Obama Says Still Thinking About Sending Weapons Into Ukraine, Merkel Opposed

By: Monday February 9, 2015 12:06 pm

US may supply defensive weapons to #Ukraine if diplomacy fails, President Obama says http://t.co/FknHXRCtCa pic.twitter.com/zaGorAZ1Iy — BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) February 9, 2015 In a joint press conference today with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Obama said he had yet to make a decision related to sending US weapons into Ukraine. The president’s decision comes [...]

Merkel And Hollande Go To Moscow, White House Wonders Aloud If Putin Has Asperger’s

By: Friday February 6, 2015 12:42 pm

Debate on arming #Ukraine divides @BrookingsFP? Well, it's certainly generating much debate around here. http://t.co/saAjXWOAwP — Brookings FP (@BrookingsFP) February 6, 2015 The Very Serious People just got more seriously ridiculous. While German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande are in Moscow trying to work out a peace deal, the spokesman for the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Ukraine And Separatists Sign Ceasefire

By: Friday September 5, 2014 7:40 am

Ukraine's President Poroshenko confirms envoys in Minsk have signed agreement on ceasefire, comes into effect on Friday — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) September 5, 2014 The government in Kiev and separatists in East Ukraine have signed a ceasefire to go into effect today 3 pm EST GMT. The ceasefire, if it holds, could help end [...]

NATO Prepares Spearhead Force As Putin Claims Could Take Kiev ‘In Two Weeks’

By: Tuesday September 2, 2014 4:57 am

"The World is Isolating Russia" (ht @ajarvis8) pic.twitter.com/fiilEUBxZ9 — ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) September 1, 2014 NATO, in response to an unnamed threat that is most certainly Russia, has begun developing a 4,000 strong spearhead reaction force that can enter the field of battle within 48 hours. The force is expect to be ready to be [...]

Ukraine Seeks NATO Membership As Putin Addresses Separatists As ‘New Russia’

By: Friday August 29, 2014 7:51 am

In a desperate and potentially catastrophic move, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk has asked the parliament in Kiev to assist in gaining Ukraine membership in NATO.  If Ukraine successfully petitions to become a member of NATO then Ukraine could be ground zero for a nuclear war between Russian and NATO forces. Under the rules of [...]

Under Sanctions American Sales To Russia Increase

By: Wednesday July 30, 2014 7:00 am

POTUS Re Ukraine: Russia should understand we will continue to support the people of Ukraine due to their ties with Europe and US — U.S. Dept of Defense (@DeptofDefense) July 30, 2014 Though the US government helped overthrow the elected government in Ukraine and is arming forces in Kiev, it can not make the economic [...]

After Election Kiev Launches Brutal Assault On East Ukraine

By: Tuesday May 27, 2014 5:59 am

After the results of Sunday’s election handed victory to Ukrainian oligarch Petro Poroshenko a brutal assault began on East Ukraine by Kiev. Videos and photos from the attack show numerous dead civilians in East Ukraine apparently killed as a result. The central area of the attack seemed to be the airport in Donetsk which faced [...]

West Ukraine Elects Oligarch President, East Stays Home

By: Monday May 26, 2014 5:36 am

.@KyivPost calls #UkraineVotes elections for Poroshenko pic.twitter.com/uUrlYIOV4M — Maxim Eristavi (@MaximEristavi) May 25, 2014 On Sunday Petro Poroshenko, a pro-EU billionaire known as the “Chocolate King” from his candy business, was elected president by voters in the western part of Ukraine. Poroshenko is one of Ukraine’s powerful oligarchs and appears to have enough of a [...]

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