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Mar 29 21:51

The BBC on Putin: It's Not the USSR He Hankers after — It's East Germany!

The BBC has published yet another in the unending series of articles that tries to “explain” Putin.

Mar 29 21:46

One civilian killed as Ukrainian troops open fire at civilian car - DPR

One civilian was killed as Ukrainian troops opened fire at a civilian car near the settlement of Shirokino in eastern Ukraine, Eduard Basurin, a spokesman for the defence ministry of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), said on Sunday.

Mar 29 14:00

Vladimir Putin says Russia will fight for the right of Palestinians to their own state

Vladimir Putin has said Russia will fight for an independent Palestinian state, and called for the issues of the Middle East to be resolved through peaceful means.

Mar 29 12:01

Russia Unveils Flying House Project

Mar 29 10:40

France And Germany Finally Realized That The US Went Crazy

American political columnist Paul Craig Roberts was of the opinion that the fanatical anti-Russian propaganda paramilitary Washington filled the front pages of major Western media is a real threat to the world. In the US, obviously crazy, political scientist

http://whatisusa.info/american-political-scientist-france-and-germany-...

Mar 29 09:58

Russia Joins China's Asian Infrastructure Bank

Russia Joins China's Asian Infrastructure Bank, But Doubts Its Power Against IMF

(*I think we're getting a bex washing .)

Mar 29 09:53

Vladimir Putin says Russia will fight for the right of Palestinians to their own state

Vladimir Putin has said Russia will fight for an independent Palestinian state, and called for the issues of the Middle East to be resolved through peaceful means.

Despite international criticism over Russia’s own role in the Ukrainian crisis, Mr Putin was hailed last week by a St Petersburg Cossack group for his ability to “bring order and stop wars”.

In an address to the Arab League summit in Egypt on Saturday, Mr Putin spoke against foreign intervention in countries’ internal disputes and spoke of the role Russia can play in diplomatic channels.

Mar 29 09:51

Vladimir Putin says Russia will fight for the right of Palestinians to their own state

Russian President tells Arab League his country will fight to establish an independent Palestine with a capital in East Jerusalem

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Despite international criticism over Russia’s own role in the Ukrainian crisis, Mr Putin was hailed last week by a St Petersburg Cossack group for his ability to “bring order and stop wars”.
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While Russia openly opposes the stance of US-backed Israel on the Gaza crisis, its position in the Middle East is complicated. Mr Putin is one of Iran’s key allies, but as he spoke on Saturday the core nations of the Arab League engaged in air strikes on the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen.
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Mar 29 09:35

BREAKING: Kiev junta attacks Shirokino near Mariupol

Just got a call from under Shirokino, the enemy went on the attack in Shirokino and a little North of Shirokino towards the village Octyabr. Is this a recon battle or the beginning of a more serious action is unclear. Our guys from the Slavic brigade took on the fight and are repelling the attacks. The concentration for the attack was prepared in the surrounding area, where infantry was amassed at night (mostly "pravoseki" [Right Sector] and the personnel of the "Azov" and "Dnepr") while the representatives of the OSCE during the day "actively" performed the monitoring of the situation..

Mar 29 07:36

Risk of ‘World War’ between NATO and Russia on Ukraine Escalation as Yemen Bombed for Third Day

Geopolitical risk has escalated sharply this week after the Saudi bombing of Yemen and the U.S. House of Representatives voting overwhelmingly for the President to provide offensive weaponry to the Ukrainian army.

Both are likely to result in sharp escalation in tensions between NATO and Russia and see an intensification of war in Eastern Europe and the possibility of a regional war in the Middle East.

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Mar 29 06:00

Donetsk Rebels to Start Own Pension Fund, Pay Retirees Abandoned by Kiev

From April this year, the Donetsk People’s Republic will begin the regular payment of pensions in Russian roubles. This is a result of a decree issued by the head of the DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic), Aleksandr Zakharchenko, according to the Donetsk News Agency.

Mar 28 16:19

Ex-Chancellor Schroeder criticizes Merkel’s Russia policy

German ex-Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder has slammed Angela Merkel’s policy towards Russia, saying he understands Moscow’s foreign policy concerns and sees no reason to fear a possible Russian threat in Eastern Europe.

Mar 28 10:46

Russia & US agree to build new space station after ISS

In a landmark decision, Russian space agency Roscosmos and its US counterpart NASA have agreed to build a new space station after the current International Space Station (ISS) expires. The operation of the ISS was prolonged until 2024.

Mar 28 10:08

Russia: A Diamond in the Rough

Mar 28 09:30

Russia to join China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

Russia is to sign up to the Chinese-led development bank AIIB, first deputy prime minister Igor Shuvalov said Saturday at an international forum in China, cited by Russian news agencies.

Mar 28 08:04

Alleged Russian Coup Attempt Leading to Breach of US / European Alliance

Russian Deputy Evgenii Fedorov alleges that assassination of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was a failed Maidan-style / 'Russian Spring' trigger event to bring chaos to Russia and that Maidan-style Moscow protests were an operation run out of US Embassy

Mar 28 07:58

Polish MPs Finally Admit Ukraine Is Awash with Nationalist Forces

Is Poland finally starting to realise that the Ukraine putsch government they have championed from the start is in fact infested by an ideology that glorifies the actual extermination of Polish citizens in what were horrific war crimes carried out during WW2?

Mar 28 07:55

Report: Ukrainian Oligarch Kolomoysky Robbed Rampantly

The Frankfurter Algemeine Zeitung reported Thursday the 26th, that the Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky, whom Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko recently removed from control over Ukraine’s monopoly oil-transport firm and from being governor of a Ukrainian province, had been using his private army, augmented by forces from Dmitriy Yarosh’s Right Sector party, to rob other oligarchs, especially Ukraine’s richest one, Rinat Akhmetov.

Mar 28 07:13

Ukraines's $3bn debt to Russia puts multibillion dollar IMF package at risk

Ukraine’s $3 billion debt to Russia could undermine the IMF’s four-year multibillion dollar bailout program. If the debt is considered official, it will breach the terms of providing financial assistance, said IMF spokesperson William Murray.

The Ukraine debt includes $3 billion in Eurobonds lent by Russia to the country’s previous government in December 2013. IMF rules say a bailout cannot be provided to a country if it defaulted on a loan from a state institution.

"We have a non-tolerance policy," William Murray told reporters at a news conference on Thursday, adding that Ukraine's debt to Russia should be considered state debt.

"If I'm not mistaken, the $3 billion Eurobond comes from the Russian sovereign wealth fund, so it's official debt," he said.

Mar 28 06:00

Russia & US agree to build new space station after ISS, work on joint Mars project

Roscosmos and NASA are working with each other and other partners on a global roadmap of space exploration

Mar 28 03:42

Distorting Putin’s Favorite Philosophers

Amid the endless demonization of Russian President Putin, David Brooks and other upscale U.S. pundits have taken to misrepresenting the views of several Russian philosophers whom Putin is known to admire, apparently following the theory that whatever Putin likes must be evil.

Mar 28 03:25

Hey Forbes! "How About a Dissenting Russia View?"

Following the Forbes anti-Russia rhetoric or news, the financial markets enthusiast may have trouble discerning fact from fiction. Here's a shout out to editor Steve Forbes, with some disclosures he may not be aware of.

Mar 28 03:13

Another Phase of Ukraine’s Statehood Crisis: US Embassy Involved in Showdown between Tycoons

The Ukraine’s government is losing independence unable to stop the internal fight between the clans of tycoons. For instance, the current stand-off between Ukrainian big business tycoon Igor Kolomoisky, the governor of the Dnipropetrovsk Region (one of the most important regions of the country) and President Petro Poroshenko was stopped only after the US embassy directly interfered to support the head of state. Poroshenko would not dare launch an open attack against Kolomoisky or, all the more, fire him without Washington’s say so.

Mar 27 17:19

Syria "Welcomes" Larger Russia Presence

Following Vladimir Putin's demands for an "immediate cessation of military activities" in Yemen, AFP reports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's comment during a recent interview that "with complete confidence that we welcome any widening of the Russian presence in the eastern Mediterranean and on Syrian coasts and ports," including the port of Tartus. Amid the Western-backed opposition National Coalition's planned boycott of talks, Assad pointedly remarked, "the negotiating parties must be independent and must reflect what the Syrian people want... people would not accept that their future, their fate, or their rules are decided from outside."

Mar 27 14:07

UPDATED: 50 Abrams Tanks Appear to Have Been Sent to Ukraine

Alarms are being raised both on the right and the left in Austria against what appears to be a stealth move by Obama to send what are clearly attack-weapons (called “Bradley Tanks” but actually they look like Abrams tanks) to what appears to be a likely destination in Ukraine, for what seems to be a planned re-invasion by the U.S.-backed Ukrainian forces into the Donbass region of the former Ukraine.

Mar 27 12:19

3 Very Real Reason Why Lower Oil Prices Could Be The Catalyst For World War III

It is no secret that both oil super powers, Saudi Arabia and the current presidential administration of the United States would welcome the replacement of Russian President Vladimir Putin with someone more to their liking.

With Russia’s economy built almost entirely upon oil, the falling prices of oil will most certainly weaken and ultimately threaten the economic health of one of the most powerful countries on the planet.

With the economic hardships of 1998 still fresh in the minds of many Russian citizens, applying strategic pressure by releasing a glut of oil onto the world market is a move that quickly forces oil prices to drop sharply and could easily result in problems at the poll for Putin in the next election

Mar 27 11:05

Syria "Welcomes" Larger Russia Presence

Following Vladimir Putin's demands for an "immediate cessation of military activities" in Yemen, AFP reports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's comment during a recent interview that "with complete confidence that we welcome any widening of the Russian presence in the eastern Mediterranean and on Syrian coasts and ports," including the port of Tartus. Amid the Western-backed opposition National Coalition's planned boycott of talks, Assad pointedly remarked, "the negotiating parties must be independent and must reflect what the Syrian people want... people would not accept that their future, their fate, or their rules are decided from outside."

Mar 27 10:43

Ron Paul: How Will the Yemeni Civil War End?

This idea that we can run an Empire with military threats, missiles, and economic sanctions is a fallacy.

The Civil War in Yemen is rapidly expanding. We have been forced to close our embassy and military base located there. It is now clear that Obama’s optimism for fighting terrorism in Yemen was misplaced. It hardly sets a standard for dealing with constant conflict and chaos throughout the Middle East.

So far the various factions that we have supported over the years have been poor choices, as usual.

Hopefully someday our government officials will wake up. The counterinsurgency doctrine that was supposed to be the answer to all our military shortcomings is a total failure.

Mar 27 09:48

U.S. Ships 50 Abrams Tanks to Ukraine: Europeans Are Furious

Apparently, Obama, though he says he hasn’t made up his mind about whether to send weapons to Ukraine, actually has and is. He now seems to be quietly trashing the spirit though no provision in the Minsk II truce that was arranged by Merkel, Hollande, Putin, and Poroshenko, and signed by the OSCE, Russia, Ukraine, and both of the rebelling former parts of Ukraine, the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Lugansk People’s Republic. Obama now appears to be sending heavy weapons to Ukraine, and thus assisting Ukraine to resume attacking the DPR & LPR.

Mar 27 09:47

Russia warns NATO drills a ‘problem’ as US attack planes buzz Poland

Four US A-10 Thunderbolt II attack planes are taking part in war games in Poland, as the nation expects about 10,000 NATO forces at drills this year. Moscow says the military build-up at Russia’s borders will have a negative long-term impact.

The A-10 aircraft are based in western Poland, at an airbase in Powidz, where they will be involved in a series of training missions until Friday, Polish army spokesman Artur Golawski said, as cited by Reuters.

The planes – designed to attack tanks, armored vehicles and other ground targets – arrived at the 33rd Powidz Transport Air Base on Tuesday, according to The Aviationist. They followed two C-130 Hercules military transport aircraft.

Mar 27 09:45

Pentagon Sending Troops Into Ukraine In April

According to a Department of Defense press release, the Pentagon is sending 290 US service members into Ukraine to train Ukrainian military units in April. The training will reportedly occur in the Ukrainian city of Yavoriv near the Ukraine-Poland border. The US soldiers will be from the 173rd Airborne Brigade based in Vicenza, Italy.

Mar 27 09:22

American Journalist: The CIA Is Afraid To Reveal New Details About The Crash MH17

According to the famous American journalist Robert Parry, central military command has information about the crash of the Boeing 777 Malaysian in the Donets Basin, but is not going to disclose, as they contradict the official version of the US that the airliner was shot down by the militias.

http://whatisusa.info/american-journalist-the-cia-is-afraid-to-reveal-...

Mar 27 08:25

American Journalist: The CIA Is Afraid To Reveal New Details About The Crash MH17

According to the famous American journalist Robert Parry, central military command has information about the crash of the Boeing 777 Malaysian in the Donets Basin, but is not going to disclose, as they contradict the official version of the US that the airliner was shot down by the militias.

http://whatisusa.info/american-journalist-the-cia-is-afraid-to-reveal-...

Mar 27 08:02

Ukraine's Chief Anti-Corruption Official Fired after Uncovering Millions Stolen

Ukrainian State Financial Inspection uncovered 7.5 billion Ukrainian hryvnia (about $0.3 billion now, up to $1 billion at the time) that have been stolen from state funds under the new post-Maidan government

Mar 27 07:20

U.S. Ships 50 Bradley Tanks to Ukraine: Europeans Are Furious

Apparently, Obama, though he says he hasn’t made up his mind about whether to send weapons to Ukraine, actually has and is. He now seems to be quietly trashing the spirit though no provision in the Minsk II truce that was arranged by Merkel, Hollande, Putin, and Poroshenko, and signed by the OSCE, Russia, Ukraine, and both of the rebelling former parts of Ukraine, the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Lugansk People’s Republic. Obama now appears to be sending heavy weapons to Ukraine, and thus assisting Ukraine to resume attacking the DPR & LPR.

Mar 27 06:20

US Declassifies Document Revealing Israel’s Nuclear Program

Smith, who heads the Institute for Research: Middle East Policy, reportedly said he thinks this is the first time the US government has officially confirmed that Israel is a nuclear power, a status that Israel has long been widely known to have despite being undeclared.

In a development that has largely been missed by mainstream media, the Pentagon early last month quietly declassified a Department of Defense top-secret document detailing Israel’s nuclear program, a highly covert topic that Israel has never formally announced to avoid a regional nuclear arms race, and which the US until now has respected by remaining silent.

Mar 27 06:00

How Hillary Clinton Is Responsible for Overthrowing Ukraine and Provoking War with Russia

In this video Luke Rudkowski does deep researching into Hillary Clinton’s connection with her foundation CGI and the current pro western backed Ukrainian government. We get in the field accounts, videos and aerial footage of how Ukraine is now violating the cease fire after it was announced it will get lethal aid by the U.S.

Mar 26 16:52

US delivers Humvees to Ukraine:

Mar 26 15:05

The $160 Billion Cost: Why Ukraine’s Viktor Yanukovych Spurned EU’s Offer, on 20 Nov. 2013

Eric Zuesse
RINF Alternative News

“Burying the lede” is a way that ‘news’ professionals hide or “bury” things while ‘reporting’ on them; and the biggest example of this in modern times occurred when Germany’s Spiegel (Mirror) magazine headlined its cover-story on 24 November 2014, “Summit of Failure: How the EU Lost Russia over Ukraine.” On the magazine’s front cover, it was instead bannered as “Kalte Krieger — Geschichte einer Machtprobe.

Mar 26 14:07

The US House of Representatives Openly Calls for Regime Change in Moscow

The US House Resolution to send lethal arms to Ukraine also calls for a long-term strategy for the overthrow of Vladimir Putin.

Mar 26 13:14

Information War Between Russia and the West Intensifies

War is raging between the West and Russia, with a key battlefield being the “war for public opinion” and control over information, narratives and perspectives. The Ukrainian crisis has again reiterated the polar opposite narratives between Western and Russian media as the information war intensifies.

Mar 26 12:54

Senior Ukrainian official arrested for embezzlement as government ups anti-corruption campaign

Senior Ukrainian state official Serhiy Bochkovskiy has been arrested on corruption charges during today's session of the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers.

Bochkovskiy is accused of embezzlement connected to the procurement of fuels and lubricants for the State Emergency Service, which he has headed since April 2014. Bochkovskiy's first deputy Vasyl Stoyetskiy was also detained on similar charges.

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Poroshenko's Purge?

Mar 26 11:44

Ultra-nationalist Ukrainian battalion gears up for more fighting

The far-right Azov battalion, whose symbol resembles a black swastika on a yellow background, is preparing to defend the port city of Mariupol in southeastern Ukraine against a widely expected attack by pro-Russian separatists.

The 1,000 strong ultra-nationalist militia has a reputation as a fierce pro-government fighting force in the almost year-old conflict with the Russia-backed rebels in east Ukraine, and is disdainful of peace efforts.

But the radical views of the commanders of a group affiliated to Ukraine's national guard which works alongside the army, and the use of symbols echoing Nazi emblems have caused alarm in the West and Russia, and could return to haunt Kiev's pro-Western leadership when fighting eventually ends.

Mar 26 11:26

Moody’s downgrades Ukraine heralding imminent default

International rating agency Moody's has downgraded the long-term issuer rating of Ukraine to the second lowest Ca grade from Caa3, leaving the outlook negative and a high possibility of the country’s imminent default.

“Although negotiations over the specific details of the restructuring are only now getting underway, Moody's believes that the likelihood of a distressed exchange, and hence a default on government debt taking place, is virtually one hundred percent,” Moody’s said in a news release Tuesday.

Mar 26 10:52

“American Politicians are Fools”: Getting Russia Wrong All The Way To War

American politicians in particular and European politicians in general are some of the most ignorant fools when the issue comes to anything outside their own borders. When it comes to Russia, it is an engima wrapped in a mystery…but only because, no one has ever bothered to try to understand Russians, Russian history and the Russian world view.

Mar 26 08:44

American Experts Believe That The US Is Losing The Information War

US is losing the information war Russia and radical Islamists. These findings are contained in a report on the activities of the Board of Governors on broadcasting in charge of such media as “Radio Liberty” and “Voice of America”. Members of the Board rejects accusations of poor management and assure that the problem of a lack of funding, which is more than ten times lower than the funds allocated to the promotion of Moscow.

http://whatisusa.info/american-experts-believe-that-the-us-is-losing-t...

Mar 26 08:04

Russia: Nationwide Dialogue Must Replace Military Actions in Yemen

Russia will continue to stay in contact with all parties involved in the conflict to quickly find a way to peacefully settle the conflict, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

Mar 26 07:32

Ukraine's Catch-22

the Ukrainian crisis is wrought up in the midst of the most acute domestic and international contradictions. Those are just too many! To indicate just a few: it’s Kiev cyclically holding gas talks with an “aggressor state;” it’s the government boosting its military expenditures in a pre-default economic situation; it’s the society with a predominantly Russian-speaking population ostensibly hating “the Russians” (while in Central Ukraine, say, well over 70 per cent speak Russian); it’s the Ukraine’s parliament regularly discussing a special status and self-government of the “terrorist organizations” (i.e.

Mar 26 07:30

Obama Now Sides w. Poroshenko & EU to End Ukraine’s War

To understand the recent signs that are pointing toward a final settlement of Ukraine’s civil war, this war’s background must first be summarized.

Mar 26 06:03

Bibi Wins with Racism and Revoked Promise

Reality crashed down on those who had hoped the March 17 Knesset elections might lead to a more moderate future Israeli leadership.

The election returns brought the news, Benjamin Netanyahu had won again.

He won in large part by revoking his earlier pledge to support a Palestinian state, and by using last-hour racist warnings to bring out hard right voters.

“Something like scales” must be made to fall from the eyes of the American public which has been endorsing, funding and supporting a brutal military occupation for almost five decades. How will that be accomplished?

God works in mysterious ways, and sometimes She causes scales to fall and opens the eyes of those who do not yet see.

Mar 26 05:59

Conference Program to Scrutinize Israel Lobby on April 10 at National Press Club

Conference organizers are the American Educational Trust, publisher of the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, and the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy.

This unprecedented gathering will focus on the Israel lobby in America. How big is it? How fast has it grown? How interconnected are the organizations and individuals? How much revenue does it raise and where does the money go? What are the common objectives of the lobby? What laws apply to lobbying to benefit a foreign government and are they vigorously enforced? Do coordinated campaign contributions cause American policymakers to act more on behalf of Israel than the United States? What fallacies underlie the assertions that U.S. and Israeli interests are the same? What are the Israel lobby’s public and private, short-and-medium-term policy objectives? And what can Americans who do not believe pro-Israel slogans, activities and policy objectives do?

Mar 26 05:55

The Roots of Netanyahu’s Electoral Victory: Colonial Expansion and Fascist Ideology

Netanyahu has established the fact that Israel and its people embrace a racist ideology and receive the endorsement of most Western leaders, and mass media and the unconditional support of its overseas fifth column.

There is no question that the majority of Israeli Jewish leaders and parties support Netanyahu’s racist pronouncements and ‘no-state’ solution and joined him in a coalition government. But the larger issue is the positive mass response to Netanyahu’s call to action. Nearly three quarters of the electorate turned out (73%) to elect him. Moreover, Netanyahu has been elected prime minister for four terms: between 1996-99 and more recently 2009-20.

What is more, the opposition has not differed from the Netanyahu coalition regime’s Judeo-centric policies and pronouncements. In other words, ‘racist’ ideology per se is not what drives the Israeli majority to repeatedly support Netanyahu.

Mar 26 04:46

Russia Has Constructed Massive Underground Shelters In Anticipation Of Nuclear War

Did you know that the Russians have a massive underground complex in the Ural mountains that has been estimated to be approximately 400 square miles in size? In other words, it is roughly as big as the area inside the Washington D.C. beltway.

Mar 25 17:50

Russia's 'junk' bonds paying off handsomely

Investment banks from Goldman Sachs to Bank of America, as well as Russia’s own VTB and Rosbank, are all bullish on Russian bonds. After a disastrous 2014 they may finally be heading for a revival.

Bondholders in Russia are making out like bandits in 2015, with corporate bondholders seeing a 7.3 percent return this year, according to Bloomberg data.

“It’s very simple advice. Bonds are much more attractive than a year ago. Risks related to the ruble have subsided, inflation is likely to moderate, the BoP (Balance of Payments) and budget situation look reasonably strong and that is why the outlook is quite favorable,” Vladimir Kolychev, Chief Economist for Russia at VTB Capital, told RT.

Mar 25 17:49

Russian economy revives despite sanctions - media

The Russian economy has seen a notable rebound with businesses recovering despite a year of contraction caused by Western sanctions. Fluctuations in the domestic currency have narrowed, which brought investors back into the market.

Global investors appear to be optimistic about the future of Russian corporations, as the country’s economic performance provides evidence to recovery, says Bloomberg analyst Matthew Winkler in his article.

Mar 25 17:48

Russian ruble hits all-time 2015 high

The Russian currency is seemingly making a comeback, improving more than 3.6 percent in 2 days to bring the ruble to a 3-month high. The climb is attributed to a slight increase in oil prices as well as the approaching tax season.

At 5:05pm in Moscow, the ruble had gained 1.8 percent against the dollar at 56.78, and 1.35 percent stronger at 62.24 versus the euro. On Tuesday the ruble gained 2 percent against the dollar, closing at 57.70.The last time that the ruble strengthened to 57 against the dollar was December 30 of last year. In 2015, it has gained 5.2 percent against the dollar.

Mar 25 17:46

Russia to build Jordan’s first $10bn nuclear power plant

Russia has signed a $10 billion agreement with Jordan for the construction of the country’s first nuclear power plant. Jordan currently lacks local energy sources and struggles to meet its growing electricity demand.

The agreement between Russia's state-run Rosatom and the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission was signed on Tuesday in Amman. The contract is for the construction of a two-unit 2,000 megawatt power plant in the north of the country by 2022.

Mar 25 15:28

Private army in Kiev: Why oil stand-off in Ukraine shows oligarchs won Maidan revolution

Whatever the outcome of the stand-off between President Petro Poroshenko and his subordinate Igor Kolomoysky may be, their conflict over Ukrainian oil giant Ukrnafta reveals realities about post-Maidan Ukraine which mainstream media manages to circumvent.

Mar 25 15:15

Poroshenko dismisses Dnipropetrovsk Governor Kolomoisky

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has dismissed Dnipropetrovsk Governor Igor Kolomoisky, the official website of the Ukrainian president said on Wednesday.

Mar 25 14:33

Russian Duma may reauthorize Putin to send the Russian Army into Ukraine

“The Russian Parliament ought to once again give the President of the Russian Federation to use armed force in Ukraine if the US decides to send sizable arms supplies to that country.” This announcement was made by the First Deputy Chairman of the “Just Russia” faction, Mikhail Emelyanov.

The US House of Representatives adopted a resolution on Tuesday recommending the US president to approve arms supplies to Ukraine. The resolution calls on the president to “use the authority provided by Congress to furnish Ukraine with lethal defensive weapons.” According to the authors of the resolution, this measure would “increase the Ukrainian nation’s ability to defend its sovereignty.” The authors of the resolution also exclusively blame Russia for the deaths suffered during the conflict in Eastern Ukraine. At the same time, they ignore the fact that a significant portion of the refugees is in Russia.

Mar 25 12:13

Bibi Wins with Racism and Revoked Promise

He won in large part by revoking his earlier pledge to support a Palestinian state, and by using last-hour racist warnings to bring out hard right voters.

Because Netanyahu’s Likud party won the largest number of seats (30) in the new Israeli parliament (120 total), he will play the major role in organizing the next government.

Even liberal Zionist Thomas Friedman had to acknowledge that Netanyahu won with “dirty” politics and the use of “dog-whistle” language. Friedman wrote in his New York Times column that “You cannot win that dirty and just walk away like nothing has happened”.

God works in mysterious ways, and sometimes causes scales to fall and opens the eyes of those who do not yet see.

Mar 25 11:04

Conflict in Ukraine wipes out 25% of country's economy

Ukraine’s economy has contracted by a quarter due to the conflict in the south east of the country as hundreds of facilities are closed, said Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk.

“We’ve lost a quarter of the Ukrainian economy. Hundreds of facilities were closed because of war...” Yatsenyuk said on Tuesday in a conference call to regional governors over budget fulfillment.

Mar 25 10:59

Did De-Dollarization Just Reach Escape Velocity? China's New Silk Road & Putin's Eurasian Trade Network

Westward Ho On China's Eurasia BRIC Road

“…it is imperative that no Eurasian challenger (to the U.S.)

emerges capable of dominating Eurasia

and thus also of challenging America”

Zbigniew Brzezinski, The Grand Chessboard, 1997

What’s in a name, rather an ideogram? Everything. A single Chinese character – jie (for “between”) – graphically illustrates the key foreign policy initiative of the new Chinese dream.

Mar 25 09:53

Lock and Load: Russian Military Drills in Stavropol

Battalion-level military drills were conducted on March 19, 2015 by Russian Armed Forces at the Sernovodsky training range in Stavropol Territory, Russia.

Mar 25 09:17

Russia questions Britain's claim to the Falklands as garrison reinforced

Britain will send two troop-carrying Chinook helicopters and new surface-to-air missile system to the Falkland Islands, amid fears Russia could be arming the Argentine government.

Michael Fallon, the Defence Secretary, said the Islands will be ready to repel “any potential threat” following reports that the Kremlin is preparing to lease 12 Su-24 long range bombers to Buenos Aires in exchange for beef and wheat.

It came as Russia questioned the legitimacy of Britain’s claim on the Islands.

Mar 25 08:17

Ripe for Nuthouse: Have Ukraine’s Leaders Completely Lost It?

Ukrainian President Poroshenko and Prime Minister Yatsenyuk are pitiable and weak figureheads doing just what their foreign masters tell them, says Czech political analyst and journalist Tereza Spencerová.

Mar 25 08:12

Russia will check connection between Ukrainian tycoon Kolomoisky and Evraz mining holding

Russia’s Prosecutor’s Office and Investigative Committee (IC) will check whether Ukrainian businessman Igor Kolomoisky has a stake in the Evraz steel and mining holding, Izvestiya daily said on Tuesday.

Kolomoisky’s stake in the company will be arrested, the daily said. "The request to check the connection between Kolomoisky and Evraz was sent to Prosecutor General Yury Chaika and Investigative Commitee head Alexander Bastyrkin by first deputy chairman of State Duma’s Committee on Nationalities Issues Valery Rashkin and deputy chairman of Committee of Public Associations and Religious Organizations Sergey Obukhov," Izvestiya reported.

Mar 25 08:11

Colombia invites Russian companies to energy, infrastructure cooperation

Colombia seeks to develop energy cooperation with Russia, Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin said after talks with her Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday.

"Colombia opens a lot of prospects for Russian companies," she said, inviting them to cooperate in the energy sector as well as on infrastructure.

Mar 25 08:10

Finland's president to skip Victory Day parade in Moscow

Finland's President Sauli Niinisto has no plans to attend the Moscow celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War on May 9, the Finnish Telegraph Bureau reported on Wednesday.

Mar 25 08:10

Chief of Ukraine’s emergencies service, his deputy arrested during Cabinet meeting

The head of Ukraine’s state service responsible for handling emergency situations, Sergey Bochkovsky, and his first deputy, Vasily Stoyetsky, have been arrested for using fraudulent schemes in carrying out state purchases. Both were handcuffed at a meeting of the Cabinet with a group of journalists watching. Dozens of TV cameras were on at the moment.

"Sergey Bochkovsky and his first deputy, Vasily Stoyetsky, were detained under article 208. Their offices are being searched," an investigator said.

Mar 25 07:57

Do Russia/NATO Military Drills Signal Something Ominous?

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

While most individuals assume that both historical and future events arise as a result of a series of massive and seismic actions, the truth is often that a whimper precedes the bang. While many events are indeed sparked by a single definitive act, it is also true that, in the events leading up to the defining moment, rarely does the general public realize that they are walking along the path to such an event...

The time of “dreamlike trance” – July 1914 – may very well bear relevance to the time in which we find ourselves today. While we must do our best to avoid sensationalism, the question of US-Russia relations, US imperialism, and the geopolitical imperatives of the US, Russia, China, and NATO compounded by the overwhelming ignorance of the general public is one that should cause some concern as to whether or not we find ourselves in a similar situation today...

Mar 25 07:32

Jordan, Russia ink deal on nuclear reactor plant

Jordan and Russia signed a deal that is worth 10 billion U.S. dollars Tuesday to support the implementation of Jordan's first nuclear plant, APA reports quoting the state-run Petra news agency.

Khaled Toukan, chairman of the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission, said the deal is crucial to the implementation of the project.

Khaled said under the deal, Russia will provide nuclear fuel for the nuclear power plant, adding that Jordan has the right to send nuclear fuel waste back to Russia.

Mar 25 07:31

Cameron Invokes Thatcher with Cheap Propaganda Stunt

Western power trying its best to destabilize foreign countries on the cheap...

With only weeks to go to the British national election and the re-election of a Conservative-led government in doubt after five years of brutal economic austerity, Cameron made the bizarre announcement last week that Britain is going to fund «free market reforms» and «good governance» in eastern European countries. The move invited comparisons with Cold War era British premier Margaret Thatche++r who at the end of the 1980s launched a similar programme to assist former Soviet Bloc countries adopt «free market reforms».

Mar 25 07:29

Ukraine: Kolomoisky steps out of shadow, goes on offensive

Kolomoisky goes on the offensive before the election in the United States. After his masters take the White House, Poroshenko will be destroyed.
Noteworthy, Ukrnafta is the largest oil and gas company of Ukraine. Fifty percent of its shares plus one share belongs to state-run company Naftogaz of Ukraine, while Kolomoisky-owned Privat Group controls 42 percent of its shares. Ukrtransnafta is a company that operates oil pipelines.
Kolomoysky has ruined his ties with all other financial and industrial groups of Ukraine. Why is Kolomoysky so bold and arrogant?

Mar 25 07:24

Conference Program to Scrutinize the Israel Lobby on April 10 at the National Press Club

The April 10 conference “The Israel Lobby: Is It Good for the US? Is It Good for Israel?” at the National Press Club will present the following panels:

1.0 What Is the Israel Lobby and How Does It Work? 9:00 AM
2.0 Are Critical Voices Silenced? 10:10 AM
3.0 Is Freedom of Speech Encouraged on American Campuses? 11:35 AM
4.0 Is the Lobby Good for Israel? 1:15 PM
5.0 How Does the Lobby Influence Congress? 2:25 PM
6.0 Is There an Iraq-Iran Continuum? 3:50 PM

Speaker biographies are available at http://IsraelLobbyUS.org/speakers/.

Mar 25 07:19

ISIL helps Israel conceal its historical origin

Find out why neither Egypt was the land of the Israelites’ Exodus nor Palestine their promised land.

“The Zionist paradigm is founded on the distorted story of the Israelites’ Exodus from Egypt and their persecution by the Assyrians and Captivity by Babylonians. But the truth is that the Israelites never set foot in Egypt or Palestine. Actually they never left Ancient Arabia and North Yemen, their origin land, before the Babylonian Captivity”

Mar 25 07:13

Self-proclaimed Donetsk republic reports 16 episodes of shelling by Kiev troops

Sixteen episodes of shelling by Kiev troops at settlements of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and militia positions, in which four people were wounded, have been reported over the past 24 hours, the republic’s defence ministry reports.

Mar 25 07:10

Finance Minister Jaresko may succeed Yatsenyuk as Ukraine PM — experts

The falling approval rating of Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and his People’s Front party, the absence of real reforms create conditions for reshuffling the Cabinet. One of the candidates for the position of Prime Minister may be incumbent Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko, says the analytical bulletin of the International Center for Policy Studies "Inside Ukraine."
"Yatsenyuk’s blatantly militaristic rhetoric annoys not only the bulk of the political establishment, but also of the population. One of the central TV channels has launched an information campaign about the inability of today’s government to carry out reforms.

Mar 25 07:07

Crowd of several hundred in front of Ukraine government building demands PM’s resignation

A crowd of 400 is demonstrating in front of the Ukrainian government’s building for the resignation of the current Cabinet of Ministers, including Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, a TASS correspondent reports from the site.
The demonstrators are carrying posters "Yatsenyuk is Tycoons’ Creature" and "Yatsenyuk is Traitor of the Revolution of Dignity."
The demonstrators are accusing Yatsenyuk of corruption and lack of the promised reform.

Mar 25 07:03

Russian lawmaker warns Ukrainian tycoons may rise in revolt against president

According to Slutsky, in this situation Ukraine may be facing new hardships and popular unrest, however this time in favor of oligarchs and not for the sake of defending democratic values.
"It is quite possible that we will soon witness a new Maidan, however oligarchic this time," he said. "And judging by the developments under way in Ukraine, Poroshenko will have to ask the West for military assistance not to quell resistance of Donbass militias, but quite possibly to resist the ‘pocket army’ of his once Euromaidan ally, Kolomoisky," he said.

Mar 25 06:59

Ukraine opposition prepares package of bills to implement Minsk deals

As Kiev is calling for continuing the war in the country’s east, the Opposition Bloc in the parliament said on Wednesday it has registered a package of bills needed for the full implementation of the Minsk agreements.
"The bills that have been registered give our country a chance for the diplomatic solution of the conflict in eastern Ukraine," the chairman of the Opposition Bloc’s parliamentary faction, Yury Boyko, said at the meeting with the representatives of the public organizations in the Kharkov region, in the country’s north-east.

Mar 25 00:54

Ukraine's President Dismisses Powerful Regional Governor

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko dismissed the billionaire governor of an eastern region Wednesday following a rancorous dispute pitting the tycoon against the government.

Poroshenko's office said in a statement that Ihor Kolomoysky had asked to be released from his duties as governor of Dnipropetrovsk.

Mar 24 22:55

Poland Sees Doubling of Ukrainians Immigrants Amid Crisis

The number of Ukrainians trying to move to neighboring Poland has more than doubled this year, authorities said Tuesday, as Ukraine released data showing how badly fighting in its east was battering its economy.

Mar 24 22:51

Ukraine’s Oligarchs Turn on Each Other

Ukraine’s post-coup regime is facing what looks like a falling-out among thieves as oligarch-warlord Igor Kolomoisky, who was given his own province to rule, brought his armed men to Kiev to fight for control of the state-owned energy company, further complicating the State Department’s propaganda efforts.

Mar 24 15:32

Dispute Between Poroshenko and Billionaire Governor Threaten Ukraine Alliance

A dispute between President Petro O. Poroshenko of Ukraine and the billionaire governor of one of the country’s regions over control of two state-owned energy companies widened Monday, confronting the new Ukrainian government with its most serious internal crisis since coming to power last year.

Mar 24 15:13

U.S.-v.-Russia: Even Stephen Cohen Is Starting to Speak the Truth

An alarming development is that Stephen F. Cohen, the internationally prominent scholar of Russia, is acknowledging that (1:35 on the video) “for the first time in my long life (I began in this field in the 1960s), I think the possibility of war with Russia is real,” and he clearly and unequivocally places all of the blame for it on the U.S. leadership. He calls this “possibly a fateful turning-point in history.” He also says “it could be the beginning of the end of the so-called trans-Atlantic alliance.”

Mar 24 14:08

VIDEO: U.S.-v.-Russia: Even Stephen Cohen Is Starting to Speak the Truth

An alarming development is that Stephen F. Cohen, the internationally prominent scholar of Russia, is acknowledging that (1:35 on the video) “for the first time in my long life (I began in this field in the 1960s), I think the possibility of war with Russia is real,” and he clearly and unequivocally places all of the blame for it on the U.S. leadership. He calls this “possibly a fateful turning-point in history.” He also says “it could be the beginning of the end of the so-called trans-Atlantic alliance.”

Mar 24 12:32

US Congress declares: "Ukranians want to kill Ukranians"

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No. Poroshenko wants his Ukrainians to kill the other Ukrainians and that is not the same thing!

Mar 24 12:02

Kolomoysky keeps Ukraine for "Privat"

The governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region Igor Kolomoisky not willing to make concessions to the Ukrainian government and can pay for it their business. In parliament a bill on the nationalization of one of the biggest assets of businessman - Privat. But the authorities did not dare to it, experts say. Problems with the largest financial institutions in the country can not only bring down the entire financial system of Ukraine, but also to derail its economy.

Mar 24 12:01

Chapter DNR proposed Kolomoisky create Dnipropetrovsk Republic

Kolomoysky de facto owner of the territory, is the real power, and Kiev have to agree with him, said the head of the self-proclaimed DNR Alexander Zakharchenko. Earlier Kolomoysky said he believes chapters LC and DNR carpentry and Igor Alexander Zakharchenko, like them or treated in Kiev, the real power.

Mar 24 12:01

The US Congress voted to adopt the Ukrainian army

US House of Representatives adopted a resolution which recommended to President Barack Obama to begin deliveries of military weapons Ukrainian authorities. Russian parliamentarians have taken the initiative in response to discuss the return of President Vladimir Putin the right to send troops into the territory of a neighboring country.

Mar 24 12:00

In CP call back right to send troops Russia to Ukraine

The House of Representatives of the US Congress on Tuesday adopted a resolution recommending to the President of the United States to approve arms supplies to Ukraine. First deputy chairman of the faction "Fair Russia" Mikhail Emelyanov believes that in this case Parliament should return the president the right to send troops into the territory of Ukraine.

Mar 24 11:59

Pushkov called the resolution of the US Congress provocation against Russia

Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Foreign Affairs Alexei Pushkov called a provocation against Russia resolution of the House of Representatives, which calls for US President Barack Obama to send weapons to Kiev.

Mar 24 11:59

In LC considered a resolution on weapons for Kiev attempt to aggravate the situation

Deputy Chairman of the People's Council of LC Vladislav Dane said he expects that the White House will ignore the recommendation of Congress, and also drew attention to the fact that the resolution was adopted against the background of the unfolding of the election campaign in the United States, where in 2016 presidential elections will be held.

Mar 24 11:58

The Russian Foreign Ministry has advised the US to remove non-strategic nuclear weapons from Europe

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said that the US non-strategic nuclear weapons should be returned to the United States. According to the diplomat, the only way to prevent the implementation of joint nuclear NATO missions, which are contrary to the spirit of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of weapons.

Mar 24 11:57

Media: Latvia will lose loads of oil due to sanctions against Russia

RIA Novosti. The report on the impact of Latvia Minsoobshchenija sanctions on transit industry says that in case of deterioration of relations with Russia, the country will lose loads of coal and oil coming through the ports and by rail. It is reported Delfi.

Mar 24 11:57

Russia cancels food embargo for the three EU countries

Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance of the Russian Federation (Rosselkhoznadzor) will verify the livestock enterprises in Greece, Cyprus and Hungary on 6 April, the press service of the department.

Mar 24 11:56

Ukraine’s Oligarchs Turn on Each Other

In the never-never land of how the mainstream U.S. press covers the Ukraine crisis, the appointment last year of thuggish oligarch Igor Kolomoisky to govern one of the country’s eastern provinces was pitched as a democratic “reform” because he was supposedly too rich to bribe, without noting that his wealth had come from plundering the country’s economy.

Mar 24 11:56

Almost 70% of Ukrainians expressed dissatisfaction with the situation in the country

The majority of Ukrainians - 66.9% - said that the situation in the country is developing in the wrong direction, and 17.5% believe the opposite. This is according to a poll by the Razumkov Center, presented at a press conference in Kyiv on Tuesday.

Mar 24 11:04

Journalists REN TV escaped from the fire in the Donbas

INTERFAX.RU - the film Crew of television channel REN TV was able to leave the Donbass village Shirokino, where they came under fire, the report said channel.
"Journalists REN TV broke from under attack of the Ukrainian security forces and sent to Novoazovsk. They had to leave the equipment in the car", - stated in the message.

Mar 24 10:50

The driver of the crew REN TV was wounded in the Donbas

Yandex: the Driver of the crew of REN TV channel, came under fire in the Donbass, were injured, reported the correspondent of the TV channel Dmitry Wachnicki.
In addition, the Ukrainian security forces fired representatives of the OSCE.

Ukrainian security forces fired at a group of representatives of the monitoring mission of the OSCE and Russian journalists near the village Shirokino, said in defense of the self-proclaimed people's Republic of Donetsk. It is reported Donetsk news Agency. https://news.mail.ru/politics/21490076/

Mar 24 09:43

Crimeans Keep Saying No to Ukraine

A central piece of the West’s false narrative on the Ukraine crisis has been that Russian President Vladimir Putin “invaded” Crimea and then staged a “sham” referendum purporting to show 96 percent support for leaving Ukraine and rejoining Russia. More recently, Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland claimed that Putin has subjected Crimea to a “reign of terror.”

Both elements have been part of the “group think” that dominates U.S. political and media circles, but this propagandistic storyline simply isn’t true, especially the part about the Crimeans being subjugated by Russia.

Consistently, over the past year, polls conducted by major Western firms have revealed that the people of Crimea by overwhelming numbers prefer being part of Russia over Ukraine, an embarrassing reality that Forbes business magazine has now acknowledged.

Mar 24 07:55

NATO: In the Crosshairs of Critique

The German Chancellery has accused NATO chief Philip M. Breedlove of "dangerous propaganda". The question: what to think about this critique coming from a government that uses this kind of propaganda technique itself.

Mar 24 07:54

Kolomoisky finishing Ukraine up

About 15 years ago, “natural selection”-based oligarchic capitalism started being developed in Ukraine: oligarchs devoured small and medium businesses, as well as state-owned assets. As resources of primitive accumulation were going to be exhausted, oligarchs began to devour each other by means of administrative pressure, raider attacks, corrupt courts, trumped-up charges and, if necessary, murder. This process was quite similar to a fight of scorpions in a can.

After the 2014 coup, this “natural selection” fight sharply escalated. Such oligarchs as Dmitry Firtash fizzled out, whereas other oligarchs are still struggling to survive. For instance, Ukraine’s former oligarch n.1, Rinat Akhmetov, has been already eliminated from the world’s 100 richest people list: according to Bloomberg, he dropped from 88th to 121th place. Just last year, Akhmetov’s wealth decreased by 4.3 billion USD and dropped down to 9.6 billion USD.

Mar 24 07:21

Stratfor Founder: Russia “can endure things that would break other nations”

Throughout 2014 and into 2015, Russia has been under relentless assault by the Western elite who have engaged ineconomic, strategic and information warfare in a bid to force regime change in Moscow, a fact that is well documented by this point. What has been less well documented is the ability of the Russian people to withstand such tremendous economic hardships and full-frontal assaults down through history, whilst still remaining a strong and cohesive people. Russia is a one of the most unique countries on the planet who has responded to sanctions and demonization in a way no other country could have. Overthrowing the Russian government is a far greater challenge to the West than ousting any other regime on earth, a challenge that has as much chance of boomeranging and fracturing the West as it has of being successful.

Mar 24 07:19

Ukraine's 'Ministry of Truth' Wants 15-Year Prison Terms for Journalists

Ukraine's Minister of Information Policy announced that he seeks eight to 15 year prison terms for employees of Donetsk and Luhansk television stations.

Ukraine's Minister of Information Policy, Yuri Stets, said in an interview to Radio Liberty that he wants people who work for local television in Donetsk and Luhansk to serve eight to 15 years in prison.

Mar 24 06:31

UK Opposes Return of Russian Business from Offshore

On 19th March, President Vladimir Putin stated in an address at the conference of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, that a plan for the decreased reliance of offshore business could be met with opposition from a number of countries – although they as yet remain nameless. As Izvestia understands, the jurisdictions in question are primarily those under the control of the United Kingdom.

"So this is the situation: there is some, I would say, rather alarming information emerging from some countries suggesting that there may be attempts to prevent capital repayments to Russia. This may be due to the restrictions placed on the usage of such capitals, which are in foreign jurisdictions. But it’s worth bearing in mind." - President Vladimir Putin

Mar 24 06:30

Serbian Volunteers Fighting for Novorossiya Are Threatened with Imprisonment Back Home

In Serbia a law has been passed prohibiting citizens from participating in armed conflicts abroad. This law is directed at Serbian volunteers fighting for the Novorossiyan army.

Mar 24 06:30

Goodbye, Poroshenko: Armed Volunteer Battalions Heading for Kiev

Armed volunteer battalions are pulling in to Kiev, the Vesti newspaper reported on Monday.

"Yesterday, soldiers of a number of battalions were pulled out from the front and are heading for Kiev with arms. There is no information about the purpose of this move," Vesti said, adding that it might be linked "with the situation around [Dnipropetrovsk Region governor Igor] Kolomoisky."

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko said earlier on Monday that none of the Ukrainian governors will be allowed to have private armies any longer.

Mar 24 06:29

Fruits of Victory: EU Parliament Approves Another 1.8 Billion Euro Loan to Ukraine

EU has managed to win Ukraine for its sphere of influence. Maybe it will soon wish it had not?

Mar 24 06:29

The West's Shame: Boycotting Moscow's 70th Victory Day

There is something so bizarre, so inhumane about Western countries boycotting the parade for the 70th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Germany in World War II that I just had to write on it. Recently, the prime minister of the United Kingdom announced he will not be attending the parade. Previous to that, countries like Germany and the United States had announced the same. It's only a parade you say? No it's more than that.

Mar 24 06:28

Elections in Moldova’s Gagauzia show citizens seek to develop ties with Moscow

The results of the elections in the Moldovan autonomous region Gagauzia create a solid basis for the further development of relations with Moscow, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.

Independent candidate Irina Vlakh was elected the new head of the tiny Moldovan region on Sunday, gaining more than 51% of the vote. Vlakh is an advocate of Moldova’s rapprochement with Russia.

Mar 24 06:27

India wants to lease another Russian nuclear submarine — source

India has asked Russia to transfer another nuclear submarine for lease, a high-placed source in the system of Russia’s military and technical cooperation with foreign countries said on Tuesday.

The project 971 Kashalot-class submarine may become the second submarine that Russia transfers to India for lease, the source said.

Mar 24 04:24

US trying to drive wedge between Russia, Ukraine for years, says Assange

"The U.S. has long been trying to draw Ukraine into the Western orbit, to pluck it out of Russia’s sphere of influence as a minimum if not to make it a NATO member," Assange said.
Under the influence of bureaucratic ambitions, Europe has gotten involved in the misadventure, too, he believes.
"The U.S. and Europe have allocated billions of dollars to set up nongovernmental organizations, with the aid of which they promised to help Ukraine curb corruption," Assange said.
He recalled numerous warnings on the part of Russia that the attempts to bring Ukraine into NATO might trigger a civil war in that country.

Mar 24 04:19

Russian MPs propose to set up Ukraine war crimes tribunal

The members of the Russian ruling party, the United Russia, have proposed setting up a tribunal to focus on the war crimes committed in Ukraine, saying that hopes for the Hague tribunal are fading.
Addressing the plenary meeting on Tuesday, Russian political scientist Vyacheslav Nikonov, who heads the State Duma committee on education, expressed hope that Kiev’s war crimes will not remain unpunished.
"I believe we already need to create our own tribunal for war crimes," Nikonov said. "In the name of those children, the elderly and women, both Ukrainians and Russians, we will never forget and forgive," he said.

Mar 24 04:16

Two children killed by Kiev’s shelling of Donetsk region — Defense Ministry

"A 10-year-girl died on Monday as a result of artillery shelling in the Petrovsky region of the city of Donetsk, while in the Gorlovka area a 14-year-old boy became a victim of yesterday’s shelling," a local news agency has quoted the spokesman for the DPR Defense Ministry as saying.

Mar 23 14:41

Ukraine's 'Ministry of Truth' Wants 15-Year Prison Terms for Journalists

Ukraine's Minister of Information Policy announced that he seeks eight to 15 year prison terms for employees of Donetsk and Luhansk television stations.

Mar 23 14:26

Crimeans Keep Saying No to Ukraine

In a rare moment of honesty, a Western news outlet, Forbes, admits that the people of Crimea expressed their legitimate will in last year’s referendum when they voted to abandon Ukraine and rejoin Russia, an inconvenient truth for the U.S. State Department and press corps.

Mar 23 14:24

One of U.S. White House’s Top Ukrainian Gangsters Gets U.S. Reprimand

Ihor Kolomoysky, a Ukrainian oligarch and friend of the Obama White House (he is the employer of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden), has now been reprimanded by America’s own Ambassador in Ukraine, after he had used physical force in a corporate dispute.

Mar 23 13:26

What the Story of Putin's "Disappearance" Says about How the West Misunderstands Russia

A story was spun out of thin air — simply because it fit the West's fantasy about Russia torn by internal conflict.

Mar 23 11:58

Clinton's Charity Ties With Oligarchs Behind Ukrainian Coup Revealed

A sinister atmosphere surrounds the Clinton Foundation's role in Ukrainian military coup of February 2014, experts point out.

It has recently turned out that Ukrainian oligarch Viktor Pinchuk, a vocal proponent of Ukraine's European integration, made huge contributions to the Clinton Foundation, while Hillary Clinton was a US Secretary of State. Although the foundation swore off donations from foreign governments, while Mrs. Clinton was serving as a state official, it continued accepting money from private donors. Many of them had certain ties to their national governments like Viktor Pinchuk, a Ukrainian businessman and ex-parliamentarian.

Mar 23 11:56

US Doing Everything to Prevent a New Russian Superpower - French Newspaper

The US is ready to surrender part of its sway in Asia to China if this keeps Russia out of the picture, Philippe Barret wrote in a think piece, carried in the latest issue of Le Nouvel Économiste weekly magazine.

Barret saw Chinese President Xi Jinping’s planned visit to Washington as the first sign of America’s shifting priorities.

“They had no particular problem using NATO to establish their dominion in Europe, making the majority of European countries their loyal allies, but this just didn’t work with Russia.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks like the US, realizing their military is already stressed, are having to pick and choose their battles, de-emphasizing China and Iran to focus resources on Russia.

This tells us that were the world to unite against the US the way the world united against Nazi Germany, the US would lose.

Mar 23 11:54

US Convoy March is 'Shocking Spectacle Fitting Imperialistic Ambitions'

The US military convoy marching through Eastern Europe, including the Czech Republic, to its base in Germany is a "shocking spectacle in keeping with the US’ imperialistic ambitions," Petr Hájek, editor-in-chief of the Protiproud website, told Sputnik.

Mar 23 11:01

Igor Kolomoisky given day for disarmament

The confrontation between the governor and the president of the Dnipropetrovsk region of Ukraine is gaining momentum. The armed men, who took control of the company "Ukrnafta", must within 24 hours to surrender. This was stated by Interior Minister Arsen Avakov. The head of the Security Service of Ukraine Valentyn Nalyvaychenko accused the Dnipropetrovsk region in support of the "gang". Thus, in the conflict, is still flowing between the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and Dnipropetrovsk Governor Igor Kolomoisky, including law enforcement agencies.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks like more regions are going to breakaway from Kiev!

Mar 23 10:26

One of U.S. White House’s Top Ukrainian Gangsters Gets U.S. Reprimand

Ihor Kolomoysky, a Ukrainian oligarch and friend of the Obama White House (he is the employer of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden), has now been reprimanded by America’s own Ambassador in Ukraine, after he had used physical force in a corporate dispute.

Mar 23 09:55

NATO Commander: All Options Considered in Ukraine War

NATO commander Gen. Philip Breedlove today urged the alliance to consider “all options” in favor of military aid for Ukraine in the ongoing civil war, despite weeks of ceasefire.

“I’d not think that any tool of the US, or any other nation’s power should necessarily be off the table,” Breedlove insisted. The US general, and top NATO military commander in Europe, has been outspoken in support of arming Ukraine since before the most recent ceasefire.

While Breedlove conceded that arming the Ukrainian military in the middle of a ceasefire was potentially “destabilizing,” he didn’t think that ought to exclude the possibility of doing so.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hmmmmmm..... Breedlove....Dr. Strangelove.....

Twins separated at birth, by chance?!? This observation REALLY has me wondering!!!!!



Mar 23 09:06

ONE OF U.S. WHITE HOUSE’S TOP UKRAINIAN GANGSTERS GETS U.S. REPRIMAND

Ihor Kolomoysky, a Ukrainian oligarch and friend of the Obama White House (he is the employer of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden), has now been reprimanded by America’s own Ambassador in Ukraine, after he had used physical force in a corporate dispute.

Mar 23 06:53

'There are no madmen in EU' to send peacekeepers to Ukraine – Lavrov

The EU would not send a peacekeeping force to Ukraine unless the rebels endorse such a mission, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, commenting on Kiev’s request for a foreign ‘police force.’

"I believe there are no madmen in the EU. [Previously the EU deployed peacekeepers] only in situations in which, as in the Balkans, all sides of a conflict agreed to it. The EU would never go to any region – be it southeastern Ukraine or anywhere else – unless the conflicting sides agree to such a mission," Lavrov said in an interview to Rossiya 1 channel's Sergey Brilev on Saturday.

Mar 23 02:59

Vladimir Putin calls for 'Eurasia' currency for former Soviet states

Russian leader Vladimir Putin has proposed creating a regional currency union with Belarus and Kazakhstan, Russia's partners in a political and economic union made up of former Soviet republics.

"The time has come to start thinking about forming a currency union," Mr Putin said after the talks in the Kazakh capital Astana with Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko and Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Mar 22 22:55

The Rise of U.S. Nuclear Primacy

. . . . although the air force finished dismantling its highly lethal MX missiles in 2005 to comply with arms control agreements, it is significantly improving its remaining ICBMs by installing the MX's high-yield warheads and advanced reentry vehicles on Minuteman ICBMs, and it has upgraded the Minuteman's guidance systems to match the MX's accuracy.

Mar 22 16:06

Three Ukrainan banks went belly-up in one day!

Three Ukrainian banks are beeing closed by the National bank of Ukraine because of insufficient equity. On Friday March 20, the VAB-Bank, the Astrabank and the City Commerce Bank were declared insolvent and had to close. Earlier this year, the Delta Bank, the Kreditprombank and the Omega Bank, also had to close due to financial problems.

Mar 22 16:06

British Foreign demanded from Russia to return the Crimea to Ukraine

Our message is clear Russia - joining the Crimea in March 2014 was illegal, it remains illegal and in March 2015. Russia should return the Crimea to Ukraine, "- said in a statement on the anniversary of the reunification of the Crimea with Russia, which was delivered on Sunday, British Foreign Secretary.

Mar 22 15:18

5 Real Differences Between Scottish and Crimean Referendums

1. The Scottish referendum wasn’t held after a violent revolution.
2. Euromaidan deposed an elected president, and government, voted for democratically by the people of Crimea.
3. Access to Crimea was free to anyone who wanted to observe the referendum.
4. Any oppression or intimidation came on the side of those who wanted to support Russia, but were not allowed to do so.
5. There were no soldiers or guns at any of the polling stations.

Mar 22 14:33

After the scandal Reuters "moved" Ukrainian artillery

Yandex: The Agency Reuters has changed data on the location of the filming of the so-called teachings of the Ukrainian military. On the eve of the frames in which the fighters of "Azov" firing artillery, caused a scandal. According to initial information, they are removed in the area of the settlement Shirokino in the zone of differentiation. Thus, the video shows heavy weapons that are on the Minsk agreement must be withdrawn from the firing line.
The Russian Foreign Ministry published the footage called evidence that Kiev violates the Minsk agreement. However, after the scandal Reuters corrected data: instead Shirokino, location marked Urzuf - 45 kilometres from Mariupol. The location of heavy artillery there is not contrary to the Minsk agreements, reports the channel "Russia 24".

Mar 22 14:05

The EU has officially announced the Russian information war

Yandex: The European Union intends to start the first phase of the propaganda war with Russia in the next few days, having defined a new information campaign at the meeting of heads of EU countries, according to Reuters.
The EU intends to expand economic sanctions against Russia, in connection with which the head of the EU stressed the need to confront the ongoing campaign of Russia disinformation.
An urgent task of the experts in Brussels will be "correcting misinformation and fact checker, as well as the presentation of the EU perspective on world events in the articles, information, infographics, journalism, including in Russian.

Mar 22 10:51

Moscow ready to offer Ukraine discount on gas contract price

Moscow insists that besides a possible discount, the gas price formula and the existing contract with Ukraine should remain the same until the standing contract’s expiration. Russia, Ukraine and the EU Commission agreed on a new round of talks next month.

Mar 22 09:55

Russian Crimea: One Year Later

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

NATO calls Crimea “invaded” and “occupied.” NATO has taught the world well what invasion and occupation really looks like, and Crimea isn’t it...

Mar 22 09:03

Polish MP: Poroshenko Has 'Lost Control Over His Country and Over Himself'

A Polish MP told Polish press earlier this week that Petro Poroshenko has 'lost control over his country and himself', and that the world must not listen to the president's appeals, which threaten to unleash a new World War.

Mar 22 09:02

New OSCE Report on Ukraine Says Ukrainian Forces Obstruct Monitors Movement

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)'s Special Monitoring Mission said on Saturday it was denied access to an east Ukrainian territory controlled by Ukrainian armed forces, according to OSCE's fresh situation report.

The SMM said it was stopped Saturday at a government-controlled checkpoint on the northwestern edge of Luhansk.

"After 15 minutes the SMM was told that the battalion commander did not grant the SMM permission to proceed," the report said, adding the mission contacted the Ukrainian chief of staff at the government's Joint Center for Control and Coordination, who agreed to investigate.

Mar 22 09:01

NATO Launches "Wide-Scale" War Games Near Russian Border, Creates "Line Of Troops"

Washington looks to be throwing more than the full faith and credit of the US government behind Ukraine. On the heels of news that the US is set to guarantee a Ukrainian international bond issue (while Greek pensioners implicitly subsidize the country’s natural gas exports), NATO is in the midst of conducting large scale military maneuvers along the Russian border in a move Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says encourages “Kiev to pursue a military solution.” Over the course of 10 days, NATO will parade 120 combat vehicles across the region in an effort to prove how quickly the West can confront perceived Russian aggression.

Mar 22 08:52

US ambassador: Russian veto 'extremely disruptive' on Syria

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says Russia's vetoes against holding Syria's government accountable are "extremely disruptive" to the U.N. Security Council's ability to restore peace in the conflict, and have emboldened President Bashar Assad to do "almost whatever he wants."

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Mar 22 05:56

EU to assess Minsk ceasefire in July

EU to assess Minsk ceasefire in July but sanctions likely to remain until at least 2016

(*talk about your 'procrastination'.)

Mar 21 21:17

Russia urges Germany, France to safeguard peace in Ukraine

Russia appealed to Germany and France on Saturday to ensure Kiev does not try to incite violence in east Ukraine to encourage the United States to send Ukrainian forces lethal weapons.

Paris and Berlin helped mediate a peace deal in the Belarussian capital Minsk on Feb. 12 to try to end fighting between government forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine but the truce remains fragile.

In an interview with Russian television, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said he was concerned Kiev might stage "provocations" to try to persuade the United States that it should aid Kiev by sending it lethal weapons.

Mar 21 09:45

Kiev Tramples on Minsk Agreements

Kiev refused to comply with the Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements signed on February 12, 2015 and Resolution 2202 (February 17, 2015) of the United Nations Security Council which calls on the parties to implement the accords aimed at peaceful settlement in Eastern Ukraine.

Mar 21 09:24

Russia warns Denmark its warships could become nuclear targets

Russia has gone on the offensive in the Baltic, warning Denmark that if it joins Nato’s missile defence shield, its navy will be a legitimate target for a Russian nuclear attack.

“I don’t think that Danes fully understand the consequence if Denmark joins the American-led missile defence shield. If they do, then Danish warships will be targets for Russian nuclear missiles,” said Mikhail Vanin, the Russian ambassador to Denmark, to the Jyllands-Posten newspaper.

“Denmark would be part of the threat against Russia. It would be less peaceful and relations with Russia will suffer. It is, of course, your own decision - I just want to remind you that your finances and security will suffer. At the same time Russia has missiles that certainly can penetrate the future global missile defence system,” Mr Vanin said.

Mar 21 08:56

U.S. Begs Russia to Remain in ‘SWIFT’ - The One Bank Fails Again

Does it get any funnier than this? Well, arguably, we’ve already seen an even funnier episode from these financial “Wile E. Coyotes”. But let’s begin with a look at the most recent “botched operation” by the psychopaths of the One Bank.

To any readers with even a moderate comprehension of global events; it has been completely obvious that the Western financial crime syndicate which rules over us (the One Bank) has targeted Russia for (at least) economic destruction – and perhaps political destruction, as well. It has commenced this campaign by unleashing its most-ferocious attack dog on Russia: the United States (aka “the Fourth Reich”).

The political/economic terrorism against Russia began with the coup in Ukraine, which was fully and completely orchestrated by U.S. Neo-Cons (most unelected), who actually “run” the U.S. government. This was immediately followed by a two-pronged strategy, directed squarely against Russia itself.

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