Updates and Analysis on Ukraine Crisis - April 2, 2014

News | April 02, 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

John Kerry, “Press Availability at NATO,” U.S. Department of State, 1 April 2014

NATO takes measures to reinforce collective defence, agrees on support for Ukraine,” NATO, 1 April 2014



Carol Kriel and Vladimir Isachenkov, “AP Interview: Yanuykovych Hopes for Crimea’s Return,” Associated Press, 2 April 2014

Russia steps up pressure on Ukraine to disarm far-right,” Reuters, 2 April 2014

David Frum, “Russia’s Plans to Partition Ukraine,” The Atlantic, 2 April 2014

Ukraine Constitution reform unlikely without teamwork with society – Russian FM,” ITAR-TASS, 2 April 2014

Rajan Menon, “Why the Ukraine Crisis Won’t Save NATO,” The National Interest, 1 April 2014

Robert Farley, “No, F-22s Can’t Save Ukraine,” Medium – War is Boring, 1 April 2014

Adrian Croft, “Russia could achieve Ukraine incursion in 3-5 days: NATO general,” Reuters, 1 April 2014

Michael R. Gordon, “NATO to Firm Up Its Presence in Eastern Europe as It Halts Cooperation with Russia,” The New York Times, 1 April 2014

Andrew E. Kramer, “Russia Tightens Pressure on Ukraine with Rise in Natural Gas Price,” The New York Times, 1 April 2014

Tom Cohen, “Is Crimea Gone?  Annexation no longer the focus of Ukraine crisis,” CNN, 1 April 2014

Agnes Lovasz, “Dashed Ikea Dreams Show Decades Lost to Bribery in Ukraine,” Bloomberg, 31 March 2014

Alexander Kliment, “Putin’s Fairy Tale: Why Russia Will Try – and Fail – To Build a New Empire,” Foreign Affairs, 31 March 2014

Eugene Rumer, Andrew S. Weiss, Ulrich Speck, Lina Khatib, George Perkovich, and Douglas H. Paal, “What Are the Global Implications of the Ukraine Crisis?,” Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 27 March 2014