Tag Archives: ukraine

Niinistö says ‘We can’t stand by while common values are threatened’

27 Aug

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Helsinki (YLE news) Finland’s President Sauli Niinistö has made a strong defence of EU sanctions on Russia, despite the cost to the Finnish economy. Addressing Finnish ambassadors in Helsinki, Niinistö also touched on Finland’s defence alliances and possible Nato membership.
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The lesson of downing Malaysian air in Ukraine: Where the U.S. doesn’t fly

20 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Following the downing in eastern Ukraine of Malaysian passenger airlines, Flight 17, which was shot down on July 17 by separatist rebels, the US has issued flight advisories and prohibitions for 14 airspaces around the world, identifying countries by name. The concerned states are:
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Ethiopia’s negative experiences through Ukraine-Crimea crisis lens: The Hypocrisy of the West

19 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory
By Prof. Messay Kebede, Universtiy of Dayton, Ohio, USA

The West is deploring the referendum in Crimea and threatening to apply economic sanctions against Russia, believed to be the instigator of the unfolding Ukrainian crisis. Some Western politicians even go the extent of advocating direct military aid so that Ukraine can oppose military resistance to the Russian aggression. The referendum, which is supposed to lead to the reintegration of Crimea into the Russian Federation, is characterized by the West as illegal.
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Putin hints at problems plaguing Russia: Corruption, stagnation, ethnic mafia, ethnic tensions

16 Dec

by Uwe KluBmann
Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

In his annual state of the nation address on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke about the need to rein in corruption and called for technological progress. But he also hinted at the bigger problems that will plague his country in years to come.
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