LESYA OROBETS, MP
February 11, 2014
Edited from source: https://www.facebook.com/lesyaorobets/posts/661117567257492?stream_ref=10
From original Ukrainian status update post:
What’s been achieved in THREE WEEKS since “the negotiations” started — net results:
1. NOT EVEN ONE political prisoner was exonerated despite the so-called ‘amnesty law.’ There are many citizens whom the State Prosecution Office seeks to imprison for 12-15 years, but has now agreed to keep them under house arrest for a couple of months. The big hit was yesterday’s events with the arrest of four “Afghans” [war veterans], who caught and delivered a thief to the cops. [The 4 Afghan vets were arrested at the police station for performing this citizen’s arrest while the thief was let go by police]. The thief, I’m sure, the cops freed immediately, praised him, I think, and treated him to some free cigarettes.
2. Yanukovych is [still the] President. Pshonka is the Prosecutor General. Rybak is the Speaker, Kaletnyk is the First Deputy Speaker, Zakharchenko is the Minister of Internal Affairs (these friends, aka ministers of the Cabinet-in-resignation, persistently overlook the ‘acting’ prefix).
3. Azarov relaxes at his estate in Austria. In view of the fact that he never engaged in business a single day (if we don’t count creating a system of tax administration (VAT) and in general, the entire current tax) – he lives in Austria in visible poverty. He tolerates the decay [of EU] and gays – this is not his native Kaluga [his birth city in Russia, south of Moscow].
4. NOT ONE crime against the citizens of Ukraine, beginning with the student beatings of November 30, 2013, has been investigated or is being investigated. The Prosecutor blatantly flaunts this.
5. The Acting Cabinet of Ministers, in its same composition, led by Arbuzov (at least someone’s dreams keep on coming true) still rules the country and pretends that nothing has happened. Yanukovych recently signed some paper which overrides the Constitution and grants the interim government the same authority as the plenipotentiary of Constitutional government. Aha, so this also you can do, if you want to.
6. Through the so-called ‘uncontrolled currency volatility’ Yanukovych’s ‘Holy Family’ led by Arbuzov has just made a couple hundred million dollars by stealing NBU [National Bank of Ukraine] gold and currency reserves through state-controlled, and their own, banks.
7. To ‘stabilize the currency’, this same “Holy Family” embodied by Arbuzov, through his hand puppet Sorkin, has set unprecedented ‘NBU regulations’, that would be tough to find in any country in a state of war. Now the happy Ukrainian exporter must sell 100% of his foreign exchange earnings in foreign currency and HAS NO RIGHT to buy foreign currency to repay his foreign currency loans – this is how NBU is saving the country! But, in special banks – a miracle! – they do sell foreign currency. It’s true you have to add a 15-20% premium to top up the “NBU rates” but, take it or leave it. Dollars in these “miracle banks” come from NBU reserves, see point #6 [above].
8. Placed under “house arrest” are dozens more people, burned out are dozens more cars. Searches, intimidations, and so on [continue] — an absolutely standard set, nothing new.
9. Berkut and the rest of the police, who breathed incense [ie: barely could breathe from tire smoke] on January 22 while all the reserves from all over Ukraine (even the tax police officers) were pulled to Kyiv, are now fully refreshed. They might not have achieved the 6x times increase to 30,000 troops (how are those children’s cancer patients doing?) — but they are far along their course, all the newspaper are clogged with their adverts.
10. Stocks, grenades, gas and ammunition are more than recovered (in the heat of events, Berkut themselves poured gasoline in bottles and threw them, also cobblestones), and these grenades are much more powerful (and once again, welcome children with cancer, what do they needs those medications for if the uncles need grenades at $60 apiece?). Perhaps the good engineers and the police supply department who bought ‘nonlethal’ brass bullets with steel core used to kill protesters at Hrushevskoho Str., have thought of something powerful enough to replace the DIY antipersonnel grenades the hardworking Berkut put together, because the boys had to use cellotape to bind nails or rocks to the stun grenades. That takes time and decreases the number of citizens maimed.
11. All those former criminals registered with police, and apparently all released on parole or, failing that — plain-clothed police office workers are herded into ‘people’s militias’ in East Ukraine. Where even that is not enough, ‘Russian bikers’ and ‘Don’s Cossacks’ have popped up. Although the Cossacks arrive from St. Petersburg rather than the Don region.
12. As one would expect (just need to warm ourselves right now to the end of the Olympics) the “federalization” topic was raised. With all the ferried bandits (both plain criminals and police officers, who turned out to be criminals too), why not have “federalisation” [of Ukraine]?
13. The criminal situation in Kyiv, and especially its center, has surpassed anything seen in the wild 90s. It is natural too, considering Yanukovych’s “Family” has transported all possible criminal elements to Kyiv for 2 months, promising to pay USD 25-50 per day and usually not paying in full.
14. And, most importantly, the “Holy Family” has amassed, during those three weeks, another 8 – 12 – 15 billion UAH – the public procurements bonanza continues! Even when only 60% of budget income in January is coming. But no worries, earnings from the sale of NBU currency reserves has covered and even more then “covered” that gap.
15. And more, Klyuev changed Lyovochkin. To the post of Chief organ of some office that has no place in the Constitution. Nothing has changed: Klyuev does what Klyuev always does.
Overall nothing unforeseeable at the beginning of the ‘negotiations’ has happened.
What awaits us next:
1. A complete collapse of the economy. Initially, with the bank, and then a chain reaction through the others. If bank deposits are still issued somewhere, now’s the time to do it.
2. A poorly disguised attempt at intervention and annexation by Putin.
“Federalization” and “bikers,” what are they for? The Olympics will be over soon, and until that time they can run a few powwows of ‘local councils and nomenclature’ with appeals to intervene. The role of the SBU (State Security Service), headed by a man ‘retired’ from the Russian Army in 1998, is quite clear and predictable – the SBU will fight the “radicals” and “attempts to overthrow the government” – those of pro-Western protesters, of course.
In a word, my friends, no one but us will fix this mess.
More resolve, more courage, and we will win!