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Ukraine President Poroshenko gets LIFE behind bars for war crimes (VIDEO)

Leading Kiev regime figures Alexander Turchynov and Arsen Avakov were also among the 8 defendants sentenced

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A special war crimes tribunal established in the breakaway Lugansk People’s Republic has found guilty and sentenced eight criminal defendants. They are all current or former members of the coup regime which came to power in Kiev in February 2014.

The “Ukrainian People’s Tribunal” was organized in March of this year at the initiative of a group of lawyers in Ukraine’s war-ravaged Donbass region, of which Lugansk forms a part. Although such a body is not provided for in Ukraine’s constitution, the organizers say the trial was run in accordance with Ukrainian legal procedures and all judges were Ukrainian citizens.

Russian news outlet RIA Novosti reported the list of those convicted as follows:

In addition to [Ukrainian President Petro] Poroshenko, the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov, the secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Alexander Turchynov, the Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Andrey Parubiy, the head of the Defense Ministry Stepan Poltorak and the head of the General Staff of the Armed Forces Viktor Muzhenko, as well as the former Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and the acting head Cabinet of Ministers Vladimir Groysman were convicted. All of them were sentenced in absentia to life imprisonment.

Then acting president Turchynov, along with Avakov who was then national security secretary, sent the Ukrainian military into Donbass in April 2014 in response to counter-protests which occupied government buildings there in opposition to the Kiev coup.

Organizing themselves as the “people’s republics” of Donetsk and Lugansk, locals put up armed resistance against the Kiev government forces, which were joined by and still include various right-wing extremist and openly declared neo-Nazi formations. The control exercised by the Ukrainian government over many of these formations can be described as weak at best.

So far the war has killed over 10,000 people, and both sides have been locked in a stalemate since about September 2014, which occasional flare-ups and Ukrainian shelling of the two rebel cities. President Poroshenko has shown no indication of being willing to implement peace agreements he signed with the two republics at Minsk in September 2014 and February 2015.

Although the organizers of the Lugansk war crimes tribunal admit their verdict stands little chance of being implemented in the short term, they plan to pass on all materials from the trial to the Supreme Court of Ukraine which could conduct a legally-recognized proceeding once there is a change of government in Kiev.

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Too bad they couldn’t try Valerie Nuland in absentia. She and her neo-liberal/neo-con cohorts are the real culprits behind the coup.

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They can. The U.$. will not recognise it, but they can. Begin the process. Document the allegations and collate the evidence. The process has to start somewhere, and this is where it should start. Begin now.

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This is more important than most people realise. This is ‘the precedent’ and the beginning of ‘due process.’ Everything starts with documentation; formalisation of allegations; and the collation of evidence. Do NOT Stop this undertaking. Whether or not it is enforceable in ‘Western Ukraine’ is irrelevant. The process must be started. Same as in Syria; Libya, Iraq. The process must be started. Keep up this work. Do not stop. Formalise all allegations and collate the evidence to back up those allegations.

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The Fatso and his power-hungry Neo-Nazi stuffed gang are responsible for the deaths of more than 100 “beautiful” Donbass babies, the deaths of more than 10,000 Ukrainians and the terrible injuries of thousands more. All to prove their loyalty to “European values” and subservience to the US/EU/NATO gang, who demanded that Russians pay the price for their snatching of Crimea under their greedy noses and so they picked on their own Russian speaking Ukrainian citizens in the Donbass. There is a special place in Hell for these vile creatures, right next to their murderous heroes from WW2. As a British… Read more »

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I wish their jurisdiction extended to the US — they could add Victoria Nuland, John McCain, Amy Klobuchar, Lindsey Graham, Hillary Clinton and Barak Obama to the list.

Rodney Atkinson
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Why don’t they take the case to the International criminal court?

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Stop Bush and Clinton

Good start — now do the same to those who organized and paid for that coup — Hitlery Clinton, Victoria Nuland, Barack Obama, and their EU helpers.

Nikos Yiasou
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Nikos Yiasou

A similar war crimes tribunal against NATO for its assault on Yugoslavia was set up by former U.S. attorney general Ramsay Clark.
https://iacenter.org/warcrime/indictmt.htm

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Akit

Great news.

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whatwaysup

Pyat, Ford, Noodleman…sorry, Nuland, McCain, Harding, Biden father and son……I know they have been cited in comments many times but I just wanted to repeat their part in the war crime and let’s not forget false flag MH17…JIT coverup, collusion, Elliot ‘smellarat’ Baggins could get a mention too..

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Well that’s some good news for a change.

Cheryl Brandon
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Great now JAIL THE BLOODY NAZI SUPPORTING CRIMINALS.

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The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris examine how US and EU sanctions have continued to provide a huge boost to Russia’s economy. Russia’s food sovereignty has practically been achieved, as the Russian central bank continues to buy gold and lower its exposure to western financial markets.

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Outside pressure in the form of sanctions has become an incentive to resolve various issues of Russia’s economy, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev stated in an interview with the Izvestiya daily.

He noted that through introducing sanctions against Russia, “the West aims to destabilize Russia’s economy and to create social and political tensions in society.”

“But during the difficult times, Russians have always stuck together and mobilized their resources in order to ensure the country’s sovereignty. This is what is happening now – the outside pressure has become an incentive to resolve many problems in Russia’s economy,” he said.

“Before the sanctions, it seemed that we would never be able to feed ourselves and that we are doomed to be dependent on Western import. However, right now, Russia’s food sovereignty in crucial sectors has practically been achieved, and in some areas, Russia has become the leading exporter,” Patrushev noted.

Those who apply the sanctions “can see that they (the sanctions – TASS) are ineffective and often achieve the opposite goal,” the Russian security chief concluded.

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US Neocon Foreign Policy and the War Waged Against Serbia

The Serbian assault began first by a ‘financial war’; by sanctions and finished off by an aggressive unprovoked incessant NATO bombing campaign.

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The ‘witch-hunt’ against President Trump over Russian collusion has officially ended, following the submission of the Mueller Report, enabling us to now focus on the real problems of America that effects the whole world.

In the hope of a waining of the Russophobia in America, let’s look at the US’s recent war history by starting with the 20th anniversary this month of the NATO war on Serbia in 1999 which amounted to almost 100 days of bombing of historic cities and infrastructure.

Firstly, these problems are, in the main caused by the Neocons, or Deep State, whatever you wish to call them, and the continuing promotion, by the US Military-Security Industrial Complex, of wars and regime change and secondly, Trump’s unreserved support for Israel, regardless of war crimes they may continue to commit against the Palestinians.

Incredibly after that one sided unjust and illegal war that NATO executed, NATO has the audacity to invite Serbia to join it! Something that will never happen. What do they smoke in DC, in the Pentagon and Brussels based NATO?

To compound these overall problems, the US Military and Israeli Defence Forces collaborate on these US regime change policies on all continents evidenced most recently by the arrival of crack Israeli troops last month in Brazil, prepared to support an attack potentially by Brazil and Columbia on Venezuela.

As, has now come to be expected, America pursues its Venezuelan regime change with full main stream media (MSM) cooperation, using well proven sophisticated propaganda techniques along with a variety of pretexts.

From Serbia to Iraq to Libya, where does it end? Observe that Trump is now seeking a ‘NATO alliance’ offering NATO status, to President Bolsonaro of Brazil to back the invasion of Venezuela.

So it is important to remember, as an example, that after a long war of economic and financial destabilization ended with the bombing of Serbia.

Serbia was previously a part of Yugoslavia, a country which had successfully evolved after 1945 to solve the old rivalries of the 19th and early 20th Century Balkan ethnic animosities which was, prior to the advent of power of President Tito, its past history.

The United Nations, instead of supporting, in effect, so called ‘humanitarian wars’ and ‘regime change wars’ by the US, using NATO, helped and relentlessly driven home by MSM outlets like CNN and FOX NEWS into people’s heads, must finally take a stand.

So too, Yugoslavia, once the envy of many in the world, given its then ‘non-aligned’ status under President Tito, was destroyed and broken up; ‘Balkanized’ in the early 1990s.

The Serbian assault began first by a ‘financial war’; by sanctions and finished off by an aggressive unprovoked incessant NATO bombing campaign. That’s what we can expect in Venezuela next.

This ‘Balkanization’ strategy similarly applies to Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria et al. It serves US Neocon interests to dismember States in the world and create smaller more ‘manageable’ countries.

‘Regime change’ runs against the intent, the very words contained in the US Constitution. No one in MSM ever reminds us of that fact. Nevertheless America’s ambition to overthrow other States continues, which they arrogantly now make no secret of. The next States will probably be Nicaragua then Iran to name but two.

A very noteworthy most recent outrageous unilateral declaration was made by President Trump, not yet formally agreed by US institutions, ‘giving’ something he has no authority to give; Syrian territory, the Golan Heights to be precise, to Israel. Something that one day could trigger a full scale Arab-Israeli War.

This is of extreme importance yet no real outcry comes from world leaders; well not so far.

The main reason for that decision given by senior US Administration figures is that “God anointed Trump to save the Jews”.

Not forgetting Trump’s need (which we the people don’t understand exactly why) to support Prime Minister Netanyahu in his difficult upcoming elections in Israel – in part because both countries failed to ‘regime change’ Syria – but more importantly to help the ‘financial terrorists’ who formed a company jointly that has already started drilling for oil in the Golan Heights. You might like to know who owns such oil drilling company which should answer a plethora of questions in one go that you must be asking yourselves.

The shareholder’s names tells us everything; Dick Cheney; Baron Rothschild and Rupert Murdoch. The titular heads of neocons, bankers and media on the planet.

In ending there is no more evidence required for us, the people of the world, to rise up against the globalist dark forces wherever they exist, be it in Brussels, London, France or Washington. We must demand democratic elections or start revolutions, the latter has already begun in France in the form of ‘the yellow vests’. And Brexit, by definition, is a rejection by the British people of globalism and American Hegemony.

The pattern of US destabilization and destruction of States to loot them of their sovereign resources is the unseen history of the last 100 years, not taught in any university, anywhere in the West.

As far as Ukraine is concerned, its government was taken down by the CIA and replaced by an ultra fascist regime that has full backing from America. This is no secret. But the MSM simple don’t report it.

US led NATO is ‘the transnational war machine’ of the world, devouring almost all free countries wealth. It can extort to terrorize all into conformity to the global ‘carcinogenic’ US Neocon imperialistic strategy.

A total estimated 20m people around the world have died since the end of WW11 at the hands of US Forces. Think about that for a moment.

One of the most famous sayings attributed to America’s great President Abraham Lincoln is about deception: “You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”

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‘Dark day for internet freedom’: EU approves controversial copyright reform

Julia Reda, a German MEP with the Pirate Party, described it as a “dark day for internet freedom.”

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The European Parliament has voted to adopt the highly controversial Article 13 provision which would govern the production and distribution of content online under the auspices of increasing copyright protections.

Tuesday’s move will update the EU’s 20-year-old copyright rules and will govern everything from audiovisual content to memes, much to the dismay of many social media users who have already begun outpouring their grief online.

MEPs passed the legislation by 348 votes to 274 Tuesday. Opponents had hoped for last-minute amendments to be made but their efforts were in vain.

Julia Reda, a German MEP with the Pirate Party, described it as a “dark day for internet freedom.”

Article 13 or ‘The Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market’ makes all platforms legally responsible for the content hosted and shared on their platforms.

The process of updating the bloc’s copyright laws began in the European Commission two years ago, ostensibly to protect Europe’s publishers, broadcasters and artists and guarantee fair compensation from big tech companies.

By essentially forcing companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter to pay artists and publishers for the reproduction of their work online, include in meme format, the EU is effectively clamping down on online memery.

The onus will now be on tech companies to clamp down on content-sharing on their platforms, which will likely ensure yet more draconian policing of speech and content.

EU member states now have two years to pass their own laws putting Article 13 into effect.

Tens of thousands marched in protest across Germany ahead of the vote, decrying what they viewed as severe online censorship.

Tech giant Google said that while the directive is “improved” it will still lead to legal uncertainty and will damage Europe’s creative and digital economies.

Critics have argued that the only way for Article 13 to be effectively enforced would be through the use of upload filters which automatically check content to see if it’s copyrighted or not, at least in theory. However, the exact mechanics of such a system have yet to be fully debated and the potential for abuse is immediately clear.

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