Skip to comments.Russia's Medvedev Predicts 'New Revolution, New Bloodshed' [Obama Issues Strong Warning!]
Posted on 03/02/2014 3:33:08 PM PST by Steelfish
Russia's Medvedev Predicts 'New Revolution, New Bloodshed' MOSCOW Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Sunday that Ukraine's leaders had seized power illegally, and predicted their rule would end with "a new revolution [and] new bloodshed."
Medvedev said that, while Viktor Yanukovych had practically no authority, he remained the legitimate head of state according the constitution, adding: "If he is guilty before Ukraine - hold an impeachment procedure ... and try him."
"Everything else is lawlessness. The seizure of power," Medvedev said on his Facebook page. "And that means such order will be extremely unstable. It will end in a new revolution. New bloodshed."
The remarks were part of a series of Russian statements attacking the legitimacy of the pro-Western government that has been formed since Yanukovych fled Kiev more than a week ago. He surfaced on Friday in Russia.
Russian President Vladimir Putin obtained consent from the Kremlin-controlled parliament on Saturday to send the Russian military into Ukraine if he wishes, citing the need to protect Russian citizens and Russian-speakers in the neighboring state.
"Russia is ready to develop multi-faceted, respectful relations with brotherly Ukraine mutually beneficial and effective relations," Medvedev said.
"But Ukraine for us is not a group of people who, pouring blood on the Maidan (Kiev's main square), seized power in violation of the constitution and other state laws."
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Are we at DEFCOM “My-Media-Minions-Will-Call-You-A-Racist!”, yet?
Farcebook diplomacy - We’re screwed!
Send in Obama to save the day.
He’s quite right. They did not impeach him according to their own Constitution. They seized power. It was a coup and this new dude is not the legitimate leader of the country.
What is this red line number 2 for mac daddy? Have no fear there are many, many, many more red lines to follow.
So Medved is on the side of McCain and whoever else funded the revoutionaries ?
Honestly the currently leader got in office by coup and they act upset becauset he next coup is illegitimate ?
They are just upset they backed a clown without enough ability to control power once he was installed.
The Parliament overwhelmingly voted him out of office and the measure was introduced by a member of his own party. Elections are scheduled for May. This is not a coup, but rather, a vote of no confidence.
To which Obama says: Awesome I like bloodshed, now back to playing golf with my homo buddy Reggie
Bubba was impeached but declared not guilty by vote of the Senate and therefore remained President.
“The Parliament overwhelmingly voted him out of office and the measure was introduced by a member of his own party. Elections are scheduled for May. This is not a coup, but rather, a vote of no confidence.
to bad our congress has no such balls.....
But... But ... Remember the “coup” in Hondouras? It’s all so confusing.
Yanukovych has taken several steps that appear to undermine his own faith in his presidential legitimacy -- among them, abandoning his office and recording an official statement of resignation.
According to the terms of an EU-brokered peace deal finalized on February 21, Yanukovych was due to sign a measure returning Ukraine to its 2004 constitution. (In 2010, Yanukovych restored the country's 1996 constitution, which hands greater power to the presidency.
The 1996 and the 2004 constitutions are uniform when it comes to the reasons for removing a president, with Article 111 stating the parliament has the right to initiate a procedure of impeachment "if he commits treason or other crime."
He was fraudulently elected.
The protestors were peaceful until fired upon.
Ukrainian parliament did impeach him.
Please stop posting things that aren’t true.
Soros has big bet on the market going down.
Someone bought a lot of VIX calls last week. Probably a hedge fund guy but who knows. Maybe Putin ;-)
China PMI is down from last month but above expectations.
Futures down 16 right now.
He deserted, Medvdev, he ran like a little girl who saw a monster
No, he deserted
He’s wasn’t a president, he was the prime minister of a parliament who can be removed by a vote. And he was. He fled to avoid prosecution for his involvement in the death of protesters.
Stop parroting Soviet Life and Vlad Posner’s crap.
No! Send Al Sharpton!
That wasn’t a coup. The president tried to take an extra term, which is forbidden by the constitution, and the judges ruled him invalid.
Seems to me legitimacy is determined from the barrel of a gun...The American Army in 1776 was not legit either...You are arguing semantics while freedom languishes...
Russia has plenty of experience with revolution. They seldom lead to a liberal democracy. History shows us they all too often end up in a different and more brutal form of tyranny. The democratic West makes light of it but for Russia its not an abstract history lesson.
That is exactly why this crisis has become more dangerous. And the danger will not lessen whether or not Russia refrains from further intervention in the future. Ukraine is a facing a situation from which no one benefits. We would all like a peaceful outcome to the current crisis. Which does not seem possible at the moment.
The Ukraine has the 21st strongest military in the world. No nuclear weapons and a limited navy, but still if this escalates beyond Crimea, it could get bloody for both sides very quickly. http://www.globalfirepower.com/country-military-strength-detail.asp?country_id=Ukraine
Obama tells Putin if you like Ukraine you can keep Ukraine
I see you are a Putin apologist. That is what I see.
The army is divided down the middle like the country. Half of it simply will not fight Russia.
Ukrainian nationalists are living in a fantasy world where they pretend they don’t have to take Russian interests into account.
And Moscow has demonstrated very clearly it can take the country apart piece by piece by piece if they don’t play ball. The reality of the relationship between Moscow and Kiev has yet to sink in with Kiev’s new rulers.
Obama stood by the ousted president of Honduras, so why doesn't he stand by this ousted president?
Exactly my point. Notice the “exclamation” points. ;-)