World Socialist Web Site wsws.org 08 Apr, 2021 02:45 am

Russia conducts nationwide military exercises as Ukraine, NATO prepare for war

Russia conducts nationwide military exercises as Ukraine, NATO prepare for war
Moscow is assessing its own fighting capacity and readiness, as Ukraine prepares for war and NATO conducts massive military exercises across Europe.

While the military exercises have been scheduled for some time, Moscow’s public reaffirmation that they will proceed is clearly intended as a show of force in the face of growing threats of war against Russia over Ukraine.In the last several weeks, these threats have reached a fever pitch, with the danger emerging of a full-blown conflict between Russia and Ukraine, behind which stand the United States and Germany.Like Ukraine, Russia too is in the grip of domestic crises.The working class of Russia and Ukraine will not find their way out of this situation either by turning to the war-crazed powers in Washington, Berlin, and elsewhere, or to the Kremlin.

The future of Ukraine and Russia’s masses lies in a united struggle against imperialism, capitalism, and their bloody wars—and for international socialism.4 million people and killed nearly 100,000, the virus is hammering the working class economically.

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