Saturday, February 01, 2014

Is Ukraine's Territorial Integrity Threatened?

What is Ukraine's military worrying about?

While the unwillingness of the Ukrainian military to intervene in the protest movement against the pro-Russian government is admirable, what is this about?

On Friday, Ukraine's military forces urged the President to restore stability, saying that a further escalation of the political unrest in the country threatens the Eastern European nation's territorial integrity.

Yanukovych must take "immediate measures to stabilize the situation," the country's Defense Ministry said a statement.

In an interview with Russian state news agency Itar-Tass on Sunday, Ukrainian Defense Minister Pavel Lebedev said that Ukrainian military forces would not interfere in the country's current political unrest.

The unrest threatens Ukraine's territorial integrity? What have they been hearing from Moscow on this issue, anyway?

And wouldn't China have something to say about that?