Topic archives: Crimea

The Russian side of the story

September 1, 2014 6

Crikey readers talk the Ukraine-Russia conflict and the NBN.

‘We don’t know what to do’: Ukraine’s desperate cry for help

‘We don’t know what to do’: Ukraine’s desperate cry for help

August 29, 2014 14

Russia has invaded Ukrainian sovereignty, and without help it is unlikely Ukraine can hold off the Russian bear. Freelance journalist Charles McPhedran reports from Kiev.

With Europe on the brink, MH17 is Putin’s watershed moment

With Europe on the brink, MH17 is Putin’s watershed moment

July 25, 2014 18

Vladimir Putin has built up enormous popularity based on Russian nationalism. To take a soft approach in Ukraine risks that, but to go hard risks war with Europe, explains Thomas Ambrosio, professor of political science at North Dakota State University.

MH17: backgrounder on the situation in Ukraine

MH17: backgrounder on the situation in Ukraine

July 18, 2014 7

The situation in Ukraine is not merely a border skirmish, it is a full-on war. Ukrainian journalist in the city of Odessa Mikhail Golubev reports on the situation on the ground today.

Look at the map, Ukraine’s separatism may have a life of its own

Look at the map, Ukraine’s separatism may have a life of its own

May 19, 2014 8

Russian President Vladimir Putin has lost control of the battle for hearts and minds in Ukraine. The situation in the divided nation is now even more complicated.

An unwilling Ukraine being taught its role in a Slavic tragedy

An unwilling Ukraine being taught its role in a Slavic tragedy

May 6, 2014 12

The end game for Russia and President Vladimir Putin is not one that subsumes the Ukraine, but makes it more sympathetic to the Russian cause. It's a deadly game of chess.

Russia won’t invade Ukraine — as long as everyone does what Putin wants

Russia won’t invade Ukraine — as long as everyone does what Putin wants

April 28, 2014 11

Russia is still massing troops on Ukraine's border. Most of the posturing is for effect -- but if push comes to shove, Russia will be the one doing the shoving.

The new tri-polar world: why Russia can do whatever it likes

The new tri-polar world: why Russia can do whatever it likes

March 27, 2014 3

The United States is effectively powerless in the empire-building of Russia. There's three sherifs in the world right now, and America might not even be the most influential.

Australia’s moral duty to slap down US aggression

Australia’s moral duty to slap down US aggression

March 27, 2014 23

The United States is guilty of war crimes, human rights violations and extreme violence. As its ally, Australia' silence on morally reprehensible behaviour constitutes complicity, writes Dr Scott Burchill, senior lecturer in international relations at Deakin University.

Knights and daze

March 27, 2014

Crikey readers talk Abbott's new titles, the Racial Discrimination Act and Crimea, and they want to give Guy Rundle a knighthood (we do too).