In an interview with Bloomberg News Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov asserted that Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland had meetings with the Ukrainian neofascist group Right Sector in Washington DC. The Right Sector has been involved in numerous killings including the burning of pro-Russian supporters in Odessa.
|By: DSWright Monday May 19, 2014 6:52 am|
|By: DSWright Wednesday May 7, 2014 7:40 am|
Yesterday the Senate Foreign Relations Committee had a hearing on US policy in Ukraine. The hearing exposes deep divisions both in strategy and perspective. Senators grilled Assistant Secretary, European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia Evelyn Farkas and Assistant Secretary, Terrorist Financing, Department of the Treasury Daniel Glaser as to why the US policy in Ukraine seemed not to be working.
|By: DSWright 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.
|By: DSWright Thursday March 6, 2014 11:45 am|
Did someone forget to brief President Obama and tell him that the constitutional government of Ukraine was overthrown? Because Obama just completed a press conference where he claimed Crimea could not vote to join the Russian Federation because it violated Ukraine’s “Constitution.”
|By: DSWright Monday March 3, 2014 6:56 am|
Funny things happen when you foment an uprising. After factions in Western Ukraine overthrew the Russian backed government, Russia has responded by invading parts of Eastern Ukraine, specifically the Crimea, which is dominated by Russian speakers and those friendly to Russian influence. The invasion sparked a rhetorical threat from President Obama that there would be “consequences” for Russia though he never made exactly clear what that meant as numerous observers questioned what Obama even could do.
|By: DSWright Thursday February 6, 2014 12:53 pm|
The Kiev Post reports on an alleged conversation between U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland. Nuland is quoted as saying “Fuck the Eu” on the recording.
|By: Siun Sunday April 22, 2012 6:00 pm|
Bahrain arrests foreign journalists attempting to cover civil rights demonstrations following F1 race. Ten women also being held for holding photo of AlKhawaja at F1 race, one beaten severely.