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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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