A Full Look Inside The Russian Humanitarian Convoy (And The Tanks Surrounding It)

Tyler Durden's picture

The Russian 'aid' convoy continues to wend its way closer and closer to the East Ukraine border. As NYTimes reports, moving at a steady 50 miles per hour, more than 200 commercial trucks and some army trucks with white tarpaulins set out before daybreak from a military base in the city of Voronezh, where the convoy had halted for more than a day after protests from Kiev. It is now around 30 miles east of Ukraine, stopped in Kamensk-Shakhtinsky. Here is the a full look at the convoy, its contents, and the helicopters and tanks surrounding it...


The start...








The convoy is close to the Ukraine border:

Inside the convoy:

And these are carefully following:

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Putin told reporters, "all this is going on in complete coordination with and under the aegis of the Red Cross."

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Headbanger's picture

The tanks are just in case a truck get stuck in the mud

power steering's picture

That's a helluva Trojan horse

Joe Davola's picture

Russia putting flip flops on the ground in Ukraine.

power steering's picture

I'm wearing mine right now. BTW the fruit bat shipment is a gift for the parliment in Kiev

Manthong's picture

Maybe ISIS can ship a few hundred thousand tons of US munitions up to Kiev to help in the welcoming party and fireworks display.. along with a few fruit bats.

SafelyGraze's picture

the convoy is headed to missouri


mvsjcl's picture

I was disappointed that none of the vans held loud speakers.

TahoeBilly2012's picture

Could you imagine the US trying to deliver aid to Puerto Rico if Cuba had been shelling civilians (with Russian support) and being given shit. I can't.

Manthong's picture

“none of the vans held loud speakers.”

Cue Vagner!.. Flight of the Valkyries

Breathe in the smell of fresh napalm in the morning.

I could get one of those trucks to do 30 Hz at 155db at two hundred meters.

Stuck on Zero's picture

I wonder if Putin would welcome such an aid convoy into Russia?


Squid Viscous's picture

They look more like "Lord Boards"... hopefully the combat boots are nearby 

Urban Redneck's picture

The convoy is pawn. Based on their location, it looks like yesterday's deal is off the table, and it might now be a sacrificial pawn.

dracos_ghost's picture

I heard it's just the filming of "Smoky and the Bandit: The Final Solution". Just a rumour though.

Ignatius's picture

Though in this case the Bandit is bringing Stoly.

Hook Line and Sphincter's picture

"there was even a 'bear' in the air"

uh.. yeah that was from the movie Convoy

Reptil's picture

Why would you think that?
Russia looking like the saving angel is immesurably good for support, throughout the slavic zone and across the world.
If they pull some trojan horse shit, that would paint them as the untrustworthy villain.
So that would be exactly what Kiev said, and counter Russia's interest.
Apart from that, if the russians wanted to invade they'd do it with a huge force and quickly.
Trojan horses aren't their style either. Total obliteration of the landscape however, is.
Putin seems to have grasped "Walk softly and carry a big stick".
So, this is how you win "hearts and minds" in a propaganda war. Not by drone-bombing the crap out of some brown people.

mvsjcl's picture

And helo's can fly ahead and report road conditions.

Sudden Debt's picture

anything to keep that truck with that nuke under those grain bags rolling :)


but damn... I hope I never need help like that....





Bankster Kibble's picture

The steak is on its way from Argentina - just signed new trade deals for top angus.

tony wilson's picture

sudden debt

i just spoke to putin he says he all out of

gefelta fish,

Knishes, Blintzes and
Jewish Apple Cakes.

he suggests you chew on the remaining part of you kosher cock and

get back to der talmud and pray to satan  for help: )

teslaberry's picture

hey thomas sawyer take yer trolling ass out of these comment boards.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Maybe you are thinking of Patrick Sawyer?  The Ebola guy?

Or Francis Sawyer, the Psycho from Stripes?

BigJim's picture

He's not Francis Sawyer, completely different style.

IridiumRebel's picture

Cause we got a Russian convoy
Rockin' through the night.
Yeah, we got a Russian convoy,
Ain't she a beautiful sight?
Come on and join our convoy
Ain't nothin' gonna get in our way.
We gonna roll this Kiev putsch 'Cross the Ukraine.

GetZeeGold's picture



We're gonna feed you.....then we're gonna kill you.

taoJones's picture

Or perhaps:

First we're gonna feed you, then we're gonna take out the ones who made you go hungry...

Winston Churchill's picture

Putin is just using the Ukes tactics against them.

He is goading them into attacking the relief convoy.

If they do he wins, if they don't he wins.

The Ukes are crazy enough to attack it though.

Unknown User's picture

They have no choice. If they get where they are going, Ukes will not win over the rebels.

Aid from Russia -> Russia = good and Ukes = bad

LawsofPhysics's picture

Exactly.  The history and culture of the region is clear, this would be akin to Russia trying to tell us want to do after Texas had left the union and a similar separatist movement had begun there.  Plenty of piplines in texas too.

Fucking stupid.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

This is why Eastern Ukraine and Russia are genetically and culturally practically identical.

Geography.   The steppe goes for miles and miles.  There are no natural barriers to impede your progress, from Moscow to Kiev (well, there are swamps, but they are west of Moscow, not near Kiev)

Of course, because of its western borders, Ukraine is now more westernized than Russia.    Look at Lviv, its been part of Poland, Polish-Lithuania, Austria, Austria-Hungary,  Western Ukraine, AND... The Soviet Union.

Thats just wide open country.  Back in the day, it was ideal for cavalry, cossacks and the like.  These days?  Convoys, it would seem.

Reptil's picture

eeh no that would not be a correct comparison at all. Donbass is very close to Russia.

Escapeclaws's picture

I guess they're Russian trucks, but where are the hammer and sickle insignias?

N2OJoe's picture

Those are on Zero's Secret Service trucks.

wallstreetaposteriori's picture

Putin told reporters, "all this is going on in complete coordination with and under the aegis of the Red Cross."


More like the RED STAR.

SoDamnMad's picture

No  The Red Cross (ICRC) is not part of this.  The RC (div of the FSB) is in complete corrdination.  This is the attack phase.

Some of the trucks are commo trucks a flat bed had a radar unit of the S400 AD system.

the phantom's picture

Source? John Kerry, is that you??? (Please no Facebook or youtube clips, John)

Manthong's picture

I was losing faith for a while there because I did not seem to see any semblance of cosmic justice.

The pouchy jowls on the current sqirreletary of state provides a bit of hope.

He appears to be reverting to his rat ancestry.

Now, how can we convince him to have a bushy tail added on.

JohninMK's picture

Could be a bit wrong there.

For a start the AD radar you are talking about would probably be the one caught on film (intentionally?) in the first film of the convoy to hit the 'net. If it is, you have made two/three incorrect conclusions:

- the radar unit filmed was self propelled, not on a flat truck. Most heavy and important Russian equipment is self propelled, for obvious reasons, mainly MBT and SP guns go on low loaders. It saves their tracks and the roads.

- it was a S300 not S400 radar unit filmed. The S300 radar filmed was the low level optimised version, particularily valuable for protecting a convoy.

- it is not suitable for use with a convoy as it takes a while to erect, the Russians have far better convoy protection SAMs if they needed them.

- it would probably not need to leave Russia as its range, especially if on a hill, would extend to Luhansk.

All the above has already been posted on ZH, with links.

If you disagree with the above please put your point across with links, or just stop being a troll.

LawsofPhysics's picture

Only America and it's western allies can be allowed to "provide humanitarian aid".

Any questions?

JustObserving's picture

Because the droner-in-chief has the Power of the Nobel Prize backing his every move while Putin has only been nominated for it.

power steering's picture

It's still early. The winner isn't announced till January

atthelake's picture

I cannot imagine the same corrupt Nobel Committee, who gave Obama a Peace Prize (for what?), giving Putin that same Prize. The Nobel Peace Prize Committee is too corrupt. 

JustObserving's picture

Don't forget infinite NSA spying which can be followed by gentle persuasion.

grgy's picture

Politics will never, ever allow Putin to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Besides, would he really want to be a participant in the same disgraced organization that awarded it to Obama?