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Thursday, 1 May 2014

MID Warns Junta that Plans to Use Right Sector Terrorists Against Patriots “Could Have Catastrophic Consequences”

MIDEAST PALESTINIANS RUSSIA

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On Thursday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MID) said, “Moscow is seriously worried by media reports about the Kiev régime’s plans to carry out a special assault operation in the south-eastern regions of the country using ultra-nationalist Right Sector elements. Such irresponsible and aggressive actions by the present ‘Ukrainian government’ could have catastrophic consequences if they implement them. Punitive measures against their own people would indicate the inability of the Kiev leadership to fulfil its obligations assumed under the Geneva Statement of 17 April to stop all violence as soon as possible and launch a broad national dialogue with all regions and political forces. We urge Kiev and the conniving USA and the EU, which signed the Geneva agreement, not to make criminal mistakes and to soberly assess the gravity of possible consequences for the use of force against the Ukrainian people”.

Editor:

This sounds like an ultimatum. Do note:

Such irresponsible and aggressive actions by the present “Ukrainian government” could have catastrophic consequences if they implement them.

That sounds like, “If you move, we will, too”… and the USA can do nothing of it. I don’t know if this means shooting… no one does, not even Langley with all of its bells n’ whistles and bought n’ paid-for whores in various governments and media outlets. God do help us…

BMD

1 May 2014

ITAR-TASS

http://en.itar-tass.com/russia/730166

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1 May: It’s International Labour Day! Russia Marked It… the USA Did NOT… One of these Things is NOT Like the Other!

00 may day russia 01. 01.05.14

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May Day on Red Square! Unity! Solidarity! The Dignity of Human Labour! The best of the USSR IS coming back… and no amount of American blubbering and posturing can stop it! URA!! (the whole one-hour rally)

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Labour Day is on Thursday. This holiday, celebrated in Russia, the USA, some countries in Europe, Africa, Latin America, and Asia on the first day of May, has several names, such as International Workers’ Solidarity Day, Spring and Labour Day, Labour Day, and Spring Day. In Soviet times, most Russians called this holiday the First of May or May Day, referring to the date on which they celebrated it.

The celebration dates back to events that took place in Chicago in the 19th century. Large-scale rallies and demonstrations of workers demanding an eight-hour workday began in Chicago on 1 May 1886. The rallies ended in clashes with the police. On 3 May, at the McCormick harvester thresher factory, police opened fire on strikers, killing at least two workers. On 4 May, at a protest rally in Haymarket Square, someone threw a bomb at police, who fired back at the crowd. The clash injured 60 police officers and eight died. The exact number of workers who died is unknown. Police arrested hundreds of people and seven anarchist workers received death sentences.

In July 1889, through a suggestion by French delegate Raymond Lavigne, the Paris Congress of the Second International decided to hold an annual 1 May workers’ demonstrations as a sign of solidarity with the Chicago workers. On 1 May 1890, the first May Day rallies occurred in Austria-Hungary, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Spain, Italy, the USA, Norway, France, and Sweden. In the UK, the holiday was on 4 May. Their main theme was a demand for an eight-hour workday. On 1 May 1891, a Social Democratic group led by revolutionary Mikhail Brusnev held the first illegal May Day gathering in St Petersburg. After the 1917 October Revolution, it became an official holiday.

On 1 May 1933, the first flypast happened over Red Square. Then, flypasts were a regular part of the May Day demonstrations to display Soviet military might until the beginning of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-45. During the VOV, no major May Day events occurred. In 1970, USSR labour legislation gave the holiday a new name… 1 and 2 May officially became International Workers’ Solidarity Day. On 1 May 1990, the official May Day rally happened for the last time. In 1992, International Workers’ Solidarity Day became renamed Spring and Labour Day.

Mass demonstrations and rallies for social and labour justice, folk festivals, and concerts mark Spring and Labour Day in Russia. In 2013, marches and rallies occurred in more than a thousand Russian cities. Moscow hosted 14 events, the largest of which drew 90,000 people under the flags of trade unions, the National People’s Front, and the United Russia Party. In 2014, a May Day trades-union rally will occur on Red Square in Moscow.

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The Moscow GU MVD stated, “Around 80,000 people gathered on Vasilievsky Spusk and nearby streets just half an hour before the beginning of the festive labour union demonstration. Citizens are continually arriving to take part in the event”. The demonstration started at 10.00 MSK (23.00 30 April PDT. 02.00 EDT. 07.00 BST. 16.00 AEST). Moscow will see several dozen rallies on Thursday, including one on Tsvetnoy Bulvar, attended by around 2,500 people. Since the early years of the USSR, 1 May has been a public holiday in Russia. Now known as Spring and Labour Day, trades unions and other groups mark the holiday, with traditional marches to protest labour grievances and other issues.

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More than 40,000 residents of Primorsky Krai took part in the 1 May procession in Vladivostok. Last year, sources in the regional administration said that 35,000 people participated in the procession on the city streets. This year, the procession route, the same as in 2013, ran on the bridge across Zolotoi Rog Bay. Just two years after its completion, the bridge is a recognisable symbol of the city. Then, the marchers walked along the city’s most picturesque streets, where city dwellers welcomed them. Primorsky Krai Governor Vladimir Miklushevsky said, “The bridge across Zolotoi Rog Bay is a new symbol of Vladivostok. Today, thousands of people of different professions and age have again marched shoulder to shoulder over it. Only we, together, can make our region even better and more beautiful. Only we, on us, can ensure the future of Primorsky Krai”.

The Zolotoi Rog bridge, built for the APEC summit in 2012, links the city’s centre with the district where the first-ever May Day meeting in the Primorsky Krai capital was held in 1901. The May Day procession ended in the central square where artists from all over the region will perform until late at night. The May Day craftsmen’s foundry includes mater classes on painting wooden handcrafted items, making clay figurines, and a press wall for taking pictures against the background of the Olympic and Paralympic flames was at the sports exhibition ground of the Fetisov Arena.

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The Moscow City GU MVD reported that more than 100,000 people took part in the May Day trades-union demonstration of in the centre of Moscow, “The festive procession of trades-union activists from Vasilyevsky Spusk down Tverskaya Street has begun in the Russian capital”. Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, Mikhail Shnakov, head of the Federation of Independent Trades-Unions of Russia (FNPR), and Sergei Chernov, head of the Moscow Trade Union Federation, led the procession. Young people and students were the majority of participants, but older folks were also present. The column marched from the place of execution in Red square to the State History Museum carrying slogans, “Unity! Solidarity! Rights of Working People!”, “Decent Work – Fair Pay!” Chairman of the “unions” party Labour Union, FNPR Secretary Aleksandr Shershukov said, “In addition to socio-economic slogans, we also regard this year’s May Day demonstration as an antifascist event”. Marchers from the A Just Russia party will also call for “decent wages for decent work”. This column will march from Trubnaya Square along the Boulevard Ring Street to Pushkin Square, where a public meeting will take place.

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On Thursday, Sergei Aksyonov, Chairman of the Government of the Republic of the Crimea told reporters in Simferopol about this year’s 1 May rally in Simferopol, “It’s the first time that we had such a large-scale rally. According to preliminary estimates, more than 100,000 took part in it. We’re convinced that this patriotic upsurge in the Crimea will spread across the entire Russian Federation”. The May Day rally continued for about two hours, with people carrying flowers, flags, and banners moving along Simferopol’s central street, Kirov Avenue. Members of the Crimean government, employees of Simferopol enterprises, teachers, hospital staff, as well as activists from United Russia, A Just Russia, and the KPRF attended the event. Many people brought their children along.

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Several thousand people gathered for a May Day demonstration in the centre of Kiev. A march staged by the Justice Bloc of Left Forces started from the Arsenalnaya metro station down Grushevskaya Street to the Rada building and Europe Square, where they held a public meeting. The march’s promoters told ITAR-TASS, “Ukrainian presidential candidates didn’t take part”. The rally will present demands consisting of seven political and seven economic points to junta chieftain Aleksandr Turchinov and so-called “Prime Minister” Arseny Yatsenyuk. The demands participants include immediate constitutional reform, early elections to the Rada and local soviets, as well as an all-Ukraine referendum on determining the Russian language’s status and on the Ukraine’s development vector.

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00 Moldova. May Day. 01.05.14

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Moldovans celebrated May Day with rallies in support of joining the Customs Union of the Eurasian Economic Community (TS EvrAsES). Opposition communist and socialist blocs took thousands of people to streets in Chișinău, the capital of the country. Former Deputy Prime Minister Igor Dodon said, “We’re for integration with Russia; we see our future in the Customs Union, because the agreements imposed upon Chișinău by Brussels are disadvantageous. This question arises now because Moldova is at a crossroads, and its choice that will be critical for its future. We can’t sit in two chairs at once. Look at what’s happening in the neighbouring Ukraine. If the authorities keep dividing the country into ‘us’ and ‘them’, and limit the use of the Russian language, we’ll face the same plight. All left-wing parties should unite under these ideals”. The leaders of Moldova’s Party of Communists, the largest single party, with more than one-third of seats in the national parliament, also spoke of the risk of divisions in society. Party leader and former President Vladimir Voronin said, “The country’s modernisation in the European way is a normal process, but we need to look at where our main markets are and where our people work… all this must be taken into account before we sign an association agreement with the EU and a free trade agreement”.

Moldova initialled association and free trade area agreements with the EU; it hopes to sign them in August. Parliamentary elections are due at the end of this year and observers noted the dwindling ratings of parties that want to break ties with the east. A public opinion poll, published last week, indicates that over 60 percent of respondents in Moldova link their future with Russia, whilst only 39 percent support EU integration. This marks a significant change in people’s attitude towards the TS EvrAsES and the EU.  A poll conducted a year ago showed that 52.1 percent would vote to join the Customs Union and 23 percent would vote against it. EU integration only garnered the support of 50.3 percent, and 30 percent would oppose it. The latest polls indicate that the number of people who support Moldova’s accession to the Common Economic Space of the TS EvrAsES is growing, as is the number of those increasingly sceptical about admission to the EU. According to a public opinion poll conducted by Moldova’s Public Policy Institute in late 2012, 57 percent supported Moldova joining the Common Economic Space, 20 percent opposed it, and the rest had no opinion on it. At the same time, 53 percent spoke in favour of EU integration and 30 percent spoke against it.

On 2 February 2014, the Autonomous Territorial Unit of Gagauzia (Gagauz Yeri), an autonomy within Moldova, held a referendum; the overwhelming majority of voters showed that they preferred to join the TS EvrAsES and not opt for EU integration. The referendum recorded a record-high turnout; more than 70.4 percent of those eligible went to the polls. According to the results, CEC Chairman Valentina Lisnik said that 98.4 percent supported integration into the Customs Union, only 1.5 percent voted against it; 2.5 percent supported joining the EU and 97.4 percent were against it. She said that 98.8% of people supported the idea of “deferred status of autonomy”, which gives Gagauzia the right to self-determination if Moldova loses independence. The Moldovan authorities consider the referendum in Gagauzia unlawful, saying, “The country’s foreign policy isn’t decided by local authorities”. However, Gagauz leader Mikhail Formuzal hoped that its results would influence Chișinău’s dialogue with regions. He told ITAR-TASS, “The EU, which the Moldovan leadership seeks to join, has the practise of holding referendums even on less important issues. Our authorities didn’t ask the people’s opinion about independence, foreign policy, language, Transdniestrian settlement, or any other vital issue. The plebiscite in Gagauzia showed that there’s a large gap between the declarations made by the leadership of the republic and real life on the ground. Now, I hope that they’d respect the people’s opinion, which would allow us to start building a truly democratic state”.

1 May 2014

Voice of Russia World Service

ITAR-TASS

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_05_01/Russia-celebrates-Labor-Day-on-Thursday-4840/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_05_01/Thousands-attend-trade-unions-rally-in-downtown-Moscow-3355/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_05_01/More-than-40-000-take-part-in-May-1-procession-in-Russias-Far-East-2131/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_05_01/photo-Over-100-000-people-taking-part-in-May-Day-unions-demonstration-in-central-Moscow-6968/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_05_01/Simferopol-sees-biggest-May-1-demonstration-in-history-4976/

http://en.itar-tass.com/world/730159

http://en.itar-tass.com/world/730183

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A Letter of a True Son of Zaporozhe to the Galician Nationalists

Sergei Gavrilyachenko.  Cossack Duty. 1999

Cossack Duty

Sergei Gavrilyachenko

1999

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I’m Ukrainian, descended from Zaporozhe Cossacks and from ancient Rus. My grandpas beat the Nazis, risking their lives. I say… since when are Galician descendants of Polish and Austrian slaves, who were never amongst us until 1939, who’d lived for half a millennium under other states until Stalin forcibly joined them to us, “model” Ukrainians? Galicians speak a Polish-Austrian pidgin that differs from real Ukrainian as much as galoshes differ from ladies’ pumps, but they decided that they’re the real Ukrainians! They even claim to defend the Ukrainian language and nation. It’s like claiming that since American Negroes speak English, and the English living in England speak English, they’re one nation. However, a common historical and cultural past has to exist to have a unified nation. WE DON’T HAVE A COMMON HISTORICAL PAST WITH THEM. They stunk up our country with their diaspora-Galician nationalism, which they called “Ukrainian”.

They’re all shits… RUKH, KUN, NUNS, OUN, UPA, and that mongrel Tyagnibok’s Svoboda… these cockroaches that crawl all over the Ukraine are EXCLUSIVELY FROM GALICIA. Suddenly, in their opinion, they decided that all of us in Novorossiya and Malorossiya are racially inferior Ukrainians. They’re not even of us, yet, they presume to teach us that Ukrainian nationality and their shitty “consciousness” are synonymous. By the way, THEIR SHITTY “CONSCIOUSNESS” IS NOTHING BUT A GALICIAN HISTORICAL INFERIORITY COMPLEX. Their history has nothing but slavery and betrayal.

Now, they’re trying to steal our history, claiming that they’re an “old Cossack clan”. Ha! They were NEVER Cossacks… Cossacks impaled any Uniates that they caught for betraying the faith of their ancestors. On the other hand, Cossacks showed mercy to Polacks! Taras Shevchenko isn’t a part of their history, because he was never in Austrian Galicia. In any case, almost all Shevchenko’s prose is in Russian. They stick their dirty snouts into the history of a country where their ancestors never lived. Their portrayal of their role in the history of Bogdan Khmelnitsky is wrong. They weren’t part of the history of Bogdan Khmelnitsky, because the Galicians always sided with the Polish occupier in the war of liberation of our people against the Poles. In the real history, they sided with Polish King Sigismund and the Austrian Emperor Ferdinand. What did these Galician mutants ever really do to benefit the Ukraine? NOTHING! Galicia… the motherland of traitors and human sludge.

Letter to the Editor from Taras

Editor:

The above sentiments aren’t uncommon in Novorossiya and Malorossiya. Why do you think that they always voted for the KPU and the Party of Regions in preference to the “nationalist” factions? There’ll be no “reunion” of the Ukraine. The people won’t have it. Like it or not, the above is indicative of the attitude of most patriots in the Ukraine. This artificial construct is on borrowed time…

BMD

26 April 2014

TsIA Novorossiya

http://novorus.info/news/obshetvo/15519-pismo-potomka-zaporozhcev-galickim-nacionalistam.html

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More Buildings Seized in Lugansk… Another Candidate Withdraws… Maidan Toughs Attack Cabinet of Ministers Building

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Local media said that patriot elements in Lugansk occupied the Oblsoviet building. Reports indicated that oblast officials are no longer on the premises. The patriots chanted the word “Referendum”, reiterating their demand for a loose Ukrainian federation. An ultimatum to fulfil the demands of the local population to the Kiev junta expired at 14.00 local time (04.00 PDT. 07.00 EDT. 12.00 BST. 15.00 MSK. 21.00 AEST) Tuesday. In line with earlier warnings, patriot elements now consider all state organs affiliated with the junta to be anti-people and criminal.

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On Tuesday, a spokesman for Oleg Tsaryov said that he withdrew from the Ukrainian presidential race. At a meeting of the coordinating council of the Southeastern Public Movement, Tsaryov said, “I believe that the self-appointed central authorities in Kiev are working to split the country, but the Ukrainian regions can make real steps to save it. Maintaining contacts and speaking to each other, bypassing the puppet Kiev authorities, we can reach a better understanding. However, the Kiev authorities, violating all democratic norms, stripped me of this possibility. I took real risks to my life to come to Kiev to address an all-Ukraine audience, and they turned down my request to take part in televised debates on UT-1 television channel with a TV link-up. Therefore, I’ve decided to withdraw from the election, since my candidacy is irrelevant under such conditions. We’ll look for other information channels and ways to bring our ideas and positions to people in the central and western Ukraine. I call on all other candidates… Pyotr Simonenko, Mikhail Dobkin, Sergei Tigipko, Rinat Kuzmin, and all others whose supporters live in the southeastern regions… to withdraw from the election. We should boycott these elections, which are being held on the threshold of a civil war!”

Editor:

Fascist thugs beat up Tsaryov as he was leaving a TV debate in Kiev and the junta threatened legal action against him. That’s proof, even for the starry-eyed that the junta’s illegitimate and indecent. Do note that the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and the so-called “Ukrainian Orthodox” back them without reservation. This shows them enemies of the truth… don’t trust them nor mingle with them unless necessary. They’re enemies of Holy Rus and you only aid them and cheer them if you associate with them.

BMD

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On Tuesday, the Party of Regions said that it’d soon decide whether to withdraw its candidate for Ukrainian president, Mikhail Dobkin, from the election. Dobkin said, “As of today, I and my comrades in the Party of Regions have proof that a certain group of extremists, well-organised and paid, is following me on my trips as a presidential candidate about various regions. They have one goal… not to let me meet with voters and actually foil the canvassing campaign. Their task is to frustrate the elections. They are sparing no effort to force one of the presidential candidates withdraw from the elections. Obviously, they mean it to hinder my election campaign. One of the candidates is calling the shots, to make other candidates to withdraw from the race, to frustrate these elections to postpone or even thwart them. I think that they’re trying to muddle the current complicated situation in our country even further. However, to withdraw from the election means to play into the hands of those who don’t want stability in our country. We’ll look at the situation, check every possible option and its consequences, but we reserve the right to take any decision”.

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On Tuesday, President Vladimir Putin told journalists, “I think that what’s happening there now shows us who really managed the process from the start. However, at first, the USA preferred to stay in the background. Today, the USA is in the foreground of those resolving the Ukrainian crisis, which shows that the USA led this process from the start, but only displayed itself as the leader of this entire process now. At first, the interests of the USA and its European partners coincided because the EU wanted to conclude an [association] agreement with the Ukraine on terms that I believe were unprofitable for the Ukraine. The previous government in Kiev tried to fight it, but the Western community followed another scenario, implementing a military scenario, an anti-constitutional coup, an armed seizure of power. The events’ initiators didn’t calculate what it could lead to. Although many people in the Ukraine ‘liked’ such a coup, many [people] didn’t like it; they disagreed with that form of régime change. There’s nothing democratic in that”.

“The government of the Russian Federation has already proposed some retaliatory steps, but I think there’s no need for them yet. However, if [sanctions] continue, of course, we’d have to think about whom we’d allow to work in the Russian Federation, in key branches of Russia’s economy, including energy. We’d rather not like to resort to some steps, to retaliatory measures; I hope there’d be no need for them. We should take people into account; we should respect their legal rights”.

29 April 2014

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Late Tuesday night, footage from Ukrainian TV showed a massive brawl between so-called “Maidan Self-Defence” members and Patrioty Ukrainy rightwingers broke out on the Maidan in downtown Kiev. Eyewitnesses said that nationalists with flaming torches gathered by the Kiev Gorsoviet building and started moving in a column towards the Maidan. The self-defence activists stopped the column near the barricades in front of the Central Post Office. They set tyres on fire, blocking passage along the Kreshchatik towards the Maidan turned for some time. Passers-by had to use pedestrian tunnels under the street. At the time of reporting, there was no information about any injuries.

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The police didn’t intervene in this. Kiev is a lawless anarchic libertarian hell. Reflect on this… the Republican Party wants that in the USA… untrammelled oligarchs ruling by means of violent street gangs. That’s the Koch brothers’ wet dream… that’s what you support when you listen to Fox News or to Rush Limbaugh.

BMD

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00 Kiev. right Sector. 30.04.14

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On Tuesday, in Lugansk, patriots occupied the GU MVDU building and the nearby city police building. Witnesses reported from the scene that they heard bursts of gunfire, but no one knows who fired them. In both buildings, observers saw many smashed windows, but no one was hurt. Patriots formed a cordon through which MVDU personnel had to pass unarmed. However, the police didn’t leave their building for several hours. They used tear gas. Earlier in the day, patriots in Lugansk occupied the buildings of the Oblsoviet and the Oblast Genprokuratura.

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On Tuesday, French General Jean-Paul Paloméros, the NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, told ITAR-TASS in an interview, “NATO isn’t considering providing direct military aid to the Ukraine. The Alliance has no commitments to the Ukraine in this respect, and this is clear. However, it’s never too early to begin to support one’s partners, as in rendering assistance in training armed forces and consultations. Yet, it’s necessary to give support to NATO members. In so doing, we must show flexibility and mobility. This refers to our properly distributing our efforts depending on the real situation and working out respective packages of measures”.

Editor:

NATO’s saying “sayonara” to the junta. It won’t go to war over the Ukraine. No way, no how. I guess that when the junta put US-supplied MREs for the forces up for sale on the internet, it tipped people off that the junta’s not on the up and square. No one trusts the junta and no one’s giving it any cash.

BMD

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On Tuesday, at a meeting of the UN Security Council, Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin said, “Encouraged by its Western ‘friends’, the Kiev régime doggedly pushes the country towards a catastrophe. It’s clear from their statements and actions that they aren’t going to fulfil the agreements reached at Geneva on 17 April. Just several days after the meeting, they resumed their so-called ‘anti-terrorist’ operation, which was, in essence, a punitive operation. They sent some 15,000 troops, tanks, artillery, planes, and Right Sector units to the southeast Ukraine”.

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Junta chieftain Aleksandr Turchinov claimed at a meeting of oblast administration heads that the Ukrainian Armed Forces are at full combat readiness because of the threat from Russia (sic). He claimed, “We don’t control the situation in Donetsk and in Donetsk Oblast. I say frankly that security agencies aren’t able to control the situation in Donetsk and Lugansk Oblasts. There were several attempts to destabilise Kharkov, Odessa, Kherson, Nikolayev, and Zaporozhe Oblasts. Local administrations had to tighten security for the May holidays”.

On Tuesday, Turchinov demanded that so-called “Interior Minister” Arseny Avakov dismiss all heads of MVDU subordinate agencies in Lugansk and Donetsk Oblasts. He added, “We’ll fire all security personnel who won’t fulfil their professional duties. There’s no other way but to carry out a complete renewal of the police and SBU in the eastern regions”.

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“If you don’t listen to me, I’ll kill you!” Well, no one is listening to Turchinov’s rants. Do you need proof that the cops have gone over to the patriot side? The patriots are getting weapons from MVDU and armed forces stores… with access given by the troops and cops. When cops switch sides, that’s serious. The junta’s on its last legs, for sure.

BMD

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Artyom Sychyov, deputy head of the Main Department For Security and Information Protection of the Russian Central Bank, told ITAR-TASS, “There is risk that companies on the sanctions list may lose technical support, and, at worst, the right to use software licences of foreign, as a rule, American, developers. A possible revocation of software licences depends on the terms of a specific contract; as for technical support, despite the fact that support in Russia comes, as a rule, from Russian system integrators, they may have problems with updating software, including updates critical from the viewpoint of information security”. On Wednesday, Gazety.ru reported that Microsoft, Oracle, Symantec, and Hewlett-Packard joined the American sanctions and are preparing for switching off software for companies on the sanctions list.

Editor:

This would work against a penny-ante state, but not against Russia. Russia has a world-class IT industry, and so does China (Russia’s ally). Any American move would lead to Russian countermoves… after all, Russia won the cyberwar at the time of the all-Crimea referendum, disrupting NATO networks when NATO tried to fuck up the Russian networks. All that Putin will do is to contract things out to Kaspersky ZAO. This is a mere fart in a hurricane.

BMD

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On Wednesday, Andrei Magera, the head of the Ukrainian Central Elections Commission (CEC) stated, “[A referendum] is impossible from an organisational point of view. They should’ve thought of it earlier. It is impossible to organise such events. As for 11 May local referendum proposed by Donetsk and Lugansk Oblasts, this is illegitimate, because this contradicts the Ukrainian Constitution. We could hold a referendum on 15 June, the day for a possible presidential runoff, if the Rada approves it”.

Editor:

As for “thinking of it earlier”, the junta has only had two months to prepare their sham election… everything that Magera says against the referendum goes as much for the so-called Hudson County-type election on 25 May (that is, a fixed race with no surprises). This is a crock of shit… now, the junta’s trying to backtrack. All this will do is to piss people off even more. The junta’s flailing in the water, issuing contradictory and downright phantasmagorical statements. In fact, what they’re doing guarantees that the locals will overwhelmingly vote for Russia… and the junta can’t stop them. THIS is what Langley wants… is Potapov still working for them? If so, it shows him to be a traitor to the Orthosphere and that the Church should give him the boot.

 BMD

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00 Lugansk 01. 01.05.14

“Christ is risen”… “The Mother-Motherland Calls”… “Stop fascism”… what’s not to like? A post in Free Lugansk...

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On Wednesday, Denis Pushilin, the Co-Chairman of the Donetsk People’s Republic government, said at a press conference, “We have enough people and weapons to defend our interests, including heavy weapons and armoured vehicles”.

30 April 2014

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On Wednesday, the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs declared the naval attaché of the Russian embassy in the Ukraine persona non grata, saying, “The SBU detained the diplomat on 30 April on the spot of his espionage action as a result of a successful counter-intelligence operation. We expect that he will leave the Ukraine shortly”.

Editor:

This smells like Galician goofball fun n’ games. The DUMBEST thing to do now is to accuse Russian diplomats of spying… for Russia could expel the Ukrainian Embassy from Moscow, leaving the junta with no information. Russia knows more about Kiev than the Ukraine knows about Moscow… the SVR is better organised than its Ukrainian analogue is. As I said, this smells like dumbass Galician posturing.

BMD

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Late night Wednesday, several dozen people armed with bats, metal rods, and batons gathered in front of the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers building. They threw grenades into the courtyard of the building at several policemen. It wasn’t exactly clear what brought them there, but some sources said that mob were from the so-called Maidan Self-Defence, who supported students pressing for a meeting with junta so-called “Education Minister” Sergei Kvit. A brawl broke out between the Maidan Self-Defence and “National Guard” thugs. Other sources said that about 30 Maidan Self-Defence terrorists demanded the dismissal of Valery Geletei, the head of the State Guard Department, as they thought his order to use force against an earlier meeting involving the Maidan Self-Defence was unlawful. They told UNN that Geletei obstructed attempts by activists to get appointments with cabinet members. To draw attention to themselves, the terrorists threw grenades against the Cabinet building’s walls.

Editor:

This is “law and order” in Kiev… is it any wonder that the cops side with the anti-junta patriots when possible? Besides, no cop likes swaggering vigilantes… that’s what the so-called “National Guard” is. It takes training and guts to be a real cop, to keep the peace whilst keeping your cool. Real cops don’t always reach for their gun (the paperwork involved is horrendous)… they have the know-how to defuse most situations (in some cases, violence is necessary).

BMD

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Natalya Korolevskaya, the former Ukrainian Minister for Social Issues, decided to withdraw from the presidential race, saying, “I’ve taken a very important decision. Tomorrow, on the Day of Peace and Labour (1 May), I’ll explain my decision to the people”. Korolevskaya’s political party, “Forward Ukraine”, didn’t confirm its leader’s decision. She isn’t the first candidate to withdraw from the controversial race. Somewhat earlier, Oleg Tsaryov, a leader of antifascist forces who became the target of assaults by radicals on several occasions recently, made public his decision to pull out of the campaign.

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Vasili Malayev, a spokesman for the Rostov Oblast FSB Border Guard told ITAR-TASS that Ukrainian border guards beat up two Russians and a Belarusian on the Russian border in Rostov Oblast, the incident took place at a Ukrainian border checkpoint at Dolzhansky (called Novoshakhtinsk on the Russian side). A Russian citizen wanted to go to Lugansk to visit his girlfriend along with a friend. At the railway station, they met a Belarusian citizen returning home from Sochi. He planned to go home using a shorter route… through the Ukraine. They decided to hire a taxicab. Malayev said, “These citizens said that after they crossed the Ukrainian border, a group of border guards suddenly appeared, pushed them into a puddle, and started to beat them at gunpoint. They saw that the Belarusian citizen had climbing gear… they thought that it was subversive equipment. The injured persons said that the Ukrainian border guards used force against them during interrogation. They handed them deportation orders under the pretext that they failed to confirm their place of stay. Russian border guards provided them all needed assistance and helped them to get to Rostov-on-Don. The travellers had to change their route. They can’t enter the Ukraine at all for three years”.

Editor:

This smells like a shakedown by crooked cops combined with asinine conclusions reached by dumb Galician hicks. They probably didn’t get the bribe that they expected, so, they beat up the passengers and driver; then, some bright boy found the climbing gear. This Einstein then jumped to an assumption, which led to a more severe beating. In Russia, the cops are more civilised… they’d take a 1,000 Rouble (28 USD. 31 CAD. 30 AUD. 20 Euros. 17 UK Pounds) bribe and let ‘em on their way. The Ukraine is a Wild West shoot-em-up with no rules… that’s why it and the junta are falling apart.

BMD

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Overnight on Thursday, a statement on the MVDU official website claimed that junta forces took a patriot checkpoint near Krasnoarmeisk (Donetsk Oblast), “No one was hurt during the storming of the checkpoint”. Junta forces dragged off all at the checkpoint to imprisonment in Dnepropetrovsk Oblast and are launching a “criminal case” against them {scorning the Geneva agreement, by the way: editor}.

Editor:

So much for the junta’s word! This is only going to stiffen the resolve of the patriots. This smells like a Right Sector provocation… Yarosh is in Dnepropetrovsk, and he’s demanding violence against the patriots. The junta’s not in control and the situation gets murkier (yes, it can) and no one has any bloody idea of what end is up (no, no one does know anything, including Langley).

BMD

1 May 2014

ITAR-TASS

http://en.itar-tass.com/world/729949

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http://en.itar-tass.com/russia/730032

http://en.itar-tass.com/world/730056

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