Right Sector militia help keep the Road of Life open, supplying Ukrainian regular troops:
It is shameful to leave Ukraine alone in its fight for freedom. We had help from France in our struggle. America must stand by Ukraine, and Europe must realize it has no future without it.
(Boehner’s thumb-twiddling is an embarrassment. He out-Biden’s Biden.)
Ukrainians form militias to defend nation against chaos http://feedly.com/e/w8toT-yc
Meanwhile, numerous media sources today indicate Russia may be backing off.
Peskov: Russia cannot persuade self-defense forces in east Ukraine to disarm http://feedly.com/e/cpsF4jWM
Putin told Bush Ukraine was not a real country. Well, Ukraine keeps proving him right. Real countries have borders and the ability to protect them. Ukraine expects others to defend it but who wants to defend a people not willing to defend themselves? Perfect example is Senator Chris Murphy balking at sending small arms to Ukraine because they would be wasted due to lack of training. Now Ukraine is actually disarming the only real patriots in Ukraine. It is this attitude in Ukraine that is causing NATO and Europe to drag their feet on providing assistance.
How’s This for Flexibility, Mr. President? http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/03/hows_this_flexibility.html
In 2008, Putin told George Bush “Ukraine is not a real country” – maybe he was right, after all.
Pushed by the EU, Yatsenyuk is giving militia groups until Friday to surrender illegal arms and comply with Ukraine’s restrictive gun laws. The groups had confiscated arms from the Interior Ministry during the Revolution.
Yatsenyuk says if people want assault weapons, they should join the national guard or army. Yup, the national guard that was formed two weeks ago.
Ukraine’s insane policy of discouraging the formation of “a people trained to arms” has real consequences. For example, US Senator Chris Murphy recently opposed sending small arms to Ukraine because he thought they would be wasted due to the general lack of training.
The new government is perilously misguided in thinking widespread ownership of arms would create instability and justify Russian intervention. Exactly the opposite is true:
Was Putin right? Real countries have borders. Ukraine is a real country to the extent it is willing and able to defend them.
Washington Post: As Ukrainians brace to lose Crimea, many are also disappointed with the West http://kyivpost.com/content/ukraine-abroad/washington-post-as-ukrainians-brace-to-lose-crimea-many-are-also-disappointed-with-the-west-339640.html
McCain, Durbin say they will urge Obama to send weapons to Ukraine http://feedly.com/e/n47qr1wz
[Some oppose claiming limits on what Ukraine can effectively use. That’s the price of not respecting a people’s right to bear arms.]