Russia Condemns Kiev’s Military Action In East Ukraine As ‘Anti-Constitutional’

By: Wednesday April 16, 2014 6:09 am

The crisis in Ukraine is taking some interesting twists and turns. After the interim government in Kiev launched what it called “anti-terrorist” operations in East Ukraine to force out pro-Russian demonstrators, Russian President Vladimir Putin has labeled the moves “anti-constitutional acts” in a phone call with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. So while both sides [...]

Military Action Breaks Out In Eastern Ukraine

By: Tuesday April 15, 2014 8:06 am

The situation in Ukraine has deteriorated further as the interim president in Kiev, Oleksandr Turchynov, has ordered an “anti-terrorist” operation against political opponents in Eastern Ukraine. The terrorism charge is targeted at groups in Eastern Ukraine that have seized public buildings claiming allegiance to the Russian Federation. Turchnynov had given pro-Russian protesters a Monday morning [...]

Far Right Party Assaults Left In Ukrainian Parliament Building

By: Wednesday April 9, 2014 9:11 am

As if trying to prove the point of the speaker, far right members of Ukraine’s interim parliament attacked a member of parliament who accused them of acting like thugs. Petro Symonenko a Communist member of parliament spoke to far right parties “You are today doing everything to intimidate people. You arrest people, start fighting people [...]

Obama Revises Iraq War Stance To Justify Ukraine Position As Observers Call For ‘Toning Down Sanctimony’

By: Thursday March 27, 2014 5:54 am

Yesterday President Barack Obama tried to claim that the United States government’s actions in the 2003 Iraq War were legal and different than Russia’s actions in Crimea because the US had “sought to work within the international system.” Apparently merely seeking to work within the international system is some kind of get out of jail [...]

President Obama Denounces Russia, Defends Iraq War As Legal

By: Wednesday March 26, 2014 11:50 am

President Barack Obama gave a speech today in Brussels where he denounced Russia and defended the  2003 Iraq War as legal and done while working within the international system.  The speech comes after the Crimea was annexed by Russia under a controversial referendum and American neoconservatives have criticized the Obama Administration as naive and ineffective. [...]

As Polls Show Little Support For Involvement In Ukraine; Neocons Call For New Cold War

By: Wednesday March 26, 2014 6:01 am

If you don't think we must become a bit like Putin – tougher, harder, less inclined to magical thinking – to deter him, you're very naive. — John Schindler (@20committee) March 25, 2014 According to a public opinion poll by CBS News a solid majority of Americans want nothing to do with Ukraine. They believe [...]

Ukraine Defense Minister Resigns; Harry Reid Blames GOP For Russia Annexing Crimea

By: Tuesday March 25, 2014 5:49 am

Let the recriminations begin. After US/EU backed forces overthrew the elected , Russian-backed president of Ukraine it should not really be surprising that Russia responded by trying to secure Crimea, a strategic location with historical significance. But that predictable and rational move is now being met with cries of incredulity and the need to find [...]

Ukraine Formally Orders Troops Out Of Crimea And Surrenders Bases

By: Monday March 24, 2014 5:59 am

Though a plan had already been announced, the Ukrainian interim government has formally ordered Ukrainian troops to leave Crimea. In between the announcement of a plan to withdraw and the formal order Russian forces have been taking over and surrounding Crimean military installations. Despite ordering a pullout of all military forces and the results of [...]

Sanctions Target Putin’s Political Allies As Crimea Annexation Bill Moves Forward

By: Friday March 21, 2014 5:57 am

Russia’s lower house of parliament voted to officially annex Crimea, a move the upper house is expected to follow up with today completing the process of annexation under Russian law. This formal annexation makes it increasingly less likely Crimea will ever be returned to Ukraine. Ukrainian forces have already started to withdraw from the region. [...]

SEC Contacting Financial Firms With Russian Investments

By: Thursday March 20, 2014 12:54 pm

Will Exxon's 'bromance' with the Kremlin keep Putin in check? — Forbes (@Forbes) March 20, 2014 The Securities and Exchange Commission is contacting public funds with exposure to Russian investments in order to ensure they were prepared for the effects of political instability as tensions rose over Crimea. According to Reuters the calls [...]

Ukraine Will Withdraw Forces From Crimea

By: Thursday March 20, 2014 6:02 am

Despite earlier declarations from opposition leaders in Kiev that the Crimea referendum was illegal and Crimea would always be part of Ukraine, yesterday a plan was announced that Ukraine would pull out all its forces from Crimea. The forces, some 25,000 personnel, will be relocated to parts of Ukraine outside of the Crimea region. Though [...]