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Russia Ukraine Ultimatum: Get Out of Crimea or “Face Storm”

Meanwhile British Foriegn Secretary William Hague visiting Kiev described the situation as “the biggest crisis in Europe in the 21st century”

Rule by oligarchs: Kiev appoints billionaires to govern east

A case of meet the new boss, same as the old boss. The difference being that Ukraine’s newly appointed billionaire regional governors are orientated toward the West rather than Moscow

US Government Caught Funding The Coup In Ukraine

US Government Caught Funding The Coup In Ukraine

US Agency for International Development (USAID) played a major role in funding Ukrainian opposition groups prior to the ousting of President Victor Yanukovich

Russian Parliament Approves Military Action in Ukraine

Russian lawmakers vote unanimously to give Putin the go-ahead to use military force in Ukraine

Ukraine Finds Its Forces Are Ill Equipped to Take Crimea Back From Russia

Although Ukraine may be unable to square up to Russia on its own right now, it doesn’t rule it out as a point of future contention with the West

Russian Legislator Present Bill To Facilitate Annexation of Ukrainian Crimea

As U.S. warns Russia to avoid “provocative actions”

Russian military helicopters flying over Crimea. Click to enlarge

U.S. warns Russia: Ukraine intervention would be ‘grave mistake’

From the nation that ‘intervened’ in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and covertly in Syria and with around 2,000 personnel currently active in Djibouti; one wonders if U.S. hypocrisy will only rile Russia. Includes video

Armed men stand guard at the airport in Simferopol, Feb 28, 2014. Click to enlarge

Armed men seize two airports in Ukraine’s Crimea, Russia denies involvement

Russian naval forces reportedly seize Crimean airports although Moscow denies involvement

Russia Prepares for Naval Drills with China, India, ASEAN

Strengthening military ties with emerging Asian superpowers

Thousands protest against Ukrainian upheaval on Sunday in the Ukrainian port city of Sevastopol, the main base of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, on February 23, 2014. Click to enlarge

Russian Citizen Elected Sevastopol Mayor Amid Pro-Moscow Protests in Crimea

Thousands protest against the upheaval in Ukraine with banners that (translated) read “Putin is our president,” and “Russia, we have been abandoned, take us back.”

The Russian Stronghold in Ukraine Preparing to Fight the Revolution

The Russian Stronghold in Ukraine Preparing to Fight the Revolution

Armed militias begin to assemble in the Crimean peninsula as the head of the Russian Community of Sevastopol asks Moscow to send more troops to prevent “genocide”

Ukraine: Western Powers Sleepwalking Into Destructive Conflict

Washington’s hegemonic designs may be paying off in the Ukraine with little sacrifice, apart from Ukrainian lives. But they are setting the scene for a much wider conflict. Paul Craig Roberts explains

Language distribution in the Ukraine. click to enlarge

The Eastern Ukrainians Are Revolting

Widening political divisions threaten to split the Ukraine along an East-West axis. Includes video

Since February 12 millions have taken to the streets in Venezuela. Click to enlarge

NWO Agenda Behind Mayhem in Venezuela

The US fights in Afghanistan while S. America goes Marxist. A local reports on the chaos and upheaval close to N. America’s southern border

Ukraine president says deal reached with opposition, France urges caution

Fragile truce after Ukraine’s worst day of violence. As most corporate media reports, like this one, overlook covert Western involvement and support for Ukraine’s far-right extremists

Police, protesters wage ‘war’ in deadly Kiev clashes

At least 25 left dead after fierce clashes between police and protestors

Another JP Morgan Banker Leaps to His Death

Another JP Morgan Banker Leaps to His Death

The seventh banker in recent weeks to commit suicide. Fuelling speculation that the deaths are linked to a looming financial crisis or legal action targeting bankers

Iran Sends Warships to US Maritime Borders

Iran Sends Warships to US Maritime Borders

We are sure the U.S. has nothing to worry about but as the commander of Iran’s 4th naval zone said: “Iran’s military fleet is approaching the United States’ maritime borders, and this move has a message.”

The Truth About Russia’s “Anti-Gay” Law

Contrary to impression created by the Western media, new Russian Law applies only to propaganda aimed at minors. As Paul Joseph Watson explains, it does NOT criminalise homosexuality

Britain facing immigrant baby boom as quarter of tots born of foreign mothers

More than a quarter of all newborns in Britain are now the offspring of immigrants