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Negative tendencies have been ramping up in Eastern Europe. Now, it seems that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko seem to be forging a new anti-Russian alliance and fueling tensions in the region for own political purposes.
The two presidents held a phone call during which they discussed the extradition (!) of 33 Russians to Ukraine that the Lukashenko government detained near Minsk. Lukashenko claims that the detained Russians are members of the ‘Wagner’ private military company (that does not exist officially) and came to Belarus to stage ‘terrorist attacks’ and a coup against Lukashenko. While the detained persons were indeed some private military contractors, the public evidence allows to conclude that they were moving through Belarus to Turkey. Then, they were planning to deploy in some Middle Eastern and African countries. The Russians were detained in Belarus as a part of Lukashenko’s political game ahead of the presidential election. Over the past years, Minsk has already made several publicly anti-Russian steps aiming to pressure the Kremlin to continue sponsoring the Lukashenko regime despite its inability to act like a Russian ally.
In this light, Lukashenko found an understanding in Ukraine, which since its first day of independence has been receiving direct and indirect donatinos from Russia. These donations did not stop even, when the post-2014 coup regime came to power and started a terror against ethnic Russians and the Russian-speaking part of the population. This expectedly led to the separation of Crimea and a civil war in eastern Ukraine that was blamed on Russia. Kiev still believes that Moscow somehow must sponsor its economy and actions.
At the same time, both countries face significant economic and social difficulties. The popularity of the Ukrainian and Belarusian governments are quite low and falling. So, Zelensky and Luakshenko apparently decided to coordinate their efforts in getting some resources and political profit from foreign sponsors thanks to exploting of the ‘Russian threat’. President Zelensky is even planning a visit to Belarus.
As to the Kiev regime, the ‘extradition’ of the illegally detained Russians is finally a real chance to capture some Russian citizens. So far, the overwhelming majority of people involved in the prisoner swaps between Kiev and the Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics is Ukrainians. This fact contradicts the main mainstream version claiming that the mighty Ukrainian Army and government-funded Nazis are fighting the ‘Russian Army’ in the region of Donbass.
The Belarusian-Ukrainian ‘anti-Russian front’ is being forged amid the following developments:
The ceasefire in Eastern Ukraine between the Ukrainian Armed Forces and the forces of the Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics began on July 27th.
A little bit over a week has passed, and it is barely holding, and it appears that prospects for it actually lasting longer than the previous 30 attempts are slim.
On August 3rd, the SMM OSCE released its daily report, which also said that between July 27th and 19:30 local time on August 3rd, there have been a total of 246 ceasefire violations.
Evidently, there is improvement, but the violations continue.
The disengagement of forces is also not particularly effective.
Below are direct citations of what the SMM observed:
- On August 3rd, inside the disengagement area near Stanytsia Luhanska (government-controlled, 16km north-east of Luhansk), the SMM saw three members of the armed formations (wearing armbands with “JCCC” written on them) between the new span of the Stanytsia Luhanska bridge and their checkpoint south of it.
- On July 31st, inside the disengagement area near Zolote, an SMM mini-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) spotted an armoured light utility vehicle (Kozak-2) in the south-eastern part of Katerynivka (government-controlled, 64km west of Luhansk), near a former position of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
- On August 3rd, near the checkpoint of the armed formations south of the disengagement area, the Mission saw six members of the armed formations (wearing armbands with “JCCC” written on them), two of whom it saw entering the disengagement area, walking about 350m north inside the disengagement area and then returning.
These are the most notable, showing activity on the side of the Ukrainian armed forces. On the side of the DPR/LPR, the reports of spotting individuals near the disengagement area are usually just workers, fixing roads or something of the sort.
On August 2nd and 3rd, the SMM also noted new trenches in government-controlled areas on the approaches towards Donetsk, and these trenches don’t dig themselves, also they are being created for a reason, which is likely to be revealed soon.
The SMM observed armoured combat vehicles in the security zone in government-controlled areas of Donetsk region and in non-government-controlled areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
The DPR and LPR also reported similar situations, with some violations from the side of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, but much less than before.
On July 31st, the DPR announced only one incident of violation of the truce – the shelling of DPR positions in the area of the village of Yakovlevka. On other days no fire was recorded.
The LPR said that on the last day of July, several grenades from a Ukrainian quadcopter were dropped on their positions, two soldiers were injured. Also, on July 29-30, the LPR announced three shelling in the Novotoshkovsky-Golubovsky area.
This ceasefire was supposed to be different from the others.
According to the agreements on the current ceasefire, it is now completely forbidden to conduct reconnaissance, sabotage, launch drones, hold positions in the “gray” zone, and conduct sniper fire.
Special officers with experience in peacekeeping missions arrived at the front line to control the ceasefire. All the bans were fixed by orders of the commanders – the OOS and the “people’s militia” of the DPR/LPR.
Regardless of the ceasefire, the Ukrainian government, under President Volodymyr Zelensky are undermining the Minsk agreements.
For example, in Ukrainian Parliament, Zelensky’s party appointed local elections in Ukraine for October 25th everywhere, except for the uncontrolled territories of Eastern Ukraine and Crimea. This is something that Kiev has agreed not to carry out under the Minsk agreements.
The explanation of this is that Ukraine would not allow for elections in the territories that aren’t under its control, until the DPR and LPR and Russia give away border control to Ukraine. Which is unlikely to happen.
As a result, the Ukrainian authorities are hampering the political settlement of the conflict in Donbas. And without a political settlement, the conflict can flare up with renewed vigor at any moment, despite any truce.
Note that recently, President Zelensky gave a reason to talk about possible progress in this matter. On the eve of the armistice in Donbass, Vladimir Zelensky called his Russian counterpart. During a conversation with Vladimir Putin, the Ukrainian president raised the topic of changes to the Constitution in terms of decentralization.
This could specifically refer to changes in the Ukrainian Constitution, but still Eastern Ukraine receives no special status, which is unacceptable to Russia and the DPR/LPR.
In Belarus, President Lukashenko (in power since 1994) is struggling to deal with the new wave of popular resistance in the country. The ineffective economic policy and deep corruption of the existing political regime was for a long time compesnated by a direct and indirect economic support from Russia. Nonetheless, political games of the Lukashenko government, public delcarations of cooperation with Russia’s competitors, first of all the US and the EU bureaucracy, and an anti-Russian stance of the supposed Russian ally on the international arena (Belarus did not recognize Crimea as a part of Russia and keeps at least a slightly anti-Russian stance towards the conflict in Ukraine) led to the apparent problem of the Lukashenko government. Another important factor became the open sabotage of the intergration agreements with Russia reached years ago, but still not implemented by Minsk.
The Union State of Russia and Belarus a supranational union consisting of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus. It was founded in 1996 and granted notable economic preferences to Belarus, its citizens and goods. Nonetheless, Minsk is actively sabotage any real implementation of the political part of the agreement, which includes the creation of supranational bodies. This explains why Lukashenko is so scared by ‘pro-Russian forces’ in his country and keeps a blind eye towards actions of various radical nationalist and anti-Russian groups.
Radicals and Belarusian ‘patriots’ funded by the West are yet to start open attacks on ethnic Russians and people that support the Russian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchy) like their Ukrainian friends have been doing for years. The Ukrainian government and pro-government groups turned the violence into a common tool of policy in the Kiev-controlled part of Ukraine. Terrorist attacks, shootings and grenade explosions already became a sad everyday reality there.
A sniper kills a gunman involved in the hostage incident in Ukraine’s Poltava:
Nonetheless, if they come to power, Ukraine-styled religious, political and ethnic terror will likely start in the observable future. Meanwhile, these groups do not like and do not support Poroshenko, mostly relying on the pro-Western ideology. It will not be a surprise if they even try to set up its own ‘independent’ Orthodox Church to combat the ‘Russian ideology’ in Belarus.
At the same time, Lukashenko’s own actions distanced himself from the majority of population that links its economic wealth with Russia, has a positive view towards Russia and speaks Russian.
The presidential election in Belarus is set to be held on August 9. While it’s expected that Lukashenko will win the election in one or another way, the legitimacy of this expected victory will be very questionable in the view of the country’s population. This, as well as economic, social issues and Lukashenko’s own actions of undermining relations with Belarus’ only really ally, creates conditions for the further destabilization.
Attempts of Lukashenko to strengthen his own positions by cooperating with Ukraine against Russia raise eyebrows. The Lukashenko government is just digging a pit for itself.
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Belarus and Ukraine are part of Russia before Soviet Union..therefore Russia must to retake these territorires or sooner will be part of NATO.
They are not part of Russia, they are independent countries that have right to do whatever they see fit. If they want to be part of NATO it’s their choice, and only theirs.
Russia can’t make her mind if Belarus is an ally or a province.
artificial states following the bolshevik revolution
They were part of Russia before the revolution… Time to grab a history book…
Time to grab and read, but not to smoke it as many people do.)
Haha right, like the “Russian Federation”. Liberate Siberia, Tatarstan and Chechnya! Give back Kaliningrad and Curiles and apologize already!
Already done :)
Like the U.S. with Mexico…
Thats a UK colony :)
No that’s Hungary, a Soviet republic, rulled by a hungarian jew.
Too much drugs again?;)
One can wake up from being one drugs but one can’t wake up and suddenly stop being boring.
That was very zen…
Indeed, Canada is not a country, it is still legally a British Crown Colony with the old hag bitch “queen” as the head of state, while US forces occupy Canada, even the immigration, airports and ports and all land access of controlled by Americunts. Canada is a third world state of the Americunts. 90% trade with US masters.
Commonwealth aint cia,canada has been hijacked by zio/gaystappo like uk of eu/incest sprogs of todays,since the cccp fell under gorbachev,millenial gimp!
Besides the queen has true class unlike millenial/degenerate satanic pieces o sht,pretending to be someone they sure as hell aint?
Even satan knows truth however once you spot the lie from the bad smell that resembles rada/soros+co,you know why I never argue but rather reproach? Because in lifes true lessons the liars never stood more than 3 seconds to me,unless I gave the time of day in grace to ket the pathedic losers stand up ok!
Either way if can be of any consolation to atheists,atleast they ain’t the first in line into the lake of fire,not before delusions culminates towards their inept spirit to deal in c=such crucial manners like only real grown up adults do or maybe because they were born losers and everything surrounded what they dearly loved fell by the wayside,much as the common tramp who can never live content with the truth nor their fake (no can ever do gods) meaning atheists turn come next,after taitorous christians who condone lgbtq(UNLIKE PUTIN)!
Thus past offences as ordained by divine authority,to earn it you must truly be brave (not assume it was earnt via microsoft) Any vile motherfukn liar accused any of gods truly blessed children,without concrete proof to validate felonys,
I will defend such where ought,insomuch as reiterate life pre 1992 was far more sensible than post 1992,only a pro hellary/bush degenerate soros paid/inexperienced shill will defend soros/cia/typical khazar incest bots!
Either way,your not gonna get what you need,you are weak thus broken still! GOD SAVE OUR QUEEN: Now dk off cia/khazar/nazi/incests woe unto yous!
They cannot join NATO, whether they wish to or not. They need to ratify their borders in accordance with international law, before that could happen.
Ukropisstan didn’t even had a valid Constitution till 2014… Joke of a country err I mean colony….
Since when did the Reich and Nato care about the law?
Apparently back in 1997.
NATO wants nothing to do with Ukraine. The offer was made, to give Ukraine that warm fuzzy feeling, just before CIA fucked ’em, but never intended to actually allow it to join. Same as the the countries close to Russia CIA is enticing with whatever they want to hear so they’ll give CIA whatever it wants. When CIA gets what it wants, it forgets those countries.
So the West Bank can go, Gaza can bring in the Iranians, etc etc?
…with historical territories STOLEN from four states. the articole îs about this thing. and that’s it.
The article is about a LukashenkoZelensky alliance, two dickheads who think they matter. What territories have these villains stolen?
So you can take back your homeland after 2000 years, but Russia can’t after 30years… Slow clap to your hypocrisy…
Actually it’s the same coin. If Palis deserve a state (which they do) then Belarus and Ukraine also deserve it. It ain’t belongs to Russia.
But according to you they dont deserve it… Im only saying pick a side, flip flop is not cool.
What? I just said they are an independent countries so yes they deserve it. Regarding the Palis if you follow my comments, I have always said I want them to have a state because it’s our interest to get rid of them and let them rule their own lives.
Maybe you sad that, I can only recall your comments about wanting to steamroll every arab around Israel. Regarding to Russian neighbours, they only deserve a country if they arent hostile against Russia. Lets not forget these countries wouldnt even exist if not for Russia. They would either be part of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Austria-Hungary or the Swedish Empire. Russia created these countries and protected them time after time through history.
Myabe they have protected them, but times have changed Ranger. You can not force 9M Belarussians and 43M Ukranians to be part of Russia, they also have a say what they want. if they choose EU/NATO then Russia has to accept it. About the Palis, I know we have to live with them so they must have a state, I openly say I support Trump’s plan (giving them back atleast 70% of the West Bank if not more, Gaza and East Jerusalem). Bibi denying it is another issue which beyond my control.
You are a hypocrite. You would wipe out every arab around you, and also want to destroy Iran. But CIA trying to destroy Russia with proxies is fine? Eventho these are historically Russian lands. So if I follow your logic… These terrorist states doesent deserve a country, Russia can maybe give them a small land west from the Dnepr river and collect there every cia toy boy nazi from the region, as a Prime target… Same as you want to do… You lost your moral highground and compass a long time ago. You support neo nazis and wahabi terrorists. I would also add the little fact that without Russia Israel wouldnt exist today, the 3million Russians living in Israel was and are a key to your survival, you should be more thankful.
Wait, if you talk about proxies why is it ok for Iran to have proxies at our border and when it happens to Russia then it is wrong? decide. I support no proxies of any side, and every nation to do as it pleases as long it doesn’t hurt others. Syria and Lebanon as an example let Iranian proxies operate in their lands again us, I don’t see Ukraine or Belarus use proxies against Russia.
They are the proxies themselves used by the U.S. Most the Iranian problem wouldn’t exist if the CIA and later Mossad wouldn’t meddle in the region. Funding terrorists, destabilizing countries. At the same time pouring weapons and money into the region. You are fighting the enemies you created. For you it’s patriotic war for the MIC it’s a fat paycheck. Never ending wars…
The same as germans can unite in one state even without referendum, but russians can’t even with this.
It wasn´t their homeland, even at that time it was stolen from canaanites.
They were part of Russia before Soviet Union..and Soviet Union dont exist!..also traitor Yeltsin dont exist..therefore agreement with both countries are null like Crimea as a part of Ukraine..
Silly boy child. Now even posting nonsense on Russia.
choice? LOL all nations r artificial constructs….national identity differs a great deal from nation to nation…75% of Ukrainians speak Russian as their 1st language, others Rusyn, Hungarian, Romanian, Tatar; in the west of Ukraine catholicism dominates–in the east and south orthodoxy Israel did not exist before WWII, South Sudan has existed 10 years, etc
Not if other countries next whom borders can help it!
Why don´t you in Nato allow Montenegro the right´s that you are stating? About being their choice, why does Nato forcing Serbia to join when they already stated that they want none with that parasitic organization?
Belarus, Crimea, Ukraine, were once Khazaria, or a part of it. Crimea was taken by Katherine the Great, and became Russia. When USSR broke up USSR attatched Crimea to Ukraine, and was run down like Ukraine. Rothschild was in hog heaven when CIA did it’s overthrow thing, and installed Pooroshenko puppet. Zionist Khazar Rothschild, and the tribes wanted the countries, and more to restore Khazaria and the borders. Doesn’t want the people, particularly Russians. They wanted the common border with Russia, but Crimea was Rothschilds prize. Putin, and Rothschild were increasingly at odds.
Most of hazars belonged to turkish culture (turkish language group, not modern turks). Their elite became judean after dynastic marriages with rich judean merchants and clerics. Their territory is left bank of Dnepr, Azov sea shores, lower reaches of Don river, Kuban’, North Caucasus. There was no Ukraine or Belorussia. There was Rus’. Duke Svyatoslav (10th century) conquered and destroyed Hazarian kaganate striking from north side of Hazaria. Kiev was a tributary of hazars. Rus’ came to Kiev from Novgorod and made it the new center of ancient russian state.
That’s why I said these countries were once Khazaria.
They weren’t, look at map. Just smaller part of modern Ukraina is touched by kaganate. Main part of Hazar kaganate was in modern Russia – region between Don and Volga further to south. Orange part – kaganate itself, yellow part – vassals and tribute payers.
This “merc” action against Belarus is classic CIA. I cannot imagine Putin being that stupid.
There is another article, showing their travel arrangements and tickets, stating Istanbul was final destination.
Putin is that stupid, look at the mess in Syria and Libya.
It is either deliberate or he is stupid; or deliberately stupid. Putin had the terrorists nearly finished but decided to pull a good portion of the military out of Syria which allowed the US to get in, rest is history.
Vox Populi, you f@cking Idioit and Unedcation. Putin save Syria from ISIS and most of them are Eliminated. Some of them are Flee to other country. Erdugan and Obama/hillary clinton is the one create mess in Syria and Libya. DO SEARCH IDIOIT!
It’s Lukashenko’s provocation. Or his close colleagues as Makey. The company, that invited the guards, is belorussian and connected to Lukashenko’s son. Time of taking is not accidental. PR could be better, if to arrest 2-3 days before the elections. But 1st of August is the term to open airports for international flights in the rest of Russia. That’s why these people get arrested in last numbers of July.
Wonder if both of them have remembered their borders with each other and Russia are only recognised whilst all three are members of CIS? What is Lukashenko playing at, when he knows $oro$ is ready to stage regime change in Belarus?
So apparently also Belarus is quitting Putin, probably the only former USSR republic that will remain with Russia is Armenia, as they are squeezed between Turkey and Azerbaijan they have no choice
Meanwhile the whole planet is quitting sugadaddy U.S…
exaggerations—belarus restricts borders w Ukraine, not Russia…this is a created to distract from Lukashenko’s low approval…except Baltic’s, ukraine,georgia (failed states)Russia maintains excellent trade, military coordination w former soviet republics
Two fuckin trolls.
Most of this will be a moot point as soon as Nord Stream 2 come online later this year. Ukraine’s negotiations with Gazprom has all but collapsed . That contract runs out at the same time as NS2 comes online. Ukraine and Belarus can buy all the gas they need from Germany, Just like all the other EU countries.
With IMF loans… Let’s see how the trolls survive this…
Without the need for the Ukraine gas line – there is nothing for the IMF to steal
and how Lukashenko thinks to save his assets and his freedom (personal freedom) for sure he is going to Jail because the international court of humanity, or whatever is called, will determine that he harassed a gay dog while walking in the park – Lukashenko can bark but has no safe location to retire.
Not only personal freedom, but life also. Leaders of coup can easily order to kill him. He “has no safe location to retire” after barking at Putin. Lukashenko’s choice.
The path to success. Just agree to install U.S. nuclear weapons, minuteman bunker silos and displaced Sunni terrorists from the ME, Central Asia, and Africa to the point where they outnumber the native population. Then attend and sponsor every Neo-nazi rally you can find, preferrably one with torches. All that matters is that you are anti-Russian, that alone makes you a good guy in Pompeo/Pence’s book.
Another low iq homosexual report based on incest wannabe phaedo kweer reservists of gaytos,well putin it in a nutshell,belarus #1 priority is national security against potential neo-liberal vermins,indeed the other poofs will yet again accuse russia or putin without the faintest idea about true self defense,bottom line best use your head not the others dk,or ekse ones remains just as the cia dk head?
Was this written by Putin’s secretary?? Belarus not grovelling on it’s belly before Mother Russia is not ‘anti-Russia’ or an ‘inability to act like a Russian ally.’ It’s Lukashenko acting like a prudent leader & not acting like a pitiful Russian vassal, Russia has a bad habit of taking it’s allies very much for granted. The West is no doubt involved in this situation (and since Lukashenko said he had CV, it’s obvious some backroom deal has been done), but Russian overbearing has forced Lukashenko to open his options, Putin can’t get a pass here, he treats Syria even worse than Belarus, and lets not forget the Battle of Khasham, where Putin gave the OK to slaughter Russian mercenaries, Putin does not value loyalty.