– Ukraine Defense Ministry “Warns” Of Imminent Russian Invasion (ZeroHedge, April 8, 2014):
Ealier we learned that a great number of Americans don’t even know where the Ukraine is located. We also learned that those who actually were familiar with the location of the former USSR nation were the least interested in a US military intervention (as opposed to those who inexplicably thought Ukraine is right next to Omaha or in Alaska). And now, we learn that according to the Defense Ministry of the Ukraine, which is citing a “military expert”, one Dmitry Tymchuk whose pretty maps have graced these pages in the past, Ukraine is sounding the alarm on what it reports is an imminent invasion by Russia into east Ukraine, which could take place as soon as tonight.
From the ministry’s twitter account:
— Defence Ministry UA (@DefenceUA) April 8, 2014
And from its Facebook page, where apparently in the social-networked age, military intelligence is distributed:
Invasion of Ukraine planned tonight, says Military Expert Dmitry Tymchuk:
“Breaking news from group “Information Resistance” We, the group “Information Resistance”, have received from our reliable sources the satisfactory confirmation of the statement of Ukrainian Foreign Ministry that the observed activity of the separatists in eastern Ukraine which has been lasting for the last three days is nothing but the beginning of the second phase of the scenario for the Russian invasion in our country.
In particular, according to our information, the separatist leaders, who follow the plan of GRU * of General Headquarters of Russian Armed Forces, have been given the instructions to organize a “corridor” through the state border of Ukraine for passage of the convoys of military equipment from the Russian territory at the night of April 8th to 9th.
Separatists also have received the orders to organize provocations with the casualties in the cities of the region which could be interpreted by the Russian side as “terror against the people organized by Ukrainian authorities”.
In addition, the coordinators of Russian GRU, who work in the region, have instructed the separatists to use gunfire weapon in case the attempts to liberate the occupied administrative buildings are taken.
According to our information, Ukrainian law enforcement agencies and special services are now taking the necessary measures to block the groups of the separatists.
State Border Service and the Armed Forces of Ukraine are carrying out the activities on blocking and defense of the state border in the respective areas. ”
* GRU – Directorate General of Intelligence of General Headquarters of Russian Armed Forces
So just more scaremongering by a nation that is seemingly desperate to be invaded by Russia just so its new “allies” can defend it (if that’s Ukraine’s gambit, it will be sorely disappointed)? Or will Russia indeed invade tonight? We doubt it – certainly not without much more real or false flag provocations first, and should there be no invasion tonight, one can just say the date has been pushed back by a day, or two, or three.
Then again at this point who knows – as we have pointed out repeatedly, it is not Russia’s actions that are unpredictable – in fact quite the opposite – it is the Ukraine that has been the irrational and “defective” actor in the latest Cold War 2.0 realpolitik game theory.