For some time now, the idea of a large-scale global conflict has been looking increasingly likely. Tensions between Russia and the US are higher than ever before and we might have just seen the biggest sign yet that WW3 is on the way, as Russia has just sent a huge fleet down towards Syria.
Lately, we’ve been seeing some worrying stories in the news. First, there was Russian President Vladimir Putin behaving strangely and ordering the families of Russian officials to return home as soon as possible. Then, we saw a story about the US military making fake Russian jets for possible combat practice or even a false flag attack.
Now, things are getting even more serious. NATO officials have confirmed that the Russian aircraft carrier known as Kuznetsov has been seen sailing down towards Syria. Furthermore, it seems as though Russia is deploying a huge naval fleet in this area, the biggest military movement seen from the country since the times of the Cold War.
Estimates suggest that the fleet, along with the large aircraft carrier, will take their positions near Syria within the next two weeks. Seven large ships were sailing alongside the carrier and this force will surely have a decisive influence on the current conflict in the city of Aleppo.
Kuznetsov is one of the largest aircraft carriers in the world. Equipped with powerful anti-ship missiles and capable of storing over 50 aircraft, this vessel represents the pride of the Russian army. Other vessels spotted in the fleet include a nuclear-powered cruiser and a pair of anti-submarine warships.
These events would suggest that Putin is fully-prepared to start a war in order to defend Russia’s stance on Syria. With US forces also closing in and being heavily involved in the Aleppo conflict, a clash between the two global powers seems inevitable.
Russia has received global criticism over its stance on Syria, with many governments claiming that the actions of Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are completely inhumane. Bashar al-Assad needs to regain control over Aleppo very quickly, but NATO forces could intervene. In launching this fleet, Russia is making a statement that it will defend the Syrian government against anyone.
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