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Vladi­mir Putin demands Ukraine withdraw troops from troubled eastern regions
WP ^ | May 1, 2014 | Michael Birnbaum and Simon Denyer

Posted on 05/01/2014 9:34:14 AM PDT by 1rudeboy

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladi­mir Putin demanded Thursday that the Ukrainian government withdraw its troops from the troubled eastern part of the country, where pro-Russian separatists have been gaining ground.

Putin made the demand in a conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who called the Russian leader Thursday about the deteriorating security situation in eastern Ukraine. She reached out to Putin a day after Ukraine’s acting president said he had lost control of that portion of his country.

Merkel, who will meet with President Obama on Friday in Washington, pressed Putin to help secure the release of seven international observers — four of them German — who have been taken hostage by separatist forces in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slovyansk, her spokesman said Thursday.

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Crowds of separatists massed in front of Donetsk’s police station Thursday, demanding that all pro-Russian activists be freed across eastern Ukraine. They waved Russian flags — and at least one banner depicting World War II-era Soviet leader Joseph Stalin and the Communist hammer and sickle symbol — and played Soviet patriotic songs. Then they turned their attention to the nearby the state prosecutor’s office, where dozens of black-clad riot police with metal shields stood in front of the entrance.

A confrontation quickly ensued, as the riot police attempted to push the crowd away from the entrance with tear gas. The protesters, chanting “fascists,” threw rocks, breaking windows in the office building and demanding that the prosecutor come out. Men in black balaclavas quickly pushed the riot police away from the entrance and forced them to surrender, less than an hour after the pro-Russian protesters had arrived.

If Ukraine’s interim government carries out military operations in the eastern part of the country, it “could lead to disastrous consequences,” the Russian Foreign Ministry warned Thursday.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: communism; russia; sovietunion; ukraine

1 posted on 05/01/2014 9:34:14 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

This is a great strategy. We should try this in Afghanistan.

“Dear Taliban: We demand you retreat from the troubled region.......” Sincerely, The Douche.

Now, I freely recognize that should such retreat take place, most of the middle east would be empty.


2 posted on 05/01/2014 9:39:14 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue (I have no home. I'm the wind.)
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To: 1rudeboy

Yep, if the Ukraine uses it’s military to restore peace inside it’s borders, that’s a big threat to Russia.

Vlad has lost his marbles.


3 posted on 05/01/2014 9:45:59 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: 1rudeboy
If Ukraine’s interim government carries out military operations in the eastern part of the country, it “could lead to disastrous consequences,”

I don't think Putin bluffs. His guys are right next door.

4 posted on 05/01/2014 9:47:06 AM PDT by McGruff (I'ts not the crime it's the coverup they said.)
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To: 1rudeboy

All of this goes together with these:

Breaking: Ukraine reintroduces military conscription as pro-Russians seize govt building in Donetsk
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3150903/posts

IMF Warns Ukraine: Fight For The East Or No Money
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3150908/posts

The phone lines from DC must be on fire with “FIGHT, DAMMIT!! You’re Making the Messiah Obama LOOK BAD!!”


5 posted on 05/01/2014 9:48:58 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: 1rudeboy
Here's how to end the Ukraine crisis in 5 minutes. Obama on Phone to Putin: Vlad, are you gonna back off the border? Nyet! Ok, then I'm deploying the 82nd Airborne to Ukraine and missile defenses to Poland. We'll leave when you stand down. Have a nice day. The problem is, our Potus is a scum with no cojones.
6 posted on 05/01/2014 9:52:06 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue (I have no home. I'm the wind.)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

“The problem is, our Potus is a scum with no cojones.”

This is a crisis precisely because our POTUS has no Cajones. And the network Evening News shows STILL won’t be covering it.


7 posted on 05/01/2014 9:54:00 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

Even if he ordered a precautionary deployment in Poland, he’d screw it up by imposing some brutally stupid ROE.


8 posted on 05/01/2014 10:02:33 AM PDT by agere_contra (I once saw a movie where only the police and military had guns. It was called 'Schindler's List'.)
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To: 1rudeboy

IOW, GIVE IT UP, IT’S MINE!......................


9 posted on 05/01/2014 10:09:49 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: TangledUpInBlue
I'm deploying the 82nd Airborne to Ukraine and missile defenses to Poland.

You willing to start WW-III for Ukraine?

10 posted on 05/01/2014 10:13:03 AM PDT by McGruff (I'ts not the crime it's the coverup they said.)
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To: McGruff

Time to call Russia’s bluff like we should have in way back in Berlin.


11 posted on 05/01/2014 10:22:10 AM PDT by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: 1rudeboy

Am wondering when Obastard is going to send John Ferry over to get Putins word that if Obastard lets him take certain areas of the Ukraine that he (Putin) will not take the whole country over.

Sound familiar?


12 posted on 05/01/2014 10:33:54 AM PDT by crz
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To: 1rudeboy
Vladi­mir Putin demands Ukraine withdraw troops

Or, "You can do what you want, Ukraine, but the next time you see me comin' you better run."

13 posted on 05/01/2014 10:42:20 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: TangledUpInBlue
I LOVE armchair Generals!

Are you volunteering to lead the 82nd into Ukraine?

14 posted on 05/01/2014 10:42:53 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

How About Obama’s 69th Rainbow Rump Rangers??


15 posted on 05/01/2014 10:47:59 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: 1rudeboy

Not a bad strategy - march in once they leave and get the territory without a shot in the guise of “policing”.


16 posted on 05/01/2014 2:07:50 PM PDT by major-pelham
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To: 1rudeboy

The terrorist and mass-murderer KGB Putin must pull his criminal occupation forces from Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova.


17 posted on 05/01/2014 2:10:25 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: TangledUpInBlue

82nd airborne vs roughly 800,000 Russian troops with control of the air. At least 30,000 Russian elite within hours travel.
Yes, that’s the video gamers take...


18 posted on 05/01/2014 4:09:40 PM PDT by bill1952 (taxes don't hurt the rich, they keep YOU from becoming rich.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Come on TJ. Never going to happen without WW3.
Now, I’m willing to go CW2 for America but not eastern Europe.


19 posted on 05/01/2014 4:11:49 PM PDT by bill1952 (taxes don't hurt the rich, they keep YOU from becoming rich.)
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To: 1rudeboy

Russian President Vladi­mir Putin demanded Thursday that the Ukrainian government withdraw its troops >>>>>>>>>>>

Buahahahaa!Ukraine is a sovereign nation. We should have a division of Marines in Kieve by now!!


20 posted on 05/01/2014 5:54:23 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Cowboy Bob

“Are you volunteering to lead the 82nd into Ukraine?”

To be fair, there already are volunteers in the 82nd. Why have armed divisions if they are not used to defend freedom?


21 posted on 05/01/2014 6:15:33 PM PDT by sagar
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To: bill1952

I would not spend a drop of American blood in Ukraine. That is McAmnesty , Karl Rove and Walrus face Bolton crap. CLOSE DOWN THE MEXICAN BORDER!! Fight and die for that!!


22 posted on 05/01/2014 6:44:51 PM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: McGruff

Today Ukraine, tomorrow Poland, the next Japan.. I’m sure you know how that ends.


23 posted on 05/01/2014 7:11:56 PM PDT by Almondjoy
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To: DoughtyOne
Doughty, Imf/US told Kiev Gov. they had to use their military and fight in the East or the $17 Billion would be "redesigned"....they've now reconstructed the rules of engagement for their military, so that they can s 20 minutes ago...


24 posted on 05/01/2014 7:18:01 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww
Update!!!! on Sloviansk battle... confirmed..... they managed to shoot a helicopter down and forced another to land in emergency landing....Sloviansk where battle has been going on for last hour or so...
25 posted on 05/01/2014 7:47:14 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww

Kiev Military launched an attack on Slovyansk at 4 am ....one helicopter down...other forced emergency landing.....

Sirens sounding...people told to stay in homes,


26 posted on 05/01/2014 7:52:31 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww

It would seem to me that it would be a normal result of the loss of the Eastern part of the Ukraine, that these policies would change. Do you think the IMF/US should keep their monetary outlay the same if the Ukraine splits?


27 posted on 05/02/2014 10:37:32 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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