Ukraine passes bill to get occupied regions back from Russia

Ukraine passes bill to get occupied regions back from Russia:

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s parliament on Thursday passed a bill that aims to reintegrate the eastern territories currently controlled by Russia-backed separatists, and goes as far as to declare support for taking them back by military force if necessary.

The bill describes the areas in Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk regions as “temporarily occupied” by “aggressor country” Russia. President Petro Poroshenko welcomed the new bill, saying it would help restore control of the east by “political and diplomatic means.”

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Ukraine’s Future Nazi Leader?

Ukraine’s Future Nazi Leader?:

Today’s Ukraine is painfully reminiscent of Germany in the 1920s: poor governance on the heels of a lost war, which – added to the sense of betrayed hopes and the sharp decline in average incomes coupled with rising prices – is all driving a critical mass of the Ukrainian population toward an overwhelming feeling of desperation. A demand from the public for a “strong hand” – a new, authoritarian ruler – is rapidly coalescing, due to their dissatisfaction with President Poroshenko and all the other jokers they’ve been dealt from that shabby deck of political cards.

And a man like that already exists in this destitute and disintegrating country.

Andriy Biletsky, the commander of the Azov Battalion who is known to his comrades-in-arms as the “White Führer,” is making an ever-bigger name for himself in the Ukrainian parliament.

He makes no secret of his views – in his 2014 program declaration “Ukrainian racial social nationalism is the core of ideology of ‘Patriot of Ukraine’ organization” he expressed himself quite bluntly: “Our nation’s historical mission at this critical juncture is to lead the global White Race in its final crusade for its survival. A crusade against the Semite-led Untermenschen.”

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‘Accomplice in igniting war’: Moscow says US crosses a line with lethal arms supplies to Ukraine

‘Accomplice in igniting war’: Moscow says US crosses a line with lethal arms supplies to Ukraine:

The intention by Washington to provide lethal arms to Ukraine ‘crosses a line’ and pushes Kiev towards bloodshed, a senior Russian diplomat said, accusing the US of playing the role of warmonger in the Ukrainian conflict.

The move by the US government is an escalation compared to the previous practice of providing weapons to Kiev through contracts with American arms producers, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said in a statement. “In a sense, the US has crossed a line.”

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Severe snowstorm hits Ukraine

Severe snowstorm hits Ukraine:

Power outages in six regions

19 Dec 2017. A severe snowstorm hit central, eastern and northern Ukraine, causing traffic disruptions and power outages in six regions, authorities said on Tuesday.
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/20/c_136838538.htm

See photos in Kiev, Ukraine:
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Trump To Announce Anti-Tank Missile Exports To Ukraine

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Trump To Announce Anti-Tank Missile Exports To Ukraine:

Earlier this week the Washington Post reported that President Trump has decided to come off the fence regarding his prior reluctance to formally approve lethal arms sales to the US-backed government in Kiev, Ukraine, and has now moved forward with Obama-era legislation to export weapons to the war-torn country.

Though as was noted at the time this commercial license approval was limited to small arms and ammunition as part of an initial $41.5 million deal, and not the heavier anti-tank systems sought by Kiev, it now appears the White House is going to announce inclusion of Javelin antitank missiles and possibly other advanced systems that could change the battlefield calculus of the war between Ukrainian and Russian-aligned forces in the Donbass region along the Russian border.

According to a new report by ABC News, Trump is expected to include the anti-tank missile systems as authorized exports to Ukraine, this based on four unnamed state department sources:

President Donald Trump is expected to announce his approval of a plan to sell anti-tank missiles to the Ukrainian government, a move that would mark a significant escalation in lethal U.S. military support for Ukrainian forces battling Russian-aligned forces in the border region, four state department sources tell ABC News.

If the president formally signs off, the plan will be presented to Congress for a 30 day review period where it would need to be approved before the State Department can implement it.


The FGM-148 Javelin Portable Anti-Tank Missile. Image source: US Army. 

ABC News describes the “total defense package of $47 million includes the sale of 210 anti-tank missiles and 35 launchers” which will be sure to harm Trump’s longtime stated goal of improving relations with Moscow.

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In ‘Unexpected’ Move, Trump Enacts Obama-era Law Opening US Arms Sales To Ukraine

In Unexpected Move, Trump Enacts Obama-era Law Opening US Arms Sales To Ukraine:

After years of covert American involvement in the Ukrainian proxy and civil war which has raged since 2014 – and which a leaked recording confirmed was precipitated by the US State Department – President Trump has decided to come off the fence regarding his prior reluctance to formally approve arms sales to the Kiev government. Late Wednesday the Washington Post first reported the bombshell news that after months of indecision over whether or not to move forward with Obama-era legislation which initially paved the way for legalizing US arms sales to Ukraine, Trump has approved the first ever US commercial sale of weapons to the war-torn country.

According to The Washington Post, “administration officials confirmed that the State Department this month approved a commercial license authorizing the export of Model M107A1 Sniper Systems, ammunition, and associated parts and accessories to Ukraine, a sale valued at $41.5 million. These weapons address a specific vulnerability of Ukrainian forces fighting a Russian-backed separatist movement in two eastern provinces. There has been no approval to export the heavier weapons the Ukrainian government is asking for, such as Javelin antitank missiles.”


Image via News Front

Though WaPo’s Josh Rogin characterizes the decision as intended to appease hawks while seeking to avoid broader conflict escalation based on “limited arms sales” (and not approving some of the heavier weaponry sought by Kiev), the move is likely to further ratchet up tensions with Russia, which is ironic for the fact that the decision comes the same week that former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said that Russian President Vladimir Putin appears to be handling Trump like “an asset”. Or perhaps we will be assured this is just more 4-dimensional chess playing between Trump and Putin to prove that not Putin but the Military Industrial Complex is once again “unexpectedly” in charge? 

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Supporters free ex-Georgian president detained in Ukraine

Flashback:

Saakashvili admitted that Georgia began military operations in South Ossestia:

“Mr Saakashvili admitted yesterday that Georgia began military operations in South Ossestia but insisted that it was in response to Russian provocation.”

Vladimir Putin ‘wanted to hang Georgian President Saakashvili by the balls’

Jewish Georgian minister: Thanks to Israeli training, we’re fending off Russia (Haaretz, Nov 8, 2008)

Ex-Georgian president, wanted at home, becomes governor in Ukraine

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Supporters free ex-Georgian president detained in Ukraine:

MOSCOW (AP) — Hundreds of protesters chanting “Kiev, rise up!” blocked Ukrainian police as they tried to arrest former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili on Tuesday. He later escaped with help from supporters and led them on a march toward parliament, where they planned to call for President Petro Poroshenko to resign.

The detention of Saakashvili, now an anti-corruption crusader (😂) in his adopted home and arguably the country’s most popular opposition politician, has raised fears that Ukraine could be facing its most acute political crisis since the 2014 revolution. Ukrainian prosecutors accuse him of colluding with Ukrainian businessmen who have ties to Russian intelligence as part of an effort to topple the president.

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Libya, Syria, Ukraine – Same Playbook, Same Puppet Masters

Libya, Syria, Ukraine – Same Playbook, Same Puppet Masters

H/t reader squodgy:

“Could it be that the Catalonian issue is the prelude to Stage 2 as explained clearly in this lovely analysis of how world events are orchestrated?

He does omit another classic…Yugoslavia.”

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Ukraine spirals into chaos Poroshenko is a billionaire while Ukraine’s per capita GDP drops 75% & there is no coal

Coming to a country near you (very) soon…

Continue to prepare for (total) collapse.

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#Ukraine: Oh dear! Turkish President #Erdogan during a press conference with Ukrainian President #Poroshenko in #Kiev. Good night! (Video)

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Ukraine’s Looming “19 Fukushimas” Scenario

Ukraine’s Looming “19 Fukushimas” Scenario:

Submitted by Dmitry Orlov via ClubOrlov.com, (author of The Five Stages Of Collapse)

With all the action in Syria, the Ukraine is no longer a subject for discussion in the West. In Russia, where the Ukraine is still a major problem looming on the horizon, and where some 1.5 million Ukrainian refugees are settling in, with no intentions of going back to what’s left of the Ukraine, it is still actively discussed. But for the US, and for the EU, it is now yet another major foreign policy embarrassment, and the less said about it the better.

In the meantime, the Ukraine is in full-blown collapse – all five glorious stages of it – setting the stage for a Ukrainian Nightmare Before Christmas, or shortly after.

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Ammunition depot goes up in flames in Ukraine

Ammunition depot goes up in flames in Ukraine:

Explosions at a military ammunition depot in central Ukraine were seen in the early hours of Wednesday (September 27), 240 kilometres (168 miles) from the capital.The cause of the blasts is not yet known

H/t reader squodgy:

“Hmmm!

Three guesses”

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William Engdahl: An American Oligarch‘s Dirty Tale of Corruption

Soros is only a servant of the Rothschilds.

Be warned Europe….

George Soros Is “Investing” $500 MILLION In Europe’s Refugees And Migrants: He Explains Why

#Hungary: PM Viktor #Orban says the EU is implementing #GeorgeSoros’ plan to bring 1 million economic migrants to Europe every year. (Video)

Excerpt of PM Viktor Orban’s Speech On The EU, Soros, And The Destruction Of Europe (July 22, 2017 – Video) – #MigrantCrisis, #Muslims, #Islam

Viktor Orban: European Union Is Following ‘Soros Migrant Plans’

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An American Oligarch‘s Dirty Tale of Corruption:

Rarely does the world get a true look inside the corrupt world of Western oligarchs and the brazen manipulations they use to enhance their fortunes at the expense of the public good. The following comes from correspondence of the Hungarian-born billionaire, now naturalized American speculator, George Soros. The hacker group CyberBerkut has published online letters allegedly written by Soros that reveal him not only as puppet master of the US-backed Ukraine regime. They also reveal his machinations with the US Government and the officials of the European Union in a scheme where, if he succeeds, he could win billions in the plunder of Ukraine assets. All, of course, would be at the expense of Ukrainian citizens and of EU taxpayers.

What the three hacked documents reveal is a degree of behind-the-scene manipulation of the most minute details of the Kiev regime by the New York billionaire.

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Ukraine Hosts US Military To Be Permanently Stationed On Its Soil

If what is happening in Venezuela is already posing a ‘security risk’ to the US, …

CIA head says ‘Iran, Hezbollah & Russians’ involved in Venezuela, pose ‘risk’ to US

Trump: “We Have A Military Option For Venezuela”

… which by the way is complete BS,…

Ron Paul: “Attack Venezuela? Trump Can’t be Serious!”

… then how should Russia react to all of this complete madness and provocation?

Moldova To Become Foothold For US Military

But as I’ve told you many times before,…

… financial/economic collapse, civil war & revolution, directly followed by WW3 is the plan, …

…. and then it all does suddenly make sense.

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“Russia has to react in view of massive militarization of the region against the background of high tensions. An accident may spark a big fire. The US military presence in Ukraine is a highly provocative step, which will very negatively affect the situation. Nothing justifies the whipping up of tensions in the Black Sea region, but the United States keeps on doing it with great vigor.”

Ukraine Hosts US Military To Be Permanently Stationed On Its Soil:

United States Naval Construction Battalions, better known as the Seabees (C.B. – construction battalion), of the Naval Construction Force held a groundbreaking ceremony for a maritime operations center on Ochakov Naval Base, Ukraine, July 25. According to the Navy.mil, the official website of the US Navy, the maritime operations center is one of three projects that are currently planned to be executed by the Seabees in Ochakov and will serve as a major planning and operational hub during future military exercises hosted by Ukraine. The Seabees arrived in Ochakov in April to establish contracts, obtain construction permits and perform other logistical tasks for the maritime operations center project.

Maritime operations centers are the operational-level warfare command and control organizations designed to deliver flexible maritime capabilities throughout the full range of military operations. The future Seabee projects in Ochakov include a boat maintenance facility and entry control points with perimeter fencing.

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NYT Shocking Report: US “Ally” Ukraine Is Source Of North Korean Missile Engines

Imagine my total absence of shock …

Flashback:

Nuclear War Between Koreas: Brought To You By The US Government:

Just as with Saddam Hussein’s chemical and biological weapons program, it was Donald Rumsfeld who played a key role in arming Kim-Jong-Il.

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NYT Shocking Report: US “Ally” Ukraine Is Source Of North Korean Missile Engines:

The NYT reports that a Ukraine factory it is the most likely source of the engines that in July powered the two ICBM tests, which were the first to suggest that North Korea has the range, if not necessarily the accuracy or warhead technology, to threaten American cities with nuclear destruction.

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