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Russia warns Ukraine over 'lawlessness' in east
AP ^ | 3/10/2014 | MARIA DANILOVA and JIM HEINTZ

Posted on 03/10/2014 8:20:07 AM PDT by McGruff

Russia's Foreign Ministry on Monday denounced alleged lawlessness by far-right activists in eastern Ukraine, a statement likely to trigger alarms in Ukraine about possible Russian intervention there.

Ukraine's foreign minister said Monday his country already feels like it's almost in a state of war after Russian forces took effective control of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula. A referendum has been called there for Sunday on whether the region should split off and seek to become part of Russia.

Pro-Russia sentiment is also high in Ukraine's east and there are fears Russia could seek to incorporate that area as well.

The Kremlin statement also claimed Russian citizens trying to enter Ukraine have been turned back at the border by Ukrainian officials.

On Sunday, a pro-Russian crowd in the eastern city of Luhansk occupied the regional government headquarters, raised the Russian tricolor and demanded the right to hold a referendum on joining Russia, like in Crimea.

In its Monday statement, the Russian Foreign Ministry said lawlessness "now rules in eastern regions of Ukraine as a result of the actions of fighters of the so-called 'Right Sector' with the full connivance" of Ukraine's new authorities.

Right Sector is a grouping of several far-right and nationalist factions. Its activists were among the most radical and confrontational of the demonstrators in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, and organized "self-defense" brigades for the protest camp

On Monday in Kiev, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Andrii Deshchytsya received his counterparts from Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, who had come to show support for Ukraine in what has turned into Europe's greatest geopolitical crisis since the end of the Cold War.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: crimea; putin; russia; ukraine
Not a good sign. Hope the Obama's had a nice weekend.
1 posted on 03/10/2014 8:20:07 AM PDT by McGruff
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To: McGruff

They had better watch out, or Obama will give them a stern speech.

That’ll show em/s


2 posted on 03/10/2014 8:21:57 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: McGruff

Now, comes the next invasion. Putinism is on the rise.


3 posted on 03/10/2014 8:25:00 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Free Ukraine. Free Venezuela. Free Syria. Free Iran. Free the USA.)
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To: elhombrelibre

‘zackly.
Pretext for a full invasion.


4 posted on 03/10/2014 8:25:43 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: McGruff

Obama and Putin are working together


5 posted on 03/10/2014 8:27:40 AM PDT by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: Red in Blue PA

It’s when he says “let me be clear” that our adversaries tremble in fear. /sarc


6 posted on 03/10/2014 8:30:05 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: molson209

I think you are right. There’s more acquiescence going on beneath the surface.

Obama is more than just weak; he’s facilitating the goals of our adversaries. With him, its all about weakening America which he clearly perceives as being too powerful and there in need of downsizing.


7 posted on 03/10/2014 8:35:27 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Then, he’ll claim he’s only there to protect them from Fascism. Some “FReepers” will applaud him for standing up to the Carter in the White House, as if that has anything to do with things.


8 posted on 03/10/2014 8:45:17 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Free Ukraine. Free Venezuela. Free Syria. Free Iran. Free the USA.)
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To: elhombrelibre

A WSJ columnist wrote last week that Putin had “Carterized” Obamma...


9 posted on 03/10/2014 8:48:48 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
"They had better watch out, or Obama will give them a stern speech."

Or hit them with his pink purse ...


10 posted on 03/10/2014 9:08:19 AM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: molson209

Barry is a Russian operative. Snowden now living in Russia is NO coincidence. Barry showed ‘flexibility’ and now Russia is the world’s superpower. Where did Barry’s parents meet? RUSSIAN LANGUAGE CLASS! Has anyone ever connected the dots here?


11 posted on 03/10/2014 9:12:49 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: McGruff

Right sector wears armbands with the Wolfsangel symbol. Happens to be the exact symbol for the 2nd SS division “Das Reich”. In the street they act like Nazis. Their man is the head of state security in the Ukrainian take over government.
There’s no way Putin would allow anyone who shows admiration for Nazis to take over a Russian speaking area that’s culturally Russian historically.


12 posted on 03/10/2014 9:16:40 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: McGruff

Pro-Russian crowd storms administrative building in Luhansk; Russian foreign minister accuses Ukrainian nationalists of creating lawlessness in the east.

Russia invades a country, Putin is nominated for the Peace prize. What a country!


13 posted on 03/10/2014 9:18:50 AM PDT by Ivan Mazepa
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To: DesertRhino
"Right sector wears armbands with the Wolfsangel symbol. Happens to be the exact symbol for the 2nd SS division “Das Reich”."

"Peacedul nazi protestors on Maidan Place, Kiev

Nazi movements are nothing new in Ukraine, US and EU couldn't say "they didn't know". Commemoration of Ukrainian SS Division in Lviv, West Ukraine 2012


14 posted on 03/10/2014 9:27:19 AM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: DesertRhino
"In the street they act like Nazis. Their man is the head of state security in the Ukrainian take over government."

More "peaceful demonstrators" in front of the city hall in Kiev, February 16, 2014


15 posted on 03/10/2014 9:34:46 AM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: DesertRhino
There are more nazis, Stalinists and Jew haters in Russia than anything that Ukraine has to offer.

Josef Zisels, chairman of the Association of Jewish Communities and Organizations of Ukraine (VAAD), and several other prominent Ukrainian Jews have written a letter accusing Russian President Vladimir Putin of exaggerating the plight of Russian-speaking citizens (including Jews) under the newly established Ukrainian government, as well as exaggerating the need to protect those citizens as an excuse for an armed incursion into Crimea...

“Your certainty of the growth of anti-Semitism in Ukraine also does not correspond to the actual facts,” they wrote. “They have tried to scare us (and are continuing their attempts) with ‘Bandera followers’ and ‘Fascists’ attempting to wrest away the helm of Ukrainian society, with imminent Jewish pogroms. Yes, we are well aware that the political opposition and the forces of social protests who have secured changes for the better are made up of different groups. They include nationalistic groups, but even the most marginal do not dare show antisemitism or other xenophobic behavior. And we certainly know that our very few nationalists are well-controlled by civil society and the new Ukrainian government—which is more than can be said for the Russian neo-Nazis, who are encouraged by your security services.”

http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/ukrainian-jewish-leaders-write-letter-criticizing-putin/2014/03/05/

16 posted on 03/10/2014 9:39:17 AM PDT by Ivan Mazepa
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To: Red in Blue PA
Obama will give them a stern speech.

I'm on it, bro:

17 posted on 03/10/2014 10:03:07 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Yes, and it’s very accurate. Nothing has done more to expose Obama’s lack of readiness to lead our great nation than how Putin has had his way with Obama, again and again. He’s even managed to get conservatives to cheer for a foreign despot. I blame Obama and his supporters due to their highly personalized attacks on conservatives and their use of police state tactics (using the IRS to spy on American conservatives). Obama has been one big shameful embarrassment and a determent to our way of life. Putin’s exploiting the dupes who cannot see through his insincere claptrap.


18 posted on 03/10/2014 10:04:40 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Free Ukraine. Free Venezuela. Free Syria. Free Iran. Free the USA.)
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To: Ivan Mazepa
There are more nazis, Stalinists and Jew haters in Russia than anything that Ukraine has to offer.

You are correct.

Folks, beware of the Putin propagandists.

19 posted on 03/10/2014 10:06:13 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: DesertRhino

“Their man is the head of state security in the Ukrainian take over government.”

No. That’s a internet rumor, but Ihor Tenyukh is not a member of Svoboda. The three posts that the right holds in the 21 seats in the Cabinet are that of Agriculture, Environment and Second Deputy Minister.

But with all your fear mongering about the imminent threat of Nazi takeover, did you know that the head of the government is a Ukrainian Jew? So much for Nazi domination of the government, unless you think that the Jews and Nazis are now working together somehow. (lol)


20 posted on 03/10/2014 10:26:52 AM PDT by Corporate Democrat
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To: McGruff

NATO will start AWACS reconnaissance flights over Poland and Romania to help monitor the crisis in Ukraine.


21 posted on 03/10/2014 10:29:20 AM PDT by Fennie
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To: Fennie

We need to send ships and planes—to monitor what is happening—Otherwise Putin may well drive all the way into Kiev—in a Great Patriotic War II maybe into Poland too!


22 posted on 03/10/2014 10:37:01 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Fennie

We need to send ships and planes—to monitor what is happening—Otherwise Putin may well drive all the way into Kiev—in a Great Patriotic War II maybe into Poland too!


23 posted on 03/10/2014 10:37:10 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: McGruff
'lawlessness' in east

Nothing's too good for the man who shot Liberty Valance.

24 posted on 03/10/2014 10:42:04 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Marguerite

I’ll take Nazis over Commies any day.


25 posted on 03/10/2014 11:04:45 AM PDT by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: DesertRhino

Stalin killed more Russians than Hitler. Why isn’t Putin anti-Stalin, too.


26 posted on 03/10/2014 11:19:48 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Free Ukraine. Free Venezuela. Free Syria. Free Iran. Free the USA.)
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To: McGruff

Russia is demanding the West pressure the regime to crack down on fascists.

If the situation continues to deteriorate, Russia will certainly intervene.

There is still time to arrive at a solution and Secretary Kerry has been invited to Moscow to reach an agreement on one.

A bad peace is still preferable to a good war.


27 posted on 03/10/2014 11:21:05 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Sam Gamgee

I’m sure you do.
I have already sided with the nazis.


28 posted on 03/10/2014 12:07:18 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: All
Correction

"I’m sure you do. (I) You have already sided with the nazis."

29 posted on 03/10/2014 12:15:55 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Sam Gamgee

There’s very little difference. Be careful what you wish for.


30 posted on 03/10/2014 12:38:41 PM PDT by KGeorge (Till we're together again, Gypsy girl. May 28, 1998- June 3, 2013)
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To: elhombrelibre

No.

Ukraine is cradle of Holocaust.
When Hitler invaded, half of Ukrainians joined up, rounded they fellow-Jews and murdered them...

Auschwitz is nothing compared to Ukraine.


31 posted on 03/10/2014 3:09:32 PM PDT by kronos77 (Kosovo is Serbian Jerusalem. No Serbia without Kosovo.)
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To: Sam Gamgee

Two different faces of the same coin. National German workers socialist party= Nazi=fascism.
What we have right here, just take out the word German and you have almost half of the democrat party.
Communism is pretty much the other half, ala Bernie Saunders and his brethren in congress.


32 posted on 03/10/2014 3:26:56 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: kronos77
No. Ukraine is cradle of Holocaust. When Hitler invaded, half of Ukrainians joined up, rounded they fellow-Jews and murdered them... Auschwitz is nothing compared to Ukraine.

Some individual Ukrainians helped Nazis and participated in the Holocaust and some individual Jews helped Stalin and participated in the Holodomor a decade earlier.

Most Jews did not help Stalin and most Ukrainians did not help Hitler.

4 Million ethnic Ukrainians in addition to the 1 million Ukrainian Jews were targeted for ethnic cleansing and exterminated by Hitler.

33 posted on 03/10/2014 5:14:10 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: kronos77

Actually, there were collaborators in every nation. I’ve read a lot on the subject and think you’re wrong to imply that Ukraine collaborated more than any other nation. The most Jews killed during the Holocaust were killed in Poland. It’s simply a fact. Ukraine was a victim three times in the 20th Century because it was caught between Hitler and Stalin. First, in 1933 when Stalin starved the Ukrainian peasantry so as to get their grain to sell to build factories. Hitler, initially, was considered a liberator, treated the Ukrainians as subhumans and murdered many of them, especially their intellectuals, just as he did in Poland. And finally, the Soviet army returned bringing more round ups, imprisonments, and murders. For the next forty plus years Ukraine lived under a Soviet sponsored police state called communism. Putin was already in the KGB - from 1975 till the Soviet Unions collapsed.


34 posted on 03/10/2014 10:09:51 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Free Ukraine. Free Venezuela. Free Syria. Free Iran. Free the USA.)
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To: molson209
"Obama and Putin are working together"

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They are both "flexing their flexibility"......?!

35 posted on 03/11/2014 8:25:55 AM PDT by hummingbird (Mark Levin and Article 5. Period.)
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To: Starboard
"Obama is more than just weak; he’s facilitating the goals of our adversaries."

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Obama trying to regroup USSR with Putin?

36 posted on 03/11/2014 8:29:59 AM PDT by hummingbird (Mark Levin and Article 5. Period.)
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To: CivilWarBrewing
"Where did Barry’s parents meet? RUSSIAN LANGUAGE CLASS! Has anyone ever connected the dots here?"

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Hadn't heard this. Very Interesting.

Every time you peel a little bit of the onion, there is something new that is weird about B. Hussein O.

37 posted on 03/11/2014 8:33:28 AM PDT by hummingbird (Mark Levin and Article 5. Period.)
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To: Marguerite
Man oh man. I get a little upset when protesters are covering their faces.

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Putin?

You can take the man out of the KGB, but...

you can't take the KGB out of the man.

IMHO.

38 posted on 03/11/2014 8:40:26 AM PDT by hummingbird (Mark Levin and Article 5. Period.)
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To: Marguerite
More people covering their faces; covering their identities.

Makes me wonder a lot more.

39 posted on 03/11/2014 8:42:54 AM PDT by hummingbird (Mark Levin and Article 5. Period.)
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To: hummingbird

Well he did give one of his daughters the name Sasha, a popular name in Russia and the Ukraine. ;)

Interestingly, in view of Obama’s family history, it call also be used as a boy’s name.


40 posted on 03/11/2014 8:46:46 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: goldstategop

‘A bad peace is still preferable to a good war.’

Hey Neville, thanks for posting here.


41 posted on 03/11/2014 9:00:47 AM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Marguerite
"Right sector wears armbands with the Wolfsangel symbol. Happens to be the exact symbol for the 2nd SS division “Das Reich”."

Wrong again. More lying propaganda from an FSB-promoting troll

2nd SS Panzer Division Das Reich insignia:

Ukrainian Right Sector Insignia:


42 posted on 03/11/2014 9:39:06 AM PDT by Justa
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To: Justa
Big difference indeed. Is an up-down nazi still a nazi?

Oleh Tyahnybok, leader of the Ukraine national-socialist parti (renamed svoboda, who got 5 ministers in the putschists' gubmint), who has claimed that a "Moscow-Jewish mafia" rule Ukraine and that "Germans, Kikes and other scum" want to "take away our Ukrainian state." Is that a nazi salute or not?

The same with McStain


43 posted on 03/11/2014 10:45:21 AM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: hummingbird
"I get a little upset when protesters are covering their faces."

It's the habit in the mob to hide their faces from police ans surveillance cameras. Especially when they are acting in a violent manner.

The "peaceful demonstrators for democracy " on Maidan Place, Kiev.


44 posted on 03/11/2014 11:51:45 AM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: kronos77

Who would take this comment seriously?

3 million Jews killed in Poland, 1 million in USSR. Both cases mostly by the Germans, and assisted by local collaborators. Leaving up to you to do the rest of the research


45 posted on 03/11/2014 12:53:42 PM PDT by Ivan Mazepa
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
A WSJ columnist wrote last week that Putin had “Carterized” Obamma...

I thought before his first election this would be Jimmy Carter's second term. Since Carter actually learned something while in office, I guess that's therefore not accurate. They both show the same naiveté on foreign affairs while stocking their government with radicals.

46 posted on 03/12/2014 9:00:49 AM PDT by gogeo (If you are Tea Party, the Republican Party does not want you.)
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To: goldstategop
Intervene?

Tell us more...

47 posted on 03/12/2014 9:02:44 AM PDT by gogeo (If you are Tea Party, the Republican Party does not want you.)
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