Where are the Ukrainian Gold Reserves?

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Yesterday the first rumours started appearing, that the gold reserves of Ukraine had been transferred in its entirety to the USA.

The source of this unconfirmed Information are Ukrainian journalists from Iskra-News, which rely on employees of the Borispol (Boryspil) Airport of Kyjiv. According to those the transport took place on March 7, 2014 around 2 o’clock in the morning using a non-scheduled flight.

The information the employees gave to journalists from Iskra-News in Zaporozhye is that 4 money transporter and 2 VW vans without registration plates arrived at the airport from which 15 men with black garment and masks, some of them carrying machine-guns descended to haul more than 40 heavy boxes into the airplane, which left soon afterwards.

Iskra-News says that they had as well received a phone-call from a “responsible collaborator from the former ministry of income and taxes”, who claimed, that according to his information, in this night according to orders of the new government the entire gold-reserves of Ukraine had been transferred to the US.

The estimated gold reserves (Estimation of 2013) were around 36 tons, which made Ukraine one of the top 50 gold holders in the world. It seems unlikely to me, that with the observed number of cars and boxes all of the gold could have been transferred. But maybe the airport employees did not see all…the whole thing so far is not more than a rumour – but an interesting one, if true.

 

RT correspondent recalls events of Feb. 20

RT correspondent Alexey Yaroschewssky describes how he witnessed the events at Euromaidan on February 20, 2014.

The first scence shows him while preparing his live-broadcast, which had to be cancelled, since he all at once was surrounded by “opposition” demonstrators and the police started throwing grenades in his direction. The team changed location to the hotel.

In his hotel a shot was fired through the window. The bullet found, was of “calibre 7.62″, quite standard calibre, that would match the ones used in Kalashnikovs. However, it is unclear who fired that shot.

On the images he made with his mobile phone, one can hear something that sounds like shots and one sees a group of policemen fleeing and members of the “opposition” with shields and clubs, but otherwise unarmed, who move towards the police line. One can see as well, a person who runs away from the police line, holding something that looks like a rifle. The question of the reporter: “Who told those people to move towards the police line?”, because all of them were shot and died that day.

Does one see the sniper, who fired on the police and the canon-fodder, that was sent forward to serve as victims, so that the “revolution” would have its heros?

Let’s remember that these events happened after the cease-fire, but before the accord between “opposition” and government was signed on the February 21, 2014.

Let’s also remember in this context the phone call between Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and EU Foreign Minister Catherine Ashton, from February 26, 2014 in which Ashton was informed by Paet that there was mounting suspicion, that the snipers were hired by the “opposition” and not by Yanukovych.

Peaceful demonstrators in Kiev – February 2014

The following Video was posted on youtube on February 23, 2014, however it is not visible from when the actual footage ist (probably from December 2013).

In any case personally, I have never seen such peaceful SECURITY as these. No batons, no water canons, no teargas, no rubber bullets. The violence emanates exclusively and solely from the rioting mob utilising almost everything. Iron bars, bricks, fireworks, including an excavator. Democracy EU-style, my ass:

Watch the peaceful demonstrators in action – January 2014

The following video was posted on January 24, 2014 and shows “opposition” in action while storming the city council building in Vinnytsia, which is the capital of Vinnytsia Oblast, which is located in central-western Ukraine:

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It’s clearly visible, that police forces are not the ones using force. In fact I have seen more aggressive police action against more peaceful demonstrators in Western countries like Spain and Switzerland:

I also recall the anti-globalisation demonstration in Genoa, Italy in 2001, where Carlo Giuliani was shot by police for doing less than this guys did. Police in Italy had nothing to fear, as it was judged that the acted in self-defense.

 

Ukrainian Activists try to recruit in Russia

Once again, I am not quite satisfied with the performance of our mass-media, who don’t seem quite able or willing to actually investigate stories before they post their articles. It’s not as bad as in the case of Syria, but still, they could do better. So I reopened this blog to post some information I find, that are hardly mentioned in western mass media. One of such topics is the right-wing elements active in Ukrainian protests.

According to lifenews.ru citing Russian security forces there are currently around ten Ukrainian activists from the movement of ukrainian nationalists have travelled to Russia and are trying to recruit fighters for the Maidan demonstrations.

A source said to lifenews.ru – “According to our information, their goal seems to be recruitment of followers for reinforcements in the ranks of protestors on Maidan”.

Law enforcement have identified one of the cells called “Pravyi Sektor” (Right Sector, a right-wing extremist group in Ukraine) in Kursk. There the activists under supervision of a certain Tatyana P. are helping in furthering and organising voyages to Kiev.

(Source: lifenews.ru)

Peaceful demonstrantors in Kyjiv talk holes into police car

Yesterday the Ministry of the Interior of Ukraine (міністерство внутрішніх справ україни, MVS) has shown images of bullet holes in one of their cars. Of course the holes have not been caused by firearms, since the “opposition” doesn’t have any, but are a result of their sharp slogans:

Bullet holes in police car (source: MVS)

Bullet holes in police car (source: MVS)

Upper bullet hole in window:

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