April 16, 2014
Polish FM: ‘Ukraine has the right to defend itself’
[Radoslaw Sikorski, married to American Anne Applebaum, was a resident and citizen of Great Britain in the 1980s (and a member of an elite club that included David Cameron and Boris Johnson), adviser to Rupert Murdoch from 1988-1992, resident fellow of the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., from 2002-2005 and executive director of the New Atlantic Initiative.]
Poland’s foreign minister has said “Ukraine has the right to use force” as troops are sent in to the eastern Donetsk region to clear areas occupied by pro-Russian groups since the weekend.
Interim president Oleksander Turchinov in Kiev declared that a military airport in the eastern city of Kramatorsk had been “liberated” late Tuesday night after Ukrainian troops disembarked from two helicopters where reporters earlier heard gunfire.
President Turchinov said earlier yesterday that Ukraine was launching…
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