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Stop playing wargames in Ukraine - Nigel Farage

Amongst the long list of foreign policy failures and contradictions in the last few years including, of course, the bombing of Libya, the desire to arm the rebels in Syria, has been the unnecessary provocation of Vladimir Putin.

Stop playing wargames in Ukraine - @Nigel_Farage

Russia to build 8 power plants in Iran: Iranian minister

The Iranian minister said four plants will be built in the southern port city of Bandar Abbas, two in eastern city of Tabas, and two in the northwestern city of Sahand.

China mulls joining Eurasian Development Bank

The two-day summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) kicked off on Thursday in Dushanbe, capital of Tajikistan, with the possibility of China joining the Eurasian Development Bank (EADB), anti-terrorism and expanding SCO membership expected to be high on the agenda, said analysts.

Long-Awaited Relief: Russian convoy delivers aid to Lugansk, E. Ukraine

All 200 trucks in Russia’s 2nd convoy carrying long-awaited humanitarian aid for devastated areas of eastern Ukraine have crossed the border after weeks of delays that occurred despite an agreement on relief corridors in the Minsk ceasefire deal.

Long-Awaited Relief: Russian convoy delivers aid to Lugansk, E. Ukraine

Kiev claims Putin wants to destroy Ukraine

In the latest instance of war of words between Kiev and Moscow, the prime minister of Ukraine has accused Russia’s President Vladimir Putin of attempting to destroy Ukraine as an independent country.

Russian oil giants, Kalashnikov top new EU sanctions list

The Russian targets in the latest EU sanctions which have now come to light. The latest restrictions tighten the screws on 5 Russian state-owned banks already under sanctions. The length of loans they now can get from Europe has been reduced to 30 days.

Russian oil giants, Kalashnikov top new EU sanctions list

West's antics pushing Russia closer to China

The Ukraine crisis is not just about Eastern Europe, it is also about the world order. The Kremlin is seeking Washington's recognition of what it regards as its core national security interests.

Poland stops reverse gas flow to Ukraine, Kiev blames Russia

Ukraine’s state-controlled gas transit company says Poland cut off reverse flows to Ukraine, alleging that a quarter of Russian gas imports to Poland went missing. Gazprom said it continues to supply the same amount of gas as previously.

Russia’s UN Envoy: Excluding Russia From UN Security Council Impossible

The discussion about possible exclusion of Russia from the UN Security Council is just “meaningless talks,” Russia’s Ambassador to UN Vitaly Churkin said Wednesday in an interview with the Rossiya-24 TV channel.

Russia's Gazprom 'limiting gas supplies to Poland'

Poland has said the volume of gas it has received so far this week from Russian gas monopoly Gazprom is down by at least 20%.

Bluster and Bluff in the Baltic

When did the independence of the Baltic republics, miraculous and welcome as it is, become so critical to us that if Russia intrudes into Estonia, we will treat it as an attack on our homeland?

Russia's Communist Party urges Russian leadership to recognize Novorossiya

The Russian Communist Party on Thursday called for recognizing the independence of Novorossiya, a union of two self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics in eastern Ukraine.

Russia's Lavrov: West may use ISIS as pretext to bomb Syrian government forces

If the West bombs Islamic State militants in Syria without consulting Damascus, the anti-ISIS alliance may use the occasion to launch airstrikes against President Bashar Assad’s forces, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

Italy’s Berlusconi accuses Western leaders of irresponsible policy towards Russia

Italy’s former Prime Minister and leader of the opposition party Forza Italia Silvio Berlusconi on Sunday accused NATO and Western leaders of irresponsible attitudes towards Russia.

EU adopts new sanctions against Russia to come into force in 'next few days'

A new package of sanctions against Russia has been adopted by the EU. Previous reports said the "further restrictive measures" were aimed at targeting three major oil companies, as well as the defense sector.

NATO attacks!

NATO's summit in Wales also provides outgoing secretary-general Anders "Fogh of War" Rasmussen the chance to display his full attack dog repertoire. It's as if he's auditioning for a starring role in a remake of Tim Burton's epic Mars Attacks!

Putin, not Ukraine, is Vexing America

Forget about alleged Russian aggression and land grabbing in Ukraine – the real problem for the United States is Vladimir Putin. To be more precise, the real problem is a strong, independent Russia under the leadership of President Putin, a Russia that stands up for its national rights, respect for international norms and which is not prepared to simply roll over to placate American hegemonic selfish interests, like propping up its bankrupt dollar.

Russia to sue Ukraine over damages in Rostov Region estimated at $1 bln

State Duma lawmakers are going to to file a lawsuit with an international court seeking over $1 billion in damages caused by Ukraine’s shelling of the Rostov Region in Russia, Izvestia newspaper reports on Friday.

Additional EU sanctions against Russia might hurt Slovenian economy

Additional European Union’s sanctions against Russia might have an extremely detrimental effect on the national economy of Slovenia, Ales Cantarutti, the chairman of the Slovenian Trade and Industry Chamber, said on Thursday.

Putin's restraint

President Putin's matter-of-fact statement over last weekend that, "If I wanted to I could take Kiev in two weeks", following his mid-week reminder of Russia's sometimes forgotten nuclear capacity, was most certainly startling to European Union leaders gathered in Bruxelles to shuffle around EU functions in such way that the bureaucrats-who have made non-elected careers in Bruxelles running as much as possible the lives of Europeans-can keep their jobs.

Serbian Foreign Minister: The European Union Will Try to Make Serbia to Sanction Russia

Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said that he expects the EU to increase pressure on Serbia to introduce sanctions against Russia as the Ukrainian conflict grows more violent, adding that he believes that Serbia will build the same relationship of understanding and partnership with the new High EU Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini as with her predecessor Catherine Ashton.

EU admits Putin’s comment on ‘storming Kiev’ taken out of context

The EU has admitted that Vladimir Putin’s words about “taking Kiev in two weeks” had been “made public out of context,” said a spokeswoman for the European Commission President in a written response to The Wall Street Journal.

What Has Vladimir Putin to Say About NATO Putting its Missiles on Russia's Borders?

We have the right to ask, says Putin, against whom is the NATO expansion intended? And what happened to the assurances made after the dissolution of the Soviet Union?

The Downing of Malaysia Flight 17: Sinister Pretext for War with Russia

The Obama administration has failed to produce any hard evidence that pro-Russia separatists were responsible for the downing of Malaysia Flight 17. The administration’s theory– that the jetliner was downed by a surface-to-air missile launched from rebel territory in east Ukraine– is not supported by radar data, satellite imagery, eyewitness testimony or forensic evidence.

The West Paves The Road To War With Lies — Paul Craig Roberts

Official statements from the Russian government indicate that the president and foreign minister continue to rely on the good will of “our Western partners” to work out a reasonable diplomatic solution to the trouble in Ukraine caused by Washington. Not only is there no evidence of this good will in Western capitals, the hostile measures against Russia are increasing. Moreover, hostile measures are on the rise even though their main effect is to disadvantage Europe.

Candidates in elections must prove their sanity – Russian MP

A nationalist lawmaker suggests making politicians disclose their psychiatric problems to the public and punish those who try to hide them by removing them from polls.

US, EU preparing new round of economic sanctions against Russia

The United States is planning a new round of sanctions aimed at the Russian Federation over the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, the White House said on Thursday, and the European Union is reportedly on the verge of doing the same.

France to cause long-term damage to relations with Russia if refuses to deliver Mistral

France would seriously damage its relations with Moscow if it decides to cancel the delivery of Mistral class helicopter carriers to Russia, the influential Franco-Russian Dialogue Association comprising politicians and businessmen, warned on Thursday.

Western Doublethink on Blind Path to War

The Western sponsors of this indisputable state terrorism against civilians have abdicated all responsibility for their policy of criminal interference in Ukraine’s internal affairs.

Another NATO ship enters Black Sea

NATO’s warship group in the Black Sea has reach three as the French Navy Ship Commandant Birot entered the Black Sea on Wednesday, a military diplomatic source told ITAR-TASS on Thursday.

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