ODESA, Ukraine – When Odesa Oblast Governor Mikheil Saakashvili visited the Ukrainian navy’s headquarters in Odesa on June 14, the commander set the table, and there was joyous celebration with music, children in attendance and multi-colored balloons.
Natalia Isayeva is a former sex worker. She left the business years ago but says if something bad happens and her family really needs money, for medical treatment, for instance, she might consider going back to “providing services.”
Former U.S. Sen. Tom Daschle once commanded a lot of influence in Washington, D.C., especially as Senate majority leader and as an early supporter of U.S. President Barack Obama in 2008.
High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission Federica Mogherini has underlined the European Union's continued support for the full implementation of the Minsk agreements, starting with respect for the ceasefire and the withdrawal of heavy weapons.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden during a phone talk with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko expressed support for constitutional amendments proposed by President Poroshenko and Ukraine’s Constitutional Commission that will allow for meaningful decentralization of power.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and Russian President Vladimir Putin plan to talk by phone this weekend to discuss the conflict in Ukraine, a German government official said on Aug. 28.
After the final approval and formalization of an offer on the restructuring of Ukraine's sovereign and sovereign-guaranteed eurobonds, the Ukrainian government will forward it simultaneously to all of their holders, including the holders of the so-called Russian two-year eurobonds worth $3 billion issued in December 2013, Ukrainian Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko said.
World War I put an end to more than one empire, gave birth to several nations and, as Dominic Lieven notes in “The End of Tsarist Russia,” propelled Russia toward a series of catastrophes: battlefield failure, revolution, civil war and dictatorship. Russia’s ordeals, in turn, made the postwar global order less stable than it might have been. Given such momentous results, what, Mr. Lieven asks, drove Russia toward the conflagration in the first place?
Ukraine stepped back from the brink of default Thursday with a crucial debt deal that sees lenders accept a 20-percent write-down and keeps global markets open to the cash-strapped ex-Soviet state.
This weekend in Alaska, U.S. President Barack Obama will host a number of countries with interests in the Arctic. The event – called GLACIER (Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Co-operation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience) – brings together the eight members of the Arctic Council and other countries, such as China and Japan, that have interests in the Arctic region.
Ukraine’s main creditors agreed on Aug. 27 to forgive a portion of the nation’s debt, lightening the war-burdened country’s economic problems and unlocking additional international assistance.
Vice President Joe Biden is criticizing pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine for threatening to take more territory and hold their own elections.
The maxim “History repeats itself” appears as true today as it was during any past century. No century has been able to complete itself without a major conflict. This cycle is most evident in Europe today, in deadly “Goliath versus David” warfare.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is criticizing pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine for threatening to take more territory and hold their own elections.
PENICHE, Portugal—Anya wasn’t even born when Chornobyl exploded nearly 30 years ago, but even today its radioactive fallout stalks her and other Ukrainian youngsters growing up near the disused plan.
Ratings agency Fitch has lowered its rating for Ukraine saying the debt restructuring deal Kiev struck with a group of creditors was tantamount to default.
KYIV - Ukraine Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko said Friday that the deal to restructure the country's debt meets "all of its targets."
KYIV - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko spoke in Berlin and Brussels of the need to establish "red lines," the crossing of which would lead to "a continuation and tightening of the sanctions" against Russia.
Ukraine’s security service on Thursday revealed the names of four Russian generals fighting in Ukraine, according to a statement issued by the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council.