Upon Mikheil Saakashvili’s instructions, Georgian snipers opened fire on the protesters rallying on Ukraine’s Maidan in 2014.

Summary

Upon Mikheil Saakashvili’s instructions, Georgian snipers – Alexander Revazishvili, Koba Nergadze and Zalogi Kvaratskhelia – opened fire on the protesters rallying on Ukraine’s Maidan square on February 20, 2014.

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Printed newspaper
  • Reported in: Issue 99
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23/02/2018
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Country: Ukraine, Georgia
  • Keywords: Mikheil Saakashvili, Euromaidan
  • Outlet: Asaval-Dasavali
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The Brussels establishment implement policies only to safeguard the international elite

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has once again accused US billionaire George Soros of using his funds to buy influence in Brussels and the UN. The fears of Hungarian Prime Minister Orban are not groundless. We know very well that the Brussels’ establishment are implementing short-sighted policies that do not guarantee the European population. It seems that the European Union, the European Commission in the first place, is more oriented in guaranteeing the interests of the international elite, who are more interested in the lowering of labor costs and workers’ contractual protections, glorifying the pathologies inherent in globalism.

Disproof

Recurring disinformation about the EU and about George Soros, no evidence given. euvsdisinfo.eu/the-all-powerful-mr-soros-2/, https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=elite&disinfo_issue=&date=, .

Individual EU countries must make sure that their national laws protect rights laid down by EU employment laws (Directives). ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=82,

US spy planes spotted near Russia’s Crimea

US surveillance planes have intensified flights along the Russian border, according to the CivMilAir portal, which monitors military aviation flights worldwide.

An EP-3 Aries reconnaissance plane with the aircraft number 157326 flew out of a US Air Force base on Crete on an hours-long mission off the Crimean coast and Russia’s southern region of Krasnodar.

 

Disproof

Regardless of where US planes have been spotted, Crimea is not Russian - it is a part of Ukraine illegally annexed by Russia. The European Union does not recognise the illegal annexation of Crimea and continues to condemn this violation of international law, and that Russia’s illegal actions remain a direct challenge to international security, with grave implications for the international legal order that protects the unity and sovereignty of all States.

The Western-backed coup in Ukraine has torn the country asunder

Four years ago this weekend, Ukraine’s democratically-elected, albeit deeply corrupt, government was overthrown in a Western-backed coup which set off a chain reaction of events, tearing one of Europe’s largest countries asunder. The “EuroMaidan” movement pledged to wipe out corruption, improve living standards and integrate Ukraine into the west. On all counts, it has failed miserably.

The human toll of Maidan has also been extraordinary. Given the post-coup/revolution regime was dominated by western Ukrainians, an insurgency kicked off in the east and south, with ethnic-Russian locals fearful their culture would fall victim to nationalists. Thus, backed by varying degrees of Moscow support, Crimea, and parts of Lugansk and the Donbas separated from Ukraine. And while the former (where thousands of Russian troops were already legally stationed) enjoyed a smooth divorce, the latter pair have endured a horrible war, with over 10,000 deaths so far. No end appears to be in sight, as Kiev refuses to fulfil its obligations under the Minsk peace agreements, and Moscow shows few signs of softening its stance on how the deal must be implemented in full.

Disproof

There was no coup in Ukraine four years ago. The demonstrations which began in Kyiv in November 2013 – called "Maidan", or "Euromaidan" – were not provoked from outside but were a result of the Ukrainian people's frustration with former President Yanukovych's last minute U-turn when, after seven years of negotiation, he refused to sign the EU–Ukraine Association Agreement and halted progress towards Ukraine's closer relationship with the EU as a result of Russian pressure.

The protesters' demands included constitutional reform, a stronger role for parliament, formation of a government of national unity, an end to corruption, early presidential elections and an end to violence. The European Union does not recognise the illegal annexation of Crimea and continues to condemn this violation of international law, and that Russia’s illegal actions remain a direct challenge to international security, with grave implications for the international legal order that protects the unity and sovereignty of all States.