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Russia declares war on Ukraine. Live updates from inside Ukraine

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posted on May, 15 2014 @ 04:00 AM
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Merkel booed for supporting Kiev Junta at CDU campaign event in Germany





posted on May, 15 2014 @ 04:26 AM
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Fascists in Ukrainian parliament proposing how to deal with people who oppose them in Eastern Ukraine.



Representatives in "Freedom" in the Verkhovna Rada propose an effective method of fighting terrorists, entrenched Slovyansk According to them, everyone civilians should leave this town for 48 hours, after which to begin preliminary bombardment, caused an airstrike, and awaiting a final sweep of the city from the bandits terrorizing the Donbass. This was stated by deputy of the faction "Freedom" Yuri Mihalchishin transmits new region . "We require the successful completion of the antiterrorist operation (ATO). It must be converted into a more decisive step. Namely, we have to focus on strikes against terrorists in clusters of Slavic and Kramatorsk. This must be done before the end of the week that we normally have been able to vote on election day May 25. Therefore it is necessary to deepen and expand the scope and intensity of ATO, "- he said. The deputy noted that the focus should be on eliminating the "core militants" primarily near Sloviansk. "We need to redeploy forces and the military, all the necessary capabilities have the Defense Ministry. Need to apply heavy artillery and use additional air support. More MI-24 helicopters will be enough to turn the whole Slovyansk in a lunar landscape, "- said the deputy. At the same time he proposed to announce the evacuation of civilians did you hide behind the bandits. "We need to minimize the loss of our military and at times to increase their ranks in the separatists and terrorists. That there were no casualties among civilians, need 48 hours before the start of the operation to announce the evacuation of all local residents were evacuated. For this is necessary transport. After this, you should declare all who remain there, will not be considered civilians and supporters of terrorists or terrorists themselves. Then you need to close the area, eliminate all gangs "- summed Mihalchishin
Джерело: fakty.ictv.ua



posted on May, 15 2014 @ 05:09 AM
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a reply to: cosmonova

Source?



posted on May, 15 2014 @ 06:40 AM
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originally posted by: DJW001
a reply to: cosmonova

Source?



fakty.ictv.ua...

It's at the end of the article



posted on May, 15 2014 @ 02:47 PM
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mikenormaneconomics.blogspot.ca...

US threatens to 'bleed' Russia if it disrupts Ukraine vote

The United States warned Russia on Thursday of stepped-up Western sanctions to make its economy "bleed" if it disrupts a crucial presidential election in Ukraine just 10 days away.



posted on May, 15 2014 @ 03:07 PM
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originally posted by: victor7
mikenormaneconomics.blogspot.ca...

US threatens to 'bleed' Russia if it disrupts Ukraine vote

The United States warned Russia on Thursday of stepped-up Western sanctions to make its economy "bleed" if it disrupts a crucial presidential election in Ukraine just 10 days away.


I doubt Russia will even blink as they de couple from the US dollar on the 20th of this month.Russian, China and Iran start trading in their own currencies. Heaven forbid they dump their US treasuries.Then we'll see who bleeds.
edit on 15-5-2014 by 13th Zodiac because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 15 2014 @ 03:23 PM
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originally posted by: MrSpad
NATO has been busy taking advantage of the opening Russia has given it. A defense pact with Finland, a new pact with Japan, increased cooperation with Azerbaij and Georgia and a new coorperation agreement with the African Union. These all present long term strategic problems for Russia.

Finland NATO

Japan NATO

Azerbaijan NATO

Georgia NATO

Afican Union NATO




How is that Grand war that your Bush started in afghanistan by the Great NATO? doing? do tell.



posted on May, 15 2014 @ 03:25 PM
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Apparently Russian observers said the Donetsk vote was falsified.

Ah according to article posted by the Ukrainian unelected government web site officials?



posted on May, 15 2014 @ 03:31 PM
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originally posted by: 13th Zodiac

originally posted by: victor7
mikenormaneconomics.blogspot.ca...

US threatens to 'bleed' Russia if it disrupts Ukraine vote

The United States warned Russia on Thursday of stepped-up Western sanctions to make its economy "bleed" if it disrupts a crucial presidential election in Ukraine just 10 days away.


I doubt Russia will even blink as they de couple from the US dollar on the 20th of this month.Russian, China and Iran start trading in their own currencies. Heaven forbid they dump their US treasuries.Then we'll see who bleeds.


I must admit Iran, Russia, China together are some future power bloc. In terms of land mass, population and economy they will make the USA of tomorrow look like the Britain of today.



posted on May, 15 2014 @ 03:52 PM
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I must admit Iran, Russia, China together are some future power bloc. In terms of land mass, population and economy they will make the USA of tomorrow look like the Britain of today.


Until Russia goes to war with Iran over Kazakhstan, Iran goes to war with China over Xianjiang, China goes to war with Russia over the Kamcatchka Peninusula....



posted on May, 15 2014 @ 07:34 PM
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voting in Ukrainian Parliament yesterday. Sad and scary at same time.
No wonder people of Eastern Ukraine do not want to have anything with these criminals.



This is how Parliament votes for the vital laws. Violation of the law and regulations are common place.






posted on May, 15 2014 @ 07:37 PM
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France Thumbs Nose at Obama Over Sanctions: Will Deliver Two Warships to Russia

The battle between the US and France has been brewing for months, but now it came to a head: the French government decided to spite the US and move forward with the contract to deliver two warships to Russia. To heck with those silly sanctions.



posted on May, 15 2014 @ 08:24 PM
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CNN. Enough said.







posted on May, 15 2014 @ 08:30 PM
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no more free ride



Starting from June 1, Russian gas will only be delivered to Ukraine if it pays for it in advance, said President Vladimir Putin.

Despite Russia suggesting immediate consultations to resolve the Ukraine gas issue in April, there have so far been no specific proposals on ensuring stable deliveries and transit of Russian natural gas coming from EU partners, Putin said in a declaration to foreign leaders.

“Moreover, the situation with payments for Russian gas only got worse over this period of time. Gazprom has not received a single payment for the gas supplied to Ukraine, and the total debt has grown from $2.237 billion to $3.508 billion,” the president stressed.

“And this despite the fact that Ukraine has received the first tranche of the IMF loan in the amount of $3.2 billion,” he added.

According to Putin, it left Gazprom no other choice, but to issue “an advance invoice for gas deliveries to Ukraine, which is completely in accordance with the contract, and after June 1 gas deliveries will be limited to the amount prepaid by the Ukrainian company.”

But the president stressed that Russia remains open to continue consultations on the issue, urging the EU to “more actively engage in the dialogue in order to work out specific and fair solutions that will help stabilize the Ukrainian economy.”


rt.com...



posted on May, 15 2014 @ 08:41 PM
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a reply to: cosmonova

Russia can deduct the amount Ukraine owes from the gas lost when Russia invaded and annexed Crimea.



posted on May, 15 2014 @ 08:47 PM
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rt.com... Dontesk gives Ukraine Millitary 24HRS to get out!



posted on May, 15 2014 @ 09:15 PM
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DONETSK, May 15 /ITAR-TASS/. Early presidential elections in Ukraine scheduled for May 25 will not be held on the territory of the eastern Ukrainian Donetsk Region, the chairman of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Roman Lyagin, said Wednesday.
“Today the DPR CEC controls all 22 district election commissions, so Ukrainian presidential elections on DPR territory are impossible both from the technical and security viewpoints,” Lyagin told Itar-Tass.
He also said Kiev-appointed Donetsk Region governor Sergey Taruta “today rules an imaginary region.”
“We had a formal governor, Taruta. We don’t see him, don’t even know where he is,” Lyagin said.


en.itar-tass.com...



posted on May, 15 2014 @ 09:46 PM
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a reply to: 13th Zodiac

I hope the ukranian army goes in and kills anyhting that moves. Scorched earth policy needs to be used to make a example out of them. Personally i hope russia and the entire region burns in hell for this farce.



posted on May, 15 2014 @ 10:03 PM
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Ukraine Seizes 100,000 Ballots Already Marked 'Yes' For Eastern City To Break Away [Report]



Ukrainian military forces stopped and seized a vehicle carrying three armed men transporting guns, ammunition, and an estimated 100,000 ballots for a May 11 referendum already marked "yes" for the eastern city of Donetsk to break away and form an independent state, Kyiv Post reports.

The men — which Ukrainian media have described as "armed terrorists" — were found with ballots in the trunk of their car on the outskirts of the city, a police source told the Ukraine Observer.

Many cities in eastern Ukraine have been under siege for about a month, including Donetsk, where the city's main government building and a number of schools have been seized by pro-Russian separatists believed to be backed by Moscow.

The new reports of fraudulent ballots brings to mind a similar incident in Crimea, the region recently annexed to Russia following a March 16 vote. A senior White House official told Reuters there was "concrete evidence" some of those ballots arrived to Crimean cities pre-marked.



a reply to: yuppa
I would say at this point that any persons not belonging to the armed forces of Ukraine, who are armed and engage in active shooting / actively seizing government buildings, are fair game.

Its no longer protesting or being defiant. Its an armed insurrection funded and backed by Russia.



posted on May, 15 2014 @ 10:14 PM
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America could hold answer to Putin's pipeline pinch on Ukraine


America’s booming natural gas production could help Ukraine keep the heat and lights on amid Russia’s latest threat to cut off supplies, if the U.S. cuts through troublesome red tape, lawmakers said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said state-run Gazprom will only deliver gas to cash-strapped Ukraine if it is paid in advance. U.S. lawmakers blasted the threat from Putin, who is backing an uprising by ethnic Russians in Ukraine, and said the U.S. must act quickly to keep Ukraine supplied. The U.S. has port facilities that turn natural gas into liquid for export and more are under construction, but shipping to any country not bound by a free trade agreement with the U.S. requires a federal permit. Since 2011, DOE has approved six applications for permits to export natural gas to non-free trade agreement nations, but Ukraine is not one of them.

"Threatening to turn off the spigot of natural gas to Ukraine is nothing but extortion playing out on the global stage," said Rep Fred Upton, R-Mich., who chairs the House Energy and Commerce Committee. "This shameful act of defiance by Putin underscores the growing need for Congress to act on LNG exports."

Upton urged passage of the so-called "Domestic Freedom and Global Prosperity Act," which would grant immediate approval of the 24 pending applications currently filed with the Department of Energy

"This would send the clear signal that we are serious about enlarging the scope of natural gas exports, and immediately undercut Russia’s dominance," Upton said. "Russia has chosen to wield its energy resources as a geopolitical weapon to inflict harm on others. As the world’s emerging energy superpower, America has a newfound responsibility to help our allies."

Bill sponsor Cory Gardner, R-Colo., said fast-tracking permits to ship LNG to nations like Ukraine creates jobs in America while also serving out foreign policy interests.

“It also serves our national security interests as an aggressive Russian regime looks to expand power in former Soviet Union countries," Gardner said. "This legislation helps our allies in the region and across the globe while creating jobs and economic opportunity here in Colorado.”

Gazprom controls nearly 20 percent of the world's natural gas reserves, and supplies more than half of Ukraine's energy needs. Although Ukraine recently signed a $10 billion deal with Chevron to drill for shale gas in western Ukraine, with the hope of ending its energy dependence on Russia by 2020, it is heavily dependent in the near term on Russia.

Ukraine does not have the infrastructure to receive direct overseas shipments of liquid natural gas, but it does have pipelines coming in from European countries. The Netherlands and Spain are among the European nations with large LNG ports, although the logistics for getting the fuel to Ukraine would have to be worked out. And getting private suppliers to send LNG to a nation that is behind on its bills could present another hurdle.

Putin first hinted at pinching the pipeline in an April letter to European leaders whose nations are customers of Russia's state-controlled Gazprom. But in the second letter released by the Kremlin Thursday, Putin said that a meeting involving Russian, Ukrainian and the European Union officials has failed to settle the issue. Putin said that Ukraine's gas debt to Russia has risen to $3.5 billion.


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