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NATO’s Support for Ukraine’s Putschist Regime

by Stephen Lendman

US-installed Ukrainian putschists have no legitimacy. Deputy NATO Secretary-General/former US Defense Secretary for International Affairs Alexander Vershbow runs the alliance, Jens Stoltenberg a figurehead leader.

Days earlier, Vershbow affirmed NATO’s support for the US created monster, sharing a 1,500 mile land and sea border with Russia, a cancer in central Europe, a dagger targeting Russian Federation’s heartland, a flashpoint risking global war.

He spoke at the Kiev Security Forum, featuring Russia bashing, suppressing hard truths, substituting misinformation and Big Lies, repeating the tired old canard about “Russia’s annexation of Crimea,” ignoring the right of its people to self-determination, their overwhelming reunification choice.

“…I’d like to talk about what NATO is doing in response to (nonexistent) Russia(n) aggression,” he blustered. Crimea is legally part of Russia, affirmed under international law, not according to Vershbow, turning truth on its head, calling its newest republic militarily occupied.

He repeated the Big Lie about nonexistent Russian aggression in Donbass, called a US-installed Nazi-infested failed state on a path “aimed at building an open, prosperous and pluralistic society.”

He ignored its US-supported war on Donbass, currently low-level, perhaps headed toward resuming full-blown. Its regime is hugely corrupt, its economy bankrupt, teetering toward collapse, its people ruthlessly oppressed.

Regime critics risk imprisonment or assassination. Millions suffer hugely, deeply impoverished, denied fundamental services, abolished or greatly reduced.

US-led NATO remains actively involved in militarizing the country more than already - to wage endless war without mercy against its own people, perhaps instigate confrontation with Russia.

America transformed Ukraine from a democratic state into a Nazi-infested fascist dictatorship, color revolution its strategy of choice.

So-called spontaneous uprisings culminating in February 2014 were manufactured, a repeat of the 2004 Orange Revolution. Ukrainians were duped twice.

US-installed putschists represent pure evil. Instability will persist as long as they remain in power, along with possible confrontation with Russia.

Hegemons stop at nothing for unchallenged power. Global wars start this way. America’s rage for dominance is the greatest threat to world peace.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

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