Pilot Savchenko admits to having taken part in ATO as a volunteer of Aidar battalion, while still remaining officer of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Amnesty International: "Members of Aidar territorial defence battalion, operating in the north Luhansk region, have been involved in widespread abuses, including abductions, unlawful detention...
Russian officials requested the authorities should conduct negotiations with such companies as Paypal, Google, Apple, Visa, MasterCard, and several others, who interrupted their activities on the territory of Crimea, which is a subject of the Russian Federation. The companies said that they had to suspend their work in the Crimea over sanctions
Russia will cease its work at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe until the end of this year. "We congratulate the Parliamentary Assembly on making, in my opinion, an inadequate decision that causes a very serious blow to the all-European inter-parliamentary dialogue," the head of the Russian delegation to the Assembly said
The United States has already dragged Russia into a new "cold war" and may make further steps on the way to real war, ex-Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev believes. "If we call a spade a spade, America has pulled us into a new cold war, trying to openly implement its general idea of triumphalism. Where will it take us all?" he said
There is no doubt that the Greek people's vote last Sunday was a big slap in the face of the Transnational Elite, which was represented in Greece through all these years of the economic and social catastrophe imposed on the vast majority of the population by the infamous Troika (EU, IMF, ECB), as well as by its clients in the local elite
Almost one seventh of humankind goes to bed hungry each and every night. Some families celebrate when they have a crust to share on the dinner table, others try to stave off hunger by drinking water because there is nothing to eat today. The hungry constitute more people than live in North America and the European Union. What are the causes?
In literary master John Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men', we the reader, glean a real glimpse of what it means to be caught in a impossible situation despite the presence of extenuating circumstances, even evidence that proclaims the contrary: one's innocence. If the latter is ignored and shunned it opens the door to mob rule.
Would American and British political leaders learn any lessons from their failure in the on-going wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? For over 13 years, they were not engaged to promote democracy or to protect human dignity and rights or any logical discourse against the ruthless authoritarianism. They are leading anew Crusade against the Muslim world
Did the Eastern Partnership find a new victim represented by President of Belarus Aleksander Lukashenko? Or is it Lukashenko's task to finally bury the Eastern Partnership? The latter version is noticeable when analyzing Belarus's "flirting" with the EU. After all, Aleksander Lukashenko repeatedly played the West by his subtle political game
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg rebutted the recent statement from Russian President Vladimir Putin, who said that the Ukrainian army was based on a foreign NATO legion. Stoltenberg called Putin's statement "nonsensical." However, facts speak of the opposite. The purpose of NATO is to exacerbate the crisis in Ukraine
It took Western Europe literally centuries to leave behind such recurrent and violent themes as witches and the need to burn them alive, the Evil Eye, casting out demons, execution for differences of belief, and countless other stupidities which characterized whole societies and destroyed lives
Messi gets a brace at Barça, along with Neymar. At Real, Bale and Benzema hit the net. Chelsea reaches the League Cup Final in England as January draws to a close and one of the European Leagues frozen out of winter starts to revive. Next week the Bundesliga is back.
"Some Syrians mock commenting: How, who says al-Qaeda has an air force? It does not have an air force (...) Actually they do have an air force (...) it's the Israeli air force," said Al-Assad in an interview published Sunday in the journal 'Foreign Affairs'.