Sunday, March 30, 2014

That Was the Week in Ukraine: Mafias, Kidnappings, Murders, a Strangelove Summit, Military Options, and the Maidan Murderers Exposed

Screen shot from some of the extraordinary video posted on the BBC Ukraine Crisis timeline.
  • Hitting Russians Where It Hurts
    by James Kirchick March 26, 2014 03:25 PM EDT
    Estonia’s president says go after the Kremlin’s banks like you’d go after a terrorist’s, question the legitimacy of Russian passports, and never doubt Putin’s taste for territory.

  • The Strangelove Summit
    by Christopher Dickey, Jamie Dettmer March 25, 2014 01:30 PM EDT
    More than 50 world leaders assembled in The Hague this week to address nuclear security—and grapple with new threats posed by nuclear Russia.

  • Kidnapped in Crimea
    by Anna Nemtsova March 24, 2014 05:45 AM EDT
    They thought they could reason with the people of the breakaway region, but after mock executions and threats of mutilation, they felt lucky to get out alive.

  • The Mafia Ruling Ukraine’s Mobs
    by Jamie Dettmer March 23, 2014 12:00 AM EDT
    Organized crime helped Putin grab Crimea, and may open the way for him to take more of Russian-speaking Ukraine.

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