Earlier today I posted on the Ukrainian situation and the need to sanction the Russian leadership for its interference in Ukraine. To support my position, one only has to read this article. Apparently all the parties except some protesters (for good reasons because of past experience where President Yanukovich reneged on his deals and the thousands of wounded and hundreds of colleagues killed by Yanukovich) and Russia refuse to go along. Why in the world is Russia objecting to a settlement that will avoid enormous bloodshed? One word: Putin, as I explained in today’s article.
The reason I post now is to call your attention to the comments made by Elmer who has sources inside Ukraine with whom he has been in contact and also has a sound grasp of the situation there. We can only hope for peace and no more loss of life for these courageous people, young and old, who dare hold their ground in the face of brutal people anxious to crush them. They only ask their freedom not be taken from them. We should as a nation that values freedom do all in our power to peacefully respond to their desires.