Tuesday, 15 April 2014

'Full-Scale' Military Op in East Ukraine Expected as Kiev's Deadline Expires

Kiev's expected to launch a full-scale military operation in eastern Ukraine. The deadline it set for protesters to lay down their arms and leave the government buildings they're occupying has expired.

The fact of the matter is that the coup Government in Kiev is not well liked in Eastern and Southern Ukraine, such that despite the fact there seem to be pro-Russian (covert?) paramilitary groups occupying buildings in these areas, there is good reason to reject the EU backed regime.

One must remember that the EU/IMF 'bailout' is going to impose austerity measures on Ukraine, and that key parts of the Kiev regime are populated by extreme right wing elements which invite rejection by the majority of the population. Analyst Michel Chossudovsky reports on the problems generated by the Kiev-EU alliance while dismissing (perhaps unfairly) the hand of the Russian State in the uprisings in the East:

Chossudovsky: Who Are the Mercenaries Being Used in Ukraine?

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 15th, 2014.]

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