Harper calls Russia's Ukraine moves 'significant threat' to world peace

Apr 15, 2014 Full story: CBC News 85

Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the events that unfolded over the weekend in Ukraine are the work of "Russian provocateurs" orchestrated by the regime of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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RUSSIAN TERRORISTS

Surrey, Canada

#1 Apr 15, 2014
Yes, he's right, these lawless Russian terrorists spilling out of the chaos and anarchy of Putin's Fascist Russia are a threat to all neighboring countries.
Oliver Cromwell

Burnley, UK

#2 Apr 15, 2014
RUSSIAN TERRORISTS wrote:
Yes, he's right, these lawless Russian terrorists spilling out of the chaos and anarchy of Putin's Fascist Russia are a threat to all neighboring countries.
If those criminals in Kiev don't behave themselves a Russian intervention could become a reality.
FIGHT RUSSIAN FASCISM

Surrey, Canada

#3 Apr 15, 2014
See the Russo-Fascists using Hitler's tactics again and claiming fake "provocations" before invading neighbouring countries?
Canuck

Canora, Canada

#4 Apr 15, 2014
Oliver Cromwell wrote:
<quoted text> If those criminals in Kiev don't behave themselves a Russian intervention could become a reality.
The Kievian Nazi criminals will be neutralized by the Russian forces should they start to slaughter innocent civilians.
Liberation of Ukraine from the violent Nazi junta is on the horizon.
UKRAINE in NATO

Surrey, Canada

#5 Apr 15, 2014
Ukrainian troops have re-taken an airport from Russian terrorist control, and there are reports of mass surrenders of these Russian Terrorists infesting Eastern Ukraine!!

Good for Ukraine, which has the support of the world!

United Nations General Assembly Resolution 68/262 is a resolution adopted on March 27, 2014 by the sixty-eighth session of the United Nations General Assembly in response to the 2014 Crimean crisis and entitled "Territorial integrity of Ukraine". The resolution, which was supported by 100 United Nations member states, affirmed the United Nations commitment to recognize Crimea within Ukraine’s international borders and underscored the invalidity of the 2014 Crimean referendum.

Only a pathetic handful (11) of pariah states like North Korea and Syria supported Putin's Fascist Russia.
sam

Coquitlam, Canada

#6 Apr 15, 2014
And the USA invasion of Iraq ,Afghanistan , Kuwait , Libya , Bosnia, Panama etc......is ok???? The hypocrisy is unbelievable. The region that Russia wants is 90% Russian people. The had a democratic referendum to join or not to, and they voted to join Russia. Harper should worry about his own country and shut the Fack up.
PROUD TO BE SERB

Australia

#7 Apr 15, 2014
sam wrote:
And the USA invasion of Iraq ,Afghanistan , Kuwait , Libya , Bosnia, Panama etc......is ok???? The hypocrisy is unbelievable. The region that Russia wants is 90% Russian people. The had a democratic referendum to join or not to, and they voted to join Russia. Harper should worry about his own country and shut the Fack up.
__________ CORRECT- LOL__________
JBH

Richmond, Canada

#8 Apr 15, 2014
The bottom line of the story is all that started by those Nazi-rioters in west Ukraine supported by the US and NATO, to oust the elected Ukraine president, of which these bandits in Kiev are calling protesters in east Ukraine as terrorists and separatists, while they are what then to be entitled to run, by oppressing protesters?

How will the story end then, including the involvement from US ?
yep

Toronto, Canada

#9 Apr 15, 2014
UN finds fear-mongering by pro-Russians in Ukraine
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/15/us-...
Ethnic Russians in eastern Ukraine have falsely claimed to be under attack to justify Russian involvement, a report by the U.N. human rights office said on Tuesday.

"Although there were some attacks against the ethnic Russian community, these were neither systematic nor widespread," said the report, which follows two visits to the country last month by Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic.
yep

Toronto, Canada

#10 Apr 15, 2014
sam wrote:
And the USA invasion of Iraq ,Afghanistan , Kuwait , Libya , Bosnia, Panama etc......is ok???? The hypocrisy is unbelievable. The region that Russia wants is 90% Russian people. The had a democratic referendum to join or not to, and they voted to join Russia. Harper should worry about his own country and shut the Fack up.
US didn't annex those countries nor parts of those countries. By the way who should invade Russia to protect non Russians there? If Crimea can why can't Chechnya?
Canuck

Canora, Canada

#11 Apr 15, 2014
I don't think Harper really understands what has transpired in Ukraine.
Washington bears full responsibility for toppling Ukraine's democratically elected government.
It elevated Nazi junta to power. It did so lawlessly. It acted illegitimately.
Russia did not instigate nor have any involvement in the western backed Nazi military action against peaceful protesters in Eastern Ukraine.
Only bozo's would think so.
sam

Coquitlam, Canada

#12 Apr 15, 2014
yep wrote:
<quoted text>US didn't annex those countries nor parts of those countries. By the way who should invade Russia to protect non Russians there? If Crimea can why can't Chechnya?
Your correct. The us didn't annex those countries. They straight out invaded them to further their own agenda. Oil and political strongholds. So I ask. Who should invade America? Plus, there was a vote in Crimea. If the non Russians in Crimea don't want to stay under Russian rule then they should leave. The people of Crimea voted for this change and if the non Russians don't like it, too bad.

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#13 Apr 17, 2014
Who cares about Canada?

Canada has no foreign policy at all.
UKRAINE in NATO

Surrey, Canada

#14 Apr 17, 2014
Who cares how ignorant the drunken fascists of Putin's Russia are?

Russia has an economy just slightly larger than Canada's, even though it has FIVE TIMES the population!

Putin's Russia is a joke, a relic and lawless wasteland ruled by a thug. It is an embarrassment to all slavic peoples and a second-rate banana republic.

Since: Jan 09

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#15 Apr 17, 2014
UKRAINE in NATO wrote:
Who cares how ignorant the drunken fascists of Putin's Russia are?
Russia has an economy just slightly larger than Canada's, even though it has FIVE TIMES the population!
Putin's Russia is a joke, a relic and lawless wasteland ruled by a thug. It is an embarrassment to all slavic peoples and a second-rate banana republic.
ROFL
Russia is a great country famous for its rich culture and traditions all over the world. I'm so proud of my country conducting an independent foreign policy and protecting its compatriots abroad.

What is Canada? A puppet of a US puppet having no foreign policy. Thrived on exploitation and colonialism by the British Empire, with Francophone Canadians suffering from dicrimination. And a cabbage leaf on its flag
UKRAINE in NATO

Surrey, Canada

#16 Apr 17, 2014
_Alexander_ wrote:
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ROFL
Russia is a great country famous for its rich culture and traditions all over the world. I'm so proud of my country conducting an independent foreign policy and protecting its compatriots abroad.
What is Canada? A puppet of a US puppet having no foreign policy. Thrived on exploitation and colonialism by the British Empire, with Francophone Canadians suffering from dicrimination. And a cabbage leaf on its flag
Yes, Russia once had a great culture, but it was destroyed in 1917-1990.

Yes, Russia has had a horrible and tragic history of genocides, gulags, imperialist wars of conquest, propaganda, and a shiht culture based on lies and murder.

Yes, stupid Russian fascists like you will robotically praise the litany of failures and crimes until you lead Russia to destruction.

What is Russia, but a failed state and a declining regional power with a population shrinking as fast as its influence?

Since: Jan 09

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#17 Apr 17, 2014
UKRAINE in NATO wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, Russia once had a great culture, but it was destroyed in 1917-1990.
Yes, Russia has had a horrible and tragic history of genocides, gulags, imperialist wars of conquest, propaganda, and a shiht culture based on lies and murder.
Yes, stupid Russian fascists like you will robotically praise the litany of failures and crimes until you lead Russia to destruction.
What is Russia, but a failed state and a declining regional power with a population shrinking as fast as its influence?
I have a honour to say here that I'm proud to be Russian!

Russia had, has and will have a great culture recognized all over the world despite politics.

The population decline in Russia has stopped, thanks Vladimir Putin!

What is a failed state is Ukraine. It is US, EU and Canada turned Ukraine into a sick man of Europe and a basket case by so called the "Orange revolution" and Euromaidan. Hungry Ukrainian soldiers and policemen shift sides, because they detest a dirty pro-Western junta and its Nazi thugs! Russia spent 35 bln USD to support Ukraine. What did the West do for Ukraine? A kilo of rotten cookies of Euromaidan?
UKRAINE in NATO

Surrey, Canada

#18 Apr 17, 2014
_Alexander_ wrote:
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The population decline in Russia has stopped, thanks Vladimir Putin!
Thanks, Vladimir Putin, for stupid lies that will hide the facts and ensure Russia's continued decline!

Here, you stupid, naive traitor to the Russian nation, learn the truth:

Russia Is Doomed

Don’t be fooled by Putin’s façade; the pillars of Russian power are steadily declining.

By Zachary Keck
March 05, 2014

Everywhere one looks today, signs of a resurgent Russia are omnipresent. Although Vladimir Putin has undoubtedly worked hard to craft this image, it is a mirage. Russia is doomed over the long-term, and its short-term maneuvers aren’t enough to compensate for this fact.

Traditionally, Russian power has rested on four pillars: population, energy, weaponry and geography. Three of these are diminishing.

The backbone of modern Russian power has been its massive population. Nowhere was this better demonstrated than in WWII. Russia no doubt played a leading role in orchestrating Hitler’s demise, starting with its legendary stands in Leningrad and Stalingrad. However, Stalin sapped the military might of Nazi Germany less because of the strategic or tactical genius he possessed, and almost entirely through his willingness to expend the lives of his citizenry.

According to some estimates, the Soviet Union lost somewhere between 22 and 28 million people during WWII. To put this in perspective, the United States and Great Britain each lost less than half a million people and even Germany only lost between 7 and 9 million lives during the war. Nonetheless, for nearly half a century after the war the Soviet Union could credibly threaten the much richer West solely because of the sheer number of men it could put under arms.

Yet like most of Europe, Russia has recently seen its population dwindle even as countries like China, India and much of the third world have seen sharp rises in their own populations. As AEI’s Nicholas Eberstadt observed in World Affairs:“in the last sixteen years of the Communist era, births exceeded deaths in Russia by 11.4 million; in the first sixteen years of the post-Soviet era, deaths exceeded births by 12.4 million.” Unless Russia can reverse this depopulation for a sustained period of time, it will likely become increasingly irrelevant in international politics.

Another source of modern Russian power has been its massive energy reserves. Indeed, high oil prices during the 1970s allowed the Soviet Union to flex its muscles abroad. However, as energy prices stabilized during the 1980s the artifice upon which the Soviet system began to crumble. Far from continuing to expand, the end of the decade saw the Soviet empire disintegrate, with Moscow powerless to stop it.

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UKRAINE in NATO

Surrey, Canada

#19 Apr 17, 2014
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The so-called resurgence Russia has enjoyed since Putin first assumed power has also been built on high energy prices. And like the Soviet leaders before him, Putin has squandered the temporary respite provided by high energy prices instead of using it to reinvest in the country and its people. As the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development noted gloomily in December 2012,“Not only are Russian exports highly concentrated in natural resources, this concentration has increased over time: the shares of oil, gas and other minerals in Russia’s exports are higher today than they were 15 years ago.”

It went on to reflect:“In 2012 Russia remains highly dependent on its natural resources. Oil and gas now account for nearly 70 percent of total goods exports…. Oil and gas revenues also contribute around half of the federal budget. The non-oil fiscal deficit has averaged more than 11 per cent of GDP since 2009, while the oil price consistent with a balanced budget is now in the region of US$115 per barrel and rising.”

The problem with the Russian Federation’s economic model, much like that of the Soviet Union’s before it, is that it is only sustainable so long as energy prices remain artificially high. But, of course, energy prices are almost certainly going to decline over the coming years as a result of greater energy efficiency in the West, slowing growth in the East, and greater supply as a result of the energy revolutions being enjoyed in the Western Hemisphere and elsewhere around the world. And as goes the price of oil so goes the Russian state.

Also like the Soviet Union, Putin’s Russia has managed to maintain a modicum of global influence through the sale of its military weaponry. Although Russian military technology is greatly inferior to the West and the United States, it is sufficient to meet the national security needs of most states around the world. More importantly, Moscow continues to exhibit a willingness to provide it to states that the West refuses to deal with on moral or geostrategic grounds. In these states at least, Russia has been able to maintain a degree of influence.

This source of influence will also diminish in the years ahead. In some places, this will be because of declining defense budgets. In most cases, however, it will merely be because of greater competition from the likes of China and South Korea, the former at least also willing to overlook the moral transgressions of potential buyers.

Thus, over the long-term Russian power will have to come nearly exclusively from its prized geography. To be fair, the value of this real estate is increasing thanks to the increased importance of Asia and the warming of the Arctic. Still, this alone is hardly sufficient to sustain Russia as the major power it once was, and may someday become again.
Oliver Cromwell

Lytham, UK

#20 Apr 17, 2014
yep wrote:
<quoted text>US didn't annex those countries nor parts of those countries. By the way who should invade Russia to protect non Russians there? If Crimea can why can't Chechnya?
They destroyed those Countries you Muppet,they are still in some of them and have a huge Military base in occupied Kosovo,cut the bullshit.

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