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    In military rout, Russia seizes 51 Ukrainian ships in Crimea

    In military rout, Russia seizes 51 Ukrainian ships in Crimea

    One-Ship Ukraine Navy Defies Russia to the End - WSJ.com

    In its invasion and annexation of Crimea, Russia has seized 51 vessels belonging to the Ukrainian navy, according to information compiled by Dmitry Tymchuk, director of the Center of Military and Political Research in Kyiv.

    Among the Ukrainian vessels reportedly captured by the Russians are submarine Zaporizhia, management ship Slavutych, landing ship Konstantin Olshansky, landing ship Kirovohrad, minesweeper Chernihiv and minesweeper Cherkasy.

    The Cherkasy was the last of the ships to have been overtaken following weeks of threats and ultimatums to surrender. It was finally chased down and overtaken by the Russian navy on March 25 after failing to slip past a blockade of two ships intentionally sunk by the Russians to trap it and other vessels in a narrow gulf, keeping them from escaping into the Black Sea.
    As of March 26, just 10 Ukrainian vessels remained in its navy's possession, including frigate Hetman Sahaydachniy, gunboat Skadovsk, intelligence ship Pereyaslav and diving vessel Netishin.
    Looks like they captured most of the Ukranian Navy. Trapping a Navy by sink a few ships tells me they weren't in the best location.
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    Re: In military rout, Russia seizes 51 Ukrainian ships in Crimea

    Putin is playing the Hitler playbook. And the US is too chicken**** to stop him.

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    Re: In military rout, Russia seizes 51 Ukrainian ships in Crimea

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Putin is playing the Hitler playbook. And the US is too chicken**** to stop him.
    What a bunch of bullcrap. Obama got caught with his hand in the cookie jar (Ukraine) and Russia was forced to protect its' interests and people. The USA should be tried in th eUN for coercion, insurrection, and creating instability in Ukraine. The USA Media won't admit it, but shootings in Kiev were by the opposition, not Yanukovych.

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    Re: In military rout, Russia seizes 51 Ukrainian ships in Crimea

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    What a bunch of bullcrap. Obama got caught with his hand in the cookie jar (Ukraine) and Russia was forced to protect its' interests and people. The USA should be tried in th eUN for coercion, insurrection, and creating instability in Ukraine. The USA Media won't admit it, but shootings in Kiev were by the opposition, not Yanukovych.
    You should see a doctor about those hallucinations.

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    Re: In military rout, Russia seizes 51 Ukrainian ships in Crimea

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Looks like they captured most of the Ukranian Navy. Trapping a Navy by sink a few ships tells me they weren't in the best location.
    Yes and no.

    Most of those ships were either non operational, or barely operational. Ironically, so are many of the Russian naval ships in the area. Likewise, the number of "52" siezed probably includes barges and launches.

    Even still, I cant believe that the Ukranian armed forces are not scuttling them, or at least drainging out the lubricating oil from engine machinary- then starting the engines and letting them sieze.

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    Re: In military rout, Russia seizes 51 Ukrainian ships in Crimea

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Putin is playing the Hitler playbook. And the US is too chicken**** to stop him.
    We can only hope we stay that way.

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    Re: In military rout, Russia seizes 51 Ukrainian ships in Crimea

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    We can only hope we stay that way.
    He will have to be stopped at some point. Now? Or when he is too powerful?

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    Re: In military rout, Russia seizes 51 Ukrainian ships in Crimea

    In complete truth. Putin was clever enough to capture the Fleet without firing a shot. He scuttled two Russian vessels to block the access channels and it appears to have been a complete success. No casualties. No snipers. No firebombs. No blood. Could Putin be the "good guy" in this embroglio? I think he is.

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    Re: In military rout, Russia seizes 51 Ukrainian ships in Crimea

    Well, everyone who claimed this wasn't a military conquest of Ukraine was just proven wrong. But they will just change their mantra to fit the situation.

    Countries better start building nuclear weapons and FAST. Biological weapons, chemical weapons and dirty bombs in the interim. Its every country for itself now.

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    Re: In military rout, Russia seizes 51 Ukrainian ships in Crimea

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    In complete truth. Putin was clever enough to capture the Fleet without firing a shot. He scuttled two Russian vessels to block the access channels and it appears to have been a complete success. No casualties. No snipers. No firebombs. No blood. Could Putin be the "good guy" in this embroglio? I think he is.
    I don't see how violating Ukraine's sovereignty and invading it makes Putin the good guy, he would be the good guy if he let Ukraine join the EU and choose it's own path.

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