Ukraine: the United States and Europe in search of sanctions in the face of the Russian threat

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar speaks to the media after meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv, Monday, January 17, 2022. EFREM LUKATSKY / AP If it wishes, Russia has many military options to strike Ukraine. Conversely, the United States and the Europeans have a wide range of economic sanctions to respond to. We still … Read more

Figure skater Schott in a Russian triple victory 13.

Nicole Schott finished 13th at the European Figure Skating Championships in Tallinn, Estonia on Saturday (01/15/2022). With the superior victory of the Russian Kamila Waljewa, the Essen native clearly missed the top 10. Schott loses eleventh place in the short program After eleventh place in the short program, the six-time German champion made too many … Read more

Russian new figure skating European champion – Starostin before Fentz

When the Russian Mark Kondratjuk won the European Championship, the German figure skating men missed the top 10. In the free program on Friday (January 14, 2022) in Tallinn, European Championship debutant Nikita Starostin came in a good 13th place, while German champion Paul Fentz was a disappointing 16th. Junior World Champion still intercepted The … Read more

In Kazakhstan, President announces departure of Russian soldiers and appoints new Prime Minister

In this Russian Defense Ministry press service photo, Russian military vehicles leave Almaty airport on January 9, 2022. AP He appealed to Moscow on Thursday as his country was in chaos and sacked his government in a futile attempt at appeasement. Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev announced Tuesday, January 11, that troops deployed by Russia would … Read more

“The priority for democracies remains to assess as accurately as possible the reality of the Chinese and Russian threats”

AWhile the pandemic due to Covid-19 is still raging, the noise of boots increases, in Asia and in Europe. For several months, China and Russia have been playing provocations. Moscow is amassing troops on the borders of Ukraine. The Chinese air force has carried out nearly two hundred sorties off Taiwan since October 2021, in … Read more

Revolt in Kazakhstan, the first Russian troops arrive. Dozens of victims in the repression

The balance of the gas revolt in Kazakhstan is becoming increasingly dramatic. With the repression also linked to the sending of troops from Moscow. Palaces of power stormed by demonstrators. And hard punch from the president, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. Who addressed Putin directly. The country’s authorities have announced the start of a “counter-terrorism operation against looters … Read more

“The first to warn about the concentrations of Russian troops on the Ukrainian border, the Americans were nevertheless caught off guard”

Vladimir Poutine and Joe Biden, in Geneva, June 16, 2021. PATRICK SEMANSKY / AP THEIt cannot be said that they weren’t warned, but Westerners are incorrigible naïve. On February 10, 2007, when Vladimir Putin took the podium of the Munich Security Conference, they were in heaven – especially the Germans, who were hosting the event. … Read more

In Syria, Idlib province again targeted by Russian bombing

The Al-Arshani water station, January 2, 2022, after a Russian airstrike, northeast of the rebel-held city of Idlib (Syria). OMAR HAJ KADOUR / AFP The Syrians entered the year 2022 as they had left the previous one: in a country torn by war and, for some of them, under bombardments by the Russian air force, … Read more

“The dissolution of Memorial marks a decisive step in the policy of controlling Russian society”

Tribune. If it comes as a surprise to all those who observe with concern the authoritarian and ultranationalist drift of the regime of Vladimir Putin, the dissolution of Memorial marks a decisive step in the policy of control of Russian civil society and the establishment of ‘an official national story. Founded in 1989, it is … Read more

Russian NGO Memorial liquidated, memory locked

Editorial of the “World”. The circle is complete. Born in the late 1980s, within civil society, thanks to the opening attempted by the last Soviet number one, Mikhail Gorbachev, the Russian association for the defense of human rights Memorial was dissolved on Tuesday December 28 in Moscow by a Supreme Court under the orders of … Read more