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Ukraine mobilises its forces for war
Irish Examiner ^ | 03/01/2014 | By Natalia Zinets and Alissa de Carbonnel Kiev/Balaclava

Posted on 03/02/2014 5:34:31 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Ukraine mobilised for war yesterday after Russian president Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade, creating the biggest confrontation between Moscow and the West since the Cold War.

“This is not a threat: this is actually the declaration of war to my country,” said Ukraine’s prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, head of a pro-Western government that took power when Russian ally Viktor Yanukovych fled last week.

Putin obtained permission from his parliament on Saturday to use military force to protect Russian citizens in Ukraine.

Russian forces have already seized Crimea — an isolated Black Sea peninsula where Moscow has a naval base. Yesterday they surrounded several small Ukrainian military outposts there and demanded the Ukrainian troops disarm. Some refused, although no shots were fired.

Russia has staged war games with 150,000 troops along the land border, but so far they have not crossed.

Ukraine’s security council ordered the general staff to immediately put all armed forces on highest alert, the council’s secretary Andriy Parubiy announced.

The Defence Ministry was ordered to conduct a call-up of reserves — theoretically all men up to 40 in a country with universal male conscription, though Ukraine would struggle to find extra guns or uniforms for significant numbers of them.

(Excerpt) Read more at irishexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Russia
KEYWORDS: russia; ukraine
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1 posted on 03/02/2014 5:34:31 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

This is so stupid!


2 posted on 03/02/2014 5:43:21 PM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: SeekAndFind

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVESMxs4rbA


3 posted on 03/02/2014 5:47:22 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama tells Putin ‘if you like Ukraine you can keep Ukraine’


4 posted on 03/02/2014 6:08:48 PM PST by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 The land of entitlement for the 51% crowd.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Ukraine mobilised for war yesterday after Russian president Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade, creating the biggest confrontation between Moscow and the West since the Cold War.

Nobody has the *right* to invade.

Invasion by its very definition, precludes being a *right*

5 posted on 03/02/2014 6:39:22 PM PST by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith....)
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To: SeekAndFind

God I wish this man was president instead of the boy clown we have. Uncle Vlad wouldn’t dare go around violating the sovereignty of other countries if Bolton was in charge.


6 posted on 03/02/2014 6:44:38 PM PST by Red White and Blue patriot (USA all the way. Love it or Leave it. Putin = Hitler 2014)
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To: Red White and Blue patriot

Sorry. Wrong thread.


7 posted on 03/02/2014 6:46:00 PM PST by Red White and Blue patriot (USA all the way. Love it or Leave it. Putin = Hitler 2014)
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To: SeekAndFind

God be with these brave freedom fighters. Let them rip the Reds to shreds.


8 posted on 03/02/2014 6:50:50 PM PST by Red White and Blue patriot (USA all the way. Love it or Leave it. Putin = Hitler 2014)
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To: demshateGod

What do you mean?


9 posted on 03/02/2014 6:51:04 PM PST by Red White and Blue patriot (USA all the way. Love it or Leave it. Putin = Hitler 2014)
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To: Red White and Blue patriot

That this is turning into a cold war style showdown. If way had serious leadership this wouldn’t be happening. It didn’t need to be this way.


10 posted on 03/02/2014 7:12:43 PM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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Watch this. This will be like a fat kid in a knife fight. What a bloody mess this will be for 48 hours and then the Russians take all of Ukraine back. They won’t put up with these terrorist rebels 5 minutes.


11 posted on 03/02/2014 7:17:28 PM PST by SADMILLIE
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To: SeekAndFind

does Ukraine have a chance against Russia? More than Georgia did?


12 posted on 03/02/2014 7:51:21 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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A sovereign country with an army fighting an invasion are “terrorist rebels”?


13 posted on 03/02/2014 7:52:15 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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does Ukraine have a chance against Russia?

If Western Ukraine is threatened, whether NATO wants it or not, the Poles will step in.

14 posted on 03/02/2014 7:53:37 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: GeronL
does Ukraine have a chance against Russia? More than Georgia did?

Depends on where the last of their nukes are.

Besides the ones that were being "protected" in Benghazi, of course.

15 posted on 03/02/2014 8:05:30 PM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Red White and Blue patriot; All

We must pray for them!


16 posted on 03/02/2014 8:26:05 PM PST by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: GeronL
does Ukraine have a chance against Russia? More than Georgia did?

Yes, much bigger army, and lots of people willing to fight to the death, as we saw in the protests (even old ladies walking up and taking the peltings). The only problem is their arms, which aren't exactly up to par. You might see an Afghanistan situation develop if they are to win, assuming that they themselves have the will to make it reach that point (which I think they do). Either God steps in with a miracle and makes this short and sweet, or God steps in by bringing them military aid, or we're in for blood.

17 posted on 03/02/2014 8:29:30 PM PST by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: SeekAndFind

How does this happen? Just goes to show all the international organizations, all the flag lines, all the expensive buildings and get-togethers, mean absolutely nothing. The UN has changed nothing. We should stop wasting money on it.


18 posted on 03/02/2014 8:41:03 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: SADMILLIE
What a bloody mess this will be for 48 hours and then the Russians take all of Ukraine back.

They'll have to fight the Poles for it....They still consider Western Ukraine historically linked to Poland even if they don't desire to annex it.

19 posted on 03/02/2014 8:43:45 PM PST by dfwgator
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You mean the. invading bloodthirsting Russians !,
the Russians who murdered millions of Ukranians and Poles and Turks and Greeks
what terrorists !


20 posted on 03/02/2014 8:44:19 PM PST by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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