The GOP nominee’s stated belief in both a protectionist foreign policy, and a weaker NATO are two factors—not to mention, more casual remarks admiring Russia— all suggest that a Trump presidency could give way to the Soviet Union’s second coming.
By Victoria Butenko and Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times KIEV, Ukraine — Security details and special police with the government of Ukraine’s then-President Viktor Yanukovich were responsible for the deaths of protesters shot in February, officials with the nation’s interim leadership said Thursday. Three riot police officers were formally arrested and nine others detained overnight […]
By Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times MOSCOW — Ukraine’s ousted president on Wednesday lamented the loss of Crimea to Russia as “a grave pain and tragedy very difficult to come to terms with” but insisted the current interim government in Kiev was solely responsible for the region’s annexation. “I personally can’t agree” to the […]
By Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times MOSCOW — Ukraine is on the verge of civil war, warned ousted President Viktor Yanukovich, who reemerged in the Russian southern city of Rostov-on-the-Don to make a statement more than a week after his first news conference in Russia. His statement came as Moscow reportedly reinforced its forces […]
By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times KIEV, Ukraine — Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted in a televised interview Tuesday that he has the right to use “all means” necessary to protect Russians in Ukraine, but said he had yet to deploy additional forces to the Crimean peninsula where Russia maintains its Black Sea naval […]
By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times MOSCOW — Ukraine’s deposed President Viktor Yanukovich on Friday declared himself still the legitimate leader of his divided country and said his Russian allies in the Kremlin “should and must act” to put an end to the political chaos. “Knowing the character of (Russian President) Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, […]
By Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s interim government has issued an arrest warrant for ousted President Viktor Yanukovich, who is wanted in connection with the deaths of protesters in Kiev’s main square last week, acting Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said in a post published on his Facebook page. “A criminal […]