The Pentagon on Thursday said that Russia has been firing artillery into Ukraine for “several days.”
Obama administration officials said Thursday that Russia is firing artillery from its own territory into Ukraine to hit Ukrainian military sites, pointing to escalating Russian involvement in the deadly conflict. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf also claimed Moscow is boosting its military shipments to pro-Russian separatists. “We have new evidence that the Russians intend to deliver heavier and more powerful multiple rocket launchers to separatist forces in Ukraine and have evidence that Russia is firing artillery from within Russian to attack Ukrainian military positions,” Harf told reporters. She said the evidence derived from “human intelligence information” but declined to elaborate, saying it would compromise sources and methods of intelligence collection. The Pentagon, though, confirmed her account, and said Russia has been firing artillery for several days now. The allegations come amid an increasingly bitter war of words between Washington and Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine and conflicting claims over the downing of a Malaysian passenger jet over eastern Ukraine last week.
This is a shocking, and deeply disturbing, revelation because it goes to show that Russia no longer cares about trying to be district/covert in influencing the Civil War in Ukraine. Unless the U.S. does something, and does it soon, it may soon be too late to stop Russia from invading the country. As Ronald Reagan once put it “We are the last stand on Earth.” There is no country that is capable of going toe-to-toe with Russia and winning. We did it once before. We can do it again. But we need to be united in our response. The Red army is slowly starting to march forward again, casting it’s shadow of oppression on Eastern Europe. Are we going to simply stand by and let millions be oppressed? We can’t, we shouldn’t, and we won’t. That’s not the American way.
BREAKING: Pentagon Says Russia Firing Into Ukraine