Tag: Russia

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 […]

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 […]

French debut warship built for Russia

Published: Thursday, March 6, 2014, 12:01 a.m. France says it has no plans to scrap the defense deal. It needs the jobs. The Vladivostock, designed to strengthen Russia’s ability to deploy troops, tanks and helicopter gunships, leaves Saint Nazaire harbor in France… David Vincent / Associated Press The […]

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 […]

RT reacts to Liz Wahl’s resignation

EEV: None of us could figure out why she took a job for the Russian government to start with, if she knew the history of her employer. Published time: March 06, 2014 01:14                                                                              Liz Wahl During a live broadcast on Wednesday, RT America presenter Liz Wahl announced she […]

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 […]

Kiev agitators ‘trained in Poland’ claims Putin

04.03.2014 16:09 President Putin claimed on Tuesday that “well prepared” and organized protesters in Kiev who brought down the Yanukovych regime were “trained in Poland and Lithuania”. In his first in-depth comments since the Russian parliament gave the green light for military action in Ukraine on Saturday, Vladimir […]

Unexpected maneuvers in Kaliningrad oblast, Russia

Posted by wachmistrz_Soroka Published: Monday, March 3, 2014. 14: 02: 17  More than 3.5 thousand. soldiers of the Russian Baltic fleet began maneuvers within the framework of the tactical exercises of the Coast Guard-gives the Polish Radio. Unannounced maneuvers take place on land. Take part in T-72 tanks […]

EU to help Ukraine pay Russian gas bill

EEV: ? 04 Mar   2014 Brussels (AFP) The European Union will help Ukraine pay the $2.0 billion it owes to Russian gas giant Gazprom, a top official said Tuesday, as part of an aid package reportedly worth more than one billion euros. EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said […]

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 […]

Russia Tries to Woo Back Moldova

By Christian Neef As Moldova prepares to sign an Association Agreement with the European Union, Russia is stepping up attempts to keep the country in its fold. It has found some willing helpers in the country. If Mihail Formuzal had his way, the revolution in Kiev never would […]

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 […]

Russian test-fires intercontinental ballistic missile

– The Russian defense ministry reports the test-firing of a Topol RS-12M intercontinental ballistic missile Tuesday night as anti-US provocation DEBKAfile March 4, 2014, 9:47 PM (IST) The Russian defense ministry reports the test-firing of a Topol RS-12M intercontinental ballistic missile Tuesday night as anti-US provocation. DEBKAfile: The […]

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 […]