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[ Editor’s Note: As expected, the US and Kiev made a point of calling the East Ukraine leadership elections illegal, which is kind of funny if it weren’t so sad due to the deaths, injured and destruction suffered there.
The West of course is trying to cover up its crimes against humanity inflicted on Ukraine via its color revolution, which culminated in the violent Maidan Square sniper killings by terrorists shuttled in by Western actors to tip the scales at the key moment.
The US and EU fully back the legality of the current government — puppets they put into power via their joint coup. During the election, Kiev ruthlessly crushed its political opposition by unleashing the nationalist thugs once again to beat up candidates from the former government, stuffing them into trash bins, and running them out of the country.
There are already over a 100 criminal election fraud complaints filed on Kiev; and coup politicians who are moving up the line are passing their old positions down to family members, so we see the beginnings of a political family oligarchy being formed.
And there is more, which Western media will not touch. The Jewish population is a small minority in Ukraine, but if you look at what group has taken the most power in the post-coup political arena it has been Victoria Nuland’s fellow Youish travelers. Add in the Youish oligarchs, including governor Kolomoisky, who actually lives in Switzerland, and you see another type of takeover, with Israelis quietly involved behind the scene.
Western governments continue to treat their citizens with contempt with their pitiful spin that this is all Russia’s fault and they are being forced to do these Ukraine horrors to prevent Russia from recapturing Eastern Europe. It is not that they really think we are that stupid…but that they really do have that much contempt for us… Jim W. Dean ]
– First published … November 02, 2014 –
People in eastern Ukraine go to the polls in a local election despite fierce opposition by Kiev and amid raging fighting between the army and pro-Russian forces.
The vote is being held in the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic and Lugansk People’s Republic to elect new presidents and parliaments.
Fighting raged across the region on the eve of the vote, leaving seven Ukrainian soldiers killed.
“These elections are important because they will give legitimacy to our power and give us more distance from Kiev,” said Roman Lyagin, election commission chief of the Donetsk People’s Republic.
However, Ukraine’s pro-Western President Petro Poroshenko has slammed the votes as “the pseudo-elections that terrorists and bandits want to organize on occupied territory.”
Kiev says it is launching a criminal investigation into Sunday’s elections, describing the polls as an illegal power grab. The pro-Russia forces have also refused to recognize the results of Ukraine’s snap parliamentary elections held on October 26.
On Friday, Ukraine’s national security service warned against the risk of “provocations” during the Sunday votes. Ukraine’s mainly Russian-speaking regions became the scene of deadly clashes between pro-Russia protesters and the Ukrainian army after the government in Kiev launched military operations in mid-April in a bid to crush protests.
Violence intensified in May after the two flashpoint regions of Donetsk and Lugansk held local referendums in which their residents voted overwhelmingly in favor of independence from Ukraine and joining the Russian Federation.
Russia says it recognizes the Sunday vote despite the warnings by the US, EU and NATO that Kremlin’s decision runs counter to the terms of the September 5 ceasefire pact between Ukraine and pro-Russian fighters, to which Moscow is also a signatory.
Washington and its European allies accuse Russia of having a hand in the Ukraine crisis, an allegation strongly rejected by Moscow.
Tensions between Russia and the West heightened after Ukraine’s Black Sea peninsula of Crimea joined the Russian Federation following a referendum in March.