Moscow threatens sovereignty of Ukraine, sends troops to border

BY BRIAN WILLIAMS Map shows Crimean Peninsula, which Putin regime annexed in 2014, and part of eastern Ukraine in Donbas region that Moscow proxy forces seized. The recent buildup of Russian forces along the border with Ukraine threatens that country’s sovereignty. Moscow seeks to reverse the Ukrainian rulers’ moves toward closer relations with imperialist governments … Continue reading Moscow threatens sovereignty of Ukraine, sends troops to border

Ukraine miners expand protests, demand back pay

BY VIVIAN SAHNER Miners protest in Kyiv, Ukraine, Dec. 16, after not receiving millions in back pay or funding for health and safety measures. Signs read “Our families” and “our children also want to eat.” Miners at a number of state-owned Ukrainian mines brought their protests over wage arrears to the streets of Kyiv, the … Continue reading Ukraine miners expand protests, demand back pay

Miners, rail workers in Ukraine fight attacks

BY PATRICIA MARSHALL Over the past year tens of thousands of workers in Ukraine have been involved in strikes and protest actions against deteriorating living and working conditions, unpaid wages, and harassment and firings of union activists. In February 2014 sustained popular mobilizations by workers and others, known as the Maidan, toppled the pro-Moscow regime … Continue reading Miners, rail workers in Ukraine fight attacks