Putin: Kiev would rather play the ‘victim’ than work for peace

Reunification with Donbass now nearly a lost cause

RT | July 12, 2021

Russian President Vladimir Putin has blasted Ukraine’s apparent lack of interest in striking a deal to resolve the bloody civil war in the east of the country, saying that Kiev politicians are using it to score political points.

Putin – Kiev would rather play the ‘victim’ than work for peace

Lublin Triangle: Foreign ministers approve plan to counter Russian disinformation

Lublin Triangle: Foreign ministers approve plan to counter Russian disinformation

At the meeting of the Lublin Triangle, the Ukrainian, Lithuanian and Polish foreign ministers paid key attention to security challenges in the region: Russian aggression against Ukraine, the militarization of the Black Sea region, the situation in Belarus, and threats from the Nord Stream 2 project.

A separate topic of their conversation was Ukraine’s further integration into NATO in accordance with the decisions of the 2008 Bucharest Summit and the 2021 Brussels Summit. Lithuania and Poland called for giving Ukraine a clear understanding of further steps towards membership in the North Atlantic Alliance.

World Economic Forum makes censorship pledge to “tackle harmful content and conduct online”

By Tom Parker | Reclaim the Net | June 29, 2021

The World Economic Forum, an international group that works to “shape global, regional and industry agendas,” has formed a new “Global Coalition for Digital Safety” that’s made up of Big Tech executives and government officials and intends to come up with new “innovations” to police “harmful content and conduct online.”

World Economic Forum makes censorship pledge to “tackle harmful content and conduct online”

Presidents: Georgia, Ukraine share commitment to NATO membership, “de-occupation” of lands from Russia

Presidents: Georgia, Ukraine share commitment to NATO membership, “de-occupation” of lands from Russia.

Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili paid a two-day visit to Ukraine earlier this week (her first) and met with her opposite number President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Presidents – Georgia, Ukraine share commitment to NATO membership, “de-occupation” of lands from Russia

Could Putin woo Turkey from Biden and NATO?

Could Putin woo Turkey from Biden and NATO?

Why do the Turks have such a negative sentiment towards its ally? It is worth noting that Ankara and Washington have been at odds over several issues. For instance, in 2019 the US imposed sanctions on Turkey over Ankara’s incursion into Syrian Kurdistan. A year later, Washington once again punished its NATO partner, this time because of Turkey’s decision to purchase S-400 air defense systems from Russia. In addition, the US supports the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria, while Ankara sees the YGP as a terrorist organization because of its alleged links to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Moreover, to this day America refuses to extradite to Turkey Fetullah Gulen – a Pennsylvania-based former ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan turned deadly enemy, who is accused of complicity in a 2016 failed coup attempt.

Although improving ties with both, Russia and the United States, seems to be one of Erdogan’s top priorities for the time being, Ankara will likely keep implementing its relatively sovereign foreign policy, which could eventually lead to confrontation with Moscow. Russian media and analysts have already started blaming Turkey for its actions in Syria’s Idlib province that is controlled by the Turkey-backed forces. They accuse Ankara of de facto annexation of the region by introducing Turkish lira as the official currency, giving Turkish passports to the local population, and building schools and hospitals in the north of Syria. Ironically enough, that is exactly what the Kremlin is doing in the Donbass region of Ukraine that has been under control of the pro-Russian forces since 2014.

Russia good, Turkey bad. /s

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