Putin Warns Ukraine for Arming Georgia
On Sept 19th, I blogged about the possibility of Russia invading Ukraine after Georgia. On Sept, 27th, I blogged about the warning Ukraine had given Russia: don’t encourage separatists. Yesterday, Putin accused Ukraine (and its President, Yuschenko, without naming him) of sending weapons and military personnel to Georgia during its war with Russia:
The outcome of Putin’s talks with Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko on that and other issues signaled an effort by Moscow to increase its leverage over Ukrainian politics amid persistent turmoil in the ex-Soviet republic.Without naming Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko, Putin suggested Thursday he authorized weapons supplies to Georgia before and during Russia’s war there in August. He also alleged that Ukrainian military personnel fought on the Georgian side in the conflict.
- Russia: 64% pregnancies end in abortion. My personal consideration on this subject is very easy: a country with very bad demographic prospects (about which I blogged here) shouldn’t be worried about being a super-power but just about surviving, something it’s not going to do if they cotinue this path.
- The Stalinification of Russia. Deputy Prosecutor General Viktor Grin told the Duma that current enforecement was “ineffective” and specfically stated that “Internet and computer games are being used to promote terrorism and hate crimes. The Internet offers instructions on making explosives and blowing up buildings, while popular computer games promote racially motivated violence.” So-called “President” Dmitry Medvedev backed him up, telling Interior Ministry officials in the Kremlin on Tuesday that they must “step up the fight against extremism and ultranationalism.”