Poroshenko Tells IMF Ukraine Now Needs $50 Billion As Fascist Militias Threaten Kiev

By: Thursday January 22, 2015 9:39 am

Out of the Mouths of the Neo-Nazis: Dumb and Dumber in Ukraine. http://t.co/MEcDiL4TL5 pic.twitter.com/7GFma33Qgh — CounterPunch (@NatCounterPunch) January 21, 2015 Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko has reportedly told the IMF his country now needs $50 billion to shore up its finances. Ukraine already reached a bailout agreement with the IMF in April of last year for [...]

Report Highlights Role Of Western Corporations In Ukrainian Agriculture

By: Thursday January 22, 2015 7:23 am

As Ukraine continues to suffer from constant fighting and turmoil, Western corporations like Monsanto or DuPont are entering into the country’s agriculture system for a “corporate takeover,” according to a report last month by the Oakland Institute. Ukraine is a country, as noted by the report, where the soil is fertile. Indeed, half of the [...]

Vladimir Putin Frontline’s Way

By: Wednesday January 14, 2015 9:55 am

Last November former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley decided to take a chance. At a discussion of US-Russia relations hosted by the Aspen Institute of Ideas he risked his own credibility and said “I’m all in favor of truth, but sometimes doing things without talking about it is a more effective way of achieving your [...]

US, Canada, And Ukraine Only Countries To Oppose UN Resolution Condemning Nazism

By: Thursday November 27, 2014 7:43 am

In an awkward vote at the UN both the US and Canada as well as Ukraine voted against a resolution that condemned the glorification of Nazism. Ukraine has a complicated history with Nazism especially as it has neo-Nazis within the new power structure in Kiev, but the US and Canada would seemingly have no trouble [...]

Former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley Says CIA Should Arm Ukraine And Lie About It

By: Wednesday November 26, 2014 7:55 am

In a discussion if US-Russia relations hosted by the Aspen Institute of Ideas former US National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley proclaimed that the US government, via the CIA, should send arms to the Ukraine government then lie about it. Hadley made the statement after claiming to value honesty and calling Russia dishonest. The call to [...]

Vice President Biden Visits Ukraine To Show Support

By: Friday November 21, 2014 11:31 am

Biden says Russia is "redrawing borders by force" during his visit to Ukraine's capital http://t.co/EZ9DxmyI16 pic.twitter.com/2b3cqO2jFA — AJE News (@AJENews) November 21, 2014 In an event today in Ukraine Vice President Joe Biden stood next to Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko to announce, on the one year anniversary of the overthrow of the previous government, that [...]

Putin Says Russia Will Not Allow Ukraine To Destroy Separatists

By: Monday November 17, 2014 8:15 am

In strikingly explicit terms Russian President Vladimir Putin said publicly what has likely been Russian policy for some time – Russia will not allow Kiev’s forces to destroy the separatists. The statement came during an interview with German television concerning the conflict in Ukraine and how Russia would respond to new sanctions. Putin framed the [...]

As Ukraine Conflict Heats Back Up Scholars Point To NATO Expansion As Cause Of Tensions

By: Thursday November 13, 2014 8:18 am

Now that NATO has claimed to have seen Russian military equipment entering Ukraine in the past few days and prospects for peace appear elusive some scholars are beginning to analyze how we got here. The charge of a “Russian invasion” was made previously by the government in Kiev, though government officials would not disclose how [...]

Gorbachev Warns Of US ‘Triumphalism’ And ‘New Cold War’ At 25th Anniversary Of Fall Of Soviet Union

By: Monday November 10, 2014 9:58 am

The former leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, used the occasion of commemorating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall to warn that the world was on the brink of a new Cold War. Gorbachev blamed the US and the West for “triumphalism” after the Cold War ended and the eastern [...]

Ukraine Accuses Russia Of Invading Country

By: Friday November 7, 2014 10:17 am

The government in Kiev has accused Russia of invading its territory as tensions escalate in East Ukraine in the wake of the ceasefire collapsing. The ceasefire substantively ended yesterday after an artillery assault in Donetsk led to the death of two teenagers at their high school with both sides pointing fingers at each other though [...]

Ukraine Ceasefire Collapses With Artillery Assault On School

By: Thursday November 6, 2014 9:01 am

The most harrowing morning I've had in Donetsk so far: http://t.co/rGtybhPQq2 AP photos by Mstyslav Chernov — Nataliya Vasilyeva (@NatVasilyevaAP) November 6, 2014 Fighting resumed today in East Ukraine. Artillery fire in the Donetsk region has already killed two teenagers who died when a shell hit their school. The teens were playing soccer on their [...]

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