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Ukraine crisis shows Europe must not turn its back on renewable energy
Monday, 12 May 2014 07:00

Renewable energy sources could reduce EU dependence on imported fossil fuels, often supplied from conflict-ridden countries

If we needed a reminder of how politics and energy are inextricably linked, the Ukraine crisis has done us all a timely service. The price and supply of gas is rapidly becoming a major Russian weapon against its neighbour, and...

Ukraine: referendum on 'self-rule' in eastern regions begins
Sunday, 11 May 2014 18:01
  • Referendum for 'people's republics' in Donetsk and Luhansk
  • Long queues form outside polling stations in Mariupol
  • Clashes overnight on the outskirts of Slavyansk
  • Read a summary of key events

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Pro-Russian rebels claimed a big turnout in a vote to split eastern Ukraine into two independent republics. Thousands of people queued in front of a...

Putin sends message of peace, Kiev junta says he sells air
Thursday, 08 May 2014 13:41
Putin urged the supporters of federalization of Ukraine to postpone the referendum on the status of the eastern regions of the country. He said that Russia would recognize the upcoming presidential vote in Ukraine legitimate, if the military operation in the south-east of Ukraine was stopped. These statements puzzled Western politicians and...
Why doesn't Russia respond to Western sanctions?
Monday, 05 May 2014 11:59
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia would not impose sanctions against the United States and the European Union. Earlier, the Russian Foreign Ministry promised to take stepы in response to the sanctions that would painfully echo in Washington. Nevertheless, no such step has been taken yet. Why?...
Putin: USA orchestrated Ukrainian crisis
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 12:52
Vladimir Putin expressed confidence that the United States was originally behind the events in Ukraine. "I think what is happening there now shows us who was actually orchestrating the process from the beginning. But at first, the United States preferred to keep a low profile. They have now manifested themselves as the leaders of this whole...
USA gives Russia a Cold War belch
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 15:16
The U.S. attempts to wage an economic war on the territory of other states by proxy. This is sheer ugliness. I was unpleasantly surprised by the position of the EU, which has gone on about the Americans, about the stereotyping perception of the geopolitical situation. What the Americans organized is a belch of the Cold War...
Russia finds Obama's new move revolting
Monday, 28 April 2014 17:34
The U.S. imposed new sanctions against Russian companies and certain individuals. According to Obama, these measures will not directly affect President Putin. Washington does not understand anything about what is happening in Ukraine. No one has the right to talk to Russia in the language of sanctions, deputy foreign minister of Russia said...
Aggression against Russian citizens will be considered attack against Russia
Friday, 25 April 2014 16:15
No matter how many foreign warships there are in the Black Sea, one single volley from them will mean retaliation that will instantly escalate to war between Russia, the United States or NATO. Such a war is likely to be global and nuclear. Is Obama ready to sacrifice American cities for Ukraine and for the glory of Kiev?...
Russian bear and Chinese dragon shake paws
Thursday, 24 April 2014 12:46
The Russian-Chinese cooperation has been gaining momentum in light of Western sanctions against Russia. China supported Russia, when Western countries launched an anti-Russian campaign. Now, the U.S. may come across a powerful competitor in the face of a union between such large countries as China and Russia...
Western sanctions can bring Russia long-awaited infinite relief
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 16:53
Imports of food for the Russian market have become commonplace. Russia imports more goods than it produces, and this trend lasts for years. The world's largest country with rich agricultural history has become virtually dependent on other states, including even tiny European countries that one can hardly find on the map. Why is that so?...
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