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Russia Says It Will Build A Bridge To Crimea

From an unfazed Reuters:

Russia says it will build bridge to Crimea

By Steve Gutterman [sic] | March 3, 2014

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Monday that Russia would press ahead with plans to build bridge linking Russia directly with Ukraine’s Crimea region, which Moscow has wrested from Kiev’s control in the past few days.

Remember, the news media and the rest of the Obama administration have told us for years that Mr. Medvedev is a ‘sensible moderate.’ A man we could do a ‘reset’ with.

Under discussion for years, a bridge linking southern Russia’s Krasnodar region with Crimea would give Russia a transport link to the prized Black Sea peninsula that would bypass the rest of Ukraine.

Medvedev told deputies that Russia and Ukraine had signed "documents related to a project for construction of a transport corridor across the Kerch Strait" in December, when the now-ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich was still in power…

Medvedev is bringing up past agreements? That is hilarious, given the past agreements Russia has signed with Ukraine that guarantee its borders.

The Kerch Strait links the Black and Azov Seas and separates the eastern end of Crimea from the Russian territory. The body of water, about 4.5 km (3 miles) wide, can now be crossed by ferry.

This is probably an empty threat, anyway. We doubt that Russia has the technology to build a three mile long bridge. They can barely build five story buildings.

Meanwhile, also have this from Reuters:

Russian PM Medvedev warns Ukraine’s new leaders they won’t last

By Steve Gutterman | March 2, 2014

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Facebook [sic!] on Sunday that Ukraine’s leaders had seized power illegally, and predicted their rule would end with "a new revolution" and new bloodshed.

Medvedev said that, while Viktor Yanukovich had practically no authority, he remained the legitimate head of state according the constitution, adding: "If he is guilty before Ukraine – hold an impeachment procedure … and try him."

"Everything else is lawlessness. The seizure of power," Medvedev said on his Facebook page [sic]. "And that means such order will be extremely unstable. It will end in a new revolution. New bloodshed." …

Again, our news media have always told us Mr. Medvedev is a pro-Western moderate.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Russia Says It Will Build A Bridge To Crimea”

  1. Astravogel says:

    “We doubt that Russia has the technology to build a three mile long bridge.
    They can barely build five story buildings.”

    They’ll get the Chinese to build a road-rail tunnel. Geology of the Kerch Strait is
    favorable, and the technology is available.

  2. Mithrandir says:

    The Ukrainians should have modeled themselves after the Swiss. Hitler didn’t bother invading a mountainous region filled with people armed to the teeth. He would have been a frog in a blender.

    “The People” are truly the only ones to be trusted with firearms. All of the horrific events of the past centuries have been done by GOVERNMENTS.

    ~Save humanity, disarm the government! -Mithrandir

  3. GetBackJack says:

    There’s a problem with this warm water port BS. Called the Bosphorus. It’s a little bitty passage of water. Basically Russia is swimming around in a big bathtub, unless they can find another way out. Because that little bitty neck of water is .. in the end, a little bitty neck of water.

    Stress ‘neck’

  4. BannedbytheTaliban says:

    They need a route to get in their tanks without going through Ukraine proper.

    • Petronius says:

      but … but … but why do the Russians need tanks?

      Didn’t they get the memo? Don’t they know that the omniscient Nerobama and Chuck Hagel agreed that the tank is an outmoded and obsolete weapon?

      Which is also why the US Air Force doesn’t need the “outdated” close combat support tank-killer A-10 Warthog aircraft anymore?

      And that by jettisoning these weapons we are “creating a nimbler force more suitable for future threats”?

      (And which, if really true, would make the machine-gun the master of the battlefield. Remember the Somme?)

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