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European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton (in red) smiles at the start of a quadrilateral meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (3rd L) and Ukraine's Foreign Minister Andrii Deshchytsia (3rd R) in Geneva, as representatives of the U.S., Ukraine, Russia and the European Union about the ongoing situation in Ukraine, April 17, 2014. (Reuters/Jim Bourg) On Nazis, Jews & Ukraine ‘de-escalation’
​There are many potentially worrying signs in the ‘de-escalation’ process in theory agreed by the US, Russia, EU and Ukraine this Thursday in Geneva. 31 by Pepe Escobar
Pro-Russian protesters sit near barricades at the police headquarters in the eastern Ukrainian town of Slaviansk April 18, 2014. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich) ‘Ukraine today is new Balkans’
Ukraine is on the frontline of Russia v US superpower tensions, while a major naval base there makes it the bottom line underlying this confrontation, Richard Sakwa, professor of Russian and European politics at the University of Kent, told RT. 1
U.S. Army soldiers (Reuters/Andrew Burton) Report indicates that US aligned regimes are preparing for war
Every year the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) releases a study on military spending around the world. This year's report contains many interesting details. 75 by Caleb Maupin
US President Barack Obama (AFP Photo/Jim Watson) ‘More sanctions against Russia is mutually assured economic destruction’
At this juncture more sanctions is ultimately economic suicide, and mutually assured economic destruction, global financial markets expert Patrick Young told RT. 23 by Patrick Young
Activists block a collumn of Ukrainian men riding on Armoured Personnel Carriers in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk on April 16, 2014 (AFP Photo) ​‘West out of options on Russia over Ukraine?’
The West threatening Russia with political isolation are the tactics of people who have no other options, and that will not work, Lode Vanoost, former deputy speaker of the Belgian parliament, told RT. 13
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (2nd L) speaks at the start of a quadrilateral meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Andrii Deshchytsia (R) as representatives of the United States, Ukraine, Russia and the European Union meet about the ongoing situation in Ukraine in Geneva, Switzerland, April 17, 2014. (Reuters/Jim Bourg) ‘Question of whether West really wants de-escalation of Ukraine crisis’
While the Geneva framework agreement seems to be an attempt to de-escalate tensions over Ukraine, it’s a question to what degree the US and the West are really genuine in this agreement, geopolitical analyst Eric Draitser told RT. 39 by Eric Draitser
People collect wood at the camp in Kiev's Independence square on February 25, 2014 (AFP Photo / Bulent Kilic)
‘Washington has miscalculated the wishes of Ukrainian people’
There is no doubt that the US has been meddling with the internal politics of Ukraine and continues to do so, though this time it has miscalculated, former MI5 agent, Annie Machon, told RT. 52 by Annie Machon
The sun rises to the east of the U.S. Federal Reserve building in Washington (Reuters / Jonathan Ernst) ​World’s Central Banks ‘are gambling immense amounts of money’
The banking system is completely dysfunctional, and it is going to lose legitimacy as we are nowhere near the solution of the too-big-to-fail problem, Robert Pringle, chairman and founder of the Central Banking Journal, told RT. 16
Reuters / Barry Huang 'Russia should take a closer look at China's Union Pay'
By 2018 China will be Russian energy’s biggest customer, along with huge trade volume between the two states. So it makes sense for Russia to take advantage of the China’s Union Pay system, Chinese expert, Andrew Leung, told RT. 19
An anti-government protester waves a flag in front of the seized office of the SBU state security service in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine April 14, 2014. (Reuters / Shamil Zhumatov) I'm confused, can anyone help me?
I'm confused. A few weeks ago we were told in the West that people occupying government buildings in Ukraine was a very good thing. These people, we were told by our political leaders and elite media commentators, were 'pro-democracy protestors'. 273 by Neil Clark


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