Right now there are several "hot spots" around the world where military conflict is ongoing or where tensions are somewhat elevated. The Middle East, the South China Sea, and the Ukraine quickly come to mind. Later this month we will post an article which updates all these since a major military conflict that spreads can turn into something that impacts the monetary system. None of these hot spots has more potential to get serious than the Ukraine as we see in this Voice of Russia article.
The tone of this article is very serious. Below we paste in the headline summary and some key parts of the article and then add a few comments after that.
The dangerous bellicose rhetoric and saber rattling declarations by the Kiev authorities continue to reach newer and higher levels with the new minister of defense wasting no time to issue yet another wild and dangerous statement. During his confirmation hearing to the post of defense minister in front of the Ukrainian post-coup parliament Valeriy Heletey boldly declared that there would be "… a victory parade in Ukraine's Sevastopol." Such a statement for all intents and purposes might be seen as being tantamount to a declaration of war against Russia.
"Given that Crimea is part of Russia, as is Sevastopol, which has a special federal status, such a statement by the leader of the armed forces of Ukraine can in no way be taken lightly. The implication that somehow the Ukrainian army will in the future be in a position to hold a victory day parade on Russian soil, something that could only take place after the military defeat of Russia, is a direct promise of war against Russia."
"Counting on the full support of their masters in the United States and NATO, Kiev continues to carry out actions that in any other context would bring about an open state of warfare between states."
"Since the armed coup in December we have seen Dmitry Yarosh, the leader of the Right Sector, seizing Russian assets and properties in Ukraine, killing and kidnapping Russian journalists and citizens, hundreds of verbal attacks by "officials" on Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and top Russian leaders, death threats against officials of all levels, sanctions applied against Russian officials and even journalists by the Kiev, ethnic Russians killed and bombed on a daily basis, attacks on an embassy with the participation of the foreign minister, military incursions into Russian territory, the bombing of Russian border checkpoints, the stealing of Russian resources including 4.5 billion dollars in gas, false flag operations staged to blame Russia, continuous wild claims against Russia by top officials... and the list goes on."