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Russia reportedly sending mediators to Ukraine as truce falls apart
Fox News ^ | Feburary 20, 2014 | Staff

Posted on 02/20/2014 8:12:09 AM PST by Navy Patriot

Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly is sending an envoy to Ukraine to try to mediate discussions with anti-government protesters – at the request of the country’s president – after violence flared up again Thursday in Kiev, leaving 33 more people dead.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov made the announcement after Putin and Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych talked over the phone, state-run news agency RIA Novosti reported, according to Reuters.

On Thursday morning, a truce called by Yanukovych and opposition leaders fell apart as government snipers fired at protesters, who hurled Molotov cocktails and rocks at lines of police in response.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: soros
That lasted long.
1 posted on 02/20/2014 8:12:09 AM PST by Navy Patriot
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To: Navy Patriot

‘Mediators’...embedded in a convoy of storm troops?


2 posted on 02/20/2014 8:13:52 AM PST by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: Navy Patriot

Not much we can do with that mess.


3 posted on 02/20/2014 8:20:06 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

We can do a lot for Americans by staying the Hell out with everything, threats, money, sanctions, support, advice and rainbow lines.


4 posted on 02/20/2014 8:24:38 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Navy Patriot

So they’re sending mediators *and* snipers? Boy,that Vlad Putin really *is* a student of Uncle Joe.


5 posted on 02/20/2014 8:27:00 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Obama: "I can do whatever I want")
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To: cripplecreek
Obama mentioned sanctions. On who?

Once again, Putin has it right. And like it or not, the Ukraine is more Russian than not.

And they did elect their President.

6 posted on 02/20/2014 8:27:34 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Navy Patriot

Russian mediators? It’s like sending cannibals to mediate some tribal dispute - they will ensure themselves very nutritious meals.


7 posted on 02/20/2014 8:34:52 AM PST by Samogon (Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. - Plato)
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To: Gay State Conservative
"Ukraine's Interior ministry also said Thursday that 67 police troops have been captured by protesters in Kiev’s Independence Square."

"Video footage on Ukrainian television showed protesters apparently leading some of the captured policemen around the sprawling protest camp in the area. One opposition lawmaker says the police are being held in Kiev's city hall, which is being occupied by protesters."

8 posted on 02/20/2014 8:35:01 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: cripplecreek; Navy Patriot

The only winning move is not to play.


9 posted on 02/20/2014 8:43:15 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: Sacajaweau

Machiavelli said to the Prince that it is better to occupy a country than to conquer. 7 million Ukranians were killed or starved to death in the winter 1932-33. They call it Holodomor. Mothers were eating their babies to survive. http://www.holodomorct.org/


10 posted on 02/20/2014 8:43:50 AM PST by usual suspect
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To: SMARTY

By necessity, empires must enforce their authority to keep and hold a hegemony, from time to time, else they fast become a toothless tiger.

The “mediators” shall soon enough be followed by “military advisors”, as the “nation-building” of the Ukraine proceeds.

And do not disregard the “invisible (?) hand” of George Soros, who profits handsomely with civil unrest.


11 posted on 02/20/2014 8:44:03 AM PST by alloysteel (Obamacare - Death and Taxes now available online. One-stop shopping at its best!)
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To: SMARTY

Mediators...Ovechkin, Malkin, Varlomov, etc. ?


12 posted on 02/20/2014 8:47:30 AM PST by kaboom
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To: Navy Patriot

Someone has to defend Germany and the EU so they can fund their social market economy. Might as well be the US taxpayers.


13 posted on 02/20/2014 8:51:41 AM PST by wolfman23601
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To: usual suspect

Just a reminder...It is not 1932 and Stalin is not in power.


14 posted on 02/20/2014 8:53:02 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau
And they did elect their President.

So did we, which hasn't turned out very good either.

15 posted on 02/20/2014 9:02:40 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (I just messed up my tagline. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: Navy Patriot

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/02/19/opinion/ghitis-ukraine-sochi/


16 posted on 02/20/2014 9:10:17 AM PST by elhombrelibre
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To: Sacajaweau
No, he's not Stalin, but Putin's not a friend of a free and Independent Ukraine. He created this mess and will encourage more bloodshed to reestablish his Russian Empire. Putin is no friend of freemen.

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/02/19/opinion/ghitis-ukraine-sochi/

17 posted on 02/20/2014 9:12:31 AM PST by elhombrelibre
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To: elhombrelibre
Frida Ghitis is a world affairs columnist for The Miami Herald and World Politics Review. A former CNN producer and correspondent,...

Well, in that case...

18 posted on 02/20/2014 9:20:45 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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19 posted on 02/20/2014 9:20:47 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Navy Patriot

Try reading the article. Seek first to understand; it’s that approach that will win open minds to the conservative side, too.


20 posted on 02/20/2014 9:24:54 AM PST by elhombrelibre
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To: wolfman23601
Someone has to defend Germany and the EU so they can fund their social market economy. Might as well be the US taxpayers.

Soros needs the money to buy US politicians, shut down US energy production, impose carbon taxes, and impose UN taxes and control of US Law.

21 posted on 02/20/2014 9:39:09 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Samogon
20 Feb 2014 Kiev

Can't tell who is who or what is what in this video but for sure it is not good. Need somebody who speaks the lingo to tell us what is happening.

22 posted on 02/20/2014 9:40:28 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: fella

Police and civilian mercenaries beating protesters. Just an episode...


23 posted on 02/20/2014 9:47:57 AM PST by Samogon (Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. - Plato)
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To: Sacajaweau

My wife is from Ukraine. I have been there 6 times. Kiev is rife with the reminders of a very recent communism. The Soviets tore down the beautiful St Sophia and replaced it with a giant government building. The people have since built a replica across the street. When I first went there in 1999, I had to bribe the airport inspector as he x rayed my luggage and sneered the word “cassettes”. In Kherson, 4 policemen armed with ak-47’s shut down a small disco I was in, ordered the house lights on, and started frisking every man in the place. I have many many stories about the Police state there from my brief visit there. It is a police state, even now. Why is Julia Tymoshenko in jail? Yanukovich poisoned the last man who ran against him. Policeman is a well paying corrupt career and the Ukrainians hate them. Policeman is authorized by the socialist state of Ukraine to make people disappear.


24 posted on 02/20/2014 11:12:00 AM PST by usual suspect
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To: usual suspect
I have been in Kiev twice in the last two years, and your information about St. Sophia's is incorrect. Nothing of the sort happened, and it has been there 1,000 years. Perhaps you meant some other church?

My friends in Kiev would be surprised to hear your descriptions.

25 posted on 02/20/2014 11:20:57 AM PST by wildandcrazyrussian
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To: usual suspect

I would imagine, these days and times that life might be better under the Russian sphere. Russia has an oil industry. I’ve been to Kiev. I’ve seen the communists marching and protesting for communism with loudspeakers standing under a statue of Lenin. Make no mistake, these people miss the power of belonging to the party. The native Ukranians speak Ukranian and are proud of there heritage. The Russians are occupiers left over from the Soviet days. Native Ukranians want them out, but the party still has a stranglehold on the government and they control elections.


26 posted on 02/20/2014 11:21:57 AM PST by usual suspect
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To: wildandcrazyrussian

You are correct, it was the adjacent St Michaels Golden Domed Monastary that was destroyed and rebuilt http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Michael%27s_Golden-Domed_Monastery

When I was there I was refrering to the monastary as St Sophia.


27 posted on 02/20/2014 11:30:01 AM PST by usual suspect
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To: KC_Lion

Very wise.


28 posted on 02/20/2014 7:44:06 PM PST by originofstrength
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