By now the video of ICBM systems on the road in Moscow has triggered the claim that nuclear weapons are “on the way to Ukraine.”
That’s not what’s happening, but it is more evidence that Russia is planning to escalation – the beginning of season 2.
ICBM systems are being dispersed, essentially as insurance – it’s not preparation to begin a nuclear war, but it is preparation to be able to fight one if needed.
Russia will soon escalate in Ukraine, likely with decapitation strikes and the destruction of Ukraine’s vital utilities. In anticipation, they are moving strategic (read, nuclear) assets – both to deter NATO against escalating further, and to respond if the worst happens.
They’re probably ready to put a Poseidon off the coast of the English Midlands to this end as well.
Formal annexation of Ukrainian territories happens on Wednesday. I would expect more intense Russian military action after that and not before. ABN