Skip to comments.BREAKING: Russia 'forced' to launch military drills at border in response to Ukraine op - Moscow
Posted on 04/24/2014 6:26:03 AM PDT by tcrlaf
Russia has begun extensive military exercises on its Ukrainian border following the escalation of violence in eastern Ukraine.
The order to use force against civilians has already been given, and if this military machine is not stopped, the amount of casualties will only grow, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said during an official meeting in Moscow.
We are forced to react to the situation.
Shoigu said that the drills involve march and deployment exercises by forces in the southern and western military districts, and separate Air Force maneuvers.
DETAILS TO FOLLOW
Even if the bear is sleeping in your bed, it will be angry when poked.
Tweets from InSerbia News:
6 minutes ago
A group of Ukrainian troops numbering over 11,000 people, 160 tanks, 230 APC, at least 150 guns and mortars, and a great number of aircraft is taking part in a military operation against civilians in Ukraines southeast, the Russian defense minister said Thursday, ITAR-TASS reported.
11 minutes ago
The situation in eastern Ukraines Slaviansk remains out of control, so a special operation by authorities continues, the countrys Security Service said Thursday without disclosing details of the operation.
30 minutes ago
Russias Ambassador to NATO Alexander Grushko: NATO should urge authorities in Kiev to stop military operation in SE Ukraine immediately
35 minutes ago
Ukraines troops were deployed from helicopters near Slavyansk, according to various reports.
36 minutes ago
Unidentified gunmen have injured a woman, firing at a house in Slavyansk after introducing themselves as members of the Right Sector radical group, the Ukrainian Interior Ministrys Donetsk region department says, RT reports.
an hour ago
Vladimir Putin: If these people [in Kiev] have opted for a hot stage, which in fact is a counterinsurgency operation, it will definitely have certain consequences for those who make such decisions, state-to-state relations included
an hour ago
Stepan Chirich, a producer for Russias NTV channel, has disappeared in Ukraine.
an hour ago
APCs, military helicopters en route to Slavyansk reports
an hour ago
Anti-government activists in Donetsk say they are ready to vacate two floors of the regional government administrative building to prepare and conduct a referendum on the federalization of Ukraine and state affiliation of the Donetsk region, RT reports.
But Obama has even more sanctions “teed up” if Putin doesn’t give in.
If this military machine is not stopped, the amount of casualties will only grow, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu
It’s looking like the original tire burning crowd is finding more fuel to stoke the fire they started.
Senior security official: Anti-terror operation suspended as Russian troops amass on border (LIVE UPDATES, VIDEO)
4:32 p.m. — Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on April 24 that the violence stemming from Ukraine’s anti-terror operation in eastern Ukraine has prompted Russia to launch military drills in western Russia.
“The forces are clearly unequal,” Shoigu said at a ministerial collegium meeting.
“If this military machine is not stopped today, it will lead to a large number of dead and wounded,” he continued.
“The announcement of the drills of NATO troops in Poland and the Baltic States” is only worsening the situation, said the Defense Minister.
“We have to react to such developments. As of today, our battalion tactical combined-arms groups from the southern and western military districts have begun drills in areas bordering Ukraine. The troops will practice marches and tactical deployment...as necessary. Additionally, our aviation units will perform flights to practice operations near our national border,” he said.
Bear breaks into your garage—don’t provoke it.
Great post, keeps us informed of events.
Supposedly, This large Armored column of APC’s is moving just 15 Km away from the Ukraine Border, heading towards it.
Getting more interesting as the moments pass:
Putin warns Ukraine to expect ‘consequences’ after attacks
Not.........tanks. Mechanized Arty.
old picture...that’s in crimea
And I don't think he's talking about teeing up sanctions.
It’s good for Ukrainians to make personal accounts, videos, etc., of Ukrainian military attacks on Ukrainian citizens, and get the first-hand accounts on the internet.
Hopefully they have the courage and abilities they need to do this.
Hopefully they will get any help they need to fight for themselves.
If enough Ukrainians mass and stand together, and simply stand in front of their oppressors, their sacrifices will be worth it for Ukraine.
The people of the world have to stop submitting to the corrupt, pedophile, thieving, debt slavers that are “financial elites”.
Wow: this just fell from sky in #Slaviansk. 1000s of pro-#Ukraine leaflets warning ‘Don’t come near govt buildings.’ pic.twitter.com/TP3nZhSa2j
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