Sunday, May 4, 2014

Ukraine Updates May 4 , 2014 - Atrocities in Odessa by Kiev Government and Right Sector thugs caught on tape ( how long will Putin stand aside from the provocations ) ..... FBI ( when did missions like Kiev become part of domestic security ) and Cia active in Kiev assisting Kiev Government ...... Live Updates For Sunday May 4 , 2014 from restive Eastern Ukraine ( OSCE called out by Russia to do its darn job and give an unbiased assessment of the Ukraine situation ....... Privat Bank branch office torched to the ground as Ukraine expands military operation in East Ukraine....... MOSCOW, May 04 /ITAR-TASS/. Forces in the east of Ukraine fighting for the federalization of the country have regained control over the cities and townships of Konstantinovka, Slavyansk, Andreyevka, and Kramatorsk, Russia-24 television channel said.

Nice Ukraine primer by Chris Martenson..... check out the full report at the link below to understand the complete unfiltered by the media story regarding the present situation in Ukraine !

Warning: The Ukraine Is At A Flashpoint

Chris Martenson has just released a warning on the serious devolution of events in the Ukraine. First, he brings folks up to speed on why the situation has played out as it has, and then outlines the very dangerous risks the West is running given its current heavy-handed approach. We are already engaging in economic conflict with Russia over the issue, and holdback of energetic resources in retaliation are very likely to follow. The risk of military conflict following afterwards is now non-trivial, and would be disastrous for all:

Life imitates art in Ukraine: Burning PrivatBank

Life in Mariupol:

Imitates art in LA:
Life imitates art.
Life imitates art.

Saturday, May 03, 2014 12:46 PM

OTTAWA, May 04, 20:38 /ITAR-TASS/. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced new sanctions against Russia, the press service of the Canadian government said in a release on Sunday.
The sanctions were meant to continue economic pressure on Russia and Russian officials who, according to Harper, were responsible for the crisis in Ukraine. He pledged to have been working together with the allies to preserve freedom and democracy worldwide and warned of further measures if Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity were endangered.
The list of companies and banks subject to Canadian sanctions includes Aquanika (Russkoye Vremya, Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod region), Avia Group (Sheremetyevo), Avia Group Nord (St. Petersburg), ZEST (St. Petersburg), InvestCapitalBank (Ufa), Sobinbank (Moscow), Sakhatrans (Vanino), Northern Sea Route Bank (Moscow), Stroigazmontazh (Moscow), Investment Company Abros (St. Petersburg), Volga Group (Luxembourg), Stroitransgaz Holding (Nicosia, Cyprus) and its four subsidiaries

Mish ......

Civil War in Ukraine (But Please Don't Call it That!)

A civil war is underway in Ukraine. Curiously, no one has labeled it as such even though the Ukrainian government launched an offensive, helicopters were shot down, dozens were killed in the process, and military operations took place in multiple cities.
 Two Ukrainian government helicopters were shot down and six people reported to have been killed on Friday morning as state forces launched a military offensive in Slavyansk, the eastern separatist-held city where armed pro-Russia militia fighters are holding several people hostage.

A spokesman for Russian president Vladimir Putin described the offensive as a “punitive operation”, raising the stakes in Ukraine’s confrontation with pro-Russia rebels and Moscow, after a week that has seen separatists seize control of more government, police and judicial buildings in the country’s east.
Punitive Operation

Let's not call it a war, let's call it a a "punitive operation".

“While Russia is making an effort to de-escalate and resolve the conflict, the Kiev regime has ordered combat aircraft to fire at civilian towns and villages, launching a punitive operation and effectively destroying all hope for the viability of the Geneva agreements,” said Dmitry Peskov, in remarks quoted by the Interfax news agency.

Anti-Terrorist Operation

Later in the day, Kiev labeled the non-war war an "anti-terrorist operation" complete with the following promise: “Ukraine’s leadership is ready to grant amnesty to all . . . that did not commit capital crimes"

Warnings of "War"

Today, the non-war talk turned even more serious and dozens were killed. Bloomberg reports Ukraine Presses Assault on Rebels With Warning of 'War'
 Ukrainian forces pressed their assault on separatists today and the head of the anti-terrorist center warned eastern regions are “essentially” at war, even as OSCE hostages were released.

The Ukrainian anti-terrorist operation in the Donetsk region left five dead and 12 wounded, said the center’s chief, Vasyl Krutov. Government forces secured Slovyansk as operations in Kramatorsk continued, he said. Another 42 people were killed and 125 were injured in a building fire and street battle in Odessa that began last night when pro-Russians attacked marching football fans and a pro-Ukrainian rally.

“What is happening in the east is not a short-term action, this is essentially a war,” Krutov said today.

Open clashes are sweeping Ukraine’s east, from Donetsk near the Russian border to Odessa, about 100 miles from the European Union’s southeastern frontier in Romania, amid signs the industrial and coastal regions are slipping out of the Kiev government’s control.

“We, Ukrainians, are now constantly pushed into confrontation, into civil conflicts and to ruination of the country from inside,” said acting President Oleksandr Turchynov on his website today. “We cannot allow this to happen and have to be united in our fight with a foreign enemy who wants to destroy Ukraine.”

Kerry Warning

“It’s important for Russia to withdraw support from the separatists and to assist in removing people from the buildings and begin to deescalate the situation,” Kerry said in remarks to the press in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.

In his own website statement following the conversation, Lavrov said he warned Kerry about a “fratricidal conflict” brewing in Ukraine. He also urged the U.S. to get Ukraine to stop the offensive in the eastern regions.

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said at a briefing today in Jezioro, Poland, that officials are “losing hope” about a diplomatic solution to end the crisis.

“This is a war of maybe a different kind, it is a war that’s undeclared,” Tusk was quoted as saying by PAP newswire at a media briefing. “But what we’re really dealing with is de-facto a war. You can clearly see that actions taken by the international community haven’t brought results.”
What Is It?

It's not a civil war it's a ...

  • Punitive operation
  • Anti-terrorist operation
  • Warning of war
  • Civil conflict
  • Desperate situation
  • Confrontation
  • Fratricidal conflict
  • Offensive
  • War of a different kind
  • De-facto war

You can call it whatever you want, but please don't call it what it is: a civil war.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Russia Today.....

Odessa police release 67 anti-govt activists after crowd surround police HQ

Published time: May 04, 2014 14:08
Edited time: May 04, 2014 15:09

Participants of a rally welcome a man (C) who was just released from a city police department and who was earlier arrested after recent street battles between pro- and anti-Kiev protesters in the Black Sea port of Odessa May 4, 2014. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)
Participants of a rally welcome a man (C) who was just released from a city police department and who was earlier arrested after recent street battles between pro- and anti-Kiev protesters in the Black Sea port of Odessa May 4, 2014. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)
Sixty-seven anti-government activists detained by police in the south Ukrainian city of Odessa have been released after a crowd of locals blocked the Interior Ministry building. Those released reportedly included survivors from the deadly May-2 fire.
A crowd of Odessa residents, which included many women and elderly people as seen on live video streams from the scene, cheered and hugged the released activists.
RT’s Irina Galushko reported that despite being set free, the activists did not have the charges against them dropped and were asked “to come back tomorrow for their belongings.”

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The police have let out prisoners. Crowd goes wild:


​Radicals shooting at people in Odessa’s burning building caught on tape

Published time: May 04, 2014 11:14
Still from YouTube video/RomanDorogniyKontrol
Still from YouTube video/RomanDorogniyKontrol
New video has emerged online which shows a man shooting at the windows of Odessa’s burning House of Trade Unions. At least 39 anti-government activists died in the flames on May 2 in the building besieged and set ablaze by radicals.
A man in the video is wearing a bulletproof vest and is shoots several times in the direction of the burning House of Trade Unions.
Another video of the same man shows him speaking on the phone passionately arguing that he and his people are unarmed, while having to confront armed anti-government protesters. The man introduces himself as sotnik Mykola (“sotnik” is what Maidan group leaders in Kiev call themselves) He also says he was wounded in the leg by protesters, although he doesn’t look hurt in the footage.
Both the videos have gathered thousands of views on YouTube, stirring a wave of indignation at the man’s hypocrisy and his shooting at the people trapped inside the burning building.
Survivors of the fire say they had to barricade themselves inside the House of Trade Unions, to hide from an aggressive mob, which had torched their tent camp.
Radicals then began throwing Molotov cocktails at the Trade Unions building, setting it on fire. Witnesses say that those who managed to escape the fire, were severely beaten outside by the besiegers of the burning building.
We couldn't go down, we were seeing people from other floors being brought down and then those rioters down there attacked them like a pack of wolves,” a survivor of the fire, who was hiding on the roof of the building, told RT.
Afraid of falling into the hands of radicals, people didn’t leave the House of Trade Unions, where dozens eventually burnt alive, suffocated or jumped out of windows.
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Handprints on walls; people tried to get out, while walls were melting via @IrinaGalushkoRT