Russia-Ukraine Black Sea Military Crisis: On The Brink Of War

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Russia-Ukraine Black Sea Military Crisis: On The Brink Of War

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According to fresh data about the developing incident in the Black Sea, the Russian Federal Security Service’s Border Service is reported to be forced to open fire at 3 Ukrainian warships carrying hostile actions in the Russian territorial waters.

Ships of the Russian Border Service were forced fire and damage two of the Ukrainian warships in order to stop their further advance. After the short close-quarter firefight, two Ukrainian ships were taken towed and one ship was escorted by Russian forces. The Ukrainian side says that 6 service members were injured in the incident. The Russian side says that 3 Ukrainian servicemen were slightly injured. They received medical help and there is no threat to their lives.

The data available from both the sides, Ukrainian and Russian, demonstrates that the Ukrainian warships intentionally entered Russian territorial waters and were moving deeper toward them. Such a military action with an expected loud political coverage is not possible without a direct order from the Ukrainian top military-political leadership.

From the beginning, the Ukrainian side claimed that it informed the Russian side about the planned displacement of its ships into the Sea of Azov through the Kerch Strait, a waterway that links the Azov Sea with the Black Sea. The Russian side says that there has been no request on this issue.

Even if the Ukrainian side has indeed informed the Russians somehow, it had to get an answer and allowance from Russian authorities. As the further developments showed, the Ukrainian side has had no answer/allowance from the Russian side.

Russia-Ukraine Black Sea Military Crisis: On The Brink Of War

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The existence or absence of the Ukrainian request to the Russians is out of the matter. The fact is that the Ukrainian warships violated Russian territorial waters threatening navigation in the area and provoking the Russian side.

More than 5 hours, the Russian side had been avoiding to employ any actions to block warships of the de-facto “unfriendly state” in its territorial waters. The Russian Federal Security Service’s Border Service employed real measures to put an end to hostile actions of the warships of the de-facto “unfriendly state” in own territorial waters at about 20:00-20:30 local time.

The Russian side is traditionally restrained in comments of the crisis situation during its development. From its side, the Ukrainian side is traditionally providing a surplus amount of data.

Summing up the existing data, it can be concluded that:

  • When the Ukrainian warships entered Russian territorial waters, there has been an attempt to block the advance of the Ukrainian naval group. One of the ships of the Russian Federal Security Service’s Border Service provoked a maritime collision accident with a Ukrainian ship by putting own hull on the vector of the Ukrainian warship’s advance. In the start of the video, it’s possible to hear multiple requests to the Ukrainian warships to stop their advance.

  • Within the next few hours, there was a close escort of the Ukrainian ships by the Russian naval group. Apparently, both the groups were inside or near the Russian marginal waters.
  • In a couple of hours, there was a firefight accident between the Russian and Ukrainian naval groups.
  • The Ukrainian Navy recognizes that the incident happened near the border line of the Russian 12-nautical miles zone.
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  • The Ukrainian naval group was completely suppressed by the Russian naval group.
  • There were casualties among the Ukrainian servicemen.
  • Warships of the Ukrainian naval group suffered damages.
  • It is confirmed that the Ukrainian naval group was blocked and is now escorted/towed by the Russian naval group in the direction of the Russian port of Kerch, Crimea.

There is no doubt that the leadership of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, particularly Commander-In-Chief Petro Poroshenko, gave an order to stage an action, which can cause casualties among at least military personnel. The command of the Ukrainian Navy forwarded this order to the naval group. The command and servicemen of this naval group made every possible effort to fulfil this order.

The Russian side seemed to try to avoid an armed clash and likely attempted to solve this crisis via military-diplomatic channels for at least several hours. However, it failed to do this.

The existing data allows to conclude that the current Ukrainian political leadership bears most of the responsibility for the November 25 maritime incident.

What developments we should expect in the following days. There are two options.

First of them, the Ukrainian government is employing its propaganda and oppressive power to boost the image of Russia as the aggressive foe of Ukraine. This will lead to the escalation of tensions in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine as well as tensions in the contact zone between Russian and Ukrainian forces in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.

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If the first point is failed, this incident can lead to a full discredit of the current Ukrainian political leadership, particularly President Poroshenko, and his US supervisors.

Currently, Poroshenko held a meeting with his military cabinet. Following the meeting, the Ukrainian Armed Forces were put in a state of the full combat readiness. Poroshenko also pushed a decision to impose a martial law in Ukraine. This decision is yet to be approved by the Ukrainian Parliament.

It’s important to note that the situation has started escalating in eastern Ukraine where the Ukrainian Armed Forces opened a massive artillery fire on villages and towns controlled by the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) at 21:48 local time. The suburbs of the DPR capital of Donetsk is also under fire. This could indicate that the Poroshenko regime is intentionally fueling military tensions in the region in order to start a new conflict.

Additionally, the interesting facts are that European mainstream media are actively covering the escalation in the Black Sea, expectedly supporting the Ukrainian position (for example, Euronews). NATO leadership and US diplomats called on the sides involved to keep restraint. From their side, US mainstream media outlets have kept a pause exactly to this moment (23:00 EET).

It should be noted that the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) carrier strike group is currently conducting drills in the Mediterranean Sea. It entered the sea on November 19.

Russia-Ukraine Black Sea Military Crisis: On The Brink Of War

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  • Dmitry Lunyov

    You forgot to tell the most important, in March in Ukraine there will be presidential elections. Now the national security Council is convened, it declared martial law for 60 days with the possibility of further extension. That is , Poroshenko, realizing that he will lose the elections, introduces a martial law that allows to postpone the elections until the situation calms down. As you can imagine, the situation will never calm down.

    • Ricky Miller

      Because, naturally a small naval clash way over on the other side of the Crimean peninsula requires martial law at home. Because the real enemy of the Poroshenko coup government is…the Ukrainian electorate. Brilliant.

    • AM Hants

      Good point. Hasn’t Porkie sold off his assets (Ukrainian) with sale going through, month before elections to Dmitry Furtash, Vice President (US) Pence and ex-Vice President (US) Biden? Just in case Martial Law does not work out?

    • BMWA1

      Admiral Poroshenko

    • Plus there is the Malvinas/Falklands variation:
      A collapsing political system bid on a war to stay in power…. mmh that was also Sarkozy vs. Lybia 🤔

      • occupybacon

        And the area 52

    • occupybacon

      Ukraine is de facto at war with Russia. Germoney should cancel NS2 or it should be shut down by NATO.

      • Ricky Miller

        If Ukraine was de facto at war with Russia than a large Guards Tank Army would right now be closing in on the bridges to Kiev. In fact, cancelling NS2 would be helpful to hardliners inside Russia who want a tougher, more aggressive line with the West. The pipeline expansion has been used as a behavior modification tool since 2014. Take away the prospect and we’ll see a Russian attitude change towards all things provocateur.

        • occupybacon

          Russian oligarchs like Western money

          • ZP

            On the other side, western oligarchs (“Captains of the Industry”) do it all out of their deep humanism and love for their neighbours?

          • occupybacon

            Of course not, the Russian oligarchs and the Western oligarchs are as greedy and like the same money.

      • Anja Boettcher

        Germany should kick the US off their territory and behave like a sovereign nation. Nato treaties permit no US interference with sovereign country’s energy deals. We know that Mr Obama “brokered the deal of the transition of power in Ukraine” and turned it into a failed state. We know why: This coup was basically aimed at messing up German-Russian relations, but seeing that despite of massive US war propaganda through Nato networks in our media, between two-third and 87% of Germans regularly state in polls that they want, as a result, intensify German-Russian relations and more distance to the US, I can see that in the end this US coup will lead to the opposite effect.

        War against Russia was the core of Nazism. Whoever tires to press us into this anti-Russian confrontation, is rightly considered as obnoxious rogue in Hitler’s footsteps. If you think that criminal coup will leave German-US relations and Nato intact, you are insane.

        Every step in trying to further escalate our relationships to Russia, will be a death nail in Nato. And as 90% of US military infrastructure in Europe is in Germany, the US will be out of Europe the moment we kick them out.

        Thus Nato should not even dare to be abused any further – or it is stone-dead. Merkel has ruined her party’s results by playing the role of a US stooge.

        • occupybacon

          Actually I wish you would kick NATO out, everybody knows about German-Russian bromance and the hate towards USA. Why not put the cards on the table and let the European nations to chose between you or USA, cause EU is a failed project anyway. And btw nice backstabbing of Bulgaria by forbidding the South Stream in the name of solidarity with Ukraine then bam! North Stream 2 kicks in…

          • Anja Boettcher

            Oh yes, I remember how the incredibly German Senator McCain drove to Bulgaria and blackmailed them to give up on South Stream…

            I, Mr, speak for the German population, who are explicit in hundreds of polls, whose results are against all Nato propaganda – not the puppets US-sponsored capitalist dictatorship made of any of those political actors, nobody votes for any longer…

            Without the military bases a despicable occupyer called US built on our expense on our ground (WE paid our OCCUPATION ourselves), you are disenabled on the European continent. It would take decades to outbalance that.

            And you have no business on our ground. None. Russia is a European country – you are not. Period. This has nothing to do with “hate”. Hate implies passion. We have none for you, but we feel only contempt for a country that has turned fascist.

            Europe is the continent of Europeans, who have to find a mode in cooperation with each other and their US-destroyed neighbours in the Middle East.

            You are outsiders. And to find peace in our sphere, you will be kicked out as imbecile and solely devastating player. Your compatriots’ ancestors were religious fanatics who wanted to leave their European homelands. We will make sure that their farewell is a farewell forever.

            Bugger off – as you do not belong in Europe – and NOBODY who knows your stupidity and tyranny wants you here.

          • occupybacon

            Pffft chill out Hitler, I’m not American.

          • Anja Boettcher

            If USAmericans or US-stooges keep up H!tler’s core programme, the destruction and annihilation of Russians, it is highly ironical, if they are preposterous enought to pretend antifascists were, what they indeed are. It is US hubris that works in H!tler’s boots, and plotting like N@zis with the Ukrofascist collaboratorts in their abyssmal anti-Russian racist hatred, US stooges play exactly the same role as N@zi collaborators in the 1940s.

            Mark, stooge: WE are on the other side, as WE KNOW what the fascists are up to: It is along with the destruction and elimination of Russia the destruction and elimination of Europe and Europeans. As boot-lickers of those who are trying to turn our continent again into a battelefield and our kids into cattle for US hegemony, you are treacherous miserable traitors of our children’s very lives. You plot with cynic massmurderers – and, doing so, you are the enemies of all honest Europeans.

          • occupybacon

            Don’t worry, I didn’t believe a second that you are a German

          • Anja Boettcher

            You don’t, vegetable?

            Search: Anja Böttcher, living in the Ruhr Area, grown up in Cologne, born in 1965, working as teacher for 25 seven years now. Now you have all chances even to find out my address and my workplace.

            Unlike all you pathological dehumanized worms, steered by your sick pathological collectivist hatred, wild to see any other population bleed and die, whether Russians or Jews or whoever, I fight for the RIGHT OF PEACE and for survival of the two CHILDREN I have raised and the more than thousand I have taught in my life. And for purpose I will fight with the majority of my compatriots those cynical tyrants over the Atlantic, who want to chase us into the next war – for their sick delusion of global hegemony only.

            Unlike the likes of you I fight as a humanitarian and Christian for humanitarian goals, while you hate-apostles are blinded by racist anti-Russian hate and ministers of Satan. I know from 38 ancestors of my grandparents’ generations what mindset people like you have. Therefore I write, in contrast to you, under my clear and real name – and have never needed to hide up – while you, worm, know why you hide up in the dark.

          • occupybacon

            So you’re here to fight, right kid? I’d say go back to your mmorpg game where you just got your ass kicked by the kids better than you at your preferred game, I know life is though but if you want to win you need to lose a lot, go to the battlefield, soldier, win a medal for your country there!

          • Anja Boettcher

            I told you that I am a teacher, not a psychiatrist, so I have not acquired the necessary medical qualification to exactly spot your problem. However, judging from the fact that you call people in their early fifties, who have learned considerably more than you could ever dream of, “kid”, I suppose I have to deal with a case of Alzheimer in further progression.

            To make it to understand for you, vegetable, that you sick hate apostles in H!tler’s boots have lost: To check that I am in complete accordance with 87% of my compatriots, who all want closer relationships to Russia and a thorough split with the US, google three majour polls: Two by the Körber-Stiftung for the German Auswärtiges Amt (from 2016 and 2017) and one the Forsa Institute for German business under wiese-consulting_Russland_und_der Westen from 2018.

            The miserable coup in Ukraine and the perfidious Russia-bashing orchestrated by the US via Nato has made nearly 90% of Germans aware that we have to get rid of a perverted political player who wants to plunge us in war. And as the general mood in Austria, Italy, Greece is the same and in France not much different, the Ukrainian coup will only lead to one result: the end of transatlanticism. Relations to the US are stone dead. Europe will survive, after getting rid of the sick tyrants.

            Russia-haters will have messed it up – once and for all.

          • occupybacon

            Give me a break with Germany, son. Nobody cares what “German people” think. They will think what they are told to. You can kiss Putler’s ass as much you like, that’s the only think you are capable of. Texas can buy Russia.

          • Anja Boettcher

            Has anybody told you that your are ridiculous and pathetic, moron?

            Who cares for a dying artificial political artefact which is not even a country? Real nations and civilizations survive phases of blossoming like phases of decay. See China: a civilization of many thousands of years. Centuries of decay – but rising like Phoenix out of the ashes.

            However, the US is nothing but a short-living British satellite, which was allowed to dwell in suprematist illusions for about half of a century – in history not even a blink of the eye.

            In less than half of a century, people worldwide will have forgotten that you have ever existed. You will not even leave the slightest trace in humanity’s memory.

          • occupybacon

            You are starting again to talk to me like I’m American? A German would be more wise than that. That chanting with the end of America and Capitalism was repeated by the Soviets until their last days. I guess Cartage was talking like that about Rome. Of course nothing is endless but boy! China is a harsh dictatorship of 40 and something nations, they will split apart like the Soviet Union when the crisis come. USA is coming for them during our life time, you’ll see ;)

          • Ricky Miller

            You’re American, no doubt. You write like a character out of Bill and Ted’s excellent adventures, the war crimes celebration party. Chill out, kid, tossing out the Hitler tag to a German poster and choosing bacon as part of your username all scream American. Come on ace, own it. Judas.

          • AmounRah

            No offense but I hope you did not foam from the mouth as you typed that…

          • muldoon55 .

            There are quite a few here in amerika that share your feelings about this warmongering country I live in. Millions languish in poverty.We have our necks under the boot of a police state and are robbed of our hard earned money so this government can export tyrannical wars to other lands.
            I pray for the Kingdom of God to intervene in this madness and destroy all who would infringe on the peace of their fellow man.
            Until then, may God protect you sister.

          • Anja Boettcher

            I wish you and your family the best as well.

            However, I suppose that sustainable economic processes, thus economies no longer based on and protected by muscular military machineries, and solely aimed at securing profit of big money, will lead to completely changed ways of social life, much more based on local producers, local solidarity, middle-sized and small enterprises and less on loads of short-living consumer goods, but rather returning to quality standards of assets people seriously need.

            We all must re-think how we ought to live. Elites won’t change. Neither will weapon producers. I don’t know if God will intervene- as His Kingdom is not of this earth. I do not expect heaven on earth, but think we are challenged to prevent hell on earth. I suppose he wants us to take care of our children and to stand up against that madness.

          • muldoon55 .

            Amen

          • Ricky Miller

            You drink their kool-aid and spout out the American bull. If you’re not American you sure do write and taunt like one and are in league with the worst of their crimes.

          • occupybacon

            Thank you for the appreciations, sir. I’m honored.

          • AmounRah

            “everybody knows about German-Russian bromance and the hate towards USA”
            I like how it’s always “EVERYONE knows that”
            That’s the very first flag that you have been brainwashed by propaganda.

            Hate towards USA?
            Yeah that kinda tends to happen when you are being strong armed or bullied into submission. Kinda part of a human condition.

      • AmounRah

        No. US is at war with Russia. Ukraine is nothing more but a close-to-home proxy, with an ex-US informant (Poroshenko) at the help, with US funds injected for a “regime change”, and paid-for-by-US-taxpayers mayor of Odessa.
        Yes, US citizens are paying salaries of Ukraine leadership, if you did not know.

  • intel drop

    Very improtant Info appeared briefly on Russian media (before being scrubbed) that a NATO SADM, possibly a Diver deployable device, was being transported by Ukrainian and British Special Forces to the Kerch Straight to be used on the Crimean bridge. The device was being tracked by the Russians and they knew it had been loaded on to a Ukrainian Tug (escorted by 5 warships!! – 3 in the Black Sea, including one NATO vessel, and 2 waiting in the Sea of Azov).
    This is why the Russians acted!
    They never react with force and have never blockaded the Sea of Azov. Ground attack jets and Helicopter gunships, plus a warship armed with ASM and Torpedos were waiting.
    This level of force would not be used just for a tug and a few old Ukrainian ships. But a tug carrying a tactical nuclear device about to bring down one of the worlds most strategic bridges, a bridge hated by NATO – as per the recent Op Ed in the ‘Washington Examiner’ (Ukraine should bomb the Crimean Bridge).
    Ukraine regularly provokes Russia to little effect, but today the Rusians acted to stop a terrible event.
    Ukraine is now in panic mode and there may be direct NATO intervention if the to cover this, if the Russians make this public.
    The device may have come from the UK.
    The UK have been psychologically preparing thier people for a war with Russia.
    The SADM explosion would have brought down the bridge and melted the foundations, but looked like a conventional IED blast from above due to the underwater detonation and relatively low yeield of less than 1KT.
    This was a WW3 level provocation STOPPED by the Russian FSB and SF’s!
    All traces of these reports are being scrubbed as I write!
    Get this out before the story is completly scrubbed.
    I will not contact you again.

    • AM Hants

      Brilliant comment. Remember, Gavin Williamson, the UK Secretary of Defence, was out in Ukraine, promising the world, 30 marines, or would they be SBS, plus, an old UK ship, were being sent to Ukraine.

      Not forgetting, when NATO sent a fleet, led by the USS Donald Cook, to try and kick Russia out of Sevestapol, back in 2014. Instead the USS Donald Cook, was dancing the ‘figure of eight’ in the Black Sea. when they met Bastion.

      Well done Russia, especially if they have confiscated all on board the ships, to acknowledge at their conveniance.

      Have you seen the Moon of Alabama article and how much the UK Government, NATO and the US are using NGOs, to carry out their anti-Russia campaign. Well worth reading and run by the same teams who spun the Iraq War.

      https://www.moonofalabama.org/2018/11/british-government-behind-secret-anti-russian-disinformation-campaign.html

      • Justin

        December 5 is an important day! u will find out why! Also notice this was a British ploy! Panic! They need to start a war!

        • Snowglobe

          indeed! :-)

        • AM Hants

          I am English, used to vote Conservative, now refuse to vote for any party in Westminster, owing to their lust for genocide and ethnic cleansing, all parties. With May’s Government, I have never, despised a Government more than hers, they are pure evil.

          Trying to stop Trump mentioning their support for Clinton in the Presidential Campaign, whilst happy to blame Russia. Together with letting Browder and Soros dictate UK policy. Cannot wait for the clean up, of the ‘City of London’ loyalty club.

          • Justin

            Agree! I am Australian so we are in the same boat! The release of the declassified FISA will prove that the UK and Australia were behind spying on the Trump presidential campaign and creating false information on “Russian collusion”! I have a strong feeling that Julian Assange is going to be transferred to the USA (if he makes it out alive) and can prove that Seth Rich who worked for the Democrat National Committee (their head IT guy) was murdered on the order of Hillary Clinton for leaking their rigged election data from their servers! Which means there was never any Russian collusion ever!
            Think about all of the anti Russian rhetoric coming from the UK! The so called poisonings, russia rigging the brexit election etc! UK needs to start a war! Their Govt is FUCKED! The next few weeks are BIG! Trump and Putin are not enemies! They are now working together. Europe and UK are screwed! But in the end it will be a good thing! Because a lot of corrupt elements in the UK and Europe will be removed!

          • AM Hants

            I wish Julian Assange all the best and hope he stays alive. The UK Government, plus, intelligence agencies, have a lot to be worried about. Just cannot believe how sinister politicians are. There again, it is a career which attracts, sociopathic narcistics, so why should I be surprised? Good luck.

          • Justin

            its all about power! Its like a drug!

    • AM Hants

      Nice if they mention the find at the UNSC emergency meeting.

      Russia Requests Urgent UN Security Council Meeting Over Azov Sea Issue… https://sputniknews.com/russia/201811261070126339-russia-ukraine-kerch-strati-unsc-urgent-meeting/

    • FlorianGeyer

      It makes sense I agree.

      Britain is probably desperate to start WW3 before Brexit. In fact a war would be used as a reason to delay Brexit for a few hundred years :)

    • Jose

      Hard to believe if it is true…

      • AM Hants

        Easy to believe. Remember, 9/11 and why did the steel melt?

    • The provocation occurred when Russia invaded Ukraine. Russia will continue to pay until it withdraws.

      • Ricky Miller

        Russia didn’t invade Ukraine. Ethnic Russians living in Ukraine rebeled after being disenfranchised and in some cases assaulted by far right Ukraino-nationalists. In Crimea, the regional assembly, elected in a Ukrainian election, requested help and reunion with Russia. This help was provided. Crimea is a Russian Oblast now. That isn’t going to change. Accept it or waste your time ignoring realities and spouting nonsense.

        • AM Hants

          I do love this video, plus, share it a lot: It includes the Korsun Massacre, in February 2014, which helped the people of Crimea decide to go home to Russia.

          EXCLUSIVE: The famous Russian documentary on Crimea with Putin FINALLY with SUBS… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Mw4Y9jRwCQ&t=6926s

          https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2a76c93bc6a85c0f035317434625f171524075b17ba74f17db82137417eea732.jpg

          • Ricky Miller

            I love that video and similiar output related to the Ossetian War. Western MSM sure has trouble getting to the truth and these documentaries illustrate that in detail. It’s also important to support video streaming sites as an alternative to YouTube because of growing pressure to censor and hide videos such as the one above. Thanks

          • AM Hants

            I do like Vesti, plus, must remember to go for the streaming site alternatives, to show You Tube, plus, similar they do not have the monopoly.

        • You can call me Al

          Wasn’t the Russian language banned as well ?.

          • Ricky Miller

            That was the threat made on the streets. Speak Ukrainian or get beat up. And now of course it’s not just Russian but other minority languages under legal pressure inside Ukraine, prominently Hungarian.

        • Tudor Miron

          Ricky, it wasnt National assembly decision – it was decided during referendum where 96% voted to join Russia. Events in Crimea and east of Ukraine (Donbas) happened after violent coup in Kiev – those regions didn’t accept it.

          • Ricky Miller

            You are right. But the referendum came later. The first step was an Assembly vote, which holigans from Ukraine tried to disrupt, which asked Russia for assistance.

      • RedBaron9495

        Go and collect your shekels….you useless Troll!

      • VeeNarian (Yerevan)

        Just how many of the US/EU/NATO gangster “leaders” do you think are prepared to die for the Banderised Ukrainian Neo-Nazis in Kiev. Are you???
        This is an incident that could lead to WW3.

      • Floyd Hazzard

        The true elected President of Ukraine is in exile in Russia. Half of Ukraine(East) didn’t vote in the bogus elections that sat the stooge borne to power by a putsch supported by external influences. Eastern Ukrainians decided that they didn’t want the western stooge they didn’t elect after the president they elected were overthrown by western supported Neo-Nazis. It’s Western Ukranians that’s sitting on Eastern Ukranians land. If West Ukraine can used armed uprising to usurp power illegally, surely the east can use armed uprising to beat them back.

      • Ron Wheeler

        Yet another MSNBC Rachel Maddow (the gay princess of talk-show) watcher.

      • R Trojson

        Yes, Russia invaded Ukraine and it is Putin’s expanding army that is starting WW3. Putin is the new Hitler taking territory from Georgia, Ukraine, Syria for starters. He is threatening every country that used to be behind the Iron Curtain. His lunatic mission to take back all the territory from the old USSR is destroying Russia and impoverishing Russians. China has a plan to ‘liberate Russia’ from the Russians that is and for the Chinese. Just watch Putin bowing down to China, he cares not for his own people, only for his Chinese masters.

        • Selbstdenker

          Better you take your medicine again, not that your brain explodes. Poor guy!

        • AM Hants

          BS.

          Georgia invaded the Russian dependent territory of South Ossetia, taking out the Russian peacekeepers, whilst President Putin was enjoying the Bejing Olympics. Once the Georgian Forces got a Russian escort home, they were begging for a ceasefire. Funny, how CIA funded Saakashvili, then moved over to Ukraine.

          Ukraine, whilst Russia were celebrating their winter Olympics, the cookie monsters, from the US turned up in Kiev. 100,000 dead, 900,000 with life changing disabilities, plus, millions displaced, but, the CIA placed President, following coup d’etat, is happy. Nought to do with Russia.

          Syria – Russia were invited to lend a hand and did a good job removing CIA funded terrorists, from Syria.

          ‘Those who miss the Soviet Union, have a heart, those who want it back, have no brain’.

          China and Russia, work well together, with respect. Each having what the other needs.

          2000, when President Putin first took control of Russia, it was bankrupt. Now, average person lives an extra ten years, with free healthcare, plus, education, to University level. Minimal debt, owing to paying off the $45 billion Soviet Union debt (including from when the Bolshevics overthrew the Russian Empire), plus paying compensation to the Baltics, owing to Soviet Union days. They then, paid off the $16.5 billion Russian Federation debt. Creditor nation, which took back control of their natural resources, together with having healthy stocks of gold and currency reserves.

          The US is the world’s largest debtor nation, with over $2 trillion in national debt. Ukraine is heading the same way that Yeltsin’s Russia, under Rothschild oligarch control went.

          • Mish

            The only way of dealing effectively with these trolls is to ignore them. For all we know, it is likely that they get paid for the reaction they generate.

          • AM Hants

            ‘Integrity Initiative’, so comes to mind. I use them, to post links for others to view, if they have not seen them. Before getting bored of the game.

          • Ricky Miller

            Wow. Devastating Bitch Slap. The lies of these trolls should be confronted, not ignored. It is nothing less than a frontline in the information war being waged against points of view aligned against NeoCon Globalist governance. I am beyond impressed with you. You make the points I try to but so much better. My compliments to your teachers and your education. You made my day, ma’am.

          • AM Hants

            Thank you Ricky. Take care.

        • Wolfgang Wolf

          another paid troll idiot… or simply forgot to mention that he is postin in *ironic* mode))))

        • Tudor Miron

          Someone should call the ambulance – that Trojson troll is showing clear signs of dangerous mental disorder and needs urgent medical help.

          • occupybacon

            The pig oinking on the tape is in need of that urgent medical help, that’s the ww3 oink-calling

        • Anja Boettcher

          Is that lousy US money worth making a fool of yourself?

      • AM Hants

        LOL, the cookie monsters arrived from the US. Russia were enjoying their winter Olympics.

        Welcome to Nulandistan: Propaganda and the Crisis in Ukraine… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yu8KTiLsLJw

      • Wolfgang Wolf

        what the fuck are you talking about? you are paid for posting stupid comments? retired pensioneer ass needs money, therefore employed as stupid troll? headshaking….

        • Lots of Russian trolls out here just as in the 2016 election. Piss off!

      • You can call me Al

        Hey Yanker; get back and post on the Yank sites, you silly, brain washed old ****; come back when you have educated yourself with some facts.

        • Mish

          He’s probably a properly trained U-crow and it’s useless to try and talk reason with him

      • Nosferatu
    • slayern2

      I bet they really hate that bridge…

    • Snowglobe

      Thanks!

    • Alejandro Bonifacio

      please, we need a link of your info

    • Pave Way IV

      I don’t know… seems too comically evil of a scheme – even for the U.S. – to try and provoke Russia. Putin wouldn’t take the bait and do something stupid. The bridge section could just be rebuilt. If the Russians find a SADM on the ships and show it, then maybe…

      I could see a different target inside Ukraine as a false-flag to blame on Russia, but then there would be no need for this Kerch Strait drama or a SADM backpack nuke. The Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant comes to mind. The U.S. was doing something strange in one of the control rooms a couple of years ago. The U.S. and assorted western spooks tossed out the reactor operators for a day or two back then while they were doing something ‘secret’ regarding security in the Unit 1 control room. I’ve been waiting for something to happen there ever since then. Something which – of course – would be blamed on Russia. And something requiring a NATO response.

      Putin’s reaction to such a false-flag event back then would have been entirely predictable: some combination of the Topol-M (1 x 800 kt), Yars (4 x 100 kt), Sarmat (10 x 500 kt) or Bulava (6 x 100 kt). Maybe all of them.

    • KennyB

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    • Wolfgang Wolf

      RUS should employ the same tactics like israhell: targeted killing of enemies… so the Rada in Kiev would have been emptied already…

      • Tudor Miron

        If Russia would use same tactics as US/UK/Israel what would be the difference between us and them?

    • TomWonacott

      Disinformation – plain and simple.

    • Just Aman

      The cover up has already begun.
      Apparently it was all just one big missunderstanding.
      The Russians running to the UN security council was a big over reaction,
      SHHH, dont mention the warships of both NATO and Russia in the area at the time,

      SHHH, dont mention the air assets deployed by both the US and Russia at the time,

      SHHH, dont mention anything UK related, certainly not SBS divers on tug boats with a big bag.

      SHHH, dont mention anything ‘package’ or big bag related.
      SHHH, dont mention divers in the water looking for said package thrown overboard by panicing UKrainians,
      SHHH, dont mention the ‘cargo’ ship with antisub cables and diver nets blocking the bridge at the deepest point,

      SHHH, just dont mention the bridge, just dont mention the bridge at all, people may put two and two together and get four.
      Nothing happened, just a big missunderstanding between between friends,

      Nothing to see here folks, move along, next story coming soon, move along, nothing to see here…………….

  • AM Hants

    Ukraine are starting to milk it already, no doubt will be helped by the same crowd that fund and support the White Helmets, plus, lied to get us into the Iraq War. Over in the UK, NATO and the US State Department, but, under the guise of the Integrity Initiative, which receives 95% funding from the UK Government NATO and the US State Department. Funny that.

    Ukraine Accuses Moscow Of “Act Of War” After Russia “Fires At Ukraine Ships”, Seizes Three Vessels Off Crimea… https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-25/ukraine-accuses-russia-opening-fire-its-warship-near-kerch-strait

    ……………..

    British Government Runs Secret Anti-Russian Smear Campaigns…

    The Integrity Initiative was set up in autumn 2015 by The Institute for Statecraft in cooperation with the Free University of Brussels (VUB) to bring to the attention of politicians, policy-makers, opinion leaders and other interested parties the threat posed by Russia to democratic institutions in the United Kingdom, across Europe and North America.
    It lists Bellingcat and the Atlantic Council as “partner organisations” and promises that:

    Cluster members will be sent to educational sessions abroad to improve the technical competence of the cluster to deal with disinformation and strengthen bonds in the cluster community. […] (Events with DFR Digital Sherlocks, Bellingcat, EuVsDisinfo, Buzzfeed, Irex, Detector Media, Stopfake, LT MOD Stratcom – add more names and propose cluster participants as you desire).
    The Initiatives Orwellian slogan is ‘Defending Democracy Against Disinformation’. It covers European countries, the UK, the U.S. and Canada and seems to want to expand to the Middle East.

    On its About page it claims:

    We are not a government body but we do work with government departments and agencies who share our aims.
    The now published budget plans show that more than 95% of the Initiative’s funding is coming directly from the British government, NATO and the U.S. State Department. All the ‘contact persons’ for creating ‘clusters’ in foreign countries are British embassy officers. It amounts to a foreign influence campaign by the British government that hides behind a ‘civil society’ pseudo-NGO.

  • Zionism = EVIL

    haha the dumb Uki hohols will last 10 minutes against Russia with or without their US moronic and Zionist masters. Russia should send these rust buckets to Syria where they can be put to good use.

  • Sinbad2

    This is an American action to create conflict, and destroy the Kerch bridge.
    As the financial collapse gets closer, the US will get more extreme and do anything to take Russia out of the international oil market.

    • AM Hants

      Remember 9/11, the day after the US was meant to announce a mega overspend? Not as though they have not done similar before, but, at the time, few would believe a Government could be so evil.

  • The captain of the ship that rammed the tug deserves a commendation for bravery.

    And he had the common sense to create a sliding ram of the bow of the tug, knowing that it was the most protected part and not likely to damage any explosives inside.

  • John

    This is nasty stuff. Something pretty big is going on. I want to see how this all pans out.

  • VeeNarian (Yerevan)

    Sadly, the time has come for RF to expose how the US/EU/NATO gangsters are just using Banderised Ukraine as a proxy against Russia. Their financial and military support to the Kiev Neo-Nazis, however, is really lacking, because the greedy gangster leaders are not prepared to lose money, lose the lives of their own soldiers nor risk their own precious skins for their Ukrainian slave puppies.
    Time for RF to call US/EU/NATO gangster’s bluff and expose the warmonger’s dangerous hot air. No, doubt, there will be another attempt to tank the RF economy. Let’s see just how many times the EU slaves are prepared to shoot themselves in the foot to please their US masters.

  • Carol Davidek-Waller

    Provocation and war are not the same thing. Ukraine is not great military power. All they can do is muddy the waters a little before the Trump Putin meeting at the G 20 conference in return for the neocon part of the global community tolerating , corruption, greed, incompetence and being propped up by the IMF who are contravening their own rules to do so.

  • RichardD
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  • RichardD

    Ukraine is at or near the top of the list of nations victimized by Jews. And now they’ve taken over again with predictable results:

    “Poroshenko’s father was a Jew named Alexei Valtsman from the Odessa region who in 1956 took on the last name of his wife, Yevgenya Poroshenko”
    – Ukraine Presidential Frontrunner Petro Poroshenko and His Secret Jewish Roots –
    https://forward.com/news/world/198758/ukraine-presidential-frontrunner-petro-poroshenko/
    “Poroshenko has been a prominent Ukrainian oligarch … Forbes placed him on the Forbes list of billionaires”
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petro_Poroshenko

    “Prime Minister of Ukraine ..
    Volodymyr Groysman’s parents are Jewish.”
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volodymyr_Groysman

    “Kolomoyskyi is rated as the second or third richest person in Ukraine (after Rinat Akhmetov and/or Viktor Pinchuk) …
    Kolomoyskyi was born in a Jewish family”
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ihor_Kolomoyskyi

    “Pinchuk was born in 1960 in Kiev to Jewish parents”
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Pinchuk

  • RichardD

    “The network behind this coup had actually started planning for the coup back in 2011. That’s when Eric Schmidt of Google, and Jared Cohen, also now of Google but still continuing though unofficially as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s chief person tasked to plan ‘popular movements’ to overthrow both Yanukovych in Ukraine, and Assad in Syria.

    Then, on 1 March 2013, the implementation of this plan started: the first “tech camp” to train far-right Ukrainians how to organize online the mass-demonstrations against Yanukovych, was held inside the US Embassy in Kiev on that date, which was over nine months before the Maidan demonstrations to overthrow Ukraine’s democratically elected President started, on 20 November 2013. …

    “The massacre was a false flag operation, which was rationally planned and carried out with a goal of the overthrow of the government and seizure of power. It [his investigation] found various evidence of the involvement of an alliance of the far right organizations, specifically the Right Sector and Svoboda, and oligarchic parties, such as Fatherland. Concealed shooters and spotters were located in at least 20 Maidan-controlled buildings or areas.”

    – How and Why the US Government Perpetrated the 2014 Coup in Ukraine –

    https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/06/03/how-why-us-government-perpetrated-2014-coup-ukraine.html

  • RichardD

    “Jared Andrew Cohen (born November 24, 1981) is an American businessman currently serving as the CEO of Jigsaw (previously Google Ideas)[1] and an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. … Cohen is Jewish.
    Cohen with Volodymyr Groysman in Ukraine.”
    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/62/Volodymyr_Groysman_and_Jared_Cohen_in_Ukraine_-_2018_%28MUS6594%29.jpg
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jared_Cohen

    • potcracker2588

      yes true spot on

  • Brother Thomas

    Ukraine is failing as a country and their leadership knows it. The only hope they are clinging to is that somehow they can pull Europe, US and NATO into a confrontation with Russia, to buy themselves political and economic support paid for by NATO, Russian, and Ukrainain blood.

  • RichardD

    “Google’s executive chariman, Eric E. Schmidt, the 100th richest person in the world. He’s an Ashkenazi Jew.

    Sergey Brin, the president and director is a Jew. His family emigrated to the United States to escape Soviet persecution. He was married to a Jew, Anne Wojkicki but they’re now divorced.

    Larry Page’s mother was Jewish, but wasn’t raised in a religious household.

    David C. Drummond, the Chief Legal Officer, is married to a Jew, Marimo Berk.

    Diane B. Greene, senior vice president, is married to a Jew, Mendel Rosenblum.”

    https://www.quora.com/Is-it-true-that-four-out-of-6-Google-executives-are-Jews-or-have-Jewish-spouses

  • Jonathan Cohen

    Both sides need to negotiate here so that both forces can be diverted south to fight ISIS and other headchoppers. Since both sides respect abortion rights, there is no issue near Ukraine worth fighting over.

    • VeeNarian (Yerevan)

      The US and its “6000 nation massive alliance” is already fighting IS, but in fact are just very good at killing civilians and innocent desert camels.

      • Jonathan Cohen

        Not with everything they aren’t, this alliance maintains significant forces far from ISIS, which are greatly slowing the anti ISIS offensive.

  • VeeNarian (Yerevan)

    It is very vital that RF has these 3 ships in custody, so their communications data and weaponry can be examined asap and presented to the UNSC. They should also check the underwater pylons of the Kerch Bridge to see if any deposits have been laid to go off.
    Now RF will know, Kiev Neo-Nazis and their US masters will know who gave these orders to provoke Russian-Ukrainian war. Such communications should be made public in due course and action taken against the Kiev Neo-Nazis.
    RF will not win the media war, but the killer facts under its possession should avoid escalation to WW3.
    No doubt, this incident will be used to pressure Germany into cancelling Nordstream II and other economic measures.
    Also, what on Earth is Russia doing having an embassy in Kiev and recognising the Neo-Nazi government? Just how many people have to die in the Donbass before the RF leadership recognises Ukraine as a hostile foreign power, occupied by the US/EU/NATO gang and indeed their willing puppet in provoking WW3?
    What will it take???

    • AM Hants

      ‘…RF will not win the media war, but the killer facts under its possession should avoid escalation to WW3…’

      So true, plus, remember Turk Stream, with the pipes being laid in the Black Sea, at present.

      This was posted, I believe over on the RI comments section. Wonderful video, so well worth watching. Forty nations, working happily together, on the ship.

      Vesti Special Report! Inside Look at “Pioneering Spirit” Team Laying Down Vital TurkStream Pipeline… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6q_Dw3zRR4

    • Mish

      Has to have a presence in Ukraine to keep its finger on the pulse. Novorussia’s role is to keep Ukraine from starting an all-out war on Russia, which is its contracted mission since the coup.

  • Neo Onh

    Just liberate all of Novorossiya and Malorossiya and get it over with. Just leave nazi-infected Galizia to the EU

  • Redadmiral

    Bad vibe for the Day. Yanki-Zionist-War-Mongers have at last managed to provoke a situation using their stool pigeon Poroshenko. This is not far behind where Yanki Deep-State had planned to be with the election of their preferred President, Clinton, 2 years ago. Russia now has an uphill battle to avoid Yanki nuclear strike as situation will quickly spiral out of control. Expecft Ukrainian armed forces to launch attacks on it’s eastern front with full military support from NATO. Further to the above expect hundreds of cruise missiles to be launched at Syria from FUKUS navy in the Med.. IsraHell and KSA will also participate with strikes on Syria and Iran.. Unless Ukrainians are swatted quickly and cruise missile attack on Syria is thwarted, Yanks will have to seriously reconsider their first strike option or we are all toast.

  • Wolfgang Wolf

    beat those fucking Nazis hard! kick them out of Donbass and let DPR forces seize the azov coastline to the crimean border. game over with those fuckers!!

    • potcracker2588

      kill israel…kill the other satanic jews world wide…and ALL conflicts will come to a standstill

  • verner

    the disunited states of A has been spoiling for war for a long long time but so far lacked the reason to act despite all time high of provocations against Russia and China and Iran and and and. Maybe this is the excuse needed to join the previous failed attempts – Napoleon and then, as of late, Hitler. both failed
    miserably and so will the ever disunited states of America (there is a message in the situation which should be heeded by any any sensible and rational nation – do not ever allow the debt of the nation become unmanageable so the only way out is war.

  • Spud

    What was up with the one the Ukrainian ships being a minelayer with a SADM underwater mine? How come that little tidbit is being deleted from the newscasts?

  • frankly

    Democratic election and violence, same old story. The bankers win no matter how the election goes.