Crisis in Ukraine - March 20, 2014

News | March 20, 2014

EWI offers a daily situation report on Ukraine's unfolding crisis, featuring key developments and links to analytical pieces from foreign policy experts around the world.  

Key Developments


Government Statements

Barack Obama, “President Obama Statement on Russian Intervention in Ukraine,” C-SPAN, March 20, 2014

Ukraine-related designations – Specially Designated Nationals List Update,” U.S. Department of the Treasury, March 20, 2014

Remarks to the Press by Vice President Joe Biden, President Dalia Grybauskaite of Lithuania, and President Andris Berzins of Latvia,” The White House, March 19, 2014



Kimberly Marten, "Vladimir Putin: Ethnic Russian Nationalist," The Washington Post, March 19, 2014

Willy Englund and Kathy Lally, “Russian parliament moves to ratify Crimea takeover; Obama announces new sanctions,” The Washington Post, March 20, 2014

Janine Davidson, “Thinking the Unthinkable in Ukraine,” The National Interest, March 20, 2014

Humphrey Hawksley, “Ukraine crisis: Could Trans-Dniester be next?,” BBC News, March 20, 2014

Terrence McCoy, “Is Crimea part of Russia?  Ukraine?  Welcome to Wikipedia’s quandary,” The Washington Post, March 20, 2014

Ukrainian ultras put aside differences in demonstration of solidarity,” The Guardian, March 20, 2014

Gareth Evans, “The Ukraine Nuclear Delusion,” Project Syndicate, March 19, 2014

David Alexander and Krista Hughes, “U.S.-Russia sanctions rhetoric shakes companies, investors,” Reuters, March 19, 2014

Mark Landler, “With Russia, as With China, Unnerved U.S. Allies Seek Reassurances,” The New York Times, March 19, 2014

Job C. Henning and William Courtney, “Don’t Just Sanction Russia, Deter It,” The National Interest, March 18, 2014

Japan to impose sanctions on Russia for Crimea move,” Reuters, March 17, 2014