Conflict in Ukraine is predominately geopolitically motivated and is not about protecting democracy, but rather about violently overthrowing the government, member of the Civil Rights Movement Solidarity Erica Femmen told RT.
This is strange how the EU has overwhelmingly encouraged events to topple an elected government in the Ukraine in spite of the fact that it will clearly antagonize Russia, Scottish MP Eric Joyce told RT.
It is pure hypocrisy for the same Western powers fomenting the chaos in Ukraine to brandish the idea that Russia should be chided for some kind of military intervention that has not happened, political analyst Eric Draitser told RT.
The self-defense squads that raided Simferopol International Airport during the night have left the airport terminal, but are still patrolling the grounds outside. Airport security says the squads are helping to ensure safety.
One of the most positive contributions to the ongoing Scottish independence debate has been the Scottish Government’s recent commitment to a ‘do no harm’ arms exports policy in the event of a Yes vote.
An independent Scotland would find it “difficult, if not impossible” to gain EU membership and obtain the acceptance of other EU member states, according to European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso.
Scotland has oil, it’s small and can adopt the same regulatory measures as Singapore or Switzerland. That’s everything it needs to eventually join the list of the richest nations of the world, Dominic Frisby, author of ‘Life After the State’, told RT.
An independent Scotland will likely have to reapply to join the EU and not be offered the same terms as the UK, Britain’s foreign minister said. Scotland, however, says it has a clear approach to the EU that is “overwhelmingly” in its best interests.
The heated war of words over Catalonia’s fate will continue unabated, but a repeat of the Catalonia Offensive which saw tanks roll through the streets of Barcelona in 1939 will not be repeated, Catalan National Assembly member Miquel Strubell, told RT.
The Catalan regional parliament has set November next year for a referendum on the Spanish province’s independence. The government in Madrid blandly said the vote won’t happen, but activists wonder how it might be stopped.
The idea that you can forge a social democratic utopia, as set out in the Scottish government's white paper, in an economy that continues to operate in the same neoliberal economic reality is flawed at inception.