100,000 Troops On STANDBY – Vladimir Putin Notified!
(UnitedVoice.com) – As the invasion of Ukraine prepares to enter the sixth month of combat, things may not be going as well as Russian President Vladimir Putin had hoped. Many believed the larger nation’s armed forces’ superior capabilities would allow him to take Kyiv in a matter of days. Instead, the military retreated after intense battling, and focused on the eastern region near the border of the two adversarial countries. On Monday, August 8, Defense Department Under Secretary for Policy Colin Kahl told reporters Putin’s military has sustained between 70,000 and 80,000 casualties.
As the war to rid Ukraine of supposed fascists continues, Putin may not have the political capital to order more troops to the front lines. Media reports recently emerged that Moscow was making a deal with North Korea. If it happens, it would be an expansion of the war, complicating matters for the West.
Russia State TV Announces Deal Made With Kim Jong-un
On Russian Channel One, defense pundit Igor Korotchenko reported North Korea might send 100,000 soldiers to fight against President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s armed forces. In exchange, the Kremlin could give the struggling hermit country energy and grain. News agency REGNUM said Kim would deploy its forces to Donetsk People’s Republic [DPR] and Luhansk People’s Republic [LPR]. Kim recognizes the two areas as independent nations.
Korotchenko, the editor-in-chief of Russia’s “National Defense” journal, said if Kim wants to help, the Kremlin should accept the offer. He stated the authoritarian nation’s experience with countering artillery batteries and rocket systems would be an aid to the fledgling war effort.
The analyst argued that if the Kremlin partnered with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), it should end its cooperation in international sanctions against the communist regime. The DPRK and Moscow have a storied history. In 1948, the Soviet Union was the first to officially recognize the new communist regime and supported the Korean People’s Army. Even after the Soviet Union fell apart in the early 1990s, when Putin came to power in the early 2000s, he strengthened the relationship between the two countries.
Kim Supported Invasion
After the incursion by the former Soviet country on February 24, Kim was among the first to support the war effort. The DPRK joined five states that voted down a condemnation by a United Nations resolution. Korotchenko said the people shouldn’t be ashamed to wipe the anti-Russian country off the map using whatever means it has at its disposal.
If North Korea does enter the war, what will it mean for the West, which continues to sanction Kim heavily over his nuclear ambitions? Will it mean an expansion of the war? Will a proxy war drag the United States into a more direct conflict with Russia? How would Zelenskyy fight off 100,000 more troops?
While it might depend on the troops’ quality and the West’s resolve to defend Ukraine, there are more questions than answers. First, Kim must make a move to strike. Is he willing to sacrifice his soldiers when the Kremlin isn’t ready to do the same?
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