Ukraine-Russia Tensions Rise in Church Row

The Istanbul-based Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople, an authority completely outside Ukraine, on Oct. 11 stripped away the canonical authority of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church—Moscow Patriarchate (MP), sparking a crisis with Russia. The 1030-year old church is headed by Patriarch Kirill in Russia and the Russian church responded by severing ties to the Istanbul …

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Azov Sea Resolution Adopted: European Parliament Takes Another Swipe at Russia

The European Parliament (EP) has adopted a resolution calling for tougher sanctions from the European Union (EU) against Russia, should the situation in the Azov Sea continue to deteriorate. The document states that the Kerch bridge was built illegally, therefore the EP welcomes the council’s decision to impose restrictive measures against the companies involved in its construction. …

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CBS’s & NPR’s Rabidly False ‘News’ About the Khashoggi Case

CBS It’s a lie to say, as CBS ‘News’ did on October 24th, that Saudi Crown Prince Salman couldn’t have done what Turkey says he did in the Khashoggi case — couldn’t do it, because it’s not in the Saud family’s “DNA” to do such things. To the exact contrary: it is the norm for …

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The Empire Splits the Orthodox World – Possible Consequences

In previous articles about this topic I have tried to set the context and explain why most Orthodox Churches are still used as pawns in purely political machinations and how the most commentators who discuss these issues today are using words and concepts in a totally twisted, secular and non-Christian way (which is about as …

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US Turns World War III Ambitions Towards Ukraine as Syria Plans Unravel

The United States Government is now treating Ukraine as if it were a NATO member, and on September 27th donated to Ukraine two warships for use against Russia. This is the latest indication that the US is switching to Ukraine as the locale to start World War III, and from which the nuclear war is to be …

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Russian Defense Ministry Main Missile and Artillery Directorate Chief Lt. Gen. Nikolai Parshin speaks as a screen shows a Buk anti-aircraft missile during a news conference in Moscow on Sept. 17, 2018, about a missile that shot down Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 four years ago. Photo: Sputnik/ Vitaliy Belousov via AFP

Russia Reveals the MH17 ‘Smoking Gun’

The Russian Defense Ministry may have finally unveiled the “smoking gun” able to solve the mystery surrounding Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, shot down on July 17, 2014 over the Donetsk Oblast, a province in eastern Ukraine. The MH17 crash killed 283 passengers from 10 different countries and 15 crew members. A Joint Investigation Team (JIT) …

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Azov Sea Flashpoint: Russia, Ukraine Teetering on the Brink of War

Ukraine has increased its military presence in the Azov Sea region. Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council met on Sept. 7 and agreed to take a variety of steps to boost the country’s combat capabilities in the area, including the creation of a missile-equipped naval infantry group to counter potential amphibious attacks and naval shore bombardments. Ukraine’s Gurza-M-class armored artillery …

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The Kiev-Donbas “Shadow War” will Continue, But a Big One Is Unlikely for Now

As is now known from the wisdom of hindsight, Alexander Zakharchenko’s assassination wasn’t the trigger for reigniting conventional hostilities between Kiev and the Donbas Republics like some people feared it would be immediately after the event happened, though that of course doesn’t mean that it wasn’t the intention of those who carried out the act …

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