Russia Warns West "Remove Forces"; Begins Military Exercise On Ukraine Border

Tyler Durden's picture

UPDATE: Dutch fighter jets were scrambled after Russian bombers approached Dutch airspace; the Russian planes turned away

With both sides appearing to have entirely un-de-escalated and the truce deal now a thing of the past (besides a few hundred Dow points), the Russians are speaking up today - and are not happy:


And, on the heels of Turchynov's official restart of the so-called anti-terrorist operation, Russia is calling on Ukraine to pull back military from Ukraine's southeast... and rattles its sabre by undertaking a military exercise on the border.


Bloomberg reports,

Russia is surprised by distorted interpretation of Geneva accord from govts of Ukraine, U.S., RIA Novosti reports, citing Russia’s Foreign Ministry.




Russia says Ukraine, U.S. closing eyes to provocations by right-wing extremists: RIA


Russia still believes partners are serious about resolving crisis in Ukraine: RIA

and in addition


All of this sets the scene for an important set of meetings next week...

Russia ready to host EU, Ukraine energy officials in Moscow or consider other cities for talks, Russian Energy Ministry spokeswoman Olga Golant says by phone.


Golant confirms EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger invited Russia to gas talks


Slovakia planning talks on use of gas pipeline in reverse to supply Ukraine on Apr. 28 in Bratislava, Eustream pipeline operator spokesman Vahram Chuguryan says by phone

So to sum it all up:

  1. The truce deal is dead
  2. Russia blames Ukraine/West for breaking deal and misunderstanding it
  3. Ukraine/West blame Russia for not unilaterally pulling back its forces
  4. Russia is warning Ukraine to pullback military from Russia-held southeast Ukraine ("or there will be retaliation")
  5. Russia is rattling its sabre by military exercises on the Ukraine border (after US sends another warship into the Black Sea)
  6. Against all this tension, gas pipeline talks are set to begin shortly.

Still buying the fucking dip on the back of Ukraine 'calming down'?

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VD's picture

Putin's RED LINE > Barry's RED LINE

Looney's picture

We all heard about the Russian plane “buzzing” our Donald Cook in the Black sea, but we were never told that after the incident the Cook was rushed into a Romanian port where 27 members of the crew filed a letter of resignation. It seems that all 27 people have written that they are not going to risk their lives. This is indirectly confirmed by the Pentagon statement according to which the action demoralized the crew of the American ship.

Here’s what actually happened during the “buzzing” incident…


US destroyer "Donald Cook" with cruise missiles "Tomahawk" entered the neutral waters of the Black Sea on April 10. The purpose was a demonstration of force and intimidation in connection with the position of Russia in Ukraine and Crimea. The appearance of American warships in these waters is in contradiction of the Montreux Convention about the nature and duration of stay in the Black Sea by the military ships of countries not washed by this sea.


In response, Russia sent an unarmed bomber Su- 24 to fly around the U.S. destroyer. However, experts say that this plane was equipped with the latest Russian electronic warfare complex. According to this version, "Aegis" spotted from afar the approaching aircraft, and sounded alarm. Everything went normally, American radars calculated the speed of the approaching target. And suddenly all the screens went blank. "Aegis" was not working any more, and the rockets could not get target information. Meanwhile, Su-24 flew over the deck of the destroyer, did battle turn and simulated missile attack on the target. Then it turned and repeated the maneuver. And did so 12 times.

Read more:

john39's picture

meanwhile, back in Syria...:

"Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has confirmed reports that Turkey has sent 300 troops into neighboring Syria to guard the tomb of a leading Turkish figure believed to be under threat from radical Islamist rebels, according to Today's Zaman."

Wolferl's picture

I always wondered. How do you rattle a sabre?

Haus-Targaryen's picture


<--- Will someone, somewhere start shooting already!?

MarsInScorpio's picture

Emailed just now to Matt Drudge:


Dear Mr. Matt Drudge:



I don’t know if you actually read these since you’ve hit the Big Time, and are part of the MSM, but I’m going to write believing that you do.


I remember when you started to make it with your expose on Clinton. I wrote you then predicting you’d change journalism and the news business forever. I was right – you have.


What I admired was your decision to not follow the MSM – which laughed at you and despised you; they weren’t then and never will be your friends or consider you their peer – and set a path that was honest about the world.


But in your coverage of the Ukraine, you’ve become just another CIA propaganda outlet.


Today’s use of the Marines raising the flag, prompted me to write. I’ve watched you publish one link after another in-line with the war cries that the western media have adopted towards the Ukraine. I wonder what happened to you.


I know that you know that the CIA started this entire affair with its $5-billion pump into the neo-Nazi junta that now controls the western Ukraine. That was criminal – literally – and yet you’ve not made your readers aware of it so they know how this started. Instead, you’ve allowed Russia-bashing to rule.


I know that you know that the foreign minister of Estonia was recorded in a phone call with an American attaché working for the EU Human Rights Commission discussing the fact that it was Maidan snipers that created the murderous incident that gave the neo-Nazis an excuse to break the agreement they signed just two days earlier to hold elections. I never saw you link to that recording.


I know that you know the former government was elected in an internationally monitored election overseen by 43 countries – including the US. And I know that you know the US State Department signed off on it as a legitimate election.


I know that you know – from your coverage of this in Egypt – that the money the CIA gave to the Maidan group was criminal – and that because the present Ukrainian government is composed of the coup group, further US aid to them is illegal.  Yet no “Flashbacks” – nothing to tell the world the truth. Just sweep those criminal actions under the rug, and let the CIA propaganda machine roar.


And I know that you know this is all pushing towards a war with Russia – and given the wholesale incompetence of the American administration – I know that you know we are talking about a very real opportunity for a miscalculation that will start a shooting war with Russia, and the result will be MAD.


I know that you know all these things – and so I know that you know your presentation of the Ukraine situation is dishonest – it is a propaganda blitz brought to you by the CIA, and the EU.


What I don’t know is why you sold out. Have they gotten to your ego and made you feel like you are one of them? Do they have dirt on you and are letting you know they will destroy you if you don’t play along? Do you wake up at night worried you’ll be Breitbart, Version 2.0, and suffer a sudden death?


Why did you change?


Maybe you are so sunk into the MSM quicksand you can’t get out. Maybe they have a gun to your head. I don’t know the answer on that.


But I do know you know you aren’t being honest about Ukraine.


The next time you decide to assault someone over their honesty, go look in the mirror first. The person you see – once a shining beacon of integrity in a world of dark lies – isn’t honest anymore; why should you expect anyone else to be honest either?


Tengri Temujin's picture

Who is Matt Drudge?  I know the Captain, the Seer, Knuckles, Pods, DoChen...but who is Drudge <sarc>

Oh regional Indian's picture

Any keyboard warrior spoiling for a fight, for blood and gore, read/watch here:

The battle for Fallujah and the CIA/LSD and a wee french village that went mad...


john39's picture

Good discussion of extreme western hypocrisy:

"Neil Clark reflects on the mindboggling hypocrisy and double standards of the US and its NATO puppet states. Why are these superbullies so intent on nation wrecking and chaos creation all over the world? Can it be because they seek world domination under a small, secretive elite of Puppet Masters?  (LD)"

the rest:

New England Patriot's picture

In fairness to Drudge, I thought the Iwo Jima pic was sarcasm. 

maskone909's picture

it seems like the drudge report just takes thousands of articles and links them to his homepage.  i didnt realize he actually authors literature.  i much prefer zerohedge as the format is more user friendly and objective.  /2 cents

Anusocracy's picture

The US must realize that the jig is up.

It took a while, but countries are asking "Who guards the guardians?" about US hegemony.

Bindar Dundat's picture

"still buying the dip?"


Only the dip in expensive  Miami penthouses when all the Russians lose their banks and can't pay the HOA or taxes :-)

Joe Tierney's picture

His REAL name is Pratt Fudge, but his new friends just call him Prattie F., or just Prattie for short, dba Ben Dover.

JoeSexPack's picture

Weird, cuz Drudge doesn't need $$$.


& he still bashes Obama.


Maybe he'll see the light.

john39's picture

or maybe his operation was set up long ago to fill a certain niche...

“The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves.”

-V. Lenin

Oh regional Indian's picture

Almost as ironic as this:

Jews played a major role in the founding of the NAACP, which was founded in 1909. Jews involved in the NAACP included Joel Spingarn (the : first chairman),Arthur SpingarnHenry Moskowitz, and—more recently—Jack Greenberg.[11]


Keyser's picture

Old news and not just any Jews... Dig a little deeper and it will all become clear... Here's a tip, the NAACP was setup by the same folks that setup Planned Parenthood in the US... 


MeMongo's picture

Drudge = tribe member

Nuff said!

Colonel Klink's picture

Ding, ding, ding, just like Alex Jones being a tribal lover too.

Controlled opposition.

Ying-Yang's picture

Maybe the NSA put kiddie pictures on Drudge's computer.

The only reason to collect data and access to personal devices is control over those who don't follow commands. This fact explains future behaviors.

FightingtheFed's picture

Sorry Mars but it's just racial.


Matt will stand with his race and his race wants Putin destroyed even if it means riskins the lives of millions of Americans.


Otherwise well written and good questions.. I've observed the very same but I know the answer.. and I'm not surprised one bit.

john39's picture

there is only one human race...  that aside, i get the point you are making, and don't really disagree with the premise....  but even there, appearances are deceiving.  there is no single Jewish ethnic group, this is a myth.  Most who identify as Jewish are not even semitic, but rather descendents of central european converts from the middle ages.  Gilad Atzmon covers this subject in great detail in his book, "The Wandering Who"....

Totentänzerlied's picture

Genetic testing subsequently proved what everyone else already knew: the Khazar hypothesis is utterly absurd and everyone who believes it is in extreme denial.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

How does genetic testing prove that exactly?

I mean, its not like you can compare Ashkenazi Jew DNA w/ those of people living in modern Ukraine, and then say "See, they are different".  You would have to track mass migrations going back 1000 years to 'test the plausibility'.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

I don't agree with Duke's conclusions.  I am not trying to perpetuate the idea that "Jews are not a race", which is what Duke seems intent on refuting.  Saying (some or many) Jews have non-semitic origins isn't the same as saying "Jews are not a race".

There is a lot of evidence for the Khazar hypothesis.  Mass migrations and diasporas complicate the picture, of course.  I also view the Diaspora (that occurred in the Middle Ages) as more of a business decision by a social class, than a 'exile'.

john39's picture

thanks, certainly some interesting points to consider.  and he does hit on the most important aspect, there is a sort of racism going on here its just that the MSM and political correctness have transposed the victims and the perpetrators.

FightingtheFed's picture

Excellent article by Duke and I agree.. I've always had problems with the Khazar theory and I think Duke refutes it very well.

He is such a scholar.

FightingtheFed's picture

Excellent article by Duke and I agree.. I've always had problems with the Khazar theory and I think Duke refutes it very well.

He is such a scholar.

TheReplacement's picture

Do you really think someone as busy as Drudge will read all that?  Brevity would be a good idea.  Further, referencing what a politician said he heard about something that happened in another country is not proof that it happened the way he said he heard it.  Just ask Hitler about the Polish invasion, for example.  Proof is proof and rumor mongering is not proof.

MarsInScorpio's picture



I have corresponded with Mr. Drudge since his beginning. I was one of his earliest advocates, arguing to the management of the NYT that far from being a "flash in the pan," his revelations about Bill Clinton, using the internet to aggregate multiple sources of news content, represented the future.


His success is testimony to my advocacy. His site sets the news agenda for America, and much of the world. Not a day goes by that the world's top editors – as well as elected officials, operatives, lobbyists, the world’s Military / Industrial /  Orwellian / Oligarch Complex (MIO2C), among millions of other people in general - do not reference his site multiple times during the day for direction on story awareness and strength.


I am truly disappointed in him on this issue.


He'll read the email.


Thank you for your thoughts.



Shrapnel's picture

That could not possibly have been better written, hats off to you Sir.

Wolferl's picture

You mean you move the sabre up and down in the scabard to make some noise?

Son of Loki's picture



"Yankee Go Home!"


But what if some are Mets fans? Rangers? Astros?

Chupacabra-322's picture

"When all else fails, they take you to war."
-Gerald Celente.

Expect WWIII to coincide with a much needed Criminal Global Elite economic collapse.

Remember Hedgers, at the end of the day they're "all in it." Putin as well.

Raging Debate's picture

Chucacabra - I do not agree that Russia is on board. They are a cornered Bear. China's biggest trade partners are the EU and US. Sure, it is mutaually beneficial for Russia and China to trade right now, China needs the oil and gas. So its trying to walk a middle road. Fence sitting never works for long. It comes down to this: Does China want to trade with a $2 T economy or two worth $25 T? If WW3 breaks out inevitably they side with the West.

The West meddling in Ukraine is not Kubaki theatre in my eyes. I saw one troll here calling the Russians savages, barbarians. Now where have I heard this before? Oh yeah, about the American Indian that was dispossed of his land. Or how about the Jews in Germany? Always an excuse to rob someone else for land or resources.

From a neutral position and being an American I can say we loat opportunity with the Russian's. The trade of resources and knowledge is worth far more in the long run than attempted muscling them and making them scream "uncle". They won't they will nuke Brussels, London, NYC and DC first. That Putin has shown restraint is the real reason I respect him. I cannot of course be a big fan as he may be the one causing my own death down the road before it's time. If it were me analyzing all this I would have nuked already. But I suppose Russia wants more negative sentiment of pure hatred for America and the West in general before doing so since the Russians will likely lose 50% of their population in the exchange.

Sun Tzu rule one: First divide allies. Check. A shame we do mot have leaders that care about us, only doing what their told through bankers and at it's head the Rothschild family.

I am. ot picking sides. We are all one species. Shame it will likely take a toll of 2 billion dead to remember this.

john39's picture

I posted another piece of evidence that Russia is opposing the NWO agenda yesterday... they refuse to allow gmo's....

813kml's picture

I agree that Russia is not on board, but I disagree about China siding with the West.  China will stay neutral as long as possible, but they are already aligned with Russia via BRICS and various other agreements.  If Russia falls, China is next on the agenda.  What good is trade when it is done in worthless Euros and Dollars?

Rakshas's picture

Yes, China would have to be fools of the highest order to believe anything other than they are in the cross hairs of the NAZIONIST regime they can see it everywhere from the AFRICOM deployment to the AmeriCON build up all around them in the south pacific region.  Sorry but the DC crowd has never been able to be trusted from the earliest days of the republik.  

Going back a couple of centuries the manifest destiny theology and the genocide carried out on millions of native americans most of which were disposed of after signing a treaty with the DC crowd to the present day should be clear warning to any fool that signing a treaty with Amorika is nothing more than a suicide note; I'm sure the Chinese and Russians know this all too well. 

I am of the opinion that this has all been a very elaborate game played out to destroy the Republic and sadly that game has been played out near perfectly by the Zionist overlords; they control the game from every angle and have beutifully destroyed America from within and now for the final act..... have no doubt they will have already secured accomodation in the NAZIONIST heartland of Is rael - just a thought but if Putin was wise he would target our friendly little olive grove with a hollywood number of ......Tsar  devices.. airburst of course .. and let the bastards know that fact...... then see how long it takes for the boots come marching back home..

disabledvet's picture

Yankee Go Homer (Simpson)!!! (Doh!)

Tengri Temujin's picture

I thought you just rattled it back and forth between the ribs after you stuck it into their thorax.

JoBob's picture

How do you rattle a sabre? To the rhythm of one hand clapping.

CrazyCooter's picture

Icoming (cover for a market crash)!