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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will recognize the results of Ukraine's parliamentary election, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was quoted as saying on Monday by RIA news agency.
"Taking everything into account, this election took place, though not on all of Ukraine's territory," Lavrov was quoted as saying.
"I think we will recognize this election because it is very important for us that Ukraine finally will have authorities which do not fight one another, do not drag Ukraine to the West or to the East, but which will deal with the real problems facing the country."
(Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska and Alexander Winning, editing by Elizabeth Piper)
though not on all of Ukraine's territory
Buring people alive in the east of the Ukraine is legal, mass executions of civilians is legal, bombing cities using cluster bombs is all legal if you happen to be a freinds of Isreal or the USA.
Hero of ukraine: Roman Shukhevych
The OUN actively cooperated with Nazi Germany.
The Ukrainian Insurgent Army (Ukrainian: Українська Повстанська Армія, УПА, Ukrayins’ka Povstans’ka Armiya, UPA) was a Ukrainian nationalist paramilitary and later partisan army, the military wing of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists—Bandera faction (the OUN-B), originally formed in Volyn in the spring and summer of 1943. that engaged in a series of guerrilla conflicts during World War II against Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, and both Underground and Communist Poland. Its official date of creation is 14 October 1942, day of Intercession of the Theotokos feast. The same name (Ukrainian Insurgent Army) has Ukrainian People's Revolutionary Army at the period from December 1941 till July 1943.
Today the son of Roman Shukhevich, Yurij is sitting in the ukrainian parliament among other nazi "politicians".
Junta is the result of an armed coup. Remember the Maidan Massacre? Who killed the first hundred?
WASHINGTON — In the decades after World War II, the C.I.A. and other United States agencies employed at least a thousand Nazis as Cold War spies and informants and, as recently as the 1990s, concealed the government’s ties to some still living in America, newly disclosed records and interviews show.
George Bush's grandfather, the late US senator Prescott Bush, was a director and shareholder of companies that profited from their involvement with the financial backers of Nazi Germany. The Guardian has obtained confirmation from newly discovered files in the US National Archives that a firm of which Prescott Bush was a director was involved with the financial architects of Nazism.
originally posted by: ScientificRailgun
a reply to: Adaluncatif
I have one simple question for you. Has the United States threatened the territorial integrity of Russia since the end of the cold war? Has the United States used thinly veiled threats at nuclear annihilation if they don't get their way? Has the U.S. forcefully annexed any territory in recent history (Don't give me the "THEY'RE ANNEXING REGIMES" line, it's old and tired)?
When it comes to pointing out aggressors, Russia seems to fit the bill.
And I apologize, I still occasionally are oblivious to an US who has become a great World force all of a sudden...
I believe you are wrong...
Quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi is a Latin phrase, literally "What is permissible for Jove is not permissible for an ox
The people who kicked out the former russian stooge/president did it according to their constitution.
The vote to remove Yanukovych doesn’t seem to have followed constitutional procedures. Under Articles 108-112 of Ukraine’s constitution (was here and removed forever), there are four ways a sitting president may leave office between elections: resignation, incapacitation, death, and impeachment. None of the first three happened—early rumors to the contrary, Yanukovych has vehemently denied that he resigned—so that leaves the fourth, impeachment. According to Article 111, impeachment must follow a specific set of procedures: Parliament must vote to impeach and then convene a committee to investigate. That committee must investigate and report back to parliament, which must then vote to bring charges. A final vote to convict may only come after receipt of a judgment from the Constitutional Court that “the acts, of which the President of Ukraine is accused, contain elements of treason or other crime.”
back to 2010 (I believe)
1. Within 48 hours of the signing of this agreement, a special law will be adopted, signed and promulgated, which will restore the Constitution of 2004 including amendments passed until now. Signatories declare their intention to create a coalition and form a national unity government within 10 days thereafter.
2. Constitutional reform, balancing the powers of the President, the government and parliament, will start immediately and be completed in September 2014.
3. Presidential elections will be held as soon as the new Constitution is adopted but no later than December 2014. New electoral laws will be passed and a new Central Election Commission will be formed on the basis of proportionality and in accordance with the OSCE & Venice commission rules.
4. Investigation into recent acts of violence will be conducted under joint monitoring from the authorities, the opposition and the Council of Europe.
5. The authorities will not impose a state of emergency. The authorities and the opposition will refrain from the use of violence. The Parliament will adopt the 3rd amnesty, covering the same range of illegal actions as the 17th February 2014 law.
Both parties will undertake serious efforts for the normalisation of life in the cities and villages by withdrawing from administrative and public buildings and unblocking streets, city parks and squares.
Illegal weapons should be handed over to the Ministry of Interior bodies within 24 hours of the special law, referred to in point 1 hereof, coming into force. After the aforementioned period, all cases of illegal carrying and storage of weapons will fall under the law of Ukraine. The forces of authorities and of the opposition will step back from confrontational posture. The Government will use law enforcement forces exclusively for the physical protection of public buildings.
6. The Foreign Ministers of France, Germany, Poland and the Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation call for an immediate end to all violence and confrontation.
Putin called the developments on 22 February an “anti-constitutional coup d’état and armed seizure of power”. The West sees the government in Kyiv as legitimate, although a recent push by the new authorities that the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement (AA) should be signed on the occasion of the 20-21 March EU summit was met with caution.
The Ukraine constitution also has language dealing with that.
there are four ways a sitting president may leave office between elections: resignation, incapacitation, death, and impeachment