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Zuzak GRC Report; Wed.,
January 01, 2014
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- There have been no additions this month.
Propaganda War against Ukraine [email protected], 30Dec2013; Will Zuzak
How spread of Banderite slogans and symbols undermines Ukrainian nation-building Kyiv Post, 28Dec2013; Andreas Umland [W.Z.]
To my surprise, Andreas Umland (of the Kyiv Mohyla Academy) demonizes
Oleh Tyahnybok and the Svoboda party for using the slogan "Glory to
Ukraine! ... To the heroes glory!" at the ongoing massive Euromaidan
demonstrations in Kyiv and throughout the country. Most of the comments
are critical of Mr. Umland.
- Ukrainian activists have noted
articles emanating from both the Western and Russian press/blogosphere
disparaging the Euromaidan demonstrations. Links to 3 examples are
provided, as well as a Russian video interview of Ken O'Keefe by Sophie
- Activists of PEPWatch explain how it is possible to
prevent money laundering by Ukraine's political elite. Unfortunately, I
conclude that "financial institutions around the world will be
very reluctant to apply these legal measures, since they themselves are
colluding with the criminal element to facilitate money laundering. ...
Only constant public pressure will force financial
institutions to comply with the law."
- The preface to my posting to [email protected] reads:
The month of December 2013 is likely to be recorded as a decisive
turning point in the history of Ukraine -- for better or for worse.
Vladimir Putin and his cronies are doing their utmost to either
subjugate or dismantle Ukraine. The massive Euromaidan demonstrations
in Kyiv, initiated to pressure the government to honour its commitment
to sign the European Association Agreement, has now morphed into a
country-wide struggle against the corruption endemic within Ukrainian
During the past 22 years, the criminal element (Mafia) has entrenched
itself in all the power structures -- government (Yanukovych, Azarov),
political parties (Party of Regions), economy (billionaire Oligarchs),
education (Tabachnyk), the legal system (courts, judges, prosecutors,
detention centres), the police (Berkut, Militia, road police, SBU) and
perhaps the military. This has led to Ukrainians having the lowest
standard of living in Europe. In the past, Ukrainians were looking for
salvation in Europe, America and/or Russia. Now they are looking into
their own souls. The new Maidan has proposed a complete country-wide
restructuring of Ukrainian society. May God help them.
(3) Video Links:
Are EU banks doing business with Ukraine's crooked politicians? Nashi Hroshi, 21Dec2013; Kaleniuk/Senyk [07:39, Ukr, Eng. subtitles]
Putin, Medvedchuk, Kluiev want to dismantle Ukraine Radio Svoboda, 21Dec2013; Inna Bohoslovska [33:38, Ukr]
Ken O'Keefe: "Time to arrest traitors in White House/Congress" Ken O'Keefe, 09Dec2013; Sophie Shevardnadze [27:33]
Ruslana -- We heard you #euromaidan #Євромайдан AdaLuh, 29Nov2013; Ruslana [03:31, Ukr/English subtitles]
Rock star Ruslana Lyzhychko appeals to the Ukrainian Diaspora to
support the Euromaidan demonstrators in Kyiv. Since this appeal, she
has become the driving force of Euromaidan.
- As an example of
Vladimir Putin's propaganda offensive to demonize the West -- using the
West's own dissidents, we provide a link to an interview of Ken O'Keefe
by Sophie Shevardnadze.
- Inna Bohoslovska recently resigned from the Party of Regions. She provides a fascinating insight into Ukrainian politics.
Nashi Hroshi interviews Daria Kaleniuk and Halyna Senyk of PEPWatch to
explain how to prevent money laundering by Ukraine's politicians.
(4) Ukrainian Week:
Ukrainian Week English language [Archive]
- Visit this site to keep up with recent developments in Ukraine.
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Will Zuzak, 2014.01.01