Ukraine Prepares 250,000 Graves for Its Soldiers


Eric Zuesse

On December 10th, the office of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko drew up plans for a huge graveyard to accommodate 250,000 corpses for its soldiers in the Government’s renewed military plan for next year to conquer the regions of Ukraine that reject the coup-Government that was imposed upon all of Ukraine when the United States hired mercenaries to carry out a coup in Kiev on 22 February 2014 (under the cover of the “Maidan” anti-corruption demonstrations), which overthrew Ukraine’s democratically elected President, Viktor Yanukovych. The rebelling regions of Ukraine are those which had voted about 90% for Yanukovych.

The post-coup Government then started a military campaign on May 2nd to kill as many of the residents in the anti-coup areas as possible and to drive the rest to seek refuge in neighboring Russia, so that they will lose their Ukrainian citizenship and won’t ever again be able to vote in Ukraine.

Unless those voters can be gotten rid of, the coup-regime won’t last; it’ll be voted out of office. Thus, all of the Ukrainian Government elections post-coup have been only in the other areas of Ukraine, the ones where the coup was either welcomed or accepted: Yanukovych had won less than 50% of the vote in those areas of the country, and those elections had their highest turnouts in the most-strongly anti-Yanukovych districts. The post-coup regime is determined to keep the land in the rebelling areas, but to get rid of the people who have lived on it.

Because of the enormous expense of this ethnic-cleansing campaign, the debt-level of the Ukrainian Government is soaring, and the Government is able to keep functioning only via money coming in from the IMF, EU, and United States.

These are technically loans, but, when the Government goes bankrupt, which could happen soon, all of these war-loans will go to the back of the line and never be repaid; so, they’re actually donations to the war-effort, from the taxpayers in the U.S. and EU.

On December 4th, 98% of the U.S. House voted to donate weapons to the Ukrainian Government, and on December 11th, 100% of the U.S. Senate voted to donate weapons to them. U.S. President Barack Obama is widely expected to sign the final legislation, and thus the Ukrainian Government is now planning to nearly double the size of its armed forces from the current 130,000 to 250,000 next year. These graves are intended for them. The soldiers on the rebel side will not be buried there, nor will the far higher number of civilians whom those 250,000 Ukrainian Government troops are expected to kill. These graves are only for the fallen soldiers on the Ukrainian Government’s side. Not for any civilian corpses, of which there will likely be too many to bury, even based on just the war to-date – and it’ll be far worse than that.

The United States Government is apparently expecting that the massive civilian bloodshed in the coming campaign will draw Russia’s President Vladimir Putin to openly send Russian soldiers and weapons into the besieged areas of the former Ukraine in order to defend the residents there, who are ethnic Russians and are generally very pro-Russian; this will then serve as a pretext for the United States to send into Ukraine even more weapons, and perhaps to send its regular armed forces; and this, in turn, is expected to produce a situation in which the United States, and perhaps even the NATO alliance itself, will have an excuse to invade Russia, as punishment for its ‘aggression against Ukraine.’

The Dow Jones U.S. Select Aerospace and Defense Index has performed very well under President Obama. Its annualized total return for the past five years has been 20.88% per year; and for the past 12 months has been 12.64%. That’s not much different from the performance of the total U.S. stock market. However, if there is a ramp-up to total war against Russia, then these percentages could go much higher. And as this visual documents, Big Military has at least as much clout over the federal budget as does Big Bank, Big Oil, or any other constituency — and certainly far more than does the American public.


Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of  CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.

  • Eric Zuesse Lies

    The day Zuesse mentions that the Ukraine has suffered a zionist Jewish coup is the day somebody force feeds him an extra-strength honesty tablet.

    Jews are 0.2% of Ukraine’s population, but thanks to the 2014 coup they now occupy the top three posts in the Ukraine government, including the President and his deputy. Not to mention most of the other key posts in the government and civil service, military and banking.

    Will Zuesse ever write about that? Or about write about the Israeli ambassador co-ordinating with Svoboda and Right Sector from 2013? Or about Ukraine’s oligarchs all being Jews that live in Switzerland?

    Like @!%*! he will. He’s a born liar.

  • Hunter

    i feel so sorry for some humans out there if you truly believe the crap that comes out the Americans media mouth or your dead shit government ok Russia goes to Ukraine ok thats bad how many millions of humans has your bloody government killed hmm the Korean war, Venetian war, Iraq war, Afghanistan war bloody idiots there a few things all these wars have in common 1. you fucks trained and funded one of the sides before deceled war on the country then bombed the shit out of them and your troops raped and pillaged the county 3. you lost all of them and you fucks are to weak to stand in front of your government to say no more lets have a look at the numbers 2 million persons in Vietnam died (both North and South) the Korean war 1,577,0000+ the golf war 50000+ the second time they were invaded
    500,00+ Afghanistan 18,000 – 20,000 but your government will never tell the real numbers becourses they like to play moral authority yet torture ,rape and kill humans all over the world so if you do the numbers your fucken goverment is responsible more deaths than Hitler and pol pot combined becoures lets not forget were pol pot got his guns, the usa is about to get us all bloody killed your government is solely responsible not the jews or anyone ells have any one read Treaty of Brest-Litovsk. ukraine is a part of Russia. think about it like this what would your govermnet do if hawaii wonted its independents hmm lets look at your history hmm invade install new goverment go back in 5 years and bomb them again i hope you fucks get NUKED o wait your the only country that has ever used nukes on a bloody city so go mach on your wight house and protest and after the police beat the shit out of you and your in jail repeat after me — I AM FREE