It is difficult to say what is expected of the new US plenipotentiary representative for Ukraine, it is obviously a transfer-communicative link in the relations between Washington and Moscow. Previously, this role played Nuland, now it was replaced by Volcker. Nuland and Volker are not sympathizers of the Russian Federation and are, in fact, representatives of those circles who stood for organizing a coup d’état in Ukraine. It is extremely unlikely that the replacement of personalities here will affect something, because the contradictions here are of a strategic and ideological nature.
Topic “First Studio” — the third anniversary of the referendum on the reunification of the Crimea with Russia. Experts of the “First channel” talk about the phenomenon of the Crimean consensus, talking about how life has changed Crimeans during these three years, trying to understand what steps should Russia take to Europe and the West has recognized the Crimea part of Russia.
Video posted by Gennady Oak on the third anniversary of the beginning of Russian spring in the Donbass.
The US President Donald trump has made it clear that he expects the return of the Crimea to the Ukraine and de-escalate the situation in the East of the country. This position was outlined Tuesday at a regular press briefing the press Secretary of the White house Sean Spicer.
As we know from prominent Ukrainian experts, to build a bridge to Kerch is impossible. Now it is obvious even from space.
With how hard we defended our Crimea during the Crimean war when on the side of the Turks against us, made entire West, it is hard to imagine Russian soldiers poured blood on every piece of land in Sevastopol. But this is not just imperialism, it is a spiritual gesture of the fulfillment of our historic mission: in Crimea, a Russian Prince, and through him the Russian State and the Russian people were entrusted with the light of Christ faith. So we carried her peoples to piously observed and protected. This Korsunsky oath alive in us to this day.
FSB of Russia has published a video footage that suggests that the Main intelligence Directorate of the defense Ministry of Ukraine was prepared in the Crimea a series of terrorist attacks. They would have claimed hundreds of lives of citizens of Russia and Ukraine.
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In the context of the Great Game between England and Russia, i.e. thalassocracy against tellurocracy, the balance of power was formed on the eve of the Crimean War. In this scenario, Russia was in a difficult situation, as it was faced with a large thalassocracy coalition and did not have a reliable partner or ally in Europe. Austria left Russia at a critical moment, while Britain and France were on the side of Turkey, adding another important strategic component to the anti-Russian front. From a geopolitical point of view, it was a huge success for British diplomacy: London managed to isolate Russia from all possible allies, and such a coalition and its actions would only be successful for the British Empire, under any circumstances.
When judged by size, the beefing up of the Black Sea Fleet may appear to be anti-climactic to citizens of Western nations that field large navies comprised of increasingly large and complex ships — such as the United States. But what makes the modernized capabilities of the Black Sea Fleet noteworthy is the key capability shared by the Kilo-class submarines, the Grigorovich-class frigates, and small missile corvettes: they all serve as launch platforms for Russia’s brand-new Kalibr land attack cruise missiles.
The Kalibr turned heads in October 2015, when Russia’s Caspian Flotilla launched a major salvo of the new cruise missiles from the Caspian Sea to hit alleged terrorist groups in Syria. The strike demonstrated that Russia now has long-range guided attack capabilities, which it previously lacked.
In addition to the new ships, Russia’s has stepped up land-based defenses. Missile and coastal defense systems now cover the peninsula, and new fighter and bomber wings are stationed at Crimean airfields.
The net result of this activity is simple: in two years Russia has created an elaborate defensive zone covering Crimea and most of the Black Sea region. With this net, it can both throw its weight around the neighborhood and seriously deter any potential foe from entering the Black Sea.
With even heavier additions on their way, Russia is on track to reassert itself as the dominant naval power in the Black Sea region.