Russian Ukrainian Clash Continues: Ukrainian Leaders Call Russian Aggressors “Terrorists”

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAToday the interim Ukrainian President took decisive action to stop Russian aggression in Eastern Ukraine. President Oleksander Turchynov announced that Ukrainian troops have freed the Kramatorsk airfield and several other locations once controlled by Pro-Russian and apparent Russian forces. Calling the groups of Russian aggressors, “Terrorist” the First Deputy Prime Minister Vitaliy Yarema said several armed Russian military soldiers are in Luhansk, Donestsk, and Kharkiv, committing numerous acts of terrorism.

In response to the claims the Kremlin maintained that their troops are not in Ukraine and that it is the government of Ukraine that is behind the terrorist actions. Many anticipated this response and further predict it will be the spark that leads to further military intervention by Russia. To read more on the unfolding events go here.

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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