Poroshenko Tells IMF Ukraine Now Needs $50 Billion As Fascist Militias Threaten Kiev

By: Thursday January 22, 2015 9:39 am

Out of the Mouths of the Neo-Nazis: Dumb and Dumber in Ukraine. http://t.co/MEcDiL4TL5 pic.twitter.com/7GFma33Qgh — CounterPunch (@NatCounterPunch) January 21, 2015 Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko has reportedly told the IMF his country now needs $50 billion to shore up its finances. Ukraine already reached a bailout agreement with the IMF in April of last year for [...]

Iraqi Vice President Nouri al-Maliki Calls Fall In Oil Prices “Economic War”

By: Tuesday January 20, 2015 7:35 am

Nouri al-Maliki, one of the vice presidents in Iraq, told journalists the drop in oil prices was not natural and called it “economic war.” During a visit to a university on January 15, he did not believe low oil prices were a result of market forces. He cited Russia and Iran as two countries affected by low [...]

Vladimir Putin Frontline’s Way

By: Wednesday January 14, 2015 9:55 am

Last November former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley decided to take a chance. At a discussion of US-Russia relations hosted by the Aspen Institute of Ideas he risked his own credibility and said “I’m all in favor of truth, but sometimes doing things without talking about it is a more effective way of achieving your [...]

Can The Putin Opposition Do Better Than Mikhail Khodorkovsky?

By: Tuesday January 6, 2015 10:40 am

Over a decade ago a Russian businessman was convicted and sentenced to prison in Russia for corrupt business practices. The case made international headlines with almost all knowledgeable and fair observers acknowledging that most of the charges against the man were both undeniably political and undeniably true. The Russian businessman was Mikhail Borisovich Khodorkovsky and [...]

Former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley Says CIA Should Arm Ukraine And Lie About It

By: Wednesday November 26, 2014 7:55 am

In a discussion if US-Russia relations hosted by the Aspen Institute of Ideas former US National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley proclaimed that the US government, via the CIA, should send arms to the Ukraine government then lie about it. Hadley made the statement after claiming to value honesty and calling Russia dishonest. The call to [...]

Putin Says Russia Will Not Allow Ukraine To Destroy Separatists

By: Monday November 17, 2014 8:15 am

In strikingly explicit terms Russian President Vladimir Putin said publicly what has likely been Russian policy for some time – Russia will not allow Kiev’s forces to destroy the separatists. The statement came during an interview with German television concerning the conflict in Ukraine and how Russia would respond to new sanctions. Putin framed the [...]

As Ukraine Conflict Heats Back Up Scholars Point To NATO Expansion As Cause Of Tensions

By: Thursday November 13, 2014 8:18 am

Now that NATO has claimed to have seen Russian military equipment entering Ukraine in the past few days and prospects for peace appear elusive some scholars are beginning to analyze how we got here. The charge of a “Russian invasion” was made previously by the government in Kiev, though government officials would not disclose how [...]

Gorbachev Warns Of US ‘Triumphalism’ And ‘New Cold War’ At 25th Anniversary Of Fall Of Soviet Union

By: Monday November 10, 2014 9:58 am

The former leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, used the occasion of commemorating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall to warn that the world was on the brink of a new Cold War. Gorbachev blamed the US and the West for “triumphalism” after the Cold War ended and the eastern [...]

Ukraine Accuses Russia Of Invading Country

By: Friday November 7, 2014 10:17 am

The government in Kiev has accused Russia of invading its territory as tensions escalate in East Ukraine in the wake of the ceasefire collapsing. The ceasefire substantively ended yesterday after an artillery assault in Donetsk led to the death of two teenagers at their high school with both sides pointing fingers at each other though [...]

Ukraine Ceasefire Collapses With Artillery Assault On School

By: Thursday November 6, 2014 9:01 am

The most harrowing morning I've had in Donetsk so far: http://t.co/rGtybhPQq2 AP photos by Mstyslav Chernov — Nataliya Vasilyeva (@NatVasilyevaAP) November 6, 2014 Fighting resumed today in East Ukraine. Artillery fire in the Donetsk region has already killed two teenagers who died when a shell hit their school. The teens were playing soccer on their [...]

Russia Recognizes Separatist Elections In East Ukraine

By: Monday November 3, 2014 7:53 am

#Quote of the day on #Ukraine separatist elections: pic.twitter.com/3Whh1xe2tU — CFR (@CFR_org) November 3, 2014 Russia has recognized controversial elections that occurred in the separatist regions of Donetsk and Luhansk and called on the government in Kiev to stop military action in order to negotiate with those who won the elections. Vote results from the [...]

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