08 March, 2014

Russia Threatens to Stop Weapons Inspections over Ukraine Crisis

At Breitbart -
"Russia agreed to weapons inspections with the West in the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) and Vienna Document between Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). START was signed by Obama and then-President Dmitry Medvedev in 2010 and started in February 2011.

A failure to comply with these inspections could only worsen the tensions in a highly volatile situation.

Crimea is home to over 58% ethnic Russians and the Russian Black Sea Fleet. After Ukraine’s parliament ousted Russian-backed President Viktor Yanukovych, Crimea’s parliament dissolved their government and appointed a pro-Russian chairman. They sought help from Russiann President Vladimir Putin and formally asked to join the Russian Federation. The referendum is scheduled for March 16."

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