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Crisis in Ukraine: Foreign Reaction

News and Analysis from Western Sources

For in depth coverage of Western media reaction to Ukrainian Crisis go to the Foreign Media Coverage page of this guide.

Western Critics React to the Crisis

Western Sanctions Against Russia

Starting in March 2014, the US, the EU, and other Western countries have imposed a range of sanctions targeting the Russian economy, freezing assets belonging to particular individuals, and banning certain business transactions. This section provides links to coverage and analysis of those sanctions and the countermeasures taken by Russian authorities.

United States

European Union


US Policy Options in Ukraine

Council on Foreign Relations conversation from March 2, 2015 -- John E. Herbst, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, and Matthew Rojansky of the Woodrow Wilson Center discuss Ukraine’s politics, policies, and options going forward. They analyze Russian President Putin’s motivations, Ukraine’s internal struggles and reforms, and the role of the United States.

... And the Russian Counterreaction

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