Vladimir Putin Asks Parliament For Permit to Send Troops to Crimea

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Russia's president Vladimir Putin asked the upper chamber of Russian parliament to allow him to send military forces to Crimea, until the situation there normalizes. 

“With regard to the extraordinary situation in Ukraine, which threatens the lives of Russian citizens, our compatriots, in accordance with point 1 g, part 1, Article 102 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, I am asking the Council of the Federation to allow the deployment of Russian armed forces in the territory of Ukraine (Autonomous Republic of Crimea), until the public and political situation in the country normalizes”, reads a statement, released by the Kremlin press office.

Apparently, Putin's request will be considered promptly.

Meanwhile, it was reported that the Ukrainian border guard is taking the Ukrainian navy ships and cutters, based in Sevastopol, into the open sea, to avoid their capturing by Russian forces. 

At the same time in cities in eastern Ukraine citizens are raising Russian and Soviet flags and are trying to seize control of the regional authorities' building in Harkov.

Earlier today the acting president of Ukraine Alexandr Turchinov issued a decree declaring illegal the appointment of Serhiy Aksyonov as Crimean prime minister.

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#11
Optimistic - 1 Mar 2014 // 21:49:33

This news is vastly incorrect.

Putin has got permission to send troops to anwhere he wants in the Ukraine.

He should use this power to help the parts of the Ukraine that want to be protected from the facist thugs that have taken over the government in the Ukraine.

It is legimitate for Russia to provide humanitarian assistance and milarary protection if it is requested to do so by regional governments in the Ukraine.

#10
Vladimir K. - 1 Mar 2014 // 21:14:58

Not to mention all the protests against this new "government" which isn't even written in the western press.

rt.com/news/donetsk-kharkov-ukraine-protest-365

#9
Yane - 1 Mar 2014 // 20:52:36

U.S. puts Chechen militant leader Doku Umarov on wanted list
http://en.ria.ru/world/20110526/164250273.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dokka_Umarov

#8
Yane - 1 Mar 2014 // 20:40:04

More madness,
Ukraine nationalist leader calls on 'most wanted' terrorist Umarov 'to act against Russia'
Published time: March 01, 2014 18:12
http://rt.com/news/yarosh-nationalist-address-umarov-380/

Shocking that they would support a terrorist wanted by the world incl USA (for killing Americans at airport)?

Nope...they actually fought on the side of islamic fundamentalists...these people are deranged..
http://rt.com/news/ukraine-right-sector-militants-210/

http://rt.com/news/ukraine-radical-attacks-prosecutor-080/

#7
George Zheliazkov - 1 Mar 2014 // 20:03:12

Ukrainians, what you’ve done is the dumbest, most outrageous and humiliating course of action not only to your nation but also to all Slavic Nations.
Slavic people should be an example of peace, unity, tolerance, stability and compassion to the entire world and NOT violence, disorder, betrayal and etc. to your own roots and culture….

Here are some examples on the condition of your new western “friends”… which are messing up with your minds…..

http://www.cnbc.com/id/101456201

http://rt.com/business/rome-risks-going-bankrupt-209/

and etc..
You are in a deep trouble…..

#6
Yane - 1 Mar 2014 // 19:30:13

nellie, you live in fantasy land, you want to pay billions for ukraine's 50 million population?

#5
nellie2014 - 1 Mar 2014 // 18:30:41

George, Russia has its fleet in the Black Sea. That's their only warm water port. Everything else is frozen solid. Russia has no choice but to keep Crimea.

#4
nellie2014 - 1 Mar 2014 // 18:27:04

Putin is a KGB thug. I stand with Ukraine as EU member country God willing.

#3
Yane - 1 Mar 2014 // 18:21:11

Well, now the fascist coup makers in Kiev show their madness...One thought only the tie-eating madman in Georgia was stupid enough to attack Russians and start a war...This is all west's fault, for backing these lunatics to overthrow legitimate government in Ukraine, using crazies willing to go to any means..cause and effect..

And every week we read how west is concerned about returning jihadi fighters from Syria while they at the same time support their cause...

The west is run by power-hungry madmen...

Gunmen from Kiev attempted to seize Crimea's Interior Ministry overnight - Russia
Published time: March 01, 2014 09:13
http://rt.com/news/russia-crimea-sieze-gunmen-344/

Russian senators vote to use stabilizing military forces on Ukrainian territory
Published time: March 01, 2014 15:23
http://rt.com/news/russia-ukraine-approve-miltary-371/

#2
Seedy - 1 Mar 2014 // 18:05:16

"Putin asks for permission...." - you certainly can't say the guy lacks a sense of humour......

#1
George Zheliazkov - 1 Mar 2014 // 17:15:57

Listen in my opinion Russia shouldn’t spend a single penny anymore on Ukraine. They should just move their army and everything out of Ukraine. Ukraine has been nothing but trouble and pain since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Plain and simple they don’t know what they want. Even before that they were a bunch of irresponsible undependable losers blowing up Chernobyl (it was an operator error!!!)and etc. Now already for 25 years they don’t know what they want making endless troubles on gas and everything else, betraying their own culture ad best friend Russia. Let them go Putin it’s not worth messing up Russia’s reputation for those unthankful losers, let those losers go and see that their bellowed friends from the west will do nothing for them.
32 Billion loans they ask for… dream on my Ukrainian friends not only hat the west is broke and deeply in debt but also that is not how capitalism works. If they give you some loan it will be a miserable billion or two with millions of strings, conditions, rules and regulations attached to it. Basically you will not be allowed to spend it…..
Ukrainians, the best thing for your country will be just to shut up and quietly transform it into what you want!
Business, money, investments and etc. like security, stability and peace!!!

(BTW the Americans should also just shut up and not stick their nose where it doesn’t belong! The world is really getting tired from american democracy and their crap, so before all the hell gets loose and the nukes start flying they should just shut up and learn to mind their own business!)