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  • NATO Establishes a Safe-Zone to Counter Russia

    05/21/2016 7:53:41 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 14 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | Saturday, May 21, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    This week NATO Foreign Ministers agreed to build-up forces to contain what they see as a more aggressive and unpredictable Russia. This will be the biggest build-up of NATO forces since the end of the Cold War, its purpose, to contain Russia with a defensive posture. "Deter and Dialogue" The NATO strategy is to move more troops into eastern European countries to reassure allies they will not be abandoned if Russia should decide to repeat operations that created the Ukraine crisis. In a press conference, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg told reporters: "We will discuss how NATO can do more to...
  • Garry Kasparov: The Price of Inaction in Ukraine (Obama & Europe Chose Not to Stand up to Putin)

    07/18/2014 11:20:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Time ^ | July 18, 2014 | Gary Kasparov
    Obama and Europe chose not to stand up to Vladimir Putin — now we're seeing the terrible toll. There are many questions still to be answered about what happened to Malaysian Air flight MH17 over Eastern Ukraine. I will limit myself to what is known to a reasonable doubt based on the evidence and statements that have been provided by numerous officials in the 36 hours since the tragedy. Nearly 300 innocent lives were lost when flight MH17 was shot out of the sky with a surface-to-air missile. The missile was launched from an area in Eastern Ukraine controlled by...
  • The world through the eyes of Russian state television

    05/16/2014 9:41:15 PM PDT · by Mike Darancette · 10 replies
    Radio Free Europe via Free Speech Debate ^ | April 04, 2014 | Robert Coalson, a Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty correspondent, covering Russia, Ukraine, Belarus,
    Have you heard about the nefarious Polish general who made Napoleon invade Russia? No? You must not have been watching Rossia-1 television on March 31. According to a documentary aired on Russia’s main state-run channel, General Michal Sokolnicki’s goal was the dismembering of the Russian Empire and the establishment of a Greater Poland extending from the Baltic to the Black Sea, buffered from a rump Russia by a series of garrison states.
  • US: Russia has 'days, not weeks' to follow accord

    04/21/2014 7:16:57 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 26 replies
    AP Bigstory ^ | 4-21-2014 | NEDRA PICKLER and JULIE PACE
    Russia has "days, not weeks" to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S. diplomat in Kiev warned Monday as Vice President Joe Biden launched a high-profile show of support for the pro-Western Ukrainian government. Russia in turn accused authorities in Kiev of flagrantly violating the pact and declared their actions would not stand. Biden, the highest-ranking American official to visit Ukraine during its conflict with Russia, planned to meet with government officials in the capital of Kiev on Tuesday. The vice president also planned to announce new technical support to help the...
  • Russia prepares bill on foreign asset freeze in reply to sanctions – Senator

    03/05/2014 10:19:17 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 34 replies
    RT ^ | 3-5-2014 | RT
    A top Russian lawmaker has revealed he is working on a bill that would freeze the assets of European and American companies operating in Russia in reply to Western economic sanctions. The chairman of the upper house committee for constitutional law, Andrey Klishas, is sure that Russia must have an enough leverage to deal with the threat of sanctions coming from foreign countries.A team of lawyers are currently preparing a separate federal bill that would allow the Russian president and government to confiscate foreign owned property in Russia, including assets belonging to private companies, the senator told the RIA Novosti...
  • Ukraine crisis: Pro-Russia troops fire warning shots in Ukraine

    03/04/2014 1:40:18 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 13 replies ^ | March 4, 2014 | AP
    Vladimir Putin ordered tens of thousands of Russian troops participating in military exercises near Ukraine's border to return to their bases as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was on his way to Kyiv. Tensions remained high in the strategic Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea with troops loyal to Moscow fired warning shots at protesting Ukrainian soldiers. It was not clear if Putin's move was an attempt to heed the West's call to de-escalate the crisis that has put Ukraine's future on the line. It came as Kerry was on his way to Kyiv to meet with the new Ukrainian leadership...
  • Medvedev Says $882M Ukraine Gas Debt Situation 'Critical'

    10/30/2013 2:08:44 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 6 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | 10/30/2013 | Alexander Panin
    Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Tuesday that the situation regarding payments by Ukraine for Russian gas was “critical,” during a meeting at his suburban residence concerning payment for gas deliveries. Ukraine owes Gazprom $882 million for August gas supplies, said Alexei Miller, the head of Russia’s gas giant, earlier Tuesday. “Ukraine has already reacted. They said there were problems with payment for gas, but they were not critical. But I think that … they are critical,” Medvedev said, Interfax reported. “We are very worried about Ukraine’s payments for gas,” Miller said, Itar-Tass reported Ukraine's state oil and gas firm, Naftogaz,...
  • Russia says Ukraine blocking gas for Europe

    01/13/2009 10:16:01 AM PST · by WellyP · 8 replies · 480+ views
    Petroleum World ^ | 13 Jan. 2009 | AFP
    "...Ukraine has blocked all our efforts for transit of gas to Europe ... In these circumstances, we physically can't carry out transit of gas through Ukraine's territory," Gazprom deputy chief executive Alexander Medvedev said, quoted by ITAR-TASS..."
  • Ukraine: free elections, kamikaze president

    03/30/2006 9:58:03 AM PST · by Leo Carpathian · 1 replies · 348+ views
    Open Democracy, UK ^ | March 28, 2006 | Taras Kuzio
    An "orange coalition" is still the most likely outcome of a Ukrainian election won by the revolution's opponent, says Taras Kuzio. ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY: By Taras Kuzio Open Democracy, London, UK, Tuesday, March 28, 2006 Ukraine held its fourth parliamentary elections on 26 March in an atmosphere totally different to earlier elections. President Viktor Yushchenko can be credited with ensuring that it has been Ukraine's first free and fair poll since the country became an independent state in January 1992. The democratic breakthrough initiated by the orange revolution of November 2004-January 2005 has been consolidated. This is in stark contrast...