The success of the Ukrainian protests has become a dream for oppositionists all over the world. However, they seem to neglect the fact that such coups can only happen to weak governments. The weakness of President Victor Yanukovych is doubtless. His actions were not decisive or elaborate: the first crackdown by the Berkut special police units on December 1 only made matters worse and provoked complaints about violence against the population.
The National Welfare Fund of Russia may finance construction of a bridge to Crimea over the Kerch Strait, said the Minister for Regional Development Igor Slyunyayev, Rosbalt reports.Rosavtodor is to complete construction of the bridge by …
US President Barack Obama told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in a telephone conversation on Sunday-Monday night that America will not recognize the Crimean referendum results. France, UK, Italy, Canada, Japan, Turkey and Georgia expressed a similar attitude towards the process. Vladimir Yevseyev, Director of the Center for Socio-Political Studies, believes that the international reaction does not necessarily mean political isolation. On the contrary, says the expert, the position of the West will only make Russia stronger and weaken the political positions of the USA.
The Supreme Administrative Court of Ukraine has started hearings on a Donetsk lawyer Vladimir Olentsevich’s lawsuit claiming that the actions of the parliament, which made Oleksandr Turchynov the Acting President, were illegal, RIA Novosti …
The Cabinet of Ukraine was preparing an action plan for the “100 days – 100 steps of government” program, said Vice Prime Minister Vitaly Yarema at the opening of a session today, RIA Novosti reports.Yarema asked Minister for Economic …
Yesterday, the US Congress condemned Russia for its actions in Ukraine and urged the White House to boot Russia out of the G8 and impose visa and economic sanctions, RIA Novosti reports.402 congressmen voted for the initiative and 7 expressed their opinion about it. They proposed sending OSCE observers to Crimea and other Ukrainian regions. NATO was recommended to stop cooperation with Russia.Russian President Vladimir Putin said that harm the sanctions may cause would be mutual because everyone was interdependent.
Speaker of the Crimean Parliament Vladimir Konstantinov said that Crimea will not remain a territory of Ukraine regardless of whether President Victor Yanukovych returns or not, RIA Novosti reports.Crimea has passed a Declaration of Independence today, approved by Sevastopol, based on the UN Charter and the decision of the UN International Court of Justice for Kosovo (July 22, 2010). The referendum of March 16 will decide whether Crimea and Sevastopol will join Russia.
Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych has accused the new government of being a background for nationalists. He emphasized in Rostov-on-Don that he was the legitimate leader of Ukraine and was planning to return to Kiev as soon as possible.
Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych will have a press conference at the Ametist hall of Vertolexpo in Rostov-on-Don at 1.00PM on March 11, Interfax reports.
Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych plans to make a speech in Rostov-on-Don on March 11, RIA Novosti reports.
US President Barack Obama said at a charity meeting in Virginia that he hoped for de-escalation of tensions over Ukraine, RIA Novosti reports.He accused Russia of using force to influence Ukraine.Obama admitted that Ukrainian President Victor …
Orthodox Christians, youth and Cossack organizations of Odessa and nearby residential areas are forming Orthodox militia to help parishes, RIA Novosti reports. The militia groups will protect religious centers, places, priests and church-goers from aggression and extremism, RIA Novosti reports.
Baku is hosting the conference “Geopolitics of the Caspian-Black Sea Region: security problems." The talks were organized by the office for development of information and science ties with countries of the Caucasus of the North-South Center for Political Analysis in Baku, Vestnik Kavkaza and Trend.Alexey Vlasov, Executive Director of the North-South Center for Political Analysis and moderator of the conference, noted that the role of expert communications was rising and they needed to compare notes. Regular meetings would prevent wrong evaluations.
The Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office will file a request for extradition of President Victor Yanukovych from Russia, should his hiding in Russia be proven, RIA Novosti reports.Yanukovych was put on the international wanted list. The Kiev Court ordered his arrest.
CSTO Secretary General Nikolai Bordyuzha said that the absence of constructivism or indifference to other countries in handling the situation in Ukraine would cause degradation and aggravations in Europe, ITAR-TASS reports.He emphasized that …
Leonid Slutsky, head of the Russian parliamentary committee for the CIS, Eurasian integration and contacts with compatriots, has proposed the formation of a confederation in Ukraine, Interfax reports.Slutsky paid special attention to the …
Switzerland has decided to freeze any accounts of Ukrainian ex-President Victor Yanukovych in the country, Vice Chancellor of the Swiss Federal Council Andre Simonazzi has announced, RIA Novosti reports.
Russians, Tatars, and Cossacks
Ukrainian fugitive President Victor Yanukovych has found himself a refuge in Russia. He has admitted his request for political asylum in Russia today.