Six days after the referendum Putin has signed the act of annexation of Crimea and added to the territory of the Russian Federation the new administrative region and the port city of Sevastopol. As it was predictable Russia annexed Crimea quickly without too much effective opposition on the part of the international community apart from some bearable sanctions and speeches of condemnation.

Putin is acting as if Crimea was a Russian territory. Let’s see what will do with the rest of the Ukraine.

Russian flags have been hoisted in the Parliament and the Government buildings seized by armed men in the Ukrainian autonomous republic of Crimea while the Ukrainian interim president warns that any movement of armed Russian troops outside the naval base of Sevastopol would be seen as a military aggression.

1DM48399, a photo by Guillaume Briquet on Flickr. The Ukrainian crisis has reached a new dimension with the last burst of violence. A hundred deaths, people killed by police using live ammunition, protesters parading policemen taken as a hostages, riots in several cities other than Kiev… a situation that is sliding to a total chaos. […]

Violent clashes in Kiev with at least 25 dead have changed in one night completely the situation in Ukraine. From a deadlock to a complete breakdown.

MOSCOW, February 14 (RIA Novosti) – Egypt has reached an initial agreement on how to implement a new Russian arms delivery deal worth over $3 billion, Vedomosti newspaper reported Friday. Egypt’s defense minister and likely new president Field Marshal Abdel Fattah el-Sisi negotiated the agreement, aimed at replacing decreased assistance from Washington, during talks in […]