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BOON AND BANE – Ukraine crisis puts Swiss OSCE chair in spotlight

by Urs Geiser, swissinfo.ch April 15, 2014 – 16:24 The success of the mission by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe is measured by whether it is able to help…

Putin warns Europe of gas shortages over Ukraine debts

Source: BBC COMMENTS (251) Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned European leaders that Ukraine’s delays in paying for Russian gas have created a “critical situation”. Pipelines transiting Ukraine deliver Russian gas…

Jordan, Russia ‘seeking solution to Syria crisis’

His Majesty King Abdullah is received by Russian President Vladimir Putin ahead of their talks in Moscow on Wednesday (Photo courtesy of Royal Court) AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah…

Ukraine crisis: Is Russia ready to move into eastern Ukraine?

Source: BBC Ukraine’s interior minister has warned pro-Russian activists who have taken over state buildings in eastern cities to enter talks to find a political solution or face “force”. Arsen…

Pro-Russian protesters seize govt buildings in Ukraine’s Donetsk, Lugansk and Kharkov

Thousands of people waving Russian flags flooded the streets of eastern Ukraine on Sunday. Demonstrators in the cities of Donetsk, Lugansk, and Kharkov seized state offices, while in Donetsk they…

Putin is playing by his own rules.

Source: CNN Putin is playing by his own rules. What could the modern world do against a dictator with nuclear weapons and vast approval within his own country? Not much.…

Crimea’s Muslim Tatars Seek Autonomy

OnIslam & News Agencies Sunday, 30 March 2014 00:00 The latest move by Crimean Muslim Tatar was expected to face Russian pressures, amid moves by Moscow to convince the minority…

Russia’s Military Begins Massive Nuclear War Drill

The Diplomat: by Zachary Keck — While much Western attention has been bestowed on Russia’s military buildup near Ukraine, Moscow also began a massive nuclear offensive exercise on Thursday. According…

As U.S. war ends, Russia returns to Afghanistan with series of investment projects

Source: The Washington Post KABUL — To the white-bearded Afghan machinists, it felt like the Cold War era had suddenly returned. After 25 years of working in a sprawling Soviet-built factory…

Ron Paul: US shouldn’t meddle in Ukraine

Source: Russia Today Former presidential hopeful and long-time lawmaker Ron Paul told RT that he doesn’t think the United States should get involved any further in the escalating situation in…

Russia: New Family Code to protect traditional family, religious values – key lawmaker

Published time: March 04, 2014 13:41 RIA Novosti / Maksim Blinov   The head of the lower house committee for family issues has described a new set of legislative amendments…

Ukraine crisis: EU and US impose sanctions over Crimea

Coming up: EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton gives a news briefing Continue reading the main story in BBC Ukraine crisis Crimea votes Critical test for US Is referendum legal?…

CRIMEA ANNEXATION- Swiss walk tightrope between the West and Russia

by Frédéric Burnand in Geneva, swissinfo.ch March 16, 2014 – 10:31 With the future status of Crimea still uncertain, Switzerland is making the most of its good standing with Moscow to impose…

Crimea referendum: Voters ‘back Russia union’

Source: BBC Some 95.5% of voters in Crimea have supported joining Russia in a disputed referendum, officials announce, after half the votes have been counted. Crimea’s leader says he will…

In the long run, Vladimir Putin is likely to lose in Crimea

STORY SUMMARY March 14, 2014 12:07 By David Ignatius    The Daily Star, Lebanon   It’s still possible to imagine a fuzzy, face-saving compromise in Ukraine: Crimea would have a new,…

How The Crimean War Still Echoes Today

French and British warships of the Allied fleet begin their attack on the city of Sevastopol, the base of the Russian Tsar’s Black Sea fleet, during the Crimean War, October…

Let’s study history: Crimean War From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Crimean War From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia For other uses, see Crimean War (disambiguation). Crimean War Part of Ottoman wars in Europe and the Russo-Turkish wars Detail of Franz Roubaud‘s panoramic painting The Siege of Sevastopol (1904) Date October…

Crimean crisis: Burkhalter and Putin discuss Ukraine solutions

  Russian President Vladimir Putin has his eyes on Crimea (Keystone)   swissinfo.ch and agencies March 12, 2014 – 19:49   Swiss President Didier Burkhalter, in his capacity as chairman…

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