Russia reserves right to protect compatriots in Ukraine

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#1 Edited by deeliman (3469 posts) -

Russia said on Friday it reserved the right to protect compatriots in eastern Ukraine after clashes in the city of Donetsk in which one person was killed.The Foreign Ministry said Thursday's violence in the industrial city, where many people speak Russian, showed the Ukrainian authorities had lost control

.A 22-year-old man was stabbed to death in the clashes between pro-Russian protesters and a crowd favoring European integration and denouncing Russian forces' seizure of Ukraine's southern region of Crimea."Russia is aware of its responsibility for the lives of compatriots and fellow citizens in Ukraine and reserves the right to take people under its protection," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.Implying the pro-Russian protesters were not to blame, the ministry said peaceful protesters had been attacked by right-wing groups armed with pneumatic guns and batons who arrived from other parts of Ukraine

.Witnesses, however, said the pro-Russian demonstrators threw eggs, smoke bombs and other missiles and broke through a police cordon to beat their opponents with batons.

So it seems Russia is after Eastern Ukraine as well

#2 Posted by deeliman (3469 posts) -

EU has drawn up list of 120-130 names for Russia sanctions

I wonder if this will deter Russia from also invading Eastern Ukraine.

#3 Edited by Master_Live (15832 posts) -

Waiting for the Europeans, waiting.

#4 Posted by gamerguru100 (11291 posts) -

I've been wondering what Russian-speaking ethnic Ukrainians support. Nonetheless Putin is being a giant asshole and if the international community just stands there with its thumb up its ass, then we're telling Russia that we don't give a crap if they violate the sovereignty of other nations and invade them.

#5 Posted by themajormayor (24298 posts) -

@gamerguru100 said:

I've been wondering what Russian-speaking ethnic Ukrainians support. Nonetheless Putin is being a giant asshole and if the international community just stands there with its thumb up its ass, then we're telling Russia that we don't give a crap if they violate the sovereignty of other nations and invade them.

Obviously most ethnic Ukrainians support Ukraine and wants to remain part of Ukraine. Why is this even a question?

#7 Edited by gamerguru100 (11291 posts) -

@themajormayor said:

@gamerguru100 said:

I've been wondering what Russian-speaking ethnic Ukrainians support. Nonetheless Putin is being a giant asshole and if the international community just stands there with its thumb up its ass, then we're telling Russia that we don't give a crap if they violate the sovereignty of other nations and invade them.

Obviously most ethnic Ukrainians support Ukraine and wants to remain part of Ukraine. Why is this even a question?

Because some of them may support their native language more? Who fucking knows.

#8 Edited by Hexagon_777 (20094 posts) -

As far as I recall, one of the reasons Hitler invaded Poland was because Poles were persecuting Germans who lived there. Although there was some truth to this, it reminds me of Putin's actions today. Somebody needs to rupture that guy's anus with a genetically engineered giant cucumber.