As West, Russia talk truce, Poroshenko heeds Ukrainians' call to arms

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gentalman wrote:

Again! No country can decide to live independently(Except India)by themselves!Other countries have their own vested interest in the form of economical gain or to expand influence.
Eukraine as such a country with vast resources.They could have managed their own energy requirement.Whose fault?It is their own corrupt politicians.
Now it is too late for Eukraine.They should not have gone an agreement with EU as well with Russia.In that case they could have been able to bargain with both purely on basis of business.That young man of 26 is right but it is too late.

Jul 06, 2014 4:19pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

It’s naive to think that the “rebels” are simply whining and licking their wounds.

Among other influences, the Ukrainian rebels would be foolish to ignore the tactics and successes of ISIS, in Iraq. The most probable case is that the rebels are regrouping; planning a “comeback.”

For the moment, at least, the rebels have the ability to at least do major financial damage to the “new” Ukrainian government – begging for everything from pre-existing loan forgiveness to new and huge loans. Every dollar spent fighting the rebels puts the “new” government in a worse position.

The most critical commodity for the “new” Ukraine government is “time.” Come winter, Ukraine is probably going to be incredibly desperate for gas. In theoiry, the rebels may be able to get a survival supply of gas from Russia; where the “new” Ukraine government will be begging the Russians for forgiveness & mercy – just in terms of the gas supply.

We’ll see.

Jul 06, 2014 7:44pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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