Tensions with BSF increase in Sevastopol

Tensions with BSF increase in Sevastopol Journal Staff Report KIEV, Aug. 26 – Russia’s Black Sea Fleet forces on Wednesday detained Ukrainian court officers in Sevastopol after the officers tried to enforce a court ruling that had ordered return of some navigation equipment to Ukraine. The officers were later released to police in Sevastopol, but […]

Russia To Revamp Powerful Sevastapol Radar To Counter Aegis In Romania

[US Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Facility Goes Online In Romania Tomorrow] Crimea to defend Russia from nuclear strike again Mil.ru photo The Russian Ministry of Defence will restore the Dnepr Missile Launch Detection System radar, which is situated near the city of Sevastopol. According to a source in military industrial complex, the upgraded facility will […]

Crimea Blacked-Out By Dynamited Ukrainian Transmission Towers

State of emergency, blackout in Russia’s Crimea after transmission towers in Ukraine blown up © Igor Mikhalev / Sputnik   Russia’s Crimea has switched to autonomous reserve power after transmission towers in the adjacent Ukrainian Kherson region were blown up, causing a blackout. Meanwhile, the Right Sector and Crimean Tatar “activists” have been attempting to […]

Russian Navy Taking Wargaming Positions Between Tartus Port and Cyprus

Russian Black Sea Cruiser Moscow, Amphibs Heading to Drill in Eastern Mediterranean, MoD Warned Planes Away from Syria By: Sam LaGrone Several Russian warships are bound for the Eastern Mediterranean for high-end exercises, according to a statement from the Russian Ministry of Defence. The Russian Navy’s Black Sea flag-ship — the guided missile cruiser Moscow […]

“Direct line with Vladimir Putin”–COMPLETE TRANSCRIPT

Direct line with Vladimir Putin Direct Line with Vladimir Putin was broadcast live on Channel One, Rossiya-1 and Rossiya-24 TV channels, and Mayak, Vesti FM and Radio Rossii radio stations. April 16, 2015 15:55 29 of 44 Direct Line with Vladimir Putin. During the live broadcast that lasted 3 hours and 57 minutes, the President answered 74 questions out of the over 3 million […]

2009 German Analysis Documenting US Plan To Unleash Civil War In Ukraine

Imperial Geopolitics: Ukraine, Georgia and the New Cold War between NATO and Russia von: Martin Hantke | Veröffentlicht am: 1. Januar 2009 Zbigniew Brzezinski’s book The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand current and future U.S., EU and NATO policy. Over ten years ago the […]

EU Follows Obama’s Lead Voting To Open the Armories of Europe for Ukraine

[SEE:  Obama’s Russian War Resolution Passes By 411 to 23] Russia accuses European parliament of gunning for war   by Oksana Grytsenko President Petro Poroshenko gives a speech as he hands over new military equipment to the Ukrainian forces near the city of Zhytomyr, some 140 km from Kiev, on January 5, 2015. © SERGEI […]

European Anti-Crimea Resolution

COUNCIL REGULATION (EU) No 692/2014 of 23 June 2014   Article 2 It shall be prohibited: (a) to import into the European Union goods originating in Crimea or Sevastopol; (b) to provide, directly or indirectly, financing or financial assistance as well as insurance and reinsurance related to the import of the goods referred to in […]

Obama Undermines Entire World—Blames Putin for It

[SEE: US blames Russia for Ukraine instability ] Remarks by Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at a Security Council Meeting on Ukraine, April 13, 2014— “We know who is behind this. Indeed, the only entity in the area capable of these coordinated, professional military actions is Russia.” “You have heard […]

Russia seizes 51 Ukrainian ships in Crimea

In military rout, Russia seizes 51 Ukrainian ships in Crimea Christopher J. Miller Ukrainian naval officers raise the Ukrainian navy flag on the Slavutych ship docked in Sevastopol’s Kurrenaya Bay on March 13. © Anastasia Vlasova In its invasion and annexation of Crimea, Russia has seized 51 vessels belonging to the Ukrainian navy, according to […]

Time to grab guns and kill damn Russians – Tymoshenko in leaked tape

Time to grab guns and kill damn Russians – Tymoshenko in leaked tape Ukrainians must take up arms against Russians so that not even scorched earth will be left where Russia stands; an example of former Ukrainian PM Yulia Tymoshenko’s vitriol in phone call leaked online. Tymoshenko confirmed the authenticity of the conversation on Twitter, […]

Armenia backs Crimea’s right to self-determination

Armenia backs Crimea’s right to self-determination Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan (RIA Novosti/Tigran Mekhrabyan) Armenia has backed Crimea’s choice of joining Russia, supporting the right to self-determination for the peninsula’s population. In response, Ukraine has recalled its ambassador to Armenia. “Armenia’s principled position on the right to self-determination remains unchanged and has been repeatedly expressed over […]

Russia Prepares “Carrier-Killer” Cruise Missile Welcoming Party for US Navy In Crimea

[SEE:  The Indian/Russian Mach 3 Carrier-Killer Missile] Russia ‘Welcomes’ the US Destroyer Truxtun, by Moving Bastion Anti-Ship Missiles to Crimea Bastion launcher carriers were moved to Crimea last night. Unconfirmed news reports claim the Russian Navy is deploying land-based ‘Bastion’ anti-ship missile systems as a response to the recent U.S. move entering two naval vessels to […]

Why Is World War II Being Rekindled in Ukraine?

Why There Will Be War in Ukraine By Sergei Markov The current crisis is not about Crimea. It is about the rights of Russian-speakers throughout Ukraine whom the Kremlin wants to protect from violence and discrimination. Russia does not want a military intervention in Crimea and does not want to take Crimea from Ukraine. There is a political solution to this crisis. First, create a coalition government in Kiev composed of all […]

Photos of the sunken ship “Ochakov”

Navy base in Ukraine Donuzlave locked specifically sunken ship “Ochakov” (PHOTOS, VIDEO) Ships to the Naval Forces of Ukraine could not go to sea, the Russian military at the outlet of Lake Donuzlav last night flooded his previously written off large anti-submarine ship “Ochakov”. To pull it out, you will have a lot of time, […]

3 Russian Ships Blocking 3 Bays

JUST LEARNED THAT 3 SHIPS TOTAL HAVE BEEN SCUTTLED TO COMPLETELY BLOCK ACCESS TO DONUZLAV. THE TUGBOAT/RESCUE VESSEL Shakhter is one of the sunken ships, the third ship is still unknown.  One of the ships blocks Strilets’ka bay, adjacent to Sevastopol.   ??? 3RD VESSEL AS YET UNIDENTIFIED

Russians Scuttle Kara-Class Cruiser To Block Entrance To Donuzlav Air Base In Crimea

Lake Donuzlav Naval Air Station Ochakov is 569′ in length, the opening to Donuzlav measures about 1,000′ Russian anti-submarine ship sank in Black Sea  UKRINFORM KYIV, March 6 /Ukrinform/. According to the Ukrainian military, the Russian Black Sea Fleet ship “Ochakov” has been sunk off the coast of Crimea, the 0652 online publication learned from […]

Russian Navy Sets Deadline of 5am for Surrender of Two Ukrainian Vessels

5 ships on far right are Russian landing craft http://wikimapia.org/22111905/U510-Slavutych-Large-Intelligence-Ship 44°37’24″N   33°33’21″E U510 Slavutych, Kamchatka type fishing trawler, converted into Ukrainian Navy command ship.  Crew: 150, ZERO armaments GRISHA-5 class Corvette 1 twin SA-N-4 Gecko surface to air missile launcher (20 missiles); Strela-3 ADM system — 2 SA-N-8 Gremlin surface to air missile (8 […]

Law Introduced To Duma Enabling Fast Annexation Of Territories In Crisis

Ukraine crisis: Russia mulls new land-grab law Ethnic Russians in Crimea reject the new pro-Western leaders in Ukraine’s capital Kiev Russian MPs have proposed new laws that would make it easier for Russia to incorporate parts of Ukraine, and allow Russian citizenship to be fast-tracked. Pro-Kremlin party A Just Russia put forward both bills, and […]

New Ukrainian Boss Warns Russian Troops To Remain In Their Barracks

[SEE:  Armed men seize government HQ, raise Russian flag in Ukraine’s Crimea] Ukraine Warns Russia on Troop Movements The interim president of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov     © RIA Novosti. Andrey Stenin KIEV, February 27 (RIA Novosti) – The interim president of Ukraine warned Thursday that any movement by Russian forces outside their bases in the […]

If Putin Has Any Balls, He Will Now Take Crimea To Secure Sevastapol

[SEE:  Putin orders massive military exercises amid tensions over Ukraine] Russian Ships And Troops In The Crimea Threaten To Split An Unstable Ukraine In Two   By Christopher Harress Russia President Vladimir Putin in Red Square, Moscow, Russia with St. Basil’s in the background. Reuters As the world watched apocalyptic scenes unfold in Kiev over […]

Chess in a Minefield–Ukraine

Chess in a Minefield: The Global Implications of the Ukraine Conflict By Uwe Klussmann AFP Smoke rising on Independence Square in Kiev on Thursday. The bloody conflict in Ukraine could trigger yet another confrontation between the West and Russia. Dominance in Europe is at stake on the geopolitical chess board. While Ukraine itself could descend […]

Russia sending spy ship to Mediterranean—Interfax

PRIAZOVYE (SSV-201) Russia sending spy ship to Mediterranean: Interfax   By Steve Gutterman MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia is sending a reconnaissance ship to the eastern Mediterranean, Interfax news agency reported on Monday, as the United States prepares for a possible military strike in Syria. U.S. President Barack Obama has said he will seek congressional authorization […]

Russian Med Fleet First Stage of Naval Rapid Response Force To Be Operational By Year’s End

Command system of Russian rapid response naval force in Mediterranean Sea to be formed before year end SEVASTOPOL, March 19 (Itar-Tass) – The structure of the Command of a Russian rapid response naval force, which is being created for permanent operations in the Mediterranean Sea, will be formed finally in the headquarters of the Black […]

U.S. uses NATO for Black Sea military buildup

Graf Ignatievo Air Force Base, Bulgaria U.S. uses NATO for Black Sea military buildup by Rick Rozoff “The Black Sea region was completely inaccessible, was terra prohibita, to the Pentagon during the Cold War era. NATO expansion, with the incorporation of new members and partners, has opened the sea to U.S. military penetration, presence and […]

Russia Sends Anti-Submarine Black Sea Fleet Destroyer and 3 Amphibious Landing Ships To Syria

[SEE:  Russia gets its armed forces ready in the Caucasus] Experts Club Russia sends Black Sea warship to Syria -source ASW Destroyer Smetlivy # 810 (Class: Kashin) SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine | Tue Jul 10, 2012 (Reuters) – Russia dispatched a destroyer-class warship to Syria on Tuesday, a source in the Russian Navy told Reuters, and another military source was quoted […]

Russia Seeks Long-Term Military Presence In Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan

[Despite the fact that Jamestown Foundation is a Brzezinski-related think tank, I posted the following for the info contained about Russian basing rights, especially that on the Russian 201st Motorized Rifle Div.  Russia and Tajikistan recently settled basing issues (SEE: Russia gets base deal, strengthens Central Asia influence ).]  Russia Seeks Long-Term Military Presence In Tajikistan […]

Seeing Red

Seeing Red  Ukrainian nationalists in Lviv clash with pro-Russian groups during May 9 Victory Day celebrations on the 66th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany. Dozens of supporters of the nationalist Svoboda Party reportedly attacked a smaller group of pro-Russian activists going to a World War II memorial. Nationalists threw rocks and smoke bombs. […]

Russia woos Ukraine on security bloc

Russian Pesident Dmitry Medvedev: Russia’s Black Sea fleet will not attack neighbours Russia woos Ukraine on security bloc Today at 15:18 | Reuters Russian President Dmitry Medvedev told Ukraine on Tuesday that the doors to a Russia-led security bloc were always open and pledged that the Russian navy based in a Ukrainian port would never […]

Turkey and Russia assemble an ‘axis of outsiders’

Turkey and Russia assemble an ‘axis of outsiders’ Adrian Pabst It was one of the most memorable parliamentary brawls of recent times. Members of Ukraine’s Supreme Council threw punches, eggs and smoke bombs, while the speaker was shielded with an umbrella. Last week’s turmoil erupted when lawmakers were considering whether to endorse an agreement that […]

Militarily Defining Post-Soviet Space

Militarily Defining Post-Soviet Space Former secret Soviet submarine base in Balaclava. Governments with foreign military bases tend to shy away from publicity about their colonial outposts, and recent events in the post-Soviet space shine an unwelcome spotlight on US and Russian military establishments, John CK Daly writes for ISN Security Watch. By John CK Daly […]

‘Madness’ to hold Olympics near Chechnya

‘Madness’ to hold Olympics near Chechnya News.Az interviews Eldar Zeynalov, director of the Azerbaijani Human Rights Centre. This region is plagued with instability; there has been tension in the North Caucasus, including terrorist attacks and murders of high ranking state officials over the past 20 years. Three conflicts – Nagorno-Karabakh, South Ossetia and Abkhazia – […]

Everyone Carries Eggs In Ukrainian Parliament

Parliamentary chaos as Ukraine ratifies fleet deal more about “Video of smoke bomb egg fight in Ukra…“, posted with vodpod Ukrainian opposition MPs shower parliament speaker with eggs Chaos has erupted in the Ukrainian parliament during a debate over the extension of the lease on a Russian naval base in Ukraine. The chamber’s speaker had […]

Russian Seals Crimean Deal, Extends Sevastapol Lease Until 2042

Russian envoy to Ukraine hails naval base deal © RIA Novosti. Alexei Fedoseev Russia’s Black Sea Fleet The deal extending Russia’s use of a naval base in Ukraine’s Crimea is economically beneficial for both Moscow and Kiev, the Russian ambassador to Ukraine said on Friday. The agreement, signed on Wednesday by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and […]

Chechnya: Who checkmates whom?

Chechnya: Who checkmates whom? Monday’s terror attacks in Moscow and Wednesday’s police station blast in Dagestan show that Russia’s problems in the North Caucasus are far from over. It may lead to the third Chechen war. For it was a similar bombing campaign in 1999 that prompted the then Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, to […]

Russian Gas Cuts: US-Afghanistan Connection?

Russian Gas Cuts: US-Afghanistan Connection? Russia has made a serious mistake on this occasion both in hasty action and in failing to perceive the probable hand of the US and a trap, notes Christopher King. You will probably have heard of the present situation – you might well be suffering from it. Russian gas for […]

Apartment Explodes Ukraine, 22 killed

This unusual apartment explosion at Yevpatoria takes place in what is probably the new hotspot of the world.  This former Russian stronghold, known as Crimea is the currently contested home of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, at Sevastapol.  This is also where the new American Presence Post will be established at Simferopol in a ceremony […]

Will Russian tanks roll into Ukraine?

Will Russian tanks roll into Ukraine? President Viktor Yushchenko risks to take Ukraine to the state of war. Relations between Russia and Ukraine began to worsen very quickly after the war in Georgia Yushchenko accused Russia of aggression against Georgia and launched a new crusade against Russia’s Black Sea Navy currently stationed in Ukraine’s Sevastopol. […]

Rising opposition in Europe: U.S. plans for NATO run into a wall

Rising opposition in Europe: U.S. plans for NATO run into a wall U.S. imperialism is facing an unsolvable contradiction. The political movement must be on the alert. These contradictions can make the billionaire rulers more desperate and more dangerous. As their world economic position slips, along with the almighty U.S. dollar, they are increasingly attracted […]

Impending military confrontation with Russia?

Impending military confrontation with Russia? Wayne Madsen – Wayne Madsen Report September 8, 2008 WMR has received an “over the transom” warning that in the few months preceding the November 4 presidential election, a rival chain-of-command that operates out of Vice President Dick Cheney’s office and that was previously reported by WMR with regard to […]

Danger grows of NATO-Russian clash in Black Sea

Danger grows of NATO-Russian clash in Black Sea By Julie Hyland and Chris Marsden 01/09/08 “WSW” — -A build-up of naval forces is underway in the Black Sea, involving both NATO and Russian ships. The provocative actions by the US-lead military coalition create the danger of a clash with potentially catastrophic consequences. Late last week, […]

The American-sponsored Terror Attacks Have Begun Against Russian Forces

Train explodes in Georgia’s Gori Sun, 24 Aug 2008 07:52:46 GMT A train carrying fuel has exploded in Georgia after hitting a mine on the railway, days after Russian troops’ withdrawal from the region. The collision occurred west of the city of Gori which links South Ossetia with Tbilisi. Gori was the scene of intense […]