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Maidan coup
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Overview
Date March 1, 2013 -
Location Ukraine
Combatants
Open Societies Foundation[1]
International Renaissance Foundation[2]
National Endowment for Democracy [3]
Center for Civil Liberties
[4]
Maidan People's Union
Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists
People's Front party
Svoboda[5][6]
Pravy Sektor[7]
Azov Battalion
U.S. State Department[8]
Democratic Government of Ukraine
Party of Regions
Pro-Federalists
DPR Armed Forces
LPR People's Militia
Commanders
Victoria Nuland
George Soros
Dmitri Yarosh
Oleh Tyahnybok
Petro Poroshenko
Oleksandr Turchynov
Sergey Sternenko[9]
Alexandra Chalupa
Viktor Yanukovych
Mykola Azarov
Pavel Gubarev
Strength
Casualties
4,629 killed
9,700–10,700 wounded[10]
46-126 Odessa Trade
Unions House massacre[11]
5,772 killed[12]
12,700–13,700 wounded


The Maidan coup (pron: My-dan coo) or Ukrainian crisis of 2014 was a violent U.S-backed anti-democratic color revolution which brought the neo-fascist Maidan regime to power in Ukraine. It began when the democratically elected government of President Viktor Yanukovych was overthrown on February 22, 2014 following months of agitation by the Obama State Department and John Brennan's CIA. It was an extension or continuation into Europe of the Obama administration's failed "Arab Spring" regime change policy and widely seen as Western imperialism.

With the overthrow of the democratically elected government, in April 2014 the majority Russian populations in Crimea and Donbas voted for re-incorporation into the Russian Federation in popular plebiscites; Crimea's request for re-admission was accepted by the Russian State Duma,[13] while the Donbas territories were rejected. The Donetsk and the Lugansk People's Republics then declared independence as the fascist Maidan regime implemented a full-scale policy of ethnic cleansing and began artillery shelling of civilian residential neighborhoods to drive ethnic Russians and Russian-speakers out of the former Ukrainian territories. The newly declared independent republics organized their own defense militias.

In February 2015 peace talks were held in Minsk, Belarus.[14] As of February 2022 big cities like Donetsk, Lugansk,[15] Horlivka, Makiivka or Debaltseve[16] fell under control of the independent republics.

In Leftist totalitarian circles the Maidan coup often goes by the sweetened term "revolution of dignity".

The most blatent coup in history

Written on the wall is the Russophobic slogan “Ukraine for Ukrainians.”

In 2010 Viktor Yanukovych and his pro-Russian "Party of Regions" won the free, fair, open and democratic presidential election certified by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

On June 23, 2011 two emissaries of the Obama administration — the head of Google, Eric Schmidt, and his aide, and former subordinate to Hillary Clinton in the U.S. State Department, Jared Cohen — visited Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, pretending to be on his side, while deceiving him to reveal to them ways to reach out online to members of Ukraine’s pro-nazi organizations in order to generate mobs for the demonstrations which were to be organized on Kiev’s Maidan Square to overthrow Ukraine’s President.[17][18]

In the same month the Obama administration quietly put out for bid to American contractors their planned project to renovate a school in Sevastopol, in Crimea, in Ukraine, in the location where Russia since 1783 had (and still has) its largest naval base:

Federal Contract Opportunity for Renovation of Sevastopol School #5, Ukraine N33191-13-R-1240. The NAICS Category is 236220 - Commercial and Institutional Building Construction. Posted Aug 20, 2013. Posted by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (DOD - Navy). The work will be performed at Sevastopol 99000.[19]

This was before the Maidan coup, and there were 28 years still remaining on Russia’s lease there. That part of their plan — to terminate that contract and replace Russia’s largest naval base, by yet another U.S. naval base — got foiled by Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin, protecting Crimeans when they (as soon as the coup occurred) demanded to have a referendum on becoming restored again to being a part of Russia, as they had been between 1783 and 1954 (when the Soviet dictator arbitrarily transferred Crimea, from the Russian part, to the Ukrainian part, of the Soviet Government).[20]

Various Soros' international progressive and liberal front organizations (NGOs) organized and funded the Ukrainian coup.[21]

Obama foreign policy shifted at this point forward from the "Russian Reset" of 2008 and the greater "flexibility" Obama promised Russian President Dmitri Medvedev in 2012, to rabid Russophobia, one factor being Vladimir Putin's lack of support for the homosexual agenda and gay marriage. The anti-Russian grip of Soros on American foreign policy reached a fever pitch in in coming years in efforts to destroy President Donald Trump who sought to mend relations with Russia after the Maidan coup crisis. With the Brexit movement, there was little widespread popular support for the European Union. Yet the United States and NATO peddled the myth of popular support among Ukrainians to join the EU.

Tech training camp

On March 1, 2013 the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv held its first “Tech Camp”[22] in a series of Tech Camps to teach Ukraine’s leading pro-nazis how to reach out to their followers so as to get as many people as possible trained and prepared to follow their instructions on what to do when the Euromaidan 'anti-corruption' demonstrations would be held.

Simultaneously, under Polish Government authorization, the CIA was training in Poland the military Right Sector leaders how to lead the coming U.S. coup in neighboring Ukraine. As the independent Polish investigative journalist Marek Miszczuk headlined for the Polish magazine NIE (“meaning “NO”) (the original article being in Polish): “Maidan secret state secret: Polish training camp for Ukrainians”.[23]

86 fighters from the then prepared Euromaidan protests flew over the Vistula River into Poland in September 2013 at the invitation of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The pretext was to start cooperation between the Warsaw University of Technology and the National University of Technology in Kyiv. But they were in Poland to receive special training to overthrow Ukraine’s government. The schedule included such specialized training in:

  • Day 3 and 4 – theoretical classes: crowd management, target selection, tactics and leadership.
  • Day 5 – training in behavior in stressful situations.
  • Day 6 – free without leaving the center.
  • Day 7 – pre-medical help.
  • Day 8 – protection against irritating gases.
  • Day 9 – building barricades.

And so on for almost 25 days. The program included:

  • classes at the shooting range (including three times with sniper rifles), tactical and practical training in the assault on buildings.[24]

On November 20, 2013 Ukraine member of parliament Oleg Tsarev accused the US Embassy in Kyiv of preparing a coup in Ukraine on the floor of the Ukrainian parliament. The nationalist faction in the Verkhovna Rada, the Ukrainian parliament, attempted to shout Tsarov done.[25] Tsarov said:

"In my role as a representative of the Ukrainian people, activists from the Volya Public Organization turned to me, providing clear evidence that within our country, with support and direct participation of the US Embassy in Kiev, a “TechCamp” project is under way in which preparations are being made for a civil war in Ukraine.

The “TechCamp” project prepares specialists for information warfare and for the discrediting of state institutions [the Government] using modern media — potential revolutionaries for organizing protests and the toppling of the Government.

This project is overseen by and currently under the responsibility of the US Ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey R. Pyatt.

After the conversation with the Volya Organization, I learned that they actually succeeded to access facilities in the “TechCamp” project [they had hacked into it] disguised as a team of IT specialists. To their surprise, were found briefings that were held on peculiarities of modern media. American instructors explained there how social networks and Internet technologies can be used for targeted manipulation of public opinion as well as to activate potential protest to provoke violent unrest on the territory of Ukraine — radicalization of the population, and triggering of infighting. American instructors show examples of successful use of social networks to organize protests in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya. “Tech Camp” representatives currently hold conferences throughout Ukraine. A total of five events have been held so far. About 300 people have been trained as operatives, who are now active throughout Ukraine. The last conference took place on 13 and 14 November 2013, in the heart of Kiev, inside the US Embassy!

You tell me which country in the world would allow an NGO to operate out of the US Embassy? This is disrespectful to the Ukrainian Government, and against the Ukrainian people! I thus appeal to the constitutional authorities of Ukraine with the following question: Is it conceivable that representatives of the US Embassy who organize the “TechCamp” conferences misuse their diplomatic immunity? [Someone tries to interrupt him.] A UN Resolution of 21 December 1965 regulates inadmissibility of interference in the internal “affairs of any State, and protects its independence and sovereignty." I urge that there be an official investigation into this matter."[26]

On November 21, 2013 the Yanukovych administration rejected the European Union association agreement in favor of maintaining relations with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). The covert path to securing a NATO naval base in Sevastopol on the Black Sea was effectively cut off. Soros-sponsored[27] Euromaiden riots erupted.

John McCain with Oleh Tyahnybok during the Euromaidan coup.

November 30, 2013, protesters were ordered to leave Maidan Square.[28] In response, radicals began to throw glass, stones, pipes, bottles and burning logs at police officers and Berkut special forces. This provoked the security forces to violently disperse the protesters.

In December 2013, in a speech to the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation, Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Victoria Nuland said: “The United States has supported Ukraine’s European aspirations. … We have invested over $5 billion to assist Ukraine in these and other goals that will ensure a secure and prosperous and democratic Ukraine.” On December 14 Sen. John McCain met with fascist leader Oleh Tyahnybok and Arseniy Yatsenyuk in Kiev. [29]

Protesters at the CIA backed neo-Nazi Euromaidan torchlight march carrying tiki torches and the "Blood and Soil" flag of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army.

People started talking about the Pravy Sector on December 1, 2013, when the radicals staged battles with the police guarding the Presidential Administration. They seized several buildings and settled on the 5th floor in the Kiev House of Trade Unions. At that time, the group was formally a hundred of the "Maidan Self-Defense".[30] Militants organized rallies outside Maidan Square. They monitored the protesters and carried out their self-protection. But the PS didn't stop there. They attacked law enforcement officers, tried to seize the parliament and government buildings, beat the security forces with truncheons, threw cobblestones, smoke bombs, Molotov cocktails at them, set fire to buses and trucks. In the battles on the streets, extremists used catapults built like the medieval type. The terrorist frenzy caused shock and dismay even among peaceful advocates of change.

On 1 January, 2014 a torchlight mob celebrated the 105th birthday of Ukrainian nationalist and Nazi collaborator Stepan Bandera in the streets of Kyiv[31][32] Protesters carried the fascist black and red "blood and soil" flag of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army.

The Chalupas and DNC

See also: Russiagate

Alexandra Chalupa is a Ukrainian-American operative who was consulting for the Democratic National Committee (DNC). The DNC paid Chalupa $412,000 from 2004 to June 2016, according to Federal Election Commission records. In 2014, the U.S. United With Ukraine Coalition was founded by Alexandra Chalupa. According to the Ukrainian Weekly,[33]

Paid DNC Russiagate hoaxer Alexandra Chalupa.
… “The effort, known as Digital Miadan, gained momentum following the initial Twitter storms. Leading the effort were: Lara Chelak, Andrea Chalupa, Alexandra Chalupa, Constatin Kostenko and others.” The Digital Maidan was also how they raised money for the coup. This was how the Ukrainian emigres bought the bullets that were used on Euromaidan. Ukraine’s chubby nazi, Dima Yarosh stated openly he was taking money from the Ukrainian emigres during Euromaidan and Pravy Sektor still fundraises openly in North America. The “Sniper Massacre” on the Maidan in Ukraine by Dr. Ivan Katchanovski, University of Ottowa shows clearly detailed evidence how the massacre happened. It has Pravy Sektor confessions that show who created the “heavenly hundred. Their admitted involvement as leaders of Digital Maidan by both Chalupas is a clear violation of the Neutrality Act and has up to a 25 year prison sentence attached to it because it ended in a coup.

In a Huff Post article September 1, 2016, Andrea Chalupa described Sviatoslav Yarosh as one of Ukraine’s important “dreamers.” He is a young activist that founded Euromaidan Press. Beyond the gushing glow what she doesn’t say is who he actually is. Sviatoslav Yarosh was Dmitri Yarosh’s spokesman just after Maidan. He is a hardcore Ukrainian nationalist and was rewarded with the Deputy Director position for the UWC (Ukrainian World Congress) in Kiev . In January, 2014 when he showed up at the Maidan protests he was 17 years old. He became the foreign language media representative for Vitali Klitschko, Arseni Yatsenyuk, and Oleh Tyahnybok. All press enquiries went through Yarosh. To meet Dimitri Yurash you had to go through Sviatoslav Yarosh as a Macleans reporter found out.

At 18 years old, Sviatoslav Yarosh became the spokesman for Ministry of Defense of Ukraine under Andrei Paruby. He was Dimitri Yarosh’s spokesman and can be seen either behind Yarosh on videos at press conferences or speaking ahead of him to reporters. From January 2014 onward, to speak to Dimitri Yarosh, you set up an appointment with Yarosh.

Andrea Chalupa has worked with Yarosh’s Euromaidan Press which is associated with Informnapalm.org and supplies the state level hackers for Ukraine.[34]

Nuland-Pyatt phone call

On January 28, 2014 Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and US ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt discussed details of planned overthrow of the democratically elected government of Ukraine.The two discussed which opposition officials would make up the new regime, agreeing that Arseniy Yatsenyuk should be in charge. Nuland referred to as “Yats”. It was also agreed that someone “high profile” be brought in to "make this thing stick". That someone was Joe Biden. Nuland made disparaging remarks about the EU, and thought the UN would give better cover to make the new US-installed regime appear legitimate. On February 6, an audio recording of the January 28 call between Nuland and Pyatt was leaked.

At the time the call leaked, media were quick to pounce on Nuland’s saying “F**k the EU” when Pyatt asked if the EU should be advised. Member states of the EU, particularly France and Germany, were deeply involved in negotiating a peaceful resolution to the civil strife. But the United States acted alone without consultation of its allies, presenting them with a fait accompli. The comment dominated the headlines (Daily Beast, 2/6/14; BuzzFeed, 2/6/14; Atlantic, 2/6/14; Guardian, 2/6/14), while the evidence of US regime change efforts was downplayed. With the headline “Russia Claims US Is Meddling Over Ukraine,” the New York Times (2/6/14) put the facts of US involvement in the mouth of an official enemy, blunting their impact on the audience. The Times (2/6/14) later described the two officials as benignly “talking about the political crisis in Kiev” and sharing “their views of how it might be resolved.”

Victorias Nuland (center) with neo-Nazi party founder Oleh Tyahnybok (left), coup prime minster Arseniy Yatsenyuk (right) and Kyiv mayor Vitali Klitschko (rear).

The Washington Post (2/6/14) acknowledged that the call showed “a deep degree of US involvement in affairs that Washington officially says are Ukraine’s to resolve,” but that fact rarely factored into future coverage of the US/Ukraine/Russia relationship.[35]

On February 6, 2014 Nuland met with neo-Nazi leader Oleh Tyahnybok and other ringleaders who assumed power after the coup.[36] Tyahnybok leads the Svoboda party. In 2004 Tyahnybok was kicked out of the ruling parliamentary faction after giving a speech calling for a fight against the "Muscovite-Jewish mafia." In 2005 Tyahnybok signed an open letter to Ukrainian leaders calling for the government to halt the "criminal activities" of "organized Jewry", which was spreading its influence through organizations such as the Anti-Defamation League which ultimately wanted to commit "genocide" against the Ukrainian people.[37] DCLeaks published Soros emails arranging a meeting between George Soros and Tyahnbok. Soros, an 84 year old self-admitted collaborator with the Nazi deportations of Jews from Budapest to Auschwitz organized by Adolf Eichmann,[38] parlayed his looted property of Holocaust victims' into a $25 billion personal fortune after World War II.

Heavenly Hundred

See also: Heavenly Hundred
Pravy Sektor snipers atop the Music Conservatory building as reported by the BBC.[39]

Key neoconservatives, such as Victoria Nuland and Sen. John McCain, began pushing for the violent coup that in February 2014 ousted Ukraine’s democratically elected President Viktor Yanukovych and touched off the new Cold War with Russia. Senior U.S. government officials reportedly told the leaders of the Svoboda party that the deaths of a few protestors would not be enough to change Western support, but the Yanukovych government would only change if the number of victims was greater than one hundred.[40] As in Syria and other "Arab Spring" uprisings, agent provocateurs began shooting and killing people on both sides to provoke a civil insurrection. Almost 100 Soros-backed activists and 17 police officers were killed.[41] George Friedman, chairman of Stratfor, called it "the most blatant coup in history."[42][43]

On February 16, 2014 members of parliament passed a bill toughening penalties for participation in mass riots. After that, the Headquarters of the National Resistance (the coordination center of Euromaidan) announced a "peaceful offensive" on the parliament building. On February 17, the Pravy Sektor put its metropolitan and regional units on alert.

The participants of the picket led by people's deputies Oleg Lyashko, Andriy Parubiy, Oleh Tyahnybok, Andriy Illienko planned to demand an urgent decision on the settlement of the conflict in the country. On the morning of February 18, several thousand activists headed from the Maidan to the parliament building, the Verkhovna Rada. But 100 meters from the parliament building, the path was blocked by trucks placed there by the police. In an effort to break through to the Verkhovna Rada, extremists of the Pravy Sector and "Maidan Self-Defense" began to throw stones and Molotov cocktails at the security forces. Cars caught fire. Police used tear gas and stun grenades to suppress the rioters. The peaceful action for stabilization in the country turned into massive bloody clashes.

Leafets with instructions handed out to Soros-backed terrorists in Euromaiden Square, Kiev were identical to those handed out in Tahrir Square, Cairo three years earlier. On the left printed in Arabic, on the right in the Ukrainian language. 117 people were killed by Obama and Soros' terrorists.

On February 20, 2014 snipers firing from a building controlled by the Pravy Sektor shot and killed 25 people, both police and protesters. More than 350 citizens were injured, more than 250 were hospitalized. Riots in the center of Kiev continued in the following days. In connection with the tragic events, February 20 was declared a day of mourning. However, on this day, the clashes intensified. Dozens of people were killed by Pravy Sektor snipers atop the Music Conservatory and Hotel Ukraina buildings.[44] According to official data of the Ukrainian Ministry of Health, from February 18 to February 21 2014, 77 people were killed. The organized mass killing of both protesters and the police had the goal of delegitimizing the Yanukovych government. Western media blamed Yanukovych and the Berkut police. The mass murder in fact was carried out by the Pravy Sektor, the group Nuland and John McCain were promoting to take over the new regime.

Eyewitnesses

A female Maidan medic during the massacre was pointing to the top of a building and shouting about snipers. But her words were translated in a BBC report as referring to six protesters killed by the snipers in that area. A Maidan protester and another Maidan medic, who were wounded near the same spot where two protesters were killed, both testified at the Maidan massacre trial that they were shot from this building. Government ballistic experts confirmed this during on-site investigative experiments.

These revelations were not reported by any Western media. This includes The New York Time, which on April 5, 2014, profiled this wounded protester against the backdrop of an unquestioned report by the acting Kiev regime that blaming “former President Viktor F. Yanukovych, his riot police and their suspected Russian assistants for the violence that killed more than 100 people in Kiev in February.” It also includes CNN, which filmed the shooting of this medic and attributed it to the government forces.

The Maidan regime investigation simply denies that there were any snipers there and in other Maidan-controlled buildings, and refuses to investigate them. This is done despite videos of such snipers and testimonies of the absolute majority of wounded protesters at the trial and investigation and more than 150 other witnesses about snipers in these locations.

The official investigation in Ukraine simply denies that there were any such snipers in Maidan-controlled buildings, even though the Prosecutor General Office of Ukraine previously stated that snipers massacred many protesters from the Hotel Ukraina and other buildings. [45]

Testimonies by five Georgian ex-military members in Italian, Israeli, Macedonian and Russian media and their published depositions to defense lawyers of police from the former regime in the Maidan massacre trial have also been ignored. They stated that their groups received weapons, payments, and orders to massacre both police and protesters from specific Maidan and Georgian politicians. They also said that they received instructions from an ex-U.S. Army sniper and then saw Georgian, Baltic States, and Praqvy Sektor-linked snipers shooting from specific Maidan-controlled buildings.

Western media silence also ignored a statement by Anatolii Hrytsenko, who was a Maidan politician and minister of defense, that the investigation of the massacre was stonewalled because of the involvement of someone from the current leadership of Ukraine in the mass killing.[46]

Investigation

The official investigation by the coup regime was fabricated and stonewalled.[47] The forensic investigations which were made public at the Maidan massacre trial revealed that on February 20, 2014 the absolute majority of the protesters were shot from side and back directions and from top to bottom directions, while videos and photos of the massacre showed them facing the Berkut special police force on the same ground level. In January 2015, a forensic ballistic examination conducted upon the request of prosecution concluded that bullets extracted from killed protesters did not match the bullet samples from any Kalashnikov assault rifle which members of the Berkut special police force were then armed. The findings of this computer-based ballistic examination and results of the other 40 ballistic examinations were reversed in a couple of ballistic examinations conducted manually in the very end of the investigation. Such unexplained reversals which contradicted other evidence, such as testimonies of wounded protesters and results of forensic medical examinations, suggested that the findings of the new examinations of bullets were unreliable and likely falsified. The forensic ballistic examinations also found that many protesters were killed on February 18–20 by hunting pellets and expanding hunting bullets, in particular, with caliber that did not match calibers of weapons used by the special police company, whose members were charged with killings these protesters.[48]

Yanukovych compromise agreement and flight

On February 21, 2014, President Vikto Yanukovych signed an agreement with the leaders of the parliamentary opposition that he would not seek re-election the following February since his removal was the protesters primary demand. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Polish Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski, a head of department of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Russian observer Vladimir Lukin were witnesses. It was hoped the agreement with opposition leaders would bring ton an end the crisis situation in Ukraine.[49]

In the evening of the same day, on Maidan Sqaure, the Pravy Sektor rejected the agreement. Threatening an armed offensive, the extremists demanded that Viktor Yanukovych leave the presidency before 10 a.m. on the morning of the 22nd. The leader of the neo-fascist Pravy Sektor, Dmitri Yarosh claimed that his militants would continue the violent uprising until Yanukovych resigned.

Soon the security forces were withdrawn from the government quarter. This was taken advantage of by revolutionary militants, deciding not to wait for the expiration of their announced deadline. Neo-nazi activists and participants of the Maidan Self-Defense stormed the Presidential Administration, Parliament, the Cabinet of Ministers, and the Ministry of Internal Affairs. On the evening of February 21, 2022 Yanukovych, together with the heads of the Verkhovna Rada and the presidential administration – Volodymyr Rybak and Andriy Kliuyev – fearing for their personal safety fled Kiev to Crimea. Yanukovych called the overthrow a coup.

On February 27, 2014 Nuland's choice, Yatsenyuk, became prime minister. In the deal, the fascist and neo-Nazi forces, which could not poll 2% in a nationwide election, were awarded six major cabinet ministries, including the Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Interior due to their longstanding ties with Western intelligence services.

On February 28, 2014 BBC Newsnight reported on the Neo-Nazi threat in new Ukraine.[50] Throughout Ukraine, massacres unfolded between supporters and opponents of the U.S.-appointed Maidan junta. Oligarchic and Ukrainian nationalist elements were involved in these massacres.

Unconstitutional impeachment

According to the procedure of impeachment defined in Article 111 of the Constitution of Ukraine, the Rada must establish a special investigatory commission to formulate charges against the president, seek evidence to justify the charges and come to conclusions about the president's guilt for the Rada to consider. To find the president guilty, at least two-thirds of Rada members must assent.

Prior to a final vote to remove the president from power, the procedure requires

  • the Constitutional Court of Ukraine to review the case and certify that the constitutional procedure of investigation and consideration has been followed, and
  • the Supreme Court of Ukraine to certify that the acts of which the President is accused are worthy of impeachment.

To remove the president from power, at least three-quarters of Rada members must assent.

The Rada didn't make any pretense of following this procedure. No investigatory commission was established, and the Courts were not involved.[51] On 22 February 2014, the Rada simply passed a resolution purporting to remove Yanukovych from office in accordance with the Constitution.

The constitutionality of Yanukovych's removal from office has been questioned by constitutional experts.[52] According to Daisy Sindelar from Radio Free Europe, the impeachment may have not followed the procedure provided by the constitution: "[I]t is not clear that the hasty February 22 vote upholds constitutional guidelines, which call for a review of the case by Ukraine's Constitutional Court and a three-fourths majority vote by the Verkhovna Rada -- i.e., 338 lawmakers." The vote, as analyzed by Sindelar, had ten votes less than those required by the constitutional guidelines. The decision to remove Yanukovich was supported by 328 deputies. Article 11 maintains that a vote on impeachment must pass by two-thirds of the members, and the impeachment itself requires a vote by three-quarters of the members. In this case, the 328 out of 447 votes were about 10 votes short of three-quarters.[53][54]

Two days later Ukraine's parliament dismissed five judges of the Constitutional Court for allegedly violating their oaths, who were then investigated for alleged malpractice.[55]

Crimean annexation

See also: Crimean Annexation

The NATO organization was founded on the solitary premise of collective security to contain Soviet expansion in Europe. With the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1992, many questioned the need for it's continued existence against an enemy that no longer existed. Several former Soviet satellite states (East Germany, Poland, Hungary, Romania, the Czech and Slovak Republics) as well as newly independent former Soviet Republics (Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Georgia and Ukraine) wanted EU membership, which of coarse would ultimately mean NATO membership, as well (military alliances exist to protect economic alliances). Russia under Boris Yeltsin wanted EU and NATO membership. The NATO powers that be made clear they had no interest in going out of business, and Russia argued how unfair it was that they should dissolve their defense alliance (the Warsaw Pact) and be thrust into another arms race against a growing NATO, which was swallowing up many of Russia's former military allies.

But the case of Ukraine was unique. Ukrainian nationalists wanted out of the Russian orbit. But some the territories of Ukraine are inhabited by a significant majority of ethnic Russians, too, who wanted to maintain close ties to Russia. The official US State Department's position under President George Herbert Walker Bush at the time was that the Ukraine should remain a sovereign republic within the Russian Federation. Bush argued as much in a speech written by Condoleezza Rice to the Ukrainian parliament. But the Clinton's took over in early 1993, and caved in to Ukrainian nationalists. In exchange for US recognition of a Ukraine independent of the Russian Federation, Ukraine would give up its nuclear stockpile from the Soviet era, and the US would guarantee Ukraine's security, should the Russians ever invade. The agreement reeked a lot like the assurances Great Britain and France gave Poland at the Treaty of Versailles in 1919 that bound them to war with Hitler in 1939 when Hitler invaded Poland.

Like the Treaty of Versailles, the 1994 Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances negotiated by Bill Clinton lasted exactly 20 years. Unlike Great Britain and France who went to war with Nazi Germany when the agreement was violated, Barack Obama broke the pledge that Clinton had committed the United States to. US/Russian relations have deteriorated ever since. And converting NATO from a purely defensive alliance based on the idea of collective security to a military machine waging aggressive wars - as it had done in Libya - fulfilled many people's worst nightmare. No longer can negotiation and diplomacy be used to keep the peace, as the Obama administration had thrown American promises on the dunghill. Gaddafi ceased terrorism, gave up his WMD, and became an ally, all predicated on accepting American promises, only to be brutally murdered at the hands of Hillary Rodham Clinton and NATO. Ukraine had given up its Soviet-era nuclear stockpile based on assurances given by Bill Clinton, ignored by Barack Obama. Military force now is the only option remaining to remove nuclear weapons from the hands of Kim Jong-un.

Since the Battle of Stalingrad in 1942 it should be clear to anyone,[56] Russia will never allow an aggressive and hostile military force, such as NATO transformed itself into in the Obama era, to ally itself or encamp within the Ukraine.

Billboard advertising the March 16, 2014 Crimean referendum to apply for admission to the Russian Federation.

On February 27, 2014 Russian soldiers landed in Crimea.[57] Because some of the people currently living in Crimea are ethinic Russians, there was a dispute whether Crimea belongs to Ukraine or to Russia.[58] On March 11, 2014, Crimea declared its independence from Ukraine.[59] The Crimean Peninsula—82% of whose households speak Russian, and only 2% mainly Ukrainian—held a plebiscite on March 16, 2014 on whether or not they should join Russia, or remain under the new Ukrainian government. The Pro-Russia camp won with 95% of the vote. The UN General Assembly, led by the US, voted to ignore the referendum results on the grounds that it was contrary to Ukraine’s constitution. This same constitution had been set aside to oust President Yanukovych a month earlier.[60]

In response to the annexation, Sen. John McCain introduced the Magnitsky Act granting the president power to impose sanctions against persons anywhere in the world at his discretion. On March 6, 2015 the German government expressed concern over Washington warhawks aggressive stance toward resolving crisis in Ukraine, and accused Obama's NATO commander of using false data to inflate and exaggerate size of "Russian threat".[61]


Odessa Trade Unions House massacre

Revolution of Dignity 3.jpg Revolution of Dignity 2.jpg

Left Ukrainian girls mixing Molotov cocktails
Right Ukrainian girls carrying Molotov cocktails to the Odessa Trade Unions House in Ukrainian flag.[62]

With particular cruelty, 48 people protesting against the "Maidan" were brutally killed.[63] They were primarily Russians born in Ukraine who believed in the ideas of Western liberal democracy and non-violent protest. According to unofficial data, there are about 300 dead people, including women and children. About 3,000 Nazis were organized and placed at the site of the provocation in advance. As of 2022 when the Special Military Operation commenced, no perpetrators were ever prosecuted. There was a complete indifference to the lives of civilians. "Those who are not Ukrainians burned down," was commonly heard in Kyiv.

On April 16, 2014 Forbes reported Obama CIA Dir. John Brennan's visited the new undemocratically elected Obama administration-backed regime in Kyiv.[64] Two weeks later on May 2, 2014 Ukrainian nationalists murdered at least 48 Russians, in the Odessa Trades Union Building.[65]

Pregnant strangled Russian woman, left. Victorious Ukrainian Nazis in the next room over, right.

According to eyewitnesses the Maidan fascists outnumbered the anti-Kyiv protesters 10 to 1. First the Maidan activists burnt down the tents of anti-Kiev regime protesters outside the building. The anti-Kiev protesters retreated into the building and tried to blockade the door. A group of Maidan girls filled up Molotov cocktails.[66] The Maidan protesters began throwing Molotov cocktails. Soon the building was engulfed in flames. The Maidan fascist crowd began cheering as they set the building ablaze and beat those who tried to escape. A Maidan activist was shooting at people trying to escape from the windows.[67] A fire station less than a kilometer away couldn't respond. The Maidan activists blocked the lone fire truck and wouldn't let the firefighters operate.

Some eyewitnesses claim the real number is over a hundred. The bodies were removed and buried in secret. Survivors of the fire inside the building were executed with bullets to the head. Some were beaten to death with clubs when they jumped from windows of the burning building. A pregnant woman was strangled.[68] The Western-backed Kyiv regime covered up the atrocities, most victims being ethnic Russian citizens of Ukraine.

Vladimir Suchan reported on Facebook:[69]

"After massive 1 May antifascist demonstration, the Right Sector and the Ukrainian National Socialist Organization (and not just "soccer fans") converged on the city.[70] There are numerous videos showing the Odessa junta police and the fascist paramilitaries consulting with each other and the authorities in Kiev their joint actions.

On several videos, the police and the fascist mob can be seen as working closely together--militants shooting from behind the police, the police letting them pass, etc. In the morning hours, the fascist "pro-unity" marches congregated in several central streets of Odessa, thus drawing there antifascist protesters.

It is evident that this early phase was well planned as a diversionary tactic for the main target was the Kulikovo field with the Labor Union building which was the center of nearly all antifascist manifestations in Odessa. It is also there where antifascist patriots set up their makeshift tent city. The junta felt that this needed to be cleared and that, at the same time, the protesters must be taught a harsh lesson which would break the spirit of this "hero city," a title Odessa gained with several other select cities in the Great Patriotic War.

The diversion worked, and many of the young antifascist activists remained in downtown. In well synchronized and organized columns, the fascist paramilitaries then quickly regrouped and moved against their principal target--the antifascist tent city on the Kulikovo field accompanied by units of the Odessa police. Because of the successful diversion, most of the people on the Kulikovo field were middle-age and older people with many women among them. As soon as they arrived there, the militants not only started burning and destroying the tents, but they also started killing the people. They did in such a way that, for most people, the only exit left was into the Labor Union building. That was a trap.

Once they got the people inside, the fascists started throwing Molotov cocktails and shooting. However, as can be seen on the photos and videos, the fire was mainly at the main entrance and in few several rooms elsewhere. Only a smaller number of victims showed signs of being completely burned. Many of the victims died of suffocation or strangling or their upper bodies or faces were burned. Many of the victims were shot into the heads. Many were beaten to death.

This means that most of the victims were hunted and killed one by one inside the building. This killing spree given the size of the building apparently lasted over several hours and as going on even when the much delayed and very feeble response of the fire department was detected.

All this time, the Odessa police stood by and some of the police with ties to the Right Sector reportedly assisted the fascists by shooting into the people who were climbing on the windows. After several hours, the police then acted and detained ... guess who ... some 60-80 antifascist survivors who then, without food or water, were kept for many hours in the police department, and charged with multiple crimes, including murder.

The one main thing, which the police was interested most, was trying to find at least one "Russian" in the group. Alas, this did not succeed. All the victims and now detainees were Odessites (unlike may of the fascist militants). An angry crowd later that day forced their release .... which profoundly upset the Right Sector murderers. An Odessite grandmother was memorably recorded "beating" with lilacs (who used to symbolize Victory Day--lilacs blossom in May) Odessa policemen who were blocking on Saturday the Labor Union building with the corpses (most likely well over 100) still there.

Only when it was dark, the Right Sector crawled back and came back to the scene of their crime singing and shouting "glory" to themselves. Evidently, the corpses were removed soon after--during the night for today, as various videos show, people started to roam the devastated building still shocked, distraught, and upset. As expected and true to its character, the junta first blamed the victims. They allegedly caused the fire themselves and burned themselves by throwing Molotov cocktails on the peaceful pro-junta protesters.

A later modified line, repeated by Western media, was that what happened was a "tragedy," but one without a perpetrator. The one problem identified was some sort of further unspecified failing on the part of the local police. The head of the police was replaced .... with an even more over Right Sector hand.

Following a cue from Catherine Ashton, Yatsenyuk, the junta's PM, then issued a call (to an unspecified addressee) for an "independent investigation." The same assembly of fascist murderous thugs was planning to hit in a similar way Kharkov. The massive outrage and mobilization appears to have stopped this or at least delayed for now.[71]

Burnt victims of what the Western media and diplomats call the "Revolution of Dignity."[72]

The Kiev regime took over the investigation and reported 46 dead in the building. However, Voice of Russia reported, "The interim Ukrainian authorities are hiding from the public the true death toll in Friday's tragedy in the House of Trade Unions in Odessa, which actually claimed 116 lives, a member of the Odessa regional council told RIA Novosti Monday. "According to our data, there were 116 people killed in the House of Trade Unions in Odessa. Killed, not just "dead". "We don't use the word "burned" or "suffocated", because autopsies are not being performed, since the people have bullet wounds to the head," Vadim Savenko said.[73]

Luc Michel cites Oleg Tsarev: "We believe that in the House of Unions there are more than 100 corpses. The police let nobody in so that the corpses are not counted. We know exactly there are there minor children. We are sure that those in power will do everything possible to conceal the traces of this horrible crime. We want to conduct an investigation and prosecute those responsible for this crime, he told RIA Novosti."[74]

On July 31, 2014 Democratic Sen. Mark Udall called for CIA Director Brennan's resignation.[75]

On September 18, 2015 the United Nation's Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights condemned the cover-up of the mass murder of 48 Ukrainians at the Odessa Trade Unions Building.[76]

Poroshenko's war

See also: Donbas war

The Maidan lawlessness gave rise to unprecedented crimes of neo-Nazis and various radicals – from the Pravy Sektor to the Ukrainian Ultras soccer hooligans. It was during the short-lived Turchynov administration from February 2014 to June 2014 that the mass murder of civilians in the Odessa House of Trade Unions was committed. Most importantly it was Turchynov who ordered the use of military force against the civilian population of Donbas on April 14, 2014.

On May 26, 2014 after Petro Poroshenko's victory in the presidential race, the Ukrainian Air Force began to carry out airstrikes on the cities of Donbas.[77] And on June 2, 2014 the "Bloody Pastor" gave the order to conduct an air raid on Lugansk.

The Alley of Angels commemorates children killed by Ukrainian shelling of Donetsk during the 8 years of the Donbas war.[78]

On July 31, 2014 Ukrainian Nazi journalist Bogdan Boutkevitch[79] appears on Hromadske TV discussing genocide in Donbas. Boutkevitch says Donetsk:

"is severely overpopulated with people nobody has any use for. Trust me I know what I am saying. If we take, for example, just Donetsk oblast, there are approximately 4 million inhabitants, at least 1.5 million of them are superfluous. We don't need to "understand" Donbass, we need to understand Ukrainian national interests. Donbass must be exploited as a resource, which it is. I don't claim to have a quick solution recipe, but the most important thing that must be done - no matter how cruel it may sound, there is a certain category of people that MUST BE EXTERMINATED.[80]

Nazification had already gotten to the point where there was a willingness to destroy cities, and physically exterminate the population of one's own country with the tacit approval and complete indifference of people outside Donbas. By 2022 Nazi ideas continued to live on and influence not only the minds of Ukrainian political leaders and activists, but also a very significant part of the population in the central and western Ukraine regions. The so-called "simple but conscious" everyday people absorbed a pathological hatred of Russia, blaming Russia for all their troubles, spreading Russophobia into the social and information space.

Since 2014 and the Kyiv regime's policy of ethnic cleansing of the Donbas, more than 14,000 people have been killed, mostly civilians.

Biden-Burisma scandal

Burisma Board Director Hunter Biden, appointed April 14, 2014.[81]
See also: Biden-Burisma

The ouster of President Yanukovych put the founder and president of Burisma oil and gas, Mykola Zlochevsky, in a delicate spot. Zlochevsky had served as the environment minister under Yanukovych, handing out gas licenses to cronies. Having watched the president flee Ukraine for his life, currying favor with the Obama administration was paramount for Zlochevsky.

He was also desperate to get out of legal trouble. At the time, a corruption investigation in the U.K. had resulted in the freezing of $23 million of Zlochevsky’s assets. Then, in August 2014, the oligarch was forced to follow Yanukovych into exile after being accused of illegally enriching himself.

The need to refurbish Burisma’s tattered image, as well as his own, prompted Zlochevsky to resort to forking over large sums of money to win friends in Washington, D.C.. Hunter Biden and the Atlantic Council were soon to become two of his best friends. Hunter Biden also held a position at the National Democratic Institute, a U.S.-funded “democracy promotion” organization that was heavily involved in pushing regime change in Ukraine. Burisma handed him a position on its board despite his lack of experience in the energy industry and in Ukrainian affairs. Hunter Biden was paid $166,000 per month. The money was split in half with the nephew of Whitey Bulger, with half of Hunter's share going to his father, Vice President Joe Biden. Hunter Biden enlisted the D.C. law firm, Boies, Schiller, and Flexner, where he served as co-counsel, to help “improve [Burisma’s] corporate governance.” By the following January 2015, Zlochevsky’s assets were unfrozen by the U.K.[82]

During a May 13, 2014, press conference, Matt Lee of the Associated Press grilled State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki about Hunter Biden’s role on Burisma’s board.

Biden family text with Hunter telling his daughter Naomi that "Pop" received 50% of the Burisma kickbacks.[83]
Lee: “Does this building diplomatically have any concerns about potential perceptions of conflict or cronyism – which is what you’ve often accused the Russians of doing?”
Paski: “No, he’s a private citizen."[84]

In a December 2015 op-ed, the editorial board of The New York Times took both Bidens to task for the unseemly business arrangement:

“It should be plain to Hunter Biden that any connection with a Ukrainian oligarch damages his father’s efforts to help Ukraine. This is not a board he should be sitting on.”[85]

For a news organization that had firmly supported the installation of a U.S.-aligned government in Kiev, this was a striking statement. Hunter Biden maintained that he had only a brief conversation with his father about his work at Burisma. Hunter recalled to The New Yorker:

“Dad said, ‘I hope you know what you are doing,’ and I said, ‘I do.’[86]

Despite his constant focus on Ukraine, Joe Biden claimed in September 2019 that he never spoke to his son about his business dealings in the country.[87] This of course, was contradicted by a text message Hunter sent to his daughter Naomi, saying "Pop" takes half of his salary.[88]

Biden: 'Fire the SOB'

See also: Ukrainian collusion

Vice President Joe Biden oversaw the disbursement of $1 billion allocated by the U.S. to the new government of Ukraine. In 2014, Biden's son Hunter Biden, was appointed to the board of directors of Burisma Holdings, the largest oil and gas company in Ukraine. Hunter Biden was hired by Mykola Zlochevsky, who served as Ukraine's ecology minister in the previous administration.

Zlochevsky came under investigation by the new administration for alleged embezzlement of $5 billion while ecology minister. The prosecutor traced payments made to Hunter Biden. Vice President Biden threatened the new Ukrainian administration to withhold $1 billion in U.S. allocated funds unless the prosecutor investigating Hunter Biden was fired.[89]

Biden bragged about having caused the firing of the Ukraine prosecutor to a CFR conference.

Biden at the Council on Foreign Relations: "‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money'...Well, [SOB], he got fired."[90]

U.S. banking records show Hunter Biden's firm, Rosemont Seneca Partners LLC, received regular transfers — usually more than $166,000 a month — from Burisma from spring 2014 through fall 2015, during a period when Joe Biden was the main U.S. official dealing with Ukraine. Biden threatened Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that the Obama administration would pull $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees, sending Ukraine toward insolvency, if it didn't immediately fire Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin who was investigating his son, Hunter. Biden recounted,

"'You’re not getting the billion'. I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money'...Well, [SOB], he got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time."[91][92]

Yuriy Lutsenko, who replaced Shokin as the prosecutor looking into Burisma, said the evidence in the Burisma case he'd like to present to William Barr, particularly the vice president's intervention.

Between April 2014 and October 2015, more than $3 million was paid out by Burisma to an account linked to Biden's and Devon Archer's Rosemont Seneca firm, according to the financial records placed in a federal court file in Manhattan in another case against Archer. The bank records show that, on most months when Burisma money flowed, two wire transfers of $83,333.33 each were sent to the Rosemont Seneca–connected account on the same day. The same Rosemont Seneca–linked account typically then paid Hunter Biden one or more payments ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 each. Ukrainian prosecutors reviewed internal company documents and wanted to interview Hunter Biden and Archer about why they had received such payments, but couldn't because of Joe Biden's intervention.

On September 4, 2019, former Prosecutor General Victor Shokin made a sworn affidavit outlining Joe Biden's shakedown.[93]

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