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by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.orgHome – Stephen Lendman)

Colonized Ukraine is used by US dark forces as a dagger aimed at Russia’s heartland.

A state of permanent US-orchestrated war by Ukrainian proxy forces on Donbass shows no signs of easing.

On Thursday, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova accused Kiev of continuing actions to destabilize Donbass, adding:

Ukrainian forces “have not reduced the intensity of shelling of civilian residential areas.”

They’re “using (US/Western supplied) weapons banned by the Minsk agreements, including large caliber mortars and artillery.”

Kiev “continues moving troops and equipment to the” contact line for endless war, not self-defense.

At the same time, the US and imperial partners continue anti-Russia provocations near its Black Sea airspace and waters.

To divert attention from US-installed police state rule in Ukraine, deteriorating socioeconomic conditions, growing political turbulence, and endless war on Donbass, Washington, its NATO partners, and Kiev falsely blame Russia for their own high crimes of war and against humanity.

According to Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) deputy director Vladimir Zharikhin, prospects for resolving Kiev launched conflict on Donbass are “dim,” adding:

Kiev said it won’t “implement Minsk (conflict resolution) agreements.”

“At the same time,” it falsely blames Russia for its own aggression.

As ordered by US dark forces, Kiev invents reasons “not to implement the Minsk accords and hopes that the West’s pressure will make the Donbass republics, along with Russia, ‘hoist the white flag,’ but that will never happen, of course.”

On Friday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov explained that it’s the wrong time to be a Russian national in (fascist) Ukraine,” adding:

He “cannot go into details right now, but many Russian citizens encounter problems in” the country.

Their rights, safety and welfair are threatened by Russophobes in Kiev.

On Friday, Putin signed a decree that covers Kremlin countermeasures against diplomatic missions, consular institutions, and other government offices of foreign countries that pursue anti-Russia actions.

According to the document, it aims to “protect Russia’s interests and security under federal laws No 281-FZ On Special Economic Measures and Enforcement Measures of December 30, 2006 and No127-FZ On Countermeasures to Unfriendly Actions of the United States and Other Foreign States of June 4, 2018.”

On Friday, the Biden regime summoned Russia’s charge d’affairs Sergey Koshelev to the State Department.

Defying reality, Moscow was falsely accused of “destabilizing actions…carr(ied) out across the Euro-Atlantic area” — how hegemon USA and its imperial partners operate worldwide, not Russia.

In response, Russia’s embassy in Washington tweeted the following:

“Today, the Russian Charge d’Affaires used the meeting in Department of State to strongly reject groundless allegations against Russia on destabilizing actions across the Euro-Atlantic area.”

Because of escalated Biden regime cold war on Russia — leaving bilateral relations in tatters — Moscow’s envoy to Washington Anatoly Antonov returned to his nation’s capital on March 21 for consultations — where he remains over a month later.

Despite endless US-orchestrated Kiev aggression on Donbass, Russia’s Foreign Ministry Department of International Organizations director Pyotr Ilyichev said there are no plans by Moscow to convene an emergency Security Council session on what’s going on, adding:

“In the future, we will be guided by the development of the situation on the ground.”

At the same time, he accused US-dominated NATO and Kiev of “Russophobic propaganda and (provocative) military preparations” along its border that are “escalating tensions” more than already.

Reciting Biden regime-supplied talking points on Friday, Kiev’s foreign minister Dmytry Kubela said pullback of Russian forces in their own territory near Ukraine’s border won’t “put an end…to the current escalation (sic), nor to the conflict between Ukraine and Russia in general,” adding:

Russian forces “held dangerous drills and created a real threat for Ukraine (sic).”

Calling on “our partners…to deter Russia (sic),” Kubela failed to explain that Kiev launched preemptive war on Donbass in April 2014.

It continues endlessly because the US-controlled regime rejects resolution.

Separately, Vladimir Putin said he’s willing to meet with (US-installed puppet president Zelensky) “at any convenient time in Moscow” — knowing it’ll accomplish nothing if takes place.

At the same time, Putin stressed that Zelensky should first meet with heads of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republic in Donbass to discuss conflict resolution.

Zelensky is a US imperial tool for waging cold war on Russia at risk of turning hot if Biden regime hardliners push things too far.

A Final Comment

Endless US-orchestrated war on Donbass continues with no resolution in prospect.

On Friday, DPR People’s Militia deputy chief-of-staff Eduard Basurin said the following:

“Ukrainian fighters violated the Additional Measures to Strengthen the Ceasefire 45 times over the past week.”

They’re using US/Western supplied “152 mm and 122 mm artillery, mortars of 120 mm and 82 mm caliber, IFVs, grenade launchers, and small arms to target 20 DPR townships.”

Separately on Friday, DPR head Denis Pushilin said the following:

“The resistance against 2014 coup is a natural, state-of-nation impulse for Donbass.” 

“Common people – miners, metallurgists, teachers – stood up to defend their land, rights and ideals.” 

“I call upon you to follow suit. I am speaking to you, Russian residents of Ukraine, discard this slavery!” 

“The values that unite us are family, friendship, kindheartedness, have made Donbass stronger.”

“We are united by common values and shared history. Our power and the way to victory are in our unity.” 

“Russian residents of Ukraine, connected to the Russian people by history and culture, also possess the power.” 

“The extraordinary power of the Russian character necessary to extricate from the yoke of lies, corruption and betrayal of Ukrainian authorities.”

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Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.