Is Putin Preparing to Take Eastern Ukraine?

UntitledIn a similar scenario that played out in Crimea, pro-Russian forces wearing mask and unmarked uniforms have stormed buildings in Eastern Ukraine. The group alleges their only wish is to hold a referendum. Perhaps Putin has planned for the next step in his return to the glory days of the former Soviet Union and will soon declare Russian citizens in Eastern Ukraine are in need of his military assistance. Warnings have already come from NATO about the dangerous situation. Pro-Russian members have allegedly taken 60 Ukrainians hostage in a standoff designed to win the right to hold the referendum.

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Shannon Grady

South Carolina Politichick Shannon Grady came to the staff in late 2013 with experience writing political pieces on US foreign, domestic, and education policy for Shannon has also been a guest commentator on The PonyTail Patriot BlogTalkRadio show. Shannon brings a unique perspective to European politics as she is able to cover events happening across Europe from the heart of the EU, while living in Brussels, Belgium. Her articles include original coverage of the Memorial Day events at Flanders Field, Belgium and the 70th anniversary D-Day events in Normandy, France. Shannon has a BA in History from the University of South Carolina, a Masters from Webster University, and recently finished her doctorate program at Liberty University where she focused on Educational Leadership and Administration. She currently teaches online AP courses in Macro and Micro Economics and AP US history. She is the wife of active duty Army officer LTC Matthew Grady who is currently assigned to NATO in Belgium and the mother of one rambunctious little boy. Follow Shannon on Twitter: @SGPAExPat

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