Posts Tagged ‘ Sergei Lavrov ’

Spies, lies and video taken

Apr 27th, 2014 | By

THE Ukrainian drama becomes ever darker. Armed rebels who hold the eastern Ukrainian town of Sloviansk today paraded seven captured European military officers whom they have held since Friday. They were introduced by the self-proclaimed mayor, Vyacheslav Ponomarev. In an extraordinarily dignified performance Colonel Axel Schneider from Germany said: “We are not prisoners of war,…


Ukraine crisis: Geneva talks produce agreement on defusing conflict

Apr 17th, 2014 | By

US, Russia, Ukraine and EU agree measures including end of violence, disarming of illegal groups and amnesty for protesters Julian Borger The US, Russia, Ukraine and the European Union have agreed a plan aimed at defusing the gathering conflict in eastern Ukraine. At a meeting in Geneva which began with low expectations but led to…


EU-US axis under strain in Ukraine crisis

Apr 16th, 2014 | By

By Andrew Gardner April 16, 2014 US further advanced than divided EU on next stage of sanctions against Russia. The European Union is struggling to stay in step with the United States as together they attempt to face down Russia over its interference in eastern Ukraine. While the US is looking to ratchet up sanctions…


The Putin Doctrine: Myth, Provocation, Blackmail, or the Real Deal?

Apr 15th, 2014 | By

LILIA SHEVTSOVA When it comes to explaining Russia’s Ukrainian adventurism, the West has attempted to hide behind a wall of myths and hope its problems will just go away. Publishes on April 14, 2014 There are all sorts of reasons to be stunned and perplexed today. Stunned by the reintroduction of the fears and phobias…


You Tube Shatters Russian Lies About Troops In Ukraine: Putin Denies To Obama

Apr 15th, 2014 | By

Paul Roderick Gregory April 14, 2014 “The Russian President, Vladimir Putin, rejected in a telephone conversation with U.S. President Barack Obama charges that his regime stands behind the separatist unrest in Ukraine. These are speculations that rest on imprecise information, according to President Putin.” Statement of the Putin Administration, April 14, 2014 The facts are…


Ukraine’s Defense Dilemma

Apr 14th, 2014 | By

Posted by: JUDY DEMPSEY MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014 Just days before U.S., EU, Ukrainian, and Russian diplomats meet in Geneva to discuss the crisis in Ukraine, pro-Russian militiamen are rushing to establish facts on the ground in Eastern parts of the country. Their actions are creating a hugely difficult dilemma for Kiev. On April 12…


From Chess Player to Barroom Brawler

Mar 15th, 2014 | By

There’s increasing evidence that Vladimir Putin is dangerously drunk on power — and reckless. BY MARK GALEOTTI MARCH 14, 2014 It is too easy to forget that beneath Vladimir Putin’s glossy and faintly plastic exterior of chilly abstraction beats the heart of a truly red-blooded homo sovieticus. While Russian airborne forces gather at airfields near…


After Yanukovych, Maidan’s Next Fight Will Be To Preserve a Ukraine Safe for Minorities

Feb 25th, 2014 | By

By Amelia Glaser February 25, 2014 12:00 AM Russia has likened the protests to pogroms, but Jews have joined the movement because what’s at stake is an independent future Kiev’s Maidan Nezalezhnosti—Independence Square—is a 20-minute walk from where I lived a decade ago. I was a graduate student, researching the historical interaction between the region’s subcultures—especially…


Ukraine Protests Surge Before Yanukovych Meets Putin

Dec 16th, 2013 | By

By Daryna Krasnolutska, Kateryna Choursina and Olga Tanas Dec 16, 2013 4:59 AM ET Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych goes to Russia tomorrow for talks on a trade deal as anti-government protests over his decision to scupper a European Union cooperation pact show no sign of ending. Hundreds of thousands joined competing demonstrations of the anti-government…