Skip to comments.Ukraine forces destroy most of a column of Russian military vehicles, president says
Posted on 08/16/2014 4:52:59 AM PDT by elhombrelibre
KIEV, Ukraine Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Friday that Ukrainian forces had attacked and destroyed part of a column of Russian military vehicles on Ukrainian territory, a step that, if confirmed, would represent a significant escalation of hostilities between Ukraine and Russia.
Poroshenko told British Prime Minister David Cameron that the majority of a column of Russian military vehicles had been destroyed by the Ukrainian artillery at night, his office said in a statement. The announcement came as NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Friday that the defense alliance had seen an incursion into Ukraine the previous night.
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If it happened, the wreckage would be on the front page of the New York Times next to pictures of a smiling Obama and a dejected Putin. Doubt it happened.
I couldn't get the videos at the host site to work - is there any visual proof of the destruction of the Russian vehicles? Not a Putin fan, but also not inclined to jump on statements w/o proof as "proof". Would settle it if any pics/video were available. Else, it just all-round supposition.
It's embarrassing enough when the puppet leader of the regime in Kiev gets played by his own Interior Ministry over such a serious matter.
It gets exponentially more dangerous when village idiots like David Cameron and that NATO poodle Rasmussen join the chorus without corroboration.
The western alliance is spinning out of control.
Because NATO doesn’t have the means to verify. They just took Kievs word.
Welcome to Bizarro FR where Kremlin shills are the respected source and NATO and RFE are puppets.
Yeah, cause countries smaller and weaker than Russia are out there trying to purposefully tick the Russians off to start a war with them. Or something.
Gimme a break. You're either a Putin plant or one of those Ron Paul/Vox Day delusional fools. Either way, you're nonsense is just that - nonsense.
Coming to a county near you, in the US, if we don't do something about our borders. That is, we're rapidly developing border areas that are more Mexican than US-oriented. It starts with Mexican flags at soccer matches and street parades; this is what it develops into when the ability of the melting pot to culturally absorb immigrants (and aliens) is exceeded.
And guess who we are siding with.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko held a meeting with the founder of Open Society Foundations George Soros, at which Soros informed the head of state about the initiative of the strategic plan of reforms for Ukraine.
Bizarro world indeed.
Not sure what happened but I’m leaning towards believing Putin. If in fact Ukraine did demolish a column of Russian vehicles that would be advertised by Putin so he could have a pretext to invade and grab more land in the name of defense of Russia.
Only a willfully ignorant fool would take the puppet regime in Kiev at it word about anything.
If the NATO or the poofters in London have evidence of a Russian military incursion, let them present it and stop pussyfooting around.
Any vehicles to show?
Ah. I really hadn’t noticed that among my relatives.
Thanks for declaring yourself a bigot.
Me, I’ll believe Western sources over the Kremlin any day.
Putin’s bumbling azz got caught with his hand in the cookie jar. the UN involvement and Putin’s “peaceful” words are to settle the situation down.
Gee...you think these two guys might have a reason to spook the financial markets?
The White House says it cannot confirm reports that Ukrainian troops destroyed a Russian military convoy that had allegedly crossed into eastern Ukraine.
Spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said late Friday officials are working to gather information on the situation. She said the U.S. remains concerned about repeated Russian and Russian-supported incursions into Ukraine.
Earlier Friday, Ukraines president said government troops destroyed a column of military vehicles that crossed into eastern Ukraine from Russia as a convoy of Russian trucks purportedly carrying humanitarian aid remained stalled near the border awaiting inspection.
The incident, which NATO confirmed and said involved Russian weaponry, was vehemently denied by Russias Defense Ministry, which told news agencies the report was some kind of fantasy.
Somebody is lying.
“The western alliance is spinning out of control.”
LMAO...they have Russia so frustrated and contained, they are resorting to actions that only make them look like Iraq with a tad bit more of technology.
Every single time I see that retarded hipsters face on tv I realize how finished we are as a people.