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A man holds a single Russian flag while Crimean Tatar activists wave their flags and shout slogans such as ‘Crimea is not Russia, Glory to Ukraine’ during a rally in Simferopol, Crimea, Ukraine, 26 February 2014. (EPA/Artur Shvarts)
Kiev, Reuters—President Vladimir Putin put Russian combat troops on high alert for a drill on Wednesday, the Kremlin’s most powerful gesture yet after days of sabre rattling since its ally Viktor Yanukovich was toppled as president of Ukraine. Thousands of...
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epa04100184 Ukrainians lay flowers in memory of those killed during the recent violent anti-government protests, in Kiev, Ukraine, 25 February 2014. Russia and the European Union warned 25 February of growing instability in Ukraine, as the country’s new leaders postponed the formation of an interim government and potential financial aid packages were being discussed on […]
When a major crisis erupts in a country that does not interest us much, a quick visit through the annals of history becomes a must. Even if the country is far away, history may give a hint about the roots of the tensions, its complexity and the parties involved. The...
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A protester covered with a Ukrainian national flag passes by a destroyed truck near the Ukrainian Parliament building in downtown of Kiev, Ukraine, on February 24, 2014. (EPA/MAXIM SHIPENKOV)
It is easy to dismiss the political divisions that crisscross Ukraine, just as it is easy to forget the international stakes involved in its latest chapter of the story of state building, collapse and rebuilding happening there. Such neglect will ensure that history...
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Men and women stand at a memorial for the people killed in clashes with police at Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. (AP /Emilio Morenatti)
Moscow,AP—With a successful Winter Olympics behind him, Russian President Vladimir Putin is facing what may become the most dramatic challenge to his rule to date: how to respond to the turmoil in Ukraine, a country he has declared vital for Russia’s interests...
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People lay flowers at the barricades in memory of the victims of the recent clashes in central Kiev, Ukraine on February 24, 2014. (Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili)
Sevastopol, AP—Ukraine’s acting government issued a warrant Monday for the arrest of President Viktor Yanukovych, last reportedly seen in the pro-Russian Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, accusing him of mass crimes against protesters who stood up for months...