Skip to comments.PUTIN WARNS MERKEL: UKRAINE 'ON VERGE OF CIVIL WAR'
Posted on 04/15/2014 11:18:25 PM PDT by kingattax
(AFP) Russian President Vladimir Putin warned German Chancellor Angela Merkel that Ukraine was now on the verge of civil war after the Kiev government sent in the army against separatists in the east of the country, the Kremlin said Wednesday.
"The Russian president remarked that the sharp escalation of the conflict has placed the country, in effect, on the verge of civil war," the Kremlin said in a statement on telephone talks between the two leaders.
But the leaders both "emphasised the importance" of the planned four-way talks on Ukraine on April 17. "The hope was expressed that the meeting in Geneva can give a clear signal to return the situation to a peaceful framework," the statement said.
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Considering the difficulty the Maidan regime has in asserting its authority over the country, civil war is an understatement.
The situation in Ukraine cannot be resolved through the use of force. The hour is late and there is a still a slim chance to prevent the country from falling into the abyss.
Ukraine can avoid a lot of bloodshed by using the “Solomon solution” and simply dividing the country into East and West Ukraine
Sort of like what happened in that region circa 1920.
1921 Peace of Riga
Well, it seemed to me from the get go that having a warm water port in Crimea doesn’t do much good without a land route to access it.
Vladimir is running a game on the rest of the EU.