Russian jokes will defeat American earnestness every time.
Reading the tea leaves in Ukraine.
A frightening letter from Donetsk, which is in what you've been told is the pro-Russia part of the country
Putin rants, panic calms, and rumors circulate that Yanukovich is dead.
Maidan, night, cease fire.This is a field kitchen on the Maidan.And this is an infirmary at the Mikhailovsky Cathedral. #Kiev
In an emotional speech on the Maidan last night, Yulia Tymoshenko pledged that she would protect the country's interest, but the country doesn't seem to believe that a tiger can change its stripes.
What a day.
Don't blame Russia. It was a battle among ruling elites.
As the protests in Ukraine descended into violence earlier this week, a blame game began among foreign leaders. Russia pointed fingers at the protesters for attempting a "coup," and said many western countries "are also to blame." President Barack Obama, meanwhile, said he holds the Ukrainian government "primarily responsible," while also condemning Russia's influence there and in Syria.
The tale of a post-modern martyr
As protestors fought riot police in Kiev yesterday, as the city center turned into a charred crater, volunteer medics skittered through the melee, attending to the hundreds wounded in the fight, pulling them into hotel lobbies and churches for treatement. One of them was 21-year-old Olesya Zhukovskaya.
Belarus' unrest in 2010 provided a valuable lesson to today's protesters in Kiev.