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The Time Factor: Possible Avenues of the Conflict in Ukraine

Vostok Battalion's training camp in Donetsk region
Vostok Battalion's training camp in Donetsk region

The self-defense forces in Donbass likely do not have the capability to win. Kiev will simply outlast the republic’s fighters. Ukraine still has many mobilization resources. The most important thing for self-defense fighters is not to win the war but rather not to lose it. Read more ...

via Valdaiclub
29 Jul 2014

On Washington's Ukrainian Fiasco: "Who Is The Real Problem Here?"

In just 800 words Pat Buchanan exposes the sheer juvenile delinquency embodied in Washington’s current Ukrainian fiasco. What motivates Putin seems simple and understandable. He wants the respect due a world power. He sees himself as protector of the Russians left behind in his “near abroad.” He relishes playing Big Power politics. Histor [...] Read more ...

via Zerohedge
29 Jul 2014

Russia has violated arms treaty by testing cruise missile: US

The United States has found that Russia violated a 1987 arms control treaty by testing a ground-launched cruise missile, a senior US official said late Monday. The finding comes in a 2014 report that concluded Russia was in violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, which barred it from possessing or producing cruise missiles with a [...] Read more ...

via Yahoo
29 Jul 2014

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The Moscow Times offers everything you need to know about Russia: Breaking news, top stories , business, analysis, opinion, multimedia, upcoming cultural events. Read more ...

via Themoscowtimes
29 Jul 2014

Don't add to President Putin's catastrophe

One thing the European Union lacks is a united foreign policy, as has been all too evident in its response to the crisis in Ukraine. Although it was the desire of a majority of Ukrainians to join the EU – not now, but eventually – that triggered the crisis in the first place, the EU itself has failed to decide how it should respond to the awkwa [...] Read more ...

via Independent
29 Jul 2014