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    Pompeo Says 'Crimea Is Ukraine' On Anniversary Of Russia's Seizure

    Pompeo Says 'Crimea Is Ukraine' On Anniversary Of Russia's Seizure

    Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemilev also called for Moscow to withdraw its occupation forces.



    2/27/20
    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Washington "does not and will not ever recognize" Moscow's claim to Ukraine's Crimea region, which it seized in 2014 and annexed. Pompeo said that "February 27 will mark the sixth anniversary of Russia's attempted annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula, and the United States reaffirms: Crimea is Ukraine." "As underscored in our July 2018 Crimea Declaration, the United States does not and will not ever recognize Russia's claims of sovereignty over the peninsula. We call on Russia to end its occupation of Crimea," he said. "Six years on, Russia continues to rely on lies and disinformation in its failed attempt to legitimize the illegitimate. Its efforts are doomed to failure," he said. Pompeo said the world will never forget "Russia's unprovoked invasion of Ukraine." "The United States condemns Russia's illegal actions in Crimea and its continued aggressive actions against Ukraine, including in the Donbas, and will maintain sanctions against Russia until it returns control of Crimea to Ukraine and fully implements its commitments under the Minsk agreements," he said, referring to a set of agreements struck in the Belarusian capital aimed at ending the conflict.

    He added that Moscow's "occupation authorities continue their assault on human rights and fundamental freedoms, brutally silencing critics in civil society and the media, and curtailing religious freedom." Pompeo said more than 80 people from Crimea, including members of the Tatar community, "have been imprisoned by Russia -- and some subjected to torture -- for peaceful opposition to the occupation." He also said Moscow had violated international law by forcibly conscripting nearly 20,000 Crimean men, a charge leveled in November by Human Rights Watch (HRW), which said the men were being forced to serve in the Russian military.
    Six years on and the Russian regime in Crimea is continuing their illegal military occupation and unending ethnic/religious persecutions of the indigenous Crimean Tatar people.

    Related: Zelenskiyy Declares February 26 Memorial Day To Mark Annexation Of Crimea

    US Department of State - Crimea Declaration


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    Re: Pompeo Says 'Crimea Is Ukraine' On Anniversary Of Russia's Seizure

    Putin is gonna whip his fat orange mule and that will be corrected.

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    Re: Pompeo Says 'Crimea Is Ukraine' On Anniversary Of Russia's Seizure

    It won't be long before he backpedals. We should seriously just start hard-ignoring Trump and the rest of his cronies and the deluges of bull**** cascading from the mouths of these cretins on a daily basis, giving them undeserved attention only helps them and hurts everyone else.

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    Re: Pompeo Says 'Crimea Is Ukraine' On Anniversary Of Russia's Seizure

    Does not matter now, Putin outplayed everyone he needed to in order to take Crimea.
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    Re: Pompeo Says 'Crimea Is Ukraine' On Anniversary Of Russia's Seizure

    Does Mike Pompeo or anyone else have any doubt that Putin isn't stopping with Crimea and Ukraine? Putin wants to be supreme rule of the former 'Russian Empire'. There's all those other little independent countries, countries that were once part of the former USSR, and he's eyeing them all right now in order to achieve his goal. Georgia, Moldova, Belarus, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan are all in Putin's cross-hairs.

    As a newly reunited USSR, which Putin desires, he would have a lot of power on the world stage and easily dismantle the trans-Atlantic world order.







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    Re: Pompeo Says 'Crimea Is Ukraine' On Anniversary Of Russia's Seizure

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    Does not matter now, Putin outplayed everyone he needed to in order to take Crimea.
    The Kremlin engaged in an activity that no other nation had even contemplated since the end of WWII, militarily alter sovereign borders within Europe.

    Might makes right. The lesson? Virtually any nuclear-armed dictator can get away with such criminal behavior.


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    Re: Pompeo Says 'Crimea Is Ukraine' On Anniversary Of Russia's Seizure

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    Pompeo Says 'Crimea Is Ukraine' On Anniversary Of Russia's Seizure

    Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemilev also called for Moscow to withdraw its occupation forces.





    Six years on and the Russian regime in Crimea is continuing their illegal military occupation and unending ethnic/religious persecutions of the indigenous Crimean Tatar people.

    Related: Zelenskiyy Declares February 26 Memorial Day To Mark Annexation Of Crimea

    US Department of State - Crimea Declaration
    The Russians aren't pulling out. You might as well get over it. Crimea never should have been attached to Ukraine in the first place.

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    Re: Pompeo Says 'Crimea Is Ukraine' On Anniversary Of Russia's Seizure

    It would be funny if Lavrov (Russian foreign Minister) said "the US should return Texas and California to its rightful owner - Mexico!"
    Well, at the same time return Alaska to Russia. Why not? The right to make idiotic statements should not be restricted for american and ukrainian politicians!
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    Re: Pompeo Says 'Crimea Is Ukraine' On Anniversary Of Russia's Seizure

    Quote Originally Posted by HumblePi View Post
    Does Mike Pompeo or anyone else have any doubt that Putin isn't stopping with Crimea and Ukraine? Putin wants to be supreme rule of the former 'Russian Empire'. There's all those other little independent countries, countries that were once part of the former USSR, and he's eyeing them all right now in order to achieve his goal. Georgia, Moldova, Belarus, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan are all in Putin's cross-hairs.

    As a newly reunited USSR, which Putin desires, he would have a lot of power on the world stage and easily dismantle the trans-Atlantic world order.
    Really? So why hasnt he invaded the other former USSR territories yet?

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    Re: Pompeo Says 'Crimea Is Ukraine' On Anniversary Of Russia's Seizure

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    Really? So why hasnt he invaded the other former USSR territories yet?
    1. Ukraine and Georgia were already invaded (and both are partially occupied).

    2. Belarus is an ally.

    3. The Baltic States are NATO nations as are almost all of the former Warsaw Pact nations.

    4. The Russian military lacks sufficient logistics capability.

    5. Putin can't afford any more Western sanctions.


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