Europe: The cracks are beginning to show Is the EU experiment coming to an end? Europe considers its options By Frank Lee

21 September 2019 — Off Guardian

The NATO build-up

2014: The expansion of NATO in the late 20th and early 21st centuries had posed a serious strategic threat to Russia’s security. In 1999 the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland joined NATO. In 2004 they were followed by the Baltics, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia and Slovenia; Albania and Croatia joined in 2009.

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Kiev Regime – A Western Frankenstein Creation

7 December 2018 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Russian President Vladimir Putin put it succinctly when he recently warned that prospects for peace in Ukraine were negligible as long as the current authorities in Kiev remain in power. Worse, given a new rash of provocations by the Kiev regime, the entire region is being threatened with conflict, and even all-out war.

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Flight MH17, Ukraine and the Civil War By Prof. Kees van der Pijl

22 September 2018 — Global Research

Flight MH17, Ukraine and the New Cold War. Except from Chapter 4, ‘The civil war and the MH17 disaster’

The July Offensive and NATO Monitoring 

On the margins of D-Day celebrations in Normandy in June 2014, Poroshenko agreed with Putin to start talks on a ceasefire, for which a Russian emissary arrived in Kiev on the 8th. On 24 June the Russian Federation Council revoked the authority granted to Putin in March to deploy Russian troops in Ukraine. Moscow had already indicated it did not want the Donbass insurgency to lead to secession when it refused to honour a referendum on the issue. It did recognise the results of the Ukrainian presidential election, leading to angry accusations by Strelkov and other commanders of the insurgency. Russia, however, was responding to an apparent EU willingness to give it a breathing space. After Kiev signed the economic Association Agreement with the EU on 27 June, implementation of the DCFTA [Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement] was postponed to 31 December 2015. 
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Open letter to Russian People, July 7, 2014

8 July 2014 — Slavyangrad

Short Preamble: This letter must stand on its own. It was written by the collective of publishers of Vineyardsaker.fr and Vineyardsaker.ru and published on the respective websites, as well as by the Vineyard Saker on his original blog The Vineyard of the Saker. I support The Vineyard Saker implicitly in his initiatives and collaborate with him in our joint project to break through the propaganda blockade of Western media with respect to the war in Novorossiya being fought by the Nazi (we should not shy away from this word) government of Ukraine against the people of Novorossiya – Russian people who chose freedom over tyranny. As the majority of the readers of this blog are English-speakers, the French-language original of the letter is published at the end. Kindly, distribute as far and wide as possible. My gratitude goes to my dear friend, the Vineyard Saker, for alerting me to this communique.

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