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Ukraine: US Lies, Provocation, Broken Promises, Fake News

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PostAuthor: Anthea » Fri Mar 29, 2024 10:43 pm

Presidential election in Russia
By Dmitri Kovalevich

Dmitri Kovalevich is the special correspondent in Ukraine for Al Mayadeen English. This report delves into the Russian Presidential Election and Ukriane's upcoming new mobilization law

The March 15 to 17 presidential election in Russia dominated the Ukrainian information and political space throughout that month. Events at the military front, controversy over forced conscription, and economic problems all took a back seat.

Investigators of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) are now preparing prosecutions they hope to wage one day against those people in the new Russian territories of Donetsk, Lugansk, Kherson, and Zaporozhye who appeared in social media or in traditional media and spoke favorably of Russia or the election.

Judging by the results, it is in the new territories that support for the Russian president was the highest of all across Russia. For all of Russia, there was a record turnout of 77.4 percent, according to the country's electoral commission. (The previous record was 74.7 percent set in 1991). Vladimir Putin received 87.3 percent of the vote; the second-place finisher was the Communist Party's Nikolai Kharitonov with 4.3 percent. Putin said he was pleasantly surprised by the high results he and his party scored.

    The Donetsk Republic of the Russian Federation scored the highest results, with a turnout of 88% and a vote for Putin 95%. Donetsk was the region hit hardest by Ukraine's low-intensity war launched in 2014 and has seen by far the hardest fighting since 2022 when Russia responded to the threats and never-ending provocations by the Ukraine regime and its NATO backers
The Ukrainian Telegram channel 'Legitimny' wrote on March 18 that support for the incumbent president was partly the result of hostile Western policies towards the Russian people as a whole. "Vladimir Putin gained a maximum of votes due to the hostile actions of Western countries, attempting to humiliate the Russian people".

The outlet went on to note the differing political conditions between Russia and Ukraine. "Putin and his government held elections under difficult conditions, while in Ukraine, the 'democratic' president Volodymyr Zelensky governs through martial law and is afraid to hold elections for fear of losing. Officially, Ukraine does not even consider itself to be at war", it writes.

An official declaration by Ukraine of a state of war could inhibit further loans and grants from international institutions such as the IMF whose statutes caution or outright prohibit loans to countries at war. The Ukraine government says it is merely responding to aggression. In 2023, the IMF made an exception of Ukraine to its rule forbidding loans to countries at war, calling the situation there a "situation of exceptionally high uncertainty".

Unsuccessful military incursions by Ukraine into Russian territories

The governing regime in Kiev spent considerable resources on attempts to disrupt the election in the Russian Federation. Days prior to the vote, Ukraine's armed forces staged a large incursion into the Russian border regions of Belgorod and Kursk. (The two cities are approximately 100 km apart, and Belgorod is only some 60 km from Kharkiv, the second largest city in Ukraine.)

As usual, Western media announced the incursion but then neglected to report its result. The Russian military shook its head at the effort, saying it ended in the complete destruction of the Ukrainian forces involved, including the loss of much armoured equipment and ammunition, which is already in dire, short supply in Ukraine.

No less than the Washington Post acknowledged in a March 15 report from Belgorod that shelling attacks and incursions by Ukraine have only increased local support for the Russian government and president. The Post writes, "For many residents, such attacks only deepen their support for Putin."

Putin reported in a teleconference with members of the Security Council of the Russian Federation that was broadcast on the Russian presidency's website that the Belgorod/Kursk incursion involved more than 2,500 soldiers 35 tanks, and about 40 armored combat vehicles. He said the enemy had no success.

One of the purposes of this effort, Putin said, was "to "divert the attention of the people of Ukraine from the real state of affairs along the line of contact, and divert the attention of the people in countries from which the Kyiv regime continues to beg for money and all sorts of other handouts."

Russian military expert Boris Rozhin wrote on Telegram on March 14 about the incursions, saying, "When they say that elections in Russia are not interesting and have predictable results, just remember that several hundred people died in the border region of Belgorod region this month in an attempt to disrupt them."

There was, indeed, much that was absurd in the desperate attempts to disrupt the Russian election. The West still considers Russia an 'authoritarian state' and does not recognize its elections as being democratic. Russians, however, do not care about such opinions, and so attempts to disrupt an election in Russia considered in advance by the West and by the Kyiv regime to be illegitimate appear utterly pointless. The attempts at disruption only show that the West and Ukraine are well aware of the mood in Russian society in support of the government and are very dissatisfied with that.

The Russian TV channel Rossiya 1 reported at the time of the incursions by Ukraine that Russian intelligence knew several weeks in advance of the plans of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) to attack the Belgorod region and it had an idea of exactly where the enemy was going to attack. As part of the preparations, the Russian Armed Forces grouping in the Belgorod region was reinforced.

In response to each successive failure of an operation by the AFU, purges occur among officers and commanders due to the beliefs of the regime of President Zelensky and its Western military instructors that there are many in the AFU whose sympathies lie with Russia.

Ukrainian political scientist Konstantin Bondarenko wrote on Telegram on March 18 that the purpose of military incursions into Russia has "not so much been to disrupt elections in Russia, as reported by some 'analysts', but, rather, to prevent any peace negotiations. Well, it seems that the incursions have achieved their goal."

More cannon fodder for U.S. senators

The average Ukrainian is not really interested in the elections in the Russian Federation. He or she is naturally more concerned about personal survival, especially when thousands of Ukrainian men are still being forcibly conscripted every week to the front lines. (Exact conscription numbers are treated by the Ukraine government as classified information.) According to the Ukrainian news publication Strana.ua, citing a deputy from Zelensky's party, conscription is being carried out and intensified in order to show to the U.S. government the alleged military effectiveness of the Ukrainian leadership. "Conscription should intensify in Ukraine," the deputy says. "People should go to the front. That's because if they were to perceive in Washington that Ukrainians do not want to fight, no one there will continue to press for continued U.S. arms transfers, not even the Democrats."

This claim in Strana was confirmed by the visit to Kiev of U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham on March 18. He called upon young people in Ukraine to join the AFU. "I would hope that those eligible to serve in the Ukrainian military would join. I can't believe it [the age for obligatory military service] is at 27," he said. "You're in a fight for your life, so you should be serving, and not at age 25 or 27. We [sic] need more people in the line."

The fact that a U.S. senator calmly calls upon yet more Ukrainian people to serve as cannon fodder in a war against Russia is a very telling example of where Ukraine 'independence' truly stands in today's world.

Emotional display in the Ukraine Rada of non-recognition of Russian elections

Ukrainian Rada (legislature) deputy Yevhen Shevchenko wrote on Telegram about the topic of the Russian presidential election, saying the subject was central to the Rada session of March 14. Deputies of Zelensky's party and of the party of former President Petro Poroshenko competed in shouting anti-Russian rhetoric the loudest, literally going hysterical, Shevchenko wrote. "Do you know how the legislative session took place today? Traditionally, it began with the anthem and a minute of silence. Included in the schedule was a resolution for non-recognition of the election of the Russian president in the occupied territories of Ukraine. Speeches from groups and factions took place for three minutes each. The loudest speakers were Petro Poroshenko and Maxim Buzhansky [of Zelensky's 'Servant of the People' party]. The latter managed to exceed the decibels coming from Petro Poroshenko. My eardrums almost burst from their screeching."

According to Shevchenko, almost half of the deputies were not in attendance. Lately, Ukrainian deputies have been boycotting Rada sessions, but not for political reasons. They have been demanding permission to travel abroad, where they can vacation and seek more sponsors. Zelensky has forbidden deputies to travel abroad without his approval, as he fears their contacts with Western sponsors. Deputies are absent from Rada sessions for different reasons; one reason is that poor attendance could result in expulsion and the deputy could no longer be banned from travel. All Ukrainian men under the age of 65 are banned from travel abroad, but exceptions are granted for state business or personal business (health care, for example, or care of elders).

Why so much emotion and passion about elections in Russia? The Russian voter is unlikely to listen to the hysterical outbursts of Ukrainian deputies. Neither will the non-recognition of elections by the Verkhovna Rada affect the election results. The main audience is the Ukrainian public, who the government is constantly working to keep it in a state of nervous tension. There are also Western creditors to please. They constantly evaluate the actions of the Ukrainian authorities according to the effectiveness of anti-Russian actions, not according to whatever benefits to Ukrainian society that their actions may bring.

Zelensky, as an actor, was the one to initially adopt the tactic of "emotional diplomacy" whereby hysteria, screaming, tears and other theatrics replace rational arguments and signed documents.

The truth of the matter is that Ukraine is only a battering ram, whose purpose is to contribute to the weakening and destruction of the Russian Federation, even at the cost of Ukraine's existence. Latvian President Edgars Rinkevics candidly wrote on the day of the Russian election in support of the introduction of French troops into Ukraine. His words included the phrase 'Russia delenda est!' ('Russia must be destroyed!'), borrowing from the original phrase by Roman ruler Cato about Rome's desire to destroy the competing city of Carthage.

It should be noted that in modern Nazi mythology, the ancient wars of Rome against Carthage, as well as the wars of Athens against Persia and the campaigns of Alexander the Great, are typically interpreted as wars by 'civilized' Europe against 'barbaric' Asia.

Legitimizing Dictatorship in Ukraine

Deputies of Zelensky's party do not hide their aspirations for dictatorship. Dictatorship is the tool that "can help" Ukraine to defeat Russia, said Serhiy Demchenko, a deputy the 'Servant of the People', on March 18. At the same time, he admitted, "for the country, for the people, dictatorship is definitely a disadvantage, always."

Another deputy from Zelensky's party, Oleg Dunda, told Ukrainian television that democracy, human rights and freedoms can be talked about only after the war is over, advising to forget about these concepts for now. "During the war, we have only one task - survival. Everything we do must be aimed precisely at this."

In Ukraine, elections for the presidency and the Rada were supposed to be held this past month, according to the five-year term limits set out in the Ukraine constitution. But Volodymyr Zelensky instead extended martial law and canceled the holding of elections. The Ukrainian constitution does not clearly answer whether elections can be held during martial law. There is a legal conflict at play here, which may be resolved by the Constitutional Court of Ukraine (CCU).

As the Ukrainian mass media reported back in February, the presidential office first thought of appealing to the Constitutional Court for an election delay. But the office changed its mind because of the danger the Court may give an unfavorable ruling, declaring Zelensky's electoral mandate to be expired and his term as president ended. The majority of the members of the Constitutional Court were appointed under former president Petro Poroshenko and remain his protégés; as well, the former president happens to dream of a return to power.

Last year, under pressure from legal and constitutional experts in the countries supporting Ukraine, was against Russia, Zelensky announced changes to the selection process for judges on the Court, making it more open and competitive.

According to former Rada deputy Igor Mosiychuk, Zelensky wants only people loyal to him to be appointed to the Constitutional Court, with a view to extending his expired electoral mandate. Mosiychuk wrote that Zelensky is seeking to be "appointed emperor for eternity by a decision of the Constitutional Court".

What Constitutional Court selections reveal

To apply for a posting to the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, a citizen of Ukraine must be over 40 years of age and must have worked for at least 15 years in some capacity in the judiciary. Candidates are predominantly judges of lower courts. Applicants must pass an exam on the knowledge of law and the Constitution, and they must report on their income. Since 2023, the competitive selection process is public. Thanks to this, the citizens of Ukraine have been viewing broadcasts of evaluations of the judicial system in general and its serving judges in particular.

There are 18 judges who serve on the Court; currently, there are five vacancies.

One unfortunate judge of the Economic Court of Zakarpattia region and candidate for the Constitutional Court, Lubomyr Andriychuk, could not correctly answer the date when the Constitution of Ukraine was adopted during the live broadcast of his interview process. He first tried to avoid answering, then answered '1991'. The correct answer was 1996. Since 2019, he has been teaching law at Uzhgorod National University.

At the same interview, Andriychuk was asked about his ownership of two land plots in the elite resort of Bukovel. He had bought the plots for a pittance, allegedly for the purpose of farming. But he ended up selling the plots for millions of hryvnia for the construction of cottages. When asked during his application interview how the intended purpose of the land was changed from farming, he could not answer, saying that all the relevant documents are now in the possession of the buyer.

It turns out that Ukrainian judges benefit from unthinkable prices for real estate. One judge candidate for the CCU indicated that he lives in an apartment of 43 square meters (420 square feet) which he purchased for eight hryvnia (20 U.S. cents). Another judge candidate, Alexander Radutny, indicated in his declaration that he owns a house, two apartments, and two vehicle garages, and for each one he paid one hryvnia (three U.S. cents). "These errors have now been corrected," he told inquirers, adding that he is very bad at converting currencies.

Maksym Muzyka, a judge of the Economic Court of Khmelnytskyi region, did not answer inquirers' questions because he had "had not prepared". When asked why he did not declare his ownership of a land plot he purchased in 2012-2013, he explained that until 2015, such a declaration was "only a formality".

Another candidate for a Court position could not specify the value of the apartment she bought because her mother forbade her to talk about it. The mother is a pensioner from the provincial town of Stryi and she somehow managed to buy an elite apartment in Kiev.

The judge of the Economic Court of Mykolaiv region, Oleksandr Tkachenko, admitted at his inquiry that he had approved the work of Parma LLC in building two garages without proper judicial authorization and received two garages in exchange. He sees nothing wrong with that.

It should be noted that judicial positions in Ukraine since the late 1980s have been considered hereditary or for sale. They do not necessarily require that the persons holding them have any specialized legal training and knowledge. All legal formulations are prepared by assistants and secretaries, who themselves may have been excellent students at law faculties but may never be able to acquire a judicial position for themselves.

On May 29, the chairman of the CCU Serhiy Golovatiy will turn 70 years old and will be due to step down from the post due to his age. Last week, the Zerkalo Nedeli weekly reported that the Constitutional Court will be headed by the current speaker of the Verkhovna Rada, Ruslan Stefanchuk. Even members of the 'Servant of The People' electoral machine recognize his lack of professional training and knowledge in this area.

"Although he [Stefanchuk] is not a specialist in constitutional law but a specialist in civil law, his knowledge, thoughts and creative ideas regarding constitutional and legal matters are at a very high level," said Fedor Venislavskyy, the former presidential representative to the CCU. Simply put, even though he is not a specialist, Stefanchuk has "creative" ideas about understanding the constitution (including, no doubt, how to interpret it frivolously).

The very procedure of selecting members of the Constitutional Court demonstrates the corruption and unprofessionalism that predominate in Ukrainian courts. Ordinary Ukrainians, of course, may have serious questions as to how members of the courts without adequate training have managed to work for years in the Ukrainian judicial system. Many of them have been issuing verdicts deciding the fates of people and businesses. Those CCU member judges who are now expected to legitimize Zelensky's usurpation of power are actually discrediting the judicial system through the public contest to win seats on it.

However, for the Western powers, in spite of these frank confessions and the abolition of elections in Ukraine in 2024, Russia, not Ukraine, remains the 'dictatorship' that must be fought.

And even though Ukraine has actually turned into a real prison for its people, from which men conscripted by the military are daily trying to escape through minefields or taking other dire risks to their lives, the Western media still considers Ukraine a 'model of democracy'… as long as it sends its citizens to their deaths in the interests of the likes of Senator Lindsey Graham.

Much of this harkens back to the years of the 1920s and 1930s in Europe when Nazi and fascist dictatorships throughout the continent were supported by the elites as weapons to deter a Russian 'threat' and the threatening specter of communism.

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PostAuthor: Anthea » Fri Mar 29, 2024 10:47 pm

$44bln of US aid to Ukraine missing

GAO has released a damning report, revealing that the US Department of State has failed to effectively coordinate and oversee more than $44 billion in supplies destined for Ukraine

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported, on Thursday, that the US Department of State is neglecting its responsibility to coordinate and oversee over $44 billion in American supplies to Ukraine.

"State doesn't have a systematic, comprehensive approach to specifically track this funding," the GAO said. "We recommended that the State better track funding related to the Ukraine crisis."

In further detail, GAO unmasked that the State Department lacked a structured method for categorizing and monitoring foreign aid designated specifically for addressing the war in Ukraine. As a result, the Department encountered difficulties in accurately reporting the status of this assistance.

"Without such separate tracking, the State cannot provide timely information on the status of foreign assistance related to the Ukraine crisis that can be used to understand the status of assistance and to inform decisions about future funding," GAO said.

In the last two years, GAO noted that four US agencies have designated $44.1 billion from supplementary allocations and other resources to tackle the economic and humanitarian challenges faced by individuals impacted by the Ukraine crisis.

US weapons to Ukraine funneled into black market

Last year, former senior Pentagon Advisor Col. Douglas Macgregor highlighted the possibility of US-supplied weapons to Ukraine ending up on the black market.

"We're sending a billion dollars worth of equipment and much of it disappears perhaps on the black market and the cash never gets where it's supposed to go! What's happening right now demands our attention and understanding," Colonel Douglas Macgregor said in a post on X.

Similarly, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu constantly stated the arms supplied by the West to Ukraine were ending up on the black market and spreading across West Asia.

Since the start of the war in Ukraine, Western countries have been steadily offering military aid to Ukraine, evolving from artillery munitions and training in 2022 to more substantial weaponry, including tanks, throughout 2023 and 2024.

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PostAuthor: Anthea » Sat Apr 13, 2024 5:18 pm

Domino effect

Since the war began in 2022, Trump has vowed that he would end the crisis within 24 hours.

"If I were president, the Russia/Ukraine war would never have happened, but even now, if president, I would be able to negotiate an end to this horrible and rapidly escalating war within 24 hours," Trump said in January last year on the Truth Social platform.

Last month, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Trump vowed not to provide financial assistance to Ukraine if reelected this fall.

"If the Americans do not give weapons and money, and the Europeans follow them, then the war will end. If the Americans do not give money, then the Europeans are not able to finance this war themselves, and then it will end," he said.

REMEMBER:

    US was behind illegal coup to overthrow elected government

    Minsk agreements signed guaranteeing Donbass self rule

    UNSC excepted Minsk agreement into INTERNATIONAL LAW

    Kiev has been illegally attacking Donbass and slaughtering thousands of innocent people for 9 years

    Everyone supporting the war against Donbass is breaking international law

    US have many interests in Ukraine and lied about it's Biolabs

    Nobody dares to stand against the US bullies
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PostAuthor: Anthea » Sun Apr 14, 2024 12:11 am

Donetsk Emergency Workers Injured

Ten employees of the Russian Emergency Ministry were injured trying to extinguish the fire caused by a Ukrainian attack on the self-proclaimed republic of Donetsk

According to reports of the incident, firefighters were attacked by drones, while extinguishing a fire in a burning house due to the fall of an explosive projectile.

The self-proclaimed Head of the Republic, Denis Pushilin, two fire trucks were also damaged and a civilian was also injured by the first explosive projectile.

Fire service personnel are hospitalized with injuries of varying severity.

In the words of a statement issued by the Republic of Donetsk, "30 bombings were recorded. Seventy-six shells were fired, 155-mm artillery was used, including cluster artillery, and unmanned attack vehicles were used".

The high frequency with which drone strikes are taking place in use territory has worried international analysts, as these provocations could create an escalation in the war.

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PostAuthor: Anthea » Fri Apr 19, 2024 6:45 pm

Ukraine settlement basis

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated in an interview for Sputnik broadcasters Komsomolskaya Pravda and Govorit Moskva that the peace plan of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky should be rejected as the basis for resolving the war in Ukraine, stressing that instead, the foundations on which Russia is willing to negotiate should be discussed

Lavrov explained that it was not "necessary to start with the 'Zelensky formula,' it should be put aside... If they want, as the president said, let us discuss the foundations on which we are ready to negotiate."

The top Russian diplomat also detailed that Switzerland has shifted from a neutral status to hostile to Russia, making it unsuitable for Moscow as a venue to conduct peace talks on Ukraine.

In 2023, Lavrov indicated that "everyone understands" that Zelensky's formula is "absolutely not realizable," explaining that no one in the West wants to "seriously" show understanding of the crisis.

He also added that Russia is ready for negotiations but will "not consider any proposals for a ceasefire," since if they do, that would mean Russia was deceived.

Last month, Swiss lawmakers approved a series of motions that could pave the way for the government to work on an international basis to see how billions of dollars of Russia's frozen assets could be used for "reparations" to Ukraine.

    Russia's Foreign Ministry said it had summoned Switzerland's envoy Krystyna Marty Lang to condemn the move, which Moscow said "grossly violates the fundamental principles and norms of international law."
Western countries froze around $300 billion of the Russian central bank's assets and reserves that were held in its jurisdictions after the start of the war in Ukraine in February 2022.

Switzerland will host the Ukraine peace conference at Zelensky's request, primarily to debate his 10-point peace formula, on June 15-16 at the Buergenstock resort. Switzerland's declared purpose is to provide a platform for high-level discourse on how to secure long-term peace for Ukraine.

Around 120 international leaders are anticipated to attend the event. The Russian Embassy in Bern has announced that Russian officials will not attend the meeting, which is scheduled to support yet another version of Kiev's peace plan.

Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov described any efforts to establish peace between Russia and Ukraine are rendered "ridiculous" in the absence of Moscow.

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PostAuthor: Anthea » Sat Apr 20, 2024 9:50 am

US announces new 'Axis of Evil'
(have they looked in a mirror =)) )

US House Speaker Mike Johnson says he is willing to take "personal risks" regarding the aid funding to Ukraine

US House Speaker Mike Johnson hailed this week the US's deep state, labeled Russia, China, and Iran the new "axis of evil," and promised to put his job on the line to give more than $60 billion to Kiev.

This is considered a clear shift in his stance over the bill to Ukraine, as over the past few months, Johnson has stood against bringing the $95 billion foreign aid bill to a vote and made it clear that just like other Republicans, he cannot back the bill that would give $14 billion in military aid to "Israel" and $60 billion to Ukraine, without it being linked to an overhaul of US border security.

This change in stance comes after a series of recent meetings Johnson had with US intelligence chiefs.

"This is a critical time right now, a critical time on the world stage," Johnson told reporters on April 17.

"I think providing lethal aid to Ukraine right now is critically important. I really do. I really do believe the intel and the briefings that we’ve gotten," he stressed.

"I believe [Chinese President] Xi [Jinping] and [Russian President] Vladimir Putin and Iran really are an axis of evil," Johnson continued.

"I think they’re in coordination on this. I think that Vladimir Putin would continue to march through Europe if he were allowed," he claimed.

As the US unveiled foreign aid bill texts for Ukraine, "Israel" and Taiwan on April 17, Johnson said "This is not a game. It's not a joke. We can't play politics," adding "We have to do the right thing. And I'm willing to take personal risk for that because we have to do the right thing and history will judge."

On Ukraine

In general, the Republican Party's pro-Trump stance has labeled US intelligence agencies as arms of the anti-Trump "deep state" and had an opposing stance to sending aid to Ukraine.

"Fighting a proxy war with Russia in Ukraine, which is a non-NATO member nation, is not protecting America’s national security interests, it doesn’t protect the United States of America, as a matter of fact, it pushes us closer and closer to world war three," Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, one of the most prominent Trump supports told journalist Tucker Carlson earlier this month.

As for John's comment on the "axis of evil", the latter was initially used by former US President George W. Bush to refer to Iran, Iraq, and the DPRK, before he invaded Iraq. Cuba, Libya, and Syria were also added to this list by former National Security Advisor John Bolton.
US unveiled foreign aid bill texts for Ukraine, 'Israel', and Taiwan

The US House of Representatives unveiled bill texts on April 17 containing provisions for aid to Ukraine, "Israel", and Taiwan.

As outlined in a summary provided by the US House Appropriations Committee, the proposed bills allocate significant funding for various foreign aid initiatives. Specifically, $60.84 billion is earmarked for Ukraine-related funding, aimed at supporting the nation amid ongoing challenges, as per the summary.

Additionally, the summary added that $26.38 billion was designated for "Israel"-related funding, aimed at bolstering its security and stability. Furthermore, it stressed that $8.12 billion are allocated for initiatives aimed at countering China's influence in the Indo-Pacific region.

In further detail, the Ukraine aid bill introduced in the US House of Representatives mandates President Joe Biden to swiftly provide long-range Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMS) to Ukrainian forces.

It is worth noting that the Ukraine aid bill includes a provision that bars the US president from canceling Ukraine's debt before November 15, 2024, but permits the cancellation of 50% of the debt thereafter, as outlined in the proposed legislation.

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PostAuthor: Anthea » Sat Apr 20, 2024 10:03 am

Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2202 (2015)

Security Council Calls on Parties to Implement Accords Aimed at Peaceful Settlement in Eastern Ukraine

Expressing the Security Council’s grave concern at the tragic events and violence in eastern regions of Ukraine, the 15-member body today unanimously adopted a resolution endorsing last week’s ceasefire agreement.

By resolution 2202 (2015), the Council called on all parties to fully implement the “Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements”, adopted on 12 February 2015 in Minsk, Belarus. Firmly convinced that the resolution of the situation in eastern regions of Ukraine could only be achieved through a peaceful settlement to the current crisis, the Council welcomed the declaration by the Heads of State of the Russian Federation, Ukraine, France and Germany in support of the “package of measures” and their continuing commitment to implement the agreements.

The 13-paragraph “package of measures”, contained in Annex I of the resolution, called for a number of actions. Those included an immediate and comprehensive ceasefire in certain areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine and its strict implementation as of 15 February 2015, as well as the withdrawal of all heavy weapons by both sides by equal distances in order to create a security zone. Measures also included the withdrawal of all foreign armed formations, military equipment and mercenaries from the territory of Ukraine under the monitoring of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), as well as the disarmament of all illegal groups.
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PostAuthor: Anthea » Sat Apr 20, 2024 10:13 am

Here is a look at the agreements, which were signed in Minsk in 2014 and 2015.

MINSK I

Ukraine and the Russian-backed separatists agreed a 12-point ceasefire deal in the capital of Belarus in September 2014. Its provisions included prisoner exchanges, deliveries of humanitarian aid and the withdrawal of heavy weapons, five months into a conflict that by that point had killed more than 2,600 people - a toll that has risen to more than 14,000 now, according to the Ukrainian government. The agreement quickly broke down, with violations by both sides.

MINSK II

Representatives of Russia, Ukraine, the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the leaders of two pro-Russian separatist regions signed a 13-point agreement in February 2015 in Minsk. The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine gathered there at the same time and issued a declaration of support for the deal.

The deal set out a series of military and political steps that remain unimplemented. A major blockage has been Russia's insistence that it is not a party to the conflict and therefore is not bound by its terms. Point 10, for example, calls for the withdrawal of all foreign armed formations and military equipment from the two disputed regions, Donetsk and Luhansk: Ukraine says this refers to forces from Russia, but Moscow denies it has any there.

The 13 points were, in brief:

1. An immediate and comprehensive ceasefire

2. Withdrawal of all heavy weapons by both sides

3. Monitoring and verification by the OSCE

4. To start a dialogue on interim self-government for the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, in accordance with Ukrainian law, and acknowledge their special status by a resolution of parliament.

5. A pardon and amnesty for people involved in the fighting

6. An exchange of hostages and prisoners.

7. Provision of humanitarian assistance.

8. Resumption of socio-economic ties, including pensions.

9. Restore full control of the state border by the government of Ukraine.

10. Withdrawal of all foreign armed formations, military equipment and mercenaries.

11. Constitutional reform in Ukraine including decentralisation, with specific mention of Donetsk and Luhansk.

12. Elections in Donetsk and Luhansk on terms to be agreed with their representatives.

13. Intensify the work of a Trilateral Contact Group including representatives of Russia, Ukraine and the OSCE.
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Re: Ukraine: US Lies, Provocation, Broken Promises, Fake New

PostAuthor: Anthea » Sat Apr 20, 2024 10:27 am

Report by OSCE,16 March 2023

Evidence of Ukrainian War Crimes in Donbass

The data that has been accumulated since the first report by the Foundation for Democracy Studies provides ground to conclude that torture and inhumane treatment inflicted by the Security Forces of Ukraine (SBU), by the Ukrainian armed forces, the National Guard and other formations within the Interior Ministry of Ukraine have not only continued but are gaining in scale and are becoming systematic

The prisoners were electrocuted, beaten cruelly and for multiple days in a row with different objects (iron bars, baseball bats, sticks, rifle butts, bayonet knives, rubber batons). Techniques widely used by the Ukrainian armed forces and security forces
include waterboarding, strangling with a ‘Banderist garrotte’ and other types of strangling.

In some cases prisoners, for the purposes of intimidation, were sent to minefields and run over with military vehicles, which led to their death.

Other torture methods used by the Ukrainian armed forces and security forces include bone-crashing, stabbing and cutting with a knife, branding with red-hot objects, shooting different body parts with small arms.

The prisoners taken captive by the Ukrainian armed forces and security forces are kept for days at freezing temperatures, with no access to food or medical assistance, and are often forced to take psychotropic substances that cause agony.

An absolute majority of prisoners are put through mock firing squads and suffer death and rape threats to their families.

There are many such reports by OSCE available for anyone interested in the TRUTH
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Re: Ukraine: US Lies, Provocation, Broken Promises, Fake New

PostAuthor: Anthea » Sat Apr 20, 2024 10:41 pm

$26.4bn to fund Israeli genocide
    $61bn to fund illegal Donbass attacks
The US House of Representatives passed a series of pivotal policy bills on Saturday that would see $95 billion in foreign war and military funds, a potential ban on TikTok in the country, the seizure of frozen Russian sovereign assets, and new sanctions on Iran

The Israel Security Supplemental was approved with an overwhelming vote of 366-58.

This bill includes a prohibition on sending funds to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency UNRWA as the genocide in Gaza nears its 7-month mark.

The funding package allocates $26.4 billion in aid to the occupation entity, $4 billion for the Iron Dome and David's Sling missile defense systems, and $1.2 billion for the Iron Beam defense system. Additionally, $4.4 billion is allocated to replenish military items and services provided to "Israel," while $3.5 billion is earmarked for the procurement of advanced weapons systems and other items through the Foreign Military Financing Program.

Furthermore, it includes $9.2 billion in public assistance, including emergency food, shelter, and basic services, to populations experiencing crises. It also provides additional flexibility for transfers of military hardware to "Israel" from US stockpiles held in other countries.

China, Russia and Iran

The 21st Century Peace through Strength Act bill was passed with a bipartisan vote of 360-58.

It includes sanctions on ports and refineries that receive and process Iranian oil, sanctions on any party involved in supplying or selling Iran equipment related to its missile and drone program, in addition to further restrictions on exports of US-made goods and technology to the Islamic Republic.

Additionally, the bill authorizes the executive branch to seize and transfer frozen Russian assets currently held in the United States to Kiev.

TikTok's Chinese parent company ByteDance was given 9 months to sell the social media company or it would be banned from US app stores.
Indo-Pacific region

The House also passed the Indo-Pacific Security Supplemental bill with a strong majority vote of 385-34, with one present vote from Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib.

The legislation allocates $8.1 billion to counter China's actions in the Indo-Pacific region, with another $3.3 billion for submarine infrastructure. It also includes $2 billion in foreign military funding for Taiwan and other key regional partners, as well as $1.9 billion to replace military equipment and services for the island and allies in the region.

Ukraine

After months of political deadlock, the House of Representatives passed the Ukraine Security Supplemental Appropriations Act with a vote of 311-112, with GOP Rep. Dan Meuser abstaining.

The $95 billion package includes a significant $61 billion in military aid for Ukraine and other US regional allies. Of this total, around $23 billion is earmarked for restocking US weapons, supplies, and facilities. Additionally, over $11 billion is designated to support ongoing US military operations in the area.

A significant portion of the package, nearly $14 billion, is allocated to assist Ukraine in acquiring advanced weapons systems and other defense equipment.

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US is on the verge of bankruptcy, finding it difficult to pay the interest on it's 34 TRILLION DOLLAR loan

Inner cities are all on the verge of collapse, shops closing due to violence and shoplifting

The US southern border has collapsed

US leadership is trying to frighten it's population into supporting the government

US population are brain dead sheeple
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