Carl Gershman has literally spilled the beans on NED operations in Eastern Europe…
The pranker Vovan, (or Lexus, I don’t know which one is which) crashes an online chat of the NED posing as Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the leader of the Belarusian opposition. Carl Gershman is there, and some people I do not know. The entire video is in English, and it is cringe.
Update: More biographical info on the participants from a friend: “I did some digging on that Barbara Haig cunt. She’s the child of Alexander Meigs Haig, a lunatic US Army general who later became US Secretary of State between in 1981-1982 and wanted the USA to side with Argentina over Britain in the Falklands War and later was involved in a deranged organization called the “American Committee For Peace in Chechnya”.
This is really amusing, however it is a consequence of low political culture in our country…
Our Prime Minister, Andrej Babiš demanded EU countries oust at least one diplomat in support of the Czech Republic in the Vrbětice explosions affair. What happened was a Zrada. Nobody expelled any diplomats! Well, previously some countries did expel some diplomats in solidarity, those countries were the Baltic three, Slovakia and, I reckon Poland. And that’s it, none of the Westerners give a fuck… we are in a club with Latvia, and Bulgaria, and Ukraine, where we send weapons. Those shitholes are our true friends, who not only believe our baseless stories but are ready to act to punish the Russians.
The Vice Premier, and Minister of Finance, Alena Schillerová embarrassed herself by demanding one billion CZK in compensation from Russia for the Vrbětice affair. To which the Duma representative for foreign affairs, Leonid Slutskiy said the Czechs should seek compensation from their puppeteers in Washington because the Vrbětice hoax was likely inspired from there. I will say I am loving this new rhetoric of the Russian officials and I am wondering why this change hasn’t come earlier. I guess the Kremlins had a misplaced hope for the Trump administration.
If you haven’t heard about Serhiy Leshchenko by now, he has an extensive English language Wikipedia page.
To sum up this individual, all I can say is that he is absolutely against Russia, and an old time granteater. He calls Russia an aggressor, calls on the West to enact sanctions against that country, hates Putler…
And then low and behold, his wife plays Techno in a Moscow club, Mutabor.
This is the essence of the Ukrainian elite. They peddle Russophobia in the parliament and yet speak Russian at home, and they do not shy from making money in Russia, while they make claims about Russian aggression. They deny the common Ukrainian children education in the Russian language, while their children get the best education in a variety of languages, including Russian. I recall a recent story about a private kindergarten in Dnipro, which said they will not stop communicating in Russian because Russian is the language of the he elite.
I personally do not care about DJ Nastia, Anastasia Topol’skaya, Leshchenko’s wife DJing in Russia, reports have it she even plays in Crimea. She is a DJ, and the nightclub is her World. And while she is guilty of also peddling Russophobia, she has also criticized Svidomism. I understand the girl may be confused about ethnopolitics but Mr. Leschchenko should know better. Mr. Leshchenko was a political journalist, activist, and parliamentarian. Guess what he said in defence of his wife?
“She deserves the highest form of support from Ukrainians. What concerns her activity in Russia, she is in a country which represses this culture. The event in Russia was attended by many LGBT people, a minority which is suffering under Putin and Kadyrov. It is important to support the marginalised people in Russia, who are dying, who are being killed by the Putin’s regime. Her travel to Russia also served to support the people, who are victims of the Putin regime.”
Fuck me man! What a lying snake! This is an official club in Moscow, the ticket costs 1,800 RUB (24 USD). The club pays taxes into the Russian budget, and Leshchenko’s wife did a show there.
Despite the wish of Ukraine to become a member of the EU and NATO being enshrined in the country’s constitution, the fulfillment of this wish may be further than some mayhope…
It is unfortunate for the Svidomites, but 7 years after the signing of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU, Ukraine is still not a candidate for membership. At the recent visit of US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken to Kiev it became apparent the US gave a cold shoulder to Ukraine’s NATO aspirations. Rumor has it, Victoria Nuland told Zelensky to cool it with his NATO aspirations. Ukraine gets the same reaction from the EU. The Ukrainian officials demand fruitlessly guarantees by the EU that Ukraine will one day become a member of the EU and the EU does not give any such guarantees.
I may have mentioned it before on this blog but Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia are not targets of the EU expansion. Ukraine’s, Moldova’s, and Georgia’s situation is however further compounded by territorial disputes. It is clear that these disputes prevent the assertion to NATO for these countries but little less obvious is that these disputes prevent Ukraine from joining the EU as well.
And while, Transnistria does not have an armed conflict, and Abkhazia, and South Ossetia are quiet too, we hear almost every month about casualties in the Donbas. Donbas has a small intensity war. And while the other frozen conflicts can be mediated through the UN before the country ascends to the EU, see the case of Cyprus, the conflict in the Donbas would first have to calm down if Ukraine is to ever seriously consider an EU ascension.
Ukraine has a wretched economy. It is literally the extreme East of Europe and it closed its door to Eurasia. This does not bode well for any economic development. It is said Ukraine will reach economic parity with Poland in 40 years. Ukraine even lags behind any of the current candidates for EU membership. Economically, the Russian Federation has more chance of becoming a member of the EU than Ukraine.
Also consider that the Kiev regime is unwilling to fulfill its obligations under the Minsk Agreements. The current strategy of Kiev is to get the US, UK and Canada on board of the Minsk group. The continental guarantors of the treaties, that is Russia, France, and Germany would hardly find a common ground on this, and quite frankly affairs here on the continent should be delegated to continental powers.
The internal conflict, the bad economic configuration, the unwillingness of Kiev to resolve the conflict in Donbas, and the expansion plans of the EU, all postpone the Ukrainian ascension to the EU by many decades. The EU may even disintegrate before Ukraine even manages to become a candidate for membership, Ukraine may disintegrate too. The Ukrainian politicians should stop using the EU and NATO as their ideological mantra because the goals are improbable.
Notorious Ukrainian veteran of the war in Donbass and a public figure in Ukraine, Semyon Semenchenko was taken under arrest on 24 March, for two months and without the right of bail, on the accusation of being involved in contraband of weapons from Russia.
Ukrainian Member of the Rada, Vadim Rabinovich wrote the following on his Facebook:
China’s reply to Ukraine’s stance on the “Motor Sich”.
The Chinese have long maintained their neutrality on the issue of Crimea. However, they have suddenly “changed their mind” and have dispatched there a representative committee headed by the members of the Beijing Export-Import Commission to “establish partnership”. The Chinese businessmen have, together with local authorities, agreed to establish contacts with local companies, they have presented an action plan in the area of tourism and health tours for Chinese citizens. They are also ready to invest in the hotel industry.
RIA Novosti reports the Crimean Minister of Economic Development confirmed a visit of Chinese businessmen took place.
Motor Sich is a Ukrainian factory that makes engines for airplanes. A large share in the company was recently sold by its private owners to Chinese investors. The Ukrainian government, likely under pressure from America, sanctioned the Chinese investors, and said this is a matter of national security.
It begs a question, whose national security? Ukraine’s or America’s? The governments of the East European countries seem to have made American economic and security issues their own. A perfect colonial relationship.
However, a report about them in the Russian media was censored by Facebook because it said the radicals had links to Ukraine. They were basing this claim on information provided by an insider in the security forces. Facebook has blocked the Russian media report after an analysis done by their Ukrainian fact checkers, the Stop Fake group. I have already featured them on this blog once. Their integrity is impeccable.
The Stop Fake argues that in the official press release of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, there isn’t anything said about Ukrainian affiliation of the arrested, and that they were all Russian citizens. This however does not mean anything. It has to be noted that following the Maidan and the outbreak of military conflict in the Donbass, many Russian Neonazis, literal Hitler worshipers, went to exile to Ukraine because over there they can practice their love for Hitler without repercussions.
I have recently found, for instance, this Neonazi Black Metal group which migrated from Tver, Russia to Ukraine. They recently held a concert in Kiev.
Many of these types have served in Ukraine’s armed forces and they have veteran organizations. My knowledge about them only scratches the surfaces, the topic of Russian neonazis in Ukraine’s forces is a topic for a separate discussion.
But bottom line is that there aren’t just links between Ukrainian and Russian neonazis and an existence of a neonazi group in Russia with contacts in Ukraine is not something implausible.
Links of Stop Fake to Neonazis
Recently, the Ukrainian Soros funded publication Zaborana mentioned some cozy relationships between representatives of Stop Fake and radical nationalists:
One month earlier on June 2nd, Zaborona’s official Facebook page shared a publication about Denis Nikitin, a key figure among European ultra-right radicals, which the social network then blocked 18 hours later. Soon after, Facebook explained that the post was removed by mistake (assumingly, due to a photograph illustrating the material, in which a Ukrainian man wrapped in a swastika flag throws his hand in the Nazi salute) and reinstated it the next day. Zaborona decided to follow up on the incident and later released the material discussing alleged links of the fact-checking project StopFake to Ukrainian far-right and neo-Nazi organisations. Zaborona journalists explained their interest by the fact that after the removal of the Facebook post, some readers recommended to search for possible motives of the new fact-checking partner of Facebook in Ukraine– StopFake.org. On March 27th, Facebook indeed confirmed its partnership with StopFake and VoxUkraine to increase its fact-checking capacities on social network pages in Ukraine.
Zaborona eventually released material that first focused on Yevhen Fedchenko – the co-founder and chief editor for StopFake and director of the Mohyla School of Journalism at National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. It pointed out Fedchenko’s habit of taking political stances, speaking against freedom of the press and on one occasion even whitewashing the reputation of a Ukrainian far-right group C14 (Sich), Ukraine’s controversial group of far-right radicals, by singling out one of its members as his respected colleague. Fedchenko has also been accused of taking the side of Myrotvorets, or Peacemaker, a Ukrainian nationalist website that in 2016 doxed the personal data of more than 5,000 Ukrainian and foreign reporters with press passes issued by the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, labeling them “terrorist collaborators”. A closer look, however, reveals that Zaborona’s allegations seem to be taken out of context and might conceal more complex motives in explaining such statements.
Later the Zaborona report moves on to Marko Suprun, “the main face of StopFake” and the person in charge of the English-language StopFakeNews project on YouTube. According to Zaborona’s findings, Suprun has often been spotted in the company of Ukraine’s infamous far-right figures, notably Arseniy Bilodub, the founder of the far-right clothing brand SvasStone and the leader of the hatecore band Sokyra Peruna, and Andriy Sereda, the frontman of another controversial rock band Komu Vnyz. The material refers to photographs of Suprun spotted together with both Bilodub and Sereda, as well as other Ukraine’s far-right radicals, and cites the opinions of experts, who point out that StopFake has become “too politicised,” and that Marko Suprun’s friendship with the extreme right may affect the organisation’s image.
Yevhen Fedchenko blocked me on Twitter after I shared information on Jakub Janda to him. Marko Suprun is the husband of the Ukrainian-American, former Minister of Health of Ukraine, Ulyana Suprun. I am not surprised a Ukrainian-American would hang out with neonazis since many of them are descended from fugitive Nazi collaborators, who were given shelter by the CIA as useful assets in the fight against the Soviet Union. It is without question that having not undergone any denazification, these people still adhere to radical nationalist ideals.
The president of Azerbaijan, Il’kham Aliev said the Azeri Militari did not register the use of Iskander missiles. Earlier the president of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan criticized the Russian made weapons system, saying their accuracy was around 10%. This has caused indignation among the Armenian military, who called for Pashinyan’s resignation. This story is some comedy…