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In March of 2014 the parliament of the Republic of Crimea adopted a Crimean declaration of independence from Ukraine, ahead of a planned referendum. An overwhelming majority voted in favor of the independence of Crimea from Ukraine and joining Russia…>read moreNo Comment March 19, 2014
On Monday, the interim president of Ukraine vowed not to accept a Russian annexation of Crimea and also announced an increase in the military during a standoff with Moscow, according to CNN. The address from Oleksandr Turchynov was televised on…>read moreNo Comment March 17, 2014
Secretary of State John Kerry met with Russian counterpart Sergey V. Lavrov about the plans Russia has for Ukraine, but that meeting ended inconclusively, according to the New York Times. “We don’t have a common vision of the situation,” Lavrov…>read moreNo Comment March 14, 2014
Trouble for the Ukraine began in November when the ousted President, Viktor Yanukovych, according to Voice of America, backed out of a trade deal with the European Union in favor of closer ties and economic aid from Russia. Following a…>read moreNo Comment March 4, 2014
According to Yuriy Sergeyev, ambassador to the United Nations for the Ukraine, there were 6,000 soldiers sent by Russia into Crimea within a 24-hour period over the weekend and that number is increasing “every hour.” It has been reported that…>read moreNo Comment March 3, 2014
Two airports in the region of Crimea were taken control of by armed men on Friday, according to Reuters. The Ukraine government called it an invasion and occupation by Russian forces. The Black Sea fleet from Russia, which is based…>read moreNo Comment February 28, 2014