Skip to comments.Russia Sinks Ship to Block Ukrainian Navy Ships
Posted on 03/06/2014 5:48:57 AM PST by Focault's Pendulum
The Russian Navy Ochakov Kara-class cruiser was sunk last night to block the Ukrainian Navy ships deployed in Novoozerne, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence said in a press release today.
The information was confirmed by the Ukrainian military of the South Naval Base who were observing the operation.
The RF ships blocking the Ukrainian ships in Donuzlav lake in the Crimea left the zone at 23.30 p.m. (March 5).
Then, the Russian military towed their ship Ochakov to the navigating channel and filled her with water. Then, there was an explosion. The depth in this area is 9-11 m, it is possible now to observe the upper part of the ship. Therefore, the ships cannot leave the Donuzlav lake. It is needed a lot of time and costs to refloat this ship, according to the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense
(Excerpt) Read more at navaltoday.com ...
So, they scuttled an old 1960s era vessel to block the harbor and bottle the few Ukrainian vessels in there...the largest surface combatants of which are corvettes.
That’s an interesting move.
Can we do the same with an old plane by placing it on the runway at Andrews AFB?
this is an act of war, a provocation that is just as bad as any
If only Neville Chamberlain weren’t our leader
Kremlin reporting the move is just an effort to create an artificial reef for sea life.
The Russians sank their own ship....yes...interesting.
Did somebody’s loose lips do that???
On second thought it looks like a rust bucket.
what a bald faced lie
this whole plan is meticulously laid out and being executed step by step
and from I can tell, no one can stop this predator
I presume your intent in to keep them from returning?
Hmmmm. I didn’t think it was necessary to put the sarcasm tag on my post. I was wrong.
It’s odd they’re concerned about naval vessels.
Hope everyone is keeping their gas tank filled up, etc.
you always have to put the sarc tag, but I thought you were serious, that the Russkies had said that, sorry, I meant a bald faced lie on the part of the Russkies
Thats an interesting move.
No, it’s an act of war. There is already enough evidence to open a war crimes investigation against Putin in the Hague.
LOL...there are tons of old ones in Arizona!
No problem. I knew you meant the Ruskies were lying.
Oh I don’t disagree. You kinda had to read between the lines of my comment there.
OK, so why aren’t the environmentalist wackos all over this one.
because they love Commies
Vlad is really losing face here on FR, only weeks after there was a FR/Putin lovefest over his restrictions on gay propaganda.
Had he said he was sinking the vessel to keep Ukrainian gays from infiltrating mother Russia, he might have gotten some of that love back.
Instant garbage—just add water.
President - Albert François Lebrun, President of France (19321940)
yes, you are right
Thank you for bringing Lebrun to my attention
Do you think they’d mind if we block the Bosphorus?
I think we’ve all been waiting for the Russians to provoke the Ukrainians into shooting.
So if we had a different leader, we would go to war with Russia, or Russia wouldn’t do this? Why would they not do this, no matter who was in charge here, as it is obvious we wouldn’t go to war over it. I am as unimpressed with Obama as anyone, but this is all about Putin.
That's not how this is supposed to work.
There are a lot of things that could have prevented or stopped Putin, none of which included a shooting war.
Russia is a 3rd World Country desperate to sell the only thing anyone else sees they have as valuable, Natural Gas.
IIRC, this "blockade of a sort" was used during the revolutionary war to trap the British ships after they had entered the Chesapeake. (This is from memory...might have to retract.)
It led to "The World Turned Upside Down".
So if we had a different leader, we would go to war with Russia, or Russia wouldnt do this? Why would they not do this, no matter who was in charge here, as it is obvious we wouldnt go to war over it. I am as unimpressed with Obama as anyone, but this is all about Putin.
You don’t have to go to war. You just have to respond in a robust way to terroristic acts like invading the neighbor of a NATO country with a fifth column. Significant economic sanctions and NATO redeployment for an opening move would have given Putin pause. It must be made clear to Putin that if he wants to be a terrorist it is going to be painful and costly. That hasn’t happened so he will continue escalating. His adventures won’t end until we have shooting in a NATO country. Then what?
If our administration hadn’t signaled its weakness ever since 2008, we wouldn’t be here at all
now we are helpless in the face of aggression
no, we can’t go to war now, we couldn’t fight our way out a wet paper bag at this point with our depleted armed forces, but it is a very similar situation to the one that started in 1938, so let’s see where we are in about 4-5 years, how much Russia has gobbled up
And he looks manly on a horse; so he must be a good guy. /s
In retaliation Barack Obama has ordered the sinking of the the USS Ronald Reagan. “Ha! Top THAT Putin!”
It would be a pity if anyone blocked the Bosporus...
~~~His adventures wont end until we have shooting in a NATO country. Then what?~~~
I had similar concerns when Turkey was talking about sending warships to escort “Gaza relief” against Israel.
That could put NATO into war against Israel. Not that some of NATO probably supports that.
Oy vey. And Comrade Obama could use a huge distraction from the so-called “economy”, Lois Lerner, etc. etc. etc.
As you say...
And was the act of a local security force who bought the explosives at a convenience store. ;-)
What’s next? Fire ships?
Take a look at Narva, Estonia. 93% Russian speaking and on the border with Russia. Russia was humiliated by Estonia in 2007 when they took down a famous WW2 Red Army memorial. They want payback. If Putin senses weakness now he might decide its time to roll tanks into a FSU NATO country. Estonia will invoke article 5. Then what? Shooting war with Russia or the end of NATO. It’s pretty easy to see where this is headed if Putin is not dealt with firmly now. That’s why this is so important. It’s about far more than Crimea.
Quisling comes to mind.
I don’t really know which side is right on this. It could be they are both wrong. All I know is that if you really want to get things screwed up, let Hillary and Obama get involved and fix things like they did in Libya. That really worked out.
Naval blockades are considered acts of war.
they know Russia`s underbelly is Moscow.
All they goona do is ally with the Chechens to send couple nice-looking broads to Moscow to blow up their subways agin bigtime.
Watch for it!