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How the US Helped Set ‘Ukraine on Fire’

August 22, 2017

The documentary “Ukraine on Fire” from producer Oliver Stone tells the hidden story of how the ongoing conflict began, including the pivotal US role

Pentagon Plan to Arm Ukraine Means Escalation with Russia

August 2, 2017

As U.S. and Russian relations hit a new low, the Pentagon and State Department have drafted a plan to arm Ukraine’s fight against Russian-backed rebels, a move that would escalate the country’s three-year war

Prospect of US Arms Shipments to Ukraine After Elections Prompts Restarting of Peace Negotiations

October 23, 2016

The Europeans tried to restart the process for implementing the deal because they believe Clinton is likely to send weapons to the Kiev government if she becomes the next president, says former CIA analyst Ray McGovern

Ukraine Faces Two Fronts: Military and Economy

March 12, 2015

On Tuesday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee discussed Ukraine’s military conflict with Russia as well as the $17.5 billion IMF austerity package backed by the US

Is Kiev Underestimating the Death Toll in the East of Ukraine?

February 20, 2015

Tarik Cyril Amar, Assistant Professor at Columbia University, says Kiev has polarized civilians who might have been neutral before being shelled and caught in a humanitarian crisis induced by their government

In Spite of Fighting in Debaltseve, Ukraine Ceasefire May Hold

February 19, 2015

Occasional fighting in Ukraine may continue but that does not mean the Minsk II ceasefire will fail, says Tarik Cyril Amar, Assistant Professor of History at Columbia University

Will the Ceasefire Hold in Ukraine? (2/2)

February 15, 2015

Kiev-based sociologist Volodymyr Ishchenko discusses the problems that remain with the most recent agreement

Has the IMF Annexed Ukraine?

February 14, 2015

Michael Hudson Report: Finance is a new kind of war and forced sell offs that the IMF is imposing is a new kind of battle ground

Will the Ceasefire Hold in Ukraine? (1/2)

February 13, 2015

Kiev-based sociologist Volodymyr Ishchenko says the ceasefire is likely just a pause before another military campaign begins

Why are the U.S. and EU Split on Providing Lethal Aid to Ukraine?

February 8, 2015

Tarik Cyril Amar of Columbia University says explicitly ruling out NATO membership for Ukraine would be in Ukraine’s best interest

Death Toll Rises to Over 5,350 in Ukraine

February 5, 2015

Number of displaced people and inflation are creating great distress in the country says, Nicolai Petro, professor of politics at the University of Rhode Island

Death Toll in Ukraine Over 5000 as the Ceasefire Breaks Down (2/2)

January 29, 2015

Serhiy Kudelia of Baylor University, who recently returned from a trip to the eastern regions in Ukraine, says Kiev’s use of force in Donbas instead of negotiations helped to transform the initial popular mobilization into a full-scale military resistance

Death Toll in Ukraine Over 5000 as the Ceasefire Breaks Down

January 28, 2015

Serhiy Kudelia of Baylor University, who recently returned from a trip to the eastern regions in Ukraine, says violence has increased since the signing of the ceasefire agreement in September because the Kiev government has made no serious attempt to negotiate with the rebels

Ukraine and the Right a Year after Maiden

November 26, 2014

Sociologist Volodymyr Ishchenko says another upheaval will come if the government does not address socioeconomic conditions of ordinary people

Oligarchs Consolidate Power in Ukraine after Parliamentary Elections (2/2)

October 31, 2014

The elections in Donestk and Lugansk could lead to the resumption of civil war, says Professor Ivan Katchanovski

Oligarchs Consolidate Power in Ukraine after Parliamentary Elections (1/2)

October 29, 2014

Professor Ivan Katchanovski says the elections were a victory for new oligarchic parties and the far right

Why Is Putin Hanging on to Assad?

October 5, 2014

Political economist Aleksandr Buzgalin says the Russian state is pursuing geopolitical interests in Syria and Ukraine for its elite – to the detriment of ordinary citizens

Ceasefire Agreements Do Not Address Key Issues in Ukraine

September 25, 2014

Sociologist Volodymyr Ishchenko says the Ukrainian civil war has led to popular mobilization around anti-Russian nationalism instead of the major socioeconomic issues facing the country

The Elite’s Tug-of-War Since Ukrainian Independence

September 7, 2014

Since 1991, the political elites and the new capitalist class have exacerbated nationalist passions and divided the country among ethnic and linguistic lines in order to pillage the country, says Professor David Mandel (2/2)

The Role of Russia and NATO in Ukraine’s Civil War

September 2, 2014

Foreign intervention would not play a significant role in Ukraine if the country was not so deeply divided, says Professor David Mandel (1/2)