Troops with no insignia on their uniforms but clearly Russian - some in vehicles with Russian number plates - have already seized Crimea, an isolated peninsula in the Black Sea where Moscow has a large military presence in the headquarters of its Black Sea Fleet. Kiev's new authorities have been powerless to stop them.
90 Minute Saturday Obama/Putin phone conversation ~ link ~ One thing that I find amazing, but realistic considering everything, is that most Americans have more respect for Putin than Obama. We continue to be in a more dangerous place now than what the world was in during the Cuban Missile Crisis of the early 60s, which came very close to World War III. Pray for Peace and Mercy and get right with God, folks!!! Stirling
US President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin discussed the escalating crisis on telephone for 90 minutes on Saturday.
According to a statement issued by the White House, Obama expressed "his deep concern over Russia's clear violation of Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity" and called on Putin to order withdrawal of Russian forces from Crimea back to their bases.
The US president also threatened that Moscow’s refusal would “impact Russia’s standing in the international community.”
Obama warned that Moscow’s action in the Black Sea region could lead to more political and economic isolation for Russia.
Putin, however, said that his country reserves the right to protect Russian interests and ethnic Russians in Ukraine. “In the case of any further spread of violence to Eastern Ukraine and Crimea,” a statement issued by Putin’s office said, “Russia retains the right to protect its interests and the Russian-speaking population of those areas.”
USA, NATO, EU warn Russia against force as Ukraine on Alert ~ link ~ Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov says he has ordered Ukraine's armed forces to be put on combat alert, as the United States, European Union, and NATO called on Russia not to deploy armed forces in Ukraine.
Ukraine Crisis: Britain and America appeal for restraint as tensions escalate in the Crimea ~ link ~ Where was their restraint ... the United States alone spent $5 BILLION in taxpayer money TO CREATE THIS NIGHTMARE!!! Stirling
The international community has appealed for restraint as political tensions escalate between the Ukraine and Russia.
Height of hypocrisy: West demonizes Russia doing everything to avoid conflict in the Ukraine ~ link ~ The word "demonizes" here is interesting. I maintain that the drive towards the Third World War by the "West", actually by the political puppets of the Global Banking Cartel families and Zionism's Bibi 666 Netanyahu is totally "demonic". No one in their right mind would want a Third World War with 21st Century weapons-of-mass destruction...NOBODY!!! Those that want this are not only clinically insane but clearly driven by a Satanic force. Stirling