The situation of human rights in Ukraine has deteriorated markedly since the pro-NATO coup. While the Western media turn a blind eye to this every day reality, Oriental Review highlights thirty particularly significant incidents, revealing that the street is in the hands of Nazi thugs who beat up and kill people with complete impunity.
Edited time: April 16, 2014 12:29
A majority party MP has asked Russian investigators to prepare an official letter to the ICC describing crimes by members of Ukrainian nationalist groups – including the infamous Right Sector – and asking they be recognized as extremist.
The author of the initiative, MP Mikhail Markelov (United Russia) has told Izvestia daily that both the Right Sector and another mass Ukrainian nationalist organization, UNA-UNSO, have long and rich histories of involvement in various military conflicts.
These included the conflict in Chechnya, the brief war in South Ossetia and several wars in the Balkans in which Ukrainian radicals fought on various sides, such as with Croatians, Serbs and Albanians, the parliamentarian holds.
Russia has already put Right Sector leader Dmitry Yarosh on its wanted over his participation in combat in Chechnya on the terrorists’ side. Another well-known member, Aleksandr Muzychko, was under investigation as well until he was killed by Ukrainian police in March this year.
In 2009, Russia’s top federal law enforcement agency the Investigative Committee published a report claiming that the number of Ukrainian gunmen who fought against Russian peacekeepers and military in South Ossetia was about 200.
Markelov told the newspaper that in his view this record was enough to make the International Criminal Court in The Hague issue a verdict recognizing the nationalist groups as extremist and ensuring an international status of political outcasts for them.
Legal expert Olga Shepeleva has noted that Markelov’s plan could face one obstacle – the International Criminal Court reserves the right not to consider requests from nations that have not ratified the Rome Statute, the treaty that established the ICC in 1998. Russia has signed the statute, but has not yet ratified it. However, Ukraine is in the same situation and this fact has not prevented the new Kiev authorities from asking the ICC to investigate the violent events that preceded the current political crisis.
The flamboyant leader of the populist nationalist party LDPR, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, has launched his own initiative connected with possible trial of Kiev officials, or at least one of their representatives. Talking to the secretary of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Committee, Andrey Parubiy, Zhirinovsky demanded that his interlocutor immediately order the withdrawal of troops from south-eastern Ukraine and “stop committing horrible crimes against [his] own people.”
In case of refusal, the Russian politician threatened Parubiy with a court trial.
“This is a crime, but you will not be tried by The Hague Tribunal. Not even a criminal court in Moscow. The highest instance we can allow you is the military court of the Rostov Garrison,” Zhirinovsky said, apparently threatening extradition to Russia to face a court martial.
In subsequent press comments the Russian lawmaker noted that he was sure that the military garrison court in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don would at some point issue life sentences to five representatives of the current Kiev regime – the acting president and prime minister, the heads of the Interior Ministry and State Security Service, and the chair of the National Defense and Security Council.
“Five people makes a junta and they commit crimes as they kill Ukrainian citizens. There is no war there, but the military forces have opened fire,” Zhirinovsky said, referring to the recent clash between Ukrainian military and pro-Russian protesters at an airfield in Kramatorsk.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Netanyahu
The pro-Israeli government of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is making diplomatic and military preparations for military intervention in Syria, leaked documents show.
Canada’s National Defense has drawn up at least five scenarios for the country’s military mission in Syria, according to documents obtained by the Ottawa Citizen.
In one scenario, Canada recognizes “a legitimate armed opposition group” fighting to overthrow the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
To justify a war on Syria, the National Defense alludes to “the rapidly deteriorating conditions in Syria, its impact on neighboring countries and … the importance of Middle East stability.”
Daniel Blouin, spokesman for the National Defense, has described such plans as “routine to significant international events.”
Separate documents reveal that Canada has been training alternatives to Assad’s government.
On Monday, the Syrian government said it holds the United States, Turkey, Israel and Saudi Arabia accountable for previous and potential chemical attacks in the Arab country.
In letters addressed to the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and President of the UN Security Council Joy Ogwu, Syria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates stated that the countries involved in the conspiracy against Syria have sought excuses to justify their continued aggression.
Syria has been gripped by deadly violence since 2011. Over 150,000 people have reportedly been killed and millions displaced due to the violence fueled by Western-backed militants.
According to reports, the Western powers and their regional allies — especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey — are supporting the militants operating inside Syria.
By Jim W. Dean
“Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive” … Sir Walter Scott (1771 – 1832)
The three-ring diplomatic circus in Ukraine continues to entertain, even if sadly so. The White House found itself having to backtrack on the CIA’s denial that Director Brennan was not in Kiev over the weekend and his visit had no connection with the military crackdown ordered against East Ukraine during that time. It was a special moment.
Let us count the mistakes here. First, the Russians put the coup-deposed President Yanukovich out on point with the story about Brennan’s visit, which they would not have been so stupid to do if it were not true. Validation was coming in quickly anyway, as Brennan had met with a good number of senior coup members and the top security people.
Keeping the visit secret with that many in the loop was impossible. High level Intel people are supposed to anticipate problems before hand and be prepared to deal with revelations like this, and Brennan’s PR staff muffed this. The White House had to take the correction hit, and then the CIA people muffed it again with more song and dance.
They claimed that the military crackdown called for by President Turchinov was not associated with Brennan’s visit, but their attempt to hide Brennan’s visit cast an obvious shadow over that claim. The Kiev coup-meisters had to have made Brennan aware of their plans, and he was smart enough to realize that if they carried through with deploying military forces against the referendum cities, then all eyes would be on his visit as playing a key role. Denials are quite useless in such situations.
If the Kiev coup leaders did not tell him, then they put Director Brennan in a very bad situation. If that was the case, were they trying to make it appear that they must have had CIA endorsement of their action, lashing him to their mast, so to speak? That would be one hell of a desperate move on their part. But really, if anyone has a reason to be desperate it is the Kiev coup-meisters.
They have run the country like the Three Stooges, obviously having elevated themselves far beyond their competency… and that has been on display for weeks now. The US Embassy in Kiev has obviously been involved with a slow motion train wreck and is now keeping a very low profile… no more visits by Victoria Nuland to hand out cakes prior to the next sniper turkey-shoot.
Both the coup-meisters and the US State Department are joined at the hip on who has made the biggest fools of themselves. What the independent Intel community is seeing is anger replacing good judgment. As the US/Kiev bogus hyping of an impending Russian invasion becomes known to all, even down to the cab drivers of the world, they cripple themselves because nothing they say is believed anymore. They are in diplomatic quicksand.
So what did they do to fix the situation? They just kept making more and more charges against the Russians. NATO General Breedlove’s comment about the Red Army being ready to sweep through Ukraine to Molodova in a few days was a sure bet that panic was setting in on the real impending disaster, another US regime change miscalculation.
None of the scare tactics were working. Putin was using boxer Mohammed Ali’s rope-a-dope tactic of letting the US pound on him with charges of aggression, when every day it became more and more clear who the aggressors were.
The special UN Security Council meeting called for on Sunday night to deal with Kiev’s announcement of imminent military action found Ambassador Samantha Power digging the US into a deeper hole. She trotted out the same charges, that the Russians were coordinating the East Ukraine city hall and police station takeovers because only professional military people could do that. We are seeing a common affliction from the US State Dept., treating the rest of us like we are all morons, but we aren’t.
It does not take a UN Ambassador to be smart enough to realize that East Ukraine has a huge number of veterans there, many still in the reserves who have been trained to make a good showing of themselves as home guard. For weeks and weeks, they have been listening to Right Sector’s Dimity Yarosh bragging about how when he rolls all the nationalists up in the New National Guard, he was going to declare war on the enemies of the revolution.
During the recent Jada debates, when they are not brawling, there have been open calls from some MP’s including the nationalist Svoboda party to kill all those resisting Kiev in the East. The Eastern governors have budgets to fund 200-man personal militias, recruiting them from the nationalist thugs, from the Maidan battles to local petty criminals. When not providing security these political hoodlums are threatening and beating up opposition presidential candidates as they did in Odessa last week.
All of this has been closely watched by the military veterans of East Ukraine. They saw that the Kiev government state bastions were being used against them and would be bases for outside reinforcements if tensions escalated. Interior minister Avakov announced that Kiev was ready “to attract” 12,000 into the new force that will be given arms, equipment and supervision, and he further claimed that East Ukraine will get the first taste of this unit.
It does not take a genius to read between the lines that the Right Sector thugs, whom Avakov forced out of Kiev without their baggage being searched for weapons, were being recycled for deployment. They were going to be used as front line political muscle for nasty work that the coup regime did not trust the military or local police to do.
The East Ukraine natives obviously have their own intelligence network. They saw what Kiev was gearing up to do, and what would you expect veterans to do? Would they sit back and wait until these nationalist stormtroopers were deployed to the cities, fortified, and THEN take them on with a substantial loss of life?
Of course not… they pre-empted them by taking over the Kiev bases in their midst. It would have been irresponsible for them to do otherwise. Without heavy weapons they must control defensible ground for inner-city fighting, if it comes down to that, where non-local Right Sector fighters are at a great disadvantage as graveyard candidates.
The only army units we have seen so far have been outside the cities manning road blocks so they can block reinforcements being moved around if Kiev should decide to take one city back at a time. Local airports are now being taken over so special operations troops cannot be flown in and attack from a wide number of directions.
I will close with Samantha Fox’s empty hand she showed at the Sunday night UNSC meeting. I am old enough to clearly remember watching another Security Council meeting where the US ambassador was showing U2 spy plane photographs of Russian missile emplacements in Cuba. It was the defining television moment of that JFK-era crisis.
After the endless accusations of the evil Russian Bear orchestrating the East Ukraine protests, with charges of intelligence and active duty military widely involved, Ms. Fox showed us no photographs or videos of captured Russian prisoners, no cell phone intercepts, and no grand-plan map case found like on D-Day and Operation Market Garden. Even at this late stage of the game, all Fox had to give us was more charges.
Frankly, I am bored listening to them. Ms. Fox knows we have a very commonly-used saying here in the US in such situations, “It is time to put up…or shut up.” East Ukraine is not going to let the US or the EU shove a coup government down their throats… period. There are a lot of Americans who would go there now to fight by their side. Descendents of Confederate Americans especially know what it is like to live under the boot. And I am one of them.
Bandyta uzurpator Turczynow ogłosił rozpoczęcie operacji siłowej w obwodzie donieckim:
Ten bandyta nazwał to operacją antyterrorystyczną – a sam jest terrorystą! Junta kijowska to zgraja bandytów i terrorystów.
Z rejonu dochodzą sprzeczne informacje. Załgana żydo-szczekaczka TVP Info (specjalizacja – dezinformacje i nachalna żydo-propaganda) pokazała migawki z czołgami i pojazdami pancernymi zmierzającymi w stronę Słowiańska i Doniecka.
Bandyci uzurpatorzy mordercy jewrosrajdaniarze postanowili siłą stłumić autentyczne powstanie narodowe. Choć sami są najemnikami, którzy nielegalnie dzięki zorganizowanemu za zachodnie pieniądze jewrosrajdanowi kijowskiemu i dzięki ich najemnym mordercom snajperom dokonali zamachu stanu i przechwycili siłą władzę.
Rosjo – nie pozwól bandytom jewrosrajdaniarzom mordować ludzi we wschodniej Ukrainie. Tę kijowską swołocz należy dobić. Bandyci bredzą o konieczności zachowania integralności Ukrainy – bo chcą całą Ukrainę wydać w łapska żydo-banksterów.
Załgana żydo-propaganda oskarża Rosję o podgrzewanie atrmosfery na Ukrainie wschodniej i o ingerowanie w sprawy wewnętrzne Ukrainy. Ale to nie szef FSB gościł w Doniesku, a szef zbrodniczej CIA gościł potajemnie w Kijowie. I poinformował podległą mu żydo-banksterską agenturę jewrosrajdaniarzy bandytów uzurpatorów, że w okupacjach budynków rządowych Ukrainy wschodniej nie biorą udziału ani jednostki rosyjskiego specnazu ani armii rosyjskiej. I to ten “amerykański” bandyta odpowiada za rozpoczęcie operacji siłowej bandytów jewrosrajdaniarzy w Słowiańsku:
“Interfax: Tajna wizyta szefa CIA w Kijowie. Namówił do operacji w Słowiańsku”
A załgane żydo-media bredzą o rosyjskich knowaniach i ingerowaniu Rosji w sprawy Ukrainy.
Bracia Słowianie w Słowiańsku, Doniecku i we wszystkich miastach chcących niezależności od jewrosrajdaniarskiewgo bandytyzmu i terroryzmu – jesteśmy z Wami!
The flywheel of political repressions in Ukraine is gaining momentum these days. In sharp contrast with the liberal approach by president Yanukovych to the “Euromaidan” rout, the interim Kievan administration did not hesitate much about cracking down the public uprising against the “neo-Nazi regime” on the rise in the East and South of Ukraine. Today only in Kharkov at least 70 activists have been arrested during the so-called “anti-terrorist operation” . According to the reports, foreign mercenaries presumably from the US Greystone Ltd private military contractor firm were participating in the operation along with the National Guard (majorly consisting of the ultranationalist Pravy (Right) Sector fighters) and some loyal Interior Ministry units.
George Orwell was onto something when he coined the phrase, “war is peace,” to describe the groupthink of his fictional future totalitarian society. He would have no trouble recognizing the propaganda on parade during the recent overthrow of the Ukrainian government, during which “peaceful protesters” engaged in killing, burning, and looting … and continue to do so now.
But the coup is not yet over – seizing power is one thing, but it’s something else to hold onto it. And now we’re seeing the inevitable difficulties crop up: a little over a month ago the interim government in Kiev lost possession of Crimea and found itself faced with desperate resistance in Southern and Eastern Ukraine.
The new government arrived on the scene brandishing slogans such as: “peaceful protests,” “the struggle for democracy,” and “freedom of speech,” but began straight off with a purge of the opposition, establishing total control over television, radio, and the press, and using political repression to muzzle civil protests in southern and eastern Ukraine.
- Anti-government protesters attack a deputy of the Party of Regions Vitaly Grushevsky outside the Ukrainian Parliament building in Kiev February 22, 2014.
Overt physical crackdowns on any sign of dissent began during the very first hours of the coup: on Feb. 20 the pro-Maidan majority in the Supreme (Verkhovnaya) Rada (Ukrainian Parliament) used violence against the Communist and Party of Regions’ deputies. Many were stripped of their voting cards, which were then used by others to cast the “needed” ballots.
Then came an attack on the TV channel Inter , which is watched throughout the country and enjoys the second highest ratings. Armed men burst into the studio in the middle of a live broadcast. The journalist Mustafa Nayyem (one of the organizers of Euromaidan) has already announced the new government’s plans … to nationalize the channel. As you may recall, the TV station currently belongs to the oligarch Dmytro Firtash who was arrested in Vienna at the request of the FBI .
What’s priceless of course is that a few weeks before, Mustafa Nayyem and his accomplices at Hromadske (Public) TV (an Internet TV project that was launched using American grant money almost simultaneously with the start of the Euromaidan protests) took the opposite approach, “privatizing” part of the airways at the TV channel First National (which is state-owned).
The National Council for Radio and Television (after several unsuccessful half-measures) finally decided to completely ban all major Russian TV newscasts in Ukraine . And all the television broadcasts originating from companies owned by Igor Kolomoisky , Victor Pinchuk , Rinat Akhmetov , and Dmytro Firtash suddenly began working in unison as a well-oiled, centrally controlled propaganda machine.
Over the last month there have been dozens of attacks (both physical and cyber versions) on the editorial staff of the opposition media. And on Feb. 27, the so-called People’s Self-Defense seized the office of the Golos.ua news agency, and severe pressure was put on the Ukrainian national TV channel Gamma that works closely with that agency. Soon there was a raid on the newspaper Communist, which is the official publication of the Communist Party of Ukraine. The CPU website is also often down. In the city of Vinnitsa, brazen force was used to seize the local TV station that worked with Ukrainian Communists. The pro-Maidan journalists reported this information with undisguised joy.
An attack was also staged on the online publication Ukrainian Krivda, which parodies the pro-Maidan media and fact-checks the made-to-order dogma in their publications. Their website is currently being blocked as well.
A group of journalists of Ukrainian Pravda web-site led by the well-known political analyst Vladimir Kornilov was forced to choose between leaving the country or ceasing publication of their articles. They were threatened with savage reprisals and death.
The last issue to be published by literally the only representative of the opposition media that is accessible throughout the country, the well-respected and very readable weekly 2000, appeared on March 14. Publication halted because of pressure on its printer, the Press of Ukraine, where the paper is typeset in its usual format. The printing house, which is a state-funded institution, unilaterally changed the conditions for printing the newspaper, placing the publication in an impossible situation.
And of course there was the notorious example of the visit paid by several members of the nationalist Svoboda party to First National TV’s office. The beating of Aleksandr Panteleimonov was captured on video and he was forced to write a letter of resignation after being subjected to threats and violence.
Although the Western media wrings its hands over the alleged “human rights violations in Crimea,” international observers are seemingly too busy to interest themselves in what’s happening in the rest of Ukraine . For the curious, here are some facts that represent only the “tip of the iceberg” of political repression in Ukraine.
On Feb. 22 the first secretary of the Lvov Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine, Rostislav Vasilko, was falsely accused of “firing at Maidan” and subjected to brutal tortures . According to eyewitnesses, he had needles shoved under his fingernails, his right lung was punctured, three ribs, his nose and other bones in his face were broken, and threats were made to wipe out his family. He is currently undergoing medical treatment in Russia.
On Feb. 23, Alexander Pataman, the leader of the antifascist People’s Militia of Zaporozhye, was kidnapped.
On February 24, six members of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine were voluntarily sacked by the Supreme Rada “for violating the oath” . Some of them were subject to threats and physical coersion. Three days later the expelled judges adopted an appeal to international human rights institutions .
On February 28, the deputy governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region, Boris Filatov, posted an explanation on his Facebook page of how to properly handle members of the pro-Russian movement who are dissatisfied with the central government in Kiev: “offer those dirtbags any promises, guarantees, or concessions they want. And… we’ll hang them all later.” 
On March 5, Andrei Purgin, one of the leaders of the pro-Russian organization, the Donetsk Republic, was captured in Donetsk and taken to an unknown destination . The kidnapped man’s friends claim that he had received a visit the previous day, during which he was warned, “if he stays home today, his wife won’t become a widow,” but because others were expecting him, he went on to the public square anyway. Andrei’s fate is now unknown.
On March 6, Vladimir Rogov, the leader of the Ukrainian civic organization, the Slavic Guard, was kidnapped. Both are safe at the moment, but were forced to leave the Zaporozhye region and Ukraine.
- Pavel Gubarev
On March 6, Pavel Gubarev, the “people’s governor” and leader of pro-Russian activists, was detained in Donetsk . After being picked up, he was severely beaten, both on the road from Donetsk to Kiev, as well as in the detention facility of the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU). Pavel fell into a coma in mid-March and currently remains in a prison hospital. Because of fears that his condition could be made public, he is not being allowed access to a lawyer. His wife Ekaterina and three young children were forced to leave Ukraine after her husband’s arrest.
The “people’s governor” of the Luhansk region and leader of the Lugansk Guard, Alexander Kharitonov, has been under arrest and held in an SBU detension facility since March 14.
On March 17 the leader of the People’s Alternative, Anton Davidchenko, was detained by the SBU in Odessa, and he is also currently being held in an SBU prison in Kiev.
On March 17, a group of far-right members of the so-called “People’s Tribunal” in Vinnitsa brazenly demanded that Tatyana Antonets, the chief physician of the regional children’s hospital, voluntarily step down because she had neither publicly renounced the Party of Regions nor condemned “the crimes of the former government.”  The radicals claimed that if she did not obey their orders, the doctor would be held accountable “in accordance with the laws of draconian revolutionary times.”
After several threats had been made, on March 17, the car belonging to the leader of the Southeastern Front, Artyom Timchenko, was torched. The public prosecutor for the Zaporozhye region, Alexander Shatsky, who had been newly appointed by Kiev, called the incident an example of “self-immolation.”
On March 19, approximately 300 armed men in Vinnitsa, led by activists from Right Sector, seized a local distillery belonging to the company Nemiroff .
On March 20 a group of activists from Right Sector assaulted some Hungarian schoolchildren who were on a field trip to Transcarpathia from the Hungarian city of Miskolc . Armed extremists broke up a meeting of the Hungarian civic council in the town of Berehove in the Transcarpathian region and beat up the attendees. Two years ago the Ukrainian nationalists desecrated the monument on the Verecke Pass that had been erected to commemorate the passage of Hungarian troops across the Carpathians . They painted “Death to Hungarians” and “This is Ukraine” on the podium.
On March 20 four Russian journalists from the Russia-1 TV channel were detained in Donetsk . The Russians’ documents were seized and they were taken to the Vasilievka checkpoint, where they were kept for several hours without explanation before being expelled from Ukraine.
On March 20 the Ukrainian Security Service began an attempt to dissolve the Lugansk Guard civic organization that advocates for placing Ukraine under the authority of the federal government and for making Russian a state language. Three activists were arrested and a search conducted of the organization’s offices and its members’ apartments. One of the leaders of its youth wing, Anastasiya Pyaterikova, posted a public appeal on social networks, claiming that the SBU, along with a deputy from the Verkhovna Rada (a leader from the far-right Radical Party of Oleh Lyashko), organized a search for the members of the Lugansk Guard, and persecuted activists and members of their families .
VIDEO:Oleh Lyashko, Ukrainian politician, and the leader of the “Radical Party” kidnaps a deputy of the Lugansk city council Arsen Klinchaev.
On March 20 representatives of the so-called AutoMaidan movement attempted to extort fuel, cash, and other assets from the director of one of the branches of the Russian company Lukoil-Ukraine, in order “to feed the needs of the revolution.” 
On March 20 a crowd in Kiev, wearing masks and armed with firearms and blades, broke into the building of the Ukrainian State Architectural and Construction Inspection Board. Seizing offices on the seventh and eleventh floors, they pretended to be members of an “anti-corruption committee” and tried to confiscate folders containing archival documents.
On March 21 a house in the Kiev region was burned that belonged to Viktor Medvedchuck, a leader of the Ukrainian Choice movement.
On March 23 Euromaidan activists in Kiev attempted to occupy the building of Rossotrudnichestvo, a Russian agency that promotes ties with ethnic Russians abroad, and the car of one of its employees was stolen. This stunt was intended to confiscate that office space and use it to house the headquarters of the People’s Self-Defense of Maidan.
On March 23 a group of Right Sector members armed with machine guns stormed a concert in Rovno that was being held as part of a local rock festival, brandishing their weapons and dispersing the attendees.
On March 23 in Zaporozhye, a few dozen militants, known as the Self-Defense of Maidan, attacked the participants in the Melitopol-Zaporozhye Friendship Road Rally with sticks, stones, and iron rebars. People were beaten and cars were damaged.
On March 24, members of the Ukrainian border service once again forbade Aeroflot crew members from leaving their aircraft during stopovers at Ukrainian airports. No explanation was given. This type of discrimination on the part of the Ukrainian border guards, which has occurred several times in the past month at the airports in Kiev, Donetsk, and Kharkov, is in violation of accepted international practices and poses a danger to civil air traffic. In recent days, Ukrainian border guards have forcibly turned back large numbers of air travelers from Russia. Forty-three such cases have been reported at Aeroflot alone. In 32 cases, Aeroflot was compelled to repatriate passengers at its own expense who had flown to Ukraine on one-way tickets.
Since mid-March at the Kharkov section of the Russian-Ukrainian border, Ukrainian border guards have stopped Russian citizens from entering Ukraine, each day turning back 120-130 people.
On March 26, Right Sector supporters in Dnepropetrovsk, Donetsk, and Kharkov physically assaulted anyone they found in the streets wearing the honorary St. George ribbons (the symbol of Soviet victory over Nazism) .
On March 26 in the Kirovograd region, representatives of the local “people’s council” and members of the Svoboda party attacked the chief physician at the Ulyanovsk Central District Hospital, Aleksander Tkalenko, attempting to beat him in his own office . The doctor’s only “sin” was his political affiliation (he was a member of the Party of Regions and had been appointed to his current position by the Yanukovych administration).
On March 26, the former mayor of Mirgorod (in the Poltava region) and chairman of the town council Vasily Tretetsky died in the hospital after being beaten and shot by assailants on March 16 .
On March 26, activists from the Avtodozor social movement together with a hundred of militants from the Self-Defense of Maidan, picketed the offices of Russian banks on Kreshchatik street in Kiev (VTB, Alfa, Sberbank of Russia, and Prominvest), demanding that they be closed and all their Ukrainian divisions nationalized . The Sberbank building was seized and looted.
On April 1, the Ukrainian Security Service searched the apartments of pro-Russian activists in Odessa. In particular, they scoured the flat belonging to Alexei Albu, a deputy in the Odessa regional council. “SBU staffers arrived at my apartment at 8:00 am, opened the door, and conducted a search. They were carrying a court injunction. The security officers themselves stated that they were looking for lists of activists from our organization and also for weapons. However, in the end they were forced to sign a statement attesting that nothing illegal had been found in the apartment they searched.” Alexei claims that he had been previously summoned by the Ukrainian special services for a “conversation.”
- The ‘last and categorical warning letter’ sent to Rev. Alexander Shirokov by the Ukrainian Nazis urging him to stop “Moscovite propaganda” under the death threat.
The threats to Russian Orthodox priests is also a regretful commonplace in today’s Ukraine. The case of Rev. Alexander Shirokov, persecuted by non-registered National Socialist Workers’ Party of Ukraine, was made public thanks to the special statement of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs . The great number of other, less publicized cases of pressure imposed against the pro-Russian priesthood by the radical elements and local administrations loyal to the central Kievan interim authorities, are taking place.
Given this climate, the pro-Russian intelligentsia in Ukraine continues to emigrate en masse to Russia (including to Crimea). According to the latest data, more than 30,000 people have been forced to flee their own country, which has been taken over by nationalists.
We can only guess at the source for the reports by international human rights organizations, since they document only the non-existent “violations” committed by one side – the Russians – while completely ignoring the instances of egregious anarchy so often found in Ukraine today.
In any event, it is clear that under these circumstances, what are being billed as the Ukrainian presidential elections cannot be held in anything resembling a normal atmosphere on May 25, and no ballot-box returns during this crisis will be recognized by Russia, the country that the majority of Ukraine’s citizens are counting on.
Feds surrender to American Citizens at Bundy Ranch showdown
We have extraordinary news for you today:
The feds (BLM) have surrendered to We the People over the Bundy Ranch standoff in Nevada. Just hours ago, the feds announced a full retreat as a band of citizens stood against them in protest of federally-engineered cattle theft and an armed siege of an innocent rancher:
Hours earlier, the U.S. government ordered the FAA to erect a “No Fly Zone” over the Bundy Ranch, almost as if they were staging a war in Iraq! See the astonishing photo of the bovine concentration camps
the BLM had erected:
The situation had been rapidly escalating into America’s “Tiananmen Square” incident, where bloodshed seemed imminent:
The lamestream media, meanwhile, pretended nothing was happening! On orders from Washington, every major media outlet willfully ignored this historic event and all but refused to cover it:
Crimean parliament approves new constitution making republic inseparable part of Russia
Totalitarian Empire – 12-Steps and 12-Positions
(aka Globalist Kleptocratic Kama Sutra)
my profoundest apologies to A.A. ~ Tracy Turner
1. We admitted we were powerless over Totalitarian Empire — that our lives had become cannon-fodder.
2. Came to believe that a Totalitarian Empire greater than ourselves could restore us to Primordial Ooze.
3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of Totalitarian Empire as we understood It.
4. Made a clueless and brainwashed amoral inventory of ourselves.
5. Admitted to Totalitarian Empire, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of their wealth entitlement.
6. Were entirely ready to have Totalitarian Empire remove all these last vestiges of character.
7. Humbly asked Totalitarian Empire to pick our pockets, morals and intelligence.
8. Made a list of all persons Totalitarian Empire had harmed, and became willing to ethnically cleanse them all.
9. Made direct ethnically cleansing to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure Totalitarian Empire.
10. Continued to take ethnically cleansing and when they were wrong promptly Depleted Uraniumed them.
11. Sought through ethnically cleansing to improve our conscious contact with Wall Street Market share as we understood It, praying only for elitist-enrichment of Totalitarian Empire’s will for us and the power to carry that out.
12. Having had a blood bath as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to Hollywood Brainwashors, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
1. Our Elitist Oligarchial compartmentalization should come first; personal and global collapse depends upon Elitist Oligarchial compartmentalization.
2. For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority — a Elitist Oligarchial as It may express Itself in our group conscience. Our multinational frontpersons are but self-serving-Tyrants; they enslave.
3. The only requirement for Elitist Oligarchial membership is a desire to stop thinking.
4. Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other Elitist Oligarchials or Totalitarian Empire as a whole.
5. Each group has but one primary purpose—to bury its D.U. near the Ethnic who still suffers.
6. An Totalitarian Empire group ought never endorse, finance or lend the Totalitarian Empire name to any peacenik facility or antiwar enterprise, lest problems of humanitarianism, cooperation and preventing extinction divert us from our primary purpose.
7. Every Totalitarian Empire group ought to be fully publicly-supported, Kleptocrating outside contributions.
8. Totalitarian Empire should remain forever Oligarchical/Kleptocratical, but our service centers may bomb social workers.
9. Totalitarian Empire as such, ought forever be organized; but we may nepotism boards or committees directly responsible to Totalitarian Empire.
10. Totalitarian Empire has opinions on all issues; public opinions ought never be considered.
11. Our public relations policy is based on militarized police gangs rather than attraction; we need always maintain personal control and monopoly at the level of internet, press, radio and films.
12. Pending Mass Global Famine and Extinction is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place Annihilation before sane, humane solutions.
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“Vikings” – 1 year old, but well worth the read…
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3. Baca should be arrested on felony conspiracy charges related to these crimes and face a lengthy prison sentence which is exactly how the sheriffs would treat the kingpin of any street gang in LosAngeles. (55)
Jump Out Boys Los Angeles Sheriffs Dept Gang news
3. LA County sheriff’s detectives have launched an investigation into an alleged secret officer clique called the “Jump OutBoys.” Deputies gain membership by shooting gang members, the LosAngeles Times reports . (87)
The Gangs of the Los Angeles Sheriffs Department
by Morgan Ellison
Most of you have read about the 19 Sheriffs fired by LASD, but many have not heard about what started the FBI probe into the LASD. A Los Angeles Jail Pastor visited an inmate in the Twin Towers Jail and went back for a second visit. It was at this second visit that the Pastor saw the man’s face horribly swollen and disfigured from a severe beating. Numerous jail Chaplains were contacted to document similar inmate abuses and a report was made via the ACLU and Chaplains to the FBI. The FBI sent in three undercover “inmates” who behaved as if a bit slow and dumb; all three undercover agents were beaten severely. There are also three former sheriffs undergoing a murder trial for beating an FBI-informant to death. This was what immediately proceeded the http://www.nbcnews.com/news/other/nearly-20-la-sheriffs-deputies-charged-corruption-inmate-abuse-probe-f2D11717124 19 Sheriff’s deputies being fired.
Recently there was a http://www.altadenapoint.com/2014/03/25/sheriff-candidate-forum-april-6-in-pasadena forum for electing a replacement for former head-Sheriff Lee Baca. During the April 6th debate, the crowd brought up the subject of Sheriff’s gangs, which the LA http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-sheriff-debate-20140406,0,3526356.story#axzz2yFXsgtZX Times referred to as “Sheriff’s Cliques”. Medieval Times gang members sport a medieval “dude” with a swinging ball and chain. Vikings Gang members sport a Viking ankle tattoo. These gangs exist both inside the Twin Towers jail as well as Lods Angeles County-wide. The non-gang rank and file deplore these illegal Sheriffs gangs, who have a reputation for engaging in beatings, planted evidence to seize cars, homes and boats from those the gang deems “criminal”, homicides (like the beaten-to-death FBI informant, etc. The gangs are reputed to “make people they don’t like disappear forever”.
The Viking Gang at one time had a large, poster-size replica of their tattoo art-work hanging on the wall in a substation. Deputy Tanaka, one of the candidates for Head Sheriff, carefully distanced himself from the Viking Gang by stating his tattoo “meant something else” and was un-numbered (older than the numbered-gang-member-tattoos. Would this not make him a Grandfather or God Father to the Viking Gang?
Jim Hellmold was asked about Sheriff”s Gangs… he indicated he does not believe Sheriffs gangs exist. The crowd booed him at the public discussion forum April 6th in Pasadena, California. Even the LA Times, acknowledges the Sheriff’s gangs, though do so using the apologist word “cliques” but alluding to Sheriff’s gangs such as Grim Reaper”, “Regulators,” and the “Jump Out Boys.” The Sheriff’s gangs are cut less along racial or neighborhood lines and more about running (as in jogging teams, running competition teams). But again, asking employees who are not in the gangs about the gangs, one hears frequent descriptives that include the “F” word, “the gangs make up their own laws”, the words illegal, violent, code of silence, make up the law as they go (they decide who the criminals are while they themselves violate numerous laws) and so forth. It is interesting that Tanaka resigned from the Sheriffs when the FBI was rolling gang-members up in a sting operation, but now that the headlines are fading, Tanaka and his Grand-father-Viking-ankle-Tattoo are seeking the job as Head Sheriff for Los Angeles. What is not likely to ever happen is to find out how many inmates and detainees in the care of the various Sheriff’s gangs are now (circa April 2014) “missing persons”. Is there anyone in Los Angeles better equipped to “get away with murder” than a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Gang, particularly with a gang-member as Head Sheriff? We are all told “violent crime is down” but we are not told how that happened. Hitler and Stalin also had “crime reduction”, but at what cost to human dignity and civil rights?
Two days ago, Organic Spies teamed up with Food Democracy Now to launch a campaign called “Operation Monsanto Stock Plunge,” which Natural News publicized worldwide.
Within just 24 hours, biotech stocks plummeted, causing the worst drop in the Nasdaq since 2011.
U.S. News & World Report declared, “Stock drop and investors dump biotech!”
Associated Press ran with, “Dow, Nasdaq fall dramatically as investors dump biotech stocks.”
L.A. Times: “Nasdaq’s worst day since 2011.”
Monsanto’s stock was also driven down all day long. Nobody in the lamestream media, of course, credited Operation Monsanto Stock Plunge for the selloff.
Never doubt the power of grassroots activism to change the world. Collectively, we all just fired a warning shot over the bow of Wall Street.
The message? Don’t invest in evil, or you may just lose your shirt (and your soul, come to think of it…)
Kiev has hired foreign mercenaries to take over law enforcement duties as well as most covert operations in eastern Ukraine, as the country struggles to regain control of its security apparatus, economist Michel Chossudovsky told RT.
RT: Activists in Kharkov are saying that policemen from other Ukrainian regions arrived in the city and they were the ones, who provoked the violence. What were they trying to achieve in your opinion?
Michel Chossudovsky: First of all the Kiev government has lost control of its security forces, its law enforcement in Eastern Ukraine. And this, they’ve realized several weeks back, because Ukraine’s interim government confirmed they were hiring a private military company, named Greystone Ltd, a company that was founded by (former) British SAS in the heyday, but actually they’re bringing in private mercenaries, which are now most probably integrating with the police forces, but they are also acting outside the realm of official law enforcement agencies.
And witnesses said that these people came in, they could have been agent provocateurs, I suspect they were, which also integrates the US, NATO-supported military company which is acting in Eastern Ukraine. At the same time there is also the role of the neo-conservative, neo-Nazis given the fact that we know that the two extreme right parties Svoboda and the Right Sector are in control of the committee for national security and defense, which plays a key role. And I would suspect that the government in Kiev is also divided between the ministry of interior on the one hand and the right wing extremists on the other.
RT: With protests swelling up in the south-east of the country, Kiev is threatening ‘a harsh response’. What does that mean do you think?
MC: First of all that government does not really control the shots. It is an instrument of the puppet masters namely the US, NATO, and to a lesser extent the EU. They obey orders and we have seen the position, they’ve taken with regard to the IMF reforms. They simply stated, we will accept whatever reforms proposed to us by the IMF. And essentially what they have accepted is the impoverishment of the entire population, from West to East, because that reform package is going to create a further process of impoverishment of a country which has already been impoverished in the course of the last 20 years. This reform package essentially destroys the livelihood of the Ukrainian population and the people in Eastern Ukraine are now protesting against this government which is committed to the impoverishment of the masses of people. And they actually have acknowledged that this is going to impoverish the population.
RT: The Russian foreign ministry said that the most troubling thing is that there are mercenaries from an American private security firm among them. What do you think about this?
MC: I’m going by a report that was published on March 25 by a Russian news agency. It was based on the statements made by the interim government to the effect that a US private military company, in fact it is not a US registered private military company, it is registered somewhere in the Caribbean, on an island. It is Greystone Ltd., and this particular company was hired with a view to essentially taking over law enforcement activities as well as most probably covert operations in eastern Ukraine. It is not in the interest of Russian government to see this process erupting in the form of a violent protest movement or a process that will ultimately destabilize eastern Ukraine. There is no evidence that the Russian government is anyway interfering with the unfolding events in eastern Ukraine. This is a spontaneous movement which is emanating from grassroots, which also has considerable support within the Ukrainian population of eastern Ukraine.
The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of RT.
DNIPROPETROVSK, Ukraine — From his office atop the world’s biggest Jewish community center, Shmuel Kaminezki, the chief rabbi of this eastern Ukrainian city, has followed with dismay Russian claims that Ukraine is now in the hands of neo-Nazi extremists — and has struggled to calm his panicked 85-year-old mother in New York.
Raised in Russia and a regular viewer of Russian television, she “calls every day to ask, ‘Have the pogroms happened yet?’ ” Rabbi Kaminezki said. He tells his mother that they have not, and that she should stop watching Russian TV. “It is a total lie,” he said. “Jews are not in danger in Ukraine.”
Russia’s president, Vladimir V. Putin, added his own voice to the scaremongering in a speech at the Kremlin on March 18, when he described the ouster of President Viktor F. Yanukovych of Ukraine as an armed coup executed by “nationalists, neo-Nazis, Russophobes and anti-Semites” who “continue to set the tone in Ukraine to this day.”
But instead of reeling in panic at any fascist resurgence, the Jewish community of Dnipropetrovsk, one of the largest in Ukraine, is celebrating the recent appointment of one of its own, a billionaire tycoon named Ihor Kolomoysky, as the region’s most powerful official.
“They made a Jew the governor. What kind of anti-Semitism is this?” asked Solomon Flaks, the 87-year-old chairman of the region’s Council of Jewish Veterans of the Great Patriotic War, a group of a rapidly shrinking number of World War II veterans. Since being formed in 1994, when it had 970 members, the council’s membership has fallen to 103, the result of old age and emigration to Israel.
A few Jewish leaders do endorse Russian claims of a resurgence of anti-Semitism in Ukraine, but they are nearly all outsiders, most notably Berel Lazar, Moscow’s chief rabbi and a firm ally of the Kremlin. In an interview with the Jewish Telegraphic Agency last month, Rabbi Lazar criticized Ukrainian Jews for denouncing Mr. Putin and suggested they had played down the risk of anti-Semitism out of fear for their safety.
Mr. Kolomoysky, the new governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region, derided Rabbi Lazar’s support for Mr. Putin as Kremlin-orchestrated propaganda. Russia, he said in an interview, has put pressure on Jewish leaders to fall into line with Moscow’s contention that Ukraine’s government was toppled in a fascist coup. “Unlike in Russia, Ukraine’s Jewish community is not a lever of the state,” he said.
Mr. Kolomoysky, a Russian speaker who has both Israeli and Ukrainian passports, scoffed at the Kremlin’s pledges to protect Jews, Russian-speakers and other minorities. “We can protect ourselves. We don’t need any protection from Russia,” he said. “There is no fascism here. It does not exist.”
Anti-Semitism is experienced in daily life, he said, but gets no support or encouragement from the state, unlike in Russia, where the security services have tolerated and at times nurtured neo-Nazi nationalist groups with openly anti-Semitic agendas. Russia’s state-run news media regularly air the views of Aleksandr A. Prokhanov, the editor of the Zaftra newspaper, a notorious platform for anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.
Although not particularly observant, Mr. Kolomoysky, who is also the president of the United Jewish Community of Ukraine, has poured tens of millions of dollars into Jewish causes over the years. Together with a fellow billionaire, Gennadiy Bogolyubov, he financed the Menorah Center, the seven-towered, $70 million community center here where the veterans’ association, the Dnipropetrovsk Jewish Community and dozens of other organizations have their offices. Also housed in the building are the Israeli Consulate, a synagogue, kosher restaurants, a Shabbat-friendly hotel and a high-tech Holocaust museum.
The museum skirts the delicate issue of how some Ukrainian nationalists collaborated with the Nazis when Hitler invaded Ukraine in 1941, explaining instead how Jews supported Ukraine’s efforts to become an independent nation.
Before the Holocaust, Jews made up nearly a third of Dnipropetrovsk’s population, making it one of the most important centers of Jewish life and culture in Europe. The city now has 30,000 to 50,000 Jews, a small fraction of a total population of over a million but enough to sustain a vibrant community. The World Jewish Congress estimates that there are more than 250,000 Jews in Ukraine as a whole, the third-largest population of Jews among European nations.
“This is an example of a Jewish renaissance,” said Rabbi Kaminezki, a member of the Lubavitch movement who was born in Israel and studied at a rabbinical college in Morristown, N.J.
When protests against Mr. Yanukovych started in November, he said, many Jews shared the pro-European aspirations of the demonstrators who gathered in Kiev’s Independence Square, though some worried about the role played by far-right groups. One such group, Svoboda, stirred particular unease because of anti-Semitic remarks by its leaders in the past and its lionization of Ukrainian nationalist heroes who, in some cases, helped the Nazis and shared their ethnicity-based concept of nationhood.
But Rabbi Kaminezki said fears of a fascist revival had faded, “as there is a difference between what these people say to their own crowd and what they do when they become legitimate political leaders.” Anti-Semitism, he added, “exists in Ukraine, like everywhere,” but it has shown no sign of increasing since Mr. Yanukovych lost power.
After a series of unsolved anti-Semitic attacks since his ouster, including an assault on a rabbi and his wife in Kiev, the new head of Ukraine’s state security service told Jewish leaders that he would reopen a special unit to fight xenophobia and anti-Semitism that had been shut down under Mr. Yanukovych.
Even Right Sector, a coalition of ultranationalist and in some cases neo-Nazi organizations, has made an effort to distance itself from anti-Semitism. In late February, its leader, Dmytro Yarosh, pledged during a meeting with Israel’s ambassador in Kiev to fight all forms of racism.
Rabbi Kaminezki said most Jews were far more worried about the Russian troops massed on Ukraine’s border than about the risk of violence by anti-Semitic extremists. “Nobody is afraid of fascists, but everyone is afraid of war with Russia,” he said, noting that there has been an upsurge of interest among local Jews in moving to Israel because of worry about an armed conflict.
Mr. Putin stoked such fears when, in his Kremlin address, he not only claimed Crimea as Russian territory but complained that “large sections of the historical south of Russia,” an area that includes Dnipropetrovsk and other parts of eastern Ukraine, had wrongly been incorporated into the territory of what until 1991 was the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic.
Mr. Flaks, of the veterans’ association, said he did not expect a conflict with Russia but worried that Mr. Putin underestimated the determination of Ukrainians, including Jews, to defend their country.
In a recent open letter to Mr. Putin, representatives of more than 20 Ukrainian Jewish organizations noted their country’s political instability but told him not to act on Russian pledges to “protect” threatened minorities. “This threat is coming from the Russian government, namely from you personally. It is your policy of inciting separatism and crude pressure placed on Ukraine that threatens us and all Ukrainian people,” the letter said.
The protest movement that overthrew Mr. Yanukovych, the letter added, included some unsavory nationalist groups, “but even the most marginal do not show anti-Semitism” and are “well controlled by civil society and the new Ukrainian government — which is more than can be said for the Russian neo-Nazis, who are encouraged by your security forces.”
Tensions are high in Nevada right now as the U.S. government has staged an armed siege against a local rancher whose ancestors have been running cattle on the land since the 1870′s.
The federal BLM was created in 1946, and in the 1990′s, it claimed power over the same land being used by the Bundy family to run cattle.
Now the feds have surrounded the ranch with 200 armed men, helicopters and snipers, and the feds are demanding $1 million from the Bundy family while stealing their cattle and auctioning them all off.
The Nevada state Governor is outraged, and a U.S. Senator for the state of Nevada has already blasted the BLM for its out-of-control tyranny against a rancher.
If you’re doing taxes this week, you may be surprised to learn that federal income taxes are pure theater. The government doesn’t need your money to fund itself:
NATO and the European Union are trying in every possible way to prevent new emerging states in Europe from shifting towards Russia. For them, the accession of Crimea to the Russian Federation is an example that threatens the very existence of the Western bloc. However, an objective look at the situation in Transnistria and Gagauzia clearly suggests that it is only logical for these two areas to be part of Russia.
As the crisis in Ukraine continues to simmer, tensions in the country’s western neighbor Moldova are beginning to rise. Seeking to capitalize on President Putin’s eagerness to use the protection of Russian speaking populations in the region as a pretext to expand his territorial claims, members of two separate enclaves in Moldova are looking toward Moscow for protection.
Now after uprising and coup in Ukraine and annexing Crimea into Russia, tensions have grown to encompass Ukraine’s neighbor Moldova, which like Ukraine has been making efforts to integrate further with the West. Moldova has signed the EU association and free trade agreements at the November 2013 Vilnius summit, during which former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich rejected the deals. The Moldovan government has also supported the Western-backed uprising in Ukraine. Western experts worry that the next “Crimea” could be the breakaway region of Pridnestrovie. Many locals there don’t share that fear, and if the last referendum holds, a large majority would welcome a Russian annexation.
Pridnestrovie aka Transdniestria – also known as Transnistria aka Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia Respublica (PMR/TMR) – is a new and emerging country in South Eastern Europe, sandwiched between Moldova and Ukraine. The official language of Transdniestria is Russian, not Moldovan, while the vast majority of schools teach the Cyrillic alphabet instead of the Roman alphabet used in the rest of the country. Recently Pridnestrovie adopted Russian legislation, a clear signal of the region’s preference for joining Moscow’s customs union.
Most recently, Russian military exercises held March 25 in Moldova’s breakaway territory of Pridnestrovie have stoked these tensions. From its side the parliament (called “Supreme Soviet”) of Pridnestrovie has sent a proposal to the State Duma asking for in Russian legislation to join the breakaway Republic in Russia. The document originated in the DG as feedback on refering new draft law in Russia on the simplified order of joining the Russian federation new actors on the basis of a referendum, no international treaty, if in a foreign country has no effective legitimate authority.
Now Moldova’s Pridnestrovie region is seeking to follow Crimea and join Russia and this is not causing concern only in Moldova but in neighbouring Romania, Ukraine as well in EU and Nato too.
Transdniestria – and Gagauzia – are joining to the same club with Abkhazia and South Ossetia as de facto states, namely political entities that have achieved enduring ‘internal sovereignty’ – but lack ‘external sovereignty’ in the international system. As Crimea is annexed to Russia and these other “states” can follow to join Russia or continue as de facto state, this development is creating a Northern Black Sea corridor, frontline or buffer zone.
- Yevgeny Shevchuk, president of Pridnestrovie and Nina Shtanski, minister of Foreign Affairs.
Good Moldavia-Pridnestrovie cooperation since 2009 and 2011 elections
New prospects for conflict settlement have appeared after parliamentary elections of 2009 in the Republic of Moldova. The new pro-Western team – the Alliance for European Integration (AEI) – that substituted the Communist Party ruling the country from 2001, proved much more pragmatic and willing to deal with its breakaway region than their predecessors pursuing rather an isolationist policy. In 2011 presidential elections President Igor Smirnov, who had been in power since Pridnestrovie declared independence in 1990, failed to be re-elected, and was replaced by opposition MP, younger leader of the ‘Revival’ movement and former speaker of the Supreme Council Yevgeny Shevchuk. These political changes engendered hopes for the settlement process to acquire a positive momentum.
The power changes in Pridnestrovie give positive boost to peace process: the official negotiation process re-started after six years interruption in November 2011 in Vilnius, Lithuania, to be followed by a meeting on February 2012 in Dublin, Ireland and on April 2012. Finally the Document of principles and procedures and agenda of negotiations were agreed in Vienna, whereas on July 2012 this Document was signed. It included such issues as freedom of movement of passengers and cargo, traffic of trains, education issues,etc. Also a new approach (joint initiative of Russia and Germany, Meseburg, 2010) by the EU and Russia to resolve the conflict was the setting up of a joint Political and Security Committee (EU-R-PSC) at minister level. Related to security issues it was stated that the EU and Russia will cooperate in particular towards a resolution of the Transdniestria conflict with a view to achieve tangible progress within the established 5 + 2 format (Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Pridnestrovie, OSCE, EU, US). This cooperation could include a joint EU-Russia engagement, which would guarantee a smooth transition of the present situation to a final stage.
The main approach of the resumed negotiations and to the settlement process in general focuses on Confidence Building Measures (CBMs). This means that political aspects of the settlement, for example a mutually accepted status of Pridnestrovie, are not yet touched. Instead status there has been attempts to make concrete steps of issues that both sides of the conflict are interested in.
These kind of initiatives have already been following:
Engaging the sides into direct dialogue;
Establishing joint Working/Expert Groups on confidence building measures;
Conducting meetings at a higher level (for example, between Prime-minister of the RM Vlad Filat and leader of Pridnestrovie Yevgeny Shevchuk, also between the heads of foreign ministries Eugen Carpov and Nina Stanski);
Elaborating and implementing national and international social and economic development projects etc.
The direct dialogue at a higher level has been clear contrast to previous lack of any kind of dialogue lasting for years. There has been a dozen WGs e.g. on economy, agriculture and environment, transport, railways, civil status acts, social and humanitarian aid, health, education, combating organised crimes and emergencies, telecommunications, and customs, whereas the WG on demilitarisation and security is not yet operating.
Growing dispute between parties started by unilateral actions by both parties during Spring 2013. First Moldova established migration control of citizens in six checkpoints, second Pridnestroviestarted to mark border in in the sc Security Zone or line of demarcation after the Transdniestrian war (1992) .
Tools against Pridnestrovie by Chisinau and Kiev
Arsenal of tools, on that, with the support of Western “ideological-political sponsors” can count in Chisinau and the Kiev could be as following:
further tightening of border crossing for the residents of Pridnestrovieh, the introduction of a total ban on border crossings by social groups and citizens (It is noteworthy in this regard that, that the admission of foreign citizens on the territory of Moldova is liberalized; Ukrainian officials should examine stats for financial gains and losses of the Moldovan side of Ukrainian companies, eg, air carriers);
blocking of export-import operations of the Pridnestrovie side, transit of Pridnestrovie goods, that is well within the common “European” subjects as a way to European integration, with a demand for the full functioning of the Pridnestrovie Moldovan business rules;
ban on border crossings by vehicles with Pridnestrovie number;
refusal to issue permits for the Pridnestrovie passenger transport;
Moldovan law on the placement of the Ukrainian checkpoints with full access to all databases and law carry out administrative functions, etc..
Russia ready if needed
Nato warns that a pro-Russian enclave of Moldova could be Moscow’s next target after Crimea. Nato’s top military Commander Europe Philip Breedlove said on 23rd March 2014 that Russia has a large force on Ukraine’s eastern border and is worried it could pose a threat to Moldova’s separatist Pridnestrovie region. Russia launched a new military exercise, involving 8,500 artillery men, near Ukraine’s border 10 days ago. General Breedlove said the Russian tactic should lead the 28-nation Western military alliance to rethink the positioning and readiness of its forces in eastern Europe so that they were ready to counter Moscow’s moves.
How the Russian forces would get there. Pridnestrovie is landlocked and to go there by land would require Russian troops to travel through much of western Ukraine. However, Russian forces based in the Eastern side of the Black Sea and Crimea could conceivably stage an airlift. Since it fought a brief separatist war to breakaway from Moldova in 1991, Pridnestrovie has been home to “peacekeeping” garrison of around 1,000 Russian troops. One option is also that Russia includes Odessa in a “security belt” that would presumably stretch from Crimea to Transdniestria.
The speaker of Pridnestrovie’s separatist parliament urged Russia middle of March 2014 to incorporate the region and the republic’s parliament, called the Supreme Soviet, sent an official request to Moscow asking if Transdniestria could be allowed to join the Russian Federation. The talks within the 5+2 format (Russia, Moldova, Pridnestrovie, Ukraine, the OSCE and observers from the EU and the US) are scheduled for 10-11 April 2014.
In Moldova the appetite for European integration among Moldova’s 3.5 million people had weakened even before the crisis in Ukraine and a parliamentary election later this year may bring a return of the pro-Russian Communist Party That was forced from power in 2009. Moldova falls under the EU’s Neighborhood Policy, which contains no explicit similar promise of membership like the countries of the Western Balkans .
Gagauzia had referendum too
- Transnistria (orange) and Gagauzia (red) are pro-Russian regions in Moldova (photo courtesy of Stratfor).
Following a 1991 declaration of independence, Comrat (Gagauzia’s capital) agreed to remain a part of Moldova, after Chisinau agreed to grant the region the legal status of a “special autonomous zone“. Chisinau’s control was challenged in February 2014 when Gagauzia held a referendum to join the Russia-led Eurasian Customs Union. The referendum followed Chisinau’s decision to enter a Free Trade Agreement with the European Union in November 2013–the same agreement former Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovich snubbed when he opted for the customs union with Moscow. Gagauzia has a population of about 155,000 people, mostly ethnically Gagauz, Turkic-speaking Orthodox Christians. Many locals fear that Chisinau’s EU-integration agenda masks an intention to unite Moldova with neighboring Romania.
An overwhelming majority of voters in a referendum – with turnout more than 70 % – held in the autonomous Moldovan region of Gagauzia have voted for integration with a Russia-led customs union: 98.4 % of voters chose closer relations with the CIS Customs Union. In a separate question, 97.2 % were against closer EU integration. In addition, 98.9 % of voters supported Gagauzia’s right to declare independence should Moldova lose or surrender its own independence. Moldova’s government claims that referendum in Gagauzia is unconstitutional and had no legal legitimacy.
Although the security situation in Gagauzia remains calm, on 26 March, the executive committee in Comrat announced its decision to establish independent police stations in Comrat, as well as in its northern and southern cities of Briceni and Cahul. Moscow has demonstrated support for Gagauzia following the referendum. The regions governor, Mihail Formuzal visited Moscow in March 2014 and got impression that Russia was prepared to expand partnerships with Gagauzia and “provide the necessary support”. Despite an embargo against wine produced in Moldova, Russia began importing it from Gagauzia, likely as an attempt to encourage additional good will toward its benefactor.
It easy to say that incorporating Transdniestria – as well Gagauzia, Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Crimea – into Russia (and Nagorno-Karabakh into Armenia) is against international law (whatever it is) or some international agreements. Although Russia moving into eastern Ukraine could be–as the West says–invasion-occupation-annexation. However in my opinion these actions are more legitimate or justified than U.S.expansionism, secret wars and interventions around the globe.
The other possible scenarios than annex into Russia for Pridnestrovie are e.g:
Status quo maintained aka “frozen conflict” continues;
Re-integration of the Republic of Moldova with condition of establishing a confederation including Moldova, Transdniestria as Gaugazia entities, this could be pragmatic option for Ukraine too;
Transnistria gained its independence and state sovereignty recognized internationally
Joining Ukraine, which option after coup in Kiev seems most unlikely option to me.
In my opinion even without international recognizion Pridnestrovie meets the requirements for sovereign statehood under international law, as it has a defined territory, a population, effective elected authority, and the capability to enter into international relations. It is currently seeking international recognition of its de facto independence and statehood. As long as Pridnestrovie’s status is unresolved, it will be a serious political obstacle to Moldova’s joining the EU, which does not want another “divided state” like Cyprus on it hands.
> And the idiotic “do you really want to do it?” following an edit = of
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Again, wordpress ducks an answer to my request to fix the “Are you sure you want to…” nuisance.
I do not see why the two technical problems of wordpress should be mine, can you?
When are you going to fix both problems, or shall I look for another blog platform?