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Monday, February 2, 2015

War Clouds Darken

Prophecy Sign: Rumors of Wars

The situation between Russia, Ukraine and the nations of the West is still highly volatile and could be one of the regions of the world that will blow up into war at the beginning of the Tribulation, (if not sooner).

When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Mark 13:7 NIV

War Clouds Darken
Another strategic objective for Kremlin-backed forces is the industrial port city of Mariupol, whose 500,000 residents are bracing for a renewed offensive this weekend after rockets killed two members of the pro-Ukrainian Azov Battalion and wounded another six on Jan. 28. The soldiers were the first deaths in the city since a Jan. 24 attack on a civilian area left 30 people dead and nearly a hundred wounded. Situated squarely between Russia and Russian-occupied Crimea on Ukraine’s Black Sea coast, Mariupol’s industrial and port facilities make it an attractive prize. When Russian troops surged forward to Novoazovsk in September, only the Azov battalion’s 500 irregulars stood between them and Mariupol. That situation has clearly changed. “Our soldiers are ready at their positions, everyone is in a fighting mood and will stand until the end,” said Dymtro Charli, spokesperson for Ukraine’s armed forces in Mariupol.

Gorbachev warns the Cold War will become a ‘hot’ armed conflict between Moscow and the West if the EU expands Russian sanctions
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned that the new Cold War will become a 'hot' armed conflict between Moscow and the West if the EU expands sanctions against Russia. The EU is preparing to impose further sanctions against Russia as Ukraine's warring parties announced fresh truce talks after a surge in fighting between Kiev and Kremlin-backed rebels today. Pro-Russian militants pulled out of peace talks last week and announced a new offensive that was followed by a rocket attack on the strategic port of Mariupol, southeastern Ukraine, in which 31 civilians died.  Gorbachev, the last Soviet leader, appeared to pin the blame on the West for the worsening situation. He said the sanctions, which had cut Russian access to US and European capital markets, threatened to spiral into open warfare with global repercussions. 'Where will that lead all of us? A Cold War is already being waged openly. What's next?' the 83-year-old Nobel peace prize winner said. 'Unfortunately I cannot say for sure that a Cold War will not lead to a 'hot' one.' 

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