This video shows Russian helicopters swarming into the Ukraine! Imagine our skies filled with another nations military jets, helicopters and their troops amassing at our borders. Now, remember that President Clinton signed a treaty to protect the Ukraine! This could be the beginning of WWIII or the end of America as a super power because we cannot stand up to Russia and / or China! This is a major development:
Revealed: The forgotten treaty which could drag the US and UK into WAR with Russia if Putin’s troops intervene in Ukraine
- The agreement sees signatories promise to protect Ukraine’s borders
- It was signed by Bill Clinton, John Major, Boris Yeltsin and Leonid Kuchma in 1994
- Ukrainian parliament has now reached out directly to all the countries who signed the treaty
- Putin currently has 150,000 troops on Ukraine’s borders and it is reported some have crossed into the country
- President Obama says he is ‘deeply concerned’ by the news
- The US and Britain have both made ‘crisis calls’ to President Putin to warn him to respect territorial boundaries
A treaty signed in 1994 by the US and Britain could pull both countries into a war to protect Ukraine if President Putin’s troops cross into the country.
Bill Clinton, John Major, Boris Yeltsin and Leonid Kuchma – the then-rulers of the USA, UK, Russia and Ukraine – agreed to the The Budapest Memorandum as part of the de-nuclearization of former Soviet republics after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
Technically it means that if Russia has invaded Ukraine then it would be difficult for the US and Britain to avoid going to war.
The revelation comes as reports suggest the Kremlin was moving up to 2,000 troops across the Black Sea from Novorossiysk to their fleet base at Sevastopol.
At least 20 men wearing the uniform of the Russian fleet and carrying automatic rifles surrounded a Ukrainian border guard post in a standoff near the port yesterday.
THE BUDAPEST REFERENDUM
Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances was a international treaty signed on February, 5, 1994, in Budapest.
The diplomatic document saw signatories make promises to each other as part of the denuclearization of former Soviet republics after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
It was signed by Bill Clinton, John Major, Boris Yeltsin and Leonid Kuchma – the then-rulers of the USA, UK, Russia and Ukraine.
The agreement promises to protest Ukraine’s borders in return for Ukraine giving up its nuclear weapons.
It is not a formal treaty, but rather, a diplomatic document.
It was an unprecedented case in contemporary international life and international law.
Whether is it legally binding in complex.
‘It is binding in international law, but that doesn’t mean it has any means of enforcement,’ says Barry Kellman is a professor of law and director of the International Weapons Control Center at DePaul University’s College of Law told Radio Free Europe.
Apparently, the US Senate never ratified this “treaty”, so it will be interesting if we stand by the agreement. Here is another article about this crisis:
Europe’s peace at risk: World leaders say Russian invasion of Ukraine could spiral into ‘biggest international crisis since Cold War’
- Occupation of Crimea called ‘biggest international crisis since Cold War’
- Ukraine’s acting PM described Russian behaviour as ‘declaration of war’
- Putin insists he reserves right to take military action in region
- William Hague warned Russia of ‘consequences and costs’ today
- Miliband’s refusal to back intervention in Syria to blame – senior Tories
- Britain’s ministers will boycott Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia
- Ukrainian PM says his nation will ‘never’ give up Crimea
- UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urges Russia to exercise restraint
World leaders said yesterday that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine threatened to spiral into the biggest international crisis since the end of the Cold War.
On a dramatic day of escalation in what the U.S. called an ‘incredible act of aggression’ by Moscow, there were warnings that the standoff threatens peace in Europe.
And today leaders of Europe and the U.S. called on Russia to act with ‘self-restraint’ and ‘responsibility’ and urged them to ease tensions in Crimea.
Ukraine’s acting prime minister, Arseniy Yatseniuk, said today his country would never give up Crimea.
Russian forces have taken control of the Black Sea peninsula, which is part of Ukraine, but Yatseniuk told reporters: ‘No one will give up Crimea to anyone.’
In other developments:
- Yatseniuk described Russian behaviour as a ‘declaration of war’.
- Kiev called for ‘solidarity’ from foreign countries and highlighted a 1994 treaty in which Britain and the United States guaranteed Ukrainian borders.
- A defiant Vladimir Putin told US President Barack Obama he reserved the right to take further military action in eastern Ukraine.
- The tensions in the region could put Britain’s gas supply at risk.
- Ukraine’s newly appointed Navy chief, who had been refusing to fight the Russians, defected and pledged his allegiance to the Crimean region.
- Britain announced that its ministers and officials are to boycott the Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
- Senior Tories claimed Ed Miliband’s refusal to back military intervention in Syria, a Russian ally, last summer has emboldened Putin.
- Global stock market recoils at uncertainty in Crimea
With little or no appetite to counter Putin’s aggression with military force, the West appeared to be struggling to agree on an effective response to the crisis.