Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

4/15/2014 (2 years ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

The world continues to stand idle as more of Ukraine is lost

Vladimir Putin has continued his land grab in Ukraine, making it ever more apparent that the Russian president wants to reunite the old Soviet republics and from a new Soviet Union, even at the risk of causing a major war.

Russia's Prime Minister, and former president of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev said that Ukraine is on the brink of civil war.

Russia's Prime Minister, and former president of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev said that Ukraine is on the brink of civil war.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

4/15/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in Europe

Keywords: World, Europe, Russia, Ukraine


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Russia seized the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine in March after Crimea held a referendum to secede from Ukraine, which was widely criticized as illegal by much of the world. Afterwards, pro-Russian gunmen seized numerous government buildings in around ten cities throughout eastern Ukraine.

On April 14 a police station in the eastern city of Donetsk was stormed, and many of the officers capitulated and joined the crowd. Outside they were met by a man who identified himself as Alexander Shulzhenko, a Lieutenant Colonel with the Russian army.

Pray for peace!

It is unsurprising, as having Russian troop instigate, lead, and coordinate these takeovers seems to have become Putin's go to strategy, after his military intervention in the Crimea was loudly decried by the world, and saw sanctions leveled on his country.

This new approach is much more effective because it puts Ukraine's government in a horrible situation where they have no effective options. They can either slowly lose their country to Russian instigated uprisings and rebellions, or they can retake the territory with force and risk a very short war with Russia, losing their territory anyways.

On April 15, Ukraine's acting president, Oleksandr Turchynov told the countries parliament that there was an "anti-terrorist operation," underway in Donetsk. "The aim of these actions is to protect the citizens of Ukraine, to stop terror, to stop criminality, to stop attempts to tear Ukraine to piece," he said.

On that day, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, weighed in. "I will be brief: Ukraine is on the brink of civil war, it's frightening," he said.

Currently NATO shows no signs that it will intervene with force on Ukraine's behalf. So the country stands very much alone, the victim of an ambitious Russian leader who has a country of frothing zealots behind him, and a personality cult to rival that of Hitler or Stalin.Ā 

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


Copyright 2016 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for June 2016
Universal:
Human Solidarity: That the aged, marginalized, and those who have no one may find-even within the huge cities of the world-opportunities for encounter and solidarity.
Evangelization: Seminarians and Novices: That seminarians and men and women entering religious life may have mentors who live the joy of the Gospel and prepare them wisely for their mission.



Comments


More Europe

Is Pope Francis OK? Holy Father FALLS DOWN during important Mass at Poland's holiest site Watch

Image of

By Abigail James (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Pope Francis took a major fall during Mass at Poland's Jasna Gora Monastery, home to the Black Madonna, in the southern city of Czestochowa. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - As the Holy Father walked around during the televised Mass, he fell straight to the ground ... continue reading


Important words! Pope Francis says World is at War, but religion... Watch

Image of Pope Francis speaks to reporters about war during his flight to World Youth Day in Poland.

By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Pope Francis said the world is at war, but religion is not to blame, during his flight to Poland for World Youth Day. LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - Pope Francis has made it clear that the world is at war. He also made clear he does not think religion has much ... continue reading


Polish streets come alive in anticipation of Pope Francis' visit for World Youth Day Watch

Image of Pope Francis to visit Kraków for World Youth Day.

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

How would you react if Pope Francis was heading to your city? LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - In wake of the horrific slaughter of French priest Jacques Hamel, Catholic pilgrims in KrakĆ³w, Poland have congregated to celebrate World Youth Day.The event, designed ... continue reading


Pope Francis asked to declare French church terror victim martyr and saint as new details emerge about attack Watch

Image of Many people have called for Fr. Jacques to be recognized as a martyr.

By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

We now know more about what happened during the ISIS attack on a Catholic church yesterday in France. The attackers killed a priest and were shot dead by police. LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - Two young men affiliated with ISIS stormed a Catholic church ... continue reading


PLEASE PRAY! Catholic priest savagely beheaded by ISIS terrorists DURING MASS in France! Watch

Image of Let us pray for Fr. Jacques Hamel!

By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Islamic terrorists in France have attacked a Catholic church, murdering a priest. They also took nuns and parishoners hostage. The terrorists were eventually killed by police. Another hostage was gravely injured by the terrorists. LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - ... continue reading


Pope Francis 'implores God's peace for the world' after horrific attack on French church Watch

Image of

By Ann Schneible (CNA/EWTN News)

Pope Francis has decried the "absurd violence" which has left an elderly priest dead after his church in northern France was taken hostage during Mass. Vatican City (CNA/EWTN News) - In a statement released Tuesday by the Vatican, the Pope, having been informed of the ... continue reading


World Youth Day 2016 begins! Find the event's FULL SCHEDULE here Watch

Image of

By Abigail James (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

The 31st World Youth Day begins today, July 26, in Krakow, Poland. Although Pope Francis is not expected to arrive until tomorrow, the events are already underway, with a welcome to the pilgrims and later an opening mass. Here is the full schedule of events expected to ... continue reading


Germany suffers multiple attacks Watch

Image of Germany falls prey to several attacks (Nick Edwards/Daily Mail).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Germany saw multiple attacks this weekend, leaving several people injured and one pregnant woman brutally slaughtered by a machete. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Bavarian interior minister Joachim Herrman <a ... continue reading


New British Prime Minister Theresa May flashes ILLUMINATI hand signal, here's what it could mean and why some people are worried (SECRET PHOTOS) Watch

Image of The dollar bill is rumored to contain Illuminati symbols such as the pyramid.

By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Is the new Prime Minister, Theresa May a member of the Illuminati? According to some theories, the answer is yes. LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - British Prime Minister Theresa May is a member of the Illuminati, according to one popular theory on the web. The ... continue reading


Archaeologists finish dig at Must Farm. Here's some of the incredible things they've discovered Watch

Image of A bronze sword with a wicked point reveals the local people were well equipped.

By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

The excavation of a Bronze Age site in England is giving archaeologists a look into ancient Britain. The archaeologists are having the experience of a lifetime on the dig. The site is the richest, most complete Bronze Age site in England and possibly Europe. LOS ... continue reading


All Europe News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Subscribe to Catholic OnlineYouTube Channel

the FEED
by Catholic Online

  • Important words! Pope Francis says World is at War, but religion...
  • Daily Readings for Thursday, July 28, 2016
  • Shoulder Wound of Christ HD Video
  • 'I especially loved watching the baby walking himself out of the ...
  • St. Innocent I: Saint of the Day for Thursday, July 28, 2016
  • Is Pope Francis OK? Holy Father FALLS DOWN during important Mass at ...
  • Blessing of an Automobile HD Video

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Jeremiah 18:1-6
1 The word that came to Jeremiah from Yahweh as follows,2 'Get ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 146:1-2, 2-4, 5-6
1 Alleluia! Praise Yahweh, my soul!2 I will praise Yahweh all ... Read More

Gospel, Matthew 13:47-53
47 'Again, the kingdom of Heaven is like a dragnet that is cast in the ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for July 28th, 2016 Image

St. Innocent I
July 28: Innocent was born at Albano, Italy. He became ... Read More