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Posted on 03/03/2014 7:32:11 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Ukraine: Russia Delivers 'Assault Storm' Deadline
3:23pm UK, Monday 03 March 2014
Russia's fleet has given Ukrainian forces in Crimea until 3am to surrender or face a military assault, according to Interfax.
The ultimatum, from the commander of Russia's Black Sea Fleet Alexander Vitko, has a base in Crimea where Russian forces are now in control.
According to the agency, it reads: "If they do not surrender before 5am (3am GMT) tomorrow, a real assault will be started against units and divisions of the armed forces across Crimea."
It comes as Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev discussed the situation in Ukraine with US Vice President Joe Biden by telephone on Monday.
Mr Medvedev "declared that it is necessary to protect the interests of all Ukrainian citizens, including residents of Crimea, and citizens of Russia who are located in Ukraine......
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Ukraine: Russia Delivers ‘Assault Storm’ Deadline
So, it’s late August of 1939 and the the Ukraine is the new Poland.
Hello crude oil prices!
It would be very foolish for the Russians to start shooting. The population of the Crimea supports them and time is on their side. The West is powerless to intervene despite the paranoid fantasies of Russian military commanders.
From high oil prices to fund the Russian military, to regulations to cripple our economy, to crushing military readiness, Democrats have never failed to prop up America's enemies.
15:15:BREAKING NEWS Russia's Black Sea Fleet has given Ukrainian forces in Crimea until 5:00 local time (03:00 GMT) on Tuesday to surrender or face an all-out assault, according to Ukrainian defence ministry sources quoted by Interfax-Ukraine news agency. "If by 5am tomorrow morning they do not surrender a real assault will begin on units and sections of the Ukrainian armed forces all over Crimea," defence ministry officials are quoted as saying. So far there is no further confirmation of the ultimatum from other sources.
Russian ship (R) issuing ultimatum to Ukrainian ship (L) to defect or else they will take action. #Sevastopol pic.twitter.com/I6QqwxaMT9
Perhaps the Crimea is just a pretext for something more?
Remember that Teddy Kennedy asked for Soviet help to defeat Ronald Regan.
“It comes as Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev discussed the situation in Ukraine with US Vice President Joe Biden by telephone on Monday. “
Oh... to have been a fly on the wall.
A source in the Ukrainian defence ministry has told the Guardians, Shaun Walker, in Crimea, that he has heard nothing about an ultimatum that has reportedly been posed to Ukrainian forces in the region to surrender before 3am GMT or face an assault. Shaun writes:
He is not that senior but says hes on a base right now and neither he nor the base commanders have heard anything of the sort. He said: Its probably another red herring to stir up trouble.
“It comes as Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev discussed the situation in Ukraine with US Vice President Joe Biden by telephone on Monday”
Did anyone tell Biden whom he was talking to on the phone??
Did Medvidev say to Biden, tell Barack we have discussed what he proposed through me to Vlady some time ago, and Vlady says OK, I got your message??
Did the Russian Foreign Minister mention why he was talking to Biden rather than our Secretary of State, you know, our diplomat??
Did Biden say, this is another of the S..t jobs I get.
Inquiring minds would like to know.
Agreed. Russia has Crimea. The Ukrainian forces there pose no threat.
I bet that went well........................
Shaun Walker corrects: I take that back, it was Ukrainian Interfax not Russian. So let’s not dismiss it fully yet. But I remain v sceptical http://interfax.com.ua/news/general/194107.html
Also, it seems to be coming from Russian interfax, quoting Ukrainian Interior Ministry. That should ring some alarm bells, folks.
9:38 AM - 3 Mar 2014
The absolute stupidity of man on full display. The military buildups of the early 20th century, triggered by Archduke Ferdinand’s assassination, led to “The War To End All Wars”. It didn’t.
Not content with one folly, Germany and Japan and Italy violated the Versailles Treaty with impunity and the Western World cowered before madmen. This time we’d get it right because of all the terrible new weapons. We didn’t.
The traitors in government turned to unwinnable wars - Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan - to bleed us dry and reduce our military strength.
So now we come to defend Ukraine and Israel. And we will make the same mistakes. And there will much bloodshed.
Until the next time.
It’s a good thing the Russians have a fresh coat of paint on their ships ,otherwise they would fall apart
The ministry did not immediately confirm the report and there was no immediate comment by the Black Sea Fleet, which has a base in Crimea, where Russian forces are in control. “If they do not surrender before 5 a.m. tomorrow, a real assault will be started against units and divisions of the armed forces across Crimea,” the agency quoted the ministry source as saying.
just now Al Jazeera now carrying the following quotes on the Interfax ‘ultimatum story’:
Russia’s Black Sea Fleet has told Ukrainian forces in Crimea to surrender by 0300 GMT on Tuesday or face a military assault, Interfax news agency quoted a source in the Ukrainian Defence Ministry as saying. The ultimatum, Interfax said, was issued by Alexander Vitko, the fleet’s commander...
This is a big effing deal!