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    Post by rocky Thu 31 May 2018, 1:30 am

    [ltr]Two conditions for the United States to lift sanctions on Russia[/ltr]
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    [ltr]Washington is ready to lift sanctions against Russia if Moscow reinstates the Crimea to Kiev and withdraws its troops from Donbass, east of Ukraine, the United States representative to the United Nations said.[/ltr]
    [ltr]"The United States has made efforts with France, Germany and Ukraine to restore peace to eastern Ukraine, but Russia has refused real cooperation, and our efforts have stopped since January," said US envoy to the United Nations Nikke Hailey.[/ltr]
    [ltr]For its part, Moscow has consistently stressed that the accession of the Crimea to Russia is a return to the motherland, stressing that this was in accordance with international law and standards, and Moscow denied any presence of Russian troops in eastern Ukraine.[/ltr]
    [ltr]Moscow explained that Russia is not a party to the Ukrainian conflict, and that it only plays the role of mediator in order to reach a solution.[/ltr]
    [ltr]The United States and many other countries imposed measures and restrictions on Russia in 2014, after the return of the Crimea to it and the outbreak of conflict in southeastern Ukraine.[/ltr]
    [ltr]For its part, Moscow responded to sanctions and imposed a ban on food imports from most countries that supported sanctions against Russia.[/ltr]

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    Two conditions for the United States to lift sanctions on Russia Empty Crimea Votes to Secede From Ukraine

    Post by ksp Thu 31 May 2018, 7:35 pm

    93% of the people wanted to join Russia. Looks like some western govt s. just  hate democracy.

    Crimea Votes to Secede From Ukraine as Russian Troops Keep Watch
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    SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — With thousands of heavily armed Russian troops occupying this perennially embattled peninsula, an overwhelming majority of Crimeans voted on Sunday to secede from Ukraine and join Russia, resolutely carrying out a public referendum that Western leaders had declared illegal and vowed to punish with economic sanctions.
    The outcome, in a region that shares a language and centuries of history with Russia, was a foregone conclusion even before exit polls showed more than 93 percent of voters favoring secession. Still, the result deepened the conflict over Ukraine, forcing the United States and its European allies to decide how swiftly and forcefully to levy threatened sanctions against Russian officials including top aides to President Vladimir V. Putin.
    With the voting complete, Mr. Putin, who had stalled on the question of annexation by saying he wanted to hear the Crimean public proclaim its will, is now under pressure to make a decision. He could move ahead — a complex and costly venture given the peninsula’s geographic isolation — or leave more than two million people, whose well-being he vowed to protect, in the limbo of other Russian-backed breakaway regions like Abkhazia and South Ossetia, in Georgia.
    Should he annex Crimea, Mr. Putin could find himself quickly forced into negotiations with the fledgling government in Kiev that he has so far refused to recognize or meet, or face a serious conflict over water, energy and other essentials for which Crimea is largely dependent on mainland Ukraine.
    Mr. Putin also needs to decide what to do about Ukrainian military personnel, many surrounded for more than two weeks on bases throughout Crimea, and refusing to surrender.
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    Unrest continued to swirl in eastern Ukraine as well, where Russian troops have massed along the border, raising fears of a new military incursion into mainland Ukraine. In Kharkiv, several thousand pro-Russia demonstrators scuffled on Sunday with the police outside the governor’s office. The crowd shouted, “Putin! Putin! Putin!” and “Crimea we are with you!” After pushing against the thick ranks of Ukrainian police guarding the governor’s office for several minutes, the crowd marched to the Russian Consulate, carrying Russian flags and freshly made red banners that read “Russian Spring.”

    Times Minute By Carrie Halperin 1:10 Times Minute | What's Next in Crimea

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    David Herszenhorn reports from Crimea, where an overwhelming majority of Crimeans voted on Sunday to secede from Ukraine and join Russia.
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    President Obama spoke with Mr. Putin by telephone on Sunday, but the statements they later released had little if any hint of progress toward a peaceful resolution of the crisis.
    “President Obama emphasized that the Crimean ‘referendum,’ which violates the Ukrainian constitution and occurred under the duress of Russian military intervention, would not be recognized by the United States and the international community,” the White House said in its statement. The president, it added, again warned of “additional costs” to be imposed on Russia and urged Mr. Putin to take “a clear path for resolving this crisis diplomatically.”
    Secretary of State John Kerry also expressed concern in a phone call on Sunday with his Russian counterpart, Sergey V. Lavrov, about “continuing provocations” in eastern cities, where American officials have accused the Kremlin and its intelligence agents of fomenting unrest.
    For his part, according to the Kremlin, Mr. Putin called the referendum “fully consistent with international law and the U.N. Charter” and cited what he called the famous Kosovo precedent, referring to the province that amid atrocities on Kosovar Albanians broke away from Serbia with Western help and eventually declared independence. Mr. Putin repeated his claims that the Russian-speaking population in Crimea was being terrorized by rampant ultranationalist and radical groups and said that European monitors should be allowed into all of Ukraine.
    In a sign of Mr. Putin’s extreme confidence, and the West’s relatively limited options to confront him, the Russian president remained in the southern resort city of Sochi, where he watched the final events of the Paralympics and planned to attend the closing ceremony.
    Mr. Putin’s spokesman, Dmitri S. Peskov, at the same time, brushed aside a warning from the leaders of the Group of 7 world powers of unspecified consequences for Russia’s violation of international law in Crimea, saying it would have no effect on Russia’s policies.
    Despite the uncertainties still surrounding Crimea, jubilant victory parties broke out long before the polls closed here in Simferopol, the capital, and in Sevastopol, where Russia has long maintained the headquarters of its Black Sea fleet. In Simferopol’s Lenin Square a crowd of thousands celebrated late into the night creating a sea of Russian flags, pumping their fists in the air in victory and chanting “Russia! Russia!”

    International By Natalia V. Osipova and Ed Ou 3:06 Crimeans, at the Crossroads

    Crimeans, at the Crossroads

    On Sunday, the referendum on the status of Crimea divided the population of the multicultural region.
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    As they left the polls, after casting paper ballots, many voters were ebullient and expressed no concern about the soldiers with automatic weapons deployed across the peninsula.
    “Our people must be united in Russia,” Yelena Parkholenko, 27, a manicurist with violet hair, said matter-of-factly after casting her vote at School No. 21 in Simferopol.
    “We were not asked when Crimea was combined with Ukraine. Now they are asking us,” said Svetlana Fedotova, a small-business owner, who arrived to vote at School No. 21, with her daughter, Yekaterina, and 9-month-old granddaughter Yelizaveta. “We’re Russian and we want to live in Russia.”
    Citizens with misgivings about joining Mr. Putin’s Russian Federation, particularly Crimean Tatars, a Muslim Turkic people with a history of persecution by Russia, generally opted to stay home rather than participate in what they called a rigged vote.
    At a cultural center that served as a polling station in Bakhchysaray, the historical home of Crimean Tatars, few if any Tatars were casting ballots.
    Early on Sunday, Enrique Ravello, an election observer visiting Simferopol from Catalonia, Spain, and a supporter of the separatist movement there, praised the strong voter turnout and said his region was envious of Crimea.
    “Crimea in Catalonia is for us an example, for what we would like to do,” Mr. Ravello said. “We don’t know if the so-called Western democratic Spain will permit us to be as free as you are today.”
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    A woman cast her ballot in the Crimean referendum on Sunday in Simferopol, Ukraine. Credit Uriel Sinai for The New York Times
    Freedom, however, was a matter of debate, especially given the Russian military presence. The referendum also offered no option that would maintain Crimea’s current status of limited autonomy from the Ukrainian government.
    In Kiev, the new government held an emergency cabinet meeting to discuss the continuing military threat in eastern Ukraine. The acting prime minister, Arseny P. Yatsenyuk, told ministers that the government would prosecute the organizers of the referendum and others supporting Crimean separatism. Mr. Yatsenyuk said the organizers were now “under the cover of Russian troops” but the Ukrainian government would “bring them to justice in Ukrainian and international courts.”
    On Saturday, the Ukrainian Parliament voted to dissolve the Crimean Parliament — a step that was largely symbolic given that it was blithely ignored here in Simferopol.

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    Crimea was effectively part of Russia from the late 1700s until the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. Geographically, however, the peninsula is isolated from Russia, and annexing it could prove logistically complicated and exceedingly costly at a time when the Kremlin is bracing for an economic slowdown.
    On Saturday, Russian forces arrived by helicopter to seize control of a natural gas terminal just outside the Crimean border, drawing renewed threats of military retaliation by the government in Kiev, but also underscoring the enormous challenges that lie ahead for Russia should it move forward with the annexation.
    Voters on Sunday said that they were not deterred from charting their new course toward Russia, despite fears that vital utility services, transportation arteries and business links could be cut off. A bridge across the Strait of Kerch, the smallest water body separating Russia from Crimea, would take years to build.
    In exit interviews at the polls, many voters expressed joy at the prospect of leaving Ukraine and absolute faith that Mr. Putin would make the transition smooth, issuing new passports, paying pensions and providing other benefits.

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    For many voters, religious affiliation was also a major factor in supporting secession from Ukraine.
    “I’m Orthodox, and Orthodoxy began in Crimea,” said Yury Lyudmilov, 72, a poet and film director with flowing white hair who came to vote under overcast skies in dark-tinted glasses. “Orthodox people must be reunited.”
    Referring to Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, Mr. Lyudmilov added, “This is all Russia — greater Russia, minor Russia and white Russia.”
    Sergei Aksyonov, the pro-Russian prime minister of Crimea, has sought to reassure residents that contingency plans are in place, and that it would not be in Ukraine’s interest to break current agreements on supplies of water, electricity, natural gas and other essentials.
    “There are absolutely no grounds for switching the power off,” Mr. Aksyonov said at a news conference last week. “The bills are being paid in full and in compliance with the legislation of Ukraine. Such outages are possible only if it’s done of nuisance to play a nasty trick on Crimeans.”
    Crimeans, whose numbers include a majority of ethnic Russians, as well as ethnic Ukrainians, Crimean Tatars and dozens of other ethnicities, have lived peacefully over the nearly quarter-century of Ukrainian independence.
    Sunday’s vote, however, threatened to split society in numerous, and perhaps unexpected, ways. In addition to Crimean Tatars, who make up about 12 percent of the population and generally oppose becoming part of Russia, many young Crimeans, born after Ukrainian independence, have come out strongly against the referendum, putting them in conflict with their parents and grandparents, some of whom have fond memories of the Soviet Union.
    “The vote is fiction,” said Kseniya Zaplantinskaya, 19, a philosophy student. “In my family there are different opinions; my parents are for Russia.”
    Anastasia Sherbina, 21, a medical student, said she would vote for Crimea to remain part of Ukraine, the only national identity she has ever known. “I was born here,” Ms. Sherbina said. “I’ve lived here. I want to be a Ukrainian.”
    In Bakhchysaray, Nina Trofimovna, 68, offered the opposite view. “We’re returning home to Russia,” she said. “It won’t be simple, but we’re ready for anything because we’re going home.”

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