Posts Tagged ‘Crimea’

Vladimir Putin’s Secret Weapon

(Media Release) Every day, the red line ticks up and down. Some weeks it trends higher, others lower. It measures the most important vital sign of Russia’s body politic: the popularity of Vladimir Putin. In the Kremlin they call it the reiting—the Russian pronunciation of rating—and the reiting rules supreme over all of the nation’s […]

Russia’s other war in Eastern Europe

(Media Release) In the early stages of Russia’s initially covert invasion of Crimea last year, a woman outside the parliament in Simferopol told a Maclean’s reporter why she thought so little of the protesters in Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital, who had forced the departure of Ukraine’s pro-Russian president, Viktor Yanukovych, days earlier. They had been […]

Ukraine’s Poroshenko warns of ‘full-scale’ Russia invasion

(Media Release) President Petro Poroshenko has told MPs the military must prepare to defend against a possible “full-scale invasion” from Russia, amid a surge of violence in eastern Ukraine. Russia has denied that its military is involved in Ukraine, but Mr Poroshenko said 9,000 of its troops were deployed. Clashes involving tanks took place in […]

#BBCTrending: Canada and Russia in Twitter fight over map

(Media Release) Russia posted this map in response to Canada’s Twitter jab This is Russia. This is “not Russia”. That’s the message the Canadian Nato delegation tweeted, in map form, to Russian soldiers “who keep getting lost and ‘accidentally’ entering Ukraine”. “Geography can be tough,” it notes snarkily. On Tuesday Ukraine released video of Russian paratroopers […]

Russian image has deteriorated – World Service poll

(Media Release) People’s views of Russia have strongly deteriorated since last year, according to the latest 24-country poll for the BBC World Service. The poll, which was mostly conducted before the crisis in Crimea, showed people were more negative about Russia in the past year than they had been at any time since the poll […]

Nato mulls response to Russian actions in Ukraine

The only thing to take action on is to kick Russia out of the security council, they are responsible for the mess in Syria and now in Ukraine, how much does it take to get UN/NATO to take the proper action, in the meantime Putin has nothing but contempt for the UN leadership, and quit frankly […]

Special police shot Kiev protesters, inquiry says

(Media Release) Ukraine’s special police were behind the killings of dozens of anti-government protesters in Kiev in February, a government inquiry says. Interior Minister Arsen Avakov told reporters 12 members of the Berkut police had been identified as snipers, and three of them had been arrested. He presented what he said was new evidence from […]

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