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Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said a “column” with armored vehicles had crossed from Russia through border control points controlled by separatists near the village of Dyakove in eastern Ukraine. Three tanks went to the town of Snizhne, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Dyakove, and one remained there while the two others headed toward the town of Horlivka and were engaged by the Ukrainian military, he said. He added that part of the column was destroyed.

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.

10 posted on 06/12/2014 2:20:48 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Sooth2222

“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.


16 posted on 06/12/2014 2:38:11 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: Sooth2222

“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.


21 posted on 06/12/2014 2:47:39 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Happier than a Svoboda skinhead with a free new armband.)
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