Arseniy Yatsenyuk, the US-installed prime minister of the fascist junta that overthrew the elected Ukrainian government in February, is delivering on his recently declared Nazi campaign of extermination.
Last week, the former investment banker, unveiled an altogether different portfolio when he promised that military forces under the control of the Kiev junta would «cleanse sub-humans» from the country’s restive eastern regions. Using Final Solution rhetoric of his Nazi heroes, Yatsenyuk was referring to the ethnic Russian populations of the southeastern regions of Ukraine, who are refusing to acknowledge the US-backed coup in Kiev as legitimate.
Days after Yatsenyuk’s extermination program was published on the Ukrainian embassy website in the US (it has since been redacted), the newly elected puppet president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, unveiled a «unilateral ceasefire». Poroshenko’s «peace plan» has been lauded by his backers in Washington and NATO as a genuine initiative to end nearly two months of violence.
However, within hours of the Kiev regime’s unilateral ceasefire being announced the violence committed by its military forces has intensified. Russian President Vladimir Putin this weekend urged the Kiev junta to halt the military operations and to engage in the national dialogue with the separatist self-declared People’s Republics of Donetz and Lugansk.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, on a visit to Saudi Arabia at the weekend, voiced Moscow’s alarm over the escalating violence in Ukraine’s south and east. That violence has included the shelling of border posts inside Russian territory.
What the Western-backed Kiev regime is engaging is nothing near a ceasefire or a truce in hostilities. Stripped of cynical rhetoric avowing peace, amnesty and dialogue, the actions of the Kiev forces speak of Nazi-like «cleansing» of civilian populations.
Here are just some of the «ceasefire» actions in the hours following Poroshenko’s declared truce that supposedly came into effect last Friday at 2300 hours local time. In the early hours of Saturday morning, churches in Slavyansk, Donetz, came under artillery fire, according to Viktor Borodai, the locally elected prime minister of the Donetz People’s Republic.
Elsewhere in Slavyansk district, incendiary bombs were dropped by warplanes on the village of Semyonovka. The use of internationally banned White Phosphorous firebombs has been previously reported in Slavyansk.
In Lugansk region, the village of Ananyevka has been subjected «to continuous shelling» from members of Kiev’s National Guard, a spokesman for the Lugansk People’s Republic told Russian news agency Itar-Tass. The so-called National Guard is comprised of paramilitaries formed by the neo-Nazi Pravy Sector, the group that supplied the shock troops instrumental in carrying out the CIA-backed coup in Kiev against the then elected President Viktor Yanukovych on February 23.
Some 18,000 civilians are continuing to flee the ongoing violence in the Donetz and Lugansk regions to seek refuge across the border in Russia, said Anatoly Kuznetzov, deputy director of Russia’s Migration Service. He was speaking two days after Kiev’s so-called unilateral ceasefire officially came into effect. «The refugee crisis is snowballing,» added Kuznetzov.
Apart from the indiscriminate violence meted out by Kiev’s forces, which has seen women and children being slaughtered in their own homes from mortar and artillery fire, the mass exodus of civilians is also due to the severe shortages in food, water and electricity that are impacting communities.
This deprivation of basic utilities seems to be a result of deliberate military targeting of power and pumping stations.
«The Donetsk People's Republic is on the verge of a humanitarian disaster,» said Alexander Borodai.
The locally elected leader said that Kiev artillery had destroyed most of the pumping stations, which was leaving households across the region without any drinking water.
«The pumping stations are destroyed. We asked for a ceasefire in order to repair them, but the shooting went on, and two repair workers were killed and another two wounded as a result,» said Borodai.
He added: «We thought of drilling wells in Donetsk, but the subsoil waters are undrinkable, and that means that soon there will be a tremendous flow of refugees to the Russian Federation as there will be no supply of drinking water».
Nearly 400 people in Ukraine’s southeastern regions have already died since the US-installed junta in Kiev launched its so-called anti-terror operations at the end of April. Most of the victims – over 70 per cent – have been civilians, according to UN figures. That «anti-terror» campaign was preceded only days before it began by a secret visit to Kiev by CIA director John Brennan, who met the top leadership of the regime, including Yatsenyuk.
The indiscriminate use of violence by military forces is a war crime. So too is the deliberate targeting of basic human needs of food, water and electricity. That the NATO-backed regime in Kiev is engaging in such criminality should be of no surprise. After all, NATO forces perfected the same criminal practices in their subjugation of former Yugoslavia, Iraq and Libya.
Russia’s Investigative Committee, which is probing human rights violations in Ukraine, has put two senior figures associated with the Kiev regime on an international wanted list. Self-styled interior minister Arsen Avakov and the appointed governor of Dnepropetrovsk, Oleg Kolomoisky, are accused of multiple crimes against humanity, according to evidence gathered from thousands of eyewitnesses by the Russian committee.
To that list, should be added the names of Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Petro Poroshenko and the heads of Kiev’s military planning, Andriy Parubiy and Dmitry Yarosh, both of whom are also leaders of the Right Sector paramilitaries.
All of them are responsible for a «ceasefire» that is but a cynical Orwellian cover name for mass murder and, indeed, genocide. If there is any doubt about that intent, just check Yatsenyuk’s owned declared aims of «cleansing sub-humans» iterated last week.
The timing of the Kiev regime’s latest terror campaign is not insignificant either. This weekend, Russians commemorated the deaths of 25-30 million of their compatriots who lost their lives to the Nazi German war of extermination against Untermensch (sub-humans) launched on Soviet Russia on June 21, 1941. The guns behind that historic vile campaign were defeated 69 years ago. But abominably, the mentality behind it still persists today. Ask Yatsenyuk and his US-backed regime.