The simple reason, at the risk of seeming inflammatory or fear-mongering, is to avoid World War 3. This is a provocative statement and only one of many possible outcomes of the current crisis in Ukraine even if military measures are resorted too. 795 more words
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MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s economy minister says growth slowed to 0.8 percent in the first quarter due to uncertainty over the crisis in Ukraine.
Alexei Ulyukayev told parliament Wednesday that the situation had worsened because of “the acute international situation of the past two months,” as well as “serious capital flight.” More capital left the country in the first three months of 2014 than in all of 2013. 260 more words