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Putin Orders Central Russian Troops On 'Full Combat Alert'
Business Insider ^ | June 21 2014 | Hunter Walker

Posted on 06/21/2014 8:23:05 AM PDT by PoloSec

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his troops in central Russia to be on "full combat alert" Saturday as a new wave of attacks by rebels supportive of his regime placed pressure on a ceasefire agreement in Ukraine.

According to Agence France-Presse, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told Russian news agencies the order took effect Saturday morning.

"In accordance with his (Putin's) order, from 11:00 am Moscow time (0700 GMT) the troops of the central military district ... have been put on full combat alert," Shoigu was quoted as saying.

Putin's order came about 13 hours after Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko ordered a ceasefire Friday between his troops and pro-Russian rebels in the east of the country. Poroshenko's ceasefire announcement was part of his plan to decrease tensions between his government and the rebels following months of tensions in Ukraine after protests that saw the country's pro-Moscow President Viktor Yanukovych ousted earlier this year and led to elections where Poroshenko was installed earlier this month.

Poroshenko's ceasefire deal was immediately threatened by what the Ukrainian government described as multiple rebel attacks Friday night and Saturday morning. Rebel leaders said Ukrainian troops were the ones ignoring the ceasefire. According to the Associated Press, prominent rebel leader Pavel Gubarev told the Rossiya-24 TV channel Ukrainian soldiers were either disobeying Poroshenko or the president was "lying" about the deal.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: putin; russia; ukraine

1 posted on 06/21/2014 8:23:05 AM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec

Russian special forces camo is really gay.


2 posted on 06/21/2014 8:34:10 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: PoloSec

Pupin doing what he does best...


3 posted on 06/21/2014 8:39:24 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: tumblindice

They’ll kick your but for that, as soon as they are sober enough to walk.


4 posted on 06/21/2014 8:49:08 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

Have you ever seen a commie drink a glass of water?
Never! Wodka. That’s all they drink.
This all came to me one night while I was contemplating the importance of my own precious bodily fluids, my essence as it were.
It was a dark and stormy night ... The ship began to list,


5 posted on 06/21/2014 8:56:57 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: PoloSec

Anyone who believes that murderous rebels, particularly the pro-Russia ones in Ukraine, would honor a ceasefire is too foolish to win a war and should surrender immediately. That means you, President Poroshenko.

Rebels think it’s okay, even a good thing, to kill people for the sake of their cause, so the last thing they’d do is lay down their arms because their enemy told them to.

Vladimir Putin, on the other hand, is extremely intelligent or he wouldn’t have risen to the top of the KGB and then to the position of Russian leader for life. He must be familiar with Napoleon’s advice, ‘’If you start to take Vienna, take Vienna.’’ Putin already started to take Ukraine when he easily conquered the Crimea, so he’s not likely to call it a day before he takes Ukraine and any other country in the vicinity that strikes his fancy.


6 posted on 06/21/2014 10:26:58 AM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: PoloSec

If this were 1939, I would guess that Ivan will take the Ukraine first, the Baltic states second, and Poland third. NATO disintegrates.

Good job baraq. You are more “flexible,” and Putin thanks you.

5.56mm


7 posted on 06/21/2014 10:52:22 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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