Soros-Backed Group Organizes Massive Coal Blockade In Ukraine

Tyler Durden's picture

Via Jeremiah Johnson (nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces) of,

As we have mentioned here throughout the beginning of this year, Ukraine has been (and continues to be) a major “flash point” that holds dire consequences for a Europe already in tatters.  Ukraine is also a major spot of contention between Russia and the United States.  To recap, presently we have a President intent on a new era of relations between Vladimir Putin and his government.  The problem lies in what the U.S. has done in the past five year under the Obama-directed State Department (courtesy of Victoria Nuland).  That State Department was aided and abetted by none other than Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham.

As mentioned in other articles, the situation in the Eastern Ukrainian provinces is serious.  Although the Minsk accords provided for an official ceasefire between the Kiev government under President Petro Poroshenko and the separatist militias in the Donbass region, the former has been clearly guilty of violating it repeatedly.  These violations have taken the form of prohibited armored vehicles and artillery barrages in numerous cities.

At the very beginning of the U.S.-sponsored coup d’état that ousted legally-elected President Viktor Yanukovych and sent him fleeing to Russia, the Maidan movement (comprised of Ukrainian ultra-nationalists) began protests and riots that led to fighting.  Maidan was (and is) being both encouraged and supported financially by none other than George Soros.  The intent for Ukraine with Soros is no different: to crush the opposition of separatists and enable the U.S.-installed government to rail Ukraine into NATO and the IMF.

Once this has been accomplished, Soros has the “master plan” of taking over a large portion of the Eastern provinces because of the tremendous amounts of minerals and natural resources he wishes to buy for “pennies on the dollar” and then bleed the country white while taking the profits out of the country.  As of this writing, Maidan is at it again.

According to an article released by RT News, Maidan has organized a blockade of coal shipments.  This is not a small shutdown by any means.  The article, entitled Maidan 2.0: Ukrainian Nationalists Provoking Political Crisis with Coal Blockade, by Valentyn Ogirenko has reported that approximately 74,000 cargo cars have been prevented from crossing any lines between the separatists and the Poroshenko government. On average, an open railroad car holds 115 tons of coal.  This amounts to approximately 8,117,000 tons of coal.  That is a staggering amount.  So staggering, as a matter of fact, that Kiev has claimed it is an emergency.



Here is an excerpt from that article:

“The blockade organizers boasted over social media that they have stopped some 74,000 cargo cars from crossing the disengagement line between Kiev-controlled and rebel-held parts of Ukraine.  Thousands of wagons filled with coal cannot leave the Donbass area, Donetsk Region, as pro-Kiev activists block train lines leading to government-controlled territories. The nationalists argue that buying coal from mines controlled by the rebels in the East is equivalent to treason. However, without the necessary coal supplies Ukrainian power plants are threatened with closure.  Kiev has declared a state of emergency for the nation’s energy industry.”

RT also conducted an interview with a former U.S. diplomat to Ukraine concerning the significance of it by the name of Jim Jatras.  His comments pertain to the Ukrainian nationalists (Maidan).  This next excerpt shows the delicate nature of the crisis and what it means overall, as explained by Mr. Jatras:

“Frankly, I think they [Maidan and the Ultra-nationalists] are not sure what to do. They know that this is extremely damaging to the Ukrainian economy, as of February 15 they said they had 40 days reserve and we’re going to be coming up on the exhaustion of those reserves very quickly. The Prime Minister Mr. [Volodymyr] Groysman has said that 300,000 jobs are potentially going to be lost here if they are not able to maintain coal supplies – this is 12 percent of the country’s production. They cannot sustain this. You would think that this kind of illegal activity – there is no legal authority for this blockade – would be something that the government would step in. I can only imagine that they don’t do it because they feel too weak to do it. They are afraid of the kind of ultranationalists that are behind this, and that if they try to take forceful action against them, it will provoke a resort to violence that they may not be able to handle.”

This is serious business, and even more in that Maidan wants to stop the flow of coal into the Donbass and Eastern Ukraine, yet it is hurting the interests of the entire country.  Keep in mind: we haven’t even mentioned the activities of outside influences, such as the U.S. and Russia.  The U.S. has an arms package (approved in both 2015 and 2016 by the Congress and prodded by Obama) that is expected to deliver weapons, munitions, and other military supplies to the Kiev government this year, in 2017.

On the other side of the Ukrainian border, Russia is continuing to supply the separatists who (as mentioned in other articles) are Ukrainians of Russian ethnic derivation who feel a strong sense of allegiance to Russia and wish to separate (as Crimeans voted to do so prior to the Russian annexation of 2014).  In addition, Sputnik News just released a piece on 2/20/17 by Sergey Averin entitled Quarter of Russians back potential recognition of Donbass republics.  In a poll, over half of Russians think that the Russian government should help the separatists of Lugansk and Donetsk.

In addition to this, Vladimir Putin ordered agencies in Russia last week to accept the documents and passports issued by these two separatist regions of Ukraine, along with visa-free travel to Russia if they possessed such documents.  Sergey Lavrov, the Russian Foreign Minister said this was necessary for the war-torn areas to provide relief to those residents who wished to flee to Russia.

The U.S. is not yet officially weighing in on this, as before the elections the support was for the Kiev government.  Now we have an American President who is determined to reset the relations with Russia, and U.S. policy, while not in Tartarus as is was last year, is still in limbo.  Until the President clarifies the direction the State Department will travel and reigns in the rogue Congress such as Sen’s. McCain and Graham (who serve the MIC, or Military Industrial Complex first and then the United States, if it isn’t inconvenient).

In the meantime, fighting is still occurring in the Eastern provinces and now we have Maidan (a Soros-backed destabilizing organization) coming to the forefront again.  It will take some shrewd diplomacy and perhaps some restructuring within the Ukrainian government (internally) to bring these troubles to a rest.  Make no mistake, though: It is far from over and is a powder keg that can escalate and involve other countries in Europe, as well as spark action between Russia and the United States.

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moorewasthebestbond's picture

I hte the smell of SHTF doom porn in the morning.


Here is a prime example of the people engineering the rape of Ukraine:

Troy Ounce's picture


Funny, one of these days the US is fighting a proxi war against itself.

Looney's picture


The more evil shit George Soros stirs, the bigger his under-eye bags grow.  ;-)


HowdyDoody's picture

After failing to meet a deadline to comply with Novorossian tax laws, the assets of the oligarch Akmetov have been nationalized. They have been kept in operation by the Novorossians and are now realigning with Russian markets. Both DNR and LNR are now accepting rubles for payment.

Kiev is trying to buy in coal from overseas but how are they going to pay? The IMF has withheld the latest tranche. That would have disappeared as interest to existing IMF loans and into corrupt politician/oligarch pockets. What's left seems to go to the military. Ukraine has been selling hardware to the Saudi Arabian Wahabbists, and they have received a tanker (200,00 tonnes) of aviation fuel in return. Otherwise, the prediction is that Ukraine has 2 weeks of resources left.

JohninMK's picture

This isn't doom porn, its a classic case of a weak government shooting itself in the foot. In fact you probably couldn't find a better example.

Many power stations and iron ore processing plants are dependent on the very high energy coal, anthracite, that lies under Easter Ukraine. Over the past 150 years major interdependent businesses grew up, I have seen an estimate of 70,000 people employed in the related industries in Ukraine, excluding Donbas, the other side in the civil war.

Up till the end of 2016 large amounts of coal passed through the internal border, enriching many oligarchs. Unfortunately for them the right wing nationalists did not think this was in line with their plan of wiping out the Russian speaking population in Donbas. Maybe they just didn't get a big enough cut. So since then they tightened up the border leading to a complete shutdown. This has led to a crisis in electricity supply and serious risk of an employment and foreign earnings (billions of dollars) catastrophe.

This situation is making it clear that the writ of the Government in Kiev is limited. They cannot open the borders using the Ukrainian Army, which is actually in position to do so, because it would split the Government and probably initiate another, different, civil war.

The crazier side of this is that the self same coal is still being extracted, sold and shipped to Russia and then resold and shipped to Ukraine with a different set of oligarchs making money whilst the coal travels hundreds of extra miles.

You really couldn't make this shit up.

Occident Mortal's picture

If George Soros, a world famous hedge fund guy, is funding blockades of variuous commodities (in this casse coal), why is he not being investigated for grotesque market manipulation?


Surely this is all kinds of illegal?


Why aren't the FBI booting his door down and digging through his phone records to pin something on him? They should be putting spyware in his hearing aid.

Surely there is a trail here that includes all manner of high crimes, from bribing foreign officials, to money laundering, to insider trading, to market manipulation?


How is it possible for someone as visible as Soros to continually do this kind of thing and NEVER EVER get pulled in?

Is there just an assumption within the FBI that Soros is much much smarter than their agents and so they would be wasting their time to pursue him?


Is it because he doesn't write stuff down? Doesn't us a smartphone? So follow him! Eve's drop everything that ever comes out of his mouth.



How can one guy, a Hedge Fund manager no less! Go around financing military coups and revolutions all over the world and never get arrested??



AVmaster's picture

soros is already on the putin shit list... Very amazed he's still alive...


For him, everyday alive is like winning the lottery. 



Handful of Dust's picture

With the black masks and shaved heads and sticks in their hands---they must be Berkley students?

peddling-fiction's picture

Soros wants to protect the environment. /s

land_of_the_few's picture

Just to make it perfectly clear, the coal is mined *in Donbass* and the blockade is to stop it coming *into* so-called-"Ukraine".

I.e. the current Lvov-goosestepper accursed regime currently sitting in Kiev's govt. buildings will not be getting any coal soon.

Seems perhaps the mouldy SS-fetishwear sad-sack-goth blockaders haven't quite understood various possible imminent scenarios related to destroying their own regime ..... good.

HowdyDoody's picture

That is absolutely correct. Donbass coal is anthracite - a very high quality, clean burning, low ash coal. The power stations designed to use do not have the facilities to deal with dirty high ash coal.

The Ukrainians are also strip-felling timber in the mountainous Carpathian region and selling it to Europeans via Poland.

The Soros - Ukraine - Maidan link goes back many years.

Here is an article showing a collection of cartoons prepared by some Ukro-Nazi 'artist'. They are dated early 2012. They were clearly anticipating para-military action as early as then. There is even a cartoon of snipers in action in Kiev.

buttmint's picture

...polonium tea or herbal extract would help Gergie's bags under his eyes---give him that "glow" he craves.

Total sociopathic schmuck.

BlindMonkey's picture

soros is already on the putin shit list... Very amazed he's still alive...


For him, everyday alive is like winning the lottery. "


As an alternative explaination, I would offer that it appears the KGB's assassination bloodlust is not as overdeveloped as the US IC's is.  The media, once again, is projecting.

tuetenueggel's picture

Kiew was, is and will be bankrupt.

Only kept alive by western idiots like US, GB and France/Germany.

WTFUD's picture

Those are all rich western bankrupt countries you talk of! bwahaha

Volkodav's picture

foreign coal types will not work in Ukraine's plants

they designed exactly for Donbass coal...other will damage

some furnaces have shut down, others only days left without supply

furnace shut goes cold cannot be restarted


HowdyDoody's picture

George Soros again. A little anecdote I've recently discovered. I have been reading Counterfeiter, a book about a Norwegian Jew who survived the concentration camps by working as a forger on Operation Bernhard, a plan to produce masses of high quality £5 notes which were used as an international currency at the time. The Soros connection? This is what is said about him:

"In Budapest in 1944, a young black market runner later known as George Soros exchanged £2,000 for a bracelet and was personally relieved when the pounds were accepted as genuine. But someone down the line must have got a very rude shock when the notes were presented to a bank after the war."

So he appears to have been tied in to the Nazi-run Operation Bernhard somehow or other.

tuetenueggel's picture

Guess why soros changed his name as it was György Schwartz ( joo) into Soros ?

And why he left Hungary ? Nobody leaves the land of his parents an his birth without any reason . He did.

land_of_the_few's picture

Like "Madeleine" K. "Albright" also changed her name. You should Czech her out.

BarkingCat's picture

Simple. He is a Jew not a Hungarian. Jew historically never even attempted assimilation into the countries they migrated into.

They never felt any kind of allegiance to those nations or its people.

BlindMonkey's picture

Are you saying that the American "magic dirt" has not sufficently Americanized the Jews into red-blooded, apple pie baking "Muricans?


I'm shocked I tell you.  Completely shocked.

LA_Goldbug's picture

Wealth does not guarantee happiness something that Buddha understood.

I suspect that Wealth will guarantees unhappiness,

prime american's picture
prime american (not verified) LA_Goldbug Mar 3, 2017 6:22 AM

I'm making over $7k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is what I do...

tuetenueggel's picture

Still not more ?

You must make a mistake.

PrivetHedge's picture

Too much or not enough of anything is bad for the subject.

Joe A's picture

In the article in that links of yours it is said that Hunter Biden dates the wife of his brother that died not so long ago. That is pretty sick....

Snípéir_Ag_Obair's picture

This is worth your time, lads:

Kolomoisky, Jewish Israeli dual citizen and 'Ukrainian' oligarch, whose militia had a BUK or two...

has deep ties to Netanyahu.

Everywhere you care to look where there is fuckery afoot:

you find (((them)))

Also, don't everyone go being so pessimistic - the 'Deep State' is outgunned.
Hey BEAR IN MIND- Mattis *is* Deep State. And he is a useful idiot for the ZWO. Someone ought to tell him the truth about the USS LIBERTY.

oh, and the barracks bombing.

Anyone needs a laugh, take a look ye upon Rosie O'Donnell's 'nyet' meltdown in DC.

I laughed, I cried - it touched all of my emotions.

Trump is the Alt right's Obama. Order Out of Chaos.....

HowdyDoody's picture

Kolomoisky is no longer based in Dnepropetrovsk. He is now based in the US. He created trouble for Poroshenko a while back and by coincidence, the US subsequently over-rode the visa ban they had against him. He was the largest shareholder (49.1%) of Privat Bank, the largest commercial bank in Ukraine. This has been nationalized by the Ukraine in response to it's effective bankruptcy. There was capital shortfall of $5.6 billion and 97% of loans had gone to companies associated with shareholders. Ukraine now 'owns' 100% of the bank and its 'assets' (debt is an asset, isn't it?).

Sparkey's picture

Do you really believe this story? 74000 rail cars @ 40 ft per car That is alot of cars and a lot of miles, do we have that many coal cars here in North America? A bit of exageration in this story I'm afraid!

LA_Goldbug's picture

I do a Google search on Khodorkovsky for a differnet ZH story and this snake pops right up,

Oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky's conviction exposes links with Soros & Rothschild
Til Forsiden

Soros is no Robin Hood, but a fellow Oligarch

By Peter Myers, December 30, 2010

Its a Swamp if not a Spiders Web.

HowdyDoody's picture

Soros is no Robbing Hood?

PrivetHedge's picture

He sold out fellow joos, he's an elite with no soul and no religion. He's basically a robot.

tuetenueggel's picture

Jail them all tree or is US waiting for Putin doing the job ?

Be patient, he will when Trump won´t stop the traitor Soros.

Wild E Coyote's picture

If a hundred more article like this repeat that Russia annexed Crimea, will it become the Truth? Or will it still be Fake News? 

Teja's picture

Depends on the definition of "annexed". Did the U.S. annex Texas? Same story, more or less. Only less nuclear weapons.

Anyway, Russia annexed Crimea in 1793, then started a long term ethnic cleansing campaign, suppressing the Crimea Tatars.

Question is if such behavior is OK in the 21st century. If it is OK for Russia, it is OK for others. In the 20th century, this thinking led to some World Wars. But if you think those are good for your investments...

land_of_the_few's picture

Would those be the same ever-loving Tatars that used to go kidnapping Ukrainians and Russians to sell them as slaves to the Ottomans (Turks) ?

Apparently the Ukrainians still have folk songs about it.


WTFUD's picture

Yes but they couldn't have managed the Slavic slave-trade without the Middle-Men Money Lenders.

BarkingCat's picture

The Tatars weren't from Crimea. They came from deep within Asia and conquered that area centuries earlier.

The Russians simply removed an invasive species.

HowdyDoody's picture

The great majority of Tatars in Crimea are happy to be there. It is only a few bought-and-paid-for by the US that cause trouble.

The extremist dip-shits are now in Ukraine, where the Tatars and Ukro-Nazis have been taking things out on each other (bit like ISIS versus FSA).

bogbeagle's picture


BBC radio was pushing it again, this morning.


"Poor Ukraine, the victim ... etc."

WTFUD's picture

Yeah think of all the orphans who'll suck on the BBC directors dicks and be passed around the House of commons & Lords.

HowdyDoody's picture

US Rep Conyers tried to introduce an amendment to the 2015 NDAA that would have forbidden provision of US assistance, training and weapons to Neo-Nazis and other extremists in Ukraine. It explicitly barred those who praised or glorified Nazism. It was dropped at the request of two of the loudest Jewish pressure groups in the US - the ADL and the Simon Weisnethal Center. Their grounds were that the Ukraine Neo-Nazis had 'moderated their rhetoric' - ie they were effectively carefully vetted moderate rebels.

just the tip's picture

it's sort of like that o'really dickhead on fox saying over an over, "but putin he's a killer".

jamesmmu's picture
The Democrats have given up seeking votes; now they just want the power.

RattieNomNom's picture

smells like revolution in Tsarist Russia....  Somebody will fucking take out that asshole and his clingon fags...

WTFUD's picture

If you're talking about the soon to be buried in one of his own Funeral Homes, chocolate pussy and Vichy DC Stooge, Poroshenko then DA! Mind you he'll get a good send-off unlike the crippled nazi brains in his rag tag band of misfits who'll be sent home in common body-bags.