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(Reuters) - Leaders of pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine have refused to sign an agreement in Minsk, TASS news agency quoted a source as saying on Thursday.
The arrival at talks in the Belarussian capital Minsk of two leaders of the rebel-held Donetsk and Luhansk regions in eastern Ukraine had raised hopes of an agreement, aimed at ending fighting in a conflict that has killed more than 5,000 people.
Is anyone able to find the original TASS article?
"Total war" - terrorist Yarosh warns, that the militants of the Right Sector and other volunteer-punisher battalions will not obide by the Minsk agreement.
PARIS, February 14. /TASS/. The Group of Seven (G7) major economies (Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, Canada, the United States, France and Japan) is ready to impose sanctions on those who will violate the Minsk agreements, the official statement of the Elysee Palace said on Friday.
"The G7 countries demand that all the sides strictly comply with the provisions of the Minsk agreements that have been signed," the statement by the French president’s administration says.
originally posted by: PizzaAnyday505
a reply to: paraphi
I was reading on ATS how some people are reading US mainstream where they are saying Putin is folding and had no choice
Completely ignoring what the whole world is watching for the last week and a half
But I guess some people get their news from NBC and so forth
originally posted by: mortex
Have you seen how Americans post on this forum regarding Russia and Ukraine?
KIEV / DONETSK - If the agreement of Minsk is not observed, then have both Ukraine and the rebels in the east of the country a plan B. Petro Poroshenko President sends to the introduction of martial law. The rebels have a view to the entire province (oblast), Donetsk, Russian media reported.
- Go in and take out the corrupt government and prevent a long and bloody civil war with the risk of becoming subjected to guerilla attacks by certain fractions in the Ukraine ?
- Or should it stay outside of it and let a bloody civil war take place which mimics the Rwandan Civil War and/or Bosnian War ?
originally posted by: midicon
a reply to: tsurfer2000h
The Russian government may be corrupt but they are none of your business. Why not deal with your own corrupt government? You would point a finger when you should be holding up a mirror.
We have seen the result of the soft power of your NED program. You have no legitimate voice in the matter of Ukraine. The idea of the USA being some sort of defender of sovereignty is really a sick one.
I am from the UK, my own government is no better than yours.
I watch Obama, flanked by Kerry, Biden and co and wonder why anyone would believe or listen to them.
I have no opinion of Putin. In a way I think, what you see is what you get. He has always said he will not allow Crimea to leave Russia's sphere of influence. We don't have to agree with his chosen course of action but the USA's professed outrage is a nonsense and an insult to any right thinking individual. How many dead at the hands of the US? It's important to remember the deadly onslaught in recent years. Men, women and children, hundreds of thousands, conveniently forgot.
Spare us the talk of 'but we never annexed anyone', it would be funny if it wasn't stated as to somehow justify killing more people.
Why not take your guns, your bombs, your foreign policy and your exceptional selves home and deal with your own #.
originally posted by: yuppa
Spare you the no anexxation talk huh? The only thing you could say was anexxed in the past was Hawaii to be honest. Now the BRITISH AND Russians have both taken land in the past. Falklands anyone?
if Russia has lost control of the militias they will be (a) punished with further sanctions and (b) the pressure for overt military support for Ukraine will go up a couple of notches.
Possible that sanctions and arms support can take place. However, now Russia will counter with sanctions of its own and arms support to anti-west hostile parties around the world.