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

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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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Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:53 | 5130194 JustObserving
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Since when can you believe anything from the New York Times?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:56 | 5130212 bobnoxy
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''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''...

Somewhere, George Orwell is scratching his head and saying, what?!

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:58 | 5130230 taraxias
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No shit. These fucks are so deep up their ass, they can't even keep the bullshit lies and the double-talk straight anymore.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:02 | 5130253 SoberOne
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And we are involved because of which treaty?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:10 | 5130293 knukles
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The Monroe Doctrine, silly
If we don't stop 'em in The Ukraine, we'll be fighting them under every rock in our backyards and gardens.
Talkin' about invasions and thinkin' about gardeners, how's that invasion form the South going domestically?

 

Let's start a war to distract the folks and get our ratings up, Valerie.
Or I could just say a few words at the turn...

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:13 | 5130313 Theta_Burn
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Oh..Natalia

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:22 | 5130354 pods
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The "Old Gray Lady" is nothing but a dried up old whore.

pods

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:24 | 5130379 MagicHandPuppet
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It's really sad when I have a gubbment that is so disgusting, corrupt and morally bankrupt that I actually like it when another disgusting, corrupt and morally bankrupt gubbment sticks it to them.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:34 | 5130439 codecode
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Uh, oh... there it is again... "Russia faces costs..."

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:43 | 5130494 max2205
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Did our intel sats go down?

Show some pictures!

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:55 | 5130530 Stuck on Zero
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I just spotted the convoy on I10 headed East from Santa Monica.

 

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 14:19 | 5130644 sushi
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Who is this NATO? Did anyone ever vote for it? Is is respobsible to anyone other than the MIC?

What about reports of Polish soldiers engaged in combat in the recent cauldron battles new the Russian border? What about USSA and the 5 billion spent provoking the conflict in Ukraine? Why are these NATO fucks so eager to see a war? And why is NATO even involved? Urraine is not a NATO member. It is a bankrupt failed state run by oligarchs with western sympathies who are happy to send untrained conscripts into battle with no weapons, and no food.

The world would be a better place if NATO were disbanded. Let Europe pursue its own interests.

 

 

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 15:58 | 5131276 Moccasin
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Great points! Canada sent 3 C17 cargo planes stuffed with helmets, night vision goggles, sleeping bags and bullet proof vests. Nobody in Canada agreed to it, just the far-right neo-con Emperor Harper and his cronies always get their way. Nobody in Canada said a thing, Canadians know their Emperor well, he just does whatever the neo-con Americans tell him to do. He is a good lap dog.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 16:29 | 5131420 Titus
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Fuck Victoria Nudelman. $5 billion USD spent on a regime change in Ukraine but there's no money for US citizens in Detroit.

I am really, really worried that Dr. Paul Craig Roberts is right. It's going to get much worse than Orwell imagined.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 00:48 | 5133335 Idaho potato head
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These bat shit crazy delinquents running the government are getting desperate . The old saying from the sixties: what if they gave a war and nobody came, seems to be valid again.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 16:12 | 5131327 mkkby
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NATO is just USSA with a token lackey from a few other countries thrown in for PR value.  USSA violates sovereign borders almost daily.  Now that someone else does it, they are outraged.  What a joke.

Of course, we all know NATO has been sending mercs and weapons to Ukraine for some time.  The lies and hypocrisy would make any sane person's head explode.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 16:43 | 5131471 Uncle Remus
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White MRAP er Bronco?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 16:52 | 5131502 HamRove
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Hey,

It's National Security A-hole......Why are you asking questions anyway? Don't you trust your Gubment? Where are your papers?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 14:09 | 5130585 Jack Burton
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I know how you feel! I try hard to look at both sides in this Ukraine affair. But the US and Ukrainian side is so evil and disgusting that it makes Russia and Putin look almost like good guys.

I watched a number of translated videos of West Ukrainian people confronting military and govenment officials over the draft laws and the fate of their family members already drafted to the war. The average people know what the new Kiev government is, the people demand they stop lying with every breath. Kiev's coup government was put there with American money, media and CIA actions on the ground, aka the sniper affair.

The US demands made of Russia are desighed to make it look like the mass defeats of the Ukrainian army attacking Donetsk look like a case of Russia invading and beating the Ukrainian army. THUS, the Kiev coup leaders can dodge responsibility for the many thousands of deaths of soldiers and the series of terrible battlefield defeats. The Kiev Junta is now screaming "We are fighting Russian artillery, Russian Special Forces, Russian Tanks." This makes them free from the TRUE FACT, that rebels with Russian military equipement aid, are defeating the stupid and feeble Kiev Junta commanders on the battle field.

The US threats to Russia are coming at a moment when the great assualt on Donetsk of the last few weeks has been defeated in a terrible series of battles in which so many Ukrainian troops have died and been captured that Kiev is scared that the people will perform a second revolution and throw them out of Kiev! So, it is MOST IMPORTANT that the military defeats be blamed on a fake Russian Invasion, the USA help Kiev's liar propaganda, because the Kiev Junta is a US creation.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 14:23 | 5130666 sushi
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Blaming the Russians for the failure of the idots in Kiev is one angle.

 

The second angle is blaming the Russian invasion for the collapse in western equity markets when the Fed decides to turn off the money spigot. The markets crash and Obummer and the rest turn and blame Russian actions for thie own incompetence.

 

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 15:18 | 5131048 Lin S
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"...the great assualt on Donetsk of the last few weeks has been defeated in a terrible series of battles in which so many Ukrainian troops have died and been captured that Kiev is scared that the people will perform a second revolution and throw them out of Kiev!"

SOURCE?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 15:49 | 5131225 Moccasin
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I used Duckduckgo and keywords, "Donetsk Attack" and you will find more than enough information to keep you busy about previous attacks. Yes, the big push on Donetsk was a few weeks ago and was repelled. You will see that in early August, around the 5th, there was a major attempt by the Kiev forces to surround Donetsk and then another attack back in May, you can also look up the battle at Donetsk airport. In all cases the people of Donetsk, the ethnic Russian Ukrainians repelled the forces from Kiev. Search engines work great, use them.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 15:54 | 5131246 Moccasin
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83 out of 4'700: Fighters ask, why they were sent «into certain death» – ENG SUBSPlease see this video for further confirmation of Kiev's losses.  http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=6f6_1408648373

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 16:18 | 5131363 actionjacksonbrownie
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This is a very good video.

 

Man... those Western Ukraine wives and mothers are some PISSED!!!

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 01:13 | 5133374 Idaho potato head
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These are Russian women, I know, married now for 15yrs.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 01:14 | 5133375 Idaho potato head
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Deleted double sorry

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:02 | 5131535 tony wilson
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that video clip is superb document thanks for the link.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 22:35 | 5133027 Bingo Hammer
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everyone here should watch this vid and then send it to 5 others...thanks for posting

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 02:33 | 5133469 Lin S
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Awesome - many thanks. Not sure why I got all the down votes. I like Jack's posts a lot but believe it's always best to see and confirm for myself, no matter who's posting.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 16:57 | 5131517 Kirk2NCC1701
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JB, ZH lads, ever notice how the US (Obola, State Dept, Pentagon, etc) love to be the ones to DEFINE and FRAME the Argument for the world?

They are keeping themselves in a position of "Moral Authority" where they have none.  It's a total PR/Mindfuck/Jedi_Mind_Trick job, and sheeple are (still) tuned in to it.  That's a sign of world-class Madison Avenue success.  Madmen success, you might say.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:27 | 5130385 McMolotov
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I believe absolutely nothing coming from the Pentagon, NATO, and the MSM. There have been far too many "reports" that were shouted from the rooftops for a day or two only to be memory-holed once they were discovered to have been flat-out lies.

Uncle Sam has cried wolf one too many times.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:28 | 5130399 Sashko89
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NYT making up shit, all the artillery that the resistance of donbass has, they got, from the Uki army that abandon equipment when they lose battles...

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:58 | 5132880 conscious being
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The NYT in the 1930s suppressed all mention of the Holdomor.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:34 | 5130429 john39
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reading between the lines, this speaks volumes...  they have lost control of the narrative and are improvising...

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:50 | 5130515 NotApplicable
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Nah, this was the plan all along. Wait until Russia "does something" (in this case cross the border with part of the aid convoy) then make one claim of aggression after another until a plausible false-flag is created by the press.

The improvisational part is merely having to try so hard at plausibility in face of all of the failed previous attempts.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:59 | 5130545 Al Huxley
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Sociopaths generally have very little concern as to the plausibility or narrative consistency of the lies they tell.  Fortunately for them (and unfortunately for everybody else) most people tend to assume that others are acting in good faith, and so don't tie everything together.  This is why sociopaths are able to get away with what they do.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 14:13 | 5130617 McMolotov
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"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." —your namesake

Luckily for those in charge, there just aren't that many people paying attention or interested in finding the truth.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:59 | 5130548 vulcanraven
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Uncle Scam

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 14:16 | 5130636 Jack Burton
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Indeed McMolotov, What have we heard lately of the Rebel and Russian shoot down of the MH-17?  Do you think that false flag has run into evidence toruble? If America had the real evidence they claim to, right now they would be blasting it all over CNN, 24/7. Wolf Blitzer, the Israeli, would be screaming for war and arrest of Putin. YET, instead all is SILENT. The great corporate media lie machine is SILENT.

These flase claims of Russian invasion make the 100th time Kiev has claimed these same claims. Never one video, never on 3rd party not working for the CIA have produced evidence.

What Kiev's troops experience may indeed look like Russian Artillery fire, so they may be excused for their claims. The Russian-Ukrainian border has a 2 mile wide neutral zone, a no go zone to prevent any interactions between the two border guards. I will admit, and rebels admit that THEY are using the 2 mile buffer zone to outflank Ukrain's army and to base heavy guns. This is a vilolation in a sense. But the rebels are Ukrainian and thus are only bending the rules not breaking them.

As for NATO, they are fucking liars. They helped Kiev create the false flag MH-17 lie! NATO helped kill all thos einnocent people, including lots of kids, Gunned out of the air by 2 Ukrainian SU-25 fighter bombers with 30mm cannon fire aimed at the pilot side cockpit. Wreckage shows clearly a mass of 30mm cannon shell holes right below the pilots head, and obve and behind the pilot. Ukie crime! NATO lies!

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 15:13 | 5131013 TheFourthStooge-ing
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What have we heard lately of the Rebel and Russian shoot down of the MH-17?  Do you think that false flag has run into evidence toruble? If America had the real evidence they claim to, right now they would be blasting it all over CNN, 24/7. Wolf Blitzer, the Israeli, would be screaming for war and arrest of Putin. YET, instead all is SILENT. The great corporate media lie machine is SILENT.

There is a reason the corporate media lie machine has gone silent regarding MH-17. The Russians know, and have incontravertible proof of, exactly what brought that plane down. The US/NATO/Yatzi gang knows this. And the Russians know that they know this.

The US/NATO/Yatzi gang is shitting bricks, because they know that they fucked up bigtime. The MH-17 incident is a predicament for which they have no solution. It cannot be bribed, bombed, or wished away. All they can do is ignore and delay.

Sooner or later, the US/NATO/Yatzi gang will have to crawl on their knees to Putin, begging for some kind of deal. It might involve pulling NATO back to where it was in 1992 (or even the dissolution of NATO), it might involve removing sanctions on Iran, it might involve a peaceful settlement with Syria, it might involve fixing Palestine. Hell, it might involve all of these things.

Of course, someone will have to take the fall for MH-17. My guess is that they'll throw Kolomoisky under the bus, since he was probably the one behind the wetwork.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:53 | 5131767 robertocarlos
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Or they could start WWIII, win it, and then change the history to blame a dead Putin.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 15:17 | 5131035 disabledvet
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We just don't know and to claim otherwise is to give lie to the whole pile of donkey doooo.

All we know is that there are no Red Cross assignations on those vehicles for a reason...someone started a fight and the other side isn't backing down. Trying to find out "who did what to whom" is like being Mom yakking it up with the other Moms when the fight breaks out in the sandbox. "Good luck with dat...

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 19:33 | 5132231 cro_maat
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I think you need to change your moniker. Many of us here at ZH actually served in the military and saw lots of verifiable bullshit cooked up by Langley, Mossad, State Dept, NATO, etc. None of it was hard to sniff out. It was fucking in your face 24/7.

Most of us vets still have good contacts, buy rounds of beers for returning soldiers and ask lots of questions to get at the truth. So don't proclaim that this is difficult to understand or uncover. Psyops are easy to see through if you know what to look for.

If you are the best shill that The NSA can throw at us then they need to outsource to India.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 16:20 | 5131374 Schizofrantic Squonk
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Not A Truthful Organization

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:21 | 5130356 Headbanger
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I told you mooks the Russians were already there in Ukraine so no plans needed to invade!

But noooooo......

 

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:25 | 5130368 Manthong
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“The United States is very concerned about the movement of a Russian convoy into Ukraine in violation of its territorial integrity”

 

In other news..

Michael Moore is very concerned about Oprah’s sudden weight gain.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:27 | 5130389 El Vaquero
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OH!  THE HUGE MANATEE!

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 14:52 | 5130900 Bendromeda Strain
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You just won the internets...

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:29 | 5130397 Headbanger
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And Congress is drafting new legislation banning steel targets, sand bags, blocks of ice, frozen turkeys and anything  else bullet proof

For the children!

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 15:21 | 5131063 unrulian
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are frozen turkeys bullet proof?

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