Skip to comments.Ukraine Crisis Live: Russia Admits its Troops Are Moving in Crimea
Posted on 02/28/2014 8:34:17 AM PST by kristinn
16.25 Our correspondent in Simferopol, Roland Oliphant, says Russian troops have moved into Crimea in what Moscow is calling a mission to protect Black Sea Fleets positions
15.50 BREAKING: The Russian foreign ministry has admitted that armoured units from the Black Sea Fleet base near Sevastopol had entered Crimea in order to protect fleet positions.
The Ukrainian side was also passed a note regarding the movement of armoured vehicles of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Crimea, which is happening in full accordance with the foundation Russian-Ukrainian agreements on the Black Sea Fleet, the ministry said in a statement posted on its website on Friday afternoon.
In the same note the Russian foreign ministry said it had declined a Ukrainian request for bilateral consultations on events in Crimea because they are the result of recent internal political processes in Ukraine.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
You knew this was coming.
If Obama allows Ukraine to be drug back into Russian control, he will be the pResident who rebuilt the Iron Curtain.
For him that will be a point of pride.
The US under zer0’s regime is 5x the communist regime than Russia.
We must wake up to that fact and work on taking care of removing our own Iron Curtain. And let the Russians, Crimea and the Ukraine work this out for themselves.
Nobody even seems to care about the fact that he gave Iraq back to Al Qaeda, or gave Egypt to the Muslim Brotherhood, or is allowing Iran to get nukes. I sincerely doubt the MSM or any of the US public cares (or even has a clue about any of it) what happens in the Ukraine.
Obama got his tough talk on video and that pretty much wraps up his involvement. If things go south from here, the MSM will go mum on the topic and we'll be back to celebrating our gayness instead.
Only two possible outcomes. Split the country in half or live under Russian control.
I’m not really wasting a whole lot of time thinking about it. We’ve got far bigger problems right here.
Doing nothing, for Ukraine, is a violation of treaty. The Budapest Memorandum, signed by Bill Clinton, John Major, Boris Yeltsin and Leonid Kuchma the then-rulers of the USA, UK, Russia and Ukraine the treaty promises to uphold the territorial integrity of Ukraine, in return for Ukraine giving up its nuclear weapons.
Putin will be he most powerful nation on the earth in a few years. They will reclaim the Ukraine in short order and he knows that King Obama is a child like piece of garbage and the most ignorant President America ever had. Say goodbye to America, we are now a communists nation heading to third world status.
If the EU embraces their tactics, what's to stop protestors in places like Greece from doing the same thing to get rid of the EU?
BREAKING VIDEO of 12 #russian-combat helicopters (MI-24 & MI-8 3) over #Sevastopol in #Crimea http://youtu.be/ZUthbNCA1nc |PR Video #Ukraine
Hard ass talk from us is pointless. Its like being threatened by Madagascar.
Greece had its current government installed by the IMF and Goldman Sachs. If the Greek people rebel the EU will send in troops and shoot them in the streets.
They have a Naval Base in Crimea. Of course they’re going to protect it.
I’m not sure that memo applies to this event. If it does, it seems that Nato has something to say first. At present, it appears to be a civil war.
ITV: Russian soldiers ‘surround Ukraine border guard base’
U.S. Media pretty much ignoring these events. Are they afraid covering it might make King Obama and the Democrats look bad?
So, the ‘wargames’ and ‘exercises’ were nothing but actual war.
I’m not surprised Russia has acted. I just did not anticipate it would happen this soon.
We all knew this was coming.
Ukraine threw off the shackles and the Russians will bring them right back.
Yanukovyich is probably going to be installed as head of “Russian Crimea”
The US say anything about this yet? Does it matter?
Obama might personally rebuild the wall
would that make him any worse than FDR?
Unfortunately, Russia has no intention of letting the Ukraine go - too important and too close.
I hardly think this is as big an issue as the news is making it. Joining the EU doesn’t mean prosperity for all the people in the country. More likely prosperity for a few wealthy while the farming class which is significant in that part of the world gets the shaft ultimately and the wealthy from the west get to come in and buy up the land and wealth. (The situation for many in Romania)
With Soros involved in this up to his eyeballs who can trust the outcome? Soros does the NWO bankers business and chaos as does Putin to an extant. The revolutions 2 decades ago in most of these countries were manipulated and contrived by Russia. That even includes Romania if one looks deep enough. (the military and police acting strangely and in attics and rooftops taking shots at civilians - this is acknowledged by the people in the country and a number of books - and similar behavior in the Ukraine) Not saying there isn’t a real desire by people for independence or change, but that at higher levels among the powers that be these things are usually predetermined and played out for the Wests consumption for an endgame that further weakens real freedom and enables corruption and world socialism or the NWO.
America has more than enough issues to deal with than assuring Ukrainian independence. And if we do get involved who knows if that that wasn’t the gambit all along to further stretch our resources and get us into more ridiculous situations - what all for the cause of democracy? (whatever that fr-kin means?)
MFA in Russia ordered it's consulate in Simferopol to give Russian passports to Berkut. Putin needs ppl who will do what they are told.
From the pro-Russia population of Crimea?
No...from the puppet fascists in Kiev.
The agreement was that Greater Russia be allowed to happen, and as a result we get concessions on Natural Gas.
You really think this about their naval base?
Yup, that’s our Vladi . . . standing-up for human rights, the rule of law, and free will. Where do we find such brave men? [swoon]
Russian troops: No where near a naval base
If I were a betting man, I would bet that it wasn't Vlad who started this latest little "revolution". I would bet that the pro-EU west was behind this one (just like the ones in Egypt, Libya, and elsewhere).
Quite frankly, I can understand why people don't want to be part of the EU... the EU isn't exactly doing all that great for it's people... it's just another layer of corrupt government sapping the fruits out of people's labors.
I went to yahoo News and did the side scroll for a bit and saw nothing about this
Take Venezuela, for example, who is pulling the strings there?
Absolutely AND the 60% of the Crimean population who are Russian.
The Soviet Union and Russians colonized lots of the countries absorbed by the USSR and sent massive numbers of people to Siberia
It makes me wonder why a poor country would want to align itself with the EU. Who is behind those protestors?
yes, we knew, we predicted it days ago
I suppose we should also give parts of the US back to Mexico because they speak Spanish??
It is still short of troops and armor crossing from Russia proper into Ukraine. I think Putin will continue to nibble and use the local forces and population as cover and not openly invade. He may move for a de facto partition of the Crimea and maybe some of the East from the rest of Ukraine rather than a full annexation IMO.
The Egyptian "Arab Spring" might have fizzled out on its own had we (the West) not given such support to the radicals. Same thing in Libya. By the same token, the near-revolution in Iran a few years ago had the same potential, but we kept quiet and thus helped the regime.
In the Ukraine, we're talking it up, offering financial incentives, and the MSM is playing its part. We're definitely involved.
I was kinda waiting for that ever since Ukraine kick out the so called President last weekend
Al Jazeera and BBC been cover it hard core since last weekend
17.35 All aircraft movements at Sevastopol’s Belbek airfield are stopped after unidentified individuals seized the runway, a according to the Interfax-Ukraine news agency
.... From the same source as this thread...
Its questionable how treaties hold up in court when a government is overthrown. Just look at what happened with the regime rollercoaster in Egypt.
Bill Clinton? Forget it.
When we are ‘America’ again we will rebuild our military. I don’t want this POSOTUS handling more of our military than he has to.
At this time former KGB operative vlad Putin makes a better capitalist leader and Christian than zer0.
No, but US did act in part of Mexico populated bz Americans... its called Texas....
Conciliatory words hide Putin’s anger over Ukraine
At almost midnight and with little fanfare, the Kremlin put out a statement outlining President Vladimir Putin’s orders on Ukraine - and they were as conciliatory as earlier Russian announcements had been confrontational.
Ordering his government to work with Ukrainian and foreign partners to find a financial package to shore up Ukraine’s collapsing finances, Putin struck a measured note compared to the military muscle-flexing of other officials, who had put thousands of Russian troops on high alert.
Russian intervention in Ukraine would be grave mistake: White House
by Amy Tennery (Reuters) 11:42 AM
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