Obama wants Donbass democracy crushed. He’s preparing his fascist allies (overt Nazis) for escalated naked aggression.
He’s arming them with heavy weapons. He deployed US combat troops to prepare them for battle.
He’s doing it while Kiev systematically breaches Minsk ceasefire terms. Low-level conflict continues daily – heading toward resumed full-scale war at Obama’s discretion.
About 300 US paratroopers arrived in Ukraine on top of hundreds of other US special forces and combat troops already there.
They’ll train and perhaps directly participate with Ukrainian forces in battle – covertly or openly. Maybe aided by US-led NATO air power. Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented, saying:
“The participation of instructors and specialists from third countries in Ukraine, where an unregulated internal Ukrainian conflict remains, where there is a situation with the southeast, where there are problems in fulfilling the points from the action plan of the Minsk agreements, and finally, the existence of instructors, specialists or military personnel from third countries by far will not help in the settlement of the conflict or by far won’t help create an atmosphere for the successful fulfillment of the (Minsk) agreements, but just the opposite, is capable of seriously destabilizing the situation.”
At least 900 US combat troops (trained killers) will work directly with Ukrainian National Guard units infested with overt Nazis.
Last month, Britain sent scores of its own special forces to do the same thing. Canada intends sending at least 200 of its own. Australia may do so. Perhaps other countries.
Russia’s Foreign Ministry criticized Ukrainian foreign Minister Pavel Klimkin’s comments. He said Kiev won’t dialogue responsibly with Donbass officials.
It will only deal with representatives elected according to fascist Ukrainian law – granting no democratic rights whatever.
Russia’s Foreign Ministry called his remarks “further evidence of Ukraine’s unconstructive stance, which contradicts the provisions of the Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements…”
They stipulate that “questions related to local elections will be discussed and agreed upon with representatives of certain areas of the Donetsk and Lugansk region.”
Klimkin said Kiev won’t “comply with the provisions on amnesty, which are clearly” established by agreed on Minsk terms.
“Ukraine is again attempting to condition the implementation of the Minsk Agreements on a peacekeeping operation, which is not even mentioned in the Agreements.”
“Kiev’s stubborn attempts to drag out the settlement by burdening it with ever new elements and conditions can only indicate its unwillingness to honour its commitments.”
They reject a “lasting solution to the Ukrainian crisis…(It’s) impossible without a direct dialogue between Kiev and Donetsk and Lugansk representatives and without a responsible attitude towards the commitments.”
Klimkin irresponsibly claims Kiev has “the right to control the activity of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, because (it) suspects its observers of probable delivering intelligence data about the deployment sites of the Ukrainian armed forces to Donetsk and Lugansk representatives.”
“By making these statements, the Ukrainian authorities are not only trying to undermine the SMM’s credibility, but are also creating a direct threat to the lives of observers in the conflict area.”
“Kiev’s defiant attitude towards the representatives of a key agency that is fully authorised to monitor the situation in southeast Ukraine, is side-tracking the settlement process.”
It’s clear. Kiev wants war, not peace. It’s just a matter of time before it resumes full-scale.
During his annual marathon Q & A session, Vladimir Putin commented on Ukraine and related issues.
He called Russian war with Ukraine “impossible.” He expressed concern about Kiev’s responsibility for numerous political assassinations.
“In Ukraine, which aspires to be a democratic country and seeks membership in a democratic Europe (no thorough investigations of these crimes) happen(ed),” he said.
“Where are the killers of all those people? There appear to be none.”
“No killers, no people who hired them. And in Europe and North America they prefer not to notice that.”
Despite vicious/irresponsible Western propaganda, Putin stressed Russia has no revanchist aims.
“We do not intend to rebuild an empire, despite what they are accusing us of,” he said.
“We have no imperial ambition. But providing a decent living to people, including Russians living abroad in countries close to us, that we can do by developing cooperation with them…”
“We don’t really care if a Russian is living in this or that territory behind the border, as long as he can visit his relatives freely, his living standards improve, he feels himself a person of full value, his rights are not violated, and no one forbids him to speak his language.”
He called pressuring Russia with sanctions and other measures “useless and senseless.”
“I think our partners will soon realize this and will at least try to seek compromise instead of trying to fit us into the stereotypes they consider right.”
He criticized Washington saying “(b)ig superpowers pretend to be exceptional and consider themselves the only center of power in the world do not need allies.”
“They need vassals. I’m talking about the United States. Russia cannot exist in such a system of relation,” he stressed.
America wants “to impose (its will) on virtually the entire world,” he explained. It’ll fail like all other imperial powers earlier, he said.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at email@example.com. His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.” http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. Listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network. It airs three times weekly: live on Sundays at 1PM Central time plus two prerecorded archived programs.