On November 11, new satellite photos showed that Russia is once again massing troops and military equipment on the border with Ukraine. The United States has warned European allies that Russia could be plotting to invade Ukraine in a repeat of the 2014 annexation of Crimea. US officials have privately briefed their EU counterparts on a possible military operation as tens of thousands of Russian troops amass near the border.
Senior Whitehall sources told The Telegraph that the Government was concerned about the reports and that there was “twitchiness” and “anxiety” among officials. It came amid heightened tensions, with Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, accused of orchestrating a migration crisis on the border between Belarus and Poland to destabilise Europe.
Not only do we have spiralling tension between the EU and Russia over Belarus we have warnings of a similar situation brewing with Ukraine. The Ukrainian Defence Ministry said Wednesday that about 90,000 Russian troops are stationed not far from the border and in rebel-controlled areas in Ukraine’s east.
It is interesting to read about “rebel controlled areas”. In Daniel 8 we read of a latter day Antiochus Epiphanes (the original king of the north). This is the same person as Gog of Ezekiel 38. We read in Daniel 8 that he comes to power
“when rebels have become completely wicked.”
The rebels in eastern Ukraine are Russian soldier’s in disguise. Putin (Gog) wants to take back eastern Ukraine as he sees it as part of Russia. Eastern Ukraine was once part of Magog – it is highly likely therefore that Gog will retake this territory one day…
“In the latter part of their reign, when rebels have become completely wicked, a fierce-looking king, a master of intrigue, will arise. He will become very strong, but not by his own power. He will cause astounding devastation and will succeed in whatever he does. (Daniel 8:23-24 NIV)
Please do find to read:
- Middle East migrants lured into thinking Belarus would provide a gateway to Europe
- Soldiers forcibly preventing migrants entering Poland
- Iraq to repatriate citizens from Belarus-Poland border
- Russian bombers fly over Belarus as border crisis deepens
- British troops deployed to Polish border as tensions with Russia rise
- Are we shambling into WWIII?