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Sunday, 6 April 2014

Mob Elements Take Over Maidan in Kiev… Make Rules in Defiance of Junta… Patriot Elements in Kharkov and Donetsk Still On the Streets

00 No election without referendum! 04.04.14

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The so-called “Rada of the Maidan Hundreds”, consisting of the leaders of the militant mob, declared a “curfew” on the Maidan in Kiev, which is still holds the militants’ tent camp. TASS reported that the so-called “Rada of the Hundreds” approved “Rules of Behaviour”. A mob spokesman said, “Aiming to ensure security, calm, and the right to rest the Maidan residents have, the Rada of the Maidan Hundreds introduced rules for a curfew on the Maidan in Kiev from 6 April 2014, from 01.00 to 05.00”. The mob leadership banned public events and mass rallies not approved by the “Headquarters of the Maidan Commandant’s Office” on the Maidan. The militants allow no one to move across the square without permission, either. During the curfew, patrols will conduct document checks.

Editor:

If you needed proof that anarchy reigns in the Ukraine, this is it. By the way, a “hundred” or “sotnia” is a traditional unit in the Russian Opolchenie, approximately of company size (called a “hundred” as it was originally 100 men). This shows that the junta doesn’t even control central Kiev… this bunch of Madame Defarges have taken over, and they’ve created a Committee of Public Safety. God help the poor Little Russian people… this doesn’t bode well at all.

BMD  

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TASS reported that patriot elements in Donetsk seized the building of the Donetsk Oblast State Administration. The police are preparing to use a water cannon against them. Earlier on Sunday, about 2,000 people gathered in Donetsk’s central Lenin Square to voice their support of the Berkut spetsnaz troops arrested by the SBU on suspicion of manslaughter during the mob attacks in Kiev. The marchers said that the junta was trying to “play a card of repression against dissidents”. Participants in the rally chanted slogans, held Russian flags, wore St George Ribbons, and waved banners of pro-Russian groups.

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On Sunday, several thousand people gathered for a pro-Russian rally near the heavily guarded Donetsk Oblast State Administration building. Although several hundred policemen deployed near the building, about 50 demonstrators managed to break the gates and enter the courtyard. They chanted, “Crimea – Donbass – Russia!” Some of them held Russian flags. However, most of the demonstrators remained outside the courtyard. They held flags and posters and wore Russian victory ribbons. Dozens of patriot activists made their way into the second floor through a smashed window. They set up Russian tricolour flags and a banner of the Donetsk Republic on the entrance roof overhang. Demonstrators removed the Ukrainian flag from the mast near the building and fixed a Russian flag. A water cannon truck pulled up at the building.

Simultaneously, two rallies took place in Kharkov’s Svoboda Square in support of a referendum on Ukrainian federalisation. Some of the demonstrators gathered near the monument to Lenin, a traditional gathering place. They held Russian tricolour flags, as well as flags of the Borotba movement. One could see posters in support of the Berkut spetsnaz and in memory of the policemen killed by the mob in Kiev on the monument. Interfax reported that demonstrators set up an improvised stage in the middle of the square with flags of the Southeast movement, the KPU, the USSR, and Russia. They held posters reading “Russia, Ukraine, Belarus! One Nation! Common History! Common Future!” Police claimed that both rallies gathered about 1,500 participants.

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If People’s Deputies don’t convene before 23.59 local time on 6 April and don’t pass a resolution on holding a referendum, Donbass residents will declare them illegitimate.  According to a LifeNews correspondent onsite, both cops and protesters are behaving calmly. Activists established their own checkpoint at the entrance to the local administration building, and they check the documents of those who want to enter the building. The activists also insist that police leave the building. Over a thousand Donbass citizens are in the square. They’re playing the guitars, singing songs, and setting up tents.

6 April 2014

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ITAR-TASS reported that pro-Russian protesters called on the “illegal junta in Kiev” to end political repressions and persecution of dissidents.

Protesters in Donetsk burned an image of nationalist pakhan* Bandera.

* Pakhan: bandit chieftain

The junta sent the Alpha spetsnaz group to Donetsk, where pro-Russian protesters seized the government building and raised a Russian flag over it.

Ukraine Reporter stated that Kiev couldn’t deploy army units in Donetsk because it hasn’t declared a state of war. The police look weak or disloyal to the junta.

Rumours flood the Ukraine that Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovich may soon appear in Donetsk. No official confirmation of this information is available.

Sławomir Dębski, former head of the Polish Institute of International Affairs, suggests that inactivity on the part of the Ukrainian police is in Yuliya Timoshenko’s best interest.

Pro-Russian protesters are still on the streets as of 03.24 MSK (16.24 PDT. 19.24 EDT 6 April. 00.24 BST. 09.24 AEST)

Editor:

That’s the LATEST real news. It’s still in the balance…

BMD

7 April 2014

Voice of Russia World Service

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_06/Leaders-of-paramilitary-units-declare-curfew-on-Independence-Square-in-Kiev-2594/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_06/Protesters-in-Donetsk-seize-state-administration-building-4492/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_06/photo-Protesters-of-Ukraines-region-Donetsk-rally-for-independence-9680/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_06/Ukraine-pro-russian-protesters-declare-ultimatum-to-authorities-in-Donetsk-urge-for-referendum-6661/

http://voiceofrussia.com/2014_04_06/Crisis-in-Ukraine-pro-russian-protesters-storm-govt-buildings-LIVE-UPDATES-9372/

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KPRF Candidate Wins Mayoral Election in Novosibirsk

00 Anatoly Lokot. Novosibirsk. Russia. 06.04.14

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Early returns from the Novosibirsk Mayoral election tallied almost 100 percent of the votes cast. KPRF candidate Anatoly Lokot won the election. Gorizbirkom processed the data, with 99.5 percent of polling stations reporting in. Lokot gathered 43.76 percent of the vote. His main competitor was Vladimir Znatkov of United Russia, who got 39.56 percent of the ballots cast. None of the other nine candidates seriously competed with the leaders. Third place went to Vladimir Anisimov from “Cities of Russia” (3.25 percent). One of the taildraggers was rocker Sergei “Pauk” (“Spider”) Troitsky . Interfax reported that he took the second-to-last position with 1.07 percent of the vote. Gorizbirkom will announce the final voting results Monday at a meeting set for 12.00 MSK (15.00 local time. 18.00 AEST. 09.00 BST. 04.00 EDT. 01.00 PDT). However, the figures are unlikely to change much. The special mayoral election for 6 April was to finish the term of former Mayor Vladimir Gorodetsky, who left office to become Vice-Governor of Novosibirsk Oblast. Voting had a fairly low turnout… 31.3 percent, but there were no disturbances to report.

Editor:

Novosibirsk is the largest city in Siberia. In short, this isn’t a minor win. Bet on “red”…

BMD

7 April 2014

NTV

http://www.ntv.ru/novosti/889496/

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6 April 2014. NASA Claims It’s Cutting ALL Ties With Russia…

00 Baikonur rocket launch. Russian. 06.04.14

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American cosmonauts can’t get into space except on Russian spacecraft… full stop. NASA can’t get cosmonauts into space on its own as the Republican Party blew money that should’ve gone on space research for aggressive wars abroad and massive tax reduction giveaways to the Affluent Effluent. Ergo, NASA’s statement is an utter crock o’ shit with no teeth to it at all. Russia can support a robust space programme… the USA can’t because it’s wasting the money on useless wars in foreign parts and coddling the McMansion set (which pleases Grover Norquist just fine). Reflect on that when you vote this November.

BMD

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World Bank Sez Ukrainian Economy to Shrink by at Least 3% in 2014

01 burning money

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On Friday, the World Bank (WB) predicted a 3 percent contraction for the Ukrainian economy in 2014 compared with the growth of 1.5 to 2 percent they estimated in October. The WB cited the Ukraine’s continuing political crisis, increased economic imbalances, decline in consumer demand, and lack of fresh investment as reasons for the gross domestic product (GDP) performance revision. WB economist Anastasia Golovach said, “First and foremost, the government should pay attention to macroeconomic and financial stabilisation. Moreover, the Ukraine should ensure cost transparency and reduce corruption”. She said that Kiev needed to make structural reforms in energy, financial, and business sectors to accelerate the nation’s economic growth. According to Fan Qimiao, the WB’s country director for Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova, the Ukraine’s GDP might return to growth next year, saying, “If the Ukraine implements an appropriate set of rapid reforms, it’d resume economic growth in the early 2015”. The WB projected the pace of economic growth in Ukraine at 3 percent for 2015. The Ukraine’s economy stagnated last year, with a nominal GDP amounting to 180.7 billion USD.

4 April 2014

Xinhua

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/business/2014-04/04/c_133239418.htm

Editor:

This is OPTIMISTIC. When the junta cuts pensions, it’ll cut demand; when demand falls, it’ll drag down the economy. Furthermore, when the junta cuts salaries to please the ravening crapitalists at the WB, it’ll cut demand further. In short, an economic disaster is in the making, and we can stamp it, “Made by the IMF and the WB”. Of course, they’ll wash their hands of it and sleep like babies… they’re soulless pigs who only care about money and power (they’re perfect bedmates with Zbig and Nuland). This is an economic perpetual motion Jack Kevorkian death machine that’ll end in a Weimar-style inflation. God preserve the poor Little Russian people… the WB and the IMF don’t give a hoot in hell for them. By the way, neither does Langley or K Street (or their denizens and hangers-on)…

With “friends” like these…

BMD

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