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Kiev engages with Moscow

Posted by seumasach on December 10, 2014

Whilst Cod War 1 was a tragedy, Cold War 2 is definitely a farce. While Kiev talks to Moscow for purposes of survival, the clowns running the West talk sanctions. The proponents of globalisation  want to retreat into their bunkers now that globalisation is no longer going their way. Still, there is hope that this sorry spectacle may be brought to an end if Wagenknecht’s remarkable Bundestag speech is anything to go by.

Moscow Forces Ukraine to Seek Coal from Novorossiya

Russia Insider

6th December, 2014

Kyiv has started talks with Russia as well as with Russian-backed rebels in East Ukraine in order to source electric power and coal, as Ukraine’s national grid faces a critical shortage of fuel, Ukraine’s new energy minister Volodymyr Demchyshyn said on December 4.

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South Stream cancellation disaster for Europe

Posted by seumasach on December 3, 2014

Europe May Face ‘Disaster’ Due to South Stream Cancellation: Czech Company


2nd December, 2014

MOSCOW, December 2 (Sputnik) – The consequences of scrapping the South Stream gas project could be disastrous for some European states, the marketing director of Czech gas company Vemex told Sputnik Tuesday.

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Putin cancels South Stream-engages with Turkey

Posted by seumasach on December 1, 2014

Putin: Russia forced to withdraw from S. Stream project due to EU stance


1st December, 2014

Russia is forced to withdraw from the South Stream project due to the EU’s unwillingness to support the pipeline, and gas flows will be redirected to other customers, Vladimir Putin said after talks with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Putin rejects ‘dollar dictatorship’

Posted by seumasach on November 25, 2014

tin: Russian Economy Won’t Be Dominated by ‘Dollar Dictatorship’

Sputnik News

14th November, 2014

MOSCOW, November 14 (Sputnik) – Russia plans to leave the “dollar dictatorship” of market oil prices and turn to using the country’s national currency and the Chinese yuan, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday.


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Putin just made the most important speech of his career

Posted by seumasach on October 29, 2014

“Anyone looking to Putin to lead some great crusade against the US is on the evidence of this speech going to be disappointed.  As some have noticed, what he actually wants from the US is not conflict but cooperation.”

The West Should Listen More Closely

Alexander Mercouris

Russia Insider

29th October, 2014

Last Friday, Vladimir Putin delivered the single most important speech on foreign policy since he became President of Russia in 2000.  Mikhail Gorbachev said he thought it was the best, and most significant speech Putin has ever made.

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Putin calls for ceasefire in Gaza Strip

Posted by seumasach on July 11, 2014

Voice of Russia

11th July, 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed the need to stop the armed confrontation in the Gaza Strip, in a telephone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Kremlin press service reported. “A detailed discussion took place on the sharp escalation of the situation in the Gaza Strip and the south of Israel. The Russian side stressed the need for a speedy end to the armed confrontation, which has led to numerous casualties among the civilian population,” the Kremlin’s statement reads, noting that the conversation, which also touched on further bilateral contacts between the two countries, was initiated by the Israeli side.

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Putin slams US, says Europe ‘natural partner’

Posted by seumasach on July 2, 2014


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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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.


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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Moscow to play negotiator, Riyadh holds the keys

Posted by seumasach on June 22, 2014

These perspectives are consistent with Obama’s statement to the  effect that ” the key to both Syria and Iraq is going to be a combination of what happens inside the country… and us laying down a more effective counterterrorism platform that gets all the countries in the region pulling in the same direction.” They are also consistent with the Blair/Annan call for co-operation with Russia, China, Iran and Saudi to resolve the crisis.”


22nd June, 2014

A flurry of diplomatic activity is occurring between Riyadh and Moscow over not only Iraq but Syria. Russia is seeking to play the role of negotiator on all questions and Saudi Arabia holds the keys. If successful, Russia stands to gain substantially at the expense of the United States. The Kingdom engagement policy with the Russians may indeed produce peace dividends and further alter the geopolitical landscape.

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Putin offers Iraq’s Maliki ‘complete support’

Posted by seumasach on June 21, 2014

Daily Star

20th June, 2014

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday offered Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki Moscow’s total backing for the fight against jihadist fighters who have swept across the Middle East country.

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Seek economic ties with Russia

Posted by seumasach on June 3, 2014

Jamaica Gleaner

3rd June, 2014

It has inspired little or no official attention in Kingston or otherCaribbean capitals, perhaps because policymakers are skittish over the stand-off between the West and Russia caused by the Ukraine affair.

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