Feb 27 07:56

Russia is ready to give China more than 50% stake in the oil and gas fields

Google Translate: Dvorkovich said that the Russian government may consider the application of Beijing for a 50% stake in the project, if any, will come from Chinese partners, and political obstacles that work under such conditions he sees.

Feb 27 07:50

Is fascist America ready for total war against Russia and China?

The debate to mark the 70th anniversary of victory over fascism and the adoption of the UN Charter has recently taken part in New York. Yet, fascism as the destruction of a certain category of humans for the sake of exceptionalism of another category of humans has become the state ideology of the United States. To make matters worse, the UN does not fulfill its functions of a peacemaker.

Feb 27 07:49

War in Ukraine will continue in Europe

"I do not think that Poroshenko took part in the negotiations and signed the documents on the basis of his own position. Most likely, this was due to the influence of the real situation. In Debaltseve, by the way, the 128th Infantry Brigade was stationed. According to various sources, there was a NATO unit there too. Most likely, this urgency of the talks and Kiev's pliability were based on that. When the Ukrainian leaders see that they are about the fail, they negotiate.

"The United States did not take part in the talks directly, but the Americans expressed their position through Poroshenko, Merkel and Hollande. The word "federalism" that Poroshenko said in Munich obviously came from the United States.

Feb 27 07:48

Callsign: Arkanghel

If there was a way to arouse the Russian bear and make him lose its charm for the West, this was just put Nazism under his nose. It should be no need to mention the millions of deaths that Nazism has caused to the Russian people and to all the peoples involved in the carnage of World War II. It should not, but recent events have shown us just the opposite. We have all seen the swastikas that were flaunted with pride during the insurrection in Ukraine against the government of Viktor Yanukovych, a government that the Americans had already recognized as legitimate in the aftermath of his inauguration. We've all seen arms outstretched in the roman salute, the gangs potted glorifying Nazi Stephan Bandera. We have all witnessed the killing of helpless men and helpless women guilty of being Russians, of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Rods, sticks, chains, knives. Molotov cocktails. But even snipers who fired on the crowd.

Feb 27 07:45

Ukraine Prepares for an Attack Against Russia

The post-coup leaders of Ukraine have routinely said that Ukraine should destroy Russia; and, now, starting on February 24th, they are placing into position the key prerequisite for doing so, which is the advanced Anti-Ballistic-Missile, or ABM, system, S-300, which is described as follows by wikipedia:

“The S-300 is regarded as one of the most potent anti-aircraft missile systems currently fielded.[3] Its radars have the ability to simultaneously track up to 100 targets while engaging up to 12/24/36 targets. The S-300 deployment time is five minutes.[3] The S-300 missiles are sealed rounds and require no maintenance over their lifetime. An evolved version of the S-300 system is the S-400 (NATO reporting name SA-21 Growler), which entered limited service in 2004.”

Feb 27 07:36

BEX ALERT - In Midst of War, Ukraine Becomes Gateway for Jihad

“OUR BROTHERS ARE there,” Khalid said when he heard I was going to Ukraine.

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"ISIS is in Eastern Ukraine! ISIS is in Eastern Ukraine! We just HAVE to invade now. We just HAVE to!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

And I did tell you this piece of propaganda was going to happen sooner or later.

Feb 27 07:34

Ukraine Culture Ministry Bans Staff Use of .ru Domain Mail

Ukraine’s Ministry of Culture has banned staff from using Russian ru. domain e-mails or file-exchange networks, it said on Thursday, announcing that the prohibition "aims to stop confidential data leakage".

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"We'll use the American systems. THAT will keep our data safe!!!" -- President Chocolate

Feb 27 07:33

Alarming Currency Devaluation Provokes Consumer Panic in Ukraine

The rapid devaluation of the hryvnia has triggered a panic amongst Ukrainian consumers, prompting people to “storm” supermarkets and pharmacies.

The Ukrainian currency has already lost 70 percent of its value, triggering a “consumer panic” in the country. Ukrainians are stockpiling food and medicine, scouring the shelves for sugar, cooking oil, flour, canned products, cakes and frozen chickens. Most of these products have already disappeared from Ukrainian stores.

Feb 27 07:31

France Threatens More Russia Sanctions If Ukraine Rebels Move on Mariupol

Moscow would face more EU sanctions if pro-Russia separatists attack the Ukrainian port of Mariupol, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Wednesday, potentially opening a corridor to the south, including the annexed Crimean peninsula.

Feb 27 07:31

Canada Quietly Tiptoeing into Ukraine Civil War

As debate over Canada’s role in the latest Iraq war rages, Ottawa is quietly being drawn into a second, more dangerous, conflict.

That second war is in Ukraine. The U.S. and Britain are sending military advisers there to help Ukraine’s embattled central government fight Moscow-backed secessionists. Defence Minister Jason Kenney says Canada might do the same.

Kenney told both Global News and the CBC that any Canadian soldiers in Ukraine would stay far away from the fighting.

This, of course, is the same assurance that the government gave last fall when it dispatched 69 commandos to advise Kurdish troops in Iraq. As it turned out, those advisers did end up under fire on the front lines.

Feb 27 07:30

BEX ALERT - BBC: Response to NATO Parade on Russia Border Shows Moscow Is Gunning for Baltics

The fact Russia responded to multi-national NATO parade 300 yards from its border and 100 miles from its former capital Saint Petersburg shows that the Baltics may be "next target for Kremlin land-grab"

Feb 27 07:07

Russian humanitarian aid convoy sets off to Donbas

. A 16th truck convoy of the Russian Emergencies Ministry loaded with humanitarian aid has started off for war-torn Donbas, Oleg Voronov, the deputy chief of the ministry’s National Centre for Crisis Management, told TASS on Friday.

"At 04.00 a.m. Moscow Time over 170 trucks have left the Donskoy rescue centre [in the Russian southern Rostov region] and started moving towards the Russian border," Voronov said.

The trucks are due to deliver about 1,800 humanitarian cargoes to residents of the embattled Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Foodstuffs - canned meat, fish and dairy products, sugar, semolina, rice and buckwheat - constitute 80% of the relief aid, along with medicines, daily necessities, books and course books for school and college students in Donbas.

Feb 27 07:07

Washington fails to make up global anti-Russian coalition — Russia's foreign minister

Washington’s attempts to create a global anti-Russian coalition have failed, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday.

"Washington has failed to make up a global anti-Russian coalition," Lavrov said at the Foreign Ministry’s Diplomatic Academy.

"We are engaged in a dialogue with the majority of the countries. Support of the world community for Russia’s balanced policy is growing," Lavrov said.

Lavrov said Russia will not be forced to change its foreign policy course under pressure from abroad.

Feb 27 07:06

Luhansk republic leader promises referendum on its future if Ukraine changes policies

The leader of the self-proclaimed unrecognized Luhansk People’s Republic, Igor Plotnitsky, has promised to hold a referendum on the republic’s future in case political renovations take place in Ukraine.

He said it on Thursday in an interview with Rossiya’24 news channel.

"If there is a new, overhauled Ukraine, a country that wouldn’t call Russia an aggressor and wouldn’t refer to us as separatists and terrorists, then why not?" Plotnitsky said. "We’ll hold one more referendum then and people will express their will and will tell us whom they’d like to live together with and how."

Feb 27 07:06

Russia outraged over ISIL distribution of stolen UN humanitarian aid

Russia is outraged over the reports claiming that the Islamic State distributes humanitarian aid stolen from the United Nations with the terrorist group’s logotypes, Russia’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Vladimir Safronkov told a meeting of the world organisation’s Security Council on Thursday.

"We deeply resent the reports that the Islamic State actually steals relief aid from the UN agents and then distributes it with their own logotypes," Safronkov said. "We quite understand that all legal means for supplying the civilians, who are under the terrorists’ control, with humanitarian aid should be applied but under the condition of ensuring relevant guarantees so that such incidents would never happen again."

Feb 26 14:33

Hryvnia official rate hits new low of UAH 30 to dollar

The National Bank of Ukraine at 1500 on Thursday set the hryvnia exchange rate at UAH 30.0102 to the dollar, or UAH 1.66 lower than the last historic low rate of UAH 28.3481 set by the NBU on Monday, according to the official Web site of the National Bank of Ukraine.

Since the beginning of the year the hryvnia’s official rate has fallen against the dollar by almost two times, or by UAH 14.24.

Feb 26 12:07

Russia Signs Military Deal With EU Member State

Russian navy ships will now have access to stop off at ports in Cyprus, while Moscow will continue to provide the Mediterranean country with debt relief, following an agreement by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades.

Feb 26 09:35

For propaganda & 'democracy promotion’: State Dept seeks budget to counter RT

Citing RT’s influence, Secretary of State John Kerry asked US lawmakers for more money for propaganda and “democracy promotion” programs around the world.

Feb 26 09:29

Ukraine Electricity Emergency Courtesy of Guess Who?

The rogues in Kiev, by refusing any serious diplomatic resolution of the conflict for the past nine months, but rather opting to speak with bombs and terror, have now created for its citizens a desperate situation. The country now has dramatic power outages and heating crises as severe winter sets in.

Feb 26 09:23

Vladimir Putin : NATO legions are already fighting in Ukraine (ENG SUB)

Feb 26 09:17

Former NATO Intel Officer Blames US for Ukraine Crisis

A former NATO intelligence analyst has said that the crisis in Ukraine stems from as far back as 30 years when the United States "deliberately sabotaged" relations between Europe and Russia.

Feb 26 08:09

Clashes in Kiev as anti-government protest escalates

The clashes between National Guard troops, deployed near the central metro station Arsenalnaya, and the participants of a nationalist demonstration erupted after police had arrested several protesters. Protesters are throwing Molotov cocktails at the building of the Prosecutor-General’s Office, saying that’s just a “warning signal.”

Major police and National Guard forces have been deployed to the centre of the city. The disorder has engulfed Kiev Borispol airport where a group of Ukrainian paramilitaries, calling themselves the Battalion Brotherhood, threaten to suspend air links with the EU countries. Dozens of people have been gathering near the key airport.

Feb 26 08:08

Poroshenko's Big Haul: What Exactly Did Ukraine Bring Back From the UAE?

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has come back from the UAE, and is reported to have racked up nearly 20 contracts on the supply of weaponry to Ukraine.

Feb 26 07:32

Ukraine 'starts heavy weapons withdrawal'

Ukraine's army is starting the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the front line in the east as part of a truce, the defence ministry says.

It says the pullout of 100mm calibre artillery "is the first step" and will be monitored by OSCE observers.

Pro-Russian rebels earlier said they had started withdrawing their weapons.

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Looks like Putin, Merkel, and Hollande pulled the rug out from the US war with Russia! (For now).

Feb 25 16:05

Poland likely to send military advisers to help Ukraine – defense aid

Poland may follow the UK’s lead and send military advisers to Ukraine to help train the country’s troops. An aid to the Polish defense minister says a final decision will be made in March with the number expected to be under a hundred.

Feb 25 14:18

Militia DNR reported that in the south of the Donetsk region is a tank battle

RIA Novosti. Tank battle is in the south of the village Shirokino Donetsk region, RIA Novosti reported the militia headquarters of the DNI.

The village is part of the Shirokino Novoazovskiy Donetsk region. It is located on the shores of the Sea of Azov between the cities of Mariupol (under the control of law enforcement officers) and Novoazovsk (under the control of the self-proclaimed militia Donetsk People's Republic). In the autumn the village was under the control of militias DNI, then considered neutral territory. In early February, was occupied by Ukrainian battalion

Feb 25 11:45

Ready for Nuclear War over Ukraine?

The deputy foreign minister announced that Kiev is preparing for “full-scale war” against Russia and wants the West to supply lethal weapons and training so the fight can be taken to Russia.

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So this is where WW3 will officially start!

Feb 25 11:27

Ukraine: Right Sector march against Kiev govt, saying 'we put you there'

Activists from the 'ultra-nationalist' Right Sector marched through Kiev on Wednesday to express their dissatisfaction with the current Ukrainian government a year on from the coup that saw the ex-president Viktor Yanukovych violently ousted.

Feb 25 10:19

Amid doubts, truce in Ukraine appears to largely hold

Over the weekend, the Obama administration released satellite images that it said showed the Russian army had joined the pro-Russian separatists in their efforts to encircle Debaltseve and take the city, supplying artillery systems and multiple-rocket launchers to the area. It was impossible to independently verify the grainy black-and-white satellite images posted to Twitter by the U.S. ambassador, Geoffrey Pyatt.

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Isn't that always the case?

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It is impossible to tell what is in these images, all the more so because Kiev uses Russian equipment, some of which deserted to the Eastern Ukrainian forces along with their soldiers.

This reminds me of the infamous satellite photos shown by Colin Powell which were claimed to show mobile support vehicles for chemical weapons use, which later turned out to be ordinary fire trucks!

Feb 25 09:54

Cyprus signs military deal with Russia

Cyprus on Wednesday signed a deal with Russia allowing its navy ships to make regular port calls on the island.

The deal with European Union member Cyprus, which also hosts British military bases, comes amid Russia-West tensions over Ukraine, the worst since the Cold War times.

Feb 25 09:42

Ukraine's 128th Brigade commander blamed for losing state-of-the-art US-supplied equipment

“The most scandalous is the fact that the units of the 128th Brigade abandoned the latest US counter-mortar radar which was supplied to us only recently. It was the first delivery of precision US weaponry to Ukraine. The radar was well packed, and I hope that at least they had some opportunity to use it. It was a unique, expensive weapon which they abandoned. It suggests the withdrawal was not conducted in accordance with any plans, there was no preparation for it, and the brigade commander who exited the cauldron before his soldiers who were coming out for the next two days, received the Hero of Ukraine award. If this is how one encourages the proper treatment of soldiers and toward military equipment, then what can I say?” Butusov said.

Feb 25 09:07

Ukraine Lies Are Iraq Lies All over Again

This is Iraq all over again. I'm talking about the deception of the American people about a threat that may not even exist. Iraq had its "weapons of mass destruction." Ukraine has its alleged "invasion" by Russia and threat to the rest of Eastern Europe. I busted this myth in my book Ukraine in the Crosshairs. What I found in my research is that those trying to convince us of Putin's dastardly role are lying.

In all honesty I don't know whether or not Russia has played the role it's been accused of. But I did find that those who are trying to convince us of that rely upon fabrications. I've got evidence of that.

Feb 25 09:00

Facebook frontline: Kiev calls up 'online army' amid information war

A day after Ukraine announced it is joining the information war by creating an 'online army,' the Information Policy Ministry entered into its first controversy. It has reportedly called on bloggers to create accounts to spread information useful to Kiev.

The ministry has begun accepting applications from people wanting to join the online army. Once users are registered, they reportedly receive instructions on how to proceed.

Feb 25 08:58

Cash for Gas: Russia Threatens to Shut Off Gas in Two Days for Lack of Payment; Meter Maid Called In

Last year, Russia shut off gas deliveries to Ukraine for lack of payment. Most of the flow through Ukraine goes to Europe, but Russia accused Ukraine of siphoning off gas without paying for it.

In December, Ukraine agreed to prepay for gas. The flows resumed, but a major dispute has recently arisen.

Feb 25 08:52

Vladimir Putin ordered Russian special forces to steal MH370 and secretly landed it at huge space port in Kazakhstan, claims [CNN] expert

The missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 was hijacked on the orders of Vladimir Putin and secretly landed in Kazakhstan, an expert has claimed in a wild new theory.

Jeff Wise, a U.S. science writer who spearheaded CNN's coverage of the Boeing 777-200E, has based his outlandish theory on pings that the plane gave off for seven hours after it went missing, that were recorded by British telecommunications company Inmarsat.

Feb 25 08:41

Russian sanctions create broader problems for entire EU– Cyprus president

EU sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis have neither proved effective, nor met the expectations of those who imposed them, but brought huge losses, said Cyprus President Nikos Anastasiadis ahead of a visit to Moscow.

The sanctions have not only complicated the economic situation in many European countries, but brought no prospects of peace for the Ukrainian people, said Anastasiadis in an interview to TASS.

Feb 25 08:21

U.S. military vehicles paraded 300 yards from the Russian border

U.S. military combat vehicles paraded Wednesday through an Estonian city that juts into Russia, a symbolic act that highlighted the stakes for both sides amid the worst tensions between the West and Russia since the Cold War.

Feb 25 08:20

US and British army parade 300 yards from Russia border

US army vehicles and British soldiers paraded through the streets of an Estonian city just 300 yards from the Russian border yesterday, in a display of Western unity against the encroaching threat from Moscow.

Armoured vehicles from the US Army's Second Cavalry Regiment and British troops were officially taking part in a military parade marking Estonia's Independence Day, but the choice of location was deeply symbolic.

Feb 24 15:29

Bloody safari: shoot aliens Ukrainians as animals

Google translate: Militia Donetsk People's Republic reported on the Elimination of two army outposts Kiev near Donetsk. According to Defense Minister Igor Strelkov DNR, one of the roadblocks kept people in the NATO camouflage and with foreign passports, presumably mercenaries. Although in recent months among the executioners appeared and those who do not receive money from Kiev - on the contrary, is willing to pay for the opportunity to shoot at people with impunity. Ukrainian authorities to convert the combat zone in the park extreme entertainment for foreign tourists.

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That is just a little sick.

Feb 24 14:19

Cameron has threatened Russia disconnecting from the SWIFT system at the deteriorating situation in Ukraine

Google Translate: British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Tuesday the possibility of disabling Russian banks from the SWIFT system in the event of deterioration of the situation in the Donbass.

Feb 24 14:18

Russia may refuse American Rating agencies service

Google Translate: Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak has warned that Moscow's reaction to the actions of the international rating agencies may not only verbal.

We add that the cancellation of the agreement to maintain a rating in which the issuer pays for the work the agency does not mean automatic termination of rating.

Earlier, the international rating agency Moody's downgraded the sovereign credit rating of Russia to «Ba1» with «Baa3» with a negative outlook. Thus, the country's rating dropped to "junk" level. As explained in the release of Moody's, in 2015, Russia's economy is waiting for a deep recession in 2016, the reduction will continue. The main reasons for lowering the agency points out the consequences of the Ukrainian crisis, falling oil prices, and the exchange rate.

Feb 24 13:46

E. Ukraine artillery withdrawal focus of FMs meeting – as Poroshenko buys UAE weapons

While the foreign ministers of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine were meeting in Paris to talk about the Eastern Ukraine peace settlement, it was revealed that the Ukrainian president has struck a deal on arms supplies from the UAE.

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I guess that's where a big chunk of that IMF funding went!

Feb 24 13:41

Possibility of New Anti-Russian Sanctions Increases - White House

White House Press Secretary said that the chances to impose new sanctions against Russia have increased amid continuing unrest in eastern Ukraine.

Feb 24 13:33

Western "Boots On The Ground" In Ukraine: Britain Sends 75 "Military Advisers" To Combat "Russia-Backed Aggression"

In what we believe is the first touchdown of Western 'boots-on-the-ground' in Ukraine, Britain's David Cameron stated today that British military personnel are to be deployed to Ukraine for the first time in the next few weeks to provide advice and training to government troops.

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Except that we already know that American and British English speakers have already been caught on video supporting Kiev's forces.

Feb 24 13:04

[eng subs] UAF 25th bat. "Kiev Rus" commander reveals truth about Debaltsevo cauldron

Feb 24 12:48

USA army invasion in Estonia!!! Next stop Ukraine!!!

Feb 24 12:46

80% of buildings destroyed during fighting in Debaltsevo — city mayor

A total of 80% of buildings have been destroyed during combat activities in the city of Debaltsevo in the Donetsk Region, city mayor Alexander Afendikov said Tuesday.

"Kindergartens, schools and other institutions do not work," the Donetsk news agency quoted Afendikov as saying. "The key task for us now is to restore housing, provide food and drink for people. The city has been 80% destroyed. Still, we are arranging peaceful life: we recently celebrated Pancake Week."

Feb 24 12:45

Heavy weapons pullout only in DPR and LPR — Russian envoy to joint control center

The self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics have submitted to the Joint Center for Control and Coordination schedules of heavy weapons pullout, Alexander Lentsov said

Feb 24 12:45

Kiev bans all ways into Ukraine for civilians of self-proclaimed Luhansk republic

Residents of the militia-controlled areas of east Ukraine may travel elsewhere in Ukraine only through the territory of Russia

Feb 24 12:45

CNN set for Russia broadcasting comeback — media supervisor

American cable news channel CNN is set to receive a new Russian broadcasting licence, one month after leaving the country in December, says communications supervisor Roskomnadzor.

"The licence is being finalised and could be signed this week," said Vadim Ampelonskiy, from the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media.

Feb 24 12:44

No plans to ask Russia for loan restructuring — Cyprus government

Restructuring of a 2.5-billion-euro loan Russia extended to Cyprus in 2011 is not on the agenda of upcoming talks in Moscow of Cyprian President Nikos Anastasiadis, Cyprian government spokesman Nikos Christodoulides told TASS on Tuesday.

"We are very grateful and satisfied with terms for the repayment of Russian loan," he said. Russia has recently revised the initial terms of the loan, reducing the lending interest rate from 4.5% to 2.5%, while the deadline on the main debt has been moved from 2016 to 2018-2021.

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Greece take note!

Feb 24 12:42

Why does Britain have a problem with Russia?

In recent days, the hyperbole has risen to hysteria level with senior members of the British government outdoing each other to make the most infantile, irresponsible, insolent and insulting remarks against Russia and its President, Vladimir Putin. What is Britain's problem with Russia, the country that shed rivers of blood to free Europe from Fascism?

Feb 24 12:39

A Ukrainian's Letter to John Kerry

I am a citizen of Ukraine – a poor country, located in Eastern Europe. They say that George Bush Jr. couldn’t find it on the map. Maybe that’s why the war here began only now, after Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and other countries were freed from authoritarianism and to which the great USA brought democracy and prosperity.

But our time has now come. Desperate Ukraine is becoming more and more like the good old USA of your youth – the USA of Senator Joseph McCarty, Dr. Strangelove and the war in Vietnam. Our economy is in deep crisis, the Euromaidan ‘reforms’ are bringing catastrophic success, and the army is heroically retreating before the enemy.

Feb 24 12:38

British Foreign Office Wants UK Journalist Graham Phillips out of Donbass

British journalist Graham Phillips, who became a national hero of Novorossia after being wounded near Donetsk, recently published a letter that he obtained from the British Foreign Office. «We have been alerted to a number of social media updates that have caused some to raise questions about your presence in Ukraine in a journalistic capacity. — the letter says. — Particular things that have raised concerns include being photographed while wearing military uniforms, separatist insignia, or holding firearms. We are very concerned that you may be putting yourself in danger through these types of activities which could be seen as a blurring of the line between journalism and active involvement in a conflict».

Feb 24 12:37

Crimeans' Choice Should Be Respected - Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has urged to respect the choice of the Crimean people who voted for reunification with Russia at a referendum on March 16, 2014.

"As regards the state affiliation, the people living in Crimea made their choice, it should be respected, and Russia could not have done otherwise," Putin said in an interview with the journalist Vladimir Solovyov on the Russia One television on Monday.

Feb 24 12:37

Search for 8,000 Draft Evaders Unleashed in Ukraine’s Western Region

Many of the targeted men in Ivano-Frankivsk region have left for abroad or are refusing draft notifications

Feb 24 12:36

Gazprom: Gas Supplies to Ukraine Can Stop in Two Days

Cessation of natural gas deliveries to Ukraine will jeopardize supplies to Europe

Feb 24 11:06

82% of viewers LITHUANIAN TV "RUSSIA telling the truth" (Feb 23)

February 23, during a news program, viewers were asked
"You notice that in Lithuania growing propaganda (by russia)?".
At the end of transmission leading sounded live results of
the survey: 12% answered "Yes";
6% do not notice the growth of propaganda,
82% said "This isn`t propaganda, Russia just telling the truth"

Feb 24 10:24

Three Fronts For Russia: How Washington Will Fan The Flames Of Chaos In Central Asia

2015 will be marked by preparations for widespread destabilization in Central Asia and the transformation of AfPak into an Islamic State subsidiary on the borders of Russia, India, China, and Iran. The start of full-scale war, which will inevitably follow once chaos engulfs the region, will lead to a bloodbath in the “Eurasian Balkans,” automatically involving more than a third of the world’s population and almost all the United States’ geopolitical rivals. It’s an opportunity Washington will find too good to miss.

Russia’s response to this challenge has to be multifaceted: involving the region in the process of Eurasian integration, providing military, economic, and political assistance, working closely with its allies in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the BRICS, strengthening the Pakistani army, and of course assisting with the capture of the bearded servants of the Caliphate.

Feb 24 09:56

Ukraine Won’t Abide by Ceasefire Deal’s Withdrawal of Heavy Weapons

One of the most important aspects of the Minsk ceasefire for eastern Ukraine was the removal of heavy weapons from the front lines. Both sides were a bit slow in getting this going, with the rebels just finally starting the pullback over the weekend.

The two sides were supposed to do the pullbacks within two weeks of the ceasefire, and the rebels were about a week in when they began. That’s far better than the Ukrainian military, however, which is now refusing to pull weapons out at all.

The army is claiming that the rare skirmishes ongoing in the nation’s east justify them keeping their military assets on the front lines, even though that’s the opposite of what the ceasefire deal said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Were I a betting woman, I would not bet against the Ukrainian military launching another vicious attack against the breakaway Eastern republics; by refusing to withdraw their weapons, they have their weapons in position to do just that.

Feb 24 09:15

Pentagon Weapons Chief To Meet With Ukrainians

Even though they are not allowed to sell to them, U.S. arms makers are meeting with Ukrainian military officials, listening to their weapons wish list.

Feb 24 09:01

Poroshenko Vows to 'Regain Control' of Crimea, Gets Rebuke from Crimean PM

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko vowed early Monday to return "occupied Crimea" to Ukraine, prompting a rebuke from internet users, and later from Crimean authorities as well.

In a pair of tweets published after 2am Monday morning, Poroshenko stated that "Ukraine will regain control of occupied Crimea," noting that "this is inevitable," and promising that "Ukraine will never give up its sovereign rights" to the region. Moreover, the president stated that Ukraine would "protect [the] rights of its people with all available means," and that "together we will build a new Crimea."

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Memo to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko: sir, forgive me, but have you gone absolutely barking, frothing at the mouth mad, to make such a statement?!?

It appears that you know absolutely nothing about Crimea's history; otherwise, you possibly would not have opened your yob and made this threat. Crimea was, historically, a part of Russia, and Russian-speaking, until it was annexed by Nikita Kruschev, himself a Ukrainian native, in the mid-50s.

When the legally elected government of Ukraine was overturned in an EU/US putsch last year, Crimea, in what was universally judged as a free and fair, referendum, voted to rejoin the Russian Federation.

Russia did not "annex" Crimea, and Russia has done nothing wrong here.
This was a move by the Crimean people, to separate themselves from an unlawful change of government.

Feb 24 08:22

Kiev troops abandoned large amount of military equipment and ammunition in Debaltseve

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Skip forward to the 1:30 mark and start watching. They are showing an English/Ukrainian translation guide for a radio operator. So why do Kiev's forces need ENGLISH radio guides? It suggests that English-speaking forces were in control of Kiev's forces on the ground, most likely American mercenaries.

Remember this video?

Feb 24 07:56

Wikileak Cables: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Washington's Pocket Since 2006

The evidence that the U.S. was behind the toppling of the Ukrainian government early this year is so overwhelming at this point that the subject really isn't up for debate, however initially it was unclear how the election of Petro Poroshenko fit in. The ecstatic response by Washington when he was declared the winner, and their unbending support in spite of his ongoing military assault against civilians in the east, made it clear that he was the chosen one, but the paper trail wasn't immediately obvious.

As it turns out, the evidence that Poroshenko is in the pocket of the U.S. State Department has been available all this time, you just had to know where to find it. In a classified diplomatic cable from 2006 released by, U.S. officials refer to Poroshenko as "Our Ukraine (OU) insider Petro Poroshenko".

Feb 24 07:42

Abbott says 'there was talk' of sending Australian troops into Ukraine

Tony Abbott has denied ever discussing unilaterally sending in troops to Iraq but says he did consider putting troops on the ground in Ukraine.

Feb 24 07:23

Despite US/Israel Demands, 'Isolated' Russia Offers Iran Advanced Anti-Aircraft Missiles

With proxy wars mounting and "isolated" Russia ratifying The BRICS Bank this week, we are sure Washington is preparing to double-down on 'costs' (to Europeans) as Reuters reports, Russia has offered Iran its latest Antey-2500 missiles (ironically after a deal to supply less powerful S-300 missiles was dropped under Western pressure in 2010). While the United States and Israel lobbied Russia to block the missile sale, the head of Russian state defense conglomerate, Sergei Chemezov, says, "as far as Iran is concerned, we offered Antey-2500 instead of S-300. They are thinking. No decision has been made yet."

Feb 23 14:30

Ukraine Prepares for FULL SCALE WAR! Military Industrial Complex Profits!

Feb 23 14:18

"Ukraine will go to war in late March"--Zakharchenko

The head of the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic Aleksandr Zakharchenko announced that Ukraine is bringing up heavy equipment to the conflict zone and, in his opinion, might resume combat operations in late March or early April.

“We are beginning the withdrawal of heavy equipment, while Ukraine is bringing it up from Kharkov and Dnepropetrovsk. Seems to be there will be a provocation. Ukraine will go to war in late March or Early April. Ukraine needs war,” Zakharchenko said during a Monday briefing.

Feb 23 11:54

Poroshenko Vows to 'Regain Control' of Crimea, Gets Rebuke from Crimean PM

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko vowed early Monday to return "occupied Crimea" to Ukraine, prompting a rebuke from internet users, and later from Crimean authorities as well.

Feb 23 11:38

Ukraine army puts off withdrawal of heavy weapons from frontline of conflict

The Ukrainian Defense Ministry says the army will not withdraw heavy weapons along the frontline in the conflict-stricken east as long as a full ceasefire with pro-Russia forces has not come into force.

Feb 23 10:58

Russia will never ‘submit’ to U.S.

Will Americans ever feel the pain — of other nations? We Americans tend to see ourselves as above such sentimentality. Yet, perhaps we might make an exception for Russia. To see why, let us reflect on our responsibility for its desert wandering since 1991.

History shows how banishing a celebrated power to the wilderness can be like stripping people of their identity. Russians do not wish to return there. We Americans should not wish Russians to see us as the main agent of their exile.

Feb 23 10:57

Top NATO Commander Sounds as Crazy as General Ripper

General Sir Adrian Bradshaw, appointed last year as Nato’s deputy commander of forces in Europe, said the alliance needed to develop both fast-reacting conventional forces and capacities to counter Russian efforts at coercion and propaganda, as seen in Ukraine.

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Feb 23 10:56

Savings of Ukrainian Jewish refugees from Donetsk stolen in Kiev

Several Jewish refugees fleeing the civil war raging in eastern Ukraine have found themselves penniless after their life savings were stolen from a bank in Kiev, local media reported.

According to, a number of Jews who left the separatist stronghold of Donetsk to escape the violence had their money stolen from a safety deposit box at a branch of Alliance Bank belonging to community member Sergei Nuzbrokh, who was holding their money for them.

According to a letter obtained by the Ukrainian Jewish website, Pinchas Vishedski, Donetsk’s rabbi, accused the SBU, the Ukrainian Security Service, of stealing the funds.

Feb 23 09:59

"Prepare for Full-Scale War" says Ukraine Deputy Foreign Minister: "With What?" asks Mish; Ukraine Lie of the Day

I have been sitting on close to a dozen videos describing the massive damage in military equipment in the latest separatist surge.

For a description, but no videos, please see Debaltsevsky Under Rebel Control, Boiler Remains; What's Next?

I saw no need to post videos because to me it was pretty obvious this was a repeat of the devastating defeat of Ukraine last August in the Battle of Ilovaisk in which Ukrainian forces refused an offer to exit encirclement by leaving behind equipment.

Ukraine Lie of the Day

Today Ukrainian "Antiterrorist Operation" spokesman Andrei Lysenko says Since 2015 Ukraine Destroyed Nearly 3,000 Militants.

I have no idea how many separatists were killed, but the rest of the claim in the body of the article is preposterous.

Feb 23 09:58

Ukraine Gets $17.5 Billion From IMF

The IMF has put in place for the government of Ukraine a four-year extended fund facility worth about $17.5 billion. The facility was approved within hours of the announcement of a cease-fire in the battle between the Kiev government and separatists.

Feb 23 09:36

GLADIO STRIKES: Explosion at Peace Rally in Kharkov, Ukraine

At least two people have been killed after an explosive device was tossed from a car into a crowd of people gathering for a peace rally in Kharkov, Ukraine.

Feb 23 08:04

Evil Assad, Evil Gaddafi, Now Evil Putin: How the West Sells War (and Makes a Killing)

As the conflict in Ukraine persists and as peace talks between Putin and western European leaders (Merkel and Hollande) continue, it is important to look at the economic actors/interests that benefit from conflict and regime change in the Ukraine and how this compares to situations like Syria, Libya and Iraq. There are under-reported angles and interests to these conflicts that we hear little about in western mainstream media and that many do not look for because they are too caught up in political or human dramas.

Feb 22 09:27

Ukraine: Kerry threatens further sanctions over 'craven' Russian actions

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry had strong words Saturday for Russia over what he called its unacceptable actions in Ukraine -- and threatened additional sanctions against Russian interests.

Speaking in London alongside UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, Kerry said Russia was "continuing to do land-grabbing in Ukraine" even as it professed to support peace efforts.

Russia's actions are "just simply unacceptable, so we are talking about additional sanctions, additional efforts," Kerry said.

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"There was a Spanish mine in Havana Harbor than sank the USS Maine!"

"The Lusitania was not carrying any weapons when it was attacked by Germany!"

"Pearl Harbor was a total surprise!"

"There were torpedoes in the Gulf of Tonkin."

"Saddam had nuclear weapons."

"Iran is building nuclear weapons."

"Assad used Sarin gas on his own people."

"Russia is to blame for Ukraine!"

Feb 22 09:18

Poroshenko’s Army is Too Weak to Control Eastern Ukraine – German Media

The German magazine “Focus” described three possible scenarios for further development of the events in Ukraine.

Poroshenko’s army has little chance to control the Eastern Ukraine as it is too weak to rebuff militias’ attacks, the German magazine “Focus” reported.

The magazine suggests three scenarios for further developments of the situation in Ukraine.

Feb 22 09:18

Ukraine PM says cease fire non-existent, Putin on a larger mission

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Saturday that his country is not on the verge of collapse and that Russian-backed separatists continue to attack Ukrainian soldiers despite a recent cease fire agreement.

“We are very far from a collapse,” Yatsenyuk told Fox News. “You know why? We don't have a cease fire … because a cease fire means that no one shoots. Cease fire means that Russian-led terrorists do not make any kind of ongoing shellings, that they do not kill Ukrainian soldiers and innocent people.”

Yatsenyuk's comments come about one week after European leaders brokered a cease fire in the roughly 10-month conflict between Russia and Ukraine in the eastern region of the country.

A top European Union official said Thursday that the 28-member bloc will provide armored cars and satellite imagery to monitor the cease fire but is undecided on whether to commit troops to a proposed United Nations-mandated peacekeeping mission.

Feb 22 09:08

Gorbachev Says War With Russia Is Imminent

Ex Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev has said that he believes the United States is attempting to drag Russia into a war and is pulling the European Union into the situation too.

Feb 22 08:17

Putin says Russia's military strength unmatchable

Baku-APA. Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday other countries should not have the illusion that they can attain military superiority over Russia, APA reports quoting Reuters.

"No one should have the illusion that they can gain military superiority over Russia, put any kind of pressure on it. We will always have an adequate answer for any such

Feb 21 10:24

The US bombed the USSR on October 8, 1950 - Bet you never heard THAT in school!

Google translate: October 8, 1950 at 16.17 local time, two US Air Force fighter Lockheed F-80C "Shting Star" ("Meteor") violated the state border of the USSR and, absorbed almost 100 km, attacked the Soviet military airfield Dry River 165 km from Vladivostok, in the Khasan district. The bombardment of the US Air Force planes were damaged in the parking lot of seven Soviet aircraft squadrons, one burned down completely.

Feb 21 10:09

Russia Dumps a Fifth of Its US Treasuries, China Reduces Holdings to a Two-Year Low

Back in December, Socgen spread a rumor that Russia has begun selling its gold. Subsequent IMF data showed that not only was this not correct, Russia in fact added to its gold holdings.

But there was one thing it was selling: some $22 billion in US Treasurys, a record 20% of its total holdings, bringing its US paper inventory to just $86 billion in December - the lowest since June 2008.

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Who is dumb enough to be buying them?!?

Feb 21 08:46

Egypt acts as middleman for Russia-Libya arms deal

The Libya dossier has now risen to the top of the priority list of the administration of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, following an increase in the number of kidnappings and the killing of Egyptians at the hands of armed militias affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) in Libya. The latest such incident resulted in the slaughter of 21 Egyptian Copts on the Tripoli coast, leading to intervention and mediation by Cairo to bolster the Libyan army’s capabilities in confronting the militias.

Feb 21 08:43

Anti-Putin Journalist-Truth About Ukraine

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Take a good look at the faces of the news presenters as the reporter destroys the official story.

Feb 21 08:38

There Goes the Guardian, Lying About Ukraine…Again!

The western media is busily trying to prop up their failed narrative of “Russian aggression” in Ukraine in a desperate attempt to legitimize their consciously deceitful reporting. To do so, they are now relying not on experts or western intelligence reports, but a discredited blogger and his corporate media chums.

Feb 21 08:37

'Guantanamo of the East': Ukraine Locks Up Refugees at EU's Behest

Brussels is doing all it can to prevent refugees from reaching Fortress Europe, with initiatives like funding the construction of internment centers in Ukraine. Asylum seekers who have spent time there report miserable conditions and abuse.

Feb 21 08:36

Victoria Nuland Shocks, Irritates Germany for the Second Time

According to the report, Nuland called Chancellor Merkel’s trip to visit Russian President Vladimir Putin “Merkel’s Moscow stuff.” The atmosphere heated up; one of the senators was to have ridiculed the German Defense Minister (the “Defeatism Minister”); a reference to the Europeans’ “Moscow bullshit” was probably also made.

The top diplomat Nuland is considered conservative. In case of an electoral victory by the Republicans in the coming year, she will be considered a potential new Secretary of State. She is married to Robert Kagan, a [Ed: neo-]conservative thinker. Last year he published a text, why America must remain the undisputed leader of the world.

In the Ukraine crisis Nuland is a hardliner and a supporter of delivering weapons – unlike her President Barack Obama, she has a clear opinion on what needs to be done.

Feb 21 08:32

Excuse Me; Is This the Bus to Wonderland?

That’s the whole pretext of this shallow and fantastic piece from a shallow and delusional author; that there is a war on for the mind of the average Russian, and it is between the propaganda he sees on the television – exhorting him to support the Dear Leader in the country’s dangerous game with the mighty west – and the barren wastes of his empty refrigerator telling him, repent! Repent, and rise up in your masses and demand that the leader turn aside from this mad course, and take instruction from the west on how to help it achieve its objectives. Obey, or be starved into submission, which is a concept – coming from an Englishman – that is so eye-opening that I was quite taken aback by it, and readers will want to remember it for the next time that poxy git who is the current British Prime Minister gets up in Parliament and runs his chip-hole about this or that dictator being the living embodiment of evil cruelty.

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apparently the US and UK, not having learned from Ukraine (and Iraq and Libya, et. al.) that the old model of covert overthrow of governments no longer works, is trying to mount a propaganda campaign to destabilize Russia. As this article demonstrates, the response so far is laughter.

Feb 20 15:06

Ukraine: Fighting continues near Mariupol

Fresh fighting between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian government forces was reported near the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol on Friday.

Feb 20 13:56

The Debalcevo encirclement. Details.

Today we managed to obtain more precise information about the Debalcevo cauldron from those who had to do with the creation and the liquidation of the encirclement.

Feb 20 13:35

How to spot a Russian bomber

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Before and during the two World Wars, the British government issued recognition charts for enemy aircraft in an attempt to turn the population into one big early warning system. Lo and behold, what should the BBC publish today but a guide to the current batch of “Enemy Aircraft”.

Feb 20 13:33

Ukrainegate: NATO weapons for truce

Initially it seemed surprising that on the first day of the negotiations marathon [1] in Minsk a bill to “provide lethal weapons to the Government of Ukraine in order to defend itself against Russian-backed rebel separatists in eastern Ukraine” would be introduced in the US Congress [2]. However, it soon became clear that its sponsor, Sen. James Inhofe, simply harbors no illusions [3] about his Ukrainian partners’ competence or ability to comply with their obligations. He understands that Kiev will inevitably violate the cease-fire and that Washington will soon have to explain why the militias in the devastated region of what is known as the “Debaltsevo cauldron” [4] are in possession of such a vast number of captured weapons originating from NATO countries.

Feb 20 13:33

FLASHBACK - BBC airs Maidan fighter admitting he fired on police before Kiev massacre

Nearly a year after the massacre on Kiev's Maidan left over 50 dead, the BBC has aired footage of an opposition fighter who says he fired at police in the early morning that day, bringing into question the popular narrative that riot police fired first.

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The US media is making a big deal over the one year anniversary of the fall of Kiev and trying to reinforce the official story that Yanucovich was to blame for the violence.

Feb 20 11:43

The “Exceptional” U.S. Suffers Crushing Defeat in Debaltsevo

In less than a year, the United States has toppled the democratically-elected government of Ukraine, installed a Washington-backed stooge in Kiev, launched a bloody and costly war of annihilation on Russian-speaking people in the East, thrust the economy into a downward death spiral, and reduced the nation to an anarchic, failed state destined to endure a vicious fratricidal civil war for as far as the eye can see.

Feb 20 10:51

The State Duma has proposed to establish prosecutorial oversight of the Central Bank

Google translation: "The bill is intended to include the powers of the prosecutor's office in Russia oversee compliance with the Constitution of Russia and the execution of federal law by the Central Bank of Russia, as well as clarifies in this regard, the subject of prosecutorial supervision," - said in a memorandum.

MPs also emphasize that the adoption of this bill will ensure the stability of the national currency and to implement unified state monetary policy.

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Reinforcing state control over the central bank. That will definitely put Putin on the Special High Interest Targets list!

Feb 20 10:48

Putin said that Russia is ready to give an answer to external pressure

Google translate: Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia will always find an adequate response to any pressure from the outside. The Head of State said at a gala concert dedicated on February 23, "Interfax".

Feb 20 10:47

SWIFT has accused Russia of violating ChronoPay trademark rights

Google translate: The company "Soyuzpatent" on behalf of the Society for Worldwide International Financial Telecommunication SCRL (SWIFT) filed a claim Russian processing company ChronoPay abuse solely on the trademark «Swift», the letter says "Soyuzpatent".

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This is pure harassment. The Russian system does not call itself "SWIFT", so how can they infringe on the trademark?

Feb 20 10:09

HUGE DEAL: Russia Ratifies $100bn BRICS Development Bank

Today, Russia’s government ratified its commitment to the new BRICS Development Bank. The bank will fund infrastructure development in the BRICS nations and be first global competitor capable of challenging the financial hegemony of the Western-led World Bank and IMF.