Danger at the Ukrainian Border

December 13th, 2021 - by United National Antiwar Coalition & TASS

US and NATO Aggression towards Russia

United National Antiwar Coalition

 (December 8, 2021) — The US government and its corporate media have been trying to build a case that Russia is getting ready to invade Ukraine. Their main argument is that they have observed around 90,000 Russian troops near the border with Ukraine. Near the border means that they are on Russian territory, this is what the US calls aggression.

Although US and NATO forces have surrounded Russia and have conducted military maneuvers right at the Russian border, that is deemed to be not provocative, but Russia massing troops in its own territory is.

What is never said in any of these reports is that there are 125,000 Ukrainian troops in the Donbass region right near the Russian border. These troops have been freshly equipped by the US with advanced weaponry and US military “advisors” have been aiding them in their aggressive military posture.

The massing of Russian troops near its border is a defensive move on their part to counter the threat of the US and NATO and their ally Ukraine that wants NATO membership.

In 1990, as the Soviet Union was collapsing, James Baker the US secretary of state told the Soviet leaders that NATO would not expand east of Germany. Since then, it has expanded into 14 countries in violation of that agreement, right up to the Russian border.

History has since shown the world that it is the US and its NATO allies that are the aggressors everywhere in the world. It is the US with its military in more than 170 countries, with 20 times the number of foreign bases as all other countries in the world combined that has invaded and occupied one country after the next. It is the US that spends almost as much on the military as all other countries combined. This is what the Russians fear and with good reason.

The Russians have only to look at the coup that the US orchestrated in Ukraine in 2014. They can recall Senator John McCain speaking to the protesters in Maidan Square, Kiev, urging them forward to topple their government, and US diplomat Victoria Nuland — as she brought treats for the Maidan protesters and was recorded on the phone saying “fuck the EU” because they wanted to replace the Ukrainian president with someone other than the US hand-picked person.

The US pick, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, of course, was installed as the new prime minister after the coup, and ever since the US has had important influence in Ukraine. The new finance minister in the coup government was Natalie Jeresko, from the US and Joe Biden’s son took a role on the board of the largest Natural gas company in the country.  

The new government contained far right and Nazi parties such as the Svoboda Party and others associated with a coalition of right-wing groups called the Right Sector. In Ukraine today there are openly fascist militias, swastikas chalked on walls or displayed on jackets and torchlight marches through the streets with people chanting anti-Semitic and anti-Russian slogans. This is what the US put in place and what Russia — which lost 20 million people to the Nazi terror in World War II — fears.

The key demand of Russia is that Ukraine, which has the largest border with Russia of any European country, not become a NATO member. They also demand that the US and NATO back off on their approach to the Russian border and stop placing armed nuclear installations on their border.  

The US/NATO/Ukraine aggression is happening at a time when the Ukrainian president Vladimir Zelenskiy has been making promises to “win back” Crimea and has started an offensive against the Eastern break-away regions of Luhansk and Donetsk.

All three areas are Russian-speaking regions that rejected the 2014 coup as far-right and Nazi forces took hold of the government. The people of Crimea voted by over 90% to break from Ukraine and re-integrate into Russia since they had been part of Russia untill 1956 anyway.

In the Donbass, which is the area of Luhansk and Donetsk, the people organized into the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Luhansk People’s Republic, created their own flags and built people’s militias to defend their territory against the right-wing and anti-Russian government of Kiev.

Although a ceasefire agreement was reached, it has been consistently violated by Kiev and recently the Zelenskiy government has stepped-up attacks in the regions. More than 14,000 people have been killed in this war in the Eastern Ukraine.

Another reason for the recent US/Ukraine aggression may be because, just recently, Russia completed its Nordstream 2 natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany and is ready to turn it on. This can provide gas to Germany and Europe at a much better price than the US can offer with its fracked gas. This will also replace the Russian gas pipeline that runs through Ukraine.

Natural gas was a key factor in the 2014 Ukrainian coup. Like many of the other recent US initiated wars, energy may be a big issue in this situation, too.

We demand:

• No US weapons or military advisors for the Ukrainian military
• Stop the US saber-rattling, No war with Russia
• Keep Ukraine out of NATO.

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US Previous Claims on Russia’s Plans to Invade Ukraine Proved to Be Wrong

Russia Is Not a Threat to Any Country.
“Russian Troops on Russian Territory Is Our Sovereign Right”

TASS Russia News Agency

WASHINGTON, (December 4, 2021) — Russia poses no threat to any country and has the sovereign right to deploy troops on its territory, while earlier “hysterical estimations” of the US officials on the alleged Russian preparations for invasion in Ukraine proved to be wrong, Russia’s embassy in Washington announced on Saturday.

This is how the Russian diplomatic mission responded to a request from the Washington bureau of the Financial Times to comment on the report in the US media that Moscow was allegedly planning a large-scale invasion of Ukraine with the participation of up to 175,000 troops in early next year.

“Russia is not a threat to any country. The deployment of Russian troops on the national territory is our sovereign right and no one’s business,” the diplomatic mission stressed.

“It is NATO and its member states that are recklessly moving their military forces and infrastructure to the Russian borders,” the Russian diplomats noted.

“Last spring hysterical estimations of the United States officials on alleged Russian preparations for invasion in Ukraine proved to be wrong,” they recalled.

“What needs to be done by Washington is to make Zelensky’s government implement the Minsk agreements,” they added.

In particular, the Washington Post reported about the assumptions of the US intelligence regarding the alleged Russian preparations to invade Ukraine. The newspaper referred to an unclassified report from the American intelligence services.

Earlier, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Russia is registering an information campaign of Western countries, which is aimed at presenting Moscow as a threat to the settlement process in Ukraine. He did not rule out that this campaign was cover up “aggressive thoughts that may take place in Kiev.” Peskov noted that “it is completely wrong to associate any movements of the Russian armed forces across the territory” of Russia with aggressive plans.

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