This article first appeared on FreeNations.Net and we republish here with kind permission.
In an unbelievable act of stupidity which could provoke war with Russia and China (and the immediate loss of Taiwan) the British Government is sending warships to the Black Sea to support the fascist-inspired, militarily aggressive Kiev regime in its genocide against its Russian citizens in East Ukraine. Having spent 20 years alienating Russia the West has driven it into the hands of China. We cannot expect China not to take advantage of a war over Ukraine.
Earlier this month President Biden spoke on the phone with Ukraine’s Volodomyr Zelensky, and told him that if Russia “escalated its aggression” in the East of Ukraine (the Donbas), the US would stand by Ukraine. All the aggression since 2014 has of course been from the Ukraine regime brought to power by an extreme nationalist coup against an internationally recognised democratically elected Government. The nationalistic (not to say Nazi) elements in that coup attacked the mainly Russian population in East Ukraine, bombing civilian areas and causing thousands of deaths.
Eventually the two Minsk Agreements between Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France laid down a withdrawal of troops, a peace deal and proposed elections with Ukraine committed to decentralisation of power to its regions. Russia always wanted to ensure peace in Donetsk and Luhansk and devolved Government (far less than the Nationalistic Nikola Sturgeon wants from the British Government. Needless to say the British Government has not bombed Edinburgh!)
Biden’s demented words to Zelensky encouraged the Ukrainians to further escalate their killing of civilians and destruction of towns in the two break-away Republics (Donetsk and Luhansk). A meeting of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) was held in Kiev. A few hours later, shelling of Donetsk Gorlovka began.
The NSDC meeting had given permission to their armed forces to open fire at their discretion. Some 50 mortars were fired and one person was killed and two were injured.
And into this war zone British warships will sail for the Black Sea in May. One Type 45 destroyer armed with anti-aircraft missiles and an anti-submarine Type 23 frigate will leave the Royal Navy’s carrier task group in the Mediterranean and head through the Bosphorus into the Black Sea.
RAF F-35B Lightning stealth jets and Merlin submarine-hunting helicopters will stand ready on the task group’s flag ship, the carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, to support the warships in the Black Sea. As a Russian website noted of the British naval threat “the mouse threatens the bear”. Is Boris Johnson mad?
THE UK PROMOTES AND ARMS AN AGGRESSIVE NATIONALISTIC REGIME
The deployment is aimed at showing “solidarity with Ukraine”, reported the Sunday Times – solidarity with a truly obnoxious regime whose activities we have documented on this site:
June 18, 2017
UN officials are covering up the findings of OSCE and UN experts that pro Kiev forces were responsible for the premeditated murder of a US Monitor in… Read more
April 17, 2017
The UK gives military training to Ukraine whose troops and civilians enjoy torchlight marches, wearing swastika-like symbols, celebrating the Nazi era… Read more
November 26, 2014
A UN Human Rights Committee has passed a Russia resolution condemning the glorification of Nazism and the denial of Nazi war crimes. The British, Amer… Read more
March 04, 2014
By Israel Shamir, a Russian-Israeli writer and journalist. First victims of the Brown Revolution were the mon… Read more
Ukraine, like Croatia, another favourite of the EU establishment, had a truly awful history during the second world war, being a lackey of the Hitler regime and the perpetrator of horrendous crimes against Jews and anti fascists. As these articles show today it has carried on in that tradition – with the full support of the EU and the British Government. Nazi parades are commonplace. Youth is schooled in Nazi type youth movements. The Kiev regime cut off water supplies to Luhansk. The Ukraine Parliament has been attacked (with guardsmen killed) and threatened if they pass the legislation demanded by the Minsk Agreement.
Gangs tied to the extreme nationalist Azov, Aidar, Right Sector, and Tornado battalions have had gun battles with police, intimidated court proceedings, overturned local elections, torched media buildings, attacked undesirable Soviet monuments, violently threatened journalists, and overtly spoken of overthrowing the government.
And this is the country to which the UK and USA have sent weapons and armed services instructors and in defence of which the UK now sends a naval group. Washington has admitted that since 2015 more than two billion dollars have been allocated to Ukraine for the purchase of various weapons and the training of military specialists.
Having taken 47 years to recognise the error of surrender to the European Superstate the British Establishment now cannot see the horrendous geopolitical mistake they are making in supporting the destructive and unstable militarism of Ukraine. The Russians will not tolerate further bloodshed in the Donbas. They have not demanded Ukrainian surrender and independence for Donetsk and Luhansk – only the end of Ukrainian attacks and devolved Government.**
If the unstable and ignorant Biden continues to encourage the aggression of the puffed up hothead, Zelensky, NATO (itself conducting large scale military manoeuvres on the Ukraine border) will be at war with Russia and Russia’s ally China will certainly take advantage of the war to attack American and British interests elsewhere. China is already threatening Taiwan militarily and taking control of Hong Kong. Having spent 20 years alienating Russia the West has driven it into the hands of China. We cannot expect China not to take advantage of a war over Ukraine.
Minsk 2 contained the following provisions which Ukraine has failed so far to follow:
- Ukraine will also adopt ‘permanent legislation’ on special status before the end of 2015.
- This law will include: an amnesty;
- ‘the right of linguistic self-determination’;
- the involvement of the local authorities in the appointment of prosecutors and courts;
- agreements between Ukraine’s central authorities and the local authorities covering ‘economic, social and cultural development’; state support for the socio-economic development of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts;
- assistance from the central authorities to support ‘transnational cooperation’ between the occupied regions and regions of the Russian Federation;
- rights for local parliaments to create ‘people’s militia units’;