Pentagon Demands Russia Remove Convoy "Immediately" As NYT Reports Russians Firing Artillery In Ukraine

Tyler Durden's picture

The Russian military has moved artillery units manned by Russian personnel inside Ukrainian territory in recent days and is using them to fire at Ukrainian forces, New York Times reported, citing NATO officials. The Russian move, NYTimes reports, represents a significant escalation of the Kremlin’s involvement in the fighting there and comes as a convoy of Russian trucks with humanitarian provisions has crossed into Ukrainian territory without Kiev’s permission. The US is now getting involved, as WSJ reports,

  • Pentagon calls on Russia to 'Remove Vehicles Immediately' From Ukraine
  • Kirby says "very concerned" by Russian convoy in Ukraine.

Ukrainian Security Service chief Valentyn Nalyvaichenko said the move amounted to a "direct invasion," and The Pentagon has warned "failure to [remove its vehicles] will result in further costs and isolation."

  • NATO SAYS RUSSIAN ARTILLERY SUPPORT BEING USED AGAINST UKRAINE
    NATO SAYS MULTIPLE REPORTS OF DIRECT RUSSIAN INVOLVEMENT

Time for some YouTube clips?

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As NYTimes reports,

The Russian military has moved artillery units manned by Russian personnel inside Ukrainian territory in recent days and is using them to fire at Ukrainian forces, NATO officials said on Friday.

 

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Since mid-August NATO has received multiple reports of the direct involvement of Russian forces, “including Russian airborne, air defense and special operations forces in Eastern Ukraine,” said Oana Lungescu, a spokeswoman for NATO.

 

“Russian artillery support — both cross-border and from within Ukraine — is being employed against the Ukrainian armed forces,” she added.

And as WSJ reports, The US is not happy...

  • *KIRBY SAYS RUSSIA FACES COSTS, ISOLATION IF CONVOY REMAINS
  • *KIRBY SAYS AID CONVOY SHOULDN'T BE EXCUSE TO CROSS BORDER
  • *KIRBY SAYS RUSSIA CONTINUES TO ADD TROOPS NEAR UKRAINE BORDER
  • *KIRBY SAYS RUSSIAN FORCE NEAR UKRAINE INCREASINGLY READY, ARMED
  • *KIRBY SAYS `A LOT OF EQUIPMENT' HAS BEEN MOVED INTO UKRAINE
  • *GENERAL BREEDLOVE SAYS RUSSIAN CONVOY IN UKRAINE A CAUSE FOR CONCERN

 

The United States is very concerned about the movement of a Russian convoy into Ukraine in violation of its territorial integrity and is calling on Moscow to withdraw its equipment and personnel immediately, the Pentagon said on Friday.

 

"This is a violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity by Russia," Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, told a briefing. "Russia must remove its vehicles and its personnel from the territory of Ukraine immediately. Failure to do so will result in additional costs and isolation."

No, not more "costs" - Germany, which is about to enter full blown recession, is crying uncle already. Just ask the NSA...

And the Russian denial...

  • CHURKIN: NO RUSSIAN MILITARY FORCES IN UKRAINE
  • CHURKIN: NO PROOF OF RUSSIAN ARTILLERY IN UKRAINE

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JustObserving's picture

Since when can you believe anything from the New York Times?

knukles's picture

Guess what time it is, kids!
It's Stompy Feet Time!

further costs and isolation of whom, by whom and for whom?
the people of course, silly!

Syrin's picture

Obama sucks ass, figuratively, and literally.

ForWhomTheTollBuilds's picture

Been dutifully listening to Steven Cohen on the John Bachelor show.  They are obviously pro Russian, but they make a good case in the latest interview that the very existence of this convoy has gone a long way to making western Europe see the scope of the humanitarian crisis in the East and America and Kiev's utter indifference to same.

 

Combined with recent repeated Kiev chicken little screams of "invasion" that even the US says it cannot confirm and I think Putin probably feels like he can do this with Germany's implied consent. People are begininng to see Kiev's utter corruption/incompetance so unless something big happens, Putin appears to be winning again, simply by "not losing".

 

Looks like the rebels defending the cities will be well fed.

JRobby's picture

Surgical nuke strike time?

knukles's picture

Maybe in selected parts of West Africa for Humanitarian reasons...
....and that not be far from the troof, maybe

JRobby's picture

Like in "Aliens". It's the only way to be sure.

clade7's picture

What?  No red line?  Screw it then...on to France!  Besides, has any of these guys ever tried to back up and turn around a big rig loaded with tanks on a donkey trail?

Unpossible!

IANAE's picture

o/t ... it is entertaining to watch the State Dept pressers when the reporters badger, err, ask repeatedly "is the [fill in the action] a red line?" to which they are curtly told "I am not going to use that word..."

 

 

Renewable Life's picture

"The Pentagon"
LMFAO, like they have the nuts to do anything but bluster about and look incompetent like they are??

A bunch of whacko's from around the world get together in Northern Iraq 4-5 years ago, like some sick Jihadist Burning Man, and turn themselves into the "the most dangerous force and threat to the free world since Hitler" and you dumb motherfucka's in the Pentagon not only didn't see it coming, but indirectly and directly armed and outfitted these whacko's, and now we are all suppose to respect and believe what you dipshits have to say about anything, including the Ukraine????

Follow the lead on your commander and get your asses to the golf course, before you fuck up things even worse then they already are!! It's time for the adults on the planet to run shit now!!

clade7's picture

No doubt!  The Pentagon should change its name to the 'White Castle' or or at the very least "Cracker Barrel"  With five sides, think of the amount of traffic they could run through the drive through!

goldhedge's picture

A bunch of whacko's from around the world get together in Northern Iraq 4-5 years ago, like some sick Jihadist Burning Man, and turn themselves into the "the most dangerous force and threat to the free world since Hitler" and you dumb motherfucka's in the Pentagon not only didn't see it coming, but indirectly and directly armed and outfitted these whacko's, and now we are all suppose to respect and believe what you dipshits have to say about anything, including the Ukraine????

 

x100

Karl von Bahnhof's picture

Noo, if they like, they can keep the name Pentagram.

froze25's picture

I guess its been about 103 years now?

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

1. The Mew York times prints "everything fit to print" per its owners.

2. The "Pentagon" is now speaking for the US Gov?  Really!?

Tell those fat, overpaid, over-rated cunts to first get the hell out of 120 countries, and stop bombing and murdering millions of live that they are responsible for.  At this point, w/o exaggeration, it is fair to say (on an objective basis), that the Pentagon has taken more lives and is responsible for more deaths than were killed in German Concentration Camps -- as horrible as that was.  FUCK the Pentagon!

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

NYT - News for birds that shit on print

holmes's picture

Sorry, NYT. I always root against the neo-nazis.

Iwanttoknow's picture

you mean jew york times,right?

Hippocratic Oaf's picture

Haha

"Immediately"

Putin no give shit!

czarangelus's picture

It makes you look irrelevant when you make shrill threats you can't back up with anything credible.

Duffy's picture

Putin needs to set up a no fly zone over novorussiya  - fast.

Global Hunter's picture

Novorussiya Armed Forces already have that covered unofficially.

RattNRoll's picture

Putin to Pentagram  ---> Fuck, I must break you.

ptoemmes's picture

Putin or ISIL.  ISIL or Putin.  Obama chooses putting.

Wahooo's picture

Fuck you America. Not even us citizens support you anymore.

froze25's picture

US Citizens mostly do, Americans do not.  Americans have been here longer.  US Citizens didn't exist untill the 14th admendment.

NotApplicable's picture

And even now, they only exist within the abstractions known as belief systems. So, you're only a citizen if you believe you are one.

Freddie's picture

The military, state dept, Pentagon and alphabet agencies are all liars and all violate The Constitution.  If you let your kid join the military it is child abuse.

COSMOS's picture

They forgot to mention the money and equipment the CIA gave them lol

froze25's picture

Hey don't forget about the Saudis.

Utah_Get_Me_2's picture

'Columbia University Assistant Professor and former RAND Corporation analyst, Austin Long, explains how ISIS has used a variety of tactics to fund its violent operation.'

Tactics like happily accepting training, intelligence and equipment from NATO, CIA, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

The level of fraud, deception and Orwellian insanity is truely becoming hard to handle on a day to day basis.

NotApplicable's picture

Yet people go on and on about how government schools are failing, when they are succeeding on all fronts that matter to TPTB.

 

Utah_Get_Me_2's picture

Agreed. Success is a matter of opinion. If you think teaching 2+2=5 is complete insanity and setting up children to be vapid, low IQ consumers you are correct. However, if you think it's being done due to 'incompetance' or 'stupidity' and it's not intentional you probably listen to Glenn Beck.

The same people who say the govt schools are failing are the same people who think Obama actually makes decisions and is incompetant, detached and unqualified to be President. His tenure as the figurehead for the wider agenda of the TPTB has been an astonishing success by almost every metric.

Success is in the eye of the beholder.  

taraxias's picture

oh I feel so much better now, safer too

Freddie's picture

It would be nice if this ebola patient in Sacremento would go over to the state capitol and throw up, sneeze and shit everywhere.  It might make California - lee of a hell hole.

knukles's picture

.... not a good idea to write that thought, Knuks.

Parrotile's picture

Ebola tests negative.

Seeing as the current problem in the Congo is "Not Ebola", maybe he's got "Not Ebola" instead??

SoDamnMad's picture

Sell Mortimer, Sell

(And buy gold)

JulienFR's picture

Russia to USA ==> the United States does not have a monopoly on humanism.

Tjeff1's picture

Sounds bullish.  Stawks thinks so too.

Winston Churchill's picture

I'll , i'll hold my breathe until you give in.

I promise. I will.

Are they they getting the spokesmen from a kindergarten.

This is embarassing. Have these psychopaths got no self respect ?

mtndds's picture

Why does shit always happen on a friday?

knukles's picture

I was just thinkin' the same thing....
If it's Friday it's got to be fucked....

Dr. Engali's picture

It's like POMO Tuesday used to be. Buy on the WWIII dip on Friday and sell on the POMO rip on Tuesday. We'll call this Fear mongering Fridays.

suteibu's picture

Just setting the plebes up for the weekend bullshit shows.