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Ukrainian Government Refuses To Remove Troops From Crimea, Prepares For War
Kyiv Post ^ | March 17, 2014

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.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: coldwar2; communism; crimea; klitschko; obama; putin; putinsbuttboys; russia; sovietunion; surrendermonkeys; ukraine; viktoryanukovich; war; worldwariii; yuliatymoshenko
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1 posted on 03/17/2014 11:17:11 AM PDT by Strategy
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To: Strategy

This won’t end well....


2 posted on 03/17/2014 11:19:49 AM PDT by ken5050 (I fear a world run by adults who were never spanked as kids and got trophies just for participating)
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To: Strategy

bttt


3 posted on 03/17/2014 11:19:57 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: Strategy

Unless the Ukraine can upgrade their military equipment dramatically in the next few days, this won’t end well for them.


4 posted on 03/17/2014 11:21:37 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: ken5050

Keep your gas tank filled up -— because of course, the prices will rise. It will provide a convenient excuse.


5 posted on 03/17/2014 11:22:16 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: ConservativeMan55

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.


6 posted on 03/17/2014 11:23:57 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (John "Cupcake" Kerry. That's funny right thar, I tell you.)
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To: Strategy

Grandstand for a while to get something, but in the end let it go.


7 posted on 03/17/2014 11:24:25 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Strategy

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.


8 posted on 03/17/2014 11:24:47 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom.)
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To: Strategy
Klitschko v. Putin, last man standing. Bring it.

9 posted on 03/17/2014 11:27:27 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Strategy; Army Air Corps

Now Putin can annex the rest of eastern ukraine.


10 posted on 03/17/2014 11:27:41 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

Indeed.


11 posted on 03/17/2014 11:29:03 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Strategy

12 posted on 03/17/2014 11:30:57 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: elhombrelibre
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.

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?

13 posted on 03/17/2014 11:31:10 AM PDT by PaulCruz2016
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To: The_Victor

You never know. They might have a fully-fueled, bomb-laden 777 at their disposal.


14 posted on 03/17/2014 11:32:03 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: ken5050

This won’t 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.


16 posted on 03/17/2014 11:35:28 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: Strategy; Fennie

You never did answer my question. Are you and Fennie related?


17 posted on 03/17/2014 11:37:02 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Strategy

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.


18 posted on 03/17/2014 11:37:29 AM PDT by Red White and Blue patriot (USA all the way. Love it or Leave it. Better dead than Red. Putin = Hitler 2014)
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To: Strategy

Up to them, just keep our guys out of it!


19 posted on 03/17/2014 11:40:02 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Red White and Blue patriot

I never answered your question ... nope, I will not be voting for either jeb or hilary.


20 posted on 03/17/2014 11:40:10 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: The_Victor

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...


21 posted on 03/17/2014 11:40:25 AM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Strategy
Hey Ukraine don't forget to call on your new friends for help.

Not our boys and girls.

22 posted on 03/17/2014 11:41:26 AM PDT by McGruff (They say the first casualty of war is truth)
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To: Strategy

Definitely. Things might be just starting to heat up.


23 posted on 03/17/2014 11:42:32 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Snowden was Barry’s “flexibility” promise to Putin. It’s no coincidence that Mr. “I love freedom” Snowden ended up there.


24 posted on 03/17/2014 11:42:39 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: PaulCruz2016

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...


25 posted on 03/17/2014 11:44:11 AM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: ken5050

When this is over Russia will control all of the Ukraine.


26 posted on 03/17/2014 11:44:45 AM PDT by formosa
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To: Strategy

>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.


27 posted on 03/17/2014 11:45:47 AM PDT by soycd
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To: formosa

Yup. The question is will The Bear stop at Ukraine?


28 posted on 03/17/2014 11:45:56 AM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: piytar

I’m going to speculate ... nope, changed my mind.


29 posted on 03/17/2014 11:46:08 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Strategy

This is not going to be a war. It’s going to be Russia strolling through the park.


30 posted on 03/17/2014 11:46:49 AM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: Strategy

Putin should just buy them off, they probably haven’t been paid in months.


31 posted on 03/17/2014 11:47:49 AM PDT by Husker24
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To: Strategy

Russia has just recognized it as a sovereign and independent state.

Crimea can now invite Russian troops for its protection.


32 posted on 03/17/2014 11:48:22 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: PaulCruz2016

>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.


33 posted on 03/17/2014 11:48:48 AM PDT by soycd
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To: demshateGod

Agree, great for public consumption, pretending to be tough!


34 posted on 03/17/2014 11:50:01 AM PDT by SIRTRIS
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To: dalereed

I am sure more than a few Jews will “accidentally” be caught up in all this violence to.


35 posted on 03/17/2014 11:53:35 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: elhombrelibre

Did you know he rides bears?


36 posted on 03/17/2014 11:53:46 AM PDT by Red White and Blue patriot (USA all the way. Love it or Leave it. Better dead than Red. Putin = Hitler 2014)
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To: Strategy

QUICK. Hit the red “reset” button. Oops, “overcharged.”


37 posted on 03/17/2014 11:57:03 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: KC_Lion

yep, KC, that is the question ... How many will die if the so-called leaders decide to go hot?


38 posted on 03/17/2014 11:57:23 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Red White and Blue patriot

Yeah, dude is soo weird that he’d need a couple of hundred shrinks to figure out his level of narcissism.


39 posted on 03/17/2014 11:58:28 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

I think you meant to sign up for DEMOCRAT UNDERGROUND, not Free Republic.


40 posted on 03/17/2014 12:01:24 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom.)
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To: The_Victor
Unless the Ukraine can upgrade their military equipment dramatically in the next few days, this won’t end well for them.

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).

41 posted on 03/17/2014 12:02:38 PM PDT by AmericanExceptionalist (Democrats believe in discussing the full spectrum of ideas, all the way from far left to center-left)
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To: Strategy

Not necessarily a wise move when your military is outnumbered more than 10:1 . . .


42 posted on 03/17/2014 12:05:40 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: lodi90
The KGB thug will send in the women and children now. “Civilian” mobs will attack the Ukrainian bases.

If so, he's been studying Obama and his "Occupy" mobs well.

43 posted on 03/17/2014 12:05:44 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: AmericanExceptionalist

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.


44 posted on 03/17/2014 12:06:27 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: soycd

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.


45 posted on 03/17/2014 12:06:38 PM PDT by Red White and Blue patriot (USA all the way. Love it or Leave it. Better dead than Red. Putin = Hitler 2014)
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To: lodi90

He did arm Al Qaeds and the Muslim Brotherhood though


46 posted on 03/17/2014 12:07:36 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: soycd

It was a rhetorical question.


47 posted on 03/17/2014 12:10:51 PM PDT by PaulCruz2016
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To: dforest

Good thing the French didn’t think the same thing about the Colonists during the American Revolution.


48 posted on 03/17/2014 12:13:37 PM PDT by Red White and Blue patriot (USA all the way. Love it or Leave it. Better dead than Red. Putin = Hitler 2014)
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To: Strategy

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.


49 posted on 03/17/2014 12:20:05 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Red White and Blue patriot

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


50 posted on 03/17/2014 12:22:34 PM PDT by dforest
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