Live Blog: Ukraine In Crisis (Archive)
January 20, 2015
A priest stands in front of a hospital destroyed after shelling between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists in the eastern city of Donetsk, Ukraine, on January 19.
This instalment of our daily live blog has now been archived. You can find the latest updates in our ongoing Ukraine blog here.
The lone Ukraine moment from U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, as prepared:
Second, we are demonstrating the power of American strength and diplomacy. We’re upholding the principle that bigger nations can’t bully the small — by opposing Russian aggression, supporting Ukraine’s democracy, and reassuring our NATO allies. Last year, as we were doing the hard work of imposing sanctions along with our allies, some suggested that Mr. Putin’s aggression was a masterful display of strategy and strength. Well, today, it is America that stands strong and united with our allies, while Russia is isolated, with its economy in tatters.
In Ukrainian (for now, we're working on getting it into English), but you can use Google Translate to read this great rundown from our Ukrainian Service of what the fugitive former officials from ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych are doing now.
We are now closing the blog for today. Until we resume live blogging tomorrow morning, you can keep up with all our news desk's ongoing Ukraine coverage here.