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    No one is going to war over Ukraine, except for Russia which already has invaded Crimea. Interestingly,

    Members of President Vladimir Putin's human rights councilurged him on Sunday not to invade Ukraine, saying threats faced by Russians there were far from severe enough to warrant sending in troops.

    A statement signed by 27 members of the advisory body reflected deep concern among Russian liberals at the prospect of Kremlin aggression against Russia's neighbor.

    "True, there are known cases of lawlessness and violence carried out by representatives of various political forces," it said.

    "But the use of external military force, linked with the violation of the sovereignty of a neighboring state and contradicting Russia's international obligations, is completely inappropriate to the scale of the violations, in our opinion."

    It said that while Russian lawmakers had cited injuries and deaths in Ukraine's Crimea region - already under the control of pro-Russian forces - as evidence of the need to authorize the use of military force, none had occurred there in the last two days.

    Saying that the authorization had placed Russia and Ukraine "on the threshold of war", it warned: "The use of the armed forces is always fraught with escalation of violence and larger-scale human rights violations."

    Shalom v' salaam; peace and wholeness

    by another American on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 10:35:42 AM PST

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