It Begins: Ukraine Troops Destroy Part Of "Armed" Russian Convoy, Stocks Crash

Tyler Durden's picture

Things just escalated notably - (Via Bloomberg):

  • *UKRAINE FORCES ATTACK ARMED CONVOY FROM RUSSIA: LYSENKO 
  • *UKRAINE TROOPS 'DESTROY' PART OF ARMED CONVOY: LYSENKO
  • *UKRAINE'S POROSHENKO: CONFIRMED APC INCURSION TO CAMERON

Reuters reports,

Ukrainian artillery destroyed a "significant" part of a Russian armoured column that crossed into Ukraine during the night, President Petro Poroshenko told British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday, according to the presidential website.

 

Separately, a Ukrainian military spokesman said Ukrainian forces had tracked the Russian armoured column as soon as it crossed onto Ukrainian soil."Appropriate actions were undertaken and a part of it no longer exists," military spokesman Andriy Lysenko told journalists.

We await Putin's response...

  • *RUSSIA CONCERNED AT ATTEMPTS TO DISRUPT AID CONVOY
  • *RUSSIA SAYS IT'S GETTING INFO OF DIRECT THREATS TO CONVOY
  • *RUSSIA SAYS UKRAINE INTENSIFIES MILITARY OPS TO DISRUPT CONVOY

EU & US Stocks and bond yields (and Ruble) are tumbling, gold rising.

Of course we noted this last night...

As The Guardian reports,

While the white trucks came to a halt well short of Ukraine's border, a different Russian convoy did cross into Ukrainian territory late on Thursday evening.

 

The Guardian saw a column of 23 armoured personnel carriers, supported by fuel trucks and other logistics vehicles with official Russian military plates, travelling towards the border near the Russian town of Donetsk.

 

 

After pausing by the side of the road until nightfall, the convoy crossed into Ukrainian territory, using a rough dirt track and clearly crossing through a gap in a barbed wire fence that demarcates the border. Armed men were visible in the gloom by the border fence as the column moved into Ukraine.

 

Kiev has lost control of its side of the border in this area.

 

The trucks are unlikely to represent a full-scale official Russian invasion, and it was unclear how far they planned to travel inside Ukrainian territory and how long they would stay. But it was incontrovertible evidence of what Ukraine has long claimed – that Russian troops are active inside its borders.

 

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The armoured column seen by the Guardian appeared to be further evidence of Russia's incursions, which the Kremlin has repeatedly denied.

 

Read more here...

But stocks didn't care...

But do now...

 

A reminder of the comparative anxiety in bonds and stocks...

 

From Reuters:

  • UKRAINIAN MILITARY SPOKESMAN SAYS UKRAINE FORCES ENGAGED RUSSIAN ARMOURED COLUMN ON UKRAINIAN SOIL AND "PART OF IT NO LONGER EXISTS"
  • UKRAINIAN MILITARY SPOKESMAN SAYS UKRAINIAN FORCES HAD TRACKED RUSSIAN ARMOURED COLUMN AFTER IT CROSSED BORDER INTO UKRAINE
  • RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY SAYS UKRAINIAN FORCES ENGAGING IN INTENSE FIGHTING IN EASTERN UKRAINE TO STOP HUMANITARIAN AID TO THE REGION

The result...

 

The Ruble snapped lower but is recovering..

 

But stocks knew better?

Chart: bloomberg

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SoberOne's picture

I am shocked. SHOCKED! 

Save_America1st's picture

QUICK!!! SMASH THE PRECIOUS METALS MARKET.....

Oh wait....they already DID!

PM's on sale again today, bitchez!  Stack 'em high!

knukles's picture

There's a community somewhere missing an organizer

hedgeless_horseman's picture

 

 

  • *UKRAINE FORCES ATTACK ARMED CONVOY FROM RUSSIA: LYSENKO

Bullish, if you are a Northern European that cuts wood for a living.

BaBaBouy's picture

This Had To Be A Pre-Emtive Settup to SELL-DOWN GOLD, Before All Hell Breaks Loose (Planned?) In UKR...

nope-1004's picture

Putins' response is when the market will really react.

 

Latina Lover's picture

Re destroying Russian Convoy.  These are typical Kiev Kriminal fascist tactics: if you can't steal it, dominate it or sell it, you destroy it.

Notice how  mention of MH17 has disappeared from the controlled western media? If the recovered black boxes proved Russian Guilt, you can bet that Anderson Cooper pressitute would be headlining it.

And now we also know the answer why the Guardian and Telegraph were pushing the Russian armed  convoy invasion, with no evidence other than a photograph that could have been taken anywhere.

 

Badabing's picture

This all seems premeditated gold gets smacked down at 8:00 EDT just before a jump caused by "an unpredictable event"
The convoys new name is Convoy Lusitania

AllThatGlitters's picture

Gold now bouncing back:

http://www.pmbull.com/gold-price/

Who got scared out of their metal before the bounce? Not many falling for the price slams these days, it seems.

maskone909's picture

gold should be up 100$ atleast SMH

RealityCheque's picture

Relax, give it a couple of hours.

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

Is this the same Ukrainian government that shot down an airliner? I wouldn't trust those fuckers if they claimed they shit this morning.

MarsInScorpio's picture

"Armed vehicles"? Really? Show us the pictures of the arms these vehicles possessed.

This is just like the Ukrainian shoot-down of MH17 - which we now know from photographic evidence taken of the cockpit area that it was shot down by the Ukrainian SU-25s trailing the flight. The cockpit area of the fuselage is riddled with 30mm cannon fire - exactly the arms these fighters use.There is absolutely no credible evidence of a BUK missile explosion - which would have vaporized the cockpit area.

And where are the air traffic controller tapes the Ukrainians promptly hijacked? Where is the Spanish ATC "Carlos" who diverted the flight 300 miles north to fly over the war zone? Where are the US satellite photos that the government won't release that where taken directly over the incident area at the exact time of the incident? Where is the military chat between ground controllers of the Ukrainian AF and the SU-25s? How do you explain the photographic evidence of graze marks on the wings headed directly towards the cockpit area?

And why were all these photos scrubbed off Google (which is "doing lots of evil" as an arm of the NSA / CIA / MIC) so the public can't get to them any longer?

Time for Bloomberg and the rest of the western propaganda operation - masquerading as "news" organizations - to get honest and admit the murderers are the Ukrainians.

And so it is with this situation. Maybe the MSM will remind everyone that the Kiev government is run by Right Sector Nazis. Maybe the MSM will remind everyone of the Nazis' statements they make about "ethnic cleansing" of Russians.

Maybe the MSM will call for the indictment of Victoria Nuland and her accessories to the serial felonies involved with spending $5-billion to overthrow a legitimate, democratically elected government - in absolute violation of US law.

No, the oligarchs of just 6 corporations own the MSM - and now the MSM is nothing but a lying, war propaganda machine for their special interests.

Congratulations Obama, Clinton, Kerry, McCain, Clapper, Dempsey, et. al - you've taken us another step closer to WW III.

You really are "collective insanity" . . .
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Old Man River's picture

There won't be pictures. Just accusations and obscure printed speculation wiith one or two images that are along the narrative but truthfully irrelevant.

 

I expect the RF to come out and say that nothing happened or simply say nothing at all.

Latina Lover's picture

Awesome post, Mars in Scorpio!  +10000

MarsInScorpio's picture

If that's really you in the photo, we need to "talk" . . .

 

I respect your posts. Thank you for the encouragement.

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The Big Ching-aso's picture

I don't know, man. I'm pretty skeptical of an armed Russian convoy that somehow in the dead of night whose whereabouts is revealed to the equivalent of a tabloid. Something smells fishy in St. Pete there comrade.

tony wilson's picture

mars scopio is dangus and a threat to israel they say given enough innocent jewish anne franks types he could be the new hitler.

he asks to many question  to be allowed to stay free.

a rabbi run fema camp awaits him : )

as for the images or lack of why cannot you guys just believe what camoron,obarme and nuttyyahoo says they got honest eyes and i am sure they have never slaughtered any children  at lord rothschilds estate in the oxbridge cuntryside

spacecadet's picture

Now tell us how you really feel

maskone909's picture

You would be mistaken to assume Russia does not have a contingency plan for this exact scenario.  things will start moving very quickly from here-on-in

813kml's picture

Assuming that the attack was real, can't trust someone named "LIE"SENKO.

AllThatGlitters's picture

Ask CNBC's Steve LIESman if he's trustworthy.

john39's picture

russia denies that any military convoy entered Ukraine:

http://rt.com/news/180584-border-russian-military-troops/

i suspect that if the ukranians blew any thing up, it was an aid convoy with the innocent people delivering the aid.

BigJim's picture

"Mr Putin! Yes OR no! Did the Ukrainians destroy part of a Russian military convoy after it violated Ukraine's precious sovereignty?"

"Er, well, I can't give you a 'yes' or 'no' answer, because there was no - "

"Yes OR no, Mr Putin! Yes OR no!"

11b40's picture

Is this Sean Hannity, or Bill O'Reilly?

BigJim's picture

Could be either, they both have the same 'brain' implants.

Implied Violins's picture

If you want a good laugh, search the 'net for Russell Brand's video commentaries on both those dudes. Three videos in all (I want to say, from his show 'The Trews'?). Absolutely searing comments, and eye-opening truths. I'm no Brand groupie, but the dude can bring it with the best of 'em.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

TYLER, it's 1900 Hrs (7 PM EST), and some of us Ukraineholics(c) would appreciate an UPDATE, SVP.  :-)

"Ukraineholics" (c) 2014 -Kirk

Flagit's picture

 

i suspect that if the ukranians blew any thing up, it was an aid convoy with the innocent people delivering the aid.

Weren't there suppose to be Red Cross members on that humanitarian convoy?

European American's picture

Who cares about the fucking casino of Wall Street! If the information is true, Porky signed his death certificate. Time to clear out the true insurgents in Kiev.

CheapBastard's picture

Yu can be sure they will not announce the really bad news until after the market closes.

Tabarnaque's picture

Just as Europe is blinking and rethinking the whole idea of economic sanctions against Russia as they finally understand that shooting themselves in their own foot isn’t such a great idea after all, the neocon Hegemon come once more with another false flag; Russian troops crossed the border and entered Ukraine. Of course they are quickly crushed and destroyed by the very professional and well equipped Ukrainian army. Look at the soon coming Youtube videos, some old undated pictures and a google map with handwriting on it

palmereldritch's picture

Nice overview.  You can literally see the progression you describe in the ZH headlines from this morning. Next up: Ukrainian social media to confirm the event.

Mesquite's picture

Looks like Mr. Soros's portfolio did well this am...

angel_of_joy's picture

"Re destroying Russian Convoy."

Considering that these guys lied about pretty much everything so far, I am quite curious about what really happened out there. I won't be too surprised to find out that, eventually, it was the other way aroud... Remember the first "news" about MH17 ? Time will tell...

ebear's picture

Maybe they hit their own guys trying to bug out?   That I would believe.

alus's picture

Looks like you're right. It might been own convoy they destroyed by GRADs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=oidlySgqW1A

tazmatic's picture

"If the recovered black boxes proved Russian Guilt,".... Hey latina, just exacly how are those black boxes going to prove who pulled the trigger?

surfer433's picture

Capt. MH17 "We are taking cannon fire from the Ukraine jet."

 

 

 

froze25's picture

We know that but the average person in the public needs to be reminded.  Bring it up in conversation over the weekend.  "Hey, what ever happended to the black box data?  You know if the Russians did it they would of been hammered in the media."  And keep hammering it home all weekend on facebook and everywhere else.

kliguy38's picture

Time to lock up the women now and open my Jack

y3maxx's picture

...USSA/UKRAINE, a desperation move w/ this false flag event.