Russia Sends Second Humanitarian Convoy Into Ukraine, And Nobody Says A Word


Russia Sends Second Humanitarian Convoy Into Ukraine, And Nobody Says A Word (ZeroHedge, Sep 13, 2014):

About a month ago, when Russia sent a humanitarian convoy to aid ethnic Russians in east Ukraine, the Western world, and of course media, screamed bloody murder, with everyone from NATO to the Kiev government declaring it, without a shadow of a doubt, an invasion, a Trojan Horse, and a convoy of arms deliveries for the rebels caught in the Ukraine civil war, not necessarily in that order. Nobody thought it could possibly be just that: a convoy of humanitarian aid delivering provisions to hundreds of thousands of civilians caught in the middle of a war. Then finally, after weeks of delays, the convoy was allowed in and after unloading its cargo, promptly returned to Russia without a single incident.

Fast forward to today, when hours ago Russia sent a second humanitarian convoy into east Ukraine, which entered without enter the approval of Kiev or the oversight of the Red Cross and nobody said a word.

As if all the posturing and warmongering rhetoric have long since departed the Ukraine, now that the US is fully engaged in yet another war, this time not a proxy civil war but one involving doing Qatar’s natural gas pipeline bidding once more, meaning it is time to conclude what was started in early 2013 and once again try to dethrone Syria’s assad so that the all important Gazprom-displacing pipeline from the middle east can finally make its way to Europe, aided by a soon to be new, pro-American government in Syria.

But back to Ukraine where the second convoy barely made news and the details about it were only revealed several paragraphs deep inside this AP article about ongoing fighting near the Donetsk airport:

On Saturday Russia also sent a convoy across the border of Ukraine, loaded with what Russian reports said was humanitarian aid, without the approval of Kiev or oversight of the international Red Cross. A similar convoy in August was loudly condemned by Ukrainian officials as an invasion, but this time around Lysenko simply called the move “illegal.” The country’s top leaders have remained silent, underscoring how dramatically the mood has shifted in the Kiev government since a cease-fire deal was struck.

The last truck crossed onto Ukrainian soil early Saturday from the Russian border town Donetsk, some 200 kilometers (120 miles) miles east of the Ukrainian city with the same name, Rayan Farukshin, a spokesman for Russia’s customs agency, told the Associated Press by phone.

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s observer mission to the Russian-Ukrainian border said 220 trucks had crossed into Ukraine. Only 40 trucks were checked by the Russian border guard, while the other 180 were waved straight through, it said. None of the vehicles were inspected by the Ukrainian side or by the ICRC.

“Ukraine border guards and customs were not allowed to examine the cargo and vehicles,” Lysenko said. “Representatives of the Red Cross don’t accompany the cargo, nobody knows what’s inside.”

The Russian emergency ministry, which coordinated previous humanitarian aid deliveries to Ukraine, could not be reached for comment about the convoy.

Even the AP is confused by the change in rhetoric:

In August, Ukrainian officials said that a first convoy of humanitarian aid from Russia would be seen as an invasion of the country, and loudly protested any attempts by Russia to unilaterally bring in the aid. Eventually Russia sent its trucks across the border and into rebel-held territory without the oversight of the International Red Cross, contrary to an agreement signed between Ukraine and Russia.

A representative of the ICRC’s Moscow office said they had not been informed about the current convoy, either.

“We were not officially notified of an agreement between Moscow and Kiev to ship the cargo,” Galina Balzamova said Saturday.

Others were also quick to point out the inconsistencies in a narrative that changes day to day:

Back in Kiev, the confused Western-puppet government, while reiterating the generic talking points, had no idea how to frame the second Russian humanitarian “invasion” so it just kept silent.

At a conference with politicians and business leaders in Kiev, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that Ukraine was “still in a state of war” with neighboring Russia and struck out against President Vladimir Putin, whose goal he said was to “take the entire Ukraine.” “He cannot cope with the idea that Ukraine would be a part of a big EU family. He wants to restore the Soviet Union,” Yatsenyuk said.

Despite the tough talk, often heard among Ukrainian politicians as they gear up for parliamentary election, Yatsenyuk made no mention of the Russian convoy.

RIA reports that the distribution of Russian humanitarian aid will start as early as Monday, according to the First Deputy Premier Minister of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic Valery Potapov: “We will start giving out [humanitarian aid to the population] on Monday,” the official said. He also noted that the Luhansk authorities have designed a system of humanitarian aid distribution following the previous Russian humanitarian aid convoy, delivered to the Eastern Ukrainian city in late August. Which suggest that the convoy will remain around Donetsk for at least 48 hours, something with the Kiev regime of a month ago would loudly label as a undisputed invasion, and yet this time, nobody says a word.

Which goes back to what we wondered about last week: why the push by both sides, Ukraine and Russia, to mask the ongoing events in eaat Ukraine under a blanket “ceasefire” regime, when clearly nothing has changed and when the fighting between the Ukraine army and separatists is waged daily: who is it that benefits the most from a facade of fake clam and what happens next?

3 thoughts on “Russia Sends Second Humanitarian Convoy Into Ukraine, And Nobody Says A Word

  1. There is nothing they can do. The Ukraine government is a US puppet……..the people see themselves as Russia. The US is no longer a world power, the world knows it, everyone but the US leaders are clear on it.

  2. I had to laugh when I saw this story on that Russia is going to stop buying western goods, thanks to greedy gut corporations, China has all the abilities to give them the same stuff.
    China has all the equipment and the blueprints to produce any western quality product. China has been producing their own copies of all vehicles from Chevys, to Volvos, Lexus’, Cadillac, Rolls Royce………all versions of planes, jets, Power plants (thanks, GE), weapons……clothing, watches, computers…….you name it, they make it.

    The short sighted, greedy gut corporations made a “deal with the devil” for slave labor for the past quarter of a century with the Chinese government. In return for virtually free labor, they agreed to give their product secrets to the Chinese; no trade agreements or regulations stopped their insanely greedy behavior that will now damage the EU and the entire west.
    They were so greedy, they went for all slave deals they could cut. Now, China has the MFG technology and the know how to build any and all products from the west the east might need for the next quarter of a century.

    This ought to have been obvious to anyone back in the early 1990s… was to me, and I am no genius. I was taught to think in the long term, not the short.

    The real world war has been economic and has been going on since it became very clear to the rest of the world the US would do nothing to clean up it’s act, or reform any of the corruption that now has eaten the nation from the center……….into the empty shell it is today.

    As of today, 33% of the world uses the dollar in completing international trades, down from 100% less than four years ago. The trade war (really, just a gentle squeeze from Putin so far) is being felt painfully around the EU, and the US pain is felt in the continuing fall of foreign investment…….they don’t like to discuss that publically……. 67% of the world no longer uses the dollar. By the beginning of next year, it will be worse. Nobody invests in the US any longer, and nothing is happening to change it for the better. Bankers are not national, they are global, and self serving, and they have eaten the US alive.

    Your earlier article today about the FED was spot on. The FED is now raising interest rates on the poor slobs hanging on to underwater properties…….interest rates have tripled this year, and it is only September. I commented on one person I know who had their 2nd TD ARM mortgage raised from $1700 a month to $4400.00…..with no notice.
    There are a lot of people still waiting for that promised recovery on US media that has never happened……making mortgage payments on homes far in excess of what the property is really worth. The greedy guts have kept many properties off the market to make people think real estate prices are going up, so it is almost time to flip those extra houses ……..except there are no good jobs to support a resurgence in housing……….jobs continue to vanish at about a million a month. New jobs are mostly low wage, part time, with no future………
    This article I am putting at the base of this post is just another warning to the west for their fool sanctions……BRICS does not use the dollar, nor does it rely on the EU for much.
    The EU relies on Russian gas, and these fool sanctions are insane.
    Read this article……leadership continues to get crazier.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.