Putin Defies Western Warning, Will Send "Aid Convoy" To East Ukraine

Tyler Durden's picture

This may get messy.

Following days of loud warnings by the West that Putin should not take any moves to send "humanitarian" aid into East Ukraine, due to western fears that this would be merely a pretext for invasion, Putin said on Monday that Russia will go ahead and send an aid convoy to eastern Ukraine anyway.

As was reported earlier, Ukraine announced that Russia has amassed 45,000 troops on its border, following by the now-daily NATO threat that there was a "high probability" that Moscow could intervene militarily in the country's east, so to many this is just the catalyst that the Kremlin could use to enter the civil war-ridden territory to support ethnic Russians, but ultimately to conduct yet another "Crimea." As a reminder, despite the constant grumblings by the West and certainly Kiev, there is zero probability that the annexed territory will be relinquished by Putin. As a further reminder, it was the emergence of local mysterious "peacekeepers" that made the annexation of Crimea a quick and painless transition, one in which not a shot was fired. The concern is that that was merely the appetizer with the shale-rich Donbass region serving as the main course.

According to Reuters, European Commission President Barroso "delivered a blunt message in a telephone call with Putin on Monday. "President Barroso warned against any unilateral military actions in Ukraine, under any pretext, including humanitarian," the Commission said in a statement."  

The Kremlin, in its own account of the conversation, made clear that Moscow would indeed send help to largely Russian-speaking eastern Ukraine. We also doubt very much that Putin cared much if at all about any warnings uttered by the unelected Eurocrat.

"It was noted that the Russian side, in collaboration with representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross, is sending an aid convoy to Ukraine," the Kremlin statement said, without saying when the convoy was going.

And now that Putin's mind is made up, Ukraine has no choice but to accept, albeit with its so-called conditions:

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said he supported an aid mission but made clear it had to be an international effort under the aegis of the Red Cross, involving the European Union as well as Russia. Poroshenko said U.S. President Barack Obama had also backed the international plan when they spoke on the telephone on Monday.


The International Committee of the Red Cross made no immediate comment, although last weekend it issued a statement acknowledging receipt of an offer from Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov about organizing aid convoys.

Surely Russia will closely "heed" Ukraine's conditions.

To be sure, NATO is displeased. Quote its Secretary General Rasmussen: "We see the Russians developing the narrative and the pretext for such an operation under the guise of a humanitarian operation, and we see a military build-up that could be used to conduct such illegal military operations in Ukraine," he said.

And yet, Russia appears set to enter east Ukraine despite NATO objections.

It goes without saying that all it would take for a full blown escalation, one that not even the algo-driven market could ignore, would be a Russian casualty operating in Ukraine under a "humanitarian" umbrella, wether legitimate or due to a "false flag" attack, before the facade of artificial stability on Ukraine's east border crumbles and what was until now a civil war morps into a full-blown international conflict.

Update 1: the readout of the Obama-Poroshenko phone call:

The President spoke this morning with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko about the ongoing crisis in eastern Ukraine.  President expressed his strong support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.  The two leaders agreed that any Russian intervention in Ukraine without the formal, express consent and authorization of the Ukraine government would be unacceptable and a violation of international law.  President Poroshenko also noted the continued shelling of Ukraine’s territory from Russia.  President Poroshenko updated the President on his engagement with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on the effort to deliver multilateral humanitarian aid to the distressed populations in eastern Ukraine.  The President noted the urgency of such humanitarian efforts and encouraged President Poroshenko to continue to exercise restraint and caution in military operations in order to avoid civilian casualties.  In light of the ongoing violence and instability, the President and President Poroshenko agreed that all parties should prioritize diplomatic efforts toward finding a political resolution to the crisis.

Update 2: From RIA:

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davidalan1's picture

Good Lord,


Lets get it on already, enough stalling....

JaKst3r's picture

Need to have it over before the gas comes back on!

knukles's picture

Booyah!  Buy the fucking nuclear holocaust.

                            Arms for Armageddontm

JaKst3r's picture

You can always take shelter under that table...


See the flash and dash for cash/phyz :)

ZerOhead's picture

Didn't 400 Ukrainian troops invade Russian territory a week or so ago?


What is Vlad waiting for?

JaKst3r's picture

Desertion is different from invasion... allegedly.

7.62x54r's picture

They wanted to be Dreamers.

Four chan's picture

he should putin his troops and quit stalin. we wont go obaman to protect them.

strannick's picture

America can sent aid/arms, but nobody else can

CuttingEdge's picture

As funny is the fact that the following story has been buried by the MSM - they really are a fucking joke these days.

Malaysians point the finger at the Ukrainian government over the downing of MH 17:


socalbeach's picture

Here's an image capture of a Malaysian New Straits Times article on MH17 in case anyone missed it when I posted it on a different thread.


froze25's picture

I just finished reading that, very informative unlike the bull shit the main stream press has been pushing.  I can sum up that as "Russia bad, very bad".  Now don't get me wrong here the Russian elite and the American Elite will use this as a means to reduce freedoms for thier people on both sides.  The only diffrence I see is that it seems that the Russian elites still want a people to rule over while the American / EU elite's / Banksters are going full blown retard with thier population reduction Agenda 21 plan.

free_lunch's picture

What if this is all a big play? Just like the blue team/red team show?

This article makes one wonder:


VATICANT's picture

You should note Hodges' analysis of a russian invasion of ukraine, published april how in 72hrs Putin will control the east AND west ukraine

general ambivalent's picture

If they controlled that much territory then it wouldn't matter, they wouldn't need a ploy. It would be clamp down and wait out in the elysium time.

sleigher's picture

I have thought the same thing.  The only one who is going to free us from what we find ourselves in is us.  We the people.  Until then it is all controlled bullshit.

ebear's picture


Bill of Goods.

Bankers control both sides is just more propaganda designed to keep you quiet.  A clever ruse, nonetheless, since anyone investigating these events is by nature a skeptic and would likely buy into it.

How about this? There are no conspiracy theories that aren't fostered and controlled by the NWO PTB.  This follows from Bankers control both sides, so if you accept the former, the later is also likely true.

Conspiracy theories aside, it's apparent that:

1. Given its vast territories and position as a major oil producer, Russia has the potential to re-emerge as a world power challenging present US hedgemony.

2. The US is doing everything in its power to prevent this from happening.

Start there, and the rest falls into place.

FWIW, I believe a group of staunch nationalists, centered around Putin and the former KGB apparatus are doing everything they can to prevent a takeover of Russia by western financial interests, thus reducing Russia to just another client state.  This group emerged as a reaction to the blatant post-soviet power grab of certain western aligned oligarchs under Boris Yeltsin.

It's not that complicated really, and if you study the history of The Cold War, you'll see many similarities to the present situation.

To close, I'll paraphrase Stalin in regard to the alleged banker cabal:  

How many divisions do they have?

Bankers are a nice distraction and an easy scapegoat when things go awry, but they are by no means the whole story.   


Freddie's picture

Soros has been involved in eastern Europe and Russia for a long time and is behind Kiev as is McCain/Obama/NWO.   Someone financed the oligarchs to buy up aka steal and loot Russian industry and it was probably Soros and the Red Shield plus other dual citizens.

Putin started taking it all back and driving them to London, Israel and othe places.

Putin has some moles within Russia still working for the oligarchs and NWO trying to thwart him and the nationalists.  America has no nationalists.

free_lunch's picture

Bankers are on top of the hierarchy, they rule the world everything else is distraction. International bankers are not bound to borders or countries..

The Banker Aires His Views On The Right Of The Elite To Control Everyones Lives.:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peX4dBEF0Vg




A List of Goldman Sachs Ties to the Obama Government


UrbanMiner's picture

Hodges investigative depth is lacking, his suppositions are based on his own circular reasoning of what he believes is happening. Russia is without question, besides the United States, the most powerful military and information gathering power on earth. Russia has spies and infiltrators just as the U.S. does, they have stealth submarines off the U.S and European coasts, they have hackers with code ready to trip the western markets, they have the largest nuclear arsenal in the world, spy satellites and space based capabilities, hidden technology - just as the U.S - and advanced war research programs. The myth of the hardly functioning Russian military (which Russia coyly fosters) was true a decade ago, the reality now is much different. The bankers cannot just assasinate Putin, if they do they will be murdered one by one, or four by four, or by whatever means is deemed necessary. What you have is a balance of power, not so much in overall strength, but in the ability to deflect and use extreme force when needed.


As far as banning Russian oil, there is a little problem with that, demand is outstripping supply, where is Germany going to get the oil to run her economy if not from Russia who supplies 30-35% of it now? The bankers need stable and controlled markets, that is their infrastructure of control, if you threaten the market or it's mechanisms of control than the military and CIA operations begin - halting oil flows threatens the stability of the control mechanisms that are needed to keep the Empire at the pinnacle of control. The bankers are not omniscient, they are old family occultists, yes, but they have a hard time with the rebel spirit that resides in certain peoples, try as they may, they always seem to be thwarted in the end by the imperious human spirit. 


Gandulf's picture

The Fogh of War will be having anxiety attacks right about now. Libya proved he doesn't do humanitarian.

Renewable Life's picture

The West doesn't have the money nor the balls to rumble with Putin on the mans fucking border, get real!!

And for the record, we shouldn't even be fucking around over there at all in the first place, I'll be getting my Putin shirt too, if they even try that shit!

Pure Evil's picture

What are you talking about. They're setting up Vlad so that he'll be distracted in Ukraine while the US bombs ISIS all the way into Syria.

Looks like Qatar is finally gonna get its pipeline built.

Wouldn't doubt the US could give two fly squats less about E. Ukraine as long as they get Syria in the process.

froze25's picture

I wouldn't be so sure about that.  Don't forget that Biden's son is making some money over there now with Ukrain Nat Gas.

Crash N. Burn's picture

Say, you don't suppose the reason they're (Russia/China) getting the cold shoulder all of a sudden might have something to do with a certain banking idea?

Putin Blamed for #MH17 to Launch Attack on BRICS World Bank


Nah, couldn't be.

NoDebt's picture

"I would like to have seen Montana."

McMolotov's picture

At this point, Captain Ramius would probably regret his decision to defect.

r00t61's picture

If Tom Clancy were still alive, he'd have to write a new book called "The Hunt For Edward Snowden," in which the good and bad guys were reversed.

MontgomeryScott's picture

"I would like to have seen Montana."


No 'travel passes'...

beaglebog's picture

Don't fret ... Montana will come to you.

7.62x54r's picture

Fuck me. I live near a US nuc base.

FeralSerf's picture

Don't worry. Those nukes will be for a good cause.

You may want to practice the KAGB (Kiss Ass Good Bye) maneuver. You never know when it might come in handy.

Long uranium.

Captain Jack Sparrow's picture

I went long uranium when australia approved export to india then 3 days later a tsunami hit fukushima and i lost 90% of my investment. Its all timing fukn stock market :(

joego1's picture

They are humanitarian nukes, see the red cross on them?

joego1's picture

You should change to nato ammo there will be a lot laying around after the nukes start flying.

Hulk's picture

You should increase your heat shielding 500% ASAP ...

Pegasus Muse's picture

Paul Craig Roberts:  Washington’s Ukrainian Stooges Shot Down The Malaysian Airliner

It is as we thought–another Washington crime and lie designed to drive the world toward more war. 

Malaysian press charges Ukraine government shot down MH 17

A Thursday article in the New Straits Times, Malaysia’s flagship English-language newspaper, charged the US- and European-backed Ukrainian regime in Kiev with shooting down Malaysian Airlines flight MH 17 in east Ukraine last month.



OpEdNews Op Eds 8/9/2014 at 23:17:06 

Malaysian press charges Ukraine government shot down MH17



TeethVillage88s's picture

And yet we have to bear all the US control Freaks who define "Histrionics"

ZerOhead's picture

I bet the Malaysians are kicking themselves in the ASS for handing over the Cockpit Voice Recorder to the Dutch who then for some reason handed it over to British who probably gave it to MI6 and the CIA.

Nobody else had any speaker plug ins or headphones apparently...


They have the kit to analyse in minute detail what can be heard in the last few minutes of flight MH17. The information is incredibly sensitive so investigators gather in a sealed room so that only those who should be listening can listen.

There are four speakers on the walls creating a surround sound - anything to help the investigators hear exactly what went on. They may even hear any explosion.


Bastiat's picture

Four Speakers?>??!!!!  Surround sound?!@!!!   Whoa, dude!

ZerOhead's picture

It's a fucking JOKE.


The Dutch couldn't find four speakers.

Anyway everybody is still probably locked in the room or they would have told us by now.

Don't want anybody who shouldn't find out what happened to find out now would we?

Bastiat's picture

I'm not sure about the possibility about non-destructive downloads from a black box. If it's possible, Putin's got the content.  And the Russian's probably have a sealed room with 4 speakers and surround sound too.  If that's true, that might give them  pause about releasing any lies. 

Same goes for the ATC tapes seized by Porky.  You would have to be very naiive to assume that the Russians haven't been intercepting everything in the electromagnetic spectrum coming out of Ukraine  (including, of course ATC, something a kid with a shortwave can pick up).