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‘Why wait?!’ Brit in Ukraine gives startling account of why locals ignore US war warning




LBC presenter Eddie Mair spoke with Daniel Williams who lives in Ukraine with his family who threw cold water over the suggestion a war will soon break out this week. Mr Williams said many “well-travelled expats” who have been told to leave the country due to the conflict risk are less than convinced with American military intelligence considering their track record on similar matters. Mr Williams added many have deep roots in the country and refuse to leave as he described the situation on the ground to the LBC listeners.

Speaking on LBC, Mr Williams gave his account on the ground and explained many were sceptical of America’s military track record.

He told the station: “Not talking specifically about myself but a lot of people here… A lot of people are more cynical… about American intelligence.

“I think, maybe their track record isn’t staggering from what we know.

“Behind the scenes, they may do great things but you think about being caught out in Kabul and not expecting the Taliban to invade Kabul and you know, there’s always the stigma of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

“You say to the average, well-travelled expat who’s built a life here in Ukraine, American intelligence says there’s going to be an invasion on Wednesday they don’t take that at face value, necessarily.”

Mr Williams noted how a previous caller discussed Russian investment in London and why the UK Government has not taken action against them if war was about to break out.

He added: “Why the hell are the oligarchs in London not getting sanctioned why Putin’s friends and his money in the West not getting sanctioned if you’re threatening to attack a democratic country?

“Why wait until you attack a democratic country to then sanction you? Why not say we have credible intelligence that we’re completely convinced about that you’re going to do this so we’re going to sanction your your your friends, we’re gonna sanction your money.

“And if you don’t attack Ukraine, well then you can have it back. But why? Why wait?” 

YouTube Dave Basset of Random Dave Vlogs moved from Devon to Bila Tserkva, which is 50 miles south of the capital Kiev, where he lives with his family.

Speaking to, Mr Basset was asked what he had seen or heard while living in Ukraine which had made him worried about a potential Russian invasion.

He explained: “What worried me was looking at the travel advice, whereas before it was don’t travel to Crimea and we know there’s already friction.

“But the rest of Ukraine, that’s fine to travel to.

“So that worried me as now they’ve changed that to don’t travel to Ukraine at all, unless essential, so it just gives you a signal and indication that sources are taking this seriously.

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“So you’ve got to take it seriously to a point as well.

“We don’t know everything that’s going on behind the scenes, of course, we’re not intelligence, but you do have to pay attention.

“So that’s what got me a little worried and the fact that also they were saying British citizens who are British nationals, they need to register with the FCDO.”

Mr Basset explained he has created his own contingency plans to get out of the country as he did not want to rely on “one source”.

He said: “That’s the only information at the moment and that’s why I feel it’s important not to rely on one source, you need to have a plan yourself.

“But if things do come to a head, yes I do hope the UK Government would be transparent and would give you the relevant information if you need it.”

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss warned there could be “an imminent invasion of Ukraine” and called for British citizens to “leave now”.

Russia has denied it has plans to invade Ukraine despite reports suggesting over 100,000 soldiers are on Ukraine’s borders.



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'This is huge' Swedish Air Force jet deployed over Belarus border in threat to Putin




The Scandinavian country is not a member of NATO, but could be ready to trade in its neutral status in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

News of Stockholm’s decision to send a jet was revealed by twitter user Jamming.

They wrote: “Swedish Air Force Korpen active over Poland border area with Belarus.

“Sweden part of surveillance of Belarus and Ukraine!!!

“This is a huge political statement! Update on SwAF Korpen.”


The Gulfstream IV aircraft was tracked taking off from Linking airport and then flying towards the city of Grodno in western Belarus.

It was flying at an altitude of just under 12,000 metres at a speed of 836 kilometres per hour.

Although Sweden is not a NATO member, it is an “enhanced opportunity partner” of the military alliance.

The government also signed a statement in 2018 pledging to strengthen its defence cooperation.

Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson rejected calls by opposition parties earlier this month for the country to join NATO.

She argued that such a move would further destabilise Europe.

Her statement came in the wake of threats from Moscow that NATO membership would bring “serious military-political consequences” for Sweden.

However, there is growing public support among Swedes for their country to join the transatlantic military alliance.

A poll conducted in late February by broadcaster SVT found that 41 percent of the public supported NATO membership, while thirty-five percent were against.

It was the first time an opinion study in Sweden had found more people in favour of the country joining NATO than were against it.



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Putin humiliated: Russia tries and fails to capture defiant Ukraine village for tenth time




Russia has tried and failed to capture the village of the Chornobaevka ten times, according to Ukrainian presidential adviser Aleksey Arestovich. Videos shared by Ukrainian officials online showed the “tenth defeat of the Russian invaders in Chornobaevka”. The continued failures to capture the village comes as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said last night that his country’s forces had “dealt powerful blows” to the Russian military.

Mr Arestovich told a press conference that Russian troops had tried to take Chornobaevka for the tenth time, but the assault again ended in failure.

Following this, the head of the nearby Mykolaiv Regional State Administration Vitaly Kim published a video showing “the defeat” as explosions erupt on the outskirts of the village.

The resolute village has become famous in Ukraine for its defence, as President Zelensky commended Chornobaivka last weekend for fending off six invasions at the time.

He said: “Ukrainian Chornobaivka will go down in war history. This is a place where the Russian military and their commanders have shown themselves for who they truly are – incompetent, capable of simply handing over their people for slaughter.

“Our military has annihilated the invaders near Chornobaivka six times.

“Six times, yet they keep coming back.”

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Online users ridiculed the latest Russian failures and hailed the Ukrainian defiance, with one Reddit user remarking: “At some point, I think every military intelligence outfit looking at this must be wondering how bad the rot is in the Russian military.”

One user visavillem added: “So this is the 10th time. Are Russians trying to bait Ukrainians to waste ammo with some obsolete/broken equipment, or are they really so stupid, that they keep stepping on the same rake again and again?”

Another user on Reddit adfgqert posted: “The Ukrainian people have resolve and determination that is beyond what I think is normal.

“Beyond inspirational and they bring fighting for what they believe in to a new level for me.” 

This comes amid ongoing setbacks for Russian military forces in the south of the country.

Earlier this week, it was reported that Russia had withdrawn most of its helicopters from a strategic airport in Kherson, in southern Ukraine, according to satellite images.

Kherson has also been the site of several local protests against the occupying Russian soldiers.

The official said: “We can’t corroborate exactly who is in control of Kherson but the point is, it doesn’t appear to be as solidly in Russian control as it was before.

“That would make it very, very difficult for them to make any kind of ground movement on Odesa.

“That would be a significant development, no question about that, in terms of the southern part of the war.” 


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