Terror in Kharkiv

An act of terror was conducted today by the Russians in my native city of Kharkiv. Three people are dead and 10 are wounded.

Kharkiv, the second largest city in Ukraine and the country’s former capital, has the great misfortune of being located right at the border with Russia. The people of Kharkiv are increasingly worried that the city will be the next target of the Russian invasion.

A few days ago, a ceasefire was signed in Minsk between the sides in this war. Ukraine fulfilled its promise to uphold the ceasefire. Russia used the ceasefire to ramp up the invasion and raze to the ground the Ukrainian city of Debaltseve.

For the past 3 days, Russians have been transferring enormous quantities of weapons and huge numbers of soldiers into Ukraine. There is every indication that the next wave of invasion is about to start.

Based on the way Russians conduct their military operations in Ukraine, their only goal is to destroy as many peaceful cities and towns as possible. They choose a peaceful village or town and then shell it until there’s nothing left. They are not making any demands or showing any willingness to stop the invasion if any conditions are met.

6 thoughts on “Terror in Kharkiv

  1. Just read about the Munich Security Conference by an Israeli journalist:

    According to the attendance measure, the world in February 2015 is very interested in what is taking place in Ukraine and in an attempt to understand how Russian President Vladimir Putin’s mind and heart work. Ukraine is also in the second place, and in the third place as well. Three sessions were dedicated to this issue, which was also at the focus of most of the Western leaders’ addresses.
    […]
    the winds blowing throughout the conference were not winds of peace, but warm winds of a cold war. US Vice President Joseph Biden took the stage and delivered an extremely poignant address, which was unprecedented in its tone against Russia and Putin. He accused him of “using psychiatric institutions to quell dissent” and “silencing the mothers of soldiers deployed in Ukraine.” This isn’t the language of someone who believe something can be solved with the other side through diplomacy. The United States, unlike some of its allies in Europe, wants to deeply arm Ukraine – and as far as Russia is concerned, that would be a blatant American intervention in its area of influence.

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s language wasn’t lighter. When he denied the presence of special Russian forces in Ukraine in his speech, one of the attendees burst out laughing. The Russian foreign minister responded harshly, and it seemed as if he was about to get off the stage and beat up that man, while journalists and commentators from the West only added fuel to the fire by claiming that Russia was the same power-hungry and unrestrained Soviet bear we knew in the past.

    Senior American and German officials I spoke to later that week in Berlin said that while there was a ceasefire agreement, it was doomed to collapse, “just like Putin has violated every other agreement signed with him in the past.”
    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4628590,00.html

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    1. “The United States, unlike some of its allies in Europe, wants to deeply arm Ukraine – and as far as Russia is concerned, that would be a blatant American intervention in its area of influence.”

      • Into its what of what?

      “Senior American and German officials I spoke to later that week in Berlin said that while there was a ceasefire agreement, it was doomed to collapse, “just like Putin has violated every other agreement signed with him in the past.””

      • Then why did they force Ukraine into an agreement they knew would bring more death and destruction to Ukraine? Stupid fucks.

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  2. Seems interesting:

    Военный эксперт Павел Фельгенгауэр — о готовности российской армии и угрозе Третьей мировой войны
    The Village узнал, чем грозят России события на Украине, как выглядит российский Skynet и сколько в российской армии «вежливых людей»
    http://www.the-village.ru/village/city/city-news/176731-army

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  3. Петрозаводчане не пришли на митинг в поддержку Путина и против Майдана

    Желающих выступить против «госпереворота» и «пятой колонны» в карельской столице не набралось и полтора десятка

    Петрозаводск оказался в числе городов, где 21 февраля должна была пройти общероссийская акция «в поддержку национального лидера Владимира Путина», напоминают «Вести Карелии»
    http://karelnovosti.ru/policy/petrozavodchane-ne-sobralis-na-miting-v-podderzhku-putina-i-protiv-majdana/

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  4. Perhaps the American CIA should translate its infamous manual on how to subvert the Sandinistas from Spanish for the benefit of Ukraine …

    Well, not all of it — I think translating the parts about sabotaging FSLN farms would baffle most Ukrainians. 🙂

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