Saturday, August 29, 2015

Ukrainians Overwhelmingly Oppose Junta Rule

Ukrainians Overwhelmingly Oppose Junta Rule

by Stephen Lendman

Ukraine is a Nazi-infested police state - an illegitimate US-installed coup d’etat regime, run by criminal thugs, wrecking the economy, abolishing freedoms, waging war on their own people.

No wonder a poll conducted by Rating Group Ukraine found 0% full support for its regime. Poroshenko scored 3% full support, 21% partial support, and overwhelming opposition to his rule.

Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk had 0% full support. Kiev’s Verkhovna Rada (parliament) scored 1%. Random sampling included respondents from all Ukrainian regions except Donbass - victimized by Kiev aggression.

Results conflict with regime claims about achieving “national consensus.” None whatever exists. People worldwide want fundamental freedoms. Kiev offers none. Poll numbers show the regime is overwhelmingly despised.

Ukraine’s mismanaged economy is dysfunctional - teetering toward collapse. Borrowed money is used to wage war. 

Inflation is out-of-control. Many workers don’t get paid. Corruption is rampant. Hard times keep getting harder for ordinary Ukrainians. 

The IMF expects 9% economic contraction this year - severe Depression conditions. No end in sight to its economic troubles looms. It may be just a matter of time before Maidan 2.0.

Regime authorities abuse the rights of all Ukrainians. The Kiev-based Center for Social and Labor Research (CLSR) reported repression and anti-government unrest vastly higher than under the previous Yanukovych government.

“Worrying is the high frequency of repression against protests with government critics and demand for lustration, against protests with socio-economic and political demands,” CLSR explained.

Ukraine is a gangster state run by fascist thugs. Human and civil rights are hugely abused. Police state terror is official policy.

Opposition media were shut down. Russian nationals, regime opponents, democracy supporters, and human rights activists are harassed, arrested, brutalized and extrajudicially imprisoned. Independent journalists are murdered or disappeared.

Poroshenko wants war, not peace. He systematically breached all ceasefire terms agreed to. Multiple violations occur daily. Residential areas, schools, hospitals and other civilian sites are targeted. Kiev propaganda blames Donbass freedom fighters for its aggression. Things could explode anytime into full-scale war.

Kiev’s war crimes include gruesome atrocities, torturing prisoners, using chemical and other banned weapons, as well as willfully murdering civilians. Investigative journalist Wayne Madsen believes it plans a false flag chemical weapons attack blamed on Donbass freedom fighters, maybe something major.

Minsk called for amending Kiev’s constitution - granting Donbass special autonomous status. Poroshenko flatly rejects it. 

On Saturday, he said Article 92 of Ukraine’s constitution granting special status for areas like Donbass will be rescinded. His interpretation of Minsk contravene’s its letter and spirit.

Ukraine is a cauldron of endless war on its own people, nationwide repression, social injustice and regional instability. Former Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said its regime is run by criminals.

“Armed gangs are ruling supreme now in what some people call this European integration…No one feels safe in Ukraine these days,” he explained. How long things can go on this way remains to be seen.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at 

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