By the end of 2014 Ukraine will be 4 million tons short of coal. The deficit stems from the fact that 88 of the 93 Ukrainian mines operating in Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts, which together account for 70% of domestic production, are located in areas controlled by the militants. What Ukraine should do in order to become less dependent on coal from Luhansk and Donetsk?
During the last weeks some things related to Russian president Putin and his close team occurred: first – the fatal crash of the privet jet belonged to the president of Total de Margerie in Moscow and second - rumors regarding unidentified submarine near Swedish coast. Does is mean that someone from Russian or West plans conspiracy against Putin?
Events that are taking place in the Eastern Ukraine are becoming for the European Union as a very important test on the geopolitical maturity, for the ability of the EU not only sounds, but also to be a real player in the European continent. If the EU is strong enough to resist the Russian pressure, Brussels would definitely confirm its ability to change the regime of Putin in the nearest future, making Russia more democratic and predictable partner.
Europe is very much interested in making some practical things in order to undermine the political regime of Putin. Unexpectedly for Russia, the European Union wakes up and impose new painful sanctions against Russia, along with the United States. Putin is surprised; he miscalculated with the EU and the USA. His regime slides into the dangerous phase.
The analysis of the main political messages declared by the Russian president Putin during the last years clearly indicated that Kremlin is very much worried about the NATO’s expansions on the East Europe. The reason why Russia annexed Crimea in 2014 is also lying in the same format. Using this rhetoric, Putin is trying to create for the Russian society the image of the foreign enemy.
According the outcomes of the analyses conducted by the Geostrategy Group, some factual mistake occurred in the official biography of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland. Those mistakes particularly related to the diploma of Oslo University. It looks like Jagland does not have it. What are hiding behind this factual mistake?
• not because Russian President Putin wants to defend the right of Russian-speaking minorities who live in Ukraine;
• not because Russian President Putin is worried about the state of democracy in Ukraine;
• not because Russian President Putin is worried about the perspectives of the European integration of Ukraine which could negatively effects the living standards of Russians who live in Russia
• because Russian President Putin wants to take control over the industry of Ukraine on which Russia critically depends.
It calls as bandit policy for rough seize of assets in neighboring state.
While Russian President Vladimir Putin's capabilities threw on a senseless bloody war with neighboring Ukraine, his own country continues to rapidly lose political and economical influence in the world. In this regard, African continent is a very obvious example.
The president of Russia Putin visited Republic of Belarus at the beginning of July, 2014. He had a restricted meeting with the president of Belarus Lukashenko. There is no information about the issues discussed on this meeting. But the Geostrategy Group has received some indications that the plan of possible entering Russian army through the territory of Belarus to Ukraine was discussed. What Ukraine should think as an adequate response to this potential challenge?
In view of very complicated and unfriendly international political environment toward Russia, who aggressively behaves towards its neighboring country – Ukraine, Moscow is seeking the practical ways to split the EU position regarding Ukraine. Austria – is one of the EU country which assists Russia to complicate the way out in East Ukraine crisis.