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.
|By: DSWright Monday October 27, 2014 9:13 am|
|By: DSWright Wednesday September 17, 2014 9:07 am|
A reactionary mob in Kiev threw a member of Ukraine’s parliament in a dumpster for supporting a bill that would give special status to regions in East Ukraine. The mob waving flags from neofascist groups such as Svoboda and Right Sector burnt tiees and ultimately assaulted a member of parliament, dumping him in a trash can and hitting him with a tire.
|By: DSWright Monday September 1, 2014 10:31 am|
Perhaps one of the reasons Senator John McCain has been so consistently wrong about world events is that he is living in an alternate reality. Over the weekend Senator McCain told Face The Nation that former Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovich was “overthrown peacefully by the people of Ukraine.” Regardless of how you feel about Viktor Yanukovich it is flat out wrong to claim he peacefully removed from office – obviously and comprehensively wrong. It is so amazingly inaccurate that in order to to say it you either have to be a shameless liar or mentally defective.
|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 Tuesday March 4, 2014 6:48 am|
Russian President Vladamir Putin labeled the overthrow of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych an “unconstitutional coup” and said he was willing to use force to pursue Russia’s interests in Ukraine. Putin claimed that the deployment of Russian military forces in the Crimea was to “protect ethnic Russians” and that Yanukovych – the only president Russia recognizes – asked for assistance.
|By: DSWright Friday February 28, 2014 6:40 am|
In a press conference today Ukrainian President Yanukovych said he was sorry he did not have the strength to keep the the country stable and that he fled Kiev out of fear for his life from criminals. He does not recognize the opposition’s power to remove him from office, he says he still is president.