Putin Makes First Official Statement; Russia To Cut IBM, Microsoft Dependence: Complete Ukraine Situation Summary

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Your one stop to catch up on all the latest development surrounding the crash of flight MH17 and the recovery effort. Courtesy of Bloomberg.

POLITICS:

  • Putin says plane crash shouldn’t be used for political gain
  • Says Russia will do all it can to end east Ukraine clashes
  • German Chancellor Merkel, Russian President Putin discussed ICAO’s role in MH17 crash investigation; need for talks
  • U.S. Secretary of State Kerry, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov agree on impartial investigation of MH17 crash
  • Kerry says circumstantial evidence points to Russian-supplied missile attack on MH17.
  • Turkish PM Erdogan believes Russia shot down MH17: Hurriyet

WHAT TO WATCH:

  • Russia seeks to cut dependence on IBM, Microsoft amid sanctions
  • Poroshenko Orders Truce Within 20 Km of Crash Site: IFX
  • East Ukraine separatist Borodai says train with MH17 bodies hasn’t left area; rebels seek “objective” investigation
  • U.K. said to seek ban on EU defense goods export to Russia
  • Looking at sanctions options, incl. energy: PM’s office
  • Dutch PM Rutte says economic, political, financial measures on table in response to limited access to MH17 crash site
  • Russians divided over their country’s role in Ukraine: poll
  • Separatists fired at OSCE crash investigators: ABC News
  • OSCE team not getting access needed to do job: Swiss ambassador

MARKETS:

  • Yield on 10-yr ruble bonds up 9bps to 8.98%
  • Ruble appreciates 0.1% vs euro-dollar basket; strengthens second day
  • Micex -1.5% to 1,401.08, falling for 6th day
  • Hryvnia depreciates 0.3% to 11.67 per dollar
  • Brent crude falls 0.3% to $107.20/bbl; WTI down 0.2% to $102.91/bbl
  • Gold rises 0.2% to $1,313.41/oz
  • SXXP falls 0.4%

 

Here is Putin's speech from yesterday

And a transcript:

In connection with the terrible tragic events that happened in the skies over Donetsk, I would like to explain once again Russian attitude to events that are taking place in Ukraine.

We have repeatedly called on all parties of the conflict to immediately stop the bloodshed and sit down at the negotiating table. We strongly believe that if military action in the East of Ukraine was not renewed on the 28th of June, this tragedy most likely wouldn’t have happened. However, no one should have the right to use this tragedy to pursue egoistic political aims. Such events should unite and not divide people. It is necessary that all the people who are accounted for the situation in the region took more responsibility and reported to their own people and to the peoples of those countries whose representatives have become victims of this disaster.

Everything must be done to ensure the safety of international experts on the crash scene. Today representatives of Donbass, Donetsk, representatives of Ministry of Emergency Situations of Ukraine and Malaysian experts are already working there.  But this is not enough. It is necessary to ensure that at the crash site works a full team of experts under the auspices of ICAO, the corresponding international commission. We must do everything to provide them with full and absolute security and all humanitarian corridors necessary for their operation.

In its turn, Russia will do everything possible to transfer the conflict in Eastern Ukraine from today's military phase to a discussion at the negotiating table, using exclusively peaceful and diplomatic means.

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GetZeeGold's picture

 

 

I'm gonna be the first on my block to run WindowsUSSR.

 

Why give anymore money to Bill Gates when all he does with it is Common Core commie education crap?

PartysOver's picture

Guess the Ruskies got tired of the Blue Screen Of Death.  I wonder if they can come up with a no crash OS with no backdoor for the NSA.

Hmmm....  I might have to buy something Russian if they do,

jaap's picture

Listened this evening to todays no agenda show and heared for the first time some convincing analyses about the shooting. Yes, I now believe a rocket has been shot. It is all related to this document by the German Traffic and Broadcasting department:

http://adam.curry.com/enc/20140720012844_1801925hunkolinke.pdf

Since the beginning of June this has been going on and it makes it possible for fighter jets to spoof military registration indicators on commercial airliners. It also explains the news that started that time that airliners disappeared from radar (remember http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/austria/10898385/13-planes-vanish-from-radars-over-Europe.htm   ).

This part of the analyses starts at 1h and 10 minutes in the show: NoAgendaShow.com

btw, worth listening to the whole thing ofcourse

 

Arius's picture

Bring back the DUO:

Kerry and Lavrov

remove the big dogs with big egos ...

only these two guys with their deep professionalism and dedication are able to find a common language and trade some horses in the process ... both are pros!!!

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

only these two guys with their deep professionalism and dedication are able to find a common language and trade some horses in the process ... both are pros!!!

Arius

You forgot the /sarc tag on the 50% of what you just said!

If you're speaking in those endearing terms about the U.S. Secretary of State you must have been high as a kite while you were writing that playing an lp of Iron Butterfly while watching a historical documentary of a much younger Kerry delivering his famous speech in Washington before Congress as a "Winter soldier" about the urgent need to get out of Vietnam!

With where this Country is headed I might join you as I don't believe we have the same number of underground bunkers that Russia has!

fleur de lis's picture

This country has underground tunnels but they're not for us--they're for the DC psychos who start all the trouble.

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

fdl

Actually you are correct on that assertion.

My bad!

But then again.  What difference does it make when the Russians will attempt to protect the "99%", while ours will protect the "1%"!

J S Bach's picture

Hopefully, Russia will be switching over to Macs.  Smart move.  Buy AAPL now.

Mac's "Maverick" OS would be an apt compliment to Putin's governing style.

the tower's picture

Ermmm... Russia (government agencies and state-run enterprises) wants to be independent from foreign technology, so the LAST thing they will do is buy Macs.

Any open source LINUX flavor will do.

Dump AAPL now, consumer electronics are rapidly becoming commodities.

Dead Canary's picture

Now you're talkin. LINUX RULES!

Winston Churchill's picture

Just waiting on Kerry to put his hoof in his mouth again, letting

Putin take control of the situation ,just like Syria.

With his form, its only a matter of time.

Hey ho Kerry.

Gazooks's picture

"Putin says plane crash shouldn’t be used for political gain"

 

Ha! Putin once again shows how unAmerican he actually is, ..oh, ...wait.

chunga's picture

Imagine the dirty tricks one could do with the capability of making commercial planes look like military planes and vice versa. wow

_ConanTheLibertarian_'s picture

Cool. The Adam 'Madonna' Curry. I'll have a look at his blog.

rainingFrogs's picture

good find.  this is a very plausible scenario

ThirteenthFloor's picture

Looks like usint sat images showing Ukraine troops (or those dressed in Ukraine uniforms) fired the missile.  Interesting large amount of beer bottles on the ground next to the equipment and troops.  I hope the whistleblower has a good life insurance policy.

http://www.infowars.com/whistleblower-u-s-satellite-images-show-ukrainia...

 

TeethVillage88s's picture

jaap posted this link above. It offers a fresh perspective.

"This part of the analyses starts at 1h and 10 minutes in the show: NoAgendaShow.com http://mp3s.nashownotes.com/NA-636-2014-07-20-Final.mp3

btw, worth listening to the whole thing of course"

My take the Malaysian Jet shoot down was possibly from the Corporate Play Book for "LebensRaum" with many parts played by the US Warmongers like Hillery, Peter King, John McCain.

US Corporate Lebensraum for Oil & Gas Expansion, but Royal Dutch Shell has a lot in the Game. And of course the Royals themselves.

Interesting that UK, France, USA, Russian knew the war script would include commercial jet shoot down and so kept their airlines out of the war-zone or corridor.

I actually didn't finish the MP3, so he probably has different conclusions later on.

Dewey Cheatum Howe's picture

This would also jive with information coming from people in the Eastern Ukraine about Ukrainian fighter jets shadowing commercial airliners to get close enough to targets to initiate bombing runs.

 

lakecity55's picture

"No back door to NSA, comrades! Back door only to KGB. We will not sell your data."

Tall Tom's picture

I do not care about the KGB.

 

At least they are not taking nude pictures of your children and passing those along to one another. They have some morality, at least.

 

Our Pentagon is a bunch of Pedophiles. You can see that here...

 

http://deadlinelive.info/2013/01/22/why-was-pentagon-child-pornography-investigation-halted/

 

and...

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/23/pentagon-child-porn-scand_n_656839.html

 

Furthermore our Soldiers were child rapists in Iraq...Here is one admitting it. Fast forward to the 2 Minute mark

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=607pyA_TTck

 

And then you can look at George Washington's article...

 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-07-17/snowden-nsa-employees-routinely-pass-around-nude-photos-obtained-mass-surveillance

 

Now add it up...The NSA is the Pentagon Spy Agency...er...the Pedophile Spy Agency.

lucyvp's picture

yes but if your livelhood is in the u.s. better to have that known by kgb, than your own gvt.

ThirteenthFloor's picture

Timed with Microsoft's layoff of 18K.   Short term gain for Apple HW running Linux.

flapdoodle's picture

Oh noes! Russia giving up Windows will only up the effectiveness of their cool and nasty weapon development programs and make them even more dangerous and make Putin even more likely to personally shoot down unarmed civilians and tear out the hearts of innocent babies and grandmothers! Save us Obama, you're our only hope!

Ignatius's picture

"Why give anymore money to Bill Gates when all he does with it is Common Core commie education crap."

Common Core is far more insidious than anything Putin is up to.

Spastica Rex's picture

Resistance is beginning to grow, and it crosses partisan lines.

mkhs's picture

Well, as long as there is a consensus.

lucyvp's picture

maybe the ruskies are too smart for windows, and will go back to thinking persons o.s.not the disneyland of spinning glyphs and undocumented "features".  maybe a stable os. would not require "replacment" every 4 years or whenever Bill needs a new yacht.

jubber's picture

That's what a Statesman speech should be, whether Russia is implcated or not, but not the crap coming out of  the Uk & US

Sandmann's picture

UK is run by school kids. They are the upmarket version of the yobs in Magaluf.

Once Britain had men of stature but they have left the political scene which is now simply a playground for half-wits with motor-mouths

Arius's picture

Makes one think Scotts might know something after all ... hhhmmmmm

Ghordius's picture

I presume your statement does not apply to EU politics, where UK politicians shine bathed in the light of reason and statemanship /s

no, it's not that OT. Italy proposed a new EU "Foreign Minister" for the EU Commission, and all the UK newspapers I'm reading are joining the chorus of the Balts and Poles in saying that she is too friendly towards Russia. (Thank you Mr. Cameron for this infusion of antagonistic politics/s)

having said that, Putin is really saying the most reasonable things:

"Everything must be done to ensure the safety of international experts on the crash scene. Today representatives of Donbass, Donetsk, representatives of Ministry of Emergency Situations of Ukraine and Malaysian experts are already working there.  But this is not enough. It is necessary to ensure that at the crash site works a full team of experts under the auspices of ICAO, the corresponding international commission. We must do everything to provide them with full and absolute security and all humanitarian corridors necessary for their operation.

In its turn, Russia will do everything possible to transfer the conflict in Eastern Ukraine from today's military phase to a discussion at the negotiating table, using exclusively peaceful and diplomatic means."

just make sure you hold your promises, Vladimir Vladimirovich. your choice of ICAO instead of OSCE is NOT a good sign

Arius's picture

"I presume your statement does not apply to EU politics, where UK politicians shine bathed in the light of reason and statemanship /s"a

I hope to be wrong but my hunch and it is only a hunch is that Scotts will NOT agree with your statement

Ghordius's picture

you know what /s means, do you? I presume you did not see it

as for the Scots (not Scotts and not Scotch), you hunch is correct. in fact, should they do the unlikely and vote for independence... watch them getting back on board of the EU while England exits... all the way hindering Scotland to re-enter, also because of some backroom deals they have with Spain on the matter

Arius's picture

forgive me, but i do not think it is that unlikely .... and as for the future, i wouldnt bet on just a simple "getting right back on board with England", reason being why start it in the first place if that was the case?

yeah, i know unexpected ... but so was this malaysian airliner ... a lot of unexpected things, which make the remaining things more expected... you dig???  not so special after all ...

Ghordius's picture

Arius, you are forgiven if you forgive me a further correction. I wrote "watch them getting back on board of the EU while England exits". yes. unlikely. the future, imho, is probabilistic

for example: imho it is unlikely that the USD will hyperinflate. the chance for it is 5%. unlikely is not impossible

disabledvet's picture

Promises? He wants Europe dead. He couldn't even express his condolences...yet again...to the civilians his missile slaughtered.

This is he game changer...to Putin and his cronies that Boeing 777 represents all that is wrong with the world. And in his KGB mindset "those passengers were just collateral damage."

Talk about a throwback to an Age long since gone. Windows and IBM? This guy is stuck in 1981.

CH1's picture

the civilians his missile slaughtered.

And you know this how?

Ghordius's picture

Putin does not want Europe dead. we are behind the days of total annihilation. just unconscious, divided, and not US-led

yes, he is a near-fascist, conservative bully leader... with nearly all his nation behind him in a cultural/national conflict involving the Russian Diaspora in the remnants of the old empire. this is both a very old and very new 

the throwbacks to 1981, though... they are in Washington, DC, London and sadly also in Warsaw, imho. toghether with all those who still use the USSR label, a good giveaway

SF beatnik's picture

According to Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, the neocons around Reagan wanted him to launch a preememptive nuclear strike against Russsia, Bucky Turgidson style. "Catch em with their pants down."  Reagan said, no no no no no... we don't want to attack Russia. 

These neocons are still present in Washington, whispering in Obama's gullible ear.

See Roberts on youtube. 

Urban Redneck's picture

Putin doesn't want Europe dead. Europe is the meat in a giant bitch sandwich, in which both Barry and Vlad are sick of crossing swords and are now openly fighting to turn it into a monogamous one-on-one thing with Europe.

Ghordius's picture

gross sexual reference. but yes, apt. we are, after all, a partner in many ways. the Eagle's BFF and the Bear's best customer. "1984"?