Posted 02 March 2014 - 08:50 AM
Russians living in Crimea should be mobilizing and leaving the country if they feel threatened, not calling for their army to occupy a foreign state.
This is about as much about "people" as are Putin's human rights policies back home. Putin is using "people" as an excuse to annex the Crimean. He couldn't have asked for a more perfectly presented opportunity to finally make a move on this area. Next up will be liberating his "people" from other former eastern block countries until all of his "people" who chose to live in a foreign country and away from Russian influence are once again under Russia's control. Everybody wins! (yeah, that's sarcasm)
I understand that in some type of emergency election/appointment, the Crimean parliament (Crimea is some type of antonymous part of the Ukraine, it has its own government unlike any other in the rest of Ukraine) appointed a new president or whatever they call it, a few days ago. Nobody openly protested in Crimea. Then this new president asked for Russian help in the form of security forces. That's why no shots are being fired as the Russians arrive.
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