White House Accuses Russia Of Painting Military Vehicles White; Merkel Agrees "Actions Represent Dangerous Escalation"

Tyler Durden's picture

With no Instagram #selfie image or YouTube clip as proof (yet), The White House issued a statement proclaiming that today, in violation of its previous commitments and international law, Russian military vehicles painted to look like civilian trucks forced their way into Ukraine... and that Russia has no right to send vehicles, persons, or cargo of any kind into Ukraine, whether under the guise of humanitarian convoys or any other pretext, without the express permission of the government of Ukraine. Furthermore, the actions "only amplifies international concerns about Russia’s true intentions...for which it will bear additional consequences." If that sternly-worded email was not enough, President Obam took time away from the course on Martha's Vineyard to chat with Angela Merkel and then issued a joint statement somewhat sheepishly noting that this is "further provocation" and represents a "dangerous escalation."

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But didn't US equities surge 2,3,4,5% on de-escalation news?

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Regarding Russia's "Invasion"...

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden on Russian Convoy in Ukraine


Today, in violation of its previous commitments and international law, Russian military vehicles painted to look like civilian trucks forced their way into Ukraine.  While a small number of these vehicles were inspected by Ukrainian customs officials, most of the vehicles have not been inspected by anyone but Russia. We condemn this action by Russia, for which it will bear additional consequences.


The Ukrainian government and the international community have repeatedly made clear that this convoy would constitute a humanitarian mission only if expressly agreed to by the Ukrainian government and only if the aid was inspected, escorted and distributed by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).  We can confirm that the ICRC is not escorting the vehicles and has no role in managing the mission, a condition that all parties had agreed would be required.  Under the agreed terms, the mission should have been accomplished by sending a small number of inspected trucks in to drop their supplies and return to Russia within 24 hours by the same approved route by which they entered.  That is not what is taking place. As we and governments around the world have said all along, Russia has no right to send vehicles, persons, or cargo of any kind into Ukraine, whether under the guise of humanitarian convoys or any other pretext, without the express permission of the government of Ukraine.


The primary barrier to the delivery of the humanitarian aid has been the lack of security guarantees from the Russia-backed separatists.  Russian military vehicles piloted by Russian drivers have unilaterally entered the territory controlled by the separatist forces Russia has been training, supplying, and reinforcing for months.  The Ukrainian humanitarian assistance convoy was prevented from delivering much needed assistance to Luhansk city.


At the same time as Russian vehicles violate Ukraine’s sovereignty, Russia maintains a sizable military force on the Ukrainian border capable of invading Ukraine on very short notice.  It has repeatedly fired into Ukrainian territory, and has sent an ever-increasing stream of military equipment and fighters into Ukraine.  As a result, the international community has been profoundly concerned that Russia’s actions today are nothing but a pretext for further Russian escalation of the conflict.  We recall that Russia denied its military was occupying Crimea until it later admitted its military role and attempted to annex this part of Ukraine.


Russia’s decision today to send in its vehicles and personnel without the ICRC and without the express permission of the Ukrainian authorities only amplifies international concerns about Russia’s true intentions.  It is important to remember that Russia is purporting to alleviate a humanitarian situation which Russia itself created – a situation that has caused the deaths of thousands, including 300 innocent passengers of flight MH17.  If Russia really wants to ease the humanitarian situation in eastern Ukraine, it could do so today by halting its supply of weapons, equipment, and fighters to its proxies. This is a flagrant violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity by Russia.  Russia must remove its vehicles and its personnel from the territory of Ukraine immediately.

And the follow-up call with Merkel...


As AP reports,

President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel say the presence of Russian soldiers in Ukraine, the buildup of Russian troops along the Ukrainian border and Russian shelling into Ukraine represent dangerous escalations of tensions by Moscow.


The White House says the two leaders agree that a Russian convoy that entered Ukraine without approval is yet another provocation by Moscow that violates Ukraine's sovereignty.


Obama and Merkel spoke Friday while Obama vacationed in the island resort of Martha's Vineyard.


Russia says the convoy that entered Ukraine on Friday is for humanitarian purposes, but Ukraine and the U.S. say the Russians failed to abide by conditions set by Ukraine and the International Red Cross.


Obama and Merkel agree that Russia must remove the convoy and withdraw from Ukrainian territory.

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More costs and isolation? More red lines? We assume European leaders are in full panic mode...

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Stackers's picture

And the word of the day ..... Hypocrisy: the practice of engaging in the same behavior or activity for which one criticizes another

crazzziecanuck's picture

Very true.  It's baffling for Kiev and the USA to call this "escalation" when they were silent when the Ukrainian army's artillery units and air force were bombing their own population in ways that Qaddaffi could have only dreamed of...

X.inf.capt's picture

this is taking a turn for the surreal

i mean twilight zone level shit...

well, i've seen some weird ass headlines in the last 10 min... like ISIS has the ability to destroy a major u.s. city... like las vegas, nv.  i mean, come on! they must really be organized to pull off something like that...unless....


knukles's picture

I don't think they'd bother with Las Vegas.  Or Detroit.
Which does indeed, make it even more weird.....

Oh my...

QQQBall's picture

ISIS/ISIl might be big shit Mosul and Syria, but Chitown is at a whole nuther level.

knukles's picture

Who was Bogart playing?  Was it in Casablanca?  Some bad ass was talking shit about occupying America and Bogey said that they hadn't see (something like) the Bronx, yet ....
Priceless scene with Bogey

r00t61's picture

Nazi Goon: Are you one of those people that cannot imagine Germans in their beloved Paris?

Ric Blaine: It's not particularly my beloved Paris.

Nazi Goon #2: Can you imagine us in London?

Ric: When you get there, ask me.

Nazi Goon: How about New York?

Ric: Well, there are certain sections of New York, Major, that I wouldn't advise you try to invade.

Casablanca (1942).

Stormtrooper's picture

Can we take up a collection to pay them to target D.C.?

Berspankme's picture

A month ago obola said they were the JV

Majestic12's picture

Totally agree...either the shit is going to HTF soon, or this Reptilian nightmare will melt away before our eyes...like the wicked witch of the "West" that it is....

cougar_w's picture

"i mean twilight zone level shit"

TZ had better plots tho, by far.

WhackoWarner's picture

Get real already. The jig is up and you look like fools.  This is just too much crap to carry around seriously. SERIOUSLY? Do you think anyone wiith an IQ larger than their shoe size (that would be almost anyone but NATO hacks, presstitutes, warmongering US dipshits)  Do you seriously think anyone will believe gthis garbage?

WhackoWarner's picture

This retort is sooooo  last week.  Try to keep uo with your current spin crap.

Majestic12's picture

Putin (with Zoolander pose)...screams "I said 'Pink'!  What does the color white say?"....oh, I just have to get new minions and create my own convoy pageant....[long sigh]

Wile-E-Coyote's picture

I'm sick of this shit!

knukles's picture

The Propaganda Machine is laying it on Hot and Heavy Tonight
So, tell me why did Obie come back to DC?


I'm still curious where those scars came from

Majestic12's picture

"I'm still curious where those scars came from"

...he is about the shed his skin....

knukles's picture

See! See! 
A man who understands the intricacies of the Universe.

       We were fed from the same sacred peyote bush as small children, dancing about the shadows watching the heavenly beings shed their skins, moulting, transforming into politicians bankers and royalty before our very eyes

Majestic12's picture

...beware the MIC....google Gary McKinnon....Helpful hint: wear the tinfoil "under" a hairpiece....good, huh?

knukles's picture

Oh, I loved his stuff, especially about the non-terrestrial officers....
And how badly the US tried to get the autistic kid for imprisonment. 

oh yeah....

zoom zoom zoom

Bossman1967's picture

Michelle bitch slapped him for fucking yellen and merkel at same time and she didn't get to stick the ladies himself the real man his wife is

CheapBastard's picture

White Trucks! WTF!


Who gave them permission to paint their trucks?!


Damn Commies Raycisses.





q99x2's picture

Hee Hee Hee Hee. At this stage of his presidency everybody believes Obama is lying about whatever he says. He'll probably say something else tomorrow. Don't worry be happy.

dreadnaught's picture

anybody who blelieves ANYTHING Obama or the Jewish media says is a sucker

p00k1e's picture


So the white house charged Russia with a crime now??   Who is the judge for this trumped up charge, ISIS, White-guy Jesus from Arabia?



awakeRewe's picture

"Russia has no right to send vehicles, persons, or cargo of any kind into Ukraine"

Substitute Russia for Mexico

Substitute Ukraine for USSA


p00k1e's picture

What are modular programming examples? 

sushi's picture

Under International Law sovereignty describes a situation under which the state is able to enforce her borders through the application of military force to repel an invader.

If Russia has sent a convoy into Ukraine, and Ukraine has not repelled this convoy, then Ukraine cannot claim to assert soverignty in the area. Bleats in the media just do not cut it.

In actual fact, the party that does have sovereignty is the NovoRussian rebel force which has inflicted several serious defeats on the Ukrainian ground forces. In a vidoe posted to the prior thread on this topic, it was clear that from a force of 4,700 men only 78 returned.

Given the scope of those losses, Ukraine, or to be precise, the oligargic coup leaders in Kiev, need to be worried about the entire country rising up against them for the damage they have done to the Ukraine economy and to the citizens of Ukraine by acting as toadies of the USSA.


sushi's picture

This is the link that was posted previously.

I had it wrong. Only 73 of 4,700 returned, not 78.




Blano's picture

Close enough methinks.

londoncalling's picture

i logged in to say thanks for the link

as a european it's hard to imagine this sort of thing going on not too far away to people who look a little bit like me

when it's happening in some dessert to a guy who's life is nothing like mine it doesn't seem real

but ukraine is kind of our own back yard in many ways

Flagit's picture


i logged in to say thanks for the link

And here is another for your daily dose of Vitamin I(information).


The Saker

PS: I heard yesterday evening that Holland has officially announced that it will not release the full info of the flight data and voice recorders of MH17.  Thus Holland has now become an official accomplice to the cover-up of this US false-flag operation and to the murder of the passengers of MH17. This is absolutely outrageous and disgusting I and sure hope that the Malaysian government will not allow this.  As for Kiev, it is also sitting on the recording of the communications between the Kiev ATC and MH17.  Finally, the USA has it all through its own signals intelligence capabilities.  So they all know and they are all covering up.  Under the circumstances, can anybody still seriously doubt "who done it"?

conscious being's picture

New ZH rallying cry - "FUCK THE NUDELMAN"

Atomizer's picture

Let me try to understand this. You blame Russia for painting military vehicles white? Meanwhile, you paint every commercial with Green. 

Let's calculate how many billions of dollars you have charged the American Taxpayer for Funding DOE (department of energy) fuck ups? Don't forget about GM and the defunct battery companies. 

Solyndra was a money laundering function of DOE. 

Take care of your back yard before slinging mud which should be rammed down your dirty Zionist throat. 

Notsobadwlad's picture

The thing that media people ignore, including ZH, which makes me question its legitmacy, is that as recent as May, the current government of the Ukrains was composed of a bunch of rebels and terrorists that were trying to overthrow the legitimately elected government of the Ukraine. They succeeded ...

... and so that then makes them legitimate?

C'mon now! How does a coup against a legitimately elected government give the current government the ethical or moral highr ground? Obviously it does not.

Atomizer's picture

Go back to June 2014. Someone blew up the gas pipeline feed from Russia to Ukraine. 

The group of people won't make it for 2015 New Years party. Sniff around, you find a small group in Brussels behind attack. Cannot say anymore. 

QQQBall's picture

True, they may be terrorists and rebels, but they are OURs... at least this month.

rwe2late's picture

 Moreover Nudelman and the CIA helped plot and fund the overthrow of that elected government..

Upon seizing power in Kiev, the US immediately recognized the regional leaders in Kiev as "legit"

over all the rest of Ukraine, including the Crimea and East Ukraine.

Obama also sent CIA and "military advisors" over one month ago to help fight

resistance to the coup.



NoWayJose's picture

And I suppose sending an unannounced rescue team into Syria riding helicopters and supported by jet air cover is OK?

PaperBear's picture

They do realise how stupid they sound, don't they ?

knukles's picture

         Correct!  Jen Psaki!  Congratulations, you got the Daily Double!

         Well, shit Alex, I'll take Jen Psaki for a $1000.


Atomizer's picture

You have bigger balls than I do. Stay under the radar. 

+1000 points.

socalbeach's picture

My understanding is the aid trucks were previously used by the military, and they were painted white as well as being filled with aid to the population.  So technically the WH claim is true, that Russia painted military trucks ("vehicles") white.  But from the accusation it sounds like they are delivering military aid to the militias which is not believable since there are plenty of other ways to get military supplies to the militia.

Sandmann's picture

Did you ever see the USAF C130s fly from Rhein-Main airbase to drop aid over Bosnia ? They were lined up on the runway taking off one after another and they were painted WHITE.......is that the usual colour in the USAF ?

SpanishGoop's picture


(but i have a wood stove)


QQQBall's picture

They forgot "shooting down civilian aircraft."

Duc888's picture



Wow, fucking "illegal paint jobs".


Call MAACO or fucking Earl Sheib, quick.



I can't keep up with this shit.....


Off topic but   >>> but now apparently we're gonna side with ASSAD



OK, we try to overthrow the guy... we train some nutter shit bags to get the job done... the nutter shit bags do what nutter shit bags do...and turn on ya (herding cats comes to mind) ... so now we're gonna go back and kiss and make up to Assad and help him try to off the nutter shit bags who we trained and funded to kill him.


Makes total sense to me.


SpanishGoop's picture

Thank you now i can speak my mind again.

"You stupid Americans..."


knukles's picture