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    The Washington Post: Russia is now a threat. The U.S. should treat it like one
    Aug20

    The Washington Post: Russia is now a threat. The U.S. should treat it like one

    The next president should recognize that Russia under Vladimir Putin is an authoritarian, kleptocratic regime that poses a serious threat to our values, interests and allies. We should contain and deter Russian aggression by reassuring our NATO allies that we will defend them, fulfilling the collective-defense guarantees of Article 5 and...

    Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns. Because of Ukraine’s money?
    Aug19

    Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns. Because of Ukraine’s money?

    Donald Trump`s campaign chairman Paul Manafort has resigned from his position on the campaign, the Republican presidential nominee said in a statement Friday, according to CNN. ”This morning Paul Manafort offered, and I accepted, his resignation from the campaign,” Trump said. ”I am very appreciative for his great work in helping to get us where...

    WSJ: Russia builds up army near Ukraine border
    Aug19

    WSJ: Russia builds up army near Ukraine border

    Russia is bolstering its military presence on its western border, sending tens of thousands of soldiers to newly built installations within easy striking distance of Ukraine, according to The Wall Street Journal. The moves, which come as Moscow ratchets up confrontation over the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, are a centerpiece of a new military...

    Pyatt: New batch of U.S. aid to arrive in Ukraine soon, no Javelins expected
    Aug19

    Pyatt: New batch of U.S. aid to arrive in Ukraine soon, no Javelins expected

    U.S. Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt says that the United States has provided security assistance to Ukraine to the tune of $600 million, and announces the arrival of a new batch of the aid, according to the Russian-language service of Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). ”And I`m very proud of what has been achieved – and our military exercise...

    Russian troops attack Ukraine 96 times in last day amid escalation
    Aug18

    Russian troops attack Ukraine 96 times in last day amid escalation

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 96 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. ”The enemy opened artillery fire six times on the town of Avdiyivka, having launched more than 130 shells of 122mm caliber on our defenders. The...

    Walked through woods with landmines: Crimea political prisoner shares details of escape
    Aug17

    Walked through woods with landmines: Crimea political prisoner shares details of escape

    Foreign language teacher from Russia-occupied Crimea Yuriy Ilchenko, who was detained by the occupying authorities for his pro-Ukrainian patriotic position, miraculously escaped from the peninsula and has shared details of his getaway, according to the Ukrainian TV news service TSN.ua. Ilchenko first spent 11 months in prison and was then placed...

    U.S. Senator Coons: No consensus in Senate on lethal aid to Ukraine
    Aug17

    U.S. Senator Coons: No consensus in Senate on lethal aid to Ukraine

    U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.), who was visiting Kyiv, Ukraine, on Tuesday, as the head of a U.S. Congress delegation, says that he does not think that there is consensus in the U.S. Senate at the moment on providing lethal weapons to Ukraine, according to an UNIAN correspondent. The Obama Administration was against supplying lethal aid to...

    Russia deploys jets at Iranian Airbase to bombs  insurgents in Syria (Photos)
    Aug16

    Russia deploys jets at Iranian Airbase to bombs insurgents in Syria (Photos)

    Russian warplanes have been deployed to the Hamedan Air Base in western Iran, Al-Masdar News has reported. Currently, the strategic TU-22M3 bombers take flight from southern Russia at Modzok airfield; however, this newly signed military agreement with Iran will allow Russia to reduce flight time by 60%, saving the Kremlin both money and improving...

    Secret ledger in Ukraine lists cash for Donald Trump`s campaign chief
    Aug15

    Secret ledger in Ukraine lists cash for Donald Trump`s campaign chief

    On a leafy side street off Independence Square in Kyiv is an office used for years by Donald J. Trump`s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, when he consulted for Ukraine`s ruling political party. His furniture and personal items were still there as recently as May, according to The New York Times. See also: Ex-Yanukovych adviser to lead Trump...

    Putin is ready to start full-scale war against Ukraine in August-September
    Aug13

    Putin is ready to start full-scale war against Ukraine in August-September

    Originally published on Center for Army, Conversion and Disarmament Studies, translated by UaPosition As of August 11, 2016, the Center for Army, Conversion and Disarmament Studies (CACDS) states the following: In August the situation around Ukraine sharply became worth, from the Russian side everything is ready to conduct extensive intense...

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