Tag: Crimea

Why CIA, NSA can’t spy on Putin?

Tuesday, 01 April 2014 Earlier this month, as Russia began its move in Crimea, U.S. spy agencies reportedly found a worrying silence in the spot where they were listening most attentively — the digital space around Russian President Vladimir Putin and his military brass. As the Wall Street […]

If Russia Gets Crimea, Should Germany Get Kaliningrad?

By Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber Mar. 20 2014 21:29 Vladimir Filonov / MTA view of the Gothic-style Konigsberg Cathedral in Kaliningrad, Russia. In the tug-of-war between Russia and the West, some states are apparently more equal than others when it comes to correcting “mistakes” of the past. In his speech to the nation on Tuesday, President Vladimir […]

Turchynov Demands Self-Proclaimed Crimean Authorities Free All Hostages, Stop Provoking Ukrainian Troops By 21:00 On Wednesday

(19:32, Wednesday, March 19, 2014) Турчинов3 Ukrainian News Agency Parliament Speaker/acting President Oleksandr Turchynov has demanded that the self-proclaimed Crimean authorities free all hostages and stop provoking Ukrainian troops by 21:00 on Wednesday, the acting president’s representative office announced in a statement. “If all provocations against Ukrainian troops […]

Ukraine (cyber) war in full swing

2014-03-17 07:29 Kiev – With cyber attacks already launched against Crimean separatists, the Kremlin and Nato, the ground war may not have started in Ukraine but computer warfare is already raging. In recent days – and with increasing intensity on Sunday – a virtual war has commenced in […]

Former Soviet borders are being reconsidered

16.03.2014 The Crimea precedent will make us look differently at similar issues in the Former Soviet Union. The problem was incited by Soviet authorities who loosely drew administrative boundaries between different regions. There are many of those who “suffered” from such actions, including, primarily, Transnistria, Karabakh, South Ossetia […]

Poland evacuates consulate in Crimea: foreign minister

March 08, 2014 03:37 PM WARSAW: Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski  said on Saturday Poland  had evacuated its consulate in Ukraine’s Crimea  due to disturbances by Russian forces. Sikorski said on Twitter: “Because of continuing disturbances by Russian forces there, we have reluctantly evacuated our consulate in Crimea, […]

Warning shots fired to turn monitors back from Crimea

KIEV/SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine (Reuters) – Warning shots were fired to prevent an unarmed international military observer mission from entering Ukraine’s Russian-occupied Crimea on Saturday, as new confrontations between Russian and Ukrainian troops raised tension ever higher. Russia’s seizure of the Black Sea peninsula, which began about 10 days ago, […]

3 South Ukrainian Cities Want to Join Crimea – Lawmaker

– Mykolaiv, Kherson and Odessa Tensions in Ukraine’s Crimea (Archive) © RIA Novosti. Taras Litvinenko 02:47 04/03/2014  SIMFEROPOL, March 4 (RIA Novosti) – A senior Crimean lawmaker said on Monday that representatives of three southern Ukrainian administrative capitals expressed willingness to become a part of the autonomous republic […]

Does the West need a war against Russia? Pravda

EEV: It appears they made this move, because they perceive the Western Powers as weak. They are already projecting additional scenarios for a possible violent escalation.   – The U.S. Sixth Fleet headquartered in Naples may enter the Black Sea, but it has to pass through the Dardanelles and […]

U.S. intelligence under fire over Ukraine

EEV: From an intelligence analyst standpoint this was lunacy, and unbelievably stupid. 1. You fund a rebellion without anticipating various out comes or geopolitical destabilization 2. You use a bulk of intelligence assets fixated on domestic surveillance instead of potential adversaries 3. Pentagon officials for years were warning […]

Ukraine says communications hit, MPs phones blocked

By Pavel Polityuk and Jim Finkle KIEV/BOSTON Tue Mar 4, 2014 5:39pm GMT   KIEV/BOSTON (Reuters) – Ukraine’s telecommunications system has come under attack, with equipment installed in Russian-controlled Crimea used to interfere with the mobile phones of members of parliament, the head of Ukraine’s SBU security service […]

Russian warships cross Bosphorus: report

REUTERS Ukraine Navy’s flagship, the Hetman Sahaidachny frigate, sets sail in the Bosphorus on its way to Black Sea in Istanbul. REUTERS/Murad Sezer   Istanbul – Two Russian warships crossed Turkey’s Bosphorus Strait early Tuesday headed towards the Black Sea, Turkish media reported. The reported ship movements came […]

Secret documents accidentally shown to photographers that revealed Britain would not support military action against Russia ‘do NOT reflect Government’s final decision’ says Hague

After the blunder, No10 considers sanctions: Cameron orders ‘broad spectrum’ of possible actions against Russia to be drawn up Cameron’s adviser Hugh Powell left file on display to photographers Document revealed Britain will not impose sanctions against Russia Will not support military action against the country either, it […]

Turkey Scrambles Fighter Jets Over Russian Plane

Possible new front opens in Ukraine-Russia standoff, which has escalated with Russian missile tests and shots fired in air. – Eight F-16 fighter jets were scrambled in the event By Ari Yashar First Publish: 3/5/2014, 1:13 AM F-16 fighter jet (file) Flash 90 As the Ukrainian-Russian standoff has […]

4 Reasons Putin Is Already Losing in Ukraine

EEV: Time magazine has never been wrong before, or has it? As Russia’s Ukraine power play reaches boiling point in Crimea, there are clear signs a Russian invasion may be a disaster for its architect, President Vladimir Putin By Simon Shuster / Simferopol @shustryMarch 03, 2014 –Mikhail Klimentyev […]