Friday, February 11, 2022

Russian tanks versus global warming

 Satellite images show new Russian forces deployed in several places near Ukraine. These photos confirm the words of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken: "Moscow is continuing to gather troops at the Ukrainian border."

The company Maxar Technologies, which is monitoring the concentration of Russian forces, announced that the photos taken on Wednesday and Thursday show new military deployments in several locations in the annexed Crimea, in the west of Russia, and in Belarus.

In Crimea, the company identified a new deployment of troops and equipment in three locations. The photos show, among others, 550 military tents and hundreds of vehicles at the Oktyabrskoye airfield north of Simferopol.

In Belarus, where Russian-Belarusian maneuvers are underway, a new deployment of troops, military vehicles and helicopters has been identified at the airport near Gomel, less than 25 km from the Ukrainian border.

A considerable number of military personnel has also recently reached Kursk in western Russia, about 110 km from the border with Ukraine.

Fortunately, it looks that Putin may have missed his opportunity and the melts surprised the Russian military. Apparently, Russian tanks can't handle mud and "sink into the post-melting ground."