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Russia Arms Ukraine Secessionists, Againi
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James Brooke
June 18, 2014 10:54 PM
When Crimea broke away from Ukraine, after the uprising in Kyiv that ousted president Viktor Yanukovych, Russia denied sending soldiers and weapons to boost the secessionist forces. Now, as James Brooke reports for VOA from Moscow, the Kremlin is trying the same tactic in the Russian-leaning areas of southeastern Ukraine.

Russia Arms Ukraine Secessionists, Again

James Brooke

Published June 18, 2014

When Crimea broke away from Ukraine, after the uprising in Kyiv that ousted president Viktor Yanukovych, Russia denied sending soldiers and weapons to boost the secessionist forces. Now, as James Brooke reports for VOA from Moscow, the Kremlin is trying the same tactic in the Russian-leaning areas of southeastern Ukraine.


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by: rick from: somewhere
June 19, 2014 7:11 PM
You're right Nick. But I am more interested in the US government's part in overthrowing the democratically elected government of Ukraine to begin with. It is just shameless, the arrogance and hubris involved in complaining about Russia's involvement with a neighbor whose government has just been overthrown by the US.

by: Michaelcald from: odessa ukraine
June 19, 2014 3:32 PM
Nick, Your understanding of english is not so great. The junk the idiots started have nothing to do with what was written about Your President Putin supplying weaponry. There is no doubt Putin is supplying weapons to the private army of Akmedov. Russians have told so many lies concerning Ukraine that no one believes any Russians. How many times has Putin stated that troops are being withdrawn from the Ukrainian border ? Who honestly believes that Putin is simply trying to protect Russian speakers when everyone in Ukraine speaks Russian ?? Do you believe that ? Have you been to Ukraine ?? It is all lies. Putin simply is looking for ways to steal more of Ukraine. Everyone in Ukraine is sick of Russia and sick of Russians.

by: Rammiton from: USA
June 19, 2014 3:23 PM
Nick... had you watched the video it clearly explained that it was a WW2 monument saying that it was a show of how badly the "rebels" needed weapons. THEN goes on to explain how Russia, may or may not, have been arming the rebels.

In short, watch the video, don't make a comment being ignorant when everything is explained in 3 minutes and 25 seconds.

by: Mr. D
June 19, 2014 11:19 AM
Nick from Russia, first you watch then you comment, so you wouldn't appear pre-programmed.

by: lm1b2 from: ohio
June 19, 2014 10:49 AM
Russia wants to take all of the Ukraine,and as usual Obama the incompetent does nothing,the only meaningful Sanction would be a blanket Trade Embargo,but the Dollar means more then World Peace evidently !

by: Derp from: US
June 19, 2014 6:17 AM
Nick, from Russia, might want to turn his volume up. The video clearly stated that the first tank was a WW2 relic, which the rebels were trying to jump start.

I see he didn't want to talk about the modern tanks sent in to the Russian terrorists.

by: Nick from: Russia
June 19, 2014 1:44 AM
You guys are just hopeless. Seriously what are you on about? The first tank on the video is actually IS-3 (http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%98%D0%A1-3), which has been used as a World War II monument (if you look closer you will notice that the tank is standing on a platform). The opposition just repaired it and fired it up. I am really hoping this is just trolling, because it is impossible to imagine that someone can be this daft to post a video of WW2 tank (sick!) with a headline Russia Arms Ukraine Secessionists, Again. LOL!