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Chris91
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PostSubject: Russia invades Ukraine   Russia invades Ukraine EmptyThu Aug 28, 2014 10:25 am

This is not a test or a joke; the Russian army is officially mounting a large-scale invasion of the Ukraine as we speak, according to CNN:

CNN wrote:
A top Ukrainian army officer said a "full-scale invasion" of his country was under way Thursday, as a U.S. official said up to 1,000 Russian troops had crossed Ukraine's southern border to fight alongside pro-Russian rebels.

U.S. officials said Russian troops were directly involved in the latest fighting, despite Moscow's denials.

Rebels backed by Russian tanks and armored personnel carriers fought Ukrainian forces on two fronts Thursday: southeast of rebel-held Donetsk, and along the nation's southern coast in the town of Novoazovsk, about 12 miles (20 km) from the Russian border, according to Mykhailo Lysenko, the deputy commander of the Ukrainian Donbas battalion.

So much for hitting the "reset" button on U.S.-Russia relations.
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PostSubject: Re: Russia invades Ukraine   Russia invades Ukraine EmptyThu Aug 28, 2014 3:28 pm

It probably wouldn't have happened if The Ukraine hadn't given up it's nuclear weapons in the [Budapest Accord] in 1994. Nukes may be horrible, but they're scary enough that no nuclear power has ever been invaded. And the idea that the U.S. would go to war with Russia to save the Ukrainians was a pretty ludicrous idea to begin with.
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Chris91
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PostSubject: Re: Russia invades Ukraine   Russia invades Ukraine EmptyThu Aug 28, 2014 6:04 pm

Considering Putin's nationalistic fervor and eagerness to prove what a badass he is, I suspect he would have attacked the Ukraine sooner or later whether they had nuclear weapons or not. In fact, paradoxically, I think he might have viewed their presence on Ukrainian soil as added incentive for settling old scores with Kiev. He might have tried to spin it as a "peacekeeping" expedition aimed at reducing nuclear tensions by getting WMDs out of the hands of an "unstable"* regime instead of a land grab designed to feed his Kremlin-sized ego.

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PostSubject: Re: Russia invades Ukraine   Russia invades Ukraine EmptyThu Sep 11, 2014 9:24 am

Here's the clearest big picture of what's happening in Ukraine: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
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