Russia suspends participation in START treaty limiting nuclear weapons

February 21, 2023 — The Jerusalem Post reports: “Russia would suspend involvement in the new START nuclear treaty Russian President Vladimir Putin announced at an address at the Federal Assembly on Tuesday, in a speech about the challenges facing his country.

Putin said that Russia would not withdraw fully from START, only suspend its participation and that its return to the treaty was predicated on the status of NATO’s combined nuclear arsenal.

Putin said that the Defense Ministry and the Rosatom state nuclear corporation should be prepared to conduct nuclear tests if necessary, but that the Kremlin would not be the first to conduct them. He said that officials in Washington were considering testing nuclear weapons.

Ninety percent of Russia’s nuclear forces have been refitted with the latest systems, Putin said. The Russian military would also be armed with the most advanced technologies possible, and many Russian weapon models were vastly superior to their foreign counterparts…”  (Russia preparing to fulfill Ezekiel 38:1, 2, 8, 16; Joel 2:3, 20, 30 for the Armageddon campaign – Revelation 16:16 – which will be fought against America, the EU and the entire Western World. Islamic armies will align themselves with Russia and China for holy jihad – holy war – Ezekiel 38:13; Daniel 11:40; Isaiah 17:1; Ezekiel 38:5-7; Psalm 83: 4 – 7.)

Russia’s Northern Fleet deploys with nukes in first since Cold War

February 16, 2023 — The Jerusalem Post reports: “Russia’s Northern Fleet is on the move, being deployed while armed with tactical nuclear weaponry for the first time since the Cold War, according to a Norwegian intelligence report.

‘A central part of the nuclear capabilities is located on the North Fleet’s submarines and surface vessels,’ the report stated, adding that these tactical nuclear weapons represent a very significant threat to NATO member states.

This comes amid Russia’s defense budget increasing by 34% in 2023.

In addition, the intelligence report notes that Russia’s conventional military power has weakened. 

This is largely due to the ongoing invasion of Ukraine. This conflict has seen Russia expend large amounts of its stockpile of missiles, artillery, combat vehicles, manpower and more…”  (Ezekiel 38:5 predicts that Russia, the Orient, and Persia [which changed its name to Iran in 1932] will see millions destroyed through atomic warfare in the Latter Years and Latter Days – Ezekiel 38:8, 16. Prepare to meet thy God Israel – Amos 4:12. This battle is described in Revelation 9:14 – 18: “Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them. And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone. By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.”  See the next three reports.)

Russia fires dozens of missiles at Ukraine overnight: Kyiv

February 17, 2023 — SpaceWar.com reports: “Ukraine on Thursday reported a new wave of overnight Russian missile and drone strikes, which killed at least one and damaged many buildings.

The Ukrainian army said it shot down 16 of the 36 missiles Russia launched overnight from planes and ships in the Black Sea.

‘Unfortunately, there were hits in the north and west of Ukraine, as well as in the (central regions of) Dnipropetrovsk and Kirovograd,’ presidential chief of staff Andriy Yermak said.

Dnipropetrovsk regional governor Sergiy Lysak posted images on Telegram of firefighters working in the debris of partially destroyed residential homes.

The strikes killed a 79-year-old woman, Lysak said.

In the western region of Lviv, strikes hit a ‘critical infrastructure facility’, governor Maksym Kozytsky said on Telegram. No casualties were reported…”

Russia vows ‘response’ if UK sends planes to Ukraine as Zelensky visits London

February 9, 2023 — SpaceWar.com reports: “Russia on Wednesday said that it would respond if Britain sends warplanes to Ukraine, warning of an escalation.

‘Russia will find a response to any unfriendly steps taken by the British side,’ Moscow’s embassy in London said in a statement carried by Russian news agencies.

The Russian embassy said that London would bear responsibility for the ‘’bloody harvest’ of the next round of escalation as well as military and political consequences ensuing from this for the European continent and the whole world.’

On Wednesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visited London where he urged allies to send combat aircraft to his war-torn country.

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said ‘nothing is off the table’ in terms of military aid for Ukraine…”

Russia Says Longer-Range Western Weapons Would Escalate Ukraine Conflict

February 1, 2023 — Voice of America News reports: “Russia said Wednesday that supplies of long-range weapons to Ukraine would not deter Russian forces, but would increase tensions and escalate the conflict.

The comments from Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov came amid reports the United States is preparing a new round of aid that would include longer-range rockets to help Ukrainian forces fight off a Russian invasion.

Reuters reported that according to two U.S. officials briefed on the matter, a weapon called the Ground Launched Small Diameter Bomb with a range of 150 kilometers was part of the package expected to be announced as soon as this week.

Also expected to be included were Javelin anti-tank weapons, counter-drone and counter-artillery systems, armored vehicles, communications equipment, and enough medical equipment to support three field hospitals…”

Russian bomber jets intercepted over Alaska by US air defense systems

February 15, 2023 — The Jerusalem Post reports: “Multiple Russian military aircraft including fighter jets and strategic bombers were intercepted by North American air defense forces as they flew over international airspace near Alaska, US military said.

The aircraft, which were identified on February 13, did not enter United States or Canadian airspace and did not pose a threat, the North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) said in a statement dated February 14.

It added that the Russian flights were in no way related to the mysterious spate of airborne objects shot down by the US military over North America in the past few weeks.

‘NORAD had anticipated this Russian activity and, as a result of our planning, was prepared to intercept it… Two NORAD F-16 fighters intercepted the Russian aircraft,’ it said…”  (Dr. Van Impe began preaching on the coming war with Russia in 1958. The message brought tens of thousands to their 800 church revivals and ten million to 220 mass city-wide crusades in America’s and Canada’s major cities. In the 61 years up to his promotion to Glory, he did not have 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. Soon World War III, Armageddon will occur. We 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.  See the next two reports.)

Dutch F-35 intercept, escort away Russian warplanes nearing Polish airspace

February 14, 2023 — The Jerusalem Post reports: “Dutch F-35 jets intercepted and escorted away three Russian warplanes after they neared Polish airspace on Monday, said Dutch Defense Ministry.

The Russian IL-20M Coot-A reconnaissance and signals plane and two SU-27 Flanker fighter planes were escorted ‘from a distance and handed over escort to NATO partners,’ said the ministry.

NATO air command said on Monday morning that German Eurofighters shadowed the Russian craft, ‘who were posing a danger to other air users by ignoring international air safety rules.’

This was the first scrambling of the Dutch fighters since deployed at the Malbork air base in northern Poland. The jets are tasked with monitoring NATO airspace and ‘air policing’ until the end of March…”

US warship operates in Black Sea in first instance since Russian invasion of Ukraine

February 7, 2023 — The Jerusalem Post reports: “A United States warship, a Destroyer named USS Nitze, was seen to be operating in the Black Sea. This is the closest a US warship has been to Russia since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began. 

Nitze operates as part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group. 

The ship entered the region and visited Turkey on February 3rd, which was confirmed on the Twitter account of the US Navy’s Sixth Fleet…”