Under Sanctions American Sales To Russia Increase

By: Wednesday July 30, 2014 7:00 am

POTUS Re Ukraine: Russia should understand we will continue to support the people of Ukraine due to their ties with Europe and US — U.S. Dept of Defense (@DeptofDefense) July 30, 2014 Though the US government helped overthrow the elected government in Ukraine and is arming forces in Kiev, it can not make the economic [...]

After Election Kiev Launches Brutal Assault On East Ukraine

By: Tuesday May 27, 2014 5:59 am

After the results of Sunday’s election handed victory to Ukrainian oligarch Petro Poroshenko a brutal assault began on East Ukraine by Kiev. Videos and photos from the attack show numerous dead civilians in East Ukraine apparently killed as a result. The central area of the attack seemed to be the airport in Donetsk which faced [...]

West Ukraine Elects Oligarch President, East Stays Home

By: Monday May 26, 2014 5:36 am

.@KyivPost calls #UkraineVotes elections for Poroshenko pic.twitter.com/uUrlYIOV4M — Maxim Eristavi (@MaximEristavi) May 25, 2014 On Sunday Petro Poroshenko, a pro-EU billionaire known as the “Chocolate King” from his candy business, was elected president by voters in the western part of Ukraine. Poroshenko is one of Ukraine’s powerful oligarchs and appears to have enough of a [...]

Fighting Breaks Out In East Ukraine As Putin Claims There Is ‘Full Scale Civil War’

By: Friday May 23, 2014 5:53 am

Tensions between Kiev and separatists have been rising in the days leading up to Sunday’s May 25h presidential election, but now the scale of battles has led Russia President Vladimir Putin to declare that Ukraine is in a¬†“full-scale civil war.” Today fighting broke out near Donetsk¬†leaving two dead which came on the heels of another [...]

Putin Calls For Postponing Regional Referendum Vote In East Ukraine

By: Thursday May 8, 2014 6:14 am

Russian President Vladimir Putin called for pro-Russia activists in East Ukraine to postpone a vote scheduled for Sunday regarding secession from Ukraine, a move the US cautiously welcomed. Putin also called for postponing the May 25th presidential vote which the US and EU are pushing hard in hopes of legitimizing the violent overthrow of President [...]

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? http://t.co/IJAoT4GjNs pic.twitter.com/yxBV6WONRM — 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 [...]

Putin Signs Treaty Making Crimea Part Of Russia

By: Tuesday March 18, 2014 6:00 am

Putin signs treaty making Crimea region part of Russia Live blog: http://t.co/NmE62L2txu pic.twitter.com/5C6Q5Kbh0P — AJAM Live (@ajamlive) March 18, 2014 Yesterday the Russian Deputy Prime Minister laughed at the US government’s threat at sanctions and today Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty making Crimea part of Russia. The move comes after Crimea overwhelmingly voted to [...]

Ukraine’s Interim Prime Minister Says Country Is Part Of ‘Western World’

By: Thursday March 13, 2014 6:04 am

WASHINGTON (AP) – Ukraine's PM vows to never surrender, says, 'Ukraine is and will be part of the Western world' — Josh Lederman (@joshledermanAP) March 12, 2014 Ukraine’s opposition Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, decided to stop hiding his strings and all but admit that he is trying to align with and serve US and EU [...]

US Media Thaws On Ukraine Conflict

By: Wednesday March 12, 2014 9:56 am

Despite initially buying US government propaganda on the conflict on Ukraine wholesale, much from self-proclaimed experts, the US media may be slowly accepting that a good deal of the initial talking points on the conflict were false. In particular the “Putin is crazy” line echoed throughout the establishment press and articulated by Secretary of State [...]

Did President Obama Forget Ukraine’s Government Was Overthrown?

By: Thursday March 6, 2014 10:51 am

Did someone forget to brief President Obama and tell him that the constitutional government of Ukraine was overthrown? Because Obama just completed a press conference where he claimed Crimea could not vote to join the Russian Federation because it violated Ukraine’s “Constitution.” Which is interesting because under that constitution Viktor Yanukovych is still president. The [...]

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