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Russian units transferred from securing the Sochi games to the Ukraine border
DEBKA ^ | Feb. 24, 2014 | DEBKA

Posted on 02/24/2014 2:10:58 PM PST by tired&retired

Units of the Russian forces which formed a steel ring around the Olympic Winter Games that ended in Sochi Sunday were flown and shipped Monday, Feb. 24 to Russian bases at the Ukrainian Crimean port of Sevastopol, as Moscow refused to recognize the legitimacy of the new authorities in Kiev.

Giant Russian Air Force transports and rapid deployment forces were placed on alert at the Rostov on-Don base east of the predominantly Russian-speaking southeastern Ukrainian town of Donetsk.

Russian military movements were also sighted near Belgorod, a Russian town 40 kilometers from the Ukraine border and north of its second largest town of Kharkov. There, too, most of the inhabitants are Russian speaking with a strong affinity to Moscow – in contrast to their European-oriented compatriots in the capital, Kiev.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: russia; sochi
The prime minister spoke of a “real threat to our interests, and to our citizens’ lives and health.” With these comments, the Russian leader laid down a pretext for Russian military intervention in Ukraine. It was Moscow’s response to the warning issued by US National Security Adviser Susan Rice Sunday, Feb. 23, that “it would be a grave mistake for Russia to send military force.”

I know... It's DEBKA...

1 posted on 02/24/2014 2:10:58 PM PST by tired&retired
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To: tired&retired

After staring for two weeks at some of the most delicious looking women God has created ... I’d be hard pressed to go into a man’s world of violence.


2 posted on 02/24/2014 2:18:28 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: tired&retired
"I know... It's DEBKA..."

Yes, it is, but it must be tempting to take back the Crimean which was Russian until 1954.

3 posted on 02/24/2014 2:30:03 PM PST by Truth29
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To: tired&retired
Neighbor and I were just discussing this not 20 minutes ago. I said Russia won't move militarily. She thought Russia would, now that the Olympics are over.

I may be wrong. We'll see when someone past Debka reports this.

/johnny

4 posted on 02/24/2014 2:30:33 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: tired&retired

So that’s what happened to the Russian hockey team...


5 posted on 02/24/2014 2:33:39 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: tired&retired

This is possible, but DEBKA is not a reliable source.


6 posted on 02/24/2014 2:35:31 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Just my opinion, but The Russians had a difficult time in Georgia, in 2008, logistically, and militarily. I don’t see them trying to do too much in Ukraine, a larger land mass, with a population that is extremely restive. They may make some move (IMHO), but it won’t be like ‘68 Prague or ‘56 Budapest, me thinks. Thank you.


7 posted on 02/24/2014 2:35:55 PM PST by jttpwalsh
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To: tired&retired
My bet is that they protect their impeached puppet in the enclave where Russians dominate. They might actually annex that, but I doubt they will take the country over.

But that depends on how the inter um government comes together. And how the Ukraine army handles this.

8 posted on 02/24/2014 2:38:37 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: tired&retired

do you think the ruskies will cross oblusters red line?


9 posted on 02/24/2014 2:38:58 PM PST by 1st Division guy
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To: JRandomFreeper
I said Russia won't move militarily.

That is because Obozo has "drawn a line". /sarc

10 posted on 02/24/2014 2:52:30 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: tired&retired

Gee, I wonder if they will cross the border?

Didn’t they recently move into Georgia. Reading the wikipage — apparently Georians don’t like the Russians either.


11 posted on 02/24/2014 2:54:35 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Funny... In our discussion, neither of us mentioned the President. It's as though he was so unimportant and insignificant to be meaningless to the actual important players in this situation.

/johnny

12 posted on 02/24/2014 2:54:57 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Didn’t they move into to Georgia a few years back?


13 posted on 02/24/2014 2:56:34 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: JRandomFreeper

Ya. He is probably leading from behind.


14 posted on 02/24/2014 2:57:02 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: tired&retired

“the warning issued by US National Security Adviser Susan Rice Sunday, Feb. 23, that “it would be a grave mistake for Russia to send military force.” “

Russia fearing a bloviating cnut? I think not.


15 posted on 02/24/2014 2:57:56 PM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: JRandomFreeper

We are long past the days of “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down these walls!”


16 posted on 02/24/2014 2:58:06 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: tired&retired

What’s Russian for “Sudetenland”?


17 posted on 02/24/2014 2:59:06 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dhs12345

Yup.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russia%E2%80%93Georgia_war

History repeats itself?


18 posted on 02/24/2014 2:59:41 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: tired&retired

The most important event of the Sochi Olympics took place in Kiev — the Dictator Disposition Competition — and Moscow is not happy to have lost it.


19 posted on 02/24/2014 3:00:02 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: JRandomFreeper

I am with your neighbor brother. Russia moves on Ukraine.


20 posted on 02/24/2014 3:24:13 PM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: dfwgator

Russians will only move if the new government does anything stupid. If forced by actions—they are getting ready for a bit to “Protect Russian nationals” (ie secure the Naval Bases)—The Ukraine Government knows this and will not do anything to start something. Living next to Russia is like living next to a violent Bike Gang who make a lot of noise but its best to leave them alone and not call the cops. Talking to the EU was like calling the cops— let things cool off. Then set up a new treaty with Czar Putin—make nice and grow your nation—or you might not have one.


21 posted on 02/24/2014 3:24:36 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: knarf

You must be talking about the Russian girls in the white outfits with the knee-high boots that were in the opening and closing ceremonies.


22 posted on 02/24/2014 4:53:23 PM PST by RightFighter (It was all for nothing.)
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To: RightFighter
Sorry ... since I was a little boy, female figure skaters have captured my eye.

And with the exception of the skaters ... all the skiers were skin tight and delicious looking.

I missed the curling and of course the hockey players could have been men in THEIR uniforms.

Truth be told, I watched neither the opening nor closing ceremonies ... I just wanted to jump right in and root for the USA.

23 posted on 02/24/2014 5:07:00 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: tired&retired

Russia can choke Ukraine to death whenever it feels like it. Put gas at market rates for one.


24 posted on 02/24/2014 8:52:44 PM PST by sunrise_sunset
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To: sunrise_sunset
"Russia can choke Ukraine to death whenever it feels like it. Put gas at market rates for one."

And if the EU and Obama pump in tens of billions of aid, Russia can just drain it away in the same manner. The US is talking about a big carrot of aid outside of the EU which would be money we borrowed and that money would end up in Russia in this scenario.

25 posted on 02/25/2014 1:53:59 AM PST by Truth29
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To: sunrise_sunset

“Russia can choke Ukraine to death whenever it feels like it. Put gas at market rates for one.”

One would think that the the organ who feeds the body controls it, but when the colon decides to block up and stop working, it controls the body.

Russia relies on the Ukraine to allow their oil and gas to go through the Ukraine pipelines to Europe. If they are blocked, Russia can’t sell oil & gas as easily.


26 posted on 02/25/2014 5:06:48 AM PST by tired&retired
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To: tired&retired

>>Russia relies on the Ukraine to allow their oil and gas to go through the Ukraine pipelines to Europe. If they are blocked, Russia can’t sell oil & gas as easily.<<

That is why Russians has built a North Stream pipeline, presided by former Chancellor Schroeder, to pump directly into Germany and Italy bypassing unstable Eastern Europe.


27 posted on 02/25/2014 5:29:16 AM PST by cunning_fish
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To: knarf
Ah, I was talking about these girls (the one in the boots). There were over a hundred of them, one for each country.


28 posted on 02/25/2014 7:42:36 AM PST by RightFighter (It was all for nothing.)
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To: RightFighter
Yahhh ... wellll ....


29 posted on 02/25/2014 8:01:24 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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