Category Eurasia Cold War 2016? Russia Hopes To Open Cuba, Vietnam Military Bases, Expand Presence Around World

[] Russia does presently have several military bases aboard, but most are near its borders, in the Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Moldova and Belarus. It did have bases in Cuba and Vietnam as late as the early 2000s, but those were closed, according to BBC News.With its annexation of Crimea from Ukraine two years ago, on-and-off […]

Mapping media freedom

14 August 2015 –- The Foundation to Fight Corruption (FFC), a public initiative founded by the blogger and opposition leader, Alexei Navalnyi, received a warning from state authorities regarding its practices. Roskomnadzor, a state authority controlling over the media and information, warns that the FFC is breaking Russian federal law no. 139-FZ “On protection of […]

▶ WikiLeaks Leaks Controversial Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Documents – YouTube

“The WikiLeaks release of the text comes ahead of the decisive TPP Chief Negotiators summit in Salt Lake City, Utah, on 19-24 November 2013. The chapter published by WikiLeaks is perhaps the most controversial chapter of the TPP due to its wide-ranging effects on medicines, publishers, internet services, civil liberties and biological patents.” Remember NATFTA? […]

Ukrainian Arrested in Russia and Charged With… – Matthew Aid

“The Federal Security Service department learned about the collection of engineering and production documents from regional engineering plants by S. Skyrta, born in 1981, a representative of Ukraine’s Poltava Turbo-Mechanical Plant, a unit of UkrRosMetall Concern,” it said. “The fact of the foreigner’s contacts with employees of Russian plants were aimed at creating a permanent […]

US House Passes Resolution to Send Lethal Aid to Ukraine / Sputnik International

The European Union and the United States have so far only pledged non-lethal aid and military training assistance to Ukraine. Earlier this month, Obama approved an additional $75 million aid package for Kiev, which would include providing equipment such as drones and armored vehicles. Russia has said that providing Kiev will weapons will exacerbate the Ukrainian crisis, and […]

Gobierno ucraniano promulga polémica ley sobre estatus de Donbass › Mundo › Granma – Órgano oficial del PCC

KIEV.—La ley sobre un estatus especial del Donbass entró en vigor el jueves tras ser promulgada por el presidente ucraniano, Petro Poro­shenko, con respaldo de la Suprema Rada (Parlamento), pese al rechazo de las regiones rebeldes. Poroshenko firmó las enmiendas introducidas al artículo 10 de la ley de Ucrania sobre un régimen especial de autogestión […]

School of Privacy – VPN and TOR Ban Looming on the Horizon for Russia | TorrentFreak

The country is now looking at ways of bringing this to an end, with Russia’s main web-blocking body supporting a worrying proposal by a Russian MP to ban use of these tools via School of Privacy – VPN and TOR Ban Looming on the Horizon for Russia | TorrentFreak.

As Fighting Intensifies, U.S. Troops to Train Ukrainian National Guard / Sputnik US – News, Opinion, Radio

The U.S. State Department aims “to assist Ukraine in strengthening its law enforcement capabilities, conduct internal defense, and maintain rule of law” Pentagon spokeswoman Lt. Col. Vanessa Hillman told Defense News. The training mission comes at a time when fighting around the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk between government forces and anti-Kiev separatists rages on. Rebels plan to expand battles for new territory, […]

Russia: Law on ‘undesirable organizations’ will further tighten the noose on dissent | Amnesty International

“This law is another sobering sign of how the Russian authorities are quickly closing in on fundamental freedoms and the work of independent civil society groups in the country,” said Sergei Nikitin, Amnesty International’s Moscow Office Director.“We’ve seen time and again how ideas which threaten fundamental freedoms get railroaded through the Duma and make their […]

Refugees, neo-Nazis, and super patriots: Heading into the Ukrainian war zone | PandoDaily

I joined the Peace and Order volunteer supply trip at the end of August, just as Ukraine’s armed forces were completely collapsing from a fierce Russia-backed separatist counteroffensive. Back then, Ukraine was still several weeks away from President Poroshenko being forced into a humiliating ceasefire agreement that granted the breakaway Luhansk and Donetsk Republics special […]

Ukrainian Combat Jet Returned Without Missiles After MH17 Crash: Reports / Sputnik International

The missiles carried by the Su-25 (NATO reporting name Frogfoot) are capable of targeting an object at a 3-5-kilometer (1-3 mile) distance, and to an altitude of 7,000 meters (23,000 feet), the source stressed. “With jet’s raised nose, it is not a problem to fix a target and launch a missile. The flying range of […]

New Footage Allegedly Shows Fiery Aftermath of MH17 Crash in Ukraine | VICE News

MH17 crash in Ukraine – The Straits Times — A Malaysian airliner crashed in eastern Ukraine, after it was taken down by a suspected missile strike on Thursday, killing all 298 people onboard. — “По сепаратистам залпом 333” – украинская армия дает прикурить боевичкам – YouTube — via New Footage Allegedly Shows Fiery Aftermath of […]

Expectations high in Ukraine after pro-Western parties sweep elections | GlobalPost

Not only did radical forces fair relatively poorly, but Ukraine’s Communist Party also failed to enter parliament for the first time in what many hailed as a symbolic success.It was just the sort of message President Petro Poroshenko was hoping to send as he sought to close the final chapter of his country’s tumultuous revolution.Oleksiy […]

PressTV – US has more sanctions against Russia than against Ebola

With so little known about a deadly disease, one would think that with Ebola on the rampage in three West Africa countries, air flights to and from these countries would be halted.When riots or kidnappings present dangers in foreign lands, the State Department issues a travel advisory and warns, and sometimes prevents, Americans from traveling […]

ITAR-TASS: World – US denies agreement on arms supplies to Kiev

Earlier on Sunday, Yuri Lutsenko, an adviser to Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko and leader of the Pyotr Poroshenko Bloc party, wrote on his Facebook page that the latest NATO summit had yielded agreements on sending Western military advisers and the delivery of modern weapons from the United States, France, Italy, Poland and Norway. via ITAR-TASS: […]

Article: Ukraine – MH17 like Shoot Down Predicted a Month Ago plus Russian Defense Chief in English | OpEdNews

A Ukrainian resistance member provided a chilling prediction of the recent shoot down of Malaysian Air MH17. A YouTube video posted on June 18, 2014 by Anti-Maidan tells the story. Resistance militia soldier Elena from Slavyansk describes the attacks on her city of 100,000 plus by the Ukraine army and the death and suffering those […]

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