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"We do not understand the intentions": The Pentagon is waiting for an explanation from Russia about the movement of troops "on the border with Ukraine"

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The Pentagon wants to get clarification from Moscow regarding the movement of Russian troops on the border with Ukraine. This was announced by the spokesman for the US Department of Defense John Kirby.


Speaking at a press conference, Kirby, answering a question from journalists about the Pentagon's plans regarding the situation with Ukraine, said that the American military department "carefully, very carefully" monitors the movement of Russian troops near the Ukrainian border and wants to receive clarification from the Russian side on this occasion.

He explained that Russia is concentrating large forces next to Ukraine, in particular in Crimea, but did not specify that "not to affect the assessments of American intelligence."

Kirby stressed that today the Pentagon does not understand "Russia's intentions" and expects explanations from Moscow. He recalled that the US State Department had already demanded an explanation from the Russian Foreign Ministry on this matter.

Answering the question whether Kiev turned to the Pentagon for military assistance, Kirby replied that he did not know "about specific requests," but the United States already supports Ukraine with supplies of lethal and non-lethal weapons and intends to do so in the future.

Earlier, the US State Department demanded that Moscow give explanations in connection with the "provocations" at the Ukrainian border.

The Kremlin, commenting on the situation, said that "the Russian army is moving on Russian territory in the directions in which it considers it necessary."
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  1. Flooding
    Flooding April 7 2021 06: 59
    +29
    Rear Admiral John Francis Kirby, retired, would have bothered to first explain what US Navy ships are doing with depressing regularity in the waters of the Black Sea.
    1. Mitroha
      Mitroha April 7 2021 07: 01
      +8
      The Pentagon wants

      Is this also our problem? negative
      Jane the soldier
      1. Alien From
        Alien From April 7 2021 08: 26
        +8
        The Pentagon wants, but won't get it. The time has come for abstinence.
        1. Thrall
          Thrall April 7 2021 08: 35
          +7
          The most correct thing is not to notice such statements from the United States, and, moreover, not to respond to them. And it will be the silence of the strong, not the weak.
          1. sustav75
            sustav75 April 7 2021 09: 55
            -8
            Already reported to our amers! We declared "we are a peaceful country and we will not attack Ukraine", of course! Let the Russian people be hammered by Bandera! There is a lot of patience in the Kremlin ...
            1. notingem
              notingem April 7 2021 20: 37
              0
              The Pentagon stopped whisking whiskey in the morning. YES or NO. Waiting for an answer.
        2. Zug
          Zug April 7 2021 19: 34
          +1
          This is a question of approximately this order: why do you have round heads and not square ones. Do you process them with files? Between the lines it is read, already amusing
        3. zloybond
          zloybond April 8 2021 00: 36
          0
          Well for some reason - ours immediately reported cheerfully. Accustomed to give reports at once. And they could keep silent and do their job with restraint - this puts pressure on the nerves even more.
      2. Vladimir Mashkov
        Vladimir Mashkov April 7 2021 15: 36
        0
        The Russian Foreign Ministry must answer without fail and promise to give an answer. But only if the State Department undertakes and will constantly report on all movements of the US Army both around the world and across its territory! laughing laughing laughing
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    2. Insurgent
      Insurgent April 7 2021 07: 03
      +25
      Quote: Flood
      Rear Admiral John Francis Kirby, retired, would have bothered to first explain what US Navy ships are doing with depressing regularity in the waters of the Black Sea.


      They are there are swimming (naval will understand yes )
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine April 7 2021 08: 13
        +4
        Quote: Insurgent
        They float there (navies will understand)

        Oh, how we understand! I agree with your remark.
      2. grindz
        grindz April 7 2021 12: 44
        +1
        The ship is sailing and the sailor is sailing.
        1. Vladimir Mashkov
          Vladimir Mashkov April 9 2021 07: 55
          0
          In fact, every sailor knows that sailors, ships (not ships!) And ships go, and swims ... (analogue of the word "shit").
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  3. Cowbra
    Cowbra April 7 2021 07: 00
    +22
    There was already an answer - they demanded an explanation of the presence of the US occupation forces in Syria and said that there would be no other answers winked
    1. Yngvar
      Yngvar April 7 2021 07: 43
      +15
      The states simply "starred", megalomania turned into psychosis!
      According to the old habit, they try to talk like a vassal, which Russia is not!
      This will continue until they get it in the face, respectively, from our side the answers (not only to this "quirk") should be tough enough! How long can you make excuses and "express concern" !?
    2. lucul
      lucul April 7 2021 07: 59
      +17
      There was already an answer

      I confirm, news from April 6:
      As Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told RIA Novosti.
      "Anyone who wants to get something from Russia should read the notes that I hope they have left since last week. There is nothing to add to our signals that we gave them then," he said.
      According to the deputy minister, "of course, we will not conduct a dialogue in the tone and perspective that the Americans are imposing on us."
      “In general, we are now very selectively approaching dialogue with the United States. We will continue to conduct a dialogue with this country only on those issues that are of interest to us, are significant to us, and only on those conditions that are beneficial to us.... This is an obvious situation that does not require additional explanations, "the diplomat said.

      If translated from the language of diplomacy, then they sent it to hell.
  4. Kamchatsky
    Kamchatsky April 7 2021 07: 02
    +10
    Feeling of "deja vu". Yesterday they expressed concern, but today they do not understand their intentions. Well stupid ...
    1. Lionnvrsk
      Lionnvrsk April 7 2021 10: 45
      +5
      Quote: Kamchatka
      Feeling of "deja vu". Yesterday they expressed concern, but today they do not understand their intentions. Well stupid ...

      Tomorrow they will "send powerful signals", represent "serious challenges", express "unwavering determination" and make "unyielding efforts." And all this with the pathos of a hegemon-defender! lol
  5. SERGOL
    SERGOL April 7 2021 07: 06
    +7
    There is only one explanation. Creation of groupings of troops in the theater of operations. Access to the old border of the Soviet Union, consolidation of it, organization of the border service. GDPR's responses to a press conference on the current situation
    1. 210ox
      210ox April 7 2021 07: 28
      +9
      We are on our territory. We do what we want.
      1. Reptiloid
        Reptiloid April 7 2021 15: 02
        0
        Do not understand. ? There are many things they don't understand recourse Besides. request there's nothing you can do.
        1. notingem
          notingem April 7 2021 20: 42
          0
          Mattresses simply do not understand how other countries can have their own territory.
  6. sergo1914
    sergo1914 April 7 2021 07: 07
    +17
    What is not understood then? Texas are going to beat Mexico. So we ride in front of Ukraine. The plan is as follows. Distracting.
    1. Insurgent
      Insurgent April 7 2021 07: 16
      +7
      Quote: sergo1914
      What is not understood then? Texas Mexico are going to recapture. So we ride in front of Ukraine. The plan is as follows. Distracting.


      MANIAEVYr naming wassat
  7. novel66
    novel66 April 7 2021 07: 09
    +18
    fuck it there
  8. Tiksi-3
    Tiksi-3 April 7 2021 07: 11
    +5
    He recalled that the US State Department has already demanded an explanation from the Russian Foreign Ministry on this matter.... - you need to answer harshly - you will demand from your wife at home, and not - The Kremlin, commenting on the situation, said that "the Russian army is moving on Russian territory in the directions in which it considers it necessary."
  9. Pavel73
    Pavel73 April 7 2021 07: 12
    +10
    But your intentions are more than clear to us. You literally kick your naked Zelensky doll eastward. As they once pushed Saakashvili. It is necessary and beneficial for you to have a squabble in Europe, hindering the economic rapprochement and development of Europe and Russia. You are eliminating a global competitor. And as you Americans say, "nothing personal, just business."
  10. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 7 2021 07: 15
    +9
    The Pentagon is awaiting clarifications from Russia
    Moscow is also awaiting clarifications from the American side on many issues that concern us. Starting with NATO's advancement to the East, its presence in Syria ... and ending with military assistance to Ukraine. But, for some reason, the Americans are in no hurry to answer the accumulated questions. The difference is that Russia moves troops exclusively on its territory, therefore it is our internal affair where and when to conduct exercises. And let Ukraine take it into account and think about it before hitting the Donbass.
  11. Thrifty
    Thrifty April 7 2021 07: 17
    +7
    Well, if in the USA there are such wooden ones all over their heads, they need to explain them by driving our position with a sledgehammer!
  12. Gardamir
    Gardamir April 7 2021 07: 18
    +6
    Someone would dare to ask the Soviet Union, what are our troops doing, for example, in the GDR? Only after the words, "Russia is doomed to liberalism," "Russia does not claim world domination," "Russia does not threaten anyone." Does anyone consider Russia? The words why they are moving troops on their territory are offensive to any independent country. But there is nothing to humiliate the Posons in power. The main loot. Sports without a flag and coat of arms, "they trained." The judge knelt down, "he wanted it himself." We are already humiliated in the eyes, someone asked about the words of the alleged song of this Manizhi. So what are the claims to America if we surrender everything ourselves? ..
    1. sustav75
      sustav75 April 7 2021 10: 07
      +2
      Friends of Putin - Sechin, Miler, Gref, Chubais do not need harsh statements from Russia towards partners! They need eternal patient concern! Swamp condition! And have time to grab as much as possible before it starts ...
    2. Paranoid50
      Paranoid50 April 7 2021 11: 52
      +2
      Quote: Gardamir
      We are already humiliated in the eyes,

      belay By no means getting into my personal life, I consider it necessary to warn you - you are more careful with your fantasies. There are enough cases when such exercises led to domestic injuries. yes wassat
  13. rocket757
    rocket757 April 7 2021 07: 34
    +6
    The Pentagon wants clarification from Moscow regarding the movement of Russian troops on the border with Ukraine. This was announced by the spokesman for the US Department of Defense John Kirby

    Let Peskov "explain" everything to them ... that's it! The enemy must be misled, into a stupor. He does it deftly ... we ourselves often do not understand, but what it wanted to say !!!
    1. cniza
      cniza April 7 2021 08: 56
      +5
      Good time! hi

      Even Peskov lacks talent, we would have a Russian Psaki ... lol
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 April 7 2021 09: 21
        +4
        Welcome soldier
        Psaki, this is a special case ... information, as a rule, is ZERO, but it can be fun without measure!
        1. cniza
          cniza April 7 2021 09: 35
          +3
          This is fun for us, but she does not understand, and when she makes a serious expression on her face, it’s even more fun for us ...
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 April 7 2021 10: 03
            +3
            That's the beauty of her briefings !!!
            Well, someone had a good idea! We really wanted to see Psaki over and over again.
            1. notingem
              notingem April 7 2021 21: 09
              +1
              By the way, Psaki should be encouraged. If Nash would send her a sable fur coat. Then the White House chickens will die of envy or their husbands will be driven to the grave by spending
  14. Viktor Sergeev
    Viktor Sergeev April 7 2021 07: 34
    +2
    Don't understand intentions? And I do not understand the intention of the United States to understand what is happening there on the other side of the world. That's when your dogs twitch, you will understand.
  15. Prisoner
    Prisoner April 7 2021 07: 41
    +2
    Do not understand intentions ?! winked Let Psaki explain to them.
  16. Ros 56
    Ros 56 April 7 2021 07: 45
    +3
    Not your striped mind business. Better than your Biden heal.
  17. Krasnoyarsk
    Krasnoyarsk April 7 2021 07: 56
    +2
    "We do not understand the intentions": The Pentagon is waiting for an explanation from Russia about the movement of troops "on the border with Ukraine"
    And you don't need to understand anything. What side are you here? This is our family showdown.
  18. Podvodnik
    Podvodnik April 7 2021 07: 57
    +5
    Not your dog business.
  19. bar
    bar April 7 2021 08: 00
    +2
    The Pentagon wants to get clarification from Moscow regarding the movement of Russian troops on the border with Ukraine.

    Why would the Pentagon need it? What is his dog business?
  20. Tusv
    Tusv April 7 2021 08: 03
    +4
    Kuzhegetich has already revealed the secret to everyone. A general surprise check of combat readiness. What is not clear is in the word suddenness
  21. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine April 7 2021 08: 12
    +4
    "We don't understand intentions"

    But Russia understands your intentions.
  22. cniza
    cniza April 7 2021 08: 54
    +2
    The Pentagon wants to get clarification from Moscow regarding the movement of Russian troops on the border with Ukraine. This was announced by the spokesman for the US Department of Defense John Kirby.


    Watch your boundaries better ...
  23. xorek
    xorek April 7 2021 09: 03
    -1
    Fussing, it means they felt the power of the Russian Army! Now the Russian Army is not 08.08.08 in Georgia ..
  24. comradChe
    comradChe April 7 2021 09: 04
    -1
    Don't break down like a cheap one .... The pimp knows the true value. Fast and bent! And there is no need to la-la about the "protection ... of the population."
  25. venik
    venik April 7 2021 09: 17
    +1
    "...Kirby stressed that today the Pentagon does not understand "Russia's intentions" and expects explanations from Moscow. He recalled that the US State Department has already demanded an explanation from the Russian Foreign Ministry on this matter.... .... "
    ========
    They have not yet responded to the request of the Russian Foreign Ministry, to explain on what grounds their troops are on the territory of the sovereign state of the Syrian Arab Republic!
  26. ximkim
    ximkim April 7 2021 09: 21
    +2
    There is one catch phrase: "Why do you need to know this?"
    The Kremlin should use it instead of a thousand words.
  27. grandfather_Kostya
    grandfather_Kostya April 7 2021 09: 33
    +3
    It is high time to ask sternly: "What is the American military doing on the border with Mexico? Provocative troop movements are completely unacceptable! And these suspicious missile tests in Boca Chica with constant explosions are preparations for what?"
  28. Yurahip
    Yurahip April 7 2021 09: 57
    +2
    In case of WHAT, Russia will simply lay a track along the Suval colidor!
  29. faterdom
    faterdom April 7 2021 11: 03
    +1
    They don't understand - that's good.
    It’s bad when they understand everything, but we don’t.
    But on the contrary - the very thing. They do not even understand how it is that we have more advanced weapons systems, but they do not. It's so unusual, so inconvenient, it just drives you into embarrassment ...
  30. Anatoly Ivanov_3
    Anatoly Ivanov_3 April 7 2021 11: 33
    +3
    Russia has the right to carry out any movement of its armed forces on its territory without any explanation.
  31. ABC-schütze
    ABC-schütze April 7 2021 11: 42
    +3
    "The Pentagon wants clarification from Moscow regarding the movement of Russian troops on the border with Ukraine."
    ************************************************** *******************************
    They explained to us at school, quite clearly and reasonably ... "Ukraine's borders" will appear only after Kiev's unconditional, precise and complete fulfillment of all the provisions of the Minsk agreements. In the meantime, there is only the territory of the former united Ukraine, in which there is a civil war. Civil war of the population of the regions of Novorossiya, who did not take part in the coup d'etat and the overthrow of the legitimate government with the Kiev coup d'état, who overthrew the legitimate government in the former united Ukraine. And the "borders of Ukraine" will appear only after the end of this war ... What they will be depends on how diligently Kiev works to implement the Minsk agreements. I guess it won't be difficult for Moscow to explain this to Mr. Kirby ...
  32. Andrey Krasnoyarsky
    Andrey Krasnoyarsky April 7 2021 13: 23
    +2
    If Russian troops were moving in Mexico near the US border, the American concern would be understandable. But what does the United States care about the movement of Russian troops on Russian territory?
    1. ximkim
      ximkim April 7 2021 14: 29
      0
      If in Mexico there were: beeches, Torah, Eski, etc. then, probably, the United States has formed the deepest mega concern lol
  33. Klingon
    Klingon April 7 2021 14: 01
    0
    a neighbor comes and asks: what do you have in the morning for such noise every day? gyrrr, gyrrr ...
    -what? and, yes, I rearrange the furniture!
    - and what do you rearrange every day?
    - aha, every day!
    - And where to?
    - what? My appartement! where I want to go there and rearrange! feng shui you understand! wassat
  34. APASUS
    APASUS April 7 2021 14: 45
    0
    Kirby stressed that today the Pentagon does not understand "Russia's intentions" and expects explanations from Moscow.

    I would also like to discuss this issue! On what basis is the US Army located on the border with Mexico?
  35. 7 poplar
    7 poplar April 7 2021 14: 57
    0
    and who are they? mattress mats? so that they can explain the movement of troops around their country ....... but huhu not hoho ????
    1. Dkuznecov
      Dkuznecov April 7 2021 21: 48
      0
      They actually control
      almost the entire ball.
      Move from denial to reality.
      The worst thing is that we are not just not catching up with them.
      And the fact that with terrible force we are increasing the abyss.
  36. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin April 7 2021 15: 40
    0
    During WWII, the Eponians used the La Ninya shoby to send incendiary erostats to the United States, and later they were going to launch them with typhoid fleas and other infectious fauna. But, they say, there was another secret detachment of samurai, the purpose of which was to send Russian bird cherry petioles to the United States with a tailwind, after the flowering of which in the United States, sharp frosts and a fall in the economy should have begun with further defeat in the war. The members of the detachment were called so - kamikaze, which means "divine wind". The war is over, the detachment has been forgotten, but apparently, the unfinished samurai are still sitting somewhere in Siberia (possibly near the Dyatlov Pass) and are sending bird cherry seedlings to the USA!  

    And so, green sprouts sprouted and bloomed! laughing
  37. Tartar
    Tartar April 7 2021 16: 02
    0
    Russia is concentrating large forces next with Ukraine, in particular in Crimea

    Well, they finally admitted that Crimea is Russian wink
  38. 1536
    1536 April 7 2021 16: 19
    0
    Our ambassador is in Moscow. And what is the American ambassador doing in Moscow? We must send him to the Pentagon, let him tell about the movement of Russian troops in Russia. Otherwise, it turns out that American diplomats are so keen on organizing the revolution in Russia that they completely forgot about fulfilling their direct duties of informing American leaders.
    By the way, you can also ask the Danes about the Russian troops for the Pentag's uncle. The Danes are sure that the Russian army is about to organize a historical reconstruction of the events of the Civil War of 1918-1922. in Russia, and will force the Sivash, only from the other side.
  39. iouris
    iouris April 7 2021 16: 49
    0
    Now it is the administrative border of the USSR.
  40. boris epstein
    boris epstein April 7 2021 16: 58
    0
    "Kirby emphasized that today the Pentagon does not understand the" intentions of Russia "and expects explanations from Moscow."
    And Russia does not understand the reasons for such concern and does not see the need to provide explanations. They are in the INF Treaty on Flank Restrictions. The troops of the parties must be located at a distance of no closer than 50 km from the borders. An air and automobile inspection is carried out four times a year, in which Americans and Ukrainians, as well, participate. And the Russian representatives too. The United States is required to provide reports from these inspections indicating Russia's violations of the Treaty. No violations? Take a walk, Yankees.
  41. Chief Starshin
    Chief Starshin April 7 2021 17: 17
    0
    Who are you to give someone there (explanations) The very word personally vilifies me.
    What difference does it make to you how the exercises of Our troops are held on our territory !!!
  42. Hiller
    Hiller April 7 2021 18: 47
    0
    And our intentions are our business. And our territory is our territory. Disassemble your Kansas. Go ... forest.
  43. Metallurg_2
    Metallurg_2 April 7 2021 19: 33
    0
    Well, if they don’t understand, what are the questions for us? We cannot add brains to them for understanding.
  44. Dkuznecov
    Dkuznecov April 7 2021 21: 45
    0
    (yawning) we have no intention.
    It's just somehow uncomfortable
    here we are moving.
  45. yehat2
    yehat2 April 8 2021 17: 37
    0
    why explain the movements taking place on their own territory, thousands of kilometers from the American border?