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Itís time for the West to get tough on Ukraine
Washington Post ^

Posted on 12/09/2017 1:23:08 PM PST by NorseViking

Maxim Eristavi is a nonresident research fellow with the Atlantic Council and co-founder of Hromadske International, an independent news outlet, based in Kiev.

Ukraine’s complex political intrigues can be hard to figure out. But this week we’ve arrived at a rare moment of clarity.

The most important domestic issue in our country is corruption. And for the first time in our modern history, we have the people and the institutions in place to fight it.

But at the very moment when anti-corruption officials have really started to tackle the problem, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is moving to undermine them. His followers in parliament have dismissed the head of a crucial anti-corruption committee, and now they’re preparing to neutralize the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU), its only independent anti-graft body, which has made a name for itself with aggressive prosecutions of high-ranking politicians.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: fake; fakenews; globalists; nazi; neoconwars; poroshenko; ukraine
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Imagine, Compost doesn't like the Ukrainian revolution anymore.
1 posted on 12/09/2017 1:23:08 PM PST by NorseViking
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To: NorseViking

Well the WaPo staff are welcome to go over and fix things. I don’t see a compelling reason to stick our nose init.


2 posted on 12/09/2017 1:28:24 PM PST by Seruzawa (TANSTAAFL!)
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Ukraine will never be more than a corrupt debtor nation because that’s exactly how the fat cat elites wants it.


3 posted on 12/09/2017 1:32:33 PM PST by caww (freeen)
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To: NorseViking

This must be Putin’s fault/s


4 posted on 12/09/2017 1:32:54 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Seruzawa

Obama, Clinton and their Soros pals broke Ukraine for the next two generations.


5 posted on 12/09/2017 1:33:15 PM PST by PGR88
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To: PGR88; Mariner; caww; Seruzawa

6 posted on 12/09/2017 1:38:44 PM PST by NorseViking
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To: NorseViking

That McCain sure knows how to pick-em.


7 posted on 12/09/2017 1:40:42 PM PST by DoughtyOne (McConnell / Ryan: Why pass Cons legislation when we can pass Leftist legislation for Leftists?)
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To: Seruzawa

I Quite agree - Under Obama they broke the agreement we had with the Russians to stay out of neighboring countries - the result is renewed conflict with the Russians - costing us big time..

We are already bleeding over $1T / year in overseas adventures that have no end.

My take - unless they are a direct threat to USA trade - stay out of it - if we have to go in - we should not just defeat the enemy - but conquer - re-educate with an army of teachers - replace the culture - but if it isn’t worth it - stay out.


8 posted on 12/09/2017 1:40:45 PM PST by paulk ( If one fails to learn self discipline, Don't worry; there will be others to boss you around. -kps)
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Problems in Ukraine?

Let the Ukrainians sort it out.

As far as I'm concerned, the USA is no longer in the nation building business.

Don't like living in Ukraine?

Hitchhike into northern Europe. They'll take of you.

9 posted on 12/09/2017 1:42:32 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: NorseViking

Everybody that matters knows that the flap over Ukraine is theater to cover the Russian take over of the Crimea.


10 posted on 12/09/2017 1:42:35 PM PST by Thibodeaux (2018 is looking good)
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That Maxim guy is a flaming homo. Always stirring the pot and all he really cares about is gay stuff.


11 posted on 12/09/2017 1:43:04 PM PST by lodi90
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To: Thibodeaux

CORRECTION: Russia has never functionally given up control of Crimea.


12 posted on 12/09/2017 1:48:14 PM PST by MrEdd (Caveat Emptor)
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Tough on Ukraine?

I think Putin has beat you to the punch, Billy Yank!


13 posted on 12/09/2017 2:11:12 PM PST by CharleysPride (Vaya Con Dios Eli, great career, man. Ole Miss still sucks, of course.)
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To: Thibodeaux

So? In the past Crimea belonged to Russia. Why is this our problem? The US has troops in just about every place in the world fighting for other countries. Time for the nation-building, world policeman crap to stop.


14 posted on 12/09/2017 2:21:55 PM PST by Pining_4_TX (For they sow the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind. ~ Hosea 8:7)
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Crimea only went to Ukraine, because Khrushchev, wanting to make nice with the Ukrainians after being Stalin’s man in Ukraine, made the meaningless gesture of transferring Crimea from the Russian SSR to the Ukrainian SSR.


15 posted on 12/09/2017 2:23:18 PM PST by dfwgator
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Johnny is always the first on the ground that tells immediately whatever

is happening will never end well...every time.....'where he goes' will always

breed violence and death to follow.

He rates right along side Ob and Hillary....Dark souls to be sure....


16 posted on 12/09/2017 2:25:40 PM PST by caww (freeen)
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We should recall that the Russians signed an agreement with Ukraine for the use of a naval base until 2049....and that under that agreement...Russia was allowed up to 24,000 troops in Ukraine.

.... At the time of the illegal coup in Kiev they had roughly 16,000 troops stationed there. The Russians moved to insure that there military assets weren’t used against either them or the Crimean people.

Given the rampant corruption in the Ukraine...I can’t say I blame them... At this point the Crimean people were given a choice...take their chances with an ‘openly hostile’ gov. to Russians in Kiev...or return to Russia, which they had been a part of for more than 2 centuries.

Given that the vast majority of Crimeans are ethnic Russians...it’s no surprise that they chose the stability and familiarity and voted to return to Russia...... further we certainly know now that Ukraine/Kiev was the illegal coup d’etat started with the financial and logistical help of the US...


17 posted on 12/09/2017 2:32:14 PM PST by caww (freeen)
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To: NorseViking

From 2014 - Hunter Biden’s new job at a Ukrainian gas company is a problem for U.S. soft power

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2014/05/14/hunter-bidens-new-job-at-a-ukrainian-gas-company-is-a-problem-for-u-s-soft-power/?utm_term=.1554e8e20257


18 posted on 12/09/2017 2:33:09 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: NorseViking

The Ukraine is apparently working with the Collusion and Obstruction of Justice (in theory and practice) consulting team of Comey and Mueller.


19 posted on 12/09/2017 2:38:01 PM PST by Paladin2 (No spelchk nor wrong word auto substition on mobile dev. Please be intelligent and deal with it....)
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To: zeestephen
I personally volunteer to go over and be hard on these Ukrainians.


20 posted on 12/09/2017 2:39:25 PM PST by ASA Vet (Make American Intelligence Great Again.)
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