Ukraine crisis

Ukraine crisis

Ukraine crisis

First published in Letters by

ARE we pushing Russia into a retaliation?

What if the propaganda from the Ukraine is wrong and the US is believing the worst because of its long hatred of everything Russian and Communist? Will fear start something none of us wants?

It is too easy to say Russia is causing the unrest in Ukraine without any substantial proof. Ukrainian troops have been massing near the border with Russia for months, so the new agreement made in Geneva has already been broken by Ukraine.

Not long ago the Ukrainian people ousted their leader after much bloodshed; Ukrainians, not Ukrainian Russian speakers, and the same government is still in power.

If the Russian speakers in East Ukraine feel their concerns are being ignored in Kiev, they must be allowed to express the feelings of the majority who give support to the uprising; their demand for more autonomy is not outrageous.

The Russian speakers in Slavyansk do not wish to join Russia (like they did in Crimea). Their only wish is to be given more autonomy.

Let’s stand back a bit and put pressure on a discredited government in Kiev.

Dennis Barton, Woodthorpe, York.

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1:24pm Mon 28 Apr 14

The Great Buda says...

No.

Lets stop Russia trying to derail the up coming general election in the Ukraine, so the people of the Ukraine can choose their own Government democratically.

Then all sides will have to accept the result.
No. Lets stop Russia trying to derail the up coming general election in the Ukraine, so the people of the Ukraine can choose their own Government democratically. Then all sides will have to accept the result. The Great Buda
  • Score: 1

3:28pm Mon 28 Apr 14

CHISSY1 says...

This country should keep our noses out,we cant sort our own problems.And Haig is a complete joke like all his cronies.
This country should keep our noses out,we cant sort our own problems.And Haig is a complete joke like all his cronies. CHISSY1
  • Score: -20

3:51pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Fat Harry says...

The Great Buda wrote:
No. Lets stop Russia trying to derail the up coming general election in the Ukraine, so the people of the Ukraine can choose their own Government democratically. Then all sides will have to accept the result.
Yes... what could possibly go wrong with NATO trying to influence the outcome of an election?
[quote][p][bold]The Great Buda[/bold] wrote: No. Lets stop Russia trying to derail the up coming general election in the Ukraine, so the people of the Ukraine can choose their own Government democratically. Then all sides will have to accept the result.[/p][/quote]Yes... what could possibly go wrong with NATO trying to influence the outcome of an election? Fat Harry
  • Score: 5

4:14pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Pinza-C55 says...

"Let’s stand back a bit "
I agree with that part. I haven't the slightest interest in what Russia thinks of Ukraine and vice versa. I don't wish the UK "government" to get involved with this squabble or spend even 50p of my money on it.
" put pressure on a discredited government in Kiev."
No. If you wish to be involved, go over their and fight for your chosen side. Don't try to drag this country into a war which has no possible value to us.
If you wish to fight a war from the comfort of your armchair visit the Game Shop in Lendal and they will sell you some soldiers.
"Let’s stand back a bit " I agree with that part. I haven't the slightest interest in what Russia thinks of Ukraine and vice versa. I don't wish the UK "government" to get involved with this squabble or spend even 50p of my money on it. " put pressure on a discredited government in Kiev." No. If you wish to be involved, go over their and fight for your chosen side. Don't try to drag this country into a war which has no possible value to us. If you wish to fight a war from the comfort of your armchair visit the Game Shop in Lendal and they will sell you some soldiers. Pinza-C55
  • Score: 6

6:00pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Young the Southbanker says...

The USA have admitted to spending USD 5 Billion 'Promoting Democracy' in the Ukraine.
Yanukovich and his cronies allegedly stole/blew the 45bn IMF Loan.
The EU 'Trade Agreement' they failed to sign included a commitment by Ukraine to join NATO.
They all deserve to be left in peace to sort themselves out.
Let's hope our warmongering politicians (and MP) see it that way.
The USA have admitted to spending USD 5 Billion 'Promoting Democracy' in the Ukraine. Yanukovich and his cronies allegedly stole/blew the 45bn IMF Loan. The EU 'Trade Agreement' they failed to sign included a commitment by Ukraine to join NATO. They all deserve to be left in peace to sort themselves out. Let's hope our warmongering politicians (and MP) see it that way. Young the Southbanker
  • Score: 6

6:02pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Seadog says...

But Chissy; do you really want the Russian Bear prowling around the back door to India? Consider your tea supply; ivory chess pieces and calico prints! Call out the Cherryb*ms and send a gun boat!
But Chissy; do you really want the Russian Bear prowling around the back door to India? Consider your tea supply; ivory chess pieces and calico prints! Call out the Cherryb*ms and send a gun boat! Seadog
  • Score: 15

8:08pm Mon 28 Apr 14

CHISSY1 says...

Seadog wrote:
But Chissy; do you really want the Russian Bear prowling around the back door to India? Consider your tea supply; ivory chess pieces and calico prints! Call out the Cherryb*ms and send a gun boat!
What a load of garbage,grow up.
[quote][p][bold]Seadog[/bold] wrote: But Chissy; do you really want the Russian Bear prowling around the back door to India? Consider your tea supply; ivory chess pieces and calico prints! Call out the Cherryb*ms and send a gun boat![/p][/quote]What a load of garbage,grow up. CHISSY1
  • Score: -16

9:57am Tue 29 Apr 14

Firedrake says...

I fear Seadog's variety of satire only works on those of us who are sufficiently "grown up" to have read "1066 And All That" as children; surely one of the funniest books in the English language ... if you're of a certyain age!
I fear Seadog's variety of satire only works on those of us who are sufficiently "grown up" to have read "1066 And All That" as children; surely one of the funniest books in the English language ... if you're of a certyain age! Firedrake
  • Score: 0

9:58am Tue 29 Apr 14

Firedrake says...

erm .. "certain".
erm .. "certain". Firedrake
  • Score: 0

11:33am Tue 29 Apr 14

Bad magic says...

Russia basically invades a sovereign nation, and that's our fault? What planet is this muppet on?
Russia basically invades a sovereign nation, and that's our fault? What planet is this muppet on? Bad magic
  • Score: 0

1:12pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Firedrake says...

I am reminded of a remark by the late, great Peter Ustinov: "Mother Russia never invades anyone; she merely leans on your fence until it collapses and then helps you rebuild it ... further on."
I am reminded of a remark by the late, great Peter Ustinov: "Mother Russia never invades anyone; she merely leans on your fence until it collapses and then helps you rebuild it ... further on." Firedrake
  • Score: 1

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