- The word is that the Ukraine provocation will be ignited 24/25 Dec 2018. Whether the Russians will respond in all out war remains to be seen. It is the western Illuminati who is desperate to ignite WW3. The Russians can pick and choose when they will fight WW3. Desperate people will make mistakes which the Russians will respond, IMO, in overwhelming force. The question is when and where? WW3 may not be next week.