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U.S. Warns American Travelers in Russia, and Border Region
Reuters ^ | Friday, March 14, 2014 | Thomas Ferraro

Posted on 03/14/2014 6:40:23 PM PDT by kristinn

The U.S. State Department warned American citizens on Friday of possible military clashes along the Russian-Ukrainian border and potential anti-American activities in Russia as Crimea prepares to vote Sunday on whether to join Russia.

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"However," it said, "all U.S. citizens located in or considering travel to the border region ... should be aware of the potential for escalation of tensions, military clashes (either accidental or intentional) or other violence."

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: russia; statedepartment; ukraine
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1 posted on 03/14/2014 6:40:23 PM PDT by kristinn
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Here’s what the Ruskies are up to:

http://www.interpretermag.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/10003788_468734096588584_273347134_o-620x463.jpg


2 posted on 03/14/2014 7:08:14 PM PDT by gandalftb (Go OK State Cowboys!!)
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Confirmed....Russian...."12 units Uragan 9k57 rocket systems deployed to Crimea "this is serious


4 posted on 03/14/2014 7:14:39 PM PDT by caww
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To: kristinn
Russia Black Sea Fleet 'flagship' Moskva approached Perekopske area today..3-14-14


5 posted on 03/14/2014 7:15:39 PM PDT by caww
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Russian financial institutions are rapidly moving their funds out of Western banks and accounts to avoid those assets being frozen when Russia begins its military offensives to reconquer the territories formerly possessed or otherwise controlled by the Soviet Union. The invasion, seizure, and conquest of the Crimea and the rest of the Ukraine is timed to allow the Russian army group/groups to establish themselves in the Ukraine before the Spring rains impede the movements of armored forces.

Upon completion of the invasion and conquest of the Ukraine, the Russian army group/s in the Ukraine may be, if the political circumstances offer the opportunity, moved into assembly areas along the Western and northern borders of the Ukraine for further offensive operations into Moldova and to pin Polish/NATO forces into defensive positions along the southern Polish borders. This existential threat may be used to deny NATO strength needed to defend Lithuania, Latvia, and/or Estonia against a Russian invasion and conquest of those nations, after attention has been directed towards the prior invasion of Moldova.

The timing of these events may be sometime in June 2014, after the Spring rains have abated and the ground is supportive of armored formations. If the situation still warrants doing so, Putin may then direct the Russian forces to further extend Russian offensive operations further into the West to destabilize and/or conquer as much of Central Europe as possible before the U.S. midterm elections can unseat the Democrat majority in the U.S. Senate and present the United States, Great Britain, and the resto of NATO with what Putin expects to be a fait accompli which NATO has no stomach to challenge.


6 posted on 03/14/2014 7:17:10 PM PDT by WhiskeyX ( provides a system for registering complaints about unfair broadcasters and the ability to request a)
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Ukranian Forces dig in near border with Chrimea...3-13-2014


7 posted on 03/14/2014 7:18:00 PM PDT by caww
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To: gandalftb

“Here’s what the Ruskies are up to:”

Even with a magnifying glass, I can’t make heads or tails of that mouse map. The copy is less than 0.005 point type.


8 posted on 03/14/2014 7:18:22 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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...”Russian financial institutions are rapidly moving their funds out of Western banks and accounts to avoid those assets being frozen”...

US has already begun to freeze assets....Big Spenders got their’s out weeks ago and haven’t let it sit there.

But that’s nothing compared to the US sending plane to Ukriaine this week and removing all Ukraines gold in a 2am flight....now in the US Federal Reserves.

Feel bad about that as remember Germany asked for their’s back recently and had to settle for 50%. I doubt Ukraine will see it again...down payment for all the money US invested to help Ukranians ditch their president...and now will invest to shore up the bankrupt country.


9 posted on 03/14/2014 7:23:52 PM PDT by caww
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B-b-b-but, I thought the Butcher of Benghazi had RE-SET relations with the Russkies.


10 posted on 03/14/2014 7:25:29 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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Ukrainian S-300P on move... 'Odessa'.. looks like 8 of them..3-13-14


11 posted on 03/14/2014 7:26:00 PM PDT by caww
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12 posted on 03/14/2014 7:28:21 PM PDT by caww
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70 International Observers to Monitor Chrimea Vote

Some of Citizens of 'Sevastopol' display Russian flags


13 posted on 03/14/2014 7:30:10 PM PDT by caww
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Reported Center city Kiev..over 500 anti-semitic graffiti...unconfirmed....some Jewish people want to leave...


14 posted on 03/14/2014 7:31:51 PM PDT by caww
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It remains to be seen if there is any offer that the West can make that will pursuade Putin to act to preserve Ukraines territorial integrity......

... If there isn't neither sanctions nor the threat will make the least difference. ...........All that the Russian regime needs to do to destroy the Kyiv government is to do nothing and let the forces in play play themselves out....they seem to be willing to fight each other with little provocation.

15 posted on 03/14/2014 7:34:47 PM PDT by caww
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McCain and Senate Delegation meeting with Ukrainian leadership .... posted 8:42 am Mar.14,2014


16 posted on 03/14/2014 7:35:44 PM PDT by caww
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WTF is that picture?

Reminds me of UN operations. You got a backhoe on a trailer, a yield sign and some fat-ass bald guy with a red reject tag sticking out of his ass. Looks to me like a bunch of union guys standing around and trying to look busy in New Jersey. I like the cat hiding in the tumbleweeds.


17 posted on 03/14/2014 7:35:59 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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"USA Dishing out the Dough!".......

March 13,2013 .....Ukraine PM 'Yats' going after the money....Sec 'Lew' met with..not to mention World Bank coughing also coughing up 3 Billion to the 'Cause'..... Ukrainian PM requesting US assistance package, 'IMF' program, efforts to implement economic reforms for Ukraine


18 posted on 03/14/2014 7:37:54 PM PDT by caww
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To: sergeantdave

Ukraine has a small military...the rest are all sign up volunteers.....if this war is fought it will be Nato (which the US leads) against Russia.

Hopefully it won’t come to that...time will surely tell. But the US people will not stand for our troops to go into another war.


19 posted on 03/14/2014 7:40:32 PM PDT by caww
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To: WhiskeyX

Why would Russia want to recreate the Warsaw Pact? What’s in it for Russia? They will never be obedient satellites of the Kremlin.


20 posted on 03/14/2014 8:05:32 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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