Air patrols and warships in Baltic and eastern Mediterranean will be increased to reassure Nato members in eastern Europe.
The Guardian, By Julian Borger, & Paul Lewis, April 16
Washington – Nato has announced it is stepping up its presence around Russian borders to reassure eastern European member states, in an effort also aimed at [...]
Sorry if you don’t watch Game of Thrones on Sunday nights, you might not get the title reference. Suffice it to say, without needing to give a spoiler alert, that there’s vengeance and there’s payback.
The Globe & Mail / Reuters, By Pavel Polityuk & Thomas Grove, April 12
Kiev/Moscow – Armed separatists took virtual control of a city in eastern Ukraine on Saturday and Kiev prepared troops to deal with what it called an “act of aggression by Russia”.
Pro-Russian activists carrying automatic weapons seized government buildings in Slaviansk [...]
Vlad-the-Invader has been decisive in his reaction to NATO’s attempt to push the borders of Russia west of the Urals and to lose Russia’s only warm water port.
With Russia’s history that decisiveness should have been expected, and we wonder if the US neocons had a plan which included contingencies for that action and the [...]
Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov pens a “Comment is free”…
The Guardian – The profound and pervasive crisis in Ukraine is a matter of grave concern for Russia. We understand perfectly well the position of a country which became independent just over 20 years ago and still faces complex tasks in constructing a sovereign state. [...]
BBC, March 30
US Secretary of State John Kerry has announced no breakthrough on Ukraine, following four hours of “frank” talks with Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.
Mr Kerry said he told Mr Lavrov that the US still considered Russia’s takeover of Ukraine’s Crimea region to be “illegal and illegitimate”.
He said he had stressed that [...]
Returning weapons according to RT.com and Putin calling Obama. It’s all about sanctions and credit cards.
Reports from al arabiya seems legit.. USA claims 30,000 however.
The toppling of Ukraine’s pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych and the takeover of the Crimean region by Russia has captured headlines around the world. Western nations including Australia have condemned Russia’s moves. At a function on March 4, former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton told the audience that “if this sounds familiar, it’s what Hitler [...]
Washington Post, By Carol Morello, Will Englund & Griff Witte, March 22
Belbek, Crimea — Russian forces used at least four armored vehicles to break into an air base here, seizing control of one of the last Ukrainian military outposts in Crimea.
After an hours-long tense standoff between Russian and Ukrainian forces, gunfire and explosions [...]
The White House announced today that the site for the Obama Presidential Library will be built in multiple cities, with multiple wings to the library, to continue the momentum of bipartisanship started under the Obama Administration.
A White House spokesman said :
We’re providing the list of cities and wings we can identify. In keeping [...]
Someone buy this poor destitute man a shirt, please!
The morons in Conservativeville have been braying their lust for President Putin, the overweight exhibitionist who shoots sedated tigers and calls himself a hunter (no wonder rightwingers love him: he shoots guns at defenseless animals then calls himself a man). In turn, they call Obama [...]
What country has a lower birthrate than London or Paris? Answer after the break.
Putin: ‘In our hearts we know Crimea has always been an inalienable part of Russia’
Al Jazeera, March 18
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Crimean leaders Tuesday signed a decree on the annexation of the strategically located peninsula by the Russian Federation, and the measure will be sent to parliament later in the day for [...]
Deadly clashes continue in Ukraine for second day
The Hindu, By Vladimir Radyuhin, March 15
Ukraine accused Russian forces of invading a village in Crimea on Saturday and vowed to use “all necessary measures” to stop the attack.
The Ukraine foreign ministry said about 80 Russian troops, backed by four helicopter gunships and three armoured [...]