WND (Langley Intelligence Group): “Putin may feel he has been backed into a corner (due to U.S. and EU sanctions) and could respond by sending troops into Ukraine on a supposed humanitarian mission to shore up the separatists in the east of the country,” according to the open intelligence Langley Intelligence Group Network, or Lignet.
“Since Putin has shown no willingness to lose face by abandoning the rebels, he probably plans to continue to stand behind them, even if this means invading eastern Ukraine,” the Lignet report said.
Opinion: The past weeks have brought new readers to our site with the war in Israel and the tensions in Russia. Biblically, Ukraine is an important country, so lets review it in relation to prophecy.
On January 25, 2014 we posted “Should Ukraine Be Divided” with this by-line from the article from Zero Hedge “The western and north central parts will then be able to create a Western oriented state which is linguistically entirely Ukrainian while the southern and eastern parts can either merge with Russia or create a linguistically Russian state allied with Russia.”
Trouble began in Ukraine on November 25, 2013 when the pro-EU western part of the nation rebelled against Russia for voting down an EU trade agreement. A statue of Vladimir Lenin was torn down in Kiev similar to Saddam Hussein in 2003.
West Ukraine was part of three empires:
- Assyrian Empire that dominated the known world in three stages from 2500 to 700 BC.
- Scythian Empire from 700 to 200 BC
- Roman Empire AD 117-138 under the Emperor Hadrian
Daniel 2:40-44 describes a fourth kingdom, a revived Roman Empire that will dominate the world in the last days. Daniel 7:23 says that the kingdom will trample the earth and in Daniel 9:26 we are told that the final dictator will emerge from somewhere inside it’s borders.
The nations that were part of the ancient Roman Empire are beginning to return to fulfill the prophecy.
If Putin takes East Ukraine an important piece of the prophetic puzzle will be in focus as West Ukraine will be free to apply for membership into the EU after almost 1000 years.