Odessa, monument to city founder, Russian empress Katherine the Great. Part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Read more in BLACK SEA GAMBIT
April 10th is widely celebrated in Odessa as “Den’ Osvobozhdenia” – “the Day of Liberation.” In reality May 9 (Victory Day) is more widely celebrated. But at one point, after Ukraine separated from Russia and began its slide towards rabid Russophobia and fascism, holidays such as February 23 (Soviet Army Day) and April 10 became the defiance outlets of sorts, gathering huge crowds in the absence of any other legal means of protest.
On April 10, 1944, Soviet Army liberated Odessa from the Romanian-German Nazi occupation lasting 30 months. Before that, the city endured an excruciating battle and long blockade perpetrated by 11 joint Romanian and German divisions. Only 4 Soviet divisions, consisting mainly of marines, sailors and volunteers, many of them poorly trained and hardly armed, managed to withstand the aggressors’ attacks for months. After the city surrendered and the Romanian occupation began, thousands of guerrillas continued resistance, using the catacombs labyrinth as their shelter.
The famous Odessa catacombs run under the entire city. The reason Romanian army was so active in Odessa was simple – greed. Hitler promised Odessa together with entire Odessa Oblast, as well as other Black Sea territories, as the grand prize to Romania, in exchange for participating in the attack on the USSR.
Today Romania still licks its lips at Odessa, Pridnestrovie and Moldova. I actually can’t stop being amazed at the ungratefulness of Romanians. If not for Russia, Romania, formed only in 19th century, would not exist. Read the whole story in ESR8: BLACK SEA GAMBIT.
Odessans are blessed with very good memory. As they say in Russia (I mean Russia in a broad sense, including Odessa, of course): ‘No one’s forgotten and nothing is forgotten.’
FLASHBACK: THIS WAS ODESSA ONLY 3 SHORT YEARS AGO!
The video below is from April 10, 2014, 70th Anniversary of Liberation. Let’s recall that the Kiev coup already took place (February 2014) and Kiev junta, supported and enabled by the West, was already established in Ukraine. On March 16, 2014 the Crimean referendum took place where people voted to become a part of Russia. Donbass was preparing for its own referendum. Odessa itself had a permanent peaceful protest tent city on Kulikovo Polie, with vast majority of Odessans supporting federalization or secession. The May 2 Kulikovo Polie Massacre didn’t happen yet – it would scar Odessa forever.
Note the enormous sea of people of all ages at the April 10, 2014 march. This was already during Kiev junta, but at the time the REAL Odesssans still felt at home in their beloved city. Ukro-nazis would swarm in later, making Odessans prisoners in their own backyard.
Also notice the kinds of flags carried by the marchers: Soviet flags, WWII Red Victory Banners, three types of Russian flags (incl. Official Russian Tricolor, Georgievsky Flags, and old-style black-gold-white flags), Russian and Soviet Navy flags, and Odessa flags with crest (red-white-yellow with anchor). Not a single blue and yellow Ukrainian flag! People chant: ‘Fascism won’t pass’ “Odessa Hero City’ ‘Out of Odessa, Bandera devils’ and Donbass, we are with you.’ And note the giant Russian flag at 4:50.
Video Odessa, sea of people on February 23, 2014: chanting ‘Fascism won’t pass,’ ‘Rossia.’
This video, which is very hard to ignore, tells us a very eloquent truth of how the people of Odessa really feel about Russia, Ukraine and their place in this world.
At the time, Odessans and many others all over Ukraine still hoped that peaceful protests could lead to change, and that ukro-nazi junta supported from abroad could be reasoned with. Only 20 odd days later the unarmed peaceful protesters at the Kulikovo Polie tent city would be ambushed by hordes of ukro-nazi militants. Thousands of well-trained and armed with bats and molotov cocktails militants would arrive from central and western Ukraine. The attackers would burn dozens of people alive inside the historic House of the Unions on Kulikovo Polie. Those who tried to escape would be killed on the spot. Many innocent bystanders would be burned and killed together with protesters.
The supposed investigation into the crimes committed on May 2, 2014 never revealed any true facts, nor anyone was placed under arrest, despite many witness testimonies, videos and photos of perpetrators. Independent investigations have established that the commander of the ukro-nazi attackers was Andriy Parubiy, current Speaker of the Ukraine Rada (parliament). And the West, as always, looks the other way.
For full details of the May 2 tragedy and more, see my May 2, 2016 Odessa Report: Under Foreign and Nazi Occupation.
Also, for telling contemporary realities, intel, analysis and predictions for Odessa, Moldova, Pridnestrovie and northern Black Sea, read EARTH SHIFT REPORT 8: BLACK SEA GAMBIT.
Also see my 2013 articles with lots of Odessa pics (these are pre-Kiev junta, it’s all positive and nice, but you’ll see that I’ve already had a premonition of things to come):
After May 2 massacre Odessa was in shock, but this city is nothing if not resilient. Despite terror, Odessans continued coming out to have their voices heard.
This is Odessa on April 10, 2017. Many people are scared, but some still come to the sacred spot, the Eternal Flame at the Alley of Slava (translated more or less as Glory). On the video below, I’d like you to notice a few things:
1. How nice the Alley is. I remember it as a beautiful spot, with a wonderful panoramic view of the Black Sea and surrounded by an old, peaceful park.
2. Most people are older because it’s very dangerous for those who are young and working to show their faces at such event.
3. People sing Russian songs, such as Katyusha and Sacred War. They chant: ‘Out of Odessa, Bandera devils,’ ‘Odessa – the Hero City,’ “Donbass we are with you,’ ‘Fascism won’t pass.’ But they are forbidden from carrying any symbols, such as Victory Banner or Georgievskaya Lenta.
4. There are paid ukro-nazi militants acting as provocateurs all over the place. Their goal is to start fights, to provoke people and police. Police, thankfully, has been acting professionally and several ukro-nazis were detained.
5. At one point an ukro-nazi provocateur who’s sticking his camera into people’s faces asks repeatedly, ‘Who does Crimea belong to?’ People try to ignore him, but he won’t leave. Finally one brave woman says, ‘To Russia, of course.’
At one point during the event (not on this video) ukro-nazis were chanting, “Bandera will come and restore order,” and “Kill the Russians.” (Stepan Bandera: Hitler collaborator, ukro-nazi ideologist, who’s dead since 1940s.) In other words, these are just your regular fascist terrorists supported, as usual, by Western governments.
6. Tensions are at all time highs. The explosion is coming. If anyone for a moment thought that Ukraine could survive indefinitely as one state ruled by oligarch, ukro-nazi and foreign interests, think again. It won’t happen – it’s only a matter of time.
7. Also notice the marked difference: Odessans are dressed colorfully, while ukro-nazis are all dressed in black (sometimes, black and red).
Video: Odessa, April 10, 2017
8. Last but not least, notice that ukro-nazis are EXCLUSIVELY very young people. Remember this detail, it is very important and symptomatic of what is happening around the world! I’ll explain what this means in one of the future webinars!
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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.
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DPR ultimatum to oligarchs: Pay taxes or nationalization. Russia recognizes LDPR passports; to introduce visa regime for Ukraine
The events surrounding Ukraine and DLPR are continuing to heat up and accelerate. Many interesting events are also taking place in the post-Soviet space and all over Europe. I promised you all a new Earth Shift Report on Ukraine. However, I’ve decided not to publish it, after all. There are many big projects I am working on, including my book THE PUTIN ENIGMA. Completing and publishing my book is my first priority this year.
Therefore, for the lack of time, instead of an ESR I am offering you a series of free articles and videos on Ukraine and Donbass. The short list of all recent pieces is at the end of this article. For more Ukraine/DLPR related pieces, including the ones I wrote between the beginning of 2014 – end of 2016, go to CATEGORIES: Russia and Ukraine on the right navigation bar.
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On pic: Russian Bear, coping with Ukraine’s madness, writes: “Patience is the only way to survive in the world of idiots.”
Donetsk Ultimatum to Ukraine Oligarchs: Pay Taxes or Face Nationalization.
Will Russia introduce visa regime for Ukraine?
Yesterday, the Head of DPR Zakharchenko announced that on March 1 those Ukraine oligarchs whose properties and factories in Donetsk Republic are still registered in Kiev must re-register in Donetsk, or face nationalization. Till now, most factories and mines in DLPR have been producing coal, metals, chemicals and energy, while profits were enjoyed by the junta-friendly Kiev oligarchs and while taxes were paid by said oligarchs to the Kiev regime. In turn, Kiev used this money, as well as the energy and products manufactured in Donbass, to bomb the people of DLPR.
As of now, DLPR are losing billions of rubles on this scheme, not to mention the risk to the peaceful population. The public pressure on authorities has been tremendous. A warning was sent to oligarchs some time ago that they must re-register their ownership with Donetsk and Lugansk in order to pay taxes locally, instead of Kiev. The pre-announced end date for re-registration of factories in DPR was to be March 31; however, the timeline has accelerated.
The brutal bombings by Ukraine army, continued lies by the West and Kiev, cover-up of the true state of events by the supposedly ‘neutral’ OSCE observers, and the latest coal blockade of Donbass by ukro-nazi battalions – all this has expedited the shift.
No question, the nationalization of the Ukraine oligarch properties in Donbass will go ahead and very soon. Also no question, this bold move was agreed upon with Moscow. The move essentially means that Donbass plans to re-orient its economy and its trade to Russia. I can tell you more: knowing how Putin operates, the groundwork for the re-orientation of the Donbass economy have already been quietly prepared.
In turn, this means that DLPR are about to expedite the process of distancing themselves from the ukro-nazi Ukraine. Coupled with Russian recognition of the Donetsk and Lugansk passports by Russia (read below on that), this is a very serious shift.
Incidentally, the West, entirely preoccupied elsewhere, completely missed these moves. This is in line with how Putin operates.
Ukraine oligarchs and the Kiev junta, most notably Renat Akhmetov (ethnic Azerbaijani) who still owns half of Donbass, have been enjoying a free ride. While DPR and LPR are de-facto independent politically, the taxes from profits earned by the factories, power stations and mines in the break-away republics are still paid to Kiev.
The reason I pointed out that Akhmetov, once the richest man of Ukraine according to Forbes and now a nearly bankrupt oligarch, is Azerbaijani is not because I have anything against Azerbaijan or any other nationality. I believe we all should equally respect each other.
However, the ordinary citizens of what is today still called Ukraine (but won’t in several years) can’t help but notice that for some ‘strange’ reason the majority of the Ukraine oligarchs and much of the top politicians aren’t either truly Ukrainian or Russian. There are Jews, Poles, Georgians, Armenians, Azerbaijanis, Americans, Canadians, western Ukraine Bandera followers. This fact creates an additional friction and blame game. By all definitions Ukraine today is under foreign management and foreign occupation. Under the circumstances, the infamous anti-Russian ‘Euro-Maidan’ slogan ‘remember foreigner, Ukrainian is the master here’ sounds like a bad joke.
It doesn’t help that the ukro-nazi junta killed off, jailed, scared to death or expelled out of the country anyone who loved Ukraine and who could make a real difference. Today the reality is such that the majority prefer to leave rather than stay and fix things. It’s especially telling how far gone the country is when the majority of the population can’t wait to leave it.
This is a small consolation for the people of Donbass, who are being bombed by vicious ukro-nazis. There has been a lot of protests against the Kiev oligarchs still owning half of Donbass. For a while both DLPR and Moscow have been reluctant to rock the boat, giving the chance to the Minsk peace process and possibility of reconciliation.
The problem, as we discussed in previous articles and video (see links below this post), is that the economy of Ukraine was built in the USSR and the Russian Empire in such a way as to logistically be closely and efficiently entwined. Energy and raw material sources were located in logistical closeness to production facilities. The high tech companies were placed where there was an abundance of educated work force, and all that was connected via rail to the Black Sea ports and transportation hubs for fast distribution. This well-oiled infrastructure built by generations of ancestors is very hard to change. It costs money, time and resources to re-structure and redirect the flow of goods to other markets.
For some time there had been a certain sliver of hope that a drastic scenario could be avoided. However, an urge to disengage the DLPR economy from Kiev influence has been strong. The authorities are now using a pretext of the ukro-nazi coal blockade of Donbass to push through the nationalization, which has been on the menu since 2014.
Simultaneously, the still remaining few ties with Ukraine are being severed, as Donbass continues distancing from Ukraine and aligning with Russia.
I again want to stress for those in the EU and US who have to do with decision-making and who may be reading this. Russia and DLPR proposed a compromise solution: the Minsk agreements. They hung on to these agreements, attempting to fulfil them despite Kiev bombings, only to be met with lies, anti-Russian propaganda and sanctions by the West. As always, trying to reason and make deals with the West proved pointless. Now the ship has sailed and the clock cannot be turned back.
Let’s recall that a similar situation occurred in Crimea. The decisive actions by Russia to sever all ties between Crimea and Ukraine took place after the Crimean Tartar terrorist battalion headed by Isliamov, together with ukro-nazis, blockaded food, water, and at a later date, all power to Crimea. The December 2015 power blockade nearly created a humanitarian catastrophe, leaving 2.5 million people without electricity and heat in the winter.
Up till that moment Russia supplied extra electricity to Ukraine at heavily discounted rates or free, so the needed amount of power would in turn be released by Ukraine for Crimea. During Soviet times the power lines, water and food supplies, as all infrastructure and economy of Crimea, were closely tied into Ukrainian grid for efficiency’s sake.
During power blockade, Russia acted swiftly to purchase Chinese power generators, build new power stations, as well as the underwater ‘energy bridge’ from mainland. This averted the humanitarian catastrophe. In the final analysis, it allowed Crimea to develop much faster.
The food and water blockades have also been dealt with.
The new railroad to bypass Ukraine is being built and the new Kerch Bridge to Crimea from the mainland is also being constructed. This mega- bridge, already dubbed ‘the project of the century,’ is a marvel of engineering based on its length, scope and the fact that up till now it seemed impossible to build a bridge in that area due to enormous distances, violent winds and deadly currents.
The Kerch Bridge will eliminate what’s left of deficiencies and create a tourism boom for Crimea.
For DLPR the process of distancing from Ukraine is also about to become irreversible, Minsk-2 or not. Minsk-2 peace agreement was in fact a way to slow down the war, restrain Kiev from the worst possible actions, and give more time to Russia and DLPR to regroup. Minsk was never a truly working platform and peace with the ukro-nazi version of Ukraine is not possible. Any meaningful change will only be possible after this junta is gone.
The only way to have it gone is to make the West loosen its grip on the poor Ukraine and stop supporting the destructive ukro-nazi/oligarchic regime in Kiev.
However, by the time it happens DLPR would be completely de-facto independent of Ukraine. The silly ukro-nazis through their blockade are only expediting this process.
RUSSIA RECOGNIZES DLPR PASSPORTS; VISA REGIME WITH UKRAINE NEXT!
A recent breakthrough: Russia officially recognized the DPR and LPR passports. This effectively means that people from these areas will have equal with Russians rights to apply for jobs, live and study in Russia. Up till now there was no way to tell a Russia-hating Bandera ukro-nazi sympathiser from western Ukraine, from a friendly Donbass refugee. Either could have arrived to Russia as migrant worker, carrying the same Ukrainian passport.
Recently, there was a very unpleasant episode in St. Petersburg that caused a Russia-wide outcry. In one of the city hospitals, Russian nurses on night duty noticed several migrant workers from western Ukraine, celebrating the death of the slain Donetsk commander Givi and wishing that Putin, Zakharchenko and Plotnitsky would be next. It appears these western Ukraine migrant workers were employed as low-grade nannies or care-takers. Givi, just like Motorola and others before, was killed as a result of Kiev junta’s terrorist act.
The outcry in the Russian society caused authorities to reconsider who and how they let into the country. As of now, at least 3-4 million migrant workers from Ukraine are in Russia. Many are normal and friendly to Russia people from the South and East of Ukraine. However, many of those who are Russia-friendly try to move to Russia permanently. The migrant workers, who arrive for a period of a few months on a temporary visa, then exit Russia and return again, are primarily from central and western Ukraine. Among these, there are many who make money in Russia, while hating the hand that feeds them and supporting the war against Donbass.
THE SHIFT UNDERWAY! I have to note the following important Earth Shift facts. The process of questioning who and on what premises is let into any individual country is presently being considered by many countries on the face of the earth. The old systems are not working well any more as the Great Earth Shift progresses. This is also the result of the Period 8 (we’ll talk about that in one of the future webinars). We will continue seeing the breakdown of pre-existing and gradual manifestation of the new systems, in all areas of life. The new systems will be based on different principles and they will begin materializing between now and the next few years, continuing through the following two decades.
The recent escalation of DLPR bombings and the present coal blockade of Donbass caused Russia to finally act. This is only the first step. The next step will be to limit the inflow of unfriendly to Russia work force from central and western Ukraine, while favoring the DLPR workers.
I agree with the prediction of this widely anticipated move: by recognizing the passports of DPR and LPR, Russia is preparing to install a visa regime with Ukraine. This will be a very healthy move for many reasons. Among them: it will limit the ability of various shrewd western/central Ukrainians to make 4-5 times their usual salary in Russia. Deprived of their usual incomes, said western/central Ukrainians will feel pressure to rebel and unseat Poroshenko’s regime in Kiev. In turn, the rebellion of the largely Bandera ukro-nazi regions will distract the regime and aid the people of Novorossia (presently Eastern and Southern Ukraine) to free themselves from the junta and foreign yoke. There may be a line of secessions, or similar outcomes, all over Ukraine.
An interesting bifurcation will also take place. Some people from the junta-occupied parts of Ukraine will begin acquiring DLPR passports as a desirable commodity, to have an entry point into Russia. There already have been inquiries from Odessa and other parts as to how to obtain said passports. Zakharchenko has thrown hints that it won’t be a problem. This tells me that DLPR will be used as a sorting ground, so to speak, to separate the wheat from the chaff within Ukraine.
By the time the Kiev junta is gone, the population of DLPR somehow miraculously will expand. This population will miraculously spread all over Ukraine’s territory. Before you know it, these people, for instance, will begin influencing the elections in their respective areas. The possibilities are many. The exercise of soft power may lead to a peaceful shift of the remaining territories of Ukraine towards Russia.
Another indication of the upcoming Shift in Ukraine:
In December 2016 Moscow district court recognized the February 2014 Kiev Euro-Maidan as an illegal coup d’etat. The complaint was filed by a Ukraine Rada deputy from western/central Ukraine, Vladimir Oleynik, who was never particularly pro-Russian and was at one point in favor of euro-integration. His position, if anything, was pretty wishy-washy and middle of the ground. However, even this deputy was forced to flee Ukraine by the junta and ukro-nazis, after he spoke up against the coup and the s0-called ‘euro integration’ contrary to the interests of his country.
The Moscow court decision opens a wide range of possibilities, such as announcing that the present government in Kiev is illegal, demanding international war crimes tribunal, going to the international human rights court, etc. This decision can be built on in various ways – more developments to follow in 2017-18!
PUTIN AND RUSSIA:
As you’ve noticed, Russia only reacts, never initiates. Every mistake by Kiev and their handlers is used to ever so slowly change the situation. Recall one of my many 2014 predictions on Ukraine: ‘Russia will use all quiet, peaceful and legal means to slowly rebalance the Ukraine crisis – until Ukraine shifts completely towards Russia.’ As we see, this one is also coming true, as we speak. (Recalling it, I just can’t believe how hard some people had argued with me on that! Such silly arguments are too tiring and they distract me from the important stuff.)
Putin is the grandmaster of the global 3D chess. He will act when no one expects, and his next move will be as winning as any other we’ve observed him make so far. As our Russian Bear says, ‘patience is the only way to win in the world of idiots.’
Putin has plenty of patience, but as the real grandmaster of the Eastern martial arts, he knows how to spring into action on moment’s notice. This is the way of the wise and highly developed souls: going from an absolute inner peace and immobility to a fast and effective action in a blink of an eye, when no one sees you coming. This is the winning formula.
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Also from Lada Ray:
We are continuing the Ukraine topic.
Yes, the UN venue has been weakened. The new Russia’s UN envoy is, well… new. We’ll see how he performs – he may surprise us. For the time being Russia will have to make better use of other venues, others picking up the slack. Such as: Lavrov personally will have to engage more to navigate the global situation in manual regime. Incidentally, he has been doing it a lot lately. Just look at his appearance at the Munich Security Conference, as one example.
That said, the Ukraine Shift will be aided by the fact that the West is slowly disengaging from Ukraine, due to the US and EU domestic problems, and due to three years of hard diplomatic work by Putin, Lavrov, Churkin, and others.
Paradoxically, the worst case scenario: ukro-nazis seizing power in Kiev, would be the best and more expedient outcome. Should that occur, it would quickly demonstrate to the whole world how rotten the Kiev regime really is and what the Euro-Maidan was really about. The West would be forced to change its stance to save face and to somehow rectify the bad situation next to the EU borders. This would accelerate the awakening SHIFT timeline and free faster all those poor people still stuck under Kiev regime.
It would also likely make Ukraine citizens rise against the regime sooner.
But that’s exactly why this scenario won’t happen: the West won’t allow it because having a slowly and painfully festering thorn of anti-Russian Ukraine is a lot more valuable to both US and EU. That weakens Russia and the whole Russian World for as long as the wound cannot start healing. This also diverts much energy and resources to deal with the difficult situation next door.
No matter what Trump says, the idea of controlling Russia through Ukraine’s wound is much too attractive to just let it go. Therefore, I am rather skeptical about Trump moving much in the right direction voluntarily.
But – AND THAT’S IMPORTANT – what will ultimately force the West as a whole to loosen its grip on Ukraine are the actions of Russia, as well as people like you and me, Nemo: those who speak the truth and enlighten others as to the real state of affairs.
Another reason that Maidan 3.0 or any variation thereof, including the ousting of Poroshenko without elections, won’t happen is because the West already recognized the 2014 illegal coup, legitimizing illegal elections held by the junta, which installed Poroshenko. Another coup and another installed ‘president’ will completely delegitimize the entire Euro-Maidan and the whole junta structure they’ve built.
As a side note: Some are pushing for early Rada and presidential elections – and this could allow for a different outcome. Early elections for the West may be another way to re-structure and re-legitimize the junta under a different guise, with different faces, such as Yulia Timoshenko. That’s where Russia may come in and prevent this scenario, because all it will do is prolong the agony of Ukraine. Neither Russia nor DLPR benefit at all from changing the face of the junta.
This is precisely why Poroshenko is still being kept in power. Very badly, with huge problems, this slippery SOB still manages to maintain a very delicate equilibrium between all those home-grown crazies. Anyone else, such as Avakov, would not manage.
This is the only thing all Great Powers agree on: no one wants even deeper destabilization of Ukraine; no one wants a full fledged fascist state on their borders with raging civil war all over the country.
That’s why Poroshenko is still convenient for the time being even for Russia – sort of like the best of the worst and a known quantity.
Besides, Poroshenko makes for such a convenient scapegoat. Everyone’s just waiting for the mousetrap to close. Then Poroshenko and his cronies can be tried for their crimes. The trick will be not letting them escape.
You don’t want another face, such as Timoshenko or Avakov, or anyone else. After all, that other person could claim she/he had nothing to do with the war crimes, or that they were following orders. Meanwhile Poroshenko would have time to conveniently escape, having received asylum in London, US or Canada.
This has to be played cool and lots of negotiations will take place between Putin / Lavrov /Shoigu (whose special brand of diplomacy in Syria has proven very effective) and their Western counterparts.
Also, Russia is awaiting the European elections and subsequent Shift this year and next. But that’s a big and separate topic.
PREDICTION: There is no turning back after 2018. That will be a pivotal year, along with 2019.
The takeover of nuclear stations. Frankly, I don’t think ukro-nazi battalions have the guts, nor smarts, to accomplish that. Remember what I said in previous article Energy catastrophe and shut-down of Ukraine? They are mostly imbecile delinquents with an IQ below 100. They can only do what they are doing because the West has financed, armed and encouraged them.
That’s assuming they actually are acting of their own will, which they are not, as I also pointed out in the article. These ‘Ukraine patriots’ don’t make a move without being paid. Whoever pays, orders the music, as we say.
Avakov is not his own man either. He is Kolomoysky’s agent. Kolomoysky has all his billions in the West, which he salvaged by robbing and practically bankrupting Ukraine’s banking system. Everyone is well aware that he stole from the state, and – oh crime of crimes! – he also stole $10 billion of IMF loan money allocated to Ukraine. However, it wasn’t just his bounty: this money was divided between him, Poroshenko, Yatsenyuk, Groysman, Avakov and a few others.
Although everyone appears to know this both in Ukraine and abroad, no one’s going after Kolomoysky’s money. Why? Because he made a trade with UK/US: his money for his country. Whatever Kolomoysky does is all done to preserve his money. Basically, like Berezovsky in his day, Kolomoysky is a typical agent of the West.
Yulia Timoshenko is trying to sell herself to the highest bidder; she’s now pursuing Trump to convince him to install her instead of Poroshenko. Nalivaichenko is CIA asset; oligarch Pinchuk was the largest private foreign donor to Hillary campaign, and now he is kissing up to Trump; Klichko is Merkel’s protegé, and so on.
I did discuss many of these personas and who controls them in ESR2 and ESR3.
Therefore, combined with Russia’s international efforts, and the fact that EU is mortified to have another Chernobyl, a new nuclear catastrophe in Ukraine will be avoided. Russia also still retains some deep-cover assets in Ukraine, who can prevent the nuclear worst case scenario to save lives. Besides, if ukro-nazis did dare take over nuclear stations, that would be the end of them, as enough people would finally rise against them. This is why Western masters won’t allow it to happen.
I am a lot more concerned that this wound will continue festering another 2 years as the West does everything to sabotage the Ukraine crisis resolution. I feel very sorry for the people of Novorossia (DLPR, Odessa, Kharkov, Dnepropetrovsk, Zaporozhie, Nikolaev, Kherson, not to mention the occupied parts of Donbass), who have to continue suffering.
But here is a bit of very good news: Russia recognized DPR/LPR passports. This is a great first step towards a major shift in all of Ukraine.
The next step must become introducing visa regime for Ukraine. This will squeeze out millions of Western and Central Ukraine guest workers, who will go back to Kiev and put pressure on the regime. Once this is done, the situation in Ukraine will begin changing quickly. This could happen later this year.
The problem is, as always, the pressure on Russia by the West. Overall, it’ll be moving towards resolution, albeit gradually.
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Ukraine has ‘celebrated’ its 3rd anniversary of the Kiev Maidan. Many were predicting and expecting Maidan 3.0 and the ousting of Poroshenko. And then Maidan 3.0 went puff.
Meanwhile, a week ago Ukraine radicals from ukro-nazi battalions and various fascist organizations blockaded the rail and auto roads between Donetsk-Lugansk People’s Republics and Ukraine. Their idea – very logical from the standpoint of the Maidan – is this: why does Ukraine continue buying coal from ‘separatists’ with whom Ukraine government says it is at war?
Of course, the violent ukro-nazis, most of whom are high school drop-outs and jailbirds, have no idea about logistics, economy and systemic thinking. Trouble is, the infrastructure of Ukraine was built during Soviet times as one whole system, where various parts support each other. If the high quality and plentiful coal stops arriving from Donbass, then dozens of metallurgical, machine-building and chemical plants elsewhere will shut down.
What will also shut down are the thermal energy plants running on coal, and there are lots of those in Ukraine due to the cheap and high quality coal supplied by Donbass. What will happen when power stations shut down in the middle of winter? What will happen to Ukrainian citizens, who are already hardly surviving, each winter being harder and harder?
Last year Ukraine tried to buy coal from S. Africa. With great pomp a shipload of coal was unloaded in Odessa, just to be found later that this particular – much more expensive – coal doesn’t burn well in power plants designed specifically for Donbass coal.
As of today, several important metallurgical and chemical plants had to shut down in E. Ukraine. Dozens of other plants are about to close down due to the lack of coal.
This means tens of thousands are about to lose their jobs.
Meanwhile, an emergency electric power economy regime has been announced in the country. Authorities warn that most towns and cities are down to 1 week or less in supplies of coal. Domino effect electricity shut-offs in Kiev and other major cities are being announced.
Multiply this by the following facts:
Ukraine’s other important sources of electricity, its aging nuclear power stations, are in bad condition, not being maintained properly. They are also being overloaded and worked beyond capacity to pick up the slack from the dying coal power plants. We all know what may happen in such cases: Chernobyl.
The now deceased head of Europe’s largest Zaporozhie Nuclear Power Plant was a whistleblower, who tried to deliver the truth about the sorry state of Ukraine’s nuclear energy. He also blew the whistle on the fact that Ukraine has been trying to replace compatible Russian parts and nuclear fuel, for which the Ukrainian nuclear plants were built, with the incompatible American parts and fuel. He warned of the potential catastrophe, which would make Chernobyl look like a child’s toy. Last year he suddenly died, supposedly due to health reasons…
The blockade of Donbass rail and auto roads is conducted by only a few dozen militants from the right sector and ukro-nazi battalions. But despite such measly numbers, there appears to be no force in the country, or beyond, that can control them or make them go away. The law in Ukraine died on the day the Kiev Maidan began.
Ukraine president Poroshenko has been ‘pleading’ with ukro-nazis to stop the blockade. Drunk on power and self-importance, they refused.
Here’s the problem. Since 2014 Poroshenko and Kiev junta have adamantly maintained that in Donbass they are fighting ‘against the entire might of the Russian Army.’ In reality, of course, Poroshenko and Kiev junta have been attacking the people of Donbass who have rejected the Russophobic ukro-nazi ideology, and who simply wanted to be left alone to live on their land, honoring their true history and speaking Russian language.
Suddenly, the same Kiev junta and same Poroshenko who keep demanding money from the EU and US, based on their assertion that Ukraine continues successfully deflecting the ‘brutal aggression of the entire Russian Army’ in Donbass, are unable to do anything with a few dozen ukro-nazi bullies, who are about to send what’s left of Ukraine into a stone age? Sound plausible?
Moreover, in the past day or two Poroshenko’s junta has violently dispersed in Kiev the beginnings of Maidan 3.0. They are capable of dispersing thousands in Kiev, yet the whole Ukrainian police, special forces and army, which they don’t mind using against civilians in Donbass, cannot reign in on a few dozen ukro-nazi railroad blockaders?
Note this interesting detail! While all this has been happening in Ukraine, Poroshenko tried just in case to escape to the USA, but he was told that he wasn’t invited yet. Still, as of today, Poroshenko is missing from Kiev and from the country – location unknown. Same goes for Kolomoysky, Avakov and other junta bosses. Faced with the possibility of Maidan 3.0 they prefer to spend time in the security of some obscure ‘offshore haven.’
Make no mistake, they’ll be back as soon as the storm wears out. And why would the storm wear out? Why the new Maidan isn’t possible? Why was it successful in 2014 to install Poroshenko and the junta, yet, why is it not working against Poroshenko?
Because the 2014 Maidan was wholeheartedly supported and financed by the West. The 2017 3.0 anti-Poroshenko Maidan is not supported by the West.
All of the world’s color revolutions, the majority of mayhem, and practically all ugly international wars have been perpetrated by the West. The West doesn’t invest in one = it doesn’t happen. Such is the simple math of the bitter truth.
Everyone knows Poroshenko is missing from the country, yet – NOTICE THIS IMPORTANT DETAIL! – no one’s trying to unseat him. During the 2014 Maidan the West claimed that ‘Yanukovich left Kiev,’ therefore he forfeit his presidency, and consequently, US and EU were right to support the temporary Kiev junta government appointed personally by US State Dept’s Victoria Nuland.
So, should we assume there is no force in the country capable of dealing with a few dozen ‘idealistic’ ukro-nazis, blockading and blowing up railroads? It’s a lot more logical that they have been simply paid off. And make no mistake: no Euro-Maidan or revolution happens in Ukraine without protesters being handsomely paid.
Who pays them off to blockade Donbass coal:
1. Poroshenko himself – to topple rival oligarchs, such as in this case Renat Akhmetov, once ‘the richest man in Ukraine’ according to Forbes, and now virtually bankrupt. It is Akhmetov’s plants located in Eastern Ukraine that are being hit by shut-downs.
2. Kolomoysky, and hiding behind his back until the right moment, Yulia Timoshenko.
3. Foreign parties – we know who they are – who want to continue destroying Ukraine. This is a well-known strategy: they know that they will eventually have to give up Ukraine, therefore, they want to destroy it as much as possible so that Russia would have to spend as many resources as possible to eventually rebuild it.
Incidentally, the same strange inability to reign in on terrorists and criminals is observed all over Ukraine: the most famous example is the continuing blockade of Crimea by the fascist Crimean Tartar Mejlis in Kherson Oblast. The illegal Crimean Tartar battalion Asker and associated ukro-nazis have been raping, robbing, taking away land/businesses and killing local citizens, while Kiev authorities give them cover. This has been proven recently when a Ukraine army major tried to confiscate illegal arms from Isliamov’s Asker battalion in Kherson oblast. Isliamov is a wanted terrorist in Russia, who organized the blowing up of electric power lines to Crimea, leaving 2.5 million people without power in the winter. The Ukrainian major who tried to do his job was fired from his post; all illegal arms were returned to Isliamov’s Crimean Tartar battalion.
Last year a few dozen ukro-nazis blockaded roads in western Ukraine, extensively used for shipping between Russia and EU. Neither Ukraine nor EU would reign into them either, despite the fact that EU companies were suffering losses. The problem was solved only via redirecting all shipping traffic away from Ukraine. In the process, Ukraine suffered millions of dollars in annual loss of transit revenue.
The logic of these ukro-nazis and ‘Ukraine patriots’ is brilliant: who cares that my country is going down the drain, as long as I get handsomely paid for inflicting damage on others and as long as I harm Russia, destroy or sabotage as much as I can.
It is these destructive elements that the West bred, financed and supported in Ukraine for the past 25+ years, just so that they would help undermine Russia.
And another observation: much of the population of Ukraine has been crushed and scared to death after the Kiev Maidan armed thugs gained control of the country in the past 3 years. But the majority have been simply brainwashed. They turned out to be surprisingly easy to brainwash. In front of their very eyes their country is being raped and slowly killed by hordes of invaders: 1. ukro-nazis from Western Ukraine; 2. oligarchs, most of whom aren’t ethnically Ukrainians or Russians; 3. by the West. Meanwhile, the population at large isn’t protesting, watching how their country’s life is being slowly snuffed out by the forces of darkness.
Not all are overtly violent who are in agreement with Maidan and the junta. Some simply live in their own la la land. Take for example Ukrainian singer Ruslana, whose claim to fame is that she once won Eurovision contest – I believe, thanks to Russia giving her the top score of 12 points. Ruslana is now a rabidly Russophobic Ukraine ‘patriot.’ She is sort of ‘Madonna’ of Ukraine. Recently this semi-crazy diva went on TV, promoting alternative energy. It went like this: “We have to free ourselves from dependence on Russian (or Donbass) energy or gas. For example, I use my own windmill factory to generate all the power I need. It’s so easy – just build them on your property and you have free energy!”
All fine and good, but the cost of windmills on ‘Ruslana’s property’ turned out to be upward of $400,000. Average Ukrainian’s salary is $125 a month.
Mass protests took place all over South and East of Ukraine in 2014-2016. These protests were brutally and bloodily suppressed. So far, only the people of Crimea and parts of Donbass found enough courage and stamina to effectively counter the aggression and occupation by west-Ukraine ukro-nazis and foreign forces.
Some of Lada Ray 2014 predictions on Ukraine were:
- Only Russia – the sister nation – can control the dark element in Ukraine; and only Russia can rebuild Ukraine and help it prosper again.
- The West will drop Ukraine like a squeezed-out lemon when it realizes it cannot control the monster they created.
- Ukraine will turn back to Russia and away from the West by the end of 2018.
- But before that happens, Ukraine economy will be completely destroyed.
- People of Ukraine need to learn their lesson. They need to find inner courage and common sense to save themselves. At the very minimum they need to find enough energy to help Russia save them. So far they haven’t.
- I have voiced the next two predictions before, but I want to re-formulate them even more clearly for the future: Ukraine’s salvation from the abyss in which it’s falling is directly tied with two factors: the shift within, and the weakening of the USA and EU – the two entities that have been behind those who are sucking it dry.
- Simple as that: in the next decades US and EU will have to deal full-force with the bad karma they generated in abundance by destroying Ukraine and many other countries. US and EU should prepare to reap what they’ve sown.
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On December 18-19 I sent to many of you the email in which I wrote:
LADA RAY’S MINI-PROGNOSIS FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON 2016-2017 & BEYOND
This promises to be an unusually tumultuous and uncertain Holiday Season. In the US the accusations and attempts to overturn the election results will continue. In the following 2017 and 2018 the divisions and fights of global elites and within various countries promise to escalate, becoming more complex and confusing. Please hold on to your chair as the ongoing GREAT EARTH SHIFT gains its momentum during the rest of this decade.
These are the times when we all need a special infusion of light, peace and higher energy, as well as a reminder of our true mission on this planet.
Not sooner I wrote this that the situation on various fronts of this complex global 4D hybrid war began branching out with new and more bizarre twists. ‘Hold on to your chair’ is exactly the right term to use. It is with great sorrow (and not intending any puns whatsoever), I can say that it will be very rocky.
The assassination of the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, followed by a surreal incident in Siberia, where over 70 people died of fake alcohol poisoning. And now, the Tu-154 Black Sea catastrophe, where there are only questions – and seemingly, no answers. As I promised, I will have a separate analytical piece on the Tu-154.
After that, I would like to spend the New Year’s with something joyful and positive, despite all the disturbing events happening in the world at this time. We all need a break from all this madness. Unfortunately, those who plan these ugly and destructive events do not rest. They know that people are more relaxed during holidays and they try to strike at the time when everyone’s not paying attention and when, therefore, we are more vulnerable.
So, my advice to you during this holiday season: be alert and pay attention. If you need to travel somewhere, do so carefully! Stay safe and stay warm!
I’ll be taking a couple of days off for the New Year’s. But I’ll be online and I’ll try to post something positive. I hope nothing truly crazy happens during the next week or so and we can celebrate in peace. I hope you join me for the virtual celebration here on FT and Lada Ray YT channel. I plan to post some of my favorite Russian holiday films and songs.
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There is an avalanche of Ukraine developments as well. Many, many interesting and explosive developments. The situation, per above mini-forecast, is becoming more and more confusing. But for those who understand the logic of the events, it is going exactly as I predicted in 2014. The end of the junta is nearing, the people are awakening and US is preparing to drop Ukraine. Trump is already positioning himself to make it happen in 2017. Savchenko is in the news again. There are so many Ukraine news and events that I’ll have a separate, big piece on that. Expect it around Jan. 1 or 2.
I plan lots of things for January-February and for the entire 2017. Please stay tuned!
(aka, ROCKET NEWS, aka, fast news)
Now to the latest world events, in no particular order:
Russian sappers sweep Aleppo for mines, discovering shells made in US, Germany
My intel: last ditch effort by Obama admin and Congress to spoil relations with Russia. US tries to adopt new anti-Russian sanctions, Russia promises to respond in like, should that happen. As predicted: Obama acts like a brat that he is, but it goes much deeper than that. He and his handlers go out of their way to make future Trump administration’s life as hard as possible.
Losing the war and showing their true colors, US/EU supported ‘moderate opposition’ poisoned Damascus water supply.
And this is something positive from Syria. The Russian song flash mob has taken over the world and it shows no signs of abating. It travels from Russia and Ukraine, to Moldova, Finland, Spain, Portugal, Egypt, Greece, Switzerland, Germany and Canada. As part of the Russian World song global flashmob, Damascans are singing Katyusha. Damascus, Syria. Дамаск! СИРИЯ ПОЁТ ПО ПОЛНОЙ!!! – песенный флешмоб (24.12.2016) الروسية الغناء في دمشق.
Obama/USA’s many failures in the Middle East and beyond
Erdogan: ‘Confirmed evidence’ US-led coalition supports ISIL & other terrorists in Syria.
This accusation comes shortly after FMs of Russia, Iran and Turkey met and agreed to join forces to fight terrorism. This alliance, absolutely impossible to imagine just a few short months ago due to rivalry and animosity between Iran and Turkey, sent a clear signal that the previously indispensable US and EU have been given a cold shoulder and sidetracked in the Middle East.
But that’s not all.
ISRAEL REBELLION – recall that I predicted this in ESR6!
Israel claims it has clear proof Obama pushed UN settlement vote. Netanyahu accuses US in ‘betraying Israel’ and promises to bring this up with Trump’s administration. Israelis have been generally complaining about US abandoning them in the past 5 years.
I know Israel in itself and the true nature of Israel-US relations are confusing to many. There are lots of hoaxes floating around on that. But hang on to your chair. It’s about to get even more confusing and interesting. Trump will likely try to get relations with Israel back on track. But one can’t step twice into the same river. We are entering very different times.
US media acting as a mouthpiece for Al-Qaeda (Hard to believe – not! After all, it is the terrorist organization they once created against Russia.)
In closing: Obama has said something to the effect that if he ran against Trump, he would have won. Trump tweeted back something like ‘in your dreams.’ Well, I couldn’t agree more.
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IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!
I thought this would be a great time to summarize some news coming in from Ukraine and from other places.
The events in Ukraine are beginning to heat up and manifest in an accelerated fashion. The Kiev junta and oligarchs are getting nervous and the people are beginning to awaken. At the same time, the ukro-nazi element is also activating. My prediction about Ukraine turning around between 2016 and 2018 is beginning to materialize, but unfortunately, with a lot of hardship for the population. The problem is, also per my prediction, that the population has to go through this hardship and the economy has to get destroyed, in order for the people to awaken and start acting.
The events are developing very swiftly: yesterday ex-president Viktor Yanukovich testified in the trial against the Berkut police. Berkut is accused of killing a number of activists during the Kiev Maidan. Kiev tried very hard to prevent this testimonial and the hearing was sabotaged by Ukraine’s ministry of interior and ukro-nazi thugs. But it did happen, with some scandalous revelations. Yanukovich promises more to come.
More high-level Ukraine operatives, preparing to blow up military targets, were arrested in Crimea. To date, Russian FSB neutralized a huge network of spies and terrorists, however, the work continues.
Not being able to cause real damage in Crimea and to somehow get back at Russia, Kiev kidnapped two Russian servicemen of Ukrainian origin from Crimea. The story is a bit like a thriller and I’ll talk about it as well.
After all the failures, no doubt in an attempt to save face and show how tough they are, in the beginning of December, Kiev threatens to do missile launches near Crimea and breaching the Russian airspace, which are bound to generate a danger for the civilian aircraft and tourism. MH17 comes to mind, as well as the 2001 catastrophe when Ukraine training missile shot down Russian civilian plane flying from Israel, killing all passengers on board. Kiev never issued a clear admission of its responsibility. Most recently, Kiev threatened civilian aircraft from Belarus with being shot down (I’ll talk about all this in the upcoming video).
Russian government sent a warning to Kiev against conducting such drills near Crimea. Will Kiev listen? The unfortunate truth is that madmen and corrupt and inadequate imbeciles have usurped power in Ukraine. The only thing that makes them listen to anything is when they are personally, or their assets, are endangered.
Yet again, EU said NO to visa free regime with Ukraine – something Poroshenko promised his compatriots before the end of November.
Eurovision is threatening to take away Eurovision 2017 hosting from Ukraine, since Kiev is behind schedule for preparations. The admission was made that there is simply no money for such an expensive event.
A very difficult winter is coming, and protests in Kiev are underway. Not all are awakened yet, but little by little people are losing their fear of the regime.
There is much more news from Ukraine, Moldova and Pridnestrovie. I plan to release some videos, covering the most important events and discussing how my earlier predictions are coming along.
Also, good news from Syria: 40% of East Aleppo has been liberated by Syrian Army with Russian help.
The situation in the US post-Trump-election continues being tense and confused, with parties blaming each other of falsifications and Stein/Bernie demanding recount. Some predict the electoral college delegates revolt on Dec. 17. I plan a very important video update on that. I have new and updated predictions, which I want to share with you all. Please stay tuned!
Some of you may have read my Ukraine-related Earth Shift Reports. If you have, you may be interested in revising them. If you haven’t, but if you are interested in that part of the world and its influence on all of our future, I recommend you check out the following ESRs:
EARTH SHIFT REPORT 6: Ukraine – NEW KHAZARIAN KHAGANATE? Chabad, American Zionism & the NWO Agenda
These reports were written between February 2014 and March 2016. The predictions and revelations contained in them are as relevant today. The events of 2017 and 2018 will bring what I wrote in those reports into sharp focus!
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Vladimir Putin took questions at the Crimea Russian Popular Front’s Action Forum (Rus: ОНФ). This new Putin’s mini-replica about those who organized the energy blockade of Crimea is going viral.
Translation: ‘As to the water blockade of Crimea, or the recent energy sabotage of Crimea, you know, it’s a borderline crime against humanity when such large region with 2.6 million population gets disconnected from electric power entirely during winter. Yet, no human rights organizations had shown up to protest this crime. Probably swallowed their tongues. Not a word anywhere. In reality, it’s a serious crime. What about hospitals, children and the elderly? Yet they are all silent, as if it’s a normal thing.
I personally admired how Crimeans took such hardship: I was impressed with their courage, organized response and determination.
As to those who did it, it was just dumb. What were they thinking, that we’ll all drop to our knees and plead for mercy? Just amazing – unbelievable idiots.’
Lada Ray notes:
Both water blockade and energy blockade of Crimea were organized by Ukraine’s Kiev junta in 2014 and 2015.
As a result Russia built the Energy Bridge to Crimea via the Kerch Strait (4 multi-purpose power/cable/phone lines through the bottom of Black Sea) in record time. Crimean peninsula is now completely independent of Ukraine’s powerlines, which, incidentally, were all built by the USSR.
The Crimean Bridge (Krimskiy Most) is auto/rail bridge to Crimea through the Kerch Strait, which is also being built. Dubbed the Construction of the Century, it is expected to start working in 2017.
Having done everything to sever all relations with Russia, at this time Ukraine is risking a very freezing winter. Now Ukraine doesn’t produce enough electricity to even satisfy its fast shrinking, because of falling economy, needs. Meanwhile, Ukraine’s demonstrative refusal to buy Russian gas in favor of buying the so-called ‘reverse gas’ from Poland and Slovakia alarmed the “European partners.” The reverse gas is still Russian gas that supposedly first went through Ukraine’s gas pipe to Slovakia/Poland, and then supposedly returned back to Ukraine. Of course, in reality no such thing occurs. Ukraine just takes that gas as it passes through its territory.
EU is worried that come winter Ukraine will be stealing European transit gas. The result is that suddenly, very quietly, EU authorized Gazprom to fill to full capacity the Opal Pipeline extension from Nord Stream – something that seemed impossible just recently due to sanctions and fierce lobbying by US and Brussels.
This will effectively reduce gas volumes going through Ukraine. When Turkish Stream is built, Ukraine’s pipe will become obsolete.
I’ll have a separate piece on all these developments and why it’s important. Stay tuned.
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Dear readers, you all know that my mission is to illuminate and reveal the truth, as well as to restore balance in our severely confused and imbalanced world. Sometimes we have good intentions, but our enthusiasm (and our stereotypes, based on our often limited experience and understanding of the situation) may show it to us in a distorted mirror.
For example, as the post below will demonstrate, the situation with police isn’t necessarily the same, or could even be drastically different, in Ukraine as opposed to the USA.
I have received this email from one of my supporters. I’ll keep it anonymous, however, I am sure he will approve of me publishing his nameless comment because I know he is after the real, honest truth as much as I am.
‘Thought this was astoundingly brilliant for these Ukrainian ladies to use mirrors like this. I felt you’d like to see this.
Images (click on link above for more):
Now, let me begin by saying that there is a falsehood I detect in these images from the get-go. I think those who published this article either don’t know the background or seek to manipulate it for their own agenda, either knowingly or unknowingly.
Here’s why: they didn’t tell the truth about the origin of these images, and for a good reason, because, as I suspect, they may have been taken during violent attack on the Russian embassy during yesterday’s elections. This is illegal by international law and in a normal world it would have caused severe condemnation of Ukraine by the international community. But in our warped world, it is somehow lauded as a ‘protest’ in the West, both by MSM and – it turns out – by alternative media.
They don’t say which protest exactly these images are from. But since the last such event were attacks on the Russian embassy in Kiev and on the Russian consulate in Odessa, it’s very possible at least some of these are from yesterday, Sunday, September 18, 2016 violent protest by Svoboda party ukro-fascists at the Russian embassy in Kiev. Even if they are not: I have seen yesterday’s videos in which similar grannies and grandpas spat at police and yelled at them: ‘I hate you, you sold out for Poroshenko’s chocolates.’ Note that this is being yelled at police because they are protecting Russian embassy from destruction and voters from being beaten up.
Kiev junta and ukro-nazis of all kinds, including Kiev Rada deputies, did everything yesterday to prevent Russian citizens residing in Ukraine from voting in Russian elections. They wouldn’t let them through, tried to damage the embassy and beat people up. Most voters were too afraid to come near the embassy.
It has to be noted that threats against voters and failure of a host country to protect the embassy and foreign voters during election in any country is considered international crime. We live in a very international world and most countries have expats. There are 80,000 Russian citizens in Ukraine. How they came to be is another story and I’ll explain that in the upcoming ESR on Russian Elections 2016.
Kiev first attempted to ban Russian elections on Ukrainian territory and announced that no protection would be granted. After pressure by EU and Russia, Kiev reluctantly dispatched police for Russian embassy’s protection. These policemen, who just stood there, whose job it was to protect voters and embassy of a foreign state, were subjected to extreme insults by ‘protesters.’ Even more grave insults were hurled at Russia, including calls to ‘destroy Russia and kill all Russians’ and statements that ‘there is no such thing as Russia.’
I have to say that police did a half hearted job in Kiev, and one of the reasons was because grannies and burly thugs alike attacked and shamed them.
Just like with 2014 Kiev coup, grannies were there for the MSM pictures, as a PR stunt. The real dirty work was done by burly militants.
I am preparing a full Earth Shift Report about Russian Elections 2016, which I’ll publish around this Wednesday. In the report, you’ll be able to see videos and pics of the crazy mayhem that went on in Ukraine yesterday, as opposed to how civilized the vote was all over Russia and all over the world.
Sorry to tell you: these poor confused grannies are just convenient dupes for the Western propaganda. They are the ones who facilitated, and continue doing so, fascism in Ukraine.
The video included in the above-linked article, which incidentally has already been deleted, reads in Ukrainian: ‘Defenders of Berkut, watch this video and shut up forever.’ Based on the ‘brilliant’ and ‘highly sophisticated’ language I can tell you that the video comes from either ‘right sector’ or Svoboda ukro-nazis.
Berkut was the special police called in to calm down the 2014 Kiev Maidan. Berkut was given order by then president Yanukovich to just stand there and not respond, while being beaten up and set on fire by West-trained, pumped up with heavy drugs ukro-nazi thugs.
Back then these kinds of grannies were at the Maidan as well. They protested in 2014 because their pensions were meager and because they were duped by the EU and their oligarch-controlled MSM into believing in the EU fairytale. They were told: the moment they join the EU their pensions will be on par with European and they will all be given free BMWs and villas on the Mediterranean. If you think I am joking – nope, I’m dead serious. This was Ukraine propaganda in 2012-2014.
Now, after the 2014 ukro-nazi coup, with Kiev junta and Poroshenko/US occupational forces in power, grivna has gone through the floor, country is teetering on the verge of default, pensions and salaries are a tiny fraction of what they were in 2013 under dreaded Yanukovich. These poor grannies simply can’t survive after electricity/heating rates shot up by 25 times in some places, and the cost of food and medicine has gone through the roof. Meanwhile, the Kiev propaganda blames for this disaster not their own failures, but – who else! The convenient villain catch-all, Russia and Putin.
These grannies are like the Luddites, who destroyed machines at factories during UK industrialization because they were unhappy with their lives and confused as to who to blame for their exploitation. These frustrated grannies should be protesting and dealing with the oligarchs in power, plus foreign occupation of the country by the US/Canada/West. They should be protesting those who get rich off the bloody civil war and bombing of civilians in Donbass.
They should be throwing out of their cushy offices those who caused a breakup with Russia, resulting in a systemic destruction of Ukraine’s economy and loss of sorely needed 15bln in profits from Russian trade. They should be demanding their sold-out puppet government to be replaced with those who genuinely love Ukraine and who would work on restoring good relations and economic ties with Russia – the only country that can help Ukraine get up from its knees.
But they don’t see their own image in the mirror. They are incapable of seeing the truth without distortions. To them, someone else has to be blamed for their lost hope to ‘join EU and live like Europeans.’ For their brains, completely zombified by Kiev propaganda and feeling the humiliation from Crimea and Donbass leaving Ukraine, Russia is the arch-enemy.
So is the police – another easy arch-enemy at whom to lash out. The reason for that is this: they are afraid to attack Poroshenko and his cronies, who are too well protected. If they tried, they’d be shot at or hauled off to jail for life. But simple policemen are just cannon fodder. These ‘protesters’ know that unlike in the USA, Ukraine police was ordered not to respond and treat them all with kid gloves. They know they can insult their police safely and with abandon.
(Note, I am emphatically NOT on the side of Ukraine police – I do think they are sold out and inadequate. But even more so, I am for truth, fairness, reason and balance).
What the author of that article has done (here is the LINK again) is legitimize and promote ukro-fascists, Kiev junta and USA’s takeover of Ukraine. Congratulations, you’ve arrived!
My dear Western friends, if you really mean well and want meaningful change in our big common world, then at least talk about what you know! Don’t talk or show things you have no idea about!
Protests are a good thing. There is a glaring problem with police brutality in the USA and I can see how protests in America are necessary.
However, in the EU for example, police is quite meek, almost too polite and politically correct, rendering it ineffective. In the EU the opposite is true: people wish the police would do more to make them feel protected and secure.
At the same time, in Russia the complete overhaul and sweeping police reform, following prior corruption scandals and population’s discontent, caused a very serious turnaround in police work and oversight. Russia now again has one of the most well-balanced and well-trained police forces in the world.
Meanwhile, Ukraine police is in a disastrous shape: in addition to being extremely corrupt, it is simultaneously inept, demoralized, humiliated and emasculated. Without effective police force, crime, killings, attacks and lawlessness reign supreme in Ukraine, to which police are usually indifferent.
There you have it: one size doesn’t fit all. Moreover, it is strongly suggested one knows the subject before talking about it.
I have published this article to help you, my friends, orient yourself in the confusing sea of conflicting information. My only goal is to illuminate the truth and to educate. I hope the author of this comment, and my readers, understand my motivation!
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Head of Lugansk People’s Republic (LNR) Igor Plotnitsky’s has been hospitalized with multiple wounds after an assassination attempt. A powerful explosion took place next to his car at the intersection of Karpinsky and Vatutin streets. Several witnesses also received injuries.
Глава Луганской народной республики Игорь Плотницкий был госпитализирован с ранениями после попытки покушения. Мощный взрыв произошел рядом с его автомобилем на пересечении улиц Карпинского и Ватутина. Ранения получили также несколько очевидцев.
More detailed footage here:
Plotnitsky’s pics here:
Interview with Head of Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) Zakharchenko LINK. He says he just visited Plotnitsky in the hospital and that wounds aren’t life threatening: ‘Plotnitsky is tough, like all Donbass people, he’ll make it.’ Zakharchenko said that their intel showed for a while that attempts on both of their lives were being prepared by Kiev. He added that there won’t be Minsk 3 and that this is the end of negotiations.
LNR security services spokeswoman: a Kiev terrorist group is suspect in the plot to assassinate Plotnitsky – LINK.
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May Holidays and the dangerous spring 2016
This is a cold and dangerous spring of 2016. At least in Ukraine it is. So much is going on that I’ve decided to publish this new UKRAINE report in two parts.
Part 1 addresses a number of crucial new events and important threats facing Ukraine. These are:
1 The shocking Elenovka tragedy – a clear proof of Kiev breaking Minsk-2 peace agreement.
2 Polish and Ukrainian war against Russian monuments and their own history.
3. Chernobyl-2 in the making: persistent dire warnings of possible new nuclear disaster in Ukraine!
Also in this report:
4. The whole truth about Hitler and Nazi Germany.
5. What does Russia really want in Ukraine?
6. How Putin and Lavrov, through peaceful means and reason, outplayed Merkel and Hollande and why Poroshenko won’t be able to attack DNR and LNR.
7. A concise Lada Ray guide to Ukraine’s parts (See additional maps and complete explanation in ESR6: NEW KHAZARIAN KHAGANATE.)
8. Why the pristine Kherson Oblast I once knew is being turned into a disaster zone, being invaded by ISIS militants and the ‘right sector.’ More in the future Earth Shift Report: CRIMEAN AGENDA.
9. Worrying news from Odessa! City’s bracing for possible civil war on May 2 and May 9. The world’s eyes are on Odessa! Part 2 of this report, SPRING 2016 ODESSA REPORT, will put in perspective the dangerous events expected there.
10. Plus, a pre-announcement: upcoming surprise Earth Shift Report re. big changes in EU!
We are approaching May Holidays (RUS: Maiskie prazdniki)
What is that? Maiskie prazdniki is the cumulative name for two holidays: May Day on May 1, which is celebrated as both the day of spring and nature and as the international day of worker solidarity, and May 9, or Victory Day, marking the end of WWII and the Russian victory. Both are very widely celebrated in the entire Russian World / post-Soviet space.
During this period the provocations and clashes in Ukraine are widely expected. Also expected are provocations in other post-Soviet and Eastern Europe countries.
Poland’s war against monuments to Soviet soldiers, those who died liberating Poland from fascism
Polish government is descending more and more into fascism. It has announced the dismantling of something like 500 monuments to Russian soldiers, who liberated Poland during WWII. Hundreds of thousands of Russian and other Soviet soldiers who gave their lives for Poland, had been buried on Polish land. In the past several years vandals desecrated many Russian burial sites and Polish authorities dismantled many Russian monuments. In fact, those local mayors who resist dismantling monuments experience threats from the government and Polish nationalists.
It has to be noted that some simple Poles have been writing to the Russian Foreign Ministry with apologies for the actions of the Polish vandals destroying the Russian soldiers’ graves all over the country and the Polish government destroying monuments. Some try to restore and protect them. I’ll refrain from posting the graphic images here, but you can find them online, or search for videos on YT.
In this post I wasn’t planning on invoking the obvious word: karma. But there will be consequences for such actions. I’m not talking about any ‘Russian vengeance’ here. Not at all. I am talking about divine justice.
Incidentally, I warned about Poland’s descent into madness, isolation and hatred since 2014. Back then, a Polish woman indignantly wrote to me that I had no idea what I was talking about, that Poland would never, blah, blah… And, oh, look: just a couple of years later – as predicted!
Their biggest fear is the United Eurasia: the plan to keep Europe and Russia separate
The campaign of dismantling Russian monuments and other anti-Russian hysteria in Poland is accompanied with the usual BS about ‘Russian occupation.’
This convenient mantra was slapped together by the Transatlantic handlers for their current Eastern Europe vassals back in the 1960s-1980s. At that time it was used to tear as many countries as possible away from the USSR. Today it serves the purpose of artificially keeping the people of Eastern Europe and Russia apart. By stoking a fire wall of animosity between Russia and EU’s Eastern Europe members, the puppet masters are able to keep the Iron Curtain between Western Europe and Russia alive and well.
This is all a part of the same global game of weakening and isolating Russia from the rest of Europe. The creators of this lie are the same as the creators of anti-Russian sanctions and the ‘subversion’ of Ukraine. They will do anything to keep Russia and Europe apart. The thing they fear most is the re-unification of Eurasia into one continuous cooperative and mutually beneficial space – as it historically was and as it’s supposed to be.
In ESR8: BLACK SEA GAMBIT I talk at length about Stratfor Baltic-Black Sea Plan and how Poland is being used to erect a new Iron Curtain between EU and Russia.
Please read ESR8 for a full picture, tying together the worrying events in Poland, Odessa, Pridnestrovie, Moldova, the Balkans and Caucasus. Nothing that happens in those convoluted for the Westerners parts, happens by accident!
The whole truth about Hitler and Nazi Germany
The destruction of Ukraine on all levels continues. A big part of it is the destruction of human memory, re-writing of the genetic code and own history. As Ukraine descends into fascist madness, it is simultaneously ‘decommunizing.’
Hmm… we’ve seen this before in one nice European country, called Germany. The outcome of the German Nazis’ all-consuming thirst for denial and destruction of others is well-known: it caused the near destruction of Germany itself.
It’s amazing to me how short and selective human memory is! I hear everywhere – even heard it a couple of times from my own readers – that Hitler was a good guy and that it was UK and US that made him take the slippery road to destruction. Frankly, I have very little patience with people like that, so I’ll just say it this once.
One: these are the kind of people who think they are independent thinkers because they read this in some obscure book and because they think it’s unconventional to think this way. In reality, they simply regurgitate someone’s hidden agenda.
Two: Yes, it is true that Hitler and Germany were manipulated into starting World War II. Simultaneously, they were pumped up with credits and technology by UK and US. The ultimate goal of this scheme was to unleash Hitler on Russia/USSR in order to destroy the only country that always stood, and continues standing, in the way of Anglo-American globalist expansion and the complete takeover of the world. Along the way, they wanted to destroy another rival – Germany itself.
However, the whole point of being a national leader is to be smart enough to see the pitfalls and traps prepared for you and your country. I am leaving aside Hitler’s hideous national-fascist Nazi ideology, which is partially explainable by Germany’s defeat in WWI. But only just. Again, who was forcing Germany to BEGIN WWI? Yes, they were manipulated by the same forces. But where was the wisdom and common sense?
There, obviously, was none. Incidentally, a German philosopher said: ‘Every country deserves its government.’ Germans ELECTED Hitler and watched indifferently as he prosecuted those who had a different opinion inside the country. The people of Germany also watched and participated(!) as Hitler invaded and looted country after country. Incidentally, the same was true for Japan, which invaded and brutally killed millions of Chinese, Mongols and other Asians.
IF national leadership and the people of Germany allowed themselves to succumb to outside manipulation, if they knowingly benefited from the tragedy and suffering of millions of others, if they CHOSE to purposefully and willingly participate in inflicting terrible destruction on the peaceful people all over the globe – they are responsible and there is nothing that can change that! Hitler and all those who were a part of the German/Japanese/Romanian aggression against other countries are war criminals and their crimes can never be forgotten, unless humans want a repeat of 1914, 1939 and 1941.
Some may say there was no choice. There always is a choice! Some Germans went to concentration camps or were killed because they spoke up. Others became anti-fascists and resistance partisans, or surrendered to Russian troops because they refused to participate in the massacre of Russians, Soviets and Europeans.
Three: I just have one simple number for you – 27 million lives. This is what Hitler’s and Romanian aggression (in Odessa and Moldavia) cost Russia and the entire USSR. Primary losses were in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine. Two members of my family died and more were wounded during the Great War of 1941-1945.
36 million Chinese were massacred by the Japanese aggressors during WWII period.
Incidentally, I have absolutely no problem with German people. Two of my best friends in school were Germans; I love Germany and German culture. Same goes for American, Polish, Japanese, or any other people anywhere on the globe.
It’s not about anyone’s culture or nationality – it’s about world view and civilizational choice. It’s also about one’s conscience.
That said, on this site we have zero tolerance for anyone who promotes Hitler or Nazis/fascists of any sort. Permanent ban will be implemented against anyone who posts such comments. See BLOG RULES on top bar.
What Russia really wants in Ukraine
Ukraine won’t be able to repeat the German fate, no matter how much Kiev ukro-nazis try, because Russia won’t let that happen. If Russia weren’t doing everything to keep Ukraine from descending into ultimate madness and complete self-destruction, if Russia played by the same devious rules as the West, by now we would see the entire territory of Ukraine in the midst of civil war. The loss of life, coupled with the destruction of most infrastructure, would be much more widespread.
As it stands, Ukraine is doing an excellent job of imploding all by itself, even when others try hard to cushion the fall.
I wrote in ESR8: BLACK SEA GAMBIT that the West has no idea how many means of secret influence, intel gathering and sabotage Russia does possess in Odessa. The same exact thing is true for all of Ukraine. The reason Russia isn’t using these means is one and only: Russia is trying to preserve the lives, infrastructure and psyche of Ukrainians.
Russia is doing everything humanly possible to gently neutralize the US plan: turning one part of the Russian people against another part of the Russian people.
The West is using Ukraine as a puppet and a disposable tool to manipulate and weaken Russia.
Meanwhile, Russia’s goal is to keep Ukraine as intact as possible in the midst of self-inflicted destructive psychosis, activated and supported by foreign entities. Feel the crucial difference!
As I predicted back in 2014: Russia continues carefully and patiently remolding the situation in Ukraine, which eventually will lead to Ukraine’s turnaround. To do that, Russia is absolutely correctly treating Ukraine with kid gloves, even when it doesn’t deserve them.
Russia is Ukraine’s only hope for survival. Russia treats Ukraine and Ukrainians with kindness and forgiveness of a mother or father, who, despite the cruelty and bad behavior of a prodigal child, knows that one day that child will learn its lesson and return home. No one else needs or wants Ukraine, with all its problems.
Despite all difficulties, this, only correct, strategy is starting to bear fruit. Look at how different some European countries’ position is today, compared to 2014! Remember my 2014 predictions? More and more people in Ukraine and West will be awakening to the understanding of what’s going on; slowly, gradually, Ukraine will be turning back towards Russia and away from the West.
But the task ahead is truly monumental. After 25+ years of Soros/US/ukro-nazi brainwashing, coupled with oligarchic infestation and socio-economic disaster, some younger Ukrainians had forgotten who they were, succumbing to anti-Russian propaganda. It will be very hard, but possible, to rehabilitate this lost generation.
As it is, Ukraine had lost its way 25 years ago and it must go through this cleansing process. When health has been neglected for so long, the cleansing never looks pretty. There is no way of going forward without getting rid of old problems first.
But on the surface, it seems the opposite to my hopeful forecast is taking place. Today’s situation in Ukraine resembles the expression ‘it’s darkest before the dawn.’
Chernobyl 2: New nuclear disaster in the making!
On the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl tragedy, the loud expert warnings sound that the remaining functioning Ukrainian nuclear stations are a disaster waiting to happen. They have begun replacing the compatible Russian nuclear fuel with American Westinghouse fuel, which proved to be incompatible. This fuel was previously rejected by other Russian-built nuclear stations, for example, in Slovakia and in Ukraine itself.
Kiev’s severing ties with Russia means that stations are not being properly maintained and Russian-made parts are not replaced on time. All four stations are getting old, approaching a point of no return. Using the incompatible Westinghouse parts may lead to a catastrophe.
The biggest worry is the reckless exploitation schedule. Due to power shortages after Ukraine refused to maintain the unified power grid with Russia, operators are forced to constantly speed up reactors to maximum capacity during peak hours. Such experiments led to Chernobyl catastrophe 30 years ago.
The Elenovka tragedy
Two days ago Kiev executed a targeted bombing against peaceful civilians. Six people were killed, including a pregnant woman, and scores wounded, in Elenovka village. These people were sitting in their cars near border control post between DNR and Ukraine, waiting in line to cross to the other side. Some of them were retirees forced to drive to Ukrainian side to get their pensions, others – on their way to visit families or tend to their fields stuck on the other side.
Because Kiev continues shutting down border crossings, more and more have to use the same crossing, resulting in long lines. People sometimes have to spend the night in their cars, waiting for their turn to cross. Just before the shelling, locals reported hearing a Ukrainian drone, and shortly after, the Minsk-agreement banned heavy Ukrainian artillery began shelling cars with sleeping people inside.
Link to video with the aftermath of the Elenovka tragedy. Warning! It’s very graphic!
In my recent post Poroshenko Prepares New War in Donbass? Why US, EU and OSCE are Blind and Deaf? I said:
“If Kiev can’t attack directly, what can Ukraine do? Instead, they are attempting to provoke DNR and LNR. To accomplish that they continuously shell peaceful citizens and villages near frontline. The idea is to anger the republics so much that they lose their cool and begin retaliating, thus breaking Minsk 2 agreement. After that Kiev, US and EU get to blame DNR/LNR and, of course, Russia in violating cease-fire. If that should happen, Kiev and US will immediately demand new sanctions against Russia and attempt to vilify Russia and Putin yet again.
This is why DNR/LNR can’t respond to obvious provocations. The especial cruelty of the situation is in the fact that innocent people and animals suffer under shellings, with no recourse.”
This new provocation falls in line with Kiev tactics of trying to provoke DNR/LNR into retaliating. Poroshenko is desperate. He is being pressured by EU, and now even by US due the election year, to start fulfilling Minsk agreement’s demands. He can’t do that because his own Rada will tear him apart. His only choice is to re-start armed conflict in Donbass to delay Minsk-2 fulfillment. This is why provocations, targeting peaceful civilians, will continue.
My prediction is that the Elenovka tragedy won’t go as planned by Kiev. The plan to provoke DNR into retaliating is needed to distract Ukraine’s public from internal problems, to re-ignite animosity against Russia, to delay the implementation of Minsk 2, to blame the republics for breaking the truce, and to instigate renewed sanctions against Russia in the wake of EU gearing up for their removal. However, all this will backfire.
Instead, the brutal killing of innocents will serve as yet another clear international proof of Kiev breaking the Minsk agreements. This event will put yet another nail in the coffin of the Kiev junta and its support by the West (many more nails still required, but it’s a start). If not, then EU, US, Canada, IMF and NATO will publicly demonstrate to all that they condone the slaughter of innocent civilians. Before some crucial referendums and elections, and in view of recent EU and US criticisms, this won’t look good.
The revolt in the EU has already begun: French parliament votes to lift anti-Russian sanctions imposed by EU. Recently, the people of the Netherlands have voted ‘NO’ in a referendum on Ukraine’s EU association. These are the first harbingers of spring, more to come soon!
Ukraine’s war on monuments – war on its history and genetic memory
Scores and scores of Lenin monuments have been destroyed all over Ukraine. Let’s recall that ‘Ukraine’ as a state-like entity was first created by Lenin as part of the USSR. Before that, there was no country called Ukraine, not even an autonomy.
The destruction of Lenin and other monuments all over Ukraine is accompanied with the wholesale looting and re-sale of parts of these monuments. The video below shows how many such monuments were destroyed and how the enterprising ukro-nazis posted ads all over the internet to sell parts of ‘Illich.’ A whole bust of Lenin, painted in blue-yellow Ukrainian colors, slightly dented: $35,000. Another internet ad about a sale of parts of what used to be a Lenin monument: ‘own a piece of history: made out of rare material, the same used to build the Red Square Mausoleum, price depends on body part.’ Disgusted yet? I am.
If Ukraine’s president, parliament, oligarchs and army can sell the entire country, why can’t these small ‘wheelers-and-dealers’ sell pieces of their history and heritage?
Video (The map of destroyed monuments reads: ’25 monuments to Lenin were destroyed, 5 – attempted to be destroyed.’ By now, I’d say there are many more):
This is the newest one, which happened yesterday: in Kiev, Ukraine, Ukrainian fascists from ‘the right sector and ‘azov’ tried to destroy Soviet monument to Chekisti – RUS: чекисты. The monument is to the first Extraordinary Commission’s servicemen circa Russian Civil War and first years of the USSR (1918-1925). The abbreviation ‘чк’ (pronounced as ‘chekah’) was used to designate the counter-intelligence investigative unit, establish by Lenin in 1918. Later it would be called NKVD and after that, KGB.
Again, let’s remember that without Lenin the entity we today call Ukraine would NOT exist. The territory was slapped together of a number of different areas of South Russia (Yuzhnaya Rossia, aka, Novorossia) and Malorossia (below see my guide to the parts of Ukraine).
VIDEO: ukro-nazis attempting to destroy the granite monument, with hardly a dent.
While not everyone agrees with the methods used by the Chekisti, it is still a part of Russian, Soviet, and therefore Ukrainian, history. Its role was often viewed as controversial, but also necessary, for as long as the country was in the deathly fight for its very survival.
The right thing to do is to accept what happened as part of the country’s history. Only by making peace with the past can one move forward. If you deny your past, your history, you deny yourself. In this regard, Russians are wisely accepting all facets of their past, good and bad. This is why Russia today is where it is, and Ukraine is where it is.
The Chekisti monument was built to last. As you see from this short clip, despite many days of efforts to destroy it, the monument was hardly dented. As one person commented: ‘The Chekisti are just looking down with disdain on these morons.’
The destruction of monuments in Poland and Ukraine are manifestations of the same darkness-induced craze that we are observing in Syria, where ISIS destroys priceless, UNESCO World Heritage sites, such as ancient Palmyra.
Normal people build. The urge to destroy what others have built is a manifestation of an overwhelming darkness experienced by the confused, undereducated and zombified minds, with violent tendencies.
Ukraine is a large country. A small minority of these thugs keeps in fear the majority. But I have to emphasize yet again that none of this would have been possible if these dregs of society were not supported and encouraged by the West! The West, especially and specifically the US, Canada, UK, Germany, Brussels, as well as their stooges in Poland and Lithuania, actively supported and nudged these crazies.
During Kiev maidan, Victoria Nuland and US ambassador Payet personally blackmailed Ukraine president Yanukovich and PM Azarov, threatening them with forced removal from power and personal harm, if the government tried to resist maidan violence and restore order. Similar pressure was put by the EU governments and politicians.
Under any normal circumstances and in any normal society such people would have been in jail, which would deter others. Instead, they were touted as heroes. The all-permissiveness always breads more violence.
The biggest criminals are those from the West who came to Ukraine with the expressed goal to generate violence, hatred and death.
Due to severe imbalance, which the world has experienced in the past 25 years since the collapse of the USSR, the weakened Russia was unable to fulfill her global balancing and stabilizing role. Large numbers of the world’s young people have succumbed to propaganda. This propaganda could be Western, emphasizing Russophobia. But it could be extremist Islamist just as well. It could also be fascist propaganda, stressing the resurgence of the popularity of Hitler and Nazi ideology of hatred and destruction. All these may have a different wrapper and flavor, but their essence is always the same: aggression, hatred, destruction and harm to others, while enriching yourself.
Putin for president and Azarov for PM of Ukraine
Since 2014, most Ukrainians lived in shock and fear. Some were zombified and confused. But the change is coming, the awakening is happening, slowly but surely.
In BLACK SEA GAMBIT I said that if a referendum to join Russia took place in Odessa today, 90% would have voted ‘YES.’ Very similar numbers would be true for the entire South and East. Even Kiev and sane parts of western Ukraine may surprise us.
Kiev just swapped the inept PM Yatsenyuk, who presided over the 2014-2015 destruction of Ukraine’s economy, for the equally inept PM Groysman, who is Poroshenko’s puppet. A poll conducted in Kiev showed that only 29% approved of Groysman as PM, while 58% wanted back Nikolay Azarov, who was PM under Yanukovich. Some now say that ‘Azarov was the best thing that happened to Ukraine in 25 years.’
An earlier poll conducted in Ukraine showed that 82% of Ukrainians wanted Putin as their president.
Renaming of streets, factories and cities – another maniacal epidemics sweeping Ukraine
As part of ‘decommunization,’ streets, factories and major enterprises are being renamed. The citizens are resisting it as much as they can. There are instances when the new name sounds suspiciously similar to the old one. Example: under pressure, a factory in Donetsk oblast (the part located on Ukraine side), was renamed from the ‘Illich Kombinat’ to… the ‘Illich Kombinat.’ Illich is Lenin’s patronymic and he was often called by this alternative name. ‘We renamed it after a worker of this factory, whose patronymic was also Illich,’ explained the locals.
They made an attempt to rename Odessa and call it ‘Kotsyubiyivsk’ (try not to break your tongue). Of course, if they succeeded, that alone would have caused Odessa to secede.
Wholesale destruction of Russian monuments
Under the guise of decommunization, ukro-nazis are destroying monuments to Russian scientists, writers, artists and also generals, who liberated Ukraine during WWII. In 2014, under the cover of the night, they removed the Odessa monument to General Chernyakhovsky, who commanded the army liberating Odessa. I bet Chernyakhovsky’s bust has already been sold to the highest bidder. Just like the ancient monuments of Syria, Ukrainian monuments, or their pieces, end up on the black market, often being sold to Western ‘collectors.’
Odessa, monument to Pushkin on Primorsky Boulevard
This greedy and senseless destruction of everything in sight is happening all over Ukraine. Recently, the famous monument to the 19th century writer Pushkin was under threat in Odessa. Ukro-nazis are continuously threatening to destroy the gorgeous monument to Katherine the Great, founder of Odessa. Obviously, aristocrat Pushkin and the Empress of Russia were ‘damn communists’ and had to be purged. Both monuments are a part of the UNESCO World Heritage site and were saved due to the widespread international indignation.
LADA’S GUIDE TO UKRAINE
End of 19th century English map of South Russia and Malorossia (Little Russia)
Ukraine was slapped together out of several parts, of which the majority was, and continues being, completely Russian-speaking, despite all the brainwashing. This was done by Lenin in 1922 for several reasons: geopolitical, internal political, psychological and ideological. I explain in detail what those reasons were in ESR2: UKRAINE and ESR3: OLIGARCH WARS.
While we all were a part of one big Soviet Union, no one was bothered by it that much. People were prepared to tolerate being a part of Ukraine even after the breakup, as long as they were able to easily commute to Russia for better jobs, sell their stuff to Russia, and be a part of the Russian culture through TV, books and concerts. But now they are unable to do any of that: Russian TV, journalists, artists, writers, cultural icons and political figures have been banned in Ukraine.
I believe I’ve mentioned this in Black Sea Gambit: Kiev is so afraid of the truth that they have banned me and my blog, FuturisTrendcast! Ukrainians can’t read my blog directly, but of course, there are many methods to bypass the ban in a roundabout way.
As soon as these bans began happening, this is when everyone suddenly began remembering that in fact they were never supposed to be a part of Ukraine, that Kiev usurped power and that they really wanted to go back to their roots.
Parts of Russia that became parts of Ukraine in 1922 and later:
Donbass (spelled out as the Donets Basin – RUS: Donetskiy Bassein) – presently Donetsk/DNR and Lugansk/LNR.
South Russia, basically consisting of the historic Tavria and Bessarabia. The Black Sea coast, including Odessa, Nikolaev and Kherson. Pridnestrovie (breakaway Transnistria) and pars of Moldova are included. The famous Tavrian steppes stretch along Black Sea from Odessa to Kherson and into Crimea.
Crimea (aka, Tavrida) – now a part of Russia again.
True Russian territories, including the ancient Chernigov, Kharkov/ Slobozhanshina (the area which was part of the lands gifted by Empress to the South Russian Cossacks), Dnepropetrovsk and more – what is often referred to as ‘Eastern Ukraine.’ Dnepropetrovsk, located next to Zaporozhie, is also a part of the traditionally Cossack territory.
Original Zaporozhie Cossacks territories – presently the industrial city of Zaporozhie and Zaporozhie Oblast. I talk at length and explain everything about the amazing, colorful culture of the South Russian Cossacks in ESR6: NEW KHAZARIAN KHAGANATE.
Everything I listed above is historically referred to as Novorossia (New Russia), although of course Russians (Russo-Arian Slavs) lived on these lands for millennia.
Present capital Kiev and poor, agricultural center and north of today’s Ukraine 1000+ years ago were called Kievan Rus, and 300-100 years ago – Malorossia.
Today’s Western Ukraine is correctly called Galitskaya Rus and Podkarpatskaya Rus. These are the lands of the Galician and Carpathian Rusins (RUS: Rusini; incorrect English: Ruthenians). During medieval times there was a pretty large Galitskaya Rus state there, which was invaded at different times by Poland, Lithuania and Austria-Hungary, who eventually destroyed it.
How Putin/Lavrov Outplayed Merkel, Hollande, Obama
& Why Poroshenko Cannot Restart Donbass War
In the midst of today’s gruesome Ukrainian landscape, there is something that has, perhaps, a more positive tone.
Donetsk warns of imminent Kiev attack on DNR and LNR
Donbass braces itself for the new offensive by Kiev. Eduard Basurin from DNR ministry of defence and the head of DNR, Alexander Zakharchenko, continue to warn that Kiev is amassing troops and hardware in order to attack both republics.
However, as I said previously, I simply do not see how they may be able to pull it off (read my analysis in Poroshenko Prepares New War in Donbass? Why US, EU and OSCE are Blind and Deaf?
Additional analysis and predictions
The thing is that Poroshenko has to make certain noises to appease the radicals and ukro-nazis. But as far as real actions go, he really is tied up pretty tight. Besides, as we have determined previously, Ukraine is being slowly but surely ‘flushed down’ by the US and EU (as I predicted since 2014).
The Dutch referendum on Ukraine’s EU association sent a clear message. So did Biden’s advice to Kiev Rada to begin federalization process ASAP. So did yesterday’s French parliament’s vote to lift anti-Russian sanctions (French parliament votes to lift anti-Russian sanctions imposed by EU). And this is just the beginning!
But there is more:
The more information comes out about the atrocities and lies of the Kiev junta, the more EU citizens question the position of their governments. Europeans question more and more the propaganda that told them that Russia was bad, Kiev maidan was good and that EU did the right thing backing Kiev together with USA. The longer anti-Russian sanctions last, the more EU farmers, shippers and industrialists get impatient. Meanwhile some notice that while EU trade with Russia shrunk dangerously, US trade with Russia INCREASED! And that’s in the midst of sanctions! Slowly, US companies are taking over EU business with Russia.
More and more Europeans are realizing they were simply duped and the revolt is brewing.
Merkel, Hollande and other former advocates of anti-Russian sanctions now have no choice but to support Minsk-2 peace agreement at all cost, since the lifting of anti-Russian sanctions has been tied to its fulfillment. In a way, EU as a whole has cornered itself by imposing sanctions on Russia and tying them to Minsk-2 fulfillment.
Neither DNR/LNR nor Kiev are really planning to fulfill Minsk 2 in full. It is actually impossible to do so while this Kiev junta is in power. Poroshenko and his government can PRETEND to implement only certain points. The entire Minsk-2 in principle cannot be implemented until after the ukro-nazi Kiev junta is gone.
This signifies that:
1. What I said from the beginning of 2014: EU elites are inept and don’t understand at all what they are doing, which European citizens are finally beginning to grasp.
2. Merkel, Hollande and others will have to support Donbass truce at all cost. They are being watched by opposition and electorate. The alternative means they and/or their parties will lose the next election for sure. Recall my 2012 prediction about Hollande betraying the hopes of his electorate! As to Merkel, the recent 11% drop in her ratings will continue accelerating. All in all, her political career is finished. It’ll take time, but she’s on her way down.
3. EU supporting Poroshenko’s new offensive on DNR/LNR will give additional ammunition to eurosceptics and accelerate the breakup of the EU.
4. As I predicted in 2014, Putin and Lavrov were absolutely right not to antagonize Europe, continuing to patiently work with them throughout Ukraine crisis and despite their openly provocative, anti-Russian attitudes. This patience and lack of antagonism looks a little toothless to some. I had said that it was the only correct approach.
We’ve already been through this in 2008 with Georgia and several times during 2000s, when Ukraine shut off Russian gas to EU. They yell and scream, and stomp their feet. Then they calm down and recognize that Russia isn’t a monster and that, may be, just may be, they jumped the gun.
I know, I know. Putin, Lavrov, and Russia in general, are the only adults in the room and their patience is truly angelic. While Obama and US destabilize everything they get their hands on, Russian foreign policy is the only thing that keeps the world from plunging into a new global war.
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Odessa’s cold spring 2016: city and oblast are bracing for blood and violence on May 2 and May 9!
This spring is especially hard for Odessa. After Crimea and DNR/LNR, Odessa is the biggest symbol of resistance against the Kiev junta. May 2, 2016 is the 2nd anniversary of the terrible tragedy, when 48, or likely more, people were burned alive on Kulikovo Polie. Kiev and ukro-nazis, together with Saakashvili, are determined to make a bloodbath out of the May 2 and May 9 in Odessa. Thousands and thousands of trained ukro-nazis from ‘azov’ battalion and western Ukraine have descended on Odessa. Provocations are expected everywhere. Tensions are the highest since 2014. Basically, people are gearing up for civil war and fear the repeat of May 2 massacre.
What is happening can be big and is also a harbinger of important changes in Ukraine and around the Russian World.
On Monday, May 2,
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Kherson Oblast is dying — and Crimean Agenda ESR
As I remember it growing up, Kherson once was a quiet sleepy hollow, complete with untouched, contemplative nature, robust agriculture and down to earth people.
Kherson is dying: it is experiencing a disastrous invasion of ukro-nazis and Islamists from ISIS, Turkey and Crimean Tatar Mejlis, which is recognized as a terrorist organization in Russia. The damage to the environment is terrible and the damage to the population is catastrophic.
Their ultimate goal is to squeeze out the native, Slavic population and replace it with Muslim transplants. It may sound crazy and bizarre, but it’s not so incredible if you look at the map and notice that Kherson Oblast borders Crimea to the south – the only land connection to the Crimean Peninsula.
Having lost Crimea, US, Turkey and Kiev have concocted a plan to destabilize it through Kherson. All this is a part of the bigger agenda to destabilize Russia by creating zones of instability all around Black and Caspian Seas. To those who plan all this, people’s lives don’t matter.
All this is the topic of the upcoming new Earth Shift Report
It’s an explosive and eye-opening Earth Shift Report, crucial for understanding the Russian and global geopolitical situation. However, due to urgent May events surrounding Odessa, Russia and EU, I’ll be postponing it till further notice. Since Crimean – Kherson situation is still in development, CRIMEAN AGENDA will come a little later. Please stay tuned!
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Destabilizing Brazil: Impeachment of Dilma Rousseff – Scary Parallels with Ukraine
Desestabilizando o Brasil: Impeachment de Dilma Rousseff – paralelos assustadores com a Ucrânia
On the video below at 0:27, look at the hopping and jumping people, rejoicing at the Rousseff impeachment. In the left frame are those who are against Rousseff and on the right we see crying those who are in her favor. Also, on the same video at 0:38, look at the chaos in Brazilian parliament. Things were pelted and fights broke out in parliament during impeachment hearing. It has gone so far that one deputy spat at a pro-US far right Rep. Jair Bolsonaro after he screamed out insults and lauded the previous Brazilian fascist dictator for torturing Dilma Rousseff, calling that a true democracy. Click for the Forbes article with videos showing some of the most outlandish moments.
And now let’s compare this to what happened on Kiev Maidan, Ukraine, before and after ukro-nazi coup. The protest that began the Kiev Maidan, Dec 1, 2013: it starts peaceful enough. But note how at 5:40 the ‘peaceful protesters’ are bulldozing over the poor police with a real bulldozer – never felt sorry for police before…
Now, watch a crowd of crazed young ukro-nazis screaming out an equivalent of German Nazi slogan, ‘Ukraine uber alles,’ aka, ‘Ukraine above all.’ Next, they scream out the infamous “Moskaliaku na gyliaku’ – translated loosely as: ‘hang all Russians’; and ‘Hto ne skache toi Moskal,’ which means ‘whoever doesn’t jump is a damn Russian.’ Especially pay attention to how similar the hopping and jumping looks (chances are in Brazil they might start witch hunts against communists and leftists, instead of Russians)!
Now, let’s see what regularly takes place in the Kiev Rada (parliament of Ukraine) and other high-profile national bodies. Deputies beat each other up in the Kiev Rada – the video below shows a fight during the first attempt to fire PM Yatsenyuk. However, it is merely one of many similar Rada fights:
They scream insults and pelt things at each other (Saakashvili and Avakov fight, Avakov pelts a heavy glass at Saakashvili, while president Poroshenko and then PM Yatsenyuk preside):
Read full article, with more vids: Kiev Scandals: Transatlantic Boss Joe Biden and Ukraine’s Spiders in a Jar (Saakashvili, Avakov, Yatsenyuk and Idiocracy Plus).
One might say that what is happening in Brazil are just democratic protests against government corruption. The thing is that many on Kiev Maidan also naively thought it was just a democratic protest against government corruption. But the foreign interests interfered in order to turn these protests into a force that would destroy the country. Before anyone knew what hit them, the protests turned into a bloody mess and a full-blown civil war, coupled with brutal fascist regime – something that many of us thought was impossible in Ukraine.
I have warned about the heavy consequences of what is happening in Brazil for the future of the country, especially in view of the upcoming 2016 Rio Olympics. The Olympics are likely to be seriously compromised when the country is destabilized.
The destabilization is THE goal. Brazil has gotten too ambitious, too proud of its recent successes and too independent for the liking of the US. The drunkenness from past success played a bad joke: Brazilian government got careless both nationally and internationally.
Destabilization of Brazil is payback to Dilma for rebelling against US domination and for her attempt to form an international coalition against NSA wiretapping. Having learned she had been a victim of NSA wiretapping, Rousseff also attempted to rally international support for the creation of the internet, independent of the US. She and Lula are now paying for all that.
In addition, the goal is the weakening and annihilation of any anti-US independence movement in South America, of which Brazil under Lula and Dilma was a prominent member.
But the biggest prize is the BRICS, and this is obviously an orchestrated attack on the solidity and rising power of the BRICS. As we discussed on many previous occasions on this blog, the ultimate target for subverting Ukraine and turning it into a bloody mess was to weaken Russia. The weakening of Russia, China and the BRICS as a whole is also the ultimate goal in Brazil.
For all the details read my full report: Brazil Color Revolution Attempt: Corruption, Dilma, Lula, Zika, 2016 Olympics and the BRICS. Lada Ray Report and Predictions.
PREDICTIONS and WARNINGS:
Dilma Rousseff impeachment is underway and it’s too late to turn back. What will happen next will sharply polarize Brazilian society, leading to growing mutual tension between opposing camps.
I won’t comment on the merit of the accusations. From all I see, there was government corruption, some of which may be accounted for as a means to cover certain excessive social and financial obligations to do with the Olympics and the credit short squeeze, due to plunging commodities prices (see Brazil report link above for more). It also appears that the corruption on the opposite side, which is accusing Dilma and Lula, is much bigger. It stands to reason that some are making the noise around Dilma to cover up own misdeeds. After all, Brazil corruption is legendary, it being one of the most corrupt countries in Latin America and worldwide.
Ukrainians were also dreaming of getting rid of what they were told was corruption under the ousted president Yanukovich and PM Azarov. Two years later they have much bigger crooks and thieves in power; many long for the good old days, wishing Azarov back, who now seems like angel incarnate.
Brazil is in danger of moving the way of Ukraine – and this is a way towards, at a minimum, destabilization, poverty and bigger dependence on the US, and at a maximum, destruction. The problem is that there is a hidden foreign interference, which will continue attempting to destabilize the country, in order to weaken it and bring to power a convenient puppet.
Let’s hope that Brazilians had received sufficient immunization against fascist dictatorships – after all, they once had one. Ukraine never experienced such a thing and, therefore, people had no idea what they were getting into. Brazilians’ genetic memory may prevent the worst fascist scenario from materializing.
However, it is already clear that the 2016 Rio Olympics will be very difficult for Brazil to pull off. Overall, Brazil should brace for some seriously turbulent and hard times ahead. Unfortunately, I don’t see a change for the better any time soon. It’ll take a long time to sort through the confusion. The ship called Brazil will continue rocking until it finds a new balance. And that will be hard to do in a polarized society.
I might have more Brazil predictions later, possibly, in one of the new Earth Shift Reports. Stay tuned!
P.S. In response to my Brazil Color Revolution: Corruption, Dilma, Lula, Zika, 2016 Olympics and the BRICS Report I received a number of heated comments from Brazilians who were trying to prove to me that this was in fact a fight against Dilma and Lula’s corruption, that they knew what they were doing and that I was wrong; some even accused me of ‘defending the damn communists’ (imagine that!). All such comments did was to confirm the diagnosis I made in my report, that of a widespread geopolitical illiteracy and lack of any understanding of the global economic, financial and historic processes. We have seen where this ignorance took Ukraine. Brazil is stepping on the same rake.
Dear Brazilians, I certainly do hope you know what you are doing. I can only show you what I see – I can’t make you see it if you don’t want to. I can only warn of the dangers I foresee, based on everything I am observing – it’s up to you to heed the warning, or not. I don’t remember being wrong once in my predictions… but what do I know.
My prognosis for Brazil isn’t rosy. Hard times, lots of confusion and polarization ahead. For everyone’s sake, let’s hope Ukraine-like worst case scenario can be avoided in Brazil.
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DNR and LNR military officials have been warning of the possibility of Kiev renewing its offensive on the republics as soon as the weather turns warm enough. Poroshenko can’t afford not to restart Donbass war amid worsening of the economic and social situation and in order to distract Ukrainians’ from political crisis, per analysts’ opinion.
DNR and LNR are warning that Kiev amassed 90,000 troops on the border and that attack is coming soon.
I agree that Poroshenko and some others in Kiev are itching to re-start a war. But as I had told you all before, I don’t believe Poroshenko has the guts to authorize an offensive. First, he gets huge pressure from EU to stay within Minsk 2 framework; EU won’t like it if he broke peace agreement that blatantly. EU/Merkel/Hollande , in turn, get pressure from Russia to pressure Poroshenko. They also get plenty of pressure from their own voters, business and farmers to lift anti-Russian sanctions.
In turn, Obama administration/Democrats get pressure from Merkel and Hollande, and from Russia. But besides that they have lots of internal pressure due to the upcoming elections. One wrong move and any hope for Hillary is gone. And US stooges in Kiev – Poroshenko and Co. – are bound to make lots of wrong moves.
I think that Poroshenko, as well as his US/EU handlers, are pretty clear that if they attempt another all-out attack on DNR/LNR, this time the republics will make sure they’ll liberate the entire Donbass, and perhaps, neighboring oblasts as well. As DNR’s Zakharchenko said, “This time we’ll counter-attack till we are in Kiev.” These are not empty threats. Previous attacks by Kiev resulted in Debaltsevo and Ilovaisk cauldrons, with tens of thousands of Ukraine soldiers dead or missing. Losses ratio was 1 (DNR/LNR) to 10 or more (Ukraine).
If Kiev can’t attacks directly, what can Ukraine do? Instead, they are attempting to provoke DNR and LNR. To accomplish that they continuously shell peaceful citizens and villages near frontline. The idea is to anger the republics so much that they lose their cool and begin retaliating, thus breaking Minsk 2 agreement. After that Kiev, US and EU get to blame DNR/LNR and, of course, Russia in violating cease-fire. If that should happen, Kiev and US will immediately demand new sanctions against Russia and attempt to vilify Russia and Putin yet again.
This is why DNR/LNR can’t respond to obvious provocations. The especial cruelty of the situation is in the fact that innocent people and animals suffer under shellings, with no recourse. All villagers normally keep a lot of animals, who are also forced to suffer under bombings. Those who left to escape the horrors of war were forced to leave their animals behind!
When will these poor people and innocent animals get justice? Why is the so-called ‘civilized’ world blind and deaf? Where are US/UK/Canada/Australia and EU when obvious violations of human rights are perpetuated by Kiev, Poroshenko, nationalists and ukro-nazis in power? How do they justify their continued political, financial and ideological support of war criminals in Kiev and Ukraine army, while the international tribunal is what they truly deserve?
This is the latest from Donbass, near frontlines…
Citizens of Zaitsevo village, located near frontline, are among many on DNR/LNR side who complain that as soon as OSCE monitoring mission moves to Ukraine side, Kiev army renews the shelling. In other words, Kiev military is quiet, seemingly observing the cease-fire while OSCE mission is on DNR or LNR side. Then, monitors call Ukrainian command to advise that they are leaving DNR/LNR controlled territory to inspect the other side. As soon as their cars leave, Ukraine army and ukro-nazis begin shelling residential areas, schools, churches and hospitals with renewed vigor.
Villagers all around DNR and LNR have been complaining about this devious scheme since the beginning of the truce. It appears, finally OSCE is beginning to pay attention. Head of OSCE mission in Donbass Alexander Hug announced that they would install a 360 view camera in Zaitsevo.
On video below a local DNR commander says that he has had a camera installed for a while, and this camera has registered violations by Kiev. But OSCE doesn’t seem to accept local video proof.
A sign of changes to come! OSCE finally starts noticing cease-fire violations, something they seemed not to see before. In fact, locals call them blind and deaf; anger against OSCE indifference and lack of accurate assessment in Donbass has been widespread. OSCE monitors have been playing games and some even accuse them of spying on Kiev’s behalf. Locals can’t explain in any other way the fact that Ukraine side aims so accurately as soon as OSCE cars leave an area. They in fact may not be spies – just EU stooges – but their curious blindness to obvious facts and certain unsavory avoidance of direct answers makes people suspect the worst.
The fact that they are starting to talk (finally) about installing a camera to register Ukraine army violations is a signal of what I talked about in previous article: EU is beginning to dump Kiev junta. The ‘flushing down’ of this fascist version of Ukraine has begun! (More in: Yatsenyuk Announces Resignation. Ukraine On the Brink? France Recognizes Novorossia?)
Videos below show how terrible this violent spring is in Donbass. It’s especially striking when you see destroyed houses and schools next to the blossoming trees. Videos are in English and Russian.
Zaitsevo local: They’ll begin shelling as soon as you leave. This man says that very few people are still left in the village. He miraculously still has water, but no gas and no electricity:
Shelling begins as soon as OSCE has left. April 12, 2016:
Old lady to OSCE’s Hug: We are preparing for Paskha (Russian Easter) but don’t know if we’ll survive till then:
OSCE plan to install a camera in Zaitsevo:
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Following the February Ukraine coup, on March 16th, 2014, Crimeans voted overwhelmingly to secede from Ukraine and reunite with Russia. 95% to 97% voted for reunification, depending on the area. Simultaneously, a referendum whether to accept Crimea and Sevastopol as two new subjects of the Russian Federation took place in Russia. 95% of Russians said ‘yes.’
On March 18-19, Crimea and Sevastopol joined the Russian Federation as two newest subjects. The transition went smoothly and peacefully, not a single shot was fired and only two casualties were registered on both sides, shot by a provocateur Ukrainian sniper sent there to attempt inciting violence (by the old CIA playbook).
At the time, 16,000 Russian troops were stationed in Crimea, based on the Black Sea Fleet Sevastopol base lease agreement with Ukraine. Simultaneously, 20,000 Ukrainian troops were stationed on the peninsula as well. Out of these 20,000, about 18,000 Ukraine troops pledged allegiance to Russia, while only 2,000 chose to leave back to Ukraine. They were allowed to leave peacefully and with dignity.
As a result of professional actions of the Russian troops, fleet and politicians, they received a nickname ‘vezhlivie lyudi’ directly translated as ‘the polite people,’ aka, ‘real gentlemen.’
However, none of that mattered. Russia was accused by the West of aggression against poor, weak Ukraine and annexation of part of Ukraine’s territory, Putin was called Hitler and crippling sanctions were imposed on Russia.
The West supported the bloody ukro-nazi Kiev junta against Russia, Crimea and against the people of Donbass, who were also fighting for their independence from the regime that wanted to take away and rewrite their memory, their history and their way of life. The West also supported ukro-nazis and Ukraine ultra-nationalists in their quest to create a fascist state with thousands of political prisoners, torture, kidnappings and lynching, where the rights of the largest, Russian-speaking part of the population were denied.
The West, together with its stooges in Kiev, did everything to isolate and humiliate Russia and its leaders. Vladimir Putin was always the most visible target. But many others were targeted, as well. For example, in 2015 the Head of the Russian Duma Sergei Naryshkin was illegally denied visa to Helsinki, where he was invited to the anniversary of the Helsinki Accords, of which Russia, as the legal heir to the USSR, was a founding member; The Head of the Soviet of the Federation chamber of the Russian Duma Valentina Matvienko in 2015 was illegally denied USA visa, and was unable to come to New York, where she was invited to speak at the UN General Assembly and at the global inter-parliamentary symposium. The exceedingly ultra-nationalist and Russophobic Poland snubbed Putin for an invitation to the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz – the camp that the Soviet Army liberated along with all of Poland!
For 2 years, Ukraine, US and EU did everything to sabotage and stunt Crimea. In 2014 Kiev ukro-nazis destroyed the Russian-built (like most everything that ever was built in Ukraine) North Crimean Canal, which supplied with badly needed water most of the peninsula, leaving it in dire straits.
In 2015, Ukraine began the food blockade of Crimea; in December 2015 Ukraine, aided by some foreign governments (I will disclose who in the upcoming ESR9: CRIMEAN AGENDA) blew up power lines and left 2.5 million people and the entire peninsula without power during the winter.
Two years later, Russia and Crimea survived all the attempts at humiliation, blockade, attacks and sanctions, emerging with flying colors.
As a matter of fact, Russia’s prestige and clout are the highest they have been since the breakup of the USSR. Putin’s global and all-Russian popularity is through the roof at 90%+ approval. Russia’s Syria operation further advanced this clout, making Russia the one and only go-to peacemaker in the Middle East (read upcoming Syria withdrawal article, ESR5 & ESR7).
Call it karma or justice… Let’s compare that to what has happened in the past 2 years to those who tried to isolate and humiliate Russia and Putin. Obama is a disappointment even to his formerly ardent supporters – and as I predicted last year, democrats will pay dearly for their behavior towards Russia during these elections (more on that in my future US elections prediction). Australian and Canadian PMs, who were nasty to Putin and Russia, are gone (does anyone even remember their names?..). Extremely popular before 2014, Merkel is hated in her own country and abroad, and I project her to gradually lose her remaining support soon.
Ukraine PM Yatsenyuk has 0% approval rating; Poroshenko, who has been drowning his sorrows in vodka, holds no power and is hated just as universally; Ukraine has made a nuisance of itself, always complaining about Russia and begging for handouts, which both Europeans and Americans are sick of hearing.
Someone tweeted me recently that Ukraine filed a complaint with WTO that Russia is preventing them from trading with her. This insane asylum, this ‘idiocracy+’ in Kiev, suddenly woke up to realize that they needed trade with Russia after all, since EU imposed strict quotas on Ukraine imports as their rightful reward for signing the ‘EU association and slavery agreement.’ Ukraine’s complaint to WTO about mean Russia, who doesn’t want to trade with them, comes after Ukraine itself broke all ties with Russia, joined sanctions, blockaded Crimea, banned Russian air traffic and blockaded truck traffic, called Russia aggressor, announced that Ukraine was at war with Russia, threatened Russians and Russian-speakers in Ukraine, and applauded ukro-nazi attacks on Russian embassy and consulates.
Happy Holiday, dear Russians!
Happy Holiday, Sevastopol and Crimea!
Hope the rest of the territories occupied by ukro-nazis and their foreign masters
will also celebrate their liberation soon!
Meme and hashtags: ‘#Sevastopol, #Krim, #Rossia’
This is a video compilation of March 18, 2016 mass celebrations of the Crimea’s reunification with Russia:
Live: Fireworks in Simferopol, capital of Crimea
Live: Fireworks in Sevastopol, Crimea
Live: “We Are Together” – 100,000 people came to the mass parade and concert on Read Square in Moscow dedicated to reunification with Crimea. The actual concert starts around 13:00. Putin’s address from the construction of the Kerch Crimean mega-bridge: around 17:35: “Return of Crimea and Sevastopol is the restoration of historic justice.” Larisa Dolina (with sudden snow) around 25:20. 1:09:00 Sun comes out in time for the Russian anthem. 1:13:00 ‘The Legendary Sevastopol’ – famous anthem of the Hero City Sevastopol. Much more music after that. Have a listen!
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According to the best standards of Western democracy, the same ‘peaceful’ Maidan protesters who mutilated unarmed policemen in February 2014 Kiev, burned people alive in Odessa and bombed Donbass, have attacked Russian embassy in Kiev twice through the night of March 5-6 and throughout the day of March 6th. Police stood nearby and watched; as is normal in Ukraine, it didn’t protect the embassy, nor it interfered in any way.
The ‘protesters’ were apparently worked up about the trial in Moscow of an ukro-nazi follower Nadezhda Savchenko. As is also customary in the disgusting thing Ukraine has turned into, many of these violent thugs were high on drugs.
Savchenko was captured by DNR almost a year ago after it came out that she was culpable in the death of 2 accredited Russian journalists working in Donbass where they reported on the war. Their vehicles were shelled en route after Savchenko passed to Ukraine army their coordinates. The journalists were killed. Savchenko was a member of the ukro-nazi (sworn Ukraine fascists, followers of SS, Hitler and Bandera/Shukhevich) battalion Aidar and was involved in assassinations of a number of other people. For some reason she is often referred to as a ‘pilot,’ however, as far as I can see, she never flew, but was primarily engaged in establishing and passing on the coordinates for attacks on various targets of importance. She also enjoyed killing personally as a sniper.
The Kiev government, Poroshenko, Yatsenyuk, the Rada, as well as these ‘peaceful protesters,’ demand Savchenko to be released and trial stopped.
Savchenko is being tried in a Moscow court.
Who is pulling the strings of these very well-organized ‘spontaneous’ protests? The same entities as always. The trail, as usual leads to those who are engaged in the direct foreign management of Ukraine. Washington and USA have organized this little stunt with attacks on the Russian embassy to try to intimidate Russia and remind that they can direct this mass of violent idiots against Russia, DNR/LNR, Crimea, or Pridnestrovie, at any moment. As always, this is an intimidation and reminder that the big mafia boss from across the ocean is watching, the messy election campaign in the USA notwithstanding (read: Lada Ray’s First US Presidential Elections Prediction: REVOLT IN REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRATIC PARTIES).
When will they pay?
I am sure the sponsors of these ‘peaceful’ protests to free up a sworn assassin and assassins’ helper are happy and proud of how well their proteges are performing. USA, Canada, Poland, Germany, UK and EU must be thrilled to see that the next act of the tragic comedy called Ukraine, written and masterminded by the criminals in the White House, CIA, US Congress and State Dept, is to follow.
However, I am getting sick and tired of watching how for over two years the formerly peaceful Ukraine where I grew up has been turned by these thugs and criminals into a bloodthirsty horror show. You know how they say, ‘thank god my mother isn’t alive to see this.’ My mother, originally from Ukraine, is now turning in her grave. So do many others, who would have never imagined THIS could happen to Ukrainians.
I want to know when these criminals, whether they are sitting in plush offices in Washington, Brussels, London and Berlin, or counting their ill-gotten riches in Ukraine, will be finally brought to justice? I want to know when the international tribunal will indict all those responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Malorossia, Donbass and Novorossia!
I want to know when they will finally get what they deserve: life in jail.
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New, greatly expanded & enriched triple feature+
EARTH SHIFT REPORT 2
is now available!
Stats: Mostly brand new, extensive feature! Newly written, enriched and expanded; chockfull of breaking news, intel, analysis and brand new 2016-18 predictions. Included is also original 2014 ESR2 UKRAINE: TRUE HISTORY and Lada Ray’s original 2014 Ukraine/Russia/USA/EU/World predictions. Plus, extensive cross-reference and resource section, complete with relevant interviews, ESRs, videos and articles.
Over 32,000 words, 80 pages – mostly brand new material. Plus, maps & pics.
This ESR is a unique, all-encompassing resource on Ukraine, Kiev junta/Maidan, and Russia.
Two years after Maidan and February 22, 2014 Coup
Nearly two years after Crimea seceded and re-joined Russia
Soon to be two years after Donetsk & Lugansk referendums resulting in DNR/LNR & civil war
One year after Minsk peace agreements
Replaced by Syria and the Middle East, Ukraine has been out of headlines. But the new documentaries are coming out in Europe, beginning to reveal the truth of what really went on on Kiev Maidan. The picture painted in the new documentaries is stark different from the pretty lie the Kiev junta, assisted by its US bosses, tried to present for two years. Europe isn’t buying the Kiev propaganda any more, and that’s a big step forward. I have been talking about the real truth in connection with Ukraine, Kiev junta, ukro-nazis and Ukraine fascist battalions since the beginning of 2014. I am glad that the mainstream is starting to catch up.
While the world is watching Syria and US presidential debates, breaking news from Ukraine are as volatile as they were two years ago. Are ukro-nazis ready to execute Coup 2.0 to coincide with the second anniversary of Maidan? Should it happen, what to expect next?
After power, water and food blockade of Crimea last year, Ukraine has now blockaded Russian cargo truck transit to the EU. How far will these people go in their desire to hurt Russia, and who is paying them?
Let’s take a look back at how it all began and what global manipulations were behind the coup; let’s review the true, forbidden history of Ukraine and its distortions; let’s look back at my original 2014 predictions and how they are coming along! We’ll assess what has been achieved in the two years after Maidan and where it’s all heading for Ukraine, Russia, EU, US, and the world in general. Finally, let’s hear my new and updated predictions!
Full list of topics:
2/18/2016 Latest breaking news & Ukraine alerts
Ukro-nazis occupy parts of Kiev
Is Maidan Coup 2.0 coming? Is Poroshenko finished?
What do big players, Russia, EU and US, want?
Western Ukraine Nazis blockade Russian truck transit to EU
Erdogan and Poroshenko plotting together against Russia
Parts of Ukraine drifting apart? Strongest and most self-sufficient oblasts see writing on the wall
Zakarpatie wants independence
TWO YEARS AFTER MAIDAN…WHERE IS UKRAINE NOW AND WHERE IS IT HEADING?
Kiev believed USA: ‘Russia will be finished in a year, two years tops!’
Who, how and why subverted Ukraine
Why the coup was necessary: Ukrainians still felt too Russian
EU association agreement for simpleton Ukrainians
Black Sea and Plan BS
Ukraine as anti-Russia: full list of goals for the Kiev Maidan Coup
Russia’s moves: Crimea and Donbass
Minsk agreement’s sad anniversary and expiration: what next?
How Poroshenko played different tunes for domestic and foreign audiences
Economics minister Aivaras Abromavicius resignation: ‘wise’ rats abandon the sinking ship called the Kiev junta
Unrecognized civil war: DNR and LNR, Kiev’s Donbass ATO and troops pullback and ceasefire
The Universal Law of Pendulum – there are always consequences
Zrada chi peremoga?’ – ‘Treason or victory?’ What has Ukraine achieved as a result of the 2014 Maidan and Coup?
Financial destruction of Ukraine, IMF loans and bankruptcy
The situation in Ukraine vs. the situation in Russia
The disastrous situation in Ukraine army
Demoralized to the core
Defections, destruction, cold and hunger as officers steal from their men
Trigger happy violence: ukro-nazi battalions
How the population suffers from the hands of Ukraine military and ukro-nazi battalions
The lost generation
Will Kiev attempt to attack DNR/LNR soon?
Real reasons Kiev is amassing troops around DNR/LNR, on borders with Crimea and Pridnestrovie
What’s stopping Ukraine army from turning around and going on Kiev?
Who’s to blame?
How all the smart ones left and turned off the lights…
Ukro-nazi/Crimean Tatar Mejlis/ISIS/Turkey’s Gray Wolves: blockade of Crimea and devastation of Kherson
Why Poroshenko is afraid the masses can rebel at any moment
Lada’s 10/15/15 Notes: The real history of Malorossia and the Carpathian Rus (Ruthenia)
A letter from Russian historian: Ukrainian is NO nationality
How the word ‘Ukrainian’ was an insult in 18th-19th centuries
Zaporozhie Cossacks: the knights of South Russia
The heating season and Ukraine’s energy crisis
DNR/LNR and the border between Ukraine and the republics
Ukrainians must awaken from within
Why EU politicians dread dealing with unprofessional Ukrainian politicians
Fistfights in Kiev Rada
The issue of oligarchs: how to free the country from their yoke?
How all oligarchs lost money after Maidan, except Poroshenko and new billionaire Yatsenyuk
The truth about mass immigration into Russia from various post-Soviet republics. Why of all former 14 republics the largest emigration wave is from Ukraine?
Ukraine emigration and catastrophic population loss – real population numbers
The explanation for the popularity of fascism and Nazism in Ukraine – the ukro-nazi phenomenon (my definition)
Original 2014 Lada Ray Predictions for Ukraine and Crimea/DNR/LNR/Russia/US/World
New & Updated Ukraine Predictions
Caution! Lada Ray’s New Multidimensional (8th-10th dimension) Predictions!
In conclusion, read the original ESR2 UKRAINE: TRUE HISTORY (Nov. 5, 2014)
Ukraine elections. How prominent Ukrainians considered themselves Russian. Odessa – the forever Russian city. The issue of the Russian language in Ukraine. Post-Soviet republics and Russia. Western propaganda in Ukraine. ‘Only then we can defeat Russia when we make Russians in Ukraine hate Russians in Russia.’ The roots of the radical Russophobia in Ukraine. USSR, Russia and Ukraine. Psychological premises and historic truths that may open your eyes. The USSR collapse aftermath. Ukraine’s 23 year ‘independence’ experiment. The real history of Ukraine: early history and facts. Is Kiev really the Mother of all Russian Cities? Plus, lots of pics.
Substantial Reference section
Copyright 2/2014 – 2/2016 Lada Ray
ESR2 NEW & expanded!
ALL EARTH SHIFT REPORTS
Putin Authorizes Gas Supply to Freezing Genichesk, Ukraine, After Kiev Cuts Off Own Citizens – Implications and Predictions!
The city of Genichesk, pop. over 100,000, located in the long-suffering Kherson Oblast near the border with Crimea, has been living with very limited gas supply for weeks. Cooking and heat are gas-based in this region. But in the past several days gas pressure dropped precipitously in the pipes. While the weather in Ukraine was unseasonally warm in the past month, suddenly the brutal cold at -20 Celsius returned. That’s when gas all but disappeared; the citizens have been freezing for 3 days.
The Mayor of Genichesk tried in vain to contact the Ukraine gas suppliers, and when no one replied, he desperately tried to call everyone in the Kiev government, including Poroshenko and Yatsenyuk. Again no response.
The only reply came in the form of a mocking post of one of ‘Ukraine’s leaders’ on his Facebook page. The citizens of Genichesk were advised to warm themselves up by speaking Ukrainian and singing Ukrainian songs.
The mayor of Genichesk then turned to the country his own now proclaims to be Enemy #1 – Russia. He contacted the Crimean supplier, Chernomorneftegas (Черноморнефтегаз) and asked them to send some gas from Crimea. Here is interview with Chernomorneftegas CEO re. the volume of gas supply to Genichesk – 20,000 cubic meters. He says that the volume is negligent for Crimea and won’t affect Crimean citizens: Черноморнефтегаз назвал объемы поставляемого российского газа в украинский Геническ.
Chernomorneftegas CEO contacted the Head of Crimea Sergey Aksenov (Сергей Аксенов), who in turn contacted Vladimir Putin, who gave final authorization. Interview with Sergey Aksenov: Сергей Аксенов: Жители Украины не должны страдать из-за решений своего правительства – Citizens of Ukraine should not suffer because of bad decisions by their government.
Reactions of the citizens of Ukraine’s Genichesk after they received gas from Crimea in this interview: Россия начала поставки газа в украинский город Геническ, жители которого страдают от сильных морозов. Citizens reactions range from: ‘Thank you to Putin, who saved us’ to ‘I know nothing about anyone and don’t care who did what, but thank god we have gas again.’
After the scandal received a wide-spread resonance, Ukraine govt immediately flooded the media with denials that Russia stepped in to supply gas to Genichesk. Chernomorneftegas CEO replied that it’s foolish to deny the obvious: the pressure in Genichesk gas pipes increased by 2.5 times as a result of Russia’s humanitarian aid.
In December 2015 Ukraine’s gas contract with Russia ended. Ukraine failed to renew it and pre-pay for the following period. Based on that Russia announced that gas supplies to Ukraine would stop. In response, Yatsenyuk announced that Ukraine didn’t need any more of Russian gas because they found cheaper suppliers in Europe.
In fact, Yatsenyuk (who has zero approval rating) is lying. See related post where Yatsenyuk and his friend Avakov are publicly and violently accused of stealing and corruption: Ukraine Scandals: Transatlantic Boss Joe Biden and Ukraine’s Spiders in a Jar. According to Ukrainian energy expert Dmitry Marunich, Kiev is buying reverse gas from Slovakia, Hungary and Poland – the same gas these countries previously bought from Russia. This gas, because of longer transport routes, is more expensive than direct Russian gas.
In fact, Ukraine can’t ensure sufficient supplies of gas, coal and nuclear fuel to its stations. The situation with energy in Ukraine is nearing catastrophic, and it will worsen in years ahead. It is especially disastrous for the citizens of remote from Kiev’s perspective areas, like Kherson and Genichesk, as well as Odessa and Nikolaev. Kiev doesn’t care about these areas and would let own citizens die, especially because they consider them pro-Russian.
The irony is that it is here, in Kherson Oblast and not far from Genichesk that Kiev ukro-nazis and Crimean Tartar Mejlis blew up strategic power lines in December, thus leaving the entire Crimea without power for weeks. Just a few days ago Crimean citizens in a poll said NO to further power supplies from Ukraine.
Now, Crimea gets all supplies it needs only from Russia. And yet, when asked for help from the Ukraine side, Crimeans said YES.
THE IMPORTANT IMPLICATIONS
The scandal with Genichesk gas supply is only the first in what promises to become a norm in Ukraine. The country is falling apart because of inept and crazy ‘leadership’ beholden to the US and EU, who only care about sucking Ukraine dry, while breaking all life-giving ties with Russia.
Recall my original Feb. 2014 predictions: Ukraine will start turning around in 2016 and by 2018 it will turn back towards Russia. Alas, by the time the turn occurs and due to the crazies at the helm, Ukraine’s economy will be destroyed entirely. The process will be slow and painful with the economic situation worsening gradually. See PREDICTIONS on top bar and early 2014 articles on Ukraine for more.
I also said that Russia would remold the situation slowly in her favor, while letting Ukraine citizens decide their future and act on it.
This process is unavoidable, however certain forces in Kiev, Turkey, EU and US/Canada try to stop it.
Here are new Ukraine predictions for 2016-17!
We are already beginning to witness how it will unfold. City by city, oblast by oblast, local authorities will be seeking ways to survive as Kiev sabotages its own population. Unilateral and secret economic agreements with Russia by separate oblasts and towns will continue intensifying into 2016-17. This will slowly eat into the amount of power Kiev has.
Incidentally, the same process is actively unfolding in the neighboring republic of Moldavia (Moldova), where central power is just as weak, albeit not as violent, and where local authorities are far ahead of Ukraine in making private deals with Russia to benefit their citizens. I’ll have some very juicy intel for you from Moldova and surrounding areas in the upcoming ESR9: BLACK SEA GAMBIT.
A great example of what’s going on is Kherson Oblast, which is experiencing an invasion of ukro-nazis, Crimean Tartar Mejlis terrorists (the same who cut off power to Crimea), and most alarmingly, Turkish extremists and ISIL-Daesh militants. All the dregs of global society seem to have descended on Kherson Oblast in order to threaten the connecting Crimean Peninsula. These thugs terrorize, rape and burglarize the population.
Local citizens, having been left to suffer and die by Kiev authorities, are now organizing self-defence units to help those in need and to drive the roaming terrorists out of their villages and towns.
Eventually, ukro-nazis and their international terrorist cronies will be driven out of many areas of Novorossia by locals, be it Kherson, Nikolaev, Odessa, Zaporozhie, Donbass, Dnepropetrovsk or Kharkov. The result will be that they all will swarm on Kiev and western Ukraine, while others will go to Europe. It won’t be pretty.
Meanhwile, the gradual distancing of different areas of what is today Ukraine from Kiev will be happening slowly but surely, while Kiev will eventually lose its tax base and the support of much of the army and law enforcement.
Within the scope of this one article I can’t begin to tell you how many crucial Earth Shifting events, with potentially far-reaching consequences, are quietly taking place around Crimea and Black Sea, including Kherson, Odessa, Moldavia, Gagauzia, Pridnestrovie, and of course, what’s left of Ukraine; Caucasus: Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan; Balkans: Bulgaria, Serbia and Montenegro. Those parts are erroneously considered quiet backwaters and events there often are disregarded or deliberately silenced by world MSM. There are very few to no sources to find out what’s really happening around Black Sea. Meanwhile, this is precisely the part of the world which will help tip the world balance soon.
Projected release for both: throughout January 2016. As usual, reports will be posted on LadaRay.info and announced on FuturisTrendcast. Stay tuned!
Heads-up to those who have already donated and read
ESR 1 RELOADED: IS PUTIN PART OF NWO – with BONUS: LUKASHENKO’S BLUFF
I HAVE POSTED AN IMPORTANT UPDATE, WHICH YOU CAN FIND UNDER THIS TITLE:
“An urgent update from October 13, 2015!
BELARUS ELECTIONS RESULTS”
(located at the top of the Lukashenko/Belarus section of the report)
Those who have donated and already read ESR 1 RELOADED, please go back to your bookmarked report page to read the full update re. latest Belarus events. Any difficulty accessing the report, please email us per instructions in above link!
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Below, I am offering some telling excerpts from this important update, in order to answer some questions I’ve received.
Excerpts from the newly added piece to Earth Shift Report 1:
Urgent update! BELARUS ELECTION RESULTS:
Belarus just had presidential elections, which were probably the quietest elections the world has seen for the longest time, bypassed for attention by world MSM, as if they didn’t exist. Surprisingly – or not – no one in the West seemed to have noticed how easily and with what stellar result Lukashenko was re-elected. It wasn’t the case in the past.
Belorussian opposition, so trumpeted by the West in the past as being suppressed, this time was practically non-existent. And not because someone was suppressing them – just the opposite. They were allowed to congregate freely. Yet, hardly anyone came and hardly anyone voted for them.
What happened? Wasn’t Lukashenko for years labeled in the West as the last dictator of Europe?
Why such sudden silence?
Lukashenko, that sly fox. He just won his re-election for another five years without a hitch. Moreover, the pro-Western opposition in the country is the weakest it has been for the past 25+ years. Why, you ask?
Very simple. The sly fox Lukashenko has skillfully capitalized on the differences between EU, Ukraine, US and Russia to prop up his regime and his country. First of, I don’t blame him; this is what any smart leader would do. Second, do you hear Russia complaining?
Well, to be precise, Russia doesn’t complain, apart from the ‘little misunderstanding’ last year when Belarus suddenly became the Smuggling Central of the banned European foods and sanctioned products to Russia. They would slap Belorussian labels on these items and re-export them as if they were produced in Belarus. More about that below.
This is free market for you – that’s how it works: they saw an opening and they went for it.
Usually in the past, term-after-term re-election of Lukashenko, who is holding on to power for dear life, had been accompanied with Western-sponsored opposition riots and anti-Belarus sanctions. A few years ago the ‘protesters’ tried to start a Ukraine-like maidan in Minsk; they broke the glass doors and tried to storm the parliament building. Scores were arrested, including heads of the openly financed by the West Belarus opposition and some violent thugs from Ukraine and Baltics. After that a vicious anti-Lukashenko campaign started in Western MSM. This time – silence.
Here are the main reasons for such stellar and smooth re-election.
This is the time for Kazakhstan, Belarus, Armenia and others to lay low and pretend. Everyone does it the way they can. Last year, Russia advised all these former republics that Ukraine-like scenario was coming and color revolution attempts would occur. Armenia went through an attempted maidan based on electricity rate hikes, and it was successfully stopped.
Maidan attempts continue in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, where a virtual war rages on the border (More in ESR 5: Syria Game Changer).
Kazakhstan addressed the problem in its own way. As we’ve seen above, they had early presidential elections, which the West didn’t have the time to prepare for. Nuland didn’t have the opportunity to organize a violent maidan there. I am sure one was being prepared for next year, but Nazarbayev preempted it by the unexpected snap elections.
This leaves Belarus, the western-most of all and most exposed by virtue of porous borders with Ukraine and Poland.
I was asked: if Lukashenko is such an ally of Russia, why did he refuse to host a proposed Russian military base?
Lukashenko is now capitalizing on the fact that everywhere US/EU are engaged in a conflict, the situation is deteriorating and they have their hands full. The West is stretched to the core in conflicts involving Syria, Ukraine, China and Russia. Lukashenko understands that compared to all these hotspots Belarus is a pussy cat presently to the West, especially if they sit quietly.
Let’s again underscore this very important point:
IT IS THE WEST THAT ALWAYS STARTS CONFLICTS, OR SUPPORTS THEM, ALL OVER THE GLOBE. Other countries are relegated to the role of either being quiet slaves – like much of the world; or defending themselves – like Syria, Belarus, China; or fighting back and fixing them – like Russia, the Great Balancer of the World has to do regularly.
Before these elections, 200 heavily armed with bats, Molotov cocktails and heavy chains ukro-nazis tried to get in from Ukraine. They were detained on the border and sent back, weapons taken away from them. Various groups tried to stage rallies, which gathered just a few dozen people, most of them Western press, who immediately would zero in on some ‘protester’ throwing a tantrum. The militsia (police) was given order not to come near them, unless they were causing real trouble. By ignoring such public tantrums, police avoided being photographed next to ‘protesters.’ Such photos would undoubtedly be spun later in the West as Lukashenko suppressing the voice of opposition.
The thing is that Belarus opposition is starving.
Meanwhile, compared to what is happening in surrounding countries, Lukashenko to his people looks like a veritable Prince of Peace, a messiah incarnate, so to speak.
In reality, my article below provides the complete picture of how the BELORUSSIAN MIRACLE WAS REALLY MADE – and it’s not just Belarus leader’s wisdom, although his ability to maneuver and survive in turbulent times cannot be underestimated!
Oh, and about the Russian base. First of all, this could have been a targeted info dump by Russia – a message to the EU, if you will. Lukashenko saying no before elections also feels like an orchestrated info dump (do read my comprehensive article on how to tell a hoax from targeted info dump on FuturisTrendcast). In reality, neither Russia, nor Belarus share with the West their real intentions any more. This was shown well by the Kazakhstan snap elections and by Russia’s actions in Crimea and Syria. The element of surprise is the most important element in the current global spread.
I know – we, the peaceful and good people of the world don’t want to hear this. But the truth is this: the West has declared a war against Russia and the Russian world, as well as against China. You don’t openly share your REAL plans in a war.
That’s where Putin’s genius for surprise and brilliant moves comes in.
CONSULTATIONS: Quantum Calibrations — Earth & Personal Shift — Predictions — Feng Shui
Here are some latest telling statistics from Ukraine:
The latest poll shows that 84% of Ukrainians want Russian President Vladimir Putin as the leader of their country. This effectively means that the vast majority of Ukrainians understand into what kind of abyss the Kiev junta is leading them.
Despite the overwhelming anti-Russian and anti-Putin propaganda spread by Kiev and Ukraine MSM, the population isn’t blind. Ukrainian people, most of whom are tired of war and want peace, start recalling the Chechen conflict and its swift and brilliant resolution by Putin. At the time Putin came in, he had on his hands the devastating Chechen war and all of Russia with destroyed economy and depressed population. Back in the 90s, I remember some Russians telling me dejectedly that the Chechen war would never end – and those people weren’t simpletons; to many well-known business people and analysts the Chechen war at the time seemed like a perma-conflict with no way out.
The conflict in Ukraine, to those who are ruled by emotions and lack perspective, also seems like a conflict without resolution. But it’s always darkest before the dawn.
Back then, Putin found the right person whom he entrusted the leadership of Chechnya; the agreements and necessary deals were struck and kept, the place was rebuilt and the entire situation was reversed to the point that the majority of Chechens are presently some of the biggest Russian patriots.
It is no wonder that Ukrainians want Putin. They should take the ticket and get in line.
Another poll suggests that presently 61% of Ukrainians want to leave their country permanently. Just two years ago, polls showed that such high percentage of those who wanted to emigrate only existed among the young generation. Now the population in general, including those who work and the elderly, want to leave the country. (Both poll numbers are from this interview (Rus).)
I explained previously that once Ukraine separated from Russia in 1991, people stopped believing in their country. Very quickly after, the most educated, thinking and capable people left. The vacuum was filled with inferior element from western and central Ukraine, who were purposefully appointed to top positions and who systematically removed the old, deeply cherished cultural and inter-generational connections with Russia and the Russian world, substituting them with invented lies. All this process was orchestrated and directed from abroad, by those from the US, Canada, Poland, Romania, Lithuania and Germany who wanted revenge and destruction of Russia and the Russian World.
The population of Ukraine under USSR was 54 mln people. Before 2014 it officially decreased to 45 million. However, in the past 23 years of ‘nezalezhnost’ = independence, 5-7 million Ukrainians have been working in Russia and probably 1.5-2 million in the West. Crimea and Donbass secession decreased the population by another 5-7 million. Another 3 million or so are refugees that left Ukraine for Russia or any other country they could. Therefore, the real population of Ukraine is now no more than 30 million people – down from 54 million in 1990.
Another bit of news: those anti-junta politicians and journalists of various political views who escaped from Ukraine after the 2014 coup are starting to organize an alternative government in exile. The organization, whose first conference took place in Moscow, is called the ‘Fund for the Salvation of Ukraine.’ It is headed by the former PM of Ukraine under Yanukovich, Nikolay Azarov. Unlike Yanukovich, Azarov is remembered positively in Ukraine and beyond for the quiet, but productive work he had done for the country. These are some long overdue, awkward first steps, and the people behind this alternative government are the old Ukraine politicians, who generally still have a decent reputation, such as Azarov, Vladimir Oleynik (MP from western Ukraine, presently in exile in Russia) and Igor Markov (MP from Odessa, now also in exile). Because of that, they may be capable of uniting various forces around them.
The country needs a completely new crop of politicians, who would be able to lead it into the future. The old crop may not be up to this task, but at least it is moving along. Except for Igor Markov, who is a younger and rather capable politician, these old political hands can be good instructors, taking the new politicians under their wing and allowing them to learn. There has been a talk about such development. The fact that it’s moving along indicates that the junta is feeling the pinch and its end is getting closer.
Recall my timeline for Ukraine’s complete turnaround: 2016-18.
Also recall what I said many times before: Ukraine can only be rebuilt and prosper in a union with Russia. Any attempts at dealings and mergers with the West on any level will bring Ukraine to destruction. However, after what happened, Russia won’t rush saving Ukraine this time.
Ukraine will have to provide some pretty good guarantees that it can be trusted, one of them being a complete weeding out of all malignant weeds. By weeding I mean getting rid of ukro-nazis, Western-ruled MSM, unfriendly oligarchs and US influence. This will be quite a feat and it will take some time. Another difficulty is that there really are no politicians in Ukraine who can accomplish it. Only DNR and LNR so far have people who can bring things to fruition.
Ukraine will have to produce the kind of people who are a match to the formidable task ahead.
The only thing… what is now called Ukraine will most likely bear a different name in several years time.