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Topic: Crimea dispute
The Russian side of the story

The Russian side of the story

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

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

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

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.

An unwilling Ukraine being taught its role in a Slavic tragedy

An unwilling Ukraine being taught its role in a Slavic tragedy

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

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.

Companies will be glad to scrap animal testing

Companies will be glad to scrap animal testing

Crikey readers talk animal testing, the situation in Crimea and what Andrew Bolt really wants.

European Union to Ukraine: sorry, you’re on your own

European Union to Ukraine: sorry, you’re on your own

Through a lack of military might and political will, the European Union is not going to intervene in the Ukraine-Russia dispute, writes international affairs expert Donnacha Ó Beacháin.

Crimea vote: Russia’s big win, but what now for Ukraine?

Crimea vote: Russia’s big win, but what now for Ukraine?

The people of Crimea have, overwhelmingly and expectedly, voted to throw their lot in with Russia. But there were a litany of problems in a referendum that was technically unconstitutional.