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RUSSIA AND THE KINGS OF THE EAST

Russia to launch biggest war games in its history

September 11, 2018 — SpaceDaily.com reports: “Hundreds of thousands of Russian troops will take part in the country’s largest ever military drills Tuesday, in a massive show of force featuring Chinese soldiers that has rattled the West.

The week-long deployment dubbed ‘Vostok-2018’ (East-2018), which will kick off in eastern Siberia and includes the Chinese and Mongolian armies, has been condemned by NATO as a rehearsal for ‘large-scale conflict’.

President Vladimir Putin is expected to attend Vostok-2018 after hosting an economic forum in Russia’s far eastern city Vladivostok where his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping is one of the prominent guests.

The military exercises come at a time of escalating tensions between Moscow and the West over accusations of Russian interference in western affairs and ongoing conflicts in Ukraine and Syria…”  (Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39 predict the union of Russia and China [Revelation 16:12; Daniel 11:44] as leaders in the battle for the greatest war in history called Armageddon – Revelation 16:16.  Revelation 9:14 – 18 pictures its upcoming disastrous results.  See the next report.)

China Joins Russia for Massive Wargame as Xi Meets with Putin

September 13, 2018 — Breitbart.com reports: “Russia’s biggest military exercise since the end of the Cold War is now underway, with a sizable contingent of elite Chinese and Mongolian troops participating.

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Vladivostok on Tuesday for a bilateral summit on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum.

The five-day military exercise, held near Russia’s border with China, is scheduled to conclude on September 17. The event marks the first-time foreign troops from beyond the Soviet military alliance have been invited to participate in a major Russian drill. Xi’s attendance in Vladivostok was the first time a Chinese leader has participated in the Eastern Economic Forum.

Not only is the wargame intended to demonstrate the close relationship between China and Russia, but analysts told the Wall Street Journal it will give the rapidly modernizing Chinese military invaluable experience at operating on foreign soil…”

Russian Nuclear Bombers Intercepted Near Alaska

September 7, 2018 — The Washington Free Beacon reports: “Two Russian nuclear-capable bombers were intercepted by American F-22 jets near Alaska on Saturday, the North American Aerospace Defense Command disclosed.

The bombers were detected flying near the Aleutian Islands, said Michael Kucharek, a spokesman for the Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).

‘Two Alaskan-based NORAD F-22 fighters intercepted and visually identified two Tu-95 ‘Bear’ long-range bomber aircraft flying in the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone, south of the Aleutian Islands,’ he told the Free Beacon…”  (I began preaching on the coming war with Russia in 1958. The message brought tens of thousands to our 800 church revivals and ten million to 220 mass city-wide crusades in America’s and Canada’s major cities. Fifty-seven years later I have not had to change one detail in this Holy Spirit directed and empowered message. This war is soon to take place – Ezekiel 38:1, 2, 5, 8, 16; Ezekiel 39: 1, 2, 12, and 13. See the next report. Soon World War III, Armageddon will occur. I believe the Rapture will happen before this climactic war – “Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth” – Revelation 3:10.)

Russian military successfully test-fires new interceptor missile

September 5, 2018 — SpaceWar.com reports: “According to the Russian Defense Ministry’s statement, the new missile interceptor has reliably confirmed its performance specifications and successfully accomplished the set task by destroying a simulated target with a required accuracy.

‘An air and missile defense unit of the Russian Aerospace Forces has carried out another successful test of a new interceptor missile at the Sary Shagan anti-ballistic missile testing range in Kazakhstan,’ the ministry said in a statement.

In April, Russian Defense Ministry reported that a new upgraded anti-ballistic missile system designed to protect Moscow against air and space attacks, as well as to carry out tasks in the interests of missile attack warning systems and control of outer space, has been successfully tested in Kazakhstan…”

Risk of South China Sea Strife if Beijing Attempts Defense Zone

September 14, 2018 — Voice of America News reports: “An air defense zone declared by Beijing, or any effort to stop civilian ship traffic, would raise the risk of conflict in the disputed South China Sea after years of calm, because either move would inconvenience day-to-day operations, scholars who follow the region say.

Five other militarily weaker maritime claimants have watched without major protest as China tests bombers, holds naval drills and considers nuclear power stations in the 3.5 million-square-kilometer sea. Last week Chinese news media reported tests of the country’s first domestically made seaplane, for possible use in the disputed waterway.

But other governments — Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam — would step up their protests if Beijing declared an air defense identification zone or began forcibly directing traffic of the numerous privately owned ships that transit the sea, said Alexander Huang, strategic studies professor at Tamkang University in Taiwan…”  China unites with Russia for World War III – Ezekiel 38:1, 2, 8, 16; and Daniel 11:44; Revelation 16:12 and Revelation 9:14.  See the next report.)

Japan claims China ‘escalating’ military actions

September 3, 2018 — SpaceDaily.com reports: “Japan’s defence chief on Monday warned the country faces a tough security environment, with China and Russia stepping up military activity and North Korea posing ‘imminent threats’.

Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera said China had been ‘unilaterally escalating’ its military activities in the past year, including carrying out new airborne operations around Japan and running a nuclear submarine near disputed East Coast isles.

‘China has been rapidly improving its military strength and fast increasing its military activities,’ Onodera told an annual gathering of the top brass of Japan’s Self-Defense Forces.

‘It is unilaterally escalating its military activities in the sea and aviation spaces around our country. This has become a significant concern for our country’s defence,’ he said…”

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