Posted Apr 23, 2014 by Martin Armstrong
Everything that took place in Crimea is unfolding in the Eastern region of Ukraine. Men in the same green uniforms without markings have appeared in the region with military grade weapons. Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said that Russia has the right under international law to invade if Russians are threatened there, drawing a parallel with the 2008 Georgian war. Lavrov has repeated Russia’s demand that Ukraine withdraw all its military units from the country’s east.
Ukraine’s government faces an armed revolt there by pro-Russia separatists. They have stopped “Russian Tourists” from entering the border if they are men between 18 and 60. Apparently, you can visit Ukraine with military weapons as a tourist if you are looking for a different vacation from the norm.
Kiev and the West are saying Moscow commands the gunmen in eastern Ukraine and of course this is something Russia denies. But grass-roots type of uprising do not have military weapons and the same green uniforms without markings.
Nonetheless, in recent weeks, pro-Russian militants have seized administrative buildings in at least a dozen towns in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. This is a boiling pot and we will see the East taken by Russia. The typical Russian that just believes the government, as their American counterparts blindly support the NSA and Obama, see the old world vision of greatness related to size rather than economic power. Their response is interesting just restating Russia is getting bigger so that is good.