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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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Europe dragged into a division of the world between debtors and creditors: the United States’ desperate solutions for not sinking alone

Posted by seumasach on April 18, 2014

A new cold war led by the USA has become a fashionable theme. However, core US diplomacy has consistently contradicted such a scenario. The USA, more than Europe, needs to reach out to the BRICS for its own salvation. The problem is that vested interests, the imperial state if you like, continue to rely on a strategy of geopolitical tension. But the CIA, the neo-cons, the Israel lobby, the Military Industrial Complex and their congressional representatives have emerged from the fiascos in Syria, Venezuela and Ukraine embittered and weakened. This should enable Obama to pursue policies in accord with US national interests whereby US retreat from empire is rewarded by inward investment from China and others. For that surplus to be available a new motor of global development must emerge which can only be the Eurasian economic space from Shanghai to Lisbon. The resolution of the Ukrainian crisis, the first step of which was completed at Geneva yesterday, will facilitate this happy development. Certainly Russia and China are emerging as leading global players but their prime goal is geo-strategic partnership with the USA. By an agonised path Obama is positioning himself to reciprocate

LEAP 2020

17th April, 2014

In the present confrontation between Russia and the West over the Ukrainian crisis, the image of the Cold War inevitably comes to mind and the media are obviously fond of it. However, contrary to what it gives us to understand, it’s not Russia that seeks the return of an iron curtain but really the US. An iron curtain separating the old powers and emerging nations; the world before and the world afterwards; debtors and creditors. And this in the crazy hope of preserving the American way of life and the US’ influence over “its” camp in the absence of being able to impose it on the whole world. In other words, go down with as many companions as possible to give the impression of not sinking. 

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Obama, Putin discuss US proposal on Ukraine crisis

Posted by seumasach on March 29, 2014

Anadolu Agency

29th March, 2014

The presidents of Russia and the U.S. discussed a U.S. proposal to end the crisis in Ukraine during a bilateral phone call on Friday initiated by Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to the White House.

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US, Russia kick Ukraine can down the road

Posted by seumasach on March 16, 2014

“The MFA statement also gave the impression that Washington is receptive to the deep anxiety felt in Moscow regarding the ascendancy of ultranationalist Ukrainian groups.” 
“Lavrov sought Washington’s intervention with the authorities in Kiev to curb these radical groups and Kerry apparently responded that the US was acting and its efforts would yield results. Lavrov and Kerry agreed to maintain further “working contacts” on Ukraine.”


Indian Punchline

15th March, 2014

As I wrote in my blog earlier, contrary to the media reports to the effect that the five-hour meeting between the foreign ministers of Russia and the United States in London on Thursday regarding the Ukraine crisis had floundered, the two diplomats have opened a track of serious negotiations.

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Obama makes an offer on Crimea

Posted by seumasach on March 13, 2014


Indian Punchline

13th March, 2014

When a Russia scholar of great repute, Stephen Cohen of New York University, says that the United States is two steps from the Cuban Missile Crisis and three steps from a war with Russia for the first time, things appear grim. Cohen insists, “We need to get a negotiation going on…” (Excerpts)

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US fails to recognise Turchynov

Posted by seumasach on February 24, 2014

So does the U.S. consider Yanukovych deposed and recognize chairman of the Ukrainian parliament Oleksandr Turchynov as the interim president?

“Well, we believe he is the lawfully elected speaker of parliament. The — Mr. Yanukovych had left Kiev and packed up his belongings and left, and his whereabouts are not known. So, he’s certainly not actively leading the country at present.

White House Admits They Can’t Find Yanukovych, Not Ready to Stop Calling Him President


24th February, 2014

White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters today that the U.S. government still doesn’t know where deposed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych is.

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Moscow seeks full-spectrum US engagement

Posted by seumasach on October 4, 2013


Asia Times

4th October, 2013

The high drama of the US-Iran thaw and the diplomatic wrangle over Syria’s chemical weapons cannot hide the ground reality that the nature of the war in Syria is dramatically changing. Moscow grasps this and it may have prompted President Vladimir Putin’s remark earlier in the week that things are moving in the right direction.

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Putin warns US citizens about the consequences of their government’s policies

Posted by seumasach on September 25, 2013

Thierry Meyssan


20th September, 2013

While Washington and Paris announced – without a mandate from the Security Council – that they were preparing to attack a sovereign state and member of the United Nations, Moscow chose first of all to open a diplomatic dialogue, and then to address the people of the United States directly. This unprecedented approach is the best way to avoid rising tension. So what were the Russian President’s arguments?

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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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Russia, US to spearhead Syria peace plan

Posted by seumasach on June 18, 2013


18th June, 2013

LOUGH ERNE, June 18 (RIA Novosti) – Russia and the United States will bear primary responsibility for developing a peace plan for Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday at a press conference following a summit of the Group of Eight major industrial nations in Northern Ireland.

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