Skip to comments.Russia sending tanks across border into Ukraine, Kiev says
Posted on 06/12/2014 2:04:49 PM PDT by CMB_polarization
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Didn’t Commander Obama draw a red line against this kind of stuff?
He sent a bunch of letters and John Kerry also.
John eff Kerry the Vietnam vet?
Quick! Issue a tweet with a hashtag of #graveConcern !
Actually Putin is just trying to get there before Al Queda is done in Iraq and starts heading the other way.
Stop....or I’ll yell Stop again
I wish they would invade California while they are at it.
I am skeptical that Putin is sending tanks into the Ukraine to provide the Ukrainian military with target practice. My own $0.05 is that units of the Ukrainian military engaged other units of the Ukrainian military.
We need some hashtags and selfies to stop this immediately.
Lots of different stories about this. The Ukrainians have claimed they are t-72’s in some stories, T-62’s in others.
If the different tales are to be believed, they came from:
A) Captured in Crimea, and brought through Southern Russia
B) T-62B’s that were captured from the Ukrainian Army in Southern Ukraine
There are numerous videos of the rebels using captured/abandoned/bought equipment, and it is confirmed that they captured at least one broke-down T-72 with reactive armor at a base in southern Ukraine.
They have even gotten WW2-era stuff running, including some of the 23 DUKW’s they found abandoned warehouse in Donetsk, an IS-3 “Stalin” that had been sitting on an outside concrete display stand for 60+ years, and several pieces from a WW2 Museum also in Donetsk.
We know Kiev has been deploying as many as 40 tanks at a time between Slovyansk and Luhansk, and that the rebels have captured a few of even the latest model Ukrainian stuff, but this is apparently too far south for that.
I tend to think it is the first case, as there were tweets a couple of weeks ago that Crimean volunteers were trying to get “Several” broken down T-62’s that the Ukrainians had left behind running.
EuroMaidanPR claims they were in a town called Makiivka 2 hours ago, so they are probably already in Donetsk by now.
And ALL the walls come tumbling down on the same day.
Wait for it, there will be another shoe fall soon. Expect it to be bad. You probably won’t be disappointed.
Expect the ChiComs and NoKos to start misbehaving next. Mullah Baraq is being Cloward-Piven’ed on the world stage.
“My own $0.05 is that units of the Ukrainian military engaged other units of the Ukrainian military”
Entirely possible, given events, but I still think these are out of Crimea. Lots of Media stories about how Cossack Volunteers from Crimea were planning to head to “Novorussia” soon. Given how prevalent smuggling is in that part of the world, it is highly likely that these never touched “Russian” soil.
Putin wouldn’t send in a trio of old T-62’s, if he were testing, or trying to send a message.
So far all that´s certain is that rebel forces in Ukraine today started showing off 3 T-64s today.
We should ask Putin to deploy some tanks on our southern border. We would have more of a chance of getting a reponse by asking him than Obongo.
IOW, the resident Pro-Moscow/Paulistinian wants us to believe that Russia has nothing to do with it, even though the tanks, naturally, would have to pass through several hundred miles of Russian territory and then past Russian military garrisons and checkpoints to enter Ukraine.
The media is reporting that they are T-72s, by the way.
VIDEO of the three tanks entering a Donetsk suburb just before dark today, supposedly.
It shows the three tanks, and two KAMAZ, with one towing a light AA gun (SU-1?).
They look like T-62’s to me, but don’t T-64’s look almost the same?
“I am skeptical that Putin is sending tanks into the Ukraine to provide the Ukrainian military with target practice. My own $0.05 is that units of the Ukrainian military engaged other units of the Ukrainian military.”
Quite possible, or the unready to be ethnically cleansed have captured even more EUkrainian vehicles. The Nazis found their Ukrainian clients to be a waste of kit in any real fighting. Not much has changed for their EUrocrat successors it would appear.
They could just as easily have been put on a barge and floated there. Remember, this is already a smuggler’s haven area. I prefer to not jump to conclusions, especially given the veracity of so many Kiev claims.
Unless you really do think the airstrike in central Donetsk was just an Air Conditioner that blew up.
Serbs will move on Kosovo? Basque separatists? China takes a bunch of little islands and Taiwan? Russia takes the Aleutians? Why not?
Forgot to include the video link
Another video of the same convoy moving through Torez, earlier today.
Oh yeah, he drew a line alright.
A yellow line .. Down his back.
It's a "smuggler's haven area" because the Russians are sending the smugglers. As for this "barge" nonsense, how does one sail a barge with tanks on it from Crimea, which has a Red Naval base, and land it anywhere else but Russian territory and then drive it into Ukraine? Maybe it was a rocket ship that landed in the UK and then was shipped via airline?
What a sense of timing the commander there has.
“The media is reporting that they are T-72s, by the way.”
The “media” is largely proven to know very little about arms.
Wouldn’t a T-72 have a large flash suppressor?
For just a split second, I thought the headline read: “U.S. sending tanks into Mexico.”
The big blue thingy in the center is called “The Sea of Azov”.
Obama will have to go Congress to get funding for replenishing the supply of hashtags.
That would mean that 3 tanks landed in Ukrainian controlled territory on a "barge", past Ukrainian military positions, civilians with hand held cell phones, even past Donetsk, and into Slovyansk, traveling half the length of Ukraine, without anybody noticing, with the Ukrainians and everybody lying about them crossing the Russian border and traveling 40KM instead.
The Pro-Muscovites are a pack of idiots.
It’s that kinda day.
0bama’s lips are stuck to Reggie’s ***, and American ain’t gonna do nothin’.
Tanks on a barge has a ring to it. Kinda’ like snakes on a plane.
It's astounding how quickly everything is deteriorating.
Mullah Baraq is feeling pressure to speed up the collapse before 2016. Otherwise he’ll be forced to dream up a reason to declare martial law, which could get messy. As in bloody.
Burn those tanks up from the air.
Didn’t the Ukraine announce within the last week that they’d settled everything with Russia?
Gotta love that Kerry diplomacy.
“Surprise, surprise, surprise!”
And so it begins.
Thanks feckless leader!
Ukraine has accused Russia of allowing separatist rebels to bring three tanks and other military vehicles across the border into the east of the country to fight the Ukrainian army.
The wheels are coming off this bus pretty quick now.
Ping to 41.
Apparently this is one of the three tanks. Great for commuting.
Maybe someone can id the model.
Putin watching the action in Iraq and adding the pressure to us. Watch North Korea and China too. Thanks Obama! We are being invaded too if you look to the southern border, only no tanks are involved. Again, Thanks Obama.
Obama is now more flexible.
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