imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Calendar Publish RSS
latest news
best of news




A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List


IMC Network:

Original Cities africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech

Surviving Cities africa: canada: quebec east asia: japan europe: athens barcelona belgium bristol brussels cyprus germany grenoble ireland istanbul lille linksunten nantes netherlands norway portugal united kingdom latin america: argentina cmi brasil rosario oceania: aotearoa united states: austin big muddy binghamton boston chicago columbus la michigan nyc portland rochester saint louis san diego san francisco bay area santa cruz, ca tennessee urbana-champaign worcester west asia: palestine process: fbi/legal updates process & imc docs projects: radio satellite tv
printable version - js reader version - view hidden posts - tags and related articles

Kiev Breaches Minsk Agreement

by Stephen Lendman Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 at 4:48 AM


Kiev Breaches Minsk Agreement

by Stephen Lendman

It didn't surprise. Talks were futile. Kiev straightaway breached what it agreed to.

What it didn't intend observing in the first place. Even though ceasefire and other terms don't officially take effect until February 15.

At the same time, Russia and rebels are consistently blamed for Kiev crimes. Propaganda wars rage. Outrageous Big Lies substitute for hard truths.

Western media scoundrels sunk to new lows, if that's possible, given their longstanding scandalous geopolitical misreporting.

Voice of Sevastopol reported heavy Kiev Friday shelling of civilian areas. It cited military correspondent Alexander Kievsky saying Lugansk is on fire.

It suffered another powerful bombardment. Ukrainian army provocations continue without letup.

Lugansk People's Republic (LPR) 2nd artillery brigade chief of staff said:

"The militia went on the offensive on Debaltsevo. The fighters strengthened their positions in Logvinovo and successfully (fought) off all the attacks of AFU (armed forces of Ukraine)."

"Militias launched an offensive along the route to Debaltsevo. The plans are to enter the city and start cleanup."

"There are fierce artillery duels on the north direction of the front. Punishers are firing with rocket launchers from Stanitsa Luganskaya, militia, in turn, suppress enemy firing points with surgical strikes."

Fighting continues in other areas, including tank battles and artillery shelling.

A rebel fighter using the call sign "Schastlivy" said:

"It's hell in Chernukhino. AFU corpses lying around everywhere. We are not driven out. We are there."

"I saw an explosion in the area of Debaltsevo. Loss of Ukrainians - 74 people."

"Plus APC burned. There are about 10 people killed around. There are wounded. We have 5 people."

Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) Defense Ministry spokesman Eduard Basurin said:

"Today, February 13, 4 (Kiev) attempts to break through were recorded in the direction of Logvinovo."

"Losing 2 tanks, 9 infantry fighting vehicles and up to 40 people killed and wounded."

"The enemy retreated. DPR Army Divisions strengthened the positions and block the Ukrainian security forces there."

"Militia destroyed Ukrainian column of ammunition and fuel on a country road through the village of Rassadki."

"At the direction of Donetsk, enemy (forces) fired at residential neighborhoods of the DPR capital."

"Totally 8 attacks were recorded in the city, 15 attacks in the area of Donetsk airport."

"Two civilians were killed, 8 injured. At Mariupol direction AFU continued to fire with heavy weapons at DPR militia positions."

US supplied cluster munitions are being used against Lugansk and Donetsk. On Friday, OSCE observers reported their use.

Fighting so far rages throughout Donbas. Expect short-term letup (not cessation) once ceasefire terms take effect on Sunday.

Followed days or weeks later by escalated fighting initiated by Kiev forces on orders from Washington. Wrongfully blamed on Russia and rebels.

The same Big Lie blame game continues since Kiev launched naked aggression last April.

A Friday US-initiated G7 statement sounded an ominous tone. Saying "Russian-backed separatist militias are operating beyond the line of contact agreed upon in the Minsk agreements of September 2014, causing numerous civilian casualties."

Ignoring Kiev forces shelling Donetsk and Lugansk hospitals, schools, residential areas and city streets. Deliberately killing civilian men, women and children.

G7 leaders threatened more sanctions on Russia. Expressed support for Kiev's illegitimate putschist regime.

"Commend(ed) its (nonexistent) commitment to implement…ambitious reform(s) with regard to economic, rule-of-law, and democratic reforms."

Ukraine is a US-installed illegitimate fascist police state. It intends greater bloodshed ahead than already on beleaguered Donbas residents.

Russia justifiably calls its regime a "party of war." On February 12, Moscow's OSCE representative Andrey Kelin said Kiev continues "(f)ueling militarist hysteria."

It pursues a "military path." It's "aggressively militarizing…There (are) calls to 'take revenge' for the summer 'military failure' and to 'Ukrainianise Donbas' by force" regardless of Minsk ceasefire terms.

Political censorship is rife. "Apparently, establishing a Ministry of Truth wasn't enough."

Regime legislation "sets 'general criteria for classifying audiovisual materials (considered) damaging to Ukraine's national security.' "

In other words, anything revealing important truths Kiev wants suppressed.

"The law prohibits the screening of all Russian films. Likewise there is the total ban on accrediting Russian journalists in Ukraine."

"The Ukrainian journalist Kotsaba was arrested for treason for commenting on the mobilisation."

"Now it seems any journalist or public figure may be accused of treason for statements that don’t follow the official line."

"Where are the responses from free press activists," asked Kelin? Western presstitute media silence is deafening.

Proposed Kiev legislation criminalizes public speech denying nonexistent "Russian aggression."

The measure makes "public denial or justification of the Russian military aggression against Ukraine in 2014-2015 a felony."

Punishable by heavy fines. Up to five years imprisonment for repeat offenders.

In other words, proposed Ukrainian legislation virtually certain to be enacted criminalizes truth - written or spoken publicly.

Last week, Ukrainian journalist Rusian Kotsaba was jailed for two months pending further disposition of his case for opposing military conscription.

He called Kiev's Donbas aggression "fratricidal war." Prosecutors charged him with high treason.

He likely faces longterm imprisonment. Perhaps death if extremist long knives kill him.

Kelin was clear and unequivocal saying war in Donbas will "only stop when (Kiev) puts an end to the rampant radicalism and nationalism; when society unites around positive values and Ukraine’s genuine interests."

Polar opposite conditions exist so far. Right Sector and other radicalized elements vow to keep fighting.

Former Azov paramilitary deputy commander Igor Moseichuk said he'll do whatever it takes to subvert Minsk. He called it "an act of treason."

"Betrayal of national interests. This is the sole way of describing the text," he said. Tass reported hard-right extremists commanding large numbers of forces determined to continue war, avoid peace.

Ukraine's illegitimate foreign minister Pavlo Klimkin violated Minsk terms straightaway. Saying rebels won't be granted amnesty.

He denied agreed on regime responsibility to institute constitutional reforms and grant Donbas regional autonomy.

DPR parliament Speaker Andrey Purgin commented saying Kiev won't "implement the law on amnesty."

It's "forming an entire class of political prisoners. It is nothing but a witch hunt." Dissidents are being ruthlessly persecuted.

"This is a collapse of society," said Purgin. "Tens of thousands of criminal cases, thousands of people kept at detention wards."

"And I would like to stress one thing. When we had the latest mass exchange of prisoners, we released people who had come here to shoot at us, but among the 220 people released by the Ukrainian side only 34 had been self-defence fighters."

"It means that the rest of these people were political prisoners." Thousands languish unjustly in Kiev's gulag.

Donbas rebels are earmarked for similar treatment. Minsk terms mean nothing.

Obama's new friends are ruthless gangsters. Cutthroat killers. Anti-Semite hate-mongers. Waging war on freedom to eliminate it altogether.

As long as Obama wants war, not peace, conflict will continue. So will outrageous Russia bashing. Blaming Moscow for Kiev crimes.

Resolving things diplomatically remains pure fantasy. Minsk changed nothing. After a short-term letup, expect escalated conflict.

Moscow irresponsibly blamed. Stiffer sanctions imposed. Increased chance for East/West confrontation.

Perhaps nearing a tipping point toward global warfare. America's rage for war makes anything possible. World peace hangs in the balance.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

Visit his blog site at

Listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network.

It airs three times weekly: live on Sundays at 1PM Central time plus two prerecorded archived programs.

Report this post as:

Local News


lausd whistle blower A10 11:58PM

Website Upgrade A10 3:02AM

Help KCET and UCLA identify 60s-70s Chicano images A04 1:02PM

UCLA Luskin: Casting Youth Justice in a Different Light A02 11:58AM

Change Links April 2018 A01 11:27AM

Nuclear Shutdown News March 2018 M31 6:57PM

Join The Protest Rally in Glendale on April 10, 2018! M29 7:00PM

Join The Protest Rally in Glendale on April 10, 2018! M29 6:38PM

Spring 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! M19 2:02PM

Anti-Eviction Mapping Project Shows Shocking Eviction Trends in L.A. M16 5:40PM

Steve Mnuchin video at UCLA released M15 12:34AM

Actress and Philanthropist Tanna Frederick Hosts Project Save Our Surf Beach Clean Ups M06 12:10PM

After Being Told He's 'Full of Sh*t' at School Event, Mnuchin Demands UCLA Suppress Video M02 11:44AM

Resolution of the Rent Strike in Boyle Heights M01 6:28PM

What Big Brother Knows About You and What You Can Do About It M01 3:30PM

Step Up As LAPD Chief Charlie Beck Steps Down F14 2:44PM

Our House Grief Support Center Hosts 9th Annual Run For Hope, April 29 F13 12:51PM

Don’t let this LA County Probation Department overhaul proposal sit on the shelf F13 11:04AM

Echo Park Residents Sue LA Over Controversial Development F12 8:51AM

Former Signal Hill police officer pleads guilty in road-rage incident in Irvine F09 10:25PM

Calif. Police Accused of 'Collusion' With Neo-Nazis After Release of Court Documents F09 7:14PM

Center for the Study of Political Graphics exhibit on Police Abuse posters F07 9:50AM

City Agrees to Settle Lawsuit Claiming Pasadena Police Officer Had His Sister Falsely Arre F04 3:17PM

Professor's Study Highlights Health Risks of Urban Oil Drilling F04 12:42PM

Claims paid involving Pasadena Police Department 2014 to present F04 10:52AM

Pasadenans - get your license plate reader records from police F03 11:11PM

LA Times Homicide Report F03 1:57PM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

What does the Quran Say About Islamic Dress?? A21 4:15PM

Biodiversité ou la nature privatisée A20 11:22AM

The Market is a Universal Totalitarian Religion A20 7:14AM

Book Available about Hispanics and US Civil War by National Park Service A19 5:52PM

The Shortwave Report 04/20/18 Listen Globally! A19 4:01PM

The Republican 'Prolife' Party Is the Party of War, Execution, and Bear Cub Murder A19 11:48AM

Neurogenèse involutive A18 9:21AM

Paraphysique de la dictature étatique A16 10:13AM

Book Review: "The New Bonapartists" A16 3:45AM

The West Must Take the First Steps to Russia A14 12:25PM

Théorie générale de la révolution ou hommage à feu Mikhaïl Bakounine A14 3:30AM

The Shortwave Report 04/13/18 Listen Globally! A12 3:50PM

“Lost in a Dream” Singing Competition Winner to Be Chosen on April 15 for ,000 Prize! A12 3:48PM

The World Dependent on Central Banks A12 4:43AM

Ohio Governor Race: Dennis Kucinich & Richard Cordray Run Against Mike DeWine A11 9:40PM

March 2018 Honduras Coup Again Update A10 10:52PM

Apologie du zadisme insurrectionnel A10 3:33PM

ICE contract with license plate reader company A10 1:14PM

Palimpseste sisyphéen A09 11:23PM

Black Portraiture(S) IV: The Color of Silence...Cuba No...Cambridge Yes A09 5:32AM

Prohibiting Micro-Second Betting on the Exchanges A09 4:18AM

Prosecutors treat Muslims harsher than non-Muslims for the same crimes A08 10:33PM

Amy Goodman interview on cell phone safety A08 10:29PM

Mesa, Arizona police officer kills unarmed white man A08 9:50PM

Israeli leaders should be prosecuted for war crimes A08 9:48PM

Paraphysique de l'autorité A08 12:11AM

Two Podcasts on fbi corruption A06 10:13PM

Fbi assassins assault & try to kill DAVID ATKINS A06 7:29PM

More Breaking News...
© 2000-2018 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy