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After all their whining and lies, US finally admits it has no idea if Russian troops are in Ukraine

“It is really hard to get precise information about Russian troop numbers specifically, but we know there is a substantial Russian presence,” Marie Harf said on Thursday.

In other words…$650 billion in defence spending and satellite surveillance, that can spot a pimple on your ass from space, is unable to clearly show these mysterious “Russian troops” in Ukraine, the US has been whining about since they overthrew the democratically elected President.

We have heard 1,000 troops, 3,000 troops, and as many as 19,000 troops, but the real number is actually this…0. Yes zero troops, just like zero WMDs. Same game, same neo-cons, same bullshit.

Oh, and lets not forget the very real and present US troops currently in Ukraine for “training” exercises.

Via Sputnik News:

It is difficult for the United States to verify figures, Harf claimed, because Russia deliberately camouflages its involvement in the region.

On Wednesday, the US State Department accused Russia of violating the Minsk agreement by sending weapons and forces and conducting joint training exercises with pro-Russian “separatists” in eastern Ukraine.

Last week, the US Army announced that some 300 US paratroopers arrived in the western Ukraine city of Yavoriv to train Ukrainian troops, which the Russian Foreign Ministry has said is a violation of the Minsk agreement.

On Thursday, the Russian Defense Ministry expressed concern over the training of the Ukrainian National Guard by US military instructors along the separation line between Kiev-led forces and armed militia in eastern Ukraine.

Moreover, Russia’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Friday re-iterating that the arrival of US paratroopers could signal a first step toward supplying Ukraine with advanced weapons, and the support of Ukrainian war hawks could lead to new bloodshed.

Kiev is planning to hold three joint exercises with US troops. Besides Fearless Guardian 2015, which is underway in Yavoriv and planned to last for six more months, Ukrainian and US army will have joint drills dubbed Sea Breeze 2015 and Saber Guardian/Rapid Trident 2015 later this year.

The armed conflict in Ukraine began in April 2014 when Kiev launched a military operation against independence supporters in the country’s southeast.

Relations between the West and Russia soured amid the Ukrainian crisis as Western countries accused Russia of meddling in Ukraine’s internal affairs. Moscow has repeatedly denied the allegations.

References:

http://sputniknews.com/us/20150424/1021310454.html

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Really? You mean those 300 paratroopers in lviv? Those American troops? The ones that aren’t anywhere near the fight? You people are such liars. The fact that we have photographic proof of Russian military fighting in ukraine (thank you social media) combined with the fact that putin has admitted to using Russian military in the take over of Crimea (which he at first lied about) makes your entire article invalid. I don’t understand how you people can in good conscience support the Russian invasion of ukraine. The historical comparisons to the rise of nazi Germany and the events that led… Read more »

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Where are the photographic proof of Russian military fighting in ukraine ?
Please, link the proofs.
About Crimea;
Crimea was called Autonomaous Republic of Crimea, wich means they had certain rights.
Referendum is one of those rights given to the people.
Go check consttitution !!!

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I live in the US and interpret anything from the US government in a similar manner to how Soviet citizens interpreted the USSR media. First rule: assume its a lie, or misdirection. Second rule: assume their demonization of some other tells us what the US intends or does.

EU has no money for Greece, but does have 11 Billion Euros for non-member state Ukraine. Victoria Nuland was right, “F**K the EU”

EU moves in for knock out punch. European Central Bank decides on 50% collateral haircut for Greek banks