Donetsk – Severe shortage of medical supplies

Donetsk’s three main hospitals suffer despite receiving some supplies from Russia under a severe shortage of supplies including drugs and fuel as the latest OSCE report informs. 98 patients are in danger of dying if their dialysis machines don’t receive immediate maintenance.  Modern dialysis machines cost several thousand US-Dollars per unit and containing sophisticated technology they … Continue reading Donetsk – Severe shortage of medical supplies

Shelling in Donetsk continues

According to Russian media quoting residents of Donetsk, the city was again under artillery fire on 8 January (English translation further below). Also Ukrainian media reports that units of the central government have come under indirect fire yesterday. Also discussions in Twitter suggest that mutual (!) shelling continued yesterday as the tweets below show. #BREAKING … Continue reading Shelling in Donetsk continues

India should lead in solving Jihadi problem

While the following guest contribution from Hem Raj Jain is not directly linked to the events in Ukraine or Russia, it is however connected to the plan of establishing a common Russo-Indian state (RUSIND) as explained here and here. Also the potential spread of ISIS ideology into the area of the Russian Federation – especially … Continue reading India should lead in solving Jihadi problem

Fighting and shelling continues in Ukraine

Todays media writings suggest that fighting and exchange of artillery fire in Eastern Ukraine, especially in and around Donetsk is continuing despite the latest ceasefire agreement and efforts to come back to the negotiation table. According to Ukrainian media reports (translated and summarized here) Ukrainian army positions came under artillery fire from separatist side. Also … Continue reading Fighting and shelling continues in Ukraine

Doubts on Ukraine summit in Kazakhstan

The planned Ukraine summit on 15 January in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana might not necessarily take place as recent media reports suggest.  Ukraine’s president Petro Porosehnko initiated the meeting with the leaders of Russia, Germany and France in order to find a peaceful solution for the conflict in eastern Ukraine. French president Francois Hollande stated to … Continue reading Doubts on Ukraine summit in Kazakhstan

The way to a Russo-Indian national state

Last week Novorossiya News presented in a guest contribution the ambitious plan of forming a common Russo-Indian state with the option of including former USSR states and members of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). To many this idea which would redeal geopolitical cards might currently seem far fetched and unrealistic, but plans … Continue reading The way to a Russo-Indian national state