What Russia will do if Ukraine joins the NATO mission in the Black Sea

Source: RBTH

Submitted By: Randolph W

Ukraine’s Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak, center, waits for the start of a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission at NATO headquarters in Brussels, June 15, 2016. Source: AP

Kiev has expressed its desire to join the NATO mission in the Black Sea. The Russian Foreign Ministry says if it goes ahead Moscow will take “appropriate measures.” What exactly can Russia do?

Moving Towards Ezekiel 38-39

“Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him, And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords: Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:”
Ezekiel 38:2-5

ITD Editor's Note about the words: Gog, Magog and Persia

Many Bible teachers believe that Gog is the leader of the Russia alliance in the latter days.
Many Bible teachers believe that Magog, the descendant of Japheth, is identified as the Russian coalition in the latter days.
Persia in concert with Adolf Hitler, changed its name to Iran (Aryan Land) in May of 1935.
Russia the leader, of a coalition which is made up of Iran, Syria, Hosbollah and Hamas.
Three of that four have vowed to destroy Israel and every Jew in the world.
More of Hitler’s Satanic legacy.
Russia is the supplier of the weapons that all in coalition use as they press towards their objective, Israel.

In the course of the two-day NATO summit on June 14 and 15 in Warsaw Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak presented his roadmap” for reforming the country’s defense sector, which by 2020 should align the Ukrainian army with NATO standards. As a result several NATO countries rushed to say that they would allot additional aid to Kiev, as well as provide comprehensive support for the government’s policies.

Ukraine said that one of its plans in the near future was to join the NATO patrol mission in the Black Sea with Turkey, Romania and Bulgaria (all these countries, as well as Russia, border the Black Sea).

This announcement has left Moscow worried. The Russian Foreign Ministry hurried to say that Russia has a “very serious and cautious” approach to its southern neighbor’s new idea.

“We are carefully following this discussion and hope that it will not lead to increased risks in the region. We reserve the right to take appropriate countermeasures,” RIA Novosti quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin as saying.

Ukrainian fleet
Ukraine has been talking about its desire to join NATO and integrate into the common European home for a long time. The country is trying to take advantage of any opportunity to participate in the bloc’s military maneuvers in order to show its dedication.

However, due to the lack of financing and proper servicing of ships, in the last 25 years the Ukrainian fleet has not been in the best condition.

“The Ukrainian fleet is not as powerful as it was before and requires large financial investments and modernization. It has individual vessels that still present certain military prowess. But essentially Kiev only has the Hetman Sahaydachniy flagship, the only ship that can participate in such maneuvers. The rest are just small patrol cutters,” says Dmitri Safonov, a military commentator at Izvestia.

He likens NATO and Russian naval maneuvers in the Black Sea to “swimming in a small puddle where vessels are constantly knocking each other around.”

Saber rattling
TASS military expert and retired colonel Victor Litovkin, believes Russia will not do anything drastic and unpremeditated, while the military infrastructure on the Crimean peninsula will continue to be modernized.

“A series of measures was adopted to strengthen the security of Russian borders in this area and currently Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu is personally inspecting the military infrastructure on the peninsula,” he said.

Litovkin remarked that Russia has modernized its fighter aircraft in Crimea and supplied the region with Su-30SM generation 4+ planes that can launch anti-ship missiles. Also, coastal missile systems with Bal and Bastion winged missiles have been moved to the peninsula. These missiles can strike targets as they leave the Bosphorus, the strait between the Black Sea and Mediterranean that Turkey controls.

“Russia is also deploying new generation radar stations that are capable of controlling the region’s water, underwater and air situations. Russia is carrying out a large-scale modernization project of its Black Sea Fleet. The fleet has recently been joined by a new submarine equipped with Calibre winged missiles, which have an operational reach of 2,500 km [1,550 miles],” added Litovkin.

If there is an emergency, Russia can also send Crimea its strategic Tu-22M3 long-distance bombers, he added.

  1. William Maloon, 21 June, 2016

    I fell Ukrainian should follow through with NATO.

  2. James A Zurlo, 21 June, 2016

    Seems like a lot of IFFY things going on the Black Sea area. Looks like Hitlers Legacy to eliminate the Jews may be carried out after all if this things goes wrong. Just cant understand why everyone is out to get the Jews! That includes a lot of the United States political players.

  3. Shirley Dehmer, 21 June, 2016

    I think the whole world is afraid of us now. They cannot depend upon us anymore. We almost brought down the world economy in ’08 and now we have that “person” Donald Trump running his mouth off. The possibility of his becoming President frightens me almost to tears. Hillary is more intelligent, more controlled, but there is something under the surface that makes me think she is eager to show she is tough. We will be in a war two months after she gets in office. Plus, she is pragmatic – SHE LIKES MONEY AND IS SMART AT FIGURING OUT WAYS TO GET IT. What in the world are we to do???

  4. Alana, 21 June, 2016

    The Bible and Jesus Christ and God speaks the truth. It is near the time for Jesus’s return to save the Jews and all whom believe in the Son of God, Jesus Christ. Russia unfortunately is the beginning of Armageddon. God will not allow anyone to hurt is Chosen ones and the Land God gave to them. I feel so sorry for Russia, they want to erase there own family. Anyone who is against God is a Anti- Christ. God gave all of us a choice. To love God and believe in is only begotten Son Jesus Christ and know the love of God and Jesus or not. I pray that all who might reads this know that God loves us so very much that whom ever Believes in his Son Jesus Christ will not perish but have ever lasting Life. My God bless you. Alana Webb Christian I believe in the living GOD.

  5. Michael J Magritz, 22 June, 2016

    Clinton, obama,and the rest of the sinister evil players. You bet that they are afraid of the jewish people, since they control quite a bit of the monies. They are in there way of total dominance of the American people’s. That is why Obama and Clinton are trying to eliminate the Jew’s and the middle class. They are the Generals under SATIN. We must not let this happen.

  6. Michael J Magritz, 24 June, 2016

    Boy you sure are sick in head if choose Hitlayry. She is pure EVIL. The DEVIL dislikes her with a passion, because she wants LUCIFERS job. Yes I know most of you are in denial ,to believe in GOD, and JESUS, and that shall be your own destruction. The only chance to reverse all the wrong evil doings is to vote TRUMP. Be intelligent do the right move vote TRUMP. “GOD” BLESS AMERICA.

  7. Tony Wilson, 28 June, 2016

    Must of missed it, Mr Putin is pro Jewish, even risked his job as mayor of St Petersburg by allowing a synagogue to be built. Should check the ‘Kiev’ boys what they are up to, you may find yourselves unpleasantly suprised

  8. Tony Wilson, 28 June, 2016

    Must of missed it, Mr Putin is pro Jewish, even risked his job as mayor of St Petersburg by allowing a synagogue to be built. Should check the ‘Kiev’ boys what they are up to, you may find yourselves unpleasantly surprised

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