Convoys Of Russian Tanks Heading For Ukraine Border Ahead Of 2amET Deadline

Tyler Durden's picture

As the 'negotiations' between Europe, Ukraine, and Russia were taking place this afternoon, technically unconfirmed reports of convoys of Russian military vehicles moving towards the Ukraine border were growing. As the 2amET gas-cut-off deadline looms, it appears Putin is mobilizing a significant force ahead of what will likely mean retaliatory actions by either Ukraine military forces or Ukraine militants. As InfoResist reports, up to 200 units are moving towards Ukraine from Kaluga and in the Rostov region, Russia.



Multiple sources also confirm the movement of a large convoy of military vehicles in the Rostiv region towards the border of Ukraine...


And a column of military equipment near Novoshahtinsk...


We are sure this move will be denigrated in the West as an act of aggression... since not only did the Russians decline to play by the West's rules and take a sizable haircut ($300 vs $500) on their already-delivered debt but are now moving military into place to protect its borders...

Keep your eye on the moving ball...

Ukraine's new president, according to The FT, is already asking for the west to imopose fresh sanctions on Russia.

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DoChenRollingBearing's picture

Start the week off with a bang?

knukles's picture

So what's the problem.? They pay or not, get gas or not, confusing. Why are the soldiers needed? The soldiers begonia pay for the gas or take it? Juju huh huh huh

kliguy38's picture

I like their that's what I call some real "muscle"

LetThemEatRand's picture

I will eat my ass and my hat if this is real.  This is banker bullshit.  The central banks want their money.  Putin is a pawn just like the big Zero.   Put[in] that in your matrix and smoke it when there is no war tomorrow.

Latina Lover's picture

I respect your cynicism but perhaps Putin really is off the reservation, and doesn't want to be a City of London bagman and bumboy.

LetThemEatRand's picture

Putin belongs to the same bankers.  He's an oligarch.  But I'm putting my mouth where my ass is.  If I'm wrong, I'll eat it.

NoDebt's picture

Russia has it's own banker oligachy, separate from that in the west.  I think your compass isn't pointing true north on this one.  That's an invasion force right there, not a border protection force.

You may end up being right.  But you should also seriously consider that you could be wrong.

LetThemEatRand's picture

I could be wrong, and will eat my hat/ass if so.  But I'm betting I'm right.  What do you wager?  Let me be specific.  Horse face caves to the Russians tomorrow.  IMF gets paid.  Tanks stand down to avoid a "humanitarian crisis."

Terminus C's picture

If it were an invasion force, it wouldn't be televised...  You'd just get hit by the Mack truck, they wouldn't tell the "victim" it was coming.  I'm with you on this one Rand, this is theatre.

LetThemEatRand's picture

I have no takers on my wager.

Slave's picture

Rand, it's fun to watch you bash the politicians you admitted to previously voting for.

LetThemEatRand's picture

I do regret the Putin vote.  Care to wager on my bet?

gh0atrider's picture

V the gurerilla economist did an interesting show on the subject recently.  He believes that the same oligarchy and control structure is deeply embeded inside BRICS as well.  Buying gold and silver is not going to get rid of these people, yes it will take down many mid-level billionaires but it will not get rid of the elite.

LetThemEatRand's picture

The guys who own the central banks own the mines and vast swaths of real estate.   But we live in a demoractic rebublic.  Not a Kingdom.

economics9698's picture

Moral of the story, you don’t want to owe the Russians $4 billion then piss them off.  Not a good idea, ever.

Manthong's picture


Even I might have a hard time holding those guys off.

The Blank Stare's picture



No cookies for these guys

FlyinHigh's picture

And when it's all over, ain't nobody owns a fuckin thing.

LetThemEatRand's picture

If I told you, I would have to kill myself.  Or something like that.  Still no takers on my bet.  Horse caves.  10:1 odds.  It's a sucker bet because Horse is also owned by the same bankers.  

The_Prisoner's picture

No bet. Horseface is currently curled under his blankets in fetal position, waiting for Nuland/Kagan to call with instructions.

Harbanger's picture

I'll bet you're a crossdressing slip and fall lawyer with a political agenda.

LetThemEatRand's picture

That's why my avatar is a child.

Harbanger's picture

Guess you were just born ugly.

Harbanger's picture

Ok I'll stop.  Sorry I couldn't help it when he asked who you were.

LetThemEatRand's picture

Turn any lesbos straight tonight?

prains's picture

Rand is right, this is all theatre for the absurd like Cockbanger. Bank contrived show of force, yes they maybe conflicting banks but in the end there's no money in this depleted ukranian debacle, just a debt that needs to be paid. that's ALL about the $$$$, that has real consequences to the banker oligarchs, if there's to be WOAR it's in Iraq.

RafterManFMJ's picture

Crisis: I;n down to my last  ebeer!!

shovelhead's picture

What a goofball.

Putin is owed. Putin gets paid.

Ukraine tries to say "fuck you" and makes a big push into the East.

Putin says "No...Fuck You" and pushes back.

IMF hands over money to keep Putin out.

Putin takes money and sets new perimeter around Break-away provinces.

Putin wins. Kerry EU/ Nato IMF eat shit.

Everybody likes a unified theory but sometimes the world doen't work that way.

AnAnonymous's picture

Who are you?

Murphy, is that you?

Signed: an American.

BlindMonkey's picture

I am not taking the bet because I think they will not cross over into the Ukraine either. I don't believe that Putin is a London controlled oligarch though. He is an oligarch but given what I know of greed and human nature it would be impossible to align them all, globally, into a monolithic block.

Bottom line is that west is likely to blink today and pay.

Lore's picture

I agree that these convoys are for show in time for the deadline. Notice that the majority of those vehicles are parked and unoccupied, i.e., 'On Standby' (the soldiers nearby, presumably).  This is a demonstration of willingness to protect Russian gas infrastructure, should the neo-Nazis attempt to seize it.  Notice too the absence of opposition, and no communication out of London, Washington, Germany or elsewhere. Guess they're all in bed. 

Bananamerican's picture

Sometimes Rand, a banana is just a banana...
Putin may have some Intel that Kiev is up to something & we don't know what it is.
I'm in the "Putin is off the reservation" camp... Which isn't to say there isn't a parallel system of oligarchs in Russia... there always is anywhere you go on this miserable planet

Think Like A Crook's picture

That might be true on this one.  But remember, USSA pretty much told Saddam and the whole world what was going to happen both times and dumbass just sat there.  Especially the second time when he didn't even have WMD.  Went ahead and got his ass ousted anyway rather than appearing weak I guess.

You're probably right on this one. It's like 5 theatrical lies and someone is supposed to ad lib the 6th.

StormShadow's picture

Saddam had to go on pretending he had deadly gas and WMD. If he didn't Iran would've rolled in and taken him. He had to choose. And he chose USA.

vie's picture

Theater.  Exactly.. I keep telling people, if you see it coming it's for your consumption, it's not for real.

ebear's picture

You're almost certainly wrong, and the humanitarian crisis you speak of (targeting of civilians) won't end until the UK artillery is destroyed, which is probably what this is about.

Start marinating that hat, and remember, if it's not on Youtube it didn't happen.


jeff montanye's picture

I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible that you may be mistaken.'s_rule

Volkodav's picture

Head of Russian Central Bank is Elvira Nabiullina, a Tatar

Longtime close trusted insider with Putin Administration



7.62x54r's picture

Putin gave the Rothschild's agents the boot when he took power. The first thing the last agent did when he was released to Switzeland was hand over his abrogated stock certificates over to them.

Putin is completely off the reservation. Which is why all those color revolutions were inflicted on Russian allies.

ebworthen's picture

Roll the tanks Vlad!

Something tells me nationalism and faith trump banksters and oligarchs.

Putin may be just an oligarch, or perhaps he cares more about his nation and faith than our leaders.

It would serve the neo-Nazi's, the IMF, Wall Street, and Brussels right if they lost their shirts over this.

Latina Lover's picture

It looks like Putin is going to get this party started, now that the USSA amerikanski's are distracted by Iraq.

Vampyroteuthis infernalis's picture

Putin is slow and deliberate. Everything our dear leader the pigeon is not. The master will soon call checkmate speaking Russian.

7.62x54r's picture

Why not? The Euros can see that Ofucktard can't even keep his own client states safe.

agNau's picture

Repossession time.
All that expensive pipe and valving cannot stay. Tough business. Late fees and charges apply.

Newsboy's picture

If Russia's strategic asset (pipeline) is attacked, Russia will be forced to defend that asset.

Will push come to shove?

johngaltfla's picture

They moved them because the Ukes moved 2 armored battalions towards the border earlier. The odds of a war breaking out this week are pretty darned high. Name your hot spot then load up on physical gold and SDS.


Party on Wayne.

Party on Garth.