Press TV – Who Wins the Battle over Ukraine ?

Russian armor on the border
Russian armor on the border

Russia or US: Who wins the battle over Ukraine?

The US wanted its missile shield moved closer to Russia, an obvious aggressive move which Russia had done nothing to encourage.


… by  Jim W. Dean, VT Editor,     … with  Press TV,  Tehran


West moves East on Ukraine
West moves East on Ukraine

The following video of Press TV’s In Focus program is an excellent review of the Crimean turnover, with lots of local input. This kind of coverage was censored out of Western reporting that seemed to have been been tasked to find evidence of suppression and invasion, which they did not find.

Despite that, Western leaders and NeoCon media continued to pitch the invasion line, and strangely even continued it past the 96.7 devastating vote with an 84% turnout.

In the face of the peoples’ rejection of what the West was telling them was happening to them, the West just stuck with the old saying, “If you tell a lie enough times, it will become the truth to all who heard it.” This is the sad state of affairs for our Western media, and by consequence… ourselves.


In focus

–  First published April 14,  2014by Press TV


As Crimean-like dissent is raging on in eastern Ukraine, experts believe the crisis is a new cold war between the US and Russia wondering who will win this battlefield.

Professor Yuri Katunin from Taurida National University says “this is definitely a conflict between America and Russia.” And on the outcome of this conflict, he adds, “I think it is too early to say who will win.”

Also on the rising conflict between the two super-powers, Jim W. Dean managing editor of VT believes “the US wanted its missile shield moved closer to Russia, an obvious aggressive move which Russia had done nothing to encourage,” adding, “There will be ‘far reaching consequences’ as Mr. Rasmussen has said… but for the real planners and perpetrators of the Western aggression on Ukraine.”

Political crisis erupted in Ukraine in November 2013, when Yanukovych refrained from signing an Association Agreement with the EU in favor of closer ties with Russia. Following Crimea declared independence from Ukraine on March 17 and formally applied to become part of Russia.

Pro-Russia rallies gained momentum in Ukraine after Crimea declared independence from the former Soviet state and formally applied to become part of the Russian Federation following a referendum.

On March 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law documents that officially made the Black Sea peninsula part of the Russian territory despite condemnation from the West and the new Ukrainian government.

The move sparked angry reactions from the United States and the European Union, both imposing punitive measures against a number of Russian officials and authorities in Crimea.


 I did an audio interview on this topic, which ran live but did not make it onto the Press TV website. As their staff sometimes does, they will use a piece of one interview in a news report on another to have more diversified input, …hence my only surviving comments that they used above. 🙂

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Jim W. Dean was an active editor on VT from 2010-2022.  He was involved in operations, development, and writing, plus an active schedule of TV and radio interviews.