Wednesday, March 12, 2014


Ace of Spades HQ: "And therefore, impliedly, a legal nullity, to be undone at Russia's whim. According to Dzhemilev, Putin also said that it was debatable as to whether Ukraine’s independence from the Soviet Union, acquired in 1991, was even legal. Dzhemilev is a Crimean Tartar leader. He'd called Putin to advise him that the upcoming referendum on Crimea's re-annexation by Russia might violate treaty guarantees of Ukraine's sovereignty. Putin seems to be taking the position that Ukraine has no legal sovereignty to violate. Thanks to @slublog. Meanwhile, a Kiev legislator has said Ukraine must go nuclear to preserve its freedom."