To show how much money is involved and where it's coming from take a peek at the "Kiev Rus battalion." The Kiev Rus crowdfunding successes were just featured in Foreign Policy magazine. The commander Ivan Rodichenko is today in Manhattan speaking to the UCCA (Ukrainian Congressional Committee of America) about additional funding for everything from weapons to toilet paper.
So far he has been successful to the tune of $500,000 in donations.
The UCCA New York has made the Kiev Rus Battalion their personal cause by adopting the battalion. On top of the large sum donations they provide monthly donations ranging from $15000-$30000 through crowdfunding. Using their media contacts with MSNBC they put this genocidal commander in front of American audiences hoping to drum up further donations. The host makes them look like heroes when until recently they went through towns killing unarmed people no different than any of the other volunteer battalions.
When you consider this is from one location, a small battalion, and the crowdfunding sources for the genocide are funding the other 99 battalions, the more famous- the better the funding, the money gets astronomical.
Yesterday morning I was told of the Kiev Rus battalion was wiped out at Debaltseve and the commander Ivan Rodichenko left in charge ran. He is now being charged with cowardice.
Crowdfunding for weapons has been taken to new heights inside Ukraines Propaganda machine. Maidanpr got its start at Maidan as the brainchild of the then Opposition spokesman S viataslav Yorash. Young Yurash was just 17 years old when he became the spokesman for Maidan, Dimitri Yarosh, and then the Ukrainian Military press secretariat. Both he and Dimitri Tymchuck are the voices in Jen Psaki's ear. He is the 18 year old source of social media intelligence John Kerry quotes. They single handedly fabricated the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
The Russian-Backed Funding Machine
Quite surprising was a report from the BBC that compared the two efforts. According to most of their own press coverage the Russians are funding this at exorbitant rates. Even the MSNBC interview above makes the case for that to propagandize the need for people to send money so Ivan Rodichenko can buy more weapons and kill more Donbass children.
This time the BBC report was honest, while still propagandizing the war. " But are the Ukrainian army's separatist foes getting similar public support? There is little evidence of that in Ukraine. However, donation campaigns have been launched across Russia to help the rebel self-proclaimed "people's republics" in Ukraine's east.
Public donations from Russia mainly consist of money, food, medicines and non-lethal supplies. Some of this aid was reportedly received by men and women involved in actual combat. But most of the donation drives in Russia are aimed at helping refugees from Ukraine's troubled Donetsk and Luhansk regions."
My Proposition to You
Direct English language media coverage from Donbass has been almost non-existent in the west other than my writing, the constant video provided by Graham Phillips that is kept out of most mainstream sources, and the constant flow of propaganda. Humanitarian aid from western sources reflects this lack of coverage. The situation is going to get exponentially worse over the next months.
Until now my wife and I have been plowing most of our income into the humanitarian effort locally. The banks closed in August and telephones, internet connectivity locally have posed large enough issues, not to mention a war going on. It was only a matter of time before our ability to help at the small level regular people can in this situation tapered off, especially when your is based on connectivity.
We want to increase the real coverage of the war by providing real, from the front video, interviews, and images to western sources. We can provide background and context to what is going on that will be unique in the west. If you can imagine writing about Pravy Sektor and the punisher battalions in this war situation, looking up and watching them drive by on the road- you can understand how some of our days have been.
The goal is to publish the video as a stand alone news coverage or part of articles in the publications that do want to maintain journalism as a true 4 th Estate. Because of the lack of coverage we intend to flood the western media with real news coverage, with your help spreading it.