Cases where Russia has used the pretext of aid for military invasion

Nai

Jul 2014
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Cases where Russia has used the pretext of aid for military invasion or delivery of weapons

- Georgia, 1993

In the war that took place in 1992-1993 in Abkhazia, Russia sent a column of trucks with humanitarian aid Tkvarceli separatist city, under siege Georgian army.

Tkvarceli civilian population was in despair and Georgian officials accepted humanitarian assistance offered by Russia which has officially adopted a neutral stance during the war, despite tacit support for Abkhaz separatists.

Moscow, infuriated by Georgian forces attack on a Russian helicopter transport more than 50 people on board, send in secret, besides medicines and food, rockets, machine guns and heavy artillery. This allowed them to defeat the Georgian army Abkhazia, to take control of the capital Sukhumi and Abkhazia declared de facto independence.

Humanitarian aid mission was led by the Minister for Emergency Situations Sergei Shoigu, Minister of Defense currently Moscow Government.

- Czechoslovakia 1968

Like other incursions across states in Eastern Europe under the influence of Moscow, Soviet troops invaded Czechoslovakia in 1968, was an obvious military operation. Some Kremlin officials have said, however, cynically, that actually was a humanitarian mission to rescue Czechoslovakia.

On August 20, 1968, 200,000 troops from member states of the Warsaw Pact crossed the border and landed in Prague, taking control of the city in just two days. Following operation killed over 100 Czechoslovak.

- Hungary, 1956

"Thaw" initiated by Nikita Khrushchev led the Soviet leader at the outbreak of revolt against communist regimes in Poland and Hungary.

In Hungary, extensive anti-Soviet protests were held in October 1956 under the reformist Premier Imre Nagy. In a few days, Soviet troops invaded the country, and 1,000 tanks entered Budapest. Nearly 30,000 people were killed in operations repression of demonstrations.

- Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, 1940

In 1939, Moscow pressured the Baltic States to sign mutual aid agreements granting the Soviet Government right to establish military bases in the three countries.

The Soviet Union used to trigger agreements almost simultaneous invasion and Soviet troops entered Lithuania on June 16, 1940, followed a day later by Latvia and Estonia.

Within days, 50,000 Red Army troops occupied the Baltic Sea Region have seized military and commercial ships. Following mass deportations and political repression "anti-Soviet elements".
 
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Mar 2014
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They're alleged to have done it in Crimea, 2014: packing weapons and hardware into 'aid' convoys. Then again every other major country does it too. No reason to have a pop at Russia.
 
Aug 2014
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Portugal
One more propaganda thread.
Yup. I think so.

It seems that in these days we are exaggerating (again) the supposed Russian historical expansionism.

How many Russian disguised military interventions were there?

How many Russian military invasions? Specially after WW 2.

Maybe we should compare the military interventions of Russian with other democratic western nations like France, USA or UK in the same period.
 

Nai

Jul 2014
338
South
Yup. I think so.



Maybe we should compare the military interventions of Russian with other democratic western nations like France, USA or UK in the same period.
Ok, do it, how many interventions had west countries in Europe after ww2 like Russia did?
 
Aug 2014
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Portugal
It only counts if it is in Europe? What about military interventions in the world?

Or is it worse when it happens in Europe?
 

Nai

Jul 2014
338
South
It only counts if it is in Europe? What about military interventions in the world?

Or is it worse when it happens in Europe?
This is European topic and there are many European countries.

It is worse if you are an European.. yes.
 
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This is European topic and there are many European countries.

It is worse if you are an European.. yes.
Since this is an European History topic lets talk about Russian's military interventions in the world (in Europe and other parts of the world like Afghanistan and China) and compere it with other European powers - after WW2.

European powers' military interventions across the world after WW 2.


"Then again every other major country does it too. No reason to have a pop at Russia."

Agreed.