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Putin seeks normalization of relations with West

Posted by seumasach on April 19, 2014

Nothing should impede normalisation of Russia’s relations with the West: Putin

South China Morning Post

19th April, 2014

President Vladimir Putin on Saturday said nothing should impede the normalisation of relations between Russia and the West, after ties hit a post-Cold War low due to the stand-off over Ukraine.

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Kiev: Military operation in Ukraine southeast to go on despite Geneva agreement

Posted by seumasach on April 18, 2014

Ukrain’s illegal but acting government doesn’t seem that reliable, no doubt being hostage to “non-existent” neo-fascist groups. Oh well, time for more sanctions against Russia.

RT

18th April, 2014

Despite calls for a peaceful dialogue in the document on Ukraine adopted in Geneva, the coup-imposed Ukrainian Foreign Minister said it will not affect the “anti-terrorist” operation in the East of the country and the troops will remain there.

 

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Putin, Erdogan talks

Posted by seumasach on April 18, 2014

Turkish PM Erdoğan and Putin discuss Ukraine crisis, Crimean Tatars and energy

Hurriyet Daily News

18th April, 2014

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday discussed the turmoil in Ukraine and the situation in Crimea, including the Crimean Tatars, as well as energy ties.

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CIA director in Kiev searching for missing mercenaries

Posted by seumasach on April 16, 2014

Voltairenet

16th April, 2014

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov revealed that CIA director John Brennan was in Kiev last weekend. One of his advisors told the newspaperVzgliad that Brennan had not come to oversee the “anti-terrorist” operations conducted by the Ukrainian authorities, but to seek information and rescue twenty Greystone Ltd mercenaries of whom there has been no news.

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Insurgents in Kramatorsk in armored personnel carriers fly Russian flag

Posted by seumasach on April 16, 2014

Raniah Salloum, the foreign affairs editor of Spiegel Online, reports that he “just saw tanks that switched side[s] in #kramatorsk. Now anti Kiev.”Raniah Salloum, the foreign affairs editor of Spiegel Online, reports that he “just saw tanks that switched side[s] in #kramatorsk. Now anti Kiev.”

Kyiv Post

16th April, 2014

Journalists on the ground in the city of Kramatorsk in northern Donetsk Oblast are reporting that armored personnel carriers are driving around flying the Russian flag.

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No doubt that Russia behind unrest in Ukraine – Hague

Posted by seumasach on April 14, 2014

Hot-head Hague here scuppers any hopes that the Brits have learnt anything from the debacle in Syria and continues to dig himself into a very deep hole.

Reuters

14th April, 2014

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Russia says east Ukraine must have say in preparing referendum

Posted by seumasach on April 14, 2014

Orlando Sentinel

14th April, 2014

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Ministry Sergei Lavrov said on Monday Ukraine’s Russian-speaking eastern regions should be involved in drafting the constitution that should be put to a referendum, mooted by Kiev, on the type of state Ukraine should be.

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Ukraine accepts referendum on regional autonomy

Posted by seumasach on April 14, 2014

Ukraine Acting President: Not Opposed to Referendum on Regional Autonomy

WSJ

14th April, 2014

A day after threatening a full-scale military operation to drive pro-Russian militants out of a string of eastern Ukrainian cities seized over the weekend, the country’s acting president offered an apparent olive branch Monday, saying he wasn’t opposed to a countrywide referendum on possibly granting regions greater autonomy.

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Moscow calls for UNSC meeting

Posted by seumasach on April 14, 2014

“The western sponsors of the Maidan government, especially those who witnessed the Agreement [of 21 February] and are backed by the US, have to curb their out of control wards, they have to make them break away from the neo-Nazis and other extremists…”

Moscow slams Kiev’s military op order as ‘criminal’, calls for UNSC meeting

RT

13th April, 2014

Russia has called on the UNSC and OSCE to urgently consider the crisis in Ukraine, saying that the announcement made by the Kiev authorities on Sunday to mobilize military forces to put down protests in the south-east of the country is a ‘criminal order.’

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Press Kit on Human Rights in Ukraine

Posted by seumasach on April 14, 2014

Voltairenet

Source: Oriental Review

12th April, 2014

The situation of human rights in Ukraine has deteriorated markedly since the pro-NATO coup. While the Western media turn a blind eye to this every day reality,Oriental Review highlights thirty particularly significant incidents, revealing that the street is in the hands of Nazi thugs who beat up and kill people with complete impunity.

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The Sympathy Problem

Posted by seumasach on April 9, 2014

The Atlanticist Spiegel magazine laments widespread German support for Russia over the Ukraine crisis and puzzles over why they wouldn’t wish to support a neo-nazi coup in Kiev.

Is Germany a Country of Russia Apologists?

Spiegel

31st March, 2014

Should the West chart a course of confrontation with Russia following Moscow’s annexation of Crimea? Many prominent Germans aren’t so sure. Sympathy for Russia is alive and well in the country.

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