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Russian Separatists Ignore Ukraine Gov’t Deadline

From the Associated Press:

Kiev deadline for disarming in east Ukraine passes

By PETER LEONARD | April 14, 2014

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian separatists on Monday seized a police building in yet another city in Russian-leaning eastern Ukraine, defying government warnings that it was preparing to act against the insurgents.

Dozens of angry men hurled rocks, smashed the windows and broke into a police station in the city of Horlivka not far from the border with Russia, while hundreds of onlookers cheered them on. Thick white smoke rose from the entrance to the building, from which the insurgents hoisted the Russian flag.

The events in Horlivka were the latest sign of trouble in Russian-speaking eastern and southern regions, in which pro-Russian gunmen have seized or blocked government buildings in at least nine cities demanding more autonomy from the central government and closer ties with Russia…

Kiev authorities and Western officials have accused Moscow of instigating the protests, saying the events echoed those in Crimea, which was annexed by Russia last month…

Ya think? It’s exactly the same play by play. And it’s a ploy that the Russians have used forever. Including in 1939, when they divided up Poland with Hitler.

Ever since pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych fled to Russia in late February, Russia has demanded constitutional reforms that would turn Ukraine into a loose federal state.

Which they will then swallow up, piece by piece.

After refusing demands for a referendum by separatists in the east, acting President Oleksandr Turchynov indicated Monday that holding a nation-wide referendum on the nation’s status was a possibility and that such a vote could be conducted on May 25, along with presidential elections. Turchynov expressed confidence that Ukrainians would vote against turning the country into a federation and against its break-up.

Don’t worry, these Russian operatives will keep demanding a vote until they get the outcome they want. Then ‘no more votes.’

Meanwhile, a deadline set by the Ukrainian government for pro-Russian gunmen to leave government buildings in eastern Ukraine and surrender weapons passed early Monday, with no immediate sign of any action to force the insurgents out…

In other words, it was an Obama-esque ‘red line.’

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Monday, April 14th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Russian Separatists Ignore Ukraine Gov’t Deadline”

  1. Sounds like Obama Voters




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