Moscow troops could be in five NATO capitals in two days, boasts Putin: Leader boaste


B00Mer
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Moscow troops could be in five NATO capitals in two days, boasts Putin: Leader boasted to Ukrainian president about Russian power

Shockwaves reverberated through Eastern Europe tonight after Vladimir Putin boasted he could invade five NATO capitals inside two days.

This came amid new reports that almost 4,000 Russia troops are massing in Crimea close to Ukraine's mainland.

'If I wanted, Russian troops could not only be in Kiev in two days, but in Riga, Vilnius, Tallinn, Warsaw or Bucharest, too,' Putin was quoted as threatening, according to Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko.

All are former USSR or Soviet-bloc cities and apart from Ukraine their countries are now NATO and EU members.



Putin allegedly also boasted to Poroshenko about his ability to squash European Union initiatives through bilateral contacts urging him 'not to rely too much on the EU'.

The Kremlin leader claimed he could 'influence and block the adoption of decisions at the level of the European Council', it was alleged.

Respected German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung reported that Poroshenko passed on the threat of invasion to European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, citing EU diplomatic sources.

Poroshenko warned the US Congress of a threat to 'global security everywhere' posed by the Russian aggression against his nation.

'If they are not stopped now, they will cross European borders and spread throughout the globe,' he said.

The EU failed to deny the extraordinary threat from Putin, though the Kremlin dismissed the German newspaper report.

'We will not conduct diplomacy in the media or discuss extracts of what are confidential conversations,' said EU Commission spokeswoman Pia Ahrenkilde Hansen sidestepping the question. 'What matters to the EU is to contribute to lasting peace, prosperity and stability in Ukraine.'

Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov dismissed the claim as 'another canard', alleging was as inaccurate as an earlier claim that Putin had boasted he could storm Kiev in two weeks.

'We consider it possible not to pay attention to such reports anymore,' he said.

However, Kiev claimed that Russia was massing troops in annexed Crimea, just as Poroshenko was meeting Barack Obama in Washington.



NATO leaders have backed Ukraine claiming that a new rapid-reaction 'spearhead' force could be deployed within a year.

The force, which will have 4,000 to 5,000 troops on standby is designed to be deployed in the field within three days.
NATO leaders believe a strong western response will curtail Vladimir Putin's expansion plans.

The NATO move is in response to Ukrainian requests for more assistance from western powers to curtail Putin.



Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said: 'Please understand me correctly. Blankets, night-vision goggles are also important. But one cannot win the war with blankets. Even more, we cannot keep the peace with a blanket.'

Mr Poroshenko welcomed the defensive equipment pledged by the US but called on the west to supply Ukraine with offensive weapons.

Almost all Russian military units 'in the north of occupied Crimea' were pushed close to mainland Ukraine 'along with all their equipment and ammunition', said National Security and Defence Council spokesman Andriy Lysenko.

Despite Kremlin denials, the alleged Putin claim created a wave of angst across eastern Europe.

Estonian foreign minister Urmas Paet warned in the wake of Putin's comments: 'We shouldn't let the public stress level rise all the time since it's not helping anybody.'



He added: 'It is clear that the security situation in Europe has changed due to the events in Ukraine.'
Lithuania announced a weekend meeting of NATO top brass in Vilnius amid high anxiety over Russia's actions in Ukraine.

'For us, it is important that the NATO military chiefs discuss how to strengthen the security of the Baltic region,' said Defence Minister Juozas Olekas.

Poroshenko said his country was now angled to the West .

'Ukraine crossed the Rubicon and ruined any hopes to restore the Soviet Union. We are a European nation,' he said.

But he warned that in Europe the 'post-war mechanisms of security are no longer working. The world ought to review its security systems'.

source: Moscow troops could be in five NATO capitals in two days, boasts Putin: Leader boasted to Ukrainian president about Russian power* | Daily Mail Online

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I'm wondering if he is including Canada as one of those 5?
 
Northboy
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could be a cold winter in the Ukraine
 
damngrumpy
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Putin has no intention of going into European Capitals it is nothing more than
sabre rattling
 
Northboy
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Quote: Originally Posted by damngrumpy View Post

Putin has no intention of going into European Capitals it is nothing more than
sabre rattling


I believe that's true, but Ukraine is going to need Russian gas this winter

That's where I believe the real squeeze will come.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by damngrumpy View Post

Putin has no intention of going into European Capitals it is nothing more than
sabre rattling

Yeah, but it's getting Boomer's panties wet, so it's good for something.
 
petros
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Ummmm correct me I'm wrong but isn't NATO already in NATO capitals?

Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Yeah, but it's getting Boomer's panties wet, so it's good for something.

Thong or tummy slimming?
 
Tecumsehsbones
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Ummmm correct me I'm wrong but isn't NATO already in NATO capitals?



Thong or tummy slimming?

Thanks, petros.


Anybody got any good tricks for getting vomit off a keyboard?
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Ummmm correct me I'm wrong but isn't NATO already in NATO capitals?



Thong or tummy slimming?

Mental pictures can be harmful too you know.



Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Thanks, petros.


Anybody got any good tricks for getting vomit off a keyboard?

See what I mean.
 
Tecumsehsbones
+1
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by SLM View Post

Mental pictures can be harmful too you know.





See what I mean.

I'm drafting the lawsuit right now. The claim is intentional infliction of severe emotional distress and malicious grossness.
 
petros
+1
#10
Club soda?
 
SLM
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

I'm drafting the lawsuit right now. The claim is intentional infliction of severe emotional distress and malicious grossness.

See! I told ya you could find a way to bill for your time here!!!
 
Tecumsehsbones
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Club soda?

Hmm. . . could work. I'll give it a shot.

Quote: Originally Posted by SLM View Post

See! I told ya you could find a way to bill for your time here!!!

Sweetie, I bill for my dreams.
 
petros
#13
Nobody envisioned tummy slimming did they?
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post


I'm wondering if he is including Canada as one of those 5?

Did he mention that they would look like Gaza City first? If not, then they are probably Peace Keepers for the UN when those NATO countries find out their loans have been called in.

Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Sweetie, I bill for my dreams.

I charge for being in the dreams of others. (doesn't have to be a pleasant role as Colpy can attest to)

I was wondering why Russia surrounded the place yesterday, now I know. Want to bet these were rebels in disguise and the Muslims would be more in line with British Muslims than anybody native to the Mid-East.
Notice how you can tell the troops all belong to the same country, their uniforms match.



Russia Evicts Crimean Tatars from Assembly — Naharnet
Last edited by MHz; Sep 18th, 2014 at 10:14 PM..
 
taxslave
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#15
The real questionwould be weather those russian troops would be there to fight or seek refugee status.
 
Cliffy
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