What will the West do over Putin’s political moves?

Do you think that the West will/should somehow react on the recent Vladimir Putin’s political moves, or more or less it probably will be a wait and see approach and  there are no reason to expect any changes in Russia-the West relations? Read few comments.

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Credit: http://eng.putin.kremlin.ru/

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Avangard HGV: What advantage does it give to Russia?

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the Avangard ICBM system is a weapon of the future that can penetrate both existing and any future missile defense systems and others are trying to catch up with Russia on this. But in your opinion is the Avangard really so unique, from what we know what military advantage it gives to Russia, if any? Read few comments.

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Credit: http://eng.putin.kremlin.ru/

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Ukraine-Russia: What’s next after prisoners exchange?

As Russia and Ukraine conducted prisoner exchange do you think it could be a step towards some talks over a resolution of Russia-Ukraine conflict? Read few comments.
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Is this a bomb? Audio recording suggests that Russians were willing to provide money to Salvini’s Lega party

BuzzFeed News has obtained an audio recording of a meeting on October 18 2018, at the Metropol Hotel in Moscow in which Gianluca Savoini, a close, longtime aide of Italy’s nationalist deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini, and five other men — three Russians and two Italians — discussed the terms of a possible deal to secretly funnel around $65 million of Russian oil money to Salvini’s Lega party and its European election campaign. While it’s unclear if Lega received any funding, do you think this may somehow affect Italian political scene and vice-PM Matteo Salvini?
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Why would Ukraine’s President Zelenskyy wanted to meet Putin and Trump?

How do you read Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s offer to Russian President Vladimir Putin for the format of negotiations with the participation of U.S. President Donald Trump? Do you think such format might be helpful? Read few comments.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Credit: https://www.president.gov.ua/

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What does North Korea want from Russia and what does Russia want from North Korea?

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un during their talks in Vladivostok. Credit: http://kremlin.ru/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Will an arm race in Europe reappear without INF missile ban?

We are basically counting hours before the Trump administration will announce that it will walk away from the INF Treaty. It will create a new situation, so what could be done to mitigate the damage and should we be worried about possible new arms race in Europe? Read few comments.

All Allies agreed that Russia’s SSC-8 system violates the INF Treaty, says NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Credit: https://www.nato.int/

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