Skip to comments.Russia launches media war to win support for Ukraine action: AFP
Posted on 03/02/2014 10:28:40 AM PST by Grzegorz 246
Moscow. Russian state media and ruling party officials on Sunday warned of armed marauders in Ukraine and urged the public to stand firmly behind President Vladimir Putin on possible military action, AFP reported. State media controlled by the Kremlin launched a full-scale propaganda operation with footage aimed at discrediting the new Kiev authorities and rousing anger at alleged outrages perpetrated against the Russian-speaking population.
Fanning suspicions of international involvement in the Kiev protests, news channel Russia 24 aired an apparent confession from a young Russian who claimed he was paid to serve as a sniper with opposition forces. "There are mercenaries there... they come from very different countries: the United States and Germany, they come wearing identical military uniforms," he alleged. He said he feared violent reprisals for his revelations, alleging that the protest leaders in Kiev would "just put people in a cellar and kill them". Named only as Vladislav, he was filmed being grilled by investigators after being detained in the Bryansk region bordering Ukraine.
A Russia 24 anchor added a warning that "mercenaries are now going to Crimea. Their aims are clear enough: to provoke a new wave of the crisis and rob people on the sly". The same channel interviewed the governor of the Belgorod region bordering Ukraine, Yevgeny Savchenko, who warned that "crowds of armed people" were on the move and on Saturday tried to block a highway to Crimea. Meanwhile top lawmakers spoke out reassuringly on the situation, stressing a mood of national unity.
"The situation in Ukraine consolidates all Russian civil society," said United Russia lawmaker Leonid Slutsky, who heads the lower house's committee on links with ex-Soviet states.
"Everyone is unambiguously in support of protecting our people in Ukraine, so as not to allow Russian language and Russians to be pushed out of Ukraine," he said, cited by RIA Novosti news agency.
Ruling party United Russia invited Russians to march in central Moscow on Sunday, calling Ukraine's people a "brother" nation that "needs our protection and support". The march, hastily organised and sanctioned by city authorities, was set to start at 1300 GMT at Pushkin Square and cover a route across central Moscow.
They wouldn’t try to do so on FR, would they?
It’s kind of hard to erase all video and photos of the straight-arm salutes and Nazi SS insignia used by the people comprising part of the new regime in Kiev.
Just like you can’t erase the videos of all those Lenin statues being toppled.
Putin violates Ukraine’s national sovereignty and its popular sovereignty (self-determination), and he wants his nation to support him. This is simple, crude Russian chauvinism from a neo-fascist thug. Putin is like Milosovic; he needed a new hobby horse to keep him in power.
I just posted this on another thread.”The point I am trying to make is; The Russians have all the cool jobs in Ukraine. They have the power and dont want to give it up. They are able to extend perks for favors or cash. Under Soviet rule, the power was in belonging to the Party. A lot of Russian sympathizers miss their power. A lot of Russian sympathizers have the power. Corruption, graft, and oppression are the bill of fare with the Russian tentacles throughout Ukranian govt. Especially the police forces.”
Don’t overlook the oligarchs. Tymoshenko is a billionaire. And of course you must look up George Soros in all of this.
People free to be fools. Putin’s puppet was overthrown predominantly by people who want national independence, not fascist. Putin is the real fascist.
Yes, I’ve noticed from the threads being posted on FR
American/EU imperialism, Jews, homos, George Soros, Monsanto, Nazis . . . it works, so the dictators stick with it.
I wouldn’t call the Russian jobs ‘cool’. They mainly consist of work in outmoded factories and foundries for long hours. It’s a job at least, but they’re not exactly skateboarding to work.
Yes, and it disgust be that we have lickspittles here praising an ignorant and brutal former commie who lacks basic decency towards all of the neighboring countries around Russia.
It is time for my “Luba” story. Luba is an attorney. Under Soviet rule she had 2500 people under her thumb in the shipbuilding industry on the Dnepra River. We were drinking Slavutitch pivos in her kitchen and talking about former Soviet Union. I mentioned the millions Stalin killed in Ukraine during Holodomor and old Luba got up and started screaming in a gutteral hateful voice at the top of her lungs;”NO...NO...NO... That put a damper on the evening. Point is, she misses communism like so many others over there.
Our journalists (if any dare to be there) will runaway very quickly when some of them get hurt and then totally rely on official press releases. Come to think of it I don't recall any reports by our brave journalists from on the scene there.
You've got the Soros/McCain/Bathhouse Barry/sodomite EU side of the story covered.
Yup. I’m a Neo-Nazi Soros supporter. And I work for Monsanto.
There’s a whole lot of disinformation and false reports, so everybody just needs to keep cool heads and react to information that’s 100% proven.
You could be paid for your "services" but I don't see why anyone would pay for the drivel you write.
Nazis/Monsato/FEMA is setting up concetration camps/9.11 false flag operation/4th Reich/all members of new Ukrainian government are Soros/NWO
You’re on to me. Most think I work for the CFR, but you’re sharp enough to know I actually work for the House of Rothschild. The CFR merely runs interference for us.
Their faithful representatives are here on this forum, thank you, with the usual references (and accusations) to NAZIS, ANTI-SEMITES, HOLOCAUST DENIERS.
Oh yes, some obscure (but JEWISH!) currency speculator named Soros, who, according to the paranoid, rules God’s Universe! No evidence is required, it’s understood, doncha know.
Unfortunately, they were largely people who lacked the wit to notice that openly bragging about how they were about to become the European Unions vassals was not independance, and that there is a seismic difference between independence and merely changing masters.
It’s not that Putin is being praised. It’s just that he is being compared to obama. As far as I’m concerned it’s about the lessor of two evils.
Funny how they weren’t smart enough to figure it out, but you did right away. /s
There are those among us who appear to be glad that 88(?) “Nazis” dies on the barricades of Maidan, and then there are the idiots who tell us that all those Ukrainians fighting and dying are idiots who are unable to understand that joining the West is merely changing their masters. Imagine, a nation of idiots!
Nonsense. These poor nations, mostly former commie ones, don’t want to be dominated by Putin’s crony capitalism. His own people don’t want it either. He’s running the country with a small oligarchy benefiting from his decisions. These poor countries want in the EU to get aid and development. I live in Europe and I see the advantage. It’s like having a rich uncle to help you out. Their not being mastered by the rest of Europe; that’s like calling the Marshall Plan a takeover of Europe.
Obama will go away in three years. Putin is a president-for-life type. People throughout Central Europe are now very fearful. That’s not a commendable thing, a conservative thing, or a Christian type of way to lead. Putin is a bully. Obama is a dolt.
“Obama will go away in three years.”
But the philosophy of our elitist rulers will not.
I reject the idea that we cannot push back in the USA, or that we’re no better off than Russia. I find that bizarre in the extreme.
The problem isn’t the leaders, it’s the people who elect them.
yes..and the same old soviet propaganda machine is at it...full of lies.
You live in Europe, whose out of control bureaucracy needs resources to plunder in order to try to stave of the collapse they have created for themselves by their policies... for a couple years (five at the most). At which time Ukraine will be part of the collapse.
If you can’t see the nature of what has happened here in this country, I find your views quite “bizarre.” This reprobate government has no business telling any other nation anything. We have no moral imperative other than “gay rights.” What a beacon of hope that is.
I won’t wish Ukraine’s freedom away because Barak Obama is an idiot.
What the problem with the "straight-arm" salutes? That's how Americans used to salute their flag before they changed it to hand over heart.
History changes things.
Swastikas were used before the Nazis took power, but you’d have to be out of your mind, or just a full-blown Nazi, to wear one today.