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bamafan1001
Alabama Fan
Member since Jun 2011
3685 posts

Why does Putin want Ukraine?

Russia is huge enough as it is. What resources does Ukraine have that Russia needs?


LSURussian
LSU Fan
Member since Feb 2005
85179 posts

re: Why does Putin want Ukraine?
Coal, iron ore to make steel and oil. Plus a port that stays ice free most winters.


Alt26
LSU Fan
Member since Mar 2010
5108 posts

re: Why does Putin want Ukraine?
Wants to put the band back together


bamafan1001
Alabama Fan
Member since Jun 2011
3685 posts

re: Why does Putin want Ukraine?
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Coal, iron ore to make steel and oil. Plus a port that stays ice free most winters.


Gotcha. I didnt realize Ukraine had these resources.


C
LSU Fan
The Woodlands, TX
Member since Dec 2007
23200 posts

re: Why does Putin want Ukraine?
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Ukraine had these resources.


Correct


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constant cough
LSU Fan
Lafayette
Member since Jun 2007
44149 posts

re: Why does Putin want Ukraine?
Bread Basket of Europe


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GumboPot
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Saints Fan
Member since Mar 2009
30767 posts

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Bestbank Tiger
Tulane Fan
Landmass
Member since Jan 2005
24085 posts

re: Why does Putin want Ukraine?
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Wants to put the band back together


Yep. Except he's more interested in rebuilding the Russian Empire than the USSR.


willthezombie
LSU Fan
the graveyard
Member since Dec 2013
1546 posts

re: Why does Putin want Ukraine?
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Why does Putin want Ukraine?


have you seen the women in Ukraine? google it I don't want to make it NSFW on the poli board


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rcd0808
Member since Jun 2013
876 posts

re: Why does Putin want Ukraine?
Russia has a shitton of ice and Tundra. I'm thinking this has more to do with a pipekine to Europe and to a lesser extent a port in the Black Sea.


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Rohan2Reed
Grambling Fan
ATL, shorty.
Member since Nov 2003
74273 posts

re: Why does Putin want Ukraine?
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Russia is huge enough as it is. What resources does Ukraine have that Russia needs?


Communism is, always has been, and always will be, a geopolitical movement. History has shown that because of its innate flaws, Communism (especially the Putin-style authoritarian kind) cannot exist whilst surrounded by democratic, free countries. Otherwise it will be exposed as a failed system and its leadership's power will be threatened. You either have to A) shut yourself and your people off to the world (North Korea, Cuba), or B) entrench upon any neighboring countries that may expose your violations of freedom and humanity.


chesty
USA Fan
Flap City C.C.
Member since Oct 2012
8897 posts
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re: Why does Putin want Ukraine?
A very lucrative pipeline system that leads to Europe.


BeerCity
LSU Fan
Asheville, North Carolina
Member since Nov 2013
622 posts

re: Why does Putin want Ukraine?
Rohan2Reed, that is one of the best and most insightful posts on this board that I have seen. It transcends the usually my team vs your team hackery.


Malik Agar
USA Fan
Member since Nov 2012
1046 posts

re: Why does Putin want Ukraine?
Soviet Reunion?


matthew25
Ole Miss Fan
Member since Jun 2012
4022 posts

re: Why does Putin want Ukraine?
If you like your old country, you can keep your old country.


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ruzil
Southeastern LA Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2012
6698 posts

re: Why does Putin want Ukraine?
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Rohan2Reed, that is one of the best and most insightful posts on this board that I have seen. It transcends the usually my team vs your team hackery.


He should be so diplomatic on the F&DB.


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idlewatcher
LSU Fan
Houston
Member since Jan 2012
11909 posts

re: Why does Putin want Ukraine?
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A very lucrative pipeline system that leads to Europe.


You are a forward thinker


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TerryDawg03
Georgia Fan
The Deep South
Member since Dec 2012
3209 posts

re: Why does Putin want Ukraine?


Lima Whiskey
Virginia Fan
Member since Apr 2013
991 posts

re: Why does Putin want Ukraine?
To put it politely, the economic arguments are political science BS.

Moscow is far more concerned with the emergence of a Russophobic government in Kiev, the potential for civil war, and the welfare of Russians in Ukraine. The historical and cultural ties are also important.


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StraightCashHomey21
West Virginia Fan
Huntingdon,UK
Member since Jul 2009
64738 posts

re: Why does Putin want Ukraine?
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Yep. Except he's more interested in rebuilding the Russian Empire than the USSR.



Yea I dont think people on this board understand Putin's ideology.


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