Ukraine Coup Junta ready to impose Martial Law ~ link ~ The rats are losing control and are scared that is is all about to come down on their heads before they can bug out to Israel!!! Stirling
“The government and parliament are ready to introduce martial law throughout Ukraine,” Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko told a cabinet meeting on Wednesday.
The statement came ahead of a new round of peace negotiations between Kiev and pro-Russia forces in the Belarusian capital of Minsk, with Poroshenko describing the talks as “the most important meeting” of his career as the president.
He added that the Minsk summit would determine whether the conflict could be resolved via “diplomatic channels” or the Ukrainian government should “switch to a completely different mode.”
Obama deploys A-10 attack aircraft and 300 pilots to Germany ~ link ~
“Russia is truly interested in solving the crisis. All other plans to increase sanctions, supply arms and so on, are aimed at destabilizing the situation in Ukraine,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
Will "last chance" peace talks in Minsk bring peace to the Ukraine? ~ link ~
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who is going to Minsk as well, said he was certain that the talks would result in a political settlement of the conflict.
“The experts are working. There is considerable progress,” the minister said, declining to reveal any details of the draft agreement.
A Russian diplomatic source told Reuters that there was 70 percent chance that that the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany would reach an agreement.
"The presidents aren't traveling for no reason," the source said.
US military to train Coup Junta troops fighting pro-Russian forces in east Ukraine ~ link ~ So far beyond insane that it gives the word 'insane' a bad image!!! Stirling
The US military will train Kiev troops fighting against militias in southeast Ukraine, Ben Hodges, US Army Europe commander, said hours before the start of “Normandy Four” talks dubbed a “last chance” for the peaceful resolution of the conflict.
The training, which is scheduled to kick off in March, will see a battalion of American troops training three battalions of Ukrainians, he said. “We’ll train them in security tasks, medical [tasks], how to operate in an environment where the Russians are jamming [communications] and how to protect [themselves] from Russian and rebel artillery," Hodges was cited as saying by Reuters.
The officers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team in northeast Italy will be deployed to Ukraine as part of the plan, said Pentagon spokeswoman Lt. Col. Vanessa Hillman.
Death toll rises ahead of today's talks ~ link ~
Shelling killed five people in rebel-held Donetsk city on Wednesday while 19 Ukrainian soldiers died on Tuesday.
The talks in the Belarusian capital Minsk are set to focus on securing a ceasefire, withdrawal of heavy weapons and creating a demilitarised zone.
Obama warns Putin ahead of talks ~ link ~