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Ukraine Shocks Population With Staggered 100% Heating Price Increase While Restricting Cash Use

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In a TV address to his divided nation, Ukraine's PM Yatsenyuk stunned the people by first suggesting heating prices would rise gradually, then confirming a plan that will see prices rise 100% in the next 2 years (and almost 200% by 2017) as the cost of imported Russian gas is expected to be around $500 (up from the current $84). This standard of living crushing move was then followed by tougher capital controls, restricting cash purchases to around $1300 per person per day after the Central bank basically admitted "amid a tense situation in money markets" it was broke. And all of this comes on the heels of what can only be described as a vague pro-forma comment by US and EU governments over the riots by the "Right Sector" ultranationalists that clearly did not want to upset the state-sponsored thugs too much.


Yatsenyuk addressed the nation in a TV appearance:


So a 182% increase by 2017


And then, via The Ukraine Central Bank, they implement tougher capital controls:


After admitting they are broke...

Taking into account the preservation of the tense situation in the money market, the Decree ? 172 introduced some additional stabilization measures, such as:


Given the increased demand for foreign currencies set the maximum amount of sales of the same individual, which is equivalent to not exceed 15 000 for other operating (working) day in the same banking institution; imposed certain restrictions on transfers of foreign currency by individuals outside of Ukraine for current non-commercial operations.


Such operations are allowed to an amount not exceeding the equivalent of 150 000 per month. However, these restrictions do not apply to a number of important social and transfers, namely to cover the costs of medical treatment abroad, transporting patients, transfers carried out in case of change of the state of residence relating to the payment of non-residents of Ukraine and some others. Residents allowed to repay loans

And then, following last night's riots where the alledgely US sponsored ultranationalists who ousted Yanukoych turned on their new masters,


And this rather vague response from a joint EU/US statement:

The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv and the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine condemn the incident that took place at the Verkhovna Rada on the night of March 27.


This is a difficult moment in Ukraine’s history, which requires consolidation of all reform efforts, while embracing mutual respect and eschewing violence. Lasting reform in Ukraine will be a long and complex process. To be credible, it must remain democratic, transparent, and peaceful and be pursued exclusively in coordination with the nation’s democratic institutions. As in the past, we call on all sides to refrain from violence and to stick to legal methods for expressing their views and concerns and to avoid any actions which may destabilize the situation.


We welcome the statements of Pravy Sector’s leadership that they intend to keep their actions “within the framework of the law”. We urge all political forces to distance themselves from extremists, who undermine the efforts to stabilize Ukraine and to protect its sovereignty.


We urge the Ukrainian Government to ensure that those who broke the law are held accountable. We stand by previous assertions that any death which occurs in unclear circumstances should be investigated impartially in order to provide citizens the feeling of security and accountability of law enforcement organs. We welcome the establishment of the special parliamentary commission which will scrutinize all evidence on the events involving the police and resulting losses.


During this process, the United States and European Union remain committed to standing with the Ukrainian people to help them build the prosperous, democratic future they deserve.

So to summarize... the government has a plan that dramatically raises living costs for Ukrainians (ensuring that various internation factions will need to lend them more money in bailout terms)... while restructing what the Ukrainian people can spend... promising fair elections in May as the EU and US barely flutter an eyelid at the riots that occurred against the new government... and all of this as Putin gathers increasing amounts of military might on the borders...


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Fri, 03/28/2014 - 17:24 | 4603811 ParkAveFlasher
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Launch the Ben-o-copters! 

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 17:43 | 4603879 ThirdWorldDude
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They be droppin' little vampire squids...

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:02 | 4603957 john39
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thermidorian reaction is going to be a real bitch.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:05 | 4603970 EscapeKey
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The Russki's have been selling gas to Ukraine at a steep discount. Now that Ukraine is west-looking, Russia is no longer interested in subsidising Ukrainian heating. Hence the hefty price increase.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:13 | 4604004 Stoploss
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The EU wants Ukraine so they can do what they're doing to them now, but on a much bigger scale.

Then you have Tymoshenko, who wants an EU leaning 'independent' Ukraine.

Then you have Putin, who wants to reclaim lost lands and expand back to what they were.

Only one of these actually possesses the ability to actually achieve the goal.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:37 | 4604101 asteroids
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Here in the great white north Enbridge will jack up rates 40% April 1. Grrrr.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 20:10 | 4604339 cifo
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Indeed, but you can hedge it with riterate.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 22:09 | 4604612 Latina Lover
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Can't blame the Crimeans for voting to join Russia. 



Bend over Ukies, here comes the European pivot right up your collective asses. 

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:18 | 4604024 Rafferty
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The instigators of this latest adventure, Nuland et al, have f^cked up Ukraine to a degree  and in a time frame that's just breathtaking.  Compare the country to what it was before the Maidan and what it will be like in a year's time.  Thanks a bunch, 'western democracies'.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 22:04 | 4604606 cossack55
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Even Libya took a little longer.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:58 | 4604179 Antifaschistische
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So, Obama is jealous because in the Ukraine...the Prime Minister gets to make all the announcements about price changes to gas, and in America we just look on the sign at the local gas station.

So Obama, wants to change prices too!!   Here come the Strategic Petroleum Reserve Liquidation Sale.   Yah, that will really hurt Russia...depleting our OWN supply of a non-renewable energy source, and encouraging the Saudi's to accelerate their own depletion rate.

Good call...

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 19:07 | 4604200 fxrxexexdxoxmx
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Wanna bet once Putin takes the rest of Ukraine the price increases will stay the same. Putin only already steals from his own people why would he treat the soon to be new Russians of the remainder of Ukraine any different?

Ptuin and his cronies are all about money, and if you disagree why do they need tens of billions of dollars each? All which has been stolen from the natural resources of Russia.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 23:18 | 4604785 Jack Burton
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So then, Putin sounds just like any elite American zionest banker whore. All whores of zion are the same, greed, money, power and hatred for the average man.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 01:58 | 4604971 luckylongshot
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The hefty price increase also means Russia only needs to sit and wait and Ukraine will return to its previous state ( without a $5 Billion spend like America made to fund the coup.)

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 01:51 | 4604960 ThroxxOfVron
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"thermidorian reaction is going to be a real bitch."

No shit.   In Ukraine the trees may be heavy with fruit by late April this year...


As soon as the IMF deal is shoved through someone (with a nobel prize up his ass?) will probably be along shortly to encourage the bastards to try to print their way out of this disaster.   I wonder how long it will take befor they break down and start buring the furniture and books come next winter when the pipes run dry...

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:06 | 4603976 chemystical
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"...after the Central bank basically admitted "amid a tense situation in the money markets" it was broke."

Broke?  Um, what about all of the gold you guys had before the kosher crowd took the reigns?  Oh, yeah, I forgot, it was airlifted out of your country and into....?

Probably more of the squid's policy of "Let us turn your gold and our experience into our gold and your experience."

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 17:47 | 4603892 Ahmeexnal
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Nazis in Ukraine.
Seems like the same modus operandi the krauts have used in the past.
Case in point, Yatsenyuk and Lenin. Both german operatives sent to overthrow an established government and loot the victimized country of gold.

Would be interesting to know if Yatsenyuk also arrived on a sealed train protected by german authorities.

This time Russia knows better than to trust the krauts again.
Nicholas II paid with his life (and that of his whole family). Stalin trusted the germans and they betrayed him again.
Putin knows Merde-kel can't be trusted.
Hopefully the cossacks will ride over germany once again.

cossacks uber alles!

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:23 | 4604037 Rafferty
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Troll alert. Class A distraction.  The Germans my ass!  Check out the ethniciy of the new PM, our friend 'Yats', the new governors of the major Ukraininan cities and the oligarchs who bled the country dry.  IOW the people running the place.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 22:26 | 4604661 Christophe2
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The Jews have always been the painfully visible 'bad cops'.  The real power stays occulted, as much as possible.


Ex-illuminati sources (ex: explain very well how America is actually, more than anything, a Bavarian (ie: German) illuminati colony.


In any case, it is clear that the German elites, like those of all other NATO countries, are all professional liars and manipulators working 100% with the satanic NWO.


Fuck Germany and every other NATO/NWO country out there (but best wishes to all the unfortunate citizens caught up in it all).  Russia is barely any better (a renegade illuminati powerhouse), but it's amuzing nonetheless to see our hamfisted 'elites' missplay and screw themselves over and over again, especially since it's making the full-sprectrum NWO ever less of a possibility!

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:44 | 4604131 Ifigenia
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where are the americans jews in this picture?

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 19:10 | 4604205 fxrxexexdxoxmx
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They are in the banks. They love banks. Has something to do with g-d and their special realtionship him which grants them unique status in the world. 

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:11 | 4603992 Freddie
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These criminal oligarch and State Dept MF'ers.  I do not watch retard TV but I am sure the US and western media will say nothing except blame Putin for everything. This nightmare was caused by the US State Dept.

Obama's NCAA bracket (college sports so retarded) did not work out - Putin's fault.

Mrs. Wookie's ass gets even bigger - Putin's fault.

Stock market down - Putin's fault.

McCain has another stroke - Putin's fault.

No wind for John Kerry Kohn's sailing yacht - Putin fault.

F these criminals in Wash DC and Kiev!

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:54 | 4604107 Manthong
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Can’t blame Putin for the First Wookie lower area mass accretion.

That’s a function of the binary gravitational depressions down there.

It's a place from which light does not escape.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 17:27 | 4603814 McMolotov
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If you lie down with Nazis, you get up with dramatic price increases and capital controls.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 17:36 | 4603846 VD
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precisely...all of this was mapped out over month i said over month ago...prepare for Russia to move in shortly... (Kunstler's peak stupidity re: Russia can't afford to notwithstanding LOL!)...

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:03 | 4603963 john39
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the Nazis appear to be the useful idiots (again) in this scenario...

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:15 | 4603996 VD
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yes they generally are...useful dangerous idiotz....just like i warned months ago....and Obummer remains willfully the ignant laughing stock of the global USSA election just vote Putin....

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:12 | 4604000 jaxville
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I keep hearing "Nazis" but the photo on the header is that of a Jew !?!?!?


Anyone else feeling some cognitive dissonance here?

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:18 | 4604020 john39
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see my useful idiot comment above...  the uprising was also lead by ex-israeli commandos...

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:40 | 4604112 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Look at the pictures first and then talk about cognitive dissonance.....

And btw pravyi sektor are only one subset of Svoboda which is the political arm for ALL them Neo Nazi groups, they are a part of a coalition called UNO-UNSO. Pravyi sektor in particular have long term NATO ties working as 'tripwire' paramilitary mercenary force for NATO in places like Kosovo and Chechnya and more recently as in Poland hence the recent call up of reservists now that these NATO assets are busy rioting in the Ukraine now.



Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:45 | 4604137 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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And more on that cognitive dissonance because pravyi sector or not Svoboda is still the big component of the Ukraine government joooo prime minister 'Yats" or not.

... Ideology

Ukrainian neo-Nazi organizations were the driving force behind the coup d’etat committed in Kiev in late February. The ultranationalist Pravy (Right) Sector, led by Dmitro Yarosh, is the most publicized of them. Yarosh is backed by a number of the neo-fascist paramilitary organizations that make up the “self-defense of Maidan” and sport neo-Nazi symbols (a modified swastika and Celtic cross). They pay homage to the legacy of the war-time Banderite Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists – Ukrainian Insurgent Army and the Galician division of the SS, blasphemously enduing them with “sacred” meaning.

The Svoboda (“Freedom”) Party is the political front for the Ukrainian neo-Nazi movement. It has been the beneficiary of almost half the political appointments made by the “provisional government” in Kiev, and its leader, Oleg Tyahnybok, is one of the three who rose to fame as the “leaders of the Euromaidan movement.” The party won more than 2.5 million votes in the last election (looking at Western Ukraine separately, a large percentage of the registered voters there are already part of this party’s electoral base). According to the party’s program, Tyahnybok’s followers plan to introduce a mandatory “Nationality” category in Ukrainian passports, in order to facilitate the identification of Muscovites and Jews, to extend the right to own firearms to everyone (except the mentally ill), and to insert a provision in the Constitution of Ukraine proclaiming that the current government is the rightful heir to the Ukrainian state that was established by the legal act of June 30, 1941, which stated,

Battle tactics

As the German Nazis did in the 1920s and 1930s, the Ukrainian neo-Nazis seized power in the wake of mass riots accompanied by killings. The insurgents characterized even the sluggish response by the legitimate authorities as the “suppression of freedom and terrorism at the hands of Communist Jews.” Attempts of civil resistance against the coup were labeled as “intrigues contrived by the agents of Moscow.” The putschist propaganda, taking advantage of “freedom of speech,” wailed to the whole world about the “suppression of peaceful protests”. And when these howls of protest were not enough, “mysterious snipers” began to assassinate people in downtown Kiev. This is exactly how Hitler and his supporters came to power in Germany. The new regime in Kiev is now idolizing anyone who was seizing administrative buildings with ashow of weapons, beating the political opponents, torturing official, law-enforcement officers and journalists in public. The junta in Kiev and its henchmen are attempting to use force to suppress any popular protests in the southeastern regions, as they tried to do in Donetsk (Eastern Ukraine) on March 13.

The Ukrainian fascists’ massive torchlight processions were borrowed directly from the Nazi playbook and include chanted slogans such as “Ukraine above all,”“Glory to the nation – death to its enemies,” and so on. The black and red Banderite flag that was raised before the Supreme Rada of Ukraine in Kiev is a direct allusion to the black and red flag of Nazi Germany.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:47 | 4604146 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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And if it couldn't get any more fucked up and surreal

The European Union and the United States, which have supported and funded for years all neo-Nazi groups and other radical extremist factions in Eastern Europe, have given the order to these new fascists never to brandish the swastika, associated with Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany, in their marches or other demonstrations.

Indeed, it would be a more discreet way to be seen in public, but an even better way to avoid compromising the U.S. and the European Union because of the secret alliance that binds them to these groups (intelligence operatives and subversive infiltration within the New Gladio).

Thus, the Western mainstream press can present them today as fighters for democracy in the face of the "Russian invasion". However their methods, ideology and actions are a continuation of the same Nazi practices that took place in 1933-1939.


Go look at all the videos and photographic evidence to go along with this.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 19:11 | 4604212 jaxville
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  And that is why there are mainly Jews calling the shots there now. Just like in Nazi Germany back in the day.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:26 | 4604053 Rafferty
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The 'Nazis' have served their purpose, shock troops to overthrow the incorrigibly corrupt yet democratically government.  They can now be dispensed with, beginning with their leader being killed this week while 'trying to resist arrest'.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 17:52 | 4603925 RedHarley
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Especially if the Nazis were bought and paid for by a certain billionaire that has extensive holdings in U.S. natural gas and is pushing (along with his elected minions) to break through the red tape slowing down approving U.S. LNG sales and delivery to Europe.....

Ol' George ain't as dumb as he looks.....

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:08 | 4603982 EscapeKey
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WTF, prices increasing are a reflection of ACTUAL going market rates, and not Russian discounted gas prices, in exchance for loyalty.

I thought ZH was all for market forces, but apparently that is not the case.


Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:18 | 4604021 tumblemore
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the Neocons are the Nazis

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 19:24 | 4604241 booboo
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like obama?

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 19:13 | 4604215 fxrxexexdxoxmx
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Putin calling a politcal foe a Nazi is hard to believe. Putin would sell hydrocarbons to any politcal group in the world. He only dislikes Nazis when they fail to pay. Any Nazi with money is a good friend to Putin.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 17:36 | 4603819 Haus-Targaryen
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So wait ---


These people kill cops and burn buildings to the ground, to which the EU/US is okay with; then a month later same exact group of people break some windows and it's not okay anymore!?


What am I missing here? 

Anyone who cannot see the west being ideologically corrupt and intellectually bankrupt should be taken out back and promptly shot. 

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 17:41 | 4603871 ebworthen
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Yes, and I would add that the west has a terminal case of moral turpitude.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 17:44 | 4603880 Haus-Targaryen
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Who the fuck down voted me? 


Was that you Barroso you fat tapas fressen fuck?

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 17:48 | 4603896 Volkodav
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Your last sentence was not edifying. You are not the decider.

btw, downvote was not mine.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 17:49 | 4603912 Haus-Targaryen
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Which sentence? The one about my wanting to execute sheeple or the one complimenting some worthless EU politician. 

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 20:27 | 4604369 CrashisOptimistic
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ZH comment thread rule #3:

If you whine, you get downvoted even more.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 17:51 | 4603921 IridiumRebel
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"Some people should die. That's just unconscious knowledge." 

-Perry Farrell

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:10 | 4603987 Yen Cross
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    It's definitely the lack of acronyms... I'll give you a greenie if it makes you feel smarter...

  Cog-D> taught me that!

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:16 | 4604009 Karl von Bahnhof
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Three guys with down syndrome

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 20:10 | 4604338 ptolemy_newit
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cart before the horse!


the murderous tag team is USUK

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 17:30 | 4603824 Hongcha
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I still speculate Vlad has no intention of crossing the border ... he would be stepping into a very large, chaotic hornet's nest.  I think he is simply showing his colors here.  What would you do with new territory?

That said, I chickened out a bit with Gazprom and sold me adr shares for $7.54 a few days ago, following two 5% up days.  11.8% profit for a week's hold is good enough for me.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 17:34 | 4603839 BeerMe
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Maybe protecting his border?  I don't believe an invasion is imminent because he already got what he wanted.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 17:46 | 4603890 Panafrican Funk...
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Crimea is the pussy in this scenario for sure.  That said, I think Vlad is positioning to grab him some tittays in the near future.  Nothing like "destabilizing" the chicks head to make her more receptive to said tittay grab.  

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 17:51 | 4603922 McMolotov
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It really is all about Natalia Poklonskaya...

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:01 | 4603948 john39
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face that launched a thousand tanks?

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:04 | 4603968 Jorgen
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It really is all about Natalia Poklonskaya

Yeah, arguably the best looking state prosecutor in the world. 1.6+ million hits on Youtube cannot be wrong... :)

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:30 | 4604068 Rafferty
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Except that they were all from Japan.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:44 | 4604130 Buckaroo Banzai
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I would like her to prosecute me to the fullest extent of the law.

If you know what I mean.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 17:48 | 4603904 Uncle Remus
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No, he kept what he had.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:51 | 4604159 Ifigenia
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perhaps the invasion is depending on the outcome of IMF meeting and the reform quota agree in 2010

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:08 | 4603984 Winston of Oceania
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What would you do with new territory?

How are people in Crimea going to get electricity and fuel without a land bridge to Russia? He will wait for another move by Obumbles and use that as provocation and a need to secure Crimea by land.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:24 | 4604042 tumblemore
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It makes sense for him to try and reclaim the south and east but not the west. There's enough pro-Russian people there for security. It also makes sense to get everything squared away in Crimea first.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 17:33 | 4603834 Soul Glow
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There is no inflation....there is no inflation....there is no inflation....

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 17:49 | 4603909 object_orient
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Excluding food and energy, there is no inflation in Ukraine. And the prime minister controls the gas price, so there's your free market at work. 

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:03 | 4603962 Soul Glow
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Exluding food and energy, just like the CPI....

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 17:39 | 4603856 holmes
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Ukrainians should institute Obamacare immediately. Each family will save $2,500 per year allowing them to pay the higher heating costs.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 17:39 | 4603857 ebworthen
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Welcome to the EU!

The Brussels Bandits send their regards!

The Wall Street Warlocks have your back "100%"!

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 17:49 | 4603908 css1971
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No, the real welcome is the tens of billions of debt they will saddle the state with, and then make the people pay for for generations.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:13 | 4604005 Yen Cross
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  You give them too much credo Ebbie. I was thinking "bearded" garden knomes... :-)

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 17:39 | 4603858 Uncle Remus
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No Freedom Fries for you - can't afford the gas to heat the fryer.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 17:40 | 4603864 Kirk2NCC1701
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Clearly 'Yuk has not taken read the book or the advanced class on "How to Win Friends and Influence People".

Apparently, it is enough to wear a yamika around your sponsors. If facts and circumstances don't deceive me. [shakes head in incredulity]

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 17:42 | 4603876 Hannibal
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AUSTERITY: Its just (yet) another layer of "External Control" of the population.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 17:43 | 4603881 hookah
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Just a tip at that prices it will probably be cheaper to use alternatives for gas, so Ukraine will no longer rely on Russian gas....

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 17:46 | 4603894 Haus-Targaryen
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Finally someone to buy all these German solar panels. 


That is unless the Chinese channel stuff Ukraine too. 

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 17:49 | 4603910 Panafrican Funk...
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"alternatives for gas" Like what?

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 17:48 | 4603887 Yen Cross
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  Didn't we just read within the last 48 hours, that wholesale prices were going to rise 45-50% from current levels?

  Looks like some price gouging going on "in the middle" fellas...

  The euro can't be devalued with CL priced in usd! Draghi is FUCKED with his "at all costs" BS. How in the heck is Germany going to maintain growth with rising energy costs? Japan is already FUBAR!

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 20:05 | 4604328 Freddie
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What is CL priced in US Dollars? 

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 05:04 | 4605074 TPTB_r_TBTF
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Fri, 03/28/2014 - 17:48 | 4603907 Let them eat iPads
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I'm short Ukranian forests.

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 02:00 | 4607215 MeelionDollerBogus
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Demand UP so going SHORT?

Maybe is be mizcomprehension of translatorships.

Ukrainian forests will be shorter, that much I'm sure of.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 17:49 | 4603911 IridiumRebel
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Right Sektor going APESHIT in 3...2...1...

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:07 | 4603977 agent default
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Ukrainian population to go apeshit, aggressively demand reunification of the whole country with Russia.

Russian troops deployed to prevent Ukrainians from annexing them selves to Russia.  Vlad looking around with huge WTF expression on his face.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 17:50 | 4603915 sudzee
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Russians in Crimea must be thankful that Mr Putin gave them a way out of western slavery.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 20:07 | 4604330 Freddie
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I don't watch TV but not a peep from the newsmedia.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 17:52 | 4603923 U4 eee aaa
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And I thought they only did things like that to black African nations

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:32 | 4604080 tumblemore
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Oh no, that is the big change everyone is missing. The western banks and IMF used to only work their loan-sharking business on 3rd world countries but now they have complete control over the govts of EUSUK they can do it everywhere.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:35 | 4604096 Rafferty
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They found that the black African nations could never pay anythiing back so they sought out a more reliable host.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 08:25 | 4605166 MillionDollarBoner_
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I think you will find China has cornered the "blacksploitation" market. The NWO had to move onto fresh ground...

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:01 | 4603952 syntaxterror
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Cheer up Ukrainians, inflation is still only 1% as computed by Team USA.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:06 | 4603965 tony wilson
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all seems mighty complicated did this jewish neo nazi come up with all this stuff himself?

or did he get some technical help from the fucking krauts of germany,the yids of  tel aviv,the gay marriage freaks of new york and the masonic satanist child killers of the city of rothschild london.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:13 | 4604003 NOTaREALmerican
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Are you implying Ukrainians aren't very smart?

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:40 | 4604114 Rafferty
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They aren't, I have to say.  I base that on my involvement in an SAP implementation there in the nineties.  But you must remember that the Bolsheviks systematically eliminated the goyishe intellectuals there between 1920 and 1940.  Executed, starved or sent to gulags in Siberia. 

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:15 | 4604008 tumblemore
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The banking mafia have installed their puppet so let the IMF looting begin.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:47 | 4604145 Rafferty
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I green arrowed you but, in all honesty, is there anything left to loot in Ukraine?  I thought the oligarchs had plundered everything of value and stored the loot in Berne, Caymans or Tel Aviv?  Having said that several of them are now acting as governors of Ukraine's major regions.  I truly don't know what's going on there.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 19:32 | 4606498 IronForge
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Iron Ore and Coal.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:16 | 4604010 Cursive
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Can anyone "on the ground" confirm if there are currently large consumer subsidies for nat gas delivery in Ukraine?

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 21:39 | 4604547 Whatchamacallit
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I suppose it's "global market levels" --- an arbitrary price fixed by the IMF. 

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:29 | 4604052 SpanishGoop
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"As in the past, we call on all sides to refrain from violence and to stick to legal methods for expressing their views and concerns and to avoid any actions which may destabilize the situation."

So wtf was the previous revolt to overthrow the elected ?



Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:26 | 4604055 news printer
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'Drink less, exercise more.' PM wants to raise excise taxes on booze.

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 01:55 | 4607213 MeelionDollerBogus
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Vait, that be is racist of Russia both vodka industry and of be culture!

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:29 | 4604063 Joe A
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That was quick. Honestly, this government announced though times on that Maidan square some time ago and the crowd cheered. They won't be cheering now.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:35 | 4604092 Joe A
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Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:30 | 4604070 onewayticket2
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100% increase in price with restrictions on cash...

sounds a whole lot like the earlier ZH article on Japan risk.....huge inflation/stagnant wages.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:32 | 4604079 tony bonn
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the ziocons are stirring up chaos wherever they go - and their failures to install stable ziocon governments is not a failure - all they want is despair and chaos....and then as the white knights of zionsim will reestablish order by mass death, nuclear war, and death camps....that is the zionist way - ww2 was a perfect example.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:33 | 4604082 hookah
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YATSENYUK :We won’t make same mistakes taking IMF loan,as Greece.No pensions/wages cuts

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:33 | 4604087 Karl von Bahnhof
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They will hang within two weeks.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 04:59 | 4605070 TPTB_r_TBTF
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seldom is a prediction on ZeroHedge so wrong so quickly.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 19:07 | 4604199 Ifigenia
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"To be sure, racism shapes Republican attitudes, along with other status anxieties and base ideological convictions.  Democrats, on the whole, are nicer people.   But ultimately what both parties want is to win the next election.  For them, it is all about who gets to serve the one percent." in The Obama Paradox by ANDREW LEVINE

In Ukraine, Obama serve the country jews, isnt it?

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 19:27 | 4604256 Debt Slave
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Wow the raping started sooner than I thought. Putin looks better every day.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 19:33 | 4604263 williambanzai7
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The one thing I can confirm about this part of the world by experience. It is fucking cold out there!

And the the Western Ukrainians are going to learn why they were better off part of Russia instead of Poland. Whatever they thought they were going to gain on crop prices just went poof.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 19:54 | 4604312 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Give about a year of IMF austerity measures along with full priced gas and these 'ultra nationalists' will be throwing jews and jooos into them gas reservoirs and reclaiming the methane from the decomposing corpses to offset the high price of gas. Not to be outdone the west will blame Putin for not subsidizing the gas.....

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 20:51 | 4604421 MrSteve
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Maybe Polish coal miners will work a deal if they don't secede before the Uke's check for "delivery soon" clears. The next card to be turned over will be in Estonia / Latvia. Gotta love those ocean port locations!

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 21:18 | 4604487 steelrules
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"Ukraine Shocks Population With Staggered 100% Heating Price Increase While Restricting Cash Use"

Welcone to the EU you stupid Fcks, next up austerity.


Fri, 03/28/2014 - 21:32 | 4604522 Nexus789
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The Ukrainians are going through a mugging.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 21:40 | 4604551 Aussie V
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The Ukes are being fucked, mucked and trucked. What they don't realise yet is that this is just the beginning.

If you were a Uke who would you be hoping to come and help??

Not, these faceless fascists that's for sure.

"The Ukes will skoot to Pute to get Barry out of their shit shute"

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 22:00 | 4604600 steelrules
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IMF:Everything You Have Will Be Taken, Greald Celente starts around 3:40 into the video.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 03:37 | 4605030 dogismycopilot
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Those guys who have the romance tours booked for are going to be shooting fish in the barrel. There are going to be so many Ukrainian women looking for a ticket out of Ukraine it is going to be ridiculous! 

I jest, but this is quite serious. The people suffering are going to be the elderly, the children and the women. Really, this is all pretty fucking horrible. The Ukrainians thought they had it bad before, but it appears the IMF and EU have really pushed all the wrong levers and SNAKE what happens. Civil war must break out - your kids are freezing and starving, you can't work, the UK private equity funds are buying up want to see your family happy...elections are a sham...fuck if you are a wannabe Russian in Ukraine you are of course going to go on a rampage because why the fuck is Tymenshenkco going to tell you your wife needs to be a whore to feed your kids and you need to beg EU bankers for a job.

If I were a Ukrainian guy, I would set up a Private Security Company / Militia TODAY - that's probably a growth industry in Ukraine right now no matter what side you are on. 

Here we go, full on Balkanization in effect. 

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 05:49 | 4605088 U-P-G-R-A-Y-E-D-D
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Tru dat, but the women will want to go to Russia, not USSA. 

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 07:21 | 4605135 Fractal Parasite
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Most will go to wherever there is stability and material wealth.

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 01:48 | 4607207 MeelionDollerBogus
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OK, for serious now. How many Ukrainian women have you ever met that ever said they'd rather be Russian?

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 04:06 | 4605046 dreadnaught
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why are we supporting VERY corrupt NAZIS who overthrew the slightly corrupt Ukaraine government? More US taxpayer funded meddling-when will WE the AMERICAN taxpayer get a break from all this military adventurism by the WAR DEPARTMENT (as it used to be called)

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 04:57 | 4605069 TPTB_r_TBTF
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Uh?  If the taxpayers are funding these escapades, then why is the debt so high?

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 07:38 | 4605138 22winmag
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Pass the vaseline!

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 01:39 | 4607203 MeelionDollerBogus
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Vazeline is be for paying customer only.

No lube for you! - Vazprom

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 12:15 | 4605437 Silver Exterior
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Are they giving ukraine away cheap or what...

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 01:38 | 4607201 MeelionDollerBogus
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hm, ok. The non-Crimean part of Ukraine is tits-up broke.

Crimea on the other hand seems not to be voicing such complaints.


We've been lead to this point to believe blah-blah yadda-yadda neonazi-this protecting-Russians-that etc.

But at the end of the day "follow the money" seems to be how things work.

Venice, Catalonia, now Crimea. Secession not by politics, at its root, but finance, solvency. Yes? No?

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