Tensions Rise in Ukraine

In the event that you have forgotten, things remain really bad between Ukraine and Russia. And they are getting worse:

Armed separatists took virtual control of a city in eastern Ukraine on Saturday and Kiev prepared troops to deal with what it called an “act of aggression by Russia“.

Pro-Russian activists carrying automatic weapons seized government buildings in Slaviansk and set up barricades on the outskirts of the city. Official buildings in several neighboring towns were also attacked.

The developments have increased concerns of a possible “gas war” that could disrupt energy supplies across the continent.

“The Ukrainian authorities consider the events of the day as a display of external aggression from Russia,” Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said in a statement.

“Units of the interior and defense ministries are implementing an operational response plan,” he added.

I am sure that the Nation will find a way to blame all of this on Ukraine, “neofascists” and the United States.