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Breaking news – Right Sector leader : Kiev should be ready to sabotage Russian pipelines in Ukraine

Dmytro Yarosh

Dmytro Yarosh

 

The leader of Ukrainian ultranationalist group Right Sector, Dmitry Yarosh, has called on the coup-appointed regime in Kiev to be ready to destroy Russian pipelines on Ukrainian territory.

 

In a fiery address loaded warmongering rhetoric, Yarosh told his followers they should be ready to resist the Russian “occupiers.” The leader of the Right Sector made his address to the coup-appointed government in Kiev, as Crimeans made their way to ballots Sunday to vote to join with Russia or to remain within Ukraine.

 

Edited time: March 16, 2014 13:25

 

“We cannot allow the enemy to carry out a blitzkrieg attack on Ukrainian territory. We mustn’t forget that Russia makes money sending its oil through our pipelines to the West. We will destroy these pipelines and deprive our enemy of its source of income,” Yarosh said.

 

Continuing the bellicose rhetoric, Yarosh appealed to his followers, urging them to take up arms against Russia, if a diplomatic solution cannot be reached.

 

Yarosh said that Crimea was too small to satisfy the appetite of the “Russian Empire,” and that the Kremlin would seek to take over the whole of Ukraine.

 

“Let the ground burn under the feet of the occupiers! Let them choke on their own blood when they attack our territory! Not one step back! We will not allow Moscow’s beserk, totalitarian regime to spark a Third World War!”

 

The phrase “Not one step back!” was used in a famous order by Joseph Stalin during WWII and became a popular slogan for the Soviet people’s resistance against the Nazis. Yarosh’s use of this particular rhetoric attracted attention from many observers, given that the members of his Right Sector group are known to use Nazi insignia.

 

 RT News.

 

 

 

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Will Russia go to war to win Ukraine’s Crimea?

A senior representative of the Russian Defense Ministry shared his views with Pravda.Ru about possible developments in the Crimea and Russia’s reaction to such events.

“Will Russia deploy troops in the Crimea, if required?”

“Russian troops are already located in the Crimea. This is a contingent that is located there under an interstate agreement about a military base. The strength of the contingent can not be increased in violation of the agreement.”

“If the Crimean authorities ask for help or Russian troops are attacked, what is going to happen?”

“The republic of Crimea, in accordance with the laws of Ukraine, is subordinated to the central government. Ukraine’s President has resigned, and the central legitimate power in Ukraine is hence limited in powers before early presidential elections. The deployment of troops at the request of a part of the state would automatically recognize the central government illegitimate – it would be recognized so by the country that would deploy troops.

“As for the attack on the contingent – the probability of an organized military attack on the Russian base in Crimea, Ukraine, is equivalent to the probability of Ukraine’s wish to declare war on Russia.

“That is, additional forces will not be introduced, will they?”

“Since Ukraine is an independent state that does not participate in military blocs such as the CSTO and NATO, its sovereignty under the conditions of an internal conflict can not be broken, even with a purpose to assist its authorities by second party efforts.”

“Some people say that “insubordination” in the Crimea would be suppressed with the use of force. Can it be real?”

“No. Violent suppression of unrest with army’s help is impossible. First, the army needs to be sworn in. To do this, Ukraine will have to have a new president first, the defense minister, etc. Secondly, the army of Ukraine is a conscript army, which means that this is the people’s army. The army formally subordinates today to Parliament Speaker Alexander Turchynov. In fact, as long as there is no legitimate president in the country, the army of Ukraine remains in a passive position. And of course, it is capable of reflecting an external threat – not more than that. The police repression is also impossible. Special units of public security police in Ukraine have been disbanded. Creating new ones takes a lot of time.
“As for “people’s groups,” there is such a probability, but I would not take this option s

ere are armed militia groups on the territory of the Republic of Crimea. Representatives of various mono-ethnic politically engaged groups that historically seek greater authority and political autonomy are likely to act as main provocateurs of massive clashes in the Crimea. The decentralization of power in Ukraine can make it possible.

“You mean the Crimean Tatars?”

“No comment.”

“Does the leadership of the country have a response to statements from the Ukrainian side about the need to withdraw Ukrainian citizenship from those, who do not know the Ukrainian language?”

“We have no right to speak on behalf of the Russian leadership. As for the formulation of the “Ukrainian side,” I would not take statements from some Ukrainian politicians, who do not hold legitimate power, as statements from the “Ukrainian side.”

“How do you estimate the current state of affairs?”

“I’m upset. Probably, this is the most precise formulation. I am upset because of the actions of individual politicians and officials, Ukraine found itself in a very difficult situation. The events in Ukraine have exacerbated the difficult financial situation, in which the state has found itself.  Youth unemployment in Ukraine is around 20 percent. This means that one in every fifth Ukrainian aged 17-35 has no permanent source of income. According to most conservative estimates, by the summer of 2014, unemployment among young people will grow to 23-25 ​​percent.”

“What can you say about Viktor Yanukovych?”

“I would refrain from evaluating the actions of the former president.”

Anton Kulikov – Pravda.Ru

 pravda.ru.

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