Voices from Russia

Monday, 21 April 2014

VVP Appoints Former Ukie Navy Big as Black Sea Fleet Big… Biden Sticks His Nose in Business NOT His Own… Russia Tells USA to “Get it Right”

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Admiral Denis Berezovsky… he rallied to Russia… he chose freedom!

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On Monday, government media sources said that President Vladimir Putin signed a decree appointing Rear Admiral Denis Berezovsky, the former commander of the Ukrainian Navy, as a Deputy Commander of the Black Sea Fleet (ChF-VMF) and Rear Admiral Igor Smolyak as the commander of the Nakhimov Higher Naval Institute in Sevastopol. Previously, Smolyak commanded Surface Ship Division 36 of the Pacific Fleet (TF-VMF).

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By this, VVP’s telling all present-serving Ukrainian officers, “Come on down, brothers! There’s a place at table for you… in your present rank, with no strings attached”. Trust me; professional Ukrainian officers will jump at this. The Nakhimov Order of the Red Star Higher Naval Institute (to use its formal title) is the former professional school of the Ukrainian Navy. That is, the Ukie armed forces not only lack a formed fleet, they’ve lost the necessary logistics/admin/training base to sustain one. Biden can do nothing to remedy this. All that he can do is to hand out lifejackets as the ship sinks. This is yet more proof that the so-called “Ukrainian” state isn’t long for this world.

BMD

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On Monday, US Vice President Joe Biden will begin a two-day visit to the Ukraine, hours after Right Sector terrorists shattered a fragile Easter truce and patriots in the Donetsk People’s Republic appealed for help from Russia. Biden’s arrival in Kiev comes after a deadly gunfight killed at least two opolchenie fighters in Slavyansk, an incident that sparked “outrage” in Moscow. However, the Western-backed junta in Kiev denied responsibility and claimed that the violence was a Russian provocation. The attack, near the flash point of Slavyansk, undermined an accord worked out in Geneva between Russia, the Ukraine, and Western powers on Thursday under which “illegal armed groups” backed by the junta were to surrender their weapons. The deal, aimed at easing the worst crisis between Russia and the West since the Cold War, now appears stalled.

Vladimir, a 20-year-old opolchenie fighter, said that Sunday’s shootout erupted when four cars pulled up to a roadblock in the early hours, saying, “We wanted to conduct a check, then, they opened fire on us with avtomats. We killed three of them”. An AFP photographer saw two bodies laid out in a truck near the scene. For now, no one knows who the assailants were, as they escaped before the opolchenie could bring in reinforcements. Vyacheslav Ponomaryov, People’s Mayor of Slavyansk and opolchenie commander, said that he believed that two attackers died in the firefight. He declared a 00.00 to 06.00 curfew in the town, and appealed to President Vladimir Putin, to send in troops as “peacekeepers to defend the population against the fascists (what patriots call the junta and its collaborators)”. Later, Ponomaryov said, “If you can’t send peacekeeping forces, send us weapons”.

Editor:

Biden’s main mentor was a pro-Ustaša fascist Croat RC priest… Biden hasn’t strayed far from that evil upbringing, I’m afraid. We need say nothing more on this ravening Russophobic monster…

BMD

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Interfax reported that the Russian Presidential Human Rights Council, an advisory body under the Russian Presidential Administration, fears that the Ukrainian crisis might become a large-scale humanitarian catastrophe. It wrote:

The escalating violence and illegality will only lead to a humanitarian catastrophe on a Europe-wide scale at the very least. The political crisis is rapidly driving the multiethnic Ukrainian population towards a catastrophe, largely due to the loss of legitimacy by state institutions, both national and local. It’s taking on alarming forms, and it requires intervention from foreign humanitarian NGOs. All parties in the Ukrainian conflict should refrain from using violence in resolving political issues, rule out using the army and security forces against the civilian population, stop arresting dissidents, and release those already held on political charges. The media should stop escalating its war and civil conflict rhetoric; it should observe and protect the rights of national, religious, and ethno-cultural minorities, and coöperate with international mediating missions, including the Council and its working group for monitoring human rights in the Ukraine. The only way to resolve this crisis is a national dialogue involving all levels of civil society from all the regions, cooperating with international organisations. Our Council is ready to give assistance in organising such a dialogue. We’re adamant… only civil society, not armed force, can ameliorate this crisis. The use of armed force, the shutdown of television channels, the severing of traditional Russian-Ukrainian ties, assaults on political opponents, and hampering the work of journalists and civil activists (including human-rights observers)… all that is a movement away from crisis resolution in the directly opposite direction.

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On Monday, local media reported that Yuliya Timoshenko cancelled a planned trip to the USA after congressmen refused to meet with her. Media buzz had it that the trip was to happen on 23 April. However, in the end, Timoshenko herself cancelled it after no high-ranking politician in Washington confirmed a readiness to meet with her. Media stories implied that some US Congressmen suggested that Timoshenko shouldn’t run for the Ukrainian presidency. Last week, she appealed to the US Congress for military assistance to the Ukraine. Timoshenko said that the Ukraine needed “comprehensive assistance, including military-technical aid, such as air defence and anti-tank gear, as well as assistance in training military personnel”.

Editor:

US Congressmen are corrupt, venal, deceitful, and unscrupulous (as a group, they’re the gold standard of corruption on the planet)… but their political radar is nonpareil and they can smell a dead duck at 500 paces. Here’s more evidence that the junta’s not long for this world… and neither is the “Ukraine”.

BMD

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00 Berkut. COPS. 21.04.14

The Berkutovtsy… the unsung heroes of the Maidan. Their professionalism and cohesion kept casualties down to a minimum on all sides.

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Former Berkut MVDU spetsnaz reacted sceptically to the junta’s request to return to service two months after so-called “Interior Minister” Arseny Avakov Berkut officially dissolved the Berkut unit. Vladimir Krashevsky, head of the Berkut Veterans’ Association, told reporters “Now, they’re creating a ‘National Guard’ and some other doubtful units manned by kids and old farts, absolutely untrained. It’s nothing but a soap-bubble”. After some Berkut personnel moved to Crimea or Russia, the junta realised that they didn’t have enough reliable professionals in the security forces, so, they decided to invite Berkutovtsy remaining in the Ukraine for family or other reasons to return to service. Krashevsky said, “[The junta] doesn’t control anything. The Right Sector doesn’t obey them. Therefore, Berkutovtsy don’t trust them”. This move came against the backdrop of a continuing trial of a group of Berkutovtsy on charges of their alleged involvement in shooting Euromaidan terrorists. Krashevsky noted, “They’ve made the Berkut into a scapegoat. I doubt that any former Berkut unit will heed the call. For those in the east, that’s entirely out of the question. In central and western regions, they’re also refusing, as far as I know, all the more so that they already know that they’d use them to crack down on the people”. On Easter Sunday, the MVDU issued a statement urging former Berkut units and Euromaidan terrorists to unite “in the face of an external threat”.

Editor:

The Berkutovtsy embody “COPS”… “Conscientious Officers Protect and Serve”… they took casualties to minimise civilian casualties. They followed Yanukovich’s orders NOT to fire unnecessarily on the crowd. Who would YOU want on the street? The disciplined Berkutovtsy or the unbridled Svoboda/Right Sector pigs? THAT’S the choice on offer… there’s no other one…

BMD

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On Monday, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told a press conference in Moscow, “There’s been a surge in appeals to Russia for saving them from this outrage. We’re in an extremely complex position. Those who deliberately pursue a civil war, possibly, in an attempt to start a big serious bloody conflict, are pursuing a criminal policy. We won’t only condemn this policy; we’ll stop it”.

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The Bear growls… the USA had best listen. “This is MY den… hands off!”

BMD

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00 Novorossiya map. 21.04.14

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A rally in the Odessa at the Kulikovo Field voted to create the Novorossiya (New Russia) People’s Republic and elected Valery Kaurov as People’s President. Kaurov, the Head of the Union of Orthodox Citizens of the Ukraine (SPGU), had to use Skype to address the meeting, as he had to flee the city to avoid arrest by junta thugs. Most expect the newly formed entity to be pro-Russian. In another statement, rally participants said that the Novorossiya People’s Republic recognised the People’s Republics in Lugansk, Donetsk, Kharkov, and Podkarpatskaya Rus. Many people wish to use this historical designation for eight south-eastern regions that the Bolshevik government handed over to the Ukrainian SSR early in the last century.

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On Monday, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a press conference, “Attacks are continuing in Slavyansk, Mariupol, and other places in the southeastern Ukraine, as well as attacks carried out by militants in masks, who act ruthlessly. There are more and more calls for Russia to save them from this lawlessness. They’re putting us in a really difficult situation”. A reporter asked Lavrov a question on statements by Kiev and the West that the presence of Russian weapons in the southeastern Ukraine proves Russian involvement. He replied, “I think that this argument is just ridiculous, as there were never any other weapons there. You find Russian weapons everywhere in [the Ukraine]“.

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Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said, “Before declaring your ultimatums and demanding that we do something within two or three days, otherwise, you threaten us with sanctions, we’d like to urge our American partners to fully realise their responsibility for those they brought to power. The USA protects the government in Kiev by turning a blind eye to the violence committed by this régime and the militants that it relies on”. Lavrov stated that the American arguments that they found a huge quantity of Russian weapons in the area of clashes and conflicts in the Ukraine are ridiculous, saying, “There’s never been any other weapons there, everybody has Russian weapons there. However, what recent TV reports showed, namely, that American weapons are in the hands of illegal armed formations… that’s something new. These arms were in the hands of illegal armed formations, not the Ukrainian armed forces”.

Editor:

The CIA is getting ready to support Ukrainian terrorists. They supported the UPA bandits until 1954… this is nothing new for them. Sadly enough, there are loud elements in the Galician Uniate diaspora who urge this course of action. These murderous bastards don’t care how many people die or get hurt in their little schemes. The upcoming terrorist actions on the territory of the former Ukraine will have the labels, “Made in the USA” and “Approved by the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church”. Mind you, over 95 percent of the Uniates are guiltless of this shit, but they refuse to condemn it… silence betokens consent. That’s too much of a muchness not only for me, but also for many other Orthodox people.

BMD

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Vladimir Ponomaryov, the People’s Mayor of Slavyansk, told a Vzglyad correspondent, “Were searching for infiltrators and spies. We caught three of them yesterday. We’ve caught over a dozen already, maybe, around 20. Some things better come in doses. Our adversaries also receive information through you, so, we intend to give them as little information as possible. We know that there are traitors among us. So far, however, they’re under control. We’ll take care of them, if necessary”. Earlier, the opolchenie arrested Euromaidan terrorist Irma Krat on suspicion of spying for the Right Sector and of being involved in torturing people on the Maidan in Kiev.

Ponomaryov said, “We’ve arrested several young people for excessive drinking and breaching the peace, and we now have them on labour duty in building barricades. We prohibited alcohol sales in the town from 20.00 until 10.00, and imposed a curfew from 00.00 until 06.00. That’s because we’re in a situation close to war. We want to ensure the safety of our citizens. However, many just don’t understand and go on partying… until they realise what’s going on. We’ve talked to them and they feel remorse. I said before that things would calm down in about two weeks. It’s happening… bit by bit, life’s going back to normal. We’ll convene the Executive Council of Slavyansk on Tuesday, 22 April, to discuss appointments to the local administration. I’ll talk to our incumbent officials. Those who wish to keep their jobs will stay, we’ll sack those who don’t… for sabotage. Schools will reopen on Tuesday after being temporarily shut due to the events that occurred before Easter”.

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On Monday, local media reported that patriots in Lugansk announced setting up a joint headquarters for the Southeastern Ukraine based in Donetsk, which would coördinate efforts of patriots in all regions. On Monday, people’s gatherings were in Lugansk and other towns in the oblast to formulate the questions for a referendum that patriot elements are planning to hold on 11 May. ITAR-TASS reported that establishing a federal state, the status of the subjects of that federal state, and the status of the Russian language are amongst issues on the agenda of the planned referendum.

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On Monday, Nikolai Patrushev, the Secretary of the RF Security Council (SBRF), said at a meeting of the SBRF scientific board in Moscow, “The scale of challenges and threats is steadily expanding. Today, the deployment of an American missile-defence system close to the Russian territory, as well as NATO’s enlargement, particularly concerns us. Dramatic events in recent history involving Yugoslavia, Iraq, the Middle East and North Africa, Afghanistan, and the escalation of tensions in the Ukraine raise the level of fear. These events put many nations on the brink of collapse and led to a rise in terrorism and extremism within near to our borders”.

21 April 2014

Voice of Russia World Service

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_21/Putin-appoints-ex-Ukrainian-Navy-Commander-Berezovsky-as-Russian-Black-Sea-Fleet-Deputy-Commander-2059/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_21/Biden-heads-to-Ukraine-after-fragile-truce-shattered-9384/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_21/Humanitarian-catastrophe-possible-in-Ukraine-Kremlin-human-rights-council-8215/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_21/Tymoshenko-cancels-US-trip-as-congressmen-refuse-to-meet-with-her-5788/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_21/Ukraines-National-Guard-nothing-but-soap-bubble-Berkut-veteran-7049/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_21/Russia-to-stop-attempts-to-unleash-civil-war-in-Ukraine-Lavrov-5095/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_21/Odessa-wants-to-become-Republic-of-Novorossiya-8870/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_21/Russia-in-difficult-spot-amid-calls-to-intervene-in-Ukraine-Lavrov-3110/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_21/US-must-realize-responsibility-for-Kiev-authorities-actions-Lavrov-4674/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_21/20-Kiev-spies-detained-in-Ukraines-Slavyansk-by-self-defense-forces-1558/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_21/Lugansk-protesters-announce-establishing-joint-headquarters-6902/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_21/Ukraine-escalation-threatens-Russias-security-Russian-Security-Council-8225/

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Saturday, 19 April 2014

Junta Puts Ban on Russian Men in Place… IN TIME FOR THE EASTER HOLIDAYS!!

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The Ukraine forgets… Russia has border guards, too… better-trained and better-paid than theirs are...

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On Friday, the Ukrainian State Border Guard Service (GPSU) told RIA-Novosti, “Over the last 24 hours, we denied about 600 Russian citizens access to the Ukraine”. On Thursday, the GPSU announced that it was banning Russian men aged 16-60 from entering the country. Earlier, Aeroflot announced it’d received an official letter from Ukrainian authorities notifying the company of the restrictions. Aeroflot stated that exceptions to the ban include passengers traveling with relatives who’re women or children, or those who have documents confirming invitations from close relatives, or serious illness or death in the family. The GPSU said that the final decision on banning the entry of a particular person would occur at the border, saying, “I can say that we’d be particularly careful with Russian citizens of the indicated age. For example, if they’re well-built, they’d undergo a second screening”. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs requested an official explanation from the junta on the restrictions and said that it didn’t rule out retaliatory measures following the move. On Thursday, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said, “We drew attention to the decision banning Russian men of a particular age from entering Ukraine. This is outrageous and doesn’t correspond with the atmosphere our Western counterparts aimed to create during the meeting. Obviously, this move is discriminatory and unfriendly”.

18 April 2014

RIA-Novosti

http://en.ria.ru/world/20140418/189257723/Ukraine-Denied-Entry-to-600-Russians-in-First-Day-After-Imposing.html

Editor:

They put this ban in place JUST IN TIME FOR EASTER to cause the greatest upset and mayhem. The junta’s not only a pack of lying sacks of shit; they’re juvenile bullies! What do you expect from a bunch that has Uniates, Evangelicals, New Agers, and schismatical Orthodox in it as its leading lights? They’re not only nasty mofos, they’re clueless as all hell.

JUST IN TIME FOR EASTER… shall the blasphemy of the junta NEVER end?

BMD 

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In Genève Deal, the “Poachers” Morphed Into “Gamekeepers”

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Finian Cunningham, an international affairs expert, author and media commentator, told RIA-Novosti that the Genève deal on the Ukraine demanding an immediate halt to violence in the country recast the poachers as gamekeepers, saying, “In the so-called Genève deal, where are the demands for accountability on Washington and the EU? It reinvented the poachers as the gamekeepers”. Top diplomats from Russia, the USA, the EU, and the Kiev junta attended the four-party meeting. During the seven-hour talks in Genève, the sides tried to find a solution to the crisis in the Ukraine. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said, commenting on the results of the meeting, “A provision in the communiqué adopted today calls for the immediate start of a broad national dialogue in the context of a constitutional reform so that all regions could voice their wishes. It’s up to the Kiev authorities now to ensure an all-inclusive, transparent, and accountable constitutional process”.

Cunningham said, “NATO, led by the USA, continues to build up military forces in the Baltic, Eastern Europe, the east Mediterranean, and the Black Sea. This Genève arrangement isn’t a genuine address to the problem. It obfuscates the real cause of the problem and in my view will only lead to more confrontation, not less”. Andrew Korybko, a Moscow-based foreign affairs commentator, said, “On the surface, it’s a welcome development to see the USA, the EU, Russia, and the Ukraine’s ‘governing authorities’ reach an agreement on disarming armed groups, the freeing of occupied buildings all across the country, and amnesty for the non-violent protesters. In reality, even though the governing entity in Kiev and Moscow have a shared interest in disarming the Right Sector, how likely is it that this will succeed, and will Kiev, if need be, send its armed forces to do this?”

Following the talks’ conclusion, US President Barack Obama announced his administration would impose further sanctions against Russia if the agreement reached in Genève fails to materialise. Cunningham pointed up, “Obama continues to use threatening and provocative language calling for further sanctions on Russia if the latter doesn’t comply with irrational Western demands on Moscow to de-escalate a crisis that Washington engendered in the Ukraine”.

Editor:

The patriots in the southeastern Ukraine do NOT trust the junta. No sane person should. These people seized power in a putsch, toppling the legitimate government, which makes them by definition untrustworthy. We do NOT have peace… we have an indefinite armistice and truce (and not for long, either). Blood will flow again… and the junta will start it. This evil is upon the USA’s head. I will say this, though… as long as the Right Sector and Svoboda pigs retain arms and junta support, the patriots will NEVER disarm… NEVER. I think that the Russian intent is to buy a little time for the patriots… and to expose the junta for the lying and ravening filth that they are.

BMD

18 April 2014

Darya Chernyshova

RIA-Novosti

http://en.ria.ru/world/20140418/189258329/ANALYSIS-In-Geneva-Deal-Poachers-Become-Gamekeepers.html

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Monday, 14 April 2014

Lavrov Urged French to Tell Junta to Cool It… Junta Tries to Shut Off Water Spigot… Putin Watches Situation “With Great Alarm”

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Free Slavyansk… still in patriot hands

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On Monday, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MID), Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov urged his French counterpart Laurent Fabius in a phone conversation to prevent the junta in Kiev from using security or military forces against the patriotic resistance in the Ukraine. The MID reported, “The Russian side emphasised the necessity to promptly put an end to the Kiev-pursued policy of aggravated provocation of the already critically tense situation in southern and eastern Ukraine. Lavrov dismissed well-known attempts by the USA and a number of European countries to lay the blame for events taking place there on Russia, and called on Paris as one of the guarantors of the 21 February agreement (between Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich and the radical oppositionists) to hold the Kiev authorities back from using force and the army against protesters in Slavyansk and other Ukrainian cities. Russia is ready for international coöperation to settle the situation in Ukraine, including within a possible four-party meeting in Geneva, but its holding directly depends on decisions being made by Kiev under the patronage of, firstly, Washington”.

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There one has it. The Old Master openly accused the junta of being Washington’s obsequious Stepin Fetchits… of turning the Ukraine into an American colony in all but name. Note well that the American and Canadian Galician Uniate diasporas are silent… you see, they’d have special position as middlemen for the American occupiers. I’d say that their silence covers them all with guilt. Why won’t they condemn this act of terrorism and rapine? Why? I can understand why those who personally profit from an American rape of the Ukraine would keep silent, but what about the rest? Why? Do the fascists cow them all into silence? God have mercy on them… their complicity in evil has led to deaths… and shall lead to more. Pass the jug…

BMD

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On Monday, Kryminform reported that Republic of the Crimea (RK) First Vice-Chairman of the Government Rustam Temirgaliyev told journalists that Kiev reduced water supply to the Crimea via the North Crimean Canal from 50 cubic metres per second to 16 cubic metres per second. He said that the RK government prevented the Kiev junta from cutting off all water by finding a technical solution. Temirgaliyev said that the acting junta Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Andrei Senchenko was behind issuing a direct order to cut off water supplies to the peninsula. Temporary water shortages caused minor irrigation problems in the RK’s Saksky Raion because early sorts of ground vegetables require special watering. However, the Crimean authorities found resources for irrigation.

Temirgaliyev said, “The officials in Kiev should seriously think over what they’re doing by cutting off water supplies on the North Crimean Canal. Such actions arouse bewilderment, to put it mildly. I believe that everything will get back to normal, and these people will be found responsible for issuing criminal orders, including to the Ukrainian Committee for Water Management”. He flatly denied the junta’s allegations that claimed the Crimea didn’t paid for its water {unlike the Ukrainians, who refuse to pay for the gas that they use: editor}. He said that the RK met Ukrainian requirements and handed over all the necessary documents for concluding a water supply contract to Kherson Oblast last Saturday. Temirgaliyev explained, “We said that we were ready to pay the price that inept Kiev officials would set. However, again, they found some formal reasons by saying that we had sent them the wrong documents”.

The North Crimean Canal is a land improvement canal for irrigation and watering of Kherson Oblast in southern Ukraine and the Crimea. The Soviets built it in 1961-71; it has many branches. The canal starts from the Kakhovka Reservoir and stretches out to Kerch in the eastern Crimea.

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Asked about President Putin’s reaction to reports coming from the eastern Ukraine asking the Russian president to intervene, Presidential press secretary Dmitri Peskov told journalists, “Regrettably, there are many such requests, addressed personally to Putin and asking him to help, to intervene in this or that form, coming from the eastern Ukraine. [President Putin] watches the situation’s development in these regions with great alarm. That’s all I can say on the issue”.

14 April 2014

ITAR-TASS

http://en.itar-tass.com/world/727719

http://en.itar-tass.com/russia/727736

http://en.itar-tass.com/russia/727745

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