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Petro Poroshenko and the Spanish Toad

By Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with https://www.stalkerzone.org/rostislav-ishchenko-petro-poroshenko-and-the-spanish-toad/ source: https://ukraina.ru/opinion/20190214/1022682814.html   There is an old Spanish fairy tale about a “hurrying toad”. It spent 7 years climbing the high stairs to a house, having a rest after each overcome step. It fell from the last one and started to complain: “Why am I in a hurry every time”? The descendants of Visigoths and Moors laugh together

A Trap in the Name of Peace – a Mechanism For the Transformation of the Nontransformable

By Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson & Angelina Siard cross posted with https://www.stalkerzone.org/rostislav-ishchenko-a-trap-in-the-name-of-peace-a-mechanism-for-the-transformation-of-the-nontransformable/ source: https://ukraina.ru/opinion/20190208/1022621728.html On February 8th 1994, 25 years ago, Ukraine joined the “Partnership for Peace” (PFP) NATO program. It happened practically immediately after the establishment of the program in January, 1994. It is characteristic that also then, in 1994, a similar plan of interaction between the EU and the post-socialist space was put forward by the French Prime

Reporter’s Diary from Venezuela

Reporter’s Diary from Venezuela. Georgy Zotov (author of AIF weekly) This is the personal view of the correspondent on today’s life of Caracas. Translated by Scott   Day one… Our Air France flight was grounded in Paris for 5 hours; no one wants to land in Venezuela in the middle of the night, due to the “dangerous criminal situation.” The airliner is half empty, the passengers, judging by nervous conversations,

Bahrain opposition begins armed resistance against ‘Saudi occupation’ – English Subs

Note: this is the first time I am posting a video by the Middle-East Observer which has now joined the Saker Community (translations) and who will be providing us Arab-language videos translated and subtitled in English.  Please see under this video how to support the Middle-East Observer and stay in contact.  Please support this work generously! The Saker ——- Original description:  A prominent Bahraini opposition leader says his al-Wefaq movement

The 1945 Yalta Conference – the Last Formal Partition of the World

By Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with https://www.stalkerzone.org/rostislav-ishchenko-the-1945-yalta-conference-the-last-formal-partition-of-the-world/ source: https://ukraina.ru/opinion/20190205/1022583434.html On February 4th-11th 1945 the second (of three) conference of the “big three” took place in Yalta (leaders of the USSR, US, and Great Britain) during which the basic principles of the future post-war world order were defined. Politicians, characterising the modern world, often use the term “Washington consensus”, meaning that after the collapse of

Russia’s secret war

Russia’s secret war by Time Forward! project and Evgeny Super Translated by Scott Humor and captioned by Leo.   We have discovered that Russia has been waging a secret, carefully concealed war for the past 7 years. It is a war against corruption and unfair income distribution. You find this hard to believe? We will tell you in detail immediately after the selection of positive news of the week. News

Novorussian militiaman tortured to death by the Ukronazi junta

Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with https://www.stalkerzone.org/the-true-cause-of-death-of-the-lpr-militiaman-killed-in-a-lvov-prison-was-revealed/ source: https://ukraina.ru/news/20190110/1022297132.html THE TRUE CAUSE OF DEATH OF THE LPR MILITIAMAN KILLED IN A LVOV PRISON WAS REVEALED According to the forensic-medical diagnosis signed by the manager of the Severodvinsk inter-district “Bureau of forensic-medical examinations” of the Arkhangelsk region, the prisoner of war and militiaman Valery Ivanov died as a result of a blunt combined body trauma. According to the document, a copy

Tel Aviv Boasts, Moscow Collects Bonuses: Israeli JDAM-ER Is At The Disposal of Russia’s Specialists

By Evgeny Damantsev Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with https://www.stalkerzone.org/tel-aviv-boasts-moscow-collects-bonuses-israeli-jdam-er-is-at-the-disposal-of-russias-specialists/ source: https://topwar.ru/153019-izrailskij-jdam-er-uzhe-v-rasporjazhenie-nashih-specialistov-tel-aviv-kichitsja-a-moskva-sobiraet-bonusy.html Tel Aviv Boasts, Moscow Collects Bonuses: Israeli JDAM-ER Is At The Disposal of Russia’s Specialists Already 1 week has passed since the moment of the last massive missile attack carried out by the tactical aircraft of Kheil HaAvir and the “SkyStriker” suicide drone against the positions of the Syrian “Pantsir-S1” air defence batteries and

Permanent Representative of Russia to the UNSC on the topic of the situation in Venezuela (MUST SEE!)

On January 26th 2019 the Permanent Representative of Russia to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya, speaking at the 8452nd meeting of the UN Security Council on the topic of the situation in Venezuela, asked America (or more precisely – Mike Pompeo) a simple and rhetorical question: are you going to once again violate the UN Charter? Note by The Saker: Elliott Abrams has been appointed as the United States’ Special Envoy

America to Venezuela – “Your Money AND Your Life!”

By Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with https://www.stalkerzone.org/rostislav-ishchenko-america-to-venezuela-your-money-and-your-life/ source: https://ukraina.ru/opinion/20190126/1022466449.html Attempts to carry out a coup in Venezuela have been regularly made since the time of Hugo Chávez. The first one in 2002, when the predecessor of Maduro was opposed by a considerable part of army and was arrested for two days by putschists, was the most productive one. Back then the people of

How much money will Russia lose in Venezuela

by Ivan Danilov Ivan Danilov is a famous Russian economist and influential blogger. Source featured image © REUTERS / Manaure Quintero Translated by Scott The crisis in Venezuela has once again brought into question why the Russian state, as well as state-owned companies, invest money and issue loans to some countries. Many journalists and experts have already rushed with pleasure to calculate alleged financial losses of the Russian side, forgetting

Candidate Tymoshenko – Last Chance at the Fourth Time of Asking

By Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with https://www.stalkerzone.org/rostislav-ishchenko-candidate-tymoshenko-last-chance-at-the-fourth-time-of-asking/ source: https://ukraina.ru/opinion/20190123/1022423372.html   On Tuesday, January 22nd, the congress of the “Batkivshchyna” party, in the presence and with the assistance of many influential Ukrainian politicians, nominated Yuliya Tymoshenko for the presidency. This is her fourth attempt… Yuliya Tymoshenko declared her presidential ambitions for the first time in 2004. But back then the West hastily made a

The fantastic characteristics of Russian newest weapons

The fantastic characteristics of Russian newest weapons, by Ruslan Ostashko Translated and subtitled by Eugenia and Scott Source Tests of the new Russian hypersonic complex Avangard conducted last December demonstrated that it wasn’t just real, but also corresponded to the declared characteristics. How exactly Avangard was able to get its highest range and maneuverability? One of our subscribers tried to answer this question. After the collapse of the USSR it

Trump Is Withdrawing From NATO “Under Putin’s Orders”

Trump Is Withdrawing From NATO “Under Putin’s Orders” by Ruslan Ostashko Translated and captioned by Leo. “Trump is discussing withdrawal from NATO,” says the frightening American headline in The New York Times. No, so far it didn’t say “from Putin’s orders”, but Russia, of course, is mentioned. It seems that the Democrats have invented a new horror story for the American electorate. This is exactly how it can be interpreted

The Positive Results of a Negative Year

By Aleksandr Khaldey Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with https://www.stalkerzone.org/aleksandr-khaldey-the-positive-results-of-a-negative-year/ source: http://www.iarex.ru/articles/63102.html There is such a rule in the psychology of groups: the group puts pressure on an individual via its authority and opinion and demands from every member to obey its unwritten directives. The individual searches for safety, and therefore has a need to belong to a group, and in exchange for being accepted into

25 Years Ago an Agreement on the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons in Ukraine Was Signed

By Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with https://www.stalkerzone.org/rostislav-ishchenko:-25-years-ago-an-agreement-on-the-elimination-of-nuclear-weapons-in-ukraine-was-signed/ source: https://ukraina.ru/history/20190114/1022320495.html   On January 14th 1994 in Moscow the presidents of Ukraine, Russia, and the US signed the tripartite declaration for the liquidation of nuclear weapons in Ukraine. Under the treaty 176 intercontinental missiles and 1500 nuclear warheads on the territory of Ukraine had to be liquidated. One might ask what has Donbass got to

Russia is trolling the West in the Arctic

Russia is trolling the West in the Arctic by Ruslan Ostashko. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpFeaSJktgQ Translated and subtitled by Eugenia I continue to keep tabs on the Arctic race, which Washington had lost before it even began, and I am happy to report that Russia has launched a new icebreaker. The ship “Andrei Vilkitsky” is described as “dancing” because of its high maneuverability.  

The EU in 2019 – the Problem of Survival

By Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with https://www.stalkerzone.org/rostislav-ishchenko-eu-2019-problem-survival source: https://ukraina.ru/opinion/20190109/1022191926.html   The European Union enters 2019 with a mass of unresolved problems, in addition to being torn apart by the most severe contradictions… The first and main problem is that the EU was created as one of the mechanisms of the US’ control over Western Europe. Without the American Marshall Plan, without opening American

What Awaits America in 2019

By Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with https://www.stalkerzone.org/ishchenko-what-awaits-america-in-2019 source: https://ukraina.ru/opinion/20190108/1022042990.html The coming to power in the US of Donald Trump marked a critical change in the goal-setting of American foreign policy. Most experts and politicians both in the States and outside of it still haven’t realised this… Perhaps, and even most likely, Trump hasn’t realised this either. It isn’t excluded that even his support group – that part

A captured Ukrainian soldiers walks around the streets of Donetsk

Subtitles by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard “I Started to See Clearly”: A Captured Ukrainian Soldier Walks Around the Streets of Donetsk   The Russian war correspondent Aleksandr Sladkov walked along the streets of Donetsk with a captured UAF serviceman, who then shared his impressions about what he saw. “I started to see clearly. In Ukraine it is said that everything in Donetsk was destroyed. Here everybody is walking around, I

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