Ukraine Begins "Large-Scale" Offensive In Donetsk; "War Has Resumed" Rebel Leader Warns; Russian Stocks, Currency Crashing

Tyler Durden's picture

Ebola is solved. Oil price drops are "unequivocally good news". The US election is positive. Draghi promised to do whatever it takes again. And Ukraine is in ceasefire.So why is it that Donetsk's Deputy Prime Minister Andriy Purgin claims Ukrainian security officials have started full-scale fighting, clashing 26 times today according to Ukraine military.y. With tanks advancing, Purgin exclaims, "now there is a full-scale war... attacking us, we are defending."


As RIA reports (via Google Translate),

Ukrainian security officials actually started full-scale fighting, fighters breakaway Donetsk People's Republic defense, told RIA Novosti Deputy Prime Minister Andriy Purgin DNI.


"Now there is a full-scale war ... attacking us, we are defending," -he said, noting that the ceasefire is broken Kiev siloviki.


Purgin said that the ceasefire was not observed at 75% of the contact line, but "now at war where no war before that."


Earlier Thursday, the militia DNR reported that in a suburb of Donetsk Yasinovataya tank column entered Ukrainian security officials, the surrounding areas of Donetsk were fired.


Get damaged kindergarten building in the street and the building Aristova Chamber of Commerce at the Kiev Avenue, and a number of houses on the avenue of the Kremlin. Data on victimsare specified, reported three wounded.


Militias reported that clashed, was destroyed at least five armored vehicles (tanks andAPCs). At this time the attack was repelled.

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Shelling continues...

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The Ruble has been crushed to new record lows over 46 to the USDollar and Russian stocks are tumbling.


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LULZBank's picture

Putin be like most powerful man on the planet.

Epic fucking lulz Bitchezz!!


Theta_Burn's picture

Keep fucking with him and watch what happens

LULZBank's picture

Down votes for stating the obvious truth?

Well who knows what the future holds, but so far what I've been saying stands.

You numbnuts better wisen up or disappointment and despair will leave you eternally scarred. Nobody is coming to help.

Haus-Targaryen's picture

Isn't European Unity just grand?  Infact, the Europeans are so united, they'll force their unity down people's throats through the barrel of a gun -- that want nothing to do with it.  


Kinda reminds me of Georgie and his spreading of democracy ... 

strannick's picture

Stupid Ukes on the march. Sacrificing their lives in a proxy war, so the banks can divert media attention from their financial cataclysm. These Neo-nazi Ukes actually maybe are that stupid. Nulands has your backs bros, while they march straight into Putin and Russia. I guess this nation is too stupid to exist. Good riddance.

90's Child's picture

The first two youtube videos are titled.


Donetsk shooting June 11, 2014



Donetsk Volleys Kuibyshev district June 11, 2014



BaBaBouy's picture

Fuckin A$$holes If They Push PUTIN Too Far He Will Begin Pumping Tactical Nukes Down Your Neck...
EVERYONE Will Lose For Fucks Sake..............

Remember, Your Fighting Over COW And Chicken Grazing Lands, Azzoles...

Theta_Burn's picture

....And Hunter B. and HIS gaz....

Bananamerican's picture

Someone is insisting on a war with Russia.... just in time for the "tough on war" Republicans to further insist....

COSMOS's picture

The Russians certainly can give payback, just wait.

Utah_Get_Me_2's picture

In Europe they do dates logically Day/Month/Year.. Hence the 06/11/2014. It's not June 11, 2014 its 06 November 2014. Nice try.

Beowulf55's picture

Sure tell you don't get out much.  Might want to try traveling to Europe and broaden your education.

aaheart's picture

Europe and most of the rest of the world don't follow the same convention you assume is universal. The you-tube videos indicate that they were filed 06-11-2014...that's 6 November 2014 by European and world convention. In other words, they were filed yesterday. US is just about alone in the world using DMY,  whereas the rest of the world uses MDY.

LULZBank's picture

Nobody should say NO to a good thing.

Its like when parents force feed medicine to a sick kid.

Haus-Targaryen's picture

You're right.  Your point illustrates how stupid the Ukies are for fighting the Russians.  

Bendromeda Strain's picture

It's okay Zbig, we got the joke

geno-econ's picture

Timing is everything.    Hitler, Napoleon an now Kiev will learn again what Winter is all about. 

Sirius Wonderblast's picture

Daft part is, the Ukies must be well aware - they live there. The shits giving them their orders obviously don't.

Bendromeda Strain's picture

The IMF has put conditions on the loan, like any good shylock. They already safeguarded Ukraine's gold, now they want their blood.

Againstthelie's picture

That's the outcome when an election result does not please Democrats.

And for 200 years the City of London and New york have been doing everything they can to avoid continental Europe solve it's problems. Because the natural axis Paris-Berlin-Moscow would mean they were OUT!

Babaloo's picture

ZH readers live in some kind of alternate universe where Putin is a tactical genius and the 40% devaluation of the rubble is all part of his master plan to dominate the west. 

When presented with reality they have no retort other that denying the facts...

Theta_Burn's picture

An alternate from the fecal flow of western press corp? yep

Putin a tactical genius? yep

Putin wanting to dominate the west? is that what you managed to pull out of your ass when you removed your finger? fail..

Responding to meddling, suffering because of a captured/controlled banking system, and of course the privledge of a reserve currency control..

Give it some more time, our leaders will shock the shit out of you with there tactical genius to further thier plans to rule the world...

Volkodav's picture

Tactical genius was Novorussiya against Kyiv attempt to subjugate SE Ukraine peoples.

1000yrdstare's picture

When presented with reality they have no retort other that denying the facts...



I kinda remember we getting caught starting this shit? or did you miss that fact?


Lookup NULAND should still be out there.

SoDamnMad's picture

Lotta trolls from St. Peterburg making $2,500. a month  just sitting for 2-12 hour days a week writing blogs.

Gotta love them because their English is getting better.  We could work out a deal between us for click bait.

BlindMonkey's picture

I think the Russians are getting a much better deal for their Ruble.  Ft. Meade trolls like you are probably making 5x the Russian ones.

Againstthelie's picture

Called by MegaphoneDesktop, Shlomo?

aaheart's picture

MY English is quite good because I was born in the US, and have lived in the US for over 73 years. I'm sitting here commenting so that damf00ls like you don't help get us into a war with Russia over the same lies that have gotten us into wars for the past 100+ years.

Againstthelie's picture

Hi Babaloo,

some food for the fact lover:


Debt (% GDP)....108............................8

Reserve Fund.....No............................Yes

Trade balance..always negative......always positive

Financial repression Yes (0%)............No (8%)

Unemployment rate 6.1%..................4.9%



Amerikan Patriot's picture

You don't include enough facts, Bob:

                             US                              Russia                    

Holder of Reserve Currency             Yes                             No                    

Credibility/Respect by first word       Yes                             No

Recent Sovereign Defaults               None                           Two

Defense Spending in Billions of $     640                             87.8

GDP Per Capita in Thousands of $      53                               24





Volkodav's picture

What is obvious is you need help

matrix2012's picture

"What is obvious is you need help"


NOPE, (s)he is just a PAID troll

flapdoodle's picture

Ukraine was just waiting for the Republicans to take the Senate before rekindling the Novorossiya ember.

If you haven't figured it out yet, the US Deep State and Russia are at war, have been for a while now. The oil moves, the strengthened dollar, the BRIC moves away from the petrodollar are just different battles.

I don't think the Russians are fooled by any of this - its no coincidence that the Russians test fired *two* ICBMs this week.

We live in very dangerous times...

Chupacabra-322's picture

Spot on. It's the Fascist Totalitarian Authoritarian Militatrized Police State Republican mandate. Or is it a continuation of the Democrates mandate? Who can really tell nowadays anyway? One big Criminal Mafia Family.

post turtle saver's picture

here's a note to ol' Pooty Poot... it's bad business to be in a shooting war with your biggest customers, especially when what you sell has been dropping in price and you desperately need to fight off other suppliers who are undercutting you to gain your marketshare... just sayin'

BlindMonkey's picture

What happens when your biggest customer is a non-paying deadbeat?  It is time to bring the hammer and repo some shit.

Amerikan Patriot's picture

Is Vlad going to huff and puff and shit himself?  Or maybe wave goodbye to a few more billion in fleeing capital investment?  Bleed some more dollars in his failing effort to prop up the ruble?  Stamp his feet as Saudi Arabia sells oil to the US on the cheap and oil - his bread and butter - falls further?

I know - he's going to harumph! around the dacha as his central bank chief yet again raises interest rates and crashes the Russian economy! 

Got any more shots of Vlad sending placid, compliant judo colleagues to the mat?  Send them on, love to see 'em!   :-)

101 years and counting's picture

WHEN stocks crash, i bet the blame/excuse will be Russia/Putin.  and the sheeple will look up from their iCrap for 3 seconds to nod along with the TOTUS.

dracos_ghost's picture

Except Putin is the last Keynesian pillar. Forced credit expansion by war. Throw in creative destruction and any other evil economist euphemism and it's SPX 10000

Toxicosis's picture

OBAMA be like the most powerful man on the planet,


PartysOver's picture

When Putin tires of O's bullcrap things will get serious I sadly think.

Amerikan Patriot's picture

Who will clean up the mess when Vlad shits himself in an apoplectic fit, Bob - Lavrentiy Beria? 

LostandFound's picture

War in Ukraine, crushes Russias stocks and currency? lol, any excuse. Russia is going to have to retaliate, its only a matter of time. 

BrocilyBeef's picture

Fuck her right in the pussy!

Harrison's picture

Looks like ZeroHedge picked the wrong side to pump for.

Remember, buy Russian stocks, they're cheap thanks to sanctions!

Canary Paint's picture

I wish we would finally just stop fucking with the Russians. Putin has more... uh... of some quality I can't quite name than any a basketful of Western politicians. Come on, folks. WW2 casualty statistics are all you need to figure out that you don't fuck with these folks. Geez... Apparently, power must always extend itself to arrogance. There is no other reason to fuck with the Russians. And by saying that I don't mean to imply some massive retaiation from them. I think Putin and his strategists are smart enough to know that a broken window is just plain broken.

world_debt_slave's picture

the proxy continues, bitchez