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Merkel apparently fears devastating defeat of the Ukrainian army “Merkel apparently fears devastating defeat of the Ukrainian army” German Economic News  |  Published: 02/06/15 00:02 clock  |  52 Comments (Translation by Eric Zuesse, 6 Feb. 2015) [German Chancellor] Angela Merkel seems to anticipate the economic and military collapse of Ukraine. Berlin’s civil service is naturally working hard on a peace plan. To avert […]

What Steven F. Cohen & Other Liberals Get Wrong About Obama & Ukraine’s War

Eric Zuesse, 5 Feb. 2015 Liberals won’t acknowledge that they’ve “been had” by Barack Obama when they believed his liberal rhetoric; they won’t acknowledge it, even after Obama has proven by his actions that he is actually extremely conservative (a total agent of Wall Street; and, thus, inequality has been rising under his rule); Obama […]

Brookings Wants More Villages Firebombed in Ukraine’s ‘Anti Terrorist Operation’

Eric Zuesse, 3 Feb. 2015 INTRODUCTION Washington’s prestigious bipartisan think tank, the Brookings Institution, has now issued a call for American taxpayers to finance more firebombings, clusterbombings, and other support to the ethnic cleansing, which has been going on since Ukraine’s coup — the ethnic cleansing that’s occurring in the region of Ukraine’s southeast that’s called “Donbass” (which is […]

The Paet-Ashton Transcript

Eric Zuesse, 3 Feb. 2015 Here is a complete transcript of the extraordinarily revealing phone conversation, that occurred on 26 February 2014, in which the foreign-affairs chief of the European Union, Catherine Ashton, was informed by her investigator, Urmas Paet, into his findings regarding what had been the cause of the violence that brought down […]

Ukraine: “We Target Civilians.” Separatists: “Their Targeting Maps Prove It.”

Eric Zuesse. 1 Feb. 2015 Unofficially, the Ukrainian Government acknowledges that its war against its Donbass region is an ethnic-cleansing operation.  The pro-regime Ukrainian TV station Hromandske TV — which is funded by the U.S. Government, the Dutch Government, and George Soros (via his International Renaissance Foundation or ‘Fund’) —  has reported that the Ukrainian Government is specifically targeting […]

The Ideology of the New Ukraine

Eric Zuesse, 31 Jan. 2015 The ideology of the new, post-coup, Ukraine, is the ideology of its leaders. Above all, Dmitriy Yarosh, the founder of Right Sector, is that; but so too are Andrei Beletsky, the founder of Azov Battalion; and Andriy Parubiy and Oleh Tyahnybok, the co-founders of the “Social Nationalist Party of Ukraine,” the Party […]

Ukrainian Government: “No Russian Troops Are Fighting Against Us”

Eric Zuesse, 30 Jan. 2015 Ukraine’s top general is contradicting allegations by the Obama Administration and by his own Ukrainian Government, by saying that no Russian troops are fighting against the Ukrainian Government’s forces in the formerly Ukrainian, but now separatist, area, where the Ukrainian civil war is being waged. Here is a screen-print of a google-chrome auto-translation of that […]

Ukraine’s Government Is Losing Its War. Here Is Why:

Eric Zuesse, 27 January 2015 On January 27th, Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense headlined “Militants Continue to Suffer Losses,” and reported that four helicopters, and other weapons of the “militants,” were destroyed in battle, but no evidence was given to support the assertion. Just two days prior, the (also pro-Government) Kiev Post had, in fact, bannered […]

Rupert Murdoch’s Sky News Portrays Ukraine’s ‘Far Right’ as ‘Heroes’

Eric Zuesse, 25 Jan. 2015 On January 22nd, Rupert Murdoch’s Sky News (Murdoch founded it, his son James headed it for a while, and their 21st Century Fox owns “a controlling stake” in it) telecast a puff-piece for Ukraine’s right-wing extremists, several times calling them “heroes” to “patriotic” Ukrainians. This segment of their documentary series […]

Ukraine Stiffs China for Billions It Owes

China paid Ukraine $3B two years Ago for grain still not delivered, now demands refund. Another $3.6B that’s owed to China, will probably also default. Eric Zuesse, 21 Jan. 2015 Russia’s RIA Novosti News Agency reported, on January 17th, that China is demanding refund of $1.5 billion in cash and of an additional $1.5 billion […]