Kiev Continues Censoring Opposition, As Eastern Ukraine Escalation Nears Critical Mass

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Kiev Continues Censoring Opposition, As Eastern Ukraine Escalation Nears Critical Mass

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In Ukraine, the consolidation of power by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and his “Servant of the people” party continues.

The Security Service of Ukraine – the SBU – said that it revealed the introduction of “knowingly false” data during the re-registration of the Sharia Party. The SBU applied to the Kiev city prosecutor’s office with requests for international legal assistance to conduct investigative actions in other countries in the case of party leader Anatoly Shariy (he lives in Spain).

This was announced on March 1st, by the press center of the special service.

“In the course of the pre-trial investigation, the fact of making deliberately false information during the re-registration of the Party of Shariy was revealed. This information was entered into the Unified Register of Pre-trial Investigations under Article 358 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (” forgery of documents, seals, stamps and forms, sale or use of forged documents, seals, stamps “). These materials are also sent to the Kiev city prosecutor’s office for further legal response,” the statement said.

Anatoly Shariy himself has already reacted to the statement of the SBU.

“The nasty likeness of the president was told to shove another criminal case into the criminal case – we have already re-registered the party, forging documents. Let’s start working with European partners as soon as possible. Let’s not torment the pigs,” Shariy commented on his Telegram channel.

Earlier, on February 16, the SBU announced suspicion on two articles (high treason and violation of the equality of citizens) to the leader of the Sharia Party Anatoly Shariy. He was twice summoned to participate in interrogation as a suspect, after which he was put on the all-Ukrainian wanted list. Instead of Shariy, his lawyer Valentin Rybin came to the SBU, who explained his client’s failure to appear by the fact that he had received refugee status.

On February 25th, Ukrainian law enforcement officers put Sharia on the wanted list. Shariy himself believes that the Ukrainian authorities are persecuting him illegally, and all the cases brought against him are political persecution.

Ukrainian opposition is being actively persecuted. Alongside the Party of Shariy, the “Opposition Platform – For Life!” is also being targeted, with its TV channels being shut down and its leadership being sanctioned by the Ukrainian government.

Meanwhile, in Eastern Ukraine, Kiev is actively working towards an escalation. What’s giving them an impetus is the US support under President Joe Biden, especially when the investigations against his son and himself have all but faded into obscurity.

The U.S. Department of Defense announced a $125 million military aid package for Ukraine, including the provision of defensive lethal weapons to enable the country to more effectively defend itself against Russian aggression.

This was said in an official statement released by the Pentagon on March 1.

“The Department of Defense announces a new $125 million package for the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative that includes training, equipment, and advisory efforts to help Ukraine’s forces preserve the country’s territorial integrity, secure its borders, and improve interoperability with NATO,” the statement reads.

This action reaffirms the U.S. commitment to providing defensive lethal weapons to enable Ukraine to more effectively defend itself against Russian aggression.

The USAI package includes two additional armed Mark IV patrol boats to enhance Ukraine’s capacity to patrol and defend its territorial waters.

To date, the U.S. has committed a total of eight Mark IV patrol boats. The package also includes capabilities to enhance the lethality, command and control, and situational awareness of Ukraine’s forces through the provision of additional counter-artillery radars and tactical equipment; continued support for a satellite imagery and analysis capability; and equipment to support military medical treatment and combat evacuation procedures.

“The Department encourages Ukraine to continue to enact reforms that strengthen civilian control of the military, promote increased transparency and accountability in defense industry and procurement, and modernize its defense sector in other key areas in line with NATO principles and standards,” the statement reads.

And, indeed, the defense reforms continue, the imposing of true democracy by removing every opposition party is also in motion.

The escalation is incoming, with more and more clashes and ceasefire violations being reported. Ukrainian soldiers are being injured and killed, allegedly, every single day. This is reaching critical mass, to allow for a larger provocation and an escalation of the military situation.

Kiev Continues Censoring Opposition, As Eastern Ukraine Escalation Nears Critical Mass

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  • On March 1, artillery of the DPR/LPR forces targeted UAF positions near Pyshchevyk
  • On March 1, the DPR/LPR forces targeted positions of the UAF forces by grenade launchers near Verkhnyotoretsk
  • On March 2, 9 Ukrainian serviceman were wounded in the last 24 hours
  • On March 2, UAF artillery targeted the DPR/LPR forces near Staromykhailivka

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