Ukraine Crisis Archive

Russia Calls US Sanctions “Shameful”

In an escalating of tensions, the United States has expanded its sanctions against Russia targeting members of President Vladimir Putin’s “inner circle” and technology that could be useful to Russia’s military. President Barack Obama said the “targeted” sanctions are in response to Russia’s actions in Ukraine. “The United States has taken further action in response

Death Of A Local Politician Escalates Tension In Ukraine

The death of a Ukrainian politician has escalated tension with the acting president Oleksander Turchinov calling government forces to re-launch an offensive against pro-Russian rebels. “These crimes are being carried out with the full support and indulgence of the Russian Federation,” he said. “I call on the security agencies to re-launch and carry out effective