Ukraine: Entry Ban for Russian Males – A Segregation Financed by the U.S. and EU?
Earlier this month Ukraine border service officials “significantly restricted”entry of adult males from Russia. Unsurprisingly, this human rights violation went almost unnoticed by international HR organizations. Ghetto-style segregation in the 21th century is a sad reality on a territory of chaos and violence, formerly known as Ukrainian Republic.
According to the Ukrainian State Border Guard Service, Ukraine has enacted an entry ban to its territory for all Russian males aged between 16 and 60. This ban also includes individuals from Russia’s Crimea and the city of Sevastopol (men aged 16-60 and women aged 20-35).
“This decision represents an agony of the current government,” said in an interview to RIA Novosti Dr. Alexander Strakanov, director of the Institute of Russian Language, History, and Culture at the Lyndon State College (Vermont, U.S.). “This is such a poor judgment, such a poor thinking. I don’t believe that self-proclaimed government in Kiev understands what they are doing.”
Ukraine State Border Guard Service sanctioned the so called “filtration and verification activities” in a failed attempt to “punish” the antifascist activists of popular uprising in Novorossia. According to unverified reports of the local media, interim “authorities” in Kyiv have also begun the construction of large detention facilities in the Central regions of the country. These prisons are supposedly to be used as concentration camps for rebels, opposition leaders and dissidents during the coming counterinsurgency operation, announced by junta warchief Turchinov. No wonder, many people in Donetsk, Charkiv and Dnepropetrovsk feel insulted and betrayed by the radical nationalists in Kyiv.
Image (right): Frontpage of the «Regulations for the military personnel in Ukraine State Border Service». with the logos of the EU and US Department of State.
Political radicalization of Ukraine State Border Guard Service started in 2004 under Victor Yushenko’s presidency. Revised version of the official «Regulations for the military personnel in Ukraine State Border Guard Service» was printed on the United States and the European Union taxpayers’ money as part of the HUREMAS2 personnel management project.
Why is this document so important? It contains basic guidelines for all military personnel of the Ukrainian State Border Guard Service. The fundamental manual was finally approved by president Yushenko’s special decree № 1115/2009 on the 29th of December, 2009.
It is fair to assume that the U.S. State Department specialists and the European Union officials may have supervised the document that they funded. According to former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine John E. Herbst, the State Department dropped at least $425 000 on the first HUREMAS initiative from 2006 to 2008. Former chief of the Delegation of EU to Ukraine Ian Tindall Boag promised up to €4 million funding till 2008. HUREMAS2 financial details are still unpublished but project closure is planned in 2015. Border Guard Services of Poland and Hungary are mentioned as junior partners that could help bring Ukraine State Border Guard Service in line with the EU legislation and NATO procedures.
The final goal of HUREMAS2 may be to transform the Ukraine State Border Guard Service into an instrument of deterrence on the outskirts of NATO’s targeted sphere of influence. One of the major lobbyists for HUREMAS2 project was a chief of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine Mykola Lytvyn, a Yushenko protégé, who finished a military course at the Harvard University (1997).
Ironically, thanks to the comprehensive “technical assistance” by the US and European partners, Ukraine will most likely have no borders to guard by 2015.
NATO uses old images taken in August 2013 to claim that Russian troops are deployed on Ukrainian Borders
NATO wants to justify it’s existence and what better way than to show a big build up of Russian troops on Ukraine’s border. Fact is that the pictures are from August 2013. The military adventures of recent years by NATO, shows that it likes to use fake pictures and videos in order to justify invasions and gaining support at home for unpopular wars
“Satellite imagery of Russian troops allegedly amassed at present on the border with Ukraine dates back to August 2013, a high-ranking source in Russia,” General Staff said Thursday.NATO’s Headquarters of Allied Command Operations released earlier on Thursday a series of satellite photos showing large contingents of tanks, artillery, attack helicopters and war planes purportedly being observed by the Alliance in specific locations along the Ukrainian border.
“In reality, the images released by NATO show units of Russia’s Southern Military District taking part in various exercises last summer, including near the borders with Ukraine,” the source said.
The Southern Military District hosted a number of military drills last summer, including parts of large-scale Combat Commonwealth-2013 air defense exercise, which involved units from a joint air defense system of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
NATO is actively building its naval presence in the Black Sea in view of sharp aggravation of the Ukraine crisis, a Russian Defence Ministry source told the Russian news agency TASS on Thursday.
“Destroyer USS Donald Cook equipped with the Aegis combat missile defense system has just entered the Black Sea. According to our information, it is going to be joined by French reconnaissance ship Dupuy de Lome by April 11. French Navy’s destroyer Dupleix is expected to enter the Black Sea on April 14,” the source went on to say.
“Considering the presence of the French Navy’s rescue vessel Alize in the south-eastern part of the Black Sea since late March, we can say that NATO is building a naval grouping in the Black Sea in the vicinity of the Russian border for the first time since 2008,” the Russian Defence Ministry source said.