Russia warns US on Ukraine, says Moscow could act

For Russian planners, as was in 2008 with the invasion of Georgia, the 2014 Winter Olympics might be used as a distraction for Moscow to ‘act’.

Kiev: A senior Kremlin aide accused the United States on Thursday of arming Ukrainian “rebels” and, urging the Kiev government to put down what he called an attempted coup, warned Russia could intervene to maintain the security of its ex-Soviet neighbour.

Sergei Glazyev, an adviser to President Vladimir Putin with responsibility for relations with Ukraine, told a newspaper that US “interference” breached the 1994 treaty under which Washington and Moscow jointly guaranteed Ukraine’s security and sovereignty after Kiev gave up its Soviet-era nuclear arsenal. Continue reading