Satellite Photos Released Revealing Russian Military Build Up

Tyler Durden's picture

It's not quite YouTube clips, but NATO has released satellite image-based proof that confirms the dramatic build up of Russian military forces along its borders. The images showing tanks, attack helicopters, and war planes, according to NATIO general Breedlove provide support for counter-moves by allies to safeguard their partners. Russia, for its part, has denied it has any plans to invade Ukraine and suggests that NATO is "using the crisis in Ukraine to rally its ranks in the face of an imaginary external threat to strengthen demand for the alliance ... in the 21st century."




As Channel 4 reports,

The images released by General Breedlove are reported to have been taken on 22 March, nearly a month after the unrest in Crimea began that led to Russia's annexation of the area. The photographs were taken by commercial satellite imaging company Digital Globe.

You can see the images below.

Above: Purported to be Russian military Su-27/30 "Flankers" aircraft at the Primorko-Akhtarsk Air Base in southern Russia, on the Sea of Azov which borders Ukraine. (Image: Digital Globe).

Above: purported to be Russian military tanks and infantry fighting vehicles at a military base near Kuzminka, east of the Sea of Azov in southern Russia (picture: Digital Glob)

Above: purported to be a Russian military airborne or Spetznaz (special forces) brigade at Yeysk, near the Sea of Azov in southern Russia (picture: Digital Globe).

Above: purported to be a Russian artillery battalion at a military base near Novocherkassk, east of the Sea of Azov in southern Russia (picture: Digital Globe).

Above: purported to be Russian Mil Mi-8 "Hips" and Mil Mi-24 "Hinds" aircraft in Belgorod, north of the Russian border with eastern Ukraine (picture: Digital Globe).

Speaking in Prague on Thursday, Nato Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said:

"I have this message to Russia: you have a choice to stop blaming others for your own actions, to stop massing your troops, to stop escalating this crisis and start engaging in a genuine dialogue."

He added:

"If Russia is serious about a dialogue, the first step should be to pull back its troops."

Russia has denied that it has any plans to invade Ukraine.


Source: Channel 4

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_ConanTheLibertarian_'s picture

Why do I think of PowellPoint right now?

McMolotov's picture

I'm pretty sure I see a mobile weapons lab in one of those photos.

RonBurgundy's picture

they cant possibly be anything else

RafterManFMJ's picture

You don't stack your inventory in one nice tight exposed package; you just invite a first strike!

Doesn't anyone ever learn?

hungarianboy's picture

Images taken March 22nd 2014. if I'm correct, these images are outdated and Russia has been withdcrwaing troops last week.

Jeeeeesssssssss, Outdated images!! We're living in 2014.

Show me pictures of an hour ago. JEEEEEEEEEEESSSS!!!!

Oh they can't cause all the money went to the banksters and NSA for screwing over the hard working citizens. So they got these images with discount.

crazzziecanuck's picture

Let's see.  Pro-western stooges being paid with NED money and NGO media campaigns hoping to bring NATO to Russia's border is suddenly suprirsed that Russia is moving forces to this very same border?

Like I always say, we are let by the dumbest people our society has to offer.

dracos_ghost's picture

If you look real close, Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein are drinking coffee with Putin. It's true I tell ya.

gallistic's picture

Elvis was there too, but he had to leave the building...

prymythirdeye's picture

Cracking me up today McMolotov!  Thanks for the laughs!

holgerdanske's picture

Just to see what you guys are going to be up against.! if you want to pick a fight.

I would think twice, at least!!

holgerdanske's picture

When are the Americans lying? Whenever they say anything. We should have learned that much.!

I don't know where these pictures are taken, or even when. But to see planes on a military airfield, sounds logical to me.

Even if they have military in the border region, that might be normal.

Why would Putin resort to force, when he has got most people in the Ukraine behind him.?

A simple vote would make Ukraine split in two.

Talk about vote, and the EU shudders! Not exactly a bastion of moral righteousness.



f16hoser's picture

WOW! These look just like the Russian pictures of US Forces building-up to Invade Iraq and Afghanistan! Incredible...

Invinciblehandaxe's picture

the pictures look like from the 60' !!!

fuck you NATO, fuck you UFSA

The first step in the dialogue will be to cut off the gas you fucking retarded Rasmussen

I have a message for you fucker as well: "stop provoking and encircling Russia you fucking ziohead"

Mr. Putin just turn the pipes off already !!!

There will be a mega fucking dance in the EUSSR the very moment.

Even little hitler Merkel will come begging and the ukrainians

will hang that motherfucker Jacenjuk already

and dont forget the rope for Klicko and that witch Tymosenko

Ifigenia's picture

"Why do I think of PowellPoint right now?" he is the expert on WMP location. He could even detect the invisible WMD.

alangreedspank's picture

Hey, that vial of Aunt Jemima pancake mix was dangerous and could have turned into a MUSHROOM CLOUD very easily.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

How is it that other countries (Russia) cannot move troops inside their borders, yet the US can move theirs outside its borders with impunity?

You DO realize that the subtext (subliminal advertising) is:  "Only We in the US and NATO get to decide what's right & wrong, lawful & illegal, democratic & oppressive."  It's a hybrid operation between Madison Avenue mentality and a CIA Psy Op, done at the global level -- where, if you repeat a crazy idea often enough, it becomes perfectly Normal.  Very Orwellian.

The Russians can't sit back and play the Rope-A-Dope when it comes to PR and the MSM.  They have to use Judo/Jiu-Jitsu, to "turn" the table on these war mongers, and "out" them publicly.

fonzannoon's picture

When do people just decide that they would rather own bawnds and the 10yr avalanches down to 2% while the stock market tanks 25%.....soon?

new game's picture

spot on fonz-it will be there-has too or the wheels come off. japUSAn

bonds seeing bid no matter what equities do-trend in place.

Dr. Engali's picture

That won't happen until bonds have made their move. By that time Wallstreet will be waiting to unload their bonds on retail.

McMolotov's picture

Stop putting your military on bases within the borders of your own country!!!

headhunt's picture

Yeah! Do like we (USA) do and put your military everywhere except along our own borders!

Wait... What?

Leaping Lizard's picture


USSA arms build-up in Washington, Iowa.  MRAP parked in front of police station awaiting further gas authorization from the city council.  From Tass satellite photograph.

BandGap's picture

Fuck, they're spring cleaning. I always put shit in the driveway, on the lawn when I start getting shit ready for summer. Maybe some of this stuff is for sale, that's what I've done with some of my junk outside in the driveway. See any prices or are they all negotiable?

rtalcott's picture

What a bunch of nice closely grouped targets....if they were serious they would be dispersed.

disabledvet's picture

tanks and helicopters? i've never heard of such things!

thamnosma's picture

I don't believe the Russians fear NATO bombing on those bases.  That's not going to happen.

buzzardsluck's picture

General Breedlove, love it on so many levels.

toys for tits's picture

Half brother of Dr. Strangelove?

Captain Benny's picture

No worry, Obama will fuck up his own agenda again.   Putin just has to wait for Obama to trip on his own feet.

Chupacabra-322's picture

"I must break you."

-Vladir Putin.

new game's picture

hmmm, too much easy target in tight groups-not good stategy...

Dewey Cheatum Howe's picture

Or old surplus junk grouped together on purpose.

TruthTalker's picture

why does anyone believe anything Nato or the US gvt tells us?

disabledvet's picture

because they're a bunch of wussies and refuse to do anything?

Leaping Lizard's picture

Norwegian Gen. Anders "Fogh of War" Rasmussen, COO of the Libyan genocide, is now instructing Putin on diplomacy.  lol

holgerdanske's picture

Danish! Not Norwegian, there is a difference you know.

Zero Debt's picture

There is always the nuclear option.

BiteMeBO's picture

Satellite pics over U.S. will show similar military build-ups. 

headhunt's picture

Yeah, but never along our borders - unfortunately

new game's picture

we have no borders, we police the globe. soon the world will define borders again as in a missing plane showing up...

Drachma's picture

Satellite pics over local U.S. county police stations will show similar military build-ups.

Global Hunter's picture

Was NATO surprised that Russia does indeed in fact have jets on Russian air bases and tanks on Russian army bases? 

Are they not getting exhausted acting like this?  Is NATO's strategy to just bluster and bore all of humanity into submission?

Winston Churchill's picture

Massing means something else to me.Like armor parked in fields like GM dealer stuffing cars.

Just looks like the regular muster for any military base anywhere.

thamnosma's picture

Moreover, they have not released "before" and "after" pics, so we haven't a clue whether those are standard staffing levels.

...out of space's picture

good think that we got drone?


Toolshed's picture

What a load of crap. Without "before" pix, this is meaningless propoganda. But, what else would you expect from nato stooges.

toys for tits's picture

Even with the pics isn't any sovereign nation's right to put its assets anywhere it wants on its territory, especially military hardware on military bases.

I remember when they'd parade that shit down city streets.

Dr. Engali's picture

Pfftt....That's nothing. I see more armaments  parked in the local arsenal .

deeply indebted's picture

"purported to be..." - Yeah, whatever.. And even so, whose fucking business is it what Russia does within its own borders, anyway?!