Even though Russia is not unknown for producing world famous scientists (e.g. Lomonosov, Mendeleev, Butlerov, Markovnikov, Povpov, Sakharov) and doctors (e.g. Pavlov, Sechin, Mechnikov), these people can hardly represent the Russian Society that is hopelessly stuck in America of 1860, to say the least! Continue reading →
London – On June 6th, at least 17 state leaders, including the Queen of England, President of the United States and the Chancellor of Germany, are to meet in Normandy. They will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the deployment of the anti-Hitler coalition army and the opening of the western front in Europe. However, contemporary history will also be created in France. As the newly-elected Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, who has been invited, might have the opportunity for the first meeting with the Russian President Vladimir Putin.
President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia reached out to President Obama on Friday, March 28, 2014 to discuss ideas about how to peacefully resolve the international standoff over Ukraine, a surprise move by Moscow to pull back from the brink of an escalated confrontation that has put Europe and much of the world on edge, The New York Times reports.
Officially, Putin called to discuss a US proposal for a diplomatic resolution of the Ukraine crisis, which US Secretary of State John Kerry presented to Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov. Continue reading →
Security guarantees for Ukraine do not work, so the country is forced to look for other ways of protection, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Danylo Lubkivskiy announced. He made this statement in response to a question about whether Ukraine could promise Russia to remain a non-aligned state.
“Non-aligned status is a decision that should be taken by the Ukrainian nation. But when the safety of the country is put in jeopardy and when guarantors of security do not fulfill their obligations, we will be looking for other ways of protection and defense, and of course, the collective system … Of course, Ukraine should be a part of the collective system of European defense, ” said Lubkivskiy. Continue reading →
Russian forces keep on coming to Ukrainian borders and now not only the Crimean peninsula but also Northern and Eastern parts of Ukraine are endangered of the future possible attacks from the Russian side.
A new classified intelligence assessment concludes it is more likely than previously thought that Russian forces will enter eastern Ukraine, CNN has learned. But it is so? Isn’t this just a diversion to hide the area of main assault? This comes to mind taking into consideration recent developments and the Russian troops building up alongside the northern and north-eastern borders of Ukraine. Continue reading →
President Barack Obama said the United States shall not tolerate Russia’s attempts to annex the Crimea. According to the report of the White House, he has personally said this to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin in a telephone conversation.
The “Crimea “referendum” (these words are also quoted in the original text – Ed.), which violates the Ukrainian Constitution and has been conducted under pressure of Russia’s military intervention, will not be recognized by the United States of America and the international community,” said Obama. Continue reading →
To each of these countries, Obama promised what they wanted to hear
The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine has published information about the content of phone conversations between President of the U.S. Barack Obama and the leaders of Japan and China on the situation in Ukraine. In particular, the conversation of Obama with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on March 7 says: “The two leaders agreed that Russia’s actions are a threat to international peace and security, and emphasised the importance of maintaining the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. They agreed to work with other partners in G-7 and insist on Russia complying with its commitments and promises regarding Ukraine’s sovereignty, including those in accordance with the UN Charter and the Agreement on stationing since 1997. They indicated that Russia has an opportunity to resolve the situation by diplomatic means so that it is in the interests of Russia, Ukraine, and the international community. Both leaders have also agreed to work on a bilateral basis through the International Monetary Fund to support the Government of Ukraine in stabilising its economy and preparing for the elections in May. The President noted that his visit to Japan in April will be an important event that will contribute to many diplomatic, defence, and commercial initiatives that promote the United States and Japan in Asia and around the world.” Thus, Japan may count on the U.S. support in the diplomatic, defence and trade initiatives. Continue reading →