After Conducting Navy Drills In East Mediterranean, Russia Puts Airborne Troops In Volgograd On Alert

Russian president Vladimir Putin

After Conducting Navy Drills In East Mediterranean, Russia Puts Airborne Troops In Volgograd On Alert (ZeroHedge, Feb 16, 2015):

While the latest Ukraine “ceasefire” is all but dead following such headlines as:

… perhaps a better question is what just what is Russia doing in the East Mediterranean (as in close by to both Greece and Cyprus) where as Interfax reported earlier, the Russian navy conducted tests. Bloomberg adds that the “Russian Navy vessels fire artillery rounds at sea, air training targets as part of tests in eastern part of Mediterranean, Interfax reports, citing statement by Defense Ministry.”

This happens hours after Interfax also reported that the Russian Air Force conducted a practice bombing drill in the south of Russia, in which about 10 airplanes took part.

And finally, moments ago, Interfax (and Bloomberg) made it a trifecta when it reported that

  • RUSSIA PUTS AIRBORNE TROOPS ON ALERT IN VOLGOGRAD REGION: IFX
  • ASSAULT LANDING UNIT OF AIRBORNE TROOPS ALERTED IN VOLGOGRAD REGION

As a reminder, Volgograd is about 150 miles east of Ukraine.

As a further reminder, over the weekend German Der Spiegel warned, citing former Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov “Now the threat of a war is higher than during the Cold War.” Perhaps events such as these further escalating into an out of control cascade is precisely what he was referring to.

2 thoughts on “After Conducting Navy Drills In East Mediterranean, Russia Puts Airborne Troops In Volgograd On Alert

  1. With Greece saying no to greedy gut bankers, choosing instead to go with the east offering them money and food, this is one more step. People need to look at globes of the world, see where Greece is located before making any comments.
    Greece sits on the corner of the Mediterranean and the Black Sea………and Russia can not strike back if necessary at the world bully, the US.

    Like most bullies, suddenly they will become more “reasonable.”
    Greece was a key chess piece, and Putin has just won it in the chess game.

  2. Cyprus has offered Russia bases in their country, obviously they plan to leave the EU soon. Greece is leaving, and offers a key location on the corner of the Black Sea and the Mediterranean.
    Greece is a key location, and Russia is flexing its military might to those who might buckle under to US, and BRICS financial strength. 70% of the world is on their side………….the US is sliding south fast.

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