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    @MiddleEast_BRK 1h
    Ukrainian sources confirm #Russian combat helis cme from #Anapa and landed in #Sevastopol.

    DOZENS OF MIL MI-24 COMBAT HELICOPTERS OVER BELBEK, NORTH OF #SEVASTOPOL
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPD_r...re=c4-overview

    Video showing what some are describing as Russian helicopters flying low over the Crimea


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    RUSSIAN TARANTUL-CLASS MISSILE BOAT BLOCKS UKRAINE NAVY AT BALAKLAVA BAY (via @konradmuzyka)

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    Ukraine pleads for Britain and US to come to its rescue as Russia accused of 'invasion'

    Ukraine has called for Britain and the United States to intervene in its rapidly-escalating conflict, as the interior minister accuses Russian forces of staging an "armed invasion" in Crimea


    Russian President Boris Yeltsin, left, American President Bill Clinton, Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma, and British Prime Minister John Major, extreme right, sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty during the CSCE summit in Budapest, Hungary Photo: AP


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    Deeply worried politicians inside Ukraine's parliament have pleaded with Britain and the United States to come to their rescue, after Russia was accused of launching a series of raids in the Crimea region.

    The two Western powers signed an agreement with Ukraine in 1994, which Kiev's parliament wants enforcing now. The Budapest Memorandum, signed by Bill Clinton, John Major, Boris Yeltsin and Leonid Kuchma – the then-rulers of the USA, UK, Russia and Ukraine – promises to uphold the territorial integrity of Ukraine, in return for Ukraine giving up its nuclear weapons.

    Article one reads: "The United States of America, the Russian Federation, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, reaffirm their commitment to Ukraine ... to respect the Independence and Sovereignty and the existing borders of Ukraine."

    And Kiev is now claiming that their country's borders are not being respected.

    Oleksandr Turchynov, the interim president, also told agitated MPs on Friday morning that he was convening the country's security and defence chiefs for an emergency meeting over the unfolding crisis.

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    Arsen Avakov, who was named interior minister on Thursday, said that the international airport in Sebastopol had been blocked by Russian forces. Sebastopol has for the past 230 years been home to Russia's Black Sea fleet – a key strategic hub for Moscow, as ships and submarines based there are just north of Turkey and can reach the Mediterranean to influence the Middle East and the Balkans.

    Mr Avakov said Russia's actions amounted to "a military invasion and occupation".

    He wrote on Facebook: "It is a direct provocation of armed bloodshed in the territory of a sovereign State."

    A day earlier, pro-Russian gunmen had seized control of Crimea's regional parliament and government building, and Crimea's regional assembly voted to hold a referendum on May 25 to expand the region's autonomy from Kiev and replaced the local government with a pro-Moscow official.

    Crimea has for centuries been a prize much sought-after by competing empires. The Greeks, Ottomans, Venetians and Mongols have all controlled the territory throughout its history.

    It was seized by Russian forces in the 18th century under Catherine the Great, and was once the crown jewel in Russian and then Soviet empires.

    It became part of Ukraine in 1954 when Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev transferred jurisdiction from Russia – a move that was a mere formality until the 1991 Soviet collapse meant Crimea landed in an independent Ukraine.

    This week the age-old tug of war between East and West resurfaced again, with rival demonstrators chanting "Crimea is Russia" and "Crimea is not Russia" back and forth at each other.

    Moscow has not commented on the accusations that it is fomenting the rising tensions in Crimea.

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    Euromaidan PR ‏@EuromaidanPR 49 sec
    Ukrtelecom lost communication with its #Crimean branch.The reason: communication nodes were blocked by unknown - crimeaSOS|PR News #Ukraine


    17.35 All aircraft movements at Sevastopol's Belbek airfield are stopped after unidentified individuals seized the runway, a according to the Interfax-Ukraine news agency

    Reports of several (up to 10) Russian IL 76 cargo planes landing in Crimea!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lm5-c...layer_embedded showing military vehicles from Russia coming in


    According to UKR military source, 400 unidentified troops have seized Bel'bek airfield and are refusing to communicate - Interfax James Miller@MillerMENAキ10 mins
    #BREAKING: Russia lawmakers debate annexing Crimea #Ukraine while Foreign Ministry urges issuing passports for Berkut

    Chris Adams ‏@chrisadamsmkts 1 min
    Simferopol international airport in Crimea not allowing flights from Kiev, reports Reuters citing Interfax PzFeed Top News@PzFeedキ2 mins
    MORE: UK Foreign office alert warns against all travel to Crimea - British nationals already there should leave by commercial means.




    Reports of Russian military incursions in Ukraine/Crimea are of "deep concern," says White House spox Jay Carney

    Russian foreign ministry admits to entering Crimea from its Black Sea Fleet base as the Ukraine's interior minister accuses country of 'armed invasion' http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...in-Crimea.html

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    Russian Vice -Admiral announces the beginning of the war with Ukraine - Cemil

    28/02/14 16:49

    Cemil Turchinova asked to enter a state of emergency in the Crimea.

    In Crimea, Black Sea Fleet commander of Russian Federation Alexander Vitko announced the beginning of the war with Ukraine. Such information TSN confirmed lawmaker from " Fatherland " , the former chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Cemil * transmits Tsenzor.NET .
    Source : http://censor.net.ua/n273368



    According to him , on Thursday, February 27 in Sevastopol Vice Admiral Vitko gathered all the generals and said, "We are starting a war with Ukraine ."

    About Jemilev meeting only became known today , February 28.

    See also " Tsenzor.NET " Column of the ten Russian armored vehicles heading towards Simferopol : weapons of war have noticed - the AK-47 and SVD . PHOTOREPORTS + VIDEO

    In addition, according to the deputy , in the morning without permission border of Ukraine, trying to bypass finders crossed four helicopters from Anapa .

    He noted that Ukraine is now Russia does not oppose , and Ukrainians are on the verge of very dramatic events .

    " The only way out here, I think that we have the strength to impose emergency rule , bring our troops and take control of all state institutions ," - said Cemil .

    He asked about the acting Ukrainian President empowered Commander of the Armed Forces , Alexander Turchinov .

    " I'm with Turchynov said that what we have military units , the forces necessary to throw everything in the Crimea . Elsewhere us no threat yet, enter PE and throw under control. But again, there is concern that we provoke that we may not have enough forces , "- stated the MP.

    Read also " Tsenzor.NET " : Yanukovych: Russia should prevent chaos and terror , taking place in Ukraine

    According to him, Russia will not go to full-scale war , but " the country must defend their dignity , basic rights of its citizens ."

    "I constantly call and say : if Ukraine can not do something, let us at least a weapon ," - said the former head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people .
    He noted that the Crimean Tatars no sense to stand with machine guns and pistols against " armed to the teeth with the Russian army " which means " let the people to death." Source : http://censor.net.ua/n273368 Source : http://censor.net.ua/n273368



    A convoy of ten Russian APCs directed towards Simferopol : weapons of the military noticed - AK-47 and SVD .

    PHOTOREPORTS + VIDEO
    APC with Russian flags turned towards Simferopol.

    Ten Russian BTR sent to Simferopol , transfers Tsenzor.NET citing TSN .

    Military equipment was seen when moving from the Inkerman ( Sevastopol suburb ) towards the capital of Crimea , said the journalist .

    Read also " Tsenzor.NET " : Russia refused consultations with Ukraine on the situation in Crimea: This political processes

    Crimea btrkrym btrkrym BTR






    APCs are now about 40 km from Simferopol.

    "From the weapons that we noticed in the military - the AK-47 and SVD" , - adds the journalist . Source : http://censor.net.ua/p273364

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    Well, I've been out of it a few days. And all I can say here is I am NOT surprised at this at all....
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    Quote Originally Posted by American Patriot View Post
    Well, I've been out of it a few days. And all I can say here is I am NOT surprised at this at all....
    The Second Crimean War, which will pretty much be about the same kind of fiasco as the last one on all sides, although I seriously doubt any kind of NATO intervention.
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    RT @ericheggie: CNN just said they have pictures of Russian tanks in Sevastopol. About to get pictures put on air.

    RT @ericheggie: Looks like CNN has pictures of Ruskie Self Propelled Artillery on live right now. 4 of them





    RT @EuromaidanPR: BREAKING #Russian troops are trying to disarm the36th Brigade of #Ukrainian Armed Forces.The military does not give up -censor.net |PR





    Ukraine's defense ministry statement

    Posted on 02-28 at 22:43:54 CST
    [As released by Ukraine's defense ministry]

    The leadership of the Ministry of Defense has learned that, from 2 to 5 a.m. in the morning on the night from February 28 to March 1, 2014, radical forces plan to carry out illegal activities, namely, to enter the military bases in Crimea and disarm personnel.

    The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine warns against committing criminal actions and officially reports: in the case these actions are carried out, the Armed Forces of Ukraine will act in accordance with the laws of Ukraine and the Regulations of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.


    RT @ajamlive: US ambassador to the UN Power: The US calls for an urgent international mission to the Crimea to deescalate situation there.

    UN calling on Russia to move back out of Crimea


    Euromaidan PR ‏@EuromaidanPR 7m
    BREAKING Armed militaries in camouflage are leaving #Simferopol airport now
    which they were patrolling during this night & day -espreso.tv |PR


    Euromaidan PR ‏@EuromaidanPR 19m
    Russian Ambassador to UN Churkin:
    Russian troops in #Crimea act within agreement on deployment of Black Sea fleet.
    @espresotv |PR News



    GrahamWPhillips ‏@BritinUkraine 33m
    #Crimea border - guns heavy duty machine guns. I enter #Simferopol side.
    Every car stopped, searched, checkpoint about 200m from 'border'



    GrahamWPhillips ‏@BritinUkraine 40m
    At #Crimea border -guards speak Russian, but don't ask about my affiliation etc.
    They seemed to be proper military rather than ultra/defence



    Euromaidan PR ‏@EuromaidanPR 34m
    #Ukraine initiates to conduct in #Kyiv extraordinary meeting
    of foreign ministers of the Commonwealth of Independent States -galnet.org |PR




    Euromaidan PR ‏@EuromaidanPR 32m
    US Rep toUN Power- USsuggests international intermediary mission,
    Russia Ambassador to UN Churkin is against imposed mediation. @radiosvoboda


    Euromaidan PR ‏@EuromaidanPR 30m
    Declaration of Ambassador Power, Permanent Representative to the UN
    at UNSC emergency meeting on Ukraine. http://usun.state.gov/briefing/statements/222774.htm … @CrimeaEU


    Euromaidan PR ‏@EuromaidanPR 14m
    BREAKING #US will refuses to participate in #Sochi G8 Summit (June 2014)
    in case #russian troops will stay in #Crimea - @avaza1972 |PR News



    Mark MacKinnon ‏@markmackinnon 9m
    For the record, most Crimeans I spoke to were fine Russian military were arriving,
    relieved even... 1/3

    Mark MacKinnon ‏@markmackinnon 8m
    ... Crimean Tatars, and a tiny number of pro-Maidan activists, were opposed,
    but there's hardly a popular demand that West intervene...


    Mark MacKinnon ‏@markmackinnon 8m
    ... new Ukrainian govt, of course, furious because territorial integrity at stake.
    But Crimea furious at how power changed hands in Kiev.



    Mark MacKinnon ‏@markmackinnon 4m
    Sad truth: Crimea thinks Kiev ruled by ultranationalists.
    Kiev thinks Crimeans are all brainwashed.
    Neither stereotype is very useful.



    Euromaidan PR ‏@EuromaidanPR 1m
    #Pentagon confirms massive (#Russian) sea & air push into #Crimea.
    Other sources:12 aircraft,up to 2000 airborne troops involved -@2kdei |PR


    Revo ‏@arbolioto 6m

    #Ukraine opposition was naive in thinking the only necessary thing to do was deposing by force the democratically-elected president.
    #kiev

    Maggie Aitch ‏@FreeBesieged 4m

    @paulmasonnews Is it true the #Ukrainians have let #Nazis take over the Ministry of Defence? Central #Kiev is now COVERED in nazi grafitti

    Maggie Aitch ‏@FreeBesieged 9m

    Are we really going to sit around and watch the scourge of #NAZISM rear it's head once more in Europe? #Kiev #Ukraine #svoboda #ANTIFA

    Cantfiggeritout ‏@cantfiggeritout 9m

    Putin is gonna spark up Cold War II.
    #Kiev #Ukraine



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    Statement by HPSCI Chairman Mike Rogers on Situation in Ukraine
    Posted on 03-01 at 00:02:17 CST

    Statement by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers on the Situation in Ukraine

    "It appears that the Russian military now controls the Crimean peninsula. This aggression is a threat not only to Ukraine, but to regional peace and stability. Russia’s latest action is yet another indicator that Vladimir Putin’s hegemonic ambitions threaten U.S. interests and allies around the world."

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    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories...02-28-12-28-04


    Kerry said Russian action in the Ukraine "would be a very grave mistake"

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    Anyone think we should start up a new thread to keep track of the Russian invasion or you guys want to just keep the posts in this thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Ruck View Post
    Anyone think we should start up a new thread to keep track of the Russian invasion or you guys want to just keep the posts in this thread?
    I'm for keeping it in this thread. Here's a reminder that all totalitarians are evil of any variety, and that the'"Enemy of my Enemy" isn't our friend;

    sday, 26 February 2014

    Ukraine Nazis - Another Country Falls To The Axis


    Ukraine's Nazi Uprising

    The Ukrainian government's anti-terror police have been disbanded today.
    This gives a clue to the real reason this coup was encouraged now, not last year or next year;


    In mid-January the Ukraine parliament adopted legislation with a view to curbing the neo-Nazi groups in the protest movement. The law also sets procedures pertaining to the registration of foreign non-governmental subversive organizations (NGOs) and the categorization of NGOs “financed from abroad” and involved in political activity in Ukraine as “foreign agents” (Reuters, January 16, 2014)


    But the law, which ran to more than 100 pages, was directed mainly at preparing the ground for action to end the Nazi-agitated street protests that have been taking place in the capital Kiev and some other cities since November.


    On the 19th of February, following the several days of violence, the government instigated an Anti-terrorist Operation.


    Alexander Yakimenko, head of Ukraine’s security agency intimated that the riots were being led by radical Neo-Nazi groups involved in “seizing buildings of local authorities, Interior Ministry, Security Service, prosecutor’s offices, military units, ammunition depots. Courthouses are being burnt, vandals are destroying private homes, killing civilians. Only during the last day 1,500 firearms and 100,000 cartridges have been stolen by criminals. website of the SBU
    “What is happening today is a conscious use of violence by way of arson, murder, hostage-taking and intimidation … for the sake of pursuing criminal goals… All of that with the use of firearms. These are not just signs of terrorism but concrete terrorist acts. By their actions, radical and extremist groups bear a real threat to lives of millions of Ukrainians,”,” Alexander Yakimenko, , Ukraine’s security agency chief (SBU), website of the SBU, also quoted in the Los Angeles Times, February 19, 2014),


    So the opposition groups appear to have got in there first and overthrown the government, in order to prevent being broken up and imprisoned - and hence they have disbanded the the elite counter-terror force.



    In his formal remarks at Munich and a week earlier at the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov assailed Western governments for supporting neo-Nazi terrorist organizations in their zeal to place Ukraine under European Union and Troika control to tighten the NATO noose around Russia.



    If anything, Lavrov understated the case.




    Ever since President Viktor Yanukovych announced that Ukraine was withdrawing its plans to sign the European Union's Association Agreement on Nov. 21, 2013, Western-backed organizations made up of remnants of the wartime and immediate postwar Nazi collaborationist Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN-B) and their successors have launched a campaign of provocations aimed at not only at bringing down the government of Prime Minister Mykola Azarov, but at overthrowing the democratically elected President Yanukovych.



    The EU Eastern Partnership was initiated in December 2008 by Carl Bildt and Radek Sikorski, the foreign ministers of Sweden and Poland, in the wake of Georgia's military showdown with Russia in South Ossetia. The Eastern Partnership targeted six countries that were formerly republics within the Soviet Union: three in the Caucasus region (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia) and three in East Central Europe (Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine). They were not to be invited to full EU membership, but drawn into an EU vise through so-called Association Agreements, each one centered on a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA). The prime target of the effort was Ukraine.



    Under the Association Agreement negotiated with Ukraine, but not signed, the industrial economy of Ukraine would have been dismantled, trade with Russia would have been savaged (with Russia ending its free-trade regime with Ukraine, to prevent its own markets from being flooded via Ukraine), and the European markets' players would have grabbed for Ukraine's agricultural and raw materials exports. The same deadly austerity regime as has been imposed on the Mediterranean states of Europe under the Troika bailout swindle would have been imposed on Ukraine.

    Furthermore, the Association Agreement mandated "convergence" on security issues, with integration into European defense systems. Under such an upgraded arrangement, the long-term treaty agreements on the Russian Navy's use of the crucial Crimean Black Sea ports would have been terminated, ultimately giving NATO forward basing on Russia's immediate border.




    While Western news accounts promoted the demonstrations in Kiev's Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnesti, or Euromaidan as it is now called), as initially peaceful, the fact is that, from the outset, the protests included hardcore avowed neo-Nazis, right-wing "soccer hooligans" and "Afghansy" combat veterans of the wars in Afghanistan, Chechnya, and Georgia. According to Ukrainian parliamentarian Oleh Tsaryov, 350 Ukrainians returned to the country from Syria in January 2014, after fighting with the Syrian rebels, including al-Qaeda-linked groups such as the al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).



    Already, on the weekend of Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2013, rioters were throwing Molotov cocktails and seized the Kiev Mayor's Office, declaring it a "revolutionary headquarters." Protesters from the opposition Svoboda Party, formerly called the Socialist-Nationalists, march under the red and black flag of Stepan Bandera's Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN-B), the Nazi collaborators who exterminated Jews and Poles as an adjunct of the Nazi war machine, and in fulfillment of their own radical ideas on ethnic purity, during World War II.



    The slogan of the Svoboda Party, "Ukraine for the Ukrainians," was Bandera's battle cry during the OUN-B collaboration with Hitler following the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union. It was under that slogan that mass executions and ethnic cleansing were carried out by Bandera's fascist fighters. Ukrainian sources have reported that the Svoboda Party was conducting paramilitary training during the Summer of 2013—months before President Yanukovych made his decision to reject the EU Association Agreement.



    The neo-Nazi, racist and anti-semitic character of Svoboda did not deter Western diplomats—including U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland—from publicly meeting with the party's leader Oleh Tyahnybok, who had been kicked out of the Our Ukraine movement in 2004 for his speeches railing against "Muscovites and Jews"—using offensive, derogatory names for both.

    The Bandera OUN-B legacy is critical to understanding the nature of the armed insurrection now unfolding in Ukraine. The Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists was founded in 1929 by German intelligence, and within four years, Bandera was its head. In 1934, Bandera and other OUN leaders were arrested for the assassination of Bronislaw Pieracki, the Polish Minister of Internal Affairs. Bandera was freed from jail in 1938 and immediately entered into negotiations with the German Occupation Headquarters, receiving funds and arranging Abwehr training for 800 of his paramilitary commandos.



    By the time of the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941, Bandera's forces consisted of at least 7,000 fighters, organized into "mobile groups" that coordinated with German forces. Bandera received 2.5 million German marks to conduct subversive operations inside the Soviet Union. After he declared an independent Ukrainian state under his direction in 1941, Bandera was arrested and sent to Berlin. But he maintained his Nazi ties and funding, and his "mobile groups" were supplied and given air cover by the Germans throughout the war.



    In 1943, Bandera's OUN-B carried out a mass extermination campaign of Poles and Jews, killing an estimated 70,000 civilians during the summer of that year alone. Although Bandera was still running the OUN-B operations out of Berlin, the ethnic cleansing program was run by Mykola Lebed, the chief of the Sluzhba Bespeki, OUN-B's secret police organization. In May 1941, at an OUN plenary in Krakow, the organization issued a document, "Struggle and Action of OUN During the War," which stated, in part, "Moskali, Poles, Jews are hostile to us and must be exterminated in this struggle." ("Moskal" is derogatory Ukrainian slang for "Muscovites," or Russians.)



    With the defeat of the Nazis and the end of the war on the European front, Bandera and many leaders of the OUN-B wound up in displaced person camps in Germany and Central Europe. According to Stephen Dorrill in his authoritative history of MI6, MI6: Inside the Covert World of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Bandera was recruited to work for MI6 in April 1948. The link to the British was arranged by Gerhard von Mende, a former top Nazi who had headed the Caucasus Division of the Reich Ministry for the Occupied Eastern Territories (Ostministerium).



    Von Mende recruited Muslims from the Caucasus and Central Asia to fight with the Nazis during the invasion of the Soviet Union. At the close of World War II, he worked for the British through a front company, Research Service on Eastern Europe, which was a recruiting agency for principally Muslim insurgents operating inside the Soviet Union. Von Mende was instrumental in establishing a major hub of Muslim Brotherhood operations in Munich and Geneva.



    Through von Mende, MI6 trained agents from the OUN-B and dropped them inside the Soviet Union to carry out sabotage and assassination operations between 1949 and 1950. A 1954 MI6 report praised Bandera as "a professional underground worker with a terrorist background and ruthless notions about the rules of the game."


    In March 1956, Bandera went to work for the German equivalent of the CIA, the BND, then headed by Gen. Reinhardt Gehlen, the head of German military intelligence on the Eastern Front during World War II. Again, von Mende was one of his sponsors and protectors. In 1959, Bandera was assassinated by the KGB in West Germany.



    Bandera's top OUN-B killer, Mykola Lebed, the on-site commander of the group's secret police, fared even better at the close of World War II. Lebed was recruited by the U.S. Army's Counterintelligence Corps (CIC) in December 1946, and by 1948, was on the CIA payroll. Lebed recruited those OUN-B agents who did not go with Bandera and MI6, and participated in a number of sabotage programs behind the Iron Curtain.




    In 1985, the U.S. Department of Justice launched an investigation into Lebed's role in the wartime genocide in Poland and Western Ukraine, but the CIA blocked the probe and it was eventually dropped. Nevertheless, in 2010, after the release of thousands of pages of wartime records, the National Archives published a documentary report, Hitler's Shadow: Nazi War Criminals, U.S. Intelligence, and the Cold War, by Richard Breitman and Norman Goda, which included a detailed account of Bandera's and Lebed's wartime Nazi collusion and involvement in mass executions of Jews and Poles.
    It is this Bandera-Lebed legacy, and the networks spawned in the postwar period, which are at the center of the current events in Ukraine.




    On Jan. 25, 2014, twenty-nine Ukrainian leaders of political parties, civic and religious organizations, including former presidential candidate and parliamentarian Natalia Vitrenko, sent an open letter to the United Nations Secretary General and leaders of the EU and the United States, decrying the Western support for the neo-Nazi campaign to carry out a bloody coup against a legitimately elected government.


    The open letter read, in part: "You should understand that, in supporting the actions of the guerillas in Ukraine ... you yourselves are directly protecting, inciting, and egging on Ukrainian neo-Nazis and neo-fascists.
    "None of these oppositionists (Yatsenyuk, Klitschko, and Tyahnybok) hide that they are continuing the ideology and the practices of the OUN-UPA.... Wherever the Euromaidan people go in Ukraine, they disseminate, besides the slogans mentioned above, neo-Nazi, racist symbols.... Also confirming the neo-Nazi nature of our people, Bandera and Shukhevych—agents of the Abwehr."
    The open letter posed the question to Western leaders:

    "Have the UN, the EU, and the U.S.A. ceased to recognize the Charter and Verdict of the International War Crimes Tribunal at Nuremberg, where the Hitlerite Nazis and their henchmen were convicted? Have human rights ceased to be a value for the countries of the EU and the world community? Is the Ukrainian nationalists' devotion to Hitler and his mass murders of civilians now considered democracy?"



    Only in the recent days, with scenes of mass violence by armed protesters finally breaking through the propaganda fog, has the Western media taken up the neo-Nazi character of the ongoing destabilization. Time magazine, on Jan. 28, headlined its coverage from Kiev "Right-Wing Thugs Are Hijacking Ukraine's Liberal Uprising," profiling one group of neo-Nazi hooligans called Spilna Sprava ("Common Cause," but the Ukrainian initials spell "SS"), as being near the center of the protests.



    Counterpunch also published a Jan. 29 article by Eric Draitser, "Ukraine and the Rebirth of Fascism," which began with the warning: "The violence on the streets of Ukraine is far more than an expression of popular anger against a government. Instead, it is merely the latest example of the rise of the most insidious form of fascism that Europe has seen since the fall of the Third Reich.... In an attempt to pry Ukraine out of the Russian sphere of influence, the U.S.-EU-NATO alliance has, not for the first time, allied itself with fascists."



    Now of course, no matter how the UK or the US justify working with Nazis, they seem to miss the main point -
    Who benefits? GERMANY!



    We are helping Germany overthrow regimes and replace them with German assets. We are building a German empire in the ugliest possible sense, and no doubt will be wondering what happened when the this post-fascist new German empire feels it has consolidated enough power to go back to its traditional way of doing things - outright war aimed at us.


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    "God's an old hand at miracles, he brings us from nonexistence to life. And surely he will resurrect all human flesh on the last day in the twinkling of an eye. But who can comprehend this? For God is this: he creates the new and renews the old. Glory be to him in all things!" Archpriest Avvakum

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    Anyone think we should start up a new thread to keep track of the Russian invasion or you guys want to just keep the posts in this thread?
    This thing may take a few turns or even spread to other former republics as the Russian Bear stretches it paws to reemerge as an economic and military superpower once again.

    Feel free to move, merge or change the title to archive and document this event to your liking.

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    Obama signals more "Flexibility" to Putin...
    Krauthammer on Ukraine: 'Everybody is shocked by the weakness of Obama's statement'


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    Charles Krauthammer told viewers Friday on "Special Report with Bret Baier" that President Obama's statement on the latest Ukraine developments showed "weakness," and implied that "we're not really going to do anything" about the political upheaval in Ukraine.

    On Friday, armed men, allegedly Russian military forces, entered the Crimea region and took control of two airports. President Obama then delivered a message from the White House briefing room, saying he was "deeply concerned" by the reports and that "there will be costs" for any military intervention in Ukraine, though he declined to specify what those costs might be.

    Krauthammer, however, said the president's statement failed to make strong waves.

    "The Ukrainians, and I think everybody, is shocked by the weakness of Obama's statement," he said. "What he's saying is, we're not really going to do anything."

    Krauthammer, a syndicated columnist and a Fox News contributor, said Russia will interpret Obama's remarks as complacency.

    "He said, any violation of Ukrainian territory is destabilizing, and that's not in Russia's interest. He is instructing Putin on what's in Russia's interest?" Krauthammer said. "I can assure you, Putin has calculated his calculated his own interests, and he's calculated that detaching Crimea from Ukraine and making it, essentially, a colony of Russia, is in Russia's interest - because he knows he has nothing to fear from the west, because it's not led by anybody. It used to be led by the United States."






    Myroslava Petsa ‏@myroslavapetsa 31m
    New #Crimea's PM Pavel Aksyonov whose party got 4% support in local parl elex
    asks #Putin to assist in bringing peace to the region


    Daniel Sandford ‏@BBCDanielS 23m
    New Crimean leader Serhiy Aksyonov
    "I am am taking the decision to subordinate directly to myself formations...
    of the security structures."


    Daniel Sandford ‏@BBCDanielS 24m
    New Crimean leader Serhiy Aksyonov "I appeal to..Vladimir Putin,
    to provide assistance in ensuring peace and tranquillity..in Crimea,"


    Daniel Sandford ‏@BBCDanielS 22m
    Pro-Russian Serhiy Aksyonov says
    he is now taking control of police, army, customs, tax and border guard in Crimea "
    on a temporary basis."


    Lucian Kim ‏@Lucian_Kim 24m
    Friday night in #Simferopol, #Crimea, as I experienced it:
    http://www.buzzfeed.com/luciankim/at-night-in-crimea-residents-await-a-move-from-russia


    James Mates ‏@jamesmatesitv 16m
    I thought it wd be ex-Pres Yanukovich who called for Russian help in #Crimea
    Instead newly installed Crimean PM 'legitimises' Ru invasion.


    Euromaidan PR ‏@EuromaidanPR 15m
    Russian landing ship BSF "N.Filchenkov" sent to Sevastopol and to arrive today:
    http://seabreeze.org.ua/bolshoy-desantnyiy-korabl-chf-rf-n-filchenkov-napravlyaetsya-v-sevastopol/ …
    |PR News pic.twitter.com/3dgYplnqu2





    es1999 ‏@es1999 20m

    So @BarackObama has completely become Jimmy Carter: incompetent economic policies and feckless foreign policy. #Ukraine
    #Russia #Kiev

    bruce springnote‏@BSpringnoteキ1 hr
    Analysis of US reactions to Crimea crisis #euromaidan http://www.thedailybeast.com/article...disagreed.html

    bruce springnote‏@BSpringnoteキ1h
    Ukrainians shouldn't count on US as long as Obama is president. He backed off on Syria Iran and other issues and he will back off on ukraine

    bruce springnote‏@BSpringnoteキ1 hr
    Interesting to see how Muslim world reacts to this. Turkey has close ties to Crimea but so far has been very quiet #euromaidan

    bruce springnote‏@BSpringnoteキ1 hr
    Can ukraine react? Yes they cud close off most fresh water to Crimea as it is supplied by canal from mainland but that's inhuman #euromaidan


    bruce springnote‏@BSpringnoteキ1 hr
    What if ukraine shut all natgas transit pipelines to Europe for a few days ? Would that get everyone's attention? Wud Merkel wake up?

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    Report: Russia Orders Ukraine To Surrender Military Bases, Defense Ministry Receives Warning Of Morning Attack

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    Excerpted from Ukraine Policy: At 1am local time on March 1st, the Ministry of Defense issued a statement that they received intel informing of an attack on Ukrainian military installations between 2-5am, and that the Ukrainian army would respond if attacked. In turn, it was reported by Hromadske TV that Russian forces issued an ultimatum to Ukrainian forces to surrender their military basses by the 2am deadline.

    At 2am, the military airfield in Kirovske was captured by Russian soldiers. There is an unconfirmed report from Seabreeze.org.ua that the Nikolai Filchenkov Alligator-class landing ship, capable of carrying 300-400 troops, is due to arrive in Sevastopol this morning.



    Report: Russia Orders Ukraine To Surrender Military Bases, Defense Ministry Receives Warning Of Morning Attack... http://t.co/mb4ESWTxL5
    Ukrainian Ministry Of Defense Says Russian Forces Issue Surrender Ultimatum, Seize Military Airstrip

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    At 1am local time on March 1st, the Ministry of Defense issued a statement that they received intel informing of an attack on Ukrainian military installations between 2-5am, and that the Ukrainian army would respond if attacked. In turn, it was reported by Hromadske TV that Russian forces issued an ultimatum to Ukrainian forces to surrender their military basses by the 2am deadline. At 2am, a military airfield in Kirovske was captured by Russian soldiers. source – Ukrainian Policy

    The post Ukrainian Ministry Of Defense Says Russian Forces Issue Surrender Ultimatum, Seize Military Airstrip appeared first on Now The End Begins.
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    Only reason I ask about starting a new thread is that when Georgia was invaded, we had a dedicated thread for that. Then again, there was actual warfare involved in that event.

    So far, to tell the truth, we only have Russia annexing part of Ukraine. I think I'll let the thread ride as is and if actual shooting breaks out, we'll separate things into different threads.

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    My suggestion Ryan, change this thread's name to "Russian invasion of Ukraine". Keep everything in it as it is so we can follow it in the last days before the nukes take out the Internet.
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    Or we can do that...

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    Russia's Upper House To Demand Recall Of Moscow Ambassador To U.S.

    March 1, 2014

    Russia's upper house of parliament will ask President Vladimir Putin to recall Moscow's ambassador from the United States, the chamber's speaker said on Saturday.

    Valentina Matviyenko, the head of the Federation Council, asked the Council's Committee on Foreign Affairs to draw up a proposal setting out the demands to Putin.

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    NATO Responds To Russian Military Drill, Backs "Inviolability" Of Ukraine Frontiers

    Submitted by Tyler Durden on 02/26/2014 10:59 -0500



    Shortly after today's surprising announcement by Russia that it would conduct broad military drills in Central and Western Russia, which would include 150,000 troops, we posted a rhetorical question: How will NATO respond?
    Moments ago NATO responded:




    • NATO: INDEPENDENT, STABLE UKRAINE KEY TO EURO-ATLANTIC SECURITY
    • NATO BACKS UKRAINIAN TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY, ALLIANCE SAYS
    • NATO ALLIES CONTINUE TO BACK UKRAINE SOVEREIGNTY, ALLIANCE SAYS
    • NATO BACKS `INVIOLABILITY OF FRONTIERS' ON UKRAINE: ALLIANCE
    • NATO COMMENDS ARMY FOR STAYING OUT OF UKRAINE POLITICAL CRISIS
    • NATO SAYS IMPERATIVE THAT UKRAINE ARMY DOESN'T INTERVENE


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    We continue to follow developments in Ukraine very closely. We deplore the tragic loss of life. We welcome the fact that violence has been stopped through negotiations that paved the way for a peaceful outcome. We emphasise the importance of an inclusive political process based on democratic values, respect for human rights, minorities and the rule of law, which fulfils the democratic aspirations of the entire Ukrainian people.

    NATO and Ukraine have a distinctive partnership, embodied in the NATO-Ukraine Commission. Through that partnership framework, NATO stands ready to continue to engage with Ukraine and assist with the implementation of reforms. Defence reform and military cooperation remain key priorities. We commend the Ukrainian armed forces for not intervening in the political crisis. In a democracy, it is imperative that the armed forces do not intervene in the political process. We underscore the need to strengthen democratic control over the defence and security sector, with effective parliamentary oversight and the robust involvement of civil society. In the context of recent tragic events, transparent democratic and accountable institutions are essential to the future of Ukraine.

    A sovereign, independent and stable Ukraine, firmly committed to democracy and the rule of law, is key to Euro-Atlantic security. Consistent with the Charter on a Distinctive Partnership between NATO and Ukraine, NATO Allies will continue to support Ukrainian sovereignty and independence, territorial integrity, democratic development, and the principle of inviolability of frontiers, as key factors of stability and security in Central and Eastern Europe and on the continent as a whole.
    And as the military escalations - now on both sides - escalate some more, the algos are BTFATH. Let's sit back and watch which back off first.

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