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    British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC): Ukraine Crisis, Russia Steps Up Ukraine Rhetoric.

    Quick takeaways from Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev,

    • Recalled ambassador to Ukraine,

    • Questioned legitimacy of new government after "armed coup / mutiny",

    • Perceived situation as a real threat to Russian interests and to the lives of ethnic Russians in East Ukraine.



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    Vladimir Putin Orders Test Of Combat Readiness Of Troops In Central, Western Russia

    Putin makes his move on Ukraine. He knows US cannot do anything. Obama is so weak, he wanted to ask Congress for permission to send a few planes to bomb Assad one time; and Congress was going to reject it.

    Putin knows that EU is scared of him.
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    Autonomous Republic of Crimea within Ukraine offering sanctuary and safe refuge for members of the Squad of Militsiya of Special Assignment "Berkut" which was dissolved by parliament after being held responsible for the violent crackdown on protesters last week resulting in approximately 100 fatalities and 1000 injuries.




    Escalating Tensions / Flashpoint Crimea

    Clashes reported between Pro-Russian Crimean loyalists and Islamic Crimean Tatars (minorities who suffered numerous persecution from Joseph Stalin in Soviet Russia during and after World War II) in the capital city of Crimea, Simferopolwith, one fatality from cardiopulmonary arrest [01] [02] [03].


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    Pathetic. What a weak response. As though Putin cares. USA warns Russia that if they violate Ukraine sovereignty, then USA may not attend the Group of Eight economic summit in June in Sochi.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/0...n_4876826.html


    Ukraine interior minister says Russian forces have invaded, taking control of two main airports

    $37 billion went missing under Yanukovich
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    Kiev and White House confirms Russian Armed Forces military deployment of Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFVs) and Infantries on-board Ilyushin Il-76 Candid strategic airlifters along with Mil Mi-24 Hind attack helicopters into the Autonomous Republic of Crimea within Ukraine [01] [02] [03].




    Further updates as of 1st March 2014, 18:35 +8

    Regiment size of between 2000 to 3000 personnel flown into Sevastopol (UKS / UKFB) and Simferopol (SIP / UKFF) International Airport on-board more than a dozen Ilyushin Il-76 Candid strategic airlifters, they are rumoured to be Vnevedomstvenaya Okhrana mercenaries (a Russian Private Military Company (PMC)).

    Russian Naval Infantry (Marines) Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFVs) and naval vessels from the Black Sea Fleet are currently enforcing key chokepoints throughout the Autonomous Republic of Crimea within Ukraine.


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    Vladimir Putin "seeking approval" from the Kremlin Federation Council (upper house of the Federal Assembly of Russia) to conduct sanctioned military operations throughout the Autonomous Republic of Crimea within Ukraine. More Russian troops are pouring in, numbering over 6000 along with 25,000 personnel of the Black Sea Fleet already at Sevastopol.
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    News like this make me glad to be living in Singapore, despite the imperfections of our mall city state.

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    New show in town. USA so pathetic, tells Russia if they invade Ukraine, then USA would not attend the G8 meeting at Sochi.
    As though Putin cares whether USA attends the meeting.

    Ukraine: Putin Ready To Invade, Ukraine On Combat Alert

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    Crossroad Ukraine / Flashpoint Crimea




    Entire Ukrainian Armed Forces mobilising on high alert status, conscripts on reservist to report back to their units for active duties in preparation for full combat readiness [01] [02].

    • 40th G8 summit 2014 to be suspended

    • Ukrainian territorial airspace closed to civilian air traffic over the entire nation

    British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Continuing Live Coverage

    North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) issued official statement
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    Quote Originally Posted by annasui View Post
    News like this make me glad to be living in Singapore, despite the imperfections of our mall city state.
    Of coz, we will never allow anyone to just march into our land just like that

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    Can be a terrible mistake by Putin. Turkey is now concerned over the fate of the 300,000 Tartars who are Muslims in Crimea. If the whole thing is portrayed as Russia persecuting Muslims in Ukraine, then Islamic mullahs in the more extremist places can call for world wide Islamic Jihad against Russia. Then Putin would have stirred a hornet's nest.

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    Canada, Czech Republic, Republic of Lithuania, Republic of Poland, United Kingdom have recalled or are planning to recall back their ambassador to the Russian Federation. The Federation Council (upper house of the Federal Assembly of Russia) in Kremlin is also demanding to Vladimir Putin that their ambassador be recalled immediately from the United States of America. Europe may be on the brink of imminent war on such a scale not seen since the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968 and the 1992 to 1995 Bosnian War, hopefully these is all just a really severe episode of sabre rattling that will soon come to pass since this is not something the fragible world economy especially can afford to have.

    "When a Slav fights another Slav, the result is devastating."
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    Oh no, war is coming.



    I hope Princess Carrie Fisher is safe.

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    oh oo.... What is China action on this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shorty View Post
    oh oo.... What is China action on this?
    Communist Party of China (CPC) is watching a free show with popcorn in hand since these tense circumstances unfolding is not within their sphere of influence though they did issue a symbolic statement condemning the violence, calling all parties involved to comply with international agreements / laws while emphasis should be directed towards focusing on attempts to resolve this domestic crisis peacefully through more open dialogues and negotiations on the basis of international relations instead thus in order to safeguard peace and stability in the region while also respecting the legitimate rights of the Ukrainian people of all ethnics.

    Oh, as always they also played the card on their principle of non-interference in domestic affairs which other sovereign nations should follow.







    Protests in London demonstrating outside the American Embassy in Mayfair, London reminding the Yankees in Washington of the necessary obligations to reaffirm their commitments under the principles enshrined in the 1994 Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances treaty signed after Ukraine gave up all their nuclear weaponries.

    Rear Admiral (RADM) Denys Berezovsky, commander of the Ukrainian Navy has defected to the Russians pledging allegiance to the people of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. Ukrainian naval warships in the Black Sea Fleet are standing down and voluntary leaving Sevastopol, sailing for Odessa [01] [02].


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    Default Re: Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych Fled Kiev, Protesters Gained Control

    Another small country just got screwed by the big boys.

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    Lessons for other nations - Part 1

    • The official reason for Russian armed invasion of Ukraine is: to protect Russian speaking people living in Ukraine.

    • That's ridiculous. The majority of these are not Russian citizens. They are Ukrainian citizens who can speak Russian. Some may be ethnic Russians who are Ukrainian citizens.

    • This ridiculous reason implies that:
    (for example) Germany can invade Switzerland on the pretext to "protect Swiss citizens who can speak German"
    (for example) Malaysia can invade Singapore on the pretext to "protect Singaporean citizens who can speak Malay"
    (for example) PRC can invade Singapore on the pretext to "protect Singaporean citizens who are ethnic Chinese & who can speak Mandarin"

    When a bully wants to take over your country or a big part of your country by force, any ridiculous reason will do.

    Some even manufacture/stage a fake show to create a reason. Hitler did that to invade Poland. Japan did that to invade China.
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    Lessons for other nations - Part 2

    • USA, UK and Russia signed the Budapest Memorandum, guaranteeeing the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine in 1994, when it gave up its nuclear weapons (at that time Ukraine had the 3rd largest number of nuclear weapons in the world).

    • Now all that USA can do in response to Russian armed invasion of Ukraine is "oh, I won't attend your G8 meeting in Sochi in June 2014".

    • USA seems a weak and feckless power in 2014.

    • Syria, Iran, North Korea, Iraq and Afghanistan have recently said NO to USA.

    • USA seems unwilling to say what it means.

    • USA seems unable to act on what it says.

    USA is incapable of protecting its allies from Russia. This has terrible lessons for Japan.
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    Lessons for other nations - Part 3

    • Other countries are watching.

    • Countries that have borders with Russia or that have territorial disputes with Russia are worried. Georgia was already a victim.

    Norway
    Finland
    Estonia
    Latvia
    Lithuania
    Poland
    Belarus
    Ukraine
    Georgia
    Azerbaijan
    Kazakhstan
    China
    Mongolia
    North Korea
    Japan (water border) dispute with Russia over Sakhalin and Kuril islands
    United States (water border)

    • NATO countries that share border with Russia should build a missile defence shield fast.

    From now on, no country will give up its nuclear weapons. They learn from Ukraine's mistake.

    • North Korea will realise that it was right all along to pursue nuclear weapons.

    Israel will worry that such a weak USA will no longer be able to protect it from a future nuclear Iran.

    • Saudi Arabia will worry about a future nuclear Iran and a weak USA; and want to go nuclear too, although Saudi Arabia is technologically backward. But oil money can buy nuclear weapons.

    From now on, countries that are nuclear capable but do not yet have nuclear weapons will go all out to accelerate their efforts to go nuclear. Although they may not want to admit it publicly.

    That includes Iran and especially Japan. An outlier is - Germany.
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