Putin's Plan? Or Kremlin Chaos?
Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he speaks to the media after talks with Ukrainian President in Minsk on August 27. And why not? He's cunning and shrewd.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Tourism suffers in Crimea as Ukraine shuns breakaway region
International cruise lines have stopped docking at Yalta, and Ukrainians have boycotted the peninsula's once-popular Black Sea beaches.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
What Russia Just Did in Ukraine Has the U.S. 'Strongly Concerned'
Declaring it had lost patience with Ukraine's stalling tactics, Russia sent over 130 aid trucks rolling into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday without the approval of the government in Kiev.
UEFA will not recognise results of Crimean clubs in Russia
European football's governing body UEFA on Friday said that it would not recognise the results of any matches played by clubs from Crimea in competitions organised by the Russian Football Union .
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Christian Science Monitor
Putin's backward gaze
CRISIS/PUTIN RTR42H3S 14 Aug. 2014 Yalta, Ukraine Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting in Yalta, Crimea, Aug. 14, 2014.
Utmost absurdity in Minsk
Andrei Sannikov comments on the meeting of the heads of the EU, Ukraine and the Customs Union member states in Minsk.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Vladimir PUTIN: "We deserve to meet in Crimea" They deserve to meet in Hague
The whole world is accustomed to Russian President Vladimir Putin always coming late to meet both foreign heads of state and the national public, as well as holding four- and more hours-long call-in TV shows.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Russia's claim on Crimea's football clubs
The recent conflict between Russia and Ukraine has impacted directly on football in the region, with three former top-tier Ukrainian clubs from the annexed Crimea region starting the new season in the Russian lower leagues.
Putin can respond to war, and the West knows it
Many were expecting bellicose statements in the Yalta speech of Russian President Vladimir Putin in connection with the Ukrainian crisis, but the dominant word was "peace."
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Two more top separatist leaders abandon eastern Ukraine battle
Igor Girkin, also known as "Strelkov," which means Shooter, resigned as the pro-Russia separatists' military commander on Thursday.
Cybercast News Service
Russian aid convoy near Ukraine's border
A large Russian aid convoy headed toward Ukraine Thursday, taking a road leading directly toward a border crossing controlled by pro-Russian rebels in the Luhansk region.
Russian aid convoy nears Ukraine border
Russia appears to be intent on not abiding by a tentative agreement to deliver aid to a Ukraine-controlled border checkpoint.
Putin: We deserve to meet in Crimea
Vladimir Putin came nearly four hours late with his long-awaited speech before State Duma deputies and federal ministers in Yalta, Crimea.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Ukraine's Broader Impact
Anyone who has witnessed European farmers drive their tractors into the center of Brussels and dump crops in front of EU headquarters, knows the hold they have on legislators.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
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Ukraine wants Russian FA sanctioned for accepting ...
Ukraine's football federation has called on soccer's world and European governing bodies FIFA and UEFA to sanction the Russian Football Union for bringing Crimean clubs into its league structure.
Sat Aug 09, 2014
Ukrainian rebels say they are ready for ceasefire
People hold Russian flags and flags of the self-proclaimed "People's Republics of Donbass" in eastern Ukraine as they take part in a rally in support of pro-Russian separatists in Moscow.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Tourism takes a nosedive in Crimea
It's been the year everything changed in Crimea. The sudden appearance of armed men in green uniforms, which little by little led to Russian annexation, new flags, new passports - and Western sanctions.
Tue Aug 05, 2014
Ukraine: Humanitarian needs rise as internal displacement tops 117...
As the situation in eastern Ukraine continues to deteriorate, the UN refugee agency estimates that over 117,000 people are currently displaced inside Ukraine.
Russia jumps the gun again over Crimea
Russia appears to have jumped the gun, yet again, in its haste to prise Crimea's top clubs out of the Ukraine football system and pressure the international football authorities into granting approval.