Skip to comments.Ukrainian Leader Declares Crimea Referendum an Illegal Farce
Posted on 03/06/2014 10:09:03 AM PST by lbryce
Ukraine's acting president said on Thursday a referendum planned by the pro-Moscow parliament in Crimea on joining Russia was illegitimate, and declared it a farce and crime organized by the Russian military.
In a short televised address, Oleksander Turchinov said the Ukrainian parliament would start procedures to dismiss the Crimean assembly and block the referendum.
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Reports are that Reuters will be hit with a copyright infringement lawsuit on the unauthorized use of the term Illegal Farce for use for other than the Obama Administration.
Governments throughout history have always demonized those that seek to separate or secede from them, and form a government more in tune with their beliefs. If they people of a certain region do not get along with the other part, say Iraq or Libya or Ukraine, why does it matter if they split up? Other than the national government not wanting the embarrassment, loss of land and tax money, etc.
A peaceful separation something like the Czech Republic and Slovakia would be a better alternative than an armed conflict over either part of Ukraine, plus the interim Ukranian government is also open to charges that it is not legitimate.
This is the same US gov that arrested veterans for the crime of demanding entrance to their memorials.
The Kiev authorities know their act is just a rhetorical gesture but its one bound to backfire. If anything, it makes Crimea even more determined to leave Ukraine.
And they’re playing right into Russia’s hands. Lock, game and match.
Well, technically the acting President is in power through and illegal act...so what matter is his voice?
That principle applies to America, too. I wish we could get a referendum.
Well then that’s two farces. The first was overthrowing their constitutionally elected president (while Russia was hosting the Olympics).