Russia sends trucks towards Luhansk–Kiev Security Chief calls it a ‘direct invasion’

Red Dot is Location of Luhansk (Skluesener)


The Russian government decided to move trucks across the border into Ukraine:

August 22, 2014

Ukraine is accusing Russia of conducting a “direct invasion” on its eastern border as a Russian aid convoy moves into the country without clearance from Ukrainian authorities.

Ukraine’s foreign ministry made the statement Friday, after the 200-truck convoy began moving following several days of waiting at the border for Ukrainian authorities to inspect the vehicles and their cargo of humanitarian aid.

Moscow said Friday it was tired of waiting for Kyiv’s permission to move forward. Dozens of trucks were reported to have crossed into Ukraine Friday with a cargo of food, water, generators, and sleeping bags.

The International Committee of the Red Cross has said it will not escort the convoy into Ukraine because it has not received security guarantees.

“The Russian aid convoy is moving into Ukraine, but we are not escorting it due to the volatile security situation,” the ICRC said in a post on Twitter.  The Red Cross said its team in Luhansk reported “heavy shelling overnight.”

Russia’s foreign ministry said in a statement  that all excuses for the delay have been “exhausted” and that the convoy was heading toward the eastern Ukrainian rebel stronghold of Luhansk, where residents have lived in a war zone for weeks as pro-Russian rebels struggle to hold off government forces.

Thursday, Ukrainian officials said border guards had begun checking the 200-truck Russian aid convoy that has been stalled at the border for days, waiting for permission to enter the country.

Kyiv voices skepticism

The Kyiv government, which accuses Russia of arming and otherwise supporting the rebels, has voiced suspicions that Moscow is using the convoy as a pretext for a full-scale invasion.  Moscow has called the accusation “absurd.”

August 22, 2014

Security chief Valentyn Nalyvaychenko said it was a “direct invasion” but no force would be used against the convoy.

Russia began sending in its lorries, stranded at the border for more than a week, after formally accusing Ukraine of unreasonable obstruction.

The aid is destined for civilians in the east Ukraine war zone. …

The lorries are currently being accompanied by pro-Russian gunmen. So the convoy is likely to be stopped at the front line near the besieged city of Luhansk. Or if it tries to work its way around the Ukrainian government forces, there is a risk of it being attacked – accidentally or intentionally.

The Russian foreign ministry has already a clear sent warning that if the convoy is attacked, Moscow may take action. …

The rebel-held city of Luhansk has been without running water, power and phone communications for 20 days as government forces hold it under siege. …


“Our humanitarian aid convoy is starting to move towards Luhansk,” the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement (in Russian).

“We are warning against any attempts to sabotage this purely humanitarian mission, which was prepared a long time ago, in an atmosphere of full transparency and in co-operation with the Ukrainian side and the ICRC,” the Russian foreign ministry said.

Delays in Ukrainian clearance for the convoy had “become unbearable”, it said.

“All excuses for blocking the delivery of aid to people in the area where this humanitarian catastrophe is happening have been exhausted,” it added.

“The Russian side has decided to act. Our convoy carrying humanitarian aid is beginning to move towards Luhansk.”

Foreign journalists were allowed to look into the Russian lorries earlier and found they contained humanitarian supplies such as baby food and cereals.

In a statement on its website (in Russian), Luhansk’s official council reported on Friday that the dire situation in the city remained unchanged with no halt in the bombardment.

Most in the West do not realize how bad Russia wants Ukraine.

Russia wants the option to influence and/or acquire all the territory of Ukraine.  It likely feels that this is the least it can do to show support for the separatists that are opposing the Ukrainian government in Kiev.  It is also basically daring Ukraine to attack, which would give it a claimed cause to fight back.  The situation remains tense.

Russia’s President Putin basically believes that the West poses a threat to his nation and that if all of Ukraine goes into the European Union (which is what the government of Kiev wants), it will thus militarily align with the West (which is what it is in the process of doing).  Russia does not want NATO closer.

NATO on the other hand is concerned about Russia as well:

August 22, 2014

MOSCOW —NATO said Friday that Russian artillery pieces are firing at the Ukrainian military from Russian territory and within Ukraine, dramatically escalating a conflict that has taken a new turn with the unauthorized entry into eastern Ukraine of what the alliance described as a “Russian so-called humanitarian convoy.”

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen condemned the entry of the convoy Friday as “a blatant breach of Russia’s international commitments” and said it could only deepen a crisis that Moscow has created and helped to fuel.

“The disregard of international humanitarian principles raises further questions about whether the true purpose of the aid convoy is to support civilians or to resupply armed separatists,” Rasmussen said in a statement issued from NATO headquarters.

But it is not just military leaders that get involved with all of this.  Germany is trying to influence what is going on in the region:

RIGA, Latvia — With President Obama facing a host of other problems around the world and at home, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany is emerging more and more as a pivotal leader on the Ukraine conflict.

But while the leadership role plays to her image and Germany’s sense of its importance in Europe, it has Ms. Merkel dancing delicately between opposing forces.

On Monday, she descended on Latvia for six hours to deliver a message: She sympathizes with the Baltics’ fears in the wake of Russia’s annexation of Crimea and involvement in eastern Ukraine. She agrees that NATO’s treaty about standing behind alliance members in need “is not only a hypothetical possibility, but a very real option that we will act upon when needed.”

“We must be prepared for this,” she said, “and these preparations must be stronger than we thought a few years ago.”

But while that reflected her disillusionment with President Vladimir V. Putin’s Russia, she made equally clear that Germany — and presumably other NATO powers — would not agree to a permanent presence of allied troops in countries bordering Russia at a NATO summit meeting in Wales next month, as the Baltic States have demanded.

That, she said, would flout the NATO-Russia accord of 1997.  Instead, she and Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma of Latvia suggested after talks on Monday, the allies will maintain a “persistent presence,” involving allied troops in air surveillance, near-constant maneuvers or training that keeps NATO forces on the ground much of the time in member states like Poland or the Baltics — a compromise, but not one likely to set off Mr. Putin’s wrath.

Germany wants Ukraine, but does not want a war with Russia.  Of course, Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin made a deal prior to World War II as well  (which ended up not holding as both sides ending up fighting and killing millions).

Many in the West do not realize this, but Kiev was once the capital of Russia.  Russia considers Ukraine more of a province than a separate nation.  Those in western Ukraine disagree (as do many in the east).

Many in parts of Ukraine and Russia are descendents from the ancient Medes.  Those called Medes are also shown to destroy the final European Babylonian power according to both Isaiah and Jeremiah:

1 The burden against Babylon which Isaiah the son of Amoz saw…

17 “Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them,
Who will not regard silver;
And as for gold, they will not delight in it.
18 Also their bows will dash the young men to pieces,
And they will have no pity on the fruit of the womb;
Their eye will not spare children.
19 And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms,
The beauty of the Chaldeans’ pride,
Will be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. (Isaiah 13:1, 17-19)

11 Make the arrows bright!
Gather the shields!
The Lord has raised up the spirit of the kings of the Medes.
For His plan is against Babylon to destroy it,
Because it is the vengeance of the Lord,
The vengeance for His temple. (Jeremiah 51:11)

The fact that there are multiple kings of the Medes indicates that multiple powers involved in this end time confederation represent multiple governments. Perhaps, such as Russia, Belarus, Crimea, and possibly some parts of Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, etc.

Even now, not all in Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia want to be part of the European Union, and some prefer to be in Russia’s upcoming Eurasian Union. Those that become disillusioned/disappointed by the EU may ultimately back out of it.

Sending in trucks of food and other supplies will improve the relationship between Russia and some of its supporters in the Ukrainian territories.  Prophecy will be fulfilled.

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