Here’s an indication that the Ukrainian conflict isn’t likely to settle down in the immediate future. According to the BBC, legislators in Crimea have formally sought union with Russia, in effect seceding from Ukraine. Obviously, this step further exacerbates tensions between the two nations, and might lead to further concerns about the region’s stability.
Also, converged communicators in International Business (GEB3373) might have had the opportunity to see a condensed version of this BBC graphic yesterday, which shows the trade ties that link Russia and the rest of the world. Here, you’ll be able to see the full version with graphics and charts, giving a clear illustration of the connections between Russia and Western Europe – as well as a preview of the economic consequences should the sides begin limiting trade.