On Sunday, Ukraine’s rebels announced they were withdrawing heavy weapons from the front lines of the civil war, per the agreement reached on a ceasefire in Minsk earlier this month.
There are photos of the pullout, and Reuters reporters witnessed multiple rebel convoys of artillery and anti-aircraft weapons being withdrawn from Debaltseve to the capital of Donetsk. The Ukraine military still says its all a trick.
Military spokesmen claimed the pullout was “empty words,” and that the rebels were actually building up forces on the front line, despite all the evidence to the contrary.
The military’s denials are more about justifying their own decision to renege on the heavy weapon pullback, but reflects their bizarre disconnect with facts and evidence. In addition to claiming Russian invasions that no one ever sees, they are also claiming that the things people actually are seeing aren’t actually happening.
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If the comments by Ukraine irregular right wing forces about the cease fire are true, that they will march on Kiev and throw Poreshenko out if he honors the cease fire, then Poreshenko may have little choice but to at least appear he is not fully cooperating with the terms of the cease fire.
There are no right wing militias in Ukraine. Ukrainian bloggers have proven that all the nazis are paid mercenaries of Putin fighting for Russia.
You are delusional. These anti Semitic neo-Nazis say openly they want to cleanse all Russian speaking Ukrainians from the east of Ukraine. They shot people trying to escape a burning building in Odessa early in the war. And spent most of last year shelling civilians in eastern Ukraine. They worship WWll war criminal Stepan Bandera who was responsible for the death of 750,000 Russians, Poles, and Jews. They have Nazis symbols on their helmets, banners, and flags. So maybe right wing militias isn't accurate because that is too mild a word for whatever they represent.
The Washington Post is reporting today that the cease fire is holding and today all was quiet on the eastern front. No Ukraine soldiers died today for the first time in weeks.
They've learned from their Western masters–spinning a web of lies and nothing but lies.
Yooz Build-up Deniers. All o' yuz.
Why just yesterday, there I was. Someone said they were really building up.
You deny that Russian tanks are heading towards the front line instead of artillery being moved away? What world do you anti-democracy fanatics live in? Clearly these eyewitnesses, Reuters reporters, and their cameras have fallen into the web of lies spun by Putin's political fantasy machine. Next you're gonna tell us the Ukrainian people don't want this war or the glorious legacy of Bandera and the Galicia SS, who fought against the Germans too you know.
Our Dear Leaders have decreed that Putin is a Poopyhead – what more do we need to know beyond that??
Western mainstream voters — Are they brainwashed by corporate media?
Now that would depend entirely upon their moral intent. For all Western nations are a democracy, which means that the voting majority is the educated upper half of society, that all political power and wealth is hoarded by the upper half and that the lower half is made powerless by poverty. So, democracy is the greatest tool of slavery known to man.
And so, it all depends upon if Western voters intend to enslave Ukraine in the same democratic way, by destroying the Ukraine economy, enslaving them by poverty and plundering all their natural resources.
And in the grand scheme of things, is the ultimate goal of Western voters to destroy the economy of Russia and enslave them by poverty? For the glory of wealth, who can deny themselves the pleasure of it?
The official Western narrative has to survive despite blatant facts and evidence, otherwise people like Mc Cain and Co. would look like the jerks they are, Obama would have to concede he is a warmonger-in spite of his Nobel Prize-and the Russians would come out ´clean´. Too many billions it seems have been invested and now the dividends could be escaping from feverish and grasping hands. When will goosestepping be brought back officially?
The point was not to withdraw to Donetsk but to withdraw out of range of civilian areas. Moving equipment into Donetsk is indeed a build-up and tends to support the suspicion that Putin will not keep his word. The Israelis have done this sort of thing so often that nobody should be surprised. By the way, photos are so easy to fake that they prove nothing nowadays and as for Rueters, we are constantly being told how unreliable, if not downright dishonest, the mainstream media are. Putin has systematically lied since day one. Why should we beleive claims his people make?
To — Michael Kenny
From start to finish your comment is pure fiction, for the purpose of the cease fire agreement was to end the war, which would automatically end the killing of civilians. For the agreement stated that the heavy weapons had to be moved back 80 miles from the battlefields, not the towns.
For Putin holds the moral high ground in this Western fascist stupidity, as he has no reason to lie when all who oppose him were directly or indirectly involved in supporting the coup.
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