Voices from Russia

Monday, 20 July 2015

20 July 2015. USA Trumpets “Multi-National” Exercise in the Ukraine… TWO BATTALIONS STRONG… What a JOKE!

00 Vitaly Podvitsky. Nope, New targets! 2014

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Well, it’s smoke n’ mirrors time, kiddies… read this. If you needed proof that the Anglos live in Cloud Cuckoo Land, well, this is that. Let’s not linger on this one. 1,800 troops is roughly TWO BATTALIONS, not even a full brigade. In short, this is derisable. If the Russian forces were to enter the Lvovshchina, it’d take ten minutes to eliminate this Lilliputian task force… the only thing that they could do was to prove that they could die bravely. What’s more, it isn’t a proper unit, it’s a contingent made up of penny-packets from this-or-that state, that’s to say it’s militarily worthless as a fighting unit. This shows you the state of mind of the Anglo American Establishment… scary, ain’t it? All the articles that they write in Foreign Policy or the New York Times are without worth as they don’t reflect the reality in the field… I fear that the Anglos are in for a VERY rude awakening.

BMD 

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Greek Vox Pop on the Referendum and Social Justice

00 Patriarch Kirill w Metr Ambrose of Greece. 01.06.14

HH with Metropolitan Amvrosios Lenis of Kalavrita and Aigialeia, one of the more-senior Greek hierarchs

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A friend sent me this:

In general, the Church of Greece maintained a low profile during the pre-referendum period. Only very few bishops, clergy, and monastic communities expressed their personal electoral views publicly. Amongst them was Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens, who called for unity among the people of Greece against “the poison of division”. He spoke also in favour of the protection of “the hard-earned achievements that our country’s visionaries fought for. This is non-negotiable”; a statement that many interpreted as support for “Yes”. However, others, like the community of the famous Koutloumousi Monastery of Mount Athos, called the faithful to vote without fear, without submitting to the speculators, the moneylenders of Europe, and the global financial oligarchy. Finally, I’d like to note that one could find strong disagreements also in the more progressive parts of the Church. It seems that this referendum exposed our theological views about social and economic justice and our different understandings and priorities.

I need add nothing (for I know little of the Greek Orthodox situation, save where it influences the Russian Orthodox world).

BMD

Friday, 10 July 2015

10 July 2015. As Seen by Vitaly Podvitsky… The Greek Escape: My Big Fat Greek Prison Break

00 Vitaly Podvitsky. The Greek Escape. My Big Fat Greek Prison Break. 2015

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Thursday, 9 July 2015

OFFICIAL Joint Statement of DNR Chairman of the Government Zakharchenko and LNR Chairman of the Government Plotnitsky on Setting Up an International War Crimes Tribunal for Novorossiya

00 Zakharchenko and Plotnitsky. 04.04.15

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OFFICIAL

JOINT STATEMENT

Since last year, the Kiev régime has engaged in aggressive operations against the DNR and LNR, leading to massive casualties, involving thousands of innocent people, including women, children, and the elderly. According to official UN data, the civil war that Kiev unleashed in the Donbass resulted in more than 6,500 people dead and about 16,500 injured. More than a million people in the Donbass had to leave their homes and flee the area. All these actions of the Kiev régime are direct violations of the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and violations of the laws and customs of war; they constitute the execution of a policy of genocide against the DNR’s and LNR’s civilian population. They’re crimes against humanity.

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With the outbreak of hostilities in the Donbass, we organised efforts to collect and compile evidence of crimes against humanity by the Ukrainian Army and National Guard, which are inherently death squads. We’ve collected much facts to date. To carry out this important task, the DNR and LNR jointly established and now operate an interagency investigation group, to investigate war crimes of the Ukrainian aggressors in the Donbass. This group has members from the Genprokuratura, the People’s Militia*, MGB*, MVD, and MChS of our two republics. They’ve collected extensive evidence of the guilt of Ukrainian security officials who ordered massive artillery bombardments on urban areas in the DNR and LNR, the use of non-conventional munitions against civilians, torture, abductions, and brutalisation of innocent people. The most resonant crimes of the Kiev régime in the Donbass are now widely known the world community:

  • Massive civilian casualties due to Ukrainian artillery shells hitting a trolleybus stop in Donetsk
  • Pre-planned air strikes by Ukrainian attack aircraft on the GMA* building in Lugansk and the adjacent Heroes of the Great Patriotic War Square, which killed 8 and seriously injured 28 innocent people
  • The use of white phosphorus munitions against residential neighbourhoods in Slavyansk, Kramatorsk, Lisichansk, and Gorlovka, amongst other places in the Donbass
  • Significant evidence linking Ukrainian “soldiers” and “National Guard” to massacres of civilians, shown by dozens of mass graves found in territory temporarily occupied by the Ukrainian aggressors in the DNR and LNR

Considering that new information of these and other crimes by the Kiev régime surfaces daily, work in this area continues uninterrupted. Only a year after the outbreak of hostilities in the Donbass, Kiev attempted to issue dissimulation that they were punishing individuals in so-called “volunteer battalions”, criminally responsible for looting, torture, rape, and other crimes against civilians in the Donbass. However, their attempts to arrest and detain the armed criminals proved fruitless. It’s rather pointless to expect an objective investigation of the facts and for fair sentences upon these butchers. Therefore, it’s our shared viewpoint that the world community should enable responsible international bodies to investigate all violations of international humanitarian law and crimes against humanity in the Donbass.

  • People’s Militia: It’s unclear whether this means the armed forces or the police, as “militia” was the Soviet-era term for the police
  • MGB: Ministry of State Security
  • GMA: State Municipal Administration, administrative apparat of a city

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For a categorical criminal prosecution of the Ukrainian aggressors for their war crimes in the Donbass, the DNR and LNR appeal to the UN Security Council to establish an International Tribunal to prosecute those responsible for violations of international humanitarian law and crimes against humanity in the Ukraine. We ask the UN Secretary General, the permanent members of the UN Security Council… the USA, France, Britain, China, and the Russian Federation… without delay to discuss creating an International Tribunal at their next meeting and prepare an appropriate resolution. For our part, we undertake to transfer our knowledge, evidence, and other information about war crimes committed by Ukrainian security forces in the Donbass to help an objective investigation, to bring the perpetrators to justice.

00 a v zakharchenko. 02. 11.05.15DNR Chairman of the Government A V Zakharchenko

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00 I V Plotnitsky. LNR. Lugansk PR. 20.05.15
LNR Chairman of the Government I V Plotnitsky

8 July 2015

DAN Donetsk News Agency

http://dan-news.info/official/sovmestnoe-zayavlenie-glav-dnr-i-lnr-aleksandra-zaxarchenko-i-igorya-plotnickogo.html

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