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    Re: The Situation in the Ukraine. #26

    Post  JohninMK on Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:56 pm

    Oh dear, what an admission! What about that 10,000 strong army? Wonder if this comment was cleared with Poro or is the guy now looking for a new job?

    A resounding statement is made: Ukraine can not prove the presence of Russian troops in the Donbass.

    Legally, Ukraine, over three years of the war, has been unable to prove the presence of the Russian army in the Donbass.*

    Such a loud statement came in an interview with Apostrophe from Georgy Tuka, Deputy Minister for Temporary Occupied Territories and internally displaced persons.

    It means that, since there are no Russian authorities in the territories of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, that are not controlled by Ukraine, it is legally impossible to talk about occupation.

    "We can not yet, despite all the efforts, legally prove the presence in the Donbass of the regular Russian army," Tuka said, noting that the recent decision of the court in The Hague affirmed it.

    "We can stitch a hundred embroideries a day on ourselves, but this is not the solution of the question, it's absolutely purely emotional stuff, that can be allowed only by the deputies working for their own electorate, deceiving and manipulating them," the deputy minister added, stressing that there are international terms and concepts that Ukraine must operate on to establish in the courts the facts of Russia's invasion of Ukrainian territory.


    http://www.fort-russ.com/2017/07/ukrainian-administrator-tuka-in-three.html
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    Re: The Situation in the Ukraine. #26

    Post  Neutrality on Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:25 pm

    Something is going down in Krasnogorvka. Ukrops report that the NAF have broken through VSU lines there and the VSU have taken at least 5 casualities.
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    Re: The Situation in the Ukraine. #26

    Post  auslander on Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:25 pm

    Links etc? Sources? Map shows nothing but it's a couple hours later. Could have been some minor line straightening or more likely it was orcs fighting amongst themselves and blaming the dead on NAF.
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    Re: The Situation in the Ukraine. #26

    Post  franco on Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:54 pm

    auslander wrote:Links etc? Sources? Map shows nothing but it's a couple hours later. Could have been some minor line straightening or more likely it was orcs fighting amongst themselves and blaming the dead on NAF.

    Dubious

    https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=auto&sp=nmt4&tl=en&u=https://topwar.ru/121090-v-kieve-zayavili-o-proryve-opolcheniem-poziciy-vsu.html&usg=ALkJrhjBQb5R7Kan4rYGBKsMB7WARWcPIg

    Probably a distraction from this one

    https://topwar.ru/121087-patrul-smm-obse-popal-pod-obstrel-v-rayone-yasinovatoy.html

    But we will have to wait to hear more if anything on both stories.
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    Re: The Situation in the Ukraine. #26

    Post  Cowboy's daughter on Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:18 pm

    JohninMK wrote:They were only able to catch Tillerson in a corridor on the way out, either that or they've already sold off the smart furniture.

    About all he said was (loosely summerised) "its Russia's fault and up to them to solve Minsk. Bye"


    Good Lord. If that isn't irony, I don't know what is!
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    Re: The Situation in the Ukraine. #26

    Post  Cowboy's daughter on Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:27 pm

    JohninMK wrote:
    eehnie wrote:
    The US does not give advanced weapons to others, except in very few cases (Israel, UK, and little more).

    The US loves to put some weapons in the territory of others, but inside own bases under own control with own soldiers.

    The US is not ready to assume to send own soldiers to Ukraine. If it would be ready, would be doing it.

    The US is happy with some goals:
    - To waste the Ukranian weapons arsenals in a war vs Russia and not vs NATO.
    - To have access to the economic predation of Ukraine to favore the interests of the US elites.

    But also failed in other goals:
    - In the wasting process of the Ukranian arsenals, they did almost zero damage to the Russian arsenals.
    - The US failed in the bid to weaken Russia with the sanctions. With the accession of Crimea Russia even gets reinforced.
    - The US failed in Crimea.
    - The US failed in the Donbass.
    - Europe will not pay the restoration of Ukraine like the US wanted.

    The war in Ukraine made an improvement for booth big powers, the alone loser, Ukraine.

    To move the current balance of forces would have a very important cost in money for the US. To break the balance in favor of the US and Ukraine would require an effort close to WWIII. Everyone knows it.
    I am sure that you will correct me if I'm wrong, not unknown I might add, but I thought that all the discussions on the US supplying Ukraine with weapons has been with reference to lethal weapons. I don't recall anyone in the US referring to advanced weapons, which are not necessarily the same thing.

    Also it is probably a bit early to declare that the US has failed in Ukraine. It is becoming closer to NATO, is an interesting training ground and the US probably believes that Russia is operating with one hand behind its back in Syria due to Ukraine and vica versa

    I think you underplay the economic impact especially in some the rather key financial arenas.

    - Ukraine is now nicely in debt to the IMF and other Western creditors. This is money that has cost the West nothing, they just 'printed' it, yet they now have a lien over real Ukrainian assets.

    - the other assets that they would really like to get hold of like farmland, oil etc are now worth a fraction of what they were so, once Ukraine is further softened up and the law is changed, purchasers will appear at the 10c on the $ bargain pricing.

    - Ukraine is very rapidly being turned into an agricultural country, removing an industrial competitor.

    - very large numbers of Ukrainians have fled west and are now available at low cost, semi slave, labour rates in the EU.

    I recon the jury is out on this.

    The biggest fail of the coup in Ukraine, is 1.the loss of Crimea. imho. then the loss of Donbass, and then the loss of people.
    Lots of losses. loss of manufacturing...pensions cut, higher prices,
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    Re: The Situation in the Ukraine. #26

    Post  Ispan on Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:36 pm

    Neutrality wrote:Something is going down in Krasnogorvka. Ukrops report that the NAF have broken through VSU lines there and the VSU have taken at least 5 casualities.

    I just translated report from Yura Sumy in my blog and commented. you can go to the original

    The Novorussians took a Ukrop position NW of Donetsk in a surprise attack, I think it was a platoon sized strongpoint, and have been holding it against counterattacks. The ukrops got a beating with a few dozens of casualties between the initial losses and later counterattacks and now they cannot fire mortars into Donetsk

    https://guerraenucrania.wordpress.com/2017/07/22/combates-en-krasnogorovka/
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    Re: The Situation in the Ukraine. #26

    Post  Neutrality on Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:32 am

    Ispan wrote:
    Neutrality wrote:Something is going down in Krasnogorvka. Ukrops report that the NAF have broken through VSU lines there and the VSU have taken at least 5 casualities.

    I just translated report from Yura Sumy in my blog and commented. you can go to the original

    The Novorussians took a Ukrop position NW of Donetsk in a surprise attack, I think it was a platoon sized strongpoint, and have been holding it against counterattacks. The ukrops got a beating with a few dozens of casualties between the initial losses and later counterattacks and now they cannot fire mortars into Donetsk

    https://guerraenucrania.wordpress.com/2017/07/22/combates-en-krasnogorovka/

    You mean this report?

    http://naspravdi.info/novosti/boy-pod-krasnogorovkoy-vsu-mogli-byt-razgromleny

    Blogger doesn't write that they are currently holding it though. They took it (fairly easy) and retreated. When the Ukrops were in the process of recovering it, they again got hit (possibly by mortar fire) taking casualities.
    Guy also says that VSN were using 120mm artillery and tanks which is doubtful. If they did, OSCE would be screaming about violations the next day.
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    Re: The Situation in the Ukraine. #26

    Post  Ispan on Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:27 pm

    Neutrality wrote:
    Blogger doesn't write that they are currently holding it though. They took it (fairly easy) and retreated.

    Already reported in credible other sources that they are holding it, though officially NAF command denies it
    That's the catch, I figure out assault force took it and was relieved by a holding force. Thats why Yura Sumy reported that the NAF retreated, while Cassad misunderstood the action and believed it was only a artillery duel where the ukrops got hit.



    Guy also says that VSN were using 120mm artillery and tanks which is doubtful. If they did, OSCE would be screaming about violations the next day.

    It was 120mm mortars and don't be naive. OSCE knows what's going on, everyday there are artillery exchanges and tank fire from the ukrop side. It's in everybody interest to play down the fighting and the casualties. so you know, I quoted an Ukrop colonel that admitted on TV they suffer "serious casualties from the powerful enemy artillery"
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    Re: The Situation in the Ukraine. #26

    Post  medo on Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:59 pm



    Novorussian army buy US made RQ-11 UAVs from Ukrainian army.

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    Re: The Situation in the Ukraine. #26

    Post  JohninMK on Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:44 pm

    medo wrote:

    Novorussian army buy US made RQ-11 UAVs from Ukrainian army.
    That will go down well in Washington Smile
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    Re: The Situation in the Ukraine. #26

    Post  auslander on Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:11 pm

    Heck, I'd estimate that more than 70% of Novorossiya hardware, weapons and ordinance came from the orcs one way or another. Purchases have been going on since the good Polkovnik arrived in Slavyansk back in April of '14 and haven't stopped since.
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    Re: The Situation in the Ukraine. #26

    Post  PapaDragon on Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:36 pm


    Poland in the title but this is 100% article on Ukraine depopulation

    Who Will We Blame For Genocide Then?' Ukraine's Depopulation Gets Poles Anxious

    https://sputniknews.com/europe/201707231055804535-poland-ukraine-population-decline/
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    Re: The Situation in the Ukraine. #26

    Post  franco on Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:53 pm

    The Americans are "going to get involved" No with achieving peace in Eastern Ukraine. They are working on getting a "strategic understanding on what happened" Suspect so that Ukrainian sovereignty maybe returned over the Donbas. Rolling Eyes

    http://www.interfax.com/newsinf.asp?id=767920

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    Re: The Situation in the Ukraine. #26

    Post  miketheterrible on Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:34 pm

    Well, judging how stupid the US has been in Syria, it seems that they want to put boots on the ground because no one in eastern Ukraine wants to be part of Kiev rule. So either this is all nonsense talk or they are willing to go all out in killing civilians or starting a full fledged war in Ukraine, as Russia won't back down on LDNR
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    Re: The Situation in the Ukraine. #26

    Post  KiloGolf on Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:39 pm

    miketheterrible wrote:Well, judging how stupid the US has been in Syria, it seems that they want to put boots on the ground because no one in eastern Ukraine wants to be part of Kiev rule. So either this is all nonsense talk or they are willing to go all out in killing civilians or starting a full fledged war in Ukraine, as Russia won't back down on LDNR

    The problem for Russia is that they backed down on Odessa, Nikolaev, Kherson and Kharkov. This leaves Moldova and Transdnistria open for taking in future.
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    Re: The Situation in the Ukraine. #26

    Post  miketheterrible on Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:42 pm

    KiloGolf wrote:
    miketheterrible wrote:Well, judging how stupid the US has been in Syria, it seems that they want to put boots on the ground because no one in eastern Ukraine wants to be part of Kiev rule. So either this is all nonsense talk or they are willing to go all out in killing civilians or starting a full fledged war in Ukraine, as Russia won't back down on LDNR

    The problem for Russia is that they backed down on Odessa, Nikolaev, Kherson and Kharkov. This leaves Moldova and Transdnistria open for taking in future.
    I don't think they were anticipating the west to fill the void that is Ukraine with money to keep it afloat this long.

    Now the Novorussians will have no choice but to be prepared. I doubt they will go into eastern Ukraine to kill people, but they probably will increase support for Ukraine itself to go in and do that job. Judging by the article.

    Or it could all be bullshit from interfax. Who knows. But US lost Syria so they may attempt Ukraine.
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    Re: The Situation in the Ukraine. #26

    Post  PapaDragon on Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:53 pm


    Last time when USA sent helmets and Hummers​ to Kiev, Russia sent Grads and T-72s to rebels.

    And that's without counting "North Wind"

    The moment Moscow even smells USA honestly considering direct​ involvement, NAF will be marching on Kiev, full Bagration style

    Current plan is to quietly bleed Ukraine to death

    But plans can change at moment's notice
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    Re: The Situation in the Ukraine. #26

    Post  miketheterrible on Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:01 pm

    PapaDragon wrote:
    Last time when USA sent helmets and Hummers​ to Kiev, Russia sent Grads and T-72s to rebels.

    And that's without counting "North Wind"

    The moment Moscow even smells USA honestly considering direct​ involvement, NAF will be marching on Kiev, full Bagration style

    Current plan is to quietly bleed Ukraine to death

    But plans can change at moment's notice

    Russia did say they draw the line at donbass. So if US attempts anything, I agree, Moscow will be in spot first.

    But I think news may be Ukrainian nonsense since I can't find any other source on it in Russia. News front would be all over this. Interfax has been pretty pro Ukrainian since maiden.  So who knows. Could be US lip service to Kiev.
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    Re: The Situation in the Ukraine. #26

    Post  franco on Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:47 pm

    miketheterrible wrote:
    PapaDragon wrote:
    Last time when USA sent helmets and Hummers​ to Kiev, Russia sent Grads and T-72s to rebels.

    And that's without counting "North Wind"

    The moment Moscow even smells USA honestly considering direct​ involvement, NAF will be marching on Kiev, full Bagration style

    Current plan is to quietly bleed Ukraine to death

    But plans can change at moment's notice

    Russia did say they draw the line at donbass. So if US attempts anything, I agree, Moscow will be in spot first.

    But I think news may be Ukrainian nonsense since I can't find any other source on it in Russia. News front would be all over this. Interfax has been pretty pro Ukrainian since maiden.  So who knows. Could be US lip service to Kiev.

    It is most likely the truth as the US did appoint this guy to act as a special diplomat to get involved and Moscow did welcome them taking the interest Razz
    His job supposedly was to get the Ukrainians to start implementation of Minsk. He has arrived in Ukraine and after meetings in Kiev is now touring the occupied or unoccupied (your preference) zone of the Donbas. Claims he is going to contact the Donbas leaders to talk to them. Do not be surprised if that turns out to be someone appointed by Kiev. Suspect

    PS: apparently managed the John McCain Foundation for something or another that John McCain actually withdraw his participation in for some reason. The blind leading the blind. dunno
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    Re: The Situation in the Ukraine. #26

    Post  miketheterrible on Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:13 pm

    franco wrote:
    miketheterrible wrote:
    PapaDragon wrote:
    Last time when USA sent helmets and Hummers​ to Kiev, Russia sent Grads and T-72s to rebels.

    And that's without counting "North Wind"

    The moment Moscow even smells USA honestly considering direct​ involvement, NAF will be marching on Kiev, full Bagration style

    Current plan is to quietly bleed Ukraine to death

    But plans can change at moment's notice

    Russia did say they draw the line at donbass. So if US attempts anything, I agree, Moscow will be in spot first.

    But I think news may be Ukrainian nonsense since I can't find any other source on it in Russia. News front would be all over this. Interfax has been pretty pro Ukrainian since maiden.  So who knows. Could be US lip service to Kiev.

    It is most likely the truth as the US did appoint this guy to act as a special diplomat to get involved and Moscow did welcome them taking the interest Razz
    His job supposedly was to get the Ukrainians to start implementation of Minsk. He has arrived in Ukraine and after meetings in Kiev is now touring the occupied or unoccupied (your preference) zone of the Donbas. Claims he is going to contact the Donbas leaders to talk to them. Do not be surprised if that turns out to be someone appointed by Kiev. Suspect

    PS: apparently managed the John McCain Foundation for something or another that John McCain actually withdraw his participation in for some reason. The blind leading the blind. dunno


    Sorry, sometimes it is hard to understand your poetry. But I'm assuming you mean he will have some meaningless conversation with people not actually tied to the donbass regions that are wanting to separate and that you agree that this will be nothing other than lip service.  Is that correct?
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    Re: The Situation in the Ukraine. #26

    Post  franco on Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:28 pm

    miketheterrible wrote:
    franco wrote:
    miketheterrible wrote:
    PapaDragon wrote:
    Last time when USA sent helmets and Hummers​ to Kiev, Russia sent Grads and T-72s to rebels.

    And that's without counting "North Wind"

    The moment Moscow even smells USA honestly considering direct​ involvement, NAF will be marching on Kiev, full Bagration style

    Current plan is to quietly bleed Ukraine to death

    But plans can change at moment's notice

    Russia did say they draw the line at donbass. So if US attempts anything, I agree, Moscow will be in spot first.

    But I think news may be Ukrainian nonsense since I can't find any other source on it in Russia. News front would be all over this. Interfax has been pretty pro Ukrainian since maiden.  So who knows. Could be US lip service to Kiev.

    It is most likely the truth as the US did appoint this guy to act as a special diplomat to get involved and Moscow did welcome them taking the interest Razz
    His job supposedly was to get the Ukrainians to start implementation of Minsk. He has arrived in Ukraine and after meetings in Kiev is now touring the occupied or unoccupied (your preference) zone of the Donbas. Claims he is going to contact the Donbas leaders to talk to them. Do not be surprised if that turns out to be someone appointed by Kiev. Suspect

    PS: apparently managed the John McCain Foundation for something or another that John McCain actually withdraw his participation in for some reason. The blind leading the blind. dunno


    Sorry, sometimes it is hard to understand your poetry. But I'm assuming you mean he will have some meaningless conversation with people not actually tied to the donbass regions that are wanting to separate and that you agree that this will be nothing other than lip service.  Is that correct?

    Something like that, I'm afraid that I'm as subtle as a brick to the head. He claims he will talk to Donbas leaders next, I'm just not sure who he will actually communicate with. And sending someone over associated in any way with John McCain to search for peace...boggles my mind.
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    Re: The Situation in the Ukraine. #26

    Post  miketheterrible on Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:26 pm

    franco wrote:
    miketheterrible wrote:
    franco wrote:
    miketheterrible wrote:
    PapaDragon wrote:
    Last time when USA sent helmets and Hummers​ to Kiev, Russia sent Grads and T-72s to rebels.

    And that's without counting "North Wind"

    The moment Moscow even smells USA honestly considering direct​ involvement, NAF will be marching on Kiev, full Bagration style

    Current plan is to quietly bleed Ukraine to death

    But plans can change at moment's notice

    Russia did say they draw the line at donbass. So if US attempts anything, I agree, Moscow will be in spot first.

    But I think news may be Ukrainian nonsense since I can't find any other source on it in Russia. News front would be all over this. Interfax has been pretty pro Ukrainian since maiden.  So who knows. Could be US lip service to Kiev.

    It is most likely the truth as the US did appoint this guy to act as a special diplomat to get involved and Moscow did welcome them taking the interest Razz
    His job supposedly was to get the Ukrainians to start implementation of Minsk. He has arrived in Ukraine and after meetings in Kiev is now touring the occupied or unoccupied (your preference) zone of the Donbas. Claims he is going to contact the Donbas leaders to talk to them. Do not be surprised if that turns out to be someone appointed by Kiev. Suspect

    PS: apparently managed the John McCain Foundation for something or another that John McCain actually withdraw his participation in for some reason. The blind leading the blind. dunno


    Sorry, sometimes it is hard to understand your poetry. But I'm assuming you mean he will have some meaningless conversation with people not actually tied to the donbass regions that are wanting to separate and that you agree that this will be nothing other than lip service.  Is that correct?

    Something like that, I'm afraid that I'm as subtle as a brick to the head. He claims he will talk to Donbas leaders next, I'm just not sure who he will actually communicate with. And sending someone over associated in any way with John McCain to search for peace...boggles my mind.  

    Agreed. I imagine the Russians are going to watch this one like a hawk. And the Novorussians are far more hawkish. so lets see how the meeting turns out. They (US) may give shitting ultimatums that the Donbass wont agree to and then it is back to square one.
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    Re: The Situation in the Ukraine. #26

    Post  kvs on Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:28 am

    There is no way in hell that Uncle Scumbag will send ground forces into Banderastan to secure the Donbas. If there
    ever was a chance for such intervention it has passed. The Donbas is a non-story and NATO will have to spend
    a lot of effort to get the proles all hot and bothered over it. No, we will see more of Kiev's punitive operations in
    the Donbas and as it stands now there is no chance of these operations ever succeeding. Meanwhile the clock
    is ticking on Banderastan and the Kiev regime. All they have to feed the masses is hate for Russia and some
    meat grinder war that is not as popular as it is made out to be. Banderastanis will starve to death on what Kiev
    has to offer.

    If anyone thinks that things are normalizing in Banderastan, then think again:

    https://sputniknews.com/europe/201707221055788970-ukraine-health-care-crisis/

    These freaks want to close hospitals as 3rd world diseases make a come back. Banderastan is falling.
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    Post  miketheterrible on Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:09 am

    One thing I noticed that everyone, including some people I once respected, view that GDP growth = economic growth and development which leads to prosperity. I have argued but to no avail.

    Essentially, what people are saying is that Ukraine sees a 2% growth this year.  Very uncertain about this number, I try to dig up were the numbers are being calculated from and it's from world bank. So I pondered and try to find if said growth takes into account what regions of Ukraine? Does it include Donbass and Crimea? Which one is back at home at Russia (and sees massive growth for first time in decades) and Donbass being more or less gone from Kiev but has good deals on export of various goods like coal and technology? But I failed to find the appropriate answer.  So I assumed they don't include these regions. So I tried to go over what exactly is it that Ukraine sees growth in? Only thing that comes to mind is military production as they pumped more money into procurement of weapons to continue on their slaughter, and agriculture growth since, well, you know - all that is left of Ukraine is agrarian (nothing entirely wrong in that, Russia is also headed to a very robust agrarian nation). But in general, the average person is much poorer than before, and debt is through the ceiling.

    But, one thing to always remember, GDP growth doesn't translate to growing standards of living. This is evident in many countries. What it means that they are heavily emphasising growth with money being lent to them by IMF.  The Kiev authorities are stuck in a continuous cycle now of having to obtain debt just in order to help pay off debt.

    There is a real issue brewing in Ukraine and many in the west, even in east, are completely ignorant of it. Project Ukraine is to make it another debt slave state.

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