Skip to comments.Ukraine official says he fears Russian invasion
Posted on 04/25/2014 4:10:34 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
Ukraine's deputy foreign minister said Friday he fears an imminent Russian invasion.
"We have the information we are in danger," Danylo Lubkivsky told reporters at the United Nations.
He spoke as an official in Ukraine confirmed that pro-Russian forces had detained a team of military observers with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. The official said the team would be released after further investigation.
Lubkivsky said 20 members had been taken and called it shocking and unprecedented. "We demand to release hostages," he said.
Tensions have spiked as Russia increases military exercises along the Ukraine border. Lubkivsky called it a "very dangerous development" and demanded that Russia withdraw its troops.
"We are going to protect our motherland against any invasion," Lubkivsky said. "We call on the Russians to stop this madness."
(Excerpt) Read more at hosted.ap.org ...
Why aren’t these coup temporary government officials talking about keeping calm until the election instead of raising fears of war? (unless they don’t want an election to happen)
You blame them for raising fears of war after Russia just annexed part of their country and is actively supporting separatists taking over towns, government buildings, etc, in the Eastern half of their country.
And how do you propose this "coup temporary government" hold an election with Russians actively destabilizing the Eastern portion of their nation in order to make sure that such an election can't happen. The Russians know their stooges in the Ukraine are going to lose very badly this time around, which means a new government will take power that embraces the West like none before it.
You better believe these "coup temporary government officials" have a good reason to be worried and raise the alarm.
Well,when tens of thousands of Russian troops are publicly conducting ‘military exercises’ on the border, its probably fairer to say that there were already fears of war. Especially when ‘military exercises’ also immediately preceded the occupation of Crimea.
Said fears probably had more to do with the military exercises than the warnings of the Maidan government.
A coup is a coup...and right now, it should be considered a military coup...because they brought out their machinery and offer nothing else.
The ethnic Russians in Ukraine are tired of being second best.
Oh the Putin crazies aka trolls are out.
Its a coup.
BS blah blah.
Putin has a right to invade .....
Your a wack job cheering on a KGB monster. to invade.
So are you another Ametica hating Putin groupie ?.
Oh another Putin troll has arrived on schedule.
So you Hate the US and love the KGB.
Go troll away
I had no idea Leftist trolls like you from the DU cared !
These are the Putin groupie trolls .
They are DU nutters and Paulbots plus Paid Putin trolls.
They love a KGB murderous tyrant.
Sacajaweau isn't a troll from DU.
The situation in Ukraine is quite complicated and differing opinions are to be expected.
That said, the weakness of Obama, Biden, and Kerry most certainly made matters worse.
Are you on their side...I doubt it.
Read what I wrote. Ukraine needs to have that election. It seems that most of the people are trying to keep calm and secure.
Read the trolls posts.
Always arrives to cheer on the Pro THUG Putin posts.
Putin is a Thug who was over the torture and murder of Germans fleeing East Germany.
If you did not witness the carnage done by Putin and his pals at the KGB .
The trolls posts justifying his actions.
Prove me wrong.
Do you really think with a huge open border with an enemy for five hundred years bearing down on you. Hello!
Its election time .
Lord have you ever volunteer at a federal election?
Did you witness this carnage? Not saying it didn't happen...but did you witness it?
And are you now supporting Obama?
I prefer Putin's strength to Obama's weakness. I don't blame Putin for kicking sand in Obama's face. Obama deserves it.
I love America, but Obama is killing it. I prefer anyone over Obama...but that won't be Putin.
Putin knows that, in the long run, he will not be able to absorb Ukraine. He's just making trouble because Obama is weak. He is taking what he can get while the Democrats are still in power. And who can blame him. At best, he will carve out a little of Eastern Ukraine. Nothing there of value...just face.
He knows, soon, this game will be up...and we will have another strong Republican in the WH (like Cruz).
The Russian Air Force going over the border should be a hint—War is coming and fast—better hope Putin is only going for a few provinces and not the whole nation.
~Why arent these coup temporary government officials talking about keeping calm until the election instead of raising fears of war? (unless they dont want an election to happen~
An idea is to instill the fear of Russian military, then declare any popular opposition Russian agents.
All by the former Georgian president Saakashvili’s book.
He even ordered a fake live coverage of Russian invasion at the time right on the eve of elections, featuring opposition candidates collaborating with invading forces. Thousands has fled their homes and dozens had a heart attacks before it was a warning that the show is just ‘a possible scenario’.
my family lived in West Berlin in the 80s.
The Soviet KGB were everywhere .
Putin is a sociopath.
The KGB did not hire anyone who wasn’t .
Reading these crazies and their moronic statements is an insult to ones intelligence.
You apparently have a more indepth and personal knowledge of this situation.
Just a suggestion but perhaps your brother and sister freepers might benefit from your knowledge.
We are idiots (me most of all) on one subject or another.
Help us out here by setting us straight.
You and I know that most if not all real Freepers want to do the right thing.
Your knowledge and insight re: this situation are rare hereabouts.
Give us a helping hand.
Sorry for sounding so obsequious. But we need to pull together, not pull apart.