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This Western poll results showing consistency with the referendum results one year ago should put to rest the issue of whether to send lethal aid to Kiev or not. Kiev is just at war with itself, having to deal with dissent right from its own citizens who would rather live in peace than go to war with their own blood.
This had happened before. Last year, Poroshenko abandoned his men at the frontlines and were forced to cross the border into Russia.
Probably, the only reason why Poroshenko signed the Minsk Peace Plan 2.0 was so he could avail of the $17.5 Billion IMF assistance for Ukraine.
By DR PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS
Judging by the report on RT http://rt.com/news/231667-minsk-ceasefire-deal-breakup/ I conclude that the Ukraine peace deal worked out in Minsk by Putin, Merkel, Hollande, and Poroshenko has little chance of success.
As Washington is not a partner to the Minsk peace deal, how can there be peace when Washington has made policy decisions to escalate the conflict and to use the conflict as a proxy war between the US and Russia?
By JIM W. DEAN
“What kind of peace do we seek? Not a Pax Americana enforced on the world by American weapons of war. Not the peace of the grave or the security of the slave. I am talking about genuine peace, the kind of peace that makes life on earth worth living.” –John F. Kennedy
We have all been here before, on the eve of another ceasefire meeting where all past agreements were totally ignored by Kiev, who used them to buy time to bring in weapons, equipment and mercenaries to use in the next offensive. The West has been totally complicit in every step of this.
As expected, the promised explosive presentation by Poroshenko didn’t make it to the screen. He came to the negotiation with nothing to bargain with. Worse, the BBC, in an attempt to redeem itself at this late hour, has finally aired the truth about the false flag shooting of policemen and Maidan protesters more than a year ago which was used by the West to justify its removal of Yanukovich from power. Continue reading Everybody’s Happy After Minsk Talk 2.0 Except Poroshenko
All eyes are set to the ongoing Minsk Peace Talks between countries dubbed as the “Normandy Four”, i.e. France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia. Theatrics?
Yes, they have it.
Bear in mind, these negotiations are done against the backdrop of continuing attacks against civilians in Donetsk and Donbass. The rebels do have the upper-hand as approximately 7,000 Kiev troops are being trapped near the village of Debaltsevo in Donbass.
Among those trapped are English-speaking mercenaries like the one captured in a video few days ago.
Also, while Donbass residents and relatives abroad are passionate about defending their homeland, Western Ukrainians are actively opposing mandatory conscription to Kiev’s armed forces. Poroshenko currently has standing ” shoot to kill” order for all deserters.
Prior to attending the Minsk, Poroshenko promised an explosive presentation.
Once again, the Nazi forces and paid amateur mercenaries are trapped somewhere in Devaltsevo, half of the entire Ukrainian combatants are currently squeezed within that small cauldron.