Skip to comments.Ukrainian Government Refuses To Remove Troops From Crimea, Prepares For War
Posted on 03/17/2014 11:17:11 AM PDT by Strategy
In the wake of a March 16 referendum in which Crimeans voted to join the Russian Federation, Ukrainian leaders refused to cede any part of the peninsula, calling on their troops to prepare for war.
"Crimea was, is, and will be our territory," said Defense Minister Ihor Tenyukh in a statement delivered at the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center on March 17.
Former heavyweight boxing champion and leader of the Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform Vitali Klitschko announced that Ukrainian troops would remain at their bases, even after March 21, the end of a peace treaty signed by the interior ministries of Ukraine and Russia.
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This won’t end well....
Unless the Ukraine can upgrade their military equipment dramatically in the next few days, this won’t end well for them.
This is getting interesting. Would probably be a good time for Obama to rescind his “flexibility” promise to Russia. Might also want to approve Keystone and start discussing LNG contracts with Europe.
Grandstand for a while to get something, but in the end let it go.
Well, Putinistas keep telling us how STRONG Putin is. I guess he can beat up a country that he’s kept weak with his puppet president. That ought to prove he’s the big man they admire so much.
Now Putin can annex the rest of eastern ukraine.
We keep hearing how strong the U.S. is, but apparently our military will only mess with weak, pathetic countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya. Why won't we stand up to Russia?
You never know. They might have a fully-fueled, bomb-laden 777 at their disposal.
This wont end well....
The KGB thug will send in the women and children now. “Civilian” mobs will attack the Ukrainian bases. The Ukrainians will act like adults and withdraw rather than shoot. Man child Putin will then get his booby prize.
You never did answer my question. Are you and Fennie related?
God bless the Ukrainian freedom fighters. Brave men and women to the last. Damn Obama and the EU cowards for leaving to the “mercy” of the Reds.
Up to them, just keep our guys out of it!
I never answered your question ... nope, I will not be voting for either jeb or hilary.
They cannot survive a stand-up fight. The solution is well known: Asymmetric warfare. Bet they have trained extensively for that given their proximity to The Bear.
But it still won’t end well. For ANYONE...
Not our boys and girls.
Definitely. Things might be just starting to heat up.
Snowden was Barry’s “flexibility” promise to Putin. It’s no coincidence that Mr. “I love freedom” Snowden ended up there.
Because WWIII would seriously suck. That’s why we fought proxy wars with the USSR instead of head-to-head wars. Obamatard was too stupid to see this coming, though, and now with Russian troops on the ground, a proxy war is out of the question. It would be a head-to-head fight between two nuclear armed superpowers. End of Days kind of stuff. Even Obamatard does not want that — I hope...
When this is over Russia will control all of the Ukraine.
>Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform
What is up with these democrats always wanting to fight? If they were really “Democratic”, they would accept that the people have decided they want to hang with the Bear.
Yup. The question is will The Bear stop at Ukraine?
I’m going to speculate ... nope, changed my mind.
This is not going to be a war. It’s going to be Russia strolling through the park.
Putin should just buy them off, they probably haven’t been paid in months.
Russia has just recognized it as a sovereign and independent state.
Crimea can now invite Russian troops for its protection.
>Why won’t we stand up to Russia?
Cause Russia ain’t over here trying to annex the USA. Until then, there is no need to get a bunch of kids killed over a local rearrangement that’s none of our concern.
Agree, great for public consumption, pretending to be tough!
I am sure more than a few Jews will “accidentally” be caught up in all this violence to.
Did you know he rides bears?
QUICK. Hit the red “reset” button. Oops, “overcharged.”
yep, KC, that is the question ... How many will die if the so-called leaders decide to go hot?
Yeah, dude is soo weird that he’d need a couple of hundred shrinks to figure out his level of narcissism.
I think you meant to sign up for DEMOCRAT UNDERGROUND, not Free Republic.
The way for Ukraine to upgrade its military equipment, it seems to me, would be for the US to supply it with sophisticated weaponry, with which to repel the Russian invaders. (In fact, we have a lot of equipment we are just leaving in Afghanistan.)
State-of-the-art tanks and sophisticated warplanes could do a great deal to deter Moscow. Sadly, however, I do not expect these to be forthcoming from President Obama, despite his overheated rhetoric (and that of his Secretary of State).
Not necessarily a wise move when your military is outnumbered more than 10:1 . . .
If so, he's been studying Obama and his "Occupy" mobs well.
The way for Ukraine to upgrade its military equipment, it seems to me, would be for the US to supply it with sophisticated weaponry, with which to repel the Russian invaders.
We are about 50 steps in escalation from arming the Ukrainians. Putin invaded Ukraine outside of the Crimea yesterday and the response today from obama was a travel ban on 10 Russians. The kenyan won’t send arms to the Ukrainians. Ever. It’s not in his DNA.
Wrong! Everything the Reds do is our business. The must be stopped now before they rebuild their empire and enslave even more freedom loving people.
He did arm Al Qaeds and the Muslim Brotherhood though
It was a rhetorical question.
Good thing the French didn’t think the same thing about the Colonists during the American Revolution.
King Barry knows all about war.
But the “war” he knows about is the kids card game that he plays when Reggie comes to visit.
You are kooky. I am tired of our kids dying for cause that Obama decides aren’t worth it. You need to take a look and realize the country you seem to think you live in no longer exists as a government of the people.
You want to fight them. Go fight them. you will be forgotten as all our troops have been shafted by this administration.
Crimea is not our battle. However, it is a battle if the EU wants to sacrifice their kids for a cause. Perhaps you should open up your eyes and take a look at a battle that is your business. It is here!
Oh that is right, you are the one who thinks we can just vote it all away. Geesh