Voices from Russia

Monday, 25 February 2008

The Organisation of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) failed to halt the publication of a book about the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA)

Filed under: Jewish,patriotic,Russian,Soviet period,Viktor Yushchenko — 01varvara @ 00.00

Poles murdered by UPA bandits in Volhynia

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The Organisation of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) failed to halt the publication of a book about the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA), which during World War II helped the Nazis against the Soviet army. When the OUN campaign surfaced in Simferopol, thousands of people organised a rally to protest against the OUN. The Nürnberg International Tribunal proclaimed the UPA a criminal organisation that collaborated with the Fascist occupiers of the Ukraine. Under the Ukrainian Constitution, any kind of Nazi propaganda is banned, but, recently, some have attempted to revive the memory of the UPA.

25 February 2008

Voice of Russia World Service

http://www.ruvr.ru/main.php?lng=eng&q=23365&cid=48&p=25.02.2008

Editor’s note:

The UPA was one of the premier Nazi collaborationist groups in World War II, being exceeded in cruelty only by the Croatian Ustashi. Members of the UPA aided the Einsatzkommandos in the killing of Jews, they helped to deport helpless civilians to slave labour in Germany, and German records indicate that they killed between 100,000 to 500,000 Poles, Romanians, Magyars, Carpatho-Russians, Great Russians, Jews, and Roma (Gypsys) in areas under their control. To be fair, most “Ukrainians” are decent people who didn’t, and do not, support such terrorism and enormities. Be wary of anyone who praises this group, for it the same as glorifying the SS. Indeed, many UPA members served in the SS, such as Sturmbannführer (Major) Roman Shuskevych, who was recently awarded a posthumous medal by Yushchenko. Let God see and judge!

BMD

Kosovo: A Time Bomb in Global Politics

Filed under: Kosovo,Russian,Serbia,Sergei Lavrov — 01varvara @ 00.00

This is what support of the UÇK (Ushtria Çlirimtare e Kosovës: “Kosovo Liberation Army”) leads to… they are the spiritual descendants of the Muslim SS recruited by Hitler in World War II Yugoslavia… oh, yes, they’re supported by your government with your tax dollars

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The precedent of Kosovo is set to produce a negative impact on the situation around the globe. Speaking in Moscow, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that calls to emulate Kosovo have come from Abkhazia, South Ossetia, and across Europe. Three unrecognised republics on the post-Soviet space, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, and Transdnestria, are devising plans of action to obtain independence. Across the Balkan region, there’s been talk of setting up a Greater Albania, which would comprise Albania, Kosovo, and the Muslim population of Serbia, Montenegro, and Macedonia. In addition, Basques in Spain and Corsicans in France have voiced their intention to seek independence. The list of territories that nurture similar claims following the US- and EU-backed unilateral declaration of independence by Kosovo is far from complete. The initiators of the outrageously lawless move say everything is proceeding according to plan. However, the signs indicate the opposite, and there’s enough proof to believe that the recent calls for independence are all but a prelude. There are about 200 Kosovo-style conflicts simmering around the globe, so a flare-up of separatism may occur anywhere with far-reaching consequences, be it Iraqi Kurdistan, the unrecognised Turkish republic of Northern Cyprus, Canadian Québec, Indian Jammu and Kashmir, or Chinese Hong Kong and Taiwan. Granting independence to Kosovo bypassing the United Nations and international law is bound to send a powerful wave across the world. This sort of warning came from Thomas de Vaal, an expert with the Institute for War and Peace in the United States, who writes of this in the Wall Street Journal. However, anyone can figure out that Washington and its allies have created a dangerous precedent in world politics. A time bomb is ticking under the foundation of the whole system of world order humanity has built since the Second World War, and UN prestige has suffered a serious blow. It’s for this very reason that Russia, China, India, Indonesia, Spain, Rumania, Cyprus, Vietnam, South Africa, Brazil, Portugal, Venezuela, Byelorussia, Tajikistan, Georgia, Kirghizia, and a large number of other nations have said no to the unilateral and illegitimate declaration of independence by Kosovo.

22 February 2008

Viktor Yenikeyev

Voice of Russia World Service

http://www.ruvr.ru/main.php?lng=eng&q=23287&cid=67&p=22.02.2008

Russia agrees to close coordination with Serbia on the problem of Kosovo

Filed under: Dmitri Medvedev,Kosovo,Russian,Serbia — 01varvara @ 00.00

Serbian Premier Vojislav Kostunica (1944-)

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Russia agreed to closely coordinate its position with Serbia on how that country resists outside schemes to separate Kosovo, in violation of centuries-old international laws and practises. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev informed the press of this after emerging from talks with Serbian Premier Vojislav Kostunica, at a meeting in Belgrade on Sunday. He reiterated Russian warnings of a surge of rampant separatism if Kosovo is allowed to go its own way. Mr Medvedev pledged political and moral support to Serbia. The Serbian side agreed to host a section of a Russian natural gas pipeline to Southeastern and Central Europe. The “Southern Stream” line will cross the Black Sea, Bulgaria, and Serbia before reaching Central European countries such as Hungary and Austria.

25 February 2008

Voice of Russia World Service

http://www.ruvr.ru/main.php?lng=eng&q=23374&cid=45&p=25.02.2008

Europeans are beginning to see the Consequences of the Independence of Kosovo

Filed under: Kosovo,Serbia — 01varvara @ 00.00

Europeans are beginning to see the dangerous consequences the unilateral declaration of independence by Kosovo has had for international relations. The newspaper Corriere della Sera in Italy published an article by the prominent Italian analyst Sergio Romano, who said that Kosovo proclaimed independence because that was the main aim of the Americans. Since the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia collapsed, Washington has tried to persuade their former constituent parts to join NATO and the EU. They need them to threaten Russian national interests and to prevent European members from developing a common European policy. In other words, Kosovo hasn’t been setting its own strategic goals. This is a matter of American dominance in its attempt to “disarm” its possible rivals in Europe, although the EU is thought to be America’s closest partner. The EU is split over Kosovo. Great Britain, France, Germany, and some other states have immediately supported the US notion of independence for Kosovo, while Spain, Romania, Slovakia, Cyprus, and some other countries announced their protests against it. They’re aware that the Kosovo issue may set a dangerous precedent for the whole world order. Aleksandr Konovalov, the President of the Institute for Strategic Assessment made the following comments. “We’re witnessing the beginning of widespread changes in the world order that has existed since 1945. It’s a brand new situation, but, obviously, there’s no need to establish these new conventions. Now, Europe may face several bids for independence, and not only from Spain, Belgium, France, Great Britain, and the Balkan states, where separatism has long been an everyday notion. There are many more regions where separatist groups would take the Kosovo issue as an example”. In his article, Mr Romano wrote, “I understand why the US and Great Britain favoured the independence of Kosovo, but I can hardly understand why France, Germany, and Italy haven’t yet expressed disagreement”.

25 February 2008

Voice of Russia World Service

http://www.ruvr.ru/main.php?lng=eng&q=23351&cid=56&p=25.02.2008

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