1. Ukraine resumes export of Russian electricity [source]
Москва. 7 августа. INTERFAX.RU – Украина возобновила импорт электроэнергии из РФ по контракту между “Укринтерэнерго” и “Интер РАО”, сообщили в пятницу агентству “Интерфакс” в украинской Минэнергоугля.
2. Kiev Junta sanctioned 1300 Russian individuals and companies [source]
Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk wrote on his Facebook page on August 12: “Yesterday the extended sanctions against Russia imposed by the US government came into force. Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers today approved a second package of sanctions and sent it to the National Security and Defence Council. Ukraine’s government proposes to impose sanctions against 1,124 individuals and 156 legal entities.”
3. Ukraine trains a group of fascists from Belorussia. Tactical group Belarus [source]
Тактическая группа “Белорусь”
4. SS Generals dreams about Ukraine. Jews, UPA and Galicia in the the plans of the Third Reich. German’s plans for Ukraine are coming to life [source]
О какой Украине мечтали эсесовские генералы. Евреи, УПА и роль Галиции в планах III Рейха
5. Comment by the Information and Press Department on the Swedish investigation of a neo-Nazi suspected of war crimes in eastern Ukraine [source]
12 August 2015 – We noted Swedish media reports about an investigation into a local neo-Nazi group member suspected of committing war crimes in eastern Ukraine in 2014.
The Foreign Ministry has repeatedly stated that foreign citizens’ involvement in the internal Ukrainian conflict as mercenaries is unacceptable.
In the summer of 2014, the Foreign Ministry sent a note to the Swedish Embassy in Moscow regarding the participation of Swedish nationals, in particular Mikael Skillt, in the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
In this connection, we expect that Swedish investigative agencies conduct a thorough investigation into the participation of the country’s neo-Nazis in combat operations on Ukrainian territory and the crimes they committed in the conflict zone.
6. Shocking pictures from inside neo-Nazi military camp reveal recruits as young as SIX are being taught how to fire weapons (even though there’s a ceasefire) Azov battalion, the far-right militia defending the port city of Mariupol, eastern Ukraine, runs the course for children [source]
August 13th, By Steph Cockroft for MailOnline
•During the week-long course, they teach so-called ‘Azovets’ how to fire weapons and survive in a conflict zone
•Camp comes under command of Andriy Biletsky, who once admitted that the battalion ‘do not like ceasefire at all’
•Conflict broke out in April 2014, when separatists rebelled against rule of Kiev’s new Western-looking government
More info at the link.
Economy of Ukraine
1. 100 days till winter. Upcoming heating season is set to fail. Ex-minister of Energy “We’re past the point of no return” [source]
Экс-министр энергетики Украины о срыве отопительного сезона: “Точка невозврата пройдена”
2. An agro firm near Kiev secretly destroyed 62000 piglets. They claim that animals were infected with African swine fever (ASF) [source]
This disease has never been reported in Ukraine before.
3. Accelerating collapse of the economy of Ukraine [source]
Падение экономики Украины ускорилось
4. Ukraine’s Next payment to INF is on September 25th in amount of $135,000,000 [source]
1. Fighting intensifies for the past three days with the Kiev military shelling [source]
2. Political experts on the escalation of the fighting in Donbass [source]
Обострение в Донбассе: «России пора понять простые истины и определиться»
There is no diplomatic solution to this conflict that Washington wants to escalate.
3. The updated reports on how lawyers in Donetsk are preparing dozens of cases against the Kiev authorities accusing them in war crimes and crimes against humanity for the international war tribunal [source]
Украинский кризис Александр КОЦ, Дмитрий СТЕШИН (16:16)
Донецкие юристы готовят «Второй Нюрнберг»
Адвокаты, криминалисты и ученые Донбасса отправляют в Международный уголовный суд доказательства десятков военных преступлений [обновляется]
4. Detailed Donetsk sitrep [source]
5. Russian TV crew comes under fire near Donetsk airport [source]
6. Colonel Cassad: Donetsk People republic SITREP August 13th, 2015 [source]
Бои в ДНР 13.08.2015 – Онлайн-трансляция
7. Ukrainians military declare that they are preparing to attack [source]
Генштаб Украины заявляет о готовящемся наступлении, Аналитика Алексей Зотьев
8. Ukraine military try to capture Gorlovka, a strategically important town during the night [source]
9. Breaking News: Kiev military started tanks attack on Stila village, Starobeshevo region [source]
МОЛНИЯ: украинские войска начали наступление на Старобешевском направлении
10. Military intelligence: Kiev got ready for a full scale attack on Donetsk [source]
11. The Donetsk People’s Republic and Lugansk People’s Republic Armed Forced are on full battle alert [source]
2 августа 2015, Тревога в ДНР и ЛНР: войска приведены в полную боеготовность
12. OSCE Mission is evacuating from Donetsk on August 13th [source]
Today, August 13th, Pushilin says that information about OSCE withdrawal is fake and that the observers are staying put [source]
13. Aug 12 Sitrep – Ukraine’s Major Threat Escalation: Cassad’s 8 Points [source]
August 12th, 2015 – By: Colonel Cassad – translated by Greg Butterfield for RedStarOverDonbass
August 12: Events in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) continue to escalate.
1. After the Ukrainian Armed Forces (APU) shelling of Gorlovka on August 9, the militias of the DNR and Lugansk People’s Republic (LC) were put on high alert. Notably, activity in the DNR is much higher than in the LC. Troops are returning from leave.
2. Since yesterday the use of MLRS [Multiple Launch Rocket Systems] was seen, which had previously been only sporadic. Last night the sides exchanged artillery fire. Near Gorlovka sporadic fighting continues.
3. Equipment is being brought to the front by both sides (we have tightened the second line), the junta has officially renounced any restrictions on the withdrawal of artillery and openly allowed (legalized) its application.
4. The DNR and LC are now actively strengthening their positions at the front in anticipation of an offensive by the APU. There is increased activity in the military structures. http://cassad.net/vazhnoe/16232-v-dnr-obyavlena-boevaya-trevoga.html
5. In Donetsk city today, people were released from work early because they fear massive shelling. In the cities, the DNR is preparing bomb shelters, and notably, talking about the possibility of air strikes.
6. Officials openly say that fighting (high-intensity) can erupt at any time. The Minsk format shows no signs of life. (The next meeting should be held in late August plus announced “conversations” in September.)
7. According to various sources, the beginning of the active phase is expected in the coming days if diplomacy does not slow down the current situation.
8. In general, the activity points to the possibility of a return to massive bloodletting in the coming days, rather than continuation of the trench warfare of April-July 2015.
Update: August 12, 16:02 – DNR contact group envoy Denis Pushilin said that full-fledged fighting could flare up at any moment. According to him, the number of attacks considered full-fledged fighting is 150-180 a day. During most of the ceasefire, shelling incidents were not more than 30 per day, but in recent days the number had increased to 60-80.
Update: Information about the concentration of enemy forces.
In the territories of the DNR and the LC controlled by the Ukrainian junta, there is “complete preparation for a major offensive.”
Data obtained from local residents confirmed this information in full.
Kharkov. At the railway station on August 11 several hundred soldiers were seen, with backpacks, but without weapons.
Novoaydar, at a local poultry farm. On the territory are shrouded fighting vehicles (what kind, the residents do not know).
Towards Schastye from Novoaydar, 30 tanks and two BM-21 were seen being moved. In addition, replenishment of staff and many new pieces of equipment were noted.
Gnutova village. Occupiers heading toward Donetsk [city] with 14 guns, D-30 and “Rapier”. Villagers are preparing to wait out shelling in cellars. Past the village, towards Donetsk, passed trucks with personnel, minibuses, ambulances. According to the source, “Over the weekend, Ukrops took all the diesel fuel for tanks, they were all drunk. Right now, the nearest delivery in 7-10 days. ”
Druzhkovka. On August 12 at 5 am, a column of tanks, two columns of light armored vehicles, several units with howitzers, tank trucks passed through the city. An hour later, a column of tanks returned by the same route.
Alekseevka. The Ukrainian military arrived in the village, including 9 women snipers, everyone speaks a foreign language, but not English. Rather, it is one of the Baltic or Scandinavian languages. According to observations of local residents, the unit plans to move further in the direction of
Dokuchayevsk. Schastye. All “karbaty” left the village, leaving only part of the APU. Residents were told that if militia try to take the village, it will be levelled.
Lugansk village. Occupiers are using empty home for target practice with RPGs and grenade launchers and residents were required to leave the village.
Update: As a result of the night bombardment of Makeyevka, a pipeline that supplies gas to the local steel plant was damaged. A few shells hit Makeyevka, but there were no casualties.
Update: “According to information received from local residents and militias, in the village of Zaitsevo, a Gorlovka suburb, there is now fierce combat with armored vehicles from the APU. From Gnutova, Ukrainian tanks left in the direction of Donetsk, Ukrops at checkpoints are drunk and they brought up a lot of weapons. In the LC, from the direction of the village Katerinovka, the APU fired tanks and BMPs near the village of Youth. One person was injured in the bombardment, and a power cable was ignited. Shots were fired at a T-shaped intersection near Trehizbenki by anti-aircraft ZU-23-2, from the area of the bridge near the village of Trёhizbenka. The most intensive shelling currently is in Spartak in the suburbs of the capital and around the territory of the Donetsk airport. Gorlovka and several other settlements are under fire from the APU. ”
Update: Information from military source in Khartsyzsk
1. The city itself is in the rear and is not subjected to shelling, but all along the line of contact, enemy DRG’s are firing at Khartsyzsk.
2. Sources in Khartsyzsk confirm that a warning of the possibility of enemy aircraft on the frontline passed through military channels
3. Whether to order an evacuation of the city has not yet been resolved.
14. Oktyabrisky village, suburbs of Donetsk, under Ukrainian shellings. Some houses are burning! [source]
August 12 – ВСУ обстреливают поселок Октябрьский в Донецке, горят жилые дома — Приходько
Kievskyi district, area around it and N-W suburbs of #Donetsk under Ukr. shellings!
15. BREAKING: Donetsk under Massive Bombardment by UAF; many dead and wounded [source]
16. Weekly Update from the OSCE Observer Mission at Russian Checkpoints Gukovo and Donetsk based on information as of 11 August 2015 [source]
KAMENSK-SHAKHTINSKIY, Russian Federation 12 August 2015
17. Germany transporting old military trucks to Ukraine [source]
Грузовики для хунты, Борис Рожин
18. Military and humanitarian MAP of Ukraine for August 12, 2015 [source]
19. Russia to start a peacekeeping operation in Donbass, if Kiev regime will continue with its attacks says former speaker of the Ukraine Foreign Ministry [Source]
Россия начнет масштабную миротворческую операцию на Донбассе в случае наступления на Донецк и Луганск, — украинский экс-дипломат
20. Results of the last night fighting’s in Donbass [Source]
Fighting went down during the day. Both sides remain at their positions.
21. Dutch Authorities Refuse Access to MH17 Boeing Crash Information [Source]
August 13th – The Dutch television news service RTL Nieuws made a Freedom of Information request about the actions of the Dutch government in the aftermath of the Malaysian Airlines crash in Donetsk in July 2014, which was refused by the Ministry of Security and Justice.
22. Post from a well-known volunteer Alexander Zuchkovsky
– about “Voyentorg” – everyone can be calm, quite big group just arrived, greater than the one that participated in the winter operations.
– in case of re-escalation and beginning of real war, the number of “vacationers” and tanks will be no smaller than in August 2014.
– group split into 2 subgroups – one is supporting south of DNR, second one Lugansk. Many “curators” withdrawn by Moscow two months ago returned to the front.
– former commander of 9.th company Savelev arrested and returned back to Moscow (relates to previous news about what happened in Shirokino).
– described how colonel “Kozyr” fell into Ukrainian custody. It seems he did that on purpose due to some personal reasons. His men were withdrawn from frontlines
– about current development in GRU DNR – “Starij” was finally returned to Moscow, things should get better now.
– more less interesting info about field hospital they are trying to setup
– Beware of August 24th, it’s so called “independence” day in Ukraine. There might be all kinds of false flags attacks and provocations
23. Kiev regime terrorist group was discovered and liquidated on the Territory of Donetsk People’s Republic [source]
24. Ukrainian artillery again strikes Donetsk August 12 , information for 18-00 photos [source]
Vasilchenko street -hit, catching fire
Mirgorodaskaya street -hit and catching fire
Timur street -hit the summer kitchen, catching fire
Oktyabrsky, woman killed, 2 civilians injured photos
Ukraine: Deadly shelling rages near Donetsk on August 12, 2015
Vasilchenko street ,34,37,32,35 photo
The US & EU war on Russia
1. The U.S.-Russia “phony war”: How Washington warmongers could bring us from stalemate to catastrophe by Patrick L. Smith [source]
One of two outcomes is likely: Another long Cold War, or a great power conflict
The Third World War
1. Mushroom Cloud Forms After Massive Explosion Rocks Chinese Port City (At Least 100 Hospitalized) [source]
2. How China Trades US Treasuries When It Wages Currency War [source]
3. 12 Signs That An Imminent Global Financial Crash Has Become Even More Likely [source]
“But just because things look like they will happen a certain way does not necessarily mean that they will. All it takes is a single “event” of some sort to change everything.”
The single event would be a war in Europe. It could instantly reverse an American fading fortune, and turn this country into a safe haven. Granting that Russia wouldn’t blowup the US first. As long as the war confined to European countries, and Russia is not attacked, the US won’t be having a war on its territory. Will Europe still exist in 2016?
4. Against its charter and ethics the INF turned openly political on the Kiev junta’s side [source]
IMF management endorses war crime against PRESS -– Lagarde supports INF Ukraine representative in propaganda trip to Venice, all expresses paid
By John Helmer, Moscow – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has taken sides in the homicide trial of Nadia Savchenko, a Ukrainian military volunteer who is standing trial in Russia for the murder last year of two Russian journalists reporting on the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
Jerome Vacher, the resident representative of the IMF in Kiev, appeared at the Ukraine art pavilion at the Venice Biennale, at the official opening sponsored by the Ukrainian oligarch Victor Pinchuk. The event took place on Thursday, May 7, and Vacher was there at the invitation of the Pinchuk Art Centre. The day was a regular working day in the Ukraine office of the IMF, and at IMF headquarters in Washington, DC. Pinchuk’s insolvent Ukrainian bank and steel company are beneficiaries of the current multi-billion dollar IMF loan to Ukraine, the disbursement of which Vacher is responsible for supervising.
Here comes a punch line…
“Pinchuk’s struggling bank, Bank Dnepr Credit, is a beneficiary of IMF payments to the Ukrainian banking system through the National Bank of Ukraine. It is also subject to Vacher’s recommendations to the IMF team supervising the Fund’s requirement that insolvent Ukrainian banks should be recapitalized by their shareholders. For that story, read this. ” [source]
More on those who makes money on the endless wars and economic collapses…
5. US-NATO Military Deployments, Economic Warfare, Goldman Sachs and the Next Financial Meltdown. Is There a Relationship? [source]
By Prof Michel Chossudovsky for Global Research, August 08, 2015
Goldman seems to be everywhere, into everything, but did you know it also is into warmaking?
The U.S. government, of course, not only wages war around the world and is also involved in “financial warfare.” But many people don’t realize the major role played by the Big Banks in military warfare as well as financial warfare with a close relationship to the policies and assaults by the Pentagon and NATO. Professor Michel Chossudovsky this week has given frightening details on the worldwide connection banks make to financial warfare. Especially poignant is Chossudovsky’s personnel review of the first class financial war machine of Goldman Sachs. Here’s Chossudovsky:
In early August, Goldman Sachs appointed NATO’s former Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen as a financial consultant.
1. FSB Kills Wahhabi “Caucasus Emirate” Leader in Dagestan [source]
August 12th, 2015 – TVZvezda – translated by Soviet Bear
2. NATO’s attempts to take over Crimea by making 1000s years if Russian history obsolete. 5th Column-ists are ready to serve. [source]
Tmutarakan – a Russian principality in Crimea from a thousand years ago
August 9, 2015 – Journalistic Truth – Published in March, 2014 Translated by Kristina Rus
Maidan propagandists forgot about Tmutarakan
Former Putin adviser and “RBC Dаily” distort history in favor of maidanites
Director of department of information policy of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, Yevgeny Perebyinis made a historic discovery, which can only be compared with the revelations of the crooks Nosovsky and Fomenko, who have abolished the entire history of the Ancient world. According to pan Perebeinos, Russians are not eligible to participate in the referendum on Crimea, because they are not indigenous to the peninsula. These are only Ukrainians, Crimean Tatars, and also descendants of the Khazars – the Karaites and Krymchaks. As for the Russians, who make up more than 60% of the Crimean population, it is no more than a diaspora of aliens who have no right to determine its fate.
Prohorov’s journalists, and after them Illarionov skipped one state in the Crimean history. We are talking about the Tmutarakan Principality that emerged in those lands after the defeat of the Khazar Khaganate by Svyatoslav.
From the end of the X and until the beginning of the XII century the Tmutarakan Principality owned the Taman Peninsula with the city of Tmutarakan (Taman) and East of Crimea with the city of Korchev (Kerch), however, the constant incursions of the Cumans forced him to accept the protectorate of the Byzantine Empire. Last Tmutarakan Prince Oleg Svyatoslavich took the position of Byzantine archon, after his death in 1115, the region was ruled by governors sent from Constantinople, but the Slavic population remained here under them, and after the passing of the South-East of Crimea under the control of Genoa.
The fact of more than a century of the existence of Tmutarakan Principality makes the Russians much more “indigenous” people of Crimea than the Mongols [Crimean tatars] who appeared only in 1239. As for the Ukrainians, in the Chronicles of that time the existence of such people is not recorded. There was Kievan Rus, whose inhabitants were called the Russians (or “Rus”) and part of which was the Tmutarakan Principality. In this regard, it is debatable: who are the indigenous people in Kiev. By the logic of Perebeinos and his Moscal friends – namely Russian.
“Journalistic truth” №11, 2014 Vseprokosmos.ru:
3. News from Sevastopol, Crimea. Analysis of the ongoing crisis of power by Egor Holmogorv [source]
Публицист Егор Холмогоров – об одном внутреннем политическом кризисе и необходимости его скорейшего преодоления
4. Hands off Sergey Lavrov [source]
Sergey Lavrov whispered “moron” addressing some aggressive journo during the press conference. Liberals in Russia raised the noise level.
Lavrov and Churkin face so much hate, fighting for Russia. Hands off Lavrov.
Under the picture: “Vitaly, pass a grenade launcher, please. It’s over there, behind that chair.”
5. Putin met with the head of the Central Bank
As reported by our reader Red Ryder on August 11, 2015 • at 5:39 am UTC
“OT but very relevant in terms of destabilization against BRICS.
Of course, the first target was Russia. Sanctions and low oil prices have hurt the rise of Russia.
One important tool of economics is the Central Bank.
Putin met with the head of the Central Bank early today.
Here’s a transcript of the meeting. Elvira Nabiullina is a controversial figure in Russian economics, but Putin has faith in her. Several topics are covered.
Ruble, national credit card system, national credit ratings agency, interest rates for savings and loans and liquidity to grow businesses. ”
Transcript is in English.
And in related news here’s the Hegemon’s vassal bullhorn outlet, the British Propaganda Corp:
Julian Assange case: UK to make formal protest to Ecuador
“I have instructed our ambassador in Quito to reiterate to Ecuador that the continuing failure… to bring this situation to an end, is being seen as a growing stain on the country’s reputation,” he added”
Oh, I quite agree, this perversion of justice is a stain on the UK. It just adds to the existing stain of supporting neo-Fascism and promoting death in the world. Plus the growing risk of nuclear confrontation.
Off-topic (actually not).
Here again footage of yesterdays blast in China:
“As If A Nuke Went Off” – What One Stunned Tianjin Driver Saw
“””””Is America targeting China?
August 13th, 2015
One day after China began devaluing the Yuan on August 11th, a series of massive explosions shook the northern Chinese city of Tianjin late Wednesday (August 12th, 2015), killing at least 44 people and injuring over 700 people. As if in a tit for tat, China once again further devalued the Yuan the day after the explosion for the third straight day in a currency war that is aimed at keeping it more competitive than the US dollar. If the Yuan is weak, then Chinese products can be bought on the cheap and thereby keeping the Chinese factories humming while American products comparatively become more expensive. Is this currency war turning physical? See Video below for the aftermath.
Read also: How the Ashkenazi Jews conquered the West”””””
Hard time keeping up what with all the events, but I found a Jackass interview (Dr Willie, newsletter writer & geopol intrigue/machinations & schemings, lives in CR Central America) posted late, done AUG 3, & in it he clearly says he noted that about 3-4 weeks ago back from August 3 he noted a sharp rise in the number and tone of screeching hate mails he gets. He said it was a serious clue that something big was coming SHORTLY at least on par with 2008!
08.03.2015 Dr. Jim Willie: Danger, Will Robinson! Da Jackass say KABOOM!!!
The USA has no compunction in sabotage, so, while an accident is possible, so too is something more malign.
The first entry should read “Ukraine resumes IMPORT of Russian electricity”, not “Ukraine resumes export of Russian electricity”
Here’s the latest from Sergey Bobkov on his twitter account:
NAF Viking brigade (at Belaya Kamenka) are true artillery bad asses. Yesterday: knocked out 5 Ukrainian Grad systems, two days ago: -4.
All the NATO saber rattling along Russia’s Western borders didn’t go unnoticed. 20th Guards army is permanently moved to Western region.
Dnepropetrovsk hospital received 40 Ukrainian soldiers from the war zone. Most of them are in Intensive Care Unit. ATO Minsk2
Does anyone have a link explaining the background of Russian political scientist Andrey Piontkovsky?
Piontkovsky has spent years denouncing Putin and Russia generally, seems to have convinced the Russian elites to fight a half-hearted, no-win conflict in Donbass, and is now positioning Sergei Ivanov as Putin’s unelected successor. (As even this blog now accepts, the Russian oligarchs supported both the Maidan and Poroshenko with arms, money, and political cover, thereby making the conflict in Donbass unwinnable for Russia.) Putin, the argument goes, is like Khrushchev post-Cuban Missile crisis, i.e., severely weakened.
In all honesty, Putin seems to have lost the narrative by allowing the war and sanctions to drag on aimlessly, falling for many of the tricks the West used against Slobodan Milosevic (and others), allowing the import substitution/counter-sanctions regime to become a farce, and failing to purge fifth columnists. Does Putin have a plan or will he allow his supporters to dribble away?
146,000,000 x 89% = Putin’s supporters, give or take a few Russians.
That’s 129,940,00 supporters.
How many supporters will he have to lose before he’s dribbled it away.
Get an identity. I f*cking hate the use of Anonymous, especially when it is full of sh*t.
Drag your crappola over to some Ukie-loving site.
The Western strategy is to attempt a “palace coup” in which Russian oligarchs and elites will be allowed to keep their wealth in exchange for removing Putin and selling off Russian state assets. I would remind you that nearly eighty percent of Soviet citizens voted to keep the USSR together, only to have their will ignored by Soviet elites who joined the West in looting the former USSR.
Do you have any useful insights into Piontkovsky or are you just here to hurl abuse? Many people — both in Russia and abroad — see the project as turning into a quagmire which will damage Russia in the same way that the Vietnam War damaged the US and Afghanistan damaged the USSR. With oil at $49.00/barrel and the US constantly escalating the sanctions regime, the conflict is beginning to undermine the popular mobilization that began with the Crimean reunification.
If they try something like that I think they may see a “New Russian Revolution”. The thousands of Russian volunteers bloodied fighting in Donbass will flock back to Russia to take the heads of the traitors betraying Russia.As as you can see in Donbass they are very good and loyal fighters.If they see a betrayal its the end of the 5th column.And I mean the literal “end”.Killing one enemy is no harder than killing another for soldiers.And after what they see happening there paying back traitors at home would not bother them at all.The Afghan ex-soldiers movements that spread throughout Russia during the 90’s is showing itself with the Donbass Russian volunteer movements.Those that betray Russia today do so at their own risk I think.Retribution would be savage and without pity.
Here is your Andrey Piontkovsky. A full representative of everything bad about the Russian 5th column.And one of those who would certainly figure on the list for Volunteer retribution.
Uncle Bob, what a complete p.o.s Herr Piontkovsky appears. With Russia facing fascist Evil, I really find the tolerance of such a traitor simply inexplicable. All around the world, the Real Evil Empire attracts the scum de la scum.
My thinking as well.
On the other side of the coin.Here is an interesting report (from the Ukie’s ,of all people),about some good people:
“Ukraine’s Military Prosecutor: 8000 UAF Have Defected to DPR & LPR”
[editor’s note – recall that on or about June 29th of this year, Plotnitsky admitted that they could no longer conceal this fact, and that it was no longer politically correct to do so. There are a number of reasons soldiers do this, ranging from practical, pragmatic, self-interest as well as ideological, rational, emotional, and moral. Our information indicates that this number is significantly higher. The majority of Donbass ‘rebels’ themselves began either as defecting reserve or retired personnel, as well as those who had served as part of required service in the prior Soviet era]
The Military Prosecutor of Ukraine Anatoly Matios said that his department has lists eight thousand law enforcement officers and military personnel who defected to the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republic.
At the moment we have a complete list, and collected evidence regarding five thousand law enforcement officers, and another three thousand soldiers who defected to the enemy, they will be held accountable,” – leads the Ukrainian newspaper “Vesti” word Matios.
As somebody who has studied a few semesters of Mathematics himself (did not finish the degree) I must say that I feel completely DISGUSTED by that idiot.
It is a psychological phenomenon and has always interested me: Why somebody who is extremely smart can be the more so darn dumb stupid at the same time.
Take The Merkel-(Murksel) as another example: “She” (although I don’t find anything “female” in her, not even anything human) made a degree in Physics. Also she was member of the Communist-Eastgerman German-SovietFriendship (DSF – DeutschSowjetischeFreundschaft), speaks fluent Russian and first made career as scientist during communist times.
It is a complete mystery to me, how in the world such contradictions can fit together. Somebody should write his Ph.D. thesis about this.
Maybe brain transplants? Or stolen brains? Or they “lost” their minds somewhere? Or a heart from Iron? Or their hearts were replaced with stones? Medeval explanations are the only way to explain such behaviour (unless you believe in UFO’s).
Thanks, man. We owe you many, many beers.
Well, I thought it’s summer, it’s hot and-
Sober? Ain’t that a city along the Donahue?
The Tribe tries very hard to create a 2nd Gaza strip, pressed up against Russian borders this time around, but fortunately, these ‘Palestinians’ have all the means to fight back and defend what’s rightfully theirs to begin with.
However, the flow of blood remains crimson, no matter where it’s headed.
for those who are interested, here’s news from china daily on the Tianjin explosions:
A strange video has appeared on youtube. Two Englishspeakers had plans for an aircrash before MH17 was shot down. The sound is bad and I don’t understand much. Many think the video is a fake. I hope for comments from fluent English- and Russianspeakers.
Крушение “Боинга”. Записи разговоров двух агентов ЦРУ [Эксклюзив]
Propaganda Botch: FP Tries Its Hand at ‘Information Warfare’ on MH17
Сергей Соколов в эфире LifeNews “Крушение боинга MH-17”
“In Ukraine, children are educated in a program resembling Nazi, that is, there is one great nation, which is in many ways superior to the others. In Donbass children begin to learn this year, according to Russian textbooks, which spelled out the opposite ideology. As a result, 11 years later we will get people with completely different ideologies, which are not close to each other ”
Svetlana Bondarenko, award-winning specialist in brothers Strugatskii sci-fi writings (‘Stalker’, Twilight Days’, movies, -Russian)
Very true.Which once again (if it was even needed to be shown once again) shows the urgent need to destroy the junta and liberate Ukraine.To stop that insane education activity.Before it infects the minds of the young so deeply that we’ll have a whole new bunch of RS type fascists needing killing.Right now as I type its not to late to stop them and save a whole generation.Once their minds are totally polluted it will be too late.And it will be another case of kill or be killed in the future, for a new generation of Novorossians to shoulder.
“Stalinist” has the most hilarious comments on Infowars: http://www.infowars.com/russia-moves-huge-number-of-troops-to-western-border/
One of his gems goes like this: “if Russia is responsible for the coup in ukraine and is bombing Donbass, etc etc., then why doesn’t Crimea look like that too?” to paraphrase him…ha ha, he is funny!
anon, I checked you link and didn’t find what you’re raving about…
Great sitrep,thank you Scott.Out of the many fine points you posted about ,there are 2 in particular I’d like to comment on:
“3. Ukraine trains a group of fascists from Belorussia. Tactical group Belarus [source]
Тактическая группа “Белорусь””
Hopefully Lukashenko is looking at this.His coddling of those groups in Belarus is just as foolish as Yanukovich doing the same in Ukraine.Is he looking to get a “room mate situation” in Rostov with Yanukovich.What person in his right mind (this means you too Putin) can’t see if the fascists succeed in Ukraine their next targets are Belarus and then Russia.
“3. The updated reports on how lawyers in Donetsk are preparing dozens of cases against the Kiev authorities accusing them in war crimes and crimes against humanity for the international war tribunal [source]
Украинский кризис Александр КОЦ, Дмитрий СТЕШИН (16:16)
Донецкие юристы готовят «Второй Нюрнберг»
Адвокаты, криминалисты и ученые Донбасса отправляют в Международный уголовный суд доказательства десятков военных преступлений [обновляется]”
In what universe do they think there will be an international court for those crimes.There is absolutely no way the West would ever permit that (unless it was for the NAF to be on trial).The best (and that is good enough) we can get is either a Russian tribunal or a local Novorossian tribunal to try them after liberation.Though my thinking is for military courts and the firing squad (or life in prison with labor) as the best easiest solution.I really couldn’t care less about opinion in the West on that.
ah, you bring up a good point. But perhaps these preparations should be done no matter what, at least if the West try to frame some war crimes on say, Putin or some of the Rebel leaders, the Novorossians can come up with a good long list.
Scott..this sentence… Against its charter and ethics the INF turned openly political on the Kiev junta’s side …
Do you mean IMF ?
8000AFU have defected to Donbass
amidst failing mobilisations of about 50% success, Ukr threatens three more mobilisations, remember war budget increased by 240 millions etc etc,
KIEV, August 14. /TASS/. A total of 11,000 people suspected of dodging or deserting military service are on the wanted list in Ukraine’s western Lviv region, the press service of the regional prosecutor’s office says.
According to the press service, the plan of a sixth wave of mobilization launched amid military conflict in east Ukraine has been carried out only by 47%
The regional prosecutor, Nikilay Fedyk, urged the police to take additional measures to establish their whereabouts and institute criminal proceedings against them, the press service said.
Ukrainian president approves defense budget increase by $250 million
About 8,000 Ukrainian policemen, military defected to Donbas militia units — prosecutor
Two soldiers in Odessa get prison terms for refusing to fight in Donbas
Conscripts protest at training site in western Ukraine — media
Citing one of the reasons, the prosecutor’s office accuses certain officials of failing to inform people subject to mobilization. It also said that in the sixth mobilization, not a single person had been drafted in 367 settlements, after which 14 criminal proceedings were launched against local authorities.
Earlier, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry said three new waves of partial mobilization could be expected.
photo proof of Minsk violations
but maybe Rus is getting ready for something
MOSCOW, August 10. /TASS/. The Russian Defense Ministry is in the process of creating new, expanded armies.
In the Western Military District (created in 2010 on the basis of the Moscow and Leningrad military districts and the Northern and Baltic Fleets with headquarters in St. Petersburg) there has been created the 6th Leningrad Air Force and Air Defense Army. Its area of responsibility includes 2 million square kilometers of airspace and 3,000 kilometers of the state border”
MOSCOW, August 13. /TASS/. Russia’s Defense Ministry is reinforcing the 20th combined army in the Western Military District. As a source at the General Staff told TASS, the army being reformatted will be complemented with more units and troops from other military districts.
“The General Staff and the Western Military District’s command have been working tightly on determining and specifying the personnel and hardware of the 20th combined army,” the source said. “In particular, questions are being decided of complementing the army with units from other military districts and forming more mechanized infantry, armour, artillery, missile, reconnaissance and other brigades,” he said.
“The amount of work to be accomplished is vast, indeed,” he said, adding that the 20th army should be recreated anew by December 1.
(apologies for reposting these last two from the other day but still relevant I hope)
but final hopes depend on this?
MOSCOW, Auguast 13. /TASS/. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov held a telephone conversation with the US Secretary of State John Kerry, in the course of which he pointed out the lack of compliance with the Minsk 2 accords.
“The situation in Ukraine was the central issue at the discussion,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said. “Once again, Sergey Lavrov noted the essentiality of practical observance of the Minsk accords by the Kiev government, an end to armed provocations, and the start of a direct dialogue between Kiev and Donbass.”
“The Minister and the Secretary of State agreed to continue working with both parties to the conflict in the interests of peaceful settlement [of the crisis – TASS],” the report said.’
And what happens if not?
as it says
“Ukraine plans to conduct active combat operations near the line of contact between the security forces and militia LC, utilizing so-called “volunteer battalions,” despite the claims of their withdrawal from the area of the so-called “ATO”. This is evidenced by the intelligence of the People’s Militia LC.
“People’s Militia Intelligence LC fact recorded reconnaissance task force of the 15th separate mountain-infantry battalion at the forefront of the contact line in the village The village Lugansk. Operational Group led by the battalion commander said unit known as the call sign” Samurai “, – said the defense department .
“We assume that the need for reconnaissance in the area is caused by planning guidance” ATO “conducting active operations”, – concluded the People’s Militia.
According to the command of the corps headquarters of the People’s Militia, the management of “ATO” forced to resort to cover-up the most important parts of the contact line is volunteer battalions due to low morale of troops APU.”
“August 13, 2015 Poroshenko signed a decree “On introduction of the decisions of the National Security Council of Ukraine dated July 20″ On urgent measures to neutralize threats to national security. ‘” Monitor the execution of the Decree will personally Turchinov.
The decision provides for the coordination of the activities of the security and defense “to prevent internal and external threats, such as terrorist and sabotage activities of the aggressor state and its agents.” Poroshenko said at the meeting that insists on urgent measures to neutralize threats to state security.
The decree comes into force from the date of publication, due to the fact that the document is “classified”, its content was not disclosed.”
hmm=Donbass? Crimea-authorisation of Tatar muslim Battalions there? Cos’ poro did not get his declaration of martial law??????
Any more proof Minsk violated is needed by Rus?
OSCE drones neutralised?”As reported in the daily report of the OSCE mission in Ukraine CMM on drone special monitoring mission OSCE has focused on the impact that interferes with the device. Noise came from neighborhoods controlled by the Ukrainian authorities of Mariupol.
“At the unit was impacted, which evaluates how hard SMM video interference and military GPS, coming from areas in the east, northeast, north and west controlled by the authorities of Mariupol”, – the report said.”
“As the press service of the General Prosecutor’s Office, the Court in Kiev on the proposal of the Prosecutor General seized movable and immovable property of judges of the Crimea and Sevastopol.
“In general, seized 122 vehicles, in particular – on luxury cars Toyota, BMW, Acura, Honda, Mazda, Mercedes, as well as 149 houses, including apartments, home ownership and land in the city of Dnipropetrovsk, Dnipropetrovsk, Kiev, Poltava and Lugansk regions, “- the report says. The estimated cost of the seized property is 200 million USD, the ministry added.
As you know, the GPU is investigating the criminal proceedings regarding the commission of treason by these judges – after the Crimea to Russia they went to serve in the Russian courts. ”
The absurdity of it all…………
“Another Russophobian nonsense Ukrainian President Poroshenko said in an interview with a French publications, reports LE Figaro. Thus, in an interview, he said that Russian President Vladimir Putin could give the order to attack Finland and the Baltic countries.
“Putin wants to go as far as we allow it to him. He wants all of Europe” – said Poroshenko.
He also suggested that Russia could attack Finland and the Baltic countries.”
Graham Phillips has interviewed Igor Strelkov
“yes I am a patriot”
have a good weekend folks…….thanks once again Scott and mods.
“KIEV, August 14. /TASS/. Ukraine will impose martial law if the situation in Donbas aggravates, head of the National Security Council Oleksandr Turchynov said on Friday.
“If Russia fails the Minsk agreements, no doubt, we shall respond according to the challenges the country will be facing,” he told reporters during a visit to training grounds near Kiev.
“We shall have to impose the martial law and to have a bigger mobilization of the entire potential in the country,” he said.
On August 11, Moscow called on Kiev to demonstrate restraint and not to violate the implementation of the Minsk agreements in the sphere of security by irresponsible actions.”
aha-any excuse…….but as AFU claim AFN are shooting only themselves, why bother……
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Friday he sees no reason to continue dialogue with the United States on nuclear disarmament under the current circumstances.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The deputy foreign minister noted that Russia and the United States had various “multiplying problems,” including in missile defense sector and “training activity in close proximity to Russian borders,” among other issues.
“I think that we will not wait for the outcome of the US presidential elections, but for a moment of understanding and acceptance by the United States that nuclear disarmament issues… cannot and should not be considered separately from a whole range of other factors that affect strategic stability,” Ryabkov told reporters.
Read more: http://sputniknews.com/politics/20150814/1025743034.html#ixzz3in6NbVZX
“New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty implemented flawlessly by both sides
Ryabkov stressed that the new START Treaty from 2010 is being implemented by Russia and US flawlessly.
“The START Treaty from 2010 is being implemented by both sides in full, I would even say flawlessly,” he stressed.
“What is being done in terms of inspections, in the framework of agreements on monitoring, on quantitative parameters – all this is being done, it is an important stabilizing factor. We hope that this will continue in the future,” he added.”
Russel “Texas” Bentley background summary re Moldova, Transnystria
Joaquin Flores has some views re upcoming Minsk Aug 26th
“Troop, armored, and artillery movement reports and tweets from commanders and social media, VK, FB indicate one thing – a storm is brewing – Flores”
A Polish member of the European Parliament wants to visit Crimea, taking a cue from a delegation of French MPs who last month visited the Black Sea peninsula.
© SPUTNIK/ KONSTANTIN CHALABOV
What Sanctions? Polish Lawmakers May Visit Crimea After October 25 Election
Janusz Korwin-Mikke said he wanted to discuss his plan to visit Crimea with other members of his right-wig party Coalition for the Renewal of the Republic – Freedom and Hope, which he established earlier this year after a conflict with his former party, Congress of the New Right (Nowa Prawica).
Read more: http://sputniknews.com/europe/20150814/1025747951.html#ixzz3inToKYka
Despite the attempts by Western media to persuade everyone to hate Russia and its policies, more and more people from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Sweden and even the United States are starting to empathize with Donbass residents, Czech newspaper Nova Republika reported.
The main reason behind the dramatic change of mind is fatigue from imposed media clichés, which tell people how to think, whom to hate and what to love, the newspaper said.
(personal comment-failing economy of dairy farmers/industry across whole Eu and other serious agricultural downturns with lack of EU compensation, serious economic effects on baltic countries for example)
“An adequate response to the question of why EU citizens sympathize with [Donbass] militia is that it’s a normal reaction of people — an allergy to a truly authoritarian order that under the disguise of a “democratic” choice hides the recipes of clichés: who ought to be loved based on the current conjuncture of events and whom we all ought to hate tomorrow,” Nova Republika reported.
Read more: http://sputniknews.com/europe/20150814/1025744250.html#ixzz3inUBmAe5
and another Polish change of thought?
“The Ukrainian crisis was sparked from the outside to destroy the ties that bind Russian speaking people by pitting brothers against brothers, a Polish online political science journal stated, adding that this tactic looks exactly like the one Europeans used to conquer the New World.
Why would one need to come up with a new approach if an old trick works just fine?
“There is no real reason for a brother to shoot a brother in the Russian world. The reason has maliciously been introduced from the outside through deceit and against the rules of the Russian world,” Obserwator Polityczny asserted.
Read more: http://sputniknews.com/politics/20150814/1025750640.html#ixzz3inVtClgF
The report on the seizure of the Crimeans property,begs the question of the foolishness of those Judges not taking those cars with them to Crimea.And signing over to others (or selling ) those houses before this could happen.It also “should” open the way for those Judges to order the confiscation of Ukrainian oligarch owed property in Crimea.As well as property of the Tatar traitors that left for Ukraine.All those magnificent beach houses the oligarchs had there should bring a pretty penny.Not to mention be a nice bit of payback for them.And yes, I would be vindictive like that.
@ Daniel Rich
Thanks, man. Maybe someday we will all get together.
Yes, it should be “IMF” as follows from the linked article.
@ Russian heart
Yes, it should be “Ukraine resumes IMPORT of Russian electricity”
Uncle Bob 1 and JJ – Thanks for great links and comments
Thank you, comrades.
Thank you for all your hard work.
very pleased to assist
Thank *you* Scott!
Great range and detail as usual.
The swine flu outbreak might explain a thing or two about current state of Ukrainian politicians…:)
The only info I managed to find on Ruighai Storage Logistics Int’l – the private company implicated in the cause of the blast – was that it was dissolved in 2011:
So is this another company, or the same operation minus the ‘storage’ to make it look different?
Very odd, given the hazardous nature of the materials it was handling – you would expect a lot more oversight.
The original recordings were released on the website of ‘British anthropologist Caleb Gilbert’ and a full transcript supplied. I posted it on this site more than a week ago.
All of the links supplied give 404-not found messages.
The details were quite convincing, particularly as Navylaichenko is cited as the source: he was forced to resign as head of the SBU and has since given interviews on widespread corruption in the current Ukrainian regime, particularly in relation to capital outflows.
And it is no secret Ukrainian Intel and military are CIA-controlled.
Sputnik is a Kremlin news portal and seems to believe this is a disinfo exercise by FP, through discredit of the original recordings as Russian-engineered ‘fakes.’
But there are many conspiracy theories. Why would FP bother with these tapes?
A possible explanation is that the video tapes you link to are themselves fakes – but not from scratch. It is quite possible they are doctored versions as an attempt to deflect attention away from the originals – and their content.
The big question for me is – why -and how – was MH-17 directed so far off-course?
The second is – where is Mr Stern?
@Mike 101 on August 13, 2015 · at 11:18 pm UTC
Yesterday I received a piece of news. A friend happily tells that there will be a holiday and so the family and friends will prepare a BBQ. The event that is celebrated is the martyrdom of the “Christian Machabees” , who fought and died for defending their Christian beliefs????
This is the education that Ukrainians have received for the past 25 years. It is not new. It is already a zombified population. People who otherwise are relatively sane, and intelligent as the rest of us, but who have been enculturized and acculturized to believe in the the most bizarre fairy tales and tall stories, from their Uniate church, from their Public education system, from their free and democratic press. And of course from their liberal and exemplary egalitarian political system.
Well, the Machabee insurrection was one sect of Jews against another sect of Jews, which took place some 160 yrs. Before Christ, succinctly.