Sunday, August 31, 2014

Russia invades Ukraine, EU dithers...

Russia is pouring thousands of men and heavy weapons into Ukraine to prop up the rebels.  You would think tough new sanctions would be imposed at a minimum. That hasn't happened. The truth is the EU lacks the spine to impose tough sanction on Russia because it would hurt their economies almost as much as Russia. Obama could impose tough sanction if he wanted too. It would hurt the US economy much because we don't do that much trade with Russia. He is not doing it because he doesn't want to make his EU buddies look bad.

Via FOX News:
European Union leaders stopped short of imposing new economic sanctions on Russia in response to the latest developments in Ukraine early Sunday, instead tasking the organization's executive body to "urgently" prepare tougher economic sanctions that could be adopted within a week after Ukraine's president warned of a possible "full-scale war" in eastern Europe.
The 28 leaders of E.U. member countries also issued a statement calling on Russia to "immediately withdraw all its military assets and forces from Ukraine."
In recent days, a new advance by Moscow-backed separatist rebels has resulted in the seizure of the coastal town of Novoazovsk, stoking fears that the larger port of Mariupol would be the next target.
The offensive appears to have succeeded in relieving some of the pressure on the rebel-held cities of Donetsk and Luhansk, which had been surrounded by government troops in recent weeks. Ukraine military spokesman Col. Andriy Lysenko said Saturday that troops were abandoning the town of of Ilovaysk, about 15 miles east of  Donetsk, where its forces had been surrounded by rebels for days.

1 comment:

Kolya's Days said...

If you are getting your news from Fox or CNN, then you need to see a shrink! I live outside the USA in South Africa, where our news is balanced and true. There are NO RUSSIAN TROOPS IN UKRAINE!!!
There are Americans fighting on the side of Ukraine. Don't publish BS til you get the true facts!