Russia Warns NATO: Any Threat In Ukraine Will See Military Response

Tyler Durden's picture

As Russia announces the expansion of its Navy by 50 vessels this year, including two new nuclear-powered submarines and an aircraft carrier, it appears NATO's sabre-rattling has drawn a response/threat/warning. Following British plans to send military 'advisers' into Ukraine (which NATO has stated are not confirmed), TASS reports, Russia's NATO envoy, Alexander Grushko, warns Russia will take all measures against possible NATO threat in Ukraine, adding that Russia’s response may include military measures.


As TASS reports,

NATO has taken no decisions on sending British or any other instructors to Ukraine, Russia’s Ambassador to the North Atlantic Alliance Alexander Grushko said on Monday.


"NATO has taken no decisions on sending instructors," he told the Rossiya 24 television channel. "NATO is implementing the decisions that were taken at the political level at the Wales summit in September 2014."


Moscow will take all measures, including military-technical, to neutralize possible threat from NATO presence in Ukraine, he added.

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And this is happening as Russia dramatically expands its military forces. As The Moscow Times reports,

The Russian navy will receive 50 vessels of various sizes and classes this year, navy Chief Admiral Viktor Chirkov was quoted as saying by the Interfax news agency on Monday.


The new boats are part of a rearmament program begun under President Vladimir Putin that aims to provide Russia with a navy capable of operating far away from home — a capability lost after the collapse of the Soviet Union — by 2050. Russia's navy today is largely relegated to a coastal defense role.


"The period of stagnation in the development of our potential has long since passed," Chirkov said.

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And here is The West's defence...


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Of course all this military machismo comes as Russia and Ukraine hold emergency talks in Brussels over gas supply amid imminent cutoff threats for non-payment. As AP reports,

Russia and Ukraine's energy ministers are holding emergency talks after the Russian gas supplier said it would cut off deliveries to the war-torn country as soon as Tuesday if it does not get new payments.


The European Union, which is mediating the talks in Brussels hoping to keep gas flowing despite the dispute, imports around 40 per cent of its gas from Russia, half through conflict-torn Ukraine.


Kyiv and Moscow have fought out several gas price wars over the past years and concerns are mounting that any fresh cuts could again hit European supplies.


Cash-strapped Ukraine is struggling to buy time and made a $15 million payment last week, but Moscow says that will cover only a day's worth of gas, leaving a potential cutoff looming Tuesday.


Arriving for talks with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Demchyshyn and the European Union's energy chief Maros Sefcovic, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak acknowledged the "need to resume an energy dialogue."


Russia has said that it will cut supplies unless Kyiv pre-pays for gas it wants to use. Ukraine, meanwhile, accuses Russia of failing to abide by its contractual obligations.


Complicating the dispute are deliveries to Ukraine's rebel-held east, where fighting between Kyiv's forces and Russia-backed rebels has killed nearly 5,800 people.


Kyiv cut gas supplies to rebel-held areas last week, prompting Russia to pump gas there directly. Russia said those deliveries should be counted in gas exports to Ukraine.

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"Peace Deal"?

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ZomBiEHiGH's picture
ZomBiEHiGH (not verified) Mar 2, 2015 1:04 PM

Anyone like plutonium tea?

Looney's picture

We behave like a drunken and abusive obese idiot at the bar who eventually gets knocked out cold by a little guy.

Getting more and more exceptional, ain’t we? ;-)


the phantom's picture

"NATO has taken no decisions on sending instructors,"----- that's b/c they are probably already there.

Bossman1967's picture

As i watch a seious about Russia underground military bases that were in Ukrain unbelievable that we are picking a war with Russia cant we just get along.... Peoples greed is amazing this dosnt have to happen

Anusocracy's picture

Two wife beaters in a lesbian marriage.

Latina Lover's picture

Hey Phantom, the best part is, that not only are the NATO instructors in the Ukraine, but the US Air Force Generals commanding the Ukie Fascist forces got their asses kicked really hard in Debaltsevo. 

Even when managing the Ukie Ork forces, the USSA cannot win against the novo rossiyans, much less the Russian Regular's. This is why the USSA poodle, led by their M15 Masters, needed to kill Nemstov, as a diversion from their failures, and to keep the pressure on Putin.

the phantom's picture

LL- It doesn't matter who the West sends, the rebels are fighting for their land and way of life, the poor Ukie conscipts are fighting so they don't get thrown in jail by a gov't that would gladly sacrifice their lives to consolidate their power.

My money is on the former.

pendragon's picture

looks like karma's catching up with the ruble today. oh happy day

pendragon's picture

toilet paper just got cheaper

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

What do you care, Mister Kittycat? You crap in a box and wipe with your tongue.

The.Harmless.Jew's picture



Pathetic, pendragon. 


Truly.  So you are a cheerleader for the Central Banking Cartel.  We get that...


The Zionist Bankster Agenda is quite disgusting.  It really is, but nothing compared to the Talmudist Beliefs! 


p.s. Can I just say, though I am Jewish, I'm part of the Torah Clan, and reject ZIONISM and TALMUDISM.  





Latina Lover's picture

Hi Phantom

agreed.  The west will never win against russians fighting for not only their land and way of life, but for their very identity.

JohninMK's picture

Looks like the financial 'nuclear' option is on the table. Ukraine's NBU released government debt figures through the end of 2014 - 71.5% of GDP. Russia has the option to call the $3 billion bond due if the debt levels hit over 60%.

If the Russians demanded immediate repayment of their $3B it will put at risk their other money (probably not much chance of getting it back anyway in the next 20 years) but it would bankrupt Ukraine immediately. This would mean an end to current IMF loan plans and significant loss to current and future US investors.

Bit unlikely they will do it unless their back is really against the wall but an interesting negotiating point.

The Chief's picture

Never send those homosexual bus drivers in the Chair Force to do a job that only the Navy could do.



Stumpy4516's picture

The EUke's have done well so far.  They would be better off it they had refused the first and the second ceasefires as they did, and will, only give the WUke's the ability to regroup.  It sounds like the west is planning to give more than technical support next time and it will be difficult fo the EUke's.

In the first ceasefire the commander of the EUke's said Putin's forcing the ceasefire upon them was a "betrayal".

When the second ceasefire was being negotiated a commander of the EUke's said they could win almost every battle but in the end if Russia did not enter the confilct the war would ultimately be lost.  I believe he is correct and also believe Putin will Never directly engage NATO forces even if it is only official, uniformed NATO advisors and small special forces groups.

sun tzu's picture

NATO won't send any instructors. They will be mercs taking the lead in the battles.

sam i am's picture

Here you can see a pic of the US Marines flag found in Debaltsevo last week.

US Marines either fled, or rot somewhere in the fields of Donbas.

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

Probably left there by ex-Marines in the employ of Akademi or Gheywater whose oath to the Federal Reserve supersedes all others.

Hopefully they've suffered crippling and disfiguring injuries and are now starving to death in a hole in the ground near Debaltsevo.

hal10000's picture

Thing is, if NATO can false flag Russians in east Ukraine, then the Russians can easily do the same.

Probably got that flag off eBay for $5.00 so some former Marine doesn't get evicted from his house by Blackrock or something.

Augustus's picture

We behave like a drunken and abusive obese idiot at the bar who eventually gets knocked out cold by a little guy.

Getting more and more exceptional, ain’t we? ;-)



What usually happens is that the drunk trying to steal is whacked by the bouncer twice his size.  What kind of insurance does Puutie think he has?  Too much Vodka has him on the rampage. 

Those Puutie Lappers who claimed there would not be Russian attacks on those Baltic countries (or any others) sure got the wrong message on the decoder rings.

Volkodav's picture

President Putin hardly drinks at all.

inane bs

Augustus's picture

There were only the original Three Stooges.

You were too stupid to make the cut.

Still suitable for the Puutie Paid Puppy brigade though.

Did you get your personal ass pounding from Puutie or were you happy enough when his guard dogs took care of it.

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

See what I mean? This guy operates at the mentality of a guy in grade 9 for the third time.

An unoriginal ball bag. Short bus crew.

Anusocracy's picture

You would probably be someone people would want to talk to if you were dead.

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

In a typically 'american' behavior, this Augustus guy automatically assumes he is correct. Never even occurred to him that he might be wrong about something as simple to check as The Three Stooges.

What a blunderer.

But hey, he's correct about everything else. Just ask him, he'll tell you.

Canadian Dirtlump's picture

+1 on ball wallet. Any notion that Putin has his eyes set on Europe is hilarious. The West is baiting him every step of the way.

sun tzu's picture

The useful idiots claiming there will be attacks on the Baltic states are neocon chickenhawks. If Russia wanted the Baltic states they would have taken them long before they joined NATO

Augustus's picture

You're too stupid to read,

Russians just declared a threat to attack somewhere.  What do you believe the target will be?

Canadian Dirtlump's picture

yeah they said they were going to drop a nude bomb on 1 1 2 2 boogie boogie avenue. Wear an extra layer.

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture


You're too stupid to read,

It's very neighborly of you to keep us illiterates updated on the latest issue of Red Scare© comics.

Sanity Bear's picture

in general, it is not so good to nuke something to your immediate west

Not Too Important's picture

Like Fukushima and North America?

SilvertonguedAngel's picture

Well Nagasaki and Hiroshima weren't so bad, except for, you know, all of the women children and feeble people being obliterated.

sun tzu's picture

When 500 nuclear warheads go flying off, does it matter?

Hitlery_4_Dictator's picture

Remember right before WW2, when Russia and Germany conspired to cut up Poland? Could it be possible that Russia and the West shock hands behind closed doors, knowing full well that WW3 was around the corner, deciding to cut Ukraine into pieces. I belive this is a manufactured event just like WW1 and WW2...I don't trust anyone.  Russia is killign anyone in the southern region who is not aligned with the Russian Orthadox, even Chrisitans, so I don't belive he's a friend.  Will we see more Chrisitan persecutions around the world?  

Hitlery_4_Dictator's picture

Trust me, I'm no west supporter just raising some legitimate questions and concerns.

Max Steel's picture

You're another million dollar bonus . (y)

Hitlery_4_Dictator's picture

For the record, both sides are evil, I don't think it's as easy as saying Putin is the hero and West is the bad guy.  I do belive the West started it, I do belive we are provoking the situation, which could lead to ww3.  I just would not put it past any leader to make a deal that we don't know about.  

Hitlery_4_Dictator's picture

In reality we will never know the truth, but if you look at Putin's involvement in the Chechnya bombing in the 90's, it's seem eerily similar to out 9/11.....I should have said /sarc off.  in these posts, I'm seriious and not trying to be cute or funny with these particular posts

Not Too Important's picture

How about a link or two about Putin killing Christians? That might be interesting.

Hitlery_4_Dictator's picture

Embracing Orthodox Christianity as a force to unite these now divided Slavic lands and also their own fractured movement, the rebels, fortified recently by an influx of weapons and soldiers from Russia, used their period in power here purging Slovyansk of rival Christian denominations. … Among their principal targets were Christians defiant of the Moscow church’s claims of religious primacy and suspected of connections with the West. “Their logic is simple: You are an American church and America is our enemy so we have to kill you,” said Mr. Dudnik, the evangelical pastor. No one at his center had been killed, he said but added that the rebels had murdered four evangelical Christians from another Slovyansk church. Grabbed by pro-Russian gunmen in June after a Pentecost service at the Divine Transfiguration Church, all four victims were taken away for interrogation and were later found dead in a burned-out car.

Not Too Important's picture

That is tragic. I don't see where the orders came from Putin, though.

Look at black on black crime. They're nominally Christian. Them killing each other on a Chicago weekend doesn't mean Obama ordered them to do it for 'religious cleansing'.

Anything else that might be more informative?



Hitlery_4_Dictator's picture

Hey, just pointing it out. It may or may not be directly from Putin but the people that did this are supported by him.  We have to be careful and examine everything carefully. 


Also did you see Obama changed the Presidential Seal in the oval office:


This seal was EO'd in 1961 by Eisenhower, and is NOT supposed to be touched.  Why is did Obama change the eagle to a pheonix and change the stars to black?  Are all 50 states going into darkness?  Is he going ti usher in a new age? He does not care about other EO's but we are supposed to follow his??? 

Hitlery_4_Dictator's picture

Also, these quotes on the outside of said rug, prove he doesn't belive in God and proves he's a socialst -


"No Problem of Human Destiny is Beyond Human Beings," President John F. Kennedy

"The Welfare of Each of Us is Dependent Fundamentally Upon the Welfare of All of Us," President Theodore Roosevelt