Articles Tagged 'Ukraine'
Paul Manafort fights special counsel over gag order, Ukraine op-ed
An attorney for Paul Manafort is fighting back against the special counsel’s accusation that his client violated a federal judge’s gag order by helping draft…READ MORE
Trump Calls Putin On The Carpet
President Trump applauded Poland’s commitment to secure borders, called out Russia for its activities in Ukraine and Syria, and affirmed America’s collective defense commitment to…READ MORE
Massive Cyber Attack Spreading Across World…
Ukraine’s government, National Bank and biggest power companies all warned of cyberattacks Tuesday. Airports and metro services in the country were also reportedly affected, though…READ MORE
Ukrainian PM Yatseniuk resigns, paving way for new government
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk tendered his resignation on Sunday, paving the way for Western-backed coalition parties to nominate an ally of President Petro Poroshenko…READ MORE
Ukraine conflict: Putin shakes hands with Poroshenko as talks begin
Urgent talks on ending the deadly conflict in east Ukraine have opened in the Belarusian capital Minsk, after a week of EU shuttle diplomacy.
Obama Vacations Despite Iraq, Ukraine, Immigration Crisis
Even as Iraq is falling to renewed attacks by radical Islamists, pro-Russian forces escalate the killing of Ukrainian soldiers, and as thousands of illegal immigrants…READ MORE
Russia faces struggle to wean Crimea economy off Ukraine supplies
DZHANKOI/SIMFEROPOL Crimea | Scrambling to compensate for a lack of water from mainland Ukraine, farmhands are laying row after row of pipe to drip water across dusty fields in Crimea’s arid north.
The water shortage highlights the huge logistical hurdles Russia faces to wean Crimea off dependence on Ukraine, from which it seized the Black Sea peninsula in March.
Fighting rages in eastern Ukraine town, residents flee
NEAR SLAVIANSK Ukraine | Ukrainian government forces battled separatists with artillery and automatic weapons on Wednesday as fighting raged for a second straight day in and around the eastern town of Slaviansk, forcing many frightened residents to flee.
The Kiev government, trying to break rebellions by pro-Russia militias which it fears could lead to dismemberment of the country, said more…READ MORE
Russian military shows off impressive new gear
Elite Russian troops are displaying a new arsenal of body armor, individual weapons, armor-piercing ammunition and collar radios — a menu of essential gear that gives them a big tactical advantage against a lesser-equipped Ukrainian army.
If President Vladimir Putin orders an invasion, the new-generation body armor, in particular, would provide exceptional protection against small arms if Russian troops go…READ MORE
Ukraine peace deal falters as rebels show no sign of surrender
KIEV/SLAVIANSK, Ukraine | An agreement reached last week to avert wider conflict in Ukraine was faltering as the new week began, with pro-Moscow separatist gunmen showing no sign of surrendering government buildings they have seized.
Washington says it will hold Moscow responsible and impose new economic sanctions if the separatists do not clear out of government buildings they have occupied…READ MORE