Eastern European leaders are expressing concerns that Western officials will overlook Russia’s ongoing support to separatists in Ukraine amid efforts to partner with Moscow against the Islamic State terrorist group, Reuters reports.
Russia and its proxy forces have engaged in a systematic campaign in the last year to abuse religious minorities in Ukraine, according to a new report and accounts that have garnered scant attention in the Western press.
A Russian-made Buk missile downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, according to Dutch investigators probing the July 2014 crash over Ukraine.
President Obama said something bizarre about foreign policy during his appearance on 60 Minutes over the weekend. Pressed by Stever Kroft on whether Vladimir Putin’s aggressive actions in Ukraine and Syria (where Russian bombers are targeting U.S.-backed forces) posed a “challenge” to his leadership, the president rejected the premise of the question [emphasis added]:
Leaders in France and Germany pushed Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to accept a plan requiring him to cooperate with Vladimir Putin during a meeting in Paris last week.
BOGUCHAR, Russia (Reuters) – Russia is planning a second major military base near the border with Ukraine, where NATO accuses Russian troops of helping pro-Moscow separatists fight Kiev’s forces.
Rep. Reid Ribble (R., Wis.) defended House Republicans’ strategy of defunding Planned Parenthood while also keeping the government running, as the body passed a bill that denies the organization funding for a year while Congress investigates it for potential illegal activity.
Russia has deployed as many as 10,000 troops in eastern Ukraine for more than a year and has actively sought to hide the deaths of its soldiers, according to a new report that provides a comprehensive assessment of the Kremlin’s invasion of its neighbor.