The events in Ukraine since November 2013 are so astonishing as almost to defy belief.
A legitimately-elected (said by all international monitors) Ukrainian President, Viktor Yanukovich, has been driven from office, forced to flee as a war criminal after more than three months of violent protest and terrorist killings by so-called opposition.
His “crime” according to protest leaders was that he rejected an EU offer of a vaguely-defined associate EU membership that offered little to Ukraine in favor of a concrete deal with Russia that gave immediate €15 billion debt relief and a huge reduction in Russian gas import prices.
Washington at that point went into high gear and the result today is catastrophe.
A secretive neo-nazi military organization reported linked to NATO played a decisive role in targeted sniper attacks and violence that led to the collapse of the elected government.
But the West is not finished with destroying Ukraine. Now comes the IMF with severe conditionalities as prerequisite to any Western financial help. . .
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By The Saker
No amounts of threats will stop the Kremlin now, all that will achieve is to get even more of the public reaction of support for Putin. Continue
By Kenneth Rapoza
Ukraine’s interim prime minister, Arseniy “Yats” Yatsenyuk, may prove to be arsenic to the beleaguered nation. Continue
By Kenny Coyle
The Euro love-fest for Ukraine masks some deeply ugly alliances. Continue
By Justin Huggler
We started this. - When the US and Britain invaded Iraq in 2003, we set off a chain of events that led inexorably to the killing fields of Damascus and Aleppo. Continue
By Jessica Elgot
Europe's politicians have voted by a landslide to propose a ban on US drone strikes that have killed thousands in Yemen and Pakistan, calling the killings "unlawful". Continue
By Nate Singham
It is worth comparing the extent of press coverage to protests of similar importance next door to Venezuela. Continue
US quietly partners with neo-Nazis in Ukraine, fascists in Egypt, and al-Qaeda in Syria.