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Ukraine: The Dangers of Using Past Crises to Justify the Present

By Andrew Hammond – LSE International Affairs Research Center

For CNN

Ukraine's Foreign Mnister Andrii Deshchytsya on Monday asserted that the situation in his country "is almost like ... a war." With Russian forces effectively having taken control of Crimea, this is Europe's biggest geopolitical crisis for at least two decades.

Ukraine Accuses Russia of Full-Scale Invasion Threat

Ukraine's officials accused Russia of conducting a large military build-up near the country's border that raises the threat of an invasion.

Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Andriy Parubiy warned that he has "every reason to believe" that Russian forces along Ukraine's southern and eastern borders will invade, KyivPost reports.

"Serbia always stood with Russia, must do so now"

"Serbia always stood with Russia, must do so now"

BELGRADE -- Vice-President of the opposition DSS party Nenad Popović has said that Serbia "must in no way take part in EU's policy against Russia."

Popović made the statement on Friday after a meeting with Valery Ryazanskiy, a member of the Presidency of the General Council of the ruling United Russia party.

Bulgaria PM to Back Ukraine's Territorial Integrity at EU Summit

Bulgarian Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski believes that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) should have a leading role in the solution of Ukraine's financial problems.

Oresharski told journalists in Brussels that the EUR 11 B financial package proposed by the EU was sufficient at this stage.

Bulgaria Slams Ukraine For Canceling the Status of Bulgarian Language

The Bulgarian government is dissatisfied with Ukraine's decision to cancel the recognition of Bulgarian language as regional language.

Earlier this week Ukraine's Verkhovna Rada canceled the State Language Policy Act, which was granting the status of “regional language” to the language of minority groups who make up more than 10% of the residents in an area.

With President’s Departure, Ukraine Looks Toward a Murky Future

The New York Times

By Andrew Higgins

As ranks of riot police officers, Interior Ministry troops and even the president vanished Saturday from the capital, Ukraine slipped, with often-eerie calm after months of tumultuous protests and a week of bloody mayhem, into the hands of revolution.

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