by Ruslan Hubiev (RoSsi BaRBeRa) exclusively for Regrum
translated by Scott Humor
In resolving a conflict in the East of Ukraine there has been a fundamental turn — the President of Russia Vladimir Putin unexpectedly initiated a resolution for the UN Security Council on the deployment of a peacekeeping mission along the demarcation line in the Donbass.
What’s behind this far-reaching suggestion? What geopolitical objectives does Moscow plan to achieve? Why has the President announced his position on the eve of the international assembly, and how is the Kremlin’s initiative connected to military threats currently expressed towards the region of Prednestrovye and LDNR?
Analytics and nuances
On July 24 2017, a month ago, President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President of France Emmanuel Macron and Petro Poroshenko have discussed the issues of the international mission at the next negotiations known as the “Normandy format.”
Back then the Ukrainian leader actively complained to journalists that, despite all of his “efforts” to persuade the participants to introduce a peacekeeping mission, he had failed. In particular, he stated that “once again” he will try to introduce “his own” idea at the UN General Assembly on September 12th, and that in his view “the issue again will be rested in the unwillingness to promote peace processes on the part of Russia”.
For months the Western corporate media had been convincing the entire world of Moscow’s unwillingness to make any conciliatory concessions. The public was regularly notified about the refusal of the Russian side “to fulfill the Minsk agreement,” to support the idea of introduction of the peacekeeping mission, or even in general, to become an anti-war pacifist in response to appropriate sanctions “against Russian intervention”.
It was assumed that by this autumn, an effect of shaping up the international outrage will reach a satisfactory level, and the generated inertia will automatically brand Moscow as an “enemy of the European peoples”, as soon as Russia vetoes Kiev’s “peacekeeping” initiative” at September UN Assembly.
And suddenly such a turn! Since the Russian proposal has been submitted first, ahead of Kiev’s,the General Assembly will consider the Russian version formulated by the Kremlin.
To say that this was a bombshell for Kiev and Washington would be an understatement, because, despite of the similarity in name, an armed contingent of “peacekeepers” that Kiev is pursuing has the diametrically opposite objectives.
First, Kiev wants to locate the peacemakers on the border of LDNR and Russia. Moscow’s plan to locate them between the fighting sides of the Donetsk and Lugansk’s republics armies and the Ukrainian military forces.
Second, according to Kiev, the organization of this mission has to be carried out without a consent of one of the conflicting parties, i.e. Donetsk and Luhansk, while the Russian resolution insists on this condition a priori.
Ukraine expected to receive the peacekeeping mission from the NATO countries that guarantee Kiev a license for use of force. Moscow’s offer implies the broad ethnic composition open to worldwide control.
All points of the U.S.-Ukrainian scenario one way or another are boiled down to a repetition of the Libyan scheme, and resolution, prepared for the UN, was simply to play the role of formal screens, where, under the guise of its legitimacy a new escalation of hostilities would be conducted directly on the Russian borders.
The U.S. negative reaction is also explained by the fact that Washington pinned on the Security Council meeting and “Ukrainian” “peace” initiative practically all fall of 2017 scenarios for Donbass and Transnistria. In particular, the final withdrawal of Ukraine from its previously signed Minsk agreements has been deliberately held until the end of this summit, although the decision for the withdrawal was initiated by the United States immediately after the visit to Kiev of the special envoy from Washington D.C., Kurt Volker.
It was after his visit of Ukraine, Kiev launched a large-scale preparation of a new law “on reintegration” of the Donbass, involving the replacement of a definition the “anti-terrorist operation (ATO)”, with the “defense of Ukraine operation.” Also, in this new law the definition “terrorists” are being replaced with “the aggressor,” and the local operation of a limited contingent if being replaced with possible introduction of the a martial law throughout the entire territory of Ukraine.
According to the new document that is being developed by the US and Kiev authorities, the governments of the republics, and their decisions are recognized as illegitimate, and themselves LDNR described as a territory “occupied by Russia”.
Characteristically, the adoption of this law package was planned immediately after the end of the meetings of the General Assembly. This fall is also an expiration date for the term of the current law “on special status of Donbass”. This fall has also been planned the delivery of military assistance from the Pentagon. This fall also is being planned an incremental compounding and worsening of the situation in Transnistria including the supervised by the West blockade of the TMR. Even Moldova was going to take part in the UN Security Council and submit a proposal against the peacekeeping mission of Russia.
Discovered in the vicinity of the Ukrainian village Sahanka “BUK M-1” launchers with rockets targeting the Taganrog Bay,[location of the Russian naval base and seaport in the Azov Sea, S.H] increased deployment of the Ukrainian armed forces on the demarcation line with the republics, a sharp change in Kiev’s political rhetoric for the military idea of “Croatian scenario”, approved by the acquiescence of the United States. All this and much more clearly indicate the plans of the large scale provocation and “hot” instability in two strategic regions of Russia, comes autumn. Both tasks chronologically coordinated and clearly planned in conjunction with the “Ukrainian” resolution and its promotion in the UN.
This is also supported by the fact that for the US these projects would solve a whole range of geopolitical problems. First, they want to worsen the dramatically improving Russian-European relations, and changing their neutral positions for a strictly Pro-American. A new conflict, for whatever reason it may starts, guaranteed would have led the EU to their usual weak-willed foreign policy positions: “Russia did not keep the republics from escalation,” “Ukraine needs to be called upon the international community to peace”, but “initiative for a new anti-Russian sanctions should be maintained.”
In addition, the United States probably would undertake a revision of the scope and effectiveness of the imposed sanctions, and to triple the pressure to block the construction of “Nord Stream — 2”, as well as to inflate pressure on the EU to buy LNG supplies for the European markets.
Kiev would agree with the aggravation of the existing situation, given a degree of political tension and pressure on Poroshenko is growing every day. This escalation would let him once again to accuse Russia in aggression and to write off all domestic social problems and to blame them on Moscow. He also will be able to solve his another big problem, to suppress the resistance of some groups among the political elite to initiate an introduction of martial law, to abolish parliamentary elections, and also to extend his powers to unlimited proportions.
In this regard, there is no doubt that the proposal of Vladimir Putin about the deployment of peacekeepers according to the Russian model was aimed at preventing these scenarios, and is nothing more than an attempt of the Russian leadership to create a political tool for tipping the US ideas of war back to a diplomatic solution.
Along with everything else, Russia’s initiative offers an opportunity to fix the current demarcation line by protecting the Republic of LPR and DPR from military actions and provocations by Kiev. The document explicitly stipulates the withdrawal of heavy military equipment, extension and amendments of the law “on special status of Donbass”, as well as the deployment of the “blue helmets” to separate the sides in the unfolding conflict to protect the OSCE mission. Not, as Kiev wants, to separate the territory of Donetsk and Lugansk from the Russia’s border.
In addition, this new diplomatic initiative of the Kremlin to freeze the West’s plans for military escalation of the Ukrainian armed forces against army of Lugansk and Donetsk republics and their territories, does not allow to synchronize this with the destabilizing scenario around Moldova and Transnistria. The resolution also allows to stop supply and deliveries of the of foreign weapons, and to demonstrate at the highest international level that the format of the ongoing war in Ukraine is that of a civil war. The legitimization of the status of national republics as political entities is also an issue introduced by the Russian Federation by this document, as the main principle of UN peacekeeping missions implies the approval for deployment of the contingent from all warring parties.
Moreover, even in a case that some of the states will be reluctant to initiate a public dialogue with Donetsk and Lugansk directly, the interests of the republics, within the rules of the UN, will still be expressed and defended by the mediation of Russia. Moscow resolution demonstrates a clear desire of the Kremlin to find a peaceful resolution of the conflict. The probable veto by the US, on the contrary, would show lack of interest of other parties in the non-military outcome of the situation.
It is also important that the activity of the UN Security Council, including those concerning consideration of the Russian initiative, will be broadcasted throughout the world, and, therefore, will provide Europe with a much-needed support and justification for further relaxation of relations with Moscow without a guaranteed threat of deterioration of relations with the “allied” America. In this respect, it’s no coincidence that the first international response to Vladimir Putin’s statement came from Germany, where the German foreign Minister noted the initiative as “a new detente with Moscow”, and also said that since Russia “changed its policy on Ukraine,” this moment “Europe must not miss”.
As a result, Kiev and its curators are now in a difficult situation. Moscow has seized the initiative and put the American plans for this fall under a big question mark. The Minsk agreements remain in force, the new Ukrainian law on “reintegration” is postponed, and Russia has every reason to declare that it has done everything necessary for implementation of the peace process, while supervised by the West, Kiev is working on their outright failure.
News in brief
- In a case of malicious prosecution and abuse of process, Ukraine prepares to file complaints against Russia with every one out of six main UN committees.
They are also going to protests against Russia’s peacekeepers proposal.
- The 79th Air Assault Brigade, a formation of the Ukrainian Airmobile Forces, is being deployed to Donbass.
As a reminder, it was the 79th Air Assault Brigade that conducted assaults and attacks on Donetsk and Lugansk in 2014.
- The American Naval Forces are currently construct a military base in Ochakovo, Ukraine located only 150 kilometers from Crimean coastline.
The Entire Black Sea Coast of Ukraine Will Become a US Military Base
- Zaporozhskaya nuclear plant held emergency drills on September 5 to 8. The US instructors, not familiar with this type of stations, were teaching the station employees to deal with emergency situations on the station.
- Poroshenko delivered a speech on September 7th in Rada.
Address of the President of Ukraine to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine “On the internal and external situation of Ukraine in 2017”
Poroshenko claims that all the economic problems stem from three years of war with Russia.
He has also opposed Russia’s peacekeepers proposal to the UN Assembly and promised to demand a rejection. He wants NATO peacekeepers located everywhere on the territory of Donetsk and Lugansk republics and on the border with Russia.
According to the original United Nations Peacekeeping Operations principles and guidelines, peacekeepers are located between two sides of a conflict with their both explicit consent. Russia is not a side of an armed conflict in Ukraine, which is between the populations of the Donetsk and Lugansk republics and the post-Maidan Kiev regime.
- The former Prime Minister of Ukraine added that the most disturbing in Poroshenko’s speech was the Ukrainian leader’s rejection of the offer of Russia for the introduction of a UN Mission on the Minsk agreed demarcation line in Donbass.
- American companies are offered 90% of contracts for the restoration of the infrastructure of Donbass destroyed by war
What sum can the West give for the restoration of Donbass?
“… the West will give nothing to us. The fund for the restoration of Donbass that Poroshenko creates, as far as I understand, isn’t filled up in any way, because Americans are not idiots, they perfectly understand what happens to money here in Ukraine. All this money, certainly, will pass through American structures to other American structures. Everything that Ukraine will received as a result is restored infrastructure. But it’s not Ukrainian structures, but American ones that will earn on these infrastructure projects. This money will fly by Ukrainian hands and will not stick to them.”
Stalker Zone note:
It is becoming increasingly overt how the US’ creeping direct capture of Ukrainian territory (over the past 20+ years the US has used hands inside Ukraine to achieve this) is taking shape. Much like how over a dozen US military bases “magically” popped up in north Syria, and how nearly 50 somehow appeared in Africa, the US first uses proxy forces to bulldoze a path for the complete seizure of State power, and when these forces are exhausted and it’s perceived to be safe to come out from behind the curtain, the GI Joe boots on the ground arrive under the guise of “protecting democracy” and repelling some “threat” invented by the Military-Industrial Complex and powerful lobbying structures. The result? US military bases and corporations deeply entrenched from the head to the foot of the Ukrainian land controlled by Kiev. It can safely be assumed that the same or a similar plan is being hatched for Venezuela…
An analysis written by Yuri Baranchik who looks into reasons for Berlin to side with Moscow in Ukraine, and in terms of the construction of the Nord Stream 2.
It could be just an election season, and it could be a realistic understanding that the US led policies will inevitably bring a decline of Germany. In addition, emboldened by the US, Poland and the Baltic republics, former parts of the USSR, started acting towards Germany in similar ways Ukrainian authorities have been acting towards Russia.
Yuri Baranchik brings up an interesting point that the US might be trying to engineer an artificial energy crisis in Europe to use it in conjunction with the islamists revolt. An army of islamists that is currently relocated to Europe will be using the US and NATO military bases for weapons and other supplies, and for the intelligence and command support, like they do in the Middle East.
It’s questionable that Russia will be available to help the Europeans, though.
- Merkel compared the return of Crimea to Ukraine with re-unification of Germany.
AS REPORTED BY Front News International and if, indeed, this translation is true, it’s a case of extreme Western hypocrisy.
"Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel compared the annexation of the Crimea to divided Germany, arguing that the statements of the GDR would be unacceptable that there is nothing to be done with the division, and unification is impossible. "If now, for example, I will hear that the Russian annexation of the Crimea should simply be accepted, then I think: what would have happened if in the former GDR if they had been declared the same, adhering to the principle: "Germany is divided, nothing can be done about it," Merkel said to the German edition of Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung. She also cited the words of Christian Lindner that the annexation of the Crimea should be taken as "temporary, but on a long-term basis".
The return of Crimea and its people to Russia is a re-unification of Russia. The Russian nation is the biggest divided nation on earth. Twenty-five million Russians live on territories of Russia that were separated in violation of existed Constitution of the USSR.
In addition, no one declared The Act of Capitulation of Germany invalid. No one has canceled this act.
For example, “5. In the event of the German High Command or any of the forces under their control failing to act in accordance with this Act of Surrender, the Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force and the Supreme High Command of the Red Army will take such punitive or other action as they deem appropriate.”
Act of Military Surrender Signed at Berlin on the 8th day of May, 1945
It was Germany that violated the post World War II order and changed established European borders. It because of the unlawful actions of Germany the USSR (Soviet Russia) was ripped apart, followed by Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia, in its wake.
In light of an ongoing German aggression against Russia and Russian people, the question of legitimacy of the action of Germany could to be addressed considering the imposing conditions.
- The Steadfast Pyramid 2017 military exercise kicks off in Latvia on Sunday, with 40 senior commanders from NATO states, as well as Finland and Sweden. They are expected to train how to “plan and conduct operations” amid the bloc’s buildup in the region.
Steadfast Pyramid 2017 and Steadfast Pinnacle 2017, involving more than 40 senior officers from NATO member states, plus Finland and Sweden, will take place at the Riga-based Latvian Defense Academy, the country’s national news agency LETA reported on Sunday.
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author of The enemy of the State
In case you have forgotten what happened in Ukraine, this book should refresh your memory with the incredibly precise and humorous chronicles: ANTHOLOGY OF RUSSIAN HUMOR: FROM MAIDAN TO TRUMP
Yes Russia is trying to stop Ukraine/NATO/US. Ukraine has already submitted their own resolution following the Russian initiative – no doubt written by the US.
They seem to forget they endorsed the Minsk agreements at the UNSC through a resolution – so its going to be very hard to get around them – they are already enshrined at the UN. Russia has the upper hand.
Watching this closely.
Following a call today with Pres Putin and Merkel, Pres Putin agrees peacekeepers may be stationed away from engagement line in Donbass:
“….the Russian leader expressed the readiness to complement the functions of the UN mission described in the Russian draft of the proposed UN Security Council’s resolution,” the Kremlin’s press-service said. “It is presumed that the UN personnel responsible for guarding OSCE monitors may be performing its functions not only along the line of disengagement, but at other places where the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission inspectors may be visiting in accordance with the Minsk package of measures…….”
& Russia ready to receive international observers in Crimea
“Russia is prepared to receive representatives of international bodies in Crimea that are duly authorized, Director of the Department for Humanitarian Cooperation and Human Rights of the Russian Foreign Ministry Anatoly Viktorov said on Monday at a conference opening for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe on the review of implementing commitments in the field of human dimension…….”
Also Scott, on another note, during the Russian regional elections it seems the US supported opposition has made some headway in municipal seats in Moscow
“This can be explained by the effort of Dmitry Gudkov – a former State Duma MP who started preparations for the 2018 mayoral race with a major campaign aimed at putting opposition activists in municipal councils so that their signatures would allow him to pass the municipal filter.
In his electoral campaign, Gudkov sided with the opposition parties Yabloko and PARNAS (Party of People’s Freedom) and with turnout at municipal elections being relatively low, their efforts yielded some results – according to preliminary results of the polls reported by monitors independent activists got the majority of seats in 36 municipalities located in 27 of Moscow’s 146 districts….”
A quick question – Who is this Gudkov? Is he the new A/Z’s man in Moscow now Navalny isn’t working out?
I found it interesting to
War is certain,it has been decided 3 years ago…connect the dots since the Maidan and even since the fake chimical attack under Obama.
There will be war,more Ukraine territories will become independent or part of RF.The US/NATO will be expelled from Ukraine forever.Russia will pay a very high cost but less expensive than a war on his territory.The 2018 soccer world cup will be moved to the UK.They will find that this humiliation will be enough for Putin.They believe he will lose the election if there is a war(wrong judgment but tipically american).
What is behind the saakachvili ‘invasion’ of Ukraine?A new coup against Porky?Cia probably behind?
He met Kolomoisky in Geneva a few days ago.What about interpol?He should be under arrest.
Interesting to see that P Sector,some nazis bataillons,Timoshenko,the Mayor of Llov were siding with him.
If Russia would like to intervene militarily in Ukraine, they could do it on 2015. Kiev could collapse in a month, but this could happen if Ukraine would defend itself alone. This never could happen. The West has sequestered Ukraine and N.A.T.O is eager to Pick Fight against Russia in Ukraine.
The israeloamerican strategy in the ukraine described in the lead article is another example of how trump planned to “improve” relations with Russia.
E. Michael Jones: “The proof that you are a colony of America is you are taking gay marriage seriously….America rules by moral corruption….. America is now one big gay disco….if you’re an American you’re called to die for the gay disco, and fight the people who don’t like the gay disco…if someone joins the military, you’re fighting for the gay disco.”
Thanks for the link to E. Michael Jones : The Wages of Sin. WOW! ***** For years I have marveled at the “we support our troops” ribbons seen on so many autos– I’ve wondered mightily at the Great Disconnect between saying we support “our” troops, and exactly what are the things “our” troops are supporting in a war zone. Do people get this??? This is going to make a lot of Americans angry, and so be it, and here is the short list I’ve been putting out there for a long time. (Democracy is noticeably absent from the list. Other countries have been suffering from these things for years). Our troops support 1. dollar supremacy—-closely linked to obscene profits for, and rule by, the corporate profiteers. 2. LGBT lifestyles, and their overt agenda to destroy the traditional family. As a quick aside here: wars in general have always been brutally effective at destroying families. 3. a particularly ugly aspect of war, namely child exploitation and child trafficking–if the kids somehow survive the bombs, they will not survive the predators that engage in this. It’s sick stuff, an ancient demand and supply thing. Also a ready source of human organs. Never wonder why there are never ending wars. 4. the “Greater Israel” project, which means ultimately genocide for all of the people currently living from Syria to Saudi Arabia all the way east to the Euphrates. Another holocaust. How ironic. Speaking of genocide, all of that depleted uranium (which is a weapon of mass destruction if there ever was one) that has been expended in the Mid East is going to be around for half of forever. Back in ancient times, the conquerors would “sow” a defeated city with salt to inhibit plant growth for a while. Eventually the rains would wash it out of the soil—–well, that was then, and this is now, where we “sow” entire nations with depleted uranium, which causes birth defects in the survivors as well as in the children of US soldiers. Doesn’t wash out quite so quickly. A genetic time bomb down to the umpteenth generation. Yet another holocaust. When we say “we support our troops”, these are the horrors we are supporting. The Day of Judgment is going to be very harsh on America. Maybe it has already started.
Also, don’t forget protecting the drug trade.
It’s not a secret that everywhere the United States intervenes militarily in a significant manner, the drug trade increases.
In the Vietnam War, it was heroin/opium from the Golden Triangle in SE Asia,
During the 1980s and US intervention in Latin America, cocaine trade flourished.
During the 1990s Balkans War, which was covertly instigated by the Americans, the heroin trade increased.
During the 2000s with the (fake) War on Terrorism and American invasion of Afghanistan, the opium trade flourished,.
The USA’s War on Drugs is more like a War for Drugs.
The same America that claims to be fighting a War on Drugs is actually the greatest narco-state on the planet.
HOW THE CIA-OPERATED A “DRUG SMUGGLING AIRLINE” FOR HEROIN & THE 9/11 CONNECTION
How the CIA Turned Us onto LSD and Heroin: Secrets of America’s War on Drugs
Tomgram: Alfred McCoy, Afghanistan as a Drug War
Dr. Alfred McCoy on CIA and Drugs
The money from these drugs are then used to pay for the Gladio type operations – almost everywhere in the world – that would not be available legally in the US…
It has also been observed that American troops returning from combat in Vietnam caused a crime wave, including many infamous serial-killers. Also that recruits into the military disproportionately come from fatherless households. They join the military seeking male guidance and authority, but fight in wars for “the Gay Disco”, end up homeless, psycotic, and unable to look after their children, and the cycle continues.
The US desperately wants a serious escalation in Ukraine, preferably this fall, but early spring at the latest–prior to the Russian elections. They want to put Putin in a catch-22 of refusing to aid dying Russians or invading Ukraine. If the murderous rampage of Kiev is horrible enough, they know Putin probably must respond, even though it will cost Russia the World Cup games, further sanctions, and will be used as ammo to back Europe off of its recent tiring of fighting Russia. This was a deft and logical blocking move by Russia, although sadly it will likely not prevent what is coming. The US will obviously block it at the UN, but at least this will put the focus on the next move of the US/Kiev, such that if that next move is escalation it won’t play well with Europe and will minimize any electoral impact for Putin.
Perhaps the US will be foolish and brazen enough to forge ahead with pushing Kiev to all out war with itself, giving Putin much stronger footing to do what Russia probably must ultimately do, which will be to re-play Georgia, sweep the dogs from eastern and southern Ukraine (up to the Dneiper, across the river from Kiev), then announce Russia will be providing peace keepers in all of that portion of the Ukraine, and Europe will be welcome to place peace keepers in the Nazi half should they wish. Sadly, Kiev and its dear friends from the US have pushed the situation to the point I do not think kissing and making up within Ukraine is going to happen–at least not for decades, maybe never.
The USA is always in play. Wherever they descend pathetic primitive peons are installed. So ironically the slava svinha slava durnay is the order of the day. Such simpletons and they thought that they were gods chosen ones. All they saw was money and more money from those western friends, while those western friends were just vultures waiting for the carcass to rot. Well they did get brother to kill brother without getting their white gloves bloodied.
But we must not forget that the USA and company has become complacent and dull or should I say obviously incapacitated mentally of course. Pity that all they have for their hard work is virtual reality.
Today their conniving ways are so easy to see just look at them trying to implicate the Russian Federation in their election fraud. Tell us which country haven’t you butchered with your illusion of freedom?
Yes is must truly hurt your egos that your latest lap dancers from Ukraine will be the ones that sank your yankee ass.
President Putin please don’t ever retire as you have made the whole world aware of how the USA actually functions. You have exposed public buffoonery by the most exceptional country in the world, period.
Yes! Thank you .
There are a dozen ways for Russia to fight the war in Ukraine without entering the war as a participant.
Volunteers from other nations
Special services sabotaging Ukie infrastructure throughout the country
Special forces decapitating Ukie military and special nazi battalions
New uprisings in various parts of occupied Donbass and Novorossiya
Corrupt transactions to purchase the new weapons given to the Ukies
Inducements for AWOLS of Ukies
Disinformation (indicating the RF is massing for a war vs NATO in Ukraine)
Breaking off diplomatic relations with Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, Romania
What these steps will do is send shock waves as they escalate the realization that Russia means to go to war, the war NATO and the US cannot win or fight. Ukraine is the dojo mat upon which this war would be fought, thus, nothing would remain of Ukraine. It would be obliterated if Russia really entered the war in Donbass.
Just lineup the tanks and rev the engines and the West will have spastic colons.
Meanwhile, the early steps will suffice. But there are a dozen if you want to play who has the bigger dick or upper hand. Russia does.
Thank you !
Your words in God’s ear !
May we meet on the banks of the Pruth
where the liberating reunification work of my ancestors
made them RESETTLE after over 200 years
Health to you !
MOSCOW, September 11. /TASS/. Russia’s Investigative Committee has opened criminal cases against Ukraine’s Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak, four his deputies, Chief of General Staff Viktor Muzhenko and also 15 senior officers in connection with crimes against citizens of Donbass.
Investigative Committee opens case into alleged kidnappings by Ukraine’s forces
“While collecting evidence of crimes against peace and security of the mankind in Ukraine’s southeast, the Investigative Committee documented dozens of facts of crimes against the Russian-speaking citizens of Donbass,” a spokeswoman for the Investigative Committee, Svetlana Petrenko, said.
Russian investigators suspect these individuals of “using banned means and methods of warfare” and “genocide,” the spokeswoman said. “In the near future, an order will be issued on indicting the defendants in the criminal case and then they will be placed on a wanted list,” she said.
According to investigators, in 2016-2017 these individuals were in command of military operations and issued criminal orders for officers of Ukraine’s security agencies on carrying out targeted artillery shellings from military hardware against civilian infrastructure facilities in the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics. “Apparently, these persons’ actions were motivated by hatred for the Russian-speaking population living in Donbass and they wanted their deaths,” Petrenko stressed.
Russian investigators said some 110 civilians were killed in the shellings and another 430 civilians not related to the armed conflict, including children, women and elderly people, were wounded. Nearly 1,300 infrastructure facilities, including houses, schools and hospitals, were ruined.
The point is that Crimea and the eastern territories of Ukraine were NEVER part of Ukraine, but that of Russia. They were given to Ukraine during the communist period without the Russians living there giving their consent. When the Soviet Union existed, it was always attacked as being undemocratic. However, every undemocratic, anti-Russian decision of the communist period is now being accepted by the West as being “legal” and “binding”. What I personally find hilarious is that Rex Tillerson, as Secretary of State, has the audacity to state that sanctions will remain against Russia until it “returns” Crimea to Ukraine, even though Ukraine annexed Crimea in 1954. Has Tillerson forgotten that his native Texas was annexed from Mexico in 1836 ? Does he intend to return it to Mexico ? I think not. Washington should stop it’s policy of double standards as well as terminating it’s nasty habit of lecturing the rest of the world, when the rest of the world has history, culture and traditions which are older than those of the US.
Oh pussy footing Liberasts !
Over 10 000 CIVILIANS (“Russian speaking”) in the Donbass have
been murdered by Anglozionist WMD and many more maimed, traumatised.
This is ongoing with the connivance of the 3 monkey OECD … .
Hail Nato’s Sonderkommandos ! (+ EU, Mossad, CIA, MI6, Deuxieme Bureau, …..)
Smert fascistam !
Freiheit fuer Suedrussland mit Bessarabien [Moldawien]… !
Taras Bulba and Stefan and ………………………………………………………… Cossacks
The proof will be in “which” countries the UN troops come from. If they come from any NATO or allied to NATO country.Then it will end in disaster. If on the other hand they come from neutral non-European countries then the plan is a good one.If there must be some from “Europe” then Greece or Belarus should be the countries chosen. Outside Europe,Pakistan,China,Thailand,would all be good countries for them to come from (since my choice of from North Korea is probably not acceptable to the West).But any troops from any country that is a US stooge is only a recipe for disaster.And hopefully the Russians clearly understand that.If those troops “are” stationed on the border of the LDPR and Ukraine that should end the Ukrainian shelling of the LDPR.Those troops would strike back with full force if they are shelled. And the Ukrainians wouldn’t be able to “whine” about it and claim “the Russians” did it.There are probably a bunch of fascists in Kiev and Washington “chewing nails” over that.But like the author I doubt the US will allow that resolution to pass.
Heaviest thing I have read for a while. Thankyou Scott and contributors one and all.
US President to host an invite only get together at UN 18 September the day prior to his first address to the UN General Assembly on 19 September.
Unfortunately despite all the sacrifice, heartache and loss the “covenant of the many” is upon us.
One might consider Pericles speech to the Athenians as recounted by Thucydides:
“And do not imagine that what we are fighting for is simply the question of freedom or slavery: there is also involved the loss of our empire and the dangers arising from the hatred which we have incurred in administering it…Your empire is now like a tyranny: it may have been wrong to take it; it is certainly dangerous to let it go.”
These Russian to English translations are beautiful, they portray a totally different world view, a totally different deeper method of patient thinking, as opposed to what is generally seen in the rushed Western world.
So, they had these too big to fail things in the time of ancient Greece already, interesting. And I thought it was a modern phenomena, looks like too big to fail because the consequences are too horrific is just a persistent, stubborn fallacy. Change is the only constant.
In reference to Yuri Baranchik’s analysis above about the US “trying to engineer an artificial energy crisis in Europe to use it in conjunction with the Islamists revolt. An army of islamists that is currently relocated to Europe will be using the US and NATO military bases for weapons and other supplies, and for the intelligence and command support, like they do in the Middle East” – that reminds me of that previous article on TheSaker some time back about the hidden underground railways built in Germany with air-conditioned Muslim prayer rooms, wired with loud speakers by an Israeli company, for transporting the Islamists fighters safely to designated flashpoints across the land as need be.
Looks like if a country goes weak others must not be in a position to take advantage of that weakness, which is a similar theme in another Russian to English translation I only came across today, though it is a bit dated, and though it applies to China and not the US. But the similarities are there
If the US takes a dip, only Germany is really capable of taking advantage of that weakness. Russia can’t be bothered, the bear is happy in its cave, China doesn’t have the capability to threaten the US, though they would disagree with that.
And once in a dip, the US might not be able to recover to its previous position if Germany were to fill the void with its undoubted scientific and manufacturing capability. Look at it from the Northern cod fisheries off the US / Canada East coast point of view. When those fish stocks were overfished, it was thought that some protection would quickly result in the cod recovering. That was not the case, other species moved into the niche vacated by the cod and the cod couldn’t really return back to their old position of dominance in the eco system. At first it was thought that the northern cod population would never recover to its previous levels, but it now seems that the northern cod are indeed making a slow comeback.
So if the US were to take a dip (a given), only Germany would be able to take advantage of that, so Germany has got to be dealt with. The Islamists are there to guarantee that Germany (and those under direct German influence to the north of Germany) will never be a threat. France is not a threat, so there, as some have written previously, the army will just move into the no-go areas and eliminate the Islamists.
All decisions are economic decisions.
that would match with “flies have conquered the flypaper” that Steinbeck wrote in “The Moon is Down”…and he wrote that little propaganda novel for the OSS (the CIA). So no one can say down at the shop that they did not know what to expect…eh?
What is correct: Transnistria or TransDnistria?
The river is called > Dnjestr The Lands of the Rus To come together what belonged/belongs together. <The Russ. Fed. has no imperial inclinations – the alien NWO has; the Anglozionists have , hence US UK IS and its vassals/stooges…
Soldiers under The Western Empire’s command know who the good guys are and who the bad guys are.
They will need to be enlisted in the resistance to the Empire, and the potential costs to them are… everything.
They’re already putting their lives on the line.
The resistance will be difficult to sustain without this constituency.
Please address your arguments and recommendations to them.
“Merkel compared the return of Crimea to Ukraine with re-unification of Germany.”
Merkel is on point for a change if for a different reason than the one implied. Germany’s “re-unification” — it was Anschluss outright of the GDR — brought instant disaster to former East Germany which was subjected to brutal deindustrialization, to trashing of its very high scientific and cultural life, and the bloody operation itself set Europe right on the path of imperialist war-mongering at home and abroad. The swift Russian response to the Maidan putsch rescuing Crimea from the West and its “European values” was precisely what the fool and traitor Gorbachov wasn’t interested in doing with regard to the GDR in 1989. He listened to the phoney promises and the sweet flatter of the Zionazis.
A “re-unification” of Crimea with the West’s Ukronazi colony is a sure recipe for more of the same. Small wonder the West keeps panting, raging, and fuming about Crimea — it really stands out as an intolerable, crucial failure of the entire Maidan Nazi putsch.
“Poroshenko claims that all the economic problems stem from three years of war with Russia.”
PoorOldShenko is onto something here: his silly excuse of a country has indeed been deliberately designed as a horribly dysfunctional swamp of psychotic Russophobia, from which all the feverish hallucinations about “war with Russia” keep flowing like a constant diarrhea.
Evidently, it has been totally lost on the Ukronazis that the rulers of Western imperialism don’t care about the well-being of anybody but themselves for quite some time now. But maybe that’s OK as long as the prospect of killing Russians seems to be promoted accordingly by the Ziomedia.
Pithy analysis! Bravo!
I have expected, and said so, that when (gasp!) RT “discovers” the 911 affair we shall be close to the “zuruck” in the Strategy of Ru…
The topic of analysis above dovetails to http://katehon.com/article/who-attacked-usa-911
and http://katehon.com/article/911-conspiracy-cia-mass-media-manipulations and also with Maria Z’s recent “what kind of country we are dealing with” and so on. The voices telegraph the changes…
Looks like the horizon is close…
Please can you take this conversation to the MFC as its off-topic. Thx. Mod