Friday, October 17, 2014

In Milan, Putin used the word "Novorosssiya," but it came with a big price

V. Putin's possibly most controversial statement from his press conference today: "The second part of the problem has to do with the law that was recently signed by the President of Ukraine. I know the reaction and opinions expressed by Novorossiya representatives. I suppose this is not an ideal document, but ultimately, it is a step in the right direction, and we COUNT ON IT to also be used for a final solution to security problems."

If so, then, for Putin and his government, the Nazi junta's "law on special order of regions" under the junta's sovereignty is "a step in the right direction" and a key base for "the final solution." Despite Putin's keen awareness of what this "law" means (= no Novorossiya) and of the fact that it is a negation of the self-determination of the people in the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics. And despite Putin's keen and clear understanding of what the people and the army of Novorossiya think about Poroshenko's, Ukrainian oligarchs' and Banderites' legislating of the latter's will for Novorossiya, which they mean to destroy. The "law" is an affirmation of the fascist sovereignty over Donetsk and Lugansk.

Summary of Putin's points from his Milan conference:

1. He did discuss with Poroshenko lines of separations between Ukraine and the armed forces o the Donetsk and Lugansk republics specifically on the map.
2. He "agrees with his colleagues that the the template for the resolution of the conflict in Ukraine ...should, of course, be the Minsk Agreements."
3. "Regrettably, neither side is fully implementing these agreements ... however, [Putin] assumes that both sides will strive to fully implement the Minsk Agreements."
4. Towns which the militia was to be withdraw from turned out to be places where the people fighting in the ranks of the militia live.
5. Putin knows what the people and self-defense forces of Novorosssiya think of Kiev's "law on the order/status of regions" in Donbass, but he thinks that the law is "a step in the right direction" and the Russian government wants "to count on it for the final solution."
6. Three NATO countries, Italy, France, and Germany, are supposed to provide (and manage?) surveillance drones for OSCE in Donbass. Russia would like to be part of monitoring as well.
7. Russia agreed with Ukraine on all necessary conditions for supplying gas to Ukraine for the winter at least. Russia has again made concessions to Ukraine over payments for gas. [But] Gazprom started to demand pre-payment and, according to the terms of its operation, it cannot now change the terms for its gas exports to Ukraine. Russia will no longer give Ukraine gas on credit. Kiev has no intention to pay for past gas supplies. Kiev paid zero for all the gas supplies since last November. Ukraine stopped paying its debts to Russia.
8. Putin indicated that Russia will not try any special interventions to keep up the exchange value of the ruble. Russia is in favor of the floating exchange rates.
9. Sanctions against Russia do have a good side. They are forcing Russia into action.
10. Putin insisted that Russia is not a party to the conflict in Ukraine and avoided touching in any way on the political character or meaning of the war in Ukraine.

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