Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Poroshenko Issued a "Decree" on Honoring the Creator of "Rus-Ukraine"

Poroshenko issued a decree on honoring the creator of "Rus-Ukraine"

Poroshenko signed a decree on honoring the Great Prince Vladimir of Kiev Svyatoslavich as "the founder of the medieval European state of Russia-Ukraine." 

Archive photo © AP Photo / Ronald Zak MOSCOW,  

The President of Ukraine Poroshenko signed a decree on holding commemorative events to mark the millennial anniversary of the death of the Grand Duke of Kiev V., whom he called "the creator of the medieval European state of Russia-Ukraine." He also ordered a series of events to mark the millennial anniversary of the death of the prince. President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.

 The official website of Poroshenko stated that such a decree adopted "in order to preserve and approval traditions of Ukrainian statehood, a reminder of the role of the historical heritage of Russia- Ukraine in their growth, recognizing the importance of the adoption of Christianity for the development of Ukrainian society as an integral part of European civilization. 

"Ukrainian leader also instructed the Cabinet to hold scientific conferences, seminars and other educational events. In addition, the President of Ukraine ordered to issue commemorative coins, stamps and envelopes on the activities of Prince Vladimir, and actively illuminate celebration of the Grand Duke of Kiev on television and radio.

RIA Novosti

In Mariupol for the dollar costs 44 hryvnia

In Mariupol for the dollar costs 44 hryvnia

While Poroshenko instructed the government and the policy of the SBU in order to establish the hryvnia 21 hryvnia for $ 1 in Mariupol create beauty.

In Mariupol the dollar rose to 44 hryvnia, in panic

Mariupol exchangers Today the dollar has broken another record. Buy 1 dollar for 44 hryvnia can sell for 32 hryvnia, according to the city's website
Related to this is a panic in the city - in many shops in the city are buying cereals, flour, sugar. By the way, the price of sugar already reached 18 hryvnia per kilogram. "Soon people will buy cookies to drink tea without sugar," - joked seller.
broke the record and the cost of a liter of gasoline - more than 26 hryvnia per liter of A-95.
According to experts, now the price rise for imported goods and products. For example, the city has increased dramatically the cost of a kilogram of herring - up to 60 hryvnia. For the same money you can buy a kilo of meat. 

It is noteworthy that the dollar in Kiev a little different - there you can buy a dollar for 36 hryvnia, but also to sell for 32 hryvnia.According to the workers exchangers, such a situation has developed in Mariupol for the area ATO. - zinc PS. And writing about it is not some kind of pro life, but purely huntovsky site zhivopisuya Peremogi glow. 44 hryvnia for one dollar of course create a favorable investment climate and the Crimea immediately wants to return to Ukraine, looking at such achievements. Can you imagine how love now junta simple Mariupol languishing under the yoke of Nazi occupation, which never ceases to throw it more and more surprises. 

To avoid similar falls, the junta can either start spending remains of gold reserves, or else hastily seek foreign currency loans in the West to spend to maintain their rates.And then there's Russia wants to pay for gas. And yet to the army doooruzhat for the spring campaign. Where is all this money will junta is not yet clear. Let's see how all this misfortune unfastened the US and the EU.

Ukraine has only one option - to recognize the independence of the DNI, LC ...

Kharkiv - New Russia
Today at 3:30 pm
Ukraine has only one option - to recognize the independence of the DNI, LC ...
Otherwise - do not pull them back into your mess. According to Minsk agreements that are binding, Poroshenko agreed to pay all pensions, benefits, etc. Now, do a rough calculation - how much Ukraine should Donbass. 

1. The total population of Donetsk and Lugansk about 6.5mln. pers. 

2. Retired general statistics - it's a third of the population, or about 2.25mln. 

3. Conditionally divided equally, because of the pensioners in the occupied territories of Ukraine. Obtain - about 1 million. 

4. To this add approximately 1 million 200 thousand people with disabilities, orphans and other socio-dependent population. Total: 1.2mln. 

5. The amount of pension, social-payments, benefits - of course all different. Therefore, we take the average value - about 2,000 hryvnia. 

6.Thus, for 1 month Ukraine should Donbass 1.2mln x 2000 = 2.4mlrd. hryvnia. 

7. On average, Ukraine does not pay all that from June 2014, ie, in February 2015, it is 10 months. Multiply, we 24ml. hryvnia. 

Result: According to Minsk obligations Poroshenko and all Ukrainians, as taxpayers are obliged to DNR and LC least 24mlrd.hryvnia. Such a colossal sum in Kiev of course does not have, and even if there was the money, they would not spend on "Separatists", Nazi "toads" would gobble it up. It turns out that the only way out - is to officially abandon the NPT and LC, and to recognize their independence.

OSCE, Only After Loud Scrutiny, Finally Record Withdrawal of Militias Heavy Armour

OSCE, Only After Loud Scrutiny, Finally Record Withdrawal of Militias Heavy Armour 
February 26, 2015

Photo: Irina Gerashchenko / RIA Novosti

After Worldwide scrutiny about failure to comply with their Duties, OSCE Witnessed and recorded Withdrawal of heavy weapons of the breakaway militia Donetsk People's Republic So now a recorded by special experts monitoring mission of the OSCE in Ukraine has begun.

According to the report of observers, published February 25, observers recorded the column with 122-mm howitzers in the area of ​​Makeyevka.The column was moving eastward. In the area Ilovaysk also been fixed column with trucks to tow the 152-millimeter howitzers to the south. In addition, the report states that cases of ceasefire violation halved, but the situation remains tense at Mariupol.

Observers reported that they had only received the photographics of a gradual withdrawal of heavy weapons of the Ukrainian security forces from the leadership of the Joint Center for control and coordination.

Self-proclaimed leaders of the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republic Alexander and Igor Zakharchenko Carpenter signed the plan withdrawal of heavy weapons from the line of contact between the parties on 21 February. This was one of the main conditions of the Minsk agreements reached in the capital of Belarus after the talks the leaders of "Norman Four" in mid-February. Following the meeting also signed a ceasefire agreement.


OSCE concerned Kiev units are not withdrawing heavy armaments 

February 25, 19:27
— Russian OSCE envoy....

The Ukrainian military claim they need "a pause of some kind", says Russia’s permanent representative to the OSCE

© AP Photo/Petr David Josek

© ITAR-TASS/Gennady Khamelyanin

Moscow calls on OSCE mission to monitor heavy weapons withdrawal in east Ukraine

MOSCOW, February 25. /TASS/. European security organization OSCE is concerned that Ukrainian Armed Forces in Donbas are not pulling out their heavy armaments, Russia’s permanent representative to the OSCE, Andrey Kelin, told Rossiya’24 news channel.

‘Ukrainian military are keeping silent for the time being, they are not pulling heavy armaments out and are speaking of the need for a pause of some kind," he said.

"This really causes serious concern on the part of the OSCE," Kelin said.

"This pause can last indefinitely and the fact won’t help in terms of compliance with the first paragraph of the Minsk accords," he said.

Slavs at War on Each Other....A Senseless Civil-War

Slavs at War on Each Other....A Senseless Civil-War

On the Pro-Kiev side:

On the Separatist Anti-Nazi Side



Среда, 25 Февраль 2015       antifa
Occupied Mariupol: call for an end to the war - a crime
Face Ukraine finally transformed into a monster's snout. This process is, of course, long-standing and running. All Recently, alas, only complemented the finishing touches.
People in this country who are calling for prudence and an end to the war, openly and shamelessly pro-government provocateurs zealous minions declare. Dared to call the war "fratricidal" censured and prosecuted twice. And it is during the so-called peace process, and announced the declared another "Minsk".
In the center of the occupied Ukrainian oppressors, but did not conquer them Mariupol has several billboards, from which so far unnamed city residents urged the Ukrainian authorities to stop the fratricidal war.

Posters hung just a few hours. Local governors regime immediately call qualified as a provocation and ordered to immediately remove them out of sight. This was reported by a local pro-Nazi officials Display servants. And adding that the city had recorded three facts placement of posters "ambiguous provocative advertising on planes."

Local pro-fascist clique immediately organized a special meeting where the proposal was put forward instead of "criminal" to place calls on the advertising posters "patriotic" developed by obliging public men.
Besides patriotic posters Mariupol planned again uvesit national flags of previously unknown center rid antagonists.

Mayor Yuri Hotlubey the suggestions and fully supported, nodding at the police, ordered to increase their vigilance to "detect and prevent cases of placing provocative posters."
By the results of "patriotic" meeting against the owners of advertising constructions Mariupol sent an urgent note "do not forget the national interests of Ukraine and not try to make money in any way, and to closely monitor the content of the posters provided by the advertisers." 


Secretary of State Kerry threatens that a #NewPackage of #Sanctions is coming soon

Secretary of State Kerry threatens that a #NewPackage of #Sanctions is coming soon
New entry titled "New Package" by el_murid .

Secretary of State Kerry said that the new package of sanctions against Russia developed, approved and will come into force in the case of aggravation of the situation in Ukraine . He was supported by the Europeans, but their sanctions may be imposed not begin earlier than the beginning of March - that is, within a few days.

In fact, we are talking about the go-ahead Poroshenko - now any provocation on the part of Kiev is without a doubt regarded as an escalation of the conflict, and guilty of it has already been assigned in advance. This, of course, Russia.

It is strange that the Russian leadership continues mirotvorstvovat in a situation where it consistently cornered accruing penalties. It is clear that if the current package does not lead to the desired outcome for the West, will be developed by a new one. If Russia gives up, followed by new requirements - now on the Crimea, and again in the course will be put sanctions and restrictions. Tactics permanent retreat and attempt to please absolutely hopeless. Any talk about what we need to buy time and to something there to prepare, look ridiculous, but by and large, is criminal. 

In March of last year, Russia had the opportunity to solve Ukrainian problem, which she refused. Over the past year could be prepared for anything, instead we got a collapse of the economy and more cowardly behavior management. There is no doubt that within a year if the current cowardly policy, we find ourselves in an even deeper crisis.It is not clear what Russia bargains for their constant attempts to appease the "partners" - while this sale ends unchanged digressions, not only in Ukraine. 

In the same Syria all the previous policy of containment crumbled, the territory of Syria bombing, now openly threatened with death President Assad - at our completely incoherent reaction to what is happening. It is obvious that the West is clearly tracks the loss of capacity Russia in the international arena and immediately enjoy getting superiority. This "gain time", which bargains for Russia - by the way, at the cost of bloody Sabbath in the Donbas - can not be converted into a change of policy and the elimination of the country's problems. 

Medvedev Liberal government in terms of impact is ready to deal with the reserves of the country, giving it to the banks, and the industry continues to die with no real lending rate, in such circumstances, dreams of import substitution transformed into another cunning plan. 

In general, as long as it can be stated that the aggravation of the crisis, in which led the country comprador current mode. Out of it is not clear and is in the field of sacred knowledge - it can only believe, because otherwise absurd.

Absurd Video:
John Kerry on Further Russian Sanctions Over Ukraine

Black Wednesday: the collapse of the hryvnia and the storming shops

DONBASS | PMOP "Berkut" Bulwark of the peace Country 

Black Wednesday: the Collapse of the Hryvnia and the Storming Shops
Today at 11:15 am

Thousands of residents of Ukraine on February 25, stormed the stores. People are swept away from the shelves long-term storage products and appliances. The reason - the shock collapse of the hryvnia. Over the past two weeks the national currency fell by half, and for the year since the overthrow of Yanukovych - five times already. Income population, Ukraine is now competing with the poorest countries of Africa. Level of political culture is about the same. 

"The march of truth" Ukrainian nationalists to remind officials, thanks to whom they are in power, fell on Black Wednesday. A year after the events on the Maidan national currency collapses literally into the abyss, almost every hour updating a historic low. That is why the demand of protesters is the same as in the previous government - the fight against corruption. 

The main culprit and corrupt financial collapse in Ukraine called the head of the National Bank Valery Gontareva. Rally in front of the National Bank - the second of the day: the battle drums, tires at the entrance requirements and resignation. "Sugar was eight, now sixteen hryvnia. 

In the evening, come home, do not know how much it will cost. How to live for a thousand hryvnia retirement?" - Asks one of the participants of the rally.Hope for rapid changes with the advent of the new government gave way to bitter disappointment. February 25 dollar was worth 40 hryvnia, unthinkable figure for Ukrainians a year ago. Only in the last day the dollar and euro on the "black" market rose by 5-6 hryvnia.

Poroshenko, urged by his neocon US sponsors, chances war in Europe through Abu Dhabi

Poroshenko, urged by his neocon US sponsors, chances war in Europe through Abu Dhabi 
February 24, 2015

US Pushes For Escalation, Arms Kiev By Laundering Weapons Through Abu Dhabi

The US is circumventing its own proclaimed policy of not delivering weapons to Ukraine and is thereby, despite urgent misgivings from its European allies, increasing the chance of a wider catastrophic war in Europe.
The Ukrainian President coup Poroshenko Went to an international Arms exhibition in Dubai. There he met the US chief military weapon salesman.  
ABU DHABI - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is expected to meet with US defense companies Tuesday during a major arms exhibition here even though the American government has not cleared the firms to sell Kiev lethal weapons.Frank Kendall, the Pentagon's acquisition executive is scheduled to meet with a Ukrainian delegation Monday evening, however Poroshenko is not expected to be there. Kendall, in an interview, said he will be bringing a message of support from the United States.
"I expect the conversation will be about their needs," Kendall told Defense One a few hours before the meeting. "We're limited at this point in time in terms of what we're able to provide them, but where we can be supportive, we want to be."
Poroshenko, urged on by his neocon US sponsors, wants total war with Russia. Porosheko's DEPUTY MINISTER Foreign, Currently on A visit in Canada, Relayed the message
Ukraine's deputy foreign minister says he is preparing for "full-scale war" against Russia and wants Canada to help by supplying lethal weapons and the training to use them.Vadym Prystaiko, who until last fall was Ukraine's ambassador to Canada, says the world must not be afraid of joining Ukraine in the fight against a nuclear power.
In the mind of these folks waging a "full-scale war" against a nuclear superpower like Russia is nothing to be afraid of. These are truly lunatics.
Russia says that US weapons delivered to Ukraine would create real trouble. They mean it. To hint how Russia Would Counter such A Move it just Offered A spiced up S-300 missile defense system to Iran:  
Sergei Chemezov, chief executive of the Russian defense corporation Rostec, said Tehran is considering its offer to sell an Antey-2500 anti-ballistic air defense system,The Antey-2500 is a mobile surface-to-air missile system that offers enhanced combat capabilities, including the destruction of aircraft and ballistic missiles at a range of about 1,500 miles, according to its manufacturer, Almaz-Antey.
The system was developed from a less advanced version - the 1980s-generation S-300V system - which has a 125-mile range. A 2007 contract to supply the S-300 system to Iran was canceled in 2010, after the US and Israel lobbied against it, ...
Such a system in Iran would, in case of a conflict, endanger every US airplane in the Middle East.
But that threat did not deter the US As the US arms dealer in Abu Dhabi said: "where we can be supportive, we want to be". The US Will now Disguise ITS Arms-to-Kiev Program by laundering it through ITS sponsored Middle East dictatorships:   
Christopher MillerChristopherJM 
Poroshenko, UAE agree on "delivery of certain types of armaments and military hardware to #Ukraine."
The United Arab Emirates is not known as arms producer. But it buys lots of US weapons. It will now forward those to Ukraine while the US will claim that it does not arm Ukraine. Who do they think will believe them?
This is again a dangerous escalation of the conflict in Ukraine by US machinations. It comes at the moment That Same Russia, France, Germany and Ukraine meet in Paris to push for faster Implementation of the Minsk 2 accord for a ceasefire and for a political solution of the civil war in Ukraine:  
On Monday spokesman for the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Yevhen Perebyinis said that during their Paris meeting, the foursome of foreign ministers will focus on the implementation of the Minsk agreements and withdrawal of heavy artillery in Donbas.
The Ukrainian Government has Said That it Will not withdraw ITS artillery as Long as there are skirmishes around Still A few FlashPoints Along the ceasefire line. In Shirokyne east of Mariupol the government aligned neo-nazi battalion Azov continues to attack the federalists. The Ukrainian propaganda claims that the federalists plan an immediate attack on Mariupol. That is nonsense and the federalist have denied any plans for further fighting. Unlike the Ukrainian Government the Federalist Started to pull back Their artillery and Will continue to do so.      
The Ukrainian government is breaking the Minsk 2 agreement by not pulling back its heavy artillery from the ceasefire line. The US is arming the Ukrainian Army and soon Will Train ITS volunteer Neo-nazi "National guard" Forces.  
The major European powers, Germany, France and Russia, try to tame the conflict down. The US and its poodles in Kiev continue to poor oil into the fire. If the Europeans do not succeed in pushing back against Washington the Ukraine with burn and Europe with it.
In Further Escalation US Delivery Of Weapons To Kiev Will Be Laundered Through Abu Dhabi
Posted by b on February 24, 2015 at ten twenty AM | Permalink 
Thanks for a very good summary of the whole guacamole.
Another reason not to withdraw the artillery, being also used by Kerry to crank up the "let's-give-weapons-to-Ukraine" line, is the mopping of the Debaltsevo pocket, which Ukraine & Co. decided to ignore from the beginning, to use it now as a justification not to fulfill Minsk 2.0. The false-flag attack in Kharkov was a prelude of the up and coming internal repression, which will drown in torture, suffering and blood the little resistance there is to the continuation of the war and the IV Mobilization.
Whoever said that foreign policy is only an extension of domestic policy?
Posted by: Lone Wolf | Feb 24, 2015 11:20:39 AM | 1 
Can someone describe Poroshenko's personal angle in brief? Perhaps he is delusional as I see a number of poor outcomes for him as an individual.
Posted by: IhaveLittleToAdd | Feb 24, 2015 11:21:46 AM | 2 
Posted by: Lone Wolf | Feb 24, 2015 11:20:39 AM | 1
I commented about a week ago that the ceasefire might hold if both sides in Ukraine pulled back their artillery - unless Obama acted to sabotage it. Now he has done so - not withstanding the withdrawal of federalist ordinance - by offering to rearm the gun-crazy fascists of the Ukrainian gov't, with not even a fig leaf of "plausible deniability" to cover his assets.
Not a peep from Merkel - her only disagreements with the Nobel Peace Prize winner about Ukraine are purely tactical.
As for Poroshenko, he doubtless has a helicopter gassed and ready, and a nice little hidey hole in Switzerland all prepared, and conveniently close to his billions. That's why he sent His Family out of the Country, Because When he has to Get out - he has to Get out fast
Posted by: gersen | Feb 24, 2015 12:24:12 PM | 3 
@ 2 IhaveLittleToAdd
Like most criminal organizations, the US tries to take very good care of its agents that do what they're told and to be very brutal to those who do not. For examples of the former, check out all the South American criminals living in Miami as well as the perhaps more relevant example of Mikheil Saakashvili, who is strutting around Ukraine rather than being on trial in Georgia. For examples of the latter, check out Noriega, Saddam, or Bin Ladin.
While I suspect Porky is wondering how he got himself into this mess, I do not think he has much choice but to stick it out to the end. At least his family will be well taken care of.
Posted by: shargash | Feb 24, 2015 12:29:18 PM | 4 
So how are Parashka & co. going to pay for this nifty new hardware, pay for fuel, or for that matter, pay their own soldiers?
Posted by: sid_finster | Feb 24, 2015 12:53:46 PM | 5 
@ Sid_finster @ 5
So how are Parashka & co. going to pay for this nifty new hardware, pay for fuel, or for that matter, pay their own soldiers?
Ukraine Presents List of Desired Weapons to US

"The Negotiations (with the American Side) are Continuing non-stop. In Part, They are underway at the Level of the Ukrainian defense MINISTER. We have dispatched to the United States A Specified list of what we need. The first tranche of $ 350 Extended for Three million years and an Extra Possible billion dollars are being Discussed. The Americans are not replying with an emphatic No. They Say the White House has not Made A Decision yet, But while it is being Considered Let us Keep working. There are armored vehicles and firearms on the list, "the Ukrainian news agency UNIAN quotes Biryukov as saying ...  

The other source is the IMF money, used to cover massive money diversions from many government sectors into military needs. As I read recently, Ukinazis stop briefly for a peace agreement when they need the next IMF tranche, and continue with the warmongering as soon as they have received it.
Posted by: Lone Wolf | Feb 24, 2015 1:32:35 PM | 6 
The Ukrainian government is breaking the Minsk 2 agreement by not pulling back its heavy artillery from the ceasefire line.
Of course they're not going to pull back their heavy artillery. They have to leave it for the Russian terrorists when, in a couple of weeks to a month or two, they turn tail and run leaving everything behind as they've been doing for the past six months. Poroshenko is Putin's man and has been charged with, amongst other things, supplying the Russian terrorists with the weapons Ukrainian troops leave behind.
Posted by: Cold N. Holefield | Feb 24, 2015 1:43:11 PM | 7   
Ukie gas to be shut off in three days?
Posted by: Alberto | Feb 24, 2015 1:58:29 PM | 8 
from comment 8 RT piece cited ...
Russia will completely cut Ukraine off gas supplies in two days if Kiev fails to pay for deliveries, which will create transit risks for Europe, Gazprom has said.
Ukraine has not paid for March deliveries and is extracting all it can from the current paid supply, seriously risking an early termination of the advance settlement and a supply cutoff, Gazprom's CEO Alexey Miller told journalists. The prepaid gas volumes now stand at 219 million cubic meters.
"It takes about two days to get payment from Naftogaz deposited to a Gazprom account. That's why a delivery to Ukraine of 114 million cubic meters will lead to a complete termination of Russian gas supplies as early as in two days, which creates serious risks for the transit to Europe, "Miller said.
Posted by: Alberto | Feb 24, 2015 2:01:46 PM | 9 
IHaveLittleToAdd No. 2
shargash no. 4
I have read recently in an article on another blog that in 2012 Poroshenko was being politically groomed for his future role by Germany's Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung institute, a think-tank wing of Merkel's Christian Democrats, as was Vitali Klitschko the present mayor of Kiev in 2011.
Basically, Germany was to spearhead the EU's expansion to Ukraine, while the US role was to facilitate Ukraine's inclusion in Nato.
Posted by: sleepy | Feb 24, 2015 2:08:47 PM | 10 
This from a Veteran's Today piece ...
"Mikheil Saakashvili, of all people, has become a" presidential advisor "to Ukraine's new incumbent, Petro Poroshenko.
The Georgian government is understandably rather upset that Ukraine, a country it sees as a friend, has appointed him to such a key post.
This is not because they disagree with his politics, but because Saakashvili is wanted on a multitude of criminal charges.
Georgia's ex-PM Bidzina Ivanishvili, the man parachuted in to cleanse the country of Saakashvili and his gang, has recently described Poroshenko's decision to appoint a wanted criminal as an advisor as "regrettable."
source - 
Posted by: Alberto | Feb 24, 2015 2:11:15 PM | 11 
The obvious problem here is the most fanatic elements in Kiev not only believe a "total war" with Russia is inevitable, they are uniquely positioned to make this war happen. It appears they have convinced themselves that NATO will intervene once the really big guns start firing. Huffington Post gave Tymoshenko a column, and a recent posting reveals a dark hateful person who is deeply delusional as far as events in her country go. Likely her ramblings reflect thought patterns of others in power in Kiev. Utter insanity that these people are feted in our countries, let alone handed weaponry. There's a growing consensus amongst critics that, on the mendacity scale, this Ukraine crisis is actually worse than "Saddam's WMD". May it hasten the downfall of the mendacious.
Posted by: jayc | Feb 24, 2015 2:56:10 PM | 12 
b - thanks for your article ..
the usa has been pushing for escalation of war in ukraine for some time! any lack of opacity on their part while welcome, is not '' new '' news .. most folks following this closely already 'know' this ..
as for poroshenkos role - like a typical oligarch, he will sell out to the highest bidder which in this case is the usa / cia .. it is shocking to see how a leader could have so little concern for his own country or people, but i think it is fair to say he is from the land of money that identifies with no geographic location specifically .. it also explains why his family is somewhere else .. i wonder how long before his replacement? i am surprised he's still in power.
Posted by: james | Feb 24, 2015 3:08:34 PM | 13 
@ Sid_finster @ 5
"Ukraine will go to war in late March" - Zakharchenko

... "We are beginning the withdrawal of heavy equipment, while Ukraine is bringing it up from Kharkov and Dnepropetrovsk. Seems to be there will be a provocation. Ukraine will go to war in late March or Early April. Ukraine needs war, "Zakharchenko said during a Monday briefing.

J.Hawk's Comment: ... Because, to my mind, there Seems to be A Pattern of Ukrainian Conflict Activity: Most likely it is to escalate When it just Received Foreign Financial Aid, and is the Most likely to SEEK peace just as it needs another tranche ... 
Posted by: Lone Wolf | Feb 24, 2015 3:19:08 PM | 14 
E. Ukraine artillery Withdrawal focus of FMs meeting - as Poroshenko UAE buys weapons

Posted by: ALAN | Feb 24, 2015 3:48:39 PM | 15   
The offer to Iran for the Antei-2500, aka S-300VM, or SA-23 Gladiator in NATO nomenclature was reported as far back as June 2013. 
Posted by: Nick Olson | Feb 24, 2015 4:17:22 PM | 16 
At least Putin cuts out the middleman and delivers his weapons directly.
Posted by: ralphieboy | Feb 24, 2015 5:17:11 PM | 17
USA army invasion in Estonia !!! Next stop Ukraine !!!
Posted by: anonymous | Feb 24, 2015 5:23:37 PM | 18 
Is this a sick joke being played on the world, or are these Anglo-Saxons (US, England, Canada, Australia) really bucking for a scab on the end of their nose? If I was not so sure they would quickly resort to nukes, I'd love to see the Russians knock the tar out of these chickenshits. (Banderistas as well). The mighty Empire .... creating chaos across the globe.Lecturing heathens on human rights. Held at bay by people in sandals living in mud huts.They are going to arrest the Ruskies from their new imperialist designs. I have to be dreaming ... this can not possibly be real.
Posted by: Kraken | Feb 24, 2015 6:59:59 PM | 19 
17 @ Hold the exclamation marks. That may just be the Estonian Victory Day parade.
Posted by: dh | Feb 24, 2015 7:01:18 PM | 20 
@ 11 Alberto
How long did Saakashvili's war with Russia last? 48 hours? 72 hours? Good advisor to have.
Posted by: Crest | Feb 24, 2015 8:34:15 PM | 21 
$ 350m is not going to buy you many US weapons, especially as Parashka's contract is for $ 2.4 billion, less delivery, middlemen, financing, etc ..
The IMF is another source, but that money has not arrived yet, and there are a lot of conditions attached. That's why the Fund is the lender of last resort.
Since arms are invariably sold subject to strict limits on resales, I suspect that either:
1. The sale is for Ukrainian Domestic consumption, IE Parashka's Attempt to Look like he is doing something;
Or 2.The US is Secretly Financing the sale, Directly or indirectly. Such financing may be in the form of "we promise to aid your ISIS friends, or look the other way, if you 'sell' Ukraine these weapons and take a lenient attitude regarding repayment."

Posted by: sid_finster | Feb 24, 2015 8:42:45 PM | 22 
@ Alberto @ 11
This is not because they disagree with his politics, but because Saakashvili is wanted on a multitude of criminal charges.
"Criminal charges?" Bingo! He fits the credentials for the job as Porky's "adviser." In reality, Saakashvili, a CIA crooked rat, is the CIA man in Ukraine, overseeing the entire anti-Russian effort, weapons needs, false-flag operations, internal repression, Ukinazi death squads, intel gathering and coordination, etc. Georgia's complaint to Ukraine was more of a wink to Saakashvili's newly found job, a show for domestic consumption, otherwise, Interpol would be looking for him, would not it?

Posted by: Lone Wolf | Feb 24, 2015 9:20:09 PM | 23 
Re: Sudden Isaakashvili Involvement with the "Ukrainian Government": Kiev Snipers: Mystery Solved 

It was reported several weeks ago in Interpress News that four of the snipers in Kiev were in fact Georgian nationals. The source for this story was Georgian General Tristan Tsitelashvili (Titelashvili), who later confirmed this in an interview with Rossiya TV.
Tsitelashvili claimed that at least four of the snipers shooting at people in Maidan Square were under the command of former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili, who is doing his best to destabilize his own country, and others if necessary, to find a way back into power.

Posted by: ProsperousPeace | Feb 24, 2015 9:37:53 PM | 24   
How long did Saakashvili's war with Russia last? 48 hours? 72 hours? Good advisor to have.
Posted by: Crest | Feb 24, 2015 8:34:15 PM | 20
According to Wikipedia, the war started on Aug 8, minutes after midnight, and it definitely lasted at least 4 days. On fifth day, Georgians left a key city, Gori, and Russians entered on sixth day. On the other hand, the war was lost within 24 hours. The only chance of victory for heavily outnumbered Georgia was to surprise the Russians and Ossetians and take control of the only tunnel between South Ossetia and the Russian Federation (North Ossetia), which they did not. Thus Russian could retake all territory gained by Georgia on day one within two days, rather than a week. Georgia concentrated almost all forces against Ossetian, leaving the second border with good roads, with Abkhasia, practically undefended. Thus the only way to score a victory lasting more than one day was to risk loosing big majority of Georgian military in a cauldron - Georgian forces in Ossetian mountain valleys would have Russian forces behind them, as only police checkpoints were delaying Russian advance from Abkhasia , (posting detours, issuing tickets for parking violations, violation of weight limits on bridges for tanks etc. ???).
As a history buff, I have hard time finding a strategic plan of equal stupidity. To give the creator of that plan a key advising position seems suicidal. An anti-Russian Georgian owns a large (??? impressive web site) newspaper in Kiev.
Posted by: Piotr Berman | Feb 24, 2015 11:28:51 PM | 25 
This may be the world's first coup in which "neo-Nazi" insurgents are commanded by Jews (I know this, because this blog counted all of the "Jews" running the whole political apparatus from their redoubt in Kiev).
You would need 1 million Rosa Luxembourgs to unravel the contradictions.
Remain vigilant, comrades.
Posted by: slothrop | Feb 24, 2015 11:43:25 PM | 26 
Russian Spring
02/24 / 2015-22: 37
That the combatants had already backed off five artillery battalions and one artillery battery was announced on a briefing today by Eduard Basurin, deputy of Commander in Chief of Donetsk Republic Defence.
"The combatants of Donetsk Republic, rigorously adhering to the Minsk agreements, today from 9 am, started withdrawing heavy weaponry of the line of contact. The Donetsk Republic forces, according to the time line specified by the Joint Center of Verification and Coordination (JCVC) for fire cessation, had withdrawn five artillery battalions and 1 special artillery battery ", he noted.
According to him the withdrawal was monitored by OSCE and JCVC and attributed to areas of Krasniy Pakhar`, Tel`manovo, Gorlovka, Donetsk and Mikhaylovka.
All together, a hundred of cannons D-30, caliber 122 mm, were removed.
"Withdrawal of additional 5 artillery battalions and one artillery battery is planned for tomorrow", informed the representative of the military department.
By Ukrainian side, as Basurin noted a day before, necessary preparations to withdraw the hardware were not performed.
Posted by: Fete | Feb 25, 2015 12:02:20 AM | 27 
Foreign Affairs  poll of Experts About Whether the US arm Should Ukraine :
4 strongly agree
agree 5
0 are neutral [they're experts, after all]
8 disagree
strongly disagree 10
You can read the whole article for free if you register. Get you two free articles per month. FA Should be of Interest to MoA readers. 
Posted by: Demian | Feb 25, 2015 3:02:07 AM | 28   
Hm, the Antey-2500 Air Defense system does NOT have A range of ~ 1,500 miles ... as Reported by Fox News, Which Apparently copied A Report from Press TV?! 
It can not affect US aircarft operations 'throughout' the Middle East, however, it could most certainly provide complete coverage of Iran and its borders, as well as the entire Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, etc ... which is more than enough to change the current US calculations re a conflict with Iran, as well as providing a defence against Israeli Ballisitc Missiles and the possibility of such missile threat against Iran from the GCC countries in the future ...
Yes, it is a derivative upgrade of the S-300VM fork (1 of 3 forks of the original 1980's S-300), primarily manufactured by Russian government owned Almaz corporation, designed and manufactured for Export. Designed in the 2000's, first produced and available for export / sale from 2013.
It is an extremely capable, 'First Class', Air Defense / Denial system capable of defeating tactical, theater and medium range ballistic missiles (and intercepting individual ballistic missile warheads), aeroballistic and cruise missiles, fixed-wing aircraft, as well as loitering ECM Platforms and Precision-guided munitions, at A range of up to 200 km . Each complex can track up to 24 targets simultaneously and target / engage up to six targets simultaneously. 
IMHO, by offering this to Iran, Russia is providing an instant and dramatic step up to first world Theatre Air Defense / Denial capability compared to the previous system S-300PMU previously on offer, thence withdrawn due to US pressure when Russia and the Empire were still, supposedly, 'partners' ....
IMHO, if integrated into the existing extensive Iranian short and medium range layered Air Defense / Denial systems would place Iran amongst the most well equipped nations in the world re Air and Missile (Ballistic & Cruise) Defense / Denial.
Posted by: Outraged | Feb 25, 2015 3:21:29 AM | 29 
Further to above see below link for detailed data and analysis ...

Air Power Australia Link
The S-300V / S-300VM / VMK / Antey-2500 is the world's only truly mobile Anti Ballistic Missile system, and later variants are claimed to be capable of intercepting 4.5 km / sec reentry speed targets. The large size of the Grill Pan phased array and TELAR command link and illuminator antennas is evident. The system provides the capability to engage very low RCS (Radar Cross Section, ie 'Stealth') aircraft at ranges in excess of 100 nautical miles.
Rapidly deployable, high survivable, and highly lethal, these weapons are especially difficult to counter and require significant capabilities to robustly defeat. The US Air Force currently envisages the F-22A Raptor as the primary weapon used to defeat these capable systems.
It is important to note that no F / A-18 variant, nor the Joint Strike Fighter, were designed to penetrate the coverage of the S-300V / VM systems. Survivability of the Aircraft Will not These are significantly better than be That of Legacy Aircraft combat. 

Posted by: Outraged | Feb 25, 2015 3:37:05 AM | 30 
Yes, UAE Sells weapons to Porky, But: Russia to Sign Naval Gun Mount Delivery Deal With UAE Soon - Trade MINISTER

Posted by: SitoAurora | Feb 25, 2015 3:38:21 AM | 31   
FA: Its Membership has included Senior Politicians, more than A dozen Secretaries of State, CIA Directors, Bankers, Lawyers, Professors, Senior Media and figures.

So you condemn Cohen for being 'elitist' but you think one should read the FA? ^
Posted by: Anonymous | Feb 25, 2015 3:44:46 AM | 32 
A little comic relief, Courtesy of the august Rada of Solons in Kiev. "There is no such thing as Russian Language" - Poroshenko Block DEPUTY . Are not his folks supposedly the more-or-less sane ones? 
Posted by: rufus magister | Feb 25, 2015 7:37:11 AM | 33 
Is the Antey 2500 a capable air defense system against cruise missiles? I understood this S-300 variant to be geared towards the intermediate ballistic missile threat and not specifically designed for the cruise missile type flight path. What type of missile does Israel have in its Dolphin subs?
Posted by: Sun Tzu | Feb 25, 2015 7:46:59 AM | 34 
In 2010, WSJ had a small article that Boeing retrofitting all of Israel's fighter-bmobers with nuclear launch rails. Way to go, Boeing !! They said it was NPT-approved, because the cash came in gunny sacks and duffel bags, instead of an IMF certified cashier's check.
Once Syria falls, IMF 'PeaceKeeping ™' forces will rush in to 'stabilize' the country, and take over all the military bases, then turn off the radar defense systems, giving Israel a perfectly deniable Dark Alley to launch their nuclear attacks without warning , now that Biden also sold Israel aerial refueling tankers and radar stealth equipment.
It'll be 'go time' in Hebron if US spy satellites see Russian ABMs on the road to Tehran. Putin nee Netanyahu are related familias, Russia will retaliate in theater against US. That will trigger DEFCON, and the AssCracks at the Pentagonal Church of Perpetual Death will get their long-awaited for Rapture.
Posted by: ChipNikh | Feb 25, 2015 8:04:35 AM | 35 
This may be the world's first coup in which "neo-Nazi" insurgents are commanded by Jews (I know this, because this blog counted all of the "Jews" running the whole political apparatus from their redoubt in Kiev).
You would need 1 million Rosa Luxembourgs to unravel the contradictions.
Remain vigilant, comrades.
Posted by: slothrop | Feb 24, 2015 11:43:25 PM | 25
It's like arguing with Fundamentalist Christians. When confronted with their myriad contradictions, they resort to their "God can do anything" card to get them out of their pickled corner.
In this case, their retort is that Jews are, as just one of so many things, Nazis too. They will say, and have said, that Jews are whatever they have to be to control the world whether it be good Nazis, good Capitalists, good Islamists, good Orientalists or good Communists - the list goes on and on because Jews, in their grotesque and insane opinion, are shapeshifting reptilians capable of all and any deceit.
My answer to that is that if the Jews are all they say the Jews are, then what does it say about them and the rest of us humans? It says we're not all we're cracked up to be and not worthy of any position or status than has already been allotted to us meaning that if the Jews are all that, you're not, so shut up and accept your fate as a powerless idiot.
But they do not shut up and accept their fate and instead defy the only logical conclusion of their perverse and prejudiced ideology.
Posted by: Cold N. Holefield | Feb 25, 2015 8:54:55 AM | 36   
Posted by: ChipNikh | Feb 25, 2015 8:04:35 AM | 33
Oops, you hit 2 raw nerves there.
1. The Rapture (Millenialism).
A year or so ago I stumbled on PDF Called Strategic Implications of American Millenialism, penned by Maj Brian L Stuckert of the US Army School of Advanced Military Studies, dated May 22, 2008. The link below is to a critique of Stuckert's paper and there is A link to the PDF at the end of the Blurb preceding the critique. 
It's impossible for me to take any religion seriously and I found Stuckert's paper very heavy going but he delves right into Millenialism and Dispensational pre-Millenialism (???) and the Rapture connection.
2. Israel's Nukes.
There are not Any. And the absence of evidence and the evidence of absence are as compelling as each other. They're hogwash and just as imaginary as all the rest of "Israel's" bullshit, no matter what Boeing or any other 'well-informed source' says.
Posted by: Hoarsewhisperer | Feb 25, 2015 9:06:28 AM | 37 
@ Sun Tzu # 32

It is an extremely capable, 'First Class', Air Defense / Denial system capable of defeating tactical, theater and medium range ballistic missiles (and intercepting individual ballistic missile warheads), aeroballistic and cruise missiles, fixed-wing aircraft, as well as loitering ECM (or refueling and AWACS) Platforms and Precision-guided munitions, at A range of up to 200 km. Each complex can track up to 24 targets simultaneously and target / engage up to six targets simultaneously.  

The Anstey-2500 (re 2013 production) is fully multi-role capable and LETHAL against ALL of the above targets ... it is Not only or purely an anti-aircraft or ABM system ... and should not be compared to a comparatively outdated 'generic' S-300 system, from which it is derived ... each complex contains multiple means and methods of targeting / tracking / engagement / guidance / countermeasures / secure and alternate comms to perform missions against ALL the above targets on an all -terrain platform that can deploy from mobile in ~ 5 mins, detect, target and engage multiple targets within seconds and Immediately redeploy / relocate and thence, rinse / repeat. Why so flexible? apart from the above each complex contains sets of two (2) different types of multi-role, multi-stage missiles, 'ready-to-launch' (effectively instantly), which are largely sealed, maintenance free for a period of up to ~ 10 years.
These types of platforms are meant to provide total air, missile (cruise or otherwise) and Ballistic missile defence at the Theatre level for a Russian Army Corps, for example. This is the State-of-the-Art short of the new S-400 and upcoming S-500 platforms. In short, if the target (s) is / are in the air from any altitude above ground to ~ 30,000M and within a range of 16-250Km, at any speed from Nil to 4.5Km / sec, stealth or not, cruise or ballistic or not, this system will should it down in short order with a single shot kill probability of 98% claimed against ballistic targets. Missiles can be configured 'live' to target / hunt EW / ECM platforms, settable to active terminal guidance within 10 seconds or even as low as 3 seconds to target interception to overcome such measures or evasion attempts.
If interested, though, please check out the provided link, and note data is not fully up to date for the 2013 production iteration of Anstey-2500 ... data is dated circa ~ 2012 ...
Posted by: Outraged | Feb 25, 2015 9:51:53 AM | 38 
Sending the UK is "Advisors" to Ukraine.

The Azov brigade has set up shop in Mariopol. The shells that had hit Mariopol and were supposedly from the rebels were more likely from the Ukrainians. The shells Fell Short of Their target.

Posted by: Willy2 | Feb 25, 2015 10:16:15 AM | 39 
@ Outraged Thank you! It seems that there is a bit of a pro-quo since Iran just informed the EU that it can not replace Russian Gas supply to Europe. Iran acknowledges that yes it has gargantuan gas reserves just not ready for shipment out of Iran. In my opinion, the whole rationale for the detente between US and Iran re Iran's nuclear development hinges on the future role that Iran can play to ween the EU from its Gas supply stranglehold from Russia. For example: The Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan pipeline via Georgia and Turkey requires gas from Iran to make it worthwhile. The other gas pipeline in play is from Qatar via a New Kurdistan republic carved out from Syria, Iran and Turkey. This is why Turkey has been looking at buying S-300 knockoffs from China that will not be integrated with NATO and why Turkey is looking east in general in addition to supporting ISIS against the Kurds.
Posted by: Sun Tzu | Feb 25, 2015 10:28:05 AM | 40 

@ 35 chipnikh - you crack me up!
@ 36 cold - do not pick on fundamentalist christians. they are the one's helping to keep all those retards in power in washington that you revere so much! @ ps - i see you found your soul mate in frothrot ..
Posted by: james | Feb 25, 2015 12:29:09 PM | 41