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Ukrainian leader dismisses armed forces chief of staff
First Post ^ | 1-28-2014 | Natalia Zinets

Posted on 02/28/2014 3:50:15 PM PST by tcrlaf

Ukraine's acting president has signed a decree dismissing the head of the armed forces general staff, his office said on Friday.

(Excerpt) Read more at firstpost.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: russia; ukraine; uncontestedarrival
Just out as breaking news, 20 minutes ago.
1 posted on 02/28/2014 3:50:15 PM PST by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

Has anyone heard anything from the Provincial leaders of the Crimea since the Russian shock troops took the Parliament building over??

Supreme Council (Verkhovna Rada)

Chairman: Volodymyr Konstantinov

Council of Ministers

Prime Minister: Sergey Aksyonov


2 posted on 02/28/2014 3:51:33 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

They entered the occupied parliament briefly I think, and were allowed to organize and announce an upcoming referendum on secession, then they went home.


3 posted on 02/28/2014 3:53:19 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: tcrlaf

This is over. Ukraine cannot hold on to Crimea. Its armed forces are in disarray.


4 posted on 02/28/2014 3:54:16 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: GeronL

Volodymyr Konstantinov wants a referendum on more autonomy (Putin wants more territory)

This is a replay of Georgia


5 posted on 02/28/2014 3:54:17 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Viennacon

A replay of what happened in Georgia


6 posted on 02/28/2014 3:54:40 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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7 posted on 02/28/2014 3:56:12 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: GeronL

I doubt there’ll be a single shot fired.


8 posted on 02/28/2014 3:56:33 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: tcrlaf

Capitulating in advance?


9 posted on 02/28/2014 3:57:46 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

Whoda thunk Egypt would produce the most functional coup in recent memory?


10 posted on 02/28/2014 3:59:59 PM PST by txhurl (Young the Giant, 'It's About Time')
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To: tcrlaf

To be honest, Ukrainian military might have more ethnic Russians within it’s ranks than Russian military.
BTW, Israel’s DF is undisputed 3rd in the world for a number of enlisted Russians.


11 posted on 02/28/2014 4:22:18 PM PST by cunning_fish
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To: TomGuy

I wonder if Russia would be so bold if every Ukranian citizen had a high quality sniper rifle or scary assault rifle with high capacity magazines.


12 posted on 02/28/2014 4:36:52 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: cunning_fish

People seem to forget that a good many Ukrainians are ethnic Russians who have been there for generations.


13 posted on 02/28/2014 4:38:53 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cunning_fish

It will be interesting to see where Israel lines up on this crisis, especially if the puppet fascists in Kiev start a pogrom.


14 posted on 02/28/2014 4:45:34 PM PST by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: Enterprise

>>I wonder if Russia would be so bold if every Ukranian citizen had a high quality sniper rifle or scary assault rifle with high capacity magazines.<<

In fact neither Russia nor Ukraine are discriminating against such. I think SKS and AK (Saiga) are common hunting rifles there. BTW, Kalashnikov are selling SVD on civilian market as Tigr (Tiger) there.


15 posted on 02/28/2014 4:58:40 PM PST by cunning_fish
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To: cripplecreek

>>People seem to forget that a good many Ukrainians are ethnic Russians who have been there for generations.<<

Yes, police was loyal to elected government. We are yet to see what military thinks about this situation. I guess they still have officers who served in Soviet military. I don’t think they are going to shoot at Russians.


16 posted on 02/28/2014 5:01:40 PM PST by cunning_fish
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To: cunning_fish

Thanks for the info. I would have used mine by now.


17 posted on 02/28/2014 5:06:27 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: cripplecreek
People seem to forget that a good many Ukrainians are ethnic Russians who have been there for generations.

Ethnic Russians make up 17% of the population of Ukraine.

That's not "a good many".

18 posted on 02/28/2014 5:23:09 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: FreeReign

17% is a considerable number in a nation of nearly 45 million.

The Khmer Rouge killed “only” 20% of the Cambodians.


19 posted on 02/28/2014 5:29:06 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: FreeReign

“Ethnic Russians make up 17% of the population of Ukraine”

I read somewhere here on FR that Russian ethnics make up to about 70% of southern and eastern parts of the country - the parts Russia seems to be most interested in.


20 posted on 02/28/2014 5:40:11 PM PST by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: cripplecreek
17% is a considerable number in a nation of nearly 45 million.

78% is ethnic Ukrainian. That would be a large number.

The Khmer Rouge killed “only” 20% of the Cambodians.

Khmer Rouge? Ukraine? Whatever.

More to the discussion, Stalin killed 10 million Ukrainians.

21 posted on 02/28/2014 5:50:49 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: VanShuyten
I read somewhere here on FR that Russian ethnics make up to about 70% of southern and eastern parts of the country - the parts Russia seems to be most interested in.

I don't think that's correct.


22 posted on 02/28/2014 5:53:51 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: FreeReign; cripplecreek; VanShuyten

>>Ethnic Russians make up 17% of the population of Ukraine.

That’s not “a good many”.<<

Numbers like that means nothing in terms of Ukrainian demographics.

That 17% are people who clearly identifies themselves as Russians. They don’t know a word in Ukrainian, they are refusing to stand to Ukrainian anthem and has a Russian flag flying in their yards.

Another 40% of Ukrainians actually calls themselves Ukrainians but they still don’t speak Ukrainian, they are watching only Russian movies, listening to Russian music, and they are getting their news from Russian media. They are Ukrainians in name only.


23 posted on 02/28/2014 5:57:57 PM PST by cunning_fish
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To: FreeReign

LOL yeah that’s it keep speaking.


24 posted on 02/28/2014 5:58:27 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Ping me when you post something that isn’t nonsense.


25 posted on 02/28/2014 6:00:33 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: tcrlaf
Putin has Carte Blanche to annex the entirety of the former USSR as long as a fellow traveler is POTUS

Germans beware.

26 posted on 02/28/2014 6:02:23 PM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: cunning_fish

A little less than 75% of parliament voted for impeachment.


27 posted on 02/28/2014 6:03:43 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: FreeReign

And you can ping me when you sober up. LOL


28 posted on 02/28/2014 6:04:27 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: FreeReign

>>A little less than 75% of parliament voted for impeachment.<<

And what? How is it relevant in terms of demographics?


29 posted on 02/28/2014 6:06:09 PM PST by cunning_fish
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To: cripplecreek
LOL, You're the one who brought up the Khmer Rouge dumbass.
30 posted on 02/28/2014 6:07:14 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: FreeReign

You’re the moron who suggested that Russians “only” make up 17% of the population. I was giving you a comparison number, I can’t help it if you’re too damn stupid to figure that out.


31 posted on 02/28/2014 6:10:17 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cunning_fish
And what? How is it relevant in terms of demographics?

I never said that it was.

32 posted on 02/28/2014 6:11:03 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: cripplecreek
And of course nowhere in any of my posts did I say that 17% of the population of Ukraine, the ethnic Russian part, isn't millions of people.

As I said previously when you are thru posting nonsense give me a ping.

33 posted on 02/28/2014 6:26:29 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: Viennacon

I would think that the people are or should be arming as fast as they can.


34 posted on 02/28/2014 7:19:41 PM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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