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

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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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Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:26 | 4743729 McMolotov
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Call the wambulance. The West is acting like a bunch of junior high girls.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:35 | 4743767 svayambhu108
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Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:39 | 4743777 Latina Lover
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What would you expect from the EU, a sclerotic,bureacratic dictatorship

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:40 | 4743787 StacksOnStacks
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Looks like they need some Wamburgers and French Cries!

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:44 | 4743805 Latina Lover
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Hey EU, take your complaints to Mother Russia:



Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:51 | 4743827 Latina Lover
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Message to Kiev from Putin:





Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:55 | 4743841 Manthong
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What’s to complain about?..  It’s not like he took off his shirt and went all Conan the Barbarian on anybody.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:56 | 4743852 Latina Lover
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Barrosso and Obama are just jealous because Putin looks better with his shirt off.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:58 | 4743866 Manthong
Fri, 05/09/2014 - 13:09 | 4743931 Wahooo
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obama is jealous because Crimea gets Putin and he doesn't.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:46 | 4743812 fauxhammer
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No one expects the EUNQUISITION!

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 13:29 | 4744020 Haus-Targaryen
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Fuck the EU

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 14:36 | 4744306 sushi
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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.


Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:26 | 4743732 Relentless101
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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?

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:32 | 4743747 McMolotov
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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.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:35 | 4743759 svayambhu108
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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 ...

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:38 | 4743776 ApollyonDestroy
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The west will go down suffering a nuclear defeat. Wasteland Americka

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:38 | 4743779 McMolotov
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The West already goes down easy for bankers.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:56 | 4743853 pods
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They don't even need that gentle nudge in the general direction.


Fri, 05/09/2014 - 20:47 | 4745323 free_lunch
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Fatal shooting in Ukraine, video NOT FOR CHILDREN !!


Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:37 | 4743774 Grande Tetons
Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:51 | 4743833 SAT 800
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I'm Rootin for Putin !!

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:53 | 4743838 SAT 800
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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.?

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 13:07 | 4743919 Wahooo
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In Crimea, voting actually makes a difference. In the U.S., not so much.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:28 | 4743737 One And Only
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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.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:48 | 4743819 Zadig
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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. 

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 16:37 | 4744765 JoeSexPack
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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.



Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:58 | 4743861 Latina Lover
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Re One and Only, 

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



Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:30 | 4743743 CrashisOptimistic
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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.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 15:11 | 4744456 Matt
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Ukraine has massive (estimated) natual gas reserves, is there a reason they are not net producers?

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 21:01 | 4745350 UrbanMiner
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Yes, because they are too busy having their second revolution. Stability has been somewhat lacking.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:35 | 4743751 Kaiser Sousa
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just sell those fucking Treasury's already Vlad'y.


ps: is anyone watching the DJIA...

truly a fucking joke.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:37 | 4743772 CrashisOptimistic
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Then don't watch it.

Watch tractors plow your fields.  Planting time.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 13:18 | 4743789 Kaiser Sousa
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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..

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:35 | 4743762 border dog
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THe EU and NATO are finished and they know it....Ukraine is doing them in...

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:37 | 4743770 Postal
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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.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:37 | 4743771 Bay of Pigs
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By the looks of it, the Kiev "national guard" is gunning down unarmed civilians in Mariupol.


Fri, 05/09/2014 - 13:13 | 4743945 The Black Bishop
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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.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 13:47 | 4744101 Overfed
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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.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 15:46 | 4744592 KnightsofNee
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Don't think it can't happen here.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 16:27 | 4744736 Puppet Hegemon
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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?

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 18:12 | 4744960 MarsInScorpio
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Eat poop and die, troll pig.


Fri, 05/09/2014 - 20:39 | 4745298 free_lunch
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Takfiri Fighters from Syria in Ukraine


Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:39 | 4743781 Totentänzerlied
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"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).

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 14:11 | 4744195 Sabibaby
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I think he's talking about the holes from the tanks or rockets actually.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:41 | 4743791 Smegley Wanxalot
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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.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:41 | 4743792 marcusfenix
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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.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:50 | 4743826 SAT 800
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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.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:41 | 4743794 LawsofPhysics
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Putin knows one thng for sure.  That being when fraud is the status quo, possession is the law.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 13:04 | 4743897 Wahooo
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Yup. We're sure not going to go back to Crimea being part of Ukraine.

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