Russia has two teams in the Champions League Group Phase: FC Zenit (Saint Petersburg) and PFC CSKA Moskva (Moscow). Zenit is in Group C with SL Benfica (Portugal), Bayer 04 Leverkusen (Germany) and AS Monaco FC (France), while PFC CSKA Moskva is in Group E, with FC Bayern München (Germany), Manchester City FC (England) and AS Roma (Italy).
Ukrainian President Poroshenko believes Ukraine must urgently initiate the meeting of the UN Security Council. "The world needs to assess the aggravation of the situation in Ukraine," he said. NATO said that there were about 1,000 Russian soldiers in Ukraine. Yulia Tymoshenko believes one should urgently introduce martial law in the country
Iraq: Chaos! Libya: Chaos! Syria: Chaos! Whatever NATO touches, turns putrid, rots and dies. Three interventions by the Anglo-Saxon Alliance (UK and US), two by the FUKUS Axis (add France), three interventions by NATO, three destabilized States crawling with terrorists. The responsibility lies at the feet of Washington and its poodle States.
Poroshenko has too much blood on his hands. Any peace process at one point raises one question: who is to blame? Who will be held responsible for deaths and destruction? Who is going to be held responsible for the fact that the army was used against its own population without the declaration of martial law or a state of emergency?
The Russians show little concerns about international isolation of the country and food sanctions against the West. As for Russia's food sanctions against Western countries, 78 percent approve of the move, 63 percent do not come across any problems with food. Most Russians support the ban on the import of goods from Moldova and Ukraine
Alexis Sánchez puts Arsenal FC through to the group phase of the UEFA Champions League for the seventeenth consecutive season, an amazing feat for manager Arsene Wenger, approaching the totallists Real Madrid, FC Porto and until this season, Manchester United. Steaua Bucureşti went out on penalties and this year misses out on the Champions League.
An article in this week's Nature magazine* studies the new phenomenon pouring out of Chinese factories, complete with a glowing LED tip which glows like the real thing, as the user draws on the tube of the personal vaporizer or ENDS (electronic nicotine delivery system) and an atomizer delivers a fix of nicotine. Welcome to the E-cigarette.
Russia has been accepting a huge number of refugees from Ukraine. There are incidents, though, when refugees put forward absolutely unacceptable demands. For example, some want to have an apartment provided to them for free, others want an easy and well-paid job. It is hard to imagine that the people, who escaped from war, can behave like that
Malaysia said that it will be forced to repeatedly send its experts to the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Boeing in Ukraine. To put it in a nutshell, Malaysia is strongly dissatisfied with the course of investigation and is forced to conduct its own investigation, in an attempt to restore the picture of what happened
As expected, the meeting in Minsk between the presidents of Russia and Ukraine within the scope of the Customs Union-EU-Ukraine summit ended without any breakthrough results. Vladimir Putin emphatically stated that the regulation of the crisis in Ukraine was not Russia's business, but an internal problem of Ukraine
The latest massacres perpetrated by militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) underlines the sheer evil behind the barbaric crimes of this horde, which targets innocent civilians, including women and children and defenseless old people, based on their ethnic groups or religious beliefs and executes them or holds them as slaves.
Zenit passes to the group phase of the Champions League after beating Standard de Liège (Belgium) over two legs, 1-0 away in Belgium and 3-0 at home tonight in Saint Petersburg. The goalscorers for André Villas-Boas' team were Rondón (30') and a brace from Hulk, a penalty on 54' and another on 58'. Zenit, Porto, BATE, Maribor and APOEL pass.
According to Putin, Russia will abolish preferences for Ukrainian imports, if the Association Agreement between Ukraine and Europe starts working. "Russia can not stand still in this situation. We will be forced to take counter-measures to protect our market. We will simply have to introduce a standard trade regime with Ukraine," said Putin