International Women's Day is more than a moment marked on a calendar. It is a day not only to renew our determination to make the world a more peaceful and prosperous place – but to recognize that a world where opportunities for women grow, is a world where the possibilities for peace, prosperity, and stability grow even more.
Henry A. Kissinger was secretary of state from 1973 to 1977.
Public discussion on Ukraine is all about confrontation. But do we know where we are going? In my life, I have seen four wars begun with great enthusiasm and public support, all of which we did not know how to end and from three of which we withdrew unilaterally. The test of policy is how it ends, not how it begins.
Editor's Note: The following is U.S. President Barack Obama's remarks on Ukraine in the White House on March 6 as well as a link to his executive order imposing sanctions on individuals found to be involved in stealing Ukrainian assets and contributing to the Russian invasion of the Crimean peninsula.
MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin said Russia and the United States still stood far apart over Ukraine, but the two countries should not sacrifice relations over a disagreement on an individual, albeit very important, international problem.
Police say Sergey Kurchenko, a fugitive oligarch linked to ousted president Viktor Yanukovych and the owner of Ukrainian Forbes, stole over $1 billion. Forbes scion Miguel Forbes approved the deal and served as an adviser to Kurchenko.
President Obama on Thursday ordered assets frozen and U.S. visas blocked for all persons determined to have impeded democracy, contributed to violence or engaged in corruption in Ukraine.
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — Ignoring pressure and objections from the West and from Ukraine’s fledgling national government, the pro-Russian authorities in Crimea pressed ahead on Thursday with plans to break away from Ukraine and become part of Russia.
SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine — Lawmakers in Ukraine’s Crimea region voted Thursday to hold a referendum on March 16 to decide whether Crimea should become part of Russia, according to the Associated Press.
Overthrown Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych tops the list of 24 former state and law enforcement officilas wanted on suspicion of involvement in the mass murders of EuroMaidan demonstrators from Feb. 18-20, when 74 people were slain.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House is imposing visa restrictions on Russians and Crimeans who it says are "threatening the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine."
According to a poll released on March 5, parliamentarian and businessman Petro Poroshenko is the leading candidate in the upcoming presidential elections in Ukraine. The Center for Social and Marketing Research released the results of the poll in advance of the May 25 election.
KHARKIV, Ukraine -- Kharkiv Mayor Henadiy Kernes, who heads Ukraine's second largest city with more than 1.5 million people, walks into his vast office from the back door this week, stares at his Apple computer screen and says “Let's start.”
A total of 100 people have died as a result of clashes in the center of the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, since November 30, 2013, the Health Ministry said on its Web site on Thursday.
Since Vladimir Putin called on parliament to allow Russian troops to be deployed to Ukraine on March 1, American pundits and politicians have framed the ensuing geopolitical crisis as a Russo-American battle for influence in Europe, a Cold War finally turned hot in Crimea.
Vladimir Karpushenko, deputy commander of Russia 810th brigade was recognized by journalists posing as head of Crimea self-defense volunteers who seize and block Ukraine military units on the peninsula, Moscow journalist Arkadij Babchenko wrote in Facebook March 5.
The Kremlin has a rebellion on its hands — if only from within its own TV network.
For the second time in three days, an anchor on RT, the global television network funded by the nation’s government, has harshly criticized Russia’s aggressive response to the crisis in Ukraine.
Russia is manipulating the population in Crimea and eastern parts of Ukraine. It is creating panic through its propagandistic news. There is no fascism in Ukraine. There are no neo-Nazis. There are no extremists who have supposedly seized control of the central government in Kyiv. There is no threat to Russian-speaking population or Russian citizens, except that which might (but hopefully not) provocatively be created by the Russian government itself.
On March 1, Russian President Vladimir Putin got approval from his senate to send combat troops to Ukraine. But he has made it very clear in the past that no war is justified without approval from the United Nations.
VIENNA, March 5 (Reuters) - Russia accused Ukraine of "hallucinating" on Wednesday after Kiev warned a U.N. atomic agency meeting of risks to the safety of its nuclear powerplants in case of a Russian invasion, diplomats said.