BREAKING NEWS: SOMETHING HUGE IS HAPPENING!

BREAKING NEWS: SOMETHING HUGE IS HAPPENING!

NOTE BY NANCY: One thing is absolutely for sure … Americans are not being told the Truth. For this reason, Americans need to forego political party loyalties and unite in searching for Truth. Unless we unite across party lines, we end up supporting those who actually are striving to destroy America and subjecting to horrendous abuse those who—regardless of outer appearances—are striving to work for the people.

We cannot look at the mainstream news and hear Truth; we cannot read mainstream newspapers and see Truth. We are living in covert war times … the dark cabal is fighting for its life and using any manipulative means available to do so.

Americans are not even sure who the cabal is.

What I intuitively know is that Divine Order is unfolding. Regardless of how bleak the present may appear, with all the lies we have been told flooding into the Light, Divine Order includes the leaders who incarnated with the Soul Purpose of leading our transition from darkness into Light. The problem is: We are not sure who those leaders are.

It is for this reason that I strongly suggest we pull away from political party loyalty and spend our time seeking to know the Truth about what is actually happening.

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Benjamin Fulford has posted several reports this week. The last one, under this headline: The War in Ukraine was originated by Zionists of the State Department and Vanguard Group in order to create new Khazaria, and start WWIII by forcing Russia to bring military forces to Donbass:

In another report this week, Benjamin Fulford states: When the US administration recognize that the snipers were trained NATO (in Poland – TV), and the whole operation was organized by Vanguard, the CIA and the State Department – Obama almost had a heart attack.

Now he realizes that he is nothing more than a puppet on a string in our theater.” [Although Fulford has been critical of Obama for years, he seems in the above statement to be recognizing that the cabal has made Obama/the White House a storefront for their evil activities. Americans are also blamed by the world for all the suffering endured because the cabal works under the name “the United States” with no distinction as to who is in control. I seriously doubt that if the majority of Americans knew all that is done in our name, we would fail to resist.]

ON THE OTHER HAND………..

FROM BRICS POST LOGOGerman-Russian-French-Ukrainian joint document in the works
February 7, 2015, 8:42 am

mEETING WITH PUTINVladimir Putin met with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and President of France Francois Hollande at the Kremlin on 6th February 2015 [PPIO]

“Even as the US moves towards arming the Ukrainian military, Moscow on Saturday said Germany, Russia and France are working on the draft of a likely joint document for the implementation of the Minsk Accords to resolve the Ukraine conflict that has killed more than 5000 people.”

http://thebricspost.com/german-russian-french-ukrainian-joint-document-in-the-works/#.VNZNaS7RsZb

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May we all seek Truth and not succumb to blindly supporting anyone in accordance with political party lines.

It is our future that is at stake here!

 

 

Ukrainians grow unwilling to serve in the army — media

ANOTHER SIGN THE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD WANT PEACE!

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Ukrainians grow unwilling to serve in the army — media

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January 27, 19:46 UTC+3
Men from western regions are leaving for Poland and Hungary while citizens from eastern regions go to Russia.

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KIEV, January 27 /TASS/. Ukraine’s male population has massively started leaving abroad in search of jobs to dodge the current mobilization campaign.

“Entire villages are booking buses to dispatch their men as far as possible. Military committees are handing over the lists of fugitives to law enforcers and try to restrict the movement of men subject to conscription outside their native districts and areas,” the Vesti publication wrote on Tuesday….

…. Russia may help Ukrainians avoid army service

Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin said last Monday that Russia might extend the period of sojourn in Russian territory for Ukrainians of conscription age who could be drafted into the Ukraine army.

“Many people, by the way, do not want to be mobilized. They are trying to move to Russia and lie low for some time. And they are absolutely right because they are simply being sent under bullets like cannon fodder,” Putin said at a meeting with the students of the “Gornyi” University of Mineral Resources on January 26.

READ MORE: http://itar-tass.com/en/world/773715

 

The Falsified History of Ukraine and Its Lessons, Lada Ray of Futurist Trend Cast.com

NOTE BY NANCY:  History, as many of us have known it, was about the most boring course to which we were subjected in the public schools … all about memorizing dates and the causes of various wars. Although history was a part of my Social Studies Major, I never related to it with the deep interest I have today. What changed? I researched the genealogy of Mother’s side of the family and I read Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States–which read like a novel. An entire new world opened before my eyes … I realized history is the story of our ancestors and ourselves … it tells us who we are and often, why we think and view the world as we do. It gives us roots and exciting stories about her ancestors and our Eternal Self. Now that many know and accept that life is eternal and our soul has lived many lives, in many countries on this planet, we realize there truly is no separation … We are One!

Finding Lada Ray’s blog was like opening a treasure chest. For over a year now, I have been strongly attracted to Russia and know that I have lived there in previous lives. Lada’s blog is fascinating with all its information about Russia and the surrounding area. As a Russian linguist, she has a unique way to trace the history of her people and of the world. Sadly, the majority of what all of us have been taught about our history is disinformation. However, during these intense times, Truth is emerging in many different forms and one of these forms is the true history of Earth humans.

Gaining a true understanding of Ukraine and Russia is a very relevant lesson for this point in time! As we “walk in the shoes” of people from the various nations on our planet, we come to understand and love them–the pathway to world peace!

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FREE Earth Shift Report 2: The Falsified History of Ukraine and Its Lessons

Lada Ray

LADA RAY

 Posted November 5, 2014

I call Ukraine today the Geopolitical Ground Zero. For better or for worse, it has become the fault line between the old and the new, the West and the East. Much is being decided today in Ukraine. This is why the story of Ukraine and its lessons, constitute an important read for everyone who wants to understand where we came from, where we are, and where we are going!

READ MORE: http://futuristrendcast.wordpress.com/2014/11/05/free-earth-shift-report-2-the-falsified-history-of-ukraine-and-its-lessons/#comments

 WHO IS LADA RAY

“I was born in Russia to a Russian father and Ukrainian mother, and grew up in Odessa, presently Ukraine. Growing up, I observed the collapse of the Soviet Union. I also lived and traveled to nearly 30 countries on most continents, including Cuba, where I interviewed Fidel Castro. By the ripe age of 38, I managed to have 3 successful careers on 3 different continents, first as a linguist and translator, and second as financial consultant with AIG and Smith Barney/Citigroup. I witnessed first hand behind the scenes manipulations at these major financial institutions; I observed how small clients were sacrificed to the interests of large institutional clients, and how derivatives became the buzz word. At some point, I couldn’t stand it any more and quit, and although I felt sorry to leave my clients, I needed to do things that were in line with my spiritual growth and soul development.”

CALLING ALL LIGHTWORKERS – CABAL PAYING THUGS TO ATTACK CHURCHES/PRIESTS IN ODESSA, UKRAINE!

CALLING ALL LIGHTWORKERS

The dark cabal, under a variety of names like the US, UK, EU, and others, is attacking or planning to attack the churches in Odessa, Ukraine. The photo is the UNESCO World Heritage Site – 800-year-old Kiev-Pecherskaya Lavra, the ORIGINAL seat of the Russian Orthodox Church –a site the mob would like to destroy. Crazed nazi right sector and ultra-nationalist mobs have been threatening priests in Russian churches and vandalizing the church property for months. However, this is something new. Tomorrow, they plan a streamlined action, in which they want to take control of all Russian Orthodox church property everywhere in Ukraine. Russian Orthodox is the traditional faith of the people here since about the 10th century. In fact, it was in Kiev, the Kievan Rus, where Christianity started on Russian lands. (http://futuristrendcast.wordpress.com/)

UNESCO World Heritage Site,  Kiev Pecherskaya Lavra

Please hold this area in Light & Love NOW & FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE. KNOW THAT LOVE IS ALL THAT TRULY IS. I CALL FOR ARCHANGEL MICHAEL AND A MULTITUDE OF HIS ANGELS OF PROTECTION TO ENFOLD THIS AREA … MAY ALL ATTACKS CEASE TO EXIST!

Odeaas's pincial streetOdessa’s principal street

Odessa Opera and Ballet TheaterOdessa’s Opera & Ballet Theater

potemkin-stairsPotemkin Steps, or Potemkin Stairs (Potemkinskaya Lesnitsa) – also part of the UNESCO Heritage Site. The Steps, leading to the Odessa Seaport, are distinguished by their superb architectural harmony and balance, and are considered one of the world’s highest stairbuilding achievements. http://ladaray.wordpress.com/2013/07/08/odessa-the-pearl-of-the-black-sea/

Just as in Israel, American tax monies are used to pay those willing to perform this destruction. Although I don’t know for sure, I feel sure it is possible that a portion of $2 billion yrly. income from the sex trafficking of children is also used to sponsor the destruction.

MAY THE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD JOIN RUSSIANS IN CREATING PEACE ON EARTH!

Russian senate repeals law allowing deployment of military in Ukraine

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Russian senate repeals law allowing deployment of military in Ukraine

Published time: June 25, 2014 08:53

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Members of the Federation Council at a meeting. (RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenko)

 

Russia’s Federation Council has voted to repeal the legislation which allows the use of Russian armed forces on the territory of Ukraine if there is a threat to the local Russian population. The decision follows request of President Vladimir Putin.

153 MPs out of 154 voted in favor of the law’s cancelation, which comes in force the day it is approved.

Russia will continue monitoring the situation in Ukraine, Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matvienko told the journalists after the vote.

“It doesn’t mean that, repealing this legislation, we will be turning a blind eye if there are serious violations of people’s rights [in Ukraine] or threats to their safety,” she said.

Matvienko said she doesn’t’ believe that the Federation Council will vote again to adopt legislation allowing military action in Ukraine.

“I think that we shouldn’t prepare ourselves for such a scenario, we should all strive to continue dialogue, and a peaceful way out of the crisis,” she added.

The Russian president’s proposition is a manifestation of Russia’s goodwill and aims at supporting trilateral talks on Ukraine, said Viktor Ozerov, Chairman of the Federation Council Committee for Security and Defense.

“The Federation Council still has the right to monitor the situation in Ukraine, follow the fulfillment of ceasefire conditions by the parties [Kiev and Ukraine’s eastern regions]…and provide humanitarian help,” he said.

Vladimir Putin’s request is not ‘correction work’ but a positive signal to Western countries, says Ilyas Umakhanov, deputy speaker of the Federation Council.

“Moreover, I hope that our Western partners will receive these positive signals and stop inventing more scary stories [about Russia] and abandon the policy of whitening radical groups in Ukraine,” he added, “Russia has confirmed its status of a great power, which defines its political course independently.”

On Tuesday Putin asked the council to repeal the decision to allow military force in Ukraine.

“Because of the beginning of the three-party talks to settle down the situation in the eastern parts of Ukraine, the head of state has addressed to the Federation Council to repeal the resolution on the use of Russian armed forces on the territory of Ukraine,” said presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov.

READ MORE: http://rt.com/news/168324-senate-russia-military-law/

 

The 1991, $240 Billion Link Between the Ukraine Situation, the Galactics, Disclosure, the Global Currency Shift and 9/11, by Stephen Cook

The 1991, $240 Billion Link Between the Ukraine Situation, the Galactics, Disclosure, the Global Currency Shift and 9/11

Stephen Cook – March 9, 2014

http://goldenageofgaia.com/2014/03/the-link-between-the-ukraine-situation-the-galactics-the-global-currency-shift-and-911/

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Deep down I ‘know’ that what’s going on right now with the situation evolving around Ukraine is part of a major global shift in power, politicking, negotiations, currency and energy exchange.

Which is why I’ve been trying to put the various pieces of this intricate and, on the surface at least, disjointed jigsaw puzzle together over the past few days.

So this is a selection of specific excerpts and video links which tie together what many people may believe are seemingly disconnected subjects – Ukraine, the US, Russia, the Galactics, Disclosure, oil and gas, the IMF, Cyprus, Syria, the global currency shift and – yes – 9/11. It’s the big picture that I’m ‘seeing’ – and, more importantly, feeling – with regards what’s going down, up, above, below, inside, outside, in-between and around Ukraine right now.

But as you’ll see, and I as always suspected, these incidents and topics are indeed inextricably linked, and have been for some time, even before September 11, 2001 –  or even 1991, as you’ll see…

Remember, like several other countries (including the currently strife-torn Turkey), Ukraine sits right on the border between what is regarded as East and West; it’s also the ”line’ that defines Europe and Asia. There are no coincidences. This is both symbolic and literal. Ukraine is linked to significant events in the past, the present and the future.

Let’s begin by following on from previous, now revised, post: Is Putin Working With Our Galactic family…and Others?

Since that story, a video has emerged on both YouTube and on the mainstream MSN network purportedly showing what appears to be a giant cigar-shaped (Andromedan?) ship said to be hovering over the city of Korosten in the northern part of Ukraine. It was apparently filmed in broad daylight on Thursday, March 6, 2014. Yes, it seems the Galactics are observing what’s happening and, even in doing so, are playing a role in what is happening in Ukraine right now.

When it comes to Russia, the Galactics have long and strong ties: Russia has been playing a major role in validating the existence of our star brothers and sisters, especially since the break up of the former Soviet Union.

One of the reasons Vladimir Putin – who was a little known KGB Colonel who rose quickly in the Yeltsin administration – is in all probability being helped by the Galactics is discussed by Exopolitics writer Michael E Salia who has been delving in to what many believe is the link between what’s going on around the world that’s related to the Ukraine situation and Russia’s ‘official’ disclosure program.

“In the chess board of international politics, Ukraine is but a pawn in a grand strategy to checkmate Russia.

“Why? What makes Russia so politically dangerous to the Western power elite? Is it Russia’s nuclear arsenal? Is it Russia’s political tradition of standing up to forces of international banking and the Western power elite?

“Or is it another deeper form of international politics being played out with Russia – exopolitics? Is Russia’s main threat to the Western power elite a carefully orchestrated policy of slowly leaking information concerning UFOs and extraterrestrial life to its citizenry and the world?

Salia has looked back on events which began in the 1990s to seek the truth as to whether Putin’s Russia is running its own official disclosure program by continually allowing leaks of information about extraterrestrial life into the public domain.

“As the Soviet Union collapsed in December 1991, and 15 independent states emerged, the Soviet KGB dissolved and in the process lost control over a vast collection of files. Many of these leaked KGB files concerned the formerly Soviet era taboo subjects of UFOs and extraterrestrial life. The motivation for many KGB officers in leaking these files was largely monetary. A number of western media outlets were willing to pay large sums for information from Soviet era archives concerning UFOs and extraterrestrial life.”

As history shows, this resulted in a number of documentaries being made,  including the respected 1998 eight-part series The Secret KGB UFO Files, ironically made by former James Bond star Roger Moore.

But there were many other ground-breaking documentaries based on Russian UFO revelations, including UFO Disclosure in Russia. (If you haven’t  seen  theses two, do check then out via the links at the end.)

Meanwhile, as Michael Salia points out:

“Under President Boris Yeltsin, whether by historical accident or deliberate state policy, an exopolitics agenda was being quietly implemented. With permission by Russian authorities, Soviet era UFO files were being leaked to independent researchers and film crews revealing the truth about alien life visiting our world.”

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President Putin has played a role in Russia leading the way on Disclosure.

On March 26 2014, it will be 14 years to the day that Vladimir Putin first became Russia’s President. In case you forgot, like me…he served as Prime Minister of Russia from 1999 to 2000, as President from 2000 to 2008, as Prime Minister again from 2008 to 2012 and began his current term as Russian President on May 7, 2012.

Throughout this time, directly or tacitly, he certainly appears to have continued Yeltsin’s original disclosure agenda, as Salia confirms:

“Senior officials in the Russian Federation have been allowed to come forward on national TV to offer their frank assessment on the subject of extraterrestrial life visiting Earth. One of these officials was Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the sitting Governor of the Russian Republic of Kalmykia, the only Buddhist region in Europe. In an extraordinary television interview conducted in May 2010, Ilyumzhinov claimed that in 1997 he was taken from his penthouse apartment on board an extraterrestrial vehicle. Ilyumzhinov claims that the extraterrestrials he met were humanoid and gave him a tour of their ship, and even took him to another world.

The fact there was no censorship of any of this and an obvious unwritten allowance for Ilyumzhinovs interview to take place, indicates that Putin did not appear to mind this sort of ‘extraterrestrial existence’ information being made public – and well beyond the Russian borders.

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Then, as Scalia recalls, after Putin was re-elected President in 2012, his predecessor, Dimitry Medvedev, who is now Russia’s Prime Minister (yes they seemingly ‘swapped’ roles!) gave a very, very ‘disclosing’ interview.

“After completing an on-air interview with five television reporters on December 7, 2012, Medvedev continued to respond to reporters and made some off-air comments without appearing to realize that the microphone was still on. He was then asked by one reporter if “the president is handed secret files on aliens when he receives the briefcase needed to activate Russia’s nuclear arsenal,” Medvedev responded:

Along with the briefcase with nuclear codes, the president of the country is given a special ‘top secret’ folder. This folder in its entirety contains information about aliens who visited our planet… Along with this, you are given a report of the absolutely secret special service that exercises control over aliens on the territory of our country… I will not tell you how many of them are among us because it may cause panic.

“Just over a month after his startling on-camera admission, Medvedev opened the 2013 World Economic Forum held in Davos, Switzerland, January 23-27. An 80-page analysis of 50 risks for the next 10 years had been distributed to attendees. The Global Risks 2013 report is lengthy list of prognostications of what world leaders need to plan for to avoid “systemic shocks and catastrophic events”.

“Among the list are five ‘X’ factors that according to the report, “no country alone can prevent.” One of the X factors was the discovery of extraterrestrial life.

“In understanding why the US and its Western allies are trying to encircle, pressure and intimidate the Russian Federation, we need to appreciate that this is the means by which Putin’s exopolitics agenda can be stopped. If Russia continues to allow senior officials to reveal the truth about extraterrestrial life and to leak Soviet era UFO files, this threatens a carefully developed and enforced policy of over seven decades of international secrecy.

“While the international media depicts Western democracies led by the US as free and open societies, the reality is that when it comes to the issue of extraterrestrial life, the West is anything but free and open. In contrast, the Russian Federation is far more forthcoming when it comes to the issue of alien visitation to our planet.’

And, just as I’ve been saying, Salia brings everything back to the current Ukraine situation in his summary:

“Unfortunately, the Ukraine is being used a pawn in an internationally orchestrated effort to weaken and intimidate the Russian Federation so it can be easily pressured to fall in line with the dictates of the international power elite on issues such as extraterrestrial secrecy.

“Putin understands this and that is why he proactively intervened in the Ukraine to defend Russian interests in this strategically vital nation. In allowing an exopolitics agenda implemented by his predecessor, Boris Yeltsin, to continue, President Vladimir Putin, and his chief ally Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, are doing humanity a great service.”

Personally, I wholeheartedly agree. But the bigger picture is even more of a greater service to humanity…

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Meanwhile, back on the ground, amid much talk of the current global financials situation, there is much discussion of global currency resets, financial system resets and gold and silver backed currency.

According to reports, Russian officials are now pushing for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to move ahead with planned reforms without the United States, which could mean the loss of the U.S. veto over major decisions at the global lender, sources said. Reuters reported:

“Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov brought up the idea at a meeting of top finance officials from the Group of 20 nations in Sydney late last month, two G20 sources told Reuters this week.

“The failure of the U.S. Congress to approve IMF funding has held up reforms agreed in 2010 that would double the Fund’s resources and give more say to emerging markets like China.

“The United States is the only country that holds a controlling share of IMF votes, meaning its approval is necessary for any major decision to go forward.

“Moving ahead on reforms without Washington would likely require complicated changes to the IMF’s rules. But the discussions show the level of frustration within the G20 with the Obama administration’s inability to win the needed congressional support.

“A third source would not confirm it was Russia that brought up the issue, but said the G20 generally agreed to give the United States until the April meetings of the IMF and World Bank before taking more aggressive measures, a point confirmed by one of the other sources. All three sources spoke on condition of anonymity.

“‘It was agreed that in the absence of progress by the United States on the 2010 package by the April meeting of the IMF and G20, that there will be formulated a list of ‘bad options,’ which will allow to move forward in this matter, excluding the opinions of the United States,” the third source said.

“For a year, the Obama administration has been trying to get Congress to approve a shift of some $63 billion from an IMF crisis fund to its general accounts in order to make good on its 2010 commitment.

“The U.S. Treasury is now seeking to attach the funding to a financial aid package for Ukraine that is under consideration in Congress. It argues the reforms would allow crisis-hit countries like Ukraine to borrow more money from the IMF.”

Financial commentator Jim Willie maintains that what’s going on in Ukraine will see the end of the US dollar.

His theory revolves around gas and oil profits and trading currencies and a key player is the Russian-owned Gazprom, the largest extractor of natural gas and one of the largest companies in the world. Its headquarters are in the Cheryomushki District of Moscow.

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Willie’s theory is that this has been a very carefully planned and methodically-implemented scheme over a long time by the West (read: the cabal and the US-Anglo petro-dollar beneficiaries) with the intention to dampen, and even nullify, Russian and Chinese moves to change the world oil/gas/currency status quo.

He says categorically that this plan was the real reason behind last year’s raid on the ordinary every day citizen bank accounts of Cyprus where many Russians now live or have their savings.

The Cyprus banking drama and the cries for going to war in Syria – via a ‘chemical weapons’ fear campaign – as well as the current situation in Ukraine, are all linked, he says.

“First was the attack against Russian Gazprom in Cyprus. It was a hidden attack made to look like a bank confiscation event. Notice no bank account confiscations outside the small but important island nation. The entire Russian banking clearance system had been done through Cyprus. Also, Russia was making significant transactions to purchase Gold bullion using Cyprus as clearing house for the purchases. Second was the attack against Russian Gazprom in Syria, another complicated event. The US had used the Libyan Embassy as a weapons running facility (major diplomatic violation), after which the US lost Egypt as a transfer station on the weapons running.

“The false flag attack in Syria was made to look like a chemical weapons event. However, the Saudis were the guilty party. The motive by the US was to block the advance of Russian Gazprom pipelines, which are to connect to the vast Iran supply centers. Iran has far more oil & gas than Iraq. In fact, Iran is the linchpin nation, which will throw its support toward Russia. Iran will push the Nat Gas Coop certain to eclipse Saudi Arabia and the loud gaggle of OPEC members. With the Russian Gazprom, together Iran and the Nat Gas Coop will usher in the Petro-Yuan Standard and bury the Petro-Dollar, the price set by Russia, the contracts set in Shanghai. Thus the Saudis will be expendable, and their Gold in London to be totally stolen.

“Move to the present. Third was the attack against Russia Gazprom in Ukraine, done by the CIA and its partner security agents from the small ally nation on the South East Med corner. The old game of destabilization, popular uprising, bank thefts, and now data files stolen has been put into action. The theft of significant funds in Ukraine has only started, funds gone to Swiss banks. The full betrayal will be seen soon. The US & UK have a lunatic plan to corral the Ukraine pipelines and possibly the vast farmlands of Ukraine.

“The wrong-footed plan will backfire, when Putin cuts off the natgas supply to Europe, when Putin demands a new type of energy supply payment structure, and when Putin engineers certain other steps. They might execute a Nat Gas Coop double in price, much like the OPEC event in 1973. Witness the upcoming Birth of the Eurasian Trade Zone, the birth pangs heard in Ukraine. The United States and Great Britain will not be included. The Eurasian Trade Zone will span 14 time zones and will settle in gold.”

Willie also states clearly that this will spell the end for the US Dollar as the global reserve banking standard, ushering in a new financial standard – gold-backed currencies.

“The reverberation will be soon seen as the pending demise of the de facto Petro-Dollar Standard, dictated by crude oil sales in USD terms. It will also be soon seen as the end of the UST Bond as the global reserve standard in banking systems. Notice for over two years, the primary buyer of US Govt debt (and its refunded rollover) has been the US Federal Reserve via bond monetization, an absolute heresy to central banking. Hyper monetary inflation cannot stand as fixed policy.

“The world has responded by constructing an alternative to trade settlement. The forum has been the BRICS conferences and the G-20 Meetings of finance ministers. The US & UK will gradually be excluded from both forums, a process well along. Even traditional allies like Japan are buying gold in high volume, with suppressed low ball data so far. This is game over for the US Dollar, the direct victim of Ukraine backlash.”

Additionally, one must also remember the critical link between the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the cabal’s manufactured disappearance of vast quantities of gold, stored in the vaults below World Trade Center 7 –  the ‘miraculously falling’ building – which was said to have had a major role to play on September 12, 2001; had it all still been there.

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But, as we know, in that pivotal moment, it all simply vanished and our world changed….in a direction it would never have taken if not for that very world-changing ‘moment’.

Here’s what financial markets analyst, Bix Weir had to say yesterday (March 8) as part of his latest update, titled  Gold And Silver Are The Most Important Geopolitical Assets In The World!!

“They (gold and silver) are the barometer of the viability of all un-backed fiat money. They are the canary in the coal mine.

“The United States of America has believed for almost 40 years that if you control the barometer and the canary you control the global economic system.

“Larry Summers, the father of Behavioral Economics, started the massive exaggeration of this philosophy in the early 1980′s, working for Ronald Regan, and it has been in hyper-drive ever since. Rig the gold and silver prices with massive derivatives and you can do anything you want on the monetary front…or the geopolitical front.”

As Weir pints out, the problem today is that many people now know what is going on – as he says: “At least the awake Sheeple know- even if they cannot join all the dots together, especially in relation to the current Ukraine situation and, more importantly President Putin and Russia.

“Putin is especially keyed in so these “economic sanctions” Obama is imposing on Russia are absolutely useless. Putin and his economic advisers are laughing hysterically at the Obama Administration’s antics!

“There are 8 days left until Crimea votes on their Independence from the Ukraine. If the vote is allowed to happen there’s a 99% chance it will pass as most of Crimea wants to be back in Mother Russia’s arms. Putin wants this too as he was around in the 1990′s when the US destroyed Russia by implementing Project Hammer.”

Weir cites a revealing 5- page document entitled  Collateral Damage: U.S. Covert Operations and the Terrorist Attacks on September 11 2001, this section of which deals with Project Hammer:

…What the public record suggests is that with the beginning of the first Bush Presidency in 1989, George H.W. Bush initiated a program of covert economic warfare to bring about the collapse of the Soviet Union. The name of this program appears to be Project Hammer, a previously reported, multi-billion dollar covert operation, ‘third world investment program’ whose investments remain shielded.

This program consisted of four major covert operations including:

1) Theft of the Soviet treasury
2) Currency destabilization of the Ruble
3) Funding of the KGB Generals’ August 1991 coup against Gorbachev
4) Takeover of the key energy and defense industries in the Soviet Union.

…The covert securities used to accomplish the original national security objective of ending the Cold War ended up in the vaults of the brokers in the World Trade Center, and were destroyed on September 11, 2001. They came due for settlement and clearing on September 12. The federal Agency investigating these bonds – The Office of Naval Intelligence – was in the section of the Pentagon that was destroyed on September 11.

Here’s a longer, introductory excerpt and a link to the full manuscript titled Collateral Damage: U.S. Covert Operations and the Terrorist Attacks on September 11 2001. Published by ep heidner, Scribd. There is much truth in this document and, as Weir says: “Let’s face it. This document, Collateral Damage, is the REAL report on 911 as it details who was involved, why it was done and how they got away with it. Further, I have good reason to believe this document was written by the US Office of Naval Intelligence itself and it was NOT just another “911 Truther” putting the pieces together.”

Collateral Damage: U.S. Covert Operations and the Terrorist Attacks on September 11 2001

On September 11, 2001 the definition of National Security changed for most U.S. citizens. For an entire post war generation, “National Security” meant protection from nuclear attack. On that day, Americans redefined that threat. On September 11, 2001 three hijacked airliners (Stephen: This ’cause’ is now widely disputed) hit three separate buildings with such precision and skill that many observers believe those flights were controlled by something other than the poorly trained hijackers in the cockpits. This report contends that not only were the buildings targets, but that specific offices within each building were the designated targets. These offices unknowingly held information which if exposed, subsequently would expose a national security secret of unimaginable magnitude. Protecting that secret was the motivation for the September 11th attacks. This report is about that national security secret: its origins and impact.

The intent of the report is to provide a context for understanding the events of September 11th rather than to define exactly what happened that day.

Initially, it is difficult to see a pattern to the destruction of September 11th other than the total destruction of the World Trade Center, a segment of the Pentagon, four commercial aircraft and the loss of 2,993 lives. However, if the perceived objective of the attack is re-defined from its commonly suggested ‘symbolic’ designation as either ‘a terrorist attack’ or a ‘new Pearl Harbor,’ and one begins by looking at it as purely a crime with specific objectives(as opposed to a political action), there is a compelling logic to the pattern of destruction. This article provides research into the early claims by Dick Eastman, Tom Flocco, V.K. Durham and Karl Schwarz that the September11th attacks were meant as a cover-up for financial crimes being investigated by the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), whose offices in the Pentagon were destroyed on September 11th.

After six years of research, this report presents corroborating evidence which supports their claims, and proposes a new rationale for the September 11th attacks. In doing so, many of the anomalies – or inconvenient facts surrounding this event – take on a meaning that is consistent with the claims of Eastman et al.

The hypothesis of this report is: the attacks of September 11th were intended to cover-up the clearing of $240 billion dollars in securities covertly created in September 1991 to fund a covert economic war against the Soviet Union, during which ‘unknown’ western investors bought up much of the Soviet industry, with a focus on oil and gas. The attacks of September 11th also served to derail multiple Federal investigations away from crimes associated with the 1991 covert operation. In doing so, the attacks were justified under the cardinal rule of intelligence: “protect your resources” and consistent with a modus operandi of sacrificing lives for a greater cause. The case for detailed targeting of the attacks begins with analysis of the attack on the Pentagon.

After one concludes that the targeting of the ONI office in the Pentagon was not random – and that information is presented later – one then must ask: is it possible that the planes that hit the World Trade Center, and the bombs reported by various witnesses to have been set off inside the buildings 1, 6 and 7 and the basement of the Towers, were deliberately located to support the execution of a crime of mind-boggling proportions? In considering that question, a pattern emerges.

For the crimes alleged by Eastman, Flocco, Durham and Schwarz to be successful, the vault in the basement of the World Trade Center, and its contents – less than a billion in gold, but hundreds of billions of dollars of government securities – had to be destroyed. A critical mass of brokers from the major government security brokerages in the Twin Towers had to be eliminated to create chaos in the government securities market. A situation needed to be created wherein $240 billion dollars of covert securities could be electronically “cleared” without anyone asking questions- which happened when the Federal Reserve declared an emergency and invoked its “emergency powers.” that very afternoon. The ongoing Federal investigations into the crimes funded by those securities needed to be ended or disrupted by destroying evidence in Buildings 6, 7 and 1.

Finally, one has to understand and demonstrate the inconceivable: that $240 billion in covert, and possibly illegal government funding could have been and were created in September of 1991. Filling in the last piece of the puzzle requires understanding 50 years of history of key financial organizations in the United States, understanding how U.S. Intelligence became a key source of their off-balance sheet accounts, and why this was sanctioned by every President since Truman. With that, a pattern of motivation is defined which allows government leaders and intelligence operatives to ‘rationalize’ a decision to cause the death 3,000 citizens.

To continue treading this fascinating document see link below.

Coincidentally (again, is it?), Ukraine became an independent country in 1991…

So, when we  look at all the bits of this complex puzzle above, and see how they interlock and overlap, we see the bigger picture that many of us are currently ‘feeling’ about the Ukraine situation – one which appears to have had its foundations in 1991, resulted in 9/11, and continues to this day.

St-Michaels-Kiev-Ukraine-200x200St Michael’s in the Ukraine capital, Kiev

I expect Ukraine may contain one of the major plot changes, if not the final one, in what is a highly organised, highly strategic, covert, tumultuous and world-changing saga.

Above all, it shows us that – just like the even ‘bigger’ picture – everything is connected in some way, at this and every moment in time.

Which leads me to add: one of the Ukraine capital Kiev’s most famous, historical and eye-catching landmarks is the resplendent, gold-domed monastery, above.. It’s name? St Michael’s. I doubt that’s any coincidence either.

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS OF ST. MICHAEL’S MONASTRY/CATHEDRAL ADDED BY NANCY

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St. Michael on cathedral


Links to the full articles, excerpts of which are featured in this post:

Russia’s Military Intervention In Ukraine And Exopolitics, written by Dr Michael Salla, March 4, 2014 – http://exopolitics.org/russias-military-intervention-in-ukraine-and-exopolitics/
Russia Wants IMF to Move Ahead on Reforms Without US: Sources, report by Reuters : http://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/21859386/exclusive-russia-wants-imf-to-move-ahead-on-reforms-without-u-s-sources/
Jim Willie: Ukraine is the Waterloo Event for the US Dollar – http://www.silverdoctors.com/jim-willie-ukraine-is-the-waterloo-event-for-the-us-dollar/
Collateral Damage: U.S. Covert Operations and the Terrorist Attacks on September 11 2001
. Published by ep heidner, Scribd. http://www.scribd.com/doc/9442970/Collateral-Damage-US-Covert-Operations-and-the-Terrorist-Attacks-on-September-11-200128062008
You can find Bix Weir at: www.RoadtoRoota.com
Links to documentaries mentioned above:
Roger Moore’s eight-part 1998 documentary, The Secret KGB UFO Files, shows some of the best UFO footage ever captured on film.
UFO Disclosure in Russia.” features high-ranking military officials and former KGB agents talking about extra-terrestrial life.

WESTERN MERCENARIES BEHIND KILLING DEMONSTRATORS IN UKRAINE

NOTE BY NANCY:  I am sharing this in order to encourage Americans to stop falling for the lies that have led us into war numerous times.  VETERANS TODAY is a very reputable news journal … I encourage you to get your news there and stop viewing our mainstream media.   

WESTERN MERCENARIES BEHIND KILLING DEMONSTRATORS IN UKRAINE

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I don’t know who the Western spinmeisters think they are fooling. Since the official end of the Cold War and defense spending was scaled back, it did not take the warmongers long to create a new plan to replace the old Cold War and keep those defense contracts flowing….

The Western media is playing its dutiful and assigned propaganda role of hyping a false Russian threat of reverting back to its expansionist days and needing to be stopped now. We also know they are smart enough to know just the opposite is happening.

READ MORE:  http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/03/06/western-mercenaries-behind-killing-demonstrators-in-ukraine/  

 

Putin’s full one hour interview transcript – Vladimir Putin answered journalists’ questions on the situation in Ukraine

Putin’s full one hour interview transcript

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VETERANS TODAY:  MILITARY & FOREIGN AFFAIRS JOURNAL

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Vladimir Putin answered journalists’ questions on the situation in Ukraine

March 4,  2014,  15:40  Novo-Ogaryovo,  Moscow Region

The President of Russia met with media representatives to answer a number of their questions, in particular with regard to the situation in Ukraine.

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 The man who never overreacts

[ Editors Note:   This is something I strongly urge you all to copy and paste into a Putin file. And you will need to read it twice, like a day later as there is a lot here.

Why?…because you will see something that we in the West don’t get to see very much, top leaders speaking to us without carefully scripted material where they are in effect acting as a stand in from their own press agents.

You will not see a bunch of focus group-tested phrases being used like our people do, all given the OK by the shrinks to produce the desired image in the listeners’ minds, which is even more valuable when you are lying.

Being a very effective liar in politics has never really been considered a resume stain. The trick is in telling lies that people are basically inclined to want to here, and ones you know that ‘helpers’ in the media and the think tank shilling industry will be validating the week after you tell them. The public rewards professional liars above all others.

Think what you may about Putin, the guy is real, and his brand is to not act like the others, hence the lack of histrionics from him on the Ukraine Western manufactured crisis to install a puppet government in what they plan will be their major destabilization base on the Russian border.

Other little items banned from our Western media are gems like…’calls by Russia for sanctions against the US and EU on Afghanistan…zero…in Iraq…zero…on Libya…zero…on Syria…zero…on the Ukraine…zero.’ I think you can get the message why our ‘free media’ leaves stuff like this out and goes for ‘Putin the invader.’

My point in sharing this with you is not a pro-Putin pitch. He can do that himself. It is to show by comparison what phonies we have representing us almost all the time in our high positions.

There are many in our Intelligence community who consider this ‘shortcoming’ our most serious national security issue. And they hold our Congress in total contempt, and what they are holding on them would send many to jail for life, but they are not allowed to use it… But they know…and so do you… Jim W. Dean ]

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PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA VLADIMIR PUTIN: Good afternoon, colleagues,

How shall we do this? This is what I’d like to suggest: let’s have a conversation, rather than an interview. Therefore, I would ask you to begin by stating all your questions, I will jot them down and try to answer them, and then we will have a more detailed discussion of the specifics that interest you most.

Let’s begin.

QUESTION: Mr President, I would like to ask (you took a lengthy pause, so we have quite a few questions by now) how you assess the events in Kiev? Do you think that the Government and the Acting President, who are currently in power in Kiev, are legitimate? Are you ready to communicate with them, and on what terms? Do you yourself think it possible now to return to the agreements of February 21, which we all talk about so often?

QUESTION: Mr President, Russia has promised financial aid to Crimea and instructions were issued to the Finance Ministry yesterday. Is there a clear understanding of how much we are giving, where the money is coming from, on what terms and when? The situation there is very difficult.

QUESTION: When, on what terms and in what scope can military force be used in Ukraine? To what extent does this comply with Russia’s international agreements? Did the military exercises that have just finished have anything to do with the possible use of force?

QUESTION: We would like to know more about Crimea. Do you think that the provocations are over or that there remains a threat to the Russian citizens who are now in Crimea and to the Russian-speaking population? What are the general dynamics there – is the situation changing for the better or for the worse? We are hearing different reports from there.

QUESTION: If you do decide to use force, have you thought through all the possible risks for yourself, for the country and for the world: economic sanctions, weakened global security, a possible visa ban or greater isolation for Russia, as western politicians are demanding?

QUESTION: Yesterday the Russian stock market fell sharply in response to the Federation Council’s vote, and the ruble exchange rates hit record lows. Did you expect such a reaction? What do you think are the possible consequences for the economy? Is there a need for any special measures now, and of what kind? For instance, do you think the Central Bank’s decision to shift to a floating ruble exchange rate may have been premature? Do you think it should be revoked?

VLADIMIR PUTIN: Fine, let us stop here for now. I will begin, and then we will continue. Don’t worry; I will try to answer as many questions as possible.

First of all, my assessment of what happened in Kiev and in Ukraine in general. There can only be one assessment: this was an anti-constitutional takeover, an armed seizure of power. Does anyone question this? Nobody does. There is a question here that neither I, nor my colleagues, with whom I have been discussing the situation in Ukraine a great deal over these past days, as you know – none of us can answer. The question is why was this done?

I would like to draw your attention to the fact that President Yanukovych, through the mediation of the Foreign Ministers of three European countries – Poland, Germany and France – and in the presence of my representative (this was the Russian Human Rights Commissioner Vladimir Lukin) signed an agreement with the opposition on February 21. I would like to stress that under that agreement (I am not saying this was good or bad, just stating the fact) Mr Yanukovych actually handed over power. He agreed to all the opposition’s demands: he agreed to early parliamentary elections, to early presidential elections, and to return to the 2004 Constitution, as demanded by the opposition. He gave a positive response to our request, the request of western countries and, first of all, of the opposition not to use force. He did not issue a single illegal order to shoot at the poor demonstrators. Moreover, he issued orders to withdraw all police forces from the capital, and they complied. He went to Kharkov to attend an event, and as soon as he left, instead of releasing the occupied administrative buildings, they immediately occupied the President’s residence and the Government building – all that instead of acting on the agreement.

I ask myself, what was the purpose of all this? I want to understand why this was done. He had in fact given up his power already, and as I believe, as I told him, he had no chance of being re-elected. Everybody agrees on this, everyone I have been speaking to on the telephone these past few days. What was the purpose of all those illegal, unconstitutional actions, why did they have to create this chaos in the country? Armed and masked militants are still roaming the streets of Kiev. This is a question to which there is no answer. Did they wish to humiliate someone and show their power? I think these actions are absolutely foolish. The result is the absolute opposite of what they expected, because their actions have significantly destabilised the east and southeast of Ukraine.

Now over to how this situation came about.

In my opinion, this revolutionary situation has been brewing for a long time, since the first days of Ukraine’s independence.  The ordinary Ukrainian citizen, the ordinary guy suffered during the rule of Nicholas II, during the reign of Kuchma, and Yushchenko, and Yanukovych. Nothing or almost nothing has changed for the better. Corruption has reached dimensions that are unheard of here in Russia. Accumulation of wealth and social stratification – problems that are also acute in this country – are much worse in Ukraine, radically worse. Out there, they are beyond anything we can imagine. Generally, people wanted change, but one should not support illegal change.

Only constitutional means should be used on the post-Soviet space, where political structures are still very fragile, and economies are still weak. Going beyond the constitutional field would always be a cardinal mistake in such a situation.  Incidentally, I understand those people on Maidan, though I do not support this kind of turnover. I understand the people on Maidan who are calling for radical change rather than some cosmetic remodelling of power. Why are they demanding this? Because they have grown used to seeing one set of thieves being replaced by another. Moreover, the people in the regions do not even participate in forming their own regional governments. There was a period in this country when the President appointed regional leaders, but then the local legislative authorities had to approve them, while in Ukraine they are appointed directly. We have now moved on to elections, while they are nowhere near this. And they began appointing all sorts of oligarchs and billionaires to govern the eastern regions of the country. No wonder the people do not accept this, no wonder they think that as a result of dishonest privatisation (just as many people think here as well) people have become rich and now they also have been brought to power.

For example, Mr Kolomoisky was appointed Governor of Dnepropetrovsk. This is a unique crook. He even managed to cheat our oligarch Roman Abramovich two or three years ago.  Scammed him, as our intellectuals like to say. They signed some deal, Abramovich transferred several billion dollars, while this guy never delivered and pocketed the money. When I asked him [Abramovich]: “Why did you do it?” he said: “I never thought this was possible.” I do not know, by the way, if he ever got his money back and if the deal was closed.  But this really did happen a couple of years ago. And now this crook is appointed Governor of Dnepropetrovsk. No wonder the people are dissatisfied. They were dissatisfied and will remain so if those who refer to themselves as the legitimate authorities continue in the same fashion.

Most importantly, people should have the right to determine their own future, that of their families and of their region, and to have equal participation in it. I would like to stress this: wherever a person lives, whatever part of the country, he or she should have the right to equal participation in determining the future of the country.

Are the current authorities legitimate? The Parliament is partially, but all the others are not. The current Acting President is definitely not legitimate. There is only one legitimate President, from a legal standpoint. Clearly, he has no power. However, as I have already said, and will repeat: Yanukovych is the only undoubtedly legitimate President.

There are three ways of removing a President under Ukrainian law: one is his death, the other is when he personally steps down, and the third is impeachment. The latter is a well-deliberated constitutional norm. It has to involve the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court and the Rada. This is a complicated and lengthy procedure. It was not carried out.  Therefore, from a legal perspective this is an undisputed fact.

Moreover, I think this may be why they disbanded the Constitutional Court, which runs counter to all legal norms of both Ukraine and Europe. They not only disbanded the Constitutional Court in an illegitimate fashion, but they also – just think about it – instructed the Prosecutor General’s Office to launch criminal proceedings against members of the Constitutional Court. What is that all about? Is this what they call free justice? How can you instruct anyone to start criminal proceedings? If a crime, a criminal offence, has been committed, the law enforcement agencies see this and react. But instructing them to file criminal charges is nonsense, it’s monkey business.

Maidan, though I do not support this kind of turnover. I understand the people on Maidan who are calling for radical change rather than some cosmetic remodelling of power. Why are they demanding this? Because they have grown used to seeing one set of thieves being replaced by another. Moreover, the people in the regions do not even participate in forming their own regional governments. There was a period in this country when the President appointed regional leaders, but then the local legislative authorities had to approve them, while in Ukraine they are appointed directly. We have now moved on to elections, while they are nowhere near this. And they began appointing all sorts of oligarchs and billionaires to govern the eastern regions of the country. No wonder the people do not accept this, no wonder they think that as a result of dishonest privatisation (just as many people think here as well) people have become rich and now they also have been brought to power.

For example, Mr Kolomoisky was appointed Governor of Dnepropetrovsk. This is a unique crook. He even managed to cheat our oligarch Roman Abramovich two or three years ago.  Scammed him, as our intellectuals like to say. They signed some deal, Abramovich transferred several billion dollars, while this guy never delivered and pocketed the money. When I asked him [Abramovich]: “Why did you do it?” he said: “I never thought this was possible.” I do not know, by the way, if he ever got his money back and if the deal was closed.  But this really did happen a couple of years ago. And now this crook is appointed Governor of Dnepropetrovsk. No wonder the people are dissatisfied. They were dissatisfied and will remain so if those who refer to themselves as the legitimate authorities continue in the same fashion.

Most importantly, people should have the right to determine their own future, that of their families and of their region, and to have equal participation in it. I would like to stress this: wherever a person lives, whatever part of the country, he or she should have the right to equal participation in determining the future of the country.

Are the current authorities legitimate? The Parliament is partially, but all the others are not. The current Acting President is definitely not legitimate. There is only one legitimate President, from a legal standpoint. Clearly, he has no power. However, as I have already said, and will repeat: Yanukovych is the only undoubtedly legitimate President.

There are three ways of removing a President under Ukrainian law: one is his death, the other is when he personally steps down, and the third is impeachment. The latter is a well-deliberated constitutional norm. It has to involve the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court and the Rada. This is a complicated and lengthy procedure. It was not carried out.  Therefore, from a legal perspective this is an undisputed fact.

Moreover, I think this may be why they disbanded the Constitutional Court, which runs counter to all legal norms of both Ukraine and Europe. They not only disbanded the Constitutional Court in an illegitimate fashion, but they also – just think about it – instructed the Prosecutor General’s Office to launch criminal proceedings against members of the Constitutional Court. What is that all about? Is this what they call free justice? How can you instruct anyone to start criminal proceedings? If a crime, a criminal offence, has been committed, the law enforcement agencies see this and react. But instructing them to file criminal charges is nonsense, it’s monkey business.

Now about financial aid to Crimea. As you may know, we have decided to organise work in the Russian regions to aid Crimea, which has turned to us for humanitarian support. We will provide it, of course. I cannot say how much, when or how – the Government is working on this, by bringing together the regions bordering on Crimea, by providing additional support to our regions so they could help the people in Crimea. We will do it, of course.

Regarding the deployment of troops, the use of armed forces.  So far, there is no need for it, but the possibility remains. I would like to say here that the military exercises we recently held had nothing to do with the events in Ukraine.  This was pre-planned, but we did not disclose these plans, naturally, because this was a snap inspection of the forces’ combat readiness. We planned this a long time ago, the Defence Minister reported to me and I had the order ready to begin the exercise. As you may know, the exercises are over; I gave the order for the troops to return to their regular dislocations yesterday.

What can serve as a reason to use the Armed Forces? Such a measure would certainly be the very last resort.

First, the issue of legitimacy. As you may know, we have a direct appeal from the incumbent and, as I said, legitimate President of Ukraine, Mr Yanukovych, asking us to use the Armed Forces to protect the lives, freedom and health of the citizens of Ukraine.

What is our biggest concern? We see the rampage of reactionary forces, nationalist and anti-Semitic forces going on in certain parts of Ukraine, including Kiev. I am sure you, members of the media, saw how one of the governors was chained and handcuffed to something and they poured water over him, in the cold of winter. After that, by the way, he was locked up in a cellar and tortured. What is all this about? Is this democracy? Is this some manifestation of democracy? He was actually only recently appointed to this position, in December, I believe. Even if we accept that they are all corrupt there, he had barely had time to steal anything.

And do you know what happened when they seized the Party of Regions building? There were no party members there at all at the time. Some two-three employees came out, one was an engineer, and he said to the attackers: “Could you let us go, and let the women out, please. I’m an engineer, I have nothing to do with politics.” He was shot right there in front of the crowd. Another employee was led to a cellar and then they threw Molotov cocktails at him and burned him alive.  Is this also a manifestation of democracy?

When we see this we understand what worries the citizens of Ukraine, both Russian and Ukrainian, and the Russian-speaking population in the eastern and southern regions of Ukraine. It is this uncontrolled crime that worries them. Therefore, if we see such uncontrolled crime spreading to the eastern regions of the country, and if the people ask us for help, while we already have the official request from the legitimate President, we retain the right to use all available means to protect those people. We believe this would be absolutely legitimate. This is our last resort.

Moreover, here is what I would like to say: we have always considered Ukraine not only a neighbour, but also a brotherly neighbouring republic, and will continue to do so. Our Armed Forces are comrades in arms, friends, many of whom know each other personally. I am certain, and I stress, I am certain that the Ukrainian military and the Russian military will not be facing each other, they will be on the same side in a fight.

Incidentally, the things I am talking about – this unity – is what is happening in Crimea. You should note that, thank God, not a single gunshot has been fired there; there are no casualties, except for that crush on the square about a week ago. What was going on there? People came, surrounded units of the armed forces and talked to them, convincing them to follow the demands and the will of the people living in that area. There was not a single armed conflict, not a single gunshot.

Thus the tension in Crimea that was linked to the possibility of using our Armed Forces simply died down and there was no need to use them. The only thing we had to do, and we did it, was to enhance the defence of our military facilities because they were constantly receiving threats and we were aware of the armed nationalists moving in. We did this, it was the right thing to do and very timely. Therefore, I proceed from the idea that we will not have to do anything of the kind in eastern Ukraine.

There is something I would like to stress, however. Obviously, what I am going to say now is not within my authority and we do not intend to interfere. However, we firmly believe that all citizens of Ukraine, I repeat, wherever they live, should be given the same equal right to participate in the life of their country and in determining its future.

If I were in the shoes of those who consider themselves the legitimate authorities, I would not waste time and go through all the necessary procedures, because they do not have a national mandate to conduct the domestic, foreign and economic policy of Ukraine, and especially to determine its future.

Now, the stock market. As you may know, the stock market was jumpy even before the situation in Ukraine deteriorated. This is primarily linked to the policy of the US Federal Reserve, whose recent decisions enhanced the attractiveness of investing in the US economy and investors began moving their funds from the developing markets to the American market. This is a general trend and it has nothing to do with Ukraine. I believe it was India that suffered most, as well as the other BRICS states. Russia was hit as well, not as hard as India, but it was. This is the fundamental reason.

As for the events in Ukraine, politics always influence the stock market in one way or another. Money likes quiet, stability and calm. However, I think this is a tactical, temporary development and a temporary influence.

Your questions, please.

QUESTION: Mr President, can you tell us if you expected such a harsh reaction to Russia’s actions from your western partners? Could you give us any details of your conversations with your western partners? All we’ve heard was a report from the press service. And what do you think about the G8 summit in Sochi – will it take place?

VLADIMIR PUTIN: Regarding the expected reaction, whether the G8 will meet and about the conversations. Our conversations are confidential, some are even held over secure lines. Therefore, I am not authorised to disclose what I discussed with my partners. I will, however, refer to some public statements made by my colleagues from the west; without giving any names, I will comment on them in a general sense.

What do we pay attention to? We are often told our actions are illegitimate, but when I ask, “Do you think everything you do is legitimate?” they say “yes”. Then, I have to recall the actions of the United States in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya, where they either acted without any UN sanctions or completely distorted the content of such resolutions, as was the case with Libya. There, as you may know, the resolution only spoke of closing the airspace for government aircraft, while it all ended with bomb attacks and special forces land operations.

Our partners, especially in the United Sates, always clearly formulate their own geopolitical and state interests and follow them with persistence. Then, using the principle “You’re either with us or against us” they draw the whole world in. And those who do not join in get ‘beaten’ until they do.

Our approach is different. We proceed from the conviction that we always act legitimately. I have personally always been an advocate of acting in compliance with international law. I would like to stress yet again that if we do make the decision, if I do decide to use the Armed Forces, this will be a legitimate decision in full compliance with both general norms of international law, since we have the appeal of the legitimate President, and with our commitments, which in this case coincide with our interests to protect the people with whom we have close historical, cultural and economic ties. Protecting these people is in our national interests. This is a humanitarian mission. We do not intend to subjugate anyone or to dictate to anyone. However, we cannot remain indifferent if we see that they are being persecuted, destroyed and humiliated. However, I sincerely hope it never gets to that.

QUESTION: How do you assess the reaction of the west to the events in Ukraine and their threats regarding Russia: are we facing the possibility of sanctions or withdrawal from the G8?

VLADIMIR PUTIN: Regarding sanctions. It is primarily those who intend to apply them that need to consider their consequences. I believe that in the modern world, where everything is interconnected and interdependent, it is possible to cause damage to another country, but this will be mutual damage and one should bear this in mind.  This is one thing.

The second and the most important thing. I have already told you what motivates us.  And what motivates our partners? They supported an unconstitutional armed take-over, declared these people legitimate and are trying to support them. By the way, despite all of this we have been patient and even ready to cooperate; we do not want to disrupt our cooperation. As you may know, a few days ago I instructed the Government to consider how we can maintain contacts even with those powers in Kiev that we do not consider legitimate in order to retain our ties in the economy and industry. We think our actions have been absolutely reasonable, while any threat against Russia is counterproductive and harmful.

As for the G8, I do not know. We will be ready to host the summit with our colleagues. If they do not want to come – so be it.

QUESTION: Can I add about contacts? The way I see it, you consider the Prime Minister of Crimea Mr Aksyonov to be a legitimate representative of government authorities. Are you ready to have any contacts with those who consider themselves the legitimate authorities in Kiev?

VLADIMIR PUTIN: I have just spoken about it. You must have missed it.

QUESTION: I mean, at the top level for a political solution.

VLADIMIR PUTIN: I do not have a partner at the top level there. There is no president there, and there cannot be one until the general elections.

As for Crimea, the Parliament there was formed in 2010, in December 2010 if I remember correctly. There are 100 MPs representing six political parties. After the previous Prime Minister resigned, the Crimean Parliament, in compliance with the existing legislation and procedures elected a new Prime Minister at a session of the Crimean Supreme Council. He is definitely legitimate.  They have complied with all the procedures envisaged by the law; there is not a single violation. However, when a few days ago a group of armed men tried to occupy the building of the Crimean Supreme Soviet, this caused the concern of the local residents. It seemed as though someone wanted to apply the Kiev scenario in Crimea and to launch a series of terrorist attacks and cause chaos. Naturally, this causes grave concern among the local residents. That is why they set up self-defence committees and took control over all the armed forces.

Incidentally, I was studying the brief yesterday to see what they took over – it is like a fortified zone. There are several dozen C-300 units, several dozen air-defence missile systems, 22,000 service members and a lot more.  However, as I said, this is all in the hands of the people of Crimea and without a single gunshot.

QUESTION: Mr President, a clarification if I may. The people who were blocking the Ukrainian Army units in Crimea were wearing uniforms that strongly resembled the Russian Army uniform. Were those Russian soldiers, Russian military?

VLADIMIR PUTIN: Why don’t you take a look at the post-Soviet states. There are many uniforms there that are similar. You can go to a store and buy any kind of uniform.

QUESTION: But were they Russian soldiers or not?

VLADIMIR PUTIN: Those were local self-defence units.

QUESTION: How well trained are they? If we compare them to the self-defence units in Kiev…

VLADIMIR PUTIN: My dear colleague, look how well trained the people who operated in Kiev were. As we all know they were trained at special bases in neighbouring states: in Lithuania, Poland and in Ukraine itself too. They were trained by instructors for extended periods. They were divided into dozens and hundreds, their actions were coordinated, they had good communication systems. It was all like clockwork.  Did you see them in action? They looked very professional, like special forces. Why do you think those in Crimea should be any worse?

QUESTION: In that case, can I specify: did we take part in training Crimean self-defence forces?

VLADIMIR PUTIN: No, we did not.

QUESTION: How do you see the future of Crimea? Do you consider the possibility of it joining Russia?

VLADIMIR PUTIN: No, we do not. Generally, I believe that only residents of a given country who have the freedom of will and are in complete safety can and should determine their future. If this right was granted to the Albanians in Kosovo, if this was made possible in many different parts of the world, then nobody has ruled out the right of nations to self-determination, which, as far as I know, is fixed by several UN documents.  However, we will in no way provoke any such decision and will not breed such sentiments.

I would like to stress that I believe only the people living in a given territory have the right to determine their own future.

QUESTION: Two questions. You said that sending troops into Ukraine is an extreme measure, but you are nevertheless not ruling it out. Still, if Russian troops enter Ukraine, it could start a war. Doesn’t that bother you?

And a second question. You say that Yanukovych did not give the order to shoot people. But somebody shot at the protestors. And clearly, these were snipers, trained snipers.

VLADIMIR PUTIN: You know, some people, including those who were recently among the protestors, have expressed the opinion that these were provocateurs from one of the opposition parties. Have you heard this?

REPLY: No, I have not heard this.

VLADIMIR PUTIN: Look at these materials – they are freely available. That is why it is very difficult to get to the bottom of the situation. But you and I saw for ourselves when the Berkut fighters stood there with their shields and were shot at – and those were not air weapons that were used against them but assault weapons that pierced their shields. That is something we saw for certain. As for who gave the orders – that I do not know. I only know what Mr Yanukovych told me. And he told me that he did not give any orders, and moreover, he gave instructions – after signing a corresponding agreement – to even withdraw all militia units from the capital.

If you want, I can tell you even more. He called me on the phone and I told him not to do it. I said, “You will have anarchy, you will have chaos in the capital. Think about the people.” But he did it anyway. And as soon as he did it, his office was seized, and that of the government, and the chaos I had warned him about and which continues to this day, erupted.

QUESTION: What about the first question? Are you concerned that a war could break out?

VLADIMIR PUTIN: I am not concerned, because we do not plan and we will not fight with the Ukrainian people.

QUESTION: But there are Ukrainian troops, there is the Ukrainian army.

VLADIMIR PUTIN: Listen carefully. I want you to understand me clearly: if we make that decision, it will only be to protect Ukrainian citizens. And let’s see those troops try to shoot their own people, with us behind them – not in the front, but behind. Let them just try to shoot at women and children! I would like to see those who would give that order in Ukraine.

QUESTION: Can I ask a question, Mr President? Our colleagues, my colleagues, who are currently working in Ukraine, are saying practically every day that the situation for the Berkut fighters is only getting worse (perhaps with the exception of Crimea). In particular, in Kiev, there are injured Berkut officers who are in hospitals now, where nobody is treating them and they are not even getting fed. And their families, including elderly family members, they simply cannot leave the house, because they are not being allowed; there are barricades all around, they are being humiliated. Can you comment on this? And can Russia help these families and colleagues?

VLADIMIR PUTIN: Yes, this issue is of great concern to us. After all, these are not Russia’s Interior Ministry officers, and we were not managing the situation there. But out of humanitarian considerations, it would be good if our human rights organisations got involved in this as well; we might ask Vladimir Lukin, either alone or together with his colleagues, representatives from France, Germany and Poland, with whom he participated in developing the well-known document of February 21, 2014, to go on location and see what is happening there with these Berkut officers, who have not broken any laws and acted in accordance with their orders. They are military service members, they stood there facing bullets, they were doused with fire and had Molotov cocktails thrown at them. They have been wounded and injured and are now in a hospital. It is even hard to imagine – even prisoners of war are being fed and treated. But they not only stopped treating them, they even stopped feeding them. And they have surrounded the building where these fighters’ families live and are bullying them. I think that human rights organisations must pay attention to this. And we, for our part, are ready to provide them with medical care here in Russia.

QUESTION: Mr President, getting back to the West’s reaction. Following the US Secretary of State’s harsh statement, the Federation Council suggested that we recall our ambassador to the United States. Do you support this idea?

VLADIMIR PUTIN: The US Secretary of State is certainly an important person, but he is not the ultimate authority that determines the United States’ foreign policy. We hear statements from various politicians and representatives of various political forces. This would be an extreme measure. If necessary, it will be used. But I really don’t want to use it, because I think Russia is not the only one interested in cooperation with its partners on an international level and in such areas as economy, politics and foreign security; our partners are just as interested in this cooperation. It is very easy to destroy these instruments of cooperation and it would be very difficult to rebuild them.

QUESTION: Russia got involved in Yanukovych’s fate. How do you see his future role and his future destiny?

VLADIMIR PUTIN: You know, it is very hard for me to say; I have not analysed it carefully. I think he has no political future, and I have told him so. As for “getting involved in his fate” – we did this on purely humanitarian grounds. Death is the easiest way for getting rid of a legitimate president, and I think that is what would have happened. I think they would have simply killed him. Incidentally, the question arises: what for?

After all, look at how it all began, what triggered these events. The formal reason was that he did not sign the European Union Association Agreement. Today, this seems like nonsense; it is ridiculous to even talk about. But I want to point out that he did not refuse to sign the association agreement. He said: “We have carefully analysed it, and its content does not correspond with our national interests. We cannot sharply increase energy prices for our people, because our people are already in a rather difficult position. We cannot do this, and that, and that. We cannot immediately break our economic ties with Russia, because our cooperation is very extensive.”

I have already presented these figures: out of approximately 14 billion [dollars] in export, approximately 5 billion represents second and third technological processing level products exported to Russia. In other words, just about all engineering products are exported to Russia; the West is not buying any Ukrainian products. And to take all this and break it apart, to introduce European technical standards in the Ukrainian economy, which, thankfully or unfortunately, we are not using at the moment. We will adopt those standards at some point, but currently, we do not have those standards in Russia. This means the next day, our relations and cooperation ties will be broken, enterprises will come to a standstill and unemployment will increase. And what did Yanukovych say? He said, “I cannot do this so suddenly, let’s discuss this further.” He did not refuse to sign it, he asked for a chance to discuss this document some more, and then all this craziness began.

And why? Did he do something outside the scope of his authority? He acted absolutely within the scope of his authority; he did not infringe on anything. It was simply an excuse to support the forces opposing him in a fight for power. Overall, this is nothing special. But did it really need to be taken to this level of anarchy, to an unconstitutional overthrow and armed seizure of power, subsequently plunging the nation into the chaos where it finds itself today? I think this is unacceptable. And it is not the first time our Western partners are doing this in Ukraine. I sometimes get the feeling that somewhere across that huge puddle, in America, people sit in a lab and conduct experiments, as if with rats, without actually understanding the consequences of what they are doing. Why did they need to do this? Who can explain this? There is no explanation at all for it.

The same thing happened during the first Maidan uprising, when Yanukovych was blocked from power. Why did we need that third round of elections? In other words, it was turned into a farce – Ukraine’s political life was turned into a farce. There was no compliance with the Constitution at all. You see, we are now teaching people that if one person can violate any law, anyone else can do the same, and that’s what causes chaos. That is the danger. Instead, we need to teach our society to follow other traditions: traditions of respecting the main law of the nation, the Constitution, and all other laws. Of course, we will not always succeed, but I think acting like this – like a bull in a china shop is counterproductive and very dangerous.

Please.

QUESTION: Mr President, Turchynov is illegitimate, from your point of view.

VLADIMIR PUTIN: As President, yes.

QUESTION: But the Rada is partially legitimate.

VLADIMIR PUTIN: Yes.

QUESTION: Are Yatsenyuk and the Cabinet legitimate? And if Russia is concerned about the growing strength of radical elements, they grow stronger every time they find themselves facing a hypothetical enemy, which in their view, they currently consider Russia and Russia’s position of being ready to send in troops. Question: does it make sense and is it possible to hold talks with moderate forces in the Ukrainian government, with Yatsenyuk, and is he legitimate?

VLADIMIR PUTIN: Listen, it seems like you didn’t hear what I have said. I already said that three days ago, I gave instructions to the Government to renew contacts at the government level with their colleagues in the corresponding ministries and departments in Ukraine, in order not to disrupt economic ties, to support them in their attempts to reconstruct the economy. Those were my direct instructions to the Russian Government. Moreover, Mr Medvedev is in contact with [Arseniy] Yatsenyuk. And I know that Sergei Naryshkin, as speaker of the Russian parliament, is in contact with [Oleksandr] Turchynov. But, I repeat, all our trade and economic and other ties, our humanitarian ties, can be developed in full only after the situation is normalised and presidential elections are held.

QUESTION: Gazprom has already said that it is reverting to its old gas prices beginning in April.

VLADIMIR PUTIN: Gazprom could not have said that; you were not listening carefully or it did not express itself clearly. Gazprom is not reverting to the old prices. It simply does not want to extend the current discounts, which it had agreed to apply or not apply on a quarterly basis. Even before all these events, even before they hit the crisis point. I know about the negotiations between Gazprom and its partners. Gazprom and the Government of the Russian Federation agreed that Gazprom would introduce a discount by reducing gas prices to $268.50 per 1,000 cubic metres. The Government of Russia provides the first tranche of the loan, which is formally not a loan but a bond purchase – a quasi-loan, $3 billion dollars in the first stage. And the Ukrainian side undertakes to fully repay its debt that arose in the second half of last year and to make regular payments for what they are consuming – for the gas. The debt has not been repaid, regular payments are not being made in full.

Moreover, if the Ukrainian partners fail to make the February payment, the debt will grow even bigger. Today it is around $1.5-1.6 billion. And if they do not fully pay for February, it will be nearly $2 billion. Naturally, in these circumstances, Gazprom says, “Listen guys, since you don’t pay us anyway, and we are only seeing an increase in your debt, let’s lock into the regular price, which is still reduced.” This is a purely commercial component of Gazprom’s activities, which plans for revenues and expenditures in its investment plans like any other major company. If they do not receive the money from their Ukrainian partners on time, then they are undercutting their own investment programmes; this is a real problem for them. And incidentally, this does not have to do with the events in Ukraine or any politics. There was an agreement: “We give you money and reduced gas rates, and you give us regular payments.” They gave them money and reduced gas rates, but the payments are not being made. So naturally, Gazprom says, “Guys, that won’t work.”

QUESTION: Mr President, [German Federal Chancellor] Merkel’s Press Service said after your telephone conversation that you had agreed to send an international fact-finding mission to Ukraine and set up a contact group.

VLADIMIR PUTIN: I said that we have people who have the training and skills needed to be able to examine this issue and discuss it with our German colleagues. This is all possible. I gave the instruction accordingly to our Foreign Minister, who was to or will meet with the German Foreign Minister, Mr Steinmeier, yesterday or today to discuss this matter.

QUESTION: All eyes are on Crimea at the moment of course, but we see what is happening in other parts of Ukraine too, in the east and south. We see what is happening in Kharkov, Donetsk, Lugansk and Odessa. People are raising the Russian flag over government buildings and appealing to Russia for aid and support. Will Russia respond to these events?

VLADIMIR PUTIN: Do you think we have not made any response? I think we’ve just spent the last hour discussing this response. In some cases though, the developments taking place are unexpected in my view. I will not go into the specific details of what I am referring to here, but the reaction that we are seeing from people is understandable, in principle. Did our partners in the West and those who call themselves the government in Kiev now not foresee that events would take this turn? I said to them over and over: Why are you whipping the country into a frenzy like this? What are you doing? But they keep on pushing forward. Of course people in the eastern part of the country realise that they have been left out of the decision-making process.

Essentially, what is needed now is to adopt a new constitution and put it to a referendum so that all of Ukraine’s citizens can take part in the process and influence the choice of basic principles that will form the foundations of their country’s government. But this is not our affair of course. This is something for the Ukrainian people and the Ukrainian authorities to decided one way or another. I think that once a legitimate government is in place and a new president and parliament are elected, which is what is planned, this will probably go ahead. If I were them, I would return to the matter of adopting a constitution and, as I said, putting it to a referendum so that everyone can have their say on it, cast their vote, and then everyone will have to respect it. If people feel they are left out of this process, they will never agree with it and will keep on fighting it. Who needs this kind of thing? But as I said, this is all not our affair.

QUESTION: Will Russia recognise the planned presidential election that will take place in Ukraine?

VLADIMIR PUTIN: Let’s see how it goes. If it is accompanied by the same kind of terror that we are seeing now in Kiev, we will not recognise it.

QUESTION: I want to come back to the West’s reaction. As all this tough talk continues, we have the Paralympics opening in a few days’ time in Sochi. Are these Games at risk of ending up on the brink of disruption, at least as far as international media coverage goes?

VLADIMIR PUTIN: I don’t know, I think it would be the height of cynicism to put the Paralympics at risk. We all know that this is an international sports event at which people with disabilities can show their capabilities, prove to themselves and the entire world that they are not people with limitations, but on the contrary, people with unlimited possibilities, and demonstrate their achievements in sport. If there are people ready to try to disrupt this event, it would show that these are people for whom there really is nothing sacred.

QUESTION: I want to ask about the hypothetical possibility of using the military. People in the West have said that if Russia makes such a decision, it would violate the Budapest Memorandum, under which the United States and some NATO partners consecrated territorial integrity of Ukraine in exchange for its promise to give up nuclear weapons. If developments take this turn, could global players intervene in this local conflict and turn it into a global conflict? Have you taken these risks into account?

VLADIMIR PUTIN: Before making public statements, and all the more so before taking practical steps, we give issues due thought and attention and try to foresee the consequences and reactions that the various potential players could have.

As for the Memorandum that you mentioned, you said you are from Reuters, is that right?

RESPONSE: Yes.

VLADIMIR PUTIN:  How do the public and political circles in your country view these events that have taken place? It is clear after all that this was an armed seizure of power. That is a clear and evident fact. And it is clear too that this goes against the Constitution. That is also a clear fact, is it not?

RESPONSE: I live in Russia.

VLADIMIR PUTIN: Good on you! You should join the diplomatic service; you’d make a good diplomat. Diplomats’ tongues, as we know, are there to hide their thoughts. So, we say that what we are seeing is an anti-constitutional coup, and we get told, no, it isn’t. You have probably heard plenty of times now that this was not an anti-constitutional coup and not an armed seizure of power, but a revolution. Have you heard this?

RESPONSE: Yes.

VLADIMIR PUTIN: Yes, but if this is revolution, what does this mean? In such a case it is hard not to agree with some of our experts who say that a new state is now emerging in this territory. This is just like what happened when the Russian Empire collapsed after the 1917 revolution and a new state emerged. And this would be a new state with which we have signed no binding agreements.

QUESTION: I want to clarify a point. You said that if the USA imposes sanctions, this would deal a blow to both economies. Does this imply that Russia might impose counter-sanctions of its own, and if so, would they be a symmetrical response?

You spoke about gas discounts too. But there was also the agreement to buy $15 billion worth of Ukrainian bonds. Ukraine received the first tranche at the end of last year. Has payment of the remaining money been suspended? If Russia provides aid, on what specific economic and political terms will this be done? And what political and economic risks are you taking into consideration in this case?

VLADIMIR PUTIN: To answer your question, we are in principle ready to look at taking the steps needed to make the other tranches available with regard to the purchase of bonds. But our Western partners have asked us not to do this. They have asked us to work together through the IMF to encourage the Ukrainian authorities to carry out the reforms needed to bring about recovery in the Ukrainian economy. We will continue working in this direction. But given that Naftogaz of Ukraine is not paying Gazprom now, the Government is considering various options.

QUESTION: Mr President, is the dynamic of events in Ukraine changing for the better or for the worse?

VLADIMIR PUTIN: Overall, I think it is gradually starting to level out. We absolutely must send the signal to people in Ukraine’s southeast that they can feel safe, and know that they will be able to take part in the general political process of stabilising the country.

QUESTION: You have made several mentions now of future legitimate elections in Ukraine. Who do you see as compromise candidate? Of course you will say that this for the Ukrainian people to decide, but I ask you all the same.

VLADIMIR PUTIN: To be honest, I really don’t know.

RESPONSE: It seems that the people also don’t know, because no matter who you talk to, everyone seems to be at a loss.

VLADIMIR PUTIN: I really can’t say. You know, it’s hard to make predictions after events of this kind. I have already said that I do not agree with this method of taking power and removing the incumbent authorities and president, and I strongly oppose this kind of method in Ukraine and in the post-Soviet area in general. I oppose this because this kind of method does not inculcate legal culture, respect for the law. If one person can get away with doing this, it means that everyone is allowed to try, and this only means chaos. You have to understand that this kind of chaos is the worst possible thing for countries with a shaky economy and unstable political system. In this kind of situation you never know what kind of people events will bring to the fore. Just recall, for example, the role that [Ernst] Roehm’s storm troopers played during Hitler’s rise to power. Later, these storm troopers were liquidated, but they played their part in bringing Hitler to power. Events can take all kinds of unexpected turns.

Let me say again that in situations when people call for fundamental political reform and new faces at the top, and with full justification too – and in this I agree with the Maidan – there is a risk too that you’ll suddenly get some upstart nationalist or semi-fascist lot sprout up, like the genie suddenly let out of the bottle – and we see them today, people wearing armbands with something resembling swastikas, still roaming around Kiev at this moment – or some anti-Semite or other. This danger is there too.

QUESTION: Just today, incidentally, the Ukrainian envoy to the UN said that the crimes committed by Bandera’s followers were falsified by the Soviet Union. With May 9 coming closer, we can see now who is in power there today. Should we even have any contacts with them at all?

VLADIMIR PUTIN: We need to have contact with everyone except for obvious criminals, but as I said, in this kind of situation, there is always the risk that events of this kind will bring people with extreme views to the fore, and this of course has serious consequences for the country.

QUESTION: You said that we should make contact with everyone. Yulia Tymoshenko was planning it seems, to come to Moscow.

VLADIMIR PUTIN: As you know, we always worked quite productively with all of the different Ukrainian governments, no matter what their political colour. We worked with Leonid Kuchma, and with [Viktor] Yushchenko. When I was Prime Minister, I worked with Tymoshenko. I visited her in Ukraine and she came here to Russia. We had to deal with all kinds of different situations in our work to manage our countries’ economies. We had our differences, but we also reached agreements. Overall it was constructive work. If she wants to come to Russia, let her come. It’s another matter that she is no longer prime minister now. In what capacity will she come? But I personally have no intention of stopping her from coming to Russia.

QUESTION: Just a brief question: who do you think is behind this coup, as you called it, in Ukraine?

VLADIMIR PUTIN: As I said before, I think this was a well-prepared action. Of course there were combat detachments. They are still there, and we all saw how efficiently they worked. Their Western instructors tried hard of course. But this is not the real problem. If the Ukrainian government had been strong, confident, and had built a stable system, no nationalists would have been able to carry out those programs and achieve the results that we see now.

The real problem is that none of the previous Ukrainian governments gave proper attention to people’s needs. Here in Russia we have many problems, and many of them are similar to those in Ukraine, but they are not as serious as in Ukraine. Average per capita [monthly] income in Russia, for example, is 29,700 rubles, but in Ukraine, if we convert it into rubles, it is 11,900 rubles, I think – almost three times lower than in Russia. The average pension in Russia is 10,700 rubles, but in Ukraine it is 5,500 rubles – twice lower than in Russia. Great Patriotic War veterans in Russia receive almost as much as the average worker each month. In other words, there is a substantial difference in living standards. This was what the various governments should have been focusing on right from the start. Of course they needed to fight crime, nepotism, clans and so on, especially in the economy. People see what is going on, and this creates lack of confidence in the authorities.

This has continued as several generations of modern Ukrainian politicians have come and gone, and the ultimate result is that people are disappointed and want to see a new system and new people in power. This was the main source of fuel for the events that took place. But let me say again: a change of power, judging by the whole situation, was probably necessary in Ukraine, but it should have taken place only through legitimate means, in respect for and not in violation of the current Constitution.

QUESTION: Mr President, if Crimea holds a referendum and the people there vote to secede from Ukraine, that is, if the majority of the region’s residents vote for secession, would you support it?

VLADIMIR PUTIN: You can never use the conditional mood in politics. I will stick to that rule.

QUESTION: Is Yanukovych even still alive? There have been rumours that he died.

VLADIMIR PUTIN: I have seen him once since he arrived in Russia. That was just two days ago. He was alive and well and wishes you the same. He’ll still have a chance of catching a cold at the funeral of those who are spreading these rumours of his demise.

QUESTION: Mr President, what mistakes do you think Yanukovych made over these last months as the situation intensified in Ukraine?

VLADIMIR PUTIN: I would rather not answer this question, not because I do not have an opinion to express, but because I do not think it would be proper on my part. You have to understand, after all…

QUESTION: Do you sympathise with him?

VLADIMIR PUTIN: No, I have completely different feelings. Anyone in this office bears an enormous responsibility on their shoulders as head of state, and they have rights and also obligations. But the biggest obligation of all is to carry out the will of the people who have entrusted you with the country, acting within the law. And so we need to analyse, did he do everything that the law and the voters’ mandate empowered him to do? You can analyse this yourselves and draw your own conclusions.

QUESTION: But what feelings do you have for him? You said “not sympathy, but other feelings”. What feelings exactly?

VLADIMIR PUTIN: Let’s talk later.

QUESTION: You said just two questions back that we must above all send a clear signal to people in the south and southeast of Ukraine. The southeast, that’s understandable, but…

VLADIMIR PUTIN: We need to make our position clear to everyone, really.

We need to be heard by all of Ukraine’s people. We have no enemies in Ukraine. Let me say again that Ukraine is a friendly country. Do you know how many people came from Ukraine to Russia last year? 3.3 million came, and of that number almost 3 million people came to Russia for work. These people are working here – around 3 million people. Do you know how much money they send back home to Ukraine to support their families? Count up the average wage of 3 million people. This comes to billions of dollars and makes a big contribution to Ukraine’s GDP. This is no joking matter. We welcome all of them, and among the people coming here to work are also many from western Ukraine. They are all equal in our eyes, all brothers to us.  [Dark font by Nancy]

QUESTION: This is just what I wanted to ask about. We are hearing above all about the southeast of Ukraine at the moment, which is understandable, but there are ethnic Russians and Russian-speaking people living in western Ukraine too, and their situation is probably even worse. They probably cannot raise their heads at all and are a downtrodden minority there. What can Russia do to help them?

VLADIMIR PUTIN: Our position is that if the people who call themselves the government now hope to be considered a civilised government, they must ensure the safety of all of their citizens, no matter in which part of the country, and we of course will follow this situation closely.

Thank you.

March 4, 2014, 15:40Novo-Ogaryovo, Moscow Region

WHAT DOES DISCLOSURE OF THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL PRESENCE WITH US HAVE TO DO WITH RUSSIA INTERVENING IN UKRAINE!

WHAT DOES DISCLOSURE OF THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL PRESENCE WITH US

HAVE TO DO WITH RUSSIA INTERVENING IN UKRAINE!

Putin 

AN ARTICLE THAT MAKES ME WANT TO DANCE IN THE STREET

PARTLY BECAUSE PUTIN’S ASTROLOGICAL CHART IDENTIFIES HIM

AS

A WORLD SERVER!

https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2014/02/22/who-is-vladimir-putin-sabian-symbols-for-vladimir-putin-as-revealed-in-his-astrological-birth-chart/

RUSSIA’S MILITARY INTERVENTION IN UKRAINE & EXOPOLITICS

Written by Dr Michael Salla on March 4, 2014. Posted in world politics

UFO-crash-Russia “Stillshot from video of a 1969 UFO crash in Russia leaked by former KGB officials. Source: The Secret KGB UFO Files”

“While the international media depicts Western democracies led by the US as free and open societies, the reality is that when it comes to the issue of extraterrestrial life, the West is anything but free and open. In contrast, the Russian Federation is far more forthcoming when it comes to the issue of alien visitation to our planet. Unfortunately, the Ukraine is being used a pawn in an internationally orchestrated effort to weaken and intimidate the Russian Federation so it can be easily pressured to fall in line with the dictates of the international power elite on issues such as extraterrestrial secrecy. Putin understands this and that is why he proactively intervened in the Ukraine to defend Russian interests in this strategically vital nation. In allowing an exopolitics agenda implemented by his predecessor, Boris Yeltsin, to continue, President Vladimir Putin, and his chief ally Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, are doing humanity a great service.”

 READ MORE OF DR. SALLA’S ARTICLE & SEE VIDEOS:  http://exopolitics.org/russias-military-intervention-in-ukraine-and-exopolitics/

 

 

IS OUR GALACTIC FAMILY ASSISTING IN BRINGING ABOUT THE DEMISE OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER FOLKS?

IS OUR GALACTIC FAMILY ASSISTING IN BRINGING ABOUT THE DEMISE OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER FOLKS?

Ashtar ASHTAR

I BELIEVE SO … THAT’S WHY I HAVE POSTED “GETTING TO KNOW PRESIDENTS OBAMA & PUTIN THROUGH ESOTERIC ASTROLOGY” ON MY WEBSITE UNDER WORKING FOR WORLD PEACE.

http://www.pathwaytoascension.com/

THOSE OF US WHO READ THE CHANNELED MESSAGES FROM OUR GALACTIC FAMILY KNOW THAT THEY ARE WORKING BEHIND THE SCENES WITH EARTH HUMANS TO BRING ABOUT THE DEMISE OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER FOLKS. 

IT IS ALSO KNOWN THAT THE NAZIS HAD ACCESS TO EXTRATERRESTRIAL TECHNOLOGY DURING WORLD WAR II … THAT NAZI SCIENTISTS WERE BROUGHT TO THE USA FOLLOWING WWII AND THAT A SECRET SPACE PROGRAM HAS EXISTED IN THE USA EVER SINCE.  THE EVIDENCE ON THE INTERNET IS NOW VOLUMINOUS.  THAT THE SAME OCCURRED IN RUSSIA IS NOT SURPRISING.

THE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD ARE AWAKENING TO THE FACT THAT THE DARK CABAL HAS ATTEMPTED TO KILL THE MAJORITY OF THE PLANET’S POPULATION THROUGH POISONING OUR FOOD, WATER, AND AIR; SPREADING LABORATORY-CREATED GERMS IN AN EFFORT TO KILL US THROUGH PANDEMICS; AND INSTIGATING FALSE FLAG TERRORIST ATTACKS THAT CAN BE USED TO CONVINCE THE “SHEEPLE” (THEIR NAME FOR ALL OF US) TO GO TO WAR.  MIND CONTROL TECHNIQUES AND “HAARP”–A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION BY CONTROLLING THE WEATHER–ARE ADDITIONAL TOOLS FOR RIDDING OUR PLANET OF THE MAJORITY OF ITS POPULATION.   ON TOP OF ALL THIS, EVERYTHING WE HAVE BEEN TAUGHT IS BASED ON LIES.

THIS MARCH 2, 2014 ARTICLE IN VETERANS TODAY: MILITARY & FOREIGN AFFAIRS JOURNAL SIMPLY CONFIRMS WHAT MANY ALREADY KNEW.  WE CAN CELEBRATE THE FACT THAT “ALL THAT IS HIDDEN WILL BE REVEALED” … IS BEING REVEALED!

MESSAGES FROM OUR GALACTIC FAMILY HAVE INDICATED THAT THE NEGATIVE OR SERVICE-TO-SELF EXTRATERRESTRIALS ARE NO LONGER INVOLVED ON EARTH.  THERE WILL BE NO SPACE WAR OR ALIEN ATTACK!

THUS, I INVITE YOU TO READ THIS ARTICLE SO YOU CAN OBSERVE EVENTS UNFOLD THAT WILL CLEAR THE PATH TO EARTH’S GOLDEN AGE.  YOU CAN PARTICIPATE BY ENFOLDING OUR PLANET WITH LOVE … BY BEING LOVE & PEACE IN ALL OF YOUR ACTIONS!   THE HORRORS THAT HAVE CHARACTERIZED THE PAST THOUSANDS OF YEARS ON EARTH ARE COMING TO AN END!

TOGETHER ALL OF US–EARTH HUMANS & OUR GALACTIC FAMILY ARE CO-CREATING OUR “NEW EARTH OF LOVE, PEACE, & ABUNDANCE FOR ALL.” 

KNOW THAT ALL IS WELL … THAT DIVINE ORDER IS UNFOLDING ON EARTH … THAT OUR GOLDEN AGE OF WORLD PEACE IS EMERGING!

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/03/02/secret-space-war-xiii-alien-partners-tell-putin-dont-worry-weve-got-your-back/