` William Hague says ` Russia ‘ entitled to have troops and naval forces at bases in Crimea ‘

#AceWorldNews says that British Foreign Secretary William Hague said that Russia is entitled to have troops and naval forces at its bases in the Crimea during his visit to Ukraine.

He also said that the crisis in Ukraine is “the biggest crisis in Europe in the 21 century.”

Hague said that Russia now had operational control of Ukraine’s Crimea region and that while Russia had the legal right to base troops in the region, the Kremlin should order them to return to their barracks.

He also urged Ukraine and Russia to hold talks.

“Clearly we are very concerned about any possibly of a further move by Russia in other parts of Ukraine but that does not mean the position in the Crimea is stable,” Hague told the BBC in an interview.

Voice of Russia, BBC

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` Russian Border Guard Service Reports `675,000 ‘ Ukrainian Citizens have entered Russia since start of 2014’

#AceWorldNews says that more than 675,000 Ukrainian citizens have arrived in Russia since the beginning of this year, Russia’s border guard service reported.

“The Russian authorities are fixing clear evidences of a coming humanitarian catastrophe,” the report reads.
“During two months only /January-February/ Ukraine’s 675 thousand citizens have entered Russia.

If the “revolution chaos” continues in Ukraine, hundreds of thousands refugees will gush into bordering Russian regions,” the border authority says.

#ANS2014 – Voice of Russia, TASS

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#AceBreakingNews says according to reports just received ‘…

#AceBreakingNews says according to reports just received,’ Iran‘s largest private bank is suing the British government for almost $4 billion in damages after the Supreme Court quashed sanctions imposed against it over alleged links to Tehran‘s nuclear programme.

Reuters,Voice of Russia

 

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#Sochi : “Russia `How the US Media Distort’ the Real Truth”

#AceWorldNews say according to VOR it is American Media that Villianise Putin and almost everything about Russia covered by US media is distorted, Stephen Cohen, a world-known American scholar of Russian studies and author of the article Distorting Russia published in The Nation claims.

Also, “When Putin makes an offer that is in the best national security interest of the US, the first impulse it to reject it”, he says.

In your opinion, how did Western media change their rhetoric towards Russia and President Vladimir Putin?

Let me explain why I wrote the article which is a very sharp criticism of the way the American media has covered not only Putin but almost everything about Russia since Putin became president back in 2000. I didn’t write the article to help Russia.

I wrote the article to help American national security because I believe that this distorted media coverage of Putin and of Russia is losing opportunities for American-Russian cooperation in areas that are vital to the American national security.

That is everywhere from Syria, and Iran, and Afghanistan, to the struggle against the terrorism that struck Russia and America, and that it gets worse and worse and we see it even in the coverage of Sochi.

Jay Johnson

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#HumanRights:”Activists Accuse US State Authorities of Testing Poison’s on People”

#AceWorldNews says Convicted Ohio killer Dennis McGuire became on Thursday the first prisoner put to death using a new lethal drug combo. US officials used intravenous doses of two drugs, the sedative midazolam and the painkiller hydromorphone, to put McGuire to death. Human rights activists accuse state authorities of testing poisons on people. Kara Gotsch, Director of National Programs at the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, discussed the controversial issue in an interview with the Voice of Russia today.

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Chemical Inspectors Hotel – Syrian TV – Targeted With Bomb Blasts in Damascus

Multiple bomb blasts have rocked the Syrian capital of Damascus, a mortar attack on Syrian TV among them, reports RT’s correspondent at the scene.

Mortar bombs have been launched at the headquarters of Syrian TV, RT’s Paula Slier said on her Twitter adding and that a car bomb also exploded on a highway adjacent to the TV buildings.

Rebels have posted video footage on the internet saying that they will target Syrian television.

Slier also reports that the Four Seasons Hotel where the foreign chemical weapons experts are staying has been targeted.

Slier said in a live broadcast on RT that two people are already reported as dead but because of the size of the explosions she believes that more reported deaths would follow.

 Voice of Russia, RT
Read more: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2013_10_13/Chemical-inspectors-hotel-and-Syrian-TV-targeted-in-bomb-blasts-in-Damascus-5331/

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