This article originally appeared at The Blog Mire
The United Kingdom Secretary of State for Stoking up Conflict, Michael Fallon, just announced during a visit to Kiev that the British Army is going to be investing more UK taxpayers’ money into training the Ukrainian army, increasing the number of soldiers in the programme from just over 1,000 to around 2,000 by the end of the year.
Article 10 of the Minsk II Accords states the following:
Pullout of all foreign armed formations, military equipment, and also mercenaries from the territory of Ukraine under OSCE supervision. Disarmament of all illegal groups.
Judge for yourselves: Is this in compliance with Minsk II? Or is it a flagrant violation of it?
During his visit he told Ukrainian Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk (who was appointed by Victoria Nuland and Geoffrey Pyatt to his position whilst Viktor Yanukovych was still in office) that the visit “reaffirmed the UK’s support”. He went on to say:
“Seven thousand people have already died in the Ukraine, right on the doorstep of Europe … This is not a frozen conflict, it’s still red hot. We are not going to turn our back on Ukraine.”
Of course he conveniently forgot to mention that the majority of those 7,000 or so dead people are civilians in the South East of Ukraine (they are Ukrainians too), who died at the hands of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, or the so-called volunteer battalions. He also forgot to mention that these volunteer battalions, which the Ukrainian Government has been largely reliant on to fight its filthy war, include the likes of Azov (right), Aidar, Pravy Sektor and Tornado. Oh and he forgot to mention their penchant for SS runes and the Nazi collaborator, Stepan Bandera.