A view of an explosion after shelling is seen not far from Debaltseve. Click to enlarge

Pro-Russian Rebels Seize Strategic Town of Debaltseve

As pro-Russian fighters consolidate their gains in eastern Ukraine, the battle lines for the next major military confrontation are being drawn

A Ukrainian serviceman stands on top of a KRAZ armoured vehicle close to a car of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Soledar of Donetsk Oblast on Feb. 17. Click to enlarge

Ukraine truce unravels as rebels advance into government-held town

Up to 90 per cent of the besieged city of Debaltseve may now be in the hands of pro-Russian insurgents with the “ceasefire” now in tatters

Russian paratroopers near the border with Ukraine. Click to enlarge

Russia carries out snap check of paratroopers in western Russia

Is Russia readying itself for a more extensive military intervention in Ukraine?

Nikolai Starikov. Why the West destroys and humiliates peoples.

Russian writer and activist on the power which seizes power on a planetary scale

America’s Greatest Enemy Is Russia, Not North Korea; Military Is A Critical Threat, Says New Poll

Gallup poll finds Putin’s Russia replaces Ahmadinejad’s Iran and North Korea as America’s public enemy number 1

Putin smiles as Ukraine unravels

Putin Smiles as Ukraine Unravels

An important article by Justin Raimondo with commentary from Lasha Darkmoon

US-rael’s NWO plans to destabilise & topple Putin’s Russia! Evgeny Fedorov Analysis

Deputy in the Russian parliament, Evgeny Fedorov, says the U.S. will attack Russia this year. Includes videos

Poland kicks off unprecedented military spending spree

With an eye on events unfolding just over its eastern border, Poland has embarked on an unprecedented military spending spree worth billions

Donbass prevents full Ukraine-Russia war. Nikolai Starikov

Interesting. The principle of thesis and antithesis at work on a national scale. With English subtitles

Ukrainian leaded Petro Poroshenko. Click to enlarge

Shelling Abruptly Stops as Poroshenko Orders Government to Implement Cease-Fire

Speaking on condition of anonymity, a rebel in eastern Ukraine said local fighters were being helped by “guests from Russia.”

Ukrainian Army Soldiers Surrender in Debaltesvo “Cauldron”.

Ukrainian soldiers tell of how Kiev provided them with little support and only deployed “barrier squads” behind front line units to prevent them retreating. With English subtitles

Is peace or war at hand?

Is peace or war at hand?

Paul Craig Roberts ponders which will prevail.

‘Russia’s Growing Threat’?

Is the prospect of war with Russia just an unimaginable possibility? Or could that Cold War nightmare soon become a grim reality?

Anti-Western sentiments in Russia at record levels: Poll

In the immediate aftermath of the collapse of the Soviet Union only a fraction of Russians viewed the U.S. in a negative light. Now more than 80 percent do

Le Pen says Washington attempting to start ‘war in Europe’

Of course, she’s right. The only question is: will Putin play along?

Kerry Claims Russia Tries to Fundamentally Alter European Landscape

Of course this is precisely what the U.S. and its allies are trying to do. Meanwhile efforts to demonise Putin continue

Russian Su-34. Click to enlarge

Russian Air Force And Navy To Receive 200 New Aircraft In 2015, More Than Most World Air Forces Have

Russia forces have undergone an ambitious rearmament and modernisation program

Europeans warn Washington: arming Kiev will backfire

German and British officials argue that arming Ukraine could escalate the conflict and provide Russia with an excuse to intervene directly

The Fallujah Option for East Ukraine

Mike Whitney explains why Washington’s insiders want a war in Ukraine

NATO commander: West shouldn’t rule out sending arms to Ukraine

Crucially NATO commander U.S. General Breedlove said regarding Ukraine “I don’t think we should preclude out of hand the possibility of the military option,”