posted on Oct, 24 2003 @ 09:10 AM
You are correct, Observer, the Balkans are no where near the Ukraine, they are on the Balkan/Greek penninsula, on the medditerranian sea, somewhat
near the black sea, but seperated by sea and Turkey.
The area we are refering to ehre is best known as Crimea, and wars over that peninsula that juts into the black sea have been fought. Russia and
Ukraine have been at odds for sometime, and Stalin butchered and Murdered Millions of Ukranians, thus, animosity still exists there in some form.
Yes, it would be wise to watch whats happening there. The former soviet republics, thier feelings, and Russias behavior towards them. i doubt it will
be world war 3, Unless of course, Russia gets agressive, and Europe actually coinfronts them......
The Balkans, for your information, comrpise the former nation of Yugoslavia, Albania, and Greece, now known as the countries of Serbia, Croatia,
macedonia, Bosnia-Herzogovinia, Slovenia.