US Military: The Russians Would Be in Kiev Within 3 Days of Commencing Operations
Pentagon told White House and lawmakers
Editor’s note: in 2014 the Italian PM Matteo Renzi claimed that Putin had told EU head José Manuel Barroso that he could be in Kiev in two weeks if he wanted to. The US military believes the real number is 3 days.
In closed door briefings in the House and Senate last week, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Mark Milley told lawmakers Kiev could fall within 72 hours, at a cost of 4,000 Russian troop deaths and 15,000 Ukrainian troop deaths, multiple congressional sources say.
Biden administration cabinet members present for the briefings included Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo, Deputy Commerce Secretary Don Graves, and USAID Deputy Administrator Ambassador Isobel Coleman.
Lawmakers expressed concern the Biden administration did not act quickly enough to supply Ukraine with significant military aid – like anti-aircraft and multiple rocket launcher systems – to defend against an imminent invasion.
Briefers expressed the administration’s position: concern that supplying significant defensive aid prior to an invasion might provide Russian President Vladimir Putin with an excuse to move in, citing Western aggression. [Would it really count as a mere “excuse” though?]
Amid growing concern about the potential flight of capital and currency out of the country, Ukraine’s requests have been more geared toward economic support, one person familiar with the dialogue tells Fox.
Although the Biden admin has been delivering on $200 million in security assistance allocated in Dec, Ukraine is heavily relying on $600 million in assistance coming through the UK and Baltics, including older-version Stinger portable anti-aircraft missiles and anti-tank Javelin missiles.
The State Department recently approved waivers allowing previously blocked third-party transfers.
The US is also working to prepare for a massive refugee and migrant crisis, one person familiar w/ the planning said. European allies are leading talks on housing and migrant flows, with the assumption Ukrainians would likely flee to neighboring countries & other parts of Europe
Now that the covaid$s scamdemic is finally becoming obvious to the dying, vaxxed sheeple in the so-called Western democracies, USSA, aka the anglozionazi empire of shit imagines it can save its wobbly a$$ and its worthless blood smeared fiat filth Saudi Mercan petroscrip toilet paper dollah by turning Ukropland into a graveyard and Urupp into an overrun. impoverished refugee shithole (as if STASI Erika Merkill hadn’t done enough of that already with the detritus of USSA’S serial judaic wars of expansion in the ME).
As Bush the shrub put it after his zio puppeteers blew up amerika on 911…”Bring it on, Bubba.”
3 days ?? That if they’ll stop for a afternoon nap after a heavy lunch ?
If it starts, it will be WW3. It will destroy NATO and the Hegemon. In a very short time. (biblically, it will be CUT SHORT, or else no one will survive,
Most nato countries will opt out and that will be the end of NATO. Big if, if the russians are so dumb to invade… I think the attack, if it happens, will be very focused on 2 goals: 1 breaking NATO and 2 disabling missile launcher sites. Good riddance.
are you a child or retarded?
3 days … more like 3 hours
Straight out of belarus.
Smash the ukrainians
Take control of key point
Round up and execute or nationalist and resistence
Replace with Russian Citizens
Vote to abolish the nation and return to Russia
Go the mighty Russia!
Russian Troop deaths … I dont thik so
The Russians will just nuke it from orbit
Wish I go go watch
US goading Russia. Putin is no fool, he would soften them up first to avoid heavy loses, possibly support a coup. If Putin said 2 weeks, that means 2 weeks (or less) of methodical grinding down the radical opposition.
Just 10.3% would actually fight, the headline on this article is a bit misleading, but the truth is in there:
“Moreover, she clarified, 10.5% would be ready to join the Armed Forces of Ukraine at the front, 9% would join the volunteer forces, and another 23% would be ready to provide all possible non-military assistance (money, work, as blood donors, etc.).”
Correction 10.5% of the non conscripted would join up.
Russia could be in Kiev within 2 weeks if Russia was committed to minimizing both civilian, and military casualties. If Russia employs its airborne assets in Crimea combined with a major armor thrust from Belarus, while units holding the Donbass line move west, I would expect Kiev to be engulfed in the forward edge of the battle area is less than 36 hours. After the complete defeat of Ukrainian forces, and the total humiliation of NATO Russia will withdraw to the Dnieper River, and take a well deserved break.
The world will be a better place.