Skip to comments.Russian upper house approves use of force in Ukraine
Posted on 03/01/2014 7:10:27 AM PST by maggief
Simferopol, Ukraine (CNN) -- [Breaking News Update, 10:02 a.m. ET] (CNN) -- Russia's upper house of parliament voted Saturday to approve the use of military force in Ukraine. The vote was unanimous.
[Original Story, published 9:23 a.m. ET]
(CNN) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has asked the upper house of parliament for approval to send Russian troops into Ukraine's Crimea region to normalize the political situation there, the Kremlin said Saturday.
Due to the "extraordinary situation in Ukraine," Putin said, there are threats to the lives of Russian citizens and Russian military personnel based in the southern Crimean region.
It comes on the same day that the new pro-Russian leader of Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov, asked Putin for help in maintaining peace in the Black Sea peninsula -- where Russia has a major naval base at Sevastopol.
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Very interesting. Thanks for posting, maggief.
What say our House/line-drawer-in-chief?
let me be clear...
I will draw another line!
Reggie ... Reggie! where’d you go? come out, come out where ever you are my little love muffin !
The Bear is about to bloody the nose of the EU, and Obama.
What does Victoria FEU Nuland have to say? And John F’n Kerry?
Ruh Roo! Didn’t the “lyin’ king” “WARN” Putin to stay out or else? I bet Putin’s crapin’ his britches worried about obie and the pre WWII military threat.
Probably ignore it as nuttin’ to worry about & have another video done of himself & Biden running through the halls of the WH followed by a glass of koolaid...errrrrr water!
Venezuelans dying in the streets?
More people becoming uninsured under ObamaCare?
What important American/Global issue is on the mind of the docile American sheeple?
(end of sarcastic rant)
What exactly do people expect Obama to do ? Engage in a military confrontation with Russia, a nuclear power, in its own backyard ? NATO could barely handle Libya without the U.S.
The second it happens, China makes it move in East Asia.
No expectations of KingHussein. He’ll do whatever HE wants.
A formation, in some manner, of a new Soviet Union, just getting cranked up.
That’s just King Fubo showing off his flexibility.
And now a word from the United Nations: *crickets*
“That’s the good thing as a president, I can do whatever I want,” Obama quipped while visiting Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s home in Charlottesville, Va., with French President Francois Hollande.
“DON’T CALL MY BLUFF!” Thus sayeth the high and mighty Barack Hussein Obama—Peace be upon him.
This is Putin’s favorite pretext - a pro Moscow local leader asks for “fraternal assistance” and Moscow obliges.
Today the Kremlin is doing it is not for Communist ideology but out of good fashioned national pride.
And with a 70% approval rating in Russia, Putin can do whatever he wants coming off a very successful Olympics. That’s why he’s such a masterful politician.
Maybe they should just politely ask the people that are burning down their cities and assaulting peace officers to behave. Using force to control violent people seems so violent.
That’s not an answer. What should he do ? You can’t be suggesting he start a war over something that doesn’t matter to the US but is a vital piece to Russia’s geopolitical interest. Russia isn’t going to back down, they can’t. US citizens could care less about Ukraine if it comes down to affecting them.