Trump has blamed the annexation of Crimea on President Obama and promised that Vladimir Putin would never invade Ukraine as long as he’s President. That promise like most from Trump’s promises may prove to be just another sad, empty pledge from the orange bumbler in chief.
By James DiGeorgia
The President of Ukraine in an in a televised address to his 44 million fellow citizens on Monday night following a Russian Navy attack and capture Ukrainian vessels off the coast of Crimea on Sunday told his nation …
"Russia has been waging a hybrid war against our country for the fifth year. But with an attack on Ukrainian military boats, it moved to a new stage of aggression."
President Petro Poroshenko went on to warn of the "extremely serious" threat of an outright attack and invasion on Ukraine by Russian forces.
Ukrainian President Poroshenko the imposed martial law in several parts of the country to clear the way to repel a massive invasion by Russian forces.
Poroshenko explained that Russia opened fire on the Ukrainian navy and seized three of its vessels while injuring at least 6 of its servicemen. Russia once again is following its long-standing game plan to blame their victim for its actions insisted despite film evidence accuse the Ukrainian ships entered Russian waters illegally, gave them warning to turn back.
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Ukrainian President Poroshenko then detailed the Russian military buildup on his nation’s border …
"Here on several pages is a detailed description of all the forces of the enemy located at a distance of literally several dozens of kilometers from our border…. ready at any moment for an immediate invasion of Ukraine."
Ukraine’s parliament granted President Poroshenko emergency powers in areas of Ukraine most vulnerable to attack and suspended scheduled elections 30 days. Despite the delay, many Ukrainian lawmakers believe the nation’s elections will take place on time.
President Trump who has bragged and insisted that Russia wouldn’t dare invade Ukraine claims he is working with European Union leaders to assess the situation but he refused to condemn Russian aggression; setting the stage to fold any objection to a Russian invasion Ukraine, proving himself once again to be like the Russian’s say a “useful fool”.
President Trump’s weakness was further demonstrated by his Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo who called the incident "a dangerous escalation" and a violation of international law, but instead of calling out Russian President Putin showed a tremendous amount of weakness framing the Russian hostility as being mutual, calling on both countries to exercise caution.
While Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and President Trump were kissing Putin’s ass, several countries, including Britain, France, Poland, Denmark, and Canada, denounced Russia's use of force.
In a clear sign of having no respect for President Trump Russia has been steadily increasing its control of the Crimean peninsula, which it illegally annexed in 2014.
The standoff between Russian and Ukrainian escalated into a military confrontation on Sunday when the Russian Navy used a huge tanker to block passage through the Kerch Strait — the only access point to the Sea of Azov, which is shared by both Ukraine and Russia and is considered under international law to be an international waterway belonging to neither country.
This isn’t the first conflict between Russia and Ukraine in the Sea of Azov. Just a few months again in May, after Russia completed its construction of a massive 18-kilometer (11.2 miles) bridge linking the Crimea peninsula to mainland Russia.
Russia's foreign ministry accused Ukraine of "well-thought-out provocation" to justify ramping up U.S. and EU sanctions against them and warned that this coordination would lead to ... "serious consequences."
Is this the black swan event that we at WallStreetRebel.com have been warning our readers? An invasion by Russia of Ukraine could knock 300 points off the S&P, 2000 points off the Dow Jones and send financial markets around the world into a free-fall.