Skip to comments.Ukraine crisis: Putin hopes for peace deal by Friday
Posted on 09/03/2014 1:21:31 AM PDT by tcrlafEdited on 09/03/2014 6:47:04 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he is hoping for a peace agreement to be reached between Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels by Friday.
Mr Putin urged both sides to stop military action in eastern Ukraine, adding that his views and those of his Ukrainian counterpart were very close.
Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko said they had agreed a "ceasefire process".
US President Barack Obama said he stood with Ukraine's people because they had a right to determine their own future.
Speaking in the Estonian capital Tallinn, Mr Obama also said Nato would guarantee the independence of the Baltic states.
"You've lost your independence once before, with Nato you'll never lose it again," he said.
A Nato summit opening in Wales on Thursday is expected to back plans for a rapid response force.
Kramer was right! Ukraine IS weak.
Best to surrender before Obama arrives to “help” them.
Now confirmed by tweets from CNN, RT, ABC,AFP
Full statement from Ukraine presidents office on cease-fire agreement with Russia
Ukraine saying this is a PERMANENT Ceasefire.
That’s a HUGE change in rhetoric from just last night.
Tweet from Malachy Brown, Irish Journalist :
Deputy PM of DNR Vladimir Antyufeyev told me he welcomes cease-fire but is not authorized to say if they’ll adhere to it
RT Journo in Donetsk saying DNR leaders just now learning about it.
Welcome to the 21st Century, where Twitter is the new Newswire of old.
Obama’s “Speech” is now a news conference.
And he’s already late.
Brakbrak will read about it in the Weekly Reader next month.
0bama: Peace in our time.
For Poroshenko to agree to a “permanent” ceasefire now, despite the inevitable backlash that will come from the Right Sector Extremists, tells me that Kiev is very close to a complete military/economic collapse.
Remember, he tried to offer a ceasefire about 3 weeks ago, and Paruiby threatened to resign, and march on the Gov.
Different news coming out of the Kremlin now, from the Spokesman Pekov:
-PUTIN SPOKESMAN SAYS PUTIN AND POROSHENKO DID NOT AGREE ON CEASEFIRE BECAUSE RUSSIA IS NOT A PARTY TO UKRAINE CONFLICT - RIA NEWS AGENCY
Which means that Poroshenko is declaring it “unilaterally”
-PUTIN, POROSHENKO DISCUSSED STEPS TO CEASE-FIRE: PESKOV
Obama Presser just started.
The Evil Empire is back
Now they just need to peacefully arrest the illegal alien soldiers and execute them
How is that possible when Russia has nothing to do with “separatists” ?
Russia has their precious Sudetenlands
Evil Empire Russia only attacked because Ukraine is weak, duh