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Russian forces storm Ukraine
base in Crimea, U.S. sees
´dark path´ to isolation

Reuters, by Aleksandar Vasovic and Maria Kiselyova

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Posted By:earlybird, 3/19/2014 10:10:53 AM

SEVASTOPOL/MOSCOW--The United States warned Moscow it was on a "dark path" to isolation on Wednesday after Russian troops backed by unarmed volunteers stormed Ukraine´s naval headquarters in the Crimean port of Sevastopol and raised their flag. The dramatic seizure came as Russia and the West dug in for a long confrontation over Moscow´s annexation of Crimea, with the United States and Europe groping for ways to increase pressure on a defiant Russian President Vladimir Putin. "As long as Russia continues on this dark path, they will face increasing political and economic isolation," said U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, referring to reports of

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They know Biden is mocked here, considered to be a fool, a clown. And he´s already pulled one gaffe on this trip, saying publicly in Poland that he was chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee when Poland joined NATO. Senator Jesse Helms was chairman at at that time.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 3/19/2014 11:54:28 AM     (No. 9775156)

The equivalent of stamping your foot and saying "I don´t like you anymore." Putin is laughing his posterior off at us.

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