It doesn’t mind what was signed in the Minsk agreement on Ukraine. The pro-Russian forces continued their attacks untill they have taken the city of Debaltseve. There were no will to comply untill that strategic town fell in their hands. And now Kiev accused Moscow to send more tanks and troops, in an apparent building of forces to prepare an assault on Mariupol.
Obama and the end of the war in Afghanistan
“The Longest war in American history is coming to a responsible cosnclusion”, said US president Barack Obama in a statement on Afghanistan. The statement was released after a ceremony in Kabul marking the end of the NATO combat operations there. A milestone for the US, according to Obama.
Ukraine, Russian troops and the US
NATO has observed columns of Russian equipment, primarily Russian tanks, Russian artillery, Russian air defense systems, and Russian combat troops entering Ukraine over the last 48 hours. The US considers that with this move Russia “keeps fuelling war” in Ukraine. Moscow answered that all that is a “propaganda concoction”.
Putin wants more weapons and more control over them
Russian President Putin recalled in a speech that Russia have allocated more than 613,6 billion dollars for the armament programme for 2011-2021, nine times the sum allocated for the previous period that was 67 billion. He also announced that the Military Industrial Commission will now answer directly to him.
Putin, Kiev and NATO
Russian president Vladimir Putin said in a phone conversation with the head of European Commission, Jose Manuel Durao Barroso, that he can take Kiev in two weeks if he want. But the Kremlin says Putin’s remarks were taken out of the context and had a very different meaning, according to Russian media.
NATO, Russia military and Ukraine
NATO accuses Russia to have made a military build up near the Ukrainian border and proved it with some satellite images taken between late march and early april.
Turkey answers to Syria: facts and declarations
The killing of a family in the turkish town of Akcakale during a Syrian mortar attack from the other side of the border had immediate answer in the form of retaliation shelling Syrian military positions over the border, but also in the form of an authorisation of cross-border military action against Syria, if deemed necessary […]
Politicians don't run the bulls, just wait behind the barricades
A year ago I wrote from my city Pamplona, Spain just at the end of the “fiesta” of San Fermin, worldly known because of the running of the bulls described by Ernst Hemingway long ago, an entry about how I though the bulls of the economic crisis the “Arab Spring” and all the other African […]
Say Russia, NATO: How long have to wait Syrians for peace?
After another massacre with at least 200 dead people, Russia has used its veto to eliminate all threat from the condemnation by the Security Council of the UN aimed to stop the violence. Another useless paper. And then today the russian media confirmed that a ship is in her way to Syria with a cargo […]
Politics Running the Bulls
It’s over. The “Fiesta” is gone. After a week of madness, Pamplona, Spain, is again a quiet peaceful city. This year the bulls have been fairly good with the runners, “only” for or five wounded by horns, with blood and all that, but not too seriously, and many others stepped on by the animals or […]