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U.S. Tries to Stir Ethnic Division in Crimea

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Eric Zuesse On Saturday, August 1st, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko (who now acknowledges that his government is illegitimate and that his predecessor Viktor Yanukovych was overthrown in a February 2014 coup), sent greetings to an international conference of supporters of Tatars in Crimea, at the ...

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The Anti-Crimean Pogrom that Sparked Crimea’s Breakaway

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Eric Zuesse #1: Here is a description of the “Korsun Pogrom” or “Korsun Massacre”: the 20 February 2014 event that sparked Crimea’s breakaway from Ukraine: http://fortruss.blogspot.com/2015/02/korsun-massacre-anniversary-what-really.html —— #2: Here is a 25-minute documentary about it, dated 14 August 2014: http://ukraine-human-rights.org/the-pogrom-of-korsun/ ...

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Video: Lowest Bidder: Private military contractors at heart of drone program

It’s come to light that the US military uses private sector firms at the heart of its drone operations. The Bureau of Investigative Journalism has revealed that … Via Youtube

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How Aristocrats Have Gotten Away with Even Mass-Murder

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By Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On 8 July 2015, in a pervasively ignored but historically very important news event (briefly mentioned by the BBC), the only trial ever in which a former head of state was convicted in his ...

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Video: RAW: ISIS-controlled university complex attacked by Iraqi Air Force

Iraqi-led coalition strikes University of Anbar complex, located near the city of Ramadi. Officials confirmed that after the strike Iraqi forces managed to regain … Via Youtube

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Video: RAW: China holds naval drills demonstrating military capabilities

The Chinese navy shows off its skills during military drills in the South China Sea RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! Via Youtube

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Video: Blinding fire seen in Donetsk night sky as shelling goes on

Blasts continue in the city of Donetsk despite ceasefire COURTESY: RT’s RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE – FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, … Via Youtube

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Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Implies EU Membership Might Be Impossible

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Eric Zuesse Ukraine’s Euro-Integration website headlined on July 25th, “Klimkin: ‘If Ukraine Won’t Be an EU Member Within 5 Years, We Won’t Ever’,” and reported that, “Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin claims that if Kiev is required to wait 5 years before applying ...

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EU Visa-Slams Ukrainians After February 2014 Ukrainian Coup

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Eric Zuesse Although the coup in Ukraine in February 2014 was allegedly done in order to get Ukraine into the European Union (because the overthrown President Viktor Yanukovych had just before declined the EU’s offer for Ukraine to join the ...

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Ukrainian News Service Says Standard of Living Is Plummeting

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Eric Zuesse The plunging economy of Ukraine has evidently become so bad that Ukrainians now can even feel safe to call publicly for stopping the war against the separatist Donbass region of the country, and for reallocationg those military expenditures ...

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Obama Prosecutes No Mega-Crooks. Hillary Also Wouldn’t. Would Sanders?

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Eric Zuesse The chief reason why the USA is no longer a democracy (if it ever was) is that its mega-criminals have impunity, just like kings and other dictators in countries that make little pretense to being a ‘democracy.’ Any ...

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Vladimir Putin States Russia’s New Strategy

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Eric Zuesse Russian President Vladimir Putin presented, on July 3rd, to Russia’s Security Council, the nation’s new National Security Strategy, which encompasses not merely military, but especially economic, agencies within the Russian Federal Government. Because his statement was ignored in ...

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Journalists’ Complicity in Hiding Those Guilty for MH17

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Eric Zuesse Robert Parry headlined on July 9th, “MH-17 Case Slips into Propaganda Fog,” and he wrote: “Many investigative journalists, including myself, have been rebuffed in repeated efforts to get verifiable proof about the case or even informational briefings.” His phrase “have ...

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Wikipedia as Propaganda Not History — MH17 as An Example

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Eric Zuesse Wikipedia articles are more propaganda than they are historical accounts. And, often, their cited sources are misleading, or even false. On 15 August 2007, the BBC headlined “Wikipedia Shows CIA Page Edits,” and Jonathan Fildes reported that, “An online tool ...

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New U.S. National Military Strategy: U.S. May Invade Any Non-‘Ally’

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Eric Zuesse On July 1st, the White House, Joint Chiefs of Staff, issued “The National Military Strategy of the United States of America 2015” (officially dated June 2015), and at its top is: “U.S. ENDURING NATIONAL INTERESTS: The security of the United States, ...

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Video: Taiwan celebrates 70th Anniversary of Japan defeat with military parade

Taiwan held a military parade on Saturday to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Japan in the Sino-Japanese War and the end of World War II. Via Youtube

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Ukrainian Govt. Acknowledges Some of Its Leaders Are Nazis

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Eric Zuesse On July 3rd, the Ukrainian newspaper Vesti  headlined “The Ministry of Justice Acknowledges UNA-UNSO Collaborated with Nazis,” and reported that, “Ukraine’s Ministry of Justice has officially recognized that the members of the Ukrainian nationalist organization UNA-UNSO fought on the side of ...

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Video: S Korea military drills demonstrate ability to perform in ‘unaffordable conditions’

3700 Navy & Marine corps personnel take part in military drills on the Western border between the two Koreas RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! Via Youtube

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Video: RAW: Huge plumes of smoke rise in the sky above Kobani, Syria, after intense fighting reported

Raw footage filmed from Suruc, Turkey, shows explosions in the city of Kobane, reportedly freed from ISIS by Kurdish forces RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air … Via Youtube

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Malaysian Pressure Forces MH17 Investigation to UN

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Eric Zuesse Malaysia, frustrated by the refusal of the official international investigation-team to produce any clear evidence yet of whom to blame for the downing of the MH17 Malaysian airliner over the Ukrainian civil-war zone on 17 July 2014, has ...

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Ukraine’s Pres. Poroshenko Says Overthrow of Yanukovych Was a Coup

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Eric Zuesse Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko requests the supreme court of Ukraine to declare that his predecessor, Viktor Yanukovych, was overthrown by an illegal operation; in other words, that the post-Yanukovych government, including Poroshenko’s own Presidency, came into power from ...

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America’s U.N. Ambassador Continues Standing Up for Nazis

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Eric Zuesse Recently, President Barack Obama’s friend whom he appointed to represent this country at the United Nations visited Ukraine and used the Ukrainian-language translation and variant of the German Nazi Party’s “Deutschland über alles,” or  “Germany above all,” to ...

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Video: Live-Fire: Chinese navy kicks off drills in South China Sea

Chinese warships conduct live-fire combat drills in South China Sea. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! Via Youtube

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IMF Violates IMF Rules, to Continue Ukraine Bailouts

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Eric Zuesse The IMF, whose bailout operations are absorbed by the taxpayers in the member countries whenever a particular bailed-out nation defaults, announced on Friday, June 19th, that it will “continue to support Ukraine through its Lending-into-Arrears Policy even in the event ...

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Video: RAW: Russian military goes all guns blazing at Army-2015 expo

Russian weapons and military equipment show off at day 2 of International Military-Technical Forum ‘Army-2015′ READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/6lmevx RT LIVE … Via Youtube

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Video: US Senate approves defense policy bill that calls for arming Ukraine forces

The United States Senate gives the green light to boosting military aid to Ukraine – despite a fragile truce in the country’s east. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air … Via Youtube

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Video: Army-2015 Expo: Fighter jets, helicopters, tanks & missile systems on show in Moscow region

The Russian Air Force showed off its skill and prowess at a demonstration in Kubinka, Moscow region on Friday, as part of the ongoing International … Via Youtube

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Video: Sharp maneuvers: Air Force fighters scorch through sky at Army-2015 military expo

A spectacular air show rounded off the last day of the Army-2015 military exhibition in Moscow Region. Visitors witnessed real-time simulation of air combat … Via Youtube

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Video: CrossTalk: NATO vs Russia

Escalating rhetoric and the doubling down on failed policies: this is one way of viewing the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s opinion of the world, particularly … Via Youtube

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Video: Cutting-edge military aircraft in action at Army-2015 military expo

Cutting-edge modern and advanced military fighter jets and helicopters were put into action at the International Military-Technical Forum ‘Army-2015,’ as the … Via Youtube

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Video: Russian military shows off booming firepower at Army-2015 expo

Russian weapons and military equipment show off at International Military-Technical Forum ‘Army-2015′ READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/6lmevx RT LIVE … Via Youtube

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NATO Lies to NPR

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Eric Zuesse On June 17th, U.S. National Public Radio (NPR) interviewed NATO’s and America’s General Ben Hodges, who is the Commanding General of the U.S. Army in Europe, which is “NATO’s most senior land forces command.” He said (after 4:54 in the audio): “This ...

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Life in Ukraine Since the U.S. Coup There in Feb. 2014

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Eric Zuesse, 16 June 2015, 2:30 PM in NYC The following is a reader-comment that was just posted from someone in Ukraine to an article whose links document America’s coup there in February 2014 in the formerly peaceable but corrupt country, and the subsequent ethnic ...

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U.S. May Position for a War Against Russia

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Russia Says It Will Respond If U.S. Does So Eric Zuesse On Saturday, June 13th, The New York Times bannered, “U.S. Is Poised to Put Heavy Weaponry in Eastern Europe,” and Russia’s response to the announcement wasn’t long in coming. The Russian equivalent ...

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The Two Contending Visions of World Government

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The Origin & Broader Context of Obama’s ‘Trade’ Deals Eric Zuesse U.S. President Barack Obama’s proposed ‘Trade’ deals are actually about whether the world is heading toward a dictatorial world government — a dictatorship by the hundred or so global ...

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The Top 1% of America’s Top 1%

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The 15 Peak Years for Top-End Income-Shares in U.S., 1913-2013  Eric Zuesse DATA-SOURCE: http://topincomes.g-mond.parisschoolofeconomics.eu/#Database: Top 0.01% income share including capital gains, United States, the 15 peak years 1915: 4.36% 1916: 4.78% 1928: 5.02% 1929: 4.99% 1999: 4.21% 2000: 5.07% 2004: ...

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German Banker: Obama Is Destroying Europe

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Eric Zuesse (translation and added comments) Interviewed on June 6th by German Economic News, the chief economist at Bremer Landesbank, Folker Hellmeyer, says that because of Obama’s sanctions against Russia, German exports declined year-over-year by 18% in 2014, and by 34% ...

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The Reversal of Kerry’s Ukraine Statement Came from Obama, Not Nuland

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Eric Zuesse When Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland on May 15th contradicted her boss John Kerry’s statement of three days earlier, in which Kerry had warned Ukraine’s President Petro Petroshenko not to violate the Minsk II agreement, and not ...

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Obama Sidelines Kerry on Ukraine Policy

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Eric Zuesse On May 21st, I headlined “Secretary of State John Kerry v. His Subordinate Victoria Nuland, Regarding Ukraine,” and quoted John Kerry’s May 12th warning to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to cease his repeated threats to invade Crimea and re-invade Donbass, two former regions ...

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An Obama Statement Packed with Lies

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Eric Zuesse Here was Obama’s rhetoric, in Tallinn Estonia, on 3 September 2014 (click on the linked parts to see the actual reality regarding each given allegation): —— We’re not afraid of free and fair elections, because true legitimacy can only come ...

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Western ‘News’ Media as Tyranny’s Propagandists Hiding Reality

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Eric Zuesse 1: The ugly realities are covered up, not covered; here’s an example of what you don’t see in the regime’s media about the people whom Americans’ tax dollars are bombing and killing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgB2bhFfEtM&app=desktop 2: The great investigative journalist ...

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Confidential Document: Soros’s Plan for Ukraine

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Eric Zuesse A hacked document from the Ukrainian Government, in which George Soros, on 12 March 2015 (a month after the Hollande-Merkel Minsk II ceasefire agreement had been signed), advised Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko how to re-arm and resume the war against the Donbass ...

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U.S. Pressures Nobel Committee to Declare Ukraine’s President a Peace Prize Nominee

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Eric Zuesse A leaked letter dated May 19th and sent by the Chairman of Ukraine’s parliament, Vladimir Groysman, to the chargé d’affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Oslo Norway, thanks her for “the efforts you have made to have Petro ...

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Secretary of State John Kerry v. His Subordinate Victoria Nuland, Regarding Ukraine

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Eric Zuesse U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, on May 12th, responding to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s assertions that Ukraine will retake Crimea and will conquer Donbass: “I have not had a chance – I have not read the speech. I haven’t seen any ...

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Obama Gave Up on Ukraine, Press Simply Ignored It

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Eric Zuesse On Tuesday, May 12th, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was asked at a press conference in Sochi Russia, to respond to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s recent statements promising renewed war against Donbass, which were made first on ...

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German Firestorm Rises About Angela Merkel’s Lies

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Eric Zuesse Starting on Friday May 8th, some German news media have been reporting on the release of previously secret emails from the office of the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel. These emails make clear that when her underlings have said, ...

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U.S. & Europe Boycott Russia’s Celebration of Its 9 May 1945 Victory Over Hitler

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Eric Zuesse At first, a few progressive heads-of-state in Europe were appalled at U.S. President Barack Obama’s pressure for them to reject Russia’s invitation to an upcoming 9 May 2015 celebration of victory against Hitler, and Czech President Milos Zeman even ...

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The May 2nd Odessa Massacre: Why Obama’s Coup-Regime Still Runs Ukraine

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Eric Zuesse (RINF) – The May 2nd Ukrainian massacre of anti-regime pamphleteers last year at the Odessa Trade Unions Building, burning these pamphleteers alive there, was crucial to the Obama Administration’s solidification of its control over Ukraine. That massacre was designed to, ...

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What’s Obama Up to, with His TPP & TTIP?

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Eric Zuesse The motivation behind U.S. President Barack Obama’s trans-Pacific trade-deal TPP, and his trans-Atlantic trade-deal TTIP — the motivation behind both of these enormous international trade-deals — is the same, and Democratic U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Sherrod Brown ...

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Is the U.S. a Force for Good in the World?

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Eric Zuesse First of all, in terms of popularity worldwide, the U.S. is a mixed picture. A Gallup International poll of 65 countries, issued on 30 December 2013, found that:  “The US was the overwhelming choice (24% of respondents) for the country ...

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Are Leading Economists Corrupt, or Just Mind-Blowingly Ignorant?

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Eric Zuesse Conservative economists favor Republican candidates because it’s the way for them to rise in power themselves, but what about ‘progressive’ economists: are they psychopaths, too; or do they instead blindly favor ‘Democratic’ candidates because of a sincerely oblivious ...

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Libertarians’ Civil War Over Ukraine

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Eric Zuesse On the one hand, Andrei Illarionov of the Koch Brothers’ libertarian Cato Institute says that the first among “the crimes that have been committed or are being committed by the Kremlin — stealing Crimea” can be rectified only by rejecting ...

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How America’s Aristocracy Extends Its Global Control

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Eric Zuesse As has been well documented even by the BBC, in their 1992 classic documentary about the CIA’s (still-ongoing) Gladio Operation, America’s CIA basically took control of the international racist-fascist (i.e., ideologically nazi) movement after World War II, by protecting ...

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NATO Increasingly Surrounds the ‘Russian Threat’

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Eric Zuesse On Saturday, April 18th, the Commander of  the U.S. Army in Europe, Ben Hodges, told Britain’s Telegraph  that “There is a Russian threat,” and that “The best insurance we have against a showdown is that NATO stands together.” ...

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How Trustworthy Are U.S. & Western ‘News’ Media?

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Eric Zuesse During the days of the Soviet Union, and in all dictatorial countries, the ‘news’ media were and are actually propaganda-media, which filter out information that the aristocracy (the people holding the real power, which in the Soviet Union ...

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How Reliable Is Reuters?

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Eric Zuesse People see their own nation, and foreign nations, through the filter of the press that’s available to them; so, if that filter is systematically distorting (distorting in ways that most of the others similarly do), then democracy cannot ...

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U.S. Blocked Declaration of a Right to Health Care, Says Bolivia’s President

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Eric Zuesse Bolivia’s President Evo Morales has blamed U.S. President Barack Obama for the failure of the recent OAS (Organization of American States) Summit of the Americas to issue a final declaration, and he says that a major sticking point ...

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Ukraine’s Pres. Poroshenko Tries to Stop His Side’s Ceasefire Violations

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Eric Zuesse According to Donetsk People’s Republic Defense Minister Eduard Basurin, speaking Saturday April 11th, the recently reported ceasefire violations by the Ukrainian government’s side are violations by the Ukrainian government’s volunteer irregular battalions, not by regular units of the ...

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New Breakaway Republic Is Announced in Ukraine to Join Donetsk and Luhansk Republics

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Eric Zuesse A group of residents in the region of Odessa, one of Ukraine’s largest cities, is trying to break away from the Ukrainian government that was formed after the coup in Kiev in February 2014. As the first anniversary approaches of ...

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Is This the Start of WW III?

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Kiev Breaks Minsk Agreement; Reinvades Donbass Eric Zuesse On the Friday before Russian Orthodox Easter, the Poroshenko-Yatsenyuk U.S-coup-installed Ukrainian Government attacks on all fronts on April 9th, to continue their extermination–campaign against the residents of the area, Donbass, that refuses to accept the coup-government that ...

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Ukraine Blocks 10,000 Websites, Confiscates a Newspaper

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Eric Zuesse As I reported yesterday, the Security Bureau of Ukraine, on April 7th, had seized and disappeared two Odessa bloggers, who were trying to get an independent investigation, and ultimate prosecution, of the individuals who participated in the 2 May ...

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Crimes against Humanity: Ukraine President Poroshenko Keeps his Word: “We’ve Bombed the Schools”, Donbass Children Don’t go to School

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Crimes against Humanity: Ukraine President Poroshenko Keeps his Word: “We’ve Bombed the Schools”, Donbass Children Don’t go to School By Olga Luzanova Global Research, April 01, 2015, reposted here by Eric Zuesse Slavyangrad Region: Russia and FSU Theme: Crimes against ...

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Ukraine ‘Disappears’ Regime Opponents

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Eric Zuesse (Image of Big Brother by Joo Serk Lee) In Odessa — the same city where the Ukrainian civil war started on 2 May 2014 with a massacre of opponents that had been carefully planned by a team connected to ...

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Ukrainian Gov’t. Condemns Russia’s Celebration of Victory Against Nazis

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(image above: G.H.W. Bush greets Yaroslav Stetsko) Eric Zuesse The Ukrainian Government said on April 7th that any country sending representatives to Russia’s celebration of the 70th anniversary of their victory against Adolf Hitler, will be blacklisted by Ukraine. That ...

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Jewish Billionaire Finances Ukraine’s Aydar SS Nazi Troops

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Eric Zuesse The hyper-nationalist Ukrainian-Israeli billionaire Ihor Kolomoysky, a friend of the Obama White House and employer of Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden, is a major donor to far-right Ukrainian causes. He sides with the followers of Stepan Bandera, the pro-Nazi Ukrainian leader ...

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War with Russia Now Much Likelier

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Ukraine’s Leading Nazi Gets American Weapons & Support news report from German Economic News, translated and with closing commentary by Eric Zuesse http://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2015/04/06/ukraine-rechtsextremist-jarosch-wird-berater-der-armee-fuehrung/ Ukraine: right-wing extremist Jarosch is consultant to the Army leadership German Economic News  |  Published: 06/04/15 00:00 clock The Ukrainian army has ...

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Saudi Atrocities Go Unnoticed

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Chris Ernesto RINF Alternative News In December 2011, the United States sold $30 billion worth of weapons to the Monarchy of Saudi Arabia. Included in the sale were 84 F-15 fighter jets, which are now “at the core” of the ...

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U.S. to Start Training Nazi Troops in Ukraine, on April 20th, Hitler’s Birthday

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Eric Zuesse It has just been announced that, on April 20th (Hitler’s birthday), U.S. troops will start training troops of Ukraine’s nazi Azov Battalion.  The Azov Battalion was founded and its members were selected by Andrei Biletsky, a Ukrainian nazi (that’s an ideological term, meaning ...

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Ukraine’s Economy Plunges: So, Who Should Pay for It?

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Eric Zuesse According to Ukrainian news-accounts, Ukraine’s economy is rapidly falling. On April 2nd was reported that “Sales of new cars in Ukraine fell to the lowest in 15 years,” and that March’s sales-volume (number of cars sold) was 23% less than that ...

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Germany’s Merkel Comes Out as Basically a U.S. Agent

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Eric Zuesse RINF Alternative News On Wednesday, April 1st, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet approved a measure to bring fracking (the patents for which are owned mainly by “large American companies, including Halliburton, Baker Hughes and Schlumberger”) into Germany. This is ...

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Report: Ukrainian Oligarch Kolomoysky Robbed Rampantly

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Eric Zuesse The Frankfurter Algemeine Zeitung reported Thursday the 26th, that the Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky, whom Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko recently removed from control over Ukraine’s monopoly oil-transport firm and from being governor of a Ukrainian province, had been using ...

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UPDATED: 50 Abrams Tanks Appear to Have Been Sent to Ukraine

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Eric Zuesse Alarms are being raised both on the right and the left in Austria against what appears to be a stealth move by Obama to send what are clearly attack-weapons (called “Bradley Tanks” but actually they look like Abrams ...

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U.S. Ships 50 Abrams Tanks to Ukraine: Europeans Are Furious

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Eric Zuesse RINF Alternative News Apparently, Obama, though he says he hasn’t made up his mind about whether to send weapons to Ukraine, actually has and is. He now seems to be quietly trashing the spirit though no provision in ...

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The $160 Billion Cost: Why Ukraine’s Viktor Yanukovych Spurned EU’s Offer, on 20 Nov. 2013

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Eric Zuesse RINF Alternative News “Burying the lede” is a way that ‘news’ professionals hide or “bury” things while ‘reporting’ on them; and the biggest example of this in modern times occurred when Germany’s Spiegel (Mirror) magazine headlined its cover-story ...

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Obama Now Sides w. Poroshenko to Unify Ukraine for Next Stage in the War

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Eric Zuesse RINF Alternative News During the past few days, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has been drawing Ukraine’s racist fascists, or nazis, such as Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Oleh Kolomoysky, to support him; he has publicly threatened them if they fail ...

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U.S.-v.-Russia: Even Stephen Cohen Is Starting to Speak the Truth

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Eric Zuesse An alarming development is that Stephen F. Cohen, the internationally prominent scholar of Russia, is acknowledging that (1:35 on the video) “for the first time in my long life (I began in this field in the 1960s), I think the ...

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(WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGE) IMF: Ukraine Must Now Steal $1.5B+ from Russia to Buy Arms

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http://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2015/03/24/iwf-ukraine-soll-seine-schulden-an-russland-nicht-zurueckzahlen/ IMF: Ukraine will not pay back [part of] its debts to Russia German Economic News  |  Published: 03/24/15 00:25 clock [Translation, and interspersed notes, by Eric Zuesse.] In December, a multi-billion-dollar loan [variously stated as $3-$3.5 billion] to Ukraine comes ...

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America’s Global Dominance (Since WW II) Has Just Ended

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Eric Zuesse On March 22nd, I headlined “Why the Western Alliance Is Ending,” and I listed the recent events which indicate that the Western Alliance doesn’t have much longer to go. And, now, it has actually already ended. The handwriting is on ...

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One of U.S. White House’s Top Ukrainian Gangsters Gets U.S. Reprimand

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Eric Zuesse Ihor Kolomoysky, a Ukrainian oligarch and friend of the Obama White House (he is the employer of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden), has now been reprimanded by America’s own Ambassador in Ukraine, after he had used physical ...

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Why the Western Alliance Is Ending

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Eric Zuesse World leaders — heads of state especially — tend to be tactful people, whatever else might be said about them. When they discover that one of their number happens to be incredibly arrogant and psychopathic (and some leading ...

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How the U.S. Is Allied with ISIS & Al Qaeda

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Eric Zuesse The United States is allied with Sunni Moslem aristocracies (and therefore with Sunni-headed nations), against Shia Moslem aristocracies (and therefore also against Shia-headed nations). Sunni aristocracies provide the huge ($1 million and larger) financial donations that sustain ISIS, Al ...

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Obama’s Double-Standard on Russia

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He Attacks Russia, then Condemn’s Putin for Defending Russia from His Attack Eric Zuesse Ukraine is considered by geostrategists (both Republican and Democratic) to be militarily the most important adjoining nation to Russia, serving as the chief buffer to attacks ...

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Ukraine Declares Resumption of War Against Donbass

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Eric Zuesse RINF Alternative News On Wednesday, March 18th, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, the Prime Minister of Ukraine — who was selected for that post by Victoria Nuland of the U.S. State Department on 4 February 2014, 18 days before the U.S. coup that installed ...

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“Stratfor [VIDEO]: US aims to prevent a German-Russian alliance”

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http://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2015/03/17/stratfor-usa-wollen-deutsch-russische-allianz-verhindern/ Stratfor [VIDEO]: US aims to prevent a German-Russian alliance German Economic News  |  Published: 03/17/15 00:02 clock [translation and notes by Eric Zuesse] http://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2015/03/17/stratfor-usa-wollen-deutsch-russische-allianz-verhindern/ The head of the private intelligence agency Stratfor has for the first time publicly said that the US government considers to be its overriding strategic objective the prevention of ...

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EU Splits on Ukraine — How and Why

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Eric Zuesse The issue is whether to supply weapons to Ukraine. On Friday, March 13th, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced, referring to himself in the third person, that: “The Head of State has informed that Ukraine had contracts with a series of the ...

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Fox ‘News’ ‘Expert’ Says We Must “Start Killing Russians.” I Disagree.

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Eric Zuesse On this video from Fox ‘News': At 3:30, Lou Dobbs asks the Fox Noise military analyst: “What do you expect” in Ukraine? At 3:35 he answers: “In the Ukraine, the only way that the United States can have any ...

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Ukraine’s Prime Minister Yatsenyuk Declares War on Russia

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Eric Zuesse Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, who on 4 February 2014 was selected for his post by Victoria Nuland of the U.S. State Department, was quoted by Ukrainian media on Thursday March 12th of 2015 as saying that, “Ukraine is in a ...

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Japan’s Orwellian Politics About Ukraine

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To Oppose Far-Right Is Labeled ‘Far-Right’ Japanese politicians get called ‘far-right’ for opposing America’s empowering nazism In Ukraine, and for opposing Japan’s nationalist leader, Shinzo Abe. Former Japanese Prime Minister tells Crimeans: “It’s shameful that information from Japanese and Western media ...

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Tentative Deal Reached to Settle Ukraine War

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http://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2015/03/11/iwf-ukraine-erhaelt-175-milliarden-dollar-aus-steuergeldern/ PLUNDERING THE WORLD IMF: Ukraine will receive $ 17.5 billion from taxpayers German Economic News  |  Published: 11/03/15 23:51 clock [Translation and notes by Eric Zuesse, whose explanation of the deal is at the end] SUMMARY: Ukraine will receive total loans of ...

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How the Public Are Deceived by the ‘News’

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Top ‘News’ Executives Suppress Key Facts; The Public Sees a Chaotic, Disjointed, Picture. Here Is How that Is Done, in Personal Detail. Eric Zuesse If the public is systematically lied-to by the Government and by a virtually uniformly cooperative press ...

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The Origin of the ‘New Cold War’

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Eric Zuesse This will be history, replacing myth. So: if at the start it might seem unbelievable, I request the reader — please click onto the sources; and, as you read them, you will (if you have been getting your ...

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EU Increasingly Abandons Obama on Ukraine

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Eric Zuesse As reported on Saturday March 7th by both German Economic News, and Spiegel magazine, the ongoing lies and arrogance from U.S. President Barack Obama’s Administration regarding Ukraine and Russia have finally raised to the surface a long-mounting anger of Germany’s Chancellor ...

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Nobel Peace Prize Chief Quits, Asks Obama to Return Peace Prize — 1/10th Joke

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Head of Nobel Peace Prize Committee Is Fired, Requests Obama to Return 2009 Peace Prize? Eric Zuesse For the first time ever, the head of the Nobel Peace Prize Committee has been fired. It happened on Tuesday, March 3rd.  Thorbjorn Jagland, ...

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BLOOMBERG: Putin Is to Blame for Ukraine, But West Owes Ukraine Bailout

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Eric Zuesse The anti-Russian ‘news’ organization Bloomberg, owned by the former Mayor of Wall Street, Michael Bloomberg, says in a March 3rd editorial about Ukraine, that “Only swift and radical debt relief can help the country out of its economic quagmire,” ...

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Obama Prioritizes Weakening Russia, Over Weakening ISIS

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Eric Zuesse Michael Snyder noted at Global Research on March 1st, that the U.S. is now air-dropping weapons into ISIS territory inside Syria. The U.S. is arming ISIS against Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, whom Obama wants to remove. Snyder asks rhetorically: ...

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Making Sense of Obama’s Foreign Policy

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Eric Zuesse On February 22nd, NBC’s “Meet the Press” presented reporter Richard Engel in a terrific four-minute documentary on Barack Obama’s and Hillary Clinton’s catastrophic policy-results in Libya. (You can watch it by clicking on that link.) The segment concluded that ...

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The Entire Case for Sanctions Against Russia Is Pure Lies

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Eric Zuesse U.S. President Barack Obama has stated many times his case against Russia — the reason for the economic sanctions. In his National Security Strategy 2015, he uses the term “aggression” 18 times, and 17 of them are referring specifically to only ...

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Propaganda Success: How the U.S. Gov’t. Has Reveled in the Success of Its Lying Propaganda

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Submitted by Eric Zuesse First: There’s the reality of how the Malaysian MH17 airliner was shot down by the Ukrainian Air Force, as instructed by Barack Obama after he had failed to get the EU sanctions he wanted against Russia, and there ...

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What’s Behind Ukraine’s Secret Weapons Deal with UAE

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Eric Zuesse U.S. President Barack Obama apparently is going ahead with his plan for NATO missiles to be placed in Ukraine aimed against Moscow, but found a way to do it that won’t violate the warnings by Russia’s President Vladimir ...

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Financial War: US Wants to Trigger Wave of Russian Bankruptcies

Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, looks back at US President Barack Obama, left, as they arrive with Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, at the the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit.(Credit: AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

[translated by Eric Zuesse, from German Economic News:] http://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2015/02/23/finanz-krieg-usa-wollen-pleite-welle-von-russischen-unternehmen-ausloesen/ Financial War: US wants to trigger wave of Russian bankruptcies German Economic News  |  Published: 02/23/15 12:55 clock  |  42 Comments The US government insists on a tightening of sanctions against Russia, and demands that the EU follow ...

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