Ukraine: The Anti-Maidan Begins

April 14, 2014 (Tony Cartalucci – NEO) – It
was predicted that the regime in Kiev would not last long, and that
almost immediately there would be a backlash. First, opposition would
come from eastern Ukraine where Ukrainians stand by their nation’s long
historical, linguistic, cultural, economic, and strategic ties to
Russia. Then opposition would come from western Ukraine, where people,
despite their perceived anti-Russian sentiments and initial support for
the “Euromaidan” protests, would find the corrupt client regime in Kiev
intolerable as it integrated the nation into the EU while imposing
IMF-engineered austerity measures already spreading socioeconomic chaos
across the rest of Europe.

 

It was also predicted that the regime in Kiev, backed by the US and EU, would use the pretext of “war with Russia” to arm itself against the inevitable uprising to come.

 

It now appears that the “anti-Maidan”
has begun, and that the military backing by NATO will be mobilized
against fellow Ukrainians much sooner than expected.

 

With Crimea now beginning its
integration with Russia, others in eastern Ukraine see a window of
opportunity to escape out from beneath the regime in Kiev before it is
able to consolidate its power and stamp out resistance to its inevitably
disastrous policies. Protesters have been gathering in key cities
across eastern Ukraine, while armed militias begin digging in against
Kiev’s overt threats and now demonstrably preparations to carry out
violence.  CNN would report in their article, “Ukraine unrest will be resolved by force or talks in 48 hours, minister says,” that:

Ukrainian acting Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said
Wednesday that the separatist protests in Ukraine’s eastern region would
be resolved within 48 hours — either through negotiations or the use of
force. 

The Guardian in its article, “Armed pro-Russian protesters seize city in eastern Ukraine,”
describes multiple cities being taken over by Ukrainians opposed to the
regime in Kiev. While the Guardian continues to spin the narrative that
Russia is “annexing” eastern Ukraine like it did Crimea – this
sidesteps the reality that Crimea voted overwhelmingly (93% according to the BBC)
to voluntarily declare independence from Kiev, and integrate with
Russia. Claims that Russian troops have “invaded” Ukraine, intentionally
omit that Russian troops, per long standing treaties, have been
stationed in Ukrainian territory for decades.

 

Despite the referendum, the Western media still refers to the newly integrated peninsula as “Russian-occupied Crimea.”

 

Who are Ukrainians Fleeing via Pro-Russian Movement? 

 

Another crucial aspect omitted or
blatantly covered up by the Western media is the very nature of the
regime that recently seized power in Kiev at the height of the so-called
“Euromaidan” protests. As growing public awareness has highlighted the
ultra-right, literal Nazis that led “Euromaidan,” the Western media has
succeeded in sowing enough doubt to keep many on the fence regarding the
ongoing Ukrainian crisis.

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