world

Russia demands U.S., NATO response next week on Ukraine

21 Comments
By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV

The requested article has expired, and is no longer available. Any related articles, and user comments are shown below.

© Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.

©2022 GPlusMedia Inc.


21 Comments
Login to comment

Crimea wasn't enough?! What's next on the menu after Ukraine? Romania? Poland? Europe? The Bear is on the hunt.

1 ( +4 / -3 )

Exit: Brezhnev doctrine.

Enter: Putin doctrine.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

It is revealing that the US considers it unreasonable for Russia to request guarantees about what NATO plans to do in Ukraine, and unreasonable for Russia to do exactly what NATO is refusing to rule out in Cuba and/or Venezuela.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Russia is forcing currently neutral Sweden and Finland to seriously consider formally joining NATO.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

That's a pretty dodgy-looking group of politicians.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Crimea wasn't enough?! What's next on the menu after Ukraine? Romania? Poland? Europe? The Bear is on the hunt.

I think if Russia does invade Ukraine it will discover the Bear's eyes were bigger than its belly. The Ukraine military of today is not the same military the Russians surprised in 2014. They are better trained and better equipped. The US and Canadian armies have been training Ukrainian ground forces in far western Ukraine for several years now, the US and other NATO allies train with their air force and the Turks have been selling them their combat proven drones, the same drones that were so good at destroying Russian air defense systems in eastern Libya. One has to ask how long the current regime in Moscow could last in the face of a military stalemate and thousands of Russia's sons and daughters coming home in body bags.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

Russia has already had it's answer from NATO. It will not change. If Russia deploys missiles in Cuba you can be assure that the US and NATO will put them in Ukraine, right on the border with Russia.

If Russia keeps pushing it will get exactly what it doesnt want. Ukraine in NATO and missiles right on it's border

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

NATO has to stop its indefensible warmongering against Russia.

-4 ( +4 / -8 )

The US and Canadian armies have been training Ukrainian ground forces in far western Ukraine for several years now

Oh boy.. Ukraine will fall for sure then

0 ( +2 / -2 )

NATO has to stop its indefensible warmongering against Russia.

Your right, NATO should show its peaceful intentions like Russia is by massing a couple of hundred thousand troops in Latvia and Estonia on Russia's border. See how Russia likes that.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

@Desert Tortoise

You make some valid points. You're right about Russia's eyes being bigger than it's belly. Are they ready to create so much havoc and animosity on so many of its borders simultaneously? The only thing that seems to make sense is that Putin is bluffing. And you're right about Ukraine. If Putin does invade there, he might win but at what cost in blood and treasure? And would it be worth it? Maybe it's just a big bluff and a game of chicken created for the sake of getting something for nothing at the negotiation table.

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

Maybe it's just a big bluff and a game of chicken created for the sake of getting something for nothing at the negotiation table.

I think it is mostly a negotiating ploy to see if NATO will yield to any of his demands. Yesterday the Russians said they could deploy forces to Venezuela or Cuba if NATO doesn't agree to their terms which tells me they are looking for a face saving way out of the hole they have dug. But honestly I think a US deployment of air power to Poland and Romania followed by a clearly stated threat to use it if Russia invaded Ukraine would end the threat for all time. No ground troops, just air power. Russia doesn't want to fight US forces directly and especially US air power. They saw what happened on 7 February 2018 at a Conoco gas plant near Dier ez-Zor Syria. They also remember Desert Storm and the Bekaa Valley.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

Btw, I don't think the Russians could take Ukraine. Not this time. Russian forces would be bogged down and bled white trying. It would be the end of Vladimir Putin and probably lead to a major upheaval within Russia.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

Good news.

Used to support Ukraine, now 100% behind Russia.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

Looks like Biden’s handlers wanna war.

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan claimed on Thursday that the threat of a Russian invasion is "high" after days of talks between Western powers and Moscow.

Probably some who voted for him are against it, some welcome it, most don’t care.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

stormcrow

Crimea wasn't enough?! What's next on the menu after Ukraine? Romania? Poland? Europe? The Bear is on the hunt.

Crimea has always been Russian territory and was gifted to Ukrain by Chrushtchew in a moment of drunken stupor. The population has always been ethnic Russian, and it is home to the only warm water port of the Russia navy --- trying to grab that away is part of US warmongering, just like the infamous "Maidan" insurrection.

And "the bear" is not meddling internationally in sorts of places where it does not belong, like the US and Nato.

0 ( +4 / -4 )

Just look at all the far-right, so-called conservative Trump supporters here side with Russia over Ukraine...and the US....

You should read up on the history of the situation, instead going into simplistic US party politics rant.

Once again, truth hurts, huh....

Actually, while I support Trumps policy platform, I disagree with his anti-russian stance,

Anti-Russian stance? The guy was Putin's Puppet, lap dog, apparatchik.... He sided with Putin over his own country's intel services. Even Bannon said the meeting at Trump Tower with Russians was "treason"...

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/01/03/politics/bannon-wolff-fire-and-fury/index.html

including sending lethal aid to the Ukraine and opposing Nordstream 2. Clearly, in regard to anti-Russian warmongering, Trump caved to the neocon-neolib agenda.

Ahhh..... the warmongering NEOCONs and the woke, peace-loving Libs are in cahoots with one another.

Welcome to MAGA-world...

0 ( +2 / -2 )

People are ignoring that the NATO backed regime it installed in Ukraine is the reason that the US refused to vote in favor of the UN resolutions condemning Nazism.

That is what so many comments are endorsing.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

More than 14,000 people have been killed in nearly eight years of fighting between the Russia-backed rebels and Ukrainian forces.

And if they invade Ukraine again it could become another Chechnya for them. Not to mention they've been intervening in Kazakhstan recently. They may be stretching themselves too thin.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

@WillB

It doesn’t make any difference what kruschev happened to be drinking that day. The USSR officially transferred Crimea to Ukraine in 1954…officially.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites