Ukraine crisis: Russia’s Putin ‘backs’ 25 May election

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin says Ukraine’s presidential election on 25 May is a step “in the right direction”.

But he said the 25 May vote would decide nothing unless the rights of “all citizens” were protected.

Mr Putin also urged pro-Russian activists in south-eastern Ukraine to call off a series of independence referendums planned for this weekend.

It comes amid high tension between Russia and Kiev, and its allies in the West, over the crisis in Ukraine.

Moscow says it will protect the rights of the largely Russian-speaking people in the south and east against what it calls an undemocratic government in Kiev.


This may mean that he’s about to invade.

3 thoughts on “Ukraine crisis: Russia’s Putin ‘backs’ 25 May election

  1. walt

    I did not see this post, I had posted up above on possiblitly of invasion, ( my post might have gotten lost)

    I said that putin was worried in his speech announcing russian troop withdrawls from uki border, (denied by NATO) he is worried either beacause he is hiding his tale, (unlikely), or worried because he is to invade in the next few days,

    He didn’t get the locall support he was exepting but there has been too much heavy armor entering Ukraine for him to all of a sudden to pull back.

    1. Ed K


      It is recurring problem when posting to this forum for postings to just disappear.

      Is it Roman editing, a software glitch, or some other editing entity?

      I have posting show up only to disappear. My solution is to make copies of postings and save. If they disappear, repost in a couple of hours. That usually works.

      It may be his serve just confused at time of posting?

      Can Putin be trusted or believed? No.

      1. Roman

        Have posts been disappearing? Please let me know. I’ll take a look to see if I can detect any problems.


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