Skip to comments.Russia invades Crimea to 'protect its Black Sea naval fleet' as Ukraine tensions soar
Posted on 02/28/2014 5:30:29 PM PST by BurningOak
Tension in the Crimea grew tonight as the Russian government finally confirmed it had sent soldiers into the troubled region.
Ukraines interim leadership denounced the armed intervention on its southern territory a key strategic area where Russias Black Sea naval fleet is still based.
Reports claimed 2,000 Russian soldiers had landed in the region, while armed militia carrying Russian flags earlier seized the international airport near the Crimean capital Simferopol and a military base close to Sevastopol.
Unconfirmed reports emerged suggesting that a convoy of armoured vehicles was moving towards Simferopol.
Roads to the airport were also blocked by unidentified troops.
Ukraines acting president Oleksandr Turchynov accused Russia of trying to provoke Kiev into armed conflict.
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Putin does not screw around. We got a real Soviet despot on our hands.
‘Ukraines interim leadership denounced the armed intervention on its southern territory’
They have essentially ceded the territory with this statement. Calling it an ‘intervention’ is the clue
Czar Vladimir the Belligerent
I wonder how Obi is enjoying this “3:00 AM phone call”
Hasn’t he heard? “There will be consequences”.
Oh, stop it. Someone presently will be by to post photos of Vlad bare-chested. Get with the program.
Sudetan Russians stirring it up. Barack Chamberlain and Lord Kerry are hard at work.
Ah, but CNN said it wasn’t an invasion. It was an uncontested arrival.
Is it time already for another war that has nothing whatsoever to do with defending America.
George Washington was so correct when he said to stay away from “entangling alliances”. They are used by those that use manipulation and deception to involve us in stuff that is none of our business. It makes Americans poorer and indebted, and the profiteers rich.
Our government fails to defend America as the banksters and elites and commie libs manipulate their media to support our invasion. Our country is filled with traitors that keep us divided and poorer.
well they had better not use any chemical weapons...or else.
Soviet, no. Russian, yes.
Russia was usually an aggressive player in the great power game, and Putin is a Tsar that likes his chances.
They will annex the Crimea.
The spot to watch is Perekop. Thats the narrow penninsula thats the gateway to the Crimea. If the Russians have it, the Ukraine will never get it back.
Obama will respond vigorously if...
the Ukrainians don’t welcome and respect the rights- to free food, shelter and voting- of these immigrants.
Why this remind me or 1990s breakup of Yugoslaiva
George Washington warned us about entangling alliances shortly after he signed a treaty with France.
hearing this obama went out to play golf, an re-affrm that no one must be allowed to slander the prophet of islam. and all you christians sign up for obamacare and pay your jizya taxes. or don’t and pay your jizya penalty.
I can just hear Putin saying that “this is how real communism works”, rather than the classroom studies of the petulant man-boy.
“Is it time already for another war that has nothing whatsoever to do with defending America.”
A resurgent Soviet Union is not something to be ignored. Do we really have to wait for him to take Poland? Isolationism is BS, we would all be typing this in German/Japanese if previous generations took no interest in outside world.
Putin literally has Carte Blanche.
Oh, not to worry, O’bummer will intervene and his supporters, the anti-war protesters will volunteer.