Skip to comments.Russian Legislators Present Bill to Facilitate Annexation of Ukrainian Crimea
Posted on 02/28/2014 10:24:50 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Members of the strongly pro-Putin Just Russia Party are introducing a bill in the Duma that would make it easier for Russia to annex territories that vote to join the nation. According to the drafters of the bill, the objective would be to "lend a hand" to pro-Russian forces in Ukraine.
According to the UK Telegraph, Just Russia Party second-in-command Mikhail Yemelyanov introduced a bill today that would allow any territory that has a referendum vote or passes a law in their local legislatures indicating a desire to be a part of Russia to become an official territory of the Russian Federation. This would eliminate the requirement that the nation currently calling the territory part of their sovereign land must agree to hand that territory over to Russia.
The bill would make it possible for the Parliament of Crimea, a Ukrainian territory in the South populated heavily by ethnic Russians, to become a part of Russia by simply passing a law or a referendum vote.
According to Venezuelan newspaper El Universal, the Just Russia Party is not being coy about the move being a direct attempt to annex parts of Ukraine. "With this law," said party leader Vladimir Vassilyev, "we are lending a hand to help our friends in Ukraine." Vassilyev is a co-sponsor of the bill, and added that Crimea "keeps their destiny in their own hands" even if the bill is passed....
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This will be over before Ozoomba gets his head out of his posterior. Or Reggie’s.
After Obama set up his “RESET” and “SOFTPOWER” doctrines, the Russians (and the rest of America's enemies)knew that they had a free hand in the world.
No surprises here, very sad and very dangerous.
NOBODY CAN RELY ON THE US NOW...for anything.
National sovereignty means nothing if your neighbor is Russia
Russians just want a little breathing room. That’s all. Uncle Vlad promises he won’t invade anymore countries after this. KGB’s Honor
Well, they do “let” the affected Ukranians vote or have legislators approve the annexation. And there are sections of the Ukraine that are pro-Russia. Seems like dividing the Ukraine might be good for Ukranians on both sides. (Sometimes I wonder whether it would be better to divide America into the pro-freedom states and the FSA states.)
We aren’t really divided by state lines though, in many places anyways
Breathing room, lot of that in Siberia
Next stop the Donbas.
Next, maybe, Belorussia.
The is no sovereignty in the EU, you can run from boarder to boarder in Europe no questions asked. Also the cold war is over and NATO should have been dismantled when the wall came down. The WARSAW PACT was dismantled. So in a real sense, the Russians feel like the NATO push to their boarder is not viable.
Ukraine was not in the EU
And individual rights mean nothing when Ukrainian Right Sector Nazis march down your street.
I’m talking about all the ass clowns that think want the EU to be the savior of the Ukraine. It is easy to see what is happening. All the Money that he EU wants from the IMF and the UK and the US. Just another country for them to destroy with their social agenda.
The threat in America is on both sides with our elections being stolen, our Bill of Rights being trampled, our Constitution becoming a relic, our national debt out of control, our Congress dysfunctional, and our chief executive becoming a tyrant.
We ought to think about why ethnic Russians in Ukraine might vote to align themselves with an autocracy or, perhaps better said, a thugocracy, in Russia with its manifest and concommonant loss of human rights rather than align themselves with a benign if imperfect European Union? Perhaps the same analysis would lead to the same conclusions if we considered why the African American "community" does the same thing.
Israel should annex the west Jordon river.
Hardly a threat...we are already here...
I think that’s the outcome and, honestly, why shouldn’t it be? If parts of the Ukraine want to remain close to Russia and the population deems it so via the vote then so be it. Of course you may have to wonder about fraud but we do know that large parts of the country are Russian speaking and were not interested in this latest interior political strife.
Plenty of stories over the last few years about parts of Colorado or California wanting to do that exact thing and it’s largely promoted here.