I see that tu204 conveniently omitted the Russian invasion of denuclearized Ukraine from his examples.
Yeah, cause there was no invasion. What there was is support for the locals located in Eastern Ukraine that didn't appreciate the overthrow of the government that they supported, an illegal overthrow that was supported by the short sightedness of the west. Had the west not interfered and fueled that fire, there would be no civil war in Ukraine. Pretty sure there isn't much chance in the near future of those regions falling back into place because of the shellings of their people and cities that took place. Not Russia's fault. Well could be partially. Incited by west, carried on by Russia and taken to the extreme by the Junta in Kiev.
Once again, you seek to rewrite history here, parroting the Kremlin line (what a surprise!). There was no "overthrow" of the government; Yanukovych was impeached by his own parliament.
Yanukovych had first promised to establish closer relations with the European Union and Russia in order to attract the capital necessary to maintain Ukraine's standard of living without affecting the local population significantly. One of these measures was an association agreement with the European Union which would provide Ukraine with funds contingent to several reforms in almost all aspects of Ukrainian society. Yanukovych first accepted the contingencies as fair but ultimately refused to sign the agreement.Then Yanukovych signed a treaty and multi-billion dollar loan with Russia instead, which sparked civil unrest in Kiev that ultimately led to violent clashes as law enforcement troops cracked down on protesters.. Yanukovych fled the country into the open arms of Russia and has never returned. I am sure there are some people in Ukraine who still might support him, but it is Russia's meddling - not any native Ukraine support - that has caused the current conflict.
And that, my Russian f
comrade, was totally Russia's doing.
Lalala. And your line of rewriting history, ignoring simple law and then looking for lame excuses for the blatant disregard of any logic by those that illegally took power is getting repetatively annoying.
1) There was no impeachment according to the constitution.
2) The nationalists that took power decided that the whole country should be onboard is shortsighted.
3) Using deadly force against citizens of Ukraine, that did not agree with the illegal takeover of power is just blatantly stupid and just that action there will probably leave the country divided for YEARS. The fact that they don't try to reconcile will keep those seperatist regions out from the control of Kiev for DECADES.
The fact that people in the west, like yourself keep you dilusional views that you posted above will keep moving back that date where it may be POSSIBLE that Ukraine (minus Crimea) live together as one country again.
Sad. You guys along with the apes in Kiev are doing more to split Ukraine than Russia ever could.
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