Russia–Ukraine Ceasefire Talks End With No Agreement


Ukrainian Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov (4L), Russian presidential aide Vladimir Medinsky (2R) and other members of the both delegations enter a hall for the talks in Belarus’ Gomel region on Feb. 28, 2022, following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Sergei Kholodilin/AFP via Getty Images)

Negotiations between Russian and Ukrainian officials in a third country on Feb. 28 yielded no results, officials said after the talks concluded.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky sent top officials as intermediaries as Russian and Ukrainian forces continued battling in Ukraine, including near major cities such as Kyiv. The negotiations were held in Belarus, which has allowed Russian forces to pass through during the war.

Mykhailo Podolyak, a top adviser to Zelensky, told reporters after talks broke off that the primary aim was to discuss a ceasefire.

“The parties have determined several priority topics on which certain decisions have been envisioned,” Podolyak said. “The parties are returning to their capitals to have the possibility to implement these decisions. The parties have discussed the possibility to hold in the nearest time a second round of negotiations where these issues will get to be practically developed.”

Podolyak later took to Twitter, writing: “Negotiations are difficult. However, without any obligatory ultimatums already. Unfortunately, the Russian side is still extremely biased regarding the destructive processes it launched.”

Vladimir Medinsky, who headed the Russian delegation, said the five-hour talks included finding points of agreement on unspecified various agenda items and featured an agreement to continue negotiations.

“The next meeting will take place in the coming days at the Polish–Belarusian border. There is already a relevant agreement. Before the meeting, both delegations, the leaders of both delegations, will consult with their countries’ leadership concerning their negotiation positions,” Medinsky said.

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Head of the Russian delegation Vladimir Medinsky speaks to media after talks between delegations from Ukraine and Russia in Belarus’ Gomel region on Feb. 28, 2022. (Sergei Kholodilin/AFP via Getty Images)
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Ukrainian negotiator Mikhailo Podolyak speaks to media after talks between delegations from Ukraine and Russia in Belarus on Feb. 28, 2022. (Sergei Kholodilin/AFP via Getty Images)

In Washington, Ned Price, a spokesman for the U.S. State Department, said the United States supports Ukraine attempting to reach a diplomatic resolution to the conflict, but said it would be difficult to hammer out a pact while fighting was ongoing.

Russian troops, on Putin’s orders, entered Ukraine on Feb. 24 and have moved toward Kyiv in the intervening days.

Fighting has taken place around Kyiv, Kharkiv, and other major cities.

As the negotiations took place, other officials appeared at the United Nations in New York.

Sergiy Kyslytsya, the Ukrainian ambassador to the U.N., told the assembled representatives that the U.N.’s General Assembly “should be vocal in demanding from the Russian Federation to stop its offensive against Ukraine as an act of aggression against a sovereign and independent state.”

The assembly should demand Russia immediately and unconditionally withdraw its troops from Ukraine and reverse the recognition of portions of eastern Ukraine as independent, he said, as well as recognizing “the treacherous role of Belarus” in the conflict.

Vassily Nebenzia, Russia’s ambassador to the U.N., later said the crisis was precipitated by the actions of Ukraine, including flouting obligations under the Minsk agreement reached in 2014.

“Our Western colleagues have shamelessly inundated the country with weapons, have sent to the country instructors and effectively incited Ukrainians, who are facing a 120,000 strong military contingent, and prompted them to engage in armed provocation against the Donbas,” he said, referring to one of the regions, adding that Russia’s army “does not pose a threat to the civilians of Ukraine, is not shelling civilian areas and areas and cities where Russian armed forces have taken control, and these areas are seeing citizens living their lives normally.” SOURCE


Ukrainian MP: ‘We are not only fighting for Ukraine, we are fighting for the New World Order’ by Leo Hohmann


Ukrainian member of Parliament Kira Rudik stated in an interview over the weekend with Fox News that she and her fellow Ukrainian citizens are not only fighting Russia to save their own country but to save the “new world order that includes all the other democratic countries.”

Of course “democratic” is in the eye of the beholder. Canadian PM Justin Trudeau says he’s for “preserving our Democracy” too, even while he was locking truck drivers out of their bank accounts and towing their trucks away to be expropriated by the state. The truckers’ crime? They did not agree with Trudeau’s Covid vaccine mandates and mask mandates.

Joe Biden and his handlers also remind us daily that he is fighting to save America’s democracy even as his Department of Justice brands entire swaths of the population who criticize his Covid policies as potential terrorists simply because they don’t like his Covid mandates or speak out against election fraud in the 2020 election.

This is the “democracy” heralded by the proponents of the Great Reset, aka new world order. And that’s what Ms. Rudik says her people in Ukraine are fighting to preserve. The entire interview is interesting but pay particular attention in the segment that runs from the 1:43 mark to 2:05 mark.

Ukraine is a complicated nation with a complicated history. 
All we are getting in America is the slanted coverage from the corporate-owned, state-run mainstream media along with, hate to say it, often just as slanted views from the American conservative media. And from what I have been watching over the last four days, these media outlets seem to be pushing the narrative toward all-out war with Russia. This could lead to a nuclear exchange but they don’t care. 

They are gearing all their coverage right now around “poor Ukraine,” having to defend their borders with housewives and old men carrying AK-47s.

I’m not saying there’s not some of that going on, or that such actions are not commendable. What I am saying is that there is much more to the story that we are not being told.

The mainstream corporate media’s main method of slanting the story is not always in what they are telling you but what they are not telling you. Rather than give you both sides and let you make up your mind which seems right to believe, they want to force-feed you only the narrative that supports an agenda. And right now that agenda is war.

Ukraine is one of the most corrupt nations in the world and is a large purchaser of U.S. military arms. So don’t think they have nothing but rusty old AKs with which to fend off the Russians.

Ukraine has for years been a center of child sex trafficking, as reported in 2015 by Huffington Post.

Ukraine is home to a slew of U.S.-funded biolabs. What are those labs doing and what is their current status? We’d like to know but we hear crickets from the media.

Historically, the land known as Ukraine has always been a fault line between East and West, one that is always simmering and periodically boils over into violence. 

Ukraine has only been an independent nation since 1991 but the history of this land around Kiev holds all the characteristics of a killing field. Part of the problem is a familiar one: You have three people groups who are all related but do not like or trust each other, yet found themselves forced to live together in a single nation after the fall of the Soviet Empire. No house divided against itself can stand. Not for long.

Stalin starved to death an estimated 14.5 million Ukrainian peasants between 1932 and 1933 through his forced collectivization program, stealing their land and giving it to his communist comrades who didn’t know how to farm it.

As the venerable Dr. Vernon Coleman writes, and I agree, war was always going to be needed to forcibly implement the Great Reset. And volatile Ukraine is the perfect place to start it.

For a taste of Ukraine’s brutal history as a place populated by back-biting, disgruntled family members, I share the following information provided by the Orthodox Church (this came from the Church’s Youtube channel in a post from Saturday, Feb. 26. I did not change any of the content but did clean up some of the grammar as English is not the first language of the Orthodox hierarchy. Also know that this history is from the Russian and Eastern Ukrainian perspective, so I’m not necessarily endorsing it, all I am doing is sharing it because every dispute has two sides to the story and we in the West are only hearing one side right now in an all-out, politically motivated propaganda assault).

We tried to avoid the painful subject of war in Ukraine but there were just too many comments and questions coming. We are forced to comment on the subject. First, the war did not start three days ago, it started back in 2014, at the Maidan Revolution that was sponsored by the Western powers to topple the pro-Russian government.

Most don’t know the history of Ukraine. The country is made up of three groups of people.
The first are central Ukrainians who are neutral and have mixed feelings about both the West and Russia, most of them speak Russian.

The second group are southern and eastern Ukrainians who speak Russian and consider themselves to be Russian mostly. They live in Odessa, Crimea, Donbas and Kharkov.
The third and smallest group are western Ukrainians, who are extremely Russophobe and have their center in Lvov, and they are not Orthodox. They are mostly Roman Catholics Uniates or Latin Rite, and they do not speak Russian. They speak Ukrainian, which is so similar to Russian that many think it is more a matter of different dialects. These western Ukrainians are mostly leftovers from once powerful Poland that competed with Russia for control of Ukraine. 

This unnatural union of three different-minded groups of people was created by Lenin for the first time 100 years ago. And therefore we have a civil war for the last eight years and it is not the first one.

Millions of Russian-speaking Ukrainians were killed by western Ukrainians during Hitler occupation of Ukraine. Historically Ukraine was only Kiev and the lands that surround it. Ukraine in both Russian and Ukrainian literally means “Border land.” 

So to be Ukrainian would mean to be Borderian. And, indeed, Ukraine became the border (a fault line) of many competing superpowers. 

But it is a historical fact that Russian Christian culture started in Kiev, but Russians failed to spread to the West so they went to the East and moved their political power to Moscow and St. Petersburg.

During the Second World War, Western Ukrainians for various reasons joined Hitler to fight the USSR, and to this day, Western Ukraine remains a lair of neo-Nazism and Banderism (named after Bandera, the Ukrainian Nazi leader).

The new pro-Western government that was established in 2014, has banned Russian language in public and has unleashed neo-Nazi Banderists across Kiev, and Russian-speaking Eastern and Southern Ukraine. They even managed to burn 39 Russian-Ukrainians alive in Odessa’s Trade Union Hall. These events triggered a war in eastern Donbas region and led to Crimea’s separation.

For eight years, war in Eastern Ukraine lasted. killing 14,000 people, mostly Russian speaking civilians.

In 2018, Ukraine ended its strategic partnership agreement with Russia and says it wants to enter NATO. Russia being a superpower does not want US-NATO troops and missiles in Ukraine, and that is why we have this tragic invasion.

Both Ukraine and Russia belong to the Jurisdiction of the Russian Orthodox Church. The Patriarch of Russia, Cyril, is in a very bad position, because both Ukrainian Orthodox Church and many Ukrainian soldiers are under his spiritual care.

If he condemns the invasion that could end the eight-year war and Russophobe and anti-Orthodox government, he does no good to his people in Ukraine and the Church. But if he embraces war he abandons many central and western Ukrainians who are loyal to the Moscow Patriarchate but are willing to defend the current Ukraine, and also many who are just conscripts. 

Let us all pray for the speedy end of this eight years long war. operates 100 percent on reader contributions and is not beholden to any corporate ads or sponsorships. You may send donations of any size c/o Leo Hohmann, PO Box 291, Newnan, GA 30264, or via credit card below.

Does Vlad Putin Believe He is the Orthodox Messiah?

My husband and I were talking earlier today about Vlad Putin. We were remembering how in the past decade, Putin had spoken about the U.S. and other western countries having no moral compass. He spoke about the Russian Orthodox Church. We agreed that we had never seen this side of the former KGB agent.

So when I saw this article from Canada Free Press today, we talked about what we remembered, and it seemed to give credence to the subject of this article.


Apocalypse Kiev: In biblical religions there are essential elements of prophetic and messianic symbolism involving past and future events tied into the important apocalyptic events. This is true of Judaism, Catholicism, Eastern Orthodox, Protestant and Muslim beliefs. Vlad Putin, after gaining ultimate power, supposedly had a Christian religious experience causing him now to wear a crucifix. But leftism, with its humanist conceit, is still prone to savior delusions. For example, British father of socialism, atheist industrialist Robert Owens, founded the socialist Utopia of New Harmony, Indiana – then came to believe he was the necessary messiah:

The second guiding force in Owen’s life was messianism and a belief in the eventuality of an earthly millennium. Yet he was openly anti-religious. He saw himself in a messianic role with a personal responsibility for causing the millennium (i.e., a New Moral Order) to come to pass.

Putin’s Ukraine Move Meant to Reestablish Eastern Christianity

Kiev is Putin’s Jerusalem: If Putin badly wants Kiev, it may be because he believes this is his Russian Eastern Orthodoxy’s Jerusalem. And if Putin looks everywhere on earth and only sees corruption, he could be framing his crusade in the notion that Russia will save the earth by this Church playing its proper role. See, “Saint Vladimir: Is there a religious angle to the invasion of Ukraine? One of the theories going round with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is that Putin wants to revive the grandeur of the Great Russian Empire or the Soviet Union at least. Another theory taking roots is Putin’s quest to re-establish the Russian Orthodox Church.” Folks, all conquerors seek to justify their conquests. It’s not so crazy a theory.

Russian Messiahs: But now the West is so irreligious, Putin’s religion is obscured. So the question is – Does Putin’s religious goals mean to build up his motherland’s Christianity? Being a Russian messiah may be something in the water. Famed Russian composer Scriabin believed he was the messiah, all 5 feet of him. In 2013, a Russian of Chelyabinsk city changed his name to Yeshua Ben Maryam Al-Masih, or in Hebrew “Jesus Son of Mary, Messiah”. Former traffic cop Sergei Torop, aka Vissarion, of the Church of the Last Testament, a Siberian Jesus was arrested September 2021.

Killing for God: Now, if Putin sees himself as a Christian, how would he justify killing others in the name of God? Putin must first see himself as a tool in the hands of God. The Old Testament itself commands some military actions for Yahweh, such as the killing of the Amalekites, Israel’s original enemies whom Israel was commanded to destroy in Deuteronomy 25. Although, claiming to be a Christian warrior does not, in itself, justify any killings, but false on its face.

Russia’s Conversion: According to tradition, Russia converted to Christianity before the year 1,000 AD, as described in Putin’s Spiritual Destiny, where pagan leader Vladimir converted:

Returning to Kyiv in triumph, Vladimir proceeded to summon the whole city to the banks of the river Dnieper for a mass baptism. The year is 988. This is the founding, iconic act of Russian Orthodox Christianity. It was from here Christianity would spread out and merge with the Russian love of the motherland, to create a powerful brew of nationalism and spirituality. In the mythology of 988, it was as if the whole of the Russian people had been baptised. Vladimir was declared a saint. When the Byzantine empire fell, Russians saw themselves as its natural successor. They were a “third Rome”.

Charlemagne: Russia was then de-Christianized during the Communist purges where ministers were tortured and killed and Russian Orthodox Church became a mouthpiece for the Marxist state. But who is Putin’s role model to guide his nation towards establishing, or rebuilding a Christian Russian state? Well, Charlemagne, aka Charles the Great is consideredthe greatest leader in European history. Charles combined faith, education and support for the poor, warfare, conversion by sword, and brilliant kingdom building. So Putin no doubt venerates Charles. See BBC description:

Charlemagne spent the early part of his reign on several military campaigns to expand his kingdom. In 800 a rebellion against Pope Leo III began. Charlemagne went to his aid in Rome and defeated the rebellion. As a token of thanks, Leo crowned Charlemagne on Christmas Day, declaring him emperor of the Romans. Charlemagne introduced administrative reforms, establishing key representatives in each region and holding a general assembly each year at his court. He standardized weights, measures and customs dues, improving commerce and made crucial legal reforms. Consolidating Christianity throughout his vast empire, he persuaded many eminent scholars to come to his court for a new library of Christian and classical works.

Brother Vlad? So, is Putin a sincere Christian? Does he therefore seek to see Christianity’s triumph? On the one hand, most will claim the question doesn’t matter. But contra, what if he is a sincere, if no doubt heretic Believer who is trying to rebuild the Holy Russian Empire to further the faith? That might be valuable information, nonetheless – although sad to see Ukrainians slaughtered to achieve his epiphany. In fact, we reject the lie one Christian nation must slaughter another in God’s name.

Putin Facts: But putting what we know together of what Putin believes is important. 1st, that Russia is a Christian nation. 2nd, that Ukrainians are Russian people and “Ukraine” itself does not exist. “Since time immemorial, the people living in the south-west of what has historically been Russian land have called themselves Russians.” 3rd. Russia has a right to reassemble the former USSR, including Ukraine.

Fourth, that Putin sells himself in the media as a Russian political messiah. 5Th, that Putin believes it’s up to him to reassemble the Christian world, maybe to save society. 6th. It’s possible that Putin thinks he is crucial for the 2nd Coming, or is an actual Messiah. 7Th, that everything Putin does, including all the deaths he cause, is justified to achieve this work is wholly godly spiritual killings. But it’s all a Christian work for Putin, sincere or as simply a pose, as one writer states:

Many people don’t appreciate the extent to which the invasion of Ukraine is a spiritual quest for Putin. The Baptism of Rus is the founding event of the formation of the Russian religious psyche, the Russian Orthodox church traces its origins back here. That’s why Putin is not so much interested in a few Russian-leaning districts to the east of Ukraine. His goal, terrifyingly, is Kyiv itself. Many people don’t appreciate the extent to which the invasion of Ukraine is a spiritual quest for him.

Religion + Blood: As a false religion, Marxism did present the Russian Revolution as a messianic event. But Putin puts together a religious and violent message which certainly reflect him as son of an atheist and Christian.

In the last year, Putin has spoken about a “nuclear apocalypse” more than any Western leader has over the last decade, causing some to speculate that he may be threatening NATO and the United States. But Putin has blamed the risk of a catastrophic outcome on the West, framing Russia’s hypothetical use of nuclear weapons as revenge or retaliation. Alexander Dugin, the leader of the Eurasia movement and arguably the Kremlin’s chief ideologist, calls Putin “katechon,” an Orthodox leader who prevents the “kingdom of the Antichrist,” which he defines as a combination of Western “globalization, post-liberalism and post-industrial society.”

Another writer notes Putin’s religious conceits:

Putin’s transformation into a messiah-like figure wedded to a cult of the state has been illuminated in recent days. He is nurturing a new Leviathan set in a grim bedrock of revanchist conservatism. Armed with a belief in his historical destiny, Putin is acting more strongly and boldly. He is crossing red lines, sacrificing achievements like the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline and exposing the economy to draconian western sanctions. Serving the “sacred state” reduces his personal culpability and frees him to act without restraint. But it also makes it much more challenging for others to deal with him. We are witnessing Putin’s increasing isolation, arrogance and disregard for decency.

Apocalypse Kiev: Some claim Putin fulfills a prophecy of the Apocalypse: “Rabbi Elijah of Vilna handed down a prophecy: “When you hear that the Russians have captured the city of Crimea, you should know that the times of the Messiah have started, that his steps are being heard.” So if Putin seeks to reunite Russia for the sake of saving the human race by Christianity, or simply to pave the wave for the 2nd Coming, he’s not afraid to throw a few thunderbolts around to get there faster. Source


‘Question All Of It’ – The Current Western Propaganda For Ukraine Is Epic In Scale: The Battle for our Minds

Brethren, this is the deception of which I have been speaking in my latest posts. It’s virtually impossible to know who to believe. The media is fed propaganda and they regurgitate it to gullible viewers and readers.

We are blessed who are born again believers in Christ. I thank Him every day for His love and His protection. He gives us understanding. His Word says:

“Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.” 

(Daniel 12:10)


When we shared yesterday that all interested observers should be very wary of the information from media sources around Ukraine, there was a reason for that.  Question everything. Take nothing at face value.

If you have never experienced the propaganda push surrounding war, the totality of the inbound bullsh*t can be destabilizing, overwhelming and unnerving.  It’s one of the reasons why CTH doesn’t share immediate information.  Everyone has an agenda.

Everything we are seeing in U.S. media surrounding U.S. interests in Ukraine is a massive propaganda operation with the headquarters in the U.S. State Department and U.S. intelligence community.  The sense of sympathy you are feeling is part of an intentionally manipulative operation from within this DC matrix.

The images, pictures, videos, speeches, soundbites and the cinematography broadcast by U.S. corporate media are all purposefully intended to create a very specific outlook within the American people toward the issues in Ukraine.  The leftist United Nations, and the leftist U.S State Dept, will work together on this just like they have done in the prior examples (Ukraine 1.0, Libya, Egypt, etc.).

It is very easy to become a victim of psychological warfare intended to manipulate our opinions.


The White House, which means the total globalist effort, tipped their hand earlier last week when they defined “strategic power” and their outlook toward winning the battle for the mind.  Everything is about writing a script, creating a narrative, building a “better story,” where the globalists are the heroes.   In essence, the “strategic power” battle is for your mind…

…”Ultimately, the goal of our sanctions is to make this a strategic failure for Russia; and let’s define a little bit of what that means. Strategic success in the 21st century is not about a physical land grab of territory; that’s what Putin has done. 

In this century, strategic power is increasingly measured and exercised by economic strength, by technological sophistication and your story – who you are, what your values are; can you attract ideas and talent and goodwill? And on each of those measures, this will be a failure for Russia.”

Everything in modern warfare is storytelling.

Question all of it.

The stories of the 13 guards on an island telling the Russian naval ship to <f> off… yeah, it was a lie (turns out they surrendered). The “Ghost of Kyiv” pilot, the lady with the sunflower seeds etc., now all recognized as lies and propaganda.  And do not expect it to stop, because it won’t. Thus, the nature of warfare for your mind.

How Can I be Saved?