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UN confirms flight of Ukrainian refugees to Russia

Posted by seumasach on July 11, 2014

Russia Beyond The Headlines

9th July, 2014

Russia’s United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has confirmed Federal Migration Service (FMS) data indicating that around half a million Ukrainian citizens have fled from the conflict in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions of eastern Ukraine to Russia.

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French celebs blast EU-US trade treaty

Posted by seumasach on July 11, 2014

The Local

10th July, 2014

One hundred of France’s leading luminaries have launched a campaign to oppose Europe’s negotiations with the United States that would create a massive free trade zone. The group are worried about a lowering of “social standards”, as well as tainted American food products

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France lashes out against US dollar

Posted by seumasach on July 9, 2014

…calls for ‘rebalancing’ of world currencies

RT

7th July, 2014

The French government wants to break the monopoly the dollar has on international transactions after the country’s largest bank, BNP Paribas, was slapped with a record $9 billion fine and a 1-year dollar trading ban.

 

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A Euro-BRICS joint statement on the Ukrainian crisis

Posted by seumasach on July 8, 2014

Europe Solidaire

25th June, 2014

Le Comité de rédaction de Europe-solidaire approuve et signe cette déclaration. Soit par ordre alphabétique Jean-Paul Baquiast, Luc Brunet, Jean-Claude Empereur, Christophe Jacquemin, François Vadrot

We 1) the undersigned members of civil society in Europe and the BRICS (academic professors and researchers, think-tank leaders, journalists, business representatives, civil society representatives), declare our common worry about the trends currently at play resulting from the crisis in Ukraine. These trends are affecting the international community, threatening the sovereignty of Ukraine and the independence of Europe mainly, triggering an unwelcome polarisation of the international system and impacting an always fragile geopolitical balance.

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India welcomes BCIM initiative

Posted by seumasach on July 4, 2014

India okay with BCIM, wants details on China maritime silk road

Times of India

30th June, 2014

BEIJING: India today backed China’s initiative to build a regional economic corridor also linking Bangladesh and Myanmar, but sought more details from Beijing about its plans for a Maritime Silk Road (MSR) before deciding to take part in the endeavour.

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Saudis brace for ISIL blowback

Posted by seumasach on July 4, 2014

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

4th June, 2014

The deployment of additional 30000 Saudi forces on the border with Iraq underscores that in Riyadh’s perception, a protracted conflict has erupted across the border and it wants to insulate itself from fall-outs. It’s inconceivable that Saudis want to take advantage of the growing anarchy in Iraq to grab some territory across the border. Nor is it the Saudi style to render help to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant [ISIL] directly across the border; the Jordanian route has served the purpose so far.

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The Risk of a Ukraine Bloodbath

Posted by seumasach on July 4, 2014

Will Good Sense Prevail?

Ray McGovern

Counterpunch

3rd July, 2014

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko – by thumbing his nose at the leaders of Russia, Germany and France as they repeatedly appealed to him to renew the fragile ceasefire in eastern Ukraine – has left himself and his U.S. patrons isolated, though that’s not the version of the story that you’ll read in the mainstream U.S. press.

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Putin slams US, says Europe ‘natural partner’

Posted by seumasach on July 2, 2014

EUBusiness

1st July, 2014

(MOSCOW) – President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday described the conflict in Ukraine as the culmination of Western efforts to contain Russia and sought to play Moscow’s “natural partner” Europe against the United States.

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American military advisers are masterminding Ukraine’s surge against pro-Russian separatists

Posted by seumasach on July 2, 2014

No, this is not from RT, Voltairenet or Global Research but Britain’s good old Daily Mail! Talk about losing the propaganda war!

American military advisers are masterminding Ukraine’s surge against pro-Russian separatists in a bid to expand Nato further east, claims Moscow

Daily Mail

2nd July, 2014

America is masterminding Ukraine’s military surge against pro-Russian separatists in a bid to expand Nato further east, it was today claimed.

Military advisers have flooded into the country and are now embedded with Kiev’s forces, according to one of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s top security experts.

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Ukraine rivals ‘prepared to restore ceasefire’

Posted by seumasach on July 2, 2014

Caught between massive European pressure and the wrath of the Ukrainian fascist cadre screaming for war in the Maidan, Poroshenko is between a rock and a hard-place. Something must give way and it can only be the SS nostalgics whose time has gone.

Anadolu Agency

2nd July, 2014

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and separatist leader Alexander Borodai have both said they are prepared to observe a ceasefire if conditions are agreed.

Poroshenko said on Tuesday that Kiev would hold a truce if the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) monitored security along a de facto border with eastern Ukraine, all hostages were released and both sides laid down their arms, according to a statement on his official website.

 

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Putin accuses US of ‘blackmail’ on French bank fine

Posted by seumasach on July 2, 2014

The European leadership is now desperate for Russia to help extract them from their own mess in Ukraine especially as their Frankenstein, the neo-fascist forces in Ukraine, is now threatening Poroshenko with a new revolution. The State Department continues to overplay its hand and has become a global laughing-stock. If their goal was to force a wedge between Europe and Russia then their strategy has badly backfired. As predicted, Sikorski will not be Ashton’s succesor: the Euro neo-cons are in disarray and retreat.

EUObserver

2nd July, 2014

BRUSSELS – Russia has accused the US of using bank fines to “blackmail” France on arms sales, amid Western division on Ukraine.

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