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Vladimir Putin Schools Merkel on Geopolitics and Democracy (+ Russian Gas Update)

Putin Merkel Sochi May 2 2017

On May 2 Putin had a phone conversation with Donald Trump, during which the two agreed to meet soon, probably during the approaching German G20 Summit. On May 3, 2017 Putin has met with Turkish president Erdogan. Clearly these two events are tied with Merkel’s visit. Trump and Putin meeting in Germany means the host needs to check in with both. In addition to the EU and German needs, Merkel seems to have assumed the temporary role of a liaison between Russia and US. Meanwhile Erdogan’s visit has a clear Russian gas pipeline / Turkish Stream underpinning, which is also tied to Syria. Erdogan’s message is (as I long predicted): Turkey’s direction is to distance itself from the US and EU and get closer to Russia.

On May 2, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has visited Sochi to meet with Vladimir Putin. The date was agreed upon two months prior, after Merkel’s persistent requests. Curiously, Putin found no day in his busy schedule other than May 2…

Merkel came to Moscow with several goals:

1. To compare notes on Ukraine and Minsk-2 negotiations, which – predictably – came to a standstill due to Kiev junta’s violations.

2. To make sure the construction of the crucial Nord Stream 2 was on track and to check with Putin how it could be pushed through before it’s too late.

Incidentally, Nord Stream 2 is a competing project with Turkish Stream. Both Germany and Turkey are in a competition who will get to build the pipe faster and who will get to transport more Russian gas.

3. To try scoring some political points before German elections, by showing German MSM present at the Putin-Merkel presser how tough she is on ‘bad’ Russia.

THE CURIOUS CHOICE OF THE DATE

It’s safe to say that Putin deliberately chose May 2. What’s so special about this particular date? Two things:

1. On May 2, 1945 Soviet troops took over Berlin, installing that famous Red Victory Banner over the defeated Reichstag, and officially ending WWII. It would take a few more days to draft the capitulation agreement, which would be signed on May 8 German time and on May 9 Russian time.

2. On May 2, 2014 ukro-nazi fascists, supported by Germany, US and EU, burned dozens (by some accounts, hundreds) of people alive on Odessa’s Kulikovo Polie. The only crime of these peaceful protesters was that they disagreed with the ukro-nazi Kiev regime and wanted to speak their native Russian language.

(Putin chose the joint Sochi presser to remind Merkel and German MSM present, that Odessa massacre went entirely unnoticed by the ‘democratic free world,’ no investigation took place and culprits walked free: PUTIN about Odessa Video – notice Merkel looking down.)

For the most part, negotiations were conducted behind closed doors. But the public part is very telling indeed.

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As to Minsk-2, there was a surprising unity between Putin and Merkel, to a huge disappointment of Kiev. Minsk-2 has to be observed. There won’t be re-negotiation of the original terms, and contrary to Kiev’s continued hopes, there won’t be a new agreement.

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Nord Stream 2 is another sticky point. Kiev junta, as well as its ‘friends’ – most notably Poland and the Baltics – keep hoping that Nord Stream 2 won’t be built. The construction of the second branch of the Russian gas pipeline to Germany will render obsolete the old Soviet pipeline through Ukraine.

The Ukraine pipeline is presently used for the transit of a significant amount of Russian gas to Europe, although the amount of transit diminishes every year as more gas gets rerouted. To this day, Russian gas transit is the biggest foreign revenue source for Ukraine.

Gazprom has long announced that after the current gas transit agreement expires in 2019, Russia won’t renew it. This effectively means the following:

  1. Russia plans to discontinue using Ukraine as the lead gas transiter to Europe – and nothing can change that. The only destinations to which Russian gas will still be delivered through Ukraine after 2018 will be Moldova and Pridnestrovie.
  2. As of the end of 2018 Ukraine will lose its leverage over both Russia and EU. In turn, US will lose leverage over Russia and EU by the means of Ukraine. And of course, USA’s and EU’s leverage over Russia and Ukraine will greatly diminish as well. This inevitably will change the geopolitical landscape. As I predicted all along, as it loses its importance as a pressure point against Russia, the US and EU will have no choice but to withdraw from Ukraine.
  3. Consequently, if Europe wants to receive Russian gas after 2018, it has to hassle.

Hence the German effort to ensure Nord Stream 2 is on track. German parliament has recently approved Nord Stream 2 speedy construction. The new 6.6 bln euros in loans have been allocated to the project.

During Sochi visit Merkel confirmed that Germany is fully on board regarding Nord Stream 2 by hinting that EU regulations would slow down the construction and that they should not apply to this pipeline.

III

Based on the above, you’d think that Putin and Merkel were the best of pals. Putin confirmed that Germany was Russia’s leading trade partner No. 2, after China. Putin also said that the trade volume between Russia and Germany grew by 43% since last year.

Merkel piped in by saying that there are differences, but dialogue is the only way to understand each other’s position.

Where did all the talk about punishing and isolating Russia go? Where are those anti-Russian sanctions? As I predicted since 2014, ‘They’ll huff and puff for a couple of years, and then everything will get back to normal – just like it happened after 2008 Georgia – S.Ossetia war.’ I also said that the appearance of the sanctions will stay, while in reality business and trade will go on, bypassing them.

Predictions on track: 2 years after 2014, Russian trade with Germany is suddenly up by 43%. Let’s also recall that Saakashvili of Georgia was out of his presidency 2 years after he attacked S.Ossetia, and that Abkhazia and S.Ossetia would never return to Georgia. Ukraine is following closely in Georgia’s tracks.

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VIDEO: Putin – Merkel joint presser, Sochi, May 2, 2017 (ENG translation)

The political part of the meeting had an entirely different tone. Merkel dragged (excuse me, brought) with her to Sochi an entire entourage of ‘journalists’ representing German MSM. The questions they asked during joint presser can only be characterised as aggressive in their ignorance and dumbness – just confirming a sorry state of the Western MSM. Listen to the questions and Putin and Merkel answers on video above.

Question from a German journalist, ‘Why did Russia interfere in US elections and is Merkel afraid of Russian interference in German election?’

Putin’s exceedingly patient and diplomatic reply: Russia never interfered in other countries’ internal affairs. The opposite is true for the West: it constantly interferes in Russian affairs. Further, Putin explained that allegations of Russian interference in the US elections have never been confirmed; it was just a rumor spread for USA’s internal political reasons; therefore, the German journalist’s assumption of Russia’s interference in German elections is based on a rumor.

Another German MSM representative called the Donbass people ‘separatists,’ to which Putin replied that the civil war and Donbass catastrophe are consequences of an illegal coup and illegal power garb in Kiev. It was Kiev that attacked the people of Donbass, forcing them to defend themselves. Putin also expressed his hope that German MSM would not twist his words and that it will have anough common dicency to publish his answer.

Merkel replied that Germany considers the Kiev authorities to be ‘legal and democratically elected.’

Merkel has made more embarrassing remarks. She implored Putin to ‘look into the reported violations of the rights of minorities,’ namely, gays in Chechnya and Jehovah’s Witnesses. 

Then she decided to lecture Putin on human rights. Per Frau Merkel, Russian authorities were not as gentle and nice to protesters as they should’ve been.

Putin did the absolutely correct thing by diplomatically reminding Merkel that the Russian law enforcement are gentlemen of the highest caliber compared to their Western counterparts. PUTIN: “In Europe they have no qualms about indiscriminate use of tear gas, water cannons and batons to disperse demonstrators.”

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P.S. There is one more important reason May 2 was chosen for Merkel’s visit. On May 2 people in Odessa and all over the world commemorated the 3rd anniversary of the Odessa tragedy. Per reports, ahead of May 2 Poroshenko was in a frantic state, admonishing his law enforcement to make absolutely sure no ukro-nazis attack citizens attending the commemorative events. Such attacks are a regular occurrence in today’s Ukraine.

Let me reveal to you what went on behind the scenes: Poroshenko and Kiev were warned by Germany to make sure nothing happens that could look bad for Merkel during her Russian visit. Any violence against peacefully mourning citizens would confirm that Kiev junta is a terrorist regime. If any provocation took place in Odessa, Putin would have a terrific opportunity to rub Merkel’s nose in it.

Therefore, by choosing May 2, Putin allowed the people of Odessa to mourn and commemorate their friends and family in peace.

ODESSA REMEMBERED – May 2, 2014 3rd anniversary:

Song about Odessa tragedy  – video clip

Thousands attend May 2, 2017 memorial rally on Odessa’s Kulikovo Polie, despite threats

Read my posts:

April 10, 2017: Odessa celebrates 73 Anniversary of Liberation

May 2, 2016 Odessa Report: Under Foreign and Nazi Occupation

Last Hope for Ukraine: All-Ukrainian Orthodox March for Peace in Donbass Culminates in Kiev

MOLDOVA and ODESSA: Hundreds of Thousands Come Out for May 9 #Victory70 Celebrations Despite Attempts to Ban Holiday

Fake News vs Truth: ‘Power Shortages’ and Crimean Bridge – How the West Sabotages Crimea

Canada Represents a Reservoir of Support for Ukrainian Nazis

Hi Lada: Just found a disturbing article on Canada & Ukraine Neo-Nazis. It covers a number of facts which were totally unknown to me. Needless to say, I am not impressed with the actions the Canadian gvt is taking in my name, and on behalf of Canadians!! The picture is now crystal clear.

Blessings! Johanna

Canada Represents a Reservoir of Support for Ukrainian Neo-Nazis
http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2015/04/10/canada-represents-reservoir-support-ukrainian-neo-nazis.html

Lada says:

Sadly, Canada has been one of the main sources of support for ukro-nazis, who in the 20th century were exclusively concentrated in western Ukraine (Lvov, Ivano-Frankovsk, Rovno oblasts – usually referred to together as Galichina and Volin’).

Do you want to know where else the Ukrainian Bandera-nazis concentrated after WWII?

The answer is connected to the following questions. Why is Canada so hands-on about a country located half the world away? What’s in it for Canada?

We had discussed it in previous articles, but it’s worth repeating. There is a huge, and I mean huge, population of western Ukraine nazis in Canada. There is one in the USA, but much smaller, especially on per capita basis. For the small population of Canada, ukro-nazis constitute a significant percentage capable of influencing the country’s policies.

There are three main factors defining the interference of Canada in Ukraine:

1. Hitler allies – Bandera and Shukhevich followers from western Ukraine, who escaped from the Nuremberg Tribunal after their defeat in WWII, were given asylum in Canada. These mass murderers and their heirs settled down, bought land and became Canadian citizens. They had been planning their revenge on Russia ever since.

2. Canada’s elites are pro-US neocons and NWO supporters. They are working as one unit with the US; in fact, they are a department of the US government, thus turning Canada into USA’s 51st state.

US and Canada governments are happy to unleash ukro-nazis of Canada and Ukraine on the unsuspecting country, allowing them to fulfil their long-cherished revenge plans against Russia. The overriding goal of the US is to hurt Russia in any way possible and ukro-nazis are perfect for this role.

But who is using whom? US, Canada and ukro-nazis all use each other for their own ugly motives.

3. Canada shale gas interests hoped, a hope all but evaporated by now, that they could have a lucrative fracking business in Ukraine. This point is connected to Nos. 1 and 2. The shale gas and oil interests in Canada often belong to western Ukrainians, and they work closely with US shale gas interests and US government.

Read more in:

Why Is Canada’s PM Harper in a Rush to Visit Ukraine?

Canada’s Present and Future: Lada Ray Predictions

After Ukraine became ‘independent’ in 1991, a systematic resettlement of western Ukrainians from Volyn’ and Galichina began. They often settled, hugging lucrative real estate, in the most well-to-do cities of Ukraine, such as Odessa and Kiev. Another way of diluting the population with ukro-nazi ideas was to accept to colleges mostly western Ukrainians. The majority of Ukraine colleges are concentrated in Kiev, Odessa, Dnepropetrovsk and Kharkov.

These young and aggressive people from western Ukraine became the foundation for the Kiev euro-maidan and citizen intimidation around the country. For example, half of the Russian-speaking Odessa student population is from Ukrainian-speaking western Ukraine. When I say Ukrainian-speaking, we are talking very mixed and far from the true literary Ukrainian.

It came to the point that Odessans regularly complain they get passed for college acceptance, despite better grades, in favor of someone from Galichina. Odessa is one of the most international cities in the world, where 70 different nationalities have always lived in peace and cooperation. Odessa and the surrounding areas have no concept of nationalism. Therefore, if locals complain, the problem has become overwhelming. Odessa has a very large student population and since last year, these ‘students’ from western Ukraine became the force that intimidated citizens and burned people alive on Kulikovo Polie. The western Ukraine student population of Kiev is even larger, which explains how so many warm bodies were found for the euro-maidan.

It has finally dawned on the residents of Kiev, Odessa and Kharkov that they are experiencing a full-scale invasion of people alien to them, with alien ideals, nourished and supported by alien forces from across the Atlantic. Locals had no chance against these younger, well-financed, well-trained and very aggressive specimens. Not only that, it is now becoming more and more clear that the invasion and takeover of Kiev and South and East of Ukraine was pre-meditated and well-planed.

Let me tell you something that has become clear to me some time ago: this was in the making for many years. The process began after Gorbachev came to power in 1985, but it picked up speed in the 1990s, and especially, 2000s. The 2004 ‘orange revolution’ was planned by the US and ‘orange revolutionaries’ Yushenko, Poroshenko and Timoshenko to be the dividing point between the past and the present. The peaceful ‘orange coup’ was organized to unseat what US perceived as Yanukovich’s pro-Russian regime. It must be what passes for pro-Russian in Ukraine.

However, they were unable to hold on to power; Yanukovich again won elections in 2008.

In fact, Yanukovich was never pro-Russian – he was pro-his-own-profit and pro-oligarch. His money and the money of his children that they managed to steal from the country was mostly held in the West. Same is true for his oligarch buddies. This made Yanukovich and oligarchs dependent, if not subservient, to the West. By threatening their assets, the West was able to manipulate them into signing the EU association agreement, until Yanukovich unexpectedly hit the back pedal.

There is no way around that conclusion, however you slice it. Yanukovich was never pro-Russian and he was just tolerated by Russians since in the land of the blind one-eyed man is king. But Yanukovich was pragmatic enough to see when he was going to lose no matter what.

He was the one who dragged the country towards EU association; he was the one who allowed further spread of ukro-nazi ideas and heroisation of Bandera and Shukhevich. The one thing he did right was refusing to sign the EU association agreement when he realised he was being set up. Yanukovich was groomed for the role of a fall guy when he rightly refused to sign the kind of agreement that would destroy the country’s economy. He was supposed to go down the same way as Gaddafi.

That’s when the signal for the years-in-the-making violent coup was given. Violence was necessary to get the population of the country into a state of fear and shock. The second reason for extreme violence and blatantly illegal transfer of power to the Kiev junta was needed to provoke Russia into interfering militarily, after which Russia would have been painted as aggressor, all of West’s economic relations with Russia would be cut off, Russia would be isolated not only by Western Europe, and especially Germany, but also from her usual allies, such as the BRICS, SCO and Customs Union (Belarus and Kazakhstan). Finally, an anti-Russian coalition could be built and WWIII against Russia could be declared. This was the plan, which depending on circumstances was supposed to be executed partially or fully.

There were a number of forces that worked in tight cooperation and coordination on this plan. Among them were: USA, Canada, Germany, Poland, Brussels EU elites, Lithuania and other Baltics, Romania; various Kiev stooges and direct CIA/State Dept agents, such as Poroshenko, Yatsenyuk, Turchinov, Klichko, Nalivaichenko; Ukraine oligarchs, such as Kolomoysky; and of course ukro-nazis, such as the ‘right sector’, ‘svoboda’ and others.

The plan never came to fruition due to the wise actions by Putin and Russia. My readers will recall that I predicted that Russia would under NO circumstances send troops to Ukraine, and instead, would slowly remold the situation in her favor using peaceful and quiet means. See PREDICTIONS. This is exactly what has been happening. I also wrote about that and more in:  Striking Geopolitical Similarities: Georgian War – Beijing2008 and Ukraine – Sochi2014.

I understand how Johanna feels. Canada used to pride itself for being a country that kept its independent and neutral stance despite pressure from the big neighbor to the south. It’s disturbing to find out how deep they have their claws into Ukraine and how tightly they work with the US.

It’s natural for most people to give other humans the benefit of the doubt. Most of us don’t think like villains do; we want to believe in the goodness of mankind.

The problem is that when we see, hear and speak no evil, those evil forces we don’t want to see, do despicable things behind our backs. Bad things happen when good people are silent.

This is why the truth is the most important commodity at this time. All their hideous and ugly deeds have to come to light so people know how our reality is being manipulated.

We have known for a while that Ukrainians were subverted systematically through Soros history books, which re-wrote history for children right in front of their parents’ eyes. It was, and continues being done, through Western-trained and sponsored MSM. Another thing that has come to my attention is this: it turns out that Ukraine colleges and schools are full of teachers from Canada, the majority of whom are former western Ukrainians from the pro-Bandera stock. They arrive for one purpose only: to re-program the kids.

Has it worked? In some areas it has, temporarily and partially. However, people are awakening. Odessa and Kiev had multi-thousand rallies to protest against violence and to commemorate the May 2, 2014 burning of people on Kulikovo Polie. People showed up despite intimidation and danger of personal attacks. This made me very happy. Odessa didn’t die on May 2, 2014. It’s just waiting for the right moment to act! So is Kiev.

Videos of May 2, 2015 protests:

Kiev, 5,000 protesters came out with slogans, “Kiev remembers Odessa” and pictures of the Kulikovo Polie victims and recently killed journalists/politicians, asking: “Who is next?” People chant: ‘gan’ba,’ which means ‘shame.’ Link: Киев помнит об Одессе! Не простим!

Odessa: May 2 rally on Kulikovo Polie. People had to go through a very stringent security procedure. Guards confiscated Georgievskaya Lentochkas (traditional Russian Bands of St. George) now banned in Ukraine. ‘There is a dangerous quantity of invaders per square meter.’ Invasion of the Russian Hero-City Odessa 2014-2015 (background song: ‘Odessa, My Beloved City’). Link: Оккупация русского города-героя Одессы. People chant: ‘fascists.’ Slogan: ‘Poroshenko out.’ Someone actually sneaked this slogan in – they were taking them away at the entrance to the square. Thousands showed up for the rally. The troops you see in the footage were shipped in beforehand from western Ukraine. The burned down House of the Unions on Kulikovo Polie still hasn’t been rebuilt.

Related: RT reporter Paula Slier forced to flee Ukraine after death threats.

In the end, all the efforts and billions spent for the subversion of Ukraine will come to naught. Recall my timeline for the major shift in Ukraine: 2016-2018 (more in PREDICTIONS). Big changes are coming – and not only in that part of the world. Get ready!

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