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@example.com.
His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”
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