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The Geneva Talks and Putin’s Inner Circle

The Geneva Talks and Putin’s Inner Circle   Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with Russian, Ukrainian and European Union officials in Geneva to discuss the situation going on in eastern Ukraine. According to a report by Bloomberg News, an administration official warned yesterday that if…>read more

No Comment April 18, 2014

Tensions Rise in Ukraine

Tensions Rise in Ukraine   The Russian economy has been under stress since late February, when pro-Russian forces began seizing control of parts of the Crimean peninsula. Fox News has reported that since pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych fled to Russia in late February, Russia…>read more

No Comment April 14, 2014

Ukraine Troops Prepare to Evacuate Crimea

Ukraine Troops Prepare to Evacuate Crimea   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…>read more

No Comment March 19, 2014

John Kerry and Sergey Lavrov Meet to Discuss Russian Plans

John Kerry and Sergey Lavrov Meet to Discuss Russian Plans   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…>read more

No Comment March 14, 2014

Russian Leader Defends Intervention in the Crimean Peninsula

Russian Leader Defends Intervention in the Crimean Peninsula   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.  …>read more

No Comment March 4, 2014

Real-Life Barbie Wants to Survive on Air and Light Alone

Real-Life Barbie Wants to Survive on Air and Light Alone   Valeria Lukyanova is a Ukrainian model who declared herself a real-life Barbie doll, according to The Huffington Post. Lukyanova has said that she eventually wants to live without drinking or eating.   The International Business Times has reported that…>read more

No Comment March 3, 2014

Airports in Ukraine Seized by Gunmen

Airports in Ukraine Seized by Gunmen   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,…>read more

No Comment February 28, 2014

Kiev Needs $35 Billion of Financial Assistance

Kiev Needs $35 Billion of Financial Assistance   Acting Finance Minister Yuriy Kolobov proposed calling an international conference of donors with the EU, the U.S. and other countries. The $35 billion financing package is needed for this year and the following year, the ministry has estimated.  …>read more

No Comment February 24, 2014

Arrest Warrant Issued for Ukraine Ex-President

Arrest Warrant Issued for Ukraine Ex-President   The Ukraine government on Monday has issued an arrest warrant for ex-president Viktor Yanukovych.   The acting government said they will open a criminal case against Yanukovych, for the “mass murder” of civilians during the violent protesting in the…>read more

No Comment February 24, 2014

Agreement Signed by Ukraine President and Opposition for Early Election

Agreement Signed by Ukraine President and Opposition for Early Election     President Viktor Yanukovych and opposition leaders have signed a deal to end the months of political crises according to BBC breaking news.   On the president’s official website he wrote:   “I declare that I initiate early presidential elections.…>read more

No Comment February 21, 2014

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