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    Ukraine accuses Russia of Occupation calls for help from US/UK

    Deeply worried politicians inside Ukraine's parliament have pleaded with Britain and the United States to come to their rescue, after Russia was accused of launching a series of raids in the Crimea region.

    The two Western powers signed an agreement with Ukraine in 1994, which Kiev's parliament wants enforcing now. The Budapest Memorandum, signed by Bill Clinton, John Major, Boris Yeltsin and Leonid Kuchma the then-rulers of the USA, UK, Russia and Ukraine promises to uphold the territorial integrity of Ukraine, in return for Ukraine giving up its nuclear weapons.

    Article one reads: "The United States of America, the Russian Federation, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, reaffirm their commitment to Ukraine ... to respect the Independence and Sovereignty and the existing borders of Ukraine."

    And Kiev is now claiming that their country's borders are not being respected.


    Ukraine pleads for Britain and US to come to its rescue as Russia accused of 'invasion' - Telegraph

    Paramilitary proxy warfare or will this continue to escalate?


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    Re: Ukraine accuses Russia of Occupation calls for help from US/UK

    I have a felling the UK wont do anything without US involvement. Now its crunch time for Obama.

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    Re: Ukraine accuses Russia of Occupation calls for help from US/UK

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    I have a felling the UK wont do anything without US involvement. Now its crunch time for Obama.
    It speaks to the wider nuke proliferation issue is well. Russia wouldn't be able to do much if Ukraine had nukes. Iran and other states are watching.

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    Re: Ukraine accuses Russia of Occupation calls for help from US/UK

    No global army without a global tax and proportional global participation.

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    Re: Ukraine accuses Russia of Occupation calls for help from US/UK

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben K. View Post
    It speaks to the wider nuke proliferation issue is well. Russia wouldn't be able to do much if Ukraine had nukes. Iran and other states are watching.
    Incidents like this is exactly the reason why Iran wants and needs nukes, I bet the Ukrainians are kicking themselves now for giving up their nukes.

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    Re: Ukraine accuses Russia of Occupation calls for help from US/UK

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    I have a felling the UK wont do anything without US involvement. Now its crunch time for Obama.
    Why should the UK or USA take action? The Germans, Poles and French took the lead and talked bravery into the opposition's hearts. This is not a US responsibility. Of course the US and UK should help its allies. That goes without saying. But they must not take the lead.

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    Re: Ukraine accuses Russia of Occupation calls for help from US/UK

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben K. View Post
    It speaks to the wider nuke proliferation issue is well. Russia wouldn't be able to do much if Ukraine had nukes. Iran and other states are watching.
    I would say the Russians can grab Crimea with impunity, should Putin want. After all, the EU guarantees peace in Europe.

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    Re: Ukraine accuses Russia of Occupation calls for help from US/UK

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Why should the UK or USA take action? The Germans, Poles and French took the lead and talked bravery into the opposition's hearts. This is not a US responsibility. Of course the US and UK should help its allies. That goes without saying. But they must not take the lead.
    I agree with you, EU should take the lead and I feel the US should stay out of it since personally I am politically an advocate for non-interventionism but however we did sign that treaty with them so you know...

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    Re: Ukraine accuses Russia of Occupation calls for help from US/UK

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Why should the UK or USA take action? The Germans, Poles and French took the lead and talked bravery into the opposition's hearts. This is not a US responsibility. Of course the US and UK should help its allies. That goes without saying. But they must not take the lead.
    The US and UK signed the agreement im afraid.

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    Re: Ukraine accuses Russia of Occupation calls for help from US/UK

    Seems like those parts of Ukraine are no different than the Sudetenland. History does seem to keep repeating itself.

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