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    Crimea’s grim anniversary
    Mar16

    Crimea’s grim anniversary

    The first anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula falls on Wednesday (18 March). In Russia, the anniversary will be hard to miss: large celebrations are planned. The European Union will mark the moment in glum ways, both explicitly – EU foreign ministers will put out a critical statement when they meet today...

    Vladimir Putin mulled putting nuclear forces ‘on alert’ over Crimea
    Mar16

    Vladimir Putin mulled putting nuclear forces ‘on alert’ over Crimea

    New documentary shows Russian President was personally involved step-by-step in the events that were seen by the West as an illegal occupation …read more Source: The...

    Crimea has left Ukraine ‘for good’
    Mar16

    Crimea has left Ukraine ‘for good’

    Crimea’s prime minister tells the BBC the territory has returned to its historical Russian homeland and will never again be part of Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Vladimir Putin says he’s ‘ready to put forces on nuclear alert’ in interview recorded before his last public appearance 10 days ago
    Mar16

    Vladimir Putin says he’s ‘ready to put forces on nuclear alert’ in interview recorded before his last public appearance 10 days ago

    Vladimir Putin has admitted that he was ready to place his nuclear attack forces on alert when he seized Crimea a year ago. …read more Source: Daily...

    The superpowers are battling to be the biggest hypocrite
    Mar16

    The superpowers are battling to be the biggest hypocrite

    Strange, isn’t it, how every time we have a “crisis” in the Middle East, the Russians step in to take advantage of it? Or so it looks. No sooner have we identified Isis/the Islamic Caliphate/Daesh as the most apocalyptic, end-of-the-world antagonist since Hitler/Napoleon/Nero/Genghis Khan, than old Mother Russia stretches out her...

    Ukraine conflict: Putin ‘was ready for nuclear alert’
    Mar16

    Ukraine conflict: Putin ‘was ready for nuclear alert’

    Russian president says he was ready to put Russia’s nuclear weapons on alert during tensions over crisis in Crimea and UkraineMoscow was ready to put its nuclear forces on alert to ensure Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine last year, Russian president, Vladimir Putin, said in a pre-recorded documentary aired on Sunday. Putin...

    Ukraine’s president: Truce not working
    Mar16

    Ukraine’s president: Truce not working

    Ukraine’s president accused Russian-backed separatists in the east of failing to respect a ceasefire with Ukrainian troops and called for further sanctions on Russia in comments to a German newspaper expected to be published today. Attacks have become less frequent since the latest ceasefire came into force in mid-February, but both sides...

    Putin Considered Nuclear Alert Over Crimea
    Mar16

    Putin Considered Nuclear Alert Over Crimea

    Speaking in a documentary on Russian state TV, Mr Putin says he was ready to face “the worst possible turn of events” in Crimea. …read more Source: Sky...

    Putin reveals N-weapon plan over Crimea
    Mar16

    Putin reveals N-weapon plan over Crimea

    ‘Worst possible scenario’ comments in TV documentary on anniversary of annexation …read more Source: Financial...

    Vladimir Putin: Russia was preparing to use nuclear weapons ‘if necessary’ and blames US for Ukraine crisis in Crimea documentary
    Mar16

    Vladimir Putin: Russia was preparing to use nuclear weapons ‘if necessary’ and blames US for Ukraine crisis in Crimea documentary

    Vladimir Putin has said Russia was so fearful of attack at the height of the Ukraine crisis that it was preparing to arm its nuclear weapons, in extraordinary claims aired on state TV on Sunday night. …read more Source: The...

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