Competing Interests: The Ukrainian Crisis



Ukraine’s former president Viktor Fedorovych Yanukovych was removed from office on 22 February 2014. Since then, U.S., E.U. and Russian diplomats have been working to influence the future of Ukraine.

After Yanukovych’s removal, Ukraine’s parliament took the decision to cancel a law that gives legal status to the Russian language in Ukraine. This would have potentially disadvantaged the Russian speaking population in Ukraine. Additionally, Russia recognizes the removal of Yanukovych as illegal and unconstitutional making some arguments based on Ukrainian law during a press conference with Putin.

With the escalation of Western efforts in Ukraine, Russia deployed troops to the Crimea region. The West demanded Russia to pull its troops out under the threat of sanctions which the West imposed on 6 March. The U.S. expanded visa bans on Russian officials and hopes to get E.U. support in imposing further sanctions aimed at Russia’s financial infrastructure and foreign property holdings.

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3 thoughts on “Competing Interests: The Ukrainian Crisis

  1. Former MI5 officer David Shayler agrees with former U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal, Paul Craig
    …that Ukraine protests were staged by professionals and not the ordinary folk

  2. Interesting analysis regarding Obama | Ukraine | BTS
    …from Robert Parry, one of the reporters who helped expose the Iran-Contra scandal for the Associated Press in the mid-1980s

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