Saw this :
Wasnt watching the live feed, is it true?The Russian envoy to the UN, Vitaliy Churkin, has refused to be drawn on whether he agrees with the OSCE observer mission, after his British counterpart Mark Lyall Grant presses him on the matter.
But looks like it'll be time to draw down soon anyways. Crimea already got a bigger airforce and navy from Ukranian units that switched sides than most countries. Plus several brigades worth of land units. Enough assets to protect themselves.
China threatens the U.S. with economic sanctions if they persist with their position regarding Ukraine.
China says they will demand the US to pay it's debt.
If this is true...
I just saw the Kyiv post guy on CNN. The guy that said he witnessed Russian Navy issue an ultimatum to Ukrainian Naval personnel. He was asked directly and I quote, "precisely what did you hear from the Russians?"
He said he heard a voice from the Russian ship telling the Ukrainians to join them....That's all.
I'm trying to locate the "ultimatum" buried somewhere in the Russian statement. I hope CNN uploads the video.
Too many propaganda flying about. Plenty from the Russian side as well...like claiming refugee influx from Ukraine, and lives in imminent danger etc.
Seeing how a good part of the Crimean military seems to have switched sides, they probably wouldn't have followed the order to shoot up crimeans anyway and preparations of "friendhip trains" from western Ukraine would have been spotted early enough I assume. I dunno what the deal was. I hope it wasn't just a stupid, opportunistic land grab, but who knows. There is a possibility that Putin just went "they'll complain for a decade, but at least we'll have Crimea", dunno. I'd be disappointed if that was the case.