Russian Defense Minister Tells Troops "To Be In State Of Constant Battle Readiness"

Tyler Durden's picture

Having discussed his view that the Ukraine government is at fault for worsening the conflict, Russia's Putin explained to Angela Merkel that a "rising civilian toll has created a humanitarian crisis in Ukraine." However, it was Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu's comments that "the world has changed and changed dramatically," demanding that his troops "must be in constant combat readiness," are the most disconcerting as his strong tone in the following clip appears to confirm Poland and NATO's fears.


Putin's conversation with Merkel...

Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke by phone, exchanged views on “intensifying crisis situation” in Ukraine, Kremlin says in e-mailed statement.




Putin says “real political dialogue” needed between authorities in Kiev and representatives of rebels


Offensive by Ukrainian forces in southeast leads to mounting civilian toll, humanitarian problems: Putin

Shoigu starts talking (in Russian) at around 30 second mark, clip includes coverage of the military drills that are under way...


Excerpted Transcript (via NTV),

Sergey Shoigu, Russia's Defense Minister said that "Peacekeeping units should be in a state of constant battle readiness."


He added: "The world has changed, and has changed dramatically. As you know from previous examples, including in the brigade, peacekeeping units can be activated without warning."


After checking the 15th motorized rifle brigade of peacekeeping forces, the defense minister said that now all peacekeeping brigades are staffed exclusively by contractors, reported "Interfax".


Meanwhile, the humanitarian crisis in eastern Ukraine is getting worse by the day. Today the problems of those who are located in the eastern Ukraine zone where the Ukrainian army has been dispatched was discussed at an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council.


According to recent reports, the casualties of the conflict now amount to 1,400 people, with more than four thousand injured. In addition, about 300,000 people have fled their homes.

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"Prepare for the unexpected," Shoigu concludes...

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Wolferl's picture

Merkel: Right Vlad, in but in the end it´s that stupid moron in the WH but i can not do anything about it.

hedgeless_horseman's picture




As a product of American Affirmative Action prepares to face off against a product of the KGB over the Petrol Dollar and American hegemony, young Russian soldiers prepare to load a T-72 tank at the Ostryakovo railway station near Simferopol, Crimea, and a Latino-American public transportation driver prepares to load a young quarter-ton African-American Social Security disability insurance patient in front of a medical office building in Houston, Texas.

AldousHuxley's picture

Same shit different asshole.


That's the same story you will hear from USA TSA and also from pentagon to enlisties...



Elvis the Pelvis's picture

I don't see war breaking out.  Even the santions are weak.  Lip service got paid to the tragedy.  Now it's pretty much over.  Bitchez.

Save_America1st's picture

WATCH and LISTEN then PASS IT ON.  Excellent interview with Marine Colonel Pete Martino:  I See Something!

This is the TRUTH, "Folks"!!!

fx's picture

"...his strong tone in the following clip appears to confirm Poland and NATO's fears."

WTF?? It's the other way around. NATO creates feras and keeps provoking Russia and once russia responds with a tad harder voice it gets immediately sold as "we told you so - the 'evil' Russians want to go to war". It's a shame that such cheap propaganda stuff gets published here at zh. Do you think your readers here are all full retards?

Oracle 911's picture

Russians are so nice guys, they are giving warnings, now Shoigu said:

"We are prepared for the hot phase of WWIII. Are you prepared too?"

The entire situation can be loosely interpreted as:

"Back off and let the US$ (US imperium) die peacefully, or we will have the thermonucleary hot phase of the WWIII."

Please note: sooner or later the hot part of WWIII will escalate into a thermonuclear war, if the US gov don't back off.

Mark Urbo's picture

Yeah, gay Obama's a-hole......

MayIMommaDogFace2theBananaPatch's picture

I don't think Supplemental Nutrition is exactly what that person needs right now.  <g>

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Prof. Moody: Constant vigilance! Constant vigilance against the Dark Lord, he who must not be named.

daemon's picture

" .... a Latino-American public transportation driver prepares to load a young quarter-ton African-American Social Security disability insurance patient in front of a medical office building in Houston, Texas. "

...... to drive him to the next Marine Corps base ..... where he will be counted as three future elite soldiers.

hedgeless_horseman's picture



...where he will be counted as three future elite soldiers.

You failed to notice that he is a she holding an Obamaphone, which clearly identifies her as an ideal recruit in a Mechanized Urban Communication unit.  In WW2 we had Navajo Code Talkers.  In WWIII we will have Ebonic Code Talkers.  Good luck listening in on LaFonda and her friends Mr. Putin!

daemon's picture

" You failed to see he is a she holding an Obamaphone .... "

Sorry, I have the bad/good  habit of sitting far from the screen to protect my eyes. Next time I will take a closer look.  Thanks.

walküre's picture

The best line! Who says the American Empire is hopelessly lost! We gots Shaynaynay and her gang talkin' smack!

Good luck listening in on LaFonda and her friends Mr. Putin!


nosoeawe's picture

not to mention, he'll be counted in the "official white house employment numbers"


Bossman1967's picture

Bet America now would have listened to Mit Romney

nobodyimportant's picture

who is just another jew ass kisser!

Duffy Duck's picture

that is vile, and racist, and entirely basically true.

germanski's picture

T-72s are pretty out of fashion, that's like a German Leo 1


T-90 are more like Leo 2's, lets say relative combat value 0.5

RECISION's picture

Depends what you are fighting really...

Urban Redneck's picture

And if you happen to find yourself fighting any sort of main battle tank in the future, it might be useful to know how the treads and tracks on MBTs are put together, since any tank basically immobile without them, and they can be removed with a simple breaker-bar (big-ass-socket-wrench).

WARNING: Use of hand tools is dangerous, do not use hand tools while vehicle is running. If emergency braking is required while vehicle is in motion please contact the nearest explosive/demolition expert for an explosive device suitable for removing large size hardened steel bolts from a moving vehicle.

JamesBond's picture

My bets on the fat bitch if the russians try to take away her check.

RafterManFMJ's picture

Yea, assaulting a tank with a breaker bar.

Sounds like a solid plan.

A good way to take down an attack helicopter is to throw fishing line into the rotors,

Urban Redneck's picture

You should really read the WARNINGS before trying to be a smart ass... Incidentally, a breaker bar can also disable a helicopter, plane, truck, boat, train or just about any other vehicle used by military oppressors today, if one understands the mechanics of the vehicle and what they are trying to accomplish.

COSMOS's picture

Somebody here posted a video a while back of someone taking down a helicopter by throwing something at it.  I forgot the details but it was pretty cool.

RafterManFMJ's picture

Slavish attention to detail is the bane of smartassery.

"Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world." - Archimedes

Urban Redneck's picture

Well, I have openly plead guilty to multiple counts of being a smart ass.

Duffy Duck's picture

I wouldn't want to be anywhere near the inside of a tank in any future serious engagement.

beaglebog's picture

And I wouldn't want to be anywhere near the outside of a tank in any future serious engagement.



Between us, we've got all the angles covered.

Bossman1967's picture

And maybe Putan will show what a real war mongerer looks like and help our president find his balls except for the ones one his wife. Sad days for America that I love my country and need to say that our president makes Jimmy Carter look agressive

Bingo Hammer's picture

"And maybe Putan will show what a real war mongerer looks like"


You really are behind the times it seems...if you want to see the worlds SUPREMO Warmongers and how they operate, just check out the pics & histories of:

Benjamin Netanyahu, George Bush, Tony Blair, "Billary" Clinton, David Cameron, Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, Susan Rice, Condelezza Rice, Michael Chertof, the Joint Chiefs & Staff of US military, XIE/Academie, the Saudi Royal family, and last but not least Obama and 85% of the US Congress, just to name a few.

Sorry, but Putin, is UTTERLY outclassed in the warmonger catergory when up against all of the above 

Seer's picture

After reading that list of names I have to go wash my eyes out with battery acid...

25or6to4's picture

Super job hedge! You made my night and every other red blooded ZHers' night. Thanks

piratepiet's picture

Select 4 pictures that fit your narrative. 

Silly Propaganda. 

jballz's picture


Fuck you horseman I can't stop laughing and never a truer meme has made it here.

Putin's a psycho cocksucking murderer but I would vote for him given the list of options. At least Snowden could come home then.

Fuck it all the ebola is right on schedule or a couple years late.


cassotto's picture

@jballz "at least Snowden could come home then"???

dyou really think Snowden would be alive today if he was a russian agent pulling that same prank?

dyou have any idea how many journalists have been murdered in Russia under Putin's rule, who knows how many of those were ordered or sanctioned by him

JamesBond's picture

"The world has changed and left me here."

tony wilson's picture

eye seen der mossad and der cia reports



dem putnik tanks  above and belows


day made of papermache


and in ukrainia rains

day go soggy

and fold


my fallow americains

we can win this


lets roll



Winston Churchill's picture

When they shoot some majors and leutenants for faking readiness reports,

I will believe it.

disabledvet's picture

Prepare to be surprised.

The price of coal has collapsed. There is no need for this.