Ukraine’s acting President Oleksandr Turchynov said Russian troops are “directly involved” in the growing conflict in the Crimea and called for support from the UN and other international organizations.
Vladimir Putin’s efforts to regain influence in Ukraine after the leader he campaigned for was overthrown will be quiet and less extreme than anything like military action, analysts from Moscow to London said.
Ukraine’s protest movement has turned into a revolution, complete with barricades, giant slingshots and the seizure of government buildings across a third of the country. For a still fragile nation, this is a moment of extreme danger that requires an urgent international response. Ultimately, President Viktor Yanukovych will have to leave office.
Ukraine President Viktor Yushchenko said his country may owe Russia no less than $2 billion to $2.2 billion by the end of the year for natural gas deliveries should supply accords not be revised, Delo reported.
Ukraine’s opposition urged protesters at a fifth straight Sunday rally to join its new political movement and keep pressure on President Viktor Yanukovych for accepting a $15 billion Russian bailout over European integration.
Ukraine’s opposition invited anti- government protesters to join a new political movement to keep pressure on President Viktor Yanukovych for choosing $15 billion of Russian aid over a European accord.
On most days after work, Valentine Diatlenko joins the thousands of anti-government protesters in Independence Square who demand that Ukraine link its future to the European Union. His anger over the December bailout from Russia is stoked by a grim fact of life in the former Soviet Republic.