crimea crisis

Russia has been turfed out of the G8 group of industrialised nations over its actions in Crimea. The suspension is effective
Shot were fired and stun grenades were thrown as Russian troops stormed the Ukrainian-held Belbek air force base in Crimea
Russian forces have invaded Ukraine, according to the Foreign Ministry in Kiev, with troops taking control of the village
Ahead of Sunday’s referendum of the secession of Crimea, tens of thousand of Ukrainian and Russian demonstrators have gathered
There has been a lot of rhetoric by politicians and commentators claiming that what we are seeing today is Cold War behavior and a resurgence of Soviet Russia. Not only is this view wrong, it completely misunderstands Vladimir Putin's intentions. What we see Russia doing in Crimea today is not Cold War Russia, it is Imperial Russia.
The collective wisdom of the west seems to be lacking that skill. Smaller power junkies, like Europeans, think that Uncle Sam and his missiles will put any upstart or even powerful country in its place if it challenges western writ.
A United Nations envoy has been chased out of Crimea after being confronted by an angry crowd waving Russian flags. According
Britain has sold more than £86m of sniper rifles, ammunition, drones and laser technology to Russia in just over a year, it