Dear friends,

Since my three research assistants are writing SITREPs from Monday through Saturday, a reader – Baaz – has offered to write weekly Ukraine SITREPs on Sundays covering the full past week.  Below you will find his first weekly Ukraine SITREP.  Please read through it and let us know what he should do differently/better and how he can improve them.  Since *you*, the reader, are the ‘end user’ for all these SITREPs, *you* are the one who has to give your thumb up/down what you get.

Many thanks to all, kind regards,

The Saker


1.Ukraine Blocks 10,000 Websites, Confiscates a Newspaper

2. French Intelligence: USA lied about Russian invasion in Ukraine

3. Armed conflicts registered among Ukraine’s army units in Donbass

4. Sahra Wagenknecht: EU Policy Has Destroyed Ukraine and Damaged Europe

5. Kiev Needs $1.5Bln for Ukraine’s East Reconstruction  Deputy PM

6. Russia Has No Plans to Invade Ukraine  French Intelligence

7. Repression by Post-Maidan Ukraine Govt. Shows Support for It Strictly Limited

8. Ukraine may lose Chinese investments due to outlawing communism

9. Odessa Protesters Give a Clear Warning to Poroshenko during his Visit

10. Expert: Social protests may spiral into “left terror” in Ukraine after the ultra-right Kiev bans communist and left ideology

11. NATO’s Anti-Russia Spearhead Force Conducts First Exercise

12. S&P downgrades Ukraine’s rating to “CC” from “CCC-”

13. Russian Duma deputy proposes to declare the Ukrainian Armed Forces an extremist formation

14. Political stability in Russia depends on Ukraine – report (has a link to report as well)

15. Great War is Coming in Ukraine?

16. A Tale of Two Countries: The Post-Soviet Evolution of Belarus and Ukraine

How come that Belarus, which used to be four times economically less productive than Ukraine, has become such a success story?

17. Historic statues smashed in Kharkiv, Ukraine following adoption of vicious thought-control laws

18. Statement of the left forces of Lugansk People’s Republic

19. This Is how Fascism looks like in Ukraine

20. Ukraine: Which way to Europe and for Europe?

21. Kiev starts reforms … by changing city names

22. UN concerned about introduction of electronic pass system in Donbas

23. NATO not going to cancel deployment of US missile defense system in Europe — Russian envoy

24. On March 17, 1991, 70% of Ukrainians voted to remain inside USSR

25. Russian admiral dismisses Poroshenko’s threat to fight for returning Crimea as bluff

26. No comment from Kremlin regarding Kiev’s accusations regarding presidential aide

27. Russia to tighten rules for foreign-funded religious groups

28. Ukrainian Anti-Totalitarianism Legislation an Act of Pure Totalitarianism

29. Ukraine’s State News Agency Hopes for New World War

30. Russian political analyst Vladimir Fadeyev argues that the crisis in Ukraine not so much changed the make-up of the international system as revealed changes that have already happened within it but have not been revealed until the crisis brought them to the surface. And what the world saw surprised many

31. Ukrainians entering into fictional marriages with Moldovans for the sake of visa-free entry into the EU

32. Ukraine needs $ 217mn to abolish Soviet names – expert

33. Lvov without water due to debts

34. Schengen countries are refusing visas to Ukrainians

35. US Paratroopers Arrive in Ukraine as Fighting Intensifies in Donbass

36. NATO activity near Russian borders increased by 80% – General Staff

(strategic bombers from the US Air Force were used to perform strategic tasks during those exercises.

He also said that the US plans to supply its Eastern European allies with JASSM-ER long-range aviation cruise missiles, which will enable NATO warplanes to hit targets 1,300 kilometers inside the Russian territory.

In the case of a military conflict, critical facilities on the territory of almost the entire European part of Russia will be vulnerable to NATO’s air attack, with the flight time of the missiles reduced by half,”Kartapolov warned.

The General Staff official also spoke about increased intelligence activity by NATO in the Black Sea.

He said that US Global Hawk drones were spotted in Ukrainian air space in March, with the UAVs increasing “the depth of reconnaissance on the territory of Russia by 250-300 kilometers.”)

37. DPR leader says many Ukrainian troops killed, 300 wounded nearby Donetsk airport

38. Ukraine PM: Kiev never again to restore former trade relations with Russia ( Statement by a clown) (Once you read Mr.Buzinas last interview you will know why they killed him as to not spoil their party )

39. Ukraine a Vector for GMO Poison’s Spread Through EU

40. Poroshenko Keeps his Word: Donbass Children Don’t Go to School

( A Gentleman who always keeps his promises)

41. If you cant get it up its putins fault. Last interview of Mr.Buzina before he was murdered ( Gives an insight to the kind of man he was and why he must have been a roadblock to those crazies in power)

42. Kyiv’s war in eastern Ukraine having trouble finding soldiers

43. Has Fighting Resumed in Donetsk?

44. America’s Weaponising of Ignorance

45. Conflict Rages in Donbass

46. General Skrzypczak: “I retract everything I said about Ukraine

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