Crimea

‘Be careful about what you believe’ – Ken Livingstone on US, UK media bias & lies

Ken Livingstone for RT, Published time: 20 Aug, 2018 14:32 Edited time: 21 Aug, 2018 09:55 Today it seems like we are in another Cold War. It was breathtaking to watch our PM Theresa May immediately blaming Russia for the poisoning of…

Ukraine nuclear power plants ‘dangerously’ without power as towers feeding energy to Crimea blown up

In an eerie reminder of a possible nuclear catastrophe, a senior Ukrainian energy official revealed that the attack on transmission towers that cut off the delivery of electricity from Ukraine to Crimea also created an emergency situation at nuclear power…

One year on from the Odessa massacre, is everything the same or are things worse in Ukraine?

Oleg Yasinsky is a Ukrainian living in Chile for many years. From time to time he speaks to Pressenza about the situation in his homeland. Mariano Quiroga: Every time we talk, we promise that we’ll speak about more joyful things,…

Putin arrives in Crimea

President Vladimir Putin on Friday traveled to Crimea on his first trip to the Black Sea region since its annexation, a triumphant visit that follows a massive show of military muscle in the annual Red Square parade marking victory over…

Working across divisive narratives, peacebuilder’s perspective on the context in Crimea

Up until recently Iryna Brunova-Kalisetska lived and worked in Crimea, a peacebuilder focusing on identity-based conflicts and diversity education in a multicultural and multi-confessional context. Following Russia’s annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula she found herself among thousands of people faced…

Former U.S. Ambassador: Behind Crimea Crisis, Russia Responding to Years of “Hostile” U.S. Policy

Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzales for Democracy Now! The standoff over Ukraine and the fate of Crimea has sparked the worst East-West crisis since the end of the Cold War. The U.S. has imposed sanctions on top Russian officials while…

Crimea Morning After

The Crimean Central Electoral Commission announced that 83% of the peninsula’s registered voters had cast their ballots, and 95% of them had voted in favor of becoming part of Russia. That may seem like an impossible result and in some ways…

NO Referendum in Crimea

A referendum is one of the tools of a democratic process and cannot be used under military occupation. Russia has used military forces to annex Crimea, which is currently part of Ukraine. The international community needs to take a very clear stance.…

Roundtable: As Crimea Threatens Secession, Does East-West Split Hasten Ukraine’s Political Divide?

Russian President Vladimir Putin is rebuffing warnings from the U.S. and European Union as the crisis in Ukraine threatens one of the worst east-west standoffs since the Cold War. The pro-Russian Crimean Parliament has voted to hold a referendum on…

On Crimea, Kyiv’s Parallel Universe

Even as EU pressure mounts, lies and denial mark the Ukrainian government’s approach to the plight of the Crimean Tatars. The old lie about supposed Crimean Tatar collaboration with the Nazis, used as Joseph Stalin’s excuse for deporting nearly 200,000…