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Can Ukraine Survive?
Power Line, by John Hinderaker

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Posted By:StormCnter, 2/23/2014 5:44:34 AM

President Yanukovych has fled Kiev and retreated to the East, but apparently has refused to resign and is characterizing the popular uprising as a “coup.” In the meantime, protesters have taken over Kiev. This remarkable footage of Maidan (Independence Square) was shot yesterday by a drone:(Snip for video)There is talk of new elections being held as early as May, but at the moment the situation is murky. Leaders of the largely Russian-speaking areas of eastern Ukraine say they are taking control of their territories until “constitutional order” is restored. Which, from their perspective, might be never. Whether Ukraine can survive in

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: The Advocate, 2/23/2014 6:45:06 AM     (No. 9743017)

Historically and culturally partition would be preferable to Covil War."
Agreed.
Problem is that the western Russian speaking half is more prosperous and Europe would be ansorbing another needy economic country.
It is however preferable to a civil war.
Kiev was originally capital of Russia until it was moved to Moscow.
Stalin systematically murdered prosperous Kulaks and then wiped out whole cities through forced starvation as he stole the grain to sell to the West for his industrialization of ussr-
All with collusion of his favorite NYT propagandist and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Walter Duranty.
Fact NYT refuses to return Pulitzer is a disgrace and stain on West.
This time world knows what is happening.
Location is determinative and partition preferable to all out civil war with scorched earth.
Btw Stalin murdered the top 10 percent of ALL the Republics and FDR and traitor Alger Hiss turned over Eastern Europe.
Time to redraw borders and strengthen Eastern Europe and Eastern Ukraine both.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Objectivity, 2/23/2014 1:16:53 PM     (No. 9743419)

Largely agree #1. I disagree with your attribution solely to Stalin of holmydor (calculated starvation murder of millions of Ukrainians in 1930s). Stalin was then just consolidating power. Early 1930s Ukraine was russian bolsheviks reacting to 1929 Soviet Congress in Kyiv when almost unanimously ukrainian bolsheviks spoke up for nationalism. The ´collectivist starvation´ started 2 years later.

Point: Stalin is muy malo. But their was an ideological core of many human beings who designed death of millions conciously-not just one terrible man.

However, lost by all is fact Stalin appended chunk of Russia to Ukraine in post-WW2 mass border settlements of 1948 to ´permamently anchor´ Ukraine to soviet union. This is the clear issue here. Return these oblasts to Russia........and let Ukraine go forward as remains....

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Reply 3 - Posted by: stablemoney, 2/23/2014 1:22:13 PM     (No. 9743430)

Ukraine. It is your liberty. Fight for it.

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