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Crisis in Ukraine
The Dangerous Mr. Putin

The problem with “accommodating” Russia in Ukraine is that Vladimir Putin’s goal is sowing chaos as part of a plan to hold on to power in the Kremlin.

Published on: August 15, 2014
David J. Kramer is president of Freedom House.
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  • Duperray

    Comparing US media to foreign media about same matter provides an appaling difference. Everywhere in the world media seem to be under local government control. The way to lie to population is very clever, just cut the “unappropriate fraction of the news” in a way to boost the media political line.
    This is why an ordinary citizen cannot rely upon media to make up his own opinion. We are all “formatted”.
    It is exactly what was anticipated by Orson Wells’ book “1984” into which the super computer Big Brother is controlling everybody.
    Defunct soviet union lit up many fires from 1946 to 1980 all across the world. Since 2003, US took over.

    • John

      Dimwit comment. Irrelevant and untrue. Get a grip.

  • nupuramail blog

    If a city is bombarded because they had certain political and cultural reorientation, one would have thought it is in Iraq. It is also happening in Europe, supported by europeans and some American elite. Blaming Putin is not enough.

    • caap02

      “they” had certain political and cultural reorientation???? Who is “they”….Girkin? Borodia? Bolotov? Antyefeyev? Bezler? All of them are Russians from Russia. What about the “political and cultural reorientation of Volodymyr Rybak? Or those protestant pastors murdered in Slavyansk? Of the people from the Isolatsia art centre in Dontesk?

  • Marisa Louisa

    Putin is just following the script laid out by China. While I agree that Putin is worried about losing power, I think the problem is deeper than that. It has to do with Russia totally falling apart even after Putin is gone. Russia is now in a life or death situation. If Russia falls apart, then China will move in – that is what China does. China is like a big rat that keep gnawing a hole into a sack of goodies and when the sack becomes thin, it jumps in. Just look at the so called South China sea, Tibet, East Turkestan, parts of India, Pakistan, Hong Kong, etc. The threat to Russia is quite real, and the biggest threat has more to do with China than any other country in the long term.

    • jblvcegda

      China intends to take Eastern Russia along with Siberia. Putin or his successor will take orders in Mandarin!

    • MV

      How do you know Louisa? Do you speak Russian to be able to read something besides what they fit you at CNN?

  • lloydsauvante

    Putin’s support among American conservatives is appalling. They correctly call the deficit and money printing out of control and the rampant political correctness a threat to our way of life in general and white men in particular. They make a good case that modern sexual mores are leading the descendants of the founding fathers toward extinction.

    There is a case to be made for all of them. The notion that Putin offers anything better in any of these instances if just plain wrong. He is a despot, plain and simple. He is extinguishing civil liberties just like the communists did.

    The greatest irony is that Ukraine is finally, after centuries of Russian domination, resolved to work itself free. Perhaps because it has been sheltered by an unattractive veneer of corruption and poverty, it has not been eroded by massive immigration, loss of religious faith and gender confusion. It is the kind of traditional country conservatives should love. Why don’t they?

    • Bill Catz

      As a conservative, I can say that I love Ukraine. I’ve been there many times. My wife is from there. You are on the right track but the left rail. Putin has no support among any American conservatives I know and I am one.

      • jblvcegda

        As another American Conservative, I recognize Moscow’s attempt to divide Americans! My Ukrainian wife and I see this clearly. The Katsaps will fail!

      • AndrewO

        Although there is a minority of misguided conservatives (useful idiots), who think that Putler is their friend because he opposes Obama, the majority of thinking conservatives recognize that Putler is against America, no matter who is in the White House.

      • lloydsauvante

        Bill, I include Pat Buchanan, Paul Craig Roberts and Ron Paul among those conservatives. Look at their web site. PS: my wife too. Good for you.

    • jblvcegda

      Moscow’s piss poor attempt to divide America! KILL EVERTHING RUSSIAN!

      • Oleg Ivanov

        What a gem!) That’s where the true American democracy and humanism)))

    • Oleg Ivanov

      Веков господства над Украиной?Вы матчасть подучите,Украине как республике нет и 100 лет,а как самостоятельное государство оно существует вообще всего 23 года))) Украину создали русские.Господа американцы,вы меня умиляете) Сидите на другом краю земного шара и рассказываете мне о том,что происходит в моей стране и соседней украине – опираясь на информацию из сми.А я вот знаю обо всем со слов друзей и родственников в Украине.Не понимаю – или вы по настоящему умственно отсталая нация,или у многих людей вместо мозга телевизор))

      • lloydsauvante

        If you can’t write English, why post here?

        Ukraine was the center of Slavic culture until the Mongols came in 1250. Since then it has rarely been independent, dominated in clockwise order by Turkey, Austria, Germany, Poland, Lithuania and Russia. Being dominated by these powers has not meant that it became one with them, just that it was exploited.

        You are too ignorant to have noted the fact that I live in Kyiv. A bit more research and you would find that I do not own a TV and never watch. Go back and play your baby doll roll for Putin’s biker friends. You have nothing to add here.

        • Oleg Ivanov

          Proof please) With references and facts – but not on the Ukrainian “research”, and your words nezavisemye.Inache lozh.Ukrainaya the state there are exactly 23 goda.Mne still in Kiev you live or somewhere else – I Ukrainians now I think these last merzatsami.Za ’23 you did nothing, successfully destroyed in his country inherited from the USSR, just sit back and produce revolyutsii.A now even went to war, which pull in the whole world.

        • Oleg Ivanov

          По поводу последних двух слов – куда ему до вашего порошенко)))

  • PoliticalScience101

    Obama’s takeover of Ukraine — or of the rump western portion of it that will remain as “Ukraine” after the civil war that Obama started there — will leave a frazzled United States, and a world far more hostile to U.S. Barack, and his stooges in Europe, may succeed in harming Russia, but the public in every nation will be harmed by what Obama has done in Ukraine. A few aristocrats who will be grabbing former Ukrainian assets will gain, but they and their U.S. and EU partners (such as Exxon, Chevron, and Shell) will be the only ones who will. Aristocrats are the only people that Obama really cares about. He certainly doesn’t shed crocodile tears over the hundreds of thousands of residents in southeastern Ukraine who are either being murdered or else fleeing into refugee camps inside Russia, all due to him – due to people he has appointed, decisions he has made, and actions he has taken.
    For most except author this article and Obama’s patrons, his policies regarding Ukraine are disastrous

    • John

      Ridiculous. Obama just doesn’t have that much clout, even if he wanted to.

      • LES1

        PoliticalScience101 is a 100% – paid by Putin kremlinoid.

    • jblvcegda

      Brought to you by the Nazi Russian Psychopaths that want to steal more countries and enslave more people!

    • AndrewO

      Troll much?

  • PoliticalScience101

    Russia isn’t the greatest, but they are taking bigger steps to fix their problems than we are. In fact, they’re moving toward a free-market enterprise economy and have told immigrants that they MUST conform to Russian society if they would like to live and work in Russia… Meanwhile U.S.A is becoming more and more Communist / Fascist by the day, the Unpatriotic Act, NDAA, DHS, IRS, NSA, DEA, CIA, FDA, EPA, TSA, ATF, FBI, militarized Police, etc.. Just some of the unconstitutional laws and agents of force and violance that has been unleashed on unsuspecting Americans, meantime we allow people to walk over the border illegally and then tell us how to run our country. Hey, if you prefer to let foreigners and illegals tell you how to live your life, go right on ahead with your flag-waving. Personally, I think we’ve got some things to learn from president Putin and the new Russia..

    There is no good will in Washington, only Mendacity… People of this Nation suppose to be the government… Unfortunately we have been taken over by private interest and Wall Street bankers… No accountability in government by and for their actions. It is as the bureaucrats get away with the crimes committed against the citizens of the land… The justice department is run by such criminal “Eric Holder”. Because of this do not expect any investigation or accountability of the District of Criminals..

    As for Barry, he is just a sociopathic criminal of convenience, a puppet who has been used and abused..

    • John

      Another nutty comment. Get a grip.

  • adk

    “This is why calls by some commentators for Western leaders to “explore a quiet compromise” with Putin over the crisis in Ukraine and to “understand the Russian leader’s concerns, his demands, his ideas for possibly de-escalating the situation”are pointless, even counterproductive.”

    I bothered to look up the commentators Mr.Kramer cited. They are Eugene Rumer and Andrew S. Weiss, both of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Their op-eds seem like a coordinated effort (they appeared on Aug 6 and 8, respectively) to promote a policy of accommodation with Putin. Even their language is similar, “no evidence that U.S. leaders have tried to engage Putin and his inner circle…to understand the Russian leader’s concerns, his demands, his ideas for possibly de-escalating the situation” (Rumer) and “One immediate priority should be re-establishing real channels of communication with Mr. Putin and his inner circle. We still don’t know what they want.” (Weiss) Weiss even writes, “Mr. Putin’s risky, impetuous moves have surprised many observers, me included.”

    Both Rumer and Weiss are not mere op-ed writers. Their background is in government/national security/CIA (in 2010-2014, Rumer was the National Intelligence Officer for Russia and Eurasia; Weiss as director for Russian, Ukrainian, and Eurasian Affairs on the National Security Council staff, as a member of the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff, and as a policy assistant in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy during the administrations of Presidents Bill Clinton and George H. W. Bush.) So it’s quite amazing how clueless with regard to Putin both appear.

    And then we wonder how our intelligence could have missed really big things, like Russia’s aggression against Ukraine…

    • jblvcegda

      The only concern the Slavic Hitler in Moscow has is not being able to steal the huge natural gas deposit under Ukraine’s Don Bass region!

  • Dracovert

    Putin is dangerous precisely because he has the characteristics of a clinical psychopath — totally lacking in conscience and utterly corrupt. Much like Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Saddam Hussein, and Barack Obama. I’m not sure if it is a good thing or not, but as psychopaths go, Putin is much stronger than Obama. All psychopaths ultimately fail as the Soviet Union failed and Putin and Obama will fail, as China is failing now. The problem is that psychopathic failure entails massive social and economic costs for the innocent and guilty alike.

    • jblvcegda

      Putin is an extreme Paranoid Schizophrenic Sociopath! He is his only truth and influence. For the world to be safe, he must be eliminated. The Criminal gangs he runs in Nazi Russia are psychopaths and killers like him. Putting this menace in the ground should be the West’s top priority!

      • Dracovert

        Paranoid and schizophrenic are thinking disorders. There is no evidence that Putin has a thinking disorder. Nor does Putin exhibit sociopathic characteristics. Putin is a rational psychopath with a personality disorder.

    • Anton Solomonoff

      Forgive me for my English, because I speak it badly, but I’m from Russia and I’m Russian. If chesto, it’s all very funny to read, one can see that article writing lover.

      For 1,000 years, Russia has been constantly trying to capture the Germans, French, British, Italians, and so on, the list is almost impossible, as even the Tatars and Mongols tried to seize Russia. All they lost!

      Great empires to the United States, considered Roman, French, German, Austro-Hungarian, English, Portuguese and so dale, they all believed that they were better armed, that Russia is “weak” and Russia will lose, they were wrong!

      Yes Russia lost some battle, no doubt, but Russia has never lost the war!

      All the talk about what your media is about Russia’s defeat in the First World War, the Cold War … But wait !!!

      In World War I, Russia even did not participate, but only got involved in conflicts in the end, with nothing to lose. Russian did not understand who and what they are fighting, it is a war for them nothing does not mean these facts the American media is lowered!

      The Cold War, in which “won the United States.” You excuse me, I even do not dare call it a war … Rather, it was an economic war! But the United States were wrong then, they did not win the Cold War, they won only one battle and it’s not the end! Otto von Bismarck: Russian always come back for what they have and when they do you will only pray! I think if you think about it now, you will realize that “Cold War” was never ending, it was only “bitterness.”

      Repeat for 1,000 years, Russia has not lost the war is not one! All empires, and there were not a few who tried to compete with Russia collapsed and are replaced by new ones, which are also rasspadalis and which were replaced by the United States. And I’m wondering whether the United States will be the confirmation of 100% of the results for the destruction of all Russian superpower, Russia’s standing in the way!

      We do not wish any harm someone, we do not want no one to fight, leave to us alone!

      But you do not, you continue to climb in the fraternal peoples of Russia destroying Yugoslavia, Serbia, Ukraine, Croatia, Bulgaria and so on, you are destroying the culture of those countries sponsoring for dirty dollars conflicts within these countries, inciting inter-ethnic hatred in these countries, put the pro-Western government headed by these countries and continue to expand NATO to Russia’s borders, it will not go unpunished!

      Russia has never attacked the Ukraine, Ukraine has emerged as the country only in 1914, and only to Russia had more votes in the UN, as in those years and the UN was founded! Kiev was the capital of Russia for several hundred years, we are one people, and you bomb our people!

      Western Ukrainian regions (states) never were part of Russia, they were joined with Russia (now Ukraine) from 1939 to 1945. These areas are not Ukraine, people living there are not Ukrainians! But now they are destroying native Ukrainian people, who lived on the territory of Russia (Ukraine) 1000 years, instead of 70 years, who live in this country western Ukrainian regions. Lviv, Ternopil, Ivano-Frankivsk fought during the Second World War on the side of the Nazis, they killed civilians, burned them with their children in their own homes, they are now fighting against the Eastern Ukraine, Ukraine and this is already captured Kiev! These facts do not speak in the American media. These fascists knocked Malaysian plane to blame it on Russia, and hypocritical American government in their support!

      I do not watch Russian TV channels, do not look American, I communicate with people, we speak the same language with the Ukrainians! We know the truth, and you know just what your government tells you!

      Neither the Soviet Union nor Russia has never been an empire of evil. USA empire of evil and hypocrisy!

      Yes, democracy is good, but look at democracy posed by the United States to other countries: Africa- war, civil war, Libya, Iraq, civil war, and so on, such

      07/28/14

      democracy are the United States? Leaving behind the chaos, burnt earth, poverty, hunger! After that, the United States begin vykachivat neft Lu all the natural resources of these countries! This American empire you call democracy? This tells you the truth the American media?

      And a couple of facts that you would never know from the “American sources lie (the media),” the Soviet Union was formed in 1917 and led the country’s steel “comrade” Lenin, he was half Jewish, half Ukrainian! He was replaced by “comrade” Stalin was a Georgian, at this point in more detail, as compared to Stalin and Hitler. Stalin was a Georgian, who won the Second World War, made ​​short work with disidentov arranged famine in Ukraine and all sent to Siberia! Does anyone of you has accused Georgia, in the existence of the Soviet Union and communism? Georgian people? It is very interesting to blame Russian, when the country was led by Georgian “president” and the Georgian government! So who is to blame for the famine in Ukraine in 30 years? Maybe the Georgians, and not Russian? Perhaps the American media have told you that in 30 years during the famine in the USSR Russian killed 10 times more than the Ukrainians? Do not forget the American media to clarify this fact? Well it was after Stalin? After Stalin ruled the Soviet Union Pole, then another Pole, Ukrainian and then another, and then only to Ukrainian Leonid Brezhnev, Brezhnev was the only Russian ruled the Soviet Union and then the question arises: Why blaming Russian, if the Russian people in the most affected ? Why did not anyone accuses Georgians, Ukrainians, Poles? And I’ll tell you why! Because the American media, American politicians and the American people have no idea about what is Russian, what is Russia, and that is to know the truth!

      Excuse me gentlemen, but you are the same hypocrites!

      Ps: All of the above weapons in this article by Michael Peck, is land and is not the most deadly existing armed with Russia, I would even say, it is not even close demonstrates that there is in service with the Russian Federation!

      But, I want to recognize the United States has a stunning navy is very strong! It is a pity that after being hit by a nuclear missile has nothing left him.

      Do you really think that Russia and the United States will open conflict?

      Is Your press has written to you about the “nuclear trains” that are constantly moving on the railways of Russia and find their location is not possible, but within 10 minutes, this train can stop, release missiles and wipe out all of North America in a few minutes! Trains that American engineer still can not create and believe me, they tried, but after the launch of rockets, American razvalivalis train and could not continue. Russian “nuclear train” can stay, firing and continue their journey! Is the American press wrote about the scandal in the United States and the Russian nuclear submarine that 2 weeks lying at a depth near New York’s Hudson River in full combat readiness, and which could be detected only after 2 weeks, which alone for 7 minutes can destroy all the USA without even leaving the sand!

      Inheritance of the United States to fight with Third World countries, who are not able to give an answer, Tipo Libya or Iraq or Vietnam (haha, you even managed to lose Vietnam war), and the American people to show off these successes!

      YOU ARE EXCEPTIONAL NATION! You exceptional fools who believe in any “truth” that broadcast propaganda American media! You live stereotypes and do not know nothing really about Russia. All your understanding of Russia’s vodka and bears on bicycles! And all that he wants the American government and the president of Russia, Siberia and get this bezkrainie reserves almost all kinds of resources is not the ground!

      Think! But remember, the Russian is not evil, live here, exactly the same people as in the USA! We are not ignorant people, we flew into space before you. Children studying in Russian schools program that is taught in American universities! In Russia, bears

      no more than in the USA! And according to statistics Finns, Swedes, Norwegians … Americans drink more vodka than Russian!

      So, what do you know about Russia?

      Forgive me for my English, because I speak it badly, but I’m from Russia and I’m Russian. To be honest, it’s all very funny to read, one can see that article writing lover.

      For 1,000 years, Russia has been constantly trying to capture the Germans, French, British, Italians, and so on, the list is almost impossible, as even the Tatars and Mongols tried to seize Russia. All they lost!

      Great empires to the United States, considered Roman, French, German, Austro-Hungarian, English, Portuguese and so on, they all believed that they were better armed, that Russia is “weak” and Russia will lose, they were wrong!

      Yes Russia lost some battle, no doubt, but Russia has never lost the war!

      All the talk about what your media is about Russia’s defeat in the First World War, the Cold War … But wait !!!

      In the First World War, Russia is not even uchuvstvoval, but only got involved in the conflict in the end, with nothing to lose. Russian did not understand who and what they are fighting, it is a war for them nothing does not mean these facts the American media is lowered!

      The Cold War, in which “won the United States.” You excuse me, I even do not dare call it a war … Rather, it was an economic war! But the United States were wrong then, they did not win the Cold War, they won only one battle and it’s not the end! Otto von Bismarck: Russian always come back for what they have and when they do you will only pray! I think if you think about it now, you will realize that “the Cold War” never ended, she became a “hot”.

      Repeat for 1,000 years, Russia has not lost the war is not one! All empires, and there were not a few who tried to compete with Russia collapsed and are replaced by new ones, which also broke and which were replaced by the United States. And I’m wondering whether the United States will be the confirmation of 100% of the results for the destruction of all Russian superpower, Russia’s standing in the way!

      We do not wish any harm someone, we do not want no one to fight, leave us alone!

      But you do not, you continue to climb in the fraternal peoples of Russia, destroying Yugoslavia, Serbia, Ukraine, Croatia, Bulgaria and so on, you are destroying the culture of those countries sponsoring for dirty dollars conflicts within these countries, inciting inter-ethnic hatred in these countries, putting pro-Western government headed by these countries and continue to expand NATO to Russia’s borders, it will not go unpunished!

      Russia has never attacked the Ukraine, Ukraine has emerged as the country only in 1914, and only to Russia had more votes in the UN, as in those years and the UN was founded! Kiev was the capital of Russia for several hundred years, we are one people, and you bomb our people!

      Western Ukrainian regions (states) never were part of Russia, they were annexed to Russia (now Ukraine) from 1939 to 1945. These areas are not Ukraine, people living there are not Ukrainians! But now they are destroying native Ukrainian people, who lived on the territory of Russia (Ukraine) 1000 years, instead of 70 years, who live in this country western Ukrainian regions. Lviv, Ternopil, Ivano-Frankivsk fought during the Second World War on the side of the Nazis, they killed civilians, burned them with their children in their own homes, they are now fighting against the Eastern Ukraine, Ukraine and this is already captured Kiev! These facts do not speak in the American media. These fascists knocked Malaysian plane to blame it on Russia, and hypocritical American government in their support!

      I do not watch Russian TV channels, do not look American, I communicate with people, we speak the same language with the Ukrainians! We know the truth, and you know just what your government tells you!

      Neither the Soviet Union nor Russia has never been an empire of evil. USA empire of evil and hypocrisy!

      Yes, democracy is good, but look at democracy posed by the United States to other countries: Africa- war, Libya – civil war, Iraq – Civil War, and so

      Further, the kind of democracy are the United States? Leaving behind the chaos, burnt earth, poverty, hunger! After which the United States are beginning to deflate oil and all the natural resources of these countries! This American empire you call democracy? This tells you the truth the American media?

      And a couple of facts that you would never know from the “American sources lie (the media),” the Soviet Union was formed in 1917 and led the country’s steel “comrade” Lenin, he was half Jewish, half Ukrainian! He was replaced by “comrade” Stalin was a Georgian, at this point in more detail, as compared to Stalin and Hitler. Stalin was a Georgian, who won the second world war, brutally cracked down on dissidents, arranged famine in Ukraine and all sent to Siberia! Does anyone of you has accused Georgia, in the existence of the Soviet Union and communism? Georgian people? It is very interesting to blame Russian, when the country was led by Georgian “president” and the Georgian government! So who is to blame for the famine in Ukraine in 30 years? Maybe the Georgians, and not Russian? Perhaps the American media have told you that in 30 years during the famine in the USSR Russian killed 10 times more than the Ukrainians? Do not forget the American media to clarify this fact? What happened after Stalin? After Stalin ruled the Soviet Union Pole, then another Pole, Ukrainian and then another, and then only to Ukrainian Leonid Brezhnev, Brezhnev was the only Russian ruled the Soviet Union and then the question arises: Why blaming Russian, if the Russian people in the most affected ? Why did not anyone accuses Georgians, Ukrainians, Poles? And I’ll tell you why! Because the American media, American politicians and the American people have no idea about what is Russian, what is Russia, and that is to know the truth!

      Excuse me gentlemen, but you are the same hypocrites!

      Ps: All of the above weapons in this article by Michael Peck, is land and is not the most deadly existing armed with Russia, I would even say, it is not even close demonstrates that there is in service with the Russian Federation!

      But, I want to recognize the United States has a stunning navy is very strong! It is a pity that after being hit by a nuclear missile has nothing left him.

      Do you really think that Russia and the United States will open conflict?

      Is Your press has written to you about the “nuclear trains” that are constantly moving on the railways of Russia and find their location is not possible, but within 10 minutes, this train can stop, release missiles and wipe out all of North America in a few minutes! Trains that American engineer still can not create and believe me, they tried, but after the launch of rockets, American trains were falling apart and could not continue. Russian “nuclear train” can stay, firing and continue their journey! Is the American press wrote about the scandal in the United States and the Russian nuclear submarine that 2 weeks lying at a depth near New York’s Hudson River in full combat readiness, and which could be detected only after 2 weeks, which alone for 7 minutes can destroy all the USA without even leaving the sand!

      Inheritance of the United States to fight with Third World countries, who are not able to answer, such as Libya or Iraq or Vietnam (ha ha, you even managed to lose Vietnam war), and the American people to show off these successes!

      YOU ARE EXCEPTIONAL NATION! You exceptional fools who believe in any “truth” that broadcast propaganda American media! You live stereotypes and do not know nothing really about Russia. All your understanding of Russia’s vodka and bears on bicycles! And all that he wants the American government and the president of Russia, Siberia and get this bezkrainie reserves almost all kinds of resources is not the ground!

      Think! But remember, the Russian is not evil, live here, exactly the same people as in the USA! We are not ignorant people, we flew into space before you. Children studying in Russian schools program that is taught in American universities!

      In Russia, bears no more than in the USA! And according to statistics Finns, Swedes, Norwegians … Americans drink more vodka than Russian!

      So, what do you know about Russia?

      • Dracovert

        I can well understand what you are saying, but you are trying to defend the world’s worst mental disorder, psychopathy. Marxists go from failure to failure, and militant Islamists go from failure to failure. West European states were once psychopathic, but are no longer afflicted and cooperate to everyone’s benefit. Putin is a psychopath and will lead Russia to yet another failure. You support Putin and you will create more death and destruction. Wake up!

    • Gennady Yunkin

      Solid hysterical. They Putin probably already in a dream dream

  • Jerome Israel

    I don’t agree with this conclusion and plan to publish my own rebuttal in a major paper soon. The problem with Russia is most politicians and academics continue to put on their Cold-War glasses whenever problems arise there. We can’t break out of that mentality. We have put Russia in a corner. Spreading NATO into foreign iron curtain countries was a big mistake. How did we expect Russia to react? And does anyone believe that Americans would spill blood for Romania or the Baltic Republics? We need a new governing framework for those countries, one that includes Russia as a partner. Short of that, Russia will continue down a path to thwart us.

    • John

      Or alternatively we broke out of the Cold War mentality a bit too easily, and trusted Putin to see that civilised behaviour was in Russia’s interests. Mistake. Treating Putin as a partner just gives him space to wreck everything.

  • PoliticalScience101

    It’s funny how the timeline of events regarding this massive cock up in Ukraine have all but been forgotten. The democratically elected President of Ukraine refused to sign an EU ‘deal’. This ‘deal’ would have put Ukraine into the back pockets of the IMF and the ECB. The democratically elected president refused to sign the deal citing what happened to Cyprus, Greece, Portugal, Spain, etc as more than ample evidence of why not to do so. A Washington-EU NATO fascist coup takes place. The democratically elected president is ousted from power and is replaced by a rag tag collection of Nazis, Fascists and pro-western multi-billionaire oligarchs. The people in Crimea and parts of east and south Ukraine, having witnessed this illegitimate Western backed fascist coup taking place in their own capital, unsurprisingly say ‘no thanks’, hold peaceful referendums, which overwhelmingly reject the new western backed junta in Kiev. The Ukrainian Army start bombing the hell out of east and southern Ukraine. They murder almost a thousand men, women and children in less than two months and continue to do so. No mass hysteria, no outrage, condemnation from either Washington, London or the gutter right-wing, neo liberal mainstream corporate media. Plane gets shot down. 298 people die. All hell breaks loose. Now Putin is the devil, Obama is the saint, Russians are evil, Americans are angels, Russian media liar, American MSM truth teller, Russia bad for the world , America the only good for the world..

    • John

      The heart of this comment is: “A Washington-EU NATO fascist coup takes place”. Rubbish.

      • no2www3

        The heart of this comment is: “A Washington-EU NATO fascist coup takes place”. So we {Russia ] need to correct this by sending terrorist to Ukraine and killing innocent people

        • jblvcegda

          If you are Nazi Russian, get ready to Die! The World is sick of your Criminal Empire!

          • MV

            not very useful idiot

          • The main purpose of establishment of democracy (e.g. soft revolution) in Ukraine by US (which confessed to spend 5 billon dollars on it) is the Transatlantic Treaty! European leaders were very sceptic about it , so US neede a scarecrow to convnce people to sign it and save the US economy from collapse!

      • LES1

        In Moscow calculated that in reality the Crimea to Russia voted 15%

        Region by joining Russia actually did not vote – this sensational statement recently appeared on the website of the Council under the President of Russia on the development of civil society and human rights

        This is stated in the story TSN.Tyzhden , reports Espreso.TV .

        Uncomfortable news from the Russian presidential website quickly removed. But human rights activist Svetlana Gannushkina, one of those who investigated the Crimean mood was frank with Ukrainian journalists.
        In an interview with “Channel 24” directly said that Russia scandalized itself with the Crimean War.

        According to a member of the Russian Presidential Council for the March referendum on the status of the Autonomous Republic came up to 30% of the population. Only half of those who showed up to a referendum – voted for annexation to Russia. Consequently, the share of Ukrainian pro-Russian Crimea determined minority: about 15%.

        At about the same turnout and voting data published by Majlis. This in fact shows that the annexation of the Crimea has nothing to do with the will of the majority of Crimeans.
        http://espreso.tv/news/2014/05/05/v_moskvi_pidrakhuvaly_scho_naspravdi_za_pryyednannya_krymu_do_rosiyi_proholosuvaly_15

        http://tsn.ua/politika/pid-chas-psevdoreferendumu-v-krimu-naspravdi-lishe-15-gromadyan-hotili-priyednatisya-do-rosiyi-348108.html

        • MV

          one more idiot

      • The main purpose of establishment of democracy (e.g. soft revolution) in Ukraine by US (which confessed to spend 5 billon dollars on it) is the Transatlantic Treaty! European leaders were very sceptic about it , so US neede a scarecrow to convnce people to sign it and save the US economy from collapse!

    • caap02

      The democratically elected President of Ukraine who refused to sign an EU “deal” was elected on a platform promising that he would sign that very deal, and he spent three years promising to sign that deal. Things may be bad in Greece, Cyprus, Portugal, Spain, but they are incomparably worse in Russia and Belorus, and that is where Yanukovich was taking Ukraine.

      I really cannot decide whether you are Kremlin troll, or someone who does not have a lot of experience outside your own country and is blinded by the (minor) faults that exist in the west.

      • Gospodin B

        In the interest of more accurately assessing the political shift in Ukraine, one must understand the motives behind the uprising that occurred in the prior regime there. I wager to say that most if not all the commentators on this article have never experienced the everyday political and economic affairs the average every day Ukrainian must life under. To witness that corruption, political patronage and cronyism firsthand and then listen to how the EU and US are being blamed for orchestrating a covert changeover (coup) in the government there frankly sickens me. It can be legitimately proven with established facts that Yanukovich was “in bed” with the henchman and his established corrupt power-based system in Russia today, The population had every right to depose such an alliance that would forever place Ukraine in an indebted sub-servant position with Russia. Intellectuals knew this and they also took into account historically repeated oppressive actions against the indigenous Ukrainian people by Imperial Russian as well as today’s totalitarian leadership in the Kremlin. Only until one can witness and experience the facts on the ground can you begin to ascertain a true picture of what has occurred in the past year. Attempting to paint a picture by play up the conspiracy game with the EU and US as the scapegoats is such an easy self-serving contrived explanation. It is fair to say we know who is using and propagating this demonization and false accusations. Ukraine had only two paths that they could take in order to initiate change in the political landscape for bettering the lives of their people. Change could only come about by appealing for economic and political assistance, guidance and an alliance in order to create a stable, law biding civil environment for their people. The choices; the corrupt dark abyss of their neighbors to the northeast or the West. The discontent with the presiding administration in the white house should not taking out their frustration and anger by vilifying the US or the EU for igniting change in Ukraine as a devicive world power plot. This was an act of people wanting change and a better life and no one else other than them.

      • jblvcegda

        Moskal Troll!

      • Дмитрий Скогорев

        I am from Russia. Sorry for my english. I hate when Americans tell how poor people live in Russia. How did you know? Do you know about Russia only from the press. And your media is always talking about Russia just bad. In the 90s though it was very hard. Was widespread theft, closed factories or sold for a pittance. And that people blame the Liberals, who were then in power. Putin brought order and people believe him.

        Do not need to tell us how bad life in Russia. I myself am going to tell you how things really. Starving is not in principle. Families with average incomes several times a year fly on holiday in Europe or in the southern countries. Normally have at least one car per family. Basically, foreign production. Household appliances, iPhones and various gadgets are not less than you.

        At the expense of freedom. You always say that the Russian dictatorship. I did not notice to be honest. You remember Yukos. But I will say that it was necessary to put the oligarchs all the thieves, not one. They have earned billions of plundering the state (the people’s) property. Remember Pusey Riot. Take them yourself. Suppose you have a dance in the church wearing masks and singing profane songs.

      • US spent 5 billions of dollars to arrange the riots. What if Russia would finance “Occupy Wallstreet” and they would capture the white house. Would you also say that they people seeking for democracy.

        US ‘Democracy Promotion’ squanders billions of dollars on democracy…
        At that time, Ron Paul told the committee, “We do not know exactly how many millions—or tens of millions—of dollars the United States government spent on … In that speech, Nuland confessed that ever since 1991, the US government has, “[I]nvested more than 5 billion dollars to help Ukraine … in…
        …Admits Washington Has Spent $5 Billion to “Subvert Ukraine”…
        08:47
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        American Conquest by Subversion: Victoria Nuland’s Admits Washington Has Spent $5 Billion to “Subvert Ukraine” “After three visits to Ukrain…
        09 февраля 2014·20 тыс.
        US spent $5 billion to destabilize Ukraine
        hangthebankers.com›us-spent-5-billion-to…ukraine/
        Anyone with half a brain can see that the $5 Billion dollars reportedly spent by the US and confirmed by the neoconservative Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, went to fund the Non-Government Organisations (NGO) in an attempt to stir up as much trouble as possible.
        News from Latin America and Mercosur — MercoPress
        en.mercopress.com
        US reject the ICJ as an ‘appropriate venue’ for addressing Argentina’s debt issues. … has no pending obligations, as it deposited 539 million dollars in bond p… … The central bank’s nine-member monetary policy committee decided also to maintain the level of cash stimulus in the economy at £375 billion, it…
        Ukraine: Follow the Money | What Did We Get for Our $5 Billion?
        informationclearinghouse.info›article38000.htm
        The number is being tossed around that the United States has spent somewhere in the region of $5 billion dollars in the Ukraine since 1992óexact amounts and exact dates are vague but the USG hasnít … We didnít spend $5 billion in aid to Afghanistan sum total in our first five years of war there.
        EXCLUSIVE: Russia can’t be ‘firefighter and arsonist’ in Ukraine, says…
        amanpour.blogs.cnn.com›…exclusive-russia…ukraine…
        “Victoria Nuland said about five billion U.S. dollars [was] spent to promote democracy in Ukraine, which is … “But we certainly didn’t spend any money supporting the Maidan. That was a spontaneous movement, which is a far cry from what we are concerned Russia is up to now in eastern Ukraine.”
        21 апреля 2014
        …Nuland says Washington has spent $5 billion trying to subvert Ukraine…
        sott.net›article…US…State…spent-5-billion…Ukraine
        We have invested more than 5 billion dollars to help Ukraine to achieve these and other goals.” Nuland said the United States will continue to “promote Ukraine to the future it deserves.” International Business Conference, sponsored by Chevron.

      • so by signing the both Eurointegration treaty and Euroasian treaty with Russia the Ukraine could become a transit zone for cheap european products, which would kill Russian economy. Europeans like to take and do not like to give. So Yanukovich decided to choose old friend and chep gas and oil. This is it. to be in both treaties would mean a swindling for both sides.

        The main purpose of establishment of democracy (e.g. soft revolution) in Ukraine by US (which confessed to spend 5 billon dollars on it) is the Transatlantic Treaty! European leaders were very sceptic about it , so US neede a scarecrow to convnce people to sign it and save the US economy from collapse!

      • Things are bad in Russia???? Russia has become recently the World’s economy number 6!!!

    • bilbo

      Let us not forget also, since you’re venturing down memory lane, that the “democratically elected president” ran away of his own will.
      The only reason there was a new government was because he ran away, taking with him by the way, millions of dollars

      • jblvcegda

        Try Billions of Dollars. Yanuck will be brought back and publicly executed!

    • jblvcegda

      Yanuck rigged all his elections, even the first one that caused the Orange Revolution. Finally the Ukraine people rose up and forced this Thief and Killer to flee back to his lover, Putin.

    • bilbo

      “replaced by a rag tag collection of Nazis, Fascists and pro-western multi-billionaire oligarchs.”

      Ok, perhaps you don’t know, or have not experienced a “free” society, but in a free society you have to take the bad with the good. In a pluralistic society, you will have a “rag-tag” group of fascists and yes, sadly even a few neo-Nazis.
      We have some of the idiots here too, but that doesn’t mean the U.S. is fascist any more than it means Ukraine is.
      The TRUTH is that the so-called fascists and “right-sector” you want to keep spouting off about only raised about 1.8% of the vote in the elections.

      And, wow, are you in denial or what, about the “pro-western multi-billionaire oligarchs”???
      As opposed to what, the pro-Russian multi-billionaire oligarchs?

      Maidan was and is about breaking those bonds to oligarchs and frankly, just because a person has a lot of money does not necessarily mean that person is an oligarch.

      “The people in Crimea and parts of east and south Ukraine, having witnessed this illegitimate Western backed fascist coup taking place in their own capital, unsurprisingly say ‘no thanks’, hold peaceful referendums, which overwhelmingly reject the new western backed junta in Kiev”
      Ok, once again, it was NOT A COUP.
      Furthermore, let us not forget the TRUE PEOPLE OF CRIMEA AND EASTERN UKRAINE ARE THE TARTARS.
      And let us also not forget the only reason “pro-Russian” people outnumber them is because Stalin forcibly evicted the Tarters and imported a crap load of Russians in their place.
      Their “motherland is RUSSIA, not the Donbas and not the Crimea.

      As for the injuries and deaths of civilians, Ukraine not only has the right, but the duty and obligation to protect it’s country.
      THE ONLY this is all taking place is because PUTIN has lied to them, fomented hate and distrust with propaganda, imported fighters and imported weapons.
      AND THE ONLY REASON it continues today is because PUTIN continues to do so.

      • LES1

        Crimea: Putin vs. Reality

        Timothy SnyderThis is the third installment in Timothy Snyder’s series on Russian ideology and the Ukrainian revolution. Earlier articles examined the Kremlin’s Eurasian ideology and its propaganda about the Kiev uprising.

        In view of its patent absurdity, why is this propaganda so important to Putin’s regime? Most obviously, propaganda serves the technical purpose of preparing the way for war. An excellent propaganda apparatus, such as the Russian one, can find ways to repeat its message over and over again in slightly different ways and formats. Plenty of people in the West now spread Russian propaganda, sometimes for money, sometimes from ignorance, and sometimes for reasons best known to themselves. Those who repeat the Russian propaganda conceits do not need to convince everyone, only to set the terms of debate. If people in free societies have their discussions framed for them by rulers of unfree societies, then they will not notice the history unfolding around them (a revolution just happened in Europe!) or sense the urgency of formulating policy in a desperate situation (a European country has just invaded another!). Propaganda can serve this technical purpose no matter how absurd it is.

        Take the idea of Jewish Nazis, which must be taken on if the current Kremlin propaganda about the revolution in Kiev is to have any logical basis. The claim is that Nazis made a coup; the observable reality is that some of the people now in power are Jews. And then we evince our skepticism that Jews are Nazis or that a Nazi coup would put Jews at the top of the Ukrainian state apparatus.

        But in the ideology of the Soviet Union and its communist allies, the identification of Jews with Nazis was convenient for those who were in power, and so Jewish Nazis became a propaganda reality. In the years before Stalin’s death Israel became part of an international plot that was directed by fascists in the capitalist West. After the Six-Day War the Soviets presented Israeli soldiers and citizens as imitators of the Wehrmacht and the SS. This propaganda was followed by the expulsion of Jews from communist Poland. The fact that Jews left Poland for Israel and the US was presented as evidence that they were fascists all along. The regimes found it politically useful for their own future to target Jews, and therefore Jews, so to speak, were made to become Nazis.

        Indeed, in his March 4 press conference, Putin claimed that the Ukrainian state no longer exists as such, and therefore is not protected by treaties or law. This is quite a radical position, recalling the conclusions that Nazi lawyers drew about Poland after the German invasion of that country in 1939. The position of statelessness would seem to authorize any military action whatsoever without legal restrictions, since Ukraine is in this view a lawless zone.

        We might not see the new reality that the Russian propaganda is preparing the ground for, but it seems likely that Putin, at least at times, is already inhabiting it. German Chancellor Angela Merkel—an East German and a Russian speaker who knows a thing or two about communism—has remarked that Putin was living “in another world.” But what if the propaganda, as effective as it has been in dulling the sensibilities of Westerners, fails to bring that world into being?

        http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2014/mar/07/crimea-putin-vs-reality/?insrc=wbll#comments
        PS these are only a few paragraphs from the article.

      • Yaro M

        I’ll try to dispute in your manner…

        “Ok, perhaps you don’t know, or have not experienced a “free” society,
        but in a free society you have to take the bad with the good. In a
        pluralistic society, you will have a “rag-tag” group of fascists and
        yes, sadly even a few neo-Nazis.”

        Try to crowd in front of White House burning tires and setting policemen on fire with molotov cocktails you’ll see how true American freedom works – one half of that crowd will be killed by police instantly the rest of them get locked up in jail til the rest of their life.

        “And, wow, are you in denial or what, about the “pro-western multi-billionaire oligarchs”???
        As opposed to what, the pro-Russian multi-billionaire oligarchs?”

        it’s nothing to dispute here, the President of Ukraine and Dnepropetrovsk region Governor are the richest Ukrainian folks.

        “Maidan
        was and is about breaking those bonds to oligarchs and frankly, just
        because a person has a lot of money does not necessarily mean that
        person is an oligarch.”

        really? These oligarchs financed Maidan and now financing Maidan crowd (aka Nation Guards?) so they could keep killing Ukrainians in the East.

        “The people in Crimea and parts of east and
        south Ukraine, having witnessed this illegitimate Western backed
        fascist coup taking place in their own capital, unsurprisingly say ‘no
        thanks’, hold peaceful referendums, which overwhelmingly reject the new
        western backed junta in Kiev”
        Ok, once again, it was NOT A COUP.
        Furthermore, let us not forget the TRUE PEOPLE OF CRIMEA AND EASTERN UKRAINE ARE THE TARTARS”

        interesting statement. Lets turn it this way – the Western Indians are true people of the United States of America. What are you gonna do with this?

        “And
        let us also not forget the only reason “pro-Russian” people outnumber
        them is because Stalin forcibly evicted the Tarters and imported a crap
        load of Russians in their place.
        Their “motherland is RUSSIA, not the Donbas and not the Crimea.”

        interesting. You must have forgotten a hundred years of Russian presence at the peninsula. How they turned up to be a majority? Read my post above about Western Indians being the only true USA people.

        “As
        for the injuries and deaths of civilians, Ukraine not only has the
        right, but the duty and obligation to protect it’s country.
        THE ONLY
        reason this is all taking place is because PUTIN has lied to them,
        fomented hate and distrust with propaganda, imported fighters and
        imported weapons.
        AND THE ONLY REASON it continues today is because PUTIN continues to do so.”

        Protect from whom, from Ukrainians living in the East? Putin didn’t lie to them he clearly stated Ukraine would get in trouble sighing the treaty with EU and now Ukraine lost Russia as ultimately cheap natural gas supplier. In opposite EU and the USA promised the financial help to Ukraine. So… where is it I wonder?
        Putin continues to do what, protecting the Russian interest? That what EVERY single president should do

      • US ‘Democracy Promotion’ squanders billions of dollars on democracy…
        voiceofrussia.com›2014_03_25/US…billions…dollars…
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        At that time, Ron Paul told the committee, “We do not know exactly how many millions—or tens of millions—of dollars the United States government spent on … In that speech, Nuland confessed that ever since 1991, the US government has, “[I]nvested more than 5 billion dollars to help Ukraine … in…
        …Admits Washington Has Spent $5 Billion to “Subvert Ukraine”…
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        American Conquest by Subversion: Victoria Nuland’s Admits Washington Has Spent $5 Billion to “Subvert Ukraine” “After three visits to Ukrain…
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        US spent $5 billion to destabilize Ukraine
        hangthebankers.com›us-spent-5-billion-to…ukraine/
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        Anyone with half a brain can see that the $5 Billion dollars reportedly spent by the US and confirmed by the neoconservative Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, went to fund the Non-Government Organisations (NGO) in an attempt to stir up as much trouble as possible.
        News from Latin America and Mercosur — MercoPress
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        US reject the ICJ as an ‘appropriate venue’ for addressing Argentina’s debt issues. … has no pending obligations, as it deposited 539 million dollars in bond p… … The central bank’s nine-member monetary policy committee decided also to maintain the level of cash stimulus in the economy at £375 billion, it…
        Ukraine: Follow the Money | What Did We Get for Our $5 Billion?
        informationclearinghouse.info›article38000.htm
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        The number is being tossed around that the United States has spent somewhere in the region of $5 billion dollars in the Ukraine since 1992óexact amounts and exact dates are vague but the USG hasnít … We didnít spend $5 billion in aid to Afghanistan sum total in our first five years of war there.
        EXCLUSIVE: Russia can’t be ‘firefighter and arsonist’ in Ukraine, says…
        amanpour.blogs.cnn.com›…exclusive-russia…ukraine…
        Сохранённая копияПоказать ещё с сайтаПеревод
        “Victoria Nuland said about five billion U.S. dollars [was] spent to promote democracy in Ukraine, which is … “But we certainly didn’t spend any money supporting the Maidan. That was a spontaneous movement, which is a far cry from what we are concerned Russia is up to now in eastern Ukraine.”
        21 апреля 2014
        …Nuland says Washington has spent $5 billion trying to subvert Ukraine…
        sott.net›article…US…State…spent-5-billion…Ukraine
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        We have invested more than 5 billion dollars to help Ukraine to achieve these and other goals.” Nuland said the United States will continue to “promote Ukraine to the future it deserves.” International Business Conference, sponsored by Chevron.

        • bilbo

          ok, so, you REALLY need to put a water hose up to your ear and wash all the propaganda crap out of your brain.
          I know exactly to what you refer and NOWHERE is anything said about subverting Ukraine. NOWHERE.

          Secondly, let’s put this in a little bit of perspective. US$5 Billion since 1991, 23 years.
          That equates to a little over US$208 million a year.
          That is a drop in the bucket compared to other aid expenses both for the US and I bet also for Russia although the Russian government is certainly so much less open we would never really know.

          The term “subvert” is editorially applied from a point of perspective for political spin, but the question from a reviewer standpoint would be “subvert from what?” From Russian domineering influence?

          The only political spin to which this applies is the old, and outdated adage “if you’re not with me, then you are against me.”
          The expressed Russian political propaganda seems to conclude that America Aid to Ukraine is specifically target to subvert Ukraine away from primary Russian influence.

          But here is the hard cold reality that Russian Government needs to face.
          UKRAINE IS A FREE AND INDIPENDENT COUNTRY and while there is no denying Ukraine is important to Russia, Ukraine’s decisions remain Ukraine’s, not Russia’s.

          Certainly, Russia is empowered to use what ever non-military influence it sees fit to use to sway Ukraine’s decision making process.
          But if those efforts fail, and they did, and Ukraine still wants to move in additional directions, it is NOT Russia’s right to use military force or to use lies and propaganda to exploit local majorities of what is otherwise a national minority to foment distrust and anger to get what it wants.
          And, it is completely illegal in the international community to go even further to covertly arm those people and to import actual Russian’s to get the job done.

          I find it disturbing, quite frankly that nearly every single accusing word from the Russian Government and it’s propaganda machine are accusing America and “the west” of doing EXACTLY WHAT IN REALITY RUSSIA ITSELF IS DOING.

          So really, hose out that brain of yours and take a long vacation away from the propaganda.
          If you’re getting paid to post such rubbish, get another job and give yourself time to think logically.

          • no it is you who needs to put the pressed air hose into yoir ears and blow out all crap-propaganda, startiung from the detergent in glass tube in hand o Colin Powell, ending with all the action of US to save the dying petro-dollar. LOL!
            You are paid troll who is trying to convince the others that US is empire of good elves. all you need is to make a scare crow out of Russia and assign more money on weapons, you vulture of war!

          • take a water hose yourself and wash your ears from propaganda of the detergent in glass tube in hand of Colin Powell, all the economical data (which conseal the fact that 60% OF FERGUSSON POPULATION ARE ON WELFARE). Also get rid of shit about Boston Bobming, (Nick Vogt is actually JEff BAuman, you naive!, and Bush family is big friend of Bin Laden familiy who originates not from poor Iraq but from Saudi Arabia, why don’t you attack S. Arabia then????????? the towers bombing is the attack against own people, LOL!).

          • he openly says and admits the support of “opposition”, what if Russsia supportaed “Ocupy Wall street” and give them weapons and money, ha? Maybe we need to save MExico from lack of democracy and put there some missile bases? Hands off Ukraine! You made a coup d’etat there, didnt want to wait 6 month for a new elections, and made civil wa in Ukraine, blood of those people is on you.

          • bilbo

            Hands off Ukraine?!?!?!

            Do you even think about what you are writing?

            Look in the mirror, tell Mr. Putin the same thing.

            Hands off Ukraine!!!!

            Oy vey.

          • Russia does not support the separatists, if you have avidence then bting it to me. here’s avvideo of the destroyed nazi scam ukrainian troops. soo therewll be no nazis left in Novorossia! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhFEwfF9wz0

          • The main perpose of establishment of democracy (e.g. soft revolution) in Ukraine by US (which confessed to spend 5 billon dollars on it) is the Transatlantic Treaty! European leader were very sceptic about it , so US neede a scarecrow to convnce people to sign it and save the US economy from collapse!

            these Psakis , like mr Kramer are just spreading cheap propaganda trying to demonize Russia. There is no logic in these words. There was Maidan in year 2004, they had many riots within 10 years and now they have new Maidan, so what’s the problem? did Putin also arrange the MAidan in Ukraine in 2004??? Or maybe it is corruptet ukraininans are to blame and US which confessed to spend 5 billon dollars on establishment of democracy (e.g. soft revolution) in Ukraine ??????

            The main perpose of establishment of democracy (e.g. soft revolution) in Ukraine by US (which confessed to spend 5 billon dollars on it) is the Transatlantic Treaty! European leader were very sceptic about it , so US neede a scarecrow to convnce people to sign it and save the US economy from collapse!see moresee more0

      • the TRUE PEOPLE OF CRIMEA are ancient greeks which lived there 2 thousand years ago! LOL!
        So maybe we should give Crimea to Greece???
        the reals ingabitors of America are indians, so get the f… out of the North American continent and go back to Ireland (Italy, Spain, Holland, etc.)

    • AndrewO

      Your “chronology of events” ignores the fact that Putler’s plans for Crimea and the Donbas well predate not only the Maidan, but even the Yanukovych presidency. Those who have been paying attention have been speaking about his political, economic and informational war against Ukraine for some time now.

      Here is an article that could have been written yesterday, but it was written in 2008!!!

      http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/oct/12/europes-next-war/#.U8lyE_kFCqw.facebook

    • MV

      Very good points. We have so many uneducated idiots around in this country with no knowledge of history, foreign languishes, general culture. Let just bomb – the only solution on all wold problems they have in their pure brains

  • Jane Rand

    A rare case of a Westerner with clear understanding of what is Putin and his regime

  • yollyoh

    Nationalists in the west of Ukraine were among the most enthusiastic supporters heavily engaged in Nazi collaboration during WWII. Today, from this same geographical area of Ukraine, springs the Ukrainian neo-nazi Azov brigade proudly carrying their Wolfsangel (Wolf’s Hook) symbol on their banner. Members of the battalion are openly white supremacists and anti-Semites. The interior ministry and private donors provide weapons, their HQ is a seaside dacha compound that once belonged to the ousted president of Ukraine, Vladimir Yanukovych.

    Another extremist combatant brigade headed by amateur boxer, Mr Biletsk, of the Ukrainian group called the Social National Assembly is on a historic mission to lead the White Races of the world in a final crusade against the Semite-led Untermenschen – (subhumans).”

    Against this backdrop of Poroshenkp’s heinous government, President Putin has my 100% support.

    If any president or chancellor of any country thinks they can spit on the graves of the brave men and women that gave their lives to rid this world of Nazism and support the neo-nazi’s and Social National Assembly extremists in Ukraine, they should prepare themselves for a rendezvous in hell with Hitler and co.

    • bilbo

      right or wrong, the Ukrainian’s have EVERY RIGHT to determine their own destiny, their own laws and their own leaders.
      Concocting some contrived connection between the mess of WWII and current times is the same methods Russia used in the late 40’s and 50’s to explain why a free and independent Ukraine was evil.
      It was a lie then and it is a lie now.

      THE FACT IS that fascism is FAR MORE RAMPANT in Russia today than it ever was in Ukraine.
      Did you not see the pictures of Putin (neo-Hitler) associating with and supporting the fascist “Night-wolves”?

      out of Putin and the Kremlin and it’s puppet press corp. of late is either a blatant lie or obfuscation.

      How hypocritical it all is too.
      Did it escape you that the same “federalization” he insists would be perfect for Ukraine he forbids and pouts down in Russia (Siberia)?

      • wimroffel

        Are you aware that before the February coup according to opinion polls a small majority of the Ukrainian population was opposed to the Maidan. The US sponsored Maidan coup was a direct violation of Ukraine’s right of self determination.

        • bilbo

          ok, first of all, it was NOT A COUP.
          The rat ran for cover of his own free will and took with him huge sums of corrupt cash.

          Secondly, the U.S. has absolutely ZERO to do with Maidan or the hasty exit of the crook.

          Lest you forget, the crook was elected on a platform of unity with Europe and movement toward Europe and it was not until he broke that promise that the Maidan protests started.

      • yollyoh

        Do yourself a favor and research my FACTS! Look here: NYT, Guardian, Telegraph, The Local, and Bloomberg. Every word out of the western press is disinformation -found those WMD yet?

      • night wolves are just bikers, a subcultere, LOL!

      • Who in Siberia requires federalisation??? or is it a new attempt to make a revolution also in Siberia, like it was arranged in Georgia, in Libia, in Egypt, unsuccessful attempt in Syria and finally Ukraine? there was a demonstration on 17th of August in Novosibirsk about federalisation, only 7 people came (population of Novosibirsk is 1,5 mln, people). So 7 freaks! What if the demonstation “Occupy Wallstreet” would capture white house, would you follow them? Also I must confess, that what the police made in NY with “Occupy Wallstreet” and what they are doing now in Fergusson is beyond any human rights!!!

        The main purpose of establishment of democracy (e.g. soft revolution) in Ukraine by US (which confessed to spend 5 billon dollars on it) is the Transatlantic Treaty! European leaders were very sceptic about it , so US neede a scarecrow to convnce people to sign it and save the US economy from collapse!

    • jblvcegda

      This is what the Nazi Criminals in Moscow feed their stupid Katsaps daily in controlled TV!

      • yollyoh

        Go look it up, all you know it all morons, look it up…NYT, Guardian, Telegraph, Bloomberg, The Local. It’s an inconvenient truth is the way NYT described it.

      • The main purpose of establishment of democracy (e.g. soft revolution) in Ukraine by US (which confessed to spend 5 billon dollars on it) is the Transatlantic Treaty! European leaders were very sceptic about it , so US neede a scarecrow to convnce people to sign it and save the US economy from collapse!

  • bilbo

    I am generally a pacifist.
    I do not support many of the military actions my country (U.S.A.) have either participated in or initiated.
    While I do admit my country is not perfect, neither is any other country for that matter.
    HOWEVER, being imperfect should not necessarily stop a person or a country from espousing higher goals and aspirations.

    Likewise, it is COMPLETELY disingenuous and specious to defend clearly bad acts based on the existence of prior bad acts of others who may now preach a higher path.

    So, with all that said, even being a pacifist, I truly think Putin must be stopped hard and cold at Ukraine.
    If that means direct military assistance then so be it.
    He has completely demonstrated he is a psychopathic megalomaniac and this world has had quite enough of those.
    If stronger sanctions will not dissuade him, then bring in the bullets.
    In my opinion, fighting in Ukraine, for Ukrainian independence and the defense of international sovereignty is FAR more justified than some of the fighting in other places.

    • Tony Lubarsky

      You are a pacifist? You are hopelessly ignorant is more likely.
      US and NATO countries are the invaders all over the world. Can’t you see them all over the world for centuries? No one is invading them. Putin caught them red handed destabilizing countries and now, Ukraine.
      Aren’t you living in denial?
      With a war, you will be defending nothing, you will be attacking with unpredictable results.

      • bilbo

        you are, of course incorrect.
        Attacking invaders of a country is by definition DEFENDING that country.
        You did not read that I advocate invading anybody, only Putin has done that in Ukraine.

        As I also mentioned, we do not have a perfect record, and as I mentioned, I am not a big fan of those events.
        I am not a stereotypical flag waver.

        Who has Putin “caught”?
        Just saying the preliminary events in Ukraine were somehow instigated by or orchestrated by “western” nations is specious unless you back it up by facts.

        However, if any country sees fit to change its course, even if by seeing the results of others, it is THEIR CHOICE and beyond the scope of other countries to forcibly prevent or change.

        • Tony Lubarsky

          Bilbo, you need the facts, not I.
          NATO was organized by UK against Russia since WWII and UK’s negative attitude before that. A natural stand for monarchic against social system.
          Facts are there but they will not come digested for you. You have to do some figuring yourself before it will start making sense. The nastiness of an attitude is hidden and only the acceptable is offered the public.
          Don’t believe it simply because it is convenient.
          Now, -the West has been working on Ukraine for years. Senators Biden, Lugar, et al. managed to get the nukes out of Ukraine when Ukraine was still strong with Russia. NATO needs the Black Sea to exert its influence on all countries south of Russia and on Russia itself. For decades, US has been surrounding Russia with military bases plus committing “accidental” incursions into Russian territory. Just about a couple of weeks ago Russia had to usher a US sub out of Russian waters. Spying to us and UK is a way of life. A trillion dollar project strictly for spying equipment is on the US table considered as a must according to recent US news. Did you miss it?
          Invasion in the most common sense, is to take large military troops with powerful weapons and take over a country with maximum power. Only Ukraine has done that over their own citizens. Maybe southeastern Ukraine is getting some support from Russians, Chechen and maybe others, but the Russian regular troops remain within their borders. It is compelling for Russia to help those who were or are ethnic Russian. anywhere. Much more compelling than for the West to exercise its greed for power because of military might over an ever expanding geographic area. We are beginning to look like the watch dogs of the world and no one has asked us to do that.
          Anti-Russian propaganda by UK since WWI and US since WWII has been a way of life in Europe and the American continent. I have watched for sixty years how the anti-Russian sentiment that Russia and Russians are bad is almost inborn in the US. All media of communication had nothing but negative remarks except for the unavoidable facts. Totally unbelievable, the negativity I mean.
          Yet, the West has no right to interfere in the Ukraine- Russia relationship other than be entitled to an opinion. And never, ever, the West should attack their duly elected leaders. But the West is doing it adamantly and relentlessly against Putin, constantly digging up and turning over dirt and avoiding working on good points.
          Furthermore, Russian and Ukrainians are pretty smart. Smarter than many posters or writers of these articles. Foreign political interference is not needed. Especially of the dumb variety that I read about in the media. It is loaded with bias, hypocrisy and ignorance. Lots of good intentions. Hell is paved with good intentions!! They say.
          So, the numerous facts are there, but I don’t expect you to know them because they truly don’t concern you that much. To me, because I was born between Lugansk and Donetsk, and I am of ethnic Russian Ukrainians and Ukrainian origin, and a spotless citizen of the US for over fifty ears, it is more of a concern since I know I have, perhaps, a relation of at least fifty people in the area being bombed by Ukrainians. Even if my allegiance is to the US, to defend US against any attackers, ANY, I am not convinced I pledged to attack other countries who have not attacked us. Russia has not attacked the US ever. So, why are we so adamant about being aggressive toward them? For friends? What friends? Friends for the moment? No, thanks. Not at the risk of my American family, not at the risk of my welfare. My family has in the recent wars lost already two and another who returned wounded.
          Obama is the first president doing it right. No American troops on foreign countries! I wish he would have held up on the sanctions too. They are extremely harmful to American business, jobs, people and the American image as a whole besides the harm they cause to innocent people in foreign countries.
          Sanctions are a reflection of failed foreign policy. Our politicians have to try harder with their intelligence and I don’t mean harder with intelligence as in spying.

        • US confesed that they spent 5 billion dollars to establish the revolution and exile the democratically elected present, they could just wait till beginning of year 2015 to reelect him. now the coutry is ruined…

    • Oh, what if some country would try to occupy Mexico and put there misiles and military bases? Ukraine is very impoertant for Russia, if US ready to die for it and loose everything – then welcome! Russians never give up.
      The main purpose of establishment of democracy (e.g. soft revolution) in Ukraine by US (which confessed to spend 5 billon dollars on it) is the Transatlantic Treaty! European leader were very sceptic about it , so US neede a scarecrow to convnce people to sign it and save the US economy from collapse!

  • Bill Catz

    Thank you!!! This is exactly what I’ve been telling people for ages. Putin is dangerous. Sadly, the world so quickly forgets. This playbook that he is using has been used so many times before and the world leaders always think this is the first time. It isn’t. Maybe, just maybe, if our leaders had a clue, knew something about history, could remember current events going back just two decades, things would be different. Sadly, they can’t so Ukraine burns.

    • Oh yeah? Putin for ages tried to get closer to Europe, he loves Germany. But europeans to unknown to reasons feel themselves superior to Russians (which actually saved their asses several times in teh history), and do not want to partners but want to be (LOL!!!) masters which tell us what to do :))))))).
      The main perpose of establishment of democracy (e.g. soft revolution) in Ukraine by US (which confessed to spend 5 billon dollars on it) is the Transatlantic Treaty! European leader were very sceptic about it , so US neede a scarecrow to convnce people to sign it and save the US economy from collapse!

    • Spreading of russophobia has only one purpose – to serve as a reason for existence of useless NATO.
      The main perpose of establishment of democracy (e.g. soft revolution) in Ukraine by US (which confessed to spend 5 billon dollars on it) is the Transatlantic Treaty! European leader were very sceptic about it , so US neede a scarecrow to convnce people to sign it and save the US economy from collapse!

  • Gene

    Speaking of invasions from the East: This comments section has been invaded by … something. Wow.

  • Valkyrie

    Putin is a typical KGB POS so the values and world view reflect his experience serving the monstrous arm of a totalitarian system. Why are people surprised that Russia under Czarina Putin does not share the same values and principles free people in the West hold dearly? It is shame though because Russia and its people have a lot potential to contribute to the betterment of man and civilization. The corrupt system Putin has created in Russia will come crashing down one day as all other authoritarian regimes in the past have experienced.

    • bilbo

      With little doubt, your conclusion will probably prove to be correct.
      However, I think a valid and arguably responsible concern is; how much collateral damage will the collapse bring with it and does the length of time it takes to come about expand the area and/or quantity of collateral damage?

    • The main purpose of establishment of democracy (e.g. soft revolution) in Ukraine by US (which confessed to spend 5 billon dollars on it) is the Transatlantic Treaty! European leader were very sceptic about it , so US neede a scarecrow to convnce people to sign it and save the US economy from collapse!

  • toyot

    This was the most bullshit story i ave read the last 2 year. Typical US propaganda. FU…… you self

    • bilbo

      First of all, and given the examples set in most Russian media, I can understand how you might be confused, this is NOT a news story.
      It is an OPINION EDITORIAL.
      Secondly, try reading main stream Russian media on a fact by fact basis compared to the rest of the world.
      There is no doubt the rest of the world could be better when it comes to new reporting, but as bad as it is, it is light years removed from the malarkey and rubbish and outright lies and obfuscation spewed out by the Kremlin’s propaganda machines.
      The really sad part is, that I choose to believe the actual Russian people are caring people and really believe the crap spewed out.
      In our open press world, we get lots of facts and then lots of opinions, but the overall view, assuming one takes enough in, is fairly accurate when it comes to facts when allows one to come to their own opinions.
      In Russia, pretty much one opinion and when the facts don’t suit the preferred opinion, the fact get left out, obfuscated or fabricated.

      • bilbo

        talk about “bullshit story”, Here is a laugher for you and it comes courtesy of RIA/Novosti.
        http://en.ria.ru/russia/20140817/192093047/Russia-Denies-Sending-Military-Equipment-to-Ukraine–Reports.html

        Never mind that the internet is full of hundreds, maybe thousands of proofs that Russia is either sending or allowing to be sent thousands of pieces of military hardware and soldiers, many of these proofs FROM RUSSIAN SOLDIERS THEMSELVES.
        But just for the sake of argument, lets assume every single one of the THOUSANDS of proofs are all part of a cleverly world wide devised scheme to discredit Putin and Russia.

        In the RIA news story claims no reports have ever been confirmed.
        But wait a minute, If the Self Proclaimed Dontesk Prime Minister admits the fact, isn’t that in and of itself confirmation???
        Or, are we supposed to believe that the Self Proclaimed Dontesk Prime Minister is ALSO part of the cleverly devised world wide scheme to discredit Putin and Russia?

        But wait, there is even more.
        The news story outright LIES to say he claimed to get the items, but did not specify from where?
        That is a bold faced LIE, but even if he hadn’t specified (which he did), from where are we to assume he got the weapons and soldiers?

        Did they just drop out of the sky?

        And if that is not enough lies for you, then the actual propaganda kicks in.

        “Since mid-April, Kiev has been conducting a military operation against the southeastern regions of Ukraine that had refused to recognize the legitimacy of the new government after February coup.”

        First of all, IT WAS NOT A COUP.
        Secondly, Ukraine is not fighting against the southwestern regions, Ukraine is fighting against Russian trained mercenaries using Russian weapons.

        “Russia has repeatedly condemned Kiev’s actions and urged for peaceful dialogue with representatives of Ukraine’s southeastern regions.”

        Yeah, right, but meanwhile more troops and more soldiers some across to foment more violence.

        You want to talk about propaganda, get your facts straight buddy!!!

        • LES1

          The most malicious fabricated disinformation may have been when they said that when the Ukrainian army come into town they were crucifying [Russian] babies.

          Then, on Ukrainian TV the journalists started interviewing the “babushkas” in town, and nobody in town ever heard of it – but they knew about Russian terrorists kidnapping and murdering local Ukrainians.

          Exodus 20

          7 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

          16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.

          Изход 20

          7 Не призивай Імення Господа, Бога твого, надаремно, бо не помилує Господь того, хто призиватиме Його Ймення надаремно.

          16Не свідкуй неправдиво на свого ближнього!

          PS Even if you are an atheist, then you should know that the savage uncivilized pagan barbarians in the kremlin “think” that they are “Christians”.

        • what’s the problem in giving independence to Donetsk and Lugansk from the non-legitimate govt.? is it different from Kosovo, Check Rep. – Slowakia, Bosnia, Herzogovina, Croatia, and at leas Scotland???
          The main perpose of establishment of democracy (e.g. soft revolution) in Ukraine by US (which confessed to spend 5 billon dollars on it) is the Transatlantic Treaty! European leader were very sceptic about it , so US neede a scarecrow to convnce people to sign it and save the US economy from collapse!

      • LES1

        The problem is not the common Russian sheeple – the problem is the Moskali in the kremlin.

        • the problem is jidovini in Rada (Waltsmann, Vrot-man, Frotmann, Kapitelmann, Yaytsenyukh, Turchinov,Kolo-moisha, Kolomoytsev, Tyagnibokk).

      • MV

        You know anything about Russia my friend = be quite and just try to independently educate yourself

      • LOL, western media are all sold out.
        The main perpose of establishment of democracy (e.g. soft revolution) in Ukraine by US (which confessed to spend 5 billon dollars on it) is the Transatlantic Treaty! European leader were very sceptic about it , so US neede a scarecrow to convnce people to sign it and save the US economy from collapse!

    • It Came from the Desert

      Dude, are you here to spread your US-hatred too? This user is just your average Putin-bot, also very active on norwegian sites, where he he copy/paste his Russia Today-stories all day long, 7 days a week.

      • NO, this article is to spread russophobis shizophrenia… The main perpose of establishment of democracy (e.g. soft revolution) in Ukraine by US (which confessed to spend 5 billon dollars on it) is the Transatlantic Treaty! European leader were very sceptic about it , so US needed a scarecrow (Russia and Putin) to convnce people to sign it and save the US economy from collapse!

  • PoliticalScience101

    The real sociopaths / psychopaths are the occupants of White House and the Neo-Cons in Congress.. How many millions of innocent women and children died because of U.S GOVERMENT..

    Here is a list* of the countries bombed by the United States since the end of the Second World War:

    Afghanistan 1998, 2001-

    Bosnia 1994, 1995 Cambodia 1969-70

    China 1945-46, 1950-53 Congo 1964

    Cuba 1959-1961 El Salvador 1980s

    Korea 1950-53 Guatemala 1954, 1960, 1967-69 Indonesia 1958

    Laos 1964-73 Grenada 1983

    Iraq 1991-2000s , 2014, Currently as I am typing ..

    Iran 1987 Kuwait 1991 Lebanon 1983, 198 Libya 1986, 2011

    Nicaragua 1980s Pakistan 2003, 2006- Palestine 2010

    Panama 1989 Peru 1965 Somalia 1993, 2007-08, 2010-

    Sudan 1998 Vietnam 1961-73

    Yemen 2002, 2009- Yugoslavia 1999

    And last victim is UKRAINE.

    So before you go throwing stones, makesure you are not living in glass house

  • PoliticalScience101

    Americans can’t even define who they are, or what their values are…how can we assess anything outside of
    that?? WHY (and how can we) get involved in a political mess as complex as
    Russia / Ukraine, when considering it is like a takeover of say…Mexico.. God forbid…

    President Putin is a ULTRA Nationalist not a commie.
    He is LOYAL to Russia. Unlike Obama who is NOT loyal to the U.S…

    It is that LOYALTY (and strength) that is so attractive to some in the US and around the
    world… United State has been hijacked by special interest groups, (MIC), Wall Street Bankers, political
    correctness, UN, NATO, and the overwhelming desire to meddle in other countries’ affairs.

    Most people want a strong leader with love of country.
    What U.S got is …”Oba Mao” the first affirmative action President of the world’s first ineptocracy..

  • Igor Schweigerdt

    stupid us american cretins support terrorists in Syria and bomb their in Iraq! mega idiots!

  • Van’ka Vstan’ka

    Imbicil. David J. Kramer knows nothing about Russia

  • Alexander Kravchuk

    Stop stupid sanction games! Send troops to Ukraine. If it is in American interest to stop Putin a real move is needed! Sanction games could not stop even Iran.

  • LOL

    > The Russian system is completely corrupt, with estimates of Putin’s own worth reaching the tens of billions of dollars.
    Arrest it then. I have already heard this screaming for years but still no real evidence. On the other hand his willingless to defend our _national_interests_ rather shows those billions are just a dream of dirty fakers.

    The whole article is overly hysterical, BTW. I notice more and more of it, hysteria becomes the trademark of american journalism. Frankly, your press have never been a source to trust – 2003 shows it – but once it had quite a high level of jounralists. It is nowhere near that now, mr Kramer, and your uncovered bias is a perfect example of degradation 😉

  • Gennady Yunkin

    Americans, do you want a world war 3?

  • redfox

    And isn’t it time for Putin to prosecute for causing their existence grievous bodily harm the brain by Western “experts” in Russia… )))

    They are so afraid of Putin and Russia.

    And so I try now to explain what is the difference in the ideology of the author from radical Islam. And they truly believe in their values. They both believe that only they are right. And all the other demons and evil spirits. Those and other ready to use force and kill many people in the triumph of its ideals.
    This Kramer even does not want to delve into the logic of the actions of Putin and the Russian society as a whole. He all of us here priori considers, first, the demons. And, secondly, a complete fool. )))

  • these Psakis , like mr Kramer are just spreading cheap propaganda trying to demonize Russia. There is no logic in these words. There was Maidan in year 2004, they had many riots within 10 years and now they have new Maidan, so what’s the problem? did Putin also arrange the MAidan in Ukraine in 2004??? Or maybe it is corruptet ukraininans are to blame and US which confessed to spend 5 billon dollars on establishment of democracy (e.g. soft revolution) in Ukraine ??????

  • The main perpose of establishment of democracy (e.g. soft revolution) in Ukraine by US (which confessed to spend 5 billon dollars on it) is the Transatlantic Treaty! European leader were very sceptic about it , so US neede a scarecrow to convnce people to sign it and save the US economy from collapse!

  • Pax Orbis

    The American arrogant self-righteousness is stating to get on everyone’s nerves.

    Since the end of the WWII, USSR’s and then Russia’s foreign policies have been reactionary in nature.

    Who was it who placed nukes on USSR’s footsteps in Turkey thereby provoking the Cuban Missile Crisis? The U.S.A. did that.

    Who was sending planes over USSR’s territory spying on its former ally after the WWII was over? The US was doing that until the Soviets shot down one of thier spy planes (The 1960 U-2 accident). Talk about lack of trust.

    And now we have Ukraine, a place where the CIA/USAID invested billions on “democracy” and installed their puppets there twice in a decade.

    It’s the U.S. who is the real bully, bent on the world domination and the promotion of the no-strings-attached capitalism, globalism, and consumerism. Like a leech, all is being done for the enrichment of its top 1%.

    The whole of the American greatness have been built primarily on the spoils of world wars and debt. Pay up your debt, stop looting other countries, and we’ll see what will be left of America.

    As for corruption, you have a whole street, K Street, in your capita city dedicated to LOBBYING! In my book, it’s just a legalized form of corruption.

    So take your politically motivated criticism on Russia and shove it some place dark. Your information war on Russia has long been exposed.

  • Нелли Новикова
  • Нелли Новикова

    Mr. Putin i love you.

  • Нелли Новикова
  • Нелли Новикова

    Mr. Putin i love you!

  • Евгений Самойлов

    Mr. corrupt journalist. Are you not ashamed to write this shit about my PRESIDENT. Enough already writing nonsense about our President, I understand that you work out your salary, but not afraid of you, that my PRESIDENT will sue your sales press. And yet, dear AMERICANS, you be silent?, you don’t see that You hold for fools. You don’t understand that sooner or later the relatives of those killed in Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya, Syria will come to avenge your government, but the guilty will be YOU.

  • Евгений Самойлов

    Guys! For those who has no idea of what Ukraine is and where it is, I’ll explain. Ukraine is a state on the border with Russia, it gosudarstv where Your Ashton, Catherine handed out cookies for opponents of the government, it’s the same thing that the Minister of foreign Affairs of RUSSIA gave out cookies to mexicanum, and called to topple Obama. You’d like that?

  • Евгений Самойлов

    Don’t want to convince You, but please note, the last time your media is completely silent about the downed aircraft over Ukraine. Don’t you think it strange?

  • Bogdan Guschin

    Negotiations are only possible if Kiev puts away its troops and ceasefire is issued. It is “your” side that disagrees with such terms, not Putin. We don’t seek chaos on Ukraine.
    “Nothing scares Putin like the ouster of like-minded authoritarian leaders by popular movements calling for an end to corruption and a brighter future with the West.”
    What a ranting of madman. And there is no progress after revolutions mentioned. Assad is wrong example. You tried to overthrow him by helping the terrorists.
    There are no billions of Putin’s money – it is your delusion.
    There was coup d’etat and it is useless to deny it.

    Import ban will do nothing bad in Russia, but will cause problems for the west.
    It is old trick to say that your opponent diesn’t want de-escalation when the one who is not interested is you. There is no threat to Putin staying in power.
    Sanctions won’t work.The only reaction you will get is “Russians never surrender”.
    Wake up from your dreams in your “Oceania”.
    If you want furher conflict – go on. But yoy will never succeed.

  • Рустем

    The author drunk and smelly,the desired outputs for real!Admit it already that you are in pursuit of world domination to the elbows in blood! The dollar soon your cover,admit that the global elite have put on US fat cross!WE are already aware of how your CIA helped former Nazis to survive,so they can use against the USSR

  • Sergey

    fascists in Ukraine with the help of the U.S. state Department kill peaceful Russian population in the new Novorossia

    Press conference of the Ministry of defense of Russia about Boeing, which provides proof of
    guilt of Ukraine

    Start the Ukrainian crisis, the fascists are striving
    for power

    But that right now makes the fascist government of Ukraine,
    with the Russian population of Novorossia

  • кузя кузмин

    “the super” simplicity.

    Truth through a distorting mirror.

    Eaglets out of the nest David Boren, flying in 110 countries of the world …?

    Budget US Defence bolshii countries.

    Georgia asked: why kill their own people?

    Georgia: – I am afraid of Russia.

    Europe asked the: Why sanctions?

    Europe: – I am afraid of Russia.

    Russia asked: why kill their own people?, Why sanctions?

    Russia: – oh my god they can govarit. They see the nose. Can you hear us. ??? ….

    Answer: – ………………

    It’s time to stop being afraid. And to engage in dialogue.

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