Monday, August 10, 2015

Ukraine

Is it acceptable for Russia to keep Crimea?  When Ukraine became independent they had nuclear weapons left over from the Soviet Union.  The United States, United Kingdom, and Russia all agreed to guarantee Ukraine's borders in exchange for them giving up their nuclear weapons.

A few years later, Russia invaded Crimea and held a plebiscite to ratify their take over.  Now Russian backs separatists are fighting in Eastern Ukraine.  Some believe they are working towards creating a land bridge from Russia to Crimea, through Ukraine.

Russian apologists claim that's not the case, yet, Russia continues to pour weapons and troops into Crimea.  I suspect at some point they will begin fighting to join up with those coming from the east.  Russia will connect Crimea and Russia and the US and UK will do nothing; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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