Russo-Ukrainian War: 2014-2021 Archive
TLDRUpFront: Media literacy in tracking the Russian-Ukranian War in live time.
Historical Satire: Transcripts have been released from the phone call between President Obama and President Putin over the Ukraine crisis. The transcripts reveal a classical tension in geopolitical relations known as "PvE vs. PvP."
TLDRUpFront: As thousands of Russian troops move into Crimea Ukrainian Prime Minister Klitschko declares it an act of war.
TLDRUpFront: Russia continues military deployments into Crimea and eastern Ukraine. Ostensibly to secure Russian assets this is beginning to look like an intervention.
TLDRUpFront: Well-armed men from an 'unknown' faction have seized the parliament building in Crimea. They have since raised the Russian flag over the building.
TLDRUpFront: Tactics pioneered in the Arab Spring transplanted to Kiev are now showing up in Caracas. And the 'civil revolution' in Ukraine is starting to struggle as moderates and militants split and concerns of fascism within the revolutionary movement grow and may risk Russian intervention.
TLDRUpFront: After bloody street battles attempts to suppress the Maidan Revolution with the military have failed - leading to the collapse of the regime, freeing of political prisoners, and growing instability across the country.
TLDRUpFront: President Yanukovych loses control of Kiev to Euromaidan protesters as instability spreads throughout the country. Unless the military intervenes there is a real risk of regime collapse. This raises the quesiont of potential mass violence: ethnic cleansing or even civil war in Ukraine.
TLDRUpFront: The spread of mass protests across the country and the seizure of the Justice Ministry in Kiev are just two of several key indicators of escalation towards a full-scale uprising in Ukraine. The next threshold to watch for is the arrival of the military, and what side they choose.
TLDRUpFront: The Arab Spring reaches Kiev in Ukraine. A three-day escalation of violence marks the radicalization of the protest movement holding Kiev and demanding governmental reform.