The Invasion So Far: Visual Summary Of Russian Forces And Movements

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Moments ago Interfax reported that two Russian anti-submarine warships have appeared off the coast of Ukraine's Crimea region, violating an agreement on Moscow's lease of a naval base, according to a Ukrainian military source as saying. Then again what else would a Ukrainian military source say. The source added that the two vessels, part of Russia's Baltic Fleet, had been sighted in a bay at Sevastopol, where Moscow's Black Sea Fleet has a base.

So imagine two extra anti-sub ships off Sevastopol in the map below which until this latest update from Contemporary Issues and Geography, was keeping an accurate running update of all the most recent developments in the staggered Russian invasion of the Ukraine.

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Sat, 03/01/2014 - 16:52 | 4494407 flacon
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What does the USA get out this?

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 16:54 | 4494418 semperfidelis
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Ukraine asks for protection of NATO

http://www.pravda.com.ua/news/2014/03/1/7016885/

Don`t forget this:

1997 Charter on a Distinctive Partnership
between the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and Ukraine:
14. NATO Allies will continue to support Ukrainian sovereignty and independence, territorial integrity, democratic development, economic prosperity and its status as a non-nuclear weapon state, and the principle of inviolability of frontiers, as key factors of stability and security in Central and Eastern Europe and in the continent as a whole.
15. NATO and Ukraine will develop a crisis consultative mechanism to consult together whenever Ukraine perceives a direct threat to its territorial integrity, political independence, or security.
16. NATO welcomes and supports the fact that Ukraine received security assurances from all five nuclear-weapon states parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) as a non-nuclear weapon state party to the NPT, and recalls the commitments undertaken by the United States and the United Kingdom, together with Russia, and by France unilaterally, which took the historic decision in Budapest in 1994 to provide Ukraine with security assurances as a non-nuclear weapon state party to the NPT.

Poland will ask for it, Baltic states will ask for it, Romania and Hungary will ask for it.

Invasion of Ukraine=Poland 1939 or WW3.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 16:57 | 4494432 Buckaroo Banzai
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Lots of weasel words in there. Basically says that NATO will be happy to hold hands and sing kumbaya for Ukraine. Odds of NATO getting involved militarily asymptotically approach zero. Besides, Obama is to busy destroying the USA from within to waste time on Ukraine.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 17:03 | 4494442 semperfidelis
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That would deal an unfix-able blow to NATO and US standing on the world stage. It will not happen. You will have WW3 first.

The Budapest memorandum is fundamental. If security assurances are nullified Iran will never give up nuclear weapons. Putin`s invasion bluff was called by the Kiev authorities (most likely under direct US recommendation). I say Russia will fold. If they don`t, WW3.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 17:04 | 4494472 IridiumRebel
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Russia will not fold. They seem all in now. Add a Chinese block via the UN Security Council and we got problems.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 17:08 | 4494485 mjcOH1
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"1997 Charter on a Distinctive Partnership
between the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and Ukraine:
14. NATO Allies will continue to support Ukrainian sovereignty and independence, territorial integrity, democratic development, economic prosperity and its status as a non-nuclear weapon state, and the principle of inviolability of frontiers, as key factors of stability and security in Central and Eastern Europe and in the continent as a whole."

 

It wasn't lies.  That's just pillow talk, baby.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 17:21 | 4494550 Ignatius
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Crimea river.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 17:43 | 4494643 The Shootist
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They go all in with superior firepower, like in Georgia. Which surprised me when their allies didn't help.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 22:50 | 4495496 ebworthen
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On their way to Odessa, at the least.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 23:56 | 4495795 PR Guy
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Putin is really screwing up Yulia Tymoshenko's attempts to be queen of all Ukraine. But then, Putine doesn't like queens very much does he?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRYHzwkx1EE&feature=c4-overview&list=UU-Y8tHCwNCHYzGL8iw5IOXA

 

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 00:47 | 4495993 Squid-puppets a...
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@semper

The US will sit back and suck it up. If they had the balls and the insanity to act on ukraine, they woulda acted on syria

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 01:59 | 4496129 Element
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Even Turkey's close to internal political implosion.

Relying on distant powerful allies to intervene has always been high-risk, but against a nuclear aggressor - forget it.

And Nuclear-Umbrellas don't work because the umbrella holder is gonna quickly realize it does not actually want to be involved in a nuclear war thanks.

"Look, we like you guys, we like you a lot in fact, but after careful consideration we regret to inform you that we're withdrawing the commitment to supply a nuclear-umbrella. All the best and yada-yada-yada ..."

In other words, we offered you the umbrella assurances to make sure you would not be building your own nuclear deterrence, so that we could manipulate you, and you fell for it, and we apologise profusely that this has resulted in your being a disposable minor front-line pawn of our geopolitical gamesmanship, and that your national strategic defense was unfortunately completely non-existent and backed by a load of old bollocks.

Try not to be so gullible and .. err ... better luck in the next life.

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 02:07 | 4496149 fonestar
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Okay.. okay.. enough of all this Ukraine, Putin, WW3 stuff.  The real virtual men here want to talk about Bitcoin.

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 03:24 | 4496258 Element
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Yeah, what about that!? lol

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 07:09 | 4496467 GetZeeGold
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How was I to know....she was with the Russians too?

 

Send lawyers, guns, and money....dad get me out of this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPlMmwOq7U8

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 09:55 | 4496673 Keyser
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@semper = member of the jarhead clan... Shriekers that proclaim that the sky will fall if the US doesn't maintain providence over how every man, woman and child on the planet wipes their collective asses... Time for a bit of de-programming @semper... 

 

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 10:06 | 4496696 ConManipulation
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I was singing that all Friday night & day!

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 07:36 | 4496487 DFCtomm
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Well, at least you seem to be keeping your sense of humor during the collapse of your entire financial plan.

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 11:58 | 4497157 fonestar
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When did Bitcoin "collapse" dipshit?

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 15:25 | 4498028 DFCtomm
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So there are no problems in candyland then?

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 08:45 | 4496553 giggler321
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Well there's a few angry nerds who lost out to Mt.Gox you could talk to if you like but here on ZH it's war babie and not with your 1's and 0's today. X

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 09:16 | 4496599 whatthecurtains
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lol... 

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 10:18 | 4496722 TMLutas
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Let's list the countries in the neighborhood that have enough scientific and technical oomph to run a successful nuclear program who have to be wondering whether they've been gullible too. My list includes the following

Poland, 
Romania,
Serbia,
Turkey. 

Non-neighbors would include

Japan,
South Korea, 
Saudi Arabia,

All of these countries will continue to say they rely on defense assurances from the US and EU. All of them, right now, are either dusting off or strengthening their national 'Plan B' defense strategies. This is not a good world. 

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 09:04 | 4496579 buttmint
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...just had a sicko thought: why not enlist and send over to Ukraine all ther spineless fucks know as TSA? Those fucktards would turn in their badges.Yes, their stinkin' badges.' Tin sheriff no dick pricks that are true sociopaths. TSA at the front lines of Democracy on the outskirts of Kiev---it brings a tear to one's eye!

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 00:47 | 4495994 Squid-puppets a...
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@semper

The US will sit back and suck it up. If they had the balls and the insanity to act on ukraine, they woulda acted on syria

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 02:16 | 4496166 Handful of Dust
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I can't blame the Russkies; after all, the Ukrainian women are by far the hottest and most beautiful women in all of Europe. They are a treasure definitely worth protection.

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 08:55 | 4496567 GetZeeGold
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they woulda acted on syria

 

Which side are we on again?

The dictator or the terrorists?

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 09:46 | 4496659 Hephaestus
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Nobody knows after McCain and Kerry openly declared for al qaeda in the Syrian conflict. This marine expressed his displeasure directly to McCain.

http://youtu.be/ruwqpNr6WHQ

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 10:00 | 4496685 Keyser
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We have seen the enemy and he is us. Never in history has this statement been more true. Our leaders are obviously working in concert with factions on all sides of a geo-political crisis. The Ukraine is a prime example. The uprising was instigated and funded by Soros, a known minion of the Rothschilds... 

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 10:04 | 4496694 Eisenhorn
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This is still about Syria IMO.   Syria BY ITSELF wasn't enough to make the Russians fold.  Now they have to deal with Ukraine.  Watch for Syria to RE-IGNITE.

This is about spreading the Russians thin so that they cannot keep Assad in power.  Kuwaiti Nat Gas to Europe via Syria. 

Unless of course you believe that it is just a coincidence that two of the most critical Russian proxy states (Syria and Ukraine) just happen to have uprisings within a year of each other.....

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 15:24 | 4498019 DFCtomm
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What's causing the turmoil in other nations that aren't associated with Russia?

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 03:25 | 4496262 Alpha Dog Food
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Predictions of 'false flag' events in Ukraine.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rq5uOe7kzkI

 

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 07:44 | 4496491 DFCtomm
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WTF? Why would you need a false flag, when you have real fucking flags. I figure Ukraine is going to start shooting. That's what I would do. Make this a hot war for Russia, instead of a peaceful slow motion occupation. It's a lot harder for the world to look away when the lead is flying.

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 12:25 | 4497269 FilthyPhil37
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Ukraine would be Georgia'd in a matter or weeks if it starts shooting. Think German-led EU will come to protect a non-member against their gas supplier? Think jaded American Empire come to rescue slavs from slavs?

 

fuck off moron

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 15:20 | 4498004 DFCtomm
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They aren't being Georgia'd now? Yes I think the U.S. might come to their rescue under the right circumstances. Ukraine just has to be smart enough to create those circumstances. I'd actually focus on the U.K. if I were them. The "treaty" is probably binding against them, and then the U.S. will probably be pulled in.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 22:52 | 4495504 aminorex
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Time for decent people everywhere in the world to start killing Russians.

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 00:03 | 4495823 PR Guy
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I'm sure the US Navy Seals are sniffing around somewhere......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DZP3fYurqU&list=UU-Y8tHCwNCHYzGL8iw5IOXA&feature=c4-overview

 

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 00:15 | 4495872 Jack Burton
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Seals. Aren't they in Afghanistan finishing up America's total victory in the war on Taliban.

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 00:19 | 4495894 sushi
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They are busy pivoting to Aisa in preparation for total victory on some half submerged rock that everybody seems to own.

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 00:35 | 4495937 Real Estate Geek
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After this debacle, I'm thinking that China owns those rocks.

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 01:22 | 4496079 Element
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"Seals. Aren't they in Afghanistan finishing up America's total victory in the war on Taliban."

Speaking of which, aren't western forces still reliant on Russian airspace access to get their remaining shit out of Afghanistan?

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 01:54 | 4496124 BraveSirRobin
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No, the Pakistanis are helping us leave. It's in their interests to do so. 

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 02:00 | 4496134 Element
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cheers

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 00:37 | 4495949 TungstenBars
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I don't think you want to be threatening people that might come find you. 

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 01:16 | 4496066 Hephaestus
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The Seals and the other SF teams are the good guys. Who do think will be training the citizens if the SHTF. What ever happens they will always come to America's aid.

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 02:03 | 4496138 Overfed
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Yeah, right. The SEALs are the CIA's wetwork kill squad. They're gonna be (if they aren't  already) training the DHS/FBI/BATF/ICE brownshirts.

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 03:50 | 4496299 mumcard
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They're attack dogs, they're not sheep dogs.

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 09:44 | 4496656 DaddyO
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Dead Wrong, Benghazi woke up all the SF guys...I know several who woke up to the horror of their real expendability almost overnight.

DaddyO

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 10:03 | 4496690 Keyser
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Well duh... They are the sharp end of the stick and have always been expendable. It's the nature of the beast. 

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