EU sanctions keep Putin’s associate from entering Moldova

Vladimir Putin with Dmitry Rogozin. Archival photo: Sputnik

Vladimir Putin with Dmitry Rogozin. Archival photo: Sputnik 

Analysis & Opinion

Article by: Vitaly Portnikov

The turning back of the plane carrying the Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin is being compared ironically with the U-turn made over the Atlantic by the plane of the former Russian prime minister Yevgeny Primakov. Primakov, one of the initiators of Russia’s return to Soviet revanchism and its anti-Western foreign policy, ordered that his aircraft be turned back after learning about the start of the NATO operation against the regime of Slobodan Milosevic in the Balkans. The crazy maneuver has come to symbolize the collapse of any hopes for change in Russia. Soon afterwards, President  Boris Yeltsin would leave politics and the checkist Vladimir Putin would defeat the checkist Primakov in the competition of who could best protect the interests  of the FSB (Russia’s Federal Security Service).

Protest against Dmytry Rogozin in Moldova, July 2017.Photo (RFE/RL)

Protest against Dmytry Rogozin in Moldova, July 2017. Photo (RFE/RL)

But Primakov had the plane do the U-turn over the Atlantic of his own volition . Rogozin, however, had to return home after Romania barred the airliner with the undesirable passenger from entering its airspace to fly to neighboring Moldova. Rogozin, of course, does not fly over Ukraine. Earlier, despite being on the European Union’s sanctions list, he was able to visit the country whose “curator” he is considered to be in the Kremlin. But this time Bucharest decided not to do any favors for Rogozin. And it is clear why. The Russian official was planning to hold an elaborate celebration in Bendery to mark the 25th anniversary of the actual occupation of Transnistria, which, of course, was called a “peacekeeping operation.” The Romanians quickly agreed with the position of Moldova’s government and parliament, which considered this “holiday” a mockery of the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

After returning to Moscow, Rogozin brazenly threatened to exact revenge on the Romanian government while, following the example of his boss Vladimir Putin, he pretended to worry about the women and children on the passenger plane, whose lives supposedly were endangered by Bucharest’s decision. At the same time, the thought that sanctioned individuals should not enter the cabins of commercial airliners did not even enter Rogozin’s head. Women and children probably were supposed to become a live shield for Putin’s associate to help him get to Moldova to mark the day of the occupier. However, it simply did not work this time.

Dmytry Rogozin and President of Moldova Igor Dodon

Dmytry Rogozin and President of Moldova Igor Dodon

Sadly, Moldova’s acting president turned out to be on the side of the occupier. It was Igor Dodon, in fact, who had invited Rogozin to Moldova and who was preparing to accompany him to Transnistria and to embrace the head of the occupation administration, Vadym Krasnoselsky, at the dubious holiday. Afterwards, when Dodon’s anti-state plan was undermined by the joint efforts of Moldova and Romania, the president threatened his own country with mass protests and promised to go to Bendery without Rogozin. And that is because Krasnoselsky clearly indicated there could be no discussion about the restoration of the territorial integrity of Moldova.

However, when two presidents — the legitimate one and the puppet– dance together to the tune of Rogozin’s balalaikas, the Russian official does not even have to come. The dance will take place under any circumstance.

Translated by: Anna Mostovych
Source: Radio Svoboda

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  • Brent

    Russia, Russia, Russia….when will you learn your “Kremlin Mafia” is no longer welcome in other countries? GO HOME. STAY IN MUSCOVY.

    Maybe Kim Jong Un will invite you over one day if you get lonely….

    • Dirk Smith

      True, both are hermit kingdoms ruled by dwarfish sociopaths.

    • Rafael Hernandez

      You only represent your mental hospital, no other countries point of views

      • svend lykkegaard

        You Russian Troll are as normal wrong. The civilized world despice Putler and his friends. Just wait for the new sanctions to hit.

      • Brent

        Seems like Modova agrees with me….and all the other civilized countries who have banned Russian swine from entering!!!

        Has Norway revoked your status yet or are you in hiding because you don’t want to be deported back to Russia?

  • Oknemfrod

    But wait!

    The spectacle for all to behold didn’t end with the hilarious turning of the Rogozin’s plane around and its landing in Belarus instead of Chișinău. Nor did it end with the idiotic verses Rogozin tweeted to threaten the Romanians (one should know Russian, better natively, to appreciate his “poetry”).

    Now we’ve actually had a Russian tit for the Romanian tat, and that is … a ban on exporting live pigs from Romania to Russia. Why pigs? Well, just take a look at Rogozin and you’ll understand. Why ban many pigs in exchange for banning just one? It has a logical explanation as well: Not only he is a boar dirtier than all the Romanian swine combined, he is also a pig that flies, and that alone seems to make the tit for the tat fair.

    p.s. I didn’t mean to insult the pigs except one.
    p.p.s. The formal reason the Kremlin has given for banning the Romanian pigs is that their quality doesn’t meet the Russian “standards”. No kidding.

    • zorbatheturk

      I feel sorry for any poor pig sent to RuSSia.

      • Rafael Hernandez

        But you are Turkish, you are not suppossed to feel anything but disdain about Pigs. Don’t tell your neighboors that you’ve disavowed Islam, or you might be in for an unpleasent suprise. Or have you been lying all along?

        • svend lykkegaard

          Why do you think he compare pigs with Kremlin???

          • Eddy Verhaeghe

            ROFL 😉

          • Rafael Hernandez

            You know the poster’s gender? was that your 4th account assigned to EP?

        • Brent

          No master what ethnicity, we all feel disdain for LYING RUSSO NAZZI PIGS LIKE YOU, RALPHIE…

    • Screwdriver

      Russia is just going Kosher. Ukrainian export of “Salo” is down 98%.
      But jokes aside.. looks like Moldovans leaning to Russia according to recent polls.
      After new parl. elections, senators would be be more Russia friendly
      “What may be astonishing, however, is the decrease rather than growth of pro-European sympathies. This is despite the fact that Moldova was the first Eastern Partnership (EaP) country granted visa liberalisation (April 2014), and an Association Agreement and DCFTA (June 2014), as well as substantial development and financial assistance. It seems that those EU’s flagship projects bring very little results.”
      http://emerging-europe.com/voices/voices-intl-relations/moldova-falls-victim-to-politicising/

      • Oknemfrod

        I know – the dwarf has issued a special ukase banning his sheeple from eating tref. So, now Russians go to Ukraine to buy pork bellies, which Ukrainians label “Kosher”, “Parve”, and so on free of charge; so when the Russians cross the border back into Russia, they get a kosher pass from the Russian border guards after ceding 40 percent of the kosher pork to them as otkat.

        p.s. Jokes aside, I couldn’t care less which way the Moldovans are leaning. Kosher pork is much more important.

        • Dagwood Bumstead

          “Kosher” and “pork” are contradictory. Pork is forbidden to Jews according to their religious laws, regardless of whether it’s from ritually slaughtered pigs or not. :)

          • Oknemfrod

            Precisely. But sarcasm is built on contradictions ;).

      • Dagwood Bumstead

        Who cares if Dwarfstan boycotts salo? It only means there’s more salo for us!

        • Rafael Hernandez

          You like Salo? lol

    • focusser1
      • Oknemfrod

        Exactly what I meant. And there’s no hope to rectify the situation regardless of the state of the economy and/or income level: The problem lies in a different plane, namely that everyone is convinced that it’s okay to steal and commit fraud as long as one can get away with it.

        Against this grim background, it’s hilarious how Kremtrolls have been constantly banging on the theme (don’t know if you’ve noticed it) of “the dismal quality of ‘artificial food’ in the US” as opposed to “the greatness of ‘all natural food’ in Russia”.

        • Dagwood Bumstead

          Look on the bright side. The worse food quality gets in Dwarfstan, the worse the health of Dwarfstanians will get and the sooner they will become extinct.

          • Rafael Hernandez

            Hitlerish thoughts, you dumb idiot. You also want Vernyayev, Klimkin and Turchynov to become extinct too? For once you may be on to something

          • Dagwood Bumstead

            They are Ukrainian, old eunuch. And the Ukrainians still have working standards for their food, so they aren’t likely to become extinct- no ratburger and palm oil cheese in the Ukraine.

          • Rafael Hernandez

            They are ethnic Russians living in Ukraine. Yes, guess what other things are not in Ukraine

          • Vol Ya

            soon there will be no russian swine in Ukraine. where is your boss yanukovich hiding these days.

          • Dagwood Bumstead

            They are Ukrainian citizens living in Kyiv, old eunuch. So they eat food which meets Ukrainian standards just as everybody else. And Ukrainian food does not include palm oil cheese and ratburger.

          • veth

            AFTER LANDREFORM (PRAY THE LORD) UKRAINE CAN FEED WHOLE EUROPE EASILY………….OR CHINA

          • Ihor Dawydiak

            To be replaced by genuine Muslims, Kazan Tatars, Mongolians and with a sprinkling of Chinese convicts.

          • veth

            THE LEFT-OVERS OF FOOD ARE TRANSPORTED TO DONBASS, CHILDREN DY THERE OF IT.

        • focusser1

          Russians will never blame Putin for anything, it’s healthier to eat the rotten food than to complain. So deflecting to the state of food in the US, is Russia’s answer to the diabolical state of food in Russia. The old, yours is just as bad as ours scenario, keeps the sheep happy if they think the West is eating the same crap as they are.

        • Ihor Dawydiak

          Rotten Russian cabbage remains at the top of the hit parade in the swamps of Muscovy. However, this does not pertain to Putin the Pederast. Aside from some young boys, he has always preferred pheasant under glass to be washed down with ultra expensive Armenian brandy.

          • Oknemfrod

            Methinks you’re grossly overestimating the dwarf’s perception of taste. Bydlo always remains bydlo regardless of the billions amassed. He uses a ladle to wolf down finest caviar, washes it down with Chateau Petrus half-mixed with coke, and burps raucously after each gulp. The most important part of the process is to have the million-dollar watch on his wrist never unexposed.

          • Ihor Dawydiak

            True, but Volodya usually saves his “best underground behavior” for the private occasions when he gets together with his fellow dwarf and bum boy Mitya Medvedev. They then proceed to “pig out”, drink alcohol laced with steroids (that would explain Putin’s man breasts), compare burps and farts and then play with their wankers until the cows come home. Note: When Putin’s ex-wife found out about this she was both appalled and excited. She received her requested divorce and a massive sum of money. Why? There has been speculation that she knew about Putin’s boyfriends and was diddling Mitya (Putin’s real lover) on the side. As such they all decided to keep it within the family or until Putin is assassinated.

          • Oknemfrod

            If Dickens were still alive, he could write “A Tale of Two Dwarfs”.

      • Murf

        “Bread bakers were discovered to use “fifth-grade” wheat, the sort usually intended for cattle.”
        This pretty much sums up the status of the Russian people in the eyes of the government and business leaders.

        • focusser1

          The cattle are worth more than the Russian public.

    • Ihor Dawydiak

      It should be more than evident that Dmitry Rogozin has a severe case of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) in addition to many other mental health disorders. But then again, would there be anyone in Putin’s inner circle who was not afflicted with mental health issues? However, back to Rogozin. This individual had already been warned on a previous occasion by the Romanian and Moldovan Governments that he was a “persona non grata” and as such would be denied access to both countries. Rogozin then fired back a hysterical reply that the next time he would fly to Moldova in a Russian Bomber. What a pity that Putin would not allow him to carry out his threat as the Romanian Armed Forces would have thoroughly enjoyed a live fire exercise.

      • Oknemfrod

        But a pity indeed …

      • focusser1

        It’s nice to see the ego of this a$$hole burst like a ballooon with a pin. The “I am Russian” threat does not work anymore, more and more countries are putting Russia in there place.

      • veth

        WELCOME IN UPSIDE-DOWN LAND!
        MOSCOW – Russia said on Saturday the European Union’s decision to sanction a Russian deputy energy minister over the delivery of Siemens’ turbines to Moscow-annexed Crimea was politically motivated and illegal.

        • Oknemfrod

          They are right to the extent of having their own, uniquely Russian, concept of “politically motivated” and “illegal”, quite different from that adopted by the civilized world.

  • zorbatheturk

    Ban all Russkiys from Europe.

    • focusser1

      Only Europe?

      • Rafael Hernandez

        Wow I only see 2 who would write under a petition

      • Ihor Dawydiak

        Nope. Venezuela should also be on the list as they are having more than enough problems with their current communist dictator.

  • veth

    The Ukrainian World Congress welcomes the signing by United States President Donald Trump of the Bill “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act”.
    This was stated by President of the Ukrainian World Congress Eugene Czolij, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

    “The Ukrainian World Congress welcomes the signing by President of the United States of America of the Bill “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act” and urges the United States to increase sanctions as soon as possible against the Russian Federation, which for over three years has been violating the territorial integrity of Ukraine and intensifying its military actions in Eastern Ukraine,” the UWC president said.

    As reported, the Bill “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act” (HR 3364) reinforces the ability of the U.S. Congress to control the implementation of sanctions, in particular against Iran, the Russian Federation and North Korea, for their dangerous and hostile actions that undermine the U.S. and its allies. In the case of the Russian Federation, sanctions were implemented in response to its illegal annexation of Crimea and invasion of the territories of Eastern Ukraine.

  • veth

    TRUMP HAS SIGNED THE SANCTION BILL IN WHICH RUSSIA, IRAN, NORTH KOREA ARE REGARDED PARIAH STATES!

  • veth

    In January-July of 2017, the local budgets received UAH 102.8 billion.
    Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Regional Development, Construction and Housing of Ukraine Hennadiy Zubko informed this on Facebook.

    “The local budgets during the period of January-July were increased by UAH 24.9 billion compared to the same period of the previous year. In January-July, the total fund of local budgets received UAH 102.8 billion,” he wrote.

    According to the deputy prime minister, for seven months of this year, the budgets of 366 united territorial communities reached UAH 4.7 billion.

    i LIKE THIS REFORM, BIG SUCCES.

  • Vol Ya

    keep those Russian criminals locked up inside Russia. Soon Russia will start to disintegrate from within. Actual the process has already started. Look at the officials statistics, rising mortality rates, rising rates of alcoholism, declining life expectancy. Russia is doomed. If Russia is such a great country, then why do Putin’s and Lavrov’s children live abroad, in western Europe?