Urgent Update: US and Russia Tensions Escalate

Matthew 24:6-8

“6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.”

Friends, please prepare in case war does come. It is time to put God first and pray. Pray for the will of God, pray that Christians will not be caught unaware. Pray for your family and friends. Pray that if God wills, peace would come to these nations. Pray for the people in war-torn countries.

 Keep in mind the Lord may ordain this, and in this sense pray and prepare. Have hope for it may not escalate to war, but in case it does, do not be caught without enough oil for your lamp. Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. God bless you and keep you, to all people in all countries.

Biden declares National Emergency with threat of Russia.

“President Biden on Thursday signed an executive order declaring a “national emergency” over the threat from Russia, as his administration slapped new sanctions on the country.

Today, we announced actions to hold the Russian Government to account for the SolarWinds intrusion, reports of bounties on U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan, and attempts to interfere in the 2020 U.S. elections,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement.”(1).

Biden Administration expelling Russian diplomats and placing sanctions against Russian companies.

“The Biden administration announced Thursday the U.S. is expelling 10 Russian diplomats and imposing sanctions against dozens of companies and other people, holding the Kremlin accountable for interference in last year’s presidential election and the hacking of federal agencies.

The U.S. also announced as part of the same executive order sanctions on 32 individuals and entities accused of attempting to interfere in last year’s presidential election, including by spreading disinformation.” (2).

Possible war between US and Russia.

“Pro-Kremlin mouthpiece Margarita Simonyan warned that war between two superpowers is ‘inevitable’” (3).

Russia responds to US decision. With sanctions in turn and will retaliate.

The Russian Foreign Ministry announced on Thursday that it would soon respond in kind to a new package of sanctions unveiled against the country by US President Joe Biden, with Washington also expelling ten of Moscow’s diplomats.

Maria Zakharova, the ministry’s spokeswoman, told reporters that retaliation against the move was “unavoidable,” and that the American ambassador, John Sullivan, had been summoned for “tough talks.” She said, “I would hardly have said this before, but I can say it now: It’s not going to be a pleasant meeting for him.” (4).

Tension with Ukraine and Russia – Ukraine threatens Consequences.

“Ukraine has warned Russia that it will bear ‘very painful’ consequences if it invades as Vladimir Putin continues to mass his forces in eastern Europe. 

Dmytro Kuleba, the country’s foreign minister, said today that Moscow is ‘openly’ threatening Ukraine with ‘destruction’ by stationing 80,000 troops along its border – with more arriving every day – calling on western allies to provide more practical support and warning that ‘words are not enough’.” (5).

“Ukraine fears more than 100,000 Russian troops will be in place on its borders, ready to invade, by the end of the month.

A Ukrainian government report, obtained by the Daily Mail, estimates the Kremlin will deploy up to 30,000 extra soldiers, accompanied by more tanks and rocket systems, in support of 80,000 Russian troops already awaiting orders to advance.

The figures are based on intelligence intercepts and satellite photographs as troops and equipment travel hundreds of miles across Russia to amass around its neighbor.” (6).

Russia prepares deployment of Nukes to Crimea

“Ukraine claims Putin is preparing to deploy nuclear weapons to Crimea as tensions ratchet up further and Russia holds live-fire drills in the Black Sea ahead of the arrival of first US warship into the region.

Comes as first of two US destroyers thought to be on the way to the Black Sea is expected to arrive today.

Missile ships, frigate and minesweeper took part in drill with naval airplanes and helicopters…

Meanwhile, Kremlin said it is ‘studying’ Joe Biden’s proposal for summit with Putin but has not yet accepted” (7).

  1. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-russia-threat-national-emergency-sanctions
  2. https://apnews.com/article/us-expel-russia-diplomats-sanctions-6a8a54c7932ee8cbe51b0ce505121995
  3. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9469575/Ukraine-standoff-Russia-announces-snap-live-fire-drills-Black-Sea-today.html
  4. https://www.rt.com/russia/521148-us-sanctions-national-debt-retaliation/
  5. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9472661/Russian-troops-paint-assault-vehicles-invasion-stripes-Putins-force-grows.html
  6. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9472071/Vladimir-Putin-ready-roll-Ukrain
  7. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9469575/Ukraine-standoff-Russia-announces-snap-live-fire-drills-Black-Sea-today.html

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