The Kremlin has reportedly ordered all the relatives of officials abroad home to Russia.
“This is all part of the package of measures to prepare elites to some ‘big war,'” Stanislav Belkovsky, a Russia analyst, is quoted by the Daily Star as saying.
“If you want a confrontation, you’ll get one. But it won’t be a confrontation that doesn’t harm the interests of the United States. You want a confrontation, you’ll get one everywhere,” said retired Russian Lt. Gen. Evgeny Buzhinsky.
“As [Russian President Vladimir] Putin sees it, it is full-scale confrontation on all fronts,” Buzhinsky said.