EU foreign policy chief: Russia amassing over 150,000 troops along Ukraine borders, in Crimea

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said Monday that Russia has massed over 150,000 troops along the Ukrainian border and in the annexed Crimea peninsula. "It is the highest Russian military deployment at Ukrainian borders ever," Borrell told journalists after talks involving Ukraine's foreign minister, refusing to disclose the source of the figure.  Earlier on Monday, … Continue reading EU foreign policy chief: Russia amassing over 150,000 troops along Ukraine borders, in Crimea

Russia Promises Response to US Missile Defense Systems in Ukraine

Earlier in the day, Ukrainian National Security Service Secretary Oleksander Turchynov said that Kiev may consider placing missile defense systems in its territory after consultations. “If this means that Ukraine plans to deploy elements of US missile defense systems on its territory, then, obviously, this could be understood as being completely negative because it would pose … Continue reading Russia Promises Response to US Missile Defense Systems in Ukraine

Gigantic 100-metre sinkhole leaves Ukrainian villagers terrified

Spanning100 metres across and some 60 meters deep, this gigantic hole could be a meteor crater. But it’s understood to have been caused by something far closer to home – humble salt. Terrified residents fear their homes will soon vanish after it suddenly opened up in their Ukrainian village, reportedly swallowing seven houses in the process. Now they … Continue reading Gigantic 100-metre sinkhole leaves Ukrainian villagers terrified

Wildfires in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone Prompt Radiation Fears

Ukraine's emergency services appealed for calm Wednesday as wildfires raged in the exclusion zone surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine that went into meltdown in 1986. "Levels of background radiation are normal … don't panic! Everything is in order," Ukrainian emergency services head Zoryan Shkiryak was cited by Russian media as saying, adding "the … Continue reading Wildfires in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone Prompt Radiation Fears

Ukraine Rushes to ‘Ban Communism’ in Time for Anniv. of Victory Over Nazism

Ukrainian government officials have vowed to pass a bill banning communist ideology, symbols, and propaganda, and equating the ideology with Nazism. Speaking on Ukrainian television on Saturday, Justice Minister Pavel Petrenko promised that "before May 9th, parliament will pass a decommunization package." The minister noted that the initiative "is something we should have done 20 years … Continue reading Ukraine Rushes to ‘Ban Communism’ in Time for Anniv. of Victory Over Nazism

Kiev threatens to stop importing Russian gas from April 1

Ukraine threatens to stop importing Russian gas from April 1 - rt.com Kiev said it will stop importing Russian gas from next Wednesday if Gazprom doesn’t offer it a better price, according to the country’s Energy Minister Vladimir Demchishin. Halting supplies through Ukraine could put Europe’s energy security in limbo. “It is necessary to buy Russian … Continue reading Kiev threatens to stop importing Russian gas from April 1

Ukrainian Prime Minister Demands Putting Troops on Full Combat Alert

Ukrainian Prime Minister Demands Putting Troops on Full Combat Alert - sputnik news.com Arseny Yatsenyuk called on the Ukrainian Defense Ministry to put the armed forces on full combat alert, and to equip air-raid shelters. Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk called on the Ministry of Defense and the General Staff to put troops on full combat … Continue reading Ukrainian Prime Minister Demands Putting Troops on Full Combat Alert

Evidence mounting of Russian troops in Ukraine

http://www.dw.de/evidence-mounting-of-russian-troops-in-ukraine/a-18294255 Evidence is mounting that Russian soldiers are officially fighting in Eastern Ukraine. Reporters and human rights activists describe their attempts to remain undercover. It was a surprising confession. In an interview with the opposition Russian newspaper, Nowaja Gaseta, (from Monday, March 2) a wounded Russian tank operator confirmed what many have long assumed: That contracted … Continue reading Evidence mounting of Russian troops in Ukraine

Top U.S. general says it is time to consider arming Ukrainian forces

According to reports from the Washington Post a top U.S. military officer expressed openness Tuesday to providing U.S. weapons to Ukrainian forces, joining a growing number of senior American officials who say greater U.S. involvement may be needed in Kiev’s fight against Russian-backed separatists. This comes on the heels of Russia threatening Military action if … Continue reading Top U.S. general says it is time to consider arming Ukrainian forces