yes masher, Putin wants about half of Ukraine and especially the baltics. in past couple days they make website for "new russian baltics"
and try to recruit separatists to start uprising in near future"
There are no "separatists" they are an invading force with the goal of taking over Ukraine into the Russian empire. There are only traitors and invaders and appeasers looking on. Send "Code Pink" in to sexually satisfy the aggressors and they will lay down their arms and revel in afterglow,,,,, and they lived happily ever after.
If you've been looking at the news even a little, you may have noticed that since my 30 January post about the report recommending serious military support to Ukraine (see previous page), there has been a lot of public discussion about whether the US should, or will, provide Ukraine with lethal weapons.
Just today, the nominee for new US Secretary of Defense, physicist Ashton Carter, is reported to have told the Senate committee now questioning him (by the US consitution, the Senate must consent to such appointments) that he is in favor of equipping Ukraine with weapons for its defense.
The Guardian has this piece by Timothy Garton Ash, a British historian, making the case for why the West should arm Ukraine in its struggle for national survival:
Garton Ash is a man who understood that Putin wanted to reconstitute the Russian empire back in 1994, when Putin was an obscure city official (with a "rather ratlike face"), see http://goo.gl/jE7WK3
Durak: "If the Ukrainian government is deliberately targeting civilians in Donbass or anywhere else, that is a war crime, and liable to prosecution under international law.
To the best of knowledge -- admittedly limited and imperfect -- Ukraine has not done so since Yanukovich was deposed."
There's no 'if' about it. The BBC have reported many times throughout how human rights organisations have condemned both sides of the conflict for indiscriminate shelling of civilians. Such behaviour in that part of the world in these circumstances is even highly probable. We shouldn't be blind or unrealistically optimistic just because we would like things to be so.
With little effort I immediately found two big organisations who have articles a few days old that explain in extensive detail how both sides are responsible for civilian casualties.
Human Rights Watch: http://goo.gl/SJ4FFU
They also have a video on YouTube: http://goo.gl/5DpTIk
Amnesty International: http://goo.gl/Mv62iu
They too have a video with a similar message: http://goo.gl/0MqtQG
An extract from the Human Rights Watch article from 3 Feb:
"In addition to unlawful attacks using unguided rockets in populated areas, Human Rights Watch documented that government and rebel forces unlawfully endangered civilians by locating military objectives in populated areas and failing to take feasible precautions to prevent harm to civilians.
Human Rights Watch is also concerned about the frequent use of explosive weapons with wide-area effect in populated areas. Frequent strikes on residential or civilian buildings, and corresponding civilian casualties, indicate that neither side is capable of targeting these weapons accurately enough to ensure that using them in populated areas is not indiscriminate."
I am elated with our new peace. The major players have reached peace in out time. They have settled everything on the the agenda. Especially deciding what is for dinner and the caterer has done a splendid job in presenting a grand gala event. Now kiss my ring and go kill yourself!!!!!
The fighting in Ukraine is like an organized cock fight. While the Ukrainians rip each other apart, Putin stands safely above them with fists full of cash barking out bets. The cease fires are only to bring in new chickens and to put the combatants in each other's face to get the anger up and let them go at it again. Then while everyone watches the fight the Russians rob everyone they can in a patriotic self entitled gang rape of the Ukraine. The Russian people today are as blind as the Italians under Mussolini and the Germans under Hitler.
Russians watch world news they watch western news they watch Russian news they also know Ukraine and the people better then anyone on this forum ......like everyone they can choose to believe who ever they want .
you lot sit at home single you cant get laid you cant even find a girlfriend you follow Ukraine crisis like goats taking in every little detail hoping your only chance of a pretty women isn't destroyed . pathetic . there are things no western person will ever understand ... the west should just stay out of the whole thing its nothing to do with them and the media is just trouble makers .
forget Ukraine forget Russia its there problem let them fix it ... and hopefully there are some scraps left for you crap westerners to scavenge amongst after its all done and dusted