The blueprint to bar Russia’s Vladimir Putin from assault on Europe has been here from the moment the pro-Russian Viktor Yanukovych regime was overthrown in Ukraine. The world was holding its breath for a few months as democracy triumphed in Kyiv -- until the cowards in the West decided that the risk of confrontation against Russia is not worth the effort to scrap the existing geopolitical bindings, such as the spheres of influence. At that point the West refused to provide weapons for Ukraine, in the face of Moscow’s aggression in the Crimea and Donbas.
The father of a Jordanian youth, who blew himself up in a suicide bombing in Iraq last week, has told Al Jazeera that his son joined the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group after he was brainwashed by recruiters.
U.S. President Barack Obama said at the UN General Assembly that he had signed a decree on providing Ukraine with counterbattery stations for defensive purposes, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has called for changes to the legislation on elections with regard for the situation in Donbas.
Francis Goya is a 69-year-old Belgian classical guitar player with a Latin flavor who has sold millions of albums worldwide – enjoying particular popularity in the former USSR ever since his ‘Moscow Nights’ song established his reputation behind the Iron Curtain in the 1980s during the Cold War.
The Belgian maestro is currently on a Ukrainian tour.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says no changes will be made to the Minsk agreements.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said control over the Ukrainian-Russian part of the border has to be regained before the end of this year.
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has warned the Middle East faces destruction unless a coalition including Russia, Iran and Iraq succeeds in destroying what he calls terrorist groups.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko claims that after the defeat in Donbas with the 'Novorossiya' project, Russian President Vladimir Putin will try to create a 'Novosyria' (literally "New Syria") to strengthen his positions, according to the Ukraina TV Channel.
Russia's military intervention in Syria has spurred speculation that a common enemy - Islamist extremists - could soothe tensions between Moscow and the West and help in the lifting of sanctions over tensions in Ukraine. However, both sides are unwilling to step down over Russia's annexation of Crimea, raising concerns that tit-for-tat sanctions are here for the long-run and could even be increased.
From Ukraine to Syria, the Obama administration has consistently misread Russian President Vladimir Putin's objectives and the implications of cooperating with him. This has led to costly failures, but the administration is unlikely to change its approach. Congress need not sit idle too. By enacting new sanctions on Russia, U.S. lawmakers can send a strong signal to Moscow that its continued aggression against Ukraine and growing complicity in a genocidal war in Syria will come at a heavy price.
A little over a year after Russia banned imports of high-quality European dairy products, the country's agricultural watchdog has said that almost 80 percent of the cheese in Russia's shops is fake.
Defense officials in Moscow said over the weekend that Russia would broaden its air bombardment of Syria and claimed a five-day bombing campaign had already caused significant damage to Islamic State infrastructure and led to hundreds of militants abandoning their positions.
The Holocaust is marked and memorialized at places like Auschwitz, Bergen Belsen, Dachau. But nearly half of the six million Jewish victims were executed in fields and forests and ravines, places that were not named and remain mostly unmarked today. They were slaughtered in mass shootings and buried in mass graves in the former Soviet Union, where until very recently, little had been done to find them.
Protesters took to the streets of the Belarusian capital, Minsk, on Oct. 4 to voice their opposition to a planned Russian military air base. But some believe the former Soviet state has little choice.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Sunday on state television that U.S. President Barack Obama promised his country new models of defensive weapons amid a cease-fire with pro-Russian separatists.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Sunday Russia's Vladimir Putin had promised to ask pro-Russian separatists to cancel elections planned in rebel-held territory in defiance of Kyiv.
Whatever effect Russia's airstrikes are having on the ground in Syria, their impact at home is clear: They prove to Russians that their country is showing up the United States and reclaiming its rightful place as a global power.