25/06/14. #Donbass, eastern Ukraine: #Donetsk and #Lugansk Republics’ deputies just voted unanimously for the unification, creating a Soyuz (union) of the Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics. The new unified state will share unified economy, finance and defence. Earlier, Donetsk and Lugansk announced that along with Ukrainian grivna, the official currency circulating on their territory is Russian ruble.
The unified constitution is planned. The unified Sovet (council) will be created, with each republic represented by 30 delegates. This council will deal with common social, defence and economic issues.
Another bit of news is the officially announced kidnapping by Kiev authorities of one of the Donetsk officials – a personal advisor to the head of the Donetsk Republic. Kiev announced this news as one of their accomplishments. At least 25 people disappeared without a trace in Donetsk just recently. The question is: What happened to the ceasefire which is supposed to be on until June 27? Kidnapping is incongruent with ceasefire.
Ukraine oligarch Kolomoysky, who treats the city of Dnepropetrovsk as his fiefdom and who wants to add three more regions to this self-proclaimed fiefdom, announced that his troops won’t observe ceasefire. Kolomoysky finances his own private mercenary army, which is responsible for shooting and bombing people of eastern Ukraine. There are also known foreign mercenaries from Poland, Lithuania, other EU countries and US, who also are engaged in killing people despite official ceasefire. All these mercenaries are not interested in sitting there idly as they are only paid for the days they “work.” They were hired to kill people – it’s that simple. It seems evident “president” Poroshenko and Kiev do not control the situation in the country.
Here is some interesting statistics. As of 2013, the population of Ukraine was officially 45 million. Out of these, 9 million were living and working as guest workers abroad. 6 million – presently more – of these 9 million were working and living in Russia. After Crimea’s secession, population of Ukraine fell by 2 million.
With secession of Donbass, it fell by another 7 million. Population of the Donetsk oblast, now Donetsk Republic, is over 4 million; Lugansk oblast, now Lugansk Republic – 2.7 million.
Russia officially admits to 600,000 refugees from all over Ukraine since the beginning of this year. In fact, the number is double that, as many didn’t claim refugee status, living of their friends and relatives. Some Ukrainians also left to other countries of Europe. What is the real population of Ukraine today? No one knows, but it appears to be 25-27 million, and falling.
Industrial Donbass, in other words, Lugansk and Donetsk regions, were responsible for 30% of Ukraine’s GDP. In addition to the falling economy, currency and standard of living due to the Kiev maidan turmoil and continuing sabotage of the economy, Ukraine has also lost a huge chunk of GDP due to the loss of Donbass and Crimea. In fact, Ukraine is officially bankrupt, and the IMF loans are only going to put it deeper in a debt hole.
The crazy actions of the Kiev junta government and their allies only aggravate the situation further. But then we all know, the Kiev junta doesn’t have the best interests of its people at heart.
See related video, which includes interesting Lugansk and Donetsk cities’ footage. Объединение ДНР и ЛНР 25 06 2014
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I had to post this video and translation, so more people in the West could see what’s really going on in #Donbass (#Donetsk, #Lugansk, #Slavyansk, #Kramatorsk). It also shows the real face of the “democratic government” in #Kiev, #Ukraine. The video is in Russian and I recommend you watch it. The footage is self-explanatory. You can also find an internet translator service for a full translation. I have translated the main highlights so it’s easier to follow.
0.10: “The Kiev military bombed #Kramatorsk overnight again. Residential quarters targeted, 10 people killed. Semyonovka, near Slavyansk: innocent people die every day. Hospitals are overflowing with wounded. Doctor: More wounded women than men. We had some children who died. Wounded coming in all the time.”
1:04: Elderly wounded woman, speaking in Ukrainian: “I now know what “European values” look like – like bombs coming down on our heads. I am a separatist and terrorist, according to them.”
1:20: Woman, tearfully: ” “We had a peaceful city, beautiful – city we love. Look what they have done to it! They destroyed it and they are trying to destroy us. But we won’t leave our home no matter how they try to chase us out.”
1:33 Woman, crying: “Help us, we are begging the whole world for help!”
1:43 Every day, residents are clearing out the city from the bombing debris. Women: “They bomb us every day.” “I don’t know how to survive all this. Very scared.”
2:16 Destroyed golden-domed church. The sacred icon’s glass broke, but the icon is intact, despite all the destruction around it.
2:27 Saying goodbye to the local nurse killed during a bombing, as well as other killed residents.
3:06 #Semyonovka bombed with UN banned chemical weapon – phosphorus bombs.
3:40 Accredited Russian journalists from the Zvezda TV channel were kidnapped a few days ago in Dnepropetrovsk and severely beaten by Ukraine authorities, who demanded $200,000 for their return. The journalists were later freed and taken to a hospital in Moscow with severe injuries: one has ruptured ear drum, both – severe hematomas all over their bodies.
4:47 Report about intimidation and driving out of Ukraine of a young fledgling singer, Daria Gromova, 21. She is the daughter of one of the Lugansk activists. Ukraine TV and press did reports on her, which resulted in an intimidation campaign. They said that “the daughter of the Donbass terrorist boss is on a tour of Europe paid for by the Ukraine taxpayer.” Daria says it’s a lie. After that, Daria received multiple death threats and was forced to flee to Russia, where she is trying to get a refugee status. Her father stayed behind in Lugansk and she is very worried about him. Daria: we live very modestly, I never went to any big tours and I don’t lead a glamorous life. I worked since I was 16 to help my parents; I sing in restaurants. I did win an amateur competition once based on Ukrainian TV voters choice, and the prize was a short trip to Paris.
Officially, there are presently 100,000 Ukraine refugees in Russia. Many families are torn apart as husbands, fathers, grandparents stay behind as women and children flee. The real number is much higher; many people don’t go through official channels and simply leave on their own to stay with relatives and friends. Many are trying to obtain Russian citizenship. Overall, there are at least 5-6 million Ukrainians presently living and working as guest workers in Russia. Ukraine is getting progressively emptier.
As they used to joke in Odessa – a dark kind of humor:
A sign at the train station reads: “The last person leaving, please turn off the lights.”
As Kiev intensifies its punitive military operation against what it insists is part of the Ukrainian population, US and EU deny the atrocities. The body count grows as apartment blocks, hospitals and kindergartens get bombed, as people have to hide in cellars and parents are desperate to save their children. In the past weeks the Kiev military did not allow the refugees to leave the country. If a bus or car approached the border, they would turn them around or shoot at them. Per reports, the Kiev military would laugh at crying women and children attempting to escape the war by saying: “Go back where you belong, and we’ll get you there.”
The Kiev junta is without a doubt a stellar example of a truly democratic regime, and that’s why it is 100% supported and happily financed by the US and EU!
After Russia raised hell in the UN about all this, insisting that a humanitarian corridor for water, food, supplies and to let out the women and children is needed, it appears Kiev loosened its grip on the border, allowing the children to leave.
You would think this were World War II!
Below is a footage of a bus with children being evacuated from #Slavyansk, accompanied by the sound of bombings. Russian: Автобусы с детьми покидают Славянск под звук бомбардировок.
The video is self-explanatory.
The hand-scribbled sign on the front of the bus reads: DETI – Children. The sign near the bus in the end of the video reads: Ukr pilots are fascist killers.
The woman’s voice in the background: “Turchinov and the Kiev junta are taking away our children. It is because of them our children have to leave while bombs explode. I wish their own children would experience horror such as this till the end of their days. What they are doing to us, I wish the same to them.”
From the SBU sources (Security Services of Ukraine) it is known that the US signaled to the prez-elect of Ukraine, oligarch Poroshenko, that “if 2-3 thousand of eastern Ukraine people are killed during punitive operation, the world won’t even flinch. We can handle it as long as eastern Ukraine is cleared of “separatists” so everything is quiet for Poroshenko’s inauguration.”
The punitive military op against Donbass therefore has to be handled expeditiously so it’s over by the time Poroshenko “ascends to his throne” as a “legitimate president of Ukraine” – blameless and clean.
Watch the video!
Here is a report in English about the refugee camps set up for the people of eastern Ukraine (#Donbass) in Russia. The orphans are the highest risk as the areas where orphanages are located get bombed, and food and water supplies run low in the cities that get attacked by the Kiev junta. It has to be noted that there are American, British, French, Georgian, Spanish, Polish, Lithuanian and other mercenaries that have been seen among the Kiev military attacking eastern Ukraine -#Donetsk and #Lugansk Republics. US has officially announced that it would train the Kiev military.
Video report: G7 meeting: West threatens Russia with more sanctions IF Russia doesn’t stop supporting east Ukraine (apparently letting those people die!), while US promises to train Ukraine military (evidently for more skilled punitive operations against the East!).
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