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Re: Ukraine/Crimea/Russia

Post by Rover the Top » Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:14 pm

So... is there any more of rob-of-the-robot's post that we can mercilessly pull apart? :D

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Re: Ukraine/Crimea/Russia

Post by Ethiaa » Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:15 pm

I wasn't aware you'd managed any of it yet - or indeed even been trying. Poor show if you have.

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Re: Ukraine/Crimea/Russia

Post by Rover the Top » Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:18 pm

Not you!

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Post by mrblackbat » Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:19 pm

Also, the Tibetan comparison doesn't really work either; that would be like saying that Russia annexed the Crimea not for the Russians there, but to eradicate the Crimean Tatars.... and the Tatars would have to be the majority.

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Post by Rover the Top » Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:24 pm

mrblackbat wrote:Also, the Tibetan comparison doesn't really work either; that would be like saying that Russia annexed the Crimea not for the Russians there, but to eradicate the Crimean Tatars.... and the Tatars would have to be the majority.
Except if a similar situation happened in Tibet, it would be breaking away from China?

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Re: Ukraine/Crimea/Russia

Post by Ethiaa » Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:21 pm

Rover the Top wrote:Not you!
You should be more specific in future.

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Re: Ukraine/Crimea/Russia

Post by mrblackbat » Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:27 pm

Rover the Top wrote:
mrblackbat wrote:Also, the Tibetan comparison doesn't really work either; that would be like saying that Russia annexed the Crimea not for the Russians there, but to eradicate the Crimean Tatars.... and the Tatars would have to be the majority.
Except if a similar situation happened in Tibet, it would be breaking away from China?
Ah, right. Being dumb there. :footinmouth:

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Re: Ukraine/Crimea/Russia

Post by Rover the Top » Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:50 pm

We're used to it... :whistle:

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Re: Ukraine/Crimea/Russia

Post by mrblackbat » Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:58 pm

:roll:

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Re: Ukraine/Crimea/Russia

Post by mrblackbat » Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:00 pm

Far right leader shot in Ukraine just hours after Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had held talks with his Ukrainian counterpart Andriy Deshchytsia - their first meeting since Russia's move into Crimea triggered a diplomatic crisis.

Anyone think that sounds sur-spicious? :paranoid:

Also, I love this:-

"Meanwhile, a toughly-worded statement from the G7 group of industrialised countries, condemned both the Crimean vote to secede and Russia's annexation of Crimea"

Anyone else thinking of Hans Blix in Team America?


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Re: Ukraine/Crimea/Russia

Post by mrblackbat » Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:24 am

If I didn't know better, I'd be checking the date for the 1st April.

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Re: Ukraine/Crimea/Russia

Post by mrblackbat » Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:45 am

Only a matter of time before the East of Ukraine is annexed now I think.

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Re: Ukraine/Crimea/Russia

Post by mrblackbat » Mon May 12, 2014 9:38 am

Well the referendum in the East seems even dodgier than the one in Crimea.... :paranoid:

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