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Russia launches media war to win support for Ukraine action: AFP
FOCUS News Agency ^ | 2 March 2014

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.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: propaganda; russia; ukraine; viktoryanukovich; yuliatymoshenko

1 posted on 03/02/2014 10:28:40 AM PST by Grzegorz 246
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To: Grzegorz 246

They wouldn’t try to do so on FR, would they?


2 posted on 03/02/2014 10:29:51 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

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.


3 posted on 03/02/2014 10:31:31 AM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

Just like you can’t erase the videos of all those Lenin statues being toppled.


4 posted on 03/02/2014 10:32:49 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

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.


5 posted on 03/02/2014 10:34:42 AM PST by elhombrelibre (Free Ukraine. Free Venezuela. Free Syria. Free Iran. Free USA.)
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To: Grzegorz 246

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 don’t 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.


6 posted on 03/02/2014 10:35:31 AM PST by usual suspect
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

People free to be fools. Putin’s puppet was overthrown predominantly by people who want national independence, not fascist. Putin is the real fascist.


7 posted on 03/02/2014 10:35:42 AM PST by elhombrelibre (Free Ukraine. Free Venezuela. Free Syria. Free Iran. Free USA.)
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To: Grzegorz 246

Yes, I’ve noticed from the threads being posted on FR


8 posted on 03/02/2014 10:36:08 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: elhombrelibre

American/EU imperialism, Jews, homos, George Soros, Monsanto, Nazis . . . it works, so the dictators stick with it.


9 posted on 03/02/2014 10:38:49 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: usual suspect

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.


10 posted on 03/02/2014 10:39:08 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: 1rudeboy

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.


11 posted on 03/02/2014 10:41:21 AM PST by elhombrelibre (Free Ukraine. Free Venezuela. Free Syria. Free Iran. Free USA.)
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To: Viennacon

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.


12 posted on 03/02/2014 10:47:43 AM PST by usual suspect
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To: Grzegorz 246
By calling the Ukrainian forces marauders, bandits, mercenaries and terrorists we can expect the Russian forces to show no quarter nor see them uphold the rules of war. If this happens it will get very nasty.

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.

13 posted on 03/02/2014 10:49:11 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: 1rudeboy
They wouldn’t try to do so on FR, would they?

You've got the Soros/McCain/Bathhouse Barry/sodomite EU side of the story covered.

14 posted on 03/02/2014 10:51:01 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

Yup. I’m a Neo-Nazi Soros supporter. And I work for Monsanto.


15 posted on 03/02/2014 10:52:05 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Grzegorz 246

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.


16 posted on 03/02/2014 10:52:12 AM PST by Ivan Mazepa
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To: 1rudeboy
You certainly shill the Soros/McCain/sodomite EU line but that's nothing out of the ordinary for you. You've been shilling Globalist line on FR for years.

You could be paid for your "services" but I don't see why anyone would pay for the drivel you write.

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17 posted on 03/02/2014 10:59:51 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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Woo Hoo!

Less than $3.4k to go!!
GIT-R-DONE!

Make Today, Day 61 the day!

18 posted on 03/02/2014 11:02:51 AM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto
“Soros/McCain/Bathhouse Barry/sodomite EU”

Nazis/Monsato/FEMA is setting up concetration camps/9.11 false flag operation/4th Reich/all members of new Ukrainian government are Soros/NWO

Here, fixed.

19 posted on 03/02/2014 11:02:51 AM PST by Grzegorz 246
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

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.


20 posted on 03/02/2014 11:03:46 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Grzegorz 246


21 posted on 03/02/2014 11:05:56 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Grzegorz 246

Their faithful representatives are here on this forum, thank you, with the usual references (and accusations) to NAZIS, ANTI-SEMITES, HOLOCAUST DENIERS.


22 posted on 03/02/2014 11:07:57 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: Revolting cat!

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.


23 posted on 03/02/2014 11:10:16 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: elhombrelibre

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.


24 posted on 03/02/2014 11:11:33 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: elhombrelibre

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.


25 posted on 03/02/2014 11:12:04 AM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: 1rudeboy
Monsanto Nazis are in on it? That's new on me, no more Nachos with the weed for yours truly!


26 posted on 03/02/2014 11:12:45 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: MrEdd

Funny how they weren’t smart enough to figure it out, but you did right away. /s


27 posted on 03/02/2014 11:14:29 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Grzegorz 246

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!


28 posted on 03/02/2014 11:16:31 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: Revolting cat!

29 posted on 03/02/2014 11:31:17 AM PST by Grzegorz 246
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To: MrEdd

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.


30 posted on 03/02/2014 11:33:14 AM PST by elhombrelibre (Free Ukraine. Free Venezuela. Free Syria. Free Iran. Free USA.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

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.


31 posted on 03/02/2014 11:36:43 AM PST by elhombrelibre (Free Ukraine. Free Venezuela. Free Syria. Free Iran. Free USA.)
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To: elhombrelibre

“Obama will go away in three years.”

But the philosophy of our elitist rulers will not.


32 posted on 03/02/2014 11:44:03 AM PST by Luke21
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To: Luke21

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.


33 posted on 03/02/2014 11:46:32 AM PST by elhombrelibre (Free Ukraine. Free Venezuela. Free Syria. Free Iran. Free USA.)
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To: elhombrelibre

The problem isn’t the leaders, it’s the people who elect them.


34 posted on 03/02/2014 11:47:52 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Grzegorz 246
Here is how Russia treated Ukraine.

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Ukraine%20Harvest%20of%20despair&sm=3

35 posted on 03/02/2014 11:48:00 AM PST by elhombrelibre (Free Ukraine. Free Venezuela. Free Syria. Free Iran. Free USA.)
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To: elhombrelibre

yes..and the same old soviet propaganda machine is at it...full of lies.


36 posted on 03/02/2014 11:48:43 AM PST by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: elhombrelibre

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.


37 posted on 03/02/2014 12:02:08 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: elhombrelibre

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.


38 posted on 03/02/2014 1:48:50 PM PST by Luke21
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To: Luke21

I won’t wish Ukraine’s freedom away because Barak Obama is an idiot.


39 posted on 03/02/2014 2:28:53 PM PST by elhombrelibre (Free Ukraine. Free Venezuela. Free Syria. Free Iran. Free USA.)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
"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."

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.

40 posted on 03/02/2014 3:35:17 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

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.


41 posted on 03/02/2014 3:36:35 PM PST by dfwgator
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