Updates and Analysis on Ukraine Crisis - April 3, 2014

Commentary | April 03, 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

  • Security chiefs in Ukraine accused former President Yanukovych of ordering the February shooting of anti-government protesters in Kiev. These charges follow the arrest of 12 members of the Berkut riot police, who were responsible for more than 100 shooting deaths.
  • According to senior U.S. defense officials, the U.S. Navy is sending a ship to the Black Sea within the coming week to show continued support for Ukraine. The ship will take part in multilateral exercises. There is only one other U.S. Navy ship in the Black Sea, which was deployed on March 21.


News and Analysis

Alexei Anishchuk, “Russian Diplomat: US Should ‘Practice Yoga, Stick to Food-Combining Diets,’ And Forget Crimea’s Annexation”, Business Insider, 4/3/14

Michelle Arrouas, “NATO Chief Says Russia Could Attack Ukraine Without Warning”, Time, 4/3/14

C.J. Chivers and David M. Herszenhorn, “In Crimea, Russia Showcases a Rebooted Army”, The New York Times, 4/2/14

Vladimir Soldatkin, “Russia Hikes Gas Prices for Ukraine by 80 Percent”, Reuters, 4/3/14

Tom Cohen, “Is Crimea gone? Annexation No Longer the Focus of Ukraine Crisis”, CNN, 4/1/14

Andrew Roth, “Ukraine Moves to Disarm Paramilitary Groups”, The New York Times, 4/1/14