Tuesday, 26 May 2015
People of Transnistria to Ask Putin for Protection From External Threat
TIRASPOL (Sputnik) — The meeting participants decided to add to the text of the appeal before June 1 and then send it to Transnistria’s President Yevgeny Shevchuk for him to hand it to Vladimir Putin.
“We would like to appeal to Vladimir Putin so that in case of an emergence of some threat to Transnistria he, being a guarantor of peace on the territory of Transnistria … would take all the measures needed: political, diplomatic, economic, sanctional, and, of course, in case of a threat, other measures as well,” the head of the National Union of Women of Transnistria, Tatyana Dolishnyaya said.
Participants in Monday's meeting expressed serious concern with the political situation in Transnistria – namely with Kiev’s decision to repeal an agreement permitting Russian forces to travel across Ukraine to Moldova, the Ukrainian military equipment near the border with Transnistria and the activation of NATO structures in Moldova.
“We found ourselves blocked, gripped in a vice, both from the side of Moldova and Ukraine. This is for the first time in 25 years,” Valerian Tulgara, chairman of the Union of Moldovans of Transnistria said.
In 1990, the breakaway republic of Transnistria, with a predominantly Russian and Ukrainian population, declared its independence from Moldova. The region is now seeking international recognition.
- Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović spent her entire childhood in the United States. In 1993, she began working for the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, then was elected delegate in 2003. She then became the Minister for European Integration, then ambassador to the United States, and finally, assistant general secretary to NATO. She was elected as President of Croatia, a function she has occupied since the 15th February 2015.She is a member of the Trilateral Commission.
- Jadranka Jureško-Kero will probably be nominated as the Prime Minister of Croatia.
Failure of the US coup d’État in Macedonia
- The Macedonian Prime Minister, Nikola Gruevski, announces the end of the assault against the terrorists.
The Kumanavo affair
Not a terrorist act, but an attempted coup d’État
- The headquarters of the armed group in Kumanovo, after the assault.
• Sami Ukshini, known as « Commandant Sokoli », whose family played a historic rôle in the UÇK.
• Rijai Bey, ex-bodyguard of Ramush Haradinaj (himself a drug trafficker, military head of the UÇK, then Prime Minister of Kosovo. He was twice condemned for war crimes by the International Penal Tribunal for ex-Yugoslavia, but was acquitted because 9 crucial witnesses were murdered during the trial).
• Dem Shehu, currently bodyguard for the Albanophone leader and founder of the BDI party, Ali Ahmeti.
• Mirsad Ndrecaj, known as the « NATO Commandant », grandson of Malic Ndrecaj, who is commander of the 132nd Brigade of the UÇK.
- Fadil Fejzullahu, one of the leaders of the armed group, killed during the assault, with his boss, the United States ambassador in Skopje, Paul Wohlers.
- Although Macedonia is not a member of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg was « following » the police operation in Kumanovo.
- When he was the governor of the Stroumitsa region, Zoran Zaev was accused of having favoured the construction of a commercial centre, and arrested for corruption. His party left the Parliament as a show of support for him. Finally, he was pardoned by the President of the Republic, Branko Crvenkovski, who then took leadership of his party. He was elected President of the SDSM in June 2013.
The gas war
- The gas pipieline Turkish Stream was intended to pass through Turkey, Greece, Macedonia and Serbia in order to supply the European Union with Russian gas. On the initiative of Hungarian President Viktor Orbán, the Ministers for Foreign Affairs of each of the countries concerned met on the 7th April in Budapest to coordinate their position facing the United States and the European Union.
in Turkey, it is supporting the CHP against President Erdoğan, hoping this will cause him to lose the elections; in Greece, on the 8th May, it sent Amos Hochstein, Directeur of the Bureau of Energy Ressources, to demand that the Tsípras government give up its agreement with Gazprom; it plans – just in case – to block the route of the pipeline by placing one of its puppets in power in Macedonia; and in Serbia, it has restarted the project for the secession of the small piece of territory - Voïvodine - which allows the junction with Hungary .
Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D.
ICLC Conference, September, 1994