September 1, 2014
'If I Want, I Will Take Kiev in Two Weeks', Putin Warns EU's Barroso #Russia #Putin #Ukraine

‘If I Want, I Will Take Kiev in Two Weeks’, Putin Warns EU’s Barroso #Russia #Putin #Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued a threat to outgoing European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso that he could “take Kiev in two weeks” if he wanted, 1 Italian media reports have said. 

According to Italian newspaper La Repubblica, the Russian leader made the belligerent statement in a phone call with the outgoing EU leader, who is set to be replaced by Luxembourg’s former prime…

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September 1, 2014
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation #Russia #RussiainvadedUkraine

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

Comment by the Information and Press Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the conclusions of the European Council regarding Ukraine.

1 September 2014

The analysis of a new series of “conclusions” adopted by the European Council on 30 August has shown yet again that EU member-states are still persistently and unconditionally backing the Kiev authorities.

The hysteria whipped up…

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September 1, 2014
Ukraine: Energy hackers share energy-saving ideas at TeslaCamp #Solar #GreenTechnologies #RenewableEnergy

 Anastasia VlasovaIryna Matviyishyn.

Volunteers of Greencubator register guests at the outdoor TeslaCamp near Kyiv on Aug. 30, 2014. © Anastasia Vlasova

Volunteers of Greencubator register guests at the outdoor TeslaCamp near Kyiv on Aug. 30, 2014. © Anastasia Vlasova.

On Aug. 29-30 Ukrainian energy hackers came up with new ideas of improving energy efficiency in Ukraine.  The outdoor, solar-powered hackathon, a collaborative  event attended by software developers and other specialists, called TeslaCamp, took…

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September 1, 2014
Azov Battalion fighters pledge to defend Mariupol to the end #Ukraine #Russia #RussiainvadedUkraine

 Oksana Grytsenko.

“Fighting with a Kalashnikov in this war is like (fighting) with a fly swatter,

“Fighting with a Kalashnikov in this war is like (fighting) with a fly swatter,” said “the Trojan,” a deputy commander of the Azov Battalion. © Kostyantyn Chernichkin

URZUF, Ukraine -Since Russian tanks appeared in Novoazovsk on Aug. 27, residents of Mariupol, a major port city in the southern Donetsk Oblast, have been bracing for an assault.

Activists have been digging trenches…

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September 1, 2014
Boris Nemtsov: Why does Putin wage war with Ukraine? Ukraine #Putin #RussiainvadedUkraine

Boris Nemtsov.

Putin's Soviet Russia
Putin’s Soviet Russia. © shoutout2day.com

At first glance, and from the point of view of a sane person, the war between Russia and Ukraine is some sort of a nightmare, a madness that only brings grief, conflicts and problems to all.

Half a year ago this scenario seemed unreal. It seems that it would take an enemy of both Russia and Ukraine to make enemies out of two peoples with…

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August 31, 2014
Renewable energy capacity grows at fastest ever pace #Wind #Solar #GreenTechnologies #RenewableEnergy

“Green technologies now produce 22% of world’s electricity”. 

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Wind turbines in China. Investment in renewable energy exceeded $250bn last year. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

Wind turbines in China. Investment in renewable energy exceeded $250bn last year. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters.

Wind, solar and other renewable power capacity grew at its strongest ever pace last year and now produces 22% of the world’s electricity, the International Energy Agency said on Thursday in a new report.

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August 31, 2014
NATO Summit Wales 2014 #NATOSummitUK #NATO

NATO Summit Wales 2014 #NATOSummitUK #NATO

10 Downing Street, London

On 4 to 5 September 2014, Wales will host the largest gathering of international leaders ever to take place in Britain as the UK hosts the NATO summit. President Obama, Chancellor Merkel, and President Hollande are expected to attend along with leaders and senior ministers from around 60 other countries.

The summit comes as NATO draws down from its longest ever mission in Afghanistan and against…

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August 31, 2014
Inquisitive Pskov Lawmaker Beaten Unconscious #Russia #Pskov

Inquisitive Pskov Lawmaker Beaten Unconscious #Russia #Pskov

 Alexey Eremenko.Lev ShlosbergLev Shlosberg.

A Pskov region lawmaker was found stumbling through the streets covered in blood on Friday, after having called attention to reports that local paratroopers may have been deployed to war-torn Ukraine.

Lev Shlosberg sustained temporary amnesia, head injuries, a broken nose and numerous bruises, Igor Yakovlev, an associate in the social-democratic party Yabloko, said…

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August 31, 2014
We need to tell the truth about what Russia is doing in Ukraine #Putin #RussiainvadedUkraine

Nato must face up to the realities of Putin’s war of aggression in eastern Europe – and take material steps to support Ukraine. 

.Putin's Soviet RussiaPutin’s Soviet Russia © shoutout2day.com

As the Ukraine crisis has intensified over the past six months, Russia has been developing a new form of warfare – inserting special forces, provoking, and slowly, deliberately escalating the conflict. Russian…

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August 31, 2014
Garry Kasparov: It’s a war, stupid! #RussiainvadedUkraine #Berlin #Washington

Garry Kasparov: It’s a war, stupid! #RussiainvadedUkraine #Berlin #Washington

This vocabulary of cowardice emanating from Berlin and Washington is as disgraceful as the black-is-white propaganda produced by Putin’s regime, and even more dangerous.

 Garry Kasparov.Ukrainian troops stop cars at a checkpoint as people flee the southern Ukrainian city of Mariupol in the Donetsk region amid fears of an offensive by pro-Russian militants on August 30, 2014. The European Union geared up a fresh wave of sanctions against Russia with warnings that the escalating conflict in Ukraine was putting all of Europe at risk of war. AFP PHOTO/ ANATOLII BOIKO © AFPUkrainian troops stop cars at a checkpoint as people flee the southern Ukrainian city of Mariupol in the Donetsk region amid fears of an offensive by pro-Russian militants on August 30, 2014. The European Union…

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