Skip to comments.Ukrainian leader dismisses armed forces chief of staff
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.
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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
They entered the occupied parliament briefly I think, and were allowed to organize and announce an upcoming referendum on secession, then they went home.
This is over. Ukraine cannot hold on to Crimea. Its armed forces are in disarray.
Volodymyr Konstantinov wants a referendum on more autonomy (Putin wants more territory)
This is a replay of Georgia
A replay of what happened in Georgia
I doubt there’ll be a single shot fired.
Capitulating in advance?
Whoda thunk Egypt would produce the most functional coup in recent memory?
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.
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.
People seem to forget that a good many Ukrainians are ethnic Russians who have been there for generations.
It will be interesting to see where Israel lines up on this crisis, especially if the puppet fascists in Kiev start a pogrom.
>>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.
>>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.
Thanks for the info. I would have used mine by now.
Ethnic Russians make up 17% of the population of Ukraine.
That's not "a good many".
17% is a considerable number in a nation of nearly 45 million.
The Khmer Rouge killed “only” 20% of the Cambodians.
“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.
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.
I don't think that's correct.
>>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.
LOL yeah that’s it keep speaking.
Ping me when you post something that isn’t nonsense.
A little less than 75% of parliament voted for impeachment.
And you can ping me when you sober up. LOL
>>A little less than 75% of parliament voted for impeachment.<<
And what? How is it relevant in terms of demographics?
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.
I never said that it was.
As I said previously when you are thru posting nonsense give me a ping.
I would think that the people are or should be arming as fast as they can.