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Don’t ask for whom bell tolls, it tolls for Russia sanctions

Posted by seumasach on January 31, 2017


Asia Times

31st January, 2017

Three things stand out in the respective readouts on the phone conversation between US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. One, they do not contradict each other in content, while the Russian readout is a more detailed version.

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Russia, US edging nearer to agreement on Alleppo

Posted by seumasach on August 15, 2016


15th August, 2016

Russian military officials say Moscow is close to reaching an agreement with Washington on how to coordinate fight against militants in Syria’s war-ravaged city of Aleppo.

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Turkey no longer an obstacle to the US-Russian cooperation in Syria

Posted by seumasach on July 22, 2016

Sputnik News

22nd July, 2016

There are clear signs that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is leaving the anti-Russian coalition and will no longer be an obstacle to the US-Russian cooperation in Syria championed by Secretary of State John Kerry and his counterparts, Professor Stephen F. Cohen notes.

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Many Americans regard ceasefire in Syria as defeat

Posted by seumasach on February 29, 2016


28th February, 2016

MOSCOW, February 28. /TASS/. Many Americans regard the ceasefire in Syria as a defeat, Chairman of the State Duma committee for foreign affairs Alexey Pushkov said.


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The USA and Russia become allies in Syria

Posted by seumasach on February 15, 2016

Thierry Meyssan


15th February, 2016

The meeting of the International Syria Support Group seems to have marked the takeover of the Syrian situation by the White House, to the detriment of the « neo-conservatives » and the « liberal hawks ». The final declaration imposes supervision of the UNO by the US and Russia, which removes Jeffrey Feltman from his prerogatives. It imposes free circulation of humanitarian aid and the end of hostilities. The formula chosen legitimises Russian military action, not only against the al-Nusra Front and Daesh, but also against Ahrar el-Sham and Jaysh el-Islam. However, the declaration does not mention the Franco-British project for the creation of a pseudo-Kurdistan.

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Obama changes tack on Russia, calls up Putin

Posted by seumasach on January 15, 2016


Asia Times

14th January, 2016

The US President Barack Obama sprang a New Year surprise on his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin by telephoning him Wednesday night. It was a double surprise since the Russian New Year Holiday Week is ending on Thursday, January 14, and Obama rarely makes such gestures; and, secondly, the call signified a virtual U-turn just a day after the US president had made some unfriendly remarks about the Kremlin’s policies and caricatured Russia as undermining the international system.

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Ukraine implodes, options dwindle

Posted by seumasach on January 25, 2014

“The West sees ahead a crucial juncture in post-Cold War era for countering what it perceives as Moscow’s strategm to pit Eurasian integration against European integration. 
Moscow maintains that the two integration processes can co-habitate and can have overlapping geo-strategic space, but Europe rejects that notion, which it equates as acquiescence with Russian hegemony in Eurasia.” 


Indian Punchline

25th January, 2014

Ukraine is on the boil. The anti-government protests have become confrontational and have drawn blood in the past few days. President Viktor Yanukovich has been so far insisting that a change of leadership is possible only through the presidential election scheduled for March 2015, but that stance has come under growing pressure.

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Syria opposition slams Russia plan as ‘political manoeuvre’

Posted by seumasach on September 10, 2013

Fall-out from the US-Russian entente over Syria will be coming thick and fast. Firstly, of course, from that unhappy band, the Syrian “rebels” now in despair over Obama’s “useless procrastination”.

Daily Star

10th September, 2013

BEIRUT: Syria’s main opposition group denounced as a “political manoeuvre” a Russian plan to head off threatened punitive US airstrikes on Syria by destroying the regime’s chemical weapons.

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US, Russia will pause and play

Posted by seumasach on August 13, 2013


Indian Punchline

The best outcome of the ‘2 plus 2′ — foreign ministers plus defence ministers — Russian-American meeting in Washington on Friday could be, arguably, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s disclosure that the US side “confirmed” at the meeting that President Barack Obama did not cancel but merely postponed his ‘bilateral’ with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, which was expected to take place in Moscow early September during his Russia visit in connection with the G20 at St.Petersburg.

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Kerry couldn’t set Moscow River on fire

Posted by seumasach on May 9, 2013

“the US shifted its position on the core issue; namely, its demand that the Assad regime should quit as a prelude to any dialogue.” 


Asia Times

9th May, 2013

The foreplay of Russian-American high-level exchanges can be very revealing. This time too the two sides indulged in some robust shadow play in the run-up to the overnight “working visit” of the United States Secretary of State John Kerry to Moscow on Tuesday.

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Dennis Kucinich calls for US/ Russia cooperation

Posted by smeddum on November 25, 2008

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