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Ukraine Closes Border with Crimea
RIA Novosti ^ | 3-23-2014 | Alexander Mazurkevich

Posted on 03/22/2014 9:53:44 PM PDT by tcrlaf

Ukrainian border guards closed the exit from the Republic of Crimea, local authorities said on Saturday.

The office of the Crimean Federal District, which was established by President Vladimir Putin on Friday, said that even Ukrainian servicemen who wanted to leave Crimea could not cross the border.

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, only 2,000 out of 18,000 Ukrainian troops serving in Crimea decided to leave the peninsula.

(Excerpt) Read more at en.ria.ru ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: agitprop; border; crimea; deathtoputin; ibtz; pravda; putinsbuttboys; russia; surrendermonkeys; ukraine; viktoryanukovich; waronterror; yuliatymoshenko
Interesting development. Seems Ukraine doesn't even trust it's own troops that choose to stay loyal, now.

Goes along with this: 72 Crimean Military Units Request Joining Russia http://en.ria.ru/military_news/20140321/188640257/72-Crimean-Military-Units-Request-Joining-Russia.html

1 posted on 03/22/2014 9:53:44 PM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

Bump


2 posted on 03/22/2014 9:54:10 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: tcrlaf

Consider the source...


3 posted on 03/22/2014 10:00:52 PM PDT by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: tcrlaf

While you read this article about geopolitical shenanigans in Asia, one of your rights was taken away right here at home.


4 posted on 03/22/2014 10:03:07 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Thunder90
Consider the source...

They won't.

5 posted on 03/22/2014 10:04:11 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Thunder90

“Consider the source...”

Why would the source matter? Either the boarder was closed or it was not...


6 posted on 03/22/2014 10:10:01 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: babygene
Either the boarder

I was a boarder once.

7 posted on 03/22/2014 10:13:56 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: babygene

okay! I am sorry in advance nut I can’t take it anymore!
A Boarder is a person who rents a room in a home as in room and board,
A Border is what is alleged between us and Canada/NewMexico, TX,AZ, CA.or Canada…

Sorry/rant off


8 posted on 03/22/2014 10:16:15 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: babygene
Why would the source matter? Either the boarder was closed or it was not...

LOL.

And you know the border is open or closed how?

9 posted on 03/22/2014 10:19:13 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: tcrlaf

If it comes from a Russian source do you automatically accept it as fact? Given the ongoing Russian disinformation program, it’s likely questionable.

The question isn’t trust as much as security. The Russians have tried to move off the peninsula. They have a bit of a problem since Ukraine supplies all of the utilities to the Crimea. Closing the border should have been done before this. If Russia say Ukraine won’t accept Ukrainians from the Crimea, I’d be more than a little skeptical until it was verified by non-Russian sources.


10 posted on 03/22/2014 10:21:34 PM PDT by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: tcrlaf; a fool in paradise

Maybe something got lost in translation, such things do happen, and Russia just closed (that is locked up) gay boarders!


11 posted on 03/22/2014 10:28:05 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: tcrlaf
Interesting development. Seems Ukraine doesn't even trust it's own troops that choose to stay loyal, now.

And you believe this piece of crap agitprop rag why?

12 posted on 03/22/2014 10:32:01 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Revolting cat!

Bred and bored


13 posted on 03/22/2014 11:13:51 PM PDT by Bobalu (Happiness is a fast ISR)
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To: tcrlaf

14 posted on 03/22/2014 11:33:54 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Mike Darancette; tcrlaf
From a "pro-revolution" source in Ukraine:

Putin know that West won't impose any economy sanctions because they will hurt all parts. Putin perfectly aware that Obama and Merkel just corporate puppets, their mission is to protect markets with profit and so they won't really do anything that will hurt global economy. In this way whe worse that could happen to Russia has already happened. Now Russians can go ahead.

When someone ask me how far Putin will go in occupying Ukraine, I tell as far as we'll allow him to go. So far they met no resistance. Crimea was easy trophy because Ukrainians do not see Crimea as historic territories of Ukraine, they wouldn't die for Crimea. 22.000 Ukrainian military men in Crimea are mostly etnic Russians who live there with families. They mingle with Russians from Putins army. Many of them will stay in Crimea, some giving up now. Kiev understand that we can not count on them, that's why our president do not give command for army to retreat. I believe our government loosing them intentionally, kind of getting rid of this army.

http://www.angelfire.com/extreme4/kiddofspeed/maydan/updatemarch22.html

"kiddofspeed" veracity has been questioned in the past, but in this instance the thinking of the average non-Russian Ukrainian (and the gov't) is probably not too far off.

15 posted on 03/23/2014 2:03:25 AM PDT by Paul R. (Leftists desire to control everything; In the end they invariably control nothing worth a damn.)
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To: tcrlaf

Also interesting is how close Putin is to Iran and its nuclear program. You should check out that area of Putinism. He’s not just going to harass his weak neighbors. He’s going to help get Iran a nuke.


16 posted on 03/23/2014 3:33:33 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom.)
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To: Paul R.

To say that the border was closed to keep Ukrainian citizens out of the Ukraine is not accurate. The Ukraine is closing it’s border with Russia. Russia wanted an island then give them an island.


17 posted on 03/23/2014 7:09:37 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: acapesket

“okay! I am sorry in advance nut I can’t take it anymore!
A Boarder is a person who rents a room in a home as in room and board,
A Border is what is alleged between us and Canada/NewMexico, TX,AZ, CA.or Canada…”

And a “but” is a conjunction, and a “nut” is a noun.


18 posted on 03/23/2014 7:25:55 AM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: tcrlaf

Anyone leaving Crimea will have to pass a Russian check point first.


19 posted on 03/23/2014 7:33:29 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: tcrlaf

Ukrainian media are reporting that it’s the Crimeans who are stopping the people from leaving Crimea.


20 posted on 03/23/2014 9:00:07 AM PDT by Ivan Mazepa
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To: FreeReign

What Ukrainian troops? Russians reported Ukrainians troops surrendering weeks ago when they initially invaded. This was was the case with the flagship Sahaidachyi, but it’s still Ukrainian. Whole lot of Russian BS.

But, news from reliable sources are not good either. Many troops have resigned or surrendered. They’re short on supplies and some are claiming they’re not getting clear orders from the leadership. There were evacuation plans but they’re still in their bases.


21 posted on 03/23/2014 9:32:48 AM PDT by Ivan Mazepa
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