Ukraine-Russia tensions rise as Kiev Is Ukraine dangerously baiting Russia? 2 days ago   01:41

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Under the threat of full scale war..It's time for martial law...Ukraine's president went on national television to address growing fears of a reprisal of a military conflict with Russia.1. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during interview with Ukrainian broadcasters UPSOUND (Ukrainian) Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine: (++INCLUDES SHOT CHANGES++)"The number of Russian units deployed along the entire length of our border has dramatically increased. After the incident in the Sea of Azov, we had to provide Ukrainian Forces with a resistance capability in case there's a large-scale ground invasion. The flare up of tensions comes after Russian forces fired on Ukrainian ships Sunday. They seized the vessels and the some 2 dozen sailors aboard. Many have since been ordered jailed for two months, pending trials in Russia. //To counter the increasing tension, teh Ukrainian parliament voted for martial law in ten regions along the border for the next 30 days. It allows the government to mobilise citizens with military experience, control local media and strengthen border controls.And its a step that's been met with mixed reviews:. VOX SOUNDBITE (Ukrainian) Oleh Nesesyuk, Kiev resident: knowing that there have been attacks, and piracy from the Russian side, I think it is positive. We have to be prepared for the worst". 5. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Yulia, displaced person from Donetsk: Martial law was not declared before, in 2014, when they were shelling my native city of Donetsk. Then for some reason it wasn't imposed. The question is why now? I think it was done now because elections are soon. Moscow says Poroshenko is trying to drum up his popularity before next year's elections. While Kiev has blamed Putin for the very same thing: Hisapproval ratings are their lowest level, since they dramatically increased after the annexation of Crimea.

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S DTV
It's now January 2019....when is the full scale invasion taking place? What happened to the martial law? Are we to conclude this report is alternative facts?
James Gillam
Who else noticed the man in the panda suit smoking a cigarette
Henri Hu
Kiev can seek resources from Croatia, Serbia, and Greece and export to Central Russia. Piggies
UK Progress
Every century the nations have always been at war.
План Кривошипъ
The Ukrainian logic in combination with the Ukrainian honesty. Allegedly war goes 4 years, but it began now. Allegedly in the 2014th 100 thousand Russian soldiers entered, but there is no their photo. Now same song.
FF Фарид Абави Producer
Russia wants abnormal Satanic Homosexual fake movie made nato gay military to get involved because Russia made The MOST SUPERPOWER FAST HYPERSONIC NUKES with name of every homosexual western countries on it { it's also called Gay BBQ Rockets } so if gay nato get involved if they have a little bit guts we couldn't see any in centuries but if they got some other satanic plan Russia will turn the Western Homosexual Nato in to dust goodbye Satanic hitler's son and daughters finally your time came now we will see the rich homosexual city of America and Europe in fire and their people like Syria Iraq Afghanistan Vietnam so you survive if you can.....we will see White house turns into fire house and burn abnormal Homosexual races will become Gay BBQ
joe none
trump doesn't care he wants his trump tower in Russia
Himself Lee
On Russia seizing 3 ships: Other countries need to mind their own business. It is not our business to condemn another country for asserting their sovereignty and borders. There could be something rotten going on in Ukraine. We really don't know, but to condemn Russia as the aggressor when those ships were in Russian waters does not make sense. Doesn't anybody ask why these ships were so easily captured and under whose orders were they to ignore the request not to enter those waters? Russia could have blown them out of the water instead of capturing. Were those really quality Ukrainian naval vessels or old junkers. I smell a rat and am shocked that our President's advisors fell for this most probable Ukrainian stunt making themselves look like the victims. Or is the UN involved somehow? I simply don't trust any media reporting anymore. Why can't we get translated reports from the countries involved so we can make our own assessments, even though, as I stated. It really is none of our business unless other countries poke their noses in placing their own troops in jeopardy.
Himself Lee
Don't fall for it. This guy wants war but he wants other to fight it for him probably to gain power. I don't trust him one bit and I don't trust the media reporting on this. There is more to this than we are being told and, frankly, it is none of our business.
Χλωμό αναβάτης
You shall destroy those who speak falsehood; The Lord abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.
vox ymail
never trust russian liars
vox ymail
Ukraine will probably be the next Crimea and get genocided.
Mark Paintner
It has been War since Crimea was taken by Russia.
These people are just stupid!
bzut07
Don't forget... All Nazism, Fascism, Colonialism, WW1, WW2 came from W.Europe… & most other wars created by Empire of the Evil U.S. (terrorist, gangster, criminal, chaos creator) corp. govt. Ukraine Nazi regime created & supported by them... CNN, NBC is Deep State dark cabal/minions Fake news... if WW3 it’ll come from them… cos they owned & controlled by the Central Banking (Zionist/Satanic) Cartels. U.S. military & NATO is their bully NAZI terrorist army… Only Evil used nuclear bomb not one… two (Hiroshima, Nagasaki) & bio/chemical weapon in Vietnam & depleted uranium bomb in Serbia, phosphorous bomb & Fake chemical attack w/help terrorists in Syria on civilians …
ctguy591
THE FREE WORLD NEEDS TO STAND UP TO PRIMITIVE BELLIGERENT RUSSIA !
mike larochelle
another USSA proxy war..
Arthur Don't
wait, but Ukraine was claiming that they have already been at war with Russia
Braden Anderson
1:13 who knew Ukrainian women were so beautiful?
Jorge abuauad
Ukraine government is false the maiden coup ban political rivals they have neo nazis killing civilians and criminals stealing all is fail imf money
Ro Nom
US ukraine is a US terror puppet state. It votes with the US all the time at UN.
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An emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council took place on Monday in response to a flare-up between Ukrainian and Russian vessels near the coast of Crimea. Three Ukrainian ships were captured and impounded. Ukraine and Russia offer us widely disparate explanations for the incident. RT America’s Rick Sanchez sets out to examine both sides and to ask who has most to gain from such a provocation, with ANSWER coalition’s Brian Becker.



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