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NATO Poland base may be prepared for blitz against Russia

NATO’s Europe commander advocates stockpiling a base in Poland with enough weapons, ammunition and other supplies to support a rapid deployment of thousands of troops against Russia, British media reported.

US Intelligence: No Evidence Russia Did It — Paul Craig Roberts

After days of placing hostile blame for the downing of the Malaysian airliner on Russia, the White House permitted US intelligence officials to tell reporters that there is no evidence of the Russian government’s involvement.

Senior Russian lawmaker: By resigning, Yatsenyuk tries to shirk responsibility for crimes

By announcing his resignation Ukraine’s parliament-appointed Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk is trying to avoid responsibility for crimes his government has committed against its own people, a Russian lawmaker said on Thursday.

Ukraine sends another wounded soldier to Russia for medical treatment

Ukraine has asked Russia to admit another wounded Ukrainian soldier to a Russian hospital, spokesman for Russia’s regional Border Guard Service branch Vasily Malayev said on Thursday.

Luhansk hopes direct gas supplies for Russia will be in place for the coming winter

Self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic leaders hope for direct gas supplies from Russia in the coming heating season, premier Marat Bashirov said on Thursday.

Over 600 Ukrainian refugees find shelter in Russian families

Employees of the Russian Emergencies Ministry have offered help for over 600 Ukrainian refugees, the ministry’s spokesman, Alexander Drobyshevsky, said on Thursday.

The MH17 tragedy - A chessboard drenched in blood

The MH17 tragedy may have been a horrendous mistake. But it may also have been a desperate gambit by the Kiev minions of the Empire of Chaos.

The Mystery of a Ukrainian Army ‘Defector’

U.S. intelligence officials suggest that the person who fired the missile that downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may have been “a defector” from the Ukrainian army, an apparent attempt to explain why some CIA analysts thought satellite images revealed men in Ukrainian army uniforms manning the missile battery, writes Robert Parry.

Nearly 270 Ukrainian refugees sent to three Russian regions

Some 270 Ukrainian refugees have been sent to three Russian regions, Russian Emergencies Ministry (EMERCOM) spokesman Alexander Drobyshevsky said Wednesday.

The State Dept's MH17 evidence secret

State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf described Russia's statements on MH17 plane crash as "misinformation" - but when reporters asked her whether Washington would be releasing their intelligence and satellite data, Harf only replied "may be." So far the US has been backing its statements by social media and "common sense."

'Anything other than social media?' State Dept's MH17 evidence secret

France to deliver Mistral warship to Russia despite US & UK criticism

France will go ahead with the delivery of the first of two Mistral warships to Russia – despite protests by the US and UK, prompted by Moscow's stance in the Ukrainian crisis. The ship is nearly completed and will be presented in October.

Will Russia shoot down West’s lies?

They don't call it the "gutter press" for nothing. But Western so-called news media sunk to new toxic depths over the weekend in their coverage of the Malaysian airliner downed over Ukraine - and the death of all 298 people on board.

'All eyes on Putin': prejudice, speculation & more around MH17 investigation

While the investigation of MH17 crash gets underway to determine what exactly happened, Western media and politicians are doing everything they can to put the blame for MH17 crash on Russia. 

'All eyes on Putin': prejudice, speculation & more around MH17 investigation

Ukraine should not lead probe of MH17 crash: Russia

Russia has called for the investigation into the crash of the Malaysian Flight MH17 to be led by the international community and not by Ukraine, its envoy to Malaysia says.

10 more questions Russian military pose to Ukraine, US over MH17 crash

Russia has released military monitoring data, which shows Kiev military jets tracking the MH17 plane shortly before the crash - and posed yet another set of questions to Ukraine and the US over the circumstances of the tragedy.

‘Too good an opportunity to miss’: MH17 blame game has political motives, may lead to war

The blame game against Russia that unfolded in western media hours after MH 17 crash in Ukraine has only political motives behind it, says a former Senior Advisor to the OSCE. Accusing Moscow is a great opportunity that both politicians and media can’t miss.

Russia ready to hand over Malaysian plane flight data to ICAO

Earlier in the day, the Russian Defense Ministry released a video that showed the movement of civil aircraft over Ukraine on the approaches to Russia’s airspace

Russian Billionaires in ‘Horror’ as Putin Risks Isolation

Russia’s richest businessmen are increasingly frantic that President Vladimir Putin’s policies in Ukraine will lead to crippling sanctions and are too scared of reprisal to say so publicly, billionaires and analysts said.

Ukrainian Su-25 fighter detected in close approach to MH17 before crash

The Russian military detected a Ukrainian SU-25 fighter jet gaining height towards the MH17 Boeing on the day of the catastrophe. Kiev must explain why the military jet was tracking the passenger airplane, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

Cameron warns of more sanctions on Russia

British Prime Minister David Cameron has raised the prospect of fresh European sanctions against Russia following the crash of a Malaysian plane in east Ukraine.

It was Putin's missile!

And here's the spin war verdict: the current Malaysia Airlines tragedy - the second in four months - is "terrorism" perpetrated by "pro-Russian separatists", armed by Russia, and Vladimir Putin is the main culprit. End of story. Anyone who believes otherwise, shut up.

Nobel Prize winning economist praises $100 bn BRICS bank created to counter Western dominance

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz has praised the new development bank founded this week by the BRICS countries for creating a financial institution that could counter the Western-dominated IMF and World Bank.

McCain warns Putin over downed Malaysian airplane

Hawkish US Senator John McCain has pointed the finger at Russian President Vladimir Putin after a passenger plane was shot down over eastern Ukraine.

Moscow: Kiev allegations that Russian jet downed Ukraine plane absurd

Kiev’s accusations that Russia shot down a Ukrainian Su-25 fighter jet are “absurd,” the Russian Ministry of Defense said.

Sanctions push Russian-US relations to dead-end — Putin

Sanctions against Russia have the effect of a boomerang and push Russian-American relations to a dead-end, Russian President Vladimir Putin told journalists.

NATO intercepts more Russian aircraft near Baltic borders

NATO says it has intercepted Russian planes flying near Baltic borders up to 50 times in recent weeks.

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Faced With Western Freeze-Out, BRICS Bank Is a Coup for Russia

Top of the agenda at the sixth summit of the BRICS developing nations beginning Tuesday is the founding of two multilateral financial institutions designed to erode the dominance of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund as arbiters of the global economic system.

Russia's Novoshakhtinsk border-crossing point evacuated due to shooting in Ukraine

Customs officers of Russia’s Novoshakhtinsk multi-way border-crossing point to Ukraine in the southern Rostov Region were on Wednesday evening evacuated from their workplaces due to shooting on adjacent Ukrainian territory, Southern Customs Department spokesman Rayan Farukshin said.

15 Ukrainian border guards taken to Russian hospitals

Fifteen Ukrainian border guards have been taken to hospitals of the Russian city of Gukovo in the southern Rostov region, the spokesman of the regional branch of the Russian Border Guard Service told Itar-Tass on Wednesday.

The Fateful Triangle: Russia, Ukraine and the Jews

Enemies of Putin in Russia, Ukraine, Europe and US do support Israel and are hostile to Palestine, to Syria of Bashar, to Venezuela of Chavez. And the most dangerous lot are those who support Israel and Russia, as they are surely plotting some mischief.

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