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Russia says it's worried about Ukrainian military buildup

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Russia has also sought to play down the movements of its troops, with Putin’s press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, saying last week that “the movement of troops on our territory shouldn’t be a cause for anyone’s concern,

…then neither should the Ukrainian forces be of concern to Russia as they remain within their own border.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/17/the-world-is-worried-putin-is-about-to-invade-ukraine-heres-why.html

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This is so funny! I laughed and laughed. Great one Russia. Thanks!

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Russia & China - both good for a laugh

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Is Russia really this weak? Kinda runs afoul if Putin’s projected image

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Now, a little less spun, what Russia is concerned about is that the foreign backed regime that overthrew a newly reelected President because they didn't like what the majority of the Ukrainian people wanted is concentrating troops to probably make another attempt at forcing the population of the part of Ukraine that remains loyal to the last fairly elected President's vision to submit to the dictates and extremist views of the coup installed regime.

Sounds a little different when the inconvenient facts aren't omitted, doesn't it.

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Russia on Wednesday expressed concern about Ukraine's military buildup near the area of the separatist conflict in the country's east, a statement that comes amid Ukrainian and Western worries about alleged Moscow's plan to invade its neighbor.

Sounds like Ukraine is Russia's only military concern, as the US isn't doing anything about this situation.

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Nazi Germany claimed it was worried about being invaded by Poland back in the 1930s. Then it invaded Poland. It looks like Putin has taken a page right out of that old play book. In other words, Russia’s about to invade Ukraine.

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Yes, there is a high probability of Ukraine invading Russia, and Ukrainian tanks marching through Kremlin. Poor Putin can only amass the army on the border and invade first in order to protect Russia from this formidable aggressor.

Straight out of North Korea or China diplomacy textbook.

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Now, a little less spun, what Russia is concerned about is that the foreign backed regime

Russia is sad that the Ukrainians no longer want Russian backing but want to be part of Western Europe.

that overthrew a newly reelected President because they didn't like what the majority of the Ukrainian people wanted

The "Orange revolution" from late November 2004 to January 2005, in the immediate aftermath of the run-off vote of the 2004 Ukrainian presidential election, which was claimed to be marred by massive corruption, voter intimidation and electoral fraud. Sounds about right for a Russian backed election. Russia complaining about a revolution, like it has had none of it's own.

is concentrating troops to probably make another attempt at forcing the population of the part of Ukraine that remains loyal to the last fairly elected President's vision

We have established he was not fairly elected at all.

to submit to the dictates and extremist views of the coup installed regime.

To be returned from puppet Russian rule to the rightful Ukrainian jurisdiction.

Sounds a little different when the inconvenient facts aren't omitted, doesn't it.

It sure does @Richard.

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Straight out of North Korea or China diplomacy textbook

Or may be American? "Remember the Maine", Tonkin Gulf incident, "Saddam has WMD"...

there is a high probability of Ukraine invading Russia

Oh, it's not about to invade. Zelenskyy knows very well he has not a chance. It's about a little provocation to deflect attention from the desperate situation at home: Ukarine has no money, huge debts, lack of energy (coal, gas) to survive the winter, roaming street gangs of neonazis who demand "victory over separatists" and very little support from remnants of the population. Desperate times requre desperate measures.

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Ukraine doesn't like it when part of their country is taken. Crazy thought for Russia. If Russia wants a country, take Belarus and leave Ukraine alone.

Russia & China - both good for a laugh

Except that innocent lives will be lost due to both of those govts and people who don't want to be under govt control (cough, HK/Crimea) will be forced into it.

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Ukraine's military buildup near the area of the separatist conflict in the country's east

Sounds like they are finally going after the coal, since they are about to freeze their behinds off.

To be returned from puppet Russian rule to the rightful Ukrainian jurisdiction.

Meaning the US jurisdiction?

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To be returned from puppet Russian rule to the rightful Ukrainian jurisdiction.

Meaning the US jurisdiction?

You must think everything not Russian or Chinese is American. Such a limited and wrong view of the world. You think you have to be on one side or the other. You can NEVER be your own person.

Ukraine is sovereign now it is out of the Russian sphere it seeks to join others and not as a state of the USA, but a free state of Europe. And now you turn that statement around as a good little Russian.

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You must think everything not Russian or Chinese is American. Such a limited and wrong view of the world. You think you have to be on one side or the other. You can NEVER be your own person.

Wow, capital letters. Very dramatic.

Have you seen this article before? Oldie but goodie, as they say.

www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26079957.amp

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"Oh, it's (Russia) not about to invade."

Was that something you said before or after Russia invaded Ukraine and then annexed Crimea?

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Was that something you said before or after Russia invaded Ukraine and then annexed Crimea?

Do you understand the meaning of the word "invasion"? Afghanistan, Iraq-2003 - that were invasions: bombings, artillery shellings, piles of dead bodies. In Crimea not even single shot was fired, from about 20 thousand Ukrainian troops stationed there about 15 thousand immediately shed their uniforms and enlisted in Russian units, the rest quietly returned to Ukraine. It was just a peaceful unification, Crimea was Russian for centures.

There will be no invasion. Ukraine's best defence is its complete uselessness. Why, what for to invade? Ransacked by USA and EU, with destroyed economy and infrastructure, Ukraine now is unable to feed itself. It has huge debts it is unable to repay, it begs IMF for another loan as a junkie who begs for money to buy one more fix. EU and USA orchestrated the coup d'etat in 2014, so its all yours now. Try to save this sinking Titanic, enjoy this experience.

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Now, a little less spun, what Russia is concerned about is that the foreign backed regime that overthrew a newly reelected President because they didn't like what the majority of the Ukrainian people wanted is concentrating troops to probably make another attempt at forcing the population of the part of Ukraine that remains loyal to the last fairly elected President's vision to submit to the dictates and extremist views of the coup installed regime.

Sounds a little different when the inconvenient facts aren't omitted, doesn't it.

Would you care to explain this a little bit? Do you mean the Ukrainian Presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenko, the one Russians poisoned with dioxin and almost killed so Moscow's preferred candidate Viktor Yanukovych could be elected President? Or are you talking about the students who ran the very same  Viktor Yanukovych out of office in 2013 when he turned down the opportunity to join the EU and become a memberr of the west because his puppet master in Moscow threw cheap natural gas his way. It was that sleazy deal and his history of being close to the Kremlin and not listening to his own people that led to peaceful protests. It was only after the Berkut special police shot up the protesters that the Orange Revolution began in earnest and Moscow's sock puppet was swept away.

Sounds a little different when the inconvenient facts aren't omitted, doesn't it.

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