На границе России и Донецкой области обустроен специальный ров, который в случае необходимости будет препятствовать незаконному перемещению транспорта и спецтехники. Ров организован на личные средства недавно назначенного губернатора Донецкой области Сергея Таруты и его брата.
В последние дни на востоке Украины произошло несколько случаев, когда на дорогах общего пользования были замечены колонны армейских грузовиков, танков и БТР. Военные отказываются объяснить цель перемещения техники, а местные жители опасаются, что войска будут использованы для подавления гражданских выступлений на Восточной Украине.
American and German inspectors will make observation flights over Russia and Belarus within the framework of the international treaty on Open Skies. The mission is set to verify the true position of Russian troops and military equipment.
The referendum in Crimea was fully consistent with international law and UN Charter, Russian President Vladimir Putin told Barack Obama, after the overwhelming majority of Crimeans expressed their willingness to join Russia.
Enrique Ferro's insight:
Lets us put the US rants squarely so: Obama and the US establishment are furious because they had set up with every detail the putsch to get rid of a democratically elected government with whom they could negotiate, but was not the Yesman they wanted. So they handled their violent stooges, and wouldn't care the least of constitution, int'l law or whatever: their philosophy is FORCE. And then DECEPTION and MASS MEDIA MANIPULATION. But they forgot of course the people, who wouldn't accept that game, and they have lost Crimea, maybe more, which was the pearl of the crown. They are hopeless, let them gesticulate.
Syria's army and Lebanon's Hezbollah seized full control of the rebel bastion Yabrud on Sunday, dealing the opposition a heavy symbolic and strategic blow in the Qalamoun region along the Lebanese border.
In 1974, the White House sent the Marshall Green to Canberra as ambassador. Green was an imperious, very senior and sinister figure in the State Department who worked in the shadows of America's "deep state". Known as the "coupmaster", he had played a played a central role in the 1965 coup against President Sukarno in Indonesia - which cost up to a million lives. One of his first speeches in Australia was to the Australian Institute of Directors - described by an alarmed member of the audience as "an incitement to the country's business leaders to rise against the government".
Under Washington’ s interpretation of international law, Ukraine is still a part of Russia. When Khrushchev transferred Crimea (but not Sevastopol, the Black Sea base) to Ukraine, Russians did not get to vote. Therefore, according to Washington’s own logic it is invalid to recognize Crimea as part of Ukraine. That also goes for other parts of Russia that Lenin transferred to Ukraine. Under the logic of Washington’s UN resolution, large parts of Ukraine are not legitimately part of Ukraine. They have remained parts of Russia, because Russians were not allowed to vote on their transfer to Ukraine. Thus, there is no issue about “Russia annexing Crimea,” because, according to Washington’s logic, Crimea is still a part of Russia.
США и Евросоюз используют двойные стандарты во внешней политике. Состоявшийся в Крыму референдум они назвали нелегитимным, однако неоднократно поддерживали далеко не мирный, как в случае Крыма, а вооружённый переход власти во многих странах.
Ukrainian heavy military equipment, including armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles are heading towards the Russian border, while the eastern regions of Donetsk and Lugansk are protesting the entry of Ukrainian military hardware.
While the Crimean referendum tops world media headlines, an attempt at secession is going on in Veneto, Italy, with its major city Venice. But as it is being virtually ignored by media, people in Europe are hardly aware of what’s happening next door.
The Republic of Crimea has addressed the UN seeking recognition as a sovereign state and called on Russia to integrate it into the Russian Federation. 96.77 percent of the Crimean population voted ‘for’ the integration in a referendum.
Enrique Ferro's insight:
"Ukraine’s coup-imposed President Aleksandr Turchinov called the referendum “a great farce,” saying it will never be recognized either by Ukraine or by the civilized world," YEP, ONLY INDEPENDENCE THROUGH MILITARY OR PARAMILITARY FORCE MUST BE "CIVILIZED" FOR THAT MATTER.
The farcical battle between the Tripoli government and a rebel militia over the refuelling of a tanker laid bare the central role that oil is playing in the splits and tensions that bedevil the country