7 mars

Misstänkta för mordet i Moskva för en vecka sedan gripna –
nyhetsbanken.info – Troliga mördarna gripna– rt.com – 4 suspects in Nemtsov murder detained

Anzor Gubasjev och Zaur Dadajev – två ryska medborgare från Kaukasus, har gripits misstänkta för mordet på politikern Boris Nemtsov förra fredagen.
Om detta håller är det en stor professionell framgång för Undersökningskommittén (SK).

Helt tydligt finns det krafter i USA (och Storbritannien?) som inte är nöjda med att läget lugnat sig i Ukraina –

nsnbc.me – Ukraine conflict resolution under fire

Conflict resolution in Ukraine is hampered by mistrust, apparent attempts to obstruct the work of the OSCE mission in Ukraine and political and military posturing rather than adherence to the Minsk accords. Russia invited all NATO members and the leadership of the Alliance to attend a security conference hosted by Russia in mid-April.

nsnbc.me – Russia invites NATO Members to Security Conference: Experts warn about Risk of unwanted Nuclear War

Russia has invited all NATO member States and the NATO leadership to attend a security conference in mid-April, said the Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov. The invitation comes against the backdrop of deteriorating relations between members of the Atlantic Alliance and Russia. Meanwhile, during a recent symposium, experts warned about the risk of a military escalation that includes the use of nuclear weapons, whether it be wanted or unwanted.

spiegel.de – Breedlove’s Bellicosity: Berlin Alarmed by Aggressive NATO Stance on Ukraine

It was quiet in eastern Ukraine last Wednesday. Indeed, it was another quiet day in an extended stretch of relative calm. The battles between the Ukrainian army and the pro-Russian separatists had largely stopped and heavy weaponry was being withdrawn. The Minsk cease-fire wasn’t holding perfectly, but it was holding.
On that same day, General Philip Breedlove, the top NATO commander in Europe, stepped before the press in Washington. Putin, the 59-year-old said, had once again ”upped the ante” in eastern Ukraine — with ”well over a thousand combat vehicles, Russian combat forces, some of their most sophisticated air defense, battalions of artillery” having been sent to the Donbass. ”What is clear,” Breedlove said, ”is that right now, it is not getting better. It is getting worse every day.”
German leaders in Berlin were stunned. They didn’t understand what Breedlove was talking about …

rinf.com – The ‘Democrat’ Brzezinski Says Russia’s Putin Wants to Invade NATO

He now has told the U.S. Congress (on February 6th but not reported until March 6th, when the German Economic News found the clip) that Russia’s leader Vladimir Putin “seized” Crimea and that Putin will probably try to do the same to Estonia and Latvia, unless the U.S. immediately supplies weapons and troops to those countries and to Ukraine. Here is his stunning testimony …

Robert Parry – Playing Chicken with Nuclear War

U.S.-Russian tensions keep escalating – now surrounding the murder of Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov – yet almost no one on the American side seems to worry about the possibility that the tough-guy rhetoric and proxy war in Ukraine might risk a nuclear conflagration

Seumas Milne – The demonisation of Russia risks paving the way for war

… Nato now “exists to manage the risks created by its existence”.
Instead of creating a common European security system including Russia, the US-dominated alliance has expanded up to the Russian border – insisting that is merely the sovereign choice of the states concerned. It clearly isn’t. It’s also the product of an alliance system designed to entrench American “leadership” on the European continent – laid out in Pentagon planning drawn up after the collapse of the Soviet Union to “prevent the re-emergence of a new rival”.

Hoppas att Europas länder förmår stå emot, Sverige verkar inte vara bland de som har mest ryggrad.
rt.com – EU won’t be pushed into confrontation over Ukraine – foreign policy chief

The EU is resisting calls from hotheads to supply arms to Ukraine, saying it won’t be pulled into a confrontation with Russia. Europeans cite the progress in implementing a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine between Kiev and local rebels.
The idea of providing lethal aid to Kiev is popular among many NATO officials and American politicians. US House Speaker John Boehner and a bipartisan group of top lawmakers called on President Barack Obama to deliver the weapons. But Europeans are opposing the move, which would likely escalate tensions with Russia.

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