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The Week Ahead: February 17-23

February 23: The 70th anniversary of deportation of Chechens and Ingush to Central Asia and Siberia.
February 23: The 70th anniversary of deportation of Chechens and Ingush to Central Asia and Siberia.
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MONDAY, February 17:

EUEuropean Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee in Brussels is scheduled to discuss Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan.

EU/Bosnia-Herzegovina: EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fuele visits Sarajevo.

EU/GeorgiaEuropean Parliament holds an exchange of views with Georgian Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze in Brussels.

EU/Iran: EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif hold a meeting in Vienna.
 
Ukraine: A conditional amnesty law that exempts detained protesters from criminal charges implemented. 

TUESDAY, February 18:

Iran
: Vienna hosts another round of nuclear talks between the world powers and Iran (to February 20).

IraqUN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women in Geneva is scheduled to review the situation with women’s rights in Iraq.

Pakistan/China: Pakistani 
President Mamnoon Hussain makes an official visit to China (to February 21).

Russia/Middle EastRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meets his Gulf Arab counterparts in Kuwait for talks expected to focus on the Syrian conflict.

UkraineParliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) co-rapporteurs visit Kyiv to meet leading personalities on all sides of the current crisis and to explore possibilities for a peaceful resolution.
 

WEDNESDAY, February 19:

Azerbaijan/Georgia/Turkey: Foreign ministers of the three countries hold a meeting in Ganja, Azerbaijan.

Belarus: Index on Censorship presents in Brussels its new policy paper on media freedom in Belarus.

Cyprus: Nicosia hosts a meeting of the Monitoring Committee of the Council of Europe's Congress of Local and Regional Authorities to examine local and regional democracy in Armenia, as well as recent developments in Georgia, Moldova, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Ukraine.

Serbia: A delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) makes a pre-election visit to Serbia ahead of the early parliamentary elections (to February 20).

Ukraine60th anniversary of Crimea as a part of Ukraine.

U.S./Iran: The Atlantic Council in Washington hosts a discussion titled "Reestablishing U.S. Diplomatic Presence in Iran."


THURSDAY, February 20:

UN: World Day of Social Justice.

U.S./Bosnia-HerzegovinaJohns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds a discussion titled “Diplomatic Counterinsurgency: Lessons from Bosnia-Herzegovina.”

U.S./Moldova: The Elliott School of International Affairs in Washington hosts a discussion with Moldova's ambassador to the United States, Igor Munteanu, about U.S.-Moldovan relations, current trends in Moldovan society, and the Eastern Partnership.
 

FRIDAY, February 21:

 
Russia: Judge Natalya Nikishina is expected to read out the verdict at the trial of participants in the May 6, 2012, protest rally on Moscow's Bolotnaya Square
 

SUNDAY, February 23:

Russia: The 70th anniversary of deportation of Chechens and Ingush to Central Asia and Siberia.

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by: Konstantin from: Los Angeles
February 18, 2014 12:49
IT IS IMPORTANT FOR UKRAINE STAY UNITED.
__________________________________________
There are predictions of forums that Russia would try
to invade Ukraine, as it did in Georgia, Moldova and
even Fergana.
Ukraine is too big country and nation with too big industry
for Russia to go that far, but they did it in the past history.
Still, since WW2 they broke number of "war criminals"
to serve their interests and sometimes tried usurp groups
of protesters with pro-Nazi, pro-Austrian or pro-German
slogans.
Still, for generations, Russia influx many, repopulating
East Ukraine and using it as "Regions" to help Russia
sabotage Ukraine economy and create precedent of
"legitimate" Russian invasion.
Still, sometimes in history, the fast acting evil might dare,
as they did in 2008, using China Olympics as blindfold,
to invade and conquer Georgia - they almost did, taking
by surprise all world and Georgians in UN. They even
sent spies to destroy my computers and files in USA,
to silence me - I had to alert fast McCain and UN to
prevent Georgia be totally repopulated by Russia.
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT UKRAINE ACTS AS ONE NATION
OF ITS CITIZENS, INCLUDING HONEST RUSSIANS.
Ukraine doesn't have to be divided by Germany or Russia.

PS:
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Chechens and Ingush people were not deported by Stalin!
It was all alone plan of Imperial Russian conspirators before
WW2 to disarm Soviet Armies, force some non-Russians
join with Germans, restore Russian Empire and than blame
such non-Russians and repopulate their lands.
2 Millions were disarmed in Belorussia. Ukrainian units
managed hide from Russian generals their old guns and few
rounds of ammunition per a soldier - they hold 2/3 of German
armies for several month.
As Russians planed, Vlasov in South Ukraine join Germans
and help surround Ukraine, than according to plan he moved
with Germans to East-Central Caucasus, threatening that all
Chechens and Ingush be classified as "Jews" and all killed.
To prove they Caucasians, even mixed with tribes of Israel,
they had to give Germans 40,000 and 20,000 fighters
respectfully.
As Russians planed, at the end of the War they tried to kill
all their people. Stalin tried to prevent it, but Russian army
Generals demanded at least kill war criminals, about 2,000
Chechens and about 2,000 of other nationals, including
Ingush, which refused to try their own. Russians, as planed,
Brought armies and surrounded their villages and towns, ready for total genocide.
Stalin and Russian government and generals locked-up
during the argument. Elderly from Caucasus of nationalities
in question offered temporary exile to Asia those that fought
on German side, including war criminals.
Being afraid that Russians would betray, they took their wives
to accompany them till destination, turning 60,000 into twice
that much, but wives returned home in short time...


by: Konstantin from: Los Angeles
February 19, 2014 07:26
PS:
After my comment here, Russia say violence is the West's fault.
OR RUSSIA'S FAULT, PUSHING UKRAINE'S ABSORBTION?
Yanukovich blaims opposition, demands it distance from protestsers.
IF IT IS ONLY EXTREME PROTESTERS TO DISTANCE FROM, WHY YANUKOVICH DON'T DISTANCE HIMSELF
AND RIOT POLICE FROM STAFFED BY ETHNIC RUSSIANS
SPECIAL FORCES, BROUGHT FROM REGIONS, TOO?


by: Konstantin from: Los Angeles
February 19, 2014 14:15
There is a RFE video, Published on Georgian News Internet forum, with few dead bodies and crowd or riot police cheering
arriving armored fire power support.

My comment:
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Why almost half riot police loudly cheered arriving armored track with small artillery, or stationary machinegun, arriving to their support?
Are all of the cheering ethnic Russians from East Ukraine - Russian influx?
How many of them are still feel like Russian occupiers, or like a 5-th column?
How many of them descendants of Russian masters of "Golodomor" from East Ukraine?
It looks like not only among Opposition protesters one can find extremists (as Russia calls Ukrainian patriots), even more so are among government riot police (as I call revived and armed 5-th column of Russian occupiers)...
Yanukovich, don't pretend you see only a particle of dust in eyes of Ukrainians (that trying prevent fall into slavery) but you
cannot see a trunk of a tree in eyes of your Region's police (staffed by once Russian enslavers and occupiers of Ukraine).
If you want negotiate with opposition, open your eyes...

by: HG from: Austria
February 24, 2014 15:36
Where's the new "Week Ahead"?

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