Wednesday, November 24, 2004

This is scary stuff has more liveblogging from former Congressman Bob Schaffer in Ukraine. As someone of Hungarian descent who has studied the 1956 uprising extensively, I'm frightened by how similar Russia's assertion of authority seems to be in this case. Just look:
"An Assistant Secretary of State (U.S.) told the Russians the U.S. is upset Putin prematurely congratulated Yanukovich. The Russians responded with a statement the U.S. is out of line in objecting.

The presence of Russian troops here is a very serious international incident. This causes great tension between the U.S. and Russia.

There is simply no way these soldiers should be deployed here[...]

The guards are now being called the "internal army." There are Ukrainians and Russians in the ranks. The Ukrainian soldiers seem sympathetic to the crowd, but the Russians who comprise the third row and others behind, look ready to fight."

Disturbing. Let's hope this is resolved soon.

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