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Tuesday, March 04, 2014

So what's going on over there in the Ukraine???

Sometimes I wish I knew something about cartography. I could create a visual aid illustrating Russian movements into the Ukrainian region of Crimea. Crimea is bounded on this map provided between the Black Sea and Sea of Azov.

The Urkaine is a former Soviet republic that became independent with the breakup of the former Soviet Union. Also on the map provided I learned for the first time that Chernobyl is actually located within that nation's borders.

Anyway, we're learning that there's some instability occurring in that nation. A government was essentially overthrown although that government still claims that they're the rightful regime. While a new regime is trying very hard to defend against a Russian incursion who's stated purpose is to protect Russian citizens within the Ukraine.

It's bascially decided that Russian President Vladimir Putin seems to behave like a thug in the long line of Russian autocrats, I'm concerned that it could get ugly. In fact a Canadian Foreign Minister referred to Russia's recent campaign as akin to the Nazi's invading the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia.

We see that President Obama is interested in this development as he has made comments condemning Russia. It seems he had a very cool relationship with his fellow head of state in President Putin. So who knows if Obama's word will have an effect on the situation.

Here's hoping this situation doesn't develop to be much uglier than it seems to be so far.

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