An Appeal to Angela Merkel to Fulfil Her Obligations Under Minsk II

Sehr geehrte Frau Merkel, I write this appeal to the person who I believe more than anyone holds the key to peace or war in Ukraine and possibly even Europe as a whole. As you are well aware, thanks in part to the role you played in brokering the 2nd Minsk agreement, there is at this current point in time relative calm in Ukraine. Yes there are occasional ceasefire violations — ceasefires almost never bring about perfect peace — but the […]

Two Children Dead. But Who Did It?

Here is an extract from a typical report on the BBC, reporting on a recent incident in Ukraine. You can read the whole report here: “Two teenagers died and four were wounded when an artillery shell hit a school playing field as they played football in eastern Ukraine. The attack in Donetsk came as both sides in the Ukrainian conflict accused each other of tearing up a peace deal. A fragile ceasefire has been in place since 5 September, although hundreds […]

The metamorphosis of William Hague and the selective reporting of the BBC

Watching the Western governments who inspired the armed coup which toppled the legitimately elected President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, react to the referendums in Donetsk and Luhansk is really rather funny. The elections were “illegal” a “farce” and, according to the warmonger British Foreign Secretary, William Hague, have “zero credibility in the eyes of the world”. So in Mr Hague’s world, a “government” which came to power off the back of an armed coup led by the known neo-Nazi group, Pravy […]