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BRISBANE Australia (Reuters) - Russia's actions in eastern Ukraine are unacceptable and could draw greater sanctions from the United States and European Union, British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday.
OP explained : The West needs and excuse for more sanctions.
originally posted by: tavi45
a reply to: Xcathdra
Expecting people who rebelled against a corrupt government to follow the proper protocols for war is what's naive. Especially when nations like America and Israel don't follow the rules set by the international community.
originally posted by: tavi45
a reply to: tsurfer2000h
Maybe Russia doesn't want to negotiate with terrorists.
(Reuters) - Russia is committed to the peace process in eastern Ukraine and wants further talks on ending the conflict between government forces and separatists, the Kremlin said on Friday.
Foreign policy adviser Yuri Ushakov also said Russia respects the will of voters in the east after a separatist leadership election regarded as illegitimate by the West.
But, following Western criticism of Moscow's stance on Sunday's vote, Ushakov said Moscow had deliberately chosen the word "respect" rather than "recognize".
Asked about the Russian government's use of the word "respect" instead of "recognize" for the Nov 2. elections in eastern Ukraine, he said: "These are different words."
"The word 'respect' was chosen deliberately ... We fundamentally respect the will of the voters," he said.
originally posted by: Xcathdra
a reply to: victor7
Feel free to link us to your source that gives a break down on the casualty list.
Also stop accusing me of BS crap you have absolutely no way of supporting - Its getting old.
Either Russia does not work with terrorists either, being they do not recognize the vote in south and east Ukraine or they are once again lying to everyone in an effort to not get tagged with outright supporting the rebels..
So rebels can commit war crimes and its ok but everything Kiev does is a war crime - check.
Now all Russia has to do is remove it's weapons and troops from Ukraine and the sanctions stop...it's just that easy, but Putin thinks he is the untouchable so he doesn't care even when it hurt's his people.
It’s a long, long list…
February 28, 2014: Ukraine Accuses Russia Of Invasion, Considers State Of Emergency After Masked Gunmen Occupy Two Crimean Airports.
March 2, 2014: Sarah Palin Predicted Ukraine Invasion in 2008
March 3, 2014: Russian Invasion of Crimean Peninsula. Movements and Forces
March 3, 2014: Why Did Russia Invade Ukraine? Because The West Is Weak
March 13, 2014: Russian Troops Mass at Border With Ukraine. Possible Invasion
March 15, 2014: Ukraine Says It Has Repelled A Russian Army “Invasion”
March 18, 2014: Ukraine Hikes Tensions Again, Says Russian Army Concentrated Near East Border For “Quick Invasion”
March 30, 2014: Russian invasion of eastern Ukraine could happen ‘any day’, officials warn
April 4, 104: Ukraine Defense Ministry “Warns” Of Imminent Russian Invasion
May 1, 2014: Ukraine minister: Russia planning invasion
May 21, 2014: Despite Withdrawal, Russian Invasion of Eastern Ukraine Still Possible
May 30, 2014: Russians Invade Donetsk (VIDEO)
June 2, 2014: U.S., Europe may have prevented invasion of Ukraine, Polish foreign minister says
June 14, 2014: Russia’s slow invasion of Ukraine
June 20, 2014: Open Russian invasion into Ukraine has begun
July 30, 2014: Putin could invade Ukraine in response to sanctions
August 05, 2014: Poland’s Sikorski Saying Russian Units Are Poised to Pressure or Invade Ukraine, Sees ‘Huge’ Escalation of Crisis if This Happened
August 6, 2014: Ukraine crisis: Nato fears invasion as Russian troops ‘mass on Ukraine’s borders’
August 6, 2014: Growing threat of Russia invading Ukraine, Hagel says
August 14, 2014: Russian aid convoy blocked as Ukraine fears invasion pretext
August 14, 2014: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues
August 22, 2014: Russian Humanitarian Convoy Enters Ukraine Without Authorization; Ukraine Considers Move “Direct Invasion”
August 25, 2014: Russia Prepares 2nd Humanitarian Convoy “Invasion”
August 27, 2014: Ukraine Reports Russian Invasion on a New Front
August 28, 2014: Ukraine Accuses Russia Of Launching Invasion, Then Promptly Retracts
August 28, 2014: NATO Releases Satellite Imagery “Proof” That Russia Has Invaded Ukraine
August 28, 2014: Has Russia invaded Ukraine? Here’s what we know
August 28, 2014: Poroshenko says Russia invaded Ukraine
August 29, 2014: U.S. official says 1,000 Russian troops have entered Ukraine
August 29, 2014: Russia’s Slow-Motion Invasion of Ukraine
August 30, 2014: European leaders warn Russian invasion of east Ukraine at ‘a point of no return’
September 2, 2014: The State Department Says Russia Is Invading Ukraine—Should We Believe It?
September 4, 2014: Invasion of Ukraine Continues; Russian Ideologist Calls for “Genocide”
October 3, 2014: Can US Support for Ukraine Help Prevent a New Russian Invasion?
November 8, 2014: NATO Sees ‘High Probability’ Of Russian Invasion Of Ukraine
November 12, 2014: Ukraine’s Ambassador to the UN says Russia planning full-scale invasion
Well these sanctions are not being imposed by everyone and the USA is getting in $hit with farmers in Europe that can no longer export crops to Russia and France not only faces possible fines of $3bn for not meeting its order for $1.4bn ships but has damaged its reputation to sell military hardware to other countries.
The EU is in such good financial state that it cannot even afford to compensate the farmers or even half of the costs the French ship builders losses so I think the USA has shoot itself in the foot on these sanctions and is not only losing friends but also has lost the battle to force oil prices down to hurt Russia who three days ago signed yet another massive gas deal with China.
Sanctions are an act of war so you know who to blame if bombs start dropping on your head