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Putin's Convoy, - STRIKE THAT - GOP Senators Meet With Zelensky

Putin’s Convoy, – STRIKE THAT – GOP Senators Meet With Zelensky

Via CNN:

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has welcomed to Kyiv a congressional delegation led by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Zelensky said on his Instagram account that the visit “is a strong signal of bipartisan support for Ukraine from the United States Congress and the American people.” He added: “Thank you for your leadership in helping us in our struggle not only for our country, but also for democratic values and freedoms. We really appreciate it.”

In other words: Zelenskyy met with a bunch of people who thought Trump trying to extort him wasn’t worth impeaching him over.

Other than Moscow Mitch, Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, John Barrasso of Wyoming and John Cornyn of Texas were also present.

I’m actually surprised Susan Collins could make it after that heinous chalking attack

Famed Chicago Bathhouse STEAMWORKS Will Match $10,000 in Ukraine Aid Monday March 21, 2022

Help comes in all shapes and sizes.

Tomorrow Steamworks Chicago is collecting donations in-house and online to benefit Sunflower of Peace to bring aid the Ukrainian people.

“If you are like us, you are horrified by the atrocities and devastation the people of Ukraine are facing every day as they try and fight back the Russian aggression against a sovereign nation. The people of Ukraine have become soldiers and their hospitals are being bombed. They need medical supplies to keep the wounded alive until they can get proper medical care.”

 Steamworks will match all donations up to $10,000. The donations will go to Sunflower of Peace which “acquires and distributes first-aid backpacks, medicine, medical instruments, and other means of survival” to paramedics and doctors in Ukraine.

You can either drop by any of The Steamworks bathhouses in the United States to donate or you can visit the GoFundMe page to make a donation.

Chechnya General Who Led Country’s “Gay Purge” KILLED in Ukraine War.

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It has been reported that Chechen general Magomed Tusayan was killed on Saturday during fighting in the Ukraine. . Tusayan was responsible for leading the anti-gay purge in that country that led to torturing and murdering of hundreds of gay men and other memeber of the LBT community.

Both the Pakistani Times and a defense reporter for The Kyiv Independent, confirmed: “Magomed Tushayev, one of Ramzan Kadyrov’s top warlords, has been killed in action in Hostomel. Ukraine’s elite Alpha Group is reportedly fighting Chechens in the airfield.”

Since 2017, Chechen security operatives and other officials in the Kadyrov regime, including Tushayev sources confirmed, have rounded up countless numbers of men on suspicion of being gay, held them in unofficial detention facilities for days, humiliated, starved and tortured, and in some cases murdered them in what is dubbed Chechnya’s ‘anti-gay purge,”

One former detainee said that the torturers showed him a graphic video of a suspected terrorist having a plastic pipe inserted into his anus and then barbed wire forced into the pipe and ripped out of his rectum. The torturers videotaped the torture, showed it to a gay man and revealed that they had brought a similar plastic pipe and barb wire to use on him. The man then confessed, revealing his gay associates to avoid a similar fate.

Russian singer Zelimkhan Bakaev  an early victim was arrested, tortured, and murdered by Chechen authorities due to suspicion of homosexuality.”

His body has still not been found.

Over 8000 March in Kiev, Ukraine Pride Parade

Over 8000 March in Kiev, Ukraine Pride Parade – [Video]

Over 8,000 people people turned out on Sunday for Kiev’s annual Gay Pride parade amid tight security as far-right activists sought to disrupt the celebration.

Hundreds of far-right and Orthodox religious counter-protesters, were kept away from the march, held up anti-gay banners and shouted “Shame!” as the procession began.

Parade participants waved rainbow and Ukrainian flags as they marched through the center of the capital as thousands of police and National Guard troops stood by to ensure order.

The Ukraine, which ousted a pro-Russia regime in a uprising in 2014, hopes to become a member of the European Union as it seeks to overcome widespread poverty and corruption.

Homophobia backed by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church is still commonplace, even though Kiev authorities have allowed gay pride marches to be held, unlike in neighboring Russia.

At least nine counter-protesters were arrested on suspicion of preparing attacks against participants in the Kiev Pride event, police said.

Neo-Nazi Skinheads Attack ‘KyivPride2015’ (Kiev Pride). Dozens Arrested, 5 Police Injured. – Video

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After Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko voiced support for the ‘KyivPride2015’ equality march stating that he didn’t see “any reason to impede this march because it’s a constitutional right of every citizen of Ukraine.” Today dozens of  members of Ukraine’s neo-Nazi Right Sector Party viciously attacked the event leading to at least 25 arrests.

The BBC reports that five riot police were injured, one seriously.

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 groups. Despite the presence of several hundred police in riot gear, the march of around 150 LGBT supporters carrying rainbow banners and placards came under attack and 25-30 “hooligans” were arrested, parliament member Serhiy Leshchenko said on Twitter. Leshchenko said police had prevented any direct clashes between participants in the march and the attackers.

None of the march’s participants were harmed.

Courage Brothers and Sisters. #Courage

 

Vladimir Putin: Anti-Russian Protesters in the Ukraine Are “Gay Nazis”

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The gay Nazis label was simultaneously an attempt to tie the new pro-Europe camp in Kiev to the hated German Third Reich while also taking advantage of the growing acceptance of gay marriage in the West, particularly in the United States. “Putin has said homosexuality is not our values, and that sense of tolerance of homosexuality is not part of Euroasia,” said Schmidt, who will be in Ukraine monitoring the May 25 elections that are being overseen by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

Euroasia is the name for the empire Schmidt believes Putin is trying to construct. Schmidt says Putin is driven by the goal of rebuilding a Euroasian empire with Moscow as its capital. Putin also has written extensively on the subject of Euroasia, which would generally follow the geography of the former Soviet Union. Bringing Ukraine into Moscow’s camp would be crucial to seeing that dream come to reality. Russian media also have called the Maidan square, where protests led to the demise of former pro-Russian Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych, the “Gayeuromaidan,” thus tying together Europe and the gay rights movement, writes Yale history professor and author Timothy Snyder in The New York Review of Books.

Pretty rich coming from a murderous dictator who has Neo Nazi gangs roaming the country and beating up foreigners and gays for him.

Russian Court "Liquidates" LGBT Rights Group Over "Traditional Values."

Man Attempts to Hijack Turkish Plane And Divert To Sochi Right Before Opening Ceremony

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A Ukrainian man tried to hijack a Turkey-bound flight to Sochi, Russia, as the Winter Olympics were kicking off Friday, but the pilot tricked him and landed in Istanbul instead, where he was arrested after a four-hour stand-off on a plane full of passengers, an official said.

The hijacking drama came as the Winter Olympics opened in the Russian city, with thousands of athletes from around the world amid serious warnings of terrorist attempts.

Turkish F-16s fighter was scrambled as soon as the pilot on the Pegasus Airlines flight from Kharkiv, Ukraine, with 110 passengers aboard signaled there was a hijacking attempt. It escorted the plane safely to its original destination at Sabiha Gokcen airport in Istanbul.

Officials credited the pilot and crew for convincing the 45-year-old-man, who claimed he had a bomb, that they were following his wishes.

“Through a very successful implementation by our pilot and crew, the plane was landed in Istanbul instead of Sochi,” Istanbul governor Huseyin Avni Mutlu told reporters at the airport. “He thought it was going to Sochi but after a while he realized that (the plane) was in Istanbul.”

The hijacker was arrested after a stand-off during which a negotiator convinced him to first allow women and children to be evacuated and later agreed to let all other passengers off the plane as well.

“Our security units sneaked through various entrances during the evacuation of the passengers and with a quick and effective intervention the hijacker was subdued,” Mutlu said. No bomb was found, he said.

The man’s motive was unclear, but Mutlu said he had “requests concerning his own country” and wanted to relay a “message concerning sporting activities in Sochi.”

“We were receiving through various channels information that there could be initiatives to sabotage the spirit of peace arising in Sochi, but we are saddened that such an event took place in our city,”

Habib Soluk, the Turkish Transport Ministry undersecretary, told NTV earlier that the man rose from his seat, shouted that there was bomb on board and tried to enter the locked cockpit. The pilot signaled that there was a hijack attempt and the airport was placed on high alert.

Air traffic at Sabiha Gokcen was halted throughout the incident but had returned to normal after the man’s arrest.

The plane landed at about 6 p.m. Turkish time, just as the opening ceremony for the Olympics was about to begin. The executive creative director of the Olympics opening ceremony told reporters afterward he heard of the threat but didn’t alter the show’s plans in any way.

Both Russia and Turkey are downplaying the event.

First Gay Pride March Happens In Kiev, Ukraine – Video

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For the very first time a gay pride march has happened in Kiev in the Ukraine but not before, a court ruled to cancel the march amidst security  concerns. However, police stepped in at the last minute to offer protection to  those marching so the march went on and Kiev police arrested 13 people for trying to disrupt it.

The assistance and support provided by authorities in Ukraine is in stark  contrast to the hard-line anti-gay actions taken by their counterparts in Russia and is not lost on the pro-gay activists in Ukraine who are not underestimating the significance of  today’s march:

“‘This event will go down in the history of  Ukraine as one of the key developments in the fight for equal human rights,’  said Olena Semenova, one of the organizers, expressing gratitude to the police  and the authorities for their action.”

Ukraine Parliament Cancels Vote On “Gay Propaganda Law” Similar To The One In St. Petersburg Russia

After an international outcry, the Ukrainian parliament has cancelled at the last-minute a vote on legislation that would ban any Ukrainian citizen from speaking out favorably about homosexuality much like the draconian “gay propaganda law” that was recently passed in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Law 8711 would have made it illegal to “spread homosexuality” by “holding meetings, parades, actions, demonstrations and mass events aiming at intentional distribution of any positive information about homosexuality” and impose heavy fines and up to five years imprisonment.

Key European governments, the European Parliament and even Sir Elton John denounced the law, with the governments of Ireland and Argentina issuing statements as late as Thursday.  The United States, while not part of the European Union did not comment on the law.

According to Andre Banks, co-founder and executive director of AllOut.org.  “More than 120,000 All Out members spoke out against this horrendous legislation and pushed it to the top of Europe’s diplomatic agenda.  The message of our growing global movement is simple – everyone should be able to live openly and love who they choose. That call has been echoed by the European diplomatic community who played a critical role in blocking the progress of the gay gag law.  Above all, this is a victory for our partners in Ukraine. Together we are sending a strong message to the other governments of Eastern Europe.”

The move to cancel the bill is seen as a huge victory for its opponents and leaves only a small window in September for it to be reconsidered before the dissolution of the current sitting Ukrainian Parliament.

The Ukraine is currently attempting to join the European Union. The EU’s human  rights standards would expressly clash with Law 8711.