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Russia calls on US to put a leash on Petro Poroshenko

Russia called on Washington not to ignore the Poroshenko directives creating an active military buildup along the Ukrainian-Donbass frontier, this buildup consisting of Ukrainian forces and right-wing ultranationalists, lest it “trigger the implementation of a bloody scenario”, according to a Dec 11 report from TASS.

The [Russian] Embassy [to the US] urges the US State Department to recognize the presence of US instructors in the zone of combat actions, who are involved in a command and staff and field training of Ukraine’s assault airborne brigades. “We expect that the US will bring to reason its proteges. Their aggressive plans are not only doomed to failure but also run counter to the statements of the administration on its commitment to resolve the conflict in eastern Ukraine by political and diplomatic means,” the statement said.

This warning came after Eduard Basurin, the deputy defense minister of the Donetsk People’s Republic noted that the Ukrainian army was massing troops and materiel for a possible large-scale offensive at the Mariupol section of the contact line in Donbass. According to Basurin, this action is expected to take place on 14 December. TASS offered more details:

According to the DPR’s reconnaissance data, Ukrainian troops plan to seize the DPR’s Novoazovsky and Temanovsky districts and take control over the border section with Russia. The main attack force of over 12,000 servicemen has been deployed along the contact line near the settlements of Novotroitskoye, Shirokino, and Rovnopol. Moreover, more than 50 tanks, 40 multiple missile launcher systems, 180 artillery systems and mortars have been reportedly pulled to the area, Basurin added. Besides, 12 BM-30 Smerch heavy multiple rocket launchers have been sent near Volodarsky.

The DPR has warned about possible provocations plotted by Ukrainian troops several times. Thus, in early December, the DPR’s defense ministry cited reconnaissance data indicating that the Ukrainian military was planning to stage an offensive and deliver an airstrike. At a Contact Group meeting on December 5, DPR’s Foreign Minister Natalia Nikonorova raised the issue of Kiev’s possible use of chemical weapons in the conflict area.

This is a continuation of the reported buildup The Duran reported in this article linked here, and it is a continuation of the full-scale drama that started with the Kerch Strait incident, which itself appears to have been staged by Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko. Following that incident, the president was able to get about half of Ukraine placed under a 30-day period of martial law, citing “imminent Russian aggression.”

President Poroshenko is arguably a dangerous man. He appears to be desperate to maintain a hold on power, though his approval numbers and support is abysmally low in Ukraine. While he presents himself as a hero, agitating for armed conflict with Russia and simultaneously interfering in the affairs of the Holy Eastern Orthodox Church, he is actually one of the most dangerous leaders the world has to contend with, precisely because he is unfit to lead.

Such men and women are dangerous because their desperation makes them short-sighted, only concerned about their power and standing.

An irony about this matter is that President Poroshenko appears to be exactly what the EuroMaidan was “supposed” to free Ukraine of; that is, a stooge puppet leader that marches to orders from a foreign power and does nothing for the improvement of the nation and its citizens.

The ouster of Viktor Yanukovich was seen as the sure ticket to “freedom from Russia” for Ukraine, and it may well have been that Mr. Yanukovich was an incompetent leader. However, his removal resulted in a tryannical regíme coming into power, that resulting in the secession of two Ukrainian regions into independent republics and a third secession of strategically super-important Crimea, who voted in a referendum to rejoin Russia.

While this activity was used by the West to try to bolster its own narrative that Russia remains the evil henchman in Europe, the reality of life in Ukraine doesn’t match this allegation at all. A nation that demonstrates such behavior shows that there are many problems, and the nature of these secessions points at a great deal of fear from Russian-speaking Ukrainian people about the government that is supposed to be their own.

President Poroshenko presents a face to the world that the West is apparently willing to support, but the in-country approval of this man as leader speaks volumes. The West’s blind support of him “against Russia” may be one of the most tragic errors yet in Western foreign policy.

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The NEO Nazis in Ukraine were financed by the USA (what was it $3 or $5 Billion). The USA is a loose canon around the World (and I am English who spent many years in the USA) but I see their military as the biggest threat to peace since Adolf Hitler! Their blind support of Poroshenko and his henchmen is going to back fire on them, I just hope it doesnt move toward a World War!

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Normski

The USA spent $5 billion in the preceding 5 years preparing / destabilising Ukraine ready for the coup d’etat in 2013/4. I think USA also “schooled” Poroshenko during that period as well so Washington could be absolutely certain they had their man in The Verkovna Rada and look at how well that turned out. The prize USA / NATO really wanted was the sea port of Sevastopol so they could have a permanent NATO naval base in Russia’s back yard / pond. Didn’t work out how they wanted – shame!. Ha!, Ha!, Ha!, Ha!, Ha!.

Walter Dublanica
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The U.S. keeps putting itself and the world on edge. What for and who for? American people do not want this. So who are we doing it for ???

Herbert Dorsey
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Herbert Dorsey

The mega corporations (particularly central banking, oil, and defence contractors) are the ones that really control U.S. foreign policy via their think tanks like the Council on Foreign Relations. They are basically fascist and consider profit over human value.

Normski
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Normski

With $21 trillion in debt and rising by the minute – USA really needs WWIII so it can write off all it’s debt and start again debt free!. Just like they did after WWI and WWII. Now do you get it?.

Herbert Dorsey
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Herbert Dorsey

It is good to remember that it was the U.S. that covertly overthrew the legal government of Ukraine with their CIA orchestrated regime change operation of 2014. The people of Dombass, mainly of Russian decent, did not like the way the new government was discriminating against them, and democratically voted to rejoin Russia. It is clear that the U.S. only plays lip service to Democratic ideals and has been interfering in other nations elections since before the creation of the CIA. The global joke is the U.S. complaining about alleged Russian interference in its “sacred” election of 2016.

Normski
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Normski

When it comes to interfering in other countries elections, USA has an appalling track record. I think it runs to somewhere between 90 to 100 countries!. I’m confident someone who uses this forum wall be able to post a list of all the elections / countries USA has either interfered in or overthrown.

Olivia Kroth
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And therefore I think it is rather strange for Russia to call on the USA “to put a leash on Petro Poroshenko”. The Russian Government knows that Poroshenko is the US hounddog in Ukraine, a mastiff trained to bite and kill.

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