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Crimea: 'We Will Never Give Up What We've Won' (Izvestia, Russia)

 

"Fighting the Russian army is a far cry from fighting with that limp Yanukovich. From us, you will get a proper fight! ... As if they havenít enthusiastically poured enough oil on the fire of Euromaidan this winter! Going there individually and together, whetting the appetite of the Euromaidan hooligans, Ashton, Nuland, Biden and McCain, as well as those lesser Polish, Baltic, and German beasts: how much effort did they put in to bring Euromaidan to power? We all saw it, didnít we? ... Seven heads of state have refused to attend the G-8 summit next summer in Sochi. They are the ones who 'suspended,' 'froze,' and 'refused to participate' in the summit. Now theyíre scared!"

 

By Eduard Liminov*

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Translated By Rosamund Musgrave

 

March 12, 2014

 

Russia - Izvestia - Original Article (Russian)

The front page of this week's Der Spiegel: Western leaders seem ineffectual compared to the Sphinx-like Russian.

 

RUSSIA TODAY NEWS VIDEO: Crimea Prime Minister Sergei Aksyenev says the territory 'won't work with illegitimate Kiev government,' Mar. 7. 00:16:35RealVideo

Writer and politician Eduard Limonov on why the Russian president does not need to come to a compromise with the West

 

I told you in November that as a result of the destruction of the Ukrainian government by protesting Euromaidan bandits and hooligans, Ukraine would split in two. Now itís happening before our very eyes. This is far from over. In fact, it's only the beginning.

 

I forecast that there would be refugees.

 

Between Feb. 17 and Mar. 3 alone, 140,000 people applied for permission to enter the Russian Federation, and many thousands have already entered Belgorodskiy and Bryanskoi Oblasts.

 

"These are all symptoms of a humanitarian catastrophe," said Konstantin Romandovskiy, chief of the Federal Migration Service. Russian regions bordering Ukraine are preparing refugee centers.

 

Itís not hard to understand why Sevastopol was the first Ukrainian city to shake off the yoke of the - I'm not afraid to use the term - occupiers. For the last 20-something years, residents of Sevastopol have been indignant over this seedy and narrow-minded regime they hate - a regime they have suffered under and have agitated against. So they were the first to rebel and deal with the situation on their own, choosing their own mayor - nephew of the commander of the Black Sea Fleet. They have created self-defense groups.

 

Simferopol needed a little help.

 

After the unified ranks of Crimean-Tatars rallied around their mosques and religion and began to put the pressure in front of the Supreme Council of Crimea building, it became clear we would need to offer a little assistance so the people of Simferopol could liberate themselves.

 

Unidentified but well organized, well-armed and very polite soldiers temporarily took over the Supreme Council of Crimea and helped carry out a vote of non-compliance with the bandit government in Kiev - a government made of devil knows which foul hooligans.

 

In Simferopol, a Crimean government was elected with Sergei Aksyenev at its head - and it seemsthe Russian Unity deputy is not afraid of anything.

 

In the first week of March, they managed to take control of the airports and Ukrainian military units stationed on Crimean territory. They control entry into Crimea through the Isthmus of Perekop at the villages of Armyansk and Sivash. A full detachment of the Berkut [police force] has sided with the Crimean government, as did Admiral Denis Berezovskiy, chief of the Ukrainian Naval Forces.

 

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What's more, at the Federal Chamber of the Russian Federation on March 1, Vladimir Putin assured Prime Minister Aksyenev that if need be, he would have use of Russian troops on Ukrainian territory.

 

Kharkov is seething - several hundred usurpers from Kiev have just been chased out of the regional administration building. Odessa and Lugansk are boiling over.

 

Itís easy enough to predict that in the near future, a bloc of eastern and southern Oblasts will break free of the gangster Kiev government. This will be the real Ukraine, and what the insignificant protesters at Maidan and in the western oblasts choose to call themselves - perhaps Galichina - is all the same to us.

 

I welcome the referendum in Crimea, which has been set for March 30, but I question the wording of the referendum question. At the moment it reads:

 

"Are you in favor of restoring Crimeaís 1992 constitution and for keeping its status as part of Ukraine? (yes or no)"

 

This formulation doesn't take into account the fact that Crimea is now a de facto independent state with its own government, judicial system, army and navy.

 

The referendum should read:

 

"The Republic of Crimea has achieved independence as a result of a peoples' revolution in February, 2014. Should the results of the popular revolution be reinforced by declaring the independence of the Republic of Crimea? (yes or no)"

 

That would be more accurate.

 

Euromaidan was afraid and a general mobilization was imprudently called for. Iím sure that this forced Ukrainian conscripts and reservists to seek refuge on Russian territory.

 

Realizing that the effective ban on use of the Russian language in Ukraine was a step too far, and that a reign of terror against dissidents had essentially begun, the Euromaidan government is now making ingratiating statements, saying, "of course, Russians aren't being oppressed. We are giving you the chance at autonomy and cultural development." They say, "we're good guys!"

 

However, for the last four months, the world has watched the foul, cannibalistic and impudent actions of Euromaidan - so who is going to believe them?!

 

 

At the same time, they have run to the U.N. Security Council to complain about Russia. They squealed that a war between Russians and Ukrainians is impossible. They recalled that we are brotherly peoples. No one intends to go to war with you, they say. We just wonít allow you into our areas, where the people will not want to see you.

 

Would these Euromaidan "warriors" be able to fight?

 

To my knowledge, their army is stuck at the level of a Soviet construction battalion - only wilder and less disciplined. In recent years, the Russian army has been rebuilt into a professional fighting force capable of rapid response. More importantly, they have the support of the overwhelming majority of Russian people. So if need be, we will not suffer for a lack of volunteers.

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Fighting the Russian army is a far cry from fighting with that limp Yanukovich. From us, you will get a proper fight!

 

The West is becoming alarmed.

 

As if they havenít enthusiastically poured enough oil on the fire of Euromaidan this winter! Going there individually and together, whetting the appetite of the Euromaidan hooligans, Ashton, Nuland, Biden and McCain, as well as those lesser Polish, Baltic, and German beasts: how much effort did they put in to bring Euromaidan to power? We all saw it, didn't we?

 

Western Europe is snorting.

 

Seven heads of state have refused to attend the G-8 summit next summer in Sochi. They are the ones who "suspended," "froze," and "refused to participate" in the summit. Now theyíre scared! We are economizing on costs we would have incurred for throwing them a reception! We're also avoiding the empty talk, that is, the useless bloviating that usually occurs at these summits.

 

And who hasnít phoned the president of Russia trying to find a weak spot? Obama spoke with the president for an hour and a half. Merkel apparently wrangled a promise from him to take participate in gatherings of the OSCE. I advise the president not to agree to such meetings - even for the sake of keeping up appearances.

 

Let me remind you of a brilliant line from a great Soviet song:

 

"What we have won, we will never surrender to the enemy!"

 

*Eduard Limonov is a Russian writer and political dissident, and founder of the National Bolshevik Party. An opponent of Vladimir Putin, he is one of the leaders of The Other Russia political bloc.

 

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Posted By Worldmeets.US Mar. 11, 2014, 5:43pm