Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Donetsk People's Republic declares independence and requests accession to Russian Federation
Interfax via RTBH ^ | 5-12-2014 | Interfax

Posted on 05/12/2014 11:39:38 AM PDT by tcrlaf

Leadership of the "Donetsk People's Republic" has declared independence of the region and has sough accession to Russia.

"Upon the results of the referendum held on May 11, 2014 and based on the sovereignty declaration of the Donetsk People's Republic, we, people of the Donetsk People's Republic, declare that from now on the Donetsk People's Republic is a sovereign state," co-chairman of the "Donetsk People's Republic" government Denis Pushilin said at a news conference on Monday.

"We ask to consider the issue of accession of the Donetsk People's Republic to Russia," Pushilin said.

SNIP--

After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, "our people still hoped that Ukraine, Russia and Belarus will restore their historical unity," Pushilin said. "This hope crashed completely in March 2014, when the Kyiv junta professing neo-Nazi fascist ideology seized power in Ukraine during the revolt," he said

(Excerpt) Read more at rbth.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: civilwar; donetsk; independence; ukraine
Events are happening quickly now.

Russia threatening to turn off the gas spigot if Ukraine doesn't pay in advance for June deliveries, and the Kiev Gov's just declaring that the "Military operation will go on".

The coup government isn't interested in negotiating anything, and my opinion is that position is coming straight from the White House.

1 posted on 05/12/2014 11:39:38 AM PDT by tcrlaf
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: tcrlaf

From other articles, it sounded like the $17 billion IMF bailout was conditioned on retaking the rebel oblasts. The Kyiv government can’t afford to back off without renegotiating the bailout provisions and the US certainly has influence on the IMF.


2 posted on 05/12/2014 11:47:12 AM PDT by Truth29
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tcrlaf

Lugansk has just declared independence.

Two eastern regions have now formally split from Ukraine.


3 posted on 05/12/2014 11:49:10 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Truth29

Congratulations, you got it in one....

Without the wealth of Eastern Ukraine, there is no way that Kiev could ever pay back those loans.

And a LOT of people make a bunch of money booking the fees for those huge loans, and the political favoritism that money buys.


4 posted on 05/12/2014 11:49:21 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: tcrlaf
The coup government

Which one?

5 posted on 05/12/2014 11:51:49 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All

Ukraine should just give them the treatment that Russians gave Ukrainians back in the day.

Put’m on trucks and take their azzes to the border and tell them to go to Russia...your houses and jobs are now in the hands of Ukrainians.

lol.


6 posted on 05/12/2014 11:52:02 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (Russians to the Left of me, Useful Idiots to the Right...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: goldstategop

“Lugansk has just declared independence. Two eastern regions have now formally split from Ukraine.”

The dominoes continue to fall. Meanwhie, the Kiev coup government can barely keep 900-1,000 troops in the field.


7 posted on 05/12/2014 11:52:28 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: rbmillerjr

Yes..
Create even more justification for Russia to act militarily...


8 posted on 05/12/2014 11:53:36 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: rbmillerjr

I wonder if it’s safe to call the Pro-Putin’s separatists again? Sensitive bunch these heroes of the Donetsk Republic.


9 posted on 05/12/2014 11:53:43 AM PDT by lodi90
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: tcrlaf

As if Russia needs “justification” for anything it does. Did you hear Vladi scored six goals in a hockey game? [swoon]


10 posted on 05/12/2014 12:00:34 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: 1rudeboy

“Did you hear Vladi scored six goals in a hockey game?”

Did you watch last year’s NFL All-Star game?


11 posted on 05/12/2014 12:02:06 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: tcrlaf

Fireworks over #Donetsk just now. People are in a celebratory mood, splitting from #Ukraine pic.twitter.com/dhleH76Y0K

It's Independence day.

12 posted on 05/12/2014 12:02:52 PM PDT by McGruff (Let Freedom Ring.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Truth29

Agreed. I would also tell Russia that if they allow the territory accession to the Russian Federation. They just would have to pay what’s due just like the current government would have.
Kinda like , “You break it (up). You bought it.” and “It” ain’t cheap.


13 posted on 05/12/2014 12:03:35 PM PDT by griswold3 (I was born heI're in America. I will die here in a third world country. Obama succeeded.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: McGruff

And to think...
Obama’s own arrogance handed this to them, and Putin, on a silver platter.

History is not going to be kind to us, I fear.


14 posted on 05/12/2014 12:04:31 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: McGruff

That fight is not over until the KGB Putin boy sings and sends in the troops.

Quick, send them to Russia, if they love it so much ....lol


15 posted on 05/12/2014 12:05:13 PM PDT by rbmillerjr (Russians to the Left of me, Useful Idiots to the Right...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: tcrlaf
Did you see this comment about the hockey game?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3155072/posts?page=8#8.
16 posted on 05/12/2014 12:06:30 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: tcrlaf

Hmm...this isn't working out like I planned it would.

17 posted on 05/12/2014 12:07:35 PM PDT by McGruff (Let Freedom Ring.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: McGruff

Is that Donetsk? Or where you live?


18 posted on 05/12/2014 12:08:13 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: tcrlaf

All sanity is gone now. Obama is flexing his flexibility and giving Ukraine to Russia. The government is Kiev is either plying right into Putin’s hands or playing along with Putin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhbbKoSH88c


19 posted on 05/12/2014 12:10:51 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: demshateGod

“Obama is flexing his flexibility and giving Ukraine to Russia.”

I don’t think it was intended that way, but it is going to be the end result. At least part of it, I think.


20 posted on 05/12/2014 12:16:35 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: tcrlaf; All

Breaking Now:

UKRAINE FORCES ATTACK EASTERN CITY OF SLOVYANSK, INTERFAX SAYS

Twitter reports of artillery shelling of the town.


21 posted on 05/12/2014 12:25:07 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tcrlaf

It’s a civil war.

It’s going to get more intense.


22 posted on 05/12/2014 1:38:07 PM PDT by rbmillerjr (Russians to the Left of me, Useful Idiots to the Right...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: tcrlaf

The “People’s Republic”. What a joke. Don’t worry. Whatever “wealth” they currently have will soon disappear.


23 posted on 05/12/2014 8:58:18 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Melowese Richardson - Democrat Vote Fraud Expert)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rbmillerjr; tcrlaf

Can you imagine the impossibility, and inhumaness of loading up 15 million ethnic Russian folks and dropping them off at the border of Russia? That would work out about as well as rounding up 15 million Hispanics in the United States, and dropping them off at the border of Mexico. It’s not going to happen in either case. But it’s a lesson in language and cultural differences that we should keep in mind, for the continued cohesiveness of our own country.


24 posted on 05/14/2014 10:00:55 AM PDT by FBD
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: FBD

If they wish to stay, they need to play by the rules.

They have thus far refused to lay down their weapons, wish means they will not get to vote in the election. Their choice, but don’t cry about the consequences of the election in about 10 days.


25 posted on 05/14/2014 10:49:34 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (Russians to the Left of me, Useful Idiots to the Right...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson