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now on the brink of a civil war at least 70 dead so far and the death toll rising it you can allude you . a new music. hall we saw here today was a revolution. to. get invested over $5000000000.00 to assist ukraine in knees and. nato has expanded into 13 countries up to the borders of russia 13 countries. focus . on not allowing buy into hot wall between ukraine and russia. that the. city would.
ukraine. it's an ancient and proud land. with a rich history filled with much beauty heroism and sacrifice. ukraine is a border land. a place where east meets west. this is the flag of ukraine the blue represents the sky the gold its seemingly endless fields of wheat. ukraine is a prize many have sought. and much blood spilled in the quest to possess it. ukraine has been the pathway for western powers as they attempted to conquer the east. in world war one. and world
war 2. and every time the ukrainian people ended up paying the highest price for these grand games of power. history doesn't repeat but it surely rhymes said mark twain. if one looks closely at the history of ukraine one will notice many rhymes. being surrounded by stronger powers ukraine has needed a lot of cunning to survive and the art they truly mastered with time is the art of changing sides. in the middle of the 17th century ukrainian leader dunhill netsky broke a truce agreement made with poland siding more powerful russia. just over 50 years later as the russian swedish war was raging another ukrainian leader
ivan mazeppa bro. the union with russia when he switched sides joining forces with the swedish invaders many times ukrainian history was written by 3rd parties seeking to keep the gains of a revolution at any cost russia agreed to the humiliating conditions of the breast with screechy of 1918 which turned ukraine into a german protectorate another historical document to change the fate of ukraine was the molotov ribbentrop pact of 19391 of many such agreements being signed between european countries and rising germany. attempting to protect his nation from the approaching nazi threat. joseph stalin negotiated a treaty of nonaggression with adolf hitler while promising each other piece of the soviet in german foreign ministers molotov and ribbentrop realigned the map of eastern europe splitting it into german and soviet spheres of influence.
no sooner had the mala to ribbentrop pact been signed then poland was split and in september of 1939 eastern poland awoke to be western ukraine and a part of the family of soviet republics and the u.s.s.r. . but even this bold dividing of lands and nations only delayed the inevitable germany broke its promise to the u.s.s.r. . on june 22nd 1941 germany invaded the u.s.s.r. launching barber rossa the largest military operation in world history. was aiming for st petersburg moscow and kiev ukraine 3 destinations of major
significance ukraine with its rich lands and resources was an important industrial and economic source for the u.s.s.r. to cut it off from the soviet union would strike a big blow indeed. for most of the soviet union the 2nd world war was about fighting the invaders of the land. but it wasn't quite so simple for ukraine the truth is ukraine has never been a united country. when world war 2 broke out a large part of western ukraine's population welcomed the german soldiers as liberators from the reese. certainly forced upon them soviet rule and openly collaborated with the germans. the real scale of collaboration was not announced for many years after the war but we now know that whole divisions and battalions were formed by ukrainian collaborators such as s.s. c. and not to go and roll into battalions. just in the beginning of the war more than
$80000.00 people from college cina region voluntarily enrolled into division s.s. galad seen in a month and a half notorious for their extreme cruelty towards the polish jewish and russian people on the territory of ukraine. members of these military groups came mostly from the organization of ukrainian nationalists b.-o. un founded in 1929 this organization had an ultimate goal of creating an ethnically pure independent ukraine and considered terror an acceptable tool for achieving their ends their official flag was black and red land and blood it will remain in ukraine's history long after the 0 un will cease to exist in early 1940 the most radical nationalistic part of the organization of ukrainian nationalists got its own leader step on bond era severely anti semitic an anti communist he proclaimed
an independent ukraine in 1901. his german allies frowned upon such an act of self will and it landed him in prison for nearly all the 2nd world war not participating in the events physically. still managed to successfully spread his ideology many independent historians estimate that the 0 un militia exterminated from 152200000 jews on ukrainian territory occupied by the germans by the end of 1941. in the most notorious and outrageous massacre took place september 29th and 30th 1941 in kiev. of the city of kiev and its vicinity must appear on monday september 29th by 8 o'clock in the morning. bring
documents money and valuables and also warm clothing linen cetera. they need not follow this order and are found elsewhere will be shot. 33771 jews were killed in this 2 day operation of the nazis and ukrainian militia. another outrageous massacre was carried out by the ukrainian insurgent army and the bond faction of the organization of ukrainian nationalists in german occupied polish and eastern between 19431944 this genocide of poles was led by. 35260000 people in vali nya and 25240000 eastern. fell victim to this massive ethnic cleansing operation. sensing the inevitable loss of the german troops the organization of ukrainian nationalists who gave up on
their former ally and began fighting equally against the germans and the soviet forces. in january 943 u.s.s.r. troops started pushing the nazis back liberating one part of ukraine after another . western ukraine was the last ukrainian region held by the germans finally being liberated in october of 1944. bands continue to wage their guerrilla war against the soviet regime carrying out bloody raids on ukrainian villages and towns and leaving the. chaos and casualties. this war went on until the middle of the 1950 s. when the last collaborators were either detained or fled the country. on may 7th 1945 germany unconditionally surrendered to the allies ukraine remained
lasted for nearly 45 years keeping humanity under the constant threat of nuclear war. in this battle the united states never lost sight of ukraine's importance. u.s. intelligence kept a close eye on ukrainian nationalist organizations as a possible source of counter intelligence against the soviet union. cia documents that just recently have been declassified shows strong ties between u.s. intelligence and ukrainian nationalists since 1946 from the cia agency report it is clear that they were not mistaken about the nature of ukrainian nationalist organizations or their leader stefan bond dare i himself according to an o.s.'s report of september 1945 bundy era had earned a fierce reputation for conducting a reign of terror during world war 2 after the 2nd world war under another
ukrainian nazi leaders fled to europe where the cia helped them hide. the cia later inform the immigration and naturalization service that it had concealed stephan bandera and other ukrainians from the soviets the operations involving ukrainians continued for many years the nuremberg trials of 945 in 1946 brought the political economic and military leaders of fascist germany to justice and revealed to the world the monstrous face of naziism and the crimes they committed but the ukrainian nazis were spared the same fate and some were even granted indulgences by the cia by 954 the agency excused the illegal activities of the o. un security branch. in the name of cold war necessity in 1949 nicola bit the man responsible for the massacres and the lena was moved to the united states where he
died in 1989 without ever being investigated or pursued as a war criminal the cia moved to protect ukrainian nationalist leader nicola legged from criminal investigation by the immigration and naturalization service in 1952 perhaps pantera lost his use to the us or maybe k.g.b. agents outsmarted the cia but in 1959 step on bond the leader of the ukrainian nationalists was killed in munich where he was hiding under the name of stefan pople it would be fair to say that bond became a major symbol of ukrainian nationalism by sheer chance for he was neither its only leader nor its most powerful one dimitrov don't solve was the father of the far right to tell a tarion doctrine in ukraine andriy melnyk was the leader of another faction of the un romance you have it was a general of the ukrainian insurgent army and others contributed greatly to the movement is dangerous ideology suppressed by the communist authorities but
supported by external forces never really died the seeds of ukrainian nationalism or passed from generation to generation unfortunately it was just a matter of time before they would once again blossom. in 1954 ukraine's territory was expanded even more when nikita khrushchev the leader of the u.s.s.r. and ukrainian himself generously gave the crimean region to ukraine. historians would argue about the legitimacy of this transfer for many years to come and 60 years after khrushchev's gift dramatic new events would take place in crimea was around the world are on ukraine as a crisis in crimea continues dozens of heavily armed men seize government buildings in crimea should you crazy. just shrug your shoulders and say ok crimea is lost and the old arguments would heat up once again. the cold war
would heat up and cool down by turns while both rivals were obsessive leave building up military capacity the turning point took place when the new era perestroika came to the u.s.s.r. with its new leader mikhail gorbachev in the middle of the 1980 s. . perestroika meant restructuring towards liberalisation and democratisation it certainly had a positive impact on the international situation astonishing news from east germany by the east german authorities have said that in essence of the berlin wall doesn't mean anything anymore. but inside the u.s.s.r. the weakening of kremlin control had different consequences. in ukraine a nationalistic political organization. or people's movement emerged in 1989 due to this. they advocated for independence of ukraine
from the u.s.s.r. and became an incubator for leaders of ukraine. in 19011 of them new book founded svoboda an openly radical nationalist party preaching the good old principles of bondage era. just to. please. her jew crane from the jews in russia ukraine for ukrainians and so on his statements got him 5th place in the simon visa and all center top 10 anti semitic world leader rankings of 2012. but also sadly attracted numerous follow ups. dimitri are founded another extreme right organization treason or trident in 1994. in
april 2013 became an assistant to a member of parliament from the opposition party who died. later that same year he would become the leader of the most radical ukrainian nazi group the right sector. andriy paro be would soon appear leading a whole army of ultra nationalist warriors. and the torch marches would once again light up the streets of ukrainian cities. but. the world drastically changed in august 1901 when the u.s.s.r. de facto ceased to exist and the global political map welcomed many newcomers
ukraine one of them in modern history it was the 1st time ukraine was truly independent and all on its own. the red flag came down over the kremlin tonight as president gorbachev resigned and or to an end 7 decades of communist rule in the soviet union. the years after the disintegration of the u.s.s.r. became known as the crazy ninety's in all the post soviet territories. he's leaving behind 15 independent states which share only a disastrous economy and an uncertain future after having been under a government controlled economy the free market dramatically changed the rules of the game new business has emerged instantly in the fur. all the guards were born overnight. the former country with no class division suddenly became stratified the chosen few became rich while the rest had to fight to survive. the same as it was
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the election and calling for a new vote. ukraine has had to color revolutions and it's 24 years of independence in 2004 crowds of people descended upon kiev marking the start of the orange revolution. at that time ukraine became once again a battlefield of 2 forces the russian and western governments the culmination of this conflict took place during the presidential elections in november of 2004. the 2 major candidates western backed victoria yuschenko and russian leaning victoriano cove each almost equally shared the votes of ukrainians by the way calling viktor yuschenko western backed is not an exaggeration. his wife. katherina yuschenko is a former u.s. state department official and worked in the white house during the reagan administration the division was along geographic lines traditionally russian
eastern ukraine voted for young age while western ukraine chose use janko by the announced result viktor yuschenko lost to victory on a co-feature but thousands of people didn't agree with it and they came to the central square of kiev on the 22nd of november. the situation received wide news coverage the country's election commission ignored reports of fraud declaring kremlin back victory the winner international politicians such as former general secretary of nato. became frequent guests in kiev initiating negotiations between parties and i told her you will. be able to get. the results of the negotiations however were often reached only on paper thus you shan't go never told the supporters to stop blocking government buildings in central kiev. therefore these nonviolent and very orange protests lasted for
a month during which time the previous election results were no marred by massive corruption and new elections were announced an important nuance just 3 months before viktor yuschenko became a victim to a mysterious and still unsolved poisoning but it didn't prevent him from winning in the new election. though as we shall soon see there was much more than just the people's will that led to this victory this peaceful revolution and its leader a world warmly welcomed by the international community but the euphoria didn't last long. government completely failed with reforms and lost its chance to establish democracy instead descending into infighting viktor yuschenko was not reelected for a 2nd term but at. the end of his presidency he had the time to make one last gift to his supporters from western ukraine.
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why would that the chemical company workers themselves be geared up that suited up locals attempt to combat the on regulated experiments that often in day you have many of these people one foot into the biotech pharma and the other foot in the government regulatory bodies this kind of collusion is reprehensible while the battle goes on the chemicals continue to poison hawaii and its people so one has to ask the question whether there is a form of environmental races going on in hawaii whether these companies feel they can get away with this because the people have less political power. not. a. i was there was.
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