Ukraine’s Prime Minister Yatsenyuk Declares War on Russia


Eric Zuesse

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, who on 4 February 2014 was selected for his post by Victoria Nuland of the U.S. State Department, was quoted by Ukrainian media on Thursday March 12th of 2015 as saying that, “Ukraine is in a state of war with a nuclear state, which is the Russian Federation. Hostile countries over the past decade have spent billions of dollars rearming it.”

His quoted statement went on to blame Ukraine’s problems on Russia: “The country [Ukraine] is billions of dollars in debt, having been a corrupt and demoralized nation that has no gas in storage and no dollars to buy it. … [Russia] destroyed 20% of Ukraine’s economy, bombed the mines in the fighting, and produced a million displaced persons, who, as a result are forced to leave their homes.” [NOTE: Those bombs, some of which were firebombs, actually fell from Ukrainian Air Force planes, and were supplemented by Ukrainian Army missiles. The resident forces in the rebel area of the southeast that the Ukrainian Government is fighting against had no air force at all until recently, and very little even now. And, of course, any “rearming” of Russia is being done by Russia, not by “Hostile countries over the past decade.”]

The next day, March 13th, the same Ukrainian ‘news’ source headlined “Militants in the Donbass Are Professional Soldiers Led by the Army of the Russian Federation,” and ‘reported’ that, “Military units of illegal armed groups ‘DNR’ and ‘LC’ are formed on the organizational structure of Russian military units, and the main staff and command positions are appointed by the Russian officers. This was announced during a briefing for foreign journalists on the situation in the Donbas by Deputy Chief of Staff, Colonel Valentin Fedichev of the ATO [Anti Terrorist Operation].” [NOTE: On 29 January 2015, the Chief of Staff of Ukraine’s Armed Forces said that, at least as of that moment in time, there were no Russian troops fighting against the Ukrainian Government’s forces, but only a few individual volunteers from Russia. There are likewise individual volunteers from several countries who are fighting for the Ukrainian Government. In addition, there are military advisors in the war from the U.S. and from Russia.]

On 7 January 2015, Yatsenyuk said in Germany:

“Russian aggression in Ukraine is an attack on world order and order in Europe. All of us still clearly remember the Soviet invasion of Ukraine and Germany. That has to be avoided. And nobody has the right to rewrite the results of the Second World War. And that is exactly what Russia’s President Putin is trying to do.”

[NOTE: There was no “Soviet invasioin of Ukraine and Germany.” Instead, Hitler’s German forces invaded both countries.]


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.


  • Babeouf

    Okay so Kyiv is at war with Russia so are they going to attack Russia before their formal declaration of war or afterwards. Yats and the ‘Boys from Kyiv’ are losing touch with reality.

    • ipragmatist

      Never HAD a touch with reality! ;)

    • Nexusfast123

      He needs some meds, a straight jacket and a padded cell.

  • jake

    “So, in mid-December of last year for
    several days the skies were closed over Zaporozhye, Kharkov and
    Dnepropetrovsk, and witnesses reported that a large number of transport
    aircraft, the type of “Hercules” and others landed in Ukrainian
    airports, bringing the equipment, vehicles and troops, consisting mainly
    of soldiers of private military companies. The numbers mentioned were
    about the size of a division from 10 to 15 thousand people, mostly
    mercenaries from PMC “Academi” (until 2009 it was called Blackwater,
    owned by Eric Prince, executing orders from the Pentagon).

    Previously they were already seen in
    Donetsk, later in Mariupol. A secret NATO base was set up in Kharkov
    oblast: already much has been transported by land, the masks were off
    and airplanes were involved. Military experts pointed out that some of
    the equipment and troops was moved from a military base in Hungary near
    Debretsen. Previously on the territory of Ukraine trains were seen with
    American armored vehicles, among which were BMPs Bradley, BTRs Stryker
    and Hummers.

    Therefore, the publications of “Stratfor” should be taken seriously.”

    • Nexusfast123

      Maybe so. I doubt if the Russians are sitting on their hands. They have significant military ‘force multipliers’ and they would be defending their homeland. To take on Russia the US would have to fully mobilise, introduce mass conscription and move thousands of vehicles to Europe. There is no way the Russians would let them ‘set-up’.

      • Manimal

        Just study “Barbarossa” attack, the greatest ever invasion, how many troops and equipment is needed, and of course, the will to do that. Forget about modern technology, and if we exclude the nukes, does anybody really believes that ANY ussa/eussr soldier will die “defending freedom”?:-) Against a nation who suffered so much not very long ago? And as you put it nicely, defending their homeland? You can`t beat illiterate tribes if they are defending their homes, and the Russians are far away from that;-). Lunatics on parade in the west!

  • Hans Wilhelmsen

    Excellent and important article. But this is bullshit: “There was no “Soviet invasioin of Ukraine and Germany.”

    People can just make up history as they like now? Or is it some error:
    “Instead, Hitler’s German forces invaded both countries.” Germany invaded Germany?

    • Nexusfast123

      Tell a lie, tell it again and again, until it becomes the accepted narrative.

    • tomw

      Meaning Germany invaded both Ukraine and Russia.

    • Scott Hays

      Well, if you want to consider post-WWII when the Soviet Block pretty much controlled everything there with the exception of “West Germany”. I don’t know if was what we would call an invasion here in the states. They pretty much just went in and said “hi we are here, welcome to the U.S.S.R.”

    • Natalia S

      right after the war germany was divided into the zones of influence between the winners of the war. even france, ridiculously enough, had her bit of germany! ridiculously – because the french didn’t really fight the nazi germany during the war, they just surrendered.. in 1949, the american, british and french zones were united and became FRG, and the soviet zone became DDR.

      if the eastern germany was invaded by the ussr, then the western germany was invaded by the usa, britain and france.

  • JudgeDredd

    Laughable if not so serious. This deluded moron is the perfect US puppet no wonder nuland appointed him. The whole situation stinks for us Europeans war with Russia while US thinks it’ll be safe across the pond. I wouldn’t bet against Putin who is one smart man. What they want is Europe destroyed so the WB IMF etc can saddle everyone up with debt. Or a whole lot of useless eaters gone while they sip champagne in their bunkers. Bastard politicians.

    • Nexusfast123

      This time it won’t be a TV war for the tubby arm chair generals or fat SEAL wannabes.

    • Jared Mitchell

      Just as many Americans are deluded as well. I’m ashamed to call them my fellow countrymen as they fail to realize the responsibility to hold our government responsible especially for meddling in other countries affairs. US is stirring the pot for their masters(as you said) the WB and IMF. Anyone who doesn’t play nice with the banksters gets the same treatment.

  • wombleranger

    well most westerners born in the last 30 years are pretty clueless about real world history as they have been raised on CNN and the MSM so a lot of them will not doubt these statements because they come from the PM, most will say things that resemble”why would the Ukrainian PM lie? It must be true” and so forth…….disturbing direction we seem to be heading in.

  • Robin Williams

    It’s time for Europe to tell America to get the hell out of Europe and that America should go instigate a war in their own neighborhood.

  • Eileen Kuch

    This is so similar to the 1933 Jewish declaration of War on Nazi Germany; and, what did they expect in return? Yats the Yid does, indeed, need some anti-psychotic meds, a straight jacket and a padded cell; since he’s never had any touch with reality. He and his fellow psychopaths are so delusional to think they could attack Russia? Well, let them go do it themselves, and see what happens. Russia will have them for a snack.

  • Sid from UK

    Good luck to Mr ARSE (in the body bag you go) YAK or whatever he is called.

  • Alabama Mothman

    Rat’s bulldog mouth is outrunning his birddog azz. Russia would wipe them out in a matter of days

  • Daily Lomas

    Yatsenyuk really is a slimy little creep – talking the big talk, knowing that his mistress Nuland wants a war with his enemy, Russia. Once the US has finished using Ukraine as a disposable proxy and all the puppet politicians have outlived their usefulness they’ll no doubt be allowed to sink into civil war, just like all the other poor nations that the US has picked fights with over the last PNAC 15 years.

  • Paolo

    And at the same time Yatsenik is asking for a debt reduction from Russia. The guy is a lunatic and belongs in front of a firing squad.

    • Richards

      Absolutely a bullet straight between the eye’s🔫

  • Ah, I get it. This is a site that perpetuates Russian propaganda.

    • Geneva1000

      I don’t disagree, but show me a site that doesn’t perpetuate propaganda.

      • Notice I said Russian propaganda not just propaganda. Since when does any western news outlet mindlessly repeat propaganda from Russia?

        • Geneva1000

          You’re inferring that propaganda by source is differentiated as more truthful simply by source?

          • No, I am saying that the Russians are inveterate liars in the area of foreign policy and have been for over 100 years.

          • TexasStomp

            Hey Cincinnatus! Good to see ya. I get your point but I gotta ask…… opposed to who? If you tell the truth re your FP you are a definite security risk, lolol.

            what me? jaded? nahhhhhhhhhhh. :))))))

          • Been busy Texas. I generally distrust all media. Getting the truth out of the news is like panning for gold. Sometimes it is there but mostly not.

          • Geneva1000

            Of course they are, I agree. But, they haven’t capture the market on lying or omission. I personally don’t care about the Russians, they can go pound sand. I do, however, care about Americans. We aren’t getting much diversity from our mainstream media either on many fronts. FOX, CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, BBC America, USA Today… Often, I find it extremely difficult to distinguish these media outlets from say Voice of America (a self proclaimed propaganda outlet that was set up specifically to provide US information to the world).

          • So at heart we both agree. Then are you just picking an argument to be a douche?

          • Geneva1000

            Propaganda is a double edged sword (it cuts both ways). Your initial comment didn’t suggest that. Glad you’ve clarified your position, because that better serves those looking for honest journalism. Have a good day (notice I took the high ground here).

          • Hope you feel better about yourself then. I don’t need affirmation on an anonymous message forum. Good day to you as well.

          • Geneva1000

            Inclusive (which I did not list) is the US Government and their status quo war minions.