Tag: Kharkiv

Ukraine Liveblog Day 27: Referendum Day

March 16, 2014

Crimea has gone to the polls today to decide, nominally at least, between joining the Russian Federation or reverting to the 1992 Crimean consitution (a declaration of independence from Ukraine in all but name). The referendum has been condemned by both the Ukrainian government and almost all foreign states bar Venezuela, Syria and North Korea. […]

Ukraine Liveblog Day 26: Has the War Already Started?

March 15, 2014

Has the war already started? There are unconfirmed reports of two dead in Kharkiv, an explosion at Kharkiv University, and Russian paratroopers on the ground in mainland Ukraine. We’ll be tracking developments and sorting rumor from report as the day goes on.   Yesterday’s liveblog can be found here. For an overview and analysis of this […]

Ukraine Liveblog Day 24: Russia Mobilizes Near the Border

March 13, 2014

Yesterday, Russian tanks, APCs, and troops were seen mobilizing just north of Kharkiv, a few kilometers from the border with Ukraine. Today, the Russian Defense Ministry calls these movements “drills.” Yesterday’s liveblog can be found here. For an overview and analysis of this developing story see see our latest podcast. Please help The Interpreter to continue providing this valuable […]

Ukraine Liveblog Day 13 — Beatings in Kharkiv, Defections in Crimea

March 2, 2014

The threat of a full-scale Russian invasion of mainland Ukraine continues, as John Kerry and Barack Obama both “condemn” Russia’s occupation of Crimea as a violation of Ukrainian sovereignty and international law. Meanwhile, in Kharkiv, there is evidence of pro-Russian mobs beating Euromaidan protestors and journalists. Also, the newly appointed head of Ukraine’s Navy has […]

Ukraine Liveblog: Day 5 — Yanukovych Topples?

February 22, 2014

The Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has reportedly fled the capital of Kiev. The people in the streets are demanding nothing less than his resignation. The question now is whether he will step down, or resist. Yesterday’s liveblog can be found here. For an overview of what’s behind the protests and analysis of today’s news see […]