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originally posted by: Xcathdra
a reply to: markosity1973
NATO has never expressed interest in building a base in Ukraine. On the off chance you didn't know NATO had refused to build any bases in countries with a direct border with Russia. All that changes when Russia invaded Ukraine.
originally posted by: Dimithae
a reply to: OccamsRazor04
You must have forgot Victoria "f the EU" and her hopes for "Yaks" before the shtf there. I think that Poroschenko and his cronies had a lot of help there and it didn't come from Russia. Russia was doing well with its old president,why would they have removed them? Thats just nonsense.
originally posted by: mbkennel
a reply to: Xcathdra
Putin was so stupid. He could have gotten Crimea easily, make a deal with Ukraine:
a) Ukraine gives Crimea to Russia, but with rights to use its bases, just as Russia had rights in Crimea when it was Ukraine
b) Russia gives cheap gas to Ukraine with a long-term contract, may not threaten cutoffs.
c) Ukraine agrees not to join NATO
d) Russia agrees Ukraine can join any economic alliance like EU
e) Russian not banned from schools in Ukraine
f) money from Russia to Ukraine
g) Kleptocrats who stole money from Ukraine give up proceeds of theft
h) Ukraine also joins Russian economic alliance