Daily Archives: June 19, 2015

USA | Defying Obama, Many in Congress Press to Arm Ukraine

By JENNIFER STEINHAUER and DAVID M. HERSZENHORNJUNE 11, 2015

WASHINGTON — With the peace process stalled and violence escalating in Ukraine, a bipartisan coalition in Congress is defying President Obama and European allies by pressing the administration to provide weapons to the embattled nation.

Ukraine | Kiev’s Repression of Anti-Fascism in Odessa

by ERIC DRAITSER

There is a common misconception in the West that there is only one war in Ukraine: a war between the anti-Kiev rebels of the East, and the US-backed government in Kiev. While this conflict, with all its attendant geopolitical and strategic implications has stolen the majority of the headlines, there is another war raging in the country – a war to crush all dissent and opposition to the fascist-oligarch consensus. For while in the West many so called analysts and leftists debate whether there is really fascism in Ukraine or whether it’s all just “Russian propaganda,” a brutal war of political repression is taking place.

Ukraine | THE CONFLICT IN UKRAINE AND PRIVATE MILITARY COMPANIES

The Private military companies appeared in Russia and Ukraine long before the beginning of military-political crisis of 2013-2014. The interest to these structures appeared and transformed in process of this crisis, and often different kinds of publicists gave not an objective assessment of the PMCs. Such “catching-up” approach to this problem proved to be highly inefficient, and many publicists didn’t understand the scales and character of such phenomenon as the private military company.

Russia | La Russie prête à bloquer toute saisie de ses biens après la décision du juge de la Haye sur Youkos

La Russie se tient prête à protéger ses biens à l’étranger de toute saisie suite à la décision de la Cour de la Haye d’accorder 50 milliards d’euros de compensation au pétrolier Ioukos, a indiqué le ministre russe de la Justice Alexandre Konovalov.