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Ukrainian sailors call out Putinís lies
The XX Committee ^ | March 4, 2014 | The XX Committee

Posted on 03/04/2014 9:54:42 PM PST by No One Special

This remarkable statement, in the form of an open letter, has appeared on the website of the Ukrainan Navy’s news website, Flot Ukrainyny; I am passing it on in toto, without comment, it speaks for itself:

An address by the command of the Sevastopol brigade of surface ships, and the crews of the Ukrainian Navy ships Slavutych and Ternopil to the international media:

We, sailors of the Ukrainian Navy, have listened attentively to the position and thoughts of the president of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, which he delivered during a news conference in Moscow on 4 March 2014.

Speaking to a Reuters journalist, the Russian president subtly displayed the skills of a diplomat in avoiding answering questions. But we are military people and, as it is known, we tend to speak and act directly, after diplomats exhaust their mutual arguments.

Proceeding from this, we think that we have the right to accuse the president of the Russian Federation of a baldfaced lie. A lie that concerns the direct participation of the Russian Armed Forces in the events which have been unfolding on the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol over the last few days and today too.

The Ukrainian Navy warships Ternopil and Slavutych, which are moored in Sevastopol Bay, are currently blocked by warships and vessels of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, and they are all carrying detachments of marines numbering up to a platoon. They are armed with automatic weapons and equipped accordingly.

Bearing in mind the remarks of Mr. Putin that such gear and equipment can be bought in any shop, we would like to seize the moment and ask which shop – as well as where one can purchase automatic weapons, pistols and grenade launchers in violation of Ukrainian legislation? We also would like to recall that no unit of the Ukrainian Armed Forces deployed in Crimea gave up even a single inch of the territory of their military bases or the weapons entrusted to them, let alone in such quantity, as all units remained faithful to the call of duty and their oath to the Ukrainian nation.

In response to all these insinuations, and the flows of mendacious information disseminated by dirty politicos and corrupt journalists, we – officers, warrant officers and sailors of the Ukrainian Navy – openly declare that we will honestly carry out our soldier’s duty till the end, we will defend our country and the Ukrainian people as we have been doing through all the years of independence, not for the sake of posts or salaries, but because this is our land and we cherish the lives of every person who lives on this land regardless of nationality.

Personnel of the brigade of surface ships,

4 March 2014

Sevastopol


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: eu; ukraine; ukrainecrisis
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1 posted on 03/04/2014 9:54:43 PM PST by No One Special
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To: No One Special

A delight to read.


2 posted on 03/04/2014 9:58:24 PM PST by Agog
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To: No One Special

nice..the disinformation is in full swing from Putin the conman commie


3 posted on 03/04/2014 9:59:02 PM PST by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: No One Special

That’s a pretty clear statement. Take that, Pooty!


4 posted on 03/04/2014 10:00:31 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: TigersEye

Meanwhile, John Kerry is still trying to learn how to spell “Ukraine.”


5 posted on 03/04/2014 10:03:49 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: No One Special

What do the fellas in Kamchatka think?


6 posted on 03/04/2014 10:04:30 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and is not afraid of the unlawful.)
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To: No One Special

Ukraine is one of our only sources of cheap ammo for American civilians at the moment.

Grab it now boys.


7 posted on 03/04/2014 10:07:44 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and is not afraid of the unlawful.)
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To: No One Special

Sweet. And nice job on the Slavutych today repelling borders.


8 posted on 03/04/2014 10:08:36 PM PST by Veristhorne (Just the Facts M'am, just the Facts)
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To: No One Special
маленькая девочка дирижирует хором))
9 posted on 03/04/2014 10:08:43 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: mylife
What do the fellas in Kamchatka think?

Come ooooonnnnn... Sixes!

-PJ

10 posted on 03/04/2014 10:09:19 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: No One Special

Well then, FIGHT.

Really. Georgia is tiny compared to Ukraine and they FOUGHT.
Ukraine was fighting a damn civil war in Kiev the other day but now.......

Fight or rollover. You have tens of thousands of veterans from Afghanistan. FIGHT. Don’t expect me to send you Yankee Dollars and Yankee Blood unless I see that you are will to not just talk the talk but WALK THE DAMN WALK.
FIGHT. YOUR COUNTRY HAS BEEN INVADED.....FIGHT.


11 posted on 03/04/2014 10:10:13 PM PST by TomasUSMC (FIGHT LIKE WW2, WIN LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Talented wee lad.


12 posted on 03/04/2014 10:10:53 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and is not afraid of the unlawful.)
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To: Army Air Corps
When the envoy met him at the airport he thought they were
making fun of him when they said "welcome to, you crane!"
13 posted on 03/04/2014 10:11:20 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Political Junkie Too
Ukraine is game to you?!!!
14 posted on 03/04/2014 10:12:35 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and is not afraid of the unlawful.)
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To: TigersEye

Did he remind them that he was in Viet Nam?


15 posted on 03/04/2014 10:13:06 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: mylife

Good point.


16 posted on 03/04/2014 10:13:25 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: No One Special

God bless, protect and guide the Ukrainians.


17 posted on 03/04/2014 10:14:08 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Jet Jaguar

This **** is a hot mess.


18 posted on 03/04/2014 10:15:42 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and is not afraid of the unlawful.)
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To: Army Air Corps
He opened his brief case a little and said
"wanna touch my magic hat? It saved me from a near fatal rice wound!"
19 posted on 03/04/2014 10:16:15 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: TigersEye

LOL!!!


20 posted on 03/04/2014 10:16:45 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and is not afraid of the unlawful.)
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