Voices from Russia

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Russia Fed Up with Western Boorishness

00 Tyagnibok and Nuland. 22.03.14

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It hasn’t been that long after the burial of the victims of the Maidan (the traditional forty days haven’t passed), but the supporters of the Kiev junta and biased Western “experts” already are rewriting the recent history of the Ukrainian tragedy. They’re doing it without any regard to the generally known facts and witnesses. What myths circulate in the information war?

First Myth: President Viktor Yanukovich is illegitimate

British political scientist and researcher of fascism Roger Griffin considered the issue of Yanukovich’s legitimacy in simple terms, “From the moment when he ordered security forces to open fire against demonstrators, he ceased to be the legitimate president. Then, he fled the country, creating a so-called power vacuüm”.Firstly, they’ve often opened fire on protestors in the USA, but no president became illegitimate because of it. During an operation ordered by US President Bill Clinton in 1993, federal agents burned a religious community in Waco TX and shot the inhabitants; 79 people, including three children, died. Secondly, Yanukovich gave the opposite order… not to open fire, which is why he’s now in hiding. Thirdly, President Yanukovich didn’t flee, he went on a business trip to Kharkov, and he probably has supporting documents that he could present to a court.

Second Myth: The oppositionist takeover wasn’t a coup

Griffin said, “Yanukovich’s lavish lifestyle (reminiscent of Ceaușescu), his regime’s corruption, and his inability to solve problems in a democratic way and find compromises took away his legitimacy and provoked the seizure of power by the opposition”. However, the Ukrainian people elected Yanukovich and the world recognised the election results. There was no impeachment procedure as laid down in the Constitution of the country, including the Constitution of 2004. Therefore, his removal from power was illegitimate.

Third Myth: Russian citizens in Ukraine aren’t threatened

The US ambassador to the UN Samantha Power said, “There’s no evidence that ethnic Russians are in danger. In contrast, the new Ukrainian government gives priority to reconciliation in the country and allow participation by all political forces in its life {is that why the junta turned over kids’ summer camps to neofascists to train terrorists? Is that why the junta gaols the patriotic opposition?: editor}. President Turchinov {the junta chieftain: editor} made clear his opposition to any restrictions on the Russian language”. However, the President isn’t the legislature, and the Rada hasn’t annulled the law on the so-called de-Russification of the Ukraine. Now, let’s talk about threats. Blogger Arseny Avakov (also known as the junta’s head of the MVDU), the next day, admitted that order in Kiev “was in unprecedented disorder”. It turns out, that in the capital and its suburbs, groups of people in masks, helmets, armed with batons, firearms, and other weapons roam the streets. They identify themselves as the “Right Sector“, “Left Wing”, “Svoboda”, and “Self-Defence of the Maidan”. They act without warrant, stopping and checking everyone who looks suspicious to them, making decisions based on “revolutionary expediency”. As a result, one sees cases of arson, looting, and robbery. What “revolutionary expediency” means is clear… as one could see from the actions of Sashko Bily (“White Al” in peasant dialect), who received a Ukrainian medal from Yushchenko for killing Russian soldiers in Chechnya.

Fourth Myth: Ukrainians should integrate Russians

Griffin said, “Integrating Russian-speaking Ukrainians in the nation is a very important task that must also be addressed through democratic dialogue and through democratic structures (as was the case with French-speakers in the Valle d’Aosta Special Region in Italy)”, demonstrating a complete ignorance of history and detachment from reality. In fact, the Ukrainian nation as a concept came to life because of Soviet nationality policy. Andrei Marchukov (Kandidat Historical Sciences; Institute of Russian History (IRI RAN)) said, “Historically, it’s correct to speak about Great Russians in relation to current Russians and Rusins, and about Little Russians in relation to those now called Ukrainians. Even after Rus split into sovereign principalities, a cultural, political, religious, and ideational consensus remained. It remained strong for several centuries, until the 15th century. From the late 15th to the early 16th century, the branches began to diverge gradually… into West-Russian and East-Russian branches… but in the context of an all-Russian culture, an all-Russian Weltanschauung. It developed in both parts of divided Russia… both in Russia under Moscow, and in the Western Russian lands absorbed first by Lithuania, and then by the Polish-Lithuanian Rzeczpospolita. This all-Russian consciousness had a basis in literature from Western Russia… mostly polemical church literature there… and upon political treatises written in Muscovite Russia. This all-Russian consciousness allowed the holding of the Pereyaslavskaya Rada. Lenin propagated a division between Russian and Ukrainians, the Belovezhskie Accords consolidated it”.

Fifth Myth: Russia is the aggressor as it occupied the Crimea

Here’s an excerpt from a US Embassy in Moscow statement, “Russian troops moved out of their bases to seize political objectives and infrastructure in the Crimea”. Let’s write it off to due to their ignorance. For example, a Euronews correspondent asked a soldier in an unmarked uniform, “Who are you?” He answered, “I’m Russian”. The clueless Western correspondent concluded, “Oh, you’re from Russia!” He had no idea that this is how Crimeans refer to themselves. According to Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, “Publication of photos and videos showing military equipment with Russian military plates is a provocation”. Commenting on a video where soldiers said that they were Russians, Shoigu said, “This is complete nonsense”. Russian troops are present in Crimea not only in the military contingent based in Sevastopol, but also in other locations, according to earlier agreements between the Ukraine and Russia.

Sixth Myth: The junta in Kiev is democratic, there are no fascists in it, the Rada functions normally

The US Embassy website said, “The Rada is the most representative governmental body in the Ukraine, and recent legislation passed with overwhelming majorities, including from representatives of the eastern Ukraine” {but they’re silent about the deputies kept out of the house and the Euromaidan thugs who “keep order”: editor}. However, the Euromaidan mob is in real power; we described their outrageous actions in previous paragraphs. Mikhail Dobkin, the Chairman of the Kharkov Oblast State Administration, said at a meeting of deputies of all levels from the south-eastern oblasts and the Crimea, “As for the Rada, Party of Regions People’s Deputies vote ‘the Euromaidan line’ as the mob threatens their lives or the lives of their families”. Vadim Kolesnichenko, a Party of Regions People’s Deputy said, “They torch houses, they burn cars, and they take family members as hostages. They hold deputies and their children hostage at gunpoint and threaten to cut them to pieces if the deputies protest”. Furthermore, even the BBC reported “fascist patrols” in the streets of Kiev, publishing video clips from there.

Seventh Myth: International law doesn’t allow the use of force in response to regional authorities

Norwegian political scientist Bernd Nystad said, “It’s odd that when the West goes against these (international) rules, then, that’s fine and good, but when Russia does it, it’s illegal aggression. In my opinion, this is double standards. If the local authorities call on the Russian authorities and say that for us, the situation is very difficult for us, extremists are trying to organise a local orange revolution, in my opinion, this is an emergency. In this situation, I think that Russia has the right to bring in its troops and it should do it”. However, the main objection is that Russia hasn’t applied force, and if it does do so, not at the request of the regional authorities, but at the request of the legitimate president, Yanukovich, the West would consider it illegitimate (see the First Myth). The unfortunate loop of misunderstanding goes on.

11 March 2014

Lyuba Lulko

Pravda.Ru      

http://www.pravda.ru/world/formerussr/ukraine/07-03-2014/1197564-ukrain-0/

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Sunday, 23 March 2014

Odessa and Donetsk See Protests… More Ukie Grunts Rally to Russia… The Ukraine May Introduce New Currency to Enrich the Fatcats and Fuck the People

00 Donetsk. Ukraine. 23.03.14

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Republic of Crimea (RK) cops inspected a Ukrainian military base due to reports of unidentified intruders from outside the area being there. A police source said that they received intel from various sources that a group of unidentified people arrived from the Ukraine to a Ukrainian military base in Belbek. To check this information, RK cops searched the grounds of the base for intruders and unauthorised weapons. Afterwards, the cops attempted to contact the base command, but it provoked a conflict. However, there were no injuries. During the scuffle, some unidentified intruders hiding on the base left the grounds by a side checkpoint. Cops are trying to find out how many intruders there were and where they came from.

Editor:

This smells like an attempted infiltration of Galician Uniate terrorists. The history of the Banderovtsy proves that one has to take such a threat seriously. You can’t negotiate with such bandits… you have to kill them on sight. Otherwise, they cause untold damage and mayhem.

BMD

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On Saturday night, traffic from the RK to the Ukraine re-opened, but vehicles moved slowly through the border due to gruelling inspections by Ukrainian border officials. The queue stretched for more than half a kilometre (0.3 miles) from a checkpoint near Armyansk on the Perekop Isthmus of, a narrow strip of land that connects the Crimean peninsula to the Ukraine. Early on Saturday, the Ukrainians closed their border with the RK. The commander of an RK Berkut unit guarding the border said, “Traffic was blocked for several hours by the Ukrainians for unknown reasons. It re-opened on Saturday evening”.

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Public organisations in Odessa shall hold a march titled “Not a Step Back!” against political repression in the Ukraine and against the illegal putsch against President Yanukovich on Sunday. A main demand of the protesters is the release of Anton Davidchenko, the leader of Narodnaya Alternativa (People’s Alternative), a coordinating body of local groups against the junta. The SBU arrested him; the protestors demand not only his release, but also that the junta end its repression of other activists charged with working against the Ukrainian state {actually, they’re against a Galician Uniate/schismatic Orthodox takeover of the central state apparat, with a consequent repression of the Russian Orthodox population: editor}.

In recent days, the junta increased reprisals and provocations against protest leaders in Odessa. Therefore, the people of Odessa believed that they must take to the streets and show that Odessa isn’t going to surrender. Their aim is to prove that arrests won’t stop the people of Odessa from fighting for their lawful rights. Key demands are that the authorities hold a referendum on federalising the Ukraine, give the Russian language official status, and change the course of the Ukraine’s foreign policy away from the EU and NATO. Local Euromaidan supporters asked a court to forbid the march, but the court rejected the demands of pro-junta pro-Western elements. Thousands of people gather in Odessa every weekend to support the above-mentioned demands. More than 10,000 people took to the streets last Sunday, 16 March. They carried huge flags of the Ukraine, Russia, and Crimea chanting, “Referendum! Ukraine and Russia Together! Fascism Will Not Pass! Odessa is a Russian City!” They demanded that the junta stop its misinformation campaign in the local press, end pressure on television channels supporting pro-Russian patriot elements, and allow the rebroadcast of Russian TV programmes.

Editor:

Odessa isn’t the only place where the junta practises repression worse than that found in later Sov times. One of the worst places is Carpatho-Russia, where no news comes out except pro-junta pabulum, which isn’t good. Fr Dmitri Sidor, the most outspoken Rusin leader, dropped out of sight after a kangaroo court trial by the junta. No one knows anything about his whereabouts. I fear the worst… the best is that the Svoboda pigs only tortured him… the worst is that they killed him for courageously standing against Galician Uniatism.

By the way, most nationally conscious Rusin people resent the label “Ukrainian”. This is a good time for an excursus into “Carpatho-Russian”… I needed a plausible reason to bring it up. “Rusin” is the correct transliteration of Русин, not “Rusyn”; the latter is a backwoods Uniate innovation. Rusins are a separate, distinct, yet united part of the all-Russian nationality. They are plankowners of Holy Rus along with Great Russians, Little Russians, White Russians, and all the other Russian Orthodox peoples. They go back to the beginning; they were part of the Kievan Rus proto-Russian state. They are NOT “non-Russian”. To be RUSSIAN, one needn’t be Great Russian only. The Uniates and their Western backers dismiss and denigrate Rusin Russophiles by claiming that the term “Russky” applies ONLY to Great Russians.

In the American diaspora, Schmemann introduced the Uniate/papist label of “Rusyn” for Carpatho-Russians. Thus, in his eyes (and in the eyes of his besotted acolytes), they weren’t RUSSIAN. This flies in the face of history, Rusin self-identity, and reality. Look at the older OCA church cornerstones and tombstones… they show an all-Russian consciousness… certainly not “Moskal”, Byelorussian, Siberian, or Ukrainian… but Carpatho-RUSSIAN. Unfortunately, one sees the offensive and incorrect term “Rusyn” in ROCOR websites and articles. This may be a result of sucking up to SVS… one of the negative results of the ’07 reconciliation. We need to support our Orthodox brethren in Podkarpatskaya Rus… we shouldn’t give aid and comfort to their Uniate repressors (who are fanatical supporters of the putschist junta in Kiev). Pass the word about Fr Dmitri’s disappearance… it puts the lie to all the junta’s claims of normality and legitimacy.

BMD

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00 ukrainian grynia. 23.03.14

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An interesting letter appeared on the internet the other day, it was a private letter from an employee with Giesecke und Devrient, a München-based banknote printing firm. They warned their Ukrainian relatives about the impending collapse of the Ukrainian financial system. It seems that the National Bank of Ukraine, following Arseny Yatsenyuk’s “government” into a radiant future, decided to do away with the Ukrainian national currency, the gryvnia.

Translation of the letter:

Dear Emma,

Mother and I are very worried about you. Is your family all right? How are the kids? Why are you staying away from Skype contacts? Here, the media are saying awful things about the Ukraine, we don’t understand anything, and the future is vague. We know that you have a business there, but please, for our sake, try to persuade your husband to come and stay with us in München, at least for a short time. We can send the boys to a local school, fortunately, Martha is still teaching, so we won’t have to worry about you. Let us know as soon as you make up your minds. Please, don’t play a waiting game. In any case, be sure to get rid of grynias in cash and convert your bank accounts to euros, it looks like Yatsenyuk will soon make gryvnias useless paper. We had an urgent commission at Giesecke und Devrient from the National Bank of the Ukraine to develop a design for a new currency unit. It’d have the same name, gryvnia, but on a different standard. Actually, it’s an imitation euro. We’re working at full speed because they want sketches of the notes in a week. I’m afraid that you’ll soon be able to send your current money to a museum.

Your Albert

Incidentally, Giesecke und Devrient is rather well-known for developing banknote designs and putting them into production. This wasn’t the end of it, the woman’s husband appealed to the Rada for explanations. Moreover, in addition to his e-mail letter, the man posted sketches of new banknotes that his German relative had sent to his wife. Of course, the Rump Rada ignored the awkward question. However, the website of the Lvov Bank posted a warning. Starting with 1 June 2014, due to changing monetary policy of the National Bank of the Ukraine, bank departments won’t accept gryvnia banknotes of older design. Sometime later, they deleted the notification, but a bad aftertaste remained.

To sum up, one could say that the latest national revolution successfully ended with a huge bonanza for the oligarchs achieved through a straightforward robbery of ordinary people. We have a feeling that the gryvnia will die quietly. At least, there’s not a word of it in the media, so it’s reasonable to suppose that people would face the need to exchange their gryvnias for the new currency at an extortionate rate, suddenly, without warning. In this way, the junta will try to erase their domestic debt. We know at whose expense.

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Sources at Simferopol airport told Kryminform that passenger flights between Moscow and Simferopol are longer, given adjustments in the flight route. Previously, a flight from Moscow to Simferopol took about 90 minutes; now, flight time may exceed 2.5 hours. Our source said, “Passenger planes no longer enter Ukrainian airspace; they fly via Rostov-on-Don and Anapa, over the Black Sea”. Previously, flights between Moscow and Simferopol would proceed via Dnepropetrovsk and Kharkov. On Saturday, a flight attendant on a Russian airliner that carried Moscow reporters said, “Now, we brief passengers before the flight on how to use lifejackets, given that the planes fly over the sea”. Sources in air traffic control services confirmed reports that passenger flight routes to Simferopol use different paths. Our source noted, “Now, Moscow airliners are guided by air traffic controllers of the Rostov-on-Don air zone”, adding that the flight time increased. He said that after the RK rejoined Russia, the authorities reclassified flights between Moscow and the RK as domestic routes.

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MasterCard and Visa reversed their decision to cut off online services for payment transactions for clients of SMP Bank, controlled by brothers Arkady and Boris Rotenberg, both of whom are on the list of Russian officials subjected to American sanctions over the Crimea. SMP Bank’s co-owner Yuri Kovalchuk is also on the American sanctions list of 20 Russians announced on Thursday. The same day, Visa and MasterCard stopped serving clients of SMP Bank and another Russian bank, Rossiya. MasterCard reversed this decision in the late hours of Saturday and Visa made the decision on Sunday morning. On Sunday, a SMP Bank statement by CEO Dmitri Kalantyrsky said, “By now, card serviceability for the bank’s MasterCard holders is fully restored. Transactions for Visa card holders will resume within hours. We’re glad that the world’s largest international payment networks heeded our arguments and reversed their decision to suspend transactions”. After the cards were blocked, holders couldn‘t use them to pay for goods and services and withdraw cash abroad. Card holders could only receive cash on their cards in the bank’s offices and ATMs and in the ATMs of the Unified Settlement System. The bank said, “Thus, the payment systems admitted their wrong actions about SMP Bank, whose cards were blocked after the USA imposed sanctions on the main shareholders of the bank”.

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The Slavutich, a Crimea-based Ukrainian Navy command and control ship, raised the Russian flag following talks on Saturday night. An ITAR-TASS correspondent reported from Sevastopol, “There wasn’t any attack. The Slavutich raised the [Russian] flag and the crew came ashore”. There’s a special centre in Sevastopol where Ukrainian servicemen can register, receive 2,000 gryvnias in cash, and then choose whether they want to leave for the Ukraine, join the Russian Armed Forces, or quit military service altogether. Earlier, the anti-submarine ships Ternopol and Khmelnitsky and a number of light missile attack craft and support vessels raised the Russian flag. There are no-Ukrainian-flagged warships in Sevastopol now. On Sunday, a Minoborony source told Interfax that, as of 22 March, 189 Ukrainian military units, bases, and naval craft deployed in the Crimea raised the Russian flag, saying, “Solemn Russian flag-raising ceremonies with the Russian national anthem were held in those army garrisons”.

Editor:

Russia said, “Do youse guys want a four-fold increase in pay?” Ura! Russia said, “Do youse guys actually want to get your pay, not have it stolen by oligarchs and their toadies?” URA! Russia said, “Do youse guys want to be free of threats of violence and worse from the thuggish minions of the junta?” URA!

In short, Russia’s offer was one that nearly all normal people would respond to with alacrity. No… Russian army pay ain’t princely… but it’s a hell of a lot more than what the junta’s offering (and that’s gonna go down if the IMF has its way). Furthermore, the authorities actually pay it out… Russian corruption is only a “number 4” in comparison to Ukrainian corruption, which is a perfect “number 10” (right up there with the US Congress, I might add). The Ukie grunts thought it a good deal… and it was. Betcha that they passed the jug for an old school “smoke n’ joke” afterwards. Gotta wet down a deal, dontcha know, or it won’t stay stuck…

BMD

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About 1,500 people with Russian flags lowered the Ukrainian flag from the flagpole near the Donetsk Gorsoviet building and raised the Russian flag instead, chanting “Russia” and “Berkut”. Police cordoned off the building itself. Previously, the same protesters picketed the Donetsk Oblast administration building, demanding the release of “Peoples’ Governor” Pavel Gubaryov.

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Thousands of Odessans protested today against the Ukrainian coup d’état and the political repression that followed. They brought Ukrainian, Russian, and Crimean flags, chanting “Ukraine and Russia stand together”, “Odessa is a Russian city”, “Odessa is against Nazis and oligarchs”, “Odessa, give Banderovtsy the bum’s rush”, “Referendum”. Davidchenko’s mother spoke at the rally and urged Ukrainian mothers not to let their sons “join the criminal war that the nationalists and oligarchs who seized power in Kiev are trying to unleash upon the fraternal Slavic peoples in the interests of their Western backers”. Odessa Gorsoviet member Sergei Bovbolan said, “The authorities in Kiev shout about war with Russia, but in fact they’re at war with their own people. The majority of Ukrainians don’t support their policies, but Kiev prefers to ignore the opinion of the people, resorting to repression instead”. Odessa Gorsoviet member Grigori Kvasnyuk said, “Bandits came to power in the Ukraine. It’s useless to complain to the Genprokurator, he’s from the Svoboda party, even the European Parliament says not to coöperate with them. I blame what happened in the Crimea on the present authorities in Kiev, who continue to do everything possible to split the Ukraine”.

Rostislav Barda, the leader of the Soprotivlenie (Resistance) faction, said, “We’ll conduct marches every Sunday to remind people about our constitutional right to peaceful assembly and local referendums. We don’t organize clashes; we don’t kill policemen and government officials, as the Nazis did in the western regions and in Kiev. Nevertheless, those who usurped power in the Ukraine unleashed repressions against us, with the tacit approval of Western politicians. If they don’t release our colleagues and if repressions continue, we’ll keep picketing and holding peaceful protests. We’ll not use extremist methods, so as not to give them the opportunity to strike at us”.

At that moment, a column of thousands of demonstrators went through the main streets of the city. They picketed the Polish consulate, to remind them of the Volyn massacre, during which the Banderovtsy murdered tens of thousands of Poles. The procession also intends to picket the Oblast Genprokuratura, to give a petition with their demands. The demonstration was peaceful, despite accusations by the junta that the organisers allegedly intended to attack military units and raise a rebellion. To counteract this, more roadblocks appeared on the border with Moldova and Transnistria, with armed police and Euromaidan militants. Euromaidan militants in Odessa held their own rally today, attended only by 200 people, giving the Oblast Genprokuratura “blacklist”. It had the names of those the terrorists wanted arrested, including a former Oblast governor, his deputies and assistants, and the chairman of the local journalists’ union. It also included the names of those who organised the Kulikovo Field Square gathering, to gain signatures for a referendum on federalisation of the Ukraine, the official status of the Russian language, and steering Ukrainian foreign policy away from NATO and the EU. Rallies in support of this occur in Odessa every weekend.

Editor:

Right now, the Russian-speaking population (the majority in the Ukraine) asks for federalisation of authority. If that doesn’t happen, well, there’s always Russia, if the government won’t stop pandering to Galician Uniate extremist terrorists. After all, normal people don’t put up terrorists as exemplars and role models as the Galicians do.

BMD

23 March 2014

Voice of Russia World Service

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_23/Crimean-law-enforcers-inspecting-military-unit-for-Ukrainian-arrivals-8462/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_23/Traffic-reopens-but-cars-lining-up-after-Ukraine-closed-border-with-Crimea-6215/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_23/Residents-of-Ukraines-city-of-Odessa-to-rally-against-political-reprisals-1243/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_23/Ukraines-National-Bank-may-get-rid-of-hryvna-to-stuff-regime-coffers-6169/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_23/Flights-from-Moscow-to-Crimea-capital-bypass-Ukraine-become-longer-9259/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_23/MasterCard-Visa-resume-services-for-Russia-s-SPN-Bank-clients-despite-US-sanctions-6737/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_23/Ukraine-s-Slavutich-command-ship-flies-Russian-flag-0939/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_23/Protesters-hoisting-Russian-flag-on-City-Council-building-in-Donetsk-1259/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_23/Thousands-of-Odessites-protest-against-coup-detat-and-political-repressions-in-Ukraine-7668/

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Ukrainian Servicemen Rally to Russia… Junta Gives Right Sector Kid’s Camps to Use as Training Grounds… East Ukrainians Demand Referendum

00 Crimean referendum 01. 16.03.14

Russia stands for democracy… the junta and the USA stand for violent repression of democracy… any questions?

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Defence Minister Army General Sergei Shoigu allowed personnel of a Ukrainian airborne unit who said that they’d like to return to the Ukraine to withdraw from the Crimea. On Friday, Minoborony media contacts said that Shoigu ordered the Black Sea Fleet command to ensure the unit’s safe passage through Crimean territory to the Ukrainian border. Early in February, 61 soldiers of the 25 Separate Airborne Brigade arrived from their permanent base in Dnepropetrovsk to a training area near Perevalnoye in Simferopol Raion in the Republic of the Crimea (RK). RK authorities asked its commander to surrender his weapons and military hardware, but allowed them to leave the peninsula. The move follows instructions by President Putin to show respect to Ukrainian servicemen. The Ukrainian airborne unit will travel to the border on 15 vehicles. The withdrawal will take place observing all usual road safety regulations. Russian military police will escort the convoy to the border.

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Junta Ukrainian Foreign Minister Andrei Deshchitsya said that the Ukraine’s accession to NATO is off the agenda in the near term. He indicated that the Ukraine didn’t have the necessary legislative basis for joining NATO, and, what’s more, it doesn’t have enough public support for starting the accession process. In addition, Deshchitsya also said that he didn’t think that NATO member-states were ready to consider the Ukraine as an accession candidate in the current situation. Overall, Deshchitsya voiced confidence that the Ukrainian government would continue moving towards European integration. He said, “We feel deep at heart we’re Europeans, but with that, normalisation of relations with Russia is one of the current foreign policy priorities. One can presuppose that the Ukraine would undergo ‘Finlandisation’, as Finland is a member of the EU but it still has very good relations with Russia. The Ukraine would also like to have this kind of relations with Moscow”.

On Thursday, in an interview with Reuters, junta “Prime Minister” Arseny Yatsenyuk said that NATO countries would scarcely agree to opening to doors of the alliance to Kiev, even if it had asked them to do so. Yatsenyuk said that he remembered very well the events of 2008 when a NATO summit in Bucharest failed to take a decision on the Ukraine’s possible future status in NATO. He said that the Ukraine missed its chance in 2008.

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Dmitri Yarosh, the leader of Right Sector, a Ukrainian neo-Nazi organisation, received the property and funds of 23 children’s holiday camps for training youth activists for the Ukrainian National Guard. The youth wing of The Right Sector mostly consists of under-age football yobbos and wild-eyed Ukrainian nationalists. They were the backbone of the Euromaidan hardliners who attacked the Berkut, the élite MVDU spetsnaz; they stormed government buildings during the putsch in Kiev.

A Svoboda Rada People’s Deputy told us on the QT, “The Minoborony Ukrainy rebuffed him. They flatly refused to open military camps and firing grounds for training the National Guard. He exchanged harsh words with acting Defence Minister Igor Tenyukh, who’s sceptical of everything that Yarosh does. After that, Yarosh managed to persuade Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk, against the better judgment of the Health Ministry and the Ministry of Education and Science, to delegate operating management rights for 23 children’s holiday camps all over the Ukraine to him. He’ll use the camps as training grounds. Yarosh cunningly takes advantage of young people’s adamant attitudes, he sees young people as his stronghold, who’ll follow him like sheep. This is why he’s aggressively pressing for preference for his under-age supporters. He’s come forward with an initiative to establish a youth wing of the National Guard”. He said that the neofascist youth militants, more often called Yarosh Jugend now, would practise military fundamentals, subversive activities, hand-to-hand fighting, and explosives handing in the children’s camps. Recruiting of young people goes on daily by local branches of the National Guard recruiting service.

Editor:

This training isn’t for military operations… its terrorist training. I fear that we’ll feel the aftereffects of this for a generation. This will be one of the longer-lasting results of the junta (which isn’t long for this world)… thank you, Victoria Nuland, for being the midwife of a new al-Qaeda… you’re a worthy follower of your mentor, Zbig. Zbig gave us al-Qaeda, Nuland gives us Ukrainian terrorists… isn’t hatred grand?

BMD

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00 Simferopol. Crimea. memorial service. 23.03.14

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On Saturday, a secular memorial service in Simferopol paid last respects to the RK Opolchenie member and Ukrainian soldier shot dead by unidentified shooters on 18 March. The ceremony began on Saturday morning in the House of Officers in central Simferopol. Guards of honour stood near the coffins, behind them, the flags of Crimea, Russia and Ukraine had black ribbons, and an orchestra played mourning music. Relatives, Cossacks, police, Berkutovtsy, and RK Opolchenie gathered in the hall. Other Simferopol residents also came to pay last respects to the two men. Many brought flowers. Unidentified persons opened fire at Kubanskaya Street in Simferopol on 18 March. RK Opolchenie and Ukrainian soldiers came under fire, which came from one point. Two people died and another two wounded in the shooting. The authorities opened a murder case over the incident.

Editor:

This is as it should be. There was no distinction paid to what uniform the men wore… we’re all part of Holy Rus, of Great Russia, and we’re all one people. This was GOOD.

BMD

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Several hundred demonstrators gathered near the Lenin monument on Freedom Square in Kharkov demanding a referendum on autonomy and self-government for Southeastern Ukraine. The demonstrators held flags of the Borotba association, as well as St George Ribbon banners, military standards, and two Ukrainian flags with Russian St George Ribbons. They chanted, “Referendum! Russia!” Speakers addressed the audience from an improvised stage, demanding a referendum and criticising the putschist junta. One speaker said that military spending has increased at the cost of ordinary citizens and their social guarantees, not at the cost of billionaires or oligarchs. Another demanded, “We should immediately disarm neo-Nazi formations”.

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On Saturday, 22 March, about 2,000 people rallied in the centre of the Eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk demanding a referendum on the future of the region. Some of the demonstrators also demanded the return of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich. People waved Russian flags and many wore St George ribbons. About two dozen policemen kept the peace during the event. In a similar rally on 16 March, people insisted that the junta resign and demanded early Rada and local elections. They also advocated a law on local referendums and holding a plebiscite on “all aspects of the state system in Ukraine and accession to various economic unions and political blocs”, calling for “a return to the 21 February agreement signed by Yanukovich and the opposition” and making Russian the second official language in the Ukraine.

In another Eastern Ukrainian city, Kharkov, hundreds of people set up a picket in front of the Oblast Soviet building this week, demanding a referendum on the federalisation of Ukraine. Last Sunday, 16 March, a rally in Kharkov of about 1,000 participants called for a referendum, just as another Ukrainian region, the Crimea, voted to reunify with Russia. At the rally, Yuri Apukhtin of the Civil Platform Association said, “Only the people have the power to decide whether Ukraine will be a federalised or centralised state. We should decide its future in a referendum. We don’t belong in Europe; we should be in union with the fraternal peoples of Russia”. Public organisations in Kharkov, which refuse to recognise the putschist junta in Kiev, plan to hold new rallies this weekend to demand a federalisation referendum.

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The embassy of the Crimean Federal District reported that the Ukrainian Border Service unilaterally blocked the exit from the RK to the Ukraine. As a result, the embassy emphasised that no one can cross the border, including Ukrainian soldiers posted in the Crimea who decided to return to the Ukraine. The Ukrainians closed the border at 16.00 Crimean time (18.00 MSK). No one, including Ukrainian soldiers formerly based in the Crimea who opted to return to the Ukraine, can cross the border for this reason. A spokesman said that the goal of the provocation is clear, “The reasons behind these provocative actions are clear… to blame the Crimean authorities, to say that they won’t let anyone out, thus, creating a volatile area close to the border. In fact, those who give such orders in Kiev are simply harming their own citizens who want to leave the Crimea”.

Earlier on Saturday, a Minoborony spokesman told Interfax that Defence Minister Army General Sergei Shoigu told the Black Sea Fleet command to allow Ukrainian Navy personnel who opted to return to the Ukraine to do so in an organised way, saying, “Of the 18,000 Ukrainian servicemen based in Crimea, less than 2,000 volunteered to return to the Ukraine by 21 March”.

Editor:

That is, about 90 percent of the “Ukrainian” troops rallied to Russia. They got an immediate 400 percent pay raise! That ain’t the lap of luxury, but when the choice is between penury and a (very) modest sufficiency, most normal people would choose the latter. Could this be a pattern for the future? Could be…

BMD

22 March 2014

Voice of Russia World Service

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_22/Shoigu-orders-to-ensure-safe-withdrawal-of-Ukrainian-airborne-unit-to-Crimea-1596/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_22/Minister-says-Ukraine-does-not-have-enough-support-for-joining-NATO-3188/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_22/Kiev-authorities-giving-school-camps-to-neo-Nazis-for-military-training-5367/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_22/Mourning-ceremony-to-pay-last-respects-to-two-men-killed-by-sniper-held-in-Simferopol-1020/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_22/Several-hundred-demonstrators-in-Kharkov-demand-broad-autonomy-for-southeastern-Ukrainian-regions-2451/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_22/Donetsk-Thousands-rally-in-support-of-President-Yanukovych-8652/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_22/Ukrainian-border-guard-unilaterally-closes-exit-from-Crimea-Crimean-embassy-0852/

 

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Ukrainian Neofascists Want the Bomb… The Junta Rearranges the Deck-Chairs on the Titanic

00 atomic fireball. 16.07.13

Do you want Tyagnibok to have access to this? Any questions?

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On Thursday, military units stationed in the Crimea formerly subordinate to the Minoborony Ukrainy raised Russian flags. The St Andrew banner now flies over 6 warships and 25 auxiliary vessels formerly of the Ukrainian Navy. A Republic of the Crimea (RK) official said, “The commanders of 72 military units, installations, and ships under the Minoborony Ukrainy decided to voluntarily join the Russian Armed Forces for further military service”.

Editor:

When they took the oath of allegiance to Russia, their pay shot up four times… and Russia pays it in full, unlike the Ukrainian kleptocracy under the Timoshenko junta. You can see why the overwhelming majority of Ukie soldiers in the Crimea chose service for Russia… you can’t eat “independence”.

BMD

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On Thursday, two People’s Deputies from the Fatherland faction (Timoshenko clique) and one from the UDAR faction (Klichko clique) submitted a draft law denouncing the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) of 1 July 1968 to the Rump Rada. The draft will go to the relevant committees for a review. Neofascist People’s Deputy Lyashko demanded at the plenary session on Thursday that the Ukraine should acquire nuclear arms.

Editor:

Aren’t you glad that the junta doesn’t have the bomb? If it did, the unhinged fanatics would fire a missile at Moscow out of sheer hate and for shits n’ giggles. We need to put this feral junta down before it does something goofy and downright murderous. Reflect on the fact that American neocons support these nutters… and that certain elements in our Church do, too (to our shame, using “Pro-Life” as a figleaf). Ukrainian nationalists aren’t wrapped overly tightly (they defile Christmas parties with anti-Russian diatribes and performances… that’s fanatical). I’ve seen ‘em up close… they’re scary and they mean every hateful word that they drool… if you don’t think so, you’ll live to regret your error…

BMD

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On Thursday, UNIAN reported that a fire broke out in a tank depot in Krivoy Rog, (Dnepropetrovsk Oblast), saying, “A fire broke out at 17.50 (19.50 MSK) at the base of the 17 Separate Tank Brigade of the VI Army Corps in Krivoy Rog, Dnepropetrovsk Oblast. Preliminary reports stated that the fire started in the unit’s equipment depot”. Two tanks with full ammunition burst into flames in a garage. Firemen put out the fire at 21.00 MSK, but as of 22.30 MSK, rounds were still cooking off and exploding. The authorities evacuated residents near the base. Half an hour later, people started to go back home. There were no reports on the cause of the incident, nor are there any reported injuries.

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President Vladimir Putin stated at a meeting of the Russian Security Council that Russia wouldn’t engage in retaliatory sanctions against the USA nor would it introduce a visa régime in re the Ukraine. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Kiev continues to make contradictory statements about relations with Russia, noting, “In particular, they made some statements that they’d stop or ‘suspend’ participation in the SNG, and that they’d introduce a visa régime with Russia. In this regard, if it happens, we’d report our options to you”. President Putin said, “With regard to both the American sanctions and the introduction of a visa régime by the Ukrainian government, for now, I think that we need to refrain from retaliatory measures. As far as introducing visas for the Ukraine, if we introduced them, millions of completely innocent Ukrainians would suffer. They’re already having a hard time, working in Russia, earning what little money they can to support their families. We shouldn’t do such a thing”.

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Presidential Press Secretary Dmitri Peskov told Vedomosti, “There’s no longer such a thing as a gas discount for the Ukraine for stationing the Black Sea Fleet. It can no longer be applied either de jure or de facto”. If one returns to gas price formation under the 2009 agreement, the addendum to it on the fleet signed by Viktor Yanukovich won’t be valid. Yanukovich and then-President Dmitri Medvedev signed an agreement that extended the Black Sea Fleet’s presence in the Crimea in return for a 100 USD (3,625 Roubles. 112 CAD. 111 AUD. 73 Euros. 61 UK Pounds) per 1,000 cubic metres gas discount under the 2009 accord in Kharkov in 2010. With this discount applied, the Ukraine paid around 400 USD (14,500 Roubles. 448 CAD. 444 AUD. 292 Euros. 244 UK Pounds) per 1,000 cubic metres (35,300 cubic feet) of gas last year. After the Ukraine refused to sign an association agreement with the EU in December, Gazprom (MOEX: GAZP) reduced the gas price to 268.5 USD (9,740 Roubles. 300 CAD. 296 AUD. 195 Euros. 163 UK Pounds) per 1,000 cubic metres as of January. The Ukraine’s debt to Gazprom now tops 1.8 billion USD (65.25 billion Roubles. 2.01 billion CAD. 1.98 billion AUD. 1.3 billion Euros. 1.1 billion UK Pounds). Earlier, Gazprom CEO Aleksei Miller said that the company decided not to extend the discount starting in April because of the debt.

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President Vladimir Putin signed laws on the accession of the RK and Sevastopol to Russia, forming two new federal subjects in the Russian Federation. The signing ceremony was in the Kremlin’s Yekaterininsky Zal, attended by Federation Council and RF Gosduma leaders. On 20 March, the Gosduma ratified a treaty between the RF and the RK on the Crimea’s rejoining Russia and the formation of new RF federal subjects. They also passed a relevant federal constitutional law. On Friday, the Federation Council approved the documents.

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00 Kiev. riots 01. 23.01.14

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Chairman of the Government Dmitri Medvedev wrote on his Facebook page that radicals, militants, and bandits seized power in the Ukraine, an extremely dangerous move that could collapse the state. Medvedev noted that Crimea and Sevastopol made a choice, so, Moscow’s goal is friendly relations with the Ukraine and its other neighbours. An extralegal putsch took place in the Ukraine on 22 February; the Rump Rada ousted President Viktor Yanukovich, changed the Constitution, scheduled new elections for 25 May, and named Aleksandr Turchinov {an old-time pal and fellow thief of Timoshenko: editor} acting “President”. Yanukovich said that threats against his life forced him to leave the leave Ukraine, but that he remained the legally elected head of state. Moscow believes that Rada’s actions are questionable at best. Medvedev said, “The power belongs to various radicals, militants, and bandits. They make the final decisions. Most likely, they’d make them after 25 May, too. It makes no sense for them to share power with others. They’re masters in the streets and at the entrances to administrative buildings. This is an extremely dangerous situation. This type of rule inevitably leads to the collapse of the state”.

Editor:

Do note that the situation in the Ukraine gets MURKIER by the day. Two mobilisations occurred… no one showed up. The economy’s at a standstill… oldsters aren’t getting their pensions… the army lacks the money to move (and it lacks the will to fight)… Euromaidan commissars are now in the forces… unelected government “leaders” issue contradictory orders… and a “National Guard” of Maidan thugs replaced the steady and professional Berkutovtsy (who killed very few rioters, considering the provocations and violence offered against them).

Usually, by this time, putschists consolidate their power. Such isn’t so here. It’s a slo-mo replay of the August events. NO ONE KNOWS WHAT’S GOING ON. NO ONE. It’d be stupid for me to issue an opinion on the junta’s longevity. However, people are suffering and desperate for food… that isn’t a mark of stability, is it? May the junta’s days be short… to ease the suffering of the people. Why is the USA supporting such evil? Why are some people in the District in our Church supporting such evil? Ask them… I haven’t the foggiest…

BMD

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On Friday, hours after Kiev signed the political part of its association agreement with Brussels, the EU announced a 1.4 billion USD (51 billion Roubles. 1.57 billion CAD. 1.54 billion AUD. 1.02 billion Euros. 850 million UK Pounds) increase in its aid package to the Ukraine. UNIAN quoted junta “Prime Minister” Arseny Yatsenyuk, “The EU decided to increase financial aid to the Ukraine from 610 million Euros (30.5 billion Roubles. 842 million USD. 944 million CAD. 926 million AUD. 510 million UK Pounds) to 1.61 billion Euros (80.6 billion Roubles. 2.22 billion USD. 2.49 billion CAD. 2.45 billion AUD. 1.35 billion UK Pounds). The EU will transfer over two billion US dollars to Ukrainian government accounts to stabilise the Ukrainian economic situation. The deadline for the transfer is late April or early May” {how much of it will stick to Yatesnyuk’s fingers? After all, he has a mansion next to Yanukovich’s to maintain, dontcha know: editor}. On Friday, Yatsenyuk travelled to Brussels to sign the political provisions of an EU association agreement, covering issues of “democracy”, judicial “reform”, and other civil society aspects. The full accord also includes an economic section, which envisages a free trade zone between the Ukraine and the EU {which would doom Ukrainian industry… there’s surplus capacity in Western Europe; the EU wants to flood the Ukraine with its goods, no matter what the suffering to Ukrainians: editor}. Yatsenyuk said that the junta would sign the economic part of the agreement, rejected by the previous government for fears of significant economic losses, only after the presidential election due on 25 May.

Editor:

This “aid”, which is really a loan, isn’t what it seems to be. Most of it’s going to Western creditors… the rest is only enough to run the country for less than a month. Besides which, it won’t come in for another month… and the junta needs money NOW. Remember, the Ukrainian economy lies knackered and idle… and shall continue to be so if the Ukraine actually goes through with the harebrained scheme of “European integration”. The Ukraine would lose Russian business, whilst gaining no new business from the EU (the EU, especially Germany, sees the Ukraine as a dumping ground for surplus goods and a cheap labour source, not a real trading partner). That is, the only way that the junta can survive is as a mendicant… and EU/IMF/ECB conditions would doom the junta. Don’t be smug… it means SUFFERING for Ukrainians in the near term. That’s why all who support the American/EU policy are disgusting and vile (especially, the clerics… they’re the worst). Our people will starve so that McMansion pukes can party hearty and play tennis at the country club. Now, that’s EVIL…

What will the EU and the USA do if the Ukrainian state collapses and Russia refuses to honour its debts? Now, that’s interesting, no?

BMD

21 March 2014

Voice of Russia World Service

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_21/Over-70-military-units-in-Crimea-hoist-Russian-flags-1725/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_21/Draft-law-denouncing-non-proliferation-treaty-submitted-to-Ukrainian-parliament-3135/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_21/Tank-depot-on-fire-in-Krivoy-Rog-Ukraine-media-9893/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_21/Russian-Federation-to-refrain-from-retaliatory-sanctions-against-US-and-visas-for-Ukrainians-5671/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_21/Ukraine-has-no-more-Black-Sea-Fleet-gas-discount-Peskov-7894/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_21/Putin-sign-decree-to-set-up-Crimean-Federal-district-5901/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_21/Power-in-Ukraine-is-seized-by-radicals-militants-bandits-Russian-PM-Medvedev-2128/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_21/EU-ads-1-4-billion-to-Ukrainian-aid-after-political-deal-signed-7457/

 

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