Comments on: Ukraine’s frozen war brings dramatic changes to world economy Sat, 03 Jan 2015 16:42:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: gentalman Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:53:36 +0000 very courageous exposition ofthe current affairs of Ukraine crisis.More so in western media!Wether the crisis solved or not,one thing is clear,Eu
will think twice to co.opertate with US in future.

By: gentalman Tue, 16 Dec 2014 21:58:46 +0000 No one ever imagined that a small country like Ukraine could make the whole world upside down! Politicians are playing with the blood of innocent people.

By: klapa Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:02:31 +0000 “Yet still on the comments below someone has again missed the point and is so entrenched in the propaganda by the West that there believe all the worlds problems can be laid at the door of Russia and Putin.”

Did not see at all where ANYONE believes the WORLDS problems are due to Russia – only Ukraine and Crimea problems due to not incursions – but due to outright invasions and “annexation” which means the Russian’s, just like in Eastern Europe, do not ever plan on leaving.

Financial problems aside – the world must show that such “land grabs” will NEVER be tolerated, and regardless of supposed financial fallout for the West, Russia must remain isolated until they GET OUT OF CRIMEA.

By: Antikapitalista Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:27:35 +0000 In Ukraine, the West sponsored a violent Nazi-like coup and (in Western parlance) “supported a bloody dictator in butchering his own people”. Despite overt calls for a diplomatic solution, they the Western goons took great pride in shaking their hands with and the oligarch Waltzman who stubbornly refused to negotiate, let alone attempt for a diplomatic solution, arrogantly pursuing a military one, for which the West celebrated him a beacon of democracy an human rights and lavished him with promises of their unabated support.

Of course, not to mention Yugoslavia, Iraq, etc. If Russia adhered to the “Westerns standard” of observance of international law, it would now have the humanitarian right to bomb *all of Ukraine*, bridges all over the country, Ukrainian TV broadcasters (under the pretext of being possible command and control centres for the Ukrainian army), etc.
Fortunately, Russia’s steps were only to secure what the West had demanded all along – a diplomatic solution, preventing the murderous Kievan junta from “killing their own people” in the southeast of Ukraine.

By: Antikapitalista Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:27:15 +0000 Come on, klapa, it is the United States of Aggression that ought to be isolated… along with the EU perhaps.

When the bitch Mogherini spoke at her inauguration (?) of conflicts all around Europe, she forgot to add that it was the EU, its member states and their allies which either directly created the conflicts, or at least strongly fomented them.

Just consider Libya, where EU cuntries were blocking any peaceful resolution and were aggressively bombing the country for several months, even violating the U.N.S.C.-mandated arms embargo, which greatly overstepped and violated any U.N.S.C. mandate, the Charter of the U.N. and therefore the international law. They created another hotbed of terrorism, which then poured arms (and terrorists) to Syria, which even the United Nations acknowledged.

On to Syria… in yet another stark violation of the Charter of the United Nations, the Western cuntries engaged in a campaign of terror against Syria. Supplying arms, training the so-called rebels, supplying them with arms and sending them to the Syrian territory to fight there amounts to a crime of aggression against Syria, which is a war crime in itself. Furthermore, they provide the so-called rebels with diplomatic cover and financial, logistical and military support. They still act in defiance of the U.N.S.C. resolution 2170.

By: evilhippo Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:58:53 +0000 “In response, Russia is starting to restructure its economy. It is moving away from the classical free-trade model that it adopted in the 1990s”

What? You seriously think Russia was following a “classical free-trade model”? Just more proof financial journalists have no idea what free trade actually means.

By: ckd1358 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:17:45 +0000 Interesting that half of the “frozen” conflicts you identify were created, and are maintained by Russia. I agree that eastern Ukraine will likely end up like that.
The difference, though, is that the US and and EU will not ignore it, like they ignore the others.
Putin has mismanaged the Russian economy.
Russia should have a strong industrial economy. But, it doesn’t.
Being only a petro-state, it will suffer greatly with the fall in oil prices. Moreover, the lower oil prices look like they will be long term, maybe permanent.
The Russian economy is a shambles.
Will the Russian people tolerate their new found poverty?
Will they continue to support Putin’s expansionist policies?
Do the Russian people want to go back to the Cold War?

By: Moties001 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 10:01:14 +0000 At last an article that is un biased and outlines the financial implications of the actions of all major powers not just Russia. The US led coalitions have invaded borders constantly without any complaint or financial cost (other than military)Yet still on the comments below someone has again missed the point and is so entrenched in the propaganda by the West that there believe all the worlds problems can be laid at the door of Russia and Putin.

By: daniel_d Mon, 15 Dec 2014 08:50:12 +0000 I see a clear agenda in this article. Remember: ukrainians dont want to live in a buffer state where EU bites a piece and Russia bites another. They want a normal and progressive country. Why can other former soviet baltic states reach it and not ukrainians?

By: BraveNewWrld Sun, 14 Dec 2014 05:08:29 +0000 Generally optimistic and rather unbiased article. Realistic assessment of Crimean issue, perhaps, could have been amended by mentioning that this Russian province has been reassigned to Ukraine by the USSR’s communist government, but while the USSR was intact, this reassignment was nominal and inconsequential. The present debacle is the continuation of the USSR’s disintegration – Crimea turned out to continue being Russian de facto, as it was in the USSR, hosting one of the largest Russian army/navy groups, but Ukrainian on paper. The legitimacy issue has never been settled. Russian current annexation just formalizes facts on the ground.