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Will Russia invade Ukraine?

Will Russia invade Ukraine?

Asked by: Super Userkruijs in Politics » Asia
Settled on 03/10/2014 08:02 Settled by Super Userkruijs
Winning option:Not before suspension IT TOOK Vladimir Putin less than a day to trample on President Obama’s warning against a Russian military intervention in Ukraine. On Saturday, the Russian president orchestrated a unanimous vote by his rubber-stamp upper house of parliament authorizing invasion not just of the Crimean peninsula — where thousands of Russian troops are already deployed — but of all of Ukraine.

The United States now faces a naked act of armed aggression in the center of Europe by a Russian regime that is signaling its intent to steamroller this U.S. president and his allies. Mr. Obama must demonstrate that can’t be done.



Russian President Vladimir Putin demanded and won his parliament's approval on Saturday to invade Ukraine, where the new government warned of war, put its troops on high alert and appealed to NATO for help.

Putin's open assertion of the right to send troops to a country of 46 million people on the ramparts of central Europe creates the biggest confrontation between Russia and the West since the Cold War.

Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk, leading a government that took power after Moscow's ally Viktor Yanukovich fled a week ago, said Russian military action "would be the beginning of war and the end of any relations between Ukraine and Russia".

Acting President Oleksander Turchinov ordered troops to be placed on high combat alert. Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsya said he had met European and U.S. officials and sent a request to NATO to "examine all possibilities to protect the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine".

Putin's move was a direct rebuff to Western leaders who had repeatedly urged Russia not to intervene, including U.S. President Barack Obama, who just a day before had held a televised address to warn Moscow of "costs" if it acted.

Troops with no insignia on their uniforms but clearly Russian - some in vehicles with Russian number plates - have already seized Crimea, an isolated peninsula in the Black Sea where Moscow has a large military presence in the headquarters of its Black Sea Fleet. Kiev's new authorities have been powerless to stop them.

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   Super Userzvassil
If the speaker of the Duma says "invasion not necessary" - think about what the admirals would not say.
I expect invasion from Kerch to begin tonight/early tomorrow.
I hope it would not happen - but the signs are clear.

   Bayoubear predicted Yes

Even though they are wearing any insignia, seems to me those are Russian troops in there already, as we should still be counting Crimea as part of Ukraine..........

   Super Userkruijs

Russia's Vladimir Putin has agreed to a proposal from Angela Merkel to set up a contact group on Ukraine, the German government said Sunday.

"President Putin accepted the German chancellor's proposal to immediately establish a commission of enquiry as well as a contact group, possibly under the direction of the OSCE, to open a political dialogue," Berlin said in a statement.

   Super Userkruijs

As the Russian Upper House has given its military a free hand with securing stability in Ukraine’s separatist republic of Crimea, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry has called up all reserve forces and put the country on full combat alert. The Voice of Russia reports on the unfolding crisis. Follow our live news updates from the world’s flashpoint region.

   Super Userkruijs

President Obama told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday that the U.S. may boycott an upcoming economic summit in Russia and threatened further penalties if Moscow does not recall its military forces from Ukrainian territory.

In a 90-minute telephone call, Obama warned Putin that Russia faces "greater political and economic isolation," according to a White House description of the call. The president suggested the United Nations would take action for what he called a "breach of international law."

Obama made the threats as the two leaders publicly clashed over the deepening crisis in the former Soviet state.,0,3474561.story

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