In Russia, errors like shooting down a Malaysia Airlines jet could not have happened, so they simply won't have happened.
UN demands full inquiry but armed Russian separatists block access to crash site amid confusion over black boxes.
WASHINGTON — President Obama imposed a new round of sanctions against Russia on Wednesday, targeting some of the crown jewels of the country’s financial, energy and defense industries in what officials described as the most punishing measures taken to date by the United States in retaliation for Moscow’s intervention in Ukraine.
DONETSK, Ukraine — Tamara Popova and her fellow orphans are adamant: They don’t want to go to Russia. The separatist gunmen running this eastern Ukrainian city aren’t asking. They’re giving orders.
DONETSK, Ukraine — One rebel group, Oplot, comes from the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv. Another, the Russian Orthodox Army, is composed of Russians and Ukrainians. A third, named for a river, Kalmius, is made up mainly of coal miners. This motley mix forms just part of the fighting force of Ukraine’s eastern uprising. It is more patchwork than united front: Some groups get along with others. Some do not. And their leaders seem to change with the weather.
Tanks, howitzers, fighter jets - Kyiv’s rulers are using heavy military equipment to try and push separatists out of Ukraine. Their core mission is to regain control over the border with Russia.
Russia’s aggressive propaganda machine keeps churning out falsehoods, provocations and outright lies about the situation in Ukraine. In spite of being repeatedly exposed, it shows no signs of slowing down.
He just conquered Crimea. He has proclaimed himself a unifier. But Vladimir Putin's meddling in elections is another sign that his power is not as unconditional as he would have you believe.
"In Europe, we are considered untermensch, second or third rate people and they are not hiding it (...). Do you want me to show you how bruised my legs are after the fight? Where did the bruises come from? I do not care who beat me! My right was violated, I was insulted. (...) I sing Ukrainian songs. Especially during drinking and feasting.”
After postponing the meeting of Viktor Yanukovych and Vladimir Putin it is the Ukrainian President who looks as though somebody wiped their feet on him. By the way, this is very characteristic of the relations between the two Presidents. Yet a cancellation of the officially announced meeting on the day it was to take place is a bit outrageous. The only way it could have been worse if Yanukovych learned about it when he was somewhere between Kyiv and Moscow.
Lukoil’s subsidiary filed an application to develop the Ukrainian shelf. The competitor of the Russian company in a $12 billion project is ExxonMobil, Shell, Petron and Nadra Ukrainy National Stock Company (NSC) Consortium. Ukrainian experts are confident that the chances of the international alliance to win the tender are substantially higher – Kiev’s main goal is to decrease the dependence on Russia in energy field.