Russia Blocks Ukraine Ships, UN Security Council Responds

Russia Blocks Ukraine Ships, UN Security Council Responds

Is this the boiling point for a bigger conflict? It might very well be, as Russia seized Ukrainian vessels and sailors in the Kerch Strait yesterday, in a highly aggressive act that ranks right up there with Russia taking the Crimea.

Columbine in Crimea

Columbine in Crimea

While Americans were busy venting their outrage about Jamal Khashoggi, about the left attacking the right in restaurants, about the right accosting the left in other restaurants,…

Crimea Update: Russia Storms Last Ukrainian Base and Weekend Links

The illegal invasion of Crimea continues under the iron fist of Vladimir Putin. The first serious military action between Ukraine and Russia occurred yesterday when machine guns…

Crimea Referendum Vote and Weekend Links

An update, including results of today’s Crimea Referendum vote in Ukraine, is at the bottom of this post. On Sunday, the people of Crimea go to the…

Ukraine Split? Crimea Parliament Votes To Join Russia

Reminiscent of the Russian/ Georgia  standoff that came to a head in 2008, comes another crisis at a time when the Ukraine is trying to stabilize after…

Idaho Company, InteliScope, Opts for Suspension of Commerce with Russia

[Full disclosure: InteliScope LLC is owned and operated by my husband and located near our home in Northern Idaho.] After weighing its options for several days following…

SOFREP on Ukraine and Other Quick Stories

Today we have a whirlwind tour of What The Media Isn’t Bothering To Care Much About. – SOFREP explains all the layers to the Ukraine issue and…

Russia’s “Uncontested Arrival” in Ukraine’s Crimea Region and Weekend Links

Ukraine, a nation of 45 million people, which borders Europe and southwestern Russia, has been in chaos for some time now. We, at Victory Girls, began writing…

BREAKING NEWS of Russian military transports in Crimea

Breaking news… BREAKING: AP in #Crimea spots convoy of Russian armored personnel carriers en route to capital http://t.co/BZhOPl2RHe pic.twitter.com/mjPeVQfCb9 — Haaretz.com (@haaretzcom) February 28, 2014 I am…

Russian Military Occupying Crimean Airport Near Its Naval Base

The report is out this morning from the AP that the Belbek International Airport in Sevastopol, Crimea, is being blocked in by the Russian navy.  The Russians…

Tensions Mount – Gunmen Storm Ukraine’s Crimea Parliament HQ and Raise Russian Flag

Dozens of pro Russian gunmen stormed government buildings in Crimea this morning, raising the Russian flag in protest to the country’s new leaders. Crimea is a region…

Russia Rekindles Alliance with Cuba; Invades Crimea (Video)

The Sochi Olympics have barely ended, and Russian president Vladimir Putin has already dropped his nice-guy mask. Before the Olympics, he tried to put on a good…

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