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Self-proclaimed Donetsk Republic asks Russia for admission (Will Lugansk Follow Suit Alert)
Itar Tass ^ | 05/12/2014 | Itar Tass

Posted on 05/12/2014 9:56:48 AM PDT by goldstategop

DONETSK, May 12. /ITAR-TASS/. The self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) has made a plea asking to be accepted into the Russian Federation, the republic’s co-leader, Denis Pushilin, told a news conference on Monday.

“We, the people of the Donetsk People’s Republic, relying on the results of the May 11, 2014 referendum and the declaration of independence of the Donetsk People’s Republic, declare that from now on the Donetsk People’s Republic is a sovereign state,” Pushilin said.

“Proceeding from the will expressed by the DPR people and for the sake of restoring historical justice we are asking Russia to consider the issue of the DPR’s admission to the Russian Federation,” Pushilin said.

May 11, Luhansk and Donetsk regions of Ukraine held referenda on their status. According to data provided by central election committees, amid the punitive operation being carried out by Kiev authorities in Ukraine’s east, about 80% of registered voters in the Donetsk region and almost the same number in the Luhansk region took part in the polls. According to preliminary reports, 89.7% voted for the independence of the Donetsk Republic. In the Luhansk region, 96.2% casted voted for the act on state independence.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; Russia
KEYWORDS: accession; crimeaprecedent; donetsk; donetskrepublic; itartass; referendum; russia; ukraine; ukrainecrisis
The self-proclaimed Donetsk Republic has now requested admission to the Russian Federation. Its going to be interesting to see if Lugansk will follow suit.

If they both apply, its hard to see President Putin turning them down. After all, he has Crimea as a precedent.

1 posted on 05/12/2014 9:56:48 AM PDT by goldstategop
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To: goldstategop
“We, the people of the Donetsk People’s Republic,

Has the People's Republic of Donetsk spoken yet?

2 posted on 05/12/2014 9:57:56 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

With 98% saying “da” - how can Russia say “nyet” to the fraternal brethren?

The only thing that would deter Putin are further sanctions. No wait - those have been imposed already.


3 posted on 05/12/2014 10:00:50 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

sure they did - Putin counted the votes himself


4 posted on 05/12/2014 10:00:56 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: dfwgator

the actual results will never be known


5 posted on 05/12/2014 10:01:51 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

They’ll get leaked to the Russian press once Russia has safely absorbed them.


6 posted on 05/12/2014 10:03:26 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: GeronL

Just like the Chechnyians declared independence ‘cept they didn’t have the military of a neighboring country to hide behind.

The hypocrisy of Russian foreign policy is staggering. It is backward and quite undeveloped.


7 posted on 05/12/2014 10:05:13 AM PDT by Justa
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To: Justa

Its all about self-determination. Look at it this way: the request comes from the Ukrainians themselves. If the Russians send in the tanks, it will take place after the treaties are signed, sealed and delivered.


8 posted on 05/12/2014 10:07:55 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop
Self-proclaimed Donetsk Republic asks Russia for admission (Will Lugansk Follow Suit Alert)

Gosh. Gee. I wonder.....if Luhansk will "ask" for admission next.

(It's like watching a professional wrestling match.)

9 posted on 05/12/2014 10:08:32 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: FreeReign

Do you really doubt it? If they want to join Russia - there is nothing Kiev or the West can do to stop them.


10 posted on 05/12/2014 10:10:23 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: FreeReign

Then comes Odessa.


11 posted on 05/12/2014 10:11:05 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: goldstategop

This was fait accompli back after the February revolution in Kiev, and Ray Charles could see it coming. Just as Putin was not going to let Sevastopol and the rest of Crimea fall into NATO’s hands, he was not going to lose the Russian military’s industrial base in Donetsk under any circumstances. It is never safe to live along the frontier, and whether by hook or crook and whether anyone likes it or not, Russia will continue to dominate eastern Ukraine.


12 posted on 05/12/2014 10:13:33 AM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: dfwgator

I see a number of new Russian oblasts - followed by Transdniestria. In other words, nearly all of the historic Russian-speaking Novorossiya will revert back to Russia.

The rest of rump Ukraine centered around Lvov and Ivano-Frankovsk will become the West’s consolation prize.

President Putin has orchestrated things rather impressively - and it looks like the dominoes are falling his way.


13 posted on 05/12/2014 10:15:25 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

“President Putin has orchestrated things rather impressively - and it looks like the dominoes are falling his way.”

NONE of this would be happening, had not the Obama Administration financially backed the most radical elements in Ukraine into overthrowing the elected government.

Crimea would still have a Ukrainian Flag over it, the Southeast wouldn’t be trying to break away, and there wouldn’t be complete chaos in the country.

All of this in a failed attempt to Pressure Putin, after he embarrassed The Gay Media Messiah over Syria.


14 posted on 05/12/2014 10:22:06 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: tcrlaf

Basically, the Maidan regime, run by incompetents and lunatics, have done everything they could to destroy Ukrainian statehood.

The secession of Donetsk and Lugansk is evidence of their epic failure. In all fairness, it must be said Yanukovych never did anything so stupid as President. He tried to steer a middle course.

But Western Ukies hated his guts, successfully overthrew him and the rest as they say - is now history.


15 posted on 05/12/2014 10:26:08 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

If the T-90 tanks roll in it will not be an invasion but more like a Victory Parade. If is not the word—when. The Duma may approve of it after all the hysteria whipped up by Putin and his party. Lugansk is next—The land bridge to Criema is being built. I only hope the People get a better deal from Moscow than they did from Kiev. It looks like they want stability more than nationalism. Nothing we can really do but watch. After this Putin will take a break as he digests these conquests. Look to see more Russia-Egypt moves or Russia-Cuba moves. Russia will hand the baton to China—you will see more action in the south China Sea and India.


16 posted on 05/12/2014 10:29:11 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

“you will see more action in the south China Sea and India.”

You already are. Vietnam and China are close to a full-blown war in the last week, and curiously, it hasn’t made ANY of the Alphabet Network Evening News shows.

Why China Is Putting an Oil Rig off Vietnam Coast
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/china-putting-oil-rig-off-vietnam-coast-23635654

I guess noting yet ANOTHER consequence of Obama’s foreign policy failures might cost them their cushy jobs.


17 posted on 05/12/2014 10:35:58 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: dfwgator

Denis Pushilin, so-called interim government of People's Republic of Donetsk chairman,
stands under a statue of late Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin as he addresses a rally marking
Victory Day in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on May 9, 2014.


18 posted on 05/12/2014 10:36:14 AM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: goldstategop

The traitor Yanukovich did everything he could to destroy Ukrainian statehood and leave his own coutry defenseless to Russia’s premeditated aggression. Then he ran away to Russia to hide behind his master KGB Putin.


19 posted on 05/12/2014 10:40:34 AM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: goldstategop
The rest of rump Ukraine centered around Lvov and Ivano-Frankovsk will become the West’s consolation prize.

I wonder if that part of Ukraine is so weakened, if they would beg to become part of Poland again?

20 posted on 05/12/2014 10:42:27 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: goldstategop

And he has the Bill-Clinton-to-thank-for Kosovo autonomy vote, which occured after many Serbians were forced out of Kosovo, and after years of boatloads of Albanians coming into Kosovo illegally.

Clinton’s legacy, which no FReeper defends...and which opened up a can of worms.


21 posted on 05/12/2014 10:54:43 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: goldstategop

Then again, I can’t see how the vote in eastern Ukraine is legitimate: Only Obama gets to engage in Chicago-style voting! /s


22 posted on 05/12/2014 10:56:13 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: tcrlaf

Moron Mccain didn’t help much, either, when he did his photo-op with Syrian “rebels.”

Dr. McCainlove in Syria... later on Obama (via the MSM) thinks about arming Syrian “rebels.”

Dr. McCainlove in Ukraine in December next to Svoboda (Barf)...later on Obama, Merkel and Co. decide to pressure Putin.

1, 2...1, 2...a pattern here.


23 posted on 05/12/2014 11:00:12 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: dfwgator

“if they would beg to become part of Poland again?”

Neither they will beg for anything, nor would they be accepted even If they wanted to join. These are not puzzles you can just move around.


24 posted on 05/12/2014 11:01:39 AM PDT by Grzegorz 246
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To: dfwgator
>>>>>>>I wonder if that part of Ukraine is so weakened, if they would beg to become part of Poland again? <<<<<<<

In a just world, Poland would reclaim what is historically rightfully hers. The other thing is at what price. If Poland moves to the East, so does Germany :-)

25 posted on 05/12/2014 1:22:56 PM PDT by DTA
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To: Justa

~Just like the Chechnyians declared independence ‘cept they didn’t have the military of a neighboring country to hide behind.

The hypocrisy of Russian foreign policy is staggering. It is backward and quite undeveloped.~

You might be kidding. In 1994 Chechnya had an air force of 300 jets, hundreds of tanks and APCs also. They were in a process to obtain a nuclear weapon too.


26 posted on 05/12/2014 6:01:18 PM PDT by wetphoenix
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Russia hasn’t even recognized the fake referendum and all of Europe deems it a farce.


27 posted on 05/13/2014 1:48:35 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (Russians to the Left of me, Useful Idiots to the Right...)
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