The history of capture by separatists in the Eastern Ukraine the military representatives of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and after that the successful release them by Vladimir Lukin (Russia) and Torbjorn Jagland (the Secretary General of the Council of Europe) provides a rich food for thoughts regarding the scale of Russia’s influence on this organization.
The foreign policy and military activity of Russia, which has resulted in the annexation of the Crimea and attempted armed seizure of territories in Eastern Ukraine, led to the freezing of the active relations between Russia and the European Union and the United States. Is China stand behind the Russian isolation from active political and economic dialogue with the West?
Сarefully reviewing the shorthand and the video released after the intervention of Vladimir Putin before Russian audience on April 17, 2014, the Geostrategy used the method of psycholinguistic analysis, which allowed determining the so-called system of values in which current owner of the Kremlin is living. It provides the opportunity to see what is behind the political statements expressed by Putin.
The latest internal developments in Ukraine particularly related to the illegal annexation of the Crimea by Russia are still attracting a lot of attention of the world mass-media. Most of them are tending to consider Ukraine – Russia tensions as a part of the Russia’s global game aimed at reshaping the existing world order.
Falling of Yanukovych’s regime caused by pressure from civil society, and the annexation of the Russian Federation a part of Ukraine, spooked Central Asia. Primarily - Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, where significant Russian-speaking population are living. The local residents fear that the Kremlin could use this as an excuse for domestic interference in their lives by playing the same "Crimean card."
The Geostrategy considers the crisis situation in the Crimea in a broader international context. In the world today there are many conflict zones, similar to the situation in the Autonomy. These conflicts are in various stages of development, but the brutal behavior of Russia could cause them sharp aggravation and, consequently, the occurrence of latent conflicts in the “hot phase”.
The ongoing profound political crisis in Crimea is affecting the whole Black sea region. Turkey, which is a Ukraine’s strategic partner, is strangely keeping the silence on this matter. What reasons are behind of this rather strange Turkey’s behavior? Are there any secret agreements reached between Turkey and Russia – the country which is deeply and quickly sliding into the international isolation?
The acting foreign minister Leonod Kozhara is preparing the corruption scheme which is solely aimed at using the state budget resources for personal enrichment of the minister and his close partners.
According to the accumulated recent data statistics on the development of the 83 Russian regions, rather difficult political and economical perspective could be predicted for its neighboring country. Difficult situation in the Russian regions has already leaded to covert rebellion. Ukrainian officials should think twice before deciding to turn to the Customs Union instead of the EU perspectives.
A lot of complicated speculations had been made around the traveling of the member of Ukrainian Parliament Elena Bondarenko to the United States. Someone insisted that the US Embassy, taking into account the latest repressions against Ukrainians, canceled the entry visa for Elena Bondarenko, who is an active member of the ruling Party of regions. What could be true in this story?