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 ?

~Desert Rose~

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Russia interested in Ukraine stability, acts within existing agreements – UN envoy

Published time: February 28, 2014 22:45
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.

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Movement of Russian armored vehicles in Crimea fully complies with agreements – Foreign Ministry

Published time: February 28, 2014 13:28
Edited time: February 28, 2014 15:29

Russian military vessels are anchored at a navy base in the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Sevastopol, Crimea, February 27, 2014 (Reuters)

Russian military vessels are anchored at a navy base in the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Sevastopol, Crimea, February 27, 2014 (Reuters)

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.

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An unidentified armed man patrols in front of the airport in Simferopol, Ukraine, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. Russian troops took control of the two main airports in the strategic peninsula of Crimea, Ukraine’s interior minister charged Friday, as the country asked the U.N. Security Council to intervene in the escalating conflict. Russian state media said Russian forces in Crimea denied involvement. No violence was reported at the civilian airport in Crimea’s capital of Simferopol or at the military airport in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol, also part of Crimea. At the Simferopol airport, a man claiming to speak for the camouflage-clad forces patrolling the airport described them as Crimean militiamen.

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

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