Ukraine, however, rejected the proposal out right and also demanded that the Black Sea fleet be divided between them equally. At the time, Russia had no economic, military or political leverage to keep Ukraine in a confederation, so they let them go. According to the Russians, Ukraine saying "no" also led to Belarus and Kazakhstan to say "no" as well. The Russians have not forgiven them for this and today, they have military leverage over Ukraine, so they are using it.
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Unfortunately, on the other side we don't have anything better, with Vasilieva being sited by major Western newspapers, quoting SNBO and talking about claims of hundreds if not thousands of dead RussianGRUFSBChechenSpetsnaz every few days, etc ... so I really suggest you to get down from that moral high horse you're on.
Or maybe it was just another Russian propaganda set up more like
Jest ye not . I've seen some hilariously obvious ones where these supposedly 'clandestine' operatives are filmed running up the middle of a high street in broad daylight with the Russians shouting 'Blackwater' 'Blackwater' in the background. Truly comic book stuff !
i.e. look at your own media before you start laughing at others propaganda ...
As if anyone can not figure that out!!!!
But since it was Stalin and Communism who were so critical to winning the 2nd World War then I say we Americans need to try giving proper respect to those like them whom we owe so very much.
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Mr. Know-it-all, sir.