Crimea

  • Costs to Crimea: 1 year after Russia’s occupation!

    This is an article according to the United States Government Point of View. It doesn’t necessarily represent or reflect the independent editorial policy of ‘THE Frontliner — One year ago, on March 16, Russia orchestrated an illegal referendum in Crimea that violated the Ukrainian constitution and was condemned by the international...
  • Putin may witness his empire’s death knell in 2015

    The year ahead could see the outbreak of the third Chechen war, which, in turn, could be the death knell of the Russian Federation in its current borders.  If, as is imaginable, Russia dismembers itself later this century — the way the Soviet Union did in 1991 — it...
  • Crimea 'theft' accusation sparks Russian threats at UN

    Russia and the US exchanged threats on Wednesday at a tense UN Security Council meeting over the Ukraine crisis, with Moscow’s envoy threatening that US “insults” will jeopardise Moscow’s willingness to cooperate on other diplomatic matters. It was the council’s eighth meeting in less than three weeks on the...
  • In Crimea, more journalists report attacks

    New York, March 18, 2014–At least six journalists have been assaulted, detained, or obstructed from reporting in the southern Ukrainian autonomous republic of Crimea in the past two days, according to news reports. The climate of press freedom in the region has continued to erode following a referendum on...
  • Ukraine Crisis: Russia recognizes Crimea as an independent state

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree, which recognizes Crimea as a sovereign and independent state. The Kremlin said the order took effect immediate. The move by Putin is seen as a first step towards integrating Crimea into the Russian Federation after Sunday’s overwhelming ‘Yes’ vote in the peninsula to...
  • Crimea 'votes to rejoin Russia' after controversial poll

    Almost the entire Crimean electorate today voted for the peninsula to become part of Russia, although the referendum was widely dismissed by the international community. With over half the votes counted, election officials have said that over 95% of voters backed leaving the Ukraine. The speaker of the region’s parliament...
  • Ukraine crisis: Crimea holds secession referendum

    Crimea is voting on whether to rejoin Russia or stay with Ukraine but with more autonomy. The referendum has been condemned as “illegal” by Kiev and the West but is backed by Moscow. Since the fall of Ukraine’s pro-Moscow President Viktor Yanukovych, Russian troops have in effect taken control of the...
  • After Crimea, wary Eastern Europe asks: who's next

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) – Broken promises of help from the West. A tragic history of Russian invasion that goes back centuries. A painful awareness that conflicts in this volatile region are contagious. These are the factors that make nations across Eastern Europe watch events in Ukraine – and tremble....
  • Rusia Krijon Terr Informativ para Referendumit në Krimea

    Autoritetet ruse kanë nisur një sulm në shkallë të gjerë në disa prej mediave të pavarura në Rusi, duke bllokuar një numër të konsiderueshëm të faqeve të internetit në Federatën Ruse, ka thënë sot ›Amnesty International‹ në një komunikatë për media. ››Bllokimi i këtyre ueb-faqeve është një shkelje e...