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Ukraine’s Nato aspirations

By Lemuel Chyme. Palookaville Post. August 2. 2021 Ukraine and Georgia were promised membership back in 2008 by Dubya. France and Germany objected. Quelle surprise! Not. Russia responded by invading Georgia in 2008 and thieving 20% of their land. Then Ukraine in 2014; this time thieving 7% of their land. The west responded with…. pretty much nothing. Since then it

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Does Ukraine Exist?

By KEVIN D. WILLIAMSON. August 1, 2021 Putin doesn’t think so. In mid July, Russian caudillo Vladimir Putin published a remarkable essay in which he argued that Ukraine does not, in some important sense, exist. Later this month, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will visit Washington to remind President Joe Biden that it does. Putin’s essay is, in its redundant way, a declaration of war.

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Russians relocated to occupied Crimea now make up one-third of the population, experts say

2021/07/30 • CRIMEA New housing estates for the Russian Black Sea Fleet servicemen and Russian officials in occupied Sevastopol. Photo: BlackSeaNews’ archive Article by: Andriy Klymenko, Tetiana HuchakovaSource: BlackSeaNews Editor’s Note Russia has been changing the demographics and the ethnic composition of the Crimean population since the very beginning of its occupation of this Ukrainian peninsula. In early spring 2014, local pro-Ukrainian

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NAVALNY WAS NOT THE FIRST, NOR THE LAST TO BE POISONED. MEET RUSSIAN POET DMITRY BYKOV

Bellingcat has tied the FSB to numerous assassinations attempts and poisonings over the years. We recently discussed this past spring of the near-fatal poisoning of outspoken opposition politician Vladimir Kara-Murza. We all know about Navalny and the attempted assassination on his life almost a year ago. It’s fair to say the FSB would be monitoring you if: you’re an outspoken critic

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Almost four thousand Crimeans stripped of their land by Russian occupiers

Halya Coynash. 30. July 2021 Russian aggression against Ukraine in cartoon form. Ukrainian human rights monitors have identified almost four thousand victims of Russia’s plunder in occupied Crimea, with this including over 3,700 cases where people were stripped of their right to land. This number is likely to grow following a new illegal decree in force since March 2021 forcing

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Is Ukraine Putin’s Taiwan?

BY HARLAN ULLMAN, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 07/31/21 THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL Make no mistake: As China regards “reunifying Taiwan” inevitable, Russian President Vladimir Putin has a similar view of returning at least part of Ukraine to Russia. How do we know? Putin has told us loudly and clearly. And given his history, late this summer or early

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Biden wants Putin to behave. So why not go after his money?

Kremlin critics say the U.S. president needs to do more than take incremental measures. But insiders warn that aiming for Putin’s pocketbook could be dangerous. U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet during the U.S.-Russia summit at Villa La Grange in Geneva, Switzerland. | Peter Klaunzer – Pool/Keystone via Getty Images By NAHAL TOOSI 07/27/2021 If the United

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Fed up with the U.S., Ukraine cuts deals with China and shuts up about the Uyghurs

Without explanation, Ukraine took its signature off a statement asking China to let observers into Xinjiang to investigate allegations of persecution of Uyghurs. July 29, 2021, Dan De Luce and Veronika Melkozerova WASHINGTON — Frustrated with the U.S., Ukraine is cutting dealswith a rival superpower, inviting China to build infrastructure while holding back criticism of Beijing’s human rights record. Ukraine last month

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Is Putin’s next big chance to take Ukraine now?

UkraineAlert by Mark Temnycky. July 27. 2021 Russian President Vladimir Putin recently published an opinion essay “On the historical unity of Russians and Ukrainians.” He argues that Russians and Ukrainians are one people, that Ukraine has fake borders, and that the West has established an anti-Russia project to instill fear in Ukrainians. Putin’s saber rattling and ahistorical claims don’t seem new.

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How Ukraine can still defeat NS2

The Nord Strem 2 pipe laying vessel Audacia (13. November .2018) close to Ruegen island in the Baltic Sea, Germany.Photo: Axel Schmidthttp://www.axelschmidt.net 25 July 2021 About the Source ALYA SHANDRA Alya Shandra is the editor-in-chief at Euromaidan Press. She is a civic activist based in Kyiv and an expert in environmental and geography issues. Alya can be contacted at alya.shandra

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Why is Biden letting Putin win?

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis. July 27. 2021 US President Joe Biden conducts a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the East Room of the White House on Thursday, July 15, 2021. (POOL via CNP/INSTARimages) Exactly what does the White House think it’s doing? This month, Vladimir Putin’s pet project, the $11 billion Nord Stream 2 pipeline, was

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Putin’s threats to Ukraine a wake-up call

President Biden needs to offer more than a White House meet and greet to this democratic ally. By The Editorial Board. July 26, 2021 White House meetings with foreign leaders are a carefully choreographed diplomatic dance. And the newly scheduled meeting between President Biden and President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine is surely meant to send the right message at the right time

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Russian oligarchs prepare for London defamation hearing with legal teams set to cash in

In a rare statement, Roman Abramovich insisted he was reluctantly bringing the case because of a failure to find an ‘amicable resolution’ By Robert Mendick, CHIEF REPORTER 24 July 2021 Four Russian oligarchs including Roman Abramovich will make an application to court this week in what will undoubtedly become the defamation case to watch when it comes to trial. They

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Editorial: Fool’s gambit

July 23. 2021 With allies like the U.S. and Germany, Ukraine will be left at the mercy of its enemies. The latest agreement between the Biden administration and German Chancellor Angela Merkel put the nail in the coffin of gas transit in Ukraine, giving the full green light to the Kremlin and Germany to finish their beloved Nord Stream 2

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By okaying Nord Stream 2, Joe Biden has put the western alliance in jeopardy

Rather than strengthening the Western alliance, the president has placed it in far greater jeopardy CON COUGHLIN. DEFENCE EDITOR. 25 July 2021 • Russian President Vladimir Putin must be rather confused about the mixed messaging he is getting from the Biden administration. It was only last month, on the eve of the G7 summit, that US President Joe Biden was

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Biden Tried to Silence the Ukrainians but They’re Exposing the Threat He’s Created

https://wwwp-lives.blogspot.com/2021/07/biden-tried-to-silence-ukrainians-but.html July 24. 2021 Nick Arama reporting for RedState What kind of kompromat does Russia have on Joe Biden? Because had President Donald Trump done the things that Biden has done in regard to the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, Democrats and media would be screaming to high heaven. Not only did Biden reverse America’s longstanding opposition to the completion of

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Will Putin attack?

With the Nord Stream 2 pipeline nearing completion, it’s time to ask what the Russian president will do next. BY MAXIMILIAN TERHALLE. July 23. 2021 Maximilian Terhalle is a visiting professor at the Grand Strategy Programme of King’s College London and former senior adviser to the U.K. Ministry of Defence. He recently published an IISS Adelphi paper on “The Responsibility to Defend:

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Why Russia and Ukraine are Likely Headed for War

In a recent essay, Vladimir Putin outlines the ideological groundwork for a possible war with Ukraine. But such a war won’t earn him his desired place in history. by Taras Kuzio. July 20. 2021 Russian president Vladimir Putin’s six-thousand-word article on Ukraine lays the ideological groundwork for a possible future war with Ukraine. A Russian military incursion or another form

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Remember 16-year-old Stepan Chubenko and how Russia protected his Donbas militant torturers and killers

23.07.2021. Halya Coynash When Russian President Vladimir Putin repeats his mantra about Russians and Ukrainians being one people, he has a highly specific idea of what ‘one people’ means, as well as regarding which Ukrainians are to be viewed as ‘brothers’.  Passionate young Ukrainian patriots, like 16-year-old Stepan Chubenko, are almost certainly not included, unlike the pro-Russian militants who seized

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Lithuanian FM calls US-German agreement on Nord Stream 2 a mistake

23/7/2021 Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis has called the recent agreement between the United States and Germany on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline a mistake and suggested ways how to fix it. “I believe it’s a mistake and that mistake will cost dearly,” Landsbergis told journalists in Vilnius on Thursday, The Baltic Times reports. “I see possibilities to resolve that

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From FB page: Support Ukraine, Ukrainians in USA

Ariana Gic. July 23. 2021 “Let’s be clear about this: It’s well known that once NordStream2 is completed, the corrupt pipeline project will not only help fund Russia’s unlawful war against Ukraine, but will make Ukraine more vulnerable militarily because the existing pipeline structure in Ukraine will no longer be of use to Russia. The existing gas pipeline in Ukraine

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Putin’s gas showdown with Europe risks an epic winter fuel crisis

Relying on fossil fuels from unfriendly regimes is an economic and security risk. The sooner Britain regains energy independence the better. ABROSE EVANS-PRITCHARD21 July 2021 • Vladimir Putin is playing geopolitical hardball. He is quietly orchestrating a European gas supply crisis by restricting pipeline flows. The Kremlin-controlled group Gazprom has curtailed the summer supplies needed each year to rebuild depleted

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JOINT STATEMENT BY MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF UKRAINE, DMYTRO KULEBA, & MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF POLAND, ZBIGNEIW RAU, ON NORD STREAM 2.

The decision to build Nord Stream 2 made in 2015 mere months after Russia’s invasion and illegal annexation of Ukrainian territory, created security, credibility and political crisis in Europe. Currently, this crisis is significantly deepened by the resignation from attempts to stop the launch of the NS2 gas pipeline. This decision has created political, military and energy threat for Ukraine

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