Tag: Russia

Nato to bolster Eastern Europe against Russia

Nato is set to announce details of a plan to bolster the alliance’s military presence in Eastern Europe in response to continued fighting in Ukraine.   The bloc’s chief says it will be the biggest reinforcement of its collective defence since the end of the Cold War.   Meanwhile, US Secretary of State John Kerry […]

At least 5 killed in Ukraine as shelling targets hospital, schools

Heavy shelling in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday afternoon killed at least five people and damaged a hospital, six schools and five kindergartens, local officials said.   The fighting between Russia-backed separatists and government troops in eastern Ukraine resumed in January after a month of relative calm, killing more than […]

EU weighs more sanctions on Russia

EU leaders have asked their foreign ministers to consider imposing further sanctions on Russia in response to the continued fighting in Ukraine.   A statement said the ministers, who will meet on Thursday, should “consider any appropriate action, in particular on further restrictive measures”.   It urged Russia to observe last September’s Minsk ceasefire deal, […]

Russia hits back at Obama over State of Union speech

Russia hit back on Wednesday at U.S. President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech, saying it showed the United States believes it is “number one” and seeks world domination.   Obama said his country was upholding “the principle that bigger nations can’t bully the small” by opposing what he called Russian aggression and supporting […]

Ukrainian troops retake most of Donetsk airport from rebels

Ukrainian troops recaptured almost all the territory of Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine they had lost to separatists in recent weeks, as thousands gathered in Kiev for a state-sponsored peace march on Sunday.   The offensive brought fighting close to the industrial city of Donetsk, centre of a pro-Russian rebellion, while shelling intensified in other […]

Worried about Russia? Lithuania says ‘Keep calm and read the war manual’

Lithuania is publishing a manual to advise its citizens on how to survive a war on its soil as concerns grow that Russia’s intervention in Ukraine heralds increased assertiveness in its tiny Baltic neighbors. “Keep a sound mind, don’t panic and don’t lose clear thinking,” the manual explains. “Gunshots just outside your window are not […]

Ukraine tensions keep Putin away from Auschwitz anniversary

Russian President Vladimir Putin is unlikely to join world leaders gathering at the site of the Auschwitz death camp this month because distrust caused by the conflict in Ukraine has cast a pall on arrangements to commemorate the Holocaust.   The Nazi camp where about 1.5 million people were killed, most of them Jews, became […]

Globalists Use Putin as Foil to Push TTIP U.S.-EU Merger

“Vladimir Putin Hates the TTIP: Which is exactly why Europe and America need to get it done.” Those are the title and subtitle for a November 19 op-ed by Admiral James Stavridis at foreignpolicy.com, the website of the establishment journal Foreign Policy.   A problem for Stavridis and the TTIP promotional choir is that Putin […]

Lavrov warns over Russia ‘regime change’ goal

Speaking to foreign policy advisers in Moscow, Mr Lavrov referred to calls for sanctions “that will destroy the economy and cause public protests”.   On Thursday, President Vladimir Putin said Moscow must guard against a “colour revolution”.   Russia denies arming Ukrainian rebels or sending Russian troops there.   Western sanctions were first imposed when […]

Joe Biden warns Russia faces ‘isolation’

Mr Biden, on a visit to Ukraine where he met President Petro Poroshenko, called on Russia to withdraw its military forces from Ukraine.   Ukrainians are marking a year since the start of the uprising which ousted pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych.   Amid celebrations, they paid tribute to those killed over the winter in Kiev. […]