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  • Originally posted by JCR View Post

    Scooter was last popular in the late 1990s, they're just a joke today in Germany.
    According to "real" ravers they're not real techno anyway.
    They usually tour Russia, Ukraine (not anymore I guess) and the 'stans where they're still popular, same as Modern Talking and other embarrassing German 80s and 90s stuff.
    The Ukraine should give them a medal for a successful accoustic terror attack on crimean civilians
    Scooter is fucking awesome, and so is Modern Talking!


    • Ivan Katchanovski
      5 hrs ·

      A military unit named after the first OUN leader and a military anthem, which is remade from the OUN anthem, would be presented during the Ukraine independence military parade on August 24. Such official incorporation of OUN symbols is another illustration that use of the "Glory to Ukraine" OUN slogan and the OUN flag during the "Euromaidan" signified an emergence of oligarchic and far right alliance. It is also another illustration that misrepresentation of the OUN, a semi-fascist organization involved in Nazi collaboration and mass murders of Jews, Poles, Ukrainians, and Russians, is directly linked to misrepresentation of the Maidan massacre and the war in Donbas. It is also noteworthy that NATO countries units would participate for the first time in this parade


      • Saakhashvili: "UA FM Klimkin is ethnic Russian, was born in Russia, do not speak Ukrainian and has Russian passport. Poroshenko should revoke his UA citizenship."


        • Ivan Katchanovski
          1 hr ·

          Comparative politics vs American exceptionalism
          Despite his leadership defects and character flaws, Yanukovych had been duly elected in balloting that international observers considered reasonably free and fair—about the best standard one can hope for outside the mature Western democracies. A decent respect for democratic institutions and procedures meant that he ought to be able to serve out his lawful term as president, which would end in 2016.

          Neither the domestic opposition nor Washington and its European Union allies behaved in that fashion. Instead, Western leaders made it clear that they supported the efforts of demonstrators to force Yanukovych to reverse course and approve the EU agreement or, if he would not do so, to remove the president before his term expired. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, went to Kiev to show solidarity with the Euromaidan activists. McCain dined with opposition leaders, including members of the ultra right-wing Svoboda Party, and later appeared on stage in Maidan Square during a mass rally. He stood shoulder to shoulder with Svoboda leader Oleg Tyagnibok.

          But McCain’s actions were a model of diplomatic restraint compared to the conduct of Victoria Nuland, the assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian Affairs. As Ukraine’s political crisis deepened, Nuland and her subordinates became more brazen in favoring the anti-Yanukovych demonstrators. Nuland noted in a speech to the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation on December 13, 2013, that she had traveled to Ukraine three times in the weeks following the start of the demonstrations. Visiting the Maidan on December 5, she handed out cookies to demonstrators and expressed support for their cause.

          The extent of the Obama administration’s meddling in Ukraine’s politics was breathtaking. Russian intelligence intercepted and leaked to the international media a Nuland telephone call in which she and U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Geoffey Pyatt discussed in detail their preferences for specific personnel in a post-Yanukovych government. The U.S-favored candidates included Arseniy Yatsenyuk, the man who became prime minister once Yanukovych was ousted from power. During the telephone call, Nuland stated enthusiastically that “Yats is the guy” who would do the best job.

          Nuland and Pyatt were engaged in such planning at a time when Yanukovych was still Ukraine’s lawful president. It was startling to have diplomatic representatives of a foreign country—and a country that routinely touts the need to respect democratic processes and the sovereignty of other nations—to be scheming about removing an elected government and replacing it with officials meriting U.S. approval
          The two diplomats also were prepared to escalate the already extensive U.S. involvement in Ukraine’s political turbulence. Pyatt stated bluntly that “we want to try to get somebody with an international personality to come out here and help to midwife this thing [the political transition].” Nuland clearly had Vice President Joe Biden in mind for that role. Noting that the vice president’s national security adviser was in direct contact with her, Nuland related that she told him “probably tomorrow for an atta-boy and to get the details to stick. So Biden’s willing.”
          America's Ukraine Hypocrisy


          • US actors Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher make surprise visit to Chernivtsi


            Ukrainian-born American actress Mila Kunis, together with her American actor husband Ashton Kutcher, on Aug. 6 made a surprise visit to the actress’s hometown Chernivtsi, a city 530 kilometers southwest from Kyiv.
            Photos of the famous couple were posted by Ukrainian filmmaker Sergei Skobun, who told the Ukrainian media that Kunis and Kutcher had come to Chernivtsi from Budapest, where they are shooting a comedy movie called “The Spy Who Dumped Me,” which will premiere in 2018.
            The hotel in which the couple stayed also shared photos of its staff with the actors.

            Kunis, who left Ukraine when she was seven and had never visited Chernivtsi since, spoke both English and Russian.
            Skobun also said that actors watched part of his upcoming movie “Legend of Carpathians” and Kunis said that she would like to act in a Ukrainian film.
            The actress is famous for her roles in the comedies “Friends with Benefits” and “Ted.” She also received a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Darren Aronofsky’s thriller “Black Swan.”
            In previous interviews, Kunis said that when she lived in Ukraine, her family had been forced to hide the fact that they were Jews, and that there had been anti-Semitic graffiti on the walls of her school. She said that she came to United States not knowing any English, and so it had been difficult for her to study at school. In 1994, Kunis appeared in a Barbie commercial and took some minor roles in films.
            She also refused to speak about Russia’s war in Ukraine during an interview with the Star-Ledger newspaper.
            “Just because I lived there until I was seven doesn’t mean I identify with Ukraine,” the actress was quoted as a saying.
            Skobun said in comments on Facebook that the actress had shown her hometown not only to her husband, but also to their child. However, he didn’t specify if the child was two-year-old Wyatt Isabelle or her younger brother Dimitri.
            “I only saw happiness on her face (during the visit),” Skobun wrote.


            • Ivan Katchanovski
              3 hrs ·
              Misrepresentations of the Maidan massacre and the war in Donbas and ignoring of academic studies concerning these important cases of political violence are all closely related and produce such flawed proposed policies. Similar policies of using military force to suppress separatism in Donbas in 2014 were also almost universally accepted in the West and Ukraine even though it was possible to predict their failure, as I did at the time by analyzing similar separatist conflicts in Transdniestria, South Ossetia, Abkhazia, and Nagorno Karabakh. But such misrepresentation, ignorance, and policy failure are presented as virtues.

              "Second, the vast majority of Ukrainians speak Russian and the vast majority of Ukrainians welcomed Yanukovych’s departure after he either ordered or permitted the use of snipers against demonstrators."

              August 8, 2017
              Why the Case Against Arming Ukraine Doesn’t Hold Water
              By John E. Herbst



              • Do you remember Wall that Ukraina "building" on border with Russia.

                As some of us on MP net predicted it is great opportunity to steal some funds:

                Detectives from the National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) have issued suspicion notices to seven individuals involved in embezzling funds earmarked for the project to build a wall on the country's border with Russia, also known as the Wall project.


                • Ukraine drafting reserve officers

                  On 30 May 2017, the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine issued the 2017 drafting order (“2017 Order”) to reserve officers. The 2017 Order is yet to be approved by the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine.

                  The draft is mandatory. It applies to individuals of both genders who are (i) commissioned army officers, (ii) aged up to 43 years old, and (iii) who never completed their military service post-commissioning. The reserve officers drafted under the 2017 Order will serve 18 months in the regular army. Those that either volunteer or are required to carry out their military service in the Anti-Terrorist Operation Zone (“ATOZ”) in the East will be mandated to undergo three months’ prior training at specialised military academies.

                  There are very limited statutory grounds to avoid the draft. Individuals will be exposed to criminal sanctions for any attempt to evade the draft in violation of the law.

                  Employers will be exposed to administrative sanctions if they fail to comply with the 2017 Order. Employers will also be exposed to additional costs related to the draft, as they will be required to (i) maintain drafted employees’ employment positions, and (ii) pay drafted employees monetary compensation in the amount of each drafted employee’s average monthly salary. This amount is calculated on a per-employee basis as the average of his/her monthly salary for the immediately preceding 2-month period. Employers will be subject to both obligations for the entire duration of their respective employees’ military service. Although the law provides for a mechanism of compensation for such employers’ costs from the national budget, no such mechanism applies in practice at present.

                  Given the category of persons to be called up, the 2017 Order may materially affect the business community, as both young and mid-level professionals, and even some top managers will be subject to the draft.

                  40 thousand volunteers are protecting Ukraine today, - Poltorak
                  Minister stressed that mobilized and regular service soldiers are not fighting in the ATO zone today


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                  • Originally posted by marat View Post
                    Do you remember Wall that Ukraina "building" on border with Russia.

                    As some of us on MP net predicted it is great opportunity to steal some funds:

                    The Taruta Line.
                    Gofdadamned Froggies and their tiny Maginot Learn from Ukraine to make an impassable defense line stronk111!!!


                    • The Rich Rides Of Ukraine's SBU

                      Published on Aug 9, 2017

                      Some staff at the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) drive top-range cars, but won't explain how they got them. RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service witnessed a string of expensive vehicles over several days in an SBU parking lot in Kyiv.

                      Kyiv - London. From Ukraine with Cash
                      Published on Dec 15, 2015

                      RFE/RL journalists Natalie Sedletska and Maksym Savchuk went off to London to find British homes of politicians and oligarchs who made their fortunes in Ukraine and with the help of Ukrainians, but prefer to spend them in the UK.

                      'Just Waiting Until It All Ends': Ukrainian Pensioners Struggle to Survive
                      Published on May 30, 2017

                      RFE/RL asked elderly people in several Ukrainian cities whether they are satisfied with their pensions. Their answers ranged from "barely surviving" to "lock up the lawmakers." (Current


                      • Hey, historians and specialists of ua military, name this unit , polish friends must know them. They were incredibly famous .... in some way


                        • Originally posted by DTA View Post
                          Hey, historians and specialists of ua military, name this unit , polish friends must know them. They were incredibly famous .... in some way
                          Is it the 14th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (1st Galician)? I've seen that patch but don't remember exactly who or where.


                          • Originally posted by Cowboy's daughter View Post

                            Is it the 14th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (1st Galician)? I've seen that patch but don't remember exactly who or where.
                            no , it's patch of Dirlewanger Brigade (SS-Sturmbrigade "Dirlewanger" , later 36th Waffen SS Divizion )


                            • Originally posted by DTA View Post
                              no , it's patch of Dirlewanger Brigade (SS-Sturmbrigade "Dirlewanger" , later 36th Waffen SS Divizion )


                              A unit that set a great example for modern Ukraine. /s
                              I'm sure Oskar Dirlewanger is also seen as a hero by many as well.


                              • Originally posted by DTA View Post
                                no , it's patch of Dirlewanger Brigade (SS-Sturmbrigade "Dirlewanger" , later 36th Waffen SS Divizion )
                                OMG, he was horrible. a monster.


                                Thank you, DTA. Your research, and knowledge of history is very much appreciated.

                                Do you know, did any of the Volunteer Punisher Battalions in Ukraine since 2014, wear that patch?