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Post time 2014-3-8 21:18:17 |Display all floors
Once again this is a matter of international law.

Historically Crimea belongs to Russia and if Krutchev did not offer Crimea to Ukraine there wouldn't even be a problem.

However, when Ukraine became independant, Russia accepted its borders. Now this doesn't mean that things can't change but they have to be done according to the law. For Crimea to become independant or a part of Russia, the people of Ukraine, or at least Crimea, have to hold a referendum (much like what the people of Scotland is going through now).

What is going on in Ukraine now is a travesty. The people of Ukraine elected a pro-Russia president, they knew it. Some foreign agents encouraged protests because they disagreed with Ianoukovitch's stance.

However, this does not excuse the de facto military occupation of a sovereign territory by Russia.

In other words, let the Ukrainians be ! They have the right, as a people, to choose what they think is best for them !
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Post time 2014-3-8 21:21:40 |Display all floors
Ted180 Post time: 2014-3-8 11:37
How? Did you "short" the ruble or RSX or a Russian index option? Congratulations on "having a profi ...

I don't deal with Russia index


I deal with Malaysian shares, mainly and a bit on Wall Street.



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Post time 2014-3-8 21:56:40 |Display all floors
So if Taiwan voted to not rejoin China would that be acceptable?  Because thats the will of the people.

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Post time 2014-3-8 22:01:43 |Display all floors
Incedius420 Post time: 2014-3-8 21:56
So if Taiwan voted to not rejoin China would that be acceptable?  Because thats the will of the peop ...

forgotten in all the international mess is the will of the people.

what the people  living in the dispute territory really want.



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Post time 2014-3-8 22:25:23 |Display all floors
Couoldn't care less whether crimean is russian or ukrainian. But they way Russia have going about things has mostly served to vilify themselves. Even if there will be sanctions it is likely Russia will pay a big economic pice for it as investors become more reluctant to invest in Russia

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Post time 2014-3-8 22:30:44 |Display all floors
pantarhei Post time: 2014-3-8 22:25
Couoldn't care less whether crimean is russian or ukrainian. But they way Russia have going about th ...

have you considered the economic cost on my portfolio and your fund manager's portfolio if disaster strikes the Russian economy?


over what?
was it worth it?


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