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

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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?

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Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:44 | 5097446 l8apex
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Oh snap.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:45 | 5097459 SoberOne
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I am shocked. SHOCKED! 

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:46 | 5097469 Save_America1st
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QUICK!!! SMASH THE PRECIOUS METALS MARKET.....

Oh wait....they already DID!

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

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:49 | 5097492 knukles
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There's a community somewhere missing an organizer

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:50 | 5097499 hedgeless_horseman
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  • *UKRAINE FORCES ATTACK ARMED CONVOY FROM RUSSIA: LYSENKO

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

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:52 | 5097519 max2205
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HO LI FUC

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:55 | 5097551 BaBaBouy
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This Had To Be A Pre-Emtive Settup to SELL-DOWN GOLD, Before All Hell Breaks Loose (Planned?) In UKR...

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:56 | 5097562 nope-1004
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Putins' response is when the market will really react.

 

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:03 | 5097595 Latina Lover
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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.

 

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:11 | 5097682 Badabing
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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

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:23 | 5097769 AllThatGlitters
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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.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:27 | 5097807 maskone909
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gold should be up 100$ atleast SMH

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:05 | 5098048 RealityCheque
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Relax, give it a couple of hours.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:16 | 5098107 Gaius Frakkin' ...
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Is this the same Ukrainian government that shot down an airliner? I wouldn't trust those fuckers if they claimed they shit this morning.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:19 | 5098138 MarsInScorpio
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"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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Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:48 | 5098277 Old Man River
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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.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:05 | 5098372 Latina Lover
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Awesome post, Mars in Scorpio!  +10000

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:07 | 5098386 MarsInScorpio
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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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Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:29 | 5098528 dontgoforit
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What attack?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 14:01 | 5098526 The Big Ching-aso
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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.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 16:48 | 5099650 tony wilson
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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

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 16:53 | 5099680 spacecadet
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Now tell us how you really feel

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:27 | 5097812 TahoeBilly2012
Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:31 | 5097827 maskone909
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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

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:38 | 5097870 813kml
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Assuming that the attack was real, can't trust someone named "LIE"SENKO.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:47 | 5097935 AllThatGlitters
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Ask CNBC's Steve LIESman if he's trustworthy.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:51 | 5097955 john39
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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.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:58 | 5098004 BigJim
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"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!"

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:48 | 5098650 11b40
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Is this Sean Hannity, or Bill O'Reilly?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 14:51 | 5098954 BigJim
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Could be either, they both have the same 'brain' implants.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 17:20 | 5099787 Implied Violins
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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.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 19:07 | 5100148 Kirk2NCC1701
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TYLER, it's 1900 Hrs (7 PM EST), and some of us Ukraineholics(c) would appreciate an UPDATE, SVP.  :-)

"Ukraineholics" (c) 2014 -Kirk

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 16:26 | 5099513 Flagit
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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?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:39 | 5097885 European American
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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.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:40 | 5097893 CheapBastard
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Yu can be sure they will not announce the really bad news until after the market closes.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:33 | 5097845 Tabarnaque
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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

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 14:24 | 5098803 palmereldritch
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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.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:11 | 5097683 Mesquite
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Looks like Mr. Soros's portfolio did well this am...

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:06 | 5098378 Latina Lover
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Let's all act surprised.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:39 | 5097877 angel_of_joy
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"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...

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 15:42 | 5099225 ebear
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Maybe they hit their own guys trying to bug out?   That I would believe.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 17:42 | 5099865 alus
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Looks like you're right. It might been own convoy they destroyed by GRADs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=oidlySgqW1A

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:38 | 5098232 tazmatic
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"If the recovered black boxes proved Russian Guilt,".... Hey latina, just exacly how are those black boxes going to prove who pulled the trigger?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 17:58 | 5099914 surfer433
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Capt. MH17 "We are taking cannon fire from the Ukraine jet."

 

 

 

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:44 | 5098257 froze25
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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.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:00 | 5097597 kliguy38
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Time to lock up the women now and open my Jack

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:02 | 5097605 y3maxx
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...USSA/UKRAINE, a desperation move w/ this false flag event.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:32 | 5097834 Frank N. Beans
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what's so false about it?

 

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:40 | 5097888 angel_of_joy
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Its result, maybe ?

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