Skip to comments.Ukraine forces clash with armoured convoy crossing Russia border: Kiev
Posted on 08/25/2014 2:47:31 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
Ukraine forces clash with armoured convoy crossing Russia border: Kiev
"The Ukrainian border has been breached by a convoy of several dozen tanks and armoured vehicles"
Kiev (AFP) - Ukraine said a battle erupted on Monday between border guards and a convoy of "dozens" of armoured vehicles and tanks that entered its territory from Russia near the Azov Sea.
"The Ukrainian border has been breached by a convoy of several dozen tanks and armoured vehicles" which crossed in the area close to Ukraine's industrial city Mariupol, security spokesman Leonid Matyukhin told AFP.
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Myroslava Petsa @myroslavapetsa Follow In #Amvrosiyivka #Russia's soldiers without insignia spotted, 250 armored vehicles built up for a possible attack on #Mariupol, #Novoazovsk 4:56 AM - 24 Aug 2014
Well, if I’m not mistaking, the last “Russian” convoy has turned to be Ukrainian.
16.08.2014 War in Ukraine.The defeat of Ukrainian troops in Stepanovka part 2
Russkie convoys crossing from Russia into Ukraine are not "Ukrainian" convoys, Russkie propagandist, which have been confirmed by NATO, and even witnessed by western and even Russian journalists. And your video is worthless. Do you think we speak Russian and can translate it?
~Russkie convoys crossing from Russia into Ukraine are not “Ukrainian” convoys, Russkie propagandist, which have been confirmed by NATO, and even witnessed by western and even Russian journalists. And your video is worthless. Do you think we speak Russian and can translate it?~
A picture worth a thousand words. BTW, you can clearly see where the rebels are getting their so-called “Russian” equipment.
I guess we are supposed to believe these tanks have all been built recently by the rebels! lol
A bunch of wrecks being commented on by what looks like Russkies? How does that prove that Russia isn't sending convoys over and that everybody is lying about seeing Russia do just that?
BTW, you can clearly see where the rebels are getting their so-called Russian equipment.
At this point I considered posting a photo of a Russian BTR with the logo of the Russian airborne on it, but I figured you'd just say "the Ukrainians painted it."
Yes, latest in Russian separatist innovation. They run exclusively on vodka, just like their drivers.
~At this point I considered posting a photo of a Russian BTR with the logo of the Russian airborne on it, but I figured you’d just say “the Ukrainians painted it.”~
In fact I haven’t said a thing back when, but it is actually a Soviet VDV logo. Modern Ukraine is using it as well. By the way, there is a HUMVEE in this wrecked column. None are in Russian inventory.
And BTRs aren’t used with VDV as well. You can’t airdrop it.
If the Crimea is not a part of a discussion I sincerely believe there is no direct involvement by Russian government. True, they might be overlooking the border and not doing much to stop some freaks who are getting into Ukraine but nothing more than that.
Who knew the Russians are incapable, with 25,000 troops on that border, to keep the Ukrainians from crossing into Russia and reentering Ukraine at will? LOL
I just want this war to end, one way or the other, so that our Kremlin shills shut up for a while.
It is not necessarily done by the government. But government might be involved too.
Frankly, the Kremlin's ability to pull the wool over some people's eyes by splitting hairs between active and passive involvement is astounding. Then again, those people aren't very smart to begin with . . . .
You are still ignoring locals involved.
Chances are they are Russian soldiers pretending to be separatists.
Zero evidence so far.
It doesn't. And it's comments such as yours that lead to the inevitable Kremlin tool vs. useful idiot comments. So, right now, are you being a tool, or an idiot?
~So, right now, are you being a tool, or an idiot? ~
Your screen name speaks for yourself. The answer is none. In fact neither Ukraine nor Russia are alien to me. I don’t think that things in the East of Ukraine are justified to the very end but I’m surely see a bigger picture than you there.
You may have forgotten that last week, you were arguing that the existing (at the time) Status of Forces Agreement permitted Russian troops to operate in Crimea. Sadly for you, I went and read it. Then I tried to determine where you received your false information, and learned that it was one of the arguments made by the Russian Ambassador to the U.N.
So my money is on "tool."
Where had I changed a subject, rude? And what exactly is false in my information? Russian naval personnel had right to be there for sure. I’m not sure if it was legal to participate in seizure of bases from their fellow Ukrainian airmen and sailors, but their presence on the peninsula was legal for sure.
Your comment #16. The subject was Russia's involvement.
Russian naval personnel had right to be there for sure.
This is where you become obtuse. Russian soldiers had the right to be on their bases (and probably had the right to be on liberty outside of them), but they most assuredly did not have the right to be armed, agitating the locals, and seizing random buildings.
Comment #16 is not a change of subject as far you are portraying Ukrainian conflict as a pure NSW between Ukraine and Russia.
A presence of insurgency is what makes you wrong on that.
And as for me being obtuse you were drawing parallels between East Ukraine and Crimea when I said there weren’t any evidence of Russian military presence in the East. Your arguments were that Russian presence were denied as well in Crimea at the time too.
I don’t think that your argument is legit and I’m obtuse for a reason that unlike Crimea, East of Ukraine has no legal Russian presence at all. It is simply silly to deny an obvious presence of marines in Crimea where you could see men wearing their uniform missing only insignias and riding in their specific vehicles. And it is as stupid to cluesly claim Russian presence in Donetsk, when most of the fighters are older bearded guys, wearing unmatched surplus camo, armed with different non-standard weapons, including Mosin and SKS phased six decades ago, using Ukrainian army heavy equipment and so on.
May we have your comments on the new Russian GRU unit for liquidation of foreign political leaders?
You appear to be arguing that there won't be Russian involvement until Russian troops cross the border singing "Kalinka." Seriously, how finely can you split that hair?
And I will remind you that the shills were arguing "there were no Russians forces operating in Crimea" as long as the Kremlin denied it. Once the Kremlin admitted that they were, they switched to arguing, "well, wasn't it obvious?"
The only question remaining is, will they do the same here?
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And Obama says nothing, goes back to playing golf!
You're stupid Russkie. How do non-government entities get massive amounts of military weapons and armor and pass them through Russian controlled border checkpoints?
From the AP, as mentioned on the Interpreter:
AP reporters say convoys of military weaponry and supplies have been coming from the direction of Russia into rebel-held Ukraine. Rebel fighters also described how Russian border guards did nothing to stop them.
Even the separatists admit they are getting aid and soldiers from Russia. They even said a week or so ago that they had received 1,200 soldiers fresh from Russia:
"Pro-Russian separatists announced 1,200 troops and 150 vehicles including tanks trained in Russia will join their increasingly desperate fight against the Ukrainian military. Separatist leader Alexander Zakharchenko, who made the announcement in a video, did not specify the origins of the troops or weapons."
I know Russia is economically somewhere on the level of Africa, but I don't think I can believe that they are such a lawless country that random citizens of Russia are able to conduct military training, get ahold of "150 armored vehicles," and then march them through Russia and into Ukraine, without the government having something to do with it.
You're denials are simply idiotic and slavish.
It is something this time, it is better than fake documents published by SBU earlier, but I still don’t believe a thing from both sides here.
If it’s true I don’t think it is too smart to annex parts of Ukraine. It was looted and underdeveloped for decades and would took hundreds of billion dollars to bring up to standard. Not to mention crowds of unreformed commies residing there who somehow managed to maintain their aggressive entitlement mentality for all these years.
~I know Russia is economically somewhere on the level of Africa, but I don’t think I can believe that they are such a lawless country that random citizens of Russia are able to conduct military training, get ahold of “150 armored vehicles,” and then march them through Russia and into Ukraine, without the government having something to do with it.~
Yep, true, Africa and one of top global economies so far.
And by the way from a video in my post you can see rebels have got a dozen pieces of heavy equipment from the Ukrainian military. In just one isolated incident.
Russia's nominal GDP per capita: 14,818 in USD.
Compared to the United States: 53,101.
Like the Soviet Union, the only thing keeping Russia afloat is oil prices. Hence why any Russian with brains is fleeing the country.
And by the way from a video in my post
Your video was and is still worthless, just like your posts in general.
You're a liar Russkie, you believe everything Putin tells you to believe, and have been caught vomiting up propaganda straight from your lying Russian sources while simultaneously admitting you knew nothing about the subject. You even go so far as to paint lying Russkies as possible Ukrainian agents who have snuck into the noble ranks of the DNR.
Shut up Russkie with your whole "I don't believe both sides".
~Russia’s nominal GDP per capita: 14,818 in USD.
Compared to the United States: 53,101.
Like the Soviet Union, the only thing keeping Russia afloat is oil prices. Hence why any Russian with brains is fleeing the country.~
Compare the total national GDP to Saudi Arabia, which has similar oil output to prove you wrong.
Also 15,000 PPP per capita is that makes a country into a first world. It is between 15 and 20,000 for Russia.
Not to mention it is mostly drugged down by a few depressive provinces: stans and a some commie-infested ‘red states’ bordering Ukraine. If not for them a GDP per capita would be around $30,000 on par with Finland, Israel and South Korea.
And if we are talking about West Siberia it is clearly ahead of US average.
Saudi Arabia: 24,847 per capita. Even they're a little better off. We're not worried about the total since we want to know what the average income of a Russian is. As in Saudi Arabia, much of that "total national GDP" is being accumulated by a small number of people, namely the Kleptocrats connected with the regime. Aside from a city like Moscow, most Russians live in tremendous poverty in comparison to western nations.
"The report presents some startling findings concerning Russia. The gulf between Russias haves and have nots is ever widening. Despite increases in Russian household wealth from an annual $1,650 in 2000 to $11,900 today, a mere 110 billionaires own 35 percent of Russias $1.2 trillion in household wealth. According to the report, 93.7 percent of the population owns $10,000 or less, and dispelling the notion of a monetary middle class, a paltry 5.6 percent own between $10,000 and $100,000. Poverty fell over the last decade, but inequality rose. Russia has the highest level of wealth inequality in the world, apart from small Caribbean nations with resident billionaires, the report concludes. The reports authors seem surprised by this wealth concentration. Perhaps its because they ascribe to the ideological notion that Russias transition from communism to capitalism should have produced a vibrant middle class. At the time of transition there were hopes that Russia would convert to a high skilled, high income economy with strong social protection programs inherited from Soviet Union days. This is almost a parody of what happened in practice, the reports states with its own parody of a tired tenet of liberal teleology."
This isn't much better than Mexico and Brazil, who have GDPs per capita of 9,000 to 11,000 respectively.
~Saudi Arabia: 24,847 per capita. Even they’re a little better off. We’re not worried about the total since we want to know what the average income of a Russian is. As in Saudi Arabia, much of that “total national GDP” is being accumulated by a small number of people, namely the Kleptocrats connected with the regime. Aside from a city like Moscow, most Russians live in tremendous poverty in comparison to western nations.~
I haven’t posted it to show that average Russian is better off than a Saudi.
It was about to call your petrocracy bullcrap.
Compare a population of Saudi Arabia and Russia now and you’ll see that oil it not a single driver for the latter.
~According to the report, 93.7 percent of the population owns $10,000 or less, and dispelling the notion of a monetary middle class, a paltry 5.6 percent own between $10,000 and $100,000. ~
LOL. That is why a barely decent property in my city starts at $200,000 and you won’t find even a crack house under $70,000.
In Moscow you’ll need around $300,000 to start at ghetto.
Kleptocracy, you illiterate Russkie. I did not say petrocracy. My word means rule by thieves.
That is why a barely decent property in my city
Who cares about your city? We are talking about the average in Russia, which isn't limited to Moscow and whatever gutter you were spawned from.
My city is just slightly above average nationwide in home prices. And the majority of Russians are living in cities.
Russia is a third world country:
Russian export in 2013 was $526.4 billion
Top ten breakdown:
Mineral fuels including oil: $304,559,452,000 (57.9% of total exports)
Iron and steel: $20,050,729,000 (3.8%)
Pearls, gems, precious metals and coins: $14,367,047,000 (2.7%)
Fertilizers: $9,119,157,000 (1.7%)
Machinery: $8,815,393,000 (1.7%)
Wood: $7,324,251,000 (1.4%)
Aluminum: $7,181,742,000 (1.4%)
Inorganic chemicals: $5,009,209,000 (1%)
Copper: $4,962,945,000 (0.9%)
Electronic equipment: $4,914,638,000 (0.9%)
This is a typical third world export mix heavily dependent on raw materials.
Compare this to South Korea with a total export of $559.6 billion in 2013 (i.e. larger than Russia)
Top ten breakdown:
Electronic equipment: $135,502,617,000 (24.2% of total exports)
Vehicles excluding trains and streetcars: $72,783,929,000 (13%)
Machinery: $59,327,144,000 (10.6%)
Mineral fuels including oil: $54,093,985,000 (9.7%)
Optical, technical and medical apparatus: $35,946,520,000 (6.4%)
Ships, boats and other floating structures: $35,845,842,000 (6.4%)
Plastics: $31,179,306,000 (5.6%)
Organic chemicals: $24,855,250,000 (4.4%)
Iron and steel: $22,275,412,000 (4%)
Iron or steel products: $11,181,093,000 (2%)
figures from 2012 : http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3137205/posts?page=67#67
What will happen when the price of oil shrinks to, say, 80?
Are you a neo-mercantilist or what? Don’t you think there is an economy beyond exports exist? Considering a trade deficit with China, how would you rate US economy following your beliefs?
Obviously Russia has advantages in exporting raw materials, not manufactured goods.
And yep the share of manufacturing in total economy is not much differs from the United States.
“And yep the share of manufacturing in total economy is not much differs from the United States.”
No, It is easy to check the facts:
In 2013 exports from the United States amounted to US$1.579 trillion
United States Top 10 Exports
1. Machinery: $213,108,199,000 (13.5% of total exports)
2. Electronic equipment: $165,604,449,000 (10.5%)
3. Mineral fuels including oil: $148,426,743,000 (9.4%)
4. Vehicles excluding trains and streetcars: $133,640,479,000 (8.5%)
5. Aircraft and spacecraft: $115,380,944,000 (7.3%)
6. Optical, technical and medical apparatus: $84,281,276,000 (5.3%)
7. Pearls, precious stones, precious metals and coins: $72,830,232,000 (4.6%)
8. Plastics: $60,836,970,000 (3.9%)
9. Organic chemicals: $46,510,903,000 (2.9%)
10. Pharmaceutical products: $39,742,717,000 (2.5%)
Apples and Oranges. I’m talking about economy in general. If something is not exported it doesn’t mean it is not exist at all.
Please send a link to a site or an article that describes the type of statistics that you are referring to. A site in Russian is OK.
try CIA factbook to start with.
Thanks for the link http://voprosik.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/12.png that shows the growth of the economy since 1999 to 2011.
You should at the same time look on the oil price during that period. Check my “about page”. Every time when the oil price is low Russia is reforming and when it is high Russia is wasting its money. Next year it looks as if the oil price will go down well below 100, and this will have consequences. As Putin is slashing the pensions and the health budget for the military it will be domestic problems.
I feel sorry for the ordinary Russians.