Strange how few, clear, words can be misled with dull budding. This is the case with the analysis by Michael Elleman, a senior fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), who points to arms dealers and international smugglers operating in Russia and Ukraine as responsible of North Korean missile technology leap.
The arrest of the Ukrainian suspected for the murder of Italian photographer Andrea Rocchelli and Russian journalist Andrey Mironov in Ukraine in 2014 triggered opposing reactions. Once again, fruit of the cheer on one side and the other. But we must not lose sight of the most important thing: truth for Andy and Andrey.
During a meeting of the Arctic Council in Fairbanks, Alaska, Sergey Lavrov reassured everyone: "There is no potential for conflict in the Arctic," he said. The day before, however, Moscow had set up the Arctic Forces for the first time on the Red Square, with Tor and Pantsir missile systems in white-gray camouflage.
On May 29th, during his visit to France, Putin showed his knowledge of history to French President Emmanuel Macron. "The ties between France and Russia have deep historical roots," Putin said. And to reinforce his assertion, he cited Anna of Kiev, the second wife of the king Henri I of France, who reigned for a decade during the 11th Century. For the occasion, the queen was renamed “Russian Anna”.