Subjugation of Ukraine goes on living standards in decline and the brutal crushing of dissent . . . .

First published Aug-17-2014

Nearly 5 months after the military were given the go ahead by President
Poreshenko to launch what they say are “Terror operations” against Self
Defense Militias of the DPR we are seeing escalations both in the
information war being fought thru-out the web and the airwaves, the war
being fought on the ground with accusations being flung around by
officials in the West and Kiev, nearly all of which have been shown to be nothing but just that accusations.

Most recent accusation being that a Russian
armored military convoy crossed the Ukraine border and was subsequently
destroyed, the National Security And Defense Council of Ukraine said
they had confirmed “A part of the column does not exist now” but did not
elaborate further on what had actually taken place if anything at all
as no evidence so far has been presented.

On Thursday the 15th two foreign journalists said they had seen a convoy
of Russian army vehicles cross the border. Pictures were then posted
later on a social networking site but with no information of where and
when they were taken, but that has not stopped the war talk from the
usual culprits in the media running with the narrative of Kiev without
properly verifying the information. We have seen this before also with
the MH17 tragedy and the lack of clear evidence for certain accusations.

If the recent history of the US state department is anything to go by
this could be another escalation in their eyes that Russia is indeed
invading Ukraine, without evidence of course, well not the evidence
that would usually be credible in a normal court but trial by media
shall continue it seems.

Valery Chaly, deputy head of Poreshenko’s said “A huge military convoy accompanied by Russian soldiers and equipment was moving towards the Ukrainian border, allegedly by agreement with the Red Cross,”

“A humanitarian column with ‘peacekeepers’ was to enter the territory of Ukraine, clearly to provoke a full-scale conflict,”

Maria Zakharova, a spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, dismissed the statement by Chaly as untrue.

“Each time Kiev is more
and more inventive in creating fairy tales,” she said, noting that
special protocols had to be completed before Russian troops could be
sent abroad.

“The (Ukrainian) National Guard probably have to report about their
achievements in the field, so they pretended they have some,” she said.

Chaly said Poroshenko held urgent talks with his security chiefs and
world leaders, though he did not specify which ones. Foreign Minister
Pavlo Klimkin said separately he had called his Russian counterpart
Sergei Lavrov who had assured him the convoy would be stopped.

“As of now, the danger of provocation has been removed, but operational staff continue to work,” Chaly said.
Maria Zakharova, a spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, dismissed the statement by Chaly as untrue.

“Each time Kiev is more and more inventive in creating fairy tales,”

Economic Subjugation Of The Ukrainian People

Soon after the illegal and unconstitutional overthrow of the
democratically elected Yanukovych government with much from US funded
NGO’s and Far right Neo Nazi groups. The new government came to power
which included a number of the Far-Right Ultra nationalists taking key
positions with Arseniy Petrovych Yatsenyuk at the helm began the
wholesale of Ukraine.

Secretary of state Victoria Nulan was quoted as saying “the US invested
$5 billion into so called “pro democracy” NGO’s inside Ukraine, we have
seen the same scenario play out across the globe in recent years,
Libya,Syria,Venezuela the list is endless, opposition being supported in
order to cause social unrest and ultimately revolution inside
Independent sovereign nations which is against international law.

After the long drawn Maidan protests which seen major violence on
Maidan square came to a head deals were struck with the IMF and world banks,
these deals look to subdue the working class of Ukraine with cuts right
across the board, indeed it seems Ukraine could and most probably will
end up like that of the economy of Greece or worse.

The International monetary fund announced on March 27th that they had reached a tentative loan
agreement“financial lifeline” to Ukraine worth $14 -18bln over a 2 year
period, one of the first reforms made was to heighten the price of
natural gas, President Barack Obama called the deal a “major step
forward” that will “meet the needs of Ukrainian people over the long
term.” This of course could not be further from the truth as i will
explain now…

This loan may have been heralded as a “major step forward” by president
Obama but what he didn’t mention is that the loan agreement came with
demands for “economic reforms”, which has usually translated into
austerity measures like that seen in Europe, and as in Europe the
working class will be bearing
the brunt of the measures, It’s exactly these kind of imposition of
conditions that led to the European Network of Debt and Development to
call for reform inside the IMF itself.

Unlike in Europe the IMF conditions for Ukraine will not include debt
relief, this agreement and its so called success all hinges on cuts to
subsidies and social services. Prices will rise nearly 30% on all
imported goods due to the devaluation of the hryvnia, all of this
combined will lead to the further drop in living standards inside
Ukraine and will push even more people into poverty, according to
economists. “I don’t think half the population will live below the
poverty line, but the majority of the population will be worse off
economically—that’s understood,” Kiselyov said.

“Ukrainians differ from the Portuguese and the Greeks because they don’t have many savings
left,” Koltashov said. “Wages now in Ukraine are, as a rule, not enough
to feed a family, and the devaluation of the hryvnia will make it
totally impossible.”

The Revolution won, but the people lost
The Ukraine government it seems is not interested in the slightest about
its people in regards to life and liberty all of this is not for the
benefit of the people, the government seeks to pay back its buddies at
the expense of the nation, we have seen moves in the energy sector by
western firms to try and move in on a piece of the pie, Crimea was the
jewel in the crown with its vast reserves of natural gas just off shore
in the Black Sea, the people of Crimea decided they would be better off
back with Russia and voted as such.

If it was not bad enough that the wholesale of natural resources in
Ukraine is well underway, the country owes European banks a reportedly
23 billion in unpaid loans, and also outstanding loans of $1.5 billion
with US banks. The only winners in all of this are the multi national
corporations that stand to gain from privatization of the states assets
that have not yet already been sold off.

Indeed this all seems to me to be leading to people becoming more and
more disenfranchised with the whole “Maidan Revolution” and those that
have came to power because of it, poverty caused by these loans could
and may very well come back to bite Kiev, dissent is being crushed from
Kiev to Donetsk, and it is not just the “pro russians” feeling the
brunt, camps that have stayed in Maidan square were tore down by heavies
of the government, some scuffles occurred and a few handbags swung but
no one killed this time, but it certainly shows us a picture of a
country in turmoil far from the rose tinted narrative of the Mainstream
or officials in the EU and US, as long as the “Terror operations” in the
East and the wholesale of state assets and national resources continue
slaughter of innocent civilians and the rape of a country Ukraine will
find itself shattered literally.
Kiev is claiming to have gotten the upper hand in the key city of
Luhansk with pictures being posted on twitter of what looked like a
Ukrainian flag being raised above a police station in the Zhovtneviy
neighborhood of the city, the picture could not be independently
verified.

Officials in Kiev allege to have pushed a contingent of self defense
members out of the city itself, they say they have nearly encircled
their strongholds of Donetsk and Luhansk and have taken over control of
the road between the two cities, this is denied by self defense militias
in the area.

Alexander Zakharchenko, prime minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk
People’s Republic, said over the weekend that rebels were in the process
of receiving some 150 armored vehicles, including 30 tanks, and 1,200
fighters trained in Russia to launch a major counter-offensive.

A spokesman for the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine
said: “We have information that rebels used their routes, which are not
under the control of the Ukrainian army, and got some ammunition and
troops that came across from the Russian Federation. We can’t say the
exact numbers, we’re checking this information.”

A Russian convoy carrying humanitarian aid for the people most affected
by the turmoil in the East of the country, the Kiev government claimed
that Russia was in the middle of pulling a “Trojan Horse” type stunt to
try and invade Ukraine under the guise of humanitarian aid but there is
nothing to suggest this to be the case but it’s of my opinion the Kiev
government knew this anyway.

The Minister of Social Policy in Ukraine signed an order officially
recognizing the convoy as humanitarian aid cargo of the International
Red Cross that is currently on the border of Ukraine.

“In accordance with Articles 4 and 5 of the Law of Ukraine ‘On
Humanitarian Aid’ considering the initiative of the President of Ukraine
Petro Poroshenko on receiving humanitarian aid within the framework of
international humanitarian missions under the auspices of the
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to recognize the cargo
as humanitarian aid,” the document reads.

Supervising the delivery of the humanitarian aid to Ukraine will be the
ICRC, the convoy will go ahead after it receives some security
guarantees from both the warring sides in the country.

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