Russian Humanitarian Convoy Enters Ukraine Without Authorization; Ukraine Considers Move "Direct Invasion"

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Update 3: Ukraine's president speaks:


And yet the locals seem happy:

Update 2: All trucks are now in Ukraine:

Update: the farce is complete, although at least this time it didn't take Ukraine several hours to fabricate then unfabricate its plot line, because literally minutes after it accused Russia of invading, Ukraine's foreign minister said the convoy was "allowed" to avoid provocations. He added that the rebel militants are using mortars on the convoy route and that it had taken all necessary steps to ensure cargo safety but that Russia wouldn't discuss security for the convoy.  Nonetheless it still accused Russia's convoy of breaking international law and said that convoy would go to separatists, not civilians, and called on its "international partners" (we suppose it means the CIA here, which apparently is feeding it this ridiculous script) to condemn the Russian convoy.

From Bloomberg:




Translation: it will accuse "rebels" of a direct attack on the Russian convoy when it happens, blaming Russia for trying to stage an attack so Russia has a provocation pretext to really invade, as opposed to the fake "invasion" Ukraine accused Russia of just moments ago.

In other words, the "MH17 scenario" is now in play, with the question not so much if and who "provokes" the Russian convoy in the coming days, but how Russia will react to it. It appears that contrary to expectations, today will be another trading session in which the main catalyst will be not Jackson Hole but Ukraine once again, as algos react, in an already illiquid market, with extended momentum to each and every contradictory headline.

Finally, with a scenario evolving in such a farcical and chaotic fashion, one wonders if John Kerry somehow managed to sail his sailboat into Kiev and is currently giving the Ukraine government the play by play.


Here we go again. Precisely a week after the fabricated headlines last Friday that Ukraine had blown up Russian military vehicles in Ukraine territory, "news" which promptly was forgotten when Russia denied and Ukraine couldn't produce any proof of said attack, now it is time for the real "humanitarian" convoy to become the topic du jour, and so it did a few hours ago when some 90 trucks from the convoy were said to have entered Ukraine territory, a move which Ukraine promptly denounced as a direct invasion.

A clip of the Russian trucks entering Ukraine via AP:

The reason for the convoy movement came overnight when the Russian Foreign Ministry said Ukraine seems to be seeking military victory by country’s independence day, "deliberately" delaying delivery of humanitarian aid.  Russia added that is sees no reason to delay further, and the aid convoy starts moving toward Luhansk.  "We warn against any attempts to halt solely humanitarian mission" that was prepared transparently with cooperation from Ukraine, Red Cross, ministry says.

RT adds that Russia said it had met all imaginable and unimaginable demands, including handing exhaustive lists of cargo details to the Red Cross, and that Kiev was inventing new pretexts each day for delaying humanitarian convoy, while the Red Cross reportedly said it was frustrated with Kiev in letting the convoy into Ukraine. That said, because it could not obtain security assurances, the Red Cross would not accompany the Russian convoy.

It is this perhaps why moments ago, Interfax (the Ukraine version that is) blasted the following headline via Bloomberg:


With the head of security council Nalyvaychenko cited as the source. Additionally Ukraine speaker Lysenko added that Russia aid convoy ignored agreement on cargo processing.

This promptly resulted in a drop in S&P 500 futures fall 0.3% to 1983.40, Stoxx Europe 600 falls 0.6% to session low after the Interfax report that Ukraine sees Russian aid convoy as invasion.

Expect much more disinformation out of Ukraine over the next few. hours as last Friday plays out once again.

Here is Reuters with the full report:

 Ukraine declared on Friday that Russia had launched a "direct invasion" of its territory after Moscow sent a convoy of aid trucks across the border into eastern Ukraine where pro-Russian rebels are fighting government forces.

Moscow, which has thousands of troops close on the Russian side of the border, warned against any attempt to "disrupt" the convoy but did not specify what action it was prepared to take if Kiev's forces intervened.

Kiev, for its part, said Ukrainian forces would not attack the convoy and had allowed it to pass to avoid "provocations".

"Ukraine will liaise with the International Committee of the Red Cross so that we, Ukraine, are not involved in provocations (accusations) that we have been holding up or using force against the vehicles of so-called aid," he told journalists.

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Fri, 08/22/2014 - 06:45 | 5128898 blabam
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It's friday again. 

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 06:52 | 5128911 Bossman1967
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Guess the Russians will use potato bombs to fight. Ridiculous I say. Distraction anyone

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 07:11 | 5128942 y3maxx
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2014 Nobel peace Prize

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 07:21 | 5128960 Headbanger
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It's what I said here yesterday

Russia has no plans to invade Ukraine because they're already there!


And you're still a fucking idiot making no sense NR!

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 07:34 | 5128980 Truthseeker2
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"This is where very few comprehend the significance of how the two previous world wars have set up the current geopolitical dynamic in favor of Russia and her allies.  Much of the most relevant history can be reduced to two subjects as follows:

1)  The Romanovs versus the Rothschilds (and Rockefellers) 

2)  The Creation of the Modern State of Israel

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 07:36 | 5128989 Latina Lover
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The USSA puppetmasters  want to provoke a war with Russia hence the seemingly contradictory positions and endless, unpredictable policy changes.  Porkyschenko, the Junta president does not shit without ReichsFuerhrer's Nudelmans permission.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 07:46 | 5129003 GetZeeGold
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Putin is taking the progressive approach to the Ukraine.


Today OJ.


Tomorrow Poptarts.


Slow and steady.....that's the ticket.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 08:01 | 5129055 MalteseFalcon
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1.  This caravan was vetted by the Red Cross

2.  The Soviet Union was red.

3.  The KGB was the secret police of the Soviet Union

4.  Putin worked for the KGB.

5.  Putin is responsible for this invasion!

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 08:07 | 5129072 giggler321
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it would b pretty easy 4 Ukraine 2 paint white a truck and show it with camo teams jumping out 2 justify a response from the eu

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 08:31 | 5129143 Latina Lover
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After shooting down MH17 and trying to blame it on the Russians,  most europeans wouldn't believe anything coming out of the mouths of the Kiev Coup liars.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 08:56 | 5129226 r101958
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I am not sure I get this; It is OK for us (the US) to deliver humanitarian supplies to a group of starving people, 1000's of miles away, under seige in northern Iraq (as well as effect bombing runs against ISIS) but it is not OK for Russia to deliver humanitarian supplies to a larger group of starving people under seige a hundred miles or so away in Ukraine (and certainly not OK to intervene militarily). Talk about hypocrisy. Why is nobody bringing this up in the MSM? Wait, I know the answer already.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 09:00 | 5129238 Latina Lover
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It is called the 'logic' of exceptionalism.  Whatever WE do is right, whatever YOU do is wrong. Even if the actions are the same and are identical to what WE would do, if WE don't do it, YOU are wrong. 

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 09:08 | 5129247 GetZeeGold
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I hope we're exceptionally good at curing Ebola...

We might want to start securing the today.


CDC: 30 States Plus D.C. Have Requested Help with Possible Ebola Cases

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 09:15 | 5129293 BorisTheBlade
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Do as I say, not as I do.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 09:32 | 5129357 Sashko89
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Invasion of bread and butter

p.s. And bottled water

that they including the west inspected

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 09:36 | 5129368 Manthong
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They are probably getting their media guidance straight from Kerry’s office.

Guns and butter means butter means guns.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 09:01 | 5129242 StandardDeviant
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What's with the numbers?  Are you twelve years old?  Or Prince?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 09:13 | 5129281 BorisTheBlade
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Roses are red,

Violets are blue,

Putin works for KGB,

Just as soon will you.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:14 | 5131860 Iwanttoknow
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Hi COSU,whose dick do you suck,CIA or Mossad?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 07:32 | 5128982 Latina Lover
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The Ukraine is a joke that gets funnier each time you tell it.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 07:45 | 5129008 GetZeeGold
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Not in the past.....but recently....sure, I'll buy that.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 06:51 | 5128912 Haus-Targaryen
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The Ukies can't be so stupid to attack this thing --- could they? 

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 07:05 | 5128926 Kawaii Empress ...
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Well you might be very surprised by the idiots in charge there now, wouldn't put anything past them.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 07:16 | 5128948 Squid-puppets a...
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when Kerry whispers "bomb the convoy and the IMF will lend you another $18 billion" these clowns dont realise they have to pay it back with usurious conditions

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 07:45 | 5128996 Latina Lover
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Haus, the Ukie Junta government has no independence, completely controlled by the USSA and IMF.


The real question is if the US state department is dumb enough to provoke Russia into war, believing that they have plausible deniability via their Ukie puppets, should events spin out of control. Take a good look at Nudelman, listen to her BS and ask yourself if she is competent and qualified to run a hot dog stand, much less a dsyfunctional Ukraine.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 07:56 | 5129037 Old Man River
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I say "crazy" - not "dumb" - in the scope of these events. There are two options in my mind: pure (devil incarnate stuff) evil or absolutely labotomy crazy. But why argue about it? I hope all ya'lls are prepared for whatever poo hits the fan.


God Bless 

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 08:01 | 5129052 Patriot Eke
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83 out of 4700 from one unit returned after being wiped out.  The survivors complained that their unit was heavily rocket attacked.  Militia and other pro-Russian people there reported that the Kiev forces helped destroy their own unit.  If they are stupid enough to take out their own unit, anything is possible.  CIA handlers can only do so much with amateurs in command after all.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 09:01 | 5129155 Latina Lover
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The CIA handlers ARE the amateurs in command.  Some of the Ukie officers have complained that their orders are incomprehensible,  because they are bad Ukie translations of orders originally written in english.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 09:36 | 5129365 Chupacabra-322
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Straight out of The Jonestown Society no doubt. When TSHTF here at here Langly literally needs to be burned down to the ground. We're dealing with Pure Evil Lucerferian Psycopaths. The most Evil of Evil sick minded Scum Fucks.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 09:03 | 5129246 sushi
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The Ukraine military appears to have a policy of attacking and destroying its own units in order to prevent any equipment falling into the hands of the rebels. This was clear from the start of the conflict when video showed two Ukraine attack helicopters destroying a Ukrainian road checkpoint and several APCs due the incorrect belief the unit had surrended to the rebels.

The 1% in the Ukraine have zero concern for the lives of their young citizen conscripts. Waiting for the rest of the Ukraine to rise up against Kiev and boot the leadership back to Foggy Bottom from whence it came.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 08:36 | 5129161 Haus-Targaryen
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The Junta is a joke.  

I would still love to have Putin send in 5 to 6 digits worth of troops into Ukraine, just to show the whole world "don't fuck with me."

How many red lines would Obama be drawing all over the place?  

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 09:03 | 5129248 Latina Lover
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I feel you.  However, it's still better to let the Ukies self destruct, and give the world another example of USSA incompetence, than for the Russians to invade, giving the Ukie USSA puppet Junta an excuse for their gross incompetence and economic mismanagement.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 07:05 | 5128934 crazytechnician
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They already shot down a civvy airliner .. Stupid is as stupid does.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 07:10 | 5128941 intric8
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Poroshenkoberg is one of the worst villians in recent memory, and in the good graces of the white house to boot.

It's a sad state of affairs when that clown gets exposed repeatedly but real news doesnt see the light of day in the western media. They are all in cahoots


Fri, 08/22/2014 - 07:46 | 5129010 Latina Lover
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Yeah Crazytech, funny how MH17 got memoryholed when it became too obvious who really shot it down.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 08:02 | 5129057 Patriot Eke
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It's the same reason they shut up about the supposed Russian convoy that they destroyed.  The problem of course is that it was a Kiev loyal unit, not Russians or militia.  Oops LOL!

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 08:37 | 5129162 Latina Lover
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The USSA will gladly fight a war with Russia to the last Ukrainian.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 08:22 | 5129109 crazytechnician
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Yeah memoryholed just like MH370 , question is: what is the connection ? Same make of aircraft. Same model of aircraft. Same airline. Mathematical probability gotta be in the billions to one.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 07:19 | 5128956 Rip van Wrinkle
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Of course the Ukies are that stupid. They'll do anything they're told to do.


Let's think now.


'Ukraine today announced that 50 were killed and 87 injured when the Russian rebels attacked a Russian humanitarian convoy with missiles and mortar fire. It is believed the rebels felt that the convoy was actually manned by Ukranian infantry and being used as, literally, a Trojan Horse.'


And it would sell. The US (and UK) public are so f'ing dumb, they'd actually believe it.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 07:29 | 5128976 Winston Churchill
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How could you doubt it after MH17.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:49 | 5129921 Mountainview
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I doubt Ukraine had ever the intention to let this convoy in...and now Poro will meet Merkel and than Putin over the weekend...wonder what they will discuss?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 07:02 | 5128930 Jurassic
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Invasion of aid !

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 07:43 | 5129001 Uncle Remus
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Aid epidemic.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 07:48 | 5129016 DavidC
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Well, it knocks out some of the longs going into this afternoon. Da Boyz just playing games again.


Fri, 08/22/2014 - 07:58 | 5129045 junction
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Let's wait and see how tough the Ukrainian government is when the first flakes of snow fall on the ground and Gazprom reduces the flow of gas through Ukraine.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 08:38 | 5129168 Latina Lover
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The Ukies will  steal gas headed for Europe and blame it on the Russians.  It will be the Euroidiots who will ultimately freeze.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 08:56 | 5129222 Aussiekiwi
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Russia can prove what it is piping into the Ukraine and they can prove exactly where it is getting siphoned off, I think even Europe has realized that the morons in Kiev lie every time they open their mouths by now.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 09:08 | 5129272 Latina Lover
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Very true, and Russia can make up for most of the stolen gas via Nordstream and other pipelines into Europe.  Nordstream is only operating at 50% capacity due to an EU directive designed to supposedly create competition for gas supply to Europe.

If, as usual, the Ukies steal the gas again, it strengthens Russia's bid to complete Southstream. Moreover, it will likely be Poland and the Baltics that will suffer most, payback for their help in overthrowing Yanukovich and replacing him with a USSA led Kiev government.


Fri, 08/22/2014 - 09:35 | 5129339 shovelhead
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I doubt the Russian Gazprom will send any gas through Ukville until.

1) Previous gas bill paid in full.

2) Ukville pays for full storage tank capacity up front.

They can't steal it if they can't store it.

Ongoing negotiations don't sound like they're going that well, so we shall see.

Gemany better get it's 'mind right' or there may be a 'failure to communicate' with Northstream.

I'm pretty sure that Russia can live without cash longer than Ukes And Europe can live without Russian gas and the Farmers Almanac says it's gonna be an unusually cold winter in the northern hemisphere.

Washington's 'Coalition of the Willing' may not be so willing when they're chilling.

They should just give up and move on to the next failure.

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