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

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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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Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:42 | 5092155 Headbanger
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The tanks are just in case a truck get stuck in the mud

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:44 | 5092163 power steering
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That's a helluva Trojan horse

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:47 | 5092172 Joe Davola
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Russia putting flip flops on the ground in Ukraine.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:47 | 5092182 power steering
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I'm wearing mine right now. BTW the fruit bat shipment is a gift for the parliment in Kiev

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:09 | 5092268 Manthong
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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.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:11 | 5092285 SafelyGraze
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the convoy is headed to missouri


Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:04 | 5092615 mvsjcl
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I was disappointed that none of the vans held loud speakers.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:10 | 5092643 TahoeBilly2012
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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.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:33 | 5092779 VATICANT
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Looks like war is close

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:50 | 5093169 Manthong
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“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.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:36 | 5092786 Stuck on Zero
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I wonder if Putin would welcome such an aid convoy into Russia?


Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:12 | 5092986 Let them eat iPads
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Maybe a convoy to help the Chechens?

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:07 | 5093248 Zwelgje
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Or Iraq?

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:59 | 5092234 Squid Viscous
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They look more like "Lord Boards"... hopefully the combat boots are nearby 

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:51 | 5092201 Gmpx
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STOL Trojan horse

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:04 | 5092247 Urban Redneck
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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.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:09 | 5092271 dracos_ghost
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I heard it's just the filming of "Smoky and the Bandit: The Final Solution". Just a rumour though.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:10 | 5092653 Ignatius
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Though in this case the Bandit is bringing Stoly.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:46 | 5092840 Hook Line and S...
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"there was even a 'bear' in the air"

uh.. yeah that was from the movie Convoy

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:47 | 5093156 Reptil
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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.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:46 | 5092178 mvsjcl
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And helo's can fly ahead and report road conditions.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:56 | 5092210 Sudden Debt
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anything to keep that truck with that nuke under those grain bags rolling :)


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





Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:20 | 5092330 Bankster Kibble
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The steak is on its way from Argentina - just signed new trade deals for top angus.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:25 | 5092721 tony wilson
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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: )

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:10 | 5092980 teslaberry
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hey thomas sawyer take yer trolling ass out of these comment boards.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:18 | 5093012 Herd Redirectio...
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Maybe you are thinking of Patrick Sawyer?  The Ebola guy?

Or Francis Sawyer, the Psycho from Stripes?

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:25 | 5093332 BigJim
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He's not Francis Sawyer, completely different style.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:34 | 5092415 IridiumRebel
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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.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:43 | 5092157 GetZeeGold
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We're gonna feed you.....then we're gonna kill you.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:46 | 5092176 taoJones
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Or perhaps:

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

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:47 | 5092181 LawsofPhysics
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Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:54 | 5092221 Winston Churchill
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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.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:12 | 5092261 Unknown User
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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

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:01 | 5092488 LawsofPhysics
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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.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:05 | 5092938 Herd Redirectio...
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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.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:54 | 5093181 Reptil
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eeh no that would not be a correct comparison at all. Donbass is very close to Russia.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:00 | 5093213 where_is the_nuke
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Khazar DNA.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:44 | 5092160 Escapeclaws
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I guess they're Russian trucks, but where are the hammer and sickle insignias?

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:01 | 5092238 N2OJoe
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Those are on Zero's Secret Service trucks.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:44 | 5092165 wallstreetapost...
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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.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:00 | 5092233 SoDamnMad
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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.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:43 | 5092491 the phantom
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Source? John Kerry, is that you??? (Please no Facebook or youtube clips, John)

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:45 | 5093146 Manthong
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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.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:45 | 5093460 JohninMK
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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.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:47 | 5092173 LawsofPhysics
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Only America and it's western allies can be allowed to "provide humanitarian aid".

Any questions?

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:48 | 5092186 JustObserving
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Because the droner-in-chief has the Power of the Nobel Prize backing his every move while Putin has only been nominated for it.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:50 | 5092194 power steering
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It's still early. The winner isn't announced till January

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:21 | 5092341 atthelake
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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. 

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:24 | 5092351 JustObserving
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Don't forget infinite NSA spying which can be followed by gentle persuasion.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:58 | 5092573 grgy
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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?

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