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originally posted by: Painterz
Why on earth is American going to just suddenly randomly attack Russia?
originally posted by: bjarneorn
I Say, we're at War-Con 3 ... any other bids?
originally posted by: victor7
Russia is in the process of disengaging from the West and moving further close to East i.e. BRICS.
The Brics bank should create an independent accountability mechanism that accepts complaints and works to resolve them, assesses the bank's compliance with its policies and international law, determines appropriate remedies for anyone harmed by the bank's activities, and advises the bank on how it can improve compliance.
The Brics have an opportunity to be global leaders on development by building a bank that advances rights. If they do not, the new bank could do more damage than good.
Russia helped to evacuate Yanukovych to Crimea, when the Black Sea peninsula was still part of Ukraine, and then agreed to assist him across the border into Russia, Putin told the annual Valdai Club meeting in Sochi today.
“I won’t conceal it that we helped him move to Crimea,” he said. “At that moment, Crimea was part of Ukraine. As the events in Kiev were developing very quickly and violently, it made no sense for him to return to Kiev.”
Putin’s comments mark the first time Russia has said it helped Yanukovych to flee into exile after months of anti-government protests in Kiev. Putin admitted in April that the soldiers who took control of Crimea before his annexation of the Black Sea territory were Russian. He’d previously denied that Russia’s military was involved.
The takeover of Crimea, which prompted the U.S. and its allies to impose sanctions, complied with United Nations norms, Putin said. The transfer of Crimea from Russia to Ukraine under the Soviet Union had been illegal, he said.
originally posted by: SurrenderingAmerica
a reply to: Xcathdra
were illegal and essentially void because he said so.
Does that sound like an american president that you've heard of before?? Changing the goal posts - when done to U.S. it turns into a Whiners Convention. . .