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JOURNALISTS: We Just Saw Russian Military Vehicles Cross Into Ukraine
Business Insider ^ | 8-14-2014 | Jeremy Bender/Reuters

Posted on 08/14/2014 12:27:50 PM PDT by tcrlaf

The Guardian's Moscow correspondent, Shaun Walker, and The Telegraph's Roland Oliphant tweeted today that a column of armored personnel carriers (ACPs) and other Russian military vehicles have crossed over the Ukrainian border.

Vladimir Putin's government is sending a convoy of unmarked white trucks to Ukraine, and military vehicles started traveling alongside a supposed Russian aid convoy earlier on Thursday.

Most of the fleet of more than 262 vehicles, including about 200 trucks carrying aid, stopped 15 miles from the border of Ukraine's rebel-held eastern region of Luhansk.

If these reports are correct, a separate military convoy has apparently continued into Ukraine.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: aid; bhorussia; civilwar; insurrection; russia; russiaconvoy; russianukrainianwar; ukraine; ukrainecrisis
Shaun Walker Tweet:

So RolandOliphant and I just saw a column of APCs and vehicles with official Russian military plates cross border into Ukraine.

Note the "With Official Russian Plates" part. It was around 20 APC's and support vehicles, per Oliphant, and not "invasion force size.

IMO, Putin intends to push the Aid Convoy through to Lugansk sometime after dawn, WITH ESCORT, and these are the recon element.

1 posted on 08/14/2014 12:27:50 PM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

And so it begins! Time for a round of golf!


2 posted on 08/14/2014 12:28:49 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: tcrlaf

The invasion has begun.

Russia might just set off WW3 like this.


3 posted on 08/14/2014 12:29:53 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: b4its2late

“And so it begins! Time for a round of golf!”

Was just thinking the exact same thing....


4 posted on 08/14/2014 12:30:03 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: b4its2late
The white truck convoy is carrying supplies for the other convoy of invading Russian troops. LOL!!!

All eyes on Ferguson!

5 posted on 08/14/2014 12:30:23 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: GeronL

“Russia might just set off WW3 like this.”

Obama already set the stage for that, when he tried to become the Air Force for ISIS in Syria, then jumped in to an already unstable Ukraine to “Get back” at Putin for stopping him in Syria.


6 posted on 08/14/2014 12:31:36 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

The road to Lugansk is likely under fire near Lugansk airport.

Kiev claimed earlier to have taken a town along the road, cutting access, while the rebels claimed a few hours ago to have retaken it.


7 posted on 08/14/2014 12:33:54 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: tcrlaf

The wimp Obama will wring his handfs and do nothing. Ron Paul and his ferret-faced son will be gleeful that America has done nothing.


8 posted on 08/14/2014 12:34:17 PM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("Don't be afraid. Just believe." - Mark 5:36)
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To: tcrlaf

I have a hard time believing this is the first time.


9 posted on 08/14/2014 12:36:44 PM PDT by Nachoman (libertyarmstx.com is now open!)
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To: tcrlaf
JOURNALISTS: We Just Saw Russian Military Vehicles Cross Into Ukraine

JOURNALISTS: We Just Saw Russian Military Vehicles Cross Into Ferguson, Missouri

10 posted on 08/14/2014 12:37:07 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Dr. Thorne

Worse than that—Ron Paul will claim that it’s our fault.


11 posted on 08/14/2014 12:39:00 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: tcrlaf

The stock market is still up for the day. I thought the market would crash on this type of news.


12 posted on 08/14/2014 12:39:17 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: tcrlaf
Putin is just driving some Christianity over to Ukraine. Spreading the word, if you will.

After all, to some lunatics here, Putin is a top-notch Christian.

13 posted on 08/14/2014 12:39:35 PM PDT by gdani (Every day, your Govt surveils you more than the day before)
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To: tcrlaf

Yes, this has roots back to Bengazi, thru Syria, and finally through Obama’s petulance we have arrived at the mess Obama has made in Ukraine.

Next stop for this Armageddon train??? War? Worldwide financial ruin? Both? ......On purpose?


14 posted on 08/14/2014 12:39:51 PM PDT by Bobalu (Neutrality helps the oppressor never the victim silence encourages the tormentor never the tormented)
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To: ElkGroveDan

Those are AMERICAN military vehicles in Ferguson.


15 posted on 08/14/2014 12:39:52 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

“JOURNALISTS: We Just Saw Russian Military Vehicles Cross Into Ferguson, Missouri”

When is Putin sending an aid convoy into Saint Louis?


16 posted on 08/14/2014 12:39:53 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: gdani

I don’t think people on here think Putin is wonderful. It’s just that he seems to be the only person in the world who will stand up to America’s current real enemy.


17 posted on 08/14/2014 12:41:11 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: Dr. Thorne
The Pauls got it right.

Russia may be about to finish WW2, and get rid of the Nazis still standing.

18 posted on 08/14/2014 12:41:40 PM PDT by duckln
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To: Nachoman

I have a hard time believing this is the first time.

This is likely the first time anything has crossed with OFFICIAL Russian Military plates, though.

These are apparently regular Russian forces, though a small unit.

As I said, it is likely the recon element for the escort. IMO, this will kick off in earnest just after dawn.


19 posted on 08/14/2014 12:42:12 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: tcrlaf

Kind of them to not use that camera-taking feature to show us that they are.

We have had several of these stories over the past few months, and none of them have proven to be true.


20 posted on 08/14/2014 12:43:58 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: VanDeKoik; All

No tweets from any of these five Western Jornos with the aid convoy, since this news went out. So it is likely TRUE...

Western Reporters with the aid convoy:

Andrew Roth, NYTimes
https://twitter.com/ARothNYT

Roland Oliphant, UK Telegraph
https://twitter.com/RolandOliphant

Courtney Weaver, Financial Times
https://twitter.com/courtneymoscow

Shawn Walker, UK Gaurdian
https://twitter.com/shaunwalker7

Steve Rosenberg, BBC
https://twitter.com/BBCSteveR

The Russians have probably shut them down.


21 posted on 08/14/2014 12:46:54 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: GeronL

This might not be the invasion proper, but just a provocation. They might be planning on starting a fight with the Ukrainians and claiming the Ukrainians attacked the Red Cross. Provocation is how the Reds work. Actually the Russkies have been sending in APCs, tanks, anti-aircraft guns, all sorts of stuff, for months and months now. This is not weird. What will be different is if Russia acknowledges it or in what they they intend to provoke the Ukrainians with it.


22 posted on 08/14/2014 12:47:52 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Yeah, good point. Time for another presser from 0 on Ferguson, dontcha think?


23 posted on 08/14/2014 12:48:49 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: GeronL

Stupid f’ing Russkies!


24 posted on 08/14/2014 12:48:55 PM PDT by jmacusa (Liberalism defined: When mom and dad go away for the weekend and the kids are in charge.)
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To: tcrlaf; All

BREAKING:
Russian military vehicles enter Ukraine as aid convoy stops short of border

Column of 23 armoured personnel carriers and support vehicles cross border after dark, while 280 trucks come to halt separately

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/14/russian-military-vehicles-enter-ukraine-aid-convoy-stops-short-border


25 posted on 08/14/2014 12:49:10 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: VerySadAmerican

Don’t be so sure. I’ve called Putin a murdering ex-KGB thugs months ago here and caught flack for it. The guy’s a bum.


26 posted on 08/14/2014 12:50:48 PM PDT by jmacusa (Liberalism defined: When mom and dad go away for the weekend and the kids are in charge.)
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To: jmacusa

You’ll get no flack from me for telling the truth.


27 posted on 08/14/2014 12:55:15 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: b4its2late

“And so it begins! Time for a round of golf!”

Wait a minute! Lets get our priorities straight here! First a political fundraiser. THEN golf.


28 posted on 08/14/2014 1:08:33 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Golf is day shift.
Fundraising evenings.


29 posted on 08/14/2014 1:09:26 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: tcrlaf; All

Still no tweets from any of the Western Journos with the aid convoy, since the vehicle crossing report two hours ago.


30 posted on 08/14/2014 1:10:45 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: tcrlaf; All

Twitter reports of a BIG fight going on right now, North of Lugansk, with heavy casualties.

Kiev trying one last time, to take Lugansk before the Russian Convoy gets there??


31 posted on 08/14/2014 1:17:55 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: Dr. Thorne

>The wimp Obama will wring his hands and do nothing.

Good. It would about the only thing he has done right.


32 posted on 08/14/2014 1:23:19 PM PDT by soycd
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To: lowbridge

Oh yeah.... Maybe combine them both over the next few days and party hardy at night for a few nights to get rid of some of the stash.


33 posted on 08/14/2014 1:25:03 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: duckln
Russia may be about to finish WW2, and get rid of the Nazis still standing.

Just don't dare call them Bolsheviks. Insufficient "nuance."

34 posted on 08/14/2014 1:38:03 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: GeronL
Russia might just set off WW3 like this.

They have already taken Crimea. Did we have WWIII when the Soviet Union went into Hungary or Czechoslovakia?

There will be lots of huffing and puffing from the West, but no action save for more sanctions. This could be the reason why Obama is headed back to DC on Sunday. No doubt we have been tracking closely Russian movements near the border as well as monitoring their communications.

35 posted on 08/14/2014 1:40:48 PM PDT by kabar
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To: tcrlaf

I thought they’d at least wait for the Friday news dump.


36 posted on 08/14/2014 2:03:44 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: tcrlaf

You must be excited —

You can’t contain your glee.

Will you be sponsoring the Live Ferguson Riot Thread again tonight to keep us focused on Ferguson while the Russian invasion force enters Ukraine????


37 posted on 08/14/2014 2:24:56 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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5 hours ago —

A giant column of Russian aid trucks is headed for Ukraine — flanked by attack helicopters

http://news.yahoo.com/giant-column-russian-aid-trucks-154002725.html


38 posted on 08/14/2014 2:29:20 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: GeronL

Russians count it as WW4. They consider the last one lost (the Cold War)


39 posted on 08/14/2014 2:39:31 PM PDT by Ivan Mazepa
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To: gdani
Putin is just driving some Christianity over to Ukraine. Spreading the word, if you will.

Delivering Bibles.............

40 posted on 08/14/2014 2:43:45 PM PDT by varon (Para bellum)
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35 minutes ago — they haven’t crossed in yet:

Raising the stakes in Ukraine’s conflict, a Russian aid convoy of more than 200 trucks pushed up to the border on Thursday but then stopped, provocatively poised to cross into rebel-held territory.

The Ukrainian government threatened to use all means available to block the convoy if the Red Cross was not allowed to inspect the cargo.

Such an inspection would ease concerns that Russia could use the aid shipment as cover for a military incursion in support of the separatists, who have come under growing pressure from government troops.

The United States has warned Russia that it needs to secure Ukraine’s permission for the convoy to enter.

http://news.yahoo.com/russian-aid-convoy-resumes-travels-toward-ukraine-053153900.html;_ylt=AwrBJR8kLe1TN1sAojjQtDMD


41 posted on 08/14/2014 2:45:35 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: tcrlaf

What a silly headline, they’ve been doing this for months now.


42 posted on 08/14/2014 2:49:51 PM PDT by Ivan Mazepa
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To: tcrlaf

Impossible. Putin said it was only relief supplies. Surely he wouldn’t lie.


43 posted on 08/14/2014 3:10:19 PM PDT by BinaryBoy ("Immigration Reform" is ballot stuffing)
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To: Uncle Chip

Only God can help Ukraine now the Euro’s are utter wimps. The fields and streets are about to run with blood.

Russians are a curse upon the earth.


44 posted on 08/14/2014 7:16:55 PM PDT by free_life (If you ask Jesus to forgive you and to save you, He will.)
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To: Ivan Mazepa

Most likely...

But this is DIFFERENT.
They are marked with Official Russian plates, and they didn’t care if Western Media saw it.

THAT marks a huge change.


45 posted on 08/14/2014 7:35:44 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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