New Cold War
Western-backed regime change
In an interview with the Voice of Russia, University of Illinois Professor Francis Boyle says that there is no real government in Ukraine right now, and called it a gang of neo-Nazis, fascists and rightist thugs. There is clear cut discrimination against Russians in Ukraine with public demands in Kiev that Russians be killed. According to Professor Boyle what happened in Kiev was a playbook coup d'état by the CIA. Victoria Nuland, the Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs, working with the US Ambassador, were instrumental in carrying out the coup d'état, as it has been proven they were working with "the brown shirts": Svoboda, the right sector, the Bandera Nazis and skinheads.
John O. Brennan
The White House has just confirmed what had been reported in Russian media that CIA Director John Brennan was in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev over the weekend. "Ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych is accusing the CIA of being behind the new government's decision to turn to force," AP reports. "But the CIA denies that Brennan encouraged Ukrainian authorities to conduct tactical operations." One would have to be incredibly gullible to believe that the CIA Director was in Kiev for benign reasons...
So what kind of conversations did Brennan have during his visit? There's no way of knowing for sure of course. But, according to my sources, and based on my experience of reporting on the Russian invasion of Georgia, the US-Ukraine information exchange would go a lot further than simply tracking numbers and motions of Russian tanks and soldiers.
CIA and FBI agents were helping Kiev end the rebellion in the east of Ukraine and set up a functioning security structure.
Geoffrey Pyatt and Victoria Nuland distribute bread to Euromaidan protesters
The call between Nuland and a US ambassador focused on the future of the country if it gains a new government.
The US has very clear ideas about what the outcome should be and is striving to achieve these goals.
In the call, posted by an anonymous Russian source, Nuland and Pyatt discuss installing a new, pro-US government that will incorporate the fascistic opposition which has been leading street protests against Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. Even though Washington's campaign for regime-change has been coordinated with the European Union (EU), and particularly with Berlin, in the phone conversation with Pyatt, Nuland attacks the EU for being insufficiently aggressive, saying at one point, "Fuck the EU."
... and Yanukovych then fleeing after we had brokered a deal to transition power in Ukraine.
Listening to the US media, even the most diligent news junkie would find it difficult to know that the U.S. State Department played not only a vital role in the violence and chaos underway in Ukraine but was also complicit in creating the coup that ousted democratically elected President Viktor Yanukovych.
Article 108 of the Ukrainian Constitution specifies that the president may lose office in only 4 situations, resignation, medical incapacity, impeachment or death. Technically speaking the Ukrainian parliament did not remove Yanukovych from office but merely voted to accept Yanukovych's "voluntary renunciation of duties." The fact that 328 votes were cast in a 449 member assembly requiring 337 votes for an impeachment settles this issue beyond doubt. Ultimately, regardless of the West's assertions on any other point, the fact is that Yanukovych was elected to power via elections declared fair by Western monitors themselves. As Kym Bergman has commented, baying mobs, no matter what their size, present no justification to remove a constitutionally elected president from power.
The attempt to lever Kiev into the western camp by ousting an elected leader made conflict certain.
Ukraine's Fuel Minister Eduard Stavitsky, Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovich, Netherlands' Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Peter Voser, CEO of Royal Dutch Shell, shake hands after exchanging a signed agreement at a meeting during the annual meeting of World Economic Forum in Davos, January 24, 2013
Viktor Yanukovych has the rare distinction of having been ousted twice from Ukraine's presidency after giant street protests. Opponents accuse him of having enriched himself, his family and cronies while in power. A protest against his decision to abandon a far-reaching European Union partnership deal in November 2013 morphed into a huge - and violent - campaign to push him from power. But it was the deaths of at least 88 people, many of them protesters shot dead by uniformed snipers in 48 hours of bloodshed, that ultimately brought him down. The killings sent shockwaves around the world.
José Manuel Barroso, Petro Poroshenko and Herman Van Rompuy
Nearly two years after Yanukovych left power, however, little has been done to bring the perpetrators of violence to justice. President Petro Poroshenko has not demonstrated the political will needed to fight Ukraine's oligarchs and high levels of corruption. Poroshenko, it seems, like his predecessors, may fail to bring justice, respect, and humanity that Ukrainians demanded in the revolutions in 2004 and 2013—2014. Not surprisingly, many Ukrainians are skeptical of Poroshenko's intentions. Poroshenko is unpopular in just about every region of Ukraine: a recent poll showed that only 17 percent of participating Ukrainians support him. These anemic poll numbers give the president less support than Yanukovych had when he was ousted from power.
Anders Fogh Rasmussen
We adhere to the principle that each and every nation has a right to decide itself without interference from outside and we hope that other nations adhere to the same principle.
President and Prime Minister Yatsenyuk discuss how to find a peaceful resolution to Russia's ongoing military intervention in Crimea that would respect Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity.