posted on Jul, 13 2014 @ 08:16 AM
Russia threatens Ukraine after shell crosses
MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) - Russia threatened Ukraine on Sunday with "irreversible consequences" after a man was killed by a shell fired across the border
from Ukraine, describing the incident in warlike terms as aggression that must be met with a response.
Although both sides have reported cross-border shootings in the past, the incident appears to be the first time Moscow has reported fatalities on its
side of the border in the three-month conflict which has killed hundreds of people in Ukraine.
Kiev called the accusation its forces had fired across the border "total nonsense" and suggested the attack could have been the work of rebels trying
to provoke Moscow to intervene on their behalf. The rebels denied they were responsible.
I am wondering what Russia is going to claim next.
it seems they are now desperately trying to create an incident that will justify a continued invasion of Ukraine by Russia. Putin has been coming
under increasing pressure from the war hawks in his own government who want him to invade Ukraine.
The economists are talking about the damage the sanctions are doing to the Russian economy, warning sanctions that are sector wide would create a
major issue with the Russian economy.
In an effort to avoid more sanctions Putin has been trying to disengage Russian forces assisting in Ukraine, which is resulting in the Pro Russian
forces losing faith in Putin.
We are up to like 20+ lies now that Russia has tried to use in an effort to justify their actions in Ukraine, and to date they have been called out on
those lies each time. The latest was the Pro Russian rebels claiming that chemical weapons were used. Investigations to date have shown no chemical
weapons have been used, and the weapon claimed, white phosphorous, is not what is showing in the videos making the rounds on you tube.
So now we are to the point of 1 person being "killed" on the Russian side of the border from shells supposedly from Ukraine units.
I can we will list this as lie 21+.
I find it interesting that they were able to determine where the shell came from in such a quick amount of time. I find it unlikely that 1 person was
killed as a direct result of Ukrainian fire. in fact I find it difficult to believe it was a Ukrainian munitions.
Russia sent Ukraine a note of protest describing the incident as "an aggressive act by the Ukrainian side against sovereign Russian territory and
the citizens of the Russian Federation," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement warning of "irreversible consequences".
"This represents a qualitative escalation of the danger to our citizens, now even on our own territory. Of course this naturally cannot pass without a
response," Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin told Rossiya-24 state TV.
Russia's Investigative Committee said a shell had landed in the yard of a house in a small town on the Russian side of the frontier, killing a man and
wounding a woman. The Russian town is called Donetsk, sharing the name of the Ukrainian city of 1 million people that the rebels have declared capital
of an independent "people's republic".
Nothing like specifics that are unspecific to preclude verification.
edit on 13-7-2014 by Xcathdra because: (no reason
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