Skip to comments.Russian Troops Mass at Border With Ukraine
Posted on 03/14/2014 3:05:57 PM PDT by gooblah
MOSCOW With a referendum on secession looming in Crimea, Russia massed troops and armored vehicles in at least three regions along Ukraines eastern border on Thursday, alarming the interim Ukraine government about a possible invasion and significantly escalating tensions in the crisis between the Kremlin and the West.
The announcement of the troop buildup by Russias Defense Ministry was met with an unusually sharp rebuke from Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, who warned that the Russian government must abandon what she called the politics of the 19th and 20th centuries or face diplomatic and economic retaliation from a united Europe.
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Got 80% out of stocks today. Too bad for the rest of you. Rough weeks ahead.
Whoever didn’t see this coming is blind in one eye and can’t see out of the other!
Don’t worry, it’s just an exercise...Signed, Bad Vlad
Putin most likely will send troops to take control of the nuclear power plants and water facilities in Kherson Oblast, too. Kherson had said they will cut off electricity and water to Crimea. This is going to get ugly.
Vlad just wants the Kherson oblast? Yeah, riiiiiiiiiiiiight!
Vote and full moon on Sunday. Could be the day the other boot drops, and the Russians go in.
I think Putin wants immediate control over the nuke and water plants in Kherson. He doesn’t have enough troops to take over the entire Oblast.
He’s going to have to parachute the troops in to take over the power and water plants. He’s not going to be able to blitzkrieg his way in. Plus, I don’t think his tanks would make it that far.
Knowing who Vlad is I just don’t see him going only part of the way.
This combined with the Russian rush to get their funds out of West European banks means an invasion of Russian troops identified as such is likely this weekend. Putin’s 78% approval rate comes from a Russian belief that he will gather back the Soviet states that split off.
The U.S. should tell Moscow to stand down tonight as there won’t be a Moscow tomorrow otherwise.
Google Cheka or Chekist and invest some time watching this movie from Russia about the terror. The Ukraine needs the advantage.
Ukraine isn’t worth it—I don’t think Putin will invade—Now. Its a just a safty measure if the Ukrainians try something like attempting to re-take Criema or stomp on Pro Russian peoples in east Ukraine. He learned his lessions in Georgia. This time he will be ready for Anything.
FSB provocateurs disguised as Russian tourists will try to create a major incident. One that can’t be traced back to them, of course.
And you don’t keep your army idling on the border for nothing.
Whatever Putin is going to do next, only he knows - and he ain’t telling.