Tag: Ukraine

Malaysia Airlines passenger plane crashes near Ukrainian border

The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting Friday morning after two planes were downed this week over eastern Ukraine, including a Malaysia Airlines plane carrying 295 people. Britain’s UN Mission said it requested the meeting and proposed a press statement calling for “a full, thorough and independent international investigation into the incident.” The […]

Ukraine’s Poroshenko ‘to order unilateral ceasefire’

Ukraine’s president has set out proposals for a peace plan for eastern Ukraine involving a unilateral ceasefire by government forces. Petro Poroshenko said the temporary truce – expected “in hours or days” – would allow pro-Russian militants in the region to lay down their arms. One separatist group has already rejected the proposal. Mr Poroshenko’s […]

Kiev Says Russia Has Cut Off All Gas To Ukraine

KIEV/GORKI Russia (Reuters) – Russia cut off gas to Ukraine on Monday in a dispute over unpaid bills that could disrupt supplies to the rest of Europe and set back hopes for peace in the former Soviet republic.   After weekend violence that included the loss of 49 troops in the downing of a Ukrainian plane, Russia said Kiev missed a deadline for a $1.95 […]

Russia’s Gazprom signs Agreement to Abandon the Dollar

On June 6 2014, the official Russian news agency Itar Tass announced what many were expecting since at least the beginning of the Ukrainian crisis: Russian main energy company, Gazprom Neft has finally “signed agreements with its consumers” to switch from Dollars to Euros (as transition to the ruble) “for payments under contracts”. The announcement […]

Why Ukraine’s Civil War Is of Global Historical Importance

Ukraine’s civil war started on 2 May 2014, when supporters of the February-coup-imposed (click on that link if you don’t know about that coup) Ukrainian central government firebombed Odessa’s Trade Unions Building, incinerating hundreds of Odessans who opposed the coup… Read More: » Why Ukraine’s Civil War Is of Global Historical Importance Alex Jones’ Infowars: There’s a war on for your […]

Obama in Europe shows the limits of US power

Whether he likes it or not, President Barack Obama’s trip to Europe will be about Ukraine, Vladimir Putin and American power. He may not stoop to pick up the geopolitical gauntlet thrown down

Ukraine launches talks but its foes are missing

Ukraine’s government launched talks Wednesday on decentralizing power as part of a European-backed peace plan, but didn’t invite its main foes

Both sides bury dead as Ukraine slides towards war

Both sides have been burying their dead as Ukraine slides further towards war, with supporters of Russia and of a united Ukraine accusing each other of tearing the country apart.