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Glenn A.Rathn, Radio Lemberg, 20.03.2019   Частина 22 тут   Під впливом Европи на польських, а також на русинських землях з’явились представники неолатинської поезії. Найвідомішими поетами русинів були Павло Русин (німець за походженням), Григорій Вігілляцій Русин зі Самбора, Георгій Русин з Тичина, Ян Русин з Туробина та Себастіан Кленович (автор поеми «Роксоланія»). Всі вони писали переважно латиною, бо це була загально-европейська літературна мова тих часів, але дехто пробував писати і русинською літературною мовою (її залишки зараз вважаються «русскім язиком»). Тож русинському загалу (окрім освіченого прошарку) ці поети були невідомими (а наші теперішні манкурти взагалі не бажають нічого знати про них). Для цих
2019 March 20 Wednesday, 00:36
Тереза Мей, The Telegraph, 16.03.2019     Посеред парламентської  драми у Вестмінстері минулого тижня, стали зрозумілішими ті виклики постануть перед нами як державою.   Минулого понеділка у Страсбурзі я відстояла комплекс юридичних покращень  до угоди про Брекзит, укладання яких стало реакцією на обґрунтовані занепокоєння парламентаріїв щодо режиму «бекстоп» для Північної Ірландії. Я сказала, що відсутність підтримки цієї покращеної угоди спричинить появу багатьох небажаних альтернатив, починаючи з того, що Велика Британія не покине ЕС 29 березня  як заплановано, і закінчуючи ризиком другого референдуму, загальними виборами та великою ймовірністю виходу без угоди. Саме так і сталось.   Приблизно тридцять моїх колег-консерваторів змінили свою
2019 March 17 Sunday, 23:35
János Széky, Radio Lemberg, 17.03.2019   Зузана Чапутова, новачок у політиці, одержала блискучу перемогу у першому турі президентських виборів у Словаччині. Хоча вона й не отримала половини голосів (і буде другий тур), але отримавши 40,57% вона перемогла Мароша Шефчовича, який опинився на другому місці з 18,66%. Важливим є те, що Чапутова є кандидатом від центристської ліберальної партії «Прогресивна Словаччина», яку засновано лише наприкінці 2017 року, і яка ще не має своїх представників у Національній Раді (парламенті Словаччини).   Головні популістські претенденти, хамуватий та політично корумпований колишній міністр юстиції Штефан Гарабін, а також Маріан Котлеба, який взагалі є відвертим прокремлівським неофашистським вилупком, разом на двох отримали
2019 March 17 Sunday, 23:23
János Széky, Radio Lemberg, 17.03.2019   Political newcomer Zuzana Čaputová won a stunning victory in the first round of the Slovak presidential election. Although she did not get 50 percent of the votes, so a second round will be held, with 40.57% she is almost certain to defeat runner-up Maroš Šefčovič (18,66%). This is all the more remarkable because Čaputová is the candidate of a centrist liberal party called Progressive Slovakia, which was founded only in late 2017, and has no representatives yet in the National Council (parliament).   The main "populist" contenders, the boorish and politically corrupt former Minister of Justice Štefan Harabin, and Marian Kotleba, who is simplya pro-Kremlin neo-fascist thug, won c. 25 percent put together, but it is
2019 March 17 Sunday, 23:09
Anne Applebaum, The Washington Post, 08.03.2019   Деталі референдуму, який пройшов у Великій Британії у 2016 році, давно нагадують американцям їхні президентські вибори того ж року. Такі ж суперечливі та повні ненависті вибори, також багато заможних осіб переживають за «простий народ» і «його волю». Такі самі цілеспрямовані рекламні кампанії, викрадення даних та фейкові акаунти у соцмережах. Однак тепер, коли вже за кілька днів [статтю опубліковано 8 березня — прим. RL] Велика Британія відчує наслідки цього голосування, історія з Брекзитом стає ще знайомішою.    Адже тепер з’ясовано, що один з її головних героїв має набагато тісніші зв’язки з московським бізнесом, ніж раніше підозрювали. Мало того,
2019 March 13 Wednesday, 21:07
Niklas Magnusson, Boris Groendahl, Ruben Munsterman, Bloomberg, 06.03.2019   Звинувачення у відмиванні брудних московських грошей торкнулися кількох европейських банків. Доступ до інформації про їхню можливу участь у скандалі медіа агенції отримали від Проекту боротьби з організованою злочинністю та корупцією (OCCRP). Наразі розслідування справи проводиться в Естонії, Латвії, Литві, США, Великій Британії та у скандинавських державах. Пропонуємо вашій увазі список головних банків, які було залучено до скандалу. Міжнародний Валютний Фонд визначив, що частка відмитих грошей складає від 2% до 5% світового ВВП, тобто $2,000,000,000,000 (два трильйони) доларів.    DANSKE BANK    Найбільший банк Данії у вересні визнав, що більша
2019 March 10 Sunday, 05:32
Олександр Пасхавер, FreudHouse, 05.02.2015 Нещодавно [увага, йдеться про 2015 рік — прим. RL] український економіст, член-кореспондент Академії технологічних наук України, Олександр Пасхавер виступив у рамках проекту «Що я можу», організованого Freud House. Публікуємо його ключові думки про те, чому ми не є европейцями і як через це гальмуються реформи; як довіра робить життя кращим, і чому проти Московії воює сама історія.    З точки зору якості й рівня життя европейська цивілізація зараз є дуже успішною. Ми хочемо стати европейцями, проте не можемо досягнути такого рівня життя, як в оточуючих нас країнах, навіть тих, які далеко не завжди і самі поводять себе, як европейці. Чому?   ПРО ЦІННОСТІ   Зазвичай
2019 March 09 Saturday, 11:29
Frances Schwartzkopff and Niklas Magnusson, Bloomberg, 06.03.2019   Білл Броудер, інвестор, який став відомим, полюючи на відмивачів грошей, каже, що справи, які він уже висунув проти банків, є лише малою дрібкою тієї величезної кількості брудних грошей, які намагалися вивести з Московії на Захід.    Співзасновник The Hermitage Capital Management, який каже, що він тісно співпрацює з правоохоронними агенціями в усій Европі, розповідає, що майже $1,000,000,000,000 (трильйон) сумнівних коштів зі Сходу або вже заховано всередині Евросоюзу, або їм шукають лазівки, щоб туди потрапити.    «Наше розслідування продовжує приносити нам нові докази та нову інформацію про  нові сумнівні операції, - сказав Броудер в
2019 March 08 Friday, 21:18
Янош Секі, Radio Lemberg, 08.03.2019. English version is here   Заступник міністра оборони Словаччини, пан Роберт Ондрейчак (на фото), 26 лютого написав для щоденного видання SME статтю про московське вторгнення у Крим. Він зазначив: «В лютому 2014 року Московія розпочала військову операцію проти України, спершу на півострові Крим, окупувавши, а потім й анексувавши його».    Це проста й зрозуміла правда: цим кроком Московія кидає виклик міжнародному праву, підтвердженому Генеральною Асамблеєю ООН з переважною більшістю у березні 2014 року. Словацька Республіка є суверенною державою, членом НАТО з вільною пресою. Однак, реакція посольства Московії у Братиславі була шаленою.    У своїй ноті протесту московити
2019 March 08 Friday, 17:01
János Széky, Radio Lemberg, 08.03.2019.  Переклад українською тут   Róbert Ondrejcsák [on main photo], the State Secretary (deputy minister) at the Defense Ministry of Slovakia, wrote an article for the daily paper SME on 26 February about the Russian invasion of the Crimea. He wrote, "In February 2014, Russia started a military operation against Ukraine, first in the Crimea, occupying [it], then annexing it.   This is the truth, clearly and simply: this action by Russia defies international law, accepted by the UN General Assembly with a large majority in March 2014. The Slovak Republic is a sovereign state, a NATO member with a free press. The Russian Embassy in Bratislava, however, responded
2019 March 08 Friday, 12:50
Еммануель Макрон, президент Франції, 04.03.2019    Ми не можемо дозволити націоналістам використати невдоволення громадськості. Я хочу амбіційний проект, який дозволить людям насправді повернути собі контроль.    Громадяни Европи, якщо я насмілююсь прямо звертатися до вас, то це не лише в ім'я історії та тих цінностей, які нас об'єднують, але й тому, що в нас мало часу. За кілька тижнів европейські вибори стануть вирішальними для майбутнього нашого континенту.   ПАСТКА БРЕКЗИТУ    Ще ніколи з часів Другої світової війни Европа [як політичний проект — прим. RL] не була такою важливою. І ніколи Европа не була в такій небезпеці. Йдеться про Брекзит. Він символізує кризу Европи, якій не вдалося відповісти
2019 March 06 Wednesday, 22:11
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 06.03.2019   It has been 100 days since Russian forces attacked the Ukrainian Navy. On 25 November 2018, three Ukrainian naval vessels were making a peaceful and announced transit from Odesa, Ukraine to Mariupol, Ukraine. They were attacked without warning by Russian forces near the Kerch Strait. The Russians rammed one of the Ukrainian boats, shot at the others from the sea and air, pursued them into international waters of the Black Sea, boarded them, and took the crews captive. By any measure the Russian Federation committed an act of open aggression against Ukraine – an act of war.   The response Ukraine was to declare a war state in Ukrainian regions adjacent to the Russian aggressors and to prepare to defend
2019 March 06 Wednesday, 07:26
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 05.03.2019   The Russian Federation’s invasion of Ukraine started five years ago. The illegal occupation of Crimea and part of Donbas continues and Ukrainians living there remain under subjection to Muscovy. Trench warfare is still being waged along a battlefront in Luhansk and Donetsk regions in eastern Ukraine. Over 13,000 people have been killed by Russian aggression and over one and a half million Ukrainians are internally displaced persons. With no sign that Putin will put a stop to his war against Ukraine, the United States and the European Union are extending sanctions.   In the U.S., Executive Orders from declaring a national emergency, dating from 2014, have been extended. These Obama-era Executive Orders
2019 March 05 Tuesday, 07:27
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 04.03.2019    Operation UNIFIER is up for renewal. A clear signal from Canada that the mission will continue will be a boost for stability as Ukraine is in an election year and has entered the sixth year of defending the homeland from Russian aggression.   The Canadian Armed Forces have contributed substantially to a NATO training mission to Ukraine, conducted at the Yavoriv base in Lviv region in western Ukraine. Since 2015, Canada has had approximately 200 soldiers deployed as part of Operation UNIFIER. More than 10,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been trained, contributing to the battle-readiness of the Armed Forces of Ukraine as Ukraine defends itself from Russia's invasion, which began in 2014.  
2019 March 04 Monday, 08:45
Glenn A.Rathn, Radio Lemberg, 03.03.2019   Частина 21 тут   У 1440 році польський Сейм та королівський уряд відсторонили від влади русинського князя Василя Красного та захопилии Київщину й Поділля, але поляки переоцінили свої сили. Вже у 1447 році після страшного розгрому під Варною, намагаючись досягти компромісу з русинською аристократією, вони видали Привілей для Литовсько-Руської шляхти. Цей документ містив 14 статтей. Одною з найважливіших булата, яка гарантувала, що землі й державні посади (у Великому Литовсько-Руському князівстві) отримуватимуть лише (його) уродженці. Таким чином, цей Привілей надовго перекрив польській шляхті шляхи для проникнення у Велике князівство.   Василь Красний відмовився взяти участь в організованому
2019 March 03 Sunday, 23:44
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 03.03.2019    Russian forces shelled the village of Troitske with 120 millimetre calibre mortars on the last night of winter in Ukraine, February 28.   Four houses and outbuildings were struck by mortars and artillery. Two women were injured by the Russian shelling. One of the injured women was struck by flying glass. The other suffered a concussion from a blast – she had recently been discharged from the hospital for treatment of a concussion from a previous bombardment.   Humanitarian groups and Ukrainian military officers of the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) were on the scene on Friday.   The humanitarian mission “Prolyska” was at the seen of the bombardment early
2019 March 03 Sunday, 11:55
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 02.03.2019    Russian imperialist aggression against Ukraine is thievery on an international scale. Immediately on invading and occupying Crimea in February/March 2014 the Russians began to steal oil and natural gas. Immediately on invading and occupying Donbas in April 2014 the Russians began to steal coal and whole factories.   The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague has ruled the Russian Federation violated an investment protection agreement by seizing assets of the Ukrainian gas concern Naftogaz in Crimea, Ukraine. The Russians committed this crime after invading and occupying Ukraine’s southern peninsula five years ago.   The chief executive officer of Naftogaz, Andriy Kobolev, made this
2019 March 02 Saturday, 09:50
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 01.03.2019    Five years ago the Russian Federation began an invasion of the largest country that lies wholly within Europe, Ukraine. Foreigners from Muscovy seized Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula and occupy it to this day. Putin’s War in Europe expanded to Donbas in April 2014. Trench warfare characterizes Russian aggression in this part of Europe.   On February 27 there was an international forum in Kyiv called “Occupied Crimea: Five Years of Resistance.”   The Head of the UN Human Rights Mission to Ukraine, Fiona Frazer, was a notable speaker. She reported on significant human rights violations in Crimea – an integral part of the territory of Ukraine that is temporarily occupied by
2019 March 01 Friday, 13:09
 Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 28.02.2019    This is the fifth anniversary of the start of the Russian Federation’s war against Ukraine. On 27th February 2014 heavily-armed Russian special operations forces seized the regional parliament building in Simferopol, Ukraine. Two months later Muscovy expanded its war of imperialist aggression from Crimea to Donbas.   Putin’s War is ongoing. On 27 February 2019 the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation bombarded Ukrainian defenders at Stanytsia Luhanska, Zhovte, and Krymske in Luhansk region, and at Novoluhanske, Chermalyk, Hnutove, and Vodyane in Donetsk region. One Ukrainian soldier serving in the Joint Forces Operation was wounded in action. Ukrainian military intelligence reports
2019 February 28 Thursday, 11:36
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 27.02.2019    Nothing is more important to the Putin regime than the annihilation of Ukraine. The invasion of Crimea, the invasion of Donbas, the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, and the massive campaign of anti-Ukrainian hate propaganda serve no other purpose.   The Russian military has raised its force levels in occupied Ukrainian Crimea, in occupied Ukrainian Donbas, and in Russian Federation territory adjacent to Ukraine. These troops and armour are not there for defence. The Russians are prepared to launch an offensive against Ukraine and expand their open aggression ongoing in Luhansk and Donetsk regions of eastern Ukraine.   Since starting international war against Ukraine in 2014 the Armed Forces of the
2019 February 27 Wednesday, 11:22
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 26.02.2019   Foreign occupation by Muscovy has brought religious intolerance and persecution to Crimea and to part of Donbas. This kind of bigotry is alien to these Ukrainian lands. Since independence in 1991 and the overthrow of the criminal Soviet regime Ukrainians have asserted freedom of religion as the modern, democratic, European state that it is. But invasion by the Russian Federation, starting in 2014, changed all that for millions of Ukrainians in the southernmost and easternmost parts of the country.   Epifaniy is the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine and Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine. In a statement entitled “On expanding religious persecution in the occupied territories of the
2019 February 26 Tuesday, 12:28
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 25.02.2019    Russian occupation forces bombarded the settlements of Zolote and Novooleksandrivka in Luhansk region, Ukraine on Sunday. The attack was carried out by the 2nd Army Corps (so-called "Luhansk People's Republic") of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.   On February 24th, at about 5 o’clock in the morning, the Russian army invading Ukraine in Donbas carried out a targeted mortar shelling of civilians living in two peaceful villages. Zolote and Novooleksandrivka lie west of the Russian-occupied city of Luhansk and east of the city of Popasna which is in free Ukraine territory. The bombardment fell directly on the houses of Ukrainians. Frightened residents barely managed to take
2019 February 25 Monday, 08:43
Glenn A.Rathn, Radio Lemberg, 25.02.2019   Частина 20 тут    Нашу історію не просто вкрали московити (населення, що мешкає на просторах Північного Туркестану та Merijamaa). Нашу історію методично знищували поляки, московити і совки (останні доклали максимум зусиль і намагалися знищити русинський народ фізично).   Більшість з нас навіть не здогадувались про існування Василя Красного Галицького до появи праці Володимира Білінського. А в цього видатного діяча нашої історії, набагато величнішого ніж улюбленець московитів «Володимир ІІ Красноє Солнишко» чи пияк Богдан Хмельницький, був рідний брат. В Европі він є відомим як Дітріх або Фрідріх. У нас він є відомим як Федько. Оскільки у русинів не було прийнято писатися
2019 February 25 Monday, 01:57
Daniel Lacalle, Mises Institute, 06.08.2018   Одним з найпоширеніших обманів нових популістів є слова про те, що їхня модель є «скандинавською» (яка існує в країнах Північної Европи), і що ці держави є успішним прикладом того, що «соціалізм працює». Коли я сказав про це міністру фінансів Фінляндії, панові Петтері Орпо, на недавньому обіді ECR, він не повірив власним вухам.    Конфіскація майна, різке збільшення податків, привласнення коштів та підпорядкування моделі зростання політичному контролю — це те, що відстоюють популісти. Такі ж порядки були у Венесуелі, яку всі вони ставили за приклад, починаючи від Берні Сандерса (Bernie Sanders) до Овена Джонса (Owen Jones) чи Джеремі Корбіна (Jeremy Corbyn) та
2019 February 25 Monday, 00:43
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 24.02.2019   The part of eastern Ukraine that was invaded and is now occupied by the Russian Federation is one of the most heavily mined areas in the world. Anti-personnel mines and anti-tank mines kill and maim Ukrainians, mostly civilians. On Sunday there were more casualties in Putin’s War.   At 12:30 on February 23 a minivan was travelling near the Olenivka checkpoint on route H-20, south of the city of Donetsk. It blew up on an anti-tank mine. Two people were killed on the spot and three others were injured.    The press service of the Joint Forces Operation of the Armed Forces of Ukraine gave the few details available. The minivan suffered a breakdown and pulled to the median of the
2019 February 24 Sunday, 11:40
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 23.02.2019    Russian information warfare against Ukraine is total war. In the hands of the Kremlin, every aspect of communications, news, and entertainment is in the service of Putin’s War. The common theme of war propaganda for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is that Ukraine is “not a real country” and that Rooskiy Mir (the Russian World) is the natural state of all Slavs. Muscovy über Alles, über alles in der Welt.   In the context of the Russian Federation’s five year long war against Ukraine, the Russians have produced a weapon of information warfare in the form of a film about World War II. Called “T-34,” the film ostensibly is about the heroism of Russians
2019 February 23 Saturday, 08:54
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 22.02.2019    As a member of the Council of Europe, Ukraine participates in the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities. This body observes local and regional elections in Council of Europe member states. In the midst of an election campaign (Ukraine will have the first round of presidential elections on March 31) the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe will hold a conference in Kyiv on 27 February. This will be followed by a workshop for local authorities on February 28, organized jointly with the Association of Ukrainian Cities. The purpose of the conference and workshop is to achieve better inclusion and protection of Internally Displace Persons (IDPs) to ensure their
2019 February 22 Friday, 15:17
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 21.02.2019    On Wednesday, an American diplomat and an American politician visited the battlefront where the Russian Federation is invading Ukraine. Ukraine’s partner, the United States, thus marked the fifth anniversary of the start of the combat phase of Putin’s War against Ukraine.   The U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovich, and U.S. Senator Joni Ernst met with the Commander of the Joint Forces Operation, Lieutenant-General Serhiy Nayev on February 20th on an Armed Forces of Ukraine base near the front line. They were there to learn about war conditions.   Marie Yovanovich took up the post of Ambassador of the United States of America to Ukraine on 18 August 2016. Joni Ernst is a U.S.
2019 February 21 Thursday, 10:37
Дональд Туск, Верховна Рада України, 19.02.2019   Дорогі українські друзі!    Я прибув до вас у п’яту річницю драматичних подій на Майдані, у річницю Революції гідності, щоби подякувати всім українцям та їхнім обранцям, які зібралися тут, незалежно від партійних розбіжностей, відмінностей інтересів та ідеологічних суперечок.    Я приїхав як президент Европейської ради, але також як поляк, ваш найближчий сусід та сердечний і доброзичливий друг.    Насамперед хочу подякувати вам за стійкість. Ви встояли у найважчу мить вашої історії.    Ви встояли і будете залишатися гордими та незламними всупереч геополітиці, всупереч злим намірам агресивного сусіда та всупереч байдужості та лицемірству
2019 February 20 Wednesday, 11:14
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 20.02.2019   “There can be no just Europe without an independent Ukraine. That there can be no safe Europe without a safe Ukraine. To put it simply: there can be no Europe without Ukraine!”   These are the words of Donald Tusk, President of the European Council. He spoke them to the Ukrainian people through their democratic representative assembly, the Verkhovna Rada. They are a translation of his words into English, as President Tusk addressed his hosts in parliament in their native language, in Ukrainian. With his words and the way he spoke them President Tusk praised and honoured the Ukrainian nation.   Donald Tusk appreciates the heroism and the sacrifice that got Ukraine where it is today. Five
2019 February 20 Wednesday, 11:10
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 19.02.2019    Hostage-taker Putin refuses to release Ukrainian captives or to treat them properly as prisoners of war. By giving in to his baser instincts – as he always does – Putin is isolating the Russian Federation more than ever internationally. The way he conducts his very personal war against the Ukrainian people is winning Putin no friends, harming the standard of living of Russians, and making enemies of ‘brother Slav’ Ukrainians almost certainly for generations.   The Putin-Kremlin regime of state terrorism is holding 24 Ukrainian Navy sailors captive, illegally. This is subsequent to the Russians ramming, shooting at, and seizing three Ukrainian naval vessels on 25 November 2018.
2019 February 19 Tuesday, 09:21
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 18.02.2019    Three insidious attacks by the Russians in the past three days show that in the war against Ukraine the Putin regime is as nasty as ever. No trick, fair or foul, is beneath the Russian invader-occupiers in Donbas. That was true five years ago when the Russian Federation’s war against Ukraine began. It is true today.   On February 17 the Russians attempted to infiltrate a sabotage and reconnaissance group into the Svitlodarsk Bulge, north of occupied Debaltseve. Forward observation teams of the Ukrainian army exposed the enemy’s intentions in advance. The Russian attack was repulsed. The Ukrainians took a prisoner of war in the engagement.   Once again the Russian Federation exposes
2019 February 18 Monday, 09:00
Glenn A.Rathn, Radio Lemberg, 18.02.2019   Частина 19 тут    Польські королі та їх історики-хроністи, посягаючи на Галичину, Волинь і Поділля, були вкрай незацікавленими фіксувати на цих землях визнаних самою Папською буллою володарів-князів. Таким чином, все «за законом» дісталося Польській Короні. А московська історична наука після третього поділу Речі Посполитої 1795 року (коли московити перехопили більшість українських земель) взагалі не могла допустити існування старшої гілки князівського роду Буланідовичів-Володимировичів, бо за порадою Софії Палеолог (1455-1503), дружини хана Якуба Гіяс-ад-Діна (Йибана III), той князівський рід проголосили похідним від самого Господа Бога.    Заслугою князя Феодора
2019 February 18 Monday, 00:37
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 17.02.2019    The Russian Federation attacked the Ukrainian Navy on 25 November 2018. Because of this act of war the European Union and Ukraine will be sanctioning the Russian officials responsible. “There is no doubt that in the coming days, at the beginning of next week, sanctions in Brussels in coordination with Ukraine will be definitely adopted,” said Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.   Three Ukrainian naval vessels – two armoured gunboats and a tug – were making a peaceful and announced transit from Odesa, Ukraine to Mariupol, Ukraine when they were attacked by Russian forces. The attack by the Russians was purposeful and unprovoked. The Russians rammed the Ukrainian tug, shot at the
2019 February 17 Sunday, 08:47
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 16.02.2019    The essential character of the Russian Federation is that it is a crime syndicate in the form of a state. It is a mistake to ascribe geopolitical considerations as the only reason the Russian Federation invaded Ukraine. Robbery was the motive, overwhelmingly. Unable to produce and create in their own right, the Russians wage war on neighbour Ukrainians to steal what they have instead.   The Russian invader-occupiers of Ukraine stole the assets of PrivatBank and Oschadbank in Crimea. They did this in 2014, when the Russian Federation’s war against Ukraine began.   On Friday, February 15, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague announced a partial arbitration decision in favour of
2019 February 16 Saturday, 10:33
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 15.02.2019    On the 1,821st day of the Russian Federation’s war against Ukraine, invasion-occupation troops shelled civilians twice. The villages of Katerynivka in Luhansk region and Novoluhanske in Donetsk region were deliberately targeted and bombarded by the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. These war crimes are likely to go unpunished by a world that is determined to appease Russian aggression and ignored the international war that rages in the heart of Europe.   A repair crew working for Luhansk power distribution outlet “Popasna REM” was reconstructing a power line at a transformer substation near the village of Katerynivka. Around noon on February 14 they were shelled. The bombardment
2019 February 15 Friday, 13:11
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 14.02.2019    The Russian Federation is at war with Ukraine. This unprovoked war is an invasion by barbarian Muscovy against civilized Europe. In occupation, the Russians are vandalizing the cultural heritage of Ukraine and of Europe. The damage Putin’s War is doing to the heart and soul of Europe may be irreparable.   In Kerch, Crimea, Ukraine (Russian-occupied) lie the ruins of the ancient Greek colony of Panticapaeum. A visible part of the ruins are the Prytaneion, a seat of government where city officials met for banquets and ceremonies. The columns in this structure have collapsed. The fallen parts of the collapsed columns were removed by occupation regime officials. Those officials blamed fluctuating
2019 February 14 Thursday, 09:21
Sharon LaFraniere, Kenneth Vogel, Scott Shane, The New York Times, 10.02.2019   Серед низки натяків спецпрокурора Роберта Мюллера на ймовірну змову президента Трампа з Московією, один із найприкметніших виплив прямо на судовому слуханні у Вашингтоні минулого тижня.    У коментарях одного з провідних прокурорів Мюллера, викладених у стенограмі закритого слухання, стверджується, що спецпрокурор продовжує підтримувати щонайменше одну теорію: починаючи з того часу, коли Московія почала своїми діями просувати кандидатуру Трампа, люди з його середовища обговорювали можливості вирішити конфлікт, який виник через вторгнення Московії в Україну, та, можливо, звільнити Москву від економічних санкцій, накладених Сполученими Штатами та їхніми
2019 February 13 Wednesday, 22:37
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 13.02.2019    The Russian Federation committed an open act of war on 25 November 2018 when it attacked the Ukrainian Navy in the Black Sea near the Kerch Strait. Instead of declaring that a state of war exists – which it does – Western powers have done nothing except express “deep concern” about Russian aggression. But as time passes and Russian state-sponsored terrorism continues against Ukraine unabated, the European Union and the United States may finally be considering sanctions on the Russian individuals and entities responsible.   The Financial Times reported on Tuesday, February 12, that EU and US diplomats and other officials are working together on a package of new sanctions. They are
2019 February 13 Wednesday, 09:22
Джордж Сорос, Project Syndicate, 11.02.2019 Напівсонна Европа прямує у небуття, і европейські народи повинні прокинутися, поки не стало надто пізно. Якщо ж вони не прокинуться, то ЕС піде шляхом Радянського Союзу 1991 року. Здається, що ні лідери, ні звичайні громадяни не усвідомлюють, що ми переживаємо революційний момент і спектр можливостей є дуже широким, а тому кінцевий результат є вкрай невизначеним.    Більшість з нас допускають, що майбутнє нагадуватиме теперішнє, але це не обов’язково так. За своє довге і насичене подіями життя я був свідком багатьох періодів того, що називаю радикальним порушенням рівноваги. Ми переживаємо такий період сьогодні.    ЕВРОСОЮЗ    Наступним переломним моментом будуть
2019 February 13 Wednesday, 08:42
George Soros, Project Syndicate, 11.02.2019    The first step to defending Europe from its enemies, both internal and external, is to recognize the magnitude of the threat they present. The second is to awaken the sleeping pro-European majority and mobilize it to defend the values on which the EU was founded.    Europe is sleepwalking into oblivion, and the people of Europe need to wake up before it is too late. If they don’t, the European Union will go the way of the Soviet Union in 1991. Neither our leaders nor ordinary citizens seem to understand that we are experiencing a revolutionary moment, that the range of possibilities is very broad, and that the eventual outcome is thus highly uncertain.    Most of us
2019 February 13 Wednesday, 08:01
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 12.02.2019    The OSCE is going out of its way to insult member state Ukraine. Contradicting a law banning Russians from being official observers of Ukrainian elections, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe intends to invite the Russian Federation to send short-term observers for elections in Ukraine in 2019. This was announced by the spokesperson for the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), Thomas Rymer, on February 11.   The Russian Federation is at war with Ukraine. The Russians invaded Ukraine five years ago this month and they now occupy the Ukrainian region of Crimea and some of the Ukrainian regions of Luhansk and Donetsk. The Armed Forces of the Russian
2019 February 12 Tuesday, 07:56
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 11.02.2019    Almost five years after the Russian Federation invaded Ukraine in Crimea, Putin’s army is still on the attack. The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation are bombarding and assaulting Ukrainian defenders in Donbas, as they have been doing continuously since April 2014. Yesterday, February 10, was typical in that the Russians violated the Minsk Agreement ceasefire in every sector of the battlefront.   North of the Russian-occupied city of Luhansk the 2nd Army Corps (so-called “LPR”) of the Russian army attacked across the Siverskyi Donets River to strike Ukrainian defensive positions outside the village of Staryi Aidar.   In the Battle of the Bakhmut Road, the Russians attacked
2019 February 11 Monday, 09:07
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 10.02.2019     Ukraine has enshrined its intention to join the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in its constitution. Ukrainians have embarked on a journey to European and Euro-Atlantic integration that is irrevocable. Not unreasonably, the Ukrainian government is seeking a schedule for accession to the EU and a Membership Action Plan for NATO.   The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, gave a speech at the All-Ukraine Public Forum “Open Dialogue” on February 9. “Only full-fledged membership in the European Union and NATO can decisively and irrevocably guarantee our independence, national security, freedom, and well-being,” he told the audience in Kyiv.  
2019 February 10 Sunday, 09:25
Glenn A.Rathn, Radio Lemberg, 10.02.2019 Частина 18 тут    Велику експансію османів на Балкани тимчасово перервав Тимур Барлас (Тамерлан, 1336-1405) у 1402 році, полонивши турецького султана Баязида І Йилдирима (1360-1403). Смута 1401-1413 років в османів дозволила Европі хоч трохи перевести подих…    Цією паузою по своєму вирішили скористатись двоюрідні брати Владислав ІІ Яґайло (1362-1434), правитель Польщі, та Вітовт (1350-1430), правитель Литви. Давня суперечка проти німецького Ордену переросла у війну між двома католицькими державами, яка поставила недолуге польське керівництво на межу військової катастрофи. Тож Яґайло вирішив скористатися військовою міццю Вітовта і Феодора Галицького (1360-1446).   Постійні
2019 February 10 Sunday, 00:45
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 09.02.2019    Russians are dying in greater number in Putin’s futile war against Ukraine, now entering its sixth year. Always on the offensive, but with insufficient means to achieve victory, Russian soldiers in the invasion army in Donbas are effectively cannon-fodder. The Kremlin imposes strict censorship on the level of casualties suffered by the 1st Army Corps (so-called “DPR”) and 2nd Army Corps (so-called “LPR”) of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. But Ukrainian military intelligence is carefully documenting the rising numbers of dead and injured Russian soldiers.   The Russian invasion-occupation army in eastern Ukraine pushes forward primarily irregular troops in its
2019 February 09 Saturday, 09:28
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 08.02.2019     It’s carved in stone. The Europe and Euro-Atlantic path of Ukraine has been chosen and has been written in Ukraine’s most fundamental law. The will of the Ukrainian people is to join the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. As a nation that is culturally, historically, and geographically at the heart of Europe, Ukraine’s proper home is in the EU and in NATO. It is fitting and proper that this be carved in stone – written into the constitution of Ukraine.   On Thursday, February 7, the parliament of Ukraine, the Verkhovna Rada, pass a law amending the Constitution of Ukraine. The amendments were to set the “strategic course” of the state for
2019 February 08 Friday, 09:31
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 07.02.2019     While waging war against Ukraine, the Russian Federation is demanding to send ‘observers’ to the elections for President of Ukraine and for the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in 2019. The moral obscenity of this demand by the Putin regime is not lost on the Ukrainians. The executive, the administration, and the legislature in Ukraine are acting determinedly to prevent the aggressor state from interfering in elections by sending so-called ‘observers.’   On February 4, President Poroshenko said that he is ordering the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine not to allow in Russian observers of the election. He said this on the “Svoboda Slova” [Freedom of Speech] television
2019 February 07 Thursday, 09:20
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 06.02.2019    The Kyiv District Administrative Court has has stopped the Acting Health Minister of Ukraine, Dr. Ulyana Suprun, from doing her job. This shocking decision was not announced by the court in a normal fashion but was revealed in a social media posting by Oleh Lyashko, leader of the Radical Party and a member of the Verkhovna Rada. The presidential administration in Ukraine, the Ministry of Health, and the diplomatic community in Kyiv are all struggling to figure out what is going on. It appears as if the court system in Ukraine – which is unreformed and has never undergone lustration – is attempting to extinguish one of the brightest lights in President Petro Poroshenko’s cabinet.   The
2019 February 06 Wednesday, 08:59
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 05.02.2019   On February 4, the Russian army invading Ukraine shelled a checkpoint near Zolote in Luhansk region. Five members of an OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) team were in the fire upon area, and saw flames, smoke, soot and snow kicked up by the impacts. By this attack, the Russian Federation not only violated the Minsk Agreement ceasefire but also the terms of its membership in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.   The OSCE SMM gave a spot report: “On 4 February, an SMM patrol consisting of five members and two armoured vehicles was positioned near a checkpoint of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, approximately 300m north of the disengagement area near Zolote
2019 February 05 Tuesday, 10:10
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 04.02.2019   The Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine was enthroned on Sunday. Held the the ancient Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv, the ceremony marked the official inauguration of the Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine, Epiphanius (Epifaniy, in Ukrainian), as the head of the renewed, united, canonical Orthodox church in Ukraine.   The ceremony was attended by the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, and his wife Maryna. Saint Sophia Cathedral was the setting for the unification council on December 15 when the Orthodox church in Ukraine made itself autocephalous: they chose their own head.   The Orthodox church is important to Ukrainian life and culture. A plurality of Ukrainians would say that
2019 February 04 Monday, 09:49
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 03.02.2019    In an act of barbarity, Russian occupation troops shot up a funeral in Ukraine on Saturday. The invaders fired upon and struck a minibus containing mourners near the village of Chermalyk, north-east of Mariupol soon after noon on February 2nd. By good fortune nobody was injured but bullet holes were evident in the minibus after the attack.   The Russian military formation in this sector of the battlefront is the 1st Army Corps (Donetsk or so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic”) of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. These soldiers are recruited, armed, paid, and led by Russians from the Russian Federation. Make no mistake: the war in eastern Ukraine is international war. The
2019 February 03 Sunday, 09:54
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 02.02.2019   Anti-personnel mines the Russians plant and unexploded ordnance they leave behind is the biggest killer. Shells and rockets and bullets fired by Russian occupation troops take the next highest number of lives. Putin’s War against Ukraine has killed 242 children since it began five years ago. No civilized country is doing anything – or even has a plan – to defeat Russian aggression and stop Muscovy barbarism in the heart of Europe.   “Since the beginning of the conflict, more than 2,500 civilians have been killed, including 2,400 adults and 242 children. The total number of injured - up to 10,000 people, including 2,000 children,” said Maksym Komisarov on February 1. Colonel
2019 February 02 Saturday, 09:24
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 01.02.2019    The European Union and the United States may impose new sanctions on Russian individuals and entities if Ukrainian Navy sailors captured in the November 25 attack are not released. Senior EU ministers have been visiting Ukraine on the Sea of Azov coast in recent weeks. U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations, Kurt Volker, is active on the file. Given the Kremlin’s years-long intransigence and the never-ending failure of ‘dialogue’ with the Putin regime there is no good reason to refrain from imposing meaningful sanctions on Russians responsible for waging open war against Ukraine.   Kurt Volker gave an on-the-record telephone briefing to journalists on January
2019 February 01 Friday, 08:31
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 31.01.2019     The Russians are denying medical care to Pavlo Hryb and he may die. An all-out diplomatic effort is underway to save his life, but the Putin regime that holds the Ukrainian student hostage is deaf to all entreaties. This unconscionable moral outrage is sadly typical of the way the Russian Federation conducts its war against Ukraine, now entering its sixth year.   Pavlo Hryb is a student at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. For reasons known only to the Putin regime, he was lured by the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) to Homel, Belarus on 24 August 2017. There he was abducted, tortured, and dragged across the border into the Russian Federation – almost
2019 January 31 Thursday, 09:17
Янош Секі, Radio Lemberg Hungary, 30.01.2019     English version is here    Це сталося несподівано, наче грім серед ясного неба. У понеділок 27 січня The Wall Street Journal опублікував статтю, яка починалася реченням «Угорський прем’єр-міністр Віктор Орбан сказав американським дипломатам, що він хоче аби його країна була «нейтральною, як Австрія», в той час як Вашинґтон вимагає його жорсткішої позиції до Московії та Китаю, побоюючись що давній союзник США випаде з їхньої орбіти». Простіше кажучи, угорський уряд хоче виходу країни з НАТО. Багато людей були шокованими. Проте, Орбан не є людиною, яка говорить однозначно, скоріш за все він є як заголовок недавно опублікованої книжки —
2019 January 31 Thursday, 00:02
Олег Леусенко, член НСЖУ та АЕЖ, 30.01.2019   Війна Московії проти України докорінно змінює світопорядок, який склався після Другої світової війни. Зрештою саме Україна та її перемога над Московією і змінить структури ООН, ПАРЕ, Ради Европи, інших міжнародних організацій та закладе новий фундамент світового порядку.    Ставка англосаксів на Україну відбулася, вона є очевидною. Україна в завуальованому уявленні США, Канади та Британії має поставити на місце лівацькі і популістські продажні демократії старого світу. Перш за все — Німеччину, Францію та Італію.    Варто пам'ятати, що Україна є найбільшою країною Европи і саме в Україні є географічний центр континенту. Україну чекає роль лідера в майбутньому
2019 January 30 Wednesday, 23:19
Janos Szeky, Radio Lemberg Hungary, 30.01.2019   Переклад українською тут    It came out of the blue. On Monday, January 27, the Wall Street Journal published a story which began with the sentence, “Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has told U.S. diplomats that he wants his country to be ‘neutral, like Austria’ as Washington pushes for a tougher line on Russia and China, deepening fears that a longtime American ally is drifting from its orbit.” Which, in plain language, would mean the Hungarian government wants to leave NATO. Many people were shocked.    Viktor Orbán, however, is not a man of unequivocal statements, but rather, as the title of a recent book says, is “the Man of
2019 January 30 Wednesday, 21:54
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 30.01.2019   Senior European politicians visited the battlefront where the Russian Federation is invading Ukraine on Tuesday. They saw and heard a lot about what communities go through when they’re faced with the reality of international war up close. The foreign ministers of the Czech Republic and of Denmark visited the city of Mariupol and the village of Hnutove on January 29. Next week, all EU foreign ministers meet to discuss the Russian Federation’s act of war against Ukraine on 25 November 2018 in the Black Sea. It is to be hoped that the impressions the Czech and Danish foreign ministers give to their colleagues will lead to new and stronger sanctions on the people and entities in the Russian Federation
2019 January 30 Wednesday, 09:34
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 29.01.2019     Since the Russian Federation’s undisguised attack on the Ukrainian Navy on 25 November 2018, the build up of Russian troops and armaments facing Ukraine has been precipitous. The commander of Ukrainian and therefore European defences in Donbas, Lt.-Gen. Serhiy Nayev, believes the Russians want to seize control of the entire coast of the Sea of Azov. In response, Ukraine has created a new reserve armoured brigade to throw back the Muscovy invaders when they come in force.   The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation have increased the number of troops stationed in and near the war zone. General Nayev, commander of the Joint Forces Operation, said: “The number of tactical battalions near the
2019 January 29 Tuesday, 09:56
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 28.01.2019   As the Russian Federation’s war against Ukraine enters its sixth year, Putin’s invasion army in Donbas is planting mines along the battlefront and in civilian areas behind it.  In the temporarily occupied territory, the Russians recklessly endanger the lives and health of Ukrainians. Planting landmines and anti-personnel mines where there are non-combatants is a war crime, for which Putin is ultimately responsible.   OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) teams attempt to assess compliance with the Minsk Agreement ceasefire, but they are severely hampered in the temporarily occupied territories of Luhansk and Donetsk regions by Russian occupation troops. Occasionally they are able
2019 January 28 Monday, 09:32
Glenn A.Rathn, Radio Lemberg, 28.01.2019    Частина сімнадцята тут    На час смерті князя Дмитра II Галицького (1383) Европа переживала велику кризу. Англія та Франція пов'язли у Сторічній війні, данці намагалися втримати завойоване в естів, свеби (шведи) наполегливо відбирали Інґрію в мурз беїв Ширинських, Орден Німецького шпиталю помочі Діви Марії ("Тевтонський Орден", офіційно Orden der Brüder vom Deutschen Haus St. Mariens in Jerusalem) успішно громив польських пройдисвітів та жемайтів, Золота Орда була майже зруйнованою і стала легкою здобиччю сусідів та авантюристів — на кшталт Тимура Барласа та вихідців зі сучасного містечка Мари (Мерва) — турків-османів, в яких взагалі ніхто у Східній Европі не бачив якоїсь
2019 January 28 Monday, 00:27
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 27.01.2019     The “Normandy format” has failed to bring peace to war-torn Europe for four years. The Russian Federation is still invading and partially occupying the largest country that lies wholly within Europe, Ukraine. France and Germany are useless as guarantors of the Minsk Agreement. Moscow breaks every provision of the 11 February 2015 accord – violating the various ceasefires made under it thousands of times – with no ill consequences whatsoever imposed by Paris and Berlin. The approach of Germany and France, which is all “deep concern” and no action, doesn’t work with the Russians. The Russian Federation will never stop waging total war against Ukraine by expressions
2019 January 27 Sunday, 10:04
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 26.01.2019    Inattentive Western news media have lost interest, but the rules-based international order has not lost track of the Ukrainian Navy sailors who are prisoners of war in the Russian Federation. Both the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) called for the release of the POWs.   On January 24, PACE passed a resolution called “The escalation of tensions around the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait and threats to European security.” PACE delegates urged the “immediately release the Ukrainian servicemen and ensure they are granted the necessary medical, legal and/or consular assistance in accordance with relevant provisions of
2019 January 26 Saturday, 09:21
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 25.01.2019    Viktor Yanukovych asked Vladimir Putin to send Russian troops to Ukraine. He invited a foreign power to invade the country of which he was the president. He abetted the Russian Federation in waging an aggressive war against Ukraine. Yanukovych committed treason.   This is what a Kyiv court ruled on Thursday, January 24. The Obolon District Court found Yanukovych guilty of high treason. The former President of Ukraine, who fled to the Russian Federation, was sentenced to 13 years imprisonment in absentia.   Yanukovych sent a letter to Putin on 22 February 2014 in which he asked the Muscovy dictator to send troops to help him regain power. This letter was sent two days after the Maidan Massacre in
2019 January 25 Friday, 11:53
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 24.01.2019    The Russians – who are at war with Ukraine – are dragging out the captivity of 24 prisoners of war they captured two months ago in the Black Sea. World opinion and international humanitarian law demands that the POWs be released. But the Putin regime ignores their status as POWs entitled to the protections of the Geneva Convention, ignores demands that seized Ukrainian naval vessels be released, and ignores calls to lift the maritime blockade at the Kerch Strait which is choking Ukrainian ports on the Sea of Azov. Mere disapproval is not stopping the Russian Federation’s total war against Ukraine.   The Putin regime has hidden the POWs away in Moscow, denying them access to the
2019 January 24 Thursday, 08:26
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 23.01.2019    Ukrainians are fighting a war for survival against foreign invaders from the Russian Federation. They have come together, united in a common cause to defend the homeland. They did this before, one hundred years ago.   A century ago, on 22 January 1919, the Act of Unification was proclaimed, bringing together the Ukrainian National Republic and the West Ukrainian National Republic. Although this early 20th century Ukrainian state was not to last, it laid the foundation for the Declaration of Independence of Ukraine in 1991. More importantly, the precedence of a Ukrainian state in 1919 uniting in the face of Russian invasion and occupation inspires greater unity of the Ukrainian state in 2019 to
2019 January 23 Wednesday, 10:31
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 22.01.2019    Two LPG carriers burned and sank in the Black Sea on January 21. A cargo ship sank in a storm on the Black Sea on January 7. The two incidents of shipwreck reveal that the Russian Federation is stealing natural gas from the continental shelf off of Crimea and stealing coal from the mines of Donbas. Stealing resources from Ukraine is one of the principal war aims of the Russian Federation’s invasion, which began five years ago: impoverishing the Ukrainian nation so that it will be perceived as a ‘failed state’ and enriching Muscovy so it can pursue wars of imperialist aggression.   The “Maestro” and the “Venice” were liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)
2019 January 22 Tuesday, 11:01
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 21.01.2019     In Ukraine, January 20th is a day of renown. On this day in 2015, the heroic defence of Donetsk Airport concluded. Ukrainian soldiers had held on for 242 days against relentless assaults and bombardments by the invading Russian army. “Cyborgs” was the name the Ukrainian public gave to their brave defenders.   The Cyborgs didn’t fail … it’s the concrete that failed. Ukrainian defenders refused to give up their position until the Russians blew up the whole airport and there was nothing left to defend.   The Russian Federation invaded Ukraine in Crimea in February 2014 and in Donbas in April 2014. On 23 May 2014, auxiliary troops of the Armed Forces of the Russian
2019 January 21 Monday, 15:04
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 20.01.2019     Where Russian invaders go, looting follows. After the Russian Federation invaded Ukraine in February-March 2014, the Muscovite occupiers in Crimea began to haul away the cultural and historical heritage of Ukraine en masse. Since then, the Russian Federation has pilfered at least a million archaeological artifacts.   A Ukrainian government department administers the affairs of Ukrainian land that has been occupied and Ukrainian citizens who have been made homeless by the Russian invaders. The Ministry of Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Person of Ukraine stated that, at a minimum, one million artifacts of archaeological importance have been transported from Crimea, Ukraine to
2019 January 20 Sunday, 13:11
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 19.01.2019    In Russia’s unprovoked war against Ukraine, Germany wants the innocent victim, Ukraine, to “de-escalate.” Germany’s foreign minister made this astonishing assertion in Kyiv on January 18.   The Russian Federation has been waging war against Ukraine for almost 5 years and launched a purposeful and unprovoked attack on the Ukrainian Navy on 25 November 2018. In a shocking statement, German foreign minister Heiko Maas said: “All sides must contribute to the de-escalation of the conflict.” Instead of coming to the aid of Ukraine, Germany appeases the Russian aggressor with moral equivalency. The German government does nothing to stop Putin’s War, but instead
2019 January 19 Saturday, 09:50
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 18.01.2019    Russian forces invading Ukraine made an assault attempt near Donetsk, starting overnight on January 16-17. The attack was against Ukrainian defensive positions to the north-west of the Russian-occupied city of Donetsk. These Ukrainian fortifications lie between the village of Pisky and the settlement of Zhabunky. Ukrainian defenders targeted and destroyed the Russian column while it was being deployed.   Russian occupation forces in the Donetsk region of Ukraine are organized as the 1st Army Corps (the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic”). This illegal armed formation in Ukraine started seven firefights in an extensive assault on Ukrainian positions in the Zhabunky-Pisky gap. Five
2019 January 18 Friday, 13:59
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 17.01.2019     Russian armed forces invading Donbas hit a Ukrainian supply truck on Wednesday. Ten soldiers from the Joint Forces Operation of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were wounded. This was a brazen and unprovoked attack by the Russians, made in violation of the Minsk Agreement ceasefire.   The 72nd Separate Mechanized Brigade holds defensive positions east of the village of Troitske in Luhansk  region, 40 kilometres west of the Russian-occupied city of Luhansk. On January 16, two trucks providing food and water to the Troitske fortifications were attacked. Russian occupation forces fired an anti-tank guided missile at a Ural truck. The missile was fired from the direction of the village of Kalynova.  
2019 January 17 Thursday, 15:31
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 16.01.2019    Ministers of European governments are making a stronger effort to connect with their eastern partner, Ukraine. Ministerial-level official visits to Ukraine are more significant now after the Russian Federation’s attack on the Ukrainian Navy on 25 November 2018.   A delegation of the foreign ministers of Ukraine, Lithuania, Poland, Estonia, and Latvia planned to fly to Mariupol on the Sea of Above on January 15. Winter weather changed their plans.   The Latvian foreign minister Edgars Rinkēvičs tweeted on January 15: “Ukrainian Air Force pilots tried to get us to Mariupol, unfortunately it was impossible due to weather conditions, good visit to Dnipro instead, military hospital,
2019 January 16 Wednesday, 10:58
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 15.01.2019  Russian invader-occupiers are stealing coal which belongs to the people of Ukraine. They are then selling the stolen coal to Western buyers who turn a blind eye to its origins. Profits go towards sustaining the terrorist entities “DPR” and “LPR” in occupied eastern Ukraine and paying for Putin’s War.   The Russian Federation invaded Ukraine in Donbas starting in April 2014. Since the beginning of Russian occupation of some of Luhansk and Donetsk regions, the Putin-Kremlin crime syndicate has stolen about five million tons of coal from Ukraine. The coal is taken by rail through the international border, which only the Russian Federation controls. Poland then becomes the
2019 January 15 Tuesday, 16:24
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 14.01.2019   Lieutenant-General Serhiy Nayev commands Ukrainian forces in Donbas that are defending Europe from Russian invasion. He says that “above all, Moscow seeks to create a land corridor to the Crimean Peninsula occupied by Russia.” For the Russian Federation at war with Ukraine, this is the most practical line of attack.   In an interview given to Austria’s Wiener Zeitung on January 9, Lt.-General Nayev said: “Russian occupation forces are currently not attacking, but that does not mean they have stopped their attempts to provoke further conflict. Currently, the enemy is very active, especially in the Mariupol area and the Azov region.”   Since a “New Year’s
2019 January 14 Monday, 12:38
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 13.01.2019    The Russian Federation is conducting its war against Ukraine with exceeding barbarity. When Russians capture or abduct Ukrainians who are wounded or ill, they torture them by denying them essential medicine and appropriate medical care. These Russians are committing war crimes.   Representatives of the illegal Russian occupation regime in Crimea, Ukraine abducted a Ukrainian citizen, Edem Bekirov, on 12 December 2018. He was crossing from Kherson oblast to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea within Ukraine when the Russians took him captive. Edem Bekirov is a Crimean Tatar – a member of a persecuted minority in Russian-occupied territory. Using illegitimate Russian laws against a Ukrainian citizen
2019 January 13 Sunday, 09:49
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 12.01.2019    NATO members are talking about accelerating Ukraine’s membership. This is the sentiment picked up by the Minister of Defence of Ukraine, Stepan Poltorak, after meetings in Brussels with NATO representatives.   Fighting alone, Ukraine has held the line against Russian invasion of Europe in Crimea and Donbas while at the same time reforming its military to NATO standards. Not joining Ukraine in the defence of Europe has shamed some NATO representatives; Ukraine’s rapid pace of reform despite waging a war for survival has impressed most of them.   The Ukrainian Defence Minister, a former General of the Army of Ukraine, gave an interview with Uryadovy Courier, a national daily newspaper
2019 January 12 Saturday, 10:23
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 11.01.2019   The worldwide micro-blogging platform Twitter has given a blue “verified” checkmark to an entity calling itself “Russia’s MFA in Crimea.” The Russian Federation invaded Ukraine in February 2014 and claimed to have ‘annexed’ Ukraine’s territory of Crimea subsequently. The Russian Federation has been waging war against Ukraine ever since, on a battlefront that stretches across Luhansk and Donetsk regions in eastern Ukraine. Twitter has given a seal of approval to Russian aggression and said “yes” to the changing of borders by force. Twitter has insulted the memory of the thousands who have died defending Ukraine and the millions of others who are suffering in
2019 January 11 Friday, 09:24
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 10.01.2019    46 days have pass since the Russian Federation attacked the Ukrainian Navy in the Kerch Strait. The European Union has done nothing except express “deep concern” at Russian aggression. Some EU governments went so far as to condemn the Russian government for what it did. But the EU failed to impose new sanctions on the Putin regime or stop the Nord Stream 2 war finance scheme of the Putin regime. The Russian invaders of Europe in Ukraine will take this as tacit consent to expand their war.   EU politicians will be making a symbolic gesture of support for Ukraine, though. Foreign ministers of many EU countries and the new Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
2019 January 10 Thursday, 15:32
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 09.01.2019     The Russian Federation invaded Ukraine in Crimea in February 2014 and Donbas in April 2014. Both campaigns of Putin’s War began using Russian soldiers in disguise: either in uniform without identification – the “little green men” – or in plain clothes – “titushky” or paid thugs. Five years after Russian armed aggression against Ukraine began, Russian soldiers, agents, and Fifth Columnists are attempting to influence and dominate all of Ukraine, both the occupied and the free territories. They are in disguise and they are in plain sight. The Russian invasion of Ukraine is pervasive, insidious, and intractable.   Officers and soldiers of the regular Russian
2019 January 09 Wednesday, 11:13
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 08.01.2019     On 25 November 2018 the Russian Federation committed an act of war against Ukraine. In a purposeful and unprovoked attack, Russian forces rammed, shot at, pursued, and captured three Ukrainian naval vessels. 24 Ukrainian Navy sailors were captured.   The Ukrainian captives are prisoners of war and are entitled to the protections of the Third Geneva Convention. All 24 Ukrainian service members have demanded to be treated as prisoners of war. The Russian Federation, though, breaches international humanitarian law by subjecting the Ukrainian POWs to a criminal proceeding. The Putin regime refuses to allow the International Committee of the Red Cross to visit the POWs.   In a commentary to the
2019 January 08 Tuesday, 09:25
Janos Szeky, Radio Lemberg Hungary, 08.01.2019   In the early hours of 4 February 2018, terrorists tried to burn down the headquarters of the Hungarian Cultural Association of Subcarpathia (Kárpátaljai Magyar Kulturális Szövetség — KMKSZ) in Uzhgorod. The attempt failed; the Molotov cocktail did not explode. There were no personal injuries, and material damage was slight.    A correspondent from the Hungarian state news agency MTI was quick to respond, and that same morning published a report saying the KMKSZ and local administration head Mr. Hennady Moskal agreed that the attack was an act of provocation. They said it should not turn local Hungarians and Ukrainians against each other.   
2019 January 08 Tuesday, 09:01
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 07.01.2019    On Christmas Eve by the Julian calendar, the Archbishop of Constantinople handed over to the Metropolitan of Kyiv a tomos of autocephaly and a bishop’s staff. With that, the Orthodox Church of Ukraine was restored to a canonical status that it has enjoyed for over a millennium. The illegal Russian annexation of the church in Ukraine, that had lasted for over 330 years, is at an end.    On Orthodox Christmas, January 7, a service will be held in Saint Sophia’s Cathedral in Kyiv, where the document will be displayed that grants canonical authority to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine under its self-chosen head, Epifaniy.    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko,
2019 January 07 Monday, 10:49
Олег Леусенко, член НСЖУ та АЄЖ, 06.01.2019    Здавалося б, ну що такого особливого сталося для населення, влади та медіа сусідньої країни? Релігійні справи українців — це ж внутрішня справа самих українців: в кого вірити або не вірити взагалі, в якій церкві молитися, як вінчатися і хреститися.    Але ж ні! Ви тільки подивіться на конвульсії московитів, істерику всіх без винятку московських ЗМІ і, головне, шалену істерику еліти і влади Московії. Кремлівське ОЗУ через якусь релігійну конфесію чужої для них країни терміново збирає Раду безпеки, а предстоятель московської церкви заради українських справ проклинає Вселенського патріарха і палить мости з вселенським православ'ям, відмовившись на Синоді "РПЦ" (а це документ, від якого
2019 January 07 Monday, 00:53
Glenn A.Rathn, Radio Lemberg, 06.01.2019    Історія християнства на землях України є дуже тісно пов’язаною з діяльністю Римської імперії. А перші християни з’явилися у нас ще у причорноморських містах, збудованих еллінами та контрольованих Римською імперією.    Починаючи з ІІІ століття нашої ери християнство почало розповсюджуватись серед костобоків (як би так звані московські "історики" не намагалися довести «германскость» гетів, будемо називати їх справжньою назвою). Це було переважно аріанство.    А вже наприкінці IV століття Боспорське царство (проіснувало понад тисячу років) прийняло християнство як державну релігію.    А що римська адміністрація проводила дуже жорстку
2019 January 06 Sunday, 20:59
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 06.01.2019    An archbishop signed a piece of paper on Saturday. The course of history of two nations – the Ukrainian people and the Russian people – turns on the event.   The Archbishop of Constantinople is Bartholomew I, the Ecumenical Patriarch of Eastern Orthodox Christianity. From his seat in Istanbul he is the “first among equals” of the patriarchs and metropolitans and hierarchs of the Orthodox Church. The piece of paper Bartholomew signed was a tomos, a document granting canonical authority to a national church to choose its own head and govern its own affairs. The Ecumenical Patriarch signed a tomos of autocephaly on January 5th which he will give on January 6th to the self-chosen
2019 January 06 Sunday, 10:34
Олександр Палій, Twitter, 05.01.2019    Апостол Андрій Первозванний проповідував на землях України, ще коли вона називалася Скіфією. А апостол Павло у І столітті нашої ери писав, що в християнстві немає ні елліна, ні юдея, ні варвара, ні скіфа, таким чином виокремлюючи скіфів з решти «варварських» народів.    Евсевій Кесарійський писав, що у Першому Вселенському Соборі 325 року уже брав участь і скіфський епископ. Це була перша власна церковна організація на українських землях, щоправда, залежна від Вселенського патріархату.    Святий Іоан Золотоуст писав у другій половині 4 століття після Різдва Христового, що у скіфів і сарматів вже були переклади Святого Письма: «І скіфи, і савромати, що оселилися
2019 January 05 Saturday, 21:00
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 05.01.2019    Putin crony Dmitry Rogozin will not be going to the United States after all. The head of the US space agency NASA, Jim Bridenstine, indefinitely rescinded an invitation he had extended to Rogozin last autumn. It now appears as if a temporary lifting of sanctions on Rogozin will not take place, and Americand will be spared the presence of this notorious war criminal.   On 20 February 2014, the Russian Federation invaded Ukraine. At the time, Dmitry Rogozin was Deputy Prime Minister, serving warlord Putin. He was instrumental in the long-planned and unprovoked launch of Putin’s War against Ukraine. Because he poses a grave threat to international peace and security, Dmitry Rogozin was sanctioned by
2019 January 05 Saturday, 09:28
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 04.01.2019    Germany is a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the next two years. Germany’s plans announced for the time that it holds that seat do not mention anything about the Russian Federation’s war against Ukraine or any measures Germany will take to stop it. At the same time, Germany is forging ahead with its partnership with invader-of-Ukraine Russia in the Nord Stream 2 scheme to decimate the Ukrainian economy and sabotage the energy security of Europe. The result of Germany’s appeasement of the Russian Federation in the UN Security Council and support of Russian aggression through Nord Stream 2 will be to shatter the unity of the European Union and possibly doom the
2019 January 04 Friday, 09:40
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 03.01.2019    Russia invaded Ukraine in Crimea and Donbas in 2014, forcing many Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars to flee their homes and livelihoods for the safety of unoccupied areas of the country. As of 2 January 2019 the number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Ukraine stands at 1,512,435. This figure was announced by the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine, based on the number of IDPs who register with its offices around the country.   For well over four years, 7.2 percent of the territory of Ukraine has been occupied by foreign invaders from Muscovy, comprising all of Crimea and some of Donbas (Luhansk and Donetsk regions).   Some of the Ukrainians who are refugees in their own country were driven
2019 January 03 Thursday, 08:36
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 02.01.2019   Ukraine’s 30-day state of martial law has ended but the threat of a military offensive by the Russian Federation hasn’t. By the start of 2019, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation have increased troops levels near the borders and “lines of control” of Ukraine to nearly 100,000. These Russian soldiers are not for defence but poised to attack Ukraine.   The press service of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine reports that 28 Russian army battalion-scale tactical groups are now in the Russian Federation near the international border with Ukraine and also on Ukraine’s territory of Crimea which is temporarily occupied by the Russian Federation. The total number of service members
2019 January 02 Wednesday, 09:10
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 01.01.2019    The Russian Federation began New Year’s Day 2019 by shelling Ukraine. The 1st Army Corps (so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic”) of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation attacked defensive positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near the village of Hnutove in Donetsk region close to the Sea of Azov. The Russians opened fire with an 82 millimetre calibre mortar early in the morning of 1 January 2019.   Hnutove is 10 kilometres to the north-east of the city of Mariupol by road. Mariupol is in free Ukraine. The battlefront where Muscovy is invading Ukraine is only 4 kilometres to the east of Hnutove. The Russians have been attacking in the vicinity of Mariupol for almost four
2019 January 01 Tuesday, 08:54
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 31.12.2018    Armed Forces of Ukraine units under the Joint Forces Operation have taken control of a strategic height of land north of the Russian-occupied city of Horlivka. They have also improved the security cordon around the village of Novoluhanske in free Ukraine. An improved posture of Ukrainian defences may reduce the number and severity of bombardments the Russian invader-occupiers are making against Ukrainian civilians in Zaitseve and Novoluhanske.   2018 is the year in which Ukraine changed from the limited “Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO)” led by the security service to the more comprehensive “Joint Forces Operation (JFO)” led by the armed forces. It is fitting that at the end of the
2018 December 31 Monday, 12:08
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 30.12.2018   The Russian Federation is preparing to use chemical weapons on the territory of Donbas it occupies in eastern Ukraine. The purpose of such an attack is to cause a significant number of civilian casualties and to terrorize the Ukrainian people with whom Muscovy is at war. This information was conveyed in a statement issued by the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine on December 29.   The Russians have been at war with Ukraine since 20 February 2014. The Donbas battlefront of Putin’s war was opened with an invasion that began in April 2014. After initial territorial gains which lasted until the January-February 2015 Battle of Debaltseve, the Russian Federation’s war
2018 December 30 Sunday, 10:39
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 29.12.2018    A “New Year’s” ceasefire is supposed to have taken effect in Donbas where the Russian Federation is invading Ukraine. Russian occupation troops violated it within minutes, though. The aggressor opened fire with grenade launchers at positions of Ukrainian defenders near the village of Zalizne, which is west of the Russian-occupied city of Horlivka. No losses were suffered by Ukrainian soldiers or civilians in this Russian attack.   The Tripartite Contact Group working under the Minsk Agreement said that a ceasefire was supposed to have begun at 00:00 (Kyiv time) on December 29.   Before the supposed commencement of the “New Year’s” ceasefire, Russian
2018 December 29 Saturday, 08:49
Glenn A.Rathn, Radio Lemberg, 29.12.2018   Частина шістнадцята тут   Епідемія чуми знелюднила терени улусу хана Джилаукуна та його рід. Останнім з прямих спадкоємців роду був хан Борис — єдиний, хто пережив чуму, але він був неспроможним правити улусом. Цим скористався куніґас Ольгерд. Від 1352 по 1358 роки правитель Смоленська, Ольгерд, захопив та приєднав до своїх володінь частину Інґрії з Нууве Ґурдом (Новгородом) та західні улуси ("28 городов з Одоєвим"). Після смерті Бердибека (1357) — останнього правителя з роду Берке, та з початком громадянської війни в Орді, куніґас Ольгерд атакував східні терени Юрту Джилаукуна та улус Берке і його столицю Москву. Неповнолітній хан Сарихозя (так званий «Дмітрій Донской») не зміг
2018 December 29 Saturday, 01:54
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 28.12.2018    In an act of war on November 25, the Russian Federation captured 24 active duty service members while they were serving aboard Ukrainian Navy vessels. These Ukrainian Navy sailors are prisoners of war and are entitled to the protections of the Third Geneva Convention. The Russians are committing war crimes by denying those protections.   The Russian Federation has been at war with Ukraine since 20 February 2014 when it invaded Crimea. On the 1,739th day of Putin’s War, the Russians attacked the Ukrainian Navy in the Kerch Strait and Black Sea. Three Ukrainian naval vessels were making a peaceful and pre-announced passage from Odesa to Mariupol on November 25, in exactly the same manner as two
2018 December 28 Friday, 10:21
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 27.12.2018    As promised last month, the legal framework of martial law in ten regions of Ukraine ended on December 26. An extraordinary war state was declared to exist in the areas of Ukraine adjacent to the Russian Federation and to the territory invaded and occupied by the Russians: Crimea and part of Donbas. It was a response to the the act of war committed by the Russian Federation on November 25, when Russian forces attacked Ukrainian Navy boats in the Kerch Strait and Black Sea.   Ukrainian warships transited the Kerch Strait on September 23 without incident. The Russian attack on an identical voyage on November 25 came as a complete surprise, as there was no reason for it. It was feared that the
2018 December 27 Thursday, 07:58
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 26.12.2018   The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation are shelling the residences of Ukrainians in occupied areas of Donbas. While doing so, they are propagating false information that it is the Ukrainian army doing the shelling. The Russian Federation is preparing for an offensive to expand its invasion of Ukraine beyond the areas of Crimea and Donbas which its troops currently occupy. Firing on civilian infrastructure in areas under their control is an attempt by the Russians to spark a provocation which they hope will serve as an excuse to launch an offensive.   On December 23, the 1st Army Corps (Donetsk or so-called “DPR”) of the Russian army in Ukraine shelled the district of Trudivskyi Petrovsky, a
2018 December 26 Wednesday, 09:47
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 25.12.2018    December 25 has been celebrated as Christmas Day by Christians for centuries. Ukrainians, predominantly adherents of Eastern Orthodoxy, still observe Christmas on January 7. But Ukraine has a new, unified, independent and national Orthodox church. “Red letter days” (church holidays) will be very slowly moving from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar. For now there are two Christmases in Ukraine, both observed as statutory holidays: December 25 and January 7.   The Orthodox church in Ukraine had been illegally annexed by Moscow since 1686. Late in 2018, Orthodox believers in Ukraine recovered their ancient church and chose a leader from among themselves. It is called
2018 December 25 Tuesday, 07:44
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 24.12.2018    Ukraine will have two Christmas holidays this season, on December 25 and January 7, but Ukrainian prisoners of war now being held in Moscow are unlikely to celebrate either one of them. The Russian Federation – at war with Ukraine – abducted 24 Ukrainian Navy sailors on November 25 and has been tormenting them since. The Putin regime is unlikely to heed demands from the international community that it free Ukrainian captives, release Ukrainian naval vessels, and lift the blockade of the Sea of Azov. The misery of Putin’s War will spoil this Christmas for millions of Europeans, as it did four times previous since the Russian Federation’s invasion of Europe in Crimea and
2018 December 24 Monday, 10:01
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 23.12.2018    Late on December 22, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution urging the Russian Federation as an occupying power to end human rights violations and restore fundamental freedoms in Crimea. This comes after the UN General Assembly passed a resolution on December 17 urging the Russian Federation to withdraw its military forces from Crimea and restore freedom of navigation in the Sea of Azov.   The latest UN rebuke to the aggressor state, the Russian Federation, is a resolution called “Situation of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, Ukraine.” It was adopted by the UN General Assembly by a vote of 64 in favour to 27 against, with 70
2018 December 23 Sunday, 12:07
Джеймс Маттіс, Міністерство оборони, CNN, 20.12.2018   Шановний пане Президенте:   Мені випала чудова нагода бути двадцять шостим Секретарем з питань безпеки, що дозволило мені співпрацювати з чоловіками та жінками, що працюють у Міністерстві, задля захисту наших мешканців та наших ідеалів.    Я пишаюсь прогресом, якого ми досягли протягом останніх двох років у виконанні ключових цілей, представлених у Національній стратегії захисту: покращили фінансове підгрунтя Міністерства, готовність та летальність наших військ, ми реформували бізнес практику Міністерства. Наші війська продовжують продукувати можливості для переваги в конфліктах та для підтримки США у світовому маштабі.    Я завжди вірив у те, що наша сила як
2018 December 23 Sunday, 08:27
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 22.12.2018    The year end is bringing a spate of good news about the Ukrainian economy. It has been less than five years since the end of corrupt Yanukovych Clan, and in all that time Ukraine has been fighting a war of national salvation against invasion by the Russian Federation. Nevertheless, there is positive news about economic health and stability in Ukraine.   The International Monetary Fund approved a new Stand-By Arrangement for Ukraine on December 18. On December 21, the press service of the National Bank of Ukraine reported that the first tranche of $1.4 billion was received. This ‘backstop’ will give Ukraine better macroeconomic stability, which will be especially important because 2019 is an
2018 December 22 Saturday, 09:55
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 21.12.2018    “We now consider the Russian Federation’s actions as a deliberate build-up of the armed forces on our Ukrainian border, as a prerequisite for a full-scale Russian invasion of our land.” This is the assessment of the President of Ukraine, 26 days after the Russian Federation’s act of war against the Ukrainian Navy in the Black Sea.   The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation are preparing for an offensive against Ukraine. Armour, artillery, transport, equipment and troops are being forward-deployed to Russian-occupied Ukrainian Crimea, to the Sea of Azov, to Russian-occupied Ukrainian Donbas, to Rostov region in the Russian Federation, and to Voronezh region in the Russian
2018 December 21 Friday, 10:38
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 20.12.2018   The Russian Federation committed an open act of war when it attacked the Ukrainian Navy. The Russian Federation’s war on Ukraine began on 20 February 2014 with the invasion of Crimea, expanded in April of 2014 with the invasion of Donbas, and it expanded again with the attack on the Ukrainian Navy on 25 November 2018 – making the Sea of Azov a new theatre of Putin’s War.   Looking to its own defence, Ukraine is taking measures to deter and if necessary fight an amphibious assault by the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation on the Ukrainian Sea of Azov coast. Ukraine is building naval facilities and a “mosquito fleet” as part of these preparations.   On 23 September 2018,
2018 December 20 Thursday, 11:32
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 19.12.2018    The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and their mercenaries in Donbas escalated their use of heavy artillery which is prohibited by the Minsk Agreements. On the morning of December 18, Russian occupation forces opened fire on Ukrainian defensive positions outside the village of Novotoshkivske, which is in Luhansk region. The Russians used 152 millimetre calibre artillery and 120 millimetre calibre mortars in the bombardment. The fire base used by the Russians is in the direction of the settlement of Kadyivka, which is currently under de facto administration by the Russian Federation through a proxy statelet, the so-called “Luhansk People’s Republic.” Kadyivka is 18 kilometres south of
2018 December 19 Wednesday, 08:58
Олег Шарп, Facebook, 18.12.2018    Ватикан визнав митрополита Епіфанія — його новинний портал повідомив про обрання предстоятеля новоствореної Православної Церкви України.    Оце так! То що, Папа Римський не читає гнівних звернень Кіріла Ґундяєва, а легковажно робить з них паперові літачки і пускає їх по вітру? Ой як незручно вийшло!    А якщо серйозно, навіть Ватикан розуміє, що Православна Церква України — це ненова, а перворідна установа, створена київським князем при хрещенні у 988 році — українці лише відновили свою церкву і повернулись до Вселенського патріархату, тільки і всього. Так що Томос в хату, вечір в радість, Папі здоров'я, а когось там на гіляку. Амінь та слава Україні!   
2018 December 18 Tuesday, 23:13
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 18.12.2018    The United Nations is taking notice of the Russian Federation’s act of war against Ukraine on November 25. On December 17, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution entitled “Problem of the Militarization of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol, Ukraine, as well as Parts of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.” The UN is clearly calling out the Russian Federation for its aggression against Ukraine and urges the Russians to get out of Ukraine, particularly Crimea.   When one UN member state wages war on another, as the Russian Federation is waging war on Ukraine, the proper forum is the Security Council. However, the aggressor in this case is a permanent member
2018 December 18 Tuesday, 11:18
Олег Шарп, Facebook, 17.12.2018      Прес-конференція Президента України, Петра Порошенка.    Що впадало в очі: втома Президента, його іронічність і якась буденна впевненість у собі. Проте, це було втомою спортсмена, який взяв рекордну висоту, але знає, що зупинятись не можна, бо планку треба піднімати все вище і вище. Іронічність сильної людини, яка нападки представників першої найдавнішої (я не помилився) професії елегантним бумерангом повертала у їхнього ж лоба. Впевненість у собі, бо наразі він дійсно не має опонентів — опонентів за справами, а не за базіканням. Якщо розвиток України хтось називає піаром, піарся і надалі, Президенте.   Як написав один блогер — "Сподіваємось, наступний Президент
2018 December 18 Tuesday, 01:18
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 17.12.2018    “Ukraine is actively working on a package of sanctions related to Russia’s act of aggression in the basin of the Black and Azov Seas.” So said the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, at a press conference in Kyiv on December 16. The rest of the democratic West should follow Ukraine’s lead if there is to be any chance of stopping the expansion of the Russian Federation’s invasion of Europe in Ukraine.   On November 25, in a purposeful and unprovoked attack, Russian maritime forces rammed Ukrainian Navy vessels in the Kerch Strait. They shot at them from sea and air, and then boarded and captured them in international waters of the Black Sea. 24 Ukrainian Navy sailors
2018 December 17 Monday, 09:28
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 16.12.2018    The Orthodox Church of Ukraine: that is the official name of the new, united, independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church. His Beatitude Epifaniy, Metropolitan of Kyiv and all Ukraine: that is the official title of the new Primate, the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. The name and the title were announced on December 15 in Kyiv, the day and the place where Ukraine’s Orthodox believers restored their church to its rightful state and threw off the last hold that Muscovy imperialism had in the mind-set of the Ukrainian nation.   A unification council was held in Kyiv on Saturday, December 15 to bring together Orthodox believers in Ukraine from three different churches: the Ukrainian Orthodox Church
2018 December 16 Sunday, 10:25
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 15.12.2018    The unification council of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church takes place in Kyiv on December 15. This event has been 332 years coming. The year 1686 was the last time the Orthodox Church in Ukraine was independent and chose its own head. The gathering of hierarchs on Saturday marks the end of the irregular annexation of the Ukrainian church by Moscow, and a return to its proper seat in Kyiv.   Delegates to the council will come from the three churches that are uniting: the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate; the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church; and the Moscow Patriarchate. 10 bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate have confirmed that they are attending.
2018 December 15 Saturday, 10:00
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 14.12.2018    President Petro Poroshenko literally delivered NATO support to Ukraine when he flew home to Kyiv with secure communications equipment. The NATO alliance was making good on its promise to support Ukraine, and the Ukrainian government was making good on its promise to support the Armed Forces of Ukraine as they fight against the invaders from the Russian Federation in Donbas. This comes at a critical time, as the Russian aggressor is preparing a military offensive against Ukraine, and thus an expansion of Putin’s War in Europe.    On December 13, the Ukrainian President and the NATO Secretary-General met in Brussels. President Petro Poroshenko and Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg discussed
2018 December 14 Friday, 11:34
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 13.12.2018    The Russian Federation attacked the Ukrainian Navy in the Kerch Strait and Black Sea on November 25. The Russians captured 24 Ukrainian Navy sailors, seized three Ukrainian Navy vessels, and blocked navigation of the Kerch Strait to Ukrainian shipping going to and from Ukrainian Sea of Azov ports. The Russian Federation’s act of war has been followed by Russian war crimes, as the captors of the Ukrainian sailors refuse to treat them as prisoners of war in accordance with the Geneva Convention.   The commander of the Ukrainian Navy tug “Yany Kapu,” Oleh Melnychuk, has become a hero in Ukraine because of his courage and resilience as a prisoner of war of the Russian Federation. When
2018 December 13 Thursday, 10:23
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 12.12.2018    The Russian Federation committed an overt act of war against Ukraine on November 25. The Russians have been invading and partially occupying Ukraine since 20 February 2014, but their attack on the Ukrainian Navy in the Kerch Strait and Black Sea on November 25 was the first time the aggressor from Muscovy has worn his own uniform and flown his own flag right from the start.   The Russians are now preparing to make their war against Ukraine much larger. The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation are preparing a military offensive. In anticipation of it, the Kremlin is putting out an an onslaught of anti-Ukrainian hate propaganda. Ukraine is preparing to defend the homeland and defend the rest of Europe
2018 December 12 Wednesday, 11:07
Олег Шарп, Facebook, 11.12.2018    Франція. Учасники протестів розкритикували обіцянки президента Макрона підвищити мінімальну зарплату і знизити податки. Також повідомляється, що протестувальники мають намір відновити акції.    Мій прогноз: пік заворушень вже пройдено, і виступи "жовтих жилетів" поступово зійдуть нанівець. Основна причина: у протестувальників так і не з'явився лідер (кремлівські підбурювачі не зараховуються), а вимоги змінюються чи не щодня. Відсутність координації та цілосності вимог, а також нейтралізація фінансованих Москвою лепенівців дають шанс поступово відновити спокій у країні.    Але особисто мене дуже непокоїть загальносвітова тенденція наступу популізму - тимошенки та ляшки усіх країн,
2018 December 12 Wednesday, 10:40
Itaï Cellier, Facebook, 11.12.2018  Перша частина тут    Я обіцяв розповісти вам про другий геополітичний розкол, який існує поряд з розколом між метропольною та периферійною Францією. Цим розколом є розрив між населенням у сами́х великих містах (мегаполісах). Або, якщо бути точним, це розрив між великими містами та їхніми передмістями. Подібно до того розколу, про який я писав у першій частині, цей розкол також не є лише французьким, але Франція показала світові взірець цього розколу — це  «корпусні міста» або кондомініуми. А привіз їх до Франції швейцарський архітектор на ім'я Шарль Едуар Жаннере-Ґрі (Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris, 1887-1965), відомий більшості людей під помпезним ім'ям Ле Корбюзьє (Le
2018 December 11 Tuesday, 17:07
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 11.12.2018     International Human Rights Day is December 10. This years marks the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Paris. Far from celebrating, the world is taking note of the deterioration of human rights. Since Russia invaded Ukraine in 2014, Europe is once more in a state of war. 1.7 million Europeans who live in Ukraine are Internally Displaced Persons – refugees in their own country, made homeless by Putin’s War. Over 70 Ukrainians are political prisoners of the Putin regime, and 24 Ukrainian Navy sailors are prisoners of war after the Battle of the Kerch Strait on November 25.   One of the Ukrainian political prisoners being held hostage by the
2018 December 11 Tuesday, 13:38
Itaï Cellier, Facebook, 09.12.2018    Останнім часом я читаю дуже багато нісенітниць від різних «тимчасових фахівців», які не розуміють жодного слова французькою, але є радо готовими розповісти вам, що ж відбувається тут у Франції, і звичайно ж це ідеально пасує до їхнього світосприйняття (і з лівого боку політичної карти, і з правого). Реальність ж є набагато складнішою.    Аби зрозуміти, що тут насправді відбувається, треба усвідомити два дуже глибокі геополітичні процеси, які тривають у Франції протягом  кількох останніх десятиліть. Один з цих процесів власне й спричинив початок мітингів понад місяць тому, а інший — їх радикалізував, що й спричинило масивні руйнування та грабування центру Парижа. 
2018 December 11 Tuesday, 11:36
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 10.12.2018   Street protests in the capital against a policy of the president – on the surface, the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests) protests in Paris happening now may look like the Revolution of Dignity (EuroMaidan) which happened in Kyiv at the end of 2013 and beginning of 2014. But the similarities are superficial. Gilets Jaunes in France is not a “colour revolution” and will not become one. EuroMaidan in Ukraine was a Revolution of Dignity and it changed the Ukrainian nation from something it will never be again into something unprecedented.   Television news shows protestors and riot police and violence, because “if it bleeds, it leads.” What people see of Gilets Jaunes and what they saw of
2018 December 10 Monday, 10:07
Найвищий рівень зарплати психологів встановлено у Швейцарії  – там їх середній річний заробіток складає $88,304.   1. Switzerland Median salary: $88,3042. Qatar Median salary: $74,9943. United States Median salary: $72,8894. China Median salary: $67,365. The United Arab Emirates Median salary: $67,3296. Canada Median salary: $57,9947. Norway Median salary: $57,0548. France Median salary: $53,693   При цьому рекомендації, які, швидше за все, ви почуєте від цих високооплачуваних фахівців, нічим не відрізняються від порад у будь-якій країні світу.   І якщо запитати людей, що виходять з кабінету психолога, що їм порадили, найчастіше ви почуєте одну із цих 10 відповідей. І це не тому, що у них немає інших варіантів, а тому, що
2018 December 09 Sunday, 15:54
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 09.12.2018    When Russian forces attacked the Ukrainian Navy in the Kerch Strait and Black Sea, it marked a major escalation in the Russian Federation’s war against Ukraine. The Russians rammed Ukrainian Navy boats, shot at them, captured them in international waters, and took 24 Ukrainian Navy sailors as prisoners of war. The attack was unexpected and unprovoked, but it was planned in the Kremlin and personally directed by Putin himself.   The Russian invaders of Europe in Ukraine have spent four and a half years of fruitless trench warfare on a largely static battlefront in Donbas. With no gains to show, the price paid has nevertheless been very high to Muscovy: the blood and treasury of the Russian nation
2018 December 09 Sunday, 10:41
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 08.12.2018    Lithuania isn’t waiting for European Union sanctions – which may never come. Instead, the EU and NATO member state is imposing national sanctions on Russian individuals responsible for the attacks on the Ukrainian Navy which occurred on November 25 in the Kerch Strait and the Black Sea.   The President of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė, was on an official visit to Kyiv on December 7. At a press conference with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, President Grybauskaitė said: “We know that international organizations have not yet adopted any sanctions against Russian actions. However, we imposed our national sanctions in protest against the attack in the Kerch Strait. We also decided to
2018 December 08 Saturday, 09:25
Noah Weiland, Emily Cochrane, Troy Grigg, The New York Times, 30.11.2018    Спецпрокурор Роберт Свон Мюллер III зібрав під своїм керівництвом прокурорів, агентів ФБР та інших правників для розслідування московського втручання у президентські вибори 2016 року та можливої змови посіпак Трампа з Москвою. У найрезонанснішому за останнє покоління розслідуванні його команда висунула звинувачення проти десятків осіб та трьох компаній, провела одне судове слідство та вже добилася від декількох осіб визнання провини. Лише протягом останнього тижня листопада пан Мюллер та його прокурори звинуватили Пола Манафорта, колишнього очільника президентської кампанії Трампа, у порушенні своєї угоди зі слідством, а також отримали від колишнього особистого юриста
2018 December 07 Friday, 12:40
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 07.12.2018    The Government of Canada announced on December 6th that it will contribute up to $24 million (around 18 million USD) to support elections and democracy in Ukraine. In 2019, Ukraine will be holding presidential and parliamentary elections. These will be the second round of elections held after the Russian Federation invaded Ukraine in Crimea in February 2014 and in Donbas in April 2014.   Canada’s Foreign Minister, Chrystia Freeland, tweeted: “Canada is a steadfast partner of Ukraine. We will support Ukraine by committing a significant number of Canadian observers to support a Canadian bilateral observation mission and an OSCE election observation mission.”   Canada will help
2018 December 07 Friday, 09:16
Олег Шарп, Facebook, 06.12.2018    США, як і завжди, в авангарді тиску на Бурятські Емірати. Останні тези нинішньої позиції Білого Дому озвучив спецпредставник Держдепартаменту США щодо України, Курт Волкер:    • у Вашинґтоні розуміють, чому український уряд вирішив ввести воєнний стан - він дозволив провести мобілізацію та запезпечити пересування військ;   • Московія має повернути українських моряків до Різдва, інакше банки Московії можуть відключити від SWIFT.    Оце вже серйозно — у США вперше на офіційному рівні заговорили про відключення від SWIFT — спільноти всесвітніх міжбанківських телекомунікацій, через яку щодня проходять платіжні доручення більш ніж $6,000,000,000,000, та
2018 December 06 Thursday, 16:56
Petro Poroshenko, The New York Times, 05.12.2018
    Russia can’t be allowed to get away with its brazen aggression against Ukraine. The West needs to act.   In 2014, for the first time in seven decades, a state sought to redraw Europe’s map by way of military aggression. Russia’s theft of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula commanded condemnation and economic sanctions from around the world. But as the news coverage moved on, Moscow was left to design a new assault: an 12-mile bridge between Russia’s mainland and Crimea.    The Ukrainian people will not watch as Russia continues its creeping annexation of our country. Four years ago, in the aftermath of our revolution, Ukraine alone was not able to
2018 December 06 Thursday, 14:39
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 06.12.2018    In light of the Russian Federation’s act of war against Ukraine on November 25, the Ukrainian government is demanding urgent consultations under the terms of the Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances. The guarantors – the Russian Federation, the United States, and the United Kingdom – should have convened after the Russian Federation invaded Ukraine in Crimea and Donbas in 2014. Better late than never, the Budapest guarantors must convene after the Russians made a purposeful and unprovoked attack on the Ukrainian Navy in the Kerch Strait and in international waters of the Black Sea last week.   The Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances in connection with Ukraine’s
2018 December 06 Thursday, 09:55
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 05.12.2018    Trying to undo a decade old mistake, NATO is making overtures to Ukraine and Georgia. After the Russian Federation’s act of war in the Black Sea against Ukraine on November 25 there is urgency to the high-level meetings going on now at NATO headquarters in Brussels and in capitals throughout the broader North Atlantic region.   In 2008, NATO member states balked at extending a Membership Action Plan to Ukraine and Georgia. The appeasement faction within the Western alliance believed that bringing Ukraine and Georgia into NATO would provoke the Russian Federation. This proved to be a disastrous misjudgement. Exploiting the weakness of the Euro-Atlantic community in defending its core values, the
2018 December 05 Wednesday, 11:27
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 04.12.2018     24 Ukrainian Navy sailors were abducted by Russian forces in international waters last week. Seeing no effective action to release them by Western powers, Putin feels free to treat his new captives as criminals and not as prisoners of war. With only the Ukrainian people putting up a fight, the rules-based international order that has kept the peace since the end of the Second World War is in headlong collapse due to Russian imperialist aggression and Western appeasement of the same.   The Russian Federation committed an act of war when it attacked three Ukrainian naval vessels on November 25 and captured them in international waters south of the Kerch Strait in the Black Sea. The 24 Ukrainian Navy
2018 December 04 Tuesday, 09:15
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 03.12.2018    It has been a week since the Russian Federation attacked the Ukrainian Navy in the Kerch Strait. The Putin regime has followed its act of war with war crimes committed against 24 Ukrainian Navy sailors who are prisoners of war. The Ukrainian POWs have been moved to Moscow, where it is expected they will face a show trial rather than be treated in accordance with the Geneva Convention. Three captured Ukrainian naval vessels have not been released by the Russians. The Russian invaders of Ukraine have put a stranglehold on the Kerch Strait and have effectively imposed a maritime blockade on the Ukrainian port cities of Berdyansk and Mariupol on the Sea of Azov.   Western democracies other than Ukraine are
2018 December 03 Monday, 09:01
Glenn A.Rathn, Radio Lemberg, 02.12.2018    Частина п'ятнадцята тут   На початку 1320-х років посилився тиск католицького кліру на польського правителя, Владислава Локетека. Проти православної Русі об’єдналися католики Польщі, Жемайтії, Угорщини та Франції (в ті часи Польщею правила так звана Анжуйська династія). Німецький Орден стикнуся з повстаннями бюргерів проти статуту Ордену та окремих вогнищ русів-язичників, тож Орден пов’яз у внутрішніх проблемах і участі у подальших діях не брав...    Московські дослідники українського походження ХІХ століття вважали, що церкву Богоявлення у Луцьку було вперше збудовано у 1321 році Дмитром Юрійовичем Галицьким. Це і є першою згадкою про князя Дмитра ІІ, зведеного брата
2018 December 02 Sunday, 21:18
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 02.12.2018    In February 2015 Russia launched the Battle of Debaltseve. Russian forces invading Europe in Ukraine attacked the strategic railhead in Donetsk region, but feared a counter-offensive by Ukrainian forces defending Europe. In order to freeze Ukrainian defenders in place, Putin got a ceasefire deal with the Minsk Agreement. The accord was signed late at night on 11 February 2015. Germany and France were the guarantors. Chancellor Merkel and President Hollande trumpeted the signing of a ceasefire deal as if it was an actual ceasefire. But while Ukraine respected the “silence regime” one-sidedly, Russia proceeded with its violent assault and captured the Ukrainian city of Debaltseve in the week
2018 December 02 Sunday, 11:22
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 01.12.2018     All 24 Ukrainian Navy sailors captured by Russian forces at the Battle of the Kerch Strait have been transferred to Moscow. Even Ukrainian prisoners of war who were wounded in the Russian attack on November 25 were transported out of Russian-invaded and occupied Ukrainian Crimea. This is a violation of the Geneva Convention and a war crime.   Lyudmyla Denisova, the Human Rights Commissioner of Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada, said that she received information that the Ukrainian sailors were moved from Simferopol, Crimea, Ukraine (temporarily Russian-occupied) to Moscow, Russian Federation. This was confirmed by Russian television channel Dozhd, which reported that 21 Ukrainian POWs were taken to
2018 December 01 Saturday, 13:19
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 30.11.2018    The Russian Federation attacked the Ukrainian Navy in international waters on November 25. This was an act of war. The Russians captured Ukrainian Navy sailors, but instead of treating them as prisoners of war they charged them with so-called ‘crimes’ and forced some of them to appear on television to recite forced ‘confessions.’ This is a violation of the Geneva Convention and a war crime.   In accordance with the Geneva Convention, Ukrainian Navy personnel held captive by the Russian Federation are prisoners of war and are protected by international law.   The 24 Ukrainian prisoners of war were taken to temporarily Russian-occupied Simferopol, Crimea, Ukraine. There they
2018 November 30 Friday, 10:17
Олег Шарп, Facebook, 29.11.2018    Узагальнена реакція світу на агресію Московії в Чорному морі:    США. Реакція Білого Дому дещо запізнилась порівняно з низкою европейських країн, але він наразі демонструє беззастережну підтримку України. З нею вже виступили постійний представник США в ООН, міністр оборони, державний секретар, посол США в Україні, а до Сенату подано проект резолюції з осудом московської агресії. На нашу сторону стали і провідні американські ЗМІ. Найаморфнішою на цьому тлі виглядає позиція самого Трампа, який очікує якихось "доказів". Але позитив у тому, що наразі на нього чинять шалений тиск американські державні інституції та мас-медіа.    Східна Европа. Естонія, Латвія, Литва та Польща виявилися
2018 November 29 Thursday, 21:38
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 29.11.2018    Four and three quarter years after the Russian Federation began its invasion of Ukraine, Putin’s War is now undisguised. Fighting under the Russian flag, Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation coast guard vessels attacked the Ukrainian Navy in international waters of the Black Sea on November 25. Since this purposeful and unprovoked attack, there has been no meaningful response from any Western democracy other than Ukraine (which put itself on a war footing in anticipation of the Russian offensive which is to come). With nothing but empty words and no action from supposed friends of Ukraine, Putin is confidently expanding his war of imperialist aggression against Ukraine. Putin’s War on
2018 November 29 Thursday, 10:00
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 28.11.2018   At the invitation of Ukraine, NATO should sail a naval vessel to a Ukrainian port on the Sea of Azov. Doing so would be peaceful, unprovocative, and effective way to support Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. It would also achieve the goals of the Free World to liberate 23 Ukrainian Navy sailors who are Prisoners of War held by the Russian Federation since the Battle of the Kerch Strait on November 25.   NATO has been following Ukraine’s lead – not very effectively – since Russia invaded Ukraine on 20 February 2014. The Russian invasion battlefront in Donbas is NATO’s forward defence against Russian imperialist aggression. This is so even though NATO has recklessly
2018 November 28 Wednesday, 09:46
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 27.11.2018    Russia attacked Ukraine at sea on November 25, started a heavy anti-Ukrainian propaganda campaign on November 26, and is now waiting to see what happens. Putin will wait a short time to see what the response will be to his purposeful and unprovoked Kerch Strait battle against the Ukrainian Navy. If Western democracies do nothing to help Ukraine in the next few days then Russia will launch a major offensive.   In a speech to the Verkhovna Rada on November 26, the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, gave the estimate of Ukrainian military intelligence that Russian military units are in place for a ground offensive from illegally-occupied Donbas and Crimea, and for an amphibious assault on the Sea of
2018 November 27 Tuesday, 10:18
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 26.11.2018     In a purposeful and unprovoked attack, Russian warships rammed and opened fire on Ukrainian navy vessels in the Kerch Strait. The Ukrainian ships were en route from Odesa to Mariupol, and were exercising their right of passage as guaranteed under a 2003 treaty on the joint Russian Federation-Ukraine use of the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait. Without warning, Russian Federation forces rammed a Ukrainian naval tug, opened fire, wounded six Ukrainian sailors, and captured three Ukrainian ships. Almost five years after Putin began his mad invasion of Ukraine in Crimea, the Russian Federation is now engaged in open naval warfare against Ukraine.   The Russian Federation’s attack on the Ukrainian
2018 November 26 Monday, 10:09
Roman Bezsmertnyi, for Radio Lemberg, 25.11.2018   Our time has its own analogy of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. And it is called “Nord Stream 2” pipeline.    Matryoshka is reasonably a favorite national Russian souvenir. The first layer hides the second, the second is followed by the third. The one who accepts the shell for the substance risks having a profound mistake.   Russia continues to drag Nord Stream 2 to Germany, despite the fact that not all permits for the gas pipelines usage have been received. But the Kremlin's large propaganda and corruption machine is working tirelessly. It drives a wedge into the European Union somewhere by pressure, somewhere by money corrupt injections, somewhere by promises,
2018 November 25 Sunday, 20:10
Alex Hern, The Guardian, 21.11.2018     Цей політ став справжнім проривом, який нарешті може призвести до безвуглецевих авіаподорожей.   Перший у світі «твердотілий» літак без жодної рухомої частини у своїй системі тяги здійснив успішний політ тривалістю 12 секунд на відстань 60 метрів, довівши, що важчі за повітря механізми можуть літати без реактивної тяги чи пропелерів.    Цей політ став проривом у технології «іонного вітру», яка використовує потужне електричне поле для генерування заряджених іонів азоту, яке виштовхується зі задньої частини літака, генеруючи тягу.   Стівен Барретт, професор аеродинаміки Массачусетського технологічного інституту та головний автор дослідження,
2018 November 25 Sunday, 16:17
Ihor Selibayev, Petr i Mazepa, 23.11.2018    Part One is here    GREECE (HELLENIC REPUBLIC) The Coalition of the Radical Left (known by the syllabic abbreviation “Syriza” or “ΣΥΡΙΖΑ”) — a radical left party (formerly a union of parties of left socialist, euro-communist, maoist, trotskist and ecological directions) in Greece. At last elections it won 20% of votes. The party demonstrates a certain level of russophilia, mostly connected with euro-skepticism. After Alexis Tsipras coming to power, the relations between Greece and Russia became noticeably warmer. Russian ambassador Andrey Maslov became the first foreign official to be invited to the official residence
2018 November 25 Sunday, 13:21
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 25.11.2018    Special operations forces of the Ukrainian army took full control of the abandoned village of Rozsadky. The small territorial gain is the latest victory in Ukraine’s defence against the invasion of Donbas by the Russian Federation which began in April 2014.   Rozsadky was a "grey zone" settlement being used by Russian invasion-occupation troops to fire at Europe's defenders. It lies in the Svitlodarsk bulge area of the battlefront 11 kilometres north-north-west of Debaltseve, a Ukrainian city in Donetsk region which was captured by the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in February 2015. When Putin’s army seized Debaltseve and pushed the invasion front right up to Rozsadky village it was
2018 November 25 Sunday, 11:20
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 24.11.2018    The Holodomor was a forced famine-genocide of the Ukrainian people committed by the totalitarian and criminal Stalin regime in 1932-33. Millions of Ukrainians were deliberately starved to death because of their ethnicity or nationality. “Cause of death: Ukrainian” is what some death certificates said during the Holodomor.   We the living remember the dead. We acknowledge the great wrong that was done to them. For ourselves living with this legacy we seek to make sense of senseless slaughter. Somehow we must learn lessons from the past to redeem the present. On the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor, how do we say “never again?”   First, we support the Ukrainian people in
2018 November 24 Saturday, 09:47
Наталя Іщенко, День, 23.11.2018    Відсутність громадянської позиції, максимальна нейтральність, просування ідей деескалації, демобілізація суспільства — всім цим критеріям мають відповідати журналістські матеріали згідно з правилами, які активно насаджуються в українському медіа-середовищі. В реальності, ці вимоги є не лише неадекватними українським реаліям, а й небезпечними. Але чомусь мало хто про це каже...    МОЇ СТАНДАРТИ   Багато років тому я почала журналістську діяльність з матеріалу про війну. Мені тоді вдалося практично неможливе — написати про події в Абхазії 1992 — 1993 років, дотримавшись, як я тепер це розумію, всіх сучасних журналістських стандартів. Хоча від кривавих подій на абхазькому
2018 November 23 Friday, 15:47
Ihor Selibayev, Petr i Mazepa, 23.11.2018     The detailed examination of some political parties, movements, leaders which for different reasons play on the Putin’s side. Part 1: France, the UK, Germany, Hungary and Italy.   For a long time the West did not notice, or pretended it doesn’t notice an activity of Vladimir Putin’s ideologists among the right-wing populist parties of Europe. What appeared impossible mere 10 years ago, now possess a serious threat to the very existence of European Union as economic, political and military union of democratic countries.    During the last five years Moscow did spun a tight web, encompassing the series of European political parties — “Freedom
2018 November 23 Friday, 14:34
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 23.11.2018     The EU needs Ukraine. Ukrainians are the only Europeans to have fought a popular revolution under the EU flag for the sake of achieving EU ideals of human dignity, rule of law, and peaceful co-existence.   NATO needs Ukraine. Ukrainians are the only citizens of a democracy in the broader North Atlantic region who are fighting against the Russian aggressor and truly defending Western civilization from the dark forces of Muscovy.   Fortunately for other Western democracies, Ukraine is on a firm path to full membership in the European Union and in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.   Five years ago this week the Revolution of Dignity began in Ukraine. Known at first as EuroMaidan, this
2018 November 23 Friday, 10:38
Олег Шарп, Facebook, 22.11.2018    Петро Порошенко зажадав від Верховної Ради невідкладно розглянути зміни до Конституції щодо европейської та евроатлантичної інтеграції.    Знаєте, мені глибоко фіолетово, якщо хтось назве такі заклики власним піаром чинного президента. Проте я добре знаю, що тимчасовий реванш тимошенків-медведчуків є малоймовірним, хоча можливим. І якщо у Конституції буде закріплено курс на евроінтеграцію, то реваншисти ніколи не наберуть 2/3 голосів за його зміну. І ще я знаю, що цим депутатам треба періодично давати копняка для того, щоб вони працювали, а таким членам БПП, як Лещенко - ще й гарного ляща. Порошенко піде з посади, а томос, безвіз та евроатлантична Україна залишаться. І не важливо, що нас поки-що не
2018 November 22 Thursday, 19:25
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 22.11.2018    Amazon is selling products emblazoned with the symbol of a terrorist front for the Russian invaders of Ukraine which they call “DPR” . This is deeply offensive to Ukrainians and to all freedom-loving people who fight against Russian aggression and the Putin regime’s state-sponsored terrorism. By selling propaganda symbols of the “DPR” Amazon is supporting illegal armed formations in Ukraine and the Russian Federation’s war against Ukraine. A global campaign is being mounted to stop Amazon.   The so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic” and “Luhansk People’s Republic” are terrorist organizations created by Russian intelligence services
2018 November 22 Thursday, 09:02
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 21.11.2018     Lenin was dead in Ukraine with independence in 1991. But it took the 2013-14 Revolution of Dignity for Ukrainians to get around to burying the corpse.   It is illegal in Ukraine to glorify the foreign occupation regimes of the Communist Russians or the Nazi Germans. Monuments to Lenin have come down everywhere in Ukraine except the parts that have been invaded and occupied by the Russian Federation, which are Crimea and part of Donbas. Ukrainians are asserting their heritage, culture, language and spirit in the massive task of giving places and things names that are genuine and positive rather than alien and oppressive.   Two recent changes of toponyms are indicative of the renaissance going on
2018 November 21 Wednesday, 08:33
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 20.11.2018   For over two years Canada has imposed no new sanctions on aggressor Russia. Despite calling itself a great friend of Ukraine, and despite Russian aggression against Ukraine increasing in its scope and its violence in the past two years, the Government of Canada has broken allied unity with the EU and the US over the sanctions regime. Since September 2016 Canada has failed to implement new sanctions against Russian individuals and entities responsible for war crimes and for grave violations of international human rights.   The last Canadian sanctions were against the corrupt Russian officials who conducted the parliamentary elections for the Russian Federation, illegally, on Ukraine’s territory of
2018 November 20 Tuesday, 11:13
Garrett M. Graff, Wired, 15.05.2018     Частина 3 тут   Численні жертви на Хребті Муттера сколихнули цілий загін. Смерть Кромвелла стала особливо болісною. Його почуття гумору та хороший характер об’єднували загін. «Він був радісним та безтурботним хлопчиною. Завжди доглядав за новенькими», — пригадує Білл Вайт. Гарріса, який сидів з Кромвеллем разом у «лисячій норі», загибель найкращого друга просто спустошила.   Вайт теж тяжко пережив смерть Кромвелла. Розбитий горем, він перестав голитися. Мюллер протистояв такій поведінці. Він казав Вайту сфокусуватися на наступній місії, однак зрештою надавав йому більше комфорту, ніж вимагав дисципліни. «Він міг не раз покарати мене, - каже
2018 November 19 Monday, 23:18
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 19.11.2018    Ukraine is on a path to NATO. Membership was promised to Ukraine a decade ago and now Ukraine is advancing rapidly on being able to take up that offer. The most important thing Ukraine is doing for NATO right now is fighting Russian aggression and stopping Putin’s invasion army in Donbas. When Ukraine joins NATO, existing members will gain an invaluable asset in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which have almost five years of combat experience against the Russian enemy.   In recent days, three small steps have been taken on Ukraine’s path to NATO. First, the U.S.-Ukraine Strategic Partnership Commission was revived and the United States came out strongly in favour of Ukraine’s accession to
2018 November 19 Monday, 09:28
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 18.11.2018   “As a matter of international law, and notwithstanding the fact that Russia is in effective control, Crimea is part of Ukraine. Ukraine has now closed the Crimean Ports. As a matter of Ukrainian law, it is illegal for vessels to call there.” The Security Service of Ukraine said this in a statement in February 2016.   Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2014. Foreign occupation forces prevented Ukrainian authorities from regulating maritime traffic to and from ports in Crimea. On 16 June 2014, the Ukrainian government ordered the closure of Kerch, Theodosia, Sevastopol, Yalta and Evpatoria ports to international shipping. Ukrainian legislation was reinforced by a set of tight sanctions from the
2018 November 18 Sunday, 09:26