Please do find Andy Walton’s Weekly World Watch of October 17 – 23, 2021 where he looks at a.o.Russia that freezes out Nato in payback for spy expulsions, Lebanese Shia militia Hezbollah which might have 100,000 trained fighters, and Britain which is in discussions with Ukraine to sell it weapons for the first time amid concerns that Russia could exploit the gas crisis to seize territory.
As it stands today Russia depends on sending its gas supplies to the EU through Ukraine. However, Russia’s new Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline will divert gas flows to the north and Putin will no longer need Ukraine’s co-operation. Even though the pipeline is complete no gas is flowing yet because it needs German government sign off. But it will happen at some point. As soon as it is switched on Ukraine could well be in trouble. Experts say they believe the main reason Russia has not tried to take the rest of Ukraine was because it was reliant on the country acting as a transit for its gas pipelines to Europe. Eastern Ukraine was once part of ancient Magog – the territory of the Scythians – which also covered southern Russia. Ezekiel 38 tells us the Gog is “of the land of Magog”. So it is highly likely Russia will take Eastern Ukraine at some point.
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