Besides, the Kremlin sees the U.S. threat as bluff, given the still raging debate in Washington on whether the U.S. really needs to get into another proxy war with Russia, having just lost the one in Syria.
The Russian authorities have made it clear there will be no deal. On the contrary, the Kremlin, like Washington, expresses its readiness to raise the stakes and, if necessary, increase the pressure on Syria.
The CCP and Russia were once close to the United States, but U.S. actions have since driven the two mutual adversaries into each other’s arms.
Talks with Russia may make sense. However, they should not take place with any illusions: Putin is not a trustworthy partner.
After reaching an agreement with Iran, will Obama have more room to maneuver on Ukrainian issues, since he doesn't need as much from Russia as before the Iran agreement?
Russia’s anger against the U.S. is not as trivial, or as unjustified, as it may seem. The arrest on Wednesday of fourteen heads or partners of FIFA for corruption by Swiss police at the request of the U.S. justice department could, in retrospect, have unpleasant consequences on the football World Cups in 2018 (in [Read more]
“The U.S. has spent $5 billion on the Ukrainian revolution, the snipers who shot Euromaidan protesters came from the West, the annexation of Crimea was a justified action, and Nemtsov was killed by Americans,” claims Janusz Korwin-Mikke, a Polish member of the European Union, in the interview for a Ukrainian TV [Read more]
A majority of Americans do not see the Ukrainian crisis as a threat to their country’s security.
Waiting on the president: As pressure to supply arms to Ukraine is growing in the USA, Obama is once again undecided, and now Chancellor Merkel comes for a visit.
When Barack Obama receives Angela Merkel this Monday in the Oval Office, it will be all about the question: "Should the West supply weapons to Ukraine?" [Read more]