10 Reasons Why Russia Invaded Ukraine


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Wondering why Russia invaded Ukraine? Is so, here's the reason -- or, rather, 10 reasons!

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  • 1) Russia can't survive without a "choke point" (???) in front of the sea of Azoz 2) Gas pipelines pass through the territory of Ukraine, but also through Poland, Czech Rep., Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria: which will be the next countries to be invaded 3) Russia is the 3rd oil producer in the world (and 1st of gas) but this is not enough: maybe with a tentative exploration of other dwells (all very close to Ukraine) could get the silver medal? 4) Russia wants also to become the second largest producer of black soil 5) Greg Satell?... really? 6) no doubt this is the strongest and most valid reason 7) Brzezinski????? Oh yes sorry, this opinion is the real reason! 8) no comment (but again, really??) 9) oh well, USA is reluctant... (wondering why it is not reluctant when starting the wars in the middle east though..)
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  • False flag (or black flag) describes covert operations designed to deceive in such a way that the operations appear as though they are being carried out by entities, groups, or nations other than those who actually planned and executed them. Operations carried out during peace-time by civilian organizations, as well as covert government agencies, may by extension be called false flag operations if they seek to hide the real organization behind an operation.
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  • One of the most effective ways to gather data and information about the enemy (or potential enemy) is by infiltrating the enemy's ranks. This is the job of the spy (espionage agent). Spies can bring back all sorts of information concerning the size and strength of enemy forces. They can also find dissidents within the enemy's forces and influence them to defect. In times of crisis, spies can also be used to steal technology and to sabotage the enemy in various ways. Counterintelligence operatives can feed false information to enemy spies, protecting important domestic secrets, and preventing attempts at subversion.
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  • Actually Russia need Ukraine and Crimea to build their fleet of nuclear carriers! They have planned it since 2008! Medvedev signed the bill for the fleet of 6 carriers that will carry 70+ aircraft each,Crimea allows year round testing, Ukraine is the only place they can build them! Espionage is often part of an institutional effort by a government or commercial concern.
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  • Why don't you do a slide show on the10 reasons the Kiev government attacked its own citizensin the Eastern Ukraine? That might be revealing. It's a unique method to manage groups that aredifferent or opposed to you politically - declare them terrorists and attack their cities and towns.
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10 Reasons Why Russia Invaded Ukraine

  1. Reasons Russia Invaded Ukraine
  2. First, let’s start with the PRETEXT
  3. Demographics of Ukraine/Crimea
  4. Ukraine, and particularly the Crimean Peninsula, has large Russian populations that Vladimir Putin claims to be protecting. “I reiterate, we are talking about protecting our citizens and compatriots, about protecting the most fundamental human right – the right to live and nothing more.” - Russian foreign minister
  5. OK, so now onto the REAL REASONS
  6. Geography of the Crimean Peninsula
  7. Russia views the Crimean Peninsula as strategically important. Russia’s only WARM WATER NAVAL BASE is in Sevastopol. And Crimea serves as a CHOKE POINT to and from the Sea of Azoz.
  8. Location of Ukraine
  9. Source: Agence France-Presse Of the roughly 160 billion cubic meters of natural gas that Russia sold to Europe last year, which equated to a quarter of European demand, roughly half traveled through Ukrainian pipelines.
  10. Natural Resources
  11. According to Bloomberg News, “After making a natural gas discovery in neighboring Romania that may flow fast enough to supply half of that country’s consumption, [ExxonMobil] plans exploration in Bulgaria, Russia and Ukraine.”
  12. At present, the Black Sea is one of the last frontiers in the oil and natural gas industries. At present, there are fewer than 100 wells drilled, compared with more than 7,000 in the North Sea. Exxon Mobil is so confident of prospects in the unexplored Black Sea that it was planning to spend $735 million to drill just two deep-water wells off Ukraine’s coast.
  13. Agricultural Resources
  14. Ukraine is considered the BREADBASKET OF EUROPE
  15. 30% According to Wikipedia, Ukraine possess 30% of the world’s black soil.
  16. Military
  17. As I’ve already noted, the Crimean Peninsula is a critically important for Russia’s navy. Its Black Sea naval fleet is headquartered there, and the peninsula controls entry to and egress from the Sea of Azoz. To make matters worse for Russia, the majority of the Black Sea coastline is held by NATO allies -- that is, Russia’s geopolitical adversaries. “Put simply, without a naval base in Crimea. Russia is finished as a global military power.” - Greg Satell, Forbes
  18. History
  19. Aside from the present and future significance of Ukraine, the country also “looms LARGE in Russian history.” “It was the site of THE CRIMEAN WAR fought in the 1850’s against the French, British, and Ottoman Empire. Although Russia lost, the bravery of its soldiers is still a source of Russian pride, MUCH LIKE THE ALAMO IN TEXAS.” - Greg Satell, Forbes
  20. Geopolitical Ambitions
  21. “Without Ukraine, Russia ceases to be a Eurasian empire.” - Zbigniew Brzezinski
  22. It worked before…
  23. Remember when Russia invaded Georgia in 2008 -- the country, that is?
  24. No consequences
  25. Last but not least, the consequences of invading Ukraine are likely to be de minimis. In the first case, the Ukrainian army is no match for Russian military might. And in the second case, the Western world, and particularly the United States, appear extremely reluctant to intervene given the recent past – Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Egypt – and power of the potential adversary – Russia. Not Vladimir Putin