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Posted on 05/03/2014 6:38:45 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
... Our security forces are fighting mercenaries of foreign states, terrorists and criminals, Turchynov said in a statement.
One of the downed helicopters was hit by a surface-to-air missile, the Ukrainian Security Service said, calling it a sophisticated weapon that undercut Russias claims the city was simply under the control of armed locals. The agency said its forces were fighting highly skilled foreign military men in Slovyansk....
Ukrainian troops met fierce resistance Friday morning but managed to take control of nine checkpoints on the roads around Slovyansk, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said. He called on the insurgents to lay down their arms and release their hostages.
We are ready to negotiate with protesters and their representatives, Avakov said. But for terrorists and armed separatists, there is only punishment....
CBS correspondent Clarissa Ward told CBS This Morning that she and her crew were stopped by pro-Russia insurgents at a checkpoint just outside Slovyansk, then taken to a nearby town where they were blindfolded tightly with masking tape. They were released several hours later, unharmed except for one man who was beaten....
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Anyone who really supports liberty has to take Ukraine's side in this battle against Russian thuggery!
quote “But for terrorists and armed separatists, there is only punishment”
um... they are going to punish themselves?
Don’t be. The terrorists and separatists are Russians. The people fighting them are Ukrainians. The country is Ukraine. It’s not hard to not be confused.
Anyone who really supports liberty has to take Ukraine’s side in this battle against Russian thuggery!
After all, if Obama, Kerry, McCain, Van Rompuy and most of all, a God of War like this guy say it is true.
Then you know you are on the side of progress.
I watched the live stream yesterday. It was surreal. Pro-Russians protected by the police shooting. Bodies dropping in the street one after another. The unarmed Ukrainians patriots didn’t run.
Putin has a big and expensive fight on his hands if he rolls tanks against those folks.
You left out this part:
Obama = pussey !
Or , .. leading from behind,.. or behinder !
Yeah, sometimes I think that Putin has not thought this all the way through as everyone assumes he has. The Ukrainians are not going to go quietly. They can’t beat the Russians in the field by they can make things incredibly costly for them on the street. Can you imagine MILLIONS of armed, trained, and seriously pissed off and bitter Ukrainians in a guerilla war?
I assume the Russians are thinking they will come in strong and scare everyone off and mop up a handful of holdouts. I don’t think they fully realize what they’re dealing with.
Putin’s Cheerleaders hardest hit.
Here’s clear video of the “peaceful” Pro-Russian language defenders firing on the Ukrainians with AKs yesterday.At this time they were being protected by the police.
How dare the Ukrainians bring a fire truck to a gun fight.
Let’s be clear. These were Russian nationals brought in from outside the territory of Ukraine who were firing weapons on the Ukrainians.
I thought the terrorist were those who rioted in Kiev a month or so ago and overthrew the democratically elected government by force.
now they seem to want to use force against protestors, when I thought the use of force against protestors was what they were so mad about a month ago.
no... but I can imagine a few of the thugs which overthrew the democratically elected government laying dead in the street after the Russians tire of their tyranny.
lets be clear, there is a large ethnic Russian population in Ukraine, many of who have served in the military and who are now fighting to take back their country from the terrorists which overthrew the democratically elected government in Kiev a month or so ago.
Hey lodi90, please don’t randomly message me on free republic on threads I have not posted in.
Your mean like this unlawful combatant from KAZAN, RUSSIA?
First thing’s first, Yakunivich was NOT democratically elected, he took power in the same manner he did in 2004 before the Orange revolution.
Second thing, many of those who are rebelling against the current Ukrainian government are communists.
“I thought the terrorist were those who rioted in Kiev a month or so ago and overthrew the democratically elected government by force.”
No. Those were the Ukrainians who freed their country of a tyrannical government ruled by a Pro-Russian oligarchy linked thug president. The Ukrainian parliament ratified - unanimously - the actions of the Ukrainian protestors and impeached the thug president who fled, of course, to his masters in Russia.
“now they seem to want to use force against protestors, when I thought the use of force against protestors was what they were so mad about a month ago.”
There are no Russian “protestors”. They are armed and trained agents sponsored by the Russian government. They are armed with Ak-47s and AK-74s, rocket propelled grenades, and sometimes even armored personnel carriers, heavy machine guns and grenades. Some of the equipment is stolen Ukrainian equipment, but it has shown up too quickly and in too great quantities to be merely stolen equipment. Clearly Russia is supplying the Russian separatists.
The Ukrainians wanted to end a corrupt government which was pro-Russian. They did so. The Russians want to end the Ukraine.
If you can’t see the difference between those two things you have a greater problem than understanding the geo-political situation in Ukraine.
What is going on now is state sponsored terrorism. Vova belongs in Slobos old cell in the Hague.
“no... but I can imagine a few of the thugs which overthrew the democratically elected government laying dead in the street after the Russians tire of their tyranny.”
What tyranny? The new Ukrainian government hasn’t done anything to anyone. All it is trying to do is hold together the Ukraine and it has every right to do it.
I just can’t get over how many Freepers are stuck on stupid about this. They are buying the Russian propaganda hook, line and sinker.
Perhaps those thugs were the ones who eventually died in the fire.
There are some reports they were chased back to the Trade Union building.
I feel bad for those kids in the video mixed up in this. Dim bulb dupes. The commies always find and use them. Sad.
There’s plenty of photos and videos coming out about what happened yesterday. Nobody with a brain is buying your fairy tales.
Their propaganda dumping on Russia has lost it's steam. Just like Syria being confronted by a bombing attack by Obama and McCain, Americans are beginning to condemn what Obama and the EU are up to.
Russia won on the Syria issue and imo will win on preventing Ukraine from being annexed by NATO.
“Russia won on the Syria issue and imo will win on preventing Ukraine from being annexed by NATO.”
NATO has no power or ability to annex countries. Never had it. Never will. NATO is a voluntary military alliance. You would have come across as more credible if you said the EU was going to annex Ukraine. You would still be very wrong because no such ability exists for the EU, but at least your attempted satire would have made more sense.
Thank you for that excellent summary.
Ukraine wasn't being annexed by NATO. To say that Russia is preventing Ukraine from being annexed by NATO is nonsense.
And Syria has nothing to do with Ukraine.
Check out RT on what Ron Paul has to say.
Letting them die, trapped, is no different from what Nazis did to Jews and other minorities during World War 2.
This extends far beyond who they were. It's about letting people who could've lived burn to death. How sick does it get??
RT and Ron Paul. LOL.
Anyway when you have specific information that shows that Ukraine was being annexed by NATO, please give me a ping.
And I would add if there comes a time when Ukraine wants to be annexed by NATO, that certainly would be their right.
Oh, I’d like to add that most freepers are pro-life. So how do you seriously not get why we’re outraged?
It appears you're "rage" is selective. Look at the video in post #16. Do you feel rage about the pro Russians firing at the Pro Ukrainian demonstrators? What about the pro Russians in that video who weren't firing but were watching? What about the unarmed Ukrainian that was shot in the head by those thugs?
And there are plenty more examples that I could list.
I feel a sickness about the deaths of people on both sides. I feel outrage beyond disgust when nobody tries to save them.
Slavs should not be fighting each other. I hate what the extremists on both sides are doing...Most Russians and Ukrainians want to live in peace with each other.
“C’mon. How is doing nothing while people trapped in a burning building die acceptable behavior?”
The most obvious way to not die trapped in a building you’re not supposed to be in is to not be illegally occupying that building.
“It doesn’t matter who started it or who was in there.”
Sure it does.
“Normal, moral people would’ve put all their efforts into saving those trapped people.”
After being shot at and attacked by those same criminals now trapped in the building? How many “Normal, moral people” do you actually hang out with?
“Letting them die, trapped, is no different from what Nazis did to Jews and other minorities during World War 2.”
No, it is entirely different - and the people in that building chose to be there. The Jews did not choose to be in ghettos. These Russians chose to occupy the building. They chose to attack the Ukrainians trying to prevent the occupation. We would do far worse to people here. And if you doubt that for a single second, then you really are out of touch.
“This extends far beyond who they were. It’s about letting people who could’ve lived burn to death. How sick does it get??”
As sick as it can get - it’s a war. It’s a completely unnecessary, Russian started, Russian financed, Russian run, war. It never had to happened. The Russians could have just left Ukraine alone, but no.
“Oh, Id like to add that most freepers are pro-life. So how do you seriously not get why were outraged?”
I’m pro-life too. I am also pro-freedom and realize who is trying to take it away from the Ukrainians. If illegal occupiers of buildings don’t want to die in building fires, they probably should not illegally attack Ukrainians in those buildings, then occupy them and then attack those trying to take them back. Harsh lesson learned. War sucks. Don’t start one and your chances of being hurt by one drop dramatically.
And by the way, when you’re relying on outlets like Russia Today and this piece of crap http://www.veteranstoday.com/author/henderson/ for your info about what is happening, you’re going to be poorly served.
To me, this battle is like watching Nazis vs. Commies. I don’t give a damn about either side.