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Auslander reports on Ukrainian refugees situation in Crimea

Wednesday, 4 June 2014, 2:11 pm | The Vineyard of the Saker

Today after Church we went to a facility that is housing some of the children and women from Slavyansk. The group consisted of Father and his wife, a senior Navy officer and his wife and we two. The officer had informed the facility of the time of our ... More >>

Russia, Chechnia and the Ukraine - hoping for the impossible

Thursday, 29 May 2014, 4:57 pm | The Vineyard of the Saker

As you probably know, the two Russian journalists who worked for the LifeNews, Oleg Sidyakin and Marat Saichenko, were finally freed and brought back home via Grozny in Chechnia. You might even have heard that the President of Chechnia, Ramzan Kadyrov, ... More >>

Ukraine SITREP May 20th, 16:28 UTC/Zulu: deliberate chaos

Wednesday, 21 May 2014, 2:49 pm | The Vineyard of the Saker

I think that we can all agree that the situation in the Ukraine is one of total chaos. Renat Akhmetov, the local oligarch-mobster, had declared that his companies will go on a "warning strike" for 3 hours per day because Akhmetov was angered that the ... More >>

Commander of the militia of Donetsk People's Republic

Tuesday, 20 May 2014, 2:10 pm | The Vineyard of the Saker

“Citizens of Donetsk People's Republic, I address you with a quest. It's the quest to protect your Motherland, your homes, your families, your people. I have to ask you to do the thing which by all human standards is not required to ask. As it was ... More >>

Who will have to pay for "Ukraine v2"?

Friday, 16 May 2014, 5:02 pm | The Vineyard of the Saker

I just wanted to mention here a topic which is not often discussed in the western press but which does pop-up with some regularity in the Russian press. Let's set aside the current events and ask ourselves the following question: Sooner or later ... More >>

Ukraine SITREP update - May 3nd

Sunday, 4 May 2014, 10:58 am | The Vineyard of the Saker

What happened in Odessa yesterday is much worse than what the initial reports had indicated: it was truly a deliberate and blood-curling massacre. To summarize: More >>

The US plan for the Ukraine - a hypothesis

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 1:59 pm | The Vineyard of the Saker

Listening to Lavrov today I came to the conclusion that the regime in Kiev was indeed about to try to attack the eastern Ukraine. It's not only Lavrov, the Russian Internet is on "red alert" and chock-full of rumors and speculation about an imminent attack. More >>

Commentary on the Geneva Statement on Ukraine

Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 4:38 pm | The Vineyard of the Saker

The Guardian published the full text of the Geneva Statement. This is what eight hours of negotiations produced: The Geneva meeting on the situation in Ukraine agreed on initial concrete steps to de-escalate tensions and restore security for all citizens. More >>

Making sense of the latest Kerry Lavrov deal

Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 4:01 pm | The Vineyard of the Saker

Ok, first the necessary caveats: 1) Kerry and Lavrov already had a deal on Syria, also made in Geneva, but then the USA reneged. 2) The EU also had a deal on the Ukraine with Yanukovich, who was overthrown literally the next day. 3) The USA, NATO and ... More >>

Ukraine SITREP April 21, 19:32 UTC/Zulu

Tuesday, 22 April 2014, 9:31 am | The Vineyard of the Saker

The situation in the Ukraine continues to be characterized by complete chaos and a gradual and steady strengthening of the resistance in the East. More >>

Ukraine : Making Sense Of The Latest Kerry Lavrov Deal

Saturday, 19 April 2014, 9:59 am | The Vineyard of the Saker

Now, in my opinion, very little has in fact been agreed to, and all that has been agreed to is vague, ambiguous and lacks any verifiable landmarks to achieve within a clear timetable. More >>

*Very* interesting reply of Putin during yesterday's Q&A

Saturday, 19 April 2014, 9:52 am | The Vineyard of the Saker

Yesterday Putin had a four hour long Q&A on Russian TV . I will not post it here, but one reply by Putin is really interesting. See for yourself: More >>

Ukraine : Geneva Statement Of April 17, 2014 & Commentary

Saturday, 19 April 2014, 9:51 am | The Vineyard of the Saker

FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014 Full Text Of The Geneva Statement Of April 17, 2014 And A Short Commentary More >>

Ukraine : What Russia Really Wants | The Saker

Saturday, 19 April 2014, 9:46 am | The Vineyard of the Saker

Okay, I decided to squeeze in one more post before taking time off for Holy Paskha, this is well worth it. More >>

Ukraine SITREP April 16 - Ukrainian civil war day 2

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 3:26 pm | The Vineyard of the Saker

It is still a little early to call this day over, especially considering the time it takes for the information to seep out of the eastern Ukraine and make it to the Internet. Furthermore, we have to be extremely cautious with the news not only because ... More >>

Ukraine SITREP April 15 - Ukrainian civil war day 1

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 4:19 pm | The Vineyard of the Saker

The first day of what will become the Ukrainian Civil war has finished and since by tomorrow morning a lot can happen, I have decided to provide this intermediate SITREP update tonight rather than to wait for tomorrow. More >>

Ukraine SITREP April 15 10:54 EST - Sharp turn for the worse

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 8:34 am | The Vineyard of the Saker

It appears that after a few days of confusion and chaos, the regime in Kiev and its western sponsors have decided to try to solve the problem by brute force. More >>

Statement of Russia's Vitalii Churkin to UNSC April 12 2014

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 9:07 am | The Vineyard of the Saker

(After Ukrainian representative’s statement) Thank you, Ms. Chairman. Today many words, many statements were sounded but the first impression I would like to share with my colleagues is that they do not look at the watch. Now it is a half past nine ... More >>

Ukraine SITREP April 14, 13:00 EST | The Saker

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 8:14 am | The Vineyard of the Saker

The following cities have seen uprisings taking place over the week-end: Kharkov, Slaviansk, Krasnyi Liman, Kramatorsk, Lugansk, Enakievo, Gorlovka, Donetsk, Khartsyzk, Ilovaisk, Mariupol. To get a feel for the spread, check out this map: More >>

Alexei Pushkov Press Conf. Following PACE Vote On Russia

Monday, 14 April 2014, 10:32 am | The Vineyard of the Saker

PUSHKOV : We think that those people who took part in making those decisions did not have the moral right to make them. More >>