Archives for posts with tag: #Kiev


Can UN Peacekeepers Bring Ukraine Peace?
By, Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey
Call by Ukraine President Poroshenko for UN Peacekeepers to monitor the new ceasefire in the East testifies to his commitment, his desperation, or both.


Ukraine Needs Political Solution, But Can Diplomacy Succeed without Weapons?
By, Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey
Perhaps as American & European leaders warn that an AL-Qaeda or ISIS seeks the destruction of “our way of life,” we should come to see the Putin danger similarly, but unchallenged he actually has the capacity to deliver on the threat.

Ukraine ‘Teetering on Brink’ Senior UN Political Official Warns Security Council

At emergency session w/ Security Council, Asst. SG for Politcal Affairs discussed escalated developments in Ukraine. Lugansk, Kharkiv, Donetsk, & in last 24 hours, at least 5 other cities in Ukraine’s east have been targeted by uprisings & seizure of Government buildings. 

Ban Ki-moon Heads to Russia & Ukraine - UNSC to Meet on Ongoing Crisis

Throughout the crisis, SG Ban Ki-moon & senior UN officials have consistently called for a solution guided by principles of UN Charter & that respects Ukraine’s unity, sovereignty & territorial integrity.

An Unfinished Ukraine Palace & a Fugitive Leader's Folly

Situation heats up for Ukraine & western sympathizers as Putin prepares military exercises to test battle-readiness, while in Kiev protesters & new cabinet members agree on need for a government to secure IMF loans. Meanwhile, Yanukovych mansion in a “protected forest” is a frozen construction project as workers vacate fearing not to be paid.

Ukraine's Forces Escalate Attacks Against Protesters

Ukraine Leader Strains for Grip as Chaos Spreads

JUST IN – CNBC Newsline: 67 Protesters killed today & 500 injured.
Thursday, 20 February New York Times article on the Ukraine is also included.

Kiev Protesters Set Square Ablaze to Thwart Police

This just in from CNBC Newsline: President Viktor Yanukovych replaced head of Army, who was given powers to use DEADLY force to disperse protesters who are viewed as terrorists. Wednesday, 19 February NY Times article also follows.

Ukraine: Top UN Offficials Urge Peaceful Resolution of Crisis After Deadly Clashes in Kiev

Among at least 22 people killed were journalists, police officers & protesters. The Ministry of Health reported 241 people had been taken to hospital.

Amid Unrest, Ukranian President Defends Choice on Accords

President Yanukovich has also been under sharp international criticism for conviction & jailing of main political rival, former Prime Minister Yulia V. Tymoshenko, on abuse of authority charges. (See photo gallery)