The following video footage and photos have been received by a trusted source coming from an acquaintance, a young Ukrainian soldier that right now is located on the Ukrainian border.
The material was sent from his mobile phone and before posting this video i looked on the internet to see if this could be a joke or some fake news but I couldn’t find anything like this.
This confirms that there is no proof that Russia is withdrawing their troops from the Ukrainian border and the War has started.
I still hope this is not what i think it is, please share this video to try to shed some light on what is really happening on the Ukraine/Russia Border.
I will keep posting updates and please if you know more about what is happening feel free to leave a comment below
Please help us finding the truth share this video for more people to know
I have published this video because it came from a Ukrainian source
but the soldiers are speaking in Russian and this may be some sort of propaganda or something staged up just to increase the tension
Could this be military drills or excercises, we don’t know, but we hope so
This is not one of our usual videos but due to the gravity of the situation we tought it was appropriate to share it.
Highlight of a recent arcticle published on BBC news
While the US says Russian forces are ready to launch military action any day, Moscow has repeatedly said it has no such plans and points to the withdrawal of some units. What happens next could jeopardise Europe’s entire security structure.
How big is the risk of invasion?
Russia is adamant it has no plans to attack Ukraine, but the threat is being taken seriously because Russia invaded Ukraine in 2014 and seized its territory.
More than 100,000 Russian troops have been deployed close to Ukraine’s borders and a reported 30,000 more are engaged in exercises in Belarus, close to its 1,084km (674 miles) border with Ukraine. President Joe Biden says in total they number 150,000.
How big is Russia’s military build-up?
Russia’s defence ministry has said it is sending some of its units back to base after they completed combat drills, but major exercises are still going on. The Belarus exercises are scheduled to end on 20 February.
Nato says it sees no sign of de-escalation and that Russia still has a “massive invasion force” ready to attack from Crimea to Belarus. What is not known is whether President Vladimir Putin has decided on it. Many Western governments have called on their citizens to leave Ukraine.
Mr Putin insists Russia does not want war and is ready to negotiate. But he has also threatened “appropriate retaliatory military-technical measures” if his demands are not met.
Why is Russia threatening Ukraine?
Russia has long resisted Ukraine’s move towards European institutions, both Nato and the EU. Its core demand now is for the West to guarantee Ukraine will not join Nato, a defensive alliance of 30 countries.
Ukraine shares borders with both the EU and Russia, but as a former Soviet republic it has deep social and cultural ties with Russia, and Russian is widely spoken there.
In early 2014, Russia annexed Ukraine’s southern Crimean peninsula and backed separatists who captured large swathes of eastern Ukraine. The rebels have fought the Ukrainian military ever since in a conflict that has claimed more than 14,000 lives.
Russia has also become frustrated that a 2015 Minsk peace deal for eastern Ukraine is far from being fulfilled.
There are still no arrangements for independently monitored elections in the separatist regions. Russia denies accusations that it is part of the lingering conflict.
What does Russia want from Nato?
President Putin explained that if Ukraine joined Nato, the alliance might try to recapture Crimea.
Let’s imagine Ukraine is a Nato member and starts these military operations. Are we supposed to go to war with the Nato bloc? Has anyone given that any thought? Apparently not
Moscow accuses Nato countries of “pumping” Ukraine with weapons and the US of stoking tensions to contain Russia’s development. Mr Putin has complained Russia has “nowhere further to retreat to – do they think we’ll just sit idly by?”
In reality Russia wants Nato to return to its pre-1997 borders and Nato’s 30 member states are adamant that will not happen.
Russia has also proposed a treaty with the US barring nuclear weapons from being deployed beyond their national territories.
What is Vladimir Putin planning? How might Russia attack?
Russia has also handed out some 700,000 passports in rebel-run areas, so it could argue any action is aimed at protecting its own citizens. The US says Moscow has already begun spreading false alarms, such as the discovery of a mass grave or describing events in the east as genocide.
Russia has other options too, including cyber-attacks and paramilitary tactics. Seventy Ukrainian government websites went down in January and then two of Ukraine’s biggest banks were hit by a cyber-attack in mid-February.