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A treaty signed in 1994 by the US and Britain could pull both countries into a war to protect Ukraine if President Putin's troops cross into the country.
Bill Clinton, John Major, Boris Yeltsin and Leonid Kuchma – the then-rulers of the USA, UK, Russia and Ukraine - agreed to the The Budapest Memorandum as part of the denuclearization of former Soviet republics after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
Technically it means that if Russia has invaded Ukraine then it would be difficult for the US and Britain to avoid going to war.
This would stink, but a treaty is a treaty and if we singed it, we should honor it otherwise we don't deserve to expect anyone to ever help us anywhere ever again.
Currently technically Russia has not started war yet, they could and Putin has licence for it, but according to contracts, they can take their army to Sevastopol base, that is what their agreement with Ukraine states, so let´s hope its just bullying, as crossing the line might easily lead to WWIII.
Does anybody know more details about the treaty? I personally do not have currently the time to search more thoroughly.edit on 1-3-2014 by Cabin because: (no reason given)
Therefore this memorandum is only relevant for Russia. :-)
Do you really think Obama has the nuts to follow those treaties? I don't. Not that he should as personally I am sick of the USA sticking it's nose into other Countries business.
George Soros and his ilk should be arrested and tried for intentionally aiding destabilizing the region. Not to mention the Western Oil interests. That Putin has not clearly said "Interfere any further and we will go to war" is actually a shocker to me.
In all honesty I think Kiev will give up on Crimea and let the folks there that want to be Russian, be Russian. There are reports that some forces from Kiev have shown up in Crimea and there have been gun battles and wounded. This is a bit of a concern but I still think Kiev will back off as the Russian Military could and would flatten the crap out of them.
There is no such a thing as Soviet Union anymore.. that treaty have had its expiration day long ago. Russia has never signed such a treaty.