IT'S THOSE FOSSIL FUELS
Self-defense forces are on full alert in East Ukraine's newly proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic. The region cut ties with Kiev after a popular vote last Sunday - and activists are expecting a new wave of government crackdown. Tensions are highest in the city of Slavyansk that's been besieged by troops for weeks. Reinstating control over the restive region isn't the only agenda driving Kiev's ongoing offensive.... follow the money and the fossil fuels.