Monday 30 January 2017

Ukraine's new offensive against Donbass

Ukraine Using Foreign Fighters Launches New Offensive Against Donbass

Ukraine Using Foreign Fighters Launches New Offensive Against Donbass. Dobass has lost several bunkers to the latest offensive. We can't help but wonder if this is still an effort to drag Russia into the conflict. Now there is a call to take Kaliningrad from Russia.


Ukraine's army launches nearly 950 projectiles and shells onto Yasinovataya area for several hours

Ukrainian military have launched 942 tank rounds, artillery projectiles and mortar shells onto the territory of the industrial zone near Yasinovataya since morning, reported the Vice-Commander of the DPR Operational Command Eduard Basurin.

Lithuanian Lawmaker Proposes Taking Kaliningrad Away From Russia

Lithuanian lauwmaker Linas Balsys has suggested that the European Union should think seriously about how to take the Russian exclave region of Kaliningrad away from Moscow's jurisdiction and 'return' it to Europe, saying that recent Russian actions have shown that the borders formed after the Second World War have lost their legal force.

Balsys made the proposal last week at a conference called 'The World in 2017: The View from Vilnius', Lithuanian news portal reported.

The lawmaker suggested that Russia lost its legal right to the Kaliningrad Region after Moscow's 'annexation' of Crimea, and now the status of the territory formerly known as East Prussia needs to be discussed at the international level.

"Time has run out for Kaliningrad," Balsys declared, speaking before conference delegates in the Lithuanian capital. "Kaliningrad was not given to Russia in perpetuity, either at the Potsdam Conference or at Helsinki. It was [only] said that the region would be put under Soviet administration until a final European peace agreement is signed," he suggested. Accordingly, Balsys added, European officials should discuss how to 'return' the former German territory to Europe..

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