Skip to comments.US denounces referendum plans in east Ukraine
Posted on 05/06/2014 9:13:05 PM PDT by Mariner
WASHINGTON (AP) The Obama administration denounced as illegal a planned weekend referendum by pro-Russian insurgents pushing for autonomy and independence for portions of eastern Ukraine.
Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday the referendum set for Sunday would be "bogus" and not recognized by the West.
Last month Moscow supported an independence referendum in the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea, which led to its annexation by Russia. Leaders of the anti-government movement say they plan to hold a referendum on autonomy in the areas of Donetsk and Luhansk, although no preparations for the vote have yet been seen.
"We flatly reject this illegal effort to further divide Ukraine," Kerry told reporters after meeting at the State Department with EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton. "It's pursuit will create even more problems in the effort to try to de-escalate the situation."
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Those strong letters of protest from the WH seem to be making a difference. /s
Spit up my cherry juice when I saw that.
I’m not surprised.
Then again Russia will accept as legitimate whatever the people of Donetsk decide on Sunday.
That is for sure.
At least they're consistent, they'll take whichever side of an issue most likely to keep the pot boiling and the blood flowing.
Yes, I’m confused here. The elected government was ousted by protesting mobs, and that is OK. Now we want a new election that doesn’t allow certain groups to vote. I thought democracy was everybody’s god these days? I guess that only applies when the results are what we say they should be.
US grants Syrian opposition diplomatic status
AlJazeera ^ | May 6, 2014
Posted on 07 May 2014 01:15:47 AM by Brad from Tennessee
The United States has said it will recognise the offices of the main opposition Syrian National Coalition (SNC) as a diplomatic foreign mission and announced plans for a $27m increase in non-lethal assistance to rebels fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad.
What’s Obama gonna do?
Putin doesn’t use Obama’s country club.
The main goal of the Kiev Kiddies and all their BS propaganda ever since they took over has been to establish a rationale for delaying the elections or ignoring the votes from some regions when elections are held.
Now Kiev will refuse to count votes from regions that hold a referendum prior to the elections and anywhere else there have been protests. Just like US democrat fascists, the mob is right if they're democrat but traitors and terrorists if they aren't on the democrat payroll.
I feel like I did in 1979. A citizen with an impotent president on the world stage.
This is a Kremlin Borscht Bridage high volume propaganda thread.
Yeah, it’s always kosher to let armed insurgents take over govt. buildings....illegally, with the assistance of Russian special operations...and then allow them to have their own Mickey Mouse referendums.
LOL..what a freaking joke.
I love waking up in the morning, making coffee, and coming to Free Republic for the latest Bolshevik PR.
What do you think this is, Philadelphia?
Philly would be 104% friend.
That really sucks.
What a screwed up dang mess!
LOL! Putinistas are funny.