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Putin Hints That He May Not Stop at Crimea

Posted By admin On March 3, 2014 @ 6:15 am In Featured Stories,Tile,World News | Comments Disabled

Patrick Goodenough
CNS News [1]
March 3, 2014

During his 90-minute phone conversation with President Obama on Saturday, Russian President Vladimir Putin hinted that Russian military intervention in Ukraine could go beyond Crimea, the region now under effectively occupied by Russia.

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Image: Vladimir Putin (Wiki Commons).

That’s according to the Kremlin’s brief account of the phone call, initiated by Obama.

“Vladimir Putin stressed that in case of any further spread of violence to Eastern Ukraine and Crimea, Russia retains the right to protect its interests and the Russian-speaking population of those areas,” it said.

Roughly one-third of Ukraine as a whole is considered Russia-leaning, an area about ten times bigger than Crimea. Those are the regions where a majority voted for the pro-Russian Viktor Yanukovich – now former president – in the 2010 election, and where most first-language Russian speakers live.

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[1] CNS News: http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/patrick-goodenough/putin-hints-he-may-not-stop-crimea

[2] Ukraine Crisis: China Backs Russia in ‘Cold War’ over Crimea: http://www.prisonplanet.com/ukraine-crisis-china-backs-russia-in-cold-war-over-crimea.html

[3] Putin Asks Russia’s Senate to Use Military Force in Ukraine: http://www.prisonplanet.com/putin-asks-russias-senate-to-use-military-force-in-ukraine.html

[4] Ukraine warns Moscow against Russian military movements in Crimea: http://www.prisonplanet.com/ukraine-warns-moscow-against-russian-military-movements-in-crimea.html

[5] Ukraine says it will not bow to Russian ‘provocations’ in Crimea: http://www.prisonplanet.com/ukraine-says-it-will-not-bow-to-russian-provocations-in-crimea.html

[6] It’s On: Putin Deploys Troop Battalion: Russians Raise Flag Over Ukranian Republic of Crimea: http://www.prisonplanet.com/its-on-putin-deploys-troop-battalion-russians-raise-flag-over-ukranian-republic-of-crimea.html

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