3 april Sent skall syndarna vakna. Nu haglar löften om nya försvarssatsningar från Försvarsministern.

Försvaret får fler JAS. 12 poliser gripna för massmord under protesterna i Kiev. USA skickar in ett stridsfartyg i Svarta Havet och JAS kan se det som tidigare varit osynligt

10 ytterligare JAS

”Rysslands upprustning och agerande i Ukraina gör nu att försvarsministern kräver en stor satsning på det svenska flygvapnet. Det handlar om att Sverige behöver fler flygplan än vad riksdagen fattat beslut om – 70 stycken i stället för 60.”

”Moderaterna har den senaste tiden signalerat en omsvängning i försvarsfrågan. Försvarsministerns förslag att luftvärnet ska dubbleras, att två nya ubåtar ska köpas in och att flygvapnet ska byggas ut kommer att kosta åtskilliga miljarder kronor. Ett Jas Gripen-plan kostar drygt en miljard kronor, en ny ubåt cirka fyra miljarder.

För att finansiera dessa satsningar vill finansministern ha en blocköverskridande uppgörelse i riksdagen.

– Det vore en fördel om man kan förankra det brett i riksdagen och att man därmed kan skapa en strukturerad utbyggnad av svensk försvarskapacitet de kommande tio åren, säger finansminister Anders Borg till SVT.

– Det handlar om att Sverige rätt brett behöver förstärka olika kapaciteter i försvaret och det kommer att handla om betydande belopp. Vi måste skapa det nödvändiga utrymmet för de här satsningarna, säger han.” http://www.svt.se/nyheter/val2014/forsvarsministern-vill-miljardsatsa-pa-flygvapnet

Annika Nordgren Christensen kommenterar nyheten så här på Twitter

”+10 JAS Gripen, luftvärn o ubåtar… Hela tiden tydligt uttryckt att det är ”M:s vilja” etc, dvs inte regeringen. Antingen finns finansiering som både ordnar bef. obalans och omhändertar de nya beskeden – o då är det den säkpol situationen som råkar sammanfalla med en industriuppgörelse maa ubåtarna. Eller så är det ett bud till S och allianspartierna, som de kanske stoppar när korten synas och underskottet skjuts framåt = alla minns att det var M som ville satsa. Våghalsigt om man vinner valet. Annars ej”

12 poliser gripna för massmord i Kiev. Sköt mot demonstranter. Var de beordrade av Presidenten?

Twelve members of Ukraine’s disbanded ‘Berkut’ riot police have been detained on suspicion of shooting peaceful participants in Kiev’s months-long anti-government protests, a spokesman for the General Prosecutor said on Thursday.

More than 100 people were killed, most by police snipers, on the streets of the capital in the run-up to the ouster of Viktor Yanukovich on February 21 and the ‘Berkut’ force have largely been considered responsible.

”By this morning twelve people had been detained, all of them suspected of mass murder on Institutska Street,” a spokesman for the general prosecutor told Reuters” http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/03/us-ukraine-crisis-police-idUSBREA320GY20140403

“The Ukrainian authorities said on Thursday ousted President Viktor Yanukovich was involved in drawing up plans under which police snipers shot dead dozens of anti-government protesters and hinted at a Russian role in the violent crackdown.”

5 tonnes of Russian explosives

Nalyvaichenko said the presence of members of Russia’s FSB, a successor of the KGB, at the SBU’s headquarters in Kyiv implied there had been active Russian involvement in events in Ukraine.

”We have reasonable grounds to believe that these groups … participated in the planning and implementation of the so-called anti-terrorist operation,” he said.

The FSB denied any involvement. Russia’s RIA news agency quoted it as saying: ”Let these statements be on the conscience of the Ukrainian Security Services.”

Nalyvaichenko also said that planes loaded with 5,100 kilograms of Russia-made explosives and other materials had landed at an aerodrome near Kyiv from the Russian city of Chkalovsk in January.

”They brought the means of organising the shooting and destruction of our protesters on Maidan,” he said, referring to the central Kyiv square which became the heart of the protests.

Russia has denied any involvement in Kyiv’s unrest, suggesting that the protests were partly funded by the West. http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-viktor-yanukovych-accused-of-hiring-killers-to-undermine-protests-1.2596599

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/03/us-ukraine-crisis-killings-idUSBREA320QO20140403

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/04/03/ukraine-fingers-russian-advisors-and-ex-president-yanukovych-in-february-massacre.html

US will send another warship to Black Sea and 175 Marines to Romania–all part of reassurance to allies

“The Defense Department is deploying additional Marines to enlarge a rotational crisis response force based in Spain, and is also dispatching a naval vessel to the Black Sea to conduct exercises with U.S. allies in the region, a Pentagon spokesman said today.

Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters that 175 Marines from Camp Lejeune, N.C., will augment the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response force based at Moron Air Base, Spain.

”We’re increasing the number from 500 to 675,” Warren said, adding that the move had been planned since late last year.”

http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/natosource/u-s-sends-more-marines-to-romania-navy-vessel-to-black-sea

Ryssland ställer in planerade förhandlingar med Ukraina

“Russia has cancelled negotiations with Ukraine, scheduled to take place in Minsk on April 4th. The Belarusian news agency Belsat reports:

The Russian side cancelled the talks of foreign ministers of Ukraine and Russia which were scheduled on April 4 in Minsk.

‘We agreed on deputy-ministers-level contacts. This meeting was almost arranged, but yesterday we got a message that unfortunately, Mr Karasin would not be able to arrive in Minsk on April 4,’ acting Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsia told agency Interfax-Ukraine.

According to him, the Ukrainian side will be weighing other options for negotiations.”

http://www.interpretermag.com/ukraine-liveblog-day-44-yanukovych-adopts-kremlin-talking-points/#2053

Vise har gjort ett längre reportage om Krim Tatarernas svåra situation. Se den 20 minuter långa filmen av Simon Ostrovsky

“Crimea’s Tatars — who amount to 12 percent of the peninsula’s 2.2 million residents — overwhelmingly boycotted the March 16th referendum for Crimea to become part of Russia. The Tatar’s bad history with Russia was a major factor of their decision, as Stalin persecuted and deported them en masse from the Crimean Peninsula in 1944. After the collapse of the Soviet Union Tatars trickled back into Crimea, but their status there was always temporary. With Crimea’s much-disputed status as part of Russia following the referendum, the future of the Tatars is a big question mark. VICE News’ Simon Ostrovsky spent some time with Tatars in Simferopol in the week leading up to the referendum to get their side of the story. https://news.vice.com/video/tatar-nation-the-other-crimea

Vise har även publicerat sitt 21 reportage från Ukraina krisen.

Ukraine’s ultra-nationalist Right Sector movement has been extremely active during the Euromaidan protests, but Kiev is now moving to disarm the group. On Monday, one Right Sector member instigated a shootout outside a restaurant. Three people were injured, including a city official. In response, riot police surrounded the Dnipro Hotel, which the group was using as their headquarters. The group was forced to vacate the building without its weapons and move to a base outside Kiev. Simon Ostrovsky of VICE News was there as events unfolded. https://news.vice.com/video/russian-roulette-the-invasion-of-ukraine-dispatch-twenty-one?trk_source=homepage-lede

Intervju med General Breedlove som igår varnade om att Ryssland kan anfall inom 12 timmar. Se den 8 minuter långa intervjun med honom på CNN

http://amanpour.blogs.cnn.com/2014/04/02/russia-could-invade-ukraine-12-hours-after-order-says-nato-commander/

Ryssland säger upp kontraktet med Ukraina om att få ha den ryska militärbasen på Krimhalvön.

Klart de måste skicka en formell uppsägning. Finns ju risk annars att Ukraina hade skickat en hyresavi… http://en.itar-tass.com/russia/726401

Nya JAS kan se stealth-plan

Nya Gripen E ska kunna upptäcka smygflygplan på avstånd. Saabs stridsflygplan hamnar därmed i toppklass med den mest avancerade radartekniken i världen. Bolagets chefstestpilot bekräftar upp­gifterna, men säger att skarpa prestandatester återstår.

http://www.nyteknik.se/nyheter/fordon_motor/flygplan/article3817265.ece

Russia Tells U.S. To Chill Out, ‘Practice Yoga’

“Russia’s deputy foreign minister accused the U.S. of having ”childish tantrums” in response to the annexation of Crimea and joked Thursday that Americans should “practice yoga” and watch sitcoms in order to help them chill out”

“Ryabkov said: “What can we suggest to our American colleagues? To spend more time outdoors, practice yoga, separate their food groups and perhaps watch comedies on television.”

That would be better than getting worked up, he said, because the situation will not change and ”childish tantrums, tears and hysterics will not help matters.”

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ukraine-crisis/crimea-crisis-russia-tells-u-s-chill-out-practice-yoga-n70706

Hela intervjun med honom kan du läsa här http://www.interpretermag.com/russian-foreign-ministry-says-us-should-do-yoga-and-stop-worrying-about-crimea/

Ordkriget mellan Ryssland och Nato fortsätter

Ryssland kräver att Nato skall förklara vad de håller på med. De bryter ju reglerna genom att flytta trupp till östra Europa…

”We have posed these questions to the North Atlantic Alliance. We are expecting not just any answer but an answer fully respectful of the rules we have coordinated,” sa utrikesminister Lavrov idag.

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_03/Russia-asks-NATO-to-explain-its-plans-to-mount-military-presence-in-Eastern-Europe-expects-detailed-answer-Lavrov-6813/

Natos svar blev följande

” NATO denied on Thursday it was violating an agreement with Russia by boosting its forces in eastern Europe and accused Moscow of ”violating every principle and international commitment it has made” by occupying Ukraine’s Crimea region.”

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/03/us-ukraine-crisis-rasmussen-idUSBREA321D320140403

Kartläggning av olje- och gasledningarna över Europa

En intressant artikel och en fantastisk karta över oljeledningarna i Europa publiceras idag på http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-03/gazprom-s-910-billion-gaffe-shows-putin-economy-waning.html

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