– Video Of The Russian “Humanitarian Convoy” About To Enter Ukraine (ZeroHedge, Aug 11, 2014):
As noted earlier, the Kremlin announced today that despite Western warnings not to interfere, Russia was set to dispatch a convoy of humanitarian assistance for east Ukraine, under the guise of a Red Cross mission, which would mark the first time Russians have officially entered into east Ukraine (aside from Crimea of course), even if all sides have agreed there would be no Russian military escort.
“It was noted that the Russian side, in collaboration with representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross, is sending an aid convoy to Ukraine,” the Kremlin statement said, without revealing when the convoy was going.
Shortly thereafter a video was leaked of what allegedly this convoy looks like: some ~300 military vehicles, all repainted “Humanitarian White.”
Furthermore, as the license plates visible in the clip show (at least on the vehicles that exhibit plates), these are military plates with a black background and where the “76” and “50” designators indicates that the vehicles were licensed in Yaroslavl and Moscow regions. The breakdown of the various regional codes can be found here.
As we stated before, the vehicles are expected to be unarmed, which means that should something “bad” happen to them while on Ukraine territory, well, the word provocation certainly comes to mind.
The complete clip is shown below.