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New Report Urges 20,000 UN Troops in Ukraine

New Report Urges 20,000 UN Troops in Ukraine

20,000 UN Troops Ukraine(ANTIWAR.COM) — With an eye toward ending the conflict within Ukraine, a new report from former NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen, currently working as an adviser to the Ukrainian government, is pushing for the UN to commit 20,000 troops to the country. The 20,000 troops would be from “non-NATO countries,” with only Sweden and Belarus named as potentials. […]Source: New Report Urges 20,000 UN Troops in Ukraine

OLIVER STONE’S “UKRAINE ON FIRE” DOCUMENTARY RELEASED IN THE WEST

OLIVER STONE’S “UKRAINE ON FIRE” DOCUMENTARY RELEASED IN THE WEST

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Investigative journalist Robert Parry reveals how US-funded political NGOs and media companies have emerged since the 1980s, replacing the CIA in promoting America’s geopolitical agenda abroad.

 

As Russia-Insider details, Ukraine on Fire provides a historical perspective for the deep divisions in the region which led to the 2004 Orange Revolution, the 2014 uprisings, and the violent overthrow of democratically-elected Yanukovych. Covered by Western media as a ‘popular revolution’, it was in fact a coup d’état scripted and staged by ultra-nationalist groups and the US State Department.

 

Executive producer Oliver Stone gained unprecedented access to the inside story through his on-camera interviews with former President Viktor Yanukovych and Minister of Internal Affairs Vitaliy Zakharchenko, who explain how the US Ambassador and factions in Washington actively plotted for regime change.

 

And, in his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Stone solicits Putin’s take on the significance of Crimea, NATO and the US’s history of interference in elections and regime change (more…)

US To Officially Send “Lethal Arms” To Ukraine, Russia Says US “Crossed The Line” – But US Has Been Arming Kiev For Years

US To Officially Send “Lethal Arms” To Ukraine, Russia Says US “Crossed The Line” – But US Has Been Arming Kiev For Years

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By Brandon Turbeville After its horrendous decision to officially recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, the Trump administration is showing signs of its intention to…
Source: US To Officially Send “Lethal Arms” To Ukraine, Russia Says US “Crossed The Line” – But US Has Been Arming Kiev For Years

“The US Has Crossed The Line”: Russia Warns Trump Decision To Arm Ukraine Will “Lead

Russia has reacted fiercely to the end of week breaking news that President Trump plans to approve the legal sale of US antitank missiles and possibly other advanced systems to the Ukrainian government in a move that could change the battlefield calculus of the war between Ukrainian and Russian-aligned forces in the Donbass region along the Russian border. ABC News described the “total defense package of $47 million includes the sale of 210 anti-tank missiles and 35 launchers” which will be sure to harm Trump’s longtime stated goal of improving relations with Moscow.

Though Kiev has long had limited access to US lethal arms through private contracts with American and international arms producers, this represents a significant escalation involving the likelihood that advanced US systems would be used directly on Russian-aligned militias in the eastern Donbass region and potentially Russian forces along the border. Up until now, the White House has been reluctant to escalate the war so openly, as it did when it supplied anti-Assad fighters in Syria with sophisticated TOW anti-tank missiles.

While the US State Department claims the move is “defensive” in nature, Russian deputy foreign minister (more…)

Trump Gifts Ukraine Lethal Weapons For Christmas, Escalating Tension With Russia

Trump Gifts Ukraine Lethal Weapons For Christmas, Escalating Tension With Russia

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By Aaron Kesel Under the disguise of Christmas, U.S. President Donald Trump sneakingly gifted Ukraine with American lethal defensive weaponry; Russia has responded warning the…
Source: Trump Gifts Ukraine Lethal Weapons For Christmas, Escalating Tension With Russia

Russia issues stern warning U.S. is fueling new bloodshed in Ukraine – The Washington Post

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Russian officials said Saturday that the U.S. decision to supply Ukraine with lethal weapons to combat Russian-backed separatists will cause new bloodshed, as long-standing tensions between Washington and Moscow escalated over the four-year-old conflict.

Moscow’ admonition came shortly after the State Department announced Friday evening that the United States will provide heavy armaments to Ukraine for the first time, a step up from the support equipment and training offered so far. A statement by spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the weapons were defensive in nature, “as part of our effort to help Ukraine build its long-term defense capacity, to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity, and to deter further aggression.”


https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/russia-issues-stern-warning-us-is-fueling-new-bloodshed-in-ukraine/2017/12/23/7e90f78a-40bf-4967-95f0-af840a23ec63_story.html

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Ukraine arrests prime minister’s interpreter, accuses him of spying for Russia

Ukraine arrests prime minister’s interpreter, accuses him of spying for Russia

Ukraine’s counterintelligence agency has arrested the principal translator of the country’s prime minister, accusing him of spying for Russia. The translator has been identified as Stanislav Yezhov, who has served as a translator for two consecutive Ukrainian prime ministers.
Source: Ukraine arrests prime minister’s interpreter, accuses him of spying for Russia