Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said that he will propose declaring martial law in the wake of an altercation in the Black Sea that saw Russian military seize Ukrainian vessels for breaching Russian territorial waters.
Coming in response to the EU’s extension of sanctions over what Brussels called “the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol,” the Russian statement said “it was time” to accept that those territories are an “integral part of the Russian Federation” and that the situation “can’t be changed by methods of economic and political blackmail.”
Night Wolves intend to follow path taken by Red Army in World War Two, driving to Berlin for Victory Day celebration
The Polish foreign ministry has banned a biker gang linked to Russian President Vladimir Putin from entering the country. The Night Wolves had planned to enter next week as part of a ride across Europe to commemorate the 70th anniversary of World War Two.
In the main media outlets Americans read, see or listen to, Russia is the bad guy in the black hat and the West is the good guy. And sometimes — as you know — the good guy in the white...
Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov said he would not allow a repetition of what happened in Crimea which was annexed by Russia last month.
His live televised address from parliament came after pro-Russian forces targeted half a dozen cities.
Saying Russian troops were within a 30 km (19 mile) zone from the Ukrainian border, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk told a government meeting: “An anti-Ukrainian plan is being put into operation . . . under which foreign troops will cross the border and seize the territory of the country.
Tokyo and Moscow remain at odds over the sliver of a Russian-held archipelago off Hokkaido, with the nearly 70-year-old dispute long stalling a bilateral post-war peace treaty, despite warming diplomatic and economic ties.
What U.S. media won’t say about Russia’s actions As usual, America’s foreign correspondents are falling down on the job. Stories devoid of historical context cast Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as a naked act of neo-Soviet aggression. Considering that...
Vladimir Putin ordered tens of thousands of Russian troops participating in military exercises near Ukraine’s border to return to their bases as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was on his way to Kiev. Tensions remained high in the strategic Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea.
As Russian armoured personnel carriers patrolled the streets of nearby Sevastopol, the troops in Balaklava — who all actually wore black balaclavas to hide their faces — blocked access to the port area, where millionaires’ yachts are moored near fishing dories and small warships.