Tag Archives: Russia

Crimea 2.0 or World War III?

Russia Tells Ukrainians: ‘Referendum’ Or We Can’t Protect You As Ukraine Proposes State Of Emegency The relative calm of the last two weeks as US talking-heads proclaim Ukraine ‘fixed’, Russia ‘under control’, and Europe ‘recovering’ is being obliterated this morning. The storming … Continue reading

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Breaking: U.S. intel assessement shows a greater likelihood Russia will enter eastern Ukraine

A new classified intelligence assessment concludes it is more likely than previously thought that Russian forces will enter eastern Ukraine, CNN has learned. Two administration officials described the assessment but declined to be identified due to the sensitive nature of … Continue reading

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Russian Troops on the Move?

The tanks reported near the border north of Kiev are not just on trains, either. Take this video (which we are still working to verify) reportedly showing Russian tanks on the ground and on the move near Novozybkov, which is … Continue reading

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Ukraine’s Military Mobilizes, Prepares For Combat: Trucks, APCs, SAMs, Howitzers, Tanks Rolling Out

Did somebody say de-escalation? Earlier today, photos were distributed showing the latest military convoy reinforcements heading into the Crimea, accompanies by a police car demonstrating Moscow license plate numbers, most likely providing further support to the pro-Russian forces in the … Continue reading

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Obama And Putin Are Trapped In A Macho Game Of “Chicken” And The Whole World Could Pay The Price

by Michael Snyder The U.S. government and the Russian government have both been forced into positions where neither one of them can afford to back down.  If Barack Obama backs down, he will be greatly criticized for being “weak” and … Continue reading

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Russian markets plunge as Putin tightens Crimea grip

Russia paid a heavy financial price on Monday for its military intervention in neighboring Ukraine, with stocks, bonds and the ruble plunging as President Vladimir Putin’s forces tightened their grip on the Russian-speaking Crimea region. The Moscow stock market fell 10.8 percent, wiping nearly … Continue reading

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Russia And China Stand In Agreement On Ukraine – And That Is Very Bad News For The United States

So much for “isolating” Russia.  The Chinese government is publicly siding with Russia on the crisis in Ukraine, and that is very bad news for the United States.  Not only does it mean that the U.S. is essentially powerless to do anything … Continue reading

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Moscow will halt military steps in Ukraine – only after a US guarantee not to post missile shield there

As Washington and the Europeans – and especially the UK – continue to decry Russian military aggression, the US and Russians have quietly entered into intense negotiations on a compromise for resolving their dispute over Ukraine, DEBKAfile’s Washington and Moscow sources report. … Continue reading

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Russia Seeks Access to Bases in Eight Countries for Its Ships and Bombers

At a time of escalated tensions with the West over Ukraine, Russia says it is negotiating with eight governments around the world for access to military facilities, to enable it to extend its long-range naval and strategic bomber capabilities. Defense Minister Sergei … Continue reading

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Pro-Moscow coup in Crimea. Russian fighter jets on W. border on combat alert. Kiev deploys security forces

The Russian defense ministry announced Thursday, Feb. 27 that fighter jets stood on combat alert along its western borders with Ukraine. Moscow repeated its commitment to protect Russian-speaking elements in the Crimean Peninsula. Earlier, armed men carried out a pro-Russian coup in … Continue reading

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Pro-Russian Gunmen Seize Ukraine Crimean Parliament

All those clips we showed in the past few days of Russian forces amassing in the Crimean (such as this one)? Well, turns out they were all predictive of what has just happened in the Crimean region parliament at Simferopol, … Continue reading

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Russian military drill may be lead-in to Crimea occupation and Ukraine split

There is no way that President Vladimir Putin will relinquish Russian control of the Crimean peninsula and its military bases there – or more particularly the big Black Sea naval base at Sevastopol. This military stronghold is the key to … Continue reading

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Putin Launches Military Drill In Western, Central Russia; Ruble Drops To Lowest Since 2009

Lest it be confused that Russia has somehow forgotten about the Ukraine coup, and that it no longer concerns the bread basket (and key gas pipeline hub) of Europe a core strategic resource, moments ago Russian wire services blasted the … Continue reading

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Game-changer: Saudis seek to re-balance Mideast against U.S.

Saudi Arabia is proposing a sweeping deal to Russia that solidifies Moscow’s position in the Middle East and Persian Gulf largely at the expense of the United States, according to informed Egyptian security officials. The deal incorporates increased Russian involvement … Continue reading

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Polar Cold War

The Pentagon on Friday unveiled a new strategy to defend the Arctic region from security threats as Russia builds up cold-weather forces in the region and China prepares to claim resources. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said during a speech in … Continue reading

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