Comments on: Vladimir Putin is not planning annexation of Ukraine enclaves, but diplomacy is flailing http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/29/vladimir-putin-not-planning-ukraine-annexation-but-diplomacy-is-flailing/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/29/vladimir-putin-not-planning-ukraine-annexation-but-diplomacy-is-flailing/#comment-1052786 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 22:30:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40782#comment-1052786 Putin is sinking the Russian economy over this Ukraine boondoggle. Investors are pulling out, deals are headed elsewhere. Putin is standing with his shirt off again, getting laughed at by Pussy Riot and the rest of the world. Poor sad Putin.

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By: Macedonian http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/29/vladimir-putin-not-planning-ukraine-annexation-but-diplomacy-is-flailing/#comment-1051997 Sun, 31 May 2015 22:56:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40782#comment-1051997 Saakashvili is the only chance for Ukraine.

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By: Jingan http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/29/vladimir-putin-not-planning-ukraine-annexation-but-diplomacy-is-flailing/#comment-1051175 Sun, 31 May 2015 01:38:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40782#comment-1051175 tank on picture has north/south shade cast by the sun…yet woman and child have est/west shade…Ukraine has two suns?

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By: musicmouse http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/29/vladimir-putin-not-planning-ukraine-annexation-but-diplomacy-is-flailing/#comment-1051173 Sat, 30 May 2015 22:20:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40782#comment-1051173 We have now seen two Minsk agreements. Both were concluded when Poroshenko’s army was in a weak position. And in both cases Poroshenko reneged on his promises soon after he had made them with lawyerly subterfuges. The first time he did this by refusing to grant Donbass autonomy while insisting on control of the borders. Now he has again denied Donbass autonomy – with the excuse that first elections should be held – according to Kiev rules.

Anyone who knows the suffocating political environment in Kiev with its press censorship and political violence and killings knows what this means. The main goal of Minsk-II was opening the road to a dialogue where disagreements can be solved peacefully. But obviously the Kiev government isn’t interested in peace. It is a government of oligarchs and extremists that doesn’t care about the destruction of Ukraine.

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By: ARJTurgot2 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/29/vladimir-putin-not-planning-ukraine-annexation-but-diplomacy-is-flailing/#comment-1051167 Sat, 30 May 2015 16:23:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40782#comment-1051167 Obama, Nuland, Kerry, Biden thought they were being clever, and punishing Putin for Syria. Like so much Obama Co. they were cynical, and utterly incompetent.

Putin will decide the outcome – when you dance with a 900 lb gorilla, you stop when the gorilla decides to stop. But the worst is yet to come. Putin can use this to fracture the EU/US alliance. The price for this mess will eventually fall to the EU. Anticipate that European politicians, particularly in Germany, but also Hungary and Bulgaria, make the feckless failure of America an issue.

P.S. I predicted ALL of this on reuters’ blogs, well over a year ago. This was pretty obvious.

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By: BGDavis http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/29/vladimir-putin-not-planning-ukraine-annexation-but-diplomacy-is-flailing/#comment-1051166 Sat, 30 May 2015 15:48:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40782#comment-1051166 ” the United States (in alliance with the countries of Europe, NATO and the British Union) catastrophically lose their positions and claims to the world domination.”
1. Where and when did the US, NATO or the UK make claims to “world domination?”
2. You seem to overlook the fact that China is far ahead of Russia in manpower, economy, pace of development, short- and long-term potential and global reach (both military and economic).

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By: Owlwit http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/29/vladimir-putin-not-planning-ukraine-annexation-but-diplomacy-is-flailing/#comment-1051156 Sat, 30 May 2015 13:42:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40782#comment-1051156 Poroshenko and Merkel both refuse to include the rebel leaders in any talks toward a peaceful solution. The rebels have no incentive to end the fighting, irregardless of what Putin decides to do.

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By: aussie66 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/29/vladimir-putin-not-planning-ukraine-annexation-but-diplomacy-is-flailing/#comment-1051016 Sat, 30 May 2015 12:17:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40782#comment-1051016 A very long way saying nothing.

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By: VVS http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/29/vladimir-putin-not-planning-ukraine-annexation-but-diplomacy-is-flailing/#comment-1050633 Fri, 29 May 2015 22:19:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40782#comment-1050633 Reuters: “A representative in the German parliament… back channels of German diplomacy… Merkel, the main guarantor… Russia occupied and annexed…”
… Phew-phew-phew: how many words, combinations and diplomatic delights! While the reality is much simpler: the United States (in alliance with the countries of Europe, NATO and the British Union) catastrophically lose their positions and claims to the world domination.

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By: OneOfTheSheep http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/29/vladimir-putin-not-planning-ukraine-annexation-but-diplomacy-is-flailing/#comment-1050622 Fri, 29 May 2015 16:52:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40782#comment-1050622 So the world is dependent on the transient moods of a madman that World War III does not start tomorrow, or the next day? Such an “arrangement does not encourage long term investment in anything but munitions!

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