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Now we know: Democratic Operatives did fake “Russian Bots” to discredit Republicans

Democrats CAUGHT In Russian Bot “False Flag” Smear Campaign in the Alabama special election. A group called new Knowledge is claiming that the admitted false flag against Republicans was just a small experiment. They were responsible for a mas amount of presumably Russian bots following the Roy Moore campaign on Twitter to trick people into thinking the Russians were propping him up. National media fell for the ruse and the narrative went viral. Left wing writers mocked the Moore campaign for suggesting this was a democratic ploy to smear him. We now know it was. They can claim it was an experiment but this reeks of democratic operatives serving engaging in a political con job and may have actually swung an election.

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I had another discussion about the Russia-Trump thing today

Look, the media has lost all its credibility. They will say anything and everything to discredit Trump. It’s comical:

video summary:

18 Most Mortifying Media Moments of 2018

My position was and remains:

The Clintons seem to have more troubling relationships with Russian than Trump. (Bill’s half million dollar speech, the Uranium One deal, Podesta owning stock in a Russian energy company.)

Trump’s things does not really seem to exist.

Trump gave Ukraine real material support which Obama did not.

Ukraine refuses to sign UN Migration Pact

The press service of Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported that Ukraine refused to sign the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM).

The decision was made because of the annexation of the Crimea by Russia and the fighting in the Donbas, as a result of which there are 1.5 million internally displaced persons in Ukraine.

“The Ukrainian side is making every effort to ensure the rights and meet the needs of internally displaced persons, but there is still a lot of work ahead that requires considerable material and financial resources. Having in mind the above, Ukraine will consider joining the World Pact for safe, orderly and legal migration at another stage under favorable conditions, “- said the Foreign Ministry.

Of course, if there’s a dissenting political movement in the West, there are Russian agents

Russian Donetsk agents propaganda photo during yellow vest protests

kind of like this:

In the famous “Deception was my job” interviews of ex-KGB agent Yuri Bezmenov ( he talks about he was even tasks to infiltrate the Transcendental Mediation movement in California because Moscow thought it might be useful to have influence for it.

Russia fires on and seizes Ukraine ships which tried to access Azov Sea

Here is what happened today:

(BBC summary here:

The Ukrainian navy tried to do a freedom-of-navigation operation and transit through the Kerch straits.

The Ukrainian flotilla consisted of two of the new Gurza-class gunboats, and one tug.

First, a FSB craft rammed the Ukrainian tug, causing damage. You can see a video of the ramming here. I am not a seaman, but it seems to me like a pretty clear-cut ram, with the Ukrainian tug stopping (perhaps to avoid the other FSP ship in front of him) and the much-larger Russian ship evidently turning to ram the vessel head on.

You can hear the Russian commander shouting “hit him on the right! Hit him on the right!” along with copious cursing.

Then, and the precise events are not clear yet – Russian ships opened fire on the Ukrainian warships and reportedly boarded and captured the warships. There are reports this happened in an area of the sea of Azov that even Russia calls “international waters.” Six Ukrainian sailors are said to have been injured, two seriously. The crew’s status is unclear.

This is a clear act of war.

Russia has also moved a ship into the channel under the Kerch bridge, blocking any further traffic. This is a de-facto blockade of Ukraine’s eastern coast, another act of war.

This is a serious escalation. Russia just engaged in naval warfare, capturing Ukrainian sailors.

Ukraine activist Kateryna Handzyuk dies after acid attack

Kateryna Handzyuk, 33, suffered burns over 40% of her body and severe eye damage as a result of the assault on 31 July in the southern city of Kherson.

Ms Handzyuk, who was also a Kherson city council member, had undergone 11 operations in the capital Kiev.

President Petro Poroshenko on Sunday called for the killers to be punished. Five suspects are already in custody.

The exact cause of Ms Handzyuk’s death was not immediately known, but reports in local media suggested it was a blood clot.

In September, the activist – who also campaigned against Russian-backed separatism – posted a video in which she urged Ukrainians to fight rampant corruption.

“I know I look bad now. But at least I’m being treated,” she said. “And I definitely know that I look much better than justice in Ukraine. Because nobody is treating it.”

The death of the activist on Sunday triggered an avalanche of reactions on social media in Ukraine, with many users expressing shock.

I want to fund anti-corruption movements.

Donald Trump is Finished

This is a clue why I had so many unproductive correspondences with people who couldn’t reconcile my support of Trump and my being in Ukraine. These very official looking script-readers repeat the same phrases for years and create illusions of consensus where none exist.


Even better compilation, with some of the same content, here:

Ecumenical Patriarchate proceeds to granting autocephaly to Church of Ukraine: Synod decision

Announcement (11/10/2018).
Presided by His All-Holiness, the Ecumenical Patriarch, the Holy and Sacred Synod convened for its regular session from October 9 to 11, 2018, in order to examine and discuss items on its agenda.

The Holy Synod discussed in particular and at length the ecclesiastical matter of Ukraine, in the presence of His Excellency Archbishop Daniel of Pamphilon and His Grace Bishop Hilarion of Edmonton, Patriarchal Exarchs to Ukraine, and following extensive deliberations decreed:

1) To renew the decision already made that the Ecumenical Patriarchate proceed to the granting of Autocephaly to the Church of Ukraine.

2) To reestablish, at this moment, the Stavropegion of the Ecumenical Patriarch in Kyiv, one of its many Stavropegia in Ukraine that existed there always.

3) To accept and review the petitions of appeal of Filaret Denisenko, Makariy Maletych and their followers, who found themselves in schism not for dogmatic reasons, in accordance with the canonical prerogatives of the Patriarch of Constantinople to receive such petitions by hierarchs and other clergy from all of the Autocephalous Churches. Thus, the above-mentioned have been canonically reinstated to their hierarchical or priestly rank, and their faithful have been restored to communion with the Church.

4) To revoke the legal binding of the Synodal Letter of the year 1686, issued for the circumstances of that time, which granted the right through oikonomia to the Patriarch of Moscow to ordain the Metropolitan of Kyiv, elected by the Clergy-Laity Assembly of his eparchy, who would commemorate the Ecumenical Patriarch as the First hierarch at any celebration, proclaiming and affirming his canonical dependence to the Mother Church of Constantinople.

5) To appeal to all sides involved that they avoid appropriation of Churches, Monasteries and other properties, as well as every other act of violence and retaliation, so that the peace and love of Christ may prevail.

At the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the 11th of October, 2018

Veterans-turned-mafiosos in Lviv

Post-Communist problems.


Last week the Lviv City Palace of Culture. Hnat Khotkevych broke up a group of men who demanded that the “anti-Ukrainian fascist measures” be stopped. Although it turned out that nothing like this happens in the palace, men refused to leave the premises, threatening and humiliating the workers of the institution. The restoration of the palace of culture succeeded only after the intervention of the police.

ZAXID.NET has been studying video and photo material from the scene to tell more about the group members who dare to storm the communal institution of culture. And it turned out that they are equally close to the authoritative ex-deputy Ihor Krivetsky known under the nickname “Pops” and to the head of the Lviv regional state administration Oleg Synyutki.

Not “National Corps”, then who?

Immediately after the incident, the workers of the palace of culture named after him. Hnat Hotkevich spread the information that representatives of the “National Corps” broke into their institution. Svyatoslav Seryry, head of the regional headquarters of the National Corps, denied this information, while clarifying that only one member of their organization, the head of the Lviv branch Stepan Vinyar, was in place.

56-year-old Stepan Vinyar, a long-time participant in various types of paramilitaries, in the early 1990’s he represented the “battle wing” of the Social-National Party of Ukraine (SNPU), which was created in Lviv in 2004, which was transformed into “Liberty” in 2004. In 2015, Stepan Vinyar became a member of the civil corps Azov, which later became the basis for the creation of the “National Corps”.

ZAXID.NET was able to recognize photos and videos from the scene of another four members of the group who broke into the Palace of Culture. These are Sergey Favorsky, Maxim Kamenetsky, Ruslan Mutsin and Oleg Dudok. None of these men is a member of the National Corps, but they all have much in common with each other.


Night at Sokolniki robbed and shot their leg 37-year-old Lviv


“Lviv is already divided between Kopytk and Mordov. If we come here first, then this is ours”

Pislya vykhodu materialu «Fantastychna chetvirka» do ZAXID.NET pochaly zvertatysya meshkantsi Lʹvova ta oblasti z informatsiyeyu pro diyalʹnistʹ fihurantiv statti. Sered zvernenʹ buv lyst vid meshkantsiv m. Vynnyky. Vony stverdzhuvaly, shcho kolyshni atovtsi obsluhovuyutʹ interesy firmy, yaka nezakonno zabudovuye yikhnye podvirʺya. Tsi lyudy zalyakuyutʹ meshkantsiv i bʺyutʹ yikh navitʹ u prysutnosti pravookhorontsiv.

Zakhystyty vynnykivchan ne spromihsya navitʹ mer Volodymyr Kvurt. Dopomohty lyudyam z·holosyvsya narodnyy deputat Dmytro Dobrodomov. ZAXID.NET vyrishyv pereviryty tsyu «fantastychnu» istoriyu.

Chy domovytʹsya Dobrodomov?

«Do p’yatnytsi vy stattyu ne davayte. My chekayemo rezulʹtatu vid Dobrodomova. Vin vzhe zustrichavsya z Veremeyenkom. Nam mayutʹ podzvonyty i skazaty, chy viddayutʹ podvirʺya. A todi my hotovi na budʹ-yaki intervʺyu», – poyasnyuye meshkanka Vynnykiv Tetyana Kizyma.

Tetyana Kizyma, yiyi cholovik Taras ta susidy zvernulysya do ZAXID.NET pislya toho, yak vpiznaly v publikatsiyi «Fantastychna chetvirka» cholovikiv, yaki vzhe druhyy rik zalyakuyutʹ i napadayutʹ na nykh.

«YA khochu, shchob vony viddaly lyudyam zemlyu, ale za stav ya budu sudytysya i dali», – zvertayetʹsya do Tarasa i Tetyany susid Yaroslav Semenyuk. Vin rozkladaye na stoli kupu sudovykh rishenʹ, skarh i prypysiv.
After the release of the material “Fantastic Four” to ZAXID.NET began to appeal to residents of Lviv and the region with information about the activities of the contributors of the article. Among the appeals was a letter from the inhabitants of Vinniki. They argued that former attacks served the interests of a firm that illegally built their yard. These people intimidate the inhabitants and beat them even in the presence of law-enforcers.

Even the mayor Volodymyr Kvurt failed to protect the vinnikivschans. People’s Deputy Dmytro Dobrodomov called on people to help. ZAXID.NET decided to check out this “fantastic” story.

Do Dobrodomov agree?

“Until Friday you do not give the floor. We are waiting for the result from Dobromodov. He has already met Veremeyenko. We have to call and say, give the yard. And then we are ready for any interviews, “says Vinnikov resident Tatiana Kizima.

Tatiana Kizima, her husband Taras and his neighbors turned to ZAXID.NET after finding out in the publication of the Fantastic Four men who have been intimidating and attacking them for the second year.

“I want them to give land to people, but I will continue to judge myself afterwards”, – addresses Yaroslav Semenyuk, Taras and Tetyana. He lays a bunch of court decisions, complaints and orders on the table.

The state of Utah recognizes Holodomor as genocide of the Ukrainian people

The press service of the Ukrainian Embassy in the US reports that the American state of Utah recognized the Holodomor (famine) of 1932-1933 as the genocide of Ukrainian people.

“On October 10, in Salt Lake City, in the presence of the Ukraine Ambassador to the USA, Valeriy Chaly, Honorary Consul of Ukraine in Utah Jonathan Friedman and the Governor of the State of Utah, Gary Herbert signed the Declaration of Victims Commemoration of the Holodomor genocide of 1932-1933 in Ukraine,” the statement reads.

The state will honor the memory of the Ukrainian victims on November 24, 2018. The US Senate also recognized the Holodomor as genocide of the Ukrainian people on October 4th.

The Holodomor has been recognized as agenocide in 12 more states: Ohio, Missouri, Washington, Wisconsin, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Kansas. Moreover, in June, the governor of Illinois declared 2018 the Year of Memory of the victims of the Holodomor in Ukraine.