The Second Report on how the international mass-media cover the developments in Ukraine, particularly related to the tensions on Eastern Ukraine is presented below. The new trends of covering, sometimes rather unpleased for the Ukrainian Government, appeared in the world mass-media. Proceeding from those trends Ukrainian politicians must demonstrate the concrete results in implementation of reforms, even despite obvious difficulties on Eastern Ukraine.
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?
The Russian military aggression against Ukraine which became the reality on the ground on August 28, 2014 was widely condemned by the majority of the world political leaders. Putin is pushing Russian people to the international isolation with a high speed. It clearly reflects in the statements made by the world leaders.
The bloody crisis in the Eastern Ukraine provoked by the Russian Federation is negatively affecting the most European Union’s countries. First and foremost, it relates to the context of the economic consequences. At the same time, there no reasons for celebration the so-called “victory of Russia over the Europe”.The political perspectives for Putin are very bleak.
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?
The ongoing political and military tensions that are now taking place in the Eastern Ukraine – Donbas and Luhansk –clearly show that huge geopolitical rift is appearing on the border between Europe and Eurasia. Russian has already made its choice. Ukraine is also doing its own, but with very painful consequences.