Is President Putin preparing an Offensive in Ukraine?

By organising a coup in Ukraine, the US have pushed the Russians into preparing for war.

The Russians can’t part with Ukraine for strategic reasons (hence the Crimea peninsula annexation) and also because the military industrial complexes of both countries are intertwined (hence the possible imminent annexation of the Russian speaking Eastern part of the country).

The warnings come from everywhere.  See the three Reuters telegrams posted here:

“Putin not done in eastern Ukraine, NATO’s top general says” (Reuters)

“Putin out to seize control of Ukraine, says Kiev defense chief” (Reuters)

Russian former leader of Ukraine rebels warns of ‘big war » (Reuters)