Yuriy Sergeyev: The next humanitarian convoy to Ukraine will be considered an invasion

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2015/01/30 • News, Russia, Ukraine, War in the Donbas

The next “humanitarian convoy” of the Russian Federation, which crosses the Ukrainian border without the permission of the Ukrainian authorities, will be regarded as an invasion. This was stated by the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN, Yuriy Sergeyev, says Joinfo.ua.

“Russian convoys, which continue to go to Ukraine without any permission and without any involvement of the International Committee of the Red Cross – this is an invasion. If a new convoy will arrive, as I understand it, it will be the 12th in a row and it will be regarded as an invasion,” he said on Friday.

Earlier, the Russian Emergencies Ministry announced the arrival to Ukraine of the next “humanitarian convoy” from the Russian Federation. According to a representative of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations, the column has already been put put together and will go to Donetsk and Luhansk January 31st.

“In Rostov province, the Russian Emergencies Ministry has completed the preparation of the 12th column of humanitarian aid for Donbas and it is ready to ship. It consists of more than 170 trucks loaded with humanitarian aid totaling more than 1.5 thousand tons,” said the representative office.

We remind you that it can scarcely be coincidental that, every time, upon the arrival of “humanitarian goods” from Russia, the militants have at their disposal the latest weapons leading to intensified attacks on Ukrainian troops. In addition, following the arrival of these “humanitarian convoys” on Ukrainian territory, the number of Russian soldiers in Ukraine has sharply increased.

As we have previously reported, according to Ukrainian President Poroshenko, only a single truck in the so-called “9th humanitarian convoy” from the Russian Federation actually held humanitarian products. In the rest, Russia delivered fuel for the terrorists’ tanks.

Translated by: Jim Beale
Source: Joinfo.ua

  • disqus60

    I would suggest Ukraine use every means possible to destroy the convoys as soon as they have crossed illegally. If any friend nation of Ukraine would provide some NATO weapons to suppress anti-aircraft batteries, then bomb the h*ll out of the roads and the trucks as much as possible.

  • Roger Mikael Klang

    Do you know why Russin continue to lie about what everybody knows, that it is a Russian aggression? It is because if they admitted that they have sent Russian tanks and anti-aircraft missiles and that there are Russian troops in Ukraine, then the West would be justified in sending military aid in the form of materiel to Ukraine. If Russia on the other hand deny what Everybody knows they can claim that the West did first blood and launch a full scale invasion, if the West sends heavy equipment to Ukraine. That is why Ukraine havent yet gotten any real help with heavy military materiel. The West dont want to help Putin justifie the upgradeing of his war.

    • Irene Beugnet

      But how long will this continue, and how many more people must die. Don’t you think it’s time to act. Do as the Russians . No IDs on the arms or equipment but surely at this point Ukraine more than deserves the support.

      • Roger Mikael Klang

        Of corse Ukraine deserves the support. I am just telling you how the West thinks. The West thinks they are helping Ukraine best with this policy to this day. Yet, I should say. But I do not necessarily agree in how our politicians think.

        • Doug Retter

          If Ukraine can survive, the sanctions and economic actions will crucify Putin and Russia. They are not happening fast enough to save lives today; these mills grind slowly, but surely!!! My heart goes out to those innocents who suffer while the West drags its feet. Their blood is on our hands!

          • Adrian S

            Those sanctions aren’t designed to cripple Russia. They were meant only to hinder them. Nobody wants the ’90s to repeat when nuclear weapons were being smuggled out of Russia. Destroying Russia is just as dangerous as not doing anything. Also nobody expected S.Arabia to start pumping oil cheaper on the market – their decision has nothing to do with the Ukrainian crisis.
            http://www.energypost.eu/historic-moment-saudi-arabia-sees-end-oil-age-coming-opens-valves-carbon-bubble/|
            The argentinians also found a huge deposit of oil and natural gas. And the saudis just want to sell as much as the oil for as long as they can still do so, as nobody can exploit it as cheap as they do. Meaning that the extra blow because of the price of oil was not actually planned.

          • Doug Retter

            Wasn’t exactly planned but we’ll take it and keep pumping more.

          • Doug Retter

            Initially, but now they intend to cripple Russian and they will do it. Just not fast enough for me.

      • Doug Retter

        We support you Irene. That is why we are here, confronting Putin’s liars. Our government is problematic and corrupt, but we are pushing for your cause where we are, in more ways than one. Keep the faith, my dear. It’s not over until its over.

      • Charles F Smith

        Ukraine does not deserve Western support and they will never get it.

        Kiev regime is run by corrupt oligarchs and the West is distancing themselves from this trash.

        If you care so much about Kiev regime take out a big loan and lend it to Kiev.

        You wont do this so you dont care.

        • Irene Beugnet

          Charles Smith or whoever you are, you have just projected your own image with your comments.
          Ignorant of reality and consequences, living in an opaque bubble of misfortune, with Hate as your motto!

          • Charles F Smith

            To Guest Ukraine needs $40 billion over the next 4 years.

            The IMF is lending $17 billion the US $2 billion and the EU $2 billion.

            Ukraine is in a desperate situation and this money is in the form of loans that have to be repaid.

            It will leave Ukraine so poor she will never join the EU and Nato.

    • Czech Friend

      but what if he’s bluffing? Why isn’t he in Ukraine when he had months to create any pretext and go?

      Because he knows this will cost him dearly! And West is playing into his hand.
      No, a full scale invasion into Ukraine will be Putin’s last adventure as a head of Russia.

      • Roger Mikael Klang

        Let us hope so! But you are overly optimistic. The Russian military is very competent. The Ukrainians mustn’t fool themselfs into believing this is going to be a walk in the park, they’d do themselfes a ‘bear favor’ as we say in Sweden! But you still got to Believe in yourself, Believe that you can win Ukraine. All I am saying is – don’t get hybris and start shooting of automatic firearms in the air in urban cities, like the Iraqis when they thought they had won the first Gulf war just because the Americans didn’t walk into Iraq.

        • Doug Retter

          According to my military sources, the Russian military is inept. When I served, we were told all about the competency of the Soviet military. It was all a lie to keep us prepared. When I climbed on their equipment, it was junk; when I examined their strategies, they were idiotic.

          When the Soviet Union fell, we discovered all those incredible planes we thought we so much better than ours, they we not nearly what we thought they were. The Soviets were unable to fund research and development for over 20 years while we spent away. We now have technologies they can’t even dream up.

          If we give the Ukrainians advanced anti-tank missiles, I wouldn’t climb into a Russian tank for all the tea in China. They are woefully inept, but there are so many more of them than there are Ukrainians. Putin cannot survive a war of attrition; his own people will eventually kill him. His sogannant empire is crumbling right now. Imagine telling an entire nation, during a food shortage, not to eat so much because its healthier, while you contune to finance a bogus war efforts at their expence. Putin is living in a house of cards. He cannot win!!!!

          • Roger Mikael Klang

            What you are saying looks reassuring. They may be strategic idiots, but they have some of the best mathematicians in the World. That is a good base to start from. And there is a difference between the Sovjet Union and Russia of today. But it isn’t so much the comparison between the quality of theirs and yours materiel that is worrying me. It is the difference between the type of materiel and the number of it, as you well say. They have standoff weapons as the ballistic medium range missile Iskander-M with a range of 600-700 km and the Surface-to-Air-Missile S-400 with a range of 400 km. S-400 may have been produced mainly to function as an anti-ballistic missile missile but can be used aginst Aircraft such as cargo planes. America doesn’t have the equivialent to that, especially not in Europe. During the second World war, Russias MBT was the T-34. It wasn’t a sofisticated weapon, the driver sat on a wooden box, but they could produce them in the tens or hundreds of thousand very quickly.
            Javelin is a top-attack anti-tank missile and therefor the preferred anti-tank weapon. At least I Think it is an anti-tank weapon, even thou I only have seen it used against infantry Taliban Soldiers. Maybe it has multiple types of warheads?
            I do not wish to be the Devil’s advocat. I really hope that you are right. Let us see what happens when Obama leaves the White house for good. If America steps in and save Ukraines ass?

      • Roger Mikael Klang

        But it is not enough to Believe in yourself, you have to visualize how you are going to win. Sit down and start planning!

      • Doug Retter

        …mostly because they have already had enough of Putin. His world is falling apart around him; the end is only a matter of time.

        What could Putin possibly gain by accomplishing any territorial goal in Eastern Ukraine, especially at the price he is paying! Look what happened in Crimea! So what, if took over the peninsula!? He’s turned it into a dump that he has
        looted; the Russian mob is not going to agree to build a casino there in order
        to help Putin get out of this mess.

        Putin has gone from having a plan to being a belligerent jerk who doesn’t know when to quit!!! Each day, the mess he is trying to hold onto gets a little bit slipperier! Not long before he drops it all and winds up standing in the middle of a crowd with his pants down!!!

    • Doug Retter

      The West has the Budapest Memorandum; that is all the justification the West needs! The West is ignoring their promises and their responsibilities because they are spineless and cowards.

  • Mephisto

    The Ukrainians should do a large scale mobilisation, amass 100 000 soldiers, and do a large-scale attack against these separatists. Then Russians would either need to invade with their own army or the terrorists would be defeated. Russia cannot have 100 000 mercenaries, cossacks, chechens.

    • Czech Friend

      yes, it is a horrible image but remember large scale invasion into Ukraine is Putin’s nightmare and ultimate defeat!

      On the other hand a “ceasefie” while preparing more and more land grab-that is what Kremlin is after.

      • Doug Retter

        They need weapons and my country is dropping the ball. Barack Obama is sitting on $350 million in Congress-authorized weapons the Ukrainian Army deperately needs, while sending more arms to the Muslim Brotherhood. Right now, I’d take Biden over this buffoon!

        • Mephisto

          We will probably diagree but maybe Obama’s strategy (in Ukraine as well as with ISIL) isn’t so bad after all. Putin already lost Ukraine, he is fighting a lost battle. His Ukrainian adventure is a similar blunder like G.W.Bush’s blunder with the invasion of Iraq. Bush and his cronies thought that they will just come to Iraq, defeat it in 1 month and then control the country, the reality was very different – lost American lives, huge debts (compare the debt under Clinton and then Bush), the creation of ISIL, destabilisation of the whole Middle East region. If you look at the casualties globaly (not just US soldiers), it is several hundred thousand deaths and countless suffering.
          Putin made a similar mistake. He thought that he would capture Eastern Ukraine just like Crimea – very quickly and without casualties. Now he has created a huge trap for himself. He made Russia into a Pariah state, his economy is in ruins, he threatened his own position at home. When the Russian people finally see what this Ukrainian adventure will cost them (they have been ignorant due to propaganda), Putins popularity will fall.

          Obama is right, that ISIL has to beaten by the local states in the region. If the US did it for them, the stability woudn’t be lasting. The same with Ukraine. If the Ukrainians resist and ultimately win over the Russians by themselves, it will massively strenghten the Ukrainian nation. Putin himself created Ukraine and drove it to the West and the EU. He is no chess-master. He is just a dumb thug from the KGB.

          • Gryzelda Wrr

            What you write sounds sensible, but Russia is… not sensible.

            Still I think that Obama should take the decision to send weapons to Ukraine. It’s highly immoral to refuse selling weapons to a victim of an aggression while many countries keep selling it to the aggressor.

  • Richard Hoover

    Intersting how CNN only zooms in on pro Russian citizens who were killed and have a poor heart broken woman cry on TV as her husband lie dead with others from an attck on a food hand out zone which was sponsored by Ukrainian Oligargh Renat Akhmetov.
    Horrible this happened But why didnt CNN show the 31 dead bodies on the streets days before in Marioupol when Russians shot 120 grad rockets there,,meters near my friends apartment i helped out with shelter from the pro Russian attacks months ago,,now again, The CNN seems to be letting the ProRussian lady express her views against Ukraine government forces not knowing who fired the shells,,,(strange it would be Ukraine firing when the food is supplied to help them at that spot by a Ukrainian businessman who wants his companies spared from Putins long claws) Putin will destroy his empire and mines and food companies will be siezed .That area of Donetsk has made Akmetov and many others super rich Ukrainians,,and Putin can cap that off in Russias pocket!!! destroy 25% or more of Ukraines economy and take it theirselves and gain a land grab again after Crimea! Thats all it is,,,MONEY! patriotism is window dressing,,Putin dont give a shit about people living there Russian or Ukrainian,,most are mixed and dont want war at all,,and are caught in it,,hal a million have fled Donetsk,Mariupol will not be taken,,Ukraine will jam it tight with armour and soldiers ,,its already in place. Thats why Russians shot from a fair distance ,,they cant get too close or they will e surrounded by Ukrainians who will fight to the death. Russians and pro terrorist also killed the people on the last two buses ,,21 dead and a man in a car. Blaming Ukrainians and staging cameras with a POW Ukrainian parading him on the street as the killer as people thumped on him.Amazing they catch a man so fast when the cameras were there huh? Russian theatrics and Dostoyevsky style emotions caught on Camera to blame Ukraine,,who defend their own land ,Get the hell out of Ukraine ,,simple enough? Imagine a Thug with a gun at your dinner party ,,threatening the whole family,,,thats Putin in Ukraines house! The west is paranoid the asshole will start shooting the whole family ,,international terrorism on top of Isis, Putin is worst and possibley selling Isis stolen oil they steal and kill over.Putin sells weapons to Asad in Syria ,,,makes miillions every week,off that,then if hes selling the Isis oil and letting them be financed more with their scum money sources in the ARAB world then the war drags on and the profits keep coming in from both sides,They both have a common goal,,,,,DESTROY THE WEST, something to think about id saw and to act faster against Russia ,,wild west style,,John Wayne Clint style ,,not dimpomacy decoration on the news ,,a little news for the Russians and some for Ukraine ,,ping pong bullshit that drags the war on and thousands in the middle of the game will continue to die, Jam a massive force of trrops right in Russias face and show that the west is a serious player on the stage Mr, Putler,,,wants Russian drama ,,,give him the actors and the audience and the weapons to show the world,that we the west can kick ass in our own homes,,send in the police to get the sicko ot of the house! hes already murdered 5200 or more !and stolen Crimea and is threatening the west with his exercise games and testing his waters wit the west,,putting his planes and ships on the front door laughing his ass off ,,when west dont react,,,he then pushes deeper into Ukraine ,,using the threats as a radar sensoor of guts against him,,He sees no guts from the west,,sanctions arent guts of war,,its economic,,,this is not about that moral and lives at stake.He gains later ater the war is over ,,he has taken Crimea and east Ukraine,,,,money coming in again when he rebuilds it and takes the many factories and mines and farms for Russia and then eventually peace will arrive and the sanctions will be lifted ,,,,thats his end game! Ukraine loses lives and 25% of its economy maybe 30% or more and 25% of its land mass ,,soverighn territory USA and the Budapest Memorandum is just ,,well TOILET PAPER? IT WAS SIGNED TO “PROTECT UKRAINE “FROM FOREIGN INVADERS,,NOT JUST WITH SANCTIONS WITH SECURITY AND MILITARY MEANS.
    So where is that honour now ,,loyalty to that agreement ,,EUROPE AND WEST AND ANY BIG SHOT WHO SIGNED THAT TREATY OF PROTECTION OF UKRAINE SHOULD HANG THEIR HEADS IN SHAME AND BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE LIVES BEING LOST AS WELL. it makes me wonder how much Toilet paper is rolling off the shelves to sign in the future as well,,,,,,discount prices and a shitty deal it looks like for Ukraine,,SLAVA UKRAINI!! (GLORY TO UKRAINE) THE BRAVE UKRAINIAN HEROES WHO DEFEND THEIR OWN LAND AND HAVE FOUGHT FOR UKRAINE AND PUGGED OFF A HOLE THAT LEADS INTO EUROPE!!! THE WEST TOO! PUTIN WILL DIG DEEPER ,,,WATCH HIM,,,,EUROPE AND USA AND CANADA ETC,,MUST ACT NOW AND REINFORCE UKRAINE WITH WEAPONS ,,THEY WILL USE THEM SO ,,ITS FOR THEIR OWN FUTURE AS WELL AND UKRAINIANS WILL ACT ON YOUR OWN COUNTRIES BEHALF ! NOBLE TO THE CORE ,,SUPPORT THEM OR FACE PUTIN LATER IN YOUR OWN BACK YARD AND IN YOUR HOUSE ,,,PARTY IS OVER ,,TIME TO GET SERIOUS WEST AND EUROPE.ETC. IF YOUR PRO RUSSIAN,DONT WRITE ME IN DEFENCE AND BE A SMART ASS OK,,,YOUR WASTING YOUR TIME BELIEVE ME ,,IM HERE SEEING IT ALL IRST HAND IN UKRAINE,,,,I DEFEND MYSONS RIGHTS TO BE A FREE UKRAINIAN AND HIS FAMILY HERE,,,,,,MY ANSCESTORS ROOTS TOO! MANY MILLIONS STARVED IN UKRAINE 1930S BY RUSSIAN RED ARMY,,ITS STARTING HERE AGAIN,,STALIN WITH PUTINS FACE HAS RISE FROM THE GRAVE,,EVIL TO THE CORE ,

    • tony carey

      sky news had a totally one sided story from donetz today,the pro-russian side of course.such lazy journalism!!

    • Doug Retter

      In the US, we refer to CNN as the Communist News Network. They are as left-biased as possible and not reputable. Not many journalist remaining in our media, although at least Fox tells the truth. (Maybe why they are the biggest and most respected.)

    • Hurd Harley

      That was great!

      • Doug Retter

        I loved it, too!

  • Adrian S

    For some sad reason, the world requires a formal declaration of war to take things seriously.

    • Doug Retter

      I have news for you. After there is no other way to avoid the obvious, the world will still sandbag on this issue. The name, Neville Chamberlain, comes to mind…

      • Adrian S

        Mmmh, them nostalgics. Well Europe and the US today are not idling by, despite their diplomatic silence. However, I was thinking more in the lines of them providing direct military aid and training to Ukrainian forces.

        • Doug Retter

          They have already been authorized by Congress. Obama is sitting on them…between golf games.

          • Adrian S

            It’s not really clear if the Ukrainians will put them to good use or if any weapons provided will just end up in Russian hands.
            You should know that Ukraine’s neighbours haven’t been exactly standing by, doing nothing. Factories from the Baltic sea to the Black sea are already capable of doing maintenance on the kind of tanks and armament that Ukraine’s boys are used to. They also have plenty pieces that were scheduled for scrapping and the type of ammunition Ukraine needs. Some of these have been sent over though Slovakia. The problem is that whenever Ukraine is pushing back, the Russian army steps in to help the rebels and they kick back the UA army. If they notice a change in equipment that is not typical to UA, they will push harder. And they outnumber UA’s army by a large factor. It’s not that simple.

          • Doug Retter

            Really? There is a question in your mind that maybe the Ukrainians will not properly use these? Do you mean like when the Soviets “pushed back” against the Afghans? I think the Ukrainians will do fine.

          • Adrian S

            A very big one. The Afgans disregard for life (which many confuse with bravery) is the thing that stopped the Russians and the Americans alike, decades apart. But then again, neither the soviets, neither NATO didn’t really put all effort into annihilating them, because they could of. Unlike them, the Ukrainians have good reason to live for, and very very little good ones to die for. There’s a world of a difference between the 2 situations.

          • Doug Retter

            Leave NATO out of it, retard! Before getting your asses kicked, Soviet butchers murdered 1.5 million Afghans. Are you saying that wasn’t a very noble effort!?

            You’re sick in the head, Adrian. For Russia, it will be a little different than Afghanistan. You will still get your asses kicked, but the world will not permit you to murder 1.5 million Ukrainians. Heck, the Ukrainians themselves will not allow you to murder 1.5 million Ukrainians. Right now, your people can’t dispose of your own bodies fast enough and you have “barrier squads” murdering your own peole like that is going to help you? Did you idiots think this was going to be a walk in the park? You’re up to your stupid ass in alligators and you thought you were easily going to drain the swamp!!!

          • Adrian S

            What the heck are on you on you hill-billy? You’re getting your friend-foe circuit short-circuited again or you’re just showing off your fine american educational system accomplishments?

          • Doug Retter

            Fine American education system, and other countries too! (Hillbilly is not hyphenated.) I understand you are at a disadvantage, Adrian, because of your mission to promote a false narrative, but that is your fault and you knew it when you took the job!!! You’re getting paid well, enjoy the money and you probably should save some.

          • Adrian S

            No you moron, you got it all backwards.

  • Olga Dora Garbar

    No hay que dejarlos pasar,ellos no son confiables, tienen la maldad en el alma, fueron preparados para matar y obedecer solamente.-NO SON SERES HUMANOS.-.-