Ukraine drops NATO-membership

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    Yanukovych drops Ukraine's NATO membership bid
    Yanukovych drops Ukraine's NATO membership bid - Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review

    Ukrainian FM:
    Also Ukraine and Russia renewed agreements for the Russian Black Sea fleet to be stationed on Crimean Peninsula (Seqastopol) for another 25 years, plus 5 years optional.
    After dissolution of Soviets, Ukraine and Russia signed agreement for Sevastopol which was going to expire in the year 2017. Now it is extended by 25+5 years.
    In return, Ukraine receives natural gas at a discounted price.

    Red dot is Sewastopol, which was founded as a Marine city 220 years ago.
    In 1991 the Soviet Black Sea fleet was divided between Ukraine and Russia.

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    You maybe remember the gas issue between Russia and Ukraine, that left Europe in cold.

    Pipeline company of Ukraine (Naftogaz) will be fusioned with Russia's Gazprom in the near future ahead:

    Putin Floats Merger of Gazprom, Ukraine's Naftogaz | Business | The Moscow Times
    Putin Seeks to ‘Unify’ Gazprom, Ukraine’s Naftogaz (Update2) - BusinessWeek
    The Associated Press: Putin proposes Gazprom, Ukraine's Naftogaz merge


    Russia 5 : 0 Nato
    Hey, no problem at least the USA plays watchdog for Israel and ties its capabilities elsewhere.
     
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    Let them eat tyranny.
     
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    Obama as Senator: "Iran, Cuba, Venezuela? These countries are tiny compared to the Soviet Union. They don't pose any serious threat to us".
    Now Obama is President and unfortunately the observations of Prof. Mearsheimer become true.
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ew5qP2oPdtQ]YouTube - Obama on Iran[/ame]



    What Obama meant as Senator:

    Tsar Bomba - "King of the Bombs"
    equivalent to 1,400 times the combined power of the two nuclear explosives used in Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    Tsar Bomba - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwlNPhn64TA]YouTube - Tsar bomba[/ame]
     
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    Wonder why they dropped it.
     

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