Les Bystrzycki

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How The Western Press Is Getting It Terribly Wrong In Ukraine

When the pundits talk about Vladimir Putin’s offensive in Ukraine, they usually mean troops and tanks, but his greatest weapons are ,in fact, his propaganda machine and the gullible western media.<p>So far, he has been winning stunning victories without firing a shot. Make no mistake, Vladimir Putin …

Warning Shots Fired at Unarmed Ukraine Troops Who Want Jobs Back

Troops loyal to Moscow fired warning shots at unarmed Ukrainian soldiers protesting in the strategic Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea on Tuesday.<p>The pro-Russian troops, who had taken control of the Belbek air base, fired into the air as around 300 Ukrainian soldiers, who previously manned the …

Russia

Russia reserves the right to intervene in Ukraine, says Putin

Russia will only use force as ‘a last resort’ in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin told reporters in Moscow. It was the hotly anticipated response from the leader to the recent developments in Crimea. He denied that any Russian troops were stationed in the country, claiming that local …

‘We control everything’: Crimea breaks ties with Ukraine

Crimea's new Prime Minister says he is taking control of all military forces and government departments in the territory, declaring an official break with Kiev.<p>In a press conference Tuesday Sergey Aksenov, who was named Prime Minister last week, said the new government in Kiev was illegal and "mad".<p>…

$1 Billion: That’s How Much Kerry Just Pledged to Ukraine — and Putin Breaks His Silence

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Kiev Tuesday to show U.S. support for the fledgling Ukraine government, and the Obama administration announced with his arrival a $1 billion energy subsidy package. The fast-moving developments came as the United States readied economic …

Putin Pulls Back Troops, Says No Need for Military Action in Ukraine

In a small press conference on Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed there were no Russian troops in Ukraine. However, he maintained that …

Putin on Ukraine: 'This Is an Unconstitutional Coup'

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Jared Leto's Oscars Acceptance Speech Was Cut Out Of The Russian Broadcast. Was It Because He Mentioned Ukraine?

Russia’s biggest television station canceled its live broadcast of the Oscars Sunday night, which some outlets after the fact connected to Jared Leto’s mention of Ukraine in his acceptance speech. For their part, Russian state-run Channel One said that in light of breaking reports on the Ukraine …

GOP Senator Links Ukraine, Benghazi

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina tweeted on Tuesday that the ongoing crisis in Ukraine "started" with the Obama administration's response to the 2012 Benghazi attacks.<p>Graham is a frequent critic of the Obama administration on foreign policy issues and a leading voice of outrage over …

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