Ukraine

Ukraine’s parliament has backed a presidential plan to impose martial law in part of the country after Russia captured three of its naval vessels and 23 crew members on Sunday. President Petro Poroshenko said the 30-day order would affect border ...

The tensions between Russia and Ukraine are far from dulling. After Crimea’s annexation by hRussia in 2014 the situation is not improving as a recent event illustrates it. On October 11 2018, the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, Orthodoxy’s spiritual ...

On 17th of October, an eighteen years old student perpetrated a mass shooting in Kerch, in the Russia annexed peninsula of Crimea. The student of the Kerch Polytechnic College carried out the attack starting in the canteen, where he allegedly ...
Putin , Young Diplomats, Strategy

Middle East has long been a playground for major powers, ideal for the clash of competing interests, strategies and influence. Technically speaking, over the years, it has been demonstrated that using soft power in the region does not get tangible ...

As the cease-fire in Syria crumbles, negotiations over another area of contention between Moscow and the West — Ukraine — seem to be faring better. At a meeting in Minsk on Wednesday, representatives from Ukraine, Russia and the Organization for ...

The previous cease fire negotiated in Minsk in May 2015 is for now largely holding. No serious fightings have been reported since between the two countries. But things are about to change, with Russia awaiting EU decisions concerning the financial ...
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Summary The Ukrainian government is in the midst of a major political shake-up, but Kiev is not the only actor involved in the conflict in eastern Ukraine that is undergoing change. The leader of the Donetsk People’s Republic recently fired ...

Forecast Persistent tension between Moscow and Kiev will encourage Russia to keep looking for pipeline routes to Europe that bypass Ukraine. TurkStream will probably remain shuttered until icy Russia-Turkey relations thaw. Given numerous political hurdles, South Stream’s prospects are similarly ...

Summary Crimea is in the midst of an energy crisis after electricity links from mainland Ukraine to the peninsula were cut over the weekend of Nov. 20-22. It is unclear who attacked the electricity service, although it appears that Ukrainian ...

Russia Tries to Sow a Trans-Atlantic Divide     Russia’s standoff with the United States will grow more complicated this quarter as Moscow tries to soften the Europeans on sanctions over Ukraine even as it escalates its military involvement in Syria. Moscow’s ...