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Ukraine UN Ambassador Asks U.S., Other Nations to Make Good on Protection Promises

Posted by on Mar. 2, 2014 at 9:17 AM
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Ukraine UN Ambassador Asks U.S., Other Nations to Make Good on Protection Promises

Ukraine’s ambassador to the United Nations asked the U.S. and other key members of the 15-nation security council for help after Russia said it would send armed forces into neighboring Ukraine, Reuters reported Saturday.

“The situation continues to deteriorate,” Yuriy Sergeyev told the council, adding that Russian forces represent “an act of aggression against the state of Ukraine … posing a serious threat to our sovereignty and territorial integrity.”

Ukraine’s U.N. Ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev speaks to the media following a U.N. Security Council meeting on his country’s crisis, Saturday, March 1, 2014, at United Nations headquarters. (Image source: AP/John Minchillo)

Sergeyev said Russia’s actions violate a 1994 agreement safeguarding Ukraine; it’s known as the Budapest Memorandum, and all five members of the permanent security council — the U.S., the United Kingdom, France, China, and Russia — agreed to it.

Sergeyev is now asking the four nations besides Russia to make good on their promises.

“Now what we are doing is we are addressing for other guarantors (of Ukraine’s sovereignty) to perform their guarantees,” Sergeyev told reporters Reuters noted.

Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin dismissed Sergeyev’s criticisms and described the council meeting on the Ukrainian crisis as a “game without rules.”

Russia’s U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin speaks during a U.N. Security Council meeting on the Ukraine, Saturday, March 1, 2014, at United Nations headquarters. (Image source: AP/John Minchillo)

Besides Russia’s veto powers on the Security Council, the other complicating factors center on what form any assistance from the U.S. and the other three nations would take.

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power called for the “immediate deployment” to Ukraine of international monitors from the United Nations and the Organization for the Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Reuters said.

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mikiemom
by Silver Member on Mar. 2, 2014 at 9:58 AM
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We have to honor our treaties.

mjmorrison
by Member on Mar. 2, 2014 at 10:12 AM

if we dont we will have no standing in the world and our allies will not trust us

Quoting mikiemom:

We have to honor our treaties.


mikiemom
by Silver Member on Mar. 2, 2014 at 10:13 AM

 exactly

Quoting mjmorrison:

if we dont we will have no standing in the world and our allies will not trust us

Quoting mikiemom:

We have to honor our treaties.

 

rocketracer
by Gold Member on Mar. 2, 2014 at 10:25 AM
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Do you really think we have a "standing" in the world right now? 

paknari
by Silver Member on Mar. 2, 2014 at 10:28 AM
I don't think we have a choice. I don't like the idea of war, but if we don't honor our treaties we could be asking for a lot of new problems.
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mjmorrison
by Member on Mar. 2, 2014 at 10:36 AM
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we used to but it has taken a beating in the last 5 years.

Quoting rocketracer:

Do you really think we have a "standing" in the world right now? 


Ednarooni160
by Eds on Mar. 2, 2014 at 10:36 AM
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Put would snap us like a match stick..what's Obama going to do when Putin's soldiers come knocking on the door..grab a deck of cards because he CAN'T watch?

mjmorrison
by Member on Mar. 2, 2014 at 10:37 AM
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Obama didn't even bother to attend the security briefings yesterday. he is clueless

Quoting Ednarooni160:

Put would snap us like a match stick..what's Obama going to do when Putin's soldiers come knocking on the door..grab a deck of cards because he CAN'T watch?


Ednarooni160
by Eds on Mar. 2, 2014 at 10:39 AM
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Quoting mjmorrison:

Obama didn't even bother to attend the security briefings yesterday. he is clueless

Quoting Ednarooni160:

Put would snap us like a match stick..what's Obama going to do when Putin's soldiers come knocking on the door..grab a deck of cards because he CAN'T watch?

There are no words..this country just as well have a HUGE message on it's back saying, KICK ME< MAIM ME< COME TAKE ME OVER..  THANKS OBAMA!!!

Matthew 6:24

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

mjmorrison
by Member on Mar. 2, 2014 at 10:41 AM
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that was his whole plan to begin with. the destruction of the USA.

Quoting Ednarooni160:


Quoting mjmorrison:

Obama didn't even bother to attend the security briefings yesterday. he is clueless

Quoting Ednarooni160:

Put would snap us like a match stick..what's Obama going to do when Putin's soldiers come knocking on the door..grab a deck of cards because he CAN'T watch?

There are no words..this country just as well have a HUGE message on it's back saying, KICK ME< MAIM ME< COME TAKE ME OVER..  THANKS OBAMA!!!


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