So they are making a stand with the Ukrainian government, against Russia. Fine. You confirmed my point. This isn't about eastern Ukraine. This is about Russia. Thank you for confirming what I have been saying all along.
Boy you are really good at ignoring what is being said and chirping the same old tune over and over and over ad nauseum. No. This is not to destroy Russia. This is to get your boy Putin to back the hell out of Ukraine and to take his troops and arms with him. He does NOT
belong there. It is not his country, he does not have a say in that country and he is invading
- which is, in and of itself, a declaration of war. The Ukrainian government has asked for help - NATO has responded with a "training exercise" to show that they are behind the Ukrainian government in this matter - which is, after all, the victim in this situation. Now, if you cannot accept that, then perhaps you shouldn't be in this thread trying to convince everyone that Putin and Russia is the fluffy white lamb of peace and this is all the Ukrainian government's fault when we ALL
see the news that clearly shows Russia invading, Russia providing weapons and troops - and please, let's not forget Russia arming the rebels and half ass training them so that they ended up killing TWO HUNDRED AND NINETY EIGHT PEOPLE
that were not involved in any way, shape or form.
Yes, Russia gets the blame for all of this. Why? Because they ARE
, without a doubt, destabilizing Ukraine for it's own purpose. Read that again please. Destabilizing Ukraine for it's own purpose. It's own purpose. This is not to protect ethnic Russians - I've now said this several times. You cannot refute this so you keep claiming it is true when even you know it's not. This is, quite simply, a land grab. They succeeded with taking Crimea and no one stopped them so now he's doing it again to get the southeastern part of Ukraine. If he's not stopped now, he'll keep going till he has all of Ukraine.
And again - it doesn't matter if Ukraine use
to be a part of Russia. It is NOT
part of Russia now. It is it's own sovereign nation and thus - Russia is declaring war on that nation by invading it and arming the terrorists that are attacking their own country. And yes - they are terrorists.
My father has lost his work, because of this whole boycot Russia stuff. An oil field exploitation has been cancelled, costing BP a few billion pounds. To be honest I don't give a rat's behind about BP but I do care about my family. Dad was going to manage that whole cooperation, now he's without a job. Destroying the Russian government will plunge Russia into chaos, innocent Russians get caught by this and let's not forget all the Russian military material like airplanes, guns and bombs that are out of reach of anybody and will end up on the black market, possibly at ISIS and before you know it, there's a nuclear bomb smuggled to ISIS who decided to aim it at New York and London.
Not to mention the misery the Russian people are having to suffer already.
Even Russians living in London get dirty looks the moment the natives find out you are Russian. Yes it happens.
I've already explained Ukraine's history before, not going to bother doing it again. Definately not to somebody who's showing as little respect to me, my country and my beliefs as you.
You want to know why sanctions sometimes work? Because it hurts the people of the country and if it hurts enough, they rise up against their government. If a government truly cares about it's population, they will not allow their citizens to suffer and will cease whatever activity they are doing that earned them sanctions. Obviously, Russia doesn't give two shits about it's people if it is willing to let them suffer just so it can try and gobble up Ukraine.
Want to know why you get dirty looks in London? Because you proudly endorse the Russian propaganda machine. You refuse to accept that Putin and the Russian government are wrong and that the West is not out to destroy Russia but to stabilize the area. Maybe if you stopped insisting that the world is out to get Russia and toting the propaganda of the Russian government you'd stop getting those looks and people would stop shunning. Just sayin'.
Yes, I have no respect for your country. It is being a bully, it is trying to annex a sovereign country that does not want to be part of it, it has armed terrorists (not just in Ukraine!) and killed thousands of innocent people (more like millions if I really wanted to go through it's history). The government is more interested in trying to be the big bad wolf that makes everyone kau tau to it that it doesn't care about it's own people or the people anywhere else. Have your Russian pride by all means - but you have got to start opening your eyes and admitting when your boy Putin and his government are wrong. Blind patriotism is bad.
And I addressed the issue about Ukraine's history already. Just because it once was does not mean Russia has carte blanche to just waltz back in and take it on some thin veil of "oh some of the people there are technically Russian and we have to protect them". We all know that is a lie.