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
The conflict in Ukraine puts German and Russian relationship under stress as can be well seen in recent articles from German media. The opinions (public opinion) mainly appears to be divided in voices that blame Russia and especially Putin as main culprit for the situation in Ukraine and such voices that accuse USA and NATO … Continue reading Russia and the Ukraine-conflict in German view
According to the Russian online news portal “Evrazia” (Eurasia) and Russian news agency RIA Novosti over 2000 persons in the area of Donetsk were without a working gas supply in the beginning of this week (8 December), because of gas pipelines damaged by artillery fire. Note that this was before the news ceasefire valid since … Continue reading Gas pipelines in Donetsk damaged by fights
“You only see (that type of convoy) you want to see“, one could say. Once again a large number of vehicles ( also called convoy) entered Eastern Ukraine from Russian territory. The latest entering of Ukrainian territory by a Russian convoy happened yesterday, on 30 November 2014 and leaves again a lot of questions unanswered, … Continue reading Ukrainian convoy confusion in the media
The Russian government is suspected to finance French right-wing party National Front with a total of 40 Million Euros. The nationalist party has already received a 9 Million Euro credit from the “First Czech Russian Bank” which is controlled by instances close to Russian president Vladimir Putin. This is reported by the French news magazine … Continue reading Russia supporting fascists in Europe?
Parts of the (most likely) shot down Boeing-777 of flight MH-17 are being transported via Kharkiv to the Netherlands for further investigation. While Russia and the separatists accuse the Ukrainian government for shooting down the passenger plane, Kiev and the West accuse Russia and/or the separatists. One totally different question however is not very often … Continue reading Flight MH 17 – asking the right questions