Putin calls for negotiations on statehood for southeast Ukraine – FT.com

English: Official portrait of Vladimir Putin S...

English: Official portrait of Vladimir Putin Suomi: Vladimir Putinin virallinen muotokuva Français : Portrait officiel de Vladimir Poutine Magyar: Hivatalos portré Vlagyimir Vlagyimirovics Putyin Italiano: Foto ufficiale di Vladimir Putin 日本語: ウラジーミル・プーチンの公式写真 ‪Norsk (bokmål)‬: Offisielt porttrettfoto av Vladimir Putin Nederlands: Staatsieportret van Vladimir Poetin ‪Norsk (nynorsk)‬: Offisielt portrettbilete av Vladimir Putin Polski: Oficjalny portret Władimira Putina 中文: 弗拉基米爾·普京的官方肖像 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

See Putin declare  his goal in this brilliant FT article. Check it out!

via Putin calls for negotiations on statehood for southeast Ukraine – FT.com.

Don’t you think that NATO and Western sanctions are behind the curve in Ukraine?

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European leaders warn Russian invasion of east Ukraine is ‘a point of no return’ – Telegraph

The Usage of the Russian language, a map with ...

The Usage of the Russian language, a map with the Russian legenda (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ukrainian language and Ukrainians with their n...

Ukrainian language and Ukrainians with their neighbours in the early 20th century. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Population of those whose mother language is U...

Population of those whose mother language is Ukrainian in Ukraine (2001) 日本語: ウクライナにおけるウクライナ語を母語としている人口 (2001) 한국어: 우크라이나 내(內) 우크라이나어 원어민 분포도 (2001) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an important, must-read, article from the Telegraph. Check it out!

via European leaders warn Russian invasion of east Ukraine is ‘a point of no return’ – Telegraph.

The article clearly captures the escalating crisis in the Ukraine, with Western leaders pleading with Russia to step back from escalating sanctions, and the brink of war.

This is my first of four viewpoints on the Ukrainian crisis from around the World, including Moscow, Beijing and Washington.

Thoughts?