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Crimea goes east, Ukraine goes west in 2 new deals

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By RAF CASERT and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV

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So Japan will GIVE 100 billion YEN in aid to the Ukraine?? Then The deal comes at a critical moment financially: Amid its political crisis, Ukraine is teetering on the verge of bankruptcy, struggling to pay off billions of dollars in debts in the coming months. The U.S. and the EU have pledged to quickly offer a bailout. Just wondering, WHO will pledge a BAILOUT to the USA, JAPAN and the EU???

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I think the Chinese should send troops from the world's biggest army to kick the Russians out of Crimea.

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The "new prime minister" is illegitimate, an impostor. There have been no elections. He has declared himself a "prime minister" without having any right to do so. Hence, this "deal" is just as illegitimate and Ukraine is not bound by it.

@Elbuda Mexicano

It could be you. Why not you, indeed. Your blind hate of Russia had closed your eyes on your true enemies, who sit in your own government and rob you of the fruits of your labour. Keep fighting for and supporting the cause of men who laugh at you behind your back while they count your money.

@Serrano

And what is your personal concern in this? Make you sleep better at night?

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"The "new prime minister" is illegitimate, an impostor. There have been no elections. He has declared himself a "prime minister" without having any right to do so. "

I cannot find anything to contradict this and its rather disturbing.

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The parliament voted to strip Yanukovich of his powers, then called for an election in May. Yanukovich could have put forth a defensed, but he decided to fly to Russia instead.

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That's correct, Super lib.The parliament also voted to appoint Arseniy Yatsenyuk interim PM until the election. He's at least as legitimate as Putin, who is widely suspected of rigging his election.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/mar/05/russian-election-skewed-putin-favour

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@SuperLib

Except Yanukovich, the lawfully democratically elected president, was violently overthrown in a coup long before any of these "elections" took place.

Likewise, the parliament has no authority to appoint ministers.

Illegitimate.

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"@Serrano

And what is your personal concern in this? Make you sleep better at night?"

My personal concern is I don't want my country's servicemen and women once again called upon to put themselves in harm's way for another country's benefit when other countries aren't willing to do the same. Enough American servicemen and women have made the sacrifice, it's time for other countries, especially China, to step up to the plate here.

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Except Yanukovich, the lawfully democratically elected president, was violently overthrown in a coup long before any of these "elections" took place.

As mentioned above, he's welcome to throw his hat back in the ring - if he dares to return to Ukraine. Whether the move was constitutional or not is controversial. MPs supporting the move argue that President Yanukovych has de facto resigned his office by fleeing the country in face of massive opposition - most of it peaceful, with violence coming primarily from Yanukovich's forces - to the direction he proposed to take the country. It can be argued that he abandoned his own country before it was finished abandoning him.

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Amazing that my Ukranian co-worker is staunchly opposed to Yanukovich's actions while "in office" and his jailing of political opposition. We've seen a democratically elected head of state start turning into an oppressive dictator before. Remember Egypt? Remember Syria? Same difference.

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Self determination in Kosovo: Good.

Self determination in Crimea: Bad.

Hypocrisy : Yes.

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@serrano - I think the Chinese should send troops from the world's biggest army to kick the Russians out of Crimea.

or the Americans should send troops from the world's most experienced (at lega/illegal wars) army to kick the Russians out of Crimea.

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