Timothy Heritage

For Timothy Heritage's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Putin may be past point of no return in Ukraine

/ | Aug 1, 2014

Putin may be past point of no return in Ukraine

Vladimir Putin risks becoming an international pariah over the Ukraine crisis but the Russian president is battening down the hatches for the gathering economic and political storm. The United States and the European Union saw the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 as a chance ...

/ Jun 22, 2014

In echo of Cold War, calls grow for Kiev to build a 'new wall'

As Ukraine's leaders puzzle over how to cut off Russian support for a separatist rebellion in the east of the country, one of its richest men thinks he has the answer. Billionaire businessman Ihor Kolomoisky has suggested building a wall along the almost 2,000-km (1,200-mile) ...

Russia ponders next steps over conflict next door

/ Feb 21, 2014

Russia ponders next steps over conflict next door

A Ukrainian protester lobs a burning gasoline bomb into a doorway. A police officer writhes in agony on the ground. Smoke and flames rise from burning barricades in Kiev. Footage of violence in the Ukrainian capital was beamed almost nonstop into Russian homes by state ...