Putin Interview Part 3


The Ukrainian Coup is discussed.

Putin Interview Part 3.mp4

Russian Aid Gets Through

Russian humanitarian aid for East Ukraine finally gets through. Kiev agrees and will guarantee the safety of the convoy. Russian, Ukrainian, OSCE and International Red Cross is overseeing the passage of the trucks. 

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Russian Aid.mp4

The Jews Strike


Jewish Strike.mp4

There has been a lot of conflict going on, namely; Iraq, Ukraine, Syria, Palestine.

Israel start the operation to punish the Palestinians for something we have yet to understand.

The Islamic war  is spreading in Iraq, the West still tries to disestablish Assad’s rule, and Kiev continues the Russian thorn in East Ukraine.

From all these, it just might be that the protagonists are simply vying for the American attention for arms and the like.

Putin On Ukraine

Putin: Russia does not want to go back to language of

Kalashnikov rifle

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Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia does not plan to impose restrictions on the use of the Internet. The restrictions, he added, may touch only the propaganda of suicide and pedophilia.
“We do not have any limitations associated with the self-expression of a human being, related to the use of modern technologies for one’s own development, or for development of one’s own business,” Putin said at the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum.
“The restrictions have been introduced, but what are they about? They are about the prohibition of the propaganda of pedophilia, child pornography, and the propaganda of methods of suicide. Excuse me, but legal systems of other countries are full of such restrictions, and this applies to Europe and the United States,” said Putin. Moreover, he said, such restrictions in those countries are much more stringent than in the Russian legislation.
Equating some bloggers to mass media complies with global trends in this area, and Russia simply closes loopholes in the law in this case, Putin said.

“This practice is used in European countries, in the UK and in Germany, the United States, and there is nothing unusual at this point. This is just a gap in our legislation that we are closing, and the application of these rules does not come contrary to world trends. Here, all is within the common trends,” Putin said, answering questions at the plenary session of the St. Petersburg Economic Forum.
Russia has no plans to impose restrictions on the use of social networks, nor does it intend to criticize those who do it, Putin said. “First, we are not going to close anything. Secondly, we do not believe we have the right to criticize those who do it. In each case, there is a unique national aspect, and it is not up to us to judge what others do and how,” the Russian president said, answering the question whether Russia could indeed ban Facebook, Twitter and their Russian analogues.
“We plan to develop modern means of communication. And I hope that we will never return to the time when the primary means of communication was a Kalashnikov rifle,” said the president of the Russian Federation.
During the St. Petersburg Economic Forum, Putin made it clear to all present that Russia was tired of the debate with NATO about the deployment of the missile defense system of the alliance in dangerous proximity to Russian strategic objects.
“We are tired of this form of debate – there’s no discussion,” Putin said.
The head of state pointed out that those, who committed a coup in Ukraine, do not want to talk to Russia. “Here are our thoughts. The next step is Ukraine in NATO. They never ask us about it, nor do they conduct a dialogue with us. As experience of the past two decades shows – there’s no dialogue, they only say – “none of your business, it doesn’t concern you,” Putin said.
According to him, the West can only assure Russia that the approach of NATO infrastructure to the  Russian borders was not directed against Russia.
“Tomorrow, Ukraine may join NATO, and in the next few days, elements of U.S. missile defense system may appear in Ukraine. No one ever talks to us on this subject,” concluded the president.
Vladimir Putin said that he had no idea about how the fate of Edward Snowden may evolve. He assured that the ex-CIA officer had not told anything to Russian security services.
“I do not even know. He is a young guy, I don’t know how he is going to live. I’m saying this without any jokes or irony. For the time being, he is here, but then what?” Putin said, answering questions at the plenary session of the St. Petersburg Economic Forum.
“We only gave him shelter and that’s all. He is not our agent, he has not exposed any secrets to us. Bad guy, he could have shared something. We still gave him shelter, but he says nothing. He reveals his information through the channels that he knows, when he deems it necessary to publish something,” said Putin.
Putin added that if U.S. intelligence agencies had acted professionally, Edward Snowden would have been in prison a long time ago. “Why did they frighten the whole world? They frightened all countries. Snowden arrived at our transit zone, and then it turned out that nobody wanted to take him. If they hadn’t scared anyone, he would have flown somewhere, and they would have caught him on the way to another country. He’d be steaming in prison for a long time,” said Putin.
Putin continued: “They frightened everyone, he stayed with us in the transit area, and what do we do? Russia is not the country that delivers human rights defenders.”
According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, what happened in the Ukraine was a coup that led to chaos and civil war.
“Whatever you call it – a revolution, not a revolution – this is a coup, with the use of force and militants,” Putin said.
According to the president, one should be as accurate as possible when it comes to the institutions of emerging countries. “Otherwise, there will be chaos. And we can see it now in Ukraine,” he said.
“Why was it necessary to do all that, if Yanukovych agreed to everything?” Putin said.
“One should have gone to the polls, and the people, whom they have in power now,  would come to power, only legally. We, like idiots, would be paying 15 billion that we promised, keep low gas prices and continue to subsidize the economy of Ukraine further on,” said the president.
Putin said that Moscow was ready to work with the government formed after the presidential election in Ukraine.
“We are still working with the people, who control the power today, but after the election, we will certainly work with the newly elected bodies,” said the head of state, speaking at the St. Petersburg Economic Forum.
Putin said Moscow would like to see peace in Ukraine. “We are interested in seeing peace, order and tranquility in our – I mean no irony here – brotherly country of Ukraine,” said the president.
Putin also said that Russia would respect the results of the presidential election in Ukraine. “We understand and see that the people in Ukraine want the country to come out of this protracted crisis. We also want, in the end, solace, and we will respect the choice of the Ukrainian people,” said Putin.

More Killings at Mariupol



Parliamentary Crisis

Inside the Ukrainian Parliament or the Supreme Rada, there is also a crisis

which apparently was solved by fisticuffs, not referendum.

Ukrainian Rada.mp4


Appointing Heads of State

(I’m sure that if there be anybody or any group that has the right to legitimize new head of state and a new government in Ukraine, it would be the Russians; because they have been subsidizing the Ukrainian government for that long a time. check this out—-)


Russia can’t continue to prop up Ukraine’s faltering economy, and this responsibility should fall on the US and EU, which have recognized the authorities in Kiev but not yet given one dollar to support the economy, President Putin has said.

“The situation is – to put it kindly, strange. It’s known our  partners in Europe have recognized the legitimacy of the  government in Kiev, yet have done nothing to support Ukraine –   not even one dollar or one euro,” Putin said at a meeting  with government officials at his residence outside of Moscow.

“The Russian Federation doesn’t recognize the legitimacy of  the authorities in Kiev, but it keeps providing economic support  and subsidizing the economy of Ukraine with hundreds of millions  and billions of dollars. This situation can’t last  indefinitely,” Putin said.

  In December, Russia provided Ukraine with a $3 billion loan,  which was a part of a bigger $15 billion aid package agreed the same month. Russia also offered a 33  percent gas price discount that would have saved more than $7.5  billion.

  The head of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde   said that Russia’s loan tranche last year was  vital for the collapsing Ukraine economy.

  In the meantime, the West hasn’t yet effectively provided any  money to Ukraine. The International Monetary Fund has agreed to provide Ukraine a bailout package of up to  $18 billion, but the details are still being worked out. The US  has also promised $1 billion in loan guarantees to  help the collapsing Ukraine economy.

Gassing over gas

  At the same meeting, Russia’s Ministry of Energy Alexander Novak  said that Ukraine’s debt to state monopoly Gazprom stands at   $2.238 billion.

  Ukraine has not paid for Russian gas since the beginning of 2013,  and with all discounts withdrawn it is now charged $485 per 1,000 cubic  meters of gas.

  This is a price Ukraine says it will not pay, claiming it is much  higher than most of the rest of Europe pays for Russian gas.

  President Putin also asked Gazprom to refrain from asking advance  payments from Ukraine, until further consultations are held.

“This certainly complies with the contract, but given the  difficult situation in Ukraine and the incompleteness of our  negotiations with the EU, I would ask the Government to hold off  on such measures [advance payments – RT] that appear in the  contract until additional consultations, if, of course, our  partners agree to such consultations.”

“If they don’t agree, we’ll act according to the existing  contract,” Putin added.

  Ukraine’s reserves of natural gas have dwindled to 6.5 billion  cubic meters which is not enough for the coming winter, Gazprom’s  Deputy Chairman Vitaly Markelov said at the meeting.

  Kiev will need 11.5 billion cubic meters to keep the lights on,  Markelov added.

  Ukraine’s overall debt to Russia, including the bill for gas, now  stands at $16.6 billion Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said.

“Three billion dollars is Ukraine’s debt, the accumulated gas  debt stands at $2.2 billion, and what we consider Russia’s   profit shortfall, at $11.4 billion, in  total, $16.6 billion.”

  Moscow turned off gas transit through Ukraine to Europe in the  winter of 2006 and 2009 after Kiev failed to pay its Gazprom  bill, leaving parts of Europe without energy during the winter  months. Moscow has accused Ukraine of siphoning off supplies  intended for Europe during these periods, an accusation Kiev  refutes.


Donetsk Next



At least 1,000 protesters have gathered in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, the industrial capital of the region, demanding that authorities respect their right for self-determination by allowing them to stage a Crimea-style referendum.

The rally was held in the city’s central Lenin Square. Demonstrators held Russian flags and signs which read, “The Republic of Donetsk.”

The protesters called for a general all-Ukrainian strike and distributed leaflets declaring April 18 a referendum day.

“Today a referendum remains a sharp political and social issue in Donbass region. People do not leave squares and require to hold [a referendum]. The fight for a referendum is accompanied by protests against rising prices for gas, electricity and food. The socio-patriotic movement ‘Eastern Front’ offers trade unions to hold a general strike on April 18. The goal of the strike is to require that the authorities hold a referendum and introduce a moratorium on the increase of tariffs and utilities,” said the leaflet, according to local media reports.

Residents then marched from the square to the city council building. Law enforcement officers in riot gear gathered near the building.

The protesters demanded that local authorities meet them at the location. According to reports, a group of city council deputies came out of the building.

Demonstrators wave Russian flags during a rally of pro-Russia supporters outside the regional government administration building in the center of the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk during on April 5, 2014. (AFP Photo)

Demonstrators chanted slogans such as “Referendum” and “Berkut,” as well as “Russia” and “Taruta (the new Donbass governor recently appointed by the Kiev government) needs to go!”

Earlier, the press service of the city council reported that authorities had not received any requests or notifications from social organizations or political parties about the Saturday rally.

Deputies of the city council, Igor Ponomarenko and Igor Sviridov, promised to meet residents at Lenin Square on Sunday, according to local media.

On March 1, Donetsk City Council made a decision to support the residents in their calls for a referendum. The deputies of the city council said that the decision on whether to hold a referendum is currently being considered by the court prosecutor, and the next hearing will take place on April 22.

On Friday, a group of people gathered at the German consulate in Donetsk to protest against what they say is German interference in Ukraine’s domestic affairs. They have signed a petition asking Berlin to stop meddling.

A demonstrator holds a flag with the portrait of deposed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych during a rally of pro-Russia supporters outside the regional government administration building in the center of the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk during on April 5, 2014. (AFP Photo)

“We ask you to convey to the leadership of your country our request of non-interference in Ukrainian internal affairs by Germany,” the petition reads.

“We ask you, based on Germany’s international authority, to warn other countries from this, not to enkindle war and not to support fascism in Ukraine,” said the people’s statement, as quoted by local media.

After President Viktor Yanukovich was ousted by an armed coup in February, the Donbass region has been gripped by protests against Kiev’s coup-imposed government. Thousands of demonstrators have been demanding to hold a referendum to decide on the future of the region – just like in Crimea, which refused to recognize the country’s new authorities.

The Republic of Crimea declared its independence from Ukraine following the March 16 referendum, in which 96.77 percent of the voters chose to rejoin Russia. Despite calls to boycott the vote and provocation attempts, 83.1 percent of Crimeans took part in the poll.

A man holds a Russian flag as police officers stand guard outside the regional government administration building in the center of the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk during a rally of pro-Russia supporters on April 5, 2014. (AFP Photo)

Armor Recovery

(Russian troops load the tanks in trains to be recovered so that radicals and terrorists will not be able to use them. This happened in Libya after Ghadaffi’s downfall. Radicals and bad elements took over the armaments left by the Western powers and consequently are now being used on Syria, and Benghazi, too.

NATO does not have a model of the newest Russian armor that even the 102-mm cannon have difficulty in penetrating.

These armor being returned to Ukraine was shipped by trains and  are now the very same images captioned by the Western media as Russian armor being transported to the border between Ukraine and Russia for a pre-supposed military invasion of Ukraine. What a correspondent!)

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President Vladimir Putin has ordered all weapons and hardware left by the Ukrainian military after Crimea’s accession to Russia to be returned to Ukraine.

The Russian President, who is also the commander-in-chief of the military forces, gave the order to Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu at a rank-conferring ceremony in Moscow on Friday. The order concerns weapons, and military hardware including aircraft and ships.

Shoigu reported that Ukrainian units stationed in Crimea who had not wished to come over to the Russian side had left Crimean territory.

The minister added that the flags and symbols on all the ships that remained in Crimea were changed to Russian. “We have not allowed any acts of desecration and disrespect towards Ukrainian state emblems,” the official added.

After the overwhelming majority of people in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea voted to secede from Ukraine and join the Russian Federation earlier this month the Ukrainian servicemen stationed on the peninsula were given the choice of swearing allegiance to the new authorities or leave for Ukraine. The Ukrainian military bases were taken under the control of security forces because of fears the weapons could fall into the hands of Ukrainian radicals.

A source in the Black Sea Fleet HQ told the RIA Novosti news agency that Russia intended to take over about 30 combat ships and support vessels that belonged to the Ukrainian Navy. However, the source added that this would be done only after a thorough inspection of the ships’ condition. On March 26 all 193 former Ukrainian military bases and institutions in Crimea flew Russian flags.

Also on Friday, Vladimir Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov told reporters that Russia had initiated the severing of its treaties with Ukraine on the division and status of the Black Sea fleet.

According to the 1997 agreement Russia received a part of the Soviet Black Sea Fleet and started renting the naval base of Sevastopol from Ukraine. In 2010 the treaty was renewed and the two nations agreed that the Russian Naval base in Sevastopol would remain for an additional 25 years starting May 2017. Russia paid $100 million a year in basic rent and also agreed natural gas price discounts.

To annul the agreement either side must inform the other side about this intention at least one year ahead.

However, after Crimea chose to join Russia the renting agreement became obsolete. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev earlier said that the failure to end the Sevastopol rental agreement could cost Russia up to $11 billion.


The Western World Crisis


Stuck with glue on their pants, the western World’s Heads of State have benched themselves on their thrones. All because somebody started yapping about something which is none of his business.

The Ukrainian situation have bewildered them in that Russia is not actually moving in a belligerent manner. No shot has been fired.

With the Ukrainian commanders refusing to accept the opposition’s authority over them, the Ukrainian military becomes illegitimate also. If the Ukrainian opposition now in power mobilizes the Ukrainian Army and calls on reserves, there would be the problem of who is going to pay for the troops and their provisions.  Unless some country or countries are footing the bill. I did mention that in ten days, the Euro-Ukrainians will probably start starving.

Punish Russia? How? Sanctions of goods? Expelling from Western membership? Alienating Russia? perhaps withholding Macdonald’s Big Macs and Tim Horton’s coffee would cause Russia to say Uncle.

The Ukrainians have suffered a lot, most particularly in WWII, the Crimean War, and under Stalin.

It seems that these people have been used as a cannon fodder for these wars. Sad! But what has this got to do with the bungled EU trade deal and the big saber rattlings of get out or get punished tones?

Now the Western World is unable to dig up a semblance of a military force to back up their warnings. All they can do is have the UN mediate. Even this recourse they do not want to do, as expected.

Why don’t we just let the Russians and the Ukrainians negotiate this amongst themselves. Or maybe we are just scared that the Ukrainians and the Russians will be able to fix this problem without the help of the Western World.


The Big Mouth


President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, has given a public warning for Russia not to send troops to Ukraine, This would be the first time I would tell him to shut his big mouth. Of all the serious blunders he would make the rest of his last term is to further annoy Russia. Who said Russia was going to do anything about Ukraine?

He may attempt to be called great and laudable president of America by fighting for gay rights, fighting for same sex marriage, fighting for the immigrants, fighting for the middle class, fighting for gun control, fighting the American Congress to uphold these fights, but not to rattle the saber against Russia.

Right now the US has not a mighty army. The tanks and conventional weapons that annihilated the Iraqi army has been put on mothballs and the American manpower is being drastically reduced. What force does he think he can field against the new Russian tanks and bigger planes? And which of the American political forces does he believe will side with him to back up his warning against Russia?

Let me put it this way—-if he wants to add the name “great” to his presidency he should stop mouthing foreign political leaders under the semblance of fighting for the USA.

Now I am not Russian. Neither am I Ukrainian. But I really do not agree with the idea of people ganging up on others using blackmail, intimidation, and trade sanctions. And I really don’t support people who make empty threats publicly to gain support and sentiment.

His mouth won’t make him great.

(him and what army?)




Ukraine–Sick Man of EU or Russia?


The Ukrainian upheaval is not political. yet the West is treating it as political.

The problem is actually socio-economic in nature.

Ukraine should not have veered away from the USSR, and then caused the breakup of the union. The country afterwards gained control of the USSR missiles which it probably dismantled and sold to other countries. This is again as per reports and may not be true. The media, such as my blog, should never report anything without confirmation. News reporters tend to put out some things which are mere hearsay. Benghazi is an example, Syria is another. Palestine is an ongoing blunder. But the biggest mistake they made is to put up some news which go against the Russian occupation of Afghanistan. This gave rise to the Taliban as a consequence. These rebels became a rogue outfit that fought against the Americans, using weapons provided by the Americans.

If the EU accepts Ukraine as a member, it should be prepared to assume the position of providing aid to Ukraine similar to the aid provided to Greece. After the country is stabilized, Ukraine will resume its ties with Russia and its Russian relations.

Do not report anything hearsay or rumor. You are paid just to be there, anyway. Heck, earn your keep the right way!

An election is in the offing for Ukraine. I would suggest a referendum first to choose whichever solution is needed. The UN should come in to supervise the referendum.

The other countries of the world should keep their hands off this country. No sanctions, no arms, no money, no expeditionary force, not even ambassadors nor envoys. Aid should be in the form of food, that is all.

If history serves me right, Ukraine is historically Russian. But then again, I might be mistaken in what I read.



Ukrainian Protests


I am beginning to understand what the protests are really about. The Ukrainians who were a big contingent in the Soviet Army of World War II, have risen against the excessive influence of Russia upon their own government. It is mostly on international trade and foreign relations that are in much concern regarding the protests. The Ukrainians wish to cultivate broader relations with Europe and will thus facilitate relations between Ukraine and Europe. After this, Ukraine will have a trade relations with Europe very much independent of Russia. Also, there would be much migrations to and from the countries concerned.

Now there is a large Ukrainian population in the Western Canada, mostly in the prairies, as their specialties lie in agriculture. The population is so large in Alberta that they form big Ukrainian communities, and oftentimes deserve to include in the school curriculum, Ukrainian as a second language. They have proven to be very good, loyal and law-abiding citizens. They also must be exclusively free to practice what their culture preaches.

Russia, however, is still on the verge of completing its own confederation of countries similar to the western  NATO. And the more populous, erstwhile benign, country of Ukraine form a big part of this plan.

Putin counteracts the protests by offering to buy out the billions of dollars in national debt incurred by the Ukrainian government. Naturally, and by necessity, the Ukrainian government has accepted this offer.

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