Russian standoff in 11th hour, says first post-Soviet Russian foreign minister
The standoff between Russia, Ukraine, and the West has reached the eleventh hour, Andrei Kozyrev, the first post-Soviet Russian foreign minister, told CNNs Christiane Amanpour on Monday.
The [stakes are] still very, very high, he said. Let me just remind whoever concerned that Russia is still [a] nuclear superpower. So the [stakes] might be life and death. And maybe sooner than somebody is thinking.
Its [the] eleventh hour for Russians, and for anybody else, to reconsider.
None will be going to war over Crimea or Ukraine.....at this juncture....But Russia’s not about ready to let Obama up for air, so grand standing on the heels of the Summit is just that.
Ukraine and Russia have already begun dialog at this summit.....the First since this crisis began.....Europe and the US have already told Ukraine they basically have to work out their country’s affairs.....and they will not be sending them Nato troops. Help them ..yes,...heck Obama sent military rations....and the EU blankets....But take Ukraine and their 35 Billion debt under their belt...no way. And they sure as heck aren’t going to pay for a war.
Besides, even if Ukraine were to fight on their own they’d lose, the head of their Military has already said only 6,000 of their troops are battle ready.
Ukraine is the greatest loser in this as the Eu and the US will protect the Nato member nations, but Ukraine is not a Member of Nato....through the corruption of their leaders failing to do much of anything with their military for years....they have little to fight with overall....even with help.
I fear for them if it’s war.......Libya and Syria come to mind. Too many deaths...too much blood...and look at both countries today...a wreck...and still fighting but Nato and the US pulled out.