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Ukraine Braces for War With Russia
Newsmax ^ | 3-1-14

Posted on 03/02/2014 4:16:15 AM PST by kingattax

KIEV — Russian President Vladimir Putin demanded and won his parliament's approval on Saturday to invade Ukraine, where the new government warned of war, put its troops on high alert and appealed to NATO for help.

Putin's open assertion of the right to send troops to a country of 46 million people on the ramparts of central Europe creates the biggest confrontation between Russia and the West since the Cold War.

Troops with no insignia on their uniforms but clearly Russian — some in vehicles with Russian number plates - have already seized Crimea, an isolated peninsula in the Black Sea where Moscow has a large military presence in the headquarters of its Black Sea Fleet. Kiev's new authorities have been powerless to stop them.

The United States said Russia was in clear violation of Ukrainian sovereignty and called on Moscow to withdraw its forces back to bases in Crimea. It also urged the deployment of international monitors to Ukraine.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk, leading a government that took power after Moscow's ally Viktor Yanukovich fled a week ago, said Russian military action "would be the beginning of war and the end of any relations between Ukraine and Russia".

Acting President Oleksander Turchinov ordered troops to be placed on high combat alert. Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsya said he had met European and U.S. officials and sent a request to NATO to "examine all possibilities to protect the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine".

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: oldnews; putin; russia; ukraine; viktoryanukovich; yuliatymoshenko

1 posted on 03/02/2014 4:16:15 AM PST by kingattax
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To: kingattax

The lesson we learn today is:

When you topple a murderous tyrant from power, don’t allow him to load trucks with ill gotten loot and drive away.


2 posted on 03/02/2014 4:35:08 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: kingattax

bump


3 posted on 03/02/2014 4:37:32 AM PST by foreverfree
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To: kingattax

It is not our war. Period.


4 posted on 03/02/2014 4:39:26 AM PST by JustTheTruth
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To: kingattax

The Presidents failures in Iran, Libia, Syria, Egypt and Afganastan have shown Putin that his downsizing of the military are total surrender. We will get nothing but lip service and lies from this president as he continues to disassemble and destroy the country that he hates.


5 posted on 03/02/2014 4:41:19 AM PST by paguch
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To: kingattax

“a country of 46 million people”

44 million people.
The two millions of Crimea people just left the building, moved out.


6 posted on 03/02/2014 4:43:44 AM PST by Marguerite ( When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: kingattax
Ben Affleck meets with John Kerry at State Department
7 posted on 03/02/2014 4:45:44 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: JustTheTruth

> It is not our war. Period.

But it’s Soros’ (the true Anti-Christ) war and his puppet has to do what he’s told.


8 posted on 03/02/2014 4:53:04 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: All
"The two millions of Crimea people just left the (Ukraine) building"

Pro-Russia demonstrators wave Russian flags in Simferopol, Crimea


9 posted on 03/02/2014 4:55:58 AM PST by Marguerite ( When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: kingattax

Confrontation? There is no confrontation.


10 posted on 03/02/2014 5:01:53 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: kingattax
Ukraine Braces for War With Russia

I will be very, very surprised if this is still going on in a week.

11 posted on 03/02/2014 5:03:01 AM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: paguch

Taiwan. Senkakyus. Paracels. South China Sea. Perhaps the 38th Parallel is no longer the barrier it was last week. The go ahead has been given by the President of the United States.


12 posted on 03/02/2014 5:03:50 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: kingattax

The real lesson is Russia is not willing to countenance a hostile Ukraine on its borders. Its going to nip it in the bud and send any one else tempted to mess around with Russia a sharp warning.

Russia doesn’t want Kiev’s affection; only its obedience.


13 posted on 03/02/2014 5:04:43 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: arthurus
Taiwan. Senkakyus. Paracels. South China Sea. Perhaps the 38th Parallel is no longer the barrier it was last week.

Therein lies the real and present danger.

14 posted on 03/02/2014 5:09:09 AM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: goldstategop

If we step back a few hundred years, there were vassals. The vassals paid homage to the hegemonic king.

That is my view. Putin is creating a vassal


15 posted on 03/02/2014 5:14:28 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
When you topple a murderous tyrant from power, don’t allow him to load trucks with ill gotten loot and drive away. We have not been able to learn that lesson for at least 70 years now. Sort of makes you wonder if all this is manipulated decades ahead of time.
16 posted on 03/02/2014 5:30:04 AM PST by SisterK (behold a pale horse)
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To: goldstategop

And so ends the idiotic American “neo-conservative” pipe-dream in Eastern Europe.


17 posted on 03/02/2014 5:33:11 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: goldstategop

Can’t imagine that Putin will launch a major attack on western Ukraine. Maybe the Eastern half that is sort of Pro-Russian—maybe he will back a restoration of the elected government—or just slice off what he wants. What can the uS do? Zip. Our Troops in Kabul use Russian airbases to gather supplies—Putin could cut them off. He could keep USA out of the space station—we can’t launch men into space anymore. What about western Europes Natural Gas—he could cut them off. If war comes—who will fight for Ukraine? Will the Poles, I don’t think so? The Slovaks? The Romanians? Will the Turks? Not our war. Its really too bad for Ukraine let us hope for the best and cool things down—Let the Bear take Criemea and hope that will be all.


18 posted on 03/02/2014 6:40:24 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: arthurus

For sure. At most there will be a few folks unfriending putin on facebook.....


19 posted on 03/02/2014 6:51:28 AM PST by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: Alberta's Child

Not everyone is in the comfortable Canadian position to hide behind America and shoot their worthless mouth off.


20 posted on 03/02/2014 7:25:33 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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21 posted on 03/02/2014 7:30:44 AM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: kingattax

How many Russian gas lines run through the Ukraine ? Putin can’t let them have control.


22 posted on 03/02/2014 8:02:29 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Jim Noble
I will be very, very surprised if this is still going on in a week.

The Russians expected a short war in Afghanistan. They were wrong.

23 posted on 03/02/2014 8:02:52 AM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Vaduz
This many:


24 posted on 03/02/2014 8:38:25 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Zhang Fei
The Russians expected a short war in Afghanistan. They were wrong

Well, as they say, that's why they play the games.

I may be wrong, of course.

25 posted on 03/02/2014 9:28:11 AM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: jsanders2001; JustTheTruth

> It is not our war. Period.

But it’s Soros’ (the true Anti-Christ) war and his puppet has to do what he’s told.

Exactly.

Soros and his anti-Christian friends want a repeat of WWII with another 30 million Christian brothers and sisters killed.

I’m sure the illegal alien at the white hut is plotting on how to accomplish this.


26 posted on 03/02/2014 9:40:00 AM PST by Finalmente
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To: Finalmente

He’s not plotting anything; effective plotting requires competence.

He’s just doing what he’s told.

Enthusiastically doing what he’s told.


27 posted on 03/02/2014 9:55:38 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
Can’t imagine that Putin will launch a major attack on western Ukraine.

Depends on if he wants Poland or not. Moving into Western Ukraine will cause a massive refugee movement into Poland. That would cause the polish to enter the situation.

28 posted on 03/02/2014 12:04:17 PM PST by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

??


29 posted on 03/02/2014 8:57:01 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: justa-hairyape

The Poles wont dare to provoke the Russian Bear. Been there, done that.


30 posted on 03/02/2014 9:13:03 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: DuncanWaring

Good map no wonder he wants the country.


31 posted on 03/03/2014 6:43:44 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Alberta's Child
And so ends the idiotic American “neo-conservative” pipe-dream in Eastern Europe.

Tune in next week...I'm sure they'll be back at it again. Like termites.

32 posted on 03/03/2014 6:49:55 AM PST by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: kingattax

“Ukraine Braces for War With Russia”

Tough luck, Kiev putschists!

Breaking news for you:

The Ukrainian Air Force 240th tactical aviation brigade based near Sevastopol has pledged allegiance to the authorities of Crimea Autonomous Republic. It is manned by more than 800 troops and has almost 50 planes. Belbek Airport hosts 45 MiG-29 fighter jets.

Among others pledging allegiance to Crimea is Rear admiral Denis Berezovsky, who was appointed by Kiev last week as chief of the Ukrainian Navy, but swore to serve the people of Crimea on Monday.


33 posted on 03/03/2014 6:56:17 AM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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Crimea’s deputy prime minister, Rustam Temirgaliev, announced that the Ukrainian armed forces have all but surrendered their military capabilities and that no active units remain in Crimea.

“I believe that this day will go down in history of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea as the day that all law enforcement agencies were established in the autonomy,” the region’s Prime Minister Sergey Aksyonov announced.


34 posted on 03/03/2014 7:01:35 AM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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