Almost 80 years ago – in the summer of 1941 – fascist Germany invaded the Soviet Union – not without the support of Western states – and left behind a record of horror: an estimated 13 million dead soldiers, 14 million dead civilians and 3 million dead prisoners of war.

And only three generations later, the war drums are being beaten for a new war against Russia. Therefore, continue to sign the Public Declaration of 8/9 May 2018 in the “Neue Rheinische Zeitung (NRhZ)”: “We Europeans say NO to war against Russia!”

For the younger generation, who do not know what war means, the Kyrgyz writer Chingiz Aitmatov describes in the story “Gold Trail of Sheaves” how the “Great Patriotic War” broke out over the Soviet Union and instantly changed the lives of young and old.

Russia’ s top general has warned a big war is coming in a chilling prediction amid ongoing tensions with NATO. Valery Gerasimov, the chief Vladimir Putin’s general staff, has said he believes the West are preparing for a “large-scale military conflict”.

He was speaking at a senior briefing for the military – saying that the West has assigned “adversary status” to Russia. And the general pointed out NATO’s summit in London wanted faster deployment to the “Eastern flank”.

NATO has shipped tonnes of military hardware to the their frontier in former Warsaw Pact countries in eastern Europe. Work continues on the deployment of US nuclear missile systems in Europe.

In the Baltic countries and Poland, the Black- and Baltic seas, military activity is intensifying, while the intensity of the NATO’s military exercises are also rising. However, Moscow is the heaviest and best defended city in the world.

The Western scenarios point to NATO’s targeted preparation for engaging its forces in a large-scale military conflict. General Gerasimov said both Moscow and the West must reduce the risk of clashes in order to avoid a hostile war.

The NATO-led Trident Juncture 2018 exercise that is held in October and November was the largest massive and coordinated show of force since the Cold War.

In 2018, NATO has already coordinated approximately 100 exercises, 20% more than during the same period in 2017.

This time around the War Games will be primarily held in Norway, as well over the skies and in the seas of Sweden and Finland. Russia has been invited to send observers to watch the military exercise, but they already had their units in place.

Russia Insider / ABC Flash Point WW III News 2021.

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28-01-21 11:57

The horror show must go on?