Sunday, May 11, 2014

Voting Brisk in Eastern Ukraine - Updated

Brisk- means of course very well attended- high levels of participation
VOA

Eastern Ukrainians began voting early Sunday in a referendum on secession - with most voters saying they were voting for a break because of the military campaign by Kyiv against Pro-Russian separatists. Other voters cited an expectation for a better life if their region is annexed by Russia.

So the people are coming out to vote for independence for two reasons- the attacks launched against them by Kiev and hopes for a better life
Voting was brisk this morning at polling stations in the Donetsk and Luhansk
 In Mariupol, scene of fierce fighting last week, there were only eight polling centers for a half-million people. Queues grew to hundreds of meters in bright sunshine, the event taking on an almost festive atmosphere as one polling station overflowed and ballot boxes were brought out onto the street
As long as the ballot boxes remains sealed, no problem moving them out to the people. And you will  note the reporter did NOT mention any tampering- Had there been anything untoward happening VOA would have been all over it!
 The interim government in Kyiv has denounced the referendum as illegal and a sham.
Because Kiev will lose in the referendum and they know it. So do the western bully governments. Who have already said, in typical fascist dictatorship style, they will not recognize the results.
Like children have hissy fits...............

 But those who did file into polling stations said the recent violence in the east was reason enough to secede.
There is deep anger towards the interim government for its military campaign to restore order in eastern Ukraine
 The deaths of at least 42 people last weekend in Odessa after clashes, and a fire and fighting Friday that left about 20 dead in Mariupol is figuring prominently in the minds of the voters.

"I voted today because I believe after what happened in Odessa and Mariupol, the unity in Ukraine is impossible and that it is better to secede," said twenty-three-year-old translator Alec.
Of course mass killings of men, women, children would weigh heavily on the minds of these people.
What life will they ever have under the thug/fascist/terror regime of IMF appointed autocrat Yats?
A life of hardship and misery.

Western media meme- hastily arranged referendum- as if they planned this all in a week
The referendum was called for months back- It is not hastily done.

 Maria, an eighty-one-year-old grandmother, breaks down in tears after voting in a polling station in Pushkin Boulevard in central Donetsk. She says the Kyiv government consists of bandits and they are attacking people and burning them out.
She hasn't been able to sleep. Born in the Russian city of Smolensk, she has lived in Donetsk for 60 years and says she wants a normal life for her children and grandchildren.
 Fifty-five-year-old Svetlana also worries about the threat of violence but highlighted the poor standard of living in Ukraine for her vote to secede. She says she has lost her husband, son and brother. "So you think life is so good here in Ukraine?" she asks.
 Western media spin about Russian propaganda... but the fact is, and this is acknowledged

Kyiv has not helped to dispel that impression, pursing hit-and-run tactics that deny little territory to armed and club-wielding separatists but leave local residents fearful.

 Most voters in Donetsk and Luhansk say they hope that if the referendum approves the regions' status as independent republics, Russia will quickly agree to annex them. 

It seems quite clear participation in the referendum is high. And the sentiment is anti- coup.
Completely unsurprising, really, given all that has gone on

Now onto the western dictator powers

 US will not recognize results

Jen Psaki, a State Department spokeswoman, said late Saturday the U.S. will not recognize the results. She said the polls "violate international law and the territorial integrity of Ukraine."

The US as usual, as always, as a matter of course, does not support  the people actually exercising their own right to choose. Since when is the US ever concerned about international law or territorial integrity
Syria? Libya?

Psaki said the U.S. is "disappointed" that Russia has not used its influence in the region to postpone the poll,
 Clearly Russia does not have the level of influence that the US is always suggesting they have?
High voter turnout is evident in this headline- Donbas residents swarm polling stations across eastern regions to cast votes in referendum

'Swarm polling stations"= high voter turnout

The referendum, if you wondered why Kiev and the West are working so hard to discredit it, will affect 7 million of a total of 46 million residents (wondering if that figure includes Crimea?)
 Kiev has dismissed the so-called “referendums” addressed to seven million of Ukraine’s total 46 million inhabitants as illegitimate and unconstitutional.
Anyway... it's substantive and looks to involve the possibility of Ukraine having about 1/6 of it's population turn against the coup government!

Its Western backers echo that, but are concerned a yes result could scupper plans for a nationwide May 25 presidential elections seen as crucial for restoring stability.

Western coup backers should have thought about stability long before they instigated a coup

7 comments:

  1. Thanks Penny, as always, relevant info here. Wishing the people of east ukraine all the best in there struggle against the empire. I can only hope Russia is inclined to help the PEOPLE of the east ukraine in their quest.

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    1. Your welcome- I always try to do the facts and point out the spin for what it is
      I hope someone helps the east ukrainians!!! And it will have to be Russia, cause the NATO nutters aren't going to help at all.

      I also hope they stick together, work together,cooperate and build something beneficial for themselves. too.
      That would be good for everyone, including oppressed westerners
      who have an illusion of freedom- but no freedom

      that would be the best outcome

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  2. Jen Psaki.....given duties way above her pay scale. It would seem she is not popular - quoted by one source as a 'ventriloquist's dummy'.....can't say I've heard of her myself. Thankfully.

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  3. Penny, It was announced by US State Dept that Kiev hired a US PR Firm for their gov announcements. ( obvious really) Amazing how that money they get comes back isn't it ? ;p

    For a change of pace, some clever person, or possibly some nefarious one has taken an old German newsreal from 1944-1945 and blended it in with the Maidan videos ( making them appear period = black and white with scratches even )

    It's on Vimeo which makes me think it's clever and not nefarious ;^)

    karin
    oh...
    I have a theory of sorts:

    Donetsk and Lugansk were allowed their referendum easier do to population, better infrastructure and a mix of W and E as it is the Industrial / Mining area. The Unions have formed safety watchers.. like neighborhood watch in US I'm assuming.

    The People's Gov had a pretty long and rough stretch in jail. He didn't look very good at his release press confrence w/ little to say. He was formally very outspoken and athletic looking.

    Further East.. poorer Agricultural Commerical Farming expanse , which Yankovich has much $ concern along with others , even from Rostof-on-Don Russia oligarchs, of smaller cities like Mariupol and Slavyansk they got battered and still are being hit fairly hard.
    These far East areas can not be let go- they plan to isolate the Donbas and still have control there as they plan on surrounding Crimea and attempting taking it back when push comes to shove.

    I shortened my narrative out of fear of too many characters in one comment :)
    Hope it makes sense still !

    Hope JAMES sees the video too.. might take it over to his blog even.

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  4. I'm sure you have seen this but here it is any way;) Thanks for the updates.

    http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/ukraine-krise-400-us-soeldner-von-academi-kaempfen-gegen-separatisten-a-968745.html

    The English site still reads like dos writes the material and I did post comment saying that but they took it down, I'm shocked.

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  5. the fury of the diktarors is on display thanks to their colour revolution going pear shaped:
    the eurotrash hate direct democracy: its like making the sign of the cross! ;'Here is Europe:

    "What is happening in Donetsk and Lugansk does not make any sense," said French president Francois Hollande
    "Figures from fake referendums in Eastern Ukraine likely to be fake" Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt says on his Twitter account. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-05-11/89-donetsk-voters-pick-independence-kiev-ukraine-warns-prepared-fight-defend-territo

    when it comes to fakes, noone can hold a candle to Carl....Hollande admits he is confused by real democracy...a bit of uncharacteristic honesty from him

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  6. the fury of the diktarors is on display thanks to their colour revolution going pear shaped:
    the eurotrash hate direct democracy: its like making the sign of the cross! ;'Here is Europe:

    "What is happening in Donetsk and Lugansk does not make any sense," said French president Francois Hollande
    "Figures from fake referendums in Eastern Ukraine likely to be fake" Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt says on his Twitter account. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-05-11/89-donetsk-voters-pick-independence-kiev-ukraine-warns-prepared-fight-defend-territo

    when it comes to fakes, noone can hold a candle to Carl....Hollande admits he is confused by real democracy...a bit of uncharacteristic honesty from him

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