Russia Examines Its Options for Responding to Ukraine


By George Friedman

The fall of the Ukrainian government and its replacement with one that appears to be oriented toward the West represents a major defeat for the Russian Federation. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia accepted the reality that the former Eastern European satellite states would be absorbed into the Western economic and political systems. Moscow claims to have been assured that former Soviet republics would be left as a neutral buffer zone and not absorbed. Washington and others have disputed that this was promised. In any case, it was rendered meaningless when the Baltic states were admitted to NATO and the European Union. The result was that NATO, which had been almost 1,600 kilometers (1,000 miles) from St. Petersburg, was now less than approximately 160 kilometers away. Continue reading

NATO garant crnogorske nezavisnosti


Ministarka odbrane Crne Gore Milica Pejanović-Đurišić ocijenila je da Crna Gora, da bi mogla da prosperira, prije svega mora da bude bezbjedno tle. “NATO nam obezbjeđuje i teritorijalnu bezbjednost, a to nam je garancija za očuvanje i održanje nezavisnosti, garant za očuvanje tekovina stečenih 21. maja 2006.”, ocijenila je ministarka odbrane.

Ministarka odbrane na sjednici OO DPS-a KotorPejanović-Đurišić je prisustvovala sastanku Opštinskoga odbora Demokratske partije socijalista Kotora, organizovanog u okviru akcionog plana kampanje o pristupanju Crne Gore NATO-u.

Continue reading