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Ukraine leader makes NATO bid on Independence Day
Reuters (excerpt) ^ | August 24, 2008 | Sabina Zawadzki

Posted on 08/24/2008 4:14:35 AM PDT by HAL9000

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KIEV, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko said on Sunday joining the NATO alliance was vital to securing the country's defence.

Marking 17 years of Ukrainian independence following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Yushchenko said Ukraine must also increase its own defences -- a clear swipe at Russia which unnerved former Soviet republics when it sent troops into Georgia over the breakaway region of South Ossetia.

In a congratulatory message to mark the day, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev called on Ukraine not to spoil their historically close ties.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: geopolitics; nato; russia; ukraine; yushchenko

1 posted on 08/24/2008 4:14:36 AM PDT by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000

Russia threatens nuclear attack on Ukraine

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/1578444/Russia-threatens-nuclear-attack-on-Ukraine.html


2 posted on 08/24/2008 4:24:25 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: HAL9000
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev called on Ukraine not to spoil their historically close ties.

Right....because being poisoned 4 years ago didn't upset Yushchenko at all.

3 posted on 08/24/2008 4:39:11 AM PDT by edpc (@#&!*$)
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Yushchenko: Russia blocking poisoning probe
By Bonnie Malkin and agencies, September 12, 2007


Mr Yushchenko before and after the poisoning

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/1562838/Yushchenko-Russia-blocking-poisoning-probe.html

4 posted on 08/24/2008 5:11:10 AM PDT by ETL (Lots of REAL smoking-gun evidence on the ObamaRats at my Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl)
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To: HAL9000
In a congratulatory message to mark the day, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev called on Ukraine not to spoil their historically close ties.

For Ukraine to seek to defend itself threatens to "spoil" their "close ties" with Russia.

You know, the "ties" according to which Russia owns Ukraine and can attack her at will. Those "ties".

5 posted on 08/24/2008 5:18:27 AM PDT by Dr. Frank fan
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To: HAL9000
In a congratulatory message to mark the day, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev called on Ukraine not to spoil their historically close ties.

Close ties? That's an interesting way to describe enslavement.

6 posted on 08/24/2008 5:23:32 AM PDT by SampleMan (We are a free and industrious people, socialist nannies do not become us.)
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Ukraine's past "ties" to Russia....
7 posted on 08/24/2008 5:25:46 AM PDT by Kozak (Anti Shahada: There is no god named Allah, and Muhammed is a false prophet)
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To: SampleMan

Actually, it’s the ties to the large number of ethnic Russians who were moved into the Ukraine by Soviet policy - i.e. a fifth column.


8 posted on 08/24/2008 6:08:50 AM PDT by RKV (He who has the guns makes the rules)
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Eastern European ping list

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9 posted on 08/24/2008 11:55:40 AM PDT by Grzegorz 246
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