The UN Security Council holds emergency talks after Ukraine declares a “full-scale” military operation against pro-Russia forces.
The UN Security Council holds emergency talks after Ukraine declares a ‘full-scale’ military operation against pro-Russia forces, amid deadly clashes in its restive east.
From the West’s point of view, Russia, having exploited disorder in Kiev to annex Crimea in a lightning military-backed operation, is now promoting unrest around eastern Ukraine with the possible intent of annexing those territories as well. US officials claim Russian instigation is the major factor behind the recent seizures of administrative and police buildings across the Donbass region. Both Kiev and Washington have claimed that Russian special forces are probably spearheading the occupations, just as they did last month in Crimea.