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Ukrainian Leader Declares Crimea Referendum an Illegal Farce
Reuters ^ | March 6, 2014 | Staff

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: crimea; putin; ukriane
Illegal Farce? That's the singularly sole realm of the Obama Administration protected under copyright law.

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.

1 posted on 03/06/2014 10:09:03 AM PST by lbryce
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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.


2 posted on 03/06/2014 10:14:53 AM PST by PaulCruz2016
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To: lbryce

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.


3 posted on 03/06/2014 10:22:03 AM PST by Truth29
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To: lbryce
I'm Alice and this is Wonderland. Violent overthrow of a government is legal. Voting to determine a direction is illegal. Russia is defending voting. The US is defending thugs who were burning their beautiful city.

This is the same US gov that arrested veterans for the crime of demanding entrance to their memorials.

4 posted on 03/06/2014 10:25:56 AM PST by grania
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To: lbryce

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.


5 posted on 03/06/2014 10:27:29 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: lbryce

Well, technically the acting President is in power through and illegal act...so what matter is his voice?


6 posted on 03/06/2014 10:48:11 AM PST by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: Truth29
A peaceful separation something like the Czech Republic and Slovakia would be a better alternative than an armed conflict over either part of Ukraine

That principle applies to America, too. I wish we could get a referendum.

7 posted on 03/06/2014 12:18:26 PM PST by Defiant (Let the Tea Party win, and we will declare peace on the American people and go home.)
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To: lbryce

Well then that’s two farces. The first was overthrowing their constitutionally elected president (while Russia was hosting the Olympics).


8 posted on 03/06/2014 12:20:51 PM PST by McGruff (Don't worry. John Kerry is in charge.)
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