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Here’s what twitter let’s me see while y’all are asleep – (this isn’t everything – just the Ukraine / Russia / EU / UK / US / Crisis and Impacts as they are unfolding) –

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Reuters: French Foreign Minister says if initial sanctions against Russia do not work there could be more targeting businesses & individuals

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The US will deploy 12 F-16 fighter jets to Poland next week in response to the Russia incursion into Ukraine

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Putin: U.S., Moscow shouldn’t sacrifice relations

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Ukrainian pop singer Ruslana Lyzhychko , a 2014 Woman of Courage, a powerful voice for peace and Ukraine’s Movement.

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just spoke to Japan PM Abe about Ukraine. They agreed that “Russia’s actions are a threat to international peace and security” -WH

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Vladimir Putin says Russia cannot ignore calls for help and will act accordingly in full compliance with international law

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Southeastern gets invasion of Russian protesters

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Official: Venezuelan government orders Panama’s ambassador, 3 diplomats to leave country within 48 hours –

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Obama urged Putin in a phone call Thursday to pursue a diplomatic solution to his military incursion into Crimea.

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Pensions in to be halved – sequestration draft

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CNN’s intvs President Maduro. Exclusive:

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Russia begins huge air defense drill 450km from Ukraine border, Russian state news agency Ria Novosti reports.

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Duma Deputy Prepares Bill Criminalizing “False Anti- Information,” Report Says

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Kyrgyz coal wars stymie investment: The Kara-Keche coal deposit in Kyrgyzstan is a key asset for the country’s…

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And somewhere within this – news on CNNI or BBC or somewhere on twitter, Canada is sending 9 Russian soldiers back to Russia who were involved in training with Canadian troops – they were given 2-3 days to get out of Canada or something like that. I’ll have to check that one, but damn. That is just not fair.

– cricketdiane

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And just now –

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Ukraine President Moves to Disband Crimean Supreme Council

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When they try to enforce that – all hell will break loose. Damn. (my note)

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They’ve been re-tweeting this one at least twice over the past few hours with a chart –

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Who will threatened sanctions hit most? EU-Russia trade in numbers

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“There is a great deal of hostility.” CNN’s & crew told not to broadcast outside Crimean hotel

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UAE lends Serbia $1 billion to boost ties

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And this one a few minutes ago –

Poll Will Not Split Ukraine, Ex-Speaker Says

KIEV — Ukraine’s second ranking political figure said Tuesday that inconclusive elections would not split the former Soviet republic along ideological lines.

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“Voting for communists means rejecting the current state of affairs,” said party leader Pyotr Simonenko by telephone Monday from Donetsk, in the heart of the Donbass coal field in pro-Russian eastern Ukraine, where the communist platform of closer links with Russia was particularly popular with the electorate.

Communists were not alone in advocating closer links with Ukraine’s eastern neighbor. Voters in two districts also backed by wide margins plebiscites calling for closer integration with Moscow, a federal state structure and equal status for the Russian language alongside Ukrainian.

In Crimea, run by a Russian nationalist president since January, voters backed an “opinion poll” calling for greater devolution of powers.

But in a move that came as a blow to the peninsula’s hopes for more autonomy, the United States on Monday stressed that it considered the Crimean peninsula part of Ukraine.

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/495835.html

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