Skip to comments.Obama administration: Russia firing artillery at Ukraine military targets
Posted on 07/24/2014 1:24:10 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Obama administration officials said Thursday that Russia is firing artillery from its own territory into Ukraine to hit Ukrainian military sites, pointing to escalating Russian involvement in the deadly conflict.
This clearly is a military escalation, Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren said, adding there is no question that Russian militaryas opposed to Russia-backed separatistsare firing the shots.
State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf first made the accusation during a press briefing earlier Thursday. She also claimed Moscow is boosting its military shipments to pro-Russian separatists.
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Captain obvious alert!
No problem... Obama will just send more MRE’s to stop the Russians.
Obama administration: Russia firing artillery at Ukraine military targets , we told Vlad it’s OK we are only worried about Hamas
Russia has started WWIII.
At this point, I don’t see why Russia doesn’t all out invade Ukraine. They’ve got nothing to fear.
Russia has been involved from the beginning. Only a fool thinks the “rebels” are not answering to Moscow while led and directed by Russians soldiers.
Obama might send a cargo container full of old uniforms for the Ukrainians
I have a friend who says that Ukraine has been firing on civilians in Eastern Ukraine for a while, and posted an article:
and no one says a word about it. Does ANYONE have any real unbiased info on what’s going on? :-/
Dont worry Putin, Obama did promise he would be flexible with you, he will just send you more weapons, just like he is doing with Hamas
Obama trying to be nice nice with the Jews..meanwhile he’s thinking “Stupid Jews, they think I like them, but I am sending Hamas money for rockets”
Americans are too busy worshipping celebrities to care
Hamas has started WWIII. Russia, the US and Europe are all dead meat.
The real enemy has infiltrated all of those mentioned above.
None of the idiot countries mentioned above has done a thing to protect themselves. They all opened the door to the enemy.
None of them, including Islam is going to win. That is a good thing.
After several weeks of dedicated perusal, I would have to say... NO.
Ukraine has stepped up the pace of its military activity since the new government took over and auffered initial reverses.
Their recent success is probably linked to outside mercenaries of their own to fight the Russian backed forces in the field.
I don’t want to compromise zero’s “sources and methods of intelligence collection,” but I saw this on reddit last night. Info is based on post by Russian soldier to his “FB” page, which included location of referenced artillery inside Russia.
Yeah...OK...so there's been, like, this firing...and it's like, coming from Russia...so we think it's Russia 'n stuff. Fer sure.
Before she became a “State Department spokeswoman”, she probably worked at The Gap.
Total hipster look.
So what — it’s a combat zone — a war zone.
Atleast that’s what the Thugs of Donetsk and their supporters here have claimed for days as the Thugs denied the Dutch and Malaysians access to the shootdown site to collect the bodies of the innocents that the Thugs shot out of the sky.
Where was your concern then???
How do these snarky kid’s get these positions?
but...but...but....all the Russians on FR ASSURED us that Russia has nothing to do with any of this?
How could this be?
My comment from the other thread on the same subject:
They havent released anything to prove it, like sat photos, so this is likely based on a single video floating around on the internet, by someone claiming to be a Russian Soldier, firing artillery that they also claim is going into Ukraine.
If the claim is based on this video that was floating around on Twitter yesterday:
Note that there are no leaves on the trees, and the grass is brown. In mid-summer?
As far as the claim that they intend to give the Rebels Heavier Rocket Launchers, Id say it is likely, since there are numerous videos of Kiev using the heavy Smerch launchers against the rebels.
There was even a claim last week that Kiev had launched a Surface-to-surface Scarab-B from Kramatorsk into the refinery at Lyshyansk (sp??), but that didnt go anywhere.
There is supposedly another vid floating around with the same claim that I saw yesterday.
They’ve been shelling Ukraine for a couple of weeks now, since Zelenopillia when “officially” 19 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed. According to the soldiers who were there, this number is very much understated.
They also shot down whole lot of Russian reconnaissance UAVs.
Putin had better watch his step, or else Obama will become deepy concerned.
I'll get you, and your little dog too!!
So you are saying that Col Warren would make a statement like this based on Twitter without having other evidence:
The Russian military fired artillery rounds into eastern Ukraine on Thursday, a clear escalation of hostilities there, Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said.
Russia has about 12,000 troops on the border with Ukraine, Warren said. Russian tanks, artillery and rocket launchers have crossed into Ukraine to support separatists there.
This is a clear escalation, Warren said.
The Russians have conducted artillery attacks on Ukraine military targets for the last several days, Warren said.
The “Evidence” appears at this point to be some kid’s video on Facebook. I kid you not.
And it was just three days ago that the State Department spokeperson was saying that “much of what they know comes from Social Media”
And after everything Obama has done, we are just supposed to accept this stuff at face value now, on this one subject alone?
Obuttboy certainly won't turn his back on this situation.
Yep. They might as well do it now before we get a real leader in the White House. It's not like Europe will do anything. They need Russia's oil and gas too much to take any action beyond expressing their displeasure.
By the time November '16 rolls around, Russia's army will be firmly entrenched in Ukrainian soil among a largely supportive populace, their flag will fly over the Donbas and we'll be able to do nothing more than shrug our shoulders regardless of who we elect.
At least commercial airliners won't be getting shot out of the sky.
I hope I’m never in a restaurant when ANY politician tries to cut in line. I will say “You’re not cutting in front of me and block his way.” Then I’ll go to jail.
It’s time the people in this country stop treating politicians like royalty.
You are a pathological liar, so I am quite sure you already saw my thread on this topic (it's on the frontpage bar), and that is where you are pulling your emergency defense of Putin stuff from, but without the honesty to admit where you got your idea from. There is no indication that this is where Obama got his information, but if it is, that is indeed pretty sad. Also, Interpreter Magazine has proven that Russia has been doing this for awhile (previously, the Russkies have been shooting grads). So it's weird that they only get offended about it just recently, although it's been going on for awhile. Here is the thread on the Russkie soldier posting his pictures and even geolocating them, like the retard most Putinistas are.
I don't see any videos though. Just photos that he took of his artillery.
The Russkies don't use facebook BTW. It is something different. And since they are so stupid, they seem to have a problem with posting up photos of their atrocities on there, like Strelkov.
The veil has been dropped. Russia is driving this conflict, feeding the flames by providing the rebels with tanks, anti-aircraft missiles, fighters, and perhaps most importantly, cover in the international community.
This crisis exists because Russia wants it to exist. It's time for the international community to realize that Putin is not a reliable partner in solving it.
They are already unearthing mass graves of the murdered in areas taken back from the rebels.
Putin is trying to completely conquer Ukraine by stealth to minimize economic retaliation from the west but the whole world is seeing what he and the Russian military and his proxy military of terrorists is doing.
When he can no longer deny and the world mounts against him, he may do a full on invasion of Ukraine, it is his best opportunity with the quisling in the WH, who may be in league with the Russians all along.
Chilruns of rich donors and such.
The Ukrainians are not like his usual victims who cower and don't fight back.
“I don’t see any videos though. Just photos that he took of his artillery.”
There is a video out there in the ether, as well.
“The Russkies don’t use facebook BTW”
One and the same thing...
Your child-like insults don’t make you look ant=y less biased...
If Putin wants to take over the Ukraine by the end of this year with no opposition from the West, all he has to do is time Russia’s rocket attacks to coincide with Obama’s fund-raising speeches around the country, which will continue until the November elections.
Putin can be confident that Obama will not cut his fundraising visits short to return to the White House in order to deal with missiles exploding on Ukrainian cities. For Obama to do so would look so un-cool, which, in Obama’s adolescent mind, is the worst possible thing that can happen.
During Obama’s long vacation at Martha’s Vineyard next month, the Russians can time their attacks to coincide with the start of Obama’s golf games. Obama would never stop a golf outing for any reason, probably even including a terrorist attack on an American city. It would destroy his all-important façade of calmness, which must be preserved at any cost.
VK is not facebook. It is an entirely different company, the Russkie ripoff version.
Careful, the more frenzied you get, the more typos there are.
The Russkies will get away with it. The Euroweenies are pathetically weak, and Obama isn’t going to do anything serious. We must pray for the Ukrainians. If they have God on their side, it doesn’t matter how much of an army Russia throws at them.
The Ukrainians have fought valiantly against the Russians and the Kremlin puppet Presidency. And there will be a long and costly guerilla war if Putin does a fully on invasion, but the Ukrainian military equipment would not last long in regular warfare against a full on Russian invasion.
I cannot stand her or the other State Dept. bimbette. All the leftists do is mock their nemesis, Sarah Palin. The actual losers are all in this evil administration.
I saw the post the day the shooting occurred.