Russian Military Officer Defects to NATO Country
BY THOMAS KIKA ON 8/12/23 AT 12:38 PM EDT
News of the development broke on Friday from BBC News, which reported that Ivan Korolev, a lieutenant in the Russian army, had illegally crossed the border into Lithuania, which has been a member nation of NATO since 2004. The crossing took place on Thursday, with the lieutenant making his way to the capital city of Vilnius before being detained by border guards and taken into custody at a checkpoint.
Speaking directly with BBC News, Korolev said he made the decision to defect a week prior on August 3, no longer wishing to take part in the “bloody war” with Ukraine. He also said he had never taken part in the direct conflict in Ukraine itself, rather serving in different capacities.
“On August 3, I decided to leave the Russian Federation due to the fact that I did not want to take part in the bloody war that my state unleashed,” he said. “At the moment I am in the Republic of Lithuania, where I asked for political asylum.”
He continued: “I participated in the [special military operation], but remained on the territory of the Russian Federation this whole time. I have not been on Ukrainian territory. We supplied Russian troops with ammunition. We took ammunition from all over Russia, from all parts, from all arsenals, and distributed it to brigades, units directly in Ukraine.”
Korolev is has been transferred to a migration center in Pabradė while his political aslyum application is processed and considered.
A NATO flag flying in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius. A Russian lieutenant has defected to Lithuania, requesting political asylum.SEAN GALLUP/GETTY IMAGES
Korolev is the latest in a string of Russian army members who have defected over the course of the lengthy conflict with Ukraine. In May, a group of defecting soldiers released a video statement via the Freedom of Russia Legion, decrying the invasion and Russian President Vladimir Putin‘s government.
“We are Russians like you,” one soldier said in the video. “We want our children to grow up in peace and be free people so that they can travel, study and just be happy in a free country.”
This desire, he continued, was impossible in Russia due to the Kremlin, which he called “rotten from corruption, lies, censorship, restrictions on freedoms, and repression.”
“The time has come to put an end to the dictatorship of the Kremlin,” the soldier added.
True Bible Students expect to see a leadership or political leadership change in Russia where a close relationship with Europe will be forged with not only a political alliance but also a military alliance. While Putin is exactly the type of strong leader we expect to see in Russia at the time of the end prior to Christ’s Return, with current events he has destroyed his relationship with Europe to the point he will never be trusted again. So we fully expect to see a new leader albeit one who will still lead with a strong hand but have all the outward appearance of a democratic leader, a wolf in sheeps clothing as it were so that while he brings Russia in to a very close relationship with Europer he is one that still has ambitious thoughts for world control taht will bring Russia and Europe in to a final conflict of man.
According to Bible Prophecy the Leader of Russia at the time of the End is called “Gog” ie. a chief one a strong and authoritarian ruler just like Putin. So, if stays in power for life, he could well be the one that will bring Russia and Europe down into the Middle East in fulfilment of Bible Prophecy.
Putin is very much fitting the description of ‘Gog’ as all news articles today paint him as a leader to be feared, an Authoritarian Leader not to be messed with. Gog will develop a close relationship with the EU whereby Gog will become a “guard” unto the EU.
Gog is also spoken of militarily as the “King of the North”. Together the Bible says that Gog and the EU will invade the Middle East in the Last Days.
Yet again we see in Today’s News Headlines words that show how the Nations are fulfilling the latter-day alignment of Nations as Prophesied by the Bible.
See this article: PUTIN’S Gogian Style Rule fulfills Bible Prophecy
See this article below to learn more about this and the latter-day prophecies of the Bible.