Pentagon Demands Russia Remove Convoy “Immediately” As NYT Reports Russians Firing Artillery In Ukraine

Pentagon Demands Russia Remove Convoy “Immediately” As NYT Reports Russians Firing Artillery In Ukraine (ZeroHedge, Aug 22, 2014):

UPDATE: Official Russian denial – no YouTube – *CHURKIN: NO PROOF OF RUSSIAN ARTILLERY IN UKRAINE

The Russian military has moved artillery units manned by Russian personnel inside Ukrainian territory in recent days and is using them to fire at Ukrainian forces, New York Times reported, citing NATO officials. The Russian move, NYTimes reports, represents a significant escalation of the Kremlin’s involvement in the fighting there and comes as a convoy of Russian trucks with humanitarian provisions has crossed into Ukrainian territory without Kiev’s permission. The US is now getting involved, as WSJ reports,

  • Pentagon calls on Russia to ‘Remove Vehicles Immediately’ From Ukraine
  • Kirby says “very concerned” by Russian convoy in Ukraine.

Ukrainian Security Service chief Valentyn Nalyvaichenko said the move amounted to a “direct invasion,” and The Pentagon has warned “failure to [remove its vehicles] will result in further costs and isolation.”

  • NATO SAYS RUSSIAN ARTILLERY SUPPORT BEING USED AGAINST UKRAINE
    NATO SAYS MULTIPLE REPORTS OF DIRECT RUSSIAN INVOLVEMENT

Time for some YouTube clips?

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As NYTimes reports,

The Russian military has moved artillery units manned by Russian personnel inside Ukrainian territory in recent days and is using them to fire at Ukrainian forces, NATO officials said on Friday.

Since mid-August NATO has received multiple reports of the direct involvement of Russian forces, “including Russian airborne, air defense and special operations forces in Eastern Ukraine,” said Oana Lungescu, a spokeswoman for NATO.

“Russian artillery support — both cross-border and from within Ukraine — is being employed against the Ukrainian armed forces,” she added.

And as WSJ reports, The US is not happy…

  • *KIRBY SAYS RUSSIA FACES COSTS, ISOLATION IF CONVOY REMAINS
  • *KIRBY SAYS AID CONVOY SHOULDN’T BE EXCUSE TO CROSS BORDER
  • *KIRBY SAYS RUSSIA CONTINUES TO ADD TROOPS NEAR UKRAINE BORDER
  • *KIRBY SAYS RUSSIAN FORCE NEAR UKRAINE INCREASINGLY READY, ARMED
  • *KIRBY SAYS `A LOT OF EQUIPMENT’ HAS BEEN MOVED INTO UKRAINE
  • *GENERAL BREEDLOVE SAYS RUSSIAN CONVOY IN UKRAINE A CAUSE FOR CONCERN

The United States is very concerned about the movement of a Russian convoy into Ukraine in violation of its territorial integrity and is calling on Moscow to withdraw its equipment and personnel immediately, the Pentagon said on Friday.

“This is a violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity by Russia,” Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, told a briefing. “Russia must remove its vehicles and its personnel from the territory of Ukraine immediately.Failure to do so will result in additional costs and isolation.”

No, not more “costs” – Germany, which is about to enter full blown recession, is crying uncle already. Just ask the NSA…

And the Russian denial…

  • CHURKIN: NO RUSSIAN MILITARY FORCES IN UKRAINE
  • CHURKIN: NO PROOF OF RUSSIAN ARTILLERY IN UKRAINE

 

2 thoughts on “Pentagon Demands Russia Remove Convoy “Immediately” As NYT Reports Russians Firing Artillery In Ukraine

  1. The US, as I tried explaining to an MSNBC junkie, has no allies, it has lost respect. Not repaying Germany half their gold was the worst mistake in modern history. It verified to the world the US has no gold, and it is broke. World reserve status has kept them afloat, but thanks to Hugo Chavez, and his introduction of the first electronic currency, the Sucre, the stage was set to change that. Member nations of the South American Trade Alliance for the first time in over five hundred years were able to trade with each other using their own currencies, leaving the dollar out. The Sucre translated the value of each member currency, making conversion to any other currency obsolete.

    Russia and China watched closely. In November, 2010, they set up their own trade system based on Hugo Chavez’ model, and China went on to recruit over half the world. Today, Russia, China, Brazil, India, many emerging nations in Africa, including South Africa, Central and South America have dumped the dollar. So has Japan…..Obama gave them a pass…….New Zealand and Australia dumped the dollar last year. Two weeks ago, Switzerland joined BRICS, dumping the dollar. All nations that are solvent are moving with the east.
    A month or so ago, BRICS set up a huge pool, E100 million to loan money to nations who want freedom from US financial domination. They are doing what the US used to do, buy loyalty……now, the US just issues threats.
    Telling Russia what to do is the height of folly. The US has no business in the Ukraine, they have not been invited, they need to concentrate on our own country where major cities are going bankrupt, and unemployment is at 37%+/
    It is all noise. The US has no allies left, cannot get a coalition, and they don’t have the power to go against Russia and China. Russia has China, India, and much of the world on his side, the US has none. Even the UK and Israel will not go against Russia.

  2. In the meantime, the US continues it’s only form of warfare left to it, unilateral strikes on nations unable to fight back…..he has taken the US back into Iraq full time. They have fifty thousand mercenaries on the ground……war to feed the greedy guts at the cost of the US taxpayer has to stop…..the country is bankrupt, financially, morally and spiritually. Everything good the US ever did has been wiped off the slate by the perpetual war policy.
    Here is an article on the subject. Of course, none of this is being told to the fools who watch or listen to US propaganda media.
    http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/08/21/information-scarce-warnings-mount-us-expands-war-iraq

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