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Russian President Vladimir Putin has vowed to recognize the outcome of Sunday's presidential election in Ukraine, while voicing hope that Ukraine's new president will end military operations against separatists in the east.
Putin spoke Friday in St. Petersburg, as pro-Russian separatist forces in eastern Ukraine ambushed a Ukrainian militia group near the Russian border, killing at least two Ukrainian volunteers and wounding nine others. Thirteen government troops were killed by separatists in the same area Thursday, raising fears of fresh violence in the runup to Sunday's vote.
originally posted by: FamCore
a reply to: Jordan River
to be fair, it is called a defense system, so unless Russia plans on attacking/invading Romania, I'm not sure what the problem is.
so would you please share where you got the information that Russa said that it was not a coup in Ukraine?
At the time the parliament voted to remove Yanukovych, it had also recently voted to revert from the 1996 constitution to the 2004 constitution, but Yanukovych had not yet signed the act into law. This may leave some question about which constitution was in effect at the time of Yanukovych’s removal, but in this case it doesn’t matter. The two constitutions prescribe identical impeachment procedures. Article 108 gives the ways in which a president can be removed from power. Article 108. The President of Ukraine shall exercise his powers until the assumption of office by the newly elected President of Ukraine. The authority of the President of Ukraine shall be subject to an early termination in cases of: 1) resignation; 2) inability to exercise presidential authority for health reasons; 3) removal from office by the procedure of impeachment; 4) his/her death. Yanukovych didn’t resign, he wasn’t ill, and he didn’t die. That leaves only impeachment. Here’s the article giving the procedure for impeachment.
He can only be removed for “treason or other crime.” The reason given by parliament for removing him was that he was “constitutionally unable to carry out his duties.” To the best of my knowledge, being constitutionally unable to carry out your duties as president is not listed anywhere in the Ukrainian penal code as a crime. It’s not really clear what the phrase means, except perhaps that the drafters of the removal act were in a hurry and hadn’t given much thought to their legal justifications.
* - The US/UK had every legal right for an armed intervention to restore Ukraine's territorial sovereignty as laid out in the Budapest agreement.
originally posted by: leastofthese
a reply to: Xcathdra
Name one person who suffered radiation burns from either Nagasaki or Hiroshima, just one.
You offer a video as proof of ICBM's and their re-entry abilities, really?
Go away, moron.
There was constant covert struggle in the Politburo that ruled the state. In the late 1970s, the Defense Ministry and the KGB entered into an agreement and come up with a non-existent threat of sudden nuclear attack by the United States.
– To scare other Politburo members, most of which consisted of a 80-year-old marazmatics. The threat, even not existing, of sudden missile attack reinforced the importance and significance of the Defense Ministry and the KGB. Representatives of law enforcement agencies have begun to receive more money from the budget, awards, stars, stripes. The Soviet intelligence officers were required to provide information on the preparation of a missile attack by the United States. If you reported that there was no threat, you were immediately withdrown back to the Soviet Union as insufficiently trained staff.
As a result, in the Soviet Union there were two parallel realities: one fictional, which developed in the mind of management on the basis of those reports, which were made in response to the fake job, the other - the real life in the country and abroad.
The coup angle was pushed by Putin and was based on his delusions and not reality. That was proven when he recognized the new government.
originally posted by: Antonio1
a reply to: leastofthese
If you had even the slightest knowledge of modern nuclear warhead designs, you would probably be aware of the fact that it has been an open secret since the latter part of the seventies that most Warheads in use by the various nuclear powers make use of a heavy layer of Uranium as reentry shielding thus negating the need for any extra re-entry shielding.