Tag: Ukraine

It seems like Russia has entered a new era of its foreign policy – a ‘constructive destruction’, let’s call it, of the previous model of relations with the West. Parts of this new way of thinking have been seen over the last 15 years – starting with Vladimir Putin’s famous Munich speech in 2007 – but much is only just becoming clear now. At the same time, lackluster efforts to integrate into the western system, while maintaining a doggedly defensive attitude, has remained the general trend in Russia’s politics and rhetoric.
In March, it will be eight years since the day Crimea returned to the Russian Federation. This ended its 60-year history as part of Ukraine, which began, not on February 19, 1954, but a little earlier. 
Eight years ago, a democratically elected president was removed from office by protesters waving European Union flags. Viktor Yanukovych had been elected as president of Ukraine in 2010 to serve a five-year term. His time in office was, however, brought to an abrupt end when he was removed for his refusal to sign an association agreement with the EU.   
Putin warns that Russia will go to war with France if Ukraine joins NATO. According to Putin, a Ukrainian assault on Crimea might spark Article 5 of NATO's founding agreement, drawing the whole of Europe into a war against Russia.
There has been reports of CIA paramilitaries attempting to kill Russians by using the Ukrainian defense. The disguised attempt comes in the form of a special training operation to teach the Ukrainians how to kill Russians.
Pictures of collision of a MiG-29 Fighter and Volkswagen have emerged on social media indicating a drunken Ukrainian Air Force Officer smashing his car into a Ukrainian Air Force MiG-29 Fulcrum and causing damage to it.
A former CIA counter-terrorism specialist and military intelligence officer has raised the possibility that a cyberattack brought down the Ukrainian jet over Iran. Philip M. Giraldi is a former CIA counter-terrorism specialist and military intelligence officer who served nineteen years...
A Ukranian whistleblower Former Lieutenant Colonel Vasily Prozorov of the Ukrainian Security Services has revealed with evidence from classified documents he attained through his own high-ranking position that the Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 or MH-17 tragedy was orchestrated by...
The 19-second video published by the New York Times last week showing the moment an Iranian missile hit a passenger jet has prompted much social media skepticism on whether the Iranian plane shootdown was a setup by western intelligence. Questions...
In 2014, the American Department of Justice charged six individuals with links to the Russian Mafia including an Indian government official for plotting to sell Indian titanium to Boeing. How Russian Mafia plotted to sell Indian Titanium to Boeing Six foreign...