Several Jewish sites in Ukraine have been vandalized over the past week, including the tomb of a prominent Jewish leader.
Former United Kingdom Prime Minister Tony Blair said in a speech this week that he thinks the West should focus on the threat of Islamic extremism rather than their differences with Russia over Ukraine, the BBC reports.
After a tit-for-tat series of delays, the United States conducted an Open Skies Treaty intelligence flight over Russian territory on Monday, a State Department official said.
KIEV/SLAVIANSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – An agreement reached last week to avert wider conflict in Ukraine was faltering as the new week began, with pro-Moscow separatist gunmen showing no sign of surrendering government buildings they have seized.
SLAVIANSK/DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – Armed pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine said on Friday they were not bound by an international deal ordering them to disarm and were looking for more assurances about their security before leaving the public buildings they are holding.
Former Ronald Reagan National Security Adviser Robert McFarlane on Thursday called for an awakening of the West in a stirring speech about the Ukraine crisis.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will visit Russia next week for a conference on Caspian energy, while Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is scheduled to visit in September, according to the Tower.
The Russian government this week canceled a planned U.S. surveillance flight over Russian territory in a bid to limit spying on massed troops facing off against Ukraine and Eastern Europe, according to U.S. officials.