Russia to Ukraine: Surrender Crimean Forces or Face ‘Military Storm’
Russia’s military moved from base to base in Crimea Monday, demanding Ukrainian forces surrender, but Ukrainian forces said there is no official Russian ultimatum that they’re aware of, only psychological pressure and threats.
Meanwhile, Russia also pressed hard Monday for Ukrainian politicians to return to the Feb. 21 agreement that promised a new unity government — with fugitive President Viktor Yanukovych back in power — would rule until an early election no later than December.
But the proposal seemed to be a nonstarter as diplomats met in Brussels, Kiev, and Geneva and warnings about the dangers of Russia’s military actions were issued from European capitals.
On the ground, pro-Russian troops held all Ukrainian border posts Monday in Crimea, as well as all military facilities and a key ferry terminal, cementing their stranglehold on the strategic Ukrainian peninsula.
“This is a question of defending our citizens and compatriots, ensuring human rights, especially the right to life,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in Geneva, where he was attending U.N. meetings.
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Ukraine (i/juːˈkreɪn/; Ukrainian: Україна, transliterated: Ukrayina, [ukrɑˈjinɑ]) is a country in Eastern EuropeUkraine borders Russia to the east and northeast, Belarus to the northwest, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary to the west, Romania and Moldova to the southwest, and the Black Sea and Sea of Azov to the south and southeast, respectively. It has an area of 603,628 km2 (233,062 sq mi), making it the largest country entirely within Europe.
The territory of Ukraine was first inhabited at least 44,000 years ago, with the country being a candidate site for both the domestication of the horse and for the origins of the Indo-European language family.
In the Middle Ages, the area became a key center of East Slavic culture, as epitomized by the powerful state ofKievan Rus’. Following its fragmentation in the 13th century, Ukraine was contested, ruled and divided by a variety of powers….
And those OSWALD connections to RUSSIA:
Note above to the NW of Ukraine is:
For more on Belarus and it’s connections to Obamacare see this post:
Also see L. Bell and Royal LITTLE of TEXTRON:
Another connection nearby:
And John Kerry going over there to lend a hand too? For more on him and his connections see this post:
So, is this a diversion in Ukraine to make us look there instead of at our dollar ? Are we doomed to fall without a quick war as some say ? Is it true that the ROYALS are BROKE as the tabloid headlines read at the grocery check out stand today ? WHY ? Didn’t Obama tell PUTIN he would have more flexability after the election ? For WHAT ?
If you haven’t seen this story, I strongly suggest you pay attention.
Last week an international currency exchange stopped accepting U.S. dollars.
Almost immediately after this shocking development, an urgent letter from a member of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee was rushed to the Federal Reserve.
It warned of a quickly escalating threat that was becoming “disruptive to our economy.”
And if something isn’t done “Americans will be left holding the bag on a valueless currency.”
Already states are beginning to react unexpectedly to this situation.
In California, a 75-0 vote in the State Assembly was rushed through that secretly allows our dollar to be replaced with other currencies.
It’s critical you understand what’s happening, before it’s too late.
Because NBC News is now reporting “the currency wars are becoming fierce and bloody.” But the attack is coming from within.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says she’s “usually not one to Told-Ya-So,” but when it comes to her prediction in 2008 that Russia President Vladimir Putin would one day invade Ukraine, she’s claiming her bragging rights….
_** FLASH ** Earthquake Strikes Crimea; Russian Troops Blame U.S. HAARP -
Furious – Saying U.S. “Used a Weapon of Mass Destruct_
Earlier today an even more shocking recording has been “leaked” this time one between the always concerned about human rights EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton and Estonian foreign minister Urmas Paet, in which it is revealed on tape that all those photos of horrifying deaths of Ukrainians by snipers during the last days of the Median stand off, were in fact caused not by Snipers controlled by Yanukovich, but that the snipers shot at both protesters and police in Kiev were allegedly hired by Maidan leaders!
Here is the key exchange, just after 8 minutes into the conversation :
Paet: “All the evidence shows that people who were killed by snipers from both sides, policemen and people from the streets, that they were the same snipers killing people from both sides. … Some photos that showed it is the same handwriting, the same type of bullets, and it is really disturbing that now the new coalition they don’t want to investigate what exactly happened. So there is now stronger and stronger understanding that behind the snipers, it was not Yanukovych, but it was somebody from the new coalition.”
Ashton: “I think we do want to investigate. I mean, I didn’t pick that up, that’s interesting. Gosh.”
Paet: ”It already discreditates (sic) this new coalition.”
So first US orchestrates the Kiev overthrow, and now the new “leaders” of Ukraine are allegedly found to have fired against their own people - the same provocation they subsequently used to run Yanukovich out of the country and install a pro-Western puppet government. Of course, said pro-Western coalition has not been discreditated (sic) because Ms. Ashton has sternly refused to investigate, knowing quite well how horribly this would reflect on the new Ukraine “leadership” - a government which shot its own people to fabricate the pretext under which it rose to power.
Is it any wonder then that Russia has responded the way it has?
As for at least one of the affected parties, Estonia, it has just confirmed the authenticity of the recording, and the ministry of foreign affairs has organized a press conference to answer media questions today at 5 pm. From the Valisministeerium:
No. 84-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton uploaded to the Internet today, a phone call is authentic.
Paet and Ashton conversation took place on 26 February, following Estonia’s Foreign Minister’s visit to Ukraine, and immediately after the end of the street violence.
Foreign Minister Paet communicate what he had said about the meetings held in Kiev last day and expressed concern about the situation.
“It is extremely regrettable that such an interception is occurring at all”“said Paet., Including its call for today’s photos are not random,” he added.
Yes, it is truly regrettable that the people know the truth….
I read that the EU is broke and someone robbing Ukraine soooo…
Note this comment at this link…food for thought ?
Of all the former SSRs, Estonia is clearly the most well positioned economically. It was the first to adopt the euro, it is an enthusiastic member of NATO, and since its inception as a free nation, it has virtually acted in tandem with every major US foreign policy decision including contributing troops to Bush’s very unpopular Coalition of the Willing that pre-emptively invaded Iraq.
No former SSR have these distinctions and no current EU member either.
Paet’s reputation is beyond doubt. What he says is true- but to reiterate, he did not confirm the conspiracy that the killings were performed by revolutionaries themselves, but that it is a discussion point worthy of an investigation.
Estonia has a very large Russian minority and the Russians there have yet to appear restive. This could turn on a dime.
While this news should quell ethnic Russians in the Baltics, it is very bad news for Maiden. If the investigation proves Paet’s discussion point, it will be a death nil to the nascent uprising.
Yes, the Russians did leak the phone conversation, but in the interest of transparency, the truth is better now than sometime later or if it never came out.
Undoubtedly, the truth must reveal itself if Ukrainians, regardless of ethnicity or preferences for east or west, expect a peaceful transition into whatever awaits.
Critically noteworthy is that if Ukrainians themselves killed fellow Ukrainians, Putin will come out smelling like roses if he continues his “invasion”, “occupation”, or “humanitarian assurance” without so much as a hint of violence.
If he shows such a strong arm that no Ukrainian or Russian dies, who is anyone to complain?
With everyone alive, a peaceful resolution is inevitable. Patience is indicated.
Of note, Hillary Clinton shamefully put her foot in her mouth comparing Putin the Hitler. Hitler used the pretext to invade sovereign countries to reclaim lands that Germany lost in WWI.
Russia, then the de facto overlord of the USSR, NEVER lost Crimea, it simply gave it away in 1954 as a symbolic gesture. Ukraine was not independent even though it had a seat in the UN. It was more or less a state like New York.
It would be as if Eisenhower gave Long Island to New Jersey and then years later, New Jersey became its own country. Wouldn’t it seem plausible that New Yorkers and Americans would want strategic and wealthy Long Island back? And isn’t it reasonable to think that ethnic “New Yorkers” in Port Jefferson and Hicksville would be protesting against New Jersey and ask for America’s help in getting them back into the union?
Russian military bases have been in Crimea for centuries and the current (or most recently verified) Ukraine government said they can remain until 2042! Russian troops are already there- if more have come without a single shot being fired, how can that possibly compare to a Germany expressly prohibited from having any military bases abroad as a settlement of WWI? Hitler’s patently illegal ensuing bloody Blitzkrieg is so off the charts compared to Putin’s “thing”.
Had Hillary had just a basic understanding of Crimea and its unique history, she would not have thrown the Hitler card on the table so impulsively. This is inflammatory, reckless, and a grave hindrance to peace making.
NEVER compare any Russian to Hitler period- Hitler killed millions of Russians including in the battle of all battles- Stalingrad.
It would be as if Putin called her the c-word just as the two would sit down to talk about affirming women’s rights around the world!
She is ignorant. She should not be president. She should retire and zip it right now!
And I still cannot fathom why Kerry is taking the lead here! The lead belongs to Merkel.
It my cynical mind, I think this a money grab for Putin’s and the Russian oligarchs’ assets in the west. While those assets were likely ill gotten, I fail to see the moral superiority of stealing them away on this pretext.
Almost in the same paragraph- IMF loans (to enslave Ukrainians to foreign lenders) and freezing the assets of those who oppose such an arrangement.
This isn’t liberation, this is bait and switch on a used car lot in which every car is a lemon!
Ukraine is being carpet bagged by the west and being sat at the back of the bus by the east. There has got to be a better way.
How’s Bhutan doing anyway? The third path chosen is usually best even if it meanders a bit.
The fact is, Europe is bankrupt and Russia is quite solvent and not a debtor nation. Russia debt ratio sits at well under 10% while the US, France, the UK are exceeding close to 100%.
Russia can afford to be more generous. Then, everyone wins.
Putin is being fleeced today- his assets abroad about to be frozen. Whether he deserves it or not is another matter, but I would like to know where all of the sheep’s wool is going.
And, not one word of the Estonian Paets in any newspaper in the USA. The US media is either exceedingly dumb or under a censor’s thumb.
EU to provide Ukraine with $15B aid package, will freeze assets of Ukrainians for fund misuse
Russia has a 10% debt. USA 100%…Putin has the money.We don’t even have jobs.
|Date||21 November 2013–present
(3 months, 1 week and 6 days)
|Location||Ukraine, primarily Kiev (notably Maidan Nezalezhnosti)|
|Methods||Demonstrations, Internet activism, civil disobedience, civil resistance, hacktivism,occupation of administrative buildings|
|Parties to the civil conflict|
The demonstrations began on the night of 21 November 2013, when protests erupted in the capital, Kiev, after the Ukrainian government suspended preparations for signing an Association Agreement and a Free Trade Agreement with the European Union, in order to seek closer economic relations with Russia The president had asked for 20 billion USD in loans and aid The EU was willing to offer 610 million euros (838 million USD) in loans however Russia was willing to offer 15 billion USD in loansThe Euromaidan (Ukrainian: Євромайдан, Yevromaidan, literally “Eurosquare”) is a wave of ongoingdemonstrations, civil unrest and revolution in Ukraine, which began on the night of 21 November 2013 with public protests demanding closer European integration. The scope of the protests expanded, with many calls for the resignation of President Viktor Yanukovych and his government.Many protesters joined because of the violent dispersal of protesters on 30 November and “a will to change life in Ukraine” By 25 January 2014, the protests had been fueled by the perception of widespread government corruption, abuse of power, and violation of human rights in Ukraine Unrest stemming from the Euromaidan protests and subsequent, violent government response has prompted fears of civil war.