Voices from Russia

Friday, 25 April 2014

Shoigu sez Ukie Nationalist Terrorists Attacking Civilians



On Thursday, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said, “‘National Guard’ units, as well as battalions of Right Sector extremists, are attacking civilians. SBU and MVDU elements left in Donetsk and Lugansk are carrying out this crackdown on civilians. According to our data, they’ve deployed a contingent consisting of over 11,000 troops, equipped with automatic weapons. The operation involves about 160 tanks, more than 230 AIFVs and APCs, at least 150 guns and mortars, and many aircraft”.


This is the total of the military power left to the junta (it’s the size of a reinforced motor rifle division, about 9 motor rifle battalions and 4 tank battalions (if full strength). I’d say that most of the standing forces refused to move against their own people (shades of August 1991, no?), so, the junta is using the few Galician troops loyal to them, along with untrained and undisciplined “National Guard” and Right Sector rabble. Understand this… VVP HAS to act if the junta murders civilians. If he doesn’t, he loses all cred in Russia… and he WON’T do that.

By the way, the present junta force is an ad hoc unit, not a formed element that’s been in existence for some time. That is, it’d be militarily useless against a real standing force. That is, the Russian forces would smash it easily. Mind you, there’d be casualties, many of the Galician Uniate terrorists would go to ground, and it’d be the devil itself to root them out (although the eastern population wouldn’t shelter them, save for the miniscule Uniate population). By the way, the junta force is only about 25 percent larger than the forces deployed by Georgia in ’08 in South Ossetia. That is, Russia could wax their ass with a similar force to the one it deployed then, two motorised rifle divisions and two airborne divisions. The opolchenie would guard their LOC and act as local garrisons, as the South Ossetian locals did in ’08, freeing the Russian troops for manoeuvre operations (on the other hand, the junta forces would have to detail some of their units to guard the LOC to Kiev and secure restive towns). Many shortcomings came out after that war… the Minoborony hasn’t been idle in putting them right.

The chess pieces are on the board… however, never forget, they’re not inanimate tokens, they’re human beings. Blood will flow… God do preserve the people of Little Russia and New Russia.


24 April 2014



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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Putin Slams Junta… Junta Pulls Raid in Gorlovka… Opolchenie Capture APCs from Junta Forces

00 Donetsk Peoples Republic. 16.04.14


On Wednesday, the Kremlin press service reported that President Vladimir Putin stated in a telephone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu that the sharp aggravation of the Ukrainian crisis was the outcome of the irresponsible policy pursued by Kiev, which ignores the legitimate rights and interests of the country’s Russian-speaking population, saying, “The use of armed forces by the present régime to suppress protest actions by civilians in the southeast Ukraine is inadmissible”. Putin gave his analysis of the current Ukrainian situation at Netanyahu’s request. During the conversation, held on the initiative of the Israeli side, Putin and Netanyahu discussed matters of current importance on bilateral coöperation and the international agenda, including the course of talks on Iran’s nuclear programme. Putin and Netanyahu agreed to hold regular exchanges of views on matters of mutual interest.


The Gorlovka Gorsoviet reported that unidentified pro-junta attackers struck the town, saying that the incident happened “on 15 April after 21.00 local time (11.00 PDT. 14.00 EDT. 19.00 BST. 22.00 MSK. 08.00 16 April AEST). Five masked men forced their way into the social maintenance office building. Eyewitnesses said that the men had guns. They broke down the doors and smashed all the phone sets. Supposedly, the attackers were looking for weapons. The person on duty in the building wasn’t hurt, but she’s stressed”. Cops came to the scene. On 14 April, patriot elements took over the Gorsoviet building, appointed Aleksandr Sapunov as People’s Mayor, and hoisted the flag of the Donetsk People’s Republic.


On Wednesday, patriots continue to control government offices in eight cities of Donetsk Oblast. The flag of the Donetsk People’s Republic waved over the Zhdanovka Gorsoviet building. Patriots stated that local authorities “are on their side.” The Makeyevka Gorsoviet, the Mariupol mayor’s office, the Kramatorsk Gorsoviet, an office in Khartsyzsk, a police building in Gorlovka, and the Gorsoviet and police building in Yenakiyevo remain in patriot hands. Police and SBU buildings remain occupied by patriots in Slavyansk. The Donetsk People’s Republic Opolchenie placed seven checkpoints in the city.


On Wednesday, patriot Opolchenie seized six Ukrainian Army armoured vehicles that entered Kramatorsk in Donetsk Oblast as part of a task force to conduct an “anti-terrorist operation” (sic). The Opolchenie surrounded the vehicles and blocked their movement. Then, they disarmed the troops and drove the APCs towards Ivanovka.

16 April 2014






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Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Gosduma Condemns Western Interference in the Ukraine… More Violence in Kiev

00 Kiev. riots 01. 22.01.14


Editor’s Note:

The West’s attempted coup is a failure. If anything, it’s ruined any possibility of the Ukraine joining the EU in future. The West gambled… and it failed. It repeated the Orangie playbook, forgetting that Yanukovich was the victim of that. It escalated it, only leading to a rebuff from Ukrainian government security forces. Viktor Fyodorovich isn’t going to give in to Western interference, not with Russian aid forthcoming. The American grand grasp at world hegemony has failed… but it’ll take some time for that to register. Kiev WAS “a bridge too far”…



On Wednesday, as rioters battled police in Kiev, Gosduma deputies passed a resolution slamming foreign politicians for interfering in the Ukraine’s deepening political crisis. Increasingly, violence in Kiev escalates, with rioters intensifying anti-government activity in response to the Rada passing legislation curbing the present protests. A Gosduma resolution proposed by Speaker Sergei Naryshkin urging foreign politicians to not interfere in Ukrainian internal affairs passed, with 388 out of 450 deputies supporting it. It read, “The Gosduma urges Western political circles to stop meddling in the internal affairs of the sovereign Ukraine in violation of international law and to stop contributing to the further escalation of conflict”. The deputies called on the Ukrainian opposition to refrain from violence, halt the standoff, and seek constructive dialogue with the authorities. For their part, Ukrainian opposition elements accuse the authorities of escalating violence by spurning genuine high-level dialogue and by its use of rough tactics in attempting to stem the riots. The resolution came in the wake of remarks by Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov describing the situation in the Ukraine as “spinning out of control”, demanding that the West stop “artificially undermining” the government. Meanwhile, also on Wednesday, the American Embassy responded to the sharp escalation in unrest this week by announcing that it’d revoke the visas of several Ukrainian officials it said were responsible for the violence. The embassy statement didn’t name the officials affected.


On Wednesday, the Ukrainian government deployed an APC and more police in their latest push to clear the centre of Kiev of anti-government rioters. In the morning, unrest in Kiev took a turn for the worse with news that at least three people died in clashes with police as the violence that erupted this week showed little immediate sign of diminishing. In recent days, the situation in the Ukraine is increasingly ugly, with rioters intensifying anti-government agitation in response to legislation curbing the present protests. Rioters in helmets, many of them wielding sticks and shields, some of them throwing Molotov cocktails, engaged in pitched battles with police for much of the day on Grushevsky Street, which flanks the Cabinet of Ministers building and Rada building. Police fired what appeared to be rubber bullets and stun grenades at the crowd. By mid-afternoon, police managed to break through makeshift barricades and chased rioters down the street. At least one APC was onsite to clear away debris, although eyewitnesses in Kiev wrote on Twitter that they’d seen other APCs in the city. Acrid smoke shrouded the entire area between the opposing lines after rioters set piles of auto tyres alight.

On the nearby Maidan, the focal point for almost two months of peaceful rallies, opposition figures delivered fiery speeches calling for more people to come to Kiev to join the protest. As the standoff on the street looked to be worsening, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich’s office said that a meeting was to take place between top government officials and opposition leaders to find a way out of the political crisis. The AP cited a doctor amongst the rioters as saying that at least three people died during clashes with police. According to media reports, one 22-year-old activist died after plummeting from the 13-metre-high colonnade of a Kiev stadium. Reports from the AP and anti-government agitators said that another two protesters were shot dead. The Prokuratura confirmed at least two deaths. The MVDU said that it was opening a homicide investigation into the deaths. On Wednesday, a court approved the arrest of the first 10 of some 50 riot suspects held by police. As a further sign of its resolution, the government decided to lift its ban on police using water cannons in subzero conditions. The temperature in Kiev on Wednesday stood at around -9 degrees (16 degrees Fahrenheit).

The escalation in violence drew voluble international commentary. European Commission President José Manuel Durão Barroso expressed shock over Wednesday’s deaths and urged the authorities to take steps to cool down the crisis, saying, “We deplore in strongest possible terms the use of force and violence, and call on all sides to immediately refrain from it, and start taking steps that would help de-escalate the situation”.

22 January 2014




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