NATO: Russia Could Invade Ukraine in 3-5 Days

Ignoring Russia Pullback, Officials Keep Hyping a War That Isn't Coming

NATO Supreme Allied Commander Gen. Philip Breedlove continues to hype the idea of Russia invading the Ukraine at some point in the near future, saying he believes Russia could conceivably carry out an “incursion” in three to five days.

Russia had a training operation ongoing near the Ukrainian border, but ordered some of the troops redeployed earlier this week. Breedlove insisted the troops are still technically “in the battlefield,” though since there isn’t an actual battle going on the definition of battlefield appears nebulous, at best.

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh-Rasmussen insisted that the Russian invasion, which Russia has repeatedly promised isn’t happening, would be “an historic mistake,” and would have “far-reaching consequences.”

Though Russia reiterated that an invasion is not coming, the foreign ministry also mocked the latest NATO comments as revealing a “Cold War-era mindset” among the alliance’s leadership.

Author: Jason Ditz

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