Skip to comments.The Pushback in Ukraine
Posted on 05/23/2014 10:15:10 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
KIEV, Ukraine A few short weeks ago the Kiev I visited was awash in talk of terrorist plots and civil war.
The lightning-quick annexation of Crimea by Russian troops had created much anxiety. People feared that the commemoration of May 9, the day on which Ukraine and Russia celebrate the Soviet Unions victory in World War II, would encourage pro-Moscow insurgents to seize government buildings beyond their strongholds in eastern Ukraine. Hundreds of well-armed and well-trained men, many with links to Russia, had already moved into hard-scrabble industrial cities near the Russian border. There had been violent clashes between Ukrainian patriots and pro-Russian separatists in Odessa, in the south.
The mood today is markedly different. Voters throughout Ukraine will go to the polls for the presidential election on Sunday amid clear signs that major unrest is abating and that President Vladimir V. Putin is backing away from his gambit to annex more Ukrainian territory.
But the effort soon stalled. If Moscows so-called green men were largely welcomed when they swept into Crimea, its proxy fighters got little assistance from locals when they slipped into eastern Ukraine.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
I wonder if Adrian Karatnycky plays chess. I’m pretty sure Putin does.
I wonder who John McCain is campaigning for.
certainly better than the thief tymoshenko
George Soros. RT tweeted it yesterday.
“amid clear signs that major unrest is abating”
The truth is that the unrest may be abating in Kiev, but not in the South/Southeast of the country.
Ukrainian Army troops are defecting in ever-greater numbers now, and more have been killed in the last week, than in all the weeks leading up to this. Gotta admire the Orwellian-like spin of the Times, though.
The REAL question should be:
Will the Kiev Coup leaders, and their Oligarch supporters, give up power to Poroshenko, who is widely expected to win the election?
Of course, Ukrainian troops are defecting in “ever-greater” numbers now. Let Putin deal with those homos.
Will the Kiev gov, and the Billionaire Oligarch’s they appointed after the coup, like Kolomoysky, give up power if Poroshenko wins??
If Bugs Bunny and The Road Runner had an “altercation,” who would win?
Actually, they became quite good friends.
The Bugs Bunny Road-Runner Movie
If Keiv Government can continue to esculate the war in the East throughout the voting.....this guarantees there will be no voting coming from the East, thus secures whatever Pres. candidate of their choosing......IMO Yulia she-devil is behind this as well as she knows the EAst opposes her.
Putin is caving. All hat, no bear (cattle).
Slovyansk civilians have had homes bombed throughout this past week...this will esculate now with the Ukraine Army and Right Sector's planned advance on the city...evacuations are posted to all citizens....intentions are to bomb the city....all sides are in agreement citizens need to leave now.
Oh I don’t think he’s caving...this attack forthcoming, and the evacuation of the people, is all about attempting to get Russia to act. I don’t think he will because he recognizes this is an effort By Kiev Gov. to force his hand into all out war with the US.....he won’t do that over Ukraine....and neither will Obama.
We know who the Russians supported - Communist North Vietnam, which killed almost 60K Americans and tortured McCain to the extent that he can't raise his arms above his shoulders. Patton amusing take on Russians:
The difficulty in understanding the Russian is that we do not take cognizance of the fact that he is not a European, but an Asiatic, and therefore thinks deviously. We can no more understand a Russian than a Chinaman or a Japanese, and from what I have seen of them, I have no particular desire to understand them, except to ascertain how much lead or iron it takes to kill them. In addition to his other Asiatic characteristics, the Russian have no regard for human life and is an all out son of bitch, barbarian, and chronic drunk.
Well, yeah, but his rooks are T-80's.
Someone should market a chess game with pieces of modern militaria like that, I think it could work.
Russian troll ..... JR know you're posting on his website?
So Putin grabbing the whole thing would be better?
Annnnnd we find another one.
Seems to me While everyone is considering keeping the rest of Ukraine a victory, Putin is laughing all the way to the Crimea.
Pot. Kettle. Black.
Putins net worth. : 70 Billion
Annual salary: 187 k.
Not bad for a former KGB Tovarish.
But you Putin ass kissers always forget that little tidbit.
The “Nazis “ are Putin, his LGM, and the ass kissers around here.
The Ukrainian people just pulled off an election under great duress, and did it with dignity.
Does the 70 billion include Putin’s share of the spoils of the western Crimea offshore gas platforms and territorial gas fields transferred to Gazprom at annexation?
No that’s pre rape of Crimea.
How is Putin able to hide all that money? I assume it’s in some sort of shell corporation/s? And what banks are involved?
Legally what they just did was break their own Constitution from the get go by an intitial violent coup against an elected President...like him or not.
Now they had another Illegal Election in the midst of war, which is also illegal to do.
Alas though, this IS how Ukraine Governs from one revolution to another..and they are not finished yet with those. Maidan has been in the square preparing for the next one (under sweet little Yulia)... because those governing now and in the past will never be accepted as long as Solvada/Private Sector is not in control and allowed representation.
Nonsense. They tossed out a crook and a traitor by overwhelming vote of Parliament. If only we had the balls to do so.
They then had an election, monitored by multiple international agencies. And they overwhelmingly elected a moderate Russian speaking Ukrainian.
The boogie an extreme “ right” got a tiny fraction of the vote. The only people disappointed are Putin, his LGM and some of his ass kissers.
right...they fire at his car and threaten his family..while they violently take over the administration offices and set fire to their city. That is a Coup...look it up.
LOL. 20 Russians in Germany. Quite the protest.
Since photos aren’t enough for you...
Funny. The little club of Putinistas who troll Russian propaganda sites
and endlessly repeat the already discredited lies, and make endless excuses for aggression get all butt hurt.
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