Kiev regime armed forces operation to put the end to the Right Sector
The prevailing understanding amongst the brightest Ukrainian political analysts is that the “Kremlin controlled” Right Sector is destabilizing the situation in the country. Yet another version states that it’s “Putin’s agent” Poroshenko fighting against true Ukrainian patriots. Also, that the “Anti-terrorist Operation” in the Western parts of Ukraine is “Moscow’s plot” to destroy Ukraine. The whole thing is a huge ZRADA (treason) rather than PEREMOGA (victory). But it also could be the opposite.
Reminder that the Right Sector is an extremist nationalistic terrorist organization banned in Russia.
July 18th – Video of the start to the “Anti -Terrorist Operation” in Western Ukraine [Source]
МОЛНИЯ: начало АТО в Закарпатье — боевиков «ПС» окружают, задействована бронетехника и вертолеты (ВИДЕО)
According to Yuriy Butusov, a contributing editor at infamous webzine Censor dot net, he interviewed a “competent” witness. This “competent” witnesses claim that SBU anti Right Sector operation is just a scheme, to cover up a covert operation against people of Zakarpattia.
For the exception of one main highway Kiev-Chop all the roads are open. 18 wheelers and other large trucks are moving along nicely. They could transporting an army inside and no one would notice. Sources confirm that SBU is not ready to fight the “rightsectors.” The SBU officers from Kiev didn’t even know where Mukachevo was on the map. This anti-terrorist force officer from Kiev had the hard time coping, because “he has never see a map before” in his life.
The second day of the Right Sector protests on Maidan Square in Kiev
The Right Sector’s demands:
Abolition of the Musk II Agreement;
Resignation of the Minister of Interior;
No confidence vote Referendum
Ukrainian militants targeted houses of the leaders of Rusyns in West Ukraine Zakarpattia.[source] Most significantly, it is through this region that major energy pipelines pass from Russia, through Ukraine, and into the EU.
Rusyns connect the attacks with the increased activity of the pro-Junta Ukrainian nationalists. The Prime-Minister of Carpathian Rus Petr Gretsko said that they would have to start defending their families with weapons, if Ukrainian nationalists continue their attacks.
On July 18th, 2015 On his website, Gretsko made a desperate plea from Rusyns and Hungarians to the world Congress of Subcarpathian Ruthenians and the world Council of Hungarians.
Обращение русинов и венгров к Всемирному Совету подкарпатских русинов и Всемирному Совету венгров
“In Ukraine the ongoing activities of the extremist, Pro-fascist organizations create a real threat of deployment of a policy of genocide against the Ruthenians, Hungarians, and other minorities in our region.
We are convinced that the solution to these crisis problems can become a legalization of the results of the referendum of 1991. It means the necessity to develop the region’s Autonomous status. Also, there remain unresolved issues of official recognition of Rusyns, who constitute the majority of the population of Transcarpathia, but remain a national minority.”
“The participants of the meeting call upon the world Council of Hungarians, the world Council of Subcarpathian Ruthenians integrate their structures, to attract political and public circles of the countries that Rusyn and Hungarian communities to take action to help solve these problems.
In particular, it is important to have a corresponding influence on the views and policies of the Kiev authorities, so that the most acute problems of the South-East were decided purely on the basis of the Minsk agreements.”
On July 13th, 2015 Getsko published the results of the poll
75% of responding Transcarpathians agree with the definition that the Carpathian Right Sector in Transcarpathia to be finally named named a “terrorist organization” by the Prosecutor general office.
100% of respondents Transcarpathians believe that under this scenario, the SBU (Security Service of Ukraine)+RS (Right Sector) will be called “Bandera ISIS” soon.
87.5% of responding Transcarpathians support the idea that Transcarpathia became part of the Eurasian Economic Union.
100% of responding Transcarpathians consider spiritual purity is more important than the European overindulgence and faggotry
100% of responding Transcarpathians agree that Maidan took place so it would be possible to start a Civil War in the country.
92% of responding Transcarpathians believe that the true separatists were Kravchuk and Kiev residents in 1991 ( the year Ukraine proclaimed independence from the USSR), and not those whom the Ukrainian government is calling “separatists”
100% of responding Transcarpathians believe that the Ukrainian nationalists including the SBU and all other nationalist organizations are the main threat to the Carpathians, and Central Europe.
100% of responding Transcarpathians believes that after the Greek crisis assistance to Ukraine, and especially its accession to the EU will be heavily revised
83,3% of responding Transcarpathians believes that in Transcarpathia there is a handful of Kiev representatives and one thousand of Bandera followers who are considered by Europe and Kiev to be the first rate citizens. And there is one million two hundred thousand other Transcarpathians who are being treated as second rate people.
91% of responding Transcarpathians believes that the Bandera followers and Ukrainian nationalists are given a license to kill. Ukraine is the territory were the murder is de-criminalized and even encouraged by the ruling elite.
The poll shows that the people of Transcarpathia want self-rule, the removal of all Kiev representatives, autonomy and self-determination. People want to have a peaceful life. After 23 years of independence the Kiev elite has been only enriching itself and destroying the country and its population.
As a legal base for our demands we view the Transcarpathian regional referendum of 1991, when almost 80% of Transcarpathians voted in favor of the special self-governing territory of Transcarpathia, as a subject that is not included in any other administrative-territorial formation of Ukraine! The results of this referendum are still valid and legal. “
The results of the 1991 Referendum for Independence is published here
On July 19 Budapest expressed its Readiness to Protect Ethnic Hungarians Living in Ukraine, but not Rusyns [Source]
In response, the US immediately announced about the increase of its troops in Hungary. The US will bring in M1 Abrams tanks and M2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles under the pretence of the NATO drills in the country [Source]
Meanwhile, the representative of the NATO occupational authorities in Kiev is expected to replace the current Governor of Zakarpattie Region. Luhansk governor Moskal likely to be tapped to head Zakarpattia http://www.unian.info/politics/1100992-luhansk-governor-moskal-likely-to-be-tapped-to-head-zakarpattia-sources.html
“The appointment will take place in the coming days, until the end of the week,” a source said. “Talks about his appointment took place on Tuesday,” the source added. A source in the Presidential Administration said that the reshuffle would involve not only the region’s governor, therefore “it takes time.”
Visit of the US Ambassador Pyatt to Zakarpattia and an interview with Petr Getsko
The “Anti-Terrorist Operation” is gearing up. July 21, 2015 Video of NATO occupational armed forces moving through the “Right Sector’s” barricades. Judge for yourself how much manpower and weaponry are thrown into this “new separatists area.” [source]
“Right Sector” fascists called for a national referendum and predictably end up with a freak show [Source]
Right Sector” and other Ukrainian nationalist movement started to suspect that they are only popular when the US pays to people to support them.
The idea of Maidan 3.0 smells more and more like a fish market on a hot summer day. If it’s not okayed by Victoria Nuland is not happening. Ukrainians are just too slow to realize that. Check out the Colonel’s post with many interesting images and videos with a one-liner summary under ach video. Remarkably, the Stalin architectural classicism buildings (gray) and a building of the Russian neoclassical revival (white) framing the meeting.
Creation of the New Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine based armed forces under UN, NATO, and EU command directed against Russia [Source]
The US won’t be able to sleep and eat until it starts a war of Europe against Russia. Either that, or the US will have to pay back to its creditors, which is impossible. It can always default, of cause, and start new. But the wars in Europe are so profitable and so good for the American psyche.
Odessa is on the way to become a US NATO base. Video of 100 Humvee military vehicles arrived from the US to Odessa.
Jul 18, 2015 A batch of 100 military HMMWV vehicles arrived in the morning from the United States to Odessa, said US Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey R. Pyatt.
He has also published on Twitter corresponding photos. The first 30 US armored Humvee (HMMWV, the so-called military Humvee) were handed over to the Ukrainian side in March.
Ukraine actively receives weapon from over 10 European countries [Source]
Russia’s liberals Exodus to Ukraine (on the way to the West) [Source]
The problem with being a kept person, you have to do what your sugar daddy wants. It’s getting harder and more expensive to continue anti-Russian propaganda sitting in Moscow and Saint-Petersburg and even Ekatherinburg.
Aider Mmujdabaev, an editor at MK Moskovskiy Komsomolets, an ultra-liberal yellow newspaper. In Kiev, he will be fighting for the rights of Crimean Tatars to be back under the Kiev’s control. He is the one infamous for saying about May 9th Victory Day, “I want to spit on your victory.” Fortunately for many, his bodily discharge is not transmittable via cables and Wi-Fi, so it stays with him on his computer screen.
He is following in steps of Maria Gaidar, a daughter of the one of the most nauseous figures in Russian modern history.
A disabled Ukrainian tells all about real Crimea
Рассказ украинца о реальном Крыме
“Cursed be the day when we decided to support Maidan” says Taras from the West Ukrainian Ujgorod. “You have no idea of horrors that are going on in Ujgorod. It’s very scary to live everywhere. Crimes and lawlessness of the Right Sector. In Ujgorod and Lvov especially. We have never thought that the situation would get that bad.” He brought his family to Crimea and decided to stay and ask for a refugee status. “Crimeans treat us very nicely. They told me that they would rather starve than go back to Ukraine.”
Another Ukrainian, Andrey from Kherson, left his business and moved his family to Crimea. “The country is in a grip of lawlessness, theft, crimes and murders. There are no where to sell our products. You have no idea how much I paid to get here. I decided to stay here in Crimea. I see my future in Russia.”
The author, who is disabled from childhood visited a rehabilitation center and met with Oleg, who lost both legs and his entire family to the Ukrainian shelling of Donetsk. He used to be a watchmaker in Donetsk, and was offered work as a watch repairman. He expresses his gratitude to the government of Crimea for taking care of the disabled and injured people from Donetsk and Lugansk. He says that in Crimea he is receiving his medical treatment for free and he is a process of getting an artificial legs. “My entire family has perished and I am by myself now. But I am not alone. People here are so nice to me. I will learn how to walk again. I will work to help my Motherland.”
The author, a Ukrainian blogger Страж (Sentinel) writes in conclusion:
“The Ukrainians! I am telling you — Russia is not our enemy! What’s happening in our native Ukraine is a true tragedy. We will only be able to understand the depth of our shared grief, when we learn to speak the truth to each other. Stop looking for external enemies. Stop trusting to lying Press and mass media. Look around and see what you have done! Think about it, because you are destroying yourself!
We need peace. To have peace, we urgently need to kick out lying, murderous, thieving and unprofessional authorities!
I really hope that you will see everything clearly as soon as possible, because if the government will continue at this pace destroying our country, soon we will nothing left to save!”
Our reader Martin from S.E.B. comment on July 17, 2015 • at 9:40 am UTC
Interesting shift in the Zio”german” press landscape.
The influential and widely established in Germany Focus magazine suddenly turned 180 degrees and out of a sudden admits that there are Nazis and the Right Sector in Ukraine wasn’t it all Putin’s Kreml Propaganda until yesterday??
Note: This article got 100% positive user feedback stars, unlike all normal articles (telling the US fairy tales), which usually get exactly 1 star (the possible minimum feedback).
America takes a conflict over Ukraine from cold to hot [Source]
Америка размораживает конфликт
The moment when DPR and LPR declare a unilateral withdrawal of all weaponry 3 kilometers farther away from the front line, Victoria Nuland issued new threats to Russia for failure to implement the Minsk II Agreement. Considering that Russia is NOT a part of this agreement, it’s clearly the warning to continue doing nothing while the NATO occupational forces attacking Donbass. Keep in mind that the developing the Odessa US Navy base is underway also.
“Victoria Nuland as the direct supervisor of the Maidan project gives Kiev a setting to defrost the conflict in the Donbass and the disruption of the hands of the puppet Ukrainian government agreements in the format of “Minsk-2″, says a Director of the International Institute of the newest States Alexey Martynov.
The American strategy on Ukraine is failing. For more than a year of confrontation with the DNR and LNR Washington did not manage to drag Russia into a serious regional conflict in Central Europe with the prospect of expansion it onto the entire continent. Nuland’s statements is a pitiful attempt to blackmail Moscow with the purpose to mobilize Kiev to destabilize the situation in Donbass.”
Humor: Ukraine’s PM to Greeks: Stick with EU and Be an Economic Success Like Ukraine (Video) Cameron sits there nodding his head in agreement…[Source]
Armed forces of DNR and LNR are being consolidate under the central command. Volunteer based battalions are being transformed into contract based armed forces that allow foreigners to serve in their armed forces.
Essentially, the republics move to create the professional unified armed forces that would be under one central command. No more battalions of picturesque volunteers listening to no one but their honest hearts and love for Russia. No more local authorities’ “pocket” armies with tanks. No more unfair division when some people are always fighting, while others are always guarding food warehouses. The poetry of freedom fighters and self-defenders will become a subject of literature and history, and instead Donbass gets professional contract military, including those from foreign countries.
Igor Strelkov about the formation of new DPR armed forces command [Source]
Игорь Стрелков о расформировании Минобороны ДНР и возможных последствиях
Zakharchenko: Kiev concentrated over 70,000 armed group on the boarder with the Republics [Source]
Киев сконцентрировал у линии фронта группировку ВСУ в 70 тысяч человек, — Захарченко
Partisans in Ukraine change their tactics [Source]
Bill on elections in Donetsk Republic passes first reading [Source]
July 18 – “The changes to the legislation are related to implementation of the Package of Measures on fulfillment of the Minsk agreements of February 12, 2015 and of the protocol to consultations of the Contact Group of September 5, 2015, which regulates organization of local elections under the special status of Donbass,” a special explanatory note reads.
The addendums, for example, read that residents, registered in DPR, but “temporarily away” will enjoy the right of participating in the voting. The republic’s Central Elections Commission “establishes locations and order for the local elections’ voting at foreign polling stations for those registered in the territory, organizing elections, and who have to be outside the Donetsk People’s Republic temporarily.”
About the anniversary of MH17: Locals held a memorial service for victims of the crash.
The relatives of the victims were invited. but no one showed up [source]
Родственники погибших пассажиров малайзийского «Боинга» так и не приехали на годовщину трагедии
Locals were waiting for the relatives of the victims to come and no one came. Not one relative came to the memorial of their relatives. They are busy filing lawsuits against Russia for billions of dollars.
In the article a local woman asks, Why all these people had to die? The answer is right here: All these people had to die so the US and EU could place sanctions on Russia. These people are sacrificial lambs for the US and EU to escalate their war on Russia. That’s why relatives of the victims are rushing to cash in and to sue Russians taxpayers for no reasons at all and demand billions of dollars.
The Constitutional Amendments offered by Poroshenko will expire after just one year. It’s a bomb under Donbass
Мина под статус Донбасса
Конституционные поправки, предложенные Петром Порошенко, можно будет отменить уже через год
Stunning Footage Captures Ukraine Artillery Shell Mid-Flight Moments Before Impact. Donetsk is being shelled by NATO occupational armed forces in Ukraine [source]
Donbass speaks Russian language: flash-mob of children and teens [source]
People on video say: We want to send a message that Donbass is strong united Russian region. We will win! The victory will be ours.
Take a look at the pictures of Donbass kids, they are so cute. Those are kids that a Jewish man and a father Poroshenko pleaded to shell, and bomb, and to keep “in basements” forever, to “win the war” on them.
Moments of the NATO War in Ukraine: June – July 2015
A collection of short videos and photographs
Мгновения войны – Июнь-июль 2015.
Moments of everyday day lives of the extraordinary people.
Don’t miss images of new souvenir Donetsk coin collection. Made in China, BTW. Highly recommended.
Russian Presidential Library Puts Rare Christian Books Online for Public [source]
The Saker’s political analysis grossed over 7000 views just in the first 24 hours. If Poroshenko Attacks His Days Are Numbered
Frankly, I think that NATO read it and that’s why they are not attacking, yet.
1. Putin Orders Formation Of New Military Reserve Force [Source]
2. It’s getting harder to get anti-Russia law via Duma (Russia’s Parliament)
Russian lawmaker proposing lift of import ban for Greece called “national traitor”
MOSCOW, July 16. /TASS/. Russian MP Andrey Krutov’s proposal to lift counter-sanctions from Greece has sparked controversy in the State Duma and Civic Chamber. Krutov was described as “a national traitor” and “foreign collaborationist.”
Civic Chamber member Sergey Markov shares this point of view. “Krutov’s proposal undermines our system of counter-sanctions. A questions arises on whether Krutov is a foreign agent and serves interests of someone else,” Markov said. “It would be strange if we cancelled our counter-sanctions against Greece which participates in EU’s sanctions regime against Russia. Greece could just recently veto extending sanctions against Russia, but the Greek government did nothing,” he concluded.
3. Russia Unveils “Terminator T-1” Inspired Killer Robots [source]
4. Is Russia being placed on “Gaidar’s” rail to financial ruin? [source]
Finance ministry and Central Bank of Russia continue strangling country economically. This time its new loans via bonds
Россию кладут на «гайдаровские рельсы»
В угоду спекулянтам из США и ЕС на страну вновь накидывают «долговую удавку»
Russia’s Finance ministry’s weekly treasury bonds auctions
June 3rd, 2015 Reuters article: Russia sells 10 bln roubles of OFZ bonds at auction, avg yield 11.77 pct
Russia’s Finance Ministry selling Russian bonds for about 12% interest rate payable twice per year. It’s clear that they are selling bonds to use the proceeds to pay interest on the previously sold bonds. Unless they prove otherwise. With an average bondholder around the world getting less than 1% for their holdings, it’s no wonder that the Wall Street speculators falling over each other to get Russia’ bonds into their hands. Do you ever wonder why there are no sanctions on buying those bonds?
What even more troubling that the Ministry of Finance touting these capital flight mechanism as victory for Russia. Remember the old wisdom, to never borrow money. You take somebody’s else money for a brief period of time, but you have to give back your own money forever.
The IMF approves of the policies conducting by the Russia’s Finance Ministry. it’s clear that the current ongoing economic and financial policies in Russia will bring the country to ruins if not stopped and revised. Russia needs to be able to issue its own money and to limit the buyers’ pool of its bonds, excluding all sanctions imposing countries specifically.
Here you can track the auctions of the Russia’s bonds.
4. 42 Billion Reasons Why Putin’s Time May Be Running Out
5. Ukrainian Bank to sue Russia’s taxpayers for $760 million in damages fur to reunification of Crimea [Source]
The bank uses the same law firm that represents Yukos. The venue is not known yet. As I reported prior, the Kiev junta intends to file multiple lawsuits against Russia’s taxpayers.
After the reunification of Crimea with Russia, The Oschadbank of Ukraine which is filing lawsuit froze all its customers funds, has never released those funds to the customers, and voluntarily terminated its services and closed its branches on the peninsula. People stood in lines for days trying to get their money back, but the bank and the Ukrainian mass media just insulted the bank’s customers.
Russia had reimbursed the bank’s depositors. The Russia’s government has never attempted to disrupt the work of this bank. Everything they have done was a voluntary decision of this bank’s leadership. Those foreign banks that stayed and keep working in Russia are reporting the highest historical profits.
Can you imagine that your bank takes your money, closes its branches in your town, and sues you because you elected the politicians that the bank’s owners don’t like?
If this bank wins its lawsuit, it will become a precedent for any bank anywhere to freeze their customers’ assets to punish the population for its political choices.
Previously, I have reported on the legal war launched against Russia in European and American courts by the means of frivolous baseless lawsuits to extort money from Russia’s taxpayers.
As a development, on July 21th, 2015 Russia prepared a symmetrical response to the hostile seizure of Russia’s taxpayers’ and private companies assets abroad
Россия симметрично ответит на аресты зарубежного имущества
The law that will allow Russia to put arrests on the Western assets in Russia in case of hostile actions towards Russia’s assets has passed the preliminary hearing, and is heading to Duma (Russia’s Parliament).
“The Ministry of justice, which drafted the bill, explained that this amendment will allow the “jurisdictional balance” in relations between Russia and other States. “The number of claims to the Russian Federation and its agencies in foreign courts, is steadily increasing, with the consent Russia on its part in not requested”,- speak in Department. Moreover recently Russia signed several international treaties on mutual protection of investments, which provide that all disputes related to investments, are dealt with in international commercial arbitration. Russia’s recognition of the jurisdiction of foreign courts in fact constitute a waiver of sovereignty, argue the authors of the bill.”
The most awesome about this law. that it was most definitely not written by the US Department of State’s think tanks. We witness in real time, how the Washington’s suffocating grip on the Moscow political circles is loosening.
Greek Prime Minister Asked Putin For $10 Billion To “Print Drachmas“, Greek Media Reports
Rumors has it that Putin refused to support the Greeks government attempts to exit the EU.
Russia has been a Greece’s ally since the beginning of history.
In Iran’s Epic of the Persian Kings, Shahnameh, Russia is mentioned as the Greece’s ally. Read here and enjoy the superb quality 600 illustrations based on the ancient manuscripts illuminations and made by the artist Hamid Rahmanian. The coolest part you can flip pages like it’s a real book.
Here, 1971 Soviet Epic Movie, Rustam And Sohrab From Shahnameh
War Profiteers: Victoria Nuland and Co. Making Money on Endless Wars
American neocons have turned wars into a profitable business, a US investigative journalist exposes, nailing Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and her husband, arch-neocon Robert Kagan, for their dubious foreign strategy.
Obama’s Goals For Middle East Hinge On Putin [source]
Paul Craig Roberts: Greece’s Lesson For Russia [source]
Greece’s lesson for Russia, and for China and Iran, is to avoid all financial relationships with the West. The West simply cannot be trusted. The “globalism” that is hyped in the West is inconsistent with Washington’s unilateralism. No country with assets inside the Western system can afford to have policy differences with Washington. It is testimony to the insouciance of our time that the stark inconsistency of globalism with American unilateralism has passed unnoticed.
Washington is committed to economic and political hegemony over every other country and uses the Western financial system for asset freezes, confiscations, and sanctions. Countries that have independent foreign policies and also have assets in the West cannot expect Washington to respect their property rights or their ownership.
Washington is invested heavily in using Ukraine against Russia. All the conflict there originates with Washington’s puppet government in Kiev. Russia is blamed for everything, including the destruction of the Malaysian airliner. Washington has used false charges to coerce the EU into sanctions against Russia that are not in the EU’s interest. As Washington has succeeded in coercing all of Europe to harm Europe’s political and economic relationships with Russia and to enter into a state of conflict with Russia, certainly Washington is not going to agree to an Ukrainian settlement. Even if Washington wanted to do so, as Washington’s entire position rests on nothing but propaganda, Washington would have to disavow itself in order to come to an agreement.
As long as this doctrine reigns in Washington, neither Russia, China, nor Iran, the nuclear agreement notwithstanding, are safe.
Last, But Not Least
Guess a name of an Old Master, who painted Putin into all his paintings
Off topic, but another confirmation of the Saker’s theory who is running the world.
George Galloway was many times refused entry to Australia, Canada, USA to have a speech at the universities and here you have some answer for this
Remember when the sub-prime
crisis was “limited” to a few bad
What is Greece?
A pathetic basket case or a canary in the coal mine?
Real Econ TV
Thank you Scott.
The Kremlin has denied the Greek “media’s” (who owns it?) rumour.
Don’t forget Russia offered Tsipras several opportunities and he didn’t take any. Alexander Mecouris wrote several articles on this in Russia Insider some weeks back…..so I think its the Greek “media’s” attempt to push the balme on Russia.
I think Russia is slowly but surely putting all the laws in place to counter the A/Z’s court attempts – good luck when it comes to going to Russia with their fake cases.
That piece of work Kolomoisky is now claiming $2bn from Russia citing the Yukos case…..
Also a few updates today in Ukraine:
Porkie sign 30km buffer zone
Porkie to appoint new head of military-civil administration in Lughansk
Bit frustrating also saw something about allowing Donbass to speak Russian and Ukrainian but can’t find the article – saw it earlier today??
Is Porkie hedging his bets now RS are up in arms?
That’s just Poroshenko trying to appear “European” on languages,it is on RT .He make a speech saying Donbass would always be Ukrainian (the main part of his speech).And said in the speech that people would be “allowed” to speak Ukrainian and Russian.They’ve always had that “right”,so he wasn’t giving them anything.He didn’t say anything about the “legal” status of Russian (which is the problem).Its one thing to speak your language in your home or on the street.Its another to have a legal standing for it.To have it taught to your children.To use it in legal dealings with the authorities,etc.That is what he isn’t saying.So ,like everything about him,his words are worthless.
The official language of the Ukraina is Ukrainian, the official language in Russia is Russian. I dont see the problem. You can learn the language of your country even through you are not native Ukrainian. That just shows respect.
From the practical point of view, it would make sense to make Russian also to be the official language of Ukraine but I dont think it is something that can happen it current political situation.
Your view at this problem is a kind of promitive. This is a usual way of thinking of almost all Westerners. You see the surface only, but do not take an effort to understand things more deeply. It is hard to tell the whole story of the East-Southern lands in Ukraine. In a few words: these territroies were attached to a small “Ukraine” 80 years ago. People who lived then at those Russian territirias were NOT asked if they want to be “Ukraine” They just attached. I am one of such people. My culture is Russian, my language is Russian. I want our children to know Russian culture (music, paintings, literature). Unfortunately the new power in Ukraine is so stupid, that they forbid us even think about it. Recently they forbidded… the words “Russia”, “Russian Federation”, etc. They try to make us to forget completely who we are. By the way, do you know how many people in Ukraine speak Russian in the daily life (at families, shops… everywhere except the official cases)? It is about 80%… 80% os the population has to change their culture because… because the power is stupid.
esten: Natalia is 100% correct!
And by the way, even in the CCCP under Stalin in the 1930ties and more so even in the town of then Stalino (now Donetsk) – not sure how else I can find a superlativ to show the point – there were _BOTH_ Ukrainian _and_ Russian as official State languages in the Ukrainian CCP. You find Unkrainian on old Soviet Ruble bills, post stamps and everywhere.
More so, according to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukraine#Inter-war_Soviet_Ukraine
“Soviet leadership encouraged a national renaissance in the Ukrainian culture and language. Ukrainisation was part of the Soviet-wide policy of Korenisation (literally indigenisation).”
So, aren’t they always telling western readers that Ukraine was occupied during Soviet times and suppresses ?
Russian was official language in all CCCP republics. Also please read: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russification_of_Ukraine
Russian was _one_ of the official languages in all Republiks of CCCP.
Also, can folks some day decide what really happened and when?
“””””The languages of the Soviet Union are hundreds of different languages and dialects from several different language groups.
In 1918, it was decreed that all nationalities in the Soviet Union had the right to education in their own language. The new orthography used the Cyrillic, Latin, or Arabic alphabet, depending on geography and culture. After 1937, all languages that had received new alphabets after 1917 began using the Cyrillic alphabet. This way, it would be easier for linguistic minorities to learn to write both Russian and their native language. In 1960, the school educational laws were changed and teaching became more dominated by Russian.”””””
In https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russification_of_Ukraine it reads:
Russification policy was more intense in Ukraine than in other parts of the Soviet Union, and the country now contains the largest group of Russian speakers who are not ethnically Russian: as of 2009, there were about 5.5 million Ukrainians whose first language was Russian. Russian speakers are more prevalent in the southeastern half of the country, while both Ukrainian and Russian are used equally in the center, and Ukrainian dominates in the west. Some of these “russified Ukrainians” speak Russian, while others speak a mix of Ukrainian and Russian known as “surzhyk;” many do have some proficiency in Ukrainian. Estimates of their prevalence in the country vary, but according to different studies, “russified Ukrainians” comprise a third to a half of the total population of Ukraine.”””””
So are you suggesting, Natalia and 5 or more million people of Crimea and Donbass are not ethnic Russians, but Russified Ukrainians without their knowlege and even though they say “we are Russians”, this is only the result of some mis-judgement and mental illness??
Tell me then: What are YOU? USAmericanized EU citizen?
Unfortunately you won’t find such terms on wikipedia. And guess what: That’s also part of the problem, rather than hinting facts towards reality.
Need to slightly correct myself:
It is not correct that “Chruchtchew was drunk” when he gave away Crimea to the Ukrainian Soviet Republic only in 1954.
It appears to be related to foreign creditors ownership rights, but that’s certainly yet another discussion.
This correction appears to have been made to a post that appears further down in the thread. Sadly I cannot make it appear further down. I hope it does not becmoe confusing.
Hello to the Saker and or his Moderation team! Thank you for pointing this out to reduce potential confusion among readers.
Actually my fault: I should have combined all of this into a single response.
On the other hand it really enraged me and increased my blood pressure, you understand, and I needed to write asap …
I guess you understand neither of the two languages, not 5 words.
Because then you would see that it is basicly the same East-Slavic language in a slightly modified dialect.
I as a German who lived in Ukraine can tell you: The language differences within Germany are way larger, than from Russian to so called Ukrainian.
From Saxony or Bavaria to lower Germany in the north, let alone the type of German spoken in parts of Suisse, it’s all called “German language” (different dialects).
On top of that Germany has simply ABSORBED lots of smaller slavic communities, which were occupied almost 1000 years ago but continued to maintain their local traditions and to speak their original slavic languages until about 1875.
The SORBS are the most known of them.
Back to Ukraine aka MaloRus aka Little Russia:
Judge yourself what it could mean, that even in the Wikipedia page about the so called “Ukrainian language” (which it isn’t) the harshest thing they with their Pro-Kiev viewpoint can write is the following:
“””””Russian was in a privileged position in the USSR and was the state official language in everything but formal name—although formally all languages were held up as equal.
Soviet language policy in Ukraine may be divided into the following policy periods:
Ukrainianization and tolerance (1921–1932)
Persecution and Russification (1933–1957)
Khrushchev thaw (1958–1962)
The Shelest period: limited progress (1963–1972)
The Shcherbytsky period: gradual suppression (1973–1989)
Mikhail Gorbachev and perestroika (1990–1991)”””””
@esten (or @aspen-institute?)
“””””Ukrainization and politics
In two presidential elections, in 1994 and 2004, the role of languages in Ukraine was an important election issue. In 1994 the main opposition candidate, Leonid Kuchma, in an attempt to widen his political appeal, expressed his support for the idea of Russian becoming the second state language”””””
There you see the problem: Since 1991 Russian has no official status in all of Ukraine, although the majority of people living there used Russian as their native language (yes, also in Kiev, and at least everywhere east of the Dniepr river).
Such a discrimination the other way around was not even present under Stalin.
Crimea was “given” to the Ukrainian Soviet Republic only in 1954, when
Chruchtchew was drunk, but never ever wanted to be part of Ukraine!
A referendum on sovereignty was held in the Crimean Oblast of the
Ukrainian SSR on 20 January 1991. Voters were asked whether they
wanted to re-establish the Crimean Autonomous Soviet Socialist
Republic, which had been abolished in 1945. The proposal was approved
by 94% of voters.
On 5 May 1992 the Crimean Supreme Council declared independence, dependent on a referendum that was planned for August. However, the Ukrainian Parliament ruled that the declaration was illegal, and gave the Supreme Council a deadline of 20 May to rescind it. Although the Supreme Council complied with the order on 22 May, the referendum was only postponed rather than cancelled.
The referendum idea was resurrected in 1994 after Yuriy Meshkov was elected President of Crimea in January. Although the Central Election Commission of Ukraine and Ukrainian President Leonid Kravchuk declared it illegal, it still went ahead.
*****Kiev started shooting their own civilians.*****
*****It has nothing to do with the Kremlin.*****
Захват БМП в Мариуполе (другой ракурс) 11:42 9 мая 2014
So, Mr Aspen, now I’m curious how you explain all of these other aspects.
You see how that works out in Ireland,right (and Belgium at one time)? Around 95% of Irish speak English.But with misguided nationalism,the Irish government tried to force people (without the Ukrainian style repression) to use Gaelic.It was/is a complete failure.For the last 23 years (and somewhat earlier) the “Ukrainian” nationalists have tried to force people to use West Russian (Ukrainian) as their language.And yet more people know proper East Russian than “Ukrainian”.Now the nationalists are trying to get what they tried with “legalisms” through force.That is a policy totally forbidden in Europe today.And is one of the reasons the junta is so hated.The other reason is that they are genocidal murderers,that betrayed their country to the West.But that’s another story.
@Uncle Bob 1
I like your short essentials which say it all in a nutshell.
West-Russian language is the correct term (for BeloRussian, Ukrainian dialects), good that you added that.
I forgot one important fact about Germany which I should really add, as a reference of understanding all the western talk about Ukraine being a souvereign “nation”.
Absolutely no time now, but only the core point:
Before 1871 “Germany” was little more than a large number of small non-united entities:
Not an empire, but a loose bunch of smaller and some larger independent States, a very loose entity, maybe comparable to C.I.S.
The largest common denominator was that all citizens spoke some dialect of “German”, but you would hardly understand anything from region to region.
Before that there was also the “Holy Roman Empire of German Nation” for almost 1000 years, but at the monet this is not important and I don’t have time, must run.
Only so much: In 1871 the 1st. German Unification took place, and the German Empire (which at the time was partnering with Russia) evolved.
It was only Hitler in 1934 who created the Nationality “DEUTSCH” aka “GERMAN” in 1934 in in the law RSTAG (Reichs-und Staatsangehoerigkeitsgesetz).
Before that – until 80 years ago – citizens of Germany would only be Geramns through their Russian Nationality, inhabitants of Dresden by menas of their nationality Saxony, in Munich it would be Bavaria and so on and so on.
On ebay you find old passports for sale (I myself bought one from Donetsk which was issued in “Ukraine” in January of 1992 (!), which still is a CCCP passport and states CCCP as nationality
But I mentioned ebay only because it is a better src for such old documents (and free large images of them) than the entire rest of the web. There are also old KPSS membership passports and nice things.
Anyways: Here, everybody can verify in a passport from the German Empire of the 1920ties (before 1934), that the field “Nationality” didn’t say “German Empire”, but the corresponding Federation Sub-State, and: All german passports are like that. In contrast to the Soviet Passport above it was not issued by error, but by valid law (RSTAG).
(NATIONALITY: “Sachsen” (Saxony)
So, let’s sum this up: All Germans are in fact state-less persons who were forced into the nationality “GERMAN” without their confirmation, knowkege and in siome cases without their wish.
But that’s another topic (because it is in fact the truth).
What does Mr. esten now say to that, when we adopt the German situation to “Ukraine” versus CCCP versus RF, C.I.S, versus Russian Empire etc etc etc ???
Damn, suddenly life cannot be explained in 2 words anymore.
Something must be wrong with the State Department’s Harf statements …..
“Don’t forget Russia offered Tsipras several opportunities and he didn’t take any. Alexander Mecouris wrote several articles on this in Russia Insider some weeks back…..so I think its the Greek ‘media’s’ attempt to push the balme on Russia.”
“When our Federal Government, that has the exclusive power to create money, creates that money and then goes into the open market and borrows it and pays interest for the use of its own money, it occurs to me that that is going too far. I have never yet had anyone who could, through the use of logic and reason, justify the Federal Government borrowing the use of its own money… I believe the time will come in this country when [the people] will actually blame you and me and everyone else connected with this Congress for sitting idly by and permitting such an idiotic system to continue. I make that statement after years of study.”
~ Congressman Wright Patman, 1941
And yet this is somehow Russia’s fault for not helping the Greek government perpetuate this “idiotic system”? I agree, Veritas; that’s messed up.
Thanks for putting this together, Scott.
Thank you Scott (and everybody who helped).
It is once again an outstanding situation report.
But I must say, it starts to seriously frighten me, after I had some hope until now.
Not only for the future of civilians living all over now also the other parts of former Ukrainian CCP, but on a global scale.
If really a 2nd front opens near the NATO/EU border, if Hungary gets involved (following NATO orders or maybe even ignoring if not opposing them).
I tak dalee …
At some point it may run out of control. And then those average Joe mainstream zombies here in Germany or in France, UK or USA who don’t give a sh* about the suffering ethnic Russians will finally have the same experience, as those “living” (trying to survive) in Donetsk for over a year now.
On the other end it could mean the end of life on earth. So let’s PRAY it won’t happen.
Somalia next door, nice. Well done, golden West!
I think if we had a Berlin wall once again, a minimum of at least some million refugees would attempt to escape to the East.
This time with all the queues on the opposite side.
First East-Berlin, then, after they reached freedom and lived in a tents camp for some while, there would be endless lines of refugees all the way to Leningrad, Moscow, Stalingrad.
I wished I would wake up and it would be reality.
But I’m afraid bad times are ahead for all of us (let’s not even think of Bosnia versus Republika Srpska versus Serbia, Macedonia etc., I just was in Yugoslavia in June and I have many friends there, know the wonderful country)
Most people I know there, not only in Serbia or Republika Srpska, but astoundingly also in core Bosnia say: In Yougoslavia everything was better, Tito is their hero.
Even 80% of Romanians I talked to say, under Ceaucesco life was tough, but he was on their side.
The west played with Romania to break it and to get it under its control.
(first very generous IMF loans, then suddenly forcefully demand instant payback, Greek scenario to enslave a nation …)
But that would go too far for the frame of this small comment:
Schachmatt – Strategie einer Revolution oder Fallstudie amerikanischer Politik
Back to Ukraine: How will this all end??? :(
WILL IT ever end?
And will there still be life on earth on a scale more complex than Unicellular organisms?
p.s. What will happen if any Nuclear powerplant gets blown up??
How many of them do we have in Ukraine alone?
There is life in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, but not many humans. Maybe that is the best we can hope for within a generation, maybe in much less time. While their empire of extraction and war collapses, the crazies will go even more mad trying to maintain control. Let’s do what we can to help life live through this.
I hope the Chinese are reading Scott’s PCR source: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-07-18/paul-craig-roberts-greeces-lesson-russia
China seems unaware of the risk of investing in the US. China’s new rich are buying up residential communities in California, forgetting the experience of Japanese-Americans who were herded into detention camps during Washington’s war with Japan. Chinese companies are buying US companies and ore deposits in the US. These acquisitions make China susceptible to blackmail over foreign policy differences.
The “globalism” that is hyped in the West is inconsistent with Washington’s unilateralism. No country with assets inside the Western system can afford to have policy differences with Washington. The French bank paid the $9 billion fine for disobeying Washington’s dictate of its lending practices, because the alternative was the close down of its operations in the United States. The French government was unable to protect the French bank from being looted by Washington.
Nice work, Scott. I wonder how much longer the ZPC/NWO will be able to hold their artificial Ukrainian entity together.
OT, but this clever piece is hysterical.
Building Israel: The Start-Up Nation
Nobody knew who he was but, Ben Ezra started to go wild. At first, as a loyal Zionist, he would only leak documents to the Israeli press but the Israeli papers ‘self-censored’ and refused to print. Long Island leggy had done a lot of damage: He was ridiculed at work, Bibby and Laura snubbed him and the secretaries snickered. Joshua then sent a stream of documents to independent journalists, major newspapers ad web sites the world over. The NY Times, Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post, the major TV networks and NPR all contacted the Israeli embassy in Washington and refused to follow-up on any of the documents. The BBC, quoted an anonymous Israeli official, who claimed that the ‘so-called whistleblower was an anti-Semitic neo-Nazi holocaust denier with a conspiracy complex’. Al Jazeera quoted a Gulf State expert who claimed the allegations especially the reports on Gulf state collaboration with Mossad were part of an ‘Al Qaeda disinformation campaign’.”
Scott, you provide with such an incredible amount of info! Thank you so much. Transcarpathia & the Rusyns was interesting.
It’s perfectly OK that you make mistakes in English, but this one made me laugh: “a daughter of one of the most nauseous figures in Russian modern history.”
Just for your info, a nauseous figure is one who feels sick; a nauseating one makes us feel sick.
Great work Scott – found that poll especially interesting (Were they really asked about how they felt about ‘EU overindulgence and faggotry’? The pollster certainly didn’t beat around the bush..:)
PressTV has coined (not sure if unwitting) a new term members of Congress/The Senate: ‘Reprehensive.’
An amalgam of ‘reprehensible representative’ seems just about right, since the ‘reprehensive’ in question was objecting to the Iran deal.
If I understand it correctly then the Right Sector is being made the reason for escalation of violence in the West of Ukraine or elsewhere. So, the US is creating a new old enemy to continue destroying the country further on as the war in the East is frozen. Ukraine is going to have two enemies: Russia and Right Sector. Who will be next, Hungary, Slovakia?
Bomb disposal experts working at the underground stores of Lugansk airport have found something interesting – US made Stingers – ground-air missiles all boxed and ready to go.
Regarding the possibility of Novorossiya/Russia facing Bandera-ISIS forces:
It is very likely that the US took the decision in June (Brookings Report) to finish off the partitioning of Syria with (more) boots on the ground. And it is possible that Russia has decided to finish off ISIS in Iraq & Syria before the US can use it in the Caucasus, or more extensively in Ukraine.
The use of Russian military in the middle east may be more acceptable to Russia because she would be responding to the request of a legally constituted govt, whereas in Ukraine it is arguably a civil war.
July 20, 2015 (Tony Cartalucci – NEO) – It was recently reported that US policymakers have signed and dated plans drawn up for the US invasion and occupation of Syria. The plan as described by the Fortune 500-funded Brookings Institution – a corporate think-tank that has previously drawn up plans for the invasion, occupation, and “surge” in Iraq – is to occupy border regions of Syria with US special forces to then justify a nationwide “no-fly-zone” if and when Syrian forces attempt to retake these “safe zones.”
The Propaganda Begins
The Brookings policy paper is now demonstrably manifesting itself as talking points across the Western media. The Guardian in an op-ed titled, “Why British air strikes in Syria would be pointless,” argues:
[Defence secretary Michael Fallon’s] aim merely to spread the RAF’s targets across a greater area? If, on the other hand, he has a secret plan to transform coalition strategy into something more ambitious, perhaps he should share it with us. Syria does not want for bombs. What it lacks are suitable ground forces who could drive out and destroy Isis under the coalition’s military umbrella. A more aggressive approach is possible. It would require American leadership,”
7/21/15 http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/07/21/421232/Iran-Russia-ISIS-Ilya-Rogachev-Zarif-Lavrov Excerpts: (no mention of military yet)
Russia has voiced interest to team up with Iran to fight the Takfiri ISIL terrorists operating in the Middle East region.
“We can develop anti-terror cooperation with Iran, first of all, in the Middle East region,” Ilya Rogachev, the director of Department of New Challenges and Threats Issues of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said on Monday.
“The notorious international terrorist organization as Islamic State (ISIL) can be and has to be the object of our cooperation with Iran,” the Russian official said.
On July 14, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the conclusion of Iran’s nuclear talks with world powers has paved the way for a “broad” coalition to battle the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group.
“It removes the barriers – largely artificial – on the way to a broad coalition to fight” ISIL and other terrorist groups, said Lavrov.
In this article, under the subhead “Terrorism”
It is explained that Daesh officers from N Africa have now been replaced by Georgians & Ouzbeks, communication by walkie-talkie is now in Russian.
Then this excerpt:
“This is why Russia asked for the presence of a Syrian delegation in Moscow. To the great surprise of the Syrian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Walid Moallem, the delegation did not talk to the Russian counterpart, Sergeï Lavrov, but was received by President Putin, on the 29th June. Putin warmly welcomed him in public, in the presence of the Press, and delivered a long speech explaining the Russian project – Syria must join with Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Turkey to eliminate Daesh. M. Mouallem was then invited to answer questions from the Press, side by side with President Putin, but without ever being able to answer him directly.
“Clearly, Russia had already secretly discussed this plan, not only with Saudi Arabia, , Jordan and Turkey , but also with Iran, and intended to show the rest of the world that she was in a position to dictate Syria’s policy. Although startled by the Russian initiative, Syria can only benefit from this plan, since it would mean the end of the war.”
Voltairenet.org (T Meyssan) is sometimes wrong in his analysis, but I think there is enough from various sources to indicate that Syria will be heating up soon.
An article I read today on Fortruss rather depressed me. Its called “Right Sector changing sides?”, and Yarosh the right sector leader was saying :
“”Donbass is our own, Ukrainian land, therefore I am counting on normal relations with people who live there. I have no problem entering into a dialogue with the miners, I myself come from the Dnepropetrovsk Region”.
So the people of the Donbass are now miners are they ? Whatever happened to “terrorists” or “separatists” I wondered. And what makes things worse for me is that further down in the article the translator added this passage :
“Also, Yarosh’s move I think confirms he is not the creature of Kiev, Berlin, or Washington. He is and has been an independent political operator in his own right whose services are and have always been for sale for the highest bidder. Since neither Washington nor Kiev are prepared to bid very much in order to retain his loyalty, he’s evidently decided to explore viable alternatives. It also helps that the Right Sector is not as stridently Nazi as, say, Biletsky’s Azov who is not someone with whom DPR, LPR, or the Kremlin would ever do business”.
I had to read that last sentence twice, because try as I might I couldn’t help but compare it to the council on foreign relations saying in an article that the FSA need al-Qaeda and trying to portray al-Qaeda as being somehow less demonic in nature than ISIS :
It would seem that in a crazy upside down world that political expediency seemingly justifies anything, including losing your humanity and your soul. This is why I really don’t hold out much of a hope for our survival as a race. We are too self centred and corrupt on a very basic level and it is exactly this flaw in human nature that the 1% uses to divide and exploit us.
Right sector has been responsible for committing a string of some of the most brutal atrocities in the so called ATO zone not to mention “disappearing” people in other places. So how do you measure degrees of evil ? If members of a volunteer battalion burn a NAF fighter and his wife alive does that make them more evil than others who merely just lob shells at residential areas killing innocent civilians ? And the article goes on :
“After the Mukachevo clash on July 11 the Right Sector withdrew its battalions from the Donbass front. DPR head Aleksandr Zakharchenko then spoke about Yarosh with respect, praising him for daring to confront the Poroshenko regime”.
While I do realise that this may all be grand strategy on the part of Zakharchenko to drive a wedge into the Kiev junta, all too often we see in politics an attitude of the end justifying the means, no matter how dirty. Until we learn to respect each other regardless of race, ethnicity or religion and accord each other a genuine equality we will only keep on repeating the same self destructive steps over and over again until we eventually destroy ourselves. Frankly, I really cant see it happening. World out of balance as the Hopi Indians say.
100% agree with you.
Let’s hope it is indeed only a psycho trick to tear down Kiew.
Now they are blaming Putin for Right Sector? Are they taking lessons from insufferable ‘exceptional and indispensable’ lunatics in the US?
Thanks 4 yet another meticulous sitrep, bro.
Q; “Bandera ISIS”
R: Let’s hope they’ll soon be turned into ‘“Bandera WASWAS’
Saw this on RT: “US to place AMD components in Poland despite Iranian deal – Kerry’s deputy”
The lying is now fully exposed for what it is.It’s time for Russia to take the kid gloves off.Target fully those NATO countries.And let the “alliance” understand the life or death of their nations depends on their actions.If they continue with their aggressive acts then they will surely be erased from human history.Maybe that will wake them up to stop their insanity,if not,so be it.
On the Transcarpathia issue,its a difficult one.In history,at one time much of West Ukraine’s people were considered Rusyn (or as they say Rusin) and just another regional bloc of West Russians.With the the rise of “Ukrainianism” most of the lowland areas (and urban areas) began to think of themselves as Ukrainians.Leaving the highland rural population still “Rusin”.Transcarpathia is the mountainous heartland of that “Rusin” area.It used to stretch much further at one time.Into the mountainous areas of today’s Poland.And many of the people of Eastern Slovakia are of Rusin ancestry assimilated over the 19th and early 20th century.Most Slovaks in that region that are Greek Catholic and the Orthodox were originally Rusin peoples.The remaining Rusins have wanted autonomy from Ukraine for many years.They were promised it several times,but always lied to.There are also pro-Ukrainian Rusins,so they are very split.There has been a lot of talk about them revolting against Kiev.But I don’t see it.They don’t have a united leadership.And,while in general pro-Russian.Not so pro-Russian as to rebel against Kiev.If the junta starts to collapse strongly.Then yes,Transcarpathians might rebel.But until then ,lets not get our hopes up.I like Petr Getsko,but he really has no power in the region.His title is an honorary one.He does speak for the opinions of all Rusins. And without the ability to enforce their wishes.
fantastic as usual
extra bits if required
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian Investigative Committee has launched 54 criminal cases against Ukrainian political figures, activists and military commanders amid Kiev’s special operation in the southeast.
“There are over 30 defendants in these criminal cases and the list is not final,” Markin said, adding that the defendants include Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, former defense minister Valeriy Heletei and leader of the Right Sector ultranationalist group Dmytro Yarosh.
Read more: http://sputniknews.com/politics/20150723/1024944521.html#ixzz3ghS5XI9o
as it says
but the other day someone had suggested OSCe actually chair Minsk implementation?
“RUSSIAN VIEWS OF THE OSCE ACTIVITIES
Russia continues to view the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) as one of the backbone organisations in the Euroatlantic region. Its mission is to promote cooperation among all its members to strengthen peace and security.
Today the OSCE is undergoing a long and systemic crisis. Now, almost 20 years after the collapse of the bipolar world, it is yet to determine its new destiny, however, it is struggling to uphold its primary function as a unique platform for discussion of security matters acting on the principles of equality and mutual respect. Many countries still use the Organisation instruments to realize their own goals, often to the prejudice of other partners’ interests.
The OSCE’s inability to prevent military operation in Yugoslavia in 1999 was a manifestation of this crisis, for safeguarding security of its member states is the basis of the Organisation’s mandate. According to the UN Charter and the Helsinki final act, the use of force in international relations is simply unacceptable. Moreover, the principles of the international law were grossly violated on other occasions, like the unilateral declaration of independence of Kosovo, and in the case of aggression of Georgia against South Ossetia and Russian peacekeepers in 2008.
These “malfunctions” are often induced by the fact that the OSCE has failed to become an international Organisation in its own right, until now formally remaining a regional agreement. Its institutional build-up is still in progress, its Charter (a functional basis for every intergovernmental Organisation) is still under discussion.
As a result, the OSCE is slowly but steadily losing its prestige and political appeal in the system of international relations, especially in light of the integration processes in Eurasian and Euro-Atlantic regions, including the growing spheres of influence of such structures as the EU, NATO, CSTO, SCO.”
Researchers from the University of California in Berkeley and University of Copenhagen have found out that the American aboriginals descend from the Siberian people.
The researchers managed to determine that 23,000 years ago a group of Siberians had moved to Alaska, and then dispersed about the both American continents.
The Indian ancestors had moved into the now-drowned land of Beringia, that used to join the north-eastern Asia and north-western America.
The scientists examined 31 genomes of the present residents of America, Siberia, and Oceania, as well as remains of 23 people, that had died 200 to 6,000 years ago.
They concluded that all Native Americans, ancient and modern, stem from a single source population in Siberia.
– See more at: http://english.pravda.ru/news/science/22-07-2015/131437-siberia-0/#sthash.aaC3nTHR.dpuf
so western immigrants to native america had started to practise getting rid of “russians” even then?
A Russian border guard is wounded on the border with Ukraine in Rostov region.
Having noticed some suspicious people near the border, the guard asked them to provide documents. The strangers brought a gun into action in response.
The guard is seriously wounded, but stays alive.
The data obtained under investigation says the abusers are the Ukrainian citizens. The intercept plan is declared in the region, as they are allegedly moving towards the city of Rostov-on-Don at the moment.
– See more at: http://english.pravda.ru/news/hotspots/22-07-2015/131427-border-0/#sthash.Pq30x4dm.dpuf
Leaders of the ISIS terrorist groups are reported to flee from the Iraqi city of Fallujah to Turkey.
Abdulrahman al-Namrawee, the head of a local council in Fallujah, claimed the commanders pushed their way through the western part of the city of Ramadi to Syria and then entered Turkey, as Iraqi security forces and the fighters of the Popular Mobilization units had surrounded the city.
On June 12, Turkish newspaper Today’s Zaman revealed that Ankara allows ISIL terrorists to freely walk in the streets of the Akcakale border district in the southeastern Turkish province of Sanliurfa.
– See more at: http://english.pravda.ru/news/hotspots/22-07-2015/131429-isis_turkey-0/#sthash.aePfc1ej.dpuf
MOSCOW, July 22 /TASS/. The reconnaissance of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) has intercepted documents revealing Ukraine’s new mobilization plans. The documents were published by the Donetsk News Agency on Wednesday.
“The DPR reconnaissance obtained a document confirming persistent rumours and suppositions of the last few weeks about Kiev’s plans to start a new seventh unplanned mobilization campaign,” the agency said quoting a commentary of the DPR defense ministry.
Under a military order signed by the military commissar of the Kharkiv region, all generals, admirals, officers, warrant officers, sergeants, soldiers and reserve sailors who permanently reside in the territory of the Kharkiv region are obliged to turn up at places of assembly upon receiving a draft notice.
The heads of secondary schools and institutions of high learning are obliged to provide the lists of students aged 16-22 to military commissariats.
The order contains a number of details on the procedure of holding the mobilization campaign.
“The term of service can be extended indefinitely if the state’s national security is threatened,” the military order issued in Ukraine’s Kharkov region said.
The DPR’s Defense Ministry said that similar orders had been issued in all Ukrainian regions. They will come into force in the second half of August 2015.”
No wonder Yats wanted emigrant Ukraine workers to return home as I posted the other day……..
MOSCOW, July 23. /TASS/. Federation Council’s Committee on Constitutional Legislation and Civil Society Development deputy chairman Konstantin Dobrynin has proposed on Thursday to set up a state agency or appoint a special representative for managing risks of possible lawsuits filed by international creditors against Russia.
The lawmaker sent a proposal to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, noting that “threat of significant damage to Russia as a result of certain actions of Western plaintiffs and foreign law enforcement agencies proves importance” of soonest adoption of appropriate decisions. “Further miscalculations in this sphere can result not only in significant damage, but also to undermining Russia’s financial sovereignty,” Dobrynin stressed in his proposal.
“Ukraine is interested in further development of cooperation with NATO in the military sphere, including the expansion of the program of joint exercises in order to strengthen the Ukrainian army, bringing its level of preparation in accordance with the best modern standards. This was stated by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko at the meeting with the commander of the combined forces of NATO in Europe US General Philip Bridlavom.”
America, which supports the “democratic solution of any conflict,” intends to continue to take an active part in the supply of Ukrainian military equipment. Pentagon plans to send a powerful radar station, so that it is almost prepared for delivery.
Subversive groups in Ukraine for the time of armed clashes in the Donbas staged explosions about seventy tracks. If conditionally start counting from 1 June of last year to 20 July of the current year, it turns out quite an impressive figure. Total 68 times saboteurs managed to blow up the different parts of the railway to maximize harm to the transport infrastructure of the Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republic.
The column with humanitarian aid from Russia arrived at the border with Ukraine. This konvoy became the thirty third in a row.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine has begun work on the creation of special purpose brigade named Heavenly hundreds. This formation will be based in Gostomel Kiev area.
As curled Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, spetsbrigady will use NSS at the Donbass, as well as against “internal sabotage and reconnaissance groups”, however, the minister did not say who it says “internal saboteurs.”
(Note Crimea is preparing itself for subversive terrorist sabotage groups) eg
Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsova face life imprisonment on charges of planning terrorist attacks in the Crimea. North Caucasus Military Court in Rostov-on-Don will continue to open hearings on the criminal case on 27 July. July 21 held the first hearing.
He is accused of four articles of the Criminal Code, he denies guilt and says that it is politicized.
USA stirring up finland scenarios after PACE fiascos recently?
“Minister of Defence of Finland Jussi Niinistö (Jussi Niinisto) denied a number of media messages about the intention of Finns place rapid reaction force near the Russian border. The news of this first appeared in the American edition of Defense News, and then actively spread to foreign (including Russian) information sources. According to the Finnish Defence Minister, “this news duck” because he did not communicate on this subject with the American journalists.”
“At the same time Niinistö noted that in Finland there are discussions about the overall state of readiness for the defense, since the value of themes has increased markedly due to the military crisis in Ukraine.”
USA teaching ukrainians how to raise money:
“The criminal regime of Ukraine sold the US invited the US ambassador Jeffrey Payette police to open an office in Kiev.
In the capital of fascist Ukraine opened the first office of the Main Directorate of the patrol police of the capital, located at the address: ul. People’s Militia, 9. At the opening of the office was attended by US Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey R. Pyatt, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov and his deputy Eka Zguladze.
As the adviser to Interior Minister Anton Gerashchenko, “it is here now will be made to administer fines for violations of traffic rules and all other violations of citizens and legal entities of the Code of Administrative Offences, if the protocols drawn up patrol police in Kiev.”
According to him, the new office has “dozens of brand new young boys and girls, 90% of whom have never worked in the old corrupt police officers.” “Citizen Service Centre is equipped with everything necessary for people with disabilities. To control the flow of visitors equipped with electronic terminals for issuing coupons with the number in the queue, “- said Gerashchenko.”
“Prosecutor General of Ukraine Viktor Shokin told Ukrainian reporters that his life was in danger. He believes that his wish to destroy physically due to the fact that he is “fighting corruption without exception.” Talk about their fears, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine noted that prevents many illegally extracted amber, sand and carry out other illegal transactions.”
He said today Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk, during the meeting of the Cabinet, Zakarpattya, Lviv, Volyn and Chernivtsi Customs planned to transfer the management of the British company.
“We see, first of all, Transcarpathian, Lviv, Volyn, Chernivtsi customs, which should go under the control of an independent and professional company … Experimentally, we consider the transfer of these customs as soon as possible. Chairman of GPI received appropriate instruction” – said Yatsenyuk.
Germany offered to finance the repair of water supply system Luhansk People’s Republic, Dana told Vladislav
Already determined the list of objects in the restoration of the Germans to take part.
All this last big bunch of extracts are from anna-news, google translate. Cheers
KIEV, July 23 /TASS/. Ukraine may be planning a new mobilization campaign this autumn, a Ukrainian politician told TASS on Thursday.
“People who are younger than 18 can take part in military hostilities as members of voluntary battalions,” Ruslan Bortnik, director of the Ukrainian Institute of Analysis and Policy Management, said commenting on reconnaissance information obtained by the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR).
“There is strong probability that the seventh or even the eight mobilization campaign may take place in Ukraine in autumn or early in winter. The Ukrainian president is expected to sign a special decree,” Bortnik said. The expert described the situation as a logical state of things because the previous sixth wave of mobilization is ending on August 17.”
“At the Ternopil region continues sixth wave of mobilization. Ternopil officials received regular instruction for the capture of “cannon fodder” for Poroshenko.
“Podvolochisk district – one of the best areas – said the military commissar Vladimir Katyn. – Indicator fulfillment of mobilization tasks is 67%. ”
He also stressed the need to intensify efforts towards the implementation of tasks to ensure the mobilization of human resources of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Commissar suggested attract men who never work or are registered in the employment centers, as well as to place the prompt publishing of military commissars in the local media.
Chairman of Regional State Administration Stepan Barna instructed the heads of district administrations to cooperate with law enforcement agencies and the owners of agro-industries to improve the productive performance of the plan of mobilization tasks’
does that mean after the harvests the agricultural workers ll be taken or cos the agriculture is deadbeat anyways? Perhaps it could mean people who have their own small holdings for survival are eligable too.
MOSCOW, July 23. /TASS/. Russian State Duma Speaker Sergey Naryshkin has said Thursday that Kiev does not plan to observe the Minsk agreements.
“The situation in Ukraine is far from what can be called stable.” Naryshkin said at a meeting with the French delegation led National Assembly deputy and co-chairman of the “French-Russian Dialogue” association Thierry Mariani.
“Unfortunately, Kiev does not plan to observe the Minsk agreements, the basis of which is, of course, political dialogue between Kiev and Donbas,” the speaker said. “People are dying, humanitarian catastrophe continues, people in Donbas do not have enough food, medicines and medical service,” he noted.
“And all this is going on in the very center of Europe — democratic, civilized Europe — and EU, unfortunately, supports the actions of official Kiev,” Naryshkin said.
SIMFEROPOL, July 23. /TASS/. Russian border guards have detained the Ukrainian Smolny tanker in the Black Sea with over 1,160 tonnes of undocumented diesel fuel on its board, the Crimean border guard department of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) reported on Thursday.
The tanker was presumably the illegal buyer and seller of fuel at open sea, the FSB said.
“The inspection has showed the tanker has no captain. The crew consisting of 10 members lacked the entire service documentation and the automated identification system,” the Crimean border guard department said.
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Kiev excludes Crimean port cities from list of Ukraine’s international ports
“This means the ship was actually a ghost invisible for state controlling bodies,” the border guards said.
The ship has been arrested and delivered to the port of Kerch.
today, at midnight, the official «Twitter» US Embassy in the Russian Federation there was a record , calling for a change of power in Russia.
Of course, no one did not directly write “Let’s say, brothers overthrow the power shifts, so quick mode” Raschke. ‘” Just the official «Twitter» Embassy makes reference to an anti-Russian website: “Five stories in five o’clock” . On the first point mentioned website posted an article published in the «New York Times» ( Russian version of the article, the English version of the article ). Innocuous at first glance, is not it? Freedom of speech and the like …
“Balogh admitted that finances the right sector and in the Carpathian region and Kiev.
Businessman Viktor Baloha, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, admitted to financing the organization “Right Sector”.”
“Press service of the SBU is proud to announce another “victory”: Eliminate supply chain of food, funds sangigieny and alcoholic beverages from Mariupol to the DNI.”
“Security Service of Ukraine blocked the activity of a number of Mariupol commercial entities involved in the large-scale supply of products to the DNR.”
“It is useless to agitate the people in the Donbas, opposed to Ukraine, a well-known publisher, council members Dmitry Gordon.
“I know these numbers by officers SBU: 80% of the population of liberated Mariupol against Ukraine”, – said Gordon. – The weight of his people in the region adhere to the pro-Russian views. They hate the Ukrainians do not want to speak Ukrainian, Ukrainian and accept European values. What we will achieve if you leave the occupied lands? Several million hostile population will continue to dictate to us how to live and what to do, and to support the bandits in power. It is enough to come to the newly liberated cities and ask people how they feel about the Ukraine. ”
Yatsenyuk insists on the restoration of the railway in the direction Nikitovka-Konstantinovka and Nikitovka-Mallorcan-Kurdyumovka. This will double the transport of coal from the Donbas-controlled Kiev Ukraine.
Distillation, referred to were destroyed a year ago. But now that the “Ukrainian Coal” requests to declare itself bankrupt, these Stretches sharply needed intact.
Even though AFU have consistently sabotaged rail lines at least 70 times in the last year…..Kiev getting desparate for energy again.Claims and counterclaims re gas bills etc still outstanding between kiev and Gazprom, billions. kiev wanting to pay 80 dollars for south african coal again…….
“Minority shareholders of Ukrnafta controlled by the group “Privat” Dnepropetrovsk oligarch Igor Kolomoisky, today, July 23, filed a lawsuit against Ukraine at once in two courts: the London Court of Arbitration in Stockholm, in the amount of $ 5 billion.”
Soros is happy to loan 1b to ukraine it seems……..
Hotting up against Sakaashvilli?
“erkhovna Rada deputy of Dnepropetrovsk, a former deputy Igor Kolomoisky Boris Filatov said that declares “all-out legal battle,” the governor of the Odessa region, Mikhail Saakashvili.
MP published a copy of the deputy’s request to the Director Mikhail Saakashvili with the requirement to “give a true, accurate and complete information about the place of residence and registration.”
The following query, wrote Boris Filatov will relate to, “Why, in violation of the constitution and the law officer is a man with two foreign citizenship.”
“In broad daylight on July 22 about 14 hours, a group of Ukrainian scouts penetrated the “neutral zone”, located between the positions of the army and the DNI of the Ukrainian side, to the east of the village Shirokino. Scouts began to inspect the place where once there was a wharf for ships of the Azov Flotilla.”
“In the near future the United States will give the Armed Forces of Ukraine’s powerful radar system for long-range detection and destruction of artillery “pro-Russian terrorists” DNI and LC. It is reported in the latest issue of the American daily newspaper The Wall Street Journal. The final decision for the transfer of Ukrainian military radar system according to journalists’ should take the White House “(read – US President Barack Obama).”
“Militant senator, head of United States Senate Committee on Armed Services, John McCain during his speech at the Hudson Institute in Washington again called to provide Ukraine with a lethal weapon.
“To our shame, we have not given Ukrainians weapons that they could defend themselves. We must give them the Javelin – this is a very effective anti-tank weapons. And I guarantee that this will significantly increase the price that Russia pays for his actions … The Ukrainians are fighting weapon 20th century and the Russians use weapons of the 21st, “- said McCain.”
Meanwhile Normand 4 format ‘meets’.
The State Property Fund of Ukraine postponed the offer for sale of 94.5% stake in OAO “Odessa Portside Plant” from November to September this year. This is stated in the decision of the Fund on July 22, 2015, according to the website fund. “As planned earlier, the shares will be offered on the open tender with an offer price of an auction,” – said in a statement.”
“In an article for the influential German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung former Prime Minister of Slovakia Mikulas Dzurinda accused the Ukrainian authorities that “politicians rely too much on outside help, it can ruin the whole process of rapprochement with the West.” In his opinion verbally support Ukraine’s pro-Western course, but actually implementing reforms without much enthusiasm. Kiev hopes too “free”, for help from the outside and it is time to put an end to.”
Donetsk, July 23, the Donetsk News Agency
“The statement of the leader of the extremist organization “Right Sector” Dmitry Yarosh about a new revolution in Ukraine is nothing but a bluff, Donetsk political scientist Kirill Cherkashin told a correspondent of the Donetsk News Agency today.
“Right Sector leader’s statement about a new revolution in Ukraine is doubtful. Anything coming from the Right Sector is a sham. They don’t have enough strength to topple Poroshenko’s government. All of this blathering about a new Maidan and a referendum are merely attempts to draw attention to themselves. The U.S. government will support Poroshenko, not Yarosh.”
My dear comrades, thank you for all your comments, ideas, and links. We can’t do it without you.
Keep on keepin’ on.
Don’t forget your kevlar!
Scott, can’t believe you missed this – the terrible, shamefully-underreported plight of the Finnish Army: