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Hopefully i can do this better than my last attempt: [url="http://forums.cybernations.net/index.php?showtopic=99184"]War Never Changes RP[/url]


[u][b]March 10th 2015

Nikolai Vasilev takes over from Vladimir Putin as President of the Russian Federation. United Russia Party increase their power in the Duma pushing through new legislation which allows Russia to start increasing military and economic expenditure.

[u][b]March 15th 2015

Peoples Republic of China President Jing Lei and the United States of America President Daniel Wilkes signs the Sino-Pacific Co-operation Treaty in response to the new hardline Russia. The Taiwan question is resolved with Taiwan willingly surrendering its sovereignty to the PRC in exchange for the USA to maintain its 6th Fleet in the region.

[u][b]April 7th 2015

Russia begins covert military buildup along its frontiers with the Baltic States, Belarus, Ukraine and the Peoples Republic of China. These actions are spotted by US and UK satellites and the US military goes to DEFCON 3.

[u][b]May 31st 2015

Russian Spetsnaz Soldiers insert into the Baltic States, Belarus and Ukraine. Their orders are to wait for the order to begin their sabotage operations. The military force now along Russia's western border now numbers one hundred divisions, including six armoured and fifteen mechanised divisions. Three thousand air assault soldiers prepare to capture vital objectives in the first hours of the invasion, codenamed Operation Catherine after Catherine the Great.

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[u][b]June 1st 2015
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Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania had been infiltrated by no less than twenty Spetsnaz teams which at four am after the order had been give, seized every major road leading west from the Russian border. At the same time air drops were made over the Estonian Capital Tallinn, the Latvian Capital Riga and the Lithuanian Capital Vilnius. Paratroopers also captured vital road and rail junctions plus all three international airports in all three capitals.

Ground attacks were made into Estonia and Latvia by thirty five divisions. They ran into some resistance, with resistance almost crumbling immediately. Helicopter borne forces flew ahead of the ground forces, supported by fighters and bombers capturing both Tallinn and Riga. The forces entering Lithuania had been detached from the armies invading Belarus and from the Kalingrad Oblast had immediately secured the country without too much effort.


The invasion of Belarus started at four twenty am with the Spetsnaz units also supported by six thousand paratroopers captured the vital objectives of the main roads and bridges leading towards Minsk. The ground assault was made up of sixty divisions which launched its offensive around thirty minutes after the first air drops.

The assault managed to overwhelm Minsk but with the combat situation in the Ukraine forced the attack to halt, with the spearheads just around one hundred miles from Minsk.


This part of Operation Catherine would be made by sixty per cent of the attacking force, with nine thousand paratroopers dropping along the entire border and at least two hundred miles inside the border covering the Capital Kiev. The bulk of the air strikes were made on Ukrainian soil, with focus being made on the Ukrainian Military units near the border areas.

At four thirty am seventy two divisions supported by three hundred fighter aircraft and bombers struck. The furious assault took the Ukrainian Army by surprise and six spearheads advanced west. Resistance in the first six hours was at first weak due to the sheer shock of the attack, but as the resistance by the Ukrainian Army began to stiffen, the advance began to slow.

By the end of the day the average advance of the invasion was restricted to seventy miles along the entire front, with most Russian spearhead units suffering heavy casualties. The furthest westerly Russian unit had been halted just nineteen miles short of Donets'k, despite the most two southern spearheads bypassing the city to the south.

With war now engulfing Europe, the European Union, the United States and the Peoples Republic of China immediately condemned the attack. The United Nations Security Council held a meeting that same day and with the Russian Delegate not present, condemned the attack. However that is all they could do.

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[u][b]June 2nd 2015

The Russian offensive was continued in the south of the country with five thrusts aimed at the Dnieper River with concentric attacks on Donets'k which had been sealed off from the south. Six Infantry and three Armoured divisions surrounded the city before beginning to fight through street by street.

Four divisions of Ukrainian 6th Army which had been in positions protecting the city were cut off from the main elements which had been by now pushed at least fourty miles further west as the city was bypassed to the north by the Russian 14th Army. They were now being squeezed slowly towards the centre of the city, being mercilessly shelled and bombed.

Meanwhile further west, the main elements of Ukrainian 6th Army plus the Ukrainian 10th Army were being hammered back under the weight of the Russian onslaught. The coastal town of Mariupol had been isolated and the nearby famous town of Yalta had been overrun. This spearhead was also tasked with isolating the Crimea before it would reach the mouth of the Dnieper River into the Black Sea.

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[u][b]June 3rd 2015

The Russian offensive in the south continued. Donets'k was continuing to be levelled by the pitched street fighting between the elements of Ukrainian 6th Army, which was now trapped in the centre of city and the Russian 14th Army which was now prepared to eliminate the final pocket behind their front in the south. They were now being squeezed slowly towards the centre of the city, being mercilessly shelled and bombed.

Further west, the Ukrainian 6th Army had been virtually annihilated and its remnants retreating over the Dnieper River. Meanwhile the Ukrainian 10th Army had been cut off in the Crimea as the city of Krasnoperekopsk was taken. The Russian attack was then diverted south, linking up with the most southern spearhead and the Russian Black Sea Fleet at Sevastopol which had been firing on the city since the day of the invasion. With the city now in Russian hands, the Black Sea Fleet would soon sail.

[u][b]June 16th 2015[/b][/u]

In the city of Donets'k after two weeks of fighting, the Ukrainian resistance finally ended. In the end only three hundred prisoners survived to be marched out of the ruined city. At the same time, the Russian offensive was resumed along the entirety of the front. Resistance immediately collapsed and within a week the Russian Army was on the outskirts of the Ukrainian Capital Kiev. Kiev was bypassed to the north and south, before forces split from the main spearheads to enter the city.

[u][b]June 23rd 2015

The first Russian units entered Kiev as the city capitulated after three days of intense artillery and air attacks. The advance had already secured most of the northern parts of the country, with Russian forces as far west as the city of Novohrad-Volynskyi which was only one hundred and fifty miles short of the Polish border.

[u][b]June 23rd 2015

The Russian forces in the country had finally continued its advance. That same day the Capital Minsk had been captured. Resistance continued throughout the 24th and 25th of June, but by the 26th the Russian Army was in complete control of the country.

[u][b]June 26th 2015

The Ukrainian Military was now at breaking point. By now the Russian Army had swung south to literally bag three full armies totally six hundred thousand soldiers plus their vehicles and equipment between the Bug and Dnieper Rivers. With resistance failing, the Ukrainian government finally capitulated. Russian units occupied the port city of Odessa and reached the Romanian and Moldavian borders.

[u][b]June 27th 2015[/b][/u]

Then suddenly and without warning, Russian forces swept into Moldova. The country's small army stood no chance as three armies crossed to take possession of the final former Soviet Republic. Within twenty four hours the entire country was occupied. Operation Catherine was at an end. The Russians would now regroup while they installed the puppet governments in the countries that they had conquered.

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[u][b]June 28th 2015[/b][/u]

United States of America begins reinforcing its bases in Germany. The rest of Europe goes to high alert and begins to mobilise. The Royal Navy begins operations in the North Sea alongside the French Navy and German Navy. Norwegian vessels also take part although they mainly undertake short range patrols of their coastline.

[u][b]June 30th 2015[/b][/u]

Kilo Class Attack Submarine Novosibirsk clashes with Royal Navy Type 45 Destroyer HMS Daring, two hundred and eighty miles north east of the Shetland Islands. The Submarine is struck by a torpedo from the ships' Merlin HM1 Anti Ship Warfare Helicopter. It strikes above the forward trim tank blowing a gash in the hull. Secondary explosions in the forward torpedo room tear the vessel apart, with an explosion of water on the surface revealing the submarine's demise. All fifty two crew on board were killed instantly.

[u][b]July 1st 2015[/b][/u]

Russian Navy acknowledges the loss of Novosibirsk and abandons its attempt to enter the North Sea. French Navy Frigate and US Navy Destroyer opens fire on retreating Russian Navy Cruiser damaging it and killing eight crew. German Navy Frigate also engages a Russian Navy Corvette killing two of its crew. The Russian military acknowledges the Western nations are now at war with them.

[u][b]July 2nd 2015[/b][/u]

Peoples Republic of China declares war on Russia as agreed in the Sino-Pacific Co-operation Treaty. Entire Chinese Military mobilises and moves significant forces to the shared border. Throughout the day dogfights are reported with losses on both sides.

[u][b]July 3rd 2015[/b][/u]

Russia finally finishes installing puppet regimes in the countries it had occupied during Operation Catherine. They also begin incorporating their armies and installing them under their command.

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[u][b]July 4th 2015[/b][/u]

US forces deploy into Western Poland as the USA celebrates Independence Day. Three Armoured divisions are part of the fifteen division strong contingent that sets up north of the city of Poznan. US air assets also deploy, including six squadrons of F-35A Lightning II Fighters which had been rushed into service a year ahead of the planned introduction due to the conflict.

[u][b]July 5th 2015[/b][/u]

Russia secretly contacts long term ally India and begins negotiating terms to enter the war against the Peoples Republic of China. Russia offers weapons and equipment in exchange for India's participation.

[u][b]July 6th 2015[/b][/u]

Starting at six am, five Russian Army Groups attack Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia to secure the Caucasus.


The Russian offensive erupts from North Ossetia, Ingusheta, Chechnya and Dagestan sweeping south towards the Georgian Capital Tbilisi. Georgian Military is taken by surprise by the assault, allowing the Russian Military to gain air superiority and begin the push south. As they approach Tbilisi, the Georgian Army units defending the approaches to the city fiercely resists throughout the day, resulting in heavy fighting.

By four pm that day, the Russian Army finally manages to secure Tbilisi International Airport after three hours of fighting. Around five thirty pm, Russian air strikes are launched against key Georgian positions and ammunition dumps which cripple the Georgian Military defence. At this point, resistance begins to crumble.

Just after eight pm that evening, the Georgian Government surrenders as Russian units occupy Tbilisi City Hall and Freedom Square. Casualties are high on both sides and most of the northern outskirts of Tbilisi are severely damaged.


The Russian offensive began at seven am which took the small Azerbaijan Military by surprise. Its outdated equipment which had been left by the former Soviet Army in 1991 after the collapse of the Soviet Union was no match for the latest Russian Main Battle Tanks and Aircraft.

Within five hours the Russians had seized the Capital Baku and swung west into Armenia. The oil fields around Baku were captured mostly intact, although several had been blown up by retreating Azerbaijani units sending thick columns of black oily smoke into the sky.


The Russian units that invaded Armenia, mainly were forces that had first invaded and overran Azerbaijan. The small Armenian Air Force was destroyed on the ground and the Armenian Army units targeted by precision air strikes. The first Russian incursion occurred around midday but ran into Armenian armour at twelve twenty four pm around the city of Hrazdan. A twenty minute tank battle took place, but the inferior Armenian armour were outclassed by the Russian tanks, forcing the surviving tanks to withdraw further south. By three pm that afternoon Russian forces swept into the Capital Yerevan.

[u][b]July 7th 2015[/b][/u]

With the Russian advance onto their borders, Iran and Turkey stepped the readiness of their military. They knew that vast amounts of Russian fire power now stood on their doorstep. At around eight am that morning, a patrol of two Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force F-14A Tomcat Air Superiority Fighters is attacked by an intruding MiG-29 Fulcrum Multirole Fighter shooting one down before it is forced to retreat back into Russian Airspace.

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[u][b]July 8th 2015[/b][/u]

Russian and Iranian delegations meet in Tehran to discuss accidental shootdown the day before. Russia formally apologises for the incident and states the pilot involved is to face a court-martial. The Iranian pilot is found to have parachuted to safety and is back to his duties.

[u][b]July 9th 2015[/b][/u]


At six am local time Russian Forces launches an invasion of Mongolia to seize the oil and mineral deposits that are in the country. Six armies enter the country from the north and rapidly advance south. The Mongolian Army is rapidly overrun and unable to make any sort of stand. Within an hour of the first attacks, the Capital Ulan Bator was occupied. The fleeing Mongolian government contact the Peoples Republic of China for help and the respond, immediately mobilising thirty divisions in the Inner Mongolia Region and bring them to the border.


At around midday local time, eight spearheads strike into southern Mongolia, charging headlong towards the Russian forces. They follow up with around thirty squadrons of fighter aircraft and over three hundred CJ-10 Cruise Missiles are launched against Russian forces. Many fail to hit anything, although thirty fall in and around Ulan Bator destroying several Russian ammunition dumps and damaging buildings in the city.

[b]Battle of Dalanzadgad
Pre Battle[/b]


A Russian Spearhead consisting of three mechanised and two armoured divisions had been approaching the city, with a Chinese force of three infantry, three mechanised and two armoured divisions fast approaching from the south. First movements were made by the Chinese as four PLA infantry divisions, two mechanised divisions and one armoured division captured Dalanzadgad and the surrounding areas at around three pm local time.


They immediately set up blocking positions to protect the town, with the Russian forces now almost within sight. The two armoured divisions of one hundred and twenty four Type 99 Main Battle Tanks each had been placed to the east of Dalanzadgad, with the mechanised divisions to the west and the infantry in between covering the city. WM-80 Multiple Rocket Launchers were also deployed and waiting.

During the evening, the Russian forces closed in. The following morning was timed to be the start of the Russian effort. They hoped that once the town was taken they would be able to march towards the Chinese border.


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[u][b]July 10th 2015[/b][/u]


The Russian offensive opened at seven am local time with a major artillery and air attack centered on the Dalanzadgad area. At seven thirty am, the 37th Infantry Division and the 7th Mechanised Division launched their spearheads with the intention of capturing Dalanzadgad itself.

They ran headlong into the Chinese positions, where they began to push south against heavy resistance. After three and a half hours of fighting, Russian units began to enter Dalanzadgad, taking the airport. Chinese rearguards frustrated the Russian offensive but their focus on defending Dalanzadgad allowed spearheads to the east side of the city to imperil the PLA 49th Infantry Division's right flank to the point where contact was nearly broken with the PLA 51st Infantry Division.

Only heavy fighting by elements of the PLA 54th Infantry Division saved the town from being encircled and allowing the rearguard positions to fall back southwards. Elements of the Russian 7th Mechanised Division pursued but where ambushed by the PLA 17th Armoured Brigade whose Type 99KM Main Battle Tanks destroyed many of the divisions BMP-3M Infantry Fighting Vehicles, stopping the attack.

Throughout 11th July the front began to stabilise as the Russian offensive began to slow. Local Chinese counter-attacks were mounted to give time for reinforcements to arrive in preparation for their response.

[u][b]12th July 2015[/b][/u]


At three thirty am, the Chinese struck back. Their counter offensive struck along the entire battle area against weakened units which immediately folded. Russian Units who resisted where broken up by Chinese artillery or overran by fast moving armour. The renewed PLA 49th Infantry Division which had seen the worst of the fighting, managed to relive Dalanzadgad at around two pm that afternoon after some heavy fighting.

On the right flank, the PLA 17th Armoured Brigade had managed to push well to the north, completely dislocating the junction between the Russian 7th Mechanised Division and the 7th Infantry Division were was by now pulling back north to avoid being encircled. On the left flank, the PLA 54th Infantry Division had also pushed well to the north, with some spearheads advancing far beyond their start line, due to the disarray of the Russian units facing them.

[u][b]13th July 2105[/b][/u]


Then as the third day of the battle dawned, the Russians began to fall back northwards. The PLA units followed, completely pushing past the pre battle start lines and routing the Russians out of the area completely. PLA 17th Armoured Brigade was still being the scourge of the Russians, with their armour still making the determined push north.

However the PLA was beginning to outrun their supply lines, which by the end of the third day forced the offensive to finally run out of steam. The end result of the battle was a substantial setback for the Russians, but a solid victory for the Peoples Republic of China.

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[u][b]July 14th 2015[/b][/u]

The Philippines are formally asked by the United States for support in the current conflict. Secret negotiations between President Daniel Wilkes and the Flipino President Emilio Jaquez formulate a plan for the Philippines to allow US and Chinese ships to use Philippines ports.

[u][b]July 16th 2015[/b][/u]

Vietnam announces the closure of its territorial waters and airspace to Chinese aircraft under orders from Moscow. Several skirmishes between the Chinese and the Vietnamese erupt causing casualties on both sides.

[u][b]July 17th 2015[/b][/u]

Russian Kilo Class Attack Submarine sinks three Flipino vessels three hundred and eighty miles west of Manilla. The Philippines formally announces its joining the USA, China and its allies against Russia.

[u][b]July 18th 2015[/b][/u]


The territory which had been occupied in the first days of the war by Russia were now being exploited thoroughly by Moscow. Thousands of vehicles carrying valuable goods headed east, along with raw materials. The conquered country's armies had been reorganised under Russia's command, with some formations being trained for further operations either in Europe or elsewhere.

In the free parts of Europe unease was growing over where the Russian war machine would head next. Highest risk was the age old target of Russia, Poland. Also deemed high risk was Romania and even Turkey.

[u][b]July 19th 2015[/b][/u]


In Mongolia, the Chinese and Russian armies still fought over what resources there was in the country. A limited Russian offensive had over three daysgained the western areas of Mongolia and had even pushed into China itself in the Xinjiang Province. This was due to the PLA units caught in the offensive being low on supplies and morale.

This new event rocked the Chinese population and also forced the PLA to move substantial resources into Xinjiang Province, including several heavy assault units. The Russians was also reinforcing the gains in preparation for a further exploitation of them, with a push on the city of Urumqi being considered.

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[u][b]20th July 2015[/b][/u]


Russia launches a second offensive which pushes Chinese forces further back. Russian armoured units spearhead a drive closer to the Xinjiang Province capital of Urumqi. Manpower and equipment losses to the PLA front line units were so severe that fresh formations had to be placed north of the city in hastily prepared positions. This proved disastrous to the Russian spearheads which were ambushed by anti tank and machine gun defences, completely wrecking their ability to penetrate the PLA line.

Throughout the day these positions hampered the Russian attempt to capture the city, plus gave the PLA a chance to begin building up reserves ready for the planned counter offensive. Chinese and Russian fighters clashed in furious air to air combat, with both sides taking losses. However the Chinese could endure this, but the Russians could not. With fresh Chinese squadrons being stationed close to the battle, the Russians finally lost control of the air in this theatre of war.


Finally the front line stabilised as the Chinese mounted local counter attacks. This effectively ended the Russian offensive's momentum and ended the Russian's plan. For three days the front remained quiet as each side built up their strength. The Battle of Urumqi was about to begin.

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[u][b]21st July 2015[/b][/u]


The Russian offensive against Urumqi began at five am with concentrated thrusts towards the city itself. At first the Russians made good progress as they moved towards Urumqi. However as they approached the city, the Chinese defenders met the attack with concentrated fire which immediately caused the Russians to commit their air power too soon. The Russian aircraft committed were savaged by Chinese aircraft operating out of Urumqi Airport.

BM-21 Grad Multiple Rocket Launchers were used against Urumqi Airport which caused some damage to the terminal building and killed several PLA Air Force ground crew. The Chinese responded by mounting air strikes against the Russian artillery, destroying several positions and causing panic amongst the Russian formations.


As the day ended, the Russians were closed in on Urumqi Airport, although the PLA had a defensive position around the perimeter which were holding out. Many Russian vehicles lay broken and burned out in front of these positions which were being constantly reinforced by replacements and equipment. The fighting would continue through the night.

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[u][b]22nd July 2015[/b][/u]


The Russian forces near Urumqi Airport had been keeping the pressure on throughout the night, with Chinese units there being slowly pushed back. Throughout the early morning the battle finally took place on the runways of the airport itself, with several small airliners still on the ground being destroyed. The PLAAF had evacuated its aircraft and ground crews during the night as the fighting came closer.

By ten am the Russian units finally swept across the runways and secured the airport. They pursued the retreating Chinese units through the cargo areas, being shot at from snipers and shelled by PLA artillery batteries deployed inside Urumqi.


As the day progressed, the Russians swept south east towards the city. Fighting now took place on the western outskirts against fierce Chinese opposition. Progress was slow as each street and building was fiercely contested. The Russian units on the spearhead of the attack were suffering. Most casualties were either from snipers or from the machine gun emplacements that were on every street corner and in buildings. Slowly the attack began to lose momentum.

Around four pm the Russians threw in an armoured brigade of T-80A Main Battle Tanks, but the column was ambushed by a Chinese armoured division which had been waiting to counter-attack. The Russian tanks were mauled as the Type 99G Main Battle Tanks and Type 96G Main Battle Tanks fired from well protected hull down positions, where as the T-80A Main Battle Tanks were in the open and unable to flank them.

By midnight the lines had stabilised yet again, with sporadic gunfire being exchanged.

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[u][b]23rd July 2015[/b][/u]


The morning heralded another major Chinese counter-attack. This was aimed at relieving Urumqi and pushing the Russians north. It started well with fresh forces consisting of ten mechanised and three armoured divisions launching from inside and around Urumqi. The Russian units, weakened from heavy fighting were pushed back.

Resistance from the units around Urumqi Airport however was more fierce. They continued to hold position and return fire, inflicting heavy losses. However the forces on their flank were beaten back, causing a salient around the airport to be formed. The Russian commander's orders to hold position only made the salient more pronounced, with the neck of the salient becoming longer and longer.

The units along the neck of the salient however manage to keep the neck from being closed for the time being, but they were now depleted and running short of ammunition. The airport itself was under constant fire, even though it was being used as the Russian supply point.

[u][b]July 24th 2015[/b][/u]


The Chinese units on the northern most edge of the salient begin another massive effort against the Russian forces along the salient. The massive onslaught against the depleted Russian units forces them back and the neck begins to slowly close. Two spearheads are launched towards each other at the top end of the salient, while two more were launched north to prevent any Russian counter-attack from the north.

Throughout the day the Russian units inside the salient fight to keep the Chinese from encircling them and try to get as many units out. However the Russian 17th Mechanised Division who was caught in the fight inside the salient was close to being surrounded. At around four pm, the trap was shut. The division was now sealed off from any form of ground support, with the nearest Russian reinforcements being slowly pushed northwards.

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[u][b]July 24th 2015[/b][/u]


In the Urumqi Airport pocket, the Russian 17th Mechanised Division fought on. Chinese units slowly squeezed the pocket throughout the day, forcing the defending units to take positions around the airports' perimeter. The division was now down to brigade strength, with all of its vehicles destroyed or disabled. The remaining soldiers took up defensive positions, waiting for the final onslaught.

[u][b]July 25th 2015[/b][/u]


The Chinese offensive had moved well to the north, with Russian forces retreating slowly back towards Mongolia. The Chinese President Jing Lei orders the offensive to be strengthened. This order pours a further thirty divisions into Xinjiang Province, which would be fed into the line as they were needed. The city of Changji was liberated, with the Russian occupying units fleeing from the PLA as they entered the city.

Russian President Nikolai Vasilev orders the Russian Military to slowly pull north out of Xinjiang Province and into Mongolia. This ended the Russian dream of linking up with India, coming a massive nine hundred and eighty six miles short.

[u][b]July 26th 2015[/b][/u]


Russian forces pull back their units further north, just in time to avoid another encirclement of their forces in the western areas of Xinjiang Province. Chinese morale had now improved dramatically as their units began to drive north towards the Mongolian border. By three pm that day, the most eastern spearhead reached the Mongolian border south west of the Altay Mountains.

[u][b]July 27th 2015[/b][/u]


Then suddenly and without warning, Indian forces invaded Bhutan, swiftly securing the country. This had been agreed at the meeting in Moscow on July 5th. This invasion would bring Indian forces next to Tibet, plus provide forward bases for the Indian Military. Future plans for an invasion of Tibet were under way, but would take a while to implement. Meanwhile India would consolidate its position in Bhutan, establishing a government who was friendly India and also to Moscow.

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[u][b]From July 28th to 4th August[/b][/u]

Russia orders its forces inside of Chinese territory back into Mongolia. The campaign had been a total failure and now they would regroup. Over the six days all Russian units are evacuated. The PRC now had breathing space which they would use to rebuild their forces.

Meanwhile in Europe the front remained quiet. Russia had been building up their supplies in preparation for a drive into Poland and south east Europe. The planned start of the offensive was August 7th with the diversionary drive into Romania to divert attention from the main thrust into Poland. The air campaign would begin just twenty four hours beforehand with missile strikes on Polish supply bases and roads.

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