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Ukraine Accuses Russia Of Launching Invasion, Then Promptly Retracts

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It has been a busy morning: following a substantial surge in Ukraine separatist activity in the past 24 hours, which saw them capture the strategic Sea of Azov port town of Novoazovsk, a move which the NYT classified as "Ukraine Reports Russian Invasion on a New Front", Ukraine has turned on the disinformation spigot to max resulting in a constant verbal, and headline, diarrhea as follows:


So sure was Ukraine that this time (unlike all those previous disinformation launches) Russia has invaded that Anton Herashchenko, adviser to Ukrainian Interior Ministry, actually commented on his Facebook page saying "Invasion of regular Russian army of Putin to Ukraine is an accomplished fact,” Adding that Putin "de-facto places Ukraine on a war-footing at a time when a decree was signed to dissolve parliament."

Well, yes, Ukraine has no government, but Russia of course denied all of it:


All of this latest disinformation propaganda was summarized by Reuters best:

Ukraine accused Russia on Thursday of mounting an invasion in the southeast of the country in support of pro-Moscow separatist rebels. Ukraine's security and defense council said the border town of Novoazovsk and other parts of Ukraine's south-east had fallen under the control of Russian forces who together with rebels were staging a counter-offensive.


"A counter-offensive by Russian troops and separatist units is continuing in south-east Ukraine," the council said in a post on Twitter.


President Petro Poroshenko, in a statement explaining his decision to cancel a visit to Turkey, said: "An invasion of Russian forces has taken place."


Russia denies intervening in Ukraine by arming the rebels or sending soldiers across the border. The defense ministry declined to comment on reports of Russian tanks in Novoazovsk.


“The Russian authorities clearly said many times there are no regular Russian troops there. Russia is not taking part in this armed conflict,” said a Russian diplomatic source. The latest escalation in the five-month crisis came only two days after the presidents of the two countries held their first talks in more than two months and agreed to work towards launching a peace process.


Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk appealed to the United States, European Union and G7 countries "to freeze Russian assets and finances until Russia withdraws armed forces, equipment and agents". Rebel advances this week have opened a new front in the conflict just as Ukraine's army appeared to have gained the upper hand, virtually encircling the separatists in their main strongholds of Donetsk and Luhansk.


Anton Gerashchenko, an adviser to Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, said on Facebook: "The invasion of Putin’s regular Russian army of Ukraine is now an established fact!"


French President Francois Hollande said it would be "intolerable and unacceptable" if it was proved true that Russian troops had entered Ukrainian territory.

So a lot of words all of which were best summarized by Ukraine's Prime Minister in dissolutia, Yatseniuk, who as a reminder does not have an official role any more after the Ukraine government was dissolved (on Twitter) last week:


Ok so far so good: accusations, counteraccusations - we are used to that.

But where things once again got surreal, making everyone not only laugh but wonder how the CIA has lost the plotline so badly, was the following "clarification" headline from Reuters, which noticed some rather substantial change in the language on the website of the Ukraine president:


Indeed, instead of explicitly saying a "Russian military invasion has taken place", the website now reads: "I have made a decision to cancel my working visit to the Republic of Turkey due to sharp aggravation of the situation in Donetsk region, particularly in Amvrosiivka and Starobeshevo, as Russian troops were actually brought into Ukraine," the President noted."

For all those wondering if to BTFATH or STFR, please sit tight until Ukraine gets its marching orders from the US State Dept whether to brand the "Russian troops being brought into Ukraine" as an invasion, or merely an accidental crossing, depending on how all of this will impact US strategy in Syria, which all of this is really all about: because remember, if and when the US begins to bomb the Assad regime under the guise it is fighting ISIS, all it will do is greenlight Qatar sending its gas pipeline to Europe... which after all has been the plan all along since 2012.

So stay tuned as this "socially-networked war" comedy unfolds before our eyes.

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Thu, 08/28/2014 - 07:25 | 5152986 Haus-Targaryen
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Fuck the Ukie "government." 

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 07:27 | 5152989 ilion
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Eurozone economy will fall again into deep recession. 


Thu, 08/28/2014 - 07:28 | 5152992 timeless21
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this time for real, right ? 

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 07:47 | 5153035 max2205
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Don't fuck up my weekend!

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:04 | 5153086 MalteseFalcon
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If the rebels seize Kiev, will Poroshenko hang for war crimes?

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:19 | 5153125 outamyeffinway
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Wolf! Wolf! Wolf!

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:35 | 5153191 GetZeeGold
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The deadline to pick your banker faction is 12 o'clock high today.


If you haven't decided by then....we'll choose for you.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 09:54 | 5153446 gmrpeabody
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Does this mean there was more in those trucks than meds and sacks of flour?

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:02 | 5153476 Ozy_mandias
Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:36 | 5153632 Latina Lover
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The Ukie government today is the same Ukie government that claimed Russia shot down MH17, offering  a doctored You-Tube Video as evidence.  Notice however, how MH17 was memory holed by the Ukies and Western Media after the Russians presented radar records and other evidence showing that MH17 was shadowed by 2 Ukie jets immediately before it was shot down.

Who do you believe now, the Russians or the Ukies?

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:56 | 5156212 gmrpeabody
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Well, as opposed to you, I guestion both sources.

Just saying...

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:44 | 5153685 sushi
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If Quatar is planning on a pipeline through Syria to sell its gas to Europe, it woul dnot be a big suprise if Syria ends up with S-300 AA missiles to protect itself from the dangers of an ISIS bombing.


Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:48 | 5153990 conscious being
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Qatar is supposed to have agreed to a pipeline under the Persian Gulf.

Which leaves the more interesting question, how will Israel get it's offshore Leviathin gas thru Syria an Assad?

Why is TD still reporting the old news??

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 09:43 | 5153411 Idaho potato head
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How long can these fucking lies, covering the sky like a plaque of locusts, be tolerated.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:04 | 5153479 The Blank Stare
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That's my other dog imatation.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:31 | 5153173 CrimsonAvenger
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no, they'll just put him on a stick and dip him in chocolate.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 09:41 | 5153328 813kml
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Throw on some coconut sprinkles and it'll look just like a tar and feathering.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 09:44 | 5153413 Idaho potato head
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Count Chocula.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:10 | 5153497 Freddie
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Hopefully all the dual citizens and others involved in the coup will hang. Porky, Yats, Kolomoisky and the other dual citizens.

The Ukrianian conscripts are giving up their equipment and laying down their guns. 

East Ukraine militias seize large amount of Ukrainian armor

According to the hackers' estimates, defenders of the Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics seized 79 T-64 tanks, 94 infantry fighting vehicles, 57 armored personnel carriers and 24 Grad systems

Not just a sharp deterioration of the situation. JUST GRIM in Kiev

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:51 | 5154003 conscious being
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VineyardSaker.blog says  unconfirmed reports that the militia is almost to Crimea.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:23 | 5153141 Rakshas
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Dear Kiev,

Have you seen anything that looks like this:


No? then fuck off we no invade yet


Love Vlad


PS did you see what american pansy ass wear on golf course last week??


Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:24 | 5153143 RaceToTheBottom
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It is only real when photos of Putin leading the troops while sitting bare chested on tanks surface....


Thu, 08/28/2014 - 09:01 | 5153283 shovelhead
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Needs more drama...

Standing grim faced on a tank turret with the Russian flag in one of those 30's poster heroic Soviet poses.

Calling WB7...

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 09:43 | 5153412 RaceToTheBottom
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Maybe have a bunch of Puntin Mancrush-ites fauning up his legs, as he looks off into the horizon?

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 09:49 | 5153429 JRobby
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I thought I was invaded

I think someone put something in my drink, then I don't remember anything after that.

About 10 or 11 Long Island Iced Teas.

Not sure

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:21 | 5153543 Dr Strangemember
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Hmmmmm, The Russians...

Carter - Invaded Afghanistan 

Reagan - nothing

Bush - nothing

Clinton - nothing

Bush - nothing

Obimbo de Klown - Annexed Crimea / Ukranian Invasion (with still more to come)

Anyone see the correlation here???????????????????

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:31 | 5153598 john39
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"The Russo-Georgian War (also known as the South Ossetia War, Five-Day War, August War or Russia's invasion of Georgia), a conflict between Georgia and Russia, along with the separatist regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, took place in August 2008."

that would fall within Bush's term, would it not?

btw, even if Russia actually did invade Ukraine, which is at best unclear, it would seem to be a logical and beneficial decision.  The kiev regime is an illegitimate murderous banker slave state.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:31 | 5154234 matrix2012
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IF RUS really want to invade Kiev, how long do you folks guess it takes to wipe out all the rats, nazi, fascists, blackwaters/xe/mercenaries/other alien agents in Kiev at most?

My guess most likely it takes just 3X24-hour to wipe out all the pests there!

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:36 | 5153621 RaceToTheBottom
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The correlation being that in each case the US egged the Russians on.

Or was your attempt at a point some Red/Blue nonsense?

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:06 | 5153094 NoPantsSpongeBob
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Don't they know what happens when you cry wolf too many times?

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 09:17 | 5153334 813kml
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Yes, the IMF writes another check.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:24 | 5153558 Stumpy4516
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The CIA knows what they are doing.  The same thing is done in the US.  Boldly put out a story with firm conclusions, then before those interested in the truth can discredit it they put out a correction, which cuts off those about to call them on their first lie.  Then you have to correct the correction and possibly continue this a few times. 

What happens is that it gets confusing to the masses, those who write the truth get mixed in with all the corrections, soon the sheep simply believe the original story is mostly true.  It surprises me how many sheep believe Russia shot down MH17 with the US trolls/mouthpieces finishing the lie by saying that Russia shot it down but did so due to a mistake (George Washington at ZH for example).  As a compromise the sheep take that explanation and then the msm fades out the story.

In the US the sheep are so programed to believe what "accepted" sources tell them they never think enough to realize they are being systematicly lied to. 

The typical american believes Russia started everything in Ukrain, they are aborbing the lies and getting nervous, in time they will conclude the west must do something to contain the evil Russia and see Russia as the aggressor.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:26 | 5153151 Republi-Ken
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Its the same thing. Corrected diplomatic language. Geezus. Tyler are u stupid.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:54 | 5153753 goldhedge
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Looking at the down arrows.

The NATO MPNet Fags are stronk.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 07:27 | 5152990 jubber
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so everyone who shorted this news will now get whipsawed out yet again, this is getting fucking tedoius, either invade for fucks sake or fuck off!

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 07:38 | 5153016 GetZeeGold
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It's called pressure...release, pressure...release, pressure...release.


It's a time tested tactic.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:09 | 5153104 NotApplicable
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That's sooooo ratchet.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 09:07 | 5153301 fockewulf190
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Nurse Ratchet? ; )

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 09:10 | 5153279 fockewulf190
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ZDF here is currently reporting this story, a relevant portion being this:



Die pro-russischen Separatisten bestätigten, dass Hunderte von Russen an ihrer Seite kämpften, "Wir haben nie ein Hehl daraus gemacht, dass es unter uns viele Russen gibt, ohne deren Hilfe wir es sehr schwer hätten", sagte Separatistenführer Andrej Sachartschenko dem russischen Fernsehsender Rossija-24. "In unseren Reihen hat es etwa 3.000 bis 4.000 gegeben. Viele sind heimgefahren. Viel mehr sind aber geblieben. Leider gab es auch Tote."  Bei den Russen handele es sich ausschließlich um Freiwillige.

Pro russian rebels have confirmed that hundreds of Russians are fighting on their side. "We have never made it a secret, that many Russians are with us, and without them, we would have had a very hard time", said rebel leader Andrej Sachartschenko to russian TV Rossija-24.  "In our unit are between 3000 and 4000.  Many have gone home.  Many more have stayed.  Unfortunately some have died."  The Russians are all volunteers.

"Urlaub an der Front"

"Vacation on the Front"

Unter den Freiwilligen sind laut Sachartschenko viele reguläre russische Soldaten, die ihre Freizeit an der ostukrainischen Front verbringen: "Sie ziehen es vor, ihren Urlaub nicht am Strand, sondern Schulter an Schulter mit ihren Brüdern zu verbringen, die um die Freiheit des Donbass kämpfen." Zudem kämen viele frühere Berufssoldaten aus Russland. "Sie kämpfen mit uns, weil sie dies als ihre Pflicht verstehen."

Among the volunteers, proclaims Sachartschenko, are many regular russian soldiers who are on leave and are spending their time on the eastern Ukrainian front: "They would rather stand shoulder to shoulder with their brothers, and fight for the freedom of Donbass, than spending their time on the beach."  Additionally, many ex-soldiers from Russia have also joined.  "They are also fighting with us because they believe it is their duty to do so."

Die Regierung in Kiew und der Westen werfen Russland seit Beginn des bewaffneten Konflikts vor, dass die Regierung in Moskau den Separatisten militärisch hilft. Der Kreml wies den Vorwurf stets zurück.

The government in Kiev, and the West, have accused Russia since the beginning of the armed confict, that the Russian government in Moscow has been helping the rebels with military support.  The Kremlin has rejected the accusation.

Doch selbst russische Medien hatten zuletzt über geheime Beerdigungen berichtet, bei denen angeblich gefallene russische Soldaten beigesetzt wurden. Zu den Berichten äußerte sich nun erstmals auch der Kreml. "Das benötigt eine ausführliche Prüfung, bevor irgendwelche Schlüsse gezogen werden", sagte Sprecher Dmitri Peskow.

However, even the russian media have recently reported that secret funerals have taken place, and they are believed to have been russian soldiers who have died in battle.  Regarding the news reports, the Kremlin has responded for the first time.  "We need to undertake a complete investigation and avoid any pre-conclusions," said Press secretary Dimitri Peskow.

Ella Poljakowa vom russischen Verband der Soldatenmütter sprach von etwa 100 russischen Soldaten, die in eine Klinik in St. Petersburg gebracht wurden. Wo und wie die Männer verwundet wurden, sei unbekannt, sagte Poljakowa, die dem Kreml-Menschenrechtsrat angehört.

Ella Poljakowa from the russian Mothers of Soldiers organisation, mentioned that close to 100 russian soldiers have been brought to a hospital in St. Petersburg.  Where and how the soldiers were wounded, is unknown, said Poljakowa, who is also a member of the Kremlin´s Human Rights Commission.


Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:17 | 5153528 JRobby
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Eine halbe Tasse Staubzucker
Ein Viertel Teelöffel Salz
Eine Messerspitze türkisches Haschisch
Ein halbes Pfund Butter
Ein Teelöffel Vanillenzucker
Ein halbes Pfund Mehl
Einhundertfünfzig Gramm gemahlene Nüsse
Ein wenig extra Staubzucker
... und keine Eier

In eine Schüssel geben
Butter einrühren
Gemahlene Nüsse zugeben und
Den Teig verkneten

Augenballgroße Stücke vom Teig formen
Im Staubzucker wälzen und
Sagt die Zauberwörter
Simsalbimbamba Saladu Saladim

Auf ein gefettetes Backblech legen und
Bei zweihundert Grad für fünfzehn Minuten backen und

Bei zweihundert Grad für fünfzehn Minuten backen und
Keine Eier ..

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:30 | 5153587 Haus-Targaryen
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What in the actual fuck? 

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:55 | 5153758 JRobby
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Half a cup of powdered sugar
One quarter teaspoo salt
One knifetip Turkish hash
Half a pound butter
One teaspoon vanilla-sugar
Half a pound flour
150 g ground nuts
A little extra powdered sugar
... and no eggs

Place in a bowl
Add butter
Add the ground nuts and
Knead the dough

Form eyeball-size pieces from the dough
Roll in the powdered sugar
and say the Magic Words:
"Sim sala bim bamba sala do saladim"

Place on a greased baking pan and
Bake at 200 degrees for 15 minutes

Bake at 200 degrees for 15 minutes
...and no eggs.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:51 | 5153929 swmnguy
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So a sort of Turkish Hash shortbread cookie.  Like those Girl Scout Trefoiils, but much more interesting for a much longer time.

We should have more recipe-swaps on ZH.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 09:51 | 5153438 JRobby
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It works in musical perormance and sex.

In most other applications it is a form of lying.


Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:03 | 5153087 PeeramidIdeologies
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WTF would anyone be shorting anything from the news? If you must, fade the solution not the problem.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:21 | 5153133 XuscitizenSweden
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Hejsan jubber, Hälsningar från Sverige!....Greetings from Sweden!

Yepp, things are definitely getting 'HOT'.

I live in Enköping, Sweden.....&.....the NBF-Nordic Battalion Force(nato-pfp) is shooting like crazy heavy machine-gun fire for the past 1 hour. They almost never do that....

Enköping, also home for the Swedish IT-Cyber Command, where Julian Assange got 'screwed' a few years ago. NBF is a baltic-type command center for the balts in nato.

I love my adopted home country Sweden. I've lived here for over 30 years now. Stupid right-wing gov't is suppose to meet today &....... give nato an 'all-access' /carte blanche. TERRIBLE. Now Sweden is a 1st Strike Target. Finland decided to do the samething a few days ago......

CARDIFF-NATO meeting Preparations.

Elections in 2½ weeks. btw our FM Bildt is an assest for the yanks since the 70's:  http://www.svt.se/bildt--excellensen/carl-bildts-relation-till-usa-har-ar-dokumenten

Click on *Relaterat * at the left and look at the declassified american documents. 1 word, traitor. The MIC buys and sells for profit. Weak individuals sell themselves for power & fortune.......get all of that fra,nsa, fsa....

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 07:27 | 5152991 kowalli
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Seems Ukrainians ashamed that rebels defeated their army...

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 07:28 | 5152993 JulienFR
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But we are not Friday !

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 07:29 | 5152995 hairInTheSoup
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"please wait until Ukraine gets its marching orders from the US State Dept"


the puppet master is more likely the imf (us state whatever being just more puppets)

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 07:40 | 5153021 Bossman1967
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funny how Russia being blamed for invasion and hacking into USSA financials the day after the stopping the use of petro dollar hmmm . rotflmao politics

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