Stephen F. Cohen – The Silence of American Hawks About Kiev’s Atrocities
For weeks, the US-backed regime in Kiev has been committing atrocities against its own citizens in southeastern Ukraine, regions heavily populated by Russian-speaking Ukrainians and ethnic Russians. While victimizing a growing number of innocent people, including children, and degrading America’s reputation, these military assaults on cities, captured on video, are generating pressure in Russia on President Vladimir Putin to “save our compatriots.”
The reaction of the Obama administration—as well as the new cold-war hawks in Congress and in the establishment media—has been twofold: silence interrupted only by occasional statements excusing and thus encouraging more atrocities by Kiev. Very few Americans (notably, the independent scholar Gordon Hahn) have protested this shameful complicity. We may honorably disagree about the causes and resolution of the Ukrainian crisis, the worst US-Russian confrontation in decades, but not about deeds that are rising to the level of war crimes, if they have not already done so.
rt.com – Ceasefire in E. Ukraine, OSCE observers at Russian checkpoints agreed at Berlin meeting
A roadmap of measures that will point a way out of the Ukrainian crisis has been agreed during four-way talks between the foreign ministers of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine, German FM Frank-Walter Steinmeier said.
In their joint statement, the ministers called for the Contact Group to resume its work “no later than July 5 with the goal of reaching an unconditional and mutually agreed, sustainable ceasefire.”
The group should include representatives of both Kiev and the self-defense forces of the People’s Republics of Donetsk and Lugansk, Russia’s foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, said.
Umberto Pascali – The “Battle for Europe” is Raging. How America Undermines Franco-Russian Relations
Lyssna på en intervju med Umberto Pascali på Guns and Butter
english.pravda.ru – NATO will attack Russia in 2 years to fight for Crimea
.. political scientist Sergei Markov said in an interview with Pravda.Ru that Washington may decide to impose the third package of sanctions against Russia.
”I think that sanctions will be inevitably developing. The more steps Russia takes to retreat, the tougher the sanctions will be. There is a struggle of the party of peace and the party of war in Washington. The party of war claims that it can arrange a coup in Russia with the help of war to overthrow the leadership and bring a puppet government to power to put Russia down on its knees.
”Washington has committed so many crimes in Ukraine, that it is obvious that there is a global goal hidden behind it. Obviously, the goal is a coup in Russia, like it was in Ukraine. Russia maneuvers and tries to get away from deploying the troops.
nyhetsbanken.se – Etnisk och kulturell rensning i Ukraina
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Press TV – US must be held accountable for aiding ISIL: Researcher, interview with Soraya Sepahpour – video
Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya – The ISIL or DAISH Caliphate in Iraq and Syria is a US Project
Intervju med Michel Chossudovsky – ”ISIS: An Instrument of the Western Military Alliance”