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After Annexing Crimea, Russian Troops Are Piling Up By The East Ukraine Border
Zero Hedge ^ | 12 March 2014 | Tyler Durden

Posted on 03/12/2014 1:49:37 PM PDT by Errant

Despite the relentless protests of Kiev, and of course the G7 group of world's most indebted nations, in the past two weeks Vladimir Putin once again succeeded in outplaying the west and annexed the Crimea peninsula without firing a single shot (granted there is still potential for material situational deterioration, one which would involve military participation by NATO whose outcome is not exactly clear). The market has "priced in" as much, with prevailing consensus now dictating that Russia will preserve its foothold in the Crimea however without additional attempts for annexation: certainly Poland is hoping and praying as much.

However, as the following photos taken on the Russian side of East Ukraine, next to Belgorod, the Russian airborne troops ("VDV") are now piling up, only not in Crimea, which needs no further Russian military presence, but ostensibly to prepare for the next part of the annexation: that of Russian-speaking east Ukraine.

On the clip and pictures below, one can see Russian troops on the move near the border with Ukraine in the Belgorod Oblast, about 20 kilometers from the border with Ukraine near Kharkiv:

(Excerpt) Read more at zerohedge.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Russia
KEYWORDS: albania; crimea; kiev; kosovo; obama; putin; serbia; ukraine; war
Video and images at link.


1 posted on 03/12/2014 1:49:37 PM PDT by Errant
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Ukraine parliament delivers ultimatum to Crimea over referendum (Crimean assembly told to call off independence referendum or face dissolution, as US attempts at diplomacy stall)
2 posted on 03/12/2014 1:52:14 PM PDT by Errant (Surround yourself with intelligent and industrious people who help and support each other.)
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To: Errant

Good thing we have a tough guy in the White House to keep those rambunctious Russkies in check.


3 posted on 03/12/2014 1:56:59 PM PDT by lurk
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To: Errant
It's so reassuring we have Obama, Kerry, Valerie Jarrett, etc., handling this matter. /s

Or should I say "Obama, Kerry, Valerie Jarrett quietly watching with glee as Putin resurrects and expands his Tyranny in Russia the New Soviet Union (NSU)"

4 posted on 03/12/2014 1:57:12 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Errant
It really is eerily reminiscent of the past, when another determined autocrat annexed territories without firing a shot, succeeding simply because the "western democracies" were supine, led by craven moral cowards.
5 posted on 03/12/2014 1:57:34 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Errant

Apparently Soros, Hillary, Obama, and the CIA stirred this mess up, never considering the fact that Obama was too much of a coward to back it up.

Putin was not going to stand by while one faction took the country away from the others. Now he’s secured his warm water port, which has been at risk since Russia made a deal with NATO many years ago.

I’m a little worried that he may decide that it’s a good time to take back Russia’s Bread Basket. Although I’m sure Jean Kerri and our Communist, gay-loving Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel have that one all figured out—not.


6 posted on 03/12/2014 1:59:35 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Errant

And the world thought the USSR was dead....................


7 posted on 03/12/2014 2:02:06 PM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Agreed. One wonders how far Putin is planning to go. And how far he will be allowed to go. Which country is next?


8 posted on 03/12/2014 2:06:48 PM PDT by TheDon (Californians are losing their right to keep and bear firearms one firearm at a time.)
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To: Errant

Maybe if we sent the Russian Soldiers some EBT Cards they’d go home and vote Democrat.


9 posted on 03/12/2014 2:07:10 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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10 posted on 03/12/2014 2:08:06 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: TheDon
Which country is next?

Hopefully Kosovo...

11 posted on 03/12/2014 2:09:24 PM PDT by varmintman
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To: TheDon

Is that our signal to invade Mexico?


12 posted on 03/12/2014 2:11:12 PM PDT by Oberon (John 12:5-6)
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To: Cicero
Apparently Soros, Hillary, Obama, and the CIA stirred this mess up, never considering the fact that Obama was too much of a coward to back it up.

Combine this mess with the mess they've left behind in the Middle East, and it's a great distraction for China to get a little rowdy - especially with their economy tanking...

13 posted on 03/12/2014 2:11:30 PM PDT by Errant (Surround yourself with intelligent and industrious people who help and support each other.)
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To: Errant
Russian troops on the move near the border with Ukraine in the Belgorod Oblast, about 20 kilometers from the border with Ukraine near Kharkiv

Don't think it's a coincidence Kharkov is the home of Ukraine's T-84 tank factory.

14 posted on 03/12/2014 2:39:53 PM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: Red Badger

“And the world thought the USSR was dead....................”

Soon it will have its companion USSA.


15 posted on 03/12/2014 2:41:01 PM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: hinckley buzzard
....simply because the "western democracies" were supine, led by craven moral cowards.

Or Vidkun Quisling.

16 posted on 03/12/2014 2:41:04 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Errant

Russian will take Ukraine and several other eastern European countries without any action from the EU or the US. Weak, weak, weak...Putin’s great empire will rise again and Russia will work with the Chinese to dump the dollar for another currency.

Chaos will ensue; WWIII is around the corner. “Winter is coming” (Game of Thrones)


17 posted on 03/12/2014 2:43:16 PM PDT by sassy steel magnolia
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To: CivilWarBrewing

“wait until after my reelection “ still rings in my ears....


18 posted on 03/12/2014 2:45:37 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: edpc
Belgorod is also part of the 1943 Kursk battlefield.

At Kursk, the biggest tank battle was on the south side of the Kursk "bulge" (the Russian salient into German lines left by the previous winter's campaigning) and involved over 700 tanks on either side. Losses on both sides were about equal, but the Russians won because they had more reserves .... a deeper bench ....

Then some Russian artillerymen caught three German infantry divisions redeploying away from the FEBA by road, and killed all three divisions in about 20 minutes. It was one of the landmark art'y battles of WW II.

Soviet Generals Vatutin and Golikov were the heroes of the hour.

19 posted on 03/12/2014 2:45:41 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Errant

I feel so reassured to know that we have a SOS who ‘fought’ in Vietnam.


20 posted on 03/12/2014 2:46:22 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: sassy steel magnolia
WWIII is around the corner.

As bad as I hate to, I have to agree with you. :-(

21 posted on 03/12/2014 2:49:18 PM PDT by Errant (Surround yourself with intelligent and industrious people who help and support each other.)
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To: Errant; All

Interesting...

Albanian right to independence in Kosovo trumped Serbia’s right to territorial sovereignty, but Ukranian desire for territorial sovereignty trumps Crimean desire for independence - a complete reversal - even though Russians make up 58% of Crimea.

Do we make up international law as we go along?

Do some laws apply for some but not for all?


22 posted on 03/12/2014 2:49:44 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: sassy steel magnolia

Putin saw all this as an Obamatunity.


23 posted on 03/12/2014 2:50:29 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: 353FMG

yeah, which makes me wonder just what did Obummer mean by his overheard remark to Medved about being more flexible?!


24 posted on 03/12/2014 2:54:14 PM PDT by sassy steel magnolia
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To: Errant; Jeff Head
On the clip and pictures below, one can see Russian troops on the move near the border with Ukraine . . .

Soon to be East Ukraine and West Ukraine.

25 posted on 03/12/2014 3:02:28 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: Errant

Yeah, well, they’d better not try anything, because if they do, Barack Obama will express deep concern!


26 posted on 03/12/2014 3:06:29 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Errant
And here is the response, by America's decisive Commander in Chief:

Gee, he holds that tip like he has experience.

27 posted on 03/12/2014 4:00:51 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: lurk

Thank God Juan Mcstain is on his way over there. :-)


28 posted on 03/12/2014 4:55:14 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Errant

That’s like waving a red flag in front of a bull. It will have no practical effect and will only make the Crimeans even more determined to leave. Making a threat you can’t enforce is showing weakness. Does Kiev really think Moscow is going to dissolve its pet Parliament for them? Then its living in a dream world. Provoking the Bear is not going to stop it from taking what it wants.


29 posted on 03/12/2014 5:02:23 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Errant

Perhaps 0 will get a patriotic streak and return home to Kenya to protect their sexual degenerates.


30 posted on 03/12/2014 5:49:47 PM PDT by mcshot (Their fraud is malignant, deep, unending and perilous.)
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To: SkyPilot

If he didn’t have such an odd throw I’d suggest that he could play with only a hand wedge.


31 posted on 03/12/2014 5:53:28 PM PDT by mcshot (Their fraud is malignant, deep, unending and perilous.)
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To: goldstategop
" Provoking the Bear is not going to stop it from taking what it wants."

In my neck of the woods, when a bear threatens, we shoot it.

oh, wait, USA disarmed Ukraine.... nevermind.

32 posted on 03/12/2014 7:49:34 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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