Vice President Biden Visits Ukraine to Show Support

By: Friday November 21, 2014 2:02 pm

In an event today in Ukraine Vice President Joe Biden stood next to Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko to announce, on the one year anniversary of the overthrow of the previous government, that the US would continue its commitment to the ruling group in Kiev. The US supported the overthrow of the former Ukrainian president, Viktor Yanukovich, and now has promised to stand behind the new government, for now.

Biden said he had spoken to President Obama about US continued support and the threat posted by Russia.

 

Ukraine Elections Setup Showdown Between West And Russia

By: Monday October 27, 2014 9:13 am

Sunday saw parliamentary elections swing to the pro-West faction of Ukraine politics with results that will likely keep Arseniy Yatsenyuk as Prime Minister of Ukraine. Yatsenyuk’s party, People’s Front, gained 21.6% of the vote with the bloc supporting President Petro Poroshenko getting 21.5% of the vote. With Poroshenko and Yatsenyuk in control there is little doubt that the government in Kiev will be shifting away from Russia towards the US and EU.

Ukraine Seeks NATO Membership as Putin Addresses Separatists as ‘New Russia’

By: Friday August 29, 2014 9:00 am

In a desperate and potentially catastrophic move, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk has asked the parliament in Kiev to assist in gaining Ukraine membership in NATO. If Ukraine successfully petitions to become a member of NATO then Ukraine could be ground zero for a nuclear war between Russian and NATO forces. Under the rules of NATO, any attack – real or perceived as real – on a member must be responded to by all members.

Before Ukraine can formally seek membership it must reverse its currently codified status as non-bloc which was put in the Ukrainian Constitution by couped out former President Viktor Yanukovich.

Ukraine: Fighting Heats Up In Slovyansk And Odessa

By: Tuesday May 6, 2014 6:58 am

As Kiev’s “anti-terrorist” operation continues the bodies are beginning to pile up on both sides making it increasingly hard to deny that Ukraine is, in fact, in a civil war. Kiev and pro-Russian forces are exchanging gunfire and casualties in Slovyansk while pro-Russian riots break out in Odessa in the aftermath of the massacre there.

Ukraine Defense Minister Resigns; Harry Reid Blames GOP For Russia Annexing Crimea

By: Tuesday March 25, 2014 6:47 am

Though Ukraine has a meager military compared to Russia, the Ukraine Defense Minister has now given his resignation to the interim government, which they accepted. What was he supposed to do exactly – pretend the Russians didn’t know Ukraine’s forces were weaker than their own? Pretend that Crimea is not majority ethnic Russian that wanted to join the Russian Federation? Why hasn’t Interim Prime Minister Yatsenyuk resigned?

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had a different offering to the gods for failure – the GOP.

Ukraine’s Interim Prime Minister Says Country Is Part Of ‘Western World’

By: Thursday March 13, 2014 6:40 am

Ukraine’s opposition Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, decided to stop hiding his strings and all but admit that he is trying to align with and serve US and EU interests claiming that “Ukraine is and will be part of the Western world.” So much for independence. It seems Yatsenyuk is proving the old adage that politics is a strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.

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