Learning About Ukraine: A New American Interview With Veronika Kyrylenko, naturalized American citizen who grew up in Ukraine
Most Americans know very little about Ukraine. An exception is Veronika Kyrylenko, a naturalized American citizen who grew up in Ukraine and loves both her adopted homeland as well as the land of her birth. Kyrylenko is also a linguist and a regular contributor to The New American. In this interview with host Gary Benoit, she describes Ukraine and her people. She also points out that there is a big difference between the rulers and the ruled, just as there is in other countries where the rulers act to amass power and wealth while claiming to act in the interests of the people they are supposed to serve. And she recommends that her fellow Americans become involved to protect and restore American freedom, so it does not become another example of the despotisms that have been so common throughout history. 🇺🇸 The New American: http://www.thenewamerican.com/
REAL AMERICA -- Dan Ball W/ Cory Mills, The Latest On Russia-Ukraine, 2/21/22
BY VERONIKA KYRYLENKO
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“Joe Biden becoming president is the best thing that ever happened, tragically, for Vladimir Putin,” said Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), commenting on the news of the Russian military entering Ukrainian territory.
On Monday, the situation on the Ukrainian-Russia border changed dramatically when Russian President Vladimir Putin announced his county now recognizes two breakaway Ukrainian regions — the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) located in the Donbas region — as independent nations and ordered “peacekeeping” troops into the territory.
Both DPR and LPR, predominantly populated by Russians and Russian-speaking Ukrainians, were formed in 2014 after the so-called Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine that brought to power radical anti-Russian forces. Even though the regions formally remained administrative parts of Ukraine, they enjoyed military and financial support from Russia and were politically controlled by their “older brother.”
“I consider it necessary to take a long-overdue decision: To immediately recognize the independence and sovereignty of Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic,” Putin announced in a pre-recorded address to the nation Monday.
Putin justified his decision by an “existential threat” to Russia posed by NATO, which he also blamed for the current crisis.
Sweeping through more than a century of history, Putin painted Ukraine not as an independent country, but rather as a territory that is inextricably linked to Russia. Stating that “Ukraine never had a tradition of genuine statehood,” he added that it was “entirely created by [Soviet] Russia,” and had happened to inherit Russia’s historic lands. After the Soviet collapse, those territories were used by the West to contain Russia, he said.
“Ukraine will serve as a forward springboard for the [NATO] strike [against Russia],” Putin added, and concluded, “Russia has every right to take retaliatory measures to ensure its own security. That is exactly what we will do.”
“Treaties of friendship, cooperation, and mutual assistance have been signed between Russia and these new states, in which we promise to safeguard their security,” Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday. “I think everyone understands that,” he added, according to RT.
The pictures and video clips of the Russian tanks, military vehicles, and troops making their way through the streets of Luhansk and Donetsk were posted, among other outlets, by The Daily Mail and local Ukrainian media.
Donetsk residents said they haven’t seen so many military vehicles since 2014. “I quit counting when I made it to one hundred,” said one of the witnesses.
During the past week, the republics reported heavy shelling by the Ukrainian army. Ukraine, in turn, denied the accusations and put the blame on the separatists themselves. Further, Russia’s FSB security service even claimed that a projectile apparently fired by the Kiev military flew over the border and destroyed a Russian security post. Ukraine, however, strongly denied that it ever ordered the bombardment. Overall, the sporadic bombing across the border between Ukrainian government troops and pro-Russian separatists has intensified since this past Thursday.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy practically begged the Biden administration to preemptively impose sanctions on Russia yet got a cold shoulder. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the United States would not punish Russia until “the tanks are actually moving, the planes are actually flying, the bombs are actually dropping.” And people are actually dying, he could have added. The response was a bit unexpected since the American establishment had been warning about the looming Russian aggression for months.
Following the decision of Russian President Vladimir Putin to recognize the two separatist regions as independent and sovereign states, President Joe Biden signed an executive order aimed at economically stifling the two puppet republics. The order bans any investment, trade, or other sorts of business with the republics. From now on, any person involved with Putin’s newest protectorates will be subject to personal sanctions from the United States. While the order notes that “swift and severe economic measures” against Russia are forthcoming, as of Tuesday morning, no sanctions have been announced against Putin’s regime.
Blinken took to Twitter to condemn Russian actions: “Russia’s move to recognize the ‘independence’ of so-called republics controlled by its own proxies is a predictable, shameful act. We condemn them in the strongest possible terms and #StandWithUkraine, as I told @DmytroKuleba Foreign Minister [of Ukraine] tonight.”
So far, the most sensitive blow to Putin has been made by Germany, which announced Tuesday that it would suspend its certification of the newly built but never operated Nord Stream 2 pipeline. According to Associated Press, the pipeline, a multibillion-dollar project of Russia’s state-owned Gazprom energy company and European companies, would carry Russian natural gas to the European market. Per the outlet, “It’s been a top target of the Biden administration and Republican and Democratic lawmakers alike, who say the project was a strategic mistake from the start, increasing Putin’s political power over Europe by prolonging Europe’s dependence on Russia’s natural gas.”
After initially quibbling on whether or not the Russian “peacekeeping operation” in the Donbas qualifies as an “invasion,” the White House said Tuesday that, actually, it is an invitation. “We think this is, yes, the beginning of an invasion, Russia’s latest invasion into Ukraine,” said Jon Finer, principal deputy national security adviser, per Military Times. “An invasion is an invasion and that is what is underway.”
European Union officials sent mixed signals, too. On Tuesday, one of the EU’s top diplomats, Josep Borrell, said that “Russian troops are on Ukrainian soil,” yet that it was not “a complete invasion.”
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it was definitely an invasion.
Ukraine’s Western allies vowed to impose “swift and severe” sanctions against Russia later on Tuesday. Biden is set to update the nation on the situation in Ukraine at 1:00 p.m. EST.
Russia recognizes the breakaway republics of Ukraine as the U.S. tries to exploit the region for global war
BY MIKE ADAMS
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(Natural News) As is being widely reported across the media today, Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed on to Russia’s recognition of the individual states of two breakaway regions wishing to leave Ukraine: Donetsk and Luhansk.
These regions, with literally centuries of history existing as part of Russia, have reportedly signed a mutual defense treaty with Russia and are asking Russia for assistance in defending themselves against Ukraine, which doesn’t want the regions to separate from Ukraine.
The Donetsk and Luhansk regions are known to be rich in mineral resources as well as agricultural production. Ukraine wants to maintain its hold over the region in order to possess those mineral and agricultural resources, while Russia wants those regions to return to “Mother Russia” (as they once were) as part of a strategy to place more geographical buffers between Russia’s border and NATO forces which continue to expand eastward, toward Russia.
NATO’s long history of aggression toward Russia
As I explain in today’s Situation Update podcast (below), it is impossible to understand the situation with Ukraine unless you study the history of World War II. The map below shows some of the Nazi regime’s eastward expansion toward Russia, where military front lines were heavily concentrated in present-day Ukraine. Hitler desperately needed Russia’s iron ore (to make steel) and fossil fuel resources in order to fuel the Third Reich’s global expansion efforts. This sent the German Sixth Army (6A) deep into Russia to threaten Stalingrad and attempt to seize bridges crossing the Volga River, securing Hitler’s access to central Russia.
The Russian people fought back at Stalingrad in a bitter, fierce, and bloody war that was fought door-to-door using crude weapons such as rakes, hatchets, and improvised blunt force weapons. Ultimately the German Sixth Army was surrounded and cut off from supplies in the brutal winter of 1942-43, leading to the surrender of the Sixth Army and a costly victory for Russia against western aggression.
Today, NATO consists of modern-day Germany, which is led by an actual Nazi fascist named Angela Merkel, who is a former East German intelligence operative. The threat of NATO forces moving eastward as aggressors against Russia continues to this day, with national leaders like Macron, Merkel, and others now being trained and influenced by the World Economic Forum (Klaus Schwab), a Nazi-like Marxist organization that seeks global domination and one-world government.
Essentially, NATO is the Fourth Reich. And Russia sees the threat NATO poses against peace and security across the world.
Thus, Putin is correct in assessing that NATO and Western forces are once again back to the same tactics Adolf Hitler pursued in World War II. And the existential threat against Russia is quite real. Additionally, Western nations are aggressively attempting to cut off Russia from global economic activity through the use of sanctions, which are a precursor to war. Thus, NATO nations are the aggressors here.
You can see a hi-res version of this map at this link.
Why Joe Biden wants Russia to attack the USA
To fully understand the dynamics at play here, we also have to realize that Biden’s handlers (Obama, etc.) want and need Russia to attack the United States in order for Biden to declare a war emergency to grant him more domestic power, in much the same way that Trudeau invoked the Emergencies Act to obliterate civil rights and due process in Canada.
That emergency would help explain away inflation, supply chain disruptions, rising homelessness, skyrocketing crime rates, and other serious problems stemming from failed Democrat policies in America… policies which are leading to the rapid collapse of blue cities like Seattle and Portland.
More importantly, Biden could use wartime powers to suspend elections and attempt nationwide gun confiscation as a step toward turning America into an authoritarian dictatorship like what Canada has now become. Nullifying the Second Amendment and confiscating guns is the key step to achieving totalitarian control over the American people, and so a very large crisis must be invoked in order to try to justify that gun confiscation effort.
The false flag cyberattack on America’s infrastructure
We believe Biden’s handlers plan to engage Russia in conflict and then launch their own deep state cyber-attack false flag on America’s infrastructure. This cyberattack would likely target one or more of the following:
- Power grid
- Financial infrastructure
- Telecommunications infrastructure
These engineered cyberattacks would, of course, be immediately blamed on Putin and Russia, and the subsequent riots and mass deaths that would follow — due to mass starvation, violent assaults, etc. — could all be blamed on Russia.
And just like that, all the covid vaccine deaths could be swept under the rug due to the far more immediate and larger emergency of witnessing the collapse of U.S. infrastructure.
This is how globalists operate: They create a new emergency to bury the evidence of genocide they carried out in their previous emergency.
Even worse, a false flag cyberattack on the power grid would also achieve the total shutdown of alternative media and social media (think Truth Social), isolating the American people from each other and depriving them access to new information from “unapproved” sources.
I cover all this and much more in today’s powerful Situation Update podcast:
Kamala Harris Says That Putin Is Going to Invade Ukraine, and You and I Are Going to Pay
BY ROBERT SPENCER
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Kamala Harris, who pretends to be vice president while Old Joe Biden pretends to be president, answered some questions at the Munich Security Conference about the tensions over Russia and Ukraine and offered up her usual mélange of illogic and tortured syntax, along with something new for Americans to have to worry about.
Harris claimed Friday that the die is cast, and Putin has determined to invade Ukraine: “Putin has made his decision. Period.” But one reporter asked Harris, “If you think Putin has made up his mind” to invade Ukraine, “what leverage do you really have? Why not put those sanctions in place now?” And then suddenly the vice president didn’t think that Putin had made his decision after all. Harris answered: “The purpose of the sanctions has always been and continues to be deterrence. But let’s also recognize the unique nature of the sanctions that we have outlined. These are some of the greatest sanctions, if not the strongest, that we’ve ever issued. As I articulated [yes, she really used that word] yesterday, it, it is directed at institutions, at particular financial institutions and individuals, and it will exact absolute harm for the Russian economy and their government.”
The reporter followed up: “But if Putin has made up his mind, do you feel that the threat that has them looming is really gonna deter him?” Harris answered even less coherently than she had before: “Abso – we strongly believe – and remember also that the sanctions are a product not only of our perspective as the United States, but a shared perspective among our allies, and the allied relationship is such that we have agreed that the deterrence effect of these sanctions is still a meaningful one, especially because remember also, we still sincerely hope that there is a diplomatic path out of this moment. And within the context, then, of the fact that that window is still opening – open, although it is absolutely narrowing, but within the context of a diplomatic path still being open, the deterrence effect we believe has merit.”
After telling reporters that “Putin’s made his decision” to invade Ukraine, Kamala Harris says the threat of sanctions will “absolutely” deter him from making the decision to invade. pic.twitter.com/Lgitgh7rOU
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) February 20, 2022
So Harris would have us believe that Putin has made up his mind to invade, but the sanctions threat could still stop him. This is curious in light of the fact that the sanctions have not already been applied. Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky found this strange as well: “We had different visions,” he said, referring to himself and Biden’s handlers, “on how sanctions should be applied when Russian aggression should happen. We’re being told we have several days, then war starts. I said ‘Ok, start sanctions today.’ They say, ‘When war happens.’ I say ‘Fine, but you’re telling me it’s 100% war starts in a couple of days. What are you waiting for? We don’t need sanctions after bombardment happens after we have no borders, no economy. Why would we need those sanctions then?’”
Related: VP Harris Finally Focused on Securing the Border. No, Not Ours—Ukraine’s.
His question remains unanswered. Meanwhile, Harris warned that these magic sanctions that are going to end the threat of war she and Biden have been so earnestly drumming up are going to come at a cost to the American taxpayer. Of course! What policy of this disastrous presidency doesn’t come at a cost to the American taxpayer?
Harris was asked: “Can you explain to Americans what exactly will they face if this happens [Putin invades Ukraine]?” She warned that we were going to have to pay for Putin’s aggression: “Sure. As the president talked about in his speech, um, we are aware that, again, when America stands for her principles and all of the things that we hold dear, um, it requires sometimes for uh — for us to put ourselves out there in a way that maybe we will incur some cost, and in this situation, that may relate to energy costs, for example. But we are taking very specific and appropriate, I believe, steps to mitigate what that cost might be if it happens.”
Energy costs have already skyrocketed since the beginning of Biden’s and Harris’ misrule, and now they’re going to get even worse, Harris informs us so that we can protect the borders of a corrupt kleptocracy half a world away, while the same administration doesn’t just ignore, but aids and abets, the crisis at our own border. Can this administration get any more absurd? Why, yes. Of course. Of course, it can. And it will.