After Annexing Crimea, Russian Troops Are Piling Up By The East Ukraine Border

Tyler Durden's picture

Despite the relentless protests of Kiev, and of course the G7 group of world's most indebted nations, in the past two weeks Vladimir Putin once again succeeded in outplaying the west and annexed the Crimea peninsula without firing a single shot (granted there is still potential for material situational deterioration, one which would involve military participation by NATO whose outcome is not exactly clear). The market has "priced in" as much, with prevailing consensus now dictating that Russia will preserve its foothold in the Crimea however without additional attempts for annexation: certainly Poland is hoping and praying as much.

However, as the following photos taken on the Russian side of East Ukraine, next to Belgorod, the Russian airborne troops ("VDV") are now piling up, only not in Crimea, which needs no further Russian military presence, but ostensibly to prepare for the next part of the annexation: that of Russian-speaking east Ukraine.

On the clip and pictures below, one can see Russian troops on the move near the border with Ukraine in the Belgorod Oblast, about 20 kilometers from the border with Ukraine near Kharkiv:

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The indicative location:


Meanwhile, on the birder with Crimea, Ukrainian troops are digging in and mining fields in anticipation of Russians rolling out of the Penninsula:

H/T @raymond_saint,, mkoinov

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StacksOnStacks's picture




The Alarmist's picture

Probably just there for the women.

Headbanger's picture

Women!??  Then go to the Czech Republic for hot women!  (No offense to hot Ukrainian women)

Oh I gotta get me one of those cool Russian armed APC!     What is that??

ZerOhead's picture

So if I understand this correctly the Russian troops are largely in Russia on the Eastern Ukraine border.

Meanwhile the United States has 700+ international military bases including 75,000 stationed in the global hotspot known as Germany...

McMolotov's picture

Yeah, but we're teh World Police™.

cougar_w's picture

"there is still potential for material situational deterioration"

Yes! Snarky Tyler is back!

TahoeBilly2012's picture

Paul Craig Roberts with Greg Hunter on Ukraine latest. For all naysayers listen to Robert's "The Neocons are married to other Neocons (Victoria Nudelman and Kagan etc.) and they clearly stated what the want, total world hedgemony under US control". Roberts stops short of explaining that these Neocons are Jews, but he has started that line of thought lately. I suspect very soon PCR will take the gloves and say "Look the jews want a new world order run our of Israel.." we are edging towards the reality.


ZerOhead's picture

< whistleblower

< scumbag traitor

Hey... did you all catch Senator Not-so-Feinstein's speech against the CIA surveillance of the Senate Intelligence Comittee yesterday?

So does revealing this secret information make her a patriotic 'whistleblower' or a scumbag 'traitor' like she believes Snowden to be..

fonestar's picture

Vlad the debt impaler is cutting your GAYTO troops off at the pass.  Nowhere for debt to expand?  Implosion of USD and Euro.

How do you fake libertarians like your cotton rectangles now?

Chupacabra-322's picture

"I must break you."

-Vladimir Putin.

Manthong's picture

Aw, heck.. nothing there that a few Obamadrones can’t take care of.

Hey, what kind of service medal do you get for valorous drone piloting?

And what do they call it?  The Courageous Keyboard? The Fearless Joystick?

Independent's picture

Forget the Drones Manthong, GI Joe is expected to fight IVAN since there are many Jew oligarchs in Ukraine that need protection of their financial empires, since Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, one of the leading Rabbis of Israel called Gentiles "Goyim (gentiles, non-Jews) were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no place in the world – only to serve the People of Israel," he said, according to the Jerusalem Post. "Why are gentiles needed? They will work, they will plow, they will reap. We will sit like an effendi and eat. That is why gentiles were created." An "effendi" is a lord, or a master, in Arabic.

You see you are the slave that is supposed to die for the dual citizens, not your family, their loss if you die or are maimed and left without limbs does not matter as long as you serve your Master.

article about the Rabbis quote on csmonitor

articles on who runs the Ukraine show and why we are there


TahoeBilly2012's picture

Different Truths For Different People


1. Knockoff Ukraine for peace and freedom against an evil Russia PASS

2. We must take control of West Ukraine wheatfields and gaslines, its isn't much, but it will keep the dollar going and keep us in control of Europe. We will let Putin well know that we won't go nuclear and he can take Kiev and split the Cpuntry if that's how it works out, back to the golf course. OKAY STOP! You are putting the entire world under duress of nuclear war for some wheatfields and a little "grey area" in East Europe?? BULLSHIT!!

3. Something else, something MUCH BIGGER...the downfall of Putin the Christian, well needed to continue the grind towards well...something REALLY BIG, TOTAL WORLD DOMINION. This is only scenario that makes any sense at all, sorry to say, need a "Color Revolution" in Russia because they never had a PLAN FUCKING B to the New World Order.

Anyone else want to explain a few more options a few more ways? Bring it bitchez.

The Alarmist's picture

Time to recycle an old Cold War joke ... If Russia attacks NATO in the rear, do you think Greece will help?


Jack Napier's picture

So the West throws a coup in Ukraine, Putin expands his empire, and Ukraine's gold flies out of Kiev to the US. Putin is quite the opportunist, unless they're working together. He knows the West is powerless. He could crush our paper economy in a heartbeat thanks to the ledge we've walked ourselves onto. This is only the beginning.

The Alarmist's picture

Yeah, but like we have the Dollar and it is backed by a military that is better funded than the next 20 national militaries' funding combined, and with that we can seriously screw with any country's ability to screw with our economy ... right?

Sounds like a classic Hobbesian "War of everyone against Everyone."


TheReplacement's picture

It would be fine if the people of Russia revolted and overthrew Putin to install a real representative government that was run by the rule of law.  I'm certain they feel the same way about the US.  Just where would that leave the NWO?

PS:  We (the US) don't control Europe.  The banks do.  The same banks control us.  That means we don't control anything.  This should change.

The Alarmist's picture

It would be nice if the rule of law was restored in a number of places that claim to cherish it.

Anusocracy's picture

The problem is that we have the rule of law.

The two million plus laws in the US has made it a totally fucked-up place, not their absence.

bh2's picture

"The more the laws the more corrupt the nation" -- Tacitus

Quentin Daniels's picture

The problem is not that we have the rule of law, it's the laws themselves and the corruption of the process by which they are made.  As you say, there are far too many laws, but worse, most of them are bought and paid for by vested interests.  The system as it was intended to work expected that our representitives would actually represent us, and would negotiate with one and other in good faith (when did that last happen in congress?) to pass those laws that are necessary for socity to function in a way that balances everyones rights and responsibilities.

The system based on the rule of law, as described on paper (the constitution) is fine.  It's just that we don't currently have that system.


Jreb's picture

I would ammend this to say that the problem with the west in general is that the rule of law and what it is has either been forgotten or so severely perverted that noone really understands what it was originally intended to be.

We no longer have rule of law or a system of justice but rather a "legal system" which is not law as our forefathers understood but rather regulatory in nature and abusive of the very individuals that 'the law" was originally intended to protect.

Freedom has been hijacked by a team of laweyers and bankers masquerading as politicians. It is a problem that can likely only be fixed with lengths of rope and pitch forks.

Sadly - I suspect I am by and large alone on this one. And since one man does not a revolution make I am content to sit and watch the whole mess fester, rot and eventually burn. Indeed - every nation get's the government/system it deserves. We in the west are not exceptional.


Volkodav's picture

"The Law" Bastiat  

there is quote "law becomes legalized plunder" or like that..

One of greatest books ever written and is not expensive...

matrix2012's picture




One of my favorite quotes, look at how correctly the vision illustrates the USSA and the NATO / EU nations in general...


"When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." - Frédéric Bastiat, Fench political economist, statesman, and author (1801-1850)


Another quote by him: . .

"When misguided public opinion honors what is despicable and despises what is honorable, punishes virtue and rewards vice, encourages what is harmful and discourages what is useful, applauds falsehood and smothers truth under indifference or insult, a nation turns its back on progress and can be restored only by the terrible lessons of catastrophe."

Jreb's picture

I keep a copy on the living room coffee table. One of the best books on the topic ever written.

ebworthen's picture


A reverse Blitzkrieg.

Roll the tanks Vlad!  Roll the tanks!

ExpendableOne's picture

I don't think the little drones will do well over an army with AA support.  

Chupacabra-322's picture

"I must break you."

-Vladimir Putin.

Fukushima Sam's picture

I like Putin almost as much as I like Hillary.

Who has forgotten the creepy way he lifted up that boy's shirt and kissed his belly?

layman_please's picture

and bbc is covering this because...?

Independent's picture

Well at least he didnt kiss the child's ass like some clergy here in the USA

Its an affectionate thing parents and relatives do to kids

Perhaps you are reading in more than you should, if it had been done with only Putin and the kid in a room yeah ok you have something there, but this is in public in front of cameras

Sam the story is from 2006, do you keep a dossier of little kids photos and stories?  Cause you what....get kicks out of it?  You are the sick one Sammy go get some therapy

Cap Matifou's picture

Who has sumting to loose with parting Crimea:

Exxon to put offshore exploration in the Black Sea on hold

caShOnlY's picture

lets see bonestar:

dollar implodes, internet kill switch enabled, bitcoins cut off as NSA seals up all the doors and POTUS enacts PO that states "only USG issued digi-currency is valid.  My gold and silver are safe and sound. Good luck with your "digital mining".


Antifaschistische's picture

I'm thinking.....if you had the right weaponry, and there was a nice long slow train moving by with a few hundred tanks on it.   You could destroy every single tank from a fixed position and watch the "virtual road to baghdad" replay.   The great thing is the train just keeps brining you your next target.

I'm not picking sides....but I do think that would be very cool to watch.

If the Russians do it like the American's....these trains are not escorted by air.   At least...none of the trains I've shot at.

matrix2012's picture

@ Antifaschistische

you just made a terrible mistake confusing the mighty Russia with the poor and weak Iraq...


Do you believe the ZATO will just carry on the megaphone war of words if Russia is just another Iraq? lol


I look forward to see the Russian tanks steamrolling those thug rings of Z rats incl the Yat plus the neo NAZI in Kiev, along with the mercenary forces of Academi/Blackwater/Xe Services... time for the Russia to kick on the ZATO's belly in a big fanfare...

scrappy's picture

This video catches the times, zh material.

"It's a Mistake!"


Headbanger's picture

Why doesn't Dubbya invite Putin and Obozo over to the Ranch for some awesome Texas barbeque with a few beers and vodka and Kool Aid to discuus and settle this whole mess like world leaders should do??

Shoot some trap.. Have Ron White over for some good laughs and forget about all this military shit!

WTF!  Why not!?


BTW:   Kharkiv is only 250 miles from Kiev.  A hop skip and a jump for armored divisions by rail.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Putin might accept if they came to Sochi, or they met at the Bush ranch in Paraguay, but not in Texas.

Personally, I think that a big pow-wow in YALTA would be appropriate and symbolic.

HardlyZero's picture

Divide and Conquer (Ceasar), it is nearly Ukraine mid-latitude...or is that Stand and Deliver ! (Adam Ant style).

max2205's picture

Thats a big country.....I don't know if P can pull it off unless he has a good bluf

Independent's picture

He just needs to pull it off in half the country and along the coast including Odessa up to Romania, and with ethnic Russians on the ground he may not need much to succeed.

SoilMyselfRotten's picture

After seeing both of their souls I'm thinkin he'd still prefer Putins

Headbanger's picture

How about a big Pow-Wow in say Venice for some fine Italiano cusine and hot Italian women?

As long as Ron White is there!

HardlyZero's picture

It would have to be Obunga, Obunga fron now on (you realize that!), heh.

It would be popular.

e_goldstein's picture

Because they heard Cheney would be attending and no one wants to be around a drunk Dick with a shotgun.

Bunker Boy's picture

I forget, what synagogue do John McCain, Kerry & Obama attend?