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    Russia blocks Kerch Strait with oil tanker, standoff with Ukrainian Navy happening now - Shots Fired!

    Not good

    https://www.apnews.com/b9e44a0c2dce40aebfc117e1490c51b9

    Russia blocks passage in Kerch Strait after Ukraine incident
    By MATTHEW BODNER
    4 minutes ago
    RUSSIA UKRAINE
    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has blocked passage through the Kerch Strait, a narrow body of water nestled between Crimea and the Russian mainland, after three Ukrainian navy ships made what the Russian coast guard has called an unauthorized crossing through Russian territorial waters.

    The move comes after months of growing tensions between Ukraine and Russia, which annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 and has steadily worked to increase its zone of control around the peninsula.


    The Kerch Strait is the only passage into the Sea of Azov beyond it. The strait is crossed by the recently completed Kerch Bridge, connecting Crimea to Russia. Transit under the bridge has been blocked by a tanker ship, and dozens of cargo ships awaiting passage are stuck.

    The incident began earlier Sunday after the Ukrainian navy claimed a Russian coast guard vessel rammed a Ukrainian navy tugboat, which was traveling with two Ukrainian navy artillery boats from Odessa on the Black Sea to Mariupol in the Sea of Azov, via the Kerch Strait.

    “Russian coast guard vessels ... carried out openly aggressive actions against Ukrainian navy ships” during the transit, the Ukrainian navy statement said. It said a Russian coast guard ship damaged the tugboat’s engine, hull, side railing and a lifeboat.

    The statement added that Russia had been informed in advance about the planned transit.

    Russia’s Federal Security Service, known as the FSB, told Russian news agencies Sunday that the Ukrainian ships held their course and violated Russian territorial waters, which were temporarily closed. The FSB accused the Ukrainian navy of staging a provocation against Russia.

    “Their goal is clear,” an FSB statement said — “to create a conflict situation in the region.” The statement didn’t mention ramming a Ukrainian tugboat.

    Though a 2003 treaty designates the Kerch Strait and Sea of Azov as shared territorial waters, Russia has been asserting greater control over the passage since 2015.

    The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Russia’s actions were a violation of the U.N. Charter and international law, and pledged to “promptly inform our partners about Russia’s aggressive actions.”

    “Such actions pose a threat to the security of all states in the Black Sea region,” the statement said, “and therefore require a clear response from the international community.”


    Dmitry Kiselyov, a commentator on the state-controlled Rossiya channel, told viewers of his Sunday evening news program that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko — encouraged by the U.S. — is looking to pick a fight with Russia in the Black Sea.

    The talk show host also said that the U.S. talked Poroshenko into staging a provocation against Russia as a means to disrupt the upcoming meeting between Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump at this week’s Group of 20 summit in Argentina.

    “What is happening now at the (Kerch) bridge threatens to turn into a very unpleasant story,” Kiselyov warned.

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    Yuras Karmanau contributed to this report from Minsk, Belarus.

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    Damn globalists at work again. Bolton? Bolton?
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    There are some reports on Twitter of Russian KA-52 helicopters and SU-25s circling the area, sounds like the Ruskkies are getting aggressive.

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    The Ukraine will lose that fight...and badly.
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    It's all over Twitter this morning. Ramping up quickly...

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    yes, damned Bolton!
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    Not sure how to embed tweets, but holy smokes if this is true the Russians just opened fire on the Ukrainian vessels

    https://mobile.twitter.com/ELINTNews

    https://liveuamap.com/en/2018/25-nov...krainian-boats

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    Ukrainian ships returned fire

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    That situation is heating up fast. Putin wants the Ukraine back into his little empire.
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    Russian special forces boarding the ship now

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    #Breaking: #NATO picture plane is going to #Ukraine border to take pictures! multiple rockets being fired at the Ukrainian Russian border!
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    #BREAKING: Gyurza-M class artillery boat U175 Berdyansk (Ukrainian) is damaged and has lost an engine. Ukrainian Naval ships said to be using lethal force for self defence purposes. Casualties reported for Ukraine.



    Thomas Shelby
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    #BREAKING
    Ukrainian Naval Forces are now opening fire at the Russian Navy, the Berdyansk is a sitting duck the crew is firing back extensively.

    #Russian #Ukraine
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    Thanks MzKitty!!

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    #UPDATE: Serious incident is unfolding in the Kerch Strait, Russia has sent extra ships to the area. Reports that 3 Ukrainian Naval ships managed to get pass through earlier but a serious incident occurred. 2 more Ukrainian Naval ships are heading ‘full speed’ to the bridge now
    10:15 AM · Nov 25, 2018 ·
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    Ukraine has no navy.... what are these extra tugboats?
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    The Russian naval vessels rammed into one of the three Ukrainian Naval tugboats causing large damage. Now Ukrainian warships are waiting to be able to pass through the Kerch Strait as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samus79 View Post
    Russian special forces boarding the ship now

    ELINT News
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    #BREAKING: At present, the armed forces of the aggressor state carry out capture of boats of the Navy of Ukraine" - Presidential Rep in Crimea Borys Babin.


    Russian forces are attempting to capture Ukrainian vessels now


    Anonymous54
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    #BREAKING: A Ukrainian Artillery Naval ship is badly damaged and the engine has been cut off. Multiple casualties reported. Both sides are using lethal force. Reports coming in of Russian forces attempting to board Ukrainian ships.
    So when's the Revolution? God or Money? Choose.

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    a chess move
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    1) Those that can extrapolate from incomplete data

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    #BREAKING: Russian special forces have arrived on Mi-8 helicopters that are equipped with night vision systems in the area of the Kerch Bridge near Zavetnoe.
    @Defence_blog
    reports that the Russian forces are preparing to storm and seize the ships in the early hours of the morning

    10:38 AM · Nov 25, 2018


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    Do you think they will can't see Ukrainian navy giving up there ships

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    Page 45??
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    Little video, low flying jets over the water:


    Guy Elster
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    #BREAKING #Ukraine navy says Russia opened fire on some of its ships in at Kerch Strait standoff

    https://twitter.com/guyelster
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    Ukrainian Navy moves to combat alert in response to today's Russian attacks on shipping and closure of Kerch Straits. By closing access to the Azov Sea, Russia is imposing a de facto blockade of Ukraine's southeastern ports, which is defined in international law as an act of war
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    The commander of the Ukrainian Navy placed vessels near the Kerch Strait on combat alert. Ukraine is prepared for a possible amphibious assault by the Russian invaders. #PutinAtWar (link: https://www.radiosvoboda.org/a/news-.../29619842.html) radiosvoboda.org/a/news-na-kate…
    10:30 AM · Nov 25, 2018 ·

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    #BREAKING
    Video shows moment of first #Russian attack on #Ukrainian navy ship earlier today.
    Clashes and exchange of fire reported right now.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcTSDaCg5xA
    #PutinAtWar

    https://twitter.com/JulianRoepcke
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    #BREAKING #Russia(n) special forces captured two small armored artillery boats and a tugboat of the #Ukrainian Navy.... (@Defence_blog )
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    Ukraine needs a good ass whooping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mzkitty View Post
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    #BREAKING
    Video shows moment of first #Russian attack on #Ukrainian navy ship earlier today.
    Clashes and exchange of fire reported right now.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcTSDaCg5xA
    #PutinAtWar

    https://twitter.com/JulianRoepcke
    they rammed them
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    Guess they did board them:


    Anonymous54
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    #BREAKING: Russian forces have now occupied 3 Ukrainian vessels
    So when's the Revolution? God or Money? Choose.

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    This is escalating quickly, the Ukrainians are going to get their asses kicked.

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    If anyone is interested here is an article about the artillery boats that the Ukrainians have. 5 man crew, 30 mm grenade launchers, MANPADS. Seems more like they are designed to support shore actions than naval actions.

    https://www.naval-technology.com/pro...tillery-boats/

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzkitty View Post
    Julian Röpcke
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    #BREAKING
    Video shows moment of first #Russian attack on #Ukrainian navy ship earlier today.
    Clashes and exchange of fire reported right now.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcTSDaCg5xA
    #PutinAtWar

    https://twitter.com/JulianRoepcke
    So this is on a Russian ship that rammed the smaller tug?

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    Guys, this is unrelated to the #AzovSea, and a much bigger domestic problem. More to come from that direction as well
    #АвтоЄвроСила
    #smuggling
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    State Border Guard Service of #Ukraine: Multiple Ukrainian western border checkpoints to #Poland and #Slovakia blocked by cars with foreign license plates. (link: https://dpsu.gov.ua/ua/news/Ruh-cher...o-uskladneniy/) dpsu.gov.ua/ua/news/Ruh-ch… via @Liveuamap
    10:36 AM · Nov 25, 2018 ·


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    So my original call WAS on-point. This is an attempted blockade of Ukrainian importage of arms and munitions, dry goods and durables.
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    Watch the Baltic’s. Especially when the Russians pick fights in Ukraine.

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    Ukrainian Navy: "Russia opened fire on the ship of the naval forces of Ukraine". Ship was "small armoured artillery boat Berdyansk".


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    "At present, the armed forces of the aggressor state carry out capture of boats of the Navy of Ukraine" - Presidential Rep in Crimea Borys Babin.

    Russia attempting to capture Ukrainian vessels.
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    Reports on social media that Ukrainian naval vessels are leaving their base in Odessa
    2:04 PM · Nov 25, 2018 · Twitter for iPad

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    Will take a while now. aparently 3 Ukrainian ships have now been successfully boarded

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    Sounds like a possible move on Ukraine by the Russians. Think the Russians used the foreign plated cars blocking border access in the South Ossetia war as well.

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    Pray for Toomas Ilves, please? He's a very good guy and he's going to need a LOT of Divine Protection and guidance for Estonia.

    Yeah he happens to be president of Estonia. And he is VERY active on Twitter...mostly in NATSEC Twitter.
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    SO I have been looking nd there is no defense agreement that I can find between the Ukraine and either the US or NATO. Does anyone know if there is one?

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    I BELIEVE you will find some 'side agreements" with Poland and the Baltics.....


    This COULD become Truly Interesting.


    Time for Beer n popcorn.
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    IIRC the ZTM-1 30mm is essentially the same autocannon as is mounted on some models of the BMP. It's a high velocity gun and a far cry from the AGS-17 30mm grenade launchers, which were adapted by the Soviets from the 30mm aircraft cannons originally mounted on the ME-262 German fighter jet of WW2.
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    The Ukraine is an associate member of NATO. They can't invoke article 5 but can get NATO to convene a conference if they feel threatened. That's article 4.

    Politically if Russia tries to invade we will support the Ukranians with supplies and will "go to bat" for them in the UN and NATO.

    Quote Originally Posted by mecoastie View Post
    SO I have been looking nd there is no defense agreement that I can find between the Ukraine and either the US or NATO. Does anyone know if there is one?

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    SO I have been looking nd there is no defense agreement that I can find between the Ukraine and either the US or NATO. Does anyone know if there is one?

    Take your favorite search engine in hand and enter BIDEN UKRAINE.

    Look out or you might get a clue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by night driver View Post
    I BELIEVE you will find some 'side agreements" with Poland and the Baltics.....


    This COULD become Truly Interesting.


    Time for Beer n popcorn.
    Actually N.D. it's time to strap on those on those DEPENDS.

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    The globalists (who control Ukraine) might get their war after all but I think Putin is too smart to fall for it. Hopefully a quick spank and that is that.
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    it's time to strap on those on those DEPENDS

    Nah. The world needs some excitement, it's been too BORING lately.



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