1. Mr. Putin says: Russian forces in Crimea are only acting to protect Russian military assets. It is “citizens’ defense groups,” not Russian forces, who have seized infrastructure and military facilities in Crimea.
The Facts: Strong evidence suggests that members of Russian security services are at the heart of the highly organized anti-Ukraine forces in Crimea. While these units wear uniforms without insignia, they drive vehicles with Russian military license plates and freely identify themselves as Russian security forces when asked by the international media and the Ukrainian military. Moreover, these individuals are armed with weapons not generally available to civilians.
2. Mr. Putin says: Russia’s actions fall within the scope of the 1997 Friendship Treaty between Ukraine and the Russian Federation.
The Facts: The 1997 agreement requires Russia to respect Ukraine’s territorial integrity. Russia’s military actions in Ukraine, which have given them operational control of Crimea, are in clear violation of Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty.
Alexandre Cabanel “Fallen Angel” detail.
Today marks exactly three months since the first Euromaidan protest I attended. It was raining then, just like it was today. But this time everything was different. Everything has changed. Whatever innocence this city had left is now gone. The president is out. Police have left the streets. Tymoshenko is free. But people weren’t celebrating today at Maidan. The cost was very high. There is a lot of work to be done.
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can this be everyone’s home please so that we can all be more eco-friendly
this is so lovely
'its too hot to wear all black'
Okay, guys, I just feel like I have to write this post.
Sorry, I’m still learning English, so don’t judge me If I make a mistake.
Ukraine, my wonderful country, is in a difficult situation right now. Our “government” is playing against us. Well, we knew, that they steal our money, they work only…