WARSAW, Poland - A former Polish foreign minister has come under fire from the prime minister and political opponents for giving a U.S. magazine interview in which he allegedly said Russia's president offered Poland the opportunity to jointly carve up Ukraine in 2008.
Western leaders boast that the sanctions slapped on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine are inflicting real pain, and that's true -- even if Russia's macroeconomic indicators still don’t look worse than those of France, Italy or even Germany. But there's no indication that the punishment is having a salutary effect on Vladimir Putin. In a quick but high-profile trip to meet leaders in Milan last week, the Russian ruler was no more disposed than he has been to retreat from Ukraine or his larger neoimperialist agenda.
President Obama's failed reset and his weak response to Putin's War Against Ukraine stuck him with a reputation of indecisiveness and naïveté, reinforced by cumulating foreign policy failures. Obama, unlike Angela Merkel, members of Congress of both parties, and, lately, Hillary Clinton, still appears to be late to understand Putin's global threat and his goal to destroy NATO. With one intense bill-of-particulars against Putin, Obama coukd outline his plan to stop Putin's expansionism before it is too late. Such a move could save the last two years of Obama’s presidency. Here is what Obama should say.
Poland's parliamentary speaker, Radoslaw Sikorski, has been quoted as saying that Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed to Poland's then leader in 2008 that they divide Ukraine between themselves.
In the conflict between the Ukrainian military and pro-Russian separatists, both sides have been accused of atrocities, including execution-style killings. But there’s a propaganda war going on too, and it has led to not only exaggerations about the number of executions, but a culture in which deaths and injuries sustained in battle are kept off the books in hospitals and other official tallies, according to a new report by Amnesty International.
The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) has detected a subversive organization whose leaders were recruited by the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB).
Clashes between Ukrainian troops defending Donetsk airport and Russian-backed separatists that control the city intensified on Oct. 20 with massive explosion damaged football stadium and smashed windows in many parts of the city.
The war in Ukraine is no longer only about Ukraine. The conflict has transformed Russia. This increasingly is what European leaders and diplomats believe: that Vladimir Putin and his security establishment have used the fog of war in Ukraine to shroud the final establishment of his brittle imperialist dictatorship in Moscow
A report by Ukraine's parliament revealed on Oct. 20 that more than 300 soldiers were killed during a weeks-long battle that marked a crushing setback in the military campaign to root out pro-Russian separatist forces in the east.
When the smoke clears after this Sunday’s parliamentary election, the CEO of Kyiv-based investment house SP Advisors plans to tell financiers that fortune has a way of often favoring the bold during the firm’s investment conference on Oct. 28-29.
Amnesty International said it has found evidence of extrajudicial killings by pro-Russian separatists and Kiev regular and irregular forces in eastern Ukraine, but not to the extent reported by Russian media and authorities.
When Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko spoke to a joint session of Congress last month, he thanked the United States for its assistance in confronting Russian aggression, and indeed, our country, along with our NATO allies, has done much.
He's not averse to taking a dizzying punch to the head if he can score a point. Rights groups accuse him of using armed squads to abduct suspected separatists. His party's program, somewhat improbably, calls for nuclear rearmament of Ukraine.
Owned by a Russian company, Denizbank had become an unintended casualty in the geopolitical conflict between Moscow and the West over the crisis in Ukraine.
Sweden has beefed up its military presence amid reports of 'a crippled Russian submarine' off its coast.
Germany's BND foreign intelligence agency has concluded that pro-Russian rebels are to blame for the downing of Malaysia Airline MH17 in Ukraine in July, Der Spiegel weekly reported on Sunday, Oct. 19 the first European agency to say so.
This week, as falling oil prices have hammered the Russian economy, President Vladimir Putin has warned repeatedly that his country, a nuclear superpower, must not be "blackmailed." He was talking about economic sanctions, but there is a different lesson he should be drawing right now and it has nothing to do with the U.S. or the European Union.
STOCKHOLM - Sweden boosted its military presence in Stockholm's archipelago on Saturday, Oct. 18 to scour its waters for "foreign underwater activity" in a mobilization of ships, troops and helicopters unseen since the Cold War.
Ukrainians have long endured a tormented relationship with the novelist Mikhail Bulgakov - a native son who extolled this city's beauty even while mocking the very idea of a Ukraine independent from Russia.
A country divided between a Ukrainian-speaking west and a Russian-speaking east. An irreconcilable schism forged in history and set in stone. Lviv vs. Luhansk; Orange vs. Blue.