Ukraine 2019 elections could shift Ukraine to EU and US

The Russia-Ukraine war has continued from 2014 to today. Russian troops in uniforms without identifying insignia occupied and took Crimea. Russian intelligence and military services provided leadership, funding, ammunition, heavy weapons and regular units of the Russian army to launch and sustain a separatist conflict in Donbas.

More than 10,500 have died.

A substantially improved Ukrainian military has managed to stabilize the line of contact that separates it from Russian and Russian proxy forces.

Ukraine’s 2019 elections could shift Ukraine to the EU and US but will the reforms in Ukraine happen and will the EU and the US make the financial commitments?

Sea of Azov

The Sea of Azov increasingly represents a point of contention between Ukraine and Russia. On March 25th Ukraine’s maritime border guards detained a Crimean-registered fishing vessel, Nord, charging the captain with entering illegally from Crimea (special immigration procedures are in place between Ukraine and Crimea). Since the end of April, Russia has been conducting a concerted campaign of detentions and inspections of commercial vessels in the area. The shallow-water ports of the Sea of Azov are generally used by small ships to supply Ukrainian- and Russian-produced grain, mainly to Turkey. The fact that the Sea of Azov is legally shared by Ukraine and Russia complicates the issue, making the prospect of a resolution of the conflict remote.

The latest controversy adds to existing issues caused by Russia’s construction of the Kerch Strait Bridge, which has allegedly restricted some Ukrainian sea traffic. The bridge allows for the transit of ships with a maximum height of 33 metres—much lower than is customary for such bridges. Russia claims that it took ship dimensions into account when it built the bridge. In return for fewer maritime restrictions, Russia could well be trying to force Ukraine into resuming water supplies to Crimea, cut off by Ukraine in 2014 after Russia’s illegal annexation of the peninsula. Crimea relied heavily on these supplies, and drought on the peninsula is currently a concern.

Economics and Politics

In March 2018, Ukraine gas company, Naftogaz, was awarded $2.5 billion in a lengthy, ugly legal battle with Russian gas behemoth Gazprom. The Stockholm Arbitral Tribunal ruled in favor of Naftogaz. The tribunal in Stockholm found that Gazprom defaulted on its shipment obligations and awarded damages of $4.63 billion. The award means Gazprom has to make payments to Naftogaz in the order of $2.56 billion after residual payments for gas delivered in 2014 and 2015 have been settled.

Ukraine has a GDP of about $120 billion. About $2-4 billion depends on Russia’s natural gas.

Talks between the European Commission, Russia and Ukraine are working on Russian gas transit via Ukraine post-2019.

Moscow hopes to have its 55 Bcm/year Nord Stream 2 pipeline and its 31.5 Bcm/year TurkStream link ready to flow gas to Europe by the end of 2019, leaving only limited volumes for transit via Ukraine.

Russian gas company Gazprom estimated its sales to Europe and Turkey may reach 205 Bcm or more in 2018.

The Danish government has come under fierce lobbying by Russia, EU allies and the United States over the 9.5 billion euro (£8.5 billion) Nord Stream 2 project led by Gazprom (GAZP.MM) and financed by five Western firms. The United States opposes the project while some eastern European countries fear it will make the EU a hostage to Russian gas. Sweden has given a permit. Russia thinks they can get a route for the pipeline that would avoid Denmark.

In Sept 13 2018, the US said it repeated threats to impose sanctions over the construction of Nord Stream 2 between Russia and Germany, U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry has said.

Gazprom sent 94 Bcm through Ukraine to Europe last year, the highest amount since it brought its 55 Bcm/year Nord Stream gas pipeline to Germany online in 2011.

Gazprom has previously said volumes through Ukraine could fall to 10-15 Bcm/year after 2019, assuming Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream come online before then.

Economic reforms in 2014-2015 helped secure a program with the International Monetary Fund worth $17.5 billion in low interest credits over four years.

The pace of reform, however, slowed in 2016 and has not rebounded. As Ukraine has failed to deliver on measures such as land privatization and harmonization of gas prices, the IMF’s program has disbursed no money for 10 months. IMF officials now seem especially concerned about the need for more effective steps to combat corruption, which continues to plague many areas of Ukrainian life. They have focused in particular on establishing a special court to try corruption cases.

Ukraine will have elections in 2019. Polling shows the current President Poroshenko in third place with 9.4 percent—a dramatic decline from the 55 percent he won in 2014.

Tymoshenko is in the lead with 18-20%. She wants for Ukraine’s integration into the European Union and strongly opposes the membership of Ukraine in the Eurasian Customs Union. Yulia Tymoshenko supports NATO membership for Ukraine.

She says that Ukraine must complete anti-corruption reforms and obtain more precise defensive lethal weapons. Ukraine must become stronger economically. Economic growth is the soft power that can convince people to stay in Ukraine.

Anatoliy Stepanovych Hrytsenko is in second place with about 10%. He is in the current Ukrainian parliament, former Minister of Defence, member of the Our Ukraine political party and leader of the Civil Position party.

In April, 2018, Ukraine received $250 million in actual military aid from the USA. They got some Javelin anti-tank missiles and other weapons.

286 thoughts on “Ukraine 2019 elections could shift Ukraine to EU and US”

  1. It didn’t lose its dominance in its Near Abroad as much in the process tho.

    The US will sell out Ukraine like the UK/France sold out Czechoslovakia in 1938, too.

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  2. Ukraine should chillax and become a good little Russian satellite again – then maybe they can have access back to Crimea without having to pass a checkpoint. A Ukraine aligned with Europe instead of RF is a less powerful Ukraine – 2nd class to the Europeans – only slightly less second-class than the barbarian Turks.

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  3. Ukraine should chillax and become a good little Russian satellite again – then maybe they can have access back to Crimea without having to pass a checkpoint. A Ukraine aligned with Europe instead of RF is a less powerful Ukraine – 2nd class to the Europeans – only slightly less second-class than the barbarian Turks.

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  4. China will also have a hard time becoming the world leading power by forcing other countries under its wings. What most countries want is stay relatively free from forced influence by other more powerful countries and have a freedom in making their trade policies. This is why it is very likely why the US, who operates in this manner as a global power most of the time, will stay the world global power for a while, even after China become the biggest economic power, which according to some measures it already is.

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  5. The Russians, responding to the wishes of the Crimean people, decided to overturn the decision of the USSR politburo to remove the Crimea from the Russian republic, and attach it to the Ukraine republic. If you’ll notice, NATO nations are not asking for a internationally supervised referendum, because the Crimeans themselves would vote to remain part of Russia. Poking the bear in this fashion is a very bad idea, unless you want war, and since that is what the US deep state always wants……….. If NATO wants to return unjustly seized territory to the nation that lost it, it should consider Gibraltar-Spain, and Israel-Palestine-Syria-Jordan-Egypt, maybe even Texas-Mexico.

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  6. Ukraine is just a province of Russia and even more is the ancestor nucleus of Russia. Belarus and Ukraine states a creation of the soviets. Reason : To have three seats in international organisations instead of one.

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  7. yeah sure dude XD Russia policy of getting rid of Ukrainians is national prime interest since 400 years. Ethnic cleansing, mass starvation, russification, forced settlement in syberia etc. Yeah, urkainians should go with it XD Especially since being part of russian sphere of infleunce also means no ability to develop ecomomically. Great plan. Got any other advice?

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  8. China will also have a hard time becoming the world leading power by forcing other countries under its wings. What most countries want is stay relatively free from forced influence by other more powerful countries and have a freedom in making their trade policies. This is why it is very likely why the US who operates in this manner as a global power most of the time will stay the world global power for a while even after China become the biggest economic power which according to some measures it already is.

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  9. The Russians responding to the wishes of the Crimean people decided to overturn the decision of the USSR politburo to remove the Crimea from the Russian republic and attach it to the Ukraine republic. If you’ll notice NATO nations are not asking for a internationally supervised referendum because the Crimeans themselves would vote to remain part of Russia. Poking the bear in this fashion is a very bad idea unless you want war and since that is what the US deep state always wants………..If NATO wants to return unjustly seized territory to the nation that lost it it should consider Gibraltar-Spain and Israel-Palestine-Syria-Jordan-Egypt maybe even Texas-Mexico.

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  10. Ukraine is just a province of Russia and even more is the ancestor nucleus of Russia. Belarus and Ukraine states a creation of the soviets. Reason : To have three seats in international organisations instead of one.

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  11. yeah sure dude XD Russia policy of getting rid of Ukrainians is national prime interest since 400 years. Ethnic cleansing mass starvation russification forced settlement in syberia etc. Yeah urkainians should go with it XD Especially since being part of russian sphere of infleunce also means no ability to develop ecomomically. Great plan. Got any other advice?

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  12. >What most countries want is stay relatively free from forced influence by other more powerful countries and have a freedom in making their trade policies. That’s not how it works. Germans can vote 5 parties – all of them transatlanticists who will gladly betray their own nation when Washington calls. The new American ambassadors days after he arrived started to make demands from Germany on twitter, instead of telling him to go away Merkel told her own people to keep quiet.

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  13. Yep. More advice here: All former territories of the USSR except for Estonia Latvia Lithuania and Moldova should do the same. Moldova should go to the Romanians as should that small piece of the Bulgaria on the Black Sea south of Constanta and that small piece of Ukraine on the Black Sea that was part of Romania in the interwar Years.

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  14. Yep. More advice here: All former territories of the USSR except for Estonia Latvia Lithuania and Moldova should do the same. Moldova should go to the Romanians as should that small piece of the Ukraine on the Black Sea south of Constanta.

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  15. Since you are Putin’s mouth piece here let me answer on behalf of all the former USSR territories””. You are never getting them back. Nobody cares what a czar of slowing dieing country wants. There will NEVER be a USSR2.”””

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  16. >What most countries want is stay relatively free from forced influence by other more powerful countries and have a freedom in making their trade policies. That’s not how it works. Germans can vote 5 parties – all of them transatlanticists who will gladly betray their own nation when Washington calls. The new American ambassadors days after he arrived started to make demands from Germany on twitter instead of telling him to go away Merkel told her own people to keep quiet.

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  17. Yep. More advice here: All former territories of the USSR except for Estonia Latvia Lithuania and Moldova should do the same. Moldova should go to the Romanians as should that small piece of the Bulgaria on the Black Sea south of Constanta and that small piece of Ukraine on the Black Sea that was part of Romania in the interwar Years.

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  18. Yep. More advice here: All former territories of the USSR except for Estonia Latvia Lithuania and Moldova should do the same. Moldova should go to the Romanians as should that small piece of the Ukraine on the Black Sea south of Constanta.

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  19. On the other hand, the USA really doesn’t want to go to war for another Israel proxy (Ukraine). We don’t want to send our sons to die for a population the wants to annex an area (Crimea) that votes 90% to join Russia. In fact, Russia is our natural ally against the other races. A Pan Arctic Federation of White Countries seems like the future, rather than fighting tribal wars and decimating our populations. Russia is no longer the Soviet Union.

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  20. Since you are Putin’s mouth piece here let me answer on behalf of all the “former USSR territories”. You are never getting them back. Nobody cares what a czar of slowing dieing country wants. There will NEVER be a USSR2.

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  21. On the other hand the USA really doesn’t want to go to war for another Israel proxy (Ukraine). We don’t want to send our sons to die for a population the wants to annex an area (Crimea) that votes 90{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} to join Russia. In fact Russia is our natural ally against the other races. A Pan Arctic Federation of White Countries seems like the future rather than fighting tribal wars and decimating our populations. Russia is no longer the Soviet Union.

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  22. Being the biggest economy does give you more influence, that is natural order of things. Does not make you first class or second. Germany has most influence but does not rule anything.

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  23. You don’t us PPP to compare between countries. Want to compare apples to apples use single unit of comparison such as currency. Soon to be in real terms not going to happen as China’s GDP growth rate is decelerating and soon early growth in absolute terms will not exceed that of the US as a result both economies likely will equal each other in size and growth rate in about 10 years. Look at Hong Kong growth rate of 3.5% and you are looking at future China growth rate.

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  24. Being the biggest economy does give you more influence that is natural order of things. Does not make you first class or second. Germany has most influence but does not rule anything.

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  25. You don’t us PPP to compare between countries. Want to compare apples to apples use single unit of comparison such as currency. Soon to be in real terms not going to happen as China’s GDP growth rate is decelerating and soon early growth in absolute terms will not exceed that of the US as a result both economies likely will equal each other in size and growth rate in about 10 years. Look at Hong Kong growth rate of 3.5{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} and you are looking at future China growth rate.

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  26. Article is totally false. Current president is most pro-NATO and pro-EU among all candidates. So Ukraine cannot shift towars EU and NATO more than now. It could shift only from EU and NATO if another candidate wins. Timoshenko is corrupted and has good ties with Putin. Hrytsenko is not in current parliament – this is false statement.

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  27. Tell me more how you will divide the world in accordance to your ignorance , bias and prejudices so that it will fit your national interest, and how this will help humanity.

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  28. I kinda miss the times when your N.R.A friends were watching my every word in real time so they can delete my comments before anyone saw them. LOL good times in deed. What no luck with hacking this commenting system yet? Too bad. As far as Ukrainian countrymen, it is kind of refreshing to see someone other than paid Russian trolls on this site. Some balance is good, also a sign that you are losing and we are winning.

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  29. US has just imposed new sanctions on the I.R.A aka Russian troll factory and your boss Prigozhin. So my advice still stands look for a new job and blend with relief features cause Gos. Dep. is coming for you.

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  30. No need for US to go to war. All US needs to do is what it is already doing impose more and more sanctions on Russia. As Russia withers economically the regime in Russia is likely to change and Crimea to return to Ukraine. Even if regime does not change Russia will loose more an more power in the world which is also to the US and Ukraine favor.

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  31. Article is totally false.Current president is most pro-NATO and pro-EU among all candidates. So Ukraine cannot shift towars EU and NATO more than now. It could shift only from EU and NATO if another candidate wins.Timoshenko is corrupted and has good ties with Putin.Hrytsenko is not in current parliament – this is false statement.

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  32. Tell me more how you will divide the world in accordance to your ignorance bias and prejudices so that it will fit your national interest and how this will help humanity.

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  33. I kinda miss the times when your N.R.A friends were watching my every word in real time so they can delete my comments before anyone saw them. LOL good times in deed. What no luck with hacking this commenting system yet? Too bad.As far as Ukrainian countrymen it is kind of refreshing to see someone other than paid Russian trolls on this site. Some balance is good also a sign that you are losing and we are winning.

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  34. US has just imposed new sanctions on the I.R.A aka Russian troll factory and your boss Prigozhin. So my advice still stands look for a new job and blend with relief features cause Gos. Dep. is coming for you.

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  35. No need for US to go to war. All US needs to do is what it is already doing impose more and more sanctions on Russia. As Russia withers economically the regime in Russia is likely to change and Crimea to return to Ukraine. Even if regime does not change Russia will loose more an more power in the world which is also to the US and Ukraine favor.

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  36. So you are so silly you can’t tell, that Germany letting it’s government fail to meet it’s NATO obligations is a betrayal?

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  37. Funny, Russian speakers and out-of-uniform Russian soldiers are being killed in the Donbass, by Ukrainians speaking Ukrainians. If Russians want to grovel before Tsar Vlad, they should move to Russia. Crimea isn’t a fiasco for Putin yet, but it will be.

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  38. The author ” Paul Wang” is talking out of his Wang. Ukraine is already aligned with the West Unfortunately. I think Mr Wang has probably never even been to Ukraine

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  39. Reading some of the comments above I see the quality of the troll on your side has gone to shit. US sanctions in action… No money to pay goat guy caliber personal..

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  40. So you are so silly you can’t tell that Germany letting it’s government fail to meet it’s NATO obligations is a betrayal?

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  41. Funny Russian speakers and out-of-uniform Russian soldiers are being killed in the Donbass by Ukrainians speaking Ukrainians. If Russians want to grovel before Tsar Vlad they should move to Russia.Crimea isn’t a fiasco for Putin yet but it will be.

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  42. The author Paul Wang”” is talking out of his Wang. Ukraine is already aligned with the West Unfortunately. I think Mr Wang has probably never even been to Ukraine”””

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  43. Reading some of the comments above I see the quality of the troll on your side has gone to shit. US sanctions in action… No money to pay goat guy caliber personal..

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  44. No, Ukraine had since the rise of the Moscow Rus been a prisoner to that power, but always a different culture and language. If Russia had never committed the Holodomor, perhaps the Ukrainians would have been content with that.

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  45. No Ukraine had since the rise of the Moscow Rus been a prisoner to that power but always a different culture and language. If Russia had never committed the Holodomor perhaps the Ukrainians would have been content with that.

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  46. Like I said… I’m just having fun with the Eastern Europeans and you. They are very easy to bait if you know what buttons to push.

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  47. Like I said… I’m just having fun with the Eastern Europeans and you. They are very easy to bait if you know what buttons to push.

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  48. Really, I have had a personal conversastion with the people you had conversation with in crimea, and they said you are lying

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  49. Goldman Sachs CEO: China’s economy will surpass the US, and by one measure it already has The Chinese economy is not that close to exceeding the U.S. economy on a GDP basis in the near term, Lloyd Blankfein says. But on “purchasing power,” China has already topped the U.S., he says. “You have to keep in mind their population is four times the population of the United States,” he notes. Look up dude and learn It is never too late even for svckers and throlls like you

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  50. Goldman Sachs CEO: China’s economy will surpass the US and by one measure it already hasThe Chinese economy is not that close to exceeding the U.S. economy on a GDP basis in the near term Lloyd Blankfein says.But on purchasing power”””” China has already topped the U.S.”””” he says.””””You have to keep in mind their population is four times the population of the United States”””””””” he notes.Look up dude and learn It is never too late even for svckers and throlls like you”””

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  51. US GDP over 20 trillion, China GDP 13 trillion. Your quotes mean nothing. Always possible to dig up quotes because people’s opinions span the whole spectrum. After Trump is done with China in this trade war Chinese GDP growth will be under 6% where as there has been no effect on the US.

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  52. US GDP over 20 trillion China GDP 13 trillion. Your quotes mean nothing. Always possible to dig up quotes because people’s opinions span the whole spectrum. After Trump is done with China in this trade war Chinese GDP growth will be under 6{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} where as there has been no effect on the US.

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  53. Yet more reason for Russia to continue with its ‘pseudo-invasion’. NATO/US meddling in the Ukraine is the equivalent of Russia meddling in Mexico. But the Neocons don’t care. They want their Never Ending Cold War II.

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  54. Yet more reason for Russia to continue with its ‘pseudo-invasion’. NATO/US meddling in the Ukraine is the equivalent of Russia meddling in Mexico. But the Neocons don’t care. They want their Never Ending Cold War II.

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  55. Did someone give you the impression this was supposed to be fair? You get what you win. Russia lost the Cold War. It got surrounded by NATO lands and missile batteries. That’s what happens when you LOSE. This isn’t Candyland.

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  56. Trying to annex countries that “used to belong to you” after they’ve transformed culturally and politically always works out SUPER well, it should continue to do so in this case…

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  57. Strangely enough, when it keeps you NOT being rolled over by Russian tanks, the people don’t quite seem to see it as “betraying their own nation”.

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  58. $50m? We don’t get out of bed for $50 million. It costs $50m to put 6 toilets on a Ford class carrier. You think we form international policy on $50m? HAHAHA oh how quaint. I forgot how broke Russia is. It must be like that scene in Eurotrop where 87 cents gets you a 5 star hotel suite.

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  59. That part about how if it were really war against Russia it would be over long ago is not quite true. Russia still has to limit its visible involvement politically and internationally. Ukraine is obviously not fighting “full Russia”. It’s fighting “Ukranian separtists aided by Russian equipment, training, special forces, command and control”, because these things can be masked. We’re not talking full blown uniformed Russian armored columns and MI24s.

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  60. There have been Neocons who criticized NATO quite publicly in the past, and Neocon policies that have disregarded international mandates from the UN and NATO. Neocons believe that the United States should not be ashamed to use its unrivaled power – forcefully if necessary – to promote its values around the world. That often takes the form of believing that the US is unnecessarily hampered by multilateral institutions, which they do not trust to effectively neutralize threats to global security. Believing the US should “go it alone”, as we did in Iraq, is the Neocon solution to no longer being able to bully post-Cold War international organizations into supporting our agenda – typically NATO and the UN. International cooperation and unilateralism are diametrically opposed, and Neocons and unilateralism go hand in hand – as the Bush WH proved quite irrefutably. Being anti-NATO is just the natural evolution of unilateralism into full blown nativism as the – damn near classical liberal by comparison – Reaganite conservatism in the Republican Party finally gasped its last breath with the takeover of Tea Party conservative fundamentalism.

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  61. Hahahahaha… My position has been anti-neocon for years. Would a Neocon trash NATO every chance he gets? That’s what I do. Learn better English or learn facts.

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  62. Did someone give you the impression this was supposed to be fair? You get what you win. Russia lost the Cold War. It got surrounded by NATO lands and missile batteries. That’s what happens when you LOSE. This isn’t Candyland.

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  63. Trying to annex countries that used to belong to you”” after they’ve transformed culturally and politically always works out SUPER well”””” it should continue to do so in this case…”””

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  64. Strangely enough when it keeps you NOT being rolled over by Russian tanks the people don’t quite seem to see it as betraying their own nation””.”””

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  65. $50m? We don’t get out of bed for $50 million. It costs $50m to put 6 toilets on a Ford class carrier. You think we form international policy on $50m? HAHAHA oh how quaint. I forgot how broke Russia is. It must be like that scene in Eurotrop where 87 cents gets you a 5 star hotel suite.

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  66. That part about how if it were really war against Russia it would be over long ago is not quite true. Russia still has to limit its visible involvement politically and internationally. Ukraine is obviously not fighting full Russia””. It’s fighting “”””Ukranian separtists aided by Russian equipment”” training special forces”” command and control”””””””” because these things can be masked. We’re not talking full blown uniformed Russian armored columns and MI24s.”””

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  67. There have been Neocons who criticized NATO quite publicly in the past and Neocon policies that have disregarded international mandates from the UN and NATO. Neocons believe that the United States should not be ashamed to use its unrivaled power – forcefully if necessary – to promote its values around the world. That often takes the form of believing that the US is unnecessarily hampered by multilateral institutions which they do not trust to effectively neutralize threats to global security. Believing the US should go it alone””” as we did in Iraq is the Neocon solution to no longer being able to bully post-Cold War international organizations into supporting our agenda – typically NATO and the UN. International cooperation and unilateralism are diametrically opposed”” and Neocons and unilateralism go hand in hand – as the Bush WH proved quite irrefutably. Being anti-NATO is just the natural evolution of unilateralism into full blown nativism as the – damn near classical liberal by comparison – Reaganite conservatism in the Republican Party finally gasped its last breath with the takeover of Tea Party conservative fundamentalism.”””””””

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  68. Hahahahaha…My position has been anti-neocon for years.Would a Neocon trash NATO every chance he gets? That’s what I do. Learn better English or learn facts.

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  69. Did someone give you the impression this was supposed to be fair? You get what you win. Russia lost the Cold War. It got surrounded by NATO lands and missile batteries. That’s what happens when you LOSE. This isn’t Candyland.

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  70. Did someone give you the impression this was supposed to be fair? You get what you win. Russia lost the Cold War. It got surrounded by NATO lands and missile batteries. That’s what happens when you LOSE. This isn’t Candyland.

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  71. Trying to annex countries that “used to belong to you” after they’ve transformed culturally and politically always works out SUPER well, it should continue to do so in this case…

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  72. Trying to annex countries that used to belong to you”” after they’ve transformed culturally and politically always works out SUPER well”””” it should continue to do so in this case…”””

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  73. Strangely enough, when it keeps you NOT being rolled over by Russian tanks, the people don’t quite seem to see it as “betraying their own nation”.

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  74. Strangely enough when it keeps you NOT being rolled over by Russian tanks the people don’t quite seem to see it as betraying their own nation””.”””

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  75. $50m? We don’t get out of bed for $50 million. It costs $50m to put 6 toilets on a Ford class carrier. You think we form international policy on $50m? HAHAHA oh how quaint. I forgot how broke Russia is. It must be like that scene in Eurotrop where 87 cents gets you a 5 star hotel suite.

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  76. $50m? We don’t get out of bed for $50 million. It costs $50m to put 6 toilets on a Ford class carrier. You think we form international policy on $50m? HAHAHA oh how quaint. I forgot how broke Russia is. It must be like that scene in Eurotrop where 87 cents gets you a 5 star hotel suite.

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  77. That part about how if it were really war against Russia it would be over long ago is not quite true. Russia still has to limit its visible involvement politically and internationally. Ukraine is obviously not fighting “full Russia”. It’s fighting “Ukranian separtists aided by Russian equipment, training, special forces, command and control”, because these things can be masked. We’re not talking full blown uniformed Russian armored columns and MI24s.

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  78. That part about how if it were really war against Russia it would be over long ago is not quite true. Russia still has to limit its visible involvement politically and internationally. Ukraine is obviously not fighting full Russia””. It’s fighting “”””Ukranian separtists aided by Russian equipment”” training special forces”” command and control”””””””” because these things can be masked. We’re not talking full blown uniformed Russian armored columns and MI24s.”””

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  79. There have been Neocons who criticized NATO quite publicly in the past, and Neocon policies that have disregarded international mandates from the UN and NATO. Neocons believe that the United States should not be ashamed to use its unrivaled power – forcefully if necessary – to promote its values around the world. That often takes the form of believing that the US is unnecessarily hampered by multilateral institutions, which they do not trust to effectively neutralize threats to global security. Believing the US should “go it alone”, as we did in Iraq, is the Neocon solution to no longer being able to bully post-Cold War international organizations into supporting our agenda – typically NATO and the UN. International cooperation and unilateralism are diametrically opposed, and Neocons and unilateralism go hand in hand – as the Bush WH proved quite irrefutably. Being anti-NATO is just the natural evolution of unilateralism into full blown nativism as the – damn near classical liberal by comparison – Reaganite conservatism in the Republican Party finally gasped its last breath with the takeover of Tea Party conservative fundamentalism.

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  80. There have been Neocons who criticized NATO quite publicly in the past and Neocon policies that have disregarded international mandates from the UN and NATO. Neocons believe that the United States should not be ashamed to use its unrivaled power – forcefully if necessary – to promote its values around the world. That often takes the form of believing that the US is unnecessarily hampered by multilateral institutions which they do not trust to effectively neutralize threats to global security. Believing the US should go it alone””” as we did in Iraq is the Neocon solution to no longer being able to bully post-Cold War international organizations into supporting our agenda – typically NATO and the UN. International cooperation and unilateralism are diametrically opposed”” and Neocons and unilateralism go hand in hand – as the Bush WH proved quite irrefutably. Being anti-NATO is just the natural evolution of unilateralism into full blown nativism as the – damn near classical liberal by comparison – Reaganite conservatism in the Republican Party finally gasped its last breath with the takeover of Tea Party conservative fundamentalism.”””””””

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  81. Hahahahaha… My position has been anti-neocon for years. Would a Neocon trash NATO every chance he gets? That’s what I do. Learn better English or learn facts.

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  82. Hahahahaha…My position has been anti-neocon for years.Would a Neocon trash NATO every chance he gets? That’s what I do. Learn better English or learn facts.

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  83. Did someone give you the impression this was supposed to be fair? You get what you win. Russia lost the Cold War. It got surrounded by NATO lands and missile batteries. That’s what happens when you LOSE. This isn’t Candyland.

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  84. Trying to annex countries that “used to belong to you” after they’ve transformed culturally and politically always works out SUPER well, it should continue to do so in this case…

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  85. $50m? We don’t get out of bed for $50 million. It costs $50m to put 6 toilets on a Ford class carrier. You think we form international policy on $50m? HAHAHA oh how quaint. I forgot how broke Russia is. It must be like that scene in Eurotrop where 87 cents gets you a 5 star hotel suite.

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  86. That part about how if it were really war against Russia it would be over long ago is not quite true. Russia still has to limit its visible involvement politically and internationally. Ukraine is obviously not fighting “full Russia”. It’s fighting “Ukranian separtists aided by Russian equipment, training, special forces, command and control”, because these things can be masked. We’re not talking full blown uniformed Russian armored columns and MI24s.

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  87. There have been Neocons who criticized NATO quite publicly in the past, and Neocon policies that have disregarded international mandates from the UN and NATO. Neocons believe that the United States should not be ashamed to use its unrivaled power – forcefully if necessary – to promote its values around the world. That often takes the form of believing that the US is unnecessarily hampered by multilateral institutions, which they do not trust to effectively neutralize threats to global security. Believing the US should “go it alone”, as we did in Iraq, is the Neocon solution to no longer being able to bully post-Cold War international organizations into supporting our agenda – typically NATO and the UN. International cooperation and unilateralism are diametrically opposed, and Neocons and unilateralism go hand in hand – as the Bush WH proved quite irrefutably. Being anti-NATO is just the natural evolution of unilateralism into full blown nativism as the – damn near classical liberal by comparison – Reaganite conservatism in the Republican Party finally gasped its last breath with the takeover of Tea Party conservative fundamentalism.

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  88. Yet more reason for Russia to continue with its ‘pseudo-invasion’. NATO/US meddling in the Ukraine is the equivalent of Russia meddling in Mexico. But the Neocons don’t care. They want their Never Ending Cold War II.

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  89. Yet more reason for Russia to continue with its ‘pseudo-invasion’. NATO/US meddling in the Ukraine is the equivalent of Russia meddling in Mexico. But the Neocons don’t care. They want their Never Ending Cold War II.

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  90. Yet more reason for Russia to continue with its ‘pseudo-invasion’.

    NATO/US meddling in the Ukraine is the equivalent of Russia meddling in Mexico. But the Neocons don’t care. They want their Never Ending Cold War II.

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  91. US GDP over 20 trillion, China GDP 13 trillion. Your quotes mean nothing. Always possible to dig up quotes because people’s opinions span the whole spectrum. After Trump is done with China in this trade war Chinese GDP growth will be under 6% where as there has been no effect on the US.

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  92. US GDP over 20 trillion China GDP 13 trillion. Your quotes mean nothing. Always possible to dig up quotes because people’s opinions span the whole spectrum. After Trump is done with China in this trade war Chinese GDP growth will be under 6{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} where as there has been no effect on the US.

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  93. Goldman Sachs CEO: China’s economy will surpass the US, and by one measure it already has The Chinese economy is not that close to exceeding the U.S. economy on a GDP basis in the near term, Lloyd Blankfein says. But on “purchasing power,” China has already topped the U.S., he says. “You have to keep in mind their population is four times the population of the United States,” he notes. Look up dude and learn It is never too late even for svckers and throlls like you

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  94. Goldman Sachs CEO: China’s economy will surpass the US and by one measure it already hasThe Chinese economy is not that close to exceeding the U.S. economy on a GDP basis in the near term Lloyd Blankfein says.But on purchasing power”””” China has already topped the U.S.”””” he says.””””You have to keep in mind their population is four times the population of the United States”””””””” he notes.Look up dude and learn It is never too late even for svckers and throlls like you”””

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  95. No, Ukraine had since the rise of the Moscow Rus been a prisoner to that power, but always a different culture and language. If Russia had never committed the Holodomor, perhaps the Ukrainians would have been content with that.

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  96. No Ukraine had since the rise of the Moscow Rus been a prisoner to that power but always a different culture and language. If Russia had never committed the Holodomor perhaps the Ukrainians would have been content with that.

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  97. Funny, Russian speakers and out-of-uniform Russian soldiers are being killed in the Donbass, by Ukrainians speaking Ukrainians. If Russians want to grovel before Tsar Vlad, they should move to Russia. Crimea isn’t a fiasco for Putin yet, but it will be.

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  98. Funny Russian speakers and out-of-uniform Russian soldiers are being killed in the Donbass by Ukrainians speaking Ukrainians. If Russians want to grovel before Tsar Vlad they should move to Russia.Crimea isn’t a fiasco for Putin yet but it will be.

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  99. The author ” Paul Wang” is talking out of his Wang. Ukraine is already aligned with the West Unfortunately. I think Mr Wang has probably never even been to Ukraine

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  100. The author Paul Wang”” is talking out of his Wang. Ukraine is already aligned with the West Unfortunately. I think Mr Wang has probably never even been to Ukraine”””

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  101. Reading some of the comments above I see the quality of the troll on your side has gone to shit. US sanctions in action… No money to pay goat guy caliber personal..

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  102. Reading some of the comments above I see the quality of the troll on your side has gone to shit. US sanctions in action… No money to pay goat guy caliber personal..

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  103. US GDP over 20 trillion, China GDP 13 trillion. Your quotes mean nothing. Always possible to dig up quotes because people’s opinions span the whole spectrum. After Trump is done with China in this trade war Chinese GDP growth will be under 6% where as there has been no effect on the US.

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  104. Goldman Sachs CEO: China’s economy will surpass the US, and by one measure it already has
    The Chinese economy is not that close to exceeding the U.S. economy on a GDP basis in the near term, Lloyd Blankfein says.
    But on “purchasing power,” China has already topped the U.S., he says.
    “You have to keep in mind their population is four times the population of the United States,” he notes.

    Look up dude and learn
    It is never too late even for svckers and throlls like you

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  105. Article is totally false. Current president is most pro-NATO and pro-EU among all candidates. So Ukraine cannot shift towars EU and NATO more than now. It could shift only from EU and NATO if another candidate wins. Timoshenko is corrupted and has good ties with Putin. Hrytsenko is not in current parliament – this is false statement.

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  106. Article is totally false.Current president is most pro-NATO and pro-EU among all candidates. So Ukraine cannot shift towars EU and NATO more than now. It could shift only from EU and NATO if another candidate wins.Timoshenko is corrupted and has good ties with Putin.Hrytsenko is not in current parliament – this is false statement.

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  107. Tell me more how you will divide the world in accordance to your ignorance , bias and prejudices so that it will fit your national interest, and how this will help humanity.

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  108. Tell me more how you will divide the world in accordance to your ignorance bias and prejudices so that it will fit your national interest and how this will help humanity.

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  109. I kinda miss the times when your N.R.A friends were watching my every word in real time so they can delete my comments before anyone saw them. LOL good times in deed. What no luck with hacking this commenting system yet? Too bad. As far as Ukrainian countrymen, it is kind of refreshing to see someone other than paid Russian trolls on this site. Some balance is good, also a sign that you are losing and we are winning.

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  110. I kinda miss the times when your N.R.A friends were watching my every word in real time so they can delete my comments before anyone saw them. LOL good times in deed. What no luck with hacking this commenting system yet? Too bad.As far as Ukrainian countrymen it is kind of refreshing to see someone other than paid Russian trolls on this site. Some balance is good also a sign that you are losing and we are winning.

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  111. US has just imposed new sanctions on the I.R.A aka Russian troll factory and your boss Prigozhin. So my advice still stands look for a new job and blend with relief features cause Gos. Dep. is coming for you.

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  112. US has just imposed new sanctions on the I.R.A aka Russian troll factory and your boss Prigozhin. So my advice still stands look for a new job and blend with relief features cause Gos. Dep. is coming for you.

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  113. No need for US to go to war. All US needs to do is what it is already doing impose more and more sanctions on Russia. As Russia withers economically the regime in Russia is likely to change and Crimea to return to Ukraine. Even if regime does not change Russia will loose more an more power in the world which is also to the US and Ukraine favor.

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  114. No need for US to go to war. All US needs to do is what it is already doing impose more and more sanctions on Russia. As Russia withers economically the regime in Russia is likely to change and Crimea to return to Ukraine. Even if regime does not change Russia will loose more an more power in the world which is also to the US and Ukraine favor.

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  115. Being the biggest economy does give you more influence, that is natural order of things. Does not make you first class or second. Germany has most influence but does not rule anything.

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  116. Being the biggest economy does give you more influence that is natural order of things. Does not make you first class or second. Germany has most influence but does not rule anything.

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  117. You don’t us PPP to compare between countries. Want to compare apples to apples use single unit of comparison such as currency. Soon to be in real terms not going to happen as China’s GDP growth rate is decelerating and soon early growth in absolute terms will not exceed that of the US as a result both economies likely will equal each other in size and growth rate in about 10 years. Look at Hong Kong growth rate of 3.5% and you are looking at future China growth rate.

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  118. You don’t us PPP to compare between countries. Want to compare apples to apples use single unit of comparison such as currency. Soon to be in real terms not going to happen as China’s GDP growth rate is decelerating and soon early growth in absolute terms will not exceed that of the US as a result both economies likely will equal each other in size and growth rate in about 10 years. Look at Hong Kong growth rate of 3.5{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} and you are looking at future China growth rate.

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  119. No, Ukraine had since the rise of the Moscow Rus been a prisoner to that power, but always a different culture and language. If Russia had never committed the Holodomor, perhaps the Ukrainians would have been content with that.

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  120. Funny, Russian speakers and out-of-uniform Russian soldiers are being killed in the Donbass, by Ukrainians speaking Ukrainians. If Russians want to grovel before Tsar Vlad, they should move to Russia.

    Crimea isn’t a fiasco for Putin yet, but it will be.

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  121. On the other hand, the USA really doesn’t want to go to war for another Israel proxy (Ukraine). We don’t want to send our sons to die for a population the wants to annex an area (Crimea) that votes 90% to join Russia. In fact, Russia is our natural ally against the other races. A Pan Arctic Federation of White Countries seems like the future, rather than fighting tribal wars and decimating our populations. Russia is no longer the Soviet Union.

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  122. On the other hand the USA really doesn’t want to go to war for another Israel proxy (Ukraine). We don’t want to send our sons to die for a population the wants to annex an area (Crimea) that votes 90{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} to join Russia. In fact Russia is our natural ally against the other races. A Pan Arctic Federation of White Countries seems like the future rather than fighting tribal wars and decimating our populations. Russia is no longer the Soviet Union.

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  123. Reading some of the comments above I see the quality of the troll on your side has gone to shit. US sanctions in action… No money to pay goat guy caliber personal..

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  124. Since you are Putin’s mouth piece here let me answer on behalf of all the “former USSR territories”. You are never getting them back. Nobody cares what a czar of slowing dieing country wants. There will NEVER be a USSR2.

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  125. Since you are Putin’s mouth piece here let me answer on behalf of all the former USSR territories””. You are never getting them back. Nobody cares what a czar of slowing dieing country wants. There will NEVER be a USSR2.”””

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  126. >What most countries want is stay relatively free from forced influence by other more powerful countries and have a freedom in making their trade policies. That’s not how it works. Germans can vote 5 parties – all of them transatlanticists who will gladly betray their own nation when Washington calls. The new American ambassadors days after he arrived started to make demands from Germany on twitter, instead of telling him to go away Merkel told her own people to keep quiet.

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  127. >What most countries want is stay relatively free from forced influence by other more powerful countries and have a freedom in making their trade policies. That’s not how it works. Germans can vote 5 parties – all of them transatlanticists who will gladly betray their own nation when Washington calls. The new American ambassadors days after he arrived started to make demands from Germany on twitter instead of telling him to go away Merkel told her own people to keep quiet.

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  128. Yep. More advice here: All former territories of the USSR except for Estonia Latvia Lithuania and Moldova should do the same. Moldova should go to the Romanians as should that small piece of the Bulgaria on the Black Sea south of Constanta and that small piece of Ukraine on the Black Sea that was part of Romania in the interwar Years.

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  129. Yep. More advice here: All former territories of the USSR except for Estonia Latvia Lithuania and Moldova should do the same. Moldova should go to the Romanians as should that small piece of the Bulgaria on the Black Sea south of Constanta and that small piece of Ukraine on the Black Sea that was part of Romania in the interwar Years.

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  130. Yep. More advice here: All former territories of the USSR except for Estonia Latvia Lithuania and Moldova should do the same. Moldova should go to the Romanians as should that small piece of the Ukraine on the Black Sea south of Constanta.

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  131. Yep. More advice here: All former territories of the USSR except for Estonia Latvia Lithuania and Moldova should do the same. Moldova should go to the Romanians as should that small piece of the Ukraine on the Black Sea south of Constanta.

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  132. China will also have a hard time becoming the world leading power by forcing other countries under its wings. What most countries want is stay relatively free from forced influence by other more powerful countries and have a freedom in making their trade policies. This is why it is very likely why the US, who operates in this manner as a global power most of the time, will stay the world global power for a while, even after China become the biggest economic power, which according to some measures it already is.

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  133. China will also have a hard time becoming the world leading power by forcing other countries under its wings. What most countries want is stay relatively free from forced influence by other more powerful countries and have a freedom in making their trade policies. This is why it is very likely why the US who operates in this manner as a global power most of the time will stay the world global power for a while even after China become the biggest economic power which according to some measures it already is.

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  134. Article is totally false.
    Current president is most pro-NATO and pro-EU among all candidates. So Ukraine cannot shift towars EU and NATO more than now. It could shift only from EU and NATO if another candidate wins.
    Timoshenko is corrupted and has good ties with Putin.
    Hrytsenko is not in current parliament – this is false statement.

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  135. Tell me more how you will divide the world in accordance to your ignorance , bias and prejudices so that it will fit your national interest, and how this will help humanity.

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  136. The Russians, responding to the wishes of the Crimean people, decided to overturn the decision of the USSR politburo to remove the Crimea from the Russian republic, and attach it to the Ukraine republic. If you’ll notice, NATO nations are not asking for a internationally supervised referendum, because the Crimeans themselves would vote to remain part of Russia. Poking the bear in this fashion is a very bad idea, unless you want war, and since that is what the US deep state always wants……….. If NATO wants to return unjustly seized territory to the nation that lost it, it should consider Gibraltar-Spain, and Israel-Palestine-Syria-Jordan-Egypt, maybe even Texas-Mexico.

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  137. The Russians responding to the wishes of the Crimean people decided to overturn the decision of the USSR politburo to remove the Crimea from the Russian republic and attach it to the Ukraine republic. If you’ll notice NATO nations are not asking for a internationally supervised referendum because the Crimeans themselves would vote to remain part of Russia. Poking the bear in this fashion is a very bad idea unless you want war and since that is what the US deep state always wants………..If NATO wants to return unjustly seized territory to the nation that lost it it should consider Gibraltar-Spain and Israel-Palestine-Syria-Jordan-Egypt maybe even Texas-Mexico.

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  138. Ukraine is just a province of Russia and even more is the ancestor nucleus of Russia. Belarus and Ukraine states a creation of the soviets. Reason : To have three seats in international organisations instead of one.

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  139. Ukraine is just a province of Russia and even more is the ancestor nucleus of Russia. Belarus and Ukraine states a creation of the soviets. Reason : To have three seats in international organisations instead of one.

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  140. I kinda miss the times when your N.R.A friends were watching my every word in real time so they can delete my comments before anyone saw them. LOL good times in deed. What no luck with hacking this commenting system yet? Too bad.
    As far as Ukrainian countrymen, it is kind of refreshing to see someone other than paid Russian trolls on this site. Some balance is good, also a sign that you are losing and we are winning.

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  141. US has just imposed new sanctions on the I.R.A aka Russian troll factory and your boss Prigozhin. So my advice still stands look for a new job and blend with relief features cause Gos. Dep. is coming for you.

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  142. No need for US to go to war. All US needs to do is what it is already doing impose more and more sanctions on Russia. As Russia withers economically the regime in Russia is likely to change and Crimea to return to Ukraine. Even if regime does not change Russia will loose more an more power in the world which is also to the US and Ukraine favor.

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  143. Being the biggest economy does give you more influence, that is natural order of things. Does not make you first class or second. Germany has most influence but does not rule anything.

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  144. yeah sure dude XD Russia policy of getting rid of Ukrainians is national prime interest since 400 years. Ethnic cleansing, mass starvation, russification, forced settlement in syberia etc. Yeah, urkainians should go with it XD Especially since being part of russian sphere of infleunce also means no ability to develop ecomomically. Great plan. Got any other advice?

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  145. yeah sure dude XD Russia policy of getting rid of Ukrainians is national prime interest since 400 years. Ethnic cleansing mass starvation russification forced settlement in syberia etc. Yeah urkainians should go with it XD Especially since being part of russian sphere of infleunce also means no ability to develop ecomomically. Great plan. Got any other advice?

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  146. You don’t us PPP to compare between countries. Want to compare apples to apples use single unit of comparison such as currency. Soon to be in real terms not going to happen as China’s GDP growth rate is decelerating and soon early growth in absolute terms will not exceed that of the US as a result both economies likely will equal each other in size and growth rate in about 10 years. Look at Hong Kong growth rate of 3.5% and you are looking at future China growth rate.

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  147. Ukraine should chillax and become a good little Russian satellite again – then maybe they can have access back to Crimea without having to pass a checkpoint. A Ukraine aligned with Europe instead of RF is a less powerful Ukraine – 2nd class to the Europeans – only slightly less second-class than the barbarian Turks.

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  148. Ukraine should chillax and become a good little Russian satellite again – then maybe they can have access back to Crimea without having to pass a checkpoint. A Ukraine aligned with Europe instead of RF is a less powerful Ukraine – 2nd class to the Europeans – only slightly less second-class than the barbarian Turks.

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  149. On the other hand, the USA really doesn’t want to go to war for another Israel proxy (Ukraine). We don’t want to send our sons to die for a population the wants to annex an area (Crimea) that votes 90% to join Russia. In fact, Russia is our natural ally against the other races. A Pan Arctic Federation of White Countries seems like the future, rather than fighting tribal wars and decimating our populations. Russia is no longer the Soviet Union.

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  150. Since you are Putin’s mouth piece here let me answer on behalf of all the “former USSR territories”. You are never getting them back. Nobody cares what a czar of slowing dieing country wants. There will NEVER be a USSR2.

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  151. >What most countries want is stay relatively free from forced influence by other more powerful countries and have a freedom in making their trade policies.

    That’s not how it works. Germans can vote 5 parties – all of them transatlanticists who will gladly betray their own nation when Washington calls. The new American ambassadors days after he arrived started to make demands from Germany on twitter, instead of telling him to go away Merkel told her own people to keep quiet.

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  152. Yep. More advice here: All former territories of the USSR except for Estonia Latvia Lithuania and Moldova should do the same. Moldova should go to the Romanians as should that small piece of the Bulgaria on the Black Sea south of Constanta and that small piece of Ukraine on the Black Sea that was part of Romania in the interwar Years.

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  153. Yep. More advice here: All former territories of the USSR except for Estonia Latvia Lithuania and Moldova should do the same. Moldova should go to the Romanians as should that small piece of the Ukraine on the Black Sea south of Constanta.

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  154. China will also have a hard time becoming the world leading power by forcing other countries under its wings. What most countries want is stay relatively free from forced influence by other more powerful countries and have a freedom in making their trade policies. This is why it is very likely why the US, who operates in this manner as a global power most of the time, will stay the world global power for a while, even after China become the biggest economic power, which according to some measures it already is.

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  155. The Russians, responding to the wishes of the Crimean people, decided to overturn the decision of the USSR politburo to remove the Crimea from the Russian republic, and attach it to the Ukraine republic. If you’ll notice, NATO nations are not asking for a internationally supervised referendum, because the Crimeans themselves would vote to remain part of Russia.
    Poking the bear in this fashion is a very bad idea, unless you want war, and since that is what the US deep state always wants………..
    If NATO wants to return unjustly seized territory to the nation that lost it, it should consider Gibraltar-Spain, and Israel-Palestine-Syria-Jordan-Egypt, maybe even Texas-Mexico.

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  156. Ukraine is just a province of Russia and even more is the ancestor nucleus of Russia. Belarus and Ukraine states a creation of the soviets. Reason : To have three seats in international organisations instead of one.

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  157. yeah sure dude XD Russia policy of getting rid of Ukrainians is national prime interest since 400 years. Ethnic cleansing, mass starvation, russification, forced settlement in syberia etc. Yeah, urkainians should go with it XD Especially since being part of russian sphere of infleunce also means no ability to develop ecomomically. Great plan. Got any other advice?

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  158. Ukraine should chillax and become a good little Russian satellite again – then maybe they can have access back to Crimea without having to pass a checkpoint. A Ukraine aligned with Europe instead of RF is a less powerful Ukraine – 2nd class to the Europeans – only slightly less second-class than the barbarian Turks.

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