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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Crimea’

World War 3: Has Vladimir Putin Been Planning to Instigate Major War?

According to a former advisor of Vladimir Putin, the Russian president has been planning to spark a major conflict in the Baltic region for the past decade. Andrey Illarionov, a former advisor to Putin, said the Russian leader has been planning for a major war since at least 2003. His accusation came during a conference in Lithuania. According to the …

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Steven Seagal’s Estonia Blues Gig Canceled

Concert organizers for the Tallinn, Estonia “Augustibluus” summer blues festival axed action star Steven Seagal’s time slot due to his pro-Russia/Vladimir Putin leanings. Back in March while filming a movie in Romania, actor, film producer, screenwriter, director, martial artist, musician and reserve deputy sheriff Seagal did an interview with the state-run Russian newspaper Rossiskaya Gazeta, in which he’d expressed that …

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Russian Bombers Seen Flying Over Crimea Ahead Of Putin’s Visit

Russian bombers used to cause little concern when seen flying. After all, it was probably just the Russian military performing some training exercises. With the conflict in the Ukraine, however, Russian bombers have now taken on an entirely new meaning for the citizens of Crimea. AFP reports that Russian bombers have been spotted flying over Crimea over the past few …

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Ukraine and Russia Make Plans to Ease Tensions

Thursday morning, a four-party meeting was held in Geneva between the United States, the European Union, Russia, and Ukraine, with the intention being to create a plan which would lead to decreased overall hostilities between Ukraine and Russia and the end of the current violence in Eastern Ukraine. After six hours of talks, the four parties have come to an …

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Ukraine Anti-Terror Campaign Begins in East Region

On Tuesday, acting president of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov surprised many by following-up on his ultimatum laid down against Russian sympathizers in Eastern Ukraine on Sunday. The deadline for Russian supporters to lay down their arms and submit peacefully expired at 0600 GMT Monday. When Ukrainian forces did not immediately respond with force, many in the international community believed Turchynov to …

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John Kerry Meets with Russian Foreign Minister

Upon meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Sunday in Paris to discuss a diplomatic solution to the situation in Ukraine, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that their positions are “getting closer” in alignment. Kerry had left a trip to the Middle East, but touched down in Ireland to refuel his plane, and turned around to head to …

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Steven Seagal Supports Vladimir Putin

While filming a movie in Romania, actor, film producer, screenwriter, director, martial artist, musician and reserve deputy sheriff Steven Seagal did an interview with the state-run Russian newspaper Rossiskaya Gazeta, in which he’d expressed that Vladimir Putin’s actions against Crimea are “highly reasonable.” The 7th-dan black belt in Aikido commented that Putin’s “desire to protect the Russian-speaking people of Crimea, …

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Group of 8 Now Group of 7: Russia’s Out

7 members of the Group of 8 who were supposed to meet in Sochi, Russia in for the G-8 Summit in June met for two hours behind closed doors today. They decided that it would be relocated to Brussels and that Russia is no longer invited until their government changes course, according to the New York Times. A statement from …

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Vladimar Putin Annexes Crimea, Will He Stop There?

Russian President Vladimir Putin completed the annexation of Crimea on Friday, signing the peninsula into Russia. In a bold move against warnings from the U.S. and European Union, Putin is not backing down. Putin said he saw no need to further retaliate against the newest U.S. sanctions, braving a newly conciliatory tone and reflecting an apparent attempt to contain one …

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Vladimir Putin Shrugs Off U.S. Sanctions

As if he couldn’t care less, Russian president Vladimir Putin appears completely unaffected by the sanctions the Obama administration has placed on Russian officials, including Putin. “You know, both in the first case — the American sanctions — and in the second case — the introduction of a visa regime with Ukraine — I think we should for now hold …

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Crimea: Ukraine Withdraws Amid Sanctions

Thousands of Ukrainian troops are preparing to withdraw from Crimea, as Western leaders begin sanctions against Russia for attempting to annex the region. “We are working out a plan of action so that we can transfer not just servicemen, but first of all, members of their family who are in Crimea, quickly and effectively to mainland Ukraine,” Secretary of Ukraine’s …

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Mikhail Gorbachev: Crimea Annexation is ‘Happy Event’

Mikhail Gorbachev, former President of the Soviet Union, has proclaimed Crimea’s vote to join Russia as a “happy event.” In comments published on Russian news website Slon.ru, Gorbachev supported the referendum vote that will lead to the annexation of Crimea, saying it was a just and accurate reflection of Crimean residents’ free will. Indeed, Gorbachev sees the vote and its …

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