It now seems as if a Ukrainian war is inevitable.
To start, we've witnessed Russian troop buildups near the Ukrainian border now for quite some time. And not just a handful of soldiers practicing maneuvers. We've witnessed massive amounts of troops being shipped into the area. (You can see an excellent account of such here.)
Russia has mobilized its forces, and though they may openly proclaim that they are only doing "military exercises" only the naïve will fall prey to such a claim.
According to the analysts over at Forward Observer, "Electronic warfare trucks, loudspeaker vehicles, bridging assets, and suspected Iskander-M missiles and launchers arrived within the past 48 hours."
Ballistic missiles are being brought into the area as well.
For those unaware, Iskander-M missiles are an extended range ballistic missile with a range of roughly 250 miles that is capable of bypassing enemy anti-air defenses.
They are nuclear-capable missiles, and just last month Belarusian president Lukashenko requested these missiles specifically to protect against NATO aggression in the region.
Russia possesses six amphibious landing ships. They've all left the Baltic Sea. We don't know where exactly they're headed for, but it's assumed they'll be brought into the Black Sea for operations against Ukraine.
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A massive cyberattack recently hit Ukraine.
On January 13, 2022, a "massive cyberattack" was directed against Ukrainian government websites. The Diaa portal, which provides Ukrainian citizens access to around 50 different government-run websites, was one of the areas hit. When users attempted to pull up one of those sites, they were met with a message from the hackers instead.
It stated, "Ukrainians!…all your information has become public, be afraid and expect the worst. This is for your past, present, and future."