Important stmt from Ukraine’s Finance Minister Danyliuk: next IMF tranche will be disbursed only after adoption of a law on anti-corruption courts and legislative changes on privatization. The ball is in the Rada and President’s court.
for some reason, it’s in Polish:
Notice the bomb-throwing red terror in the north. Also, that the Kuban — the area around the Azov Sea — is Ukrainian.
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Love it. Exactly the sort of warrior culture needed at the edge of the Steppe.
Below is a video of the behind-the-scenes work CNN did to stage the photo-op with Muslims holding up signs that read, ‘ISIS WILL LOSE’.
Cautiously optimistic that this isn’t consolidation of power.
See? Now that Trump won, the Kremlin needs to ally with the opposition. That’s what Russia has done for CENTURIES. They ally with opposition groups. It isn’t complicated. Read my Nine Lessons of Russian Propaganda.
* Russians see western law-abidingness as an exploitable weakness.
* They function by making threats, and getting others to back down.
* They consider democracy and prosperity on their boarders to be a threat.
* They try to secure themselves by sowing chaos and instability.
* Rampant alcoholism and abortion-as-birthcontrol – they’re already off the demographic cliff. (In sharp constrast to all the “traditionalist brotherhood” propaganda.)
* Most jihadists of any non-Middle East country.
* Real possibility of fracturing. (As was also concluded by Stratfor.)
* They’ve threatened Nuclear War against the US (and Poland and others).
In the 1946 London victory parade that commemorated the victorious allies against Nazi Germany, Polish forces, who were the first and one of the most important allies in the war against Hitler and Germany, were forbidden to participate and the Polish flag was removed because the western allies did not want to annoy Russia and to remind everyone how they betrayed Poland at tne end of WW2 and sold it to Stalin.
Mikhail Saakashvili, the former Georgian president who became governor of Ukraine’s Odessa region, announced Monday that he is resigning in frustration at what he characterized as obstruction in efforts to root out corruption.
Saakashvili was appointed governor of the corruption-riddled Black Sea region in May 2015 by President Petro Poroshenko. But in his resignation announcement in Odessa, Saakashvili accused Poroshenko of supporting the criminal clans in Odessa.
Saakashvili announced his resignation in a video posted on his Facebook page, saying he felt “cheated and tired.”
“We are witnessing retrograde forces attacking everything progressive,” he said. “We are seeing all new beginnings being nipped in the bud.”
Фото: Роман Михайлюк