Skip to comments.Pro-Russia Separatists in Ukraine Appeal to Putin for Help
Posted on 04/14/2014 9:07:58 AM PDT by elhombrelibre
Pro-Russia separatists who said they were part of a new Donetsk People's Republic in eastern Ukraine appealed on Monday for Russian President Vladimir Putin to help defend them against Ukrainian government forces.
Speaking at a news conference at the headquarters of the city administration of Slovyansk, a separatist leader asked Putin to personally direct your attention to the unfolding situation and help us as much as you can.
The plea for help came hours after a Kyiv-set deadline expired under which separatists occupying government building in eastern Ukraine were to disarm or face an assault by Ukrainian security forces.
Meanwhile, President Putin is watching the situation in Ukraine with great concern, his spokesman said on Monday.
Asked about a call by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine for Putin to help defend them against government forces, Dmitry Peskov said that there were a great many such appeals coming.
The U.S. and other Western powers are accusing Russia of fomenting the unrest as a possible pretext for intervention.
Referendum not ruled out
Also on Monday, Ukraine's acting president, Oleksandr Turchynov, says he is not against a nationwide referendum on what kind of country Ukraine should be.
Turchynov said he is certain a majority would support a united and independent Ukraine, possibly giving broader local rights to the east. He said such a vote could be held at the same time as the May 25 presidential election.
In Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday he believes Russian-speaking Ukrainians in the eastern part of the country should be part of drafting a new constitution.
Pro-Russia demonstrators who have seized Ukrainian government buildings in several cities, including yet another in Horlivka on Monday, are demanding a referendum on whether to split with Ukraine and join Russia - similar to last month's vote in Crimea.
Turchynov threatened to launch a "large-scale anti-terrorist operation" against those who have taken over the buildings.
However, a Monday morning deadline passed without any sign of movement by Ukrainian security forces.
Russia blasted at UN
Russia came under heavy criticism from world powers at an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council late Sunday, as armed pro-Russia separatists seized more government buildings in eastern Ukraine.
U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power and British Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant accused Russia of orchestrating the take-overs.
Power said the instability in Ukraine was "completely man-made." She said it was "written and choreographed" by Russia. Grant called on the Security Council to warn Russia against "further military escalation."
Russia, which had called the meeting, rejected the charges.
Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin called on the international community to demand that those who are in power in Kyiv stop war on their own citizens.
I wonder if he’ll help?......................................................................................
Of course he’ll help. He’s a nice guy, that way . . . .
I’ve been led to believe that he will do his Christian duty and smash the uppity Ukrainians.
He’s already “helping”: SBU just published radio conversations of supposed “rebels” with their commanders in Russia. They are Russian special ops units and not even hiding it.
FRiend, lots good info here:
Mother of God, chase PUTIN away!
So if they are pro-Russian instead of pro-Ukranian, why does Putin not just grant them asylum in Russia?
Good point. Good point. But then he cannot control Ukraine, and snatch the oil shale underneath eastern Ukraine.
According to polls they’re not pro-Russian as much as they are anti-fascist.
Why didn't the Ukrainian security forces assault the insurrectionists in Kiev? Oh, that's right they were ordered not to by a rump parliament of only 227 of the full 450 members, the pro-government members driven off by the firebomb throwing mob.
IT’S ONLY A MATTER OF TIME.........................
It was rhetorical question, right? Can cancer grant asylum to metastases inside the main tumor?
Yeah, that’s the ticket. Ukraine was raped by the Czar, raped by the communist, raped by the NAZIS, and raped again by the Soviets, and now it’s rational to think the Ukraine is a bastion of Nazis out to harm their Russian-speaking minority.
Vladi Putin: defending the free world from “fascism” since the 1960’s. Next on the list, the fascist globalist regional superpower of Estonia.
This whole thing had a timeline from the very beginning. They hoped the Ukrainians would take the bait and provide some brutality. It didn’t happen. Now, they have to rollover them and pretend their is chaos. The only people buying it are lowbrow Putinistas.
Hey, Putin knows about Fascism. His father and he both fought that evil in the Communist Secret Police. Putin worked with the Stasi to stop it in Dresden. The man can smell it like a bloodhound.
What’s this anti-facist crap?
Putin still sees the Hitler in Ukraine?
Ukrainian and Russians want FREEDOM from communist thugs. They had enough of it during “Soviet Paradise” and they do not want it any more.
Putin is repeating Hitler’s steps. Wait until “Russians” in Brighton Beach ask for his help after few masked KGB “separatists” take over town hall and Putin with Obama’s help will “liberate” USSA.
Get ready for gulags, bread lines and worshipping red star.
All you RED FReepers are free to go back to mother Russia and enjoy the paradise there, leave us and freedom loving people alone!
They are Russian special ops units and not even hiding it.
Yes, they are not hiding it. Obvious military ops yesterday. That makes me think the Germans have green lighted the Russian takeover of much of Ukraine.