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Putin invites Obama to consider international action to stabilize Ukraine
Itar-Tass ^ | 03/29/2014 | Itar-Tass

Posted on 03/28/2014 6:11:33 PM PDT by goldstategop

MOSCOW, March 29, /ITAR-TASS/. In a telephone conversation with his US counterpart Barack Obama Russian President Vladimir Putin drew attention to the continuing rampage by extremists in Ukraine, who are committing acts of intimidation against civilians, bodies of power, and law enforcers in different parts of Ukraine and in Kiev and do so with impunity, the Kremlin’s press-service has said.

In this context the Russian leader suggested considering likely steps by the international community to help stabilize the situation in Ukraine. It was agreed that Russian and US foreign ministers would discuss specific parameters of such joint work in the near future.

Also, Putin pointed to the external blockade of Trans-Dniestria, which posed considerable obstructions to the region’s people in their everyday life - to the freedom of movement and normal trading and economic activities. It was pointed out that Russia sought a fair and comprehensive settlement of the Trans-Dniestrian problem and was interested in the effective operation of the existing negotiating format five-plus-two


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: itartass; presidentobama; presidentputin; russia; transdniestria; ukraine; ukrainecrisis
The Kremlin transcript says President Putin raised the issues of continued extremism in Ukraine and the blockade in Trans-Dniestria.

It only says the foreign ministers on both sides will meet soon. Nothing about the position of the two sides narrowing. There is no agreement.

1 posted on 03/28/2014 6:11:33 PM PDT by goldstategop
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To: goldstategop

Oh, to have been NSA listening in on that call.


2 posted on 03/28/2014 6:13:40 PM PDT by bgill
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To: goldstategop

Obama replies “Yeah, Vlad, I got problems with “extremists” over here too...they call themselves the Tea Party”


3 posted on 03/28/2014 6:17:16 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: All

Putin is already feeling the economic pain from his lackeys.

If Obama had a pair of cajones, he would call Putin up directly and tell him to stand down and hand the Ukraine bases back to the rightful owners.

At that point Vlad, we can discuss anything you want.

Since Obamabi doesn’t have a pair, he’ll give in to negotiations without preconditions.


4 posted on 03/28/2014 6:20:14 PM PDT by rbmillerjr (Russians to the Left of me, Useful Idiots to the Right...)
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To: rbmillerjr

Its Putin’s turn to offer Obama that “off-ramp.”

There’ll be a deal in the works to stabilize Ukraine in exchange for the West’s acceptance of the reversion of Crimea to Russian rule.

Nothing here for any one to lose sleep over. The West is playing with a weak hand and knows it.


5 posted on 03/28/2014 6:30:19 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: bgill
Is Putin setting up an excuse to send his military into Ukraine? It sounds like he might use the extremist as an excuse to go in. I wonder if Berry brought up his flexibility?
6 posted on 03/28/2014 6:31:30 PM PDT by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags of All Colors)
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To: goldstategop

East & West Ukraine.
Remember East & West Germany ?


7 posted on 03/28/2014 6:31:35 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: goldstategop

“The Kremlin transcript says President Putin raised the issues of continued extremism in Ukraine and the blockade in Trans-Dniestria.”

This is all Russian disinformation being used as a false pretext and psyops for the upcoming Russian invasion and annexation of the remaining territories of the Ukraine, Moldova, Transdniestria, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia.


8 posted on 03/28/2014 6:31:58 PM PDT by WhiskeyX ( provides a system for registering complaints about unfair broadcasters and the ability to request a)
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To: goldstategop

Putin is playing Odumbo like a fiddle. Odumbo is actually dumb enough to go along with Putin’s charade.


9 posted on 03/28/2014 6:35:01 PM PDT by raybbr (Obamacare needs a death panel.)
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To: peeps36

You don’t need to call up someone unless to present them with a fait accompli.

Putin holds all the cards here. If the West says “no” he still has options on the table.


10 posted on 03/28/2014 6:35:13 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

I disagree. Russia will be hurt severely by the economic sanctions that will ratchet up if they persist.

Russia can only win a simple hand. They have little in the way of chips. Over the long term, they lose financially and lose credibility as a respected nation.


11 posted on 03/28/2014 6:36:11 PM PDT by rbmillerjr (Russians to the Left of me, Useful Idiots to the Right...)
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To: goldstategop

My prediction...
How will Obama save face?
We will aid the takeover of the Ukraine
peacefully and he will win another Nobel peace
prize for defanging NATO.
Those extremists will probably end up here
in the good old USA.

This is just a completely baseless guess but, I just feel I know how Obama thinks. He is a complete pacifist and he just wants this problem to go away so he can golf.


12 posted on 03/28/2014 6:37:06 PM PDT by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: goldstategop

Would it be called the greater Russian co-prosperity sphere?


13 posted on 03/28/2014 6:41:27 PM PDT by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them or they more like we used to be?)
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To: goldstategop

Putin... diversity for you and Ukraine, but all Russians for me.


14 posted on 03/28/2014 6:42:37 PM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: goldstategop

Why send anyone. Just have that snarky Red headed twitter twit Jen Pski (sp?) send “peace in our time”


15 posted on 03/28/2014 6:52:12 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: VRWCarea51

Crimea is a done deal for Russia. The West started it. Putin is finishing it.


16 posted on 03/28/2014 6:59:33 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: WhiskeyX
This is all Russian disinformation being used as a false pretext and psyops for the upcoming Russian invasion and annexation of the remaining territories of the Ukraine, Moldova, Transdniestria, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia.

Exactly.

17 posted on 03/28/2014 7:20:40 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: goldstategop

Wow, O lost so bad he’s being dictated terms! Hook up some gears and belts to Reagan’s grave and we can solve all of our energy needs.


18 posted on 03/28/2014 7:34:47 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I support Joe Carr in the TN GOP Primary against Lamar!)
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To: WhiskeyX

And bitch slapping the Kenyan wuss in the WH.


19 posted on 03/28/2014 7:35:25 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I support Joe Carr in the TN GOP Primary against Lamar!)
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To: Ciexyz

“Crimea is a done deal for Russia. The West started it. Putin is finishing it.”

The last time we looked the “West” did not illegally invade and annex Ukrainian territory in the Crimea to start a military conflict, but Russia did. Consequently, you must be an apologist for Russia and its campaign of disinformation and psyops for its continuing aggressions and breaches of the peace.

It should also be observed Putin and Russia started the civil conflict in the Ukraine by using criminals such as Yanukovych as KGB-FSB agents to destablize the government and economy of the Ukraine as preparations for a Russian invasion and annexation of the Ukraine.


20 posted on 03/28/2014 7:37:10 PM PDT by WhiskeyX ( provides a system for registering complaints about unfair broadcasters and the ability to request a)
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To: Fledermaus

“And bitch slapping the Kenyan wuss in the WH.”

What else do you expect? Obama is likely to be a triple or multiple agent or intelligence asset for the Soviet-Russian KGB-FSB intelligence services, the Saudis, certain elements of factions of the CIA, and the Muslim Brotherhood. Just as Yanukovych and his cronies served as agents for the Russian Communists to destablize the Ukrainian economy and government, so to Obama has a long history from birth of serving the Communists and is assigned a mission to destablize the American economy and government.


21 posted on 03/28/2014 7:43:17 PM PDT by WhiskeyX ( provides a system for registering complaints about unfair broadcasters and the ability to request a)
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To: rbmillerjr
Russia can only win a simple hand. They have little in the way of chips. Over the long term, they lose financially and lose credibility as a respected nation.

That credibility is already gone.
22 posted on 03/28/2014 7:45:10 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: WhiskeyX

Well said.


23 posted on 03/28/2014 7:57:12 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: goldstategop

KGB - 2
ACORN - 0


24 posted on 03/28/2014 8:30:23 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: goldstategop

Well I figure there are varied threads in this tapestry Putin and Obama are weaving now, along with the EU/Nato.

Not to mention the Presidential Candidates now surfacing....who will acquire support from all interested parties and nations outside Ukraine, that we can be sure.

I think if advances further the most will be snatching the Eastern strip of Ukraine,..and perhaps Trans...as he wants a buffer Zone .....understandable he would desire this as Ukraine is on the map for joining EU/Nato way down the road.

He’ll settle however for Crimea I think, if push comes to shove.

There was an Intelligence speaker talking today who said should Putin move inland much of it will be for show...there will be some fighting but most of what will be televised and via media will be just that...show.

Just as the media has been dancing to the tunes played by all concerned...they will do so with any advance Putin makes into Ukraine.

When the US went into Iraq I was so livid with how the media made our soldiers look. ...and they were biased toward IRaq more than supporting our troops. CNN was actually kicked out for false reporting and even more than that.

I hope this can be settled without Putin going further....but all this reporting of Putin calling Obama or Obama calling Putin...is for the media and consumer consumption IMO. The truth is is the middle of both sides and wobbles between them.


25 posted on 03/28/2014 8:58:22 PM PDT by caww
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To: goldstategop
Current conditions of Ukrainian Navy on left, those captured by Russia right.... March 26, 2014


26 posted on 03/28/2014 9:00:53 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww

Not familiar with those who created this map....but we know Ukraine doesn’t sit well itself...not to say NAto forces lined up in surrounding nations.


27 posted on 03/28/2014 9:02:36 PM PDT by caww
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To: goldstategop

Obama tell the truth. Come now that is like Hell, MI being frozen over in July!. Gee when will the media get its head out of Obama’s backside. No wonder there are so many flies around in the pictures of Obama. The media people attract them because they are full of BM.


28 posted on 03/28/2014 9:44:41 PM PDT by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: bgill

Vlad the shirtless is giving THE COMMUNNITY ORGANIZER one last chance to intervene militarily, before invading Ukraine.

Obama Shelacking #2 is about to happen.

Pass the popcorn.


29 posted on 03/29/2014 12:32:02 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

There are substantial differences between East & West Germany and East & West Ukraine.

East and West Germany have been involuntarily and forcibly separated by former "Allies" in WWII — "The Great War" as Russians call it — but populated by Germans who spoke the same language (dialects notwithstanding) and had essentially the same culture (and generational memories even during 1945-1990 separation).

It was exactly the opposite in many parts of Ukraine whose borders (mostly in the Western part) have been expanded officially immediately post-war, and later, in 1954 added Crimea in the East due to "gesture of goodwill" by Nikita Khrushchev who took over as the Soviet Party leader after Stalin's death in 1953.

Language and culture of Eastern part of Ukraine is mostly Russian, not Ukrainian, and there has been a lot of tension between these two parts of Ukraine.

Many in the Eastern part are not unhappy with Russia taking back Crimea and exerting its "influence" on the "Eastern front" which also happens to be rich in gas, coal and other natural resources (Donetsk and Donbass region).

While by no means perfect, a better analogy would be Bloc Québécois in Canada, or former Czechoslovakia.

30 posted on 03/29/2014 2:06:12 AM PDT by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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To: CutePuppy
Perhaps by “international action” Putin meant exchanging missiles at each other.
31 posted on 03/29/2014 4:47:13 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: CutePuppy
Perhaps by “international action” Putin meant exchanging missiles at each other.
32 posted on 03/29/2014 4:47:13 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: WhiskeyX

Why would Putin want the western part of Ukraine not populated by Russians? It would make more sense to take as much of the country as he can that wants to be part of Russia and not have to deal with the crazies. Let the west get back in line the nazis and other extreme right groups that they supported in the coup. A partition might make sense.


33 posted on 03/29/2014 5:00:58 AM PDT by grania
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To: goldstategop

I mis-read the title of this thread and thought it said “auction”, not “action”.

Actually, putting it up on ebay may be a good capitalist solution.


34 posted on 03/29/2014 7:02:46 AM PDT by Andy from Chapel Hill
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To: bgill
Oh, to have been NSA listening in on that call.

At least, we may have an unbiased transcription of what was said.

35 posted on 03/29/2014 8:37:32 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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