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Ukraine Crisis: Reports from Eastern Media

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posted on Mar, 4 2014 @ 11:15 AM
Eastern Press reports are very different than news coming from Western-controlled media in Ukraine. The truth is probably somewhere in between.

It's all about the money, report Al Jazeera and Xinhua, for example. Russia offered Ukraine $15 billion for an economic alliance; ousted president Viktor Yanukovich was pro-Russia. The EU offered only $800 million, demanded access to Ukraine's consumer markets but denied Ukrainian manufacturers the right to access European markets; Yanukovich's opposition wants to join the EU anyway.

More from the Eastern Press:

Yanukovich asked Russia to intervene; Putin complied because he recognizes Yanukovich as the legitimate legal president.

Russia's military activity in Ukraine is not aggression, is well below the level of military presence allowed under signed treaties - and Russian troops may legally stay there until 2042.

Putin said Moscow would not go to war with Ukrainian people.

Putin says the use of force would be a last resort in Ukraine.

Many Crimeans dismiss the politics and media attention: “Why are you so interested now?'' one of them asked. "Why didn’t you come here before?”

edit on 4/3/14 by soficrow because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 4 2014 @ 11:24 AM
Some good links here too:

Alternative news for Ukraine

posted on Mar, 4 2014 @ 05:55 PM
reply to post by soficrow

Nice alternate links, soficrow. I checked out the agreement between Ukraine and Russia in terms of Russian military being stationed in Crimea and it seems to check out. It was part of the agreement in splitting the Navy between Ukraine and Russia and Russia has been renting a base out there from Ukraine since 1997.

Ukraine is a mess and both sides of the media seem to be dishing out all sorts of contradictory things in a propaganda war. However, from what I could tell, Ukrainian politics looked like a pretty jacked up mess even before Maidan started--on all sides within Ukraine. I can only hope that whatever happens next there is best for the people.

posted on Mar, 4 2014 @ 08:30 PM
Here's a Western media article that is a lot more tempered coming from Canada. It's a Western source still but hey, it's from Canada. They are not known to be diving headlong into wars:

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