Russia's provocative rhetoric on nuclear weapons and its dramatic expansion of flights by nuclear bombers are "deeply troubling" and "dangerous," NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on May 27.
Lennart Johansson, former president of European soccer's governing body UEFA, says the decision to award the World Cup to Russia and Qatar must now be reviewed in the light of the latest corruption allegations.
Two U.S. lawmakers say Russia is using mobile crematoriums to hide its military involvement in eastern Ukraine.
WASHINGTON - The debate over whether to provide lethal defensive aid, such as anti-tank missiles, to Ukraine is "worth having," Vice President Biden said on May 27.
MOSCOW - The Russian Foreign Ministry said on May 27 that the arrests of officials with the soccer governing body FIFA appeared to be an illegal attempt by the United States to impose its laws on foreign states.
A two-week NATO training exercise in northern Europe is now underway. We spoke with security expert Ulrich Kühn about the purpose of the military drills, and their effect on relations with Russia.
RFE/RL has recorded dramatic evidence of the cease-fire in Ukraine being violated, with pro-government forces coming under sustained shelling in the village of Shyrokyne. The attack, filmed on May 24, resulted in one Ukrainian soldier dying and another being wounded.
The joint high-level working group of Ukraine and NATO on defense reform has adopted a joint communiqué at its meeting in Kyiv on May 27, which includes its work schedule and areas of activities until the end of this year.
The war in Ukraine has left Russia dealing with weapons and smugglers making their way into the country out of the conflict zone. The Russian solution: Dig ditches to slow the influx, reported Bloomberg on May 26.
VUHLEHIRSK, Ukraine – Oleg Vadimirovich, administrator of the small city of Vuhlehirsk in Donetsk Oblast, is worried about the Ukrainian army and Polish snipers that he thinks are working with them.
The European Union's Summit on the Eastern Partnership, held May 21-22 in Riga, was a disaster for Ukraine. For friends of democracy, the rule of law, and Ukraine, it would have been better had this EU summit never taken place and its joint declaration never written.
KABUL - When the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in 1979, fortified with tanks, helicopters, and 100,000 troops, empty-handed Afghan guerrilla fighters like Sayed Kassem Muzafari said they had to be innovative.
The Ukrainian military have detained Volodymyr Bilous, former chairman of the Stanytsia Luhanska district council, in the Kharkiv Oblast as he tried to leave Ukraine for Russia, Hennadiy Moskal, the head of the Luhansk Oblast's military-civilian administration, said.
For most of the 20th century, Ukraine was the victim of two equally malevolent empires - Germany and Russia. Germany's contribution to Ukraine's devastation was the two World Wars; Russia's was the imposition of Soviet rule and the concomitant destruction of Ukraine's peasantry and elites. Unsurprisingly, one of the most constant images in 20th-century Ukrainian commentary is that of their country being caught between a hammer and an anvil.
Ukrainian government and rebel officials say seven people have been killed over the last day of fighting between armed forces and separatists.
The sharp fall in global oil prices has had a deep impact not only on the global economy but on the fortunes of Russian billionaires, many of whom got rich on the back of the commodity.
A top NATO commander warned May 27 that "continual attacks" against Ukraine were impeding Kyiv's efforts to modernize its army enough to one day join the Western military alliance.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has said that the parliament is responsible Ukraine's failure to improve its investment attractiveness.
Militants of the terrorist organization 'Donetsk People's Republic' (DPR) shelled a residential area in the town of Horlivka, Donetsk region, overnight, killing three civilians killed and wounding four.