The Russian president is already testing Ukraine's president-elect Volodymyr Zelenskyi. In fact, Putin's latest decree can be seen as pseudo-legal preparation for military moves.
It was late 2013, and protests had erupted in Kiev. Among other things, the protestors wanted closer ties with the European Union. What followed was Ukraine’s cautionary tale for the world, including South-East Asia, believes its Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin.
Russa's new aggression against Ukraine demonstrates, among other things, how little Vladimir Putin worries about pushback from a divided Europe or a U.S. government led by President Trump.
It is time for Europe to wake up to an emerging threat on its eastern flank. Russia is actively sponsoring Europe's right-wing and populist movements, creating across the EU a network of allies sympathetic to Russia.
Putin's Kremlin are in the midst of a new cold war with Britain after GRU agents were sent to assassinate Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury with novichok in March.
The European Parliament on Thursday awarded a prestigious human rights prize to a Ukrainian prisoner serving a 20-year term in a penal colony in Siberia, drawing renewed attention to political detainees in the far-flung prison system once known as the gulag.
When Russian president Vladimir Putin celebrated the annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, he claimed the disputed peninsula was "spiritually" inseparable from Moscow. But Mr Putin’s military intervention is now threatening to undermine the "Russian world" beyond Moscow’s borders that he sought to promote.
In 2014, the eastern Ukrainian city of Sloviansk was at the epicenter of the separatist insurgency, which, with financial and military backing from Moscow, spawned two breakaway republics in eastern Ukraine.
Donald Trump’s invitation last week of Vladimir Putin to the White House caught a lot of people by surprise. Nobody more so, it seems, than his own director of national intelligence, Dan Coats.
Russian propaganda continues to preach hatred and suspicion for the United States. But there may still be hope by Putin and others at the top that Trump can be played.
Aboard Air Force One on June 29, U.S. President Donald Trump suggested he may consider recognizing Russia's claim to Crimea, which was forcibly annexed from Ukraine in 2014.
On Tuesday, Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko was murdered in his apartment building in Kiev, Ukraine — or so we thought. I was in Norway, hosting the 10th annual Oslo Freedom Forum in my role as the chairman of the Human Rights Foundation. We issued a strong statement condemning the killing. That night I wrote a column memorializing him, sickened over the death of yet another comrade for opposing Vladimir Putin. "I feel grief, exhaustion, and outrage," I wrote. "But not surprise."
Ukraine—Russia’s ongoing conflict with Ukraine has flared up once again. This time, however, it wasn’t another Russian artillery or rocket barrage in eastern Ukraine’s embattled Donbas region. Rather, the latest escalation was evidenced by completion of a bridge across the Kerch Strait connecting the Crimean Peninsula with mainland Russia.
In an excerpt from his new memoir, Sen. McCain discusses his longstanding opposition to the Russian strongman—and his own role in receiving ‘the Steele dossier’ about Donald Trump.
Viktor Yushchenko, himself poisoned in 2004, says expelling diplomats is a start but military action against Russia may be needed.
The arrival of a U.S.-blacklisted Russian motorcycle club in Bosnia and Herzegovina as part of their nine-day "Russian Balkans" tour has stoked fears among Bosnian and international authorities.
For young Russian dissenters monitoring the election, Putin's landslide victory is as demoralizing as it was predictable.
Could a U.N.-backed peacekeeping force end the grinding war in eastern Ukraine that has claimed more than 10,000 lives? In September, Russian President Vladimir Putin hinted that he might be open to a U.N. force. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and the Trump administration also seem keen on the idea.