WASHINGTON — Among the several headlines surrounding Ukraine’s political situation, Russia has indicated that their generous aid package may be on hold.
Reuters reported that the $15 billion aid package may not be sent to Ukraine after the Ukrainian parliament voted to oust pro-Russia President Viktor Yanukovich. Yanukovich oversaw the brutal repression of pro-European Union protesters in Kiev’s Independence Square.
Russia is incensed that Ukraine ousted their president and is leaning toward the West and the European Union. Now, Ukraine is begging the West for financial aid as they are almost financially insolvent and teetering on the edge of bankruptcy.
Ukraine may be seeking their deposed president for crimes against protesters. His last reported location, according to Reuters, was in Balaclava in Crimea, close to the Russian naval base of Sevastopol.