Russia Wants To Start World War III, Ukrainian Leader Charges

On guard: A Ukrainian soldier at a roadblock near Slovyansk, in eastern Ukraine, as the crisis in Ukraine showed no signs of cooling Friday. Harsh rhetoric was flying:

— "Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk accused Russia on Friday of wanting to start World War III by occupying Ukraine 'militarily and politically,' " Reuters reports.

— "The West wants — and this is how it all began — to seize control of Ukraine because of their own political ambitions, not in the interests of the Ukrainian people," Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov charged, according to The Associated Press.

Those sharp words followed this allegation Thursday by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who accused Russia of doing nothing to help implement last week's plan to calm tensions in Ukraine: "For seven days, Russia has refused to take a single concrete step in the right direction," said Kerry.

He also renewed the charge that Russia is funding, coordinating and fueling the armed separatist movement in eastern Ukraine, NPR's Michele Kelemen reports.
On Friday, Lavrov criticized what he says was Kerry's "unacceptable, accusatory tone."

The U.S. may move to increase sanctions on Russia and individuals close to its president, Vladimir Putin. President Obama said this week that new economic sanctions are "teed up" if Russia doesn't begin to cooperate on resolving the crisis.

Meanwhile, the BBC reports that:
"Moscow has tens of thousands of troops along its side of the border and on Friday the acting Ukrainian Defense Minister Mikhail Koval told the Interfax-Ukraine agency that they had come within a kilometer of the border. ... Pro-Russian separatists are occupying key buildings in a dozen eastern Ukrainian towns, defying the central government."

And in eastern Ukraine, government forces have relaunched an effort to root out those pro-Russian elements, correspondent Jessica Golloher tells our Newscast Desk. That brought more harsh words from Lavrov, who accused Ukraine of waging war on its own people.
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UN.i1-PHI: War on all fronts

War on all fronts
Tuesday, 17 July 2012 07:33

The Russian government has finally caught on that its political opposition is being financed by the US taxpayer.

It is an attempt to subvert the Russian government and install an American puppet state in the geographically largest country on earth.

Just as earlier this year Egypt expelled hundreds of people associated with foreign-funded “non-governmental organizations” (NGOs) for “instilling dissent and meddling in domestic policies,” the Russian Duma (parliament) has just passed a law that Putin is expected to sign that requires political organizations that receive foreign funding to register as foreign agents. The law is based on the US law requiring the registration of foreign agents.

Much of the Russian political opposition consists of foreign-paid agents, and once the law passes leading elements of the Russian political opposition will have to sign in with the Russian Ministry of Justice as foreign agents of Washington. The Itar-Tass News Agency reported on July 3 that there are about 1,000 organizations in Russia that are funded from abroad and engaged in political activity. Try to imagine the outcry if the Russians were funding 1,000 organizations in the US engaged in an effort to turn America into a Russian puppet state. (In the US the Russians would find a lot of competition from Israel.)

The Washington-funded Russian political opposition masquerades behind “human rights” and says it works to “open Russia.” What the disloyal and treasonous Washington-funded Russian “political opposition” means by “open Russia” is to open Russia for brainwashing by Western propaganda, to open Russia to economic plunder by the West, and to open Russia to having its domestic and foreign policies determined by Washington.

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