Skip to comments.Kiev agitators 'trained in Poland' claims Putin
Posted on 03/04/2014 10:35:42 AM PST by Army Air Corps
President Putin claimed on Tuesday that "well prepared" and organized protesters in Kiev who brought down the Yanukovych regime were "trained in Poland and Lithuania".
In his first in-depth comments since the Russian parliament gave the green light for military action in Ukraine on Saturday, Vladimir Putin told a press conference in Moscow, "look how well they were prepared."
"They underwent preparation in bases in Lithuanian and Polish border areas, and [of course] in Ukraine itself. Their instructors were ready for a lengthy time, you saw how they were prepared, like special forces, they were even divided up into squads," Putin told journalists.
On Saturday, the vice-president of the Russian Federation Council claimed that "gunmen who took over power in Kiev were trained in Poland and Lithuania".
The Polish defence ministry categorically denied the accusations on Tuesday.
A confident looking Russian president said today that, "there can be only one assessment of what happened in Kiev, in Ukraine in general. This was an anti-constitutional coup and the armed seizure of power. No one argues with this," he said.
Putin said Russia reserved the right to use all options in Ukraine to protect compatriots living in "terror" but that Moscow would use force only as a last resort.
"As for bringing in forces. For now there is no such need but such a possibility exists," he said. "What could serve as a reason to use military force? It would naturally be the last resort, absolutely the last."
UNLESS that is merely russian propaganda.... duuugh..
The rhetoric from Putin gets weirder, no?
It appears that Poland and Lithuania will be next on Putin’s schedule for invasion. He has to shut down those training bases.
There is a storm approaching.
with all the governmental restrictions of Western intelligence agencies and fear of being compromised by politicians and the media, Russia has one of the most effective intelligence agency in today’s world.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
Putin doesn’t give a flying f..k about Poland.
Sounds like Putin has put Poland and Lithuania on his “menu” — after he absorbs Ukraine.
Well, at least we know now what Obama meant when he promised more “flexibility” to Putin after his re-election.
I wonder how much illegal Russian money George Soros “invested” in Obama’s re-election campaign.
All this in a year in which we observe the centennial of the beginning of the first World War.
I figure it’s just typical Russian BS, just like the crap they used to spew during the Cold War. Let’s not forget that Comrade Putin there is a former Cold Warrior himself.
If he actually believes the fatuous nonsense he’s peddling, then he’s either surrounded by lickspittles who are telling him BS, or worse yet, he actually believes it, in which case he’s completely delusional.
Now we know who’s next after Ukraine.
well we will know who’s on the list after Putin regains the Sudetenland.
I tend to believe him but let's see the evidence.
a Russian czar wanting to partition Poland and Lithuania.
that sounds familiar
Yeah, this seems rather desperate, an attempt to make it look like a broad conspiracy. Good grief. The Ukrainians needed someone else to tell them they shouldn’t like the guy that stepped down? Doesn’t look like the move of a man convinced he’s winning the public debate.
I thought Putin and Soros didn't like each other because of the former's social conservatism?
Of course, it may all be a put-on. After all, nothing's happened to George yet. I guess if Vlad were really ticked off at him something would have by now.
What is in the least difficult to believe about this?
The "protesters" did appear to be amazingly well-organized, and they probably were trained somewhere by somebody. Or some of them, at least.
That Putin is a Bad Man doesn't mean everything he says is untrue.
A great deal of Hitler's justifications for his actions were true, just mixed with lies and intended to deceive.
Here is audio of Nuland conspiring with Ambassador to Ukraine George Pyatt to install banker Yatseniuk as Prime Minister, which happened only week later Audio
Putin really going back to Russian history claiming Poland and Lithuania are involved. The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth was a major enemy of Russia and they actually took Moscow during what are called the Time of Troubles before the establishment of the Romanov Dynasty.
Sounds like Putin has put Poland and Lithuania on his menu after he absorbs Ukraine.
Seems he already OWNS Barry Half-White......
Barry is Putin’s “bitch”...
He'd quickly run out of army trying to occupy Poland.
Pooty poot poot actually claimed today that there are NO Russian Forces, in the Ukraine. His burning ambition to be reestablish the Russian Empire and become it’s next Czar, has given him Grandiose delusional disorder. Merkel, in the land of Sigmund Freud, has diagnosed Putin correctly.
-— Sounds like Putin has put Poland and Lithuania on his menu after he absorbs Ukraine. -—
Sure sounds like it. But I have Polish relatives, and Poland will not roll over for the Ruskies. Putin knows that, and is more likely trying for the Finlandization of Poland, or pulling Poland into a Russian alliance.
120,000 Armed Forces, Active Duty.
950 MBTs - 128 Leopard 2, 233 PT-91 Twardy, 690 T-72
1510 AIFV - 1291 BMP-1, 212 KTO Rosomak (Patria)
950 artillery pieces
145 Army helicopters (32 Mi-24, 37 PZL W-3 Sokol, 46 Mi-2, 17 Mi-8, 13 Mi-17)
A major case of indigestion for the bear, not to mention NATO involvement.
“merely russian propaganda”
February 5 2014 - Ukraine: Neo-Nazi Militia Leader Threatens ‘Civil War’
... a gaggle of disparate fascist and ultra-nationalist factions have managed to take advantage of the chaos and popular anger against the government, stoked further over the deaths of several opposition activists. They may be relatively small in number but are well organized, determined and, it appears, well-armed.
On Tuesday, in an exclusive interview with TIME World, the leader of the largest coalition of far-right paramilitary factions threatened his forces were preparing for an all-out civil war.
Dmitro Yarosh, the leader of (neo-nazi) Pravy Sektor (Right Sector), revealed in his first interview with the foreign press that his men had amassed an arsenal of deadly weapons and were prepared to “to defend all of Ukraine” from the government, whom he refers to as “the internal occupiers.
LOL-- they'd sooner line up on the streets of Warsaw, drop their pants, and wave their hind parts at the Russian embassy.
The Poles react viscerally to both German and Russian pressure, but they have some admiration for German cultural and economic achievements.
The Russians they regard as little more than white Mongol barbarians.
What is interesting is how historic enemies are being dusted off by Putin and used for modern propaganda. Kind of like Hitler blaming everything bad on the “Jews.”
A Paul Harvey (the rest of the story) part of this story on Putin vs Poland & Lithuania is not well reported in the media. It explains why the Polish government wanted assurances from NATO and the US over military support if attacked.
Russia in addition to massing troops near the Ukraine also held military exercises near the Polish and Lithuanian boarder to send a message to those countries as well. Poland heard the message loud and clear and is asking NATO to make clear how it will protect Poland should it be attacked. The focus of Putin on agitators trained in Poland and Lithuania along with the military exercises on their borders is a clear message that the Russian bear wants a compliant submissive neighbor.
Keep your eyes on Berlin.
I hope we do not see the fourth partition of Poland.
keep the Russians out
The Prussians in
and the Austrians down
merely russian propaganda
Back in December 2013, at the time Victoria Nuland announced that the United States had invested $5 billion dollars to help Ukrainians achieve a new form of government, Senator John McCain met with national-socialist (nazi) Svoboda Party leader Oleh Tyahnybok, sharing the stage with him at an event during which McCain gave the United States blessing for the opposition revolt.
As recently as three weeks ago, Nuland met with both Tyahnybok and Arseniy Yatsenyuk, who is now Ukraines putschist Prime Minister. In a leaked phone conversation, Nuland was caught red-handed scheming to install Yatsenyuk in the government before President Viktor Yanukovych had even left Kiev!
Despite Svobodas neo-nazi connections, the party has been handed key positions in the newly formed government. These posts include the deputy prime minister and the heads of the agriculture and environmental ministries. In addition to these positions, a Svoboda lawmaker was appointed the new prosecutor general in the interim government!
The Nazi’s treated the Ukrainians horribly, sold Hundreds of thousands of them into slavery. You do realize that right?
At least in the USA, we can always trust what the Government and State Controlled Media tell us.
These agitators, weather real or imagined, come from countries that were once part of the Soviet Union.
Another excuse to invade them when the time is ripe.
Get worried when he claims that the agitators come from Washington DC.
I DO think that Poland could facilitate the partition of Ukraine by taking back Lwow (Lemberg), and if Poland did so, some desire for return to the fatherland might appear in unexpected areas of what is now Poland.
We are very bad at the long game. It may yet be our downfall.
Those agitators need to offer Russia the chance to leave before they blow up pipe lines.
Eastern European countries need a second amendment pronto.
There you go again....messing up propaganda with those nasty little facts.
I'd find it hard to believe that the US weren't involved. We have been everywhere else that a "popular uprising" became a sophisticated military operation.
This trend of using uprisings to install new governments is not proving to be beneficial for the continued existance of civilization.
Exactly what I was thinking. If the Kremlin mysteriously catches fire, we’ll know history is about to repeat itself.
It’s not like it’s some organized thing. Putin’s government puts all kinds of stuff out there. Some people, Jewish or not, pick it up and spread it. Other people, whatever their religion or ethnicity don’t.
Putty knows that he’ll have mindless parrots even on Free Republic to spout his lies. Sow fear uncertainty and doubt, FUD, it always works!