Today Russian Duma banned money transfers from Russia to Ukraine through any banks other than Russian banks. This comes as an anticipated mirror response to 2016 ban of Russian payment systems on Ukraine territory. More details about the new law from NovorossiaVision.
Further, this move is a logical reaction to the escalating terrorism against Russian banks by Ukrainian Nazis, while the Kiev government either supports them or looks the other way.
In the past couple of weeks various ‘Ukraine patriots’ from fascist battalions, radical and ukro-nazi parties walled in, vandalized and/or looted several branches of Sberbank and four other Russian bank subsidiaries in Ukraine. Initially, most of these attacks took place in Kiev, but now they have spread throughout the entire territory.
Ukro-nazis marching in Ukraine
Kiev government added oil to the fire by ‘forbidding Russian banks in Ukraine from transferring assets out of the country.’
Attacks against Russian banks were openly supported by the majority of Ukraine Rada deputies, advisor to president Poroshenko, speaker of the Rada Parubiy, interior minister Avakov. Other names implicated in attacks on Russian banks include oligarchs such as Renat Akhmetov, whose properties were recently semi-nationalized in Donetsk and Lugansk (LDPR).
A few facts:
- Officially, there are presently 3.5 million Ukrainian citizens as temporary workers in Russia. The vast majority of them send money back home as the only means for their families to survive. Now they won’t be able to do that.
- Add to that millions of Ukrainians who have permanently moved to Russia and are considered permanent residents or naturalized citizens, but who still help out relatives in Ukraine.
- Money transfers from Russia to Ukraine amount to billions of dollars annually.
- According to official data, Russian banks constitute 12% of Ukraine’s banking system, however, I seriously doubt this is a true number. It is common knowledge in Ukraine that Russian banks are considered the only honest and solvent banks on its territory. Whoever can, prefers to keep their assets in Russian banks.
- 1 million 250 thousand Ukrainians keep their money in Sberbank alone. This includes pensions, assets, credits, etc.
- After several months ago Kolomoysky drained his Privat Bank and transferred stolen customers’ assets offshore, the once Ukraine’s biggest bank was nationalized. Privat Bank customers flocked to Russian subsidiaries as the only safe banks in Ukraine.
You may ask why Russian subsidiaries didn’t withdraw from Ukraine, despite attacks? It is a tough call, but I do believe they are correct to stay. Kiev juntas and ukro-nazi regimes come and go, but the people of Ukraine remain. It is a good idea to support the decent Ukrainian citizens, despite how tough it is.
As a matter of fact, I once heard Putin personally ask Russian banks and other remaining businesses to stay in Ukraine, if possible.
However, Kiev is doing absolutely everything to chase the remaining Russian businesses away and to provoke Russia into taking some drastic return measures. If Russia withdraws as Kiev ukro-nazis insist, it will be the final nail in the coffin of poor Ukraine, as its economy dies off.
I predicted this in 2014: ‘Ukraine’s economy will be completely destroyed before a meaningful change and turnaround can occur. After that, Ukraine will turn away from the West and towards Russia.’
Kiev Euro-Maidan fought for the ‘EU dream’ – and here it is…
Ukro-nazi ‘peaceful’ protesters violently destroying what’s little left of poor Ukraine
Burning people alive in Odessa (pic of Odessa tragedy: May 2, 2014)
And attacking the people of Donbass (on pic: Ukraine army loading heavy mortars to fire at civilian populated areas of Donetsk)
In their utter stupidity, ukro-nazis are doing everything to expedite the end. Perhaps that’s a good idea, after all. In Ukraine’s case the horrible end may be better than an endless horror.
But Russia has to tread softly, carefully calculating the risks. Incidentally, EU is in the same boat in this regard. Ukraine’s complete implosion threatens both.
One of the problems is that millions of Ukrainians will flood uncontrollably into Russia (and EU). Another problem, Ukraine may become a danger to others due to 4 major nuclear power plants on its territory. And problem number three: Ukraine’s destroyed economy has to be rebuilt, but no one wants to take responsibility. Technically, those who destroyed it should be paying for reconstruction, namely Ukraine oligarchs, Soros, US, Canada, Germany, Poland and EU in general. I’d also make Nuland, Obama, Biden and their cronies pay up personally.
But in reality, as I predicted in 2014, only Russia cares what happens to Ukraine and only Russia is capable and willing to help rebuild Ukraine’s economy.
Although, per my other prediction, Putin is smart enough to make the West chip in when the time comes.
Russia is now attempting to delay this unpleasant moment of ultimate destruction of her sister-nation, suffering from an especially destructive case of temporary insanity. However, it is unavoidable. Sooner or later it’ll happen. What we have to remember is that it is darkest before the dawn. But dawn will come.
Coming next Monday, March 27, 2017!
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Stunning Turnaround! Donetsk Announces Mariupol and Debaltsevo Offensives, Refuses Poroshenko’s Fake Truce
The Head of DNR (Donetsk People’s Republic) Alexander Zakharchenko has officially announced that the DNR army started a major offensive on the important port and key city of Mariupol. Some other stunning announcements were made, signalling a major turnaround!
First, there was the terrorist act in Volnovakha, Donetsk region, as a result of which at least 15 people died and 20 were wounded. Then, on January 22, 2015, Ukraine’s subversive terrorist group blew up a trolleybus on a crowded Donetsk city stop, killing 8 and injuring scores of people.
How did a Ukrainian subversive group got into Donetsk? Based on Minsk accords, Ukraine and DNR regularly exchanged prisoners. There were many complaints of Ukraine swindling Donbass by kidnapping various homeless people and random private citizens in cities far away from DNR and LNR, and than exchanging them for ukro-nazis or Kiev military. Feeling sorry for the poor prisoners, the Donbass people accepted everyone, until in December they discovered that 7 out of 200+ prisoners being exchanged were actually ukro-nazi subversive terrorists, sent to infiltrate Donetsk. These seven were arrested. However, as it turned out later, the entire group numbered 16. The remnant of that group executed the Donetsk bus stop terror act.
In the beginning of January the Kiev junta president Poroshenko cancelled the scheduled Minsk peace working group meeting. On January 15, he also cancelled the Astana summit/peace conference, signaling that he didn’t want any peace negotiations. Since his trip to Paris, for the “Unity March,” Poroshenko declared mass mobilization and revived the brutal bombings of Donetsk and Lugansk, as well as other towns and villages in DNR and LNR. Daily, dozens of peaceful citizens die, and houses, apartment blocks, factories, mines, water mains, power stations, gas pipelines, hospitals, museums, and schools are being destroyed.
Meanwhile in Kiev, Poroshenko, Nalivaichenko, Avakov, Yatsenyuk, Turchinov, and their cronies, resolved to restart a massive offensive on Donetsk and Lugansk, trying to retake the crucial Donetsk airport and other key points in both republics. Their other big goal was to cut off Donetsk from Lugansk completely.
However, the result was the opposite of what they expected. DNR and LNR (Lugansk People’s Republic) self-defence managed to quickly defeat the Ukraine army on all directions, despite the Kiev army outnumbering them 10 to 1. They retook Donetsk airport, several key blockposts and several villages and towns.
I have discussed what is happening in Ukraine in detail in my latest post: False Flag Alert; Kiev Regime Needs War to Survive; Ukrainians Refuse to Fight; Foreign Mercenaries and NATO Weapons.
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Immediately after losing on all fronts, Poroshenko announced that he wanted to restart the peace process. Pretty much all analysts predicted Poroshenko would remember peace negotiations as soon his army started losing.
A week or two ago, the Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko, was fully committed to continuing the peace process, despite being criticized by many that he wasn’t being tough enough. Zakharchenko judged that if he could save the lives of more citizens, even a bad peace was worth it. However, the latest events proved that the truce was used by Ukraine to accumulate forces, both military and subversive, in order to kill more citizens. See the interview with Zakharchenko and Ukraine prisoners of war in the Kiev Regime Needs War to Survive article link above.
After the Donetsk terror act, Zakharchenko did a sharp turn-around. His new position, much tougher than before, is that DNR will consider no truce with Ukraine; DNR will enter no peace negotiations until after Ukraine vacates the entire territory of former Donetsk and Lugansk oblasts – now parts of DNR and LNR, under Ukraine occupation.
Here is Zakharchenko’s talk with students at the Donetsk University, in which he discusses some of that. Link. It’s a talk in which Zakharchenko, historian by trade, has shown his different side – that of a teacher. I will talk more about some interesting things he hinted on in the upcoming Earth Shift Report: The Grand Experiment Novorossia.
Also see this video – commemoration of the victims of the Donetsk bus stop bombing: В Донецке прошел траурный митинг по погибшим в результате обстрела остановки. Small boy’s sign says: “I am not a separatist, I am Misha.” Man’s sign: “I survived despite…” Also: “I am not Charlie, I am Donbass.”
I noticed that the timing of my predictions started accelerating dramatically since the end of 2014. I said in False Flag Alert; Kiev Regime Needs War to Survive; Ukrainians Refuse to Fight; Foreign Mercenaries and NATO Weapons that DNR may advance on Mariupol, Gorlovka and Slavyansk if Ukraine keeps provoking them – and here it is!
It is clear from some other announcements by Zakharchenko, made in an uncharacteristically somber tone, sweat on his brow, that he tried to work with Kiev, but that he is done with that. The conclusion being made is that there is no possibility of going back to any negotiations with the Kiev regime until DNR and LNR win this war, restore their territorial integrity, and prevail fully over the Kiev nazi junta. Only when DNR and LNR are strong enough must they negotiate.
Another possibility I see: under pressure from all directions, the Kiev regime may simply implode like a soap-bubble, as people in different parts of former Ukraine retake power. Of course, this would be a much preferred outcome. DNR now has a great chance to help themselves and everyone else.
Therefore, for the first time ever, Zakharchenko has announced a major offensive operation: the DNR army advancement on Mariupol. I previously spoke about the importance of Mariupol. It is the second largest city in Donetsk region with 400,000 population. It is also a major port on Azov Sea, connecting to the Black Sea, which would give DNR access to major international sea routes and transportation.
From thereon, it’s not far to Kherson, which connects directly to Crimea. As we know, Crimea is now cut off by land from Russia. Connecting to Mariupol and then Kherson will give land connection to Crimea to both Donbass and Russia. If I were the Novorossia geopolitical consultant (which I am not), taking Mariupol first and foremost would have been my advice.
The containment factor for DNR was that they refused to shell any of their cities, thus potentially endangering their citizens’ lives. This humanitarian restraint was what Kiev counted on since they occupied Mariupol, Slavyansk, and other areas of DNR and LNR. Back in May 2014, many unarmed citizens of Mariupol tried to prevent Kiev tanks from getting into the city, resulting in a horrible massacre on par with May 2, 2014 Odessa massacre. Many local citizens were killed, wounded and kidnapped.
It is a terrible choice: to bomb or not to bomb. But I am afraid DNR can’t get around taking over Mariupol, and – sadly – Kiev will do everything to make this as bloody as possible, out of spite and vengeance, and so later to blame any losses on DNR. Looks like they have already started doing that.
In the final analysis, the cancer of the ukro-nazi Kiev junta has already gone too far and is metastasizing into all parts of the dying patient’s body. There is no way to cut that cancer out without a major intervention. DNR must do it. Trying to minimize losses is also a tall order, but it needs to be done.
Zakharchenko’s announcement: Александр Захарченко заявил о начале наступления на Мариуполь. While commemorating the victims of the Donetsk bus bombing, he announced that DNR started advancement on Mariupol.
Zakharchenko also announced that the 1/24/15 bombing of Mariupol is a provocation of the Kiev regime. Self-defence, he said, has no artillery in that area.
Zakharchenko dropped another bomb: he said that the Debaltsevo cauldron (Rus: “kotel”), where by some reports are surrounded 8,000 Ukraine military, will be closed in 2 days. The Debaltsevo cauldron wasn’t advertised and sort of sneaked up on everyone. But it’s a major joint operation by LNR and DNR armies, which is the result of an opportunity stemming from gross incompetence and sabotage in the Ukraine army. Ukraine army’s goal was to cut off DNR from LNR, but another major defeat was the result. More in: False Flag Alert; Kiev Regime Needs War to Survive; Ukrainians Refuse to Fight; Foreign Mercenaries and NATO Weapons.
Map of current military operations in Novorossia
The Debaltsevo cauldron is in-between two red arrows (with tanks) north of Donetsk in the center of the map; Lugansk is in the upper right corner; Mariupol is at the bottom left of the map on the Asov Sea shore (next to black tank).
DNR and LNR have also announced that they are stopping prisoner exchanges due to the fact that among prisoners Kiev tries to sneak in their subversive terror groups.
My prediction: when the Debaltsevo ring is closed, this will effectively mean the beginning of the end of Ukraine junta’s army. As I said in my above-referenced article, people already hide and run away from ‘mogilization.’ Once another 8,000 troops get taken prisoner or worse, the entire army is likely to rebel.
Another prediction: once DNR takes Mariupol, it will be the beginning of the end of the Kiev junta as a whole. That’s why they are hanging on to it for dear life. Remember the documentaries and movies showing a hasty and humiliating evacuation of Americans from Vietnam after they lost the Vietnam War? Expect something similar in Kiev, once Ukraine implodes.
That said, don’t hope that US and Kiev junta will just give up. They won’t make it easy. First, they’ll continue bombings and attempts to blame their own atrocities on Novorossia. Also, as I said before, a major false flag in Ukraine is a very clear and present danger. If you thought MH17 was a shocker – rest assured they are planning something much bigger. For details refer to my above-referenced article.
There are many forces in the world that are working tirelessly to prevent some of the most outrageous false flags planned. There is hope that the worst nuclear disaster may be prevented. But we aren’t out of the woods by any measure.
And of course, US will keep trying to undermine Russian economy, economies of other Eurasian Union members, as well as bribing, threatening and intimidating anyone and everyone around the world who even slightly diverges from their viewpoint.
We are going through a tectonic shift of staggering proportions, and Ukraine, as the ground zero if this tectonic shift, as that fault line between the old and the new I mentioned in my previous piece, is the epicenter of the biggest battle.
This is the case of: just grit your teeth and get through it. There is light in the end of this tunnel.
On the note of manipulating, bribing and intimidating. The present attempts by Obama to bribe Cuba by lifting the 50-year-old sanctions, and especially Iran, by releasing $12bln in frozen Iranian funds (which US themselves usurped previously), plus ‘allowing’ Iran to have its own nuclear program, something US fought tooth and nail just recently, won’t go anywhere. These actions of Obama are an attempt to get back at Russia for the many defeats US suffered in 2013 and 2014. They demonstrate extreme desperation and the fact that US is grasping at straws. In fact, US is losing its grip not only on its adversaries, but also on its allies.
ADDED! Related: latest from Mariupol – as should have been expected!