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Ukraine's Crisis In Political Cartoons

A domineering and sinister Russia, ineffectual Western leaders, and a skeptic's take on political realities in Ukraine: RFE/RL political cartoonists Zhenya O, Corax, and Sergei Yolkin weigh in on the Ukraine crisis.

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Not much choice in the March Crimean referendum, which asked voters if they wanted to join Russia, or have broad autonomy within Ukraine: "Soviet life" or "Soviet life."
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Not much choice in the March Crimean referendum, which asked voters if they wanted to join Russia, or have broad autonomy within Ukraine: "Soviet life" or "Soviet life."

"Crimeans!" the television says in Russian to the peninsula's newly annexed residents. "You are living in a great country!" 
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"Crimeans!" the television says in Russian to the peninsula's newly annexed residents. "You are living in a great country!" 

"Sanctions!" 
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"Sanctions!" 

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Yalta's Swallow's Nest castle with some Kremlin-esque alterations. 
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Yalta's Swallow's Nest castle with some Kremlin-esque alterations. 

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"I could take the Greeks' Peloponnesian Peninsula in return for their debts," wonders German Chancellor Angela Merkel. "Fail!"
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"I could take the Greeks' Peloponnesian Peninsula in return for their debts," wonders German Chancellor Angela Merkel. "Fail!"

A lifeline for ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.
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A lifeline for ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.

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