Skip to comments.Video Shows Column of Russian Vehicles, Manned By Chechen Fighters, On Ukraine's Border
Posted on 08/26/2014 2:01:36 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans
Video Shows Column of Russian Vehicles, Manned By Chechen Fighters, On Ukraine's Border
In the video below, an enormous column of Russian military vehicles is seen in an unidentified location. The dialogue suggests that they are waiting to enter Ukraine. We have not yet been able to geolocate the video, but we note that there is a column of smoke visible at around 24 seconds in.
The men speaking in the video identify themselves as Chechens.
Amongst the vast quantities of military hardware seen are T-90 tanks, MT-LB armoured personnel carriers and 2S19 Msta self-propelled artillery.
The men are speaking in Chechen, however the uploader has provided a Russian translation in the closed captions of the video. We were able to confirm that the Chechen-language content of the video matches the Russian sub-titles, and that no location is mentioned within the video.
Here is a translation of the Russian closed captions:
[Cameraman]:These guys are going to go on the attack to bring out those who have been left inside.
This whole host is going in to bring out all the dead and wounded.
You can't see the beginning and you can't see the end [of the column]. Yes, invisible.
We're ready to go in.
Everything is in the hands of the Almighty. We will try to return home. And if we do not return forgive us. We are full of courage to go forward.
These are Chechen lads here too.
These tankers are Chechens.
[Tank crewman]: The war is underway, we'll make the Ukrainians *** [removed expletive for FR] themselves.
And all these guys are ready to cross the Terek.
And we will rip apart those fascists.
Protect us Almighty from all evil.
Wait a minute, Chechens? With Russian hardware?
Is this another ‘the enemy of my enemy is my friend’ proxy war?
Russia has been sending Chechen fighters into Ukraine for months. Hundreds of their corpses have been returned to Russia during that period.
"The Kadyrovs were once rebels themselves. Then they switched sides. Since Akhmat's death, the Kremlin has relied on Ramzan and his armed militia to put down the insurgency and to rebuild Chechnya.
There are sushi bars, beauty parlours, skyscrapers, even a "karaoke comedy club". Billions of dollars of aid from Moscow have funded the facelift and helped the Chechen capital rise from the rubble.
While rebuilding Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov is promoting what he calls "traditional Islam": it is making Chechnya feel less and less part of Russia.
Alcohol is no longer freely available in the shops; there are segregated sports facilities for men and women; at the computer store, you can buy an iPad and pick up a free copy of the Koran; painted on the ceiling of my Grozny hotel room is an arrow pointing towards Mecca.
"I'm terrified. I think 10 years from now, we'll have raised a whole generation of religious extremists
Anonymous Chechen woman
Under Mr Kadyrov, there is also a stricter Islamic dress code. I meet one woman who tells me that she had been threatened for not wearing a headscarf in public.
She is deeply concerned by the policy of Islamisation. Fearing reprisals, the woman asks to remain anonymous."
The Russians not only use Chechens to invade other countries, but they even use them as expendable hit-squads to kill people within the country.
KGB Putin also sent jihadist Chechen “peacekeepers” to Lebanon in 2006 to protect Hizballah from Israel.
The long line of armor is equally chilling...Ukr Army had better brace for impact!
The Russians have a history of sending their Chechens to slaughter Christians, but don’t remind our “Putin is the Savior of Christianity”-type FReepers. They run away, and we prefer that they stay so that we can make fun of them.
Some hardware traded for more dirt napping muzzys? Win/win if they got paid for the hardware.
I am sure it will be an “accident” or something
Ukraine has no T-90’s
Kind of hard to pretend that it was captured by “rebels”
Oops. They took a wrong turn at the Grozny Cutoff.
Which is why Russians should never be trusted.
This could also be a Russian misinformation campaign
An accident they meant to take Jihad Hwy to kill infidels, but Ukrainian infidels will do and Ayatollah Putin is paying.
Saying right now Putin also wants a southeast Ukraine land bridge to Crimea.
I can’t find the video, is it on youtube?
It is indeed in the link, but it is a Live thread, so you would need to scroll down until you spot the relevant story (for future reference to Interpreter live threads).
Chechen Muzzies, of course, are well known for their forgive and forget attitudes. There is no way they would ever take these tanks that they were given and trained on, and turn them on Mother Russia just because of a little genocidal mayhem a while back. No. Genocidal mayhem is what Muzzies do best, and they appreciate Putin’s craftsmanship in their favorite hobby.
Russia has laws giving special protection to “historically Russian” religions — Islam among them.
“This could also be a Russian misinformation campaign”
It was reported 3 weeks ago that “Babay”, (rebel leader Alexander Mozhaev), had returned home, and was recruiting a unit of Cossacks, Chechens, and other Caucasians to fight for the DPR.
Might be that bunch.
The rebel leaders that had been in constant combat since Slovyansk began were given a break, it seems.