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reply to post by Salamandy
I think the US would have absolutely no problem pulling off a draft if the US mainland was being invaded by a superior military force
Black sea radio company in Crimea has stopped broadcasting.edit on 3/3/14 by asen_y2k because: (no reason given)
Its the largest in Crimia, reason for this is still unknown.edit on 3/3/14 by asen_y2k because: (no reason given)
Forgive my lack of immediately appreciating the importance of this... My Geography on areas below capital city or major region place name is lacking, but I looked it up.
Yikes... This isn't the Crimea anymore.
Guardian Live Blog
There are reports of pro-Russian protesters storming government buildings in Donetsk (confirmed by Reuters) and Odessa.
Donetsk administration seized
March 3, 3 p.m. -- Around 20 journalists have been blocked at the fourth floor of Donetsk oblast administration seized by the pro-Russian protesters. The journalists stayed in the building since 10 a.m. covering an emergency session of local parliament where businessman Serhiy Taruta was to be presented as the new governor, when the building was taken over by nearly 100 protesters, with several hundreds more of them remaining outside. Oleksiy Matsuka, editor in chief of Novosti Donbassa, a local news outlet, two reporters of which have been trapped inside the building reports that the police guarding the administration made a corridor for the protesters to enter the building. Matsuka reports that the protesters are acting aggressively and journalists are in danger. Matsuka reports that two local stringers working for L’Agence France Press, and journalists from Russia’s ITAR TASS agency are also blocked inside the building. -- Vlad Lavrov
No one in charge of Kharkiv State government
March 3, 2:54 p.m. It appears that no one is in charge of the Kharkiv Oblast Admininstration. In Kharkiv, government workers say they no longer work with the previous governor, Mikhail Dobkin, who was appointed by ousted President Viktor Yanukovych, and a newcomer has not been appointed yet. There's a lot of frustration and confusion -- Daryna Shevchenko
Would he have invaded if they were part of the EU?
Odessa regional council stormed March 3, 3:15 p.m. -- Some 700 pro-Russian protesters stormed the building of Odessa oblast council when it was having an emergency session about the situation in the country. Around 11 a.m. a member of pro-Russian organization broke into the council meeting hall and demanded to talk to the council. When he was refused, the crowd tried to get into the building. Tear gas was used. The crowd demanded that Odessa council didn't keep allegiance to Kyiv. Around 2 p.m. protesters put a Russian flag on the council building. On their demand, the council asked Kyiv to not dissolve the Berkut rior police squads as it planned to do. Other demands were turned down.
By the time the Ukrainian military responds there wont be a Ukraine left at this rate
Ukraine's new government seem pretty clueless and incompetent.