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RUSSIA - USA
Trump-Putin: from "Great deal," to specter of Cold War
Everything had seemed set for a great deal that included the cancellation of sanctions against Russia, in exchange for Russian support in the fight against Islamic Terrorism. The new "cold war" 2.0 is not between America and Russia, or between East and West, but everyone against everyone.
05/09/2014 RUSSIA - UKRAINE
The not-so-cold war of Putin’s caliphate
The NATO summit prepares to deploy weapons and military to the East-European border; Russia is isolated and increasingly allied with Asia and the non-West. The globalized era comes to an end with a return to divisions along military, economic and political lines which in reality are convenient to everyone. The Ukrainian question holds the destiny of the world.
06/09/2014 RUSSIA - UKRAINE
Ukraine crisis, Minsk cease-fire holds
Yesterday's agreement includes the release of "hostages" and the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the battlefields of the East, by both factions. Today the first shipment of humanitarian aid should enter the Dombass. Separatist leader: "This truce doesn't mean that our course for secession is over."
19/09/2014 RUSSIA - UKRAINE
The challenge of winter in the Russian-Ukrainian conflict
The United States and European sanctions and Russian counter-sanctions damage the economy on both sides. The shortage of gas in Ukraine and in the pro-Russian areas will test ideological leanings. The signs of the end of globalization, with the growth of localism, the risk of the West’s demise and religious fundamentalism.
In Minsk a fragile agreement. Onufra, Metropolitan of Kiev asks for prayers and cancels Carnival festivities
A cease-fire will start from February 15, a last bid for a political solution to the conflict. The Primate of the Ukrainian Church, faithful to the Moscow Patriarchate, calls for repentance and prayer: Christians should not kill each other.
Glimmers of hope for a peace plan for Ukraine
The meeting between Russian and Ukrainian representatives, along with European leaders began yesterday evening and lasted all night. Putting Minsk agreement into effect, signed on 5 September, but never acted on. UN sources: so far the conflict has claimed more than 5 thousand lives and nearly 13 thousand injured.
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