WASHINGTON - One by one, President Barack Obama's warnings to Russia are being brushed aside by President Vladimir Putin, who appears to only be speeding up efforts to formally stake his claim to Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula.In the week since Obama first declared there would be "costs" if Putin pressed into Crimea, Russian forces have taken control of the region and a referendum has been scheduled to decide its future. Obama declared the March 16 vote a violation of international law, but in a region where ethnic Russians >>>
Nine Russian soldiers participating in military exercises have been ordered to leave Canada by the end of today, as Canada continues to denounce the Russian occupation of the Crimean peninsula.
According to a government source, the soldiers were given notice on Thursday, just days after Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced he was suspending all planned bilateral activities between the Canadian Armed Forces and the military of the Russian Federation.
There are six soldiers in Saint Jean, Que., two at CFB Gagetown in >>>
7 March 2014
Femen: Stop Putin's War
March 6, 2014
Two Femen protesters were arrested in Crimeas capital Simferopol on
Thursday after staging a topless demonstration against Russias intervention
in Ukraine in front of the regional parliament.
[The Femen protest took place at a pro-Russia demonstration.]
One protestor was stopped by police within seconds while another ran around,
repeatedly shouting Stop Putins War, which she had also
written across her chest.
She was eventually detained >>>
“I wish I could be in Kyiv’s Independence Square, not Times Square,” Inna Shevchenko said. It was below 20 degrees when the FEMEN ringleader arrived at the latter on Thursday morning, accompanied by a member of the group’s Canada chapter and three local performance artists — all with “FUCK PUTIN” painted across their bare breasts. A native Ukrainian, 23-year-old Shevchenko has been in exile since 2012, when now-deposed President Viktor Yanukovych ordered severe punishment for her destruction of a giant wooden cross in central Kyiv — an act committed in solidarity with Russia’s >>>
In the Crimean capital, Simferopol today authorities arrested at least one
member of activist group Femen who was protesting against Russia outside the
Crimean parliament building.
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Femen topless protesters are dragged kicking and screaming away from outside Crimea’s parliament shortly after it voted in favor of becoming part of Russia. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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By: Agence France-Presse
March 7, 2014 4:26 AM
InterAksyon.comThe online news portal of TV5
NEW YORK - Five topless activists from the Femen feminist group protested in New York's Times Square on Thursday to denounce Russia's incursion into Ukraine, asking for tougher US and EU action against Moscow.
The women, whose bare chests were painted blue and yellow -- the color of Ukraine's flag -- hoisted a placard slamming Russian President Vladimir >>>
The feminist group's protesters, whose chests were painted blue and yellow -- the color of Ukraine's flag -- hoisted a placard against Putin and another calling for US-EU action.Inna Shevchenko, a Femen leader, told reporters the protest was "in support of the Ukrainian people, in support of the Ukrainian revolution against Putin, against Russian occupation."The activists called on the United States and European Union to impose sanctions "much more serious than just restrictions of visas" and freezing of assets of officials.The United States on Thursday slapped visa bans on Russians and >>>
Authorities in Crimea voted on Thursday to accelerate secession from Ukraine, unanimously backing a law that declared the territory to be part of the Russian Federation.In a move that drew howls of outrage from the new leadership in Kyiv, MPs voted by 78 votes to nil for the territory to leave Ukraine, further escalating what has become the most serious crisis in Russian relations with the west since the cold war.At the same time, a referendum on more autonomy for the region due on 30 March was brought forward to 16 March, and the question was changed to give residents the option to unify >>>