Russia ‘Forced’ To Launch Drill On Ukraine Border In Response To ‘NATO Build Up’, Will Involve Fighter Jets

Russia “Forced” To Launch Drill On Ukraine Border In Response To “NATO Build Up”, Will Involve Fighter Jets (ZeroHedge, April 24, 2014):

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu says that Russia will begin “defense drills” today, forced to react to the situation in southeast Ukraine and, more improtantly, the NATO build up, the first time Russia has explicitly reacted to the military build up of the military alliance. There are already tanks amassing within meters of the border (as the following clip indicates), and

  • RUSSIAN DRILLS TO INVOLVE PLANES WORKING NEAR BORDERS

It is now entirelyclear that the “truce” deal is dead as both sides not only escalate but blame each other for the un-de-escalation. Russia’s move – after US and NATO’s expansions this week – leaves the situation as bad as it has been since tensions began.

As Bloomberg reports,

Drills to involve planes working near state borders, troops along Ukrainian border, Interfax reports, citing Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.

Shoigu says Russia forced to react to situation in southeast Ukraine: Interfax

Shoigu says drills began today, Interfax reports

Interfax confirms…

RUSSIAN BATTALION TACTICAL COMBINED-ARMS GROUPS FROM SOUTHERN, WESTERN MILITARY DISTRICTS START DRILLS IN RESPONSE TO SITUATION IN SOUTHEAST UKRAINE – SHOIGU

SHOIGU: IN FRAMEWORK OF DRILLS AVIATION TO CARRY OUT FLIGHTS TO EXERCISE ACTIONS NEAR STATE BORDER

Finally, from RT:

Russia has begun extensive military exercises on its Ukrainian border following the escalation of violence in eastern Ukraine.

The order to use force against civilians has already been given, and if this military machine is not stopped, the amount of casualties will only grow,” Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said during an official meeting in Moscow.

“We are forced to react to the situation.”

Shoigu said that the drills involve march and deployment exercises by forces in the southern and western military districts, and separate Air Force maneuvers.

And as the following so far uncofnrimed clip shows, the troops are already allegedly within meters of the border…

Finally, RIA notes the explicit warning from Russia:

  • Ukraine risking large number of casualties w/ military operation in southeast of country: RIA

Final warning?

1 thought on “Russia ‘Forced’ To Launch Drill On Ukraine Border In Response To ‘NATO Build Up’, Will Involve Fighter Jets

  1. Obama is forcing his hand, and he will put his money where his mouth is….it won’t just be the Ukraine, he will hit us with the help of China and North Korea……..this might well be the end of the US as a world power, and this fool in the white house is the cause. What an awful choice he was, but we were given no others, just trash.
    He is indeed our first Manchurian Candidate, planted years ago, and like the one in the story, he is cracking. His mad pursuit of Putin has no sense to it, it does nothing to help the US, it is all about his over inflated ego. Putin slapped him down when he went after Syria, and he wants revenge. He doesn’t care how many die or are destroyed by this unnecessary, unfounded war. The world will rightfully turn against the US, and if it flames into a world war, we will be hit here at home. Nobody will blame Putin, the world is sick of our overbearing bullying of small nations that can do nothing to stop us. But, Russia has the same weapons we do, and the whole world behind them, the US has nothing.
    We are finished. Ended by fools, just as in Rome and Egypt.

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