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

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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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Wed, 03/12/2014 - 18:52 | 4540736 Herd Redirectio...
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Give Ole Yellen a chance before calling her a considerable threat, geez!

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 19:07 | 4540798 layman_please
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LOL. i wonder if she even knows who she's working for.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 21:07 | 4541220 Infinite QE
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Well, right now we have nearly all global power in the hands of a few families who control global banking, who think they are gods on earth and believe that all other non-chosen are donkeys to be used up. I'd take Putin over that bunch.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 16:19 | 4540210 Infinite QE
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Who wants Poland? Their only exports are bad carpenters and cleaning ladies.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 16:34 | 4540250 Ralph Spoilsport
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They make better vodka than the Russkies.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 16:48 | 4540308 HardlyZero
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You must be joking ! 

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 18:35 | 4540670 layman_please
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polish vodka is one of the few things to come close to polish female beauty

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 17:21 | 4540431 MarsInScorpio
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Whoever downed you obviously doesn't know that the original vodka was made from potatos, and Poland is the only country exporting genuine Polish-brewed and distilled - in genuine Polish consumer labels - potato vodka.


For the person who demands the historically accurate vodka - it's Polish potato vodka every time.




Wed, 03/12/2014 - 17:53 | 4540522 August
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>>>the original vodka was made from potatos

FWIW the use of the word vodka in Poland for distilled spirits pre-dates the introduction of the potato to Europe.

But it's a good spiel.


Wed, 03/12/2014 - 18:09 | 4540568 silvermail
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Vodka must be made from wheat.

But someone can make vodka from potatoes and even from sawdust.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 21:04 | 4541210 Animal Cracker
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The most interesting things I learn in these comments are all fucking useless.

And still I am grateful.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 16:21 | 4540216 Infinite QE
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You might want to read Paul Craig Roberts commentary from yesterday regarding who is showing real leadership ability. Hint: It's definitely not Barry.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 16:30 | 4540232 Independent
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Well DoChen if you have been reading the posts you would know that up to 1/3 of ukraine gold deposits are in east as well as oil and gas.  Most of coal deposits are there as well as valuable MIC factories that Russia relies on.  They overall make money on the deal.

If you look at the map you will see its going to be a straightline shot to Kiev, cut the chickens head off.  I wonder if Belarus will get in on the action with a surprise Northern Front.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 16:47 | 4540301 Freddie
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I would love it if Putin and his boys took out the Ukrainian Zio-Oligharchs.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 19:52 | 4540967 DoChenRollingBearing
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Yes, the most valuable part of the Ukraine is the eastern half.  But I doubt that the Russians would "make a profit" on it by annexing it.

Did we make any profit from Iraq?

Belarus is already a Russian toady, they will do as they are told.

Hey, but what do I know?

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 09:50 | 4542573 matrix2012
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DCRB, may you please check the map: where's the IRAQ, where's the USSA?

And where's UKRAINE, where's RUSSIA?


It's just geographical talk, i yet mention anything about ethnicity, language, culture, religion...

how can you ever draw such dumb comparation among the four??? what kind of similarity, if any, among the four of them?


And still set aside the objective whereas the MIC-controlled USSA is seeking to feed the Zio-controlled MIC with MOAR budgets, sucking dried its host... applied in Iraq applied in Afghan


Like some ZHers here just mentioned:

"How did Rome fall? They were stretched too thin.... stretching the USSA thin and stretching the USSA thin financially!"


Wed, 03/12/2014 - 16:29 | 4540239 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Hey, I dislike Obama as much as the next guy, but Putin is no friend of ours, no friend of ANY rational people.

There isn't a government on the planet that is a friend of any people.

As far as being an enemy of people, though, cue the idiots in Vichy DC chanting, "we're number one!"

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 20:06 | 4540959 DoChenRollingBearing
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"There isn't a government on the planet that is a friend of any people."

That is a true statement.  I was really referring to Obama and Putin.  Putin is odious, as is Obama.  

I still do not understand all the man-love here at ZH for Putin.

Has he said something nasty about Jews perhaps?

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 20:09 | 4541023 Berspankme
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I think people wanted their elected leaders to project strength. Putin does that, Obama is a pussy. Empty, idle threats while golfing does not demonstrate leadership.


I have no man-love for Putin but I have no doubt he has the best interest of Russia in his mind along with his self interest. Obama has only self interest

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 21:53 | 4541359 caustixoid
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Has he said something nasty about Jews perhaps?

Well Putin IS keeping Russian resources out of the hands of the western banking cartels so... anti-semite?

You want the man-crush for Putin on ZH explained?  Democratic change against the tyranny that runs western society is no longer possible.  It appears 1984 is being used as a how-to manual.   The only thing standing in the way of 'a boot walking on the face of humanity forever' is Russia/China/Iran -- we can only hope they stand up long enough for our elites to exhaust themselves in an orgy of debt and gluttony.

So enemy-of-my-enemy I guess.

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 00:11 | 4541801 Jreb
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Sad that it has come to cheering for one bunch of statist trash over another group of statist trash. Lesser of evils? Hardly anymore. Although I will give the west this: it still has its fancy window dressings. China etc not so much. When will the masses wake up? I vote never.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 17:03 | 4540363 Yoki
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You see I think some ZH readers would rather speak Russian then English.


I prefer English olagarcs. With Russian olagarcs, I would have to learn russian, fuck that, I'm sticking with me drunken English Olagarcs, at least its easier to get them drunk, and that keeps the price of moonshine down....


ahhh goold old moonshine,

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 01:03 | 4541897 Ward no. 6
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Thu, 03/13/2014 - 01:04 | 4541898 Ward no. 6
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didn't work was trying to write something in russian...


Wed, 03/12/2014 - 19:15 | 4540840 WhackoWarner
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Just when I think you are one smart guy you come out with this.

Give your illusions a shake. 

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 10:27 | 4542730 matrix2012
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Yoki loves to be a kosher slave... err... i meant he wanna be a Gentile "Goyim"... lol

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 08:34 | 4542331 matrix2012
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it's very silly and dumb to think that Merica problem is just with Obama.

Nope. Obama is just a small problem. The real problem is those Z-rats or J-rats that occupying the D.C....those armies of CFR/AIPAC/CIA... the followers of Rockefella/Rottenchild Satanic clans!!


“The United States has attacked, directly or indirectly, some 44 countries throughout the world since August 1945, a number of them many times. The avowed objective of these military interventions has been to effect “regime change”. The cloaks of “human rights” and of “democracy” were invariably evoked to justify what were unilateral and illegal acts. (Professor Eric Waddell,  The United States’ Global Military Crusade (1945- ), Global Research, February 2007

“This is a [Pentagon] memo that describes how we’re going to take out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran.” I said, “Is it classified?” He said, “Yes, sir.” I said, “Well, don’t show it to me.” (General Wesley Clark, Democracy Now, March 2, 2007)

Washington is in the “business of destroying” a very long list of countries.

While the tenets of US foreign policy are predicated on the “spread of democracy”, US interventionism –through military means and covert operations– has resulted in the outright destabilization and partition of sovereign nations.

Destroying countries is part of a US Imperial project, a process of global domination.  Moreover, according to official sources, the US has a total of 737 military bases in foreign countries. (2005 data)

Read further in “Wiping Countries Off the Map”: Who’s Failing the “Failed States” | PROF. MICHEL CHOSSUDOVSKY | GLOBAL RESEARCH (2012.12.29)

Read over the "Project for the New American Century" (PNAC), practically means for "Conquest for Fun and Profit", and the "FULL SPECTRUM OF DOMINANCE" as well.

They are all related each other.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 15:52 | 4540091 LetsGetPhysical
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American troops are still in Germany cause if we pulled them out it would be a huge hit to the German economy. We tried a few years back and Germany was all "whoa, whoa...wait a minute". 

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 16:18 | 4540203 CrimsonAvenger
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That's alright, just tell them we're pulling the troops back to guard their gold. Which we'll be shipping over any minute now, promise.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 16:37 | 4540253 zaphod
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I remember that and the behavior by Germany was absurd. There was constant yelling by the Germans for the US to get out, but when we said OK they realized the loss of money that came with it and switched their tune immediately.

It showed clearly how the rest of the world just wants to suck off of the US tax payer as well, while at the same time yell how evil the US is. 

When I was in Korea it was the same thing. The younger generation protests every day for the US to get out, but then we talk about drawing down forces just a little or maybe the koreans need to do more on the DMZ themselves, the tune switches immediately. 

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 17:08 | 4540383 Yoki
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Entire Army in Germany protested too..

Fuck you would protest that too, have you seen the girls they got?


fuck yeah!

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 18:04 | 4540557 JuliaS
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We got to keep them around. What if Hitler comes back?

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 15:43 | 4540039 HoofHearted
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Nobody could have seen this coming...who would have ever guessed that Putin wasn't going to be happy with just the Crimea? Nobody could have predicted this. 

Damn, he moves faster than Hitler, though. He let the Olympics in Berlin end, then went three years before annexing Poland. Putin started the annexation during the Olympics...

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 15:49 | 4540069 TaperProof
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I think Putin and Obama should settle this on the golf course.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 15:51 | 4540085 McMolotov
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I think Putin would wrap a 9-iron around Barry's head.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 16:13 | 4540184 cougar_w
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How did we do that? You're not in my actual brain today are you? Cuz if you are, could you run down a few missing scenes from late Saturday night for me? Thanks.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 19:32 | 4540913 ArrestBobRubin
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Very funny!

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 15:51 | 4540086 cougar_w
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What ... they beat each other with 9-irons?

If so then I'm there. Though I give it to Putin by the second hole.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 16:26 | 4540222 Uncle Remus
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After the impromptu teleprompter insertion, a well-appointed golf bag shouldn't be too bad.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 18:04 | 4540556 DaddyO
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That's rich there Uncle...

I laughed so hard I choked.


Wed, 03/12/2014 - 17:23 | 4540436 joe6px
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I believe those are BMD's.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 20:05 | 4541012 Buck Johnson
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I know Czech women are hot. 

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 00:06 | 4541784 caconhma
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The mystery of several tones of secret cargo that on March 7 has been moved from Ukraine  Kiev Boryspil airport to the USA under the UKRAINE STATE SECURITY SERVICE protection and without any customs inspection has been solved.

According to a competent source from the Ukraine National Treasury Depository, the total value of items removed/stolen from the National Storage, according to the Kuchma (2003) appraisal, is over 27 billion dollars. These items includes ancient gold jewelry, paintings, and unique historical artifacts including the priceless collection of the 'Scythians treasures'.

This outrageous theft of the Ukrainian National Treasury was committed by the new Ukrainian Junta leaders with a direct participation of  American secret services. 

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 02:57 | 4542015 chaartist
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Much nicer girls in Slovakia. And you have it 3 hours away from Prague to confirm the difference :}. Let me know 

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 05:20 | 4542116 PolishErick
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not true- Ukrainian ladies are hotter than their Czech or Polish counterparts :P


I live by the Czech boarder in Silesia... So I should be inclined to praise my backyard...

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 15:38 | 4540010 johnQpublic
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tough to take a self propelled howitzer seriously when it has wooden bumpers


now anyone but me thinking georgia guidestone about now?

population at 500 million comes to mind

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 15:43 | 4540040 Headbanger
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Hey!  Waddya mean!?  Mine's got em..

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 16:06 | 4540150 pods
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I think 1 round going off in your general vicinity would more than make up for any aesthetic deficiencies of them.


Wed, 03/12/2014 - 16:18 | 4540206 Headbanger
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Does "I fart in you general direction" count??

I know.. Depends on what I are for lunch and how much scotch I had last night.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 16:52 | 4540313 HardlyZero
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They will need white flags at each's not raciss, it's French golf.  The only rounds will be around the course.

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