Vladimir Putin's major statement at a meeting of the Valdai Club Russian President Vladimir Putin sharply criticized the US and its allies, effectively accusing them of destroying the existing system of international security. Thus the main task of international politics, Putin said the construction of a new system of global consensus that no new conflicts will erupt.
The situation is tense but not dramatic because India does not perplex the WTO but insists on taking into account its interests. This is how Russian experts assess the situation in the WTO since India blocked an international agreement on easing trade regulations. The first three-month consultations to de-block it, ended in failure.
Kiev has been using the truce to regroup its armed forces, and is now ready for an assault on Donetsk. This statement was issued by the Prime Minister of the self-proclaimed People's Republic of Donetsk Alexander Zakharchenko. The only question is whether the Ukrainian authorities will decide to order the attack.