Ukraine Defense Minister Says NATO Countries Now Shipping Arms To Kiev

By: Monday September 15, 2014 8:07 am

Ukraine PM: Only NATO can defend Ukraine from aggression. Doesn't look good, then.. pic.twitter.com/jzg1loL9GY — ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) September 13, 2014 The Ukraine Defense Minister has now confirmed what many have long suspected, NATO member countries are supplying the government in Kiev with weapons to kill the separatists in East Ukraine.  This poses some interesting [...]

Ukraine President Says No Military Solution To Crisis, May Need To Decentralize Power

By: Friday September 12, 2014 8:49 am

Ukraine's president says no military solution to his country's crisis, eyes reform: http://t.co/O5fdvSLDxl pic.twitter.com/YMhjvHqqac — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) September 12, 2014 Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko has conceded that there is no military solution to the crisis in Ukraine. Though initially the war in East Ukraine against separatists was called a counter-terrorism campaign, after a [...]

New Russia Sanctions May Finally Target ExxonMobil And BP

By: Thursday September 11, 2014 4:39 am

There has been an interesting little game going on with US sanctions against Russia up until now. The US pretends to seriously sanction Russia and Russia pretends it is being seriously sanctioned. But now it appears the US may be actually targeting the companies that matter to Russia. ExxonMobil has a $50 billion contract with [...]

Right Wing Militias In Ukraine Say They’ll March On Kiev Next

By: Monday September 8, 2014 10:48 am

Ceasefire between Ukraine, pro-Russian separatists holding despite sporadic violations: http://t.co/cWhxLTlNKr pic.twitter.com/RNZ1SZrj72 — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) September 8, 2014 Though the right wing militias battling in East Ukraine were ostensibly fighting for the government in Kiev, it appears once the east is secured they have other plans. After the right wing militias who are referred [...]

Ukraine And Separatists Sign Ceasefire

By: Friday September 5, 2014 7:40 am

Ukraine's President Poroshenko confirms envoys in Minsk have signed agreement on ceasefire, comes into effect on Friday — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) September 5, 2014 The government in Kiev and separatists in East Ukraine have signed a ceasefire to go into effect today 3 pm EST GMT. The ceasefire, if it holds, could help end [...]

NATO To Stage Exercises In West Ukraine, Russia To Stage Exercises In Southern Russia

By: Thursday September 4, 2014 5:20 am

Nato summit: £3.5bn armoured vehicle deal to be signed http://t.co/pV06deNouu #NATOSummitUK pic.twitter.com/CLZNkIqVZI — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) September 3, 2014 What could go wrong? In a sign of increasing tensions both NATO and Russia will be staging high profile military exercises aimed at influencing the crisis in Ukraine. The escalation of military posturing comes after [...]

NATO Prepares Spearhead Force As Putin Claims Could Take Kiev ‘In Two Weeks’

By: Tuesday September 2, 2014 4:57 am

"The World is Isolating Russia" (ht @ajarvis8) pic.twitter.com/fiilEUBxZ9 — ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) September 1, 2014 NATO, in response to an unnamed threat that is most certainly Russia, has begun developing a 4,000 strong spearhead reaction force that can enter the field of battle within 48 hours. The force is expect to be ready to be [...]

Senator John McCain Claims Ukraine President Yanukovich ‘Overthrown Peacefully’

By: Monday September 1, 2014 8:52 am

Perhaps one of the reasons Senator John McCain has been so consistently wrong about world events is that he is living in an alternate reality. Over the weekend Senator McCain told Face The Nation that former Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovich was “overthrown peacefully by the people of Ukraine.” Regardless of how you feel about Viktor [...]

Ukraine Seeks NATO Membership As Putin Addresses Separatists As ‘New Russia’

By: Friday August 29, 2014 7:51 am

In a desperate and potentially catastrophic move, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk has asked the parliament in Kiev to assist in gaining Ukraine membership in NATO.  If Ukraine successfully petitions to become a member of NATO then Ukraine could be ground zero for a nuclear war between Russian and NATO forces. Under the rules of [...]

Ukraine Official Claims Russian Forces Now Fighting In East Ukraine

By: Thursday August 28, 2014 5:35 am

Ukraine Says Russian Forces Lead Major New Offensive, via @nytimes http://t.co/HI1nUWHIBk — Geoffrey Pyatt (@GeoffPyatt) August 27, 2014 Mykhailo Lysenko, the deputy commander of the Ukrainian Donbas battalion, has claimed that Russian tanks and armored personal carriers have been fighting alongside separatist forces in East Ukraine calling it a “full scale invasion.” The claim comes [...]

NATO Moving Forces East To Russia’s Borders In Response To Ukraine Crisis

By: Wednesday August 27, 2014 7:59 am

In response to the crisis in Ukraine – partly caused by US/EU actions – NATO will be moving forces east to countries bordering Russia in a move sure to upset Moscow. NATO officials also said they would be helping boost the capability of the Ukrainian military to fight separatists in East Ukraine making the proxy [...]

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