Kiev Seeks to Silence pro-Russian Protestors and Federalists in Southeastern Ukraine

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Kiev Seeks to Silence pro-Russian Protestors and Federalists in Southeastern Ukraine

Galina Zobova and Hiroshi Saito

Modern Tokyo Times


The Russian Federation is intent on finding a solution to the crisis in the Ukraine however nationalist and pro-Western forces keep on upping the ante. Obviously, many political elites in Moscow believe that incitement is being used against the Russian Federation based on the enormous distortions being peddled by senior Western politicians. It should be remembered that the Russian Federation supported the unity of Ukraine in recent times based on subsidies, loans and the bonds of friendship. However, since the political crisis began in the Ukraine then clearly the new elites in Kiev didn’t think twice about using force in order to usurp the political road-map of this nation.

Since the new Ukraine became a Western venture aimed at causing mayhem internally in order to usurp power – alongside utilizing the mass media in order to propagate anti-Russian Federation rhetoric; then Ukraine is teetering on the brink of gradual dismemberment. This reality is based on the hostile developments that have taken place in the corridors of power in Kiev. The knock on effect for Russian citizens in Eastern and Southeastern areas is the continuing marginalization of their desires within the body politic of a divided Ukraine. Indeed, for many Russian citizens in the Ukraine then they fear being “kept down and marginalized” while elites in Kiev hand over the nation to vested Western interests.

Interim President of the Ukraine, Olexander Turchynov, made it abundantly clear that military forces would be utilized against pro-Russian Federation and pro-federalization protestors. In other words, internal mechanisms and outside meddling will threaten pro-Russian Federation protestors in order to enforce a diktat on the people of southeastern Ukraine.

RIA Novosti reports: “On Monday, Lavrov criticized the United States and European countries for attempting to blame Moscow for events in Ukraine. He also justified the right of the pro-federalization protesters in the country to rally amid the failure of the coup-imposed Kiev government to ensure their interests.”

“Residents of the country’s east, which has a large proportion of Russian speakers, fear the rise of ultranationalist forces in the country’s central government and have demanded greater autonomy, including on the issue of language.”

Lee Jay Walker at Modern Tokyo Times says: “The double standards being played by Kiev elites and outside nations opposed to the Russian Federation are breathtaking. After all, the new political order in Kiev materialized based on intimidation, violence and taking power by force. In Crimea a ballot took place based on this new political reality alongside the anti-Russian nature of the new pro-Western elites in Kiev.  However, the ballot box wasn’t deemed suitable in Kiev and for the masses in this nation. Therefore, a coup took place and this in turn was whitewashed by Western powers in order to enact their own political agenda aimed at the Russian Federation. Similarly, NATO and Western intrigues have been responsible (and continue to be responsible) for the deaths of untold numbers of civilians in Iraq, Kosovo (Serbia), Libya, Syria, and in other nations. Indeed, barely a day goes by whereby terrorism doesn’t infringe on the people of various nations that have been destabilized by NATO and Gulf powers. Despite this, the mantra of international law and the usual media war are both in full swing despite the utter bankruptcy and hypocrisy of the anti-Russian Federation agenda.”

Sergei Lavrov, the Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, stated: “We categorically condemn and demand the cease of so-called initiatives to send security forces and army divisions that are in breach of the norms of Ukrainian and international law to quash protests.”

The Russian Federation believes firmly that federalism and the guarantee of protecting all citizens of the Ukraine are instrumental in solving the crisis. At the same time, elites in Moscow want to stabilize the economic situation of the Ukraine based on genuine dialogue. However, when viable options are put on the table by the Russian Federation, it appears that forces in Kiev seek more chaos and confrontation. It is difficult to believe that political elites in Kiev would do this based on their own agenda because of the weakness of their situation. Therefore, the murky role of outside Western powers is clearly at play.

It is essential for all sides to pull back from the brink because one major clash could unleash forces that are difficult to contain. Elites in Moscow certainly seek to find a solution. However, given the destabilization policies of major Western powers in other nations, then clearly this approach may be difficult to enact. Therefore, the Russian Federation must be prepared for all worse case scenarios because many Russians fear “a new Kiev and Western diktat” that will alter the political landscape.

Lee Jay Walker gave guidance to both main writers

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