Ukraine To Seek Compensation From Russia For Seized Assets, Introduces Visas For Russians

Tyler Durden's picture

Now that the non-fighting and the Crimean annexation is over, all that's left are cheap words and hollow threats.

First, Ukraine has effectively given up on claims to Crimea... 

  • UKRAINE TO REMOVE MILITARY FROM CRIMEA TO MAINLAND: PARUBIY
  • UKRAINE TO SEEK DEMILITARIZED ZONE STATUS FOR CRIMEA: PARUBIY

... but hopes to make Russia's life more difficult:

  • UKRAINE PLANS TO INTRODUCE VISA REGIME WITH RUSSIA: PARUBIY

And just in case Russia decides to steamroll unobstructed into other areas of East Ukraine, Kiev is pretending it is taking measures:

  • UKRAINE TO FORTIFY MILITARY ON EASTERN BORDER: PARUBIY
  • UKRAINE TO STRENGTHEN SECURITY AT NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS

Finally, Ukraine somehow still thinks it has any leverage:

  • UKRAINE TO SEEK COMPENSATION FOR RUSSIA SEIZING ASSETS

And this stinger for Russia which will surely lose much sleep now:

  • UKRAINE PLANS TO LEAVE CIS, PARUBIY SAYS

As for the US, it is just comical now:

  • RUSSIA CREATING `DANGEROUS SITUATION,' CARNEY SAYS
  • U.S. PREPARED TO IMPOSE FURTHER COSTS ON RUSSIA, CARNEY SAYS

Costs - drink. And speaking of "dangerous situations", perhaps the biggest danger here is that the US still thinks it is the sole superpower in a unipolar world. It clearly no longer is.