Rockets killed more than 10 civilians and soldiers deep in Ukrainian government-held territory yesterday and rebels pushed on with an assault on an army-held rail junction, setbacks that showed Kiev’s position worsening on the eve of peace talks.
Wed, 11 Feb, 2015
I’m not a fan of Henry Kissinger, but I agree with most of his article of March 5, about Ukraine, in the Washington Post. He wrote: “if Ukraine is to survive and thrive, it must not be either side’s outpost against the other — it should function as a bridge between them … Ukraine should not join NATO”.
Tue, 18 Mar, 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
“This is a declaration of war... We are on the brink of disaster,” Ukraine prime minister Arseny Yatsenyuk warned, as Russian troops surrounded at least two military bases in Crimea and the country’s Naval commander defected to Moscow.
Mon, 03 Mar, 2014