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I will be headed to Kyiv, Ukraine tomorrow night for discussions there Tuesday.
Have met a wide range of Ukrainian political leaders in Kyiv tonight. Violation of #Ukraine 's sovereignty unacceptable Retweeted By UKinCanada
Cameron says British government boycotting Sochi Paralympics
BEIJING, March 2 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese spokesman on Sunday urged all sides involved in the Ukraine situation to comply with international law and seek a political solution to their disputes through dialogue and negotiations.
"China is deeply concerned with the current Ukraine situation," Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said when responding to a question on China's stance after Russia's upper house of parliament, the Federation Council, authorized President Vladimir Putin to use military forces to protect Russian citizens and soldiers in Ukrainian territory.
While the developed world is focusing on the rapidly deteriorating developments in the Crimean, China, which has kept a very low profile on the Ukraine situation aside from the token diplomatic statement, is taking advantage of this latest distraction to do what it does best: quietly take over the global periphery while nobody is looking. Link
With the threat from Russia’s military invasion, some of Ukraine's oligarchs are uniting to accept to accept top government posts in their home regions. Igor Kolomoisky, the controversial billionaire owner of PrivatBank, was appointed to head Dnipropetrovsk Oblast and Serhiy Taruta, the owner of the Industrial Union of Donbass, is taking over the Donetsk Oblast administration. Acting President Olekandr Turchynov made the appointments on March 2. Other oligarchs have been approached by government envoys with offers to take charge of other potentially troublesome regions since the rise of separatist sentiments in eastern and southern Ukraine, heated up by Russia's ongoing invasion of Crimea, which began on Feb. 27. Some of them have already refused the offers. Ukraine's oligarchs, who own much of Ukraine’s industrial economy, have always exerted their influence on government, but running the government would give them more direct responsibilities and power. Taking charge of the most troublesome regions is a precedent. Economy Minister Pavlo Sheremeta explains it quite simply: “The country is in danger.” Ukraine's government hopes that by appointing some of the richest and most influential people as governors, they will have a chance to unite the nation.
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So far, all Russia has done is taken action to defend its base.
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reply to post by ThePublicEnemyNo1
dont forget in that move they replace 18 head of 24 administration of the contry mostly Batkivshchina and Svoboda.. nothing pro Russia in that the first one are center right pro EU and the Svoboda is a right wing organisation with pro Ukrenian mind.