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Different polls conducted by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS) in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea found a 36% support for unification of the entire Ukraine with Russia in 2013 and 41% on 8–18 February 2014 (just days before the ousting of Viktor Yanukovych)
Winston S. Churchill — 'I only believe in statistics that I doctored myself'
originally posted by: maghun
a reply to: DJW001
Is any democracy on Earth had ever any law's allowing throwing bottles filled with gasoline?
Threaten? Sieze? Burn people?
In the recording, which was posted to YouTube and picked up by Russian media, Paet talks about his recent visit to Ukraine. He says a doctor named "Olga" told him opponents of Ukraine's ousted President may have been responsible for deadly sniper fire.
(CNN) -- Don't read too much into the conversation.
Maybe you forgot leaked call of Ashton and Paet:
"Foreign Minister Paet was giving an overview of what he had heard the previous day in Kiev and expressed concern over the situation on the ground. We reject the claim that Paet was giving an assessment of the opposition's involvement in the violence," the statement read.
"It is extremely regrettable that phone calls are being intercepted," said Paet in the same statement. "The fact that this phone call has been leaked is not a coincidence."
originally posted by: Xcathdra
a reply to: pexx421
I love when people use the term "truth" followed up with "it obvious".
If its an American coup Russia would have presented evidence to the UN.
Just as when Russia made all the claims about Ukraine and Russia's justification for what they did. They were given multiple chances by the UN to present their side of the story and evidence to support it - Russia failed to do so.
Putin admitted masked armed no insignia men in Crimea were Russian military.
What's obvious is Russian fingerprints all over the situation in Ukraine.
You tell me -
Putin consistently went on and on and on about Ethnic Russians being in danger and that he would act to protect them.
If he gave a fig about Ethnic Russians why did he stop at only invading Ukraine in the Crimea region? Are the ethnic Russians there more important than those in the south or east. What about the ethnic Russians living in west Ukraine.
This has never been about protecting anything but Putin's vanity. The fact he stopped in Crimea told the world what Putin's game plan is. The only people who seem to be lost is Putin and his blind ch
originally posted by: Xcathdra
a reply to: Vovin
The difference is no nation tried to annex Kosovo. Secondly Russia was a part of those missions. Third it occurred to stop mass ethnic killings.
originally posted by: Xcathdra
a reply to: thegeck
International law faces the issues of it conflicting with the laws of a sovereign nation. The laws of the country will trump the international law portion (see international court of justice as well as the non UN International Criminal Court for jurisdictions / adjudications).
While you are correct Article II there is this -
All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations.
Most importantly - Article 2 Section 7 - UN Charter
Nothing contained in the present Charter shall authorize the United Nations to intervene in matters which are essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of any state or shall require the Members to submit such matters to settlement under the present Charter; but this principle shall not prejudice the application of enforcement measures under Chapter Vll.
Chapter 7 Article 51
Nothing in the present Charter shall impair the inherent right of individual or collective self-defence if an armed attack occurs against a Member of the United Nations, until the Security Council has taken measures necessary to maintain international peace and security. Measures taken by Members in the exercise of this right of self-defence shall be immediately reported to the Security Council and shall not in any way affect the authority and responsibility of the Security Council under the present Charter to take at any time such action as it deems necessary in order to maintain or restore international peace and security.
The info above points out some of the info that also impacts the situation.
1.The act of invading, especially the entrance of an armed force into a territory to conquer.
2.A large-scale onset of something injurious or harmful, such as a disease.
3.An intrusion or encroachment.
The last one is important -
Putin acknowledges Russian military serviceman were in Crimea
The armed men in military uniform without insignia, dubbed “the little green men” or “the polite people,” who were present in Crimea before and during the referendum there, were Russian troops, Vladimir Putin acknowledged speaking at a Q&A session with on Thursday. The president said he never concealed the fact from his foreign counterparts, and explained to them that it was the only way to ensure the referendum on the region’s status would be carried out peacefully.
“Crimean self-defense forces were of course backed by Russian servicemen,” Putin said. “They acted very appropriately, but as I’ve already said decisively and professionally.”
Russia invaded Ukraine and violated the treaty.
RT - Russian Duma denounces Black Sea Fleet deal with Ukraine - agreement details
Armed Russian troops are not to be outside their bases except for transit. While Russia can raise / lower the forces, they cant do it arbitrarily - Ukraine must approve.
Removing insignias compounded that issue.
that's my position.
originally posted by: pexx421
Russia isnt "trying" to do anything. Those areas are asking for Russia's intervention. Why doesn't Russia just leave, you ask? Kiev's right sector junta got all the weapons, tanks, and planes. If Russia left we all know exactly how that would play out. Just look at any other country the us fomented a civil war in and left.
The Autonomous Republic of Crimea is an inseparable constituent part of Ukraine and decides on the issues ascribed to its competence within the limits of authority determined by the Constitution of Ukraine.
The Autonomous Republic of Crimea exercises normative regulation on the following issues:
1.agriculture and forestry;
2.land reclamation and mining;
3.public works, crafts and trades; charity;
4.city construction and housing management;
5.tourism, hotel business, fairs;
6.museums, libraries, theatres, other cultural establishments, historical and cultural preserves;
7.public transportation, roadways, water supply;
8.hunting and fishing;
9.sanitary and hospital services.
For reasons of nonconformity of normative legal acts of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea with the Constitution of Ukraine and the laws of Ukraine, the President of Ukraine may suspend these normative legal acts of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea with a simultaneous appeal to the Constitutional Court of Ukraine in regard to their constitutionality.
The creation and operation of any armed formations not envisaged by law are prohibited on the territory of Ukraine.
The location of foreign military bases shall not be permitted on the territory of Ukraine.
originally posted by: Vovin
Probably because everything you post is composed of lies.
Provide some evidence that Russia invaded Crimea. Provide evidence that Putin "admitted" to it. He did no such thing. He reiterated that Russian was already deployed there as part of the Black Sea Fleet.
(Reuters) - Russia should stop using the case of Kosovo's independence from Serbia to justify its Crimea incursion because the two cannot be compared, Kosovo's Prime Minister Hashim Thaci said on Thursday.
"Under no circumstances can the Kosovo case be compared with the case of Crimea. Kosovo is a unique case. The international community intervened after the genocide by Serbia took place," Thaci told Reuters.
"We never demanded to leave one country and join another."
Russian President Vladimir Putin stated, "Our position is extremely clear. Any resolution on Kosovo should be approved by both sides. It is also clear that any resolution on Kosovo will definitely set a precedent in international practice." Analysts take this as meaning the Russian Federation would come out for the independence of de facto independent breakaway regions in the Former Soviet Union.
According to Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov: "A precedent is objectively created not just for South Ossetia and Abkhazia but also for an estimated 200 territories around the world. If someone is allowed to do something, many others will expect similar treatment." Chairman of Foreign Affairs Committee Mikhail Margelov said the precedent set by Kosovo "will inspire separatists not only in Europe, but in the Middle East as well." Contradictorily, Russia recognized Crimean independence, but not Kosovan.
Its status is disputed; it is recognised as a sovereign state by 107 UN member states. With the Brussels Agreement of 2013 Serbia accepted the legitimacy of Kosovo institutions and its special status within Serbia, but does not recognise it as an independent country. Under the agreement, public institutions in Kosovo are operated by the Pristina government, rather than Belgrade.