Tag: annexation of Crimea

The World According To Moscow

January 29, 2016

The Power Vertical is hosted by RFE/RL’s Brian Whitmore and is syndicated by The Interpreter. The international community should thank Russia for forcefully seizing Crimea. The United States seeks the dismemberment of Russia so it can take over its natural resources. And European leaders take their orders from Washington. These are just a few of […]

Russia Update: Communists in Russian Parliament Want to Ban Relatives of Officials from Business

January 4, 2016

Evidently following the lessons learned from opposition leader Alexey Navalny’s expose of Prosecutor General Yury Chaika and his sons, the Communist faction of the Russian parliament want to ban relatives of officials from running businesses. Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s […]

Ukraine Live Day 659: Biden Urges Ukraine To Enact Reforms

December 8, 2015

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Ukraine Live Day 644: Power Still Cut In Crimea As Ukrainian Official Claims Russian Tanks Moved Towards Frontier

November 23, 2015

Yesterday’s live coverage of the Ukraine conflict can be found here. Please help The Interpreter to continue providing this valuable information service by making a donation towards our costs. For links to individual updates click on the timestamps. For the latest summary of evidence surrounding the shooting down of flight MH17 see our separate article: […]

Despite Pro-Russian Attitudes Now, Crimea is Not Lost to Ukraine

August 26, 2015

Staunton, August 19 – An increasingly common theme in many commentaries about Crimea and the Donbass is that Ukrainians should not want them back. Pro-Russian attitudes in the those regions would, if they were again included within the borders of the Ukrainian state, make them a classic “fifth column.” But that is “yet another lie […]

Ukraine Live Day 508: Sentsov And Kolchenko To Be Detained For Another 6 Months

July 10, 2015

Yesterday’s live coverage of the Ukraine conflict can be found here. An archive of our liveblogs can be found here. For an overview and analysis of this developing story see our latest podcast. Please help The Interpreter to continue providing this valuable information service by making a donation towards our costs. For links to individual […]

Russia Update: As The EU Extends Sanctions, Tsipras Speaks In Saint Petersburg

June 19, 2015

EU member states have agreed to extend economic sanctions against Russia by another six months, and announced the extension of their ban on investment or trade in occupied Crimea today. Meanwhile, the Greek prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, facing a potential debt default unless strained negotiations succeed, is in Saint Petersburg today, sharing a stage with […]

Putin’s Unrealizable Dream versus His All Too Real Nightmare

June 15, 2015

Staunton, June 15 – That Vladimir Putin lives in a different reality than do other world leaders is now more or less common ground. Now, two commentators have described respectively what the Kremlin leader dreams about and what his worst nightmare might turn out to be. In a commentary in Kyiv’s Novoye Vremya, Yury Felshtinsky, […]