Putin satisfied with state of Ukrainian-Russian relations

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June 28, 2010, 2 p.m. | Ukraine — by Ukrainian News
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is satisfied with the state of Ukrainian-Russian relations.

He has said this meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart Mykola Azarov in his residence in Novo-Ogarevo.

In particular, Putin has highly appraised prompt cooperation between the two nations. "This is a good sign, at least external, that the quality of our relations has radically changed," Putin noted.

Positive trends have emerged not only in defense and security cooperation, stay of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Crimea and in the gas sector, but also in other areas, according to Putin.

"The situation is being aligned," the Russian prime minister emphasized.

Among the other items to be discussed is development of the city of Sevastopol, the press-service of the Cabinet of Ministers said.

As Ukrainian News reported, being on the visit to Moscow Azarov will discuss with Putin current issues of bilateral economic ties including cooperation in the energy industry.
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Anonymous June 28, 2010, 8:02 p.m.    

Now the kremlin uses the words "The situation is being aligned" {AGAIN} instead of "takeover, control, and rape".

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Anonymous June 28, 2010, 8:11 p.m.    

This means that &quot;the situation is being aligned&quot; {AGAIN}, also:

FSB Wants to Shut Down Sites at Will

28 June 2010

The Moscow Times

Prosecutors may get to shut down web sites over extremism charges for an unlimited time if the State Duma passes new legislation drafted by the Federal Security Service, Vedomosti reported Friday.

Internet service providers will be obliged to shut down web sites within three days upon receiving a “motivated letter” from prosecutors, according to the draft.

Sites will be able to return online only after a court rules that they did not violate anti-extremism laws. Even if a web site wins its case, it may be kept offline for up to a month from the day it was suspended.

The FSB legislation is to be a part of a raft of amendments to the 1995 information law that is being prepared by the Communications and Press Ministry.

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Anonymous June 28, 2010, 10:16 p.m.    

This is a trend everywhere but nothing really new anywhere in the world.Post system,telegraph/telephone,tv/radio operate with gov't consent,control and even gov't ownership.

Ukrainian-Russian relations are better there is increase in trade and the odds are Black sea fleet will still leave.Because most of the ships are near end of service life and Russia is building another Black sea base.Ukraine-Russia should have close relationship like US-Canada.

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Anonymous June 29, 2010, 1:24 a.m.    

hopefully the fake Russian site Moscow times is shut down for pretending to be Russian and writing trash about Russia.

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Anonymous June 29, 2010, 9:51 a.m.    

A letter by some OMON servicemen to the New Times shockingly broke this story open. (Slaves of the OMON, New Times, 01.02.2010). It is evident that, for all their huffing and puffing to the contrary, combating terrorism is by no means a priority of Putin’s special services. This is despite the fact that federal budget expenditure on security and law enforcement has risen more than tenfold from $2.8 billion in the 2000 budget to $31.3 billion in 2009. Budget expenditure on the special services is more than three times as great as spending on public health and education taken together. The total number of people employed by the special services is now over 2 million, twice as many as there are servicemen in the military. Not even in Soviet times was such a thing ever seen.

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Anonymous June 29, 2010, 2:47 p.m.    

So anything you don't agree with is trash. Now we see where you stand.

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Anonymous June 28, 2010, 11:50 p.m.    

To putin, UKRAINIANS are cannon fodder.

To prove his point, he cited the forced collectivization of agriculture, a process that historians say caused millions of deaths from starvation in the 1920s and '30s, when Stalin was general secretary of the Communist party. &quot;It's true, there was no peasantry left after that,&quot; Putin said. &quot;Everything that happened in this sphere did not have any positive effect on the villages. But after all we did get industrialization.&quot;

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Gene Nelson June 29, 2010, 1:57 a.m.    

Nice picture KP. Whatever inspired you to use that pix?

Obviously he is comfortable with his relations to Ukraine. He felt comfy enough to cut off Belarus.

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Anonymous June 29, 2010, 8:17 a.m.    

Of course he's satisfied! He has his puppet running little russia.

Remember Putin's famous remark to USA President Bush: You realize that Ukraine is NOT really a country; it was always a Little Russian colony.

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