Voices from Russia

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

European United Left / Nordic Green Left Condemn Undemocratic Attempt of Kiev Junta to Ban the KPU

00 United European Left. 23.07.14

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The European United Left / Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL) expressed its deep concern at the adoption by the Ukrainian Rada of a new law, which, if President (sic) P A Poroshenko signs it into law, would ban the KPU and all of its symbols. It urged Poroshenko not to sign the law, to protect the parliamentary status of the KPU, and to ensure its immunity. The GUE/NGL expressed its solidarity with the KPU; it condemns the blackmail, assault, intimidation, and destruction of property that its opponents hurled at it in recent months. In addition, the actions taken against KPU and the Ukraine’s refusal to fulfil its obligations as a party to major international human rights treaties reflects a dangerous trend in the policies of the new Ukrainian government to suppress opposition voices. All parties and organisations critical of the ruling government should be able to act freely, without restrictions and intimidation. The European parliamentary groups of the GUE/NGL will send an appropriate request to the President of the European Parliament and to the Council of Europe demanding their intervention concerning this issue.

Emily Macintosh

Gay Kavanagh

Press Service of the European United Left / Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL)

23 July 2014

KPU.ua

KPU official website

http://www.kpu.ua/evropejskie-obedinennye-levyelevo-zelenye-severa-osuzhdayut-nedemokraticheskuyu-popytku-ukrainskix-vlastej-zapretit-kompartiyu-ukrainy/

Editor:

Why is the USA silent? It tells you much about how Washington has degenerated into a rogue establishment, which feels that it has the “right” to attack whomever it pleases, whenever it pleases them, with whatever level of force they deem necessary (or possible). This is EVIL… indeed, it’s ANTI-CHRISTIAN (do note that “Christian” clerics are its leading apologists… sadly, Franklin Graham and Pat Robertson aren’t alone). Do note that both Hillary Clinton and Jim DeMint agree on this. None dare call it criminal…

Interestingly, the national delegation with the largest proportion of GUE deputies is from Ireland (4 out of 11; 5 out of 14, if one includes Ulster)… Cyprus is second (2 out of 6) Greece is third (6 out of 21).

BMD

Friday, 18 July 2014

Malaysian Jetliner was in Restricted Airspace

0 777 crash site in Donetsk NR 01. 18.07.14

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Brussels-based Eurocontrol announced that the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 airliner that crashed Thursday near Donetsk was flying in closed airspace, an area off-limits due to the junta’s repression operation in the area. A statement by the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation said, “According to our information, the aircraft was flying at Flight Level 330 (@ 10,000 metres/33,000 feet) when it disappeared from radar. The Ukrainian authorities (sic) closed this area from ground to flight level 320, but it was open at the level at which the aircraft was flying. Since the crash, the Ukrainian authorities (sic) informed Eurocontrol of the closure of routes from the ground to unlimited in the Eastern Ukraine (sic) (Dnepropetrovsk Flight Information Region). Now, Eurocontrol rejects all flight plans filed using these routes. We’re activating the European Aviation Crisis Coordination Cell to coördinate the response to the impact of the airspace closure”.

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On Friday, Daniel McAdams, the director of Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity told RIA-Novosti, “It is hard to get through all the propaganda on the plane so I can’t say about who’s responsible. Who benefits? Kiev. There’s no possible benefit for Moscow”.

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On Friday, former US Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Paul Craig Roberts told RIA-Novosti, “The sanctions announced by the Obama régime against Russian defence and energy companies demonstrate Washington’s impotence for they’ll cause damage to US banks, they’re now prohibited from doing business with Russian companies. Russian companies can borrow, if they need loans, from European banks or from China, and have no need for US bank loans. It’s in Russia’s strategic interests to have no business relationships with the USA. Sanctions are encouraging countries to withdraw from the dollar payments system that’s the foundation of American power. Even Washington’s NATO puppet states are becoming unwilling to hurt their own economies to help boost Washington’s power over Russia”.

On Wednesday, US President Barack Obama announced new sanctions against Russia targeting Russian companies and institutions in defence, energy, and banking economy. Commenting on President Obama’s move, President V V Putin said that the new sanctions would push US-Russia relations to a dead-end, and warned of the sanctions’ boomerang effect. Mr Roberts drew parallels between Washington’s sanctions against Russia and Iran, saying, “US sanctions against Russia have already cost US businesses billions of dollars. The sanctions harmed global shipping insurers in London, Japanese shipping companies, and prevented South Korea’s access to Iranian liquefied petroleum gas. Many countries have already learnt from Washington’s sanctions that there’s no reason for them to compromise their sovereignty by using the dollar payments system and, thereby, placing themselves ‘under Washington’s thumb’. Sanctions demonstrate that Washington doesn’t approach the world with diplomacy, but with bribes, threats, and coercion. Russia and China use diplomacy, thus, Russia and China are prevailing”.

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On Friday, the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) said that Russian airlines suspended transit flights over Ukraine after a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane crashed in Novorossiya, stating, “Flight plans will avoid the Ukraine, transiting over the Russian Federation, continuing on through the airspace of other neighbouring countries providing safe passage over their territory”. Currently, Russian airlines are discussing cancelling scheduled flights to the Ukraine. Russia’s largest airline, Aeroflot, cancelled two scheduled flights on Thursday to Odessa and Kiev, and another scheduled flight to Kiev on Friday. Rosaviatsiya said, “According to information from Russian airline companies, the renewal of transit flights over Ukrainian territory may occur only after we receive full and guaranteed safety for flights over Ukrainian airspace”.

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On Friday, A Yu Borodai, Chairman of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) Government, told RIA-Novosti by telephone that the DNR is discussing with a ceasefire with the junta to help investigate the Malaysia Airlines airliner crash. He said that a meeting would occur Friday afternoon, with the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) taking part, noting, “We’re doing everything to provide international experts access to the [crash] zone. Naturally, we’ve already suspended [battle operations] in that zone. At present, we’re holding consultations on this topic with a contact group out of Kiev. Consultations are being held with the OSCE’s participation and they’ll continue today”.

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On Friday, opolchenie sources, quoting I I Strelkov, told RIA-Novosti said that they’d continue operations in all sectors except for the Malaysian airliner crash site, saying, “We’ve surrounded a large enemy group in the southern DNR. It’d be unreasonable to stop military action against the surrounded group. Experts working at the accident site would be safe. The Boeing crash site is deep within our controlled territory, so, no ‘humanitarian truce’ or ‘corridor’ is required to investigate the causes of the tragedy… the commission can freely go there and look at the crash site. No one will interfere with it”. In other news, the opolchenie took Marinovka and surrounded an 800-man spetsnaz group. Initially, there were 5,000 troops in the group, but the majority managed to escape, killed in action, or taken captive.

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On Friday, a Minoborony source said that it intercepted Ukrainian radar activity on the day the Malaysian plane went down in Novorossiya, saying, “Throughout the day on 17 July, Russian radar surveillance intercepted the operation of the Buk-M1 battery’s Kupol radar station located near Styla [30 kilometres (19 miles) south of Donetsk]. The technical capabilities of the Buk-M1 allow the exchange of data on air targets between batteries of one battalion. Thus, they could’ve launched SAMs from any of the batteries deployed near Avdeyevka [8 kilometres north of Donetsk] or from Gruzsko-Zoryanskoe [25 kilometres east of Donetsk]”.

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On Friday, a source in the European Commission told RIA-Novosti that the EC doesn’t know why the USA concluded that a SAM shot down the Malaysian Airlines airliner that crashed in Novorossiya. Our source said, “One must ask them. The European Commission doesn’t have the data on where the USA got the information publicised in the media”. Citing US intelligence agencies, the Wall Street Journal reported earlier on Friday that a SAM brought down Flight MH17. It said that intelligence agencies said that witnesses reported a plume of smoke rising over the crash site. They didn’t comment on whether the junta or opolchenie launched the SAM, but they did say that it was a SAM.

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On Friday, Brian Flynn, the head of Performance, Forecasting, and Relations in the Eurocontrol’s Network Manager Directorate (NMD), said, “Given that at least 30-40 air carriers regularly fly aircraft in Ukrainian airspace, the temporary suspension of air traffic would affect 350 flights daily, or 1 percent of all European civil aviation traffic. The move would also intensify air traffic in neighbouring Poland, Bulgaria, and Turkey, but it’s unlikely to seriously affect passengers because it’d cause minimal flight delays, if any”. The decision to suspend civil aviation traffic above Novorossiya came soon after the tragic crash of a Malaysian plane with 298 people on board on Thursday, which left no survivors. Already, a few major airlines in Russia and other countries decided to make amendments to their routes or even suspend them.

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On Friday, Foreign Minister S V Lavrov said in an interview with Rossiya-24 TV that the claims of the Kiev junta that the Malaysian airliner crash in Novorossiya was a terrorist attack are unacceptable and constitute an attempt to manipulate investigators’ opinion, saying, “Naturally, attempts to claim that it was a terrorist attack, as it’d influence Ukrainian investigators as they did their work, is an inadmissible pressure on the commission’s activities. The UN Security Council should speak in favour of immediately beginning an independent, unbiased, free, and transparent investigation. We back a similar decision within the OSCE [Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe]“.

18 July 2014

Rossiya Segodnya

http://en.ria.ru/world/20140718/191003609/Crashed-Malaysian-Boeing-Flew-Above-Closed-Air-Space-.html

http://en.ria.ru/world/20140718/190999951/OPINION-Malaysia-Boeing-Crash-in-Eastern-Ukraine-Beneficial-Kiev.html

http://en.ria.ru/business/20140718/191000029/OPINION-Sanctions-Against-Russian-Defense-Energy-Sectors-Signify.html

http://en.ria.ru/world/20140718/191004096/Russian-Airlines-Reroute-Flights-Bypassing-Ukraine-After.html

http://en.ria.ru/world/20140718/191005290/Donetsk-Leader-Calls-for-Ceasefire-with-Kiev-to-Investigate.html

http://en.ria.ru/world/20140718/191006606/Donetsk-Militia-Guarantees-Safety-at-Plane-Crash-Site.html

http://en.ria.ru/world/20140718/191010193/Russian-Defense-Ministry-Says-Intercepted-Ukrainian-Radar.html

http://en.ria.ru/world/20140718/191015330/EC-Unsure-Why-US-Believes-Missile-Shot-Down-Malaysian-Plane.html

http://en.ria.ru/world/20140718/191016345/Closing-of-East-Ukraine-Airspace-to-Affect-350-Flights-Daily-.html

http://en.ria.ru/world/20140718/191018450/Lavrov-Condemns-Claims-Terrorists-Attacked-Malaysian-Plane-Urges.html

Thursday, 17 July 2014

American Sanctions an Attempt to Mask Failure of American Policy in the Ukraine

00 Buk SAM system. 04.03.14

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A statement posted on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MID) website said, “We consider the new package of American sanctions against Russia to be a primitive effort at revenge, because Ukrainian events aren’t developing according to Washington’s scenario. The outrageous and ungrounded attempt to place the blame on Russia for a civil war in a neighbouring country, which was the result of a deep internal crisis, which has already claimed many victims, proved that trying to suppress widespread societal disturbances by force was a failure in strategy, both by the USA and by its clients in Kiev”. The MID also pointed up that, by resorting to such measures, the White House effectively incites bloodshed in the former eastern Ukraine, instead of forcing the junta to stop using artillery and armoured vehicles against civilians.

On Wednesday, the US government imposed new sanctions against a number of Russian companies and banks, including Gazprombank and Vnesheconombank, also known as the Development and Foreign Economic Affairs Bank, as well as Rosneft and Novatek. The US government denied them access to US financial markets, whilst it prohibits US-based companies and individuals from granting loans to them for more than 90 days. Some EU elements also approved the expansion of the sanctions list. The USA and some in the EU accuse Russia of meddling with in Ukrainian internal affairs, introducing targeted sanctions against a number of Russian officials and companies. The Western sanctions have extended gradually since their initial introduction after the Crimea reunified with Russia. Repeatedly, Moscow condemned the sanction’s “language”, warning of the reverse effect such limitations can have. Earlier on Thursday, the MID said that Moscow retains its right to reciprocal measures over sanctions, stating, “Nobody tolerates blackmail”.

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On Thursday, President V V Putin said Moscow didn’t object to the Ukraine receiving financial aid from the IMF and other big lenders, but emphasised that they should prevent the junta from using the money to wage war on civilians in the east. He told a press conference in Brazil, “Of course, we’re all for supporting the Ukraine financially, meaning the Ukrainian people, not some oligarchs or swindlers. Traditionally, the [IMF] didn’t provide financial assistance to countries at war, and I think that’s the right thing to do. I that we must uphold believe this tradition in the Ukraine’s case. As a rule, a country at war receives money for one goal and it spends the cash on quite another”.

Kiev received the first IMF tranche of 3.16 billion USD (111.4 billion Roubles. 3.4 billion CAD. 3.38 billion AUD. 2.34 billion Euros. 1.85 billion UK Pounds) in early May after it approved a 17 billion USD loan to the Ukraine in the form of a two-year stabilisation programme. The Ukraine expects to receive 27 billion USD (951.8 billion Roubles. 29.1 billion CAD. 28.9 billion AUD. 20 billion Euros. 15.8 billion UK Pounds) from international donors such as the IMF, the World Bank, the USA, and the EU. From this sum, about 14 billion USD (493.6 billion Roubles. 15.1 billion CAD. 15 billion AUD. 10.4 billion Euros. 8.2 billion UK Pounds) shall come in 2014. Putin urged the IMF to think of control instruments to monitor the distribution of financial aid in the Ukraine so that it channels this money into the nation’s social and economic spheres, not siphoned off by murky private banks or stolen. Putin noted, “They mean a significant share of these resources to shore up the country’s banking and financial sectors. As far as I know, a hefty part of these financial means went to private banks run by Ukrainian oligarchs. Where’s this money? What’s become of it? Who pocketed it? Neither the IMF nor the Ukrainian community has a clue. I think they need to stop military activities first. Only then, would it be OK to give them money. Besides, a portion of the resources received [by the Ukraine] as its first tranche were to be spent to pay off its foreign trade debts, for instance, its debt for Russian fuel, and we’ve seen none [of that money]”.

He suggested that the fate of the cash injected by the IMF in Ukraine in May was similar to multi-billion loans that Moscow gave Kiev at the turn of 2013. He said that the Ukrainians didn’t use the money to settle Ukraine’s debt with Russia or pay for further gas deliveries, observing, “A big question is where our money has gone”. He also blamed countries that are pushing the Ukraine towards the precipice of disintegration for shifting responsibility on others, emphasising, “One should be very careful about how one treats government institutions… when they’re neglected, the consequences are always dire, it leads to disintegration and internal conflicts, such as the ones we’re witnessing in the Ukraine”. He said that the USA seemed to be pushing the Ukraine into a civil war by supporting the continued repressions in the east, saying that this policy was doomed to fail.

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On Thursday, the Minoborony vehemently denied accusations of shooting down a junta Su-25. A high-ranking military official said, “This claim, as well as all previous accusations by Kiev against the Minoborony, is absurd. They accuse us almost every day, with Kiev promising to provide ‘undeniable evidence’ as soon as possible. However, this ‘evidence’ tends to disappear without a trace, and they try to cover up the embarrassment with new and even more bizarre accusations. Looking at the biographies of the current military leaders … it doesn’t take a guru to understand that these people have neither the military training nor the practical experience in planning activities and combat employment of the troops and weapons systems under their command”.

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An expert source noted that a junta SAM unit deployed near Donetsk a day before the crash of a Malaysian passenger plane on Thursday, making the downing of the aircraft by one of the missiles highly probable, stating, “According to reconnaissance data, a Ukrainian air defence battalion with Buk SAMs deployed near Donetsk on Wednesday morning”. The source added that the opolchenie opposing the junta forces doesn’t have Buk SAMs, which can shoot down aircraft at altitudes up to 25 kilometres (82,000 feet).

According to various reports, a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed near Donetsk on Thursday. It carried 280 passengers (including 23 American citizens) and 15 crew. Malaysia Airlines confirmed that it lost contact with its plane when it was above Ukrainian airspace, posting on Twitter, “Malaysia Airlines lost contact of MH17 from Amsterdam. The last known position was over Ukrainian airspace. More details to follow”. Eyewitnesses from Torez in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) told RIA-Novosti that plane wreckage and dead bodies are scattered around the area, covering an area of about one square kilometre (@0.4 square mile (248 acres)).

Editor:

It’s clear what happened… the junta shot down this plane as a provocation. Their shelling of Russian territory didn’t have the desired result. Why move SAMs to the DNR? They’re not needed… what the junta forces need is food, fuel, and munitions… all of which are in short supply due to thievery by Poroshenko, Yatsenyuk (his mansion was next door to V F Yanukovich‘s… he’s a bigger thief than Yanukovich ever was), and Darlin’ Yuliya the Landshark. Note well that the Uniate pigs shot down a plane with American citizens on board… such violence is habitual to them. After all, remember Talerhof… remember their betrayal of St Maksim Sandovich (and here)… remember the SS VOLUNTEER Division… remember the UPA murderers who massacred the Poles in Volynia (and here)… remember their murder of Blessed Gavriil Kostelnik (and here)… remember the Uniate armed mobs who stole churches in the 90s… remember the Uniate beating of Fr Mikhail Shuvar (that led to his untimely death)… remember the Uniate torture of Rostislav Vasilko. In short, it fits right in with the violent Uniate MO… after all, they scream, “Knife the Moskali (Kill the Russians)!” Now, the Uniates have gone too far. Here’s the most sickening part… they probably did it with the full knowledge and approval of Langley. God do have mercy on the USA for supporting such murderous swine.

BMD

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On Thursday, Aeroflot, Russia’s largest air carrier, said that it’ll change its flight routes to bypass Ukrainian airspace following a crash of a Malaysian passenger plane in the DNR. It posted on Twitter, “Aeroflot shall carry out flights bypassing Ukrainian airspace”. Earlier the same day, Transaero Airlines also decided that its flights to third countries would bypass Ukrainian airspace. Kazakhstan’s principal airline, Air Astana, suspended its flights from Almaty to Kiev in connection with the crash of the Malaysian aircraft in the Ukraine. Flight controllers reported that the plane disappeared from radar screens whilst flying at an altitude of about 10,000 metres (@33,000 feet).

17 July 2014

Rossiya Segodnya

http://en.ria.ru/politics/20140717/190978656/Russia-Sanctions-Ukraine-Russian%20Foreign%20Ministry.html

http://en.ria.ru/business/20140717/190976487/Putin-Urges-to-Stop-Ukraine-from-Wasting-IMF-Cash-on-War.html

http://en.ria.ru/world/20140717/190987820/Russia-Denies-Shooting-Down-Ukrainian-Combat-Jet.html

http://en.ria.ru/world/20140717/190988635/Ukrainian-Army-Buk-Missile-Likely-Downed-Malaysian-Plane–.html

http://en.ria.ru/world/20140717/190989812/Russias-Aeroflot-Transaero-Decide-to-Avoid-Ukraine-Airspace.html

Saturday, 28 June 2014

First Session of Novorossiyan Supreme Soviet to Open… Junta Troops Rally to Patriot Side… Junta REFUSES to Abide by Its Own “Ceasefire”

00 donetsk. 02. 24.06.14

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Citing Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) official sources, RIA-Novosti said that the first session of the Supreme Soviet of the Federal State of Novorossiya is to open on Thursday in Donetsk. The source said, “The deputies will debate ratifying a constitutional resolution creating the Federal State of Novorossiya”. The deputies shall also choose the Soviet’s governing body, a chairman, and a deputy chairman. The Supreme Soviet of the Federal State of Novorossiya will have 60 deputies… half from the DNR and half from the Lugansk People’s Republic (LNR).

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The Cyberberkut hacker group stated that it effected a DDoS attack on the website of the Ukrainian branch of Russian Radio (and here), whose employees collected aid for junta armed bands. A post on Vkontakte said, “Journalists of the Ukrainian branch of Russian Radio bought and organised the transfer of military equipment to a unit of the ‘National Guard’ (sic), which is to take part in the punitive operation in the Eastern Ukraine in the near future. In protest against this explicit support of the ‘antiterrorist operation’ against its own people on the part of representatives of the national media community, Cyberberkut conducted a DDoS attack on the website www.rusradio.ua“. Currently, the website of the Ukrainian branch of Russian Radio is inaccessible.

Editor:

Russian Radio was not and is not a Russian state broadcaster… it’s a rather low outfit broadcasting Russian/Eurotrash pop. Neoliberal phonies run it…

BMD

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On Thursday,A Е Purgin, First Deputy Chairman of the DNR Government told Interfax, “The entire gas transportation system is under our control. We’ve also established control over two gas storage facilities”

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Pyotr Dudik, a humanitarian activist told RIA-Novosti, “There are still lots of civilians in Slavyansk… moms, kids, and elderly people. They’ve run out of money; they haven’t received any for more than two months. The town now lacks water or electricity. There is no gas in some districts. Famine may break out soon. We should evacuate the civilian population”. Vehicles with medicines and food have to use drawn-out routes to reach Slavyansk to avoid shelling, so, the city has a critical food shortage. Dudik said, “We’ve come here for two months, helping people. We know the fighters well and they know us. However, they won’t let us through now; they say that they have orders not to”. Problems evacuating refugees began around two weeks ago. Uniate ‘National Guard’ (sic) terrorists turn back whatever vehicles they can. Despite a week-long ceasefire announced by P A Poroshenko, the junta continues to heavily shell Slavyansk and other cities in Novorossiya.

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One can see the worth of the word of Uniates and schismatics (and of their American and Vatican backers). The suffering of the civilian population is directly due to their support of the repressions. S Yu Shevchuk and F A Denisenko deserve to hang for this. They’re servants of Antichrist, not servants of God.

BMD

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The Supreme Soviet of the Federal State of Novorossiya (the DNR and LNR) unanimously ratified a constitutional resolution proclaiming a Union of People’s Republics (SNR). Earlier, the DNR and LNR legislatures ratified the constitution. According to its Constitution, the SNR is a “democratic, confederative, rule-of-law state” that acknowledges and protects equal rights for its citizens. The SNR is a nuclear-free zone and, according to its Constitution, any state could apply for membership.

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“The SNR is a nuclear-free zone and, according to its Constitution, any state could apply for membership”… that is, it doesn’t merely cover Novorossiya. This may be the vehicle to reintegrate the Ukraine into a Russian/Eurasian state. Note well how they avoided the word “Ukrainian” and no mention of the Russian Federation. That is, the SNR would be coeval with Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Armenia in the Union. Interesting… and watch all the Anglos miss this.

BMD

26 June 2014

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DNR official sources told ITAR-TASS that opolchenie took over a MVDU installation in downtown Donetsk, saying, “In the morning, the troops there received an order from the Minoborony Ukrainy to begin active actions against the DNR”. Troops from the Vostok Battalion arrived for talks with the junta troops, but a shootout began. The source said, “The installation is at 116 Shchors Street. The exchange of fire stopped and the compound is now under opolchenie forces control”. Eyewitnesses said that intense fire from avtomats broke out shortly after 18.00 local time (08.00 PDT. 11.00 EDT. 16.00 BST. 19.00 MSK. 01.00 27 June AEST). Traffic cops closed nearby streets and didn’t let either private cars or public transport there. There’s no information on the dead and killed (if any) in this incident.

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Early on Friday morning, two explosions damaged a railway bridge in the DNR. A railway spokesman said that the blasts partially damaged a pillar, a bridge span, ten railway sleepers and 12 metres of the track. The damage caused suspension of railway movement. Emergency service specialists are working at the site. The No. 11/12 Lugansk-Moscow passenger train usually uses this railway section. There were incidents reported on the Kondrashevska Nova-Gorodny and Krasnozerovka-Gorodny sections of the same railroad on 24 June.

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00 refugees. rostov oblast. russia. 11.06.14

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Melissa Fleming, chief spokesman of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told a news briefing that the number of Ukrainians who fled to Russia due to the junta repressions in Novorossiya reached 110,000 this year. The UN also stated that 9,500 people who sought refugee status in Russia are afraid to make formal request for the status of fear of reprisals if they return to the Ukraine. She said, “We’re seeing a sharp rise in (internal) displacement in Ukraine”. However, she said that the biggest concern is the rising number of internally displaced people, which increased by 16,400 last week in Novorossiya and now stands at 54,000. The UN report came from information obtained from Russian authorities and UN sources.

On Friday, Fleming told reporters in Genève the number of those internally displaced in the Ukraine represents a huge increase over the previous week, coinciding with the deteriorating security situation in the east. According to the report, 700 Ukrainians went to Poland, Belarus, Czechia, and Romania. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Baisa Vak-Voya told RT, “Russia is very favourable. The government takes care of them very well. They cross the border in an organised way. Those who have relatives there, go to their relatives. Those who don’t, go to a government tent camp, run by the Emergency Situations Ministry (MChS). To be honest, this is one of the best-equipped, well-run, and professionally managed camp I have seen”. According to the MChS, over 16,000 refugees arrived in camps in Russia since the beginning of the repressions in Novorossiya.

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Sergei Kavtaradze, special representative of the Chairman of the DNR Government, said that 400 junta soldiers rallied to the DNR, saying, “Yesterday, a military formation of 400 soldiers surrendered to 15 opolchenietsy. The skirmish lasted for seven hours, but no opolchenie fighters died”.

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A Yu Borodai, Chairman of the DNR Government, said, “The total number of dead in the conflict in the DNR and LNR amounts to 3,000 people”.

Editor:                                                                             

This is why the status quo ante can’t come back. Too much blood lies in the earth. The “Ukraine” is dead… definitively… permanently… it’s a “Dead Man Walking”.

BMD

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On Friday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MID) said it notified Kiev about plans to send 60 metric tons of humanitarian aid to Novorossiya. The MID noted, “Our note stated that Russia prepared a truck convoy to deliver a total of 60 metric tons of humanitarian aid comprising food and personal hygiene supplies. We expect that the trucks will go to Lugansk and Donetsk on 28 June, later, they may go to other areas hosting internally displaced people”. The MID also asked Kiev to help the delivery of humanitarian cargo to crisis-hit regions, including mapping out a route for Russian trucks moving through the Ukraine.

27 June 2014

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00 what the hell are you doing. russia-ukraine. 2014

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On Friday, according to ITAR-TASS A Yu Borodai, Chairman of the DNR Government, stated that the DNR will go to peace talks only when the junta pulls its troops out of the LNR and DNR. He said, “Naturally, we want such talks to begin, but we have one condition that we’ve repeatedly put forth. We’d begin such talks when the Right Sector, ‘National Guard’ (sic), and cops leave the LNR and DNR. We’re ready to exchange prisoners under the principle ‘all for all’. We don’t like the term ‘hostages’. We agreed to use the term ‘detainees’. We agreed to conduct such a swap using the ‘all-for-all’ principle. We’ve undertaken to make relevant lists and we hope that our opponents will present such lists as well”.

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Aleksei Toporov, Press-Secretary of the LNR Ministry of Defence, told RIA-Novosti, “According to recent reports, the enemy is re-equipping their aircraft in Mariupol and Nikolaev to use NATO thermobaric munitions, which have great destructive power”. Andrei Lysenko, of the Ukrainian National Security and Defence Council (SNBOU), denied this, “Firstly, these bombs aren’t general issue in the Ukrainian forces, and secondly, Ukrainian weapons and equipment aren’t compatible with NATO items”. Thermobaric munitions are volume effects explosives that use dispersion of flammable substances in the form of aerosol and igniting the resulting gas cloud. Such munitions in larger sizes are equal in force to ultra-small tactical nuclear ammunition, but with no radiation effect.

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A E Purgin, Chairman of the DNR Government, said that the DNR should leave the Ukraine and integrate with the TS EvrAsES to avoid economic fallout from the Ukraine’s association agreement with the EU, noting, “By making this decision, in fact, the Ukraine cuts itself off from the Russian market. That affects 99 percent of the machine manufacturing and metals industry, and partly affects agriculture, etc… Possibly, the TS EvrAsES wouldn’t apply a tit-for-tat approach, but apply a more nuanced response.  In any case, losses in trade with the TS EvrAsES would at least 50 percent. We need to resolve how to exit the Ukraine and how to integrate with the TS EvrAsES, as our industries are vulnerable, we’d lose these markets otherwise. Machine manufacturing in the DNR employs a large number of people and feeds the whole region. If it stopped, our Republic’s budget would be hit hard”.

Editor:

The Galician hillbillies are dreamy romantics without an iota of good sense amongst their leading elements. They NEVER think things through… they merely carry out what their Western bosses tell them what to do. It doesn’t matter to the Ukie Nationalist nutters nor to the lickspittle Uniate hierarchy that an EU association agreement would destroy most of the economy and cause unmitigated suffering. “It causes pain to the Moskali! That’s good!” This is why I hate the Unia and the Denisenko Schism and all that they stand for. They’re EVIL without reservation, without diminution, and without shame. Look at what they support… let God see and judge such…

BMD

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On Saturday, A DNR official source told RIA-Novosti, “Today, another MVDU unit surrendered to us. The opolchenie accepted the surrender without a single shot fired, after agreement with the unit’s commanders”.

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M V Rudenko, opolchenie leader and Deputy of the DNR Supreme Soviet, told Interfax “Hostilities are underway in Kramatorsk. The enemy had a ceasefire near Krasny Liman and the Seversky Donets River only to move troops to the other side of the river. The so-called ceasefire was only a preparation for an offensive. They’ve already begun to move their vehicles over the bridge, to the other bank of the Seversky Donets”. Rudenko quoted I I Strelkov, the DNR Defence Minister, who said that there wouldn’t be any ceasefire until the junta forces withdrew ten kilometres from their present positions and stopped redeploying equipment.

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On Saturday morning, a LNR official source told Interfax, “The ‘National Guard’ (sic) attempted to seize the Chervonopartyzansk border checkpoint early in the morning, at about 06.00 or 07.00, but we thwarted them. There’s no information on possible casualties so far, but there were no combat activities in the LNR as a whole last night except for the border checkpoint’s assault. However, this incident shows that junta forces don’t observe the ceasefire”.

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On Saturday, a Slavyansk opolchenie source told RIA-Novosti that hostilities are underway in the DNR, despite a putative ceasefire, saying, “Shelling near Slavyansk and Kramatorsk went on since last night. The shelling came from the direction of the junta units”.

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The DNR opolchenie HQ informed RIA-Novosti that unknown assailants fired at a bus carrying refugees in the suburbs of Artyomovsk in the DNR, killing two people, saying, “After they fired at the windshield, the driver lost control and crashed into a garage of a private houses in Tchaikovsky Street. He died on the spot. One of the passengers was severely injured; she was taken to hospital, where she died”.

Editor:

Do have a care with Uniates… 95 percent are harmless (they do spout such filthy and unhinged rot… their lickspittle clergy and the fascists feed them the most outrageous fibs)… but the other 5 percent are FERAL, as these reports of unbridled savagery against innocents proves to all, including the slow learners. The Galician Uniates have been such since the late 19th century… they fell for Habsburg, Polish, Nazi, and American lies. Keep your wits about you… the times are evil.

BMD

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Vasili Malayev, a spokesman for the Federal Security Service (FSB) Border Department for Rostov Oblast, told Interfax, “During an exchange of fire on Ukrainian territory, Ukrainian military forces fired projectiles, some of which reached Russian territory. One round seriously damaged a building of the Bukovo customs checkpoint. Another round hit Vasetsky in Bukovo Raion and one more exploded in Shakhta-24. We need to clarify what happened here”.

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On Saturday, President V V Putin decreed a call-up of Russian military reservists for training in 2014. The government posted it on its official website for legal information. According to the decree, reservists would report for training for a term of up to two months in the Russian Armed Forces, the VV MVD, state security agencies, and FSB agencies. Terms of military training will be set with the executive bodies of RF Federal subjects, except for refresher military training, which is under the control of the Minoborony Rossii.

Editor:

This is the most significant news of the day. Russia has a “mobilisation army”… that is, it needs to call up reservists for the forces to be at full readiness. Such is now a fact. The junta had best pull back, and it had best do so QUICKLY… Russian forces can enter via border points under Novorossiyan control and the junta can do nothing of it. The junta’s a dead duck… the only question is WHEN it’s going to fall, not IF…

BMD

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On Saturday, Aleksei Karyakin, Chairman of the LNR Supreme Soviet, said at a press conference that the junta drafted radical Right Sector fighters into the Aidar “National Guard” (sic) battalion, which the opolchenie badly mauled. Aidar was one of many untrained motley junta “units” used in the repressions in Novorossiya. According to a Minoborony Ukrainy report, on 17 June, the Aidar battalion, going against higher orders, decided to attack the opolchenie in Lugansk, but the opolchenie ambushed them and inflicted serious losses. V D Bolotov, the head of the LNR, said that Aidar was no longer effective after the battle. After the incident, the Minoborony Ukrainy pulled out the remnants of Aidar and decided to disband it, but recently it became known that P A Poroshenko reversed the decision. Karyakin said, “Now, we have information that they filled the ranks of the Aidar battalion with Right Sector fighters to claim that it wasn’t defeated and is still at full-strength. Unfortunately, the Right Sector is active in the LNR”.

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On Saturday, Aleksei Karyakin, Chairman of the LNR Supreme Soviet, said at a press conference that junta forces don’t respect the truce called by P A Poroshenko until 30 June. The terms of the truce agreed upon by the junta and the LNR and DNR expired on Friday evening. Poroshenko prolonged the ceasefire for three days, until Monday evening. On Friday, when the Poroshenko proposed prolonging the truce, the opolchenie expressed readiness to observe the truce. Karyakin said, “Even after we reached an agreement at this level, the enemy troops still live in their own world and don’t react to [Poroshenko’s] statements, they continue their fighting. Unfortunately, I don’t know what’s going on in the heads of commanders of the enemy army. We expect that the enemy is always ready to move in our direction. The LNR opolchenie is on guard against an enemy attack”.

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On Saturday, Interfax reported that the MID objected to shelling from the Ukrainian side on a Russian border checkpoint, blaming it on the Ukrainian military, and demanding that Kiev investigate it. The shelling seriously damaged a building of the Gukovo checkpoint in Rostov Oblast. There were Ukrainian refugees from at the checkpoint during the incident, but none of them was hurt. Some of the shells hit nearby Russian villages. The MID said, “The Russian side expressed a resolute protest against provocations of this sort from the Ukrainian side, which violate fundamental principles of international law. The attack was one more link in the chain of violations of the ceasefire declared by [P A Poroshenko]. In fact, it undermines the dialogue begun in Donetsk to settle the armed conflict in [Novorossiya]. The Russian side demands that the Ukrainian side put an end to provocations of this kind, carefully investigate what has happened, and strictly punish the guilty”.

28 June 2014

Voice of Russia World Service

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