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A Crimean Scenario in the Balkans?

Mirnes Kovac | Posted 06.12.2014 | World
Mirnes Kovac

Signals are already being sent to Mr. Vladimir Putin from Serbian "brothers" both from Bosnia and Serbia.

Russia in Crimea -- Not 'Munich 1938' Yet Again

Ivan Eland | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Ivan Eland

Western hysteria surrounding Russia's seizing of Crimea is rooted in a larger problem with U.S. foreign policy -- "the Munich 1938 syndrome."

McDonald's Suspends Work In Crimea

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2014 | Business

* Says leaving due to reasons beyond its control * Operates over 400 outlets across Russia * Russia's Zhirinovsky calls ...

Top NATO Commander: Russia Could Achieve Ukraine Incursion In 3-5 Days

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2014 | World

By Adrian Croft BRUSSELS, April 2 (Reuters) - Russia has massed all the forces it needs on Ukraine's border if it were...

Besieged Base Commander Becomes Ukraine's New Hero

AP | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG and PETER LEONARD | Posted 03.27.2014 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — After Crimeans voted to leave Ukraine and join Russia, a man in a black raincoat turned up at the gate of the Belbek Air Base t...

Even Crimea's Dolphins Join Forces With Russia

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 03.27.2014 | World

A Soviet-era military program training dolphins and seals for combat will be revived in Crimea after its annexation by Russia, according to Russian st...

Russians Take Over Last Ukrainian Military Ship In Crimea

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2014 | World

SEVASTOPOL, Crimea, March 23 (Reuters) - Russian forces appeared to be attempting to take over the last military ship controlled by Ukraine in Crime...

Russia Defiant In Response To G8 Snub

Reuters | Posted 03.25.2014 | World

THE HAGUE, March 24 (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov suggested on Monday that the Group of Eight industrialised nations may have out...

Ukrainian Troops Ordered To Leave Crimea

AP | LAURA MILLS and PETER LEONARD | Posted 05.24.2014 | World

NOVOOZERNOE, Crimea (AP) — Russia's foreign minister met with his Ukrainian counterpart for the first time on Monday and demanded more autonomy for ...

Obama Opens Crisis Talks In Europe As Ukraine Pulls Forces From Crimea

Reuters | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics

(Updates throughout) * Russia tightens grip on Crimea * G7 leaders hold emergency talks in the Netherlands ...

Russian Troops Seize Ukrainian Marine Base In Crimea: Ukrainian Serviceman

Reuters | ALEKSANDAR VASOVIC | Posted 03.24.2014 | World

Russian troops forced their way into a Ukrainian marine base in the Crimean port city of Feodosia early on Monday, overrunning one of the few symbols ...

Ukraine: Air Force Commander Being Held After Pro-Russian Forces Storm Base

AP | JIM HEINTZ | Posted 03.23.2014 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian air force commander is being held after his base in Crimea was stormed by pro-Russian forces, and the acting presid...

Russian Flags Fly Over 189 Ukrainian Military Sites In Crimea

Reuters | Posted 05.23.2014 | World

MOSCOW, March 23 (Reuters) - Russia said its flag is now flying over 189 Ukrainian military installations in the Crimea, the defence ministry said o...

Putin Signs Law Annexing Crimea

Reuters | Steve Gutterman and Barbara Lewis | Posted 05.21.2014 | World

President Vladimir Putin signed laws completing Russia's annexation of Crimea on Friday, as investors took fright at a U.S. decision to slap sanctions...

EU, U.S. Expand Sanctions Amid Crimea Unrest

Reuters | Posted 03.20.2014 | World

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW, March 20 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama raised the stakes in an East-West confrontation over Crimea on Thursday by targeti...

I'm Russian, But I Stand With Ukraine

Nina Kalandadze | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics
Nina Kalandadze

Russians still consider Ukraine part of Russia. Seeing their neighbor succeed where they have failed would undermine Putin's political stranglehold and energize the Russian people to seek a better future with real democratic reform.

Official: Ukrainian Troops To Leave Crimea

AP | Associated Press | Posted 05.19.2014 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Russian forces seized military installations across the disputed Crimean Peninsula on Wednesday, prompting Ukraine's security ch...

Ukraine Bolsters Frontier

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2014 | World

By Alastair Macdonald UKRAINIAN-RUSSIAN FRONTIER, March 18 (Reuters) - Ukraine has strengthened frontier defenses with Russia followin...

Ukraine's Soldiers In Crimea Allowed To Use Weapons

Reuters | Natalya Zinets | Posted 03.18.2014 | World

KIEV, March 18 (Reuters) - Ukraine issued orders on Tuesday permitting its soldiers in Crimea to use weapons to protect their lives after a Ukrainian ...

Ukraine Officer Shot Dead In Crimea

Reuters | Pavel Polityuk | Posted 03.18.2014 | World

* First Crimea death in clashes since Russian takeover * Defence minister told to hold talks on preventing escalation (Combines stories, adds death...

Crimea Votes To Join Russia

Reuters | Posted 05.17.2014 | World

By Aleksandar Vasovic and Adrian Croft SIMFEROPOL/BRUSSELS, March 17 (Reuters) - The United States and the European Union imposed sanc...

EU Condemns Crimea Referendum

AP | RAF CASERT | Posted 03.16.2014 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Sunday condemned the referendum in Ukraine's Crimea as illegal and is taking steps to increase sanctions again...

U.S. Officials Issue Travel Alert For Americans In Russia

AP | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is advising U.S. citizens in Russia to be alert amid the potential for increased public demonstrations and an...

Russia Presses On With Crimea Takeover

Reuters | Posted 05.14.2014 | World

By Andrew Osborn and Lina Kushch SEVASTOPOL/DONETSK, Ukraine, March 14 (Reuters) - Dozens of Russians involved in Russia's gradual tak...

U.S. Demands Russian Troops Withdraw From Crimea

AP | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says more than 20,000 Russian troops are in Crimea before a referendum on Sunday tha...