Ukraine Releases Video Of Captured Russian Troops; They "Entered Accidentally" Russia Claims As Putin-Poroshenko Meeting Begins

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Moments ago, Russian president Vladimir Putin arrived in Minsk, Belarus where upon the initiative of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko a summit between the Customs Union (Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan) and Ukraine will be held on Tuesday. As Interfax adds, the meeting will also be attended by three European commissioners - EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton, Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht and European Commission Vice President, Energy Commissioner Gunther Oettinger.

Amusingly, Putin's arrival did not proceed without incident...

This will be second meeting in the past three months between Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko organized with the mediation of a president a third country. However, official confirmation that a separate meeting between Putin and Poroshenko will take place does not yet exist.

As noted earlier, the main reason for the recent ramp in futures is because someone activated the de-escalation algo sending futs promptly from overnight lows to highs, on hopes there will be some resolution of Ukraine's proxy civil war, and maybe a detente between Russia and Europe, where the latter is now on the verge of a triple-dip recession due to "costs" against Russia.

And yet, a potential complication may arise following the release of a video just hours before the meeting which allegedly shows Russian soldiers who were captured on Ukraine territory on Tuesday, "sharply escalating a dispute over Moscow's alleged backing for separatist rebels in the east of the former Soviet republic" according to Reuters. Alas, that's not what the de-escalation algo thinks which is currenly buying up everything in sight, now that Ukraine has cried invading wolf one too many times.

As Reuters reports, a Moscow military source told Russian news agencies that a group of soldiers had surrendered to Ukrainian forces after crossing the border by accident. Needless to say, Ukraine didn't buy it: "This wasn't a mistake, but a special mission they were carrying out," military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said in a televised briefing.

He also said separatists were attacking the southeastern border town of Novoazovsk "at this very minute" and Ukrainian forces had destroyed 12 armoured infantry vehicles in the area.

Reuters further notes that Russia has always denied assertions by Ukraine, backed by the United States and the European Union, that it has been sending arms and troops across the border to support the pro-Moscow separatists. "Tuesday's video provided the strongest evidence yet to back up Kiev's claims of direct Russian military involvement, which Moscow has always disputed. It came a day after Ukraine's state security service said it had detained 10 Russian paratroopers who had crossed the border in a column of several dozen armed infantry vehicles."

In footage posted on the official Facebook page of the Ukrainian government's "anti-terrorist operation", the men were shown dressed in camouflage fatigues. One of them, who identified himself as Ivan Milchakov, listed his personal details, including the name of his paratroop regiment, which he said was based in the Russian town of Kostroma.


"I did not see where we crossed the border. They just told us we were going on a 70 km (45-mile) march over three days," he said. "Everything is different here, not like they show it on television. We've come as cannon fodder," he said in the video. Another man in the footage, who gave his name as Sergeant Andrei Generalov, said: "Stop sending in our boys. Why? This is not our war."


Russian news agencies quoted a defence ministry source as confirming that Russian servicemen had crossed into Ukraine but saying they did so inadvertently.


"The soldiers really did participate in a patrol of a section of the Russian-Ukrainian border, crossed it by accident on an unmarked section, and as far as we understand showed no resistance to the armed forces of Ukraine when they were detained," the source said.

So, accidental invasion (into what is technically the Donetsk Republic) then? Judging by the market's reaction it is merely confirmation of more pent-up de-invasions.

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Rakshas's picture



NSA fukin with thier iPhone navigation app??

GetZeeGold's picture



Again......hold on......I think we just screwed up.

Latina Lover's picture

NATO will of course condemn Russia, but will do nothing since no conscript European or American Soldier will die to save a bankrupt, dysfunctional country. USSA neocons will push for war, but this is always about enriching the MIC.

NoPantsSpongeBob's picture

Where is the full video? These were not in the video:

"I did not see where we crossed the border. They just told us we were going on a 70 km (45-mile) march over three days," he said. "Everything is different here, not like they show it on television. We've come as cannon fodder," he said in the video. Another man in the footage, who gave his name as Sergeant Andrei Generalov, said: "Stop sending in our boys. Why? This is not our war."

The first guy just starts saying "They didn't tell us..." then it cuts off to show the next guy.

BaBaBouy's picture

Come On... The Russian Soldiers Were Just Out For An Evening  Friendly Hike In the Woods...

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

The boy who cried wolf one too many times...

Latina Lover's picture

Ukie Joke of the Day:

Re Novorussian imminent invasion of Mariupol City Ukraine:


In Mariupol (Ukraine) there is no reason to panic "- said Taruta (Governor of Donetsk Province), sitting in the helicopter.
Latina Lover's picture

If Russia was really invading, you can bet that Pig President Porkyschenko would be already squealing defiance from Tel Aviv.

WOAR's picture

I love taking long enthusiastic walks through the woods...

SamAdams's picture

@ rakshas

Two rakshas were eating a vidushak.  One looks at the other and says, "does this taste funny to you?  Cause it sure tastes funny to me."....

Ty, tyvm...

philipat's picture

And it is being reported, except of course in the MSM (Other than Malaysian Government owned New Straits Times) that the results of the MH17 investigation are subject to an NDA. So we now have a confidential/classified air accident investigation. Another first...

I wonder what it is that "Someone" doesn't want to be revealed? In this case Australia is obviously being told what to do but, in general, they are getting very good at classifying investigations......

Latina Lover's picture

The border between the Ukraine and Russia was unfortified for 100's of years.  It is possible that the Russians entered by mistake. Nevertheless, the western media is happy to scream it out to the rooftops, ignoring the 100's of american mercenaries operating in the Ukraine.

Doesn't matter in the big picture.  The Ukraine cannot survive without Russian energy, and if they steal Nat Gas from the pipelines, Europe becomes the loser, strengthing Putins hand for pushing Southstream. This is the real game.

Rootin' for Putin's picture

Just with google maps (probably inaccurate too) you can see fields that the boarder runs right  though, where the farmer must need to show his passport out of the tractor window everytime he goes up and down  with the seeder.


Kawaii Empress Natalia Poklonskaya's picture

I read somewhere on the internet so probably false but worth repeating because I thought it was funny; anyway it goes that one guy's house is on the border and following the conflict he decided to exclusively use the toilet (for number 2s) on Ukraine's side in protest.

ilion's picture

Forex trading explained in 1 short video here.

nc551's picture

"You shouldn't believe everything you see on the internet.  There is a lot of misinformation out there"

  - Abraham Lincoln, 1866

rwe2late's picture

 Didn't a couple hundred Kiev troops recently get captured

having crossed the border into Russia?

Unless that was an "invasion" of Russia, the border area is definitely "porous".


MeMongo's picture


Buy the fuckin Burger King merger!

Long Whopper's Bitchez!

BandGap's picture

I have some coastline in New Mexico you need to buy.

Both sides are shitheads, just like in the good ol' USA.

BlindMonkey's picture

I will take the side opposite the Nazis thank you.

Kawaii Empress Natalia Poklonskaya's picture

You don't need the NSA to fuck with Apple Maps they did such a good job of it themselves, I'm surprised it didn't direct them to Timbuktu. Also important Saur Moglia the highest point in Donbass is once again in sep hands and they are launching arty attacks at those Ukies stuck in new pockets. For a while they had abandoned the height but continued to shell and pummel it with MRLS to the point that the Ukies simply fled especially once the recent advances are factored in by the seps.

clade7's picture

This happened to me once in the Boy Scouts...

StupidEarthlings's picture

I stopped reading when I got to: "



In footage posted on the official Facebook page of the Ukrainian government's "anti-terrorist operation",


VATICANT's picture

Obv. Petro will have to execute these poor lads and get the WWIII show on the road

BorisTheBlade's picture

Petro behaves like a boy crying wolf. If he succeeds in drawing Russia directly into Ukrainian civil war, then real Russian invasion won't look like 10 (lol, invasion) paratroopers crossing the border. By that time he better be gone.

pazmaker's picture

Draw Russia in??   hahaha  How Naive!  Russsia is already in as is USA and Nato!   This is not a civil war this is a proxy war for the flow of gas between Nato/Euro and Russia.

Latina Lover's picture

Exactly. In the even bigger picture, this is also a USSA war launched against Russia, to eventually destroy it and maintain the hegemony of the Fed Reserve Dollar.

BorisTheBlade's picture

People get soft, when did invasion looked 10 soldiers crossing otherwise quite transparent border. Just to give an idea, Georgia circa 2008 armoured columns rolling, freedom loving leader eating tie on camera. That's a proper invasion. This incident looks only like someone trying to upset today's meeting, just in case the two decide to stop hostilities for even one day. I would not even suspect it was Poroshenko who gave that order.

Sandmann's picture

how is this border defined ? I thought some of these "borders" run through wheat fields and that there had been no reason to mark them in the USSR

Glasshopper's picture

Obviously bullish

LostandFound's picture




viedoklis_lv's picture

Of course "accidentally". Russian army is so dumb and without any navigation systems with them, that they fully armed "accidentally" crosses borders.

Meantime - look how people who are russian propoganda brainwashed treats to this women. They lashed her to pillar and scoff at her.

Old Man River's picture

Any time you pass my house I'd sure appreciate it.

Latina Lover's picture

Re viedoklis_lv

I agree, how dare the Novorossiyans humiliate the Ukie soldiers.  They should do what the  Ukrainian right sector did and burn them alive in buildings, like Odessa:

Kawaii Empress Natalia Poklonskaya's picture

What you won't hear in the news is that following that parade they were loaded onto trucks to be exchanged and released back to Ukie forces.

SoDamnMad's picture

lv is LATVIAN  dumb troll yourself

LT is LITHUANIAN  Wake up from your vodka

NoPantsSpongeBob's picture

Oh, so that's what offended you most?

Sparkey's picture

Does Lithium coime from Lithuania? Is this what this is all about?

Kawaii Empress Natalia Poklonskaya's picture

She was apparently acting as a forward spotter for Ukie artillery, of course we don't know the circumstances or evidence they have of such a claim, but if it is true then she should be thankful that she is alive. If that is not the case as was claimed by them then it is not right and should be condemned.

gcjohns1971's picture

Where's the radio then?

Yes.  You have to have a radio to be an artillery spotter.

What about the map case?

No, you cannot accurately spot artillery from 'google maps' or your smart phone.  The maps there are not mensurated - they are not adjusted for elevation.

She doesn't look like she could carry all that stuff.

Why should I believe your lies more than their lies?

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

viedorkolis said:

Meantime - look how people who are russian propoganda brainwashed treats to this women. They lashed her to pillar and scoff at her.

Good thing she's not a pregnant woman in Odessa. The Ukie Yatzis would have raped her and strangled her with a telephone cord.

The Chief's picture

All I see here is that Petro and his murderous band of disfunctional mercinaries have added kidnapping to the laundry list of crimes that he has committed on behalf of his oligarch masters in Tel Aviv and DC. He's a petty punk. As soon as someone keeps his paternal masters busy somewhere else, you'll see the defenseless toddler in him once again emerge...wailing in the middle of the thoroughfare, lost at the carnival.

What a maroon.

RisingSun's picture

Nice to see a fellow Latvian on here, many people on here are just pro-everything that is anti-western. They dont know what its like to live next to that big bully Russia who is spreading lies about our countries on a daily basis about some mystical fascism, just because we ask their soviet occupants(non-citizens) who live here to learn our language and history in order to get their citizenship, at the same time only people who can get Russian citizenship are the ones who know Russian language and Russian history. 


Just look at these photos from today in Donetsk, these cunts(sorry seperatists) tied up a woman with Ukrainian flag and beat her up:


Reminds of the days when we got our independance from Soviet Russia, we had also Russians attacking Latvians in LATVIA for just speaking Latvian. So sorry Zerohedgers, but most of you have no idea what you are talking about when it comes to Russia.