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VIDEO — Operation Restart? Kiev renews military crackdown against anti-govt activists in eastern Ukraine

RT
Apr 23, 2014

The military operation against protesters in eastern Ukraine, which the authorities in Kiev describe as an “anti-terrorist” one, has been resumed following its suspension during the Easter holidays , first vice-president Vitaly Yarema told journalists.
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Two referendums to be held in Lugansk in May

Strategic-Culture.org
Apr 22, 2014

Delegates to the “people’s assembly” in Lugansk have made the decision to hold a regional referendum on the region’s territorial status.

The news was announced from an improvised stage near the building of the regional security service department on Monday evening, Interfax reported.

The delegates said that the referendum must fall into two stages. The first one is to be held on May 11 and voters are to state whether they want the region to retain its current status or to become an autonomous entity.

At the second stage on May 18 they will be asked to state their opinion on whether the Lugansk region should be independent or become integrated with Russia as a constituent territory.

No details were provided on how the referendum will be organized.

The rally of several thousand participants near the security service building is continuing with demonstrators chanting: “Russia!” “Referendum!” and sometimes “Berkut!” Very few flags and posters can been seen, but Russian flags and flags of the “Donetsk Republic” and of the USSR, have been unfurled in the square where the rally is being held.

“People’s assemblies” were held on Monday in different cities of the Lugansk region, where delegates were elected to the regional “people assembly.”

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[hat tip: Ukraine Watch]


VIDEO — Crimea The Biggest Set Back To Zionism Ever – Sheikh Imran Hosein

108morris108
Apr 17, 2014

[related video: Putin on Kiev op: Tanks, jets against own people?! Are they out of their minds?!]


VIDEO — Ukraine’s Anti Russian Stance Is a Zionist Masterplan – Sheikh Imran Hosein

108morris108
Apr 17, 2014

The full lecture is here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUzHQy…


VIDEO — Lavrov: Russia, US, EU, Ukraine agree on de-escalation roadmap

RT
Apr 17, 2014

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov holds a press conference following a Geneva meeting of top diplomats from the EU, Russia, Ukraine and the United States, who held talks on the recent crisis in Ukraine. READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/nvzlcj

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VIDEO — Crimean Tatars Denouncing Violence – Sheikh Imran Hosein

108morris108
Apr 17, 2014

Denouncing violence is the only option for the Tatars of Crimea


VIDEO — 3 dead, 13 wounded in attack on Ukraine military base – Interior Ministry

RT
Apr 17, 2014

Three people were killed, 13 others injured by gunfire in a confrontation between anti-government protesters and soldiers stationed at a military base in Mariupol, Ukrainian interior minister Arsen Avakov says. READ MORE on the attack: http://on.rt.com/7urv87

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VIDEO — East Ukrainian people stand up for their rights amid Kiev’s military crackdown

RT
Apr 16, 2014

Protesters in eastern Ukraine’s city of Slavyansk, one of the main focal points of resistance to Kiev, are preparing to face the crackdown. Armoured vehicles are converging on the city and locals say all roads have been sealed off. RT’s Maria Finoshina reports from the restive region.

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VIDEO — Switching Sides: Ukrainian armored unit joins anti-govt protesters in east

RT
Apr 16, 2014

Ukrainian armoured vehicle crews have switched sides, joining the anti-government protesters in the East. Activists place a Russian flag on one of them.
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VIDEO — Kiev military storms occupied East Ukraine airfield, wounded reported

RT
Apr 15, 2014

Reports of Ukrainian troops storming an airfield in the eastern city of Kramatorsk, said anti-Maidan activists. The activists added that several people were injured. At the same time Slavyansk is being raided by the Ukrainian military.

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VIDEO — Arming Ukraine: US mulling military aid to govt forces

RT
Apr 14, 2014

A top Obama admin official says Washington is considering arming Ukrainian govt forces. RT’s Gayane Chichakyan has the details. To find out more about this development, Nebojsa Malic a foreign affairs expert and historian joins us live.

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[related video: CrossTalk: Determining States]


Chemical Weapons Use In Syria: More Propaganda?

by Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
Apr 14, 2014

More reports of the use of chemical weapons inside Syria have come to light over the weekend, this time in the rural village of Kfar Zeita.

The use of chemical weapons is not really in question since both sides of the conflict – the Syrian government and the death squad forces – are reporting their use. However, both sides are also blaming each other for the deployment of the poison gas.

The chemical attack took place in Kfar Zeita, a rural village about 125 miles north of Damascus. It is important to note that Kfar Zeita was held by the death squads at the time of the attack.

Videos posted by death squad organizations show “pale-faced men, women and children gasping for breath at a field hospital.”

The Western-backed death squad umbrella group known as the Syrian National Coalition is claiming that dozens of people were “hurt” although it did not identify the type of gas that was used.

Likewise, the openly pro-death squad Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, made up of one man in Britain, claimed that “the gas attack happened during air raids that left heavy smoke over the area. It reported that people suffered from suffocation and breathing problems after the attack, but gave no further details.”

Syrian state media places the blame on the al-Qaeda affiliated Jobhat al-Nusra Front. Specifically, the Syrian media claims that the toxin was chlorine gas. These outlets also state that at least two people had been killed and nearly 100 injured.

NPR reports that “An amateur video posted online by opposition activists showed a hospital room in Kfar Zeita that was packed with men and children, some of whom breathing through oxygen masks. On one bed, the video showed six children, some appearing to have difficulty breathing while others cried.”

Although evidence concerning who was responsible for the deployment of poisonous gas is still coming to light, the fact is that the most obvious culprit is the death squads. After all, such has been the case with every chemical weapons attack that has occurred in Syria since the beginning of the conflict.

Indeed, every day that goes by sees Assad gain more ground in his fight against the Western-backed terrorists who have been running rampant across the country. It would be absolute insanity to deploy chemical weapons after gaining the upper hand, thus jeopardizing your approaching victory by placing yourself as a potential direct military target of the West and its insane R2P (Responsibility to Protect) philosophy. Even so, why waste chemical weapons in a small rural village?

Most important is the fact that the death squads have been responsible for several chemical attacks. Indeed, as stated above, they have been responsible for every chemical attack which has taken place inside the country.

In addition, it is important to note that chlorine gas was the very type of chemical gas used by the death squads in these prior chemical attacks.

Regardless, only time will tell if the West will use this latest tragedy as an opportunity to campaign against the Syrian government yet again or if the chemical weapons lie has run its course with Western audiences.

Recently from Brandon Turbeville:

Brandon Turbeville is an author out of Florence, South Carolina. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Francis Marion University and is the author of six books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1and volume 2, and The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria. Turbeville has published over 300 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s podcast Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.


Envoy: U.S. To Expand Multinational NATO War Games In Poland

STOP NATO

Polish Radio
April 14, 2014

Ukraine crisis: PM Tusk welcomes US airmen to Polish base

Prime Minister Donald Tusk has told US airmen at the Lask air base that their presence in Poland, “gives us a greater sense of security in difficult times”.

Donald Tusk’s visit to the base in central Poland comes as US and Polish air forces are carrying out joint exercises, with the United States stepping ups efforts to reassure allies in the central and eastern European region as the crisis in Ukraine continues to escalate.

Stephen Mull, US ambassador to Poland, said in March that discussions were underway on possibly expanding the scope of exercises in the future to include allies from the region such as Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria and the Baltic states.

“Your presence in Lask gives us a greater sense of security in today’s difficult times. This is very important to us,” PM Tusk said in English to the US airmen and support staff at the base.

“I would like to give you a warm welcome to Poland,” he said, the PAP news agency reports.

The current rotation of American airman is the second by the US since an agreement between Washington and Warsaw was made in 2011 and could last between two weeks and a month.

Ultimatum

Meanwhile, Ukraine’s acting president Oleksander Turchinov threatened military action after pro-Russian separatists occupying government buildings in the east of the country ignored an ultimatum to leave on Monday.

A Reuters journalist in the city of Slaviansk, where a gun-battle occured on Sunday, with casualties reported on both sides, has said that there is no sign of an evacuation by pro-Russian forces from the local police HQ.

The United Nations Security Council held an emergency session on Sunday night, and the United States warned that it was likely to impose further sanctions against Russia if the escalation in eastern Ukraine continues.

European Union foreign ministers were due to discuss whether to impose further sanctions on Moscow.


VIDEO — ‘Full-scale’ military op in east Ukraine expected as Kiev’s deadline expires

RT
Apr 14, 2014

Kiev’s expected to launch a full-scale military operation in eastern Ukraine. The deadline it set for protesters to lay down their arms and leave the government buildings they’re occupying has expired. RT’s Maria Finoshina reports.

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[related video: 'Intl community must demand that Kiev stop war on own citizens' - Russian envoy to UN]


VIDEO — Out of Print: 20+ Russian journalists barred from entering Ukraine

RT
Apr 12, 2014

Over 20 Russia journalists have been denied access to Ukraine in recent weeks. The move has caused outrage from both the CPJ and Moscow – READ MORE http://on.rt.com/v8dqml

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VIDEO — Ukraine brutal video: Clashes between pro- and anti-govt activists in Kharkov

RT
Apr 13, 2014

WARNING! Some users could find this footage disturbing.
Dozens asked for medical assistance in Ukraine’s second-largest city, Kharkov, after the pro-federalization demonstrators clashed with the Maidan activists – READ MORE http://on.rt.com/vl49nn

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VIDEO — 5 unanswered questions surrounding Kiev killings

RT
Apr 6, 2014

Riot police are to blame for the deadly sniper fire during February’s riots in Kiev – at least that’s how Ukraine’s coup-appointed leaders see it. They announced their investigation results, after first clearing themselves of accusations of wrongdoing brought by the former authorities. Let’s recap those glaring holes in Kiev’s argument in this blame-game.


VIDEO — Sneaky Social Network: US busted over subversive Cuban Twitter campaign

RT
Apr 8, 2014

America’s International Development agency admitted to running a Twitter-like social network in Cuba, However, it dismissed allegations it was an attempt to undermine the government, saying everything it did was completely within the law. But as RT’s Gayane Chichakyan reports, not everyone’s convinced.

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VIDEO — Ukraine Media War: Fake content triggers big news

RT
Apr 10, 2014

The confrontation over Ukraine has been unfolding not only on the ground, but in the media as well. And what appears to be an exaggeration of basic facts has led to some dubious reporting.

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Castrated Kiev Junta Buckles: Military Refuses Orders

Center For Syncretic Studies
Apr 11, 2014

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Today April 11th 2014 @ 11:00 marked the 48 hour deadlines which the illegal and criminal Junta in Kiev had given as the ultimatum for the break-away republics in Eastern Ukraine to give up and surrender control of vital government buildings.

Today marked a critical juncture in the unfolding Ukraine-Russia scenario.

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Credible reports from RT and other confirmed sources now report that the pro-NATO “Liberal-Fascist” Kiev Junta has been unable to control its own military, police, and special force ‘Alpha’.

http://russian.rt.com/article/27351

Thus, the troops refused to obey the Kiev authorities as they consider their actions illegal. The decision was taken at a meeting of law enforcement officials in Donetsk and Lugansk. It was a response to the demands of the first vice-premier of Ukraine Vitaly Yarema and Acting Secretary of the National Security and Defense Andrei Parubiya use force.

Recall that the protesters continue to hold under the control of the regional state administration building in Donetsk and the Security Service of Ukraine in Lugansk.

Today at 11:00 (12:00 MSK) expired 48 hours that acting Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov took eastern areas “for calm.” He demanded that local residents to vacate the building administrations Lugansk, Donetsk and Kharkov. Otherwise Avakov promised to employ force against them.”

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More here:  http://rt.com/news/ukraine-protest-deadline-expires-856/

This was a strong possibility - outlined by Joaquin Flores in a series of video interviews with journalist Maurice Herman.  Flores predicted yesterday (link below) that today’s events would be a test of mettle, and that either the Kiev Junta would be unable to mobilize ‘its own’ forces or American-Israeli mercenaries would be brought in to perform death-squad type detail work, and finally, that there could be a backroom deal reached.

These were explained in greater detail in the analysis of yesterday and also of last week, titled “IMF Seals Ukraine’s Implosion“, “Tomorrow WWIII Will Escalate or Not“, and others posted to this site.

Indeed, this scenario played out as Ukraine Junta was rebuffed by its own command, Ukraine military refused orders.

 

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‘A behind the scenes deal’ – This may have been communicated very much publicly.  Quite publicly indeed yesterday “Putin Warns Europe of Gas Shortages over Ukraine Debt” .

Forecasted was the possibility that a behind the scenes deal would be made, and/or that captains of Ukraine security and military would simply stand down or even side with the break-away republics in the east.

These scenarios are not either/or and rather likely involve a number of these occurring simultaneously.  A combination of these appears to be happening now at the time of this publishing.

The break-away regions in the east -  scheduled for an official referendum at the start of May or sooner, prior to the mock Parliamentary elections being staged by the Kiev Junta, the latter which being an attempt to legitimize the coup and proceed as if nothing unusual or illegal had occurred at all.

Also yesterday, protester militia captured an American blackwater mercenary in Kharkov.  He was illegally dressed as Ukrainian special forces Alpha and may have been on one of several possible missions.  Actual Ukrainian special forces have refused orders as reported above. (NOTE – Embedding as been disabled, click on the video white text at the top in the video to view on youtube)


VIDEO — Chossudovsky: Who Are the Mercenaries Being Used in Ukraine?

RT
Apr 10, 2014

Kiev has hired foreign mercenaries to take over law enforcement duties as well as most covert operations in eastern Ukraine, as the country struggles to regain control of its security apparatus, economist Michel Chossudovsky told RT.

RT: Activists in Kharkov are saying that policemen from other Ukrainian regions arrived in the city and they were the ones, who provoked the violence. What were they trying to achieve in your opinion?

Michel Chossudovsky: First of all the Kiev government has lost control of its security forces, its law enforcement in Eastern Ukraine. And this, they’ve realized several weeks back, because Ukraine’s interim government confirmed they were hiring a private military company, named Greystone Ltd, a company that was founded by (former) British SAS in the heyday, but actually they’re bringing in private mercenaries, which are now most probably integrating with the police forces, but they are also acting outside the realm of official law enforcement agencies.

And witnesses said that these people came in, they could have been agent provocateurs, I suspect they were, which also integrates the US, NATO-supported military company which is acting in Eastern Ukraine. At the same time there is also the role of the neo-conservative, neo-Nazis given the fact that we know that the two extreme right parties Svoboda and the Right Sector are in control of the committee for national security and defense, which plays a key role. And I would suspect that the government in Kiev is also divided between the ministry of interior on the one hand and the right wing extremists on the other.

RT: With protests swelling up in the south-east of the country, Kiev is threatening ‘a harsh response’. What does that mean do you think?

MC: First of all that government does not really control the shots. It is an instrument of the puppet masters namely the US, NATO, and to a lesser extent the EU. They obey orders and we have seen the position, they’ve taken with regard to the IMF reforms. They simply stated, we will accept whatever reforms proposed to us by the IMF. And essentially what they have accepted is the impoverishment of the entire population, from West to East, because that reform package is going to create a further process of impoverishment of a country which has already been impoverished in the course of the last 20 years. This reform package essentially destroys the livelihood of the Ukrainian population and the people in Eastern Ukraine are now protesting against this government which is committed to the impoverishment of the masses of people. And they actually have acknowledged that this is going to impoverish the population.

RT: The Russian foreign ministry said that the most troubling thing is that there are mercenaries from an American private security firm among them. What do you think about this?

MC: I’m going by a report that was published on March 25 by a Russian news agency. It was based on the statements made by the interim government to the effect that a US private military company, in fact it is not a US registered private military company, it is registered somewhere in the Caribbean, on an island. It is Greystone Ltd., and this particular company was hired with a view to essentially taking over law enforcement activities as well as most probably covert operations in eastern Ukraine. It is not in the interest of Russian government to see this process erupting in the form of a violent protest movement or a process that will ultimately destabilize eastern Ukraine. There is no evidence that the Russian government is anyway interfering with the unfolding events in eastern Ukraine. This is a spontaneous movement which is emanating from grassroots, which also has considerable support within the Ukrainian population of eastern Ukraine.


VIDEO — Tomorrow WWIII Will Escalate or Not! – Joaquin

108morris108
Apr 10, 2014

‘Whether WWIII will escalate or not will be determined Tomorrow! The Kiev Junta yesterday issued a 48 hour ultimatum for pro-Russian breakaways in the east, particularly Donetsk, to disband. Rumors about Russian Build-up are false. These rumors of 250,000 russian forces were spread by Ukrainian Ministry of Defense head Tehnyuk. But these rumors had the effect of Scaring, not Emboldening the Ukrainian military. Tehnyuk was sacked by the Junta and replaced by Koval; Koval is a political choice and a less capable military man. Today’s rumors are that 15,000 Russian soldiers are ‘amassed’ near the border. Yes, 15,000 are there, but they have always been there. It is Russia’s border, after all.

Russia has the ability to annex all of Eastern Europe but will not do so. Russia will act entirely within the sphere of international law, as set by precedent. Ukraine has no real military capacity, and its airforce is barely operational at 80 craft, many are just helicopters. Ukraine has no ICBM’s and no bombers.

USrael is sending in blackwater mercenaries, many of whom are Israeli special forces and US trained killers from Afghanistan and Iraq. This is further evidence that Kiev does not have full command of its own army. ”

Russia will use a combination of Special forces in worst case scenario


VIDEO — Roaring Rada: Communists & far-right stage fistfight in Ukraine’s parliament

RT
Apr 8, 2014

A fist-fight erupted at Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada in Kiev Tuesday between members from the Communist party and the Svoboda All-Ukrainian Union. The fist-fight broke out after First Secretary of the Communist Party Petro Symonenko accused Ukrainian nationalists of being the cause of the current unrest in Ukraine.
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The Kiev Government Has Lost Control of Security Forces in Eastern Ukraine

by Prof Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research
Apr 8, 2014

RT Op-Edge

Kiev has hired foreign mercenaries to take over law enforcement duties as well as  covert operations in eastern Ukraine, as the country struggles to regain control of its security apparatus, economist Michel Chossudovsky told RT.

RT: Activists in Kharkov are saying that policemen from other Ukrainian regions arrived in the city and they were the ones, who provoked the violence. What were they trying to achieve in your opinion?

Michel Chossudovsky: First of all the Kiev government has lost control of its security forces, its law enforcement in Eastern Ukraine. And this, they’ve realized several weeks back, because Ukraine’s interim government confirmed they were hiring a private military company, named Greystone Ltd, a company that was founded by (former) British SAS in the heyday, but actually they’re bringing in private mercenaries, which are now most probably integrating with the police forces, but they are also acting outside the realm of official law enforcement agencies.

And witnesses said that these people came in, they could have been agents provocateurs, I suspect they were. They also integrate the US, NATO-supported military company which is acting in Eastern Ukraine.

At the same time there is also the role of the ultra conservative neo-Nazis factions in the government given the fact that we know that the two extreme right parties Svoboda and the Right Sector are in control of the committee for national security and defense, which plays a key role. And I would suspect that the government in Kiev is also divided between the ministry of interior on the one hand and the right wing extremists on the other.

RT: With protests swelling up in the south-east of the country, Kiev is threatening ‘a harsh response’. What does that mean do you think?

MC: First of all that government does not really control the shots. It is an instrument of the puppet masters namely the US, NATO, and to a lesser extent the EU. They obey orders and we have seen the position, they’ve taken with regard to the IMF reforms. They simply stated, we will accept whatever reforms are proposed to us by the IMF.

And essentially what they have accepted is the impoverishment of the entire population, from West to East, because that reform package is going to create a further process of impoverishment of a country which has already been impoverished in the course of the last 20 years.

This reform package essentially destroys the livelihood of the Ukrainian population and the people in Eastern Ukraine are now protesting against this government which is committed to implementing the IMF program. And they actually have acknowledged that this is going to impoverish the population.

RT: The Russian foreign ministry said that the most troubling thing is that there are mercenaries from an American private security firm among them. What do you think about this?

MC: I’m going by a report that was published on March 25 by a Russian news agency. It was based on the statements made by the interim government to the effect that a US private military company, in fact it is not a US registered private military company, it is registered somewhere in the Caribbean, on an island. It is Greystone Ltd., and this particular company was hired with a view to essentially taking over law enforcement activities as well as most probably covert operations in eastern Ukraine.

It is not in the interest of Russian government to see this process erupting in the form of a violent protest movement or a process that will ultimately destabilize eastern Ukraine. There is no evidence that the Russian government is in any way interfering with the unfolding events in eastern Ukraine. This is a spontaneous movement which is emanating from the grassroots, which also has considerable support within the Ukrainian population of eastern Ukraine.

 

 

About the author:

Michel Chossudovsky is an award-winning author, Professor of Economics (emeritus) at the University of Ottawa, Founder and Director of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG), Montreal and Editor of the globalresearch.ca website. He is the author of The Globalization of Poverty and The New World Order (2003) and America’s “War on Terrorism”(2005). His most recent book is entitled Towards a World War III Scenario: The Dangers of Nuclear War (2011). He is also a contributor to the Encyclopaedia Britannica. His writings have been published in more than twenty languages. He can be reached at crgeditor@yahoo.com ——————————————————————————————————————Michel Chossudovsky est directeur du Centre de recherche sur la mondialisation et professeur émérite de sciences économiques à l’Université d’Ottawa. Il est l’auteur de “Guerre et mondialisation, La vérité derrière le 11 septembre”, “La Mondialisation de la pauvreté et nouvel ordre mondial” (best-seller international publié en plus de 10 langues). Contact : crgeditor@yahoo.com

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