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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Does the Today's Geneva Agreement Defuse the Ukrainian Crisis?

The Geneva agreement sketches out a general plan for de-escalation and leaves the key details out. How, for example, is the Russian side to disarm local pro-Russian forces and convince them to leave occupied buildings, if they are, as claimed, self organized and independent of Russian influence? The Russian requirement that Ukraine maintain its “neutral status” is not in the agreement but would require Ukraine to nullify its association status with the European Union. Ukraine’s joining of the European Union was at the heart of the Euro-Maidan protests, and the Russian foreign minister appears to be requiring that Ukraine drop its goal of becoming part of the European economy.

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Crisis Meeting of Foreign Ministers in Geneva Today: Beware Russian Bear Bearing Compromises

The foreign ministers of Europe and the United States are clinging desperately to the fig leaf that Russia has not invaded Ukraine (which requires them to ramp up sanctions that may be economically costly). To avoid taking meaningful action, they will bully their Ukrainian colleague into accepting a “compromise” which, either immediately or after Russian machinations, spells the end of Ukraine as a unified state. They can return home waving a piece of paper that promises “peace in our time.” If so, Munich rather than Geneva would have been a better setting.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Smoking Guns Shatter Russian Lies About No Troops In Ukraine

Live radio footage of officer running Donestsk that he is a Russian officer from Tula, ALso a You Tube showing a self identified Russian colonel appointing the chief of police of Ukrainian town.

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Russian TV Caught Red-handed

How can anyone believe Russian TV news after this obvious fabrication of the demonstration in a south Ukraine city on April 9. Three Russian stations interview the same guy, playing three different persons -- one being a German spy.

Hilarious if not so tragic.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Eyewitness Account of Kharkiv Demonstrations: Beating and Humiliation by Pro-Russian Thugs (English and Russian Versions)

This eyewitness account by a pro-Ukraine demonstrator reveals what it is like to go against Putin's protest tourists, thugs, and anti-Semites. It rejects the Russian claim of oppressed ethnic Russians and reveals the danger that intimidated  pro-Ukraine citizens of Ukraine's east face. No wonder we see only crowds of  pro-Russian demonstrators. The other side is too afraid to tke to the streets.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Ukrainian Military Analyst Warns Russian Invasion Imminent (But First Need Dead Protesters)

The Russian invasion plan requires the advance Russian agents to stage armed confrontations that result in casualties in demonstrations and occupied public buildings. So far Ukrainian forces have exercised remarkable restraint to prevent this from happening, but the Russian plan calls for the shooting of pro-Russian demonstrators by Russian special forces. They will pick out local Russian protesters, not paid Russian operatives. 

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