Category Archives: Ukraine

Ukraine Crisis: International Threat? Russian investigators say a man was killed and a woman injured when a shell fired from Ukrainian territory landed in the courtyard of a private house in the village of Donetsk, in Russia’s Rostov region. The regional centres of Donetsk and Luhansk now contain the main concentration of separatist forces. As these are large […]

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Ukraine Won (?) Along with Georgia and Moldova, two other post-Soviet countries keen to move out of Moscow’s orbit, Kiev will sign the deal with Brussels to establish a free-trade area and introduce a raft of measures designed to synchronise economies with EU nations, as well as improve rule of law and human rights. The European commission […]

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A Vote in Crimea

The Ukrainian conflict has come and gone. Now everyone is wondering what the hell it was. We are still following the development of this case. It seems that from now on Crimea, the former gift of the Russians, is part of Russia again. Russian President signs laws completing annexation of Crimea; Russia investors take […]

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A Look Back on Crimea Western officials meet in London to discuss asset freezes and travel bans to persuade Moscow to withdraw from Crimea. The French foreign minister, Laurent Fabius, has said that sanctions against Russia could begin as early as this week if Moscow does not respond to western proposals to solve the crisis in Ukraine. But the […]

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The Importance of Being Crimea

As Russia claims the Crimea peninsula as her own, the question rises: what is it and why is it important? Crimea is a Ukrainian peninsula located on the northern coast of the Black Sea. The Autonomous Republic of Crimea occupies most of the peninsula. It was often referred to with the definite article, as the Crimea, until well into the 20th century. Ethnic […]

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Russian Ultimatum

I just found this tweet from Shaun Walker reacting to the Russion ultimatum, a freelancer correspondent currently stationing in Ukraine. Just spoke to UKR defence min source who is on a base now. Neither he nor base commanders heard about 0300GMT ultimatum, say prob nonsense. — Shaun Walker (@shaunwalker7) March 3, 2014 Articles concerning the Ultimatum […]

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