Posts Tagged ‘ Victoria Nuland ’

Putin’s Useful Idiots

Apr 29th, 2014 | By

Slawomir Sierakowski April 28, 2014 Western intellectuals have long had a soft spot for Russia. Voltaire, the French teacher of tolerance and a great friend of Catherine the Great, said that he would gladly move to Russia, though only if its capital were Kiev, not icy St. Petersburg. Johann Gottfried von Herder, the German philosopher…


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…


Cease-Fire in Kiev as Opposition Leaders Meet With President

Jan 23rd, 2014 | By

By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN JAN. 23, 2014 KIEV, Ukraine — After another night of clashes, protesters battling the police in the Ukrainian capital agreed to a temporary cease-fire on Thursday as opposition leaders planned to attend a second round of negotiations with President Viktor F. Yanukovich. More than three hours of face-to-face talks on Wednesday…


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…


OP-ED: How Europe Can Help Kiev

Dec 23rd, 2013 | By

By SYLVIE KAUFFMANN Published: December 23, 2013 PARIS — On Aug. 1, 1991, President George Bush delivered a memorable speech in Kiev, Ukraine. Poland was free, Germany was reunited, the Soviet empire was falling apart. Yet President Bush, obsessed with stability, warned the Ukrainian people against independence. They should not, he lectured, give in to…


Ukraine’s oligarchs could have final say in political crisis

Dec 17th, 2013 | By

Some billionaires are wary of a Putin-style crackdown Daniel McLaughlin Ukraine’s crisis may not be resolved on the streets of Kiev, or in the headquarters of the government or president, but in the lavish offices and villas of billionaire oligarchs whose wealth affords them huge political power. Whereas Russian president Vladimir Putin has forced tycoons…


Trying to get into Yanukovych’s head…

Dec 12th, 2013 | By

11 December 2013 at 18:24 The question on the minds of many in Ukraine (and I suspect around the world) today is “why?” Why did the Yanukovych regime choose to attempt to clear the demonstrators from Kyiv’s city center specifically during the early hours of 11/12/13? This is not merely a numerological question. Given the…