Thursday, April 17, 2014

World News - Ukraine

Ukrainian government forces battled with pro-Russian activists overnight. Three activists were killed, 13 were wounded, and 63 were captured in what looks like the first major engagement in the governments attempt to quell the protests and occupations in eastern Ukraine. It look as if government forces were not going to be effective yesterday, but overnight the situation has changed.

Meanwhile, the foreign ministers of Ukraine, Russia, the U.S. and the E.U. are talking in Geneva. Supposedly there ia an agreement for scaling back on the escalation, but there seems to be no actual action. Ukrainian troops are still on the move in eastern Ukraine and protests are still going on.

So, is the civil war on? Or is there some kind of agreement? No way to tell at this point. Lets see what Russia actually does.

What do you think?