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Russia Calls For Emergency UN Security Council Meeting As Troops Fortify On The Border
Yahoo News/BI ^ | 8-5-2014 | Brett LoGiurato

Posted on 08/05/2014 2:09:37 PM PDT by tcrlaf

Russia has called for emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday over what it called an urgent humanitarian situation in Ukraine, according to a report from the Russian news agency ITAR-TASS.

"We are convening an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine," Russian Ambassador to the U.N. Vitaly Churkin was quoted as saying.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said the U.N. and the International Committee of the Red Cross expressed "readiness" to discuss its plan to deploy a "humanitarian mission" to Ukraine, which some consider to be a pretext for an invasion by Russian forces.

Russia has significantly built up its troop presence along the Ukrainian border in recent weeks, according to U.S. officials, making it ready for a potential large-scale invasion of southeastern Ukraine if Russian President Vladimir Putin so chooses.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: civilwar; mh17; russia; russianukrainianwar; ukraine
Well, this would explain the comments this afternoon from the DoD presser.
1 posted on 08/05/2014 2:09:38 PM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

UN TV Security Council live feed:
http://webtv.un.org/

It is up now, with some people entering.


2 posted on 08/05/2014 2:11:34 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: tcrlaf

Things aren’t going well for Vlad in Ukraine — the Russian rebels in Donetsk and Luhansk are surrounded and he wants to send in his “peacekeepers” to reinforce them.


3 posted on 08/05/2014 2:13:38 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Yep!

My goodness what a humanitarian. /s


4 posted on 08/05/2014 2:16:08 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Think how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of the populace is worse than that.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Putin has invented a new one......”humanitarian attack”


5 posted on 08/05/2014 2:19:20 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The only people in the world who fear Obama are American citizens. KILL THE BILL!)
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To: tcrlaf
It is up now, with some people entering.

You really excited about this aren't you???

6 posted on 08/05/2014 2:19:34 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: stephenjohnbanker

“Putin has invented a new one......”humanitarian attack””

No, Obama invented that one, in Libya. And before that, Clinton in Kosovo.

Have you already forgotten the “Humanitarian Bombing” bs?


8 posted on 08/05/2014 2:23:39 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: tcrlaf

Good points.


9 posted on 08/05/2014 2:24:42 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The only people in the world who fear Obama are American citizens. KILL THE BILL!)
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To: tcrlaf
No, Obama invented that one, in Libya. And before that, Clinton in Kosovo.

and before that Stalin in eastern Europe.

10 posted on 08/05/2014 2:29:14 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: tcrlaf

+1


11 posted on 08/05/2014 2:30:48 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Uncle Chip

“No, Obama invented that one, in Libya. And before that, Clinton in Kosovo.”

“and before that Stalin in eastern Europe.”

Link please. Or is this just another of your endless ad hominems?


12 posted on 08/05/2014 2:34:09 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: tcrlaf

If you are that ignorant of the history of Stalin and eastern Europe then I can’t help you.


13 posted on 08/05/2014 2:37:29 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

USA speaking now. I liked Samantha Power better. This woman is boring and mousy.


14 posted on 08/05/2014 2:47:53 PM PDT by Krosan
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To: Krosan; All

Now that was interesting...

She was saying that the calling of an Emergency Meeting should be defined. They were already going to discuss this on Friday.

Any Security Council member can call for an Emergency meeting, at any time, for any reason.

Russia wanted a QUICK meeting, and this happened in three hours.
Was that not enough time to get Obama off the golf course to discuss this?
Is she missing a hot, after-work dinner date??


15 posted on 08/05/2014 2:53:29 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: tcrlaf

Russia is just calling these idiotic meetings for internal propaganda purposes. They will cut together a report and show their dumb TV viewers. As if Russia really thought UN security council is going to give them a permission to basically invade Ukraine under the guise of “peacekeeping”.

Perhaps this is why USA sent this boring woman instead of Ambassador Power - to not give this Russian farce any importance.


16 posted on 08/05/2014 3:01:19 PM PDT by Krosan
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To: Krosan

“As if Russia really thought UN security council is going to give them a permission to basically invade Ukraine under the guise of “peacekeeping”.”

Pay attention to what Putin says in the next 24 hours.
There was a REASON they called this.

Interstingly, Argentina is supporting Russia’s position on this motion.


17 posted on 08/05/2014 3:04:27 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: tcrlaf

What is the EMERGENCY???


18 posted on 08/05/2014 3:07:28 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Krosan

The only emergency I see is the eventual — not imminent — collapse of the rebel insurgents in the city of Donetsk unless Putin can reinforce them with his “peacekeepers”.

Putin needs to have more confidence in his thugs — and keep them from doing so much Tweeting.


19 posted on 08/05/2014 3:11:42 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: tcrlaf

Moscow offers humanitarian aid to #Ukraine under ICRC aegis – LIVE UPDATES on.rt.com/1q9y34


20 posted on 08/05/2014 3:18:06 PM PDT by McGruff (Seems like some are more interested in protecting Ukraine's border than ours)
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To: tcrlaf

22:01 GMT:

Moscow has offered to send a humanitarian aid mission to eastern Ukraine under the aegis of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Russia’s UN envoy Vitaly Churkin said at the emergency UN Security Council briefing.


21 posted on 08/05/2014 3:20:22 PM PDT by McGruff (Seems like some are more interested in protecting Ukraine's border than ours)
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#Russia UN Council on #Ukraine : 1370 killed, 1000s wounded, 200,000 without water 800K Ukrainians fled to Russia


22 posted on 08/05/2014 3:35:29 PM PDT by McGruff (Seems like some are more interested in protecting Ukraine's border than ours)
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To: tcrlaf

CNN actually has a reporter in Donetsk doing a live report.


23 posted on 08/05/2014 3:49:02 PM PDT by McGruff (Seems like some are more interested in protecting Ukraine's border than ours)
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To: caww

#Ukraine diplomat at #UN : #Russia is to blame. It will all be good when Russia quits meddling.


24 posted on 08/05/2014 4:06:17 PM PDT by McGruff (Seems like some are more interested in protecting Ukraine's border than ours)
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To: tcrlaf

So in a nutshell, what does this mean?


25 posted on 08/05/2014 4:10:52 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: tcrlaf

It is 1939 again and here comes Stalin to protect Russian interests in the west. Bloody hell coming if Putin is not stopped.


26 posted on 08/05/2014 4:25:29 PM PDT by free_life (If you ask Jesus to forgive you and to save you, He will.)
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To: Rome2000

“So in a nutshell, what does this mean?”

Not sure...
Russia is claiming, and it seemed that all but the US and Britain agreed, that there is already a humanitarian and refugee crisis in Ukraine.

Russia may be laying the groundwork for a Humanitarian intervention justification, should Kiev launch a full-scale attack on Donetsk, as seems imminent.

Of course, that is what I thought just before the Battle of Lugansk, too.


27 posted on 08/05/2014 4:26:51 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: Rome2000

It means that Putin who is the cause of the problems in eastern Ukraine wants to be the solution as well.


28 posted on 08/05/2014 4:49:38 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: stephenjohnbanker

LOL, well it could be the effective way to do an end run on the oh so caring world community.

Stay tuned...

Good to see you around.


29 posted on 08/05/2014 5:15:08 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Think how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of the populace is worse than that.)
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To: tcrlaf; Uncle Chip
So this may be shaping up to be a Serb/Croatian scenario, with the USA/UN mass murdering according to political expediency and poll ratings.

Karma is a bitch.

30 posted on 08/05/2014 5:26:27 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: tcrlaf
"Well, this would explain the comments this afternoon from the DoD presser."

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31 posted on 08/05/2014 9:46:22 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Good to see ya. I hope all is well.


32 posted on 08/05/2014 9:47:24 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: Uncle Chip
Yes I agree... hey how do you like this? Ukraine found a use for all the torn down statues!
33 posted on 08/06/2014 6:28:00 AM PDT by UMCRevMom@aol.com
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