Skip to comments.The Ukranian Crisis
Posted on 02/27/2014 6:47:32 PM PST by gooblah
Wire reports suggest that Russia has seized the government buildings in the Crimea:
Dozens of pro-Russian gunmen in combat fatigues seized parliament and government buildings on Ukraines volatile Crimea peninsula Thursday as lawmakers in Kiev prepared to approve a pro-Western cabinet for the divided ex-Soviet state.
The dawn raid came a day after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered snap combat readiness drills near the Ukrainian border, which raised fears of the Kremlin using its military muscle to sway the outcome of a three-month crisis that has pitted Moscow against against the West in a Cold War-style confrontation over the future of the strategic nation of 46 million.
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Crisis ? maybe Obama can mothball half the Navy to help out
18.39 Interfax-Ukraine: At an extraordinary plenary session on Thursday, the Supreme Council of Crimea passed a motion of no confidence in the Council of Ministers of Crimea and terminated its powers, a spokesperson for the secretariat of the Crimean parliament Olha Sulnikova has said.
According to her, this decision was supported by 55 of the 64 members of the Crimean parliament.
According to the adopted resolution, the Supreme Council of Crimea declared the work of the Council of Ministers of Crimea in 2013 unsatisfactory and therefore passed a motion of no-confidence in the Crimean government.
Under the same decision, the Crimean parliament terminated the powers of the Council of Ministers of Crimea.
In addition, the parliament dismissed Anatoliy Mohyliov as the chairman of the Crimean Council of Ministers pursuant to Article 136 of the Constitution of Ukraine.
The document takes effect on the day on which it is passed.
17.32 Interfax-Ukraine: Crimean Prime Minister Anatoliy Mohyliov will be removed from office and a coalition government will be formed shortly, according to Batkivschyna MP former head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars Mustafa Jemilev.
When speaking from the stage of Maidan in Kyiv on Wednesday, he said that the Crimean people had managed to prevent the Crimean Supreme Council from adopting a declaration about the republic joining Russia.
“As a result, [Crimean Parliament Speaker] Volodymyr Konstantynov refused to adopt such a declaration, on the contrary a declaration that Crimea is an indivisible part of Ukraine and we aren’t going anywhere was prepared. They don’t want to join Russia now, and that is very good,” he said.
According to Jemilev, the next step is the resignation of Mohyliov.
There is nothing to worry about! John Kerry (who served in Vietnam) is on it!
Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton was seen cowering in the corner pressing her "reset" button vigorously.
It's really a question of how far Putin will go. If he is determined to add Crimea to Russia he may be able to get away with it, but he probably wants more. He would like to reconstitute as much of the USSR as he can.,p>Compare the Crimea to the Sudetenland in 1938. If Hitler had been content after annexing the Sudetenland, it and Austria would still be part of Germany, there would have been no WWII, no Holocaust, no Soviet domination of Eastern Europe for 45 years. But Hitler couldn't stop, any more than Napoleon could sit still as of 1807 content with his victories to that point.
The Sudetenland had never belonged to Germany. The German minority there had been part of Austria until 1918. Hitler overreached but it took almost 6 years for the Allies to bring him down.
If Putin overreaches, who will try to stop him? Not the EU. Not the US. The Crimea used to belong to Russia. Ukraine used to be under Russian rule. If the Ukrainians want to be free, they will have to accomplish it with a minimum of outside assistance.
wait til they bullets start to fly—the next 48 hours will be critical to history. One spark could set off a reginal war.