As economic crisis in Russia deepens with the Russian rubel in free fall, the United States and the European Union both announced to impose further sanctions on Russia at the end of this week. US president Obama has decided to sign legislation on Friday that sanctions the Russian energy and military sector and over that … Continue reading Russia: New sanctions to enforce regime change?
Russian and Ukrainian economy seem to be in free fall as latest media reports suggest. Both countries are definitely facing a serious economic crisis that can have a negative impact on efforts to find a peaceful solution in the Ukraine conflict. Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk is calling the European Union for urgent financial aid … Continue reading Economy: Ukraine and Russia in free fall
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
More than 60 more or less famous persons from German politics, economy, culture and media signed an open letter warning of a war with Russia. Among the signers are Roman Herzog (former president), Mario Adorf (actor), Eberhard Diepgen (former mayor of Berlin), Gerhard Schröder (former chancellor and known friend of Putin). The main concern is … Continue reading German celebrities warn of war with Russia
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
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?