The Topeka Capital-Journal
Russian forces have attacked targets by air across the Brazilian mainland, starting an unprecedented attack on the South American nation.
A Russian destroyer was reportedly seen off the coast of Brazil, near Rio proper. The Russian destroyer is said to be outfitted with 5,000 Spetsnaz troops and are “adequately armed to be able to execute a blockade on Brazil if necessary.”
There are also conflicting reports about whether or not the air attacks originate from an existing Russian aircraft carrier right off the waters of Brazil.
Russian political officials have stayed mum on the issue, but sources close to the Russian camp say that there is a larger aircraft carrier making its way to the Brazilian coast. Sources further say that the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier, which is outfitted with ammunition, sea-based bombing aircraft, and fighter jets, is reportedly being sent to the same location as where the 5,000 Spetsnaz are destined to arrive.
At press time, Russian targets had apparently hit military targets associated with the 107th Battalion, a group of Venezuelan armed forces on the outskirts of Rio De Janeiro.
An explosion at the Rio de Janeiro-Galeao International Airport was also reported to have hit a German plane evacuating German civilians being protected by ODP troops.
Deaths are reported.
The Olympic games are continuing, with Canada taking the gold in Rugby Sevens.