Saturday, February 28, 2015

Russia Today: "Nemtsov is Killed, Savchenko is Dying"

Kremlin (c) Copyright controlled.
"Boris is dead, Nadiya is dying"

Leading Members of the European/Russian Intelligentsia Assassinated By The New Moscow Kremlin

(c) Agence France Press

Russian Democrats Outside of Moscow Mourn the Assassination of One of Their Leaders

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Friday, February 27, 2015

One Dead In MOSCOW

"The United States condemns the brutal murder of Boris Nemtsov, and we call upon the Russian government to conduct a prompt, impartial, and transparent investigation into the circumstances of his murder and ensure that those responsible for this vicious killing are brought to justice. Nemtsov was a tireless advocate for his country, seeking for his fellow Russian citizens the rights to which all people are entitled. I admired Nemtsov’s courageous dedication to the struggle against corruption in Russia and appreciated his willingness to share his candid views with me when we met in Moscow in 2009. We offer our sincere condolences to Boris Efimovich’s family, and to the Russian people, who have lost one of the most dedicated and eloquent defenders of their rights."
President Obama

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Slavic Darkness Before The Slavic/European Springtime: Free Nadiya Savchenko

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Putin Claims That Russian Lt-General Alexander Lentsov Is Voluntarily Invading Ukraine With No Role Of Putin Or Kremlin

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Sunday News: Russia Ponders How to Expand Occupation and Anti-Modernization Push in Europe

Piski, West of Russian-Occupied Donetsk, Ukraine

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Near Quiet on the Eastern Front: Statement by the Trilateral Contact Group on Ukraine consultations held on 14 February 2015

Neighborly Love: An elderly eastern Ukrainian woman approaches the site where her neighbor was killed on Feburary 14 by 'Guest' Russian Terrorists

Today, Feburary 14, 2015.  (c) Agence France Press.

'Guest' Russian Terrorists in Ukraine and Occupied Ukrainian Autonomous Republic of Crimea v. G7 Sanctions

Friday, February 13, 2015

Peace Talks/War Deals: A child was killed during clashes between Russian-backed separatists and government forces in Artemivsk, Ukraine, on Friday

Photo credit:  (c) Petr David Josek/Associated Press       

Hope and Doubt (Two Weeks Before Ukrainian and Russian Spring)

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

​A complex of measures to fulfill the Minsk II agreements

World Bank will provide $2 billion to Ukraine in 2015

Reuters: Fifty tanks, 40 missile systems crossed from Russia into east Ukraine overnight during course of peace talks in Minsk, Belarus

BRUSSELS—Ukraine is set to receive around $40 billion in international assistance over the next four years, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said Feb. 12


Terrorist advisor Vladislav Surkov one of the first seven persons put by President Obama under executive sanctions

IMF proposes new $17.5 billion deal for Ukraine

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Terrorists Zakharchenko And Plotnitsky Reported To Reject European Statesmen's Minsk Peace Agreement


Cease-Fire By 10 AM on February 14; Restoration of Ukrainian Territorial Integrity By End of 2015 (Excluding Crimea)?

Wake, If You Can, And Go And Live Again (From the House of the Dead)

New Europe

Palace of Independence, Minsk, Belarus.  Photo credit:  (c) Mykola Lazarenko.  Copyright controlled.

MINSK - Germany, France, Russia, and Ukraine will sign a joint declaration on the need to fulfill the September 2014 Minsk agreements

(c) Agence France Press

Profiles in Courage

World leaders in Minsk; sister and mother of imprisoned Ukrainian Nadiya Savchenko, who is on a hunger strike, in Moscow.  Both photos (c) copyright controlled.

Does Putin's Medvedchuk Aim to Overthrow Elected President Poroshenko and Undermine Ukrainian Democacy and Economic Modernization?

New York Times

Photo credit:  (c) Reuters.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will brief EU leaders at a summit in Brussels on Feb. 12

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Morning Now In Minsk, Belarus, Europe

Morning in Donetsk, Ukraine, Europe as Presidents of Germany, France, Russia, and Ukraine head for Minsk.  (c)  Copyright controlled.

Merkel and Hollande would effectively give Russia an additional 500 square kilometers (200 square miles). The proposal would create of a 50-70-kilometer demilitarized zone around the current front line similar to the dividing lines in Korea and Cyprus, and formerly in Germany.


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

$27bn for Ukraine would be far less than 0.1 per cent of the combined economic output of the US and the EU

February 10, 2015: From Russia With ...

Saturday, February 07, 2015

"Vladimir, I beg you. Please calm down."

The players with the Donetsk Opera and Ballet Theater are still in disbelief at what is happening around them.

Merkel herself fears that there are no guarantees a new peace treaty on Sunday would be respected by lawless Russia even if Putin agreed to one.

Eastern Europe Before And ...

Eastern Ukraine's Sergey Prokofiev international airport on February 7, 2015.
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Friday, February 06, 2015

Diplomacy in Kyiv, Ukraine, Future European Union

“We want a diplomatic solution but we cannot close our eyes to tanks that are crossing the border from Russia and coming into Ukraine. We can’t close our eyes to Russian fighters in unmarked uniforms crossing the border and leading individual companies of so-called separatists in battle.”

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Russia Rejects Its Signed September Peace Plan for Eastern Ukraine; Sends 1000 Special Ops Forces to Lead Rebel/Russian Terrorist Activities in Europe

NATO officials estimate that 1,000 Russian military and intelligence personnel are supporting the separatist offensive in eastern Ukraine, in violation of the September peace agreement that Russia signed in Minsk, Belarus, Future European Union.

New York Times