Russia And NATO Agree – The War In Ukraine Will Continue — Moon of Alabama

NATO chief says Ukraine’s ‘rightful place’ is in the alliance – AP – Apr 20, 2023 KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg defiantly declared Thursday that Ukraine’s “rightful place” is in the military alliance and pledged more support…

Russia And NATO Agree – The War In Ukraine Will Continue — Moon of Alabama

The Maidan Massacre Trial and Investigation:Implications for the Ukraine-Russia War and Relations

The Maidan Massacre Trial and Investigation:
Implications for the Ukraine-Russia War and Relations1
Ivan Katchanovski, ORCID: 0000-0001-8266-9987
School of Political Studies & Graduate School of Public and International Affairs,
University of Ottawa, Canada


Russian Politics, Vol. 8, No. 2 (July/August 2023) (Brill/Schoningh) (In Press)
Special issue of peer-reviewed journal on “Russia, Ukraine, and the West:
Looking to the Future”

Photo Appendix 1. The statement by the far-right Svoboda party about taking the Hotel Ukraina under its control and guard before the Maidan massacre in Ukraine (Google translation)
Video Appendix A: Maidan Massacre Trial and Investigation Testimonies by 52 Wounded Maidan Protesters about Snipers in Maidan-Controlled Locations
Video Appendix B: Testimonies by Dozens of Prosecution Witnesses at the Maidan Massacre Trial & Investigation Concerning Snipers in Maidan-Controlled Locations

This study analyzes revelations from the trial and investigation in Ukraine concerning the mass killing that took place in Kyiv on 20 February 2014. This Maidan massacre of protesters and police led to the overthrow of the Yanukovych government and ultimately to the Russian annexation of Crimea, the civil war and Russian military interventions in Donbas, and the Ukraine-Russia and West-Russia conflicts which Russia escalated by illegally invading Ukraine in 2022. The absolute majority of wounded Maidan protesters, nearly 100 prosecution and defense witnesses, synchronized videos, and medical and ballistic examinations by government experts pointed unequivocally to the fact that the Maidan protesters were massacred by snipers located in Maidan-controlled buildings. To date, however, due to the political sensitivity of these findings and cover-up, no one has been
convicted for this massacre. The article discusses the implications of these revelations for the Ukraine-Russia war and the future of Russian-Ukrainian relations.

Political violence; conflict; Ukraine; Maidan; Euromaidan; Russia; massacre;
Ukraine-Russia war; justice
1 Earlier versions of this study were presented at the 22nd Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities in Columbia University, New York, May 4-6, 2017; the Annual Meeting of the American
Political Science Association in Boston, August 29-September 2, 2018; the Regimes and Societies in Conflict:
Eastern Europe and Russia since 1956 conference by Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Uppsala University and British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies in Uppsala, Sweden, September 13-
14, 2018; the Virtual 52nd Annual Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies,
November 5-8 and 14-15, 2020; and the virtual 10th World Congress of the International Council for Central and
East European Studies, August 3-8, 2021


Ukraine is About to be ANNIHILATED – Col. Macgregor

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Colonel Douglas Macgregor sits down with Stephen Gardner to update us on the Ukraine Russia war. Did NATO want this war? Will the US trigger world war 3 in order to prop up Biden and his white house? Was the Chinese spy balloon to embarrass Biden or is it to distract Americans? Can Ukraine beat Putin? Can Nato beat Putin? Check out Colonel Macgregors new book:…

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Timestamps: 0:34 Who really wants this war between NATO and Putin? 5:50 Who is keeping this war going? 7:45 The real reason for the Chinese Balloon 8:50 Bad people sneaking across the US Southern Border 10:03 DC is desperate to distract us. Its gotten so bad. 13:50 The Cabal and DC want us at war. Lots of money and control. 20:20 Ukraine is falling apart and can’t win this war 21:24 The truth about the Russian Army 22:20 US and European tanks are false hope and a false flag 28:00 Putin is stronger than he has ever been. Russia creating weapons 24 hours a day 30:30 Will NATO drag us all into WW3? Subscribe and hit the bell to be notified of new videos:…

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The Russia-Ukraine War and the Maidan in Ukraine

The Russia-Ukraine War and the Maidan in Ukraine

38 Pages Posted: 24 Oct 2022

Ivan Katchanovski

University of Ottawa

This study examines the Russia-Ukraine war in 2022 and the origins of the Russia-Ukraine
conflict in the political transition during the Maidan in Ukraine in February 2014. This transition
of power contributed to a start of the civil war in Donbas, Russian military interventions in
Crimea and Donbas, the Russian annexation of Crimea and an international conflict between
Russia and Ukraine and the West and Russia. This conflict escalated when Russia invaded
Ukraine in February 2022. The research question is as follow: What is the nature of the Russia-
Ukraine war and the political transition in Ukraine during the Maidan? This issue produced
divergent narratives of this war and the Maidan in scholarly studies, the media, and governments
in different countries. This paper uses political science theories of wars, mass protests, coups,
revolutions, and regime changes and empirical analysis to examine the nature of the Russia-
Ukraine war and the political transition in Ukraine during the Maidan. It analyzes videos and
interviews and statements of key political actors involved in this war and the power transition,
witness testimonies of various participants of the Russia-Ukraine war and the Maidan at the
Yanukovych state treason trial and the Maidan massacre trial in Ukraine, and media publications
in Ukrainian, Russian, and English. The study concludes with the analysis of the implications of
its findings for understanding the conflicts in Ukraine and over Ukraine and their resolution.

Cancel Culture Round Three Get Out?


[Note: Since this article was written, the organizers of “Rage Against the War Machine” have reversed their decision to withdraw their invitation for me to speak at the February 19 anti-war event in Washington, DC. They made this decision under pressure from many of the other speakers scheduled to attend who opposed my being removed from the event. This is the right decision. I recognize that being invited to speak at an event such as the one scheduled for February 19 is a privilege, not a right. I will do my utmost to ensure that my presentation is worthy of the occasion. I have no hard feeling against the organizers. However, the decision to kick me off the speakers list, after publicly announcing I would be speaking, sent a message to all those who promote “cancel culture” tactics that their methods work. This is a threat to everyone. Moreover, given the vicious and vociferous attacks that have been leveled against me, I believe it only appropriate that I respond by staying true to the emotions and mindset I had upon learning I had been removed, and which governed the tone and content of the article as originally written. Cancel culture cannot be allowed to prevail. Thank you again to those who supported me, and to the event organizers who have honored me by allowing me to be in the company of such esteemed individuals working in support of such a worthy cause.]  

Back in early January 2003, I was involved in a project intended to be a last-gasp effort to head off a US-led war with Iraq. In December 2002, Ari Fleischer, the White House spokesperson, had articulated during a press conference that while the official US policy toward Iraq was regime change, this did not necessarily mean removing Saddam Hussein by use of force. Fleischer indicated that a significant change in behavior on the part of the Iraqi government could constitute “regime change.”

I picked up on that theme and reached out to the Iraqi government (keeping in mind I had addressed the Iraqi Parliament back in September 2002 in a successful bid to get UN weapons inspectors back on the job), and outlined a proposal based upon a six-point plan of action that would have the Iraqi government agree to changes in policy regarding disarmament, human rights, democracy, diplomacy, economy and peace. (…)

RAND: Avoiding a Long War

Avoiding a Long War
U.S. Policy and the Trajectory of the Russia-Ukraine Conflict
How does this end? Increasingly, this question is dominating discussion
of the Russia-Ukraine war in Washington and other Western capitals.
Although successful Ukrainian counteroffensives in Kharkiv and Kherson
in fall 2022 renewed optimism about Kyiv’s prospects on the battlefield,
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s announcement on September 21 of a partial
mobilization and annexation of four Ukrainian provinces was a stark reminder that
this war is nowhere near a resolution. Fighting still rages across nearly 1,000 km of
front lines. Negotiations on ending the conflict have been suspended since May.
The trajectory and ultimate outcome of the war will, of course, be determined
largely by the policies of Ukraine and Russia. But Kyiv and Moscow are not the only
capitals with a stake in what happens. This war is the most significant interstate
conflict in decades, and its evolution will have major consequences for the United
States. It is appropriate to assess how this conflict may evolve, what alternative tra-
jectories might mean for U.S. interests, and what Washington can do to promote a
trajectory that best serves U.S. interests. (…)

Russland hat keine aggressiven Absichten – US-Strategiepapier erklärt die wahren Gründe der US – Politik

Andreas Heil on Facebook wrote:

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A key paper to understand who wages war on whom for what reasons and employing which means.

Overextending and Unbalancing Russia


by 2019, current update of a paper series, starting 1972

Key issues explained by Thomas Röper below in german language:

26. Juni 2019

Russland hat keine aggressiven Absichten – US-Strategiepapier erklärt die wahren Gründe der US-Politik – Anti-Spiegel

Forward to the USSR and Operation Z+

Forward to the USSR and Operation Z+

By Batiushka for The Saker Blog

May 04, 2022

On 28 April 2022 President Lukashenko of Belarus spoke of a possible coming together of various independent countries, former Soviet republics, to join the Russian Federation and Belarus in a ‘Union State’. ( Then, on 3 May President Putin and President Lukashenko discussed the construction of this Union State further. (

In 1991 the Soviet Union, the successor of the Russian Empire, suddenly collapsed in a remarkably similar way to the way in which the former suddenly collapsed in 1917 and on orders from exactly the same transatlantic financial and political circles. No coincidence. Since then the territory concerned, the heartland of Northern Eurasia, like much of the rest of the world has been in chaos, with poverty, injustice and war. Geopolitically, the formation of a Sovereign Union (not Soviet Union) of the peoples and nations of Northern Eurasia is now perhaps the only way of overcoming the vacuum created, which has been at the root of planetary chaos since 1991.

Northern Eurasia, whatever it has been called, is, like it or not, marked by its central and by far its largest nation, the Russian. This is the only one capable of bringing together the sovereign states of the many and varied peoples who live in this continuous intercontinental land-area for peace and justice. Indeed, many look to Russia to carry out precisely this task and so to rescue them from the present disorder of Western ‘divide and rule’ politics, the resulting Western exploitation of their natural resources and oppression of Western-loving oligarchs.  (…)

Statement by the Presidents of the European Commission and the European Council on Russian aggression against Ukraine

Statement|22 February 2022|Brussels

Statement by the Presidents of the European Commission and the European Council on Russian aggression against Ukraine

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The decision of the Russian Federation to recognise as independent entities and send Russian troops to certain areas of Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts is illegal and unacceptable. It violates international law, Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty, Russia’s own international commitments and it further escalates the crisis.

Both Presidents welcome the steadfast unity of Member States and their determination to react with robustness and speed to the illegal actions of Russia in close coordination with international partners.

An informal meeting of EU Foreign Affairs Ministers chaired by the High Representative will take place today at 4 pm. Following that, a first package of sanctions will be formally tabled later this afternoon.

Appropriate bodies will then meet to finalise the package without delay.

The package contains proposals:

  • to target those who were involved in the illegal decision,
  • to target banks that are financing Russian military and other operations in those territories,
  • to target the ability of the Russian state and government to access the EU’s capital and financial markets and services, to limit the financing of escalatory and aggressive policies,
  • and to target trade from the two breakaway regions to and from the EU, to ensure that those responsible clearly feel the economic consequences of their illegal and aggressive actions.

The EU has prepared and stands ready to adopt additional measures at a later stage if needed in the light of further developments.

Both Presidents supported by the High Representative continue to follow closely developments on the ground and consult with fellow EU leaders and international counterparts.

The Union remains in full solidarity with Ukraine and united in support for its sovereignty and territorial integrity.

We stand by and will continue to support Ukraine and its people.