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Friday, 27 March 2015

Avakov Regrets Not Taking the Opportunity to Blow Up Donbass Patriots in Donetsk OGA Building and Lugansk SBU HQ…

00 A B Avakov. 27.03.15

Avakov… a shady “businessman”, who’s now the so-called “Minister of Internal Affairs of the Ukraine”… many believe that Langley recruited him when he was in the nick for real estate fraud in Italy. He’s the “poster child” for evil… a perfect illustration of Hannah Arendt’s postulation of “the banality of evil”. That is, he’s corrupt enough to suit the Anglo Americans, who’re dishonest to the bone… if you doubt that, ask any Native American… they’ll tell you a story…

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RIA-Novosti reported that Ukrainian Minister of Internal Affairs A B Avakov said on 1+1 TV that the junta erred in not blowing up the Lugansk Oblast SBU HQ and the Donetsk Oblast OGA* building, as protestors had taken them over at the beginning of the civil disturbances in Novorossiya. He said, “I’ll tell you a bad thing about myself… I’m wanted in Russia… well, we should have blown up the Donetsk Oblast OGA building. That way, only 50 terrorists (sic) would’ve died, we wouldn’t have had 5,000 deaths in Donetsk Oblast (sic). We should’ve done the same thing to the SBU HQ in Lugansk, too. However, were we ready to do this?”

  • OGA: Oblast State Administration, administrative apparat of an oblast

In April last year, the people of the Donbass in Novorossiya opposed the putsch in the Ukraine, so they demanded a referendum on the status of the region, a federalisation of state power, the recognition of Russian as a second state language, and even rejoining Russia. This led to patriot protestors taking over administration buildings in the former Donetsk and Lugansk Oblasts. The putschist junta in Kiev promised to make concessions and to hold a referendum, but they really began a military operation, deploying troops against the region. According to the latest UN information, there are more than 6,000 victims of the conflict.

In mid-June 2014, the SK RF filed a criminal case against Avakov. They charged him with ordering killings, the use of prohibited means and methods of warfare, and kidnapping, as well as impeding the movements of accredited journalists.

27 March 2015

Lenta.ru

http://lenta.ru/news/2015/03/27/avakov/

Thursday, 1 May 2014

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

00 Lugansk. 30.04.14

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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.

Editor:

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”.

Editor:

“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

http://en.itar-tass.com/world/729956

http://en.itar-tass.com/world/729970

http://en.itar-tass.com/world/730007

http://en.itar-tass.com/world/730004

http://en.itar-tass.com/world/730013

http://en.itar-tass.com/world/730020

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

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

http://en.itar-tass.com/world/730068

http://en.itar-tass.com/world/730080

http://en.itar-tass.com/world/730083

http://en.itar-tass.com/world/730132

http://en.itar-tass.com/world/730134

http://en.itar-tass.com/world/730138

http://en.itar-tass.com/world/730154

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Sunday, 6 April 2014

The Rule of Bullets and Clubs

00 Right Sector Thugs in Kiev. 06.04.14

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The Revolution has begun…. but the Revolution hasn’t ended, as the famous song has it. Unfortunately, the lyrics of songs and real life are a little bit different. People know that from their experience, especially, those who live in the now very “independent” Ukraine. It seems that a bitter moment of reckoning came for the politically naïve, who gaped at the gutted residence of President Yanukovich, who walked on rich carpets lit by gold candlesticks. It turns out that thousands of militants aren’t only in special camps, but these “hot shots” aren’t in a hurry to resign the power and respect that they have through their weapons and willingness to use them. They’re in no hurry to leave, after driving a thirst for régime change and leading the crowd.

You see, having a weapon confers power. Sashko Bily demonstrated this when he brandished an avtomat in the faces of People’s Deputies. Then, he shot himself in the heart with an avtomat after they shot him in the feet and bound him up. Now, his Right Sector comrades, who have real combat savvy, deploy gunmen in the centre of the Ukrainian capital. On the other hand, why shouldn’t they do this? They’re the heroes of the Maidan, they’re organised, so, c’mon, who’s going to stand against such brave guys? The Right Sector suspects that MVDU boss Avakov (whom they hate) murdered Sashko Bily. There’s an investigation, but given what happens during revolutionary turmoil, no one should expect that anyone would ever find the real culprits.

The Right Sector bothers everybody. Arrogant men with guns, who’re outside the control of lawful authorities, are seldom useful in normal life. Ordinary life has bureaucracy, bickering, quarrels, and underhanded dirty tricks, but it doesn’t have shootouts and putting avtomats on the table as an argument. Nobody wants such dashing “Cossacks” mucking about in everyday life. Understandably, they frighten folks. Today, Ukrainians face a difficult bit of work. They need to get rid of the Right Sector somehow, but they want to preserve the heroic flair of the Maidan. That is, they can’t admit that they used these scumbags… they can’t even admit that these characters are scumbags on principle. However, what about the celestial heroism of the Maidan band? Therefore, we need to make sure that these characters were heroes once, but they’re only virtual heroes now.

Adolf Hitler carried out the Night of the Long Knives, where he cut the stormtroopers down to size in a new Massacre de la Saint-Barthélemy. Yet, to arrange a massacre after this extraordinary victory of democracy over common sense would be discrediting the results of the revolution itself. To try to shoot them one by one on the quiet… that’s impossible. The Ukraine isn’t a large country, its people are vociferous, and there’s technology to shoot and record an event and spread it on the internet. As a result, the junta strikes exactly the same rock that the previous government foundered upon… the question of when to use force against militants. However, if Yanukovich hesitated to give the order to shoot, forcing police to stand under attacks of those throwing stones and incendiaries, such prudence won’t work for the revolutionaries. Their grip on power is so tenuous that they can’t allow any “Sashko Bily” to erode it. They need to strengthen their grip on power, and spilt blood seems to them the best solution, not only in terms of deterrence of all sorts of dubious elements, previously known as Maidan activists, but for rallying the ranks of their supporters. You see, none of them would be without guilt; a shameful past would unite and bind them together. What more is there to add? Lucky Ukrainians… they dreamed of a taste of freedom… now, they getting it by the spoonful. However, the Right Sector saga… it’s only at the beginning…

1 April 2014

Mariya Solovyova

Segodnya.ru

http://www.segodnia.ru/content/137093

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