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​‘British PM backs the Ukrainian Nazis and threatens Moscow with a new war’ – open letter to Cameron

Published time: July 31, 2014 20:52
British Prime Minister David Cameron (AFP Photo / Pool / Oli Scarff)

David Cameron’s article in The Sunday Times, presenting unfounded allegations against Russia, marks a major escalation in the Ukraine crisis, seeking to pull the EU into a war against Russia.

Until now, the warmongering campaign was led by US politicians and European officials who encouraged the Ukrainian Nazis they brought to power in Kiev to commit mass crimes against the people of eastern Ukraine – in order to drag Russia into the hostilities.

It’s the first time the leader of a key European country has called for a war against Russia. Against this backdrop, the Ukrainian army launched an operation to annihilate Lugansk and Donetsk, along with their residents.

It’s déjà vu. Back in 1938, Neville Chamberlain, the British prime minister at the time, tried to nudge and cajole European leaders into giving their blessing to the German Nazis’ campaign against the USSR. Likewise today, the current British prime minister unequivocally backs the Ukrainian Nazis, aggressively pushing his European counterparts to “fundamentally change our approach to Russia” and threatening Moscow with a new war. This letter is an attempt to avert a new world war.

Let’s take a closer look at your statements, Mr. Cameron.

1. Your claim that “the growing weight of evidence points to a clear conclusion: that MH17 was blown out of the sky by a surface-to-air missile fired from a rebel-held area” is unsubstantiated. On the contrary, every day we are seeing more evidence emerging that supports Russian President Vladimir Putin’s statement made right after the crash that the plane was downed by Ukraine’s military.

Flowers and a teddy bear, left by parents of an Australian victim of the crash, laid on a piece of the Malaysia Airlines plane MH17, near the village of Hrabove (Grabove), in the Donetsk region. (AFP Photo / Bulent Kilic)

You must be aware of the clear evidence released by the Russian Defense Ministry (and earlier by a Spanish air traffic controller in Kiev and local eyewitnesses) that a Ukrainian fighter jet was in close proximity to MH17. The data on the build-up of air-defense systems and their increased activity around the crash site area, as well as the forced diversion of the plane from its regular flight path right into a trap set up by the Ukrainian army, clearly indicate that this crime had been planned well in advance.

The fabrication by Ukraine’s Security Service of allegedly intercepted phone calls to implicate the militia is even more glaring evidence that this crime was planned beforehand by the Ukrainian intelligence agencies controlled, as you well know, by the CIA. The sole purpose was to provoke European countries into going to war with Russia, which they planned to accuse of shooting down the plane. And you, Mr. Prime Minister, are part of this despicable provocation.

2. Relying on pseudo-facts, you put forward an unfair and illegitimate accusation, saying that “this is a direct result of Russia destabilizing a sovereign state, violating its territorial integrity, backing thuggish militias, and training and arming them. We must turn this moment of outrage into a moment of action.” But it was your actions, distinguished leaders of NATO member states, which led to this tragedy. You and your allies supported the armed uprising and the coup in Ukraine staged by nationalist groups.

You probably get reports on the massacres that the authorities you support carry out against civilians in Ukraine. If you are not aware of them, I strongly advise you to read the White Book on crimes in Ukraine. The blood of the women and children burned alive in Odessa, the blood of thousands of civilians killed in Mariupol, Slavyansk, Kramatorsk, Lugansk, Donetsk and other Ukrainian towns and cities is on your protégés’ hands.

Ukrainian servicemen stand next to an armoured vehicle topped with a Ukrainian flag as they take up a position near the eastern city of Debaltceve, in the region of Donetsk (AFP Photo / Genya Savilov)

You ignored reports of mass slaughter committed by the Ukrainian authorities – until your own nationals became its victims. Likewise, you have failed to bring up the daily shelling of cities in eastern Ukraine with cluster and white phosphorous bombs and deliberate destruction of essential public utilities. Now the Ukrainian authorities you are supporting have the blood of your citizens on their hands, too, after they lured the Malaysian plane into a trap and downed it. I am sure it will come as a surprise to you that the Ukrainian military are trained by American and European instructors, while the CIA takes part in planning punitive operations against the people of eastern Ukraine.

3.“If President Vladimir Putin stops the support to the fighters in eastern Ukraine and allows the Ukrainian authorities to restore order, this crisis can be brought to an end,” you insist. No doubt, in this case the end would simply mean annihilation or exile of all Ukrainian citizens who disagree with the ruling regime.

4. In saying the rebels do not represent the people of Ukraine, you act as an advocate of the Ukrainian authorities who simply deny dissenters the right to be called Ukrainian citizens. Basically, it means you support ethnic purges and killings of civilians. In this case, you push Kiev to commit more crimes.

5. “We should not need to be reminded of the lessons of European history.” Absolutely, Mr. Cameron. By making these sweeping accusations and fomenting a war, you seem to take upon yourself the right to pit nations against each other, to pass judgments on other countries and rule the world through lies and violence.

That’s exactly the behavior of your predecessors, Mr. Chamberlain and other Europeans leaders. They supported Hitler and pushed him towards a war against the USSR; they destroyed Iraq on a false pretext of weapons of mass destruction, and bombed Belgrade. Libya is a more recent example where you had your own role to play. Your crimes have claimed the lives of millions of innocent civilians, including the passengers of the jetliner that was shot down by your protégés, seeking to provoke a new wave of crimes against humanity.

A kiosk destroyed in the Ukrainian army's artillery attack on the town of Gorlovka, Donetsk Region (RIA Novosti / Mikhail Voskresenskiy)

I do agree with you that we must conduct a full investigation into the accident. Just as you have requested, Russia has made fully available its own data related to the accident, and assisted in collecting evidence and searching for the bodies.

We handed this data over to your experts, who will hopefully conduct an unbiased probe into the real cause of the crash.

We hope you will find out why the Ukrainian authorities are hastily deleting all the data from the radars deployed along the plane’s flight path, and get the testimony of Ukraine’s air traffic controllers who are forbidden to make any statements on the issue by the Ukrainian Security Service.

Finally, you’re saying that we must establish proper, long-term relations between Ukraine, the EU and Russia and that the path for the future now depends on how Russia responds to this tragedy. The Russian leadership has responded in exactly the way that you’ve requested. We are calling upon the warring parties to immediately stop the hostilities and begin negotiations.

Actually, this is exactly what Russia did during the anti-terrorist operations in the Chechen Republic.

We apologize for the strong language but we’ve really had enough.

Sergey Stepashin

Prime Minister of Russia, 1999

Interior Minister of Russia, 1998

Justice Minister of Russia, 1997

Head of Federal Security Service, 1994-1995

Sergey Glazyev

Full Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Aide to the Russian President