Europe and US fracture over Ukraine. Cyprus offers Russia military base. WW3 delayed.

The British Akrotiri base would be just 40 miles from Russia’s new base in Cyprus.

Following yesterday’s summary of the utter farce that the Minsk Summit/Ukraine “peace” deal talks have become, the various parties involved appear to be fracturing even faster today. The headlines are coming thick and fast but most prescient appears to be: Despite John Kerry’s denial of any split between Germany and US over arms deliveries to Ukraine, German Foreign Minister Steinmeier slammed Washington’s strategy for being “not just risky but counterproductive.” But perhaps most significantly is France’s continued apparent pivot towards Russia… Following Francois Hollande’s calls for greater autonomy for Eastern Ukraine, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has come out in apparent support of Russia (and specifically against the US), “we are part of a common civilization with Russia,” adding, “the interests of the Americans with the Russians are not the interests of Europe and Russia.” Even NATO appears to have given up hope of peace as Stoltenberg’s statements show little optimism and the decision by Cyprus to allow Russia to use its soil for military facilities suggests all is not at all well in the European ‘union’.

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier doubled down on Germany’s rejection of weapons deliveries to Ukraine in a speech here Sunday…

  • *GABRIEL SAYS GERMAN SPD WOULD NEVER BACK ARMS TO UKRAINE
  • *EUROPE SEES U.S. ARMS DELIVERIES TO UKRAINE AS BAD IDEA: LAVROV

“I see this, to say it openly, as not just for risky but for counter-productive,” Mr. Steinmeier said at the Munich Security Conference. Mr. Steinmeier also hit back at open criticism of Germany’s position on weapons deliveries from U.S. Senators and others here on Saturday. The White House is mulling delivering weapons to Ukraine to support the country’s fight against pro-Russia separatists in the country’s east.

 

“Perhaps we are so insistent because we know the region a bit,” Mr. Steinmeier said.

But John Kerry says, everything’s fine… as he denies any split between U.S. and Europe on Russia policy…

Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday denied any divisions between the U.S. and Europe over how to handle Russia, as Germany announced another high-level summit aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine.

 

Kerry told a security conference in Munich that he wanted to “assure everybody there is no division, there is no split” between Washington and its European allies amid the crisis in Ukraine.

 

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“We are united, we are working closely together,” he told the conference following meetings with his French and German counterparts. “We all agree that this challenge will not end through military force. We are united in our diplomacy.”

But perhaps most significantly is France’s continued apparent pivot towards Russia… Following Francois Hollande’s calls for greater autonomy for Eastern Ukraine, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has come out in apparent support of Russia (and specifically against the US)

“We are part of a common civilization with Russia,” said Sarkozy, speaking on Saturday at the congress of the Union for a Popular Movement Party (UMP), which the former president heads.

“The interests of the Americans with the Russians are not the interests of Europe and Russia,” he said adding that “we do not want the revival of a Cold War between Europe and Russia.”

“Crimea has chosen Russia, and we cannot blame it [for doing so],” he said pointing out that “we must find the means to create a peacekeeping force to protect Russian speakers in Ukraine.”

And then Cyprus joins the fracture party, offering to sign a military cooperation agreement on Feb 25th offering Russia the use of military facilities on its soil

The air force base at which Russian planes will use is about 40 kilometers from Britain’s sovereign Air Force base at Akrotiri, on the south shores of Cyprus, which provides support to NATO operations in the Middle and Near East regions

Even NATO appears to know the “peace deal” is not coming…

  • STOLTENBERG: ‘IMPOSSIBLE TO SAY’ IF MINSK PRODUCES CEASE-FIRE

But there is still hope.. as Germany’s Vice-Chanceller hopes…

  • *GERMANY’S GABRIEL `CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC’ ABOUT MINSK SUMMIT

demands…

  • *PUTIN MUST TAKE EU’S `OUTSTRETCHED HAND,’ GABRIEL SAYS

But adds…

  • *EU SEEKS POST-CRISIS PARTNERSHIP RENEWAL WITH RUSSIA: GABRIEL

We will know soon…

  • *RUSSIA SAYS FEB. 9-10 UKRAINE MEETINGS TO PREPARE MINSK SUMMIT

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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-08/europe-fractures-france-pivots-putin-cyprus-offers-moscow-military-base-germany-us-s

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5 Responses to “Europe and US fracture over Ukraine. Cyprus offers Russia military base. WW3 delayed.”

  1. truth says:

    Let’s not forget the Cypriots don’t owe the British a thanks for nothing – only that when the Cypriots demanded the British Army pay tax and back dated tax for their military bases in Cyprus – the British called in their lacky’s, the Turks – who kindly invaded half of Cyprus clinically stopping at the British bases – the Cypriots are not stupid – they know the British annexed their country.

  2. US and Europe (mainly Britain) along with India are also busy doing damage to other nations. They are trying to destroy big nations such as Russia and China as well as small countries like Sri Lanka.

    As the following article is trying to explain:

    http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2015/02/11/has-us-national-interest-collaborated-with-indian-chanayaks-arthashastra-on-sri-lanka/

  3. Lynn says:

    They are out to destroy Europe… this was planned many moons ago. The white races scare them to death and they are coming after us. The USA is British and the Crown is steering this. They know what is coming and we paid for it all. The 1% are murderers and gangsters, we have been monopolised and assett stripped. Pure takeover of evil.

  4. and you are the truth. not says:

    And you think that wolf which sees (it is a bunny rabbit which thiks it’s a wolf, thinks a a lot) or does’nt see. Which is a case. THEY CANNOT SEE THE TRUTH. i think this will eventually be a glorious victory for our Lord, this is selfevident. They are slays of the habbit. And devil. And Lord guides them as apropriate. And those who are good are miraculously saved. I meen they are saved.
    What he fack. Don’t ever think that bad has some power, in you whith the LORD, they have none. Remember always. To keep you safe from evil. Lord hides himself to be pure in in you. Understand. If bad would see good, that would be complete destuction of the life of bad. They woud be annihilated to complete nonsense.
    Lord is your saviour.

  5. “Le Pen says Washington attempting to start ‘war in Europe’

    “The leader of France’s rightwing Front National (FN), Marine Le Pen, has called Brussels “American lackeys” over the EU’s Ukraine policy. She further accused Washington of attempting to start a “war in Europe” and expand NATO towards Russia’s borders.”

    “European capitals do not have the wisdom to refuse to be dependent on US positions on Ukraine,” Le Pen told French journalists on Sunday…”

    http://davidduke.com/le-pen-says-washington-attempting-start-war-europe/

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