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"... mister Putin made this decision around Crymea and Ukraine not because of some grand strategy, but essencially because he was caught off balance by protest in the Maidan and Yanukovych then fleeing after WE HAD BROKERED A DEAL TO TRANSITION POWER IN UKRAINE ..."
Why Obama won't call terror fight a war on radical Islam
CNN, February 1, 2015
Video "Obama on Russian relations"
"A senior administration official told RFE/RL that Obama’s remarks referred to U.S. efforts to help resolve the crisis in the run-up to a February 21, 2014 deal signed by Yanukovych and what was then Ukraine's opposition.
The agreement, BROKERED BY THREE EU DIPLOMATS, called for the creation of a national unity government, a presidential election by December 2014, and a return to an earlier Ukrainian constitution that would have curtailed Yanukovych’s powers.
The official said the UNITED STATES WORKED WITH YANUKOVYCH'S GOVERNMENT, UKRAINE'S OPPOSITION, AND “OTHER STAKEHOLDERS to reach an agreement to put Ukraine back on track toward fulfilling the aspirations of the Ukrainian people for democracy, respect for human rights, European integration and long-term economic growth.”
The official said: “This effort included NOT JUST THE UNITED STATES BUT RUSSIAN AND EUROPEAN GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES AS WELL."
On the day the agreement was signed, the White House said OBAMA AND PUTIN HAD SPOKEN BY TELEPHONE and “exchanged views on the need to implement quickly the political agreement reached" in Kyiv."
Lavrov Claims Obama's Remarks Prove U.S. Backed Ukraine 'Coup'
February 02, 2015
originally posted by: Elisa24
Perhaps another interesting video is in the link:
In this video one of the members of the Ukraine parlement states in 2013 that US is trying to create a civil war.
originally posted by: xuenchen
Its all making more and more sense by the day.
The killings triggered Yanukovych's flight from Kiev after negotiating an internationally-backed ceasefire with protesters and opposition leaders.
originally posted by: ScientificRailgun
originally posted by: ausername
"How much more does it take to show who’s the aggressor. And it’s not Russia!"
Depends entirely on how effective the propaganda campaigns are.
Russians are quite good at it, they have a good chance of a win.
Truth be damned. It's just the football in another game.