People with their own agendas push their versions of who is to blame, there is a shooting war between military forces and local militias, and half a million refugees have crossed into Russia.
During the week ending on May 25, voters in the 28 countries of the European Union voted for members of the 766-member European Parliament.
The problem is that there was no involvement of disaffected elements from primarily Russian-speaking communities in Eastern Ukraine in the talks that led to the announcement.
If you want to understand why our government is so worked up about Ukraine, a good place to start is with U.S. actions in Yugoslavia some 25 years ago.
The U.S. and its allies may rail against the referendum in the Crimea; Scots will consider a very similar one on September 18, and Catalans would like to do the same.
Commenting on Ukrainian developments, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius pooh-poohed the idea that there is a fascist danger.
The parliamentary elections carried out in Italy during the weekend of February 23-24 have created great worry in governments throughout Europe.
Austerity is the key issue facing Cypriot voters as they head to the polls for the second round of the presidential elections.
There is good news for France's new Socialist Party President, Francois Hollande.
This will be seen as a victory for those who are promoting austerity as the solution for Europe's fiscal woes.