Tag: Crimean annexaction

Window on Eurasia: Putin Said Organizing ‘Separatist International’ Against Europe

November 12, 2014

Staunton, November 12 – Vladimir Putin is organizing a “separatist international” against European countries, thus combining two of his more widely recognized policies: promoting separatism in the former Soviet republics around Russia’s periphery and reaching out to nationalist extremists in Europe. According to the Severodonetsk portal, Russia is now attacking Europe using the old principle […]

‘Smolensk and Bryansk are Ours, But Belarus Doesn’t Need Them Now,’ Lukashenka Says

October 19, 2014

Staunton, October 18 – At his press conference yesterday, Belarusian leader Alyaksandr Lukashenka made so many remarkable statements that it is hard to know where to begin. But perhaps the most significant was that “Smolensk and Bryansk,” two oblasts now within the Russian Federation, are “ours, but Belarus doesn’t need them now.” While most people […]