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Turkey warns U.S., Russia against backing Kurdish militia in Syria | Reuters

A frame grab taken from footage released by Russia's Defence Ministry October 9, 2015, shows a Russian Su-34 fighter-bomber dropping a bomb in the air over Syria. REUTERS/Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation/Handout via Reuters

A frame grab taken from footage released by Russia’s Defence Ministry October 9, 2015, shows a Russian Su-34 fighter-bomber dropping a bomb in the air over Syria. REUTERS/MINISTRY OF DEFENCE OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS

 

Turkey has warned the United States and Russia it will not tolerate Kurdish territorial gains by Kurdish militia close to its frontiers in north-western Syria, two senior officials said.

 

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„The PYD has been getting closer with both the United States and Russia of late. We view the PYD as a terrorist group and we want all countries to consider the consequences of their cooperation,“ one of the Turkish officials said.

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Ukraine ‚must double‘ defence spending to $3bn – minister | BBC News

Ukrainian troops at Chuguyev base

Ukraine says its military needs to buy equipment from the West in order to combat the heavily armed rebels

 

Ukraine must double its military budget next year to $3bn (£1.9bn) to fund the fight against pro-Russian rebels, the defence minister has said.

 

Stepan Poltorak told parliament that this figure included an extra $110m for buying weapons abroad.

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The Ukraine crisis began a year ago, when then-President Viktor Yanukovych abandoned an agreement on closer trade ties with EU in favour of closer co-operation with Russia.

 

This decision sparked pro-EU protests in the capital Kiev, eventually toppling Mr Yanukovych in February.

 

In the weeks that followed, Russia annexed Crimea, in Ukraine’s south, and pro-Russian separatists took control of Donetsk and Luhansk, declaring independence.

 

The crisis has caused a serious rift between Russia and Ukraine’s Western supporters.

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G-20-Gastgeber: Australien zieht Sicherheit der Freiheit vor | ZEIT ONLINE

Mehr Macht für Polizei und Geheimdienst, Razzien, Druck auf Medien: G-20-Gastgeber Australien geht nicht nur für den Gipfel auf Nummer sicher. Kritik ist nicht erwünscht. VON JÖRG SCHMILEWSKI

 

G20-Gastgeber: Australien zieht Sicherheit der Freiheit vor

Polizisten patrouillieren im australischen Brisbane, wo am kommenden Wochenende der G-20-Gipfel zu Gast ist. | © Jason Reed/Reuters

 

Der australische Premierminister Tony Abbott hat den Journalisten aus aller Welt zum G-20-Gipfel in Brisbane ein teures neues Pressezentrum spendiert. Den angereisten Medienvertretern soll es an nichts fehlen – womöglich, damit sie den Tagungsort nicht verlassen. Denn vor den Türen des Treffens, in Brisbanes Stadtteil South Bank, herrscht an diesem Wochenende der Ausnahmezustand: Mithilfe einer Sonderverordnung wurde das Demonstrationsrecht eingeschränkt; die Polizei darf Gipfel-Gegner ohne konkreten Anlass festsetzen; Demonstranten droht Haft ohne Haftbefehl.

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SZ-Kommentar zu Joachim Gaucks Russland-Schelte – Politik | Süddeutsche.de

Joachim Gaucks Russland-Schelte

Der unbesonnene Präsident

 

Commemoration of the start of WW II 75 years ago

Bundespräsident Joachim Gauck während der Gedenkfeier zum 75. Jahrestag des Beginns des Zweiten Weltkriegs auf der Westerplatte in Danzig (Foto: dpa)

 

Bundespräsident Joachim Gauck rüstet verbal auf – gegen Russland. Dabei hat Gauck vor kurzem – in Frankreich – noch die Partnerschaft mit ehemaligen Feinden angemahnt. Die 30 Millionen sowjetischen Kriegsopfer erwähnt er mit keinem Wort. Das ist nicht klug.

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Nato: Militärische Antwort auf Russland – Nachrichten Politik – Ausland | DIE WELT

„Die Nato muss auf grüne Männchen vorbereitet sein“

 

Geht Russland auf Nato-Gebiet vor wie in der Ukraine, schlägt das Bündnis zurück. Nato-Oberbefehlshaber Philip Breedlove warnt den Kreml im „Welt“-Gespräch scharf vor dessen neuer Kriegsführung.

 

US-General Philip Breedlove, Oberbefehlshaber der Nato in Europa

US-General Philip Breedlove, Oberbefehlshaber der Nato in Europa Foto: AP

 

Philip Breedlove versteckt sich nicht hinter den üblichen Worthülsen, die man von Militärs oft bekommt. Im Mai 2013 wurde der 58-Jährige Oberbefehlshaber der Nato in Europa und steuert das Bündnis seither täglich durch sich verschärfende Krisen. Besonders gegenüber Russland scheut er nicht die verbale Konfrontation.

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German TV show ridicules ‚evidence‘ of Russian involvement in Ukraine crisis | RT News

Screenshot from youtube video by extra 3

Screenshot from youtube video by extra 3

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The host of Extra 3, the comedy show, got the program going with a few pieces of ‚evidence‘: a US-photographed satellite image that supposedly depicts Russian complicity in cross-border fire with Ukraine, then a picture that appeared to be drawn by a child with color crayons.

 

Christian Ehring pulled no punches when sharing his frank belief that the coverage of the Ukrainian crisis by the Western media has been full of holes since its start in February.

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▶ CNN Interview with RT Anchor Explodes: (FULL) Chris Cuomo vs Peter Lavelle. | YouTube

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92kG2tMBR40

CNN New Day host Chris Cuomo, who’s been reporting from Ukraine this week, got into an explosive dozen-minute shouting match with RT anchor Peter Lavelle Wednesday morning, as the two men largely yelled past each other over Russia’s culpability in the downing of flight MH17 and the evidence since offered by western powers.

 

Cuomo asked Lavelle why Putin had allowed the crime scene to so deteriorate, while Lavelle argued that Putin had no control over a foreign country’s territory. The two fought over the existence of the west’s evidence that Moscow-backed Ukrainian separatists fired the missile that took down the plane, with Lavelle claiming it came from „Twitter.“

 

„The U.S. government condemned Russia before the bodies were even off the ground,“ Lavelle said. „What kind of logic is that?… U.S intelligence has no idea what it’s talking about. Or it knows what happens and it doesn’t want the world to find out what really happened.“

 

Lavelle’s thoughts were not entirely different from what CNN heard from its own foreign correspondent Diana Magnay yesterday; on the other hand, RT just lost one of its foreign correspondents, Sara Firth, who loudly accused the network of submitting to Putin’s agenda on the way out.

 

From there the interview quickly escalated into accusations of water-carrying and stupidity, as Cuomo accused Lavelle of dodging his queries to protect Russia and Lavelle accused Cuomo of asking loaded questions intended to assign blame ahead of facts.

 

„Here’s the difference between you and me, Peter. You are obsessed with clearing Russia from culpability,“ Cuomo said, going on to say he „seemed to be acting like a representative of Russia.“ „Why should you carry water for Russia when you’re supposed to be a journalist?“

 

„You carry water for the U.S. State Department,“ Lavelle said, calling Cuomo’s questions stupid and added that western joiurnalists were „denying the agency of people in eastern Ukraine. You just think they’re puppets of Russia. That’s simply not true.“ „CHRIS CUOMO PETER LAVELLE“ „CNN“ „RUSSIA TODAY“ „RT“

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