Skip to comments.Russian forces expand control of Crimea
Posted on 03/03/2014 9:43:56 PM PST by Arthurio
SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine The embattled government in Kiev said Monday night that Russian forces had dramatically escalated the standoff between the two nations by giving Ukraines army and navy in Crimea a blunt ultimatum: Pledge allegiance to the regions new pro-Russia leadership or be forced by Russia to submit.
A spokesman for the Russian Black Sea Fleet, which is berthed in the Crimean port of Sevastopol, denied that a threat had been made, and the Russian Defense Ministry called the accusation utter nonsense. But as Russian troops and warships surrounded Ukrainian security installations throughout the autonomous Crimean Peninsula, it was clear that Ukrainian forces believed they faced an imminent threat even though no shot had been fired.
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Putin has secured Crimea and has no further territorial ambitions. Until he does.
Herr Hitler claimed the same.
Fluency in German would help.
As far as I can see, there is no vital US interest at stake in this matter. and, furthermore, as the world is fond of telling us, we are not the world’s police. If the world has a problem with Putin, the world can deal with him. Me, I’m still more worried about Obama than Putin.
Let’s not mince words. He’s made them an offer they can’t refuse.