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The rhetoric of Western journalists in relation to Russia is becoming increasingly fierce, the texts - more revelatory.It seems that finally ripped off the mask and a red line crossed.
Catch occupier
As stated in the article The New York Times , "in his daily report special monitoring mission of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said that, according to one young man," unknown armed group "occupied territory of the former children's camp in the city of Peter the Great. According to the report, the observers' talked to two women in military uniform and cap with the distinctive signs of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. ""During a conversation with two women near the car of the OSCE stopped the car with license marks the Russian Federation and two armed men dressed alike, came out of the car and ordered the women to stop talking," - the report says. Over the fence that surrounded the camp observers "saw one infantry combat vehicle," according to the report. The observers were not able to get into the camp. " 
"The potential political consequences of injury and killing Russian soldiers in the east of Ukraine, it seems, more and more concerned about the Kremlin - she continues. On Thursday, President Vladimir Putin issued a decree under which the deaths of Russian soldiers during "special operations" can be classified as military secret, even in peacetime. Despite constant denial Putin that Russian soldiers are fighting in Ukraine, its critics say that Russia not only continues military intervention in Ukraine, but turns away from the soldiers, wounded or killed there. Observers of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe also reported on Friday that the separatist leader, Alexander Zakharchenko, the prime minister of breakaway Donetsk People's Republic, he said that he was "not prepared to take part in meetings outside the country until the end of July for health reasons" . This presented a potential stumbling block in attempts to negotiate for the full implementation of the truce signed in February in Minsk, Belarus. "
"In its report on Friday, the Organization for Security and Co-operation has noted an increase in cases of violation of ceasefire in comparison to previous days, including 150 explosions that were heard from the observation post near the central railway station in Donetsk, derived from mortar and tank fire. For security reasons, observers reported that there will be to monitor the situation in Shirokino - place the strongest clashes in recent weeks. But from the observation post in the city of Mariupol, observers reported that they heard explosions from Shirokina. "We are seeing a dramatic deterioration - said Botsyurkiv, a spokesman for the organization. - We believe that the geographical scope of the conflict zone expanding somewhat, " - quoted American edition.
In turn, the British  The Times   brings the results of another study conducted by the influential American non-governmental organization The Atlantic Council. Their findings, researchers have built on the basis of the analysis of craters from shells, as Russian soldiers in social networks with geolocation marks, interview with Ukrainian civilian and military officials, and trips to the east of Ukraine.
"It is clear that Russia is sending troops, military equipment, building camps - they are very involved in military action in Ukraine, - said Elliot Higgins, a research fellow at King's College London and co-author of the report. - This is not a separatist war in Ukraine, Russia is occupying Ukraine ", - quotes The Times. Analysts were able to show that the machines from camps along the border to enter Ukraine, comparing APCs, photographed on the bases, with those that were later photographed in Ukraine. Even after they have been removed from the identifying markings, the researchers used a unique dents and scratches to prove that these machines are identical. "
"According to Higgins, the tendency to brag Russian military valor and arms facilitate tracing the direct involvement of the armed forces of this country in conflict. An analysis of open sources conducted by his team discovered that some photos of Russian soldiers posing with weapons, were made in the east of Ukraine. Making cross comparison distinctive features such as the unique tree branches and other buildings with photographs taken in the same area, and satellite images, they were able to identify the exact location of the soldiers. "
"The report documented a list of modern arms, seen in Ukraine and the Ukrainian army is not used, including the" shoulder-launched anti-aircraft missiles, various types of rocket launchers, anti-tank guided missiles, bombs and a variety of small arms, " - continues the British edition. Most recently, the team was able to identify Higgins modern drone shot down in Ukraine as Russian thanks promotional materials manufacturer. "When they built it, they published a picture of many small parts of the drone, including numerous markings - said Higgins. - So we can see that this is exactly the same drone. "
In another article,  The Times , also citing Eliot Higgins refers to another study. "Bellingcat, investigative site, published yesterday analysis, we conclude that the two satellite images - one allegedly indicating a lack of Ukrainian launcher at its base, and the other showing the launcher on the flight path MH17, - have been reworked by the Kremlin. The group compared the plants and soil structure on satellite images with images from Google Earth. It concluded that the images were made ​​in June, not in July (when it was hit by MH17. - «The Island"). The Agency also found that the second image is the part which shows the car has a level of "noise", wherein from the rest of the photos, suggesting that these elements were added to it. Data gathered from the images showed that they were processed using the program Adobe Photoshop. "They removed the Ukrainian launcher" Buck "from the image of July 17, though she left the base - said Elliot Higgins, founder Bellingcat. - In the second image, with a large open space, they added launchers that looked as if they were in the area when they were not. "


"The situation in Ukraine has reached a deadlock"
Around it is obvious that Russia is not going to stop the current conflict - on the contrary, she is a confrontation with Ukraine and the West. It showed not only the capacity of the armed forces on the border with Ukraine and consistently militant anti-Ukrainian and anti-Western propaganda. These new sanctions and that Russian secret and suddenly launched against 89 officials and politicians from the EU in less than a month before the EU itself should consider lifting sanctions against the Russian Federation. A positive decision would be possible in the case when Russia Minsk Agreement. But Russia has also made it clear that it would not comply with them. The purpose of the decree of Russian President Vladimir Putin to classify losses among Russian soldiers in special operations in peacetime, in the current circumstances is not subject to multiple interpretations. All is clear.
"Russia has a history of secrecy surrounding the death of a soldier, - wrote  The Washington Post . This country does not avoid the ceremonies on the occasion of his military victories and valor, but many families still do not know what happened to their loved ones killed in the war, the Second World War, or any other, which was attended by Soviet soldiers in the coming decades. The Russians do not even know how many people died in these conflicts were civilians or soldiers, because the state to classify the data. But one thing is clear: as much as they support Putin's Ukrainian politics, the Russians do not want to repeat the experience of incurring massive losses in a conflict in another country. Last year, the state spent one poll showed that three-quarters of Russians are against sending troops to Ukraine, while just over a quarter of the population supported the idea. However, the messages continue to appear about how Russia is increasing its military presence on the border with Ukraine. Bloomberg this week quoted US parliamentarians claimed that Russia is using mobile crematoria in eastern Ukraine, to hide their dead and, therefore, also its participation in the conflict. And then the picture that conjures up the terminology of the decree - "special operations."
"Special operations" - a "new term to define a new reality" no legislative definition, said Thursday a member of the Presidential Council on Human Rights to Sergey Krivenko news agency RBC, - says The Washington Post. But the Russians have heard this expression before during Putin's presidency - in connection with such campaigns as the second Chechen war, the conflict of 2008 in South Ossetia and - most recently - the annexation of the Crimea in the last year. "
Unambiguous interpretation has caused the recent murder in the Luhansk region Alexei Brain, the battalion commander, "Ghost." As noted in  The Times , shortly before the death of Brain said that in his address received threats from those who are engaged in unscrupulous carving up humanitarian aid from Russia.
"Killing Brain - the latest in a series of events, which means strengthening the central government and the removal of independent rebel commanders, - stressed in the British edition. Igor "Arrow" Girkin and Igor Bezler from Donetsk were displaced last summer, but the same process was extremely bloody in Lugansk. Many admit that Moscow played a major role in this optimization. In November, the leader of the Cossacks, Prapor, was killed when the authorities came to Lugansk to disarm his group in Anthracite. In January, another rebel commander, Alexander the poor, known as Batman, was killed after a "resisting arrest." The Times spoke with "scouts", rebel soldiers. "Only a fool would fail to see the connection between the murders Batman and brain," - he said. Next was Yevgeny Ishchenko, "people's mayor" frontline city of Pervomaisk. Ishchenko was killed under mysterious circumstances - Ukrainian subversive groups, according to the official version. His wife, Olga, and now Mayor Day, said she did not believe in this version, but refused to elaborate. "I have a family and children," - she said. Ishchenko not one who precaution. The silence is shared by all in the region. "
British  The Economist   , in this context also analyzes the recent meeting between Vladimir Putin and US Secretary of State John Kerry, held at the initiative of the American side.
"US sources said that the visit of Kerry meant not repent and seek the views of Putin about certain things. Will Putin to work against America in Iran? Does he want to work in Syria? Discontinue if he climb in Ukraine? The answer to all these questions seem to have been "no." Kerry also delivered a message in response to Putin's saber nuclear weapons: do not go too far in the trial of military NATO's determination that it is not turned against you. Putin's visit gave Kerry a diplomatic triumph, but now he is faced with the question of what to do next, " - noted in The Economist.

"The situation in Ukraine has come to a standstill - continues article. Though Putin has signed a peace agreement in Minsk last September, its goals are opposite goals in Ukraine and the West. He wants separatist Donbass remained in the Ukraine, but as a non-healing wound, which Russia could poke when you need to control this country. Only when he will have a "political agreement", he will discuss the closure of the border with Ukraine. The West wants Russia to protect the border and led his troops from the Ukraine, so that the local elections in Donbass paved the way for his reintegration. It would be contrary to the objectives of Putin's actions. "
"This conflict can not be frozen without a permanent Russian military presence and financial support to the rebels.After years of war, people in the Donbas not willing to be ruled by Kiev, but many have started to resent the rebels to seize power in their region, and dividing the Russian humanitarian aid together. If Russia will take the troops, the rebel government would fall. This can be explained by a fresh build of Russian troops and arms along the Russian border with Ukraine, which observers have reported. "
"The greatest political risk in importation of Saakashvili '
In connection with the war flared up again a cautious reaction caused in Western observers appointed to public office in Ukraine, the former president of Georgia, Mikhail Saakashvili, known for its hostility to Putin.
"Mikhail Saakashvili's pro-Western president of the small ex-Soviet country's brave enough to start the 2008 war with Russia, trying to regroup unusual for a former Head of State of ways since I left Georgia and lived in self-imposed exile - wrote  The Washington Post . But his latest reincarnation is particularly unusual: on Saturday, Saakashvili has taken an official position in a different country, trying to resist the advance of Russia. President Saakashvili has appointed Petro Poroshenko governor of Odessa region, the largest region of Ukraine on the size of the territory and the sixth in terms of population. This is also the place of the biggest sea port in Ukraine, located between the newly annexed the Crimea and strategic, supported Russian breakaway region of Transnistria in Moldova. "
"The greatest political risk in importing Saakashvili for joining the ruling team of the Ukrainian president might be in his special, proprietary antipathy to Russia, - stressed here. Saakashvili does not like Putin, who during the 2008 war threatened to "hang Saakashvili by the balls." Saakashvili, in turn, described Putin as someone who "likes to lie." Putin's government desperately mocks pro-democracy civil uprisings, known as the "color revolutions" that erupted in the former Soviet republics, the Georgian Rose Revolution in 2003, which is taken as a result of Saakashvili at the head of his native country. Today, the Kremlin allegedly laughing at the appointment of Saakashvili. "Saakashvili - the head of the Odessa region. Circus continues, "- he wrote on Twitter in Russian, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, adding the Ukrainian" Neschasna Ukraine ". But if Saakashvili star rises in Ukrainian politics, the relationship between the old enemies can once again become no laughing matter. "
"Not ordinary appointment on weekends the former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili - a nightmare in Moscow, - the head of the Odessa region, which made ​​the president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, added an element of psychodrama, - continues the theme of  The Financial Times . At least two Russian newspapers on Tuesday speculated that the challenge is to maintain Saakashvili's "blockade" of Transnistria and the neighboring even "provocative" actions to start a new war. The journalist of "News" suggested that "the fate of all the problems in relations between Russia and the West decided today in the triangle of Kyiv-Donetsk-Odessa." "It's not only the interpretation of state television. Serious people are concerned about the consequences of actions of Ukraine, - says Trenin (director of the Moscow Carnegie Center think tank. - "The Island") - Misha best remembered then his attack on South Ossetia. "
"In fact, Saakashvili allowed himself to lure into a trap after several weeks of provocations in South Ossetia, beginning reckless attack on the breakaway Georgian region that gave rise to the Russian invasion in 2008 - the Moscow analyst adjusts the author. evocation of the Russian media his then role can be just another way to express the disappointment of Moscow his appointment to Odessa. But the cessation of Ukraine Russian military access to Transnistria, though understandable, is in Moscow for logistical problem. In the new environment of confrontation of East and West is also a reminder of how many potential trouble spots in the region lies between them. "
"The Kremlin fought on the side of the National Socialist regime"
Finally, it is symptomatic article appeared on the German site (most importantly) the newspaper  Die Welt . It talks about the manipulation history of the Second World War from Russia, which the West has been very sensitive. The author notes that when it comes to Europe, the terrible losses suffered by the Soviet Union in this war, has always meant the loss of Russia. At the same time Ukraine is in this context, with a strong supply of the Kremlin, is considered primarily as a territory with a strong collaborationist movement. This is not true, the article said the German edition. During World War II, Nazi Germany occupied the full territory of Ukraine and Belarus, while the share of the Third Reich conquered Russia was only 10 percent. In addition to the hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian collaborators were three million Ukrainian soldiers of the Red Army, in addition, about 250 thousand Ukrainians fought in the armies of the Western allies of the USSR, is emphasized in the paper Die Welt.
At the same time, exposing Ukrainian Nazi collaborators, the Russian propaganda tries to hide the fact that on the side of the Nazis fought a huge amount of Russian. "In the west of Russia, near the village of Elbow, in late autumn 1941, German occupation authorities allowed to create a" county government "under the independent Russian management and ownership of Russian police ", - the author notes. This district, which included 1.7 million people, lasted until the fall of 1943 under the leadership of collaborator Bronislaw Kaminski. After the Red Army drove the Germans, it formed from the Russian "police self-defense" was raging in Belarus, under the guise of fighting with the guerrillas killing civilians. Then, "Kaminski Brigade" took part in the suppression of the Polish uprising in 1944. But people Kaminsky so ruthlessly pillaged and massacred the local civilians that were unpleasantly surprised even German officials.
After the execution the Germans Kaminsky remnants of his brigade came under the command of another Russian collaborator - Andrei Vlasov. He began collaborating with the Nazis who were captured in 1942 near Leningrad. His Russian Liberation Army, a former favorite of Joseph Stalin gained among the same Russian prisoners of war and civilians in occupied territories.
To cooperate with the German invaders as senior representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church, who organized the occupied territories pro-German anti-communist propaganda. In Pskov, "for example, Metropolitan Sergius published his prayer:" We pray to the Almighty that he gave more power to Adolf Hitler for the final victory over Bolshevism. "
However, the most far-reaching Russian collaborationism engaged itself the Soviet regime, less than two years, former ally of the Third Reich, writes Die Welt. According to the secret protocol of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, the Soviet army entered Poland in the wake of the Wehrmacht. "September 22 (1939. - "The Island") are two of the occupying army conducted at Brest-Litovsk joint victory parade " . Together with Germany, the Soviet regime was engaged in killing Polish soldiers and passed into the hands of the German occupation authorities Jews who were trying to flee from violence in the USSR. Jewish religion and culture were destroyed on the newly acquired Soviet territories.
Up until the attacks of the Third Reich against the Soviet Union, Stalin continued to supply Hitler's food.
"Ideologically, the Kremlin has also fought on the side of the National Socialist regime - like the author of the article in the German edition. Propaganda against "Hitler's fascism" was discontinued, and the responsibility for the war made ​​Western states. As explained by October 31, 1939 in a speech to the Supreme Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov, referring to the British and French, "not only senseless but criminal to wage war for the" destruction of Hitlerism, "disguised as a war for democracy." Arranged in the Comintern communist parties in the West have been on the orders of Stalin and follow this dramatically changed course. Hundreds of German and Austrian communists who sought refuge in the Soviet Union, the Nazis issued. With the victory over France Stalin sincerely congratulated German leadership personally. "
Review prepared by Sophia Petrovskaya, "The Island"

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