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Thursday, 23 January 2014

Azarov Blames “Extremists” for Riots… Galician Uniates Stab the Rest of the Country in the Back

00 Kiev. riots 02. 23.01.14

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On Thursday, Ukrainian Prime Minister Nikolai Azarov blamed clashes between police and protestors on extremists attempting a coup, saying, “Extremists, not the opposition, are attacking us. A real attempt at a state coup is under way”. He dismissed as “absolutely impossible” one of the opposition’s main demands, calling for early elections, noting, “Is it possible to hold elections when extremists hold the centre of Kiev? We should normalise the situation in the country first”. He said that the authorities were ready to negotiate with the opposition on the country’s electoral laws, saying, “A compromise on the issue is possible. If the opposition isn’t satisfied with certain aspects of the law on presidential elections, then we’re open to dialogue, but instead of issuing ultimatums, they should sit at the negotiating table and think on what exactly we should change in those legislative acts”. Azarov said that his cabinet was ready to resign, but only if the Rada, controlled by a Party of Regions/KPU coalition, were in favour of it. He said, “The government will resign if there are enough voices in favour in the Rada. I’ve already said that this is possible”. Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich met with Rada Chairman Vladimir Rybak to ask for an urgent Rada session to discuss the present violence. The session will take place on 28 January.

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On Thursday, anti-government unrest in Kiev spread to the Western Ukraine, where rioters seized government buildings in two major cities. Local media reported that activists smashed a door and broke into Rovno City Hall of at about 10.00 GMT, demanding Governor Vasili Bertash‘s resignation. The governor, recently decorated with a state award by President Viktor Yanukovich, is now on holiday and media sources say that he’s out of the country. The rioters negotiated with Bertash’s deputies, demanding the withdrawal of security forces from Kiev. Earlier in the day, a mob in Lvov seized the city administration building and forced Governor Oleg Salo to resign. Zaxid.net reported that several thousand protesters gathered outside the building and claimed they were “taking power into their own hands”. Later, Salo declared his resignation invalid as he wrote it under duress. He also reiterated his allegiance to the president and said that he shared Yanukovich’s “desire to bring peace and stability to the Ukraine”.

Late Wednesday, in Poltava, Poltavshchina reported that a group of “radically-minded young people” attempted to seize the city administration, but the city’s police chief managed to defuse the situation. According to local oppositionist activist Oleg Pustovgar, the police chief removed his hat and suggested singing the national anthem to honour those killed in Kiev, saying, “Tensions eased a bit after that. The protesters went around the corner and threw a couple of flares, and the rally was over”.

The pro-EU Western Ukraine provides the base for protests that began in late November when Yanukovich pulled away from an association agreement with the EU in favour of closer ties with the Eurasian Economic Community. People from Lvov, Ternopol, Ivano-Frankovsk, and other places in the Western Ukraine went to Kiev to take part in the protests there. Meanwhile, an anti-protest movement arose in the pro-Russian city of Simferopol in the Crimea {It’s not called “Novorossiya” for nothing, kids: editor}. Nikolai Filippov, one of the movement’s founders, said, “It’s a popular initiative; we aren’t politicians or lawmakers. We call on all residents of the Crimea and all Ukrainians to unite against attempts to unleash a civil war”. The movement’s leaders called on supporters to spread its symbol… a red hexagon similar to the stop sign… via social networking websites.

23 January 2014

RIA-Novosti

http://en.ria.ru/world/20140123/186854250/Ukrainian-Premier-Blames-Kiev-Violence-on-Militants.html

http://en.ria.ru/world/20140123/186858132/Protests-Spread-to-West-Ukrainian-Cities.html

Editor’s Note:

It’s not surprising to see unrest in the Uniate Western Ukraine. They know that they’re losing in Kiev, so, they’re trying to seize power by criminal means at home. Don’t forget the UPA and its cold brutal massacres of Poles. Don’t forget the Ukrainian SS. Don’t forget the bloodthirsty aims of the OUN. Yanukovich should cut Galicia loose. He doesn’t need it… Galicia has nothing that’s of interest to anyone else. It has no natural resources or real industry. The only thing that we should do is to see to it that Zakarpattya can decide its own destiny, without Galician coercion. As for the Americans threatening sanctions, he should moon Kerry and Hilary, and give them a hearty and heartfelt, “Kiss my ass!”

I’ve seen so-called “Ukrainian Orthodoxschmoozing with Uniates here in the States. Which side are you on? Are you on the side of the Church or are you on the side of the papists? If the latter, become a Uniate openly… that, at least, would be honest. The present events tell even the slow learners that the Uniates are feral and indecent… and that we shouldn’t have ANYTHING to do with them officially. Mark down well who collaborates with them… they’re our enemies… start the list with “John Jillions” (he was a hireling of the Uniates… why the OCA made him Chancellor is beyond me)…

One last thing… most of Kiev is quiet… most of Kiev is normal… most of Kiev is staying away from this shit. People are going to work, picking up the groceries, getting drunk, making love, arguing with their spouse… anything but taking part in this shit. I think that they’re the wise ones…

BMD

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23 January 2014. From the Russian Web… Something Good (For a Change)

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00 A dear little mouse. 23.01.14

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Sometimes covering the crazy human race can get downright gnarly, kids. You end by thinking that everyone and everything has an ulterior motive, that there’s no one or nothing on the up and square. Well, I saw this on the Russian web… there ARE people who still have their heads screwed on properly.

There IS good in the world… that’s why I keep on keepin’ on… the bastards may win most of the time, but we can win a few, too. However, shall we pay the cost? Shall you swallow a kopeck’s worth? I can testify that it isn’t pleasant at all, but it doesn’t last long…

BMD

A Plea for Peace at the Kievo-Pecherskaya Lavra

00 Yanukovich at the Kievo Pechersky Lavra. 23.01.14

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On 22 January, with the blessing of Metropolitan Vladimir Sabodan of Kiev and all the Ukraine, there was a molieben at the Assumption Cathedral of the Kievo-Pecherskaya Lavra for the Ukrainian Day of National Unity. At the head of the clergy were Metropolitan Pavel Lebed of Vyshgorod and Chernobyl (Metropolitan Vicar), the Superior of the Lavra, and Metropolitan Antony Pakanich of Borispol and Brovary, the Chancellor of the UOC/MP. Concelebrating were Bishop Ilarion Shishkovsky of Makarov (Vicar of the Diocese of Kiev), Bishop Iosif Maslennikov of Romny and Buryn, Bishop Feodosy Snigiryov of Boyarka (Vicar of the Diocese of Kiev), Bishop Varsonofy Stolyar of Borodyanka (Vicar of the Diocese of Kiev), Bishop Damian Davydov of Fastov (Vicar of the Diocese of Kiev), and Bishop Nikolai Pochtovy of Vasilkov (Vicar of the Diocese of Kiev), along with many other clergy; besides this, many believers attended, including, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, Secretary of the National Security and Defence of the Ukraine Andrei Klyuyev, General Procurator of the Ukraine Viktor Pshonka, and Anatoly Prisyazhnyuk (former SBU general), the head of the Kiev Regional State Administration.

Before starting the service, referring to present events in Kiev, Metropolitan Antony urged believers to raise fervent prayer to God to end the violence and bring reconciliation of the warring parties. During the past day, there have been violent confrontations between police and rioters. A representative of the website Orthodoxy in the Ukraine asked Metropolitan Antony to give some comments on the continuing crisis. Vladyki Antony said, “Today, we celebrate the Ukrainian Day of National Unity with a sense of sadness and grief. The country is on the brink of the abyss. This morning, all of us heard the shocking news about the latest clashes in the centre of Kiev and the death of one of the rioters. Again, and yet again, the Church demands a stop to the violence. People! Come to your senses! Opposition leaders should make every effort to stop the rioters attacking the police. Straight away, the authorities and opposition should sit down at the negotiating table. The Ukrainian Orthodox Church reaffirms its readiness to mediate in such negotiations. This day is a symbol of the Ukrainian land’s unity and of the Ukrainian people’s unity. However, today, we show the world not collegiality, but confrontation and conflict. We can’t have a strong state if there’s no unity amongst the people, in which there’s no dialogue between the government, opposition, and civil society. We offer prayers for our country and for our people. May the Lord give us the wisdom not to destroy our own country, not to drown in the depths of Civil War”.

22 January 2014

Patriarchia.ru

MP official website

http://www.patriarchia.ru/db/text/3533743.html

Editor’s Note:

Do note that the pro-Western suck-up Klichko didn’t show up. The only reason that Viktor Fyodorovich hasn’t crushed the criminal rioters without mercy as they deserve is that he’s a loyal spiritual son of the late Elder Zosima Sokur. He’s shown forbearance and patience with these unruly and violent elements. I think that if the rioters refuse to stop their thuggery, it’s time to take off the gloves. The Church should bless the security forces, then, they should move in to snuff out the rebels. Perhaps, that’d lead to Galicia seceding from the rest of the Ukraine… let them go… they’d find out that “independence” isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. It’d lead to consolidation of the Orthodox Ukrainian lands… let the Uniates go… let Zakarpattya be free of Galicia (they don’t deserve oppression from the Galician nutters)… then, there’d be peace. God willing, there’d be no need of a “population exchange”… but if the Uniates refuse to live in peace with us, that might be the only course.

Why must we live in such times?

By the way, the hierarchs were mostly men below 50… only two were above 50, and none were above 60. To put it bluntly, the legit Church isn’t a Church of the elderly; it isn’t a place of senescence. Don’t listen to Uniate and American propaganda. Stand with the REAL Church… that’s our DUTY as Orthodox Christians.

BMD

 

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Medvedev Sez “Threat to Gay People” in Russia is a Foreign Invention… Tells CNN to Bugger Off in a Nice Way

Medvedev with Kurjak

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In an interview broadcast late Thursday Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev said that threats to the rights of gay people in Russia are an issue “invented” abroad. According to a transcript released by the Kremlin, Medvedev told CNN, “This situation causes commotion in other countries. I think it’s an invented problem”. A Russian law passed last year that forbids promoting non-traditional sexual relationships to children has met widespread condemnation, overshadowing the Winter Olympics, due to open in Sochi next month. US President Barack Obama won’t attend the Games, and his nomination of two gay former athletes to his country’s delegation is widely interpreted as a comment on the Russian law. Medvedev told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, “I have the impression that the real situation inside the country and its interpretation abroad exist in two different universes”. He noted that very few people in Russia are actually concerned about the legislation. Russia sought to allay international concerns about the anti-gay propaganda law during the upcoming Olympics. Last week, President Vladimir Putin said that gay people should feel at ease in Sochi, but he urged them to “leave children in peace”. Medvedev said that he wasn’t aware of any criminal cases under the new law. Reportedly, since Putin signed the law in June 2013, courts found at least three gay activists guilty of promoting non-traditional relationships, ordering them to pay fines.

23 January 2014

RIA-Novosti

http://en.ria.ru/russia/20140123/186836816/Threats-to-Gay-Rights-in-Russia-an-Invented-Problem–Premier.html

Editor’s Note:

Make no mistake on it… Medvedev told Christiane Amanpour to “sod off” and “bugger off”… in a nice way, of course (she had to sit there and smile… that sure does warm my tootsies). That sort doesn’t like being utzed (and here)… in public, no less. Kudos to Dmitri Anatolyevich for shoving a rocket up her hubristic ass and lighting the fuse. It did me good to see this…

BMD

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