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Saturday, 1 March 2014

Western Neoliberals Unrepentant… Back Terrorist Junta in Kiev

00 Ukraine. SImferopol. 01.03.14

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On Saturday, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said that he summoned the Russian ambassador to register his concerns over the situation in the Ukraine and the Federal Assembly’s decision to authorise military action in the Ukraine. Hague said in a statement issued by the British Foreign Office, “This action is a potentially grave threat to the sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity of the Ukraine. We condemn any act of aggression against the Ukraine”. Hague will visit Kiev on Sunday for talks with the Timoshenko junta on the rapidly deteriorating situation in the Crimea.

Hague said, “I’m deeply concerned at the escalation of tensions in the Ukraine, and the decision of the Russian parliament to authorise military action on Ukrainian soil against the wishes of the Ukrainian government”. He said that he spoke to Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov “to urge steps to calm this dangerous situation”, whilst the British Foreign Office also summoned the Russian ambassador to London “to register our deep concerns”. In a telephone call with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Hague also agreed “on the need for international diplomatic action to address the crisis”.

EU foreign ministers will hold a new round of crisis talks on Ukraine in Brussels on Monday, when Hague said that he’d raise the issue of a further asset freeze. During his visit to Kiev, Hague said that he’d discuss how Britain could help the Ukrainian government recover “improperly acquired assets {does that include Yuliya’s ill-gotten gains? Or, does she get a ‘pass’ from Hague for kissing his ass in public?: editor}”. “The EU must agree urgently an asset freezing regime to target those suspected of laundering the proceeds of corruption”. Hague said, without naming names {that would include junta leaders Turchinov and Avakov, who ‘laundered’ Yuliya’s boodle! Hague shoots himself in the foot: editor}. “On my instructions, the British embassy in Kiev has told the Ukrainian government that we stand ready to give the Ukraine technical advice on asset recovery” {does that include recovering assets stolen by sitting junta members in the past? Avakov DOES have an Interpol notice out against him, after all. Perspirin’ minds wanna know…: editor}. Hague spoke to junta spokesman Aleksandr Turchinov on Friday, offering Britain’s support and urging him to take steps to unify the crisis-hit country {is the UK going to give more money and arms to the Svoboda pigs? Haven’t they done enough mayhem already?: editor}.

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Air Force units in the Central and Western military commands and the Black Sea Fleet’s naval infantry are on heightened operational readiness. The Kaliningrad-based 7 Motorised Rifle Regiment also received such orders, but its troops and equipment haven’t moved out yet. Besides this, the 79 Guards Motorised Rifle Brigade is also on alert. Earlier reports said that divisions of the Central military command usually based in Samara advanced to the Ukrainian borders near the Kharkov region and the Crimea.

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The UN hasn’t yet commented on the Russian Federation Council decision to use Russian forces in the Ukraine. A UN Security Council meeting is imminent, with a closed session of the UN Security Council scheduled to begin at 23.00 MSK (19.00 UTC.14.00 EST. 11.00 PST. 03.00 Sunday 2 March AEST). Earlier, Robert Serry, Counsellor to UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon, issued a statement from Kiev urging calm in the situation in the Crimea and for the parties to refrain from actions that could cause its further escalation. However, he said that his plan to visit the Crimea is impossible, so far {that means that patriotic forces sealed off the Perekop to prevent entry of Svoboda pigs and other such fascist trash: editor}.

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UNN (Ukrainian National News) reported, referring to the chairman of the Civil Committee for National Salvation Paul Nussa, that Yuliya Timoshenko, former Ukrainian Prime Minister and effectual leader of the putschist junta in Kiev, is going to Moscow on 3 March for talks on the Crimean crisis. Nussa claimed that this was a personal decision made by Timoshenko {this “Nussa” jabronie is a complete unknown, I searched for “Nuss”, “Nus”, “Nusa”, “Nussa” in the Russian and English Wikipedias and came up with ZILCH. I tried a general Google on them and on “Civil Committee for National Salvation”… again, NADA. Your guess is as good as mine is: editor}.

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According to Leonid Slutsky, the chairman of the RF Gosduma Eurasian Integration and Compatriots Committee, Russia isn’t breaking diplomatic relations with the USA, amidst reports that Russia might recall its ambassador in the USA for consultations. Recently, voices in the Federation Council put forth a proposal to pull the ambassador from the USA. Allegedly, the Federation Council tasked its Foreign Affairs Committee with drafting a speech for President Putin where he’d call for the ambassador’s return. Slutsky said in an interview with Rossiya-24, “As of yet, Putin hasn’t made a final decision on the ambassador’s recall. However, he’ll make it later, it’s all up to him… the situation now is that we shouldn’t talk about a diplomatic break-up or a pause in our relations. Putin might recall the ambassador temporarily for consultations. The format of this move would be decided on the President and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MID), because it sets the course for our foreign policy”. Slutsky emphasised that it would be an “informed decision”, to show the USA that Russia regards the Ukrainian crisis as a “geopolitical struggle”. Slutsky accentuated, “We realise who’s pulling the strings, we’re clear on that, and that’s why we reacted the way that we did to the improper statement that the US President made about Russia ‘paying for its action in the Ukraine’”.

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US Senator John McCain released a statement following the announcement that the Russian Federation Council approved President Vladimir Putin’s proposal to use Russian armed forces to maintain peace and stabilise the situation in the Crimea. McCain expressed his predictable take on the issue with his usual anti-Russian rhetoric saying, “I’m deeply concerned that Russia’s ongoing military intervention in the Crimea may soon expand to the eastern Ukraine. Yesterday, President Obama said that Russia would face ‘costs’ if it intervened militarily in the Ukraine. It’s now essential for the President to articulate exactly what those costs will be and to take steps urgently to impose them”. He unreasonably accused Russia of contradicting its own “commitments to respect the Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity”, picturing Vladimir Putin as an “ambitious and aggressive” leader willing to intervene in the Ukraine even though “there’s a range of serious options at our disposal at this time without the use of military force”. In conclusion, he characterised the protection of Russian citizens who are under siege in Ukraine as “aggression” and in bellicose language urged President Obama to “rally our European and NATO allies to make clear what costs Russia will face for its aggression and to impose those consequences without further delay”.

Editor:

John McCain was a paid lobbyist for the Georgian government who winked at the Georgian bombardment of civilian neighbourhoods with Grad rockets in 2008. In other words, his shield isn’t clean at all. Note also that most Republicans share his ignorance and hatred. Caveat lector…

BMD

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A leader of the Ukrainian radical group Pravy Sektor (Right Sector), Dmitri Yarosh, posted a call on Right Sector’s page on the VKontakte social network for terrorist Doku Umarov to strike against Russia. Umarov is the most wanted criminal on Russia’s most wanted list.

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UNN reported that former Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Ogrizko believes that the Ukraine should immediately withdraw from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and restore its nuclear potential. Ogryiko said, “The first priority now is for an urgent emergency session of the Rada. When Ukraine gave away its nuclear arsenals it received guarantees of security in exchange, but now the countries that gave those guarantees have violated them. Now, the Ukraine should announce its withdrawal from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and urgently restore its nuclear cycle and manufacture of all the required components so that we’d be able to defend ourselves from aggressors”. He’s convinced that this step is certain to change the situation in the Crimea. Ogrizko also added that it’s essential to be able to defend oneself, and not only rely on foreign partners’ assistance and support.

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00 Yuliya Timoshenko. Playing Card. 23.02.14

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Konstantin Dolgov, MID Commissioner for Human Rights, said that Moscow expects a reaction from the West to the call of Dmitri Yarosh, a leader of the ultranationalist fascist organisation “Right Sector” and one of the Maidan ringleaders, for Chechen terrorist Doku Umarov to strike Russia. Dolgov posted on Twitter, “A Ukrainian Neo-fascist Yarosh called for Umarov’s help. Is the West relying on such ‘democrats?’ Will the local reaction follow?” Earlier, the MID repeatedly drew the attention of its Western partners to the extremist and ultranationalist slogans spouted by Maidan leaders and by those who came to power in the putsch.

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Russia might consider Aleksandr Turchinov a military criminal if he uses military force against the South and Eastern Ukraine and the Crimea. Previously, the Rada changed the constitution, making Rada Chairman Aleksandr Turchinov “interim president” until a presidential election on 25 May. Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich said that he remains the legitimate head of state, and what happened has all the hallmarks of a coup. Moscow believes that the legitimacy of Rada decisions is doubtful.

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On Sunday, Marina Soroka, a spokesman for the Fatherland Front posted on its website a denial of reports that former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yuliya Timoshenko intends to visit the Russian capital of Moscow, saying, “This is untrue. Yuliya Timoshenko is holding consultations with leaders of opposition political forces, representatives of state authorities and governmental officials in the Rada, debating settlement of a severe political situation”. Earlier, UNN reported that Timoshenko was going to Moscow.

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Ukrainian junta chieftain Aleksandr Turchinov placed the Ukrainian military on high alert in response to Russia’s possible military intervention in the Ukraine, saying, “All explanations about dangers to Russian citizens or Russian-speaking Ukrainians have been devised”. In another development in Kiev, Ukrainian “Prime Minister” Arseny Yatsenyuk said that he spoke with his Chairman of the RF Government Dmitri Medvedev, noting, “The government of the Ukraine will take every measure to ensure calm, order, and stability. We protect every citizen of Ukraine whether he speaks Ukrainian or Russian”, he said, adding that a Russian military invasion would be unacceptable. “An intervention will be the beginning of a war and the end of all ties”.

Editor:

The Ukraine has no money because the junta leaders and Yuliya looted what was there (take THAT, William Hague), and because the unrest they fomented upset normal revenue collection, ergo, that means that it has no real military power to speak of. I’d also see that units in the Ukraine have men from all over the country in them… that is, there are no purely Galician units to back up the putschists. The above are brave words uttered by a man who knows that he has nothing to back them with.

BMD

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On Saturday, Russian Permanent Representative to the UN Vitaly Churkin told reporters that a meeting of the UN Security Council on the Ukrainian situation can’t begin due to attempts of several countries to change the format of the meeting at the last moment. A diplomat from a Western country told reporters that several members of the UN Security Council called for making the meeting open and webcasting it. However, the Council reached no consensus on that proposal. Churkin said, “We’re prepared to have serious debates, but several members of the UN Security Council decided to change the format of a meeting at the last moment. One shouldn’t do this. Instead of getting down to business, we had this strange discussion”. Ambassadors of the 15 member-countries of the UN Security Council gathered for a meeting involving UN First Under-Secretary-General Jan Eliasson. Ukrainian Permanent Representative Yuri Sergeyev came to the session hall after that.

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President Yunus-bek Yevkurov of Ingushetia said that when Dmitri Yarosh, a leader of the so-called “Right Sector” in the Ukraine, appealed to North Caucasian bandit chieftain Doku Umarov, he confirmed that those on the Maidan in Kiev were just as much gangsters as are those found in the North Caucasus. He pointed up that such an appeal puts the Right Sector on a par with international terrorist organisations. He said that he was interested in the West’s response to this appeal because the West supports the putschists in the Ukraine. Yevkurov said that this appeal was no surprise for people in the North Caucasus and the Republic of Ingushetia. He said that his people would keep working as usual to solve economic and social problems, and carry out an active struggle against crime.

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Putin said to US President Obama that if the violence in the Ukraine and Crimea spreads, the Russian Federation reserves the right to protect its interests and the interests of Russian-speaking citizens.

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The Kremlin said that Putin raised concerns about “provocative criminal” actions by ultra-nationalists backed by the Ukrainian junta.

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The Kremlin press office reported that President Vladimir Putin, in a conversation with French President Francois Hollande, spoke about the real threat to the lives of Russian citizens and their compatriots in Ukraine. The service said, “At the request of M Hollande, President Putin shared his assessments of the crisis in the Ukraine. He also emphasised the presence of the real threat to the life of Russian citizens and their compatriots”.

1/2 March 2014

Voice of Russia World Service

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_01/Britain-summons-Russian-ambassador-to-register-concerns-on-Ukraine-8409/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_01/Russia-Air-Force-units-in-Central-Western-military-commands-placed-on-alert-1553/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_01/UN-has-no-comments-on-Russian-decision-to-send-armed-forces-to-Ukraine-8146/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_01/Tymoshenko-to-visit-Moscow-on-March-3-4954/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_01/Russia-not-recalling-ambassador-or-breaking-diplomatic-relations-with-US-0247/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_01/USs-McCain-slams-Russia-for-decision-to-use-troops-in-Crimea-0206/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_01/Ukraine-nationalist-leader-urges-top-terrorist-Umarov-to-act-against-Russia-6033/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_01/Ex-FM-recommends-Ukraine-to-become-nuclear-power-3447/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_01/Russia-expects-West-reaction-to-Ukranian-nationalists-call-for-terrorists-help-9605/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_02/Russia-to-consider-Turchinov-military-criminal-if-force-be-applied-against-Crimea-9960/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_02/Ukraine-oppositions-Batkivshchina-denies-Tymoshenkos-visit-to-Moscow-3707/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_02/Ukrainian-acting-president-raises-military-to-higher-level-of-alert-8979/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_02/UN-Security-Council-cant-debate-Ukraine-due-to-no-accord-on-meeting-format-8851/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_02/Ukraines-appeal-to-terrorist-Umarov-puts-Right-Sector-on-par-with-intl-terrorism-Yevkurov-8604/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_02/In-case-violence-spreads-to-Eastern-Ukraine-and-Crimea-Russia-has-right-to-defend-its-interests-Putin-to-Obama-1183/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_02/In-case-violence-spreads-to-Eastern-Ukraine-and-Crimea-Russia-has-right-to-defend-its-interests-Putin-to-Obama-1183/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_02/Putin-raised-concerns-about-provocative-criminal-actions-by-ultra-nationalists-backed-by-Ukraine-Kremlin-1068/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_02/There-is-real-threat-to-lives-of-Russian-citizens-in-Crimea-Putin-to-Hollande-7755/

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Wednesday, 26 February 2014

The Ukraine Not Able to Prosecute Yanukovich at ICC

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A spokesman for the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague said that the Ukraine couldn’t appeal to the ICC to prosecute former Ukrainian state figures, including Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, noting, “No country in the world has a right to ask the ICC to prosecute certain people”. Moreover, the ICC’s jurisdiction doesn’t cover the Ukraine because it hasn’t yet ratified the Rome Statute of the ICC. The spokesman observed, “Any country can decide to ratify the Rome Statute, which would give the ICC the opportunity to investigate cases that took place on the territory of the country anytime from 1 July 2002, when the document came into force. In any case, only the court’s prosecutor can decide whether there’s sufficient ground for conducting an investigation”. On Tuesday, the Rada approved a decision to appeal to the ICC to bring Viktor Yanukovich and other officials to justice “for crimes against humanity during peaceful protest rallies between 30 November 2013 and 22 February 2014”.

26 February 2014

Voice of Russia World Service

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_02_26/Ukraine-not-able-to-prosecute-Yanukovych-through-ICC-0130/

Editor’s Note:

If you wanted proof that the Timoshenko junta isn’t long for this world, this is it. You see, the ICC is a HIGHLY politicised body; in fact, it’s more of a political body than a real court. In other words, the ICC determined that the Timoshenko cabal wasn’t a legitimate government; they concluded that wasn’t long for this world. Ergo, the ICC wanted no part of this steaming meadow muffin. They sound so… miffed, don’t they? Eek! It might soil our white gloves! Go away! This is GOOD news… but the situation deteriorates hourly… no one, least of all me, has a handle on it all.  Stay tuned…

BMD

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Sunday, 10 November 2013

Dutch FM Timmermans Says Russian Gays Have No Grounds to Ask the Netherlands for Asylum

00 NO ASYLUM. 10.11.13

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Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans said that Russia isn’t prosecuting gays, so, they have no grounds to ask the Netherlands for asylum. Earlier, some media distributed a supposed statement by Timmermans, in which he allegedly said that the Russian law banning homosexual propaganda among minors violated the rights of sexual minorities, and might push Amsterdam to grant such people asylum. Timmermans told RIA-Novosti in an interview, “First of all, I never said this. I answered… parliamentary questions in written form. In my answer, I said, in general terms, it didn’t pertain to Russia specifically, that if someone prosecutes homosexuals, they’re in a position to ask asylum in the Netherlands. At this stage, Russia isn’t prosecuting homosexuals, so, there’s no ground for asylum in the Netherlands. It was a generic answer to a generic question; I didn’t specifically aim it at Russia. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to clarify this, because I was very sorry that it created the impression that I directed it at Russia. I didn’t”.

Russia recently adopted an anti-gay propaganda law. The Kremlin maintains that the legislation has the sole purpose of protecting children; it doesn’t discriminate against homosexuals or prevent adults from making their own sexual choices. Critics insist that the law fuelled a wider crackdown on homosexuality in Russian society. Recently, relations between Russia and the Netherlands soured over a few issues, including the arrest of a Russian diplomat in The Hague, and Russia’s seizure of a Dutch-registered Greenpeace icebreaker.

10 November 2013

RIA-Novosti

http://en.ria.ru/politics/20131110/184626660/Dutch-FM-Says-Gays-Not-Persecuted-in-Russia.html

Editor’s Note:

M Timmermans puts it succinctly… “At this stage, Russia isn’t prosecuting homosexuals, so, there’s no ground for asylum in the Netherlands”. That’s the truth of the matter. Shall it shut up the homosexual activists and their fellow travellers? It won’t… but it remains the truth. You choose who you want to believe… the activists or M Timmermans. It IS up to you in the end…

M Timmermans is from the Dutch Labour Party (PvdA), that is, he’s a moderate leftist. The Left is NOT in favour of social anarchy and license… the right lies when it accuses us of such.

BMD

 

Friday, 18 October 2013

18 October 2013. Sergei Yolkin’s World. Events of the Week in Cartoons by Sergei Yolkin: 14-18 October 2013

00 Sergei Yolkin. Events of the Week in Cartoons by Sergei Yolkin. 14-18 October 2013. 2013

Events of the Week in Cartoons by Sergei Yolkin: 14-18 October 2013

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Sergei Yolkin looks at some of the events of the week: the USA teetered on the verge of a financial precipice, the court sentenced Navalny to probation, and burglars nicked stuff from a Russian diplomat’s home in The Hague.

18 October 2013

Sergei Yolkin

RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/caricature/20131018/971061836.html

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