Breaking News

Tensions Rise in Ukraine
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)

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 has demanded constitutional reforms that would turn Ukraine into a loose federal state. Ukraine Interior Minister Arsen Avakov as described the unrest as “Russian aggression.” According to a report by Bloomberg News, Russia’s Ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin said at an emergency session of the UN Security Council in New York that, Russia “is spreading fiction — we must stop this tonight,” U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said at the meeting. “Insecurity in Ukraine is written and choreographed by Russia,” she reported.

A deadline that was set by the Ukrainian government for pro-Russian gunmen to leave the government buildings in eastern Ukraine and surrender their weapons has now passed. USA Today reported that, Ukraine has said that it was launching a massive anti-terrorist operation against pro-Russia militia, a move that will likely heighten the mounting tensions between the two countries. Oil prices have risen amid the increased tension, according to Bloomberg News.


The founder of Spiro Sovereign Strategy in London, Nicholas Spiro, said that “This is crunch time for the West’s response to Russia’s attempts to assert its influence over eastern Ukraine.” According to Bloomberg Spiro stated; This is supposed to be the trigger for more meaningful economic and trade sanctions against Russia. We’re now going to see the extent to which the West is unified in its willingness to face down Russia.”

Image Credit:

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!



Legal Assistant / Secretary


Salary $55,000 - $75,000 a year Job Type Full-time Number of hires for this role 1 ...

Apply now

Associate Attorney


Gibbes Burton, LLC is seeking full-time attorneys with 2-5 years of experience to work on complex ci...

Apply now

Associate Attorney


Associate Attorney Requirements: We are a solo general practice firm specializing in family law, ...

Apply now

Litigation Paralegal


Summary Law firm with litigation emphasis seeks assistant for lawyer / litigation team. The ideal...

Apply now




Search Now

BCG Attorney Search In-House Counsel

USA-CA-Los Angeles

BCG Attorney Search In-House Counsel We are a Legal Employment Company located in California with o...

Apply Now

FDA Regulatory Attorney


Boston office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks FDA regulatory attorney with 3-4 ye...

Apply Now

Foreclosure/Bankruptcy Associate Attorney


Temecula office of our client seeks associate attorney with preferably 2 years of experience working...

Apply Now


To Top