Russia Has Become Dangerous Again

By David Frumjul

It was not even a month ago that Vladimir Putin stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the elected leaders of the Western world to commemorate the D-Day invasion. I hope whoever issued that invitation has the decency to feel some embarrassment today. Through the past eight months of escalating Russian violence against Ukraine, too many European governments have treated the Ukraine issue as remote and marginal: regrettable, yes, but not a threat to the peace of the continent. It was more important, they felt, to sustain a normal relationship with Russia. That illusion died yesterday along with the murdered passengers of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

UKRAINIAN ALTERNATIVES TO RUSSIAN GAS

By Daniel Rozanov

Settlements, where no more than 20 thousand inhabitants, can be translated into biofuels. Under biofuels may refer to as biodiesel and biogas. Ukraine has all the prerequisites to and biodiesel, and biogas. For the first required oilseeds, which are still actively cultivated in Ukraine, and for the second - any biomass, which is also there in abundance. Of course, the cost of biogas now will be much higher than natural. But more to build biogas plants - the cheaper they will be produced gas. And most importantly - biogas "well" will never be exhausted. 

Baltic States and Poland to cooperate in intelligent transport system development

By Danuta Pavilenene

In Vilnius, the representatives of national road administration directorate from Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia signed the Memorandum of Understanding and Intentions in the field of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) related to the national traffic management systems and development of the Via Baltica road corridor, informed BC the Ministry of Transport.

Leszek Balcerowicz: Delay in imposing sanctions against Russia threatens loss of credibility in EU

Poland's former Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and former Chairman of the National Bank of Poland, Professor Leszek Balcerowicz is one of the currently renowned Poles. He went down in history as the father of economic reforms of the late 1980s, which took Poland out of the bankrupt socialist market system into a democratic society. His opinion and recommendations are still listened to in Poland, Europe and the world. Balcerowicz is a regular participant in many international forums, has an active civic position, does not hide his views on the situation in Ukraine, which he shared in an exclusive interview with Ukrinform.