Monthly Archives: September 2015

Ukraine | Failed flesh-mob

Supporters of Kiev regime in Ukraine are keen on various flesh-mobs with national flag in unexpected places. Ukrainian delegation at UN General Assembly thought that this is a right place for flesh-mob too. When Russian president Vladimir Putin started his speech Ukrainian delegates stood up and took off an old Ukrainian flag with numerous holes. It seems they are skilled in flesh-mobs but completely ignore UN rules. Actions like this are banned in this international organization.

Russia | Russian parliament unanimously approves use of military in Syria to fight ISIS

The upper chamber of the Russian parliament has unanimously given a formal consent to President Putin to use the nation’s military in Syria to fight terrorism at a request from the Syrian President Bashar Assad.

USA | Jousting Over Syria: Obama and Putin at the UN

September 30, 2015
by Binoy Kampmark

President Barack Obama of the United States and President Vladimir Putin of Russia displayed, in various shades, facets of world power when they did battle at the United Nations yesterday. At the 70th annual session of the United Nations General Assembly, Syria loomed like an ominous hulk of concern.

USA | Meeting important for world security

The leaders of two strongest nuclear powers met in United Nations headquarter. It is well know that since Ukrainian crisis has started relations between Russia and the USA became tense. That is why many people waited for a meeting of two leaders Obama and Putin. This meeting finally took place on this Monday. The meeting was closed, both presidents have not given any interview, only Putin made shot remark for journalists. He said he was satisfied by negotiations.
“The New York Times” reports on this subject:
On Monday evening, the two presidents entered a small room with Russian and American flags and shook hands before their widely anticipated meeting. They ignored shouted questions on Syria. The meeting, the first between the two leaders in two years, was held in a Security Council consultation room.
Before the closed session, the prospects for close cooperation did not appear auspicious. Mr. Putin did not provide notice to Mr. Obama of the Russian decision earlier this month to set up an air hub near Latakia or to conclude an intelligence-sharing agreement on Sunday with Iraq, Iran and the Syrian government.
In recent days, the two sides sparred even over which one wanted the meeting more. Mr. Putin also appears to be coordinating his strategy with Iran, which has been Mr. Assad’s strongest backer.
Still, Mr. Obama and Mr. Putin did manage to work together in 2013 to forge an accord that called for Syria to give up its chemical arsenal. Mr. Putin pursued that accord to head off an American military strike that might have emboldened the Syrian opposition and undermined Mr. Assad, and since then the conflict in Ukraine has soured relations.
After the meeting Monday night, Mr. Putin said the discussions had been “very constructive, businesslike and frank.” American officials, who insisted on anonymity as a condition of briefing reporters, echoed that description, noting that half of the session had been spent on Ukraine and half on Syria.
Still, there was nothing to suggest that the two sides had overcome their differences on the future of Mr. Assad. “I think the Russians certainly understood the importance of there being a political resolution in Syria and there being a process that pursues a political resolution,” an American official said. “We have a difference about what the outcome of that process would be.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/29/world/middleeast/obama-and-putin-clash-at-un-over-syria-crisis.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

Russia | Satellite blindness

One of Russian bloggers known for his war reviews about Donbas decided to compare US digital photos of Russian troops in various regions made from satellites. He took photos from Donbas, Rostov region of Russia, Crimea as well as Syria. The comparison proved that US satellites made photos of high quality from everywhere excepting… Donbas.
Here are two typical photos. First of them is made near Russian town Millerovo just near Ukrainian boarder and the second in Donbas. The distance between these two points is about 150 kilometers but the difference in their quality is dramatic.