On June 29th, I headlined "Obama Seems to Be Losing Ukraine War." The latest verification of that is dramatic:
The website of the EuroMaidan, Euro Maidan Press, headlined on June 30th, "The new consensus: a 'Novorossiya' as a Russian protectorate?" and Vitalii Usenko, MD & MBA, reported that "Ihor Kolomoisky supports Viktor Medvedchuk for governor of Donetsk Oblast." Kolomoisky, the 3rd-richest Ukrainian, has co-led U.S. President Obama's ethnic-cleansing campaign in Ukraine against the residents in the ethnic Russian areas, Ukraine's southeastern region; and Kolomoisky now endorses as a governor there Medvedchuk, who is approximately the 50th-richest Ukrainian, and who is a close friend of Russia's leader Vladimir Putin. (Medvedchuk's wife is the godmother of Putin's daughter, and Putin is the godfather of Medvedchuk's daughter.)
Usenko writes: "Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration head Ihor Kolomoisky is sure that the appointment of Viktor Medvedchuk as governor of Donetsk Oblast is the last chance to avoid a full-scale war in Donbas, as reported by Oleksandr Tkachenko, CEO of the 1+1 media holding."
1+1 Media Group owns seven TV channels throughout Ukraine, covering over 100 cities, encompassing 93% of homes.
"Kolomoisky said in a telephone conversation with Tkachenko, ... 'Not only do I support Medvedchuk's appointment as governor of Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts, now I aggressively advocate for it."
This is a dramatic and drastic turn-around for Kolomoisky, who had co-masterminded (along with the Ukrainian nazi Arsen Avakov) the massacre of ethnic Russian Ukrainians inside the Odessa Trade Unions Building on May 2nd, the event that commenced the civil war and the ethnic cleansing campaign that now has caused tens of thousands of residents there to flee into Russia. Kolomoisky had also offered bounties for the corpses of any ethnic Russians in Ukraine's southeast. He has also been in conflict against Petro Poroshenko (the Presidential candidate that Obama didn't support but who won the Presidency), who on May 25th was elected by the voters in northwestern Ukraine as the country's President, and whose recent one-week truce in the civil war was boldly ignored by Kolomoisky, in open disrespect and defiance of Poroshenko's authority. Yet, now, Kolomoisky himself is pushing through this peace-deal.
Whereas both Poroshenko and Kolomoisky had confidently expected that by now the civil war would be over and the surviving ethnic Russians would peaceably be leaving Ukraine to live in Russia, that simply did not happen. The Obama-supporting Kiev Post had headlined on May 26th (the very day after Poroshenko's election), "Poroshenko Pledges to Step Up Anti-Terrorism Operation, Bring Success within 'Hours,' Not Months." But, now, more than a month had already gone by, and yet Poroshenko-Kolomoisky-Obama not only didn't experience "success" within "days," but they were actually losing their war, because the residents in Ukraine's southeast were organizing an effective guerilla resistance against the invasions and military occupation from Ukraine's northwest. Given a choice between either resisting or else either fleeing or dying, most of them were resisting (and so were called "terrorists" by Obama's people).
Thus far, the result of Obama's coup -- which overthrew Ukraine's last President who had been freely elected by the entire country, the Russian-friendly Viktor Yanukovych -- has been to wreck even more, a country that was already wrecked by its aristocracy's sheer corruption, and also to drive 97% of the residents in the Crimean region on 16 March 2014 to favor rejoining Russia, which had given Crimea to Ukraine in 1954 and now had it back as a part of Russia.
Although President Obama and his people deny that the Crimean public freely chose to rejoin Russia, a 6 June 2014 Gallup poll throughout Ukraine found that the U.S. is loathed in Crimea (having only a 2.8% favorability rating there), but that Russia is loved there (having a 71.3% favorability rating there). By contrast, in the western fifth of Ukraine, Russia has a 1% favorability rating, and the U.S. has a 58.8% favorability rating. Furthermore, in this same Ukrainian Gallup poll, Crimeans were asked, "Please tell me if you agree or disagree: The results of the referendum on Crimea's status likely reflect the views of most people here," and 82.8% said "Agree," only 6.7% said "Disagree." So, yet again, Obama had lied, and his lie was spread as truth by the stenographic U.S. news-media (or, actually, propaganda-operation). It was thus like the 2002-2003 "news" "reporting" about "Saddam's WMD," and the American public fell for the official and media lies, yet again: Americans think they have "news-media," not "propaganda-spreaders." They think that a controlled press is a problem only elsewhere, not in the U.S. itself.
Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of They're Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of CHRIST'S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.