A huge rift between Europe and the US has opened up in regards to dealing with the situation in Ukraine. The US hawks led by Senator John McCain want to send arms to Ukraine, but German chancellor Angela Merkel sees things much differently. Chancellor Merkel says Ukraine Crisis Won't be Solved by Military Means.
Ukraine and the IMF have agreed to an aid package that will no doubt prove to be as beneficial to Ukraine as the Troika bailout (plunder) of Greece.Bloomberg reports Ukraine Unlocks $27 Billion International Aid Deal. Ukraine reached a preliminary deal with the International Monetary Fund to unlock $27 billion in international aid as U.S. lawmakers passed bills imposing more sanctions on Russians linked to Crimea’s annexation.
Moscow (AFP) - Top US diplomat John Kerry is set to meet his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Rome on Sunday, amid anger in Moscow over the prospect of new US sanctions and possible supply of lethal military aid to Ukraine.
Kiev (AFP) - Ukraine on Friday welcomed a US bill that would allow Washington to provide lethal military assistance to the embattled country, but Russia expressed outrage at the "openly confrontational" legislation.
DONETSK, Ukraine — A fistfight broke out in Ukraine’s parliament Tuesday as tempers rose between opposing factions and nationalist lawmakers scuffled with communists, after the Communist Party leader accused the government of cracking down on dissent.
Petro Symonenko was speaking when he was, The Guardian reported, seized from the podium by members of the nationalist, far-right Svoboda party.
MOSCOW — Russia has slapped an entry ban on 13 Canadian lawmakers and officials in retaliation to Canadian sanctions regarding Ukraine.
Russia’s Foreign Ministry said in Monday’s statement that the move is a response to the “unacceptable action by the Canadian side that has inflicted serious damage to bilateral relations.”
It said that Russia remains open to a “constructive” co-operation with Canada.