Separatism – the trend of the 21. century?

Not only the Eastern parts of Ukraine allegedly strive for independence (or for joining the Russian federation), also elsewhere people strive for separation from their central government. Scotland decides next week whether it will continue it’s path without London, Venice had a poll on a separation from the central government in Rome and are several … Continue reading Separatism – the trend of the 21. century?

The Ukrainian stab-in-the-back myth?

A recent video report from Vice News was particularly interesting since parts of it can remind on the so called the stab-in-the-back myth after World War I. According to this stab-in-the-back myth (German: “Dolchstosslegende“), politicians, social democrats and Jews stabbed the fighting and German army that was considered by many of it’s members as undefeated … Continue reading The Ukrainian stab-in-the-back myth?

New round of sanctions – no effects?

While the European Union is planning new sanctions against Russia, it’s prime minister Dmitry Medvedev threatens to close Russian air space for Western airlines. According to Medvedev this would drive some European airlines that are currently struggling with economic problems into bankruptcy. Through Russian air space go the most important routes between Europe and Asia. … Continue reading New round of sanctions – no effects?

Peace, defeat, victory, war

Media reports that representatives of the Ukrainian government and the both people’s republics of Donetsk and Lugansk have agreed a cease fire on Friday. By signing an agreement with the separatists the Ukrainian government acknowledges them as negotiation partner. Initially this was never intended instead the separatists were considered as terrorists thus denying them a … Continue reading Peace, defeat, victory, war