Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Russia News - ties into skiing dream

The United States warned Russia on Wednesday against military intervention in Ukraine and said any incursion could lead to a broad international backlash.
Secretary of State John F. Kerry also pledged $1 billion in emergency U.S. loan guarantees to help Ukraine’s new, temporary government as it reels from the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovych last weekend.

Seems to be a double standard when it comes to toppling governments... as the US supports the overthrow ... everyone is conducting "War Games" 

Russia Orders Military Drill, Stoking Tensions

I kind of am following this news downhill as the Olympic is over and the Skiing dream I had ... Weeks before the Olympic ... Thinking that the games had stop (as I stated "Sorry to say" meaning something has happen  ... I watched the skier start down this mountain anyway ... As I take this as the meaning of the dream 

 Vladimir Putin puts troops in western Russia on alert and orders drill to test combat readiness
Protesters are involved in a confrontation outside the regional city in the Crimean capital of Simferopol
New Ukraine authorities due to unveil cabinet after disbanding Berkut riot police
Russian foreign minister condemns "rise of fascism" in western Ukraine

William Hague and John Kerry say Ukraine must not be a battleground between East and West
The US warned Moscow to be "very careful" in its judgements after Vladimir Putin put armed forces in western Russia on alert, as tensions mounted in the pro-Russian Crimea over the overthrow of Moscow ally Viktor Yanukovych by pro-European protesters.
Amid fears the country could fragment in the struggle between its pro-Russian and pro-European regions, Mr Putin flexed his military muscle by ordering war games involving 150,000 troops along the Ukrainian border.
John Kerry, the US secretary of state, raised the spectre of an East-West standoff as he insisted the US and Russia did not need to get into an "old cold war confrontation" over the country. He called on the Kremlin to "keep its word" over the unity of Ukraine, as the White House urged "outside actors" in the region to respect the country's sovereignty. ... 

East and West face off over Ukraine's Crimea

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine Thu Feb 27, 20140

Ukrainian police separate ethnic Russians and Crimean Tatars during rallies near the Crimean parliament building in Simferopol February 26, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

(Reuters) - Waving the Russian flag and chanting "Russia! Russia!", protesters in Crimea have become the last major bastion of resistance to Ukraine's new rulers.

President Viktor Yanukovich's overthrow on Saturday has been accepted across the vast country, even in his power base in the Russian-speaking regions of eastern Ukraine.
But Crimea, a Black Sea peninsula attached to the rest of Ukraine by just a narrow strip of land, is alone so far in challenging the new order.
As the only Ukrainian region with an ethnic Russian majority, and a home to Russia's Black Sea fleet, the strategically important territory is also now the focus of a battle between Russia and the West over the future of Ukraine.
Tensions are mounting in the regional capital Simferopol as separatists try to exploit the chaos after the changes in Kiev to press demands for Russia to reclaim the territory which Communist leader Nikita Khrushchev gifted in 1954 to the Soviet Ukraine.
Washington has warned Moscow not to send in tanks, an action that could result in yet another war in a region that has been fought over - and changed hands - many times in history.
But President Vladimir Putin flexed his muscles on Wednesday, putting military forces in western Russia on alert and saying Russia was acting to ensure the security of its facilities in the Crimean port of Sevastopol.
The view from separatists in Crimea is that there has never been a better time to appeal to Moscow for help than now....

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