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originally posted by: BornAgainAlien
Humanitarian situation in eastern Ukraine catastrophic — Sweden's FM
BRUSSELS, August 15. /ITAR-TASS/. Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt acknowledged on Friday a catastrophic humanitarian situation in eastern Ukraine, but said the militia and Russia were responsible.
originally posted by: DJW001
a reply to: demus
Of course they invited reporters to inspect the contents of the truck; every stage magician invites a member of the audience to inspect his equipment. He can do this with confidence because the audience member doesn't know what to look for. A convoy of 250 trucks is being driven by 250 troops. They are delivering reinforcements, not humanitarian aid. That's why they insist on delivering the cargo themselves: the drivers are the cargo. (The ammunition is welded to the undercarriage, one of the oldest tricks in the book.)
But, with their easy manner, lack of discipline and in some cases physiques that hinted more at beer halls than special forces training grounds, the "little brown men" of the aid convoy are clearly not the highly trained elite troops
Those at the site were dismissive of fears in Ukraine that the convoy may be carrying secret military cargo. Two of the men in brown, who would not give their names but said they were "in charge of the cargo", offered to open any of the trucks picked at random and show what was inside.
Things just escalated notably - (Via Bloomberg):
*UKRAINE FORCES ATTACK ARMED CONVOY FROM RUSSIA: LYSENKO
*UKRAINE TROOPS 'DESTROY' PART OF ARMED CONVOY: LYSENKO
*UKRAINE'S POROSHENKO: CONFIRMED APC INCURSION TO CAMERON
UKRAINIAN MILITARY SPOKESMAN SAYS UKRAINE FORCES ENGAGED RUSSIAN ARMOURED COLUMN ON UKRAINIAN SOIL AND "PART OF IT NO LONGER EXISTS"
We await Putin's response...
*RUSSIA CONCERNED AT ATTEMPTS TO DISRUPT AID CONVOY
UKRAINIAN MILITARY SPOKESMAN SAYS UKRAINIAN FORCES HAD TRACKED RUSSIAN ARMOURED COLUMN AFTER IT CROSSED BORDER INTO UKRAINE
*RUSSIA SAYS IT'S GETTING INFO OF DIRECT THREATS TO CONVOY
*RUSSIA SAYS UKRAINE INTENSIFIES MILITARY OPS TO DISRUPT CONVOY
While the white trucks came to a halt well short of Ukraine's border, a different Russian convoy did cross into Ukrainian territory late on Thursday evening.
The Guardian saw a column of 23 armoured personnel carriers, supported by fuel trucks and other logistics vehicles with official Russian military plates, travelling towards the border near the Russian town of Donetsk.
originally posted by: dragonridr
a reply to: demus
i think your missing his point it would be easy to hide stuff in that mass of trucks. 2 reporters from the guardian couldnt do an inspection and if they did happen to pick a truck you bluff your way through it. If this was truly aid it would already be in Kiev and be being sent by the IRC with the other shipments.Even worsewhen you look inside alot of the trucks appear to be empty meaning the true shipment indeed could be the people. Why else would Russia send 4 vehicles when 1 fully packed one could hold the stuff. I saw one track that had like a couple of boxes i could fit into my car.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a phone conversation with Prime Minister of Great Britain David Cameron.
The parties coordinated their actions on the response to the information regarding the entry of Russian military machines to the territory of Ukraine that has been clearly witnessed by international journalists, particularly of "Guardian" newspaper. The President informed that the given information was trustworthy and confirmed because the majority of that machines had been eliminated by the Ukrainian artillery at night.
Poroshenko: Disagreements on Russian humanitarian aid delivery settled
UKRAINIAN SECURITY FORCES ARE TRYING TO CUT ROUTE FOR RUSSIAN HUMANITARIAN AID DELIVERY FROM BORDER TO LUHANSK PREVIOUSLY AGREED UPON WITH KYIV - RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY
originally posted by: Nikola014
a reply to: dragonridr
Who on Earth gives a right to some reporters to inspect something? I wouldn't allow them to inspect anything, because western media were real objective when it comes to Russian aid to its people and this whole conflict between rebels and Ukraine army.
And yes, i bet 2,000 tons of water, food, clothes and such things could easily fit in your car...
Because of this whole aid thing, no MSM reported that another 11 innocent civilians got killed during another bombing of Donetsk...
One more thing. Why EU or US doesn't send aid to those innocent people over there? Usually they would, but I'm curious to know why they don't do it this time..,