The west, in particular the U.S, has expressed real concern over what is happening in the Ukraine. Once again, Russia appears to be on the imperialistic move, trying to rebuild what was lost with the dissolution of the Soviet Union. In the long run, there might not be much need for intervention. Vladmir Putin and his minions might find themselves in another tar pit, similar to the one in which they found themselves in Afghanistan some time ago. The U.S. isn’t the only so-called superpower that has gotten itself into trouble by overstepping its bounds and becoming mired in someone else’s mess. Russia, at times, appears to be a hard case, reluctant to accept hard-learned lessons. No doubt, the Chinese someday will find themselves in a similar position because a starring role on the world’s stage seems to breed fatal egotism.
Kiev orders military moves in eastern Ukraine after local politician assassinated
By William Booth and Scott Wilson
HORLIVKA, Ukraine — Leaders of the central government in Kiev ordered military operations against pro-Russian militants in the east to resume Wednesday after the body of a man tortured and dumped in a river was identified as a local politician who supported Ukrainian unity.
“The terrorists who effectively took the whole Donetsk region hostage have now gone too far,” said acting President Oleksandr Turchynov after government authorities identified the stabbed and bruised body of politician Vladimir Rybak. The corpse was found near Slovyansk, a city that international observers say is completely controlled by armed groups of pro-Russian activists.
Tensions high in eastern Ukraine: In Kiev on Tuesday, Vice President Biden pledged American support to help Ukraine stage a successful presidential election next month and to defy Russian economic pressure.
“These crimes are being committed with the full support and connivance of the Russian Federation,” Turchynov said.