Ukraine Crisis: Russian parliament leaders are saying they welcome Crimea breaking away from Ukraine and joining the Russian Federation. They are unlikely to have said it without the approval of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Ukraine Crisis: In a further political complication, The Crimean parliament today voted to join Russia and called for a public referendum within 10 days. The majority of Crimeans are ethnic Russians. The Ukraine government says Crimea cannot have a unilateral vote to change the borders of the country.
A Kiev court ruled that the Crimean Parliament’s vote to secede from Ukraine and join Russia is illegal. President Obama said in Washington, “Any discussion about the future of Ukraine must include the legitimate government of Ukraine. We are well beyond the days when borders can be redrawn over...
The Russians are keeping up the pressure, though. Overnight Wednesday they sank a junked ship in the mouth of a harbor to block Ukrainian naval vessels into their port.Read more
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Ukraine Crisis: The European Union today is prepared to offer $15 billion in aid to shore up Ukraine. That’s in addition to the $1 billion offered by the US yesterday. Stocks jumped yesterday as investors relaxed their fears about …Read more
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It's Been Said
“Any discussion about the future of Ukraine must include the legitimate government of Ukraine. We are well beyond the days when borders can be redrawn over the heads of democratically elected leaders.”
-President Obama in Washington speaking about the Ukraine crisis