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Less American leadership, less international cooperation and far greater uncertainty

Published in World
Monday, 19 June 2017 05:37

The signs can be seen most vividly in Europe. There, President Donald Trump’s emphasis on national interest over shared goals and values has weakened relationships and institutions that have effectively promoted the security and welfare of over 800 million people. European and Canadian leaders are already sounding alarm bells.

'Putin Is Obsessed With The Idea Of Testing NATO' - And The Baltics Will Be Next

Published in Opinion
Thursday, 23 July 2015 03:06

At first sight it seemed an improbable appointment: a man who had served twice as president of neighbouring Georgia, parachuted in as governor of a single region of Ukraine.

Why does the US provide help to Ukraine?

Published in Opinion
Monday, 25 May 2015 03:50

An interview with Richard Farkas, a professor at DePaul University in Chicago. Interviewers: Dariya Hirna and Nataliia Revko

DARIYA HIRNA, NATALIIA REVKO: Why does the US provide help to Ukraine?

Western Military Alliance Expels Dozens of Suspected Russian Spies from NATO Headquarters

Published in World
Tuesday, 12 May 2015 08:37

The western military alliance is reviving cold war-style hotlines to the Kremlin and the Russian general staff in Moscow to reduce the chances of escalating military confrontation and miscalculation as the Ukraine conflict fuels east-west tension.

Preparing For Trench Warfare In Ukraine

Published in Politics
Sunday, 05 April 2015 15:51

On the edge of the city here, members of the 37th Mechanized Infantry Battalion are living in cramped bunkers sunk about 8 feet into the black earth of farm fields.

Relations between the West and Russia remain at their lowest since the Cold War

Published in World
Sunday, 05 April 2015 13:01

But all bridges have not yet been burned, analysts say.

Washington and Brussels have imposed sanctions as part of a sea change in ties with Moscow, while a defiant Vladimir Putin has rejected accusations of Russian involvement in the fighting.

Russian Military Forces Shift From Fighting Alongside Ukraine Rebels To Training Them

Published in World
Friday, 03 April 2015 08:24

On a recent spring morning, an important visitor watched Russian-backed rebels conduct infantry maneuvers on the sunlit training grounds outside this town in eastern Ukraine.

Putin: “The West” is Encroaching on Russia and Fomenting Internal Unrest

Published in Politics
Sunday, 29 March 2015 13:04

He told a meeting of his internal intelligence service, the FSB, on Thursday (26 March), that “they are using their entire arsenal of means for the so-called deterrence of Russia: from attempts at political isolation and economic pressure, to large-scale information war and special services operations”.

Poles Steel For Battle, Fearing Russia Will March On Them Next

Published in Politics
Monday, 16 March 2015 08:37

For evidence of how much President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia has jangled nerves and provoked anxiety across Eastern Europe, look no farther than the drill held the other day by the Shooters Association.

How Many Russians Are Fighting In Ukraine?

Published in Politics
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 08:56

Western arguments about how to counter President Vladimir Putin's support for east Ukraine separatists are leading to clashes over the question of how deeply involved Russia's military is in the conflict.

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Ukrainians (Ukrainian: українці, ukrayintsi) are an East Slavic ethnic group native to Ukraine, which is the sixth-largest nation in Europe. The Constitution of Ukraine applies the term 'Ukrainians' to all its citizens. Also among historical names of the people of Ukraine Rusyns, Cossacks, etc. can be found. According to some dictionary definitions, a descriptive name for the "inhabitants of Ukraine" is Ukrainian or Ukrainian people.

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