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Is Putin Being Lured Into a Trap?

Russia is not responsible for the crisis in Ukraine. The US State Department engineered the fascist-backed coup that toppled Ukraine’s democratically-elected president Viktor Yanukovych and replaced him with the American puppet Arseniy Yatsenyuk, a former banker. 2,499 more words

Europe

Not the Way They Taught It in Journalism School

More really brave reporting from Luhansk, Ukraine by @SimonOstrovsky.

“A lot of people think that if they join Russia then everything will be great and there will be fireworks. 6 more words

Current Affairs

As Goes the East

Dmitri Trenin says “absent urgent and massive assistance to Ukraine coupled with a strategy of economic reform, Eastern Europe’s largest country will plunge into a tailspin and likely disintegrate.” It starts to look like he’s right, as Ukraine’s national government is shown to be unable to carry out its most basic function – protecting the security of its citizens – in the east. 28 more words

Current Affairs

Ukraine: The Anti-Maidan Begins

It was predicted that the regime in Kiev would not last long, and that almost immediately there would be a backlash. First, opposition would come from eastern Ukraine where Ukrainians stand by their nation’s long historical, linguistic, cultural, economic, and strategic ties to Russia. 2,381 more words

Coup D'Etat

CRIMEA GIVES EBU A BIG DILEMMA

AFTONBLADET.SE REPORTS – The Eurovision Song Contest is not political we hear over and over again. But the crisis on Crimea between Russia and Ukraine will effect this year’s competition when it comes to the voting part. 296 more words

EUROVISION

EVIDENCE OF RUSSIA DESTABILIZATION OF UKRAINE

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release April 13, 2014

MEDIA NOTE

Evidence of Russian Support for Destabilization of Ukraine

On April 12, armed pro-Russian militants seized government buildings in a coordinated and professional operation conducted in six cities in eastern Ukraine. 540 more words

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