RUSSIA/UKRAINE | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


RUSSIA/UKRAINE

Mar 10 21:34

Putin killed the Dinosaurs


(Western media bias against Russia)

Mar 10 19:12

Pro-Russia fighters have withdrawn weapons, says Ukraine president

The Ukrainian president, Petro Poroshenko, says pro-Russia rebels have withdrawn a significant amount of weaponry from the frontlines in eastern Ukraine, three weeks after a ceasefire deal was struck.

Attacks have fallen significantly, but accusations of continued violence on both sides show the fragility of the peace accord agreed in Minsk last month, which calls for the withdrawal of heavy weapons from frontlines.

Mar 10 18:15

US Sends Over 100 US Tanks, Armor To Latvia As Nuland "Confirms" Russia Delivering Weapons

No lesser trustworthy character than Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland explained this morning that the US can "confirm" new Russian weapons delivery to Ukraine and that they "can tell" when Russia sends in new weapons (though offering no explanation of this statement). This comment to the Senate Committee comes a day after the US delivered 'lethal aid' to Latvia - 120 armored units (including tanks) - with US Army General John O’Conner who witnessed the tanks arriving on Latvian soil said, "Freedom must be fought for, freedom must be defended." And finally, one more shot in the eye of the germans, deputy under-secretary of Defense Brian McKeon said the US is "actively considering more weapons for Ukraine," seemingly implying they alreadt sent some?

Mar 10 17:23

U.S. Military Moves To Russian Borders For First Time Ever

RIGA, Latvia: Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division offload an M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tank from the transportation vessel “Liberty Promise” March 9 at the Riga Universal Terminal docks. More than 100 pieces of equipment, including the tanks, M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicles and assorted military cargo, will move on to sites in other areas of Latvia as well as Estonia and Lithuania in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.

Mar 10 15:49

Putin Signs Law on Loan Restructuring for Cyprus

President Vladimir Putin endorsed the restructuring of an intergovernmental agreement on a state financial loan for Cyprus, signed in December 2011. Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law to ratify a protocol on the restructuring of a loan to Cyprus, according to a document published on Russia's official website for legal information Monday.

Mar 10 15:02

The Real Story on Iran, US, Russia and China

The real story is, and will continue to be, how Iran, the key power in Southwest Asia, is about to be positioned in the nonstop complex ballet between the US, Russia and China. That’s one of the key vectors of the New Great Game in Eurasia.

Mar 10 14:46

Ukraine to Spend Last of Its Money on New Arms – German Media

Undeterred by its empty state coffers and looming bankruptcy, Kiev is all set to almost quadruple the amount of money it spends on new weapons.

In 2015 the defense ministry plans to spend 14 billion hryvnias (around $600 million), which amounts to almost a third of the country’s defense budget, the ministry’s press secretary Victoria Kushnir announced on Tuesday.

Mar 10 14:46

NATO’s New Lease on Life: Confronting Foes of Its Own Creation

In his speech at the Royal United Services Institute looking at the ‘changing nature of threats faced by the UK’, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond described Russia as a principal threat and geopolitical foe.

In explaining the reasoning, Philip Hammond said that for two decades since the end of the Cold War, "we and our allies sought to draw our old adversary [Russia] into the rules-based international system…

"We now have to accept that those efforts have been rebuffed. We are now faced with a Russian leader bent not on joining the international rules-based system which keeps the peace between nations, but on subverting it."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mar 10 14:44

Psaki Sensed ‘Russian Propaganda’ in Film About Crimea Without Watching It

Yet again, Jen Psaki was quick to judge things without giving them too much thought. The spokesperson for the US Department of State was quick to criticize a new documentary about Crimea, without actually seeing the film.

Mar 10 14:43

US Applies Pressure to States Opposing Anti-Russian Sanctions - Nuland

US Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Victoria Nuland said the US put pressure on Hungary, Greece, and Cyprus, whose leaders have opposed anti-Russian sanctions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"JUST DO IT. DO YOU HEAR ME? JUST @#$%ING DO IT!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Mar 10 14:40

Why Is the West Spoiling for a Fight with Russia?

A conflict over Ukraine would be catastrophic.

Mar 10 14:33

Kiev troops violated ceasefire regime over 400 times since signing Minsk accords

The most difficult situation remains in the vicinity of the Donetsk airport and south of Mariupol, where Kiev is pulling units of armored vehicles and servicemen.

Mar 10 14:29

German Intel: Breedlove is Bonkers!

What happens when a close friend starts acting so bizarrely that you need to gently extract yourself from his ravings lest you be tarred with the same brush -- or worse? That is the position in which Germany is increasingly finding itself, as the US government's strange pronouncements about Ukraine are getting too much to bear. The German establishment magazine Der Spiegel has just published a very important article, "Breedlove's Bellicosity: Berlin Alarmed by Aggressive NATO Stance on Ukraine," that lifts the lid on what official Germany really thinks about the US neocon push to war with Russia over Ukraine.

Mar 10 14:29

Munich Security Conference made US refrain from arms supplies to Ukraine

Earlier, German Ambassador to US Peter Wittig told Associated Press that after a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Washington on February 9, US President Barack Obama made the decision to refrain from weapons supplies to Ukraine.

Mar 10 14:23

First 20 British Saxon armored vehicles delivered to Ukrainian army — presidential advisor

Another 55 such vehicles are expected soon. All of them will be reequipped for the needs of the Ukrainian military.

Mar 10 14:18

Estonian government re-elected because Russian minority can't vote

Estonia's ruling Reform Party won the election over the Centrist Party favored by the country's ethnic Russian minority by just 16,000 votes. However, nearly 100,000 ethnic Russians in Estonia have no right to vote.

Mar 10 13:59

Putin signs law on ratification of $100 billion BRICS New Development Bank deal

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law ratifying the deal establishing the BRICS New Development Bank (NDB), according to a document published on Monday on Russia's official website for legal information.

Mar 10 13:54

Splitting the Atlantic Alliance - NATO Lies and Provocations

The fabrications of NATO’s top commander in Europe, General Philip Breedlove, have driven a wedge between Germany and the United States that could lead to a collapse of the Atlantic Alliance. According to the German news magazine, Der Spiegel, Breedlove has repeatedly sabotaged Chancellor Angela Merkel’s attempts to find a diplomatic solution to the war in Ukraine by spreading “dangerous propaganda” that is misleading the public about Russian “troop advances on the border, (and) the amassing of munitions and alleged columns of Russian tanks.” But while the unusually critical article singles out Breedlove for his hyperbolic exaggerations of so-called Russian aggression, the real purpose of the Spiegel piece is to warn Washington that EU leaders will not support a policy of military confrontation with Moscow.

Mar 10 13:29

US Sends Over 100 US Tanks, Armor To Latvia As Nuland "Confirms" Russia Delivering Weapons

No lesser trustworthy character than Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland explained this morning that the US can "confirm" new Russian weapons delivery to Ukraine and that they "can tell" when Russia sends in new weapons (though offering no explanation of this statement). This comment to the Senate Committee comes a day after the US delivered 'lethal aid' to Latvia - 120 armored units (including tanks)

Mar 10 13:19

Five High-Ranked Ukrainian Officials Die in String of Mysterious Suicides

As the Ukraine crisis continues, violence isn’t limited to the streets. A number of top Ukrainian officials have died under mysterious circumstances during one 34-day period, leading many to suspect foul play.

The first death occurred on January 26 of this year, and would prove to be the beginning of a most violent month.

The Hunting Rifle

A former first deputy chief of Ukrainian Railways, Mykola Serhiyenko had worked directly for former president Mykola Azarov, who is now wanted by Interpol for embezzlement and misappropriation.

On January 26, Serhiyenko, 57, was found dead in his home in Kiev. He was alone, with all of his windows and doors locked from the inside. Apparent cause of death: a gunshot wound inflicted by his own hunting rifle.

Mar 10 08:40

Russia’s Remarkable Renaissance

Something remarkable is taking place in Russia, and it’s quite different from what we might expect. Rather than feel humiliated and depressed Russia is undergoing what I would call a kind of renaissance, a rebirth as a nation. This despite or in fact because the West, led by the so-called neo-conservatives in Washington, is trying everything including war on her doorstep in Ukraine, to collapse the Russian economy, humiliate Putin and paint Russians generally as bad. In the process, Russia is discovering positive attributes about her culture, her people, her land that had long been forgotten or suppressed.

Mar 10 06:05

The Power of Israel over the United States

There is much idle chatter from liberals, leftists and progressives, claiming that Netanyahu’s ‘brazen intervention’would backfire;

There have been times when history has played tricks with man and…has magnified the features of essentially small persons into a parody of greatness--Rabindranath Tagore(on Benito Mussolini)

How is it that the ruler (Benjamin Netanyahu) of a puny country (Israel) of 8.2 million (6.2 million Jews) with the 37th biggest economy (GDP in current prices) in the world dictates war policy and secures the willing submission of the legislature of the largest economy and most powerful military empire in the world?

What significance does Netanyahu’s speech to the US Congress have, beyond the fact that he uses it as a platform to attack the elected President of the US, to denounce US peace negotiations and to demand that Congress adopt policies designed to precipitate a war with Iran?

Mar 09 22:48

Berlin Rumbles Washington’s Hidden War Agenda

Washington’s reckless attempts to scuttle the shaky ceasefire in Ukraine are unnerving Germany. The German government feels, with good reason, that the Americans are trying to undermine its recent efforts to mediate a political solution to the nearly year-old conflict, which has caused at least 6,000 deaths and up to one million refugees. Not only that but the violence between the ultranationalist regime in Kiev and the pro-Russian separatists in the east is threatening to spillover into a wider war that could involve Russia and the rest of Europe.

Mar 09 22:07

Ukrainians Disillusioned with Maidan 'Heroes'

In the now "post-Yanukovych" era, Ukraine's political scene is full of a cast of characters jockeying for positions of power and influence in a failed state.

Mar 09 15:29

Breedlove’s Bellicosity: Berlin Alarmed by Aggressive NATO Stance on Ukraine

US President Obama supports Chancellor Merkel’s efforts at finding a diplomatic solution to the Ukraine crisis. But hawks in Washington seem determined to torpedo Berlin’s approach. And NATO’s top commander in Europe hasn’t been helping either.

Mar 09 12:42

US Acts as Terrorist State Waging Finance War Against Russia – Magazine

The United States is waging a finance war against Moscow in a bid to weaken Russia to a point of economic and social destruction, the Austrian Contra magazine said, adding that this campaign goes against international law, WTO rules and bilateral agreements.

Mar 09 12:25

OVER 100 US ARMORED VEHICLES ROLL INTO LATVIA, NATO FLEXES MUSCLES IN EUROPE

Latvia has confirmed more than 120 armored units, including tanks, have been delivered by the US. According to the Latvian Ministry of Defense, these include M1A2 Abrams tanks and M2A3 Bradley armored vehicles.

The move to deploy yet more tanks and armored vehicles was welcomed by Latvian Minister of Defense Raymond Vejonis.“The presence of our allies (US and NATO) in Latvia is a confirmation of solidarity and security in the region,” Vejonis said in a statement on Twitter.

Mar 09 11:51

The Unthinkable - Possible Nuclear War With Russia

Lunatics running things in Washington make anything possible. Obama looks like Bush on steroids.

Neocons infest his administration and Congress. Permanent war on humanity more than ever is official US policy.

Ukraine is ground zero. Ongoing conflict risks the unthinkable - direct US confrontation with Russia risking nuclear war.

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned Ukraine's conflict could "unavoidably lead to a nuclear war.."

Nuclear arms expert Steven Starr warned about things headed recklessly toward this possibility.

Mar 09 11:45

Kiev military open fire 25 times in past 24 hours — Donetsk Republic’s defence ministry

Kiev’s military 25 times opened fire at positions of militia of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), the self-proclaimed republic’s defence ministry reported on Sunday.

"Within last 24 hours, we registered about 25 times of opened fire, where nine were made at night," the Donetsk news agency quoted the ministry’s report.

The military say, the Ukrainian forces used tank artillery and 122mm mortars.

Mar 09 11:30

US Puts Ukraine Training Operation on Hold Because of Ceasefire

Having spent the last several months hyping their intended military training operation in Ukraine, US military officials in Europe are now confirming the plan is indefinitely on hold.

“The US government would like to see the Minsk agreement fulfilled,” a Pentagon statement said by way of an explanation, adding that the military “is prepared to carry out the mission if and when our government decides to move forward.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think the White House finally got the message that Europe does not want a new World War in their front yard, and as usual, is trying to make it look like this is all Obama's idea!

Mar 09 11:19

Important developments in the Nemtsov murder case (UPDATED)

The authorities seem pretty confident that they got the right men. They are:

Zaur Dadaev – the supposed killer who, according to unconfirmed reports, was the deputy commander of the Chechen special operations battalion “Vostok”.
Shagit Gubashev
Anzor Gubashev
Khamzat Bakhaev
Tamerlan Eskerkhanov
Shagid Gubashev
Ramzan Bakhaev

The last two have not, as of this moment, been charged with anything.

This is a big group of people and it appears that the security services have caught if not the full network or gang, then at least most of it.

Mar 09 09:50

Who Killed Nemtsov - by Israel Shamir

These doubtful crimes have an additional common quality: their striking visual aspect. Nemtsov’s death wasn’t on the Twin Towers scale, but the flamboyant playboy and opposition politician was dispatched in style. Fluffy snow falling upon the bridges over Moscow River with brightly-lit polychrome domes of St Basil’s Cathedral and the red crenelated walls of Kremlin provided a perfect background. Add six bullets, a white American car the assassins used to flee the scene, and a beautiful Ukrainian model Anna, 23, stooping over the prostrated body of her dead lover, and you’ll get a haunting picture Raymond Chandler could script and Howard Hawks direct. Or perhaps James Cameron of the Titanic would be a better choice.

Mar 09 08:41

Victoria Nuland Lied to US Congress about Phantom Russian Hoards in Ukraine

Nuland called US planned and implements year ago Maidan violence using well-trained Nazi thugs “peaceful protest(s) by ordinary Ukrainians.”

“They braved frigid temperatures, brutal beatings and sniper bullets…Ukraine began to forge a new nation…holding free and fair election…and undertaking deep and comprehensive economic and political reforms.”

Fact: US-deposed President Viktor Yanukovych’s police showed remarkable restraint.

Fact: Washington-supported Nazi thugs bore full responsibility for beatings, sniper killings and other violence.

Fact: Ukrainian parliamentary and presidential elections were farcical – with no legitimacy whatever.

Fact: So-called economic reforms involve crushing hardships on already impoverished Ukrainians in return for loan-shark-of-last-resort IMF blood money.

Fact: No responsible political reforms exist. None are planned. It bears repeating. Ukraine is a US-installed fascist dictatorship.

Mar 09 08:39

Russia to match US lethal aid to Ukraine: Top US diplomat

Some US and European officials are worried that providing lethal weapons to Ukraine would escalate a conflict that has killed about 6,000 people since last April, and drag them into a proxy war with Russia.

However, some members of Congress have stepped up pressure on the White House to counter what they see as increased aggression by Moscow.

Mar 09 08:38

Despite Ceasefire, Increasing Push for US to Arm Ukraine

Despite a ceasefire having held in Ukraine’s Civil War for a couple of weeks now, US officials are still pushing the Obama Administration to follow through and start delivering arms to the Ukrainian military to fight this conflict.

US officials continue to insist the rebels are “violating” the ceasefire, despite death tolls in the conflict having fallen to virtually none, and are presenting this as Russia’s fault, despite Russia’s effort to negotiate the ceasefire, and a number of US officials openly opposing it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mar 09 08:17

Falsification Revealed: Zbigniew Brzezinski Lied to US Senate About Crimea

The analyst emphasized that what Brzezinski called the "seizure" of Crimea by Russia on March 16, 2014, was in fact an act of aggression of the United States, that backed a military coup in Kiev. The so called "Maidan revolution" resulted in ousting of democratically elected president Viktor Yanukovych.

Eric Zuesse cited the founder of Stratfor, "the private CIA firm," who dubbed the event as "the most blatant coup in history." Predictably, Washington's move was qualified by Moscow as a hostile action directly threatening Russia's security. Surprisingly, Zbigniew Brzezinski did not say a word about it, although he had repeatedly claimed in his publications that without Ukraine Moscow would be unable to ensure its security and would lose a chance become a truly global player.

Mar 09 08:16

5,000 Military Servicemen to Take Part in Norway Drills Near Russian Border

About 5,000 servicemen and 400 units of military equipment will be involved in the "Joint Viking" exercises that kick off on Monday in the north of Norway, not far from the Russian border.

Mar 09 08:16

Nemtsov Murder Suspect Commits Suicide By Grenade, 5 Others Arrested

Convenient? While two North Caucasus men have been formally arrested and charged for the murder of Boris Nemtsov (and three others arrested as suspected accomplices), The Telegraph reports a sixth suspect, Bislan Shavanov, decided to blow himself up with a grenade when police surrounded his home in Chechnya.

Mar 09 08:14

NATO's Not Enough! President Juncker Calls For Creation Of European Army To "React Credibly" To Russia

No lessor official than European Commission President (and liar-when-it's-serious) Jean-Claude Juncker has called for the creation of an EU army... in order to show Russia "that [The EU is] serious about defending European values." Juncker explained an EU army would "help us fulfil Europe's responsibilities in the world," arguing that NATO was not enough since not all EU members are part of the alliance. As one stunned euro-skeptic exclaimed, "we have all seen the utter mess the EU has made of the economy, so how can we even think of trusting them with its defence."

Mar 09 07:43

Crazed Washington Drives the World to the Final War

Westerners live in The Matrix, and the presstitutes keep them there. The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, and the TV channels perform as agents (as in the Matrix film) actively suppressing any glimmer of factual reality.

Western people have no comprehension of the real reasons for Washington’s murderous interventions in Yugoslavia, Middle East, Afghanistan, Libya, Ukraine, Indonesia, or Latin America. The most transparent lies are fed to people too ignorant to recognize the lies. The lies have cost huge numbers of deaths and injuries and are leading directly to war with Russia and China.

Mar 09 07:23

Ukraine's Withdrawal of Artillery as Called for by the Ceasefire Is Fiction

The overall mechanism is the following: under the cameras of the OSCE representatives or of the Ukrainian journalists (for the Ukrainian media), the Ukrainian artillery and "Grads" take off their positions and drive away from the front line. After this, in 3-5 km, they make a turn and return to the backup positions (typically, prepared in advance, which suggests a systemic nature of such "maneuvers") near the front line. There they are additionally camouflaged and stand ready to open fire. Another level of masquerading this process is the retreat of mostly useless 100 mm "Rapiers". The main efforts are focused on preserving heavy artillery and MLRS at the front.

Mar 09 07:12

Ukraine and UNSC: Spread of Total Lies

The Ukraine’s media outlets inform that the Russian troops continue to advance attacking Ukrainian security forces. Residential areas and state buildings come under sporadic shelling. (1) Yuriy Sergeyev, the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations, said Debaltseve was attacked not by «insurgents», but rather by Russia-supported mercenaries and Russian troops. The current Ukrainian government never even tried to explain why it outright violated or not fully complied with the Minsk agreements. How to answer the question why Ukraine hampers humanitarian supplies coming from Russia?

Mar 09 06:52

The Origin of the ‘New Cold War’

This will be history, replacing myth. So: if at the start it might seem unbelievable, I request the reader — please click onto the sources; and, as you read them, you will (if you have been getting your ‘news’ from the popular mainstream and ‘alternative’ ‘news’ sources) experience the replacement of myth by actual history. The world in our time will come directly alive via the most-reliable sources that exist; and it clearly contradicts, it disproves, the widespread myth that has been projected from the ‘news.’

Mar 09 06:44

Russia and the Neocon March to World War 3 with Paul Craig Roberts

The Neocon march to World War III with Russia is explored with retired Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, Paul Craig Roberts. How George W. Bush and Dick Cheney managed to embolden the far right towards reckless endangerment of global peace, and how Russia has become the focus of the static is discussed. The possibility of global economic collapse, plus the Reagan administration figure talks about how the political landscape has changed for the worse in this uncensored political discussion on Buzzsaw, hosted by Sean Stone.

Mar 09 04:47

Berlin Rumbles Washington’s Hidden War Agenda

Berlin and the rest of Europe need to move fast to underpin diplomacy with Russia and to head off Washington’s death-wish plunge into the abyss.

Washington’s reckless attempts to scuttle the shaky ceasefire in Ukraine are unnerving Germany. The German government feels, with good reason, that the Americans are trying to undermine its recent efforts to mediate a political solution to the nearly year-old conflict, which has caused at least 6,000 deaths and up to one million refugees. Not only that but the violence between the ultranationalist regime in Kiev and the pro-Russian separatists in the east is threatening to spillover into a wider war that could involve Russia and the rest of Europe.

Mar 08 16:09

One of Nemtsov murder suspects admits guilt

Mar 08 15:20

Israel Shamir: Who Killed Nemtsov

The Russians are worried that pro-Western neoliberal party will regain the positions they lost after 2000, and dead Nemtsov will indeed be more useful for his cause than alive one.

Anyway, while the mourning and the funeral did not cause any breach of peace, the march did not turn into a Maidan or Tahrir, and Bernard Henri Levi did not land on the Red Square, the Putin’s government got cold feet. For a long eight days Russian police looked for the murderers, and meanwhile the Yeltsin’s cadres, people of nineties assaulted Putin from within and the Western media and officials from without. President Putin is not a Genghis Khan, he is a non-confrontational bloke whose great ambition is to live in peace and harmony with the West while defending Russia’s vital interests, and observing interests of Russia’s wealthies and worthies. He also wants to be accepted as an equal among the world’s great, East and West.

Mar 08 14:49

EU Increasingly Abandons Obama on Ukraine

As reported on Saturday March 7th by both German Economic News, and Spiegel magazine, the ongoing lies and arrogance from U.S. President Barack Obama’s Administration regarding Ukraine and Russia have finally raised to the surface a long-mounting anger of Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Government.

Mar 08 13:46

Polish Military to Instruct Ukrainian Troops Under NATO Program

The Polish military will provide training to Ukrainian troops as part of the NATO program, Polish Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna said Thursday.

Mar 08 13:38

Juncker says EU army would deter Russia from aggression

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has said a common European army would be a timely deterrent against further Russian aggression on the continent.

Ed comment: Further Russian aggression? The only aggression on the continent over recent decades has been that sponsored by unelected EU bureaucrats like Juncker and their democracy-exporting pals in the United States.

Mar 08 12:20

Putin Wants to Eat Your Children

If U.S. television and politicians started saying that Saudi Arabia should be bombed because it kills and tortures innocent people, within a week many millions of Americans would demand just that. And because those voices do say that about ISIS, many millions of Americans do favor a war on ISIS.

My point is not that bombs would be worse than the problem addressed and would make the problem itself worse as well, although that's all true. Rather, my point is that most people who favor wars do so in order to blindly support a nation, and in blindly supporting that nation they allow it to dictate which wars they will favor. Although war supporters will give you reasons for the wars they favor, they actually favor whichever wars they are told to favor, and no others. And they'll give you the reasons they are told to believe in as well.

Mar 08 12:08

Washington Post: Ukraine unofficially has 272 percent inflation!

Whether this admission is made in the hopes of getting more funding to the Kiev regime or whether its intention is to signal that it is time for everybody to get the hell out of Dodge is anybody’s guess, but I personally am much more inclined to believe the latter version. The WAPO actually says that “it’s hard to overstate how challenged Ukraine is” and “Ukraine’s annual inflation is already 272 percent, and, even worse, is picking up speed. Indeed, its monthly inflation rate is 64.5 percent—which translates to 39,000 percent inflation over a year—more than enough to qualify it for “hyperinflation” status” (read the full article, it is very interesting).

Mar 08 11:15

Four Suspects Detained in Connection With Nemtsov Murder – Security Council

Earlier on Saturday, Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) Director Alexander Bortnikov announced that Zaur Dadayev and Anzor Gubashev were arrested on suspicion of the murder of Nemtsov. Both suspects are from the Caucasus region of southern Russia.

Among those detained were "Zaur Dadayev, who is the deputy commander of a unit of 'Sever' battalion of the Chechen Republic Ministry of Internal Affairs and another man who was with him in the car at the moment [of the arrest]. Anzor Gubashev who worked in a private security company in Moscow and his younger brother were also detained," Albert Barakhoyev told RIA Novosti.

Mar 08 11:11

The Remarkable Coincidences of John C. Tefft

Mar 08 11:07

Germany slams NATO European commander’s comments on Ukraine as ‘dangerous propaganda’ – Spiegel

A top NATO European commander’s exaggerated comments on the Ukrainian conflict are ‘dangerous propaganda,’ and put the West at risk of losing credibility, sources in the German Chancellor’s Office told Der Spiegel.

General Philip Breedlove made harsh remarks on the situation in Ukraine on Wednesday, saying that the self-defense forces, with the assistance of Russia, have prepared “over a thousand combat vehicles” and “sophisticated air defense, battalions of artillery” in the south-east of the country.

“What is clear is that right now it is not getting better, it is getting worse every day,” NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) concluded.

Mar 08 10:34

Germany Has Had Enough With US Neocons: Berlin “Stunned” At US Desire For War In Ukraine

?While Russia’s envoy to NATO notes that statements by the deputy head of NATO testify to the fact that the leaders of the bloc want to intervene in Russia’s internal politics, and are “dreaming of Russian Maidan,” Washington has a bigger problem… Germany. As Der Spiegel reports, while US President Obama ‘supports’ Chancellor Merkel’s efforts at finding a diplomatic solution to the Ukraine crisis, hawks in Washington seem determined to torpedo Berlin’s approach. And NATO’s top commander in Europe hasn’t been helping either with sources in the Chancellery have referred to Breedlove’s comments as “dangerous propaganda.”

This is the view of Russia’s permanent envoy to NATO:

“The speech in Riga demonstrates the concern about Russia’s democracy and internal policy. At last, now we know that NATO has a dream, and this dream is a Maidan in Russia,” Aleksandr Grushko said in comment that was tweeted through the Russian representation office in the alliance.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

From the putsch in Ukraine last year right through to the present day, the US government has not wanted a "diplomatic resolution" to the duly elected government there having gotten thrown under a bus; the warmongers in Sodom on the Potomac have wanted war with Russia, to prevent the rise of both the ruble and Russia's economy.

The only thing "stunning" about this is that it has taken the German government so long to wake up to this reality.

Mar 08 10:31

Germany Has Had Enough With US Neocons: Berlin "Stunned" At US Desire For War In Ukraine

While Russia's envoy to NATO notes that statements by the deputy head of NATO testify to the fact that the leaders of the bloc want to intervene in Russia’s internal politics, and are "dreaming of Russian Maidan," Washington has a bigger problem... Germany. As Der Spiegel reports, while US President Obama 'supports' Chancellor Merkel's efforts at finding a diplomatic solution to the Ukraine crisis, hawks in Washington seem determined to torpedo Berlin's approach. And NATO's top commander in Europe hasn't been helping either with sources in the Chancellery have referred to Breedlove's comments as "dangerous propaganda."

Mar 08 09:12

Rothschild Seeks to Advise Ukraine Bondholders in Debt Talks

Rothschild is seeking to advise Ukraine’s bondholders in restructuring talks with a government struggling to avert default after a year of fighting with rebels crippled its economy. The company’s Paris-based sovereign advisory team has been in contact with creditors, Giovanni Salvetti, who handles central and eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. Bondholders are bracing for harsh terms as the looming debt revamp drove the nation’s $2.6 billion of notes due in July 2017 below 50 cents to the dollar since mid-February.
Share | 2 Comments

Mar 08 07:05

Crosstalking: Bibi’s dud

Iran and the West are close to accomplishing what so many in Washington and Tel Aviv are terrified of – a negotiated end to the Western standoff with Iran.

CrossTalking with Mohammad Marandi, Gareth Porter, and Chuck Freilich.

Mar 08 07:00

The Enemy is Not Russia or Putin

The enemy is not Russia or Vladimir Putin. The enemy is hypocrisy.

It has been just over a year of growing and escalating crisis in Europe since the Maidan Square protests in Kiev succeeded in toppling Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych in February 2014.

It saw the likes of US Senator John McCain – a man whose quest for a new Vietnam War never ends – travelling to the country to personally urge on the demonstrators in Kiev alongside Britain’s Catherine Ashton, representing the EU.

Mar 08 06:56

We saved Jews 3 times, Netanyahu should revise history lessons – Iranian FM

Iran has no intention of destroying Israel and has actually saved the Jews three times in history, but the current Israeli regime is a threat to Tehran, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said.

“Israel threatens to use force against Iran almost on a daily basis… Of course, if they did use force against Iran, we would defend ourselves, as we have done with great sacrifice in the past. But we are not invading, we are not threatening anybody. We have not threatened anybody for 250 years,” the Iranian FM said.

“We never had the bomb. We will never have a bomb. We’re not looking to have a bomb. We do not believe a bomb is in our interest. Whereas [Netanyahu] does have a bomb. He has 200 nuclear weapons,” he said.

Mar 08 04:32

Kiev's Drive to Dehumanize East Ukrainians

The Kiev government and its supporters largely fail to distinguish between rebels and civilians in rebel-held areas but instead see enemies in both.

Mar 08 04:28

The Enemy is Not Russia or Putin - The Real Enemy is Hypocrisy

An escalation of the conflict in eastern Ukraine benefits no one, least of all Russia. But the principle at stake is one that must be upheld – namely an end to the West dictating orders to the rest of the world and thereby spreading destabilization rather than stability, war instead of peace, and chaos at the expense of respect for international law. Only when the proponents of ‘democratism’, an ideology not to be confused with democracy, understand that the world is not theirs to control will there be an end to the never-ending spiral of conflict that shows no sign of abating anytime soon.

Mar 07 16:31

Putin warns Kiev of gas payment

Putin has warned Ukraine that Russia will not give up on advance gas payments for gas supplies, adding that Ukraine's prepaid gas was only enough for two days.

Mar 07 16:30

EU won’t be pushed into confrontation over Ukraine – foreign policy chief

The EU is resisting calls from hotheads to supply arms to Ukraine, saying it won’t be pulled into a confrontation with Russia. Europeans cite the progress in implementing a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine between Kiev and local rebels.

Mar 07 15:40

Scary! Putin doesn't just ride horses bare chested......

He is now known to have hitched a bare chested ride on a wild weasel-pecker too.

https://twitter.com/MoscowTimes/status/572725096370065408/photo/1

No wonder NATO generals lay awake at night scared shitless thinking of what this man might try next.

Mar 07 14:14

Get Vlad! - How Putin Blocked the U.S. Pivot to Asia

Putin isn’t a perfect man. He has his shortcomings and flaws like everyone else. But he appears to be a decent person who has made great strides in restoring Russia’s economy after it was looted by agents of the US following the dissolution of the Soviet Union. He has lifted living standards, increased pensions, reduced poverty, and improved education and health care which is why his public approval ratings are currently hovering at an eye-watering 86 percent. Even so, Putin is most admired for standing up to the United States and blocking its strategy to pivot to Asia. The proxy war in Ukraine is actually a struggle to thwart Washington’s plan to break up the Russian Federation, encircle China, control the flow of resources from Asia to Europe, and rule the world. Vladimir Putin is at the forefront of that conflagration which is why he has gained the respect and admiration of people around the world.

Mar 07 09:50

?EU won’t be pushed into confrontation over Ukraine – foreign policy chief

The EU is resisting calls from hotheads to supply arms to Ukraine, saying it won’t be pulled into a confrontation with Russia. Europeans cite the progress in implementing a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine between Kiev and local rebels.

The idea of providing lethal aid to Kiev is popular among many NATO officials and American politicians. US House Speaker John Boehner and a bipartisan group of top lawmakers called on President Barack Obama to deliver the weapons. But Europeans are opposing the move, which would likely escalate tensions with Russia.

“The European Union today is extremely realistic about developments in Russia. But we will never be trapped or forced or pushed or pulled into a confrontative [sic] attitude,” the EU’s Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini told the media on Friday, following an informal meeting of EU foreign ministers in Riga, Latvia.

Mar 07 09:36

Europe Blocks U.S. from Racing to War Against Russia

On Friday, 6 March, President Obama placed temporarily on ice his planned increase in weapons and soldiers to help the Ukrainian Government to ‘defend’ Ukraine against the ‘terrorists’ in Donbass, which is the Ukrainian region that had voted 90% for the President whom the Obama Administration overthrew in February 2014. (Here is where the EU first learned, on 26 February 2014, that the overthrow of Viktor Yanukovych had been a coup instead of a genuine popular revolution.) Obama replaced that Government with a racist-fascist anti-Russian regime, which quickly set about exterminating as many residents of Donbass as possible, as quickly as possible (calling them ‘terrorists,’ for their refusal to be ruled by the new Obama-imposed, anti-Russian, Government).

n/a
Mar 07 06:49

Assets of Two Russian Banks Frozen in US

The Wall Street Journal reported that banks controlled by three billionaire friends of Russian President Vladimir Putin had seen about $640 million of assets frozen in the US

Mar 07 06:40

Two Suspects Detained in Connection to Nemtsov Murder

The Russian Federal Security Service announced Saturday that two suspects have been detained in connection to the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.

"I would like to inform you that the work that has been conducted has resulted in two suspects in this crime being detained today. They are a Gubashev, Anzor and a Dadayev, Zaur," stated FSS head Alexander Bortnikov in a video posted online.

Mar 07 06:36

“We Have Built an Independent State”. Interview with Deputy PM of Donetsk People’s Republic, Mikhail Mnukhin

"First and most importantly, we have built an independent state. Even though some parts of our territory are still controlled by the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the state system of the DPR is fully functional and controls all vital operations. We can pay salaries and social dowries, form state budgets, and arrange foreign trade.

At present, the DPR has legitimately elected authorities: the Head of the Republic, [Prime Minister] Alexander Zakharchenko, and the supreme legislative body, the People`s Council. The elections for local Councils will take place soon.

It should be stressed that we have achieved all these goals during unceasing hostilities and blockades made by the Ukrainian authorities, in addition to the critical humanitarian situation in the region. In our opinion, all of these problems are the main arguments in the fight against our enemy. We managed not only to survive, but also to develop a full-fledged state."

Mar 07 06:26

Kerry Re-writes History of U.S. Support for Color Revolutions

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry either has a blind spot when it comes to the last 15 years of U.S. foreign policy or he told a big whopping lie in Geneva. Kerry, in defining U.S. action in Ukraine, said that «We [the United States] are not involved in multiple color revolutions». Someone in Kerry’s position should know better. After all, he is not only the chief foreign policy officer of the United States but he served as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee from 2009 to 2013 and was a member of the committee from the very outset of America’s «themed» or «color» revolutions, beginning with the October 5th Revolution, which overthrew Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic in 2000.

Mar 07 05:52

Washington Yanks British Bulldog into Line

The gross interference by Washington in Britain’s forthcoming election on the vital issue of budgetary priorities clearly demonstrates that British «democracy» is but an appendage to an American leash. And the leash is being yanked to pull the snarling bulldog into line.

In a brazen show of bringing-to-heel in their «special relationship», American political and Pentagon chiefs are openly rebuking the British government to maintain its huge military spend on the NATO alliance – to the possible detriment of already withering public services in austerity-clobbered Britain. The imposition by Washington raises serious questions about the nature of democracy in Britain – the self-proclaimed «Mother of all Parliaments».

Mar 07 05:44

Bibi Joffrey and the Flower of Zion

The walls are thick and strong beyond imagining, but the elders who sleep in the bowels of Zion know that this rumbling at their foundation marks well their inevitable fall.

The first great stone has hit the ramparts of Zion. The elders within the walls, down in the bowels of the fortress, have sat bolt upright, as they have felt the unmistakable rumbling vibration. Their eyes, which are usually narrow with the self-regard of the power of their own devious cunning, have suddenly gone wide with fear, as instantly they know that the inevitable has arrived upon them.

As another great stone finds the wall, and shakes the very air, these elders fly from their beds with great alarm.
The walls are thick and strong beyond imagining, but the elders who sleep in the bowels of Zion know that this rumbling at their foundation marks well their inevitable fall.

Mar 07 05:42

Russia May Support Independent Donbas if Paths to Peace are Exhausted

Russia is not leaving any possibilities off the table when it comes to resolving the Donbas conflict, upper-house foreign policy chief Konstantin Kosachev announced.

Mar 07 05:22

Two Suspects Arrested in Nemtsov's Murder Investigation

On Saturday, law enforcers detained two men on suspicion of killing Russian politician Boris Nemtsov.

According to Bortnikov, as cited by Rossiya-24 television channel, the suspects' names are Zaur Dadayev and Anzor Gubashev.

The FSB head added that Russian President Vladimir Putin has been informed of the suspects' detention.

Mar 06 18:30

A Russian official has accused US fast food giants McDonalds and Coca Cola of waging "war" against citizens by aggressively marketing "unhealthy" products to them

With tensions between Russia and the US at their highest point since the Cold War, the office of Russian Deputy Prime Minster Dmitry Medvedev has stepped up its attacks on two of the most potent symbols of American capitalism.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE WITH YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA