Russian President Vladimir Putin declared the Ukrainian military’s attack on the city of Slovyansk a “grave crime” today, saying it was unacceptable for a nation to use its army against its own people, and warning of consequences if the attacks continue.
The attack killed five protesters, according to Ukraine’s Interior Ministry, which dubbed all the slain “terrorists,” a term it is using to refer to the mostly ethnic Russian protesters seeking autonomy throughout the east.
That they are ethnic Russians is no small matter, as Russia insists it will not stand by and allow its citizens to be killed anywhere, let alone in the area along its own border.
The Russian military is emphasizing that point, as it ramps up military exercises just across the border, leaving 40,000 Russian troops just a stone’s throw away from the protester cities, and fueling concerns that the situation could quickly escalate.
7 thoughts on “Putin Slams Ukraine Attack on Slovyansk, Threatens ‘Consequences’”
hahahah, a terrorist calling others terrorists. Geez, I wonder where the Ukraine’s Interior Ministry learned this sound bite "terrorists" from? He learned it from the Obama Regime where they label all people killed by his drones or air force terrorists or suspected terrorists.
"…from the Obama Regime…"
Don't go all right-wingy dingy on us here. This "terrorist" thing goes way back. I mean way, way back. KIng George called Washington et al terrorists. But this latest proliferation of the "terrorism-as-an-excuse-for-world-domination" idea comes to us courtesy of bin Laden and Cheney, and Obama bin Cheney is just following in their footsteps.
Brown is the new white.
it *is* in fact unacceptable for a nation to use its army against its own People !
Especially in case of foreign financed (5 billions according to Nuland!) and trained NAZI storm troops which the enemy calls "Government" and want to inflict a war between both target or victims of the foreign Aggressor.
This is an US Army unconventional warfare more: http://enk894.wix.com/us-wars
I only hope Putin's "consequences" are more than Obama's empty threats.
The NAZI junta in Kiev need to be taught a lesson in behaviour.
Putin, either put up or shut up. You don't wait for the thugs to punch you silly before you retaliate. You retaliate when the first punch is thrown. Otherwise, you demonstrate your lack of resolve, the emptiness of your threats and your being intimidated by the criminal mafia in Washington who would love nothing better than to make Russia their next target for breaking it up into small cantons that they can rule over. I also realize that marching into Ukraine can be the start of world war lll……… I hate mushrooms!
Citizens? Ethnic Russian Ukrainians are no more citizens of Russia than Putin was ever a member of the Russian navy! It was because of that daft photo that I christened him "Kaddafiev". The good news is that Putin is still bluffing and blustering, but what will he do after 25 May?
Putin isn't bluffing, he's deadly serious,… and speaking calmly and firmly to the point isn't blustering. This isn't some rah rah high school football game, Michael.
And re the details of citizenship: various peoples from various regions of the old Soviet empire — Russians in particular — traveled and settled in various distant regions of that empire. When the empire dissolved they were left in various newly-formed separate countries. To say, for the sake of satisfying your bias, that Russian citizens of the former Soviet Union are now Ukrainians, without adding some qualifier — like say "technically" Ukrainians — to contextualize the complexities of the matter is blatant partisan bias and intellectually dishonest.
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