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originally posted by: BooCrackers
Thats like your neighbor planting a fully grown tree right in front of your cable satellite dish and boinks your reception. Legally he can do that, but is it very neighborly?
We're planting the tree, and Russia doesn't like to miss episodes of Matlock.
originally posted by: Soloprotocol
Reducing Romania to smoking ruins would be an improvement.
originally posted by: Substracto
In other words, Russia might be offended with a defensive system, just like my neighbours get offended when I'm playing loud music. Nothing new.
My understanding is that crimea or ukraine wanted to join russia
“Have you actually been to Crimea during the referendum? Well, I have. I have been there since February the 21th. What you are describing here is absolute rubbish. There were no policemen who supported our side at that time. The only law-enforcement subdivision that has joined our ranks back then was the Berkut. The rest of the law-enforcement agencies remained under control of Ukrainian Ministry of Internal, and kept carrying out the MIA’s orders. Yes, sometimes they were sabotaging these orders, but all in all they were under Ukrainian control. I haven’t seen any support from official governmental representatives in Simferopol. Our troops had to force the deputies into the Oblast Council hall so that these representatives would vote in favor of our initiatives. I know this because I have been at the time commandeering one of such militant teams and I’ve seen it all from the inside. We had absolutely no support from the people, not to mention the army.The Ukrainian army units remained loyal to Kyiv as they were. Furthermore, most of the army remained that way. The only thing that made what we have accomplished in Crimea possible was the presence of Russian army.” (Fragment of video in Russian):