Tag: Czechoslovakia

If US Doesn’t Arm Ukraine, Putin Will Move Against Baltic Countries

February 17, 2015

Staunton, February 16 — If President Obama follows German Chancellor Merkel and doesn’t arm Ukraine, the US president will not only “be playing the role Putin has assigned to him” but he will also open the way toward an effort by Moscow to dominate the Baltic countries while threatening the world with first use of […]

Minsk ‘Worse than Munich,’ Landsbergis Says

February 13, 2015

Staunton, February 13 – Many including the author of these lines have compared what happened in Minsk this week with what happened in Munich in 1938, but Vytautas Landsbergis, the man who played the key role in recovering the independence of Lithuania, argues that the Minsk meeting was “much worse than Munich.” One reason for […]

Putin’s Russia Now in Same Position as Hitler’s Germany in 1939, Moscow Analyst Says

July 2, 2014

Staunton, July 2 – The analogies people use to describe their situation often say far more than do their direct declarative statements because the former, unlike the latter, often provide the unspoken context for the thinking of those involved. That is what makes some of the analogies being drawn in Moscow now both instructive and […]

Betrayal of Ukraine in Geneva ‘Worse than Munich,’ Illarionov Says

April 18, 2014

Staunton, April 18 – What the US, the EU and Ukraine itself agreed to in Geneva is “worse than Munich” because Kyiv joined in giving international sanction to actions of the Russian aggressor and opening the way for the transformation of the internal arrangements of Ukraine regardless of what Ukrainians want, according to Andrey Illarionov […]

Neither Putin Nor Obama Wants to Be Known as the One Who ‘Lost’ Ukraine, Mirsky Says

April 9, 2014

Staunton, April 9 – A major reason the crisis in Ukraine is now so dangerous, Georgy Mirsky says, is that “neither [Russian President Vladimir] Putin nor [US President Barack] Obama wants to go into history as the politician who ‘lost’ Ukraine, although [that country] does not belong to either the one or the other.” Crimea […]

Demonstration of the Seven: 45 Years Later

August 27, 2013

Red Square was once again occupied by a group of protesters this weekend marking the 45th anniversary of the arrest of a group of activists and Russia’s invasion of Czechoslovakia. Recalling what happened 45 years ago, this protest was also dispersed by police, sparking an official complaint from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.  25 […]