Interesting how the US is up in arms in defense of the People of Ukraine?
Warning Russia from exercising it’s right to defend it’s territory and fleet in accordance with agreements held with Ukraine before the uprising.
Yet not a word is uttered in defense of the people of Bahrain who are abused and oppressed.
So it is alright to look the other way when people are being killed as long as your Fifth Fleet is not threatened?
It’s alright to condone the brutality these people are being subjected to by a regime kept in place for the strategic services it renders?
But it is not alright to come to the aid of Pro Russian and Russian Nationals in Crimea who have requested assistance?
And it is not acceptable to protect a military asset when that right has been previously stipulated and agreed upon by the then legitimate government of Ukraine?
A legal contract according to Russia, leaving in question the fact that there is no permanent government in the Ukraine as of yet. Until said time do they not have a right to protect their interests?
Given the turmoil and violent nature of the attacks taking place. Not to mention the lack of control the interim government seems to have over the people storming government buildings and brandishing weapons. Actions which are condemned by the people of Crimea as has been reported and demonstrated quite a few times since the upheaval began.
The US does whatever it deems fit to protect their assets no matter what.
A bit hypocritical is it not ?
Author : The Presidential Press and Information Office
Russia interested in Ukraine stability, acts within existing agreements – UN envoy
Edited time: March 01, 2014 03:13
Russia is interested in the stability and prosperity of Ukraine more than anyone and is acting within existing agreements, Russia’s UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin said after a private meeting of the UN Security Council on the situation in the country.
Any movements of Russian military within Crimea are in line with the existing arrangements with Ukraine on the deployment of military assets in the former Soviet republic, Churkin added, addressing media speculation on military deployments.
“We have an arrangement with Ukraine about the stationing of the Russian Black Sea fleet in Sevastopol and we are acting within the framework of that agreement,” Churkin told reporters.
Earlier the Russian Black Sea Fleet’s press service dismissed reports that Russian troops were blocking an airport in Crimea. Media speculated heavily on the issue after Crimean self-defense squads in military uniforms raided the international airport in the republic’s capital, Simferopol on Friday night.
Movement of Russian armored vehicles in Crimea fully complies with agreements – Foreign Ministry
The movements of the Russian Black Sea Fleet’s armored vehicles in Ukraine’s Autonomous Republic of Crimea are in full compliance with Russian-Ukrainian agreements, Moscow has said.
Russia has passed a note regarding the maneuvers to a minister-counselor at Ukraine’s embassy in Moscow, Ruslan Nimchinsky, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Friday.
On Thursday, the Russian charge d’affaires in Kiev, Andrey Vorobyev, was summoned to the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry and handed two diplomatic notes – one on the latest events in Ukraine and one asking Russia’s Black Sea fleet units to abstain from movements outside their deployment sites.
“The Russian Foreign Ministry has passed an reply to the Ukrainian side on the movement of the Black Sea Fleet armored vehicles in Crimea, which is caused by the necessity to provide security for the Black Sea fleet’s naval deployment areas on Ukrainian territory, which happens in full accordance with basic Russian-Ukrainian agreements on the Black Sea Fleet,” a statement published on the Russian Foreign Ministry’s website reads.
SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine (AP) — The pro-Russian prime minister of Ukraine’s restive Crimea claimed control of all military, police and other security services in the region Saturday and appealed to Russia’s president for help in keeping peace there.
In a statement reported by local and Russian news agencies, Sergei Aksenov declared that the armed forces, the police, the national security service and border guards will answer only to his orders. He said any commanders who don’t agree should leave their posts.
As armed men described as Russian troops took control of key airports and a communications center in Crimea on Friday, Ukraine accused Russia of a “military invasion and occupation” — a claim that brought an alarming new dimension to the crisis, and raised fears that Moscow is moving to annex a strategic peninsula where Russia’s Black Sea fleet is based.
Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk opened a cabinet meeting by calling on Russia not to provoke discord in Crimea.
“We call on the government and authorities of Russia to recall their forces, and to return them to their stations,” Yatsenyuk was quoted as saying by the Interfax news agency. “Russian partners, stop provoking civil and military resistance in Ukraine