The Obama administration’s decision to seek a “reset” of relations with Russia was, in the words of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a “brilliant stroke” that “worked.” And she’s obviously right. This explains why Russian is threatening to use “nuclear force” if NATO takes steps to prevent Russian aggression in the Baltic states:
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Moscow was ready to put its nuclear forces on alert to ensure Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine last year, President Vladimir Putin said in a pre-recorded documentary aired on Sunday.
Gov. Scott Walker (R., Wis.) has joined most other potential Republican presidential candidates in 2016 by expressing his support for arming Ukrainian forces.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is preparing to send additional non-lethal aid to Ukraine, including unarmed drones and Humvee vehicles, a U.S. defense official said on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Tuesday placed sanctions on eight Ukrainian separatists and a Russian bank, warning that recent attacks by rebels armed by Russia violated a European-brokered ceasefire in the war-torn country.
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia has the right to deploy nuclear arms in the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, which Moscow annexed from Ukraine last year, a Foreign Ministry official said on Wednesday, adding he knew of no plans to do so.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Russian tanks and heavy military equipment have crossed the Ukrainian border in the last few days in breach of a European-brokered ceasefire agreed on Feb. 12, a senior U.S. State Department official said on Tuesday.
A bipartisan group of leading House lawmakers led by Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) urged President Barack Obama on Thursday to send lethal aid to Ukraine’s beleaguered military.
The nation’s top military general said on Tuesday that President Barack Obama should consider sending weapons to Ukraine’s beleaguered military to aid its fight against Russian-backed separatists, becoming the latest of several U.S. officials to make such a recommendation.
The United Nations said on Monday that more than 6,000 people have now been killed in eastern Ukraine after almost a year of fighting between government forces and Russian-backed separatists.