Putin’s game: opening a second front – what is the West’s answer?


Russian ambassador says they would "resort to a response of the military kind and re-orientate our troops and missiles"

Russia warns Sweden it will face military action if it joins Nato – Europe – World – The Independent


Russian ambassador says they would „resort to a response of the military kind and re-orientate our troops and missiles“

via Russia warns Sweden it will face military action if it joins Nato – Europe – World – The Independent.

Russia would take military „countermeasures“ if Sweden were to join Nato, according to the Russian ambassodor.

In an interview with Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter, Viktor Tatarinstev warned against joining the Nato alliance, saying there would be „consequences“.

Russian Fighters Building A Base Between Mariupol And Donetsk

Meet The Russian Fighters Building A Base Between Mariupol And Donetsk | The Interpreter


via Meet The Russian Fighters Building A Base Between Mariupol And Donetsk | The Interpreter.

However, in the last month the international observers from the OSCE — a group which has arguably bent over backward not to assign blame in this conflict — has witnessed a group of soldiers, wearing Russian military insignia, operating inside Ukraine. This is from their report on May 28, just days before the June 3 assault on Marinka

In Petrivske (“DPR”-controlled, 38km south-east of Donetsk) the SMM spoke to a young man who said that the former local holiday camp was currently occupied by an unknown armed group. He could not specify for how long this armed group had been stationed in the village. In the village the SMM spoke to two women, both wearing military uniforms, with caps with Russian Federation Armed Forces insignia. They said that they were from Kramatorsk. During the conversation with the two women a vehicle with Russian Federation number plates stopped next to the OSCE vehicles and two armed men, similarly dressed, exited the car and ordered the women to stop the conversation with the SMM. Behind a tall fence inside the holiday camp, the SMM observed one infantry fighting vehicle.

A protester walks past a burning tent camp and a fire in the trade union building in Odessa last MayYevgeny Volokin/Reuters

Ukraine claims to foil Kremlin plot for new breakaway state


via Ukraine claims to foil Kremlin plot for new breakaway state.

By Maxim Tucker

„Specially trained groups were asked to play the role of Ukrainian nationalists,“ said Vitaliy Naida, head of the SBU department responsible for intercepting online traffic. They planned to stage attacks on Soviet veterans and distribute videos of the attacks online, on Russian television and using pro-Russian outlets in Odessa.“

Source: http://europe.newsweek.com/ukraine-claims-foil-kremlin-plot-new-breakaway-state-327171

▶ Anne Applebaum: MH17 attack | what happened. How it happened and who was responsible – YouTube


Anne Applebaum: MH17 attack | what happened. How it happened and who was responsible

via ▶https://youtu.be/wGo1atUQynQ

Anne Applebaum: MH17 attack | what happened. How it happened and who was responsible

MH17 crash site fragment ‚from missile warhead‘


via MH17 crash site fragment ‚from missile warhead‘ – BBC News.

When Dutch reporter Jeroen Akkermans first visited the scene of the disaster, the wreckage and human remains were largely untouched.

On his third visit, in November last year, evidence still lay uncollected.

Akkermans decided to pick up around 20 small pieces which he sent for scientific analysis.

One was a rusty fragment which experts from UK defence analyst IHS Jane’s linked to a warhead of the type used by a Russian Buk missile launcher.

The fragment has been handed to the Dutch authorities.

#freeSavchenko now if you have a smallish part of humanity


Russia: On these days of orthodox easter, #freeSavchenko now, if you have a smallish part of humanity.

If Russia does not releases Nadia Savchenko and all other illegal held Ukrainians in Russia today on Orthodox Easter, we, the world would know:

A country with this degree of inhumanity will destroy itself quicker as many could imagine.

Anders Östlund auf Twitter: „Every day I wonder why people still address the durak in the Kremlin as 'president' when in reality he is a criminal and terrorist.“


via Anders Östlund auf Twitter: „Every day I wonder why people still address the durak in the Kremlin as ‚president‘ when in reality he is a criminal and terrorist.“.

GorseFires Collectif auf Twitter: „Russia tested RS-26 Rubezh MIRV thermonuclear ICBM to suppress missile defense systems (via @parfitt_tom @kommersant) http://t.co/dTo2jnYTFf“


via GorseFires Collectif auf Twitter: „Russia tested RS-26 Rubezh MIRV thermonuclear ICBM to suppress missile defense systems (via @parfitt_tom @kommersant) http://t.co/dTo2jnYTFf“.

Russia tested RS-26 Rubezh MIRV thermonuclear ICBM to suppress missile defense systems (via )

Danish warships could become legitimate nuclear targets, warns Russian ambassador – News – The Copenhagen Post


via Danish warships could become legitimate nuclear targets, warns Russian ambassador – News – The Copenhagen Post.

Danish warships could end up as targets for Russian nuclear missiles if Denmark joins the NATO missile defence shield, according to Mikhail Vanin, the Russian ambassador to Denmark.