Skip to comments.Ukraine announces troop withdrawals from Crimea in bow to Russian annexation
Posted on 03/19/2014 7:01:33 PM PDT by tcrlaf
Surrendering to Russia's inexorable seizure of Crimea, Ukraine announced plans Wednesday for mass troop withdrawals from the strategic peninsula as Moscow-loyal forces seized control of Kyiv's naval headquarters here and detained its commander.
Attempting to face down the unblinking incursion, Ukraine said it would hold joint military exercises with the United States and Britain.
Hours after masked Russian-speaking troops forced their way onto Ukraine's main naval base here, forlorn Ukrainian soldiers streamed out carrying clothing and other belongings in bags. A group of local militia and Cossacks, later joined by officers from Russia's Black Sea Fleet, looked on.
Just how many retreating troops Ukraine will have to absorb in what amounts to a military surrender of Crimea was unclear. Many servicemen have already switched sides to Russia, but authorities said they were prepared to relocate as many as 25,000 soldiers and their families to the Ukrainian mainland.
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Ukraine finally realized that the promises Clinton made to protect Ukraine if they gave up their weapons wasn't worth the paper it was printed on.
What a great day for America, doncha think?
The US is officially not a superpower
Pooty Tooty likes these press clippings :-)
That ship sailed a long time ago.
Another headline for the same story.
Ukraine Surrenders to Russia, Plans to Pull Troops Out of Crimea
It is a military superpower (for now). And fiscally and morally bankrupt. The latter will undermine the former.
How can it remain a superpower when >40% of children are born out of wedlock, homosexuality is now revered and taught as normal, a large percentage want to smoke weed or are on pain pills and psychotropics?
Those Ukrainian soldiers earned the respect of everyone including the Russians.
Russia got tired of paying rent.
It’s going to be a lot more expensive e now- if they actually the promises they made for the fake referendum
Yes we are ,we lack a superpresident.
I can go along with that.
That'll be the day . . .
I wonder if the transvestite US soldiers performing on that base in Japan made Putin scared?
Too bad they were missing their copy of the US Constitution.
The President cannot commit the States or the people to anything without 2/3 of the Senate to ratify a treaty. The Budapest "memorandum" was never presented to the Senate for ratification, so its bottom-line meaning is - nothing.