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Poroshenko’s message to Novorossiia and Russia

Poroshenko’s inauguration speech has sent a  message to Novorossiia and Russia: No federalization No state status for the Russian language No recognition of the Novorossian political leadership Full and unconditional surrender of the Novorossian Defense Forces Crimea will forever belong to the Ukraine. He could not have been any clearer: that is basically a declaration of war and an ultimatum.  This is also a full endorsement of the “Banderastan project”.Clearly,

Does Russia really need the Ukrainian military-industrial complex?

I really like the Asia Times, but the article I saw in it today left me wondering how it could have gotten past the editors. The article in question is Ukraine: A military-industrial complex to die for by Gregory J Moore. While I most definitely encourage you to read the article in its entirety, its thesis is simple: the Ukrainian military-industrial complex is, if not vital, then at least crucial

Russia, Chechnia and the Ukraine – the *choice* to keep hoping for the impossible

As you probably know, the two Russian journalists who worked for the LifeNews, Oleg Sidyakin and Marat Saichenko, were finally freed and brought back home via Grozny in Chechnia.  You might even have heard that the President of Chechnia, Ramzan Kadyrov, played a special role in their liberation.  I think that the importance of this event might be under-estimated by many observers and I want to briefly comment on that.It

Calling things by their proper names in the Ukraine

Life often seems like one long never ending Asch conformity experiment: even when there is overwhelming evidence that something is “A”, the media, and those zombified by it, confidently state “non-A”.    That this kind of doublethink is also applied to the conflict in the Ukraine should surprise nobody, but it is still important to “call a stone and stone” and to give a clear and unambiguous characterization of what has

Ukraine SITREP May 22th, 19:32 UTC/Zulu: Ukie death squad murders conscripts

Something really weird has just happened in the Ukraine.  Everybody agrees that an attack took place on a checkpoint of the Ukrainian national guard near the city of Volnovakha (see map).  35 soldiers were wounded, 15 died (other figures quote 8 confirmed dead and an unknown number of evacuated bodies of attackers who got killed; one source says “13-20 fatalities”).  The surviving soldiers say that out of 53 men, only

Ukrainian news: two phone call leaks which say it all (plus a long Saker rant)

Two phone conversations have recently been intercepted by “parties unknown” (thank you Spetssviaz & 6th GRU!) which are truly revealing of the true nature of the folks put in power by the CIA.The first one is a conversation between Igor Kolomoisky, mega-oligarch, Mafia don, dual Ukrainian-Israeli citizen and “junta governor” of the city of Dnepropetrovsk in southeastern Ukraine and Oleg Tsarev, ex-candidate in the Presidential election (ex Party of Regions,

The Ukraine: the farce continues

So they finally did meet as the OSCE had wanted.  Who “they”?  Well, whomever the junta invited, but not the representatives of the southwestern Ukraine, that’s for sure.  The BBC made it look really “diverse” with this photo: The beauty of “diversity”- all that is missing is a Ukrainian Hare-Krishna I have found no list of participants.  All I know is that the one key party to any such negotiations

Remembering the important lessons of the Cold War

If anything the past 24 hours have proved, once again, that the US and NATO are opposed to any form of negotiations, confidence-building measures or any other type of negotiations with the Donbass and with Russia.  Even though Putin tried really hard to sound accommodating and available for a negotiated solution, the US/NATO policy is clearly to provoke and confront Russia and its allies in every imaginable way.  The same

Risky game of double or quits in the Donbass

Earlier today, in what appears to be a risky game of “double or quits”, the leaders of the Donbass, have decided to go ahead with the referendum scheduled for May 11th.  For the second time in 24 hours I am rather surprised as I had expected them to use the opportunity given by Putin’s request to postpone the referendum.  Apparently they feel that they have invested too much in terms

Yet another totally crazy idea from Banderastan

Every passing day bring it share of utterly nonsensical news out of the rump-Ukraine aka “Banderastan”.  Today is not exception, see for yourself this headlines from the BBC’s website: Ukraine reinstates conscription as crisis deepens Sure enough, for the zombified TV watchers this might sound like something meaningful.  But is it?  Let’s recall where the current Ukrainian military comes form by remembering what the Ukraine’s military was at the moment

Full text of the Geneva Statement of April 17, 2014 and a short commentary

The Guardian published the full text of the Geneva Statement. This is what eight hours of negotiations produced: The Geneva meeting on the situation in Ukraine agreed on initial concrete steps to de-escalate tensions and restore security for all citizens. All sides must refrain from any violence, intimidation or provocative actions. The participants strongly condemned and rejected all expressions of extremism, racism and religious intolerance, including anti-semitism. All illegal armed

Lavrov press conference in Geneva after agreement with USA (with link to Kerry’s press conference)

Important:make sure to also listen to the press conference by John Kerry gave in another room (to signal that the US and Russia are really enemies I suppose) at the same time.  Click here to listen to it.  The video is choppy and “jumps”, blame the US State Department or YouTube, not me.  If I get a clean one I will post a link to it here below.

“Ukraine deal”? Maybe. But the instanity sure continues…

I am trying to make sense of what is going on.  But so far, this looks like more of the total, absolute terminally insane chaos which we saw in the first 2 days of the Ukrainian civil war.  See for yourself:First a deal between the the USA and Russia (-: well, officially they seriously refer to it as the Ukraine, EU, US, Russia agreement :-) is announced.  Specifically, the deal

President Vladimir Putin’s letter to leaders of European countries. Full text

ITAR-TASS reports:  President Vladimir Putin’s letter to leaders of European countries. Full text Ukraine’s economy in the past several months has been plummeting. Its industrial and construction sectors have also been declining sharply. Its budget deficit is mounting. The condition of its currency system is becoming more and more deplorable. The negative trade balance is accompanied by the flight of capital from the country. Ukraine’s economy is steadfastly heading towards a

A truly excellent summary of the true nature of the situation in the Ukraine

Ok, I have to admit that I don’t know anything about this guy or about his “Goblin news”, and his choice of metaphors is not always the most delicate but, man, he really “pins” this situation perfectly.  His analysis, simple yet spot on, is much better than 99.99999% of what is written in the western press so I urge you all to listen to what this guys says.  For those

FYI – news sources about Russia and the Ukraine

Friends, thanks a lot for the very long list of information sources about Russia, the Ukraine and the current crisis.  I have not checked each link, nor do I personally vouch for the quality or contents of each link, and I share them with you as they are and in no particular order.  Those interested will have to refine and tune this list by themselves.  I hope that this is

Sharp rise in tensions in eastern Ukraine

It is hard to get a good picture of what is happening in the eastern Ukraine, but looking at various sources it appears to me that large protests have occurred in the cities of Lugansk, Kharkov and Donetsk.  From the video footage some rather large crowds, including a lot of women, have assembled in the city centers.  In Donetsk and Lugansk the demonstrators have seized the governmental buildings including the

Moody’s downgrades Ukraine to ‘default imminent’

RT reports:Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded Ukraine’s government bond rating one notch from Caa2 to Caa3, citing the current political crisis and deepening economic instability as reasons for its negative outlook. The Caa rating is a credit risk grading pertaining to investments that are both very poor quality and entail a high credit risk. The current downgrade drops Ukraine from Moody’s “extremely speculative” rating to “default imminent with little prospect