By Blocking UN Resolution, US Shows That It Seeks Ukrainian Conflict Escalation
MOSCOW, August 22 (RIA Novosti) – By blocking the UN Security Council statement on the ceasefire in Ukraine, Washington has demonstrated that it wants to see further escalation of the Ukrainian conflict, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Friday.
“If the US opposes an absolutely non-confrontational, reconciliatory text, there can be no doubts that Washington intends to have the armed confrontation in Ukraine continued. It could be seen only as an attempt to ‘undermine’ the humanitarian mission,” the ministry said in a statement.
Moscow believes that such policy is hypocritical, the ministry added.
“Cynical disregard for the fate of civilians and ‘couldn’t care less’ attitude toward the international humanitarian law when it comes to geopolitical interests, becomes the core of the policy of the United States and its European satellites regarding Ukrainian,” the statement read.
“More and more questions are being raised about the ability of the current US administration to participate in the development of realistic and pragmatic approaches to international problems, to adequately assess the situation in the various regions of the world,” the Russia Foreign Ministry noted.
Russia called on the UN Security Council Thursday to adopt a statement urging a ceasefire in Ukraine while Russian humanitarian aid is being delivered to war-torn regions. The examination of the UN Security Council statement on Moscow’s proposal for a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine has been delayed. [...]
Kiev Plans to ‘Cleanse’ Besieged Cities Ahead of Independence
MOSCOW, August 22 (RIA Novosti) – Kiev is conducting a full-on military “cleansing” of the eastern Ukrainian cities of Luhansk and Donetsk before the country’s independence day on August 24, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on its website Friday.
“Kiev has delayed the formally needed agreement from the International Red Cross for several days in a row, inventing new pretexts and at the same time increasing attacks on Luhansk and Donetsk by using aviation and heavy armored equipment against housing blocks and civilian objects,” the ministry said.
Topic: Russia-Ukraine Gas Conflict
Kiev Says Ukraine Needs 5 Bln Cubic Meters of Russian Gas for Winter
Current Ukraine’s gas debt is estimated to be more than $5 billion.
Shell Suspends Shale Gas Production in Eastern Ukraine over Conflict
LONDON,(RIA Novosti) – Oil and gas giant Royal Dutch Shell has suspended shale gas production in eastern Ukraine, the company’s representative told RIA Novosti Wednesday.
“Currently we are not conducting drilling in eastern Ukraine. The security situation is such that we are not able to carry out certain activities scheduled by the shale gas production agreement for reasons beyond our control,” the source said.
European Powder Keg
Posted 20 Aug 2014
According to the Sovereign Thinkers Association a hot war between Russia and the puppet government in Kiev is unavoidable. Charlie and Eric break down how this will unfold.