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U.S. and Russian UN Ambassadors Deliver Statements on Ukraine

Video - 03-1-2014

During an emergency session of the United Nations Security Council Saturday both the Russian and U.S. ambassadors to the international organization delivered statements on Russia's decision to send troops into the Crimea region of Ukraine.

Russian Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin went first, delivering an extended statement defending Russia's actions despite warnings from President Barack Obama to respect Ukraine's sovereignty.

U.S. Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power followed Churkin, issuing a strong rebuke of Russia's actions. "It is time for the Russian intervention in Ukraine to end," Powers said. "Russian actions in Ukraine are violating the sovereignty of Ukraine and threaten international peace and security." She called for the "immediate deployment" of UN and OSCE observers in the region.

Previously, Ukrainian Ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev told the council, "We call on the Security Council now to do everything p…

The Crimean Anti-Coup Move

By Moon Of Alabama

- The U.S. and EU sponsored coup against the elected government and president of the Ukraine had several strategic implications and aims. One of them is the Black Sea base of the Russian Navy which is used to supply and defend Syria. A takeover of the government in Kiev was necessary but not sufficient to neutralize the base as a strategic Russian asset. To do that a takeover of the local government of the Crimea and all its powers would also have to take place. The Crimea is historically Russian and most of it inhabitants are Russians. There is also a rather small minority of Tatars of Muslim heritage.

There seem to have been plans in place to use that minority to help with a takeover of the Crimean government by the "western" sponsored coup-government in Kiev.

In mid December 2013(!) the Turkish website Aydinlik Daily reported:
According to news appearing in the French, Ukrainian and Russian press, Turkish Intelligence has a finger in the ongoing pro-EU pro…

Obama and Putin Engage in 90-minute Phone Call

By Tony Ortega

- "Raw Story" - President Obama spoke to Russia’s President Putin today for about 90 minutes, and told him that he’s violating international law with Russian troops leaving their bases in Crimea to seize control of the Ukraine territory.

Both sides put out descriptions of the lengthy discussion.

First, here’s the White House’s explanation of how the call went…

President Obama spoke for 90 minutes this afternoon with President Putin of Russia about the situation in Ukraine. President Obama expressed his deep concern over Russia’s clear violation of Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity, which is a breach of international law, including Russia’s obligations under the UN Charter, and of its 1997 military basing agreement with Ukraine, and which is inconsistent with the 1994 Budapest Memorandum and the Helsinki Final Act. The United States condemns Russia’s military intervention into Ukrainian territory.

The United States calls on Russia to de-escalate…

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