Ukrainian Crisis

12 Feb

Julian Borger is the Guardian’s diplomatic editor. He was previously a correspondent in the US, the Middle East, eastern Europe and the Balkans.
Arming Ukraine army may escalate conflict, west warned.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/08/arming-ukraine-army-escalate-conflict-ocse

Richard Norton-Taylor writes for the Guardian on defence and security and until recently was the paper’s security editor. He is a regular broadcaster.
He joined the Guardian in 1973 as the newspaper’s first European correspondent based in Brussels. He returned to Britain in 1975. He won the Freedom of Information Campaign Award in 1986 and in 1994, and Liberty’s Human Rights Award for journalism in 2010.
He edits the Guardian Defence and Security blog with Ewen MacAskill
US weapons to Ukraine ‘would be matched by Russian arms to rebels’
International Institute for Strategic Studies warns that Moscow could arm separatists more quickly than US could reinforce Ukraine’s forces

3 Responses to “Ukrainian Crisis”

  1. catterel February 12, 2015 at 10:15 pm #

    The situation is indeed very worrying, and this article sums it up well. We can only hope and pray that those in control will see sense.

    • auntyuta February 13, 2015 at 6:28 am #

      I just wonder, Cat, who is in control of the situation. There is always the danger that those with military might are out to gain control no matter what.

  2. stuartbramhall February 14, 2015 at 10:07 am #

    The Minsk ceasefire is one bit of good news. Apparently Poroshenko had no incentive whatsoever to maintain the first ceasefire. He does this one – apparently the paramilitary thugs who helped put him in power are seeking to oust him now: http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2015/02/12/ceasefire-may-spare-poroshenko-from-knives-out-in-kiev.html

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