Moscow commentator: Belarus must vote this year to join Russia or face ‘liquidation’

Russian and Belarusian state flags (Image: nr2.com.ua)

Russian and Belarusian state flags (Image: nr2.com.ua) 

2015/04/09 • Analysis & Opinion, Belarus

In what appears to be a response to Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s recent declaration that Belarus will never become the northwestern part of the Russian Federation, a Moscow journalist says Belarusians must vote this year to become just that or face “the liquidation” of their country and “the fate of Ukraine.”

In the Moscow business newspaper, “Vzglyad,” Eduard Birov says that it is time for Lukashenka to hold a referendum that will open the way for his country to be united with Russia. If that doesn’t happen, the journalist adds, “Belarus in its current form will be liquidated.”

The need for Belarus to take this step is “not some caprice of Putin but an objective necessity” in a world where smaller countries must make a clear choice between being part of Russia or being swallowed up by the West. Lukashenka understands this, Birov says, and must now act on it by agreeing to a referendum this fall on the future of Belarus.

Valery Karbalevich of Radio Liberty’s Belarusian Service suggests that this Moscow article is “very indicative” of the attitudes of many in the Russian capital not only about Belarus but about the nature of the world, attitudes Kremlin propaganda promotes and now apparently believes.

“Russian media in connection with the Ukrainian crisis,” Karbalevich says, “have devoted great efforts for creating political myths with the goal … of justifying the current policy of the Kremlin.” What is both surprising and disturbing is that, as Birov’s article suggests, they have begun to believe their “own myths.”

The Belarusian broadcaster notes that “the leitmotif of the entire article is the demonization of the West as the absolute evil which is opposed to absolute good, that is the Russian Federation” and the related notion that individuals and entire countries must choose which side they are going to be on.

From Birov’s point of view, “the current international system in the region recalls that on the eve of World War II. Then in expectation of a military confrontation, the USSR and Germany divided Central Europe between themselves, depriving the small countries of sovereignty and unifying them with themselves.”

“Now all this is being repeated,” Karbalevich says, and it is being justified by the notion that “if we do not seize them, they – that is, the West, will.”

Birov’s logic “is interesting: if Russia liquidates Belarus, this is good, but if the West does the same thing, this is bad. But ‘the subordination to the West,’ which Eduard Birov threatens is not the liquidation of statehood; and why such subordination would be worse for Belarus than unification with Russia, the author does not explain.”

Birov has “no doubt” that the Belarusians would vote for unity with Russia, but he is almost certainly wrong at least if the votes are cast and counted honestly. According to the latest polls, only 26.3 percent of Belarusians would vote for unity with Russia, while 48.9 percent would vote against.

Clearly, Karbalevich says, people in Moscow don’t know much about Belarus despite viewing it as their “closest ally.” And he adds, “it is interesting that in Russia there are dozens of analytic centers but almost none of them focuses on the special study of Belarus. The reason? It is the very same ‘Russian world.’

What he doesn’t say but with justice could is the situation in the West is almost as bad: There are very few centers or scholars there either working on a country that occupies some of the most geopolitically important territory in Europe: as a glance at a map will show, a line between Moscow and Berlin doesn’t go through Ukraine as many think but through Belarus.

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  • puttypants

    And so here it begins…where are you eastern and western europe??? Do you really believe you’ll have peace once Putin starts this ball rolling?

    • Dirk Smith

      Belarus is about as relevant as third-world russia is. Nobody cares.

    • puttypants

      Don’t you want us to be controlled by your media? Isn’t that part of the war your media propaganda? We all know Russian Media is controlled by Putin. Hristo…Putler troll..

      • LorCanada

        Hristo — Do a Google search for “Putin $300 Million Propaganda” and see for yourself how much Pootie is investing in DISINFORMATION, what I’d call “False Advertising”.

        • LorCanada

          For your edification, Hristo, “Pootie” is my label for a dishonest, egotistic and paranoid “Putin” who happens to control the Russian treasury and its people, using them to further his own agenda of military expansionism and the pursuit of Soviet empire glory days which collapsed some 23 years ago!
          You sound like a juvenile, brainless example of Pootie’s propaganda machine for which he pours $300 Million $$$ to spread his WW2 slogans.

  • haralds elceris

    fuск the Moscow journalist!

    • https://ltcll.wordpress.com/ Catalin Traian Petrescu

      oooh, such bad words before the easter Hristo? not nice! really not nice! I guess your priests bless your Sankt Petersburg offices every time you leave your shit on the internet; just like this guy: http://someseanul.ro/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/someseanul-trinitas-patriarh-trafalet.jpg

      • https://ltcll.wordpress.com/ Catalin Traian Petrescu

        Tell ”Cătăline sweetheart” to your mother asshole! And who are you to correct people’s vocabulary? Do you always steal other one’s words without knowing why did they use them? And I’m not the Kremlin troll, you are! Just open your youtube, search ”putin khuylo” and post the first video here to proove I’m wrong!
        I dare you! I double dare you motherfucker!

        • https://ltcll.wordpress.com/ Catalin Traian Petrescu

          Are you gay or sth? I just told you I’m not a girl, dumbass! And I’m not even ukrainian (now you see nobody eats your prorussian bullshit you are paid to serve people around the internet). And the verb is ”turn on” not ”turn one”. Kremlin should be more careful when employing english-shitposting trolls like you.

          BTW, where is the ”putin khuylo” video I asked you earlier? did they forbid you to send it? gg

          • https://ltcll.wordpress.com/ Catalin Traian Petrescu

            Now that Hristo’s russian troll identity has been uncovered he does everithing to get out of this attacking and insulting others. So he uses the classical comparation ”romanian=gypsy” w/o knowing that gypsies and romanians are two sepparate things. Don’t they teach you there in your shaddy bunkers in St. Petersburg this? Or it is just something you use to insult me just like you insult everyone? It actually doesn’t matter. You know, I have some friends at the sociology and psychology colleges. Based on this, they could make a very good study about how a russian troll reacts when his identity is disclosed. I think this might even break all current scientific barriers. XD XD

          • Michel Cloarec

            Why bother with what a prophet says. There have been many prophets in the last century .
            I was on the phone with his ex-wife . She is complaining that he is a wife beater ! I was not surprised to hear !
            His wife left him for a jewish Malaysian . Got pregnant and made hristo to believe it was his child. The fool ! But now he has to pay allimony for the chid which is not his, and of course does not look like him at all. Would you not be pissed off ? poor man !

          • Michel Cloarec

            You are a false prophet ! you insult people all the time. 3 of 5 words you write are insults related to sex !
            Change religion and join the jihad in syria . There they will maybe listen to you .

          • https://ltcll.wordpress.com/ Catalin Traian Petrescu

            Once again, Hristo uncovers his troll identity here by trying to do all the things he can to convince me he is not one. He’s taking my words out of context, telling me I am insulting him while he insults all the other people’s intelligence directly (”I can forgive you the lack of intelligence, but Romanian gypsies are the worst”). Or indirectly by laying his BS around (I don’t have to give examples, there are a lot to find all around this article’s comments). I could go on forever like that but still, Michel Cloarec asked you a question, would you please answer him? gg

          • Michel Cloarec

            There are many like him around. Only to ignore them !
            They go round the different sites and spew some dayS and then disapear . Small provocator. That hristo read RU media, probably translate via google to bulgarian, then to english, and what comes out is uncomprehensible. Even for him . His responses never correspond to the issue or to the questions . At the end to humiliate him is the only way to make him go away to other sites. He has been thrown out from other sites for constant insults. World Affairs us site has begrave him recently, that why he is back here on Euromaidan . Everywhere in the world there are nutscases, this one is a modell ! He probably will write soon he wants to nuke cities in US,UK,EU etc……hristo means Christus in bulgarian . INNOCENT PERSONALITY !

          • https://ltcll.wordpress.com/ Catalin Traian Petrescu
          • https://ltcll.wordpress.com/ Catalin Traian Petrescu

            Since he replied 3 comments with the same text, and since he ignored what I said earlyer about the putin khuylo earlier I tend to believe it’s one of these 😀 but anyway, I ain’t even mad! I just wanted to have fun with this guy! :)

  • Michel Cloarec

    Another country to be bluffed by putin. Putin like Stalin wants a buffert between Russia and Europe , so the battles will not be on russian ground. The same bluff in Crimea (defend the ethnic russians) Only goals for putin was to place army and nuclear missiles. PUTIN THE BLUFF OF THE DECENNY !

    • https://ltcll.wordpress.com/ Catalin Traian Petrescu

      oops, we got a russian badass troll over here!^

      • Dirk Smith

        The usual muscovite response. Insults while supporting state terrorism.

        • Wonfu

          Wrong Boris..

          Go hurry, Putler wants you to eat a Brat he’s hiding in his pocket.

          At Putler Tastyville, you’ll find a full line of juicy flavorful Brats.

          russia = losers Always have been always will be.

      • Michel Cloarec

        For sure I would not like to be a russian Hush!!!!!!!!!
        Only russians can swim in cesspools !

        • Michel Cloarec

          They also like to travel on the back of a lorry !

        • Michel Cloarec

          oooops ! he can write !

        • LorCanada

          Fascist Putin is doing his best to make sure Ukraine does not succeed. He has done the LAND GRAB of Crimea – illegally annexing it outright, which the United Nations has condemned – and then sent his goons to infiltrate east Ukraine and overtake cities and towns. Putin even sent in his white trucks of so-called aid and carted off Ukraine’s commercial high tech equipment, basically stripping bare the east Ukraine economy after blowing up their bridges and railways, etc.
          Ukraine can thank the West for coming to its aid and supporting it financially while Putin’s main purpose is to destroy Ukraine.
          It’s time to see Putin for what he is, a warmongering bully.

          • LorCanada

            Idiot, go find another playmate. …
            Here’s an amusing caption to a Putin cartoon:
            “Mr. Putin washes your brain whiter than white
            Eliminates 99.9% of neurons”

          • LorCanada

            Just to set the record straight, I am NOT a follower of the paranoid Pootie who thinks the West is his enemy. Try your comments elsewhere, they are getting tiresome. Get lost.

          • LorCanada

            For your edification, Hristo, “Pootie” is my label for a dishonest, egotistic and paranoid “Putin” who happens to control the Russian treasury and its people, using them to further his own agenda of military expansionism and the pursuit of Soviet empire glory days which collapsed some 23 years ago!
            You sound like a juvenile, brainless example of Pootie’s propaganda machine for which he pours $300 Million $$$ to spread his WW2 slogans.

          • LorCanada

            Go fly a kite, idiot.

          • Brent

            If you have zero tolerance for stupidity, then do yourself and the rest of us a favor and “Just Do It”….

          • Brent

            Actually, I am fatter with less hair and I hate wearing red. Is that really the best come back you could do?

            I’ve tried in the past to argue facts and reality with you and all you can do is post pictures of someone else and claim it is me….you’re kind of out of your element debating facts and reality if that’s all you’re capable of. You really embarrass yourself. I’ve seen you on so many forums and so many people tell you how stupid you are and how nonsensical your posts are. Yet, you do nothing to try to improve yourself and actually earn some respect or have people hear what you have to say. You can’t even get one positive post for every time you’ve flapped your gums.

            I’m honest about who I am. Are you? You act and speak like a 12 year old boy who is stuck in his mother’s basement. Post some facts and truth and maybe you’ll get some respect.

          • LorCanada

            Whew! Goodbye and good riddance!

          • LorCanada

            I do my research and I’m sure you do yours. Enjoy your opinions and I will enjoy mine. bye bye …

          • Michel Cloarec

            You are lucky. Because it is boring !

          • Michel Cloarec

            Christus you want to keep all the stupidity to yourself !

            Egoistical moscovite !

            Hey Hristo by your name you are either Bulgarian, Greek or Vulgarian. What is wrong with you people?

            Yep , you ARE a ruski ” Ivan ” , no doubt about it !
            By the way , did you know YOUR parents ?
            But hey , I am not judgmental .
            At his point , I have exhausted my ” talktotheidiot ” quota for
            the day , so adios amigo !

          • LorCanada

            I know that Ukraine has been invaded by Russia. You can fill in the details.

          • LorCanada

            Lots of fake stuff in the Russian News reporting also.

          • LorCanada

            You are mistaken. I suggest you check out InfoUkes euro maidan and get your information straight. It was the Ukrainian people who stood out in the cold night after night in their demonstration against Yanukovych. The USA, over a period of several years, had supported Ukraine’s move towards more democracy and alignment with the western nations and there was nothing illegal about that!
            I think what is troubling you is that Ukraine chose to free itself from the clutches of Russia. Yanukovych was just Putin’s puppet but Pootie lost in this tug of war of controlling Ukraine.

          • LorCanada

            What? The U.S. and so-called Nazis against the EU? That’s a new twist!
            The Maidan was about the Ukrainian people demonstrating against their leader, not about USA.
            By the way, the Ukrainian people voted in a new leader, President Poroshenko, who won the election by 54% or 52% on May 25, 2014, and the Nazi party got 2% of the vote. So you need not get excited about Nazis overtaking Ukraine government. They didn’t even qualify as a party.

          • LorCanada

            Not to worry, Ukraine has the support of several sources and will survive.
            Certainly Putin’s “proxy” war against Ukraine only illustrates how he is determined to destroy Ukraine’s economy. Shame on Pootie!

          • Michel Cloarec

            WHY YOU DID NOT INVITE US TO YOUR WEDDING ? WE COULD HAVE BOUGHT RUSSIAN AND AMERICAN PRESENTS !

          • Michel Cloarec

            LOR CANADA WAS THINKING ! You can´t because you have no head . BOOM BOOM

          • LorCanada

            There was no ‘coup’ because the corrupt Yanukovych was voted out by his own party and would have been arrested but he fled to Russia leaving his position vacant. The Ukrainian people voted in a new leader, President Poroshenko, on May 25, 2014, with a 52% win, I believe, and Putin himself accepted the results. The voting was overseen by hundreds of international observers.

            It is Putin who started this mess when he illegally annexed Crimea. The United Nations voted 100 AGAINST RUSSIA for Putin’s LAND GRAB which is against International Law.

          • LorCanada

            It sounds like a den of thieves and vipers! Human life doesn’t seem to mean much for some political groups. Even the ruthless murder of Nemtsov has left a chilling cloud over many Russians these days.
            Regarding the rigged Crimean referendum, the United Nations voted 100 AGAINST RUSSIA for illegally annexing Crimea which rightfully belongs to Ukraine according to International Law. That is when the sanctions began to be levied against Russia, as you know.
            No nation has the right to rearrange the borders of its neighbours or steal their territory such as what Putin did to Ukraine. Putin also broke the Budapest Memorandum agreement of 1994 by which a handful of nations, which included Russia, were to respect the borders of the sovereign nation Ukraine and in return Ukraine would give up its nukes. Looking back now we can see how Ukraine ought to have kept their nuclear missiles and protect their own land. They have been duped by Putin, to be quite honest.

          • LorCanada

            I’m not particularly interested in Harper these days since his days are numbered and he’ll be voted out (hopefully) this October 2015. I’m not sure just who I’ll vote for but we do need a change!
            Why should I stop saying (not suggesting) I’m Canadian. It’s the truth.

          • Michel Cloarec

            I don´t know where you get your infos , but probably from the lying RT direct from Moscow !

          • LorCanada

            Do they have an e-Bay in Moscow? Oh, I didn’t know.
            ;- )

          • LorCanada

            I’ve been using the internet since 1998 and have created extensive websites in the past, am now retired. I live on west coast Canada which is rather nice because it is so mild in winters and here we have had no snow at all, rather remarkable since the rest of Canada did suffer from a cold and snowy winter especially on the east coast, the Atlantic.
            I don’t “hate” anybody. I just do not tolerate the lies, deceit, deceptions, theft of sly Putin and his deplorable behaviour towards Ukraine.

  • Michel Cloarec

    you only SUPPORT THE CRIMINALS FOR YOUR LOVE OF BLOOD.

    arseny pavlov from komi republic , that is northwest of moscow.
    But from Rostov on Don recently .
    He has been living there the last 5 years at a car wash. He had serious problems with Rostov´s police after he went on a drunken joyride in car stolen from the car wash. Given a choice between going to prison and going to Donbass, he chose the latter. Virtually all the informations about his subsequent adventures in the war appear to be myths cooked up by russian media. Motorola is merely a brand created by the Special Forces .
    Motorola used to fight under the leadership of Strelkov .
    Fight is a big word , because motororola has served for 4 years as a wireman (with motorola products) therefore his nickname while in Chechnya.
    Mototrola emerged as a public figure precisely after the Russian Special Forces began removing or relocating the first generation of rebel leaders like Girkin,Bezler,Kozitsyn, Babai and other notables.
    Indeed they disappeared as quickly as they appeared. Apparently, their superiors in the Kremlin decided that they accomplished their objectives and were no longer needed or useful.
    MOTOROLA is a bigamist fake super soldier .which has nothing to loose now and therefore will continue to kill only for the fun of it. As a russian he is a mercenary on Ukraine territory. And acting as such is a murderer !
    Last bravades is 15 deads ukrainian soldiers in captivity

  • Murf

    Putin is starting in on Belarus and he his still knee deep in Ukraine.
    Ounce again he sounds like Hitler.
    I guess the Belorussians are going have to decide; Be the West’s whore or Russia’s slave.
    The irony is that the west doesn’t want them.

    • Murf

      You might want to read up on Soviet and now Russian tactics. This is the early stage were you begin preping the public and laying the ground work.
      What? you think these things just happen?

      • Murf

        Ukraine, little green men Crimea.
        Before that just look at the gray zones.
        During the Cold War the fifth Collium movements thought Europe. The Greek civil war.
        Before that the take over of Eastern Europe post WWII.
        Before that Stalin’s take over of the Baltic states, Baserarbia. The winter war with Finland. The with Poland in 22.
        Christ I could go on all week.

        • Murf

          They all started with the propaganda build up.
          Funny thing about Russia is you just don’t get how people view you with dis like and mistrust. Your arrogant belligerence threatening a nuclear war you can’t possibly win. Back stabbing one of your closest friends and acting like; “What?” As if nothing happened.
          Fear can be created. Respect has to be earned.

          • Murf

            Except they hate each other. Goofball.
            Hannity could call for the conquest of Canada one day.
            Obama could agree the next day and Hannity excuse him of back stabbing an ally.
            The Russian media is a mouth piece for the Putin Regime.

          • Murf

            If Hannity said something good about Obama. His brain would squirt out of his ears.
            Which, Obama or Hannity?
            Both of them.
            Now you were talking about MSMBC you would be correct.

          • Murf

            tell you what Histro I’am not familiar with the finer points of Russian media. The endless barrage of mind numbing propaganda makes it hard to differentiate the actors.
            I’ll deffer to you on that.
            Now trust me when I say Hannity would not be an Obama mouth piece if you stuck a white hot poke up his a$$ hole.
            Now that that is out of the way.
            Putin is not an absolute dictator in the classical sense. He has numerous power factions who vie for his attention. One of the strongest can be called the Dugin (Alexander) school of thought. They include Putin’s Minister of Defense. This school of ultra nationalists have a lot of…lets just say concerning ideas, such as Russia retaking Alaska.
            The journalist in the above article sounds like he subscribes to this ideology. I mean come on, “liquidating” a neighboring country?
            Even if Putin wants to give him a polonium cocktail or kill him on the Kremlin steps this is a disturbing trend in Russia.
            Where is this leading?
            Russia regaining it’s rightful place in the world or ruination?

          • Murf

            It is hard for me to believe that when over 200 journalists have been murdered during Putin’s tenure. Also the “official” media (channel One puts out stories like the Crucified Child of Slavyansk” And then don’t have the intestinal fortitude to to retract it.
            Then there is the Bull Shit excuses and blaming everyone but Daffy Duck for the downing of MH-17.

          • gmab

            You live in total denial. Probably have since 1991. I feel very sorry for you & your family.

    • Michel Cloarec

      What do they have in Belarus which could be interesting for West ?

      • Murf

        That is what is so hilarious Michel, NOTHING.

        • Michel Cloarec

          Not much ! Tractors for export to russia, some even to West .
          Country with a bizarre historia. But looks like a mini sovjet state . No natural resources but pit .
          50% of employes in state owned firms . That means inefficiency guarantee !

          • Murf

            Agreed, but in the 19th century mindset of Putins’s Russia I am sure they are convincing them selves is essential that they secure Belarus before we “take it first.”
            You would think the West cloned Hitler or something.

  • Glosz

    So when Belarus gets invaded I wonder which capital they will meet in to draw up their “peace” agreement.

    • Ruslan Hubskyy

      which else, KIEV lol!

  • Dirk Smith

    LOL. Fuck off russia You’re no longer relevant. Go party with North Korea.

    • Dirk Smith

      Speaking of castration, do you think Yanukovych is the catcher or the pitcher with his little bud, Putler? Especially after he was thrown out of Ukraine? Quisling Yanukovych’s day is coming as well as your botox dwarf. Now we understand why you support these two.

      • Michel Cloarec

        JOIN THE CLUB PUTIN´FANS CLUB !

        • Dirk Smith

          What’s a hristo anyway? Isn’t that Bulgarian for coward?

          • Dirk Smith

            LOL.

        • puttypants

          Hristo and you’re the one in the cute baby blue nighty and striped socks and darling pink hate. You’re adorable!!!

        • Wonfu

          This is a pic of Boris/Hristo after loosing bet that russia would take over the world. He’s buying a very large pepperoni salami.
          You look good in that nighty and pigs head hat Boris.

          Boris/Hristo = loser russia = losers Always have been always will be.

      • Dirk Smith

        Actually, the criminal republic was chased back to it’s rat’s lair last year. But, your buddy Yanu will return to Kyiv for his public hanging at Maidan Nezalezhnosti; your botox dwarf will be tried and hung at the Hague. Much like his role model Slobodan Milosevic. One in the same.

        • Dirk Smith

          More deep insight from the Bulgarian jesus christ. LOL…..

  • TheBlogFodder

    “…smaller countries must make a clear choice between being part of Russia or being swallowed up by the West.”

    They say swallowed up by the West like it was a bad thing. Actually it is more like a clear choice of being part of the West or swallowed up by Russia. Any country that has been the latter route wants no part of it. Russia ‘freed’ Eastern Europe like John Dillinger ‘freed’ money from banks

    • Wonfu

      Actually it’s a choice between joining the rest of the world in peace or being murdered and robbed by russian losers who will run like babies when confronted by ‘western’ bad guys doing the good work of eliminating them from the face of the earth.

      Brave russian trolls talk tough while typing on keyboard beneath the kremlin but blubber like losers when confronted by real men now staging in the west to kick their collective arses back to cesspool russia.

      Got to stock up on popcorn and make sure cable TV will be available during their demise. lol

      russia = losers Boris = loser Always have been always will be.

    • Michel Cloarec

      Cassandra !

      Cassandra was the daughter of King Priam and Queen Hecuba of Troy.

      A common version of her story is that Apollo gave her the power of PROPHESYin order to seduce her, but when she spat at him, he gave her the CURSE of never being believed. In an alternative version, she fell asleep in a temple, and snakes licked (or whispered in) her ears so that she was able to HEAR THE FUTURE. Snakes as a source of knowledge is a recurring theme in Greek mythology, although sometimes the snake brings understanding of the language of animals rather than an ability to know the future. Cassandra is a figure of both epic tradition and of TRAGEDY .

    • Brent

      Welcome to Russia. Novo North Korea.

      You even have a vertically challenged leader who loves to threaten to nuke all those that don’t agree to his demands. Kim Jong Putin???

    • vSkiper

      Would you be nice and explain us why so many Russian are fleeing to the West and nobody wants to be saved from NovoIraq by mother Russia?
      There must be a some reason ;))

      • Michel Cloarec

        For a start, your infos as usual are wrong.
        From donbass yu can walk over the frontier.
        If you are ethnic russians, you would also walk over with your family to protect them from the shellings. (note: that I did not say where the shelling is coming)
        There were ukrainians in russia before the mess !
        Many of ethnic russians in ukraine have family in russia
        All natural that they would try to meet, especially that the frontiers are so near.
        Now , maybe you want to read FOR THE LOVE OF RUSSIA !
        Maybe ! People have right to believe what they want.
        The boat people dying today in mediteranée are not going to russia ! WHY ? They don´t speak russian .
        Anyway with your fantasy siffers you intend to prove that people ran in the arms of mother russia. Among the IDP in Ukraine there are as many ethnic russians as there are in russia !
        THERE ARE AROUND 602 000 REFUGIES IN RUSSIA FROM UKRAINE !

      • Michel Cloarec

        max 602 000 refugies in russia from ukraine

        • Michel Cloarec

          Or you are a troll or you are employed at RT . Anyway your statement about 2 M refugies is wrong .

          Number of refugees from Donbas exceeds 1.2 mln people – UN

          KYIV, April 21 /Ukrinform/. The total number of people, who fled their homes in the result of hostilities in Donbas, has exceeded 1.2 million. More than half of them are now in other regions of Ukraine.

          This is reported by Radio Liberty with reference to the situation report of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

          “According to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), by 16 April, 800,961 Ukrainians had sought asylum, residence permits or other forms of legal stay in neighboring countries,” the document reads.

          This includes 659,143 individuals in Russia and an additional 81,023 individuals in Belarus. The number of Ukrainian nationals who had sought asylum, residence permits or other forms of legal stay in neighboring countries increased by about 23,600 people compared to the previous week.

          “By 15 April, Ukrainian Ministry of Social Policy had registered 1,228,090 internally displaced persons in Ukraine. This is an increase of about 15,000 people compared to the previous week,” OCHA reported.

          According to the UN, in total, since mid-April 2014, at least 6,116 people have been killed and 15,491 wounded as a result of fighting in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine

        • Michel Cloarec

          I don´t see what mobilizations has to do with the IDP !
          For one month ago the figures were as follow .
          IDP 1 151 581 to the liberated parts of Ukraine
          inclusive the ones who went to the country limitrophes to Ukraine like Moldova, Poland etc …..
          610 000 to Russia .
          The new figures as today are 659 143 refugies to russia.
          81 023 to Belarus . So even if I put together Russia and Belarus I can´t with all the good will in the world make it to 2 millions, it is impossible ! The total of people who went away from”lpr/dpr” give a total of 1 891 747 .
          Those figures are coming from UHNCR !

  • Michel Cloarec

    hristo has come out of his bunker ! Vodka kaputt ! must go to shop ! no shop russian tanks have been there. Hristo upset, water no good , russian tank have been shelling the water supply. hristo more upset , only polonioum available. So now the insults will fly ! INTELLIGENT IDIOT HRISTO IS IN TOWN ! TAKE CARE ! VERY AGRESSIV WARRIOR ! WILL NUKE SOMEONE SOON ! CUNNING LITTLE COWARDS. Can someone tell him what is happening when nukes land .

    • https://ltcll.wordpress.com/ Catalin Traian Petrescu

      At least he’s got some money to buy that vodka! Kremlin gave him a lot!

      • Michel Cloarec

        What a life it must be. Payday, money in pocket, no shop, no vodka
        I suffer with him, but I enjoy it !
        Hell in bunker , alone , waiting for the end !

  • Michel Cloarec

    Why is that all those trolls like hristo &co love to write about manure ?

  • Michel Cloarec

    Hristo , alone in his bunker, suffering from delirium tremens !
    Hard life ! abstinence troubles ! Impossible to receive help from russian health services …NON EXISTANT…
    Keep up with your mood, the end is soon ! it only hurts once when you die ! Try , you will see I am right !

  • Michel Cloarec

    Hristo likes to play with death ! Try this game ! 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9- 10 you wait untill the train arrives , JUMP !

    • https://ltcll.wordpress.com/ Catalin Traian Petrescu

      *inserts Russia bellow all* Hristo, how does it feel like right now?

      • https://ltcll.wordpress.com/ Catalin Traian Petrescu

        So u like being f*cked by russians and romanians?

        • https://ltcll.wordpress.com/ Catalin Traian Petrescu

          Envy you haven’t been f*cked by them so far? I don’t think you need them since your president is f*ckin’ your country like crazy!

  • Michel Cloarec

    EBUN you can write, OK ! but what do you mean ?

  • Michel Cloarec

    If an idiot is born idiot. It is not his fault !
    If an idiot become stupid , then there are institutions to take care of that .
    If an stupid idiot become a morron , only vodka or other chemical products can help.
    BUT if that stupid idiot morrron become a russian stupid idiot morron, then he is the responsability of the russian state as such as soon as possible. Russia having very low respect for its citizens, means that tax payers money goes to buy weapons to kill other russians or anyone living too near russia. Resultat, the help hristo the russian stupid idiot morron should have to cure him from its destructiv state of mind or sexual fix ideas is non existant. Delirium tremens is non curable. So hristo has to live with it.
    Happy news anyways, as the life expectancy is only around 55 for alcoholics we will not need to have hristo around for too long time !
    The last stage of this delirium tremens sickness are often that the ones suffering of it become religious , think they are prophets like mohammad . They radicalize themselves and join the jihad or the RUscists .

    • Michel Cloarec

      That confirm my idea ! hristo religious bulgarian communist putin lover , traitor to his country suffering from delirium tremens and on top of that senile. One alternative it is polonium. Bulgarian can save pension money on you !
      Make us a favor, DIE, it will give us holydays !

  • disqus_aJpixObjG7

    Do you all see how the russian paid criminal trash hristo, michael in london etc have sabotaged all worthwhile discourse on this website.
    that is what they are paid to do- To throw a wrench into the machinery and by attracting answers destroying meaningful posts.
    It is better to ignore them, not answer and rather to post what is on your own mind

  • disqus_aJpixObjG7

    FACT>78% OF RUSSIAN PARLIAMENT IS NEO NAZI & FASCIST. On the other hand UKRAINIAN PARLIAMENT IS… 0% NEO NAZI simply google russian parliament. This ONE SIMPLE FACT slaps duct tape across the lying mouths of all the russian criminal trolls

  • Michel Cloarec

    Hello ! hristo the narcisist ! Where are all your friends and support ? It seems you are alone in your fights against the evil West ! Maybe you should consider change side , but you must promise to behave as a civilized person . Otherwise we will throw you in the mouldering decay bin with your absents friends and supporters.

  • vSkiper

    OMG as Shoygu said “part of the Russian military force” is the source of the truth? c’mon