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Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Putin to Decide Stance on Referenda Soon

00 lugansk. 01. 14.05.14

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Presidential press secretary Dmitri Peskov told Kommersant, “President Vladimir Putin will formulate his attitude to the referenda held on Sunday in Donetsk and Lugansk Oblasts on the strength of their results. His decision is difficult to forecast”. Asked by the newspaper whether the fact that he asked patriot elements to postpone the referendum until a later date would influence Putin’s attitude, Peskov pointed up, “No, he didn’t ask them, he made such a recommendation. However, it was difficult to heed the recommendation, even considering [Putin’s] prestige. Taking into account the real combat actions, the people there had to act according to their own approach and proceed from the real situation”. Already, the USA and the EU declared that they don’t recognise the results of voting on the status of Lugansk and Donetsk Oblasts and warned that they might apply economic sanctions against Russia if the referenda in Novorossiya bollix the so-called Ukrainian “presidential election” due on 25 May. Peskov said, “The reproaches levelled at Russia by the US and the EU are absolute folly. Why couldn’t the West prevent the use of APCs in Slavyansk and Kramatorsk and avoid the gunning down of civilians? They didn’t use their influence, they don’t give a hang, but they blame Russia for everything”.

Editor:

The West screams about “democracy”, but when real democracy faces them, they reject it with disdain. The West accepts “democracy” imposed by American murder and money… it rejects democracy that flows from the people. We are seeing the end of an unnatural era where one country had undue influence… the USA refuses to accept that it’s no longer “the sole superpower”… if it ever were such, first. Do remember that the USA brought on the present world economic crash through intemperate war spending coupled with potty tax cuts to the rich (of course, one usually RAISES taxes to pay for wars, but the Republican Party reversed that… what does that tell you about their intelligence and prudence?). Russia and China will put the arrogant Anglo-Americans in their place. The USA lacks the money to impose its will on the world. It DOES have the means necessary to defend the seaborne defence lines of the Anglosphere… but that means forgoing potty and notional adventures in Eurasia. It has to abandon Zbig’s dreams of the USA implementing Prometheanism… it simply can’t afford to do so.

“THIS IS MINE”, sez the Bear… the USA had best read n’ heed…

BMD

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On Monday, Roman Lyagin, head of the Central Elections Commission of the Donetsk People’s Republic, told Interfax on the phone, “We planned to issue a final referendum report signed by all members of the Central Elections Commission by 15.00 local time (05.00 EDT. 08.00 EDT. 13.00 BST. 16.00 MSK. 22.00 AEST). However, we can hardly do so because of tensions in the Donetsk Oblast. Hence, we’ve intentionally posted tentative results of the ballot; we’ll base our decisions on them… 89.07 percent for Donetsk Oblast to be independent, 10.19 percent against that, and 0.74 percent invalid ballots. The region is witnessing escalating violence and many armed people are about. Sometimes, it’s even impossible to say whom these people represent. Therefore, the delivery of ballot papers to the Central Elections Commission entails danger to the life and health of election commission members. I can’t say when an official referendum report would be available. It may take a week to bring in ballot papers from [polling stations] but I can’t give you an exact time”.

Editor:

I think the real reason that the junta released Pavel Gubaryov is that they traded three American mercs for him. The USA pressured the junta to give in, they didn’t want the adverse publicity (the Republicans would’ve used it as fodder in the upcoming midterm elections). That, I believe, are the facts behind, “Sometimes, it’s even impossible to say whom these people represent”.

BMD

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On Sunday, Central Elections Commission press secretary Vasili Nikitin told Interfax, “Polling stations closed in 29 out of 32 cities of Lugansk Oblast on Sunday night and commissions started counting ballots cast in the referendum. The turnout was 81 percent as of 20.00 local time (10.00 PDT. 13.00 EDT. 18.00 BST. 21.00 MSK. 03.00 12 May AEST). Polling stations stayed open until 23.00 (13.00 PDT. 16.00 EDT. 21.00 BST. 00.00 12 May MSK. 06.00 AEST) at the request of steelmakers and miners in three cities, Stakhanov, Pervomaysk, and Alchevsk. Voters in Krasny Luch, Slavyansk, Krasnodon, Melovoye, and Rubezhnoye were very active. Their turnout in the referendum varied from 85 percent to 95 percent”. He noted that Lugansk Oblast has 2.251 million people according to 2013 official statistics. Lugansk People’s Republic officials will announce the official referendum results at a rally on Monday.

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A source at the Donbass People’s Opolchenie told Interfax, “The enemy opened artillery fire on Andreyevka using heavy mortars and howitzers. We also have information that the enemy is using combat helicopters to cover them. Some people may have died in the attack; we had some wounded. We’re verifying this information mow”.

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00 russian helo carrier Vladivostok. 14.05.14

Russian helicopter carrier/amphibious assault ship Vladivostok under construction in France

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On Monday, according to Reuters, French diplomatic sources said that France would press ahead with a 1.66 billion USD (57.6 billion Roubles. 1.77 billion AUD. 1.81 billion CAD. 1.22 billion Euros. 990 million UK Pounds) contract to sell helicopter carriers to Russia as cancelling the deal would do more damage to Paris than to Moscow. France came under pressure from Washington and some European partners to reconsider its supply of high-tech military hardware to Moscow. It said it’d review the deal in October… but not before.

French diplomatic sources said, “The Mistrals aren’t part of the third level of sanctions. We’ll deliver them. They paid for them according to the contract, and there’d be financial penalties for not delivering them. France would be one paying the penalty. It’s too easy to say that France has to cancel the sale of the ships. We’ve done our part”. The Minoborony warned France in March that it’d have to repay the cost of the contract and more penalties if it cancelled the deal. The long-discussed French sale was Moscow’s first major foreign arms purchase in the two decades since the fall of the USSR. Former President Nicolas Sarkozy hailed the signing of the Mistral contract as evidence that the Cold War was over. It created about 1,000 jobs in France. A French government source said that at no point had the USA officially expressed any concern over the sale. The first carrier, the Vladivostok, is due for delivery by the last quarter of 2014. The second, named Sevastopol after the Crimean seaport, ha a delivery date of 2016.

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On Monday, the chairman of the Lugansk People’s Republic Central Elections Commission in charge of the referendum told a press conference in Lugansk that election workers handed out 1.35 million ballots to voters at polling stations and gave another 15,000 ballots to voters outside of polling stations. According to official information, 1.29 million people, or 96.2 percent of voters, voted “yes” for independence of the Lugansk People’s Republic, and 51,276 people, or 3.8 percent of voters, voted against it.

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On Monday, police sources in Lugansk Oblast said, “A group of 15 unidentified gunmen wearing camouflage seized an oil terminal on Vygonnaya Street in Rovenki. The incident occurred at 13.40 local time (03.40 PDT. 06.40 EDT. 11.40 BST. 14.40 MSK. 20.40 AEST) on Sunday. No further details are available”.

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On Monday, according to Interfax, RF Gosduma Chairman Sergei Naryshkin told reporters when asked to comment on the outcome of the referendum, “The referendum shows their wish to defend their rights, essentially, their wish to be free. The results of the referendum clearly show that millions of Ukrainians who live in Lugansk and Donetsk Oblasts believe that the current state apparat massively violates their rights”.

Editor:

Don’t forget, one of the first actions of the junta was to outlaw Russian and they tried to ram Galician semi-Polish pidgin down everyone’s throats. They’re fascist pigs who glorify the UPA murderers… they loudly made that clear, too. No right-minded patriot in Novorossiya or Malorossiya trusts the junta, as it tries to push Galician Uniate nonsense in place of real Russian language and culture. In short, the people of the east want no part of Galician Uniate hillbilly nekulturny flapdoodle… they’d rather fight and die first. Oh, one last thing… the people in the east outnumber the hillbillies (there are more people in the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics than there are Uniates in the whole country)… need I tell who has the better chance of winning?

BMD

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Aleksei Chmilenko, leader of the People’s Front of the Lugansk People’s Republic, told Interfax, “[The junta] wants to annex three raions… Svatovsk, Troitsk, and Starobelsky Raions… and forcibly join them to Kharkov Oblast. To do that, they want to organise fictitious citizens’ assemblies, doing such with local criminals. I have information that the Kiev administration intends to do a similar thing in Krasnoarmeisk, to join it to Dnepropetrovsk Oblast.

Editor:

Let’s see… Avakov is a real estate fraudster and Turchinov and Yatsenyuk are both known thieves and confederates of Darlin’ Yuliya. Ergo, for them to ally with criminals is a no-brainer. They’re criminals themselves, so, they’re just reaching out to likeminded shitbirds. Note well that Shevchuk kisses their ass publicly and effusively (he also kisses Biden’s ass publicly for all to see). However, does that surprise you? Slipy kissed Hitler’s ass, didn’t he? The Uniates haven’t changed their spots, have they?

BMD

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00 lugansk. 02. 14.05.14

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On Monday, Army of the Southeast spokesman Vasili Nikitin told a press conference in Lugansk that the Lugansk People’s Republic wouldn’t take part in the Ukrainian presidential election on 25 May, saying, “The election might have taken place in Lugansk Oblast, but now we’re the Lugansk People’s Republic. Therefore, we won’t take part in the election. The Lugansk Oblast Soviet lost its legitimacy when we proclaimed the People’s Republic. The new Republic authorities are drawing up a request for recognition from the UN. We’ll have a gala concert on Monday night”.

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On Sunday, Aleksei Chmilenko, leader of the Lugansk People’s Front, told Interfax, “We’d like to create a unified space with Donetsk, a united state; in future, probably Dnepropetrovsk, Kharkov, and other oblasts might join us and follow our example. We face many challenges after the referendum, including forming a new administration, armed forces, and other state institutions”.

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On Monday, Denis Pushilin, Chairman of the Donetsk People’s Republic Soviet, said that the Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) proclaimed itself an independent state after the referendum, saying, “We, the people of Donetsk People’s Republic, proclaim the DNR’s independence following the results of the referendum held on 11 May 2014, which manifested this independence. Following the will of the people of DNR, who wish to restore historical justice, we ask the Russian Federation to let the DNR integrate with Russia. Moscow respects the will of the citizens of the Donetsk and Lugansk Republics and hopes that the further fulfilment of the results of the referendum would come peacefully through dialogue between representatives of the Ukrainian government, Donetsk, and Lugansk”.

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On Friday, Gazprom stated that the Ukraine’s accumulated debt for previous deliveries totalled 3.5 billion USD (121.4 billion Roubles. 3.75 billion AUD. 3.8 billion CAD. 2.55 billion Euros. 2.1 billion UK Pounds). It said that it’d switch to advance payments for natural gas supplied to the Ukraine starting from June. Gazprom CEO Aleksei Miller said at a meeting with Chairman of the RF Government Dmitri Medvedev, “The Ukrainian side must pay for June deliveries by 2 June. If the Ukraine fails to pay for June deliveries, Gazprom will cut off gas supplies from 3 June”. Earlier, Gazprom said that Moscow’s conflict with the putschist junta in Kiev could potentially hamper Russian natural gas deliveries to Europe through the Ukraine. The company said that it feared that Naftogaz could fail on its transport obligations, withholding gas allocated for Europe for itself. On 1 April, the price of Russian gas for the Ukraine rose to 485 USD (16,810 Roubles. 518 AUD. 528 CAD. 354 Euros. 290 UK Pounds) per 1,000 cubic metres (35,315 cubic feet) from 268.50 USD (9,305 Roubles. 286.50 AUD. 292 CAD. 196 Euros. 160 UK Pounds), as Russia withdrew two major discounts. In December, Russia offered Ukraine a 25 percent discount on natural gas, a deal cancelled because of Kiev’s overdue gas bills.

Editor:

If the Ukraine were to interfere with gas shipments, not only would that trigger Russian intervention, Europe would stand by and do nothing… the USA can’t supply them with needed energy. The Uniate junta has chutzpah… it wants discounts for gas given for naval base rents (moot, as the Crimea rejoined Russia) and for a neutralist foreign policy (it now holds a pro-American Russophobic policy, the wet dream of the Galician Uniate hillbillies). Of course, Russia withdrew the discounts. The junta believes in a libertarian “Free Market”… well, let them pay the market price. That’s only fair, isn’t it?

BMD

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On Monday, Valery Bolotov, People’s Governor of the Lugansk People’s Republic (LNR), told residents in a televised address, that the LNR declared itself a sovereign state following the 11 May referendum, “We’ve chosen our own path of independence from tyranny and bloody dictatorship by the Kiev junta, from fascism and nationalism. We’ve chosen the path of freedom and the rule of law”.

12 May 2014

Voice of Russia World Service

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_05_12/Putin-to-formulate-his-attitude-to-referenda-in-Ukraines-south-east-on-their-results-5579/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_05_12/Final-results-of-Donetsk-referendum-still-while-away-organizers-suggest-looking-to-tentative-data-6279/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_05_12/Lugansk-referendum-demonstrates-over-80-turnout-9626/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_05_12/Explosions-gunfire-heard-near-Ukraines-Slavyansk-3156/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_05_12/France-wont-cancel-warship-deal-with-Russia-sources-6028/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_05_12/96-2-percent-vote-for-Lugansk-federalization-at-referendum-final-data-3520/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_05_12/Unidentified-gunmen-seize-oil-terminal-in-Ukraines-Lugansk-region-1342/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_05_12/Referendum-in-two-eastern-Ukrainian-regions-shows-that-their-residents-want-freedom-Duma-Speaker-3757/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_05_12/Kiev-has-plans-to-annex-some-districts-of-Lugansk-Donetsk-regions-self-defense-0541/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_05_12/Lugansk-Peoples-Republic-not-to-have-Ukrainian-presidential-election-on-May-25-9990/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_05_12/Lugansk-doesnt-rule-out-union-with-Donetsk-Peoples-Republic-8276/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_05_12/Donetsk-People-s-Republic-declare-itself-sovereign-state-official-1568/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_05_12/Gazprom-may-stop-deliveries-of-gas-to-Ukraine-in-June-7813/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_05_12/Ukraines-Lugansk-declares-itself-sovereign-state-4343/

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Saturday, 29 March 2014

VMF Shitcans Rickety Ukrainian Submarine “Zaporozhe”

00 Ukrainian submarine Zaporozhe. 29.03.14

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The VMF High Command stated that ex-Ukrainian submarine Zaporozhe is in very poor shape; the Black Sea Fleet (ChF-VMF) refused to take it on strength. The High Command noted that the submarine is 44 years old, it’s outdated, it lacks contemporary combat capabilities, besides which, it hasn’t gone to sea for years. The Minoborony Ukrainy tried to maintain the vessel, but they didn’t do a good job of it. Previously, the sub was part of the Ukrainian Navy, but on 22 March 2014, after the all-Crimea referendum, the ship raised the St Andrew banner. Today, the VMF intends to give the old tub back to the Minoborony Ukrainy. A VMF source told us, “We’ll give it back to the Minoborony Ukrainy; they can use it or get rid of it at their discretion”. Similar boats of Project 641, workhorses of the VMF in Sov times, are long gone from Russian submarine forces; some of them live on as museum ships.The crew of the submarine will go on to serve in the ChF-VMF. Very soon, six new state-of-the art subs building in St Petersburg yards are due to join the ChF-VMF in Sevastopol {some reports say that the Zaporozhe crew will take over a new sub due to arrive in the Crimea soon: editor}.

29 March 2014

NTV

http://www.ntv.ru/novosti/874477

Editor:

For 23 years, the “Ukrainian” state hasn’t done shit for the economy, social infrastructure, or the military. Why? The oligarchs and political shitbirds such as Yuliya Timoshenko raped the country and sucked it dry. Crapitalism ran rampant… some of the biggest offenders being loudmouthed diaspora Ukrainians, who came in to help the oligarchs suck up the rich bounty that the Sovs left in the Ukraine. The native and diaspora thieves did such a good job that the Ukraine, once the jewel in the crown of the USSR, is an economic basket-case dependent on foreign handouts. The soil is rich… the earth has many minerals… the population is well-trained and capable… the industry was first-rate. What happened? The Ukraine is an object lesson in crapitalism. This is what happens when “libertarians” get their way and regulation goes by the wayside.

Under the Sovs, shipyards in the Ukrainian SSR built many of the largest ships in the VMF and in the Soviet merchant fleet. They went to rack and ruin under “Ukrainian” rule. The Ukraine built no major warships since independence (the few completed after 1991 were on the stocks prior to the August Events). The independent Ukraine lived DOWN to all the negative stereotypes about “Ukrainians”… which is sad, as most Ukrainians are level-headed, sane, industrious, and pragmatic people. In realistic terms, these people need proper government… that means that they should return to Great Russia. I confide that many do wish that… many pray for that. Let their suffering end… relegate the independent “Ukraine” to the dustbin of history. These people deserve MUCH better than what they received.

Always, reflect on the fact that the USA supported and supported the thieves, not the ordinary scrabbling people. Some great respect for “the rule of law”, wot?

BMD    

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Saturday, 4 January 2014

The Bear is BACK… AV-MF to Expand Air Patrols in Arctic

00 AV-MF Il-38 ASW MP aircraft. 04.01.14

AV-MF Ilyushin Il-38 ASW/maritime patrol aircraft at an airbase in the Russian Far North

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00 The Bear is back... and he's here to stay. 04.01.14

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On Friday, Captain First Rank Vadim Serga, a Russian Navy spokesman, said that Northern Fleet combat aircraft would extend the ranges of their patrol flights over the Arctic in 2014 using a network of revamped Soviet-era airfields, saying, “In 2014, naval aviation units of the Northern Fleet will significantly expand the geography of Arctic patrol flights, especially, by using Temp airfield {on Kotelny Island: editor} on the New Siberian Islands”. Captain Serga said that Tu-142 and Il-38 ASW/maritime patrol aircraft carried out over 30 patrol missions in the Arctic last year. In December, President Vladimir Putin ordered the armed forces to boost their presence in the Arctic and complete development of military infrastructure in the region in 2014. Minoborony announced plans to deploy a combined-arms force in the Arctic by 2015.

4 January 2014

RIA-Novosti

http://en.ria.ru/military_news/20140103/186198885/Russian-Navy-to-Expand-Air-Patrols-in-Arctic.html

Editor’s Note:

Watch the usual troglodytes in Congress scream about “Russian overreach”. That’s a crock of shit. These flights are no different from American flights over Alaska or Hawaii. These tossers say such to try to get more money for their big-bucks corporate paymasters… not because these flights are a threat to anyone. Russia’s cut back severely on defence expenditures for twenty years to try to rebuild the economy… the American economy‘s knackered because of constant warfare over twenty years (plus inane tax cuts for the Affluent Effluent). As they say, one of these things is not like the other…

BMD

Thursday, 28 November 2013

28 November 2013. A Picture IS Worth a Thousand Words… A Sub Gets a Blessing in Piter…

00 Orthodox priest blessed sub Novorossiysk. 28.11.13

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A priest blesses the new Project 636.3 Varshavyanka submarine B261 Novorossiysk, being launched at Admiralteyskie Verfi in St Petersburg. It’s supposed to enter service with the Black Sea Fleet next year. This isn’t unusual any more… indeed, it’s become routine. Mind you, if the Reds were to take power again, this wouldn’t change… don’t listen to the likes of Victor Potapov… after all, he DOES (or DID) work as a US government propagandist (do follow the money… it tells you so much about people). The late great Joe Adamov apologised on air for issuing lies… Potapov has never done likewise. Do notice that and mark it down… it’ll tell you much about his character, won’t it?

Christ is back… and He’s here to stay.

BMD

 

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