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  • 21.03.2014 Kyiv Signs EU Agreement As Putin Signs Crimea Annexation

    Moscow has completed the process of making Ukraine's Crimea part of Russia, as Ukraine's prime minister, in a highly symbolic move, signed a political cooperation agreement with the European Union.

  • 17.03.2014 Crimea asks to join Russia as West readies sanctions

    Crimea declared independence Monday and applied to join Russia while the Kremlin braced for sanctions after the flashpoint peninsula voted to leave Ukraine in a referendum that has sparked the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War.

  • 06.03.2014 Russia's Actions In Crimea Stir Bad Memories In Former East Bloc

    Russia's intervention in Crimea has brought back bad memories among its former satellites. In much of the former Soviet Union, and among Moscow's former Warsaw Pact allies in Eastern Europe, there are renewed concerns about Russia flexing its military might on Ukraine's Black Sea peninsula.



  • About 15 million persons suffered from Communist repressions in Ukraine
  • On 30 December 1922, along with the Russian, Byelorussian, and Transcaucasian republics, the Ukrainian SSR was one of the founding members of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)