LOL! It’s more complicated than Putin. There are only a huge population of Ukrainians that want Russia instead of Ukraine / EU.
The Kremlin denied Friday that there had been a border incursion, and a Russian defense ministry spokesman said that no Russian vehicles had been destroyed because none had been inside Ukraine. Poroshenko offered no proof to support his claim.
There are people who would interpret a column of military vehicles entering a sovereign country's territory against the will of the legitimate government to be an act of war. There are people who would interpret destroying that column of vehicles as an act of war. There are people who would conclude that when hostile countries engage in successive acts of war against each other, a de facto state of war exists between the two. Or they could just understate the situation and describe it as a significant escalation.
Quote of the Morning: 8/16/14
Former President of Georgia,Mikheil Saakashvili, when asked about Vladimir Putin, said, “He likes to be feared. For example: the last time I met with him, he said, ‘Your western friends promise you nice things, but seldom deliver. I promise you bad things, and I deliver.’”
Reports are that they were nailed by OTR-21 Tochka (SS-21 Scarab) systems:
They shoot surface to surface many dozens of miles away with a half ton warhead with a CEP of a couple hundred feet. A very good system for taking out an armored column outside of a populated area... if you know exactly where it is going to be. But given that Ukraine’s intel capability is limited (not to be downplayed, but still limited), I wonder if we’re seeing the results of real-time data sharing with major western powers?
Ukes nuke Ruskie pukes, again! LOL!
Any prisoners to show?
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.
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.
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.
From yesterday, posted on Yesterday’s thread:
CNN’s Ram Ramgogal
US says it can’t confirm Ukrainian claims of disabling vehicles in a Russian military convoy inside Ukrainehttps://twitter.com/RamCNN/status/500412757259591682
Putey has misjudged the level of hatred the Ukranians have for Mother Russia. They are not going to go gently into the new empire. My brother in law has an adopted teen from Urkraine and he has talked about how much they hate the Russians.
Both Russia and Ukraine use the same Soviet-era vehicles.
The destroyed column of military belonged to Kiev forces.
Poroshenko is attempting lame spin. The problem is that he always has to retract his own claims.
Like Hitler in 1945, Porosenko raised conscription age limit to over 60 years of age for men. Next step will be to conscript grannies over 70.