Tag: Russian Security Council

3 Turkish Soldiers Killed by Russian Fighter Jet During Joint Mission; Putin Expresses ‘Condolences’ to Erdogan

February 9, 2017

Three Turkish soldiers were killed as a result of a strike by Russian fighter jets in the area of the Syria city of Al-Bab during a joint mission. President Vladimir Putin has expressed condolences to Prime Minister Recep Erdogan.

Anti-Americanism Now Russia’s Official Ideology, ‘Nezavisimaya Gazeta’ Says

June 23, 2015

Staunton, June 23 – Anti-Americanism has become part of the discourse of ordinary Russians over the last year, but senior government officials have generally been restrained in their use of such phobias. But that has now changed, Nezavisimaya gazeta says, and “anti-American phobias have acquired the status of the official picture of the world in […]

Putin Lost Ukraine Even Before the Maidan, Portnikov Says

November 21, 2014

Staunton, November 21 – On the first anniversary of the beginning of the Maidan demonstrations, Vitaly Portnikov says, it is important to understand that “Putin lost Ukraine even before the Maidan, before the dispersal of the students, before the bloodshed, before the occupation or Crimea and before the war in the Donbass.” He lost it, […]

To Maintain Himself in Power, Putin Will Continue to Maneuver on Ukraine, Piontkovsky Says

July 28, 2014

Staunton, July 23 – To the dismay of some and the surprise of others, Vladimir Putin used the Russian Security Council meeting July 22 to signal that he has no intention of changing course on Ukraine but instead will continue to maneuver, now stepping up his aggression and now portraying himself as a peacemaker, according […]