Ukraine, Europe Throw Hissy Fits Over Putin's Visit To "Annexed" Crimea

Tyler Durden's picture

While - for now - Sunday's referendum for Donetsk remains un-postponed despite Putin's diplomatic call for a delay, the Europeans and Ukrainians are extremely displeased with his visit to Crimea today:

  • Ukraine considers this step to be a blatant disrespect by the Russian side

The atmosphere in the nation is growing dark - as one source in Mariupol noted, "Electricity out in parts, barricades being pulled up. Feels like a country on the brink of civil war."



Ukraine is not happy about his visit...

Statement of the MFA of Ukraine on unauthorised visit by the Russian President Vladimir Putin to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol


Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expresses the strongest protest against today’s unauthorised visit by President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol, temporally occupied by Russia.


Ukraine considers this step to be a blatant disrespect by the Russian side for the legislation of Ukraine, international law; gross violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty, the United Nations Charter, the United Nations General Assembly Resolution "On Territorial Integrity of Ukraine ", as well as the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership between Ukraine and the Russian Federation of 1997.


This provocation makes yet another clear evidence that Russia has been consciously escalating tensions in Ukrainian-Russian relations and unwilling to bring bilateral disputes to diplomatic solution.


We demand the Russian side to return to the civilized way of international relations, listen to the decisive voice of international community, as well as repeal all the illegal acts on occupation and annexation of the part of Ukraine’s territory.

Europe is on their side...


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McMolotov's picture

Call the wambulance. The West is acting like a bunch of junior high girls.

Latina Lover's picture

What would you expect from the EU, a sclerotic,bureacratic dictatorship

StacksOnStacks's picture

Looks like they need some Wamburgers and French Cries!

Manthong's picture

What’s to complain about?..  It’s not like he took off his shirt and went all Conan the Barbarian on anybody.

Latina Lover's picture

Barrosso and Obama are just jealous because Putin looks better with his shirt off.

fauxhammer's picture

No one expects the EUNQUISITION!

sushi's picture



But who or what is this EU that claims to issue these statements?

If this represents a parliament of independent European states then where is the record of debate? Who was for and against? How did they describe their positions? What form did their discourse take? How did they arrive at consensus on this statement?

Absent any of the above this EU statement is something issued by a nobody in a bureaucratic PR office reading something that came off the teleprinter from NATO in Brussels originally dictated by Heinz "57 Varieties of BS" Kerry from his yacht after getting a text from some black dude in the rough on the 14th fairway and lacking suffcient Secret Service agents to locate his balls.


Relentless101's picture

IT IS RUSSIA NOW. People keep trying to tell Russians what to do on their own soil. Bitch about the arms build up on the border. I get it. Thats a lot of fire power. But he attended a fucking parade. A parade. Really?

McMolotov's picture

Much of this is about trying to save face. The US-EU royally fucked up, and now they're being made to look like fools on the world stage.

Every night, these "leaders" go home and cry into their pillows about how unfair it all is. Like I said above, JUNIOR HIGH GIRLS. Selfies? Tweeting? Dear God, it's embarrassing to be even remotely associated with these people.

svayambhu108's picture

West hired Ukraine army to kill its own people, either they can get away with anything or is the ultimate hubris.

West wont go down easy ...

ApollyonDestroy's picture

The west will go down suffering a nuclear defeat. Wasteland Americka

McMolotov's picture

The West already goes down easy for bankers.

pods's picture

They don't even need that gentle nudge in the general direction.


SAT 800's picture

Yeah. didn't they like VOTE; didn't like a democratic MAJORITY of the people WANT to be part of Russia? Or did I miss something? Isn't this what we're always ratcheting on about, the wonders of FREE VOTING.?

Wahooo's picture

In Crimea, voting actually makes a difference. In the U.S., not so much.

One And Only's picture

Without the Russians half of Europe would be dead and the other living half would be under Nazi rule so they should shut the fuck up.

Zadig's picture

The "West" made it clear that didn't matter anymore when they dismembered Yugoslavia.  They cheerfully aided the fascist allied Croats and punished the anti-fascist Serbs. 

JoeSexPack's picture

FYI...Croats wanted to split from Yugoslavia (Serb-run), for self-determination.


Yugo's (Serb's) said no cuz most tax $$$ came from Croatia (& Slovenia). & no, Croats could not keep their tax $$$ @ home.


Yugo's (Serb's) shot first, shot most (Vukovar) & shot historic treasures (Dubrovnik) with no military value.



Latina Lover's picture

Re One and Only, 

with respect, what makes you think that Europe is not under Nazi rule:


CrashisOptimistic's picture

re Ukraine electricity.

40ish% of their domestic generation is from natural gas.

They do not generate domestically enough to power their national consumption.

The remainder comes from the Russian grid.

Matt's picture

Ukraine has massive (estimated) natual gas reserves, is there a reason they are not net producers?

UrbanMiner's picture

Yes, because they are too busy having their second revolution. Stability has been somewhat lacking.

Kaiser Sousa's picture

just sell those fucking Treasury's already Vlad'y.


ps: is anyone watching the DJIA...

truly a fucking joke.

CrashisOptimistic's picture

Then don't watch it.

Watch tractors plow your fields.  Planting time.

Kaiser Sousa's picture

uh, seeds already in the ground and sprouting...

"head in the sand" maybe ur thing but not mine...

but thanks for taking the time to waste time responding..

border dog's picture

THe EU and NATO are finished and they know it....Ukraine is doing them in...

Postal's picture

Feels like a country on the brink of civil war.

Isn't that about like the fat girl who says, "I feel fat." Um, that's because you are, sweetheart.

Bay of Pigs's picture

By the looks of it, the Kiev "national guard" is gunning down unarmed civilians in Mariupol.

The Black Bishop's picture

Saw that video earlier. What a bunch of fucking barbarians! I really hope the people of the eastern Ukraine comes to their senses and takes up arms against these assholes en masse. Shaking fists and shouting at them was fine up to a point. But the rubicon was crossed in Odessa.

Overfed's picture

I'm so proud of what "our" government has wrought. Cue up some Lee Greenwood, I'm feeling all partriotic and shit.





{s} for those who need it.

KnightsofNee's picture

Don't think it can't happen here.

Puppet Hegemon's picture

This video shows this year candidates for Ig Nobel Prize. Anti-terrorist operation is announced in that area and all civilians are instructed to stay home otherwise no one guarantees anything.

This running around screaming and shouting with raised hands as a flok of morons and direct provocations against S.W.A.T. people at work is beyound of my comprehension. Real civilians are sitting home, so who cares anyway?

Totentänzerlied's picture

"Building clearly fired at with something heavier than a kalashnikov"

PKM 7.62×54mmR is a decent candidate known to be used by Ukraine, and it is in fact a Kalashnikov (Pulemyot Kalashnikova Modernizirovannyy).

Sabibaby's picture

I think he's talking about the holes from the tanks or rockets actually.

Smegley Wanxalot's picture

By this hypocritical logic the US is showing severe disrespect to the state of Nevada when it sends BLM agents to land seized from the state to kill cows, tase people, shove around old ladies, and have snipers set their gunsights on people who film it.

marcusfenix's picture

funny how the "international community" is always the same 5 or 6 countries bitching about not getting there way...

it's sad in way see these western leaders embarrassing themselves like this on the world stage repeatedly.

but I have to admit, halving suffered under the three ring freak show circus that is Washington DC for most of my adult life, it does put a smile on my face watching them flounder.

guilty pleasures.

SAT 800's picture

I like the part about the "unauthorized" visit. Who was supposed to authorize it? Hard to believe they're serious. They sound a bit goofy.

LawsofPhysics's picture

Putin knows one thng for sure.  That being when fraud is the status quo, possession is the law.

Wahooo's picture

Yup. We're sure not going to go back to Crimea being part of Ukraine.