UKRAINIAN CONFLICT: Warnings Issued To Russia

President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have both issued warning to Russia after that country’s reportedly sent thousands of troops into Ukraine. The troops are supposed to calm the uprising in what’s already been a deadly clash that led to the removal of Ukraine’s Russian-backed president.

President Obama talked with Russian President Vladimir Putin for 90 minutes today. Obama condemned Russia’s military intervention and said it violated international law.

Ukraine’s ambassador asked Security Council members to stop Putin from taking further action.

A metro professor’s been to Ukraine numerous times and fears what further upheaval there will mean for the US.

AIB College of Business, international business professor, Roger Nowadzky, pages through a photo album of his visits to Ukraine’s capital city, Kiev.

Nowadzky also serves as a delegate between Iowa and Ukraine, helping establish a strong relationship between the two. He predicts things will likely continue to worse in the country.

“This really frightens me. I don`t trust Putin and I don`t know how were going to respond.”

Russia has not confirmed they’ve sent in troops, although media reports already note the troops arrival in Ukraine.

“The idea of somebody coming from outside uninvited to protect the citizens, that`s sounds very aggressive to me in an excuse to take back what you thought was yours to begin with.”

The white house said in a written statement, “The people of Ukraine have the right to determine their own future.”

Nowadzky says if Americans didn’t care much about the Ukrainian and Russian conflict before, they should start caring now. He fears this conflict could lead to a second Cold War.

“Once we get into another cold war, you only have so much money; you spend it on domestic programs or on defense.”

The President will continue discussions to help solve the conflict with the United Nations.

9 comments

  • Ishmale Whale

    There was a radio talk show and a woman called in with a Russian/Ukraine accent. “Obama is a flea in Putin’s wool sock…Putin is walking on Obama as he is as insignificant as a flea.”

  • steve

    let’s see…….. ex-kgb colonel vs. ex-community organizer…….. hummmm, i’ll put my money on the colonel…..time to draw another line in the sand…..

      • William Denison

        A simple flea almost wiped out mankind not long ago my friend. Obama is doing a great job. If we had a Republincan “McCain” in the White House now we would be in WW3.

  • William Denison

    I was in Germany when the wall came down and I seen the birth of freedom on the faces of the folks from the east that came across. I’ll never forget it. But to think that history may be repeating itself in Europe is also unthinkable. Ronald Regans speech to Gorbachev means nothing now.

  • Brian

    So, how many people in the media are talking about Obama conspiring with Putin to scrap the missile defense shield that Bush set up in Poland?

    We can’t even threaten Putin credibly because there is nothing to prevent him from nuking us or nuking Eastern Europe should anyone put troops there. Ukraine will fall to Russia, and there is nothing the United States can do about it because Obama set the stage for it years ago.

    Next he’ll let China take the Senkaku islands from Japan. The stage is set for a repeat of WW2, only now all of the key players will start with nuclear weapons and the West has completely ineffective leadership, with no credibility, and no spine.

  • Ishmale Whale

    The UK will not do much against Russia as Russia supplies a lot of natural gas to them. Anything that could cause the gas lines to be turned off would be domestic suicide.
    The US is broke and it’s military is over burdened, stretched thin, congress has been cutting military benefits to save money, low moral in the military, and we are loosing more military people due to suicide than war. I retired after 23 years in Obama’s first term when I saw how he was abusing the Constitution and the military.
    The USA is not in a position to fight, the UK is not in a position to fight, the United Nations are united chickens, and since Russia has nukes, that crazy Putin just might use them.

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