UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE

(02/09/2017) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: ANOTHER ASSASSINATION OF A LEADER OF DONBASS MILITIA DEFENSIVE CAMPAIGN OF 2014-15.

Commander “Givi” killed in the line of duty.

Investigators and law enforcement officers DPR confirmed death of Mikhail Tolstoy (military pseudonym Givi) a hero of Donbass defensive War of 2014-2016 and managed to preliminarily recreate the picture of the tragedy.

– At 6:12 am February 8, 2017 the office of Givi located on the 3rd floor of a six-story headquarters building of the battalion “Somalia” he commanded, has been struck by a jet RPO “Bumblebee” missile few minutes after Givi came work. The projectile flew into one of the room windows and exploded with enormous power destroying his office completely, – says the source.

Givi was killed instantly. He had no chance to survive.

“Somali” unit command building just after it was attacked by assassins still at large.

Givi’s office after missile attack.

The explosion was so strong that all the windows were broken along with the frames, and the resulting explosion of the projectile and fire was only extinguished more than two hours later. Investigators believe that Givi was a victim of association, planned for years now and in the fatal day was hunted by one or two Ukrainian security commandos, who waited for him in the nearby building. They were armed by RPO “Bumblebee” missiles whose rage is from 150 ft to 3500 feet, but the practical sighting range is up to 1800 feet.

After Motorola assassination in October 2016 after years long threats and bounties issued by SBU and Ukrainian fascists and their oligarchic sponsors authorities say that battalion commanders Mikhail Tolstoy (Givi) and Arsen Pavlov (Motorola) deaths are in part caused of the fact that in the combat units of DPR there is no sufficient expertise on anti-terror and counter-intelligence operation. In other words those whose lives were threatened by Kiev regime and their henchmen have not been protected adequately.

I myself remember well that Givi and Motorola have been asked repeatedly to accept extra security detail and limit their travel and other activity or even asked to resign from they position and stay in hiding for a while. They flatly refused, living in apartment buildings with no extra security no walls, no checkpoints so not to disturb other residents with atmosphere of siege and terror. They refused to be terrorized by Kiev regime as well as by some enemies within DPR who saw their “hero’ status as threatening to their power. It is clear that in both cases assassins had inside information about whereabouts and schedule of their targets.

Russian experts say that the Donbass militia needed to draw conclusions from this tragedy and strengthen counterintelligence and counter-terrorism operations. Otherwise Ukrainian saboteurs will continue to deliberately murder DPR/LPR commanders and fighters, symbols of Donbass antifascist struggle that continues to date.

The Defense Ministry spokesman Eduard Basurin DPR agrees.
– The main aim of the killers Givi was to create panic in the country, they tried to make people afraid however, these objectives were not achieved. People of Donbass only rallied strongly in the face of tragedy, – said Basurin.

Givi’s funeral was held on February 10, 2017 in Donetsk a capital of Donbass province where he was born.

Funeral:

Scenes from the murder site:

Mikhail Tolstoy (Givi) fought in the NPT in Donbass since May, 2014. He participated in the battles for Slavyansk and Kramatorsk. He became well known, symbol of antifascist resistance of Donbass  after the critical battle for Ilovaysk that some say, decided fate of the war and led to ultimate defeat of Ukrainian Army and Nazi battalions as well as at the Donetsk International Airport and its massive nuclear bunkers from Soviet era, one of last and longest battles won by Givi’s men before Minsk II agreement commenced.

From 1998 to 2000, Givi served at the training center “Desna” of the Armed Forces of Ukraine as a tank commander. It was while serving in the Ukrainian army battalion “Somalia” Givi took the name in honor of his grandfather, who fought in the Great Patriotic War (WWII).
Mororola and Givi in 2015

Another murder of LPR commander Oleg Anashcenko early this week.

 

(10/17/2016) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: ANOTHER ASSASSINATION OF A LEADER OF DONBASS MILITIA DEFENSIVE CAMPAIGN OF 2014-15.

Motorola Killed. The Defense Ministry confirmed the death of the commander of the DPR militia under nickname Motorola;

The Defense Ministry confirmed information about death of DNR  “Sparta” Arsenyi Pavlov battalion commander known as Motorola.

According to preliminary data,” Motorola “was killed in a terrorist bombing allegedly by Ukrainian Security forces upon his returning home, via detonation of remotely controlled explosive device plated in the passenger lift”, – reported in the Ministry of Defense of the DPR.

Just to remind reader that last summer Motorola was twice a target of similar unsuccessful assassination attempts such as a bomb explosion on the premises of the medical trauma center in the Kievsky district of Donetsk , as well as in the vicinity of his home, when an explosion killed a homeless person.

It is another death of a series of early militia commanders assassinations. Those commanders like Mozgovoy, Bezler, Dremov, and now Pavlov were responsible for defense of the Donbass against Kiev fascist regime in first two years of conflict. These were those who one may call core defenders simple heroes of the people of Donbass facing extermination by fascist hordes after 2014 coup.

Body of Motorolla being removed from location of the terrorist attack in the area of elevator in the apartment building he lived in with his wife and two children. Even after two attempts on his life he refused extra security.

Motorolla Funeral 10/19/2016 Donetsk, DPR.

Who’s next? and Why?

(10/1/2016) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: AFTER 27 MONTHS ANOTHER SHAMELESS SPECTACLE OF DEBAUCHERY BY DUTCH LED INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE COMMISSION; MH17 INTERIM CRIMINAL REPORT.

After I have read about recent so-called “findings” of the Commission I have reviewed my previous post on that subject from a year ago trying to find answers to the critical questions I posited back then, questions without thoroughly answering which no assigning of responsibility for the MH-17 disaster is even possible, and yet this sorry excuse for report magically assigned blame without professionally determining such a fundamental facts as precisely what caused [what missile used] the observed damage to the MH-17 fuselage which answering would automatically dismiss any criminal case against rebels as unprosecutable due to utter lack fundamental fact based determinations.

Instead Dutch proved themselves to be vassals to the US, violating basic principles of technical professionalism and turned into propaganda stooges spewing anti-Russian propaganda with not evidences but a fairy tales based on, I am not kidding, some random arbitrary selections of YouTube clips which origins, locations, exact time of acquisition and authors has not been determined or were not invited for interviews about circumstances of taking the video to corroborate Dutch investigators’ otherwise baseless conclusions drawn upon them and assorted wild, unsupported by facts, interpretations defying even physical reality

On the other hand, many more YouTube videos that did not fit the fairy tales the Dutch investigators aimed to concoct have been dismissed since they utterly refuted the basic premises of investigative leads Dutch prosecutors senselessly pushed against hard facts and evidences available from professional sources in Russia and the West.

I will address here only some fantastic stories of unreality, that Dutch peddle in the report instead of looking at available hard-core evidences pointing to the contrary of their false goal-seeking narratives.

First, no eyewitness of the catastrophe was even invited to Holland to testify or no video testimony were allowed into the report by any resident of the disaster area recorded by local police or directly by journalists including western journalist, for one reason alone, to suppress fact that the aircraft was already falling apart over the territory under Ukrainian Army control and fell just 2-3 miles behind the local frontline on rebel controlled area.

Also ignored was a fact based on Russian satellite and radar evidence that Anti-Aircraft Buk missile systems were deployed by Ukrainian army in the area and were activated in the in the time of disaster, detected their tracking radar signature by Russian electronic surveillance installation in Russian Rostov-on-Don location. US refused to disclose their satellite imagery of the area while they admitted they have them.

Moreover, Dutch investigators failed to identify which precisely type of Buk missile was used to shut down the airplane, a cheap attempt to covered up the fact that the damage to fuselage observed by Dutch was consistent only with Buk missile existing in armament of Ukrainian military and long abandoned by Soviets in 1985 and which were never in armament of Russian military and hence could not be brought to Donbass from Russia, as Dutch investigators’ fairy tale insists as critical to their story.

And hence to further obfuscate the issue they refer to the type of Buk missile, they maintain shot down the MH17 airliner, by nonexistent moniker since such a type as listed in the Dutch report does not exists nor it ever existed. By that they refused to acknowledge, refused to indicate what hard solid evidence points to, namely that the Buk missile in question was launched from Ukrainian army Buk batteries, deployed in the disaster area and no Russian Buk missiles type were ever involved.

In such a context of impossibility of Russian military Buk system being a culprit in the disaster, ridiculous claim that one single Buk launch system [unable to operate without command unit equipped with radar]   was brought from Russia, given to rebels [who were back then mostly old Ukrainian Afghan war veterans untrained with the equipment] has to be dismissed by any sane observer as impossible.

Also impossible is another ridiculous Dutch assumptions that miraculously Donbass rebels knew where the MH17 flight would be flying [MH17 flew on different path, more south of the combat area, for two days before that fatal day and was directed at last moment for the first time by Kiev based flight control towards this specific ongoing military combat area around village of Antracit exactly where Ukrainian army deployed at least three batteries of Buk missiles systems and central control and command unit, that even Dutch admitted rebels did not have.

The investigators acknowledged that Ukrainian Buk system was active and deployed in the disaster area located within missile range, in the same time they dismissed possibility of Ukrainian involvement based on some verbal assurances while failed to prove their main hypothetical point that “Russian” provided Buk missile launcher, they speculate about, has been ever there at specified location, enabling it to even be launched.

And hence as a undisputed physical fact rebels could activate missiles without the command control and tracking unit, even if they had missiles and launcher from Russia, but they did not, since it is radar guided, not heat guided missile and all together different kind of missile than the one that actually struck airliner.

Those facts would require in any fair and unbiased investigation to shift focus toward Ukrainian army that deployed the Buk missiles in the disaster area, had means and opportunity to shoot down the MH17, but in fact such a scenario was never on the agenda of Dutch investigators and such a very probable scenario was never examined. Why?

Dutch investigators remained satisfied with baseless arbitrary statements of innocence from Ukrainian security Agency SBU devoid of facts, documentation, or testimony of any military personnel operating   deployed Ukrainian Buk batteries, is a scandal on its own, and denies all credibility to all the findings of Dutch investigators.

On the top of that after early official Ukrainian news reports that immediately after the disaster all radar data that were recorder in Kiev flight control were confiscated by SBU to be used in the international investigation, now dummy Dutch are satisfied with a concocted story that the radar was in maintenance mode, shut down, no data available. Interestingly Dutch bought the lie that, traffic controllers sent a civilian aircraft into the combat zone, and just after that system was shut down for maintenance.

What a lie, one of a mountain of lies the Dutch commission accepted as a words of God from Ukrainian regime that being itself a prime suspect for this crime that was actually allowed to lead the investigation with some functions assigned to Dutch. What a mockery of justice and blatant violation of the principle of impartiality of any decent investigation.

No wonder that they did not find their own obvious guilt.

I will stop here and refer to the comprehensive military and political analysis of the circumstances of the MH17 shoot down I wrote a year ago and sadly critical questions I posited back then, remained unanswered by anything else but lies, innuendoes and fantastic constructs of unreality cut and pasted from YT clips and internet media publications. For the first time in modern history of the air disasters, a farce of lies and festival of incompetence with no shred of integrity and professionalism, embarrassingly for Dutch aviation specialists and prosecutors, passed for an official criminal investigation with potential legal ramifications.

In one sentence the so-called report could be summarized as 15[27] month ultimately futile goal seeking effort combing rejection or avoidance of the numerous inconvenient evidences and insane indulgence into orgy of baseless conjectures, and innuendos and twisted logic defying fundamental engineering standards, complete lack of supporting physical testing and reasonable simulations and a mountain of inconsistencies papered over by lies and propaganda, an insult to intelligence to any aviation engineers and defilement of the Dutch aviation industry and finally an insult to memory of innocent victims all to cover up crimes of some obscure Kiev fascist regime, a pawn in the global geopolitical game.

Dutch should be ashamed of themselves and demand truly independent investigation.

Since the commission failed on all fronts to provide any new or even remotely plausible scenarios by narrowing the data into invisibility or irrelevance cooked up with propaganda filler here are the facts un-spun by the MSM propaganda.

The pattern of damage to the MH17 fuselage is totally inconsistent with the pattern of damages obtained by multiple physical missile test as well as computer simulations conducted by the missile manufacturer using latest version BUK 9М38-series armed with 3N314M of the missile warhead present in the armament of Russian as well as Ukraine military at the date of disaster. However, the pattern observed on the MH17 fuselage is consistent with the older version of the Buk missile present only in the Ukrainian army stockpile and deployed in the area and at the time of disaster.

The another irreconcilable inconsistency of the Dutch theory of missile explosion with numerous physical test results conducted by the missile manufacturer relates to a complete lack of the missile damage to the left wing and engine of MH17 while trajectories of metallic fragments of the missile test explosion indicate severe damage to the left wing. And hence the conclusion of the commission about trajectory of the missile to the point of explosion relatively to the cockpit, and type of the missile that struck the MH17 are all groundless. A missile could not be launched from the east where rebels had control overt territory, but from the west where Ukrainian army Buk batteries were deployed and active during the disaster.

The commission established as a fact is that Ukrainian air control knew about dangers of the flight above war zone where their own warplanes operated daily and multiple times diverted other airliners to the southern routes including this MH17 flight for two days in a row before the incident and that was at minimum negligent in keeping the airspace open for flight even restricted by the altitude but failed in its mandate to provide explanation of why and who made such a decision to put MH17 in harms way flying over Ukrainian army Buk system batteries deployed and activated exactly under the Kiev’s ordered path of the airliner.

The commission also failed to disclose contest of the black boxes and conversations of the pilots about nearby air traffic detected by the Russian traffic control, and failed to reconstruct more than 50% of the fuselage and 10% of the interior of the airplane while standard is 90% making their conclusions about damage distribution weak or even unwarranted etc., etc.,

This is all they say about the narrowest scope they chose or agreed to focus leaving the proof of their weak theory of MH17 disaster to the Dutch prosecutors [who did nothing but regurgitated half baked baseless theories].

So here there are facts pertinent to the criminal probe.

The fact is that rebels did not and do not have full battery of Buk launchers or any missiles old or new nor did they have [command, control and tracking unit] and any personnel able to operate them needed to effectively use the [radar based] system[with no radar unit], nor they had an air force to shut down MH17.

These are undisputed facts. Buks missile batteries were evacuated by Ukrainian army from the base in Donbass in early days of the conflict [and traveled all over the Donbass and that included later rebel controlled areas before they ended up on Ukrainian Army controlled territory and hence images and video exist of them passing through those areas, weeks before the disaster], leaving one launcher unit broken, not operational, with missing parts and without crucial command unit, useless [unable to move or launch a missile] especially that rebel militia already had Strielka or similar, shoulder launched missiles good only for attacking military airplanes and helicopters at 2000-3000 feet altitude or less where combat aircraft fly for unguided missile bombings. [There was no threat to rebels from any aircraft flying at altitude of 10k meters (30k feet) even 5k meters (15k feet) , since unguided bombing from such a altitude would have been inaccurate and the frontlines were complicated and fluid so such actions would likely resulted in friendly fire].

Kiev regime acknowledged (confirmed by the Russian satellite images) that they deployed several batteries of Buk in a defense system configuration to guide multiple missiles to multiple targets, as well as command and control units along the path of MH17. [No investigation of those Buk missile systems have been ever conducted by Dutch criminal probe investigators]

Why in the world would they do that, especially since militia had no air force? Unless they expected Russian invasion that would be plausible explanation considering the propaganda that was spread at the time in Ukraine and in the West.

Why this particular flight was permitted to flyover the red-hot combat zone while the same flight was rerouted down south for two days before catastrophe and other airliners were diverted from Donbass [days, hours, minutes] just before MH17. Why?

There was no cease-fire or anything at that time to even consider area safe.

Where is traffic controller that led airliner into combat area? Disappeared. Kiev air force was conducting bombing daily there along the same path as the airliner took. [No investigation of those flights by Dutch criminal probe at least to gather witness accounts]

US has the satellite images, this is the confirmed fact, as well as others have them since they have the coverage. Why did they not present the satellite images with ephemeris data and with timestamp, as Russians did. What US is hiding and Why? [after 27 months Dutch investigators have not asked and US have not provided or disclosed in the report  the critical images, to solve that issue and origination of the missile that destroyed the airliner, why?]

The famous YouTube video showing Buk transporter with missing one missile supposedly the one that was fired at the airplane, was recorded on the territory held by Ukrainian forces.[ this video while initially hailed as a leading proof of rebels involvement was later removed from video “evidences” and forgotten in the report]

There is no shred of evidence that rebels did it so far. All reporting that contradicted the official western propaganda like BBC report was suppressed.

While for weeks no one from the west came to the crash site, many private families of victims went there unobstructed and left safely. [Why no Dutch investigators were present on the crash site for weeks while it was safe?]

Why Ukrainians did not cease immediately all military activities within the area but started purposefully shelling of the immediate vicinity of crash site where there was no Donbass militiamen present in the area only causing delay of the investigation for safety reasons.

Why nobody acknowledges that Dutch commission investigation is under UKRAINIAN SUPERVISION, only delegated to the Netherlands. All findings must be cleared with Kiev before disclosed or analyzed.

Where is promised independence of the investigation? It is nothing but a farce and today report proved it.[ It was Kiev regime that vetoed inclusion of vital evidences to the report];

Hundreds of eyewitnesses including Western citizen that visited crash site were ignored and documentation they gathered dismissed. All testimonies of Ukrainian pilots that were in the area as well as testimonies of Ukrainian Buk Missile system operators deployed in the area on that day were all dismissed.

Why Malaysian government was not allowed to officially investigate even if it had permission from Donbass militia command and plenty of evidences to gather and plenty of witnesses to interview? Why all of the claims from technical experts, even from the west, were ignored. [Western, independent  experts were also ignored in Dutch criminal probe].

But there is a lot indications that fascist Kiev regime did it. It had means and opportunity and clear motive to make up rebels as terrorists as Kiev regime was describing them before the tragedy and nobody listened.

We all want to learn the truth about this tragedy so why West is obstructing the course of justice wherever it leads? Take a wild guess.

For me it was a 15 [27] months of shameless cover up. Shameless insult to memory of dead innocent victims by Dutch government and western media and unfortunately the so-called final [and interim criminal report] report about the crash is just further continuation of such a shameless conduct.

More on technical issues and errors, omissions of the Dutch MH17 report.

https://sputniknews.com/trend/international_investigation_of_the_flight_mh17_crash_2014/

and

https://www.rt.com/news/361006-mh17-jit-report-questions/

(08/12/2016) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: NEW PROVOCATIONS ON RUSSIA-UKRAINE BORDER AT CRIMEA.

Ukrainian inspired military tensions are brewing in Crimea for over two months now so is Ukrainian aggression and Minsk II prohibited heavy artillery assaults on Donbass civilians escalate with causalities mounting. So this is not a surprise that such a provocative incident happened just near the date of Crimean local elections.

So here are the facts:

Saturday night into Sunday morning in the vicinity of the settlement of Armiansk at Ukrainian –Russian border in Crimea a military confrontation has taken place between Russian border patrol supported by Russian army and armed groups of Ukrainians, saboteurs illegally trying to cross the border to Russia over the water. During an attempt to arrest them a shooting ensued and as a results two Ukrainian saboteurs, one FSB officer and on Russian army soldier were killed. But it did not stop there.

Following night there was an attempt of another illegal incursion into Russian territory by armed Ukrainian saboteurs [later was determined to be terrorists planning bombings] but this time incursion was under the fire cover from heavy machine guns from APCs from Ukrainian army or fascist National Guard battalion located across the border in Ukraine.
Again this new incursion failed but not without more casualties namely another Russian soldier was killed by Ukrainian terrorists who themselves suffered two deaths. Russian military, managed to capture and arrest at least five Ukrainian armed men involved in the assault who are being interrogated (see YT clip below)
According to Russian newspaper „Kommiersant”, members of the armed terrorist group who tried to gain access to Russian territory in order to commit acts of sabotage and terrorism, destabilizing political situation in Crimea before elections, including bombing of civilian and military targets, were former residents of Crimea of Ukrainian ethnic background, some with Crimean documents, trained in political subversion and terrorist tactics by Kiev regime.

Russian security forces found large amounts of weapons and explosives carried by the terrorist group.

Those incidents raised tension on the border that remain open but with increased security, a state of emergency/alarm in the Russian-Ukrainian border area on both sides has been declared.

Putin condemned violence instigated by Ukrainian terrorists infiltrating Russian Federation and pledge strong response to such a provocation. He also added that recent attempt of assassination of a chief of Lugansk People Republic (LPR) Platnicki in Lugansk several days ago bare characteristic of such a terrorist groups that likely infiltrated liberated Donbass territory outside of control of Kiev regime.
Those are facts that have been omitted in western propaganda tubes and instead Putin the Satan narrative was engaged a usual removing need for any good brain cells in American heads, by presenting it as he said she said case while what Poroshenko anti-Russian hysteria paraded as a gospel.

But there is a bigger problem with this narrative because of those pesky facts pressing on wide shut eyes of American public.

The facts such as that Crimea as well as Donbass are under illegal economic blockade for over a year now. Moreover, while missing from western media, similar acts of terrorism and sabotage committed by Kiev regime are common but in most cases resulting in material damage only while extremely harmful to population, like attacks against utilities that could be classified as UN defined crimes against humanity and industrial terrorism.

After at least two years of only intermittent [paid in full though] power supplies from Ukraine to Crimean peninsula are delivered under variety of excuse concocted by Kiev regime, which prompted Russian massive investment into underwater cable to rid Crimea from Ukrainian electric power dependence and are building bridge between Russia and Crimea to mitigate continuing illegal blockades of commercial transit traffic between Russia and Crimea via Ukraine.

Early 2016 fascist battalions blocked Ukrainian-Russian border areas and crossings and blow up several transmission towers cutting off 20% of Crimean population from electricity and preventing utility company from repairing it.

Those illegal criminal acts against Crimean people begun already in 2014 when Ukraine cut the water supplies to the entire Crimea prompting Russian military operation of delivery of massive supplies of water ferried from Russian territory in thousands of trucks 24/7 for months before local sources of water were established.

This is the context in which recent border incident must be understood and lend overwhelming credence to the Russian side description of events.

This could be called a minor border incident if it was not in context of such a huge geopolitical tensions between US and Russia, manifesting themselves in Donbass and Syria, both now openly engaged in a proxy war.

Source:
http://www.kommersant.ru/doc/3060170

As event unfold.

FSB Interview with a Crimean saboteur.

Western independent references:
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-08-11/ukraine-puts-troops-near-russia-border-combat-alert-tension-moscow-spikes
http://commondreams.org/news/2016/08/11/high-alert-ukraine-and-russia-building-military-crimean-border

More on plans of committing terrorist acts by Ukrainian infiltrators, in their own words.

https://www.rt.com/news/355729-crimea-attack-airport-ukraine/

(07/21/2016) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: AN AMERICAN TAKE ON WHAT GOING ON IN DONBASS RECENTLY.

here is more:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyCrvF0Roi70hDurjz85vqw

(07/2o/2016) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: ANOTHER UN LIE. IN UN YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR AND US PAYS FOR MOST OF THE STOOL FARTING UN BUREAUCRATS.

Another inhumane UN Human Right Report. Written by three American monkeys.

3 monkeys 3

A Confusing and Misleading Human Rights Report by UN Observers in Ukraine

UN report of human right forgot to mention fascist terror raging in Kiev killing journalist of Ukrainian Pravda Pavel Sheremet in car bombing in ISIS style.

While in te same time DPR and LPR authorities under Russian pressure, allowed for armed OSCE police (mostly Germans) to monitor ceasefire  amid huge protest of the resident of city of Shakhtorsk, Donbass.

(06/30/2016) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE:  OVER TWO YEARS AFTER MINSK II FRONTLINES ARE EVEN HOTTER.

I thought that after over nine months of “real” ceasefire (officially ceasefire MINSK II started in February 2015) we won’t see any extended outbursts of violence from Kiev regime goons but I was wrong. Just two days ago Ukrainian military again, but this time with significant support of artillery (violation of MINSK II) and heavy armor, tried to cut important communication node between Donetsk and Lugansk but no to avail and has been defeated with multiple of causalities and dozens of wounded Ukrainian soldiers.

Here is a review of damages done by attacking Ukrainian troops  during their failed assault on village of Debaltsevo (In Russian);

And here these same events from Ukrainian side. Please note both sides speak clean Russian language and using the same Russian made weapons.

The war goes on, with no political agreement in sight since Kiev regime refused to pass autonomy laws for Donbass as agreed in MINSK II agreement. Stalemate continues while at this point, no military solution is possible. So, the position of the US refusing to put pressure of Kiev regime to adhere to MINSK II while arming the Ukrainian fascists is just repugnant a number one reason for continuing pain and suffering of Donbass and the rest of ordinary Ukrainian people.

Here is an artistic view of the struggle of Donbass people whose crime was simple defending their own homes and communities.

(05/11/2016) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE:  OVER TWO YEARS AFTER MINSK II FRONTLINES ARE STILL HOT.

(03/11/2016) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: A NOTE ON SAVCHENKO AFFAIR.

One could have heard a somewhat weak voice of the EU parliamentarians who themselves forgot what peace and democracy is, fuming about an obscured case of a former mercenary of the fascist Kiev regime who is currently being tried [was tried, see below update] in Russia for war crimes [murder] committed while a participant of illegal war against people of Donbass and their legitimate local authorities.

No. Nadia Savchenko is not being tried as a member of political or criminal organization overall committing war crimes by participating in killing women and children in civilian areas, as she should but for a specific case of murder of two Russian journalists and several others civilians in June 2014.

She is accused of being active accomplice in a [war] crime since she, as a pilot of a military helicopter, directed artillery fire toward clearly marked group of civilians and journalists seeking shelter from Ukrainian army shelling of an evacuation road at location hundreds of feet from a militia checkpoint.

These are facts that she admitted herself, not only after arrest but long before, in her published interviews and other statements in response to reports of Russian journalist killed. For this Savchanko became a star, heroin, and darling of Ukrainian media.

What is even more interesting, are circumstances of her arrest. In fact she was not captured and arrested by Donbass rebels and transported outside Ukraine proper to face charges.  She herself illegally entered Russian federation territory [disguised as refugee] together with thousands of Kiev regime mercenaries escaping assaults by Donbass defenders in summer 2014 in order to avoid surrender or capture by militia. Out of thousands of deserters of Kiev army who escaped to RF, 90% returned to Ukraine after few days or weeks, most of them faced desertion charges by local prosecutors upon return, ten percent remained in Russia asked for political asylum or to join their families in residing in Russia. [Knowing that she committed crimes against Russian citizen, she dropped the Ukrainian military uniform and hid among refugees, where she was identified as pilot from media reports.]

Only few captured uniformed mercenaries of Kiev regime were arrested after interrogation for suspicion of committing a war crime.

And here we have almost the end of trial, all according to the Russian and international law. Savchenko having army of lawyers paid by Ukrainian government and western friends and decent conditions of imprisonment, chose to defy the court, and expressed contempt of legal court proceeding, while playing a role of political prisoner, who she is not, farcical, on and off hunger strikes, refusing medical care, all publicity stunts so her western supporters can express their fake outrage to be propagandized by western media against Putin the Terrible.

In other words, It was not evil conspiracy that got her arrested but   Savchenko own big mouth since Russians would not otherwise have know that she was responsible for the murder of civilians if she did not blabbermouth it herself.

No Guantanamo in Russia, no military commissions, no violation of fundamental human rights, no torture for a war criminals who is responsible for thousands killing civilians women and children in Donbass in 2014-2015 including several western journalists who were killed or wounded by fascist Kiev regime. Only, however imperfect rule of law.

During those almost two years her contempt for court and her fascist anti-democratic and anti-Russian rants did not help her case and did not bring resolution of the situation via political means on international forum but instead she willingly became a focus of tirades of Kiev regime and hate speeches against Ukrainians of Russian descent, attacks on Russian owned or Russian speaking Ukrainian owned businesses, a campaign of murder, threats and intimidation against everything Russian, from economy, technology to culture and that includes the blatant attacks including arson, on Russian embassy in Kiev and other consulates in Ukraine.

Savchenko fate will be decided by Russian state court under Russian law that afforded her all the rights of Russian citizen, in contrast to fascist courts in Ukraine ruled by a law of fist. And if she is found guilty she will spend decades in prison as any person who committed a war crime would.

What is disgusting in all of this, is that building up a little blood and fame hungry thug as she is, as another thuggish Ukrainian “hero” after Bandera and Shukhevitch is an insult to memory of all those who fought fascism in WWII and still fighting renewed Ukrainian fascism, nurtured by the West.

Savchenko in court. Plus video coverage of the murders of Russian journalists.

Savchenko responds to court questions: I wonder how much jail she would get in the US for that gesture.

Russian embassy placated by Savchenko propaganda.

Russian embassy attacked in Kiev, no Ukrainian police present in violation of Vienna convention.

[UPDATE:03/22/2016] Savchenko has been found guilty and sentenced to 22 years in prison as an accomplice in killing of two accredited Russian Journalists, Igor Korneluk and Anton Voloshin, an incident that happened in June 2014. She also was found guilty of crossing Russian border illegally, disguised as refugee, escaping DPR offensive. As a legal matter [not on merits] Rostov-on-Don court decided that death of several other men and  women was also proven to be assisted by Savchenko but this particular local criminal court had no jurisdiction over accused  as far as war crimes of Ukrainian citizen by an Ukrainian citizen are concerned. However, other courts may take on Ukrainian War crimes directly.]

(02/07/2016) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE:  DONBASS MILITIA IS NO MORE: NEW ARMY OPPOSING KIEV REGIME AND ITS FASCIST GUARD TRAINED BY THE US and CANADA.

It already almost two years passed since dramatic events following February 2014 coup d’etat, that can be described as antifascist, anti-oligarch revolution that happened in Donbass region as well as in all south East Ukraine from Kharkov to Odessa,  then autonomous region of Crimea, and the beginning of the war of Kiev regime against its own people.

There were scores of the grandpas and also grandmas, members of spontaneously formed  Donbass militia, 50 year olds, over the hill,  insurgent army of veterans of Afghan war, who stand up against rebirth of fascism in Ukraine that started after 1990 an culminated with Maidan events.

I remember watching on YT all the columns of dilapidated, rusted tanks and APCs manned by Ukrainian-ARP members who took on regular Ukrainian Army and fascist thugs from Svoboda and Right Sector to defend their homes, their villages and their cities. Many of them, who are still alive are back home now, back to work or back to their starvation level pension paid by Donetsk Peoples Republic since their pensions, they earned while working for Ukrainian government or industry for over thirty years has been stolen by Kiev regime in violation of international law and Ukrainian constitution which considers Donbass residents as citizen of Ukraine.

But now, thanks to hundreds of “retired” Russian military trainers, DPR and LPR developed probably most viable voluntary!!! army, able to defeat about half of NATO members separately. While some of the newest Russian made equipment they obtained indirectly from Russia, probably via Abkhazia or Trans-Dniestre , financed by the “opposition (to Putin) parties”in Russia such as  communist, and conservatives, majority of the equipment is the newer Ukrainian army equipment, that previously could not be used due to lack of training, seized from Ukrainian army bases or as a result of successful cauldron operations.

Professional training exercises of DPR army: Note a night vision equipment.

But Kiev regime military were not sitting on their butts as well and not so retired US advisers and trainers worked hard to turn gangs of thugs from fascist battalions into US controlled mercenary army in their own country.A feat they failed to accomplish in Syria.

What’s more interesting is that some of the trainees are former terrorists fighting for ISIL in Syria. In this clip, courtesy of US embassy in Kiev,  you will see a man who runs Ukraine, US ambassador and US general who runs Ukrainian National Guard.

(01/13/2016) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: WHY PASHA DREMOV HAD TO DIE?

December 12, 2015, on the territory of the People’s Republic of Lugansk near the village of Pervomaisk on the road to the city of Stakhanov, Pavel (Pasha) Dremov commander of 6th Separate Motorized Rifle Regiment of the People’s Militia of Cossack republic was killed as a result of car bomb implanted under the car and remotely exploded while Dremov was returning to his military unit after his wedding a day earlier, according to preliminary data of the General Prosecutor’s Office of LPR.

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As reported by the local police, the explosion badly damaged the car, torn down all the doors and the roof, broke all windows. Dremov was a passenger in the car, and died instantly. The driver was thrown out of the car, but he died later in the ambulance as according to Lenta.ru.

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Dremov with his future widow just 36 hours before his murder.

While the death of Dremov is under criminal investigation by LPR authorities one has to be blind not to see a political dimension of this murder especially that this tragic event seems to be another chapter in the series of political assignations of distinguished and respected militia commanders in Donbass over last year or so.

In order to understand circumstances of Dremov murder one must look at wider landscape of social, economic and political devastation that resulted from western instigated “Maidan Revolution” and resulted Ukrainian war.

What really was going on during last year amid deescalating of military hostilities on both sides of the frontlines, mostly downplayed or omitted even in the local Ukrainian media, including Donbass, was massive intimidation and assassination campaign that was initiated in Kiev and Ukrainian proper but spread to a degree into eastern provinces and even partially to Russian Crimea as well.

All those intimidation, kidnappings, torture, assaults, beatings and murders that took place in Kiev and southern/central/western Ukraine were directly related to infighting among fragmented, rogue para-military battalions, death-squads, sponsored by variety of fascist political factions, Ukrainian oligarchs, National Guard and informal military groups, as well as drug/weapon smuggling and human trafficking gangs or mafias in a struggle with CIA run and sponsored SBU, Ukrainian security forces and various of army factions, for economic and political power in the disintegrating state.

Thousands of activists and protesters who opposed Kiev regime, at least hundreds of activists of formerly pro- Kiev Maidan revolution, business mafia operatives, trade union leaders, politicians and supporters of Party of Regions as well as communists and wider left including LGBT activists, local bankers, journalists and media executives, mostly related to Russian media, but not only, military commanders of fascist battalions as well as regular Ukrainian Army, police officers including former Berkut units, customs and border patrol officers and members of intelligence and security apparatus have been murdered in cold blood within last 12 months.

Tens of thousands were effectively exiled or escaped persecution of every kind from ethnic, religious to political cleansing furthering decomposition of the Ukraine as a modern state into small fascist fiefdoms run by oligarchs and their minions including US installed president of Greater Kiev, powerless elsewhere in Ukraine, an arrangement in a way resembling situation in Kabul, capital of a failed state of Afghanistan.

But what is even more devastating is recent massive exodus of over a one and half million of Ukrainian citizen of mostly of Russian ethnicity, but not only, to Russia or the West. Millions of Ukrainians who can’t afford living expenses in their own country anymore or lost their jobs in private and public civic institutions such as academia, school system, local administration and government as a result of so-called “verification” or just because they speak Russian or do not support Kiev regime or those who are massively loosing jobs in collapsing national industry and agriculture under IMF economic terrorism are desperately looking for new home abroad, mostly in Russia, adding to already out of control dramatic European refugee crisis. Most countries of central Europe refused to take any Syrian refugees fearing massive influx of refugees from a fail state of Ukraine in the east.

In the midst of this chaos, so-called association agreement with EU enacted in early 2016 provided last blow to already devastated Ukrainian economy, automatically spurring cut off from Russian markets and Euro-Asian custom union, amounting to 75% of Ukraine’s international trade.

Similar struggle for power, influence and representation of the political interests vis a vis their sponsors and supporters, to a much smaller degree, was taking place in liberated Donbass area where certain factions strived to consolidate power behind the scenes with support of criminal underworld of theft, corruption or murder without any open political discourse or participation of their constituency and unfortunately with deadly results.

The unintended but unavoidable clash last year was clearly seen between military leadership of early self-organized people’s militia units growing out of popular movement opposing Kiev coup d’etat in 2014, (defending Donbass legitimate local authorities) and much later established unified military command structure of Donbass republics filled with military administrators, versed in wider geopolitics of the conflict rather than fighting prowess in the trenches.

After months of simmering, accusation of insubordination, illegal activities including theft, bribery and corruption, the conflict violently escalated into politically and economically motivated murders of militia field commanders such as I. Bezler, A. Mozgovoy and now P. Dremov hailed officially as heroes of Donbass anti-fascist struggle but in fact considered by Donbass authorities as tacit enemies of current leadership since they often exposed clandestine financial machinations and entanglement of Donbass leaders with Ukrainian and Russian oligarchs and criticized corruption and political/financial dealings in highest echelons of power endangering ideals of the Donbass revolutionary struggle against Banderovite fascism of Kiev regime as well as against Ukrainian oligarchs and their abhorrent exploitation of the people of Donbass for last two and half decades.

What’s more disconcerting was that thanks to those very commanders, “unofficially” accused variety of crimes, Donbass rebellion survived devastated early assaults of western supported fascist regime in Kiev in May-July 2014. We would not be talking about Minsk agreements or anything else but Ukrainian-Russian war in Crimea now, if it was not for those simple working men who took responsibility for defending their own family, friends, neighbors, villages and cities with virtually nothing but bare hands.

These were towering figures of early, critical Slavyansk-Donetsk area campaign, commanding their volunteer militia in darkest hours of the war, never relinquished they positions under ten to one advantage of the enemy innweapons and manpower when 85% of Donetsk was surrounded by Kiev military with one road open to Russian border under constant bombardment, a grave of hundreds of civilians, murdered by Kiev regime, while trying to flee. It was the defense of the strongholds of Gorlovka, Piervomaisk , Illiovaisk and Saur-Mogila and others under their command that was crucial for the overall military success of both Donbass republics.

There is no doubt in my mind that liberated Donbass would not exists if not for critical contribution of I. Bezler, A. Mozgovoy and P. Dremov all now victims of power bloody struggle in Donbass.

More on Dremov and his conflict with LPR leadership especially I. Plotnitsky that likely resulted in his murder can be found below. A free form translation from parts of lenta.ru post on the subject:

Pasha Dremov became known outside of his native Donbass after his high-profile video message to the Russian leadership, which accused the leadership of the LPR of corruption and illicit trade in coal. Dremov has long been considered de facto in charge of hometown Stakhanov in parallel to local civilian administration also in the neighboring towns Pervomaisk and Alchevsk where his Cossack units were in control. According to various sources, it was he who was the initiator of the introduction of “Cossack discipline” or quasi-religious morality, in the controlled villages ruthlessly eradicating distribution drugs, theft or economic speculation. And once – he ordered to punish himself with his whip for drinking alcohol.

He spent all his life in small mining towns in Donbass, working only in heavy industry. He and other first commanders of his circle naturally did not have desire or time for politics. He was dedicated to struggle with enemy and strive for more the military hardware and security of his men and civilians he was in charge of protecting. What was happening in Donetsk area in the last couple of years, he perceived through the prism of the interests and needs of young people in small towns.

Dremov became known beyond DPR/LPR because of its accusatory speeches against Chief of LPR I. Plotnitsky his shadowy dealings and flamboyant demeanor, which is too contrasted with the conventional politics. For Dremove ven Plotnitsky’s Cossack entourage of his “guard” was perceived as a daring, embodiment of his desire to stand out from the crowd.

As far as Dremov can be judged, even as a person with a keen sense of justice (he was particularly known for having several times crossed the “Coal” lobby in the region), the Cossack Attaman (Dremov) was not quite uncompromising fighter.

For example, when the authorities of the republic needed to centralize military units scattered across the Donbass region, after some hesitation, and clarification of the relationships, Dremove still agreed to military reforms and even received the new flag of the brigade from the hands of Plotnitsky.

Perhaps for this reason, to some extent Dremov was forgiven his outrageous criticism and undesirable behavior such as unvetted and uncoordinated public statements about the leadership of the LPR, thus leaving room for maneuver within complex nature of his relations with LPR leadership.

But what Dremov was not prepared to tolerate, according to many testimonies was a formalization and consolidation of power in few hands, the emergence of vertical management in the image or likeness of Russia. He did not understand or he did not want to understand the essence of the political struggle, and hence he was a stranger to any kind of political party and ideological platform. He saw politics in simple, earthly terms of lies and manipulation. For him power was exercised only on the ground and not in the high offices removed from people’s struggles and needs.

Dremov have been repeatedly accused of dictatorship, to establish a separate alternative center of local power in the city of Stakhanov which did not fit into the usual stereotypes or legal/administrative framework of Donbass Republics.

The continuous conflict with the head of the republic Plotnitsky revolved not so much around the coal and/or Steel plants shadowy interests as about Dremov refusal to participate in a great political game namely some level of subordination to Russian political leadership amid strong Russian political support for Donbass. He was told that the very existence of such inherently independent/anarchist militia made up of local residents, combined with refusal to negotiate at a high level of authorities is detrimental to construction of a new state. A famous video message of Dremov and his Cossacks to “Putin and Medvedev and the entire international community” was only a formal pretexts for LPR authorities to move against him.

The LPR authorities insist that Dremov had made too many enemies, including of purely personal nature and hence they will be investigating all the leads but they are primarily focused on the Ukrainian SBU clandestine operation aimed for assassination of well-known commanders of successful defense of Donbass in 2014. Such a statement does not give us much hope that all the perpetrators of this crime will be found and provides circumstantial evidence of LPR leadership political involvement in the murder of another true Donbass rebel fighting for lives and dignity of his peoples.

Sadly, Donbass revolution, as any other revolution, also ate some of its children.


Original piece about Murder of Pavel “Pasha” Dremov (Russian)

http://lenta.ru/articles/2015/12/14/batya/

More details about the investigation:

http://www.vesti.ru/doc.html?id=2697520

Assassination of Alexander.“Brain” Mozgovoy (Russian):

http://lenta.ru/articles/2015/05/24/kill/

 

(12/26/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: AMERICAN WAR AGAINST CHRISTMAS EXTREMISTS.

Preparations are undergoing for Eastern Orthodox Church Christmas celebrations (next week) in Donbass tired of war, in political limbo with no solution on horizon. The politically paralyzed Kiev Junta is unable to implement Minsk 2.0 agreement that expires after extension in over a month from now, instead is busy stealing IMF money. They even stiffed Biden’s boy so dad came to Kiev to get son’s money back and threatened Kiev stooges with partition of Ukraine and peace with Russia unless they get to work of subjugating their population to US slave masters more quickly and efficiently, and quit building more golden bathrooms for their whores.

After January all bets are off and war, against deep desire of all Ukrainians may come back as a results of western insane push against Russia.

The fanatical, evangelical Christian elites, Washington neocons have talent for picking enemies for their crusades such as more tolerant sects of Islam, atheist, secularists, and Christians while proclaim love fest with moderate beheaders. Typical absurd of war we suppose to believe in.

Extremists’ Christmas tree and Lenin in Donetsk where peace is possible between atheism and religion.

Extremist enemies of the West who dare to celebrate Christmas according to Julian calendar. And their Russia Christmas carols’ play in the theater in Donetsk constitute threat to the “vital” American interests. There are no moderate Ukrainians is Donbass to give money they are all in Kiev worshiping Hitler. Look in the eyes of our enemy .

The Leader of DPR Zarachenko, born in Donbass, went to frontlines at the Donetsk international Airport to hear complaints from the people living there about Ukrainian military breaking the cease fire and to show destruction of this area to the visiting representatives of organization of Mothers of Ukraine (OMU) located in Kiev. They also visited one if  Donetsk’s well stocked supermarkets despite of illegal according to current Ukrainian law,  total economic blockade by Kiev regime which constitutes a war crime. The Donbass survives on Coal exports to Russia, Russian humanitarian convoys, about 50 so far, and support by two million of refugees in Russia and Russian citizen, family members and other political and humanitarian organizations. barely anything from IRC or UN commission for refugees or relevant European institutions.This is a shame.

They, OMU told him to bring peace to the region. People want to rebuild their lives and reconnect with families all over Ukraine East and West. Exactly the same want people of Donbass. So who opposes it? Take a wild guess.

Note the security detachment is nervously looking around and  Zarachenko with his personal AK47 on him, you know it is real, and not staged propaganda. They are really in danger.

 

(12/23/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: YEAR TWO.

 It passed few weeks since Kiev fascist Junta, installed by the US as a result of coup d’etat by CIA sponsored SBU traitors, ”celebrated” two years since peaceful “Pro-Euro” Fall Maidan revolution by but praising those remaining “heroes” of bloody “Anti-Russian” Winter Maidan revolution who were not murdered or fled to Russia for safety after they figured out that they were duped.

I though I would have to substantially update the posts I wrote several months ago but it turned out that the political situation stands frozen since the Minsk 2.0 signed in February 2015 (to expire in few weeks) while economic situation deeply deteriorated. So here there are: first, reminder how the war started and second about deteriorated political situation in Ukraine proper after coup d’etat of February 2014.

 UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: HOW THE WAR STARTED.

Using this opportunity, I would like remind all those who forgot or never knew the truth about how conflict in Donbass really started. I will review very briefly the major milestones only .

Just after coup d’état in Kiev in February 2014, legitimate Ukrainian local governments in eastern Ukraine denounced the coup d’état and did not recognize Kiev government, as it was not elected and former president Yanukovitch did not resign, nor was legally impeached. As a response special security units from Kiev were sent to Kharkov, Mariupol and Donbass area to arrest or harass local elected officials in numerous cities. As a result of threats and intimidation suffered by local government officials, disrupting their government functions on orders from Kiev, a spontaneous Peoples militia was formed to protect those officials from arrest, kidnapping or killing, first armed with buttons and sticks .

Later they served as guards at the local government meetings in the administration buildings in several cities in Donbass. Those local Ukrainian authorities that did not have adequate people’s militia protection, such as in Kharkov and Mariupol  were violently overthrown by nationalist/nazi paramilitary gangs  such a Right Sector or activists of Svoboda party.

Massive demonstrations condemning Kiev regime ensued in the region and were brutally suppressed by armed gangs and Ukrainian army. Particularly, deadly was suppression of celebration of VE on May, 9, 2014 in Mariupol where Ukrainian military gangs ran over peaceful people attending celebrations, leaving several dead and dozens injured. Also local police forces perceived to be disloyal to central Kiev authority were brutally attacked and many Ukrainian police officers effectively executed by gangsters without any state authority, just for upholding the law of the land. I wonder why US police associations stayed eerily silent about murders of their Ukrainian colleagues by nazi thugs.

Under assault from Kiev security forces, militia became armed with hand guns, hunting rifles, and later submachine guns for better protection. In an escalation move Kiev regime sent first wave of military personnel with tanks and APCs units toward the area in order to clear the so-called “occupied” government buildings from local government officials who had right to be there and from their militia guards that protected their safety and local government functions. Kiev demonstration of force was also aimed to intimidate population who rejected the coup d’état .

Kiev called it euphemistically  “antiterrorist” operation just to confuse the West about who was actually doing terrorizing. Unfortunately, for Kiev many military units where originally from eastern Ukraine and refused to intimidate or kill their own kin and joined militia instead becoming core of militia’s arm forces.

Local authorities in Donbass region, facing open aggression from Kiev regime at that point demanded federalization, autonomy from Ukraine and withdrawal the Kiev military before they will disarm. Many of such or similar proposals to deescalate conflict to reduce casualties, to maintain law and order have been ignored or rejected by Kiev, which instead mobilized entire army and moved the forces to the east.

Militia’s response to such escalation of tensions was to peacefully negotiating surrender of the local military bases, where also local soldiers served in the area, under militia’s control and evacuation of Ukrainian military personnel with their personal firearms. In most cases it was successful and no blood was shed, however, in few cases it was, but total casualties were probably less than ten dead and perhaps fifty wounded. From those bases and the military hardware located there militia prepared to defend Donbass. There were no weapon supplies from Russia.

What was interesting that from hundreds of tanks and APCs and only few large-caliber artillery pieces that have been captured by militia at that time only few dozen could have been effectively operated since most of the personnel trained with newer weapons were evacuated when bases surrendered. Hence at the beginning, they were telling video stories about tank crews of what we would call volunteer, fifty something, grandpas manning T64 tanks since they were all Ukrainian veterans of Soviet-Afghan war in 1980-ties and knew how to operate those obsolete tanks. Hundreds of additional tanks T72 and others, militia captured as a result of numerous successful caldron operations during the war.

At that time all out war was declared by Kiev regime by directly shelling cities of north-western Donbass cities of Slavyansk and Kramatorsk and initiated aerial attacks on Donetsk and Lugansk with many civilian casualties. What was characteristic of those operations May-July 2014 that Ukrainian army never really attempted to attack militia positions in this area, purposely shelling above the heads of militiamen into civilian buildings separated miles from the frontline, committing clear war crimes and aimed to directly intimidate civilian population.

No cries for help, cease fire, or humanitarian assistance from UN and world organizations were heeded in the west, but only praises for Kiev regime under imaginary Russian attack that never happened. When militia attacked Ukrainian artillery positions to save civilian lives Kiev army often backed out few miles and brought larger caliber of weapons to be able to reach civilian buildings well behind the frontline to the frustration of militia command.

After over a month of relentless bombardment of Slavyansk and Kramatorsk by Ukrainian army, militia commanders made faithful decision to withdraw, not under attack from Ukrainian army since there was no attack but from humanitarian reasons to avoid further deaths and suffering of women and children living is devastated apartments/flats with no food, electricity gas or water or any medical supplies.

This operation of evacuation of willing civilians from destroyed buildings and withdrawal of militiamen from well fortified frontline trenches cost them many dozens of lives since during this operation they were exposed to constant bombardment by long-range Ukrainian artillery. Such telling episodes of sacrifice of ordinary people never found their way into western media.

Militia’s political response to open aggression was establishment of DPR and LPR and beginning volunteers’ recruitment for their respective armed forces. Military mandatory draft was never established even when personnel advantage of Ukrainian military forces was as large as four to one and twenty to one in equipment.

It is very instructive to understand that at that time militia took over no functions of local governments including political or police functions. They never disturbed public order or functioning of the law and order including even traffic laws in Donbass. No local laws were suspended or canceled, no tax or fees introduced. At no time militia forces were  set to take over local government in any capacity.

Only six months later some leaders of militia have been elected to DPR/DLR government posts in, as free and open elections as could have been held during the war in liberated Donbass areas. In fact many more parties and movements competed for votes in Donbass than in Ukraine proper where many popular parties were outlawed, like Party of Regions and Communist Party etc., while in DPR/LPR they were still legal. Contrary to western propaganda, militia did not impede civil society but supported it in times of war. It took upon itself social responsibility for elderly, ill and veterans of WWII and increased social security services as well as facilitated evacuation of women and children from potential combat areas to vacation resorts in Crimea and elsewhere.

One has to be reminded that people on both sides of the frontlines, military and civilians were all Ukrainian citizen, some acting inhumanely while majority acting upon humanitarian precepts, especially medical personnel. Militia never ordered blockades of roads obstructing travel of people or goods to/from Ukrainian proper or to Russia understanding devastated consequences of such an economic choke hold, what current total Kiev economic blockade trying illegally to achieve.

All of those facts were erased from MSM in US and EU so we have to remind of them. What a shame.

The 21st century big war for Donbass began just at that moment.

Very concise background about what this dangerous geopolitical standoff over Ukraine is all about in historical context as well as who are Ukrainians and why we should never not go to war and die for Ukraine I found at:

https://contrarianopinion.wordpress.com/2015/01/18/ukraine-no-country-for-no-man/

UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: BRIEF NOTE ON CURRENT POLITICAL SITUATION.

Ukraine government is in conundrum. On one hand economy is collapsing, government already defaulted on its debt, and bankruptcy procedures are being negotiated as we speak. People’s anger is growing so are oligarchs treasures they stole from Ukrainians and IMF.

Not even one MAIDAN revolution economic demand was followed but instead genocidal IMF policies have been passed while any attempts to implement them collapsed in similar ways as they did in Greece because they were insane in condition of depression or war. The Ukrainian debt is unpayable so is Greeks’.

On the other hand political situation has gotten worse. Ukraine in political and administrative sense no longer exist. Poroshenko is effectively a mayor of Kiev and surrounding areas with no real power beyond.

During last year numerous paramilitary organizations including Right Sector, factions of US trained National Guard, and local security agencies sponsored by, often competing, Ukrainian oligarchs overthrew by violence almost all local legal governments especially in Western and Southern Ukraine establishing what we would call gangster or nationalistic/fascist “republics” that are practically independent from Kiev government.

The paramilitary controls all local institutions and Kiev needs permission from them to conduct any activity on their territory. They even have their own military checkpoints at the border area with EU conducting custom control duties. In many cities they perform police functions including arrests and criminal investigations under guise of “anti-corruption” efforts.

All that situation resulted practically in rampant lawlessness in Ukraine and when imposed on open opposition and resistance of the ethnic minorities in those areas against those gangster “republics” as well as against  Kiev regime we are taking about explosive mix that is ready to blow.

Dangerous state of affairs totally ignored by western media. The recent full scale fighting with casualties between Right Sector fighters and SBU in Mukachevo in Transcarpathia and other incidents in Galicia are just tip of the iceberg of political tensions in that region.

In this context, Kiev regime, being divided and having to address many political problems and demands for autonomy from many regions, has no capability to make any inroads into Donbas especially since in last 12 months militia’s military units have swollen and morphed into highly trained, capable and  and motivated force that cannot be defeated nor ignored.

Nobody is listening to Poroshenko now, not US, not Germany not even nationalist politicians or fascists that while distanced themselves from him call for suicidal attack on Donbas and for genocide of the population as they Nazi idols did during WWII.

All that is making almost impossible to fulfill Minsk II cease fire agreement by the current puppet regime. Recent rejection by Ukrainian army of further withdrawal of  weapons from frontlines proves that Kiev regime in inept.

Another important point of Minsk II agreement between Ukraine and DPR/LPR, Russia, France and Germany, namely extension of DPR/LPR administration reach over whole territory of Lugansk and Donetsk provinces  beyond current DPR and LPR  territory as a condition to acquiesce to federalization and autonomy within Ukraine proper has also been rejected only due to political vacuum in Kiev unable to keep its international obligations. Ukraine is already collapsed into small unrecognizable pieces, the fact carefully hidden form Western public opinion.

(12/11/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: ARE WE GONNA TO BURY THE MINSK II ACCORD BEFORE ITS FIRST BIRTHDAY?

It looks like that we will. As I expected in past about one and half a month since my last post  no progress has been made toward peace, normalization and political settlement especially that Minsk II was about to expire by the end of this month if it hadn’t been extended for another thirty days. The only good news was that much less people died during that period but Ukrainian military terror continues in other dimensions, such a military provocations, random shelling of the civilian areas and most of all criminal economic blockade of the Donbass republics that causes enormous hardship and unnecessary and senseless suffering of Donbass people. Due to support from Russia the blockade will not succeed or cause Donbass militia to surrender but one way or another it influences the political attitudes and support for administration of the liberated areas.

People of Donbass want stability and ability to look in the future for themselves and their children hence I consider a mistake, Zacharchenko decision under pressure from Putin  to hold his people in political limbo for additional six months when originally planned elections for October would have brought them some sense of progress and normalization at least in mental sense, even if in fact the war is not over and may reignite anytime on the orders from Washington. The delay is not in the interest of the DPR and LPR administration and definitely not in the interest of the people of Donbass.

Also it is not in the interest of Donbass from military point of view since from late August military advantage of  Ukrainian army and national guard trained by Americans and Canadians has increased significantly and deployment of Kiev forces in violation of the Minsk II agreement constitute clear threat to the militia defensive positions.Although morale among  Ukrainian troops is low and only few maniacs want the war to get hot, the rest want their salary and to came back home whole.

However this attitude is not shared by the SBU and other security forces who terrorize occupied areas of Donetsk and Lugansk province  under guise of the anti-corruption, anti-terrorism or any other lie just to threaten population to be politically submissive to the Kiev regime.

Here is an clip how Ukrainian security forces spread terror among population of occupied Donbass.

(10/29/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: UKRAINIAN ELECTION SHAM SWALLOWED BY OSCE PROSTITUTES OF THE WEST.

Schizophrenia and paranoid delusions reign supreme in political desert devoid of any true representation of majority of Ukrainian people, fueled by western fart hurricane and stinky, smelly western money pulled out of neocons’ lower intestine where parasitic oligarchs thrive.

Such a disgusting metaphor unfortunately is very appropriate since in fact Ukrainian state is rotting from inside and outside where nothing is what is being propagandized in the western media.

First, the Ukrainian state as a single integrated unit no longer exist as I already wrote:

(07/21/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: BRIEF NOTE ON CURRENT POLITICAL SITUATION.

and it was confirmed by the results of the so-called local elections that brought winning results for every gang or mafia, running their town , city or region, putting firmly Poroshenko on his rightly post as a mayor of Kiev and some suburbs while others like Timoshenko, Yatsynuk  lost completely or even refused to run leaving this farce called elections in question, challenged by everybody, from left to right from top to bottom.

In Donbass region under Kiev control such as Mariupol elections were cancelled when local paramilitary gangs could not terrorize ethnic Russian population to voluntarily submit to fascists who want them dead.

Despite murders, beatings threats and intimidation of candidates, activists and journalists and most of all rampant election fraud protested in courts, OSCE declared election as “free and fair” fulfilling its mandate as a western whore supplying  western audience and its neocon pervert sponsors exiting sadomasochistic geopolitical fantasy based on real deaths and suffering of ordinary Ukrainian citizen.

The result of these “elections” is a strong confirmation of the fact that the ruling coalition lost any legitimacy among population of the Ukrainian proper not to mention liberated Donbass area. In other words there is nobody in Kiev to even begin negotiating the peace in Ukraine with, who would represent any significant part of Ukrainian electorate and together with West’s effectively stripping the Ukrainian government of prerogatives of foreign policy, Ukraine became de facto another failed state, a direct consequence of US global polices of regime change.

The leadership of DPR and LPR were appalled by the so-called elections that that were conducted in conditions violating basic principles of OSCE and other European institutions monitoring democratic processes in Europe. And hence they declared that the postponed, on the request of OSCE, local elections in liberated Donbass will no be following Ukrainian law that bans hundreds of newspapers/blogs and journalists from covering the event and tens of political patties from participating , including communist party and other LGBT, Green and religious or issue oriented parties.

They declared that any political party even Ukrainian nationalist parties who renounce affinities to Nazi Germany will be allowed to run in the elections, including even Poroshenko and Yatsynuk party as long as they follow the OSCE and international rules and norms enforced by Donbass authorities. All to the utter silence of OSCE and other institutions seemingly defending the democracy in Ukraine.

More details on the recent “elections” in Ukraine can be found here:

http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/ukraines-local-elections-expose-poroshenkos-weakening-grip/ri10762

(10/21/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: CALM AMID UKRAINIAN PROVOCATIONS AND POLITICAL CONFUSION.

Again yesterday and two days ago we had bloody provocations that cost several lives of Ukrainian military and one militiaman as well few injured in the area of Donetsk International Airport controlled by DPR militia.

while elsewhere LPR militia following Minsk 2.0 agreement  withdraws tanks T72 from the frontlines witnessed by the OSCE officials.

While the same officials seem blind to Ukrainian military violation of the same  agreement on Ukrainian side of the frontlines as documented by the images acquired by DPR military drones.

All that in the background of schizophrenic politics of Kiev regime that expects DPR and LPR  to surrender, dismantle and march in to the Ukrainian prisons or be executed while fascist battalions indulge themselves in a rape of Donbass as they openly stated numerous times.

The Putin’s mission impossible to force Kiev regime into federalization as the only chance for upholding territorial integrity of whatever left of Ukraine seems to be doomed to failure. Will the Russians turn around, conduit quick war and removal of the fascists from Kiev regime? Is it in the cards? After what’s going on in Syria it may well be.

We know technically they can do it. As it seems, Russia want to restore Assad rule in Syria at least transitionally. Would they follow a similar plan of arresting fascist coup organizers, restoring  Yanukovitch and organize new elections? Does it sound little crazy? I don’t know but this could be a solution, unfortunately involving killing people. And that’s what’s wrong with any solution involving war. Because war is never a solution, the solution can only be found when guns are silent and war mongers are gone in Syria and Ukraine.

(10/16/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: THAT’S WHAT DONBASS REVOLUTION WAS ALL ABOUT.

At the beginning of the 2014 local governments of Donbass region refused to recognize new government that came to power as we result of coup d’etat under guise of Maidan revolution, and initiated revolution of their own.

The revolution by working class of Donbass against Donbass’ oligarchs such a Kuchma, Firtash and Yanukowitch and others who were exploiting the population of Donbass with blessings and cooperation of Russian oligarchs, as much as revolution against pro-western Kiev oligarchic regime.

The over 50% of the Donbass economy was dependent on the economic relations with  Russia and hence overwhelming opposition to the Maidan’s officially pro-EU stand. Some of completely ignored by Western Media episodes of the 2014  were massive demonstrations and even strikes against local Donbass oligarchs in addition to anti-Kiev stance organized by trade unions and the Communist Party of Ukraine significantly represented in Ukrainian parliament before 2014  (now legal only in Donbass). It was the intransigence of the Ukrainian oligarchs and their refusal to support their workers and pay their wages that caused  thousands of the Donbas miners finally joining the militia after few months of staying away from the conflict.

Burning of the banks belonging to oligarchs and seizing their companies were often the only possible responses of the unpaid workers and starving pensioners to their suffering. They loudly demanded that all those post soviet mines and factories came back to the people who paid taxes and sacrificed their lives working in them.

The local authorities demanded that pro-Maidan oligarchs  show up personally in Donbass and provide plans for continuing production and to pay unpaid wages or otherwise were to be temporarily nationalized in the national emergency mode. Also local authorities (not militia) ordered suspension payments of all the debts pending reviews if the payment exceeding the ability of the borrower to pay. And many more initiatives aimed at dismantling Ukrainian oligarchs grip on power in Donbass.

All of it made the West seriously worried. It was the revolution, not the non-existent separatist agenda that brought hundreds of socialist/communist volunteers from Spain, France, Germany and Serbia etc., to defend the fragile peoples republics of Donetsk and Lugansk, beacons of the revolution against global capital.

Such a fightive attitude forced  few pro-Kiev regime oligarchs to attempt to calm things down by providing some charitable support of food and sustenance which was met with rejection of majority of the Donbass people.

It was in such a revolutionary atmosphere in Donbass in spring 2014 when DPR and LPR called for recognition or Russian protectorate as a defensive measure against Kiev aggression only, fell on Putin’s deaf ears perhaps fearing that inclusion of revolutionary Donbas in the RF may be politically unwise.

But the West heard it laud and clear and set its focus to squash Donbass and their anti-globalist revolutionary dreams while Putin was watching and hesitating to make big move perhaps not to upset his own oligarch friends who risked to loose their lucrative business, thriving on the back of Donbass workers, one way or another. And then the existential war against psychotic Nazis supporters of Kiev regime escalated placing leftist political undertones of the Donbas insurgence on the back burner.

Now, after just over a month of  real ceasefire those political undercurrents surfaced again in Donetsk yesterday where there was a demonstration for permanent nationalization and exclusion of the Ukrainian oligarchs from Donbass. The protests focused on the Ukrainian oligarch Kurchenko. People just  want him out of Donbas. They want all oligarchs out. Is that what

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[UPDATE: 10/19/2015; Another demonstration this time in front of OSCE headquarters in Donetsk was organized to protest illegal economical blockade of Donbass area by Kiev regime.-j.c.]

(10/13/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: SHAMELESS SPECTACLE OF DEBAUCHERY FROM DUTCH AIR SAFETY COMMISSION MH17 FINAL REPORT.

In one sentence the so-called report could be summarized as 15 month ultimately futile goal seeking effort combing rejection or avoidance of the numerous inconvenient evidences and insane indulgence into orgy of baseless conjectures, and innuendos and twisted logic defying fundamental engineering standards, complete lack of supporting physical testing and reasonable simulations and a mountain of inconsistencies papered over by lies and propaganda, an insult to intelligence to any aviation engineers and defilement of the Dutch aviation industry and finally an insult to memory of innocent victims all to cover up crimes of some obscure Kiev fascist regime, a pun in the global geopolitical game.

Dutch should be ashamed of themselves and demand truly independent investigation.

Since the commission failed on all fronts to provide any  new or even remotely plausible scenarios by narrowing the data into invisibility or irrelevance cooked up with propaganda filler here are the facts un-spun by the MSM propaganda.

The pattern of damage to the MH17 fuselage is totally inconsistent with the pattern of damages obtained by multiple physical missile test as well as computer simulations conducted by the missile manufacturer using latest version BUK 9М38-series armed with 3N314M of the missile warhead present in the armament of Russian as well as Ukraine military at the date of disaster. However, the pattern observed on the MH17 fuselage is consistent with the older version of the Buk missile present only in the Ukrainian army stockpile and deployed in the area and at the time of disaster.

The another irreconcilable inconsistency of the Dutch theory of missile explosion with numerous physical test results conducted by the missile manufacturer relates to a complete lack of the missile damage to the left wing and engine of MH17 while trajectories of metallic fragments of the missile test explosion indicate severe damage to the left wing. And hence the conclusion of the commission about trajectory of the missile to the point of explosion relatively to the cockpit, and type of the missile that struck the MH17 are all groundless.

The commission established as a fact is that Ukrainian air control knew about dangers of the flight above war zone where their own warplanes operated daily and multiple times diverted other airliners to the southern routes including this MH17 flight for two days in a row before the incident and that was at minimum negligent in keeping the airspace open for flight even restricted by the altitude but failed in its mandate to provide explanation of why and who made such a decision.

The commission also failed to disclose contest of the black boxes and conversations of the pilots about nearby air traffic including fighter jets detected by the Russian traffic control, and failed to reconstruct more than 50% of the fuselage and 10% of the interior of the airplane while standard is 90% making their conclusions about damage distribution weak or even unwarranted etc., etc.,

This is all they say about the narrowest scope they chose or agreed to focus leaving the proof of their weak theory of MH17 disaster to the Dutch prosecutors.

So here there are facts pertinent to the criminal probe.

The fact is that rebels did not and do not have full battery of Buk launchers or any missiles old or new nor did they have any personnel able to operate them needed to effectively use the system, nor they had an air force to shut down MH17.

These are undisputed facts. Buks batteries were evacuated from the base in Donbass in early days of the conflict, leaving one launcher unit broken, not operational, with missing parts and without crucial command unit, useless especially that rebel militia already had Strielka or similar, shoulder launched missiles good for attacking military airplanes and helicopters at 2000-3000 feet altitude or less where combat aircraft fly for unguided missile bombings.

Kiev regime acknowledge (confirmed by the Russian satellite images) that they deployed several batteries of Buks in a defense system configuration to guide multiple missiles to multiple targets, as well as command and control units along the path of MH17.

Why in the world would they do that, especially since militia had no air force? Unless they expected Russian invasion that would be plausible explanation considering the propaganda that was spread at the time in Ukraine and in the West.

Why this particular flight was permitted to flyover the red-hot combat zone while the same flight was rerouted down south for two days before catastrophe nand other airliners were diverted from Donbass just before MH17. Why?

There was no cease-fire or anything at that time to even consider area safe.

Where is traffic controller that led airliner into combat area? Disappeared. Kiev air force was conducting bombing daily there along the same path as the airliner took.

US has the satellite images, this is the confirmed fact, as well as others have them since they have the coverage. Why did they not present the satellite images with ephemeris data and with timestamp, as Russians did. What US is hiding and Why?

The famous YouTube video showing Buk transporter with missing one missile supposedly the one that was fired at the airplane, was recorded on the territory held and still hold by Ukrainian forces.

There is no shred of evidence that rebels did it so far. All reporting that contradicted the official western propaganda like BBC report was suppressed.

While for weeks no one from the west came to the crash site, many private families of victims went there unobstructed and left safely.

Why Ukrainians did not cease immediately all military activities within the area but started purposefully shelling of the immediate vicinity crash site where there was no Donbass militiamen present in the area only causing delay of the investigation for safety reasons.

Why, nobody acknowledges that Dutch commission investigation is under UKRAINIAN SUPERVISION, only delegated to the Netherlands. All findings must be cleared with Kiev before disclosed or analyzed. Where is promised independence of the investigation? It is nothing but a farce and today report proved it.

Hundreds of eyewitnesses including Western citizen that visited crash site were ignored and documentation they gathered dismissed. All testimonies of Ukrainian pilots that were in the area as well as Ukrainian Buk operators were all dismissed.

Why Malaysian government was not allowed to officially investigate even if it had permission from militia command and plenty of evidences to gather and plenty of witnesses to interview? Why all of the claims from technical experts, even from the west, were ignored.

But there is a lot indications that fascist Kiev regime did it. It had means and opportunity and clear motive to make up rebels as terrorists as Kiev regime was describing them before the tragedy and nobody listened.

We all want to learn the truth about this tragedy so why West is obstructing the course of justice wherever it leads? Take a wild guess.

For me it was a 15 months of shameless cover up. Shameless insult to memory of dead innocent victims by Dutch government and western media and unfortunately the so-called final report about the crash is just further continuation of such a shameless conduct.

(10/11/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: THE CEASE FIRE CONTINUES SO WAR PREPARATIONS ON BOTH SIDES AMID POLITICAL GAMES.

For one thing, it is obvious  that nobody is listening to mayor of Kiev  a.k.a. president Poroshenko anymore and his utterances about taking back the Russian occupied land falls on deaf ears of western propagandists but what’s more important is that nobody in Europe is listening the the man de facto running the Kiev regime i.e. US ambassador to Ukraine while all political negotiation have been shifted to the capitals of western Europe with dominant role of Russia in pushing peaceful reconciliation plan for Donbass within new federal framework for Ukrainian state achieved through constitutional changes.

Nobody else in the West came up so far with anything better having a chance for lasting peace and affirmation of formal territorial integrity of the Ukrainian  state. And hence  promoting the Minsk 2.0 solution for Donbass is  so contentious since today’s Ukraine as a state is de facto a set of independent provinces or regions (Galicia, Transcarpatia etc.,) outside of Kiev’s power or influence, all calling for more autonomy and federalization stirring fears of total disintegration of the country as likely outcome. Such a state of affairs is just now coming to attention of the west.

More about it can be found at:

(07/21/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: BRIEF NOTE ON CURRENT POLITICAL SITUATION.

The recent postponement of the local elections in the DPR and LPR until next year seem to be a credit given to Putin by Donbass leadership to achieve or at least to push the Kiev regime onto a federalization path a task at least now politically impossible to be accepted by the Kiev regime.The DPR and LPR leadership is anxious however about further postponement and uncertainty since it weakens their position and support among population who desperately needs normalization of their lives and to try to heal their wounds psychical, mental and social and to rebuild bonds in often politically divided extended families. What’s may give us a hope is that most of Ukrainians from East and West are fed up with the war propaganda lies and rampant theft of national treasury by IMF types and want peace to rebuild their own lives leaving  fascist US stooges more and more isolated from society and Poroshenko regime with approval ratings much worse than US congress.

Behind all those political maneuvering both sides intensely train their respective military and increase their military readiness making Donbass no less prone to re-ignition of military conflict on a whim. While Minsk 2.0 required talks of military redeployment from frontlines to the bases, multitude of other crucial issues prevent military issue to even be discussed in some meaningful ways so far.

What most important however is the fact that Ukrainian military shells no longer kill and maim women and children of Donbass, the crime and tragedy that was the main focus of my writings.[UPDATE: 0n 10/10/2015 Ukrainian military shelled civilian, luckily abandoned ,building in Donetsk. No civilian causalities, however one militiaman was killed and two injured at Donetsk International Airport-j.c.]

While some attention from the independent media was given to the Minsk 2.0 political process almost none was about the illegal and in fact criminal economic blockade of the DPR and LPR by the Kiev fascist regime, clean violation of the Minsk agreements (and the UN charter) which call for allowing for economic reintegration of Donbass with the Ukrainian economy. Over last two months that was the main source of tension rather than usual military provocations from Ukrainian fascist battalions.

For whatever reason such blockade was imposed, from the start it was doomed to failure since DPR and LPR controls multiple border crossings to Russia but definitely it impeded normal lives of  Donbass residents and caused a senseless economic hardship clearly aimed for political revenge. The fact is that the economic and price stability of the Donbass areas under militia control is achieved mostly due to massive deliveries of food and subsistence from Russia for free to be distributed among population as well as banking system integration with Russia and practically free delivery of natural gas and electricity very important for the upcoming winter.

Here is a clip of one of very few newly open by the Kiev regime so-called “Occupied Donbass check point” a full fledged border crossing in Novotrotskoye, including custom and passport control,  de facto recognizing administrative division and separation of the DPR and LPR from the state of Ukraine, all against official state propaganda of maintaining territorial unity.

The  Crimea border crossings established months ago were first acknowledgement of the Kiev regime of the irreversible territorial losses. The history of territorial changes of what we call Ukraine is briefly reviewed at:

https://contrarianopinion.wordpress.com/2015/01/18/ukraine-no-country-for-no-man/

(09/20/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: I WAS HOPING TO DECLARE SOON THAT 08/29/2015 CEASEFIRE ALMOST HOLDS AND THEN THIS.

The latest at  08/29/2015, I think at least tenth since the war began, ceasefire seemed to have much better chances than those before which were violated within minutes or hours after they were declared. This time it was almost 19 days, not counting small caliber shootings and several deaths of civilians who wanted to work their fields or just cross the combat free areas not realizing that they were mined. All in Donbass wanted to return to at least an illusion of normalcy in this world of suspended live and then on September 17, 2015 Ukrainian military suddenly and senselessly attacked agricultural farm located at the demarcation zone at the village of Staromichalovka, on the outskirts of Donetsk, completely destroying buildings and agricultural equipment needed for this year’s autumn harvest by tank shells and heavy artillery rounds.

The video clip (in Russian) was recorded from location near the militia’s position located several kilometers away from the farm. Shelling starts from 1:15 min.

(09/08/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: THE REMEMBRANCE OF DEAD SOLDIERS.

Usually, I do not put out much of the information about celebration of the war heroes or just dead soldiers who died during the past wars as well as in Donbass war since I see only victims. But in this case I am linking an image that was taken few days ago during the celebration of the liberation of Donbass from Nazis by the Red Army in 1944 and well as commemoration of the soldiers of Donbass militia who fought and died at the Saur-Mogila last year, a place where the monument dedicated to the soviet soldiers is located.

I am doing it only because I see in this image a message of reconciliation clearly visible when Eastern Orthodox Church priests pray for atheist soviet soldiers, members of the communist party who, for their own people’sake, sacrificed themselves  with no hope of eternal life.

(09/05/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: SWEDISH “HEAD HUNTERS” INVESTIGATED FOR WAR CRIMES.

While the fact of presence of western mercenaries and private military contractors in the battle zones of the eastern Ukraine is well known what is not well known is the so-called “head hunting” tourism, an illegal industry dedicated solely for the western perverts with cash or simply twisted fucks who flocked to the lawlessness of Ukraine to satisfy their lust for murder.

Witnessing all out disintegration of the Ukrainian state institutions including the law enforcement and rampant theft of the Ukrainian national treasury by the local oligarchs, many members of the Nazi paramilitary decided that there was nothing wrong or unpatriotic to make a buck on a side by organizing the so-called “hunting trips” for the human game.

Being only partially supported by the local oligarchs and the private western donations from Canada, Germany and the US, and hence in dire need for new western weapons as well the desire to enrich themselves, the gangsters of Azov and other Nazi groups embarked on the creative destruction type entrepreneurship, destruction of human lives and creation of the fat Swiss bank accounts for themselves all for the “good” of a nation under delusions of Russian assault.

The Swedish authorities are, to my knowledge the firsts, to investigate all of those allegations including murder, torture and other war crimes allegedly committed by private Swedish citizen as well as a Germans, Dutch and Americans while officially on “vacation” in Ukraine.

http://www.expressen.se/nyheter/svensk-utreds-for-krigsbrott-i-ukraina/

The Ukrainian regime immediately attempted to suppress the investigation but was rebuked by the government of Sweden which however declared that the war crimes of the Ukrainian citizen will not be investigated. Such a statement is a violation of the Geneva convention in itself but who cares about the law in Sweden or Ukraine.

Here is the letter from the Swedish Ministry of Justice to Dept. of National Security in Kiev where Swedes claim they have proof of war crimes committed in the Eastern Ukraine.

and here is the source in Russian but it is nicely google-translated.

http://cont.ws/post/118110/

These are such a shocking allegations that it is hard to believe it, however if we carefully examine the chaotic situation of those early days/weeks of the war, such an abhorrent conduct seems plausible.

It is extremely hard to understand the situation, in which often under the guise of the financial support or fundraising for the Ukrainian Nazi paramilitary death squads an repugnant practice of the commercial killing for fun, for R&R, for a thrill of it, or for a “good” cause was occurring in the first weeks or months of the conflict in Donbass, without extensive background on the social, political and military developments at that time however some of information can be found right here on this page under:

(07/16/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: HOW THE WAR STARTED.

(07/27/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: Geopolitics of Ukrainian “Winter Revolution” 2014 Part 1

and part 2.

But in a word it was total chaos.

First of all, in the spring of 2014, there was no effective, unified command of the so-called “Antiterrorist Operation” (ATO) within the Ukrainian army not to mention about a separate command of the SBU and other security forces and tens of illegal paramilitary battalions or simply armed thugs all with no legal foundation in the Ukrainian law to even carry weapons.

These battalions often armed themselves by stealing weapons from the police or robbing the businesses or extorting from them money and purchasing them on the black market from the Ukrainian soldiers including machine guns, APCs or even tanks. There was no accounting where actually the army equipment and Ukrainian army soldiers were located since the communication and logistics failed.

Understandable, if we consider that in Ukraine in January 2014, ethnic Russians made up about 45% of the Ukrainian population and Ukrainian army.

The military reporting of the Ukrainian army or militia movements in those firsts months, as the Ukrainian military recently admitted, was 90% false, leading to rumors and hysteria about the Russian invasion that never happened.

What was worse that the partisan tactics, adopted early in the conflict by the vastly outnumbered militia forces, was so successful that practically obliterated any notion of concrete frontlines and caused utter confusion within the Ukrainian military leadership about where the enemy actually was and even who was the enemy. What added to it was massive defection of the high-ranking Ukrainian army officers to Crimea or Russia or Donbas militia who were replaced by the unqualified lower ranking staff.

In many cases the air assaults were called upon by the army on the paramilitary battalion posts or on the army defense posts themselves, which were “forgotten” or mistaken for the militia by the military command. Many abandoned and starving soldiers, drafted or more precisely kidnapped from their homes to fight American Oligarchic war were selling their weapons to the militiamen for food or money to be able to call home.

Sometimes during the midst of the battle soldiers on both sides fighting for their lives were called by the banks or utilities threatening them with canceling their credit cards, closing mobile phone accounts or shutting down electricity and/or heat at home where their unemployed wives and young children were living in fear of loosing they husbands or dads.

The so-called friendly fire was so rampant that in the early days took up to fifty percent or more casualties in comparison to regular combat. In many cases the military posts were abandoned and soldiers AWOLed, went home picked up by their parents or friends after they were unable to contact their commanders for days or weeks only to find home subpoena to show up in court band face desertion changes.

Some of them were calling the Kiev talk shows, declaring their allegiance to the Kiev regime and pleading for food and ammunition while being under the assault of militia during the phone conversation.

Those abandoned checkpoints were commonly used by the militia to seize army supplies and ambush the private Nazi battalions and slaughtered them in hundreds while in the buses unprepared for the battle thinking they were tens of miles from the frontlines.

In the early days the militia were moving freely among the Donbas population friendly to them as well as among the Ukrainian military units since these we indistinguishable, in their uniforms, APC and weapons, Ukrainian citizen on both sides. The Militia set up ambushes even as far as 200 miles or more from the nominal frontlines infiltrating Kharkov and stealing the army supplies. For a way there was battalion of the militia deploy in the city of Kiev to sabotage the Kiev regime war effort.

The lies and manipulation in Ukrainian military establishment and the defense ministry that had no idea about the real situation in Donbass and Crimea led to ridiculous military deployment decisions. The hundreds of captured Ukrainian army soldiers by the militia turned out to be conscripted policemen or military policemen armed only with short personal firearm who were told that they were going to the army occupied western Donbass cities, miles from the frontlines, to establish the law and order after the militia has been supposedly expelled, while they were actually dropped in the middle of the battle zone at night and fell within hours strait into the hands of militia, confused and surprised about where they actually were.

Many of them were released by militia within days but were reluctant to come home since they were declared AWOL, deserters and were threatened with prosecution and instead chose to work as volunteers in Donetsk hospitals or to clean up the damage to the buildings due to shelling.
Also very little know fact is that most of the Ukrainian soldiers captured or wounded were given a chance to call home and ask parents to come over and claim them and take them home even when the war continued, a gesture of good will that is not required according to Geneva conventions. Ironically many of the wounded preferred to stay in Donbass since they could not effort medical expenses back at home while in Donbass medical care was free.

Another aspect of the unbelievable disarray was that artillery units that were dropped in the middle of nowhere, were completely disoriented without any clue about where the “enemy might be. The surrealistic scenes were unraveling when the artillery commanders where asking local people where they are actually are located, desperately calling their parents home asking to come to the war zone and bring them a tourist/street maps since they did not now where exactly to shoot their guns since militia was constantly on the move.

Many parents initially went to visit their sons and brought food, supplies such as canned meat, bread, sleeping bags, cigarettes and vodka since the military supplies they received were not enough due to rampant theft. Nobody really cared about nothing apathy and recklessness reigned supreme. The command cared only about daily ammunition usage report to pass to Kiev, pushing the battery commanders to concoct false reports of the heavy fighting while there was none, just a quick daily random shelling and boredom until they were attacked by the militia and captured, wounded or killed since the artillery sites were not secured at all. There was not even one coherent move of the Ukrainian army during those first months except form madness of random, dead end violence.

The Ukrainian commanders often refused to exchange the bodies of the fallen soldiers with militia since they already listed them as MIA even when they were still alive. abandoned and left to die by their commanders, stealing their supplies and avoiding paying the insurance to the families of the KIAs. On the other hand the Ukrainian commanders charged up to 5000 dollars for single dead body of a militiaman.

As so far anecdotal evidences and bragging in the social media and YT indicate, in the early days of the war for 20 euro you could pull a trigger on 122-mm howitzer D-30 or SO-152 to shell the target such as apartment buildings or schools, factories located up to 10 to 15 miles ahead. For 100 euro you could shoot a single shell at wherever you want, just point it on the map, even where the Ukrainian army posts were located, no matter. Only money mattered.

In all the anarchy, the head hunters, mostly snipers or the wannabe snipers with their own weapons, were taken to the frontlines on a day trips to hunt for a human game for thousands of euros for a single kill, mostly civilians doing their daily chores, for children triple, in some areas they were able to take a picture with their kill before victim’s human remains were burned to destroy an evidence.

Such an unbelievable fog of war, all permeating chaos, shock, brutality, confusion and utter futility, which is the essence of the war, here in the US, can only be fathom by those veterans who went through similar or worst hell in Vietnam or elsewhere.

Only in such a situation of total insanity all those western fascist deviants, low lives, who flocked to the stench of death in the eastern Ukraine, could have thrived while the western media silently condoned it, indulged in they fantasies of binary world of dismay.

There were enough senseless atrocities and murder in the conflict, including war crimes of torture and ethnic cleansing, committed mostly by the Nazi paramilitary and Ukrainian army and to smaller degree by the militia, without western fascist murderers lusting for apocalypse.

“One day this war is gonna end” from F. Coppola’s “Apocalypse Now”.

(08/31/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: WHAT IS HAPPENING IN KIEV TODAY BESIDE KILLING POLICE AND THROWING GRENADES.

In the Maidanesque style a police officer [corr. National Guardsman – j.c.] was shot [unconfirmed – j.c.] and killed [two more died from their wounds later in the hospital- j.c] after a grenade was thrown at the crowd injuring dozens protesters including the police officers [National Guardsman on police duties- j.c.] who were deployed to protect the Ukrainian deputies in the parliament building casting their ballots after first reading of the so called de-centralization bill which suppose to satisfy requirements of Minsk 2.0 agreement.

UPDATE: 09/01/2015; And here is the moment when perpetrator of this terrorist act member of the battalion “Sitsh” and the neo-Nazi “Svoboda” party, Igor Gumieniuk, throwing the live grenade into the crowd.

The main text of the Minsk 2.0 agreement can be found on this page at:

(07/22/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: MEETING OF CONTACT GROUP IN MINSK.

So who are the protesters?

Most of the protesters are [off duty] members of the Ukrainian national guard but actually members of numerous nazi, neo-nazi, Ukrainian nationalist paramilitary battalions and groups like Right Sector, Dnipro, Azov etc.,and members of the  nationalist parties such as “Svoboda” that have been incorporated under the artificial umbrella of the National Guard mostly to hide the fact of their existence and their unwavering loyalty to their local commanders and not to the Kiev regime, as well as to hide the fact the US and UK actively train some of those paramilitary gangs in the military camps in the Western Ukraine.

More on the Ukrainian paramilitary groups can be found on this page at:

(07/21/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: BRIEF NOTE ON CURRENT POLITICAL SITUATION.

What are they protesting? and Why?

They are protesting  Minsk 2.0 agreement itself since they see it as a betrayal of the ideals of the Maidan revolution by the Poroshenko puppet regime on the US payroll and accusing him of the financial and political corruption, surrendering to the Russian intimidation and partition of the nation of Ukraine. Of course no nationalist would like that. But what they really want is the war. They want to defeat the Donbass militia, settle scores for thousands of their dead fascist comrades and punish the ethnic Russian population for their support for Russia and for their insubordination to the new Kiev regime.

On the top of that they are those parliamentarians who oppose the autonomy for Donbass but demand autonomy for their own regions such as Transcarpathia and Galicia which is adding to the political mess.

To make things little more complicated the so-called  de-centralization bill considered today, which suppose to satisfy the requirements of the Minsk 2.0, is not and hence cannot even constitute any base for the permanent resolution of the conflict.

It is because one single fact that  the Minsk 2.0 agreement provides that the text of the legislature be co-written or at least consulted with the representatives of the LPR and DPR and in fact it never was despite of numerous calls from the Donbass political leadership. Moreover, as the Minsk 2.0, states the political autonomy of the democratic process was going to be extended to cover entire provinces of Lugansk and Donetsk and not only the DPR and LPR which constitute only about 40% of the total area. In a sense, it’s a federalization of  Donbass and the establishment of its political autonomy within Ukraine.This was the price to be paid by the Kiev regime for Donbas remaining within the administrative and political boundaries of Ukraine.

Another point of the the permanent peace agreement was to discuss permanent return of the Ukrainian military to their bases outside the Donbas area while Militia military units housed in the selected bases within the current DPR/LPR territory for the extended term.No such discussion have been even started yet.

The peaceful resolution of the Ukrainian conflict seem to be very far ahead and considering the strong opposition in Kiev from political forces of continuing war well supported by the Washington neocons it is almost hopeless.

(08/28/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: DEDICATED TO THOSE TRUE JOURNALISTS WHO HAVE FALLEN OR WERE WOUNDED COVERING THE DONBAS WAR, AS FIGHTERS IN THE WAR AGAINST WESTERN PRESSTITUTION.

When the illusory world of Western propaganda celebrated Maidan victory of the Ukrainian people over their so-called Russian dominated regime, defying the CIA provided media talking point narratives, a few German journalists found more and more evidences of the huge discrepancies between the official governmental lines in Germany about the so-called Russian separatists/terrorists and the information they received from the sources on the ground in Donbass as well from the rest of Ukraine. They decided to investigate.

The results of this investigation conducted on the ground in the war torn Donbas constitute the basis of the Mark Bartalmai film: “Ukrainian Agony. The Concealed War.” showing what actually happen there. Namely the chaos, brutality and futility of the war orchestrated by the Washington D.C. neocons and the EU/NATO political elites aimed first and foremost to destroy the Ukraine as a viable state in their insane ploy to position themselves for the WWIII against weaken Russia and China.

I do not endorse anything or accept any donations on this blog but if you can support the filmmakers directly by any means outside of the global banking system, by using your skills or offering relevant services or digital coins, the authors would certainly appreciate it since they need the support in order to complete the English version of their film.

The film website is www.ukrainianagony.info ;

Here is the 10-minute “teaser”;

And Graham Philips this is for you too. You got shot at the dangerous Donetsk Airport and was twice arrested, threaten with death, beaten and deported by the Ukrainian regime only to come back under the death threats and bounty on your head to your adopted motherland in Donbass to tell the people all over the world the truth as you saw it. If this is not love to your adopted country,  I don’t know what love is. As a British citizen you are true fighter against the western presstitution. Thank you.

https://www.youtube.com/user/gwplondon

(08/24/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: DONBAS CHILDREN COMING BACK FROM SUMMER SCHOOL BREAK STRAIT INTO THE WAR.

According to the CASSAD NEWS shelling of  the frontline areas of Donetsk’s, Kirovsky and Petrovsky district and Gorlovka, as well as Dukatshevsk area continue causing destruction of several houses but no casualties. Also Ukrainian military and the DPR militia exchanged fire at the Spartak location just north east of the Donetsk international airport.

Under such unstable conditions children of Donbass are returning home from the summer camps organized in Russia by the private organizations with limited support from Russian government. The large percentage of those children already suffer from PTSD being exposed to random violence of daily shelling by the Ukrainian military with no discernible purpose but terrorizing civilians.

The special chartered train brought the Donbass children back to Donetsk.

(08/21/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: ANOTHER VIDEO PROOF OF THIRTY SIXTH (36th) RUSSIAN INVASION OF HUMANITARIAN AID FOR DONBAS.

THIS TIME THE VICTIMS OF HORRIBLE FOOD AGGRESSION WERE RESIDENTS OF LUGANSK.

Where are all those hysterical neocons when you need them or should I call 1-800-CRAZY-VICKI myself. Don’t they see, uniformed Russians are coming.

According to the US intelligence community assessment, among the weapons smuggled into Donbass in the above convoy were: Canned Meat, Rice, Flour, Sugar, Tea and Sunflower Oil, all highly flammable and toxic substances of mass disruption of the enemy digestive system leading to the chemical warfare after dinner.

In the clip above, one of the terrorists explain how insidiously they intend to distribute those weapons of mass indigestion among unsuspecting school children, retirement homes and soup kitchens for poor and internally displaced war refugees throughout LPR without charge. What a barbarism!

(08/21/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: SHOULD WE PANIC?

The western media is continuously pushing onto their viewers delusions of the Russian invasion of Donbas supported by the lies from USDOS and the chief of NATO who reported as solid facts his own bathroom hallucinations of tens of thousands of regular Russian army moving in and out of Donbass on a whim attacking randomly the unsuspecting and peaceful fascist battalions and disrupting their daily routine of drugs, vodka and sexual torture perpetrated over the fellow citizen.

This is just for you Washington morons; here is how the Russian military support or invasion would look like.

Below there is a YT clip showing a military convoy of the Army of Transdniestrian “separatists” Republic, located south west of Ukraine, enjoying true Russian support including contemporary Russian hardware and newest ballistic missiles capable of hitting Kiev.

If this had happened in Donbass we would hear screams of hysteria and the epidemic of apoplexy in the west.

And here is how it looks like in Donbass, with DPR tanks freshly painted for the VE 2015 parade in Donetsk on May 9th.

Now you know that the Donbass militias defended themselves with no Russian military involvement of any significance, almost with their bare hands and dilapidated Soviet equipment captured from the Ukrainian army.

UPDATE: 08/23/2015 And here we may see the US taxpayers money at work to prop up the Ukrainian Army to retake  Donbass from militia as Poroshenko openly said in the preparation to the celebration of  the so-called Independence Day on 08/24 in Kharkov while visiting the army preparing to be deployed to Donbass and commissioning some 170 new tanks, APC and other military hardware. He openly admitted that Minsk I and II agreements were just tactics to regain strategic advantage before the final solution.

(08/20/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: WALL STREET GAMBLERS BE AWARE TO WHOM YOU ARE GIVING MONEY.

We know the story of CIA and Zbigi Brezinsky who hired an obscured civil engineer, Saudi half prince called Osama Bin Laden to prevent the Soviets from imposing “horrors” of the young afghan women education and/or employment or the pains of abolishing slavery presented as an ethnic heritage.

Now we, the US taxpayers, are conned again to create another monster that wrapped itself in the cloths of hysterical anti-Russian crusader, which it is not. They are just thugs, who are mumbling fascist utterances, who would be happy to cut the throats of their illustrious sponsors in the Washington D.C. and Wall Street even more than their Russian neighbors.

As it was mentioned on the blog before, the Right Sector, (RS) a Nazi organization born on the Maidan in 2013 and supported by the Kiev regime, practically has taken over the functions of the law enforcement as well as customs and border patrol in many areas of the western Ukraine.

Now we have an example of Kharkov in the eastern Ukraine where this private organization with no “official ”legal foundation in the Ukrainian law decided that the slot-machine gambling parlor located at the train station is bad for people’s morals, as their idol, Adolph Hitler taught the German nation and ordered closing of all casinos in mid 1930-ties.

The clip shows group of masked gangsters from the RS assaulting slot-machine gamblers or passengers waiting for a train at the Kharkov train station building and unsuspecting innocent employee and destroying the establishment.

The similarity of this adventure into dystopia of the moral law enforcement carried out by Rohm’s SA “brown shirts” organization, not to confuse with Hitler’s SS “black shirts” organization, is uncanny.

(08/20/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: IS DONBAS TRYING TO JOIN RUSSIA AGAIN? 

As Chinese News agency Xinhua reported that DPR/LPR preparing for a referendum about joining the Russian Federation few weeks after local election of October 18, called as apart of implementation of Minsk 2.0 agreement. The leaders of Donbass republics as well as Russia did not comment of the news.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-08/19/c_134535215.htm

This is however, very old news, probably spread by the Kiev regime at this time in order to raise tensions and blame Donbass militia before important Ukrainian national holiday on 08/24.

The governments of DPR & LPR passed many times resolutions or expressed desire to join the Russian Federation. All those requests have been shot down by the RF parliament on the orders from the president Putin.

The ballots for the referendum in Donbass were ready last year in the late November but never actually used under the pressure from Kremlin.

Instead, Putin promised that he would give Donbass people agreement with Kiev regime that would have allowed them for complete economical and political/military autonomy (retaining armed forces for protracted term) covering entire Lugansk and Donetsk provinces (more than double of current DPR/LPR territory) while preserving formal integrity of the Ukrainian state and a border control. Putin failed to do that and came up with much weaker Minsk 2.0. agreement.

See: (07/22/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: MEETING OF CONTACT GROUP IN MINSK, for full text of Minsk 2.0 agreement.

In contrast to western propaganda lies, there is no love for Putin in Donbass but rather clear ambivalence and feeling of abandonment. Actually, the western unified, direct attack on Putin and Russia herself, almost free natural gas imports for Donbas as well over thirty humanitarian convoys with the food, building materials and sustenance but most of all Donbass people’s  strong family ties somewhat prevented the development of totally negative attitudes to their eastern neighbor. They resigned, however, to taking their fate into their own hands and gave up on Putin as their defender long time ago. The stalemate is destroying their hearts.

(08/20/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: TAKE OUR DAUGHTERS TO WORK; DONBAS EDITION 2015.

Meet Bogdana (her name means given by the God), a daughter of one of the militiamen who spent summer as unpaid intern in the headquarters of the PRIZRAK (Ghost) battalion once lead by Alexy Mozgovoy, few months ago assassinated by “unknown” group of assailants during an ambush within Donbas militia controlled territory likely prompted by power struggle within LPR authorities.

Bogdana, was helping the battalion administrative office and preparing tea and coffee for his dad and the other officers working there. She also entertained the militiamen by reciting her poems about Donbas struggle for freedom from Ukrainian fascism.

However, in contrast to many of her fellow Ukrainians, little brothers and sisters in Kiev and western Ukraine who for decades now are singing the songs about cutting throats “rezats” of the Moscovites living in Donbas and in Russia, she only wishes the bombing would stop and the war would end.

This is not a childhood that this girl or any other girl scared to death of shelling and seeing people she loves dead or maimed, should have in civilized world. And don’t you think for a second that she is incapable of grasping the horrifying reality and horror in their parents’ or their family and friends’ eyes.

The worst thing that could be done to children of war is to deny it or try to re-direct their overwhelming emotions toward the rage or hate for the so-called enemy.

Exactly as the Ukrainian fascists from the Azov battalion do to their children.

The horrifying impact of the war on the children anywhere is shamelessly ignored by the corporate media as well as by much of the blogosphere. While some would express outrage for young victims of the horrible atrocities very few emphasizes appalling practice of involving or enticing children into culture of guns and fighting and murder as a way of solving the people’s problems through so-called patriotic or religious self-education.

Bogdana wants nothing to do with the war, she wants no glory for dead heroes, no celebrations of fantastic victories, no more funerals. Like all the children in the world, she just wants her Dad to come home.

(08/18/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: JE SUIS SARTANA?

After many months of quite uneventful summer, happily ignoring continuous blood shed in Donbas with dozens and dozens of civilians dead and wounded, the Kiev oligarch run media, finely was struck by horror and disbelieve: suburb of Sartana located just north east of Mariupol, under Kiev control, has been shelled by “terrorists” as Kiev news media proclaimed within minutes of the event, reporting four civilians killed including one 10 y.o. child and about 25 houses destroyed or damaged. More senseless deaths and destruction, a testimony to the futility and absurd of the war.

As soon as the news broke, big questions arose when local residents told news reporter that the shells were coming from direction of city of Mariupol, under Kiev control, rather than as it was suggested to them from direction of deployed Donbas Militia. The residents were showing TV crews that shells hit exclusively south or southwest walls of their homes and none from the eastern direction where DPR Militia located several miles away. Moreover, as OSCE certified Militia does not have large caliber weapons capable to reach the Sartana suburb at all and did not immediately lay a blame on militia but rather referred judgment until results of investigation are known.

Whoever committed this particular war crime must be punish so those, servants of CIA and Kiev fascist regime, who are committing war crimes daily by shelling civilian houses and apartment buildings in  Gorlovka, Donetsk, Pervomaysk, Krasnyi Partizan, Duchathsevaysk, Slavanoserbsk, Telmanovo or Stanitza Luganska and many other locations throughout the Donbas, with no outcry of Ukrainian and world media.

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For those who know Russian here is a clip of residents of Sartana suburb expressing their horror, frustration and helplessness,  they just want the war to end .

(08/17/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: DO WHAT I SAY AND NOT WHAT I DO.

The MSM on the payroll of Washington neocons is awfully shy about the fact that civilized, US friendly government of Ukraine will put any US citizen (or EU) for two years in prison for merely visiting , as a tourist, a historic place of Yalta where Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin divided the world. It is only because Yalta is located in Crimea. On the other hand, tens of thousands of  fellow Ukrainian citizen, unswayed by, as Kiev media wants them to believe, “real” possibility of being eaten alive by  the Moscovite barbarians, are flocking to Yalta in search for the sun and to forget for awhile the economic calamity they are facing at home. If this is not a vote for peace that nothing is.

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Caption: Thousands of Ukrainians crossing a Ukrainian/Russian border check point en route to Crimea, Russia for the sun and R&R on the beach, enjoying visa-free travel and friendly local people.

(08/16/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: SHELLING OF DONETSK CONTINUES WHILE OSCE OBSERVERS ARE PARTYING.

Remaining residents of Donetsk can set their watches by Ukrainian shelling schedule while OSCE keep their eyes wide shut and war continues in the Beirut circa 1975 fashion while MSM sleeps.

While OSCE reports no prohibited weapons on Ukrainian military side of frontline the chief of security council of Ukraine, A. Turtshinov  is shown on interesting pictures while visiting just few days ago the village of Avdeevka located few miles from the frontline.

The caption: there are clearly visible as indicated on the left two prohibited nuclear capable old Soviet Pion guns (range up to 50 km ) and on the right 6 long range KAZOV units what Turtshinov and his entourage is passing by.

UPDATE:  And here how those prohibited weapons are used to shell the positions of Donbass militia in violation of the Minsk 2.0 agreement jusr few days later while OSCE observers are recovering from all night party.

The local residents terrorized by the Kiev regime military shelling of their homes and schools for months now brought the sauerkraut juice to alleviate suffering of the OSCE night club drunkards. The western European drunkards did not reciprocated this Donetsk people’s gesture of humanity as of yet.

(08/14/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: SHELLING OF DONETSK AND GORLOVKA CONTINUES FOR LAST SEVERAL DAYS WITH INCREASED INTENSITY.

Talking about military wit. Ukrainian army showed uncanny cleverness by switching tactics and shelling Donetsk only after 6 pm when OSCE offices are closed and military observers are indulging themselves in however scarce and cheap nightlife and clubbing in Donetsk “safe” areas.  With all that loud techno music they are unable to hear the sounds of Ukrainian military war crimes committed while they dance. And probably this is exactly the point why they are there in the first place.

08/14/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: CURIOUS CASE OF MAJOR STARKOV.

The first and foremost question you should ask yourself is why you have never heard about major Starkov?

After over a year of  exhausting hunt for up to two hundred thousands invisible Russian army invaders of Ukraine, which despite sporadic personal encounters of third kind, perhaps  involving some anal probing of Ukrainian president Poroshenko as well as intimate rendezvous of chief of NATO with green little Russian speaking creatures, remained as illusive as ever. The entire effort came down to almost nothing until now.

Only just recently they found a Russian in eastern Ukraine, somebody named Major Vladimir Starkov who was allegedly detained by SBU (Ukrainian Security) about three weeks ago somewhere in conflict area.

So why MSM dead silence about finally obtaining the proof of Russian involvement .

So why only the lonely Euronews in Russian channel published some vague account of  Starkov affair and did not even bother to show in English version of the channel for US audience starving for any conspiracy theory, dear leaders feed them. Nothing. Very curious, don’t you think?

Now let’s examine closely the curious case of major V. Starkov. as presented by Euronews that based their report entirely on unverified claims of SBU.

  1. The identity of the detainee (Starkov or whatever his name) has not been verified by Ukrainians who did not even disclose important part of the name, so-called “otshestvo” or a form of father’s name, a kind of middle name very important for identification of an ethnic Russian. They did not even ask Russian embassy in Kiev for consular support and help in identification and instead made a query directly to Russian Defense Ministry that routinely would refuse to provide such information referring all those issues to proper diplomatic channels of  Ministry of Foreign Affairs as an appropriate institution to dealing with such situations as it was done before when some Russian border patrol crossed few miles into eastern Ukraine last year or when thousands of Ukrainian soldiers fleeing from militia’s assault crossed illegally into Russia last summer.
  2. There are many discrepancies in the story for example:  SBU flashed in front of our eyes  alleged Russian passport and driving, license of  Starkov issued surprisingly by Soviet Union???? so indicating that Starkov was born in 1979 and got his driver license at the age of 12??? I won’t even mention that soldiers of Russian regular army (or any army soldiers) have no passports but military IDs within the operational area, with the name of the unit and an evidenciary number, important identification documents not shown or mentioned in Euronews story at all.
  3. While SBU claims they detained a major of Russian Army there is no proof of that but what is clearly seen from documents disclosed is that his job was a truck driver hired by Donbas militia to transport, among other things, supplies and weapons to specific militia’s check points.
  4. All weapons in the Ukrainian conflict are Russian designed and have on them Cyrillic lettering but they could have been produced anywhere under license including in Ukraine and most of them are produced there, since Ukrainian own army equipment is of Russian design including shown KAMAZ truck, with curiously image-blurred license plates precluding its positive identification, allegedly driven by Starkov.
  5. The SBU claims that he accidentally lost direction and orientation and crossed into Ukrainian military side. And here is a problem. The Russian army is equipped with GPS devices that are being tracked by the command (no GPS equipment found), while militias fighting on their own territory know area very well and always provide mandatory escorts to any visitor or  transports to the frontlines since they are fluid, changing daily. One way or another making mistake in such a tense military situation is unlikely unless Starkov was caught in ambush by special Ukrainian military units fighting within rebel held area.
  6. The video clearly show Starkov in distress with blind stare, avoiding eye contact, clear signs of abuse and/or torture, very similar to US and UK military pilots publicly testifying about american imperialism in 1991 blaming president  Bush 42 and confessing that it was wrong to bomb women and children of Iraq, all under duress and threats of immediate death from Saddam Hussein security apparatus. Also  Euronews clip showing Starkov during earlier interrogation with his eyes image-blurred, clear proof of torturers trying to cover up their abuse, deprivation and beatings of a detainee head and eyes area.
  7. And another curiosity at the end. If Starkov was active uniformed officer of regular Russian army unit operating under Russian theater command he would not go under jurisdiction of SBU and not be threatened with terrorism charges in court, but he would be under military police command and declared POW. Why not?

This all story has more holes than Swiss cheese and provide additional evidences of crimes that Kiev regime commits under guise of anti-terrorist operation ATO. The numerous evidences of  abuse and torture are very well documented in video clips on YT or elsewhere and testimonies of those rebels and Ukrainian army soldiers, so-called deserters detained by SBU but you be the judge.

Below there are links to Euronews page in Russian and video (you may google translate it)

http://m.euronews.com/ru/311658/

and another YT clip of Starkov (in Russian) pleading with the interrogator that he is not a terrorist but just doing his job as a driver.

As I mentioned many times on this blog there are total of about 2000 of foreign mercenaries from the west and volunteers from Russia and other countries still in the war theater but their numbers and importance is diminishing under pressure from Russia  and the West. Except of 2000 of US and UK military personnel that openly train Ukrainian National Guard in western Ukraine there are no foreign soldiers on the Ukrainian soil. But there are plenty of ethnic Russians or their descendants often with dual passports that constitute about 45% of total population of Ukraine. So finding a Russian in  Ukraine is like finding a drunk in the night club, a sure bet.

Very concise background about what this dangerous geopolitical standoff over Ukraine is all about in historical context as well as who are the Ukrainians  I found at:

https://contrarianopinion.wordpress.com/2015/01/18/ukraine-no-country-for-no-man/

So call you PM or congressman and tell them Russians are coming, or at least that one beat up and confused driver came. Another absurd of the war.

(08/13/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: FASCIST BATTALION AZOV SEEKS NEW RECRUITS.

After suffering severe losses in ongoing war in Donbas, private battalion AZOV, “famous” for committing war crimes in Eastern Ukraine according to OSCE and explicitly excluded from US government military support by the act of US congress, fell onto hard times. That forced them to look for new recruits. Following Nazi ideology and their Hitler Youth organization  leadership of AZOV resorted to training children in secret camp somewhere in western Ukraine in very patriotic profession of cannon fodder according to Daily Mail.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3195711/Now-CHILDREN-taking-arms-Shocking-pictures-inside-Ukraine-s-neo-Nazi-military-camp-recruits-young-six-learn-fire-weapons-s-ceasefire.html

Does Kiev regime share western, US and EU values by allowing this?

Will  civilized western governments allow those children to end up like their brothers and sisters below?

(08/11/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: FUNERAL FOR MORE UKRAINIAN MILITARY CASUALTIES OF WAR.

Another delayed funeral of group of 57 Ukrainian military soldiers abandoned on battle fields of  Illovaisk and Saur-Mogila and only after almost a year exhumed and transported to Kiev controlled area and buried in brand new military graveyard. Another picture of absurd of the war, an absurd of senseless death of  fellow citizen of Ukraine on both sides forced or manipulated to fight proxy war for Ukrainian oligarchs and their Washington D.C. masters.

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In this tragic context it is important to mention that another wave of military draft in Ukraine is going on as we speak , third or forth now, I lost count, so far with less than 50% of success since Ukrainian families sick and tired of this war and tens of thousands young soldiers dead, sent their sons nowhere else but to Russia, supposed aggressor, to save their lives. I wonder why? Do you?

The Ukrainian military is so desperate that they even call for duty people from beyond their graves such as was the case of Andrei Yurkevitch of Ternopol in western Ukraine,  KIA in Donbass on September 5, 2014 when his family have recently received a draft notice for their dead son adding to their pain of senseless loss of a young life.

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(08/10/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: TENSIONS ALONG BORDER WITH EU.

As we previously reported ((08/03/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: RIGHT SECTOR IN LVIV.) the Right Sector fascist militia took over some functions of Ukraine customs and border control in East Galicia.

As a response, on EU side of the border, (in Poland’s West Galicia) in reciprocal move Polish Peoples Militia (PPM) has been formed, aimed to provide enhanced security against possible Right Sector and/or other fascist military formations’ infiltration of the Polish territory after repeated threats against Polish residents of the border area and Polish/Ukrainian anti- Kiev activists living in Poland.

As far as I could assert PPM is not affiliated with the Government of Poland that maintains quite friendly posture toward Kiev regime and conveniently ignores collapse of the law and order just over the border in Ukraine. There is ongoing, simmering border dispute between Poland and Ukraine as some political factions in Kiev openly demand that Poland secede selected areas of the internationally recognized territory of Poland (West Galicia and West Volhynia) claiming that it is the land of ethnic Ukrainians.

Such claims have been flatly rejected by Polish Government.

Armed Polish militiamen defending their country against the fascist gangs. In the background border post of Poland and Ukraine.

(08/09/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: DEVASTATION OF WAR AT DONETSK AIRPORT.

In 2012 extensive works have been completed to build new terminal at Donetsk International Airport to welcome soccer fans from all over the Europe to European Soccer Championships hosted by Ukraine and Poland.

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Below you can see what’s left from it after 4 months of siege by DPR militia of Ukrainian military held up in the huge nuclear underground bunker at the airport that finally was taken over late last year. Still the area is on the front line with fire exchanges almost every day rendering impossible to commence any rebuilding efforts so far. The absurd of war can rarely be illustrated better than in those picture.

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(08/06/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: FINALLY WE HAVE PHOTOGRAPHIC PROOF OF RUSSIA SUPPLYING HARDWARE TO DONBAS REBELS!

Yes, finally after over a year of US, EU, NATO accusations of Russian involvement in Eastern Ukraine without providing any shred of evidence, now we have unquestionable PROOF. Heavy hardware is being shipped to Donbass without any Western government permission, in secrecy as rebels building their aggressive power to take over the world.

Russian government gifted DPR over 200 new agriculture combines, harvester  machinery and other equipment just in time before this year harvest to prevent food shortages after Kiev imposed illegal economic blockade of Donbass.

UPDATE: And here  we have more hardware secretly supplied this time to LPR government. I hear silence. Where are all those Washington war mongers when you need them? Protest!

In the YT clip a”terrorist” in white shirt tells a journalist how to collect harvest against Kiev regime using brand new Russian hardware.

I always knew the this war will be won using  prohibited Russian “wunderwaffe”. I saw it on presidential TV, it must be true; Poroshenko News Network Channel 5.

UPDATE: As reported on 08/17/2015 during the last days of harvest organized and supported by  DPR government and donations of agricultural equipment from Russia, a combine working fields around city of Novoazovsk located at the Azov sea coast ran over a mine and was destroyed. No word of any injury to an operator as of yet. Investigation is pending although it could likely be a militia’s set mine in unmarked area that exploded next to the fields but there is no proof of involvement of any side at this point.

The land mines, however were deployed mostly by Ukrainian military, violating Ukrainian international treaties, during last year battles with Donbass militia and in 2015 prevented harvesting from over 56% of agrarian soil in Donbass area and destroyed agricultural infrastructure causing 10% drop in crop yields leaving probability of basic food shortages in the DPR and LPR this coming winter very high if Kiev regime continues its illegal blockade of food and other basic goods and materials needed for sustenance of Donbass population.

The confirmation of Kiev regime illegal mine deployment in numerous areas of Donbas was recently provided by former Ukrainian ranking officer, commander of Army Corps of Engineers of the National Guard Vadim Yatsulyak who refused to break international treaties and was expelled from Ukrainian national Guard and fled to Russia as reported by RT.

http://www.rt.com/news/313086-ukraine-personnel-mines-donbass/

After already over thirty humanitarian convoys that Russia donated to the Donbas republics, after such a poor harvest, it is almost guaranteed continuation of those humanitarianism efforts by Russian government and hundred of thousands private Russian citizen that are continuously collecting money and food in support of their friends and families under siege in Eastern Ukraine.

(08/06/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: DONETSK WOMEN PROTEST OSCE BELLIGERENCY.

Yesterday, Donetsk women protested at the headquarter of OSCE (The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) in charge of monitoring of Minsk 2.0 cease fire agreement between Ukraine and Donbass militia. The women protested against OSCE belligerence, failure to uphold their mandate and duty as well as dismissive attitude to their pleas for investigation of ongoing shelling of the city by Ukrainian army. OSCE practically reneged on its mandate to monitor and intervene in the efforts of all sides of conflict to violate the agreement.

OSCE turned out to be just a propaganda outlet for the West engaging in appalling cover up of the crimes of Kiev fascist regime against civilian even after already two of their own OSCE official were killed and several wounded by Ukrainian military shelling over last several months. It is a disgusting spectacle to watch when OSCE refuses to investigate shelling of Donetsk because it is too “dangerous to officials to go to shelled areas” while denying the fact of shelling itself, claiming without any investigation  responsible party as unknown.

Caption: One of the protesters shows poster saying ” People dying because of you” and pictures of recent damage in different areas of Donbass. The fake blood spilled on the street in front of OSCE offices in Donetsk.

A SUV vandalized during another protest just few weeks ago against OSCE inept operations in Donbass allowing for bloodshed to continue:

The SUV was “vandalized” by protesters by writing on the window that they want PEACE in Donbas.

UPDATE: Two days after the above demonstration against OSCE belligerence in dealing with violations of cease fire “unknown perpetrators” set on fire three OSCE vehicles located in the parking lot just in front of OSCE building in Donetsk.

UPDATE: Also over the weekend there was small demonstration of residents of Lugansk (LPR) protesting against OSCE in solidarity with people of Donetsk.

(08/03/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: FOR CHRIST SAKE, STOP THIS WAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Small child is so scared of relentless shelling by Ukrainian fascists in the Donetsk  coal mine area that is afraid to leave bomb shelter to play outside.

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(08/03/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: RIGHT SECTOR IN LVIV.

Right Sector took over police functions and several western Ukrainian cities including Lviv , Galicia as well as custom duties on the border with EU by setting up road check points collecting import/export duties.

Ukraine’s been de facto divided into districts run by local oligarchs supported by those “famous”  fascist battalions with their tanks, APCs and anti-aircraft missiles including stinger missiles as  they overthrew legitimate local governments after Maidan.

Right Sector fighters in Lviv.

and here another democracy loving group and Ukrainians from CUN (Congress of Ukrainian Nationalists) leading march of veterans of UPA (Ukrainian Insurgent Army created in 1942):

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If you think that these are just few freaks, see below, former wife of Ukrainian President V. Jushchenko participate in peaceful meeting discussing European aspiration of Ukrainian people.

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and below the same discussions conducted in 1941 in Lviv.

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(07/31/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: ANOTHER FAKE SHOWDOWN AT UNSC IN THE WAKE OF MH17 TRAGEDY.

It is regrettable that political theater that was played out yesterday in UNSC in NY about temporary UN war crime tribunal to try so far unknown perpetrators of MH17 tragedy served one purpose and one purpose alone to reignite viscous anti-Russian propaganda to justify additional toothless sanctions against RF, and to pretend the tough stand of Obama administration just to help democrats to gain neocon votes in 2016 presidential campaign and continue illusion of dwindling American imperial powers.

Hypocrisy have reached zenith when US criticized RF for vetoing the resolution virtually identical to resolution  about war crime tribunal against Israel which has been vetoes numerous times by the US in the past. The US is not even a member of permanent International Court of Justice in the Hague and does not submit to its jurisdiction. Why would anyone submit to ICJ or any other tribunal when US would not. So why US is scared of tribunals? Just may be because US committed war crimes and wanted to cover them up e.g. Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen etc.. All legal papers are ready to indict the US but so far there is no court wanting to risk intimidation or murder from hand of justice-loving American government.

Additionally there have never been any war tribunal related to  terrorist acts of shooting down of airliners. Where is tribunal for Pan AM Boeing  downed at Lockerbie, Scotland, Iranian Airbus downed by US ship, USS Vincennes, in Persian gulf in 1988,  or Russian airliner downed  by Ukrainian Buk missile in 2001, or soviet downing of Korean airliner in 1983, even Reagan did not call for war tribunal even when it was clear who did it, recognizing that those events are only subject to appropriate international aviation regulation and criminal investigation in the country of occurrence.  First perpetrators have to be established without reasonable doubt and then they should be dealt with according to international aviation law. It’s only sad that this charade is to detriment of victims’ families awaiting any kind of resolution and closure.

And one more thing. Where is war crime tribunal for yesterday’s civilian victims of shelling of another Donbass city by Ukrainian fascists? There is only dead silence.(see below)

(07/31/2015-08/01/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: ANOTHER SHELLING  OF CIVILIAN AREA BY UKRAINIAN MILITARY.

Another assault on civilian areas in Donbass  this time in the city of Gorlovka north of Donetsk where Ukrainian military committed another war crime by killing a woman and critically wounding small child [update: a boy died in hospital on 08/04/2015 from his wounds] and a man who survived only because he just left the room moments before. Clip is in Russian but again no need to translate shock and horror of victims. WARNING: EXTREMELY GRAPHIC 18+;

UPDATE: The representative of DPR defense department and its spokesman Eduard Basurin visited areas recently shelled by Ukrainian military in the city Gorlovka where and when the above woman was killed and listened to pleading of local women to protect them and their families and to use militia to suppress fire from Kiev regime military positions. Clip in Russian but no need to translate emotional state of people’s minds  terrorized daily for over a year now.

UPDATE: And here is a response of DPR militia to the above attack on civilians. The positions of Ukrainian military identified as responsible for the deaths of and destruction in Gorlovka on 07/31/2015 has been neutralized a day later by militia mortar fire to suppress further shelling of civilians. A militia drone was witnessing all that operation and provided data to assess its results.

The only question is for how long, and how many times Minsk II cease fire agreement will be violated?
This example  gruesomely illustrates absurd of  war and its death spiral into escalation of pure insanity that corrupts our sense of morality and justice.The only thing we may say or do about any war is to stop it immediately, because to stop the war means to stop madness of  human heart and mind.

(07/31/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: Geopolitics of Ukrainian “Winter Revolution” 2014 Part 2: The Role of Russia;

The shameful role played by US and most of EU countries especially central European countries in instigation of deadly conflict in Ukraine has been very well documented in western independent news outlets as well in Russian and Asian news media, therefore I will not be focusing on this aspect of the situation but rather on role of Russian government that has been subject to horrendous western propaganda of distortions devoid of basic facts, merits or rational judgments.

The West wants to put the questions of Russian role in Ukrainian crisis as fake binary morality play of hero or villain, and by that reducing important debate to kindergarten level, devoid of any merit. As always things in real life are much more complex and require political sophistication that turned out to be lacking in the west much more than in the east.

First of all Ukraine is in perpetual crisis since 1993 and never recovered from disorderly collapse of Soviet Union that left mountains of old political, economic and social issues unsettled, dangerous situation for brand new unstable and artificial state in search for its identity and legitimacy. A concise background on Ukraine can be found at:

https://contrarianopinion.wordpress.com/2015/01/18/ukraine-no-country-for-no-man/

Unfortunately, Russia, by supporting some Ukrainian oligarchs and their theft of Ukrainian national treasury, notoriety funded by western banking accomplices to a crime, somewhat contributed to misery of Ukrainian people. The Russian inability to form more politically savvy alliance with Ukraine during Yeltsin years, helped to breed social and economic instability, catastrophic collapse of high standard of living achieved under Soviet Union and hence facilitated rebirth of fascism and political extremism, ironically mostly anti-Russian in nature, which is responsible for the collapse of the nation torn apart by their own oligarchs on Washington/EU and/or Moscow payroll.

Russia has obvious interest in Ukraine namely her staying away from NATO with possible neutral status such as was arrangement with fascist Finland after WWII and this is what defines Russia’s national strategic policies regarding Ukraine. Additionally continuation of  cooperation in procurement of military equipment in many join ventures was also of some importance before and much less now.

The economic interests of Russia in Ukraine are much more modest and are limited to Ukrainian brain drainage into Russian industry and academia as well as cheap agriculture labor and products, an economic relations not dissimilar to that of Mexico and US.

In contrast, Ukraine interests in economic cooperation with Russia are vital to country’s very survival.

Only in this context one could try to understand policies and action of Russian government in relation to new western inspired Ukrainian crisis.

So what did Russia actually do as a response to Kiev coup d’état and pro-western pro-NATO fascist leaning factions officially taking power in Kiev?

First, Russia assured her national strategic interests including securing navy ports for her Black sea fleet headquarters, surface ships and submarines as well as air force bases and strategic anti-ballistic missile and surveillance installations in Crimea. Russia initially considered new Kiev government as illegitimate product of coup d’état, and hence viewed her precious military base lease agreements potentially under the threat.

Moreover, there was a threat of illegal fascist paramilitary units, mainly from Right Sector and private battalions, moving into 89% ethnic Russian Crimea, and likely to cause violence, mayhem and disruption of law and order, capabilities fascist paramilitary have shown already in eastern Ukraine.

In such circumstances Russia became more receptive and supportive of already autonomous ethnic Russian Crimean push for independence from Ukraine but from the beginning ruled out direct involvement of Russian troops stationed in Crimea as well from troops from mainland.

Hence, ethnic Russian civilians, mostly former veterans of Soviet Union or ethnic Russian conscripts of Ukrainian army took path of negotiating peaceful surrender of Ukrainian bases to new independent government of Crimea. It was mostly successful because many of soldiers were ethnic Russian reluctant to spill blood of their own kin. The taken over military bases in Crimea were major source of uniforms and weapons for the new Crimean militia and not Russian supplies.

Also Tatar minority that was initially split with allegiance between Russia and Ukraine was quickly swayed by Putin politically smart new policy of granting them rights of return to their ancestral land after expulsion for supporting anti Bolshevik forces 1917-1922 and collaboration with German Nazi State during WWII. A humanitarian move of supposedly evil empire, which “civilized” Israel continuously denies to Palestinians, forcefully expelled from their land in 1948 for allegedly conspiring with state enemies.

Russia, by taking over in Crimea saved thousands of lives that would have been lost or shattered and ultimately avoided devastation to the economy, which is even now being illegally strangled by Kiev regime economic blockade by impertinently shutting down water and electricity, to hospitals and pensioners homes, devastating tourist industry by imposing criminal penalty for westerners to travel to Crimea as well as western businesses doing business there. Since then number of Russian military personnel in Crimea rose only a little and only one Russian military invasion that was ever accomplished was a to ferry a column of hundreds military electrical power generators in support of Crimea people, but only few western media were there to witness it.

Secondly, as a response of nationwide mobilization of Ukrainian army and its unscheduled and unannounced movement to the east, to suppress Donbas militia, Russian military engaged standard procedures of military readiness and deployment of troops from bases into the field (within RF) to disperse forces as a preprogrammed military tactic and to secure borders being approached by Ukrainian army that numerous times shelled territory of Russian federation in pursuit Donbass militia, drawing not even measured military response from Putin, while several border service officers, Russian civilians and Donbass refugees were killed or wounded.

Western media lied or impudently blamed militia for open Ukrainian aggression against Russia that would have justified Russian “American style” pre-emptive military invasion that never actually happened.

All those Russian military movements including those incorporated within previously scheduled training exercises where propagandized in the western MSM as invasion hysteria, while no invasion preparations or attempt was ever made while there were many humanitarian reasons to do so.

An authorization of use of force beyond the Russian Federation borders that president Putin obtained from Duma (Russian parliament) was not aimed to take over territory but rather to protect Russian bases and their supply lines in Crimea. Again, it was routine political procedure in times of political instability in the region. Although, it has been used as political warning against brutal suppression of ethnic Russians in the eastern Ukraine. How effective it was we only learned after it was rescinded, inadvertently giving green light to most vicious atrocities by Kiev regime in Donbass to follow.

What spurred wider Russian military movements however, was unprovoked, since there were no movements of Russian military near NATO borders, deployment of NATO air force, followed by US army assets closer to Russian border which instigated Russian’s reaction and needless spiral of escalation of the tensions ensued.

Thirdly, to disappointment and dismay of millions of Ethnic Russians in Ukraine, Russian government did not declare new Ukrainian government as illegal, and limit itself instead to vague declaration of humanitarian need for cessation of violence and expressed support for democratic process in Ukraine, while having Yanukovitch, rightful president on her soil capable to declared state of war in Ukraine and ask Russia to help to restore constitutional order, as Ukrainian constitution required him to do.

See: (07/27/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: Geopolitics of Ukrainian “Winter Revolution” 2014 Part 1: Fascist Putsch or CIA black Op? for details.

Putin rejected such scenarios, and open low-level government contacts including military contacts with pro-western fascist Regime in Kiev, apparently in a bid to calm down tensions, all while Russian embassy in Kiev was attacked by mob and partially burned with no police protection, violating Vienna convention. Russian airlines pilots were collectively harassed locked in cockpit since they were not allowed to enter Ukraine territory, so were countless Russian journalists and employees of Ukrainian companies and ordinary citizen visiting families were denied entry on a whim all that was met with silence from the west.

Russia introduced no retaliatory measures as a response of clear violation of international agreements. On the top of that there was all out assault on Russian speaking (not necessary owned by Russia) publications and radio/TV media in Ukraine accused of collaborating with enemy that was not even officially declared, as there was no state of national emergency imposed.

Publishers were threatened with death if they did not resign and close the publication. Russian language books were burned, by fascist groups in infamous tradition of Nazi Germany. Russian language movie and music stars, Ukrainian citizen, were condemned; their concerts and movies were disrupted or removed from distribution. Rampant censorship, harassment or murder of Ukrainian journalists was condoned by Kiev regime that called on citizen to denounce anyone who criticizes the government. Many Russian citizens living permanently in Ukraine were forced into “exile” back to Russia for safety reasons. All the frightening developments are occurring as we speak with no acknowledgement or condemnation from freedom loving western media elites.

But Putin attempt of balanced approach and dead serious attitude of preventing WWIII by NATO psychotics did not work but rather embolden fascist paramilitary groups to commence even more vicious reign of terror against ethnic Russian living in Ukraine.

Hundreds of trains, buses and cars traveling to/from east and south of Ukraine were stopped by armed Nazi paramilitary, the passengers of Russian ethnicity were dragged out, beaten, robbed, tortured via mocked executions, stripped and humiliated and several killed in classic ethnic cleansing rampage, news of such terrorist acts widely disseminated in Russia never made to western media although all the video clips were available on YT and social media. Even at that time many Russian commentators called Putin appeasement to Ukrainian fascist, a disaster that would backfire, and it did in Odessa just few weeks later.

While Putin was consulting with the West that already declared him a pariah, and was referring to those talks as meetings with western partners, important for political stability of Europe, Nazi paramilitary groups committed open mass murder of over 50 Ethnic Russians seeking shelter in trade union building in Odessa while protesting coup d’état. In the Nazi tradition of UPA and OUN, victims have been burned alive after they were herded into the building and then set on fire.

Many of those who jumped from the windows of burning building and suffered critical injuries were executed on the ground, knifed or shot while crowd of Ukrainian fascist cheered and encouraged people to jump. Even if fire station was located half a mile from the burning building, fire trucks arrived after over one hour since first notified, a proof of complicity of city authorities in this crime. After fire was put out fascist groups were going from room to room and executed remaining injured including pregnant woman as well desecrated dead bodies, atrocities very well documented by their perpetrators on the video similarly to nazi filming their crimes during WWII.

Those who survived were beaten, shouted at, cursed and otherwise intimidated by death threats and often medical assistance for their critical injuries was denied or delayed to augment their suffering. Almost all injured, victims unable to move, were arrested by local police on the spot and put in jail instead of hospital, suffering excruciating burn pains for hours or days while lingering in the jail before being released to hospital.

Despite assurances to western media that investigation will be thorough and impartial, after a year, no suspects have been arrested and investigation is in dead-end even though there are hundreds of close range videos posted on social media as well as complete video documentation taken from adjacent buildings covering over six hours before and after murder and fire.

Odessa tragedy was a barbaric act of one human being against another human being, who left humanity behind and descended into dark abyss of animalism, as one could see clearly in those smiling faces of evil, taking selfies with their tortured victims. On that day ugly head of fascism growing inside the body of Ukrainian society for decades, and fed and nurtured by western elites, was in the open for everybody to see.

Western MSM kept their eyes wide shut proving their Orwelian duty to protect brutal, totalitarian Anglo-American and European aristocratic regimes and their ‘friends”, all other priorities, as truth and freedom of press, rescinded to rough will of world oligarchs. MSM response to mass murder in Odessa, that could not have been otherwise ignored, was proliferation of shameful lies and sewage style propaganda of whitewashing perpetrators and blaming victims, all familiar approach to race relations in US. Fortunately, Russian and Asian media reported the truth about ugliness of raising fascism in Ukraine.

The most of fascist atrocities in Donbass began when Russian military withdrew from the borders to army to barracks under western verbal “pressure” and baseless MSM hysteria of Russian invasion. Just a threat of Russian invasion, if left on the table by Putin, alone would likely be enough to save thousands of lives on both sides since Ukrainian army would have to be redeployed all over the long borders and mostly in Kiev leaving almost nobody to murder their own citizen in Donbas conflict area.

Whole thing would have been over by now with political settlement of autonomy or federalization. I will not mention here unexplainable fact that throughout worse fighting in Donbass, Russia supplied Ukraine with natural gas without being paid, with no effort to leverage it with cessation of Kiev hostilities. It hardly can be called a support for “separatists”.

Also against western delusions Russia did not provide, sometimes life saving military equipment, except perhaps few anti-aircraft, and guided anti-tank weapons bought by Russian private organizations supporting Donbas insurgents. Russian military may have provided some intelligence and sent or allowed to cross into Donbass, trainers, instructors as volunteers (like US in western Ukraine) to train young insurgents, but I have found to direct proof to support such a claims.

Russia government also actively discouraged Russian citizen who volunteered to join insurgents from doing so, treating it as unlawful, while refrained from prosecute them. What’s interesting is that most of the material and financial support for Donbass militia came from opposition leaders rather than from pro-Putin political camp in Russia seen as too moderate.

The best example of so-called “help” for insurgents was the pressure that Putin imposed on Chechen pro-Russian Leader R. Kadyrov to withdraw small detachments combat savvy of former Chechen volunteer fighters that joined Donbas militia and were instrumental in defeating early Ukrainian army advances in spring 2014.

The 90% of Donbass military fighter’s equipment came from surrendered/abandoned or taken over Ukrainian military bases in Donbas territory as well as those abandoned during the fighting and numerous caldron operations. Most of them have been repaired and conditioned for combat in one of numerous metal works in Donbas. What’s interesting is that even 10 months ago the tank battalions of Donbas army were manned with grandpas in their fifties, Ukrainian veterans of Afghanistan war fighting in T64 tanks they remember from youth, now we see mostly T72 with much younger freshly trained cadres.

Even now, when Kiev regime illegally, violating its own constitution, imposed complete economic blockade over Donbass area in a bid to starve the population, Russia is not using its economic leverage such as ability to push for Ukraine default for $30 billions of non-performing debt. It is understandable that Putin balanced policies do not need to be hostile to Kiev regime but also do not need to be “very friendly” and giving away money for nothing but unabridged hatred to Russian government and Russian people.

Is Russian policy in this conflict akin to Gazprom consumer relation campaign, overriding murder and mayhem perpetrated by Kiev regime?

I must say that in face of fascist atrocities, Russian government and most of all Russian people’s humanitarian support for their families (yes families) in Donbas is commendable and proved, often questioned by the West fact, that Russian nation organized highly civilized European state and society in contrast to barbarian western elites devoid of humanity as it was clearly demonstrated in the events of last year. The Russian government politics is unwavering and tough, but most of all realistic based on fact and not on propaganda hyperbole of exceptionalism that justifies anything by noble causes.

It is clear that Russia did not instigate, or significantly supported or pushed ethnic Russians into conflict with Kiev regime after coup d’état.

Russia numerous times rejected pleadings of Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) to join Russian Federation and by that rejected any notion of separatism of Donbass despite overwhelming support for it among Donbas population as well as Russian public at large.

It was exactly opposite. President Putin all the time was trying to restrain military and political activities of Donbas DPR/LPR authorities, militia and partisans, forcing them time and time again into almost impossible political accommodations with ideologically aroused, nearly psychotic, US/EU backed Ukrainian fascist regime set on annihilation of ethnic Russians in entire Ukraine proper, even in July 2014 when militia defense lines were about to completely collapse under Ukrainian military assault.

Even then except for critical humanitarian aid to starving Donbas residents, Putin did not give any open material or even psychological support for new fragile people s republics of Donbass restricting himself to allowing freely distributed, truthful media reports to reach Russian and world audience paid with blood of many journalists.

The forced upon LPR/DPR militia, Minsk I agreement of contact group was prime example of Russian diplomatic interference to stop huge advances of militia in the south and north-west of Donbass practically destroying sixty thousand strong Ukrainian army operational capabilities in the war zone, and practically leaving road wide open to Kiev.

Instead Russia supported OSCE insistence on complete withdrawal of militia up to 25 miles east from positions they gained during late August 2014 offensive. A move clearly against interest of Donbass rebels at that time whose goal was to liberate entire Donetsk and Lugansk provinces, as it was ordered by local governments in Donbass and to establish full political autonomy of those provinces from Kiev regime.

This was clear Russian appeasement to the west that ultimately brought nothing but more misery and more deaths to the region and finally necessity of Minsk II almost identical agreement to Minsk I and as much violated by Ukrainian regime provocative actions that drew only weak criticism from Russian side and silence in the western media, UN and OSCE for months.

Questions arise, why self-declared Donbass republics were never recognized and defended by Russia as it was in Abkhazia and North Ossetia.

The pragmatic answer is that Russian oligarch interests in the west, including Putin’s own interests were threatened but not by those phony western sanctions which are just propaganda ploy and actually helped to pursuit certain economic policies not feasible without sanctions, but rather their asset holdings intertwined into global financial system.

Putin’s accommodative language, despite being vilified by the west is very telling. It was not just polite, stately response since to insult him and his office was to insult Russian state and Russian nation and that was political taboo, but rather a plea to return to familiar and profitable pre-conflict arrangements with the west, even if he aggressive pursuit economic and military relations with China and Turkey to hedge his position.

This leverage that the West has over Russian oligarchs relying on western financial system to launder their money extorted from Russian people is partially responsible for bloody solution that have been forced upon on both sides of Ukrainian conflict which could have been over in days if there was a will of Russian elites to break up with the West and to stop bloodshed. Neither Russian nor Chinese ruling elites are ready to do so yet.

So what was a role of Russian government in Ukrainian crisis?

Mainly to protect their own vital national and economic interests and to balanced relations with the West as any country would do but that’s not all. Putin made enormous but not always successful effort to moderate emotions and feelings of his own people outraged by rebirth and aggression of fascism against their brothers and sisters in Ukraine, the same fascism that their grandfathers fought against and died during WWII.

Russia made enormous effort to protect innocent victims of war in Donbas and violence elsewhere in Ukraine against women and children once they were on her soil, providing shelter and governmental programs for resettlement, political asylum or family reunification of those escaping war zone, as required by international law.
Russia made significant efforts and pleas on every international forum and in bilateral relation with US, EU and Kiev regime for ceasefire, halt military hostilities, against all odds promoting tirelessly peaceful settlement and federalization of Ukraine as a sensible solution to the conflict as UN charter requires of peaceful coexistence among nations.

All those efforts however, were met with vicious western propaganda of condemnation of Russia’s lawful and legitimate actions, financial terrorism such as unsuccessful attack on Russian currency, toothless economic sanctions that failed to isolate Russia from global trade, and intense, surreal ostracism in the international forum, such as unjustified expulsion/suspension from Council of Europe, often expressed as insane Orwellian rants about freedom and democracy from those in the West who know none.

The fact is that corrupted, morally bankrupt Western elites infected with neo-conservative/neo-liberal virus of the corporatist fascism are stuck in the past, cold war state of political mind unwilling to distinguish between somewhat aggressive pasture of Soviet Union with so far benign, conservative nature of today’s Russia, an important member of international community, whether they want it or not. The problem is that we are those who ultimately will be paying for it with our sweat, blood and tears.

(07/30/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: CLASHES IN ROWNE, IN WESTERN UKRAINE.

Yesterday there have been clashes between residents of Dubrovitch in the region of Rowne in western Ukraine and national guard and police after several people were arrested. Out of desperation of economic collapse  and lack of any jobs, residents of the region are trying to make ends meet by illegally mining for amber in the surrounding forests.

(07/29/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: ANOTHER ATTACK AGAINST DONETSK INFRASTRUCTURE.

As it was done numerous times before, Ukrainian military two days ago attacked Donetsk electrical power infrastructure. Another war crime.

(07/29/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: RECENT CAR BOMBING OF SECRETARY OF THE HEAD OF DPR LIKELY AN INSIDE JOB.

Preliminary results of the investigation of car bombing of red Range Rover, driven by Yelena Filippova, a secretary to the head of DPR,  that occurred in the morning of 14 July, 2015 on her way to work on a street in the center of Donetsk indicate that it was inside job perpetrated by criminal element within DPR Republican Guard Intelligence Unit, as reported on lenta.ru website. The secretary of the head of the republic has survived though she is still in serious condition.

In surprising twist, the target of intimidation or assassination was probably a daughter of the victim who developed relationship with commander of intelligence RGU Andrey Fadeev allegedly engaged in illegal activities such as extortion, kidnapping and robbery of abandoned rich apartments in Donetsk area under guise of war contingency that was never imposed.  His criminal activities also included smuggling of coal, seizure of trains, and even theft of humanitarian aid.

It is alleged that the bombing was organized by those in the intelligence unit that opposed illegal activities of Fadeev and got frustrated  by inept response from DPR leadership, and suspected that cronyism was in  play. If this is true it would constitute another serious blow to  Zakharchenko credibility and authority of the head of DPR since he seemed to allow for factional split within the ranks of his intelligence unit. Previous assassinations of rogue militia battalion Heads, who opposed LPR authorities only reinforce need for law and order on both sides of Donbass conflict where criminal groups still commit crimes under guise of military operations.

(07/28/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: ANOTHER DONETSK SHELLING.

Donetsk shelling by Ukrainian military continues. This time it is Budenovski district was yesterday under attack that caused huge fire.

(07/28/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: ANOTHER PROOF FOR WESTERN WEAPON SUPPLIES TO UKRAINE:

West is actively arming the Ukraine and in the same time is damping old useless military hardware for millions of dollars of Ukrainian taxpayers’ money while country is officially bankrupt.

Example below show decommissioned  British Saxon APC, otherwise called a “death trap” being prep at Kharkov base for deployment to Donbas.

Also American  armored Humvees have been deployed to the area of conflict, personally commissioned by president of Ukraine.

(07/27/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: Geopolitics of Ukrainian “Winter Revolution” 2014 Part 1: Fascist Putsch or CIA black Op?

Was it fascist putsch organized by likes of Right Sector of Kiev’s Maidan 2014 responsible for overthrowing legal government of Ukraine?

Absolutely not. The initial 2013 democratic Maidan revolution against oligarchic rule, a genuine protest against economic strive and autocratic tendencies of Yanukovitch and his oligarchic friends such as P. Poroshenko was successfully completed by early December 2013 and vast majority of protesting Ukrainians went home after presidents’s concessions and promise of economic improvement and more openness to cooperation with EU and US including negotiating removal of travel restrictions imposed by EU on Ukrainians. Revolution was over, nobody got hurt. The end of this story.

However, US administration did not like that outcome after pouring $5 billions to overthrow, what it perceived as pro-Russian administration in Kiev since 2011. The new 2014 Maidan was born, but this time 20 times smaller and loaded with criminal thugs, fascists , nationalists and any other low life they could get on cheap paying with freshly printed by NY FED dollars paid by US taxpayers through US embassy in Kiev. Ironically,  new nationalistic Maidan itself as much as it was destructive and violent against law enforcement officers of Berkut who tried to keep peace as they were constitutionally required to do so with minimum casualties while protecting vital functions of the state since the riots were in immediate vicinity top governmental institutions, parliament, security services, presidential offices, was politically meaningless.

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Image caption: Kiev Maidan 2014. Note the red and black flag on the left of the image. This is flag of UPA, Ukrainian Insurgent Army that collaborated with Nazi Germany during WWII. Fascists from Right Sector and other western sponsored nationalist groups were vital force keeping those riots alive long after ordinary protesters were exhausted and stayed at home, loosing faith in any real change.

No Law enforcement agencies in the world have shown more restrain and concern over civilians than it was happening at Maidan from December 2013 to February 2014 under direct and  assault with deadly weapons against police officers. But you could no hear about it from western MSM or police associations or agencies. No condemnations and no concerns were even voiced.

From the beginning all anti-governmental activities at 2014 Maidan were financed by CIA via FED paying $10-$20 per active participant per day (10 times overage pay in Ukraine) and were just a side show over-promoted by western Media as popular revolution, while it was far from it. It was never about Maidan revolution which already accomplished  its goals in 2013 and/or people’s desire to join EU, since there never was such a desire. Only less than 15% of population supported partnership with EU when severe economic consequences of collapsing most of industrial base have been properly explained. The rest just wanted visa free travel to EU to get desperately needed job. What’s interesting that fascist groups present on 2014 Maidan were vehemently opposing  any western or eastern influence on the nation or any union, even if they flew they nationalistic flags next to EU flag as for show for western media .

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Image caption: Kiev Maidan 2013. Note that among Ukrainian national flags (blue and yellow) at least four  red and black flags are shown in center right of the image. These are flags of OUN , Organization of Ukrainian nationalists,  UPA, Ukrainian Insurgent Army that collaborated with Nazi Germany during WWII and in the process massacred between 1941-1945 about 200 thousand men, women and children of Jewish, Ukrainian, Russian etc., and Polish ethnicity all fellow citizen of Poland in province of Volhynia. Look at the center a white and red flag is raised. This is Polish national flag flying beside flags of yesteryear murderers. Surrealism of the situation cannot be better illustrated. This clip may be of help to explain travesty of this image of pace and camaraderie. Warning, it is extremely graphic 18+:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OJyKyinpks

Under the media cover of so-called Maidan revolution 2014 choreographed from Washington by director V. Nuland it was all about treasonous actions of SBU, Ukrainian security agency infiltrated by CIA agents to commit coup d’état, a regime change in familiar scenario too many times already seen in middle east and Africa and to install another NATO bound regime to threaten geopolitical balance in the region already dramatically skewed for US after NATO expansion that included countries of former eastern block and after first attempt to destroy economic ties of Ukraine with Russia failed in 2004.

While fascist parties, strait descendants of OUN, UPA and Ukrainian battalions SS during WWII and other movements of Ukrainian nationalists and such as “Svoboda”, a party condemned by EU parliament just in 2012, were promoted one way or another by every Ukrainian regime since 1993, with active financial support of US, Canada and Germany. Since 2004 they were practically nurtured by their western sponsors and local oligarchs on Washington payroll, seeing their ranks swollen. These were forces that overthrew local legitimate governments in western and partially southern Ukraine riding on the wave of Kiev Maidan melee and still hold complete control over those areas. That fact was censored from western media outlets and another muted that for the first time in XXI century true fascists and extreme nationalists enter government in Europe under their platform of intimidation, violence and open national, ethnic and LGBT discrimination.

Another myth perpetrated by the west was that Yanukovitch was somehow under political influence or a puppet of Putin. He was definitely influenced by Russia but it was rather economic than political influence. Yanukovitch represented Ukrainian oligarchs, Akhmetov, Firtash, Pinchuk and others, many now supporting current regime of Petro Poroshenko former head of department in Yanukovitch government just few years back, that has vested interest in eastern Ukraine, that is heavy exporter of steel and raw materials to Russia while their sales to the west were blocked by EU rules.

That’s why Yanukovitch resisted the so-called EU deal or rather Greek-like ultimatum threatening to cut all western funding, a lifeline to economy if he did not breakaway from Moscow. He was given no way out since any decision would negatively affect his interests and compel economic collapse of western Ukraine agriculture and eastern Ukraine industry. And when he found his way out of conundrum via Russian $5 billion bailout and entrance into Russian dominated Euro-Asian free trade and custom union, Washington decided to illegally remove him from power.

There are few fundamental milestones missing in MSM coverage of 2013/2014 events in Ukraine that shed light onto the crisis.

  1. There was agreement signed between Yanukovitch and parliamentary opposition guaranteed by the EU represented by German, Polish and other foreign ministers which stipulated reversal of structure of power more toward parliament and forced new presidential elections within 6 months. Democratic path to peaceful changes of Ukraine government has been drawn and accepted. This was done however, without US participation and apparently angered V. Nuland, Department of State and Obama administration.
  2. The still unresolved Maidan killings started even while agreement was being signed and continued afterwards when Yanukovitch ordered police withdrawal. This was a prelude to a coup d’état.
  3. Just 24 hours after agreement was executed, Ukrainian security forces, SBU and others perpetrated coup d’état, that included presidential guard, which disregarded its constitutional duty to protect the president. All of it was done on orders from Washington insisting on deposing Yanukovitch against European pleadings.
  4. Yanukovitch fled to the eastern Ukraine for his personal safety and his family, since his life was in immediate danger. He was left with few bodyguards to defend himself. When coup d’état hunting parties arrived in the east he fled to Russia. He did not abandon his post. He was unconstitutionally forced into exile retaining his prerogatives as president. The attempt to impeach him back in Kiev resulted in failure even after illegal threats of death or bodily injury and family intimidation directed toward Yanukovitch party members since it did not achieve constitutionally mandated super majority of votes. Legally he is still a President of Ukraine since he did not resign.
  5. The Russian military port city of Sevastopol was never annexed by Ukraine in 1954 and until 1993 was solely under Moscow’s military administration (and practically after 1993) as was any strategically located military installation dominated city in former Soviet Union. Ukrainians have zero claims over Crimean city of Sevastopol or any Crimean land as one may convince oneself by examining western political maps from just few decades ago.
  6. Facing with illegal coup in Kiev, Eastern regions demanded full       autonomy from Kiev at least until legal government is established. The already autonomous, Russian dominated Crimea demanded independence. Both demands were met with aggression. Fascist paramilitary from Svoboda and Right Sector started APC/tank raids in the east for effect of pure intimidation running over peaceful protesters in Slavyansk and Mariupol. The Crimean did not want this to happened in their backyard and feeling support of 16,000 of Russian navy were bold enough to take over their land. It was true that Russians took over Crimea but these were Russians living there for generations, 89% of populations. Presence of Russian navy gave them confidence to act. Putin obviously was happy with the stand of his fellow ethnic Russians-Ukrainian citizens which played in his hands of strategic interests of keeping Crimea under Russian sphere of influence not only because of Sevastopol but also because massive electronic surveillance bases in Evpatoria and huge airfield in Simferopol and other strategic installations vital for Russia’s national defense strategy.

(07/26/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: BROWN CLOUD OVER PARADE.

It is very telling that glorious celebration of this year’s Gay Pride Parade in Kiev, Ukraine, was almost completely ignored by western MSM . It was fantastic march but shorter than planned, before proud LGBT crowd, hailed recently by Obama, was beaten into pulp by actual Nazis, worshipers of Hitler and as White House put it civilized cultured people with legitimate European aspirations and best friends of America.

Where were all those proud US LGBT activists , where was your solidarity with suffering brothers and sisters in Kiev. Is Ms. Powers the only lonely, although suppressed by MSM, voice pleading in their defense while they are being intimidated in front of our eyes as their brothers and sisters in Third Reich were.

Or Nazi bombing and killing of “terrorists” infants, children and women in Eastern Ukraine is justification enough to overcome new gay morality.

Somebody has to tell the truth about Ukraine and It should be LGBT community if we are to believe that they are champions of civil rights.

Shame on you.

(07/24/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: VISUAL RESULTS OF SO-CALLED ANTI-TERRORIST OPERATION IN EASTERN UKRAINE.

Two aerial images of village of Shirokino located at frontlines in South Donbas just east of the city of Mariupol. For last ten months it has been a site of heavy fighting. On the images it is shown a part of Shirokino village just behind the line where DPR militia had its defense positions until unilateral withdrawal just few weeks ago east to the outskirts of the village to prevent further devastation. Now the village is no-mans land. What’s shown is utter destruction perpetrated mainly by Ukrainian long-range heavy artillery and not as much due to direct fighting.

Before so-called anti-terrorist operation:

After so-called anti-terrorist operation:

Ukrainians and particularly Nazi battalion Azov got their terrorists all right i.e. women, children, cats, dogs, and probably all cockroaches as well and in the process leveled the place.

One thing is for sure they destroyed the village to save it. They have great American teachers.

(07/24/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: CEASE FIRE THAT ISN’T.

Have you ever heard about Minsk 1.0 and 2.0 cease fire accord?

Below you will see today’s fighting, a daily routine of DPR militia at their post near village of Peski just a two miles west of Donetsk airport as reported by Patrick Lancaster.

(07/23/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: LATEST NEWS FROM DONBAS FRONTLINES BY CRIMEAN NEWS-FRONT AGENCY.

What’s revealing in the latest news from Donbas is discovery of large stash American weapons underneath of Donetsk International airport where  massive multilevel soviet era nuclear shelter is located and where Ukrainian Army and western mercenaries were hiding with their tanks and APCs during DPR ultimately successful attempt to take control over the area in late fall 2014 as was designated by Minsk 1.0 agreement.Among many American weapons used by Ukrainian forces were  US made Stinger missiles a proof of direct US involvement in the war, curious fact since DPR had no air force.  At least hundreds of soldiers mostly Ukrainian army, SBU security forces, private Oligarch/fascist  Ukrainian battalions (so-called cyborgs),  western mercenaries as well as militias died during heavy fighting that included large-caliber artillery at close range, that lasted at least 4 months and devastated newly built airport for European championship Soccer games in 2012, now 95% destroyed. Militia for  first four months April-September, 2014 set a siege of the airport and was trying to peacefully negotiate surrender but it resulted only with deceit from Ukrainian command and an ambush of militia forces that lost over 50 dead in one day in the late spring 2014 and that what triggered heavy fighting in the area.

Clip is in Russian with English subtitles.

And discovery of US weapons in Lugansk airport area as well.

See 5.00 minute of the clip. In Russian Only.

(07/22/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: RIGHT SECTOR JUST STARTED MAIDAN 2.0

This time the RIGHT SECTOR true fascist revolution will be about: Get EU, USA and IMF hell out of Ukraine. They have good chance to overthrow this government which after only a year everybody in Ukraine hates including last year Maidan activists that are being hunted so much that they flee to Russia for protection, since they could not get EU visa or were refused asylum. One way or another we are screwed.

Right Sector supporters Maidan Independence Square, Kiev, Ukraine.

(07/22/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: MEETING OF CONTACT GROUP IN MINSK.

Yesterday, new understanding regarding implementation of Minsk II agreement has been reached during meeting of contact group in Minsk between Ukrainian government and DPR and LPR about withdrawal of 100 mm caliber or less from frontlines which DPR/LPR are completing as we speak. Let see if after initial refusal, this time Ukrainian army will follow suit.

DPR militia withdraws  100 mm caliber or less from frontlines.

It is very instructive to read the Minsk agreement to understand the fallacy of western propaganda about Russian separatist in Donbas wanting to break up  Ukraine as a state. Nowhere in the agreement  are demands for separation of Donbas provinces from Ukraine in international, legal or economic sense and political demands of autonomy and local democratic processes  just illustrates very well founded mistrust of Donbas people for illegally established Kiev regime.

Here is translated (selected) content of Cease Fire Agreement (MINSK II) signed by representatives of Tripartite Contact Group i.e. OSCE, Ukraine as well as DPR and LPR and Russia. The content of this agreement below:

1. Immediate and complete cease-fire in the indicated (frontline- J.C) areas of Donetsk and Lugansk provinces of Ukraine and its absolute adherence to starting at 00.00 am (Kiev time) on February 15, 2015.


  1. Withdrawal by both parties throughout the (frontline- J.C) heavy weapons at equal distances in order to create a security zone minimum of 50 km wide for artillery systems of 100 mm caliber and larger. The width (of safety zone- J.C) shall be 70 km for multiple rocket launchers (MRL) and a width (of safety zone- J.C) of 140 km for the MRL ” Tornado-S “,” Uragan “,” Smiercz “and missile systems” Tochka “(” Tochka U):


– (Withdrawal of- J.C) Ukrainian troops from actual line of contact;


– For the armed formation of indicated (frontline- J.C) areas of Donetsk and Lugansk provinces of Ukraine: from the line of contact in accordance with the Minsk Memorandum of 19 September 2014.


The withdrawal of the above-mentioned heavy weapons should begin no later than the second day after the cease-fire and end within 14 days.
This process will be supported by the OSCE, with the support of the Tripartite Contact Group.


  1. Ensure effective monitoring and verification regime of cease-fire and withdrawal of heavy weapons by the OSCE from the first day of withdrawal, using all necessary technical means, including satellites, unmanned aerial vehicles, radar systems, etc.

  2. On the first day after the withdrawal to begin a dialogue on the modalities (ways to proceed-J.C)) of holding of local elections in accordance with Ukrainian law and the Law of Ukraine “On temporary functioning of local government in divided territories of Donetsk and Lugansk provinces”, and also the future operation of these regions (territories) on the basis of the said Act.
    Immediately, there later (no more-JC) than 30 days from the date of signing of this document, to adopt a resolution by the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament –J.C.) of Ukraine with an indication of the territory, which is under a special regime in accordance with the Law of Ukraine “On temporary functioning of local government in separate regions of Donetsk and Lugansk provinces” based on the lines (of separation-J.C.) laid down in Minsk Memorandum of 19 September 2014.(Minsk I Agreement-J.C.))

  3. Provide pardon and amnesty by the entry into force of the law prohibiting the prosecution and punishment of persons in connection with the events taking place in separate territories of Donetsk and Lugansk provinces of Ukraine.

  4. Ensure the release and exchange of all hostages and illegally detained people based on the principle of “all for all”.This process should be completed no later than the fifth day after the withdrawal.

  5. Provide secure access, delivery, storage and distribution of aid based on humanitarian need an international mechanism.

  6. The (establishment of – J.C) terms modality (ways and means to proceed to-J.C) fully restore the socio-economic ties, including social transfers, such as payment of pensions and other payments (receipts and income, timely payment of all municipal accounts, the resumption of taxation under the legislation of Ukraine).
    To these ends, Ukraine will restore its functioning segment the banking system in areas affected by the conflict and perhaps will be created an international mechanism to facilitate such transfers.

  7. Restoration complete control over the state border of Ukraine by the government throughout the conflict zone, which should start on the first day after the municipal elections and end after the complete settlement of the political (local elections in separate regions of Donetsk and Lugansk provinces based on Ukrainian legislation and constitutional reform) into end of 2015 years upon completion of item 11 – through consultation and agreement with representatives of separate regions of Donetsk and Lugansk provinces within the Tripartite Contact Group.

  8. The withdrawal of all foreign armed formations, military equipment, as well as mercenaries from the territory of Ukraine under observation by the OSCE.Disarmament of all illegal groups.

  9. Carrying out the constitutional reform in Ukraine with the entry into force at the end of 2015 of the new constitution providing as a key element of decentralization (taking into account the specific characteristics of individual regions of Donetsk and Lugansk provinces, agreed with representatives of these regions), and the adoption of permanent legislation on special status separate regions of Donetsk and Lugansk provinces in accordance with the actions identified in the footnote to the end of 2015.(See footnote)

  10. On the basis of the Law of Ukraine “On temporary functioning of local government in separate regions (areas-J.C.) of Donetsk and Lugansk provinces” matters relating to local elections will be discussed and agreed with the representatives of separate regions (areas-J.C.) of Donetsk and Lugansk provinces within the Tripartite Contact Group.The election will be conducted with compliance to relevant standards of the OSCE and ODIHR OSCE for monitoring.

  11. Intensify activities of the Contact Group of the Trilateral, including through the creation of working groups for the implementation of relevant aspects of the Minsk agreements.They will reflect the composition of the Tripartite Contact Group.

Footnote:


Such measures, in accordance with the Law “On temporary functioning of local government in separate regions of Donetsk and Lugansk provinces” contain in themselves the following:


– Exemption from punishment, prosecution and discrimination against people associated with the events taking place in separate regions of Donetsk and Lugansk provinces;


– The right to linguistic self-determination;


– The participation of local government bodies in the appointment of heads of prosecuting authorities and courts in separate regions of Donetsk and Lugansk provinces;


– The establishment of agreement, of the central bodies of executive power and the relevant authorities of the local government, on economic, social and cultural development of separate regions of Donetsk and Lugansk provinces;


– The state provides support and socio-economic development of separate regions of Donetsk and Lugansk provinces;


– Favoring by the central organs of power (of Ukraine) of cross-border cooperation of separate regions of Donetsk and Lugansk provinces with the regions of the Russian Federation;


– Creating a popular militia based on the decision of local councils in order to maintain public order in separate regions of Donetsk and Lugansk provinces;


– Powers of deputies of local councils and persons holding positions elected at early elections timetabled by the Verkhovna Rada (parliament – J.C.) of Ukraine on the basis of this law, cannot be revoked before the deadline.


The document was signed tripartite participants of the Contact Group:


Ambassador (OSCE)  Heidi Tagliavini (Swiss National and EU representative)


Former President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma (Representative of Ukrainian government)


Russian Ambassador to Ukraine M. Zurabow


A representative of the DPR Aleksander Zacharczenko


The representative of LPR Igor Plotnicki .

(07/21/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: RENEWED BOMBARDMENT  OF DONETSK.

Several apartment buildings hit.No casualties reported so far today. Yesterday little girl was wounded and evacuated from the area. Another violation of Minsk II cease-fire agreement and another  war crime perpetrated by Kiev regime.

Today:

Yesterday.

(07/21/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: BRIEF NOTE ON CURRENT POLITICAL SITUATION.

Ukraine government is in conundrum. On one hand economy is collapsing, government already defaulted on its debt, and bankruptcy procedures are being negotiated as we speak. People’s anger is growing so are oligarchs treasures they stole from Ukrainians and IMF.

Not even one MAIDAN revolution economic demand was followed but instead genocidal IMF policies have been passed while any attempts to implement them collapsed in similar ways as they did in Greece because they were insane in condition of depression or war. The Ukrainian debt is unpayable so is Greeks’.

On the other hand political situation has gotten worse. Ukraine in political and administrative sense no longer exist. Poroshenko is effectively a mayor of Kiev and surrounding areas with no real power beyond.

During last year numerous paramilitary organizations including Right Sector, factions of US trained National Guard, and local security agencies sponsored by, often competing, Ukrainian oligarchs overthrew by violence almost all local legal governments especially in Western and Southern Ukraine establishing what we would call gangster or nationalistic/fascist “republics” that are practically independent from  Kiev government.

The paramilitary controls all local institutions and Kiev needs permission from them to conduct any activity on their territory. They even have their own military check points at the border area with EU conducting custom control duties. In many cities they perform police functions including  arrests and criminal investigations under guise of “anti-corruption” efforts.

All that situation resulted practically in rampant lawlessness in Ukraine and when imposed on open opposition and resistance of the ethnic minorities in those areas against those gangster “republics” as well as against  Kiev regime we are taking about explosive mix that is ready to blow.

Dangerous state of affairs totally ignored by western media. The recent full scale fighting with casualties between Right Sector fighters and SBU in Mukachevo in Transcarpathia and other incidents in Galicia are just tip of the iceberg of political tensions in that region.

In this context, Kiev regime, being divided and having to address many political problems and demands for autonomy from many regions, has no capability to make any inroads into Donbas especially since in last 12 months militia’s military units have swollen and morphed into highly trained, capable and  and motivated force that cannot be defeated nor ignored.

Nobody is listening to Poroshenko now, not US, not Germany not even nationalist politicians or fascists that while distanced themselves from him call for suicidal attack on Donbas and for genocide of the population as they Nazi idols did during WWII.

All that is making almost impossible to fulfill Minsk II cease fire agreement by the current puppet regime. Recent rejection by Ukrainian army of further withdrawal of  weapons from frontlines proves that Kiev regime in inept.

Another important point of Minsk II agreement between Ukraine and DPR/LPR, Russia, France and Germany, namely extension of DPR/LPR administration reach over whole territory of Lugansk and Donetsk provinces  beyond current DPR and LPR  territory as a condition to acquiesce to federalization and autonomy within Ukraine proper has also been rejected only due to political vacuum in Kiev unable to keep its international obligations. Ukraine is already collapsed into small unrecognizable pieces, the fact carefully hidden form Western public opinion.

DPR militia tank battalion on training exercises in Donbas utilizing cease fire to increase their readiness.

More on the situation in Ukraine can be found at:

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article42435.htm

and background on Ukraine at:

https://contrarianopinion.wordpress.com/2015/01/18/ukraine-no-country-for-no-man/

(07/20/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: HUNGARIAN GOVERNMENT VOWS TO PROTECT THEIR NATIONALS IN TRANSCARPATHIAN REGION OF UKRAINE.

It is about demands of Hungarian,  Czech and indigenous Rusin minority for autonomy from  Kiev regime which were first voiced and harshly suppressed almost a year ago by imposing all permeating Kiev military presence in the region for purpose of intimidation of ethnic minorities on territory of Ukraine in violation of international and European law. All of that in silence of western MSM.

What crimes did they commit against Kiev regime?

First of all they are immune to Kiev and western propaganda and not buying anti-Russian hysteria, refuse to cooperate with central and local governments that came to power after legitimate governments have been overthrown last year during so-called MAIDAN revolution and now run by  fascist groups like Svoboda party, Right Sector with no minority representatives.They refused to send their sons to die in trenches of Donbas for Ukrainian oligarchs’ interest. They maintaining political and economic ties with countries of their ancestry which voice serious concerns about civil rights in Ukraine. It is worth to note that those people are not immigrants from abroad but are indigenous inhabitants of the area  having their own separate ethnic and national culture and religion while so-called Ukrainians are alien to the region of Transcarpathia. The minorities are victims of arbitrary borders’ movements over last 100 years.

As we speak rights of indigenous people in Transcarpathia are being denied and rain of terror began and if escalates, perhaps it could end up as tragically as in Donbas.

The clip is in Russian language but that’s not obstacle to see what is going on there. However, major point is that indigenous people in Transcarpathia are being terrorized by Ukrainian army (yellow-blue) as well as fascist neo-Banderovite para-military groups of UPA and OUN traditions of Nazi collaborators from WWII (red and black). The images show de facto state of siege or military emergency used to suppress opposition in the region.

Hungarian MPs protest the suppression of freedoms by Ukraine that threatens indigenous people in Transcarpathia, Ukrainian citizen, treated as enemies and separatists by Kiev regime as pointed out by Miklos Kovacs representative of Hungarian minority.

No, these images are not from war-torn Donbas but from western areas of Ukraine, at least 400 miles from the frontlines.

Ukrainian nationalists block road and burning tires.
(07/20/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: DPR/LPR MILITIA UNILATERALLY WITHDRAWS 100 mm OR LESS CALIBER WEAPONS 2 miles FROM FRONTLINES.

According to RT news DPR and LPR militia under watchful eye of OSCE military observers is unilaterally withdrawing weapons with caliber less than 100 mm to distance of about 2 miles from 90% of entire frontline in addition to heavy artillery that have been withdrawn at least 20 miles from frontline about 5 months ago as a condition of Minsk II cease-fire accord which have been continuously violated by Ukrainian side including recent bombardment of the center of Donetsk. According to RT it is gesture of good will and compliance with the February’s agreement. Unfortunately Ukrainian military command so far declined to reciprocate the militia’s gesture and refused to remove those weapons from their positions and continue to violate Minsk II agreement by retaining even 100+ mm caliber heavy weaponry in the frontline area.

More details at:

http://www.rt.com/news/310201-lugansk-rebels-weapons-withdrawal/

(07/19/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT FINALLY HONORED BY HIS STAUNCHEST “SUPPORTERS”.

Supporters of President of Ukraine, Petro A. Poroshenko finally were able to honor his contribution to their calm and tranquility by naming one of Kiev’s finest institution in his name.

[Image caption: Entrance plaque at Petro A. Poroshenko Clinical Psychiatric Hospital No. 1 in the City of Kiev]

I wish Obama was loved as much as patients of this hospital love their president.

(07/19/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: NEW UKRAINIAN DEFENSE LINE.

As we may see Ukrainians are getting ready for invasion. They just completed military installations around threatened city of Dnepropetrovsk, located about 120 miles from Russian border and from Donbas frontlines. That’s what I call long-term thinking in condition of total economic collapse and financial bankruptcy somebody got a vision to dig a trench.

(07/19/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE:  BOMBARDMENT OF THE CENTER OF DONETSK. IMAGES OF NEW DAMAGE.

Donetsk supermarket attacked by Ukrainian Artillery yesterday to prevent shopping by Donetsk civilians and to rain terror as usual. Another war crime.

(07/18/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: RENEWED BOMBARDMENT OF THE CENTER OF DONETSK. 

Several apartment buildings hit.One dead no more casualties reported. Another violation of Minsk II cease-fire agreement and another  war crime perpetrated by Kiev regime.

(07/18/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: TRAGEDY OF MH17.

Another so-called “video proof” of rebels guilt, as “solid” as those proving Russian invasion. This time from another US lap dog Australia. In fact if you listening to it in original Russian language there is nothing in there to indicate rebel involvement in shooting down the airliner. Actually it is very old news that along the airliner there were seen one or two Ukrainian military aircraft approaching it. Information confirmed by numerous never interviewed by the Dutch witnesses and by Russians via radar last summer and never picked up by western media, never explained by Ukrainians why their military aircraft were approaching the airliner.

Local people from Donbas area pay tribute to the MH17 victims with orthodox church mass and flowers placed on plaque commemorating the tragedy.

There is lots of talking in MSM and no facts: Here they are:

The fact is that rebels did not and do not have full battery of Buk launchers needed to effectively use the system, nor they had air force to shut down MH17. These are undisputed facts. Buks were evacuated from the base in Donbas, leaving one unit broken, not operational, with missing parts and without crucial command unit, useless especially that rebel militia already had strielka or similar, shoulder launched missiles good for attacking military airplanes and helicopters at 2000-3000 feet altitude or less where combat aircraft fly for unguided missile bombings.

Kiev regime deployed many batteries of Buks in a defense system configuration to guide multiple missiles to multiple targets, as well as command and control units along the path of MH17. Why in the world would they do that, especially since militia had no air force? Why this particular flight was permitted to flyover the red-hot combat zone while the same flight was rerouted down south for two days before catastrophe. Why? There was no cease-fire or anything at that time to even consider area safe. Where is traffic controller that led airliner into combat area? Disappeared. Kiev air force was conducting bombing daily there along the path of the airliner.

US has the satellite images, this is the confirmed fact, as well as others have them since they have the coverage. Why did they not present the satellite images with ephemeris data and with timestamp, as Russians did. What US is hiding and Why?

The famous YouTube video showing Buk transporter with missing one missile supposedly the one that was fired at the airplane, was recorded on the territory held and still hold by Ukrainian forces.

There is no shred of evidence that rebels did it so far. All reporting that contradicted the official western propaganda like BBC report was suppressed. While for weeks no one from the west came to the site, many private families of victims went there unobstructed and left safely.

Why, nobody acknowledges that investigation is under UKRAINIAN SUPERVISION, only delegated to the Netherlands. All findings must be cleared with Kiev before disclosed or analyzed. Where is promised independence of the investigation? It is a farce. Hundreds of eyewitnesses including Western citizen that visited crash site were ignored and documentation they gathered dismissed. All testimonies of Ukrainian pilots that were in the area as well as Ukrainian Buk operators were all dismissed. Why Malesian government was not allowed to officially investigate even is it had permission from militia command and plenty of evidences to gather and plenty of witnesses to interview? Why all of the claims from technical experts, even from the west, were ignored.

But there is a lot indications that fascist Kiev regime did it. It had means and opportunity and clear motive to make up rebels as terrorists as Kiev was describing them before the tragedy and nobody listened.

We all want to learn the truth about this tragedy so why West is obstructing the course of justice wherever it leads? Take a wild guess.

For me it was a year of shameless cover up.Shameless insult to memory of dead innocent victims by Dutch government and western media.

(07/17/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: DEMANDS FOR AUTONOMY.

After de facto secession of portions of Donbas from Ukraine and demands of Hungarian and Czechs minority for autonomy for western region of Transcarpathia,  another protest, this time in region of Galicia  was recently organized in Lviv, demanding autonomy from Ukraine.

These demands of autonomy and federalization of the country, are the same as voiced by local Ukrainian authorities in Donbas before they we brutally attacked  by Kiev regime in April 2014.

(07/16/2015) UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE: HOW THE WAR STARTED.

Using this opportunity, I would like remind all those who forgot or never knew the truth about  how conflict in Donbas really started. I will review very briefly the major milestones only .

Just after coup d’état in Kiev in February 2014, legitimate Ukrainian local governments in eastern Ukraine denounce the coup d’état and did not recognize Kiev government, as it was not elected and former president Yanukovitch did not resign, nor was legally impeached. As a response special security units from Kiev were sent to Kharkov, Mariupol and Donbas area to arrest or harass local elected officials in numerous cities. As a result of threats and intimidation suffered by local government officials, disrupting their government functions on orders from Kiev, a spontaneous Peoples militia was formed to protect those officials from arrest, kidnapping or killing, first armed with buttons and sticks .

Later they served s guards at the local government meetings in the administration buildings in several cities in Donbas. Those local Ukrainian authorities that did not have adequate people’s militia protection, such as  in Kharkov and Mariupol  were violently overthrown by nationalist/nazi paramilitary gangs  such a Right Sector or activists of Svoboda party.

Massive demonstrations condemning Kiev regime ensued in the region and were brutally suppressed by armed gangs and Ukrainian army. Particularly, deadly was suppression of celebration of VE on May, 9, 2014 in Mariupol where Ukrainian military gangs ran over peaceful people attending celebrations, leaving several dead and dozens injured. Also local police forces perceived to be disloyal to central Kiev authority were brutally attacked and many Ukrainian police officers effectively executed by gangsters without any state authority, just for upholding the law of the land. I wonder why US police associations stayed eerily silent about murders of their Ukrainian colleagues by nazi thugs.

Under assault from Kiev security forces, militia became armed with hand guns, hunting rifles, and later submachine guns for better protection. In an escalation move Kiev regime sent first wave of military personnel with tanks and APCs units toward the area in order to clear the so-called “occupied” government buildings from local government officials who had right to be there and from their militia guards that protected their safety and local government functions. Kiev demonstration of force was also aimed to intimidate population who rejected the coup d’état .

Kiev called it euphemistically  “antiterrorist” operation just to confuse the West about who was actually doing terrorizing. Unfortunately, for Kiev many military units where originally from eastern Ukraine and refused to intimidate or kill their own kin and joined militia instead becoming core of militia’s arm forces.

Local authorities in Donbas region, facing open aggression from Kiev regime at that point demanded federalization, autonomy from Ukraine and withdrawal the Kiev military before they will disarm. Many of such or similar proposals to deescalate conflict to reduce casualties, to maintain law and order have been ignored or rejected by Kiev, which instead mobilized entire army and moved the forces to the east.

Militia’s response to such escalation of tensions was to peacefully negotiating surrender of the local military bases where also local soldiers served in the area under militia’s control and evacuation of Ukrainian military personnel with their personal firearms. In most cases it was successful and no blood was shed, however, in few cases it was, but total casualties were probably less than ten dead and perhaps fifty wounded. From those bases and the military hardware located there militia prepared to defend  Donbas. There were no weapon supplies from Russia.

What was interesting that from hundreds of tanks and APCs and only few large-caliber artillery pieces that have been captured by militia at that time only few dozen could have been effectively operated since most of the personnel trained with newer weapons were evacuated when bases surrendered. Hence at the beginning, they were telling video stories about tank crews of what we would call volunteer, fifty something, grandpas manning T64 tanks since they were all Ukrainian veterans of Soviet-Afghan war in 1980-ties and knew how to operate those obsolete tanks.Hundreds of additional tanks T72 and others, militia captured as a result of numerous successful caldron operations during the war.

At that time all out war was declared by Kiev regime by directly shelling cities of north-western Donbas cities of Slavyansk and Kramatorsk and initiated aerial attacks on Donetsk and Lugansk with many civilian casualties.What was characteristic of those operations May-July 2014 that Ukrainian army never really attempted to attack militia positions in this area, purposely shelling above the heads of militiamen into civilian buildings separated miles from the frontline, committing clear war crimes and aimed to directly intimidate civilian population.

No cries for help, cease fire, or humanitarian assistance  from UN and world organizations were heeded in the west, but only praises for Kiev regime under imaginary Russian attack that never happened. When militia attacked Ukrainian artillery positions to save civilian lives Kiev army often backed out few miles and brought larger caliber of weapons to be able to reach civilian buildings well behind the frontline to the frustration of militia command.

After over a month of relentless bombardment of Slavyansk and Kramatorsk by Ukrainian army, militia commanders made faithful decision to withdraw, not under attack from Ukrainian army since there was no attack but  from humanitarian reasons to avoid further deaths and suffering of women and children living is devastated apartments/flats with no food, electricity gas or water or any medical supplies.

This operation of evacuation of willing civilians from destroyed buildings and withdrawal of militiamen from well fortified frontline trenches cost them many dozens of lives since during this operation they were exposed to constant bombardment by long-range Ukrainian artillery. Such telling episodes of sacrifice of ordinary people never found their way into western media.

Militia’s political response to open aggression was establishment of DPR and LPR and beginning volunteers’ recruitment for their respective armed forces. Military mandatory draft was never established even when personnel advantage of Ukrainian military forces was as large as four to one and twenty to one in equipment.

It is very instructive to understand that at that time militia took over no functions of local governments including political or police functions. They never disturbed public order or functioning of the law and order including even traffic laws in Donbas. No local laws were suspended or canceled, no tax or fees introduced. At no time militia forces were  set to take over local government in any capacity.

Only six months later some leaders of militia have been elected to DPR/DLR government posts in, as free and open elections as could have been held during the war in liberated Donbas areas. In fact many more parties and movements competed for votes  in Donbas than in Ukraine proper where many popular parties were outlawed, like Party of Regions and Communist Party etc., while in DPR/LPR they were still legal. Contrary to western propaganda, militia did not impede civil society but supported it in times of war. It took upon itself social responsibility for elderly, ill and veterans of WWII and increased social security services as well as  facilitated evacuation of women and children from potential combat areas  to vacation resorts in Crimea and elsewhere.

One has to be reminded that people on both sides of the frontlines, military and civilians were all Ukrainian citizen, some acting inhumanely while majority acting upon humanitarian precepts, especially medical personnel. Militia never ordered blockades of roads obstructing travel of people or goods to/from Ukrainian proper or to Russia understanding devastated consequences of such an economic choke hold, what current total Kiev economic blockade trying illegally to achieve.

All of those facts were erased from MSM in US and EU so we have to remind of them. What a shame.

The 21st century big war for Donbas began just at that moment.

Very concise background about what this dangerous geopolitical standoff over Ukraine is all about in historical context as well as who are Ukrainians and why we should never not go to war and die for Ukraine I found at:

https://contrarianopinion.wordpress.com/2015/01/18/ukraine-no-country-for-no-man/

4 thoughts on “UKRAINIAN WAR UPDATE

  1. If you think this blog is helpful in anyway in promoting pro Russian stances on Ukraine you are simply ‘simple’.There are a lot of idiots in the world of which I hope I am not one but imho fascism is just as inherent in Moscow as it is in Kiev so idi nahuy idiot !

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    • This is contrarian blog if you even know what it means:
      About This Blog:

      Only honest opinions completely missing from the rest of blogosphere and loathed by MSM, no BS or promotion of anything. Nothing’s sacred.

      So what are you doing here. Get you daily propaganda fix from MSM and leave us alone. It seems to be good for you, at least cures your rush and hysteria. And say hi to your fellow Ukrainian trolls on American payroll. Keep trolling but your lies will never turn into the truths. Your idol Goebbels was wrong.

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