Why the war against Ukraine has not ended yet?

People rally in support of Russian Prime Minister and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin in Moscow, 2012. (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze)

People rally in support of Russian Prime Minister and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin in Moscow, 2012. (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze) 

2015/05/01 • Analysis & Opinion, Russia, War in the Donbas

Article by: Oleksandr Yaroshchuk

Obviously, the 2nd Minsk Agreement was much better than the previous one. It has partially served its role and transformed the conflict from openly “hot” to frozen – suspended if you wish. Even though this is the last diplomatic attempt (all politicians acknowledge this), eventually, this agreement will not be able to stop the war. The same is also true for all other diplomatic and military attempts. In conjunction, all these methods will only lead to two scenarios: continuous war or frozen war with temporary hot phases and permanent tensions.

Of course, it is positive that the most pessimistic predictions have not taken their effect. For instance, on March 25 Deputy Minister for National Defence of Lithuania Marius Velička foresaw that the new stage of the war will begin in two-three weeks. One month has passed. The situation on the ground remains the same if not to take into account fierce battle in Shyrokyne.

But, it is apparently, that the war is not over yet and can be renewed at any time. Therefore, it seems to me interestingly to answer one important question, namely – What are the Reasons for Moscow to Continue Aggression? – in order to figure out why this war actually happened.

At first sight, it is not so obvious, but some suggestions we do have. Chris Alexander, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration of Canada, when discussing the reasons for the war in Donbas mentioned the following: “the responsibility for the aggression belongs to Russians, who elected Putin”. Then, the reason for aggression is consequent: for Putin supporters occupation of Crimea and the war in Donbas is the “Holy War” and historical justice. This internal political support is the backbone for Putin’s regime, its atrocities and wars. “The sacred Putin makes the sacred war,” – deem nearly 85% of Russians who think that Putin is Russia.

Since, as long as Russians support Putinism, Stalinism or, generally speaking, Imperialism, the war in Ukraine, its aggressive and condescending policy towards neighbours will continue to exist. The case is even not in Putin himself, he only resembles Russian people political ideal. For us, the task is to prevent the geniture of the next politician who will have the same qualities because if we do not do this, the war will be endless.

Marek Menkiszak on Why Russians Support Vladimir Putin (The German Marshall Fund of the United Nations)

Source: Strata Forum

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  • Rods

    Putin’s main interest is survival and if he has to kill millions to survive he will do so. With the wars in Chechnya, supporting for Assad in Syria, the deaths in the Georgian and Ukrainian wars and internal repression against those that oppose him he is well on his way to 0.5 million!

    After the Moscow protests after his last reelection he is only too aware of the threat of a maiden happening in Russia and an outcome similar to what happened to Yanukovych, Gaddafi or Mubarak.

    Ukraine is now the poster child on how to get rid of a corrupt Putin Jr with Yanukovych and a work in progress into how to reform the country into a modern free, democratic, prosperous society. If this succeeds and the West, Ukrainians and Ukrainian politicians must work to make sure that they do, then Putin fails and his long term prospects for staying in power are low. The trouble is that he knows this and so he will use every perverse, disruptive and subversive tool in his considerable locker to make this as difficult as possible. Amongst his tools are war, terrorism, economic blockades, energy disruption and propaganda.

    The West is already providing support in many of the vital areas for Ukraine to transform itself from a Soviet satellite to a modern successful European country. They are providing training and technical support to the ukrainian armed forces, but I suspect more assistance is required here. They need to provide defensive weapons, so Ukraine can better defend itself. They will need to provide more short, medium and long term economic assistance to Ukraine, and this must quite rightly being linked to reforms, so it does not disappear into an oligarchy black hole.

    It is important that this is a united team effort between the West, Ukrainian politicians and the Ukrainian people and this united front will then defeat the dark satanic aspirations of Putin and his nationalistic inner circle.

    • Michel Cloarec

      I share 100% those lines with you ! Your comment appeared at the same time I was writing my own comment. So whatever the provocators will respond, we were not in collaboration. Russia , the world around Russia and the rest of the world have to face that there is a big problem . I wonder often ,if putin is still in power or if he is only a puppet for some stronger forces!
      And I don´t mean ET but the oligarchs and the world of the russian mafia !

    • puttypants

      The West had better hurry. How much more punishment can Ukraine take? How many more people are gonna die? How many more refugees. So far the West has not done nearly enough to stop Putin and his 85% of Russians. Ukraine has to show how Russian history has been twisted by their tsars and the communist party to keep Ukraine under its control so they won’t see this as a war of Justice. I’m affraid these propagandized Russians are beyond hope. Only hope is to take them down. How many more people in Ukraine have to die for Russia’s lies in constructing their culture. It’s like the Manchurian Candidate…he had been so propagandized that he
      had to kill himself to be stopped.

  • Michel Cloarec

    Since the Bolschevik COUP 97 years ago, we hear and hear the same litanies ! Now a new word appeared “Injustice” This tactic as a method has already been in use already and tested by several leaders of the URSS for the conquest of an ideology which 97 years after is still not beproved as a solution to resolve the world problems.
    Today´s Russia is a copy of what they call the “decadent West” Unfortunatly this copy is limited to certain parts of RF. To deploy this copy all over RF , will take time and time is running out from today´s leader namely mr putin. So as to win time, terror and destruction will be used as arguments for the supremacy of a system which today is obsolete .

    • commieslayer

      I am afraid that it goes deeper than that. It is hard to find any Russian (even a highly educated one) who doesn’t have a deeply twisted vision of the world which is informed by an extreme level of low self-esteem covered in compensatory arrogance. This seems to have been an issue with Russia since the very beginning of the Muskovy state and I fear that the sickness is too deep to be cured from within. Perhaps we have no alternative but to utterly crush that diseased nation in order to restore normality in its people. One can hardly see any nation which is as deeply gone off the deep end as the Russian nation has been for the past few centuries, and a nation which is more profoundly despised by those who know it well. Sincerely, how many Russians have you met that non-russians can sincerely like ? People try to put up with them out of political correctness, but in my experience, they won’t be invited for dinner if there is no obligation to do so.

  • Mazepa

    Even Russians inform Western journalists that ‘we were born in a human cesspool and will probably die in this pathetic cesspool’.
    Mockovshchyna has NO future as long as putin is living…but they may soon change also.
    Guaranteed…

  • Brent

    A ‘historian’?!?!?! Me too…high school level….also a bit self taught…

    So have you booked your one way ticket to Putintopia yet, “Comrade” Kris? Judging by your criticism of the “West’s leaders being poised to flaunt their success” and glorification of the freedoms and liberties contemporary Russia gives its citizens, I would suspect you no longer to live with the freedoms and liberties enjoyed in civilized Western nations and have your bags packed for Muscovy!

    By the way, you may want to check a bit closer on some of those wonderful freedoms Putin is giving Russians these days….and make sure your girlfriend doesn’t bring her lace undies because even those are banned in that bastion of progressive thinking, Putintopia…..

    http://www.themoscowtimes.com/opinion/article/controlling-russians-through-travel-bans/500914.html

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/04/19/the-kremlin-keeps-banning-culture-an-opera-a-movie-twerking.html

    http://www.vocativ.com/world/russia/the-unusual-case-that-led-to-russias-new-meme-ban/

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3038158/Russia-bans-internet-pornography-100-sites-blocked-international-convention-signed-century-ago.html

    http://gawker.com/vladimir-putin-bans-russias-four-most-important-curse-w-1572507985

    http://www.dw.de/food-imports-ban-backfires-on-russias-economy/a-17888880

    http://www.euronews.com/2015/04/15/russia-bans-british-film-child-44/

    http://www.ibtimes.com/russia-bans-transgender-people-other-deviants-driving-1778152

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/russia/10644146/Synthetic-lace-lingerie-ban-prompts-street-protests-in-Russia-and-Kazakhstan.html

    Happy travels, “Skippy”!!!

    • Brent

      Yes “Comrade” Gaspikae. All those reputable Western media have go it in for pure vicitimized Russia…..wahhhhhh, why doesn’t anyone like us anymore??? Wasn’t the first link to “Moscow Times”? Is your criteria for media only to believe the one controlled and sponsored by the Russian government? Don’t you realize how stupid you are for allowing your government to use YOUR MONEY to lie to you?

      Sure, just like the Russian media’s “opinion” on the Ukrainian army crucifying a 3 year old boy in Slovyansk town square was the truth?
      Just like Russia’s claims of
      >a “fascist coup”?
      >”banderites running Ukraine”?
      >”protecting Russian speakers”?
      >”no Russian troops in Crimea”….except the 25,000 little green men we gave medals too?
      “Russia is not involved in Donbass”….except for Girkin leading the Russian soldiers or citizens in the takeover goverment buildings…and Borodai….and Shevtsov…and Arseniy “Motorola” Pavlov….and Alexei Milchakov….and Anton Naevski…..should I go on?

      Just like all the bullsh*t stories they came up with about how MH17 was shot down? By the way, have you found “Carlos the panish speaking ATC” yet?

      Stop being a ‘useful idiot’ because you embarrass yourself.

      • The truth

        Russia ex sovjet/urss has so many dark sides, that the today´s life in russia is dark year round ! Sorry, but russia instead of rising from the tragedies of URSS , is digging deeper and deeper , like if it was the destiny of an all population ! SAD !

      • Wonfu

        Balderdash !!! More Boris party line propagandist BS.

      • disqus_aJpixObjG7

        You criminal stinking nazi/fascist/putinist russian trash will soon perish along with the russian fascist mass murderers you fight for. ти, смердуцча назистка-фасцистка бандитска катсапска собака скоро скоро погибнесч

      • commieslayer

        Did anyone ever like them ?

      • commieslayer

        What’s the matter Gaspikae ? You scared ?

    • commieslayer

      And still, Russia is so extremely over-rated from almost any point of view. We tend to see our enemies as stronger than they really are, because of our fears.

  • Brent

    Wow, they really are scraping the bottom of the barrel if they brought you to 55 Savushkina…..so Ukraine declared war on itself……glad to see the Kremlin has an ‘equal opportunity’ hiring policy because you sure aren’t the getting their “rubble’s worth” out of you…

    • The truth

      As a moscovite enjoying life in miserable suburds somewhere, you pass time is scrolling at “Trolley Bust” The Savushkina street research center archives with vulgarity as its main source of supply ! I suppose you feel as a free man accordingly to the commies philosophy ! Sorry , but you are after the time of today ! adjust your watch, it is 2015 . The war against the evils ended 70 years ago , enjoy the parade ! Thank you URSS you saved the world ! Now it is time to take your soldiers home , stay there, developp the country ! make it modern ! get happy real people, give them a chance to feel democracy , enjoy life, enjoy the summer to come, try not to make too many mothers running to church yards and cry ! Do that and I will respect and russia will be respected. Under the threat of violences , russia only get negative feelings from around the world !

      • disqus_aJpixObjG7

        ти, смердуцча назистка-фасцистка бандитска катсапска собака скоро скоро погибнесч

      • Michel Cloarec

        You think you are smart, because you are a traitor to the russian people . BRAVO !

        • commieslayer

          Too bad, life’s getting a bit tough eh ? Whodda thunk it ?

      • commieslayer

        Let’s see. You claim that you are not Russian but understand the Russian language and post insulting and inappropriate as well as sexist posts which copy almost word for word the pro-Putin propaganda put out by Russia TV, a known mouthpiece of the KGB. You also seem to have an endless supply of time on your hands which you use in systematic attempts to flame others and derail discussion threads on a site such as Euromaidan. You call others trolls. Interesting. There is no chance in the world, of course, that you might be one of those posting for money from 55 Savushkina Street, in St. Petersburg.

        http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/02/putin-kremlin-inside-russian-troll-house

        • Michel Cloarec

          Idiot, who wants to speak russian but the russians ?
          Learn chinese , it will be more useful , when China will invade little russia.

          • commieslayer

            Everyone knows that Ukrainian predates Russian by many centuries. So it is Russian who is the primitive language of uneducated mujiki from the margins of Kievan/Novgorod Rus. You fail again, vatnik. Pi—ts !

        • commieslayer

          I am a speaker of Russian myself even though I am not Russian, nor are any of my known ancestors. But you are most definitely a Russian vatnik and nikulturnii to the extreme. Your mechanical, inflammatory robot routine gives you away. How much do they pay you to post this garbage ? Do they hand out dictionaries with English curse words to paid posters like you ?

          • commieslayer

            You seem to be imagination-challenged, vatnik. I am not Ukrainian, nor were my ancestors. Stop blabbering like a frustrated hag, you bore us to death. Get a real job, man !

          • commieslayer

            Keep making posts like that and your account will be closed by the moderators as were your previous accounts, Boris.

          • commieslayer

            You are robotic, as usual. Nothing creative, a sure sign of low IQ. I hope that you are as ugly on the outside as you are on the inside. You know, they say that lack of intelligence shows on one’s face. I can’t wait for the day when we finally get rid of your kind.

      • commieslayer

        Why don’t you enjoy this instead ?

    • Murf

      Substitute Moscow for KYIV and you would be spot on.

      • Murf

        Yea right! I call BS!

        • Murf

          To you none I am sure. But to my Senator, when I give him a campaign donation quit a lot. I know him as Senator McConnell You probable know him as the Speaker of the Senate. The number 3 or 4 most powerful men in Washington.
          Or in certain circumstances just Mitch.
          Then there is H R McMasters, Lieutenant General that is. Only he was a just a sniveling Lieutenant, not the hero of 73 Easting.
          And I am not a KYIV troll. I am a EUROMAIDAN Troll to you Mutha Fuka.

          • Murf

            The Turtle with the gavel.
            Which pretty much makes him smarter than the supposed smart people like you. And he does support Ukraine
            As for Fox, their anti Obama rhetoric has gotten old but they were willing to ask him tough questions when the other media only gushed and ask snow ball questions like “what’s your favorite color?” by Barbara Walters.
            Nobody bothered to ask how a guy with zero experience except for political campaigning and lecturing was suddenly supposed to know how to run the largest economy in the world (At least it was before he got it)
            So a Canadian supporting Russia? You do know those Mistral ships have deicing coils in the deck? Do you think they would need those in the MED?
            While Obama is conducting his “Pivot to Asia” Putin is conducting a “Pivot to the Arctic” Can you guess why?
            And you call me trash.

          • Murf

            You don’t get power in this country by being stupid or posting on the internet.

          • Murf

            Obama is smart very smart.
            He just had no experience running anything larger than a campaign staff. Excuse me that I think someone who will have the nuclear launch codes should have more going on than that.

          • Murf

            Some intellect.
            Start a war with your major weapons supplier and largest trade partner. Get in a trade war with your largest costumers. All this just in time to see a price collapse in you most important commodity.
            GDP almost zero for 2014. a 5% contraction for 2015. Maybe growth 2016, maybe.
            Trade shrinking 30%
            Currency devaluation by 40%.
            Weapons modernization cut by 1/3.
            Space funding cut in half.
            Currency reserve reduced 138 billion.
            Capital flight of 130 billion.
            Thousands dead.
            All for a barren peninsula and a port he already had access to.
            This year can only be called a disaster.
            Are you absolutely sure he is smart? Because I just don’t see it.

          • Murf

            Then I guess he was stupid enough to pulled into a ruinous war that is wrecking his economy.
            Yea that sounds much smarter.
            Real leaders shape events. He lost control of this situation a long time ago.

          • puttypants

            Russia: Afghanistan, Chechnya,Georgia,Moldova, Ukraine.Fomenting war and supplying arms to Assad of Syria, Azerbijan,Armenia,Iran,Jordan and many other countries too many to list here.
            America: Vietnam, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Iraq. Staying fair by being within aprox. the same time parameters.

          • Michel Cloarec

            The smart part of russia is putting sanctions on itself !
            BRAVO ! you deserve the prize ” first idiot of the week”

          • commieslayer

            The more I see of how Russians think about all this, the less sympathy can I have even for ordinary Russians. Maybe we should just conquer them and end this s**t.

          • Murf

            Not worth the trouble. Contain them and let them tear them selves apart.

          • puttypants

            Putin is so smart that he talks for 4 hours. So you understand Russian? What did he say that you thought he was so intelligent?

          • commieslayer

            Yeah, he’s all talk. Not to worry, we’ll take good care of his kind.

          • commieslayer

            Murf, you are wasting your time with this paid russian poster. They only understand force.

      • puttypants

        My dear, I didn’t know Canadians were so pro-russian! A canadian that knows so much about Ukraine and Russia from so far away? Hmm? Very interesting! No? He never lies!!! You’re so witty!! Do you use your left or right brain? I just heard that President Putin donates funds to both far left and far right parties. I wonder why?

        • commieslayer

          You sexist vatnik.

          • Michel Cloarec

            The vatniks and their sex wishes, is from another world !
            Animal maybe ? never see the difference between a cow´s ass and a northkorean concubine ass. poor cow ?

          • commieslayer

            But they keep making a huge deal of the decadence of West, even though they idolize Putin, a guy who does this:

            http://www.informationliberation.com/files/putin_nikita.jpg

          • Michel Cloarec

            There is medicin against this kind of behaviour . We will take care of that when the West will put some rules in that country.

          • commieslayer

            They also say that he reneges on his biological mother. Like Stalin. Why is it that Russians are always led by idiots ?

  • The truth

    Only for fun and to educate the trolls I have collected some infos from RT, you know that governmental infrastructure funded by pensions funds.

  • The truth

    Because you are using american words , does not make you civilized ! On 7 lines you managed to use my words + the words dumb,silly,nutcase . Did I insulted you ? If you think so it is because you are touchy ! SORRY ! As I said I did not use some words as respect to desilluionists . That is a fact, not an insult. It is also a fact that putin speaking of the new urss belongs to the political fiction . it is also a fact that putin lied about the occupation of Crimea ! It is also a fact that combined russian-separatists forces are destroying a country which only fault in the eyes of a few fanatics is its wishes to be free from communism and fascism, to be free from the phantoms of the old sovjet . Many russians in russia are having the same target PEACE, SOCIAL REFORMS , EQUALITY and JUSTICE . I know it is a lot , russia will grow with time , 24 years is a short time for a country ! Ukraine has managed under the same time , to get rid of corruptions, negative oligarchs,uggly communism, uggly leninism,uggly stalinism . While russia during that time has managed to start several wars and occupy territories illegal. How does this seems in your eyes ? Hatred or facts ?

    • Wonfu

      Burp!

    • Michel Cloarec

      The blind and fooled little idiot gaspikae , traitor to the russian people , writes about facts dictated by the Kremlin. Think it is his own words ! GASPIKAE USEFUL IDIOT like the JUNTA in lpr/dpr utopia .

      • commieslayer

        They must be getting pretty desperate seeing how no one buys their garbage anymore. Russia, soon to be another former Empire.

    • commieslayer

      They probably handed him a curseword dictionary, his vocabulary seems limited to that.

  • The truth

    Say that to putin, he is the one pulling russia to catastrophes in the name of something which is only an illusion !
    DDR pust….
    URSS pust…..Deal with it , roll up your sleeves, work , live , give a chance to people to decide their own lives !

    • Wonfu

      Balderdash !!! Boris Balderdash.

    • disqus_aJpixObjG7

      ти, смердуцча назистка-фасцистка бандитска катсапска собака скоро скоро погибнесч

    • commieslayer

      They are not able to do that. From the beginning of its history, Russia built its whole identity on the myth of the strong leader and on a system of endless mobilization again external threats, real or imagined. Their whole “Russianness” depends on it, they would cease to be recognizably Russian were they to give it up. It is the paranoid state par excellence.

  • what’s what

    Isn’t there a moderator who can delete the disgusting, inappropriate and slanderous posts of obvious pukin trolls like “gaspikae”??? I read euromaidan press as a sort of antidote to the often-ignorant articles from bbc, afp, ap, etc. “journalists” who are so caught up in their misguided attempts to appear un-biased that they brainlessly throw in a pukin-army propaganda quote, and then there are the inevitably troll-infested comments sections. I really wish their were better defenses against such offensive comments at euromaidan press. generally, the trolls aren’t active here, but too often, you see garbage like that posted here by “gaspikae” & his ilk. Oh, well…maybe Euromaidan Press doesn’t have enough money…certainly not the $400MILLION pukin spends annually on anti-Ukrainian hate speech.
    when my dad was a little kid in WWII, he said the russian invaders used such vulgar language, were so needlessly uncivilized and barbaric…I didn’t know clearly what he meant, but it seems that creatures like “gaspikae” and “motorola” are the exact modern-day clones of those “fine examples” of russian culture and civilization. even in my daughter’s school – there are so many russian immigrants, and their parents are so arrogant, bigoted, and 100% sure of russian infallibility…they truly believe they are god’s gift to the earth. i feel like asking them, “if your country is so great, then why is it being run into the ground by a kgb/mafia/mass-murdering 2-bit thug like pukin, and why the hell did you ever leave such a ‘people’s paradise'”??? if someone is unsure of the dangers of such russian nationalistic chauvinism, they only need look to the horrible situation it’s created in Ukraine.

    • Michel Cloarec

      Everything is run by Disqu´s. No moderator !
      The only quality the russians have is their PATIENCE . ) 97 years ago , to keep the power after the Bolschevik COUP. Lenin self utnamed Leader both to politic and religion promised the paradise ! 97 years is a long time , so you can imagine how weird it became for the russians ! That what you get today, out of those patiently gifted people rises new leaders , which are a product of this paradise dreams . And they go on with the same litanies , they have no alternative than to continue with the same bluff centuries forwards .The nightmares will go on and go on to infinity !

      • commieslayer

        It is not patience. It is apathy, stemming from desperation.

    • commieslayer

      Do not forget that pride comes before the fall. Their arrogance is just a cover for their enormous insecurity. They know that the WHOLE WORLD hates and despises their miserable country, because of the deeds of their forefathers. They are doomed and hopeless to stop it.

  • Олександр Ярощук

    Then please explain me, how the so-called “opolchentsy” in Donbas can fight for so a long time not having any industry in working conditions, no military plants, no money even to feed people of Donbas. Where did thay take Grad and Uragan launching systems, tanks, armoury etc and etc. This costs tens of millions of dollars. They say that they are poor. Please explain me where did they take so much money to fight a war? Why are so many military equipment is located on Russian side, why Russia refuses to restore bordr control etc. and etc.

    • Wonfu

      BS Boris.

    • commieslayer

      Nobody outside Russia and North Korea has any doubt that what is happening in the Donbas is war by proxy waged by Russia against Ukraine. So it’s pointless to engage with paid Russian posters, Putin has already throroughly lost the propaganda war. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxNqpGpru9s

  • Wonfu

    Oh Gaspikae aka Boris.. A new putler troll arrives upon the scene to replace the one’s ‘deleted by Discus.

    Hristo and Sorry Sucker

    It is truly a sad display of controlled ignorance.

    Each time their response to rebuttal is a line of filth and disdain or some ‘canned propaganda’ provided by their ‘handlers’.

    I can not imagine what a sorry existence these trolls must live.

    They must be conscripted to perform based on their ability to use the
    English language since they do not comprehend nor understand the subject
    matter or people they are responding to.

    “I am russian tough guy typing on keyboard. Be afraid of my words.”

    Standing on top of the internet screaming “Nuland did it”.

    What a comedic act of futility.Go out and get a real job Boris and do ‘something’ meaningful with what is left of your miserable life.

    Question Boris… 210,000 trucks. Where did they go M8?

    Clue.. The ‘Great Patriotic Sham’ would have been lost without them.

    tic tock tic tock…..

    • commieslayer

      What they do is not only futile and ridiculous, but also a sign of the extreme desperation of Russian propagandists. It is extremely clear that they have utterly lost the propaganda war both in Ukraine and in the world at large. Their success is limited to Russia proper and its controlled media.

  • Wonfu

    Propaganda BS.

  • Wonfu

    BS Sorry Sucker.

  • disqus_aJpixObjG7

    ти смердуцча назистка-фасцистка бандитска катсапска собака скоро скоро погибнесч

  • commieslayer

    Yeah. I hear that North Korea is equally proud and defiant, even though they are starving.

    • commieslayer

      If you mean their “leaders”, they could give up and run away to some island with whatever fortune they can muster. If you mean their people, unfortunately they can’t do much, they live lives of deep dehumanization and terror. As it goes, it will finally collapse at some point and, at that point, their leaders will be executed by whomever comes to power.

  • The truth

    In Russland there are many lambda russians going along with their lives , like any others lambda citizens in many countries around the world . Those russians only aspire to a life in peace , thinking and hoping for a better future for themselves and their children and their grandchildren. They must have works , wages , schools, hospitals , pensions. All this is based on their possibilities to be able to work and to have a gvnt working for them and that gvnt to fullfill its promises ! Sometimes the gvnt can´t deliver exactly in time those promises, and the lambda citizens roll up their sleeves , work hard and hope that time will be better. These persons deserve respect . They are the country !
    Time by time their gvnt ask them to go to elections local, and fullfill their duties as good citizens, then the gvnt is happy and the country gets a president .
    When the president is sitting in its palace , the president forgot what he promissed to the citizens of the country, they will be important again in 4 years att the new elections. During those periods of 4 years , the gvnt delivers to these people , some small informations via the gvnt controlled TV and Newspapers. The gvnt says “all well, nothing to worry ” Rely on us , we are the best , we only want to use your young boys to start a small war there and there , we must think to protect the country against eventual agressors who want to change our way of life. The decadent West is often the guilty , accused to be fascist or nazist or simply capitalists ! The frenchs do not want to deliver ships we ordered, the germans only want to sale their luxuous cars , the englishs wants to establish their clothes enterprises, the poles wants to sale their agricultural products. the ukrainians do not want to buy our gas , the swedes want to deliver electricity to Lithuania . The list could be very long. But now the lambda citizens of Russland are convinced that armed forces are on their way to Russland territorium ! So the gvnt again ask for more efforts from its citizens, the country needs more weapons. The country having more weapons, it must come usefull . Why having weapons otherwise ?
    The gvnt knows that the lambda russ is a very sensible person and is eager to protect the language and the ethnic groups , the gvnt starts annexations of small bits of another country, that is where those groups are allegedly oppressed by bad gvnts. Now the gvnt has a mandat and must find help to spread the good words .
    It is now the gvnt must recruts trolls as useful idiots to do the dirty job ! to be continued !

  • The truth

    The majority of residents of Crimea almost certainly did not vote to join the Russian Federation, according to a detailed analysis of that vote by Andrey Illarionov, and Putin’s claimed victory was, as many have suspected, the result of the kind of massive falsification Putin has perpetrated in Russian elections in the past.
    Support in Crimea for joining the Russian Federation had in fact been declining rather than increasing, a development that may have contributed to the timing of Moscow’s action.
    In a blog post over the weekend, Illarionov begins by citing the statement of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yuliya Timoshenko who said that only 34 percent of Crimean residents voted for joining the Russian Federation, not the 97 percent Vladimir Putin has claimed.
    Speaking on “Shuster Live,” Tymoshenko said that “according to the data of the leaders of the Crimean Tatar people, only a little more than 34 percent of Crimeans voted for unity with Russia.” That figure, she suggested, is “very close to the truth”.
    Such figures correspond with the results of polls taken in Crimea in early to mid-February, Illarionov point out. One by the Democratic Initiative found that 35.9 percent of Crimeans favored joining Russia, and a second by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology found a figure of 41.0 percent.
    And these in turn replicate the findings of still earlier samplings by the Research and Branding Group and the Gallup Institute and International Republican Institute, he says.

    Such expressions of public opinion in Crimea not only call into question the results Moscow claimed but suggest that those who currently accept them as somehow valid or at least indicative of a majority in the peninsula need to look more closely at those who have examined Russian falsifications of the vote.

    “At a minimum,” Illarionov says, “two-thirds of the residents of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea did not vote for joining [it] to present-day Putin’ Russia.” Consequently, the chief ideological prop of the Kremlin on this issue falls apart and means that Putin is relying on naked force alone, something that those concerned about Ukraine and the future should focus on.

    More such analyses are likely to appear in the coming days, and one can only hope they will have an impact on thinking in the West as well as in Russia. But already they have called attention to something that Putin has preferred not to talk about and that may explain why he acted when he did even more than references to the Maidan.

    Nine months ago, Tatyana Ivzhenko of Moscow’s Nezavsimaya Gazeta reported that “Russia is losing influence on Crimean residents,” a conclusion she said arose from the findings of new polls there. To the extent that is true, Putin may have felt he had to move when he did lest support for him and for Russia were to fall further.

    Some commentators are likely to insist that the Maidan changed everything, that the Kyiv demonstrations intensified the national feelings of ethnic Russians in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine. There is likely some truth in that, but more recent soundings show that most ethnic Russians even in those regions put Ukrainian citizenship above Russian ethnicity.

    Had Putin not played up Russian nationalist sentiment and used it as the basis for an invasion and seizure of Ukrainian territory, Ukraine would likely have been able to integrate its ethnic Russians as full-fledged Ukrainian citizens and would have been a state interested in at least cooperative relations with Moscow.

    But Putin’s actions have unified Ukrainians in ways few had thought possible even several weeks ago, and they are likely to remain unified against Moscow in much the same way the victims of Russian aggression on other occasions are. One can only hope that Russians in Ukraine will nonetheless reject Putin’s inversion of ethnicity and citizenship.

    • commieslayer

      To believe anything that comes out of Russian-owned media would be a sure sign of madness — whether it concerns Crimea, Ukraine, the US, the EU, Space Aliens or anything else whatsoever. When I hear anything coming from them, I just flush.

  • The truth

    The fascist pro-putin from canada is woring today spreading kremlin lies
    He realing think that anyone believes his organized bull shit .
    GAZSPIKE IS AN ILLLUSIONIST !

    • commieslayer

      Nah, merely a guy whose life is so pathetic that he has to take money to post propaganda here according to the rigid requirements of his inept handlers.

  • The truth

    Conspirations theories from GASPIKAE + books from Ian Fleming and tom Cruise Top Gun + mission impossible, and gasspie makes fictions ! BRAVO !
    NOBEL PRIZE IN SIGHT ?

    • commieslayer

      Rather, a pathetic, miserable life in his native Russia which he will desperately try to compensate for by fascist boasts about the “greatness” of his decaying nation.

  • Michel Cloarec

    take care , gaspikae is on a night out ! hide your cows, he does not know the difference between a cow and a north korean concubine ! Poor cows !
    Especially the ukrainian cows he does not like . Buy contraceptive pills , please !there are already too many uggly things on this planet.

    • commieslayer

      gaspikae is a typical example of Russia’s disease. He obviously has rather low IQ and a very limited understanding of the world — facts which he attempts to cover up by being exceedingly obnoxiuous and boastful. In final analysis, he is merely pitiful — the way that one might have pity on someone who is monstrously ugly. But I wouldn’t let him anywhere near my kids or relatives, since I know what brutes such low self-esteem people can be. “Imagine a cockroach with a huge inferiority complex”, to quote a phrase from “Men in Black”.

  • Michel Cloarec

    People, be nice to your animals , take them in ! gaspikae is on a night out !

  • commieslayer

    I have no doubt that the NSA already has a nice file on Gaspikae, will come to bite him from the behind later on, no doubt.