Sunday, July 13, 2014

Breaking news- Putin & Merkel "constructive talks" regarding Ukraine

Interesting tidbit- 

Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have agreed that the situation in Ukraine, where Kiev is continuing an offensive against pro-Russian separatists in the east, is "deteriorating", the Kremlin says.
"Putin and Merkel had a constructive, very thorough dialogue during which they discussed in detail possible options for resolving the situation in Ukraine," Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov told the Russian news agency Ria Novosti.
"The two leaders agreed that unfortunately the situation is deteriorating."
They also "stressed the need for the urgent resumption of a contact group on Ukraine, possibly via videoconference," Peskov said.
"According to (Putin and Merkel), for this to happen there needs to be a statement as soon as possible concerning a ceasefire, a prisoner exchange, and the return of (international) monitors" in eastern Ukraine, he added.
 Notice!- Putin and Merkel (Russia and Germany) want this situation to calm down. They want a ceasefire. Prisoner exchange. And return of  monitors. Kiev wants to slaughter civilians. With the US standing firmly behind them.
The talks between the two leaders came as fresh clashes between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces killed 18 civilians and forced Kiev's new Western-backed President Petro Poroshenko to cancel a crucial meeting with Putin at the World Cup in Brazil.
Over three months of fighting in Ukraine's restive east have claimed more than 550 lives so far.


  1. Russia is apparently considering pinpoint strikes in response to ongoing border infringements.

    Russian authorities consider pinpoint strikes on the territory of Ukraine in response to attacks of the Russian territory in the Rostov region, near Donetsk.

    According to the Kommersant newspaper that cites a source close to the Kremlin, the Russian side "knows exactly where the fire comes from." According to the source, it goes about individual targeted attacks on positions on the Russian territory.

    1. they may be considering this, but, I would be shocked if this happened.

    2. Hi Penny,

      A Kremlin spokesman has dismissed the reports.

      "Moscow. July 14. INTERFAX.RU - The Kremlin called "nonsense" message about the possibility of pinpoint strikes on the territory of Ukraine after getting fired from Ukrainian territory shells into homes in the Rostov region.

      "Reports that Russia is considering the possibility of shocks - nonsense, do not correspond to reality," - said the president's press secretary Dmitry Peskov agency Bloomberg. He noted that Russia exclude such a scenario."

    3. I suspected as much