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Video: 3 children killed in leisure camp blaze in Southern Ukraine

At least three children have been killed and several others injured after one of the dormitories at a children's sports and leisure camp in...

US wants ‘broad mandate’ for UN peacekeeping mission in Ukraine

Washington supports the idea of placing a UN peacekeeping mission in Ukraine to protect OSCE representatives...
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Video: From Statesman to Stateless: Saakashvili enters Ukraine despite revoked citizenship

Georgia's former president Mikhail Saakashvili has made an unusual return to Ukraine - entering the country illegally on Sunday. Saakashvili recently became ... Via Youtube
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Video: Russian journalist to be deported from Kiev for ‘smearing’ Ukraine

Russian television correspondent Anna Kurbatova has been detained by the Ukrainian security services in Kiev. The journalist, who works for Russia's Channel ... Via Youtube
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Video: Foreign troops march in Kiev to mark Ukraine’s independence

Thousands of servicemen marched in a military parade along Kiev's main street Khreschatyk, Thursday, to commemorate the 26th anniversary of Ukraine's ... Via Youtube

The Story of Charlottesville was Written in Blood in the Ukraine

What is the character of racist right-wing politics today? Is it the crazed white supremacist who plows into an anti-fascist demonstration in Charlottesville, VA...

The Story of Charlottesville Was Written in Blood in the Ukraine

Photo by Sasha Maksymenko | CC BY 2.0 What is the character of racist right-wing politics today? Is it the crazed white supremacist who plows...

A Ukraine Link to North Korea’s Missiles?

Exclusive: By orchestrating the 2014 “regime change” in Ukraine, U.S. neocons may have indirectly contributed to a desperate Ukrainian factory...

CNN: “Russia is an Adversary, Ukraine is Not.”

Photo by Mohamed Nanabhay | CC BY 2.0 Monday morning. David Chalian, CNN Political Director, on CNN’s “New Day” program. News ticker: “How do Trump-Russia...

CNN: “Russia is an adversary, Ukraine is not.”

Monday morning. David Chalian, CNN Political Director, on CNN’s “New Day” program. News ticker: “How do Trump-Russia and DNC-Ukraine compare? New Day co-anchor Alysin Camerota...
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Video: Sea Breeze: Turkey joins war games along with 15 NATO countries off Ukraine...

A Turkish frigate, an amphibious ship, and a submarine entered the port of Odessa, Monday. They will take part in the international 'Sea Breeze-2017'...

DNC coordinated with Ukraine, White House says amid Trump-Russia collusion claims

As Russian collusion accusations continue to surround the Trump administration, White House deputy press secretary Sarah...

$700bn Pentagon bill funds US presence in E. Europe & weapons for Ukraine

A Senate committee proposal for the 2018 military budget would further boost Pentagon spending on troops...

‘Don’t want to be handcuffed to Minsk’: Tillerson advocates ‘flexibility’ on Ukraine crisis &...

The US should develop a “more flexible” approach to the Ukrainian crisis instead of just strictly...

Sorting Out Ukraine Conflict’s History

Exclusive: The U.S. mainstream media’s narrative of the Ukraine crisis – hailing the 2014 Maidan uprising and blaming the ensuing...
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Video: Stampede at Ukraine-Poland border as EU visa-free travel comes into force

Stampede at Ukrainian border with Poland as hundreds rush through checkpoint after EU visa-free travel comes into force. COURTESY: RT's RUPTLY video ... Via Youtube

Putin, Ukraine and What Americans Know

Exclusive: In an interview with Oliver Stone, Russian President Putin explained his take on the Ukraine crisis, one that contrasts...

US to switch from free military grants to loans for Ukraine & others

The US will scrap many of its sizeable foreign military grants and replace them with loans, the White House’s top finance official has said....

Ukraine Factions Vie for Lobbying Edge

Exclusive: Though many Ukrainians live in poverty, government officials and oligarchs lavish millions on Washington insiders to buy influence, another example...
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Video: ‘North Korea in Europe’ Ukraine bans most popular social networks because they are...

The most popular social networks in Ukraine are now banned, in Ukraine. Russian-owned Vkontakte (VK.com), search engine Yandex, and Odnoklassniki ... Via Youtube
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Video: Immortal Regiment marchers pelted with smoke bombs in Kiev, Ukraine

Far-right activists threw bottles, eggs, potatoes, smoke bombs and bags of paint at Immortal Regiment marchers in Kiev. COURTESY: RT's RUPTLY video ... Via Youtube

NO NAZIs in Kiev? Why Ukraine Thinks YOU are a Moron or a Fascist

Ukraine is having its coming out party in 2017. It's a real trans' democratic affair. The flower of European values and democracy Petr Poroshenko, championed...
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Video: Monitor killed in eastern Ukraine after mission car hits mine – OSCE chairman

A car belonging to the OSCE's Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) exploded after driving over a mine in the self-proclaimed Lugansk People's ... Via...
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Video: ‘Anything Ukraine sees negative, points at Moscow’ – Analyst on fmr Russian lawmaker...

Former Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov, who had emigrated to Ukraine, has been killed in a shootout in the centre of Kiev. It's reported that...
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Video: Massive fire breaks out at Ukraine’s largest military depot

A fire broke out at Ukraine's largest ammunition depot, near Balakleya in the Kharkov Region, following an explosion in the early hours of the...

Cybersecurity Firm That Attributed DNC Hacks to Russia May Have Fabricated Russia Hacking in...

Photo by Scott Schiller | CC BY 2.0 The cyber security firm outsourced by the Democratic National Committee, CrowdStrike, reportedly misread data, falsely attributing a hacking...
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Video: Munitions depot explodes overnight in Ukraine: Missiles fly, 20,000 evacuated

Thousands of people were evacuated from Balakleya in the Kharkov region of Ukraine, as a massive fire has broken out at a munitions depot,...
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Video: Drone captures endless lines of coal cars held up by blockade of rebel...

Seemingly endless lines of railway cars loaded with coal stuck near Yasynuvata village in Ukraine's Donetsk Region due to a blockade of rebel-held Donbass...
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Video: ‘We have evidence of [hacking] attacks from Ukraine & Russia – Macron

With just two months left till the voting day in France, hysteria has already started to spread in the media, yet again over alleged...
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Video: ‘Ukraine divided, failed, rogue nation’ – political analyst as Maidan conflict marks 3...

Violent clashes erupted between police and protesters in the Ukrainian capital on Sunday night, near the Presidential administration building. RT LIVE ... Via Youtube

Challenging Klobuchar on Ukraine War

As Democrats compete to become the new War Party – pushing for a dangerous confrontation with nuclear-armed Russia – some...

US will hold Russia accountable over Ukraine while searching for common ground – Pence

US President Donald Trump believes common ground can be found with Russia, but Moscow must still...
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Video: ‘Trump expects Moscow to ‘return’ Crimea to Ukraine, has been tough on...

WH spokesman Spicer on Russia, Ukraine & Crimea: Trump has been incredibly tough on Russia. He expects Russian govt to 'return' Crimea & de-escalate...

Neocons Use Ukraine To Reverse the Trump Plan

After three weeks as president, Donald Trump has turned out to be “same as the old boss,” definitely when it comes to US foreign...
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Video: ‘Those provoking violence in Ukraine want Russia, US divide’ – Russia’s UN envoy

Moscow hopes the tensions between the new White House administration, Iran and China will not result in any serious international showdown, the Russian ... Via...
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Video: Lugansk militia commander killed in car bomb blast in eastern Ukraine

The head of the people's militia of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic (LPR), Colonel Oleg Anashchenko, was killed in a bomb blast in his...
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Video: Putin on E. Ukraine flare-up: Kiev trying to extort US, EU, cash by...

The Kiev government provoked the latest escalation of violence in east Ukraine as it needs money from its Western partners, which is easier to...
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Video: Russian senators ask Ukraine MPs to stop new outbreak of violence in Donbass

The Ukraine ceasefire comes under further strain as fighting between the army and pro-Russia militias intensifies in the country's east. Reports coming out of...

New UN Ambassador Threatens Russia Over Ukraine Violence, Demands ‘Return of Crimea’

What a week in US foreign policy! First President Trump approves a commando raid in Yemen that was a total fiasco, leaving one US...

Ukraine – Coup Government Tries To Sabotage U.S.-Russia Rapprochement

Fighting in east Ukraine has restarted. This is an attempt by "deep state" forces to prevent any rapprochement between the U.S. and Russia under...

Ukraine Sabotages Trump’s Russia Detente

Exclusive: A Ukrainian military offensive into rebel-held eastern Ukraine is giving Washington’s war hawks an excuse to demand President Trump...
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Video: Putin & Trump discuss joint ISIS fight, Ukraine crisis, future meeting in first...

Russian President Vladimir Putin has had his first telephone conversation with new US President Donald Trump. They discussed the joint fight against ... Via Youtube

The CIA in Ukraine

Following is a slightly edited excerpt from The CIA as Organized Crime: How Illegal Operations Corrupt America and The World (Clarity Press, 2016).  Ryan...
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Video: Nationalists hold torchlit march in Ukraine to mark anniversary of Nazi collaborator Bandera

More than 1000 Ukrainian nationalists have taken to the streets of Odessa and Kiev carrying torches to commemorate the 108th anniversary of the birth...
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Video: ‘Death to the enemies!’: Ultra-nationalist Azov battalion stages torch-lit march in Kharkov, Ukraine

Thousands of supporters of the ultra-nationalist Azov Battalion held a torch-lit march on the streets of the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkov under the...

On Peace and Ukraine, Trump, Putin, Gandhi, and …

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.— from “The Sermon on the Mount” , he was awarded the international...

Trump’s Possible Path Out of Ukraine Crisis

Exclusive: The U.S.-backed coup in Ukraine in 2014 sparked a New Cold War with Russia, but a President Trump could roll back tensions with...
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Video: Ukraine marks ‘Dignity & Freedom Day’ as Euromaidan dream fades

Three years ago people in Kiev took to the streets in an anti-government protest which resulted in riots, over a hundred deaths, and an...
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Video: Obama & Putin talk Syria, Ukraine at APEC summit

Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama discussed the stalling peace process in Ukraine and continuing conflict in Syria during a brief meeting on the margins...
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Video: Another day, another fight: Punches fly during Lyashko speech in Ukraine parliament

The leader of Ukraine's Radical Party Oleg Lyashko was punched in the face by Opposition Bloc Deputy Yury Boyko in Kiev on Monday. Lyashko...
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Video: Prospect of US Arm Shipments to Ukraine After Elections Prompts Restarting of Peace...

The Europeans tried to restart the process for implementing the deal because they believe Clinton is likely to send weapons to the Kiev government...

British man faces ‘terrorism charges’ linked to eastern Ukraine

Benjamin Stimson, 41, appeared in court on Wednesday facing terrorism charges relating to the conflict...
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Video: Medieval fight club: ‘Knights’ duke it out at ‘The Call of Heroes’ festival...

The age of chivalry lives again at 'Call of Heroes', a medieval fighting festival in Kopachiv, Ukraine. More than 300 participants from Ukraine, Belarus,...
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Video: One of Ukraine’s largest TV channels set on fire, under siege after claims...

Protesters who've been occupying one of Ukraine's largest TV channels - Inter - say they've now ended their blockade. Activists say they've agreed to...

Ukraine and the Dumbed-Down New York Times Columnist

Drop of Light | Shutterstock.com I was reading the latest smug piece by New York Times columnist Timothy Egan, when I came across the most amusing example...

Ukraine was Right! Why Russia is the “Biggest Threat” in the World!

by George Eliason Is Russia really the greatest threat to the world? The answer lies somewhere between how you define a threat and what you're...

Ron Paul: US Intervention Contributes to Risk of Ukraine Fighting Expansion

Ron Paul, interviewed Friday by Stuart Varney at Fox Business, says “trouble has been brewing” around Ukraine since the United...

US sees no signs of Russian invasion of Ukraine: Pentagon

The US dismisses Ukraine’s concerns about a “full scale” Russian invasion. Read more

Tangled web: Trump's campaign chief worked in Ukraine for Clinton associates

While Donald Trump’s campaign chair Paul Manafort worked for Ukraine’s former government, he funnelled some $2.2...
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Video: Matt Taibbi on Trump’s Position on NATO, Russia & his Campaign Head’s $13...

http://democracynow.org - During Donald Trump's speech in Youngstown, Ohio, on Monday, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump reversed his ... Via Youtube

Ukraine’s ‘October Surprise’

When a Russian FSB agent and a Russian soldier were killed by a team of Ukrainian saboteurs, and one of the captured...
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Video: Poroshenko orders forces on border with Crimea and eastern Ukraine on highest alert

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has instructed all military units near Crimea and the eastern Ukrainian Donbass region to be at the highest level of...

Political Prisoners in Ukraine: A Crisis Ignored by Western Media

A Ukrainian Army soldier, left, stands guard as prisoners are exchanged between the Donetsk People's Republic and the Ukrainian government on the...
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Video: Euro 2016: Tear gas, water cannon & scuffles ahead of Poland-Ukraine match in...

Scuffles briefly broke out in Marseille on Tuesday shortly before the European Championship match between Poland and Ukraine. Riot police fired tear gas and...

Crimeans Recount Their Experiences When The West Took Ukraine

Eric Zuesse This news-report consists of a compilation of accounts that Crimeans have given to human rights groups or directly posted to the internet, regarding...

MH-17 Probe Trusts Torture-Implicated Ukraine

Exclusive: The floundering inquiry into who shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in 2014 has relied heavily on a Ukrainian intelligence...
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Video: True Euro-2016 experts: Lemurs predict outcome of Germany & Ukraine match

Lemurs from a Russian zoo predict a 4-1 victory for the German team in their upcoming match with Ukraine at Euro 2016 COURTESY: RT's...

MH-17 Probe Relies on Ukraine for Evidence

Exclusive: The oft-delayed probe into the 2014 shoot-down of MH-17 over eastern Ukraine has been tainted by its dependence on...

Obama Hands Corrupt Ukraine Another Billion US Dollars

Obama Hands Corrupt Ukraine Another Billion US Dollars Daniel McAdams, June 04, 2016 One of the downsides of the US “regime...

Ukraine’s Strange Defence, to Russia’s $3 Billion Debt Claim

In parallel with Ukraine’s extraordinary decision to bar Mikhail Gorbachev from travelling to Ukraine, Ukraine has filed what is legally speaking an equally extraordinary...
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Video: Former CIA Analyst John Kiriakou On The Neocon Agenda For Ukraine & Syria.

Please Support The Show – http://richieallen.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/therichieallenshow http://www.youtube.com/RichieAllenShowMedia Tune in at ... Via Youtube
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Video: ‘No military solution in E. Ukraine conflict’ – Russian MP on Poroshenko ‘return...

Konstantin Kosachev, foreign affair chairman of Russia's upper house of parliament, talks to RT about the swap of Russian prisoners for Ukrainian former pilot...
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Video: Ukraine nationalists attack WW2 veteran during V-Day parade

A World War Two veteran has died after her sister, also a veteran, was attacked by nationalists. They threw a green dye at her...
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Video: BBC Conspiracy Files MH17 – downed in Ukraine July 2014 propaganda drama from...

BBC Russian has come under fire from internet users after deleting its report on the MH17 crash for not meeting 'editorial values.' The reporter...
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Video: Ukraine site leaks personal info of 4K intl journos accused of ‘collaborating with...

Governments, NGOs and journalists across the globe have condemned a leak of personal data of more than 4000 media staff, accused by pro-Kiev activists...
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Video: ‘Placing journalists on ‘wanted list’ completely wrong, against standards’ AIB Chief on Ukraine...

Governments, NGOs and journalists across the globe have condemned a leak of personal data of more than 4000 media staff, accused by pro-Kiev activists...
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Video: RAW: Ukraine journalists brutally assaulted with shotgun & fists in Odessa

Ukrainian police detained three suspects, who drove up to a local TV station in the port of Odessa and began punching and shooting at...

Ukraine’s Rightists Return to Odessa

For two years, Ukraine’s U.S.-backed regime has balked at investigating dozens of arson deaths in Odessa and now is doing...
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Video: Obama Pressures Germany to Commit More Troops for NATO Exercises on Ukraine Border

In Europe, President Obama commits more special forces for Syria but Larry Wilkerson says he is more concerned about dangerous and provocative posturing ... Via...
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Video: DPR drills: E. Ukraine rebels perform night military exercise near Ilovaisk

Military units of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR/DNR) performed military exercise drills at a training ground near the Ilovaisk area of the ... Via...

Behind Ukraine’s Leadership Shake-up

Ukrainian Prime Minister Yatsenyuk’s stepping down is a mostly cosmetic move in response to the Dutch rejecting the E.U.’s association agreement...

Ukraine’s Prime Minister Is Now Ousted, as I Had Predicted on Jan. 15th

Eric Zuesse On Sunday, April 10th, Arseniy Yatseyuk, finally, officially resigned, though his actual service as Ukraine’s Prime Minister ended in the very closing days...
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Video: Ukraine PM resigns 2 months after dodging no-confidence vote

After weeks of political crisis in Kiev, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk has announced his long-expected resignation. Read More: http://on.rt.com/79nz ... Via Youtube
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Video: NSA Officer Scott Rickard: “Revolutions In Ukraine & Syria Funded By Zionists Like...

Please Support The Show – http://richieallen.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/therichieallenshow http://www.youtube.com/RichieAllenShowMedia Tune in at ... Via Youtube
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Video: Ukraine’s EU bid: Dutch PM says ‘ratification can’t go ahead’ following ‘no’ vote

Ukraine says “nothing has changed” in Kiev's desire to “push towards the EU” despite suffering a setback after the Dutch public overwhelmingly voted against...

Dutch Voters Reject Ukraine Deal

Dutch voters struck a blow against the E.U.’s Ukrainian association agreement – and the incessant Russia-bashing that has surrounded it...
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Video: CrossTalk: Ukraine’s Destinies

The Netherlands is holding an advisory referendum on a key treaty between the European Union and Ukraine. This vote is important for a number...

Fear and Loathing in Ukraine

Despite favorable – even fawning – propaganda in Western media, the U.S./E.U.-backed regime in Ukraine tramples on traditional liberal values...

George Soros Manipulates The Dutch Opinion On The Ukraine–EU Association Agreement Issue

CyberBerkut gained access to official documents of the Ukrainian Parliament delegation which visits Belgium and the Netherlands.   We found out the American billionaire George Soros...
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Video: ‘Children of War’: Drone captures kids at playground in decimated Nikishino, Ukraine

Footage shows destroyed houses in Ukrainian village Nikishino after it was heavily shelled. Drone captured children at playground. According to reports they ... Via Youtube

Dustin Hoffman's tragic family history traces back to Ukraine

Actor Dustin Hoffman broke down into tears after learning how his not-so-distant relations faced hardship, disability,...

Jean-Claude Juncker Damns Obama’s Plan for Ukraine

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Jean-Claude Juncker, the most powerful person in Europe, the chief of the European Commission and therefore Europe’s closest equivalent...
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Video: ‘Sorry, I’m from Ukraine’: Kiev mayor rejects HRW report on Ukraine in interview

Vitaly Klitschko, the boxing champion who now serves as mayor of the Ukrainian capital, was ambushed in a recent Al Jazeera interview. Host Mehdi...
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Video: Association Leak: Media spills Dutch govt plans on EU – Ukraine deal

Dutch journalists have leaked government plans on dealing with an upcoming referendum on a controversial treaty between the EU and Ukraine. Via Youtube

How Crimeans See Ukraine Crisis

Two years ago, the Maidan uprising ousted Ukraine’s elected president, prompting resistance in Crimea and eastern Ukraine, with Crimeans voting overwhelmingly to reunify with Russia,...

A Look at Ukraine’s Dark Side

Exclusive: Americans have been carefully shielded from the ugly underbelly of Ukraine’s Maidan uprising in 2014 that overthrew the elected president and installed a...
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Video: Ukraine asks French Canal+ TV to take ‘wrong’ Maidan documentary off air

Ukraine's authorities have urged a French broadcaster to take a documentary titled 'Masks of Revolution' off the air. They claim the movie misrepresents Maidan...

Ukraine Merges Nazis and Islamists

From the Archive: Many defenders of Ukraine’s post-coup government dismiss reports about neo-Nazis playing key roles in the U.S.-backed regime, but even the most...

Cheering a ‘Democratic’ Coup in Ukraine

From the Archive: After the 2014 coup ousting Ukraine’s elected President Yanukovych, the mainstream U.S. media hailed this unconstitutional move as a victory for “democracy” while...

Nazi Roots of Ukraine’s Conflict

Exclusive: Few Americans understand the ugly history behind the Nazi-affiliated movements that have gained substantial power in today’s U.S.-backed Ukrainian regime. Western propaganda has made...
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Video: CrossTalk: Ukraine’s dead ends

Ukraine's many dead ends. Faced with a faltering economy and growing political instability, official Kiev has limited options. And with Europe unwilling or unable...

Obama-Appointed Head of Ukraine Seems to Have Been Ousted

Eric Zuesse Arseniy Yatsenyuk, the banker whom, on 4 February 2014, U.S. President Barack Obama’s Assistant Secretary of State for European & Eurasian Affairs instructed the...

Reality Peeks Through in Ukraine

Exclusive: With corruption rampant and living standards falling, Ukraine may become the next failed state that “benefited” from a neoconservative-driven “regime change,” though the...
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Video: Ukraine defaults on $3bn Eurobond to Russia – Max Keiser comments

Ukraine has imposed a moratorium on the $3 billion Russian debt repayment, said the country's Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk at a cabinet meeting on...
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Video: ‘Thief!’ ‘Bastard!’ Highest level brawl at Ukraine govt session

Mikhail Saakashvili, the ex-Georgian president who is now governor of Odessa, got a glass of water thrown in his face by Ukrainian Interior Minister...
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Video: ‘Ukraine completely bankrupt’: Govt grilled over economy failures

Ukraine's Prime Minister says he's prepared to step down, if he's voted out by Kiev's lawmakers. Arsenyi Yatsenyuk was speaking in Parliament in defence...
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Video: Balls & Brawls: Big fight in Ukraine parliament after opposition MP goes for...

MPs of the Verkhovna Rada in Kiev launched a brawl during a speech by Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk. The PM later said there...
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Video: Special offer: IMF propping up Ukraine, changing rules on money lending

The IMF has changed its own rules on lending money to indebted countries, in order to save cash-strapped Ukraine from imminent default. Previously, the...
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Video: Ukraine’s murky deals: Squeezing 5 mln euro finder’s fee for stolen art

Art pieces from the Westfries Museum in the Netherlands stolen in 2005 have surfaced in Ukraine.They are 24 paintings and 70 items of silverware...

Ukraine’s Nazi Government Tries to Sell Stolen Art

Eric Zuesse On December 7th, the Netherlands Times headlined “Ukrainian Secret Service Accused of Trading in Stolen Dutch Paintings,” and Janene Pieters reported that, "Members of the Ukrainian...

U.S.-Installed Ukrainian Regime Now Fears Return of Donbass to Ukraine

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On September 6th, Ukraine’s apostrophe news-site headlined, “Putin will try to return the Donbass to the Ukraine – Gerashchenko,”...
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Video: Crimea’s state of emergency: Blackout after transmission towers blown up in Ukraine

Russia's Crimea is under a state of emergency because of a blackout, after two key transmission towers were reportedly blown up in Ukraine. The...
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Video: Kuwait uncovers extremist cell that ‘brought arms from Ukraine to ISIS’

Kuwait has uncovered an international cell that supplied Islamic State with weapons bought in Ukraine, as well as funds and new recruits. The cell...

Carpetbagging ‘Crony Capitalism’ in Ukraine

By Robert Parry Last December, before being named Ukraine’s Finance Minister, American-born Natalie Jaresko accepted Ukrainian citizenship as a prerequisite for getting the job, but...

How Ukraine’s Finance Chief Got Rich

By Robert Parry Before becoming Ukraine’s Finance Minister last December, Natalie Jaresko collected $1.77 million in bonuses from a U.S.-taxpayer-financed investment fund where her annual...

What $6 Billion US Tax Dollars buy in Ukraine…

Cowardice, Corruption and Incompetence. RUSSELL BONNER  BENTLEY ‘Texac’ Expensive.  The US and EU have spent many billions on installing and propping up their puppet proxy government in Kiev....
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Video: Huge blasts echo in E. Ukraine as ammo depot catches fire in Lugansk...

Strong blasts have rocked the town of Svatovo in Lugansk region, southeastern Ukraine, after an ammunition storage facility caught fire, causing mass panic in...
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Video: Force Flops? Chewbacca arrested in Ukraine after campaigning for Darth Vader

Chewbacca was arrested after refusing to show documentation to police, outside an Odessa polling station. 'Chewie' was approached by police after ... Via Youtube

Ukraine’s Cyber Mercenaries Attack Alternative Media

George Eliason (RINF) - The terms cyber war and infowar have been a constant in many articles written about the conflict in Ukraine. The problem...

US House Resolution Seeks New Conflict in Ukraine

The US House of Representatives, which never ceases sticking its nose in other people’s business, is tomorrow scheduled to take up H. Res. 348,...

US Tax Dollars and Ukraine’s Finance Minister

Special Report: Though touted as the face of reform inside Ukraine’s post-coup regime, Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko enriched herself at the expense of a...
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Video: ‘Normandy Four’ gathers in Paris for Ukraine peace talks

The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France have started a joint meeting on the peace process in East Ukraine. Before that, they had...
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Video: ‘Normandy 4’: Meeting on Ukraine peace progress wraps up

Meeting between the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France on the peace process in East Ukraine has wrapped up in Paris. It ran...
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Video: Sports Above Politics: Kite surfers set world record to promote Russia-Ukraine friendship

A new world record has been set in kite surfing. But the message of the challenge was not about sporting excellence but about tolerance...
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Video: Ukraine takes on Russia, calls to cancel veto power. Why?

One sensitive issue which is expected to come up at the UN debate is the power of veto. There's been a campaign to limit...

The West Suppresses Report on Ukraine’s Suppression of Journalists

OSCE Squelches Ukrainian Commission on Human Rights Speaker Eric Zuesse At a 21 September 2015 meeting of the OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe),...
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Video: Fist Fly: Masked men storm Kharkiv city hall in eastern Ukraine

Masked men stormed the city hall building of Kharkiv, eastern Ukraine. Several of the masked men managed to get inside the building, while those...

Ukraine’s ‘Democratic’ Dictatorship

The media narrative about Ukraine — that the “Maiden revolution” was a democratic European-values oriented revolt against a tyrannical Russian-controlled puppet — has always been a...
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Video: CrossTalk: Ukraine’s Hard Choices

In this pre-recorded edition, the debate focuses on the Kiev regime, which is stuck between a rock and a very hard place. With the...
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Video: Poroshenko bans western journalists from Ukraine

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree on Wednesday, introducing sanctions against hundreds of individuals and legal entities. The list ... Via Youtube
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Video: ‘Normandy Four’ FMs meet amid hope of inducing truce in Ukraine

A meeting of the Normandy Four group's foreign ministers has concluded in Berlin. Top diplomats from Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France discussed peace ... Via...
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Video: Economic Hitman On Ukraine and The Future Of Hostile TakeOver’s

In this video Luke Rudkowski talks to John Perkins, an American author. Who is best known for his book "Confessions of an Economic Hit...

8,000 people killed in eastern Ukraine – Ukrainian refugees do not matter because they...

From: fortruss.blogspot.com Editor's Comment: Amidst an orgy of pity for non-White "refugees" flooding into Europe, Ukrainian refugees don't seem to matter because they...

Ukraine Rightists Kill Police; Putin Blamed

Exclusive: As rightists riot in Ukraine — killing three policemen in a protest against making any concessions to ethnic Russians in the east —...
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Video: RAW: Grenade explodes at Ukraine parliament riot, multiple injuries

At least 10 special forces troops have been injured as a grenade exploded during clashes in front of the parliament in the Ukrainian capital....
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Video: One dead as Ukraine parliament protest escalates, dozens injured

There are conflicting reports about the number of casualties near the Ukrainian parliament. Initial reports said that at least five officers were killed in...

U.S. Publicly Splits v. EU on Ukraine War

Eric Zuesse There now is open disagreement between three Western leaders regarding how to move forward with regard to Ukraine: Barack Obama of the United...
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Video: Fake: Report on Russian casualties in Ukraine tells fake story, Russia ‘experts’ retweet

Several major media organisations among which Forbes was republished details of an article with the sensational claim that Russia accidentally revealed that ... Via Youtube
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Video: ‘No more pacifism’: Ukraine president says Minsk peace deal allowed military buildup

Addressing his troops in the Eastern Kharkov region, Ukraine's President said that the country's army had been upgraded during the ceasefire with the rebels...
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Video: US boxer Roy Jones Jr. on Ukraine black list over Crimea visit

A day after legendary US boxer Roy Jones Jr. briefly met President Putin during his Crimea visit — and asked for a Russian citizenship...
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Video: Former high-ranking officer claims army used banned mines in E.Ukraine

A former Ukrainian military officer claims to have received orders to place internationally outlawed landmines in the country's east. Anti-personnel mines are ... Via Youtube
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Video: RAW: 18 nations take part in military drills in Ukraine

Over 1800 soldiers from 18 nations held military training exercises at a NATO training centre in Yavoriv, near the Polish border. Footage released by...
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Video: ‘Everybody’s fed up with this war’: Fighting in East Ukraine heats up (RAW...

At least seven civilians and two Ukrainian troops were killed in the latest uptick of violence in eastern Ukraine overnight Monday. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air...

Another Big Lie About Ukraine’s War

Eric Zuesse What follows here, about the current U.S. government's lying, is banned by all major news sites in the United States, and by most...
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Video: Fire causes fire: Emergency crew battle huge blaze caused by recent shelling in...

Firefighters battle a huge blaze at Gorlovka power station, eastern Ukraine, caused by recent shelling. The strikes, which had occurred in spite of a...

Ukraine Bans 14 ‘Artists,’ Mainly Russians, as ‘Threat to National Security’

Eric Zuesse On Saturday, August 8th, Ukraine’s Interfax News Service announced that the Security Bureau of Ukraine had just issued, on Friday, a list of 14 ‘artists’...
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Video: RAW: Masked men attack Ukraine’s former ruling party HQs in Kharkov

A group of masked men attacked the offices of the Party of Regions in Kharkov, Monday, hurling fire crackers and rocks at the building....
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Video: New companies, new names: Further sanctions imposed against Russia over Crimea, E Ukraine...

The United States has imposed further sanctions against Russia over the events in eastern Ukraine and Crimea. Eleven more people and 15 more companies...
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Video: US soldiers flying with undeclared arms to Ukraine detained in Vienna, sent home

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Ukraine's Latest Big Lie

by Stephen Lendman

Rogue states have no credibility whatever. Ukraine's regime is a US-installed Nazi-infested fascist police state. It's a serial lying machine. 

US-anointed illegitimate oligarch president Poroshenko ludicrously claimed Russia has 11,000 troops in Ukraine - during an interview on German ZDF television.

"Today we can see that, despite the signed Minsk agreement, the number of Russian weapons and Russian troops on the occupied territory is increasing," he blustered.

Not a shred of evidence supports him. He complained about continued conflict in Donbass. He ignored his military's full responsibility complicit with Washington, systematically breaching Minsk ceasefire terms.

Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov responded saying Russia "see(s) no need to repeat that such unfounded accusations without any specifics or any evidence, to put it mildly, do not contribute to anything positive here."

Repeated accusations of "Russian aggression" in Ukraine are baseless - some of the most outlandish propaganda in modern times exceeding anything during Cold War years.

A US-created state of war exists in Ukraine. On Thursday, NATO foreign ministers expressed their firm support for Kiev - ignoring its coup d'etat regime waging war on its own people.

They continued turning a blind eye to Moscow's all-out efforts for peaceful conflict resolution. They outrageously demand Russia "cease its (nonexistent) destabilization of eastern Ukraine."

US-installed NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg regurgitates what Washington orders him to say.

He ignored ongoing Kiev low-level aggression in Donbass, including against residential neighborhoods.

He outrageous pointed fingers the wrong way claiming "an increase in ceasefire violations, primarily by the separatists, continued Russian support for them, and the continued obstruction of the work of OSCE monitor."

False on all counts - willful Big Lies in support of Washington's imperial project to crush democracy in Donbass, harden fascist rule, and use Ukraine as a pretext to bash Russia irresponsibly risking direct confrontation.

Stoltenberg expressed full NATO support for Kiev's Nazi-infested coup d'etat regime. "Our partnership is strong and getting stronger," he blustered.

On May 14, Ukrainian state-controlled media reported fugitive former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashviki head of Poroshenko's so-called International Advisory Council for Reforms to solidify repressive fascist rule more than already.

Saakashvili is a US neocon favorite. In Georgia, he's a wanted man. His assets were frozen by court order.

He faces corruption and other criminal charges. An international warrant was issued for his arrest. An Interpol Red Notice was served against him.

He'd been living comfortably in New York. In February, Poroshenko appointed him a non-staff advisor.

Despite a Ukraine/Georgia extradition agreement, he’s granted safe haven status in Kiev.

In August 2008, he was complicit with Washington in attacking South Ossetia. Russia was irresponsibly blamed for intervening to protect its own citizens - after hundreds were ruthlessly slaughtered.

A 2010 Independent Fact Finding Mission Report ruled Saakashvili responsible for naked aggression.

He's militantly anti-Russian. So is neocon US Senator John McCain. Poroshenko asked him to join Saakashvili and others on his so-called International Advisory Council - a cover initiative unrelated to responsible reform.

McCain said he's unsure whether Senate rule permit his involvement. They favor all anti-Russian initiatives - the more outlandish the better.

Stoltenberg said US-dominated NATO will send increasing numbers of so-called advisors to "strengthen Ukraine's ability to defend itself" - despite having no enemies except ones it invents.

Low-level dirty war against Donbass continues - to be revved up to full-scale at Obama's discretion. Rogue states operate this way. Washington and Kiev partner in high crimes against peace.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at [email protected] 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 

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Ukraine's Poroshenko Wants Russians Interned in Prison Camps

by Stephen Lendman

Ukraine is a US-installed Nazi-infested fascist police state - waging war on its own people.

Criticizing regime policy is strictly forbidden. Anyone opposing state policies is targeted for elimination - by imprisonment or cold-blooded murder.

Free and open media don't exist. Authorities want only their own views disseminated. Reporting hard truths on issues mattering most is criminalized. 

Journalists are murdered for doing their job responsibly. Western governments support what demands condemnation. Western media ignore what demands headlines.

Kiev fascists operate extrajudicially. Poroshenko and supportive lunatics proposed "On legal regime of martial law" legislation.

It mandates extrajudicial concentration camp internment and/or "forced relocation of the citizens of a foreign country who threaten or undertake aggression towards Ukraine."

In January, Kiev's parliament declared Russia an "aggressor state." It called on UN authorities to disenfranchise Russia as a Member State. Some MPs wanted Poroshenko to declare war.

The measure urged the world community to designate the democratic Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics as "terrorist organizations."

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister/State Secretary Grigory Karasin called Kiev's action "absolutely irresponsible…a thoughtless act designed to impede advancement to much needed compromise in Ukraine."

Millions of Russian citizens residing in Ukraine are more at risk than any time since WW II.

On May 12, Poroshenko's measure passed - police state terror by any standard, ignored by Western leaders and media. 

Besides authorizing internment of foreign nationals and/or forced relocation, it permits:

  • extrajudicial confiscation of private property;

  • mandates state control over mass media;

  • prohibits anti-regime protests, demonstrations, rallies, marches or other public gatherings; 

  • bans opposition parties and media "acting against Ukraine's independence;" and

  • requires forced labor for all working-aged Ukrainians not currently performing military service.

Martial law may follow at Poroshenko's discretion with parliamentary rubber-stamp approval.

Ukraine increasingly resembles Nazi Germany. Perhaps its own version of Hitler's Nuremberg laws may follow.

They institutionalized violence and solidified despotic rule. Enemies of the state included communists, Jews, trade unionists, social democrats, gypsies, homosexuals and anyone against Nazi governance.

Aryans alone were entitled to citizenship. Others were designated state subjects with no rights whatever.

Death camps followed. So did WW II. Does WW III loom?

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at [email protected] 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 

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Ukraine Commemorates V-Day by Waging War and Honoring Nazi Criminals

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7,000 civilians killed in east Ukraine: Poroshenko

Nearly 7,000 civilians have lost their lives in the year-long war in eastern Ukraine between government troops and pro-Russian forces, Ukraine's president says.

More than 1,000 people also remained unaccounted for and 1,657 Ukrainian troops died in combat, added Petro Poroshenko in an address before the parliament on Friday.

President Poroshenko's figures mark a sharp upward revision compared to the latest estimate provided by the United Nation, which had suggested a tally of about 6,100 dead people.

The peace deal remained the only solution in place for bringing back stability to eastern Ukraine, Poroshenko noted.

“This has enabled some degree of de-escalation in the conflict,” he added. “Every day in which nobody dies is like a feast day for me.”

In the latest development, however, Ukrainian military spokesperson Andriy Lysenko said on Friday that two servicemen had been killed and 26 others injured on Thursday.

Ukraine’s warring sides reached a truce deal, though a shaky one, dubbed Minsk II, at a summit attended by the leaders of Russia, France, and Germany in the Belarusian capital city of Minsk on February 11 and 12. The agreement introduced measures such as a ceasefire, which commenced on February 15, the pullout of heavy weapons, and constitutional reform in Ukraine by the end of the year.

The peace deal has dampened much of the fighting in Ukraine's volatile provinces but failed to halt regular violence at key hotspots.

Donetsk and Luhansk, the two mainly Russian-speaking regions, have witnessed deadly clashes between pro-Moscow forces and the Ukrainian army since Kiev launched military operations in April 2014 to crush pro-Russians there.

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Ukraine: A US-Supported Fascist Cancer in Europe’s Heartland

Ukraine: A US-Supported Fascist Cancer in Europe's Heartland

by Stephen Lendman

As Russia and leaders from dozens of other countries prepare to celebrate Victory in Europe on May 9 in Moscow, the defeated scourge again threatens regional peace and stability - courtesy of US-installed and supported Ukrainian Nazi thugs.

They celebrated May 2 as Victory Day - the infamous year ago day when Kiev-unleashed Right Sector Nazi thugs murdered hundreds of anti-regime Odessans wanting to live free from the scourge of fascism.

City police did nothing while they shot, bludgeoned, strangled, hacked to death with axes, and threw defenseless victims from windows of Odessa's Trade Union House building where they sought sanctuary in vain.

Right Sector thugs awaited them inside for a well-planned mass murder operation ordered by Kiev, OK'd by Washington.

Ukraine's Nazi-controlled Svoboda party outrageously said the following:

"May 2, 2014 was a historic day for Odessa. Odessans bravely repulsed Kremlin gangs and their local leaders, thus protecting the city from the arrival of the 'Russian world.' "

"This day was decisive in the months-long stand off between the members of Odessa Maidan and the anti-government and staunchly pro-Moscow Anti-Maidan." 

"It culminated in Ukrainian victory and the beginning of a new page in the history of the city."

Svoboda proclaimed May 2 as a "day of victory over the Kremlin terrorists groups, the day of purification from the Kremlin infection."

"This day is a proud page in the history of the city." 

Washington is in bed with some of the world's most ruthless elements - including monarchal and other despots, Nazis, takfiri terrorists, and virtually any outlaw groups and individuals willing to do its dirty work.

US imperial ruthlessness menaces humanity worldwide. It assures endless wars, genocidal slaughter, mass destruction and unspeakable human misery.

It passes under the radar of a complicit media ignoring what demands daily headlines. Presstitution triumphs over legitimate journalism. 

State-sponsored propaganda substitutes for reporting hard truths on issues mattering most.

Ukraine is in the eye of the storm. Irresponsible Russia bashing remains intense.

Last Thursday, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf outrageously accused Moscow of "a lot of lip service…about its Minsk commitments but not a lot of action."

Asked about the year ago Odessa massacre, she ducked  explaining Kiev's responsibility complicit with Washington.

She called the anniversary "important…not to lose sight of the bigger picture in Ukraine and that the fact that Russia's 'aggression' has left more than 6,000 people dead and displaced at least a million more."

It bears repeating what previous articles stressed. Russia is the continent's leading peace and stability proponent.

America threatens world peace. It bears full responsibility for Ukrainian crisis conditions - for dirty war without mercy against Donbass civilians, for last May's Odessa massacre murdering hundreds in cold blood.

Don't expect any US official to explain. They're complicit in the highest of high crimes. 

Blaming Russia irresponsibly is cover for their own criminality - on an unprecedented worsening global scale.

The Donetsk People's Republic Prime Minister Denis Pushilin accused Kiev's "overseas sponsors" (mainly Washington) of helping their puppet regime continue waging war on Donbass.

Poroshenko refuses to observe Minsk ceasefire terms. He ignores them entirely. He's preparing for escalated war.

"We are ready for any turn of events, but we will do the utmost to solve the situation at the negotiating table," Pushilin explained.

Fascist regimes don't negotiate. They demand. Kiev and its US puppet master want unconditional Donbass surrender.

They want nationwide fascist rule. They deplore democratic rights. They'll continue waging dirty war to eliminate them entirely nationwide. Expect lots more death and destruction ahead.

Moscow expressed concern about blatant Kiev Minsk breaches - especially recent heavy shelling of Donetsk.

According to DPR officials, residential areas were targeted. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov urged OSCE chairman Ivica Dacic to intervene responsibly to halt Kiev aggression.

Moscow's Foreign Ministry wants OSCE monitors to "demand that Kiev immediately stop a flagrant violation of the Minsk agreements."

Donetsk Mayor Igor Martynov said residential buildings and a school were struck.

OSCE's Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) is expected to visit the targeted area on Sunday to assess what happened.

Its latest report explained deteriorating conditions "involving live fire (by Ukrainian forces) near and at SMM patrols."

It bears repeating what previous articles explained. Minsk was dead on arrival.

Washington demands continued dirty war without mercy. Expect escalation at Obama's discretion. 

Potentially targeting Russia belligerently looms. US forces are readying for confrontation. Will WW III follow?

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at [email protected] 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 

Listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network.


It airs three times weekly: live on Sundays at 1PM Central time plus two prerecorded archived programs. 

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The Scourge of Nazism in Ukraine

by Stephen Lendman

What millions died for to defeat during WW II is now resurgent in Europe's heartland.

Fascist lunatics in Washington installed overt Nazis to run their newest client state. They're taking full advantage.

They're waging naked aggression on Donbass - at present low-level ahead of renewing it full-blown.

Hundreds of US combat troops (trained killers) are working directly with Kiev's Nazi-infested National Guard and other extremist groups - teaching them the fine art of murder.

Perhaps planning to join them in battle when hostilities resume full-blown - maybe with supportive US terror-bombing.

Kiev Nazis want all opposition elements eliminated - either killed, imprisoned, disappeared or deported.

They want unchallenged control. The Saker reports they created a database of "separatists (and) militants, etc." 

It's called "(i)information for law enforcement authorities and special services about pro-Russian terrorists, separatists, mercenaries, war criminals, and murderers."

Anyone opposing fascist rule risks being eliminated one way or another.

Nazis under Hitler were notorious for radicalized torchlight parades - complete with chilling slogans and symbols. 

In January, thousands of Ukrainian ultranationalists paraded in Kiev. They celebrated Nazi collabortor/mass murderer Stepan Bandera's 106th birthday.

At the time, Czech President Milos Zeman was horrified. "There is something wrong with Ukraine," he said.

"Yesterday evening I was browsing the Internet and discovered a video showing the demonstration on Kiev's Maidan on January 1."

"These demonstrators carried portraits of Stepan Bandera, which reminded me of Reinhard Heydrich" - Gestapo head and key holocaust architect.

"The parade itself was organized similar to Nazi torchlight parades, where participants shouted the slogan: ‘Death to the Poles, Jews and communists without mercy,' " Zeman explained.

Ukrainian fascists consider Bandera a national hero. He was a vicious mass murderer.

Russia's Foreign Ministry Commissioner for Human Rights Konstantin Dolgov calls reemergent Nazism in Ukraine a European threat.

"Torchlit marches in Ukraine demonstrate that it is continuing to move along the path of the Nazis," he stressed - with full US support and encouragement.

They were at it again in Odessa. They marched to commemorate Maxim Chaika's death - ultranationalist Blood and Honor group leader. He died during a 2009 street fight.

Around 200 overt Nazis were involved - marching while shouting racist/anti-communist/anti-Russian/ultranationalist slogans.

"The White man is for the Great Ukraine," they chanted. "One race, one nation, one homeland."

"Glory to Ukraine - the glory of heroes!" "Hang the commies." Odessan police accompanied marchers to protect them. 

Participants evoked memories of May 2, 2014 when Right Sector Nazi thugs murdered hundreds of Odessans in cold blood. 

They remain unaccountable for appalling high crimes. So-called investigation into what happened whitewashed them.

State-sponsored mass murder in Ukraine is considered OK. Anyone wanting democratic freedoms is vulnerable.

Truth-telling journalists risk imprisonment or death. Nazi-infested fascist regimes tolerate no opposition.

Last week, Normandy Four foreign ministers called for ending fighting in Donbass.

Washington bears full responsibility. Its Ukrainian proxies share it. Germany and France have done nothing to halt it.

Russia alone continues going all-out to end it - impossible given Obama's rage for war.

Last Thursday, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said "(t)he United States and its allies have crossed all possible lines in their drive to bring Kiev into their orbit." 

"That could not have failed to trigger our reaction. Aiming at complete dominance, Washington stopped taking into account the interests of other countries and respect for international law."

On April 16, addressing Moscow's fourth International Security Conference, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said it's "impossible to resolve the conflict in Ukraine by military force."

"(T)here is no reasonable alternative to peacefully settling the domestic Ukrainian crisis (than) on the basis of full and unconditional compliance with" February 12 agreed on ceasefire terms.

He hopes Western officials will "force authorities in Kiev to scrap destructive policies aimed at glorifying the Nazis and persecuting those who saved Europe from" its scourge.

As long as fascist neocons run things in Washington, chances for world peace are nil. Expect endless wars to continue - perhaps with nuclear weapons able to end life on earth.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at [email protected] 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 

Listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network.


It airs three times weekly: live on Sundays at 1PM Central time plus two prerecorded archived programs. 

Reign of Terror in Ukraine

Reign of Terror in Ukraine

by Stephen Lendman

Obama's fascist Ukrainian friends are ruthless. They're dangerous/unscrupulous gangster thugs systematically abolishing personal freedoms.

Try finding a single major Western media report explaining Kiev regime lawlessness - and the ominous threat it poses. None exist. What demands denunciation gets scoundrel media support.

On the one hand, Ukrainian officials are actively readying for renewed full-scale aggression on Donbass - with full US support and encouragement, including heavy weapons and munitions supplied.

On the other, they're reigning terror on anyone opposing their ruthless rule - courageous individuals demanding democratic rights.

Obama and Kiev officials partner in high crimes. One rogue state supports another. Both countries are fascist police states - with laws abolishing personal freedoms.

Last May, Right Sector thugs massacred hundreds of Odessans in cold blood unaccountably. They're at it again.

Residents rallying against dire economic conditions, force-fed austerity, unaffordable gas prices, and lost freedoms were harassed, threatened, kidnapped, and taken to an unknown location.

One protester spoke for others saying "(w)e came here to a peaceful rally in support of initiatives to strengthen local self-government, including initiating 'Porto-Franco' " free trade zone status.

Odessan taxes go to Kiev. Local socio-economic needs are largely ignored.

"We wanted to tell (Ukranian) officials that we will not allow lawlessness and require them to fulfill their duty before the people," another protester said.

Fascist thugs challenged peaceful demonstrators - kidnapping over 50. Their whereabouts remains unknown.

Based on notorious Kiev practices, they're likely being brutalized in confinement. Perhaps some were killed.

The Ukrainian web site Khvylya controlled by state authorities openly calls for imprisoning or deporting pro-Russian supporters.

It separately urged killing Russian journalists in Donbass. Nazi-infested fascist regimes operate this way. 

Illegitimate Ukrainian governance is a cancer in Europe's heartland - fully supported by Washington, rogue EU partners, and go-along media scoundrels ignoring Kiev's worst crimes.

They include assassinating political opponents. In recent weeks, seven high-profile "suicides" were reported - state-sponsored murder by any standard.

Zaporozhzhye regional governor/former ruling Party of Regions member Alexander Peklushenko was the most recent victim last month.

The Nazi-infested internal affairs ministry reported his death as follows:

"Alexander Peklushenko committed suicide at his home in the village of Solnechnoye. At the moment the investigative team is working on the scene."

Fact: Cold-blooded state-sponsored murder in Ukraine is called "suicide" to conceal criminality.

Another former ruling Party of Regions/State Property Fund head, Mikhail Chechetov, was reported dead after mysteriously falling from his apartment window - on the same day as Boris Nemtsov's murder.

Other eliminated former Ukrainian officials included:

  • Nicholai Sergienko: former deputy "Ukrzaliznytsia" head;

  • Nikolai Kolesnik: former Kharkov (Ukraine's second largest city) regional council head;

  • Sergey Valter: former Melitopol mayor;

  • Sergey Bordyuga: Melitopol deputy chief of police; and

  • Stanislav Melnik: former MP.

Political assassinations reflect official Kiev policy. Thousands of others are lawlessly imprisoned under horrific gulag conditions. 

Unknown numbers perish during confinement. Some just disappear.

On Thursday, prominent anti-regime journalist Oles Buzina was murdered in Kiev - the latest political assassination.

He supported legitimate/ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. He was shot to death near his apartment building in central Kiev.

Witnesses said two men wearing masks fled the scene in a Ford Focus car with either Latvian or Belarusian license plates.

Buzina was a journalist/writer/TV host/known Poroshenko regime critic.

On April 13, journalist Sergei Sukhobok was murdered. He co-founded the online sites Obkom and ProUA - critical of fascist rule.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova explained ongoing political purges in Ukraine, saying:

"It is scary because none of the leaders in the EU will take notice that, day after day politicians are being killed in Ukraine." 

"Let’s try and find at least 20 tweets of foreign ministers of Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Sweden, the UK, Canada, USA, and Australia, representatives of the OSCE, EU and NATO expressing concern over the killing of Ukrainian politician and condemning the situation in Ukraine."

On Wednesday, former MP/regime critic Oleh kalashnikov was murdered in Kiev. He was found shot to death near his residence.

Konstantin Kosachev heads the Commonwealth of Independent States Federal Agency.

He urged Western leaders to "pay attention to the political killings in Ukraine instead of the rhetoric of sanctions against Russia."

Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov blamed Kiev for political murders.

He denounced Western leaders, saying "because of your support in Ukraine there are political murders, terror taking place against political opponents, and all the people." 

"What else should these Nazis do, for you to finally understand and be aware of your responsibility for what is happening now in Ukraine."

It bears repeating. US-installed/Nazi-infested Kiev thugs threaten their own people and European peace. 

It's more fragile today than at any time since events preceding WW II.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at [email protected] 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

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The victims were people of various nationalities from all walks of life, whose untimely demise represents an escalation that will almost certainly lead to a wider internationalization of the civil war in Ukraine, which threatens to further deteriorate relations between Russia and the United States.

Ukraine’s war has polarized ethnic Ukrainians living in agricultural west of the country who favor integration into the European Union’s orbit, and those in the Russian-speaking industrialized southeast of the country who either support greater autonomy from Kiev or a peaceful integration into the Russian Federation following the example of Crimea.

Easterners opposed the toppling of former President Viktor Yanukovich in February, which gave rise to an unelected government in Kiev that remains heavily under the influence of ultra-nationalist rightwing groups known for their pejorative anti-Russian viewpoints.

Once seizing power earlier this year, the authorities in Kiev hastily attempted to pass laws against the official use of the Russian language throughout the country, stoking outrage from eastern Ukrainians that culturally and linguistically identify themselves as Russian.

Citizens of the east protested in mass numbers against the new authorities in Kiev and occupied public buildings, spurred on by the fear of living under an ultra-nationalist dominated government that would stigmatize the country’s ethnic Russian minority. Demonstrators called for greater autonomy for their regions.

Instead of easing fears through dialogue and trust building, Kiev labeled demonstrators as ‘terrorists’ and launched a large-scale military operation against the restive eastern regions to put down popular opposition to the new regime’s usurpation of power. Militias formed in the east to defend the rebel provinces, giving rise to the armed struggle that continues today.

In the course of Kiev’s military operation, the Ukrainian authorities have blockaded and cut electricity supplies to populated cities while shelling and launching rockets into populated residential areas, resulting in at least 250 civilian deaths since June, according to the OSCE’s Special Monitoring Mission. Half a million Ukrainians have become refugees according to UN estimates.

Enter MH17. It is in such an antagonistic political atmosphere that both sides immediately assigned blame to one another for downing the aircraft. Before any rudimentary investigation could take place, Kiev and their backers in Washington straightaway took to blaming the rebels, and by extension, the Russian government, which they accuse of aiding the separatist fighters.

After the unprecedented disappearance of MH370 four months ago, news of a second downed airliner stung with shock and disbelief. The overwhelming concern of Malaysians remains to ensure the safe return of casualties for a proper burial, rather than accusing any side of culpability.

Prime Minister Najib Razak, whose step-grandmother was among those who perished onboard MH17, has been widely perceived as serving a more direct role in handling the disaster from the onset, as he addressed the nation in the hours following the loss of the aircraft.

While media publications and political figures in western capitals hurled accusatory rhetoric from the onset, it is by virtue of Malaysia’s prudent neutrality that the administration in Putrajaya succeeded in brokering a deal with Ukrainian rebel forces that secured the surrender of MH17’s black boxes.

Najib is said to have personally conducted a series of secret telephone calls with Alexander Borodai, the self-styled Prime Minister of the Donetsk People's Republic, an entity that has declared independence from Ukraine but has not been recognized by any foreign country.

Though a great deal of international pressure was placed on Ukraine’s rebels to provide access to the crash site and surrender the black boxes, sources claim that Borodai would only agree to releasing the bodies and block boxes to Malaysia, whose officials would then transfer the material to the Netherlands.

Putrajaya’s ability to broker a deal with the Ukrainian rebels has indeed yielded noteworthy success for Najib, who has demonstrated decisive leadership in the face of an unmitigated disaster to secure the best possible outcome.

The example set by the Malaysian leadership must be reflected upon in Kiev, which has been reluctant to negotiate with rebels in the east, opting instead for a bloody military campaign that has wrought great human cost and served to push the embattled region further into Moscow’s corner.

As world powers exchange accusations, it is important at this point to acknowledge that until an objective international investigation can be undertaken, any figure attempting to assign responsibility for this heinous crime onto one side or the other without verifiable evidence is only expressing speculation, not facts.

While top representatives in Washington and Kiev accused Russia from the start, they have failed to provide any forensic evidence that can be scrutinized, relying thus far on clips that have appeared on YouTube and social media.

Russian defense officials have responded by releasing military monitoring data and satellite images that disprove the initial claims made by Kiev. Moscow claims that there is evidence to show that a Ukrainian fighter jet tailed the Boeing aircraft prior to its disappearance.

Satellite images also show Kiev deployed several surface-to-air-missile systems near rebel held-territory, and the Russian military claims to have detected radiation from the missile battery’s radar that was active at the time when the plane came down.

Defense officials have also noted that MH17 took a route some 200km to the north of the trajectories that other Malaysian Airlines flights had used in previous days that led it to fly over the troubled Donetsk region, into the heart of rebel-held territory.

BCC has reported that the Ukrainian secret service has taken the unusual move of confiscating the recording between air traffic control and the doomed aircraft. Such information would be needed to establish culpability and identify whether Ukrainian air traffic control directed the aircraft into the zone where it was shot down.

Rebel forces fighting in eastern Ukraine have succeed in shooting down military aircraft in the days preceding the MH17 disaster, though most analysts agree that the rebels would not have the capacity to strike a civilian passenger aircraft traveling at normal cruising altitude using the man-portable air defense systems that they are known to possess.

As of yet, there is no conclusive evidence that has surfaced to prove that rebels possess the kind of surface-to-air missile systems needed to take down a commercial airliner, and there is also nothing to verifiably substantiate the claim that Russia has supplied this technology to rebel fighters or assisted them in operating it.

When an international investigation panel is formed, it must demand that Ukrainian authorities release recordings between air traffic control and the Malaysian plane, in addition to the raw military radar data and tracking information needed to ascertain the movements of Ukrainian warplanes and the activity of any surface-to-air missile systems that the country possesses.

As voices in western capitals condemn Moscow in unison, the fact remains that Russia is the only country that has made available detailed forensic evidence for international investigators to scrutinize. An impartial and independent investigation into the calamity that befell Flight MH17 must be undertaken before any blame is assigned.

This article appeared in the July 25, 2014 print edition of The Malaysian Reserve newspaper. 

Nile Bowie is a columnist with Russia Today, and a research affiliate with the International Movement for a Just World (JUST), an NGO based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He can be reached at [email protected].

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by Stephen Lendman

Eastern Ukrainian freedom fighters aren't quitting. They reject Kiev putschists. 

They deplore fascist governance. They want fundamental democratic rights everyone deserves.

So do Maidan activists. Nonviolent ones. Thousands. On Sunday, they convened a People's Veche (assembly).

The first in two months. In Kiev's Independence Square. Thousands participated. To decide whether to continue tent city activism.

"We are not going to go away," they said. They're watching president-elect Poroshenko. They'll give him a month to deliver on promises made.

On Sunday, activists spoke publicly. They said they protested "to change the system of power." They saw "no changes so far. 
Maidan must stand firm until the goal is achieved," they stressed.

They passed a manifesto. It says "Maidan will not be dissolved until all (their) demands are met."

They include:

  • "punishing criminals, lustration, a package of laws to change the structure of power bodies, punishing those involved in the killings and torture of activists,

  • changing the structure of Maidan;

  • developing a system for dialogue with the authorities," and

  • including Maidan activists in municipal police.

Where this goes remains to be seen. What's ongoing is encouraging. Perhaps growing numbers of Western Ukrainians will join their Eastern counterparts.

Perhaps Obama's newest imperial trophy isn't as secure as he thinks. Perhaps defeat will be snatched from the jaws of victory. 

Perhaps the battle for Ukraine's soul looks more promising than earlier thought. The fullness of time will tell. 

Eastern Ukrainian fighting continues. On May 31, Itar Tass headlined "Ukraine forces resume massive shelling on Semenovka near east Ukraine's Slavyansk."

Sirens warned area residents. Gunfire was heard. Heavy shelling began Friday evening.

Intensive mortar and howitzer fire lasted hours. On Saturday, center city was attacked.

Residential areas were targeted. Revolution and Lenin Street houses were partly destroyed.

On June 1, Itar Tass headlined "Six killed as self-defense forces come under attack at Donetsk airport."

According to Donetsk People's Republic's (DPR) press office:

"During an attempt to take away the bodies of self-defense militiamen, the Ukrainian army fired at an ambulance and self-defense fighters, killing six people."

Ukrainian forces killed dozens of self-defense fighters and civilians. They did so in battles for Donetsk's international airport.

Regime snipers target anything that moves. Civilians are fair game. They're as vulnerable as freedom fighters.

According to DPR Prime Minister Alexander Borodai:

They "continue to be killed every day. No one can give exact figures because access to the airport area is now impossible." 

"We still can’t take away all the bodies and give the exact figure of how many people were killed."

On June 1, Voice of Russia (VOR) headlined "Chinese military official speaks of need to stop punitive operation against civilians in east Ukraine."

Russia's Defense Ministry press service was quoted saying:

"During the discussion of topical international security problems, separate attention was paid to the situation in Ukraine." 

"The head of the Chinese delegation expressed support for the Russian position and voiced serious concern about the developments in Southeastern Ukraine stressing the importance of stopping Kiev's punitive operation against civilians."

According to China's Deputy Foreign Minister Cheng Guopin:

"Concerning the ongoing violence in Ukraine, I think this is the result of the toppling of the legitimate authorities of this country in the course of disturbances and provocations staged on Maidan." 

"This is the direct cause of the crisis." So is interventionist Western policy, he added.

He stressed "(e)xternal influence, primarily, that of the United States and Western countries which are trying for force Ukraine to follow the(ir) development path…"

"This has an extremely negative effect on the stability and economic development of Ukraine."

"The Ukrainian issue is an internal affair of Ukraine, which needs to be resolved by the Ukrainians themselves." 

"We are opposed to any forms of external interference." Cheng called sanctions on Russia counterproductive. Destabilizing.

"We believe (they're) unable to help resolve the Ukrainian crisis" responsibly, he added. They make crisis conditions worse.

China "is ready to play a constructive role in the cause of resolving the Ukrainian issue by political methods based on the principles of objectivity and justice and in compliance with international law."

"(D)omestic affairs in Ukraine should be settled by the Ukrainian people" alone. "The legitimate interests of all peoples in Ukraine should be respected."

Resolving crisis conditions should "meet the just, legitimate and reasonable demands of the parties comprehensively, in a balanced way and in full measure."

"(O)n the basis of law and order." Without no outside interference.

On June 1, VOR headlined "US/NATO/EU nazi thugs continue killing Ukrainians."

Noncombatant civilians as well as freedom fighters. In cold blood. With impunity. With full Western support.

According to VOR:

America's "foreign policy establishment" is mindless of other people's interests.

Washington's "backed armed coup d'etat in Ukraine (took) this egregious inexcusable ignorance to the next level…"

Ukraine "show(ed) the world that not only is the US completely out of touch with the peoples of the world but in fact has proven to anyone who may have had a doubt that the US not only has no interest in the people being affected and killed by its policies but in fact is completely contemptuous of anyone that is not of use to their waning empire."

Junta power runs Ukraine. War without mercy rages. Calling it an "anti-terror operation" doesn't wash.

It's to institutionalize what growing numbers of Ukrainians reject. Imagine shelling residential areas.

Imagine targeting apartment buildings, hospitals, daycare centers and schools.

Imagine indiscriminate bombing runs. Imagine shooting anything that moves. 

Imagine dead women and children. Imagine US-supported fascist ruthlessness. 

Imagine ongoing atrocities. Imagine media scoundrels ignoring them. 

Imagine propaganda substituting for real news and information. Imagine supporting what demands condemnation.

Imagine lawless aggression without mercy. Imagine bashing Russia irresponsibly. 

Imagine risking possible East/West confrontation. Lunatics infesting Washington make it possible.

So does rogue administration policy. Bipartisan complicity. Criminals making policy.

Imperial madness writ large. War on humanity persist. Risking eventual mass annihilation. 

It bears repeating what previous articles stressed. Today is the most perilous time in world history.

Daily events should scare everyone. Wars rage without end. Popular needs go begging.

Today's upside reality threatens everyone. Criminality is rewarded, not punished.

One country after another is ravaged and destroyed. Wars are the national pastime. 

Maybe until all nations are turned to rubble. Until societies no longer exist. 

Until roaches and bacteria alone remain. Until it's too late to change things.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at [email protected] 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."


Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 

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War on Fundamental Rights in Ukraine

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by Stephen Lendman

Previous articles called it war without mercy. This writer's new book as editor and contributor explains the most significant post-WW II geopolitical crisis. 

Escalating it risks global conflict. Obama bears full responsibility. Washington stops at nothing to advance its imperium.

Imagine the unthinkable. John Pilger fears Washington "threaten(s) to take the world to war."

"We in the west are backing neo-Nazis in a country where Ukrainian Nazis backed Hitler," he said.

"(A) silent coup has taken place in Washington and rampant militarism now rules."

Ukraine is "a CIA theme park." Its operatives oversee "savage attacks" against Ukrainians wanting to live free.

"Add the risk of nuclear war," said Pilger. Neocons infesting Washington make the unthinkable possible.

Perhaps Eastern Ukrainian war without mercy is prelude for East/West confrontation. It rages. Civilians are fair game. They're being murdered in cold blood.

Not according to State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki. She called fascist aggression "restraint."

Kiev has "every right to take steps to maintain law and order," she said.

"(W)e commend and continue to commend the Ukrainian government's restraint and efforts to limit damage and injury to the civilian population."

Psaki blamed Kiev's crimes of war and against humanity on Eastern Ukrainian freedom fighting victims.

"We have a fundamental disagreement with the Russians about what the Ukrainian government is doing and the validity of their own right to maintain calm and order in their own country," she added.

On Friday, Putin voiced concern over ongoing military aggression. He wants it stopped. He urged peaceful conflict resolution.

So did Lavrov. He called for "(m)ore effective mediation efforts…to cease violence in Ukraine and immediately start a mutually respectful dialogue…"

Slavyansk is besieged. Shelling continues. Mortars, howitzers and heavy artillery are used. Artema and Semenovka village were targeted.

Gunfire was heard near Kramatorsk airport. A Donetsk healthcare department statement said army units opened fire on Slavyansk residential areas. At least seven children were wounded.

Donetsk People's Republic leaders accused Kiev of using chemical weapons in Mariupol. They issued a statement saying:

"Kiev bears the entire responsibility not only for their state agencies' actions, but also for the actions by citizens who illegally apply means of chemical warfare."

"Armed groups controlled by Kiev used unidentified chemical weapons (earlier) while storming the City Council headquarters."

"The defenders of the City Council have left the contaminated area." 

"Many of them had their breathing systems damaged, which is likely to have consequences and probably be a danger to their lives."

The statement urged world leaders to condemn toxic choking gas use. Take comprehensive measures, it added. Isolate Kiev putschists.

They're silent about chemical weapons use. They're waging Eastern Ukrainian dirty w