Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Why I am not posting anything about the Russian-ICRC humanitarian convey to Novorussia

Dear friends,

I am getting a lot of comments and emails asking me to clarify the situation with the joint Russia-ICRC convoy for Novorussia.  The reason I am not posting anything about this is that all the information I see about this is completely contradictory.  The situation is so confused as to make even an educated guess impossible.  All I can say that that the convoy apparently left form the city of Naro-Fominsk, that it has been organized by the Russian Ministry for Emergencies (one of the most effective branch of government in Russia) and that if this convey ever crosses the border the stakes will be huge so rather than to speculate I prefer to keep quiet and frankly admit that I simply have no idea at this point in time where all this is headed.  It could quite literally be anything.

My apologies and kind regards,

The Saker