Russia ‘moving to create an independent state’ in eastern Ukraine
Rahvusvahelised uudised 04 Feb 2015  EWR
    Trüki   E-post   FB     
Transitions Online
Western officials fear that Russia wants to create an “expanded and economically viable” enclave in eastern Ukraine that could eventually declare itself independent, the Guardian reports.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has pursued that policy in Georgia and Moldova, both of which have separatist regions backed by Moscow. Russia has recognized the independence of the Georgian regions but not of Transdniester in Moldova, although it maintains troops there and acts as Transdniester’s patron.

Civilian casualties in Ukraine continue to escalate amid what The Independent calls a “dangerous shift in tempo” in fighting on the ground. Reinforced rebel forces have surrounded government troops in Debaltsevo, a town in between the rebel-held cities of Luhansk and Donetsk, according to the newspaper.

Aid and human rights groups have decried the use of explosive devices in civilian areas. Human Rights Watch said, “rebel forces were probably responsible for two recent unlawful attacks with unguided rockets in eastern Ukraine, which together killed at least 41 civilians, including two children, and wounded more than 100 civilians.”

In an emailed statement, Michel Masson, head of the International Committee for the Red Cross delegation to Ukraine, said, “People are hiding in basements for days on end and those who dare to venture out to collect basic aid risk being wounded or killed.”

In an examination of how the West has misread Putin, the Financial Times says the Russian president alternates between “friendly gesture and menacing glance” but has not deviated from his desire to reassert his country’s influence and keep Ukraine within Russia’s orbit, while Western leaders are left puzzled as to how he can achieve these objectives.

The failure of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Putin to reach agreement when they held face-to-face meetings in Australia in November left a Ukraine cease-fire signed two months in tatters, according to the FT.

“The fate of Ukraine, an industrialized and agriculturally rich country of 45 million people straddling east and west, hangs in the balance,” the FT says.

Meanwhile, an adviser to U.S. President Barack Obama played down recent reports that Washington is considering sending defensive weapons to Kyiv. Deputy White House National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes told CNN on 2 February that economic sanctions remain the best way to influence Russia.

( )
    Trüki   E-post   FB     
16 Aug 2017 12:05
Toit, mida Briti kuningapere väljas süües tellida ei tohi PM
16 Aug 2017 11:57
Trad. Attack! Wednesday, August 16, 2017 8:30 PM
16 Aug 2017 09:45
Uus pusletükk? Franklini Arktika-ekspeditsiooni hukule leiti veel üks võimalik põhjus DELFI
16 Aug 2017 08:18
Galerii ja video: USA ründelennukid maandusid esmakordselt Kuressaare lennuväljal PM
15 Aug 2017 18:59
Eestlanna võitleb USAs raske haigusega
15 Aug 2017 10:52
Londoni börs nõudis sõna otseses mõttes ohvri
13 Aug 2017 21:59
Asepresident Mike Pence’i topeltmäng Postimees (1)
13 Aug 2017 14:56
Põhja-Koreas vangis olnud Kanada pastor saabus koju PM (1)
13 Aug 2017 10:52
Läti rahandusminister tänas eestlasi alkoralliga Läti majanduse turgutamise eest
13 Aug 2017 10:20
Rakvere Ööjooksul krõbistasid sportlased snäkiks kassitoitu
13 Aug 2017 10:05
Ivo Muru: Peatage see riik, ma väljun! (3)
13 Aug 2017 08:41
Lugeja: tormi kätte jäänud parvlaeval Arabella puhkes paanika, lained olid tohutud ja elud ohus
13 Aug 2017 08:35
Virginia osariigi rahutustes on hukkunud kolm inimest. Lisatud sündmuse video!
12 Aug 2017 18:55
Algas Kanada Maleva "Kolm Lõvi" laager Kotkajärvel
12 Aug 2017 16:53
Eesti: Torm lõpetas enneaegselt Arvamusfestivali ja tekitas korraliku kaose PM
12 Aug 2017 16:36
Jeroen Bult: rasked valikud Eesti ees PM
12 Aug 2017 11:35
Galerii: tugev äike liigub üle Eesti, saartel ja mandril paljud majapidamised vooluta
12 Aug 2017 08:53
Mart Helme: inimeste kõige pühamad tunded on seotud rahvuse, keele, kultuuri, kodumaa ja perekonnaga, sotsid on kõike seda hävitamas (1)
Aug 19 2017 - Muskokas
Kotkajärve Metsaülikool
Aug 20 2017 - Muskokas
Kotkajärve Metsaülikool
Aug 21 2017 - Muskokas
Kotkajärve Metsaülikool
Aug 22 2017 - Muskokas
Kotkajärve Metsaülikool
Aug 23 2017 - Muskokas
Kotkajärve Metsaülikool
Aug 24 2017 - Muskokas
Kotkajärve Metsaülikool
Aug 25 2017 - Muskokas
Kotkajärve Metsaülikool
Aug 26 2017 - Muskokas
Kotkajärve Metsaülikool

Vaata veel ...

Lisa uus sündmus