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Like you say..Russias conventional forces are very much weaker than they once were so why all the fear from ex-soviet states?
Russia walked into Crimea and never even fired a shot you would think if the Crimeans were so opposed to it there would be uproar and tons of Anti-Russian sentiment coming from there.
Russian troops guarding Crimea's Belbek airbase fire shots into the air as Ukrainian soldiers march in protest
Crimeans were so opposed to it there would be uproar and tons of Anti-Russian sentiment coming from there.
Not that long ago we were constantly hearing that Russian Forces were invading Ukraine(According to NATO Russia have invaded 3 or 4 times) but there is still no invasion.
When Russian troops and tanks are actually in Ukraine then Europe can ask for NATO bases in the ex-soviet states doing it now is just going to further degrade the situation
Anyone with one brain cell would know that by putting American weaponry into countries closer to Russia with which to threaten her, there will be retaliations. Wake up Obama, you might have a nuke shelter but the rest of us don't!
what if Russian installations of missiles all pointing at America were to be placed in Mexico or another South American Country close by?
I challenge Obama to think about that one because that is what Russia feels with American money being pumped into Ukraine by American finances in order to destabilise it and the threat of missiles going into former USSR countries.
I don't really get this comment....Russia haven't done this to the Ukraine.
The situation in the Ukraine is happening because of the Ukrainian people....an ousted president that part of the population are happy about and the other are not(the eastern and western areas are in disagreement)among a whole host of other issues.
Russia aren't occupying the Ukraine.
Crimea was and is now a part of Russia.
Russias Military haven't taken over any Government buildings in Ukraine(I'll assume you are talking about the Russian seperatists that are not Russian soldiers and are Ukranians themselves.)
I think the seperatists are getting some of their artillery from the Russians( I never said they weren't).
I am sure Russia may have some troops helping the seperatists but that isn't heavy military to me.
(again I never said Russia wasn't help arm the Ukranian seperatists I said they have not invaded the Ukraine.)
1. The act of invading, especially the entrance of an armed force into a territory to conquer.
2. The entry into bodily tissue and subsequent proliferation of an injurious entity, such as a pathogen or tumor.
3. An intrusion or encroachment: Your reading her diary was an invasion of her privacy.
But “all operations, especially large-scale ones, are led by Russian officers, by Russian generals,” he said in an interview with the BBC. “They develop plans together with our commanders ... and then we fulfil the orders.”
In the end the volunteer fighters broke through, “because over three to five days, our tanks came to help us”, he said. “It was the Russian Army, Buryats [a Siberian people]. Thanks to them, thanks to that heavy weaponry, we took Debaltseve.”
The tanks had entered Ukraine via the separatist Luhansk “People’s Republic”, which borders with Russia, he added.
“Thanks to those Russian units it’s possible to take positions quickly. Near Debaltseve we [volunteer fighters] thought, ‘Well, looks like we’ll be stuck here a month surrounding them’. And in the end we took it in three days.”
Perhaps the US should take a leaf out of it's own book(Syria is a sovereign state,Iraq was a Sovereign Sate,Libya was a Sovereign State)
Putin has not invaded the Ukraine.....show me the batallions of Russians on Ukranian soil.
The Ukranians aren't even saying that Russia has invaded.
Ukraine Acting President Says Russia Has Invaded Ukraine, As 2000 Russian Troops, Military Jets Arrive
Putin isn't bitching....it's NATO and the US Government whos bitching about the situation in Ukraine.
originally posted by: projectbane
a reply to: defcon25
Looks like the US are showing their true colors and causing more problems.
They have spent the last two years pushing false propaganda about Putin and Russia who have done NOTHING wrong but suffered the wrath of lies and American poking.
Hey Porky you are bombing in the wrong direction .The Russians are to the south in the Crimea
Remember ,they took it away from you and all you can do is bomb men women and children with long range guns ??
Grow a pair and march your neo-nazie gang to the Crimea and take it back from the Russians .. pathetic bunch of cowards and lairs and all those associated with this mess