Comments on: Europeans ‘not grasping’ the importance of Ukraine http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/09/14/europeans-not-grasping-the-importance-of-ukraine/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: AnonymousMouse http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/09/14/europeans-not-grasping-the-importance-of-ukraine/#comment-1106395 Thu, 24 Sep 2015 20:08:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43384#comment-1106395 “The loss of Crimea, Russia’s backing of the breakaway militants in Ukraine’s eastern industrial provinces of Donbass and Lugansk, …”

The province of Dobass doesn’t exist. Donbass is a region, consisting of the Luhansk and Donetsk provinces. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donbass

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By: americangrizzly http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/09/14/europeans-not-grasping-the-importance-of-ukraine/#comment-1105379 Sat, 19 Sep 2015 13:40:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43384#comment-1105379 24 of 28 NATO countries don’t pay a fair share of NATO’s costs. They prefer diplomacy, and in fact defund NATO as this is controlled solely by the US. Basically not paying their bill and spending this money in their host country to benefit their citizens lives. The US government will probably shutdown 1 Oct of non essential spending. As Congress by the Constitution can defund.

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By: americangrizzly http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/09/14/europeans-not-grasping-the-importance-of-ukraine/#comment-1105378 Sat, 19 Sep 2015 13:35:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43384#comment-1105378 Kennan opposed the Clinton administration’s war in Kosovo and its expansion of NATO (the establishment of which he had also opposed half a century earlier), expressing fears that both policies would worsen relations with Russia. He described NATO enlargement as a “strategic blunder of potentially epic proportions”.
Perhaps a nuclear war or a bankrupt US?
The United States currently provides about 25 percent of these NATO common-funded budgets, and will continue to do so after the addition of the new members. source NATO

NATO countries to follow through on commitments to spend 2 percent of their nations’ gross domestic product on defense. Only four NATO nations meet that threshold: the U.S., Britain, Greece and Estonia.

At present, NATO has 28 members. In 1949, there were 12 founding members of the Alliance: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, the United Kingdom and the United States. The other member countries are: Greece and Turkey (1952), Germany (1955), Spain (1982), the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland (1999), Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia (2004), and Albania and Croatia (2009).

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By: sarkozyrocks http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/09/14/europeans-not-grasping-the-importance-of-ukraine/#comment-1104838 Thu, 17 Sep 2015 14:29:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43384#comment-1104838 Self determination for others, but only if our interests are served first. The hypocrisy is revolting.

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By: Kristiand http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/09/14/europeans-not-grasping-the-importance-of-ukraine/#comment-1104755 Thu, 17 Sep 2015 10:30:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43384#comment-1104755 Ukraine is boring but what is important is that we must investigate the war crimes, where European soldiers are involved,
http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2015/09/5 21461.html
Authorities of Ukraine insist that everything is fine but the evidence above says that we should pay attention to what’s going on in Ukraine.

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By: 2ndThink http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/09/14/europeans-not-grasping-the-importance-of-ukraine/#comment-1104424 Wed, 16 Sep 2015 14:48:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43384#comment-1104424 I’m trying to reconcile how foreign interests propping up any government somehow makes them “independent”?

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By: evilhippo http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/09/14/europeans-not-grasping-the-importance-of-ukraine/#comment-1104411 Wed, 16 Sep 2015 08:37:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43384#comment-1104411 I see the paid PutinBots are out in force commenting here again.

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/09/14/europeans-not-grasping-the-importance-of-ukraine/#comment-1104392 Tue, 15 Sep 2015 21:15:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43384#comment-1104392 Free world. Now there’s a map I’d like to see. Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, China. All trade partners, allies, and/or recipients of our foreign aide. Are they part of the “free world?”

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By: maximillion92 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/09/14/europeans-not-grasping-the-importance-of-ukraine/#comment-1104391 Tue, 15 Sep 2015 21:12:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43384#comment-1104391 I think Reuters, Europe and the rest of the world are failing to forget about an even more oppressed country in Eastern Europe…Belarus, which is really the true center of Europe. Their own people don’t even care to vote in the upcoming election because they are disappointed in the current regime. They are dealing with fake pro-Russian candidates. The country restricts chances for political activity and monitor all of its media as a tool for propaganda. Lukashenka is running for the fifth time, sure the elections will be rigged.

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By: hoipolloi http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/09/14/europeans-not-grasping-the-importance-of-ukraine/#comment-1104348 Tue, 15 Sep 2015 17:22:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43384#comment-1104348 Russia is in strategic retreat (demographic, economic, etc) but on the offensive tactically. After WWII Austria was for years a buffer state between Nato and the Warsaw Pact. The people who are driving Ukraine to
be a confrontation state re: Russia lack imagination for diplomatic solutions and may get the US embroiled in a hair-trigger stance.
Best to follow the lead of the Germans and other Europeans to solve this.

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