Over the past few weeks, U.S. and western governments and their media have been hyping up the fear that the “Russians are Coming, The Russian Are Coming”… to invade Ukraine. 
There have been numerous reports that Russia is building up its troops at the Ukraine border. In response, the U.S. sent warships in the Black Sea to perform military maneuvers off Russia’s coast. And on Friday, the Russian military intercepted U.S. warplanes they said were just 12.5 miles from their border. 
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow’s recent warnings to western countries about provocative exercises near Ukraine have been noticed and “are having an effect.”
“There’s a certain tension there,” he said, according to the Financial Times. “We need that condition to remain for as long as possible, so they don’t get in their head to start some kind of a conflict. We don’t need it on our western border.”
The Trends Journal has been reporting on the tensions between Ukraine and Russia for years. (See “WASHINGTON IS DRIVING THE WORLD TO THE FINAL WAR” (Apr 2014), “UKRAINE NEWS FROM AN AMERICAN EXPATRIATE” (Jul 2014).
Few are aware of the history. 
Viktor Fedorovych Yanukovych, the fourth president of the country who served from 2010 to 2014, was the democratically elected president who turned his back on the European Union in favor of closer ties with bordering Russia. 
We reported that the western, Europe-leaning portions of the country, long struggling with a depressed economy, exploded—quite literally—with anger after Yanukovych chose Russia over the EU as the remedy for a bankrupt economy.
The protestors, with behind-the-scenes manipulation by Washington and the EU (as we detailed in Trends Journals), were victorious in forcing Yanukovych from power. 
Following the overthrow, the people of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea declared their independence from Ukraine after holding a referendum in which there was a 97 percent vote for integration of the region into the Russian Federation. 
Within a matter of weeks, the growing strife in the region became viewed as an ethnic conflict pitting Western Ukrainians, known for their pro-European aspirations, against Russian-speaking and Russian-rooted Eastern Ukrainians, who supported the annexation.
Fast Forward
Last week, Putin told foreign policy officials in Russia that the Kremlin would react appropriately to “provocative” moves by the west in the region, the FT reported. He pointed to the west’s decision to provide Ukrainian forces with weapons and military drills in the Black Sea. Putin warned the west against dismissing its “red lines.”
Outside “experts” told The Washington Post that some of the U.S. military missions have “become too provocative and should be reevaluated.” One of those instances was NATO’s move to fly strategic bombers 12 miles off the coast of Russia. The bombers could carry nuclear warheads. 
The White House reportedly asked the Pentagon to provide data on military exercises that the U.S. conducted with NATO near Ukraine. (See “BLINKEN BELLOWS: U.S. COMMITTED TO UKRAINE’S SOVEREIGNTY IS ‘IRONCLAD.”)
“Asking the question about the purpose of all this activity is totally legitimate and important, because if we are just doing stuff for the sake of doing stuff, which tends to be the default mode, then that can lead to problematic situations where we are having dangerous interactions with Russia for reasons unclear,” said Samuel Charap, a senior political scientist and Russia expert at the Rand Corp., told The Post.
TREND FORECAST: The U.S. will not go to war with Russia over Ukraine. The military in Ukraine is no match against the Russians, and its only hope for security in the future is to become a member of NATO, which Blinken did not indicate is any closer today than it was before Russians amassed at the border. 
As Gerald Celente has noted, “When all else fails, they take you to war.” Making the case to redirect the people’s mind, as Ron Paul’s Liberty report states regarding the U.S. building up tension in the area, “Biden may be calculating that he needs a nice little war to boost back his numbers and rally Americans to his support. Like most everything else in this first year of the Biden Administration, it would be a terrible mistake.

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