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Yushchenko, hero of Ukraine’s Orange Revolution warns Europe that Putin won’t stop at Crimea
McClatchy DC ^ | 3-27-14 | Mathew Schofield

Posted on 03/28/2014 6:34:25 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

KIEV, Ukraine — To Viktor Yushchenko, the man at the heart of Ukraine’s Orange Revolution a decade ago, March 2014 looks a lot like August 1939. Europe, once again, is at war. But Europe is also, once again, refusing to realize it and react.

Yushchenko, the former Ukrainian president who has spent much of his political life at odds with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and incurred his wrath, says there should not be any doubt about what is going on: Putin’s Russia has been waging economic and information war on his country for years. It has now added a territorial war in seizing Crimea. Instead of reacting: “Europe has paused.”

“Putin will not pause,” he said. “This pause, not to bring Ukraine deeper into the European community, Putin will use this. This is harvest time for Putin.”

Yushchenko just a decade ago was almost a messianic leader here, not so much attracting voters as worshipers. Americans will remember him primarily as the man who survived an apparent assassination attempt by dioxin poisoning, then rose to power on the shoulders of massive protests against a brazenly stolen election.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: banksters; chevron; crimea; energy; eu; eunwovputin; globalists; imf; orangerevolution; putin; russia; sorosmedia; ukraine; ukrainecrisis; viktoryanukovich; yuliatymoshenko; yushchenko; yushenko

1 posted on 03/28/2014 6:34:25 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

What’s he worried about? Obama will simply draw a red line and that will stop Putin cold in his tracks. /sarc


2 posted on 03/28/2014 6:39:00 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Same rabble rousers, different day.


3 posted on 03/28/2014 6:39:35 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

Don’t worry, El-Presidente will meet with Putin then come back and declare “Peace in our time”.


4 posted on 03/28/2014 6:43:57 AM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Oh, yeah? I dare you to escalate, Vlad. That's all the excuse the Obama administration will need to go all nuclear with the selfie-bombs on your pasty white azz.

Am I right Jen Psaki? Huh? Up high!


5 posted on 03/28/2014 6:44:33 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

http://www.spectrezine.org/yushchenkos-place-history-leader-who-failed-his-people


6 posted on 03/28/2014 6:46:13 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: afraidfortherepublic

May or may not find this kinda funny:

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%22cuban+leaf%22+september+1st+1939+freerepublic


7 posted on 03/28/2014 6:47:13 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Yushchenko's lucky he survived the Russian attempt to kill him while they were screwing with the Ukrainian 2004 elections.


8 posted on 03/28/2014 6:48:22 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: logic101.net

Don’t worry, El-Presidente will meet with Putin then come back and declare “Peace in our time”.


He can do that now because he has more “flexibility”.


9 posted on 03/28/2014 6:48:40 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Allow me to warn Viktor Yushchenko that Baraq Obama will do nothing to stop (or even slow down) Vladimir Putin. In addition, reckless statements made by Obama will further weaken America’s position and actually embolden Putin to act.


10 posted on 03/28/2014 6:53:39 AM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Texas Eagle

izzat fer real?......................and to think they believe we are the stupid people...................


11 posted on 03/28/2014 6:55:35 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
It was the EU not Russia which Provoked the Ukraine Crisis Breitbart UK
12 posted on 03/28/2014 7:01:58 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Red Badger
Yes. I stole it from another thread.

Uproar over DC’s ‘selfie’ support for Ukraine

13 posted on 03/28/2014 7:02:53 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: opentalk
Gee. You mean that the EU and the US tried to help Ukrainians who were aware that their president was a corrupt puppet of Putin? How awful! Of course, every Ukrainian who wants freedom must be a Nazi - just like all of us who want freedom from oppressive government in the US must be Nazis. Right? /sarcasm

Paul Craig Roberts, Lew Rockwell, etc. are idiots who would be happy to sit back and let their hero Putin take over all of Eastern Europe just like his Soviet heroes. Not everyone who understands that Putin is a global threat is a Neo-con.

14 posted on 03/28/2014 8:01:38 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: Dr. Thorne

Don’t forget all those Nazis in Venezuela trying to oust the Cubans and their puppet Maduro.


15 posted on 03/28/2014 8:30:40 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
..Yushchenko and Timoshenko need to bury the hatchet (not in each other's backs) and speak with a united voice

It may not stop the Russian tanks in the end, but it might help rally the people to the point that Putin would have second thoughts--now if our govt would just shut up...

16 posted on 03/28/2014 8:35:43 AM PDT by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: WalterSkinner

All the old players need to just go away, they are all corrupt to the core, they are not the answer for a truly free Ukraine.


17 posted on 03/28/2014 8:36:16 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

..can’t argue with that—just looking at present realities...


18 posted on 03/28/2014 8:40:38 AM PDT by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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