Peace agreement for Ukraine

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Re: Peace agreement for Ukraine

Post by Magritte » Sat Mar 01, 2014 1:55 pm

UN security council in emergency meeting after Russian parliament approves use of military against Ukraine- live updates

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/m ... CMP=twt_gu

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Re: Peace agreement for Ukraine

Post by mdsimpson92 » Sat Mar 01, 2014 2:13 pm

This leaves the question: Will the United States and Europe get involved. Technically Britain and the US have a 1994 agreement to ensure Ukraine's sovereignty.
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Re: Peace agreement for Ukraine

Post by Metacrock » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:32 am

looks like we are getting ready for WWIII. If not, it's at least Czechoslovakia all over again.
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Re: Peace agreement for Ukraine

Post by Magritte » Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:59 pm

No, I figure there'll be tut-tutting, sanctions and diplomatic finger-wagging at most. China has signaled that it's somewhere between neutral and slightly pro-Russian on this. There won't be big moves from Europe or the US, unless there's a game changer like massive attacks on civilians.
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Re: Peace agreement for Ukraine

Post by Magritte » Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:54 pm

From our local editorial cartoonist:

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Re: Peace agreement for Ukraine

Post by Metacrock » Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:45 am

Magritte wrote:No, I figure there'll be tut-tutting, sanctions and diplomatic finger-wagging at most. China has signaled that it's somewhere between neutral and slightly pro-Russian on this. There won't be big moves from Europe or the US, unless there's a game changer like massive attacks on civilians.
right, Czechoslovakia all over again.
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Re: Peace agreement for Ukraine

Post by mdsimpson92 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:38 pm

Metacrock wrote:
Magritte wrote:No, I figure there'll be tut-tutting, sanctions and diplomatic finger-wagging at most. China has signaled that it's somewhere between neutral and slightly pro-Russian on this. There won't be big moves from Europe or the US, unless there's a game changer like massive attacks on civilians.
right, Czechoslovakia all over again.

Difference is that I think Russia will only take what areas that already have a Russian majority, like the Crimea or some eastern parts of Ukraine. To go further would provoke further action. Also, I think Europe will be looking for alternative energy sources, like shale-gas from the United States to lessen their dependency on Russian gas.
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Re: Peace agreement for Ukraine

Post by Metacrock » Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:55 am

yea, like Hitler and the Sudetenland.
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Re: Peace agreement for Ukraine

Post by mdsimpson92 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:05 am

......and Crimea just voted to leave Ukraine and join Russia.
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Re: Peace agreement for Ukraine

Post by Metacrock » Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:06 pm

mdsimpson92 wrote:......and Crimea just voted to leave Ukraine and join Russia.

sure, German in the Sudaten lands wanted to be saved by Hitler.
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