Skip to comments.Russia warns Ukraine over 'lawlessness' in east
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.
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They had better watch out, or Obama will give them a stern speech.
That’ll show em/s
Now, comes the next invasion. Putinism is on the rise.
Pretext for a full invasion.
Obama and Putin are working together
It’s when he says “let me be clear” that our adversaries tremble in fear. /sarc
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.
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.
A WSJ columnist wrote last week that Putin had “Carterized” Obamma...
Or hit them with his pink purse ...
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?
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.
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!
"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
More "peaceful demonstrators" in front of the city hall in Kiev, February 16, 2014
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 governmentwhich is more than can be said for the Russian neo-Nazis, who are encouraged by your security services.
I'm on it, bro:
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.
You are correct.
Folks, beware of the Putin propagandists.
“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)
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