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Ukraine Violence

Europe's Ukrainian Test

Ana Palacio | Posted 05.03.2014 | World
Ana Palacio

"The West's uncertainty over Ukraine contrasts sharply with Russia's clear vision," Former Spanish Foreign Minister Ana Palacio wrote in Project Syndicate. "Putin knows that a pro-Western, pro-NATO Ukraine would present a major obstacle to Russian dominance in Eurasia, potentially cutting off Russia's access to the Black Sea and, most important, providing a model to his opponents at home. His acts over the last days confirm that he is willing to play hardball, leveraging the discontent (real or provoked) of Ukraine's ethnic Russian population, particularly in Crimea, the home of Russia's Black Sea Fleet."

Sochi Over

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Putin's Kampf

Project Syndicate | CHARLES TANNOCK | Posted 03.03.2014 | World

Charles Tannock, member of the foreign affairs committee of the European Parliament. BRUSSELS – Russia’s seizure of Crimea is the most naked ex...

Asa Bennett

Russia's Standoff With Ukraine Threatens To Disrupt Energy Supply In Europe | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.03.2014 | World

LONDON -- European governments are rushing to undercut fears that consumers could suffer power shortages and soaring bills should Russia’s standoff ...

Russia Makes Aggressive Move Against Ukraine

Reuters | Posted 03.03.2014 | World

KIEV, March 3 (Reuters) - Russian fighter jets twice violated Ukraine's air space over the Black Sea during the night, Interfax news agency quoted the...

Global Stocks Slide

Reuters | Posted 05.03.2014 | Business

* U.S. stock futures down 1.0 pct, Japan's Nikkei falls 1.3 pct * Yen, Swiss franc and gold gain on safe-haven plays, euro pressured ...

The Ukrainian Eye of the Storm

Colin Wolfgang | Posted 04.30.2014 | World
Colin Wolfgang

Yanukovych's asylum was a predictable move, however, and truthfully does not cause Ukraine any real harm. What does cause Ukraine harm is the events of the past 24 hours in Crimea, where masked, armed Russian militiamen have seized major government buildings and put up Russian flags.

Obama: Any Violation Of Ukraine's Sovereignty Would Be 'Destabilizing'

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama spoke on the situation in Ukraine on Friday, saying "we are now deeply concerned" about recent events. Obama said any milita...

Obama Delivers Statement On Situation In Ukraine

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama is delivering a statement on the situation in Ukraine. Obama will speak on the situation from the White House briefing room....

Ukraine Prosecutor Orders Detention Of 10 Former Top Officials

Reuters | Posted 04.30.2014 | World

KIEV, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Ukraine's Prosecutor General on Friday ordered the detention of 10 top former government, security and military officials ...

Ukraine's Jews Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place... Again

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 04.27.2014 | World
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

It goes without saying that Jewish institutions are bolstering security and it has been reported that some public events have been canceled. One can only wonder what kind of Purim and Passover await our Jewish brothers and sisters in the Ukraine.

The Piano Extremist: Maestro of Euromaidan

Rebecca Novick | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Rebecca Novick

Though he is dressed up for a fight, this young man has for months now been performing lyrical recitals on old uprights for Kiev's Maidanites.

Ukrainian Tango on the Brink: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back?

Erik Brattberg | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics
Erik Brattberg

Though the newest deal is a welcomed respite from recent days' brutal violence, no one should be surprised if the situation in Ukraine is soon taking yet another turn for the uglier. On the contrary, such an escalation of violence fits well with how Yanukovych has acted from day one of the crisis.

John McCain Calls Obama 'The Most Naive President' Ever

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) didn't hold back criticizing President Barack Obama Thursday in a radio interview. Reflecting on Obama's h...

Ukraine: Western Sanctions Alone Are Not Enough

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics
Tinatin Japaridze

Are the United States and the European Union right to impose sanctions on Ukrainian officials as a result of the escalating violence in Kiev? If so, should they be more proactive in solving the Ukrainian crisis?

WATCH: Ukraine's Wounded Protesters Have Nowhere To Go

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 02.20.2014 | World

As dozens lay dead in the streets of the Ukrainian capital of Kiev on Thursday, Ukraine's Interior Minister announced he had authorized forces to use ...

On the Origins of the Violence in Ukraine

Daniel Solomon | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics
Daniel Solomon

The glacial decay of the Ukrainian public sphere, as a political thing, is a years-long, intentional affair. In the decade since the so-called Orange Revolution in 2004, Ukraine's governing patrons have engaged an aggressive campaign of civic subterfuge.

Twitter Photos Show The Brutal Aftermath Of Ukraine Clashes

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 02.20.2014 | World

As protesters in Ukraine clash with riot police, many brave journalists on the scene are documenting the bloodshed by sharing images on Twitter. In ju...

WATCH: Ukraine's Street Battles Reach Fever Pitch

Posted 02.19.2014 | World

Security forces and anti-government demonstrators are locked in battle on the streets of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, heightening fears that the coun...

Ukraine's President Announces Truce

The Huffington Post/AP | Ryan Craggs | Posted 02.19.2014 | World

Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych announced he and Ukrainian opposition have agreed to a truce, Agence France-Presse reports: #BREAKING Ukraine...

Pressure Rises On Ukraine's Yanukovich

Reuters | Posted 04.06.2014 | World

By Richard Balmforth KIEV, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovich, battling mass unrest against his rule, faced deman...

LOOK: Incredible Photos From Behind The Battle Lines In Kiev

Posted 01.31.2014 | World

Not a single resident of the Ukrainian capital Kiev will forget the days of January 22 and 23, when pitched battles between protesters and security fo...

Ukraine: Police Attacked Dozens of Journalists, Medics

Human Rights Watch | Posted 04.02.2014 | World
Human Rights Watch

Ukraine's international partners should press Ukraine to investigate serious human rights violations and prosecute those responsible in accordance with international due process standards.

Dead Man Found Hanging In Kiev's Independence Square

Reuters | Posted 03.29.2014 | World

KIEV (Reuters) - A 55-year-old man was found dead on Monday hanging from the framework of a huge artificial 'New Year tree' in central Kiev which has ...

3 Killed In Kiev Clashes

Reuters | Pavel Polityuk and Natalia Zinets | Posted 03.23.2014 | World

* Opposition says Yanukovich does not meet their demands * Ready to brave police bullets with more protests, they say * ...