Ukraine again snubbed an offered peace plan

“The sooner this regime in Ukraine falls, the more lives will be saved”

A Facebook user wrote on his page about how, while meeting a cousin at the train station, he saw two categories of passengers on the platform: young men in camouflage, headed East, obviously, to participate in the so-called Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO), and other young men, dressed in beautiful winter jackets, carrying skis and snowboards, traveling to the West to enjoy skiing on the slopes of the Carpathians. The first go to the front, die heroically and, perhaps, have a few words reported on TV, then are forgotten forever. The second will race on the steep slopes of the Bukovel ski resort, drink mulled wine and visit the cozy restaurants and bars which have always been beyond the means of the first. Perhaps some of them are ardent nationalists, perhaps they gave money to the ATO, and in the future may even lay flowers at monument to the “heroes”. But spending time in the Carpathians is still much more pleasant than to die or fall wounded in the Donbass.

http://newcoldwar.org/two-worlds-ukraine/

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The undeniable fact is   the western media, influenced by it’s political leaders, lies, distorts about the conflicts in Ukraine and Just like they did in Iraq.  Make Peace and not war.

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The government of Ukraine attacking, aggression towards, the Ukraine rebels it  is falsely called defense while if the Ukraine rebels defend themselves it  is falsely rather  called a Russian Invasion.

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Speaking at the meeting of the OSCE’s permanent members in Vienna, Russian Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE),  Andrei Kelin said the United States and other Western countries must stop backing those Ukrainian war hawks rampaging in the country’s east, YES those who are waging war in the country’s east

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Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the West of whipping up anti-Russian hysteria to justify extending economic sanctions against Moscow. Lavrov also  said the separatists in Ukraine were responding to attacks by government forces and the only way forward was through direct dialogue. He accused the West of “chronic” finger-pointing at Moscow over the Ukraine conflict, in which more than 5,000 people have been killed in more than nine months of fighting.  Lavrov said it would have been naive to believe the separatists would accept being shelled by government forces without responding. He said the rebels had started actions to “eliminate the positions from which the Ukrainian armed forces had shelled populated areas with heavy weapons”

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Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov denied any Russian involvement in the fighting . The rebels do not need Russian troops as they are doing well on their own. “Instead of increasing pressure on those who refuse to engage in dialogue to resolve the conflict peacefully, we see renewed talks about blackmailing Russia economically,” RIA news agency quoted Peskov as saying.

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Russia has claimed that Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko had snubbed a peace plan offered last week by Russian leader Vladimir Putin. 

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Ukraine has also set in motion a previously approved fourth wave of military call-ups since the start of conflicts in mid April. The 50,000 new volunteers and reservists will be mostly deployed in the war zone in stages stretching over three months. Their call-up also reflects Ukraine’s increasing aggression bid towards the Ukrainian rebels

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The Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk delivered a new law  to the Ukrainian Parliament  to increase the size of Ukraine’s army to 250,000 personnel.  This signifies a rise of some 68,000 people, according to government figures. 

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More than 4,800 Ukrainian people have been killed since the conflict started last February in Donbass, as the region along the Ukraine-Russia border is known, according to the World Health Organisation. A recent UN report said more than 1.2 million have been displaced.

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Russia and the Ukrainian Rebels, militants accuse Ukraine of breaking various pledges and preparing for all-out war. The Ukrainian Rebels control Donetsk airport under the terms of the Minsk deal  and most of all what they want is peace,”  “The people have already made their choice through the May referendum and the November election to Join Russia,”

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A peace deal signed in September in the Belarusian capital of Minsk envisaged a cease-fire and a pullout of heavy weapons from a division line in eastern Ukraine. Next it has been repeatedly violated by both sides and has increased the civilian death toll in the last few weeks.

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Donetsk, Ukraine – Ukrainian troops, launched an attack on the Ukrainian Rebels at the Donetsk airport.  Fighting in Ukraine’s war-battered east continues to intensify  as the civilian population suffers through a harsh winter with few supplies.  Russia and the Ukrainian Rebels, militants continue to accuse Ukraine of breaking various pledges and carrying OUT all-out war against the rebels. Fierce clashes continued around Donetsk airport, a now-ruined complex on the edge of the rebel-held city, which has taken on major symbolic value for both warring sides and is the site of the most intense fighting of the conflict. Both sides claimed to control most of Donetsk airport yesterday, and casualty figures vary wildly, with Ukraine’s military and  the Ukrainian Rebels  in and around the airport. Ukrainian television channel video shows the Ukrainian government troops fighting for control of the Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine.

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Russia, Moscow has been presented with no evidence of Russian soldiers and weapons entering east Ukraine despite Western accusations that Russia is reinforcing Ukrainian Rebels there, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday.  No evidence of Russian soldiers or weapons crossing the border.  Moscow  insists that any of its citizens fighting in Ukraine are volunteers.

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Russia issues grim warning to Ukraine over their CONTINUAL Ukrainian rebel crackdown.

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“It is the biggest, even strategic, mistake of the Ukrainian authorities to rely on a military solution to the crisis,” said Grigory Karasin, Russia’s deputy foreign minister. “This can lead to irreversible consequences for Ukrainian statehood.” Mr Lavrov called for the Ukrainian withdrawal of  their heavy weapons to end the fighting.

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In the town of Novosvitlivka, 18km southeast of Luhansk, Iryna Tchernyakova said that the  notorious Ukraine militia  moved into the area.  “There was also a group called Aidar, some 15 men came here… They had a different attitude though they were Ukrainians and in uniform… They had us at gunpoint, they turned to my husband Igor, an Afghan war veteran, and accused him of helping the separatists.” Amnesty International said in a September report the Aidar Battalion was responsible for war crimes that included abductions, possible executions, theft, and extortion. “Then Aidar took us at gunpoint and told us to get down on our knees if we didn’t want to be shot as collaborators. Later they told us to leave the church, but I asked them: ‘Where should I go?'” Many internally displaced people in Donbass are living in rented accommodation or with family and friends.  Source: Al Jazeera

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These crisis had started with the false  overthrow of a an elected Ukrainian president  aided  by the West in Kiev a year ago.

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov

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Still “Russia is determined to play a leading role in the new multipolar world that the United States relentlessly opposes and will not give up on Ukraine until a desirable outcome is reached, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told journalists during an annual news conference Wednesday.  Moscow wants to see Ukraine transformed into a federal state, offering autonomy to the restive regions in the country’s east, said Lavrov, who has taken center stage in international diplomacy during the last year. “Ukraine needs to implement constitutional reform, but the current leadership wants it to remain a unitary state in its strictest form,”  ” The leitmotif of Lavrov’s speech was that Russia is constantly being sidelined on the international arena due to Western hypocrisy and double standards, with the United States’ urging of other nations to pass sanctions against Russia and the cancellation of the South Stream gas pipeline project under pressure from the EU singled out as examples of this.

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Western countries want to isolate Russia, but they will not succeed, as it will continue to work with its partners within the BRICS and Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), Lavrov said. Dozens of countries have expressed an interest in signing free trade agreements with the Moscow-led Eurasian Economic Union that currently consists of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, the foreign minister said, without naming them. He also said that Russia was ready to sign a free trade agreement between the Eurasian Economic Union and the EU.  Russia will hold a joint BRICS and SCO summit in the central Russian city of Ufa in July this year, where the question of India and Pakistan’s accession to the SCO will be discussed, Lavrov said.

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He signaled that Russia does not have designs on any more Ukrainian territory and that Crimea, which was annexed by Moscow last March, was an exceptional case.  “The unconstitutional coup [in which Ukraine’s former president Viktor Yanukovych was overthrown] has undermined Ukraine’s right to exert sovereignty over some of its regions,” Lavrov said. “We did not sign up [to the 1994 Budapest Memorandum] to support meddling in Ukraine’s internal affairs or to support a violent unconstitutional coup,” he said. The memorandum’s signatories, including Russia, pledged to “respect Ukrainian independence and sovereignty within its existing borders.” Lavrov said Russia would lobby for the United Nations General Assembly to pass a resolution that would recognize violent unconstitutional coups as an unacceptable form of regime change.

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The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov also criticised US President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, saying the Americans had set a course for confrontation and attempts to isolate Russia would fail. Mr Obama’s speech showed “that the United States wants to dominate the world and cannot merely be first among equals,” he said. “Yesterday’s speech by the president shows that there is only one concept at the center of the [U.S.] philosophy: ‘We are number one and everyone else has to respect that,'” Lavrov said.   Lavrov said that the European and NATO member-supplied weapons were flowing into the conflict zone, which he said violates their own codes. The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov railed against Obama’s address during his annual year-in-review news conference on Wednesday, charging that Obama’s speech “showed that the United States intends to dominate the world.” “The Americans have chosen a path toward confrontation, and do not evaluate their own steps critically at all,” Mr Lavrov said. “Yesterday’s address by President Obama showed that the central principle of the United States’ philosophy is based on only one thing: The we’re No. 1 and everybody else has to recognise that.”  In October, Russian President Vladimir Putin told a meeting of international experts at the Valdai Club that the United States was destabilising the entire global order in its attempt to “reshape the world,” based on what Mr Putin diagnosed as an undeserved sense of post-Cold War victor’s justice.  Mr Lavrov also said he considered the United States’ approach to international relations “outdated” and “not a proper thing for a great power.””I should like that all countries choose the path of cooperation, not the path of diktat disguised in some diplomatic form,” he said, adding the charge that the US was actually too weak to go it alone – which is why it tries to form coalitions, as in Iraq.  Mr Lavrov also expressed more doubts than hope that the United States’ approach would change anytime soon. “It’s in their blood and flesh, they believe they are first, and this philosophy, this genetic code, is very hard to change,” Mr Lavrov said  The Kremlin maintains that it is Kiev that is intent on furthering hostilities – and that the United States is using the Ukraine conflict to stick it to Russia and Mr Putin. “The matter here isn’t Crimea and it’s not Ukraine. If it weren’t Crimea, they would come up with another excuse,” Mr Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Russian magazine Argumenty i Faktyin an interview posted online on Tuesday. “The Americans have taken the course of confrontation and do not assess their own steps critically at all,” Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told a news conference. “Yesterday’s speech by the president shows that at the center of the (U.S.) philosophy is only one thing: ‘We are number one and everyone else has to respect that.’ … It shows that the United States wants all the same to dominate the world and cannot merely be first among equals.” Most Russians agree.

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” “But the worst thing for Russia is if Kiev continues to try to settle this by military means. Russia will be forced to respond militarily, and that would be a disaster for everyone,” Mr Lukyanov warns.

Last week, a former Russian prime minister from the late 1990s raised the rhetorical question of sending regular troops to Ukraine – openly, not furtively – should Kiev pushed on with its offensive.

Yevgeny Primakov ultimately warned against such a move, but some suggest he would not have raised the option had voices close to President Putin not been advocating it.”

Lavrov also said that Western nations had failed to present any evidence of Russian involvement in the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash in eastern Ukraine last July. Western leaders have said the plane was likely downed by a missile supplied to the rebels by Russia.

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