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Ukraine LiveBlog Day 145: Russian Forces Penetrate Ukrainian Territory?
The Interpreter Magazine ^
| July 12th 2014
Posted on 07/12/2014 12:36:33 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans
Reports of Russian Forces Penetrating Ukrainian Territory 19:02 (GMT)
There have been numerous reports in the last 24 hours of Russian troops massing at the Ukrainian border, and accusations that Russia forces may be firing from inside Russian territory on to Ukraine.
Now at 20:09 local time, Ukrainskaya Pravda has published a story headlined "RF Troops Penetrated into Ukrainian Territory, Organized Ambush," citing Ukrainian Council on National Security and Defense Andrei Lysenko.
The story has not been confirmed by other sources.
The Interpreter has translated the story:
More at link. The Russkies are also apparently shelling civilians and hoping to blame it on the Ukrainians. I saw this before in a video report where the separatists, apparently, began randomly shelling civilians, according to a fellow who lived there. All the polls in the region have always shown that the separatists only enjoy a minority of support, even after months of Russian propaganda from their state television. The Russkies probably want to leave a big mess to justify themselves in world public opinion. However, I doubt they're actually going to invade. Putin has been playing this border game for months now, and his state-controlled media is already blaming the loss of their "NovoRussiya" dreams on the alleged incompetence and ambition of Strelkov, Putin's GRU agent and so-called leader of the "People's Republic of Donetsk."
If Putin was going to invade, I think he would have done it already under the thousand and one pretexts Russian state-controlled media has invented.
They have been preparing for this for months. The staged “shooting at the border guards” is their idea of a spark?
posted on 07/12/2014 12:42:19 PM PDT
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