August 15, 2014

Ukraine Attacks Russian Convoy

This is all a Russian plot to interrupt Obama's golf game today. Aha! It will fail!

Putin - you have met your match.
The Ukrainian president said on Friday his country’s armed forces had destroyed part of a Russian military column that had crossed the border in a dramatic escalation of the conflict over Ukraine’s breakaway eastern regions.

President Petro Poroshenko said following a telephone call with Britain’s prime minister David Cameron that “a majority of those machines had been eliminated by Ukrainian artillery” after entering Ukraine’s territory on Thursday night.

Mr Poroshenko said the incident involved dozens of armoured personnel carriers seen by western journalists crossing from Russian territory into Ukraine on Thursday evening.
However, it was unclear whether the military convoy that was attacked was formally under Russian military command.

Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Nato secretary-general, confirmed that Russian forces had crossed into Ukrainian territory on Thursday night.

“We saw a Russian incursion, a crossing of the Ukrainian border,” Mr Rasmussen told reporters after a meeting with the Danish defence minister in Copenhagen.

“It just confirms the fact that we see a continued flow of weapons and fighters from Russia into the eastern Ukraine. And it’s a clear demonstration of the continued Russian involvement in the destabilisation of eastern Ukraine,” he added.
Well played Ukraine.

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Capt. Schmoe said...

We shall soon see how serious Putin is about this and how uncertain Obama is.

sig94 said...

Capt. - yeah, and we suffer no illusions about that...