Monthly Archive: December 2004

Ukraine: long term implications

Ukraine: long term implications

Nick at A Fistful of Euros has an interesting article up about what the Ukraine crisis could mean for the EU a couple of decades from now. I have a feeling that the Ukrainian...

Kuchma to flee to Russia?

Kuchma to flee to Russia?

The Sunday Times today passes on an interesting rumour that Russia is going to offer sanctuary Ukraine’s outgoing President Leonid Kuchma should he be forced to flee .  The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, who...

Putin wants permanent Security Council seat for India

Putin wants permanent Security Council seat for India

And not only that – he wants India to have a veto vote, too. "I am convinced that permanent seats on the Security Council should have veto power, otherwise it would be a one-sided...

Uzbek President criticises Russian meddling in Ukraine

Uzbek President criticises Russian meddling in Ukraine

Uzbek President Islam Karimov, in complete contrast to his earlier comments on the subject, today announced that Russia’s meddling in Ukraine’s election was counterproductive: “Russia’s excessive demonstration of its willingness to see a certain...

News roundup

News roundup

Much of my focus has been on Ukraine recently, and coverage of Russia has suffered.  To balance things out somewhat, here is a brief roundup of what has been going on there for the...