Comments on: Ukraine crisis forced into suspended animation for 2015 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2014/12/29/ukraine-crisis-forced-into-suspended-animation/ Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:26:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: AZreb http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2014/12/29/ukraine-crisis-forced-into-suspended-animation/comment-page-1/#comment-14761 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 16:58:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=29009#comment-14761 European countries need to take a hard look at the benefits and also the bad effects of the sanctions. Please do NOT “go along to get along” with the US and what that government wants. What is good – or so our US government says is good – for the US may not be in the best interests of other countries.

Many of us realize that countries closer to Russia face a different set of problems with Putin than we in the US do. Plus, we do not seem to realize that the Russian people have been through much worse that these sanctions and they are tough, having to sacrifice much in the past.

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By: DJSanDiego http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2014/12/29/ukraine-crisis-forced-into-suspended-animation/comment-page-1/#comment-14758 Tue, 30 Dec 2014 21:38:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=29009#comment-14758 Former VP Cheney’s Crowning Glory was to be project Helena gas pipeline from Vladimir Putins great Outback including all countries ending with the letters, “Stan,” all the way to Europe.Enter the Bush Admin. offering Patriot missile Batteries and a new Iron Curtain to any country willing to oppose Putin; For the price of two bottles of Stoli and a carton of Marlboro’s Putin brought the Big oil Bandit Brothers;”W,” and ,”Dick,” to their knee’s….Where are the Diplomats of yesteryear…Born on Olympus….Can walk on water(Briefly)And Quote Emily Post and Sir Winston Churchill….. Adnosium

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By: Lovetwo http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2014/12/29/ukraine-crisis-forced-into-suspended-animation/comment-page-1/#comment-14756 Tue, 30 Dec 2014 19:07:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=29009#comment-14756 Dear Danram

Peace be with you All.

Love
Omega

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By: Macedonian http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2014/12/29/ukraine-crisis-forced-into-suspended-animation/comment-page-1/#comment-14754 Tue, 30 Dec 2014 15:52:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=29009#comment-14754 Crimea only reunited with Russia same way as East Germany reunited with the West.

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By: PeterLP http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2014/12/29/ukraine-crisis-forced-into-suspended-animation/comment-page-1/#comment-14752 Tue, 30 Dec 2014 09:21:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=29009#comment-14752 I agree with FUD312 — the sanctions have a clear goal. the problem is that not all European nations are willing to enforce them to the level which would achieve this goal.
of course Putin is not ’embarked on a long game of brinkmanship from which he will not retreat whatever the economic cost’ … he will obviously not survive the collapse of the Russian economy.
the western democracies will exercise patience whether or not their leaders would like to or not … since all countries must be kept (more or less) on board.
further sanctions are required as well as the careful arming of the Ukraine army. these both seem to be on the cards.

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By: zac48 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2014/12/29/ukraine-crisis-forced-into-suspended-animation/comment-page-1/#comment-14751 Tue, 30 Dec 2014 05:40:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=29009#comment-14751 As the US and NATO continue to do their best to bastardize Putin and create conflict between Russia and the west.

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By: Danram http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2014/12/29/ukraine-crisis-forced-into-suspended-animation/comment-page-1/#comment-14750 Tue, 30 Dec 2014 02:12:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=29009#comment-14750 The best “strategy” for the west is to quit pussy-footing around and arm the Ukrainian military to the teeth. We need to send them our best weapons systems in significant quantities along with NATO advisers to show their soldiers and airmen how to use them. We also need to provide funding and heavy equipment for the construction of a formidable defensive barrier along the entire length of the Russian/Ukrainian border.

The Ukrainians aren’t asking us to do their fighting for them. All they’re asking for is the means to defend themselves.

And for all the navel-gazers out there who can’t wait to shout “We shouldn’t send arms to Ukraine. No matter how much we send to the Ukrainians, the Russians will always have more!”, I would reply that the objective isn’t to enable the Ukrainians to be able to defeat Russia in a full-blown war. The objective is to enable them to inflict casualties on the Russian army that the Russian public will not tolerate.

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By: Lovetwo http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2014/12/29/ukraine-crisis-forced-into-suspended-animation/comment-page-1/#comment-14749 Tue, 30 Dec 2014 01:52:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=29009#comment-14749 Truth be known.

The conflict did not start in Crimea.

The conflict started in Kiev; with the west in sighting the overthrow of a democratically elected government.

Peace be with you All.

Love
Omega

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By: FUD312 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2014/12/29/ukraine-crisis-forced-into-suspended-animation/comment-page-1/#comment-14743 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 16:15:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=29009#comment-14743 “Western economic sanctions against Russia… were also meant to have a clear goal. So far, they don’t.”

How is Russia removing its troops and its aid for pro-Russian separatists from Ukraine not a clear goal?

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By: SixthRomeo http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2014/12/29/ukraine-crisis-forced-into-suspended-animation/comment-page-1/#comment-14742 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 15:24:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=29009#comment-14742 The new USSR must give up the occupied territory of Crimea and Eastern Ukraine; Putin, as KGB director, will not do this; he and his real supporters have their wealth stowed, safe from whatever happens to Russia’s economy.

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