Posts Tagged ‘ John Kerry ’

Ukraine crisis: Geneva talks produce agreement on defusing conflict

Apr 17th, 2014 | By

US, Russia, Ukraine and EU agree measures including end of violence, disarming of illegal groups and amnesty for protesters Julian Borger The US, Russia, Ukraine and the European Union have agreed a plan aimed at defusing the gathering conflict in eastern Ukraine. At a meeting in Geneva which began with low expectations but led to…


General and Former Defense Official Urge Nonlethal Military Aid for Ukraine

Apr 16th, 2014 | By

MICHAEL R. GORDON APRIL 15, 2014 WASHINGTON — Ukraine’s military has an urgent need for nonlethal military assistance like body armor, night-vision goggles, communications gear and aviation fuel to defend against a potential Russian attack, according to a new analysis by a former NATO commander and a former Pentagon official. But wary of provoking Russia,…


Hey Ukraine, That Crackdown is Going to Cost You

Feb 20th, 2014 | By

With Kiev in flames, the West hopes sanctions will force the Ukrainian government to put down its guns BY JAMILA TRINDLE FEBRUARY 20, 2014 After weeks of disagreement between American and European leaders over how to respond to escalating violence in Ukraine, the mounting bloodshed and chaos in the streets of Kiev seems to have…


Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity

Dec 27th, 2013 | By

Written by Dr. Andrew Zhalko-Tytarenko, Guest Contributor The sudden change of mind on the European Association by Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych in late November had unexpected and devastating impacts on his administration. Instead of the usual rallies in the thousands, which the government expected, the protests against his decision grew to hundreds of thousands of…


Ukraine Is Hungary All Over Again

Dec 22nd, 2013 | By

Allan Topol Russian President Vladimir Putin has been making an effort not only to catapult Russia back on the world stage, but also to cobble together portions of the old Soviet empire. Ukraine, with its 45 million people, would be the jewel in the crown. However, it is proving to be a stumbling block for…