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Europe sucked into a war against Russia

Ukraine’s defence against Russia has developed during the previous months, such that the contributions made by other countries in support of Ukraine, ended up involving all of Europa in this war.

None of the civilians living in Europe can ignore the actions of that man in the North. It was made clear, over time, that Vladimir Putin his words and actions could not be put aside as just some reliable one-man thoughts of a dreamer.

Several times he has lied about his plans and worse, to the Russian people, he has frequently distorted reality and given a totally inverted picture of what is really going on down below the Russian Federation. The West must be aware that it has to do with a very dangerous individual who shrinks for nothing. Even though the Americans had warned Europe of Russia’s possible plans to attack, no one in Europe could have imagined that the Russian President would entangle his country in a war with a country bordering the European Union.

Who knows, Putin may have turned his business completely differently for him than he had planned or hoped, and he has gradually ended up deeper in a hornet’s nest where he has now become stuck and sees no turning back.  Putin was able to silence the West with several thunder sermons. In the long run, citizens could no longer see where things really happened or where propaganda was concerned because we also clearly saw that there is a propaganda war going on.

Putin is convinced that as a world leader he is in control and is entitled not only to make his threats known, but when it comes down to it, also will come out. That is certainly something we should not overlook in the West.

Almost one year after Russia invaded Ukraine, most western governments finally understand Kyiv’s war for survival is not only Ukraine’s war but has become their war, too. From the onset, several EU countries understood that they had to help Ukraine. First, they started by helping the refugees, then by providing food and medicines. As the war continued several saw the necesity to give Ukraine also weaponry. Tgey came to understand Putin should not be allowed to conquer Ukraine. It is clear that Europe’s democracy is in danger. It’s probably a fight to the death for Ukraine, but also for European democracy, rights and values.

Putin may have said he was going to liberate Ukraine and denazify it, but he uses Neo-nazi’s to do so. His Wagner group is not at all afraid to do inhuman justice. They deliver one atrocity after the other, leaving bloodshed behind them.

On January 19, a group of nine European states have pledged to deliver more arms to Ukraine in its war with Russia, saying they would send main battle tanks, heavy artillery, air defence, ammunition and infantry fighting vehicles. For a long time Zelensky had requested such help to be able to drive the Russians back.

A German Army Leopard 2A6, assigned to the 104th Panzer Battalion conducting high-speed manoeuvres.

Pressure was also growing on German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to lift his veto on sending the third generation German main battle tank (MBT) Leopard 2 tanks, to Kyiv. The Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has vowed to deliver Leopard tanks — whether Berlin agreed or not.

“Consent is a secondary issue here,”

Morawiecki told Poland’s public radio broadcaster Wednesday.

“We will either get this agreement quickly, or we will do the right thing ourselves.”

It became clear today that no European country should dawdle any longer. But this then means that basically, all European countries are also at war with Russia from now on. So one could actually also say that we have already entered that expected World War III.

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The less streamlined US battle tank M1 Abrams, one of the heaviest tanks in service, named for General Creighton Abrams.

Even when there is no battle going on (yet) in the individual countries, all members of the European Union are now totally involved in this ongoing battle up north. The U.S. “isn’t there yet” one could say, but it shall not take long before it also shall be delivering its own main battle tank designed by Chrysler Defense (now General Dynamics Land Systems), the M1 Abrams, to Ukraine, according to a Pentagon official.

European Council President Charles Michel is aware that Europe needs to be “very ambitious” to help Ukraine withstand a possibly imminent attack.

“The following weeks can be decisive in Ukraine, because of the military situation. There is a risk of a massive assault,”

Michel told the press, on his way back from Kyiv, where he had travelled to meet President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and deliver a speech at the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s parliament.

Michel explained why it was important for him to draw attention, not only by bringing a very ambitious message of support to the Ukrainian people through his speech in Kyiv,

“but also this message to the European Union that we don’t give up and that we remain very ambitious to support Ukraine.”

From his saying we can conclude that many European leaders are convinced this debacle has gone so far that economic sanctions, diplomatic ostracism and nonexistent peace talks cannot by themselves end this war.

Generally, several leaders are also aware that they are dealing with a dangerous dictator who will not shy away from using even more unauthorised weapons and even turning to nuclear weapons. Fears of an escalating, even nuclear conflict, most often expressed by Germany’s government, are daily trumped by the horror of Putin’s relentless butchery.

By January 2023 the United States alone had already provided more than $25 billion of matériel, including 160 modern artillery pieces, 38 medium-range HIMARS rocket systems, hundreds of armoured vehicles, and tens of thousands of advanced munitions of all types.
Allies such as Poland and the Czech Republic have done even more (in relative, not absolute terms), supplying hundreds of Soviet-model tanks, an array of modern artillery systems, and all kinds of nonlethal support. Even Germany, at first hesitant to send modern tanks, has sent a score of advanced guns and missile launchers, some antiaircraft systems, and more. In total, the West in January had already sent more than 320 tanks, 2,400 other armoured vehicles, 450 artillery pieces, and more than 135 air-defense systems to Ukraine. And now many more are already on their way to the battlefield.

But it is known that to decisively defeat Russia’s forces, Ukraine shall need not only greater quantities but also different types of arms, including modern battle tanks, extensive air and antiballistic-missile defenses, and, above all, deep-attack systems such as the Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) and long-range unmanned aerial vehicles. With such weapons, Ukraine can and will repeat and expand the disruption of Russian logistics that enabled its earlier counteroffensives.

Every time a kindergarten, school or hospital is bombed; every time atrocious war crimes, rapes and hideous acts of torture are uncovered; every time a family weeps over the grave of a loved one, killed in a struggle waged on behalf of all, Europe’s obligation to resist such brutalism is reinforced.

We are at a point where every European citizen’s eyes must have been opened and will have to admit badly enough that everything will have to be done to stop these inhuman practices.

No European country can remain on the sidelines without doing anything. Every country will now have to show how it wants to defend European values.

Even if dialogue would be quite a solution, we have to recognise that Putin is simply unwilling to engage in dialogue. And even if he wanted to reach an agreement, the past has shown that his promises are not worth much as he simply does not keep them. He simply cannot be trusted anymore.

We are aware that defeat would be disastrous and would only be the beginning of a next step southwards for the Kremlin regime. Europe in a way has no choice any more. It is pushed against the wall. In order to prevail, Europe must fight back with everything it’s got, even at the risk of national armed forces ultimately becoming directly engaged.

By offering a squadron of Challenger tanks last week, the UK gave Europe an important nudge.

“It will cost so much more in human lives and so much more in money if we allow this to be a long, drawn-out attritional war,”

foreign secretary James Cleverly said.

“We should look to bring it to a conclusion quickly, the conclusion has to be Ukrainian victory. And that dictates therefore that we need to intensify our support.”

Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Ukraine’s president, spelled it out for the hard of hearing with passion and panache in Switzerland last week. The allies must move faster and more decisively, he said, because

tragedies are outpacing life [and] tyranny is outpacing democracy”.



  1. Putin, Erdogan Pledge To Boost Russia-Turkey Ties
  2. 2022 Political hotchpotch
  3. A Brief Look at NATO and Russia’s Push to Reform the Old Soviet Union
  4. A war in Ukraine could have global consequences
  5. Interference in internal affairs
  6. A country willing to stand tall against any invasion
  7. Countries around the world urging their citizens to leave Ukraine immediately
  8. Putin Lies And Manipulates History To Gain Domestic And International Support For His Military Buildup On The Ukrainian Border
  9. Threat of an invasion of Russian troops soon a serious reality
  10. A world leader deciding over other regions or countries
  11. Putin speaks plainly – and the West is speechless
  12. Putin sending Russian troops to self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Luhansk
  13. U.N. council told about Russian recognition of the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk
  14. Ukraine and Estonia taking further steps to intensify bilateral cooperation
  15. The one who claimed he was not planning an invasion in Ukraine
  16. The mainstay of Ukrainian statehood
  17. Lisa Rozner reports how Russian troops have begun moving into Ukraine
  18. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky urging the European Union to grant his country “immediate” membership
  19. USSR – USA – Cold-, Hot Wars and memorandi
  20. The moral failure of considering Ukraine for NATO
  21. Anno 2022, Neutrality or action
  22. The first week of March 2022 looked at by the Guardian
  23. Two presidents warning the West of what might come
  24. Russian forces fired at Europe’s largest Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant
  25. The First Great Information War 
  26. Ukraine From March the 4th up to now
  27. Ukraine has proven to be a self-confident nation
  28. Televangelist Pat Robertson said that Russian President Vladimir Putin was “compelled by God” in his decision to invade Ukraine
  29. Cool hand Vlad or Crazy Ivan?
  30. Some highlights of the invasion of Ukraine March 9-16
  31. Ukraine calls for Nuremberg-style tribunal to judge Vladimir Putin
  32. To governments everywhere: Stop this war
  33. Nearly a month since Vladimir Putin ordered Russian troops to invade Ukraine
  34. American propaganda or truth about possible use of chemical weapons by Putin
  35. Russian army wants to make Ukraine the Syria from Europe
  36. Weekly World Watch March 13 – 19, 2022
  37. Random Thoughts 3/15/2022 by Ray Barbier and Marcus Ampe
  38. Deceived Russian boys and mothers
  39. Russia-Ukraine war: the vulnerabilities of strategic thinking in Europe
  40. The Guardian looking at Ukraine one month after the invasion
  41. How the war in Ukraine will lead to the fulfilment of many Bible prophecies
  42. UK giving £100m more in lethal aid to Ukraine
  43. Does the population of Russia know what the Russian soldiers are doing in Ukraine
  44. The Guardian’s view on Ukraine for the first half of April 2022
  45. Has Ukraine become a Symbol of ‘Freedom’
  46. Russia ‘liberates’ Mariupol as last defenders surrender
  47. European Union leaders finally agreed to shut off the flow of most of the oil they buy from Russia
  48. Bloomberg’s view on Ukraine at the beginning of June 2022
  49. Point 92: Terrorist Putin will increase the escalation
  50. Point 93: Putin spins like a viper in a frying pan
  51. Bloomberg main messages for 04-10 July 2022
  52. The New York Times from July 11 – July 17
  53. Our selection of Things you need to know The Week: July 18 – July 24
  54. Putin was so afraid of the democracy that was beginning to flourish in Ukraine that he decided to invade Ukraine
  55. Bloomberg looking at the 4th week of August 2022
  56. The Week for 2022 August 29 – September 04
  57. New York Times view for 2022 August 29 – September 04
  58. Pseudo-referendum, Kerch bridge in Crimea and Ukraine claiming to retrieve what it owns
  59. Why Russia’s October 10 attacks on Kyiv were not about the Crimean Bridge
  60. The Week of 2022 September 05 – 11
  61. The Week of 2022 September 12 – 18
  62. Danny Boyle presenting his selection for 2022 November 11
  63. Ukrainian flags fly over Kherson again
  64. The Telegraph Frontpage for 2022 November 24
  65. 2022 towards its end
  66. The Lone horseman
  67. Russia War Crimes document circulating in EU, opposed by ICC chief prosecutor
  68. Put Putin on trial!
  69. Launched ill-judged invasion of Ukraine
  70. Russia responds to oil price cap
  71. Russia not at war with Ukraine claims Kremlin hardliner


Additional reading

  1. Powerful Russia rising from the ashes
  2. Entering a new period of ‘Cold War’
  3. PM warns Vladimir Putin against ‘tragic mistake’ as tensions rise with Ukraine
  4. Sings of the times – Difficult moments at the borders of Europe
  5. The world on the very brink of conflict
  6. Putin plays dangerous poker game
  7. Putin is sabre-rattling at the West’s moment of maximum weakness
  8. A useless but very dangerous challenge game
  9. Prepare for Russian invasion of Ukraine, US warns European allies
  10. Biden predicts Russia will attack Ukraine but warns Putin of a ‘stiff price’
  11. Joe Biden warns Russia could attack next month
  12. President Biden threatened to impose personal sanctions on President Putin if Russia moves to invade Ukraine
  13. US bolsters Europe with 3,000 extra troops
  14. The strategic error Putin is potentially about to make
  15. Will Ukraine Escape Russian Domination?
  16. Putin’s ‘staged atrocity’ plan to justify Russian invasion of Ukraine
  17. Optical illusions
  18. Social Putin
  19. Make Ukraine A Buffer State Between Russia & the EU
  20. Why Putin’s Attack on Ukraine Could Mean World War 3
  21. Last week: It became a fact: Russia invades Ukraine
  22. Russia choose to start a war
  23. Russia invades Ukraine: A dark day for Europe
  24. Putin’s Moves Toward War in Ukraine Show How Dangerous He Has Become
  25. Russia-Ukraine war: Putin lays waste to cities
  26. Surrounded by war crimes performing Russians
  27. Build-up of Russian arms and military posturing
  28. The judgement of posterity will determine whether invading Ukraine was wise or a mistake
  29. Thoughts from a Ukrainian refugee
  30. The invasion of Ukraine is personal for me…as it is for many of us
  31. Sanctions are crippling the economy of ‘Fortress Russia’
  32. Elon Musk challenging Vladimir Putin
  33. Key Facts About Ukraine and the Russian invasion
  34. Russian invasion of Ukraine enters seventh day – BBC News
  35. Those on the right who loudly praised Putin fallen silent
  36. Putin puts Russia’s nuclear force on high alert
  37. Restrictions in Russia because of sanctions from the West for peace mission in Ukraine.
  38. Ukraine war is veering fast towards a big power conflict
  39. Biden calls Putin a ‘murderous dictator’ and ‘pure thug’
  40. Biden accuses Russia of genocide in Ukraine
  41. Perplexity among the nations
  42. Antisemitism animating Putin’s claim to ‘denazify’ Ukraine
  43. Is Putin the Antichrist?
  44. Putin lays out his demands in Turkish phone call
  45. Ukraine war is veering fast towards a big power conflict
  46. Russia vows to target British weapons as UK missile downs helicopter
  47. Despicable actions that endanger entire regions and historical monuments in addition to citizens
  48. Will the Russian War in Ukraine reset World diplomacy?
  49. Putin adressing tens of thousands of flag-waving supporters at Moscow’s main football stadium
  50. UN suspends Russia from human rights body over atrocities in Ukraine
  51. Ukraine update 21 April 2022
  52. Pledges to send more military assistance to Ukraine and Russian warnings
  53. Don’t provoke ‘thin-skinned’ Putin, says former Nato secretary general
  54. Putin threatens nuclear strikes if West intervenes
  55. ‘Desperate’ Vladimir Putin may use tactical nuclear weapons, warns CIA chief
  56. Putin Has Fallen Into The ‘Dictator Trap’, Says Professor
  57. Pushing Russia
  58. Russia accuses Israel of supporting Kyiv ‘neo-Nazis’
  59. News from the Christadelphian magazine – Ukrainian war & Forgiveness
  60. Signs of the Times – On manoeuvres
  61. Can we starve the Russian war-machine
  62. European Council meeting of 20 – 21 October 2022
  63. Southern Ukrainian city Kherson back in the hands of Ukraine
  64. Liz Truss: We may support a tribunal to try Putin over war in Ukraine
  65. 2022 the year of fearing some wars
  66. Going to the end of 2022 having to see an ongoing invasion
  67. What 2022 brought to us and looking forward to 2023



  1. G-8 Down To G-7 As Leaders Exclude Russia From Meeting On Sanctions
  2. So what happens next? Putins project of war
  3. Not Just a Snapshot: The History of the Russia-Ukraine Conflict
  4. Ukraine pledges sweeping personnel changes as allies jostle over tanks
  5. White House ‘leaning’ towards sending Abrams tanks to Ukraine : report
  6. Putin’s allies call for Berlin to be NUKED after Germany’s ‘game-changing’ decision to send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine
  7. Defense & national Security — Tanks coming after all
  8. No, It’s Not The End Of The Tank Era
  9. Western Tanks Will “Burn Like All The Rest” In Ukraine, Says Russia
  10. Russia blames U.S., NATO for ‘really alarming’ change in Doomsday Clock
  11. US agrees to send 31 battle tanks to Ukraine hours after Russia issued chilling nuclear war warning
  12. Our So-Called Foreign Policy: Two German Tank Decision Mysteries
  13. U.S. confronts China over companies’ ties to Russian war effort
  14. Opinion | Nearly a year later, Ukraine’s survival is a much safer bet than Putin’s.
  15. ‘Calls for a ‘Negotiated End’ to Putin’s War is a Simplistic Solution to an Unthinkable Reality’
  16. Scientists Set ‘Doomsday Clock’ 90 Seconds Closer To Midnight
  17. Putin’s nuclear threats move Doomsday Clock toward Armageddon
  18. Putin, will he Last?
  19. Does Putin Have a ‘Shadow Army’?
  20. Kremlin Declines to Say if Moscow is Preparing for Air Strikes
  21. Ukraine war: Russia gains ground, Kyiv ire at tank ‘indecision’, Moscow air defense drill
  22. US Designates Russia’s Wagner Mercenaries a ‘Criminal Organization’
  23. Russia Says Held Air Defense Training in Moscow Region
  24. Ukraine war: ‘Global catastrophe’ threats, ‘corruption’ at Ukrainian MoD, Berlin tank stance slammed
  25. Vyacheslav Volodin issues warning to allies giving weapons to Ukraine
  26. ‘Two souls in one chest’: Germany and France renew alliance strained by Ukraine
  27. M1 Abrams vs. Leopard 2: las diferencias entre los tanques que hacen temblar a Putin
  28. Sending Leopard tanks to Ukraine calls Putin’s bluff over nuclear threat to West, ex-Navy chief warns
  29. Kremlin blames US and Nato for ‘alarming’ Doomsday Clock move closer to midnight
  30. Russia says tank promises show direct and growing Western involvement in Ukraine
  31. How many tanks does Russia have? Putin’s military power explained as Ukraine gets Leopard 2 and Abrams boost
  32. Controversy as Novak Djokovic’s dad is seen posing with Russian flag featuring Vladimir Putin’s face
  33. Pro-Putin Flags at Australian Open Raise Concern Despite Ban
  34. Vladimir Putin Offered High-Heeled Proof Of Life By Delivering Advice To Students And Giving A Cryptic Reason For His War
  35. Russia Warns of Escalation As Germany Greenlights Leopard Tanks for Ukraine
  36. US joins Germany in sending battle tanks to Ukraine
  37. Russia Launches Air Attacks on Ukraine After Germany and US Agree to Send Tanks
  38. Russia fires wave of missiles at Ukraine after Kyiv secures tanks
  39. Russia unleashes missiles on Kyiv after Ukraine secures western tanks
  40. Fear and Frustration in Moscow as Air Defense Systems Deployed
  41. Russian Military Reforms Target NATO Expansion, ‘Collective West’ – Gerasimov

Published by Marcus Ampe

Retired dancer, choreographer, choreologist Founder of the Dance impresario office and archive: Danscontact-Dansarchief plus the Association for Bible scholars, the Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" and "From Guestwriters" and creator of the site "Messiah for all". - Gepensioneerd danser, choreograaf, choreoloog. Stichter van Danscontact-Dansarchief plus van de Vereniging voor Bijbelvorsers, de Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" en "From Guestwriters" en maker van de site "Messiah for all".

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