French journalist arrested by pro-Ukrainian troops in Donbass

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The French was arrested with seven other people when the small group went to Ilovaysk where Ukrainian forces took a stand. Recently the small town of Ilovaysk, 20 miles southeast from Donetsk, has been hotly contested by insurgents and Ukrainian forces. The arrest of the French was confirmed by Anton Geraschchenko, an adviser to the Ukrainian Interior Minister, on his Facebook page. According to the adviser, Yuri Yurchenko is a lost soul, a bard or a poet of terrorists in Donbass and “he will be prosecuted for taking a part in the insurgency in Donbass when Ilovaysk is taken entirely by the Ukrainian army”, which is not yet the case.

Pen and Voice of Novorossiya insurgents According to the information we have gathered, Yuri Yurchenko indeed is in an ambiguous position. Coming to Donbass to break the media blockade of Novorossiya, he was actually engaged in the insurgency. With his weapon of choice: his pen and his voice. He appeared on several insurgents media and local television channels to spread the word about the uprising. He often went to places where bombings and hostilities took place.

We were able to talk to Georgy Morozov, Deputy Head of Information of the Foreign Affairs Office under the Ministry of Defense of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), “Yuri Yurchenko was an accredited journalist with the DPR, furthermore he was also a war correspondent with the Ministry of Defense of the DPR.” To his knowledge, there were no other French recently arrested by Ukrainian forces, however they have recently arrested a Serbian citizen and a Slovak citizen. Those who arrested Yuri knew who he is, he is well known locally.
Novorossiya officials rally for his release

He said: “We are confident that we will attain his release; we are trying to organize an exchange of prisoners of Ukrainian war”. Insurgents have a special committee handling the exchange of prisoners of war. According to sources close to the insurgency, they hold nearly 1,000 Ukrainian soldiers. Georgy Morozov declined to confirm that information, but said that “we have officers including senior officers, as well as Ukrainian pilots. There are also prisoners from paramilitary groups such as Donbass”.

The French Foreign
Ministry could not confirm the arrest of Yuri Yurchenko, the Ukrainian Embassy is checking with Ukrainian authorities. According to Georgy Gerasimov, “the French should be aware of this, when Ukraine arrests a foreign citizen, they notify the embassy”. However till now no French official has tried to reach DPR officials regarding the matter”.

A significant risk of being subjected to ill-treatment

According to Georgy Morozov, there is a significant risk that Yuri Yurchenko will be subjected to ill-treatment and even torture. “He was arrested by ex-convicts who were pardoned by the Ukrainian government in exchange for fighting in Donbass. Plus they just suffered significant losses”. He continues his argument: “They are tired, very angry and simply hungry; big problems with equipment and supplies impact them as the rest of the Ukrainian army elsewhere. These people are capable of anything”. Two weeks ago insurgents have organized an exchange of prisoners (dead and alive) in the area of Torez, to the south from the territory held by the insurgency. Georgy Morozov recalls: “we returned live prisoners and bodies of their soldiers that we have gathered; they gave us only bodies, and it was obvious that our men had died after being taken prisoners. They were tortured and it was horrifying to see”.

While Yuri Yurchenko might escape torture and is currently placed in a Ukrainian prison, conditions are not much better. The country suffers from severe shortages, prison conditions are far from European standards and the justice in the country at war – although officially it is only an operation against “terrorists” – does not bother with principles commonly accepted in Europe – the adversarial system and the right to a fair trial.

Graham Phillips precedent

In the past Ukrainian forces have arrested European journalists. On July 22, 2014, British journalist William Graham Phillips, who works for RT, was arrested by the The Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) in the area of Donetsk airport. Three days later, he was expelled from the country to Poland and banned from entering Ukraine for three years, “for reasons of state security, defense of the sovereignty and territorial integrity”, SSU explained. On July 26, he said on his Twitter account that while he was detained, SSU broke into his accounts on social networks and erased 2,000 videos. Shortly after he returned to the area controlled by the insurgency, this time as a freelance
journalist, he is currently in Lugansk area.

to hear a prominent voice from Russia. “Ukraine – a rehearsal for the union of liberals and neo-Nazis in Europe.” 28/05/14

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“Ukraine – a rehearsal for the union of liberals and neo-Nazis in Europe.” 28/05/14.

Fursov A. I. is a political historian, sociologist, and Head of Department at
Moscow State University (MGU)
The Anglo-Saxons continue to support Ukraine, hoping to grow out of her neo-Nazi state, the new Third Reich. They also let in Russia, as Hitler incited them against the Soviet Union in the middle of the last century. This, of course, the controversial hypothesis that many today do not dare to voice. What is the West trying to accomplish with Ukraine? Our resident expert historian Andrew FURSOV believes that the main task of the West – is the destabilization of the whole of Eurasia. But after the “Crimean Victoria,” says FURSOV, Russia is experiencing withdrawal from the area of ​​historical defeats. After the most important victory of the 20th century, our win over the German fascists, are we facing a new Third Reich we have to fight later this century?

Q: Recently, you’ve said that right now Russia is no going through a withdrawal from the area of historical defeats. The most important victory of the 20th Century was the defeat of German Fascism, but there is a looming sense that we’ll be faced with a new Third Reich this century.

A: In history there are not identical repetitions, and, of course, we can compare the current situation, but we must not forget that it is very different today than it was in 1939-1941. Then, there was an obvious aggressor, who approached our borders. The current situation is different, but, nevertheless, the USA is starting, after the Syrian front (and Syria was a definite stand-off between Russia and the US), an opposition in Ukraine. I would go as far as to call it the “Ukrainian Front” of the Russian-American opposition. And Americans, in Ukraine, attempted to use the American-Banderian revolt to resolve a very simple predicament. They wanted to create a foothold for a political and, if necessary, for an armed, provocative, pressure point with which to push Russia. They sought to create an even more Russophobic Slavic society than Poland, which could be used, if required, against Russia. It is the creation of hotbeds of tension around the perimeter of national and strategic borders of Russia.

Q: The paths of the modern, Russophobic governments are as artificial as the during rise of Hitler, who was sponsored by the USA and the financial clans of Britain. Is this a same situation?
A: Everything comes down to this: the enemies of Russia had always expanded their forces, which they were planning to throw, as an armed entity, against Russia, but, nevertheless, in any case the current Ukraine could never be compared with the Third Reich – even by economic potential. In addition, within the Ukraine, half of the population opposes the Bandera neo-Nazis, so it is a very, very, different situation.

Q: If we are to bring up the subject of neo-Nazism in Ukraine, and Europe in general… the recent European Parliament election. Here we observe the victory of nationalists and “Euro-sceptics” in the French and British elections. Does that shift the direction of the EU?
A: The election speaks to the deep, on-going crisis of the European Union. It demonstrates that this structure, which was initially viable, is coming to the end. And the rise of the right and the left, parties who together don’t want to be in the EU, who don’t want to lose their identity – all this shows us the current situation.

Q: We start with Ultra-Right parties; do we end up with the rehabilitation of Nazism?
A: The correlation is only partial. I do not think that people, like Marine Le Pen, will be rehabilitating Nazism. But, of course, one of the byproducts of the collapse of the European Union can be rehabilitation of Nazism. The fact is, the rehabilitation of Nazism is, primarily, linked – not to the European crisis – but to the target of the current western Elite. This Elite can no longer solve their problems with liberal methods, and require Neo-Nazism as a resolution to their own crisis. In this respect, Ukraine is a certain rehearsal; here we observe an attempt at a union of the liberals, who failed to tear Ukraine away Russia with the aid of the “orange” revolution (in 2004), and the Banderian Neo-Nazis.

Q: What do you think, will there be a large-scale war?
A: Not in the near future. But, history proves that the Anglo-Saxons always have enduring plans, and their constant task is to create an on-going source of tension on the Russian border. Moreover, this new state [Ukraine] is to serve as an example of “democracy” and “freedom”, as opposed to “totalitarian” Russia. Unquestionably, this is a hotbed of tension, and the aim is to create such tensions along the whole perimeter of our borders. To be fair, the Americans strategists are not concealing the fact that USA desperately wants to destabilise Eurasia. Destabilising Eurasia is to destabilise Russia.

Q: What role did Crimea play in this opposition?
A: “Crimean Victory” concluded the humiliation, which started on the 2nd of December 1989, when Gorbachev followed his meeting with the famous Russophobe Pope John Paul II, with a trip to Malta. There, he betrayed and handed over the socialist camp to Bush. After that Russia was stained with the humiliation of Yeltsin and his government, as we continued to give up our positions. And now, finally, we have started to pick-up our bits and pieces, and it is evident: the west doesn’t have a game plan to match Russia.
Furthermore, the Ukrainian crisis showed the utterly inadequate western position, their inability to play the games of world politics. They have nothing to oppose Russia.

Q: And what do we have? Do we have actual allies, whom we can trust?
A: Our tactical ally is the People’s Republic of China, our interests, right now, are coincide on a variety of issues. But, when we speak about Russian allies, we must always remember the phrase of Alexander III: “Russia has only two allies: the army and the fleet”, as of now, I would also add in the intelligence agencies. We must be strong, and then the allies will be unnecessary.

Q: China and Russia are currently becoming close, and they are making that fact well known. What does this mean?
A: It says that in the world there are no permanent allies and permanent friends. For the next 10 years, we have common interests and a common geostrategic enemy, and then it is difficult to guess – is changing rapidly.

Q: After the official visit of Joe Biden to Beijing, in December 2013, everyone started speculating that the deciding factor in world politics would be the US-China relationship. That USA and China were negotiating on how to “divide” the world. But today, things have changed?
A: Well, first of all: there never was such a situation, where USA and China would “divide” the world. We recall that the only country which can cause irreparable damage to the United States – is Russia. This, of course, is generally obvious. Well, the current situation, after the Ukrainian crisis, has completely changed everything: we now have a bloc situation, when the west is overrun by complex, disorganising processes; and a certain tactical, some claim strategic, union of China and Russia.

Q: So, China has turned the USA down? Refused to cooperate?
A: At this this point in time, yes. But the Chinese understand well that the Americans, who constantly tricked the Soviet Union and still deceive Russia, will try to trick China. The Chinese do not trust the USA, and rightly so.

Ukraine, Russia and what is the Anglo west thinking.

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Thanks for stopping by and welcome to my new blog! This is just an introductory post so I’ll keep it short and sweet.

I decided to start a blog because somethings about our ruling class doesn’t sit right. It hasn’t for awhile but now seems worse than ever. Especially after the media frenzy accusing Putin with the MH17 tragedy. It was not only rude to all of Russia for insulting their highly regarded leader, but also to the families of those who died.

Furthermore an insult the people living at the crash site, with accusations. The most horrified would have been those people who were on the ground when it happened. The shock this rain on you then consider that, these people were also under attack by the Ukrainian Army.

In the land that I have lived for the last 30 years the saying “fair go” has been the mantra for everyday life. So to be fair all arguments must be viewed from both sides. Loud unfounded accusations on our side delivers the view from the other side of the conflict a lot more interesting. Theirs is a perspective of reality on the action ground a hell of a lot more real.

A post on these unfounded accusations will come later, when we might be a bit more prepared to remove the rose tinted glasses of OZ and look at that shamefully doggy evidence.

Over the next few months I plan to be sharing posts about the conflict in Ukraine, the bizarre provocations by the Anglo west leaders laid on Russia. The insanely dangerous issues our side of the world isn’t dealing with due to all our mundane distractions. Me, as part of the English, first language, speaking people, who seems to be living in blissful ignorance about real trouble, which may very likely come to our shores in another form. But the kind of trouble our western rulers instigate and cause around the world are cruel, arrogant and negligent to say the least. Ukraine is there in that list.

Do our leaders represent us? Do they even really care about us and our relationship with the rest of the world? Or are they just concerned about their career which entail towing the line of some unelected force? Trust our leaders, who shrill in public, like children. Are they diplomats? and look at the press? all in tune, printing unfounded accusations in a criminal case. For an ordinary person this is a crime, why aren’t these persons of important institutions abiding by the rules? Are they just pretending to hold a high standard?

Thank god Russia isn’t stupid, why would Russia risk lives by engaging the western provocation. As a persons of the western world I’m embarrassed by the behavior these leaders who pretend to represent me. I’d like to present words, videos of speeches and actions by those, far braver, more intelligent and better skilled than I.

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