In the following are 2 translations, the first from rueconomics.ru and the second from rossaprimavera.ru, both relating to the tense situation in Ukraine where Kiev continues to shell the hapless residents of Donbass. Commentary and notes [in brackets] are by Vince Dhimos.
The war in the Russian speaking territory of Donbass, consisting of the two self-proclaimed republics, Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) and Donetsk People’s Republic, has been going on for years. Westerners on a steady diet of Establishment msm narrative will say there are 2 sides to the story, and technically that is true. But the fact is, we wouldn’t be talking about this mess in Ukraine if USAID and the US State Department had not instigated and promoted a violent, illegal coup in the Kievan Maidan in 2014, attended by Victoria Nuland, who then admitted she spent $5 billion of tax payer money to ultimately turn Ukraine into the poorest country in Europe (according to IMF statistics). A Soros foundation also participated in the ruination of this once-proud country, whose intimate relationship with Russia goes back 1000 years to Kievan Rus, where Vladimir the Great established Christianity for the first time. During Germany’s Operation Barbarossa, 600,000 people, both Russians and Ukrainians were killed by Hitler’s hordes in and around Kiev, defending the city, but ultimately, the Soviets prevailed over the Nazis after losing a wartime record 27 million lives. Under the influence of the US Establishment, Ukrainians now show their appreciation by celebrating the Nazis and smearing the Russians, and by shelling the Russian speaking part of the country, Donbass, and killing the residents and destroying infrastructure, just like their role models the American belligerents did to Syria and Iraq.
Some Westerners, like German foreign minister Heiko Maas, seem to think the new Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy is a chance for peace, but that is because they don’t know Zelenskiy. The Russians harbor no such illusions. The shelling in Donbass was intensified shortly after Zelenskiy took office. BTW, Lugansk now goes by its Ukrainan name, Luhansk, even though the residents of that area call it by its Russian name. My spell checker just reminded me. But New Silk Strategies will never bow to pressure from Establishment spell checkers. Lugansk forever!
The DNR counted almost 30 cease fire violations per day
Ukrainian security forces violated the ceasefire in the Donbass almost 30 times a day. This is stated in the representation of the self-proclaimed DPR [Donetsk People’s Republic, self-proclaimed republic in Russian speaking East of Ukraine] at the JCCC [Joint Centre for Control and Co-ordination of the OSCE [Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. JCCC is not part of OSCE but liaises with it].
According to the representative of Donetsk, the number of violations amounted to 29. Ukrainian security forces released on the territory of the republic almost 120 minutes with calibre 120 and 82 millimetres. In addition, fire continued from grenade launchers, small arms and infantry fighting vehicles. RIA Novosti reports.
Earlier, State Duma [Russian parliament] Deputy Dmitry Belik criticized the bill submitted to the Parliament calling for the confiscation of property from residents of Donbass. According to him, the initiators intend to cash in on the population of eastern Ukraine. [The bill calls for confiscation of property of Donbass residents who receive Russian passports, now available to all of them]
In addition, the Ukrainian deputy Nadezhda Savchenko said that the speech of [newly elected] President Vladimir Zelensky in Brussels reminded her of Petro Poroshenko [previous president, very anti-Russian]. In her opinion, the change of government will not affect the settlement of the situation.
Author: Stanislav Shinkarev
German Foreign Ministry suddenly remembered the war in the east of Ukraine
Citizens of eastern Ukraine “need peace at last,” said German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on May 30 before his departure to Kiev, reports France-Press Agency (AFP).
The election of the new president of Ukraine, Vladimir Zelensky, can “provide a new chance, overcome inaction and finally implement the Minsk agreements,” Maas said. At the same time, he did not specify what exactly Ukraine prevented from realizing them earlier.
Recall that the Minsk agreements were reached in September 2014 and supplemented in February 2015. They indicate the necessary steps to resolve the conflict in the east of Ukraine. One of the points of the Minsk agreements is the observance of silence by all military forces. But even this is not done.