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Pro-Russians Storm Ukrainian Naval Base In Crimea

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK

A group of pro-Russian protesters have entered a Ukrainian naval base in Sevastapol, Crimea, after breaking through a perimeter fence outside the buil...

A Shadow of War Over Europe

Sir Christopher Meyer | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Politics
Sir Christopher Meyer

Make no mistake - the Cold War is back. As with the first Cold War the main task is to ensure that it does not turn hot. Paradoxically, the way to achieve that is for NATO, with all the clarity it can muster, to tell Putin that a move against the Baltic states would be met by military retaliation. It is the message that should come out of the crisis summit which president Obama has called for next week. It's scary, but Putin, like so many of his predecessors, understands all too well the language of force.

The Funeral Of Jewish Ukrainian Activist Had Some Surprising Attendees

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK

Standing sombre in a line, clad in black and their straight arms raised at the ominous angle clutching pistols, the members of Kiev's far right group ...

Crimea Will Always Be Ukrainian... This Is Our Land and We Won't Give It Away to Anyone!

Yulia Tymoshenko | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Politics
Yulia Tymoshenko

I feel sorry for the people of Russia. They are being led into a totalitarian abyss of economic and spiritual collapse which goes hand-in-hand with poverty and devastation. Using degrading and immoral means, the Russian government has destroyed the notion of truth with their mad propaganda for the occupation of Ukraine.

Russia Isn't Taking This Crisis Very Seriously At All

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK

It might be the most serious geopolitical crisis in a decade, but that doesn't mean you can't have fun with it. The jokes keep on flowing from the ...

Putin Blasts 'Double-Standards' Of West Over Crimea

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK

Vladimir Putin has launched a blistering offensive on the West's "baffling, primitive, and blatant" posturing over Crimea, quipping that it is "better...

This 'Yes, Prime Minister' Clip From 1986 Could Easily Be Applied To Russia Right Now

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Comedy

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose, as the Germans say. Just check out this clip from the very first episode of 'Yes, Prime Minister' - whi...

Clampdown on Free Speech in Russia Might Be Temporary

Marina Kim | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK
Marina Kim

When the fuss about Crimea dies down, the grip on the freedom of speech must lessen, and the self-imposed iron curtain must go up. I might be in the minority but I am optimistic that it is going to happen.

Putin Aide Only Cares About Tupac Shakur, Doesn't Care About US Sanctions

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK

Vladimir Putin's top aide has voiced his total indifference to sanctions imposed on him following Crimea’s referendum to join Russia, audaciously sa...

Incredible Time Lapse Video Shows 1,000 Years Of European Border Changes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK

This fascinating video lays bare the fluidity of Europe's borders, carved up into smaller and smaller chunks, then merged and broken again over 1,000 ...

'Tortured' Tatar Protester Found Dead In Crimea

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK

A Crimean Tatar who had been protesting against Russian troops in the Black Sea peninsula has been found dead, days after he was seen being hauled awa...

Crimea Tensions Rise As EU And USA Impose Sanctions On Russia

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK

The European Union and the US have unveiled sanctions against senior Russian officials involved in the Crimea stand-off - and warned of more to come i...

If The Scottish Referendum Was Like The Crimean One

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Comedy

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East Ukraine Will Be Next To Join Us, Says Crimean Deputy PM

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK

The referendum vote in Crimea was the "first step" in an eventual takeover of eastern Ukraine by Russia, Deputy Prime Minister Rustam Temirgaliev has ...

Anything Less Is Capitulation

James Davis | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Politics
James Davis

What exactly are we supposed to negotiate? The conditions under which Russia can occupy a neighboring state? Or how much of the Ukraine it can keep? No- Europe needs to choose between the two remaining options. Anything less is capitulation.

The Time Is Now to Move Away From Russian Gas

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Politics
Anders Lorenzen

When countries set out their cases for energy independence, the main reason is generally cited as the need to ease reliance on oil and gas from unfriendly places. President Barack Obama's 'All of the Above' energy strategy for example, a plan that has seen this US administration extract more fossil fuels than any other, is very much predicated on the need to lessen oil imports from Iran and Saudi Arabia.

This Is What Could Happen If Crimea Joins Russia

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK

Exit polls suggest 93% of voters have backed the Crimea secession, here's some background......

UK Rejects Crimea Vote As 97% Vote 'Yes' To Joining Russia (LIVE UPDATES)

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK

Crimea's election chief has declared 97% of voters in the peninsula's controversial referendum have backed secession from Ukraine and in favour of joi...

24 Historic Pictures Of The Queues To Vote In Crimea's Referendum

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK

Trudging through the falling snow, Crimeans made their way to the polling stations across the peninsula, to vote in a referendum many believe is a for...

Anti-Putin 'March Of Peace' Met By Rival Protest In Moscow's Red Square

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK

Ahead of Sunday’s referendum of the secession of Crimea, tens of thousand of Ukrainian and Russian demonstrators have gathered in Moscow to protest ...

Jessica Elgot

What Happens To Those In Crimea Who Want To Vote 'No'?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK

In Crimea this Sunday, the choice is clear. Vote yes, or vote yes. Russia's flag has already been hoisted above Crimea's parliament building. The refe...

Kerry And Lavrov Meeting Ends With Cold Stares, Icy Words And No Deal

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Politics

Intense talks aimed at defusing the Ukraine crisis have ended with Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov insisting the result of a controversial refe...

In Ukraine, Take Nothing Off the Table

James Snell | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

The crisis engulfing Crimea is a grave one. Vladimir Putin's armies have cut the region off from the rest of the nation, and are insisting on an illegal referendum in order to give elusive legitimacy to a brazen act of aggression. Now is not the time for the West to take options off the table - even rather unpalatable ones.

'Formidably Difficult' For Any Progress On Ukraine Crisis, Says Hague

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK

Camped out outside the US Ambassador, two women holding the now ubiquitous yellow and blue Ukrainian standard had a message for Russia's foreign minis...

Putin's Dangerous Folly

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

With Russia integrated into the borderless world economy, all sides have a great deal to lose. Unless the West is willing to engage militarily, the only obvious way to get Putin's attention is by imposing real economic sanctions that have a real effect. However the New Russia cannot be isolated by sanctions without severely damaging Russia's trade partners and investors in the West.