Regarding the chaotic situation in Ukraine, the treachery and delusion of the European Union is plain for all to see: firstly, by backing the violent overthrow of a democratically elected president, Viktor Yanukovych; secondly, by signing an association agreement with Ukraine in the middle of a civil war; and, thirdly, by supporting president Petro Poroshenko in Eastern Ukraine.
Thu, 04 Sep, 2014
Ukraine’s chief prosecutor has accused Viktor Yanukovich of heading a mafia-style syndicate whose crimes cost the former Soviet republic up to $100 billion (€72bn) and said some of the stolen money was now being used to fund Russian-backed separatists.
Thu, 01 May, 2014
President Vladimir Putin delivered a robust defence of Russia’s actions in Crimea and said he would use force in Ukraine only as a last resort, easing market fears yesterday that East-West tension over the former Soviet republic could lead to war.
Wed, 05 Mar, 2014
Russia’s order for 150,000 troops to test their combat readiness near Ukraine’s border has prompted a blunt warning from the United States that any military intervention in the crisis-torn nation would be a “grave mistake”.
Thu, 27 Feb, 2014
Ukraine issued an arrest warrant yesterday for its ousted pro-Russian president over “mass murder” and appealed for $35bn (€25bn) in Western aid as Moscow denounced Kiev’s new reformist interim government as “Kalashnikov-toting people in black masks.”
Tue, 25 Feb, 2014