Tag: Donetsk

Ukraine Liveblog Day 72: Russian-Backed Separatists Make Gains in Gorlovka

April 30, 2014

As Russian-backed fighters seize the city council building in Gorlovka, consolidating their gains yesterday in Lugansk, Oleksandr Turchynov, President of Ukraine, has announced that the Ukrainian armed forces are on “full combat alert”. Yesterday’s liveblog can be found here. For an overview and analysis of this developing story see our latest podcast. Please help The […]

Ukraine Liveblog Day 71: EU and Canada Follow US with New Round of Sanctions

April 29, 2014

After yesterday’s violence in Donetsk and the shooting of Kharkiv Mayor Gennady Kernes, the situation is extremely volatile in south-east Ukraine today. The European Union and Canada have followed the United States in announcing new waves of sanctions against Russian and Ukrainian officials involved in both the annexation of Crimea and the destabilisation of south-east […]

Might Moscow Lose Control of Forces It Has Unleashed in Ukraine?

April 24, 2014

Staunton, April 24 – It is notoriously easier to spark a protest movement than to control its direction thereafter or to ensure that it does not become a model for others one does not want to be involved in. That risk is now on display in eastern Ukraine where pro-Moscow activists are not only seeking […]

Putin Using ‘New Kind of War’ in Ukraine, Latynina Says

Staunton, April 24 – Vladimir Putin has developed “a new kind of war” in Ukraine, one that has achieved many of his goals including the partial dismemberment of that country and the creation of a new region on the basis of his perception of “new international conditions,” according to Yuliya Latynina. In an article in […]

Putin Stages a Putsch Against His Earlier Self, Belkovsky Says

April 23, 2014

Staunton, April 23 – The best way to understand the events of the last several months, Stanislav Belkovsky argues, is to view them as a repetition of the August 1991 coup with only this difference: the leader of this coup is Vladimir Putin and the target of his radical shifts is the Putin of the […]

West has Given Putin a ‘Mandate’ to Take as Much of Ukraine as He Wants, Latynina Says

April 22, 2014

Staunton, April 21 – The Geneva accords represent “a complete victory” for Vladimir Putin and “the complete capitulation of Europe and Ukraine,” which when translated out of diplomatic language gives the Kremlin leader “a mandate” to seize as much of Ukraine as he wants, according to Yuliya Latynina. On her Saturday evening program on Ekho […]

Ukraine Liveblog Day 61: An Easter Truce – Just Delaying the Crisis?

April 19, 2014

Ukraine’s Foreign Minister says his government has agreed to a truce and will not take further actions against pro-Russian separatists and militants in control of government buildings in eastern Ukraine. Will the truce last, and if it does is it just delaying the inevitable confrontation? Yesterday’s liveblog can be found here. For an overview and […]

Ukraine Liveblog Day 60: The Day After the Geneva Agreement

April 18, 2014

Yesterday a key group of world powers appeared to find middle ground on Ukraine at the conference to defuse the crisis in Geneva. Actions, however, speak louder than words. Will today see Ukraine move closer to or further away from ending this crisis? Yesterday’s liveblog can be found here. For an overview and analysis of […]

Russian Separatists in Donetsk Reportedly Order Jews to Register or Face Expulsion

April 17, 2014

See additional coverage of this story on The Interpreter’s April 16th liveblog. The Russian outlet TV Rain has published a denial from the Donestk separatist leader that the flyer is connected with his organization. We will continue to follow this story on our liveblog where new evidence has been analyzed. Staunton, April 17 – Ukraine’s […]

Ukraine Liveblog Day 58: Is Kiev Ready For a Showdown With Separatists?

April 16, 2014

Yesterday Ukraine launched a “counter-terrorism operation,” retaking an airfield in Kramatorsk from separatists. The Ukrainian military and police appeared to be preparing for a broader action, but there are already signs that Ukrainian authorities may be facing setbacks today. Yesterday’s liveblog can be found here. For an overview and analysis of this developing story see […]