Prensa Humiliation, Peace and II Minsk War 

‘We are more convinced than ever that the Minsk II agreements must be applied’ François Hollande stressed after being asked about the serious violation of the agreements by the pro-Russian militias and the surrendering of more than 2,000 soldiers of the Ukrainian Army in the strategic city of Debaltsevo. ‘Let us not get our hopes up, the peace process in Ukraine will take,’ German Chancellor Angela Merkel concluded.

Prensa Ceasefire in Ukraine: Minsk II

The second cease-fire in Ukraine (Minsk II) between the Government of Kiev and the pro-Russian separatists, signed after marathon rounds of negotiations between the presidents of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany, has not achieved the goal prematurely announced by François Hollande: to give a final solution to the conflict in south-eastern Ukraine. In fact, Minsk II was based on the same assumptions as the previous treaty (Minsk I), the main purpose of which was to stop the war, given the high number of fatalities. 

Prensa State of the Russian Nation

On 4 December, Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed the citizens of his country in his traditional speech on the state of the nation. This annual address, which can be divided into three parts – Economy, Foreign and Defence Policy – is intended primarily for the Russian people and describes the medium-term strategy of the Kremlin. According to the Russian President, the next four or five years are going to be very difficult and critical for Russia. Given the popular belief that the Russians are a nation of survivors who thrive in difficult situations and never give up, Putin proclaimed that they must face the challenges and win and, presenting himself as the only man capable of ensuring the stability of country, proposed 'not waste a good crisis like this one.'

Prensa Ceasefire in Ukraine

On 5 September in Minsk, the Government of Ukraine and the pro-Russian separatists signed a ceasefire agreement previously negotiated between the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, and the Ukrainian President, Petro Poroshenko. This agreement portrays a new phase of the Ukrainian crisis: in the first place, NATO, the USA. and the European Union have definitively ruled out a military pulse with Russia to avoid the escalation to a possible armed confrontation. Meanwhile, the Government of Kiev has acknowledged that they have lost control of the South-East and has yielded to Russian military pressure. Finally, the agreement involves the establishment on pragmatic reality, rather than a moral and democratic vision. But this new situation raises three questions: 1) What does the ceasefire...

Prensa Kosovo Takes its Toll

La Unión Soviética desapareció de la escena internacional en unas pocas semanas del año 1991 y, con ella, el imperio territorial que bajo las consignas del marxismo-leninismo había sido creado en 1917. La Federación Rusa se tiene a sí misma por la heredera legítima y a todos los efectos de la Unión de Repúblicas Socialistas Soviéticas, cuyo tránsito hacia la nada sigue siendo recordado con dolor y nostalgia por no pocos, y alienta esperanzas de recuperar lo perdido –territorio e influencia– en la medida en que el tiempo y las oportunidades lo permitan. Sobre todo ahora, cuando la bonanza energética permite a los inquilinos del Kremlin un margen de maniobra impensable en el harapiento conglomerado en que había terminado por convertirse la segunda de las superpotencias.

Prensa Kosovo Takes its Toll

La Unión Soviética desapareció de la escena internacional en unas pocas semanas del año 1991 y, con ella, el imperio territorial que bajo las consignas del marxismo-leninismo había sido creado en 1917. La Federación Rusa se tiene a sí misma por la heredera legítima y a todos los efectos de la Unión de Repúblicas Socialistas Soviéticas, cuyo tránsito hacia la nada sigue siendo recordado con dolor y nostalgia por no pocos, y alienta esperanzas de recuperar lo perdido ?territorio e influencia? en la medida en que el tiempo y las oportunidades lo permitan. Sobre todo ahora, cuando la bonanza energética permite a los inquilinos del Kremlin un margen de maniobra impensable en el harapiento conglomerado en que había terminado por convertirse la segunda de las superpotencias.

Prensa Humiliation, Peace and II Minsk War 

02.23.2015. ‘We are more convinced than ever that the Minsk II agreements must be applied’ François Hollande stressed after being asked about the serious violation of the agreements by the pro-Russian militias and the surrendering of more than 2,000 soldiers of the Ukrainian Army in the strategic city of Debaltsevo. ‘Let us not get our hopes up, the peace process in Ukraine will take,’ German Chancellor Angela Merkel concluded.

Prensa Ceasefire in Ukraine: Minsk II

02.13.2015. The second cease-fire in Ukraine (Minsk II) between the Government of Kiev and the pro-Russian separatists, signed after marathon rounds of negotiations between the presidents of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany, has not achieved the goal prematurely announced by François Hollande: to give a final solution to the conflict in south-eastern Ukraine. In fact, Minsk II was based on the same assumptions as the previous treaty (Minsk I), the main purpose of which was to stop the war, given the high number of fatalities. 

Prensa State of the Russian Nation

12.11.2014. On 4 December, Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed the citizens of his country in his traditional speech on the state of the nation. This annual address, which can be divided into three parts – Economy, Foreign and Defence Policy – is intended primarily for the Russian people and describes the medium-term strategy of the Kremlin. According to the Russian President, the next four or five years are going to be very difficult and critical for Russia. Given the popular belief that the Russians are a nation of survivors who thrive in difficult situations and never give up, Putin proclaimed that they must face the challenges and win and, presenting himself as the only man capable of ensuring the stability of country, proposed 'not waste a good crisis like this one.'

Prensa Ceasefire in Ukraine

09.30.2014. On 5 September in Minsk, the Government of Ukraine and the pro-Russian separatists signed a ceasefire agreement previously negotiated between the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, and the Ukrainian President, Petro Poroshenko. This agreement portrays a new phase of the Ukrainian crisis: in the first place, NATO, the USA. and the European Union have definitively ruled out a military pulse with Russia to avoid the escalation to a possible armed confrontation. Meanwhile, the Government of Kiev has acknowledged that they have lost control of the South-East and has yielded to Russian military pressure. Finally, the agreement involves the establishment on pragmatic reality, rather than a moral and democratic vision. But this new situation raises three questions: 1) What does the ceasefire...

Prensa Kosovo Takes its Toll

09.01.2008. La Unión Soviética desapareció de la escena internacional en unas pocas semanas del año 1991 y, con ella, el imperio territorial que bajo las consignas del marxismo-leninismo había sido creado en 1917. La Federación Rusa se tiene a sí misma por la heredera legítima y a todos los efectos de la Unión de Repúblicas Socialistas Soviéticas, cuyo tránsito hacia la nada sigue siendo recordado con dolor y nostalgia por no pocos, y alienta esperanzas de recuperar lo perdido –territorio e influencia– en la medida en que el tiempo y las oportunidades lo permitan. Sobre todo ahora, cuando la bonanza energética permite a los inquilinos del Kremlin un margen de maniobra impensable en el harapiento conglomerado en que había terminado por convertirse la segunda de las superpotencias.

Publicaciones Kosovo Takes its Toll

09.01.2008. La Unión Soviética desapareció de la escena internacional en unas pocas semanas del año 1991 y, con ella, el imperio territorial que bajo las consignas del marxismo-leninismo había sido creado en 1917. La Federación Rusa se tiene a sí misma por la heredera legítima y a todos los efectos de la Unión de Repúblicas Socialistas Soviéticas, cuyo tránsito hacia la nada sigue siendo recordado con dolor y nostalgia por no pocos, y alienta esperanzas de recuperar lo perdido ?territorio e influencia? en la medida en que el tiempo y las oportunidades lo permitan. Sobre todo ahora, cuando la bonanza energética permite a los inquilinos del Kremlin un margen de maniobra impensable en el harapiento conglomerado en que había terminado por convertirse la segunda de las superpotencias.