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Russia’s 25,000-troop allowance & other facts you may not know about Crimea

04.03.2014 18:46

Ukraine’s statement at the UN that ‘16,000 Russian soldiers had been deployed’ across Crimea sparked a MSM feeding frenzy that steadfastly ignored any hard facts that got in their way.

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Marcus Wallace 07.05.2014 03:19

Vladimir Skarzhinets 22.03.2014 18:33

People, you fools )
I am a resident of the Crimea , and listen to what I tell you .
Russia did not invade Ukraine , has not invaded the Crimea. Autonomous Republic of Crimea , the current interim government urged to help Russian Fediration for security against aggression from Kiev. Because bandits , fascists and nationalists , armed , illegally seized power showed aggression towards the Russian people living in teritory Ukraine. And in the Crimea 90 % of the population - Russian .

  


Uhhhh... Crimea's Russian population is 58% you know?

 

John Cox 02.05.2014 05:56

What clause in the Bases Agreement authorises Russia to overthrow the government of Crimea, usurp Ukrainian authority, and annex the territory?

 

Evelio Hernandez 15.04.2014 22:18

I don't know, why Russia still have in Crimea's ports, if they have access to the Black Sea by his own Territory.....Lookin g on the Russia maps , have a long coast area in order toBuild many Ports......I know manny people in Crimea are Russian decendents , but don't be on War, this will not good for the people and for the area........

 

masteradrian 15.04.2014 10:45

Valeri Barkov 14.04.2014 13:06

Whatever you say, you won't change the fact that Crimea was invaded military by masked russian soldiers hiding their identity behind uniforms without insignia. They failed in this hiding though, there are many evidence to proof that.

  


Then give that proof!
Observers have been unable to establish the fact that the individuals running around in un-marked uniforms to be Russian!
What has been established though is that a bunch of unregulated militia-members (aka criminals and lowlifes) were walking around preasuring civilians..... and intimidating people!

 

JL100 29.03.2014 20:28

'facts that we conveniently choose to help advance the Russian cause'.

And people think Western media is biased.

Peo ple throw this fascist word around without knowing its meaning. Look up the characteristics of Fascism: Domineering party, rigged elections, hyper-masculine cult of supreme leader, hypernationalism, widespread support, state-control of heights of economy, media domination, selective violence.

PUTIN FITS EVERY CATEGORY.

W ake up people.

 

Brian Keith Graham 28.03.2014 03:41

As I said in my last post, I am Australian. An indigenous Australian. My wife is Russian and my mother in-law Ukrainian. I am not one to be swayed by influence on these matters as you can ask my wife nor but media flooding of misinformation. I really like to get the facts. Unfortunately, the majority of the world only see and hear facts on the news. And it is hard to believe what is the news. Who do we believe. I know what I saw on the tv when the Maidan situation unfolded. So blatant. I understand when asked, the Crimean autonomous state ask for Russian protection. Coup versus referendum? Which is the legal choice???

 

Brian Keith Graham 28.03.2014 03:33

I am Australian. I see that many people have opposing arguments on the facts and the law governing this situation and past ones. The world needs an international forum for all leaders and concerned peoples of the Ukraine, Russia and the west.
They should all put there ideologies with regard to this situation backed up with the facts and law that makes their arguments valid and then let the world see the real truth.They're just throwing rhetoric back and forth and the average person sucks up whatever their media throws at them. Everyone is quoting facts and figures and History. Lets see it on paper in a televised forum

 

Iain Spooner 25.03.2014 20:41

I'm shocked at the number of people still believing what the western Media is telling them. Now for all those skeptics who look to the likes of CNN, Fox, Sky, BBC etc, why don't you search for your own facts. I'd start by spending a few minutes checking this out. Open your eyes and stop blaming Russia :)

 

Vladimir Skarzhinets 22.03.2014 18:33

You are the unknown and 10 % of the truth , your naivety and delusion catastrophic.
An d of course, a major role in the Ukrainian tragedy to blame the United States.
Russian people . People of Crimea longed to reunite with Rossiiyu . And just try to tell us that someone is forced to do it and you prove that you are being fed misinformation your government and similar resources . That put Russia in a bad light , in fact it is not.
Only one who's right , it's RF

 

Vladimir Skarzhinets 22.03.2014 18:33

People, you fools )
I am a resident of the Crimea , and listen to what I tell you .
Russia did not invade Ukraine , has not invaded the Crimea. Autonomous Republic of Crimea , the current interim government urged to help Russian Fediration for security against aggression from Kiev. Because bandits , fascists and nationalists , armed , illegally seized power showed aggression towards the Russian people living in teritory Ukraine. And in the Crimea 90 % of the population - Russian .

 

Donna Evans 18.03.2014 14:17

Just the facts.

 

Aluyi 15.03.2014 20:01

John Wedow 15.03.2014 16:42

Apparently the education being dumbed down has worked . Nobody is bothered that our Government especially the Defense Department and the White House is packed full of Amish guys , most of which hold dual citizenship with another country. Yikes , I wonder who they give allegience to ? We have been sold out from within , Defense,Banking,Wall Street, Education , Homeland etc . Wake up and do a little research

  


No w that´s a very wise man. Keep it up.

 

John Wedow 15.03.2014 16:42

Apparently the education being dumbed down has worked . Nobody is bothered that our Government especially the Defense Department and the White House is packed full of Amish guys , most of which hold dual citizenship with another country. Yikes , I wonder who they give allegience to ? We have been sold out from within , Defense,Banking,Wall Street, Education , Homeland etc . Wake up and do a little research

 

Robert Miller 15.03.2014 01:38

USA give the Ukraine all the A10 Wart hogs you've got plus send in two aircraft carriers heaps of nuclear subs and blockade them for a whole 10 years. These Russians don't understand anything unless it is sheer blunt brute force.

 

John Cox 14.03.2014 23:47

The change of government in Kiev is not an excuse to invade part of Ukraine. The former president's dismissal was voted for by the majority of parliament, including members of his own party. He was then disowned by the party. The man is a pariah, with few supporters in Ukraine.

Ho wever none of this has anything to do with the Russian invasion of Crimea. That is clearly illegal under international law. No amount of Soviet-style propaganda will alter that fact.

 

Frank Ginsburg 10.03.2014 23:43

I think as usual western media has tried to make this a headline to sell there tabloid like news they should reach for all the c facts first before jumping to conclusions. the same with the American government who is quick to choose sides and take opinions before looking at the facts.. i am glad RT is trying to get out the correct information i talked with friends in Crimea and they dont feel threatened or invaded but protected.
what kind of leader would Putin be if he left his people in harms way. So far Russia has not overstepped there bounds and have taken every step with caution

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