‘One Less Traitor’: Zelensky Oversees Campaign of Assassination, Kidnapping and Torture of Political Opposition

Tuesday, 18 April 2022 — Strategic Culture Foundation

While claiming to defend democracy, Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelensky has outlawed his opposition, ordered his rivals’ arrest, and presided over the disappearance and assassination of dissidents across the country.

By Max BLUMENTHAL, Esha KRISHNASWAMY

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has framed his country’s war against Russia as a battle for democracy itself. In a carefully choreographed address to US Congress on March 16, Zelensky stated, “Right now, the destiny of our country is being decided. The destiny of our people, whether Ukrainians will be free, whether they will be able to preserve their democracy.”

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Zelensky’s Senior Advisor Confirmed The Russian Defense Ministry’s Military Assessment

Friday, 1 April 2022 — One World

Zelensky’s Senior Advisor Confirmed The Russian Defense Ministry’s Military Assessment

Those who sincerely aspire to pierce through the fog of war and thus obtain the most accurate assessment of this conflict possible within the limits imposed upon foreign observers like themselves should deeply reflect upon what Alexey Arestovich just revealed. He single-handedly sacrificed one of the bases upon which his US-led Western allies built their unprecedented infowar against Russia and wouldn’t have committed such major self-inflicted damage to their shared cause unless he calculated that it was worth the risk.

Zelensky rubbishes Biden’s war on Russia

Wednesday, 9 March 2022 — Indian Punchline

Happy hour: US President Biden (R) meets with Ukraine President  Zelensky in the Oval Office, Washington, September 2011

What was the need for all that happened in the period since mid-December when Russia transmitted to Washington its demands for security guarantee? This question will haunt US president Joe Biden long after he retires from public life. The foreign policy legacy of his presidency and the reputation of this much-vaunted 80-year old politician with a half-century’s record in public life, much of it supposedly in the domain of American foreign policy are in tatters — irreparable.

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Zelensky And The Fascists: “He will hang on some tree on Khreshchatyk”

Saturday, 5 March 2022 — Moon of Alabama

Yves Smith of Naked Capitalism states:

Lambert and I both find this is the worst informational environment either of us have faced, orders of magnitude worse than the war in Iraq, …

and:

Dear patient readers,

Lambert and I, and many readers, agree that Ukraine has prompted the worst informational environment ever. We hope readers will collaborate in mitigating the fog of war – both real fog and stage fog – in comments. None of us need more cheerleading and link-free repetition of memes; there are platforms for that.

I ask readers and commentators here to live by the same standard. There are too many comments now for me to police. Please notify me via email if there are certain trolls or offenders who deserve to be excluded from this site.

Now back to Ukraine.


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The Man Who Sold Ukraine

Saturday, 5 March 2022 — South Front

Written by Mike Whitney.

Volodymyr Zelensky is the current President of Ukraine. He was elected in a landslide victory in 2019 on the promise of easing tensions with Russia and resolving the crisis in the breakaway republics in east Ukraine. He has made no attempt to keep his word on either issue. Instead, he has greatly exacerbated Ukraine’s internal crisis while relentlessly provoking Russia. Zelensky has had numerous opportunities to smooth things over with Moscow and prevent the outbreak of hostilities. Instead, he has consistently made matters worse by blindly following Washington’s directives.

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From the Black Sea to the East Med, do not poke The Russian Bear

Thursday, 24 February, 2022 — Vineyard of the Saker

By Pepe Escobar, posted with the author’s permission and cross-posted with The Cradle.

This is what happens when a bunch of ragged hyenas, jackals and tiny rodents poke The Bear: a new geopolitical order is born in breathtaking speed.

From a dramatic meeting of the Russian Security Council to a history lesson delivered by President Putin and the subsequent birth of the Baby Twins – the People’s Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk – all the way to their appeal to President Putin to intervene militarily to expel the NATO-backed Ukrainian bombing-and-shelling forces from Donbass, it was a seamless process.

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Ukraine’s hybrid war is mutating

Friday, 25 February 2022 — Indian Punchline

Ukraine president Zelensky gave a video address after midnight on February 25, 2022 disclosing a Russian offer of talks

The first signs of the dual track in Russia’s hybrid war in Ukraine have surfaced. By Thursday evening, the Kremlin held out an olive branch to the Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky.

Succinctly put, President Vladimir Putin expressed his preparedness to engage in discussions with his Ukrainian counterpart with a focus on obtaining a guarantee of neutral status for Ukraine and the promise of no offensive weapons on its territory.

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Disarming Ukraine – Day 1

Thursday, 24 February 2022 — Moon of Alabama

On February 15 Professor John J. Mearsheimer gave a talk (video) about the Ukraine crisis. He starts out (at 3min) by explaining who has caused it:

The United States, mainly, and its allies are responsible for this crisis.

I recommend to watch it in full.

Like me and many other analysts Mearsheimer did not expect that a Russian move into the Ukraine would happen. Why the Russian government finally decided to take that step is not clear to me. I believe that Zelensky’s lose talk about acquiring nuclear weapons for the Ukraine was one of the decisive factors. Who told Zelensky to come up with that?

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Zelensky’s Munich Speech Implies That Ukraine’s Becoming Increasingly Desperate

Sunday, 20 February 2022 — One World

Zelensky’s Munich Speech Implies That Ukraine’s Becoming Increasingly Desperate

By Andrew Korybko
The entire Ukrainian state structure is extremely worried about being abandoned by the US-led West after their American patron beat the drums of war, accelerated Ukraine’s economic collapse, then literally fled in the face of their fearmongered ‘Russian invasion’.

Canada Support Ukraine’s Self-determination And Independence … As Long As It Does As Canada Says

Saturday, 5 February 2022 — Moon of Alabama

On January 28 I wrote in:

Why Washington Will Soon Dump Ukraine’s President Zelensky:

[T]he U.S. is still claiming that Russia intends to attack the Ukraine any moment now. But the Ukrainian President Vlodymyr Zelensky publicly disagrees with that false evaluation. He sees no war coming and wants to avoid one as much as possible. That might mean that he has to be removed before a war can be launched.

As Zelensky is not willing to do Washington’s bidding he must be pushed out.

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Pictures of a Ukrainian Dream

11 May, 2021 — The Saker

Pepe Escobar for The Saker Blog

Picture yourself about to meet a girl with kaleidoscope eyes… No. Sorry. Actually picture merry lines of code in the R programming language – wallowing in a happy valley of game theory models which would not preclude Goth or New Romantic Walkyrie dancin’ to the 12-inch version of Bauhaus’s Bela Lugosi is Dead.

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Defending the Rule of Law….with HRC in the Wings Renée Parsons

9 October 2019 — True Publica

It has been more than fascinating if not totally absorbing to watch the chain of events unfold over recent days with the Democrats in open cahoots with the CIA.  Their joint goal is to remove the implacable Donald Trump from the Oval Office as two-time former Dem presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has suddenly emerged from the Swamp for a few media appearances.

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Look who’s not laughing! By Dimitri Orlov

1 October 2019 — Club Orlov

When everything is routine, world leaders generally manage to remain poker-faced or (in the case of American politicians) grinning stupidly with a vacant-eyed stare. But when things get interesting all sorts of ticks and grimaces and strange gestures and postures start showing up. And when you see one of the “world leaders” (in quotes because I use the term facetiously) looking like his entire life is flashing before his eyes at a joint press conference, you can be sure that something very funky is going down. To wit: here is the Ukraine’s new, popularly elected president, Vladimir Zelensky, appearing next to Donald Trump and looking for all the world as if he really doesn’t want to be there. A bright seven-year-old will tell you that much (I checked) but we adults wish to know more. And so I will oblige and fill you in on some of the salient details.

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Ukrainian oligarchy in crisis over Zelensky-Trump call By Clara Weiss

2 October 2019 — WSWS

The scandal over Trump’s blatant attempts to pressure Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky into investigating the son of the leading Democrat Joe Biden, which now forms the basis for a CIA-backed investigation into the possible impeachment of Trump, has thrown the Ukrainian oligarchy into deep crisis.

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Here is the dirt Trump wanted from Zelensky about the Bidens and why Zelensky doesn’t want to give it to him — hidden by rampant falsehoods in the press

28 September 2019 — Washington’s Blog

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at The Saker

In order to understand why Ukraine’s President Voldomyr Zelensky doesn’t want the dirt about Joe Biden to become public, one needs to know that Hunter Biden’s boss and benefactor at Burisma Holdings was, at least partly, Zelensky’s boss and benefactor until Zelensky became Ukraine’s President, and that revealing this would open up a can of worms which could place that former boss and benefactor of both men into prison at lots of places.

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On The Motives Behind Whistleblower-gate

28 September 2019 — Moon of Alabama

The recent impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump is the second attempt by the CIA and the Democratic establishment to sabotage Trump’s presidency. The first attempt was the ‘Russiagate’ conspiracy theory which falsely claimed that Trump colluded with the Russian government to win the election. It took more than two years to defeat it. It had the intended side effect that it disabled Trump from making peace with Russia.

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Ukraine on the cusp of change By M.K. Bhadrakumar

23 July 2019 — Indian Punchline

Ukraine President Vladimir Zelensky celebrated his party’s big victory in the parliamentary election, Kiev, July 21, 2019

The thumping victory by the Ukraine President Vladimir Zelensky’s Servant of the People party, securing an absolute majority of 253 seats in the 450 member parliament, can be viewed as a tectonic shift in the geopolitical landscape of Eurasia. The next big party in the parliament will be the pro-Russia Platform – For Life, which secured 44 seats. The stunning rout of the pro-western forces symbolised by former President Poroshenko’s Solidarity party (24 seats).

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24 May 2019 — West-backed think tanks threaten new Ukrainian president with disturbing list of ‘RED LINES’

24 May, 2019 — RT

West-backed think tanks threaten new Ukrainian president with disturbing list of ‘RED LINES’

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy ©  Reuters / Valentyn Ogirenko

When President Volodymyr Zelensky won a landslide victory in the free and undisputed April elections, most accepted that he was given a fairly strong mandate to lead Ukraine. But it seems not everyone is so democratically-minded.

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The Ukrainian Election: Poroshenko Loses, the Regime Survives By Dmitry Babich

3 April 2019 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The Ukrainian Election: Poroshenko Loses, the Regime Survives

Anyone covering the Ukrainian presidential election for the Western media during the last few days has had to perform a complicated balancing act. How else could you explain President Poroshenko’s underwhelming finish to a trusting reader of the New York Times or the Washington Post, despite the fact that the president was proclaimed a hero in both the US and the EU for his role in the Maidan “revolution” of 2014? Poroshenko got a mere 15.96% of the ballots cast, and many voters openly expressed doubts over his ability to make it into to the second round.

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