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Russia's UN envoy also pointed to the agreement of 21 February as the key to resolving the Ukraine crisis.

"The best way to resolve the crisis is to look hard" at the agreement signed one week ago, said Vitaly Churkin, the Russian ambassador to the United Nations, in a news conference following the emergency security council meeting.

When asked about Russia's willingness to intervene militarily, Churkin laughed.

"Really, even the question is aggravating!" he said.

Hah , they learned the lesson from their western counterparts...What do you get from his answer about military intervention? I am puzzled...  

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein

by vbo on Fri Feb 28th, 2014 at 10:58:41 PM EST
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Well, I think his response is intended to avoid being called a liar next week, when the Russian military intervene overtly "for humanitarian reasons" or "to protect the Russian minority from aggression".

So far, the Ukranian forces seem to have avoided responding to the Russian provocations (airports etc...), but the Russians can easily manufacture incidents to justify intervention in Crimea (for a start).

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Sat Mar 1st, 2014 at 06:18:06 AM EST
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