Pro-Russian Separatists Down Ukraine Chopper As Putin Revokes Right To Military Intervention

Tyler Durden's picture

In a rather stunning step for the West's propaganda machine, 'devil-incarnate' Putin has asked the Russian parliament to revoke the right of military intervention in Ukraine. As The BBC reports, Vladimir Putin's move was aimed at "normalising the situation" in the conflict-torn eastern regions of Ukraine, his press-secretary said. Ukraine added that this move was a "first practical step" towards settling the crisis in the east. Presidential spokesman Peskov said the move was linked to Monday's launch of talks between Kiev and separatist leaders in the east (with the case-fire deadline ending Friday). One can only wonder, why now? for Putin's gesture of peace? Cold showers enough in Kiev? Or is it that oil prices are high enough to help thanks to the Iraq situation and his Syrian 'aid' is needed as Ukraine festers?

Via The BBC,

Russia's president has asked parliament to revoke the right of military intervention in Ukraine, where rebels have been fighting government troops.


Vladimir Putin's move was aimed at "normalising the situation" in the conflict-torn eastern regions of Ukraine, his press-secretary said.


The parliament authorised Mr Putin to use force in Ukraine on 1 March.


Ukraine said Mr Putin's latest move was a "first practical step" towards settling the crisis in the east.


In a statement, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stressed that this came after Mr Putin had officially supported Kiev's peace plan, which involved a ceasefire.




On Tuesday, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Mr Putin had sent a letter to the upper house of parliament, the Federation Council, asking to revoke the right of military intervention in Ukraine.


Mr Peskov said the move was linked to Monday's launch of talks between Kiev and separatist leaders in the east.

So we have until Friday (when the cease-fire ends) to see whether this lifting of military force will stay and to figure out Putin's sudden 'Mr. Nice Guy' game plan. This may be problematic considering moments ago this happened:


From Reuters,

A Ukrainian helicopter used for carrying military cargo was brought down by rebel fire near the town of Slaviansk in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday and nine people were feared dead, a government forces spokesman said.


Asked about reports that a helicopter had been shot down, the spokesman, Vladyslav Seleznyov, said: "Yes. It was brought down".


Asked about dead, he replied: "There was a three-man crew, in all nine people (on board)."


Dmytro Tymchuk, a military analyst known to have good sources in the armed forces, said the helicopter had been brought down by a missile fired from a shoulder-held launcher.


He confirmed 9 people had been killed, according to preliminary information.

One can't help but wonder at the timing and theater of it all... Who stands to benefit from ending the cease-fire in such a gratuitous manner?

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pods's picture

Bold move on the grand chessboard.  I wonder what # will be the USA reply?




Volkodav's picture

Exactly.....Kyiv has not stopped shelling civilian centers at all.


Gmpx's picture

You will be amazed when after all the fighting Russians and Ukrainians will be brothers again.

ENTP's picture

"You will be amazed when after all the fighting Russians and Ukrainians will be commrades again".


Fixed it for you....

economics9698's picture

Putin is smart.  You don’t go to war if you don’t have to.  Wars are messy and unpredictable.  You sell people armaments and let them do the fighting.

He is winning the informal war, easily, over the idiots in the USA, why screw it up with a hot war? 

When the other side is destroying themselves why interfere?

Kill the dollar, kill Zionism, align with China, Europe will move away from the USA, let the USA fight their second civil war.  Mission accomplished.

MeMongo's picture

Not a damn thing to add to that!

Spot on!

Pinto Currency's picture


Western rigged markets are heading into turmoil / collapse and politicians are desperate for military conflict to spread the blame.

Putin knows he just needs to wait.

Latina Lover's picture

There is speculation amongst some analysts that the USSA has given Ukraine tactical nukes.  If this is so, this may explain some of Putin's hesitation. For the USSA satanists, a local nuclear exchange that destroys both countries is the ideal outcome.


BTW, I don not necessarily buy What Ben Fulford has to say, since I think the idea of arming Ukraine to attack Russia via Nukes is insane,  but it is a rather clever variant strategy for encircling Russia with a  so called missile shield. Our Criminal Elites are crazy enough to try...



Vampyroteuthis infernalis's picture

Why commit soldiers to danger when your rebels are winning? This is a classic move by Putin making the west's propaganda a whole lot harder.

ebear's picture

Not to worry. Russia has captured UFO technology that can neutralize the threat.

SameAsItEverWas's picture

The only "tactical nukes" which might possibly be used in Ukraine would be decrepit and uselessly dangerous Soviet ADMs that got stolen after the Berlin Wall came down.

That was 25 years ago. Nuclear weapons require a great deal of careful maintenance, over and way above the simple replenishment of their tritium, with its 12-yr halflife and the inevitable leakages.

Around 1990 the U.S. declassified the fact that all, or every single damn one, of our nuclear weapons require tritium for their operation.  Adding the earth-penetrator mission to the B-61 was the only significant change to our stockpile since them, and the Mark 61 could never be considered a "tactical weapon."  Without sufficient H-3 they just won't work as designed.

There might be French or Soviet designs for ADMs that don't require H-3.  But there's also the "peanut butter syndrome" which has affected some pit metallurgies.  Pu has a large number of different solid states.

tonyw's picture

he has asked for  now if the russian parliament refuse to cancel the permission due to popular anger within russia at what is happening (and they are not only watching the western media with its one sided view, they are seeing thousands of refugees and hearing first hand about the shelling) putin cannot be accused of being a dictator, well he can but not quite so clear to the sheeple.


ebear's picture

Since when does the US govt. pay any attention to a democratic vote?

lasvegaspersona's picture

To paraphrase Eisenhower: War is man's greatest folly and those who promote it or do not avoid it when they can are a black mark on all humanity....maybe Putin is just ...ya know...kinda normal???

Yes We Can. But Lets Not.'s picture

"Kill the dollar, kill Zionism, align with China, Europe will move away from the USA, let the USA fight their second civil war.  Mission accomplished."

Concisely done!

NOZZLE's picture

Because I wanted to see the chocolate king PorkChopo shitting blood in the street while a Russian downloads a greenade into his chest.

The so called ukraine military, which is composed of women killing cowards, would have folded up like a cheap beach chair under Moochie's horse sized ass.

Joe Tierney's picture

Yep, Pooty's a smart player all right. He's really got Ukraine by the balls - they cannot win. He can create a quagmire for the U.S. and Europe in Ukraine - turning the tables on them - they thought to stick Russia with the quagmire.


Russia is better at the proxy wars than the West is - especially under the leadership of B'Foon Obalma and his gay band of euro-dunces. He's got the West on massive overreach and he's maximizing the pain all around for them. Pooty's gonna 'burn out their fuses' pretty soon. I can already smell the smoke.

potato's picture

Russians hate Ukrainians and think they are stupid. The Ukraininans feel the same way towards the Ruskies.

The Ukraininans also hate the Russians for historical reasons.

lasvegaspersona's picture

Lots of former members of the Soviet do not care for Russians. I was in the USSR (former Czechoslovakia) in 1989, September. The Czech people viewed Russians like to world does the ugly American. Russians had money and were bossy. Civilians just hushed up when civilian Russians entered the bar....thought someone farted...had to ask what was going on...

roadhazard's picture

So how did they know he was Russian, was his zipper down?

Gmpx's picture

The Russia-Ukranian conflict is a family fight between old husband and wife which will end up in bed by the night.

geno-econ's picture

You are confusing Ukranians for Belerussians who are considered less ambitious and milk maidens. Much the same as Americans have feelings about Southerners or different ethniciticies.  Wonder what the Iraqies think about Americans now ?

Actually what people think about each other is irrelevant----it is all about Global Economic Strategy 

tonyw's picture

it's got nothing to do with ukrainians, the US is driving this and the ukrainian oligarchs care no more about the local citizens than do those in the west.

those ukrainian oligarchs didn't get their money by respecting other people and honest dealing, so why start now.


Jack Burton's picture

Putin is under pressure from Russian public opinion not to let the East Ukrainians be overrun by Kiev's military assaults. I think Putin knows this, his move to revoke invasion rights is a good move for now, as it can always be revoted. This hits the liars in Kiev where it hurts! No invasion means they must fight on their own without NATO coming to save them. I only hope Putin makes sure the East has all the military supplies it needs to beat up the Kiev military. If masacres take place by Kiev forces, Putin would have to do something. Or if he allows such a thing, his public will be very unhappy. Isn't that so Volkodav?

just-my-opinion's picture

I am a child and I hacked into your wanna play chess but I like Thurmo Nuclear war....why does this keep calling me back

Soul Glow's picture

RIght now Obama is asking his brass why they can't drone Russia.

insanelysane's picture

And the brass are responding with, "Don't you have a tee time to get to?"

Jack Burton's picture

Brass answers "Mr. President TOR M-2u, S-300 and S-400 anti aircraft systems. Backed by active and passive sensors with good anti jamming abilities". Thus Obama "the mad drone warrior" is shit out of luck.

Kid Loco's picture

Mr. President TOR M-2u, S-300 and S-400 anti aircraft systems

Shooting down drone with S-300 (or even S-400) is a horribly expensive idea!

SameAsItEverWas's picture

Shooting down drone with S-300 (or even S-400) is a horribly expensive idea!

Yup.  S-300 could take down current F-16 flying a combat mission.

Big fat slow drone with no defenses is vulnerable to fighter jet cannon fire, and easy prey for old AAMs like AIM-7 or AIM-9. 

Haus-Targaryen's picture

While I cannot see it now -- I am sure Putin is thinking 3 or 4 moves ahead of me at this point in time.  3 weeks from now I will look back on it and think "that was brilliant."

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

Putin isn't brilliant, he's just not an idiot. If your foe is intent on destroying itself, just sit back with a bottle of chilled vodka and enjoy the show.

El Vaquero's picture

He is formidable, you have to give him that.  He does nothing without a reason.  What the reason for this was I can only speculate, but you can rest assured that somebody is probably about to get fucked.  But formidable or not, he is a statist. 

BanksterSlayer's picture

Ditto ... this game is such a non-challenge for Putin that he must be getting bored already.

ParkAveFlasher's picture

"OK Byarry, gotta go, time to wrestle alligyator now, bye bye."

economics9698's picture

Putin went through what the USA is facing in 1989-91.  He knows how it will end and makes his moves accordingly.  Barry's head is all fucked up with Cloward-Piven bull shit.

Haus-Targaryen's picture

This is probably more insightful than you originally anticipated.

El Vaquero's picture

May we live in interesting times.


(We deserve it.)

ChiangMai's picture


15 Years of Putin

How Russia has changed in the last 15 years since Vladimir Putin came to power

pot_and_kettle's picture

Yup - someone once said Russians don't even take craps without a plan...

RaceToTheBottom's picture

"I wonder what # will be the USA reply?"


Crown me biotch!!!

Always a fruitfull checkers move when paying against someone playing chess.

Freddie's picture

Putin is man and he is not a traitor to the Russian people.  Some NWO dumb **cks over on Free Republic post anti-putin crap while the NWO is destroying America and the NWO hates Putin.

America is filled with cowards like that lying midget General Betray-us.  ***king coward.

LawsofPhysics's picture

No need for costly "war" when one can simply close a few valves.


caconhma's picture

To the great disappointment to ZH Putin fans, the great Putin said to Obama: No Mass. I surrender. Can I keep all my money in EU banks?

Today, Putin stated that he did not intend to invade Ukraine and, after all, their leaders are not fascists but good partners. As for Russian people, Putin does not give a shit about them.


ZH became a former KGB thug and thief propaganda outlet.