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Russia’s ambassador to United Nations dies in NYC at 64
Feb21

Russia’s ambassador to United Nations dies in NYC at 64

Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, a veteran diplomat known as a potent and personable voice for his country’s interests as he sparred with his Western counterparts, died suddenly after falling ill Monday in his office at the mission. Vitaly Churkin, 64, was taken to a hospital in New York, where he died, Russia’s deputy...

Kremlin: Trump Associates’ Peace Plan for Ukraine ‘absurd’
Feb20

Kremlin: Trump Associates’ Peace Plan for Ukraine ‘absurd’

WASHINGTON – The Kremlin said Monday that the Russian government does not know anything about a Ukraine peace plan crafted by an opposition Ukrainian lawmaker and two of President Donald Trump’s associates. Russia President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, shrugged off the plan that the lawmaker in Ukraine reportedly tried...

Russia’s Long-time UN Ambassador Dies Suddenly
Feb20

Russia’s Long-time UN Ambassador Dies Suddenly

Russia’s long-time U.N. Ambassador, Vitaly Churkin, died suddenly on Monday in New York, a day before he would have turned 65 years old. The Russian foreign ministry announced his death in a statement, giving no details on the circumstances. An operator at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center confirmed he had been received at...

Ukraine Cease-fire in Effect But Doubts Persist as to Sustainability
Feb20

Ukraine Cease-fire in Effect But Doubts Persist as to Sustainability

A cease-fire in eastern Ukraine aimed at halting fighting between Ukrainian government forces and Moscow-backed separatists went into effect Monday. Ukrainian officials, however, warn it is at risk of falling apart. Under the cease-fire announced in Munich by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, both sides are supposed to abide by the...

Makubaliano ya kusitisha mapigano Mashariki mwa Ukraine yaanza – yatadumu?
Feb20

Makubaliano ya kusitisha mapigano Mashariki mwa Ukraine yaanza – yatadumu?

Watu wenye silaha, wanaodhaniwa kuwa ni askari ya Urusi, wakiwa katika doria nje ya kambi ya kijeshi ya Ukraine huko Perevalnoye Machi 17, 2014. Makubaliano ya kusitisha mapigano yapo katika hatari ya kuharibika hata kabla haya hayajaanza kutekelezwa. (CNN) MAKUBALIANO ya kusitisha mapigano baina ya majeshi ya Ukraine na waasi wanaoungwa mkono na...

Mawaziri Uingereza wataka kuhamisha misaada kutoka Afrika kwenda Ulaya Mashariki
Feb20

Mawaziri Uingereza wataka kuhamisha misaada kutoka Afrika kwenda Ulaya Mashariki

Waziri wa Mambo ya Nje wa Uingereza Boris Johnson Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP BAADHI ya mawaziri waandamizi wanaripotiwa kutaka kuhamisha misaada kutoka katika miradi ‘inayopoteza’fedha barani Afrika na Asia kwenda kwa washirika wa Uingereza huko Ulaya mashariki ili kufaidika na makubaliano ya Brexit. Maafisa katika ofisi ya Waziri Mkuu...

On Maidan Anniversary US Demands Russia Honor Minsk Agreements
Feb20

On Maidan Anniversary US Demands Russia Honor Minsk Agreements

As Ukrainians mark the third anniversary of the Maidan uprising that toppled former president Viktor Yanukovich, the U.S. is demanding that Russia honor the Minsk agreements, intended to end the violence in eastern Ukraine. Speaking to leaders gathered at Munich Security Conference, Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday “the United States will...

US Seeks ‘New Common Ground with Russia’
Feb20

US Seeks ‘New Common Ground with Russia’

Vice President Mike Pence says the United States will “continue to hold Russia accountable,” but that President Donald Trump has directed a search for ways to find “new common ground with Russia.” Pence’s comments came Monday in Brussels alongside European Union Council President Donald Tusk. “In the wake of Russian...

East Ukraine ceasefire due to take effect
Feb20

East Ukraine ceasefire due to take effect

A ceasefire is due to come into effect in eastern Ukraine following a deal in Munich over the weekend to halt fighting and withdraw heavy weapons from the front line. , But there have been many such agreements in the past and the omens for peace in the region are not good. Russian-backed fighters and the Ukrainian army have clashed almost daily...

Pence in Brussels, seeking ‘deeper’ ties with EU
Feb20

Pence in Brussels, seeking ‘deeper’ ties with EU

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told senior European Union officials in Brussels on Monday that the Trump administration was looking at ways to “deepen our relationship” with the EU., President Donald Trump alarmed EU leaders by endorsing Britain’s decision to leave the bloc and by suggesting last month that other states might...

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