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  • Crimea without power from Ukraine after electricity pylons 'blown up'

    11/22/2015 11:06:15 AM PST · by amorphous · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | 22 Nov 2015 | Jason Bush and Alessandra Prentice
    Crimea was left without electricity supplies from Ukraine on Sunday after pylons carrying power lines to the Russia-annexed peninsula were blown up overnight. It was not immediately clear who had damaged the pylons, but a Russian senator described the move as an "act of terrorism" and implied that Ukrainian nationalists were to blame. Crimea receives the bulk of its electricity from the Ukrainian mainland and its seizure by Russia last year prompted fury in Kiev and the West, which then imposed economic sanctions on Russian companies and individuals. Russia's Energy Ministry said emergency electricity supplies had been turned on for...
  • ....The secrets of Ukraine's shameful 'Holocaust of Bullets' killing centre where 1.6million Jews...

    08/24/2015 9:14:44 AM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies ^ | 24 August 2015 | Will Stewart for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: 'Blood oozed through the soil at grave sites. You could see the pits move, some of them were still alive': The secrets of Ukraine's shameful 'Holocaust of Bullets' killing centre where 1.6million Jews were executed WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Seventy years on from the end of the Second World War the full, shocking scale of the Nazi-inspired Holocaust in Ukraine is finally being revealed - thanks to pioneering work by a French Catholic priest to research the truth of the industrial-scale killing. Around 2,000 mass graves of Jewish victims have been located where men, women and children were shot...
  • The Putin Syndicate (Russia's mafia state)

    06/09/2015 12:58:51 PM PDT · by lodi90 · 44 replies
    RFE/RL ^ | 6/9/2015 | Brian Whitmore
    When Russia annexed Crimea, the Kremlin installed a reputed gangster known as "the Goblin" to run the peninsula. When Moscow's agents abducted Estonian law enforcement officer Eston Kohver, they used a mafia-run smuggling ring to set him up. And of course, organized crime groups have played a prominent role in the Moscow-instigated conflicts in Transdniester, South Ossetia, Abkhazia, and Donbas. It has become something of a cliche to call Vladimir Putin's Russia a "mafia state." But cliche or not, the term actually fits. Not just because the Kremlin and organized crime groups are closely linked. And not just because Moscow...
  • M17 crash: Ukraine PM's Anger Over "international crime"

    07/19/2014 4:51:10 AM PDT · by yldstrk · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | July 18, 2014 | none
    The Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down and called it an international crime which must be investigated by the international tribunal in the Hague. The Boeing 777 was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, carrying 298 people, when it crashed in rebel-held territory on Thursday. The two sides in Ukraine's civil conflict have accused each other of shooting the jet down with a missile. The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, said that Ukraine bore responsibility for the tragedy.
  • Shots Fired as Russian Forces Storm Ukrainian Military Bases in Crimea

    03/18/2014 1:20:12 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 5 replies
    Sky News ^ | 03-18-14 | Staff
    Ukraine has warned that the conflict in Crimea has entered a "military stage" after troops stormed an army base in Simferopol, killing one soldier. The soldier, identified by the defence ministry as warrant officer S. V. Kakurin, died after being shot in the neck when gunmen attacked the compound. Regional defence ministry spokesman Vladislav Seleznyov said a second soldier was wounded in the attack. Mr Seleznyov did not specify whether the base was stormed by Russian soldiers or pro-Kremlin militia patrolling the area. Witnesses said there was no immediate evidence that Russian soldiers were responsible for the attack. However, Ukraine's...
  • Putin's Real Great Game: Energy Imperialism (Ukraine)

    03/07/2014 6:50:02 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Mar 2014, 4:18 AM PDT | Peter Glover
    Know your enemy is a great axiom of war - and politics. Whatever we may think of Putin's despotic rule, it is hard not to admire his ability to continually run strategic rings around Western leaders. As the West's leaders meet to consider how best to 'influence' Russia to leave the Ukraine, they are resigned to considering economic sanctions as the only real option available. They are wrong. Further, their view is predicated on the belief that Putin genuinely believes in the need to reinstate Ukraine's pro-Russian democratically elected president and protecting the indigenous Russian population. Hence, the public explanation...
  • Ukrainian Leader Declares Crimea Referendum an Illegal Farce

    03/06/2014 10:09:03 AM PST · by lbryce · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 6, 2014 | Staff
    Ukraine's acting president said on Thursday a referendum planned by the pro-Moscow parliament in Crimea on joining Russia was illegitimate, and declared it a farce and crime organized by the Russian military. In a short televised address, Oleksander Turchinov said the Ukrainian parliament would start procedures to dismiss the Crimean assembly and block the referendum.
  • Crimean authorities discriminating Russian language

    06/01/2005 3:35:21 PM PDT · by jb6 · 18 replies · 328+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 2/06/2005
    MOSCOW, June 1 (RIA Novosti) - The refusal of authorities of the Crimean autonomy (Ukraine) to distribute official information in Russian contradicts the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, said State Duma (the lower house of the Russian parliament) deputy Konstantin Zatulin. "This is a direct violation of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. The charter allows to use, for instance, the Russian language alongside with the official Ukrainian language in the regions with the dominating Russian population," he said. "Crimean residents may seek protection of their interests in European institutions." "Everyone, including Ukrainians and Tatars, speaks...
  • It’s Time In solidarity with the protesters in Kiev.

    11/29/2004 5:38:27 AM PST · by Kozak · 10 replies · 296+ views
    Natinal Review Online ^ | 11/29/04 | Andrew Stutaford
    It’s Time In solidarity with the protesters in Kiev. New York City, Saturday — In Manhattan, they say, everyone wears black, but not this Saturday, not in this plaza just across from the U.N. The demonstrators, perhaps 500, perhaps more, have turned up on this briefly glorious late autumn day in orange hats, in orange scarves, in orange coats, in orange sweaters, draped in orange blankets, wearing orange ribbons; anything, however small, will do so long as it is orange. Baseball cap advertising Land Rover? No problem. If it's orange, it's fine. Sweatshirt proclaiming the virtues of Steinway pianos? Why...
  • UKRAINE: 2 more Russian planes with Special Ops (Same troops who evacuated russian embassy in Iraq)

    11/24/2004 2:26:02 PM PST · by b2stealth · 25 replies · 1,006+ views
    Is “Vityaz’” Only a Cover-Up? Special Forces unit “Vityaz’” guarding the President Administration building on Bankova Str is nothing more but a cover-up of the main operation. It is to be conducted by the Russian fighters, members of the Special Forces unit “Vympel”. We learned from reliable sources that yesterday two new planes arrived to the Special Forces airport “Vasil’kov”; each plane had 30 fighters of Russian Special Forces on board. Besides them, the day group of Russian Special Forces, “Drob’” , arrived as well. The mission of the group is to evacuate the most important information and its guardians,...