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Kiev Seeks to Silence pro-Russian Protestors and Federalists in Southeastern Ukraine

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Kiev Seeks to Silence pro-Russian Protestors and Federalists in Southeastern Ukraine Galina Zobova and Hiroshi Saito Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation is intent on finding a solution to the crisis in the Ukraine however nationalist and pro-Western forces keep on upping the ante. Obviously, many political elites in Moscow believe that incitement is being […]

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Ukraine Tensions Mount in Russian Populated Areas: Federalism or Bust?

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Ukraine Tensions Mount in Russian Populated Areas: Federalism or Bust? Galina Zabovo and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation needs to focus on stabilizing the “sinking Ukrainian ship” based on national interests; the need to leave the door open to new elites in Kiev based on strength; to focus on compromise based […]

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“Authorities” in Kiev Reject Federalism and Language Rights

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“Authorities” in Kiev Reject Federalism and Language Rights James George Jatras Deputy Director, American Institute in Ukraine – AIU Kiev “Administration” Prefers to Flirt with NATO In the not-too-distant past, “federalism” was not a dirty word in Ukrainian politics, even from a western-oriented, nationalist perspective. For example, Professor Alexander J. Motyl of Rutgers University, a […]

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Prime Minister Medvedev of Russia visits Crimea: Special Economic Zone

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Prime Minister Medvedev of Russia visits Crimea: Special Economic Zone Galina Zobova and Hiroshi Saito Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation is intent on stabilizing the economy of Crimea while the International Monetary Fund and Western lenders spread their tentacles into the Ukraine. This was witnessed when Prime Minister Medvedev of the Russian Federation announced […]

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US/EU Most Responsible for Crisis in Ukraine: Crimean People Have Spoken

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US/EU Most Responsible for Crisis in Ukraine: Crimean People Have Spoken Vojin Joksimovich, Ph.D. Modern Tokyo Times On February 22, the Ukrainian opposition forces led by the “Pravi  Sektor” (Right Sector), a confederation of ultra-nationalists, executed a coup d’état using armed force. The Pravi Sektor has been calling all the shots through terror and intimidation. […]

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Crimea Looks Set to Vote for Joining Russia: Not Unique in Recent History

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Crimea Looks Set to Vote for Joining Russia: Not Unique in Recent History Galina Zobova and Noriko Watanabe Modern Tokyo Times Events unfolding in the Ukraine appear to be a diktat aimed against the majority wishes of ethnic Russians that seek to join the Russian Federation. Somehow it appears that militant demonstrators assisted by covert […]

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Kiev Elites in Ukraine Proposing to Create a Political National Guard

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Kiev Elites in Ukraine Proposing to Create a Political National Guard Galina Zobova and Michiyo Tanabe Modern Tokyo Times Western powers that support feudal Gulf nations are once more switching democracy on and off when it comes to the Ukraine. This reality is also evident in Europe because the occupation of Northern Cyprus by Turkey, […]

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Ukraine Crisis: Japan should take a cautious approach towards Russia based on geopolitics

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Ukraine Crisis: Japan should take a cautious approach towards Russia based on geopolitics Noriko Watanabe and Joachim de Villiers Modern Tokyo Times Japan should not pander to America by following a negative tone towards the Russian Federation over ongoing events in the Crimea and Ukraine in general. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe must focus on the […]

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Parliament in Crimea Seeks to Join the Russian Federation

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Parliament in Crimea Seeks to Join the Russian Federation Galina Zobova and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Western powers were quick to recognize the violent tendencies of militant Ukrainian nationalists and the intrigues of anti-Russian forces based on internal and external elements. Like usual, events that are reported initially are often amended and it […]

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Ukraine Opposition Behind Snipers in Kiev According to a Leaked Phone Call

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Ukraine Opposition Behind Snipers in Kiev According to a Leaked Phone Call Ramazan Khalidov and Takeshi Hasegawa Modern Tokyo Times According to a leaked phone call involving the Foreign Minister of Estonia, Urmas Paet, and the European Union Foreign Affairs chief, Catherine Ashton, it appears that opposition forces may have been behind sniper fire that […]

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