Putin Plotting to Unleash Major Attack on Independence Day?

Press Service of the President of the Russian Federation

Russian President Vladimir Putin may be planning a major attack on Ukrainian independence day.

As MSN reports:

Fears are mounting among Ukrainian officials that Russian President Vladimir Putin might choose to escalate his attacks on Ukraine during the country’s Independence Day holiday next week.

“We must definitely be prepared for possible missile strikes,” said Yuriy Ihnat, Spokesperson for the Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, on Wednesday. He warned that Russia has a preference for using certain special dates for so-called “congratulations.”

There are concerns that Russia might use Belarus as a launchpad for attacks given a flurry of movements observed there in recent days, according to Ihnat.

“We constantly observe the movement of [Russian] troops in the territory of Belarus, as well as the transportation of ammunition, Iskander and other types of missiles. This happens all the time. If an Il-76 flies from the Russian Federation to the territory of Belarus, then it is clear that it delivers weapons,” Ihnat said.

Russia has been slowly gaining territory in Ukraine’s east as the war continues to drag on into its six month.

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