According to Finland’s largest newspaper, the Helsingin Sanomat, Finnish activist Mikael Storsjö is being spied on and even threatened by the Russian intelligence service FSB. The rather long article which is available online, describes how Storsjö’s online activism in favor of Chechnyan insurgents provoked the Kremlin’s reactions. Storsjö’s “experience” with the FSB started when he … Continue reading Russian FSB threatening Finnish activist
As the foreign ministers of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany are meeting today in Berlin to discuss next the implementation of the next steps of Minsk II, fighting in the Donbass intensified during the last 48 hours significantly mocking anyone who still believes there is a valid ceasefire in eastern Ukraine. The truth is that … Continue reading The big farce in Ukraine
One of the big questions regarding the Ukraine conflict is currently whether the latest agreement that includes a ceasefire, Minsk II, is still valid or it already failed – latest with the capture of Debaltseve by separatist forces. Some argue that Debaltseve was not part of the agreement while others see it the opposite way. … Continue reading Why Europe can’t acknowledge a failure of Minsk II
As the diplomatic tone between Russia and the West has reached a new level after the shelling of Mariupol which left at least 30 people dead, a new round of sanctions against Russia is being discussed among European politicians. Originally an ease of sanctions against Russia should have been discussed in March especially as representatives … Continue reading Finland’s nuclear deal with Rosatom endangered?