Voices from Russia

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Russian Brass Sez the Ukraine Received No New Buk Missiles Since 1991

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Editor:

Note well that Russia, a legitimate state actor, wasn’t part of this “investigation”. On the other hand, the illegitimate and illegal American-installed Ukrainian junta was part of it. That means that the “findings” were American-manufactured rubbish. After all, the Yanks do like sabotaging airliners, don’t they?

BMD

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On Friday, the Minoborony Rossii said in an official statement:

Since the moment the USSR ceased to exist in 1991 and the split of the military equipment that followed, the Ukraine, which then obtained about 20 Buk SAM battalions, hasn’t received a single new air defence missile.

On 24 May, the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) formed by Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands, and the Ukraine published an interim report of its probe into the MH17 disaster over Ukraine in 2014. The investigators claimed that the launcher that fired the missile might have been from Russia’s 53 Air Defence Brigade stationed near Kursk. The Minoborony Rossii dismissed all JIT charges to this effect, saying that not a single air defence system of the Russian forces ever crossed the Russian-Ukrainian border. It also stated that it provided exhaustive evidence to the Dutch authorities concerned to prove unequivocally that Ukrainian Buk crews were responsible for shooting down the passenger plane.

25 May 2018

TASS

http://tass.com/world/1006378

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26 May 2018. As Seen By Vitaly Podvitsky… You Shall Not Pass!

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The Ukrainian leadership decided to block several media outlets, including RIA Novosti Ukraine and Sputnik, as part of Kiev’s anti-Russian sanctions. Per a new set of punitive measures against Russia, Kiev blocked access to россиясегодня.рф, Sputniknews.com, Ria.ru, Rsport.ria.ru, 1prime.ru, and realty.ria.ru for Ukrainian users. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed outrage over this move and described it as an “act of political censorship”. Earlier this month, the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) broke into the offices of RIA Novosti Ukraine in Kiev, arresting the agency’s head, Kirill Vyshinsky, on charges of treason.

24 May 2018

Sputnik International

https://sputniknews.com/cartoons/201805241064800865-ukraine-media-outlets-block/ 

Saturday, 28 April 2018

28 April 2018. The American Record of FAILURE Against Russia

DNR soldier holding up an American MRE pack captured in Debaltsevo… the mortar-location radars and anti-tank weapons went to Russia for examination.

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May Day 2015 in Donetsk… America’s intervention DEEPENED the commitment to the Soviet legacy; it didn’t supplant it.

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You hear much rot from Americans that “Russia needs to change its ways”. They act as though they’re the uncontested global hegemon. Nothing is further from the truth.

Let’s start with 2008… the USA used its puppet-state client Georgia to attack Russian forces in South Ossetia. That war started with a surprise Grad bombardment of the Ossetian capital, Tskhinval, at 2200 in the evening. The Georgians learned well from their American mentors. The American way of war is to strike civilians in preference to dealing with a state’s military forces. Of course, they use “remote means” such as aircraft, missiles, and drones… since they don’t face their victims, you see, it makes it less culpable (in their eyes, that is). Most Americans aren’t as honest as Curtis LeMay, who admitted that if the USA had lost World War II, he would’ve faced trial as a war criminal.

The South Ossetia War ended in disaster for the USA. Russia didn’t call up any reserves; it used two divisions in the Caucasus and two airborne divisions from the strategic reserve to rout the Georgians. Another opening act of the war was an attack on the Roki Tunnel, a transportation bottleneck. Russian regular forces smashed American special oppers disguised as PMC mercs. In fact, the Russian advance to Gori chased the US “advisors” to the Georgians out of their lair, leading to a treasure trove of intel falling into Russian hands (the Russian advance was so swift, the Yanks had to abandon everything, including their computers). The USA bleated that the Russians got nothing of value, but the photographic evidence belied that.

What did Russia do? It didn’t boast. Instead, Russian commentators noted all the problems that surfaced in the operation. This was wrong, that needed repair, and they needed to put this other right. There was no American-style chest-beating and posturing. Russia simply buckled down to work on correcting what it saw as mistakes. After all, the USA and its proxies threaten Russia; it doesn’t have the luxury of secure borders, as the USA has.

In 2014, the USA fomented a coup in the Ukraine. The point of this was not only to put a lickspittle puppet client regime in place in Kiev; it was to seize the Russian naval base at Sevastopol, which controls the Black Sea. In fact, the latter objective was far more important than the former one. The USA managed to put its clients in power in Kiev. However, the Ukraine has been a somewhat lawless anarchic entity since its formation in 1991. The Autonomous Republic of the Crimea and Lugansk and Donetsk Oblasts resisted the coup plotters and their pseudo-government. These three areas were the strongest supporters of the Party of Regions and the KPU, two political entities banned by the American puppet junta. In addition, the Crimea had only been part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic since 1954; it was in the RSFSR before that… it’s never been “Ukrainian”. Therefore, it surprised no one but the ignorant that these three entities refused to obey the illegal authorities installed by the Americans.

The new junta proved itself ineffectual. It couldn’t call the many thousands of reservists to the colours. It didn’t… perhaps, because it couldn’t. Unconfirmed reports indicate that hackers fucked up the Voenkom (military conscription body) computer system… a report that seems true, considering the chaotic recruiting situation since the coup. Russia sent no troops to the Crimea. It had no need, the forces onsite proved sufficient to the task. Indeed, most of the Ukrainian troops cowered in their barracks… if they didn’t rally to Russia outright (as did the commander of the Ukrainian Navy, Admiral Berezovsky). After the initial stages, Russia sent the Ukrainian soldiers home with money in their pockets (if they didn’t choose to rally to Russia… most did). There was no combat whatsoever. To put it short, the USA failed in its main objective of dislodging the Black Sea Fleet from its main and most important base. That is, the coup was a failure insofar as attacking Russia went. That’s the real reason for the sanctions… the USA hates it when another power either defeats it or stymies it. The Cubans know all about that.

Now, the Americans wanted to crush the patriotic elements in the new Donetsk Peoples Republic (DNR) and Lugansk Peoples Republic (LNR). The new American plan was to seize the Donetsk airport and fly in junta troops stiffened by American special oppers (again, disguised as PMC mercs, a common Langley ruse). Scratch local forces and Cossacks checked the junta troops tasked with taking the airport. As they couldn’t prevail, the USA fed in “mercs”… this didn’t turn the tide, as the Peoples Republic forces had high morale, motivation, and cohesion (they were fighting for hearth and home, after all, and knew that the Galician Uniate nationalist pigs wanted to kill them). Then, the USA did something abysmally stupid. The only other NATO state willing to help in the American operation was Poland. That caused an uproar in the LNR and the DNR… it was 1612 all over again. The battle at the airport ended in total victory for the DNR forces. It was hard-fought and bloody, but the Americans and Poles, along with their clueless Galician allies, had to abandon the airport and its environs. Another American plan bit the dust!

Then, the American plan was to help the junta forces defeat the patriot forces in a battle around Debaltsevo. The USA trained its lackeys… but it proved ineffectual. Whenever the Galicians ran into serious opposition, they’d resort to frontal attacks, leading to horrific casualties. They were also inert, showing no aptitude for mobile operations. They sat in isolated pockets; the DNR forces defeated them in detail, as the junta forces laid still in stunned cowardice, refusing to withdraw to safety. Did they tell the junta troops that the Americans would rescue them? Perhaps, but we have no evidence that the USA planned such. Rather, I think that the Americans decided to cut their losses and let their allies rot… it’s what they did in China and Vietnam, after all. Like South Ossetia, Debaltsevo was a treasure chest of intel; much of the matériel sent to the junta troops ended up in the hands of the DNR forces, who sent them off to Moscow.

Today, the USA makes Sturm und Drang… but do look at the record. It doesn’t do well against Russia. It simply lacks the ground forces necessary (it isn’t and wasn’t ever a “hyperpower”). If it were to use NATO allies to make up its lack of ground forces, it’d either lead to stiffening Russian resolve (if Germany or Poland came in) or to having half-hearted ineffectual allies holding the flanks. Remember, Romania, Hungary, and Italy held the Wehrmacht’s flanks and failed… their grandsons would do no better (like their grandfathers did, they well understand that this isn’t their war and they’d crumble at the first serious push).

Mike Pompeo is a self-important overconfident asshole, full of braggadocio. Does he believe the drivel that he spouts? I don’t know… neither does anyone else. If he does believe it, we’re in for “interesting times”, and you know what the Chinese mean by that.

BMD

Thursday, 26 April 2018

26 April 2018. “Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the USA” Issues Delusionary Statement

This action may mean that the USA is losing in the Ukraine and is trying desperately to recover the situation. It seems ill-considered and hasty. Remember… Bart is a lapdog of Langley… look at the above image…

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Read this. This means that Bart may grant “autocephaly” to the uncanonical UPTs-KP. Bart is a creature of the American special services… the Ecumenical Patriarchate has been such ever since the CIA toppled Patriarch Emmanuel Vaportzis in 1948, as Patriarch Emmanuel was a socialist and an opponent of the American-fomented “Cold War” (the USA replaced him with the reliable lickspittle American Archbishop Athenagoras Spyrou). The Yanks may be planning something… remember, the fascist collaborator Galician Uniates and “Orthodox” have been on the Langley dole since the end of World War II. The fascist spymaster Gehlen brought them into the American service when he flipped sides in 1945… they served the German fascists loyally, they’ve been loyal running dogs for the American capitalists… no difference, really, is there?

This is absolute delusionary rubbish. This isn’t only a danger to the Ukraine and its loyal Orthodox Christians (85 percent of whom remain true to the canonical UPTs-MP), it’s a danger to the unity of the Orthodox Church. Not only is this disastrous in Church terms, it means that in secular terms, the USA is upping the ante in its gambit to take over the Ukraine and use it as a springboard to threaten Russia. I’d point up that this is laying the groundwork for a repeat of 1612 and 1709… both Poland and Sweden wanted to use traitorous elements in Malorossiya to attack Russia. The Hapsburgs wanted to use this scenario against Russia in the 19th and 20th centuries. That died with the end of the Dual Monarchy in 1918… then, as now, the Uniates were the main collaborator with the Westerners (the so-called “Ukrainian Orthodox” are mostly drawn from the same Galician cohort). One of my interlocutors put it this way:

This is beyond bullshit. Tony Scharba and his fake church would be a joke if this didn’t have serious ramifications.

This is beyond delusion… it’s a sign that things aren’t getting any better. It’s why the mood in Moscow is “grim” (how my local contacts put it). The mood isn’t depressed, it isn’t scared, it isn’t bitter… my contacts say “grim”… that is, serious… a sense of foreboding… but not yet a crisis, not yet an actual conflict, yet, the possibility of untoward events is too high for comfort. This has ramifications far beyond its religious setting. It’s a deliberate provocation and an increase in American aggression on Russia. The times are “grim”… my Russian interlocutors are right. I have no idea how this is going to end… no one does. In religious terms, it could end with a schism in the Orthodox Church at large and it could lead to the rupture of the union between the ROCOR and the Mother Church (the appointment of the CIA lickspittle Webster to the J’ville seminary doesn’t give much hope, does it?). In secular terms, it means that the USA may cross the line, which would force Russia’s hand.

As I say, this is a volatile situation. Bart was reckless in doing this. It sets up such an unstable situation, both religious and secular, that no one can really chart a reliable course. May God have mercy on us.

BMD

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