BATTLEFORWORLD – August 2, 2017: We have seen this played out time and time again. And now its Ukraine’s turn, given all that monetary aid, most likely it did not know that it would be called upon to “panic” Russia and Eastern Europe with fear-mongering about war. And so the allies of Washington are gifts that keeps on giving for it to create more debt for the US federal budget.
U.S.-Russia War Over Ukraine – Worldwide Destabilization By The Financial Elites/Rothschilds Continues
Greenspan Warns About The Economy
The Reason Behind The United States Mischief With North Korea – America-China Financial Wars; And Iran
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Grenade found on cargo train crisscrossing Ukraine and Russia
TASS – March 29, 2018: A total of two passenger trains were delayed in Russia’s southwestern Belgorod region on Thursday because of a grenade found on a cargo train from the Ukrainian city of Kharkov to Belgorod, sources at Russian Railways told TASS.
“It’s true that a grenade was found on a cargo train from Kharkov to Belgorod and because of this we had to delay two passenger services,” he stated.
US Approves Sale of 210 Javelin Anti-Tank Missiles to Ukraine
SPUTNIKNEWS – March 1, 2018: The US State Department decided to approve the sale of hundreds of Javelin anti-tank missiles and missile launch units to the Ukrainian government on Thursday, according to an announcement from the Pentagon’s arms exporting agency.
The deal is worth an estimated $47 million, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said.
“These missiles are being provided from US Army stocks and then [command launch units] will be obtained from on-hand Special Defense Acquisition Fund-purchased stocks,” the announcement said.
The DSCA claimed that the deal contributes to the national security of the US “by improving the security of Ukraine.”
US takes decision to supply lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine
TASS – December 23, 2017: Administration has taken a decision to supply advanced defensive systems to Ukraine as part of Washington’s efforts to build up the long-term defense capability of the Ukrainian government, the Department of State spokesperson Heather Nauert said on Friday.
“The United States has decided to provide Ukraine enhanced defensive capabilities as part of our effort to help Ukraine build its long-term defense capacity, to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity, and to deter further aggression,” Nauert said.
“U.S. assistance is entirely defensive (BATTLEFORWORLD: the sniping and killing of Donbass civilians? Wow, terrible and no shame in pubic) in nature, and as we have always said, Ukraine is a sovereign country and has a right to defend itself,” she claimed. “The United States remains committed to the Minsk agreements as the way forward in eastern Ukraine.”
At the time of reporting, TASS did not have an answer from the Pentagon to a question on what specifically the U.S. was going to supply to Ukraine from now on.
ABC News said previously President Trump was expected to endorse a plan envisioning supplies of antitank equipment worth $47 million to the Ukrainian authorities.
The list of weapons to be consigned to Ukraine might include the Javelin antitank complexes.
If Trump approves the plan, it will then be submitted to Congress that will have thirty days to review it.
U.S. Congressmen and Senators, republicans and democrats likewise, have persistently voted in recent years for inclusion of articles on lethal military aid to Ukraine in the U.S. defense budgets. In the light of it, the lawmakers will most likely have no objections to Trump’s latest defense initiative regarding Ukraine. Link: Read Complete Article
Russia Better to Cooperate With Rather Than Fight Against – Lithuanian President
SPUTNIKNEWS – December 24, 2017: Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite on Sunday said, summing up the events of 2017, that it is better to cooperate with Russia, rather than to fight, expressing Vilnius’ readiness to improve relations.
“Our neighbor [Russia] in the coming years will remain complicated, if the leadership remains the same, the situation might also remain the same, but I do not say that it is necessary to wash our hands of them and that dialogue is not needed. The situation is changing, including the geopolitical one… It is necessary to search for possibilities to be open to changes and to change a position where necessary without renouncing values, but I assume that it is better to cooperate rather than fight,” Grybauskaite said in an interview to the 15min.lt online news outlet.
The Lithuanian president also mentioned several aspects, which hamper bilateral relations, including Russia’s alleged occupation of territories, the use of force in its interests and meddling in other countries’ elections.
“We always seek to be friends with our neighbors, as neighbors are not chosen, but the most important thing is that cooperation contributes to the protection of the state and people’s interests. That is why it is important to cooperate, to trade, but not to fight,” the president said. Link: Read Complete Article
Blast Hits Central Kiev On Ukraine’s Independence Day
An unknown object has exploded in the Ukrainian capital’s center on the country’s Independence Day, at least two people sustained injuries, according to a statement by police.
“At 14:06 [11:06 GMT] the duty unit received a report of an explosion of an unknown item on Hrushevskyi Street. A man and a woman were injured due to the explosion,” the statement read.
Police officers are investigating the incident. Link: Read Complete Article
Russia Drafts UN Security Council Resolution To Send Peacekeepers To Ukraine
RT – September 6, 2017: Russia has proposed a draft resolution to the UN Security Council on sending UN peacekeepers to eastern Ukraine, to provide security for the OSCE monitoring mission after President Putin voiced the idea.
Russia has introduced a draft resolution to the UN Security Council (UNSC) on the establishment of a UN mission that would provide security for Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) monitors working in eastern Ukraine, the Russian UN envoy, Vasily Nebenzya, told journalists.
Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the Foreign Ministry to submit the draft after voicing the idea at a press conference following the three-day BRICS summit in the Chinese city of Xiamen. Link: Read Complete Article
US Military Working On Inventory Of Possible Lethal Defense Aid For Ukraine
SPUTNIKNEWS – August 2, 2017: The US military is working on requirements for inventory of lethal defense weapons that could be supplied to Ukraine, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Paul Selva said in a congressional hearing on Tuesday (July 18).
In September 2016, the US House of Representatives approved legislation to allow the supply of lethal “defensive” weapons to Ukraine, but the law still needs to be approved by the US Senate and signed by the US president.
Russian officials have repeatedly warned against arms deliveries to Ukraine, stressing that it would only escalate the situation in the eastern part of the country. Different European politicians, including German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, as well as NATO Military Committee Chairman Peter Pavel have also spoken against arms deliveries to Ukraine.
“We are working very closely between the Joint Staff and the US European Command to actually put requirements on the table for an inventory of what that lethal defensive aid might look like,” Selva told the US Senate Armed Services Committee.
“It will be more than just a military recommendation. This will be a policy choice.”
The US European Command and the Joint Chiefs of Staff will assess the types of defensive lethal weapons for Ukraine and will make recommendations to the US government in the coming months, Selva added. Link: Read Complete Article
Washington Mulls Supplying Ukraine With Lethal Weapons – US Defense Secretary
RT – August 24, 2017: The US is considering supplying lethal arms to Ukraine, US Defense Secretary James Mattis has stated during a visit to Kiev. Washington has also agreed to supply Ukraine with an additional $175 million worth of equipment.
“I would also point out that on defensive lethal weapons – we are actively reviewing it,” Mattis said at a news conference alongside Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday.
“I will go back now having seen the current situation and be able to inform the secretary of state and the president on the specific terms what I recommend for the direction ahead,” he added.
The Pentagon chief also said that Washington had recently decided to supply Ukraine with more than $175 million worth of equipment.
“For example, we have just approved, just very recently, last couple of weeks, another $175 million worth of equipment, including some specialized equipment that can be used to help defend the country, bringing to a total of nearly $750 million in the last several years,” Mattis stated.
Mattis also pledged to support Ukraine over Crimea, which reunited with Russia after a referendum in 2014. Ukraine, backed by Western governments, rejected the results of the referendum, and sanctions were imposed on Russia when the region seceded from Ukraine.
“The United States stands with Ukraine in all things,” Mattis said over the Crimean issue.
“We do not and we will not accept Russia’s seizure of the Crimea and despite Russia’s denials, we know they are seeking to redraw international borders by force, undermining the sovereign and free nations of Europe,” he told reporters.
Washington has planned to provide Kiev with $350 million in security assistance in 2017, according to the 2017 National Defense Authorizations Act. It is $50 million more compared to 2016.
The sum is to cover “equipment and technical assistance to the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine for the purpose of developing a comprehensive border surveillance network for Ukraine” as well as “training for staff officers and senior leadership of the military,” the act says. Link: Read Complete Article