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.
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.
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.
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.
Washington (AFP) - US Secretary of State John Kerry accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of destabilizing Ukraine through "land grabs," warning Moscow and the rebels had failed to meet the terms of a tattered ceasefire.
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.
Ukraine reached a preliminary deal with the International Monetary Fund to unlock US$27 billion of international support to avert default and limit economic damage from a four-month political crisis.
The government in Kiev reached a staff-level agreement with the Washington-based lender for a two-year loan of US$14 billion to US$18 billion, the IMF said in an e-mailed statement Thursday. The IMF’s board must still sign off on the package, Ukraine’s third since 2008, and the government needs to complete “prior actions” to receive the first installment.