Breaking — April 30, Poroshenko announced military operation for return of Crimea

From Fort-Russ

April 30, 2018

The president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has today, April 30, officially announced the completion of the so-called antiterrorist operation in the Donbass. At the same time, the president proclaimed the beginning of the operation of the united forces (OOS).

“Today, on April 30, 2018, a large-scale anti-terrorist operation in the territory of Donetsk and Lugansk regions ends. We are now starting a military operation under the leadership of the Ukrainian Armed Forces to ensure the protection of territorial integrity, ” Petro Poroshenko said.

The Ukrainian president also said that “a military operation to protect territorial integrity will be completed only when the last piece of Ukrainian land, including the Crimea, is liberated.”

Today, America’s long awaited lethal weapons have been confirmed to be delivered to Ukraine.

https://www.fort-russ.com/2018/04/urgent-poroshenko-announced-operation-for-return-of-crimea/

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DPR PM Zakharchenko: U.S. already supplying lethal weapons to Kiev; Ukraine military bringing back heavy artillery to front lines

From Russia Insider

KIEV, March 24. /TASS/. The United States is already supplying weapons to the Ukrainian armed forces, the head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko, has said.

“The United States is already supplying weapons there. For instance, in Debaltsevo we saw US ammunition. That’s a lethal weapon,” he told a news briefing. “NATO planes land at the airports of Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhia and Kharkiv every day.”

Zakharchenko said that Ukraine was bringing back heavy weapons to the line of disengagement.

“Ukraine has not pulled back weapons. It is bringing them back. The pullout was a fake,” he said.

The militias are expecting more provocations by Ukraine’s volunteer battalions, “which have already said they are not obeying orders from Kiev,” he said.

In case the situation gets worse, Zakharchenko said, the Ukrainian forces may mount attacks in three directions – south, north-western and in the area of Debaltsevo to cut the Donetsk Republic away from the Luhansk Republic.

“The way I see the situation, I believe there will be three attacks,” Zakharchenko said. “The main group of the Ukrainian forces is concentrated in the areas of Volnovakha, Krasnogolovka, Artyomovsk, Kurakhovo and other communities.”

http://russia-insider.com/en/2015/03/24/4908

Finland will supply laser rangefinders, but not “lethal” weapons

From Sputnik News, March 2, 2015

Russian Foreign Ministry slams Finland’s decision to send laser rangerfinders to the Ukrainian army, the move that may be interpreted as direct support of ‘party of war’.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Finland’s decision to supply laserrangefinders to Ukraine may be interpreted as direct support of ‘party of war’, Russian Foreign Ministry said Friday.“Deliveries of potential elements of lethal weapons may be interpreted in Kiev as a direct line of support provided to the ‘party of war’,’’ a statement on the Russia’s Foreign Ministry site said.

The ministry also noted that the promised deliveries run contrary to Finland’s commitment not to export items which could escalate armed conflicts, made as part of the European Union in 2008.

On February 26, Finland sanctioned the supply of 1,000LRF-200 laserrangefinders to Ukraine by the optoelectronic products manufacturerNoptel.The LRF-200 is a small-size laser rangefinder that uses a laser beam to measure the distance to an object. Such devices can easily be embedded in a wide range of military products, in particular in fire-control systems and small arms.

The West has been delivering non-lethal aid to Kiev since it launched a military crackdown on independence supporters in its South-East in April 2014. The warring sides signed a ceasefire deal in February, while the 11 months of fighting killed over 6,000 people, according to the United Nations.

 

http://sputniknews.com/europe/20150302/1018961902.html

U.S. to use private contractors to supply weapons and soldiers to Ukraine – hacker group

From Sputnik News, February 28, 2015

Washington plans to use Western private military contractors to deliver weapons to Ukraine. Once arms are delivered, these companies will send their “volunteers” who will come to make good use of these weapons.

The United States plans to use private military contractors to deliver arms to Kiev, Ukrainian hacker group CyberBerkut reports.

“We, CyberBerkut, got access to files stored on the electronic device that belonged to an employee of the private military contractor “Green Group”, who recently visited Kiev with a US military delegation. The documents reveal that the United States is still mulling over the idea of supplying lethal weapons to Kiev, but first, it would like to gain the support of its European allies.” – said the statement published on CyberBerkut website.Washington plans to use Western private military contractors to deliver weapons to Ukraine. These companies, of course, would deliver arms “voluntarily”, out of kindness. Moreover, once weapons are delivered to Ukraine, these companies will send volunteers to come and fight against Donbas forces in Eastern Ukraine, CyberBerkut says.

CyberBerkut is a group of anonymous hackers who oppose the current government in Kiev. The group has already done a few high-profile hacks that changed the course of conversation about the situation in Ukraine. Victoria Nuland’s famous words “F**k the EU!” and her secret plot to assemble a post-coup government in Kiev became public after CyberBerkut leaked the recording. The group also leaked information about snipers at the Maidan Square, shooting indiscriminately at both police and protesters last year. Last month, CyberBerkut obtained classified information that exposed massive casualties and terrible morale among Kiev forces attacking eastern Ukraine.

Source:
http://sputniknews.com/military/20150228/1018889209.html#ixzz3TOyddx4x

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Hackers Leak US Document Scans With Plans to Supply Weapons to Kiev

No weapons to Ukraine: open letter to the U.S Senate opposing S. 452

Posted on Global Research, February 25, 2015

Reject S. 452, “A bill to provide lethal weapons to the Government of Ukraine.”

Why is this important?

The United States is the leading provider of weapons to the world, and the practice of providing weapons to countries in crisis has proven disastrous, including Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria. Expanding NATO to Russia’s border and arming Russia’s neighbors threatens something worse than disaster. The United States is toying with nuclear war.

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and U.S. Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt played significant roles in orchestrating the political crisis that led to a violent coup overthrowing Ukraine’s elected President. Nuland not only exclaimed “Fuck the EU!” on that recorded phone call, but she also seemed to decide on the new prime minister: “Yats is the guy.”

The Maidan protests were violently escalated by neo-Nazis and by snipers who opened fire on police. When Poland, Germany, and France negotiated a deal for the Maidan demands and an early election, neo-Nazis instead attacked the government and took over. The U.S. State Department immediately recognized the coup government, and Yatsenyuk was indeed installed as Prime Minister.

The people of Crimea voted overwhelmingly to secede, and that — rather than the coup — has been labeled “aggression.” Ethnic Russians have been massacred by constant shelling from Kiev’s U.S.-NATO backed Army, while Russia has been denounced for “aggression” in the form of various unsubstantiated accusations, including the downing of Flight 17.

It’s important to recognize Western interests at work here other than peace and generosity. GMO outfits want the excellent farming soil in Ukraine. The U.S. and NATO want a “missile defense” base in Ukraine. Oil corporations want to drill for fracked gas in Ukraine. The U.S. and EU want to get their hands on Russia’s “largest supply of natural gas” on the planet.

We routinely recognize the financial corruption of the U.S. government in domestic policy making. We shouldn’t blind ourselves to it in matters of foreign policy. There may be a flag waving, but there is nuclear war looming, and that’s a bit more important.

Initial signers (organizations for identification):

David Swanson, World Beyond War. Bruce Gagnon, Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. Nick Mottern, KnowDrones.com. Tarak Kauff, Veterans For Peace. Carolyn McCrady, Peace and Justice Can Win. Medea Benjamin, Code Pink. Gareth Porter. Malachy Kilbride, National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance. Buzz Davis, WI Impeachment/Bring Our Troops Home Coalition. Alice Slater, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. Doug Rawlings, Veterans For Peace. Diane Turco, Cape Codders for Peace and Justice. Rich Greve, Peace Action Staten Island. Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance. Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. Heinrich Buecker, Coop Anti-War Cafe Berlin. Dud Hendrick. Ellen Barfield, Veterans For Peace and War Resisters League. Herbert Hoffman, Veterans For Peace. Jean Athey, Peace Action Montgomery. Kent Shifferd. Matthew Hoh. Bob Cushing, Pax Christi. Bill Gilson, Veterans For Peace. Michael Brenner, University of Pittsburgh. Cindy Sheehan: Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox. Jodie Evans, Code Pink. Judith Deutsch. Jim Haber. Elliott Adams. Joe Lombardo and Marilyn Levin, UNAC co-coordinators. David Hartsough, World Beyond War. Mairead Maguire, Nobel peace laureate, Co founder peace people. Koohan Paik, International Forum on Globalization. Ellen Judd, University of Manitoba. Nicolas Davies. Rosalie Tyler Paul, PeaceWorks, Brunswick Maine.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/no-weapons-to-ukraine-an-open-letter-to-the-u-s-senate/5433364