It Begins: Ukraine Troops Destroy Part Of ‘Armed’ Russian Convoy, Stocks Crash

It Begins: Ukraine Troops Destroy Part Of “Armed” Russian Convoy, Stocks Crash (ZeroHedge, Aug 15, 2014):

Things just escalated notably – (Via Bloomberg):

  • *UKRAINE FORCES ATTACK ARMED CONVOY FROM RUSSIA: LYSENKO 
  • *UKRAINE TROOPS ‘DESTROY’ PART OF ARMED CONVOY: LYSENKO
  • *UKRAINE’S POROSHENKO: CONFIRMED APC INCURSION TO CAMERON

Reuters reports,

Ukrainian artillery destroyed a “significant” part of a Russian armoured column that crossed into Ukraine during the night, President Petro Poroshenko told British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday, according to the presidential website.

Separately, a Ukrainian military spokesman said Ukrainian forces had tracked the Russian armoured column as soon as it crossed onto Ukrainian soil.”Appropriate actions were undertaken and a part of it no longer exists,” military spokesman Andriy Lysenko told journalists.

We await Putin’s response…

  • *RUSSIA CONCERNED AT ATTEMPTS TO DISRUPT AID CONVOY
  • *RUSSIA SAYS IT’S GETTING INFO OF DIRECT THREATS TO CONVOY
  • *RUSSIA SAYS UKRAINE INTENSIFIES MILITARY OPS TO DISRUPT CONVOY

EU & US Stocks and bond yields (and Ruble) are tumbling, gold rising.

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