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Ukraine launches army rearmament program, targeting Crimea and Donbass

Ukraine is launching a rearmament program of its Armed Forces, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced Wednesday.

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At a televised opening of a defense exhibition in central Kiev, Poroshenko stated:

We are now starting the armed technical modernization program of the army, we must bring our weapons to the level of the 21st century.

He called on scientists, designers and defense company chiefs to develop new missiles, artillery systems, smart bombs, attack drones, and other types of weapons.

Poroshenko also promised during the event that the Ukrainian flag would again fly over Crimea and Donbass. As The Duran reported last week, Poroshenko will be meeting with US Defense Secretary James “Mad Dog” Mattis in just a day – and one could hardly label Poroshenko’s hawkish statements as coincidence.

Moreover, there have been reports over the last few weeks of multiple violations of the Minsk Agreements by Ukraine’s Armed Forces, deploying banned weaponry and equipment at the contact line near Donbass – with some fearing an escalation in hostilities in the already embattled regions of Lugansk and Donetsk.

It is obvious Petro Poroshenko suffers from grandiose delusions and continues to live in a fantasy world – a world where Ukrainian flags fly in Crimea and Donbass.

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Aussie battler
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Aussie battler

That’s because the neocons back the nazi’s 100%
Vladimir.

Simon
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Simon

Many of Ukraine’s scientists and designers are already developing new
missiles, artillery systems, smart bombs, attack drones, and other types
of weapons…
..only they are doing it in Russia, where they emigrated to for work and a better life.

VeeNarian (Yerevan)
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VeeNarian (Yerevan)

Exactly. Any left are more likely to blow up Banderised Ukrainians than the people in the Donbass or Crimea. Why would anyone be left in bankrupt and beggar Banderist Ukraine, drowning in lawlessness and “European values”?

Hamletquest
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Of course according to the WMSM the US had nothing to do with the coup in Kiev and the ousting the democratically elected president Yanukovich. All the visits by the top brass of the military and the CIA as well as the former vice President Bidden, oh and son of Bidden establishing business interests there. Nothing absolutely nothing to do with the US that meddling leading to the war there and the break-up of Ukraine. 16 years of meddling and war in Afghanistan and still no solutions in sight. JUST MORE GLORIOUS WAR. Welcome Poroshenko to the world of US… Read more »

Michael DeStefano
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Michael DeStefano

Want an impeachable offense? I’ll give you an impeachable offense:comment image

Vtran
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Vtran

U$ america would only admit involvement if the coup had been successful ….. Failure is always someone else fault

Trait of all 320 Plus Million U$ Americans throughout the World !

Brian De Paolo
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Brian De Paolo

the mouse that roared….this guy is nuts to think he can take back the Crimea….Ukraine would be a parking lot if they did try…the people of the Ukraine need a wake up call…wtf is wrong with this picture…Dombass and Crimea is over…they separated…accept the fate that was created by porky…

WeAreYourGods
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WeAreYourGods

No chance, the western banking powers who backed the coup want access to that warm water port. They don’t care who dies in the process.

batavian01
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batavian01

If you haven’t watched the videos coming from the Kerch Strait bridge, you should so you can understand there is no way in hell Crimea will ever return to Kiev, no matter who dies in the process.

WeAreYourGods
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WeAreYourGods

I agree, I’m speaking to the mentality of the western banksters who covet that port, they will not accept their loss. I’d bet money that Crimea was the prize they wanted all along and the rest of Ukraine is what they were left with.

Beatrice Crimea
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Beatrice Crimea

The Ukrainianflag will never fly again in Crimea. Crimea is Russia, Russia is Crime. New weapons will only be sold by Poroshenkos Military to the highest bidder.

WeAreYourGods
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WeAreYourGods

Oh look, the top pic shows Ukranian forces kitted with Israeli Tavor rifles and 90’s era tactical vests. Looks like another payday for the MIC’s low bidders.

Michael DeStefano
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Michael DeStefano

Very foreboding for a major clash in the near future. The armageddonist useful idiots and their neoconniving exploiters will be ecstatic, for a very short while.

Joshua 2:20: But if you tell this business of ours, then we shall be free from the oath which you have made us swear.” She said, “According to your words, so be it.” So she sent them away, and they departed; and she tied the scarlet cord in the window.

Larchmonter445
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Porky is on a winning streak. Money and arms pouring in.
More NATO advisers.
US naval base development.
Nazis controlled by US to hold fire on Kiev junta.
Givi and Motorola assassinated.
No elections in Donbass.
He’s doing great.

So, he thinks he will have a huge army, well-trained, well-equipped with NATO at his rear and US watching his flanks.

Problem is he is facing Russia.

It will be ferocious when the Bear roars and devours the fat pig.
Inevitable.

Simon
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Simon

Yes. “There is NOTHING that the US can send to Ukraine that will impress Mr Putin” (Merkel said that).
Besides we all remember what happened to Georgia’s plucky modern US/Israeli equipped army, they had been trained in Afghanistan too !
I recall some articles singing its praises, just weeks before it pathetically ran away from the Russian military.

Andrew Pate
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He would be pleading for a ceasefire after day 1 like he did crying in hands at Debaltseve when his troops were trapped in the Cauldron.

Voltaire
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Voltaire

and over 5,000 recruits killed in Debaltseve – though the fascists in Kiev covered it up….

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Russia’s economy continues to outperform as gold takes center stage (Video)

The Duran Quick Take: Episode 118.

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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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Via TASS…

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.

Richard Galustian

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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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