German diplomacy between Russia and Ukraine

German politicians are currently very active in keeping up diplomacy between Ukraine and Russia in order to find a (peaceful) solution for the conflict in Eastern Ukraine. German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited Kiev today for talks with Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko and travelled after that to Moscow to meet his Russian colleague Sergey Lavrov. … Continue reading German diplomacy between Russia and Ukraine

Putin in German TV – piece of cake

German national TV channel ARD presents an exclusive interview with Vladimir Putin. While the interview is described as exclusive, it actually is nothing special. Often journalists make it politicians way to easy to evade uncomfortable questions if they appear at all. So also here. In this case Putin was interviewed by German journalist Hubert Seipel … Continue reading Putin in German TV – piece of cake

Celebrating World War I by risking a new war

The European Leadership Network (ELN) – an allegedly neutral think-thank – warns in its study which has been published today of the consequences of the increase of military tensions between Russia and the West. ELN evaluated 40 sensitive incidents which took place in the last eight months and and differ from what is/was “normal” so … Continue reading Celebrating World War I by risking a new war

NATO and Russia – on the brink of war?

Today German magazine “Der Spiegel” reports that in the pas few months there were severe 40 incidents that could have led to a direct armed escalation between Russia and the West. Among them has been an almost crash between a Scandinavian passenger plane and a Russian reconnaissance plane that did not transmit its position to … Continue reading NATO and Russia – on the brink of war?