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How many times has Russia invaded Ukraine in the last year? Let’s add them up

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As we approach the one year anniversary of the “Euromaidan” protests, and eventual coup of President Yanukovych, one meme has dominated the Ukraine headlines ever since, the ‘Russian military invasion of Ukraine.’

Last week Ukraine’s Military spokesman Col. Andriy Lysenko, accused Russia of sending tanks, troops and lot’s of other stuff across the border into Ukraine, as reported by the NY Times:

Speaking in Kiev, the capital, Col. Andriy Lysenko, a Ukrainian military spokesman, said 32 tanks, 16 howitzers and 30 trucks hauling ammunition and fighters had crossed into the Luhansk region from Russia.

He presented no clear evidence to support the claim, nor did the wealth of social media outlets in eastern Ukraine display any footage of a tank convoy. The Kiev government frequently made such claims that could not be substantiated during intense fighting between Ukrainian government troops and separatists earlier this year.

Neither NATO nor the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, which is monitoring a cease-fire, could confirm the report.

Zerohedge’s article on the newest Russian invasion into Ukraine was aptly titled, “The Ukraine Who Cried Wolf: Kiev Reports 32 Russian Tanks Cross Border, Market Completely Ignores.”

So how many times has Ukraine, NATO, Jen Psaki and the main stream media “cried wolf?” Let’s find out.

First off, doing a simple Google search for just the term, “Russian invasion of Ukraine” yields 1,350,000 results. Lots of Russian invasion stories are floating about online.

Let’s get into just how many instances of ‘Russian invasions’ or near ‘Russian invasions’ have been reported this past year, starting from early days of the coup until Col. Andriy Lysenko latest ‘invasion’ announcement.

It’s a long, long list…

February 28, 2014: Ukraine Accuses Russia Of Invasion, Considers State Of Emergency After Masked Gunmen Occupy Two Crimean Airports.

March 2, 2014: Sarah Palin Predicted Ukraine Invasion in 2008

March 3, 2014: Russian Invasion of Crimean Peninsula. Movements and Forces

March 3, 2014: Why Did Russia Invade Ukraine? Because The West Is Weak

March 13, 2014: Russian Troops Mass at Border With Ukraine. Possible Invasion

March 15, 2014: Ukraine Says It Has Repelled A Russian Army “Invasion”

March 18, 2014: Ukraine Hikes Tensions Again, Says Russian Army Concentrated Near East Border For “Quick Invasion”

March 30, 2014: Russian invasion of eastern Ukraine could happen ‘any day’, officials warn

April 4, 104: Ukraine Defense Ministry “Warns” Of Imminent Russian Invasion

May 1, 2014: Ukraine minister: Russia planning invasion

May 21, 2014: Despite Withdrawal, Russian Invasion of Eastern Ukraine Still Possible

May 30, 2014: Russians Invade Donetsk (VIDEO)

June 2, 2014: U.S., Europe may have prevented invasion of Ukraine, Polish foreign minister says

June 14, 2014: Russia’s slow invasion of Ukraine

June 20, 2014: Open Russian invasion into Ukraine has begun

July 30, 2014: Putin could invade Ukraine in response to sanctions

August 05, 2014: Poland’s Sikorski Saying Russian Units Are Poised to Pressure or Invade Ukraine, Sees ‘Huge’ Escalation of Crisis if This Happened 

August 6, 2014: Ukraine crisis: Nato fears invasion as Russian troops ‘mass on Ukraine’s borders’

August 6, 2014: Growing threat of Russia invading Ukraine, Hagel says

August 14, 2014: Russian aid convoy blocked as Ukraine fears invasion pretext

August 14, 2014: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues

August 22, 2014: Russian Humanitarian Convoy Enters Ukraine Without Authorization; Ukraine Considers Move “Direct Invasion”

August 25, 2014: Russia Prepares 2nd Humanitarian Convoy “Invasion”

August 27, 2014: Ukraine Reports Russian Invasion on a New Front

August 28, 2014: Ukraine Accuses Russia Of Launching Invasion, Then Promptly Retracts

August 28, 2014: NATO Releases Satellite Imagery “Proof” That Russia Has Invaded Ukraine

August 28, 2014: Has Russia invaded Ukraine? Here’s what we know

August 28, 2014: Poroshenko says Russia invaded Ukraine

August 29, 2014: U.S. official says 1,000 Russian troops have entered Ukraine

August 29, 2014: Russia’s Slow-Motion Invasion of Ukraine 

August 30, 2014: European leaders warn Russian invasion of east Ukraine at ‘a point of no return’

September 2, 2014: The State Department Says Russia Is Invading Ukraine—Should We Believe It?

September 4, 2014: Invasion of Ukraine Continues; Russian Ideologist Calls for “Genocide”

October 3, 2014: Can US Support for Ukraine Help Prevent a New Russian Invasion?

November 8, 2014: NATO Sees ‘High Probability’ Of Russian Invasion Of Ukraine

November 12, 2014: Ukraine’s Ambassador to the UN says Russia planning full-scale invasion


Thats a lot of invasions, near invasions, possible invasions and fear of invasions going on…and that’s just like 3 pages of Google results.

With all that Russian troop movement west, one would think they would have captured London by now.

Now the truth as spoken by CounterPunch, in a post titled, “What Russian Invasion?”

The agreement to stop the fighting was reached at negotiations organized and led by Russia and held in Minsk, the capital of Belarus. It was reached at the same time that the US was pressing leaders of the NATO countries, at a meeting in Wales, to boost their military spending and to set up more offensive military positions in countries bordering Russia.

The one thing that did not happen as a result of the cease-fire, and that in fact never even got addressed in the Minsk talks, was a withdrawal of Russian troops from eastern Ukraine.

There was no withdrawal or even mention of those troops — said to number about 1000 by the US and the Kiev government — because there never were Russian troops invading Ukraine.

Usually when someone cries wolf it’s because they want something, likely a scam or some kind of swindling going down.

In this case Ukraine is crying wolf in order to have EU and US taxpayers front the bill for their expenses…gas, oil, oligarch party funds, Hunter Biden – Igor Kolomoisky benders, etc…

For the main stream media, well they are in bed with the MIC (military industrial complex), so their payoff is more business manufacturing war.

The US and EU leaders who support the invasion meme are also in the pockets of the MIC, so it’s good business…and manufacturing fear is also what helps keep them in office.

 

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