US-installed Kiev fascist putschists find new ways to elevate chutzpah to a higher level.
In April 2014, they launched premeditated US proxy naked aggression against their own people in Donbass for wanting democratic rights everyone deserves.
Mass slaughter and destruction followed. Civilians by far suffered most.
Three agreements to end the conflict failed – Minsk II the latest in February.
Low-level fighting continues ahead of US/Kiev plans to escalate it full-blown.
Hundreds of US combat troops and special forces are training Kiev’s Nazi-infested National Guard and likeminded battalions for renewed all-out war – at Obama’s discretion.
He has no intention of ending hostilities until Donbass is entirely destroyed – many more of its people slaughtered or displaced.
His fascist Kiev friends want Russia forced to pay for the carnage they caused – for nonexistent Russian aggression.
RT International quoted Ukraine’s deputy economy development minister Aleksandr Borovik saying
“(a)t a certain point, Russia will pay.”
“We need to calculate. We need to be ready to lobby wherever we can. And say, this must be paid.”
“It was $350 billion when Iraq attacked Kuwait,”
“Then they decided $320 billion was owed.”
“Taking into account how long that aggression took and how long Russia’s aggression against us has been going on, those are comparable.”
Chances for Kiev collecting compensation from Russia for its own criminality are ZERO.
Russia’s lower house State Duma International Committee chairman, Alexey Pushkov, expressed outrage about Kiev’s demand, twittering:
“Kiev’s regime has been involved in ruining Donbas, shelled the cities and plants, and now it demands $350 billion from Russia. Strange. And hopeless.”
Ukraine has a separate absurd $16 billion damage claim over contracted gas prices Russia charged – agreed to by former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
Its parliament adopted a decree calling Russia an “aggressor state.” Pending legislation criminalizes publicly denying “Russian aggression” – even though the whole world knows none exists or is planned.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at [email protected] His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.” http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. Listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network. It airs three times weekly: live on Sundays at 1PM Central time plus two prerecorded archived programs.