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Ukraine launches talks, but its foes are missing

By The Associated Press

This article was published May 14, 2014 at 11:06 a.m.

KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s government launched talks Wednesday on decentralizing power as part of a European-backed peace plan but didn’t invite its main foes, the pro-Russia insurgents who have declared independence in the east.

That deliberate oversight left it unclear what the negotiations might accomplish.

In his opening remarks, acting President Oleksandr Turchynov said authorities were “ready for a dialogue” but insisted they will not talk to the separatists who have seized buildings and fought government troops across eastern Ukraine.

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cliffcarson says... May 14, 2014 at 5:08 p.m.

When the first person put their vote in the box in Eastern Ukraine voting for independence from the bunch in Kiev, immediately the vote for independence was one more vote than the Kiev bunch got to Govern Ukraine - period. No one voted in, the USA and NATO puppets, they just enacted a Coup at the point of a gun. Remember the former Kiev Government had been elected by a Ukraine wide election.

The USA and NATO opened Pandora's box by organizing and funding the Coup, then trying to blame Putin. Some actions just have unintended consequences.

If you've kept up with the news, you might caught on how the rhetoric has changed as things didn't go as planned. Our good old media has gone from calling the Neo-Nazi Party now in Kiev "the legitimate Government of Ukraine" to referring to them as the "Interim Government of Ukraine". But the Separatists ain't having it either way. Now they have voted to leave Ukraine and join up with Russia.

And what could be more idiotic than having a reconciliation meeting with no one there but the Kiev Neo-Nazi's, the USA, and NATO. The aggrieved people, the Pro Russian bunch were not invited to make peace. We will soon start hearing about those "Terrorists" from Eastern Ukraine committing all kinds of atrocities.

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Capitalist12 says... May 14, 2014 at 9:57 p.m.

President Oleksandr Turchynov is correct: You do not negotiate with terrorists or revolutionaries. The Bolsheviks' November revolution led to 20 million dead and over 18 million sent to slave labor camps called GULAGS.
Putin's puppets do not want democracy; they demand revolution. General Secretary Putin has not yet accepted what history has decreed: USSR lost the Cold War. So he shows old NAZI films on his state-controlled TV, and his sheep believe that NAZIs are fighting the commies, 69 years after WWII has ended.
No, one does not negotiate with revolutionaries. One eliminates them. The great President Reagan was correct in his strategy for the Cold War with USSR: "We win. They lose." And so we did win. And so they did lose. May Putin and his KGB/SVR/etc finally accept history and quit their attempted resurrection of the dead old USSR.

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cliffcarson says... May 14, 2014 at 10:57 p.m.


Do you ever have your head in the sand.

Are you not informed or do you just don't want to be?

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cliffcarson says... May 15, 2014 at 6:01 p.m.

Statement by Ron Paul concerning the US involvement in the Ukrainian Coup

Last week US Congress overwhelmingly passed a bill approving a billion dollars in aid to Ukraine and more sanctions on Russia. The bill will likely receive the president’s signature within days. If you think this is the last time US citizens will have their money sent to Ukraine, you should think again. This is only the beginning.

This $1 billion for Ukraine is a rip-off for the America taxpayer, but it is also a bad deal for Ukrainians. Not a single needy Ukrainian will see a penny of this money, as it will be used to bail out international banks who hold Ukrainian government debt. According to the terms of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)-designed plan for Ukraine, life is about to get much more difficult for average Ukrainians. The government will freeze some wage increases, significantly raise taxes, and increase energy prices by a considerable margin.

But the bankers will get paid and the IMF will get control over the Ukrainian economy.

The thing is Capitalist, as will all these problems, its all about the money. And Yatsunyuk, the new leader chosen by the US before the Coup is a former high potentate in the IMF. There's Billions to be made, maybe even Trillions the Elite say, "there's profit in Wars" but you have to start them to make that money.

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