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STANFORD – To read the international press, one would think that the last two years have been good ones for Russian President Vladimir Putin. His campaign in Ukraine has largely achieved its main goals; Russia has wrested control of Crimea and destabilized large portions of the rest of the country. Plunging oil prices may have wreaked havoc on Russia’s finances, but so far Putin’s popularity seems unaffected. Read more at http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/russia-rulings-threaten-putin- …
Russian military prepared five pontoon ferries to transport forces across Seversky Donets river.As stated by the press service of Alexander Turchinov, National Security and Defense Council Secretary.According to Turchynov, the Russian Army engineering units have set up 5 pontoon ferries across the river of Seversky Donets at the site, where the river separates Ukraine and Russia, also equipping the access roads to these crossings."Thus, military infrastructure is being set up to ensure the …
Another loud voice joins the chorus accusing The White House of inactivity in providing support to Ukraine.Ohio Governor John Kasich congratulated Ukrainians on Ukrainian Independence day.
Praising the democratic progress in Ukraine he stated that US has a moral obligation in supporting Ukrainians on their way to democracy.
Turning his voice to the White House he stated that,“Strong U.S. support for Ukraine is critically important, especially as we see the country that feels ‘threatened’ by a …
Ukrainian Army Press Center reports multiple cease fire violations from the areas controlled by pro-Kremlin separatists.
There have been reports of heavy artillery barrages hitting residential areas in the township of Prohorovka.
During the previous day, eight Ukrainian army personnel were wounded.
The escalations took place in the areas of Mariupol, Donetsk and Lugansk.
Ukrainian army officials also accused pro-kremlin separatists of attempting to seize the territory in the buffer zones. …
Renewed fighting in Ukraine has claimed the lives of dozens of civilians and soldiers in the past two weeks alone. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin have both called emergency war councils since Aug. 4, as the ceasefire and diplomacy have further broken down. In its recent reports, the Ukrainian military has used the phrase “most shelling in six months” multiple times, and with increasing frequency.
The administration of the republican speaker John Boehner accused President Obama’s administration for not taking any steps towards providing Ukraine with lethal weapons.
On Wednesday Boehner's administration sent out an email with the subject "The White house is abandoning Ukraine" says UAWire.org quoting the Voice of America.
The letter says that “while Russia continues to escalate its attacks on Ukraine, USA has a moral obligation to support Ukraine. Ukraine is in desperate need of …
KYIV, Ukraine—This was supposed to be a routine reconnaissance mission, but suddenly it became complicated.
The story of the Swedish sniper fighting in Eastern Ukraine.
Not all propaganda is created equal. For every piece of elegantly crafted misinformation meant to sway hearts and minds, there is spin so poorly produced that it borders on the absurd. Case in point, a comically bad audio recording released by the Russian tabloid Komsomolskaya Pravda on Wednesday of two alleged CIA agents conspiring to bring down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, which crashed in eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014.
The Ukraine crisis is not only about Ukraine. Far more urgent for humanity as a whole are the commitments made by Russia and other UN Security Council members with regard to Ukraine's accession to the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Treaty (NPT) following the Soviet Union's collapse. The NPT aims to curtail the spread of weapons of mass destruction.
Russia and Ukraine: A Legal Perspective
An interview with Thomas D. Grant, senior research fellow of Wolfson College and senior associate of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, both at the University of Cambridge.