Russia invades Ukraine: A dark day for Europe

2022, February 24

President Zelensky of Ukraine warned that “a new iron curtain” was falling across Europe last night as Russian tanks and paratroopers laid siege to Kyiv in an apparent attempt to decapitate the country’s democratic government.

Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine started before dawn yesterday with air, land and sea attacks, leaving western capitals scrambling to co-ordinate a response. The United States sent thousands more troops to Europe as Nato vowed to defend its eastern allies even as Ukraine faced the might of the Russian military alone. The assault began with a blitzkrieg to disable its air defences. In a pre-dawn address from the Kremlin, President Putin warned that any western retaliation would provoke a response “never seen in history”. It came as: President Biden announced America’s most punishing sanctions on Russia to date, accusing Putin of trying to recreate the Soviet Union. Boris Johnson unveiled new sanctions as he branded the Russian leader a “bloodstained aggressor”.

The West’s worst fears materialized this week as Putin launched a full blown invasion of Ukraine. Moscow’s assault on Kyiv began at 5.33am, stirring collective memories of “4am Kyiv bombed”, a phrase known to every Ukrainian relating to the German bombardment of 1941.

The G7 leaders said in a statement

“This crisis is a serious threat to the rules-based international order, with ramifications well beyond Europe.”

There is a sense that everything has changed and once more the world stands on the edge of much greater conflict and destabilisation. Putin is taking over the last part of ancient Magog which originally covered eastern Ukraine. Magog actually means “the land of Gog.” Putin (Gog) is making Ukraine part of his land. Exactly what Ezekiel says.

Son of man, set thy face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him,  And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: (Ezekiel 38:2-3)

Andy Walton

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