59-year-old grandmother trains with Ukraine’s National Guard as ordinary people take up arms

A grandmother took up arms to defend Ukraine against Russia as she enlisted in her country’s national guard to confront Vladimir Putin.

Rumia, 59, was joined by hundreds of other ordinary people who are preparing to protect their homes from a potentially imminent invasion.

This was the first time the administrative clerk joined training with the Ukrainian Territorial Defense Forces (TDF).

The TDF can be seen as similar to the Home Guard – the reserve army and civilian militia that protected Britain during World War II.

Rumia belongs to the Crimean Tartar ethnic group, originally from the Crimean peninsula, which was illegally annexed by Russia in 2014.

And now she was pictured training with a wooden rifle alongside other volunteer soldiers, including children and young people, on the outskirts of kyiv.

A little boy, aged 4, took part in the drills which helped prepare civilians amid fears of a full-scale invasion.

Russia has always denied any aggressive intentions towards Ukraine.

But despite this, Putin has amassed more than 100,000 troops along Russia’s border with Ukraine and in neighboring Belarus.

The Ukrainian version of the Home Guard trains for the dreaded invasion.

Ukrainian officials and the West fear there will be an attack within the next month – with a wave of cyberattacks and outbreaks of violence in the Donbass region.

Donbass has been at war since 2014 as Russian-backed separatists fight to separate from Ukraine.

kyiv and Moscow have been quarreling for eight years because Russia does not like the fact that Ukraine is getting closer to the West.

The two former Soviet states were allies – but the Ukrainian government is now seeking closer ties with the US, UK and Europe, or even joining NATO.

Paranoid leader Vlad sees Kyiv engaging in the defensive alliance as a direct threat to Russia.

Ukraine’s leaders have urged their people not to panic as the shadow of an invasion looms – but they are taking no chances.

Meanwhile, a new intelligence report today claimed that Russia has hatched a secret war plan for the invasion and total conquest of Ukraine.

As stated in the German publication BILDa foreign intelligence service says it has gathered details of Russia’s “post-war plans” for Ukraine, which it says are currently being discussed in senior Russian military circles.

Even though Russia has not invaded Ukraine, preparations for this scenario are already underway.

Members of the Ukrainian Territorial Defense Forces, volunteer military units of the Armed Forces, train near Kyiv, Ukraine, Saturday, January 29, 2022.
Members of the Ukrainian Territorial Defense Forces, volunteer military units of the Armed Forces, train near Kyiv, Ukraine, Saturday, January 29, 2022.

According to the report, the Russian army plans to surround and besiege major Ukrainian cities after destroying the country’s forces on the ground.

After that, Secret Service sleeper cells already smuggled into Ukraine, along with local politicians loyal to Vladimir Putin, would be activated in the cities, while “Secret Service agents would enter the cities.”

Their task would be to “establish pro-Russian leaderships in the cities” which would then “agree on surrender and handover” to the Russian occupiers.

According to BILD, Russian intelligence forces would “then seize strategic installations, eliminate threats, recruit those willing to cooperate, and establish new leadership in conquered cities.”

This practice would be used in all key cities of Ukraine until they come “peacefully” under Russian control.

Following the capture of Ukrainian cities, the report says, Putin plans to set up a puppet parliament in the country, a so-called “People’s Rada”.

This would replace the Ukrainian parliament and declare it null and void.

Security service sources say: “This People’s Rada will become Ukraine’s puppet legislature, dotted with so-called representatives previously selected by Russian intelligence.

From this fictitious parliament would emerge a “relief government” that would run the country according to Russia’s will.

Dozens of civilians have joined Ukrainian army reserves in recent weeks amid fears of a Russian invasion.
Dozens of civilians have joined Ukrainian army reserves in recent weeks amid fears of a Russian invasion.

According to the Secret Service, this would give the coup “the appearance of democracy and legal protection”.

Pushing through such a plan would require massive propaganda efforts by the Russian media in Ukraine and the West, while pro-Russian “experts” and politicians would be used to justify the invasion and takeover of Russia. Ukraine.

Then would follow the darkest stage of Putin’s alleged plans – the breaking of the resistance of ordinary Ukrainians by the puppet government.

The report said the government’s role “would be to declare a state of emergency and, particularly threatening, to implement Russia’s plan to set up camps into which Ukrainians who prove uncooperative would be sorted.”

Detention camps for pro-Ukrainian activists are reportedly already planned, with established lists of those to be locked up.

The newly created pro-Russian secret service would then help terrorize the Ukrainian population to break the country’s resistance, using the crackdown on the pro-democracy movement in Belarus after the stolen 2020 elections as a potential model.

It is alleged that the Russian security service, the FSB, is currently training pro-Russian groups for deployment in Ukraine and that Putin has tasked them with recruiting Ukrainian politicians and eliminating opponents of the Kremlin.

The ultimate objective of this invasion would be to call a national referendum on the absorption of Ukraine by Russia.

According to the report, “a full-scale invasion is currently the most likely scenario.”

Military expert Robert Lee of King’s College London told BILD: “Russia will probably have most of the armed forces it plans to deploy within a week and could then escalate the situation in the short term if it chooses.” .

The Russian Embassy denied any such plans to invade and take over Ukraine, calling the report a “strange mixture of speculation and rumour” on which the “Embassy basically does not comment.”

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