International affairs

John Kerry, the US Secretary of State, is accusing Russia of organising and instigating the popular uprisings in Eastern Ukraine. He is accusing the Russians of undermining the Ukrainian state. He has not offered a shred of evidence that the uprisings in Eastern Ukraine have been organised by Russia.

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NATO General Secretary Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said that he has a message for Russia. It is: to stop blaming others for your own actions, to stop massing your troops, to stop escalating this crisis and start engaging in a genuine dialogue. We know what he means by “genuine dialogue”. It means capitulate and agree […]

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What is going on here? Russia has not “invaded” anywhere. Nor acted “aggressively”. The situation in Ukraine can be analysed. In brief; the West and Russia have been competing for influence in post-Soviet Ukraine. Russia used diplomacy; a loan and an agreement with an elected President. The West used the usual underhand methods. A first-wave […]

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Mr David Cameron the British Prime Minister is reported today as saying: Russia has sought to annex Crimea. This is a flagrant breach of international law and something we will not recognise. This behaviour belongs to the Europe of the last century not this one. It cannot be ignored or we risk more serious problems […]

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These are some remarks by NATO Secretary GeneralĂ‚ Anders Fogh Rasmussen as reported by AFP: Denouncing the moves in the Crimean peninsula as “military aggression,” Rasmussen said Russia’s actions were part of a long-running pattern across the region to block nations from forging ties with the West. “If you look at all of this, you […]

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