Why did the situation in Ukraine result in sanctions? Here’s an explanation.

Why did the situation in Ukraine result in sanctions? Here’s an explanation.

Russian Fiction the Sequel: 10 More False Claims About Ukraine

Russia continues to spin a false and dangerous narrative to justify its illegal actions in Ukraine.

Russia Claims: Russia ordered a “partial drawdown” of troops from the Ukrainian border.

Fact: No evidence shows significant movement of Russian forces away from the Ukrainian border. One battalion is not enough. An estimated 35,000-40,000 Russian troops remain massed along the border, in addition to approximately 25,000 troops currently in Crimea.

As free nations, we will continue to stand together in defense of international law, our mutual security, and the right of nations and people everywhere to freely choose their own destiny.
Secretary Kerry at NATO, April 2, 2014
With time, so long as we remain united, the Russian people will recognize that they cannot achieve security, prosperity and the status that they seek through brute force.
President Obama on the situation in Ukraine, March 26, 2014
Under Secretary Wendy Sherman visited the Shrine of the Fallen in Kyiv, #Ukraine on March 20. As President Obama said, we support the people of Ukraine and their right to determine their own destiny.

Under Secretary Wendy Sherman visited the Shrine of the Fallen in Kyiv, #Ukraine on March 20. As President Obama said, we support the people of Ukraine and their right to determine their own destiny.

What Russia has done is wrong as a matter of law, wrong as a matter of history, wrong as a matter of policy, and dangerous… We must stand together denying recognition and imposing consequences for this illegal act.
Ambassador Samantha Power at a Security Council Meeting on Ukraine, March 19, 2014