Ukraine is looking forward to creating a joint military unit with two NATO member countries -- Poland and Lithuania. Would that imply that NATO is openly stepping into the Ukrainian conflict? And what kind of missions would the unit get - provided it is created? Radio VR is discussing it with Mateusz Piskorski,Head of the European Center for Geopolitical Analysis, and Kirill Koktysh,political analyst, based with MGIMO University, in Moscow, Russia.
The United States, which has taken the role of the world's policeman, continues to ignore international law, procedural standards, diplomatic conventions and multi-lateral agreements. Roman Seleznev was literally kidnapped by the US from the Maldives on an internal grand jury finding that even a judge in the Maldives did not feel was credible enough to grant the issuing of an arrest warrant. Radio VR spoke to a witness to the kidnapping to get a clearer picture of what actually happened.
The Ukrainian army onslaught in the eastern regions of the country forced the anti-government militia to fall back to the regional capital Donetsk. They vow to defend the city to the last man. If Ukrainian forces decide to storm Donetsk, the city, with a population of one million. may be razed to the ground, becoming a new Sarajevo.
On July 11, 1995, two NATO warplanes bombed Serbian forces, advancing on Srebrenica. But due to the bad weather and the fact that Serbian forces were holding French and Dutch prisoners of war, NATO called off what was to be a massive bombing campaign. Late in the afternoon, Serbian general Mladic and other commanders entered into Srebrenica. They had won, for the moment. This loss by NATO could not accept and through indirect manipulation and false representation of the facts, US and NATO slandered the Serbs and successfully changed the presentation of a legal military operation. Radio Voice of Russia spoke to Stephen Karganovic on the history of Srebrenica in this special interview on the nineteenth anniversary of those events.
The US Department of State seems to have given up all pretense. Its statements are becoming ever more contradictory and double-standard, too much so, even for a diplomatic service. War crimes are one issue on which the US's 'our-son-of-a-bitch' approach is just too sickening to bear.
There is fear spreading through Europe of the specter of war, fuelled by aggressive war propaganda by the West in their attempt to demonize Russia. In Germany, for the first time, people do not trust their mass media. All over Europe appearing strange fascist parties. The blind drive by the US in pursuit of their geopolitical objectives in Europe and in Ukraine has placed the entire European continent in an unstable and extremely dangerous position.
The former prime minister of Luxemburgh who initiated the EU integration process and the introduction of a single European currency, Jean Claude Juncker, was elected as a new head of European Commission. His election prompted British Prime Minister David Cameron to threaten to withdraw the United Kingdom from the EU.
Ukrainian army has resumed the onslaught against anti-government forces following President Poroshenko's refusal to continue dialogue with the country's Eastern regions. The decision not to extend ceasefire was made with complete disregard to the position of Russia and leading EU member states who called for a political solution to the crisis.
Islamic insurgents in the Middle East declared a creation of an Islamic State, or caliphate, on the captured territories from Iraq and Syria and called on Muslims from around the world to rush to the region to build their own homeland. The leader of the self proclaimed state called for an era of international jihad. Israel Shamir, an Israeli independent expert, pointed out that the group's intentions are so far unclear.
International humanitarian organizations reluctant to aid civilians fleeing Ukrainian warzone - aid worker
How is the Middle East likely to change as a result of the ISIS operation in Iraq? And could it be a coincidence that the emerging new Middle East landscape is strikingly similar to the so-called Peters Map, first published by the Armed Forces Journal in June 2006? The Voice of Russia is discussing the consequences of the ISIS push in Iraq with Halil Karaveli, senior fellow at the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program Joint Center.
How good are the chances that people in the West come to realize that Washington's ambitions are turning our world into a global wreck? The Voice of Russia is discussing it with Giulietto Chiesa, Italian politician, ex-Member of the European Parliament, and Mark Mason, US political and social analyst based in California.