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Monday, 28 April 2014

Lugansk People’s Republic Proclaimed

00 Novorossiya map. 21.04.14

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On Sunday, Freedom Radio in the Ukraine reported that patriot elements proclaimed the Lugansk People’s Republic. Besides that, they delivered an ultimatum to the Kiev junta. In short, the ultimatum demanded amnesty for all participants in the eastern Ukrainian patriot movement, recognition of Russian as a state language, and an all-regional referendum on the southeastern Ukraine’s future. If the junta doesn’t fulfil these demands by 29 April, they promise that serious actions would occur.

Editor:

Even if, by some miracle, the junta were to reoccupy the Eastern Ukraine, it wouldn’t hold it in safety. The people didn’t give their assent to the breakup of the USSR and no one asked them if they wanted to be part of a “Ukrainian” state. Guess what? They don’t want any part of the Nazi-loving radical movement from Galicia nor do they want any use of the “Ukrainian” non-language in their areas. The junta lost when it passed its draconian Banderovtsy laws at its outset. No one will forget that nor will they forget the reign of terror of Euromaidan thugs that still prevails in Kiev and parts West.

The “Ukraine” is dead. Full stop. The only question is how much blood will flow before it’s all over. We have the USA to thank for this… THIS is Zbig’s poisonous legacy. There will NOT be World War III… but there WILL be an unnecessary bloodletting, whilst the USA and the EU cackle away.

I call that “Evil”… I’m NOT alone in so doing…

28 April 2014

ITAR-TASS

http://en.itar-tass.com/world/729768

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Saturday, 26 April 2014

26 April 2014. What the People in the Eastern Ukraine Think of the EU… Any Questions?

00 Our Window to Europe! 26.04.14.

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Here’ s a popular demotivational from the Eastern Ukraine. It’s obvious what they think of the EU. In their eyes, the West wants to plant their ass on them and shit all over them. They don’t want that, thank you very much! That’s why the time for a “federalised” Ukraine has come and gone. The East wants NO PART of the EU or NATO. It won’t accept it… no way, no how, there’s no compromise possible. You see, the USA had a quarter of a loaf with Yanukovich… by backing this fascist junta, they’ll end with NOTHING. Trust me, it won’t end in World War III… it won’t even end in a shooting war. The Ukraine will fall under its own weight… Poland and Russia will pick up the pieces, and Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia will get their nibs, too. No one will miss it… good riddance to bad rubbish.

BMD

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Thursday, 17 April 2014

Peskov sez Western Ukraine under Information Blackout… Junta Squeezes People with Water Rate Rise… Putin sez No Russian Grunts in the Eastern Ukraine

00 Slavyansk. 01. 17.04.14

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On Wednesday, about 60 Ukrainian troops manning armoured combat vehicles sent to Kramatorsk as part of a military operation to quell patriot actions in the eastern Ukraine sided with the patriots. The servicemen struck the Ukrainian flag and headed to nearby Slavyansk. One of the soldiers who rallied to the patriots told a RIA-Novosti correspondent, “We saw seen that [the patriots] aren’t separatists or terrorists, but ordinary local people. We won’t fight against them”. All of the troops are from Dnepropetrovsk. In all, the crews of six airborne assault vehicles, several armoured infantry combat vehicles, and one armoured personnel carrier rallied to the patriot side. Some raised Russian flags and the Russian VDV (Airborne Forces) banner. Several armoured vehicles deployed around the OGA building in Slavyansk, which has been in patriot hands for the last several days.

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On Wednesday, Presidential press-secretary Dmitri Peskov told Rossiya-24 TV that there’s a junta-imposed information blockade in the Western Ukraine, “Ukrainians in western regions are critical of us as they fail to grasp the main thrust of current events. They think that Russian behaviour is aggressive. One can feel that an information blockade around them dumbed them down. That’s because they black out Russian TV channels, so, they receive information only from one side, one can feel it in their attitude”.

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According to RIA-Novosti, Dmitri Grigori, a forecast member of the National Commission, stated after a meeting in Kiev, “Prices for residential water supply should rise. The economically justified rate for one cubic metre (35.3 cubic feet) of cold water is 4.41 gryvnia (15 Roubles. 0.39 USD. 0.44 CAD. 0.43 AUD. 0.29 Euros. 0.23 UK Pounds). The present water rates in the Ukraine are socially oriented, thus the organisations that supply water, are experiencing great financial difficulties. For now, consumers pay 2.40 gryvnia (8 Roubles. 0.21 USD. 0.24 CAD. 0.23 AUD. 0.16 Euros. 0.13 UK Pounds) per cubic metre of cold water”.

Editor:

The junta wants to cut wages (inflow) and raise prices (outflow), both in a major way, to benefit the oligarchs and Western investors. This results in major suffering for the ordinary folks of Little Russia… but that doesn’t faze American rightwingers one little bit. Why, that’s just the “invisible hand of the market”. You know what I mean… you’ve felt it around your neck, too…

BMD

16 April 2014

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On Wednesday, RIA Novosti reported that junta “General Procurator” Oleg Makhnitsky said that former Ukrainian Prime Minister Nikolai Azarov is now a wanted criminal, saying, “We charged Azarov; we think that he abused his power. We’ve finished proceedings on a criminal case; Azarov is on a wanted list”. Azarov headed the former Ukrainian government, resigning on 28 January due to the unsettled conditions. Later, on 22 February, a putsch ousted Viktor Yanukovich as Ukrainian President and set a presidential election for 25 May. At the end of February, Makhnitsky said that the Genprokuratura would check the spending of budgetary funds by the former government. This check-up will cover not only spending of budgetary funds, both wrongful and legal, but the transparency of tendering as well.

Editor:

My, my, my… this is EXACTLY what Yanukovich did to Darlin’ Yuliya, but on a FAR larger scale. The West condemned Viktor Fyodorovich for that… therefore, logic would impel them to condemn the junta even more. Note well that the Genprokuratura ISN’T going to investigate Yuliya, Yatsenyuk, Avakov, and Turchinov, all of whom are bigger thieves and outright criminals than any of Yanukovich’s entourage ever was (I’ll betcha that Langley recruited Avakov when he was in the slam in Italy). Ostap Bender would’ve found ’em beneath the salt. God DOES see and judge…

BMD

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On Thursday, during his annual call-in live broadcast, President Vladimir Putin said that the decision by the Kiev junta use force in the eastern Ukraine is a serious crime, saying, “Instead of realising that something went wrong in the Ukrainian state, and attempting to start a dialogue, they intensified their threats to use force, and even decided to send tanks and aircraft against the civilian population. That’s another very serious crime on the part of the current Kiev authorities”.

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On Thursday, during his annual call-in live broadcast, President Vladimir Putin said that there are no Russian armed forces elements in the eastern Ukraine, saying, “Such claims are nonsense. There are no Russian units, Russian spetsnaz, or Russian advisors in the eastern Ukraine. All of these people are local people. The fact that they took off their masks in the literal sense of the word proves this best of all. What I can tell my Western partners is that these people have nowhere to go. They won’t leave. They own that land… and it’s necessary to talk to them. We can only settle the current instability in the Ukraine through dialogue, not through military means. One can only establish order only through a dialogue, in the course of democratic procedures, and not through armed force, tanks, and combat aircraft”.

17 April 2014

Voice of Russia World Service

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_16/60-Ukrainian-servicemen-side-with-protesters-in-Slavyansk-7125/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_16/Ukrainians-fear-Russia-because-of-info-blockade-Peskov-2566/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_16/Public-Service-Commission-of-Ukraine-water-tariff-increases-nearly-twice-8845/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_17/Former-Ukrainian-PM-is-put-on-wanted-list-Prosecutor-General-of-Ukraine-1126/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_17/Using-force-against-people-in-eastern-Ukraine-is-another-serious-crime-of-Kiev-authorities-Putin-5821/

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Monday, 14 April 2014

Junta Lacks Resources to Counter Coup MGIMO Big Sez… Gosduma Deputies Say Junta at War with the People… Lugansk Coppers Give Junta the Bird and Join the Patriots

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Even the monkeys know the score about the junta scummers… the Lugansk coppers mooned the junta… they joined the patriot resistance! Good on them!

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On Sunday, Interfax reported that a Mariupol website stated that after a rally of about 1,000 participants supporting the Donetsk People’s Republic, “Unidentified people seized the Mariupol Gorsoviet building”.

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Kirill Koktysh, an associate professor of at MGIMO, in a VOR interview, said that the “authorities” in Kiev lack the resources or authority necessary to deal with the patriot movement in the Eastern Ukraine. Moreover, neither they nor the EU has any idea on how to deal with this crisis, which is now a global problem.

VOR

How does everything look? Everybody seems to be standing on tenterhooks now.

Kirill Koktysh

The main problem between the Eastern regions and Kiev is the “authorities” inability to get the situation under control as they have no resources, no money, no authority, and no moral authority; they can’t rely on mere force because the loyalty of its security forces are questionable. Therefore, the question is, can they pressure the eastern regions to stay within the Ukraine? What sort of message do they need to send? Could they even produce such a message? Up until now, it was questionable, as the Western Ukrainian identity that the junta promoted as a state ideology after the Euromaidan revolt wasn’t palatable to those in the Eastern Ukraine. Consequently, it comes down to whether dialogue is possible, and under what form this dialogue would play out, whether it’d be brute force or whether it’d be well-ordered negotiations.

VOR

Do you believe that it’s really becoming a worldwide problem?

Koktysh

Yes, it started as an internal Ukrainian problem on the regional level, but now it’s at the global level. It’s a headache for the West, for the main problem for them is that the resistance in the Eastern Ukraine picked up the same slogans used in Kiev one month ago… and the West strongly those supported same slogans then. So, what happened now? If the West denies that the Eastern Ukraine deserves freedom and self-identity, whatever else, it’d automatically create problems for them. It’d devalue its own ideals, because what would liberty actually mean to a European? How could you explain it? Why the difference? You could apply it to one part of the nation, but not to the other part of the nation. The biggest headache for the junta is that it can’t get its economic message across, as one of the primary motivations behind the Eastern resistance is economic fear; they’re afraid that their mines will close and that they’d lose their jobs. Actually, the EU doesn’t know how to deal with this problem, and the junta has no message on how it intends dealing with this. That means that this problem isn’t temporary, it isn’t a matter of a week or two, it seems to me it that it’s a chronic problem.

VOR

You simply can’t simply pull people off the street, then?

Koktysh

Of course not, this shall take a very long time. I think when everybody went into this situation, they didn’t realise that… they didn’t think it through.

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RF Gosduma Deputy Frants Klintsevich said that cops in the eastern Ukraine are refusing to obey orders given them by foreign special service operatives to suppress patriot activity, saying, “Security organs in Kiev are doing nothing on their own. Foreign special services operatives, especially from the USA, boss them around. Firstly, [the foreigners] orchestrated the coup, and, now, they’re trying to maintain power. The Ukrainian authorities disproportionately crack down on eastern Ukrainians calling for federalisation and seeking broader powers for their oblasts. It’s clear that instructors and specialists from abroad are playing first fiddle, but I’m glad that many Ukrainians refuse to get involved in this. Doubtlessly, they’ll bring in mercenaries to break up the resistance, but they’ll try to keep that a secret. [Mercenaries] will conduct such operations. The situation in the eastern Ukraine puts Russia in a dilemma because it has no right to react, and yet it’s impossible for it not to react”.

Editor:

The junta slit its throat by kowtowing to Langley and allowing the CIA to bring in American mercs. Many Ukrainian patriots recoiled at this… some may not like Russia and Russians, but they don’t want to be an American colony under occupation, either. If they had to choose between Russia and the USA, they’d choose the former… not because they’re pro-Russian (or anti-American), but because they want their Ukrainian culture to survive, and that has a better chance under Great Russian rule than under repressive American Consumerist domination. That’s what’s on offer.

BMD

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00 Borotba activist in Kharkov. 14.04.14.

Borotba patriot in Kharkov

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Igor Korotchenko, the chief editor of National Defence magazine, said, “What’s going on in Slavyansk today offers proof that the Kiev junta started a war against its own people. One only carries out ‘anti-terrorist operations’ only against terrorists, whilst in Slavyansk they’re conducting ops against the local residents, who merely demand the right to decide the fate of their country. Thus, what’s currently underway in Slavyansk is a mopping-up operation with the use of security forces, along with spetsnaz, armoured vehicles, and helicopter gunships; it’s an operation aimed against peaceful civilians. Ukrainian officials, including SBU boss Valentin Nalivaichenko and MVDU chieftain Arseny Avakov, who issued these orders, committed a crime against humanity; from the point of view of international law, we should classify them as war criminals. We should try to bring Nalivaichenko and Avakov before The Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC), so, it’s very important for us to get documented evidence of the crimes committed by them in the eastern Ukraine. For this, we need to set up an authoritative international commission, which could start investigating the developments in Slavyansk as soon as possible”.

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Slavgorod, a local newspaper reported that the police building and the local SBU office in Slavyansk remain in the hands of the Donetsk People’s Republic Opolchenie. A pro-federalisation rally in the town called for an all-oblast referendum and for cancelling the 25 May presidential election. The paper said, “People showed no intention of going home. They put up tents outside the police building”. Opolchenie patrolling near the SBU don’t allow any video or photography.

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RIA-Novosti reported that Nikolai Kovalyov, RF Gosduma Deputy and former FSB chief, thinks that the Ukrainian junta is forcibly suppressing their opponents in the southeast, which is evidence that they’re ignoring the people’s wishes. Kovalyov called these actions “the greatest stupidity”. Kovalyov pointed up that when the putschist leaders were in opposition, they fomented an on the Maidan in Kiev. Yet, Ukrainian, President Viktor Yanukovich didn’t use force against them. However, now, these “Maidan heroes” don’t cavil at using force against their opponents.

For his part, Leonid Kalashnikov, First Deputy Chairman of the Gosduma Committee for International Affairs, said, “in fact, every recent statement by MVDU chief Avakov called to suppress a people’s uprising. Euromaidan activists demanded that Yanukovich annul four so-called anti-extremist laws aimed at suppressing the government’s opponents. However, now that these former oppositionists are in power, they use real repression against their opponents, up to putting people in prison for life. When Yanukovich arrested 15 oppositionists at a Euromaidan rally, there was a real storm of protests, both in the Ukraine and abroad. Today, one sees that the contemporary Ukrainian ‘authorities’ arrest up to 70 to 100 people at one time. The current ‘authorities’ adhere to double standards. The so-called Ukrainian ‘authorities’ would finally regret about their actions only when one could count the number of the victims of these repressions in the hundreds and thousands. However, this would be a belated repentance if the people all over the southeastern Ukraine rise as one against the Kiev usurpers”.

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00 Slavyansk 03. 14.04.14.

Patriots in Slavyansk… the Galician goofballs sent by the junta couldn’t take the town yesterday… boo hoo!

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On Sunday, RIA-Novosti reported that the Main Directorate of the Kharkov Oblast MVDU stated that clashes between patriot elements and pro-junta militants injured at least 50 people. Doctors said that most victims only had light and moderate injuries. One cop was amongst those injured. Earlier reports said that patriots, heading to the pre-trial detention centre in Kharkov to support detained activists, clashed with pro-junta militants. After this “provocation”, the patriots returned to Svoboda Square in downtown Kharkov. Several thousand people are now near the Lenin monument to Lenin. Police cordoned off the Kharkov Oblast OGA building.

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On Sunday, both patriot and pro-junta rallies occurred in Zaporozhe. Patriot elements holding Russian flags and communist banners filled a street several kilometres from the central square. Pro-junta provocateurs arrived where the patriot rally gathered, and set up a camp. Security forces quickly formed a cordon separating the opponents.

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Citing Rossiya-24 TV, Interfax stated that cops in Lugansk sided with patriot elements. Thousands of people in Lugansk, Donetsk, and Kharkov demanded a referendum to decide on the future of the Donbass. Reinforced police squads are patrolling Lugansk. The Main Directorate of the Lugansk Oblast SBU is still under patriot control, they’ve barricaded the building, and hundreds of patriot Opolchenie are inside the building. Thousands of people came to the square in front of the building to show their support. After the Opolchenie returned to the building, a man wearing police uniform, who turned out to be the deputy commander of the Lugansk police, arrived. Rossiya-24 said, “They immediately pinned a St George ribbon on the colonel, which means that police joined forces with the people. According to the police commander, most cops support the patriots”. About 2,000 patriot demonstrators still occupy the square.

13 April 2014

Voice of Russia World Service

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_13/Mariupol-city-council-taken-over-media-reports-9016/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_13/EU-Kiev-have-no-idea-how-to-deal-with-protests-in-Eastern-Ukraine-scholar-3806/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_13/Counter-protest-operations-in-eastern-Ukraine-directed-by-foreign-secret-service-emissaries-Russian-MP-7939/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_13/Kiev-authorities-begin-battle-against-Ukrainian-people-Korotchenko-1038/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_13/Protesters-put-up-tents-outside-police-department-in-Ukraine-s-Slavyansk-4187/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_13/Russian-MPs-accuse-Ukraines-authorities-of-not-listening-to-peoples-opinion-0846/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_13/Ten-injured-in-clashes-in-Kharkiv-reports-7783/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_13/Rallies-held-in-Ukraines-Zaporizhzhya-8284/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_13/Ukraine-Lugansk-police-sides-with-federalization-supporters-1732/

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