The crisis in the Ukraine has increased the risks to Russia's already weakening economy presented by currency depreciation and capital flight, Fitch Ratings has said. The situation is still highly unpredictable but Russia's sovereign credit profile is robust and events so far do not have implications for the country's 'BBB' rating, Fitch said.
Nine Russian soldiers who were participating in military exercises in Canada have been expelled from the country, as Ottawa continues to denounce Russia's military intervention in Crimea, CTV News has reported.
The founder of the Civil Platform party, billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, has called for the newly discovered facts about Maidan snipers to be investigated by an international commission.
Acting Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov has dismissed Ukraine's recently appointed Navy commander, Rear Admiral Denis Berezovsky, who took the oath of allegiance to "Crimean people", Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Viktoria Siumar said.
When Oleksandr Oleksiuk shows up at Kyiv flea markets, the vendors immediately tell him: “We have nothing new about Shevchenko.”
As it appears that fundamental improvement of the Ukrainian legal system and governmental structure is now possible, based on my 23 years of legal practice focused on Ukraine I have made below some initial suggestions for how such change might be quickly implemented to improve Ukraine for the future. I have also added a suggestion on how to reassure and develop Crimea.
BERLIN — European Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger does not expect Russia to switch off gas supplies to Europe over the Ukraine crisis, he told German magazine Wirtschaftswoche in an interview published on Saturday.
The Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) has called on the National Television and Radio Broadcasting Council to meet and review the licensing conditions for the broadcast in Ukraine of Russian television channels.
ARMYANSK, Ukraine -- On a road leading to the Crimean peninsula, a journalist woke up with a start. He was being stared at, through the window of the car he and his colleague from a TV station hired to drive to Crimea on March 1, by at least a half-dozen men armed with Kalashnikovs.
MOSCOW/KIEV March 1 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin demanded and won his parliament's approval on Saturday to invade Ukraine, where the new government warned of war, put its troops on high alert and appealed to NATO for help.
The crisis in Crimea has been many years in the making, and made it ripe for the taking.
SUDDENLY the specter of the Cold War is back. Prompted by the political crisis in Ukraine, some conservatives have called for President Obama to stand up to Vladimir V. Putin in the grand tradition of previous American presidents who stared eyeball to eyeball with Soviet leaders from Joseph Stalin to Mikhail S. Gorbachev.
Simferopol, Ukraine (CNN) -- Leaders of a shaky new government in Ukraine were mobilizing troops Sunday amid signs of Russian military intervention in Ukraine's Crimean peninsula.
Vladimir Putin, the Russian President and autocrat, had a plan for the winter of 2014: to reassert his country’s power a generation after the collapse of the Soviet Union. He thought that he would achieve this by building an Olympic wonderland on the Black Sea for fifty-one billion dollars and putting on a dazzling television show. It turns out that he will finish the season in a more ruthless fashion, by invading a peninsula on the Black Sea and putting on quite a different show—a demonstration war that could splinter a sovereign country and turn very bloody, very quickly.
The Kremlin believes the West has been instrumental in the unrest in Ukraine – and will take its revenge.
The West faced its biggest confrontation with Russia since the Cold War and Ukraine marshaled its forces for defense after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared the right to invade his neighbor.
The head of Ukraine's national security and defense council, Andriy Parubiy, says Ukraine is to call up all military reservists.
NATO is to hold an urgent meeting in Brussels to consider the situation in Ukraine.
What Russia’s President Vladimir Putin is doing in Crimea reminds of what Adolf Hitler had done in Sudetenland in the 1930s when he moved his troops into a region of what was Czechoslovakia at that time, with a regional ethnic German majority.
Ukraine has put its armed forces on full alert and warned Russia that military intervention will lead to war shortly after Vladimir Putin gave the green light for an invasion as the upper house of the Russian parliament unanimously approved his request to send troops into the neighbouring state.