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Postby Sergei82 » Thu, 27 Feb 2014 9:19 pm

Not directly related, but I like this video very much:

http://vimeo.com/51584261

Kharkov/Ukraine 2012 TimeLapse in Motion

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Postby Sergei82 » Thu, 27 Feb 2014 10:47 pm

New Ukrainian democracy at work! Watch closely and read comments (a lot of them are in English):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8JC-ZjqFb4&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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Postby Sergei82 » Fri, 28 Feb 2014 9:03 am

Yanukovich has landed in Rostov-on-Don, Russia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rostov-on-Don). So apparently he was hiding in his stronghold Donetsk city (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donetsk) which is just next to Rostov region.

Btw, I'm from Donetsk city as well, so I do know what is Yanukovich (since he was a governor of Donetsk region more than 10 years back and dragged most of his Donetsk mob in Ukrainian parliament).

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Postby Barnsley » Fri, 28 Feb 2014 5:04 pm

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26379722


This doesnt look like its going to end well
Life is short, paddle harder!!

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Postby Sergei82 » Fri, 28 Feb 2014 5:50 pm

It may be special forces rebelling. They just lost their jobs. Some left their dislocation point together with firearms. Acting authorities are screwed!

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Postby movingtospore » Sat, 01 Mar 2014 9:26 am

Did Russia just invade Crimea?

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Postby Max Headroom » Sat, 01 Mar 2014 10:49 am

They just admitted (grudgingly) that they sent troops.

I think a "WTF?" is in order.

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Postby Wd40 » Sat, 01 Mar 2014 11:21 am

As a kid I used to always wonder 2 things:
1)Most of Russia/USSR is in Asia then why is it called a European country?

2)Russia itself has so much area under it, why did it also want to take the small small neighbours on the west of it to create a union?

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Postby Sergei82 » Sat, 01 Mar 2014 11:36 am

Nothing is clear, but since the number of armed soldiers in Crimea is rapidly increasing, I guess version about rebelling Ukrainian special forces is no longer relevant.
Other thing, there are Russian military bases in Crimea since USSR times. Moreover, Sevastopol city has a special status.

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Postby Sergei82 » Sat, 01 Mar 2014 11:39 am

Ukraine gave up its nuclear weapons years ago in exchange for not imposing economical sanctions (violated by Russia with gas) and keeping its territorial integrity intact (looks like being violated again by Russia, and will likely be violated by whole EU and US who are afraid to step in and do their obligations - help against the aggressor).

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Postby BedokAmerican » Sat, 01 Mar 2014 9:53 pm

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/02/28/polit ... index.html

This link might be of interest. Obama says he supports Russia staying out of Ukraine's business.

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Postby x9200 » Sat, 01 Mar 2014 10:47 pm

First Russia sends troops to occupy the airports and the Crimean parliament, later tried to take over one border point and now the PM of Crimea asks Putin for help because apparently Ukrainians can not control the situation. The best of Soviet Union in action. Looks like nothing has changed for all these years.

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Postby Wd40 » Sat, 01 Mar 2014 11:12 pm

So is there a possibility that Ukraine gets split. One leaning towards the EU and the other leaning towards Russia, along the same lines as East Germany/West Germany split or North Korea/South Korea split? Then all people who are protesting given a choice to move to whichever side they want.

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Postby Sergei82 » Sat, 01 Mar 2014 11:40 pm

I can't believe it! Every Ukrainian has relatives in Russia and many are born in Russia. Every Russian has relatives in Ukraine and many are born in Ukraine. So one former KGB colonel want people to spill blood of their own relatives only for the sake of his (Putin's!) ambitions???

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Postby Sergei82 » Sun, 02 Mar 2014 12:18 am

Just saw news from Ukraine. They say Russian parliament allowed freely to send army in Ukraine. They also proclaimed US to be Empire of Evil and called off their ambassador from Washington.

World War 3 might be close. We may start learning Japanese here in Singapore!


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