Tag Archives: Ukraine

REPORT: Trump Campaign Chair Paul Manafort Secretly Routed $2.2M In Ukraine Money To US Lobbyists

And the hits keep coming. The Associated Press reports: Donald Trump’s campaign chairman helped a pro-Russian governing party in Ukraine secretly route at least $2.2 million in payments to two prominent Washington lobbying firms in 2012, and did so in a way that effectively obscured the foreign political party’s efforts to influence U.S. policy. The revelation, provided to The Associated …

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UKRAINE: Odessa Holds First LGBT Pride March Under The Protection Of Hundreds Of Police [VIDEO]

About 50 brave people participated in Odessa, Ukraine’s first-ever LGBT march this weekend in the face of violent far-right protesters. Compelling video below. NBC News reports: The day before the event, local authorities in Odessa banned the event on the grounds there was a high probability of a conflict, as far-right activists were also scheduled to gather at the same …

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UKRAINE: Secret Ledger Shows Millions Earmarked For Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort

The New York Times reports: On a leafy side street off Independence Square in Kiev is an office used for years by Donald J. Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, when he consulted for Ukraine’s ruling political party. His furniture and personal items were still there as recently as May. And Mr. Manafort’s presence remains elsewhere here in the capital, where …

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OVER THE RAINBOW: DC Gay Men’s Chorus Group Performs On Ukrainian National Television [VIDEO]

Earlier today I reported the grim news that neo-Nazis are planning a “bloodbath” at next week’s Kiev Pride. But now comes something much more encouraging. JMG reader Matt Holland writes: This morning, on “Breakfast with 1+1”, a national Ukrainian morning show that reaches over 15 million people, Potomac Fever one of the small ensembles from the Gay Men’s Chorus of …

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Scott Lively: President Trump Should Undo Obama’s Fascist LGBT Agenda And Emulate Russia

“There aren’t many things about Barack Obama’s foreign policy I would want any politician to emulate, but there is one thing I would like Donald Trump to do if he becomes President: apologize to the world for the actions of his predecessor! Especially regarding Obama’s attempt to force the fascist LGBT agenda on everyone, everywhere in every possible way. “After …

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UKRAINE: Neo-Nazis Predict “Bloodbath” At Kiev Pride

Pravda reports: On June 12, the LGBT community of Ukraine is to hold of a gay parade in Kiev. The event will called “The March of Equality”. The Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) is ready to take part in the event as well. They have already pledged to brutally disperse all who come to the march, spokesperson for the Right …

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Ukraine Wins Eurovision 2016 [VIDEO]

Ukraine’s Jamala won Eurovision 2016 tonight after the final result in the controversial new voting system failed to put Russia over the top. Ukraine’s win is arguably the most politically-charged result in Eurovision history. From the BBC: Jamala is the first ever Crimean Tatar to perform at the contest and caused controversy ahead of the show over her political song, …

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UKRAINE: Dozens Of Rock-Throwing Neo-Nazis Shout “Kill, Kill, Kill” In Attack On LGBT Event [VIDEO]

RT.com reports: Ukrainian riot police proved to be somewhat useless against a crowd of ultra-nationalists in the city of Lvov, as they failed to protect an LGBT gathering from harassment and did not arrest a single suspect after retreating from the confrontation with attackers. Amid a court ban on public Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) events in the city …

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UKRAINE: Lawmakers Brawl [VIDEO]

It all started with a bouquet of roses and a “crotch grab.” The fight began between MPs from the president’s Petro Poroshenko Bloc (PPB) and Yatsenyuk’s People’s Front (PF). It allegedly all started when Oleg Barna (PPB) went up to the tribune while Yatsenyuk was giving a speech, presented him a bouquet of roses and then tried to carry him …

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UKRAINE: Parliament Temporarily Approves Gay Employment Protections To Win Visa-Free EU Travel

After rejecting the bill on last week’s first reading, today Ukraine’s Parliament approved gay employment protections in order to qualify for visa-free travel within most EU nations. But according to a local gay journalist, the protections are set to expire soon, making the bill a mere end-run around the EU’s requirements. In addition, the bill only passed after MPs were …

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UKRAINE: Parliament Blocks Open Travel To EU Nations Over Gay Employment Protections

Yesterday Ukraine’s Parliament voted down gay employment protections, which are a requirement for visa-free travel among the EU nations that belong to the Schengen zone. Agence France-Presse reports: President Petro Poroshenko said in a nationally televised address late Wednesday that his crisis-torn nation — it’s economy battered and the pro-Russian separatist east out of Kiev’s control — faced “an extremely …

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UKRAINE: Gay Couple Attacked While Replicating “Walking While Gay” Video

Via Bird In Flight: Last week the creators of ChebuRussia TV published a video that documented how people in Moscow reacted to two young men walking around the city holding hands. The video has more than eight million views by now. This experiment was widely discussed in Ukraine as well, and some speculated on whether the reaction to a similar …

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UKRAINE: Hundreds Of Riot Police Protect Kiev Pride During Attack By Neo-Nazis, Dozens Arrested, Several Cops Injured

Via NBC News: Several dozen unknown assailants attacked a gay pride rally in Kiev on Saturday, throwing flares and wounding two policemen, a Reuters witness reported. Organizers for ‘KyivPride2015’ said the march along the Dnipro river would go ahead despite warnings from city mayor Vitaly Klitschko, who advised the event be canceled because of a threat of violence from far-right …

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Russia Declares Right To Deploy Nukes In Crimea (And Maybe Has Already)

Via the Independent: Russia has said that it has the right to deploy nuclear weapons to Crimea, a year after Vladimir Putin seized the territory from Ukraine following a referendum. Home to the strategic Black Sea port city of Sevastopol, which already housed Russia’s fleet before the Ukrainian crisis erupted at the start of 2014, Crimea is significantly nearer central …

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Scott Lively: Obama Started The Ukraine Conflict To Punish Russia On LGBT Rights

“Regardless of where one stands on Ukraine or Vladimir Putin, just for a moment consider where the pro-family movement would be if it hadn’t been for the Ukraine coup. Russia would still be (relatively speaking) a respected member of the international community offering an alternative, genuinely pro-family model for social policy. There would likely be at least a half-dozen nations …

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UKRAINE: Pro-Russian Militants Warn Women That Smoking Leads To Gay Babies

(Tipped by JMG reader Denys)

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VATICAN: Topless Femen Trio Arrested After Simulating Anal Sex With Crucifixes

Via the International Business Times: Three topless Femen demonstrators have been dragged away from St. Peter’s Square after simulating anal sex with crucifixes in a protest against the Pope outside the Vatican. The women crouched on all fours and re-enacted sex with crosses while shouting anti-papal remarks including “a world without religion, a parliament without a pope” and “god is …

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Kazaky & Hardkiss –Strange Moves

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Exorcism Of The Day

Clip recap: “Energodar, Ukraine is home to the largest nuclear plant in Europe. It will also be remembered as the place where a drug addict name Anton with violent demons came the Christ and was delivered. Watch as seven men struggle to restrain Anton. This exorcism is translated into Russian.” Acting! In Russian!

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Top Pol: Gays Have No Chance In Crimea

Crimea’s top politician today said that gay people “have no chance” now that Russia has taken over the region. Via the Guardian: Speaking about gay people during a Crimean government session on Tuesday, the region’s de facto leader Sergei Aksyonov said “we in Crimea do not need such people.” In comments reported by the Russian news agencies Interfax and Itar-Tass, …

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