The current situation in Ukraine resembles the calm before the storm. The Kiev authorities may soon see the armed forces of Ukraine rising against Poroshenko, Yatsenyuk and Kolomoysky, while Novorossiya will grow as new regions may decide to join the formation. These are the ideas expressed by the head of the state construction committee of Novorossiya, the leader of "Slavic Guard" movement, Vladimir Rogov.
"You worked with election observers in Luhansk and Donetsk People's Republics. How did the elections go?"
"We were driving observers under the auspices of the Committee of State Construction of Novorossiya. The team of international observers included representatives of the European Union and North America. There were also representatives of Kharkov, Zaporozhye and other regions of Ukraine. That is, de jure, they were international observers, but de facto they were representatives of the Ukrainian junta that occupied the territories of New Russia (Novorossiya) that will be eventually liberated.
"International observers from abroad have the purpose to monitor the elections, understand the processes. We fully understand that this is the way the world works. International observers are required to legitimize elections, electoral processes in the world. Although, when OSCE observers tried to observe the elections in the US, it led to gunfire, and they were warned that they could be shot."
"When was that?"
"It was a couple of years ago, when there were elections in the US. One can find it on the Internet. The US said that it did not need international election observers, even though it was the Americans who imposed the rule worldwide. My deep belief is that elections should be considered valid or invalid based on the perception of the people who live in this or that area. It is people, who elect their leaders, members of parliament, so they know it better who they are comfortable with.
"It is even more ridiculous, when the United States or the European Union announce recognition or non-recognition of elections. Note that the so-called "elections" on the occupied part of the former Ukraine, which took place in late October, were immediately recognized by the West, regardless of the fact that, for example, the CEC was guarded by armed representatives of the "Right Sector." It did not matter to the West that there was garbage lustration conducted at those elections, when people would be thrown out like garbage. It did not matter for the West that armed men were driving from one polling station to another, forcing employees to recount results several times."
"Is there central power in Luhansk and Donetsk republics?"
"Yes, there is, and this is what the elections showed. An observer from Canada, who previously worked at the election of the mayor of Toronto, said that the organization of the election of the mayor of Toronto was poor when compared with the elections to the Supreme Council of the People's Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk.
"It was a celebration of triumph of democracy. I did not expect such a turnout, because people are tired of war, they are tired of the lawlessness of Ukrainian punitive troops. The turnout in the so-called elections in Ukraine was less than 50%. Foreign observers posted pictures of empty polling stations in Ukraine. In the Donbass republics, lines of people would be 1-2 kilometers long.
"Now we are building the power vertical. Clearly, there's a lot of work to be done. But the elections were organized and conducted on a high level, all worked very well.
"The Ukrainian media did their best to intimidate us with reports of imminent terrorist acts, etc. Yet, the troops of Novorossiya were put on alert. If only they had tried to do something, they would have gotten the fill out of it.
"They continued shelling us after the elections. The tragedy with children from School No. 63 said it all. The children were playing football there, because there was a good football field. They were killed.
"The independent republics of Donetsk and Luhansk are becoming the pivot, around which the mass of New Russia is building up. This is happening from Kharkov to Odessa. I'm certain that soon we will see the vast majority of the Ukrainian Armed Forces taking the side of the people in the truest sense of the word. They will turn their bayonets at the Kiev government. When they unite with the Army of New Russia, it will be a tremendous force. If this happens, it will be possible to go to Live and Lviv without any military resistance, and each region will be invited to live in peace, conscience and truth."
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