August 22, 2014

Russia's 'Humanitarian' Invasion Rolls In

Anna Nemtsova, The Daily Beast

The Associated Press

The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement on Friday that said the trucks moved because “the endless delays hampering the initial deliveries of the Russian humanitarian relief aid to southeastern Ukraine have become intolerable.”

In fact, a sleight-of-hand invasion involving purely military vehicles has been going on for some time, and rebels in Donetsk have bragged about the aid coming to them from Moscow.

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TAGGED: Russia, Vladimir Putin, Ukraine


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